Drug enforcement efforts involving Evanston police are getting some national television exposure.

The police have been working for several months with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department on a large drug enforcement effort.

A part of the overall investigation was filmed in Evanston for an MSNBC series called “The Squeeze.”

A segment including footage from Evanston airs at midnight tonight on MSNBC.  Here’s a clip showing a portion of the segment shot on Evanston.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Full show re-run

    The full show will be repeated on MSNBC at 1 a.m. Saturday, November 26th. A chance to see our police in action and partnered with Cook County Sheriff police.

  2. I watched this

    I watched this and I finally saw my tax dollars be spent in an exceptional way.

    Evanston police and fire departments are top notch.


    1. Government thugs

      good use of tax dollars???  Spending all those billions to arrest and incarcerate thousands of nonviolent drug and firearm violaters?  Can you imagine if our founders were alive today to witness what happened to their free country???  From the glowing comments here, it seems obvious that Americans sure love to be ruled, and treated like petulent children.  This show is aweful.  It glamorizes the thugish tactics of millitarized, tax feeders that seem better suited to the gestapo, than the midwest.  I saw an episode where they shot an unarmed fleeing man, and didn't even get so much as a repramand.  What's more, they were laughing and celebrating while this poor guy was crying out.

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