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Blog Profile / Second City Cop

Filed Under:Public Safety / Law Enforcement
Posts on Regator:10379
Posts / Week:28.8
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Vehicle Count

Thanks to a reader, we can say that the FOP's negotiated 400 vehicles has come to pass: 1AT - All Terrain Vehicle - 1 purchased 1AU - Automobile - 14 purchased 1MC - Motorcycle - 14 purchased 2PU - Pick-Up Truck - 3 purchased 2SP - Sport...Show More Summary

Detail Lawsuit

This thing is still going on : Lawyers for 11 Chicago police officers who claim Mayor Rahm Emanuel removed them from his security detail for political reasons when he took office in 2011 have asked a federal judge to order the mayorShow More Summary

Sun Times Dying?

An interesting thing readers have noticed lately. You pull up the Sun Times website (we'd never spend money on that rag) and you see an interesting story, like the one about Officers suing Rahm for dumping them off the security detail. Show More Summary

No Pants Sunday on the CTA

For all you exhibitionists....or peepers: It's an annual tradition here in Chicago (and many other cities with subway systems): On one day each winter, hundreds of brave individuals gather on CTA platforms, remove their pants, step onto a train and act as if nothing out of the ordinary is happening. Show More Summary

Shoot, No Shoot Scenario Training

We used to do this. Why don't we do this any more? Maricopa County AZ did : We've seen protests all across the country after police officers have been accused of shooting people who aren't armed.But what would happen if one of thoseShow More Summary

Political Endorsements

The FOP one? Seriously? Mayoral Race The Lodge is not making an EndorsementCity Clerk The Lodge is not making an Endorsement Gee, even the PBPA Sergeants made a stab at endorsing someone : Mayor Bob Fioretti Patrick DALEY Thompson gets the FOP endorsement for the 11th Ward while the PBPA refrains from that race. Show More Summary

CAPS to Die Again?

The vampire lives, dies, lives, dies, lives....dies? Had someone from "Fleet and Facility Management" show up at a CAPS meeting last night. After the meeting a curious fellow taxpayer asked the person why they were there. Answer: Sent by City Hall to see if there were as many people at CAPS meetings as CPD was stating. Show More Summary

This is Gonna Mess Up CompStat

Eighty-seven is a decent age to live until. Most of us probably won't see eighty-seven. But this guy might have topped ninety, if he hadn't been shot seventy years ago : For years, 87-year-old Tom Buchanan had talked vaguely about being shot. Show More Summary

Nice Accounting There Rahm

From the FOP site: We have received multiple calls from Officers regarding their Duty Availability checks being short. Representatives from the Lodge contacted Finance, and were told that Officers received checks based upon the 2012 rates, instead of 2014. Show More Summary

Death of the Fifth Republic

Terrorism in France Two heavily-armed Muslims attacked the offices of the satirical Paris weekly Charlie Hebdo this morning, killing twelve people, including the magazine’s two most famous cartoonists. The attackers were heard to shout “Allahu Akbar!” and “The Prophet is avenged!” CNN reports that the killers’ motives are still unknown. Show More Summary

NYPD Continue Battle

This has to be embarrassing to the ego-maniacal mayor: New York City police union leaders said they rejected Mayor Bill de Blasio's leadership after emerging from a meeting with the city's police commissioner on Wednesday, suggesting...Show More Summary

Suburban Cops Injured in Fire

Rescuing people : A woman and four police officers were injured in a fire early Wednesday in west suburban Berwyn. Crews were called to the scene of a fire at an apartment building in the 3200 block of Maple shortly after 1 a.m., Berwyn...Show More Summary

Really Rahm? Really Media?

Honest to god, throw out lie after lie and it goes completely unchallenged : Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday that police are working on some security "blind spots" following the robbery of his teenage son near the family home last month.In his first comments to reporters since Zach Emanuel's cellphone was stolen in a Dec. Show More Summary

Nice to be Connected

Some people have all the luck, just happening to get a judge with such clear vision: Ald. Rey Colon was acquitted Monday of drunken driving, a development sure to make his re-election effort easier in the weeks ahead.Cook County Circuit...Show More Summary

No Salt? No Plows?

The city roads sucked again Monday night. Not a single salt truck or a plow to be seen. This started under Daley when the city budget began to crumble and OT costs were being slashed. Rahm has continued it, no doubt because no one sees...Show More Summary

Changes Coming!

The rumor mill kicked into high gear about 1400 hours. Command changes in the offing.Let's see what brilliant moves they make today.

NYPD Double Shooting

Again? This time, only wounded though: Two police officers were shot in the Bronx Monday night, the New York Police Department confirmed.Police officials told the Associated Press the two cops' injuries were not life-threatening. Several...Show More Summary

The Political Season is Upon Us

Brace yourselves : Chicago mayoral challenger Willie Wilson on Monday tried to jump start his campaign by loaning $1 million to his bid, less than two weeks after Mayor Rahm Emanuel dropped a challenge to his nominating petitions.With...Show More Summary

Steinberg at it Again

Hey Slum Times, this is what you want representing your paper? Sun Times Columnist Neil Steinberg was on WBEZ radio yesterday, January 2, discussing the murder of two New York Police Officers and the police protests against the mayor there. Show More Summary


Just great: A Logan Square man is trying to figure out how his bike was stolen right from under his nose - and the noses of Shakespeare District police officers.Adam Wisneski, 31, went to the police station Friday night around 9 p.m....Show More Summary

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