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Bad Boy Makes Good....

Good money that is....at taxpayer expense: A former gang member with a long arrest record who has been fired twice from state jobs over lewd emails and “inconsistencies” in his job applications has been reinstated to a six-figure post with the Illinois state prison system.Xadrian R. Show More Summary

Great Use of Money

Honest to pete, does anyone think to cover these stories before they come up for votes? The state has spent more than $20 million in the past decade to develop 1,000 teachers who would work in distressed public schools and boost theShow More Summary

Back Door Blues…!

  Another weekend night shift…and another journey into the surreal world of drink, violence and total befuddlement of the masses! Only this night shift played out like a scene from a horror B movie. Let me sketch the outline for you… In  cities and towns up and down the length and breadth of Great Britain there is […]

Furry Little Animals…!

This is a repost…I just like it! (And I’ve been on nights!) SWAB Team 6 is back in country…sitrep soon. SWAB Teams pets…!

The Giraffes Goolies…!

Just a short addition to the many merits of the Magnum ‘Ion-Mask’ boots On my last night shift I seemed to have become a vomit magnet. Two patients vomited over me (was it something I said?). Luckily the angle of the technicolour yawn meant that it was directed towards the earth. This resulted in a splash down on […]

Tiny Terrors…!!!

  Another example of kids running amok. On first glance you would think it would be easy to speak to the 6 year olds…but they would have the full force of the law, social services and the press claiming brutal treatment by the paramedics or that their human rights had been breached! This happened in […]

Looking Back in Perturbation

This blog started in 2006 and had nearly 1.5 million readers before I stopped posting regularly in 2012. When I look back, there are two themes in my last few posts, which did not occur to me at the time: 1. Freedom of speech was under attack from the Leveson enquiry. Show More Summary

The Changes

Garry and his crew must be hoping we went to sleep to put it out so late on a Friday: Cmdr Washington - from 011 to OCD Narcotics Cmdr West - from 015 to 011 Cmdr Pena - from 010 to 025 Cmdr Valadez - from 014 to 010 Four laterals. And it leaves 014 and 015 leaderless for the time being. Show More Summary

Vehicle Count

Thanks to a reader, we can say that the FOP's negotiated 400 vehicles has come to pass: 1AT - All Terrain Vehicle - 1 purchased 1AU - Automobile - 14 purchased 1MC - Motorcycle - 14 purchased 2PU - Pick-Up Truck - 3 purchased 2SP - Sport...Show More Summary

Detail Lawsuit

This thing is still going on : Lawyers for 11 Chicago police officers who claim Mayor Rahm Emanuel removed them from his security detail for political reasons when he took office in 2011 have asked a federal judge to order the mayorShow More Summary

Sun Times Dying?

An interesting thing readers have noticed lately. You pull up the Sun Times website (we'd never spend money on that rag) and you see an interesting story, like the one about Officers suing Rahm for dumping them off the security detail. Show More Summary

No Pants Sunday on the CTA

For all you exhibitionists....or peepers: It's an annual tradition here in Chicago (and many other cities with subway systems): On one day each winter, hundreds of brave individuals gather on CTA platforms, remove their pants, step onto a train and act as if nothing out of the ordinary is happening. Show More Summary

My story of Alcoholism and suicide attempt part one.

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Shoot, No Shoot Scenario Training

We used to do this. Why don't we do this any more? Maricopa County AZ did : We've seen protests all across the country after police officers have been accused of shooting people who aren't armed.But what would happen if one of thoseShow More Summary

Political Endorsements

The FOP endorses.....no one? Seriously? Mayoral Race The Lodge is not making an EndorsementCity Clerk The Lodge is not making an Endorsement Gee, even the PBPA Sergeants made a stab at endorsing someone : Mayor Bob Fioretti Patrick DALEY Thompson gets the FOP endorsement for the 11th Ward while the PBPA refrains from that race. Show More Summary

CAPS to Die Again?

The vampire lives, dies, lives, dies, lives....dies? Had someone from "Fleet and Facility Management" show up at a CAPS meeting last night. After the meeting a curious fellow taxpayer asked the person why they were there. Answer: Sent by City Hall to see if there were as many people at CAPS meetings as CPD was stating. Show More Summary

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