Sunday, September 28, 2008


Chicago, IL. --
A Chicago Police officer remained in “very critical” condition Sunday afternoon after being shot by a convicted felon as police attempted to execute a search warrant on the Southeast Side. The suspect was also critically wounded in the shooting.

thoughts and prayers

Update: Officer Nathaniel Taylor Jr. was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Hospital at 6:02 p.m. Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother”. Rest in peace brave officer, you will not be forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!

Anonymous said...

God bless

kateykakes said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Taylor's family and the entire CPD. May he R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world."'

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.


R.I.P. Officer Nate Taylor

Anonymous said...

BTW..Today the 29th, is the feast of St. Michael.
May He greet PO Taylor with open arms.............

Anonymous said...

I know this is pretty big but I think it is important, it was posted on the Sun Times blog.

chicago cop wrote:
R.I.P. Brother Nathaniel Taylor Jr.

The number one problem facing the CPD is the fact that we are short, upwards of 2,000 sworn personnel, and this is being concealed. The officers know it, they see it and they feel it. Morale is in the toilet. There is no leadership or support being displayed, at any managerial level.

The CPD wrongfully stripped and fired some officers. This has had long-lasting repercussions within the rank and file. The disciplinary process is not fair and objectively based. The promotional process is primarily based upon clout, not on knowledge or competency. The existing merit system leads to great frustration. We work six straight days in a row with CPD's archaic work schedule. The work schedule further increases stress levels. The residency requirement is killing the job, by keeping qualified younger officers away. The media hammers the CPD unfairly, on a daily basis. The contract has been expired for 15+ months, with no resolution in sight. The squad cars, computers and radio batteries don't function properly. Other times, there are not enough squad cars, radios and batteries to equip all the officers working. Equipment shortages and malfunctions place officers in additional danger. Officers routinely find themselves semi-involuntarily working alone. Working alone resulted in Officer Richard Francis's murder in July. The contract stipulates that officers work as two man units, during the hours of darkness. If officers complain about being assigned to work alone, retaliation will come about. Compensatory time is routinely denied, due to manpower requirements. Chicago is an exceedingly expensive city to reside in, with a very high cost of living and the worst public schools in the nation. Chicago has the some of the highest taxes in the nation,IE. sales tax. The officers are also picking up an overall feeling of hopelessness and despair, this is downright dangerous.

To be fair, Superintendent Jody Weis inherited a shipwreck of monstrous proportions from Phil Cline. This situation did not just arise under Weis's tenure, but has been festering for sometime. This situation was definitively made much worse under Cline's tenure. Many officers, initially applauded the appointment of an esteemed outsider taking the reigns. Officers believed that change was forthcoming. Some of Weis's initial moves immediately changed that assumption though. Weis sought and obtained Federal charges against Bill Cozzi, this was the icing on the cake.

Chicago Police Officers work in some of the nation's worst holes. These officers are routinely involved in life and death situations; that are to say, unnerving. Chicago is the third largest city in the nation, but now has the highest homicide rate and violent crime rate in America. NYC has a population of 8.6 million, while Chicago has 2.86 million. This year,Chicago is exceeding NYC's homicide rate.

City politicians claim that there is a 430 million dollar deficit. Yet, there is over 800 million dollars sitting in the TIF Funds, 500 million dollars sitting in a bond fund from the lease of the Chicago Skyway, and who knows how much money accrued from the lease of Midway Airport. Last year's record property tax increase was to fund police hiring, and to settle labor contracts. Where has all this money gone? Ironically, the politicians claim broke. This all, coincidentally coincides, while the police contract is being negotiated; and allegedly justifies the critical manpower shortage. Officers believe the monies are being diverted for the 2016 Summer Olympics. This is occurring at the expense of Chicago's children, residents, visitors, tourists and officers' safety.

Many chess experts, view the knight as one of the most important strategic game pieces. The knight is a necessity to win a chess game. Knights guard and defend the King, at all cost. What happens when the knights are all turned into pawns?

Remember, we are the eyes and ears, and the pulse of the third largest city in the United States. Overall pressure is building in society; fueled by the impending economic woes, the daily stress, terrorism, the wars, the disgust with corruption, and the moral decay in society. We know and feel that something is seriously askew. You could call us the blue canaries, yet we still stick it out, and keep you safe.

It's okay, joke about us,scorn us, denigrate us and look down upon us. Realize one thing, when we fail or fall in battle: Who will protect you and yours, in this AntI-GuN asylum state, called Chicago, Illinois???
The events of the last 24 hours, should cleary substantiate my position, that things are not well in Chicago. Chicago is turning into Detroit, it is becoming a very dangerous place.

There were two separate police shootings last night. One resulted in the officer surviving after an offender attempted to kill him and one resulted in an officer being murdered. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. In another incident 5 people shot, a 20 year old kid stabbed to death in an affluent neighborhood of Chicago and dozens of aggravated batteries.

Mayor Daley there are not enough police officers on the streets, please hire more before we have to bury more police officers and children. Mayor Daley, you can not wash this blood off of your hands by denying reality and flying to Russia


Chicago Come Out and Support Your Police

Upcoming March on City Hall

The date is set for Wednesday, October 8,2008 at 1000hrs.

Be there rain or shine if you care about your/our safety, contract, rights, family and the City of Chicago. Please bring relatives, friends,coworkers,retirees and anyone who cares about the quality of life in the City of Chicago. Three murdered Chicago Police Officers in two months is too much to bear.

Design your own signs and keep them courteous and respectful.

The reason for selecting this date is simple:

The next meeting of the Chicago City Council is scheduled for Wednesday October 8,2008 at 10:00a.m.

The NYPD has had great success in the past demonstrating at One Police Plaza and at New York City Hall.

Please conduct yourselves in a respectful and courteous manner.

Together We Can!!!

Anonymous said...

Some of the media thought it was prudent to include the opinions of those living on the 7900 block of south Clyde (the murderers block) in thier coverage. They said he was a good guy. Well if he was such a good guy, why does he not have a job, but can afford two cars? Why can he afford a state of the art video surviellance system, with computer back up? How can he maintain a home and family and pets? Oh by the way the dogs purpose is to keep the police out. Where did he get the money for the gun he used to kill a
Police Officer? Why did he have cocaine hidden in his mouth, and more in the residence?
Because he is a drug dealing member of a street gang and scourge to society. He is a no good member of a certian demographic that feel they are entitled to a free pass when it come to violations of the law that the vast majority of our society deems necesary. so to all who see it differently I say FUCK YOU. Get a job, pay your taxes, contribute to society, live a clean and healthy life, and do no harm to others.

What I find insulting is that the citizens of south Clyde were not outraged that they were deprived of a hero that was on call trying to keep thier block safe from this maggot. Instead they imply that this slimy crook was just another " victim' of the police. Well I'll tell ya what, how about we ask the citizens of South Shore if they would like us to leave thier community. That way murderers and drug dealers can create block clubs to disguise thier activites and fool thier neighbors.

Anonymous said...

Excellent job by First Deputy Jimmy Jackson on the Munir Muhammad Show.

Jimmy gave a very balanced presentation of the CPD and Munir Muhammad did too. The subject matter of unfair discipline and lack of morale on the CPD was addressed fairly.

Munir stated that officers should always receive a fair shake and that discipline seems to be excessive now.

Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,

Why isnt Sep. 29 9:41 comment listed as its own post? Specifically targeting in on the march on City Hall on Wednesday Oct. 8th at 10:00 am---you know as a Chicago Police Officers how busy our lives are, so not everyone can read all the comment in the posts, therefore it needs its own post---please do so ASAP so we can ensure many members marching on City Hall--thanks

Anonymous said...

9/30 9:45
Right on!
The one neighbor questioned why they would serve a warrant at that hour of the morning as though it was the officers fault that this happened. Crawl back under your rock lady. What was that scum doing sitting in his car with guns and dope at that hour of the morning?
RIP Officer Taylor and rot in Hell Cooper.

Please keep in mind that this is an open blog
that can and is read by people other than Chicago Police Officers.