December 1 - A Former Chicago Police Officer on the Firing of the Police Chief; Can Mayor Emanuel Keep a Lid on Chicago?; No Remorse or Responsibility From Those Demonizing Planned Parenthood

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Part 1

We begin with the firing of Chicago’s Chief of Police by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel only days after they held a joint press conference to announce the release of a videotape of a Chicago police officer shooting 17 year old Laquan McDonald 16 times. Lisa Campbell a 20 year veteran in law enforcement who grew up on the Southside of Chicago in a family of police officers amid a culture of gangs and gang violence, joins us to discuss Mayor Emanuel’s political failure to hold the police accountable while sitting on the incriminating video for 400 days, and the unsung heroes like Father Phleger who works to keep the peace along with Lorenzo Davis who was fired from Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority for not going along with the cover-up of six police shootings.



Part 2

Then we speak with Tony Fitzpatrick, a columnist with Chicago’s alternative press the New City Newspaper about whether Mayor Emmanuel can keep a lid on the situation having offered up a sacrificial lamb in the form of Superintendent Garry McCarthy who Emmanuel hand-picked to run the Chicago Police Department in 2011.

Part 3

Then finally we examine the overwrought rhetoric coming from Ted Cruz, who when reminded that the shooter of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado proclaimed “no more baby parts”, suggested that Robert Dear was a transsexual leftist. This coming from a presidential candidate whose campaign only days ago received an endorsement from Operation Rescue, the anti-abortion group who praise what they call the killing of baby-killers. Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro Choice America joins us to discuss the lack of remorse or responsibility coming from those who have been busy lately demonizing Planned Parenthood.