Friday, September 15, 2006

Yeah, We Assassinate People

Look at this picture and tell us the Department isn't about the worst shots you can imagine:


During the incident in question (which we did not attend or participate in), an officer was pinned in some manner by a vehicle driven by a subject who had a BAC of something in the neighborhood of .35 - over 4 times the legal limit.

When an officer is pinned under or between cars, other officers are under the obligation to shoot the operator of the vehicle and remove the threat of great bodily harm to their coworker. It's even codified into State Law and Department Directives. The most likely scenario we can imagine is that during the shooting, the subject continued to try to get away, flooring the accelerator. Officers responded to the escape attempts (that coincidently further crushed their coworker) by continuing to fire at the offender. As the offender bled out and expired, gravity compelled his body to continue pressing on the accelerator, leading to possible further firing of weapons into an already dying or dead subject. In fact, the car's engine was still revving at an extremely high rate until officers actually removed the keys from the vehicle.

As the Superintendent stated on TV tonight, we are trained to fire until the threat has been neutralized. A subject continuing to crush an officer, regardless of being dead or not, means the threat is not ended. This shooting seems to be completely justified.

And how about this quote:
  • Lopez's aunt, who he was living with at the time, says her nephew, who had been living as an illegal immigrant in the U.S. for six months, was a hard working young man who was sending money back home to his family in Mexico.
Boo hoo. He was an illegal who was driving drunk (.35) , fleeing the scene of an accident and we'd be willing to place a small wager on this actual driver's license status (probably "none"). And he almost killed a cop. Screw him, his family and his scumbag lawyer. Let him be held up as an example of a boatload of bad choices coming home to roost.

Other coverage at Channel 2

45 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah! Another former Cook County States Attorney! I hope you choke on your food you POS!

9/14/2006 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog SCC!!!

Lets stay on this one! After the press conference by our union president,(quit laughing) lets come up w/a plan of attack!!!!

Whats my point?(Im sipping the loaded grapejuice again;contain yourself LEO)My point is that the civil suit thing is becoming a legit/regular point of retaliation against us;(Ricky D ring a bell) most juries are finding us guilty now, to get even for the tickets and arrests we've made against them and their relatives. Thats why our forefathers arranged it that we weren't sued and if we were, we were always "not guilty" No police/security/military force can operate under these present conditions.

All these Officers that pulled the trigger on this one are heros!!!That aside, once your a target of a civil suit, things change in your life. Lets say your driving thru Galena on a furlough and u decide u want a 2nd home there. U go to a bank to get a loan;if your in the middle of being sued, your name will pop on their computers and u will be denied a loan because your a party to a lawsuit. Its happened to friends of mine. Its time to take the fight to "THEM"

This lawyer and sh*t like him, have created the environment of do-nothing out there. He and "them" are no better than Osama and everybody else thats trying to destroy this country. What "WE" lack is a leader!!!!!!!

9/14/2006 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I write this, it's still listed as "0" comments BUT I'm willing to bet IF there are other posters before me, 'someone' [already] stated that the City will still settle this case despite all the evidence.
It's what THEY do, that's why the sharks file cases vs. the City all the time. FREE MONEY!
A law student or paralegal could win these cases since there is no deliberation, JUST renumeration!
WE've seen it hundreds [not an inflated number either] of times before. When they finally settle [They're not seeking culpability, just cash] and after they pay out, who do you think will wear the 'jacket' on this one?
a) drunken, illegal attempt murderer
b) bottom-feeder plaintiffs attorney
c) unwilling/incapable Corp. Counsel
d) da Mere
e) Chicago Police/copper(s)

HINT: "e" is THE answer, but just to be safe.... notify the watch commander, bring a pencil and paper and know the height of a quarry fence just to be safe.
It wouldn't hurt to call your 'guy' just to be sure.

9/14/2006 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Driving DUI with a 0.35 BAC with no valid USA license + attempt murder of a PO + no insurance + attempting to flee an accident he caused = death. His ass*hole’s aunt sticking up for him is bullsh*t and stupid, not priceless.

That assh*ole should have been driving in the barrio, Mexico.

Do you think that Mexican police officers would have done anything different? Really, think about it.

9/15/2006 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the deceased rear ended a vehicle at a red lite and took off leaving the injured. Off duty copper pursues using his cell phone police witness eratic driving. He smashed to marked cars and strikes two p/o's.

He got what he deserved the media was missing on this one. Phil looked pretty good defending the boys involved. Victims attorney Ekl used to be a federal prosecutor never sued the police, some thing happened to him he used to be a decent guy, was hired by several p/os in past.

9/15/2006 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's lucky. Back in ole Mexical, he and the car would have been shot to shreds. They use full autos doen there.

9/15/2006 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terry Eckl is the lawyer sueing the city. Anybody remember him? Isn't he the same guy that was part of the prosecutorial team that was involved in putting Orlando Cruz away? IIRC he was a hair away from being indicted or losing his lawyers license. If so it validates my point about lawyers being nothing more than highly paid whores. One day he's trying to put a guy away for murder, (an innocent man no less) and the next he's representing a criminal. I hate these M/F'rs with a passion.

9/15/2006 06:44:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

To anonymous, who said we ought not even have comments open on this post because of pending litigation:

We're keeping an eye on it. Alternate theories or stories from "a friend of a friend who heard," won't be making this post. We aren't doing Ekl any favors.

9/15/2006 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it quite interesting that an attorney on the ARDC "watchlist" is given this much credibility.
http://www.clr.org/ardc.html

This is also the same attorney who goes to the same trough every time the bills are due!
http://cbs2chicago.com/investigations/local_story_173215707.html

Google this clown. See for yourself that this parasitis leach does nothing but line his own pockets with proceeds from frivolous lawsuits.

9/15/2006 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

C'mon, the POS illegal was using his car as a weapon. And they expected you all to respond differently?

A similar incident happened recently in Philadelphia, and Philly's Finest made sure the POS would be taking a nice, long dirt nap. Glad to read the same outcome in Chicago...

BTW, hope the officer is ok and recovers quickly.

9/15/2006 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anyone interested in working midnights, come on down to the 9th dist. We finally have a policemans - policeman as the W/C on midnights. This guy knows how to treat a person, unlike the last W/C we had.

And, this new W/C is educated, how about that for being a great BOSS.

9/15/2006 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous westside21 said...

Great thread SCC - from the eight comments you have so far, I can only add my AMEN!
We need a leader, someone who doesn't need the money, clout or politics. Is there any such person?
Yes, Gary Delagnes, San Francisco Police Officers Association President. Check out his interview where he lashes out on Judges, Prosecutors and the Media, after a piece of garbage (with a rap sheet that was a million pages long) kills a Police Officer in their city! Finally, someone else gets it!
INS should lock up auntie for harboring an illegal alien. Somebody check her status in our Country.
And, chances are, this is not this guys first traffic offense.

9/15/2006 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I believe the deceased rear ended a vehicle at a red lite and took off leaving the injured. Off duty copper pursues using his cell phone police witness eratic driving. He smashed to marked cars and strikes two p/o's.

He got what he deserved the media was missing on this one. Phil looked pretty good defending the boys involved. Victims attorney Ekl used to be a federal prosecutor never sued the police, some thing happened to him he used to be a decent guy, was hired by several p/os in past.

9/15/2006 12:36:25 AM

$10,000,000.00 HAPPEN

9/15/2006 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terry Ekl
Attorney in DuPage County, Illinois

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Citizens is in possession of a medical report on the emergency medical treatment of Carrie Ekl, wife of attorney Terry Ekl. The Medical Report states that she was injured by her husband, Terry Ekl, by his throwing a VCR tape at her, causing a head wound.

Further, in a letter written on "Elect Joe Birkett State's Attorney" letterhead, attorney Terry Ekl wrote his wife in which he admits of a tape recording wherein he made allegedly threatening phone calls to her.

According to a Clarendon Hills Police Department report, on July 25, 1994 attorney Terry A. Ekl's daughter, Tracy L. Ekl from his first marriage, appeared at the home of Carrie Ekl, the second wife of Terry A. Ekl, and proceeded to do criminal damage to the property of Carrie Ekl. According to the police report, attorney Terry A. Ekl was aware of the injuries upon his daughter due to her damage to Carrie Ekl's home.

On November 2, 1994 the law firm of Connelly, Ekl & Williams, P.C., who apparently represented Tracy L. Ekl in the court trial, DuPage County Circuit Court Case Number 94 OV 5306, made a payment to Carrie Ekl for damages to Carrie Ekl's home.

On June 28, 1998, criminal damage (reportedly a bombing of her automobile) of Carrie Ekl's automobile was reported to the Lombard Police Department. There is a great suspicion that husband Terry Ekl was probably involved in the criminal (bombing?) damage to the automobile.

On January 11, 1999, the records of the Clerk of the DuPage County Court showed that attorney Terry Ekl is behind on his court ordered payments for child support in the amount of $1500.00 plus arrearage charges. As an attorney, Terry Ekl should uphold the law, not show his disdain for the law and the judges of DuPage County.

Attorney Terry Ekl, is this the way to treat your wife?

9/15/2006 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was the lincoln park porch collapse also.

Sounds like mr. Elks is on the Corp. Counsel speed dial. more corruption par for the course.

9/15/2006 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time that I saw a neck tie like that, I was listening to a new release by Huey Lewis and the News and watching "Back to the Future". I mean, with all that he charges, can't that man afford a new neck tie?

9/15/2006 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terry Ekl was not involved in the prosecution of Rolando Cruz. He succesfully defended members of the "Dupage Seven".

9/15/2006 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

only in america can we sue for dying while trying to kill an officer . Where is FOP all this drama have yet to hear FOP once !! Its our very own (americans ) who make this country go to crap. In Mexico you cannot sue anyone for anything !! so pretty much your SOL. maybe we should adopt that strategy.

9/15/2006 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are there other Lopez family members that are illegal?

Are they party or assisting in any fashion to this lawsuit?

Is their attorney aware of their immigration status?

If he is, he should have his license revoked for aiding and abetting a crime.

9/15/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Driving DUI with a 0.35 BAC with no valid USA license + attempt murder of a PO + no insurance + attempting to flee an accident he caused = death.

no no no no

.... = WRONGFUL death

9/15/2006 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Victims attorney Ekl used to be a federal prosecutor never sued the police, some thing happened to him he used to be a decent guy, was hired by several p/os in past.

ya something happened to him. he struck out on his own. no longer sucking on the govt's teet, he needs to put food on his table. Dude, can't even afford a Martindale-Hubbel ad. I tried lookng him up, but no luck.

Good luck Tery! That $100,000 law school loan aint paying itself, is it?

9/15/2006 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC said...
To anonymous, who said we ought not even have comments open on this post because of pending litigation:

We're keeping an eye on it. Alternate theories or stories from "a friend of a friend who heard," won't be making this post. We aren't doing Ekl any favors.

9/15/2006 06:47:17 AM

Ya, and keep that Crimefile rat out of here too!

9/15/2006 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was one of the first cars on the scene that night. Those TRU Officers acted 110% correctly in saving their fellow officer's life.

This ILLEGAL's family sees a jackpot and they are going to cash in. They know the city doesn't even fight cases that are lock stock and smokin barrels in their favor. Better to give away a few hundred grand of the taxpayers money to these parasites.

To this shitbag lawyer suing them and and calling them "assassins", I wish you a slow painful death of syphallis. You are scum deserving of nothing better, asshole.

9/15/2006 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was also there that night, everything was legit. Good shooting, this guy pinned a fellow P.O. between his car and a squad car and was still on the gas. Low life Family as usual is trying to make a buck$. Nothing new, just a shame. PoPo 1, bad guy 0, again!

9/15/2006 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

I was the one that posted about not allowing this section of the blog. I appreciate your response. It has always appeared that you want to do the right thing. Glad your watching the posts.

As an older guy who has been through litigation and federal investigations, I have first hand knowledge that it is not fun. I was only thinking of the involved Officers and their well being.

9/15/2006 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And God forbid if it was the other way around and a po was a fatality over the incident the "hard working illegal" would have hi-tailed it back over the border w/in hours downing a beer in Tijuana (sp) Mexico. And that would have been OK to all the scum bag, bleeding-heart liberals...please, it is time that our elected politicians stand up for American's rights and stop all this crap.

9/15/2006 10:35:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

To whomever asked, we aren't forwarding any rejected posts anywhere to anyone. Are you out of your fucking mind? We don't even know if such things exist. And if they did,we certainly wouldn't be forwarding them to anyone. Who do you think we are? Sgt "Where's Waldo" Hitney?

9/15/2006 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE photo:
I have a pin cushion that looks similar, except it didn't try to kill me while driving a car.

Someone should have stuck those huge pins in that lawyer's head for a better effect.

9/16/2006 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terry Ekl can make seven figures from this bogus case even if the offender's family only gets $1.00.

As part of the 1960's civil rights legislation, the plaintiff gets 100% of the settlement. The attorney's fees are charged separately and can be astronomical.

This has created this industry of sue the police and the city no matter what the circumstances.

It is not likely that this law will ever change. Almost every member of congress is also a member of The American Trial Lawyers Association.

9/16/2006 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can the officer who was pinned underneath the car sue the offender's estate?

9/16/2006 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn Straight. Completely 100% Justified Shooting.

9/16/2006 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is FOP all this drama
9/15/2006 01:26:06 PM

Same place Jimmy Hoffa is.

Seriously, the FOP has ben in hiding since April or May, wxcept for endorsing Blago. They will do nothing to help us, just likethey have for years, and there is nothing we can do until the contract is up. Then we can move to decertify them, which is advisable.

9/16/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like we have a solution to the Illegal alien problem.

9/16/2006 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever any of us may think of Terry Ekl, its unfair to slander him with anything posted on the CLR Watchlist. EKL IS NOT ON ANY ARDC WATCHLIST - THERE IS NO SUCH THING AND HE HAS NEVER BEEN DISCIPLINED BY THE ARDC!!! CLR is a lunetic fringe outfit run by a nutcase who got pissed off at a number of judges and lawyers when his divorce didn't go as he wanted. He's probably dead now because the website hasn't been updated in the last 5 years but everytime a Judge ruled against him he filed a complaint with the Judge's Commission, the ARDC and with the State and Fedral Courts.

Whoever published the slander about EKL being on an ARDC Watchlist should better inform themselves before passing on slander, even if it is on the Internet.

9/16/2006 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, can the officer who was pinned underneath the car, and any other injured officer sue the bar where the offender got drunk?

9/16/2006 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 02:25:59 pm

Please use the correct terminology,

it should be, "Offender's family attorney".

"Victim attorney", is what Monique Bond might say and it implies that he is a victim.

9/16/2006 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first off this almost killer almost killed -2- po's! not just one! he was fleeing the law in mexico and had bogus tags that he stole from his cousin on a car he only owned for a day

9/16/2006 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You shot and killed somebody. He's dead. You're not.

It probably was justified, but have some fucking respect for a grieving family, you imbicliles

9/17/2006 04:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"grieving family", don't you mean "greedy family"?

If they were truly grieving, they would apologize for the harm that he did.

9/17/2006 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just thinking, Ekl almost certainly wants to settle this out of court. The last thing he wants to do is be forced to prove this ridiculous case out in the open court. So he will probably settle for peanuts for peanuts for the offender's family and get six or seven figures from the city as his hourly fee. The city would settle because it's cheaper, and no comment about the integrity of the city's lawyers.

Let say the injured officers sues the estate of the offender, the bar he where he got drunk, the owner or the seller of the vehicle and anyone else on that side. Won't collect from them, maybe, but perhaps they can collect from their own uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance. If so, the city will collect medical costs from any settlement, at full boat prices no matter what the city paid out.

But if you are able to get anyone into court, it would force Ekl to prove his case in open court. It might even be possible to catch him tampering with a witness

9/17/2006 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can the officer who was pinned underneath the car sue the offender's estate?


Unfortunately the most you will get is a couple of tacos and a corona.

These illegals don't carry any type of insurance, rent and don't own, blow their money here or send it back to Mexico

9/17/2006 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC

Please consider a post on attorneys who continually sue the city and bad judges. thank you.

9/17/2006 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 9/17/2006 06:34:06 PM

The idea is to grab any money that the city gives the offender's estate. That and to make Ekl prove his case, which he can't.

Next time you talk to your auto insurance agent, ask if your uninsured and underinsured policy will cover your (a) as a pedestrian and (b) while at work. Many do but not all. Also it only costs about $300-400 a year for a $1 million umbrella liability police. It is well worth the cost, you have to have auto and home liability of $250K-500K-250K, and this policy covers the rest.

9/18/2006 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It makes me sick to see that these poor PO's are second guessed about getting into a shooting. I worked in 009th that night it happened. First off I write a lot of DUI's. The one reason I write them is that someones family or friends can go home safe. It makes me sick when I see day in and day out when these people say well its ok to drink and drive in Mexico and raise the Mexican flag. First off your not in Mexico this is U.S.A. To me if your caught in the country and your illegal alien you should automatically be deported. Look at Australia and their immigration policies. If we had something like that in place stuff like illegal aliens there be no problem. But there are too many liberals here willing to help these people out. Well my family came to this country from Italy and they did it the legal way and not the illegal way. Not our fault ur a shit bag illegal alien, then come to my country and drink and drive and kill people. I have delt with so many accidents where these people could give 2 shits about u and your family. They will hit and kill them and then flee back to Mexico and you will never see them again. It makes me sick!!!!DEPORTATION is the way to go. Your caught illegal your ass is going back to your country. I am glad Bush is doing more to secure the border. When I see these people go around and hit innocent civilians and almost kill them it makes me sick! I am so glad that they finally made DUI's felonies. Lock them up and DEPORT their asses!!!!

9/20/2006 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did they shoot him with, a flag gun? Looks like he just left a parade.

9/20/2006 02:28:00 AM  

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