Beverley Adams
“I think that it’s going to be suppressed and pushed under the rug, and that very little or nothing is going to be done. They are going to tell you what you may want to hear, and just like Jon Burge he will be getting his retirement of $3400 a month.”

Dorothy Harris
“With so much criminal activity is going on in the city of Chicago, we hope something will be done on behalf of this young lady. I hope this is not pushed under the rug like the rest of the crime in this city.”

James Daniels
“Traditionally, like the Chicago Police Department has always done, they are probably going to charge this police officer with a misdemeanor, suspend him for four or five days and return him back to work.”

Yvonne Kyler
“I think the same thing will happen to him that happen to Burge. I think we’ve had another incident since then where policeman beat some businessmen. It’s a shame that the young lady got beat, but black women and men have been beaten for years in the Chicago area. I think something should be done about the Burge case and this kind of brutality.”

Doris Lewis
“I don’t think anything is going to happen. I think OPS (Office of Professional Standards) is going to do everything they can to exonerate the man. However, I think if there was a bigger outcry from the community, something could happen. Until we hit the streets by the hundreds of thousands to let these police know that we are serious about the this police brutality and that we’re not going to take it anymore, I don’t think anything is going to happen. It’s going to be business as usual. The good-ole-boys network will give him a pension like Jon Burge, and that is very, very unfortunate. I’m at the point now where I have to say that we have to take responsibility for what is going on, because as citizens we are not standing up for what is right and demanding that we have the kind of police department to represent us the way we’re suppose to be represented. So until the public takes it seriously and hold our elected officials, mayor and alderman accountable, police brutality against citizens will continue.”

Morgan Carter (Omnibus TV)
“I do believe that he will be prosecuted because it would be awkward not to do so. What you have to understand, I used to work for the states attorney and the way they get around not embarrassing Mayor Daley is to take it to a state U.S. attorney. This one is just too blatant, too visible and worldwide.”