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Chicago Police Put Mobile Strike Force Unit On The Streets

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The scandal plagued SOS unit, or Special Operations Section of the Chicago Police Department has been up and running again all this month under a new...

Chicago Police Department To Hold Gang-Fighting Summit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police officers will study gang-fighting strategies at a summit that will focus on getting search warrants, building tight cases against gang ...

Teens Protest Police Use Of Assault Rifles

Chicago Tribune | Steve Schmadeke and Angela Rozas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly 100 teens marched outside Chicago police headquarters Thursday night to protest the department's plans to equip officers with semi-automatic ri...

Veteran Police Officer Fired Over $1 Theft Charge

Chicago Tribune | Angela Rozas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 22-year veteran Chicago police officer was fired last month over charges he stole a $1 bag of trail mix from Walgreens. Aaron Pena was known as the...

Protest Planned Over Police Assault Rifles

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A group opposed to the Chicago Police Department's plan to arm street cops with M4 semiautomatic assault rifles is planning to get their point across ...

Budget Cuts Hurt Police Department

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council is scheduled to vote on the 2009 budget later today. The proposal cuts seventeen million dollars from the police department's...

Aldermen Easy On Top Cop Despite High Crime Rate

Chicago Tribune | Angela Rozas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis presented the City Council today with a budget that will cut 200 civilian jobs and reorganize top brass, and faced ques...

More Crime, Fewer Cops: No Answers From Daley

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley dodged questions about the city's unfulfilled pledge to put more police officers on the street. Taking questions after the opening of an ...

Chicago Police Launch Text Message Tipline For Students

Chicago Tribune | Carlos Sadovi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools and Chicago police officials Monday unveiled a series of new and beefed-up measures designed to help cut the numbers of student...

Chicago Police, Assault Rifles and No Demonstrable Need!

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

The decision by Mayor Daley and Police Superintendent Weis to deploy assault weapons on the streets of Chicago has been made without providing a demonstrable need for the weapon.

A New Press for Justice in Chicago Cop's Thanksgiving Day killings

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Sadly, citizens of Chicago have come to mistrust the police who are supposed to serve and protect them - and the system that lets bad cops literally get away with murder. The reopening of Officer John Ardelean's car crash case might be a small step toward rebuilding some of that trust.