Chicago officers lounged in a congressman’s office during protests, videos shows

Chicago officers lounged in a congressman's office during protests, videos shows 1


Thirteen Chicago police officers lounged and slept in the congressional campaign office of US Rep. Bobby Rush on June 1 as protests and looting occurred throughout the city, Rush and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
The officers, who included three supervisors, were seen on video lounging in Rush's office, sleeping, eating the congressman's popcorn and talking on the phone, Rush and Lightfoot said.
The incident came to light after Rush reviewed security camera footage from his office, the mayor explained at a news conference. The campaign office was broken into on Sunday, May 31, when the surrounding strip mall was looted, Lightfoot told CNN. She said the police officers entered the campaign office early Monday, June 1.

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60 Comments on "Chicago officers lounged in a congressman’s office during protests, videos shows"

  1. When the mayor tells them not to do anything, then they do not do anything.

  2. Cliff Reeser | June 12, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

    why the hell would you even want to be a police officer in Chicago?

    • Cliff Reeser You get to sit around all day, and get OVERTIME PAY for it. And get to cash out with a $100,000 a year LIFETIME pension. At age 45.

    • feraligatr 205 | June 12, 2020 at 8:46 PM | Reply

      Chicago isnโ€™t as bad as itโ€™s about portrayed to be by the media

    • I would not

    • Wendel Bolide | June 12, 2020 at 10:35 PM | Reply

      Good pay, benefits, a PENSION, you know how rare pensions are these days? Police union pay legal fees, free perks from local business, no tickets ever i mean it goes on and on. Being a cop is a good job. And Its not THAT difficult to become one.

    • @Wendel Bolide especially when you sit or lay down in an Office and make popcorn , huh ?

  3. ForThePeople ByThePeople | June 12, 2020 at 4:02 PM | Reply

    Mayor: Black. Congressman: Black. Superintendent of Police: Black. President Obama (from Chicago): Black. Will they do something for Black Community? YEP, BUST COPS FOR POPCORN!!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    • but youre 100% right. and just like the bad cops make cops in general look bad, these black leaders can make the black community seem pretty racist

    • Plus, it was a set up … the president of Chicago’s police union has the communication evidence – that *they were invite to rest/recoup after working a war zone for 72hrs,* bc it had calmed down at the time they were in there, Monday June 1st 1am – 6am. But wud CNN air the police unions comments? No. I wonder why

  4. Victoria G. Young | June 12, 2020 at 4:06 PM | Reply

    I am sorry but the cop that went to sleep had me dying laughing lmao

  5. Maybe if they weren’t doing 15 hour shifts, they won’t need a break

  6. LOL when told they are POWERLESS, the police DO NOTHING…

    F’N DUH!

  7. If your protesting, you donโ€™t want police men getting in your way. And now you want them in your way. MAKE UP YOUR MIND!

  8. FazzBroGaming 777 | June 12, 2020 at 4:22 PM | Reply

    Itโ€™s official: 2020 is the year that our grate descendants will read about in their history books! This year will never be forgotten.

    • James Mottley | June 12, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

      Dave Chappelle will bring you up to speed:

    • Toene Frauchi | June 12, 2020 at 9:08 PM | Reply

      CNN is an enemy of the state and will pay up.

    • Rock Brentwood | June 12, 2020 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      They heard the message loud and clear: “We don’t want any of you militarized, steroid-addicted thugs around our neighborhoods anymore” and they said “You’re right. We *are* that way. All the departments are now. The Patriot Act mandated it. Your representatives in Congress tried to pass an extension of that law in May to give you *even* *more* mass-surveillance in a nation patrolled by a military police.”

      The Patriot Act extension vote was led by the Democrats from November 2019 onward – it was all their idea – but was joined in by the Republicans. And they said “You want reform? You fools! The representative you voted for are the ones who are keeping it all alive! Only a veto-threat stopped the vote from passing. While you were all getting distracted with yet another impeachment scam – for the 2nd time in 20 years – they were both working together to extend that very law which gave you us, what we are today.”

      Right here *READ* ! How the War on Terror Has Militarized the Police (Atlantic, 2011)
      Minneapolis was called out in it. You were warned.
      They talk about mini-tanks in it. Wanna see what one looks like. Go over to Facebook and check out the cover page of the “Brown Deer Police Department” where they proudly display theirs. That’s a tiny quiet municipality.

      So, they said “You’re right. We *are* that way. You don’t want us. We’ll stay away.” and they did. And this is what happened:

      June 8: “18 murders in 24 hours: Inside the most violent day in 60 years in Chicago”

      This is not about defunding and getting rid of all the police (because that’s what happens when you do). It never was about that. It’s about setting things straight and rolling back all the nonsense that led to this (the military police, the mass-surveillance like this is some kind of *god* *damned* *Communist* *state* ) — all of which the Democrats and Republicans tried to push you even further into. That’s what needs to be done. A lot more (like making full use of the law #18USC242, using Willful Blindness against Qualified Immunity and just getting rid of Qualified Immunity … which is what gets the cops off for free when they abuse their power.)

      There is only one party that has *ever* and *always* made standing up to the abuses of those in power its #1 issue from its very beginning. And it is sure as *hell* not the one who brought you all of this. Until you step away from those traitors – the Democrats and the Republicans – who gave you all this, then you’re part of that crowd, and you’re just as much a party to what they did wrong, as they are.

      And if you, or anyone on *my* *land* – the world who have been on the wrong end of all the abuse by those in power – have to think about whose side to be on, then you ain’t black, and you ain’t any other color or creed that’s been on the receiving end of those who violate your human rights, be they here or in a totalitarian state, like the Communist state I once lived in. The choice is clear: dump them, and come on in and join those who have always made this their #1 issue, no matter where you are or who you are. Because we’re going global #Libertarians

      And maybe, then, you’ll make it to 30. And by the way, we don’t have a senile old or fat white man running; but a woman who comes from a place called Libertyville.

    • Eugenio Robinson | June 12, 2020 at 9:39 PM | Reply

      FazzBroGaming 777 The Civil War was more epic and harder fought for. The dues of slavery were paid for with the deaths of over 300million Americans. This is peanuts.

    • baileyjean1000 | June 12, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

      Your descendants might even know how to use the correct word. Wouldn’t that be GRATE?

  9. Leftists: “Police go away!”
    Police: “ok i’ll be on the couch”
    I think the police are overfunded and under qualified to protect human lives, but guys, this is some hysteria and the local gov’t trying to pretend as if they have any control on the city whatsoever. Mayor Lightfoot is doing a pretty bad Liam Neeson impression here. How about come up with a plan and then the officers will know what to do… ??

  10. Scott Thompson | June 12, 2020 at 4:27 PM | Reply

    > Politicians & Protesters: “NO COPS! NO COPS! ACAB!”
    > Cops: “Okay, sure”
    > Politicians & Protesters: *surprised Pikachu face”*

    • That One guy | June 12, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply

      Scott Thompson the people protesting police are always the first to cry for them to help

    • Santiago Katzenstein | June 12, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      Sorry to tell you but the police is a service povided by the state and is officially under the control of civilian authorities, they are called law enforcement for a reason . They are not the law but the enforcers of the law.

    • Scott Thompson | June 12, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

      @Santiago Katzenstein I’m having trouble understanding the point you’re trying to make, could you expound?

  11. OT Pie Flipper | June 12, 2020 at 4:29 PM | Reply

    Liberals: Defund the police!

    Also Liberals: How dare the police not show up to provide security during our so-called peaceful protest against them! ๐Ÿ˜…

    • Defund the police so the policemen who actually do their jobs get paid and we can get rid of THESE guys.

    • freedomnowmedical | June 12, 2020 at 8:39 PM | Reply

      that’s not the problem that anyone is talking about but okay

    • FannyPackMan100 | June 12, 2020 at 9:41 PM | Reply

      So, they shouldn’t accept punishment for what was wrongdoing on their part?

    • Really, you don’t see a problem with taking a five hour lounge break in someone elses office- taking their food and getting paid by the city for it? Wow. Do you have employees??…because they must love you.

    • Race Traitor | June 12, 2020 at 10:15 PM | Reply

      If they donโ€™t want to work they can go home.

  12. Steve McFarland | June 12, 2020 at 4:30 PM | Reply

    At least the guy didnโ€™t put his feet on the furniture.

  13. Iโ€™m sure these officers donโ€™t give a Shโ€” anymore because of you mayor. Good luck finding any who want to work in your city or state anymore

  14. ” An internal investigation has been initiated, and we found there was nothing wrong ” ๐Ÿ˜‚ you know the usual.

    • lol listen to their superintendent.

    • James Mottley | June 12, 2020 at 8:03 PM | Reply

      I want answers, the real truth and corrective action plans. Aren’t there minority police officers witnessing abuse? These cops must step forward and clean up their community.

    • Hahahahaha

    • I had a bet with myself that some of those cops would lie and say he invited them.

      I guess I owe myself a Million Dollars now! ๐Ÿ˜

    • @mrclueuin
      Yea … it is a good thing the president of Chicago’s police union has the communication evidence – that *they were invite to rest/recoup after working a war zone for 72hrs,* bc it has calmed down at the time they were in there, Monday June 1st 1am – 6am.

  15. Collins kollins facts | June 12, 2020 at 4:40 PM | Reply

    He was heated when he spoke about his POpcorn

  16. Robin J Peregrine-White | June 12, 2020 at 4:52 PM | Reply

    OH NO: police are stealing popcorn and coffee – call out the National Guard and the Texas Rangers! And to have the unmitigated gall to rest on someone’s couch after days of 12 hour shifts. FIND OUT WHO THESE THIEVES and SLACKERS ARE ASAP!!!

  17. Make Asylums Great Again โ€ข 10 years ago | June 12, 2020 at 5:04 PM | Reply

    Thatโ€™s Beetlejuice no one can convince me otherwise.

  18. ForThePeople ByThePeople | June 12, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

    PUG Beetlejuice like school principal: YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ I need smoke WEED and watch this again high. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

  19. With Chicago’s mayor, I wouldn’t want to do more.

  20. Hatebreedish | June 12, 2020 at 7:22 PM | Reply

    2020: The line in the sand has been drawn and it’s made from popcorn.

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