Blog Profile / Second City Cop

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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More Speed Cameras

And the neighborhood isn't happy : Drawing about a dozen protesters to fight a controversial speed camera activated in the neighborhood Monday, Ald. George Cardenas (12th) said city bosses are using the technology to pickpocket citizens.“They...Show More Summary

Queef's Sperm Donor Shot?

A couple comments and a few e-mails claiming that gang banging rapper Chief Queef's dad got shot on 09 November.Can you believe that anyone would target a rapper's family???

Um...You Want What Now?

Kass has an article up behind the Tribune pay wall. It is of course, about the dead 9-year-old, executed by his father's rivals. Part of it is what you would expect: The detectives had just finished their meeting at the edge of the alley...Show More Summary

A Measley Grand?

An aldercreature in the thick of it again : Ald. Edward Burke (14th) accepted money from a charter-school group shortly after signing a letter of support for a new Noble high school on the Southwest Side, but — after he disclosed the donation to elections officials — the campaign contribution never made it to the bank.Ald. Show More Summary

Who's Minding the Store?

It doesn't exactly instill confidence when your own official cites the words "hot mess" in regard to money : In another sign that Chicago Public Schools isn’t keeping good enough track of transit fare cards that are supposed to be distributed...Show More Summary

Rahm About to Get Spanked Again

Better make plans for after the Christmas holidays: The Chicago Teachers Union has released the results of a test strike vote, which was held last week.The union said 97 percent of members would vote to authorize a strike, if necessary.The...Show More Summary


Just when you think the 9-year-old story couldn't get any weirder, we get this in our e-mail...about fifteen times: So, is it or isn't it? It's a pretty good likeness of picture the media has been running with. And after momma posted...Show More Summary

Every Day Isn't Like This Kid

Sometimes, you can go entire weeks without saving a life: A Chicago Police probationary officer on his first day on the job Sunday helped save a man’s life.Probationary Officer Nicholas Picicci and Field Training Officer Robert Cavaiani...Show More Summary

Battle of the sub-.500 Teams

Hell, they're both sub-.300 if you want to get technical about it.So the Chargers are 4.5 point favorites with an over/under of 49.5.Both teams are fighting for their 3rd win, so there's a lot on the line here.

What Did You Expect?

We could make this up if we tried: The mother of murdered nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee is being bashed on the Internet for using money intended for his funeral expenses to buy a car, but she is defending the purchase. A total of 727 people had donated to the GoFundMe site “Help Me Lay My Baby to Rest” as of 4 p.m. Show More Summary

"Accountability" Database

You know all those FOIA Request letters McCompStat has been e-mailing everyone lately? The ones that say even in the face of Contractual agreements and legal retention schedules, the Department is providing reporters and others withShow More Summary

Ammo Tax Coming

Word is that on Monday, Toni will attempt to tax ammunition, perhaps excessively so, in an attempt to drive gun dealers completely out of Cook County, denying dozens, perhaps hundreds of people actual jobs in a legitimate, legal enterprise.Meanwhile, car dealers continue to operate with impunity, despite killing thousands more in Illinois than guns ever have.

Um....Wrong Drug

Great headline in the Slum Times yesterday : West Side man gets two years for 2-year-old boy's fatal meth poisoning Leaving aside the fact that two-years for the death of a toddler is ridiculous, the article then goes on to show howShow More Summary

CWB Tweaks Rahm

If you were curious about that Rahm case report, CrimeInWrigleyvillandBoystown blog has posted it up for everyone to read. And since it's not a Department site, you can't get disciplined.That's some funny shit right there.Oh, and itShow More Summary

Preib Tearing it up Again

The Crooked City blog once again, covers the story the media won't (or can't) cover - how reporters have become the story rather than reporting the story and how members of the media have helped release a number of psychopathic killers...Show More Summary

Weekly Totals Mount

The numbers are rolling in three at a time: Three men were critically wounded in a West Humboldt park neighborhood shooting Friday night on the West Side. The men — ages 19, 27 and 51 — were outside in the 1400 block of North Kildare about 8 p.m. Show More Summary

Search Warrant on Dad?

The "person of interest" has been released and no one doubts for a second he is hiding far from home tonight. A string of search warrants have been served across the south side : McCarthy singled out Lee’s father, Pierre Stokes, 25, who has been particularly unhelpful in the investigation. Show More Summary

That Rahm Case Report Again

The media finally catching up with what the blog reported weeks ago ( here and here ): Dozens of Chicago police officers are being disciplined for reading a police report involving Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son, police sources told NBC 5.The...Show More Summary

All Hail Toni!

Shifting the unpopular taxes so she can be the Rahm and Shortshanks used to do: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will nix her 3 percent amusement tax proposal and instead push for a 1 percent hotel tax, Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin said Thursday.A 1 percent hike would spike Chicago’s hotel tax to 17.4 percent. Show More Summary

Wider Retaliation Expected

The south side slaying of a 9-year-old looks to open a world of hurt: Chicago police detectives were questioning a person of interest Wednesday night in the slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in an alley in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.[...]Show More Summary

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