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From The Chicago Sun-Times

Sneed hears Police Supt. Jody Weis has issued a new deadly force police policy, which is scheduled to go into effect this weekend.

•  •  To wit: Chicago cops will now be permitted to shoot at drivers or passengers in cases of felons fleeing in motor vehicles. (Weis’ policy advisers recommended the change.)

•  •  The upshot: Proponents claim it helps protect cops.

•  •  The buckshot: Critics claim the new policy is “ridiculous” and the liability to the City of Chicago could be astronomical.

•  •  Translation: “Officers were allowed to use deadly force to prevent death or great bodily harm to themselves or another person, but it didn’t allow them to use force to apprehend a fleeing forcible felon,” said a police source. “If confronted by an oncoming vehicle, officers were simply told to get out of the way, unless they were put in great danger,” added the police source.

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