Blog Profile / Second City Cop

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Say It Isn't So

We've heard some crazy dumb shit before, but this is among the craziest and dumbest shit ever if true: I've been detailed to the academy for about 2 months now. I was floored to learn of the new stress free work place program they run. Show More Summary

Edgebrook Ice Cream Shop

We had a couple comments the other day about an ice cream shop in the north side's Edgebrook neighborhood - home to lots of city workers, including hundreds of police and fire families. There is supposed to be a mural there equating Ferguson with Syria, Iran and North Korea. Show More Summary

Evidence Techs Test

Scheduled for the week of.....Spring Break!Not only that, it's supposed to be at Whitney Young High School, where parking isn't just at a premium, it's damn near impossible - oh wait, there won't be any recruits or Detectives-in-training there by that time.Check the AdMin fax messages for details. Or our comment sections after a few hours.

Thanks From St. Baldricks

A successful event: Hard to believe with the snow that’s falling this evening that I’m sending out a thank you for the 2015 St. Baldrick’s event, hopefully none of the snow sticks. It seems like it was just a short time ago we sent out...Show More Summary

Less Police and Detectives? Less Solved Crime!

This post should have gone up last night but didn't for reasons unknown. Less Detectives? Less solved crime? Who are these reporters and where have they been lurking for years now? In his reelection campaign, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is taking credit for a slight decline in the city’s homicide rate. Show More Summary

Mitchell Makes Sense?

We're really going to have to start drinking again: Chicago’s segregated housing pattern and the race of persons accused of committing most gun crimes make it likely that the Chicago Police Department will bump heads with the American...Show More Summary

Chewie, Stop Spending Money

This program should have been killed at birth - paying people to watch their own kids. Now it's turning into yet another handout of money: Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia joined the Chicago Teachers Union in a call for a $15 minimum...Show More Summary

Nice Job Officers

Well done: Two Chicago Police officers on bike patrol are being credited with saving an elderly tourist’s life along the Magnificent Mile on Tuesday afternoon.About 2:20 p.m., the two officers were on patrol when they were flagged down near Michigan and Walton, according to a statement from Chicago Police. Show More Summary

Good Point (And Another)

Building on the ACLU nonsense article from yesterday, this was brought up in the comments: All of the politicians and reverends want more police service in their districts. Guess what, you got it. This means more stops by police. Not so fast, now the ACLU says there are too many stops by police. Show More Summary

Detective Openings

It must be getting close to graduation time. The Department posted bid openings for Detectives to move around: 40 spots in Area Central 35 spots in Area South 20 spots in Area North 4 spots at the JISC Have the Detectives-in-training had to act as fillers yet for the recruit graduation?

White Sox Tickets

It's that time of year again - Police Appreciation Days at Comiskey (or US Cellular or whatever). Details are on the AdMin Fax message website, but you have until 15 May to present yourself, your badge and ID to claim tickets. Opponents include: Indians (April) Royals (April) Tigers (May) Indians (May) Astros (June) Pirates (June) An always appreciated effort by the Southsiders.

About that "Profiling"

Remember all those warnings about Contact Cards being used against the police like Stop-and-Frisk in New York? Here we go: Blacks in Chicago are more likely to be subjected to a "stop and frisk" by police than any other race, a report...Show More Summary

Dart's "Candyman"

The other week, Tom Dart was whining bout how he was being forced to keep inmates who's only offense was having a sweet-tooth and neglecting to pay for a candy bar. Our position was if they were being held in County, they probably had...Show More Summary

Rahm by 16%?

Something weird here : A new weekly mayoral poll ahead of the April 7 runoff election shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing to gain further separation from his challenger, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.The Ogden and Fry poll conducted Saturday...Show More Summary

Another Exempt Leaving

Word from the downtown set - the Chief of Patrol dropped his papers to leave. This isn't related to the "black site" nonsense, but rather a on-going conflict with McCompStat.Word is that the Chief, who has served in assorted capacities...Show More Summary

Nice Weekend There, Gar

Cold, windy, a few flurries, and a body count that rivals some states : Chicago suffered a deadly weekend as four people were killed and at least 13 others injured in violence throughout the Chicago area.A 30-year-old man was shot to death at about 12:30 p.m. Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Parents

Saw this in the news a few weeks ago : Two Maryland parents being investigated because they allow their children to walk around their neighborhood unaccompanied were found to be responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect, the family said Monday.Danielle and Sasha Meitiv say they will appeal the ruling.[...]Show More Summary


No, literally : Chicago police officers with the Mounted Unit have been warned by the department to stop dumping fresh horse manure in Jackson Park on the South Side. On any given day, Mounted Unit officers can be seen stopping in Jackson...Show More Summary

Thanks Again Quinn

Theft by politician : Days after Pat Quinn lost the November election, Chicago’s busiest film studio asked the lame-duck governor for a hefty state grant to buy industrial land around its West Side campus, where “Chicago Fire” and other...Show More Summary

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