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Ethics for Newsdronies? What New Rules Should We Establish?

Los Angeles, CA—Before I share my thoughts I want you to see what a seemingly thoughtful journalist, Matt Waite has to say about the use of drones for Electronic News Gathering or ENG. It’s important that you first watch his video presentation. Show More Summary

NYPD Funeral

NYPD continues its rejection of the mayor : Hundreds of officers outside the church where a funeral was held for a policeman killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke during Saturday’s service. Show More Summary

Murders Down!

Play to your strength : Chicago could record its lowest murder total in nearly five decades for the second consecutive calendar year, despite an increase in shootings in 2014.Chicago Police reported 390 murders through Dec. 20, while...Show More Summary

Another Wilding

Friday, Navy Pier. Saturday, Chicago Ridge : A report of shots fired and a fight that erupted in the food court at "jam-packed'' Chicago Ridge mall caused its evacuation and early closure Saturday night in the southwest suburb.No one was injured and no arrests were made, Chicago Ridge Mayor Chuck Tokar said.At about 6 p.m. Show More Summary

Do Tell!

Was this covered in any of the local publications? Pam Zekman was told in 2013 about an Alderman very close to Rahm who had taken a 2nd homestead exemption on his investment condo that was listed on financial disclosure. This alder crook...Show More Summary

December Wilding

Gee, warm December weather, school out of session, what could have triggered this ? Chicago police on Friday night were investigating a disturbance at Navy Pier.Around 9 p.m., about 30 police officers blocked the entrance to the popular lakefront tourist attraction, saying it was temporarily closed. Show More Summary

Suicide by Police

Officer is okay - or as okay as you can be after getting stabbed twice through the vest: A 25-year-old man who had been threatening suicide was shot and killed by police near his home after he attacked an officer with a knife Thursday night in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, police said.The incident took place about 6:40 p.m. Show More Summary

Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't

Welcome once again, to the world of second guessing the police : Christopher Anderson's mother believes he would still be alive had state troopers patted him down at the scene of a car crash hours before he was shot inside a Highland Park emergency room."He should have been frisked. Show More Summary

2015 Will be the Year of The “Newsdronie” (TV News Drone Correspondent)!

Phoenix, AZ—My spies at the FAA insist that they will very quickly authorize the commercial use of multi-rotor, mini-drones weighing in at less than three pounds for among other things, newsgathering. Any TV station news department that has not made plans for this new technology will be left in the dirt. Show More Summary

Another One Out on Bond

Low bail by connected judges lets crime flourish : A Little Village man has been charged in a shooting Tuesday night that was witnessed by police officers who fired on the gunman and arrested him after he pointed a gun at them, police...Show More Summary

Clemency?

Because Quinn has done so well in the past releasing criminals : Gov. Pat Quinn granted 179 clemency petitions in time for Christmas, but thousands of other applicants are anxiously awaiting word on past criminal records during the Democrat’s...Show More Summary

Revisiting WWII?

The commies are trying to rewrite history like good leftists do : A leading Russian elected official on Thursday called for an investigation of the United States' atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II as a "crime...Show More Summary

Merry Christmas

During this time of the year, we wish our readers a very Merry Christmas from everyone here to you and yours.In light of recent events, we must also wish you a safe and sane shift if you are spending time away from what matters most....Show More Summary

Math for the Doubters

A number of people posting yesterday about our "Riddle Us This" post: How? Do explain. Explain how jobs are being eliminated. I join in asking SCC, what is the FOP doing to eliminate 2000 jobs? SCC, your post is a little confusing. I am assuming that you are talking about the new schedule in 005. Show More Summary

Merry X-Mas Captains-to-Be

There's a list out. No, they didn't make captains. They made a list of lieutenants who will attend training in anticipation of vacancies occurring one day. There is a rumor about going back to One Watch/One Captain, but no one is sure.Here...Show More Summary

My Thoughts About 2014 as Christmas Arrives

Berlin, Germany—I can only wish I were writing this in beautiful City of Berlin. The German people have not diminished or even denounced this great holiday as too many American’s have. Instead I’m in Los Angeles at the moment. As many of you know I’ve become thrilled and addicted to using a camera drone to acquire amazing video. Show More Summary

Who Are These People?

They work for plaintiff attorneys or what? Chicago cops should face mandatory firing when they engage in the so-called “code of silence,” according to a nearly two-year study of the department’s disciplinary process.The department should...Show More Summary

Riddle Us This

Why would a labor organization representing nearly ten thousand people, be actively working with the City to eliminate nearly 2,000 of those jobs?Seems almost suicidal, but there's the FOP doing it.

Stay Classy Scumbags

Frankly, we're surprised CNN actually reported this: CNN Correspondent Sara Ganim reported that a small group of protesters were yelling at police officers who had gathered to pay their respects at a memorial to slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Monday. Show More Summary

Welcome to the Party Pal

Two mayoral Johnny-come-latelys : Two prominent challengers of Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city needs to put the brakes on a troubled red-light camera program, arguing that the mayor misled the public about its safety benefits at motorists’ expense.But while the two candidates — Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Ald. Show More Summary

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