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March March March!

Wait.... where did all the assholes go ? Protestors were blocking lanes of traffic on the Eisenhower Expressway near Kostner Avenue Saturday afternoon in the latest protest over recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York. Show More Summary

Rumor

The "Toys for Tots" motorcycle parade is today.Rumor has it that the protestors of recent days are going to try to interrupt, block, disrupt it.That should be quite the spectacle if true.Someone let us know.

Fioretti Hands Election to Rahm

Because politicians always get elected when they promise to raise taxes : The two most prominent contenders running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February have come up with some very different ideas about raising revenue for Chicago....Show More Summary

Nice Shot

Impressive shooting down Texas way : Holding the reins of two horses with one hand, Austin Police Sgt. Adam Johnson raised his service pistol and fired a bullseye into the target some 312 feet away.Down went Larry McQuilliams, and so...Show More Summary

::Snicker::

Irony at its finest: I was out there tonight on Lake Shore drive while the white Protestors. And a few Black Protestors were filming us and yelling. I seen a White Girl with her camera phone filming us. She was holding the camera in the air. Show More Summary

The Reality of Body Cameras

Leaving aside the eavesdropping laws that don't yet cover body cameras, the complete lack of privacy if you are trying to develop leads from a neighborhood informant, and the HIPAA laws that come into play if you're at a hospital gathering...Show More Summary

FOP vs The Galactic Empire

This made us laugh: Darth Emmanuel:"Take those comp time slips and bring them to my paper shredder."FOP: "You said they'd be left in the districts under our supervision. We promised them time due."Darth Emmanuel:"I am altering the deal. Pray I do not alter it any further!"FOP:"This deal is getting worse all the time!" Genius.

Retro?

In the CO Book and on the AdMin Fax messages, the Deferred Comp people are letting everyone know that if they want to apply a portion of the retro check to their accounts, they have to complete some steps and get a check to them by 19...Show More Summary

Why All The Anti-Drone Propaganda? Some Real Answers…

Los Angeles, CA—Report after report has been broadcast and published by the mainstream media alleging dangerous misconduct committed by people piloting little camera drones. “Experts” quoted in media reports are constantly citing serious danger and privacy concerns. Show More Summary

Stop Making Sense!

This popped up in a comment section regarding body cameras: Ok maybe a dumb question but how are they going to get around Illinois law on two party consent except for the traffic stop exemption???? Oh you silly reader - the legislature is already working on that! Legislation to fix the state’s unconstitutional eavesdropping law will head to Gov. Show More Summary

Protests Over What Exactly?

Nationwide protests over a New York City case : Traffic on Lake Shore Drive has been brought to a stand-still after hundreds of protesters began marching Thursday in response to news that a New York City grand jury failed to indict a...Show More Summary

Did We Miss Something?

Anyone know what this is about? Please start a topic about the FOP and MLA nullifying parts of the ratified contract that was voted in to pass by a majority of the membership. The section about time due and baby furloughs not being by management descretion anymore but by seniority. Show More Summary

Bruce Jenner and Those Sensational Sex Change Rumors

Los Angeles, CA—As a young man Bruce Jenner was a world-class athlete. He earned all of his fame and fortune the hard way. As a result Jenner has certainly lived an enviable life. He’s been married to three beautiful women and is the father and stepfather to ten lucky children. Show More Summary

IG Drops a Bomb

Nice timing : Out of money and at war with the City Council he was hired to oversee, Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan turned it up a notch Wednesday — by accusing employees in 24 of Chicago’s 50 aldermanic offices of engaging...Show More Summary

Bears Post

They'll probably lose.The season is gone.Plus, we're boycotting the NFL.

Here We Go Again

Don't put those helmets away just yet : A Staten Island grand jury on Wednesday ended the criminal case against a white New York police officer whose chokehold on an unarmed black man led to the man’s death, a decision that drew condemnation...Show More Summary

Media Misrepresentations Again

Someone e-mailed us this. It's supposed to be the "summary" of all the testimony before the Ferguson Grand Jury and was put together by PBS (click for the larger version). The big deal is the second column from the right titled "Did MB put his hands up when fired upon?" Judging by that column, there likely would have been an indictment. Show More Summary

My Drone Documentary, A Sneak Preview, Meet Abby Lyle.

Abbe Lyle, photographer, conventional aircraft and drone pilot. Los Angeles, CA—As we speak I’m producing a documentary about multi-rotor camera drones and their pilots. There is so much ignorance, fear and loathing out there clouding the truth. Show More Summary

Number Games

You have to love when they hide the crime numbers in the bottom paragraphs of an article about body cameras : Meanwhile, McCarthy said that heading into the last month of the year, homicides in Chicago are on pace to be the lowest since the 1960s, down 3 percent from a year earlier. Show More Summary

How Do You Educate the Ignorant?

The NFL is increasingly becoming irrelevant: The St. Louis Police Officers Association was not happy that members of the St. Louis Rams came out for Sunday's game in a hands up "don't shoot" gesture, in reference to the unrest in nearby...Show More Summary

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