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Blog Profile / Second City Cop

Filed Under:Public Safety / Law Enforcement
Posts on Regator:10043
Posts / Week:28.9
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Copper Beaten

In-and-out-of-consciousness : An off-duty Chicago police sergeant was seriously injured Thursday after he was robbed of his gun and beaten in a downtown parking garage, police said.The incident happened at 3 p.m. on the 100 block ofShow More Summary

McCarthy Feeling Some Heat

Of course, it's from aldercreatures. And as all the parties involved are puppets of Rahm, it isn't too intense. At City Council budget hearings on Thursday, some aldermen were angered that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy could not immediately tell them exactly how many officers are currently on the force. WBBM Newsradio [...]Show More Summary

Alstory Simon Released

So at the moment, no one is in custody for a particularly brutal double homicide in 1982. And the media spins this how? A judge ordered the release of Alstory Simon, whose confession to a 1982 double homicide helped free an inmate from death row in 1999. Show More Summary

Ebola News

A commentator or two was attempting to take us to task for our supposed lack of knowledge concerning the Ebola plague hovering at the edge of national consciousness, asking where our degree was at, how we were less knowledgeable than assorted disease experts. Show More Summary

Election Day Coming

Once again, it's time to vote for judges. And as long time readers know, we don't vote "YES" for a sitting judge. Ever. While you may feel differently, we're reminding everyone that there is a sitting judge who shouldn't receive a single...Show More Summary

Another Shooting

Again, coppers happen upon a gunfight and take action : A person was shot by police Wednesday night after officers happened upon a shootout between two gunmen in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.About 11 p.m. Wednesday,...Show More Summary

#1 Again!

This time, the Academy Award for "Gang Infestation" goes to : In recent years Chicago has made a dramatic leap to overcome Los Angeles as America’s gang capital with a staggering 150,000 gang members and become one of the most violent cities in the country. Show More Summary

No Money for Inspections We Guess

Cutting corners again : Two-thirds of Chicago elevators were not inspected at all in 2013 — and 62 percent of safety violations uncovered over the prior eight years went “unresolved”—according to a “worrisome” audit released Wednesday.Inspector...Show More Summary

Bone Marrow Donor Needed

One of our own: Click for a full screen shot.Comments closed here.

FOP Sues Over CR List

This sounds so very familiar : The union representing Chicago’s rank-and-file police officers has filed an injunction against the city and police department, asking a judge to halt the city from turning over records of police misconduct...Show More Summary

Look at These INCREASES

Our friends over at have an interesting set of stats up: Hey SCC - With clear skies and 70 degree temps in late October, you knew it was going to be a shitshow this weekend. We ended up with 4 killed and 35 wounded vs last year’s weekend tally of 2 killed, 14 wounded. Show More Summary

More Bikes

Let's hope these aren't part of the Contract's 400 vehicles : Chicago Police officers are preparing to patrol Chicago's streets by bicycle and the department's newest bike patrol officers were put through the paces on Tuesday.Officers...Show More Summary

Let's Import Ebola!

Not by accident. Not by American patients : The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise that the U.S. Show More Summary

Nice Weekend Garry

We can't remember the last time the superintendent stayed quiet this long in the face of a sizable body coun t: Four people were killed and at least 32 others injured in shootings across the city since Friday night. The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday night in Pilsen. Show More Summary

Hard Leftist Takes Lewis' Spot

Someone had to run from the communist side : Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Chicago) said Monday he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February election.“I think this city is not headed in the right direction,” Garcia told Early and Often, the Chicago Sun-Times political portal. Show More Summary

It Was a Rock

No word if it came from the overpass : Police say a rock, not gunfire as initially thought, shattered a Chicago police car's windshield late Monday morning on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 63rd Street.The car was southbound on I-94 when...Show More Summary

More Guilty "Innocents"

Martin Preib puts a few more stories together and completely demolishes the so-called "Innocence Project" that released unrepentant killers and rapists back into the Chicago landscape: A South Side man who had his rape conviction overturned...Show More Summary

Remember Those Open Borders?

You know, the ones that let some 70,000 children in from Central and South America that seem to coincide with a mysterious respiratory ailment that has killed half-a-dozen people, mostly children and paralyzed dozens more? The ones that...Show More Summary

Boo Hoo, Cry Us a River

Can you believe this crap? Sunday on CNN's on "State of the Union," the nurse placed under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey, Kaci Hickox said, "This is an extreme that is really unacceptable, and I feel like my basic human rights have...Show More Summary

Suburban Shooting

And the offender ends up being from Austin : A 29-year-old man was fatally shot by Maywood police early Saturday morning after officers intercepted an apparent drug deal, according to authorities.At approximately 2:11 a.m., Maywood police...Show More Summary

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