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CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer holding rifles over an unidentified black man lying on a floor and wearing deer antlers.

The photograph, which is believed to have been taken between 1999 and 2003, recently was made public after detective Timothy McDermott filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court seeking to rejoin the Chicago Police Department. The photo was discovered during an FBI investigation into police wrongdoing.

The Chicago Police Board fired McDermott in October, after finding him guilty of bringing discredit on the department by taking part in the photo, disrespecting or maltreating a person on or off duty, and unlawful or unnecessary use or display of a weapon.

McDermott’s lawyer, Dan Herbert, said Wednesday the photograph doesn’t tell the entire story. He added there’s no evidence the black man was in custody and questioned whether the photo was taken against the man’s will.

McDermott posed with Officer Jerome Finnigan, who is serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption. Both McDermott and Finnigan are white.

The FBI uncovered the photo during its investigation of Finnigan, who was convicted in 2011 of leading a band of rogue police who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from suspected drug dealers and ordered a hit on a fellow officer to keep him from revealing the scheme.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel opposes returning McDermott to his job, saying Wednesday the photo doesn’t reflect the department’s values.

“As far as I’m concerned, to that officer: Good riddance. You don’t belong in the Police Department,” Emanuel said. “Our whole idea of the Police Department (is that it) is there to serve and protect, and the values expressed in that photo are not the values of the people of the city of Chicago.”

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that McDermott told the Police Department’s internal affairs division in 2013 that participating in the photo was a mistake.

“I was asked to join the photo and I did so without exercising proper judgment,” he was quoted as saying in a transcript. “I made a mistake as a young impressionable police officer who was trying to fit in.”

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25 thoughts on “Photo Shows Chicago Cops Posing Over Black Man With Antlers

  1. Peter, get a life. You are a insecure white male that would never expose your ignorance to any black person face to face. You are an imbecile, plain and simple.

  2. Honestly on said:

    Nubian brothers and sisters you are wasting your time with cave n!@@ers. These neanderthal apes should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

  3. To all of you racist trolls:

    America was built from crime, violence, hatred, and pure evil since slavery.

    This is the reason why whites keep “refusing” to talk about slavery because of the atrocities committed by whites to this day against black people. Whites are the “most violent” people on this earth.

    • Whites refuse to talk about white slave owners, and blacks refuse to talk about black slave owners. Six in one hand, half a dozen in the other. So, now what do we do?

    • ambientbake on said:

      To EBB – whenever anyone asks about reparations, I offer to throw a quarter at their head and say there is your money. Now go away.

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  5. Wow! You racist black pigs! What about the black woman that said blacks should have a safe zone from white people. White students were asked to leave!!!!!! Blacks make sure they have everything of their own, black laywers association, black entertainment television, black caucus, yet they exclude all other races from everything. They are the worst racists on the planet. Yet 90 percent of interracial crime in this country is black on white!!!!

    • Champ, show me the reverse picture like this then we can talk. All your fake percentages are based off your delirious world that you made up. Whole black communities where whipped out by whites. Do you think they took the time to count each black body they killied and put in your record books. Get that big black thang out ur ass maybe you can think straight.

      • Fake percentages? Really? FBI statistics. 50 shootings in a weekend in Chicago tells the story quite well. If you really want to go there BLACKBOY I will expose you every time. Let’s not forget you subhumans have murdered 100,000 whites in South Africa since 1994.

      • 3,000 white murdered every year by you subhumans. Fbi statistics. 35,000 white women raped every year by you subhumans! Shall we continue>

      • My political “correct” answer :

        1. Whites head to head with blacks (rest races excluded) dominate and win over 90% of sports at the Summer Olympics (major sports such as Tennis, Soccer, Golf etc and minor sports like long distance running for example included) and nearly 100% of the medals in the Winter Olympics. The gap between the two races in Extreme sports, Auto and Motor Sports etc is unmatched as well. All these are facts, now if you want to doubt or deny them to feel better, then go ahead.

        2. Scientifically, militarily, technologically, politically, economically and so on, whites have conquered (multiple times) the world, have colonized, have invented pretty much everything we use, have produced the greatest warriors in the battle field, the greatest generals, the greatest empires, went to the space, went to the moon, explored and conquered the oceans, the highest mountains, builds the greatest monuments and buildings, produces the greatest mathematicians, philosophers, explorers, scientists, astronauts, doctors, lawyers, actors, models, singers, music groups, painters, composers and so many more million things.
        It’s no secret that the western civilization that every subhuman from Africa wants to be part of (by having a position in white societies and a white OBESE woman as a trophy) is a creature of the white man!

        3. Looks wise, the white human is by far the most desirable and diverse worldwide, has the biggest variety in hair texture, in colour of the eyes, in colour of the hair, the most beautiful features (that black women ala Tyra Banks, Beyonce etc take nose jobs to have a “white” nose) and so on. The vast majority (95% plus) of models, beauty queens in Universal pageants, sexy symbols even in Jewish dominated fields as Hollywood and so on have been traditionally white .

        4. Fashion wise that blacks funnily claim to be imitated from white boys……….Who designed jeans? Pants? Jackets? Hats? What’s the race of giants of the field such as Dior, Chanel, Calvin Clein, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and 99% of them pretty much? How dare you to make such claims when your people’s fashion has been leaf covers son and all you do systematically is copying our culture, style and fashion?

        5. Inventions and contributions to society……..Do you really want me to go there now with you? A simple example, white man invented boats, trains, spaceships, sonars, planes, electricity, computers etc while the black man’s greatest invention is peanut butter…….You do the math son!

        6. Manhood, bravery, ambition etc the white man has no match there too. He has achieved what rest races don’t even dare to think and usually out of jealousy and envy say “Look what the crazy white man does” simply because they wish they could do and achieve all the white man has achieved, but they know they can’t!
        I will go one step further and I am afraid that this claim of mine will be against my ideology and the whole Jewish propaganda of porn, but check even in the porn industry, how 95% of the male performers, award winners etc are white men with great bodies and HUGE “heart” if you know what I mean………Where are all these “gifted” black men? Again even in that field, you are the slightest minority! John Holmes is considered to this day the “longest and harder” ever……..even that myth surrounding your race is ALL FALSE!

        My NON political correct answer :

        After all I said, you will probably come back either with a verbal insult, or even worse if we spoke face to face, you would try physical violence against me, with fatal result for you ending being emasculated and beat up, healing in a hospital (speaking from personal experience).

        Now if you were trying to speak back civilized and say the common nonsense I have been used to hear from people of your inferior kind such as :

        ” The white man stole this from us, we had the greatest empires named UCHO KUCHO and Zandia Keylia, the white man enslaved us and he’s the reason we are in such position today blah blah ”

        My answer would be simple as that……….Mother nature teaches us that the bigger, smarter, more capable and stronger fish eats the small, dumb, weak, pathetic one. You should know such rule, since you use the name of Darwin, who was one of the men who believed in such theory with a passion………all I am trying to say is, by crying out loud how white man did this or that to you, how he conquered your land, enslaved you and so on, all you do really is verifying the basic rule of nature

        Bottom line, the black man was conquered, enslaved and dominated from his white boss for a reason, if the black man could, he would do the same or even worse in my opinion and if you make a historical research you will find out that various African tribes tried plenty of times to conquer and enslave Ancient Greece, Italy, Spain, Malta and more.

        To close this, when I see a black man crying for what happened in the past or making questions of the kind you just made, all I see is black men with hidden anger, frustration and extreme jealousy, simply because your ancestors failed to be as dominant as our ancestors……….You can’t be all about “peace, diversity and equality” but the vast majority of your inferior kind celebrating openly with joy and pleasure the so called upcoming extinction of the white race …….That proves to me what I already know, that all your kind (and the Jews of course) truly is, is a bunch of cowards who want domination and power, but are not willing to fight and conquer it with glory just like whites usually do and will do again one day.

        Have a nice rest of the day sir!

    • Candace, yep it sure has! Especially one that is half black, half white, spent his entire life in a racist church, a pig who sold out his white grandmother and mother for votes, doesn’t know his black father, has a racist wife who believed in “black separatism” and hired a racist black attorney general! Yet some drunk white liberals voted for him!

  6. specialt757 on said:

    “McDermott posed with Officer Jerome Finnigan, who is serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption. Both McDermott and Finnigan are white.” “The FBI uncovered the photo during its investigation of Finnigan, who was convicted in 2011 of leading a band of rogue police who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from suspected drug dealers and ordered a hit on a fellow officer to keep him from revealing the scheme.”
    Is this considered white on white crime?

  7. MacBen on said:

    They would have to kill me before I let them humiliate me like that. How emasculating and demoralizing. No wonder they can’t find him- or maybe he’s dead.

    • That is what I find so sad about this photo. He probably posed with them because he was afraid of what could happen to him if he resisted. I hope the thug that is in prison is treated like the animal he tried to portray this poor man as, and I hope thug #2 winds up homeless and on the streets, at the mercy of people who sees this photo.

  8. Linda on said:

    ThIs POS got what he deserved–FIRED!!!!!

    To strike a pose and be photgraphed with a person of color with antlers on his head like he is some game animal they have caputured is racially insensitve and offensive.

    Dam White folks!

    • You mean like that affirmative action “professor” at boston university that said WHITES MALES ARE A PROBLEM and said she boycotts white businesses. Why wasn’t the black pig fired? She’s got the complexion for protection. You black animals get away with saying anything, you are the most violent racists on the planet!!

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