This article is slanted to make Mr. Barnes look like a gold digger. Here's a few facts they ommited.Mr. Barnes is in fact NOT a cop and will never receive a police pension. You must successfully complete 750 hrs' of training at the minimum and as stated he was only in training for 10 days. The City of Chicago is more than happy to give him a disability check and a city job at the garage so as to avoid a law suit. What was omitted in this article was the EXTREME and TOTAL disregard for the trainees safety when, after 4 P.E. classes, they took them for a 3 mile run with the temp in the mid 90's with high humitity. Oh, they forgot to mention that he was in intensive care for over a week and nearly died. and he was not the 1st trainee to almost die because of heat stroke that week.
Good thing he didn't join the Marines.. he'd have died in Boot Camp for free !!!
This article is slanted to make Mr. Barnes look like a gold digger. Here's a few facts they ommited.Mr. Barnes is in fact NOT a cop and will never receive a police pension. You must successfully complete 750 hrs' of training at the minimum and as stated he was only in training for 10 days. The City, as well as the police dept. are more than happy to give him a disability check so as to avoid a law suit
I've been working since age 18, I now have an incurable muscle disease and I don't even make $12,000.00 a YEAR on disability. I have twins, a wife and bills.
If the man is deemed disabled than what is he doing working. Thats what the word disabled means. If he can work, than he should'nt be entitled to disability.
Rest, rest in Him,Your work is through,Lean back on His great power,He'll work through you.
The disability AND city job at the garage was a settlement to keep from getting sued.. The facts would clearly show extreme and total disregard for Barnes safety by forcing the recruits to run 3 miles in mid 90's temps and high humidity. He was in intensive care for over a week in a coma and almost died. This happened to 2 recruits in one week.. I was there when all this took place.
Your Tax dollars at work.......................
This is atrocious and a perfect example of how our society has become addicted to entitlements.
And where do you see unfairness in this, Claire Gordon? You don't believe in keeping your word or protecting your trainees? He didn't fake it and he didn't steal!! AND by being a trainee he WAS working! C'mon and get your ethics right, would you?
All this with high school diploma?No wonder kids don't care for University education any more
Only in corruption-riddled Chicago. The guy never worked a day so how can he retire? Damn public unions and politically correct government officials. Throw the bums out - all of them!