Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Few Heat Related Deaths?

We didn't hear much about anything except how well the City was doing during the current heat wave. Certainly a far cry from what happened 11 or 12 years ago where the Department was running what seemed like double shifts on the wagons just to keep up with the bodies. Any word on the total damage?

Of course, ComEd's wonderful infrastructure and capital improvments kept up with demand - barely. We eagerly await the day when the nuclear industy finally finds it balls, crushes the "green" opposition and environmental lefties and gets us away from coal and Mid-East oil - did everyone see they're predicting $4 a gallon gas? What's it going to take to get us off this roller coaster? Nuclear energy.


Blogger leftisthebest said...

It'll take an presidential administration not afraid of the oil industry. This guy in the Oval Office is part of the problem. He made big money on oil, he ain't gonna mess with it.

Get with it, dear M. It is class warfare. The Democrats and GOP are in on it together.

7/18/2006 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


how about some info regarding the largest FOP convention just completed in the history of Chicago

What Happened:

Who was elected

By law changes

How much of membership dues was used to keep the beer mugs full

Who laid who

Curious George wants to know

7/18/2006 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous kevin gibbons said...

whomever is posting shit about me on the blog better watch there back. i'll take care of them when i'm done with my two hour dinner at george's!!!!!!! then when i'm done ranting for an eternity at roll call about some stupid shit like a retard, that applied back to officers during the horse and buggy era, i'm gonna take care of bizness!!!!!!! i'll be well and rested for a donnybrook after i duck out early two hours from work like i do every night!!!!!!!! but that's only if i don't get to come in four hours late!!!!

7/18/2006 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Joe Byrd and 022. Pray for Ryan Rusch.

7/18/2006 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous captain cold said...

to whomever posts shit about my white trash brothers in canaryville should take it easy. you got families right?

7/18/2006 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous captain cold said...

families that will look so sweet and nice after being tortured to death with a blowtorch then chopped into a million pieces, scattered all around the city.......ole!!!!!!!!!

7/18/2006 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Heat wave said...

Dont count your chickens,

It may take a few more days before the bodies start flowing in. If you remember the last heat wave most of the victims were not discovered until several days after the heat wave.

I had to laugh yesterday listening to the zone. Well being check after well being check. Dont get off your dead ass and check on grandma your self, call 911 and have the police do it for you. What a fucken joke!

7/18/2006 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And then blame the City and collect lots of money.

7/18/2006 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....well if you lazy fucks had pick your own cotton, you wouldn't be having this problem...you cry and bitch about the "Projects" until they tore them down, Now you bitch about the dispersals of its inhabitants...you ask for it, you got it! so stop all of your cryng, and finger pointing. You can become an active member of the KLAN or some Skinhead Org.instead of thinking what you thinking, feeling what you feeling...just internalizing it ain't gonna help..do something other then bitch

7/18/2006 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

I hope this heat wave goes away as I have no air conditioning...

7/18/2006 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The heat must have gotten to Mary Mitchell.

7/18/2006 12:18:00 PM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

The heat must have gotten to Mary Mitchell.

7/18/2006 12:18:29 PM

Yeah, I nearly spit up my coffee this morning when I started reading her piece. World must be coming to end soon....

7/18/2006 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MARY MITCHELL NOT BLAME POLICE FOR TROUBLES IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY?? I guess she is trying to show appeal to a new audience...literate

7/18/2006 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous just vomited said...

It's official!

Come November, it's Todd Stroger (D) v. Anthony Peraica (R) for President of the Cook Co. Board.

7/18/2006 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Expected nothing less said...

And you expected.........? It's just typical bull shit. They find campaign fraud and illegal funds being collected by his office, or by illegal means and they still fully back him for November. Well, looks like our taxes will go up again because the President of the Cook county Board is a mindless terd. Chalk up another failure for the Democratic Party.

7/18/2006 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am voting for every Republican next election. Where can I get a GOP flag?

7/18/2006 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary Mitchell
Sometimes our relatives are just bad blood

July 18, 2006


We need to keep away from our wayward relatives. You know the ones I'm talking about. The adage: "blood is thicker than water" may have rung true decades ago when black people had only each other to depend upon. Then black people saw each other as family. When they made their way up North, they ran to relatives and strangers alike. Both welcomed them into their homes.

Unfortunately, today, many of us can't afford to be that generous.

As the shooting death of Latasha Hassell, 22, clearly shows: When we open our doors to relatives who are unworthy of our trust, they can drag us down into the squalor with them.

Too often, when these relatives get into trouble with the law, we scrape up the bail money even when the person is guilty. When family members get snared by drugs or drink, we feel guilty when we can't rescue their children from the child welfare system. And when hardheaded cousins disappoint their parents by dropping out of school, getting mixed up in gangs, or having a baby too early, we treat them like the behavior is fine.

That seems to be the attitude of Prince Brunt, the husband of Latasha Hassell. Hassell was the young woman who was killed early last week -- allegedly by her husband's teenage cousin. Her husband has filed a wrongful death suit in federal court claiming that a Chicago Police officer fired the fatal shot.

Granted, the circumstances that led to Hassell's death were chaotic, but the cousins appear to be at fault. After Hassell reported to police that the couple's home was burglarized, she and three family members went looking for the thieves. They spotted the suspects, including the cousins, on the corner and were there to identify them when police showed up.

As police were handcuffing a suspect, the two cousins ran off. A family member tackled one cousin, but the other allegedly fired a gun, striking Hassell in the chest.

Brunt was apparently on the scene because he told reporters: "When the shot went off, I went down. My wife said she was shot, and she turned around and fell," he said.

Police did their jobs

Although family members initially said that a police officer fired the shot, a .45-caliber handgun believed to have been stolen from the Hassell home was recovered at the scene. The spent shell cases matched that weapon, while both police officers were armed with 9mm handguns.

Last week, police arrested Brunt's 16-year-old cousin. The juvenile has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder of Hassell. The 22-year-old was the mother of three. Those children, Prince Jr., 5; Tache, 4, and Princshon, 2, are motherless; Brunt, a young father, is now a single parent, and the entire family will have to help take up the slack under circumstances where a relative on the father's side is being accused of taking the life of this mother.

Obviously Brunt can file a lawsuit.

But is it really right to blame the police for this terrible chain of events?

The police officers were responding to Hassell and Brunt's claim that their own family members had ripped them off. Had police driven off without trying to arrest anyone, people would have pointed out the act as another example of how little police care about crime in the black community.

In this instance police did their jobs. They tried to make an arrest. Suspects ran. A gun was fired. An innocent victim was killed.

Treating tragedy as lottery win

Yet there's another factor that contributed to this death that wasn't mentioned.

Since handguns are illegal in Chicago, the .45-caliber handgun that was allegedly used by the shooter shouldn't have been in the couple's home in the first place. You could argue that Hassell would be alive today if that gun had not ended up in the shooter's hands.

Too often personal tragedies are treated like a winning lottery number. For instance, an equally sad situation recently happened in Tallahassee, Fla.

The family of a 14-year-old boy, who died last January while being disciplined at boot camp, has filed a $40 million lawsuit against the Juvenile Justice Department and the Bay County sheriff's office.

In that case, the sheriff's office rejected an offer to settle for $3 million. A videotape purportedly showed as many as seven guards pummeling the boy. The case led to protests and to the shutdown of military-type boot camps.

Yet it should also grieve his parents that their 14-year-old boy put himself in that situation by stealing his grandmother's car -- from a church parking lot no less -- and by violating the terms of his probation.

If guards abused him while he was in the state's custody, they should be punished.

But his death shouldn't make his parents instant millionaires.

Frankly, we could solve half the problems plaguing black communities if a lot more people took responsibility for the conditions they cause.

And a lot fewer people looked for someone to blame.

7/18/2006 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any word on the next round of promotions?

7/18/2006 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will be no heat rea
lated deaths this year. The mayor issued an executive order which has the power of law. It is now illegal to die in a heat related way. he doesn't want to be embarassed.

Rumor has it that all deaths related to the heat have been removed to a secret La Grou wharehouse for storage until winter. They are being treated as Missings until they can start popping up in the cold weather.....

Hey, anything is possible when you have too much time on your hands. Now back to my fine hispanic poon.

7/18/2006 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about some info regarding the largest FOP convention just completed in the history of Chicago...
Curious George wants to know

7/18/2006 07:09:20 AM

What Happened: They all took the annual oath to lie to the membership. Then they got drunk.

Who was elected: The guys who got the drunkest and did not puke or pass out.

By law changes: Drunkeness is a requirement to run for office. Members of AA are prohibited from running. Lying to the membership has been formally instituted by a unanimous vote of the Board.

How much of membership dues was used to keep the beer mugs full: As much money as it takes to keep those drunks there until they were able to vote themselves drunk.

Who laid who: No one got laid, they were all to drunk.

The fire department was called to hose them all off and hose the filth out of the building.

Now you know.

7/18/2006 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Info on upcoming promotions now

7/18/2006 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard that "meritorious" picks for the fall sgts class are being chosen. A fall class of about 75 sgts. Does anyone know when the "D" training will begin??How long??

7/18/2006 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the hell is this:

7/18/2006 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nuclear Power? Are you crazy?! Nuclear power is DANGEROUS, that's why we don't have nuclear weapons in this country, right? Let's all be "green" and use wind, ocean wave or solar power Better yet, my invention (currently pending patent rights): Magical Unicorns on treadmills attached to generators! The strength of their magic determines how much magic energy one can harness! It's earth friendly, middle-earth groovy and at least as feasible as solar panels on all our roofs (squeezed in next to our Mayor Daley approved rooftop gardens!) Oh why can't we harness the power of a rainbow or a child's smile?

7/18/2006 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous puff the magic dragon said...

:) :0 :)

7/18/2006 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cause of Death: Undetermined
Manner od Death: Undetermined
Case Status: Suspended pending results of toxicology

7/18/2006 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous little jackie paper said...

magic dragon 8-30

I love that rascal Puff.

He's always holding kickass sinsemilla from Hanilee.

7/18/2006 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Former Vice President Al Gore, the inventor of the Internet, has figured out a solution to both the Energy Crisis and the Greenhouse Gas/Global Warming Crisis. Since, according to Big Al, the greatest danger to the Earth's atmosphere is Bovine Flatulence, (Cow Farts in the native parlance)(His quote;From his first book)
and since Cow Farts are flammable,
(An energy source) every registered Democrat will be issued
a 50 gallon plastic garbage bag to hold over a cows ass. This will have the dual effect of protecting the atmosphere and trapping an energy source, which since the dawn of time has been heretofore wasted into thin air. In deference to his devout political apostle, Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago,
Blue Bags will be used. In order to maximize Democrat political gain and minimize wastage, they will each bear a photo of Hilarious Goddam Clinton, the next Democratic candidate for President.

7/18/2006 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous the black widow said...

Jell-O gelatin dessert or Kool-Aid laced with ethylene glycol.

7/18/2006 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we go again.

Local news reports that "the (Jon) Burge report" will be released tomorrow.

7/18/2006 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off subject

This afternoonn in Garfield Ridge, did anyone see the car and truck on Central Ave.?

Supposedly the story was Summit was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. That vehicle crashed into the truck, and the truck into the home.

People Gas is still out there fixing the gas line.

7/18/2006 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger shicklegroover said...

...inventor of the internet. Hilarious Stuff!!!

7/18/2006 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was flash of a furniture truck stolen today - "Excell (sp?) Furniture.

7/18/2006 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Not only caught them.. but sent them to the Hospital too!

To bad the wimps who run this city won't let us pursue criminals!

7/18/2006 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised they're even alive. That car looked like an accordian. I emailed the pics to SCC. Great job by Summit.

7/18/2006 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Posts are disappearing as I'm reading this thread.

7/19/2006 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I read these blogs I realize that several posters hate other policemen, Policewomen, Area 2 Officers and Dets. 8th Dist., 22nd Dist, NW side alderman, and just about everything else.

They brag that there are from Fillmo. That station closed before most of them were born. That they are the baddest thing to walk the face of the earth. That the coppers from 022 up to 016 are the laziest ever.

Well Here is the answer you punk assholes, get you asses out of the ghetto districts, bid t0 16 or 22 and show the world what a man you are. When you get up there or down there kick ass, take names and get back on the blog and tell your war stories. They might be more interesting that your heroic ghetto war story bullshit, NO ONE CARES.

Thank God that you young ignorant goofs are on the job. We havent had nitwits like this since Northside left.

7/19/2006 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure the offender is going to die. (good riddens )He is a SD gang member who was in a stolen car. They identified him by his IDOC home monitoring bracelet on his leg , which was registered to his suburb residence 20 miles away from crash. Way to go IDOC on keeping track of the felons you release back into society.

7/19/2006 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:24 AM

Read your own post about "hating other policemen".

In the next breath, you call us "punk assholes" and "ignorant goofs". We could also use a lot more "nitwits" like Northside.

Get help, you blathering moron.

7/19/2006 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local news reports that "the (Jon) Burge report" will be released tomorrow.

7/18/2006 10:12:21 PM

God bless John Burge and the hero detectives who worked with and for him.

Let's get Flint Taylor and the rest of the People's Law Office pukes. They have they're office in 014.

7/19/2006 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I read these blogs I realize that several posters hate other policemen, Policewomen, Area 2 Officers and Dets. 8th Dist., 22nd Dist, NW side alderman, and just about everything else.

These aare the gentler and kinder cops who came on from 1990 on. They have no clue about anything, they never did anything and all they do is complain about non existent law suits they heard of or non existent criminal trials of POs they heard of. They are good for writing POs tickets ( Hey Burton and Austin), they complain about everything and their idea of work is a contact card, a curfew, and some parkers. They are too scared to write movers. Bunch of cowards! Oh yeaqh, they will probably be your seargent one day.

7/19/2006 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Flint, post your own blogs on your lawyers site. Stay off the CPD blog.

7/19/2006 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous retired dick said...

12:58 AM

The topic is heat related deaths.

Then you post your hateful bullshit like a bolt out of the blue.

What is with your obsession with homosexuality and Northside? I worked with John and he always was fond of the ladies. He is not gay.

Why the hard-on for an outstanding copper? Are you that jealous? What is your problem? Are you drunk? Why be a coward? If you got a beef with somebody, confront him face-to-face or STFU. Are you that insecure? Problems with self-esteem? Do you have guilt about being gay?

Northside: Everybody on this site knows this guy is a head case. Ignore him.

7/19/2006 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Northside arrested very few people..." - 1:35 AM

Northside may have more Part I felony arrests than anyone on the job, past or present.

I worked with him. He was constantly locking up felons for about 20 years.

7/19/2006 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eddie Burke wants to ban trans fat oil. Apparently the cooking oil company fogot to hire him or pay him some money.
Too bad he won't call for a ban on his fellow trans-fathead aldermenses and womanses.

7/19/2006 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog is no different than Carol Marin, Richard Roeper, Steibberg, Sneed etc. in the Sun-times, and Northside. The only exception is their opinions are one way.

7/19/2006 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Quit printing her column on this blog. If I wanted to read her reggin bullshit I'd buy a Times.

7/19/2006 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uuhhh. I didn't read Mitchell's column here. I just scrolled past. I guess that was a little to hard for you to figure out.
Good luck with figuring out how door knobs work.

7/19/2006 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richie is now opening his home as a "cooling center" Free grape soda for all who chill at his place.

7/19/2006 09:08:00 PM  

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