25 September 2010

Cop Blogger gets Censored

UPDATE II: Welcome SLC readers, and thanks to Shaved for the link-love --- Apparently Frank Sennett "twittered" 159 times trying to get Joe The Cop's blog shut down. Here is a very nice summary of what happened to Joe here.
UPDATE: Sun 26Sep - Here is Joe The Cop's original piece.

Ah, political correctness rears its ugly head within the Ivory Towers of Chicago's media wonks. The elite, specifically editor-n-chief Frank Sennett of Time Out Chicago - have gone on the attack this week against a blogger at the Chicago Tribune's ChicagoNow blog.

"Joe the cop", who writes a blog called Arresting Tales, is in their cross hairs.

This week the erudite cub-reporter had the "audacity" to write a piece entitled, CTA Red Line Shooting: the ghetto shooting template - Arresting Tales

The whole thing was taken down by the time I got to it, but SCC blogged on this and the commentary was razor sharp; as usual.

Joe examined a number of police related shootings, and observed some stark similarities in the stories.

Apparently pointing out those similarities is now 'racist' - according to Frank Sennett at TOC.

You see, the boy-genius-editor-in-chief didn't appreciate the facts that Joe The Cop observed in the news coverage of this story. So Frank did what every other morose and petulant Liberal know-it-all would do: He complained and claimed to be 'offended.' Worse still he leveled the charge of racism at Joe The Cop.

As you know when a Liberal cannot support his beliefs on principle or facts, he resorts to name-calling. So Frank pulled out the MOAB of all labels and posted this over at Time Out Chicago's blog:

The Chicago Tribune’s community blogging product, ChicagoNow, has hosted a hate-filled, racist rant by blogger Joe the Cop entitled “The ghetto shooting template” for three days and counting now. Joe lacks the guts to blog under his real name and is identified as “a detective sergeant in a suburban police department”–so he’s clearly qualified to comment on inner-city policing matters. In his race-baiting post and its equally offensive follow-up, “Joe” mocks both George Lash, 19, who was recently shot and killed by Chicago police on the Red Line, and Lash’s grieving family. This horribly insensitive post, mind you, came before any investigative conclusions about this case had been reached. And he employs the late Mr. Lash (I’m sure “Joe” will be outraged that I dignified the teen’s humanity by calling him Mr., given his statements about how the media coddles these annoying dead ghetto kids) as a rhetorical device for knee-jerk negative stereotyping of every “ghetto” teen killed by the cops. Here’s “Joe”’s kicker, and by kicker, I mean kick in the teeth to every reasonable citizen of this city: “The harsh reality is, George Lash will be a better provider for his family as the subject of a civil lawsuit than he was ever going to be in his adult life.” I guess gutless “Joe” can’t help being such a hateful hump, but you know what, ChicagoNow and its parent, the Chicago Tribune, have editors. I understand that bloggers can get a post up without editing oversight; I have been a paid blogger under exactly those circumstances. But to let this guy’s hateful bile ooze through ChicagoNow’s servers for three full days? Unconscionable.

Full TOC story here from 23Sep. Frank's follow up from 24Sep is here. In the 24th post, Sennett claims Joe The Cop "beats up" on shooting victim and family with "impunity."

So here's my 2 cents ---
Cops see things differently. They have to. Their very lives depend on analyzing scenarios and situations that Joe Citizen never has to contemplate. The harsh reality is that George Lash should never have gotten on that train, waving a handgun around and threatening people with death or great bodily harm, and then start fighting with police when they show up on scene. It's as simple as that. Ah, but the ghetto - that rabbit hole of warped sensibilities, is a veritable 5th dimension of space and time, complete with its own rules.

Shouldn't Joe The Cop be allowed, daresay encouraged, to speak from the heart based on his knowledge, skills and abilities? Aren't we writers also artists? I know that Frank Sennett wouldn't have a problem with Bill Ayers defiling the American flag, or going to an art exhibition in which the crucifix is placed in cow urine, right? Aren't those protected acts under our beloved First Amendment? Well how about extending a tiny smidgen of the same courtesy to Joe The Cop! Damn right.

The Sheep don't like the looks of the Sheep-Dog until the Wolf rounds the corner.

And people like Frank Sennett can sit in their 81st floor office, have lunch with their other white Liberal friends and congratulate each other on how "tolerant" they are for "sticking up" for the "oppressed and colonized African Americans" that get "beat by the police" all the time.

Political correctness and multiculturalism are disgusting, and are a real problem in our society.

Joe's page is here.


Anonymous said...

What is needed is cops that will do the job. Most are just collecting a check doing nothing. Go to any station most desk crew personnel are rude. Start bringing cameras into their stations and film the nonsense they do. P.S. For a good laugh bring armloads of donuts and coffee. You'll see how fast they come up to you begging.

Anonymous said...

Who ever posted the above comment is a ''IDIOT''.

Anonymous said...

He probably lives at home with his mother who still wipes his ass for him when he poops in his pants. And O YEA, he's also a ''FAGOT''.

Anonymous said...

The above comments were meant for the 1st Anonymous comment that was posted!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

White people are dumb...especially white liberals. White liberals are offended because Joe the Cop spoke the truth. Wait till they are the victims of the savage...again, they will criticize the police. The police are damned if they do..and damned if they don't.

Anonymous said...

Cops are only tough guys while armed. Take away their guns and they ain't shit. Overpaid useless public servants, nothing more.

Rue St. Michel said...

Cops are only tough guys while armed. Take away their guns and they ain't shit. Overpaid useless public servants, nothing more.


So when an armed man is kicking in your door at 3am, intent on hurting you and your family, I assume you won't be calling 911 since you obviously have it all figured out.

Clueless Douche-bag

Anonymous said...

An armed guy kicking in my door? You guys watch too much TV. Perhaps if officers had to check out their weapon like a radio, they'd be a little more respectful. Most police violate the Constitution they've sworn to uphold. Perhaps more should be charged with Civil rights violations and put in a celll next to their god, Cozzi.

Rue St. Michel said...

Oh, you're a white Libtard living in Naperville. Come back and comment when you've got a clue.

Or is your last name Thayer?