Blog Profile / Second City Cop

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C'mon Now...Really?

Does anyone ever take these so-called "Ethics Tests"?And do they ever read anything about hiring practices? Because this sounds like a bad joke, but all too believable: Anonymous said...Speaking of money in the budget, Chief Anne Kirkpatrick has hired her girlfriend from Seattle as her deputy. Show More Summary

Remember the Cheating Exam?

You can't really call this "fallout" because no one is paying a price....aside from the coppers having to work for people who cheat to get ahead: SCC, try to keep track of all these layers: the IAD sergeant who purposely tanked the investigation...Show More Summary

Merit Letter Out

Request for Detectives, due later in October.They also made 5 Captains late last week.Anyone know how hiring is going?

A Crooked Lawyer?

Say it ain't so: Citing repeated misconduct by an attorney, a federal judge took the rare step Friday of throwing out a jury verdict in favor of a woman who alleged an off-duty Chicago police officer attacked her during a road-rage incident on the Stevenson Expressway nearly nine years ago.U.S. Show More Summary

Blacks Cops "Not Black"

The NAACP has gone full dumbass: One of the craziest things to come out of the Keith Scott shooting in Charleston, NC is the idea that it is racist for a black police officer to use deadly force on an armed black man. A local branch of the NAACP, in its infinite wisdom, has come up with a foolproof way around this little problem. Show More Summary

What Matters?

We keep hearing something matters, and then the headlines scream stuff like this : A school bus driver was wounded in a shooting in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood, officials said.The 31-year-old bus driver was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment, officials said. Show More Summary

Retiree Health Care

This has been making the rounds, appearing in our e-mail a few dozen times: A state appeals panel last week gave the city of Chicago the go-ahead to further phase out retiree health-care benefits for city employees who were hired after Aug. Show More Summary

We're Getting Horses??

This is going to be AWESOME!!!! Chicago aldermen agreed Friday to put the cart before the horse — or rather, the squad car before the police officer.The City Council’s Finance Committee tacked $25 million onto a previously-approved,Show More Summary

One Criminal at a Time

Slowly but surely : A male, whose age was not yet known, was fatally shot while trying to rob two people inside a vehicle in the 4300 block of South State Street in the Robert Taylor Homes neighborhood on the South Side, police said.The robbery happened about 8:20 p.m. Show More Summary

Cops Should Work in Schools?

From the Sun Times Letters to the Editor, this idea : Regarding police and public relations in Chicago: Would it be such a bad idea to have new recruits work in the neighborhood schools that they will be dispatched to before they take...Show More Summary

Kass Explains Rahm's Nightmare

We touched on this a few days ago in a post. Kass takes it to the logical end : But there was a murder in Chicago the other day.And now it has become a political story. It is a political story because of where it happened and how.A suburban...Show More Summary

Here's A Gun Runner

Suburban female, no criminal record, minimum wage job, clean record : A northwest suburban woman with a valid FOID card has been charged with buying guns and selling them on the street for profit.Simone Mousheh, 22, of Mount Prospect,...Show More Summary

Subsidizing Englewood

We don't shop at Whole Foods - it's way too expensive for our budget. But if you do manage to spend money there, now you can feel extra good about yourself ! ENGLEWOOD — You might want to skip your local Whole Foods and head to Englewood...Show More Summary

Stupid Games, Stupid Prizes

And another shooting catching heat, this time in California : A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers...Show More Summary

Not a Good Start

At 5:30 AM yesterday morning, a Starbucks opened in Englewood to great fanfare.At 8:30 AM yesterday morning, a Whole Foods opened up in Englewood.At 6:17, the Starbucks was stuck-up.At 9:45 the first dispatch of "Shots Fired" was called in at the bakery, supposedly over some "pumpkin spice muffins." Or heroin.You know, for a second there, you believed us.

Spilled Drink = Bloodshed

Makes perfect sense! A Champaign teenager paroled two weeks ago from boot camp for a shooting offense has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in the death of a bystander in a shooting early Sunday morning in Campustown. Show More Summary


What the fuck? In October of 2014, department members were notified that lists containing information related to complaints lodged against officers would be released in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed by journalists from the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. Show More Summary

Detective Results Out

After adjusting the results for the past seven months, the Department finally got the results back to everyone.Amazingly, the top three scorers were also the top three scorers on the current Lieutenants exam.Special Ed had no commen...

Darn Statistics

You mean "assault rifles" aren't assaulting that many people? The FBI’s 2015 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) shows nearly three times more people were stabbed or hacked to death than were killed with rifles and shotguns combined. Gee, what...Show More Summary

Rahm's Nightmare

A boycott that gains some traction : Peter Fabbri was one of the hardest workers at Matt Lativsky's coating business in the western suburbs.He's also the main reason Lativsky no longer wants to visit downtown Chicago after police say...Show More Summary

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