Friday, October 21, 2005

Your Opinion on ... (3rd edition)

Once again, seeking the opinions of our co-workers regarding the department and the world at large (see editions #1 and #2 in the attached links)

What is your opinion on the current Entrance Qualifications for the Chicago Police Department? We realize this is a loaded question, so we are going to expound on this a little. Try to restrict your answers to physical conditioning, education requirements, age restrictions and veteran points. STAY ON TOPIC PLEASE.

Old timers and retirees, go easy on the younger kids - yes, they might be book smart, but street unwise. So were you. We realize you've seen maybe hundreds of classes come up and they all seem dumber than the last. Maybe they aren't dumber, you just got smarter. Or maybe the drinking is killing your brain cells, who knows? This isn't a thread to rip whippersnappers.

KMA members, don't be siding with the "dinosaurs" and just ripping everyone with under 20 years. We know you've served your time and could leave tomorrow, congratulations. We're interested in today's qualifications. Be happy you did your tour and you're only staying around because you like the job, you like the people, you think you can still make a difference, or the spouse would kill you if they had to spend 24 hours a day with you.

All you middle of the road coppers (two stripes or better on the sleeve but no star), you are currently in the majority. You have also witnessed the BIGGEST changes in department history these past 10-19 years. However, you didn't invent police work. You haven't even perfected it in spite of your college requirements. This isn't an "us-them" thread where you rip the old timers for not being up on the newest technologies, crime mapping, and accountability crap or the young kids just for being new.

And new guys (under 10 years). You just grin and get older so you can join one of the above listed groups, and by the time you get there, there'll be another bunch of newbies to call "kid" and tell them they don't know shit. But your opinion is important too as you are the least removed from what actually happens at the academy. Compare the old timers war stories to what you experienced in an adult manner. Fire away people.

93 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you doing this....its all legit. LMAO! As the saying goes....its not who ya know but who ya B**W

10/21/2005 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 1991 test and hiring was the last to not require college.

10/21/2005 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Crimefile said...

Isn't like when I came on the job? We kids knew absolutely everything and the old gray haired guys were not even relevant to police work.

Then one day we learned, and wondered how that old fart could figure this stuff out so well?

10/21/2005 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to tighten up on the Psych test, there are some real wacko's that get through. Otherwise qualifications are pretty good, smart is never bad. Street smarts are developed over time pending where you work.

10/21/2005 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger sharky said...

I don't know how much preference they give to military veterans these days, but it should be a lot. The discipline from military experience is something lacking in the department these days.
Also, as stated many times before, the department needs to revamp the FTO program to allow for honest evaluation of recruits. If the recruits do not have what it takes to cut it, so be it. But we must also have the resources on hand to train them properly, such as qualified and motivated FTO's, which we only have now in small quantity. Too many people were allowed to be FTO's who should not have been allowed. What do we do to get aggressive officers to be FTO's? I really don't have an idea right now......

10/21/2005 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the '93 test was actually the last test that did not require the college....looking at my original test announcement as we speak.

10/21/2005 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....and don't ask me why i still have it.

10/21/2005 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing I'd really like to see, is that if someone proves to be unqualified or too much of a risk, that they be booted immediately. This practice of allowing people to continue just because the City has spent money on training them is dangerous and just not smart! Tightening up the background investigations should be the first step, Lawsuits be damned! I've seen far too many coppers recently with gang tattoos. Sorry, but I don;t want to work with an "ex"- GD or "ex"- Latin King!

10/21/2005 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to see the Dept. allow credit for military service in lieu of the college requirement; another point: its unfortunate that the dept. continues to hire "in waves", with the result that large numbers of experienced officers retire and large numbers of new (thus inexperienced) people are hired. Its too bad that the city doesn't hire (and promote) at regular intervals, so that districts aren't swamped with so many new people (and no one to train them). And on that point, going to straight shifts from the old watch rotation maybe was a bad idea (resulting in the more senior people on days, the youngest on nights). Which reminds me: the payment of a "shift differential" (duty availability) to everyone, regardless of watch assignment, strikes me as unfair. Wouldn't it make more sense to pay third and first watch officers more than the second watch, say 5% of base for 3rd watch and 10% for the midnights. I mean, they're working the toughest hours.....

10/21/2005 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a shame to see some of this shit that slips through the cracks wearing our uniform.....sickening.

10/21/2005 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city waives college for vet's with a certain number of years service. The city originally offered shift differential but the FOP wanted duty availability to spread the wealth. Ha! Ha!

10/21/2005 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worst P.O.s ever came from that short period of time when they required a 4 year degree. Only got a bunch of middle aged (not a good time to start your police career), overweight psychopaths who only took this job because they couldn't land a job anywhere else. Young know-it-alls, salty old vets and guys with two french fries on the sleeve are all cool w/me but there is nothing more irratating than those who only come to work for the paycheck.

10/21/2005 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only come for a paycheck here in the ghetto district . . What am I supposed to do? Do real police work and help the fu%king beast?

10/21/2005 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:42 AM-

Yes.

10/21/2005 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:42 NO. But help your fellow cop. Also have some pride in yourself and do the work you are supposed to. That "help the beast shit" is just an excuse for you to justify your dogassedness. (I know its not a word spelling police.)

10/21/2005 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They never required 4 years of college. They did up the age requirement to 23 for while. But that seemed to go the same way as 3 years to get on the tact team.

10/21/2005 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to be workin copper. I will only do whats assigned and only go when a copper is in deep caca. As for the hunting...those days are gone. The city doesnt want you to make arrests. Its messes with their voting abbilities.

10/21/2005 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are missing an important point about the college req. It was meant to block, entirely or in part, the enterance of gangmembers into the Dept.

I thought that's what a B.I. was for but god knows we in Chicago after all.

10/21/2005 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger Fenian28 said...

4 years college or military. Both are good and both, for the most part, block out people who shouldn't be on this job anyhow.

10/21/2005 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LISTEN WE GOT A FREAK IN 023. ENTERED THE ACADEMY AS A GIRL THEN WENT ON TO BECOME A "GUY" AT THE EXPENSE OT THE CITY. dEPT TRIED TO REMOVE "IT" FROM THE ACADEMY BUT THE THREAT OF LAWSUIT'S CAUSED THEM TO CAVE IN. THE PROBLEM W/ THIS DEPT. IS THAT THEY BELIEVE ANYONE CAN DO THIS JOB. THAT AIN'T THE CASE. IF YOUR A REAL WORKING COPPER YOU WILL AGREE.

10/21/2005 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:15:49 PM - Of course you help out your fellow officers when they need help. However.. chasing the dopeman- chasing hotcars- chasing sh%theads cause they have a bullsh%t dope warrant is for MORONS on the Westside/Southside. You can get yourself hurt, killed or worse.. sucking on a straw & sitting in a wheelchair pissing on yourself for the rest of your life.

Most of us came on this job for the same reason.. We were dumb, young and full of cum. However, thank God we got smart after a few years. If you want to chase the dopeman on the Westside be my guest pretty-boy. You can jerk off as you look at yourself in the mirror in your police uniform or "glory-boy" tact outfit. If you windup crapping on yourself in a wheelchair, I'll buy a ticket to your benefit so you can have a ramp built at your house.

10/21/2005 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 10/21/2005 04:10:53 PM

Retire or quit. You are holding a spot that someone who actually gives a shit could have.

10/21/2005 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you smell COWARD!!!!!!!!!!!

10/21/2005 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Wack-a-doo's getting hired...

we had an old guy (54 yo) in my class that fainted in the range. When he came to and was asked what happened he claimed that that only happens when there is a pregnant woman near him!

He was promtly ordered to take a pee test, which he refused (he REALLY believed his pregnant thing). They then fired him for disobeying a direct order.

He's suing to get back on, a second time. He was only in my class because he won the first suit.

10/21/2005 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another one:

We had a guy make it thru 1/2 a day in my homeroom. A HALF A DAY.

Sgt came in called his name and told him to bring his shit.

Turns out he was AN ILLEGAL ALIEN!!!!!!!!!

NO JOKE!!!!!

He made it thru the whole process!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

10/21/2005 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THAT'S THE KIND OF GUY I WANT WORKING NEXT TO ME , 5:25

10/21/2005 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are requirements?

10/21/2005 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A guy in class 2003-06 I believe it was, a military guy who the p.o's in charge of individual classes took an immediate shine to b/c of his military know how. He always had his homeroom in dress right dress and cursing them out b/c he was the group leader....until one day they told him to pack his shit. Turns out he had a gun charge on his record. A pre-military gang-related gun charge. How did he slip through???

10/21/2005 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04:10:53 PM

COWARD

10/21/2005 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 10/21/2005 04:10:53 PM
With that attitude the only thing that can result is the city being run by the criminals. Crime is like a cancer it spreads from where it starts to parts that were not immediately affected if unchecked. Your attitude only promotes it in MY neighborhood. I can see all the problems moving from the westside, north and west and south to the south west side. These coppers that work in 022 and 016 have to understand that by doing nothing they are hurting other coppers.
Your right the city doesn’t want you to make arrests and will not back you, but hopefully it will not get to that point because other coppers will back you 1st.
I hope to god that I will never see a dope dealer on my corner. And if I do I know its because of dog-asses like you. You took this job to serve and protect...not the citizens but the law. Get off your ass and start locking the criminals up before they end up on your and my doorstep drinking a 40 of OE and slinging.

10/21/2005 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't work 016 or 022, but I do know good officers in both that I would gladly have them watch my back,anytime, anywhere,in fact, some have. Anyone with a little experience on this job understands there is a percentage in every unit/district that aren't worth the paper the check is printed on. In regards to individuals finding constant fault with officers in 016 & 022,here's an idea, don't drop your kids off in the neighborhood parks, and expect us to appreciate him/her drinking and swearing til all hours and if you do, don't bitch when they're arrested as they should be with all the other idiots.

10/21/2005 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous TwoPack said...

With 3 bacon strips on my sleeve
I've only come up with 1 pet peeve
I'm sure I'm with most of you as well
I just can't stand a copper that can't spell!

10/21/2005 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

04:10:53 PM

You have one thing right. DON'T RUN after anything. Especially after nonsense Westside dope B.S. Every time I hear these kids in a foot chase on the radio I cringe.

The junk should be legalized anyway. However the liberal-ass government should dump all these junkies off SSI programs and stop considering them disabled because they are crack heads. Let 'em all rot to death in gutter.

10/21/2005 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the guy in 013 who asked his FTO how to use the squad car computer?

The FTO ran the recruits name and he popped on two felony warrants

Dia anyone check his prints?
And i agree about chasing the dope man

Also DO NOT try to prevent him from swallowing his balloons

10/21/2005 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That has to be one of the oldest Police folk tales around. Next you are going to tell me that you were the one that handled the paper on the guy who stabbed his brother in the chest for the last turkey leg at Thanksgiving.

10/21/2005 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 10 46 this is 9 45

Are you calling me a liar?

10/21/2005 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No...you probably actually believe it is true. That folk story has been going around for 20 years that I know of. Just like the turkey leg and the coppers working the lakefront catching two young lovers...I'm sure you know the rest..

10/21/2005 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous retired homicide dick said...

You'd be surprised how often homicides occur over FOOD. Area 4 had three Thanksgiving "dinner guests" who got into an altercation. All wanted a drumstick = 1 DOA (GSW).

Samuel Muse insisted on cooking his fish in the community kitchen of a rooming house at 43?? Vincennes in 002. Another boarder complained about the odor but Muse kept on cookin'. On the homicide supp, the "motive" reads that Muse was fatally "shot in altercation over the odor of cooking fish".

If you have a taste for "gallows humor", there have been scores of homicides that bring laughter to grizzled veteran dicks. It helps you keep your sanity.

10/21/2005 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Thanksgiving "drumstick" homicide occurred in ABLA Homes in 012 circa late '60's or early '70's. There was a similar case in 011. SCC should start a thread about the craziest homicides. Old-timer dicks will have you rolling on the floor.

10/21/2005 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 10 51 PM


Waaaaay back when you were in grammar school and learning that you could use your pee pee for something besides urinating,that thing happened in 013 It was in the papers


You may find this hard to believe but there was a whole CPd before you finally got here and saved us
from drowning in our own feces

I will say this Being an old timer now, I have never seen such a bunch of know it all sniveling still living with mom and dad bunch of self righteous coppers as Ive seen in the last 10 years or so

I was always afraid that this website would degenerate into coppers hating each other but this thing actually happened

Just because you didnt hear about it means diddly

10/21/2005 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many Halloween days ago, Carver H.S. in Altgeld Gardens had a "costume" day. One dude came dressed as a "Capone gangsta", complete with a plastic replica pistol.

Meanwhile, a small old man was limping down Corliss with his cane.
Jokester "Capone" accosts him with the replica. The old man pulled out his shit and smoked him (DOA). Homicide/Justifiable plus failure to register.

10/21/2005 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like its time for you to retire salty

10/21/2005 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the first watch unit from 018 that responded to a silent alarm at the Farm in the Zoo.

As the case report read, a 16 yr.-old from Cabrini was found standing behind and "having sexual intercourse with the number six cow, brown in color."

10/21/2005 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is time for me to retire and I will in January 06

But fuck that pimply faced snot mommas boy who called me a liar

10/21/2005 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we'll miss you!!!

10/21/2005 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think he was calling you a liar. I think his point was that alot of coppers tell the same "folk stories" as he put it and each one has "personal knowledge" of the incident.

10/21/2005 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard from a ppo that he had the wife of a al-qaeda terrorist who was on trial in his homeroom and cpd didn't know until she asked for the day off to go to his court date at which time they fired her ass. rumor or not I laughed my balls off.

10/22/2005 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The husband was a guy who was awaiting trial on charges of fund-raising for Hamas. It was in the paper. I don't remember if she was a PPO or in the hiring process. I do remember her saying she was going to sue the police department.

10/22/2005 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't she get fired for failing to report that she was under investigation by the Fed's? Whatever, she doesn't deserve to be on the job because in the end, we all know where her loyalties lie.

Heck, if my hubby was on trial in Federal court for some terrorist bullsh*t, "He gone!"

As for the P.o. in 023 (3:58), I didn't realize the city paid for her surgery. If that's the case, can I get them to pay for a boob job for me?

She responded to a call at my part time job. At first, I thought it was a little boy with a glued on mustache, playing the police. Then I saw the name. She's about 5' and 100 lbs soaking wet. Sex change or not, when it comes down to it, she's still only got the strength of a 90 lb woman. Don't get me wrong, but at least I can hold my own pretty good. WTF is she gonna do for me, looking like one of the Lil Rascals?

Being gay is one thing, but when you actually go through surgery to change your sex, there's something seriously wrong with you.

10/22/2005 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 11:33 with all due respect to your peace making efforts

I said it happened He said it didnt and insinuated that I somehow believed an old wives tale about it


That is calling me a liar. Just because it happened before he got on the job and saved the rest of us doesnt mean that it never happened.

He can go mate himself if his mommy doesnt come in his bedroom and catch him in the act

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

Dog ass badge wearers love saying that it's not worth doing their job (chasing the dope dealer, person w/a gun). I love it, they would rather write a couple of parkers and movers and go home. Don't worry you p@ssies there are enough good hard working coppers to pick up your slack, just one thing...STOP BITCHING ABOUT HOW IT'S NOT WORTH BEING A HARD WORKING COP AND JUST PUCK OUT AND GO HOME!!!!!

10/22/2005 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just have to say that most of the 10th Dist LAPA Brothers are DOGS! They are there just for the Latino Pu$$y!

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

Lets start a list of "hot" Latinas on the job!

10/22/2005 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must be referring to "tres putas", martinez/parra/aguanagua, chasing all the latina hotties in 010. Can you blame them?

Los Lobos

10/22/2005 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Area 6 Homicide-Sex said...

11:28:40 PM

In the beastiality incident at Lincoln Park's "Farm in the Zoo", you neglected to report that the juvenile has also brought along a canvas tarp from "the Green" with a strategically-placed hole in it. A STICKler for good hygiene, he had draped it across the hindquarters of Cow #6.

Since there was no beastiality statute on the books and all elements of burglary did not exist, the lad was charged with "criminal damage to property", to wit: the forced barn door.

He also 'fessed up to having his way with a fine-looking black and white Holstein (Cow #3) before Beat 1814 found him in flagrante delicto.

Oh, well."Boys will be boys."

Perp: "Who's your daddy?"

No. 6: "Moooooooooooooooooo!!!"

10/22/2005 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm mad! I need to retire soon. I am mad at all the young coppers for no reason. Those assholes make their arrests and learning the job are making me look like the tired old dog I am. I'm so miserable that my wife leftme, my kids hate me and I get drunk at the "old man bar" every night. You kids with your health, looks ,college and potential make me sick. You should all follow my example and be the real police, that way you can retire from a District watch as an old prick.
Signed, Salty Dog

10/22/2005 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/22/2005 02:12:49 AM ... Dumb, young and full of cum. That’s you my over-aggressive glory-boy superkid cop.

You must watch Saving Private Ryan over and over again and think it’s really great . You’re all a generation of brain-washed morons believing in fucking fairy tales. I consider myself ultra-conservative, however I know the government is full of shit. The Hollywood assholes pushing liberal shit down our throats on TV and in the movies. AND YES the brass of the CPD.

You probably went to 12 years of catholic school like me-- however you fell for the B.S. and got brain washed. You just keep chasing the animal for having two rocks up his ass thinking it will make a difference.

As for you that think this will help keep the garbage from floating to your own neighborhoods, you are small-minded and can barely grasp that the concept that this is not the problem with this country today. Call me a right-wing whack job, call me anti-Semitic, call me a dog.. your heads are in the sand. Wake up.

10/22/2005 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IN 023.. She GOT an operation?? You mean they added a penis? I didn’t think they could do that?

10/22/2005 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous educated old-timer said...

To the 11:44: 21 AM whippersnapper:

As an old-timer who graduated "cum laude" from a major university BEFORE coming on the job and putting more scumbags in the joint than you can count, get over yourself. You are a sarcastic, snot-nosed punk with no respect for outstanding veteran coppers. By your tone, you couldn't make a patch on a real policeman's ass.

While an education and outstanding police work are NOT mutually exclusive, some of our very best coppers never got beyond high school.

What's your point, asshole?

10/22/2005 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While in the ghetto, I watched young Black men at what’s left of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green, peering out their windows in despair at these high resolution-high profile GHETTOCAMS. They have bright blue pulsing strobe lights to remind the savages they’re on Candid Ghetto Camera.

They are really cool! I bet the bright blue strobe lights drive'em crazy at night too!

I’d love to have a couple of year’s worth of tapes to start yet another reality TV series called GHETTOCAM!

http://images.snapfish.com/344%3C%3B%3C8%3B23232%7Ffp7%3Enu%3D3239%3E67%3B%3E%3B7%3A%3EWSNRCG%3D3232%3C77677764nu0mrj

10/22/2005 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:06 Here's my point. Where are all these talented old vets now they sure ain't working the 3rd. watch in some fast district, teaching the youngsters. Also, I got more than 10 years on this job and have made numerous quality arrsts on everything from 0110 down the line. Here is my point also, let these kids work. Belive it or not the guys from your generation thought they were saving the world too. If you guys did such a bang up job cleaning up the city, why is it still a shit hole. I love these kids chasing eveything that moves and keeping these gangsters on their toes. You relly do just sound jealous of youth. Just as every snot nosed kid is a "2 year wonder" it seems everyold timer only made "real arrests". Get over yourself gramps.

10/22/2005 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous educated old-timer said...

Snot-nosed Whippersnapper:

Define "numerous quality arrsts" (sic)

What's a "0110"?

Define a "2 year wonder".

Did you ever hear the crime metaphor that compares it to "mowing the lawn"?

Like me, are you a college graduate?

If "yes", do you deny the fact that some of our most active and outstanding police officers have been "mere" high schook graduates?

Love, "Gramps"

10/22/2005 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Crimefile said...

There were numerous studies in the 1970s that indicated that college graduates made lousy cops. Bolling Green University did the largest study of this kind. The guy who did the study, a PHD was at one time a cop himself.

10/22/2005 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous educated old-timer said...

I know of many coppers who were both high school and college gradustes who averaged over fifty Part I FELONY arrests per year.

Please don't imply that a college education is a liability to excellence in law enforcement. Conversely, some of the most outstanding coppers I've ever encountered never made it beyond high school.

P;ease do not attempt to mislead people by using specious correlations.

Now get down to Venice Beach and report back on our "quality control" study.

I'm headed out to "the Cell". Go, White Sox (and Cubbies "next year")!

10/22/2005 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 11:07 and others who dispute the "turkey wing" murders. There have been more than a few and those of you who don't believe it have obviously not been the police for long, if at all. I handled one myself on Thanksgiving day, 1983 at 64th and King. I couldn't believe it either but one brother "forked" the other to death. Hit him in the throat with a turkey fork because the other brother took the last wing or leg. Its really not about the food, its about respect and about common decency, and far too much alcohol or coke but I guarantee you it is not an urban legend. It has and does happen as many things do in the private lives of people. It may not happen in your family or in your personal life but it does happen.

10/22/2005 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for my typo. Isee you are also the spelling police.
Yes I'm a college Grad.
0110 is IUCR for murder.
High schook (sic) grads do fine. I got my degree while on the job.
2 year wonder is what many of these mean old men call the young officers who are working their asses off. Plus, the police had a lot more leeway 20 years ago. Like some other poster wrote in another topic...this is the department and city that your generation left them.

10/22/2005 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might as well not even bring up the Playstation double-homicide in 007 a couple of years back. Where do you work that you would even question the turkey leg?

10/22/2005 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once had personnel call me in th e office when I worked on a gang team...they asked me what I knew about a potential candidate before they hired him. Found out that he had an expunged record and had an attorney get rid of his IR#...turns out I have 7 gang cards on the guy in my file starting from when he was 12 years old and told him not to hire under any circumstances. Guess who walked into roll call about 6 months later. Yeah, we are real legit here...

10/22/2005 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

re: 3:58

Many years ago there was a a copper who as a lark went to a suburban party in drag. There used to be a City Ordance Called, IMPROPER DRESS OR EXPOSURE. That law was struck down in the early 1970s.

The guy was spotted outside the city a CR investigation began and he was fired by the Police Board. He was never arrested or convicted. There were no other allegations of any kind. They told him to grab his purse and go home.

10/22/2005 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/22/2005 04:18:15 PM Venice Beach? How'd you know? Unless you bike ride there too...

10/22/2005 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have more time on this job then most of you have on this earth. When I was a young policeman you couldn't tell me anything, I knew everything. Sound familiar. I made a lot of mistakes, but through these mistakes I learned. I still believe that we have the best cops anywhere in the universe. Ten minutes on the job, ot 30 years, it doesn't matter, the young guys todaay are out there trying to be the best cops they know how to be, and the old guys like myself, you gotta remember when you where young we all make mistakes, the trick is to learn from these mistakes.

10/22/2005 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:06 - They don't actually "add" a penis. Females take male hormones and "grow" one. From the pictures is saw, it ain't pretty.

Google "Sexual reassignment surgery". That stuff will freak you out.

10/23/2005 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know is shes Latina but theres a hottie on TRU

10/23/2005 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you hot for the he/she?

10/23/2005 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CRIMEFILE
FILE THIS: BOWLING GREEN NOT BOLLING

10/23/2005 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Crimefile said...

Arrested by the SPD (Spelling Police Department). You need to know my lawyer is Dean Wolfson and he says I'll walk.

10/23/2005 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference between then and now is that when I was in the academy the instructors were all old timers, and they told you to go out there and listen to the old timers. Now, the instructors tell other peoples war stories, they don't have enough time to have their own war stories. I had a recruit, a few years back tell me I can't talk to the poor people the way I did, in front of the poor people. The poor people knew me very well, I usually was at their house for a domestic once or twice a week, they cracked up and said (my name) YOu got to get rid of your fuckin' rookie, he gonna get you hurt.

10/23/2005 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Broderick Jones formerly from 007 currently from MCC. Arrested in a steamer/w gun as a shorty. Led the city in C.R.s (w/Flagg) for brutality and $ beefs for a couple years before his demise. Oh yeah, but his mama worked for our great former leader Terry "Sellout" Hillard.

10/23/2005 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a sellout was the least of his flaws.

10/23/2005 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How about Broderick Jones formerly from 007 currently from MCC. Arrested in a steamer/w gun as a shorty. Led the city in C.R.s (w/Flagg) for brutality and $ beefs for a couple years before his demise. Oh yeah, but his mama worked for our great former leader Terry "Sellout" Hillard.

10/23/2005 12:45:20 PM

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His Momma now works in 376. His cousin was in the Academy not too long ago - she came to class with two cell phones everyday. Threatened numerous recruits, saying she was gonna have them F**ked up and all. She got hers =
FIRED. Heard that had her on a Federal wiretap!

10/23/2005 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next stop Alderwoman & "I didn't know my boyfriend was a 3 star elite vice lord"! The media made that up.

10/23/2005 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just can't belive that "educated old timer" does not know what the fuck a 0110 is. And this old queen is a cop ? Go back to Harvard, you charlatan.

10/23/2005 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moms is in 376 getting her call back on because she tipped her P-Stone son off to the fact that he was being investigated. She was in IAD at the time.

10/23/2005 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous educated old timer said...

5:58:58 PM

Fuck you. I'm retired. I worked homicide where we called your "0110" a homicide. I'm am a male and I did not go to Harvard.

Excuuuuuuuse me for not referring to a homicide by the UCR code.

This "...old queen...charlatan" also has made more than a thousand Part I felony arrests.

I repeat: FUCK YOU!

10/23/2005 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a detective who actually handles homicides, I can assure all that among ourselves, we do NOT refer to homicides as a 0110.

We may refer to homicides in our conversations as:
mysteries, smoking gun cases,
known but flowns, etc. but NOT
0110 cases

Just ask any dick who actually works homicides.

10/23/2005 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the big mouth who insulted the "educated old-timer" formerly served in the LAPD (187 PC = Murder) or watched too many TV cop shows. We call it a homicide or a murder here. We do not call it a "0110" or a "187 PC".

Now maybe the anonymous smartass (10/22 at 2:32 PM) can elaborate on the frequency and charges filed in his/her "numerous quality arrests on everything from 0110 down the line."

10/23/2005 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys are strokes, who gives a shit what different coppers call a homicide....shut-up already.

snoop-dogg...."zero-one-ten was the case that they gave me....."

"As a detective who actually handles homicides, I can assure all that among ourselves, we do NOT refer to homicides as a 0110.
"
---ugh! get over yourself columbo!

10/24/2005 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With almost 28 years of service, I have always told my teen-aged daughter, "What ever you do, don't ever become a police officer and for god's sake don't marry one." I love my kid, and I loved the way my job used to be.

10/24/2005 03:42:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Mertz said...

I came on Feb 83, hit the streets June 19th of that year. Thank heaven I had an old-timer as an FTO. Rich Thoren showed me what it was like to be the real police. The problem today is that you have NO timers training the probies. The city, in its infinite wisdom, doesn't have any incentive in place for the old-timers to be training officers. How can someone with 2-3 years train somebody? It took me at least 8 years to do everything at least once! FOP should call for FTO's to be at LEAST D-3 pay and no penalty as to watch or district. Don't they still interview family and neighbors before you can start the Academy? When I started, they did such a complete background check....it was truly an amazing thing! Psych test was a joke...apparently still is. Military background should DEFINITELY account for more than college. Common sense infintely more important than book sense.

10/24/2005 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous ol' po-po diddy said...

TO Anonymous: 10/23; 5:58 PM
and 10/24; 2:55 AM

Whassup, dogg?

So you be da REAL five-oh, huh? I just hit the crib after a night out with my bitches and hoes. How stupid of me not to dig your "0110" rap for a homicide. After all, Snoop himself uses it. I guess this ol' geezer is just terminally unhip since I'm not into hip hop and a "0110". I dig the Temps, Smokey, Bob Seger, the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. But gansta rap is like Chinese water torture. Aside from having a "crush" on Fergie of the Black-Eyed Peas, your "music" seriously sucks.

Fo' shizzle, my fuzzle!

19-P (as in) Paul, asshole.

10/24/2005 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

18 years on this job, and all I can say is "This shit was going on before I got here, and it will be going on after I'm gone"

10/24/2005 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city was putting new grass in on 72 and Emerald, they left the rolls of sod in front of each house, one neighbor caught his next door neighbor stealing "his" new sod. Well he ain't around anymore. This was in about 1985.

10/25/2005 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/22/2005 06:42:56 PM
20 bucks says the boss's fired him so they could use that line "grab your purse and go home" cause that’s some funny shit

10/31/2005 01:51:00 AM  

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