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Proof Rahm Lied

...and McCompStat and everyone else had a finger in selling this lie to the public: No doubt, you've heard City Hall, certain aldermen, and the police department itself issue endless statements about Chicago having “more police on the...Show More Summary

Getting it right on police body cameras

As police departments nationwide, including the Chicago Police Department, move swiftly to adopt body cameras to record interactions between officers and civilians, we should pause. It would be unwise to deploy this new technology without instituting some basic privacy protections for the man...

Police think tank says departments will be more transparent after Ferguson

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Dozens of police chiefs meeting in Chicago this week said a notorious fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri in August had been a defining moment for law enforcement and pledged greater transparency over such incidents. Speaking to Reuters in a group interview, the heads of police of Dallas,...

Justice Department denies reports of investigation of Chicago police shootings

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday denied media reports that federal authorities were investigating the Chicago Police Department over shootings by its officers.

Gerry, Shut the Hell Up

A "Letter to the Editor" in the Sun Times this weekend : I worked for the Chicago Police Department for 20 years, retiring last December. It’s a shame the way the David Koschman case has been investigated. The reason that the officers...Show More Summary

Flashback: Chicago's Police Superintendent Predicted Concealed Carry Would 'Lead to more Tragedgy'

Chicago’s crime rate dropped as concealed carry permits in the city have sky rocketed, The Washington Times reported. The number of robberies leading to arrests in Chicago declined 20 percent since last year’s police department statistics were released. Show More Summary

ISIS Terrorists Threaten United States Soil Over Twitter

The Sunni radicals who are apart of the Islamic State sent threatening messages over Twitter about the city of Chicago and United States soil. The United States government is asking that all local police departments be extremely vigilant and on the look out for possible ISIS threats especially around Chicago and Washington D.C.. The tweet

Chicago Police Kill Family Dog While Running Through Their Yard Searching For A Robbery Suspect

Police departments around the country have faced intense scrutiny due to notable shootings of innocent victims. However, all of the fallen victims haven’t been people. Fatal shootings of non-threatening dogs have also been making headlines quite a bit lately. Now, the Chicago Police Department is under fire for the death of another one. According to

5 held in suburban Chicago hostage standoff; 2 cops wounded

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

Negotiators from the Illinois State Police and Cook County Sheriff's Department are negotiating with the hostage takers, who are holding a woman and four children

Chicago Cops Chasing a Robber Shoot a Dog in a Backyard the Suspect Never Entered

last monthNews : Reason

As J.D. Tuccille noted last week, the Justice Department's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) recently produced a set of five 10-minute videos aimed at police officers who are curious about how to encounter dogs without killing...Show More Summary

Cop Who Saved Infant in 1993 Attends Her Wedding

A New York cop who saved the life of a two-month-old girl who stopped breathing 20 years ago will be a guest at her wedding Sunday. Joe Barca, a captain at the Yonkers police department, drove from New York to Chicago for the nuptials of Shammah Hamideh. Show More Summary

Whoops

Now they'll have to draw a Violence Zone around HQ : A man was shot and killed about one block away from the Chicago Police Department Headquarters in the Bronzeville neighborhood Friday night. Walter Neely, 25, was found shot in the abdomen about 11:35 p.m. Show More Summary

Constitution? What Constitution?

This idiot is going to cost the city money in First Amendment judgements one day: Activists against the city's red-light cameras are accusing the Chicago Police Department of trying to "bully" and "politically intimidate" them during...Show More Summary

McCarthy defends department's crime reporting, faults media coverage

Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today defended the way the department keeps track of its crime statistics and took a shot at the media, complaining that news organizations often report crime numbers "without context."

McCarthy defends department's crime reporting, faults media coverage

Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today defended the way the department keeps track of its crime statistics and took a shot at the media, complaining that news organizations often report crime numbers "without context."

Eighty Years Ago Today, John Dillinger Helped Create the FBI

2 months agoNews : Reason

Gangster John Dillinger’s lifelong career of crime—he robbed at least 12 banks and four police departments and was accused of shooting and killing an East Chicago police officer while escaping one bank robbery—ended, with his life, eighty years ago today outside the Beacon Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Show More Summary

How an activist journalist's commitment to a poor Chicago community led to a big FOIA win

CHICAGO, IL — Ten years ago, a school janitor named Diane Bond brought a civil rights lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department. Complaints get lodged against the police by the dozens every year, but this one stood out: Bond gave a ghastly account of alleged police misconduct—assaults, sexual and racial abuse, threats to plant false evidence, among others—perpetrated by...

Off Duty Killed

Motorcycle accident on the Ryan : An off-duty Chicago Police officer was killed in a crash Sunday afternoon on the Dan Ryan Expy., Illinois State Police said.The Chicago Police Department identified the officer Sunday night as Probationary Police Officer Tito M. Show More Summary

Alderman Wants Better Accuracy In Reporting Crime Stats

Alderman Bob Fioretti cited Chicago magazine's expose into how the Police Department classifies homicides and other major crimes. [ more › ]

Niles Gun Range Meeting

For you northsiders and suburban readers looking for a nearby practice range, time to support a Chicago neighbor: Make some time to support a fully-legal, safety-oriented business that is supportive of numerous police departments, even in the face of the hysterics of the anti-gun crowd.

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