Hotel Cook County/Bring your Alibis/ Leave your gun/ You Won't Stay Long/Just Overnight

Hotel Cook County/Bring your Alibis/ Leave your gun/ You Won't Stay Long/Just Overnight
If one uses just a tad of imagination it would be easy to equate the Cook County Court System with the song by the Eagles “Hotel California.” I can clearly hear the voice of Don Henley, only with a slight twist “Welcome to hotel Cook County jail, such a lovely place, plenty of room any... Read more »

When Mass Shootings Become The Norm/A City Under Siege While Celebrating Freedom From Tyranny.

When Mass Shootings Become The Norm/A City Under Siege While Celebrating Freedom From Tyranny.
Imagine a scene where you gather family and friends and decide to celebrate the 4th of July at Chicago’s Navy Pier for their annual fireworks show. Of course, thousands of other folks have also made the trip. At some point around 9 PM, members of Chicago’s street gangs started flashing gang signs at other groups... Read more »

A TALE OF TWO CITIES/THE BEAN AND THE BANGERS/ THE SPRAY OF PAINT VS THE SPRAY OF BULLETS

A TALE OF TWO CITIES/THE BEAN AND THE BANGERS/ THE SPRAY OF PAINT VS THE SPRAY OF BULLETS
Every once in a while for those who pay attention to such things, headlines do sometimes reveal just how divided the City of  Chicago is.  The segregation, of course, is part of our shameful past but being clueless also ranks high. Nothing was more revealing then Tuesday mornings headlines featured in the photo that accompanies... Read more »
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When Political Ambition Reveals Stupidity/ More To Come/ Lots More

When Political Ambition Reveals Stupidity/ More To Come/ Lots More
The Democratic race for the Presidency is in full swing. At last count at least 20 folks are convinced, they can convince us, that they can walk on water and even turn water into wine. After just two debates it’s obvious that those who want to reach that goal will have to do so face... Read more »

Distracted Drivers Are Killers/ Is That Message Worth Dying For/It Can Be/Wise Up

Distracted Drivers Are Killers/ Is That Message Worth Dying For/It Can Be/Wise Up
On July 1st Illinois will join several other States across America who are finally realizing the consequences of distracted driving. In Illinois, a citation for distracted driving will no longer be a warning for first-time violators.  A citation for distracted driving will be considered a moving violation which carries penalties of $75 up to $125... Read more »

Cook County/ Bedlam In The Courtroom And Beyond/Diogenes Is Smiling

Cook County/ Bedlam In The Courtroom And Beyond/Diogenes Is Smiling
If you have inhabited the planet long enough occasionally you’ll most likely see things that will shock you into a paralyzed state. The most corrupt County across America our very own CROOK COUNTY ( a phrase used by most Chicagoans) have produced a Judge who seems to know stupid when he sees it. Judge Michael Toomin... Read more »
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Miranda vs Arizona/ The Day The Earth Stood Still For America's Cops/

I challenge anyone to remember what they were doing Fifty-three years ago today on  13 June 1966. I remember vividly and here is the reason why. I was a young Chicago Cop just home from the Marine Corps. I reported for my 3 to 11 shift in the Gresham district on Chicago’s far Southside. Roll... Read more »

Shhhh/The G word/ Has Become the N Word in Chicago/ It's the GANGS STUPID

Shhhh/The G word/ Has Become the N Word in Chicago/ It's the GANGS STUPID
Chicago’s new Mayor has been in office now for all of 23 days and a few hours. There is no doubt that she is basking in what most folks consider a honeymoon period. It’s that period when the press and the public in all reality cannot start to lob grenades for the pathetic condition that... Read more »

Imagine If The Cops Don't Come/ A Despicable Coward?/ Or A Criminal Offense/ Is It Even Debatable?

Imagine If The Cops Don't Come/ A Despicable Coward?/ Or A Criminal Offense/ Is It Even Debatable?
Scot Peterson the Broward County Deputy assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been criminally charged with endangering children and culpable negligence, charges that could send him to prison for a hundred years. Peterson stood outside the Highschool and hid from gunfire for almost an hour while a madman systematically slaughtered 17 students and... Read more »
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Killers Enjoy Home Cooking In Chicago/ Cook County Jail/A Bonafide Cuckoo's Nest

Killers Enjoy Home Cooking In Chicago/ Cook County Jail/A Bonafide Cuckoo's Nest
Last week Tom Dart who is the Sheriff of Cook County ( who’s also been accused of being the Sheriff  of (NUTT-ING-HAM) was being interviewed by a reporter from WBBM news when he mentioned that 51 people arrested and  charged with first-degree murder are out of jail and on home confinement ( electronic ankle monitor’s).... Read more »