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In Chicago, Police Held Accountable, Not Journalists

How threatening it must be for Hinkel and the Tribune to finally have a police union pointing out just how badly the Tribune has covered an entire era of the criminal justice in Chicago. How threatening that the FOP will no longer cooperate with the newspaper until its writers begin to come clean on this massive amount of evidence. 

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FOP Attorney Threatens Defamation Action To CBS And Reporter

“So there is no misunderstanding, my client does not want to speak with you as she has little to no faith that any reporting that you do will not be slanted, taken out of context and one sided. The FOP and our members always defend the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, but said rights do not protect slanderous and libelous communication. I would suggest you speak with your legal counsel before you proceed. Chicago Police Officers deserve the same privacy and constitutional rights as all citizens,” Grace wrote in the letter. 

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CBS Reporter Dave Savini’s Narrative Heads to Federal Court

But like so many arrests by Chicago Police, the case against Brown began a powerful transformation with the help of Chicago’s activist, fiercely anti-police media. And not just the media, for the case would also hint, yet again, at a shady connection between the media and the city’s civilian police oversight agencies.

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