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The City Council tries to pass a non-binding resolution to deny Spike Lee $3 million in tax breaks because they're "offended" by his movie's working title "Chiraq," but they shit all over themselves running to approve $5.5 million for "torture victims" despite there being no proof or court decisions ever backing a single claim of torture. Show More Summary

Guilty Verdict

Justice prevails: Timothy Herring told a cousin he shot and killed Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and the retired CHA cop he knew as “Sweet Pea” because he didn’t want to go back to jail.Herring, 24, was convicted Wednesday morning in the murder of the two men. He is now expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars. RIP Officer...finally.

No $3 Million for Chiraq?

Fiscally responsible? A South Side alderman is trying to scuttle Spike Lee’s plans to use the title “Chiraq” for the filmmaker’s movie about violence on the streets of Chicago.Ald. Will Burns, 4th, is asking for a City Council vote on...Show More Summary

Police, Deadly Force, Body Cameras and The Public’s Right To Know

Los Angeles, CA—We’ve become the video nation. Whether we like it or not our images are captured hundreds of times per day. Privacy died long ago any apparently we’ve grown accustomed to the camera invasion. The city of Los Angeles has recently taken steps to place body cameras on every patrol officer. Show More Summary

Why Didn't We Think of This?

This is brilliant! ATLANTA (WXIA) – A bold new ad campaign is being launched next week by the board formed as a watchdog group of the Atlanta Police Department.It's called 'Don't Run' – and it is a direct response to the number of incidents...Show More Summary

CompStat Failing Everywhere

Not just in Chicago, where murders are up around 20%, but in New York, the birthplace of CompStat, where murders are up....20%: The murder rate in New York City has spiked an alarming 20% in the first two months of the year, prompting NYPD brass to rethink strategy to curb the deadly trend.Since Jan. Show More Summary

Rahm Loves Teachers

So how about a 7% pay cut? The Chicago Teachers Union said Tuesday that the school district is asking teachers to take a 7 percent pay cut in their next contract, an offer that portends tough negotiations in the weeks to come.The union did not specify how the proposed pay cut would be implemented and the district did not respond to questions. Show More Summary

Rockin' in Wrigley Event

Part of the Police Memorial Foundation fundraising efforts : This is the CD release party for Chicago-based band, Man Fighting Bear. Also performing are Red Rebel County, Chicago's #1 Irish Band and Michael Lynch, a contestant on The Voice. Show More Summary

He's Baaaaaaack

Still at it after all these years - and now he found a partner to assist in his delusions: A Chicago man who has been in trouble before for posing as a police officer is accused of doing it again.And this time, police say, he had backup.Vincent Richardson, 21, was arrested about 12:25 p.m. Show More Summary

No Openings Again?

They took 100 patrol officers and made detectives.Took another 31 and made them sergeants.Certainly more than a few retired since 01 January.There must be openings somewhere.

Won't Someone Think of the Children?

Stay classy Englewood: Jamyah Lee, 7 months old, was lying in bed playing with her toys over the weekend when a chunk of concrete shattered the window of her Englewood home and hit her in the head, fracturing her skull, according to police and family."Where I come from, you think about bullets going through the window. Show More Summary

Explain Please Deano

From the comments: Your FOP violated Mike Shields rights as a member. You can thank Donhue, Dawerty, Kevin Grahm and others. Mike will walk away with $500K- my prediction. Oh and also the State FOP lodge is going to pay him also on their lawsuit. Show More Summary

Chiraq Casting Call

Where else? St. Sabina...one of many Ground Zeroes of violence : Spike Lee needs extras for his new Chicago-based film, and it doesn’t sound like the “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X” director is too picky.There will be a casting call for the Amazon Studios film, which is using the working title “Chiraq,” from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Show More Summary

Terror Attack in Texas

At a free speech event, but they were muslims so you know the media will be spinning this as anything but terrorism: Two armed suspects believed to be carrying explosives have been shot dead after opening fire outside an anti-Muslim art exhibition in Dallas. Show More Summary

Another Bloody Weekend

Well done Garry! Well done Rahm! A boy who was wounded in the hand in the Rogers Park neighborhood became at least the eighth person to be shot Sunday, including one fatally.Since Friday at 1:44 p.m. five people have been fatally shot and at least 26 people wounded in the city. Show More Summary

Hot Summer on Tap?

Anyone think the public might know something that we don't? Americans are bracing for a summer of racial disturbances around the country, such as those that have wracked Baltimore, with African Americans and whites deeply divided about...Show More Summary

NYPD Ambush

Not looking good : A Queens ex-con was arraigned on attempted-murder charges Sunday after allegedly shooting a plainclothes NYPD cop in the head, leaving him clinging to life.Suspect Demetrius Blackwell, who appeared in Queens Criminal...Show More Summary

Thanks Again Dick

Shortshanks can be compared to a really bad venereal disease - the gift that keeps on giving : Chicago taxpayers have paid a wealthy North Shore family more than $24 million since June for the vacant Michael Reese Hospital property that former Mayor Richard M. Show More Summary

ET's?

So is there an actual ET list out?Detectives and Lieutenants graduated this past week.Sergeants due to graduate shortly.Everything in place for summer - how's that homicide count looking? Or the clearance rate? Or the shooting rate?

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