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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:50 AM

 

Rahm Emanuel Seeks to Set Aside Verdict Involving Brutal Beating by Chicago Cop of Female Bartender

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After a jury decided that Chicago has a Blue Wall of Silence which the City used to protect a Chicago cop who brutally attacked a much lighter female bartender, Rahm Emanuel has decided to make an effort to set aside the verdict.



"Northwestern University professor Locke Bowman and University of Chicago professor Craig Futterman say the city is trying to sweep 'under the rug' a federal jury’s finding that the Chicago Police Department had either a code of silence or a policy of failing to properly investigate and discipline officers."

http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/16970378-418/professors-urge-judge-to-reject-setting-aside-judgment-in-bar-beating.html

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Reply Rahm Emanuel Seeks to Set Aside Verdict Involving Brutal Beating by Chicago Cop of Female Bartender (Original post)
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 OP
Nanjing to Seoul Dec 2012 #1
nomorenomore08 Dec 2012 #2
DCKit Dec 2012 #3
mercuryblues Dec 2012 #4
99Forever Dec 2012 #5
mercuryblues Dec 2012 #7
newfie11 Dec 2012 #6
Sheldon Cooper Dec 2012 #8
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #9
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #15
msanthrope Dec 2012 #18
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #21
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #23
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #10
Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #11
jsr Dec 2012 #13
Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #14
jsr Dec 2012 #12
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #16
frylock Dec 2012 #17
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #19
zabet Dec 2012 #20
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #22

Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:34 AM

1. Rahm Bone sticks it to everyone. I loathe this DINO.

 

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Response to Nanjing to Seoul (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:45 AM

2. And here I was glad he was no longer with the Obama administration.

But it seems he may be doing *more* harm in his current role.

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:38 AM

3. Agreed, but at least he's not standing right next to our President now.

 

I find him as detestable as my own "top ten Republics".

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:19 AM

4. Protecting the abuser

Notice there are 2 men just sitting/standing there watching as he beats her up.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:34 AM

5. Yes...

... they are cowardly scum, but what is a worse crime, is how the rest of the Chicago Police Dept are shielding this PIG and the piece of shit mayor is protecting the PIG from justice.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:09 AM

7. the abuser has been

protected from the start. I find it sad that he felt secure enough to beat her up in the first place. from the 2 guys watching, to the police officer who took the initial report. To his friends trying to intiminate the victim. I hope she takes her settlement and gets the hell out of there. From the police department on up, I don't think she can rely on any "protect and serve" if she ever has to call 911 again.

A little more background on the story at the link:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-23/news/chi-anthony-abbate-chicago-police-trial_1_anthony-abbate-karolina-obrycka-northwest-side-bar

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:56 AM

6. just what you want out on the street

this piece of shit needs to be locked up FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:20 AM

8. Fuck you Rahm and fuck you Chicago PD.

I hope you all burn in hell.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:32 AM

9. How in the heck did this animal escape major jail time? If he had been anyone other than....

...a police officer I have no doubt he would have seen some major time in the Big House.

I am pleased with the following quote from the linked article:

The city, which has previously argued that the Abbate case was a “unique case” that came before substantial reforms to police discipline, has until Dec. 17 to respond.

It has agreed to pay Obrycka the $850,000 the jury awarded her by the end of the month, regardless of which way the judge rules.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:43 AM

15. Notwithstanding how the article was written, the continuation of the court proceeding indicates

 

that the City of Chicago has merely proposed to pay with certain attached conditions. Notwithstanding the language, the City of Chicago has not "agreed to pay."

As observed by one of the jurors, "the proposal is still another attempt to keep the 'code of silence' in place ..."
http://chicagoist.com/2012/12/07/judge_sets_aside_citys_request_to_t.php

The details of the proposal haven't been released but it is likely that the City of Chicago is threatening to take an appeal unless certain conditions are met.

It's possible that the City of Chicago, as corporate defendants have done in other cases, is demanding, as a condition of the proposed settlement, that the attorney who had the skill and tenacity to pursue the lawsuit not accept other clients and represent them in similar blue-wall-of-silence cases. It is possible that the City of Chicago is demanding that victim and her attorney not cooperate with other Chicago police victims and their attorneys.

If the City of Chicago truly "agreed to pay" in an unconditional manner, it would appear that there would be no justiciable issue. I.e., there would be nothing for the Court to rule on.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

18. You are not correct--the City of Chicago has indicated that it will pay the verdict amount of 850k.

City attorney Scott Jebson said Obrycka will receive her settlement regardless, but is looking out for the best interests of taxpayers against “misuse” of the judgment by plaintiffs in similar lawsuits against the city.

http://chicagoist.com/2012/12/07/judge_sets_aside_citys_request_to_t.php


The City has dropped the appeal of the verdict amount, and is focusing on the finding "code of silence." This is smart, since 850k is small potatoes compared to the liability the finding "code of silence" will bring.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:59 PM

21. He also had prior incidents of abuse, seems he's not fond of women. But those too were

swept under the rug.

In this case he apparently lied about the victim also, claiming he was 'defending himself'. And his buddies lied about why they did not include his name in their report:

On Tuesday, Obrycka's lawyer grilled Officer Peter Masheimer about the missing details as he testified at a trial stemming from a lawsuit she brought against the city of Chicago and Anthony Abbate, the off-duty cop convicted of attacking her.

Masheimer testified he did not include the alleged offender's name or the security camera in the report because it was "speculation and assumption," because Obrycka got the information secondhand.

But Obrycka's attorney Terry Ekl challenged him on that.

"The victim told you the offender's last name was Abbate, didn't she? And you're telling us you didn't put it in your report because it was unverified?" Ekl asked the officer.


Right, video is 'speculation' along with his actual name.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:03 PM

23. Terry Ekl = top notch attorney.

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:35 AM

10. Slimmy little turd.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:46 AM

11. You 'Little People' need to shut up about this.

Everyone not a cop is guilty of a crime, you just haven't been caught yet.

She was asking for it.

That video was faked.

It was a drug deal gone bad, the heroic police officer was working undercover.

Police are never drunk, never beat their wives and kids, never lie, never abuse their authority, and are never raging assholes with major personality and psychological flaws.

Thank God they keep us safe from the bad guys.




We just aren't sure who the bad guys are anymore.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:19 AM

13. His dog got sick, so he had to go beat up a little woman.

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Response to jsr (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:34 AM

14. You don't understand the stresses he lives under.

Being an overweight drunk with rage issues puts enormous stress on your heart.

If I was him, I'd sue that tiny woman for forcing me to beat the crap out of her.

She could have given him a heart attack.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:18 AM

12. Abbate got probation, and “nothing will happen”

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/11/13/abbate-civil-trial-jury-reaches-verdict/

Former Chicago Police Supt. Richard Brzeczek, who was the city’s top cop in the 1980s, says he’s not surprised the jury bought into the conspiracy theory.

“The practice of the code of silence in the Chicago Police Department is at epidemic levels,” he tells CBS 2’s Mike Parker.

He predicts the police officials implicated in a cover-up will not suffer professionally.

“Nothing will happen,” Brzeczek, now a defense attorney, says.

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Response to jsr (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:45 AM

16. True, nothing will happen to them. She should probably re-locate to another city.

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:33 PM

17. rahm is a piece of shit..

and fuck tha police.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:35 PM

19. Absolutely nothing unusual about this in Chicago. Shit like this happens every day there

 

and nothing is ever allowed to be done about it. The only thing that makes this stand out is the media didn't have anything else to talk about that day.

Unfortunately the people of Chicago, or at least enough of them, like it this way.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:44 PM

20. Maybe somebody needs to

Investigate Rahm? Why, with such damning evidence as this video tape, and the future liabilities of a court declaring the city had 'a blue wall of silence', why would he try to sweep this away? What and how does it benefit him to make it go away?

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Response to zabet (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:00 PM

22. "how does it benefit him"? My best guess is that the thugs who report to this former

 

ballerina will not be inhibited when using violence to satisfy the needs of him and the other politicians who run the City of Chicago.



Chicago politicians like to have a reputation of being tough. Neither he nor the other Chicago politicians have a reputation for being opposed to unnecessary and excessive violence.

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