Wednesday Weapons Website of the Week: Second City Cop

second_city_copWe find it hard to believe that, for all the times we’ve quoted, cited, or just flat chortled at the Second City Cop blog, we’ve never made it Wednesday Weapons Website of the Week.

Oversight, fixed.

SCC is one of the only two websites you ever need to read to understand crime in Chicongo (and in Chicagoland generally) and why the ineffectual official response to the same has been so, well ineffectual. (The other website is

It’s because Chicago City management (Mayor and Aldermen and all their minions) and the senior appointed leadership and sucked-up-and-moved-up white shirts in the Chicago Police Department have problems with competence and character.

Competence? Yeah. Most of them couldn’t pour piss out of a boot, if the instructions were written on the heel.

Character? If Chicago ever wants to hold a reunion of its Aldermen, do you have any idea how many prison transfers would have to take place?

Of course, there’s competence and character in the Chicago Police Department, mostly in the blue shirts and in the actual, case-working, line-dog detectives. And Second City Cop is there to write about it — and about the management’s ongoing efforts to stamp it out, wherever found.

If you’re a Chicagoan, this stuff is, unfortunately, life or death for you. For the rest of us, it’s entertainment (and such entertainment!), albeit with a dash of black humor.

Second City Cop. Spend some time there and you’ll have a different angle on police work, for sure. It’s not like those TV cop shows, is it?

4 thoughts on “Wednesday Weapons Website of the Week: Second City Cop

  1. Mike_C

    >SCC is one of the only two websites you ever need to read to understand crime in Chicongo

    I’ll put in a word for as well. While it focuses on only the Wrigleyville and Boystown neighborhoods (the w and b in the site’s name) it is an informative read that doesn’t describe suspects as “a man in a red shirt” and is put together by someone(s) who can actually write.

  2. Boat Guy

    Good choice on SCC. I look in there periodically since some of the folks I love occasionally defy me and travel into Mordor. My sole comfort is that there ARE some good cops there still (though I can’t figure out why they stay).

  3. John M.

    +1 for the entertainment, education, anthropological and ethnographic value of SCC.

    -John M.

  4. Loren

    I spent an ungodly amount of time recently at O’Hare getting the GF into and out of the country.
    You know that campaign the left has been waging to convert the US into a third world pisshole?
    They won.

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