Chicago FOP reacts to Trump slamming city’s top cop Eddie Johnson


HOUR. THANK YOU.>>Jon: PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEAKING YESTERDAY IN CHICAGO BLASTING THAT CITY’S CRIME RATE CALLING IT AN EMBARRASSMENT AND SLAMMING THE CHICAGO POLICE SUPERINTENDENT EDDIE JOHNSON WHO WAS NOT AT THE EVENT.>>President Trump: HERE IS A MAN THAT COULD NOT BOTHER TO SHOW UP FOR A MEETING OF POLICE CHIEFS, THE MOST RESPECTED PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY, IN HIS HOMETOWN, AND WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. AND YOU KNOW WHY? IT’S BECAUSE HE IS NOT DOING HIS JOB. ALL OVER THE WORLD THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT CHICAGO. AFGHANISTAN IS A SAFE PLACE BY COMPARISON.>>Jon: LET’S BRING IN KEVIN GRAHAM PRESIDENT OF THE CHICAGO FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE. KEVIN, THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE IS A BIG SUPPORTER OF THE POLICE BUT HE HAD SOME HARSH WORDS FOR YOUR CHIEF YESTERDAY. WHAT DID YOU THINK?>>WELL, I DO APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT THAT HE HAS SHOWN FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT BECAUSE HE HAS DONE THAT. HE SIGNED A BILL YESTERDAY IMPROVING THAT AND WE DO APPRECIATE HIS SUPPORT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT IN GENERAL. HE MADE SOME COMMENTS ABOUT OUR SUPERINTENDENT. AND AS YOU KNOW, IN CHICAGO HERE WE TOOK A DIFFERENT OPINION OF WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENT DID AND BECAUSE OF THAT THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TOOK A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN THE SUPERINTENDENT. WE CERTAINLY AS MEN AND WOMEN OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT GO OUT WHETHER IT’S ON A PICKET LINE OR WHETHER WE HAVE TO SIT THROUGH A SPEECH BECAUSE WE’RE GUARDING PEOPLE, WE SIT THROUGH SPEECHES THAT WE DON’T CARE FOR. BUT WE NEED TO BE REMAIN NEUTRAL BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT GOOD LAW ENFORCEMENT DOES. SO WE TOOK A VERY DIM VIEW OF WHAT SUPERINTENDENT DID BY SAYING I’M NOT GOING TO SHOW UP BECAUSE I DON’T BELIEVE THAT HIS VALUES ARE IN LINE WITH THE CITY OF CHICAGO’S VALUES.>>Jon: LET’S PLAY FOR OUR VIEWERS SOME SOUND FROM SUPERINTENDENT JOHNSON SO THEY CAN HEAR IN HIS OWN WORDS HIS RESPONSE TO THE PRESIDENT.>>THE NATIONAL NARRATIVE THAT CHICAGO IS A CITY ON FIRE IS JUST SIMPLY NOT TRUE. WE HAVE OUR CHALLENGES ON THE SOUTH AND WEST SIDE BUT I WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT WE ALSO HAVE 17 NEIGHBORHOODS IN THIS CITY THAT ARE SAFER THAN MANHATTAN AND L.A. I THINK GETTING CAUGHT UP IN NEGATIVITY IS JUST NEVER BEEN SOMETHING I DO. I’M CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO DO IT NOW.>>Jon: HE SAYS, YOU KNOW, SOME NEIGHBORHOODS ARE SAFER THAN L.A. AND MANHATTAN. I DON’T KNOW. GIVE ME YOUR TAKE ON THAT.>>YOU KNOW, WE HAVE DONE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK GETTING THE CRIME RATE DOWN. WE HAVE HIRED MORE POLICE OFFICERS. AND OUR RATES ARE LOWER FROM 2016. WE HAVE REALLY DONE AN AMAZING JOB LAST MONTH THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT GOT 1,000 GUNS OFF THE STREET IN ONE MONTH IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO. THOSE ARE GUNS THAT ARE GOING TO BE USED FOR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AND CERTAINLY WE HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB OF DOING IT. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE CITY AND HOW SAFE IT IS, I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO COME TO THE CITY. YOU CAN WALK DOWN MICHIGAN AVENUE. MANY PARTS OF THE CITY ARE EXTREMELY SAFE. BUT I WILL TELL YOU THIS. THE REASON THEY’RE SAFE IS BECAUSE OF THE HARD WORK OF MY MEMBERS AND THE FOP GOING OUT THERE AND GETTING THE CRIMINALS OFF THE STREET.>>Jon: IT DOES APPEAR THAT POLICE OFFICERS THERE ARE GETTING THE JOB DONE. I WANT TO PUT UP SOME OF THE STATISTICS. SHOOTING INCIDENTS 1761, BIG NUMBER BUT DOWN 10% YEAR-TO-DATE OVER LAST YEAR. HOMICIDES OVERALL STAND AT 413 IN CHICAGO, THAT’S DOWN 11% FROM LAST YEAR. IS THAT BECAUSE OF YOUR MEMBERS OR BECAUSE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT’S POLICIES?>>WELL, OUR MEMBERS ARE THE ONES GOING OUT THERE AND DOING THE WORK. I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT ALSO THEY HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT HAVING A CONTRACT FOR THE LAST 2 1/2 YEARS. WITH DEMORALIZING POLICIES. THEY’VE GONE OUT AND SHOWED THEY’RE OUTSTANDING POLICE OFFICERS THAT CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND THAT’S WHY WE HAVE A REDUCTION IN CRIME.>>Jon: THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT THE SANCTUARY CITY POLICIES ENDORSED BY MAYOR LIGHT FOOT AND THE GOVERNOR ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MADE 1,000 REQUESTS FROM ICE AGENTS TO HOLD PEOPLE WHO WERE JAILED IN CHICAGO AND THOSE REQUESTS WERE DENIED BY JAIL OFFICIALS. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT?>>WELL, WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT BOTH LOCALLY AND FEDERALLY. AND WHEN SOMEBODY ASKS US TO HOLD A CRIMINAL, WE SHOULD BE COMPLYING WITH THAT. WE CERTAINLY WILL ASSIST IF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY NO MATTER WHO IT IS CALLING FOR ASSISTANCE BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO ARREST SOMEBODY AND THEY NEED ASSISTANCE BECAUSE THEY ARE IN DANGER. WE ARE GOING TO RESPOND AND WE ARE GOING TO HELP THEM. AND THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE WILL STAND BEHIND OUR MEMBERS IN DOING WHAT THEY WERE SWORN TO DO. WHEN THEY TOOK THEIR OATH OF OFFICE THEY WERE SWORN TO UPHOLD THE LOCAL, THE STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS. AND WE ARE GOING TO DO THAT. AND NOW THE DIFFERENCES THAT WE HAVE BETWEEN THE PHILOSOPHICAL POLITICS IN THIS CITY, THAT WILL GET WORKED OUT. I CAN TELL YOU THIS, THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE IN CHICAGO WILL STAND BY THEIR MEMBERS.>>Jon: KEVIN GRAHAM IS THE




Comments
  1. “Law Enforcement” in America needs to be abolished. “Law Enforcement” in America are OATH-BREAKING TYRANNICAL PEICES OF GARBAGE.

  2. 565 murders is NOT negativity. It's FACT. I used to spend an occasional recreational weekend there. It used to be a beautiful city 35 yrs. ago…..,but not anymore!!!!!

  3. Kevin Graham, I met a couple ex Chicago cops that got into the recycling industry, they were't good guys by any measure, glad they were'nt cops anymore. And I like cops.

  4. The biggest criminal organization in America are “Law Enforcement.” The American People need to grow up and wake up and recognize who their real enemy is. “Government” and “Law Enforcement” are NOT on the side of Justice and morality. They are NOT our Heroes. They are NOT our friends.
    RISE UP AMERICA!!! JOIN THE RESISTANCE. FIGHT BACK TYANNY. TAKE YOUR CONTRY BACK

  5. The superintendent Comparisons his work to LA and New York. Both crime and corruption Infested places. Good to know that Chicago has lowered its standards. I won't be visiting anytime soon.

  6. I hope the day comes when we realize that hiring cops doesn't lower crime. Opportunities do. No neighborhood has EVER been arrested and policed into a better community. With that said, I agree that the Police Chief should have remained neutral.

  7. "Getting Caught in negativity…" laughable and pathetic. I live half way across the country and I've heard from friends who've lived in Chicago and they all say, IT'S REALLY BAD!

  8. We should all call Eddie Johnson the superintendent and let him know how we feel about him.Let him know he's a disgrace to all Americans. I will be calling tomorrow I suggest y'all do the same. Peace motherfukers.

  9. Another democratic run state, no surprises here. They need to do their job for the people, that's what they get pay for. Meetings to get the work done is part of the job, you don't get to choose what your responsibilities to the American people are. 😡

  10. Other large cities don't have the same dismal statistics as Chicago. Assuming that the percent of deaths, crimes is accurate – then all the BlahBlahBlah by the Superintendent doesn't obscure the fact that something Must be changed – and probably that is to replace the Superintendent with a much more effective black police Superintendent.

  11. He didn't show up because you were there Trump he finds what you represent disgusting as a man. That's his right he's not your slave and with all you have said about the city why wou he attend anything your at. No one of color in there right mind would attend one of your rallies so why should this be any different.

  12. You can walk down any street in every city in America some you don't want to Chicago is one such place unless your wearing a tank.

  13. Chicago is not safe. Don't you believe Eddie J, he is lying. A lot of the crimes have moved to the suburbs and NW Indiana as well.

  14. What BS from this guy, of course this guy is going to lie. I'm surprised they didn't cry racist.   They collect guns but the killing still happens what BS.

  15. Nobody but the union members cares what the union has to say. Because of that union the cops no longer look at their job as servants. Cops now think they are above the People they actually work for. So never will I ever condone any police force until they get rid of the unions and are made accountable to the public.

  16. Federal law comes first. These fuckn scumbag local politicians should be arrested and tried in federal court if they interfere with federal law enforcement. Bottom line . The local cops are just worried about getting fired when it comes to obeying federal law!!! That’s sad and should not be tolerated . The left is a joke!!!

  17. I hope and pray the real police get a real police leader. Respect to those police officers who put their lives on the line every day. Get rid of that corrupt top cop before he gets more good me and women killed. Love Trump!

  18. I'm so happy that I left that craphole city in 2006 and Crook county in 2015. The Missouri Ozarks are a much nicer place to live !

  19. The Dems would have Chicago as a model for the rest of the USA! They view the conditions there as a great success for the "Progressive" (Globalist) agenda.

  20. The only way u will change Chicago is to build taller prisons and lock up gang bangers. Get rid of the black neighborhoods. !!!!!!!!. THATS WHERE ALL THE CRIME IS.!!!!

  21. Good job on taking that illegal guns and guns that we’re going to be used for illegal activities now maybe you could turn the table in a while the people that are law abiding citizens to have their own guns and watch how cry and drops I guarantee you a burger will not go into a house knowing there’s an armed law violations Citizen in there ready to shoot in between the eyes

  22. Visit Chicago, we might charge you with a fake hate crime. Message received.
    Who the hell do you think wants to visit your chithole, Kevin? What an idiot.

  23. The only neighborhoods that are safe in Chicago is where the Europeans live in their gated communities and not in the hood.

  24. Chicago is more dangerous than Afghanistan ! Trump get your army out of Afghanistan and put them in Chicago . Chicago is safe to visit according to this idiot !

  25. I don't like negativity, and that's why as the Leader of police force I rant at the POTUS by not showing up because I don't like him.

  26. id like to see Johnson live in the bad areas of CHICAGO then I bet he'd get it cleaned up. All the guns they took away were not all guns belonging to crinimals so some of these guns are taken from people who now can't protect themselves

  27. Let this sink in.

    Rahm Emanuel personally hand picked Johnson for this job. Johnson did not apply for the job. Police board sent three recommendations which he was not one. Good job on calling him out.

  28. The record shows how bad Chicago is, who does this clown think he is fooling? How are those gun laws working for you?

  29. Chicago will be the next state taken out by Socialism and Liberalism just like many cities of California and Detroit in Michigan.

  30. He downplays how bad the south and west sides are. I live in Chicago. I live in the inner-city. 18th st. We have sayings here. "South side homicide" and "The wild wild west " or sometimes they say "west side, dope ride" Then you have the "scary hundreds." Meaning the south side streets over 100. Like 125th st etc. There are shootings everynight. The democrats do nothing for that city but raise taxes.

  31. you have neglected your job but instead of taking responsibility by being a positive force where you could be, your determined to catch yourself, while espousing a contrary lie, in a negative situation

  32. according to ken johnson and CNN, Jussie Sollet didnt commit any crimes…, im in Australia and even i dont believe his sh!TT

  33. Blah…Blah…Blahhh. The last time I visited Chiraq for Lollapalooza I almost got killed trying to get a beer at the local store. So please dems….spare me. 😘

  34. "Getting caught up in negativity is just something that I don't do." Well that's really unfortunate seeing as that's your frickin job. All those murders are just negativity that I don't want to get caught up in.

  35. Chicago has nothing to say about crime with safer being in Afghanistan! One of high gun control/highest crime rates! Chicago gov has nothing too say until you get Chicago back to civilization!

  36. Mr. Police commissioner Don't shine me on HOW safe 17 neighborhoods in Chicago are…tell me WHY there are almost 500 murders a year in the remaining neighborhoods!

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