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  • 1. 
    What incident brought attention to the Chicago Police Department in November of 2015.
    • A. 

      The shooting of a white teenager by police in Chicago.

    • B. 

      The shooting of Laquan Mcdonald by Chicago police.

    • C. 

      The rise in parking tickets being written.

    • D. 

      Police officers going on strike.

  • 2. 
    Why were citizens in the city of Chicago upset about this event.
    • A. 

      A video was released showing the young man was not a threat to the police when he was shot.

    • B. 

      He was shot 16 times. Several times while he was down on the ground.

    • C. 

      It took the city over a year to release the video and address the misconduct.

    • D. 

      It took the States Attorney over a year to determine the officer needs to be charged with murder for the shooting.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

    • F. 

      B,C, and D only

  • 3. 
    The protests that followed the release of the tape were suppose to be peaceful but eventually turned into violence. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The city paid a settlement to the Mcdonald family. This settlement was paid after the tape was released to the public in November.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    How much was the settlement paid to the McDonald family?
    • A. 

      500 million

    • B. 

      5 million

    • C. 

      26 million

    • D. 

      10 million

  • 6. 
    The 5 million dollar payout for police misconduct was the only settlement the city paid over the last 5 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Over the last 10 years how much has the city of Chicago paid in settlements over police misconduct?
    • A. 

      350 million dollars

    • B. 

      100 million dollars

    • C. 

      35 million dollars

    • D. 

      500 million dollars

  • 8. 
    Who is more negatively affected by increases in taxes?
    • A. 

      Upper income households

    • B. 

      Lower income households

    • C. 

      Middle income households

    • D. 

      The are all affected equally

  • 9. 
    Match the cities with the amount of the settlements for misconduct.
    • A. New York
    • A.
    • B. Baltimore
    • B.
    • C. Los Angeles
    • C.
    • D. Chicago
    • D.
    • E. Phildelphia
    • E.
  • 10. 
    Fines and taxes collected by a city as revenue are paid for by its citizens and visitors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Most of the people killed by police officers in the city of Chicago are Black.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    How many people were killed by Chicago police over the last 5 years?
    • A. 

      35

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      70

  • 13. 
    According to statistics what portion of all police misconduct settlements are paid from the city police budget?
    • A. 

      .02%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      72%

  • 14. 
    When the city pay's these settlements how does it affect you as a taxpayer?
    • A. 

      It does not affect me because the police officers pay for these settlements.

    • B. 

      It affects me because I am paying for these settlement with my tax dollars?

    • C. 

      That you are not paying for these settlements with your tax dollars...it is money from another source.

  • 15. 
    What are the legislative duties of alderman in the city of Chicago?
    • A. 

      They vote on budgets.

    • B. 

      They approve city spending such as settlements against the city.

    • C. 

      They vote the way the mayor wants them to vote.

    • D. 

      They introduce and pass laws.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

    • F. 

      A,b, and d only

  • 16. 
    The alderman in the city of Chicago approved all the settlements against the police department.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The alderman who voted for the Laquan McDonald setlement
    • A. 

      Requested to see the video tape before they voted on the settlement but was denied by the city.

    • B. 

      Requested to see the video tape before they voted on the settlement.

    • C. 

      Voted for the settlement without seeing the video tape to see why they were approving the settlement.

    • D. 

      Saw the video tape before they voted on the settlement.

  • 18. 
    The alderman of the city of Chicago rarely if ever questioned why they were paying most or all of the police misconduct settlements.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    A major reason why the city of Chicago cannot afford to pay out these settlements is 
    • A. 

      The city is operating with a deficit. They have less money than expenses to be paid.

    • B. 

      The city is operating with a surplus. They have more money than expenses to be paid.

    • C. 

      Due to operating with a deficit the city has to borrow money to pay for these settlements which adds to the deficit.

    • D. 

      A and c

    • E. 

      B and c

  • 20. 
    Which of the following items could have been bought with the half million dollars used for the police settlements?
    • A. 

      The money used for the settlements could have built 5 state of the art schools.

    • B. 

      The money used for the settlements could have built 30 public libraries.

    • C. 

      The money used for the settlements could have repaved 500 miles of the city streets

    • D. 

      The money used for the settlements could have been used to help pay the city pension bill.

    • E. 

      A and b

    • F. 

      A,c and d

    • G. 

      C only

    • H. 

      A,b,c,and d

  • 21. 
    Which of the following do you think applies to the mayor of Chicago with respect to these police misconduct shootings.
    • A. 

      City officials did not know how bad the problem was.

    • B. 

      City officials were related to the police officers involved in the shootings.

    • C. 

      City officials want to keep these issues quiet so they settle to avoid a big trial that could possibly hurt their reelection efforts.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following do you think apply to the alderman of the city of Chicago with respect to the police shootings in Chicago?
    • A. 

      Alderman/city officials are irresponsible in managing taxpayer's money. They spend what the mayor tells them to spend.

    • B. 

      Alderman/city officials did not know the shooting were occurring?

    • C. 

      Alderman/city officials have relatives on the police force and don't want to do anything.

  • 23. 
    Which do you think apply to many politicians in the city of Chicago with respect to police misconduct?
    • A. 

      Many politicians don't think anything is wrong with the police department.

    • B. 

      Many politicians think the police department should be independent and be self regulated.

    • C. 

      Public support of police departments is generally high resulting in hesitation by politicians to challenge their authority. They want their support in local elections so they can remain in office.

  • 24. 
    On many of the  items alderman vote on, which include police misconduct settlements, the alderman in Chicago vote along the same lines as the mayor. If the mayor says vote yes or no the alderman vote yes or no.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    According to city attorneys their primary objective when dealing with these settlements is _____.
    • A. 

      To help the mayor by keeping these issues as quiet as possible.

    • B. 

      To fix the problem by telling the city they need to fix the issues with the police department.

    • C. 

      Save the city money by avoiding a trial which may determine a higher settlement amount.

    • D. 

      A and c

  • 26. 
    When did the mayor and alderman of the city of Chicago address the issue of police misconduct?
    • A. 

      They still have not addressed the issue.

    • B. 

      After the video of the Mcdonald shooting was released almost a year later.

    • C. 

      Immediately after the Laquan Mcdonald incident happened.

    • D. 

      Six months after the Mcdonald shooting ocuured.

  • 27. 
    Alderman met with the Independent Police Review Authority twice. Match the amount of time spent in the meetings with the specific meeting before and after the release of the video.
    • A. Meeting with IPRA two months before the Mcdonald video was released.
    • A.
    • B. Meeting with IPRA after the Mcdonald video was released
    • B.
  • 28. 
    At the meeting with the head of the IPRA two months prior to the release of the video the alderman discussed the issue of police misconduct with the head of the organization.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    At the 11 hour meeting with the new IPRA chief (hired after the video was released) the alderman asked many questions with respect to IPRA procedures and police contracts.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    At 11 hour meeting, by the 8th hour, the acting police chief who was the Chief of Detectives when Laquan Mcdonald was killed spoke. How many of the 50 alderman were there at the meeting when he spoke.
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      41

  • 31. 
    What percentage of the population have a positive view of police departments?
    • A. 

      45 percent

    • B. 

      56 percent

    • C. 

      20 percent

    • D. 

      90 percent

  • 32. 
    The percentage of whites with a positive view of the police is 37 percent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    The police are one of the highest rated institutions in terms of white confidence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    In a 5 year span ending in 2014 where did Chicago rank with respect to police shootings?
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Third

    • C. 

      Tenth

    • D. 

      Seventh