Chicago’s biggest police union is spending money to win power on new oversight councils

The police union paid $25,000 to two election attorneys to kick candidates off the ballot in police district races.

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mandrsn1
mandrsn1
17 · 18 days ago · Reddit

That's kind of the purpose of a union. Police unions spend to get their way on police oversight, just like a teacher's union spends to influence their oversight.

AlParsonsFinalWords
AlParsonsFinalWords
11 · 18 days ago · Reddit

I mean, duh. Obviously the people most interested in running have some kind of vested interest in law enforcement. They'll probably be filled with a mix of law enforcement and gang-allies in a few years.

Besides that, police councils are going to cause problems down the road when someone elected starts abusing the power (or perceived power) among their neighbors. This well-intentioned reform was a bad idea that won't turn out like people hoped.

LoriLeadfoot
LoriLeadfoot
8 · 18 days ago · Reddit

Tbh this doesn’t really sound like foul play to me. There’s yet another board or council that oversees them, it’s open to the public to elect its members, and they’re spending some money on lawyers to help get favorable candidates elected. I’m definitely not pro-FOP but I don’t see this as out of the ordinary.

SoSide5182
SoSide5182
7 · 17 days ago · Reddit

Unions spend $ on like-minded candidates in elections. In other news, water is wet...

Easy-Praline6973
Easy-Praline6973
6 · 17 days ago · Reddit

Police union: fights to keep their murderers out of jail and keep their white supremacists on the force

Teachers union: doesn’t want to be forced to pay out of their own pockets for students supplies

Bootlickers and police: see, same thing!