Sunday, February 17, 2019

Federal Law Violation?

So now that the two "suspects" have been released, are they cooperating witnesses or co-conspirators? According to numerous people (who also seem to be in contact with the CWB blog - see link on the right) the evidence of a hoax is stacking up.

Supposedly, detectives have located the source of the clothesline and the Lyft driver involved. political pressure is being brought to bear (graphic from CWB blog):


Because if Crimesha doesn't have a confession, the case is going nowhere. But was we hinted yesterday, it might be out of Crimesha's hands shortly. Numerous readers sent us the Search Warrant receipt that had been circulating around Twitter, Facebook and (again) the CWB blog that has done incredible amounts of reporting. Check this out (click for larger version):


Stamps. Bleach. Proof of residence. But right on Line One is what interests us....or rather, what might finally bring the whole mess to the FBI:
  • Magazine on bird cage
The warrant already lists Proof of Residency farther down the receipt. Why seize a magazine? Is this the magazine that might have all the letters cut out of it for the mail threat that was sent from a south side post office to the studio about a month ago? It's hard to believe that someone would keep that around afterwards, but everyone knows the feds take a very dim view of using the Post Office for anything illegal.

We can only hope.

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Why Did He Have a Gun?

In yet another quantifiable demonstration (quantified by five dead innocents and five wounded police officers) of the failure of god-knows-how-many gun "laws" that don't do a single thing to protect citizens of Illinois, the media reports this:
  • Court records show Martin was convicted of aggravated assault in the stabbing of a woman in Mississippi in 1995. He’d also been arrested six times previously by Aurora police, most recently in 2008 for violating an order of protection, Ziman revealed Saturday.

    Ziman said the assault conviction might not have appeared on a criminal background check when Martin applied and was approved in January 2014 for a Firearm Owners Identification card. In March of that year, Martin applied to buy a handgun from an Aurora gun dealer, and he was approved within five days.

    Five days after that, Martin applied for a concealed carry permit. When Martin’s felony conviction was discovered during the background check for that license, his application was denied and his FOID card was revoked. However, his Smith and Wesson handgun — the same weapon used in Friday’s shooting — was never confiscated.
Jay-Bee "BJ" the Hutt has already seen a couple of Confiscation Laws proposed in Springfield (and don't doubt for a second that he will sign anything Madigan gets passed) that won't fix a damn thing.

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Per Mile Tax

Remember when Jay-Bee "BJ" the Hutt said he wasn't going to propose a per-mile tax during the campaign? He just had someone else do it:
  • Bill Status of HB2864

    House Sponsors
    Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

    Amends the Motor Fuel Tax Law. Creates the per-mile road usage charge pilot program. Provides that the registered owner of a motor vehicle that is approved to participate in the program shall, in lieu of the taxes imposed under the Motor Fuel Tax Law, pay a per-mile road usage charge for metered use by the subject vehicle of the highways in this State. Provides that the per-mile road usage charge is $0.021 per mile. Effective immediately.
Two-and-one-tenth cents per mile?

And pardon our disbelief, but this would repeal the Motor Fuel Tax Law in its entirety? How are they going to register out-of-state miles since we spend a lot of time outside this hellhole on our days off?

Looks like we'll be driving to work in reverse as much as possible.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Five Cops Wounded in Aurora

  • Six people, including a gunman, died in a mass shooting at a manufacturing firm Friday afternoon, and five officers were struck by gunfire, officials said.

    Authorities confirmed the shooter, Gary Martin, 45, was killed in a shootout with police. Police believe he was an employee at Henry Pratt Co. in the industrial park in the Chicago suburb, and said they did not know the motive.
Five victims didn't make it, but many others were saved by the police response.

God bless the victims, and best wishes for a speedy recovery of all the wounded, officers and workers.

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Captains Made

There was a Captain Eligibility List that came out this past week. It's over one hundred names and it simply a list of those who applied and were deemed "qualified" to become Captains.

The Department, of course, immediately promoted ten of the least qualified as payoffs for certain political favors:
  • BARZ, Michael -- Unit 010
    BULNES, Migdalia -- Unit 004
    CALDERON, Gilberto -- Unit 011
    MUHAMMAD, Rahman -- Unit 620
    MURPHY, Michael -- Unit 124
    PARHAM Andre -- Unit 121
    STEVENS, Jill -- Unit 024/136
    WHITE, Glenn -- Unit 051
    WINES, Patrina -- Unit 005/111
    WISER, Ricahrd -- Unit 005/181
One is on his fourth bite at the "merit" apple, one has spent less time on the street than any PPO in history, one has turned his participation in the IAD cover-up of the Lieutenant Test Scandal into his second promotion in less than three years.

Remember, earned, not given. Now go get some numbers for these "leaders."

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Story Falls Apart

  • Chicago police confirmed Thursday that detectives are talking to two persons of interest in connection with the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

    Multiple sources have told ABC7 Eyewitness News that police are investigating whether Smollett and the two men staged the attack allegedly because Smollett was being written off of "Empire."

    A source familiar with the investigation told the ABC7 I-Team that Smollett failed to appear for an interview with detectives earlier Thursday, but has since spoken with police.
But the most useless superintendent in history continues the charade:
  • Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson contacted ABC7 to say they are continuing to treat Smollett as a victim and the investigation remains ongoing.
Just when you thought Special Ed couldn't sink any lower, he finds a shovel in the basement of the ManHole and starts to dig.

Does anyone have a picture of the Search Warrant copy left behind? One media outlet had it and broadcast it. We're told that the list of items being sought/seized has one rather interesting item that could spell big problems for Smollett and his accomplices.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Washington DC Memorial Guide

We've been having issues with Scribd.com where we usually host the annual National Law Enforcement Memorial Guide put together by retired Sergeant Al Pantek.

The Guide outlines directions, accommodations, points of interest, a schedule of events....pretty much everything you would need to have an memorable experience in Washington DC for the most somber of events.

Chicago is over-represented this year with four names being added to the National Memorial.

Since we can't seem to get the entire guide published as in past years, we have been provided with this helpful link to another site that is hosting the document. It opens as a .pdf file and is easily downloadable there. It is an obvious labor of love by Al and a priceless asset to your visit, complete with many color pictures and maps.

Get the guide and make your plans early.

Click the link and either download the Guide to your device or save it to print it up later.

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Lieutenant List

Once again, an amazing class of .... seven?


And those "merit" picks, wow:
  • in the Personnel Concerns program;
  • numerous open CR's - one with a rending recommendation of fifteen days for losing his gun in a public restroom;
  • an EEOC beef from a female civilian in Unit 123
Who the fuck is recommending this idiot and who in god's name is approving him as "qualified" for anything? Oh...Barb West...never mind.

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Corky Corky Corky

This asswipe:


Hey Corky, how's Carlyle doing? Still sucking prisoner dick? Might be good practice when he gets sent up for rape, right? There are consequences when you go to prison after all.

Go play in traffic you piece of shit.

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How Much Money Wasted?

Amazon announced that they weren't building a $2.8 billion headquarters in New York after all, meaning 25,000 jobs fall by the wayside along with billions of dollars in tax revenue.

Anyone in the Chicago media asking how much did Rahm wasted courting these people? Yeah, we didn't think so.

And did everyone see how much Amazon is paying in taxes for 2018, on profits of $11 billion?
Actually, that's not quite true. They filed for and will receive a rebate of $129 million, making their effective tax rate negative 1%.

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Clearance Rate UP!

After this fine bit of detective work, a homicide was cleared:
  • Notification Date/Time: 14-FEB-2019 12:57

    Occurrence Address:7055 W HIGGINS AVE,CHICAGO,IL
    District: 016

    IUCR Code: HOMICIDE FIRST DEGREE MURDER

    Summary: RD# E66-294110

    UPDATE: Command Channel review has been completed and approved by Deputy Chief JONES.

    On 17 Sep 1966, Lawrence STUBITSCH was shot by Richard DE ANGELO during an altercation outside of the Bistro Lounge. Richard FERRARO was also shot during this incident. STUBITSCH was transported to Resurrection Hospital where he expired from his injury. All involved parties were identified as members of the Chicago Outfit's Grand Ave/26th St crew, and refused to cooperate with the police investigation. The facts of the incident came to light during the FBI's "Operation Family Secrets" investigation.

    DE ANGELO passed away on 27 Jul 2007. Based upon the death of the identified offender, this case will be classified EXCEPTIONALLY CLEARED/CLOSED- DEATH OF OFFENDER.
Who said it has to be a timely clearance?

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

JVD Attacked in Prison

  • Former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, has been moved out of an Illinois prison and taken to Connecticut.

    Van Dyke, 40, is in the low security Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., about an hour outside of New York City, as he serves his six-year and nine-month sentence for the fatal shooting.

    Those close to Van Dyke said he was beaten up at the Connecticut facility. Sources said the beating happened within three hours of him arriving at the facility. No further information was immediately provided on the incident.
So where are all the "prison reform" advocates now, seeing as how an inmate was beaten?

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NYPD Tragedy

  • A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night while responding to a report of a gunpoint robbery at a cellphone store, Commissioner James O'Neill said.

    "This appears to be an absolutely tragic case of friendly fire," an emotional O'Neill said at a late-night news conference.

    Det. Brian Simonsen, 42, was struck in the chest as multiple officers fired on the suspect at a T-Mobile store in Queens, O'Neill said. Simonsen, a 19-year NYPD veteran, was put in a squad car and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Sgt. Matthew Gorman was shot in the leg, O'Neill said. A passerby stopped and drove him to the hospital in his car. He is in stable condition.

    The suspect, a 27-year-old man with an extensive criminal record, was armed with an imitation firearm, O'Neill said. He was wounded and is hospitalized in stable condition.

    "Make no mistake about it, friendly fire aside, it is because of the actions of the suspect that Det. Simonsen is dead," O'Neill said.
We don't know yet what charges the arrestee is facing in New York, but we know what he wouldn't be facing if this happened here in Crimesha's Cook County.

Deepest sympathies to the NYPD - we can't imagine what you are going through at this moment.

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FOP Demands Special Prosecutor

  • The labor union that represents Chicago’s beat cops is striking back at what it believes is a failure of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to prosecute crimes committed against officers in the line of duty.

    Leaders of FOP Lodge #7 told Foxx in a letter this week that the union will file a motion for a special prosecutor “in each and every case where you refuse, drop, or diminish charges when our members are the victims.”

    Among the State’s Attorney’s decisions that the union said demonstrate “a disregard for the safety of police officers or an apparent hostility toward them” was a dismissal of charges against an HIV-positive individual who bit a cop at a demonstration; a reduction in charges from felony to misdemeanor for a driver who “recklessly crossed multiple lanes of traffic” to strike and kill an off-duty officer; and a failure to approve felony charges against a man who allegedly issued death threats against police officers, police families, and public officials during the trial of Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago cop who was convicted of murdering Laquan McDonald.
And let's not forget the two officers at Marshall High School who suffered bites, a broken knee and being dragged down the stairs, and who are now being hung out to dry. There are plenty more examples - cops are not below the law simply because they are cops.

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The Libtardedness is Stong Here

For allegedly being among the smartest people around, the University of Chicago sure is full of dumbasses:
  • On Monday, Chicago police apprehended several suspects involved in an armed robbery who had fled from officers onto the University of Chicago’s campus.

    The crisis, which prompted an alert from the university urging the campus community to shelter in place, also prompted some students to go into hysterics on social media.

    They weren’t worried about the dangers of gun violence—no, they were furious at police.

    From calling them “pigs” to demanding their disarmament, some students expressed fury at both the Chicago and University of Chicago police forces, who had come to protect and serve.
These were armed individuals...you know, armed with guns, robbing people and attempting to hide among the big brains at what was once considered one of the top universities in the world. No one was shot, beaten, tasered or whatever outrages the leftists nowadays. We heard that harsh language wasn't even used and officers made sure their shoes were tied before entering campus buildings.

And these assholes were ungrateful to say the least. And guess what the snowflakes did after outsiders noticed their stupidity?
  • Original tweets by the students embedded in this article were removed after the students switched their accounts from public to private and contacted The College Fix regarding harassment on their social media platforms. The Fix retained their original comments, however.
They whined about being called out on their bullshit. Is there like a special farm where idiots like these are raised and then loosed upon the world?

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Paging Mr. Weinstein

The fake hate crime saga has taken another interesting turn - Smollett has hired a PR Firm. Guess who is among their clients?
  • The latest out of Chicago regarding the investigation into the alleged attack against actor Jussie Smollet is that he’s hired the PR firm of Sunshine Sachs to deal with the media

    If this name sounds familiar, it should: The firm handled PR for Harvey Weinstein
Seriously Ed, stop beating around the bush. This has gone on far too long. Just close it or charge this asshole.

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Land of Drinkin'

  • Weeks after Chicago claimed the crown for most breweries in the nation, the news gets even better: Illinois is home to some of the cheapest beer prices in the U.S.

    According to a study by the website Simple Thrifty Living, the average price of a 24-pack of Bud Light or Miller Lite in Illinois is $15.20 — 12 cents cheaper than those 24-packs would cost in the next-cheapest state (South Carolina; $15.32) and less than half the price of the most expensive state (Alaska; $31.21).

    Though it is just one study and quite limited in nature, the results underscore a point long understood within the local beer industry: Chicago, and by extension Illinois, are home to unusually cheap beer prices.
Politicians know if they keep beer prices cheap, people will drink to forget what a shithole they live in. Raising sin-taxes on beer might be a suicidal move.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Media Picks Up SCC Hints

Where have we heard this before? In fact, for the past three years or so:
  • The Cook County Sheriff's Office electronic monitoring program is massive. There are more accused criminals being monitored by electronic ankle bracelets in Cook County than in the entire Illinois Department of Corrections' program statewide. Currently more than 300 defendants are missing from Cook County's program, according to a spreadsheet obtained by the I-Team through a Freedom of Information request. Nearly 50 percent of those currently confined to ankle bracelets are charged with either gun violations or violent crimes.

    Jovany Gaicia is AWOL from electronic monitoring, according the the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Court documents show Galicia is a convicted felon with a long rap sheet who was awaiting trial on gun and assault charges. The 26-year-old is listed as an "armed habitual criminal" on county records.

    "We prioritize those AWOL offenders as best we can with the resources we have. It's certainly a challenge and the challenge has gotten much greater since bond reform," said Cara Smith, chief policy officer for the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
Especially with the missing criminals being charged with additional crimes - threats to police, robberies, rapes, murder. Whoever is running this program isn't running it anywhere near properly and we've been posting comments and our own threads for years now before the I-Team (you're welcome again you thieves) managed to get together an FOIA request and alert the public that the Cook County system is endangering them on a daily basis.

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Candidate Ranking

We haven't seen much in the way of polling data. It's almost like the media doesn't want anyone to form an actual opinion about the mayoral candidates, but rather be influenced by coverage - and a poll could endanger the supposed front runners:
  • Every week during the baseball season, ESPN publishes its power rankings of all 30 teams in the MLB. In Chicago, nearly half that many people are running for mayor, so we thought we’d do the same for them.

    Our fourth iteration raises a big question: Is Chicago heading for another Mayor Daley?

    Bill Daley, who has until now been a mere prince in Chicago’s royal family, may soon wear the same crown as his father and brother. Bill has raised $6 million, far more than any other candidate, and a recent poll showed him beating Toni Preckwinkle in a runoff.

    For those reasons, along with the fact that Daleys are really, really good at winning elections in this city, we’ve placed Bill at No. 1 in this edition of the Mayoral Power Rankings. If you’re not ready for Daley the Third, get out and vote.
In case you were wondering, the top four right now are:
  1. Daley
  2. Prickwrinkle
  3. Chico
  4. Mendoza 
All connected to Ed Burke and therefore, all Machine hacks. No one has topped 17%, so a runoff is a foregone conclusion at this point.

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Most Corrupt

  • The Chicago metropolitan area was ranked as the most corrupt U.S. city in a new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Along with Chicago, Los Angeles topped the list of the most public corruption convictions in America, based on the number of federal corruption convictions between 1976 and 2017. Chicago had 1,731 convictions during that time period, while the Central District of California had 1,534. The Manhattan area had 1,327 and Miami had 1,165, according to the report. Washington, D.C. had 1,159.

    Drawing information from the Department of Justice, the report shows 25 public figures were convicted of charges tied to corruption in 2017 in the City of Chicago and the northern third of Illinois. 2017 was the most recent year for which the DOJ data was available, the report says.
Anyone ever mention "rebuilding trust between politicians and the public"? Rahm did nothing to discourage corruption and in fact, fostered quite a bit more. And none of hte 14 candidates for mayor have made any concrete plans to reduce corruption either.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Sure You Did

These goofs must have gone to the "Flint Taylor School of Evidence Manufacturing"
  • The New York Post has dispatched several reporters to Chicago to retrace Smollett’s steps in the minutes before the alleged attack. Last week, one of them discovered a hot sauce bottle that smelled like bleach near where Smollett said he was attacked.

    The bottle was turned over to Chicago Police for analysis. Investigators have already conducted several canvasses of the area and Guglielmi on Monday said it was not clear if the bottle was “connected or not connected” to the alleged attack.
The D-Unit has been retracing his steps for two weeks now, looking for evidence and video, all of which have popped up as negative. We're to believe that a coupe reporters, unfamiliar with Chicago, especially of the environs of Lower North Water Street and just happen upon a bottle of hot sauce that smelled like bleach weeks after the alleged incident. Ten bucks if it exists, it was planted in the last few days.

By the way, the initial word from the lab is not one single usable print. Who would have thunk it?

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Assholes

We've said it before - cops aren't above the law....but they aren't under it either.

  • Special prosecutors and the Illinois attorney general’s office are challenging former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s prison sentence before the state’s highest court.

    A petition filed Monday does not explicitly target the length of the nearly seven-year sentence, which many activists have criticized as too lenient. But it does note that a significantly longer sentence would be justifiable under state law.

    Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon, appointed to handle the Van Dyke case, and Attorney General Kwame Raoul argue in the petition that Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced Van Dyke under improper legal guidelines.
Gaughan has faults, some of which were evident at the trial, but his sentencing is exactly in line with tens of dozens of other sentences for similar charges, especially for defendants with similar backgrounds (which is to say, none.)

Van Dyke was the first person in history charged by the shot. The Cook County ME would be hard pressed to say which bullet killed McDonald as the bullets and wounds aren't numbered.... because if it was the first bullet, then every other bullet doesn't matter - they just look bad, and the law doesn't provide for charging based on bad optics.

Numerous commentators here and elsewhere have noted that there still isn't a shooter since who has been charged for each bullet fired. Is Kwame prepared to re-sentence hundreds of other prisoners? Or is this exactly what we suspect it to be?

Even McDonald's mother wants this to be over according to the Slum Times:
  • And McMahon told reporters that McDonald’s mother, Tina Hunter, “would like the process to be over, whatever the outcome.”
The only one making any noise is dear old Uncle, who couldn't spare a second for McDonald.... before there was money and publicity to be had.

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Fundraiser

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Bad Idea Gains Traction

What's the old adage we see occasionally?
  • When you subsidize bad behavior, you get more of it.
  • Some Chicago families could start collecting a $1,000 check every month with no strings attached. That's the new proposal from a task force created by Mayor Emanuel.

    The idea is to break the cycle of poverty. The pilot program would give 1,000 struggling Chicagoans $1,000 a month.

    Supporters say people could use the extra cash to cover unexpected emergencies, increase their savings and improve their health.
You know what else provides $1,000 a month? A job.

And with the economy booming along, unemployment is at record lows across all racial groups. In other words, the jobs are there, go find one.

Nice Bridge Rahm

Seriously, isn't there like a Department of Bridges or something that is supposed to inspect the infrastructure around town? How do you miss this?
  • Part of northbound Lake Shore Drive will remain closed through Monday’s evening commute after a bridge support beam cracked.

    The Chicago Department of Transportation discovered a crack in a steel beam that supports Lake Shore over the ramp from Randolph Street Monday morning, department officials said in a statement.

    “Crews are working to install a shoring tower as quickly as possible under the viaduct structure that carries northbound Lake Shore Drive,” CDOT said.
This beam looks like it rocked out of position, cracking who knows how many welds:


We're pretty sure that doesn't happen overnight. Who isn't inspecting infrastructure?

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Toni's Lying? Again?

A well written and cited article calling out Prickwrinkle's lies regarding black and brown people in prison:
  • Chicago suffered 572 homicides last year and more than 2,900 shootings, and leading mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle says that lowering the violent-crime rate is a top priority. But her 15-point criminal-justice plan, “Building a Safer Chicago,” gravely misdiagnoses what’s driving crime and offers policy prescriptions that won’t make the city safer.

    Preckwinkle assumes that crime in Chicago is driven by over-incarceration of individuals for “nonviolent” offenses; a lack of employment, resources, and investment on the South and West Sides; “lax gun laws in border states like Wisconsin, Indiana, and major gun hubs like Mississippi and Georgia”; and incompetence on the part of the Chicago Police Department. She’s wrong on all counts.

    According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, the majority of prisoners in the state committed serious or violent felonies, not nonviolent drug offenses. Indeed, five violent-offense categories—homicide, sexual assault/rape, assault/battery, robbery, and weapons violations—account for 57.8 percent of all Illinois state prisoners, 48.1 percent of whom committed their crimes in Cook County. Only 16.1 percent of inmates were convicted of a controlled-substance violation.

    Also, most shootings and homicides in Chicago are perpetrated by repeat offenders, on whom the justice system has been too lenient, not too harsh. According to a January 2017 study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, “around 90 percent [of those arrested for a homicide or shooting in Chicago in 2015 and 2016] had at least one prior arrest.” On average, someone arrested for a homicide or shooting had “nearly 12 prior arrests, with almost 45 percent having had more than 10 prior arrests.” These alarming statistics have led Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to call for tougher penalties for repeat offenders.
So if Prickwrinkle is wrong about the reasons that people (and folks) are behind bars, she's wrong about what's driving those numbers AND she's dead wrong about police being the cause of any of it. In fact, it's her State's Attorney and her courts (along with her jail) that have failed the minority communities by failing to hold offenders (who victimize the minority communities) accountable for their crimes.

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No Shame

People that get handed things should probably be a little more appreciative (and humble) lest Karma come bite them in the ass, like Escamerit:
  • Facing allegations that officers under him were baby-sitting his special-needs son, the Chicago police commander gave a novel explanation: He was conducting a secret study.

    Grand Central District Cmdr. Anthony Escamilla acknowledged he had on-duty officers pick up his teenage son, who has autism, but insisted he worked as a volunteer in the community policing office.

    Pressed by investigators from the city’s inspector general’s office, Escamilla said he wanted to watch how his son did the work and interacted with his officers, taking mental notes he planned to share with the officers later.
"mental notes." If brains were gunpowder, Escamerit wouldn't have enough to blow his nose. Everyone we've ever talked to about Tony say he is without a doubt the most arrogant and stupidest individual they've ever dealt with. After the un-inventoried weapon(s) were recovered from his locker at IAD, it's a wonder he kept his job. The Rule 14's must have been flying at that point - and they still do:
  • “My understanding was that it was a good collaboration and nobody ever came to me and said differently,” Escamilla told an investigator. He said the weekly task “was more of an ask than an order.”

    He also told the inspector general’s office that he didn’t disclose this to any of his bosses because he wanted to “test” whether the arrangement truly worked. Asked by an investigator what data he collected, Escamilla replied, “(To) be honest with you, a lot of it is mental note-taking.”

    Escamilla acknowledged he would want his officers to notify supervisors if they were picking up their child from school in a squad car for personal reasons on a regular basis.
And Special Ed was ordered to accept this flimsiest of excuses from a smarmy one-way mo-fo. Anyone know what type of unauthorized "secret study" Escamerit was conducting when he was banging the CAPs girl in his office after hours?

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Get Out of Schools

So when is Special Ed pulling officers out of the schools? The CPS spokesweasel has stated that they are supporting an OIG (Officer of the Inspector General) investigation along with the on-going COPA investigation.

It's obvious to anyone with a brain that CPS wants cops in schools to be "boogeymen" to scare kids into behaving. But their actions since the attack on officers shows that they want cops in the position of scapegoat so no one asks why CPS isn't spending its own money on security guards, social workers and shrinks for the misbehaving youth. FOP attempted to contact the CPS asshole who released the statement, but of course, they were ignored.

Time for some actual leadership FOP. Officers get a car to drive to their assignments, right? Tell officers to sit in it and patrol the exterior of the building. There is absolutely zero reason for CPD to be in a school unless a law has been broken. Everything in the school is the responsibility of CPS authorities until a violation of the ILCS or City Ordinances - punishable by a fine, jail or prison - is committed. We don't "escort" anyone off the premises - we arrest - and only after a signed complaint is obtained by either the principal or disciplinarian.

Time for FOP to protect our own.

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Inside Scoop on Judge Hooks?

Interesting behind-the-scenes on Hooks' temporary removal from the bench and why, from someone who seems to have some inside info:
  • change of subject: had breakfast with a retired judge who told me why Criminal Court Judge Hooks got a suspended for 30 days and had to take a anger management course.

    It seems that Judges have a perk at 26th Street, it called the Judge's Private elevator. It so happened that Judge Hooks was in the elevator and a white female judge came on board. This female judge heard someone yell hold that elevator and the female judge did just that. This person who yelled hold that elevator was a female Asst States Attorney.

    Judge Hooks let loose a barrage of obscenities including calling her a FUCKING WHORE among other things. This female judge went strait to the presiding Judge at 26th Street and that judge told her she had to go to Chief Judge Evans. Evans told her that it was a he said/she said and told her to forget about it. The judge then told Evans it was not a he said/she said that there was a witness(the person she held the elevator door opened for) and that if he was not going to do anything about it she and the asst states attorney were going to fill a complaint against both Hooks and him (Evans)

    Evans panicked and told him to go to anger management class. From what I understand this is not over, the female judge and the Asst States Attorney filed a complaint against Hooks with the Illinois Judicial Committee.
It's the little details, and knowing exactly what type of human being Hooks is, that lends it credibility.

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Wire Catches Little Luis?

Well known property tax cheat and terrorist supporter Luis Gutierrez was hospitalized the other day, suffering from high blood pressure, heart palpitations and other ailments usually associated with being the subject of a federal investigation.

One of our readers posted:
  • SCC check out Gutierrez being in hospital? Alleged high blood pressure.......Reports are he is actually hiding from FEDs Over at his home several US Marshals or FBI were observed this week. Neighbors were calling in suspious men in cars. All had federal IDs

    Remember he also decided not to run again, and declined running for Mayor??? Something is about to break. Even the watch supervisor was telling cars to give them lots of room.....
Does anyone know where we can get those really BIG bags of popcorn that movie theaters have on hand?

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

McCarthy Lobs Bomb

  • Mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy is now naming names in what he calls a "cover-up" of the Laquan McDonald dashcam video.

    He made the explosive accusation after appearing in FOX 32's second mayoral forum.

    The candidate has sent a letter to the attorney general calling for a formal investigation into the video cover-up, saying the investigation should focus on Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his "accomplices" at City Hall, whom McCarthy says hid the video so they could win re-election.
McCarthy needs to get some sort of boost in the polls. Everything we've seen says he's a distant fourth and fading, which means no run-off for him.

But the accusation only fronts off Rahm - who isn't running - and former Corp Counsel Steve Patton, who isn't a candidate. Not only that, the accusation can be turned against McCarthy seeing as how he was nominally in charge of the Department, and his handpicked command staff (including Chief of Patrol Special Ed) signed off on the investigation AND TO A MAN, AVOIDED APPEARING AT TRIAL.

Anyone have an opinion on what this is supposed to accomplish?

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Pardon Our Laughter - HAHAHA

Just two weeks ago, we wrote about a truly stupid idea in Baltimore disarming all of their School Resource Officers - in fact, they voted 10-0 to disarm all their cops in the buildings:
The ACLU was behind the effort:
  • Kimberly Humphrey, a spokesperson for the American Civil Liberties Union, said that armed officers in the building would create a distracting environment.

    "[It's] very important that students are in an environment where they feel safe and comfortable, and having a gun around is not comfortable for learning," Humphrey said.

  • A special education assistant at a Baltimore high school was wounded by gunfire Friday after confronting an armed intruder trying to enter the sprawling building. Officials sprang into lockdown mode as the sound of gunshots reverberated through the building packed with students.

    A 25-year-old man entered the Frederick Douglass High School lobby around noon and got into some kind of argument with the staffer as he was serving as a hall monitor, according to investigators. Police said they would release his name once he’d been charged and processed.
The Police Union was quick to point out:
  • Sgt. Clyde Boatwright, president of Baltimore’s school police union, said there was no telling what the gunman might have done if one unarmed law enforcer and two unarmed officers weren’t nearby when the violence erupted. He criticized a recent unanimous vote by Baltimore’s school board rejecting firearms for school resource officers posted to city schools.

    “My question is: How does that 10-0 vote look now?” Boatwright asked outside the school.
It looks stupid and ignorant, like most lib-tarded ideas once reality sets in.

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Dunphy on LAPD

Friday we wrote about the mayor of Los Angeles ordering officers not to enforce the law in an effort to "balance out" the supposedly disproportionate number of black and brown people stopped.

This weekend, we were contacted by our friend Jack Dunphy, who had also posted a lengthy article regarding his former department, making all the points we had and more. He cites numerous sources and studies that pretty much prove to intelligent people, that the LAPD is being hamstrung by slanted reporting and the ones suffering most are, in fact, the decent black and brown citizens of Los Angeles.

Go read it all - Dunphy is a knowledgeable writer and always a good read.

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Don't Make us Laugh Ed

  • Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson reportedly told local media Tuesday that the Chicago Police Department will pursue a case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett if it turns out Smollett filed a false police report alleging a late night attack.
We turned on the news just the other day and the anchors were claiming (again) that police had found MORE video of the area where the "attack" allegedly occurred. And it showed.....
  • nothing
We're getting updates faster than Special Ed, and it's all the same - nothing. The dog-and-pony show is continuing until such time as they can plausibly close the incident without any political fallout.

The D-unit has been reduced to this:
  • Police say they’re trying to determine the origin of the rope that was used in the alleged attack. Detectives are looking into where it came from or where it may have been purchased.
Can anyone remember this type of effort being spent on any other simple battery, even if it had a "hate crime" element attached to it? For pete's sake, he even brought a sandwich home ON VIDEO after supposedly suffering this horrible attack that broke (or bruised) his ribs. And he's still not cooperating by letting detectives see his phone.

We'd be surprised if anyone even gets a Disorderly Conduct fine assessed.

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Saturday, February 09, 2019

Bloody Weekend On Tap?

  • He doesn’t have a household name like Larry Hoover, Jeff Fort or other infamous leaders of Chicago gangs.

    Lawrence “Big Law” Loggins kept a low profile — no mentions in the newspaper and no arrests since he was released from prison in 2009.

    But he was the head of the Black Disciples, one of Chicago’s most notorious gangs, police say. And he was trying to consolidate power before he was assassinated Wednesday night, according to law-enforcement sources.

    Now the Chicago Police Department is bracing for a potential bloodbath on the South Side in retaliation for Loggins’ murder, officials said Friday.
Be very careful down that way. These idiots have demonstrated time and time again that they don't care who they light up while attempting to knock off one another. Better to arrive in time to clean up the bodies than end up in the middle of a bunch of people (or folks) who society is better off without anyway.

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Surprise Tax Break

  • Embattled Ald. Edward Burke got property tax breaks on his home and office building last year that the newly elected Cook County assessor says he can’t explain.

    The breaks, which saved the 14th Ward alderman more than $1,500 on his property tax bills, came as Burke was under federal investigation for suspicion of using the considerable powers of his office and Finance Committee chairmanship to leverage business for Klafter and Burke, his property tax appeals firm.

    The firm filed appeals in 2015 and 2016 on the assessments of his Southwest Side house and a building he owns that is home to both his ward service operation and the local Democratic organization he runs. In every case, the appeals were rejected “due to lack of data having been submitted.”

    But in 2017, Burke’s firm did get his assessments trimmed. Then-Assessor Joseph Berrios reduced the estimated market value of his home by more than $50,000, or 6.5 percent on a home that was originally valued at about $781,000. That saved him about $1,088 on his 2018 tax bill, lowering it to $14,787.
We know a whole bunch of people who could use a 6.5 percent break on already exorbitant taxes, starting with us. And especially in light of BJ the Hutt's proposed tax increases, Prickwrinkle's tax increases, the mayoral candidates proposed tax increases....and how many years without a Contact now?

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Nice City Rahm

  • The mother of a 1-year-old boy might have been the target of a shooting that critically wounded her infant son Thursday as he sat in an SUV on the Far South Side, according to police.

    Detectives initially suspected the shooting might have been a case of mistaken identity, but an investigation led police officials to change course and say the attack did not appear to random.

    “We feel that she may have been the intended target,” said Chicago police spokesman...
Targeting women with children - must be those "Chicago values" that Rahm keeps talking about. Don't worry - once he fixes the police, everything will be fine!

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Is This Verified?

This would be one reason why there isn't an actual investigative reporter in Chicago:
  • ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 isn’t just Chicago’s top-rated television station. With employees related to three prominent Democrats, it also may have the most politically connected newsroom in town. Morning news anchor Tanja Babich is the daughter-in-law of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, recently hired per-diem reporter Meghan Kluth is the daughter of Congressman Mike Quigley, and per-diem reporter Alexis McAdams is the niece of Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
Dart hired all sorts of reporters, reporters' spouses and reporters' spawn to six-figure jobs over the past few years. The other listed instances show the incestual relationship between the Machine and the media.

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Friday, February 08, 2019

Coming Soon?

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti has ordered Los Angeles police to scale back on vehicle stops in response to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times showing that an elite unit was pulling over a disproportionate number of African Americans.

    In a written statement Wednesday, Garcetti said he is “deeply concerned” about The Times’ findings that Metropolitan Division officers stop black drivers at a rate more than five times their share of the population.

    Pointing to decreases in homicides and violent crimes last year, Garcetti said that progress in fighting crime needs to come with gains in public trust. He said that reducing vehicle stops, which are perceived by some black residents as racially discriminatory, in favor of other policing techniques will help to build that trust.

    “I have directed the Chief of Police to prioritize other elements of our comprehensive crime reduction strategy, beyond vehicle stops, until we learn more — so that we can accelerate the reduction in vehicle stops that has been achieved since they peaked a couple of years ago,” Garcetti said in the statement. “We have made our streets safer with fewer vehicle stops than in recent years, and we have to keep prioritizing what works to both stop crime and strengthen trust.”
This sounds like an SOS type unit - 270 cops - concentrating on high violence neighborhoods. And the mayor has ordered police to stop enforcing the laws, due to some half-assed study. We don't know if Los Angeles has their own version of HeyJackass.com, but from the basic research we did, it would seem that their violent crime rates are similar in nature to Chicago's - to wit massive over-representation by minority youth gunning down rivals.

That's what we in the police business call a "clue" as to whom should be being stopped at a higher rate. Lib-tards don't think so. But you can bet some idiot here is thinking this is a brilliant idea and will propose it to one or more of the 14 candidates for mayor in the hopes of being the new Special Ed.

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Good Question

  • He was initially identified by California authorities as a retired Chicago police officer. But a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department said Pastini was never employed by the department and was carrying a Chicago police badge that had been missing since 1978.

    Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, said the metal police star recovered from Pastini’s body “appeared to be legitimate.”

    It’s unclear how Pastini got the badge.

    Braun said Pastini was born Jordan Isaacson and changed his name in the 1970s.
Evidently, he was quite the shit-talker, too, claiming to be both cop and criminal, a veteran of all sorts of ethnic battles between Greeks, Italians and Germans, which would put him growing up in the neighborhood of 012/013, generally speaking.

The recovered badge was reported missing in 1978 - who had it last? That might provide a starting point to see who owned it last. We can name about a dozen stars that went "missing" a week or two before some old timers retired. That might provide a hint as to how this one ended up in the hands of someone of whom there isn't any record of him being CPD.

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Well Done Crimesha!

Is this true?
  • Off topic - That case last week where Edward Cruz ran over and killed the female high-school freshman on her way to Richards high school in Oak Lawn? Among other crimes he committed that day he was driving on a suspended license. He had received a ticket for driving on a suspended license recently, which case Kim Foxx promptly dismissed pursuant to her stated policy of not prosecuting driving on suspension cases.

    This is what criminal justice reform looks like. Make sure there are no consequences when dirtbags break the law. Maybe if there had been some consequences when he was arrested for driving on a suspension the first time, Cruz would have thought twice about getting behind the wheel again this time, and the 15-year old girl would still be alive. How does Kim Foxx sleep at night?
Isn't there a single investigative reporter around who can do the basic footwork since our readers have given you the information? Or are you all just tools of the democratic machine that has driven Chicago, Cook County, Illinois into the ground?

Never mind - we all know the answer to that. Perhaps the question shouldn't be "How does Kim Foxx sleep at night?" but rather, "How do reporters sleep at night realizing that they've completely betrayed the trust of the populace and their traditional role as watchdogs solely for a political agenda?"

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Thursday, February 07, 2019

Get Out of Schools

  • All charges have been dropped against a 16-year-old Marshall High School student who was removed from school by Chicago police last week.

    Video later surfaced showing police officers using a stun gun on the student.

    The student, Dnigma Howard, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and two misdemeanor counts of resisting and obstructing a peace officer. Wednesday morning, prosecutors said the charges were dropped.
We were contacted by someone close to the investigation. Can you guess why the charges were dropped?
  • no audio from the officers' body worn cameras
That's it. The CPS video, which clearly shows the female officer desperately attempting to retrieve her thumb from the offender's mouth AND the male officer being punched/kicked in the balls two times AND the female assailant attempting to grab hold of the taser - all of that is discounted because in the heat of a battle, the officers were unable to activate their cameras.

Not to mention the hospital reports outlining the officer's injuries - does Crimesha know that it is illegal to resist an arrest, even if the arrest itself is (or is believed to be) unlawful/improper? That is to protect both the officer and the offender, and Civil Court is the remedy after that point, not a States Attorney unilaterally deciding to print a blank check to an assailant by not prosecuting videotaped crimes.

It's time to pull officers out of the schools and let CPS security handle their own shit instead of middling officers and jeopardizing their careers.

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Karmic Justice

  • One of the two men killed in a mass shooting last weekend outside a Grand Crossing neighborhood bar had served prison time for his part in a high-profile case that resulted in a mentally ill California woman falling from the seventh floor of a South Side public housing high-rise.

    Marvin Powell, 36, was among seven people shot early Sunday morning after a fight inside Reynold’s Lounge in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood spilled outdoors.
The world is a better place without this waste of oxygen around.

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Deal Falls Through

  • A May trial date has been set in the murder of a 2-year-old Rockford boy whose body parts were found in the Garfield Park Lagoon. After a proposed plea deal fell apart amid complaints from the toddler’s family, Kamel Harris is set to go on trial May 15 for the 2015 murder and dismemberment of Kyrian Knox.

    Harris and prosecutors last month seemed poised to end the case with a guilty plea to reduced charges and a sentence far shorter than what Harris would face if convicted on counts of murder, concealing a homicidal death and dismemberment of a corpse.

    At a hearing last month, Judge Timothy Joyce said he would hold a full sentencing hearing in open court before deciding on a sentence if Harris pleaded guilty. “That’s not a risk Mr. Harris is willing to take,” Harris’ lawyer, Kulmeet Galhotra, told the judge Wednesday.
Crimesha is willing to excuse the murder of a child in pursuit of her (and Prickwrinkle's) social justice agenda. Good for the family and the judge for making her do her job.

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Milwaukee Officer Killed

  • A 17-year police veteran was shot and killed as he served a warrant on the Milwaukee's south side Wednesday, becoming the city's third officer killed in the line of duty in eight months, officials said.

    Assistant Milwaukee Police Chief Michael Brunson said at a news conference that the 35-year-old officer, whose name has not been released, was part of a Tactical Enforcement Unit.

    "This is the third time in eight months that I've had to stand at a podium and talk about the loss of a life of a police officer," Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters. "We need all residents of this community, all residents of this state, to be thankful and appreciative of every single law enforcement official in this state."
The third officer in eight months - Milwaukee is having a very very bad time. Godspeed Officer.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2019

"Poke Her" Joe Moreno

This was an entertaining story that unfolded all day yesterday. First up, Proco "Joe" Moreno had his car "stolen" by a "friend" of his:
  • Chicago Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno said his car was stolen. He filed a police report last month declaring the alleged theft. Now, Moreno says it was all just a big misunderstanding.

    WGN’s Meghan Dwyer spoke to the woman behind the wheel — a single mother who said she was shocked to be arrested after Moreno loaned her the car.
The WGN report is a piece of media art, the way it dances around what seems obvious. The woman provided screen shots of text messages where she's sending some rather personal selfies, "butterfly kisses" and calling him "my love" and his replies telling her he "wants her" after the election. Joe's explanation is a wonder and we can only imagine what Mrs. Proco thought of the WGN report. She probably sent them a thank you note for blacking out her name in at least one of the text messages.

But then, after Joe stepped in the shit, he proceeded to jump up and down in it, admitting he filed the police report under false pretenses after his "constituent" spent the night in jail. Guess what happened next?
  • Detectives have opened an investigation into whether a Chicago alderman filed a false police report.

    It comes less than a day after WGN Investigates reported on the strange circumstances surrounding Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno’s claim that his car had been stolen.

    The alderman calls it a “misunderstanding” between him and a woman he says he used to date. She spent the night in jail and has been charged with a misdemeanor after police arrested her driving the alderman’s Audi this week.
So is anyone going to admit that all those new plate readers are already paying dividends by recovering an aldercreature's "borrowed" car? And by putting Crimesha in a politically untenable situation is just icing on the cake.

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Interesting Twist

  • A pilot killed along with four people when a small plane crashed in a Southern California neighborhood was not a retired Chicago police officer, as initially identified, authorities said Tuesday. The Chicago Police Department has no record of Antonio Pastini, 75, ever working in the city, department spokesman Anthony [Google-me] said in an email.

    Pastini was killed Sunday when the twin-engine plane he was piloting broke up in flight shortly after takeoff and fell in pieces on the Orange County community of Yorba Linda, igniting a fire in a home where four people — still not identified — were killed.

    Witnesses said the plane came out of the clouds in one piece and "then they saw the tail breaking off and then the wing breaking off and then something like smoke before the airplane impacted the ground," said Maja Smith, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.

    [...] Pastini had been identified Monday as a retired Chicago officer residing in Gardnerville, Nevada, by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Coroner's investigators recovered credentials from Pastini after the crash that appeared to identify him as a retired Chicago officer, sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Braun said. Discussions with the Chicago department later determined the credentials were not legitimate, Braun said.
So, who was this "Pastini" and why pretend to be CPD? One report we saw said he had changed his name. Witness protection? And that would open up a whole different set of avenues.

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Three Phone Calls

  • Cook County officials are pushing legislation that would require police to allow arrestees three completed phone calls within an hour of their detention.

    Failure by police to provide the phone calls would be considered “official misconduct” — a class three felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, County Public Defender Amy Campanelli and others unveiled the proposed legislation at a press conference Tuesday.

    “If a person is hospitalized, among the first steps taken is to notify the emergency contact,” Preckwinkle said. “An arrest is no less disruptive to a person’s life.”
You know who else's life crime is disrupting to? Crime victims. We're just saying. But three phone calls? Anyone else thinking that at least two of the calls will be to accomplices to destroy evidence, intimidate witnesses, move anything that might incriminate others?

This is (once again) Prickwrinkle looking our for the criminal, not the victims and will contribute to an even lower clearance rate. And by threatening police with five years in prison for what is essentially a bullshit pander to the criminal class and their supporters, you drive even more working cops to decide not to make the effort.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Resignation

This was a long time coming - and should have been a firing:
  • A Chicago police sergeant who’d been on desk duty since shortly after he was accused of touching the genitals of a teenage boy over his clothes at a Fourth of July family reunion in Michigan in 2015 has resigned.

    Sgt. Eric J. Elkins, 45, had been the subject of internal affairs investigations into those allegations and separately over a beating outside a North Side bar in September.

    His resignation took effect Thursday, according to Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

    Elkins had been charged in Michigan in 2016 with criminal sexual conduct involving a teenager between the ages of 13 and 15, as well as assault and “jostling,” a disorderly conduct offense. Those charges stemmed from the family party in rural Ogemaw County, Michigan, where he grew up.
Did anyone ever discover who was covering for this short-eye asshole? IAD was covering for someone:
  • ....Elkins informed his bosses in Chicago about the case, which prompted the opening of an internal affairs investigation.

    Though that investigation was still open, Chicago police internal affairs detectives didn’t interview Elkins until Chicago Sun-Times reporters asked about the case in 2018.
Great job there IAD.

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(CPD?) Retiree Plane Crash

  • Southern California authorities have identified the pilot of a small plane involved in a deadly weekend crash as a retired Chicago police officer.

    The Orange County Sheriff's Department says the pilot killed Sunday was 75-year-old Antonio Pastini of Gardnerville, a northern Nevada community.

    Authorities are still trying to identify four people killed when part of the twin-engine Cessna fell into a house in Yorba Linda and ignited an intense fire. The condition of the bodies may require use of DNA.

    National Transportation Safety Board investigator Maja Smith says witnesses described the aircraft coming out of a cloud and its tail and other parts breaking off as it rapidly descended.
RIP Officer.
UPDATE: Fake CPD badge and credentials? So now does IAD send personnel out to sunny California to recover said forgeries and conduct an investigation while checking out Disneyland? Just don't send the people who "investigated" the molesting sergeant or the cheating lieutenants.

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Monday, February 04, 2019

And Once Again.....

  • Following a recent dip in gun violence as the city withstood a polar vortex, at least 20 people have been shot in Chicago so far this weekend — including two killed and five wounded in a drive-by mass shooting outside a Far South Side bar.

    At 2:01 a.m. Sunday, at least one shooter inside a silver Ford unleashed a hail of gunfire at a mass of people outside Reynold’s Lounge, 938 E. 75th St, in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, according to Chicago police.

    Four men and three women in the crowd, which had spilled out there after a fight inside the bar, were struck, police said.

    Two of the men, 39 and 36 years old, died at University of Chicago Medical Center after being taken there in critical condition, police said. The older man was shot in the back and chest, while the other was hit in the neck and chest.
Never tempt Fate.

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Detective Division Shakeup?

From an e-mailer:
  • Whats with the war brewing with OCD and Staples in the BOD. She just pulled all the detectives out of long term investigation partnered with OCD.
Something like 16 detectives had details cancelled and were sent back to areas. Is someone noticing the 15% clearance rate isn't getting any better and perhaps all hands ought to be on deck in Chicago before loaning out bodies for other stuff?

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Another Suicide

The Department is once again dealing with the suicide of a member.

We've gotten a bunch of inappropriate comments and speculation about what happened.

Please stop.

And please stop killing yourselves.

(comments closed here)

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Sunday, February 03, 2019

Off Duty Found Deceased

Too much misinformation in all the papers so far this morning - person in custody, person not in custody, etc. Deep breath, step back, let the investigation proceed.

Prayers for the officer and her co-workers.

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Crime About to Drop

Yeah, we saw Special Ed and his puppets claiming once again, Crime is Down! It sure is, if you reclassify certain crimes, ignore others, don't count other categories and only go back two years instead of five. But this story is about to cut the carjacking numbers by 25% overnight:
  • Federal charges have been filed against five people in connection with three carjacking cases in Chicago and the southwest suburbs dating back to 2017.

    All five suspects were indicted on federal charges of carjacking by violence, force or intimidation with intent to cause death or serious bodily harm, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced Friday.
If each of these jagoffs gets 15-to-20 years....in the Federal system....with zero chance of parole for a dozen years, word is going to get around damn quick. And as we've pointed out numerous times before, if the Feds would implement Project Exile for gun charges we would see crimes drop by nearly a third in most categories:
  • Richmond, Virginia saw homicides down 33%
  • and armed robberies down 30%
All with less than three hundred people going to prison - in other words, only the worst of the worst went into the Federal system. Everyone else learned to avoid attracting the attention of the feds.

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Another Suspect

  • Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam apologized in a statement on Friday for a medical school yearbook showing two men — one of them of himself — in blackface and the other in Klu Klux Klan attire. Northam did not state which person he was in the inflammatory photo.

    Northam released a statement on Friday admitting to having the photo included in his medical school yearbook. The Virginia Democrat Gov. also admitted to appearing in the photo; however, he did not say whether he was the man in blackface or in Klu Klux Klan attire.
He also has a history of not shaking hands with his political opponents....when they were black.What's to stop him from grabbing a plane, flying to Chicago, start hunting gay Hollywood actors on Lower North Water Street? It's at least as plausible as any other story Special Ed has been backing.

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Hmmmmm

Anyone want to bet that that powers-that-be are wishing they could frame this turd?
  • Bail was set at $5,000 for a Georgia man who allegedly yelled racial slurs and punched a woman early Saturday in Wrigleyville before doing the same to a police officer.

    Robert Buschman, 34, of Atlanta, was charged with a felony count of battery to a police officer and a misdemeanor count of battery in the incident, which happened about 2 a.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of North Halsted Street, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

    The 25-year-old woman was walking when Buschman approached her and yelled “F— you, immigrant b—-,” Assistant State’s Attorney Luis Muniz said in court Saturday afternoon at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.

    Police officers standing nearby saw Buschman punch the woman in her head and face, Muniz said. The two did not know each other.

    Buschman called an officer who intervened a “black b—- n—–” and punched the officer in the eye when the officer tried to separate him from the woman, Muniz said.
Maybe he doesn't have an alibi for the other night?

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Saturday, February 02, 2019

"Making Gains"

  • Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Friday detectives are "making gains" in their investigation of a report that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was attacked by two men who yelled slurs and put a noose around his neck in Streeterville early this week.

    "We are making gains in the investigation and hopefully we’ll bring it to a successful resolution soon," Johnson told reporters at the Shakespeare District police station on the Northwest Side.

    He did not provide details. "I don’t like to comment too much on it out of respect for the victim, as well as I don’t want to compromise the detectives’ investigation.’’
Well, that's just bullshit. Would you like to know what detectives are telling us?
  • It never happened. CPD is wasting hundreds of man hours to solve a Grindr date gone bad. The "victim" is refusing all forms of cooperation, his "ear witness" isn't cooperating, the Hollywood press is running with a non-existent narrative. The "persons of interest" are all but unidentifiable and left the area 20 minutes before the "attack," not to mention the anonymous witness who saw a "hillbilly looking" character that not a single camera in a one mile radius has a picture of.
And that's just from a couple of people working the case.

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School Attack

Two cops get attacked in a school, drag them both down the stairs, and now claims to be a victim:
  • The father of a Chicago Public Schools student says police were too aggressive when they used a stun gun on his 16-year-old daughter and punched her earlier this week at a West Side high school — and raised questions about why cops are stationed at the school in the first place.
Well, we're pretty sure the cops are stationed there because of people (folks?) like your daughter - attacking staff, security and finally cops. She got tasered because she almost chewed off an officer's thumb. She got smacked because she punched the other officer in the testicles - twice - and we aren't supposed to taser more than twice. She got dragged down the stairs because she was grappling with the officers who got dragged down the stairs by her.

She's an assailant, and assailants get subdued. Both officers are still off work, once with significant damage to her thumb, one with a broken kneecap.

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Friday, February 01, 2019

Consent Decree Signed

  • Chicago survived three tumultuous years with the topic of police reform front-and-center — years that saw a federal investigation of its police department and the prosecution of one of its officers for murder.

    Now, a federal judge has taken a historic step in a city where relations between the police and community have long been strained. U.S. District Judge Robert Dow approved Thursday a long-awaited consent decree meant to govern police reform.

    And he ended his order with three striking words: “Let us begin.”

    “The court is under no illusion that this will be an easy process,” Dow wrote. “It took a long time to get to this place, and it may take a long time to get out of it.”
It took a long time to get the public to even believe there was a problem, because just about everything hinted at wasn't tried in a court, wasn't based in any sort of reality, and was painted with the broadest possible brush by leftist agitators:
  • Burge? never a scintilla of evidence tying him to actual torture - just reports based on innuendo,  falsified recollections and manufactured evidence. There are maybe one hundred cops left on the job who even worked during the Burge years, yet we're all paying a price;
  • "Code of Silence"? We can name thirty or forty cops who have served or are serving time after being criminally convicted - that some "code" that sends cops to prison. What is amazing is how few of the politically connected ever face responsibility for their misdeeds in proportion for how much they cost taxpayers in civil judgements;
  • Shootings? CPD ends up being involved in under one-tenth of one percent of all shootings and an even smaller percentage of fatal encounters. There isn't (and never has been) some sort of "epidemic" of officer involved shootings, here or nationwide. It's a bullshit narrative.
So pardon us if we don't celebrate with Rahm the official death of policing in Chicago. The price will be paid in blood by the "community" who believed the years of lies for an agenda they think is real.

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"I Don't Recall" Times 100

Entertainment is where you find it, and we found some in a Madigan deposition:
  • In House Speaker Michael Madigan’s 13th Ward operation, secrecy is expected and loyalty is rewarded.

    Now those political vows are being put to the test in a civil courtroom, even as the speaker deals with his name surfacing on a recorded conversation as part of a federal City Hall corruption probe.

    Attorneys for a vanquished opponent have placed the powerful Southwest Side Democrat and his operatives under oath in recent months as part of a civil lawsuit alleging one of Chicago politics’ oldest and most effective tricks: putting sham candidates on the ballot to siphon away votes from a more formidable foe.

    The Tribune obtained never-before-seen depositions in the case that establish ties between Madigan’s organization and two other candidates in a 2016 Illinois House contest. But the depositions also show the speaker and his aides proved adept at providing short, clipped answers that do little to reveal motive or method.

    Take Madigan himself. The 76-year-old speaker used the phrases “I don’t recall,” “I don’t remember,” “I don’t know” and “I have no memory” more than 100 times during a five-hour deposition that he said was the first he’d ever given.
Perhaps Mike is getting senile and ought to think about stepping aside.

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Oh No! Prisoners Working?

  • After a dozen days of snow hit Chicago and temperatures began their swift descent to below zero, a photo of inmates shoveling snow outside Cook County Jail with what the poster said was “no real winter gear” went viral.

    Now, the sheriff’s office is trying to clean up the backlash — and set the record straight — and activists are pushing for greater awareness of challenges faced by incarcerated people during dangerous weather.
And like a giant pussy, Dart's is making excuses and apologizing for Cook County taxpayers getting something slightly tangible for their exorbitant taxes. Too bad it isn't a chain gang.

How about Dart make this completely by request for non-violent offenders? They sign a piece of paper attesting to volunteering for the shoveling detail and in return, Dart can knock a day off of their sentence - one day work for one day credit. They can do bus stops, train stations, public sidewalks, retirement homes, CHA buildings, etc.

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