Tuesday, September 30, 2008


102 years since these two were in the post season at the same time.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


This from the FOP Grand Lodge website

Nominee has the “full support” of the nation’s largest police labor organization
“Senator John McCain is a proven leader with a clear record of support for the men and women who put their lives on the line–just as he did–to defend our communities and our nation,” Canterbury said. “I am proud to offer the Senator our endorsement today and I look forward to working with the McCain Administration over the next four years.”

Monday, September 15, 2008


My thoughts and prayers are with those innocent children.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004

On 22 July 2004, President George W. Bush signed H.R. 218, the "Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act," into law. The Act, now Public Law 108-277, went into effect immediately.
The bill exempts qualified active and retired law enforcement officers from local and State prohibitions on the carrying of concealed firearms.

This story from the Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah

Off-duty Chicago cop shoots 'random' attacker in Orem
An off-duty Chicago police officer shot a suspect who stabbed a man, apparently at random, outside an Orem restaurant, police say.
Both the stabbing victim and the suspect were in stable condition at separate hospitals as of late Saturday morning. They're names have not been disclosed.
About 8 a.m. Saturday, a Boise man and his girlfriend were leaving the International House of Pancakes at 850 W. 1250 South. In the parking lot, Orem police said, a 33-year-old man approached the couple and somehow startled them. The man apologized, then began attacking the Boise man with a pair of scissors, police said.
An off-duty police officer saw the attack and went to help. The officer drew his gun and ordered the suspect to drop the weapon, police said. But when the suspect made another move to stab the victim, police said, the officer fired.
The shot wounded the suspect but he tried to run away, Orem police said. The off-duty officer apprehended him. The stabbing victim suffered wounds to his head, neck and arm, police said.
Police said the suspect was a stranger to the couple and may suffer from psychological ailments.
The off-duty officer was in Utah to provide instruction, Orem police said.

Great job officer! A common sense law that saved a life.
Also watch the video from KSL TV News.

Friday, September 12, 2008


It appears that some in our ranks would rather give the benifit of doubt to a felon charged with a double murder than to our own detectives.
Looks like proud Fillmo Trooper was right after all. Looks like we have to get back to work and do the investigation correctly. Maybe its time for A4VC to step aside and let the Federal Bureau of Investigation handle the case. Our CPD officers are starting to lose a lot of credibility with this years multiple arrests of coppers.It seems like this year a majority of the coppers that have been arrested were M/2s. When I see a M2 Police Officer coming my way I am afraid. Whats up with that?

F1 SGT 006 District

Wed Sep 10, 11:48:00 AM

Really sarge? You ought to ashamed of yourself! Was it bad detective work or just a case of west side thugs getting away with murder due of witness intimidation?

Two teenage girls have been charged with beating a female witness in the murder case of a Chicago Police officer and a social worker, authorities said Thursday.

The witness was beaten at least twice on the West Side, and police said they are now keeping a close watch on her, sources said.

Sources told the newspaper witnesses began recanting their accounts, fearing retaliation. Austin’s attorney David Wiener also pointed out that Austin’s maroon Buick Regal — the vehicle allegedly used in the shooting — was in a repair shop a day before shooting and was still there several hours after the crime.

And sarge don't think for a minute I'm going to give you a platform to spew your bullshit. If you want a forum for that then create your own blog. By the way more than a few commenter's put a name to your comments. I choose to delete them because the name may be wrong but either way I'm protecting your anonymity

Friday, September 05, 2008


From the FOP Lodge 7 website:


The department has a form that they will want you to sign so that they can buccal swab you for a DNA sample. We have been negotiating over this issue with IPRA and the City attorney for the past six months. Our concerns are many, including but not limited to, whether or not your DNA samples will be put into CODIS? Will DNA be taken only when police are involved in a shooting, or will it be used whenever the department feels like using it? If you do not touch an offender’s weapon will the department still take your DNA? The department form states “I understand that these samples will be presented to the Illinois State Police Forensic Center, or other appropriate laboratories for analysis.” We don’t even know where your DNA sample will be sent. There are many other questions which need to be answered, but the department apparently does not want to provide any answers.

There are two very important points:

1. We have been in talks with the City and their attorney and we have never agreed to anything related to DNA testing with respect to our officers. Now the department backdoors the union and hopes to trick you into signing a form voluntarily.

2. If the department wants a DNA sample from an offender they have to go to court and get a court order for that sample to be taken. They must prove to the Judge that there is a need for that sample. This department will not give us the same rights that an offender has?

Do not voluntarily give up your rights, DO NOT SIGN THE FORM. Buccal Swab Consent Form If there is a request for your DNA, call the union immediately. We are on call twenty- four hours a day, seven days a week. We will send you an attorney so that your rights are protected. For the department to circumvent the union and the negotiating process, and ask you to voluntarily sign a form and allow the illegal intrusion, is just another attempt at union busting.

Nothing on our site(PB&PA) concerning this matter.
Please keep in mind that this is an open blog
that can and is read by people other than Chicago Police Officers.