‘Cowards’: Rush Slams Chicago Police Caught Lounging In His Office Amid Looting | All In | MSNBC

‘Cowards’: Rush Slams Chicago Police Caught Lounging In His Office Amid Looting | All In | MSNBC 1

 

Congressman Bobby Rush got word that his office in Chicago had been burglarized. But when he looked at the surveillance tape, he saw a group of up to 13 police officers, helping themselves to coffee, making popcorn, even napping in his office while nearby stores were being damaged and robbed amid protests. Aired on 6/11/2020.
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‘Cowards’: Rush Slams Chicago Police Caught Lounging In His Office Amid Looting | All In | MSNBC

81 Comments on "‘Cowards’: Rush Slams Chicago Police Caught Lounging In His Office Amid Looting | All In | MSNBC"

  1. Well, you can’t say there aren’t stupid cops, who don’t know they’re being filmed? And, that it’s not a systemic problem

  2. When you begin to realize that Reno 911 was a documentary, not a comedy.

    • Sheh Nasim so when your freedom and everything you own is at stake because politicians whom control aspects of your job, it muddies the water quite a bit.

    • Sheh Nasim do you know the true story behind this video? They were assigned to guard the building but ordered to not use force to stop anyone from doing anything to it.

    • @jamesngotts no one did do anything to the building except shatter a window…No they were not assigned. The congressman even says he only knew of police presence through the security window. They did not do anything they were being paid to do.

    • Sheh Nasim what were they paid to do?

    • Sheh Nasim you tell me how clear the water is in terms of what their job is?

  3. Zypher Griffin | June 12, 2020 at 12:50 AM | Reply

    Perhaps they’re standing guard to protect his office.

  4. You can’t make this stuff up. It’s like a movie.

  5. Darkgreen Marine | June 12, 2020 at 1:13 AM | Reply

    Its like they had orders to not respond, just to wait it out.

  6. Everyone: We don’t need the police, defund them
    Everyone when the police don’t do anything: cOwArDs

    • @Skiff P. Maybe morale was down.
      And maybe they were ordered stay back. Looting happened at many places in many cities, even with police a block away. Apparently they were told to ordered to ignore the looting.

    • Dawris Disla | June 13, 2020 at 1:49 AM | Reply

      What I don’t understand is why you ok with them looting the congressman office. If they wanted to wait it out they should had done it some other place. Either way is unprofessional

    • ever heard of speeding tickets

    • Haruhi Suzumiya | June 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Reply

      @Huy Nguyen ignore looting? thats not they are paid to do, protect and serve

    • D-man Bradley | June 13, 2020 at 2:58 PM | Reply

      @Cray Everyone organizing these protests have said “Defund the Police” is a movement to take funding from the Police and put it towards specialized forces for the hodge-podge of tasks police are currently being called in for.

      For example, someone having a mental breakdown while off their meds would be handled by public mental health specialists (who likely won’t be armed). If a homeless guy is sleeping in a public space and making people feel uncomfortable, a different public agency would see to having them relocated to a shelter rather than having a cop come and shove them off somewhere. Odd thing is that *the police* were the main ones complaining about having to do all this stuff and how it over-complicated training until people started talking about taking their budget to have someone else do it.

      Either way, invading a building for nap time while on duty is not acceptable behavior. If they were ordered not to respond to the looting, then head back the precinct or get the Congressman’s permission. And if they weren’t ordered to avoid the looters *why are they so bold when it comes to beating and arresting unarmed protesters?* If you can bully the peaceful in the name of “maintaining order” but run from people actually committing crimes, then “coward” is an apt descriptor for these cops.

  7. Thats DEEP on the Beat | June 12, 2020 at 1:16 AM | Reply

    Police all over the country being EXPOSED left right and center

  8. Ron Gerhardt | June 12, 2020 at 1:39 AM | Reply

    The entire country sleeping wake up America

    • James Chauvet | June 13, 2020 at 8:37 PM | Reply

      Time and time and time again, not ONE not a single ONE thought there was a camera? Like at ALL? This is your job to check surveillance footage at any scene of a crime and that forgot THAT?! Thank goodness they are so dumb, its like fish shooting themself in a barrel..

  9. Probably the freaking police union mandates so many required breaks a day.

  10. Aramai Jonassi | June 12, 2020 at 4:02 AM | Reply

    OMG I’m crying. I know I shouldn’t be laughing but seeing the pictures reminds me of kids when they’re supposed to be cleaning their room.😂

  11. Jonathan Blaze | June 12, 2020 at 5:40 AM | Reply

    The man signing is absolutely masterful. What a genius.

    • Dude, he’s killing it! 😂😆🤣😄😁🤣😆😂

    • @Junkman2000 OMG…I not focused on him when I first watched! LOL!!!!!

    • @C- Nicole
      That man takes his job serious! 😂😂

    • Never had to learn sign language, but understood everything perfectly with the sound off! Disgusting PIGS chickened out.

    • Hunter Webster | June 13, 2020 at 10:30 PM | Reply

      Fun Fact: I recently learned that many words in sign language can change connotation based on body language and facial expressions.
      So not only are his movements entertaining, they are being used to convey the emotions of the speaker.

  12. Chicago’s cops were involved in the looting that’s why the police officers were just laying around they don’t want to arrest their own.

  13. Martin Finderup Andersen | June 12, 2020 at 8:58 AM | Reply

    Donnie Bunkerboy: 99.9% of the police are very fine people. WTF!

  14. The police aren’t winning over Americans. This is a failure on the part of elected officials. Lawmakers have to step up.

  15. “America’s Domestic Terroists” at Play

    • Domestic Terrorist …. DT ….. hm, for what other despicable human being could this be the the initials I wonder, just coincidentally ofc

    • Exaggerate much?

    • Yes, the Chicago Mayer and that black panther congressman are terrorist. What’s your point?

    • skrapyard444 | June 12, 2020 at 8:12 PM | Reply

      @Marco Polo nope, the terrorists are the cops and the guy in the white house.

    • Oprah and Michael Jordan are black billionaires | June 12, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      skrapyard444 I wonder if the hundreds of business owners across the county who’ve lost everything agree with you… you people are a sickness and a danger. A literal danger. Looters are going around causing destruction and death but trump and the police are the terrorists? How do you call yourself an adult with a brain so challenged and a mentality so immature that you call someone a terrorist simply for having an opposing view? When the terror comes to your neighborhood keep calling Trump the terrorist…

  16. The Spiral of the Scorchin' Sun | June 12, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

    Cops have been depicted as trash on shows like the Simpsons for decades now, there’s a reason for that

  17. And yet you have a president like Trump, I know what is more disgusting.

  18. Harley Quinn | June 12, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

    The police looted his office and drank all his coffee supply.

  19. Nicole Brown | June 12, 2020 at 7:40 PM | Reply

    When the looting starts, the lounging starts.

  20. They are saying “If we can’t brutalize people, then we won’t do our jobs”.

    • Mary Mary ok?

    • Sunk Cost Fallacy | June 13, 2020 at 1:12 AM | Reply

      I’d rather they do that than brutalize people.

    • Sunk Cost Fallacy | June 13, 2020 at 1:14 AM | Reply

      @Uncle B. Good. Cops usually make things worse. I’ve seen videos of pigs in riot gear indiscriminately shooting peaceful protesters, reporters, pregnant women, breaking windows themselves to give justification to use brutal tactics. So this is a step up. I’d much rather them just chill in some dude’s office than be out there making things worse.

    • so you are saying cops on streel are brutalize people but if they sleep on the couch they must be the cops who would brutalize people. i guess police could make themself comfortable if they can’t win anything.

    • That’s a bad excuse for doing nothing and messing around in someone’s office for 5 hrs. Somehow there seemed to be plenty of cops out there doing their jobs AND not beating up protestors, so it can be done. There’s really no excuse for them getting hazard pay while essentially trespassing

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