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Drones, Research, development, the Dysfunctional FAA and Over-Zealous Politicians

Los Angeles, CA—An undetermined but huge numbers of little camera drones are in civilian hands all over the world. They are safe, somewhat simple to operate and the cameras are capturing stunning images. We can easily guess that the number of multi-rotor drones in the USA currently far exceeds that of conventional helicopters. Show More Summary

Illinois FOP Endorses Quinn?

Quinn released how many hundreds of violent Illinois offenders, endangering the lives of citizens and the police, but the Illinois FOP think he's a better deal than Rauner? Governor Pat Quinn today was endorsed by the state’s largest...Show More Summary

Slow Learner

For being so politically "astute," the 9.5-fingered-ass sure is tone deaf about the Great Chicago Fizzle : Mayor Rahm Emanuel indicated Wednesday he’s ready to double down on the Great Chicago Fire festival despite a first edition that...Show More Summary

Horse is Out - Close the Door!

The infected person died late yesterday, but this hit the news just prior to death : The Dallas County prosecutor is considering whether to file criminal charges against Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who traveled from Monrovia...Show More Summary

Shooting Coverage

What has been published at last count: Channel 2 Channel 5 Channel 7 Channel 32 Tribune Sun Times

How is This Helpful?

The definition of a virus:...is an extremely tiny parasite that can only reproduce if it is within a living being, or anything that corrupts something else. In related news, Jesse Jackson went to Texas : As an Ebola investigation continues...Show More Summary

More Clues - Detectives Soon

If you check out the Administrative Faxes at the desk or on the computer yesterday, you would have seen that the Department is currently soliciting interested Detectives for Financial Crimes and Auto Theft positions. That means they're...Show More Summary

More VRI Requirements

But not for you - for sergeants.According to a recent AdminFax, sergeants are required to have the same qualifying activity numbers to work VRI that Officers must have.The sergeants have to have it within a year though, not every mo...

Englewood Gun Battle

On going.Officer shot and headed to Stroger..Subject(s) trapped in a building nearby, SWAT en route.Updates as able.

Breaking News! Has Ebola Arrived At Chicago’s O’Hare Airport This morning?

Chicago, IL—A Chicago police source informed me at 9:05 AM Pacific Time, that a plane landed here from New York’s LaGuardia with a vomiting passenger. The sick passenger reportedly originated in Liberia. I’m told that police and fire were dispatched to the scene. Show More Summary

Burke Gets In on the Act

Is he for real? Or is he "inoculating" Rahm from further criticisms by "addressing" the issue in a hearing: An influential alderman on Monday took aim at one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pet projects by describing last weekend’s inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival as “the fiasco on the river.”[...]Show More Summary

Nothing to Worry About!

Still no word on Ebola training. Meanwhile, in the real world, Ebola has managed to make the jump from a patient to a health professional in Spain : A nursing auxiliary in Madrid has tested positive for Ebola after treating a patient in the Spanish capital, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. Show More Summary

Still Short

Police Limit: "short" meaning "shorthanded," but also "too damn many people hidden away in do-nothing spots."

Please Enjoy Yet Another Drone Video

Los Angeles, CA—On a quiet Sunday Morning my little drone took a ride above Westwood area of Los Angeles. The video shows the Southern portion of the UCLA campus, Wilshire Blvd and beyond. On the West you can see the Veteran’s Cemetery, The VA Hospital and the 405 Freeway. Show More Summary

More Cold = Less Crime?

Except this weekend it seems: At least three people have been killed and 26 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.The most recent fatal shooting took place just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of West 59th Street. Show More Summary

Another Death Investigation?

Bits and pieces found: Detectives were investigating how dismembered human remains ended up in a garage in the Hegewisch neighborhood, police said.A male was found dead in a garage in the 13300 block of South Avenue M about 3:20 p.m., said Police News Affairs [...]Show More Summary

Bears Post Mortem

Anyone else getting the feeling that the Bears are a "first half" team and nothing more?The last three games they've been outscored 40-13 in the second half and been held scoreless in 3 of those 6 quarters. In fact, in 10 second half quarters, the Bears have scored 7 or more points only three times.

Cost Comparison

Maybe the Chicago media can jump on the bandwagon?Someone pointed out that the 3rd of July fireworks were cancelled a couple of years ago. That cost how much? Under a quarter-million at last estimate (excluding police overtime). And it entertained a million people - minimum. Show More Summary

The New Faces of Crime

Anyone get a look at the suburban kids charged in the murder, attempt murder, armed robbery up in Skokie? Let's see, black guy, Asian guy, white guy and some Boston-bomber-type. The new Rainbow Coalition of Crime.

Hey Rahm, Nice "Parade"

Now where's our $350,000 you ass? Organizers had promised a big fire display for Chicago's first Great Chicago Fire Festival, but in the end it didn't quite meet expectations.Crowds were disappointed when the spectacle of fire ended up fizzling on the Chicago River this weekend. Show More Summary

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