Thursday, July 24, 2014

READLING LIST: A Couple Of Recommendations

Two Three good ways to spend a commute:

• The Tribune's Rex W. Huppke's write up on "turning points" would be a wise investment of three minutes.

• Former cop Bob Zuley continues his outstanding coverage of Jacob Klepacz's death with reports on last week's arrest in the case. Zuley's crime reporting for the Inside group of community papers went to a new level with his work on Jacob's story. Paper copies are in area stores and online subscriptions are $10 per year.

• How often do we hear someone—usually an alderman—dismiss violent crime as "gang related," as if that should somehow ease minds? Or "the offenders weren't from this neighborhood" as if that should, too. Bill Savage's column about dismissing crime in one's neighborhood as being some other neighborhood's problem should be required reading.  He's over at Crain's Chicago Business.
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7 comments:

  1. I never found Huppke funny or insightful. If it wasn't for Peter Nickeas singlehandedly making the Tribune look competent I would be actively cheering for their demise.

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    1. I actually find Huppke's articles a breath of fresh air. He's very thoughtful and an amazing writer. His role is completely different than Pete Nickeas who is also very good.

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  2. Bill O'Reilly had another excellent story last night on the out of control crime in Chicago. He correctly puts the root of the problem squarely on Rahmy and his puppet police chief. It would be nice to see the local media put as much effort into covering the out of control crime.

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  3. Mike Tobin, who is based here, had a piece on how the Navy is training corpsman at Stroger because it has the most gunshot victims outside of a foreign war zone. Do we get a gold medal or the Smith & Wesson Cup for that?

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    1. Wow. I wish this was plastered on a billborad. And thrown up in Rahmy,Stupid's & Twinkle-toe's faces every day.

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    2. Watch it here. Tobin lives in Lakeview.

      http://video.foxnews.com/v/3690819064001/military-medics-keep-skills-sharp-working-in-hospitals/#sp=show-clips

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    3. If you're a corpsman, ER doc or a trauma surgeon, you're going to get one hell of an education at Stroger. That's where you want to be trained.

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