Monday, January 09, 2006

One Month Anniversary

Today is the one month anniversary of one of the stupidest stunts in the history of the Chicago Police Department. We are talking of course about the e-mailing of the SouthWest Airlines/Midway Photography Incident - SWAMPI for short (see our December archives for numerous posts and photos). We've heard that there was a CR investigation, but cannot confirm it. We don't expect updates from IAD or OPS, but it would be nice to know something was being done. Otherwise, we have to keep posting photos like this one, tying up all the loose ends of the Kennedy assassination:


Or this one (be sure to read the sign next to Scarecrow):


Or just making up funny shit like this one.


This is the joke that will not die people. We're sure someone is just hoping this incident will go away and everyone will forget about this boneheaded move, but WE never forget anything. Opportunities to bust balls like this only come along every 10 years or so.

53 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like a bad rash; you never know when this shit will pop up!

1/09/2006 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the topic, but:

HAWKS LOSE!
HAWKS LOSE!
HAWKS LOSE!
HAWKS LOSE!
HAWKS LOSE!
HAWKS LOSE!
HAWKS LOSE!
HAWKS LOSE!
HAWKS LOSE!
HAWKS LOSE!

How come no more BlackHawks updates, SCC? They are the minor league team in town compared to the almost champion Wolves.

P/S at least Bulls have won two in a row!

1/09/2006 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who the hell watches hockey or basketball? get a life toolbag.

1/09/2006 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that poor girl...

1/09/2006 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the words of "The Police," hey teacher! (SCC) leave the kid alone!! Enough is enough!!!!!

1/09/2006 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was Pink Floyd numbnuts.

1/09/2006 08:13:00 AM  
Blogger surlypenguin said...

What is it with murderers and childrens books?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060109/ap_en_ot/books_ted_kennedy

Someone jealous of all of Tookie's press?

1/09/2006 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

that poor girl...

1/09/2006 07:44:57 AM

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Um, the dead kid was a poor boy. Try to keep your priorities straight.

1/09/2006 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't want to sound like a bleeding heart like leftisthebest, however I believe the photo of the wannabe sgt. has run the gambit.

1/09/2006 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember she will be a Sgt. She will mess up again. She will get another chance to make us all look bad again.

1/09/2006 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our very own Forrest Gump

1/09/2006 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Ben Dover said...

I, for one, will not be satisfied until she has been suspended or fired. Keep it going SCC! Stupid arrogant people like her need to be brought down a peg or three. She makes everyone look like a moron.

1/09/2006 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 1/09/2006 12:35:13 PM

Enough already! Keeping this going only makes all of you look bad. I'm sure we could find something more substantial to comment about instead of these pictures and her poor judgement. We all make mistakes! How would you like it if someone posted your picture all over the internet and busted your chops for something you did?

AND TO: "Um, the dead kid was a poor boy. Try to keep your priorities straight."

1/09/2006 09:58:49 AM

Yes, I agree an innocent boy died and it is unfortunate. I'm sure we all prayed for this family. But, in all reality she wasn't piloting the aircraft, was she now? She is only guilty of poor judgement. As if you are so perfect with your daily life.

SCC, please let it go now. Enough is Enough! Let's find a topic of discussion worth discussing.

1/09/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try something new. Get a photo of Supt. Cline hugging the Rev. Meeks, and let your imagination run wild.

1/09/2006 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...In the words of "The Police," hey teacher! (SCC) leave the kid alone!!...

Actually, it was Pink Floyd (The Wall).

1/09/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, that was coverd in the 6th post. Thanks for reading.

1/09/2006 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This too shall pass. But my hat is off to the creativity of the pictures. They are actually funny and for the most part done in good taste. Not like they have her standing near the ovens of WWII Nazi Deathcamps.

1/09/2006 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beware: Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime.

http://news.com.com/Create+an+e-annoyance%2C+go+to+jail/2010-1028_3-6022491.html?part=rss&tag=6022491&subj=news

It's illegal to annoy
A new federal law states that when you annoy someone on the Internet, you must disclose your identity. Here's the relevant language.

"Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person...who receives the communications...shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime.
It's no joke. Last Thursday, President Bush signed into law a prohibition on posting annoying Web messages or sending annoying e-mail messages without disclosing your true identity.

In other words, it's OK to flame someone on a mailing list or in a blog as long as you do it under your real name. Thank Congress for small favors, I guess.

This ridiculous prohibition, which would likely imperil much of Usenet, is buried in the so-called Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act. Criminal penalties include stiff fines and two years in prison.

"The use of the word 'annoy' is particularly problematic," says Marv Johnson, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. "What's annoying to one person may not be annoying to someone else."

It's illegal to annoy
A new federal law states that when you annoy someone on the Internet, you must disclose your identity. Here's the relevant language.

"Whoever...utilizes any device or software that can be used to originate telecommunications or other types of communications that are transmitted, in whole or in part, by the Internet... without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person...who receives the communications...shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."
Buried deep in the new law is Sec. 113, an innocuously titled bit called "Preventing Cyberstalking." It rewrites existing telephone harassment law to prohibit anyone from using the Internet "without disclosing his identity and with intent to annoy."

To grease the rails for this idea, Sen. Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, and the section's other sponsors slipped it into an unrelated, must-pass bill to fund the Department of Justice. The plan: to make it politically infeasible for politicians to oppose the measure.

The tactic worked. The bill cleared the House of Representatives by voice vote, and the Senate unanimously approved it Dec. 16.

There's an interesting side note. An earlier version that the House approved in September had radically different wording. It was reasonable by comparison, and criminalized only using an "interactive computer service" to cause someone "substantial emotional harm."

That kind of prohibition might make sense. But why should merely annoying someone be illegal?

There are perfectly legitimate reasons to set up a Web site or write something incendiary without telling everyone exactly who you are.

Think about it: A woman fired by a manager who demanded sexual favors wants to blog about it without divulging her full name. An aspiring pundit hopes to set up the next Suck.com. A frustrated citizen wants to send e-mail describing corruption in local government without worrying about reprisals.

In each of those three cases, someone's probably going to be annoyed. That's enough to make the action a crime. (The Justice Department won't file charges in every case, of course, but trusting prosecutorial discretion is hardly reassuring.)

Clinton Fein, a San Francisco resident who runs the Annoy.com site, says a feature permitting visitors to send obnoxious and profane postcards through e-mail could be imperiled.

"Who decides what's annoying? That's the ultimate question," Fein said. He added: "If you send an annoying message via the United States Post Office, do you have to reveal your identity?"

Fein once sued to overturn part of the Communications Decency Act that outlawed transmitting indecent material "with intent to annoy." But the courts ruled the law applied only to obscene material, so Annoy.com didn't have to worry.

"I'm certainly not going to close the site down," Fein said on Friday. "I would fight it on First Amendment grounds."

He's right. Our esteemed politicians can't seem to grasp this simple point, but the First Amendment protects our right to write something that annoys someone else.

It even shields our right to do it anonymously. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas defended this principle magnificently in a 1995 case involving an Ohio woman who was punished for distributing anonymous political pamphlets.

If President Bush truly believed in the principle of limited government (it is in his official bio), he'd realize that the law he signed cannot be squared with the Constitution he swore to uphold.

And then he'd repeat what President Clinton did a decade ago when he felt compelled to sign a massive telecommunications law. Clinton realized that the section of the law punishing abortion-related material on the Internet was unconstitutional, and he directed the Justice Department not to enforce it.

Bush has the chance to show his respect for what he calls Americans' personal freedoms. Now we'll see if the president rises to the occasion.



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1/09/2006 03:08:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

They will never have enough cops to police the Internet! Where do I sign up for that job?

1/09/2006 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc is a retired nun, has to be.
On one hand we're told to behave, and on the other we're told that it's fun to bust some balls. Seems a bit confusing.
no wait how bout a nun who is a democrat

1/09/2006 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the morons we have on this job, especially the ones who already have rank we should be able to find someone else to bash.

1/09/2006 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are the links for Topinka/Birkett. You can volunteer, circulate a petition or just plain look and see their views on things. Time to get some integrity, and pro-police, in office:

http://www.judyforgov.com
http://www.joebirkett.com

1/09/2006 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous sweetbabtray's buddy said...

Where oh where has my pal gone? he has not been here since he said he was going to New Orleans.

Was he washed away?
Did he meet a lady and get marrried?
Did he come out of the closet and meet someone?
Did he run off with Adolph?

1/09/2006 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Yeah, that was coverd in the 6th post. Thanks for reading...

Just wanted to make sure they knew it was from "The Wall" album and not the "Numbnuts" album.

1/09/2006 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

And the language is buried under a section called "Preventing Cyber Stalking." Since we aren't stalking, it doesn't apply. And it runs counter to existing Supreme Court precedent - it'll never stand.

You sound like the lawyer-wanna-be polluting the atmosphere again. Please let you be the lawyer. Please.

1/09/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC said...
And the language is buried under a section called "Preventing Cyber Stalking." Since we aren't stalking, it doesn't apply. And it runs counter to existing Supreme Court precedent - it'll never stand.

You sound like the lawyer-wanna-be polluting the atmosphere again. Please let you be the lawyer. Please.

1/09/2006 05:12:30 PM

I did not post this for you SCC, I posted it for people who are talking about people while naming names on here. It was merely a heads up sort of thing.

That is all and nothing more.

I just wanted people to be aware of it. That's all.

1/09/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's talk about the idiot coppers who work at volcan at 25/kedzie....
and the other ones who hang out there.....

1/09/2006 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dumbasses, everyone

1/09/2006 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

better be careful, you're starting to annoy me.

1/09/2006 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous the old system was better said...

Has anyone heard anything yet about the "fix" for the supervisors quarterly checks? What's the city gonna do to fix things? And how about the people who never got a check, besides those who were overpaid? I called Finance this morning. got answering service, tried again this afternoon, and the mailbox was full. Apparently, they haven't started answering the phone calls yet. Lt's union and Sgts union not answering phone calls either today.

1/09/2006 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,

As I've said so many times while standing in front of the yellow tape: "Move along. There's nothing to see here." In other words, the superimposed photo gag is a bit played.

Don't let your content hunger cloud your judgment (as is the case so often in the mainstream media). The sergeant-to-be has paid the price for her lapse in judgment. Continuing to ridicule her when so many other CPD related issues warrant airing makes you look small and unreasonably vindictive.

Let it go. You're better than this (I hope).

Sincerely,

Your Conscience

1/09/2006 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally I find the pictures amusing, nobody is talking about or criticizing her anymore the pictures just shows the creativity and humor from some of our members.

Sure she will get pissed but unfortunately she put herself in this position and when it dies out(someday) somebody else will be taking her place then we get to ridicule him or her.

Enjoy the pictures while you can because I sure do.

1/09/2006 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

better be careful, you're starting to annoy me.


and you are?

1/09/2006 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago also giving millions to rebuild the church on Indiana. Did he steal Ryan's absurd play book.
Strategy #109 Side with and help black people a lot before being indicted. You may have an easier time in the showers when you are thrown in the Pen.

1/09/2006 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Busting balls is the right of any police officer. And what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

With that in mind, I think all the 'ball busting' for our future sergeant was funny....but now it's time to put it to rest, at least for a while.

Maybe down the road, at a bachelorette party or some other fun event, her co-workers can bring the photos and all the gags back, but for now, let's lay off....at least for a while.

1/10/2006 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are still debating on how to fix the supervisor check fiasco...the two options are they are going to demand the money back or they are going to short your future checks...we may get an answer by the end of the year since the Finance division is in chaos.

Beware, we still have the W2 fiasco looming on the very near horizon. Supposedly, we are getting two W2 forms. Don't forget, those of you that received screwed up retro checks, you probably are gonna get screwed again because they probably figured it wrong with your taxes.

1/10/2006 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 9:58
FUCK YOU AND HER!!!

1/10/2006 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:42, don't go holding back now....let us know how you really feel!

1/10/2006 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by posting additional pictures your providing her with a deffence.

She can say look anyone can insert my picture into any picture, just like tey did at the plane crash.

1/10/2006 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you people serious? It's a joke and it's halarious!!!! Hey SCC I tink you should see if se appeared in any other historical scenes like maybe the Little Big Horn or maybe the signing of the Declaration of Independence? I know your research team can surely find her lurking somewhere out there!

1/10/2006 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep it up SCC, she is nothing but an arogant tramp who wouldnt make it in the private sector. She takes up space every day using the police computer for her personal use, I had to type a major but pretty girl had to use the computer to look for drapes.

All those play dick sergeants, use some common sense. As detectives we have to type and clear jobs, we cant do our jobs when you sit there using the computer compiling your fantasy football numbers. We cannot go home until each major incident(which we go out on) is typed up.(FOR THE HQ LOG) U people and the prima donnas from narcotics are disgusting sitting there when you have no right to use the dept. computers for b.s.. Dont worry we will get even when you fuck up on the street as the big city sergeant. And to the Pussy who proudly proclaimed he was now able to put on his resume that he was a detective, just wait, every southside vc dick will be laying for you, you f///// patronage merit scab.

1/10/2006 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 7:32
Just tell the bitch to get OFF the computer period.

1/10/2006 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 7:32....Lighten up Francis...I see we have another "Big tough A/1 Detective" here You sound like someone who wears extra tight panties....like you never used a department computer for anything but police work huh??? and who the fuck are you to religate who uses what for what anyway? You paying the fucking bills fag? Take your Majors and stick them up your dumb ass Mr I'm the best...just ask me and I'll tell you...I bet you are the type of guy that goes to the bar and tells every piece of pussy in the place...."I'm a A/1 detective....I solve homicides..." WOW..................I'm impressed...Now go home and get your fucking shine box dick!. It's detectives like you that are so fucking arrogant you think the world should stop and everyone should kiss your ass?? I'd love to see you handle a beat car...you'd have no idea what to do. Better yet...I'd love to handle your CR#'s and watch you cry to me that "Sarge...what should I write in my to from?" Sarge...can I just get a repremand on this?" Sarge do you think I'll take any time?"...Oh but I forgot you'r a big tough A/1 Dick....what a gump...talk about a premadonna...you're pathetic.

1/10/2006 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey keep up the pictures they're funny! Hey, how about this one! "(her name)standing on the roof of Pilgrim church wearing coveralls and holding a roofing torch!"

It's in such bad taste, i'm almost ashamed to think i thought of it! I can't even sign my name to it..i'll have to remain anonymous.

DO IT FOR ME, PLEASE SCC!

1/10/2006 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that allison schloss?

1/10/2006 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the guy ripping on the A/1 dick, I agreed with you right up until you got into CR numbers. After 10 years of being a VC dick, the last thing in the world I worried about were CR numbers. The allegations that get thrown at you in motions make CR numbers a joke. When I made Sgt the Cmdr designated the worst CR numbers for me if he wanted them quashed. We're expected to write our way out of shit. It doesn't make me better than a guy working a beat car, its just a talent you learn if you're a working a dick. Why don't you stop reading the International Male homepage and ask a Sgt. in the know for some files of cleared murders that were very difficult and really well written. Take this time you're getting D2A money to learn how to write. You might be able to help out a young P.O. in the near future. Rip me if you want, then go back to your game of solitaire Mr. Play Detective.

P.S.
Have on midnights in 003.

1/11/2006 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One other thing,

it's "primadona" big guy.

1/11/2006 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he was talking about the time before 1983, when no one knew who Madonna was. Just a thought.

1/11/2006 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the A/1 detective wears parachute pants and has a mullet from 1982?

1/11/2006 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
One other thing,

it's "primadona" big guy.

1/11/2006 01:31:37 AM

Thank you Captain of the spell police.

Actually, Wordperfect 8.0 using spell check says "Prima donna" and Webster's dictionary says "prima donna," as in all prima donnas should go fuck themselves!!

p.s. (which means post script) I added the "go fuck themselves" part.

1/11/2006 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should have used spell check during your first post, but when you're always right, what's the point?

1/11/2006 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't me....although I've used the word Prima Donna before....and I've told people to get fucked before, the mispelling wasn't my post. But then, who gives a shit really?

1/11/2006 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not me

1/11/2006 12:26:00 PM  

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