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Train Runs Over Garry

Um, what now? Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has been subpoenaed in the Jesse Jackson Jr. divorce case. The former Congressman and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, are in the middle of a nasty divorce. The subpoena...Show More Summary

Garry Jumps on the Train

Now McCompStat is ripping the statistical methodology : Former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is offering additional criticism about the federal report released last week that slams the Chicago Police Department for pervasive civil-rights violations.Where to begin?“It speaks in broad-brush terms. It really lacks specificity,” McCarthy tells CBS 2...[...]Show More Summary

"Statistical Evidence Not Required"

Once again, Heather MacDonald completely destroys the anti-police narrative within the DOJ report : The most important statement in the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department has nothing to do with police behavior. Show More Summary

Fourth Estate Follies

So someone who can't even be bothered to do their own research into substantive allegations made by this blog and its readers, decides that the police should just lay back and enjoy being lectured by our betters: Judging by their responses...Show More Summary

Look Who Grew a Set

Aldercreatures demanding accountability? As the U.S. Justice Department asks Chicago to address deep flaws in police officers' use of force, a group of aldermen is accusing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Law Department of enabling the misconduct and is asking federal authorities to investigate.The City Council's Progressive Caucus sent a letter to U.S. Show More Summary

Procedural Justice Attendees

The brass is starting to attend this class finally: Hey SCC, The Superintendent, Robin Robinson, and several other high ranking members of the CPD are at the academy today for the 8 hour PJ class. They've been preaching it for so long...Show More Summary

DOJ Report

So we're about two-thirds of the way through, but far enough along to have drawn certain conclusions and formed opinions. This was put together by a politicized Department and an obviously partisan Administration for the sole purpose of advancing an agenda. Show More Summary

Off Duty Shooting

After being shot at, returns fire and wounds the assailant: A person was shot when an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant returned fire during a shooting Sunday evening in the Albany Park neighborhood.The Town Hall District sergeant was walking with several friends about 7:30 p.m. Show More Summary

An Interesting Turn

So the ACLU wants all government cameras off for the Inauguration : Civil rights groups are concerned that the police will violate their rights during the Inauguration protests so they intend to record their behavior. Meanwhile, the ACLU is demanding that the police turn off their body worn cameras during the events.D.C. Show More Summary

We're In

All in, both feet, no argument : Crime has taken over America’s inner-city communities. With sky-high murder rates and racial tensions worse than at any time in recent memory, many are beginning to wonder what can be done to make our communities safe again.Black Lives matter has an answer. Show More Summary

Messy Weekend - Police Shooting, Too

It's a holiday weekend don't you know : Twenty-four people have been shot across the city over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, leaving seven dead, according to Chicago Police.Shortly after midnight on Sunday on the West...Show More Summary

Initial Impressions

We continue to plow through the DOJ "Report" this weekend between jobs and deciding where lunch is going to be. We'll probably be addressing a bunch of items during the week.However, how is it possible to take any of this seriously when...Show More Summary

Charity Hockey Game

As die hard hockey fans, we seldom miss these fundraisers : The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department will face off in a charity hockey game Jan. 22. The game will be played from 6:50-8:30 p.m. at the Morgan Park Sports Center, at 11505 S. Show More Summary

And Once Again...

Four years ago we wrote about this: A veteran Chicago police detective has been relieved of police powers after she was charged with misdemeanor theft for trying to take about $200 worth of vitamins from a Lake View grocery on Friday...Show More Summary

Hey Toni, You Ready for This?

Philly voters just learned how badly they got screwed by a democrat : Soft drink shoppers are experiencing “sticker shock” at steep price hikes on their favorite products after a massive soda tax went into effect in Philadelphia Sunday.The...Show More Summary

Assaults on CPD Way Up

Anyone see this in the DOJ Report? Chicago police officers faced multiple attacks in 2016, one of the most violent years in the city’s history.Thirty-one officers were shot at in 2016, a 82 percent increase over 2015 numbers, the Chicago Police Department told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Show More Summary

Narcan Order Coming?

From an e-mail:...heads up, new order is in the works to get us all trained with Narcan and no more OD dupes to the ambos. We will administer and transport ourselves. Order is written and just going through the approval with CFD and CPD.And CFD is footing the bill for training and equiping us. Show More Summary

The Report

We're going to take a day or so to read it. So far, there's nothing surprising in it. In fact, we based an entire 10.5 years of blogging pointing out just about everything covered in the DOJ report: Training is inadequate PromotionsShow More Summary

Buy Your Own?

Body cameras : MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — The northern Indiana city of Mishawaka has a new policy that allows police officers to wear body cameras if they purchase the equipment themselves.The policy went into effect last week after theShow More Summary


Sneed comes up with some stuff that just makes us shake our heads sometimes : Activist priest Michael Pfleger predicts the Chicago Police Department is going to get a licking when the clock stops ticking Friday. Really? Awesome - what...Show More Summary

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