The city of Chicago is preparing to pay up to another victim of racist police brutality. Settlements against the abusive Chicago police force cost taxpayers about $210 million, plus interest, between 2012 and 2015.
Lawyers for Patassa Johnson, who was viciously beaten by Chicago Police Sgt. George Granias while she was in handcuffs, say that Granias owns several web domains with highly offensive racist tiles.
CBS 2 reported the altercation occurred in the 11th District police station in 2014. Johnson, a medical assistant, was driving home on a Chicago expressway when she was pulled over by a state trooper for allegedly driving drunk. She was taken to the 11th District and allegedly beaten by Chicago Police Sgt. George Granias while she was in handcuffs.
“She was beat up at the police station by a Chicago police sergeant because she was a vocal black woman,” says Brendan Shiller, Johnson’s attorney.
But on top of that, attorneys uncovered domain names bought by Granias that begin with the N-word – for example, “n**gadown.com,” “niggerific,” Niggauns,” in addition to sites like “murdertech.com,” “necroarmy.com,” and in a not so subtle dis to Illinois’ former governor, “patquinnsucks.com.”
“His hobby is apparently buying names of racist websites,” the attorney says.
Johnson’s case was ultimately settled for with the city for $185,000, and is waiting approval by the city council. The charges dropped against Johnson will also be dropped, but this is not really justice, according to Johnson.
“He needs to be fired. If he’s fired, then I’m happy because I know he will not be able to do it to anyone else,” she says.
Chicago police claim to have opened an internal investigation into the websites, and Granias is still a full-time officer in the CPD.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)