Sunday, August 21, 2005

Suburban Car Chase

Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9 (Tribune) coverage of the incident.

Channel 7 actually had footage of a woman commenting along the lines of "I thought police chases were illegal in Illinois." We know they AREN'T illegal, but rather, made onerous by many department policies. We surprised that everyone who sees blue lights in the rearview mirror doesn't flee at the drop of a hat. Does anyone think that public awareness of what we AREN'T allowed to do might provoke a backlash against politicians stopping us from doing our jobs? We're just curious.

Speaking of curious, be sure to read all the weekend posting. We are looking for more D2A results in order to create a graph of what the test results look like.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched WGN and was horrified to see the moron-of-the-day suggest something along the lines of "I don't know why all those police were chasing him for something that didn't seem that serious".

The reporter went on to note that the offender was fleeing in a carjacked vehicle with something like 4 victims inside. Of course, this was after the offender had overpowered and battered a PO.

The sooner all such idiots are moved out to the south suburbs, the better.

To help alleviate any racial element that might be implied in this comment, I would like to second Lefty's comment earlier today that Harold Washington was the best mayor of my 35 or so years. Having grown up in Mt. Greenwood, I have nothing but regret for the (partly-race-based) opposition that was instilled in me by the neighborhood during his first years. Our family turned in his favor when he showed up in the neighborhood for an inspection, and quickly followed up the inspection with Mt. Greenwood's first significant street improvements since the streets were built.

If anyone, white or black, left or right, has any reasonable alternative to Daley who most of us could agree on (no 11th or 19th ward ties whatsoever please), I'll pledge my efforts and money. God knows, anybody who can make me believe he or she has even the slightest amount of concern for the future of Chicago would be better than the jagoffs who are slowly strangling it. But I digress, having already veered sharply off topic.

8/21/2005 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My score was 140/796 on list my time on job is 7years 4months.

8/21/2005 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont chase

8/22/2005 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was that your family in car? If not dont kill yourself try to catch it...HAHA

8/22/2005 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are 016 coppers such pussies? Please do some work in 016.....

8/22/2005 01:01:00 AM  
Blogger 5uhoh said...

I have never lived or worked 016, but I know that retards like the poster above me are the reason why we, as a group, will never stand up to city hall.

8/22/2005 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You try to work in 016 . It's easy to make felony arrests on the west side, all you need to do is stop the first person you see.Any legend in their own mind can do that. We deal with kids who think they can do what ever they want because mom or dad is on the job. Not to mention the off duty cops telling their neighbors what the police HAVE do to, come transfer to 016 if you want to play that game. Lets not forget all the people we are required to send to outside district to help them with their problems leaving us short .

8/22/2005 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous NorthSide said...

"It's easy to make felony arrests on the West Side, all you need to do is stop the first person you see." - Anonymous Poster 7:32 AM/

Personally, I take exception to your specious statement. In addition, it has racist overtones.

I do sympathize with the police officers from 016 who must constantly deal with assholes who either are or related to city employees.

8/22/2005 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous RiDICKulous said...

I am nearly positive that Seneca Allen, the shitbag who ran, is wanted by Area 2 Detectives for homicide. Although the suburban officers didn't know that at the time, Seneca did. Of course, even homicide isn't all that serious in the ghetto. If you don't believe me, try doing a canvass. But the media does have a certain talent for putting the camera in front of the biggest idiot.

8/22/2005 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To northside, Don't be offnded by the 016's comments, check the official police stats fro the last 20 years. Its mot racist its factual stats.Felonies are walking and jumping into squad cars out there. why are you so sensative to the truth?

8/22/2005 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you insult us? My partner and me work 011 and make many felony arrests. It's hard and dangerous work.

8/22/2005 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you and your partner work in the same district.

8/22/2005 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Filmore Rangers who ONLY do felony arrests, and then come home to 016 and flip out about parking (which they don't do in 011), or some minor ordinance violation (what's an ANOV book?), I love you all.

8/22/2005 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If some scum bag copper has gangbanger kids still hammer the kids I dont give a shit who parents are. What are you afraid of a CR who cares. Gangbanging kids equal scumbag copeer parents. Let me guess kids are wild cause father is copper working three jobs cause he is money hungry bitch thats has to drive Escalade and mother probably is working to cause she selfish and to good to stay at home and raise kids right.....This department breeds some real worthless shallow people doesnt it?

8/22/2005 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/22/2005 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see Starks and Meeks on the ch. 7 news. They spent an hour today talking about "racial profiling" on three urban (don't I live in the city?) radio stations. Starks was giving the party line about being treated with dignity and respect. Meeks got pissed when some of the callers told him he was wrong. Then they had had some toothless fools outside protesting the station for putting Meeks on instead of them. They said this "crime" goes on every day, etc., etc. At the end the anchors were very happy that the dialogue has begun. What fucking dialogue? The cops are racist assholes dialogue? Here we go again telling mutts to resist the police. I have to go puke. Thanks Dana.

8/22/2005 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cmon- The 16th district sucks, they're Gang Team couldn't find a gangbanger if they're life depended on it. & They're tact team.......go find a garage burgler-yeah right!

8/22/2005 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

016's tac and gang team are the best thing we have going in 016 with the exception of some on 3rd watch, unfortunately the gang team is always detailed to 015, 025, 014 etc. and not around much to defend the homeland; the tac team has been doing a great job with the burglars too....

8/23/2005 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are 2 kinds of cop kids: the kids who walk the straight and narrow because they KNOW they're in trouble and embarrass the family if they misbehave, and the kids who misbehave, gangbang, and act like assholes because their cop parent always shows up to say "Hey! I'm The Police! Let the kid go!" Growing up I knew both. I see more of the latter now. Sad.

8/23/2005 02:30:00 PM  

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