Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cops Shoot, Kill Armed Offender

But no marches? There aren't any vice lords on the south side to organize a protest?
  • Chicago Police fatally shot a 22-year-old man who allegedly charged a police officer with a gun early Wednesday in the South Side’s Gresham neighborhood.

    A Gresham District police officer shot the man, identified as Johnny Goodwin by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, about 12:15 a.m. at 8147 S. Morgan St., according to police News Affairs Deputy Director Pat Camden. Goodwin’s home address and pronouncement information were not available at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

As of the 10pm newscasts, the shooting had been ruled justified.

Sorry this wasn't up earlier, but as we've explained before - we post once a day, usually around midnight. Between midnights, we work, attend court, go to CAPS meetings, have family time, etc. If the wireless connection is up, we can post from the car. Sometimes though, we just can't get to it as quick as we'd like to.

UPDATE: And here comes the "He didn't have a gun" bullshit drama:
  • But just a few blocks away, at 83rd and Morgan in the Auburn community, Goodwin's mother stood in her doorway, leaning on the doorjamb for support. Janet Goodwin said her son did not carry a gun or keep one in their home -- and cops had no reason to shoot him.

    Her reaction echoed comments from relatives and neighbors of Aaron Harrison, an 18-year-old who was shot and killed by Chicago Police two weeks ago.

    "I know he didn't have a gun,'' Janet Goodwin said. "He was the type to fight with fists.''

You know, we're seriously considering applying for full duty disability because of all the back problems we're having from carrying around all these damn guns we have to plant on dead gangbangers. And the pounds and pounds of narcotics, too. Ever since the Department took away the SUV's, we've had to carry so much of this stuff in our personal cars, it's starting to affect the gas mileage.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

He Gone!!!!

8/22/2007 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He gone!

8/22/2007 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was sickened two things today:

1) Did anyone have to sign for that Total Compensation form given by the City? It is so strange that we get stuff like that when we are without a contract. And the city adds all the supposed extra perks they give us, WELL my Total Compensation was not even close to what I deserved for putting up with the shit I have seen and heard on this job this year.

2) Did anyone catch WGN's newscast on that asshole killed in 004? That little fruitcake Juan Carlos FagHOLE made it seem like the police did something wrong. There were a lot of statements like "police allege."

Can we do something right in the eyes of the Chicago media? If you don't catch the guy with a gun and he kills someone then we are at fault, if we shoot the guy then the media makes us out to be the bad guys.

Juan Carlos FAGhole also had to mention that asshole on the southside was also shot in the back. Would someone please educate the media that an armed offender can be shot in the back. It is completely within the use of force guidelines. We would want that armed offender discharging his firearm and hurting innocent civilians on the West or Southsides.

8/23/2007 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell is "what not"? All you Bond bashers should see that "Tan Boy" Camden sounds just as bad as she does. She's easy on the eyes though...
-007 dist cop

8/23/2007 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Rev Al Sharpton said...

Yes I'm new to Chicago but i found this blogspot rather quick.

I call the US Attorney's Office to hold an investigation into this young man's life. These cops gunned down a young man in the prime of his career criminal life. Yes, he had a Kennedy King College ID but he only went there for one semester. Instead he chose the life of criminal behavior. Just think of all the plasma TVs that his momma would have if he wasnt gunned down by these vicious polices.

I personally hold Mayor Daley responsible and will be filing a lawsuit on his mother's behalf. Yes, the little guy was gonna turn his gun into the City's "gun turn in" but felt that $100 was not enough. He felt that it was worth over $500 and therefore kept it. I therby profusely blame the mayor of this city as the main factor in my client becoming an alleged homicide offender.

And by the way, I know i'm new to this city...but i'm a reverend...a man of the cloth. So what i speak is the truth. And nobody can refute that or you'll lose votes with my black following.

Yes, many honest hard-working Americans may be jealous of the fact that i haven't worked a day in my life...but God is my work.

PS. Sorry about Tawana Brawley. My bad.

Go Jesse!! son needs a Budweiser distributor in NYC. Can you help?

8/23/2007 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Mayor Daley said...

This just in by Mayor Daley. G.O. 07-083---

Chicago is a sanctuary city!! Any crime is ignored if the offender is hiding in safehouse. A safehouse can be a church, house, apartment, doghouse, under a porch, in a vehicle, in a school, in Lake Michigan, in any private location, or any public way.

Under no circumstances are anyone to be placed under arrest in the "sanctuary". Especially if they are convicted felons with arrest warrants.

Pleae be aggressive in arresting these fugitives when they are outside of the sanctuary. (Wherever that is).

Ex-Sup Cline just stated that all districts will have missions daily in the area that is not in the sanctuary (wherever that may be)

Good Luck

8/23/2007 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Momma said today in the scumtimes that Johnny was out with his friends and had come home to change (at 12:15am) so he could go out and hang some more with his friends. Next thing you know we will be seeing his alter boy pictures with father phlegmer.

8/23/2007 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media is reporting most police shootings are with the "victims" are shot in the back. The victim/offender therefore was NOT a threat to the officer.

8/23/2007 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Fillmo' Joe said...

From the last line if the SLUM Times story.

"Goodwin had been arrested nine times on charges that include aggravated assault, gambling and drug possession. Court records show he had one conviction for soliciting an unlawful business."

Another future Harvard grad wasted

8/23/2007 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

channel 5 reports cops shoot, kill "allegedly" armed offender.

funny I don't remember seeing headlines like cops shoot kill "allegedly" unarmed man

bullshit double standard

8/23/2007 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad guy 0 CPD another GONE! Shootings are up thanks to the liberals who let animals prowl the streets! THANK GOD CPD OFFICERS ARE OK! FUCK THE DEAD ASSHOLE, MAY HE ROT IN HELL!

8/23/2007 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good job, office!

8/23/2007 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous bishop jackson said...

Those of you who condemn Michael Vick are racists. Just as bullfighting is a national sport in Spain and Mexico, dog fighting has always been part of the African-American culture in our nation.

If Mike was Peyton Manning, it wouldn't even make the news.

Cut Brother Vick some slack.

8/23/2007 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Future cop in 016 said...

Good stuff SCC !!...keep up the good work !

8/23/2007 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He gone!!! Huh?

8/23/2007 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check this'll love it :)

8/23/2007 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this never happens to one of ours:

8/23/2007 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry off the subject > man is it just me or does any bosses have a ball sack anymore? the kick ass, pro working police, supportive, appreciative boss is a dieing breed.

8/23/2007 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury defended Michael Vick, calling dogfighting a sport and comparing it to hunting.

Marbury spoke Monday about the federal dogfighting conspiracy charges against Vick while promoting his basketball shoe in Albany, N.Y.

"I think it's tough," Marbury said, according to Albany TV station Capital News 9. "I think, you know, we don't say anything about people who shoot deer or shoot other animals. You know, from what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors."

8/23/2007 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous 606a said...

have to say officer involved real good copper and even a better guy good job bro from the afternoon incident team

8/23/2007 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear ya. we need to ask for a DROP GUN / DRUGS pay this shit is getting expensive. Im down to my last 2 drop guns and im out of weed.

8/23/2007 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least NJ has some balls:

"Attorney General Anne Milgram today ordered all local police officers in New Jersey to inquire about the immigration status of suspects charged with serious crimes, and to notify federal immigration authorities if there is reason to believe the suspect is in the country illegally.

The requirements, which go into effect immediately, apply to suspects arrested for specific indictable offenses and for driving while intoxicated, Milgram said. If the suspect is unable to prove he or she is legally in the United States, the police officer is required to notify Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, she said. The policy also specifies that prosecutors and courts be notified."

8/23/2007 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to let you all know, you guys/gals had me pissing in my pants reading the comments posted in this section. I really needed a good laugh. Thanks everyone.

8/23/2007 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You so crazy!!!

8/23/2007 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Juan Carlos FAGhole"

Now THAT'S the way to get people to take you seriously.

With that ability to express yourself, maybe you should replace Monique Bond.

Obviously with your ability to put yourself forward as a serious thinker, any and all doubts regarding the veracity of Chicago PD statements would evaporate like a morning haze.

Or not.

8/23/2007 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/23/2007 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard there were some command changes today? Anybody got the info on that??

8/23/2007 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC I am surprised more people did not comment on the number of P/O's in the Patroll Division. This comes a surprise since everyone complains about lack of manpower. Sad to say it seem like lots of talk little follow up. 1 of 7,253.

8/23/2007 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When its him or you, make sure its you who goes home to the family. F the media. To all the outside units, the entire 6th district, the dicks, the brass, the FOP, and of course the "team".... THANK YOU! Everyone did an outstanding job helping out in every way. God Bless

8/23/2007 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great job 006

8/23/2007 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anal Knieval said...

Stop picking on Father Pleger. He is a man of the cloth.

By the way, does anyone know how I can reach the North American Man Love Boy Association ("NAMBLA") regarding my membership dues being in arrears?

8/23/2007 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We could really use some rain....

8/23/2007 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't you officers shoot for the legs?

8/23/2007 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

21 years old...with 9 arrests. Including arrests for Agg. Assault.
The news media should stop interviewing these parents, who apparently don't know about the enterprising young (and unsuccessful, I should add) criminals they have in their homes.
It gets tiresome, hearing people who apparently don't have a clue about their child's extensive arrest history swear on a stack of bibles that THEIR BABY "never had a gun."

8/23/2007 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/23/2007 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


8/23/2007 09:48:00 PM

Because some of actually work and are not a dog like you, so why don't you go back to your hole and stay there eight hours pussy.

8/23/2007 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Get Bent said...

If you knew that your sh*thead bastard child didn’t carry a gun, how come you didn’t know where he was in the middle of the night. Ohhh yeaa, he was coming home from choir practice at Father Fellatio’s house.

8/23/2007 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why couldnt they just wound him in the leg or wing his arm. dez didnt hav to gunz him downz

8/23/2007 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't you officers shoot for the legs?


I hear this BS from time to time.

Hey, this is how PO's train. To end the threat by using force to center mass.

If this guy was aiming a gun at your child or yourself, do you want me to shoot him in the leg, and then he shoots both of you dead, or shoot the guy in the chest and he falls?

Once deadly force is used its not play lets wound because the person is still a danger.

8/24/2007 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say that we start giving the parents of these "so-called" choir boy copies of their arrest records. At least that way, we have lifted any veil of secrecy their delinquent kids use and remove any doubt from the minds of the parents.

8/24/2007 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why can't you officers shoot for the legs?"

I did, I guess my sights were off, Oh well!

8/24/2007 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't you officers shoot for the legs?
Assuming for argument's sake, it's a good shoot, why would you want a cop to shoot at a small, moving target, probably missing, and hitting a REAL honor student accidentally?

Of course what makes you think somebody can't die of shock or blood loss from being shot in the legs?

Given that the purpose of shooting the person AT ALL was to stop him from shooting the officer or anyone else, how does shooting him in the legs accomplish that?

Lethal force is lethal force. Shooting anyone ANYWHERE is lethal force. If they're not dangerous enough to kill, they weren't dangerous enough to shoot in the first place.

If somebody makes himself enough of a danger to the officer and or the public at large to shoot, the only appropriate place to shoot them is center of mass.

The answer to allegedly bad shoots isn't negligent and irresponsible tactics.

8/24/2007 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Tackleberry said...

Why can't you officers shoot for the legs?
12:33 Its sarcasm...relax Francis

8/24/2007 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Juan Carlos FAGhole"

Now THAT'S the way to get people to take you seriously.

With that ability to express yourself, maybe you should replace Monique Bond.

Obviously with your ability to put yourself forward as a serious thinker, any and all doubts regarding the veracity of Chicago PD statements would evaporate like a morning haze.

Or not.

8/23/2007 03:26:00 PM

I am sorry if I hurt your feelings and you are offended. This isn't the most Politically correct place however. And you are a little soft if you take anything on this blog seriously.

8/24/2007 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/24/2007 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other day I stopped a 22 year old afro american in the westside who I thought had just finished performing a hand to hand transaction. Upon conducting my field interview and requesting ID,I noticed a link card with his ID. I asked him what the heck was he doing with a link card? he related to me that he was disabled and couldnt work and proceeded to show me a bullet wound to his leg. I told him that maybe he couldnt perform heavy mannual work but was fit enough to work at a fast food restaurant, he became insulted and said "fuck that" they dont pay enough and that he likes getting free money and if I could get free money I would. I informed him that I wasnt raised that way and would work any job I could find. This young man was all cut up with muscles and I asked him does his disability hammper him from handling himself on the street and he stated hell no.Then I played reverse psychology and asked him if he was a wealthy rapper with millions and he had to pay for everything for me because I like free money and didnt want to work, would he like paying for me knowing I could work and he stated he would not like having to pay for my every need.
This conversation really pissed me off for the rest of the day knowing that my already high taxes are going to be raised to give this POS as he stated FREE MONEY. Also who are these social workers that authorize benefits to this 22 year old fit young man? and why is he still recieving FREE MONEY when he is on parole delivery?
Sorry guys this really pissed me off and sorry for the rant.

8/24/2007 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all of Little Ritchie's successful gun buyback programs the last few years, it's getting harder and harder to find good throwdown pieces that won't set you back a month's pay.

Getting so it's next to impossible to come up with that cheapo Lorcin or Bryco Getto-Gat....when you need 'em!

8/24/2007 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



8/25/2007 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 23aug, 10:47, I can only hope that you learn that not everything is completely as it seems,especially with regard to this profession, for which you have (as it seems quite recently)taken "the oath" for...simply because a policeman may or not have lost his penchant for locking up the 'animal'/trying to 'save the world does not mean that he has not done his share, one can only hope, as a fellow blue shirt, that you do, in a forseeable number of days, get to the point where you can make that choice between utter futility or some degree of hapiness,...there are many who have been there before you...good luck, stay safe, and heed the 'necessary' advice when offered...

8/25/2007 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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