Friday, July 20, 2018

Parade of Dumbasses

At Rahm's house - isn't residential protesting banned by Ordinance?
  • Five days after a Chicago police officer shot and killed Harith “Snoop” Augustus, protesters brought their cries for justice, and a letter laying out their demands, to the front steps of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Ravenswood home.

    “There is no reason that Rahm Emanuel should get to sit in his ivory tower, unscathed and unbothered by this moment,” said Tanya Watkins, an organizer with Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation. “His neighbors, his friends, his colleagues and community members cannot turn a blind eye to the injustice taking place in communities of color and the abuse we are suffering at the hands of CPD.”
At last count:
  • 248 gun homicides in Chicago; 1,300 maimed
  • 4 killed and 9 wounded by police
That works out to 1.6% of all the dead can be laid at the feet of police along with 0.69% of the wounded. In other words, of the people walking around (or buried) with extra lead in their system, a mere 0.83% is the result of an encounter with CPD.
  • “You hold no one accountable for black death in this city except for the dead,” said Hesna Boukom, with the Southsiders group, addressing Emanuel. “For you, for these aldermen, for police, all Harith had to do was be black to deserve to die and we’re not going to stand for that.”

The lies just keep on coming.  Listen here dumbass - the police account for UNDER ONE PERCENT of the totals. Now go look up the numbers for black offenders. You might be surprised.


A Tale of Two Shootings

  • Last Sunday, a 59-year-old woman on the West Side of Chicago was killed by a would-be carjacker. The felon walked up to the driver’s side of the car, which was being driven by a 71-year-old man, and pulled his gun. The senior citizen refused to surrender the vehicle and kept driving. The would-be carjacker opened fire at the car, striking the woman in the head and killing her.

    The night before, on the South Side, a Chicago officer killed a 37-year-old man whom the officer’s patrol partners had observed behaving in a manner suggesting that he was carrying a gun. The officers tried to question Harith Augustus, and he appeared to pull something from his wallet, according to police body-camera footage, possibly his firearms owner-identification card. One officer tried to grab Augustus (the police report said that he became combative), but he pulled away and ran into the street, where he appeared to reach for the gun holstered on his right hip. One of the officers opened fire and killed him. Augustus’s gun was recovered at the scene.

    True to script, the officer-involved shooting sparked violent street anarchy on Saturday night, instigated by Black Lives Matter, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, and other anti-cop activist groups. Protesters threw rocks and bottles, some filled with urine, at officers. Four officers were injured. Chants included “How do you spell racist? CPD [Chicago Police Department],” and “Murderers.” Protests have continued, drawing intense local media and political attention. “This department is racist . . . and we’re tired of it,” said one of the organizers.

    There were no protests against the taking of the carjacking victim’s life. Carjackings have nearly tripled in Chicago since 2015, averaging two per day in 2017 and close to that in 2018. In August 2016, officers tried to pull over a car involved in an earlier carjacking; someone inside the car opened fire and hit one of the officers in the face. The shooter was on parole for attempted armed robbery. In January 2017, a teen carjacker ambushed a 34-year-old mother in an alleyway where she had been parking her car. His initial blow to her head with his gun was so severe that it temporarily blinded her. “Quit trying to kick back, you white bitch,” the assailant said as he pistol-whipped her. Before the attack, the mother had noticed a van suspiciously idling in the alleyway, but decided to continue about her business, likely second-guessing herself about “racial profiling.”
Go read it all. It's just too bad the people who need to read it never will - the truth hurts.


AlderAsshole Update

  • Alderman John Arena’s office recently filed complaints with oversight agencies about social media comments by police officers and dozens of government workers who oppose a mixed-income housing project.

    The City of Chicago recently released documents showing Arena's office collected information on roughly 70 individuals who expressed crime-related concerns about the proposed housing complex that will be located at 5150 N. Northwest Highway.

    These individuals included police officers, firefighters, retired teachers, a Chicago Park District employee and Chicago Public Library worker.
It seems like alderasshole has filed the formal complaints now, meaning a government official, in the United States of America, has attempted to suppress free speech based solely on actions taken as private citizens.

Where's the fucking ACLU now?

Time to sue for damages ladies and gentlemen.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Consent Decree Leaks?

  • The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is fighting to get a pending consent decree it considers heavily anti-police tossed out before the document is enacted and potentially brings a dramatic overhaul to the city’s police policy.

    “The consent decree will make the simplest police duties and actions rife with ambiguity, and set up officers for discipline no matter how professional or appropriate their conduct,” Chicago FOP Vice President Martin Preib wrote in a statement to Fox News.

    Fox News obtained what is believed to be a draft of the consent decree, which has been years in the making and is expected to be unveiled for the public in the near future.
This thing has disaster written all over it:
  • Police say one proposal they’re most concerned about would require officers to fill out a report every time they point their gun at a person.

    A portion of a decree draft reads, “Any time a CPD officer points a firearm at a person, the incident should be documented in a written report containing: the subject’s actual or perceived race, ethnicity, age and gender; the officer’s badge number, rank, and unit; the date, time and location of the incident; the outcome of the incident, including whether an arrest or citation was issued; and a narrative describing the reasons for the officer’s actions.”
You young kids might not have been taught this, but do you know why there is no written order dictating when you can or cannot unsnap and unholster your pistol? Because the Department, Courts and intelligent people realize that they cannot dictate an Officer's perception of danger. Dumbasses, like Lightfoot, Madigan, and democrats in general think that everyone else can dictate hurt feelings, perceived racism, assorted phobias and complain about it - but not a police officer's professional observations of when something is about to go sideways.

Lightfoot wasted no time blaming the FOP:
  • Mayoral challenger Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday demanded that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration ask a presiding federal judge to investigate the leak of what was described as a draft consent decree outlining the terms for federal court oversight over the Chicago Police Department.

    The former Police Board president who co-chaired the Mayor’s Task Force on Police Accountability demanded the investigation after Fox News posted a story contending that the network had obtained a draft of the consent decree being negotiated between City Hall and retiring Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

    Lightfoot hinted strongly that she believes the source of the leak was the Fraternal Order of Police, which tried again last week to slow down negotiations aimed at forcing federal court oversight over the Chicago Police Department just as an attorney representing Black Lives Matter and other groups was saying the “clock is ticking” on a consent decree.
We're of the opinion that the supposed "carve outs" aren't going to be enough to hang onto contract protections. If the FOP did leak it, good job. This thing needs to be derailed, or at least delayed until after the election. We're hearing very strong whispers that Rahm won't even be around.

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This Idiot Again?

Lemon Record is attempting to stay relevant...and failing:
  • I just filed a complaint against Chicago police officer Fernando Flores for racial profiling against District Commander Gloria Hanna. The details of my complaint is below which is now in the hands of COPA (Civilian Office of Police Accountability).

    MY COMPLAINT: Chicago police officer of the Fraternal Order of Police Fernando Flores has filed a complaint against Chicago Police South Chicago District Commander Gloria Hanna for claiming she was out of uniform the evening/night of Saturday, July 14, 2018 during a protest in the South Shore community on the 7100 block of Jeffery and Chapel after a Chicago police officer fatally shot and killed a 37 year-old barber who worked in the South Shore community name Harith Augustus.

    As a Chicago resident and a United States citizen, I'm filing this complaint against Officer Fernando Flores for racial profiling and for not spending his time on focusing on the bigger picture which is keeping my community of South Shore safe from violence. As a district commander, her responsibility is to represent the department/district in the field, supervise major crime scenes, public safety incidents and other events. She was and is hired and assigned to assist with community ordeals in that area, and that's exactly what she was doing. She was doing her job.

    Without her belt and uniform shirt, she had on her bulletproof vest which gave residents a indication that she was the police and was in fact in uniform. Her identity was not mistaken by residents. Officer Fernando Flores states in a Chicago Suntimes article that 'Any time you're in the public, you're supposed to be in uniform."

    According to the Chicago Police Department Uniform and Property U04-01 Personal Appearance, Uniform/Citizen's Dress and Equipment, all sworn and uniformed civilian members are required to wear or carry ONLY PRESCRIBED, ALTERNATE or OPTIONAL items authorized by the Department WHILE ON DUTY. District Commander Gloria Hanna optionally made a decision to only wear her bulletproof vest during the protest which other officers who was present ensured her safety as well.

    I, Lamon Reccord was present during the protest and physically saw District Commander Gloria Hanna in her bulletproof vest keeping the peace between protestors and officers by approaching the crowd and listening to the cries, concerns and frustration of the residents. If District Commander Gloria Hanna was a person non of color and was only in her bulletproof vest, its a guarantee officer Fernando Flores would have never filed a complaint.
The ridiculousness of this entire complaint should mean it gets unfounded as soon as it arrives. None of what she was wearing is "alternative" or "optional." She's getting $150K and a free car - how much effort does it take to keep a spare uniform in the car? We keep one in our locker just in case we get mud, blood or other crap on it. It isn't difficult at all and we don't make anything close to her salary.

And if she was carrying her gun in her sweatpants pocket (as numerous sharp eyed readers are saying) that is an entire new set of violations.

And you have to laugh out loud at Lemon's contention that a guy assigned to the airport is somehow responsible for the South Shore community. His allegation of "racial profiling" is a joke unless he thinks he is actually a mind reader - he may have been idiot profiling, but racial?

It's truly sad that stupidity isn't painful.


Is This a Joke?

Rumor Central:
  • I heard from a reliable source that the Sup is really mad at SCC and is mad at all the posts making him look bad. He is just trying to do what’s good for everyone. He said all the changes he implanted is for our own good and we should be happy. When he joined the protest on the expressway was to show the community he understands them. He wants to start having new recruits do some community service so they can get more involved with the community they serve and learn the joy of helping others. He believes the problem with the department is older officers are resisting to changes that the city needs to foster positive relationships with partnering with the community. He also wants to revisit the use of force policy. He thinks it should be scaled back more. Also he wants uniforms to blend in more with the community. Not having the community feel like they have been taken over by an occupied force. He said he wants to get all this done before February.
Special Ed is looking bad because he's a moron, a puppet, and attempting to straddle a fence that should not be straddled. Stop calling the families of dead assailants and start releasing statement of support for the police. Maybe point out that the "community" has certain responsibilities, too.

Special Ed also shouldn't be worried about what insignificant blog readers are saying and worry about how he's going to lead a department that is so far gone, it has almost ceased to function as a law enforcement agency.


Once Again....

Dancing around the obvious - did anyone call Eric Holder?
  • As the number of jobs downtown rapidly increased in recent years, the number of people with those jobs who also live in Chicago’s vulnerable, African-American communities declined, a new study shows.

    It means that even as more residents obtained well-paying downtown jobs, fewer of those workers were living in communities where their salaries could have benefited neighborhoods that are hurting economically, the study’s authors said. Some long-struggling communities like Englewood, West Englewood and Auburn Gresham haven’t benefited from Chicago’s downtown jobs boom, the study found.

    “This speaks to the cost of segregation,” said Alden Loury, director of research and evaluation for the Metropolitan Planning Council and one of the lead authors of the study. “It’s not that nobody who lives on the South or West Sides works downtown. It means that as the number of jobs have grown, these neighborhoods just haven’t benefited. The basic question for us was: While there was dramatic growth and economic development downtown, what was participation for communities that have long struggled look like?”
  • Downtown Chicago has experienced significant job growth since 2010, but a new analysis shows the number of residents from majority-black Chicago communities who work in the city center has decreased.

    The new analysis, produced by the Metropolitan Planning Council, found that the Loop, the Near North Side and the Near West Side added 65,000 new jobs between the start of 2010 and the end of 2015, with the number of jobs in those three areas totaling 715,000 as of 2015.

    Yet the number of those jobs held by residents who live in majority-black communities on the South and West sides dropped. During the five-year period, the number of employees working downtown who were living in those communities shrunk by nearly 1,500.

    Residents of these communities made up only 10.6 percent of the workforce downtown at the end of 2015, the analysis also showed.
Gee, who was president during this decline in community jobs? 2015....hopefully it wasn't anyone from here. That'd be embarrassing to have a president come from Chicago, Illinois and have the entire city and state end up even worse off than when he started.

And these well paying jobs - did they require an actual diploma or GED? Did the City Colleges anticipate this emerging job market and push an educational agenda that would have benefited the economically depressed communities neglected by the then-president's administration?

As Special Ed is fond of saying, we have more questions than answers.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Meme of the Day

From readers too numerous to count:

Thanks to everyone who sent this one in.

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Manufactured Protests?

Our old blogging friend Jack Dunphy turns his eye (and his national platform) to Chicago:
  • Will anyone in Chicago be embarrassed by this? Will any of the perpetually and professionally outraged say, “Gosh, maybe we were too quick to judge”? Will any of them look at the police body camera footage and say, “Yes, the guy had a gun and was trying to pull it out on the officers, so they had to shoot him”?

    When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., nearly four years ago, the fable quickly spread that he had presented no threat, that he had said to the officer, “Hands up, don’t shoot” just before he was mercilessly cut down. Investigators learned this was false within an hour of the shooting, yet the myth of Michael Brown as martyred hero was allowed to persist, and even when it was proven false beyond any doubt by the local investigation and that conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (headed by Eric Holder, remember), the roots of the myth had grown so deep that, sadly, there are many who still believe it.

    Despite the myth’s foundation on a lie, riots and protests continued for months in Ferguson and throughout the St. Louis area, with similar protests occurring across the country. Those protesters, I said at the time, were deluded fools, and I pointed out that a march in downtown St. Louis passed along a route that took them within a block of the scenes of two recent murders, both of which had claimed the lives of black victims. In St. Louis, it seemed, the only black lives that mattered were those taken by the police.

    Which brings us to recent events in Chicago, where foolish delusion appears to have reached new heights (or lows, if you prefer). On Saturday, Chicago police officers on foot patrol in the South Shore neighborhood approached Harith Augustus, whom they suspected was carrying a gun. What happened next followed a script that has been repeated over and over, with only the details changing from one incident to the next. Augustus refused the officers’ commands and ran away while trying to pull the gun out of a holster. To protect [him]self and [his] partners, an officer shot and killed him.
Which brings us to this "tweet" by Tribune reporter Will Lee (reader screen shot):

You can see another Tribune reporter - Peter Nickeas - "retweeted" it. Maybe the Trib reporters are discovering the "protests" aren't as grassroots as they're meant to be viewed?

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Where Are These "Protests?"

  • Weekend gun violence left five people dead and at least 22 others wounded in Chicago, including a man who drove himself to a gas station before dying of a gunshot wound on the South Side.
The HeyJackass stats tell a slightly higher story - 7 dead, 23 maimed. And Chicago will pass 300 this week.

And not a single protest scheduled for any of these shootings, aside from the justified one.

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Uniform Complaint Filed

Make the untouchable live by the same rules:
  • A Chicago Police officer who is a Fraternal Order of Police trustee has filed a complaint with the Civilian Office of Police Accountability accusing the commander of the South Chicago District of being out of uniform during a tense stand-off between citizens and police that followed Saturday’s police shooting of Harith Augustus.

    Police Officer Fernando Flores said Commander Gloria Hanna endangered herself and her fellow officers by showing up at the protest unarmed without any of the equipment she needed to make an arrest or protect herself.

    “Any time you’re in the public, you’re supposed to be in uniform,” said Flores, a police officer assigned to the unit that protects O’Hare Airport.

    “She’s out of uniform. She doesn’t have a uniform shirt on. She doesn’t have her duty belt, which consists of a firearm, handcuffs, possibly some mace and a baton. She doesn’t have what she would have to affect an arrest. Not only did she endanger herself in a near-riot situation. But, the people now have to look out for her to make sure that she’s safe.”

    Hanna could not be reached for comment.
You can bet Special Ed and Rahm are hiding her until shit blows over. Perhaps they ought to have a special review session at the Academy?

Earned not given.


Groundhog Day

So pflakey saw the shadows of dollar bills the other morning.

Six more weeks of highway protests.

Or this:

Go for it Mikey.

If you want to see Mikey get his ass handed to himself, check out this video over at Fox where our old friend Todd Vandermyde dismantles the phony pfather, gets in a hilarious "pfaker" mispronunciation and goads Mikey into mentioning the blog. Mikey denies denies denies, but that doesn't make all of our information 100% accurate.


Out on Bail, Out of State

  • An Uptown man who has been awaiting trial for multiple weapons cases in the North Side neighborhood has died in rural Calaveras County, California, after he jumped from a moving SUV that had been used in the robbery of a large marijuana shipment, according to media reports.

    Donter Essex, 29, was free on bond while awaiting trial in Chicago for two separate gun charges in Uptown. Now, it looks like he took his criminal show on the road while Cook County’s wheels of justice turned.
Correct us if we're wrong, but one of the conditions of bail is to not leave the state, especially in the case of a felony charge. You'd think with Class X felony charges, bail might be a tiny bit high, but no.

The California report is a marvel of understatement:
  • The robbers sped off in the pot-filled van and several other vehicles, including a Range Rover that was driven by Essex. Minutes after the robbery was reported, a local deputy saw a caravan composed of vehicles matching those used in the robbery.

    When the deputy and the California Highway Patrol tried to pull Essex over, the Chicagoan accelerated and then “exited out of the Range Rover while it was still traveling at a high rate of speed,” according to the report. Essex was pronounced dead at the scene, and robbery evidence was found next to his body.
We certainly hope there is in-car camera video of this event and it ends up in a highlight real somewhere. But how did he even make bail on these charges?
  • Back home, Essex has been awaiting trial for throwing a gun onto the roof of an Uptown Dunkin’ Donuts while being chased by police. He was charged with Class X felony armed habitual criminal; felony unlawful use of a weapon by a felon; two felony counts of aggravated battery of a police officer; two felony counts of resisting police; and misdemeanor resisting arrest. A “friend” posted $10,000 for him to go free awaiting trial.
Nice system you got there Tommy, Timmy, and Toni.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Isn't It Ironic?

So the protestors were getting ready for a third night of protesting the police stopping and shooting a feloniously armed individual around 71st and Chappel. You'll never guess what happened:
  • Police are responding to shooting in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.

    The incident happened near 71st and Chappel around 5:30 p.m. Monday, about one block away from where a fatal police-involved shooting happened over the weekend.

    Police say a man was shot, possibly hit in the leg. It is unclear what happened or if anyone is in custody at this time.

    There is no reason to believe the incident is related to the shooting over the weekend.
Sure there's not. A shooting, just two or three blocks from where there was just a shooting.Can't be related at all. Maybe they can have a two-for-one protest march?


FOP Calls Out Media

This and other examples of bias ought to be Tweeted, Facebooked, blogged, and press released every single day:
  • The Fraternal Order of Police is accusing an “activist, one-sided” Chicago media of “ramping up every angle they could muster to paint” the police shooting of Harith Augustus as “unjustified,” even though the shooting was “text book legitimate.”

    “This shooting by the police was entirely justified,” FOP President Kevin Graham was quoted as saying in a post on the police union’s blog.

    “The offender refused to obey the lawful commands of the police.”
We would further attach examples of Terry Stops, ILCS excerpts, Supreme Court decisions and precedent, even CCL information about what is taught to and expected of Concealed Carriers and how the dead lawbreaker failed to adhere to even a single one of these examples.

We would start with our oft-cited example of the media calling a dead OFFENDER a victim. The VICTIMS are the police officers and the media already lays the liberal groundwork for a bent narrative by not clarifying that immediately.

Look at the reporters biases. Like this fool:

In October of 2014 when McDonald was shot, this goof was a sports writer/editor at the Loyola college newspaper. Sports. But here he is bringing his supposed "expertise" to what turned out being a completely justified shooting of an armed individual attempting to draw a gun on police. Then he himself ignored numerous lawful orders to vacate a parking lot that was being used as a staging area for numerous aggravated batteries of police and got moved out of the area. Typical millennial red-diaper baby.

Destroy the media narrative. It won't appear in print of course - the media isn't going to point out it's own biases - but it might get out to people at large via social media and word of mouth. And maybe people will start wondering why the media is always so anti-police when the police are the ones acting within the rules.

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P.O.W.E.R. Test Returns

It used to be you had to pass the POWER test to get into the Academy, then pass it four other times during the training, including to graduate.

That rule was suspended and a whole bunch of classes only had to pass the entry POWER test.

Now the test is back multiple times.

Multiple comments and more than a few e-mails claim this is related to a certain high-ranking member's son finally graduating and not having to strain himself.

Earned, not given, unless you're related to someone.

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Forty-What Now?

  • A 63-year-old father of 43 children was found beaten to death Sunday afternoon in his home on Chicago's West Side.

    The body of John Hearring -- known as Nicholas -- was discovered with head trauma in his upstairs apartment in the 1000-block of North Leamington Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood.

    Multiple family members confirmed that he had 43 children.
Yeah, we had to read it twice to make sure, too.

We can just barely afford the couple that we've got and this guy had forty-three? He must have held down four jobs, nine-days-a-week, 385 days a year without a single vacation or break just to afford the first 30 kids. He surely had all sorts of time for them and their Little League games, birthdays, play dates and eventual church weddings.

Or are we missing something?


Where's the Outrage?

A sharp eyed reader pointed this out:

He was about to violate Rahm's "No Handguns" placard!!!

Alert the media! Alert Phlakey!!


Children's Fund

A fund has been established for the children of Officer Krueger who recently took his own life. No matter what you may have heard and no matter your feelings one way or the other, the kids didn't ask for this burden. Info is as follows:
  • Chase Bank
    C/O Brandon.Krueger Children’s Fund
    12657 S. Ridgeland
    Palos Heights, IL 60463
Comments closed here. Informational post only.


Monday, July 16, 2018

Ed, Shut Up

  • Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson released body camera footage Sunday that shows a CPD officer fatally shooting an armed man less than a day earlier in the South Shore neighborhood.

    Calling the shooting a “tragic lost of life,” Johnson said “if we expect neighborhoods to cooperate with police, we need to do our part to remain transparent.”
No Ed, it wasn't a "tragic loss of life." It was a criminal refusing to follow (a) the Law and (B) lawful police orders to comply with a completely legal and justifiable Terry Stop.

We expect neighborhoods to cooperate because it's the correct thing to do...part of the Social Contract that makes America work. The fact that some neighborhoods seem to ignore this is why they can't break the cycle of poverty.

This is ridiculous though:
  • Earlier Sunday, Johnson said the department showed the video to some of Augustus’ family members, including his mother and stepfather.

    Johnson said he offered his “sincerest condolences” to the family, but then added he recognizes the incident has been tough on officers and the department is supporting them.
Anyone know if Special Ed called on the involved officers? Visited the other cops injured by flying urine-filled bottles, rocks and other debris? Or send Commander Bangles to tell them that their actions were completely justified and not to worry about COPA and lawsuits? Or isn't Rahm allowing you to do that? It would be bad visuals we suppose - supporting the police who are acting in a completely legal and justified manner. Can't have that now can we? The "community" might get ideas.

Time to resign Ed. Tell Rahm he lost the "community" vote and just leave.

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RD Number Generated (Update - and Gone)

So an police report was generated naming Jesse Sr., the pfake pfather and Special Ed as offenders in a Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land. The officer involved is taking credit, here and elsewhere:
  • It was a Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land JB346816
    OFFENDERS: Eddie Johnson
    Jesse Sr

    Yes it's TRUE because I'm the one who filed it
    John Catanzara 008
So let's break this down for a second. The Superintendent has been named as an offender. The still pictures and video pretty much prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he did in fact trespass on the expressway and marched with protestors. He is guilty. Period. End stop.

Will Kim Foxxx follow up with a slam dunk case? It only improves her conviction rate, which is what pretty much all States Attorneys run for reelection on. Special Ed isn't facing any jail time since it appears to be his first offense. He should most certainly get Administrative Charges for a number of Rule violations.

If nothing happens, we're going to say that IAD, COPA and the CCSA Office have lost all legitimacy concerning any attempts to discipline officers for anything - city stickers, court deviations, even CR numbers. The inability or political unwillingness to proceed forward with a case in which there is zero doubt would mean anything with reasonable doubt is cannot be fairly investigated.

And if, on the outside chance, something actually does happen, Special Ed should resign immediately in disgrace as he has lost all authority (moral and actual) granted to him by Order, Ordinance and Law and betrayed his Oath to uphold each.

  • Anonymous said...Rd # has since been canceled and it says due to violation of department rules and regulations when you search it
So now it's a violation of Department Rules to report wrong doing of a co-worker - which seems to be in direct violation of all sorts of findings, laws, ordinances, Rahm statements and at least one Department of Justice report. It would definitely seem to imply there is some sort of "code of silence" or something.

The only route left is to file a report with the Illinois State Police. Perhaps they don't consider criminal acts caught on video to be a "violation" of their department rules.


Commander Bangles

Isn't there some rule about uniforms?

That doesn't appear to be a regulation shirt.

Nor hair length.

Certainly not earrings.

And the arm jewelry? She's not going to be much help in a melee.

Where's the flood? Are those regulation pants?

Check out the reflection on those sneaks.

Anyone seen her gun? Because she ain't wearing it.

She has just shown up at a police shooting in her District, possibly by members of her command. She is the person in charge until a Deputy or higher shows up. She might be tasked with making a statement to the media.

"Earned, not Given."


Non Violent Car Jacking

  • An attempted carjacking turned into a homicide Sunday morning, killing a 59-year-old woman in West Humboldt Park, police said.

    About 7:15 a.m., police were called to the 900 block of North Kedvale Avenue on the city’s West Side on a report that a woman was shot. Authorities learned that a 71-year-old man, a 70-year-old woman and the 59-year-old woman all were in a vehicle when a short, thin black man in his 20s wearing a red hoodie walked up to the driver’s side of the vehicle and pulled a gun on the driver in an attempt to steal the vehicle, according to a statement from police.

    The man who was driving continued on and the would-be carjacker began firing at the back of the vehicle, police said. The 59-year-old woman was shot in the back of the head.

    She was rushed to Stroger Hospital in critical condition and later was pronounced dead, police said.
Anyone here when the protests are scheduled? Is Mikey allowed to travel that far west or do his handlers not want him seen in rival territory?


FOIA Numbers

Our Sometime-Stat-Guy has come up with a few new charts:

And property crime clearance rates are falling, too:

We're thinking that needle isn't going to move until the Department doubles the size of the D-unit and spends a bit of money on actual professional evidence collection and processing.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Body Cam Footage

This is a picture of a gun, holster and magazine rig:

And this is a picture of an OFFENDER with a shooting grip on said pistol:

Here's a link to the body cam footage over at the Tribune:
Anyone know when the community is going to start lining up to offer apologies to the Officers and the Chicago Police Department for their lies, slanders, assaults, batteries, and generally being assholes flying off the handle based on incomplete and pretty much wrong information?

And more than a few reporters need to be in line to apologize, too.

UPDATE: We know the media isn't going to apologize - they have an agenda to push. So we'll settle for them re-interviewing each of the assholes they broadcast and printed yesterday and today with the people (or folks) who said the offender was unarmed, a concealed carried licensee or just minding his own business before he went and cured cancer or something.

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Shooting - South

  • A man has died after police shot him Saturday evening in the South Shore neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

    Paramedics responded to the 7100 block of South Chappel Avenue shortly after 5:30 p.m. and took the victim, an adult male, to Jackson Park Hospital, where he will be pronounced dead, said Larry Merritt, a fire department spokesman.

    No police officers were injured, said head police spokesman Anthony [Google-me], who used 2098 E. 71st St. as the address of the shooting.
You have to wonder about a fire department spokesman predicting someone will be declared dead.

No cops injured. Keep all sworn members involved in your thoughts.


Nice Airport Rahm

  • The deputy commissioner for Chicago's Aviation Department has been forced out of his post, officials confirmed Thursday, a day after reports he received a five-day suspension.

    "Mr. Manzano no longer works for the Chicago Department of Aviation," a department spokesperson said. "We do not comment on personnel matters."

    NBC 5 first revealed in May that Juan Manzano, the point person for the city's concessions at O'Hare and Midway airports, faced five complaints of harassment and bullying from male and female aviation employees.

    The allegations of threatening behavior surfaced days after Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a new anti-harassment campaign tied to the #MeToo movement.
Rahm would keep a serial killer on staff if it would help him garner votes, so a serial harasser isn't hard to imagine. Hell, we see who he keeps in the upper echelons of CPD, and their antics would embarrass anyone with a functioning conscience.

So with Ginger leaving, this guy being forced out and the assorted rumors of mismanagement and misappropriation, one has to wonder if a few chickens aren't coming home to roost.


Ride to Remember

Thanks to the e-mailers who sent this in:

Before you know it, it'll be time for "Toys for Tots."

Ride while you can.

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DNAInfo Returns?

With a new name and now with advertising as it isn't cheap to run an actual news organization:
We shall see if this ends up like the first version - a mostly independent news site that tries to cover smaller local stories the mainstream media won't - even if they leaned a bit to the left - or just another pipe in the Rahm organ. Lord knows another outlet that Rahm can't control would be a welcome addition to the landscape.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Too Much Politics

Who has heard anything about this? Because it sounds like fun, but obviously a lot of "behind-the-scenes" type stuff:
  • SCC, OT, but could you look into last week's FLOP board meetng? Please. Maybe get a copy of the minutes.

    It took a cuple guys on the Board well over a year of trying to get the FLOP to finally intervene in the "consent decree" lawsuit that Lisa Madigan brought against the City. Rahm and Lisa has been working feverishly with the "community" to get to a agreed consent decree to fuck CPD over. FLOP lawyers Fioretti and D'Alba did not support the FOP intervening. WHY IS THAT??????

    Anyhow, FLOP finally grows a pair and votes to intervene and files a motion to get into the case. Lisa Madigan, who earlier would not even discuss the case with FLOP, now offers all kinds of concessions and carve outs.

    Rahm is enraged at FLOP for likely derailing his consent decree, but the City offers concessions too because Rahm has to have a consent decree. Politics, you know.

    Then, at last week's board meeting, three Board members (and the lawyers) want to take the "deal", drop the court intervention and jump right in bed with Rahm and Lisa. Who, you ask? Why, none other than the vertically challenged threesome of "disappearing lawsuit" Greg Bella, "Teeny" Deany Angelo, and the Squire of Lincolnshire himself, Kevin Graham. What......the........fuck? One term, Graham. That is all you are getting. Just like your buddy Dean.
Anyone on the Board with actual knowledge want to comment? Because it's sounding like a serious effort to de-certify would be in the cards if any consent decree "negotiating" with Rahm and Madigan is being undertaken, especially at the behest of connected lawyers.

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Memorial Ride

Riding season:

Always a fun time.

We know the Area 4 Ride to Remember is coming up, too. Any posters?

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Talented Feet

A tourist FROM Chicago experiencing something tourists TO Chicago haven' least to our knowledge:
  • A homeless South Florida man with no arms has been charged with stabbing a Chicago tourist.

    Miami Beach police say 46-year-old Jonathan Crenshaw held a pair of scissors with his feet and stabbed 22-year-old Cesar Coronado just after midnight early Tuesday. The Miami Herald reports that Crenshaw is a popular fixture in the area, known for painting on canvases along a trendy spot in South Beach.

    According to the arrest report, Crenshaw says he was lying down when Coronado approached him and punched him in the head. Police say Crenshaw stabbed Coronado twice and fled. A friend who was traveling with Coronado said they asked Crenshaw for directions when he suddenly jumped up and stabbed Coronado in his arm. He was taken to the hospital.
Might be self-defense if the homeless guy is telling the truth. The alleged victim should be embarrassed to admit a homeless guy with no arms stabbed him though, especially if he had just punched him in the head.

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New York? Again?

  • An assistant inspector general riding herd over the New York Police Department has been chosen to serve as Chicago’s deputy inspector general for public safety. Joseph Lipari replaces Laura Kunard, who resigned from the $137,052-a-year job in January after just six months on the job.

    Kunard’s sudden resignation was a setback to the ongoing and monumental effort to reform the Chicago Police Department after the police shooting of Laquan McDonald. It was also an embarrassment to Inspector General Joe Ferguson, who chose her after a painstaking search. It forced Ferguson to conduct yet another nationwide search. On Thursday, the inspector general announced he has found his man in Lipari, who must be confirmed by the City Council.

    [...] Lipari’s background appears to make him uniquely qualified to bird-dog the Chicago Police Department, particularly at a time when Chicago is still struggling to decide what form civilian review should take.

    Ferguson said his choice led investigations into NYPD’s “Use-of-Force reporting, Crisis Intervention Team training and dispatch procedures, and inefficiencies in NYPD’s complaint tracking system.” Lipari was also responsible for supervising staff, and coordinating with the investigations unit.
Another carpetbagger comes to town.


Friday, July 13, 2018

Baltimore De-Policing

A pretty well written article - which is surprising considering it's from USA Today:
  • Just before a wave of violence turned Baltimore into the nation’s deadliest big city, a curious thing happened to its police force: officers suddenly seemed to stop noticing crime.

    Police officers reported seeing fewer drug dealers on street corners. They encountered fewer people who had open arrest warrants.

    Police questioned fewer people on the street. They stopped fewer cars.

    In the space of just a few days in spring 2015 – as Baltimore faced a wave of rioting after Freddie Gray, a black man, died from injuries he suffered in the back of a police van – officers in nearly every part of the city appeared to turn a blind eye to everyday violations. They still answered calls for help. But the number of potential violations they reported seeing themselves dropped by nearly half. It has largely stayed that way ever since.

    “What officers are doing is they’re just driving looking forward. They’ve got horse blinders on,” says Kevin Forrester, a retired Baltimore detective.
The entire article is extensive, covers both sides of the debate, and interviews a bunch of retired cops who have devastating insight into the political and social consequences of the "de-policing" phenomenon. Heather MacDonald did it first and more in depth, but for a USA Today article, it is deserving of a read.


Pfleger Pfailure

  • Six people were killed and eight others were wounded by gun violence between about 2 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. Wednesday across Chicago.

    The most recent fatal shooting happened at 11:44 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Old timers might remember the politically incorrect comedian Sam Kinison and his joke about how to solve hunger in Ethiopia - "Move to where the food is!!!"

Perhaps Mikey ought to take a page from that book and "March where the violence is!!!" and leave the weekend commuters on the Dan Ryan alone.

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Overtime Down 30%

  • Overtime spending in the Chicago Police Department dropped 30 percent during the first quarter, thanks to tighter controls to rein in, what Inspector General Joe Ferguson called an “unchecked culture of abuse.”

    From January through April, police officers were paid $29.7 million in overtime, down from $42.1 million during the same period a year ago.


    Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the effort to rein in overtime has been helped by strategic deployment centers now located in “half” of Chicago’s 22 police districts.

    They use predictive analytics, ShotSpotter technology and new high-definition surveillance cameras to stop crime before it occurs.

    “It helps us to be more proactive and streamline where we’re going. We know where to put the officers to be proactive to stop some of the violence,” he said.
Special Ed has officially jumped the shark. Shotspotter does nothing to "stop" crime. It is a passive system that detects when a crime (firing a gun within city limits) has already occurred. It has prevented nothing. The hi-def cameras are nice - if they're up, working, recording, and pointed in the right direction. Otherwise, you have something like a 30% chance of actually catching crime when it's set on a random search pattern.

On a sarcastic note, we heard that homicide shooting clearance rates are down 30% from last year's abysmal 20% clearance rate.



For real?
  • Hey SSC,

    There is an PPO F/3 from second watch who recently had roll call weapons inspection. Lt. find out there is no ammo in her magazine, nor one in the cWTFhamber. She admitted she didn’t carry her ammo on her because she didn’t want to have to shoot anyone. She’s almost off status and has been riding around with officers for months. Instead of sending her back to the academy to fire her, the practically give her a promotion and throw her in [...] Caps office. She’s a 39 y/o and has no clout. 
Honest to....look Snowflakes - if you don't want to do the job, then don't accept the job. You're cheating taxpayers out of the cost it takes to train you and you might be cheating whomever you happen to be working with if the shit hits the fan.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

What Shortage?

  • Chicago City Wire has learned that Chicago Police (CPD) routinely has only two members of its SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) unit on duty in the city overnight.

    The source said that from 2 to 6 a.m., CPD SWAT officials "on call" might show up for an incident, say, of domestic terrorism in Chicago. Or they might not.

    "There are volunteers on standby, but they are not required to respond," the source said.

    The source said that the CPD has a total of 60 full-time deployable SWAT members as part of its Special Functions Division. But they perform other duties as well.
This isn't truly a "new" issue. The old HBT Unit never had more than a few officers overnight and that was based on actual call-outs and event histories. The fact was that between 0200 and 0600, not much actually happened, so the decision was made to have one undermanned overnight team. 9/11 should have altered that thinking a bit, but much of the time, the first units to get cut and lose funding during a budget crunch (real or manufactured) are the specialized units.


Be Aware

In production and shipping nationwide:

  • The Ideal Conceal smartphone handgun is now in production and shipping to dealers around the country.

    On March 20, 2016, Breitbart News reported that Kirk Kjellberg created a handgun that looks like a cell phone. The main difference between the handgun and a smartphone is that the former fires two rounds for self-defense while the latter only allows you to dial 911 after you have been attacked and need first responders.
Careful out there.


Arguments of Venue Change

  • Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke cannot get a fair jury trial in Cook County because of highly prejudicial and extensive news coverage, a consultant hired by the defense has concluded, saying the officer’s fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald “remains seared in the public’s consciousness.”

    “Neither the size of Cook County nor the passage of time have ameliorated the prejudicial impact of pervasive media coverage surrounding the McDonald shooting on the jury pool,” Bryan Edelman was quoted as saying in a newly filed memo seeking to move the upcoming trial from Chicago. “As prospective jurors reported, the defendant would have a difficult time convincing them that he is not guilty of murder.”

    The long-awaited report by the California-based trial consultant was not made public, but references to his findings were included in a memo filed Tuesday...
When you hear the word "murderer" chanted at you a couple times a week, and dozens of stories about similar incidents, you can bet that the jury pool has been irrevocably tainted.


Wrong House

  • A man was fatally shot while trying to break into a home Tuesday night in the Gage Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

    The man, thought to be in his 40s, was trying to break into a home in the 5700 block of South California when he was shot by a resident, according to Chicago Police. He then ran away.

    Officers responding to a call for the burglary at 10:17 p.m. arrived to find the man lying in the backyard with a gunshot wound to the neck, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
He won't be doing THAT again.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Oh This is Priceless

  • A veteran Cook County judge was hit with a misdemeanor gun charge after sheriff’s deputies saw him drop a pistol last week in the lobby of the county’s main criminal courthouse, authorities said.

    Judge Joseph Claps, who has presided over felony criminal cases at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, was reassigned last week to “nonjudicial duties” pending a meeting Wednesday of the circuit court’s executive committee, a spokesman for Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ office said.

    Claps was walking in the lobby of the courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue on July 3 when two deputies noticed a handgun fall out of a jacket draped over the judge’s arm, according to a sheriff’s incident report.

    Security cameras captured the gun tumbling out of Claps’ jacket as well as the judge picking up the silver pistol and putting it in his pants pocket, the report said.
What does a judge need a gun for? In court especially? Can't he just leave it in his car like Rahm and Toni expect everyone else to do? And now that he's been charged, does that negate him hearing a gun case ever again in the Cook County system?

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Nice CTA Rahm

The CTA needs some of these:

  • A female was killed and a man critically injured after the two stabbed each other following an argument that began on a CTA bus on the South Side, Chicago police said.

    The pair were arguing on the bus in the first block of East 63rd Street in the Washington Park neighborhood around 7:30 p.m. when the female stabbed the man, 37, in the upper right side of the shoulder.

    The man then got off the bus, and the female followed, police said.

    They struggled, and the man took the knife and stabbed the woman.
IF knives weren't allowed on the CTA, then this never ever would have happened.


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