Johnson

Will the Real Eddie Johnson Please Standup?

The outpouring of love for Superintendent Eddie Johnson as he announced his retirement from the CPD certainly does not align well with what we know about his career. Now that he is retiring the media is making it seem as if Eddie Johnson is some kind of hero cop instead of the Emanuel political appointment Read more about Will the Real Eddie Johnson Please Standup?[…]

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FOP Watch: They Don’t Need Causation

Causation and correlation are different and someone should really explain the differences to the FOP Spokesman because it is perfectly clear he just does not get it. Or just doesn’t want to. That is also a possibility. This is a commentary on the FOP’s latest blog titled “The Politics of the Chicago Police Homicide Clearance Read more about FOP Watch: They Don’t Need Causation[…]

Rushed meeting to appoint Andrea Zopp to Chicago Police Board pushed until Monday.

By JONATHAN BALLEW CHICAGO — The Committee on Public Safety met at city hall Friday to consider Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s desired appointment of Andrea Zopp to the Chicago Police Board. While the city met the established guidelines of releasing information about the meeting 48 hours prior, members of the public voiced their concerns that the Read more about Rushed meeting to appoint Andrea Zopp to Chicago Police Board pushed until Monday.[…]

Andrea Zopp could be added to The Chicago Police Board by Friday Nov. 17

BREAKING: Andrea Zopp is set to be named the newest member of the Chicago Police Board on Friday, pending a City Council meeting. The document obtained by The Chicago Justice Project on Wednesday appears to confirm a Nov. 17 meeting at 9:45 a.m. The meeting will take place in Room 201A, second floor of City Read more about Andrea Zopp could be added to The Chicago Police Board by Friday Nov. 17[…]

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Spielman Continues Staffing Myth

It is pretty clear that the Sun-Times as an organization has made up its mind about whether or not we are “short” police officers. The latest propaganda piece is from Fran Spielman and is titled “Can Emanuel deliver on his promise to hire more police?”. Once again the reporting is really short on facts and Read more about Spielman Continues Staffing Myth[…]

Garry Mccarthy

Garry McCarthy’s Credibility Revival

There is no universe anywhere where the media should bestow credibility upon a man like Garry McCarthy who stands as the only man in American history to have two consecutive police departments he controlled taken over by the US Justice Department. Just prior to becoming the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department McCarthy was the Read more about Garry McCarthy’s Credibility Revival[…]

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Chicago Media on the Violence in Chicago

It would be nice if the media did their jobs to separate fact from fiction and urban myth.  One thing the Chicago media is very good at is being an echo chamber for accusations and rumor rather than taking that material in and comparing it to the facts to see if there is any validity Read more about Chicago Media on the Violence in Chicago[…]

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Propaganda & Homicide Rates

Why is it that the only metric the Chicago media can use to determine whether or not the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is doing a “good job” is the number of homicides?  Near the end of every year there are reports in the media about whether the number of homicides has increased or decreased, 2009 Read more about Propaganda & Homicide Rates[…]