Saturday, December 31, 2005

Old Timers

Back in the day, before probable cause, racial profiling and such, we remember a few old coppers telling us when they did traffic stops, they used to ask the drivers a bunch of questions and then toss in off the wall stuff just to see what people would say. Then they'd sell them a pencil and send them on their way.

One of the best exchanges went something like this:
  • Where are you going? Where are you coming from?
  • What were you doing? With who?
  • Was Donald Duck the mouse or the dog?
  • Who killed Abraham Lincoln?
We finally solved at least one of those questions.


Blogger SCC said...

Keep your head straight tonight boys and girls. We'll catch you after the celebrations.

12/31/2005 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be careful boys tonight, remember its all non-sense. The lonelyest feeling in the world is waiting to go into surgery, because you got hurt on this job, by doing the job.

Down the line they wont pay your medical bills, your credit rating takes a hit, and your union sells you out. Protect yourself and your brother p/os, screw John Q. Public, let them kill each other, take your time responding to the shots fired and the drunken domestic bull shit. Why make Daley, Kline, and some Merit ball-less Captain look good.

12/31/2005 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That also applies to the 364 other days/nights a year.

12/31/2005 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be careful to all who will be out there dealing with this nonsense tonight! We'll be in the projects, and as the above posts state, let these mules shoot all they want. Don't try to be a hero. Look out for each other. The key is everyone going home at the end of the tour! BE SAFE and a HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!

12/31/2005 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to find a nice bullet free place to hide between 00:00 and 04:00. Sorry folks handle your own problems to night!

12/31/2005 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Happy New year, everyone, be safe!

12/31/2005 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Malcolm X's liitle brother said...

Happy New Year to all, even those not of color.

12/31/2005 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Going to celebrate getting our "compression raise" tomorrow?

Think again boys and girls. Once again your public school education has failed you.


The city pulled a fast one and the FOP and arbitrator fell for it.

It's not easy to explain but I'll try.

The only one benefitting is the city. They just eliminated the top pay scale. Those presently at the 30yr rate get a 3.5% raise along with everyone else. However, starting tomorrow, no one else can get into that club. When they (the 30 year club) all eventually retire, that rate is eliminated.

A true compression would have been where the amount of the last step was spread out among the others in addition to the normal raise. That's not what happened. All we got was 3.5% in January instead of the usual 2% in Jan and 2% in July. Nothing more. Take away the term "compression" and it's a typical raise without the potential of making the 30yr rate.

One more thing. We lose money in July when the new insurance rate kicks in. They just took away part of our 3.5% raise.

This is why the city was so willing to offer the compression raise in negotiations. It actually saves them money in the long run.

And we fell for it.

12/31/2005 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So did the CFD. Too many guys wanting their retro. Not enoug thinking and our ball-less union sold us out too.

12/31/2005 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malcolm X's liitle brother said...
Happy New Year to all, even those not of color.

12/31/2005 05:59:40 PM

I knew deep down inside you were a softy. So I'll not tell you to go fuck yourself again, but wish you Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all, and be careful.

12/31/2005 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone actually do the math for the step increases? For the 01Jul06 to 01Jan06 step 10 increase...should be a 3.5% difference...right? My math shows it to only be 2.8%? Am I just screwing this up? $76476-74328=2148 (2148/76476)*100=2.8%?
There is about a 450.00 difference per year on that total. Anybody know why? There are other places that it seems screwy too. Must be that new Chicago math.

12/31/2005 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memo on ticket quotas stirs cop union protest

Move called off amid union protest

By David Heinzmann - Tribune staff reporter
October 31, 2004

In an apparent violation of Police Department and union rules, Chicago
police commanders imposed quotas for writing tickets and other police
work on a small group of officers who patrol the Northwest Side,
according to a memo written by a Shakespeare District captain.

The memo drew protest from the police union, and department officials
have rescinded the quotas.

The memo, titled "Mandatory Minimum Activity Plan," was written by
Shakespeare District Capt. David Sobczyk and approved by both district
Cmdr. Salvador Avila and Grand Central Area Deputy Chief of Patrol
Maria Maher, said police spokesman David Bayless.

Quotas for officers are against department policy and a violation of
the Fraternal Order of Police contract. FOP Vice President Gregory
Bella said he has admonished the Police Department over the memo. "The
department cannot impose quotas on officers," Bella said.

The memo was given to officers on the afternoon shift during the week
of Oct. 18-22, and begins, "The following activity will be accomplished
every working day." It goes on to list the number of citations that
must be written every day. For example, "Five (5) Parkers; One (1)
Mover. ..."

The memo also states that at least one additional action must be taken
from a second list of six options, including an arrest, a gang
dispersal or additional traffic or parking tickets. The memo threatens
disciplinary action against officers who do not submit "daily
checklists" complying with the quota.

Sobczyk was trying to motivate a few officers, about five, who he
thought were not productive enough, Bayless said. The department has
rescinded the quota, Bayless said, but will continue to demand the
officers in question give daily written accounts of productivity.

The memo "was given to these officers because they had been not
showing much activity at all," Bayless said. "While we applaud the
efforts of the watch commander to motivate officers who are less than
productive, we don't approve of any measure that has the appearance
that officers are required to generate specific patrol activity."

Bayless said the quotas were not extreme and pointed out that the
directive was constructed in a way that did not demand an arrest be
made every day. Officers could choose from another infraction to meet
the quota.

Civil-liberties experts said quotas create an environment that can
lead officers to abuse citizens. "It creates pressure to engage in
activity, really, that the officers might not engage in, from
conducting warrantless searches to stopping people without any cause,"
said Ed Yohnka of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Copyright © 2004, Chicago Tribune

12/31/2005 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maria probably couldn't read it over her tits. Fortunately for A/5 Patrol she is now busy calling individual detectives and screaming like a banshee at them about specific cases. Unfortunately, the favor cannot be returned. Our future Superintendent does not want to be notified about anything after her "beauty" rest begins.

12/31/2005 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Find a nice bride to hide under tonight.

12/31/2005 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous FILMORE2U said...

Guys and girls..please becareful out there tonight and every night..i was in the hospital all day with injured PPO.(011).say a prayer.. he'll live but beyond that know knows yet..fILMORE

12/31/2005 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/31/2005 07:35:00 PM  
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12/31/2005 07:44:00 PM  
Blogger Shadi said...


(Glad this one is over- hope the new one brings less "interesting" times... ;-> ) Out with the tumultuous waterlogged Wood Rooster... In with the DOG of FIRE (S.C.C. & R.S.M. - You're ON my precious Pups! Sounds scary for this Dragon with Tiny Woodie!)

(PLEASE take a cab home if you get too "tired", say a prayer for the aforementioned P.P.O.'s; and if you can't be with the one you love, use a condom with the one you're with...! ;-)

A quickie pic 4 you..."OUT WITH THE OLD... IN WITH THE T.R.U..." ;-P

Luv `n' Kisses to my lovers... too numerous to mention...

- ydahS ;->

12/31/2005 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous yo quiero i.o.d. said...

Pack of Angry Chihuahuas Attacks Officer

By Associated Press
Published December 31, 2005, 4:35 PM CST

FREMONT, Calif. -- A pack of angry Chihuahuas attacked a police officer who was escorting a teenager home after a traffic stop, authorities said.

The officer suffered minor injuries, including bites to his ankle, Detective Bill Veteran said.

The five Chihuahuas escaped the 17-year-old boy's home and rushed the officer in the doorway Thursday, authorities said. The teenager had been detained after the traffic incident.

The officer was treated at a hospital and returned to work less than two hours later.

Copyright © 2005, The Associated Press

12/31/2005 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About that wage compression, the Sergeant's gave away their top scale. Our guys all get the next step raise. Research before you post.

12/31/2005 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Loaded Dice said...

New Year's Eve 1973. Capt Frances Nolan standing in front of the 3rd Watch rool call stated " no calls in Cabrini after 2300 hrs will be answered. (10-1 not withstanding). Find a place to hide and come in at 2345. Keep your heads down. I'll answer any beefs. Don't get hurt. Go home to your family tonight in one piece". Yes boys and girls BE SAFE, and God Bless You. And if you have time say a little one fot Capt. Nolan--God Rest his Soul. It's rainy in Vegas.......

12/31/2005 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Loaded Dice said...

OOP Francis not Frances

12/31/2005 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone remembers seeing the postings about a law suit involving overtime and it should include uniform allowance and duty availability in the hourly rate please posr which topic thread it is under. I believe several other departments were involved.


12/31/2005 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sergeants gave away nothing. The arbitrator ruled.
Research before YOU post.

12/31/2005 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First gun pinch at midnight gets to go home early!

12/31/2005 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We just received orders that we are to be up and driving around at MIDNIGHT here in shitville..

What happened to Bosses with BALLS and COMMON SENSE???? The reason that we are to be out is because thats what the supt. wants.

Make sure your dress blues are pressed so we can look good IN A FUCKING CASKET.

12/31/2005 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure the females working the desks in all the districts have their vests on...


12/31/2005 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares what the supe says, common sense boys and girls, hit the hole between 1145 and 0030 anything after that respond in groups and take care of each other..........

12/31/2005 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care what the supe says. Do not make yourself a visible moving target in the mayhem of ghetto gunfire tonight between 23:45 and 01:00.

If you are prepositioned to shoot back somewhere in the jets from a "bunker" spot then that is one thing. But driving around inviting people to take potshots at you while the rest of the hood is out shooting? Screw that. You wouldn't even know in many places if the gunfire is directed at you until it hits you.

DO NOT BE TARGETS TONIGHT. Happy new years all, and please live for another one.

12/31/2005 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous rounding 3rd ehading home in March said...

The post about the wage compression is correct
I am not getting 3.5% Im getting 2.8%

On good note I beleive we made it through the entire year without losing anybody in the line of duty

Bless you all stay safe

12/31/2005 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

Frank Nolan was one of the great ones
Bles his soul

12/31/2005 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck & be safe to the hardest working cops in the department- The 25th District WARDOGS...HooHaa!

12/31/2005 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the Supe ride around tonite Maybe he can get another gun pinch and an honorable mention

12/31/2005 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the jagoff coppers in Norwood Park who just fired their guns off outside their homes in the vicinity of Canfield Ave.: I hope you do some BIG prison time when one of those bullets lands on/in somebody around here!

This isn't the ghetto you shitbirds! No excuse for gunfire in this neighborhood! You ought to know better!

1/01/2006 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard on the radio this morning at 0001 hours as the female is spazzing out: 613 emergency!!! shots fired at 79th & Racine about 12 shots in a row I can still smell the gunpowder, emergency!!!!

Well no shit 613 it's New Year's Eve...Jeeeeez

1/01/2006 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shooting at canfield? how you know its the PO-lice?
try the house at harlem/devon

1/01/2006 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
shooting at canfield? how you know its the PO-lice?
try the house at harlem/devon

1/01/2006 12:31:01 AM

Because I happen to know who my neighbors are, and Canfield is not exactly close to Harlem and Devon, BEEYATCH!

Same Po-Po neighbors that do an hour long fireworks show every 4th of July with more ordinance than the Iraqi army had!

I guess Laws only apply to certain folks an not others. Especially laws of common sense, like "what goes up, must come down"!!!

1/01/2006 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/31/2005, 014 Steve you are one big JO, thats right you !

1/01/2006 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because I happen to know who my neighbors are, and Canfield is not exactly close to Harlem and Devon, BEEYATCH!

Same Po-Po neighbors that do an hour long fireworks show every 4th of July with more ordinance than the Iraqi army had!

I guess Laws only apply to certain folks an not others. Especially laws of common sense, like "what goes up, must come down"!!!

1/01/2006 12:43:45 AM

If coppers are dumb enough to fire rounds in the air they should be jailed! But for you to come on here and say its coppers because on the 4th of july they buy alot of fireworks, you are an asshole Butt-Detective.

1/01/2006 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

address for the shit bird at devon and harlem please -

1/01/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The "law" of common sence???"

What goes up must come down has always been the law of "Gravity" in my book.
Has it changed too?
re: 12:43

1/01/2006 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1/01/2006 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous 1612 said...

S/W corner Devon & NW Highway......shitty house........with shit-heads inside

1/01/2006 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Kevlar Unbrella said...

One of the greatest lessons I learned from my FTO was to be watchful of the 3 B's.
Any one of them might get you fired or convicted. Any combination of them will. Be safe in 06' folks.

1/02/2006 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrolmen suck. You're all a bunch of stupid assholes...

1/02/2006 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger POSSUCK said...

Patrolmen suck... you are all a bunch of stupid fucks who don't know shit and act like you do. Go fuck up another homicide scene...

1/02/2006 10:43:00 PM  
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1/02/2006 10:55:00 PM  
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1/02/2006 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025??? You are all a bunch of fuck ups

1/02/2006 11:19:00 PM  
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