Friday, July 13, 2012

A great Tribune photo collection - FLASHBACK: Chicago Murders in 1974

Photo: Chicago police officers remove a body from an apartment on N. Clark St. where three elderly people were found slain on March 15, 1974

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

And we think that it's now tough on the streets. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great collection. The Trib qprobably has thousands more like that in all of its files.

Truly no disrespect intended....but look at the the physical condition of virtually every single one of those police officers pictured from the mid-1970's. There is almost no one noticeably overweight. Yes, I realize there were no bulky bullet-proof vests back then like now, but the difference is pretty remarkable.

I Voted For Obama said...

Lots of bad stuff back then.

Anonymous said...

Cops had much cooler sideburns and mustaches back then.

Anonymous said...

Those were policeMEN.

Not the soft boys and girls of today with their baseball caps and shorts. Wait until someone in the future looks at the photos of the pathetic group we have on crime scenes today.

This department sucks today because the people on it suck.

Anonymous said...

those were the good old days

Anonymous said...

mustaches were required back then

Anonymous said...

Marsak and his partner chased an uptown moron into a tavern just half a block from 020th station on Foster. The asshole shot and killed both of them with a sawed off shotgun. He fled to southern Wisc. where he was killed by the local police. Chicago area 6 dicks where only a couple miles away and had been deputized by the local police. They were going to get revenge. Too bad CPD could not get their revenge.

Retired revolver cop.

Anonymous said...

Excellent photos!

Anonymous said...

Really cool pics.... Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Anyone remember the "offender walk" at A2 down the stairs past the 005 desk? Only neck/chest high camera pics. Otherwise you'd see the homeless inside the district. Nobody cared about those poor souls all over the floor.

Today?? No chance at all with the media if you're the police. Channel 7 would be more concerned about the homeless people in A2 than the maniac arrested.

Anonymous said...

Jacob Cohen, a small time burglar, had a sawed off shotgun in a shopping bag, and threw the bag to the ground when approached by officers Garrison and Marsek. Cohen fled into the Ravens pub where he retrieved a 9mm that he had earlier given to the bartender to hold for him. Garrison and Marsek were shot from behind by Cohen who was hiding behind the door when they entered the tavern. When they were down, Cohen administered a shot to the head of both officers, before fleeing. May he rot in hell

Old Unit 066 who was there.

Anonymous said...

Cohen also wounded a Milwaukee police officer when he was cornered in a back yard after taking some hostages. He was then dispatched to Hell by the same officers.

Anonymous said...

Chicago has some 2012 updated images to added to that pile. New additions...

Nice share!