Sunday, May 27, 2018

Police Caught in the Crossfire

  • A Chicago Police Department patrol sergeant was grazed in her ballistic vest Saturday night as someone in one SUV shot toward another in the West Town neighborhood, according to police.

    The shooting happened about 11:55 p.m. near the intersection of Chicago and Noble avenues. Someone in a black SUV fired shots at a gold SUV, which had bullet holes and remained on Noble Avenue just south of Chicago Avenue after the attack.

    The sergeant’s car and vest were hit by gunfire. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, police said. Police closed Noble Avenue south of Chicago Avenue.
Be very aware boys and girls - the don't care who is in between them and the target.

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I-Bonded to Kill

Once again, it's the system that's broken, not the cops:
  • When Daryl Williams stepped in front of Cook County Judge Stephanie Miller on Wednesday, it wasn’t the first time the two had seen each other. Back in November, Miller—a champion of the county’s “affordable bail” movement—let Williams go free on a recognizance bond after he was charged with possessing a stolen handgun on the South Side.

    While free awaiting trial on the handgun charge, Williams obtained another gun and fatally shot a man in the back of the head, police say. Arrested this week, Williams just happened to find himself in front of Judge Miller again.
So...double secret probation this time?

The Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown blog outlines exactly what charges this repeat felon was facing and exactly how he was granted a free pass - a recognizance bond - which didn't restricted him at all from acquiring an additional gun and killing someone.

They also point out that no media outlet dared to report that he was out on an I-bond when he committed murder. No one except them.

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Not Surprising

  • President Trump tweeted in defense of the Chicago police on Friday, saying they had “every right to legally protest,” days after a police union in the city planned a demonstration against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who it claims is “anti-police.”

    [...]

    Trump's comment came two days after “Blue Wednesday” in Chicago, during which members of the city’s Fraternal Order of Police showed up at a City Council meeting to address their grievances against the mayor. They claim that Mayor Emanuel has “turned his back” on them.
The media plays typical media games - if you can't attack the messenger, attack the message, and vice versa. IF you watch video of hte City Council meeting, Rahm doesn't really "turn his back." He kind of turns sideways while talking to someone else and is snacking on food, paying no attention to the FOP message. It just proves (again) how little he cares for CPD.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Police Shootings x2

  • A Chicago police officer shot a man during an “armed encounter” in the Austin neighborhood early Saturday morning, according to authorities. The shooting happened in the 5200 block of West Ohio Street, in an alley south of Ohio Street and east of Lockwood Avenue just before 3 a.m.

    Chicago Police Department Spokesman Anthony [Google-me] said a weapon was recovered at the scene. Police closed off Lockwood Avenue east to about Laramie Avenue and Ohio Street east of Lockwood.

    It was the second shooting by Chicago police this weekend. Friday afternoon, police in the Woodlawn neighborhood fired shots while they “engaged an offender” near 67th Street and Ellis Avenue, [Google-me] said.

    A weapon was recovered from that scene, he said.
To keep any snowflakes reading up to date the percentage of people shot by the police has LEAPT from:
  • .0051706308169597 all the way up to .0070778564206269 
Almost TWO-TENTHS of ONE PERCENT!!!!!!! (remember to multiply by 100 boys and girls) Someone alert the media! Someone else better make some signs!!! You gotta march on City Hall and .... and........we dunno, scream some dumbass ill-informed opinion about non-existent racist something something something.

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Family? Where?

Alderasshole told everyone he needed to park in 019 because of his family:


We're not seeing dear ol' mom anywhere in the picture.

Did Alderass Arena lie again?

Story here.

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Identify

Seek and charge:


This snowflake spit on an officer, retired or active, we don't know, but it's still Battery. And any boss who didn't/doesn't advocate charging this bitch appropriately, up to and including Special Ed himself, and who isn't willing to go toe-to-toe with Foxx isn't worthy of even a modicum of respect.

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Incompetent Coroner

  • The Cook County medical examiner's office is taking the unusual step of reviewing the entire caseload of a pathologist who was fired the end of last year, so far changing eight findings with nearly 200 cases still to be re-examined.

    “They were clerical errors and then there were some errors with his medical findings,’’ medical examiner spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman said of the work by John E. Cavanaugh.

    In one case, Cavanaugh's finding of a suicide was changed to undetermined because of questions over how the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head. In another, his finding of undetermined was changed to homicide after the review found evidence of an assault.

    In all, the office plans to review all 219 cases handled by Cavanaugh from the time he was hired in January 2017, at an annual salary of $250,000, to when he was fired last November. So far, the office has examined 23 cases and changed findings in eight of them.
One-third of the reviewed cases so far were reclassified. Just who exactly was he connected to? And at a quarter million per year, how many more incompetent coroners remain on staff?

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Civil Depositions to be Revealed

  • The depositions given by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson in the wrongful death lawsuits brought by the estates of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones will be made available to the public, a Cook County judge ruled Wednesday.

    Judge James O’Hara ordered the two depositions, which were given last March and were closed to the public, would no longer be subject to a protective order “at the time the jury is impaneled.”

    The case is set to go to trial on June 6, and jurors would be sworn in within a few weeks.

    Johnson’s and Emanuel’s videotaped testimony have remained under a protective order that bars any public disclosure. Both men testified behind closed doors for several hours.
Hopefully, we find out once and for all what model of bus it was that Rahm was driving and if Special Ed was his co-pilot.

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Rahm Emails

  • According to emails obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, first reported by The Baltimore Post, advisors to then-President Barack Obama immediately strategized how to exploit the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school to push their gun control agenda. "Tap peoples [sic] emotions," Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel advised then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan on December 16, 2012, just two days after the massacre that left 26 dead. The victims' bodies were yet to be laid to rest.

    The two discussed how they could exploit the tragedy to bring about their anti-gun agenda. "What are your thoughts?" Duncan asked Emanuel on an email with the subject line, "CT shooting."

    "Go for a vote this week asap before it fades," replied Emanuel. "Tap peoples [sic] emotion. Make it simple assault weapons."
The Sun Times runs a fluff piece by Chief Fluffer Fran Spielman about how some other Rahm e-mails expressed a "concern" about crime, but miss how he advised exploitation of dead children with a false and misleading narrative manufactured out of whole cloth. You aren't going to see those in the local press.

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Over / Under

With an alleged 1,000 extra officers from everywhere all over the place, we're going to set the year's first holiday weekend over/under a bit on the low side:
  • 50 total shot with 9 expiring
Our parameters are a bit tighter than HeyJackass.com (the only trusted source of Chicago mayhem numbers.) The range of bloodletting will be from 1700 hours Friday evening until 2359 hours Monday.

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Shrinking Chicago

  • The Chicago area has lost residents for a third consecutive year while the country’s Southern and Western areas saw population gains.

    An estimated 13,286 residents left the Chicago metropolitan area — which extends from the city to its suburbs and into parts of Indiana and Wisconsin — according to 2017 data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. It translates to a decrease of less than 1 percent.

    The metropolitan area has seen gradual declines in population, losing 11,177 residents in 2016 and 3,371 in 2015, according to the Census Bureau.

    That doesn’t mean all of the areas within the metropolitan area are losing residents. Suburban counties such as Will, Kane, McHenry and Kendall saw population increases in 2017. In fact, the population of Kendall County, west of the city, increased by 1 percent, or 1,645 residents, census data show.

    In contrast, Cook County saw a loss of 20,093 residents in 2017, according to the Census Bureau. Still, it maintained its spot as the second-most-populous county in the nation while also experiencing the largest numerical decrease in population compared with the nation’s other top 10 counties. It adds up to less than a 1 percent population change.
What could possibly be causing this desertion?

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U of C Bypass?

Supposedly last weekend, the brand new trauma center at University of Chicago was on full bypass pretty regularly. Anyone know how often and for how long? Because we're sensing another busy weekend coming up - see above for the predictions.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Protest Coverage

  • Emotions flared at City Hall Wednesday as members of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, who were there to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel, met with counterprotesters on their way into the City Council chambers.

    About 40 FOP members stood behind a dozen uniformed officers in City Hall’s second floor lobby. Their path into the council chamber was blocked by nearly three times as many protesters shouting “16 shots and a cover-up,” a reference to the Laquan McDonald case in which a white police officer shot the black teenager 16 times.
You mean the supposed cover-up by Rahm hiding the video? And the supposed cover-up by the entire exempt chain-of-command who found the shooting justified? That one? If the officer is currently facing charges, then there isn't really a cover-up, is there? The snowflakes don't seem to understand this, as demonstrated by their ignorance of basic facts:
  • As police arrived to protest Emanuel, the crowd of dozens chanted in unison “Stop killing our youth!” When Wells’ great grandson, Dan Duster, spoke about her legacy, a woman shouted, “Whatever!” at him, in an apparent anti-authority gesture.
Hoping over to HeyJackass.com, we see that there have been 967 people (or folks) shot in Chicago this year with 157 dying as a result. And how many were shot by the Chicago Police?
  • Six
 As in barely sixth-tenths of one percent shot. Killed?
  • Zero
This explains COPA's desperation to re-open every single shooting and hang any copper they can to give the progressive cause some sort of legitimacy. It also explains the "stay fetal" movement perfectly.

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Bean Bag Shotguns (UPDATES)

Supposedly, the Department has started up a training class for the re-purposed "riot guns" that seldom, if ever, saw service in the last thirty years. An e-mailer tells us this though:
  • To sign up for the use of the shotgun, you have to have taken (1) Force Mitigation, (2) be CPR certified, (3) LEMART trained and (4) Shield and Tactical Entry. Failure to have any of these classes will eliminate you from consideration.
Seeing that list, does anyone seriously think that the Department will ever actually authorize the use of a beanbag shotgun? We're going to go out on a limb and say the chances are pretty much zero.

UPDATE: An e-mailer says it isn't CPR....it's CIT, which would make more sense.

UPDATE: Only carbine qualified officers? Where are they going to put the rifle if they're carrying a shotgun?

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Car? Repeat Offender?

This story out of Baltimore sounds like a contradiction of everything the liberals have been spouting for a few years now:
  • The West Baltimore teen’s crime spree began in December, prosecutors say, and, over the subsequent months, he stole four cars, skipped court dates and escaped from a juvenile center.

    When a Baltimore County police officer confronted him Monday, 16-year-old Dawnta Harris ducked down and accelerated a stolen Jeep, running over Officer Amy Caprio as she opened fire, prosecutors say.

    Caprio, 29, became the first Baltimore County policewoman killed in the line of duty. Condolences poured in Tuesday from across Maryland. Grieving officers crowded a courtroom in Towson for the first appearance of her alleged killer.
Gee, stealing cars, juvenile detention.

Escape, stealing other cars, house arrest and a monitoring bracelet.

Next stop, burglary and murdering a police officer.

But cars can't be weapons.....and there's no such thing as a bad boy, right? They just need love and understanding and a gentle re-direction of their misdirected exuberance, right?

Rest in Peace Officer Caprio.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hey Alderasshole?

These people (or folks) don't want a police academy in their neighborhood that might adequately change the way cops are trained and raise the level of professionalism so many in the "community" seem to want:
  • The $95 million police and fire training academy in West Garfield Park that has drawn opposition from Chance the Rapper and college students around the nation triggered yet another raucous City Hall protest on Tuesday.

    A small, but determined handful of protesters — chanting, “Shame on y’all,” “This is wrong” and “How do you look yourselves in the mirror? You are killing us” — disrupted a meeting of the City Council’s Budget Committee.

    They were promptly escorted out of the Council chambers. Before they left, aldermen approved an ordinance appropriating $20 million from the sale of a valuable North Side fleet maintenance facility for the new police academy.
And we know there's a group of concerned taxpayers who don't want a massive Section 8 building imported into their already overcrowded neighborhood, bringing with it congestion, crime and lowered property values.

How about a swap?

We imagine the north side would welcome a Police Academy with open arms. It wouldn't impact the area since it would only be in use during the day. All those recruits in their shiny new uniforms would probably have a positive effect on the neighborhood. It'd would be convenient to mass transit, so they don't have to build a parking structure.

Besides, the Section 8 building world probably be a better fit in West Garfield Park. Win Win.

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Still Leaving?

  • That’s how many residents left Illinois last year.

    People leave the state for a variety of reasons from weather to career opportunities.

    But experts say Illinois’ population loss bucks national trends and is the opposite of what surrounding states are seeing.

    WGN Investigates traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to catch up with Chicagoans who made the move for financial reasons. How did they know it made sense? Do they have any regrets?
You can see the whole report at the link up top. We all know plenty of cops (and other city workers) that have joined the exodus.

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One Thousand "Extra"

Where have they been hiding you ask? Well, they aren't really "extra."
  • Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson announced Tuesday that the department will be ramping up officer deployment over Memorial Day weekend in an effort to curb shootings over the historically violent holiday.

    More than 1,000 additional officers will be deployed citywide over the weekend, Johnson said at a press conference at CPD headquarters. There will also be an influx in officer deployment throughout the summer as well.

    “You’ll see a significant presence, obviously, on the lakefront, downtown areas, but they’ll also be in the communities, so we’re not leaving any area of the city untouched,” Johnson said.

    Johnson was joined by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Chicago Fire Dept. Commissioner Jose Santiago, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch, Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz, DEA Special Agent in Charge Brian McKnight and ATF Special Agent in Charge Celinez Nunez.
So a bunch of these 1,000 aren't actually CPD. And a reporter actually asked an intelligent question:
  • Johnson deflected when asked how the influx in officers would be paid for, but department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said officers’ “elective time off was canceled” and “days off were adjusted for the weekend.”

    Only some teams assigned to work the weekend would be paid through overtime, he added.
Well that's bullshit. Anyone who wants to work their day off is being allowed to work it, on their regular shift in their regular Districts.

Ed mouths the party line, directly from Rahm's scriptwriters:
  • “You can’t put a price on safety, you just can’t,” Johnson said. “And so I just want to thank the mayor and City Council for giving CPD the resources we need to help keep this city safe.”

    As it did last year, the department will also execute arrest warrants of for those who are likely to engage in weekend violence, Johnson said.

    “Anything that we can do to prevent violence in the city, we’re going to do,” he said.
Sure you can put a price on it Ed - that's why there's a Special Event number being generated that appears on each and every OT slip...so Finance can track it. But don't count on someone FOIA-ing the totals. And if Special Ed knows where these subjects of existing Arrest Warrants are hiding, why haven't they been picked up prior to this weekend?

We realize most reporters aren't intelligent enough to do the leg work and ask the right questions, but you'd think they could find people to point them in the general direction.

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Funny Idea

Someone had the great idea of sending every homeless stink bum you can find to Starbucks with a promise of no hassling since Starbucks has now become a corporate homeless shelter.

Someone else suggested perhaps an address or flyer with a $5 gift card.

And building on that, someone else suggested a gift card, but only with a remaining dollar or so on the card.

We have some of the funniest readers around. Be certain you check the written Starbucks Corporate Policy before taking any police action that might violate the Civil Rights of the homeless campers who just want a warm seat and a bathroom to bathe in.

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False Report

  • A 49-year-old woman who claimed she was beaten in the West Loop early Sunday was likely injured in a fall while she was intoxicated, police said Tuesday.

    The still-unnamed woman made news after she told police she was assaulted by a group of women while walking near the Boeing building at 100 north Riverside Plaza around 5 a.m. Sunday. After she was found by a passerby, police were dispatched to the area for a possible criminal sexual assault, but when they arrived the woman said she was not sexually assaulted.

    Police said Tuesday it appears the woman was intoxicated at the time of the incident, removed her own pants, and injured herself after stumbling and falling into a planter, knocking out a tooth.
She's currently facing charges.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Alderasshole

  • Parking around Wrigley Field is notoriously hard to find on Cubs game days. Fans lucky enough to find space in the precious few surface lots pay a premium for it.

    That is, unless they happen to be Chicago aldermen.

    Northwest Side Ald. John Arena (45th) is under fire for walking into the Chicago Police Department’s Town Hall District on May 11 — two blocks away from Wrigley — and demanding that he be allowed to park there so he and his family could attend the Cubs game against the White Sox.

    “The alderman did approach the 19th District desk and asked if he could park in the police lot during the Cubs game,” Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony [Google-me] said Monday.
Alderasshole denied it all at first....then claimed Google-me was lying:
  • Asked Monday whether he had demanded the parking perk, Arena initially said, “No. That didn’t happen.”

    Two hours later, he changed his story and said it did happen, but not the way Guglielmi said it did.

    “On May 11, I did not talk to anybody at the desk. There was no controversy. I was allowed to park there,” Arena said.
Because he lied to the idiot at the entrance and then parked in a spot reserved for someone else.

And Fran, you haven't mailed the Chaplains any money, you deadbeat.

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Messy Weekend - and More on Tap

HeyJackass commented the other day that it looks like Chicago might see an entire month (spring training) without a weekend that wasn't either below 70 degrees or raining. This coming weekend looks like we'll be at 80 degrees, but possibly rainy.

It hasn't stopped the carnage much:
  • It's been another violent weekend in Chicago, with at least 6 people killed and 32 others hurt in shootings across the city.
Maybe Arne Duncan can have people boycott Chicago until Rahm, Toni, Kimmy, Tim and Tom do something about crime.

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Nice River Rahm

  • Police are investigating after the marine unit discovered a body part in the Chicago River on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

    The marine unit responded to the 2200 block of West Diversey Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood on the North Side just after 3 p.m., said [...], a police spokesman.

    Police will send the remains to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine whether it is human.
Hopefully, it wasn't anyone important...like another Olympic investor.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Great Idea Arne!

With big thinking like this, here's a guy who will be going places:
  • Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan pushed a radical idea on Twitter: Parents should pull their children out of school until elected officials pass stricter gun control laws.

    His tweet came hours after a shooting rampage at a Houston-area high school Friday killed 10 people - a mass shooting that came just three months after 17 students and staffers were slain at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

    When Peter Cunningham, a former education department employee, tweeted that it may be time for parents to pull their children out of school until gun laws are changed, Duncan, the education secretary under former President Barack Obama, responded that his family "is in."

    "This is brilliant, and tragically necessary," Duncan tweeted. "What if no children went to school until gun laws changed to keep them safe? My family is all in if we can do this at scale. Parents, will you please join us?"
So you do it first, then Arne will have his kids join in.....if it's big enough. And gets enough attention. And might be politically expedient for him to claim, "I was for this all along."

Any word on how big a property tax rebate we might expect with schools closed, teachers off, facility staff laid off? And any bets on how many children, unoccupied with learning, might be making trips downtown those days?

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Ethics Time

Everyone's favorite time of year when you have to sit in front of the computer, read unrealistic ethics scenarios, and be amazed that YOU have to follow all the rules all the time, but you keep remembering those politicians and connected people who don't.

So to make things easier, here are the answers for all four sections:
  • No, Yes, Yes, No, Yes
  • Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
  • No, No, Yes, No
  • No, No, No, No
It feels like taking the Lieutenants Exam with Mrs. Johnson!

Good Luck, and thanks to the e-mailers who sent it in again this year.

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    Great Descriptions.....Again

    Chicago media is awesome, especially Channel 7:
    • A woman was attacked and found pantless on a downtown street Sunday morning. Police said the 49-year-old was followed and beaten by four other women in the 100-block of North Riverside Plaza.

      The victim told officers she left a house in the area and was then followed by the group. The group pushed her to the ground, knocking out some of her teeth and leaving her with cuts and bruises. The woman managed to break away and find help.

      No arrests have been made and Area Central Detectives are investigating.
    No word if any of the brass is taking this one personally.

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    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    Two a Day

    Per HeyJackass.com:
    • Shot & Killed: 27
      Shot & Wounded: 156
      Total Shot: 183
      Total Homicides: 32
    Not boding well for June.

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    Chaplain Fundraiser


    More info available at the Chaplain's Ministry website. These are the people looking out for us, rain, shine, spring, summer, winter, thick and thin.....unreservedly. Swing by and show we appreciate their efforts.

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    Gun Education

    • As hip hop artist Maj Toure toured the country, he kept hearing the same stories of African-Americans facing gun charges because they didn't know they were supposed to, for example, have a concealed carry permit.

      Those stories and others about convicted felons having gun rights revoked prompted Toure, of Philadelphia, to create the grass-roots organization Black Guns Matter and take his message of gun rights and firearms education to African-American communities all over. That includes Chicago, where he’s spending a month doing outreach and a training session this weekend.

      In two years, the group has raised thousands of dollars to host training sessions across the country, even getting a helping hand from members of the National Rifle Association.
    Law abiding, self-reliant, educated and informed armed citizens? And they're in Chicago this month? Sounds like a type of "community outreach" that will give Rahm nightmares.

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    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Slum Times to FOP - Shut Up

    • A sea of blue converging on City Hall is not what Chicago needs right now.

      That’s what the Fraternal Order of Police is calling for, though, with its plan to have rank-and-file officers show up, in force, and confront Mayor Emanuel at next week’s City Council meeting.

      This is nothing but political theater.
    It's all political theater you dumbasses, including your bullshit editorial telling cops to sit down, shut up, and take the ass-reaming that's on-tap if Rahm gets his way (abetted by the media).

    Read the rest at the link for free - don't give these pricks a dime...and you can save a tree while you're at it.

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    Cradle to Grave

    • Despite an order last year by Cook County’s chief judge to make it easier for those held at city police stations to talk to an attorney, less than 2 percent of arrestees actually saw one in 2017.

      That’s according to First Defense Legal Aid, a volunteer lawyer group that’s planning what they’re calling a first-of-its-kind event this weekend.

      Lawyers will be stationed at all of the city’s 22 police districts Saturday, offering free legal services to arrestees.
    So since criminals are too dumb to read, know and exercise their Rights, these lawyers will be infesting every station this weekend. And don't imagine for a minute that they'll be minding their own business until called upon to provide legal counsel.

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    Interstate Commerce?

    • Plenty of crimes have a technical element that allows prosecutors to pursue charges at the federal level, from using a phone to conduct illegal business across state lines to firing a gun manufactured in a different state.

      In the case of former Chicago police officer William Whitley, it wasn’t guns. It was condoms.

      Whitley’s use of Trojan and LifeStyles brand condoms when he paid for sex acts with a 14-year-old girl, federal prosecutors say, meant he illegally affected interstate commerce. Because the condoms are made outside Illinois, using them in the act of a potential sex crime contributed to the ability to charge Whitley in U.S. District Court instead of the state level.
    Don't get us wrong - this guy should be castrated and his genitals fed to rabid weasels, but is there a condom factory in Illinois? If all condoms are made in China or Mexico, then there's no way to avoid a federal charge.

    What if some unlucky soul from Chicago is attempting to woo another with tulips from Holland? Chocolate from Switzerland? Fine cheeses from Wisconsin? All of those products are the result of interstate commerce. If the relationship goes south and accusations are made, federal charges are possible? Seems like a lot of overreach.

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    Killing Property Values

    • An audible gasp went out in the breakout room I was in at last month’s pension event cosponsored by The Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. That was when a speaker from the Chicago Fed proposed levying, across the state and in addition to current property taxes, a special property assessment they estimate would be about 1% of actual property value each year for 30 years.

      Evidently, that wasn’t reality-shock enough. This week the Chicago Fed published that proposal formally. It’s linked here.

      It surely ranks among the most blatantly inhumane and foolish ideas we’ve seen yet.

      Homeowners with houses worth $250,000 would pay an additional $2,500 per year in property taxes, those with homes worth $500,000 would pay an additional $5,000, and those with homes worth $1 million would pay an additional $10,000.

      Is the Chicago Fed blind to human consequences? Confiscatory property tax rates have already robbed hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of Illinois families of their home equity — probably the lion’s share of whatever wealth they had.
    The article makes a lot of assumptions, many of which will be hard pressed to pass in any event. And the website is a bit out-there, but in Illinois, anything bad is completely possible with the current crop of assholes in government.

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    Friday, May 18, 2018

    Do You Know Who I Am?

    • On May 11, 2018 Alderman Arena walked into the 19th District Police Station at Addison and Halsted. He identified himself as Alderman Arena and stated he would like to park his personal car in the police parking lot so he and his family could go to the Cubs game. He was told the lot was full. He then responded, "I apparently didn't make myself clear, I AM ALDERMAN Arena!" He then went on to demand that they find room for him to park.

      Once the officers realized this was the Alderman who makes complaints against officers, they allowed him to park in the area of the lot reserved for police officers and federal law enforcement.

      CITY OF CHICAGO OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL, WAKE UP!!!

      This is clearly an abuse of power. This should be an easy one for you. There is a paper trail. We are told the district keeps a sign in sheet that will have the name Alderman John Arena along with his vehicle information on May 11, 2018. We are told this was the 2nd date he parked there within a week.

      Apparently it's difficult for the alderman to scrape together the funds to park like everyone else on his 6 figure taxpayer paid salary.

      ​Isn't this the same Alderman who paid top dollar for tickets during the world series to go see the Cubs in Cleveland. It appears as though he has money to pay top dollar and road trip to a game, but too cheap to pay for parking in his "hometown". (New Jersey is his real hometown).
    You can tell how hated this jackass is since he has an entire website dedicated to his misdeeds.

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    Prickwrinkle Sticks it to Rahm

    • Chicago never did get the mayoral matchup that tons of voters and certainly the media have yearned for. That was Rahm Emanuel against the more liberal Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board. It's not going to be. Too bad.

      But that doesn't mean that Preckwinkle is meekly watching as a big cast of lesser pols tries to bell the cat in the upcoming election. The county boss has launched a haymaker aimed right at Emanuel's jaw on one of the toughest issues around: soaring crime rates and what to do about it, a subject that is becoming a major factor in this election cycle.

      The haymaker has come on the subject of what to do about a spurt of carjackings, something that is beginning to cause the mayor real problems in his upper-middle-income base, concentrated downtown and on the North Side, but also an offense that all too often tends to involve young men of color who Preckwinkle believes have been singled out for punishment when what they really need is a hand up.

      Specifically, the question is what to do about a bill in Springfield that would make it easier to prosecute "passengers" in a vehicle that's been stolen and allow juvenile carjacking suspects to be held for psychological evaluation and potentially placed in a shelter, rather than released to their parents or guardian.
    This is quite frankly, hilarious. Rahm has spent his career dividing and conquering. Prickwrinkle has done as much or more than anyone else to drive up the crime rate in the city with Foxxx and Dart as her evil henchmen. And now she's blaming.....the police!
    • As currently written, the bill "will not have a significant impact on preserving public safety," Preckwinkle said. "Rather, it will perpetuate Illinois' longstanding trend of unnecessarily incarcerating young black and brown youth for nonviolent acts."

      The real problem is with police, she went on to add. "This bill doesn't hold police accountable for their lack of arrests for violent crimes. Similar to the low clearance rate in Chicago for shootings, 9 out of 10 carjacking offenses in Chicago do not result in an arrest," she said. "Incarceration, even for a short period of time, is extremely harmful to young people and increases the likelihood that they will reoffend in the future and be incarcerated as adults."
    Carjacking is a "nonviolent act?" Who knew?

    That she is able to turn this onto Rahm is twisted genius.

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    Trib Forces "Transparency"

    • A Cook County judge has found that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his office violated state law by withholding for nearly a year and a half emails sent and received from his personal accounts that related to city business, including emails about the scandal-plagued red light camera program.

      Circuit Judge Kathleen Pantle agreed with the Chicago Tribune that Emanuel and his office violated the state’s open records act by belatedly releasing the emails, handing the newspaper a victory in its ongoing court battle over the mayor’s use of personal devices and accounts to conduct the public’s business.

      In addition, the judge opened the door to having Emanuel testify about whether he and his office failed to preserve texts and emails on his personal phones and accounts in violation of another state law relating to the preservation of government records.
    Much is suspected of having been deleted and destroyed already. Anyone else wondering what the correspondence between Rahm and the Streetlight Assassin might reveal in the midst of a heated mayoral race?

    Riverwalk Patrols

    • A team of Chicago police officers will be among the new sights greeting visitors at the downtown riverwalk this summer as the city tries to make sure tourists feel safe in the increasingly popular waterfront party zone.

      Six cops will be added to patrol from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. The increased police presence comes almost a year after two men were shot during an early morning argument on the riverwalk. The June 2017 shooting happened after 2 a.m., so it’s not clear whether these new police patrols would have helped in that case.

      But city Fleet and Facilities Management Commissioner David Reynolds said the changes are about making people feel comfortable when the businesses are open and helping clear out the riverwalk after the bars and restaurants close for the day at 11 p.m.
    So Fleet and Facilities Management is now running the Department.

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