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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Double Digit Increases

Sam Kinison had a comedy routine back in the 1980's making light of the Ethiopian famine. It went something along the lines of, " where the food is! You live in a f@#$ing desert! Move to where the food is!" Guess where crime is...Show More Summary

Not Guilty Plea

So...trial or plea agreement to misdemeanors? A Chicago activist pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he assaulted officers during protests last month over police shootings.Ja'Mal Green, 21, made his first court appearance beforeShow More Summary

Three Years

We confess to not having much use for media people. For the most part, they're liberal tools with an agenda. There are a few who make the effort to see both sides, but they're rare nowadays. Janssen at the Sun Times did the old one day media course at the Academy and came out with an understanding of what cops do. Show More Summary

Sounds Like an Admission

In open court no less: A Far South Side man accused of shooting at a Chicago Police officer lashed out at a Cook County judge in court Tuesday, saying he should have just “smoked his a ? ?” after being ordered held without bail.“Chicago...Show More Summary

Establishment Expands

Politics makes strange bedfellows : Following a path blazed by countless city snow plows, Kim Foxx found her way recently to the three-story, fortress-like home of powerful Ald. Ed Burke and his wife, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne...Show More Summary

You Want What Now?

So, two people get shot a memorial for a 14-year-old gang banger who was killed the other day. One of them was 8: Eight-year-old Jamia Barnes was playing Sunday evening on a front lawn near a vigil for a teenage boy killed hours earlier when she saw a man in a car arguing with a woman outside."Somebody had the gun in their lap... Show More Summary

Due Process?

That doesn't apply to the police, does it? Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo on Monday accused the Chicago Police Department of violating the due process of seven officers who stand to lose their jobs for allegedly covering...Show More Summary

More Cameras

Remember, you're always on camera somewhere: Dear SCC,I am informing you that a Department of Revenue ticketer came in my Northside neighborhood and as we spoke he stated he was equipped with a small covert body camera which he showed me. Show More Summary

Please No

Rumor the other day: Tina Skahill is back in some capacity Someone please tell us this isn't so.

Who was the Chief of Patrol?

This article came out in the midst of all the crap last week: Even after Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson decides whether to fire 10 officers accused of covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s investigation will continue to determine whether police brass were part of a code of silence. Show More Summary

Lovely Weekend is still totaling the body count, but as of this evening, it stood at 8 dead and 48 wounded with about two hours to go. We're thinking that those 200 arrests the Department was making missed a few of the bad guys.

Good Question

Missed this one earlier last week, but it's a fair question: The lawyer for the Chicago police officer charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald fired his first legal salvo at the prosecution case, asking Cook CountyShow More Summary

ISP Shooting

In Chicago, after a stolen car tried to hit a trooper: An Illinois State Police trooper shot and wounded a teenager in a stolen car Saturday evening after its driver attempted to run the trooper over, according to state police.Troopers...Show More Summary

VRI Threats

So, anyone eager to work VRI? I really screwed up and want to explain what happened. I have just under 6 years on the job. I put in to work for VRI Labor Day weekend forgetting about the FOP asking us not to work. I called to cancel the day I was given (never got one before). Show More Summary

SSL Fails

The "Heat List" doesn't prevent murder? Struggling to reduce its high murder rate, the city of Chicago has become an incubator for experimental policing techniques. Community policing, stop and frisk, "interruption" tactics — the city has tried many strategies. Show More Summary

Getting a Jump on Labor Day

When in doubt, arrest everyone....and hope County keeps them for the next two weeks: Chicago police arrested more than 100 people on mostly felony drug and weapons charges, the latest in a series of raids since May as the city continues to struggle with a surge in violence.The operation was about six weeks in the making, police said. Show More Summary

No Bail Money? No Problem

"Fundamentally transforming" the criminal justice system: Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time the government...Show More Summary

How it Went Down

From someone wired in: There were 7 people stripped yesterday: 4 officers, 1 detective, and 2 sergeants. The detective walked out of the room and resigned on the spot. One of the sergeants and one of the officers are most likely resigning too.That leaves 1 field sergeant and 3 coppers from 008 to fight for their jobs. Show More Summary

Dart's Jail

Another great job by Tommy-Boy : Savage Life is what they call themselves — a gang of about 30 Cook County jail inmates. The sheriff’s office is trying to get them under control.Brad Curry is the Corrections Bureau Chief at the sheriff’s office. Show More Summary

Sgt Dumps?

Rumor out of Area Central: Boy o BOY all AREA central violent crime sergeant sent to HQ ALL day on 2nd watch!SHHHHH secretHeads will roll... Certain Sergent stripped calling in OLD favors from past SUPE(chubby). certain Sergeants have...Show More Summary

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