North Chicago police brochure called racially offensive by some

People in North Chicago say a police brochure on trial procedures is racially insensitive and outrageous.

Inside the brochure are pictures of a black man in handcuffs and another in a mug shot.

There are also characters from the Chappelle Show, as well as images of Lindsay Lohan, Casey Anthony, Tom Cruise and Judge Judy.

According to the town’s police chief, the brochure was created by an African-American lieutenant.

Critics say the brochure is part of a larger problem.

The police department has been facing a brutality scandal surrounding the beating death of Darrin Hanna.

Hanna’s death was recently reclassified as a homicide.

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40 comments

  • Donna

    I would like to see this brochure. If one Black person doesn't like it; we're all put in that group that was offended. Personally, I can speak for myself and don't need to be lumped in with anyone. Did these offended people state why they were offended? C'mon WGN webdesk you can do better.

    • ohsnap

      I agree. Articles like this do nothing to promote harmony by not fully reporting. But I also think we need to stop all of this over-the-line political correctness. Sometimes the truth hurts but it is the truth.

  • William

    @#$% them they can get over it!! I bet if it white people in the flyer the blacks would have thought it would been funny as hell! Racism, what blacks scream, when they see anything they dont like!!!

    • Guest

      SO true. Why accept responsiblity for your actions. This is a great example. More whites depicted as criminals yet because a few are of bnlacks it is racist. New Flash- Blacks commit crimes!!!

      Here is another news flash for all the blacks- you get out of life what you put into it. Quit school and have a baby as a teen then do not expect a godd paying job. Your choice- not the oppressive white man. Nor did the oppressive white man get you pregnant. YOUR CHOICE.

      For the blacks in this country it is far easier to blame all of lifes woes and miseries on the white man than to admit you are a lazy uneducated worthless dreg.

      This is why we need to cut welfare done to a 2 year limit for life. IT is meant to help those who want to better their lives do so- it is NOT A CAREER. We hard working tax payers are tired paying for you to sit around and do nothing but complain and whine how unfair life is. Get off YOUR Butt and work. Stop blaming others for your actions.

      Oh yea- and if you commit a crime- no public dime. Ever.

  • blackkok

    How is it racist if its true. Go to the mugshots of this area and tell me who the main suspects are for ALL crimes. Yep, thats what i though.

    • Guest

      Ahh, but are those mug shots the majority of criminals or only the majority that gets arrested? Do they put out mug shots of white collar crime arrests which are "white" dominated? And everyone knows white collar crimes are not fully prosecuted. How would you feel if you were constantly harrassed?

  • Babsjb77

    Hilarious, best thing I've ever seen. Love the chappelle show!!! How is this racist, seems like people have nothing better to do. Get another hobby..

  • tartofdarkness

    Well, I understand sensitivity about racism. I mean how do you know if it's about you or about your race? That makes sense to me. But looking at the pictures of the brochure at the link, there were plenty of stereotypes besides black ones. How about the fat cops? In a brochure handed out by cops? The main thing I disagree with is using Lindsay Lohan as an example of a simple verdict and sentence. That girl has more games than Intendo.

  • Tired of the Morons

    The only reason the blacks were offended is because they commit the majority of the crimes. The brochure got a little personal.

  • Blackness

    You people are so ignorant and always the first to say that black people are always the first to yell racism… Well from looking that all of your ignorant and uneducated comments, it's very clear to see who the real racist are. Although you all may have forgot about the suffering of our ancestors, blacks haven't forgot and will never will. We continue to see racism from whites and will continue to call you out on it…. Black people are the most beautiful people on this earth. Find something to do with your time instead posting your dumb comments.

    • Tired of the Morons

      Thank you for proving our point. Blacks are the cause of most of the serious crime in Illinois. If the truth hurts, tough shit.

    • hiiiiiiiiiiiiii

      now that raciset to say blacks are the most beautiful people and what about the jews wheres jew history month we had it worse then the slaves.

    • tismyself

      My ancestors are Native American on father's side and escaped the Nazi's on my mother's side, so thanks for playing but one particular subset of humanity cannot claim exclusive rights to suffering.

  • nick

    Well they showed a picture of a white female in there so can i sue them for being racist towards white people and being sexits towards females?

  • GMornin

    Anyone ever notice how in commercials the boss is always black, and in movies the judge is always black? Back to commercials with blacks in them… every time there's a commercial where one person is using or recommending the better "smarter" product, the person "in the know" is ALWAYS black and the dumby that didn't know any better is white. It's become the norm and it's clearly intentional. Ever seen any ADT commercials where the burglar is black? I didn't think so! — He's ALWAYS white.
    Yet according to FBI 10 year statistics, in crimes committed against another race involving whites and blacks, fewer than 10% of the crimes are white on black, with over 90% of the crimes being black on white. But, which ones do you think make the media??? If Trayvon had been "Trenton" and George had been "Tyrone", all we'd have heard is how Tyrone had to kill a young white racist trying to commit a hate crime — if we ever heard anything at all.
    I'm done with Stymie's entitlement attitude and don't care what he has to say anymore.

  • Mel

    So what if it showed a white man in handcuffs and a white man in a mug shot? Would it still be consider raciest? Would it had even made the news? Somehow I don't think so.

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