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Jody Weis Speaks Out: 'I Pride Myself On Being The Enemy Of The Status Quo'

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This year, Chicago will see its first new mayor in 21 years. And whoever wins the election will immediately be saddled with some serious issues: the ...

Moseley Braun LASHES OUT: Rips Rahm, Weis And Sun-Times Columnist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun lashed out at her opponents and Police Superintendent Jody Weis Wednesday, ripping on everything from Rahm Emanu...

Homicides DOWN In Chicago, New York, Los Angeles

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Washington debates whether America is safe, the focus now is usually on the increasing threat of terrorism -- not violent crime. hat has large...

Weis: Police Officers Will Be Shifted To High-Crime Areas

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Without using the dreaded term "beat realignment," Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said Tuesday he would "reallocate" police resources by the end of th...

19-Year-Old Parolee Charged In Chicago Cop's Murder

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 19-year-old parolee has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and a former Chicago Ho...

Man Questioned In Slaying Of Chicago Police Officer, Hefty Reward Offered

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A teenager is being questioned Monday in the slaying of Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and a former Chicago Housing Authority cop, who were kill...

Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shot On Southwest Side

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY 7:57 a.m. 11/24/10 An off-duty Chicago police officer was found fatally shot in his vehicle on the Southwest Side Monday night. Accor...

Jody Weis Rips Critics, Says Chicago Police Department Will Not Return To 'Business As Usual'

Chicago Sun-Times | Chiefs Gab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police Supt. Jody Weis mounted a defiant defense of his reputation in a letter to the Sun-Times this weekend, saying he does not want the department t...

Chicago Murder, Crime Rate Down Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the 22nd consecutive month, crime figures in almost every category were lower this October than they were a year prior. The murder rate in the ci...

Police Brutality Case: Seven Officers Put On Desk Duty

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Seven Chicago police officers have been pulled off the streets after they were accused of beating a suspect at a South Loop college dorm building. La...

WHAT VIOLENCE? Chicago On Track For Fewest Murders In Decades

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Judging by the headlines, this year would seem like the most violent one in Chicago's recent memory. Every weekend this summer seemed like it brought...

2-Year-Old SHOT In Head On The South Side

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old girl has turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon, accompanied by his mother and Rev. ...

CPD DRAMA: Police Union To Protest Jody Weis Leadership, Weis Says He Won't Resign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY: On Wednesday morning, members of Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police gathered outside of Chicago Police Headquarters and demanded tha...

Running for Mayor in "Post-Racial" Chicago

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

With the stakes high during the mayoral race, there's absolutely no reason to think that Chicago's professional class of surrogate race-baiters (white, black, and Hispanic) will sit on the sidelines.

Gang Members Hold Press Conference, Accuse Police Of Unfair Harassment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Police Department has taken some heat from the public and politicians for their secret meeting with Chicago's gang leaders in August. Some...

Two Officers Shot While Serving Warrant For Guns, Another Shot At While Driving To Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two Chicago police officers were wounded early Wednesday while attempting to serve a search warrant for weapons in the home of a gang member. Accord...

Alderman Calls CPD's 'Gang Summit' A Negotiation With 'Urban Terrorists'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's political leaders have come out with strongly divided opinions on a secret meeting between police and gang leadership that took place August...

Make Sure This Cop Is Not Silenced

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Lieutenant John R. Andrews is not a loose cannon. Nor is he a guy in search of his fifteen minutes of fame. He's just a career cop who took a risk by posting his controversial essay on a personal blog.

Chicago Violence: 25 Wounded, 5 Dead In 50 Hours

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Saturday, Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis held a press conference warning area gang members to stop the violence, or the department would m...

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis Says Compaints Against Officers Are Down

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said Sunday that citizen complaints against his officers are declining. Weis said complaints were down 12 percent in...

It's Not a Code of Silence... It's a Code of Fear

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

To effectively end Chicago's summer of blood, our overworked and undermanned police force must work from the premise that any lack of community cooperation is based on a valid fear that the many cannot be protected.

Is Chicago Violence As Bad As It Seems? Or Is Media Coverage To Blame? Depends On Who You Ask

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Sunday, anti-violence activists gathered once again to speak out against Chicago violence. Community members and local religious leaders called for...

9 Shot At South Side CTA Bus Terminal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nine people were shot Monday night when a gunman began spraying bullets at a South Side CTA turnaround. The shooting happened about 9 p.m. near Sout...

Overall Crime Down In Chicago, But Murders Up

FOX Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Although overall crime in Chicago was down, homicides rose more than five percent this year through June compared to the same period last year, accord...

Chicago Police To Fingerprint Gun Owners Under New Ordinance

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis says the department will fingerprint anyone who wants to legally own a handgun in the city. We...