Blog Profile / Second City Cop

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Where There's Smoke...

How does that saying end again? Oh yeah....."There's fire."We didn't want to write this post. It pains us, because while we've always tried to do our job to the best of our abilities, we have to acknowledge that we are part of a broken organization. Show More Summary

Felony Theft? Not Anymore!

The "new direction" the States Attorneys office is moving. This is an actual e-mail from the Cook County State's Attorney: Hello Everyone,The Cook County State's Attorney's Office has a new policy concerning retail thefts.Felony Review...Show More Summary

Nice Job Charlie

We wonder if the City will be on the hook for damage s: In a video that you'll only see on Eyewitness News, city crews were caught throwing shovels full of salt on parked cars in Chicago.Keeping the streets and sidewalks clear of snow is one of the city's top priorities, but in the rush to lay down salt on North Wacker Drive during Sunday's storm, ABC 7 reporter [...]Show More Summary

Jobs in Dallas

Looks like a lot of people are leaving : Police recruiters are trying to bring in hundreds of new police officers in Dallas.Nearly 100 officers in the Dallas Police Department have quit or retired since October, according to multiple...Show More Summary

Great Idea!

If only someone had suggested this years hundreds of our readers: There was talk at the academy of making 50+ lieutenants in February or March so everyone would have three on each watch. They want to go back to the old watch...Show More Summary

Crime is Down!

The Department Commendation goes, once again, to Tommy Skilling : Fifteen people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, less than half of last weekend’s toll and the fewest in the city in months. Wait a minute - didn't McJerseyShoreShow More Summary

Stop the Shootings!

This is what happens when you put a three-time "merit" promotee in charge: That explains why the 025th district commander went on a psychotic rant about how us gang and tac team officers need to stop the shootings and violence. He didn't like it too much when two homies got capped today in the 30 sector. Show More Summary

Special Ed Needs Leadership?

This is just a suggestion, but why not look to the top scorers on the most recent Lieutenants exam?They obviously know the job, they must have done wondrous things on the job (awards, arrests, life saving, etc).They're beyond reproach,...Show More Summary


Granted, we could use the help, but as a support unit, not as a partne r: Chicago police are teaming up with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department to combat violence in the city.ABC7 reported that Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and...Show More Summary

Is This a Concern?

We haven't utilized the benefit so we're unaware of Don O'Neill playing politics with it: I have become aware of a situation that I believe effects many police officers. if one utilized fmla they lost that amount of time in seniority. Show More Summary

Oldie, but a Goodie

Timely, not just for the weather, but the homicide totals : The city of Chicago is steadily recovering from an overnight snowstorm that delayed hundreds of murders on Friday morning and will likely continue to push numerous homicides across the city drastically behind schedule, public authorities announced. Show More Summary

Heroin OD's Pass Guns

Guns now kill less people than cars, medical errors and heroin : Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday.That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Show More Summary


Much laughter at this one: Thaddeus “T.J.” Jimenez — who became a multimillionaire four years ago in a wrongful-conviction lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department — just lost about $6 million of that fortune for shooting a man.In...Show More Summary

Arrest, Charges, Disturbing Info

And the shooter ends up being...: A man charged with firing a gun at Chicago Police officers early Thursday in the University Village neighborhood collapsed during his bond hearing Saturday.Macro Dipaolo, 22, collapsed during an epileptic seizure just before 2 p.m. Show More Summary

Blue Shirts Winning

A couple of hints that something is up at HQ on Thursday: Heard the exempts got their asses chewed out by the supt. And Navarro yesterday. Eddie's losing it. Yesterday he yelled at the command staff because of the violence. He left and then Waller apologized. Show More Summary

Rahm Lied About Numbers?

Say it ain't so Rahm: Even if Mayor Rahm Emanuel manages to add nearly 1,000 cops in the next couple years, his promised surge of new hires would barely make up for the decline in the Chicago Police Department’s ranks on his watch. There were 6,244 rank-and-file police officers working the city’s 22 police districts as of Oct. Show More Summary

Stay Classy Rahm

Dear Leader : Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a fiery response when asked Thursday night whether he would consider running for president in 2020.The former White House chief of staff to President Obama and senior adviser to PresidentShow More Summary

"Professor" Protess the Pimp

More movement in the fight against the "wrongful conviction" shysters (from Martin Preib's site): In a decision that could have far-reaching impact on the thirty-year wrongful conviction narrative, a federal magistrate last week granted...Show More Summary

Video Thanks

A "thank you" video from the Department: The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday released a tribute video thanking the many officers who worked to help Cubs fans celebrate the team's World Series win.The more than 5-minute video thanks...Show More Summary

Nuclear Physicist Beats 94 Year Old

We don't know how much of a threat a 94-year-old woman is, but some of those elderly people can be cantankerous: Police are looking for a man who allegedly beat a 94-year-old woman, stole her purse and took off in a stolen vehicle before...Show More Summary

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