But some members of the Fraternal Order of Police want to change that.
On June 26, the Chicago police union will hold a “Chicago Riot Cops
Reunion” at its hall to set straight “what really happened,” according
to the reunion’s Web site.
“The only thing that stood between Marxist street thugs and public
order was a thin blue line of dedicated, tough Chicago police
officers,” the Web site says. “Chicago police officers who participated
in the riots continue to endure unending criticism — all of which is
unwarranted, inaccurate and wrong.”
“It’s just a get-together for guys who worked together 40 years ago,” he said. “Nothing more.”