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The [Monday] Papers

1. Oh My Gawd He's In.

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2. Unlike Seemingly Everyone Else, I Am Not Surprised Jason Van Dyke Chose A Jury Trial - Especially With The Jury He Got.

E-mail I sent to a criminal justice expert last Thursday morning:

I'd be shocked if he went for judge. His only hope is a jury, don't you think?

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Also, this thread:

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3. As I've Already Said, The Next Mayor Of Chicago Will Be A Woman Of Color.

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But Toni Preckwinkle is apparently getting pushback from what she probably thought was a campaign that would be hers to lose. Perhaps her time has passed (for a number of reasons), which is why I featured Susana Mendoza more heavily in this column.

(Reports this morning say Preckwinkle will announce later this week. Then again, she was supposed to have announced last Monday with a bunch of supporters standing behind her and that didn't happen.)

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This is also a pretty strong interview Lori Lightfoot just gave to Essence, but her task is monumentally harder without Rahm in the race - provided someone other than Bill Daley jumps in. Otherwise it just got easier!

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4. When CPS And CPD Get Together It's Twice The Mess.

"More than 70 police officers spend their days in Chicago public high schools, but the school district doesn't keep track of who they are, nor does it have an agreement with the police department dictating how they are chosen, trained and what specifically they should do," Sarah Karp reports for WBEZ.

"These are the findings of a report released Thursday by the City of Chicago Inspector General's office. The office started looking into police officers at schools after hearing from young people that they had 'extreme concerns' about arrests in schools and the potential violation of their civil rights and liberties, said Leigh Anderson, chief performance analyst for the inspector general.

"Anderson said her office was surprised there was so little basic information available about the relationship between schools and police, who have been in schools for decades. Anderson said the inspector general's office received a 2014 list of officers in the schools created by the Chicago Police Department, and it had obvious errors in it."

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The Tribune reports that "The Chicago Police Department provides no clear directives on how it selects, trains and evaluates officers assigned to patrol public schools, according to a report released Thursday from the city inspector general.

"CPD doesn't even have up-to-date staffing rosters and legal agreements with the Chicago Public Schools system for its school resource officers, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's office said.

"The department's lack of guidance and structure over school resource officers underscores what Ferguson's office describes as a 'high probability' that students get unnecessarily entangled in the criminal justice system. The IG said it urged authorities to immediately create formal standards and responsibilities for school-based police officers by the start of classes this fall."

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An excellent, must-read on this topic is Yana Kunichoff's 2017 report for the Reader. Really, really good.

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5. Spotify This
An e-mail exchange.

Me: Steven Tyler Says No More Aerosmith Songs At Trump Rallies.

Tim: Steven Tyler to Trump: No More No More Playing Aerosmith Songs at Rallies

Me: goddamit

Tim: Steven Tyler Says Playing Aerosmith Songs at Trump Rallies Is Not F.I.N.E.

Me: You should've quit while you were ahead.

Tim: Aretha Tells Trump "You Better Think" About Playing My Songs at Rallies

Me: ha ha we could go all day with this ...

Tim: I think I will!

Tom Petty Tells Trump to Stop Dragging His Song Around to Rallies

Me: oh my god ...

two more and i'm gonna make a post out of it ...

Tim: Trump Under Pressure to Stop Playing Queen Song at Rallies

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New on the Beachwood . . .

Hawk Harrelson's Swan Song As Awful As His Broadcasts
Duck snorts all the way down.

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Chicagoetry: The Single Greatest Cab Ride In The History Of The Free World
When you work there on busy summer weekends, the best thing about Navy Pier is leaving it.

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ChicagoReddit

Does anyone know anything about this oddly erotic building? I've been walking past this marketing consultant (?) for years and Google yields very little information about the building itself. Sure, sex sells and all, but this can't possibly be housing its intended occupants, right? 150 N Clinton. from r/chicago

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ChicagoGram

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ChicagoTube

Global Psychotic Disease.Siquiatlaán. Artist Nicolàs De Jesús. Chicago-Paris-New York. Ameyaltepec.

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BeachBook

The Most Honest Book About Climate Change Yet.

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How America's 'Most Reckless' Billionaire Created The Fracking Boom.

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Rural Pride: What I Learned Growing Up In Rural America.

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What Makes A Waif.

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The Secret Drug Pricing System Middlemen Use To Rake In Millions.

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Volkswagen Discontinues Beetle Again.

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Tossing A Baseball To Fans Isn't So Simple Anymore.

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How To Become A Cheesehead.

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Our Discourse. Brilliant.

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TweetWood
A sampling.

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The Beachwood Tronc Line: Open and shut.



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Posted on September 17, 2018


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