Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Strangers Among Us

We check our site twice a day, sometimes thrice. And we always take a look at the site meter to see what kind of traffic we're getting. We usually average between 20 and 50 visitors an hour. Imagine our surprise when we saw the hit counter spiking at over 300 hits during the 2PM period and trailing off over the next couple of hours after 1,000 visitors hit us in 6 hours. A little backtracking shows what happened.

Someone told a site called "The Raw Story" about our 10 October post entitled "They Grow up so Fast." The subject was the two-year-old child who shot the four-year-old in North Lawndale. In an example of creative headline writing, their story was entitled "Chicago 'Cop' slurs 4 year old latino on blog." Evidently, they failed to read (A) our bio which clearly states we are a Cop, not a 'Cop' (B) the tagline of our blog (sarcasm and silliness from a windy city cop) (C) the follow up post two days later whereby we recount that the latin king uncle was storing multiple guns at the home and (D) the tenor of the post where we were actually making fun of the lack of weapon discipline prevalent in the gang banger culture whereby a two-year-old child can get a hold of a loaded weapon and harm another child.

So on one hand, we are amused and not a little proud that we have topped 1,400 visitors (and still climbing) today. We are also amused that someone thought it necessary to misrepresent the intent of our postings and inadvertently directed 1,000 people who never would even have known of this blog to give us a look (thanks for that whoever you are). We are also going to take pains to note that this is and continues to be A PUBLIC BOARD, open to anyone with a computer. We are most heartened that the 1,000 people who visited the board must be more intelligent than "The Raw Story" gives them credit for as we have yet to see a disparaging comment about our readers, our job, our blog and our crabby pants comments.

UPDATE: 1,500 hits as of 2040 hours - getting hits from all over the country, Europe, Asia and Australia. Hi Everyone!!

UPDATE: 1,600 as of 2200 hours and still climbing. Yowza.


Blogger Shadi said...

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10/19/2005 08:42:00 PM  
Blogger Shadi said...

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10/19/2005 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow the FOP has gotten their website updates to Monday...someone should tell them its Wednesday.

10/19/2005 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

‹^› ‹( •¿• )› ‹^›

10/19/2005 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nyah..........nyah? You gotta be f-ing kidding me. How old are you anyway? Go away and grow up. Post your childish dribble on your own site.

10/19/2005 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

Counting heads, kicking ass & takin' names!

Daze all love ta hate on da Poleeses.

But SCC & daBoyz just playin' em. And day keeps comin!

It's officially Houston this Saturday at the Cell.

10/19/2005 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sAHDY IS leftiasthebest we all know it quit denying it shady.

10/19/2005 10:51:00 PM  
Blogger Shadi said...

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10/19/2005 11:02:00 PM  
Blogger Shadi said...

Jeez- just pre-empting those nattering naybobs 4 once...any- It ain't me babe Okay... A good thing about having a Blogger handle- you can delete yer own posts... (see above...) Good Night und Gut Schlafen!

- NOT Lefty! (Hell, you think anyone could simulate writng this poorly? LITB writes well as previously noted elsewhere... And I'm obsessed with the coming White House Scandal- he seems not to care- `tis passing strange...!)

10/19/2005 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous PC Police said...

We're being invaded by liberals who can voice their opinions as long as you don't. Just one more unhappy citizen...or is it leftisthebest?

Will the true lefty please stand up.

Please say hi to richie for me.

10/19/2005 11:32:00 PM  
Blogger Uranium Jones said...

for the record, rawstory is really a decent site but they have trouble with writing headlines. Actually they suck at writing headlines.

10/20/2005 12:39:00 AM  
Blogger Fenian28 said...

I like how this Raw Story claims to be an "alternative" news site. Why don't we call a spade a spade and call it what it is, a liberal piece of garbage that trashes the police.

10/20/2005 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

To the 10:51 poster:
for the umteenth time, I am not Shady, or Tim, or any of the other aliases of which he is known. Never met the guy, but I'd still buy him a beer at the pub and give him that secret Socialist handshake true leftists know.

To the 11:32 poster:
naw that is not my blogsite, wouldn't even know how to set up one. Unlike far Southwest and Northwest side officers who voted for Richie, even for State's Attorney, I never voted for the goof.

10/20/2005 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good the more hits to expose your racism! And If you are a open, public blog quit deleting posts! Be happy about the hits - they wont last - doubt the blog will either. But i am sure your racism (sacrcasim ans silliness) What a ignorant piece of crap!

10/20/2005 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are some strange ones posting here. You can tell who are not cops in a flash.

10/20/2005 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

point out the racsim that the moderator has put up. i've been reading the whole site and all i see are some ignoramuses who post regular copper bullshit, but not the moderator. moderator has been pretty good about policing the board for alot of vile crap, but i can't see and racism he/she/they put up

10/20/2005 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you consider this site ignorant racist crap....Heres an idea....don't come here....take your football and go home....and learn how to post a thread that makes sense........

10/20/2005 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True ignorance is the belief that everyone has to like everyone else.

10/20/2005 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to the Raw Story site to read THEIR version on what goes on HERE.

I could not find it. Did they take the article down?

10/20/2005 02:49:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Mertz said...

Dear SCC:
Since I've only recently discovered this site (I'm ashamed I didn't know of it before!) and extremely impressed with it...I just wanted to say 'Thanks' for doing such a bang-up job with it! It's VERY informative and extremely, it's so nice to have a place to go and bullshit with fellow coppers. If, unfortunately, some moron directed folks who aren't the police to your site, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your crotch!

10/24/2005 05:51:00 AM  

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