Blog Profile / Second City Cop

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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More Rifles

Tribune Reporter Peter Nickeas has a decent article about the proliferation of rifles on the southwest side being used extensively in a couple of different Hispanic gang wars: One late afternoon over Labor Day weekend in 2016, near the...Show More Summary

Five Hoods?

Way to go Chicago! Murders in the U.S. rose nearly 9% last year, and one-third of that increase came from just a few neighborhoods in Chicago, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of the FBI’s annual 2016 publication, Crime in...Show More Summary

Rats Abandoning Ship

Gee, do you think they know something the rest of us can only guess at? Thirty-three state lawmakers in the 100th General Assembly will not be holding their seats in the 101st General Assembly. And that’s not even counting those whoShow More Summary

Nick's Fight

From our e-mail: Good evening,From time to time I see you post stories on the blog about officers or members of their families that are in need of help. I'm hoping you will do the same in this instance. I am writing to you on behalfShow More Summary

Dumbest Statement Ever

How the Hell does this ignoramus manage to breathe without being reminded? So far this year, there have been 10 murders in Maywood, five more than took place in 2016, according to Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley.The chief said that...Show More Summary

Indiana CCL

So the armed robber shot by a Concealed Carrier expired yesterday : A man has died after he was shot by a concealed carry holder he tried to rob on Christmas Eve in the South Loop, according to Chicago police.Corey Haggard, 37, was shot around 6:15 p.m. Show More Summary

Facebook Guns

If we knew we could get guns on social media, we would have signed up years ago: A Chicago Public School teacher was among more than 50 people arrested for selling drugs and guns in secret Facebook groups, police said. Officers conducted...Show More Summary

Club 51? Seriously?

So are police stations actual places where police business is conducted ? Or have we given up on that fantasy finally? Aleta Clark says she was 18 months old when her mom dropped her off at a South Side police station and walked off.Nearly...Show More Summary

Trib Steals TASER Story

The Tribune is going to owe the Chaplains a crap-load of money this month, stealing numerous stories from the blog, like this one : The Chicago Police Department has tightened its policy on Taser use, rewriting the rules to discourage...Show More Summary

Jesse in Jail!

Oh wait, he was just visiting - he got out later : The Rev. Jesse Jackson said he relies on daily physical therapy, medication and prayer to manage Parkinson’s disease, but he showed few signs of slowing down Monday as he carried on a decades-old Christmas tradition with a sermon to inmates at one of the nation’s largest jails. Show More Summary

Another CCL Shooting?

Definitely self defense : Around 6:15 p.m. Sunday, a 31-year-old man was leaving a store in the 1200 block of South Jefferson Street when he was confronted by a 34-year-old man who pulled out a weapon and demanded his belongings, police said. Show More Summary

Retiree Remembered

Both the Tribune and Sun Times must be hard up for stories, writing mostly sympathetic stories about Officer Hornowski's murder in Arkansas: ( Tribune ) A man who spent decades as a Chicago police officer has been killed in rural Arkansas.Chester Hornowski, 71, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in a residence in Mountain Home, Ark., on Dec. Show More Summary

Merry Christmas

As always, a very Merry Christmas to you and your this season. Stay safe if you're working, enjoy the day if your not. Maybe take a moment and phone or text someone who's on-duty today. Open post - comments will be delayed as we will be otherwise occupied today.

$350 a Night

And just look at the amenities! Chicago police seized three handguns after shots were fired in a Near North hotel room early Sunday.Police were called to a hotel in the first block of East Grand Avenue on the Near North Side around 3:30 a.m., police said.A hotel security guard brought the officers to the hotel room where shots rang out. Show More Summary

Future Ties

CNN recognizing a cop for good works : When Jennifer Maddox got the first call from CNN in November 2016, she was actually at dinner with the culprit who nominated her.“At first I wasn’t going to answer it, because I thought it was a telemarketer. Show More Summary

Illinois to Lose 2 Seats?

Interesting prediction following the 2020 census : When I was born Illinois had 24 seats in the US House of Representatives. Now there are only 18. Now Illinois is one of the few states consistently losing population. Yesterday the US...Show More Summary

Pre-Christmas Shootings

More "Chicago values" we guess : Two people are dead and at least 16 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend. The weekend's first fatality occurred on Saturday afternoon in the city's Austin neighborhood. Two men were sitting on a porch in the 5200 block of West Ferdinand at approximately 2:34 p.m. Show More Summary

No Cash Bond - E.M.

Electronic monitoring? Steven Seiler told police that, for about a month, he had noticed a bad smell coming from the bedroom of the Uptown apartment he shared with his wife, but he never bothered to look inside.If he had, Cook County...Show More Summary

Wrong Address

No one checked the numbers as they pulled up? Jennell Cross had just settled into a leather couch to watch a movie in her daughter’s South Chicago home when she heard one bang, then another against the front door. Frightened — it was about midnight Thursday — Cross said she ran to the back of the home to warn her daughter. Show More Summary

New Statistic Category has come up with a new graphic and new statistic to keep track of: If you go to the HeyJackass page, you'll see that Concealed Carriers have justifiably shot 20 criminals this year (11 dead, 9 wounded).Chicago Police have shot 22 criminals (11 dead and 11 wounded). Show More Summary

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