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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.


40 Comments to “North Chicago police brochure called racially offensive by some”

    bozo said:
    February 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM


      retphxfire said:
      February 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      Get over something that isn't over, yet? Get over the racism and abuse? How do you get over it? How do you get over 'it' when there are still people like you?

        bobthebuilder said:
        February 27, 2013 at 6:53 AM

        No it is because of people like you that keep it going.

        tdlong said:
        February 27, 2013 at 7:16 AM

        Grow up, its people like you who are keeping racism alive.

        Gen said:
        February 27, 2013 at 8:14 AM

        Oh please, tell it to people who don't know better

        mark said:
        February 27, 2013 at 11:37 AM

        BIG difference between naggers and blacks. HUGE difference. Racism towards naggers will continue as long as they continue to perpetuate the negative stereotypes that are associated with them. Just like wetbacks, chinks, rednecks ad infinitum.
        Reality sucks huh?

        BudW said:
        February 27, 2013 at 3:19 PM

        Maybe get a job for starters?

      whitey Mcwhite said:
      February 28, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      I'd love for ALL blacks to pack their shit and go back to africa… How much better would… Chicago … Detroit… New Orleans … be?

    Todd Pardee said:
    February 26, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    So who were the offended by Lohann? Casey Anthony? Tom Cruise? Judge Judy?

      J Kearney said:
      February 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      Judge Judy, Casey Anthony & Lohan offend me. Anthony & Lohan especially; sad excuses for human beings.

      Cindy said:
      February 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      Actually, i am offended that both Linsey Lohan & Casey aNthony are alive & living amongst us. They are both worthless pieces of bullcow.

    Donna said:
    February 26, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    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.

      VonPapen said:
      February 26, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      I'm not so sure they can do better. My apologies, Donna.

      ohsnap said:
      February 26, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      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.

    Doug K said:
    February 26, 2013 at 4:46 PM
    William said:
    February 26, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    @#$% 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!!!

    kid1339 said:
    February 26, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    I think they get that from the Rev. Jesse J.S. Sound about his speed .

    Paul said:
    February 26, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    To a Black person everything is RACISM

      ja1 said:
      February 27, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      No, just idiots like you saying things like that are racist

      Guest said:
      February 28, 2013 at 1:24 AM

      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 said:
    February 27, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    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 said:
      February 27, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      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?

        Tired of the Morons said:
        February 27, 2013 at 5:23 PM

        Get your brethren to quit acting like ignorant chimps and the problem fixes itself.

      Guest said:
      February 28, 2013 at 11:33 AM

      You mean like most serial killers are white?

    brett said:
    February 27, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Black on Black racism? Really? Since when is that new? Niga please.

    Babsjb77 said:
    February 27, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    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..

    Kathy DeVine said:
    February 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    This is why people will never be on top ever again in life, you abused people from the beginning of time.

    Daniel said:
    February 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Waa waa waa.

    tartofdarkness said:
    February 27, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    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.

    Whitey said:
    February 27, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    What a worthless race of people,or whatever they are.

      Da Troof said:
      February 28, 2013 at 2:19 AM

      TRUE DAT !!!!!!!!!

    Tired of the Morons said:
    February 27, 2013 at 5:21 PM

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

    Blackness said:
    February 27, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    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 said:
      February 28, 2013 at 5:48 AM

      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 said:
      February 28, 2013 at 6:51 AM

      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 said:
      February 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      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 said:
    February 28, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    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?

    Black and Gifted said:
    February 28, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    "We be insulted" …… The story of THEIR lives for over 150 years. NO ONE CARES ABOUT THESE CRY BABIES ANYMORE !!!

    GMornin said:
    February 28, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    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 said:
    February 28, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    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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