Posts Tagged Cops


Earl, True Blue 24/7

After being hired by the Northlake Police Department and graduating from the Chicago Police Academy, the first police officer got to really know, besides my FTO, was Earl. I remember my first impression, and the first impression is very important, was that this guy was very confident and knew his stuff. My FTO, Dan, had told me which officers I could trust and which ones I couldn’t and Earl was the first that I was told I could trust. I took this with a bit of hesitation since several of the old timers, Don M., Louie D. and Tommy O., had each told me, in general, to watch out who I trusted. Boy, what a way to enter a workplace! I …Read more […..]

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Police Chase Harley

Description: Dallas FOX 4 news helicopter, SKY 4 captured a police chase involving a suspect on a Harley. The suspect had a federal warrant and had been under surveillance. He led police through the streets and highways of Fort Worth and Arlington. The audio in this video is what SKY 4 photographer Mike is listening to during the chase. The audio contains off-air, air traffic, Mike’s voice, the pilot’s voice, ad the news producer. You will hear Mike’s live reporting, as well as the news anchor. Also, check out how the suspect taunts the cops, and the possible excessive force at the end. …Read more […..]

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My Old Hood as Featured on MSNBC TV

I do not miss this area one bit. Sad that I grew up there!

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Court Sides With Cops in Warrantless Search

Case concerned exceptions to 4th Amendment requirement that police need a warrant to enter a home By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a Kentucky man who was arrested after police burst into his apartment without a search warrant because they smelled marijuana and feared he was trying to get rid of incriminating evidence. Voting 8-1, the justices reversed a Kentucky Supreme Court ruling that threw out the evidence gathered when officers entered Hollis King’s apartment. The court said there was no violation of King’s constitutional rights because the police acted …Read more […..]

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Lee, A True Cop’s Cop

Working at the Northlake Police Department during the years 1990-2003,  I worked with some real goofballs and some fine officers. One such fine officer, not only in my opnion but in the majority of officers–both current and former– as well as citizens of the public, is a guy named Lee. I think the first time I came into contact with Lee when i was 16. My friends and I were driving my 1968 Buick Electra 225 convertible–with the top down of course–through Fairview Memorial Cemetery at night. I remember it clearly as my buddy said that a car with it’s lights off was coming towards us. I tried to gun it but the car caught …Read more […..]

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US police deaths up 43 percent this year

87 cops have died in the line of duty this year, compared to 61 at this point last year. By Nafeesa Syeed Associated Press WASHINGTON — A nonprofit group in Washington says the number of police officers who have died in the line of duty is up 43 percent so far this year. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released preliminary data Wednesday. It shows that 87 officers died in the line of duty between Jan. 1 and June 30. That’s compared with 61 officers during the first six months of last year. The deaths were spread across 36 states and Puerto Rico — with California, Texas and Florida showing …Read more […..]

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