...This "plan" demonstrates the city's inability or unwillingness to address the actual problem.
The problem is a small number of violent people who come with large groups of young people with no ill intent.
May 15 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Working to verify video of The Bean shooting. If legitimate, the scenario is different from what we may have all been thinking.
...in the video, a male wearing a ski mask has his hands in his hoodie as a bystander is heard saying, "he got a 30."
Another male jumps on the ski mask-wearing male's back, knocking him forward and down. A sound similar to a muffled gunshot is heard.
May 14 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
The Chicago Reader thinks it has identified secret ShotSpotter devices (blue). We can say this unequivocally: After monitoring CPD radio traffic in the green-circled areas for nearly 9 years, we have NEVER heard a ShotSpotter dispatch there.
...The reader FOIAed repair orders from Motorola to build their list of secret ShotSpoters. Perhaps Motorola also repairs other non-ShotSpotter devices like traffic monitoring equipment and pods?
Mar 18 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Felony bond court highlight —
A woman with no criminal history is found in a stolen BMW with a pistol, extended mag, loaded rifle, $84,000 cash in a backpack, $1,500 in her purse, and 31 pounds of pot.
Defense atty: She's a college senior on scholarship studying business mgmt
...Defense attorney: She was studying photography but "realized her life would have more opportunities if she pursued a business degree."
Oct 14, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Lori finally figured out that she can't send the police department home without becoming politically responsible for whatever happens on the streets.
Again, given her lack of foresight, sometimes it is very hard to believe that she was a high-level attorney in private practice.
You may be reading about 5 men who prosecutors refused to charge after a gang-related gunfight left 1 dead and 2 injured Friday.
Here's the video. You won't believe it. #Chicago
...For the critics who are saying the police "did nothing," it's worth noting that they drove into the middle of a gunfight, seemingly protected a fallen man, and arrested five suspects.
That's a whole lot of "nothing."
Oct 2, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
And, now, the call of a person shot at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. #Chicago#ChicagoScanner
...2 victims, apparently from the 17th District (Albany Park) per sergeant at Masonic.
I suspect many people would be surprised to hear how common it is for Cook County judges to release men accused of violent sexual assaults or serial sexual assaults on relatively low bail and sometimes without electronic monitoring.
...Not long ago, we published a story after one such man was sentenced to prison. He spent years sending email threats about our initial story and even managed to get a juicy federal PPP loan while on bond.
Now: A Cook County State's Attorney gave a description of what police bodyworn camera footage shows in the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo on March 29.... (1/6)
...ASA James Murphy, in filing charges against a man who was allegedly with Toledo gave the following presentation. Toledo is referred to as the "victim" because the man is charged with the endangerment of a child resulting in death... (2/6)
Apr 10, 2021 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Bond court viewers note: Ruben Roman, charged with gun possession by a felon, shooting a gun, and child endangerment for alleged actions leading up to police pursuit and then shooting of Adam Toledo, is the FIRST male on today's case list. Link:
...Court starts at 12:30. Typically, there are some formalities followed by defendants who have private attorneys, followed by female defendants (5 of those today), followed by males. Typically.
Apr 10, 2021 • 14 tweets • 7 min read
Cop: "There's, like, SIX cars [protesting]. Stop giving them attention."
...Police found the victim dead in the kitchen after a neighbor reported the "smell of death." Body was wrapped and covered in various products like pet odor deodorant. The victim and accused were "squatters" who could not be evicted due to COVID rules.
Apr 8, 2021 • 13 tweets • 2 min read
Jushawn Brown, the man who was driving the car in which 21-month-old Kayden Swann was riding when the boy was shot during a road rage conflicted on LSD this week, is on deck in bond court....
...Police allegedly found him in possession of a firearm at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where Kayden was initially taken. CWB reported today that police say they found the gun after Brown's girlfriend (Kayden's grandma) told cops he was carrying...
Apr 8, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Escape court —
Man's charged with escaping electronic monitoring.
Defense: He was returning home from authorized travel to work when someone was shot and killed outside his house and someone threw a Molotov cocktail into his home...
...The man called the sheriff to say he couldn't stay in his house and was driving to the jail to turn himself in when deputies arrested him after tracking him down via GPS...
Now: Person shot at Lake and Lower Wacker. One caller says someone shot at a vehicle and the driver crashed into a wall on Lower Wacker. #ChicagoScanner#Chicago
...And the 1st District is already trying to push this over into the 18th District. #ChicagoScanner#Chicago
Breaking: Federal prosecutors charge Louis Capriotti, 45, of Chicago Heights with threatening violence at the presidential inauguration next week....
...U.S. Attorney's office says he left a voice mail for a NJ congressman on Dec 29 stating, "We will surround the [expletive] White House and we will kill any [expletive] Democrat that steps on the [expletive] lawn."