For a former federal prosecutor, Groot certainly seems like a dumbass:
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Law Department attempted in court this week to block a local TV station from airing body camera footage of Chicago police officers raiding an innocent woman’s home and handcuffing her while she was naked.
The city also filed a request to have the woman, Anjanette Young, sanctioned for allegedly violating a confidentiality order.
Officials for Lightfoot made the extraordinary request to prevent WBBM-TV from airing a news report in an emergency court filing Monday evening, which a federal judge rejected. The courts long have ruled against efforts to prevent news companies from publishing reports, saying it’s an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment.
Even Rahm was only able to suppress the JVD tape long enough to pay the family and ensure his reelection chances. These are cameras meant to shed light on police actions, paid for and maintained with taxpayer money. And in this case, they caught a whole bunch of avoidable errors.
Groot probably should have listened to an advisor before hanging her ass out for all to see:
Mayor Lori Lightfoot apologized to social worker Anjanette Young on Wednesday for the Chicago Police Department’s 2019 raid on her home, during which officers handcuffed her while she was naked, and disavowed her Law Department’s extraordinary attempt to block WBBM-Ch. 2 from airing body camera footage of the incident.
Lightfoot disavowed the move by her Law Department, saying she was “blindsided” by it. “Filing a motion against a media outlet to prevent something from being published is something that should rarely if ever happen,” Lightfoot said. “And had I been advised that this was in the works, I would have stopped it in its tracks.”
Groot is a micromanager – look what she’s doing to the Police Department. For her to have the Law Department (and her allegedly being a “lawyer” herself) this was a completely avoidable misstep and can only be explained by her authoritarian tendencies.
Scratch a progressive, find a Stalin-esque authoritarian.