Saturday, September 08, 2007

On the West Side, three men were taken to local hospitals about 11:15 p.m. Thursday with wounds from shotgun blasts at Adams Street and Springfield Avenue, said Harrison District Capt. John Kupczyk. The men, ages 23, 24 and another in his 30s, were on the street when they were fired on near an alley.

The 24-year-old was in critical condition with bullet wounds to his back, Kupczyk said. The others suffered leg wounds and were in good condition, he said.

"Five expended shell casings" from what appeared to be the same shotgun were found at the scene, Kupczyk said.

Also on the West Side, a 37-year-old man was shot multiple times and critically injured, police said.

At about 10:40 p.m., the man was walking in the 1500 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, near Mt. Sinai Hospital, when someone opened fire and fled. The victim was being treated at Mt. Sinai.

No one was in custody this morning in any of the incidents, police said.

The Tribune writer failed to mention that there weren't any near-riots nor outrage expressed any fat-mouth ministers.


Anonymous said...

Court Upholds $17M Verdict For Police Chase, Crash
Verdict Largest Connected To Police Chase In Chicago History

The Illinois Appellate Court on Friday upheld the largest police chase verdict ever against the Chicago Police Department.

The chase happened on the Eisenhower Expressway in May 2001. A Chicago police officer lost control of his squad car while pursuing a homicide suspect.

The police car then slammed into a car driven by 52-year-old Vernon Hudson, who is now paralyzed.

A jury awarded Hudson $17.6 million.

"The appellate court stated the city is not immune nor is it discharged from this reckless conduct in the manner it chased the suspect the night Vernon Hudson was injured," said Antonio Romanucci, Hudson's attorney.

Two years after the crash, the Chicago Police Department revamped its chase policy.

The media got it wrong again, the driver was a FEMALE not a male PO.

Anonymous said...

The media never mentions that Thanks to the tremendous advances in medical science what is now just an Aggravated Battery, would have been a Homicide twenty years ago.

Anonymous said...

Taken from the NYPD Rant,could just as well have been the CPD under Phil Cline's Reign.


I regret to inform the readership of this board of the confirmed death in the law enforcement community.

While tragic, the patient was ill for a very long time and the passing, while tragic, was not unexpected.

The victim is known my many aliases but shall be referred here as simply "The Ability To Make A Decision."

Many younger cops and supervisors may not have remembered our friend or even knew him. Certainly, even many higher ranking officers in the Captain ranks and above barely remember him. However, some older cops who know what it is like to walk a post and "own" that sidewalk for 8 hours might recall him.

There was a time when cops were cops, and could make decisions independent of supervisory direction or prodding. And those decisions were usually sound and correct. They were not afraid to place bracelets on a skell, or move a problem person along, or establish a sense of law and order on their assigned post because, as we recall in our military's general orders, they were able to "Take charge of their post...and all government property (and business) in view."

Then at some point- I'm not sure when exactly, but I think in the past 10 years or so- our friend Decision Making became ill. The cops ceased to be cops and left the thinking to the sergeants to do. And they did, for a while. They identified crime trends, evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of their subordinates until they too somehow lost that quality. The Decision Making found the trusted lieutenant. The Platoon Commander, after all, really ran the precinct. He would set the posts, the assignments and take charge of the precinct and all of those under him. But, the lieutenants, like the sergeants and cops came down with that disease as well, and it was left to the captain- the C.O., the Duty Captain, et. al. to take charge of the subordinate ranks. Now, with the captains becoming Yes Men- those with stars in their eyes and fearing failure and gasp, NEVER getting promoted- they defer to Chiefs and will always of course defer to the one man who truly runs the show on every level- our Grand Poobah of Policing, RWK. He has taken from each and every rank the ability to evaluate, make a decision and most importantly, defend those decisions in an intelligent and rational manner. We do not have any true leaders left- those who were are tired of the fight, and those who never were leaders run the show through scare tactics, bullying and intimidation. Intimidation below them, to the nasty rude cop on the street to the obnoxious supervisors on every level who are, in turn, subjected to equally nasty people above them.

So, I take a moment to pay final respects to Decision Making, who was known by some as Leadership, or Integrity or Courage. You will be missed in Ray Kelly's Police Department. Rest in peace, old friend.


Anonymous said...

Who cares? Where are are the Lieutenant's test results? Where is our union's outrage on this issue?

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