Local Police News: April 26, 2021

April 26, 2021

7 Non-Lethal Alternatives For Police To Use Instead Of Guns [Via the Babylon Bee.  Yes, these are silly, but they might amuse you.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://babylonbee.com/news/7-non-lethal-alternatives-for-police-to-use-instead-of-guns.

Chicago Police Slam Viral Tweet, Say Twitter Won’t Remove ‘Manipulated’ Image [Just FYI, recarding social media.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-police-slam-viral-tweet-say-twitter-wont-remove-manipulated-image/2495393/ .

Chicago Tribune syndicate — may require registration. Aurora may purchase new shields for police [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-shields-st-0425-20210423-6dnfdvn2hzfvfh4uxswew2djda-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/suburbs/.

Chief Deputy Josh Hill, Bond County Sheriff’s Department [Officer Profile] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://wgel.com/salute-to-service/2021/04/chief-deputy-josh-hill-bond-county-sheriffs-department/.

City Of Chicago Sues Gary, Indiana Gun Store Westforth Sports; Claims Guns It Has Sold Ended Up In Criminals’ Hands [Not strictly police news, but the approach is interesting.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/26/city-of-chicago-sues-gary-indiana-gun-store-westforth-sports/.

COPA releases footage of March police shooting that left armed suspect dead [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/copa-releases-footage-of-march-police-shooting-that-left-armed-suspect-dead/.

Criminal Justice Review- Volume: 46, Number: 2 (June 2021)  : Table of Contents [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/cjra/46/2 .

Decatur community leader immerses herself into Decatur Police Dept., works to combat crime [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/decatur-community-leader-immerses-herself-into-decatur-police-dept-works-to-combat-crime/article_2ab59376-a321-11eb-979b-47c6b560b667.html.

Deputy Richard Pearson Named Sheriff’s Office Employee of the Quarter [Kendall Co.] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/deputy-richard-pearson-named-sheriffs-office-employee-of-the-quarter/article_0fe0f9fc-a36a-11eb-b820-e751b0135db5.html.

Effort To End Police Qualified Immunity Stalled In State House [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.wjol.com/effort-to-end-police-qualified-immunity-stalled-in-state-house/.

From Calibre Press. It’s a Matter of Time [On the time necessary to identify whether or not someone is holding an item, and then to figure out what that item is. [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.calibrepress.com/2021/04/video-its-a-matter-of-time/?utm_source=Calibre Press Newsletter .

Homewood trustees to consider budget, mark change of police department leadership [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.hfchronicle.com/article/2021/apr/25/homewood-trustees-consider-budget-mark-change-police-department-leadership.

Illinois Police Memorial [Springfield event] – Update [Via Illinois C.O.P.S.  The pandemic may delay it, but it’s expected to go forward.) [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://conta.cc/3niIzuN  .

K9 Dax Saves Man From Bleeding To Death: Police

The Lake County Sheriff’s police dog has found almost 100 people who are a danger to themselves or others. [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://patch.com/illinois/grayslake/lake-county-k-9-dax-leads-officers-unconscious-man-saves-life?utm_term=article-slot-1&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter.

Kendall County Association of Chiefs of Police Offering Scholarships [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-county-association-of-chiefs-of-police-offering-scholarships/article_7d223616-a298-11eb-bd49-a7657ff752f8.html.

Lightfoot throws Chicago police ‘under bus,’ fails to call out gang violence, alderman says [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/lightfoot-throws-chicago-police-under-bus-fails-to-call-out-gang-violence-alderman-says .

Man Charged In Northwest Side Crime Spree, After Officers Fired Shots During Arrest On Bloomingdale Trail [This is more PR and PIO news. Look at how the headline is worded.  Shots fired is makes it to the headline.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/24/santiago-leon-charged-crime-spree-logan-square-humboldt-park-bloomingdale-trail/.

On the Art of Manliness Podcast. Social Psychology Won’t Save Us [On the misinterpretation of social-scientific studies, and  how the quick fixes they seem to promise don’t work.] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/the-art-of-manliness/social-psychology-wont-save-us.

On the Coroner Talk™ Podcast, sort of. “Truth in Podcasting” [Darren Dake analyzes the Derek Chauvin verdict, and discusses truthfulness in the media, and in podcasting in particular. What’s odd about this episode is that it does not appear on the list of episodes on the Coroner Talk website.  Because it /is/ hard to find, I included the link to the MP3 file, which is how I got it.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/coronertalk/Truth_in_podcasting_.mp3?dest-id=212157.

On the Law Enforcement Today Podcast. Battling MS-13 – Retired Police Sgt. Was an Orphan Immigrant from El Salvador.[The officer’s back story — he was adopted from El Salvador as a child, and endured a lot of traumas — is inspiring.  They go on to talk about Verbal Judo, stereotypes, immersion language training, his subconscious reason for becoming a police officer, and the vicious activities of  the MS-13 gang in the United States.] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://omny.fm/shows/law-enforcement-today/battling-ms-13-retired-police-sgt-was-an-orphan-im.

On the Policing Matters Podcast. How the 30×30 initiative aims to advance women in policing [The founders of the initiative to enable police departments to recruit more female officers discuss its origins, and future plans.  Rantoul Police Department has signed on — see article elsewhere in Local Police News.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://soundcloud.com/policingmatters/how-the-30×30-initiative-aims-to-advance-women-in-policing.

On The Squad Room Podcast. Serving Those in Service with James Geering of the Behind the Shield Podcast [The guest is a former firefighter, and current author and podcaster, who originally came from England.  His perspective on some of the roots of mental health issues in unhealthy diets, the subconscious reasons some people join the public safety services, and on addiction decriminalization, are thought-provoking. And his stories of how he became a podcaster and author might inspire listeners to their own action.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.thesquadroom.net/episode134/ .

On the True Murder Podcast. Steve Daniels discusses his book /Gazing Into the Abyss/ (so far, no libraries admit to owning it), about how serial killers differ and what characteristics they share. [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.spreaker.com/user/danzupansky1/show-11924060-2021-04-06-16-03-37-01-fix.

On the Within the Trenches Podcast. Guest Edie DeVilbiss, Shape Good Habits (former dispatcher out of Colorado), talks about how she started as a dispatcher in 1983, some of the highlights of her career, why she left, and how she is working to help dispatchers now. [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://withinthetrenches.libsyn.com/within-the-trenches-ep-380 .

Pana Police Department looks for Neighborhood Watch Program volunteers [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/pana-police-department-looks-for-neighborhood-watch-program-volunteers/.

The Plano Police officially donated one of their retired squads to the [Illinois Valley Vocational Center Law Enforcement] program. [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://highschoollawenforcement.com/plano-police-donate-squad-to-le/.

Police department urges women to apply [Rantoul–and, according to their Facebook page, they  have signed on to the 30×30  initiative, as described on the Policing Matters Podcast.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.wcia.com/news/police-department-urges-women-to-apply/ .

Positions available at the ILETSB [Just FYI.  There are two available at this writing.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://illinois.jobs2web.com/search/?searchby=location&createNewAlert=false&q=&locationsearch=&geolocation=&optionsFacetsDD_customfield3=Illinois+Law+Enforcement+Training+and+Standards+Bo&optionsFacetsDD_department.

School cops temporarily removed from Chicago public high schools [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/school-cops-temporarily-removed-from-chicago-public-high-schools .

Springfield police chief earns Chief of the Year honors [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.wandtv.com/news/springfield-police-chief-earns-chief-of-the-year-honors/article_f91648a2-a24d-11eb-b766-cbde01e9a363.html.

Survey:  Understanding Work-Related Stress Among Medicolegal Death Professionals: A National Survey : Understanding Work-Related Stress Among Medicolegal Death Professionals: A National Survey [This is the survey referred to in the Coroner Talk podcast] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://forensicrti.org/understanding-work-related-stress-mdi-professionals/?fbclid=IwAR05eTElTSE7xNrL128nJBjdeKXd57kESN0vBBK6LoD2jSFooi6uC7obXnY

USDOT Federal Railroad Administration Grants and Loans [Thanks to George Graves for pointing this out.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://railroads.dot.gov/grants-loans/grants-loans .

Via Prager U. The Derek Chauvin Trial: Key Takeaways [The questions Dennis Prager raises are ones worth investigating.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://www.prageru.com/video/ep-183-the-derek-chauvin-trial-key-takeaways/  .

Virginia police officer fired after anonymous donation to Kyle Rittenhouse defense fund [Not Illinois, but the nature of the case might become important.  SLC] [Web Page].  Accessed 4-26-2021. Available at: https://wgntv.com/news/virginia-police-officer-fired-after-anonymous-donation-to-kyle-rittenhouse-defense-fund/.

 

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