Clueless In Chicago/ First try and place blame/ When that fails then search for answers

Clueless In Chicago/ First try and  place blame/  When that fails then  search for answers
Last Wednesday at least 500 teens gathered in and around Chicago’s downtown and North Michigan Avenue, in what is commonly called a wilding. Hundreds of shoppers and tourists scrambled as huge brawls broke out as they snatched purses, cell phones,  beat people at random and flooded into stores to smash and grab merchandise.  Certainly nothing... Read more »

A Casual Killer/ Texting/Talking/ Distracted Drivers are the new Scourge.

A Casual Killer/ Texting/Talking/ Distracted Drivers are the new Scourge.
Most Cops I’m sure never really dwelled on Elizabeth Barrett Brownings Sonnett#43. For some reason it has always been in the back of my mind. The opening line “HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS.” It’s that gallows humor or cynicism that can can creep into the thoughts of people who are... Read more »

Crime Matters/ Crime Victims Matter/Black Lives Matter/ What Life Doesn't Matter?.

Crime Matters/ Crime Victims Matter/Black Lives Matter/ What Life Doesn't Matter?.
When you start bouncing words around with catch phrases, primarily to draw attention, to one cause after another, it’s inevitable someone or something takes a back seat. Of course victims of violent crimes seldom are around to draw attention to their death or debilitating injuries. Chicago is less than 10 days into April and as... Read more »
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Hate Hustlers/ Race Baiters/Ignoring Killers/ The Agenda is more important then the Truth

Hate Hustlers/ Race Baiters/Ignoring Killers/ The Agenda is more important then the Truth
A few weeks ago the current Mayor and the Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson were on every newscast in Chicago touting the 30% drop in violent crime for the first 3 months of 2019 as compared to 2018. Certainly there are times when one has to give credit where credit is due. THIS IS NOT... Read more »

Uber/ Lyft/Whats in a Name ?/ Could be your life/ Be Smart/ Some Safety Tips.

Uber/ Lyft/Whats in a Name ?/ Could be your life/ Be Smart/ Some Safety Tips.
Oh the convenience of it all. Just download the app, make the call  wait a few minutes and off you go. The most recent phenomenon in our connected world is the great convenience provided by the two biggest leading taxi’s the world over, Lyft and Uber. It is not my attention to scare the hell... Read more »

Mayor Elect Lori Lightfoot/ 3 Years ago/ When Few Knew Her/ Destiny Strikes

Mayor Elect Lori Lightfoot/ 3 Years ago/ When Few Knew Her/ Destiny Strikes
The Lori Lightfoot bandwagon is in full swing in Chicago after her resounding defeat of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle. If Custer would have survived the battle of Little Big Horn most likely he would have felt like Preckwinkle today. The word defeat doesn’t tell the real tale, she lost in a Lightfoot landslide by... Read more »
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The Luxury Cruise from Hell/ Terror On the High Seas/Abandon Ship

The Luxury Cruise from Hell/ Terror On the High Seas/Abandon Ship
The photo above is real. I’m betting that none of those passengers could ever dream this could happen, and yet it can be a reality. For millions of travelers around the world, the most popular way to go are cruises. Man, the food, entertainment, and ease of travel is hard to top.  Throw in some... Read more »

Hilarious Justice/The Chicago Way/ The Snakes are Charming Themselves

Hilarious Justice/The Chicago Way/ The Snakes are Charming Themselves
I’m guessing that the Cook County States Attorneys Office in Chicago, by dropping all charges against Jussie Smollett, after a Grand Jury indicted him on 16 Felony counts, has probably hit the top of the charts on the O.J  Ometer. Never has such a decision, either by a Jury or by the decision  not to... Read more »

A Different Response to Terrorism / Repudiating the War Rhetoric/ Denying the Terrorist

A Different Response to Terrorism / Repudiating the War Rhetoric/ Denying the Terrorist
In the wake of the terrorist attack in New Zealand at two Mosques that left over 50 dead and scores wounded the magniloquent response by the country’s Prime Minister has turned some heads around the world. Her response wasn’t so much what she said but what she didn’t say. She resisted the war rhetoric, promising... Read more »
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Those Who serve and Protect are Unprotected/The hidden CostOf Chicago's Mayhem.

Those Who serve and Protect are Unprotected/The hidden CostOf Chicago's Mayhem.
Jens Ludgwig the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab expert says that reducing Chicago’s  gun violence must be a priority of the next mayor. He pointed out a study by another University of Chicago colleague that showed every homicide reduces the City’s population by 70 people. With that in mind, if Chicago had reduced it’s homicide... Read more »