The [Wednesday] Papers
"After she had been viciously beaten by a patron she knew as 'Tony,' bartender Karolina Obrycka made it clear to the Chicago police officers responding to her 911 call that she believed her attacker was the 'police.' She then wrote down his last name - or how she thought it was spelled - on a scrap of paper and pointed out that security cameras at the Northwest Side bar had likely captured the attack," the Tribune reports.
"Yet none of that wound up in the officers' report. On Tuesday, Obrycka's lawyer grilled Officer Peter Masheimer about the missing details as he testified at a trial stemming from a lawsuit she brought against the city of Chicago and Anthony Abbate, the off-duty cop convicted of attacking her.
"Masheimer testified he did not include the alleged offender's name or the security camera in the report because it was 'speculation and assumption,' because Obrycka got the information secondhand."
May I remind you, Officer Masheimer, that you're under oath.
So let me rephrase: Your explanation is that you're a crappy police officer?
Bank of White America
"The coalition, made up of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), the HOPE Fair Housing Center, the South Suburban Housing Center, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council and the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana announced a federal housing discrimination complaint against Bank of America Corporation.
"The complaint alleges that an undercover investigation found that Bank of America maintains and markets foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods in a much better manner than in black and Latino neighborhoods in Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis."
Field of Memes
The Sun-Times Website . . .
Next: Where are the real men? And did you know they're wearing suits again?
Comment from Eric Zorn:
Don't forget . . . The home-delivery milkman is (back/fading into history). Are drive-in movie theaters (enjoying a resurgence/doomed)? (with obligatory Last Picture Show reference in the headline). LSD is back. The return of the push lawn-mower.
Walmart's Cold Heart
"The proposed class action, filed in a Chicago federal court, claimed that Wal-Mart and the agencies violated minimum wage and overtime laws, potentially affecting several hundred temporary workers in the Chicago area."
Walmart's lawyers, by the way, also show up early, stay late and work through lunch.
Aaron Schock, you not only just got my vote but I'd like to volunteer for your campaign.
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Posted on October 24, 2012
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