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Blog Profile / Second City Cop

Filed Under:Public Safety / Law Enforcement
Posts on Regator:9641
Posts / Week:29.1
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Bang Bang Bang Bang.....and on and on

This is an old count: Two people were killed and at least thirteen others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening. The most recent fatal shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. Show More Summary

Up and Running

We think - think - we alleviated the spam-bot issue, and we waded through two days or so worth of comments. We won't have to put up the "letter verification" thing yet. It's annoying as hell and we get as many complaints about it as anything else.If anything got lost in the shuffle, apologies. Show More Summary

This Will Stop Crime!

What bright thinker came up with this? We are told that the mayor "sold" a few parking spots at the Garage #3 at Harrison and Kedzie to a billboard company and they installed one of those giant electronic signs. We guess the City reserved...Show More Summary

Fundraiser for Chaplains

Helping continue the ministry to CPD Officers and their families (click for the larger picture): RSVP soon.

Clueless in Texas

This is an amusing little article to fill the time while we troubleshoot the bug in our comment section (we think everything will be up and running by tonight): The front page of the morning's Austin American-Statesman includes (behind...Show More Summary

Be Careful Out There

One in custody, one still at large:A man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting at two undercover Chicago police officers as they sat in a car in an Englewood alley, authorities said.The officers were in the 2000 block of 68th Street around 12:30 a.m. Show More Summary

CPS Fail

That diploma that CPS was just about to hand out? Yeah, you aren't getting it: This probably ran through at least one level of review by a teacher/moderator, too.

Sleepless and Broke in Seattle

Illinois democrats want to jack up the minimum wage. Rahm wants something along the lines of $10-per-hour, some of the more ambitious socialists want $15-per-hour. You'd think that one of more of them might have actually taken an Econ 101 course and had a basic understanding of cause-and-effect. Show More Summary

Comment Troubles

Having a small issue with Spam-bots attacking the comments again. It seems to pop up semi-regularly. It might take a day to fix, but we're preoccupied with some other work and personal business at the moment. We'll get it up and running shortly we're sure. Show More Summary

Should We Send Flowers?

The superintendent is having some health problems. WBBM is reporting:Police Supt. Garry McCarthy checked himself into a hospital on Thursday for treatment of blocked arteries.Police spokesman Adam Collins did not specify what type of...Show More Summary

Sports as a Strategy

This is great! We've already typed up a proposal and forwarded it to McSummerStrategy, so you can't steal our idea: Criminals are sports fans too.That’s one of the theories behind research showing that on Monday nights when the Bears...Show More Summary

Failure to Launch

Remember this article? The Chicago Police Department is reportedly about to start a new program designed to do something about the co-called “code of silence,” which, police say, makes investigating crimes very difficult because often witnesses and even victims won’t tell police what they know, reports WBBM.... Show More Summary

Crap - We Missed the Party

Not that we're counting or anything: We turned 9 last Saturday! And missed it. So a belated Thank You has to go out to all the readers. 33 million visits, 51 million page views, nearly 13,000 posts and well over 800,000 comments. Without any of these, we'd have folded up the tent a long time ago. Just think, next year we get to add another service bar.

Apologies Line Starts to the Left's a jokeOnce again, we post something we believe to be factual. We take a bunch of heat for it, people demanding proof, demanding video, demanding all sorts of stuff that they know we can't provide, then blaming us for daring...Show More Summary

5th Annual First Responder Bowl

This Saturday: Hey SCC, the annual First Responder Bowl is this Saturday, June 7th at Brother Rice on the SW Side. The CPD Enforcers will be taking on the CFD Blaze at 3 pm, with proceeds from our end going to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and the Mercy Home. Show More Summary

Rahm Found More Money

Burning through another half-a-million: Hoping to persuade some of the city’s more established arts institutions to create large scale cultural experiences that will engage residents and eventually attract tourists, the city of Chicago...Show More Summary

Yeah, About Those Stats....

Word from the comment section:........and COMPSTAT has been cancelled this week while they figure out how to spin this one. Not only that, we might actually have more homicides than last year: There are also several "deaths" waiting to be reclassified to homicide pending. Show More Summary

More Revenue Shortfalls

How will Illinois make up the "lost" money? The private firm managing the Illinois Lottery could fall short of promised revenues for the third straight year, prompting calls to re-evaluate the state's relationship with the company.Northstar...Show More Summary

Crime is.....NOT Down?

As stated here and elsewhere, this is the danger of relying too much on short-term number counting as opposed to observing the longer trends of year-to-year or even multi-year patterns. This is what happens: Chicago had the exact same...Show More Summary

Two a Day Dead

Bad finish to May: Fourteen people were murdered throughout Chicago last week — including two people in their 50s.Nine of the murders happened on South Side, four on the West Side and one on the North Side. The Austin community had the most killings last week with three. Show More Summary

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