Community Leader Calls Fallen Chicago Officers 'Stupid' For Getting Killed

A leader of the Northside Democracy for America group tweeted that the officers were "too stupid" to avoid the train.

Chicago, IL – Most of Chicago was mourning the line-of-duty deaths of two police officers on Monday night when one Northside community leader took to Twitter to disparage the fallen officers.

“Two people too stupid to avoid getting hit by a train were given firearms & the authority to kill people by Chicago Police Department,” Northside Democracy for America (NDFA) steering committee member and organizer Carl Nyberg tweeted late on Dec. 17.

Chicago Police Officers Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo were killed by a train while searching for an armed suspect on foot in the area of Dauphin Avenue and 103rd Street.

Bodycam footage showed that the officers were struck from behind, and never saw the train barreling towards them, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

CPD Spokesman Tom Ahern said the officers were facing a northbound train that was traveling in their direction on a neighboring track as they walked along the railway in search of a gunman.

They did not see the southbound train barreling towards them from behind, and the noise from the train they were watching likely drowned out the sound of the train heading towards their backs, Ahern added.

The conductor said he tried to stop the southbound train – which was traveling between 60 and 70 miles per hour – but it was too late.

Officer Gary and Officer Marmolejo were killed instantly.

Chicago’s 15th Ward alderman, Raymond Lopez, saw Nyberg’s offensive and cruel tweet and responded.

“I thought it had to be called out immediately, and that he should be held accountable for his words,” Lopez explained.

The alderman told Blue Lives Matter he had an immediate, strong reaction to the so-called community leader’s tweet.

“The Chicago police department has had four officers die in the line of duty this year,” he said. “For this individual to make these comments is not only outrageous and completely insensitive to the family left behind, but it speaks volumes about the mindset people have about the value of the lives of our city’s first responders.”

During a back-and-forth exchange between Nyberg and Lopez, the NDFA organizer continued to repeatedly disparage the police department rather than offer condolences.

NDFA describes itself on its official Facebook page as a political organization whose mission is “to elect socially progressive, fiscally responsible and ethically committed Democrats to all levels of government,” and is a very visible and vocal entity in the community.

“Anyone who claims to be a leader, whether it’s elected or a neighborhood group, should be held accountable,” Lopez told Blue Lives Matter. “They’re mocking the deaths of two officers who were trying to chase down an armed subject… calling them stupid for getting themselves killed. That’s hurtful.”

The tweet was deleted shortly after Blue Lives Matter reached out to the NDFA for comment.

Lopez said he will call for Nyberg’s removal from the community organization’s board, and that he will call on all other elected officials who support that group to do the same.

Blue Lives Matter reached out to the national Democracy for America organization for comment and received a quick and vehement reply from DFA Communications Director Neil Sroka.

“We were unaware of this tweet prior to this afternoon, but we have since responded to the tweets directed towards us with the following from DFA's organizational twitter account: While we frequently work closely with @Northside_DFA, @DFAaction is a separate organization & @CarlNyberg312 has no role in the leadership of @DFAaction. Any org repercussions are up to Northside, but we are disgusted by @CarlNyberg31's tweet & urge him to delete it & apologize,” DFA tweeted.

But the local NDFA organization, of which Nyberg is a board member, wasn’t so quick to condemn the very visible and outspoken member of their leadership team.

Blue Lives Matter reached out to NDFA for comment and was directed to a response they posted on their Facebook page.

“Last night, a Northside Democracy for America (NDFA) Steering Committee member made a post on his personal Twitter feed regarding the tragic deaths of two Chicago Police officers. NDFA wishes to make clear that the views expressed by that Committee member are his and his alone. His views do not represent the views of Northside Democracy for America or any of its members,” the organization posted. “NDFA grieves with all of Chicago for the deaths of Chicago police officers. NDFA has no further comment.”

NDFA did not respond to follow up questions by Blue Lives Matter inquiring as to whether Nyberg would remain a senior member of their organization.

Blue Lives Matter also reached out to Nyberg for comment via Twitter and Facebook but has not yet received a response.

Nyberg’s LinkedIn profile identifies him as an “independent media production professional.”

He is a U.S. Navy veteran who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989, according to his profile.

Comments (46)
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lrogers664
lrogers664

This "community leader" needs to man-up, apply with the Chicago PD and show them how it's done!.

Nedlog11
Nedlog11

This “community leader” needs to get hit by a Mack Truck. He is a POS!!!!

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

Social Media for you, they can hide behind cyber world

convertibleguy
convertibleguy

Don’t ever call the police for anything you POS...

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Carl Nyberg ...."Community Leader" my ass. He is a vile ,ignorant , insensitive POS who leads no one.

DavidPeoria
DavidPeoria

Chicago shyt hole.

theairdog
theairdog

Yeah, and if it had been the perp killed, he would be calling the police officers stupid and murderers for chasing the perp onto the tracks.....

refmarc
refmarc

what freakin D-bag......something tells he lives with a dude who thinks he a she and thats completely ruling his life. Get bent loser!

Katarina
Katarina

Shows the kind of people involved with Northside Democracy for America group. He isn't just some random member, but a leader. #walkaway before this demented person's way of thinking rubs off on you.

SheepDawg
SheepDawg

"Nyberg’s LinkedIn profile identifies him as an “independent media production professional.”

"He is a U.S. Navy veteran who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989, according to his profile."

Hmmm. Could a certain someone finally have been identified?

Ron1617
Ron1617

What an ass wipe.

JBo
JBo

Ya gotta remember...this is from a Chicago politician. Not like this is a person with brains and common sense.

Jheinz
Jheinz

Just look at Chi town and how it’s been for the last ? years with their “Democrats”. He looks more like his fellow community organizer 😉

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

Remove that pile of garbage. He has no business being in any leadership role. If stupid has a face, it's the face of Carl Nyberg.

GForce48
GForce48

Just another example of why we can't entrust our collective security into the hands of Dems/Libs. They continually disparage law enforcement and embolden criminals! Whether it is through stupid and grossly insensitive statements highlighted here or through weak kneed approaches to dealing with inexcusable anti-social behavior. Both of which weaken law enforcement's ability to suppress and eradicate crime!

Jswilson87
Jswilson87

Seems like he willing to speak for the members of his community... as long as he likes them? In the meantime those two cops are chasing a community bad guy.
Maybe he should look in the mirror when he speaks.

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

If you look up "hipster doofus" in the dictionary, that photo at the top of this article is in there.

mamagray
mamagray

I just pray to God Mr. Nyberg that you or your family never needs a police officer's help. But of course they will be there to serve and protect leaving their families to protect yours.Your remarks are just so insensitive.

Marine69*
Marine69*

There are a lot of people that are killed or injured by trains and must that survived claim they never heard it coming. I would lean more to their statements than his any day. Also the artical believes they seen one train coming at them on the other track and they think that the sound from that train drowned out the sound of other. About this clown and his statement, you don't have to look to far to find his problem as he claims to be a responsible caring Democrat! That's all I needed to see.

LEO030
LEO030

What sort of pitiful human being would be so cruel as to post a comment like this one? Although this guy could be the face of the democratic party.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

The sentiment was expressed with rude language which is not nice (as many posters here should learn). That said, walking along the tracks is not smart.

Shooter218
Shooter218

His picture says all I need to know.

61mouse
61mouse

The picture above is Burgers Allday

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Apparently, Mr. Nyberg does not realize that his people are already in control and are currently running Chicago. This you have the problems you already have.

rds40
rds40

Ask him about his recent arrests.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

"Any moron knows trains can be dangerous" -- LEO030, ~20 Dec 2018

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I thought that was a woman. That “guy” he bigger issues than just his tweets. Burgers, is that you?

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

Wait! Are you seriously telling me that this retard with the flabby, punchable face and ridiculous little hat over his stupid curly long hair, was at some point in his life in Annapolis? Jesus Christ.

qazwiz
qazwiz

two supposed humans were too stupid to seek an abortion resulting in above pictured P.o.S. crawling into the LibTard slime pool of Chicago....

RPG156
RPG156

Just when you thought that we had a handle on mental illness.... there is this guy.... who slipped through the cracks.