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Strong Winds and Undercurrents in 2016

Do any of you remember Chief Reason? Yeah; I used to be a regular here back in the day. Fun fact; Tiger Schmittendorf and Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich were the very first bloggers signed to FIREEMSBlogs.com. That has been a while ago. When...Show More Summary

New TV Drama - This Fall

This might give Rahm some ideas: Police work isn’t rocket science.It’s harder. Inspired by true events, APB is a new police drama with a high-tech twist from executive producer/director Len Wiseman (LUCIFER, “Underworld”) and executive producer/writer Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”). Show More Summary

Heroin OD Spike

Anyone else notice an uptick in heroin overdoses? SCC, CFD paramedic on the west side. Don't know if you heard, but we have ambulances doing 30 and 40 runs a shift the past few days, all related to another f&%^ed up batch of heroin.Show More Summary

Cameras - 24/7

This sounds like something that would happen in Chicago: ROUND LAKE PARK, Ill. -- For more than eight months, police body cams at a northwest suburban department mistakenly recorded all the time, even as officers were taking bathroom...Show More Summary

Whitey, Keep Your Gun

It seems the anti-gun folks (or people) just want black citizens unarmed : That was the message Guns Save Life took away from a foray up to the Windy City today to trade unwanted firearms in for $100 pre-paid credit cards. Our experience...Show More Summary

Witness Slips Needed

Bloomberg, Giffords and assorted anti-gunners are attempting to attack gun rights again: SCC,The anti-gun crowd has submitted legislation, HB 1016 Amendment 1, that would drive Illinois gun dealers out of business if passed. It is loaded with red tape and bureaucratic obstacles. Show More Summary

Chicago Can Afford This?

Rahm just created a spot out of thin air? Former U.S. Senate Candidate and Chicago Urban League CEO Andrea Zopp is the new deputy mayor of Chicago. She will be focusing on improving city neighborhoods. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the appointment Thursday morning.The long and short of it- there is a new player in Chicago mayoral politics. Show More Summary

Rahm's Nonsense

In his Op-Ed piece, this nugget of bullshit :....we will create a new Public Safety Inspector General to audit and monitor policing in Chicago. It will have authority to conduct regular audits of the Chicago Police Department as well as investigations completed by the new civilian oversight agency. Show More Summary

Police Stabbing People Now

Or are they stabbing folks? A 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death Saturday evening during a fight in Parkway Gardens on the South Side, and two people are in custody, the police said.The girl was stabbed in the chest when a fight broke out around 7:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Moving Right Along

Guess what? A suspect in a triple homicide who later barricaded himself for about 11 hours Thursday died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to an autopsy. Anyone up for suing the family for slandering the police? Anyone?

R.I.P Police Work

IPRA is done : Mayor Rahm Emanuel, under fire for months over how the city investigates excessive force allegations against Chicago police, plans to propose abolishing the city's beleaguered Independent Police Review Authority.The city...Show More Summary

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