Block Club Chicago, an online news organization, reports this week that former Oak Parker and Wednesday Journal contributor Carl Nyberg was removed from his position on the steering committee of the political organization Northside Democracy for America.
The report notes that the decision was made to remove Nyberg after his comment on Twitter calling Chicago police officers "stupid" after being killed in the line of duty.
Officers Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo were struck and killed by a South Shore Line train on Dec. 17, while investigating shots fired near the Metra tracks.
That same day, Nyberg tweeted, "Two people too stupid to avoid getting hit by a train were given firearms & the authority to kill people by Chicago Police Department."
Block Club reports that Northside Democracy for America announced on Twitter that Nyberg is no longer on the steering committee.
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