ree teenage girls have been charged after Chicago police released surveillance photos showing a group of teens robbing women in downtown this month, authorities said.
The girls — two of them 15 and the other 13 — were each charged with felony counts of robbery, police said in a statement. The 13-year-old was also charged with a misdemeanor count of battery. The three were expected to appear in Cook County Juvenile Court on Friday, but it was not immediately known if they were being charged as juveniles or adults.
Police said the girls turned themselves in after they were identified in surveillance photos released earlier in the week.
In each robbery, a group of teens went up to a woman or girl and hit her in the head, police said in an alert this week. Victims were also kicked. The robbers took cellphones and backpacks containing tablets, then fled on foot.
The Chicago Police Department has canceled days off for the vast majority of its 12,000 officers through the weekend to prepare for massive crowds clogging the Wrigleyville neighborhood as the Cubs host the World Series at Wrigley Field over the weekend.Most officers will be expected to work 12-hour shifts from Friday through at Sunday – as well as Tuesday and Wednesday if the series winds up in Cleveland for the final game or two.
Officials have said more than 1,000 law enforcement officers would patrol Wrigleyville during the weekend, including Chicago police officers, uniformed and plainclothes federal agents from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, Illinois state police troopers and Cook County sheriff's deputies.
Fans can expect rotating streets closures, increased traffic enforcement, parking restrictions, random bag inspections, security checkpoints and counterfeit ticket enforcement.
After a sustained onslaught of negative publicity, you would think that Americans had lost faith in the police, but a recent poll in Philadelphia gives some insights on the regard ordinary people really have for the men and women in blue.
In the City of Brotherly Love, a whopping 72 percent of respondents to a recent Pew poll said they had either “a great deal” or “a good amount” of respect for officers, a year-on-year increase of 5 percent for the city’s peacekeepers. Sixty percent of black and 60 percent of Latino residents expressed the sentiments.
Approval ratings like these dwarf those given to political leaders, many of whom have joined in a series of afactual, inflammatory attacks, either standing silently by while the police profession was disparaged or joining in the chorus.
In the narrative being pushed by anti-cop extremists, every incident is a “pattern.”
The outcome of the tragic shooting in the Bronx will be known soon enough, but some in the media wasted no time to reach back a third of a century to cite the case of Eleanor Bumpurs to suggest an ongoing, wholesale slaughter of people at the hands of the police, carefully scrubbing the overall context of inconvenient facts. Since the Bumpurs incident in 1984, the NYPD has responded to 150 million calls, including 140,000 calls for the emotionally disturbed last year alone, with peaceful resolution almost invariably the outcome.
Irreparable damage has been done to policing as a profession. City after city faces an exodus of experienced officers who have either physically retired or mentally zoned out: 90 percent of NYPD cops would not recommend the job. Some cities are facing an epidemic of murders and shootings, while cops are less likely to engage. This sense of disorder is reflected in the same Philly poll: Public safety has catapulted to the top of the list of concerns of city residents, with 44 percent citing it as their biggest worry. Philadelphians and many other Americans are no doubt troubled by the neutering of the police.
An elite — including more than a few who believe we should abolish the police altogether — have captured an incredible amount of public attention as they relentlessly undermine one of the nation’s most vital democratic institutions.
The rule of law can only exist in a teeming city like New York through the sure knowledge that the police will be there to sort things out when innocent people are attacked or their rights trampled upon.
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PARKER — Dramatic body camera footage released on Thursday shows the moment a Parker police officer fatally shot an apparently suicidal suspect in the head as the man — heavily armed and described by his wife as “going crazy” — went on a guns-blazing rampage through his Douglas County neighborhood.
Officer Ronnie Dorrell fired the head-shot at Randy Rodick from an AR-15 assault-style rifle while crouched behind a civilian’s SUV about 30 yards away. Rodick was killed, ending the harrowing encounter last month that left a Douglas County sheriff’s detective critically wounded.
Dorrell’s aim was so astounding that at least one person who first approached Rodick after he was fatally wounded thought the man had committed suicide.
“To be in that moment and to have the presence of mind with all that is going — to know that there is an officer down, to know that people are being shot at, to know that this guy is armed to the hilt — to be able to stop yourself, take in that sight picture, slow your breathing and pull that trigger one time and end this thing,” 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler told reporters at a Thursday morning news conference.
“That is an amazing shot,” Brauchler said. “That kept this from turning this I think into something far worse.”
The off-duty sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a man on a killing spree inside a Massachusetts home and mall five months ago is speaking out as officials release their final report on the deadly rampage.
Bristol County District Attorney’s Office says investigators found that Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. James Creed was “clearly justified” in shooting and killing Arthur DaRosa, who had killed Patricia Slavin inside her Taunton home and George Heath at the Taunton Silver City Galleria mall on May 10.
Lt. Creed was off-duty as he was having dinner with his wife at the Bertucci’s inside the mall when he saw a commotion.
Lt. Creed said he quickly realized it was much more than that after DaRosa fatally stabbed Heath. He quickly grabbed his badge and withdrew his firearm and gave DaRosa commands to drop the knife and get on the ground.
That’s when he says DaRosa focused on him and started charging, saying, “We’re both going to die today.”
Three in four Americans (76%) say they have “a great deal” of respect for the police in their area, up 12 percentage points from last year and just one point away from the all time high. The poll was taken from October 5-9, 2016.
In addition to the large majority of Americans expressing “a great deal” of respect for their local police, 17% say they have “some” respect while 7% say they have “hardly any.”
Gallup has asked this question nine times since 1965. The percentage who say they respect the police is significantly higher now than in any measurement taken since the 1990’s and is just one point below the high of 77% recorded in 1967. Solid majorities of Americans have said they respect their local law enforcement in all polls conducted since 1965.
In contrast, Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32% saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percentage points from last year and only beat by America’s opinion of Congress which is at 18%.
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Trooper Timothy Pratt had pulled his patrol vehicle over at the entrance to the station to check out a tractor-trailer parked in the median. Keeler says the 30-year veteran was struck by a vehicle when he stepped out of his cruiser.
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A cop had just been attacked by a cleaver-swinging maniac in Midtown. The suspect was now on the run.
“Talk to me Goose,” pilot Derin De Vuono said to co-pilot Anthony Daniels, quoting Tom Cruise’s mantra from “Top Gun” as he pushed forward the controls of the $10 million Bell 429 patrol copter.
They put the helicopter down in Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn just long enough for a refuel, and shot to the skies over Herald Square at about 150 mph.
They made the trip in four minutes and spent another 45 looking for a needle in a haystack, but fortunately for all involved, the suspect was captured at street level.
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