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The Code of Silence: Among thieves and cops

“Training Day” starred Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington. A crooked cop and an honest rookie.

Two Chicago police officers say they have faced retaliation and suffered from PTSD since they blew the whistle on a gang of their fellow cops who were demanding bribes from drug dealers in the housing projects of Chicago.

Reporter Jamie Kalven spoke with one of the whistleblowers, Shannon Spalding, who documented their ordeal in a major investigation for The Intercept.


Police corruption starts at the very top of the food chain. Rahm Emanuel, is mayor of Chicago and has been the subject of controversy since he served as White House Chief of Staff for Barack Obama. He and Obama were both life members of a Chicago gay club (Man’s Country) known to be frequented by the political elite of Washington D.C.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he met with Spike Lee recently and expressed his displeasure with the director’s decision to call a movie he’s planning to film “Chiraq,” which Emanuel said Lee told him would be about black-on-black violence in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.

Hey Spike, everyone knows there is no crime in Chicago!!!

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