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Monday, May 14, 2012

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13May12  A off duty Police Officer was trying to do some shopping for his wife and mother when he noticed 4 male blacks standing in front of the store bothering people as they walk in to the store. The officer asked them what are they doing the subjects stated nothing. The officer then identified himself as a police officer and stated that they will be the next trayvon if they don't walk off.

So why is it when a black man can say shit like this but a white, hispanic, asian,or other ethnic groups say it, it is racial

Alsip is still a quiet town gets a murder once in a while

Autopsy results were inconclusive Saturday for a 41-year-old Alsip man who was found dead in his home, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. A cause of death for Patrick Popp, of the 5000 block of West 121st Place, may be determined pending further studies, the office said. No further information was available, other than a funeral home brought his body to the office.
Autopsy results were inconclusive Saturday for a 41-year-old Alsip man who was found dead in his home, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A cause of death for Patrick Popp, of the 5000 block of West 121st Place, may be determined pending further studies, the office said.

No further information was available, other than a funeral home brought his body to the office.

Blues Brother, Bass Guitarist for Elvis Presley has died

NEW YORK — Donald “Duck” Dunn, the bassist who helped create the gritty Memphis soul sound at Stax Records in the 1960s as part of the legendary group Booker T. and the MGs and contributed to such classics as “In the Midnight Hour,” "Hold On, I'm Coming“ and ”Sitting on the Dock of the Bay," died today at 70.

Dunn, whose legacy as one of the most respected session musicians in the business also included work with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's Blues Brothers as well as with Levon Helm, Eric Clapton, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, died while on tour in Tokyo.

News of his death was posted on the Facebook site of his friend and fellow musician Steve Cropper, who was on the same tour. Cropper said Dunn died in his sleep.

Dunn was born in Memphis, Tenn., in 1941, and according to the biography on his official website, was nicknamed for the cartoon character by his father. His father, a candy maker, did not want him to be a musician.

“He thought I would become a drug addict and die. Most parents in those days thought music was a pastime, something you did as a hobby, not a profession,” Dunn said.

But by the time Dunn was in high school, he was in a band with Cropper.

Cropper left to become a session player at Stax, the Memphis record company that would become known for its soul recordings and artists such as Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Isaac Hayes and the Staples Singers.

Dunn soon followed Cropper and joined the Stax house band, also known as Booker T. and the MGs.

It was one of the first racially integrated soul groups, with two whites (Dunn on bass and Cropper on guitar) and two blacks (Booker T. Jones on organ and Al Jackson on drums), and was later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The group had its heyday in the 1960s as backup for various Stax artists. Dunn played on Redding's “Respect” and “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,” Sam and Dave's “Hold On, I'm Coming” and Wilson Pickett's “In the Midnight Hour.”

Booker T. and the MGs had its own hits as well, including “Hang ‘Em High,” ‘'Soul-Limbo“ and, before Dunn joined the band, the cool 1962 instrumental ”Green Onions."

“I would have liked to have been on the road more, but the record company wanted us in the studio. Man, we were recording almost a hit a day for a while there,” Dunn said.

In the 1970s, the group's members drifted apart. Jackson was killed in Memphis in 1975 by an intruder in his home. Cropper and Dunn reunited when they joined Aykroyd and Belushi's Blues Brothers band and appeared in the 1980 “Blues Brothers” movie.

“How could anybody not want to work with John and Dan? I was really kind of hesitant to do that show, but my wife talked me into it,” Dunn said in a 2007 interview with Vintage Guitar magazine, “and other than Booker's band, that's the most fun band I've ever been in.” Dunn also did session work on recordings by Clapton, Young, Dylan, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, according to his discography.

Dunn once said that he and Cropper were “like married people.” “I can look at him and know what he'll order for dinner,” he said. “When we play music together we both know where we're going.” Dunn received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2007.

He is survived by his wife, June; a son, Jeff; and a grandchild, Michael, said Michael Leahy, Dunn's agent.

What was not reported

At approximatley 4pm on 13 May 12 at the Rail Road Crossing on 63rd street just East of Harlem Ave. a black Cadillac was struck by a train. It is unknown if there was a life taken or if police had the driver in custody. The car was damaged and the signal divice was down with debris all over the tracks. Chicago 8th, District Rail Road, Bedford Park, and Summit were all on scene.

At about 430pm on 13 May 12 according to Summit Police reports a off duty security officer with the special patrol unit saw a warehouse on fire and notified 911 as he was getting on I55 he also observed 2 teenage males caucasion running West bound away from the building. The off duty gave persute but lost them in the woods between him and his girlfriend officer's have a very good an accurate description of the offender's. Summit Police thanked them both and sent them on their way.

Motorcyclist Crash

A motorcyclist was killed and two other people were injured today in an early-morning crash involving two motorcycles and a car, authorities said.

The collision happened near the intersection of Lawrence and Damen avenues in the Ravenswood neighborhood at about 1:30 a.m., police said.

A witness said it appeared that the motorcyclists struck the vehicle as it was making a left turn at the intersection.

Chicago police confirmed the collision, but had no details.

Three people were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where one of the motorcyclists was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The male victim's identity wasn't immediately released.

Fatal Shootings all around the Northern part of Illinois

Des Plaines Police

Des Plaines Story

Chicago Police

University Village Story

Chicago police officer honored at White House

A Chicago police sergeant was honored at the White House on Saturday evening for successfully capturing two suspects in an armed robbery in the Hermosa neighborhood late last year.

The capture was a made-for-TV incident that also included freeing six victims — three of them children — who had been bound with duct tape inside the store.

Sgt. Don Jerome, who works in the Grand Central District, received a TOP COPS award from the National Association of Police Organizations and was honored by both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony in the White House's Rose Garden.

The capture of the suspects "seemed like it was in slow motion," said Jerome, shortly after returning from Washington on Sunday night. "It was scary, but I knew what I was doing."

On Nov. 19, Jerome, a 17-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, responded to a call of an armed robbery in progress in the 4100 block of West North Avenue. After he arrived, Jerome was met by a panicked woman who said that her store was being robbed, according to information provided by the National Association of Police Organizations and Chicago police.

When he entered the store, Jerome said he saw a man in a mask clearing merchandise from a store display.

"I just yelled, 'Police!' and he took off running," Jerome said. "I went on autopilot."

With his gun and flashlight drawn, Jerome followed the man as he fled to the back of the store. After kicking his way through one door, Jerome said he discovered the six victims bound with duct tape and gagged in a darkened bathroom.

He continued his pursuit and came upon a second man. He tried to arrest the men, but the two attacked Jerome, kicking and hitting him. While he was struggling with one of the men, the second reached into a bag.

Jerome remembers the sound of the gun hitting the floor.

"I tackled him, and the fight was on," said Jerome, describing the assailant as a tall man weighing 250 pounds. "We were bouncing off the walls, and that's when I rammed through the front plate-glass window."

They both crashed through the glass storefront and onto the sidewalk. The sergeant then was able to subdue the man with the help of a bystander while other officers who had responded to the robbery call helped arrest the other suspect.

Jerome was among 34 police officers from 10 states honored by the Washington-based National Association of Police Organizations.

Obama said the winners, whose awards were presented by TV actors who have played law enforcement characters, were "representative of the sacrifices and that quiet courage that exists among law enforcement officers all across the country."

"I hope that we also pledge to learn something from the example that they set. Because while most of us will never be asked to run straight into a hail of bullets or chase down an armed suspect on foot, we also have responsibilities to meet," Obama said.

Jerome's heroics helped clear a pattern of more than a half-dozen armed robberies, according to the national police group. Jerome said the two men have been charged with armed robbery in that incident, as well as in connection with an armed robbery crew that police were pursuing at the time.

"Sgt. Jerome has really amazed me," said his commander, Hector Rodriguez of the 25th District. "Every time there has been a hot call, an emergency situation ... he pretty much has been there before anybody else."

Jerome said he did what most of his fellow officers would have done if faced with the same situation.

"I was at the right place at the right time, and I was glad to be able to help," Jerome said. "That's what Chicago police officers do. I was honored and humbled by being in the company of these TOP COPS."

Jerome, who grew up in the western suburbs, was especially pleased to have his mother with him.

"It wasMother's Day(weekend)," he said. "President Obama hugged and kissed my mom and talked to her for a minute. She was ecstatic."