‘I’ll kill you’ / Florida all up in your Chicago / Can you beat 5/8?

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‘I’ll kill you.’ Video released by Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability captures an off-duty cop shouting those words before shooting and, yes, killing a man who grabbed for her gun last month.
After firing a third and final shot, she can be heard in the video (graphic content advisory) repeating, “Didn’t I just say I’d kill you?”
She hasn’t been charged, but the man’s family is suing her and the city for $10 million.
A driver was shot and killed on the Stevenson Expressway last night, but his pregnant wife escaped injury.
Near North Side restaurateurs are up in arms about a three-man pickpocketing crew they’ve dubbed the “Puffy Coat Bandits.”

Florida all up in your Chicago. Potential presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was planning a secretive trip Monday to speak to Chicago-area police in Elmhurst …
 … putting him in the thick of Chicago’s mayoral race.
In a speech to the City Club, candidate and Ald. Sophia King proposed a 10-hour-a-day, four-day-a-week schedule for cops—giving officers three days rest and, she figures, increasing the city’s police coverage by 50%.
Following Tribune revelations earlier this month of tweets he now concedes were “harmful,” City Council candidate Mueze Bawany has lost the Democratic Socialists of America’s backing.
Ready to decide? Check the Chicago Public Square voter guide.

Who’s seeking student debt relief? Using data pried loose under a Freedom of Information Act request, Politico’s mapped which neighborhoods across the country stand to benefit most from President Biden’s still stuck-in-legal-limbo assistance program.
Insider: Under another Biden initiative, student-loan borrowers previously behind on their payments saw their conditions improve in the last quarter.

‘Extraordinary in a building where few talk about their own mental health.’ The Associated Press says Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman is winning praise for going public with his decision to check himself into the hospital for treatment of clinical depression.
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin: “I’m here for you, John.”

New York Times to staffers critical of its trans coverage: ‘Fuck you and eat shit.’ That’s columnist Luke O’Neil’s summary of the Times’ response to those who signed an open letter of protest: “We do not welcome, and will not tolerate, participation by Times journalists in protests organized by advocacy groups” …
CNN: A court filing exposes “like never before” the hypocrisy of Fox hosts—and the channel’s overlord, Rupert Murdoch—caught privately disputing Donald Trump’s assertion that the 2020 election was rigged.
CNN host Don Lemon has apologized for saying that presidential candidate Nikki Haley “isn’t in her prime.”
Former Trib TV critic—and, as a then-colleague to your Square columnist, a pioneer in the TV commentary blogging biz (2014 link)—Maureen Ryan’s first book arrives in June: Burn It Down: Power, Complicity and a Call for Change in Hollywood.

‘We already ruined America. If it means that much to you, take it.’ Columnist Lyz Lenz wearily declines to name Microsoft’s menacing Bing AI chatbot her Dingus of the Week.
ZDNET pitted ChatGPT vs. Google to see which is better at answering questions.
Advice from Jared Newman at TechHive: How to protect your privacy from streaming TV services.

Can you beat 5/8? That’s how poorly your Square columnist scored on this week’s news quiz from Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions winner Fritz Holznagel.
Brag or commiserate about your score on social media with the hashtag #TCQuiz.

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