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Blog Profile / Second City Cop

Filed Under:Public Safety / Law Enforcement
Posts on Regator:10047
Posts / Week:28.9
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Retirees Sue

And the Games begin : Chicago’s 28,000 retired city workers and their dependents are asking a federal judge to block Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to save $27 million in 2015 by raising monthly health insurance premiums by anywhere fromShow More Summary

Giant Fire

The second one in three days and both off Pulaski Road : No one was seriously injured in a massive fire at commercial building in Lawndale that sent heavy plumes of black smoke over the Eisenhower Expressway just before the afternoon rush, Chicago fire officials said. Show More Summary

Hey Media? Want a Scoop?

Did you know that Rahm/Garry stopped manning the Safe Passage routes with HQ police officers over a week ago?It's true!It's also true that someone then got shot on a Safe Passage route....a student....the first casualty ever on a Safe Passage route that wasn't covered. Show More Summary

Imagine, If You Will....

Play along for a minute. We have no idea if this could happen, but going over the comments as we do every day, we began to formulate a scenario. Someone far smarter than we are might tell us if this is a possibility: The Contract passes;...Show More Summary

A Study in Contrasts

Scenario A - suburban Chicago : (HILLSIDE) A west suburban high school was temporarily placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a bullet was found on the floor of the cafeteria.Police initiated the precautionary lockdown at Proviso West High School at 4701 Harrison St. Show More Summary

Rumor - Unit Reps Didn't Vote?

This is a rumor that ought to be addressed by someone - the FOP, the Trustees, the Unit Reps, anyone who went to the meeting. Again, this is a RUMOR. We cannot confirm it but it popped up in our comment section and should be quashedShow More Summary

Ballot Problems

Quite a few popping up in the comment sections. We aren't picking on the FOP per se here, but this rush to pass a Contract only magnifies what would usually be minor errors: Sergeants are getting ballots - so are retirees? It would seem that no one ran an actual active duty roster in the days leading up to the ballots being printed. Show More Summary

More Help?

But....we're up to strength, aren't we? That's what we keep hearing. But the sheriff has police helping out, the ISP has troopers helping out, ATF sent extra agents and now the feebs want to get in on the act : Sneed has learned that...Show More Summary

Decriminalize EVERYTHING!

We quoted McCarthy a few days ago when he complained that criminals who shouldn't even be on the street, are out committing crimes with astounding regularity. We pointed out that if there are no penalties, criminals will almost invariably re-offend. Show More Summary

Ballots Arriving

The Contract ballots are arriving, which is odd, because when the FOP came to our part of town to give the contract spiel a couple weeks ago, they told us that they still had to print out the City's proposals and then go over it line-by-line to ensure that there weren't any "alterations" by the City that might affect the final product. Show More Summary

Gulags of America

Remember the "tolerant left"? When Gawker’s Adam Weinstein wrote of his desire to imprison people who disagree with him politically, publishing an essay under the very straightforward headline “Arrest Climate-Change Deniers,” I noted that this was part of the Left’s ongoing, worrisome drift toward authoritarianism. Show More Summary

Chicago Getting a Bad Rap

A bad rap from Chicagoans : Two-thirds of Chicago-area residents would stay in the Chicagoland area, even if money were no object, according to a new poll from Charles Schwab.That’s despite the fact that about three-quarters of Chicagoans...Show More Summary

So What?

Once again, the media being all dramatic : The 42-year-old Army veteran who scaled the White House fence Friday and got through the presidential residence's front doors had 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, prosecutors said in court Monday.Omar J. Show More Summary

McCarthy Out?

Adding the evidence together and it certainly looks like he's leaving shortly: Exhibit #1 - there hasn't been a CompStat meeting for a month now. He's in town, he's been seen here and there, he's been quoted in the paper. But his favorite pastime of belittling and humiliating the Command Staff has ceased to be for the past four weeks. Show More Summary

Police Limit

Short and simple (click for larger versions): Something our readers have been talking about for yearsAnd this one just made us laugh:

Weekend Numbers

Only two dead, but nearly thirty wounded, in keeping with the motto of "More Lead, Less Dead:" Two people have been killed and at least 29 others wounded in weekend Chicago shootings on the last weekend of summer.The weekend’s first homicide took place around 4:10 a.m. Show More Summary


Self defense works - even if it's a knife : A Chicago man has died after he was stabbed by a man who he and several others tried to rob on Friday, officials said.Dimitre Beck, of the 7300 block of South Peoria Street, was pronounced dead at 2:46 a.m. Show More Summary

Friday Night Mayhem

At least 2 dead and 16 wounded according to this article : Two people were shot to death and at least 16 other people have been wounded in weekend shootings across the city, police said.The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday evening in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Show More Summary

Jets Favored by 3 Monday Night

Sure it's a day early - but we didn't have much to write about.Open sports post - the Blackhawks opened training camp in South Bend this past week.

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