One of the first lessons I learned as a little kid in Chicago was to watch out for the cops: at best, you can expect total incompetence, and at worst, government-aided racist hate & violence.
So, I'm never surprised by how low cops, and specifically the CPD, can stoop.
Unless an 82-year-old grandmother is holding a loaded gun, there's no excuse for police officers to use a Taser.
Police allegedly used a Taser on 82-year-old Lillian Fletcher when performing a well-bring check at her home.
But that's what happened Oct. 29 when Chicago Police officers went to a West Side home to make a "well-being" check. The officers were responding to a request from the city's Department of Aging.
Continue reading Mary Mitchell's column on this...