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We haven't linked to some of these in a while: Truth in a four-panel cartoon.

Some Still Defend the Police

A decent article sent in by a few readers : As the first anniversary of the fatal Ferguson, Missouri police encounter approaches, we can expect activists and opportunists to return to the small town and take to their soapboxes to stage protests, disparage law officers, and call for additional limits on the police. Show More Summary

Thug Had a Gun

There's even video of it at this link : Police in Ferguson on Tuesday released surveillance video that they say shows a teenager appear to pull a weapon from his waistband before he was later shot and critically wounded by plainclothes...Show More Summary

"Under the Radar" Story

Remember, all guns are evil - the president says so. So why is he arming terrorists? A gunman killed during his attack on an Islamic prophet Muhammad art show in Garland, Texas, reportedly bought a pistol through a botched federal firearm...Show More Summary

Stay Classy Ferguson

Riots again...all over a thug: Gunfire erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, late Sunday, setting off a chaotic chain of events that ended with police shooting an 18-year-old man on the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. The eventsShow More Summary

Funny Comment

And it shows how willfully blind the media is where politicians are concerned: A [constituent] called at 3 am. Must of been the same guy rahms son was talking to. Yeah, he was answering calls at 3 AM and headed out to clear corners by himself. Show More Summary

Someone Running for Mayor?

The media is sure pushing this guy lately : Community leaders called a rally Friday night and encouraged dozens of neighborhood folks to be more vigilant and active in policing the area.The rally — called “Operation Wake Up!” — followed...Show More Summary

Only One Dead?

The shooters are getting worse and worse.... or medical care is getting better and better : Editor's Note: NBC Chicago includes shootings from 6 p.m. Friday to 12 a.m. Monday in its weekend violence report.A 17-year-old man is dead and...Show More Summary

Expressway Shootings

So it wasn't our imagination - expressway shootings are skyrocketing : Expressway shootings have become a major problem. They not only threaten the lives of motorists, but they have also caused frequent traffic jams as police shut down...Show More Summary

Aldercreature "Punched"

Another softball thinking he's the police....and gets treated exactly like the police come to think of it: A rookie Chicago alderman was attacked while trying to clear a South Side street of prostitutes, according to a source.Ald. David Moore of the 17th Ward was punched in the 7500-block of South Peoria just after 3 a.m. Show More Summary

Nice Role Model

A year after Ferguson and the community continues to make a hero out of a common criminal: On the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., a church service this morning on the South Side paid tribute to him. Father...Show More Summary

Um...What's the Point of This?

The Watchdogs are watching....what exactly? To encourage cops to keep fit, the city of Chicago has spent nearly $10.8 million over the past 12 years rewarding police officers who passed a yearly fitness test.Most cops, though, don’tShow More Summary

20 Shot Last Night

In a span of about sixteen hours : A 17-year-old boy was killed and a 20-year-old man was wounded during a shooting late Friday in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.[...]At least 18 others have been wounded in shootings since Friday night at 9:45 p.m. Show More Summary

At Least We Aren't Gary

Gary makes a 19% rise in homicides look good : Seven people killed on the streets of Gary in less than one week.A pair of teens were shot to death Thursday morning — in broad daylight — at a suspected drug house on the city's West Side. Show More Summary

You WILL Interact...or Else

Everyone has been briefed about the most recent Special Order ordering members to have "positive" interactions with the public?Not only WILL you have interactions, you WILL provide a name to OEMC (if the subject of your mandatory interaction...Show More Summary

Garry Folds

Way to bury the Department in more paperwork and dis-incentivize the street stop : Five months after the ACLU called the number of street stops by Chicago police "shocking," the two sides have reached what they called a landmark agreement...Show More Summary

Winter School Strike Coming

Tough talk from the CPS union: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said Friday that the district's withdrawal of a one-year contract offer was "disingenuous, disturbing and destructive" and called efforts by the city to have...Show More Summary

"Thousands" Detained

Good lord, it's an outrage! At least 3,500 Americans have been detained inside a Chicago police warehouse described by some of its arrestees as a secretive interrogation facility, newly uncovered records reveal.Of the thousands held in the facility known as Homan Square over a decade, 82% were black. Show More Summary

So....Money Problems are Solved?

Sure looks like it: Those annoyingly long security lines at Midway International Airport could be shortened by a major $248 million remodeling of the airport over the next several years, also slated to include more parking, restaurants...Show More Summary

Open Season!

Good news Garry Mr. McCarthy! It’s our most visible alteration of the planet, easily seen from space: the millions of lights added to our cities due to our fear of the dark. We need them to keep our cities safe. Or do we? A series of...Show More Summary

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