Archive for September 2019

TIPS/Cops and Traffic Stops/You and Cops and Traffic Stops/The Best and easy Way/

Some things to think about from the USCCA and me. No one likes a traffic stop, but there are a  few things you should know that will ensure that yours ends safely and with less stress. Being a Cop for 33 years I can attest that the single most dangerous thing a police officer does... Read more »

A Violent Tuesday in Chicago/ Something is Happening/ Victims and Thugs/

It’s certainly not my intention to scare the hell out of anybody but in the last few days in Chicago, some serious attention is needed. The first was the weekend story in the Tribune reporting that serious crime on the CTA has doubled over an already horrendous uptick from last year. It seems that the... Read more »

War/Whats it Good For?/ Political Ambitions?/Safeguarding A Nation?

America has been at war now for 19 straight years. The numbers reflect the changing face of warfare in the modern era. Since American troops have been engaged in Afghanistan well over 2,320 U.S military deaths and over 20,320 American service members have been wounded in action. In addition, 1,720 U.S civilian contractors have been... Read more »
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The Invisible Man Alone/ A Profile in Courage/An American Treasure

There have  been 3 books named the “INVISIBLE MAN.” All by prominent individuals. The first was by H.G Wells, followed by Orson Well’s, (STRANGE HUH,? and of course the most famous by Ralph Ellison which won the National Book Award in 1953. Each one, of course, telling a different story of a version of being... Read more »

Lights/Camera/ No Action?/ Chicago's Cops/The Real Good and Sometimes Bad.

Lights/Camera/ No Action?/ Chicago's Cops/The Real Good and Sometimes Bad.
Just as the calls ring out for all of Americans to be disarmed, mostly from hysterical reactionaries and politicians pandering for votes who read and are bombarded by the media grabbing headlines of a few violent incidents, so were the hysterical calls for cops to be equipped with body cameras. Well, it’s been a few... Read more »

Handicap Parking Fraud/Despicable Cheaters/Anger/ Vindication

Handicap Parking Fraud/Despicable Cheaters/Anger/ Vindication
Back in 2008 then-Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Chicago City council decided in their collective wisdom to lease Chicago’s parking meters for 75 years to private companies. In return, the City received 1.15 billion dollars upfront from Chicago Parking Meters LLC, a venture Capitol group that includes Wall Street Investment House, Morgan Stanley, Alliance... Read more »
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The State of a City/ Revenge or Justice/ The Killing of Treja Kelley

The State of a City/ Revenge or Justice/ The Killing of Treja Kelley
If ever a city shows its collective outrage, now is the time for all of Chicago to step up.  This was an 18-year-old pregnant woman who was shot down in an alley by one vicious thug.  He was only one but he’s trying to send a message to thousands of already frightened community members. We’ve... Read more »

Alcohol/A Century Ago/Still Stupid/ Guns/What to Ban and not to Ban/That is the Question

No matter how much sense something might seem to make, when it comes to banning something that an entire country has had free access to, the slope is so slippery it’s almost impossible to comprehend.  A hundred years ago the United States decided to appease a boisterous vocal small minority who called for the prohibition... Read more »

New Mayor/ Old Words/Same Villains/ Democrats/Republicans/Martians

For the 3rd consecutive holiday weekend,  since Mayor Lightfoot has become Chicago’s mayor, the violence has continued seemingly unabated.  Her strategy of flooding the neighborhoods with a thousand more cops has been, to put it mildly, a dismal failure. Memorial Day weekend ended with 41 shot and 7 murdered, the 4th of July came in... Read more »
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