Since 2003 the city has paid some $7 million in legal fees to fight five police torture lawsuits it probably can't win. The latest turn in this saga involves a secret settlement agreement designed to protect Daley.As instapundit says, read the whole thing.
The first rule of warfare, whether it be military or political is to protects one's flank, and the current Mayor Daley learned that lesson from the master.
Need I remind you that the current Commander-in-Chief is the country's most prominent product of this dubious political system? I thought not.