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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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December Round Up

Public officials are supposed to lead by example, but most public officials in Illinois and Chicago prefer to live by the old adage: “do what I say not as I do.”  The truth is that there is a no snitching policy in Chicago and Illinois: both among the community members in Chicago and among our Read more about December Round Up[…]

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Peter Karl’s Confidentiality Agreement

What are we supposed to think about Peter Karl’s renewed relationship with Channel 5 News? For those that are not up to speed Mr. Karl renewed his journalistic relationship with NBC recently. Karl signed on with NBC recently to profile unsolved murder cases for NBC’s 10PM and morning newscasts. For those not in the know Read more about Peter Karl’s Confidentiality Agreement[…]