Sunday, May 04, 2008

Maybe they have room for a like minded DA!

Cops May Get Assault Weapons in Chicagostan Arming officers with assault rifles would make Chicago look like a developing nation.

Fifty-four shootings in two weekends. Shot-up bodies recovered in groups of three and five. Is this Ramadi? Basra? No.

Welcome to Chicago.

After a recent outbreak of gun-related violence, Mayor Richard Daley is now pushed into supporting a plan by new Police Superintendent Jody Weis to arm 13,000 Chicago police officers with assault rifles. Depending on how many weapons are eventually deployed, this may develop into the largest militarization of police patrol officers in United States history. If the department arms 10,000 of their officers with M4s, the police will have 9,900 more assault rifles in Chicago than the U.S. Marines presently have in Fallujah, Iraq.
h/t: KT

Paul Gallegos would fit right in.

15 comments:

  1. Maybe Paul should go to Fallujah? EVEN CHICAGO WOUD BE NICE, IF HE DIDN'T COME BACK.

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  2. Hell, Russia would be nice if he didn't come back!
    D.

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  3. Barrack Obama hails from Chicago. I'm sure he's all for it.

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  4. Hey Rose when I look up some old posts (Helund ect.) I can't view comments. Can they no longer be viewed?

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  5. There must be some activity on the Hedlund case - all of a sudden alot of searches for Hedlund, pot busts and Kite finds a feather... what's up?

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  6. But, But ...they have gun control laws in Chicago...there just CAN"T be any gun violence.

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  7. oh thats right bad guys don't follow the law.

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  8. The image of Paul wannabeRambo is priceless...can you do one of Wendy Chaitan, Carolyn Ruth and Kirk Girard???? Please?? Then we can sell them on the street...

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  9. Now I just want to kick Jason Singleton's ASS! Forcing AC to shut down because the building is old and not up to ADA is absurd. Like there aren't a bunch of other fast food places to eat.

    Yes Rose, I know you were bitching about this creep earlier but I didn't get it. This guy is a blood sucking parasite. He gives even liars for hire a bad name.

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  10. He makes Stoen and Yougofree seem benign by comparison.

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  11. he also hit Central Station in McTown and 6- Rivers. People who come in dont't care if its fixed just want settlement and guess what-Singleton is lawyer. A real piece of shit.

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  12. He got Toni's too. Hit's little businesses that can't afford to fight, not that there is any fight, he gets tens of thousands just for sending a letter and none of that includes the actaual fixing the problem.

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  13. Access and dollars Journal March 01

    ARMED WITH THE 10-YEAR-OLD AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, attorneys for the disabled have been breaking down barriers to access -- and collecting big fees in the process. No one knows for sure exactly how many lawsuits have been filed on behalf of clients in Humboldt County since the law took effect in 1993 because they are usually settled out of court before they ever go to trial. And once a case is settled, the parties are usually prevented from commenting publicly about it.

    What is clear is that the number of ADA lawsuits is increasing, the targets of the lawsuits are changing, and attorneys welcome these types of suits in part because they always get paid.

    At first the defendants tended to be deep-pocket corporate chain stores, restaurants and motels, including those operated by franchisees. Among the known past lawsuit targets are Gottschalk's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Marie Callender's, Days Inn and the former Thunderbird Inn (Best Western) -- all in Eureka. More recently defendants have included government agencies; there are pending lawsuits against the county, College of the Redwoods and the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District. And at least one non-profit is on the list, the Eureka Chamber of Commerce.

    But the lawsuits against locally owned, private businesses with no deep pockets -- including at least one mom-and-pop operation -- are what has the business community quaking in its boots. No one is immune. Defendants with pending or recently settled ADA action include the Broadway Cinema, Café Marina, Mad River Community Hospital -- and the tiny Café Waterfront in Old Town Eureka....

    ...When an ADA suit lands on your desk, a business owner does not have a lot of options. You either negotiate and settle -- or you fight and then settle. In extremely rare cases, the battle makes it to court.

    A court fight is rare for a very good reason. The cases are virtually bullet-proof -- impossible to fight -- and defendants absorb all of the costs: They pay their own attorney, the plaintiff's attorney, court costs and the cost to correct items out of compliance. The lawyer for the plaintiff does not work on a contingency basis, a suit where they only get a share of successful settlements. They are paid regardless as long as there is a demonstrated violation....
    read the rest...

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  14. "The stuff that Singleton brought forth was so minute," said Johnson. "One thing was a grab bar that was 1/8th of an inch too low. Another was the location of a light that blinks when the fire alarm is going off in case a person is deaf. I think it was supposed to be something like 48 inches from the floor, and it was 52.

    "Then there was a problem with the table lamp," Johnson said. "The knob that you turn it on with was supposed to be 5/8ths of an inch in circumference for people who have arthritis and such, and it was only 3/8th of an inch."

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