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IPRA Overstepping

IPRA has come out with its Quarterly Report.Seventy-three pages of stats, charts, fluff and some meat.And this little recommendation: There is a reason that there is no General Order, Special Order, directive or similar that says when an Officer may unsnap, unholster or display their sidearm. Show More Summary


We're thinking one-in-a-trillion : Investigators say an off-duty Colorado sheriff's deputy fired a bullet straight down the barrel of a suspect's gun, a shot they called "one in a billion."The detail emerged in a letter from prosecutors...Show More Summary

Days of Rage....or Not

We were inundated with e-mails warning us about a so-called "Days of Rage" scheduled for tomorrow in 37 American cities, including Chicago. Assorted media outlets ran with is, including the Washington Times which says the military is...Show More Summary

1993 International E-One Pumper for sale

1993 International E-One Pumper.pdf    Specs and Details.docx For Sale 1993 International E-One Pumper 1000 gal. 1250…

Android application "Rope Access Pro"

Rope access reference book and visual materials. Get it: Rope Access Pro Current contents: - Mechanical advantage systems reference book; - Mechanical advantage systems builder. Allows to construct mechanical advantage systems used in rope access and high angle rescue. Builder allows to analyse gain, friction loss, devices and anchor loads; - Deviation…

Bye Bye Shotguns?

An interesting missive out of the Chief of Patrol's Office this week: Commencing the week of 18 July 2016 through 22 July 2016, there will be a District shotgun and ammunition turn-in. The purpose of this weapon turn-in is to collect the shotguns, reconcile the inventory and later repurpose the weapons if necessary. Show More Summary

Another Narrative Falls

That Baton Rouge shooting? Just got a lot more...interesting? 9News reports the details of a previous arrest of Alton Sterling that is eerily similar to the incident that ultimately led to his death.Sterling, 37, was recently killedShow More Summary

Bad News for Protestors

Whoops: A study by a Harvard professor released this month found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings even though officers were more likely to interact physically with non-whites than whites.The paper for the National Bureau...Show More Summary

De-Escalante Leaving?

Rumor is he's about to become the Chief of Police at Northeastern University.Isn't it amazing how these six-figure jobs just pop up at opportune moments for the connected? That should supplement his dancing gig at Great America nicely.Rumor is Weezie is dropping her name in for the First Deputy opening. Show More Summary

No More Freebies

This popped up in the comments: Off topic, just got wind of a new order saying were not allowed to take discounts for coffee, food etc Any knowledge of? This is the second appearance of this particular rumor. It was here a few weeks ago and we filed it away to address later as more info became available. Show More Summary

Tio Speaks

Sometimes we really wish ignorance was painful - it might actually educate the tiny minds: The bond set for Ja'Mal Green, an activist who was arrested over the weekend, is too high and the charges against him are meant to "send a message,"...Show More Summary

Five Felonies, High Bail

It seems Special Ed has been getting calls all day from the Cook County Jail, seeing if he could do something about this high bail: A Cook County courtroom erupted with shouts of “black lives don’t matter” on Monday after a judge set...Show More Summary

And the Winner is....

With 62% of the vote: Special Ed We'll use this as the primary designation for EJ, though you're welcome to use any that come to mind and we might vary it up a little - we used half-a-dozen for McCompStat.Luckily, we don't even have to run a poll for his cheating Lie-tenant girlfriend: That one was the only entry.

Zorn Says "Stay Fetal"

In a career made up of dumb ideas, this one has to be one of his dumbest: Dear local and state government officials: Direct your police officers to stop pulling motorists over for minor violations Whoa. Seriously? A traffic stop forShow More Summary

March Scheduled for....

Who are we kidding - there is none : A 4-year-old boy shot and wounded in Englewood is the fourth child to be shot in Chicago in just three days.At 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, the boy was outside a home in the 5700 block of South Morgan Street when a car drove up and someone inside the car fired shots, said [...]Show More Summary

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