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Bratton Denies

There is no policy: New York Police Commissioner William Bratton is denying a published report that rank-and-file New York City police officers have been told not to take any vacation or sick days until the number of low-level arrests...Show More Summary

Can vs Gun

We've heard some dumb things over the years, but this is one of the dumbest : A middle school principal in eastern Alabama wants to stockpile cans of food such as corn and peas in classrooms so that students could hurl them as weapons in a last-resort confrontation with a school intruder.In a letter Friday, W.F. Show More Summary

Promotion Shennanigans

Hope you remember everything....in 5 months: Dear SCC, it might be of interest to your readers that your police superintendent is making our lives at the Department of Human resources a living Hell. Here is my "rumor:"The lieutenant promotional exam has been scheduled for 2 weeks (Saturday, March 7th). Show More Summary

A Review of a Terrific Film About a Hero and his Ungrateful Nation—A Shameful Government is Exposed in the Process.

Los Angeles, CA —I have to say I enjoy going to film screenings and meeting cast and crew-members of the films that are in competition for the various awards. This time it was The Imitation Game. For me this was a treat! This is an untold but true World War Two story that was covered up in the name of National Security for more than 50 years. Show More Summary

Murder Arrest Made in Two Grisly Phoenix Cold Cases, but are There More Victims?

Melanie Bernas (Left) Angelia Brosso (Right) Booking Photo of Bryan Patrick Miller Phoenix, AZ—In 1992/1993 Melanie Berna s, 17 and Angela Brosso, 22 were savagely sliced up nearly a year apart in the same general Sunnyslope vicinity. Show More Summary

You Know What They Need?

Some kind of passage. A passage that's....safe. Safe for people to walk to and from home : Two men were shot, one of them fatally, near a Brighton Park elementary school on the Southwest Side early Tuesday evening, according to police.An 18-year-old was shot in the arm and back, and a 21-year-old was shot in the face about 5 p.m. Show More Summary

Candidate Steps In It

Couldn't find an actual officer to pose, so they make one up : The Fraternal Order of Police is crying foul over a direct mail piece distributed by a candidate for 2nd Ward alderman that shows a campaign staffer impersonating a Chicago...Show More Summary

Hey Kids? It's a Game

Parents must be so proud : Fans took to the streets after Ohio State's football championship victory early Tuesday, yelling and screaming in delight, setting nearly 90 fires and in the case of a few, tearing down an Ohio Stadium goal post. Show More Summary

The FAA and CNN Agree on Using Drones For Electronic News Gathering!

This is an Align quadcopter with a Panasonic GH4 4K motion picture camera perfect for electronic news gathering assignments. Atlanta, GA—All Federal Aviation Administration regulations were and are conceived and written in blood, literally! That is, that there is a deadly aircraft accident behind every rule. Show More Summary

Qu'est-ce que la liberte?

Charlie Hebdo will tomorrow publish three million pictures of the Prophet Mohammed, this time weeping. Whether you consider this unwise, provocative, heroic or moving, there is a clear public desire to see the magazine rally in the face of utter destruction. Show More Summary

Simply Talking About Gun Rights With Europeans Can Ignite a Raw and Emotional Response.

Berlin, Germany—I have some very dear friends in this beautiful and sophisticated city. I love Europe for may reasons, primarily its civilization, elegance and art. I am very fond of the European people. Most Europeans were not alive between 1933 and 1945. Show More Summary

Quinn Releases Asshole

As predicted by a reader : Quinn commuted the 40-year sentence of Howard Morgan, who was convicted of shooting at four Chicago police officers during an early morning traffic stop in 2005 in the Lawndale neighborhood. Morgan, who was a Chicago police officer before becoming a railroad cop, claimed he was the victim of overzealous officers. Show More Summary

Oh Luberman

Bad penny keeps turning up : After leaving city government four years ago, Ron Huberman started his own firm, which is getting business from some of the same government-financed charter-school operators he championed as then-Mayor Richard M. Show More Summary

NYPD Satire

Funny stuff: There's a whole series of these things and they date back a few years. Some seem very timely though. Seems like the company folded a few years ago.

Is There a Subpoena Around?

Rumor is that a process server was spotted in the vicinity : Former Mayor Richard M. Daley has canceled plans for a speech at a small college in Michigan, after citing unspecified “health concerns.” A spokesman for Calvin College inShow More Summary

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