Chicago - Apr. 21, 2017
Music TV Politics Sports Books People Places & Things
 
Must-See TV
Army Of Darkness
ElRey
5 p.m.
A discount-store employee is time-warped to a medieval castle, where he is the foretold savior who can dispel the evil there. Unfortunately, he screws up and releases an army of skeletons. (tvguide.com)
Weather Derby
Tribune: 51/37
Sun-Times: Ferro/McKinney
Weather Channel: 44/41
Ntl Weather Service: 54/43
BWM*: 82/12
Beachwood Bookmarks
K-Tel Classics
WKRP in Cincinnati
So You've Decided To Be Evil
St. Paul Saints
Nye's Polonaise Room
The Arcata Eye
Roadside USA
This Day In . . .
Onion History
Weird Al History
Baseball History
Beachwood History
History History
Spy Magazine History
#OnThisDate History
Chicago
Indicted!
Under Suspicion
Find Your Towed Car
Cable TV Complaints
Freedom of Information
The Expired Meter
The Mob & Friends
Stolen Bike Registry
O'Hare Music Tracker
Rats
Report Corruption (city)
Report Corruption (state)
Beyond
Scoundrels, State
Scoundrels, Federal
The Odds
Random Flight Tracker
Casting Calls
Cosmic Log
Buy Stamps
Beachwood Blogroll
A Handy List
Beachwood Ethics Statement
How We Roll
Today's Horoscope
Liberties will be taken.
Do We Sudoku?
No, but we do do moose stuff, and that can be anything you want it to be. Except Sudoku.
Losing Lottery Numbers
8, 25, 39
Daily Affirmation
I am open and receptive to new avenues of income. (louisehay.com)
Ellie
Knowing that a person may be unwittingly in danger of an assault imposes a moral duty to warn them.
Now Playing
Psychodrama/Marshall Law
Letters to the Editors
FAQ
About
Tip Line
"The Papers" archive
RSS
Beachwood Link Buttons
Media Kit/Advertising
 

The [Wednesday] Papers

"More city leaders and activists are deciding to reject an invitation from the mayor's office to attend the city's 29th Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Breakfast," NBC Chicago reports.

Bishop James Dukes will also not be attending, saying: "I don't think that it's time for us to have this Kumbaya breakfast without having a sit-down talk."

"We're not entertaining any of the mayor's efforts to pacify," said activist Jedidiah Brown, who also turned down the invitation. "We don't want breakfast, we want justice. We don't want pancakes and eggs we want resources."

The mayor has even lost one of his biggest campaign endorsers:

UPDATE 11:31 A.M.: Pfleger says he decided he wouldn't participate a year ago, not in response to current calls for boycotting the breakfast.

Also adding:

*

Here's the NBC Chicago report.

-

Cop Shop
"The Chicago police officer who fatally shot a teen who allegedly swung a bat at him and the 55-year-old neighbor mistakenly caught up in the incident was a rookie cop just three years ago, the Tribune has learned.

At his graduation ceremony from the police academy in March 2013, Robert Rialmo told the Tribune he didn't know what to expect with his first assignment on foot patrol in the Austin police district.

"I really don't know what to expect," said the fresh-faced officer, then 23. "I'm really anxious, I'm nervous, I'm excited, all of the above."

See, it turns out the cop was quoted in a Trib article three years ago, so they give you the quotes. What they don't do is provide a link to the damn thing. Here. I've been doing this for 10 years. Christ.

*

There's apparently accompanying video of Rialmo, but it doesn't show up for me and the link for that alone has been moved.

*

Is it ethical to name the officer at this juncture? Generally I'm opposed to naming suspects before or until they are charged. However, in the case of Jason Van Dyke, for example, the Tribune learned last April that he had a history of citizen complaints. That's legit. Not sure we've learned anything useful about Rialmo here, though.

-

The Beachwood Radio Hour #70: What The Laquan McDonald E-Mails Really Show
First and foremost, the e-mails show how Rahm's media shop manipulates outwitted reporters. Also: How City Hall spun settlement negotiations over the release of the infamous video, and allegations of witness coercion. With Show Notes.

-

CPD Systems Fail
"Like many law enforcement agencies, the Chicago Police Department has an early intervention system that is supposed to flag officers at risk of serious misconduct and provide them with training and support to get on the right track," the Chicago Reporter found last month. (I'm just catching up with this now.)

"But of 162 Chicago police officers with 10 or more misconduct complaints in the past four years, just one was enrolled in the department's program as of October, according to a Chicago Reporter analysis of data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request."

Sometimes the systems are in place, but the will is not.

"Overall, there were just 11 officers enrolled in CPD's two primary early intervention programs, out of more than 12,000 sworn officers in the department - the nation's second-largest law enforcement agency.

"Those numbers defy belief," said Samuel Walker, an emeritus professor at the University of Nebraska, and a leading national expert on police early intervention systems. "It says the system isn't working and is designed not to work."

Other problems: the FOP contract (natch) and data collection. Go read the whole thing.

-

St. Louis Fans Rammed (Again)
City loses its football team for second time. Fans pissed.

Showmen's Rest & The 1918 Hammond Circus Train Wreck
In suburban Forest Park, a burial plot for clowns, trapeze artists, strongmen, bareback riders, acrobats, roustabouts - and the victims of one of the most tragic circus disasters in history.

-

BeachBook

*

*

-

TweetWood
Today in hate-reads.

-

The Beachwood Tip Line: Wholesale therapy.



Permalink

Posted on January 12, 2016


MUSIC - The Week In Chicago Rock.
TV - Trump's Disastrous FCC Chair.
POLITICS - Filing: Walmart CEO Made $22.4 Million Last Year.
SPORTS - Canada Cuts Youth Hockey Injuries In Half.

BOOKS - America, We Need To Talk.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Beachwood Photo Booth: Wyoming, Michigan.


Search The Beachwood Reporter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Email:

Follow BeachwoodReport on Twitter



Beachwood Radio!


Ask Me Anything!