Friday, August 31, 2012

For all of you who thought the BGA Better Government Association is LEGIT...forget it!

So the BGA couldn't figure out who runs the blog so they pick on a duty disability cop hawking merchandise on the blog to make ends meet? Pretty strange if you ask me!
And it is actually 12,000 viewers a day!
By why let facts get in the way of
a good story.

The BGA is out harassing the people who have ads on my blog and based on the phone calls I received the BGA is blaming the wrong people for this blog.

It appears with the billion dollar corruption business in Chicago the BGA is more concerned about a blog that was dedicated to revealing city, county, state and federal corruption more than the government corruption in itself. One would believe that the BGA is CONTROLLED by the corrupt Chicago elected officials. Otherwise why would they worry about a news related blog. Explains why the BGA never went after all the powerful corrupt officials in Chicago.

It's not good bye but it will be a new start with my computer operations based in another state. Keep coming back here for follow up information.....

And nothing pisses off the BGA more than wasting weeks on a blog story when the blog can't be found!

As to my cop buddy who was bothered by the BGA for advertising your products on my blog, God bless my friend... You did nothing wrong!

From The E-Mail - too funny! Hey Detective Shaved Longcock, is this a video of you being taken away by the BGA? Better Government Association

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ald. Cappleman: I was chased by woman with knife - And if guns were legal in Chicago, you could have protected yourself!

Chicago Police Officer Shot and Seriously Wounded at Racine Courts Public Housing (22nd District) 111th and Racine

Chicago Police Officer Shot and Seriously 8:05pm Tonight
Racine Courts in the 22nd District Approximately 111th and South Racine
Will update when more info is available... Prayers at this time...
2 In custody and gun, one offender still wanted

Even worse than the illegal beaners entering our country... 1 million gallons of sewage from Mexico closes San Diego beaches

San Diego, CA - More than a million gallons of raw sewage from Mexico flowed north Tuesday and forced officials to close San Diego-area beaches.

Border Field State Park, Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge Shoreline and Imperial Beach, including Surf Camp were closed, health officials said.

The sewage began spilling Tuesday morning from a broken pipe on a beach in Tijuana, less than a mile south of the United States-Mexico border, officials said.

Warning signs were posted along the affected areas. It was unclear how long the beaches would remain closed.

Black man knocks 4-year-old white boy to ground, steals his gold chain in California

Authorities on Tuesday night were looking for a colored man who knocked a 4-year-old white boy to the ground in Lynwood, California and took off with the child's gold chain.

The boy was at a laundromat in the 11400 block of Atlantic Avenue when the man walked up, grabbed the chain and pushed the child to the ground, which caused the chain to rip free from the boy's neck, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said the boy was scratched on the bottom of his neck in the attack.

The suspect is described as African American, between 25 and 30, about 5 foot 10 to 6 foot and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds, the department said.

The man has black hair, a thin mustache, brown eyes and was wearing a short-sleeved shirt, a black hat and black pants, according to the department.

The man was spotted running south on Atlantic Avenue after the Aug. 20 incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 568-4800.

2 Negro suspects in murder of white volleyball player Megan Boken face more charges - they kidnapped and robbed a different white woman

It's just a coincidence that these two piece of shit colored boys selected white women to rob... and in Megan Boken case to kill. BULLSHIT! They purposely selected WHITES to commit their crimes against...BUT NOT A WORD OF THIS FROM ANY NEWS SOURCE but here!

The two teenage cousins charged with the killing of a volleyball star from Wheaton are also accused of robbing and kidnapping a woman a week earlier, police say.

Keith Esters and Johnathan Perkins, both 18, were charged Tuesday with first-degree robbery, felonious restraint and two counts of armed criminal action.

St. Louis police say the two forced their way into the car of a woman who had been eating a sandwich outside Whole Foods at Brentwood Square. They demanded money and the woman's cell phone, police said. When she said she had no money, they forced her to drive to an ATM and withdraw cash, police said.

They returned with her to the parking lot, then ran off with her phone, money and wallet.


What's a few more murders when the August murder totals are already skyhigh! Couple found murdered after apartment fire

A man and woman were found dead, stabbed to death in a small West Rogers Park apartment after a small fire was extinguished there Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

A male and a female were found dead in the 6400 block of North Sacramento Avenue after police were called to the scene at 4:18 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.

Police, citing preliminary information, said firefighters found the man and woman in the third-floor apartment after the fire, and the two appeared to have been stabbed to death. Both victims were also wrapped in blankets, according to a police source.

The Fire Department was called to a courtyard apartment building for a small fire about 4 p.m. and the fire was extinguished within a few minutes, said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

Two people were found dead in the apartment, and fire officials turned over the scene to police as a crime scene, Langford said.

The Cook County medical examiner's office had been notified of the deaths, but did not immediately release the victims' identities.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Emanuel wants more medical exams for firefighters, paramedics on disability

Chicago firefighters and paramedics on disability leave would have to submit to more frequent medical check-ups to determine if they could go back to work under new rules proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday.

Emanuel’s action comes two weeks after City Hall proposed a similar crackdown on police officers — all in reaction to a Chicago Sun-Times investigation. The investigation found that 347 cops and 390 fire personnel are collecting more than $45 million a year in disability pay from cash-strapped city pension funds, plus millions of dollars more in taxpayer-provided health insurance.

The Sun-Times found several police officers collecting disability checks while working other jobs, including a lawyer whom city police pension officials have since asked the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to investigate for fraud.

Thirty-five percent of the firefighters and paramedics on disability are paid more than $60,000 a year, tax-free. They include Battalion Chief Patrick Kehoe, who gets $91,113 a year and was on disability leave when he filmed a commercial for Emanuel’s mayoral campaign.

Emanuel faces more of a challenge in trying to bring disabled firefighters back to work than he does with disabled cops. The police department has limited-duty desk jobs available for injured officers, but the fire department has no similar program.

Emanuel’s proposed reforms include:

◆ Firefighters, paramedics and police officers on disability would have to report their annual incomes, thereby revealing their income from other jobs. City officials say some disabled fire personnel and cops might be able to return to work if they’re already healthy enough to hold other jobs.

◆Fire personnel and police officers couldn’t apply for disability leave until they’re examined by their departments’ medical staff to determine if the injured workers are capable of doing other jobs within their departments.

◆More frequent medical check-ups for firefighters on disability who are currently examined only every two years. Unless they’re permanently disabled, all firefighters on disability leave for fewer than five years would be examined every six months. Everyone else would be examined yearly.


Chicago Police-involved shooting on city's South Side

Authorites were on the scene of a police-involved shooting late Tuesday night in the city's Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

Dozens of police officers cordoned off the 7800 block of South Marshfield Avenue at about 10 p.m., according to witnesses.

It was unclear if anyone was wounded at the scene.

Representatives with the Independent Police Review Authority and the Fraternal Order of Police were en route to the scene, but had no immediate details.

Chicago Firefighter Jason Mayoski (Age 37) Obit & FOP 7 Chicago Updates

CFFU Local & FOP Lodge 7 FRIENDS
Brothers and Sisters:

Following our Brother and Friend Jason Mayoski's interment on Wednesday, August 29th, we would like to invite anyone interested to join us at Bourbon Street located at 3359 West 115th Street, Merrionette Park, IL from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. for food and beverages.

Rather than put an undue financial burden on Jason's Family, we would suggest a $35.00 donation towards the three hour open bar. Jason left behind his loving wife Jennifer (CPD) and adorable children Nick - 3yrs, Jason - 2yrs and Brooke - 1 yr.

All left over monies will be given to Jason's children's fund. In the future, we hope to host a benefit with our CFD and CPD Brothers and Sisters for the Mayoski Children. Thank you from the friends of Jason and Jen Mayoski.

Chicago Firefighter Jason Mayoski (Age 37)
37, suddenly. Loving husband of Jennifer, CPD (nee Chapin); Awesome Daddy of Nicholas, Jason and Brooke; Loving son of Brian and Elizabeth (nee Vinluan); Dearest brother of Dawn, Nicole, CPD and Ashley Mayoski; Dear son-in-law of Richard, Ret. CFD and Pamela Chapin. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Funeral Wednesday 9:00 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn to Queen of Martyrs Church. Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. Member of Firefighters Union Local 2. In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Mayoski Children's Education Fund will be appreciated. Info 708-636-1193 or


Police Officer Needs Assistance

On 26 Aug 12, P.O. Javier Alonso #18523, suffered a traggic lost of his home in a fire. All of P.O.'s Alonso's belongings were destroyed in the fire. P.O. Alonso and his family were graciously spared and made it safely out the house. At this time I am requesting any assistance that F.O.P. may be able to give to P.O. Alonso and his family of three (3); P.O. Alonso, his wife, and 9 year old daughter.

P.O. Alonso's family needs clothing, shoes and personal items.

His wife size is: shirt - medium adult, pants - medium, shoes - 8 His daughter size is: shirt - 10/12, pants - 10, shoes - 2 1/2.

P.O. Alonso's daughter is currently attending school (and wears uniforms), and his wife is a nurse (and wears scrubbs).

Any donations of clothing or monies can be sent to the Lodge. They will be forwarded to P.O. Alonso.
Early this morning one of our school families from St. Symphorosa had a fire in their home. Just about everything was lost. Dad is a CPD officer, their daughter is in the 4th grade. While they were not hurt, they did lose their dog. :( We would like to come together as a community and help them in any which way. If any CPD officers have police pants, shirts, etc or mens clothing, he wears Large, and then 36x28, Mom wears a Large and Size 10 and their daughter wears a little girls size 10...This Wednesday at 6pm, donations will be accepted from the community, and then delivered to the family. IF you can help by bringing your van to fill up , or loading, or any other way, it is greatly appreciated. Together, lets pray also for this family, this is truly devastating! Hope to see lots on Wednesday in the parking lot across from our church (62nd and Austin)

The top of this posting is exactly what the Chicago Tribune Published - Below the news story is the information the newspaper left out (On Purpose)

Dad chases down man who grabbed daughter, Myla Davis-Green AGE 2
By Rose Sobol and Jennifer Delgado
Tribune reporters
PHOTO: Amanda Green, left, holds her newborn son Finley Carlin Davis-Green as her daughter Myla Davis-Green, 2, approaches Myla's father, Kelly Davis, and Green's older daughter, Dorseya Parker Green, 4, right, near the family's Zion home. Davis foiled an attempted abduction of Myla in Daley Plaza, downtown Chicago, over the weekend. (Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune / August 28, 2012)

Kelly Davis wonders what would have happened had he been looking the other way for just a few moments.

He was standing in Daley Plaza, watching his 2-year-old and 4-year-old daughters slide down the Picasso sculpture, when he saw a man rushing toward Myla, the youngest girl, Saturday evening.

The man grabbed the girl's arm, muttering "This is my daughter, Goldilocks," but Davis said he wrestled him away and then chased him through alleys and building lobbies before finally flagging down police.

"I have no doubt that if I had my back turned, he would have grabbed her and she would have been gone in the city and I would have never seen her again," said Davis, 31, who lives in Zion and drives a school bus.

James Gates, 55, was charged with attempted kidnapping and battery, and is being held on $150,000 bail. Police say he has a record that includes armed robbery and drug possession.

Davis said the episode not only has been a hard reminder for him, but a harsh lesson for his daughters that "not everybody is friendly or nice and that there are bad people. . . It was just a horrible experience."

The family had been downtown for one of their "nighttime adventures," Davis said.

"We thought it would be a nice family outing to see the city at night and the girls could see the big skyscrapers and the lights," Davis said. "My daughters wanted to go on the slide in the Picasso statue in the plaza, they like to play on it like it’s a slide."

Davis said he was watching the girls play with other children around 9:30 p.m. when he saw a man approaching. “He was so fixated. . .He was walking past us and pretty much making a bee line for us. He’s not making any eye contact with me and his attention seemed to be toward my kids.

"I turned over my left shoulder to see if he was still coming and he’s stepping on the slide," Davis said.

Davis said he got between the man and the girl, but the man reached over and grabbed Myla by the arm while swinging a punch at Davis. "In my head I was thinking this is so surreal and the adrenaline's running and he wanted to fight me.

"This guy was persistent. He said that this is his daughter and called her Goldilocks and I need to get out of his way…like I don’t even exist," Davis said. "I said, 'Listen buddy, I don’t know what you're on but you need to get away from my family.' "

As he struggled with the man, Green grabbed the girls away. "I used myself as a barricade and I told him if he takes another step toward me or my kids, I will beat the ever living (expletive) out of him," Davis said.

The man finally stepped down and began walking away, but Davis said he followed him. "We went through a maze of buildings and streets, he’s looping around. . .Sometimes he’s running, sometimes he’s walking, and I was trying not to lose him," Davis said.

The chase even went through the Chase Bank building. "At the desk, I told them my name and a his description." Around LaSalle and Washington streets, Davis said he spotted police officers and alerted them and the man was arrested.

Green said she was frantic after Davis ran off. "I was standing there, there are no cops coming, I have two very upset children and my boyfriend just took off with some crazy man and I’m standing by myself in the middle of Chicago."

Davis said the girls were still "scared and crying" when they got back home Saturday night. And Myla still has problems sleeping.

"If a man comes too close, she keeps saying, 'Bad man, bad man,' " Green said. "You can tell it’s greatly affected her."

She and her older sister share a bedroom. “Last night, my little one was having trouble sleeping and she kept coming up crying. My older daughter took her to bed, and she knew exactly why she was crying," Green said. "She said, 'I'll protect you.' And they both fell asleep curled up next to each other."


As legendary radio host Paul Harvey use to say... Now here is the rest of the story...
Here is the offender, James P. Gates. He has been arrested close to a 100 times and has many convictions under his belt. WHY IS THIS ASSHOLE ON THE STREETS AND ABLE TO GRAB A LITTLE WHITE GIRL IN FRONT OF CHICAGO'S DALEY CENTER?

And quite funny that the Chicago Tribune who was given this offender's mugshot refused to post it with the news story.... or mention that the offender was BLACK. Had some white guy tried to kidnap a little black girl you can bet your paycheck the white offender's photo would have been on the front page of both the Sun Times and Tribune.....

And as stated in the police reports the offender shoutED with glee "This is my Goldilocks" as he tried to pull her away....

The offender when confronted by the parents fought them and punched the mother in the face several times while physically pulling the little girl towards him.


2 in custody after shots fired by Chicago police officers on Chicago's West Side

Two people have been arrested after at least one Chicago police officer fired on an armed person on the West Side this afternoon, police said.

The incident near Chicago and Keeler Avenues about 4:30 p.m. resulted in no injuries, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said, citing preliminary information.

Two people were taken into custody after the shots were fired, Zala said. It was not immediately clear whether police exchanged gunfire with the armed person or persons. Two weapons were found, police said.


Rahm Emanuel wants tougher policing in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing area

South Side Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood suffered spasm of violence over weekend - Some recommend dropping Napalm on most of the area...
After another violent weekend with a concentration of shootings in a single South Side neighborhood, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday said he wants to bring a police crackdown to Greater Grand Crossing.

Nine people were killed and 32 wounded last weekend in Chicago. A third of the homicides and roughly 40 percent of the shootings were in that one neighborhood.

"We now have to deal with what's happening in Grand Crossing over the weekend," Emanuel said at an unrelated news conference.


Bigfoot hoax turns deadly: Montana man dressed as sasquatch to provoke sightings struck and killed by car

State Trooper: ‘You can’t make this up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before.’

A man who was apparently trying to provoke reports of a Bigfoot sighting in northwestern Montana was struck by two cars and killed.

The Montana Highway Patrol says the man was wearing a military style "Ghillie suit" and was standing in the right-hand lane of U.S. Highway 93 south of Kalispell when he was hit by the first car Sunday night. A second car hit him as he lay in the roadway.

Flathead County officials identified the man as 44-year-old Randy Lee Tenley of Kalispell.

Trooper Jim Schneider tells the Daily Inter Lake that Tenley's motives were ascertained during interviews with friends.

The patrol says Tenley was struck by vehicles driven by two girls, ages 15 and 17, who were unable to stop in time.

"He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting," Trooper Jim Schneider told the Daily Inter "You can't make it up. I haven't seen or heard anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him."

Ghillie suits are typically used by members of the military. They're often advertised on the Internet as having a Bigfoot-like appearance.

"Alcohol may have been a factor," Schneider told Daily Inter "Impairment is up in the air."

Garry McCarthy says we are only treading water in fighting black violence? Rahm Emanuel says no, no, no... McCarthy "Misspoke"

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he spoke with Supt. Garry McCarthy about his comment that police are “only treading water.” "That’s not" what he meant. "What he was talking about is a particular area at a particular point and not the whole city" - After speaking to Garry McCarthy I duct taped his mouth shut to avoid future mis-speakings!

Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried Monday to skin back ­— ­or at least clarify — Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s claim that Chicago Police are “treading water” in the fight against violence after another weekend bloodbath on Chicago streets.

“I talked to Garry about that. That’s not [what he meant]. What he was talking about is a particular area at a particular point. Overall . . . crime is down 9-to-10 percent. That doesn’t just come your way. You have to go work for it,” the mayor said.

“Where we have tried new tactics — like in Englewood where you see a 25 percent drop in homicides — how do we take that to other places? In the [Grand Crossing] district, we saw we had a problem, put [in] new leadership [and] we’ve seen a dramatic change in just the last three weeks . . . We have to now deal with what’s happened in Grand Crossing over the weekend — and we will do that.”

Nine people were killed and 28 others were wounded in shootings since Friday.

It was yet another indication that a July that was one of Chicago’s least deadly in decades has given way to a bloody August that undermines McCarthy’s claims that his anti-violence strategy of disbanding specialized units in favor of putting more officers on beat patrol in neighborhood districts is taking hold.

On Monday, Emanuel noted that most of the weekend violence was concentrated in the city’s Gresham police district, where there has been a “spike in gang-on-gang violence.”

Monday, August 27, 2012


There are so NUTS out there! Military Terror Plot: Murder Case Uncovers Terror Plot By 'Militia' Within U.S. Military

LUDOWICI, Ga. -- Prosecutors say a murder case against four soldiers in Georgia has revealed they formed an anarchist militia within the U.S. military with plans to overthrow the federal government.

One of the accused troops, Pfc. Michael Burnett, pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter and gang charges in the December slayings of former soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Tiffany York.

Burnett told a Long County judge that Roark, who had just left the Army, knew of the militia group's plans and was killed because he was "a loose end."

Prosecutor Isabel Pauley says the group bought $87,000 worth of guns and bomb-making materials and plotted to take over Fort Stewart, bomb targets in nearby Savannah and Washington state, as well as assassinate the president.

Detective Shavedlongcock's Funny of the Day!

I was in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and I saw a bumper sticker on
a parked car that read “I miss Chicago.”

So I broke the window, stole the radio and left a note on a used Harold's Chicken Shack bag that read,
“I hope this helps...”

Illegal Beaner charged with raping 8 year old in Clare Michigan

A 32 year-old illegal beaner living in Clare County, Michigan, Victorino Bahena-Garcia was arrested August 16 on multiple counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct.

According to the Clare County Sheriff’s Department, the charges stem form a complaint filed August 15 that Garcia had assaulted an eight-year-old numerous times.

Garcia was arraigned in 80th District Court August 17 on three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the first degree and one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the second degree.

Garcia’s bond was set at $500,000 cash. He remains lodged at the Clare County Jail.

Investigators on the case discovered that Garcia is also an illegal immigrant from Mexico. They contacted Homeland Security, who will take action after the Clare County case is complete

Colored man with weapons, guns and cocaine tells cops he an off duty Cook County Sheriff.... actually he is just a convicted felon...

Police confiscated a trove of weapons including nunchucks, brass knuckles, a butterfly knife and a stun gun from a man who claimed falsely to be a Cook County sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired at Madison Street and Leclaire Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood early Saturday morning encountered Alan Estrada, 49, wearing body armor and a duty belt that held a loaded handgun, according to a police report. He told police was an off-duty deputy working security at a club nearby, but officers determined he had a prior felony conviction and did not work for the county, police said. Officers found a small amount of crack cocaine in his wallet, according to the report.

Estrada, of the 100 block of West 111th Place, was charged with various offenses, including unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, impersonating an officer and cocaine possession. On Sunday, Cook County Judge James Brown ordered him held on $75,000 bond.

When police confronted Estrada about his claim of being an officer, he said he worked for a private security company and was about to get hired by Cook County, according to the police report. He was carrying another man’s Firearm Owners Identification Card, police said.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chicago gang members buy guns at local gun shops... That's like saying DUI drivers who kill people bought alcohol locally - SO FRICKEN STUPID!

Chicago Sun Times Bullshit Special Report:
What a joke! Hold the legally licensed gun shops responsible instead of the BLACK GANG MEMBERS DOING THE SHOOTINGS AND KILLINGS! Liberals trying to close the gun shops! That's all it is! Funny the Chicago newspapers will publish - "Of those guns, 268 were bought at Chuck’s — nearly one in five." BUT WILL NOT PUBLISH "Nearly 90+% of these offenders are BLACK!" - How about this, instead of closing the guns stores we just ban these stores from selling guns to colored folks!
You might think the Deep South is the biggest source of the firearms in the hands of Chicago’s criminals.

Maybe you heard about the less-restrictive gun laws in the South or the high-profile cases the feds have brought against gun traffickers moving weapons from Mississippi and other states to Chicago — the Dixie pipeline.

But the truth is most guns recovered in crimes here were originally bought in Illinois.

More specifically, in Cook County.

And the No. 1 supplier of those weapons is just a short drive from Chicago, Chuck’s Gun Store in south suburban Riverdale.

From 2008 to March 2012, the police successfully traced the ownership of 1,375 guns recovered in crimes in Chicago within a year of their purchase.

Of those guns, 268 were bought at Chuck’s — nearly one in five.


A drop in the negro bucket.... Chicago police arrest 300, nab 100 weapons in 3-day drug crackdown

Chicago police arrested more than 300 people and confiscated over 100 guns when they busted street gang drug sales operations in 10 police districts across the city over the weekend, officials said.

But the police sweeps did not stop the bad guys from posting some big numbers too: Seven killed and 37 shot from Thursday through Sunday.

The sweeps targeted districts that had the biggest jumps in shootings and were part of a overall strategy to reduce violence, officials said. Most of those arrested were convicted felons and 99 percent were gang members, they added.

“We’re talking about narcotics, convicted felons and firearms, that’s the heart of the problem we face,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in a news conference Sunday. “So, this has a direct impact on what we’re doing to try and prevent gang violence.”

The superintendent conceded the operation had “mixed results as far as stopping shootings and murders,” this weekend.

“Some places did better than others,” he said.

But he added that the main purpose of the sweeps was to get drugs and guns off the streets — leading to future reductions in violence.

Of those arrested, most are convicted felons and 99 percent were gang members.

“We’re talking about narcotics, convicted felons and firearms, that’s the heart of the problem we face,” McCarthy said. “So, this has a direct impact on what we’re doing to try and prevent gang violence.”

Much of the weekend violence was in the 6th district — covering Auburn-Gresham and Chatham — where there were three murders and 11 shootings.


A drop in the negro bucket.... Chicago police arrest 300, nab 100 weapons in 3-day drug crackdown

Chicago police arrested more than 300 people and confiscated over 100 guns when they busted street gang drug sales operations in 10 police districts across the city over the weekend, officials said.

But the police sweeps did not stop the bad guys from posting some big numbers too: Seven killed and 37 shot from Thursday through Sunday.

The sweeps targeted districts that had the biggest jumps in shootings and were part of a overall strategy to reduce violence, officials said. Most of those arrested were convicted felons and 99 percent were gang members, they added.

“We’re talking about narcotics, convicted felons and firearms, that’s the heart of the problem we face,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said in a news conference Sunday. “So, this has a direct impact on what we’re doing to try and prevent gang violence.”

The superintendent conceded the operation had “mixed results as far as stopping shootings and murders,” this weekend.

“Some places did better than others,” he said.

But he added that the main purpose of the sweeps was to get drugs and guns off the streets — leading to future reductions in violence.

Of those arrested, most are convicted felons and 99 percent were gang members.

“We’re talking about narcotics, convicted felons and firearms, that’s the heart of the problem we face,” McCarthy said. “So, this has a direct impact on what we’re doing to try and prevent gang violence.”

Much of the weekend violence was in the 6th district — covering Auburn-Gresham and Chatham — where there were three murders and 11 shootings.


Crime-ridden Camden, New Jersey - often referred to as the most dangerous city in the United States—is getting rid of its police department.

Crime-ridden Camden, New Jersey - often referred to as the most dangerous city in the United States—is getting rid of its police department.

In the latest example of a cash-strapped municipality taking drastic measures to deal with swollen public sector liabilities and shrinking budgets, the city plans to disband its 460-member police department and replace it with a non-union “Metro Division” of the Camden County Police. Backers of the plan say it will save millions of dollars for taxpayers while ensuring public safety, but police unions say it is simply a way to get out of collective bargaining with the men and women in blue.

“This is definitely a form of union-busting," Camden Fraternal Order of Police President John Williamson told “This method is unproven and untested, to put your faith in an agency that doesn’t even [yet] exist.”

Camden County Mayor Dana Redd has said layoffs of the city’s police force will begin by the end of the month. Only 49 percent of current city police officers will be transferred to the new county division, whose members will begin a four- to five-month training program.

“There is a crisis, but this is not the solution. It’s a disaster waiting to happen.”
“The officers who are getting laid off are going to have to be the ones who train their replacements,” Williamson said.

The department has been under the control of the state since 2005, when a power struggle between then-Mayor Gwendolyn Faison and the department prompted Faison to ask the state to take over. That arrangement is set to expire and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has thrown his support behind the transition to county control, which he indicated will help keep costs down.

“A county police force that has a reasonable contract, and that’s going to provide a huge increase in the number of police officers on the streets here in Camden, is a win for everybody,” Christie said at a recent event at Rutgers-Camden University, where he signed a reform bill for higher education. “I’m willing to put my name on the line for this concept.”

But Williamson told his organization understands the budgetary constraints the city faces and said the FOP has made concessions such as dropping a shift pay differential.

“We tried to give them what they wanted, but they asked that we drop all and any lawsuits that officers have against the city," he said, noting he personally has a suit pending against the city's police chief.

Repeated requests for comment to Redd’s office were not returned.

Earlier this week, a meeting was held with officials from neighboring border towns for a progress update and how the plan would affect their communities. A minor fracas broke out when Chief Joseph Eisenhardt of the Barrington Police Department—a town that does not border Camden—was denied access to the meeting, causing police chiefs from eight other municipalities to walk out. While some suspect he and the other chiefs were there to show solidarity with the Camden city police, Eisenhardt said the county's other municipalities fear that Camden will soak up all of the county police department's resources.

“The county’s resources would be sent to problem areas like [the city of] Camden, taking away from the patrolling of other towns in the county,” Eisenhardt said. “There is a crisis, but this is not the solution.

“It’s a disaster waiting to happen.”

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Paul Huebl at Crime File News - Drew Peterson and the Prosecutor’s Case

E-MAIL: Question has been raised about retired Chicago firefighters medical coverage and if true will this also be done to retired Chicago cops?

Shaved , I had dinner tonight with my father, a retired P.O., 69 years old. He said a friend who is a retired firefighter recently recceived a letter from the city stating that his supplemental Blue Cross/Blue shield health care coverage (Part B, I think?) is being terminated at the end of June 2013. The letter goes on to explain that receipients of the letter need to make their own arrangements for coverage after this point.
Keeping in mind the court case of a few years ago that stated that the city doesn't have to provide health care after June 2013, does anyone have any idea what this portends for actrive, as well as retired Police Officers, in the future? Perhaps the city will attempt to use this for major contract concessions in the upcoming contract negotiations?
After all, the Board of Ed is refusing step raises to teachers, in violation of their current contract, saying that the provision simply doesnt apply when there is no contract, despite the contract clause that states ALL provisions of the current contract remain in effect until a new contract is negotiated.
This is truly a scary thought. Think about how much health care would cost for your family if you had to pay everything out of pocket. Is the city setting the stage to get out of health coverage altogether?
Anyone on the inside, or with legal expertise, that can weigh in?

CHICAGO TODAY - Topless Protest Planned For North Avenue Beach Sunday

CHICAGO (CBS) — Demonstrators will gather at North Avenue Beach Sunday to protest against laws that forbid women from going topless.

The organization GoTopless plans to protest from noon to 5 p.m. at the North Avenue Beach. They will gather on the overpass over Lake Shore Drive north of Castaways Bar and Grill.

The protest event, which is now in its fifth year, proclaims that women have a constitutional right to go topless in public. It encourages equal opportunity by urging women to bare their breasts, and for bare-chested men to cover up with bikinis or bras.

Organizers complain that men and women are subjected to a double standard.


FIRST PICTURE OF SNOOKI'S BABY - Snooki gives birth to baby boy, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle

TRENTON, N.J. - "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi early Sunday gave birth to her first child, a boy.

The reality TV star and her fiance, Jionni LaValle, welcomed 6-pound, 5-ounce Lorenzo Dominic LaValle into the world at just before 3 a.m. Sunday at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., MTV said.

"The world just got another Guido!!!," a Polizzi rep told MTV. "Nicole, Jionni & Enzo are doing great!"

MTV congratulated Polizzi and her fiance and looked toward the newborn's possible appearance on "Jersey Shore."

"We couldn't be happier for Nicole and Jionni on the healthy delivery of their baby boy!," MTV said in a statement. "We look forward to Lorenzo's first trip to the Jersey Shore and can't wait to see his first animal print onesie."

MTV has said it's bringing "Jersey Shore" back for a sixth season, with the 24-year-old Snooki as part of the action, but has declined to offer specifics on how big a part Snooki will play in the show about hard-partying Italian-American friends.

Chicago Police: Cops: More than 20 Negro boys arrested in Gold Coast disturbances - WILDINGS ON WHITE VICTIMS

More than 20 young colored people were arrested after causing disturbances on the Magnificent Mile Saturday afternoon, Chicago police said this morning.

No injuries were reported though scores of police officers criss-crossed the city's Gold Coast, responding to numerous calls regarding rowdy black teens pushing aside white pedestrians and darting into traffic along North Michigan Avenue near Chicago Avenue, according to witnesses and police.

In the end, officers nearly two-dozen of these welfare colored boys were taken into custody, charging them as juveniles with reckless conduct and immediately released to cause more mayhem on white people, said Officer Ronald Gaines, a police spokesman.

CHICAGO: 7 Dead, 24 Wounded in Weekend Shootings with one day yet to go....

The city saw another bloody weekend as seven people — including a teenager — were killed and 24 others were wounded in separate shootings since Friday evening.

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Saturday defended the department’s anti-violence strategy, which he believes is taking root.

"We're not winning, we're not losing. We’re basically treading water," McCarthy said. He said that in the month of August, "we had some trouble because some of these retaliatory shootings are happening quicker than we can stop them."

The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.

Rashad Pratt, 28, was found at 2:58 a.m. with multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle near the intersection of East 91st Street and South East End Avenue, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Pratt, of the 9000 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, was dead at the scene, authorities said. No one is in custody in connection with the slaying as of early Sunday.

About 1:20 p.m., Christopher Spraggins, 20, and Aaron Gaithan, 18, were fatally shot in the 7900 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, authorities said.

Spraggins, of the 300 block of East 76th Street, was dead on the scene in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, according to authorities.

Gaithan was shot in the leg and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead at 2:14 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. His home address was not known.

The same attack left a 17-year-old girl a gunshot wound to the back, authorities said, and paramedics took her to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

About 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Stephin Wilkins, 23, was sitting in a vehicle with his girlfriend in the 4900 block of South Drexel Boulevard when two people walked up with a handgun and tried robbing him, police said.


Chicago Police is trying right now what Milwaukee Police just got caught doing - Crimes underreported by police include robbery, rape

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation found more than 500 serious assault cases that were misreported by Milwaukee police as lesser crimes that weren't counted in the city's violent crime rate.

Milwaukee police have acknowledged misreporting thousands of aggravated assaults as minor crimes - but a Journal Sentinel review found that other serious crimes have gone missing from the city's violent crime rate.

An analysis of the department's audit database, obtained last month through an open records request, found that reporting problems extend to robberies and sexual assaults. The newspaper's review also found that hundreds of the underreported assaults involved shootings, including one in which the victim was shot in the neck and partially paralyzed.

Some of the incidents in the department's database include dates that indicate they had been flagged as misreported before Chief Edward Flynn addressed a Common Council committee June 21 on the audit's findings. But it's impossible to know exactly how many were known at the time - the audit database is incomplete, and police have not provided enough detail to pinpoint each incident.

In the 90-minute presentation to aldermen on the council's Public Safety Committee, Flynn and other officials spoke in broad terms about only one category - aggravated assaults - where misreporting had already been documented by a Journal Sentinel investigation. After the presentation, the committee set aside a request by a group of aldermen for an independent audit by the city comptroller's office.

"I think they have an obligation to be up front, as damaging as the facts may be," said Ald. Bob Donovan who supports a comptroller's audit. "We have a right to hear precisely what's going on. If we aren't given the unvarnished truth, it makes it rather difficult to do what's right for our community."

The internal police audit was prompted by a Journal Sentinel investigation in May that found more than 500 cases of aggravated assault were underreported as lesser crimes from 2009 to early this year. Another 800 incidents followed the same pattern but couldn't be confirmed with available data.

The department's review revealed the problem was even deeper, identifying more than 5,300 aggravated assaults that were underreported from 2006 through last year. The department's audit, which is ongoing, indicated a 20% error rate for the serious assault category, which is 10 times higher than the national standard.

Flynn made a point in his presentation to highlight that the internal audit also determined that about 1,200 minor offenses were overreported during the same period. But a review of the audit database shows some of those cases were not reported as serious crimes to begin with and would not have been included in the crime rate anyway. Rather, they were in one minor category but should have been in another.

Even with those overcounting errors factored in, violent crime was 10% higher overall in the four full years since Flynn took over the department when compared with data previously reported for those years, the department's own audit shows.

Over time, the department's internal audit found that violent crime has still fallen 25% under Flynn's watch because a high error rate also existed in the assault reports filed before he became chief.

The department through mid-July had found an additional 200 serious assaults this year that were misreported as minor offenses. That brings the total since 2006 to more than 5,500 misreported assaults, according to the newspaper's review.

Police officials declined to comment on the Journal Sentinel's findings. In past statements, Flynn stressed the errors were due to lack of training and computer error and not due to manipulation of data to lower crime rates. The mayor's office issued a brief statement of support for actions already taken by the department, including retraining of officers.

The Journal Sentinel review of the police audit database, compared against reports the department filed with the state and FBI, found undisclosed problems in these areas:

Shootings: In more than 240 aggravated-assault cases found to be misclassified since 2006, assailants used firearms to shoot at their victims. Some escaped injury, while others were wounded in the face, chest, groin or legs. Just over 60 of those cases occurred since Flynn took over the department in 2008.

An example: In February 2009, police arrested a 21-year-old Milwaukee man for using a handgun to shoot a male victim in both legs. The victim survived after undergoing surgery at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, according to court documents.

Police arrested the suspected assailant for first-degree reckless endangerment, but that shooting was initially recorded as "all other offenses," the most minor FBI crime category and one that is not included in the city's reported crime rate. In fact, almost all of the miscoded shootings were originally reported as "all other offenses."

Nonfatal shootings should always be classified as aggravated assaults, according to FBI guidelines.

The incident involving the Milwaukee man has since been correctly reclassified as an aggravated assault, the department's database shows.

FBI officials have said corrections to its uniform crime report, used to compare cities and identify trends, can be made only within two years after an incident occurs.

Sexual assaults: Police have identified three cases of sexual assault that were misclassified as lesser offenses and have corrected those incidents.

An example: Darnell D. Scott became upset with a woman last March for "talking smart" at their home on Milwaukee's north side. According to court documents, Scott, 29, told her: "I need to teach you a lesson."

He removed the woman's shirt and bra, bound her wrists behind her back with duct tape and put three pieces of tape over her mouth. Scott then sexually assaulted her. Afterward, he left her on the bed with arms bound while he played Xbox video games, court records show.

He pleaded guilty last year to a felony charge of false imprisonment and was sentenced to three years of probation, including six months in the House of Correction with work-release privileges.

The crime should have been reported as a "forcible rape," according to FBI guidelines.

Instead, Milwaukee police misreported the case as simple assault, and it wasn't included with the city's rape numbers.

Robberies: Police found and corrected more than 20 robberies that were misreported as minor assaults and thefts, the database shows.

An example: A robber tried to steal merchandise from a Shell gas station in July 2008. When the store clerk attempted to stop the robber, he beat the clerk in the head and escaped, according to a brief description in the database.

It, too, was initially listed as simple assault.

After Flynn spoke to the Common Council committee in June, aldermen said they would wait before asking the comptroller's office to do an independent review. A majority said they wanted to first see the results of an FBI audit, which was done in May at the request of the department.

That audit, released this month, consisted of a random sample of 60 police reports and is too limited to draw conclusions from, criminal justice experts said.

The city's Fire and Police Commission is planning to spend $25,000 to hire PRI Management Group to conduct an outside review of the department's internal audit, its record management system and its business practices. The Journal Sentinel reported last week that the firm has repeatedly praised Flynn and the department publicly since May.

PRI Management Group, founded in 2008 by Edward Claughton, a police lieutenant in Coral Gables, Fla., has supported the department in blogs and Twitter posts and has also been critical of the newspaper's coverage of the issue.

Mike Tobin, Fire and Police Commission executive director, has declined to answer questions about how PRI Management Group was selected to conduct the review.

Mayor Tom Barrett's office noted that Flynn had ordered nearly 70 members of the force to attend two days of basic training on FBI crime-reporting standards.

The training program, Flynn's request for the FBI audit and the PRI Management review all show the city is taking the issue seriously, said Jodie Tabak, spokeswoman for the mayor.

"These proactive steps are essential to successfully addressing the data-entry and crime-coding issues," Tabak said in an email.

Changed codes

In June, the Journal Senti nel found that record clerks routinely changed dangerous-weapon codes to generic ones, which allowed for the underreporting of violent crime. When the department's computer system detects certain errors, it flags them and does not allow the report to be forwarded to the state and FBI until the problem is addressed. So, for example, when a crime is labeled a "simple assault," but the officer reported that a knife was used, the system flags the inconsistency - because any crime including a weapon is considered serious.

Instead of correctly changing the crime code, clerks changed the weapon code to a generic description like "personal" or "other."

A review of the audit database shows that in more than 1,300 of the misreported aggravated assaults, suspects used guns, knives and clubs to threaten or severely injure victims, but they were coded as minor assaults with generic weapon codes.

The database also shows police have since fixed those weapon codes to accurately reflect the weapons used and reclassified them correctly as aggravated assaults.

Overreporting incidents

The Journal Sentinel's original investigation found no cases where simple assaults had been overreported as aggravated assaults.

But at the June presentation, Flynn and Deputy Inspector William Jessup emphasized to council members that crime misclassifications go both ways - that police also make mistakes where they overreport minor crimes as more serious ones.

The Journal Sentinel's review of the internal audit report found that about half of those overreported crimes were misclassified as aggravated assaults, the category Flynn focused on before the council committee. The other half included serious crimes, but also misclassified minor FBI offenses like weapons violations and drug crimes, police told the Journal Sentinel.

The FBI does not count lower-level offenses like those in a city's official crime rate.

Tobin declined to comment on the Journal Sentinel's latest findings. He pointed to the upcoming PRI Management Group review, saying, "I will rely on what their evaluation shows."

Claughton and his company have expressed strong support for Flynn and his explanations of the misreported crimes. For example, Flynn held a news conference June 13 in response to the Journal Sentinel story about police clerks improperly changing weapon codes.

On his blog the next day, Claughton posted a video of the Flynn news conference with the headline "Chief Flynn hits it out of the park."

Claughton told the Journal Sentinel his online comments will not affect his company's ability to conduct an objective audit.

PRI Management Group defended its past remarks last week in an open letter on its website, saying the comments are "in no way indicative of some predisposition on behalf of PRI Management Group regarding this matter."

Barrett chief of staff Patrick Curley said the mayor "has full confidence in the direction the Fire and Police Commission is taking."

"Just because someone levies criticism at the newspaper does not necessarily mean the individual is not objective," Curley said.

But some aldermen, including Donovan and Tony Zielinski, are skeptical of whether the PRI audit will be unbiased.

"It sounds like they are his cheerleaders," said Zielinski. "It doesn't sound like they are going to be objective."


Regular Joe by day, superhero by night - Masked Self Proclaimed Superheroes are fighting street crime

In Salt Lake City and other metro areas, self-styled crusaders patrol the streets in the guise of the crime fighters they cheered as kids. But in Chicago they would be shot dead...
SALT LAKE CITY — By his own admission, Dave Montgomery was a functioning drunk who hated himself. Not that many years ago he might guzzle 30 Rolling Rocks to mask the memory of a hit-and-run life that included two divorces and a precious daughter who died in childbirth.

After he quit boozing, his very existence bored him. Then one night in 2006 the suburban tattoo artist typed into a computer search the words he now says have made all the difference: "real-life superheroes."

Since then, he's joined a world of masked crusaders, morphing from flawed human to a fantastic creation straight out of his imagination. At least one night a month, he dons a black leather outfit that suggests pure urban menace, inserts blue contact lenses that give his eyes an eerie glow, and steps into industrial-goth boots that rise nearly to his knees.

And then comes the piece de resistance: a blood-red wraparound mask in the shape of a cross with no nose or mouth.

"It's like reapplying a very old skin you forgot you had, finding out all over again what you really look like," he says of his costume. "It just feels natural."

He calls himself Nihilist, a thing without rules, and he's the founder of the so-called Black Monday Society — a collection of two dozen characters with such names as Asylum, Fool King, Red Voltage and Iron Head who walk Salt Lake City streets looking for trouble — not making it, but trying to prevent it.

At 41, Montgomery is among the growing ranks of self-styled superheroes prowling the pavement in places like San Jose, Boston, Minneapolis, New York, Cleveland and Kansas City. They're teachers, artists, students and blue-collar Joes who transform themselves into crime fighters similar to the comic-book characters they cheered on as children.

On their irregular forays, the Black Monday Society forms up in groups of four or more to patrol troubled downtown neighborhoods like Drug Alley and Area 51. They stride with the assurance of rock stars.

For the most part, they have only themselves for company. They have yet to encounter a crime in progress, although they have broken up fights and helped drunks passed out on the sidewalk.

All the while, passersby gawk. Cars slow and people shout praise or hurl insults, most of which involve a similar theme: "I thought Halloween was in October." Montgomery waves it off with a gloved hand.

"There just aren't any role models out there anymore, so we created our own superheroes," he says. "Our message: Believe in yourself. Become your own hero."

The Black Monday Society, a name coined to express the hopelessness many feel on the first working day of the week, doesn't carry weapons. Members insist they're not vigilantes. When one potential recruit emailed that he was "an experienced swordsman" who "makes his own weapons," the group didn't respond.

But superheroes in other cities have armed themselves with mace, pepper spray and clubs, causing many to fear that the idealistic crusaders are soon going to hurt themselves — or someone else.

In May, a member of the Rain City Superhero Movement in Seattle allegedly pepper-sprayed protesters in the city's downtown, saying he was trying to stop an anarchist from throwing a bomb at the courthouse. Such violence has led many police departments to distance themselves from the masked crime fighters.

"We don't approve or condemn these characters," said Det. Joshua Ashdown, a spokesman for the Salt Lake City Police Department. He noted that unlike police volunteers, Montgomery and his group have no formal training.

On a recent night, Black Monday members parked their cars on a side street near the downtown library. They walked for two hours, always staying on the sidewalk, the leader pausing on street corners to randomly change direction.

Most passersby were curious, but some nights bring tension. After coming upon a bar fight, members walked bar patrons to their cars in an effort to instill calm. "Whether these guys wore costumes or not, they were out there helping," said Jeff Hacker, a local bar manager. "What do most people do at night? Go home and watch TV."

Despite the dangers, the superhero trend is spreading. "Just like the old Guardian Angels, they get organized and create their own manifesto," said Michael Barnett, director of the documentary "Superheroes" that ran on HBO. There are only two rules to being a real-life superhero: Put on a mask, and go out and do good. It's just that simple."

Stan Lee, the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics who collaborated on such characters as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four, has another explanation for the movement's popularity. "There's not much glamour in the average guy's life, but if you can put on a costume and give yourself a name and walk down the street, you're something special," he said. "Everybody wants to be a superhero."

Like Montgomery, the ranks of the Black Monday Society include people with troubled pasts — ex-gangbangers and street toughs. Like the comic-book superheroes of old, they've each got a dark side, a secret weakness.

Montgomery's tattoo parlor reflects a jumbled life of joy, attitude and heartbreak: comic book covers and horror masks hang next to a snapshot of Johnnie, who died at birth, and a set of photo-booth shots with his 6-year-old daughter, Frankie. Montgomery looks past the family photos to talk about his motivation for taking to the streets: "I want to tell people I meet, 'Hey, I'm not doing this to save you; I'm doing this to save myself.'"

Mike Gailey, a 32-year-old tattoo artist, says his alter-ego Asylum is his sanity. Gailey once provided muscle for drug dealers and worked as a strip club bouncer. "As Asylum, I tap into that gray area between who I used to be and who I am today," he said. "I'm a dude who used to own the streets but who now walks them in a different way."

Now he asks his wife for permission to go out at night with his Black Monday pals. A plaque at his tattoo station spells out his superhero mantra: "We grew up with giant monsters, comic books, punk, science fiction, skateboarding, robots and rebellion. No one made what we wanted. So we made it ourselves."

But the veterans are also finding that, like a comic book read over and over, the superhero story line can get old. Montgomery has handed over the reins of Black Monday to a younger crusader and now prefers to spend more time with Frankie and less on patrol.

"Do you know how hard it is to actually find a crime?" he said. "On the street, there are no real super villains. Life is just not that amazing."