Anonymous said... When are you going to create a memorial for people who got shot by police? I mean more people (black males what a coincidence)get shot by CPD each year than pigs get shot by people. _____________________________________________________________________________________
Your an idiot !
SCC stats :
Ok Scc....Here are the totals for the city in Agg Batts with ONLY handguns for the periods of 19 June-26 June....one full week....I have 108 persons shot and 7 homicides.....That is what I counted off of my blackberry...Bring on the Olympics!!! Zone 8 was like a frigging war zone last night (25 June) there were 4 persons shot in something like 5 mins....and the calls of man w/gun or shots fired were unbelievable!!! I am telling you....108 shot in a week...you do the math as far as how many per day , hour etc.....We live in a war zone...
The 1968 convention reunion was a success thanks to the retirees. Some of these guys haven't seen each other in years .Retired policeman from flew in from Florida, Utah & Hawaii . Phil Cline gave a nice speech about the importance of The Chicago Police Memorial Fund which the proceeds were donated too.
Since Chicago Cop watch held the press conference we actually sold more tickets than expected 160 attended the reunion .They did not succeed in disrupting the reunion thanks to the men & women of the 12 dist that had to babysit the 50 or 60 protesters
The Chicago Police Department has been charged with the task of keeping the peace. But many officers on the Force have a warped perception of what this responsibility truly entails.
The CPD has made this clear on several occasions, none more memorable than the crack-down at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which was classified by the Walker Report as a “police riot.” But, instead of learning from the tragedies that accompanied the demonstration, the police have chosen to celebrate this cycle of violence.
We demand the Office of the Mayor publicly condemn this event, both out of respect for the lives that were ruthlessly stolen by the CPD during this contemptuous time and to ensure the safety of Chicago’s residents.
Chicago is currently bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. But how can a police department that believes brute force is an acceptable and effective form of crowd control manage the revelry and disorder around an international athletic event?
Ultimately, it can’t. We saw this at the DNC and at the anti-war march on March 20, 2003. In both cases, the officers charged with keeping the peace were actually the purveyors of violence.
This is not surprising, given the mantras they preach. To this day, they portray the brutal events of 1968 and 1969 as a heroic “stand against anarchy” in the name of “public order.” They create a militaristic dichotomy between “Marxist street thugs” and “a thin blue line of dedicated, tough Chicago police officers.”*
This mentality must change. To mend Chicago’s dismal reputation, we urge you to make an official statement condemning this reunion and the abuse of police power.
________________________________________________________ Your a liar I was at the March 2003 it was peaceful ! So stop the non-sense .You need to change : The convention was 40 years ago How about you get this mad over the six people that were shot this weekend . END THE GANG VIOLENCE NOW THATS A GOOD CAUSE
Are you ready for these thugs to be back on the streets? You were referring to Ofc. Barnes ofc. Powers & Sgt Planey .YOUR THE WARPED PERSON
25. Chicago, Ill. Neighborhood: Winchester Ave./60th St. Found Within ZIP Code(s): 60636 Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 234 Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 103.68 My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 10
24. Chicago, Ill. Neighborhood: Wallace St./58th St. Found Within ZIP Code(s): 60621 Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 125 Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 107.20 My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9
19. Chicago, Ill. Neighborhood: 66th St./Yale Ave. Found Within ZIP Code(s): 60621 Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 527 Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 115.32 My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 9
2. Chicago, Ill. Neighborhood: State St./Garfield Blvd. Found Within ZIP Code(s): 60609 Predicted Annual Violent Crimes: 275 Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 264.17 My Chances of Becoming a Victim Here (in one year): 1 in 4
____________________________________________________________ This weekend there were 46 aggravated batteries and six people killed
A Father means so many things... A understanding heart, A source of strength and of support Right from the very start. A constant readiness to help In a kind and thoughtful way. With encouragement and forgiveness No matter what comes your way. A special generosity and always affection, too A Father means so many things When he's a man like you...
Car shoppers looking to get rid of gas-guzzling old vehicles could get up to $4,500 in government vouchers to help them buy more fuel-efficient vehicles under "cash for clunkers" legislation President Obama is expected to soon sign.
The bill, which has miles-per-gallon requirements and other rules, was approved by the Senate Thursday, after earlier winning passage in the House. It provides $1 billion for the program from July through November.
Here is how the program works:
• • Car owners get a voucher worth $3,500 if they trade in a vehicle getting 18 miles per gallon or less for one getting at last 22 mpg. The voucher grows to $4,500 if the new car's mileage is at least 10 mpg higher than the old vehicle.
• • Owners of sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks or mini vans getting 18 mpg or less get a voucher for $3,500 if their new truck or SUV gets at least 2 mpg higher than their old vehicle. The voucher would increase to $4,500 if the mileage is at least 5 mpg higher.
• • Eligible vehicles must be manufactured in model year 1984 or later and must be insured, registered in the car buyer's name and in use for at least one year.
• • Car shoppers don't actually get cash for their clunkers. The voucher will be applied to the price along with any other incentives.
• • Dealers will be required to send old vehicles to a disposal facility.
• • The program is expected to be implemented by early August and to be available through November.
• • The program will be available to dealers certified to participate in the program.
_________________________________________________________________________________ More wastful spending the vouchers will go to the car dealers but who pays in the end the taxpayers. Anytime the goverment enacts a program it is with our money .
1968: A Convention in Crisis As the 1968 Democratic National Convention approached, events throughout the nation combined to create a tense atmosphere in Chicago. Rising sentiment against the war in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the failure of the Democratic Party to apply its civil rights policy had an effect both inside and outside of the International Amphitheatre, where the convention delegates gathered. Officer Mike Schumacher lives in an eighteenth floor apartment overlooking Grant Park. From his balcony, you can see the Conrad Hilton Hotel where convention delegates and presidential candidates stayed during the '68 convention.
SCHUMACHER: It's the larger building. You can see almost like it looks like an 'H' in the center for Hilton.
There are reminders of '68 inside his apartment as well.
Pig is of course the name that hippies and others shouted at cops in the late sixties. Schumacher heard that and worse when he was trying to keep protestors away from the many dignitaries staying at the Conrad Hilton. Last Friday we walked the area around the hotel on South Michigan Ave. We went across the street to Grant Park and Schumacher smiled as he climbed up a berm that must be at least 30 feet high.
SCHUMACHER: Now you're walking in a place of great history here.
At the top of the berm is a two-story tall statue of a man on a horse.
SCHUMACHER: This was covered with guys up above and hanging from up there. One of the places that they liked to take their picture, Abbie Hoffman and all the rest of them was right here. These trees were shorter back forty years ago and Hilton used to have a sign right on the side of it "Conrad Hilton" and so this was their elevated view and you can see to this day it's a great podium.
Schumacher says thousands of protestors filled the park around the raised statue. And he remembers being a block north at the corner of Balbo and Michigan hauling people off to the lock-up.
SCHUMACHER: They were blocking traffic, laying down in the street, you know walking across the street, jaywalking.
But they weren't all so peaceful.
SCHUMACHER: I actually saw one police officer whose riot helmet was crushed by a large rock. I took him into the police station myself. If he didn't have a riot helmet on at the time it would have crushed his skull and killed him. Armed with batons, police fought back hitting not only protestors, but bystanders and journalists as well.
Images of the clashes were broadcast around the world and Mayor Daley was condemned and the incidents were referred to as police riots. To defend itself, the city of Chicago produced an hour-long broadcast that aired a few weeks after the convention. In it, a police commander who was actually Schumacher's boss at the time, shows the television audience weapons taken from protestors.
SOT: There are things on this table for instance, the broken slats from the benches in the park where weapons were picked up on the moment and used. Broken bottles, broken glass bent knives, pieces of brick, many projectiles.
Other favorite projectiles were bags of feces and cans filled with urine. Schumacher says though there were some instances of unnecessary police force, he says the cops did a good job under chaotic circumstances.
SCHUMACHER: There's a lot of adrenaline that gets moving. There's a lot of anger that takes place and quite often, if you've just been slapped in the face with a bag of sh*t it's really hard to say to that policeman whose now got the guy that did it, handcuff him officer and very calmly don't say anything or do anything.
Schumacher says that doesn't excuse bad police behavior and he doesn't condone it, but he says it does put police excesses into context. In the end, Schumacher says protestors wanted a confrontation with police and would have escalated the violence until they got it. He points out that despite the abuses hurled at officers, they never drew their guns and no protestors were killed that week. And he thinks the strong police response also sent the message to protestors around the country that if they come to Chicago looking for trouble, they'll find it.
(Months before the convention, political activists planned demonstrations in Chicago to share the spotlight with the Democratic political leaders. Some groups, such as the Yippies, came to Chicago determined to challenge traditional political process and authority. Tensions increased and turned into violence when police refused to allow these groups near the main hotels and the conventional hall. ______________________________________________________________________
100 protesters injured 119 policeman injured
The 1968 convention has shined a bad light on the Chicago Police Dept when in reality it was a two-way street Some of the protesters were not peaceful they came for a confrontation and they got one by throwing rocks , feces , urine , trying to gain access were they were not allowed
11,500 police did not beat everyone up just as 10,000 protesters were not all violent
STEREOTYPING is what Cop watch is good at they are a HATE group plan & simple
According to there website the FOP is sponsoring this event which is not true .The hall was rented for the night just as an other party The FOP hall is private property and this reunion is a private event . Cop watch is
STEREOTYPING EVERY POLICEMAN THAT WORKED THE CONVENTION the facts are
The Yippes were not all peaceful
The riots centered on two things: the Chicago police forcing protesters out of areas where they were not permitted to be; and protesters clashing with police, and their reinforcements, as they tried to march to the convention site.
Marching on the 1968 Chicago Riot Cop Reunion seriously, riot cops from the DNC are gonna have a party DescriptionThe Chicago lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (the cop union that thinks of itself like the Masons) will be hosting a 1968 Riot Cop Reunion. Officers who cracked heads at the Democratic Convention (and at the Division Street riots of 1966, and possibly murdered Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark) will be hobnobbing with today's police who are still occupying our communities and phalanxing our rallies.
We're organizing hundreds of Chicagoans to rally and march, to speak from personal experience about violence of the Chicago police in the 1960s, as well as their violence today. We will be marching to the FOP lodge, and have filed for a permit to see if we can't make it a bit safer for everyone attending (although we will rally and march, permit or none).
Bring your friends, make effigies and dolls of riot police, and help us let these cops who celebrate their sadistic violence know: We can't forgit, because we're still livin it!
________________________________________________________ SERIOUSLY This is so silly so some retired cops are going to have a get together and you want to protest it . I saw a link to my site on your face book page . How about protesting the GANG VIOLENCE THAT PLAGUE'S THIS CITY thats sadistic violence . Cant wait to see the dolls you make
Teen charged with shooting, wounding 2 Wis. cops (June 11th, 2009 @ 4:23pm) Policy MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee teen accused of shooting and wounding two police officers this week has been charged with two counts of attempted homicide.
Milwaukee County district attorney John Chisholm said Thursday the charges against 18-year-old Julius Burton carry a maximum penalty of 60 years in prison.
Police say two officers approached Burton on Tuesday because he looked suspicious and he began firing without provocation.
Police Chief Edward Flynn says the more seriously injured officer remains in critical condition.
Online court records show Burton has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric examination before his next scheduled court appearance on June 26.
In a racially charged interview, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright said that President Obama hasn't spoken to him since they parted ways last year, because "them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me."
He suggested White House advisers were keeping the two separate.
"Them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter, that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck, or in eight years when he's out of office," Wright said, according to Virginia's Daily Press. "They will not let him ... talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is."
Obama left Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago last year following the very public controversy over his inflammatory sermons.
Wright sporadically has granted media interviews and made public appearances since. In the Daily Press article, he also claimed that the president did not send a delegation to the recent world racism conference in Geneva for fear of offending Jews.
"Ethnic cleansing is going on in Gaza. Ethnic cleansing of the Zionist is a sin and a crime against humanity, and they don't want Barack talking like that because that's anti-Israel," Wright said.
Wright said he voted for Obama in November and has no regrets over their severed relationship.
"Regret for what ... that the media went back five, seven, 10 years and spent $4,000 buying 20 years worth of sermons to hear what I've been preaching for 20 years?" he said.
___________________________________________ The only reason Obama won't speak to the Rev is because of his political career Obama sat at Trinity United church for 20 yrs was married there and his children were baptized only until he was running for the presidential office that he severed ties. Rev wright believes in The Black Liberation Theology and is no better than the KKK or any other hate group that call themselves christian . Wasn't JESUS A JEW ?
Thai police said Monday that they would welcome the FBI's assistance in investigating the death of American actor David Carradine, but only as observers in the high-profile case.
Carradine's naked body was discovered last Thursday morning in his luxury suite at Bangkok's Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel. Police initially suspected his death was a suicide, but have since said it may have been accidental suffocation or heart failure after revealing he was found with a rope tied around his wrist, neck and genitals.
The circumstances suggested he might has died as a result of a dangerous sex game, Pornthip Rojanasunand, a prominent Thai forensic pathologist, said last week.
With the uncertainty and conflicting information surrounding the death, Carradine's family in the U.S. went to the FBI last Friday asking for its help investigating the case. _________________________________________________________________ I did some research : Erotic asphyxiation refers to intentionally cutting off oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal. The erotic interest in asphyxiation is classified as a paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association. Psychiatrist Joseph Merlino stated that it meets the criteria for a disorder "because it has the potential for lethality or serious injury."
Over 1,000 people die a year maybe more the stats sometimes ruled as suicide not as accidental asphyxiation.
Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988(1988-10-04)) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6 foot 3 inch point guard had the 11th best selling jersey in the league the past season.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Rose won two state championships in high school and was rated by scouts as the top point guard prospect in the country after graduation. He played collegiately for the for the University of Memphis Tigers and reached the NCAA national championship game in 2008. Shortly after his freshman year ended, Rose declared for the 2008 NBA Draft and was selected first overall by his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls. In his first year of professional basketball, Rose led the team (and all rookies) in assists, voted the Rookie of the Year and was selected to the All-Rookie Team as the Bulls returned to the playoffs. Chicago then fell to the Boston Celtics in seven games.
And hes a roll model to kids ? In reality hes nothing buta THUG
Please take a moment and say a prayer for Officer Valadez and his family members.
Visitation: Friday, June 5, 2009 1500 to 2100 hours St. Jude at 1900 hours Blake and Lamb Funeral Home 103rd & Cicero Oak Lawn, IL
Catholic Mass: Saturday, June 6, 2009 1000 hours St. Bede the Venerable 83rd & Kostner Chicago, IL
Can you please pass this info on to your readers:
Please accept our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of Police Officer Valadez from your brothers & sisters of theOak Lawn Police Department.
Once again we will provide assistance at Blake & Lamb for this sad occasion. We ask that only those Officerson duty park along the curb of east bound & west bound 103rd in the designated areas (the curb lanes will be blocked off from Kilpatrick to Kenton). All other Officers can park in the bowling alley lot or the bank lot at 103rd & Cicero. We expect a large turn out & will be directing traffic. We will do our best to get everyone in & out as easily and quickly as possible.
For those Officer's assigned to the CPD detail & any other Officers that may need it we will have plenty of cold water on hand, feel free to stop by the Incident Command vehicle for the water. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance from any OLPD Officer.
Thank you for your cooperation, our thoughts & prayers are with our CPD brethren and the friends and family of Officer Valadez.
Two men were arrested in the killing of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro Valadez early Monday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Supt. Jody Weis releases the first information about a 27-year-old officer shot in the head while on duty in the Englewood neighborhood. The men -- aged 20 and 21 -- were arrested early Monday shortly after the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old Chicago police officer.
The men are being held as "persons of interest" in the shooting, with police saying that they were occupants of a blue 2007 Pontiac G6 -- a four-door sedan -- that was positively identified as being the vehicle used in the shooting of Chicago police Officer Alejandro Valadez, according to a police report.
The men remained in custody early Tuesday, but no charges have been filed.
Valadez and his partner were responding to a call of gunfire about 12:30 a.m. Monday in the 6000 block of South Hermitage, when someone inside a vehicle fired gunshots at the officer.
Valadez was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County on Monday afternoon, several hours after being critically wounded by a gunshot to the head.
Valadez joined the Chicago Police Department in December 2005 and was most recently assigned to the Englewood (7th) District. He had earned a Department Commendation and 22 Honorable Mentions during his three-year career, according to a release from police.
Valadez is from a "police family," with his brother, sister and fiancée also on the police force. He and his fiancée were expecting a baby boy in September.
He is the third officer killed in the line of duty in the past 12 months, according to Chicago Breaking News.
Officer Nathaniel Taylor, 39, a 14-year veteran, was shot and killed in September while trying to execute a search warrant against a suspected narcotics dealer. Officer Richard Francis, 60, was fatally shot in July during a struggle with a woman causing a disruption on a bus. _____________________________________________________ May justice come swiftly. Rest in peace Alex
Its with regret that officer Valadez did not pull through this is not only a loss to the police dept. but to the world. He cared about his brothers in blue he truly will be missed . My prayers go out to his famliy .
"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining. Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've been violent, Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny, That wasn't mine to keep.... Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here. They never wanted me around Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne Where the saints had often trod. As the policeman waited quietly, For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman, You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell."
Officer critically hurt in South Side shooting June 1, 2009 5:29 AM | 38 Comments | UPDATED STORY
Forensics officers this morning document the crime scene in the 6000 block of South Hermitage Avenue where officer was critically wounded. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune)
A plain-clothes Chicago police officer was shot in the head and critically wounded early this morning in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.
The attack occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 6000 block of South Hermitage Avenue as the 27-year-old three-year veteran officer and his partner were investigating a report of shots fired, said Police Supt. Jody Weis at a news conference in the lobby of police headquarters.
The shots were fired from a vehicle with more than one person in it, Weis said. He refused to discuss that vehicle.
Other police sources said investigators were "zeroing in" on suspects and hoped to announce arrests soon. Weis (right) would only say: "There are some very good investigative leads right now."
Wentworth Area detectives are investigating the case, he said.
The identity of the wounded officer was not being released pending notification of relatives, Weis said, but he added the officer works in the 7th District. In addition to the officer's head wound, he was wounded in the leg, Weis said.
"We have him in our prayers," Weis said. "We'll have to wait and see how this progresses."
The officer was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
Police backup and an ambulance were called to the scene.
Investigators recovered shell casings at the scene. Officers continued to search the area for evidence as late as 3 a.m.
Several teams were stationed along Hermitage between 62nd and 60th Streets, including near the field at the southeast corner of Charles W. Earle Elementary School and in an alley in the 6000 block between Hermitage and Wood Street.
_______________________________________ Doesn't look good Officer valadez was shot in the head & leg . I only new him for a short time but I knew he would be a great copper he transfered to Englewood last year . Please keep him in your prayers hes a great kid
We are BITCHES IN BLUE. Not like that is a bad thing. We are strong women, with a fierce love for "the job", a fierce love for family, a fierce loyalty for our friends, and a fierce respect and loyalty for our brother's and sister's in blue. We are patriot's, we are warrior's. We are strong women, that fight the good fight everyday. We believe in truth, justice and the American way. We love our country, we love our job, and most importantly we stand for integrity, truth and reality. We are not women that have sat behind a desk our whole career's, we have fought the noble fight on the streets along side our partner's throughout our career's. We fight for life, liberty and the American way. Right is RIGHT.
Yes we are hot, yes we are beautiful, yes we are the police and most importantly YES we are American's.