This post has nothing to do with murder hornets.
I just wanted to get your attention.
The members of the Chicago Police Department just elected a Trumper as president of the Fraternal Order Of Police.
You can tell he’s a Trumper not only because of his rap sheet, but also because Trump just tweeted his congratulations to the guy.
John Catanzara won a runoff election against incumbent Kevin Graham and Martin Preib.
Preib writes books and blog posts labeling the wrongful conviction movement a “cottage industry,” attacking civil-rights attorneys.
So the thing is that any of the candidates running to head the FOP was going to be a Trumper.
WBEZ reported that Catanzara said was running partly to send a message to Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
All these people who wanted to send messages to Mayor Lightfoot.
Why don’t the just write a letter.
“If you want to work together, we’re willing to sit down and talk. But if you want to continue fighting us, my team and Lodge 7 will bring a fight like no other FOP has before — to any mayor ever.”
What a bunch of thugs.
These guys elect new presidents of their “lodge” every term, each one more fascistic than the previous one.
Loser Preib’s official campaign biography says he has many qualifications for the union’s top job. It praises his work ethic and says he has “spearheaded campaigns against” an Illinois commission set up nearly a decade ago to hear claims of alleged torture by officers under the late CPD Comander. Jon Burge.
The other loser, Graham, led street protests against States Attorney Kim Foxx when he was the previous FOP president.
All of them were outspoken defenders of Jason Van Dyke, the cop who murdered Laquan McDonald.
Catanzara himself has a cabinet full of complaints filed against him. The only real question is why he still has a job.
In December, the union’s board voted to put its demand for an 18% pay raise over three years in the hands of an independent arbitrator.
As for murdering hornets? I don’t know.