Saturday, November 19, 2005

How About a Quick Hits?

Lots of little stories out there, but nothing earth shattering, though if the comments sections are to be believed, something is brewing in Grand/Central that is going to provide plenty of headlines in the coming months. Combined with the LAPA scandal and if they ever get around to revealing what they have on Acosta, it might be a BAD winter.
  • A metal rod sticking out of a Metra train tears up a squad car. We have a confession to make - we've done some stupid shit while up on the Metra tracks. It's a GREAT place to surveil dope spots, but looking back, it is one of THE most dangerous thing we've ever done, and that was never more apparent than when that 010 District kid got killed. Be aware people.
  • Chicago Police Say They've Crushed Cocaine Cartel. Far be it from us to rain on their parade, but "crushed" seems a tiny little bit gratuitous. Yes, 325 kilos is a good hit. Yes, it was good police work combined with a little bit of luck. But if you ask anyone from OCD, this is a pinprick to the amount of stuff that runs through the city on a daily basis. We know it's the bosses talking it up, but until the price of a rock hits $20 or $30 dollars a pop, there's no shortage of this stuff.
  • Gang Crime Summit Held in Chicago. Does anyone have any info on this? Maybe a list of symposiums held? Use your creativity - we've seen it on display before. "How to Separate your Gang Colors so They Don't Run in the Wash." Or maybe "How to Dump that Ho." Run with it people.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Carlos Saladino, a member of the FOP diability committee who is receiving FOP union money, sue the police? If he did, FOP should put a stop to him getting FOP money. Go sue with your money - not money you received from the FOP. FOP should fire Carlos.

11/19/2005 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago murder rate at 38 year low. woooooooo hooooooooo

11/20/2005 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gang Crime Summit was a drag.

11/20/2005 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gang summit held at Cathrine Courts big turnout I heard until 016 tact came and said they will all get anovs and have their escalades impounded!!!!! They all went to White Hen, got Big Gulps and headed back home, (812 beat)

11/20/2005 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta love these politicians, murder rate at a 38 year low, but we are ahead of last years pace. Since the polulation went up, we take credit for a drop in the average number of killings.

11/20/2005 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emergency room doctors should take the credit here. They are doing wonders for multible gunshot victims, where years ago these guys would have been homicide victims. The real question is are Agg Batts down. I doubt it

11/20/2005 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to tip my hat to the goof that came up with the idea of having an inspector spar you for not having a daily bulletin in your squad car. Moral hell we dont even have low moral we have been flying without moral for years and then some goof thinks of this. How do inspectors live with themselves? Whats next, carry a picture of the mayor in your wallet?

11/20/2005 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

18NOV & 19NOV. Working in 025, 1656 and 1744 (detailed to 025 @2300hrs). The 1769 teams also assigned to 025 both nights...I thought HQ told the public that 025 was at full strength? Why the need for 7 additional cars? Yet 014 gets to keep all of their cars? Hey HQ quit the deception, leave the district cars be, every person especially the tax paying ones deserve equal police service.

11/20/2005 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 2:54. Nothing in the orders on carrying a bulletin in your car. I keep mine in the trunk. Would love to see that to-from from the inspector. Keep the faith brothers and sisters, retirement is a day closer. Stay safe

11/20/2005 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11/20/2005 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They came out with another brainstorm a couple weeks ago that the WC is responsible for ensuring that Daily Buletins are handed out and discussed at every roll call.The most likely Inspector that wrote someone up for that has to be that gutless pussy Solava.

11/20/2005 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About Daily Bulletins

Where I am at they got on us about it too. So, as the good soldier that I am, I took one. Hey I want a ribbon, this one for catching a murderer, right. Take it to the car and start running the RD #s to see if i could get more info on the situation.

The second one I ran had a totaly opposite description of the wanted vehcile! The DB had a large white 4 door, the EH had a small grey pontiac.

The fourth one I tried to run, had a (7) SEVEN digit RD#!!

For the fifth one the vehicle info was different again.

I gave up after that...........

11/20/2005 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Paladin said...

I hate to say it, but I think the Department is right here. I usually look at the Death Notifications on the front. In the day we all use to carry one to look for Hot Cars before we all, or most of us had PDT's. The WC said the cars on the back of the Daily Bulletin have been used in shootings, either at robberies, homicides, or agg. bats. Therefore the offenders/occupants may be armed. This is now an officer safety issue. We should know if the possibility of stopping a car has an even higher risk of the occupants being armed. For the working police, we should be out looking for these bad guys. I know where I work only about 3/4's of the cars have PDT's cause they are all broken.

So, carry a Daily Bulletin. If you don't, it would seem to me that you are not doing any work. If you are not the working police, carry one so you don't get written up and leave the working police to use the DB. Oh yeah, and if the watch commander tells you to do something, do it. It's an order, you don't need the General Order.

11/20/2005 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inspector solava is probably the best inspector you will have walk on your job, I think he has given more breaks on easy write ups than I can remember.

11/20/2005 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger sharky said...

At the VISE and DOC meetings held at 35th and Michigan on Fridays, one point brought up is always, "How many contact cards and/or arrests were generated as a result of officers monitoring the Daily Bulletin lookout messgaes?" This has been in effect for about 2-3 months, and now the Dept wants to make sure officers are using the bulletin.

11/20/2005 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous RP said...

Mcquire, retired last year. Now working for Loyola Security.

11/20/2005 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back contact card......

R/O stopped subject because his vehicle matches the description of a vehicle used in an agg batt as reported in the daily bulletin 20nov05 under HL123456.

Is this what they want? It seems like a low threshold for reasonable suspicion.

11/20/2005 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's sad but that's exactly what they want, so they could justify some other kiss-asses job.

11/20/2005 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the working guys review it and most bring it with anyway.
for the dogs- just post it at the counter of all the free food joints and be done with it.
oh- and thanks to 007 for burning up the 009th district mcdonalds- 6 cars at one time, get your head out of your...

11/20/2005 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The inspector index is down due to the black vest covers. They needed something.
Actually, you either work or you don't. Forcing a guy to put the bulletin up in the visor will not change that.

11/20/2005 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 09:53
You are obviously a friend of Inspector Solava. There is no other current Inspector, nor any I can recall for the past 30 years, that causes more unnecessary paperwork than that asshole. He writes up the most ridicules minor infractions, and thinks he's doing a good job. Even the other Inspectors talk about him. He's truly a role model for morale on this job.

11/20/2005 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt Dickman...Inspector wanna be!

11/20/2005 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 bucks says the daily bulletin thing is a direct result of the Randy Rencher case report mistake/cr #.

11/20/2005 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey..Ken Watts from f.o.p. was at 016th dist early roll officer asked him is there any new progess with the healt care.he stated "no" in 2013 there will be none.. he was then asked if they are working with the city getting something for the officers, and after a short argument with the officer Ken stated something to the effect "if you want, you get voted to the board and see what u can do, it doesn't concern me i will be retire by then. WAIT A POLICEOFFICER VOTED TO THE BOARD SAYING AT ROLL CALL..IT DOES NOT CONCERN ME..I WILL BE RETIRED...I VOTE NO CONFIDENT IN HIM..RETIRE NOW I DONT NEED YOU..

11/20/2005 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is this Sgt. Dickman and where does he work? Whay units did he work prior to his current assignment?

11/20/2005 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous FOP Guy said...

Sounds like kenny needs to go. Can anyone verify he said that and if so, we should swamp FOP with calls. To say something like that would cause a severe headache (another one, that is) for FOP.

I would make a change due to the fact that he is obviously not working for the members that elected him in the first place.

CAN HIS ASS and appoint someone who can get something done for the

11/20/2005 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous PO Ben dover said...

"Sgt. Dick-man". I love the name.

11/20/2005 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, carry a Daily Bulletin. If you don't, it would seem to me that you are not doing any work. If you are not the working police, carry one so you don't get written up and leave the working police to use the DB. Oh yeah, and if the watch commander tells you to do something, do it. It's an order, you don't need the General Order.

11/20/2005 09:25:41 AM

You are obviously a supervisor. You should try supervising the people that write the DB's. They should have the CORRECT info on the back.

11/20/2005 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously none of you have run into Insp. Forlenza, aka Bridget Glass or "Big Bird" McMahon. Both right up silly shit - him for desk officers not wearing Mace on their belts and she likes to have people psyched because they talk back to her. Both major nitwits!!!!!!!

11/20/2005 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Healthcare issue

The fact that the city is not covering our healthcare for retirees after the year 2013 is the result of a LEGAL COURT ORDERED SETTLEMENT. This is not something that was bargained away by our FOP.

That's not to excuse the comments of that individual in 016.

11/20/2005 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at that 016 roll call. The previous author made up what he said about Ken.

11/20/2005 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Dickhead works the 3rd watch in 020. He's a gutless pussy who goes out of his way to fuck over the blueshirts.Ask any dET. in A4 when Dickhead "trained" there upon becoming a SGT.

11/21/2005 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody else get a "Nondisciplinary Intervention Report" in their file? It takes the place of a CR for verbal abuse, and cannot be challanged. 3 in 5 years gets you mandatory training, 4 makes you a Personnel Concern, and 5 gets you a trip to the shrink. Because it's a "Pilot Program" the FOP is so far powerless against it. It's an easy way for a Sgt. to quickly handle something (10 minutes as opposed to hours for a CR) without mandating the complainant sign an affadavit, or giving you any right to contest it.

11/21/2005 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are the facts of the 0700 rollcall on 20 NOV 05. Ken Watts came to the 016th dist. The topic was centered on the health care after 2013 (lack of health care) the discussion became a little heated at which time Ken directed this statement to me directly. " You are welcome aboard if you think you can do better" I stated that I did not run for office he did, he had been elected and thats what he is being paid for, at this time Ken stated " IT DOESN'T AFFECT ME, I DON'T CARE." If Ken can come to a rollcall and make a statement like that without shame. I can write this statement using my name P.O. Mike Govea # 8971. I feel that statement was a slap in the face to every member paying dues.

11/21/2005 08:05:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

The Non-Disciplinary Intervention Report is not initiated by a Sgt in the majority of cases, but rather by the people who call OPS to beef about their perceived slights to their dignity. I have argued with the people who teach the class at 35th and Michigan about whether it is a contract violation and civil rights violation, and they refused to answer my questions.
Think about this: if you get a 4th violation, you can get sent for a psychological exam, and a fifth violation can get you put in the Behavioral Alert program. How can this be non-disciplinary if you can get put in these programs? After all, if you don't cooperate with the program (which you have the right to do), you can then get put in the Personal Concern program, and failure to complete the Personal Concern program in a department satisfactory manner CAN RESULT IN YOUR TERMINATION ! Lose your job over something in which no investigation was ever conducted, and you never were given a very basic right, the right to appeal and argue on your own behalf? This is a huge lawsuit waiting to happen from the first P.O. who gets put in this situation, but the department refuses to acknowledge it. I was told by the people who run the program that they CAN be sent for an exam, or that they CAN be put in the program, but that it will not necessarily happen. Allegedly, an examination of the officer's activity and background will take place to determine if placement is appropriate, according to the people teaching the class. But again, if this is true, you now have two sets of rules for judging whether someone gets put in the program, and opens up the department for discrimination charges.
Sorry for the rant, but this program, while maybe originally good-intentioned, is an extremely short-sighted attempt to cut down on CR numbers. The only way to cut down on CR numbers is to allow for a supervisor (preferably the W/C) to counsel the officer, but not accept a complaint for verbal abuse. Any other method is a violation of an officers right to defend themself against unscrupulous charges.

11/21/2005 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life Under FOP:
Management contract not Union Contract
Free health and dental w/no co pay to percentage of income.
Settled away (John Dineen is to blame) health care for retirees.
Refuses to handle violations of State and Federal Labor laws.
Never got us over a four percent raise in opver twenty years.

Under FOP we have only lost and lost big. Time for a change.

11/21/2005 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free healthcare will NEVER happen again. look what is happening over at GM. They had free healthcare for everybody, even retirees. Earlier in the year GM had to lay off 25,000 workers. Now they are closing 8 - 9 factories? Another 30,000 people without jobs. Heralthcare wasn't the only issue (poor management)but it played a big enough part in it part in it.

We have to make sure to keep our payments reasonable, as well as ensuring good coverage. Cheap never means good.

Free healthcare went the ways of .75 cent a gallon gasoline

11/22/2005 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11/22/2005 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:16 Don't tell the county guys that. They must still get the $.75 gas too!

11/22/2005 12:47:00 PM  

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