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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

McNally's bar owner gives unwelcoming feelings to blacks

February 24, 2014
Let’s cut right to the chase, the title says it all. Mike Cummings, the owner of McNally’s (11136 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL) and a Chicago Police Officer, in a drunken rant had the audacity to openly state, “there are too many black people in here” referring to Sunday (Feb. 23, 2014) morning at approximately 12:03am.
Have you ever walked into a room and knew that all eyes were on you? Well, I have experienced that many times in my life. As a young black well-educated, professional male, I have seen my share of uncomfortable situations; however, Saturday, February 22, 2014 is definitely one that will be remembered. I have been in Catholic school most of my life and an active participant in the performing arts. As a result, I have experienced being one of few blacks in a group. This is why I was comfortable agreeing to be the only black member of a band of great musicians. It was the music that drew us together and therefore we all agreed that race would not be an issue. This changed dramatically for all parties involved when we booked a gig at McNally’s.
“Reprieve Blues Band“ is a new and exciting Chicago Blues Band. The McNally’s booking marked only my second engagement with the band. Understandably, I invited family, friends and members of various organizations with which I am affiliated to come support me, hear some great music, and have a good time. The other members of the band did the same. We were scheduled for a 10pm-1am block. The place was already full by 9:15pm. By 10:30, the place was packed. People of all social, economic and racial classes were shoulder-to-shoulder enjoying a cold cocktail and live music. Just after midnight we finished our second of three sets. It was during this break that I was informed that we would be packing up and going home. The owner, who was visibly inebriated at the bar, explained that he was shutting down our performance because there were  in the bar. He handed over our compensation and made it clear that he was shutting it down.
There are so many things inherently wrong in this story. First, a member of the Chicago Police Department (Michael Cummings, McNally’s owner) spread this hatred. It is offensive that this type of blatant bigotry is still on display in 2014. It is offensive that a business owner would be visibly inebriated and insulting paying customers while the doors of his business are still open. It is offensive that such disrespect would be shown to the band that filled the establishment with paying customers on a Saturday night, this further demonstrates Michael Cummings’ hubris. Notwithstanding these offenses, it is most offensive that some people would pretend that this is an isolated issue that does not demand attention.  This owner thought there were too many black people in his bar. This same owner has been charged with the duty to serve and protect ALL people. It is clear that these type of people do not deserve the honor to serve this city or this country. Where does this bigotry end if we do not stand up and demand what is right for ALL people? How can we sit back or do nothing? What happened to me Saturday night could happen to you or someone you love. Telling  not to support this establishment is exactly what he wants so we have to do one better. We have to spread the word and pass this message along to everyone we know.  We have to expose Mike Cummings for the racist he is and let everyone know what McNally’s is really about. Will you be part of the problem or the solution?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rich town nose in the air Orland Park Suspends 2 cops for Insensitive comments

Orland Park Police chief who took a bullet for Ronald Ragen suspended two cops that spoke their mind and exercised their first amendment right . Two Orland Park police officers have been suspended without pay for 30 days for making comments Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy described as “unprofessional and insensitive.”

In a conversation after a routine traffic stop, recorded on a patrol car’s dashboard camera, the officers used a phrase that “could be harmful and hurtful to people,” McCarthy said. The officers are not being named.

Attorney Don Perry said he obtained a copy of the video to prepare for a client’s DUI case about a week ago. He ran across the conversation while watching video of an earlier traffic stop and said he was offended by what he heard.

“I’d describe it as racially insensitive and inappropriate,” said Perry, of Orland Park. “These are people in a position of power, and if that’s their attitude, it makes you wonder, whether subliminal or not, if people they pull over are going to receive fair treatment.”

Perry said he questioned one of the officers about the conversation during his client’s trial Feb. 14, but he had no other contact with the Orland Park Police Department.

McCarthy said he was disappointed and upset when he learned of the video and heard the conversation after the trial. The officers were suspended later that day.

“This is a professional department and we hold employees to high standard,” he said.

Orland Park police declined to release a copy of the video.

The video was recorded in December but no one in the department watched it until last week, McCarthy said.

Though Orland Park police review videos of traffic stops, with officers making 24,000 traffic stops a year it can be hard to keep up, McCarthy said.

McCarthy said 30-day suspensions were rare in the department, but though some called the punishment hefty, he considered it appropriate.

“It was a tough decision, but the right decision,” he said.

Cop fires gun in police station located at 18th S. State

A sergeant accidentally fired his gun in the Central District police station in the South Loop, hitting a water pipe that leaked for two hours while police waited on city engineers.

The gun went off around 9:40 p.m. Monday in the Chicago Alternative Policing (CAPS) office at the district station at 18th and State streets, according to police. No one was injured, but officers noticed a trickle of water from the first-floor ceiling that turned into a gushing stream. The downpour ruined computers and desks, but a damage estimate wasn't immediately available.

The water was turned off overnight and prisoners in the station's holding area were transferred to the police station at 51st Street and Wentworth Avenue, police said. Twelve men and three women were transferred.

Police said the sergeant will likely face discipline within the department. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Obama tells Fox news the government is going to take our guns

Obama's Secret Service agent left the detail to tell you the truth of Obama

Obama Impeachment charges

Obama signs NDDA in 2012 that violates your Constitutional rights and Congress approved

January 1, 2012
President Obama, who pledged to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, has signed it.
Of course his promise was only for public consumption. After all, lying to your enemy is what invading corporate takeover armies do.
It was the Obama administration all along that demanded the indefinite detention provisions be added while at the same time telling the America people he was fighting to protect their rights.
President Obama signed on Saturday the defense authorization bill, formally ending weeks of heated debate in Congress and intense lobbying by the administration to strip controversial provisions requiring the transfer of some terror suspects to military custody.
"I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists," Obama said in a statement accompanying his signature.
The White House had originally threatened to veto the $662 billion bill, considered must-pass legislation, over the language that requires mandatory military custody for suspects linked to al-Qaida or its affiliates, even if they are captured in the U.S. Just before the House and Senate passed the bill comfortably, the White House said it would support the bill’s compromise language that, as tweaked by conference committee, would not impede the administration’s ability to collect intelligence or incapacitate dangerous terrorists.
Still, administration officials have admitted publicly the final provisions were not the preferred approach of this administration.
Responding to the White House’s concerns that the provisions would limit the flexibility of law-enforcement and counterterrorism officials, lawmakers added written assurances the bill would not affect existing waivers of the FBI or any other domestic law-enforcement agency. They also gave the president the authority to waive the military-detention provisions, and dropped language requiring military tribunals for all cases.
Many Democrats and human-rights groups have decried the bill’s language that would allow indefinite detention for suspected terrorists without a trial--including Americans arrested in the United States. Supporters of the detainee provisions argue that the bill merely codifies existing law as it applies to Americans and legal resident aliens, as they retain the right to challenge their detention in court.
The bill also sets in motion strong sanctions against Iran’s Central Bank, in an attempt to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program, by impeding Iran’s ability to process payments for the roughly $90 billion in oil and gas it sells each year. The measures, which would penalize any foreign financial institution that does business with the central bank, sparked threats by Iranian officials to cut off access to the Strait of Hormuz, which could block transportation of most oil exports from the Persian Gulf.
The administration retains a national security waiver for the sanctions – and one to waive the petroleum sanctions if it determines there isn’t enough global supply to offset the lost Iranian oil – but has said it opposes being held to a timeline that could fragment to the international coalition working to isolate Iran or potentially spike oil prices.

Police demands a arrest quota and ticket quota

DC Police Detective Pulls gun in a snowball fight

DC Cop pulls his firearm out on a crowd of 50 people for fighting with snowballs. Is this Detective out of his fucking mind.  

80 Year old man hold a 22 was killed in bed by Sheriff's Department in L.A.

On the morning of June 27, 2013, 80-year old Eugene Mallory was shot and killed in his own bed by police executing a search warrant for methamphetamines.
The raid was based on a no-knock warrant, meaning deputies enter the home literally without knocking. As events unfolded, the circumstances under which the shooting occurred are the subject of some dispute.
Reason reports:
Deputies approached the house, and what happened next is where things get murky. The deputies said they announced their presence upon entering and were met in the hallway by the 80-year-old man, wielding a gun and stumbling towards them. The deputies later changed the story when the massive bloodstains on Mallory’s mattress indicated to investigators that he’d most likely been in bed at the time of the shooting. Investigators also found that an audio recording of the incident revealed a discrepancy in the deputies’ original narrative:
That discrepancy was the timing of when the instruction to “drop the gun” was given. Upon listening to the recording, the command from shooter Sgt. John Bones appears to have come after he opened fire, fatally shooting Mallory six times.
Mallory never fired a weapon, and no methamphetamines were found in his home.
The video above paints a frightening picture of an average citizen with no criminal record who ended up dead in a situation that should not have occurred in the first place. This raid was initiated by a self-proclaimed expert who determined the home was the site of illegal drug manufacturing based on the “strong odor of chemicals” he detected coming from the area.
As Glenn Reynolds at says: “No-knock raids should be executed at the government’s peril, and only when someone’s life is reasonably believed to be in immediate danger.”
Mallory was a retiree. An elderly man, hard of hearing, who apparently did not understand who was invading his home armed to the teeth. It was a highly tense and very dangerous situation.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s department declined to respond to requests for comment from Reason.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Deputies receive 2.4 Million on a bet they made with Dart on the Superbowl or was it because they supported his opponent

The Cook County Board is expected to settle a federal lawsuit brought by 21 deputies who allege Sheriff Tom Dart retaliated against them because they backed his political opponent when he was running sheriff in 2006.
The deputies, who will split the $2.4 million settlement after the board votes on the matter next Wednesday, were members of an elite-but-troubled unit that specialized in quelling inmate disturbances. But they also drew headlines for rough treatment of inmates, said Dart spokeswoman Cara Smith, who described the settlement as “outrageous.”

17 year old animal locked up by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force

A 17-year-old boy was ordered held without bail after being charged a Dec. 2013 shooting in the South Shore neighborhood that left a 21-year-old man dead and another man wounded, officials said.
Tyree Brannon was charged as an adult with first-degree murder in a Dec. 10 shooting in the 7000 block of South Paxton Avenue. The shooting left 21-year-old Deonte Womack dead and a 22-year-old man with gunshot wounds, Cook County prosecutors said.
Brannon appeared before Circuit Court Judge Israel Desierto who ordered him held without bail.
In court, Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Jamie Santini said that in December Womack and the other victim were at the address on Paxton when they were approached by Brannon and an uncharged person.
Brannon was armed with a loaded gun and approached Womack and the other man. Brannon, who was known by name by his victims, demanded property, said Santini.
Womack refused and tried to walk away, Santini said. In response, Brannon fatally shot Womack several times including gunshot wounds to his head and jaw, Santini said.
The other victim was also shot by Brannon and sustained wounds to his hand, leg and shoulder, Santini said. After the shooting Brannon and the other offender fled the scene. Brannon had the weapon and was spotted by witness burying the weapon in the snow, Santini said. The weapon was found by police.
Prosecutors said both victims were armed. Womack still had his gun in his waist band. The surviving victim took the gun from his waistband and threw it to the ground after he was shot. The weapons were recovered.
The surviving victim was able to identify Brannon as the person who shot him and Womack, Santini said. Brannon was arrested on Feb. 13.
Brannon implicated himself in the Womack's killing. He admitted being armed with a loaded gun and shooting Womack and the other man, Santini said.
Agents of the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested the boy Thursday, according to the Chicago Police Department.
In addition to the murder charge, he is charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm and a parole violation.
He has an extensive juvenile record prosecutors said. In 2009 he received two years juvenile probation after being found guilty of robbery, a 2010 conviction for possession of a controlled substance, a 2011 battery and a 2012 aggravated unlawful use of a weapon conviction.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

ISRA-NEWS: Hinsdale, Elmhurst residents seek concealed carry permits

The new concealed carry law is having an impact in Hinsdale and Elmhurst where police, first-responders, and other officials are looking at changes in how they do things as a result of the law.
To date, 43 residents of Hinsdale have applied to the Illinois State Police for the permits. The number of applicants is 144 in Elmhurst.  Hinsdale Police Chief Brad Bloom said the number of residents who've requested the permits surprised him.
"I thought it would be much less. I didn't think that many would be interested," he said.
The applicants represent a diverse pool of both men and women, who range in age from 23 to 77, he said.
The Illinois State Police review the applications and let local police know who's applied. The process for a resident to be approved includes fingerprinting, a photograph, and 16 hours of training by a certified instructor.
Bloom said applicants must have or be seeking a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. While state police handle the background checks, local police have a 30-day period during which they can object to an application. He said a history of domestic violence, threatening behavior or mental illness could be reasons for objection.
"There are things the state is not aware of that we are aware of," Bloom said.
Hinsdale police are still reviewing applications and have not yet objected to anyone who has filed, said Deputy Chief Mark Wodka.
Decals with the red banned sign over handguns have been posted in both towns at places such as libraries and fire stations where guns are not allowed.
In Elmhurst, Deputy Police Chief Jim Kveton said he's not alarmed by the number of applicants.
"I don't think is surprises me. We have 45,000 residents so that's a small amount."
Jodi Sennett, who works in the records department, said Elmhurst police have not yet reviewed all 144 applicants, but said they have objected to one applicant because that person has had five or more arrests in the last seven years.
"That's one of the objections (police can use)," she said.
Kveton said Elmhurst police are looking at changing training to handle the possibility of responding to more incidents where a person may be armed.
"We have to prepare ourselves. We have to be a little more careful in those situations," he said.
Elmhurst Fire Chief Jeff Bacidore said his department is mulling its response procedures. A change the department is considering will be to ask people when they respond and are taking them to the hospital to leave their gun behind.
"If a patient will not leave their weapon we will consider it a refusal of treatment," he said. "It's just too dangerous."

In a case where a person is unconscious he said the department is looking at placing the gun in a locked box on the ambulance, though ambulances and fire stations are places where concealed handguns are not allowed in Elmhurst.
"This is a hard one," said Bacidore. "I'm uncomfortable having them (firefighters) handle guns because they're not trained for that."
In the vast majority of incidents, he said police are also responding with the fire department, and could handle a gun if it falls out of someone's pocket or is revealed when emergency responders cut away a person's clothing.
"Ninety-nine point nine percent of them time they are with us on a call so they'd secure it and take it to the police department," Bacidore said.
Bloom said he doesn't expect the first permits to be issued until March or April.


UPDATE: So some of you hate this list, right? But it sure got you and others communicating about the candidates and this election. One could say, "FIRED UP!"
I don't care who you vote for... I care that you talk about it and vote! 
I believe in checks and balances - so I rather have elected officials from different slates

PRESIDENT - Bill Dougherty

First Vice President: ?

Second Vice President: Frank DiMaria

Third Vice President: Danny Gorman

Recording Secretary: Greg Bella

Financial Secretary: Mike D'Andrea

Treasurer: John T. Capparelli

Sergeant at arms: Nick Duckhorn  -  Al Francis  -  Joseph Rizzi

Trustees: They want you to pick 17
Ken Hauser
Allen J. Jaglowski
Rich King
Tom Lonergan
Tim Murphy
Dan Stover 
Dan Trevino
Mike Voight