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Sounds Like CeaseFire

Is this some sort of requirement for groups that employ ex-felons? City officials have suspended operations of the Safe Streets anti-violence program in East Baltimore after police officers found seven guns and drugs stashed inside the...Show More Summary

Copper Injured in Crash

Not life threatening : A Chicago Police officer was injured in a crash in Wrigleyville late Thursday.About 10:30 p.m., a man driving a private taxi was traveling west on Addison, trying to turn south onto Clark Street, police said.The...Show More Summary

Silly Question

Before President Sparklefarts classifies this as yet another example of "workplace violence," we train these kids to drive tanks worth tens of millions of dollars, helicopters worth five times that and aircraft worth a hundred times that. Show More Summary

Why is Crime Up?

A Los Angeles police officer who blogs under the pen name "Jack Dunphy" has some answers - a sampling: The Los Angeles Times reported this week that crime is on the rise in the City of Angels after a 12-year decline. “Crime surged across...Show More Summary

More Cameras

We suppose this is probably a good place to have them though : As an increasing number of police officers nationwide now wear body cameras while on duty, public school principals in Iowa are also adopting usage of the small clip-on devices:Burlington...Show More Summary

More Baltimore Hijinks

Might this contribute a small measure of doubt to the supposed impartiality of the Baltimore State's Attorney? Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, catapulted to national fame when she decided in early May to prosecute six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. Show More Summary

More Debt

There's that flushing noise coming from City Hall again : Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to manage the city's burdensome liabilities with more borrowing is moving forward.The city on Wednesday sold $745 million worth of taxable bonds to more than 70 investors, Chicago finance officials said. Show More Summary

Taxi Cameras

Just a warning from the Chief of Patrol's office.All taxis are now equipped with cameras, most with some sort of audio recording feature. If you encounter a taxi, remember, there are your cameras, there are the city traffic cameras, there are the cell phone cameras everywhere, and now the taxi cameras.Always be aware.

Such a Nice Boy

How did he ever wind up on the wrong side of the law? A professional boxer who made headlines five years ago when he was acquitted of murder has been arrested in connection with a beating over the Fourth of July weekend.Semajay Thomas,...Show More Summary

Chase? Pursuit?

So the Tribune or someone else has scanner tapes regarding the death of the child in a stroller. We listened to them all, then promptly lost the link, but we're sure someone will post it in the comments. It appears that an off-duty Department...Show More Summary

Whoa, Bad Luck There CompStat

You hate when this throws off the curve: An Austin man died over the weekend from gunshot wounds suffered more than 15 years ago, authorities said.Anton Johnson, 36, was pronounced dead Saturday at 3:45 a.m. at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Show More Summary

Now the Truth is "Regrettable"

When you can't rebut the argument, attack the message : Offering rare public comment on state politics, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke said Tuesday it was "regrettable" that Gov. Bruce Rauner characterized the high court as...Show More Summary

Money Lost

Opportunity knocked....for SIX fucking years : Investment banks this spring paid $2 million to the city of Houston to settle claims they did not sufficiently warn city officials about the risks of the auction-rate bond market — the latest...Show More Summary

Mini Ice Age Coming

Remember that global warming from a few years ago? "The science is settled!" declared Al Gore as he rang up million of dollars in anti-global warming efforts while contributing a carbon footprint the size of Alaska to the world. Or all...Show More Summary

This Seems Low

But we suppose it's the new normal : Four men were killed and at least 18 other people — including a 12-year-old boy — have been injured in shootings across Chicago since Friday night, police said. And of all people, pfather pfleger seems to have the correct numbers : In a post Monday on his Facebook page, longtime anti-violence activist the Rev. Show More Summary

Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes

If anyone is dumb enough to spend money on these, they're deserving of every stop, frisk and bullet they catch: Two Chicago aldermen are taking up a fight against those gun-shaped cell phone cases.Aldermen Ed Burke and Willie Cochran...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Headlines

The Sun Times: Spending at neighborhood schools to drop by $60 million That's a good thing, right? Chicago’s neighborhood public schools could suffer $60 million in cuts while charters and contract schools may gain $30 million, under...Show More Summary

Again, Kill The Taste

It's been dying for years - what purpose does it serve anymore? Taste of Chicago attendance dipped this summer compared with the last time it was a five-day event, according to city estimates released late Monday after the annual lakefront...Show More Summary

El Chapo is Escapado

Who would've thought that a corrupt narco-state couldn't keep one of the biggest dope dealers locked up? Mexico mounted an all-out manhunt Sunday for its most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from a maximumShow More Summary

Crooked City Blog Sued by PLO

Because of....get this.... a letter from Jon Burge : A judge ruled this week that a Chicago Police Officer who is also an award-winning writer must turn over email messages he has received from former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge.Circuit...Show More Summary

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