I actually agree with Jesse Jackson...


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Autolycus
June 14, 2007, 07:58 AM
Jr. that is.


Harvey Mayor Says He'll Cooperate With State Police
Police Raid Harvey PD; Residents Call Department 'Messed Up'

POSTED: 7:30 pm CST January 24, 2007
UPDATED: 12:05 pm CST January 25, 2007

HARVEY, Ill. -- Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg vowed Thursday that investigators will get the city's full cooperation following Wednesday's raid on the police department in the Chicago suburb.

Kellogg said his city doesn't tolerate corruption "by any means."

State agents carried out boxes of information from the Harvey Police Department after it became the target of lawsuits and allegations of misconduct.

The city had turned away state police wanting to do audits in the past. This time, officials came back with a subpoena.

The action comes months after former Harvey Police Detective Hollis Dorrough was charged with official misconduct for allegedly smuggling a gun involved in a murder investigation out of the police department. Dorrough pleaded not guilty in October.

After the allegations surfaced, the Harvey City Council passed a resolution seeking an investigation of the police department.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said he's pleased that state and Cook County officials raided the department.

Jackson also called for an investigation. He said it's "a sad day when police departments have to police other police departments." But he added that he welcomes the investigation.

Some residents said the raid was long overdue.

"It's messed up and people are dying and I don't think anything is happening to stop it," said one woman, who lost her brother to a slaying in Harvey. "If they're not making reports, it's for their own purposes so they can say crime isn't happening."

Community activist Anthony McCaskill called for the resignation of Kellogg because of the number of unsolved murders and scandals plaguing the city.

At least 38 of the 52 slayings in the city during the past four years remain unsolved. The Police Department is also the target of several lawsuits filed in state and federal courts.

"Justice is definitely taking place here," McCaskill told the Northwest Indiana Times. "Unfortunately, 48 people had to die first."
Copyright 2007 by NBC5.com The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

http://www.nbc5.com/news/10837376/detail.html

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Autolycus
June 14, 2007, 07:59 AM
http://www.dailysouthtown.com/news/harvey/index.html

Check out all of those articles about how corrupt that little suburb of Chicago, Illinois is. This is terrible.

Deanimator
June 14, 2007, 09:20 AM
Jackson also called for an investigation. He said it's "a sad day when police departments have to police other police departments." But he added that he welcomes the investigation.

I thought he lived in Chicago? He might as well have said, "What was that white stuff on the ground last December? Does that happen often?"

Some other police department needs to police the Chicago PD, but it'll never happen.

I bought my Ithaca riotgun in Harvey...

Neo-Luddite
June 14, 2007, 10:01 AM
Harvey has been a rough place since the late 60's. It's in 'Jr's' turf now, too. It had the highest per-capita violent crime rate in the state for several recent years (off and on).

Like anyplace, there are still lots of nice folks there. Thornton High School has been operating there since before recorded history and made a great turnaround over a decade ago. The historic district has some stunning homes in it. Most of the members of my family went to High School there and, oddly enough, died at Ingall's Hospital in Harvey.

For a long time, the PD has been a quagmire---this goes back decades. Money, drugs, kickbacks and scandals. The recent story involves what has been decribed as a 'Remington .45 pistol' and how it seems to have magical powers of disapeering and reapeering.

PressCheck
June 14, 2007, 01:57 PM
Does Harvey have any "White People" living there? I don't think so.

Neo-Luddite
June 14, 2007, 05:30 PM
Of course there are white people in Harvey. Many of them are the few (unlike the many), in the neighboring towns of Dolton, Riverdale, Markem, (etc.) who aren't racists or easily intimidated and don't haul tail with the herd. Yes, many are older--the ones who stayed. When you've lived there your whole life, why leave without good reason? And guess what; Most of the black folks who moved out to the south suburbs were moving there to escape the crap they had dealt with in the city--they want things to be quiet and nice as much as anybody who ever lived there.

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