Post Profile






The politics of drug busts

At just before 9 PM last Friday night, the Chicago Police Department sent out an e-mail announcing the “takedown” of a drug market at Ohio and Hamlin in west Humboldt Park. It was an unusual time to announce the successful conclusion of a two-month undercover investigation, though, by an odd coincidence, it was right in the middle of an area I’d profiled in a Reader story published the day before.
read more

share

Related Posts


Police Shooting in 011

Public Safety / Law Enforcement : Second City Cop

West side mayhem: A 23-year-old man was shot by police and a police officer was injured during an investigation of drug sales in the Humboldt Park neighborhood this morning, officials said. The incident began when a Chicago police v...

Huge Police Bust Nets Drugs and Guns

United States / Washington D.C. : DCist

They didn't get a rocket launcher or hand grenades, but officers from the Metropolitan Police Department and FBI did manage to seize 161 weapons and $7.2 million worth of drugs and make 70 arrests in a huge bust announced today. [ m...

Text Message Helps Cops Bust a Rave in Wicker Park

United States / Chicago : Chicagoist

Photo by vxla A "rave" in Wicker Park was shut down by Chicago police officers after an anonymous person texted the information through the Chicago Police Department's "TEXT2TIP" system around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night. The rave was...

Police DUI Check Caught 5 Offenders In One Night On Near North Side

United States / Chicago : Chicagoist

The Chicago Police Department caught five people driving under the influence on the Near North Side in one night earlier this month during an overnight roadside check. [ more › ]

Fatal shooting in Humboldt Park

United States / Chicago : Redeye Chicago

Four men shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side on Wednesday are casualties of an ongoing conflict along Chicago Avenue where control of drug sales sometimes leads to weekslong bouts of violence, according to police...

Comments



Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC