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Pipes and Drums of The Chicago Police and The Chicago Fire Department “Going Home”

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CHICAGO POLICE STOP SHADOW BAR MOB STREET BRAWL

Description: CHICAGO nightclub fighting @ Lake & Halsted from the Lake Street Lookout, LAKEandHALSTED.com A SHADOW BAR mob brawl overtakes Lake Street with fighting amidst traffic. Some ruffians use pieces of SHADOW BAR’S fencing as weapons. Several Chicago police squad cars, wagons & an ambulance respond to make arrests and deal with the injured. The camera is set on remote and catches the brawl as patrons exit the SHADOW BAR. Most of the fighting takes place off-screen to the right as the 12th District Chicago Police respond immediately. * Videotaped incidents have been shortened to accommodate this web format, but remain …Read more […..]

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Chicago Officer Who Spoke Out Could Use Your Help

FOP Hops on Board Bandwagon. They’ve posted a petition on-line for anyone to download, sign and send back to the FOP: Lieutenant John Andrews of the Chicago Police Department recently expressed his views regarding the operations of and conditions within the Chicago Police Department. Lt. Andrews is now facing disciplinary actions for expressing these views. Whether you agree with Lt. Andrews’ views or not there is a more important issue at stake. That issue is the ability to freely express your views in writing as guaranteed by the First Amendment. Please print and distribute the following First Amendment …Read more […..]

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Fed-up Chicago cop blogs about ‘hacks’ running PD

Sounds like Chicago is being led by people similiar to the Northlake police Department’s leadership. We will see how long it takes Chicago PD to bring this guy up on charges and fire him. Although, with all this attention he will be getting maybe they won’t want the publicity and spotlight put on them. I admire what he did, took lots of guts! CHICAGO — To be a police officer is to make hard decisions. Stop this guy or that guy? Go through the front door or around the back? Shoot or don’t shoot? Later, those decisions get second-guessed, by the brass, by the media, by the officers themselves. Sometimes an action that …Read more […..]

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Off-duty Chicago cop shot outside home was set to retire

Police Officer Michael Bailey was less than a month away from retirement when he ended an overnight shift guarding the mayor’s home early Sunday morning. This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Officer Michael Bailey, who was off-duty when he was shot and killed early Sunday morning, July 18, 2010, on his way home from a shift. (AP Photo/Chicago Police Department The 62-year-old had recently developed a routine: He’d park outside his South Side home, lock his bulletproof vest in the trunk and wipe down the shiny black Buick Regal he’d bought just three weeks ago to celebrate the quieter life he …Read more […..]

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Our hero: The life of a cop

BY MICHAEL SNEED Sun-Times Columnist What price do we pay when one is sacrificed? We don’t pay. We get fleeced, robbed of a human being who decided to make his life’s work protecting each one of us. Michael Sneed The fact that Officer Thor Soderberg, who was killed with his own weapon Wednesday during an apparent robbery outside a South Side police facility, died a hero is little consolation to his family and friends. A police officer might become a hero when the oath to serve and protect is taken, but there is also another measure of their heroism. It’s the evil, degradation and horror …Read more […..]

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Police catch carjacker after wild ride down Kennedy

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE A man has been charged with allegedly carjacking a BMW on the Far Northwest Side on Wednesday morning, driving erratically at high speeds down the Kennedy Expressway, then crashing into a parked car just west of the River North area. The entire episode, from carjacking to capture, took less than 20 minutes. Norvell Moore Jr., 28, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and one count of aggravated fleeing of police. Norvell Moore Jr., 28, of 8000 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with …Read more […..]

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