some men are mean

I know many of you have already heard this story.

I don’t want to harp on it, b/c I do feel like I’ve done nothing but post about cops lately. I wanna add that esp in this case, I don’t think it had anything to do with the pressure of being a cop. I think this is just a bad guy. A truly bad person. You know how Mother Theresa was a truly good person? Well, this dude is completely 180° in the opposite direction, bad person.

The video below is of a 12-year veteran of the Chicago police department, Anthony Abbate, beating down a Chi-town bartender. Let’s note a couple of things before you watch the video:

– Anthony is 250 lbs to the female bartender’s 115 lbs. Now, I’m not saying that if he was smaller or she was bigger, that this would make this any better; b/c it wouldn’t.
– Also, I have to note that if you just found my blog & are under 18, you are not to watch the video. In fact, I really don’t want anyone under 18 reading my blog anyway. Sorry to be that way, but that’s just how it is.
– I’d also like to note something the Police Superintendent Phil Cline said. He said “He’s tarnished our image worse than anybody else in the history of the department”.

That last statement means that the upper-level police enforcement think that this was a horrible thing. I mean, more horrible than back in the day when Capone had the Chicago police in his pocket. So, if upper-level management ppl thought this was so bad, then why did it a month for the police to arrest him? Did they not know where one of their own was? Did they not see him on a regular basis?

I think this is the part that worries me the most. The lackadaisicality [yes, I’m making that a word] of us with some ppl. I mean, look at our society!? For certain ppl, we let things slide. Now, I’m not gonna mention some obvious cases; but look at all the celebs lately who’ve had drunk driving accidents, a couple of which have left innocent victims dead. They’ve gotten little more than a slap on the wrist. I’m not even gonna mention them all, b/c I can think of 5 off the top of my head, but I know there’s been way more than that.

Again, before you watch the video, I want to warn you that it’s not nice. You may not even want to watch it, & that’s fine. You can click on the link above to the related news articles & just read about it instead. Also, I want to reiterate that I think this is more a reflection on this person as a person, & not on the Chicago police. Although I do maintain that I think it’s sketchy that they waited a month to do anything about it. Did I mention that there are also allegations that this Anthony Abbate & at least one other person threatened the bartender to keep her from pressing charges. Um, did you catch the part that said “at least one other person”? Do you mean there may have been a whole gaggle of them?!

I just want to say that I’m just really upset about this right now. I don’t want to post these stories; I just feel a moral obligation to do so. I feel like I need to make sure others know in case they didn’t already hear about it. And even hear about it again if they have already heard.

One thought on “some men are mean

  1. Wow, I hadn’t seen this video yet. That’s just insane. And you’re right, this is more a reflection on that one person than the Chicago Police Department. But I’m sure there was a bit of cover-up going on before they finally arrested him.

    Bigger question, would he have even been arrested if there wasn’t video evidence? What if it was just the bartender’s word against his?

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