Friday, December 22, 2017

Dozens, including a Chicago Public Schools teacher, fired in Facebook groups guns and drugs ring

To use President Trump's words, "What the hell is going on in Chicago?"

Lawlessness. Hey, even a teacher is involved. Yes, it's "for the kids."

Oh, Facebook was no help in this investigation.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Minutes after holding a news conference Thursday during which Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson offered up a public shaming of Facebook for not assisting a year-long investigation into “secret” pages that act as virtual flea markets for guns and drugs, the phone rang in the superintendent’s office.

It was folks from Facebook. Perhaps they saw the news conference; it was streamed live on Facebook.

Johnson’s parting words to the cameras were: “Facebook has a responsibility to the people that they serve to ensure that these types of things don’t go on, and quite frankly, they haven’t been very friendly to law enforcement to prevent these things, so maybe with you all’s help, they will become that.”

The phone call resulted in a commitment to hold a “high-level” meeting between the Chicago Police Department and Facebook shortly after the New Year, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
One of those snagged was a Chicago Public Schools physical education teacher.

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