BREAKING NEWS Out Of Chicago… It’s Really BAD


A Chicago police officer who shot into a a car full of teens back in December of 2013 is facing up to eight years in prison for his actions. Officer Marco Proano wounded two of the individuals in the vehicle.


While prosecutors are seeking the prison term, Prono’s attorneys are seeking to get him a much lighter sentence in the form of probation.

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Proano was convicted back in August of this year on two counts of civil rights violations for opening fire on the vehicle as the driver backed up after being stopped for speeding.


Fox News has more:

Dashcam video shows Proano firing toward a person inside the car. Proano’s attorney, Daniel Herbert, said an officer is allowed by law to use deadly force if he believes the target poses a threat.


In a court filing Monday, prosecutors said Proano could have killed all six teenagers when he fired indiscriminately into the car.

In his filing in U.S. District Court late Tuesday, attorney Daniel Herbert says Officer Marco Proano should not be punished for alleged systemic problems in the Chicago Police Department.

In asking U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman for probation, Herbert said the married father of three had a decorated career before it was derailed amid protests against police violence. He also points to a civil rights probe by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Independent Police Review Authority stated back in August that it believes the department where Proano is employed should terminate his employment with them, as he had been on an unpaid suspension since 2016.


After his conviction, the Chicago Police Department filed termination charges, which are pending before the Chicago Police Board.

This is a clear cut case of a police officer who is a rotten apple, infringing on the rights of others without much of a thought, seeming to care little for defending the liberty and life of citizens under his jurisdiction.

Incidents like this are precisely why police shootings need to be taken on a case by case basis, as each and every shooting at the hands of law enforcement has a different and unique set of circumstances, with the vast majority not being being due to “bad cops,” but other issues.

However, that doesn’t mean a bad cop never rises to the surface and gets himself into trouble. This really does happen and when it occurs, crooked law enforcement officers need to be dealt with harshly and promptly.

After all, part of a police officers job is to make sure our rights are not violated by the legal system we have in place and that we are innocent until proven guilty.

Unfortunately, we live in a culture that wants to flip things around and allow folks to be judged by public opinion on social media with little to no evidence being presented to indicate someone’s guilt or innocence. This is not the way our system is supposed to work.

While what this officer did is egregious, thankfully he didn’t kill anyone in the car because that would’ve been very bad for police officers across the country.



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