Ridiculous Chicago FOP COVID Stance

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and their President John Catanzara are driving a bus filled with their membership right off the COVID cliff with their ridiculous stance on the city’s vaccine mandate.

Only the in the minds of the alt right cult that has taken over the FOP could anyone believe that vaccine mandates are anything new in America. The FOP leadership has had to at one time or another go to school in American at which time their parents had to disclose to the School, mostly run by the local government, the vaccine status of their children. If any of the current leadership has children they have done the same thing. I wondering why they felt comfortable disclosing the vaccine status of their children but are not comfortable disclosing their COVID 19 vaccine status? Yes, once again Catanzara’s hypocrisy is very obvious.

The COVID 19 pandemic is the most serious health threat the world has faced in 100 years. The data on officer deaths in the line of duty in 2021 backs this up as COVID related deaths are almost 5 times greater than the next highest cause of death. If you add up the topic 15 causes after COVID you will see that COVID deaths are almost 3 times the total of the next 15 causes. Catanzara should be endorsing the mandate and motivating his members to get the vaccine so they can take steps to protect themselves, their families, and the communities they serve. This should not be an opportunity where the FOP is trying to extort money from the city in return for trying to protect their members. On the pod we reveal new info we received that details what the FOP demanded to not fight to vaccine mandate.

Breaking news just before we recorded says the Mayor has filed a complaint in Cook County Court against Catanzara and the FOP for “for engaging in, supporting and encouraging a work stoppage or strike.” (Craine’s).

Also on the show today:

  • Horrible report from CBS 2 Chicago on police staffing

Video from today’s show:

Tracy has nearly two decades of experience researching and working within criminal justice systems. When Tracy began pursuing a career dedicate to system reform, he found that no single organization existed to promote evidence-based discussions among law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Recognizing that citizens in Chicago deserved the right to demand transparency in their criminal justice system, Siska established the Chicago Justice Project. He received his Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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