Evidently, they didn't get the answers Rahm wanted, so Special Ed is trying again: Dear Members,As you know, late last year we put forth a draft Use of Force policy for review by both CPD members as well as the public. We received hundreds...Show More Summary
Supposedly, upwards of 10,000 ballots remain outstanding, hinting at a record low voter response. We hope this isn't true, especially as they sent along a pre-paid envelope to save you the fifty cents postage.For pete's sake people, send the ballot back. We've given some advice, ask some old timers, research the tiniest bit, read the posters and literature sent to your address.
Parade season is underway, and here's one coming up that includes a "Thank You" to the police: On Sunday, 12Mar2017 at 1200 hrs, the Northwest Side Irish Parade will be held in Norwood Park. One of the "floats" in this parade will be a group of citizens who support the Police and belong to a group called "Thank You Blue". This group [...]Show More Summary
Regarding yesterday's post about the ill-health of the pension.How did the fund go from 61.4% funded in 2003 all the way down to under-30% funded by 2016?Some people need to be in jail over that.
And small things turn into big things when regularly ignored: I know this is nothing too earth shattering, but I find it so hypocritical for a city that insists (and rightfully so) that is is constantly broke and in need of money/revenue. Show More Summary
Someone sent us this, and it's an interesting read: Small Systems 2016 What's truly interesting is Page 112, Chart #82. Here's a screen capture: That is the manpower paying into the pension for the CPD, from 2006 thru 2015. And it shows, beyond any doubt, that manpower dwindled from 13,749 to 12,061 - a reduction of 1,688 officers. Show More Summary
The Sun Times has continued playing with fire, now claiming it might be eight days without a fatal shooting : Chicago could be nearing eight days without a fatal shooting for the first time in more than four years.A man was found shot...Show More Summary
And of course, a money trail: As Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced a 2012 spike in homicides a year after he took office, he called problem liquor stores magnets for crime and a "cancer on the community," vowing to find new ways to shut themShow More Summary