Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Nice Shooting Scene Groot

  • Three people were shot, one fatally, Tuesday afternoon on a Gold Coast street known for its high-end retailers, officials said.

    Two shooters each exited from two separate vehicles and opened fire on a group standing outside the stores in the first block of East Oak Street, Chicago police deputy chief [...] said at the scene. A black and silver car then headed westbound, [...].

    A 26-year-old man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, [...]]. A 36-year-old man was also taken to Northwestern in serious condition and a 28-year-old woman was taken to Amita Health Saint Joseph Hospital where her condition was stabilized, police said.
This isn't just a "Gold Coast street known for its high-end retailers." Have you ever walked down the 0-100 Block of East Oak Street?  Shoes starting at hundred of dollars, suits and clothes in the thousands, watches starting at five digits. We walked down there once in our younger days and saw two Rolls Royces and a Ferrari parked on the street. Who parks a Rolls on the street?

East Oak Street is the playground of the super wealthy.....and they're getting a taste of what Groot has wrought on Chicago.


Knowing Your Opponent

The other day, Sharkey and his minions said (not verbatim) that Groot didn't have the balls to stand up to the teachers and they'd have schools shut down all fall. To prove his point, he called for a House of Delegates meeting to authorize a strike over something we're pretty sure isn't a strike-able action.

Turns out he was 100% correct and Groot caved:
  • Chicago Public Schools students will start the new school year at home next month as officials plan to announce as soon as Wednesday that they’ll back off a proposal that would have put children in classrooms two days a week, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

    The decision to keep kids at home is an abrupt about-face from city officials who have faced heavy pressure from teachers and parents to go fully remote over health concerns during a pandemic, and who only four days ago asked families to tell CPS whether their children would opt into the district’s in-person plan.

    The switch, spearheaded by Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office, also comes mere hours after the city health commissioner said she was in favor of putting kids in schools with proper health protocols, and that she didn’t believe the risk of spread was significant.
So now - if we're reading this correctly - it's NOT about the science at all. It's about the teachers showing everyone exactly who their bitch is....and it's Groot.

They endorsed Prickwrinkle and lost. They walked out and squeezed an impossible raise out of the City. They kept all their members home AT FULL PAY for half a year and presided over online "attendance" that never topped 50%. And now they've made Groot cancel the entire first quarter of the coming year in complete contradiction of the science. Meanwhile, cops have been working three years and one month without a Contract, Groot disrespects our elected officers, her command staff cancels days off on whims and she's threatening to fire every cop she can for infractions that never even rose to the level of a Reprimand.

It's time for someone to look into pay cuts for the teachers. One quarter out of school means one quarter less supplies expended, one quarter less gas burned driving to work, one quarter less day-to-day expenses for showing up. A one quarter cut in pay seems like a good starting point.


Minnesota Video

No wonder the American media was keeping this under wraps, even though they had it months ago. It fell on the British press to release the Floyd arrest body cam tapes, and, well, go see for yourself:
  • Late on Monday, The Daily Mail posted full body cam videos from two of the officers charged in connection with the death of George Floyd. These videos have been kept out of the public domain by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, and now we know why.

    The videos are from the body cams worn by Officer Thomas Lane and Officer Alex Kueng. The two videos run a combined 18 minutes long.
The tapes completely destroy the leftist narrative, the #blm fiction, and scumbag Ellison's case for murder against the cops involved. It also makes the riots and "peaceful" protests completely illegitimate.

The only damning thing seen on the tapes is the slow response to what turned out to be a medical emergency = and that's not murder. Not even close.

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Here We Go Again

014 the other night:

This while Groot was in southwest Michigan if our spies on her detail are correct.

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Breaking News

  • Robin Robinson, the former Chicago TV news anchor, is out after four years as director of community affairs for the Chicago Police Department. She was hired under former Superintendent Eddie Johnson to serve as a department spokesperson and to foster “stronger community faith and partnerships in Chicago’s neighborhoods.” She also served as director of the department’s Office of Restorative Justice Strategies.
This was some sort of quid pro quo for RR, who managed to snag around half-a-million from the CPD budget without once ever having been associated with law enforcement. She was also given a number of "merit" picks over the years, all of which continue to draw undeserved higher pay and pensions.

Our comments covered this a while back, but we don't think we gave it front page play - it didn't deserve it by any stretch of the imagination. If this spot goes unfilled, it further proves just how useless it was in the first place.


Tuesday, August 04, 2020


Someone ought to start looking into this one:
  • Rumor has it she, the wasp eyes let investors know Midway is for sale, bargain price, seeing the airlines are all flying half filled or less. Also, she already has Soldiers field on her list. She is not too slick but her minion alderthiefs eat her ass for all of her wants.

    It is totally over for Chicago, prime property is going to be worthless within 5 years. The entire loop void of any ground level businesses.

    Any business that does not leave Illinois will go to Lake and Dupage counties. The mutts fear the police there.

    Investors are buying as much vacant and occupied property they can in Gary.... big money got something up their sleeves!
CBOT and the Merc have been threatening to leave for years, especially if the Machine attempts to tax them by the trade or add some insane fee structure to transactions. There were more than a few rumors that they had built a trading floor just over the border in Indiana. In this digital day and age, with telecommuting and vastly improved virtual meeting software, this could very well be the "new normal" that drives the financial sector out of Chicago.

Conventions are gone for the foreseeable future. Airlines can't turn a profit. Professional sports are committing corporate suicide. The "Mag Mile" is a plywood forest and thousands of restaurants, shops and small businesses are gone, never to return.

The overreaction to a "disease" with a 99% survival rate may have just turned Chicago into Detroit in under a year.

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Twelves Again?

This rumor again?
  • Hey SCC, Just heard from a HQ source that starting Sept 2, thru Sept 8, 2020 1st watch all RDO's cancelled and the rest of the watch's going to 12 hr shifts. Just heads up.
And the inevitable question from us:
  • Why?
The only thing happening that set of dates is the possible opening of schools and Labor Day. And this is after spending the entire Department Overtime Budget during the month of June.

Confirm or debunk please - we've got plans, and so does half the Department. It'd be nice to get advance word for once in our careers.


More Math

A few mathematicians running numbers from yesterday's graphics:
  • New York: 0.36 shootings per million population per day
    Los Angeles: 0.70
    Chicago: 4.0

  • Doing a little more math, the numbers mean that there are
    8.5 people shot per 10,000 residents in Chicago,
    1.4 per 10,000 in LA and
    .76 per 10,000 in NYC.
    Which means you are 6X more likely to be shot in Chicago than in LA or 11X more likely to be shot in Chicago than in NYC.
Talk about your overachieving.

Crime is Down!


Minnesota Part II

Yesterday we noted that the MPD has told everyone that they need to surrender their property to thieves and follow instructions from robbers. That's pretty bad, but not as bad as their attorney general (who happens to have been credibly accused of beating women):
  • Keith Ellison, former Democrat National Committee vice chairman and current Minnesota attorney general, said he does not want police officers to respond to rape calls. The shocking policy suggestion occurred during a Zoom conversation featuring Ellison and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) to discuss racism and police reforms. The dialogue was moderated by White House correspondent for “PBS NewsHour” Yamiche Alcindor.

    Ellison stated: “If you’re a woman who’s been a victim of a sexual assault, and the assailant ran away, wouldn’t you rather talk to somebody who is trained in helping you deal with what you’re dealing with, as opossed [sic] to somebody whose main training is that they know how to use a firearm? Right?”
Well actually, most departments have trained officers who can respond to and investigate these types of crimes, many times leading to arrests and successful prosecutions. Officers/Detectives also have access to a wide array of social services to help victims of sex crimes put the pieces of their lives back together. And many times, someone there, armed and trained in the Use of Force, offers a sense of comfort and safety to someone who's world has been upended.

Ellison, an alleged woman beater, democrat, adherent of a "religion" that advocates the stoning of rape victims, and all around asshole, thinks cops shouldn't pursue perpetrators of the most vile of crimes.

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Media Trolling Again

This comment popped up after our story the other day:
  • Off topic for a quick moment,over 500 complaints have been made regarding the Norridge/Harwood Heights COVID Testing Site at Harlem and Forest Preserve Drive since the National Guard left the site. All of the complaints are from local residents who initially registered, pulled into a long line, and then decided that it was way too long of a wait and went home without being tested.Each resident that was not tested received a POSITIVE COVID Test result within 72 hours after not being tested. This house of cards is going to come tumbling down.
Here's the media pretending to be slick:
  • where can I find this info?
Perhaps by FOIA-ing the records and then reading them.

You know - investigating.

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We Don't Need No Stinkin Quarantine

Groot says if you travel to one of her "restricted states" you have to self quarantine for fourteen days.

If you're the police though, you're an "essential" employee and you don't have to....unless you use your own Time Due, Personal Days, BFD's or furlough time.

And it seems you don't even have to do that if you're an exempt:
  • So the commander of the 18th district [JS] returns from her Wisconsin vacation and does not self quarantine.
We're also kind of confused by these seemingly arbitrary rules:
  • Wisconsin is a "no go" state, but CPD is preparing to send a bunch of cops over the border to the democratic national convention;
  • Governor Fat-ass can spend most weekends at one of his many mansions, and then reappear at the next open buffet here in town;
  • no one can go to funerals, except if it's some congress-critter, then everyone who is anyone on the left can go and heap abuse on cops and the President;

It's a good thing Michigan isn't on the list as that's where Groot has been spending weekends for the past month or so. Or is Groot considered "essential" by some unknown metric?

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Monday, August 03, 2020

Amazing Numbers

So the other day, Chicago hit 2,300 shooting victims in 2020 (click for larger version):

Our stat guy took a look at these numbers and was inspired to create the following comparison (click for larger version):

Chicago has nearly DOUBLE the total shot that NYC and LA have COMBINED with a population somewhere near one-quarter of the two other metropolitan areas.

But crime is down and defund the police!

2020 Setting Records Everywhere

Building on the post directly above this one, a horrible set of numbers out of Minneapolis:
  • The wave of violence sweeping through Minneapolis has left more victims this year so far than the eight of the last ten full years, the Star Tribune reports
Not surprising as Minneapolis was Ground Zero for the false narrative unrest. Guess who is suffering the worst of the violence?

  • There have been more shootings so far this year in New York City than in all of 2019.

    A 24-year-old man who walked bleeding into Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx on Saturday night has pushed the city’s total number of shootings this year to 777 — topping the 776 recorded in all of last year, NYPD data compiled by The Post reveals.

    And it’s only the first days of August, with five more months before the year is over.
That means that every single time there is a shooting in New York City, it's an increase over last year. Even CompStat can't cover-up that fact - there is no "reduction." Everything is an increase in the "year-over-year" statistics.

No Crime Reduction Ribbon for the NYPD.

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Bats Again? (UPDATE)

That sporting implement that Crimesha, Groot and others insists is never a deadly weapon, is used to kill two people:
  • Police in Windermere (Florida) are investigating after they said a man killed two people with a baseball bat after being confronted for attempting to steal a truck.

    Officials were dispatched out to the 2900 block of Sunbittern Court around 11 p.m. Thursday evening after a 10-year-old called 911 to report his home was being burglarized. The boy was instructed to hide in a closet until police arrived. Investigators and hostage negotiators later arrived on scene to find Ezekiel Hopkins, 34, of Orlando, unconscious inside a bathroom in the home and took him into custody. They said he may have consumed bleach.

    Further investigation revealed Hopkins attempted to steal a truck from the home where he was confronted by the couple who’ve owned the home since 1999, John and Lisa Savey.

    Officials said Hopkins attacked and killed John Savey outside the home with a baseball bat. Hopkins then attacked Lisa Savey inside the home after she attempted to retreat, according to police. Lisa Savey survived the attack and sustained serious injuries. The couple’s 30-year-old son, James Savey, was also attacked with a baseball bat inside the home. Officials said he died on scene.
Blunt instruments (like bats) are used to kill more people than the "assault" rifles that Groot insists are shipped here en masse by the President.

UPDATE: Get a look at what happened prior to the double murder:
  • Officials said prior to responding to the Saveys’ home, members of the Ocoee Police Department observed a suspicious vehicle on Ocoee Apopka Rd behind a construction area. The vehicle fled, which investigators believe may have been at a high rate of speed down McGuire Road and was not pursued pursuant to policy, according to police. The vehicle then drove over a berm off Park Avenue before crashing into a tree next to the home where the double homicide occurred, according to police.
We are big believers of not chasing for nonsense. We preach it here constantly. But we used to chase....until the politicians demonstrated exactly how harmful it would be to our own financial well being and possibly our actual freedom. So we learned and we stopped.

We also knew exactly what would happen when criminals found out police wouldn't chase and we preach that constantly, too. And no one listened to the obvious message - "Citizens, you're on your own."

Better get used to it. By our experience, it only takes a few years.


Ya Hey Dere, What?

  • The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) told residents they should “be prepared” to hand over their phones, wallets, and purses to robbers.

    The MPD has reported a 46 percent increase in carjackings and a 36 percent increase in robberies compared to this same time last year, according to WCCO.

    Police in the city’s Third Precinct alone have received more than 100 reports of robberies and 20 reports of carjackings in just the last month.

    Officials are now telling residents to be ready and willing to comply with the demands of criminals in an email sent to Third Precinct residents.

    “Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet,” the police said in their email, a copy of which was obtained by Alpha News. The email said citizens should listen to criminals and “do as they say.”
If this is now MPD policy, then there really isn't a reason not to defund and disband their Department. They're actually making it easier for the assholes to make their case. If you reward bad behavior, you get more of it....lots more.

Time for citizens to take their chances arming themselves and perhaps organizing a Vigilance Committee. We've read numerous articles about how they tamed some of the wilder towns in the Old West. Recidivism was not really an issue back in those days.

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This Ripoff Again

Even out of office, Shortshanks has been boning Chicago voters for the past nine years. The boning will continue for another sixty-four years into the future:
  • The stay-at-home shutdown triggered by the coronavirus turned the streets of downtown Chicago into a virtual ghost town. But private investors who leased Chicago’s parking meters had plenty of cushion to absorb the blow.

    Chicago’s parking meter system raked in another $138.7 million in 2019, allowing private investors to recoup their entire $1.16 billion investment and then some with more than 60 years to go on the 75-year lease.

    Four underground city-owned parking garages took in $34.8 million in 2019, while the privatized Chicago Skyway generated just under $92 million in cash, separate audits of those assets show.

    Not a penny of those revenues went to ease the burden on Chicago taxpayers that will almost certainly get worse to fill a $700 million hole in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $11.6 billion 2020 budget and plug a $1 billion gap next year.
All city contracts of this sort ought to never survive past the negotiator's term of office. There's no reason this asshole should have been allowed to commit (with City Counsel approval no less) taxpayer funded assets, especially as Groot's budget hole grows and grows.

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Good Theory

But this is Chicago, so the usual rules go out the window. This is in regards to the rumor that Groot is going for a Reduction in Force of 2,000 in the coming years:
  • Unfortunately, just guess why this reduction is on tap?

    The legal beavers got back to the mayor's office and the governor about licensing police. Well well well, it would disband COPA etc, why you ask? Every single professional board from doctors, lawyers, teachers, tradesman, judges even politicians being impeached in Illinois has an oversight by guess who? Other professionals in that same field. Even military court marshalls [sic] are determined by other military members. Due to they found out they can't have a real police licensing board without oversight by sworn police.

    Funny or Ironic? FOP probably could sue to get rid of COPA and the police board and replace it with police, but it would cost too much money and cause riots. But a licensing board would legally pave the way for that due to current established Illinois labor boards and legal precedence.
Interesting, but again, the purpose here isn't to make a better police force, but to ruin and render useless the force as constructed.

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Sunday, August 02, 2020

Decrease of the Increase?

  • Murders and shootings reported last month in Chicago increased drastically from July 2019, but overall crime in the city decreased, according to data released by Chicago police.

    The 105 murders reported in July mark a nearly 139% increase from the 44 reported in July 2019, while the 406 shooting incidents are a 75% increase from the 232 last July, according to figures in a statement from police Saturday.

    The Sun-Times has counted 106 homicides throughout Chicago in July 2020 and a total of 430 for the year through the end of July.

    So far this year, murders are up 51% compared to the period from January through July 2019, along with a 47% increase in shootings, police said.

    The number of shooting victims for July came in at 573, with at least 58 of them minors, according to Sun-Times records. has slightly different numbers:
  • Shot and Killed: 94 (+135%)
    Shot and Wounded: 498 (+74%)
    Total Shot: 592 (+81%)
    Total Homicides: 105 (+133%)
And everyone is supposed to believe that "overall" crime is down? This is one of those cases where the bean-counters include previously disregarded crimes to make the stats look better. The thing is that no one cares about "overall" numbers - they care about bodies and bodies with extra holes in them, and by any stretch, these numbers indicate a massive failure.


    Fuck Crimesha Again

    A State Trooper went to the Dunkin Donuts at Oak Park and Archer and when he took a look inside his coffee cup, found what appeared to be foreign matter floating around inside. A review of the security tapes revealed this asshole spitting in the Trooper's cup:

    He was promptly arrested and fired (not necessarily in that order) and the Dunkin has made numerous efforts to reach out to nearby Departments to stave off the inevitable bad publicity and backlash.

    Tampering with food is a felony last time we checked and there is irrefutable video evidence of him doing it. Guess who isn't charging him with the top count?
    • A little update on the guy pictured below who worked at Dunkin’ Donuts on archer and oak park.  He was arrested for spitting in cops coffee.  Well our state’s attorney decided to deny felony charges against him. Even though they have video evidence that he spit several times in the cops coffee and then lied and said it was dead bugs and mold from the coffee machines.  They took him to the hospital for blood testing and the cop has to wait to see if he has a number of diseases and or illnesses. 
    Anyone want to guess what any other person would be charged with if they gobbed in Crimesha's coffee? Or Prickwrinkle's? Or Groots?

    Anyone think the media will pick up on this?

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    Here We Go Again

    • Bird, Lime and Spin will take part in a second pilot program starting Aug. 12 in an effort to settle once and for all if scooters should be allowed on Chicago’s streets.

      The three firms will scatter 10,000 scooters across much of the city — four times as many allowed during the summer of 2019 — but the scooters will not be allowed downtown or along the Lakefront or 606 trails, according to the city’s rules.

      Scooters are limited to 15 mph, cannot be ridden on sidewalks, and may only be operated from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Unlike the rules in place during the first pilot program, all of the scooters must be locked to a fixed object at the end of a trip, such as bike racks and corrals and street signs.

      After the first test run, aldermen repeatedly complained to city officials about riders dropping the scooters in the middle of sidewalks when their rides ended, causing a hazard. The nine companies that participated in the first pilot program were invited to apply to participate in the second test run, officials said. Four applied, officials said.
    So over half declined to participate in Round Two. Why is that?

    Does anyone recall seeing exactly how much "revenue" was generated by scooters? Or how big the losses were suffered by scooter companies in terms of property? We don't think they lost that much because City Hall probably promised to cover at least some of the property loss (remember the pictures of scooters in trees or tossed in the river?)

    How about injuries and deaths? We recall at least one fatality, numerous concussions and a few dozen lawsuits.

    We don't recall if there were any drive-by scooter-by shootings though.


    Heart Warming

    Something lighter during these heavy times - what would you do for family - blue and/or blood?
    • When Chicago Police Officer Joanna Lukasik Millan needed a kidney transplant earlier this year, she didn’t need to look far for a donor.

      The organ that would save her life would soon come from someone in both her personal family and professional family: her sister, CPD Officer Margaret Coleman.

      “For me, it was a no-brainer to save my baby sister if I could,” said Coleman, who is four years older than Millan.

      The siblings underwent a successful kidney transplant procedure in late May at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
    Well done Officer.


    Deenihan Presser

    This link is the press least it's part of it:
    For some reason the questions where Deenihan really goes off on the reporters has been removed from the longer video by WGN. It's almost like they don't want anyone to see what assholes reporters are.

    Our readers weren't happy:
    • I watched the presser with Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan. He looked irritated by the stupid questions he was asked by all those leftist journalists. Kudos to Chief Deenihan for sticking up for the coppers and instantly shutting down those alleged reporters. I swear the media couldn't be an more fuckin biased. 
    • The reporters this afternoon were only interested in finding out any info they could about "what the officers did wrong." They are trying to insuate the officers didn't search the offender, or cuffed him in front, which "caused" this to happen. It's the only angle they want to hear but Deenihan snapped on them and put them in their place. Nice to see that! Screw these POS reporters.
    • Watch cheif Deenihans press conference from today, and you will see EXACTLY how an exempt should address reporters. He debunked the false narrative that was being published, and was 100% behind ALL the coppers involved. 
    Deenihan did a good job with the hostile press. He probably ruined any shot to go higher, but top ten in the Department isn't a bad landing. And having the appreciation from much of the rank-and-file is a good thing.


    Saturday, August 01, 2020

    Nine Year Old

    • A 9-year-old boy who was shot in the chest Friday evening in the Cabrini Green neighborhood has died, Chicago police said.

      The child was in the 900 block of North Cambridge Avenue outside the Cabrini-Green row houses when shots were fired around 6:45 p.m. and he was hit in the chest, said Chicago police [...].

      He was pronounced dead at Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he was taken, initially in “very critical’' condition, said [CPD] and Chicago Fire Dept. spokesman Larry Langford. Earlier, police said the boy was in good condition.
    That doesn't sound like "good condition at all.

    Is this the fifth or sixth child under 10 to die this summer? There was an eight-year-old shot a day or so ago, also. Hopefully, that kid isn't in "good condition" per the Media Affair doctors at HQ.


    Incompetence is Racist?

    • Cook County, IL includes the city of Chicago and has a population of more than 5 million people. It’s a big job to manage all of the court dates for the county and that’s especially true in the midst of a pandemic. Traffic cases in the county have been moved entirely online in the form of Zoom meetings, but many people aren’t getting the message.

      In fact, some people are getting the wrong message in the form of court date notifications telling them to show up at the courthouse. But when they get there they find themselves waiting for hours in a line that stretches for several blocks. When they finally get to the front of the line they are informed that traffic cases are handled online and while they were waiting in the line, they missed their online court dates.
    Government incompetence at its finest. But don't expect any answers from those in charge you racist!
    • WGN finally got a chance to speak to Court Clerk Dorothy Brown about why all this was happening and her response was, shall we say, very interesting. Brown said the only reason she was being asked was because WGN “felt like this black woman’s office had to have done something wrong.”

      Brown continued, “Regardless of what I say today, this story will probably come out very negative for my office as it always has come out over the last 20 years, continuing to perpetuate the internalized, mediated and institutionalized types of racism directly onto me.”
    Incompetence is incompetence, regardless of skin color. Kind of how like being an asshole isn't exclusive to any particular race, gender or species.

    Weren't the feds looking into Dorothy's crooked office practices? Kind of like how they're looking at Madigan's and Burke's shady organizations?


    Politics Thicker Than Blood

    One reason Groot got elected (aside from 30% turnout) was the media keeping her anti-police record under wraps. Veteran cops remember her operating within numerous corrupt "oversight" agencies, but the media (at the behest of Shortshanks and Rahm) kept it in the deep background.

    Prickwrinkle's was on full display and now she continues to pander to the criminal element, presiding over meaningless symbolic resolutions:
    • The Cook County Board of Commissioners overwhelmingly passed a symbolic resolution Thursday that supports diverting money from policing in the wake of nationwide protests demanding police budgets be defunded.

      The Justice for Black Lives resolution says in order to mitigate harm from law enforcement that “historically increased unaccountable violence inflicted on Black and Brown communities,” the county should “redirect funds from policing and incarceration to public services not administered by law enforcement that promote community health and safety equitably.”

      Fifteen out of the 17 commissioners signed onto the resolution introduced by Commissioner Brandon Johnson, D-Chicago, with one commissioner voting no and another voting present.
    Among the "yes" votes for defunding sheriffs and the jail?
    • Bridget Gainer - 10th District
    The Gainer name is known throughout law enforcement circles with many members serving honorably and in distinguished roles over the years. But evidently, voting in political lockstep with Prickwrinkle to defund the careers of numerous relatives takes precedence. How very sad.

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    Defund by Attrition

    So Groot asks people to pray for the wounded police (even though she's an avowed atheist) and gives faint praise that Officers risk their lives every day.

    From one of our insiders at the Hall:
    • Groot is going to send her next few budgets to the City Council with a cumulative total of 2,000 CPD Officer positions cut, so kind of a "soft" defunding since she'll be spending less.
    This would be like it was around 2006 with the hiring freeze that left Districts decimated, pretty much all elective time off cancelled and crime steadily climbing due to less cops on the streets. This also means a lot less people paying into a pension that is withering.

    One hundred toothpicks says the City Council approves her budgets 40 to 10.


    Friday, July 31, 2020

    Update to Shooting

    • A carjacking suspect being transported in a police vehicle to the 25th District police station at Grand and Central opened fire Thursday morning in the station’s prisoner loading bay, wounding three officers, one seriously, sources said.

      The prisoner, in turn, was shot multiple times at the police station, 5555 W. Grand Ave., sources said.

      One officer was in serious condition after being shot in the chin. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, CPD Supt. David Brown told reporters outside that hospital.

      Two officers suffered less serious wounds. One was shot in his protective vest, but the bullet didn’t penetrate; the other officer was wounded in the hip. They were taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Brown said. Two other officers were taken to that hospital for chest pains, Brown added.

      The prisoner’s condition was unknown; he was taken to Stroger Hospital.
    Guess what his condition was previous to being arrested?
    • Police sources said the shooter is a 25-year-old felon paroled just three months ago. He’s been sentenced to prison four times, according to court records. He’s been convicted of illegal gun possession by a felon and aggravated assault with a vehicle. He also has two felony drug convictions.
    Imagine that. Another violent felon, released to the streets. Who would have thought that could happen in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois? Crimesha, any comment?

    And then Frank Main's "stellar reporting" comes to the fore:
    • It’s unclear how the prisoner had a gun because he should have been searched before he was placed in the police vehicle. That question is certain to be a focus of the ongoing investigation.

      The prisoner began shooting in the station’s sally port, a secure interior area where prisoners are moved from police vehicles into the station, according to a police source.

      The prisoner may have managed to move his handcuffs from behind his back to his front before he started shooting, a source said.
    Well Frank:
    • he probably was searched, but that's going to be the subject of numerous investigations now and it would be improper to comment on it;
    • sally ports are far from secure unless both doors are operational and closed in sequence...again, that's going to be the subject of a few investigations;
    • you don't "move handcuffs" Frank. You slip them or "jump-rope" them to get your arms to the front of your body. We met a prisoner once with double jointed shoulders - he just lifted his arms right over his head and tried to strangle a cop with his cuffed arms. And when his shoulders healed, he wasn't able do that again.
    This incident ought to be utilized as a training opportunity.


    About Those Gun Numbers

    • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) told CNN’s State of the Union, “Our gun problem is related to the fact that we have too many illegal guns on our streets, 60 percent of which come from states outside of Illinois.”
    However, for the last data available:
    • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ (ATF) 2018 figures show Illinois as the top source state for guns recovered in the state of Illinois.

      The ATF numbers show 5,337 guns recovered in Illinois were traced and sourced as coming from Illinois.

      Fourteen other states accounted for a total of 4,375 guns recovered in Illinois and traced to their source. Those states were Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Iowa, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, and Michigan.
    So Groot does what all Groot's do when confronted with facts:
    • She lies
    Of course, lying is second nature to politicians.

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    Kass Column

    Kass has been taking a beating professionally this past week for writing actual truth. That's a mortal sin in the leftist world. You can't tell the truth about commie sympathizers attempting to overthrow the Rule of Law by purchasing States Attorneys across the nation.

    But this column wasn't about the troubles of being a part-time conservative in a full time lib-tarded job world. It was about police suicide and how it's ravaging the CPD especially.

    We'll let his column speak for itself and link it here. It's an effort to explain the inexplicable and he does okay.

    Comments closed here.


    Thursday, July 30, 2020

    025 Officers Shot

    Two wounded.

    UPDATE: Three wounded

    UPDATE:  Two stable, one serious to critical, shot through the neck

    Two others to the hospital for non-specified injuries

    UPDATE: Video - from a long distance away. The gunfire starts around 5 or 6 seconds in.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery to all involved officers.

    Do NOT Volunteer for This

    We don't know how much plainer to make it.

    Just say "No:"

    The FOP has come out solidly against volunteering for this short-notice detail in Milwaukee after approximately 100 different police agencies withdrew their offer to assist MPD at the democratic national convention.

    If our advice and the FOP advice doesn't sway you, take this into consideration:
    • the 100 agencies that withdrew support did so after the Milwaukee City Council banned the use of tear gas and pepper spray as crowd control tool, even in the event of a civil unrest (a riot); 
    • Wisconsin State law is written to forbid outside agencies from using Force of any sort either on-or-off duty because your agency's rules might not align with Wisconsin policy. In other words, what is proper and legal in Illinois might not be in Wisconsin;
    • democrats have been advocating "defunding" for how long now? You think you'll get any sort of fair shake if it goes south?
    And can you imagine how hard the "protestors" are going to come after a Chicago cop, out of state, in a foreign jurisdiction, with these sorts of rules? We'll bet money that (A) Wisconsin pols would push for you immediate arrest and (B) the CPD brass wouldn't even try to get you proper representation. Hell, we can name three that would put the cuffs on you and hand you over without even breaking a sweat.

    UPDATE: And with Wisconsin on Groot's "No-Go"list, you are required to use your own time and quarantine for 14 days.

    Do you have 124 hours on the books for this enforced vacation?


    In Case Anyone Forgot

    • CHICAGO, IL – When talking about systematic racism inside police departments and law enforcement in general, the narrative may sound emotionally compelling, with carefully selected videos that graphically depict what might appear to be abuse at the hands of officer.

      However, statistics are often conveniently left out, as they disprove the allegations.

      The Black Lives Matter movement would lead its followers to believe police brutality runs rampant across the country, especially in big cities.

      They push the narrative that innocent black males are in mortal danger of being randomly shot, or even deliberately targeted, by a law enforcement system bent on elimination of African Americans. Again, the data not support this.

      Not only does it not support that accusation, it tells a completely opposite story.
    Go read it all, bookmark the link, and spread it among your friends and social media presence. The word has to get out.


    Gregor Mendel

    Anyone know the famous abbot who pioneered the study of genetics?

    Of course, Mendel did it with peas, not poltergeists, damned souls and their demonic offspring.


    Time to Boycott

    These are the assholes over at Dollar Shave Club:

    Why can't these companies just shut up and produce a product that people want without introducing their politics into it?

    The next time the Inspector asks to see our bump card, we're going to have to say "Sorry boss, we're between shaving companies at the moment."


    More Fed Busts

    • The reputed leader of the Black Disciples street gang was among 23 people arrested in a federal gang takedown involving drug and weapons trafficking in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

      [some oxygen stealing asshole], 34, who goes by the street name “Murder,” was charged with distribution of fentanyl-laced heroin to a cooperating individual last September in the 7000 block of South Lowe Avenue, according to court records.
    Those of us who have been around for a while realize that this disruption in the hierarchy sometimes means the underlings are jockeying for spots. There might be an uptick in people get shot and/or killed because opportunities for advancement are few and far between. But this is also an opportunity for law enforcement to make further inroads into dismantling the gang stranglehold on the neighborhoods, giving decent people a fighting chance.

    Hopefully, these arrests lead to double-decade sentences, something Crimesha is incapable of delivering.

    This is also a good reason to keep Hoover behind bars until he dies of old age.


    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    101 Homicides in July

    Remember, Crime is Down!
    • July to Date
      Shot & Killed: 91
      Shot & Wounded: 461
      Total Shot: 552
      Total Homicides: 101
    No wonder Groot has her mouthpieces out there claiming that two units that didn't even exit in early July suddenly have this huge, unimaginable impact on crime numbers.

    By the way, have you seen what this week looks like already?
    • Week in Progress (7/26 – 8/1)
      Shot & Killed: 5
      Shot & Wounded: 55
      Total Shot: 60
      Total Homicides: 6
    That's averaging two dead and twenty shot PER DAY.

    Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job.

    (all stats via

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    Commie Antifa Teacher

    That CFD paramedic asshole took all his social media private. The anti-cop democratic candidate in DuPage county dropped out and took all her stuff private, too.

    It's almost like they aren't proud of their opinions and associations, but are all too willing to tell everyone else how and what to think.

    This self admitted commie antifa CPS school teacher (Bridge Elementary) has already started taking his garbage down and the CTU is in full-throated defense of his rights to spout his bilge:

    He has also taken it upon himself to publicly name, dox and harass a CPD mom who has kids who go to Bridge Elementary up north. There was a petition started to have him sanctioned, but the Chicago Teachers Union - led by a known millionaire communist - hassled to take down the petition because teachers have rights to spout their anti-American rhetoric off-duty as it were (and harass CPD members, too). Why is it cops are the only ones not allowed to have an off-duty life separate from their jobs?

    We saw a stat the other day that 13 of the most recent 20 arrests in Seattle (or Portland) of rioters were public school teachers. No wonder these commies don't want to go back to work - it interferes with their rioting schedules.


    Fake Testing

    Story from a regular reader of ours:
    • My wife and I went to get tested at the Covid-19 location up in Norridge. We're older and with assorted health issues, so it made sense. We get registered, they take all of our info and tell us it's a 45 minute wait. No big deal, right? So we wait and wait and wait. After an hour and fifteen minutes, we decided the heck with it and headed home without being tested. We'll just get up earlier and do it in a week or so.

      Ten days later guess what arrived in the mail? Our test "results" telling us we were both positive, even though we left without being swabbed. This whole thing is looking more and more like a scam.
    It certainly is, and this would be a slam dunk for any reporter worthy of the name, but don't expect the media to do anything that might interfere with the narrative.


    Sgt Sues SJW

    • A Chicago police sergeant is suing a Colorado YouTuber for allegedly misidentifying him as the cop who gave protesters the middle finger in a widely publicized incident last month.

      The suit, filed in Cook County court on Monday, accuses Dale Hiller of smearing Sgt. Ignatius Goetz’s reputation by posting a video that identifies Goetz as the officer who making the vulgar gesture to protesters.

      The video goes on to detail Goetz’s history of civilian complaints. It has gotten more than 56,000 views since it was uploaded in early June.
    Use their own "rules" against them. It's almost like the YouTuber doesn't know there could be people with the same last name on the Department. And turning the Invisible Institute's "work" as an exhibit for the defense of the sergeant is genius.

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    An Award?

    Someone said in the comments that we all got a "2019 Crime Reduction Award."

    Anyone know how to access the Awards system?

    Better get it now since no one is getting any awards this year. Does anyone know if we get a picture with Brownie and Groot?


    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    Holy Shit

    An exempt just committed suicide.

    This Department is broken, possibly beyond repair.

    • A newly appointed Chicago police deputy chief fatally shot himself Tuesday morning in the Homan Square police facility on the West Side.

      The death of Dion Boyd, 57, was announced at Chicago Police Department headquarters Tuesday afternoon by Supt. David Brown.
    Rest in Peace

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    Right On Schedule

    • There has been a reduction in homicides and shooting incidents in Chicago since the city’s police force launched two units aimed at combating gun violence and ensuring protests and other large events don’t devolve into chaos, police said Monday.

      Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said “tenuous progress” has been made in the department’s efforts to stem gun violence. There were three homicides over the weekend compared to 12 and eight the previous two weekends and 17 over the July Fourth weekend, Brown said at a news conference.

      From 6 p.m. Friday until midnight Sunday, the department recorded 39 shootings. That compares to 41 the previous weekend, 50 the weekend before that and 87 during the long Independence Day weekend.

    And not a single mention of the numerous Federal agencies here prosecuting the gun crimes that Crimesha refuses to do. Gun crimes that carry mandatory sentences and 80% or more of sentences served.

    As for Brownie's "tenuous progress," we present to you
    • Final Stupidity Tally: 4 killed, 59 wounded
      2019 weekend tally: 8 killed, 43 wounded
      2018 weekend tally: 7 killed, 39 wounded
      2017 weekend tally: 5 killed, 32 wounded
      2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 48 wounded
      2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 36 wounded
      2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 25 wounded
    So while the killings were down slightly, shootings were up significantly.

    And total ventilations the highest in seven years.

    But that's "progress" in Brownie's mind?

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    10 Month Old Shot

    • A 10-month-old girl was critically wounded Monday morning, when she was shot while riding in the back seat of a car on the Bishop Ford Freeway in the Pullman neighborhood.

      Illinois State Police said a car was headed north on I-94 near 115th Street around 11:15 a.m., when the driver heard a gunshot. The driver checked on the infant in the back seat, and saw the baby had been injured.

      The driver took the baby to a local hospital, where the baby was listed in critical condition.
    Thank goodness Groot can blame the State Police for this one.

    And if you think the expressways are more dangerous this year, well....:
    • With this latest attack, there have been 65 shootings on Chicago area expressways so far this year, nearly double the number of shootings at the same time last year.
    It seems more dangerous because it is more dangerous.



    From one of our statisticians:
    • According to City of Chicago data, under the age of fifty, 238 people have died from Covid-19 to date.

      According to Hey Jackass, 438 homicides (shot, stabbed, strangled, other) this year to date in Chicago. 8 of those were self defense by civilians and/or police.

      And according to Hey Jackass, on average about 97% of all homicides victims are under the age of 55. Doing that math, and taking out the self defense homicides, we can say about 417 homicides victims were under the age of 55.

      417 - 238 = 179

      Stop and think about that for a min. In Chicago 179 MORE people died from homicide YTD than Covid-19. (Great city there Groot). That's right, we can be certain more people under the age of 55 are will die from homicides than Covid-19 in Chicago. This of course is something we will NEVER hear from Groot or the media.
    End of year bet - how many more people (or folks) will have died in homicides than from COVID?

    UPDATE: Also from our stats guy:
    • fourteen kids under 18 have died in Chicago shootings this year;
    • four of the dead were under age 10;
    • COVID deaths for those under 18? Two, as in one, two. That's it.
    Get these kids back in school Groot.

    (UDATE: math corrected)


    Bye Felicia

    • A Democratic candidate for the DuPage County board withdrew from the race after apologizing for a tweet in which she said she laughed repeatedly at a video of a law enforcement officer getting hit in the face with a projectile.
    And surprise surprise, guess where she went to school?
    • She worked previously in legislative offices, and recently graduated from DePaul University.
    Let's see how long the memories of voters in DuPage county last.

    And yes, we read this article over and over again and laughed harder, each and every single time.

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    Monday, July 27, 2020

    Associate Superintendent?

    Anyone ever hear of this made-up rank?

    You might later today.

    CPD is getting overly top-heavy.

    And you can blame it on Groot.

    You already have a First Deputy. Is the Ass Super going to outrank him?

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    Dunphy's Crystal Ball

    • On Friday, another “mostly peaceful protest” was held in Chicago, this one resulting in injuries to 49 police officers. Chicago police Superintendent David Brown and some of his senior staff held a press conference on Monday, displaying video of the event that began with a march through Grant Park before devolving into a melee as a brave band of Chicago police officers protected the statue of Christopher Columbus from a mob bent on toppling it.

      Perhaps “devolving” isn’t the proper verb here as it implies spontaneity. As was made clear in the video, there was nothing spontaneous about the assault on the police officers defending the statue. It was planned in advance and coordinated as it occurred, with some members of the mob supplying the projectiles that were thrown and others moving so as to conceal the people throwing them. Large signs carried during the march had been attached with lengths of PVC pipe, the ends of which had been sharpened to use as weapons when the signs were later detached from one another at the fountain. Some people initially presented themselves as peaceful protesters before changing into the head-to-toe black garb that identifies the wearer as an antifa goon.
    And then he makes a salient point that is escaping many people:
    • As of this writing, there have been no deaths among the protesters in Portland, though with the escalation of violence in that city and others, one fears it’s only a matter of time before we see a deadly incident such as occurred at Kent State University fifty years ago when National Guard troops opened fire on protesters opposing the Vietnam War. I suspect there are those on the left who would welcome such an incident if it serves to weaken the resolve of the police and bring about the president’s defeat in November. After all, there must always be martyrs to the cause, comrades.
    As we noted in an email exchange with Mr. Dunphy, the only thing this "movement" doesn't have yet is a martyr. For claiming to be "unarmed," there is a sudden upsurge in gun play among these morons:
    We certainly believe that they will provoke a confrontation with police to get that "martyr" before the elections.


    Warning for O'Hare Personnel

    This scumbag is a dangerous attention whore:

    Paramedic at O'Hare we're told.

    Watch you're backs out there Officers.

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    DuPage Readers

    This is running for office out by you (click for larger version):

    Hadiya Afzal is running for the DuPage County Board and the video she's "laughing at" while it's on repeat is officers (Seattle? Portland?) being attacked.

    Spread the word among friends and neighbors.

    Unless you're eager for more of this shit.

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    Poor Reporting Again

    • Police are investigating after a 13-year-old girl was shot Saturday afternoon in the Illinois Medical District.

      Just before 2:15 p.m., police responded to the 2000 block of West Harrison Street on the report of a shooting. Police said a 13-year-old girl was shot while she was in an alley. The girl was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

      Area Four Detectives are investigating.
    If it's Area 4, it certainly isn't the Medical District.

    A quick search of the 24-Hour Report shows that the shooting took place in the 3000 block - not 2000 block - of Harrison, which would put it directly east of the District Murder Capital of Chicago. And boy did we get e-mails about this one:
    • SCC, shooting in 011 yesterday while we were having Roll Call outside on the patio between the building and the parking garage. Bunch of shots go off at the end of the block making the lieutenant pause. In the silence - ziiiiiiiiing - as a ricochet or two go overhead. Needless to say, Roll Call ended pretty quick.
    Another child under the age of 15 will be walking with a limp in Groot's Chicago.


    Groot is Out of her Depth

    • Rising temperatures mean more boats are flocking to the Playpen in Lake Michigan, even though Mayor Lori Lightfoot said two months ago the popular party spot for boaters off Ohio Street Beach would not open this summer.

      Saturday was supposed to be one of the biggest parties on the Playpen, the crowd smaller than past years. A birds-eye view of the party area on Lake Michigan near Ohio Street beach showed dozens of boats lined up. Most were spread out, but that’s not always the case.

      [...] The reality is, the activity is allowed on the federally regulated waters. Two months ago, Lightfoot said the area would be closed throughout the summer, but the city can’t enforce that.

      [...] The U.S. Coast Guard said city and state health regulations do not affect the Playpen, local leaders have no authority to close it.
    Seems like the boaters (and the Coasties) are saying something to Groot - it starts with an F and ends with a YOU.


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