Archive for December 2018

Leadership/ Mayoral Hopefuls/ Clown Shows/Remembering Pinocchio

Leadership/ Mayoral Hopefuls/ Clown Shows/Remembering Pinocchio
At the end of February Chicago will yet again elect a new mayor. Whoever he or she is, it will be the 79th time Chicago has marched to the polls to vote for a mayor to run the City.  Since the election of William Butler Ogden in 1837 there have been two black mayors and... Read more »

CRIMINALS ARE THE NEW VICTIMS/SHOW THEM SOME LOVE/DOWN IS THE NEW UP

CRIMINALS ARE THE NEW VICTIMS/SHOW THEM SOME LOVE/DOWN IS THE NEW UP
Last week in a letter to the Sun-Times Susan J.Rose a professor from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Board Director of  Haymarket Center Chicago, came spinning out of the turn with her take on America getting tough on crime. Her Title was “Tough on Crime- Incarceration hurts families along with offenders.”  She goes on... Read more »

Thieves/Thieves/ They Are Everywhere/ Some Solutions/Some Reasons Why.

Thieves/Thieves/ They Are Everywhere/ Some Solutions/Some Reasons Why.
I wrote this last December when it was reported in Chicago that crime on the CTA has spiraled upward, along with other crimes such as shoplifting, thefts, carjackings and assaults, all are increasing rapidly. So it was little surprise to see the Chicago Tribune headlines a few days ago warning of serious crime doubling on... Read more »
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Death Takes no Holidays/ Death is a True democracy/When Hero's Die

On Monday two Chicago Police Officers were killed while pursuing a shooting suspect who fled along the embankment of nearby railroad tracks. In their pursuit the Officers were aware of an oncoming train and crossed over to other tracks . The subsequent noise from the oncoming train distracted them from  another traveling in the opposite... Read more »

Pay Attention Or Pay A Price/ Thieves Love Distracted People/Helpful Suggestions

Pay Attention Or Pay A Price/ Thieves Love Distracted People/Helpful Suggestions
Almost anytime when you are out in public, traveling, shopping or even dining you are being sized up by thieves to become a potential target for theft. Pickpockets come in all sizes and shapes, ages and genders. Some work alone, some work in groups and are impossible to identify, that is, if you are not... Read more »

When Insanity Gets Elected/ Common Sense Flees the Scene/

I’m drifting off course a bit here but it kinda fits into what’s happening in Chicago. This January when Suffolk County  District Attorney elect Rachel Robbins takes office, all of Boston and Suffolk County will be either petrified, or are just too shocked to react. So far naturally only the Boston area police departments are... Read more »
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Cops In America/ A Shrinking Profession/Lots Of Answers/ Is It Obvious

Cops In America/ A Shrinking Profession/Lots Of Answers/ Is It  Obvious
Recently Charles Wexler who is the head of the  Police Executive Research Forum think tank in Washington D.C., asked a room full of Police Chiefs from across the country to raise their hand if they wanted their children to follow them in a Law enforcement career. Yea! not one hand went up. Weather you are... Read more »

The Blue Code of Silence/The Long Difficult Road From Loyalty To Honesty to Integrity

The Blue Code of Silence/The Long Difficult  Road From Loyalty To Honesty to  Integrity
The Blue Code of Silence, anybody especially in Chicago who hasn’t heard the term either has been out of the Country or has been living in  Walden Pond for many years. Since the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer on October 20th 2014 the accusation’s of a police cover up... Read more »

BOZO'S CIRCUS COMES BACK TO LIFE/ CHICAGO'S BOZO BASH PART TWO

BOZO'S CIRCUS COMES BACK TO LIFE/ CHICAGO'S BOZO BASH PART TWO
The gloves are off, the race for Chicago Mayor just came spinning out of the turn. Yesterday Taxing Toni Preckwinkle announced she sicced her lawyers on Susana Mendoza’s nominating petitions. Today Laurie Lightfoot another of the hopeful 21 trying to be Mayor of Chicago was bashing Alderman Burke by calling for him to step down... Read more »
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COPS/POLITICIANS/ CHICAGO!/ A CITY THAT NEEDS TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR

Imagine you live in one of the most violent Cities in the world, you wittiness a gunfight right out your  front window, at least 4 people shot, scores of shots fired, smashed cars, people running for their lives, spent Cartridges litter the street and sidewalk, of course you call 911. What you cannot imagine is... Read more »