A national policing expert who concluded that the controversial drug stash house stings by federal law enforcement in Chicago were racially biased faced tough questions about his methodology Thursday as a landmark hearing got underway at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse.
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered tightened restrictions on former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, including barring him from possessing pornography, using sex chat lines or having any contact with minors except in the presence of an adult who is aware of his sexual abuse of boys decades ago. The order from U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin came a day after the probation department submitted a report in court under seal.
The drug stash house sting has been a bread-and-butter part of the federal law enforcement playbook for years. By dangling the promise of a big score, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives convinced hundreds of would-be robbers across the country that they were stealing large quantities of narcotics, only to find out the drugs were a figment of the government’s imagination.
After two days of dueling expert testimony on whether the ATF drug stash house stings are racist, U.S. Judge Robert Gettleman suggested maybe the judges need to hire a third, neutral expert to take a look. The job pays about $600 an hour. So I vote for me.
Wow- this is a fundamental strategy shift for this city, rolling dice on the first fatal police shooting after Laquan McDonald controversy broke...and one where an admittedly innocent woman was killed. https://t.co/GK4fNsZHzz
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