‘What’s the problem?’: 3 women ‘twerking’ on crawling Chicago police cruiser prompts inquiry

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A Chicago police SUV was filmed last week driving slowly through a crowd as three women “twerked” on its hood and roof.

The video made it onto social media, where it predictably went viral and also piqued the attention of the Chicago Police Department.

“The Chicago Police Department is investigating a viral video showing women dancing and twerking on top of a CPD cruiser,” Chicago station WBBM confirmed Saturday.

It’s unclear when and where exactly in Chicago the video was recorded.

Watch via CWB Chicago, an independent group that purports to provide “public safety coverage from Chicago’s North Side”:

It’s not clear if the group was being serious or sarcastic.

The clip provoked anger from those who felt it was indicative of cultural rot.

Some also noted that the crowd of what appeared to be minorities didn’t seem at all afraid of the police. This came as a surprise given left-wing hero LeBron James’ belief that all cops out are to kill black people.

This comes as Chicago is facing a crime wave, with people dying every single weekend.

“In Chicago, 1,418 people have been shot this year,” according to a data sheet from the Chicago Tribune that was last updated Thursday.

As of Sunday morning, 43 had been shot, five fatally, just this weekend alone, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Not everybody expressed outrage over the video. Some defended it and correctly noted that at least nobody had been shot.


“What’s the problem?” one Twitter user asked.

Perhaps it’s the soft bigotry of low expectations — the idea that because the perpetrators are black and black people suffered systemic discrimination in times past, it’s best to just let their poor behavior in the present slide.

But as noted by Ian Rowe of the American Enterprise Institute, who by the way is himself black, this bigotry is extremely “damaging.”

“The American dream is premised on the idea that a young person can become an agent of her or his own destiny. This can only happen if vital mediating institutions like strong families, schools and faith-based organizations demand excellence, and shape the character of this rising generation to build self-sufficiency and resilience,” he wrote last year for USA Today.

“At this moment a growing number of young people are being led to believe that structural barriers around race, class and gender have rigged the system against them, and that they are powerless to compete at the highest level because of immutable characteristics like their race.”

How is this relevant to what happened? Because people who are committed to pursuing excellence and building their character would never in a million years think it appropriate to twerk on a police car, let alone any car.


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