Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lesson for Media Asshats

Unless you think suburban cops run around with skull fractures, we think you can drop the use of the word "allegedly" in this case:
  • Waukegan police shoot boy, 17, who allegedly hit cop with hammer

    He and brother were fighting in front lawn, police say; officer has skull fracture
Good shooting by suburban cops to save the life of a co-worker.

Also as a quick lesson:
  • People shot by the police aren't "victims." The cop is the victim - the shot individual is the "offender."
Try it.

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61 Comments:

Blogger Elm Creek Smith said...

I'm stunned! A religious leader who gets it?

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Next door to Lewis' home is Antioch Baptist Church, where Rev. A. C. Conley Sr. is pastor. Conley said he met the family once but did not know them, and was called to the neighborhood after the shooting by other residents. He cautioned against quick assumptions about what happened.

"It's something that's highly unfortunate and tragic," Conley said. "The police have a tough job to do. I think the folks out here should curtail their anger until all the facts come out."

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My best to the officer who was injured.

ECS

8/14/2008 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the area of 63rd and Kedzie a store owner shot would be armed robbers....maybe we better help this guy get out of town before Da Mayor return from China and have him arrested for illegally having a gun at his business. Hoping for a quick recovery for the owner who also was wounded in the exchange.
anyone that passing the hat for this guy......count me in!

8/14/2008 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the cop is doing good.

8/14/2008 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, sort of...

Everyone please go to the Tribune and read the surveys filled out by our DCs and watch the video of J-Fed inspiring the troops of the fighting 13th at an outdoor roll call at Maypole and Leavitt. Nice pressed khaki’s Jodi. Thanks for not embarrassing by wearing a uniform you didn’t earn.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/
local/chi-commanders-for-webaug
14,0,5362784.story

8/14/2008 01:35:00 AM  
Blogger Detective ShavedLongcock said...

drop the use of the word "allegedly" hit the officer in the head with a hammer....

I would say so, seeing that the officer suffered a fractured skull due to the offender hitting the officer in the head with the hammer!

Screw the media!

Period!

8/14/2008 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the copper who got hit in the head may have a fractured skull. Sounds like a good shoot to me.

8/14/2008 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another sad day for CPD...

Rest In Peace Officer Soto,
may GOD bless him, Ms. Romberg and their families in this time of grieving...

Please fellow officers, take care of yourselves & each other...

8/14/2008 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media is so fucked up that they cant tell the difference between good and bad, right and wrong. They are pure liberal dog shit! I prey every single day that they become "victims" of the jackyls that roam this city and here their lamentations of "why did this happen to me".

8/14/2008 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This does NOT play to the Liberal, anti-Police efforts of the media!

Trying to play, hammer weilding asshole to be a poster child of being wronged by the POLEEZZ!

Give me a break already, this is why I don't watch the local news!

I only watch CNN. Better than any local garbage that I have seen on TV.

8/14/2008 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous NEIL BERGSTEIN said...

Its a shame that whore, slanted, biased method of reporting has spread to burb Police incidents too!

8/14/2008 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Blank, a community activist critical of the police, worked his way around the crowd, handing people fliers for a Saturday rally in nearby North Chicago to protest police shootings in the area, which he said have targeted blacks, including Lewis.

"It's happening too often. I'd like to see our community organize," said Blank, 46, of Waukegan. "Too often, the police utilize a last resort, rather than the first." Biang said Blank's comment was "irresponsible."

"This has nothing to do with race. The officer [who shot Lewis] was protecting himself and other people there," Biang said, adding that the injured officer is also black.


I'd be a little more critical of the OFFENDER and his stay-at-home mom who should of exercised her PARENTAL duties before the police arrived.

8/14/2008 07:33:00 AM  
Blogger Colin said...

Thanks for pointing this out. The super lame Tribune has disabled the comment section for this story.

My thoughts exactly, the cop has a FRACTURED SKULL!! If that isn't a justified shooting, what is?!

8/14/2008 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you poleezez my babies jus be palying at the crib and da poleezez comez up and shootz dem for no reazon.
Dis iz some shit. Hez going to be a senior in highz sckoolz dis year.
7 yearz of high skoolz fo nutten.

8/14/2008 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor of Waukegan told the media, that contrary to the story given be mamie, the P.O. suffered a fractured skull. Would Dickhead do the same?

8/14/2008 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ONE LESS PIECE OF SHIT IN THIS WORLD.THANK YOU.....GET WELL OFFICER.

8/14/2008 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Media.

It would still be a good shooting by the police if the OFFENDER had been shot while attacking the VICTIM, in this case an armed P.O., with the hammer.

The officer in fear for his like, being attacked by an ALSO armed offender.

Get your heads out of your asses. Do a story right for once. As a group you're batting well over 1000.

8/14/2008 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You won't get the truth out of the media. Don't forget, these are the same people having wet dreams about their "rock star" Obama. These are the same people who praised his speech to the "hundreds of thousands" in Berlin but forgot to mention that the only reason so many people showed up was the obama camp paid for two popular rock bands and FREE beer for all the krauts. (That's like giving whiskey to the Indians.) And let's not forget how the media blamed the Pentagon for obama snubbing our wounded soldiers at Landstuhl, when the truth was that obie wanted cameras recording his gracious visit to t he soldiers, and the Army said, no, you cannot film hospital patients, so obie blew them off.

8/14/2008 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

already on the news "my baby havesn't hit no police"

8/14/2008 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure sometimes the police have itchy trigger fingers, but I would bet in the vast majority of cases, this isn't true. I love how the media says things like, "Police shot a 17 year old Waukegan high school student." Was he in school at the time? NO? Well, then stop saying dumb shit like that. Cop or no cop, if I saw someone hitting someone else in the head with a hammer, I'd shoot them too! Well, if I wasn't deprived of my rights because I live in Hellinois anyway.

What do cops think about lawful citizens carrying handguns? I'd think you'd be all for it.

CNN is liberal media at its finest. Maybe instead of John Kass, we need Lou Dobbs. Now that guy tells it how it is!

8/14/2008 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only watch CNN. Better than any local garbage that I have seen on TV.

8/14/2008 06:02:00 AM

You really watch the Communist News Network? The embeds for Sadam's Iraqi Army during our last two wars with them. You really shouldn't have a problem with the local liberals' views since you're already watching the cable top left of center propaganda.

8/14/2008 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Trib. disabled the commentary section on the blog. Only when it's police scandal they open it up for comments. Read online, let it bleed for these fools. I only buy on the day that John Kass writes.

8/14/2008 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The picture says it all. Why do the police continually victimize my people for cultural incidents. It is our culture to ignore the laws of the civilized society. The media already knows and accepts that, that is why we are the victims. When will you ever learn!
Now GIVE us some more money$$$.

$uckas!

8/14/2008 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous The Real Deal said...

To all families: When you call the Police we take charge of the scene. You gave up the right to be in charge when you dialed 911.If your children don't obey you,what makes you believe they will obey the police? Tell your family members to drop any and all objects to the ground they are holding upon the police arriving on the scene. A friggin' hammer is a deadly weapon!! Remember we are empowered by The State of Illinois to use deadly force when justified. If you do not want to be shot by the police,obey the police!!!!

8/14/2008 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and since shootings are now "criminal investigations" shouldnt the rags use the term "allegedly" when referring to the shooting in general? "The police allegedly shot a 17 year old boy who was allegedly swinging a hammer; one officer allegedly had a skull fracture is what the mayor and hospital officials are alleging" HAHAHAAHAHAH Just shows what a joke local media is a big FUCK YOU goes out to all our local media viewers!

8/14/2008 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm stunned! A religious leader who gets it?

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ECS - notice: it's a rev from a mainstream church. Not a storefront make-believe church. Or that anomaly, Phather Phleger. That's why he "gets it."

8/14/2008 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love his cracked out momma MEDIA WHORE: "did your son hit the officer in the head with a hammer?"

CRACK WHORE" "NAAHHHH I mean HE AINT DONE DID NUFFIN WRONG!!"

no questions asking momma how an officer ended up with a fractured skull... no questions on why did momma call the police in the first damn place... nope just one simple eye witness account... Im not really surprised

8/14/2008 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous enraged whitey said...

The shooting occurred in Ald. Samuel Cunningham's 1st Ward. Cunningham said he was hearing different accounts of what happened—one from police and another from the street.

"The truth is always in the middle," he said, adding that the most important thing was to comfort and support Lewis' mother.


I see their alderscum are just as much race baiting scum bag crooked gang backed pieces of shit as most of ours. I guess this asshole political hack doesnt think too much about the officers well being, as he stated the only thing now is to worry about the care of Lewis' mother??? PLEASE!!! SHE RAISED A KID WHO WOULD TRY TO KILL A POLICE OFFICER WITH A HAMMER! HAD HE A GUN, THIS PO WOULD HAVE BEEN SHOT DEAD! WHEN WILL THIS "COMMUNITY REALILZE THAT IT SOMETIMES, HELL, MOST OF THE TIMES IS THEIR FAULT!!?? Unbelieveable these people!

8/14/2008 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I'll bet the copper hit his head on the door jam of his car while exiting. That's what really happened. He was groggy and just shot the kid for no reason.

8/14/2008 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speedy Recovery Officer!

8/14/2008 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC , can you or a fellow blogger list the offending reporters' emails so we can "hammer" them (no pun int.) with the correct wording after their displays of ignorance are published.

8/14/2008 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People shot by the police aren't "victims." The cop is the victim - the shot individual is the "offender."

That don't sell papers.

8/14/2008 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And while we're at it, maybe we could remind the media to block the license plate on a po shooting victim's license plate, and maybe not show his home and the address of that home on the news.

Morons.

8/14/2008 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment from the sun-times blog says it all...

"Shouldn't bring a hammer to a gun fight. Learn how to act and you won't get shot."

Is there a way that Fox News can somehow make changes to the local Fox media outlets? Because this "honor student" "star athlete" BS is embarrassing.

8/14/2008 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In the area of 63rd and Kedzie a store owner shot would be armed robbers"

Open season on scumbags, no permit required. Time to thin the herd....

8/14/2008 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thing...the use of the word "boy" for a 17 year old. The media picks and chooses the use of the word "boy" for 17 year olds. In this case, using "boy" makes the officers sound ruthless.

8/14/2008 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job one less piece of shit to worry about. The media's coverage of this is unreal.

8/14/2008 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time he gets into a fight with the family.

8/14/2008 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy the copper is ok and the OFFENDER is dead! Fuck him we saved tax payers millions in this animals future care!

8/14/2008 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reports about the mother being comforted about her "victim" son were ludicrous.

Her son wasn't a little lamb, or an innocent victim, he was a perpetrator who would still be alive if he obeyed the police officer. He struck a law enforcement officer with a hammer and in my opinion, and I'm not a cop, he got what he deserved. It's unfortunate that the officer wasn't able to shoot him prior to being struck.

By the way media mushes, how about some sympathy for the police officer and his family? He was seriously injured protecting the public and responding to a call.

8/14/2008 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watch the video of J-Fed inspiring the troops of the fighting 13th at an outdoor roll call at Maypole and Leavitt. Nice pressed khaki’s Jodi. Thanks for not embarrassing by wearing a uniform you didn’t earn.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/
local/chi-commanders-for-webaug
====

I can't find this video. Pls don't call me 'stupid.' Can you offer any add'l info as to how to access it?

8/14/2008 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This pissed me off when I saw it in the Tribune yesterday. "Allegedly," and a picture of the "victim's" family above it. (rolls eyes)

Hope the officer makes a full recovery.

8/14/2008 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

After I read the asshole with the hammer was a "victim", I realized it's more proof that there's TOO MANY DUMMIES in the journalism field. Special note to the media: You DUMMIES don't get the big picture, do you? Ratings and subscriptions are plummeting because of the bullshit you print and televise; your customers know shit when they see it; they've seen enough and now they're moving on. When the Sun Times closes within two years and the reporters are out of work I hope they join a police department. It'll be the education on humanity you'll ever recieve.

8/14/2008 05:08:00 PM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

"Next door to Lewis' home is Antioch Baptist Church, where Rev. A. C. Conley Sr. is pastor.....He cautioned against quick assumptions about what happened.

"It's something that's highly unfortunate and tragic," Conley said. "The police have a tough job to do. I think the folks out here should curtail their anger until all the facts come out."
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Reverend Conley used some good sense in quelling any type of rash action. Reverned Conley, if you're reading this, thanks.

8/14/2008 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If u can't control ur savage kids what thinks we can.stop calling the police.you are a rat mom and dad and ur kids are just a pay check.their is no way you love ur kids'that's why u call the police because you know ur savage kids will fuck up around the cops and they will get shot.its called the lottery.

8/14/2008 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Mette back in the Chicago news on Channel 7, things are indeed looking brighter.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6328399

Give credit where credit is due, Superintendent Jody Weis did interecede on Mike's behalf unlike Phil Cline and did request a pardon from the Governor of Iowa. Way to go, JFed!!!

Please reconsider the Bill Cozzi prosecution and the rank and file will begin to reevaluate your preformance.

8/14/2008 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not jump to any conclusions here. I saw on CLTV that some "witness" (and i didn't get the relationship with Mr. Hammer) who said quite explicitly and very articulately that "he did't hit no poleese. No, no, no." The only thing that hurts is they put that bitch on camera and gave her a microphone.

8/14/2008 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe when the mayor gets back from his vacation in China he can so-sponsor a resolution outlawing hammers in the city. think of the $$$ he could make having everybody register their hammers.

8/14/2008 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Correction Batman!!!

The offender is really called an ASSailant!

8/14/2008 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, Midlothian wants to follow Lynwood and srart a baggy pants ban for pants that expose 3 or more inches of underwear or private parts. Great idea as this is vulgar and is gang culture. Who wants to see asscrack and dirty underwear. I've worked in ghettos long enough to see guys with their units and pubes hanging out cause of this. But the ACLU says that it "targets young men of color". Am I wrong in believing that the ACLU is admitting that just young black men are vulgar indecent gangbangers. Just a thought.

8/14/2008 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF THE LITTLE ASSHOLE "ALLEGEDLY" HIT THE COP THEN WHY NOT WRITE THAT THE COP "ALLEGEDLY" TOOK THE LITTLE ASSHOLE DOWN??

8/14/2008 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical Liberal News Media description of the incident.
Each time my dog does his duty on a newspaper, I'm reminded that there is indeed a use for a newspaper after all.

8/14/2008 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Am I wrong in believing that the ACLU is admitting that just young black men are vulgar indecent gangbangers. Just a thought.

8/14/2008 07:08:00 PM"


You are CORRECT, sir.

8/14/2008 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are CORRECT, sir.

8/14/2008 09:13:00 PM

YOU again. How's those blue eyes?

8/14/2008 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no questions asking momma how an officer ended up with a fractured skull... no questions on why did momma call the police in the first damn place... nope just one simple eye witness account... Im not really surprised

8/14/2008 09:53:00 AM

They're not going to ask questions like that because they know if they piss someone off by insinuating someone take responsibility for their actions they might get a whole lot of whoop ass just like the cop got. Those ignorant assholes have no impulse control. NONE.

8/14/2008 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous a civilian said...

did they really call this kid an hornor student? he attacks a uniformed policeman with a hammer! sounds like a stupid, undiciplined dumb ass to me. think about it. who else but a dumb ass would attack someone carrying a gun with a hammer and expect to end up still sucking air? i consider it one future problem in society dealt with BEFORE it became a problem.

8/14/2008 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thing...the use of the word "boy" for a 17 year old. The media picks and chooses the use of the word "boy" for 17 year olds. In this case, using "boy" makes the officers sound ruthless.

8/14/2008 01:02:00 PM

___________________________________

I thought the use of the word "boy" was racist when used by a white person.

Did anyone see momma? What a fine example of a ignorant, welfare queen. Please shut up.

8/14/2008 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are CORRECT, sir.

8/14/2008 09:13:00 PM

YOU again. How's those blue eyes?

8/14/2008 10:05:00 PM

How's that ashy skin?

8/15/2008 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't find this video. Pls don't call me 'stupid.' Can you offer any add'l info as to how to access it?

8/14/2008 05:01:00 PM

It's along the left side of the article about the DCs

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-commanders-for-webaug14,0,5362784.story

8/15/2008 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop calling the police you stupid Asshats if you hate us. The only
Victim is the officer. I say that
Allegedly your kid was a piece of
Garbage. Want us to stop shooting? Easy, stop acting like fools and Stop calling to babysit your kids.

8/15/2008 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not defending the media, because they all suck (except for Kass), but they are afraid of getting sued if they say an offender did something until it's a conviction in court. That's why the use of "allegedly." Just wish they would use that word when the cops are involved in a shooting.

8/15/2008 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are CORRECT, sir.

8/14/2008 09:13:00 PM

YOU again. How's those blue eyes?

8/14/2008 10:05:00 PM

How's that ashy skin?

8/15/2008 10:18:00 AM

I'm white, honey. female, 35, divorced, no kids. and I love the color blue, whether it's eye's or shirts. (g)

8/16/2008 10:25:00 AM  

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