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Blog Profile / Second City Cop

Filed Under:Public Safety / Law Enforcement
Posts on Regator:9991
Posts / Week:28.8
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Sniper in PA

Identified after killing one trooper, wounding a second and missing a third: The suspect in the shooting of two Pennsylvania state troopers is a sharpshooting survivalist who specifically targeted cops and was out for mass murder, authorities said.He's a skilled shooter who "doesn't miss," his father, a retired U.S. Show More Summary

Maybe.....More Cops?

We wonder if anyone has looked into the possibility of hiring more police: A fatal shooting in Uptown this week is fueling concerns about gang violence in the North Side neighborhood, with the alderman calling on police to step up patrols.Christopher McGee, 22, was shot in the chest around 11 a.m. Show More Summary

Illinois Sucks

Run by corrupt politicians : SPRINGFIELD -- A new subpoena seeking records about Gov. Pat Quinn's botched 2010 anti-violence program has been issued, this time from a federal grand jury based in Chicago.The request marks the first subpoena...Show More Summary

A Good Point

(We read a comment that really made us think today - it's buried somewhere, so we can't quote exactly, but this is the thought it provoked in a lengthy roll call/squad car conversation)Retro.Former president Shields fucked up. Whether by accident or design, he failed to send in the letter to commence negotiations. Show More Summary

Is This an Option?

This popped up in the comments: Why the City of Chicago is even involved in our medical benefits? We have 12,000 active members, 5,000 retires and how many dependents? Why can’t the FOP handle our medical benefits? The plus side would...Show More Summary

Farewell Officer Schultz

Farewell Brother : MERRILLVILLE — Images of Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus “Nick” Schultz flickered past on the screen at the Star Plaza Theatre — as an apple-cheeked toddler playing in the bathtub, a boy preparing to launch a...Show More Summary

Explain Please

From the Comment Section: My Two Cents said...A few quick points why I and everyone I know will be voting NO. This is referencing the literature FLOP posted on their website:Section 2 - Wages, Section D. "Pension Legislation Reopener": says the Lodge "can" reopen the Agreement and renegotiate salary, percentage increases and duty availability pay. Show More Summary


Someone want to address this? For officers getting ready to vote on the new contract, please be aware of the 2-tier provision RE hospitals. Certain hospitals are listed as tier 1 hospitals. Costs for treatment at these hospitals will be paid at 90/10%. Show More Summary

Hey FBI....

....this might be an interesting investigation : A deal involving the federal government’s most expensive lease in Chicago produced millions of dollars in profits for a development group that included Penny Pritzker, a top campaign fund-raiser...Show More Summary

Dangerous Highways

North and south: Shootings on two area expressways left two young men wounded overnight, according to police.A 24-year-old man was shot during a chase between two cars heading south on the Dan Ryan Expressway about 3:15 a.m. Sunday,Show More Summary

Church Isn't Safe Either

But seeing how every other building in that part of town is a "church," this isn't surprising: As the pastor and several other members of the One Way M.B. Church in the city's North Lawndale neighborhood were enjoying lunch Sunday afternoon,...Show More Summary

Officer Hit by Car

Stable at last report - suspect was shot during the incident : A Chicago police officer was hit by a car and the suspect shot on the Near West Side Saturday night, officials said.The incident took place about 10:12 p.m. in the 2300 block of West Lake Street, according to said Police News Affairs [...]Show More Summary

Thanks for Your Service!

Now bend over while I "balance" the budget: Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a...Show More Summary

Officer Saves Child

Right place, right time, right training : A Chicago Police officer performed CPR on a newborn baby to help save his life Friday night in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side.About 8:15 p.m. the officer, who works the evening...Show More Summary

Bob Runs

The first challenger - or the second? More to come? Alderman Bob Fioretti jumped into the race for mayor of Chicago Saturday with an attack against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the mayor's campaign fired back.Fioretti launched his campaign...Show More Summary

Seven the Other Way

Last week, Bears were 7 point favorites. This week, they're 7 point dogs. And with all the obituaries being published this week, we're surprised it isn't 10.

Contract Videos

FOP Prez Angelo explains certain aspects of the proposed Contract in a number of short videos available over at the FOP site (link on the right hand side). Go. View. Discuss here. Hopefully, it dispels a lot of rumors - and undoubtedly, will provoke a few others.

Horse of Honor Unveiling

There will be a number of these events in upcoming days. We'll try to get to any that are forwarded to us: Dear SCC and SCC (Retired):We would very much appreciate a post on Second City Cop tomorrow inviting current and retired members of the Chicago Police Department to attend the unveiling of a Horse of Honor dedicated to the memory of Off. Show More Summary

Candlelight Vigil Coming Up

Tuesday, 16 September: The 2014 Candlelight Vigil will be held on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 PM in Gold Star Families Memorial and Park. All police officers, their families and friends are invited. The ceremony is expected to last...Show More Summary

Charity Softball Game

Featuring one of our favorite Chicago sports teams: The Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association is busy planning the 7th Annual Blackhawk Alumni and Friends Charity Softball Classic presented by BMO Harris Bank.Chicago Blackhawks current players and alumni "face-off" in a 16" softball game with members of the Chicago Police and Fire Departments. Show More Summary

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