‘Twerking’ trio on top of police car in viral video puts Chicago Police Department in hot spot

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There have been over a million views of a viral video that surfaced several days ago showing three women “twerking” on top of a Chicago Police SUV as it raced down the street , dragged by cell phone paparazzi.

There is a lot of interest in seeing half-dressed women spinning around. I understand.

But recently in this town, a 14-year-old girl was chased and shot while walking her dog, and a 7-year-old girl was shot dead while sitting in a car with her father on a ward in McDonald’s steering wheel. .

We should all be in mourning.

Instead, the young women on top of that police SUV were putting on a show for the very people who laughed at them in terms unfit for publication in a family newspaper.

And they are not alone.

It seems to be a trend.

In Rochester, New York, two women persuaded a uniformed policeman to let them twerk on his parked police car.

Although the person who posted the video of the interaction called it “positive,” it drew a reprimand from the police chief.

The twerk atop police vehicles has occurred in Jackson, Mississippi, St. Louis, Seattle, and Miami Beach, and is widely viewed as an offensive act against police.

What makes the Chicago incident so interesting is that the police SUV was driving slowly down the street as if the one driving was in a parade.

A spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department said the incident was under investigation.

Frankly, if allowing young women to get on a police car and turn is part of the new community policing strategy, the police need to get back to the drawing board.

Because if one of the women had fallen from the SUV and been run over, not only would the city face a huge lawsuit, but there is a real possibility that the revelers would have turned violent.

It’s also puzzling that residents of some neighborhoods, like Park Manor on the south side, have recently been besieged by noise, loud music and inappropriate behavior.

“There appears to have been a coordinated effort to disrupt the 7,400 blocks of Calumet and Prairie. There were hundreds of cars, trucks and motor vehicles marching through our streets until 4 a.m., playing loud music, using profanity, and displaying all kinds of anti-social behavior such as urinating in the rooms. bushes near the Salem church at 74th and Calumet, ”said Niena Feme, a 6e Neighborhood resident, in an email.

“As president of the 7400 Calumet and Prairie Block Club, I hope we can draw attention to this situation which affects the quality of life of our residents. We are stakeholders; we pay mortgages, taxes and are supposed to maintain our properties. Yet we cannot enjoy a level of peace that a community would want, ”she said.

These community stakeholders are holding a meeting at 6 p.m. on June 17 at the Lutheran Church in Salem to voice their concerns.

Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6e) told CBS-2 that he intended to step up patrols, security checks, and tow illegally parked cars.

Considering the fierce battles between protesters and police that erupted after George Floyd was assassinated by a white policeman in Minneapolis last year, getting angry with women using a police SUV as a stripper stick may seem insignificant to some of you.

But it’s not.

Frankly, Chicagoans, especially those who live on the South and West side, live with more lawless behavior than I have ever seen.

More and more motorists are using red lights, resulting in more car accidents. Carjacking is becoming the norm. Highway shootings make us feel like targets.

Obviously, after being locked in their homes for over a year, the young people are ready to go wild.

And it’s a shame that there are too few safe spaces for them to do their thing because of the ongoing violence.

Yet the police are paid to keep the peace, not to facilitate chaos.



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