Monday, January 23, 2006

Mr. Rockatansky? Your Car Sir

Now this is cool:

We figure that we are within 5 to 10 years of a true "Mad Max" type automobile. And after we finish nuking Iran, we can ship a bunch of these over there and patrol the wasteland that was Persia. The oil will still be safe underground, so it truly COULD be like a "Mad Max" type of existence. (hat tip to Ace of Spades)

49 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fast as the car, I'm first....

1/23/2006 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone got any comments on the new Chevys? Better or worse than the Fords?
I personally still think the Box Chevy was the best in recent years.

1/23/2006 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actualy, are there any opinions re: this car vs. the Chevys? (interior space wise, etc.). Some say that the Dodge's are better, faster, etc., and that the Chevy's are tighter/smaller up front. Ideas, anyone?

1/23/2006 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chevys blow! They should have stayed with the Fords...although, the Dodges wouldn't be bad, either.

1/23/2006 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new Chevy sucks! I'm a normal sized guy that drives one with no cage, and I'm still cramped. There is absolutely no room in these cars!

The funny thing is that the Dodge Charger is not only better, but cheaper than the Impala. So what does the Department do, they buy the shittier more expensive car. Apparently whoever is in charge of vehicle purchases must be getting a kickback, as theres no justification for buying these pieces of garbage over the Ford or Dodge.

Oh well! What do you expect from the Chicago Police Department?

1/23/2006 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any info on the search warrant executed on the 3600 block of Pacific tonight by 23 tact?

1/23/2006 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the Dodge makes far more sense than those stupid Hummers or Tahoes....which the city is purchasing for $60K - $80K a pop. I think the Hummer gets 8mpg...Yeah that's a smart fiscal move. What I really don't understand is the city did a study of the Impala and found it too small on the interior before they purchased any. How much sense does that make. Next we will be patrolling in a focus or a civic.

1/23/2006 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Impala is a great car....if you're 5-6 or under. The rest of us are fucked!

1/23/2006 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

word is the city is going to buy tahoes (like the swat team is driving), to put out in patrol. their not 4 wheel drive. the cheap city is buying the "pursuit" pakage tahoe! we cant chase right? im taking bets to see what district will be the first one to roll one of those things over!!! oh & better yet, rumor has it the TRU is getting a hummer! the kind you drive. thats the best one yet!!!!!!!!!!

1/23/2006 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with the small fwd impala injuries and maint/repair costs will shoot through the roof.
a terrible decision, especially if it's true a study advised against it.
just follow the $ and see who benifitted

1/23/2006 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for the 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon......

1/23/2006 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever see some of the fat-ass cops trying to get into one of the new chevys? Its pretty funny. Their big bellies get stuck on the steering wheel. So lets go, EXERCISE!!! EXERCISE!!

1/23/2006 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Box chevy was the best ever!Second was the first buble chevy with the skirts and 350 motor, after that it all got gay

1/23/2006 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

best car for room and big guy accomodation:

Dodge Monacos (sp?) battleships!!!
The city forgot the 60's lesson with the Valiants, too small.

best running: early 80's chevys.

1/23/2006 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

best utility and street clearing capability:

back door wagons, no sissy bars.
fill em up and haul! sissy boys , a wagon isn't a riverview ride damnit.

1/23/2006 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember the rentals?
The rented U-haul boxes for special OCU missions ??( Hammer downs)

Wagon, interview office, processing, and transportation all in one.

1/23/2006 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Impala is garbage, the front is to small, the trash in the back has 6 more inches leg room than we do in the front. I f you think I ma lying measure it. I own the Charger, it has loads of room in it, it has great acceleration nice top end, the traction control is so much better than the Fords. The City didn't do there homework on the Chevy's. I figure one day we will find out that the Dealership we got them through was owned by some aldercreature's family members, or one of King Richards Family members. I have talked to some of the smaller municipalities that are going over to the dodges and trashing the Chevy's due to extremely higher maintenance costs.

1/23/2006 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no respect, right Rodney ???

Don't worry, after your baby teeth fall out the new ones will grow into the empty holes.

I'll bet you wear the star on a chain bagboy.

1/23/2006 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"LAST OF THE V-8 INTERECEPTORS, EH MATE? SURE BE ASHAME TO BLOW IT UP."

"AS FOR THE ROAD WARRIOR, THAT IS THE LAST I EVER SAW OF HIM. HE LIVES NOW, ONLY IN MY MEMORIES."

1/23/2006 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 23rd district tact team was doing SEARCH WARRANTS ON THE 3600 OF PACIFIC? Why they do that? They be a little far from home EH?

1/23/2006 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 23rd district tact team was doing SEARCH WARRANTS ON THE 3600 OF PACIFIC?
----------------------------
It turns out that last Thursday was "Glow Stick Night" at the Manhole. (They party and stick these glow sticks up their buttholes I guess.) Well a bunch of glow sticks went missing and they guy that took them left his wallet behind with his license. The tact-team obtained a warrant to arrest the subject and get the glow sticks back. They sniffed them to make sure they were the right ones.

I think thats what happened.

1/23/2006 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous VIKING II said...

I REALLY DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY ROOM FOR YOUR ANTI ISREAL RANTING AHTRED. IT'S ONE THING IF YOU DON'T AGREE WITH OUR FORIEGN POLICY W/ REGARD TO ISREAL BUT QUITE ANOTHER TO JUST POST HOW MUCH YOU HATE ISREAL AND JEWS. I MYSELF BEING NON JEWISH BUT A CHRISTIAN FIND YOUR POSTS FULL OF HATE. IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN REMEMBER YOUR SAVIOR IS A JEW. I PRAY TO A SAVIOR WHO IS A JEW. PERSONALLY I BELIEVE WE ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING IS SUPPORTING ISREAL. IF YOU WANT THE FACTS ABOUT WHAT HAS AHPPENED AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ISREAL THEN PICK UP THAT BLACK BOOK, THE BIBLE.

1/23/2006 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back the '56 Buick Roadmasters used by the Highway Patrol (2 door beefed up specials). Dan Matthews loved them. 10-4 10-4 10-4!

1/23/2006 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The 23rd district tact team was doing SEARCH WARRANTS ON THE 3600 OF PACIFIC? Why they do that? They be a little far from home EH?

1/23/2006 01:16:24 PM

They can do wa warrant pretty much anywhere in cook county. You would know that if you actually ever did one.

1/23/2006 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salute:

Broderick Craewford 10-4

1/23/2006 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous 1st and 16th said...

Search warrarnts are over rated, I will stick to writing 2 parkers and let you tough guys get the glory.

1/23/2006 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city joined the lawsuit against ford for the exploding gas tank think-like, show me a sedan that gets rear ended at 80mph and doesn't blow, so ford go pissed and at all the agencies that sued and made it hard for them to get the crown vics. chevy gave the city a 2 for 3 deal- buy 2 get one free- no joke

1/23/2006 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was every 10th chevy was free? And all the diagnostic equipment and specialty tools were given to the city so the area garages could do the engine/trans repairs "in-house".

Who knows the truth?..oy vey!

1/23/2006 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous RetiredTnCop said...

10:47:38 said..."best running: early 80's chevys".

Ya got that shit right. Ford CV had way to much play in the steering wheel.

I've driven Dodge, Chevy and Ford. Best of the bunch all around was Dodge. Great pursuit car.

1/23/2006 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city can't do any business with anyone other than a minority contractor, hence they pay more that the average mope on the street, from their gazillion reams of paper to the cars they lease. Anyone could get a better deal. And we have a budget crisis?

1/23/2006 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous scooter said...

Before Fleet took over EMMD from the department, the contract for police cars was with a minority vendor who was absolutely great; after fleet took over, the Italians in command decided that they liked chey better, inspite of the fact that no city contract existed for chevy vehicles, or that there was no minority vendor. (could it be that a goomba had a chevy dealership in Schaumburg?)So they started to down fords for minor accident damage and sell the entire car for what the stripped out hull used to be sold for. Politics as ususal

1/23/2006 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a good one.. Finace fucked up the CTA Special Checks.. no one received a check on Friday. What does finace do.. put out a Fax that the checks are ready for pick-up at 1611hrs TODAY.. HOWEVER THEY FUCKING CLOSE AT 1630hrs-- Nice Huh? A grievance has been filed;

FROM: www.chicagofop.org/Current_Updates.html

Monday, January 23, 2006

C.T.A. SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT GRIEVANCE

The Lodge filed a grievance (129-06-003) today on behalf of all officers who did not receive payroll checks for C.T.A. Special Employment as well as on behalf of those officers whose checks were incorrect on 20 January 2006. The Lodge is asking that the officers receive 18% interest on the monies owed them.

If you are included in the above mentioned categories, please call the Lodge and ask for Catharine so that we can compile a list of affected officers.

1/23/2006 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Scooter,

Not sure where you got your info from but thats not the reason for the switch or for the fact that we have messed up fords. First, the city is part of lawsuit against ford for the exploding fuel tanks. The city wanted to buy more fords but ford wouldn't sell to us because of the lawsuit. They said you want fords drop the suit, the city wouldn't. They wanted fords but alas we are stuck with the bullshit smaller and more dangerous Impalas. As far as I've been told, we are not buying any more chevy's and are waiting for the charger to come out full blown and will be buying them shortly.

The reason the fords are all messed up is because of us, yes I said it because of us. We are all guilty of driving the police cars like we are the Indy 500. If you take care of what we have we wouldn't have all the problems. Yes EMMD is a circus and doesn't always fix the cars. If we would measure the vehicles usage by hours and not miles we would be better off, but that would not be cost effective.

1/23/2006 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell that to the guys and galls who leave chicken bones and half full pop cups under the seats!

1/23/2006 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats you fuckin slobs 1631 3rd watch

1/24/2006 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Old Veteran says, I love the movie "The Blues Brothers", because it destroyed all those '77 Dodge Monacos. They were made out of melted down Sherman tanks, no air conditioning, no cages and vynal bench seats. You felt secure in them and they hauled ass with a big V-8 and no catalytic coverter. You could flip the air cleaner cover over the carburator (yes, carburator) to get even more horsepower.

Later we got Ford Turinos ala Starsky & Hutch, we had some Ford Fairmonts that were a bad joke, box Chevys, bubble Chevys and the Crown Vic's. All of 'em were wimp-mobiles next to those Monacos.

These new Impalas, what the hell were they thinkin'. Not enough room in them unless you are under 5'6" and 160 lbs. Over that, you have to squeeze your way into it, and more importantly, squeeeeeeze your way out. Two people in the car feel like they are joined at the shoulder. Especially when you add the cage and the computer which you scrape your knuckles on when you change gears. The front wheel drive transmissions are good in the snow in easily driven family cars, but will probably fail often under the stress of police use.

Let face it, this car was designed as a mid priced car for small young families. Even with the enlarged radiator, transmission cooled and the other items in the "Police Package" this is no urban police car.

1/24/2006 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the best part on the new Chevy's. The city piggy backed the state police contract and the cars get shipped out of the city. The city has to pay something like $100 additional for each car to transport them to 52/Wentworth and they don't truck them in each is driven in...Ahhh got to love the city that works....

Biggest problem with all of this is the stupid procurement process. Because this city setup is so messed up, it takes 2 years or more to iron out a contract to get something. So even if you have $100K grant to buy the product it will take you a couple of years to get the product even if the product is a one of a kind system.

And of course, the biggest problem with the system is checking who the supplier is related to...you know it is tough to keep track of spreading the contracts around to all the politician families.

1/24/2006 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, cops love to do search warrants. The judge who signs off on them cannot be held liable. And then try to get the city to pay for the damage done to a home by these rouge officers. Bunch of thugs.

1/24/2006 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone used the pdts with clear on them. Half of the time they won't let you log on, and for running license plates there even slower than the old pdts. Most of the time when running plates they never come back, or they pop up 10 minutes after running them. The benefit of the pdt is supose to be using the clear system in the field but it takes about ten times as long as the computer in the station. When the computers hit the street a majority of them had to be sent to the shop, due to them burning out modems. Who ever is designing these systems has no idea about whats is needed for working in the field. As usual the city has no intrest in giving us working equipment.

1/24/2006 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1:20 I hope you are not the police and if you are do all the working police a favor QUIT. And the word is ROGUE not rouge thats what you put on your face you pussy.

1/24/2006 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous The empty cylinder said...

To Old Vet:
Yeah ,the vinyl seats were a bitch in heat and cold it's true but where's your romance???
Air consisted of a shady spot in a park with doors open catching the cross breeze on a sunday morning reading the paper waiting for the first, "beat- blah blah and units on citywide"...
Then, there was no need of a cage, we used things called cuffs and things called wagons.
It wasn't that bad, the job got done.
Every once in a while you'd catch an old dodge with the old fire siren under the hood. Very cool.

I loved the smell of burning brake pads and the sound of clicking mufflers after a chase in the morning.

That's another story for the old guys...chases, we had em and we caught em...when the job was fun.

1/24/2006 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"HEY OLD VET"YOU BROUGHT A TEAR TO THE EYE OF THIS OLD VET,REMEMBERING THE OLD DODGES.I HAD ONE WITH A SINGLE BUBBLEGUM MARS LITE ON THE ROOF,AND THE FIREDEPT SIREN UNDER THE HOOD.THAT DAMN SIREN HAD TO BE 2 FEET LONG AND EVERY TIME YOU USED IT,THE AMP GAUGE WOULD GO TO MINUS IT DREW SO MUCH JUICE.BUT THEY WERE GREAT FOR CHASES WHICH WERE AN EVERYDAY OCCURENCE THEN.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.STILL PUSHING A BLUE AND WHITE,STILL WEARING BLUE.

1/24/2006 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work in a suburb, and i have my own take home squad. I have a 2001 crown vic with 55k miles on it, and i am the only one that drives it and keeps it clean. My city mechanics do grease and oil and trans service on it. If some idiot breaks a window on the squad when its parked NEAR my house, i dont care, i drive it in and the city fixes it. I am glad i dont have to share a squad with other people!!

1/25/2006 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to agree with the suburban guy/gal. When I worked in a unit with take home cars, you tended to take care of it. Run it through a carwash (free) and not throw food in the back seat. Guess it is personal pride.

I no longer have a take home car and share with the rest of the watch. Such is life however, Some of the assholes that drive these cars think they are garbage cans with wheels. Back seat and floors are just littered with trash, papers and old coffee cups. Cant get the guys on days to take them for a wash, put gas into them and god forbid change the fucking flat tire that they got and then just parked the car, and signed another one out. Hate to see how they take care of their own cars.

1/25/2006 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city was studying take home cars a few years ago. The conclusion is that although take home cars would be more efficient in the long term, in the short term they would require a greater expenditure of capital. We all know its about the short term, hence no take home cars.

1/25/2006 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats off to 023 for their work! I live on 1631's beat and am relieved that at least some coppers are comimg down on these assholes living around here.We all know 16 tact/gangs are not around to do their job nor is the patrol division(hello 1631 3rd)I've seen other outside units here and welcome them with open arms!The few of us that do call and try and take care of our neighborhood need as much help as we can get.And by the way,search warrants rock-we be coming to a house by you!

1/25/2006 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OLD BLUE HOMO SAYS:

I once had a '68 Chevy traffic car assignerd to me as a pool car, it had the speedometer hump mount, an old traffic guy said"Pace your victim, hit the gas a little to really put him over the limit and collect a courtesy duce" It had a three on the tree, a very bad front end, but it went like a bitch. It got cracked up that night by a drunken no good fuck that later became a BIG boss. what a great job in those days. Kensingto was a great place to work, F-THROOP RUNS IT !!!!

1/25/2006 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What department vehicle make and model does Phil Cline drive, or is driven in?

1/30/2006 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline drives a red and white Cadillac Escalade with rims!

1/30/2006 11:20:00 PM  

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