Monday, April 22, 2019

Great Job 003

  • As Johnny Stokes was driving on 71st Street, he knew his pregnant daughter, Kaliyah, would not make it to Comer Children’s Hospital in time to give birth to his grandchild. So when he got to Cottage Grove Avenue and saw the District 3 police station, Stokes pulled over onto the sidewalk and asked Chicago police officers for help.

    Stokes’ daughter, who was in the passenger seat of his 2006 Black Chevy Tahoe, was in active labor during the car ride to the hospital. Stokes said his daughter’s due date was last week and she had been experiencing contractions, about 12 to 13 minutes apart. Her water had broken that morning.

    “I guess she was ready today,” Stokes said at a press conference Sunday morning.

    The baby girl, Ava, was delivered by police officers early Easter Sunday morning. The mother and baby were transported to Comer Children’s Hospital and are reported healthy and safe.
Very well done Officers.

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Another "Merit" Embarrassment?

So there was a homicide in 001 early yesterday - a rare enough occurrence. And someone had to interject themselves into the situation in full view of the media:
  • An off-duty Chicago police sergeant is being investigated by internal affairs for his potential interference at the crime scene of a fatal shooting Sunday in the Loop.

    A 24-year-old man was driving in the 500 block of East Lower Wacker Drive about 3:03 a.m. when someone in a dark-colored SUV fired shots, killing him, Chicago police said.

    According to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, the off-duty sergeant was in the area at the time of the shooting and “made contact” with officers investigating the crime scene. The off-duty sergeant then attempted to enter the crime scene, at which point he “got into an altercation” with the 1st District officers who were on duty.
The Tribune had it, too - both papers - so it had to be blindingly obvious what a tool this idiot was.

We don't care who you are - the on duty personnel are always in charge and always correct. They are answering to the on duty supervisors and their primary purpose is the preservation of the scene, the evidence and victim/witnesses. They shouldn't be wasting time with someone who should know better....or someone who should have known better if they had actually been the police at some point.

Guess how the off-duty sergeant was described?
  • Slurring his words, the sergeant told officers he had performed CPR on the victim and punched one of the suspects, the photographer said. After the sergeant was removed, officers took two other men who were with him to an area away from the scene to talk to them.

    The sergeant was taken to the district office for an internal affairs interview, Guglielmi said. He did not name the sergeant, saying that “no charges have been filed, and this is an administrative investigation.”

    There is no record of the sergeant attempting to perform CPR or any other crime scene assistance, Guglielmi said. Alcohol may have also been a factor.
Don't worry though - the sergeant (who we are told is yet another "merit" pick) has promised to sue the on-duty cops. If true, that would be a crying shame. We would certainly hope his name and unit don't make it to the blog so everyone could know exactly who he is, how he behaves and who his "merit" sponsor was. Thanks sarge, we really needed you to be a completely unprofessional asshat at a downtown homicide scene.

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Sad Ending

  • As 32-year-old Mark Miller chatted on the phone with his 64-year-old father, rescheduling their plans to see “Alita: Battle Angel,” he suddenly heard several loud pops.

    Then, his father’s voice: “Mark, I’ve been shot.’’

    The 64-year-old, who was checking on plumbing repairs at his son’s property, and a man recently released from state prison on parole fatally shot each other Thursday morning during what Chicago police said appeared to be an armed robbery gone wrong.
Quick question for the Tribune reporters:
  • How does an armed robbery "go right"? Think about it.
The victim is described as follows:
  • The elder Miller’s brother, 59-year-old Larry Miller, said he was not surprised to hear his brother defended himself during the shooting, using his own gun. “Yes, it sounded like him,’’ said Larry Miller, adding his brother grew up in the Stateway Gardens housing development. “He was very tough,’’

    [...] “He was the type of person that could take control of a situation but, you know, not make it about himself. “He always thought that he should protect himself and protect his home.’’
Which is the entire point of having a CCL.

How was the offender described?
  • Court records show the suspected robber had an extensive criminal background with numerous arrests and felony convictions for gun and theft charges. The man was released from the Pinckneyville Correctional Center on stolen vehicle and gun convictions exactly a month to the day he was killed, state records show.
Our condolences to the family of Mr. Miller.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

OT Doors Swing Wide

Rumors are the Lightgroot phoned in her displeasure the other day following the 500 over-exuberant youth further destroying Chicago's reputation as a tourist destination. That was why there was a sudden "overtime initiative" practically begging for anyone and everyone to work their RDO today.

Units had to reach out to everyone who was off and get a list together within hours so downtown could put together a list of personnel who would be available. Amusingly, HQ told everyone they'd be working in their Districts of Assignment....at first, but you could potentially (almost 100% certainly) be deployed elsewhere (meaning downtown) should wilding break out.

You can expect this sort of short-term "solution" all summer long. And then someone in the media will bitch about overtime expenditures going through the roof again. Make it while you can.

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While You're Awake

017 is just about as bad off as 016:


Nine officers, no wagon, and a single 10-4 unit.

How about some south side sheets?

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Aldercreature Says What??!?

  • A Chicago alderman believes “soft on crime” policies by Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx helped embolden hundreds of teens who took part in a massive "wilding" in downtown Chicago Wednesday night.

    Chicago police say more than 30 teens were arrested, and it has merchants on the Mag Mile jittery.

    Police estimate about 500 teens, spurred on by social media, flooded into the downtown area, many intending to create havoc.

    Tourists scrambled as a huge brawl broke out in Millennium Park and police say the teens snatched purses and cellphones, and flooded into stores to smash and grab merchandise.
And who is this brave soul?
  • "If there's no consequences to criminal acts you're going to see an increase in criminal acts,” said Alderman Brian Hopkins.

    Hopkins, whose second ward includes part of North Michigan Avenue, says it's clear looking at social media that the teens flooding downtown last night are emboldened by new policies by Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, who has declined to prosecute many low level crimes like shoplifting and theft.

    "You don't even get a slap on the wrist anymore. You get a ride home. So that's happening in increasing numbers and it's disturbing and it has implications for the downtown area, where retailers are seeing their shrinkage rates from theft increase dramatically,” Hopkins said.
Welcome to the party pal. Only what we've been saying here since....2006? But now that downtown merchants are starting to bitch about crime impacting the bottom line does this milquetoast step up and point out the obvious.

Hey Brian? Start calling for Crimesha's resignation and we'll make you an honorary blog-reader.

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Weed Smokers to "Rally"

If they can remember how to get downtown that is.

20 April is sort of a pothead national holiday.

And some of our rambunctious youth are looking for a confrontation:


Remember to have your sergeants fill out the Exposure Reports if they breathe smoke on you.

Maybe keep a bag of Twinkies on standby.

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Lawsuit for Special Prosecutor

  • On Thursday, eight Chicago police officers formally asked for a special prosecutor in the case of Jedidiah Brown, an activist who allegedly assaulted them. Brown appeared with Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx at a press conference regarding her handling of the Jussie Smollett case, and reportedly worked for her political campaign in 2015, yet Foxx's office is still overseeing the case against him. The officers are demanding a special prosecutor take over the case instead.
Go read it all. There are links to numerous other sites reporting on Crimesha's misconduct and near the bottom of the main page is a link to the motion to have a Special Prosecutor to reinstate, investigate and charge Brown appropriately.

Meanwhile, Crimesha's office is roiled by another resignation:
  • Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s chief spokeswoman has left her post amid the fallout over the office’s abrupt dismissal of all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

    The sudden departure comes as a document dump earlier this week revealed that the office was largely caught flat-footed by the massive negative response to the stunning reversal to let Smollett walk despite allegedly staging an attack on himself.
That would be the third (known) resignation, though we're told there are more that haven't seen daylight yet.

Guess who doesn't want a Special Prosecutor?
  • Attorneys for Jussie Smollett don’t want a special prosecutor to investigate how the Cook County State’s attorney’s office handled the “Empire” actor’s criminal case.

    Smollett’s Los Angeles-based lawyers on Thursday filed a motion opposing former state Appellate Court Judge Sheila O’Brien’s request for a court-appointed special prosecutor to probe the abrupt dismissal last month of criminal charges against the actor for allegedly staging a fake hate crime attack near his Streeterville apartment.
The Smell-it case has nothing to do with the Jedidian Brown case, but it shows that Crimesha's office is in a free-fall.

How long will Prickwrinkle let it go on? Because Crimesha is now an anchor on all sorts of democratic office seekers and incumbents next year. She could bring down a large portion of the ticket.

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While You're Sleeping

This is what's protecting you up north:


Fourteen total cops. No wagon (unless a beat car doubles as 1671). Only two 10-4 units, so help is a long way off. Be safe.

Anyone know what 008 or 022 look like?

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Hey Golfers

Save the date:


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Friday, April 19, 2019

Car 100 is an Asshat

Wednesday night was goofy. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 teens running amok and guess who pulls a Positive Community Interaction number over the air?
  • My favorite moment last night was Commander Piggott telling everyone to slow it down at Millennium Park, nothing is happening, just a large group of children outside on a nice day. Then he pulls an event number for a PCI?! Then, not more than 20 seconds later, all of Millennium Park goes up and he’s screaming for cars and they’re fighting and pepper spraying each other! You sure have earned those 4 ribbons you’ve got on your dress Uniform Boss.
Everyone, and we mean everyone, knew this was going to go off. There were flyers on line for god's sake telling people (and folks) to come downtown. Someone in command had nearly two-hundred cops on standby, but hey, Car 100 is telling everyone it's just a normal night, nothing going on, and then he's in the middle of a shitstorm he refused to see coming?

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Groundwork for an ACLU Lawsuit

  • Social media, a warm night and spring break for Chicago Public Schools all combined to draw hundreds of teenagers downtown for the evening Wednesday.

    Some just spent time with friends like thousands of others who enjoy the city in summer. Others got into fights and tense confrontations with police.

    It’s a perennial issue in Chicago as summer comes: Teens connect with hundreds of others within seconds online and congregate in the Loop and along the Magnificent Mile, sometimes resulting in chaotic encounters with officers trying to contain the crowds.

    Officers in the downtown and Near North Side districts over the years have used a variety of tactics, including directing the teenagers onto trains and buses that carry them out of the area.

    But such strategies have raised concerns about the rights of teenagers who aren’t causing problems, especially when most sent away from downtown are black and from the South and West sides.
You can see the field of battle being prepped already. Make sure you have direct orders (and a few officers as witnesses) before you end up on the receiving end of a lawsuit - because Car 100 or Car 1800 aren't going to be at the defense table with you - they'll be allowed to retire and collect inflated pensions while you try to explain how you were able to line up CTA buses to send altar boys and prom queens back to the west and south sides.

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Nice Shooting There Tex

  • A 9-year-old boy was critically injured after being attacked by a dog and a second child suffered a graze wound after the dog was shot Wednesday night, Chicago police said.

    Police said the boy was at a relative's house in the 9800-block of South Indiana Avenue at about 8:11 p.m. The boy was attacked by the family dog and then a relative fired a handgun and killed the dog. A second child was grazed by the gunfire.

    The 9-year-old boy injured by the dog was transported to Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition. The second child who suffered the graze wound was also transported to Comer Children's Hospital, where the child's condition stabilized.
Expect another series of anti-gun laws to be proposed shortly.

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Another Crimesha Resignation

  • Two deputies of embattled Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, including the ethics officer who wrote a memo announcing Foxx had recused herself from the Jussie Smollett prosecution, will leave the office in coming weeks, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

    Both April Perry, whom Foxx appointed two years ago as the first chief ethics officer, and Mark Rotert, a veteran prosecutor and civil attorney who revamped the review process the office used to review wrongful conviction claims, will leave Foxx’s staff on May 3, according to letters obtained through a public records request.

    Perry submitted her resignation Wednesday, and an email sent to staff states she is taking a job as general counsel for a tech start-up. Rotert filed a resignation letter on March 27, coincidentally, the day before the office dropped 16 counts of disorderly conduct charged against the “Empire” actor, Rotert told The Chicago Sun-Times.

    “(Smollett’s case) had absolutely zero percent to do with my decision,” Rotert said in a phone interview.
Right - just one of those coincidences that always seem to crop up in politics.

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Not Only Chicago Shrinking

  • The Chicago area’s population declined for the fourth year in a row in 2018, according to the latest Census Bureau estimates.

    [...]

    Chicago is suffering the demographic realities—an aging population that’s retiring and dying faster than it can be replenished by births or immigration—that come with being a large, aging city at a time when growth is happening in the Sun Belt and the oil patch. Changes in immigration, driven by both politics and economics, also have had a big impact.

    Only Pittsburgh had a greater population decline than Chicago, in percentage terms, among the U.S. metropolitan areas of more than 1 million people.
  • The nation’s largest city is losing population for the first time in more than a decade, new federal estimates show.

    International migration into New York City’s five boroughs tapered off, as more residents left, shrinking the city’s population in 2017 and 2018, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers released Thursday.

    New York’s population dropped 0.47% to 8.4 million by July 2018, compared with the previous year. Census officials previously estimated that New York’s population grew by about 7,000 in 2017, but revised figures show it actually dipped by about 38,000, a 0.45% decline from the prior year.
We know what's driving Chicago's population loses. What's up in New York?

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

100 Stolen Benzes?

  • The Chicago Police Department released a statement Wednesday afternoon warning of fraud against a rental company that believes scammers are using a mobile app to rent high-end vehicles.

    The rental company, Car2Go, said some of its vehicles, specifically, Mercedes-Benzes, may have been taken through deceptive practices, the statement said.

    A Car2Go spokesman said the company is suspending its service in Chicago for the time being.

    "We are currently working with law enforcement to neutralize a fraud issue," said the spokesman. "No person or confidential member information has been compromised.”

    As many as 22 stolen Mercedes-Benzes were recovered Wednesday by police and about a dozen people were arrested, according to law enforcement sources.
No rental agreements? Just a hackable app? Our sources say thirty cars were recovered on the west side (010, 011) just Wednesday and upwards of twenty persons are in custody. Guess what one of the cars was used for?
  • A 25-year-old man was also seen in a stolen vehicle tied to the fraud shortly before getting into a squabble with a security guard Tuesday afternoon near Madison Street and Homan Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, law enforcement sources said. The man, who had a gun, was shot in the right ear by the security guard and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Crimesha says since it's just a property crime, everyone arrested will be home in time for dinner, and Special Ed says anyone chasing stolen vehicles will be stripped.

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SA Office Slanders Cops, CWB Blog

Anyone doubt that Crimesha's people are at war with the police, law and order, and ordinary citizens [from the CWB blog]?
  • The Cook County state's attorney's office late Tuesday released hundreds of text messages and over 3,000 pages of often-duplicitous emails related to the Jussie Smollett hoax hate crime case.

    [...]

    Our reporting makes a number of appearances in the produced documents. In one exchange, top staffers in the prosecutor's office appear—uh—disappointed to learn that CWBChicago found that every other person who faced the same charges as Smollett under Kim Foxx was forced to plead guilty to a felony before the state would agree to settlement terms.

    In another text thread, a top Foxx adviser called Chicago police detectives "the worst" as he wrongly blamed those investigators for the "leak" that led to CWBChicago's breaking news that a grand jury had charged Smollett with sixteen felony counts. Another staffer calls CWB "the culprit" responsible for reporting the grand jury's action.
CWB blog has links to all of the material. Interesting reading how Crimesha bad mouths cops, detectives, alternative media, victims, and even Smellit himself - so who exactly is she working for?

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Is This a Thing?

  • PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- Police say an unruly customer at a restaurant in Ohio pulled an iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager.

    Painesville police were called to the Perkins restaurant around noon Tuesday.

    Police say they apprehended the suspect a few blocks away in the city roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Cleveland. Authorities did not say what provoked the attack.

    The 49-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and animal cruelty.
The iguana will be fine.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

This Might Be a Problem

You know all those gun laws the democrats keep passing? The ones that criminals don't obey? Some of our readers were paging through the Administrative Fax Massages yesterday and found a curious trend:
  • From 01 April to 15 April, twenty-three non-law enforcement guns have been lost or stolen
This from all causes - burglaries, car break-ins, thefts of all sorts, and a few "discovered" missing under un-described circumstances. This number is higher than anything we had suspected, so we aren't sure if it's an anomaly or something that was always going on. And remember, this is only the number of guns that people bothered to report - it could be twice as many or ten times more.

Let's go investigative reporters! There have to be a dozen articles and FOIA avenues that could make interesting reading.

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Wilding Meetup! (Update: COVERAGE!)

Scheduled for 1600 hours on Wednesday.

Supposed to be all over social media.

Anyone have the scoop?

UPDATE: Look! The media has awoken from it's slumber and actually gave some semblance of coverage to the group of over 500 over-exuberant youths! And all it took was a flyer posted to social media and a front page post by the SCC blog.
Countless batteries, unknown numbers of thefts, shoplifting out the ass (but all under $1,000) and what do we end with?
  • twenty-six juveniles arrested for "disorderly conduct" and released before midnight
Had enough yet Chicago?

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Charges Refused Again

Crimesha is really pissing off the 'burbs (click for larger version):


Goudie? Rogers? Show the kids how it's supposed to be done.

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Felony Murder = Probation

Remember when we used to charge people who were committing crimes and their accomplices got killed?
  • Do you remember the officer involved shooting on thanksgiving morning last year? Attempted armed robbery and car jacking where the officer put 3 rounds into the armed offender who took the room temperature challenge? If so you should remember they caught the second guy who came back to the scene....well he was found guilty of armed robbery only.....and can you guess his harsh punishment?????

    INTENSIVE PROBATION for what should of been a murder charge!!!!!
There's enough free info there for any investigative reporter to make some hay.

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$100 Million Fantasy

  • Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot was urged Monday to find the $100 million a year needed to restore the 55 percent health care subsidy for Chicago’s oldest retirees — a subsidy abolished by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

    That’s a tall order at a time when Lightfoot faces a $1 billion spike in pension payments and a budget shortfall “more dire” than she anticipated.

    But retirees’ attorney Clint Krislov argued that an even more desperate financial crunch is impacting 10,000 retirees who started working for the city prior to April 1, 1986 and, therefore, are not eligible for Medicare.
We'd love to see this happen - promises were made to these people back when they were hired. But as proven time and again, no agreement with the city is sacred unless put to paper. Lightgroot has already said the upcoming budget "shortfall" is more dire than she had been led to believe - which only reinforces everyone's opinion that she isn't quite ready for prime time. After all, if you aren't willing to stick it to the unions and taxpayers, then you're going to have a bit of a rough road ahead.

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CWB on Wilding

  • Chicago police faced another round of “large group activity” in the downtown area Saturday. Unlike previous incidents, this weekend’s antics played out south of the river in the Loop and Millennium Park areas, according to police reports.

    Officially, a police spokesperson this morning said, “there are no confirmations yet on how many were arrested.” CWBChicago confirmed through a source that at least two juveniles were taken into custody.

    A group consisting of up to 200 teens was tracked by police officers through the area for a little more than two hours, beginning around 6:30 p.m., according to CPD radio traffic.
CWB even has some footage of lib-turds "protecting" the kids from police:
  • Meanwhile, a couple of blocks away, one small group of teens found themselves encircled by women who wanted to “protect” the youths from the police outside of Macy’s, 111 North State. The women had reportedly participated in a march earlier on Saturday, and they happened to be in the neighborhood to offer their services to the vibrant youngsters as the clock neared 9 p.m.
Remember, police are the problem, not 200 "vibrant youngsters" looting small businesses and throwing objects at the police and passersby. Luckily, none of the "vibrant youngsters" were feeling particularly "frisky" at the time.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

014 Manpower

As predicted:
  • So 014th District has been having issues with manpower for more than a few years now. Now we have Mayor (minor) Lightfoot living in 014th district, 2 cars are detailed (down) every watch covering the front and back of 3400 block of Wrightwood. Only 4 cars are up on midnights, not safe for anyone.
Any word on when there will be openings for 014? We need to study for some upcoming exams.

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To Budding Investigative Reporters

We know you guys and gals have forgotten how to do investigative reporting. Many of you haven't done any actual reporting since graduating (Google doesn't count and neither does reprinting press releases). Phil Rogers and Chuck Goudie are a little rusty, having been kept from doing actual political investigative work for much of the Shortshanks era - where do you think Sparklefarts learned it all?

But here's an opportunity for you to shine, uncovering massive corruption and subverting the Rule of Law, costing taxpayers their safety and the safety of their children. One catch though:
  • you have to report on democrats.
In fact, on one particular democrat. But not to worry. She's wounded. And her political supporters are leaving her unprotected. Here's where you start:
  • In Illinois, when a person in ordered by the court to register as a sex offender and fails to do so, they can be charged with a Class 3 Felony (punishable by 2-5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections) for a first time offense.
And here's some info to get you started:
  • Sex offenders are required to register annually at their police department headquarters. The police department is required to verify the registration annually, via a house visit. Locally, this task is delegated to the Patrol Division and thousands of home visits are accomplished without incident.
  • But in something like 10% of the cases, no contact is made because sex offenders have died, been imprisoned, or moved without telling anyone. You can't charge a dead sex offender and those in prison are accounted for, but hundreds of sex offenders are unaccounted for and are then the subject of Detective Division Investigative Alerts.
  • In Cook County, these Convicted Felons, when arrested, are not charged with the Class 3 Felony as required by law due to the actions of one person - Kim Foxx. Instead, Sex Offenders are told, "Go register" and released at approximately a 100% rate.
The rap sheets on some of these offenders are stomach churning. The addresses that some have moved to are what may accurately be called "hunting grounds" for their depredations. But Foxx and her "progressive" allies are all to willing to allow predators easy access to victims, including children, for their twisted agenda.

Now Go! Do some good! FOIA the number of sex offender registration violations and compare it to sex offenders doing actual time.

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Saturday Night Mayhem

And once again, zero media coverage:
  • Downtown is out if control. Groups of 40-50 M/1’s wilding. Beating people.

    Cta trains are shut down.

    Throwing bottles and rocks at police
The radio traffic is ridiculous. The lack of arrests shameful.

Smart people are staying out of downtown on weekends, and pretty soon, tourists with money will be missing.

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Rats Bailing?

  • A top aide to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx who played an important role in the Jussie Smollett case is preparing to leave the office for private practice, according to multiple sources in the county justice system.

    April Perry, Foxx’s Chief Deputy and Chief Ethics Officer, will be joining a former top Foxx aide at a private law firm, the sources said.

    Perry did not respond to emails seeking comment about her plans. A spokesman for the State’s Attorney’s Office said Thursday, “We have not received a resignation letter from Ms. Perry. She is still employed at the Cook County State's Attorney as Chief Deputy and Chief Ethics Officer."

    Nonetheless, three independent sources told CWBChicago that Perry's departure would be coming, but the timing was not known.
Perhaps she's aware of certain misconduct, shady dealings or outright illegal acts being perpetrated on the citizenry?

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Memorial

Coming up in May:


(informational post only - comments closed here)

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

No Vacations for You!

Mayor-elect Lightgroot is making friends all over the Department. Along with numerous exempts preparing to play musical chairs (or jumping ship), Lightgroot has declared that no exempt member will be allowed to take any of their vacation time between Memorial Day and Labor Day....to which we say:
  • Hahahahahahahaha
Any bets on how many exempts will be taking a stand and returning to their previous ranks?
  • Zero
Any bets on how many are now going to be bigger dicks than usual and make sure their underlings don't get to use their own time due? Shit rolls down hill you know:
  • Many
This is going to be an interesting summer.

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A Parolee with a Gun?

  • A 28-year-old parolee is facing multiple charges including armed robbery, sexual abuse and attempted carjacking after leading police on a foot chase Friday on the Near West Side, according to Chicago police.

    Deangelo Suggs, 28, of the 2700 block of West Gladys Avenue, was charged with five counts of armed robbery, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and attempted vehicular hijacking.

    Police gave chase on foot when Suggs sprinted away as officers tried to stop him to talk on Friday in the 2400 block of West Gladys Avenue about 2:10 p.m.

    When officers caught up with him, they learned Suggs was wanted on an active warrant for earlier alleged crimes on the Near West Side last month.
You know what will stop this? More restrictive gun laws enforced against law abiding citizens! That's always worked in the past.

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Cops Injured Where?

  • A three-vehicle crash on Saturday in Humboldt Park hurt six people — including two police officers who were in an unmarked police vehicle.

    The crash happened about 5 p.m. at Washington Boulevard and Kenton Avenue, Chicago police said.

    The two officers were taken to Stroger Hospital, where their condition wasn’t immediately known, the Chicago Fire Department said. Two others hurt in the crash were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition and another two were taken to Loretto Hospital in good condition.
Washington and Kenton is no where near "Humboldt Park." It even falls outside the made-up neighborhood of "West Humboldt Park." It's practically Austin last time we checked. This is what happens when reporters don't go out into the field.

Best wishes to the officers and citizens injured.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Crimesha Radio Silent

  • It has been a week and a half since NBC 5 Investigates revealed the lengthy traffic and criminal history of Dan Davies, a 44-year-old Calumet City man who police say drove the wrong way down Interstate 294 on March 30 and crashed head-on into Illinois State Trooper Gerald Ellis, killing them both.

    At the time of the crash, Davies was out on bond after being charged with six felony DUIs with no license, the most recent in a decades-long series of charges and convictions for DUI, drugs and scores of traffic violations.

    NBC 5 Investigates Phil Rogers immediately reached out to the Illinois State’s Attorney’s office to try to find out how and why Davies was allowed free on bond when he had a driving record that state officials call one of the worst they’ve seen.
Go read it all. We'll save Phil Rogers the heartbreak of an unresponsive Crimesha Foxxx, who has never had to answer for her incompetency at any point in her craptacular legal career:
  • You will never get an answer as to why a SIX-Felony DUI Conviction asshole was i-bonded mere weeks before murdering a State Trooper with a car.
Hope that clears things up for you. And we certainly hope that you and the NBC investigative staff have finally broken from the self-imposed exile of uncovering government corruption and incompetence. It would be a welcome relief from the past few decades.

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And Now, the Cover-Up

  • State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has asked Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard to review her office’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case.

    The request for an investigation by the county’s watchdog agency comes two weeks after Foxx’s office dropped all charges against the “Empire” actor for an alleged hoax hate crime attack, with the actor turning over $10,000 from his bond to the city and making no admission of guilt. The deal, and Foxx, have been blasted by police and prosecutors organizations, and a petitions seeking appointment of a special prosecutor to review Smollett’s case will be heard by Chief Criminal Courts Judge LeRoy K. Martin Jr. next month.

    Foxx has promised “total access” to her office to probe the Smollett case, Blanchard said Friday.
The damage being done to Prickwrinkle's Cook County Machine is unknown at this point, but if you watch closely, you can see them attempting to slap a coat of racial paint all over it.

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A Serial Killer?

  • Facing pressure from activists over the unsolved killings of 51 women since 2001, the Chicago Police Department has begun to review those cases to determine if a serial killer was at work.

    A report by the Murder Accountability Project, a Virginia-based nonprofit group that analyzes information about homicides, said the killings of the 51 women — all of whom were strangled or asphyxiated — “have characteristics of serial murder.”

    On Thursday night, Gregg Greer of Freedom First International brought up the report during a Police Board meeting, saying, “We believe that there is a serial killer in Chicago that is on the loose.”

    Police Supt. Eddie Johnson responded that there’s no evidence to suggest a serial killer is responsible for any of the 51 slayings, but he said his detectives have launched a review.
Far more likely that persons involved in high-risk lifestyles are getting killed due to repeated bad life decisions. These Virginia people are talking about an average of three murders per year in a town that tops 500 regularly.

It would be the perfect environment for a serial killer to operate though.

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Another Investigation?

  • A developer had a $750,000 problem with a city project, and he knew exactly the alderman to help him — Edward M. Burke. The redevelopment project was on the Northwest Side — nowhere near Burke’s 14th Ward on the Southwest Side — but the developer, Charles Cui, turned to Burke for help in 2017 after the city rejected his request to reuse a pole sign for a new Binny’s Beverage Depot that was opening as part of the project, federal authorities allege.

    It was a snag for a significant redevelopment project in the Portage Park neighborhood that also included a Culver’s and a Retro Fitness and had already secured $2 million in city government subsidies called tax increment financing, or TIF.

    In an email to his property tax appeals lawyer, Cui candidly explained why he needed to hire Burke: “I have TIF deal going with the City, and he is the Chairman of Finance Committee. He handled [sic] his tax appeal business card to me, and I need his favor for my tif money. In addition, I need his help for my zoning etc for my project. He is a powerful broker in City Hall, and I need him now.”

    That email forms a part of the indictment the feds announced Friday against Cui, 48, of Lake Forest. Cui faces bribery charges after he allegedly used Burke’s law firm for property tax appeal work as he sought the sign permit.
Are the wheels finally falling off the Machine?

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