|In the background the former U Lucky Dawg soon to be Mosque|
These nifty new cop cars are manufactured at the South Side Ford Plant on Torrence Avenue within the city limits of Chicago. According to this article from The Ward Room the first shipment arrived this past December 2012, the second batch just arrived this past March. Which jives, because this writer just started noticing them a few months ago. The article goes on to say that the 15 million dollar new fleet of cop cars ordered by the city helped create 230 jobs. A win-win, the creation of these cars in our own city helps law enforcement outmaneuver the bad guys and the local economy.
Update #1 5/22/13 10:30 am - In a related story ORP (Occupy Rogers Park) was pulled from the Chevanston Twitter Feed this morning for retweeting a tweet from Occupy Chicago containing an obscenity.
"Occupy Chicago @OccupyChicago 12h
Friends don't let friends talk to undercovers. All Cops Are B@st@rds | #NATO5 pic.twitter.com/bVMhFdX1qu
Retweeted by Occupy RP Chicago"
Update #2 5/22/13 2:15 pm - establishing shots uploaded that include gas prices and to show off where else the flashing blue lights are located
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|Important to have gas prices for historical purposes|
Also notice the extra blue light by the rear view mirror
On the Ford website it states that the Interceptor replaces the Crown Victoria model which ended production last year. This model features all wheel drive, has side-curtain airbags rollover protection and are specially designed with police needs in mind. "Plus, the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ V6 twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine will deliver at least 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque across a broad rpm range" There are all sorts of new technology and features in this new model including so called "stab plates" in the back of the front seats (self explanatory as to the function), more leg room in the back for those lucky enough to be hauled downtown for further questioning, Blindspot Information System, rear view camera, and electronic stability control.
|Notice the flashing blue light by the headlights|
In the old days the only flashing blue lights were on the roof