ACLU Demands Police Ask Permission To Arrest People Who Assault Cops, Resist

Activist groups protested the draft of the proposed Chicago police consent decree at the mayor's office on Tuesday.

Chicago, IL – Activists groups are asking a judge to scale back Chicago police officers' power to arrest, even when the suspect assault them.

They say that the city's proposed consent decree doesn't go far enough.

“The proposed consent decree released by the city and the office of the attorney general falls far short of what’s required in order to end the reign of lawlessness and brutality that we’ve endured under this police department,” Jonathan Projansky, of Black Lives Matter Chicago, told the Chicago Tribune.

Members of Black Lives Matter, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a number of attorneys gathered in front of the mayor’s office in city hall on Tuesday to protest the draft agreement.

The activist groups want the Chicago Police Department to implement a policy that tells officers to use the “least intrusive response appropriate under the circumstances as reasonably understood by the officer at the time” in dealing with minor offenses, the Chicago Tribune reported.

In their proposed version of the agreement, officers would be encouraged to give warnings or divert people to “mediation or public health program(s)” rather making arrests and writing them tickets.

And they want officers to have to seek approval from a supervisor before making an arrest for a host of crimes from gambling and prostitution to obstructing, resisting, or assaulting a police officer, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The ACLU and Black Lives Matter want officers to have to write a report every time they point a Taser or a gun at a person, or any time they even draw their weapons.

This particular issue has been a sticking point during negotiations as the state attorney general’s office demanded all those incidents be reported and Chicago city officials pushed back, citing the amount of time required that would keep officer away from street patrol.

Activists groups have also demanded that the Chicago PD enact a foot pursuit policy. The draft of the consent decree would allow the creation of that policy but does not require it, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The proposed agreement included changes to the protocol for handling people dealing with mental health issues, but the activist groups weren’t satisfied with what the draft included.

They want certified crisis intervention officers to respond to every call involving a mentally unstable suspect, and they also wanted the consent decree to create a “behavior health unit” that would allow citizens to intervene in incidents and would divert mentally ill suspects from the criminal justice system, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The creation of the proposed consent decree, which is still a work in progress, was sparked by the outrage that followed the release of video of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting teenager Laquan McDonald.

The video sparked protests and a U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) report of Chicago PD claimed officers had engaged in “brutality and misconduct” without fear of consequences, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Officer Van Dyke is scheduled for trial on murder charges in September.

Initially, the Chicago mayor supported the idea of the consent decree, but then pulled back after the Trump administration showed no interest in federal micromanagement of local police agencies, according to the Chicago Tribune.

However, Emanuel agreed to negotiate after the Illinois attorney general sued to force the issue even if the DoJ wasn’t going to follow through.

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has called the consent decree a “war on the police” and argued that Madigan’s lawsuit wasn’t legal, the Chicago Tribune reported. They have sought relief in the matter but a judge has not yet ruled on their request.

Comments (62)
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NOTatrumpfan
NOTatrumpfan

That's ridiculous! Give them more reasons to assault officers and resist arrest. These rules endanger everybody.

RunCop
RunCop

Why are liberals such scum?

Logic Required
Logic Required

Why stop there, why not make al misdemeanours legal and have a lawless society. Chicago will obviously get better then and murder rates will drop, I can’t believe nobody has thought of that yet!

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

Escape from Chicago (new Movie idea)

186
186

Time for the Chicago PD to catch the blue flu in mass

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Why stop there? Why don't we just play the "Mother, May I"? game with the criminals/ACLU/Black Lives Matter activists right there in the streets? Then we'll know right there and then when we are not doing our job as a law abiding society.

rover77
rover77

sigh..lowering the bar again , another minority perk

rover77
rover77

the entire department should walk out , triggering a federal response

elkhunterlnl
elkhunterlnl

So they want the Chicago police to stop enforcing the law & play nanny / nurse maid to all the criminals, even the ones that Assault them & do them bodily harm. This is absolutely insane, just do away with the cops & become an old wild west town after the outlaws kill the sheriff & take over! Who's going to protect the decent law abiding folks?

JBo
JBo

Chicago...again? I do admire the men and women in the Chicago PD beyond words, but WTH is wrong with the people they're trying to protect? 1,890 shootings YTD and 360 murders YTD...that's not enough?

dbosse
dbosse

Oh, so "I'm going to arrest you for crime... do I have your permission?"

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

Chicago police should just look for employment else where and let the city rot in the hell they make it

LEO0301
LEO0301

If you're a Chicago police officer...RUN! Florida has lots of police jobs with agencies not run by morons.

DavidPeoria
DavidPeoria

Laughing my butt off. The people cry for peace and beg for the violence to stop. Well, it ain't going to happen. What we read between the lines is that they don't want any more repeat offenders arrested. This is unbelievable. Chicago PD, you are being neutered.

LmRoberts
LmRoberts

Ok, people are being murdered in their streets and not only do they want to tie the hands of the cops, they want to blindfold and gag them as well. Why bother to even have a police department?

This bullcrap will only get more cops killed and embolden the criminals. I seriously cannot even begin to wrap my head around this.

GHarvey
GHarvey

Excuse me please while I put a cap in your ass!

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

I swear to God, some of these headlines are so ridiculous that one would think they are clickbait. But no, apparently they aren't.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Maybe the ACLU and BLM are the ones who should be policing the streets. Of course, do not issue them guns or tasers. The power of ther hand palm rainbows will be enough.

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Time for ALL of the Chicago coppers to go home for a well deserved four day weekend. Then see what remains left of the city wants police protect.

Budman
Budman

What's next disarming police guns!!

yelyana
yelyana

Consent to be arrested? I can tell you what the perp's answer will be...and it won't be yes. The characters that think this stuff up must be escapees from a Looney Tunes cartoon. Heaven help us all!

Sailor
Sailor

That's going to happen about five minutes after hell freezes over. The Mayor and others need to grow a set and throw these idiots from the ACLU and BLM out of office when they present such idiotic demands.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

cough cough blue flue is setting in . Or at least it should be in Chicago.

Berly175
Berly175

Let the idiot's that stand with this get a gun pulled on them or assault by a criminal and see who they come crying to.

fdsgsfdg
fdsgsfdg

Is there something in the water up there that makes these people retarded?

angeleyes
angeleyes

So glad i don't, nor ever will, live in chicago, bunch of run by committee, please me not reality groups, want nothing more than their family and friends of thugs to be free to do as they please (as long as it's not directed at themselves, of course). I hope this kind of bs and stupidity is not like a disease and spreads across the US. Maybe if it gets even worse, president will have to step in and stop this. Poor LEOs, we need you, stay strong and stay safe as always.

artw44
artw44

When stupid becomes a contest...……………..

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

Current Chicago Law Enforcement Officers....brush up those resumes and get the hell out of dodge and go to a city where they value police !

lowjak
lowjak

Funny the DOJ overseeing consent decrees when their own house is in such disarray. How about front loading the mental health system so the cops don't have to deal with so many people in a mental health crisis.

RPG156
RPG156

The inmates are running the asylum...

Wasp77
Wasp77

Okay, Mayor Emanuel was all for it until President Trump showed no interest in intervening. So, he would have supported the decree provided that President Trump were the fall guy for when it all goes south?

magnumforc
magnumforc

ACLU=American Criminals Love Um. What a shithole Chicago has become. I worked there in late 60's and it was becoming a huge toilet then. Emanuel still hasn't learned to flush all the BLM material where it belongs.

LSJ
LSJ

Just build a big wall around Chicago, evacuate the good people, do away with laws, leave the democrats, ACLU, BLM and the gang bangers. Somalia and Chicago seem to have a lot in common

Rebelsun
Rebelsun

In a city where the minority population is killing each other off by the dozens, said minorities want consent decrees and permission slips issued by them to the police. Then along with having the police write reports, every time a taser or firearm is deployed by the police, but not the gangbangers. The Progressive Sanctuary city of Chicago has really gone off the rails

EDCM
EDCM

Take a look at Puerto Rico and you will see what's going on. Chicago and Puerto Rico are twins in every aspect regarding criminality.

IGOTYOURSIX
IGOTYOURSIX

YOUR RIGHT DON'T ARREST THEM IF THEY PUT THEIR HANDS ON A POLICE OFFICER OR ANY FIRST RESPONDER, JUST SHOOT TO KILL, PLAIN & SIMPLE, YOU KNOW IT'S AGAINST THE LAW TO TOUCH A POLICE OFFICER IN ANYWAY, SO IF YOU CHOSE TO BREAK THAT LAW ,YOU SHOULD BE MADE TO PAY WITH YOUR LIFE.

marymoe77471
marymoe77471

The cesspool know as Chicago, gets crappier every day.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

I'm sure that will work..Just like the Gun Control did!!!

RCK
RCK

Another ridiculous idea that, if brought to fruition, will only increase crime on the streets - guaranteed.

KCN
KCN

Why doesn't the ACLU spend their time and resources on the rights of victims, instead of trying to create a system of anarchy and lawlessness? Is there anyone in that organization with any common sense? If so, how about checking your moral compass before backing such ridiculous causes.

FRANCIN
FRANCIN

@KCN YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT....PERMISSION YEAH RIGHT ..AHHHH "NO..WHAT'S THE POINT OF HAVING LAW AND ORDER..?

Nedlog11
Nedlog11

Chicago is no longer run by a mayor! It is now run by the ACLU, BLM, JESSE JACKSON, FATHER FLAKER AND AL SHARPTON. No need for elections anymore.

lauraaz
lauraaz

Police officers of Chicago, the hell with Chicago! Find somewhere where you will be allowed to do your job, and valued for it! The Phoenix metro area is usually looking for people. If you can take the summer heat, you'll love the rest of the year. Our poisonous snakes, varmints, and insects are trained to bite liberals, so they better stay in Chicago.

marthafog
marthafog

yeah I have a response, What the F___ are you flat stupid in Chicago, F____ just shot them and move on, if that's your attitude had enough of this stupidity

Tmkphx1962
Tmkphx1962

These citizen review boards filled with activists are a problem. There is a real problem in the city. The democrats have run it too long and have been infiltrated by the progressives. Now groups like BLM get a seat at the table. The black on black crime is the problem. I keep hearing how it's all about illegal guns. I moved back to the area 5 years ago and heard a news cast of a guy that was caught with 59 guns? Bought legally in IL. Had an Illinois firearms ownership ID. He was a straw purchaser. Poster child to be put away for a long time. He was asllowed a plea deal and was released. They refuse to punish the bad guys sufficiently. The neighborhoods affected by the crime are run by activists that hate the police. I see no solution.