A Cook County sheriff’s deputy wounded a teenager who tried to steal his sports car Monday at a car wash in Little Village, police said.
The man had just stepped away from his 2015 Chevrolet Corvette in a parking lot in the 2500 block of West Cermak Road when the teen got in the car, Chicago police said.
When he returned at 8:35 p.m., the 50-year-old man pulled out a handgun and fired shots at the 16-year-old, striking him in the shoulder, police said. Police said the deputy told them he saw the teen reaching for something, but it was unclear what that was.
The man was on-duty at the time but was on a break, according to sheriff’s spokesman Sam Randall. He’s a 28-year veteran and works at the county’s main criminal courthouse, about a mile southwest of where the shooting occurred, Randall said.
Well done Sheriff.
We certainly hope the bloodstains weren't overly spread around the 'vette. If there's a GoFundMe for the cleaning costs, we'll let everyone know.
An officer was shot dead Monday while intervening in a robbery in southern Wisconsin.
Officer John Hetland was off-duty when he approached an armed robber at Tezzer’s Tavern in Racine, Wisconsin, the Kenosha County sheriff’s office said in a statement. The suspect fatally shot Hetland and fled the scene, Racine police said. The shooting happened about 9:40 p.m. in the 1900 block of Lathrop Avenue.
The sheriff’s office released a video frame of the gunman entering the bar. Hetland was a 24-year veteran of the Racine Police Department, according to a statement from Racine Chief Arthel Howell.
Crista Noel was unavailable to spout her usual bullshit. God bless the fallen and deepest sympathies to our blue family up north.
It's truly a sad state of affairs when the mayor and her people have to claim that 8 dead and 24 maimed this past weekend is actually an improvement over the last three years. But it does nothing for Groot's daily averages.
The City rolled out the Divvy scooters or Ride-Share scooters or whatever they're called. Ten separate companies are vying for the eventual Contract to waste tens of millions of taxpayer money. Here's how some of it went down:
Read all about it at the link here. This all just seems like a silly idea - how soon until the hospitals start getting skull fractures and the Marine Unit starts dredging these out of the lagoons and river?
Chicago police are investigating if an on-duty sergeant forced a transgender woman to perform a sex act in a marked police vehicle in a secluded West Side location, according to documents obtained by the Chicago Tribune.
The woman reported the sexual assault at Rush University Medical Center shortly after the alleged incident in March, police reports indicate. At the same time, she handed over what she said was DNA evidence implicating the officer, the reports show.
But police weren’t able to talk to her until several weeks later. She told detectives that she had been sexually assaulted by a “white shirt” — a common reference to Chicago police supervisors because of their uniform. He had threatened to arrest her unless she performed the sex act, she told authorities.
Rather than face an internal investigation, he resigned.
Who keeps recommending these idiots for "merit" promotions? Do they even bother to look at job histories?
Documents obtained by the Tribune through a public-records request show this same officer had been recommended for firing more than 20 years ago after an investigation by the department’s Internal Affairs Division. That investigation found the officer and a partner had threatened to throw a convicted felon back into prison on bogus drug charges unless he handed over an illegal gun.
The officer was ultimately given just a 30-day suspension.
Shouldn't that disqualify someone for "merit" consideration? In this case, it appears to have been a recently retired Deputy Chief of CAPS / former 011 District commander who recommended the Sergeant for promotion. Which is interesting because the retired Deputy Chief also recommended the Baby-Sitting Pilot Program Commander for lieutenant years ago. We have numerous witnesses who related how this Commander laughed at how easy it was to trick the Deputy into recommending him over other candidates.
The Baby-Sitting Pilot Program Commander was also investigated while on tact in 011 for planting guns on felons to the point where IAD cut his locker open, recovered contraband and opened a rather largish CR investigation. We haven't confirmed this, but we're told that the Baby-sitting Pilot Program Commander and the alleged Tranny Assaulting Sergeant were on the same team at the same time and were part of this same investigations.....before both being recommender for "merit" promotions. As the World Turns.
The No. 2 man in the Chicago Police Department will not be suspended, fired or removed for taking a family vacation in early June — approved and paid for in October — in violation of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s edict that no top brass take time off during the summer.
During an exclusive interview Monday, Lightfoot told the Chicago Sun-Times the controversy caused by Anthony Riccio’s June 1-to-7 trip to Aruba to celebrate his daughter’s graduation is “over for now” and she’s prepared to move on.
“I’ve had an opportunity to get fully up to speed on what happened. We’ve dealt with it internally and I think it’s over for now,” the mayor said.
Lightfoot was pressed to describe how the matter was resolved without punishment when she hinted strongly last week that Riccio would pay a price for the ill-advised vacation. “I wanted to make sure that I understood what had happened and the circumstances. As I understand, it was a pre-paid vacation that was paid last fall and already approved,” she said. “I’ve emphasized to him and to the superintendent that it’s important that they lead by example. So I think we’ve come to an understanding and I’m ready to move forward.”
Whoa whoa whoa...."lead by example"? Seriously? You might want to rethink that statement. After all, "leading by example" has led to all sorts of problems here. Perhaps you ought to review who your exempt staff has been recommending for "merit" promotions the last decade or two.
I voted for her as a vote against Taxwinkle. Lost all respect for her both by her idiotic comments and her inability to attend a CFD Candidate graduation so she could instead be at some democratic anti Trump fund raiser in California. 9.5 was (is) an a$$hole, at least he always was able to pin badges on the new guardians of this once fine city. Lori, you too have now proven yourself to also be an a$$hole. Why dont you make a habit of missing all police and fire graduations. We can happily find the few brass members left that still have the earned respect of the troops, it would mean something more to us, instead of something that is just an inconvenience to you.
Lightgroot hasn't met a bridge she couldn't burn yet, and it's only been a month?
Five brand new Lieutenants going to 006? Not surprising - anyone who can gets out of 006 as soon as possible.
Three going to 011? Were they short? They have more officers and sergeants than any district in the city. Is the new commander driving out the lieutenants that don't transfer to Harvey? Only two went north of Division Street.
[We quote from the middle of the article where it calls out Lightgroot - read the entire article at the link up top. It is completely worth your time - SCC]
Appearing on a local cable news show on May 30, Lightfoot made the astonishing allegation that the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, the union representing rank-and-file officers, had instructed its members to be passive when dealing with crime over the Memorial Day weekend. “But you know,” she told interviewer Ken Davis, “there were rumors floating around about — and I didn’t verify this — but rumors floating around that they were telling their officers, ‘Don’t do anything. Don’t, over Memorial Day weekend, don’t intercede. If you see some criminal activity just lay back, do nothing.’ I hope to God that wasn’t true because, man, oh man, if that happened, there’s going to be a reckoning.”
There’s going to be a reckoning, all right, Madam Mayor, it just won’t be the one you thought it would be.
As Rudy Giuliani knew, and as Lori Lightfoot does not, it takes a motivated police force to take the steps necessary to drive down the level of violence seen in Chicago. “Cops count,” as William Bratton has preached for years, but in order for them to make a difference, they have to have the expectation that if they act within the law and department policy, their superiors and their city government will back them when controversy arises. Cops in Chicago have no such expectation, and it appears unlikely Mayor Lightfoot will even try to instill one.
He also points out the failed Cook County "justice" system and Crimesha's criminal neglect of her duties and rightfully asks what's Lori going to do about this since she already torched the entire "honeymoon" period typically afforded to the newly elected.