Blog Profile / Second City Cop

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Who's Running the Show?

Wasn't Rahm just bragging the other day about how it was Special Ed's show? That he'd support any decision Special Ed made regarding the coppers stripped over the McDonald shooting?It's a good thing Rahm is letting Special Ed make the...Show More Summary

COPA! Copacabana

Apologies to Barry: The new agency charged with investigating police wrongdoing will be called the Civilian Office on Police Accountability, aldermen were told Monday as they haggled with the mayor’s office over final language.Ald. Scott...Show More Summary

Anyone See an Issue Here?

Red light camera scammer gets 10 years : With hope of restoring trust in city government that erodes with “every bribe that’s taken, every kickback that is tendered,” a federal judge sentenced an ex-City Hall insider to 10 years in prison Monday for rigging Chicago’s red-light camera program. Show More Summary

Violent Month You Say?

Golly, it must be true if the Tribune is writing about it: Tavon [Tanner] was among more than 400 people shot in Chicago this month. There have been at least 78 homicides, marking August as the most violent month in the city in almost 20 years, according to data provided by the Chicago Police Department. Show More Summary

Safety Warning

Just when you thought it couldn't get much lower, Kansas City shows us a new basement : Kansas City Police Officers had just shot an armed suspect on Sunday morning when a crowd began to gather around them. Gunshots started getting fired at the officers, who were forced to take cover with the man that the officers had just shot. Show More Summary

Arrests in Murder

And once again, the only thing Special Ed that has said that makes sense, rears its head again : Derren Sorrells, 22, and Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, were charged Sunday with first-degree murder and attempted murder. Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered both held without bail, saying they were a danger to society.[...]Show More Summary

Eighty in August

After a messy weekend (at least 9 dead, 47 maimed), Chicago has done something unseen in decades.Eighty dead in a single month.Congratulations, we guess.Next stop - 500 dead reached by September.

More NY Brilliance

Why didn't our brain trust at HQ think of this? The NYPD has a message for revelers taking part in Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert festival next weekend: Don’t shoot.The 71st Precinct in Crown Heights posted fliers Thursday warning festival-goers...Show More Summary

VRI Boycott Provokes Response

Just out from the Bureau of Patrol: Days off Cancelled for All District Tact Teams, Area Saturation Teams, Gun Teams, Gang Enforcement Teams and Summer Mobile for the Labor Day weekend Additionally, PEZ Zones will be covered by District...Show More Summary


Anyone want to explain why the only posted openings for next Police Period were all in 003? Fifteen openings, yet the Department posted a few dozen PPO's coming off of their probation into Area North last month - into spots that in reality,...Show More Summary

Trib Prints Crap

In their ever increasing efforts to stay relevant and stir the pot of anti-police sentiment, the Tribune comes up with this "exhaustive" study: Every five days, on average, a Chicago police officer fired a gun at someone.In 435 shootings...Show More Summary

Rumors of Hiring

This has popped up in e-mail and comments: Anonymous said...Rumor from R&D that the budget for SGt and LT has been raised. They are adding 100 new LT's and 250 Sgt. We've heard the same thing with slightly lower and higher numbers. We've...Show More Summary

Trib Prints Truth

We've seen this far too many times in person. We're surprised it actually got published: Three gunshots cracked the air close to where police were investigating a West Englewood shooting early Friday.“Run, b----, run!” a young shirtless man shouted as officers sprinted down an alley to check out the gunfire. Show More Summary

Trooper Wounds Gunman

ISP getting busy again: A state trooper shot two men in the back seat of a taxi Thursday night on the South Side when one of them pulled out a gun, according to Illinois State Police.State troopers were conducting an unrelated traffic stop about 8:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Can You Taste the Irony?

Filming a video for black lives matter....and gets lit up guys! Chicago rapper King Yella broadcast the aftermath of his own shooting in an Englewood underpass Tuesday evening. King Yella, 26, whose real name is Cemone Lewis,...Show More Summary

New Oversight!

It's here! It's finally here! Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top aides on Thursday gave a group of aldermen a broad outline of his plans for revamping the city's much criticized police oversight system, but City Council members who attended said...Show More Summary

RIP Mr. Dennis

Funeral yesterday: The son of a Chicago police officer killed by gunfire last week was laid to rest on the South Side.Friends and family, Chicago police officers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were all among those remembering Arshell DennisShow More Summary

Lightfoot Speaks Crazy Talk

She thinks Due Process has been circumvented? Police Board President Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday sympathized with the police union’s claim that the Chicago Police Department is violating the due process of seven officers it’s seeking...Show More Summary

Detectives Down a Third

Thanks to everyone who sent this one in: In a city with as many as 90 shootings a week, homicides this year are on track to hit their highest level since 1997.Chicago's murder clearance rate, a measurement of solved and closed cases,...Show More Summary

Nice Street Rahm

Once again, that 4200 block of North Hermitage is a hotbed of criminality : A woman had her computer bag snatched from her hand in the 4200 block of N. Hermitage yesterday afternoon—the same block that is home to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel...Show More Summary

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