How About a Quick Hits?
Lots of little stories out there, but nothing earth shattering, though if the comments sections are to be believed, something is brewing in Grand/Central that is going to provide plenty of headlines in the coming months. Combined with the LAPA scandal and if they ever get around to revealing what they have on Acosta, it might be a BAD winter.
- A metal rod sticking out of a Metra train tears up a squad car. We have a confession to make - we've done some stupid shit while up on the Metra tracks. It's a GREAT place to surveil dope spots, but looking back, it is one of THE most dangerous thing we've ever done, and that was never more apparent than when that 010 District kid got killed. Be aware people.
- Chicago Police Say They've Crushed Cocaine Cartel. Far be it from us to rain on their parade, but "crushed" seems a tiny little bit gratuitous. Yes, 325 kilos is a good hit. Yes, it was good police work combined with a little bit of luck. But if you ask anyone from OCD, this is a pinprick to the amount of stuff that runs through the city on a daily basis. We know it's the bosses talking it up, but until the price of a rock hits $20 or $30 dollars a pop, there's no shortage of this stuff.
- Gang Crime Summit Held in Chicago. Does anyone have any info on this? Maybe a list of symposiums held? Use your creativity - we've seen it on display before. "How to Separate your Gang Colors so They Don't Run in the Wash." Or maybe "How to Dump that Ho." Run with it people.