Chicago Police Board

Controversy surrounds COPA: Mayor Emanuel shirks accountability, taking matters into his own hands

By JONATHAN BALLEW CHICAGO — Just months after its inception, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is already severely handicapped. With a budget that is over $1 million short, a chief administrator vacancy, and a huge backlog of cases, COPA is facing an uphill battle. Mayor Rahm Emanuel named 18 individuals to be added Read more about Controversy surrounds COPA: Mayor Emanuel shirks accountability, taking matters into his own hands[…]

Criticism

Criticism by association and more apples

When will people get over the organization they are involved in being criticized? When I talk about the patterns and practices of an organization, namely the Chicago Police Department, being bad it does not mean that everyone involved in the Department is bad, corrupt, brutal, or vicious. Recently, I have had heard about negative reactions Read more about Criticism by association and more apples[…]

CAPS

New curfew law results from CAPS’ failure

When read this latest attempt by the CPD / City to garner control of the Chicago’s youth by inflicting financial penalties on parents I thought, wow, wasn’t CAPS supposed to solve the problem over a decade ago? The problem of wayward youth wandering Chicago’s streets late at night with nothing to do but cause trouble? Read more about New curfew law results from CAPS’ failure[…]