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Sanctuary!!!

Wait...that's wrong. We meant, "Limited Immunity!!!" A judge ruled Wednesday that statements Chicago Officer Jason Van Dyke made to a detective investigating the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald could be used against him at trial.For the first time, Van Dyke, 39, took the stand. Show More Summary

This Sounds Familiar

But how could that be? The article describes a completely different city : Baltimore's police union expressed their frustration on Wednesday that the city doesn't have a plan to crack down on crime.The Baltimore City Fraternal OrderShow More Summary

Good Point

Paging through our most recent FOP newsletter/magazine, we find this point made in the President's column: "Take a close look at the Inspector General's report. On one hand, the report cites the fact that officers are accumulating comp time, something that costs the City too much, he argues. Show More Summary

More Pension Questions

This article is from actual accountants : Chicago City Wire recently published a story projecting that the pension fund for Chicago police would run dry in several years, absent new taxpayer subsidies.Reacting to the story, a police union representative reportedly sent an email to union members that included “This is not true. Show More Summary

Grievance?

Anyone know if the boys and girls at the Gun Lab have a grievance with the Department farming out evidence collection and analysis of brass? Especially when the Federal van has to return to Homan Square anyway to use city electricity to run their gamma spectromoeters, gas chromographs, nuclear accelerators, etc.It certainly would seem to be grounds for some sort of concern.

Foxxx Jumps In

SCC EXCLUSIVE. MUST CREDIT SCC.As part of the Rahm, Durbin, Special Ed crime fighting initiative, SCC has learned that Kim Foxxx is deploying County assets to assist the new ATF Van: It's already been seen on the south side, awaiting a tow truck.

What Cops Know Redux

We always liked this book: It didn't inspire us or move us. We liked it for a single reason...or many single reasons if you want to be specific.We knew these guys.Not all of them, but we met with and worked with more than a couple. A few were guest speakers at the Academy. Show More Summary

Witch Hunt Continues

Not unexpected, but obviously a scalp-hunting expedition : In a historic move sure to be watched nationwide, three current or former Chicago Police officers are facing criminal charges in an alleged cover-up to protect Officer JasonShow More Summary

More Questions Than Answers

We're not saying that to be smart asses as we were when Special Ed spouted his nonsense before driving the bus over some officers. We're truly confused as to the entire series of events that led to two unnecessary deaths: A high-speed...Show More Summary

Help is On The Way!

This is some sort of a joke, right? Six months after President Donald Trump threatened to "send in the feds" to combat gun and gang violence in Chicago, the city is finally getting new federal crime-fighting resources, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday.Emanuel, U.S. Show More Summary

This is Interesting

Retail establishments have some odd policies. In many cases, they won't employ security people, and even if they do, the "loss prevention" people aren't allowed to actually prevent losses, and routinely get fired for violating "store...Show More Summary

Trust City Government?

This is a misstep by the FOP : The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 7, the Chicago Police Department union, responded to projections estimating the Policemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago will require a taxpayer bailout to...Show More Summary

Hang Up

Imagine if we instituted this in Chicago - crime would really start to drop off: A former 911 operator in Houston has admitted hanging up on emergency calls "because she did not want to talk to anyone at that time."Supervisors at the...Show More Summary

13 MINUTES, A Crimefile News Film Review

Political assassination is a sensitive subject especially for those that believe in their government and support their leaders. Hindsight can make heroes or villains out of those who take the law into their own hands to end evil regimes. Show More Summary

Car is NOT a Weapon

Never ever ever: A Chicago police officer and a woman were injured in a hit-and-run on the South Side Sunday morning and a person of interest is in custody, police said.Police said officers were handling a possible domestic dispute at about 2:20 a.m. Show More Summary

Good News!

Chicago isn't a cauldron of bloodshed and mayhem! It’s common knowledge that Chicago is one of the nation’s most dangerous cities when it comes to gun violence. But that’s only because it has one of the highest populations.A non-profit...Show More Summary

More Money

Anything to relieve parents of actual responsibility for their spawn : Chicago Public Schools is serving up free lunches for kids during summer break.Starting Monday, children 18 and under can stop by 96 locations across the city for...Show More Summary

Police as Firefighters

This has been discussed here on occasion, more as a joke than anything else, but someone actually took it seriously : Do you lie awake at night in constant fear a fire will break out and nothing will be done to put it out?For the 99%...Show More Summary

Well Done Officer

Right place, right time, quick thinking : A Chicago man is grateful to be alive after collapsing on a basketball court. Doctors say he’s only alive because of the actions of a heroic Chicago police officer who says, he’s "always on duty" Read the whole article for specifics, but very well done Officer. Around 10 full minutes of CPR is exhausting, but it saved this man's life.

Ethics Time!

Once again, it's time for the unfailable test that everyone is required to take, but only aldercreatures can ignore. In fact, there seems to be an entirely new section in the test that allows aldercreatures to accept World Series tickets,...Show More Summary

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