Friday, October 16, 2009

Obama’s Hometown Police Investigated for G-20 Abuse

William Grigg
LRC Blog

In preparation for hosting the G-20 summit, the city government of Pittsburgh, eager to find additional tax-fattened bodies to fill out the Darth Vader riot police costumes, paid the expenses of a group of hired thugs from the Chicago P.D.

The Chicago contingent was composed of guys whose idea of a vacation consists of beating people and attacking them with pepper spray. At least some of them treated local protesters as quarry in a big-game hunt: A group of them forced a Pitt student named Kyle Kramer, who was handcuffed at the time, to kneel spread-eagle on the street while the police posed for a photograph.

An official “investigation” of those Chicago cops is underway, which means that in a few months we’ll be told that this abhorrent, dehumanizing act of abuse was carried out according to established procedures and, therefore, is no big deal.