Brotherhood of corruption: a cop breaks the silence on by Juan Antonio Juarez

By Juan Antonio Juarez

A former Chicago cop exposes surprising truths in regards to the abuses of energy in the city’s police division during this memoir of violence, medicines, and males with badges. Juarez turns into a police officer simply because he desires to make a distinction in gang-infested neighborhoods; yet, as this ebook finds, he finally ends up a corrupt member of the main robust gang of all—the Chicago police strength. Juarez stocks the terrible indiscretions he witnessed in the course of his seven years of provider, from the sexually predatory officer, X, who oftentimes stops attractive ladies for made-up site visitors offenses and flirts with family violence sufferers, to sadistic Locallo, identified at the streets as Locoman, who usually stops gang individuals and beats them mindless. operating as a narcotics officer, Juarez starts off to hitch his fellow officials in crossing the road among cop and felony, as he is taking benefit of his place and likewise turns into a player in a approach of racial profiling legitimized via the struggle on medicines. eventually, as Juarez discusses, his judgment of right and wrong will get the higher of him and he attempts to reform, purely to be introduced down by way of his personal excesses. From the viewpoint of an insider, he tells of common abuses of strength, random acts of brutality, and the code of silence that retains legislations enforcers untouchable.

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The paperwork I could deal with, but the daily challenge of confronting criminals without a veteran’s guidance was something I didn’t feel adequately prepared for. Fortunately, I didn’t have to do it alone. I followed district protocol and floated around—the method new cops use to find compatible partners—working with a bunch of different cops. I couldn’t connect with any of them on a professional level. “Partners are vital,” my father told me, “because you need to be on the same page and, at the same time, you have to balance each other out.

The more stories I told her, the more her concern for me grew. So I started putting a filter on what I revealed. I felt like I was getting away with something by keeping the truth from her and that felt good too. We had recently celebrated our third anniversary, and our relationship was getting better. Maybe it was because I knew what I needed to do to make her happy, or it might have been because I was happy now that I got my way by becoming a cop. We took weekend trips to Lake Geneva, spent quality time together and with our families, and began biking, horseback riding, and cooking together.

During my first summer at 14, the men’s public bathroom on the northwest end of the park had to be closed because it became a crime scene. It now stands as a testament to the viciousness the gangs practice. Earlier that spring, a Latin King entered enemy territory and shot a Latin Disciple, only wounding him. The Latin Disciples wanted retaliation. A young Latin King was walking the park’s perimeter on North Avenue in July when three girls he had never seen before approached him. The Latin King began throwing down his rap, asking the girls if they wanted to party.

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