Whats in a Name/ Chicago/ Whitechapel London/ The Common Denominator

Whats in a Name/ Chicago/ Whitechapel London/ The Common Denominator
In a few weeks the Chicago Area will no doubt revisit one of the most infamous events in it’s history, from 36 years ago. Etymology is the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history. No better example exists then how we define those who shock... Read more »

When Everyone Else Fails / Blame the Cops Of Course

When Everyone Else Fails / Blame the Cops Of Course
Just this week the Inspector General of the City of Chicago has criticized the Chicago Police Department for among other things, a lack of training for officers assigned to public schools. The big fear is that nascent children will be needlessly subjected to the criminal justice system. They recommended troubled children be directed to special... Read more »

Kaepernick/Patriots/Nike/ E Pluribus Unum

Kaepernick/Patriots/Nike/ E Pluribus Unum
Back in February 1980 Chicago suffered through the City’s 1st and only Firefighters strike. Chicago’s residents were suddenly left with minimal fire protection and ambulance service. Chicago’s Mayor Jane Byrne and the City’s Firefighters Union played a game of chicken to see who would blink first. While running for the office of Mayor of Chicago... Read more »
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Chicago's Cops And Suicide/A Revealing Partnership.

Chicago's Cops And Suicide/A Revealing Partnership.
According to the National Law enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 128 Police officers died in the line of duty last year. Forty six Officers were fatally shot. According to a study from the “Ruderman Family Foundation” the number of police officers who died by suicide was more than triple that of officers who were fatally shot.... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel/ A Man of Many Names

Rahm Emanuel/ A Man of Many Names
Yesterday Rahm Emanuel added yet another name to the many he has been called over the years.  Shocking to some, expected by others, “Lame Duck,” joins “Rhambo” “Tiny Dancer” “the Rahm Father” and of course thanks to Chicago Teacher’s  Union  President, Karen Lewis, the infamous “Mayor Murder.” Back in 2013  you’ll recall the Mayor’s announcement... Read more »

The Essence of Freedom/ Obedience to the Law

The Essence of Freedom/ Obedience to the Law
It seems such a simple solution to so many people and yet the City of Chicago seems to be struggling mightily for answers to reduce Chicago’s epidemic of violence. Liberty itself has but one foundation,”THE LAW MUST REIGN SUPREME.” Make no mistake, anarchy can and does occur where there is law but no one to... Read more »
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Gun Deaths World wide/ America Is Not Alone

Gun Deaths World wide/ America Is Not Alone
A recent study by  Christopher Murray, Professor of Health Metrics at the University of Washington,  reveals that the world wide gun deaths total about 250 thousand yearly. Certainly an incredible range of firearm deaths. Of the 195 countries involved in the study the top 6 were Brazil, Columbia, Guatemala, Mexico, Venezuela and of course the... Read more »

Chicago's Street Gangs/ Afghanistan's Taliban/The Common Denominator

Chicago's Street Gangs/ Afghanistan's Taliban/The Common Denominator
America’s war in Afghanistan began on October 7th 2001. It has proved to be the second longest U. S. combat force, 16.9 years,  and still no end in sight. Our leaders are convinced that by engaging the Taliban, the Sunni Islamic Fundamentalist political  movement in Afghanistan, America will be a safer country.  Who has the... Read more »

Chicago 1968/Did The City Of Big Shoulders Lose Its Head?

Chicago 1968/Did The City Of Big Shoulders Lose Its Head?
Back in 1917 a man named Wallace Rice won the design contest for the Chicago flag. Almost anywhere one goes in Chicago it can be seen proudly waving alongside the American flag and on various municipal buildings and on the uniforms of Chicago’s Firefighters and Police.  The three sections of white represent the north, west,... Read more »
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Chicago's Frustration/Witness Protection/Sycophants/Rewards/

Chicago's Frustration/Witness Protection/Sycophants/Rewards/
Chicago is 19 days into August and already 252 people have been shot and 34 have been murdered. And yet again, another 3-year-old shot, the second in two weeks. Add to that,  at a basketball tournament no less, a 13-year-old was charged with having a gun after the murder of a 15-year-old, who was pronounced... Read more »