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London Fog

Someone doesn't want Garry Poppins to get the England job : Hello London? Chicago calling.Former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is on the short list to become the next boss of greater London’s Metropolitan Police Service, if weShow More Summary

Med Section on Chopping Block?

Rumors rumors rumors: Off topic, but you should know that the city is privatizing the medical section in March. There will be no more cops working there, including the nurses. Looks like they are going to be harassing cops. The change seems to be the brainchild of the Human Resources department. Show More Summary

Channel 7 - Racist Racist Racist

The thieves over at Channel 7 seem to have been hijacked by some law-and-order types: Police took a person into custody Sunday evening after a fight between two people that started in a CTA Red Line station and continued into the Dan...Show More Summary

Oh, Poor Baby

You might think that after the first three or four trips to prison, someone might have learned something, but we guess not: Tina Hunt had gone to the Cook County criminal courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue to attend herShow More Summary

Collateral Damage

Unfortunately, this isn't going to be the only innocent this year : A young woman killed by a stray bullet in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood is one of the city's latest victims of gun violence.Aaren O'Connor had recently moved from California here to Chicago for a new job and to be with her long-distance boyfriend. Show More Summary

Hypocrite, Thy Name is Michael

A bunch of people noticed and chimed in: Wasn't Pfleger whining about how cops ought to just "do their jobs properly," then as soon as they did their jobs properly, couldn't wait to start whining about them doing their jobs? What an asshole this guy is. We mean more than normal assholes are.He's like an asshole squared. At least

Kicking the Can?

Kicking? This is punting - and they can't even sell it: Chicago’s troubled public school system on Wednesday had to slash the size of one of the biggest "junk" bond offerings the municipal market has seen in years and agree to pay interest...Show More Summary

Lead

Got this e-mail almost two weeks ago: Hi SCC: I know from reading the blog your main interest is in covering Police matters,however I had a thought that I'd like to share with you. The current situation in Flint MI concerning the tap water and the fact that every home is connected to the city water main via lead pipe. Show More Summary

Pflger Whines Some More

If someone could just hurry up with that list of rules that Pfleger's parishioners don't have follow, we'd be greatly appreciative: Father Michael Pfleger says a Chicago Police officer issued parking tickets to his parishioners during services at Saint Sabina this weekend. Show More Summary

Carnage Continues

The Killing Season continues : Four people including two 15-year-old boys were shot in the Englewood neighborhood Sunday evening and two people were shot, one fatally, in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, Chicago police said. And a probable...Show More Summary

This Makes Perfect Sense

To the libtarded among us : A Texas newspaper announced its plans Saturday to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer following a deadly officer-involved shooting last week.Stephanie Zarriello, publisher of...Show More Summary

McCompStat to England?

This would be awesome: Former Chicago police chief Garry McCarthy — famously tough on gun crime, gangs and anti-social behaviour — warned that the capital should expect a shake-up if he gets the job.Last week The Sun on Sunday told how...Show More Summary

More Silly Calls

A few more of the ones people sent in: It's a string lady. Kid is fine. Um, yeah. Fire refused, but notify Animal Control squad. Rectum? Damn near killed him. Anyone need a court date that bad?

Something Odd Here

We read this yesterday, but something seemed off: Teachers for Chicago Public Schools took to the streets Thursday to fight for a new contract, days after bargaining-team members rejected an offer from the Board of Education. Hundreds of teachers took over LaSalle Street, between Monroe and Adams, CBS 2’s [...]Show More Summary

D.O.J. Document Dump

Everyone just got a letter from the Department in their e-mail. The Department of Justice just got thousands, tens-of-thousands, maybe more of documents so they can "evaluate" the CPD. Among the documents: A list of internal complaints...Show More Summary

February Looking Bad

Someone posted earlier today that for all of last year, February saw 20 murders.For February 2016, we're already at 15 or 17 six days in.The ACLU is blaming Global Warming at the moment.

New Lieutenants

Thirty-six sergeants making the jump up the ladder. Post the list if you have it.UPDATE: Five from IAD?UPDATE: Eight out of thirty-six from Patrol? How many "merit" picks does 35th Street get? Oh yeah, none if you have the answers to the test. There are a lot of funny connections on the list - quite a few spouses of Subject Matter Experts in the mix.

Gage Park Massacre

Rahm must have shit a brick when this hit the news : The bodies of five adults and one child were found at a home on Chicago's Southwest Side Thursday afternoon, according to police.Officers performed a well-being check at a Gage Park house about 1:05 p.m. Show More Summary

Computer Hack Expands

It's getting bigger with no end in sight: We had 8 additional computers in my unit go down today - that's on top of the others that were previously infected. Over half our computers are now infected. [...] The City is now admitting our computers have been compromised, but is still doing nothing to either notify or protect the officers. Show More Summary

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