Tuesday, December 13, 2005

More Smoke and Mirrors

Did everyone hear that the city was extending the application deadline for the upcoming police test for 4 more weeks?
  • Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago police officials announced today that the deadline for applying to become a Chicago police officer has been extended to Jan. 9, 2006, and that the City is launching a major recruitment drive to attract more qualified applicants.
They are claiming to have received 3,000 applications so far, but if they are going to have the entry test FOUR TIMES this year, why would they need to extend the deadline? Does anyone else get the feeling that maybe the 3,000 number is a tiny little exaggeration?

They can't get people to take this job at any price lately. We remember when they used to draw over 30,000 people for an entrance exam given every 5 years. Now they have to give it 4 times a year.

Of those "3,000," only a thousand will pass and of those thousand, 300 will decline to continue, 100 will fail the background checks, 50 won't have the college, 75 will fail the power test and 25 will piss hot. And of the 450 remaining, 10 will back out at the last moment and 10 more will fail training. So the 430 who make it will fall short of covering the 650 that retire every year and you still won't be able to get time due in the districts. Hooray!

65 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much are they charging to take the test now? Is it enough that this could be a revenue generator?

12/13/2005 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the old "job security" argument can't be made anymore for this job. With people like Mearday and his crew out there, our jobs will always be in jeapordy. People think cops are just lazy. In reality, we're just lawsuit-shy. As much as any of us would like to run around the westside, chasing these animals around, the majority of us have families and mortgages to worry about. Plus, ninety percent of police officers have to work 2 or 3 side jobs just to make ends meet. (I work 2 myself)

I wouldn't blame any young twenty-something for shopping around for something better.

Don't forget, the firemens test is coming, I guarantee they get at least 10,000 applicants.

12/13/2005 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one wants to live in this shithole. Anyone who wants to be a cop can go work in one of these cushy suburbs, make the same pay and live where they please. Of course they won't be the real popo but they don't know and don't care. Gonna have to do away with residency to attract any non mutt to this dept.

12/13/2005 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the mutts are EXACTLY who they want to attract. academy classes are getting darker and darker. it's sad but true, in a few years dept. will be mostly mutts.

12/13/2005 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC: Your point is????
Perhaps the city should just give up! This line really got the Neanderthals thinking, 4:17:02 is just the type you want on this job, and possibly on your blog, well guess what, you got him. Does everthing have to be so negative with you?

12/13/2005 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no surprise: limited interest in the job?....why? 1) college requirement (not that many don't have college), but if someone has college, why would they want to work nights, weekends, holidays, etc., if that could work in an office somewhere; 2) residency: law enforcement can be a challenging and rewarding career....if one had the choice, why in hell would someone choose to live in Chicago when they could live and work somewhere else?; 3) politics: why would any sane person choose to take a job in an organization, led by a political machine, that hires, assigns, and promotes, based on politics (the politics of race, gender, ethnicity, friendship, Democratic party affilitiation, familial relationship, etc.)?..... I wonder, when the Dept. publishes their organizational chart (lists and pix of commanders, deputys, etc., might they also list their family and political connections next to their names? I mean, why not publish the poltical and familial clout, and maybe the next step would be publishing the sexual clout of individuals....) is there any CPD senior management members willing to stand up and ANSWER THE QUESTIONS?

12/13/2005 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too many broads are the ones that applied!!

12/13/2005 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody has to take into consideration that when the city was getting 30,000 applicants, there was no college required and no age limit. If they went back to those basics, i believe they would have at least 20,000 people. Sure the fire test should attract more because they do not require college. $60,000 a year after 18 months is a good-paying job...no matter who you work for. I believe more people will take the test, but don't have the college or are too old. I have friends with master degrees, making $45,000 a year and shity medical benifits. Most of the master degree types are afraid to consider this job. If they would just try it for one day, they would know how bullshit this job really is. Lastly, I can speak for myself on this. The only reason I work side-gigs is not because I have to, I just like having the extra play money. Most coppers feel the same. Guys, as much bullshit we have to put up with on this job...the politics, the damned if you do damned if you don't, the lawsuits...overall, we have a good thing here. A job that thousands would love to have.

12/13/2005 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST RETIRE AND FLEE THIS CITY! RUN AND RUN FAST, LEAVE EVERYTHING!THIS CITY DON'T TRUST YOU WITH WEAPON AFTER YOU PULL THE PIN!

12/13/2005 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey you could always sit around in your underware watch old adam 12 shows with your gun on

12/13/2005 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:27

It's not your miserable spelling or even your arrogance.

You're just an insipid asshole.

12/13/2005 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the moron who said "Well, the old "job security" argument can't be made anymore for this job. With people like Mearday and his crew out there, our jobs will always be in jeapordy." :

No doubt Mearday is a gangbanging piece of shit, but no matter how you spin it, those two coppers ( who I know and like ) fucked up really bad and got THEMSELVES fired! That Mearday jagoff didn't beat the shit out of himself with a flashlight, then lie on the paper, they did it. So if you can't restrain yourself from pummeling people who talk back to you, or at least aren't smart enough to write your way out of it, you don't belong on this job.

Sorry if you are offended, but that is the truth and you all know it!

12/13/2005 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Create a new entry pay for those who don't have college. ( a few or more grand less than those who have taken the time for college). This would be a new level of pay scale for the same job. Those with college will benefit and those who haven't might just be happy to have a job. The city would be very happy to pay a non-college employee less money just to have a warm body on the street or in a squad car. This of course has to be agreed upon with the "JOES" at FOP. Why Not? Less pay out of the city budget for the same job? Have College, Make Money!!!

12/13/2005 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and while you are negotiating for that pay scale, create one for those house mouses with 2-3years on the job working inside for less pay!!!! If you have more than 20 years on.....then I'd suggest you did your time and you should be inside without a pay decrease.

12/13/2005 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took the test in 1988 w/ 65,000 people standing in the cold line in February. In 25 months I was hired. At the time getting hired in just over 2 yrs was considered very very fast. Now the Gold Star Clowns who run this dept can't get enough applicants to fill the Chicago Theater. I can't wait to retire.

12/13/2005 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop it with the bullshit house mouse stuff! In the old days the inside jobs went to the officers who were plain tired of the street. Now the only people you can get to work inside are the youngsters---know why? Because they are drafted, thats why. Old timers that are tired, like the street, because there is nobody (SGT.S) making them do anything on the street. Sorry boys and girls, inside there is nowhere to hide, you are forced to work because you can't escape, (lockup, desk etc.)

12/13/2005 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sorry I took the test now, but I dont have a choice now I have to stay.....

12/13/2005 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bunch of whiners! When it is all said and done this is a great job. I'm on 20 yrs. and have had a whole lot of fun, and met some fantastic people. The job is what you make of it. And no I've never had a cush job. I've worked in patrol, on a beat car on the south side for my entire career. If you can't end your tour without laughing your ass off, you're not trying hard enough!

12/13/2005 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in: 51 Detectives starting next Monday. Very good source. List to come out later this week.

12/13/2005 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time to rethink the college requirement. The high school educated police seemed to want the job more, did better once here, and thought of the job as a career, not a way station until the job they really want comes through. Gee, and a little support from the mayor would be nice too. Has Richie ever bothered to show up for St Jude? But he finds time for the gay pride parade...hummm

12/13/2005 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the p.O. taken out of the Medical section in handcuffs by IAD today? I saw a sgt with long hair and beard and an older guy with white hair walk in with inspector hootie and then they walked out with the guy cuffed behind his back, went straight to a waiting unmarked and zipped off into the sunset.

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Here’s the Story..

Stupid… Stupid…Stupid…

Copper in 013 locks up a guy, takes $200 dollars AND CREDIT CARS (DUHHH!) Then he goes to Target and Toys R’ Us and purchases GIFT CARDS with the credit cards that he stole!! (DOUBLE DUH!) AND is seen doing so in FULL FUC%ING UNIFORM!!! .. He is now in Central Detention Lockup awaiting CBC.

Anyone willing to give this guy a benefit?? Give ‘em some gift cards from Joe Roddy, Attorney at Law.

12/13/2005 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous 812 is worthless said...

Maybe we can put some of those Po's on 812's beat cause that do nothing bitch is never there. Hey buddy leave 5800 Central once and awhile and patrol the beat you jagoff. Nice to see with 812 on 3rd watch the local stores can be robbed by m1/m4 at 8 pm on Tuesday.

12/13/2005 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO TOP IT ALL OFF, DUMBASS FROM 013 LOOKS RIGHT INTO THE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS AT EACH STORE THAT HE IS USING THE STOLEN CREDIT CARDS AT.

SLAM DUNK. TWO MAJOR DUMBASSES WITH STARS LOCKED UP IN 5 DAYS, IF YOU INCLUDE THE ASSHOLE FROM 018 WHO'S REAL JOB WAS AS A DOPE DEALER FIRST, COP SECOND, WHEN IT BENEFITTED HIM.

AND FOR THE SIMPLETONS HERE WHO LIKE TO TRY AND TYPE IN EBONICS AND SPEAK IN RACIST CODES, HOPE YOU NOTICED THAT BOTH OF THESE CLOWNS ARE WHITE.

SO, BOYS, WHO'S NEXT? STEP RIGHT UP! MAKES YOU PROUD TO BE THE POLICE, HUH?

I FUCKING HATE SAYING THIS, BUT GUYS LIKE THESE TWO BUTTHOLES MAKE ME GLAD WE HAVE AN IAD.

NOW OPS i COULD DO WITH OUT...

12/13/2005 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the mutts are EXACTLY who they want to attract. academy classes are getting darker and darker. it's sad but true, in a few years dept. will be mostly mutts.

12/13/2005 04:17:02 PM


Yeah...it's a real shame that they don't try and hire more intelligent people like you, right?

Do you wear the white sheet to roll call, or are you just one of those pussies who only talks like that behind your keyboard?

12/13/2005 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took the test in 1975, 65,000 others also took it..i love this job..i don't like the politics but you can go out there and do a good job,,its easy, dont take money,dont trade dope for a gun, dont hit the ass-hole unless he is still fighting with you,and learn from the old timers how to write the paper the right way,,,i dont care what you know or dont know.you still have to cover your ass even if your 100% right...and please dont call me names..i am the working police and i still have a good time out there...thanks

12/13/2005 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Poster at 1030pm The coppers arent both white. One is hispanic and the other is Italian and we whites dont claim mobbed up dirty rotten dago bastards.

12/13/2005 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the old joke; You know what italians are puerto ricans with jobs... bada bom

12/13/2005 11:57:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Anonymous said...

SCC: Your point is????
Perhaps the city should just give up! This line really got the Neanderthals thinking, 4:17:02 is just the type you want on this job, and possibly on your blog, well guess what, you got him. Does everthing have to be so negative with you?


12/13/2005 04:36:08 PM

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Our point is... well actually, we have no point. We are just astute observers and this caught our eye. We made no judgement on this being good or bad, we just point out the reality, the spin, and try to make sense of it all. In case you hadn't noticed, morale on this job is in the shitter and it's stunts like these that keep it there. We've pointed out a bunch of improvments this department could make to run more efficiently (as we used to work in the real world, we have some ideas) but as they haven't taken them to heart yet, we're stuck pointing out their stupidity, their inefficiency, their mistakes and their faults. c'est la vie

12/14/2005 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has to do with the residency restiction! If the cheapist thing in Garfield Ridge is a ranch for $300,000 why the f- would you take this shitty job??

So you can watch less qualified people get good spots cause their daddy is a vip??

Or never get promoted cause the bosses have secret study groups for their kids??

Maybe it's cause they read this blog!

12/14/2005 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's just hire all the gangbangers back! Maybe Tookie could have had a star.....

12/14/2005 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

51 Detectives wouldn't cover the shortage in A/1 or A/2. A/4 & A/5 are both down about 40 each. Of course all the Det's detailed out to Gang Intelligence, Fugitive Apprehension, Fed Task Forces, etc, still count against each Area's numbers. Who was the last guy in the class that will make it 51 instead of 50? Must have some good juice.

12/14/2005 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da mayor uses a law designed "only" for Chicago, (contrary to the right enjoyed by every other police union in this state) bargaining on residency and eventually to arbitration.

Da mayor defies federal law and prevents concealed carry for retirees.

Da mayor when he can't create the law defies the law.

See a pattern here

Our union leaders sit back with the knowledge that the only tactic this city understands is "LAWSUIT" we pay Pleni$$ over $150,000. dollars a year to make sure the critics of the leadership of this "faternal organization" are silenced by expulsion and you wonder why the same 50 people show up for a union meeting.

12/14/2005 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this job! where else can you have fun at the expense of others, go around with guns protecting your back, eat at restaurants for free, drive a city car,yep being the Mayor kicks ass!!
Beyotches!!!!

12/14/2005 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Police Officers do not have a union. FOP is not a union.

12/14/2005 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said....

Yeah...it's a real shame that they don't try and hire more intelligent people like you, right?

Do you wear the white sheet to roll call, or are you just one of those pussies who only talks like that behind your keyboard?

12/13/2005 10:36:35 PM

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"mutt" doesn't have to be a black term unless you want it to be. by "mutt" i meant anyone with a criminal history. most "mutts" just happen to be black. could be just a coincidence. who knows.

in south side districts you have black mutts. in latino districts, you have latino mutts. and on north side districts you have dego and mick mutts. mutts are mutts. pure and simple.

besides, we all know by now that white people are by far the least racist of all.

white people hate black people.

latinos hate white people and black people.

asians hate white people, latinos, and black people.

black people hate white people, latinos, asians, jews, indians, etc.

therefore, white people are the most discrimminated against of all races.

and black people are the most racist of all.

12/14/2005 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sir should find yourself an all White Police Department, in an all White Town, with all White People..you and your kind aren't needed here.........Now you know why there are only 3000 applicants.....People have to deal with the likes of you

12/14/2005 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Racism is wrong on all counts. And to 2:24 poster, we all know your buzzwords and backward logic in an attempt to hide racism. Nice try though, blame your racism on the minority. Where is "little Malcolm" when we need him?

12/14/2005 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i live in 019, and have my entire life. at times the neighborhood was rough and tumble, but times have changed. for those of you that claim this is city is a "shithole" i'd suggest you leave the southside and go to another large city. having traveled the world, i have yet to see a city that could compete with chicago.

maybe you should just quit, and move back to the suburbs... we really won't miss you.

12/14/2005 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no qualified applicants. There are only spoiled coppers kids who believe it's their birthright to become the police or suckups who knock on doors at election time or join LAPA, GAPA, etc...

12/14/2005 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i never realized how many crybabies i worked with till i read this site. unbelieveable!

12/14/2005 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I love this job and wouldn't trade it for the world. I'll keep running around Englewood chasing the mutt and having fun. No other job in the world offers someone the opportunity to have the fun that we do, along with the high pay. The only thing that stings when I go to work is listening to the constant whining like I hear here. Whining that comes from some of the laziest po's I have ever seen. Maybe it's just a coincidence.

12/14/2005 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH THE POSTER WHO BLAMED THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT.THE EXTREME HIGH PRICE OF HOUSING COUPLED WITH THE ATROCIOUS STATE OF AFFAIRS AT C.P.S. REQUIRING PRIVATE SCHOOLING IS A FACTOR.YOUR PAY SCALE WILL NO LONGER SECURE A HOUSE IN A DECENT NEIGHBORHOOD.A 20% DOWN PAYMENT ON A 300,000 HOUSE IS 60,000. NO AVOIDING P.M.I. ASK PEOPLE WHO CAME ON THE JOB IN THE LAST 3 YEARS IF THEY THINK THEY WILL EVER BE ABLE TO AFFORD A HOUSE IN A PART OF THE CITY THAT IS SAFE FOR THEIR WIFE & KIDS. I THINK THE RETENSION RATE WILL FALL SHARPLY AS NEW MEMBERS TAKE A GOOD LOOK AROUND AND DO THE MATH.

12/14/2005 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
i live in 019, and have my entire life. at times the neighborhood was rough and tumble, but times have changed. for those of you that claim this is city is a "shithole" i'd suggest you leave the southside and go to another large city. having traveled the world, i have yet to see a city that could compete with chicago.

maybe you should just quit, and move back to the suburbs... we really won't miss you.

12/14/2005 04:31:36 AM

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Just pointing out the obvious here, as a middle class white male, I am in the demographic majority of the department. However, as a middle class white male resident, I am in the city's minority.

When you look at the mean housing prices for Chicago, all the numbers people include the ENTIRE city. There are VAST expanses of this city that I would not feel safe living in for myself, my wife, or my kids. So the housing numbers should honestly reflect this.

Consider Pilsen. Many whites, yuppie and artisan types have moved to Pilsen, a traditionally spanish hood. The developers have followed after them building condos. In response, spanish community groups have sprouted to force the alderman "to keep Pilsen brown". IMHO, I'd say racial tension between whites and latinos are less obvious than whites and blacks. With that in mind, why didn't the artisans and yuppies move to Englewood, or Kenwood, or Rosemoor?

as a MCWM am I dead the following day I move to Englewood? No. Am I 100% safe in Edison Pk? No. But why would I choose to be 50-75% less safe in anyone of these numerious hoods, where I don't fit in. And here the rub (for me) there are lot fewer of these neighbor hoods and they cost 3x to 4x than elsewhere.

To the above poster, what years are you talking about that 019 was "rough anf tumble"?

12/14/2005 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous "garfield parker" said...

Im currently residing in Wildwood after a recent move from "O-Town" in CopLand.

With retirement on the horizon, my family is now considering buying a 3-bedroom condo with 2 WBFP, a Jacuzzi, game room, library, roof-top terrace, ad infinitum, in the 4000 block of Wilcox St.

Plenty of local shopping on Madison and Pulaski. Very active nightlife and Marshall High School is only a mile away. All of this for less than $200k.

Like Mayor Daley, I believe that H.R. 218 for retirees is unnecessary.

12/14/2005 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous 1st and 16th are all its worth said...

Anonymous said...
Well I love this job and wouldn't trade it for the world. I'll keep running around Englewood chasing the mutt and having fun. No other job in the world offers someone the opportunity to have the fun that we do, along with the high pay. The only thing that stings when I go to work is listening to the constant whining like I hear here. Whining that comes from some of the laziest po's I have ever seen. Maybe it's just a coincidence.

12/14/2005 07:37:52 AM

One or two civil lawsuits will take the run and gun out of you. Get it all out now Mr. Two Year Wonder and that settle back and watch what this city truely is and how it is ran. After you get that out of your system, go and patrol your home and let the mules in Englewood be like they have always been. Mule has always been there and will always be there you my friend are not making an difference even though your Sarge may tell you otherwise.

12/14/2005 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Consider Pilsen. Many whites, yuppie and artisan types have moved to Pilsen, a traditionally spanish hood. The developers have followed after them building condos. In response, spanish community groups have sprouted to force the alderman "to keep Pilsen brown". IMHO, I'd say racial tension between whites and latinos are less obvious than whites and blacks. With that in mind, why didn't the artisans and yuppies move to Englewood, or Kenwood, or Rosemoor? <<

They just haven't gotten there yet. 10 years ago, when HQ was at 1121, there was nothing like there is now south of Roosevelt. But people moved in... and they continue to all the way up to Hyde Park along the Lakefront, with a few (admittedly large) exceptions around public housing.

I have a place around 18th street, along with a quite significant number of CPD employees and veterans. There is one GREAT thing happening there, as follows:

The city has a complete history of being segregated along 100 different fault lines. Almost the entire neighborhoods of Mt. Greenwood and Beverly and most of the population in the 'burbs is the result, at least partially, of white flight. Partially, though not fully, as many people just cannot stand to live in the corrupt cesspool of a city anymore. But I digress.

So huge areas of the south side became vacant wastelands with nothing but ballers, shot callers and brawlers. Who be sippin on the Benz with the spoilers? Oops, I digress again.

Well I move back into the south loop and now I have gay neighbors, black neighbors, chinese neighbors, a lovely middle-aged Cuban couple next door (who moved in from a nice 'burb) and of course, white neighbors. They all paid good money for their homes. And I ain't running no more, because I knew they'd be there the day I put my money down.

So I'm a bit more comfortable being in the gentrified neighborhoods around downtown than in Mt. Greenwood or Garfield Ridge. People think that Mt. Greenwood or Garfield Ridge are some special bastion of safety and security. TO me, their turn is right around the corner. We've seen the continuing flight from all parts of 008, from Evergreen Park, from the South suburbs, from Morgan Park, from parts of Beverly and on and on backwards through time.

Me? I don't care so much about living with "my" white people. I do care about living with "my" working people. And I do care to avoid living in a neighborhood without a herd of nervous runners looking at the occupants of each new moving van to see if its time to stampede again. My parents and grandparents went through that. Enough is enough.

12/14/2005 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOPEFULLY, WHEN THE WAR WINDS DOWN, WE ATTRACT MORE VETERAN APPLICANTS . PEOPLE, WHO I BELIEVE SHOULD HAVE A SHOT IN THIS TYPE OF PROFESSION. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT MOST OF THESE VETERANS, IN THEIR MID 20'S ,( THE MAJORITY OF) ,WILL HAVE ENOUGH SENSE AND MATURITY AFTER HAVING SERVEDIN THE MILITARY . MOST WILL HAVE LEARNED GOOD WORK ETHICS AND DISCIPLINE AND PROFESSIONALISM ..YOU KNOW, THE TYPES THAT DON'T COMPLAIN AND JUST DO WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO. THESE GUYS IN THE COMBAT ZONE DON'T EVEN MAKE HALF THE MONEY THAT P.O.'S MAKE--YET THEY DON'T WHINE AND BITCH LIKE THE DOG ASSES IN THIS DEPARTMENT DO.

P.S.
TO ALL THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN SERVING THEIR COUNTRY...I WISH THEM ALL HAPPY HOLIDAYS, AND HOPE THAT THEY MAKE IT HOME SOON TO BE WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

12/14/2005 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:31 Traveled the world and found no nicer city than Chicago? Fire your travel agent! There are dozens in this country alone.

12/14/2005 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LETS MAKE THE POWER TEST MANDITORY ON THIS JOB TO WEED OUT ALL YOU FATSO'S AND WEAKLINGS!

12/14/2005 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, Tookie's ghost.

12/14/2005 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no qualified applicants. There are only spoiled coppers kids who believe it's their birthright to become the police or suckups who knock on doors at election time or join LAPA, GAPA, etc...

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Name me the last GAPA member to get ahead by knocking on doors and hustling votes. LAPA, yeah. GAPA? yer nuts.

12/14/2005 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i JUST RETIRED WITH 35 YEARS ON. I LIVE IN MORGAN PARK, IM VERY WHITE. I WALK UNARMED WITHOUT FEAR. I LOVED THE JOB, IT WAS GREAT, I HAD TO LEAVE EARLY, FORCED OFF MEDICALLY, AND I AM BEING TAKEN GREAT CARE OF. THE MEDICAL SECTION COULD NOT HAVE BEEN KINDER NOR MORE UNDERSTANDING. IN SHORT I AM FACING DEATH, BUT I WILL GO TO MY MOTHERFUCKING GRAVE SAYING THAT I WAS PROUD TO BE THE REAL POLICE, AND EVEN PROUDER TO HAVE LIVED IN CHICAGO. MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS LIKE A TARZAN MOVIE, SOME WHITE SOME BLACK, NO HISPANIC. DECENT PEOPLE ARE JUST THAT THEY ARE DECENT PEOPLE. QUIT YOUR CRYING ABOUT DALEY, PROMOTION......YOUR A POISON, LEAVE THE JOB OR JUST KILL YOURSELF, MY GOD WHAT A BUNCH OF WHINERS.


P.S. NOTHING WAS MORE FUN THAN THIS JOB IN THE 70'S AND 80'S, SORRY YOU MISSED IT CHERRY BOYS. I GOTA GO MATLOCK'S ON. oH YEAH BY THE WAY wALGREEN'S HAS A GREAT SALE THIS WEEK ON DEPENDS.

12/14/2005 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:12 - GAPA CPWA PAPA LAPA IAPA Noble Westside - none of these organizations knock on doors and hustle votes -know your facts before you start saying what one group does or doesnt do--all the groups are exactly the same with the same members same problems only different shades of skin- underneath they all bleed the same, blue.

12/14/2005 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: 02:40.....putting things in perspective, and facing the reality of life

12/14/2005 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:06- Excellent post

12/14/2005 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous "reality check" said...

2:40 PM

Nice try, boss.

You're a shill or else your terminal illness has taken a devastating toll on your credibility and your cerebral cortex (walking unarmed in Morgan Park, "whining" about Daley and promotion).

12/14/2005 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
IN SHORT I AM FACING DEATH, BUT I WILL GO TO MY MOTHERFUCKING GRAVE SAYING THAT I WAS PROUD TO BE THE REAL POLICE, AND EVEN PROUDER TO HAVE LIVED IN CHICAGO. MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS LIKE A TARZAN MOVIE, SOME WHITE SOME BLACK, NO HISPANIC. DECENT PEOPLE ARE JUST THAT THEY ARE DECENT PEOPLE. QUIT YOUR CRYING ABOUT DALEY, PROMOTION......YOUR A POISON, LEAVE THE JOB OR JUST KILL YOURSELF, MY GOD WHAT A BUNCH OF WHINERS.


P.S. NOTHING WAS MORE FUN THAN THIS JOB IN THE 70'S AND 80'S, SORRY YOU MISSED IT CHERRY BOYS. I GOTA GO MATLOCK'S ON. oH YEAH BY THE WAY wALGREEN'S HAS A GREAT SALE THIS WEEK ON DEPENDS.

12/14/2005 02:40:20 PM"

35 years on the job and "forced off" the job medically...RRRRRIIIIIGGGGGHHHHHHT!

Some of the BIGGEST whiners on this job have 30 years on and you can take that to the bank.

All some of these 30 year guys do is whine about how good it was in the 70's and 80's. Sounds like you fit right in with the crew.

See, those of us with less than 30 years, this is all we have known.

Half of the 30 year guys that are still in beat cars complain about EVERYTHING.

I guess we all have our bitchers and that includes you POPS.

Now go put on those depends and hope they don't leak. Now that you have all of this time, why don't you go back to school and study grammar and spelling? For the love of God you need it!

12/14/2005 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:40 pm

Tookie was more believable.

7:18 pm

Chill out, Slick!

12/14/2005 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:12 - GAPA CPWA PAPA LAPA IAPA Noble Westside - none of these organizations knock on doors and hustle votes -know your facts before you start saying what one group does or doesnt do-

REREAD MY POST: I didn't imply that these groups knock on doors.To clarify..I said bosses kids OR Knocking on doors OR joining LAPA,GAPA,..etc. The three preferred methods of how to excel on the CPD!

P.S.And I do know my facts..several LAPA guys worked on the governors campaign, all were promised promotions, all got them! NEED Names?

12/15/2005 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, since you offered..yeah, I'd like the names please.

12/15/2005 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: 12:52.....maybe the federal monitor would be interested (names of folks who did political work and then received promotions as a return favor)......

12/15/2005 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger sharky said...

I was down at HQ today and had a chance to speak with a buddy at Personnel. He told me the reason for the extension on applications for new Police Officers is because they have less than 500 applications turned in to date (473 as of yesterday, not including Internet applications that may have been submitted today).

12/15/2005 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: 12:01....no wonder they extended the deadline....based on that figure, they would have to extend the deadline to the year 2009.....(or maybe put "help wanted, inquire within" signs on the districts.....

12/15/2005 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think some college graduate wants a job where criminals swing on/shoot at them, where they get bum pay, where they have to live in the city, where the city doesn't back them and/or hangs them out to dry, where benefits costs are through the roof....shall I continue?

12/16/2005 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Dick Trickle said...

I'm not a GAPA guy, but that Eagle sure is a cool symbol. Wonder where they swiped that from ?

As far as LAPA goes. I could give two fucks. I would love to bang hot Mexican chicks though.

Keep the faith.

Dick.

12/19/2005 08:57:00 PM  

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