Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Racist brochures used for training

North Chicago police are under scrutiny for allegedly using racist brochures in their Citizen Police Academy.   The Sun Times reports that:

On one page, comedian Dave Chappelle appears as Tyrone Biggums, the stumbling junkie with crack residue around his mouth.
On other pages of an official North Chicago police handout, a smiling African American man is handcuffed in an orange prison jumpsuit and another is portrayed as bug-eyed and slack-jawed in a mugshot. The handout — given to participants of the new North Chicago Citizen Police Academy last week — was intended to illustrate trial procedures. It had a much different effect.

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