Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Wah Wah Wah

Oh Boo Hoo. Leftists are upset because Chris Matthews (he of the vapid and rapidly sinking MSNBC ratings disaster) pointed out that Osama bin Laden is sounding more and more like Michael Moore, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy.

Gee, could it be the democratic party's defeatist attitude for the past few decades that is encouraging the islamists and bin Laden to ape their every move, argue their every talking point and espouse their very beliefs?

Guess what? Americans are awakening to the fact that everything America does isn't about oil. Everything America does isn't bad. Americans aren't to blame for everything that goes wrong in the world and are actually responsible for a helluva lot of good things. You don't see boatloads of people waiting in line to get out of America - they wait in lines and defy their governments to get into America.

Is this the wake up call the dems need to try to return to their glory days of actually standing for something instead of selling out to every special interest group in existence? Probably not.


Anonymous tru god said...

I'm first!!!!

real police!!!!!

1/25/2006 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason we are getting this terrorist training is because Bush and the federal government is fronting the money for it. Do you think Daley would give a nickle for that? Not like Chicago isn't a prime target or amything!!
Keep your gasmasks in your trunk if the liberals get your way and won't let the NSA do it's job, you'll need them!

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

Oh my God!! Chris "Nice Guy Eddie" Penn is dead!! Why couldn't it have been Sean?!

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

1/25/2006 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supreme Court stays execution of cop killer:

Damn, if we only had Alito on the bench already! They better kill this asshole!!

1/25/2006 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone see Kanye West on the cover of Rolling Stone posing as Jesus wearing a crown of thorns?
God, that is one jagoff that needs to have his ass kicked!

1/25/2006 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone else who needs their ass kicked, Cindy Sheehan. That dog-faced hag was supporting Communism in Venezuela yesterday. Here is a link to a great t-shirt:

1/25/2006 03:19:00 AM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

Once again, once again, dear M, you make much ado about nothing. A simple website suddenly is a liberal conspiracy? I could say the same thing about the sites you list in the right column of this site being a neo-con plan.

The only "defeatist attitude" is from the administration of YOUR president who encourages domestic spying and allows countries like Haliburton to make vasts amounts of money.

And it is your turn, dear M, to stop YOUR crying about Kennedy, Moore et all. I don't need them to tell me what to think, unlike conservatives who faun over the ravings of Bush, Rush and such.

P/S I still like ya M!

1/25/2006 04:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again leftist, it's OUR president as in yours and mine.
Your side lost. Get over it. Move on. Admit defeat. Stop sounding like a love lost teenager. Stop embarrassing yourself. Join the winning team, America. Realize that people like Kennedy, Clinton,Gore,Boxer,Pelosi and all these other left wing anti-American space cadets are all LOSERS!

1/25/2006 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a stupid topic

1/25/2006 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know we get paid by salary but... did you notice on your 16 Jan 06 check we got paid for 80hours not 88hours... look at 01 Jan 06 check stub and you will see...

1/25/2006 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous right is right said...


Our moderator has read views from different sides and reached an informed conclusion. This is contrary to the left-wing leadership who just spout their theories, and then call any who disagree "close-minded".

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

Ted Kennedy! Geez, SCC, can you even remember back to when Ted Kennedy was relevant? Why don't we just reminisce about the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago?

Get over him already! Or do you scecretly have a thing for red nosed Irishmen?

1/25/2006 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8:49

Look at how much your salary was. It was exactly 1/2 of what the salary scale says you get every month (i.e. exactly what you were supposed to get). You didn't get shorted. God I wish that was the only mistake they made this year on checks.

1/25/2006 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Guess what? Americans are awakening to the fact that everything America does isn't about oil."

That's right. Sometimes it's about taking office and wanting to kill somebody. No matter how many American kids die to satisfy your bloodlust.

And if Cindy Sheehan doesn't like that her son had to die to satisfy Dick and George's urge to kill something, well then she just ain't a good American. Fuck her.

What did 3:19 call her, "dog-faced hag" mother of an American soldier? Yeah. Fuck her.

1/25/2006 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this isn't on topic but take a look at the WGN news web site and click on "a new trail request". Its about those liberals at Northwestern who had Anthony Porter freed. It seems they may have railroaded a innocent guy to take Porters place. I think this wold make a excellent thread topic. Sorry I couldn't figure out the shortcut to the link.

1/25/2006 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To 8:49

Look at how much your salary was. It was exactly 1/2 of what the salary scale says you get every month (i.e. exactly what you were supposed to get). You didn't get shorted. God I wish that was the only mistake they made this year on checks.

1/25/2006 09:03:50 AM

I know the money is correct but...
were supposed to work 2040 hrs a year... 80hrs X 24 pay periods = 1920hrs per yr.
When they calculate your pension the missing 8hrs per check adds up... I know guys that were retired and six months later they were told to return to work to make up 2-3 months they were short. otherwise their pension would have to be recalculated.

1/25/2006 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face it. We work for a shit department run by shit people.

Anybody that goes out there and tries to be the Police plays russian rullet and will get shafted by the liberal idiots that run this city/department.

Answer your calls and have as many laughs with your partner as you can. But dont make yourself a target to jagged by this city.

1/25/2006 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lefty, you are a retard with an 8 pound water head...

1/25/2006 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a lil off topic,any word when we might receive our w2 statement?

1/25/2006 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See you in class soon.

1/25/2006 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice: attempted to sign up for sgt's exam, they may be having another problem w/their server. I called FOP and they gave me the # for human resources. They (surprisingly) unaware of the situation and it will take one to two days to get the verification spreadsheet to see, if in fact I am registered. The kicker is if it went through I won't be able to print out the reciept nor be able to obtain the study materials. If anyone else has a problem call FOP first then call 312 744-4976. The city that wurks....

1/25/2006 11:19:00 AM  
Blogger sharky said...

By law, the W-2's must be out by 31 Jan. However, after the recent problems with the paychecks, who knows........check the W-2's very carefully everyone. If you saved all your paystubs, add up all the figures, and make sure it corresponds with what they reported to the IRS and the state.

1/25/2006 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

09:43:22 Is right on the money, now you will read Fred J. Supercops rebuttal (fuck you dogass etc.) But you get worn down, beat on and kicked around by assholes, and this is the people you work whith and for, how would you like to spend eight with Leftis best or a CW clone? You idiot crybaby neverending whiner about the Sgt. job, how many promotional positiond do you think exist? Face it this job is a bucket of festering shit, with the handel inside, and you will be many days dead before it even begins to change, the guy that takes Daleys place will be in jail two years after he is elected, he just wont be as good a thief, it takes years to even approach the level of these guys. Just do your job, be glad you have a job, and help out the good people when you can, and ......lets put it this way, let the rest of 'em eat each other for dinner. God bless all of us, were all this country has.35 year street cop, vey little medical time, a fair amount of IOD time, and still proud of what I am, a Chicago Police Officer, and an avowed realist.

1/25/2006 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your W2 is wrong and you find out about it after you file, you will have to file an amended return to correct the city's mistake. Just hope you don't owe more money. H and R Block.

1/25/2006 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Amen brother, Aeffinmen!

1/25/2006 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous shot my load said...

This is completely off thread. Frank Main wrote a column today where he called out Maria Maher about the lack of improvement in the homicide clear ups despite the drop in the murder rate. Maria goes on to claim that after this Detective class graduates there will be 1140 D2A's running around out there. She doesn't mention that half that 50 will be lost to promotion. Last fall I remember running the title code in ICLEAR and there were less than 800 detectives. Since then the Investigators and Gang Specialists have been re-titled Detectives under the same title code. A hollow increase, no offense to former GS and YI's.

Then she says budgeting reasons would never influence OT in a murder investigation. That's a flat out lie. I can give a dozen of examples in the last year where someone actively working a case, myself included, was sent home and it was just allowed to sit. Then she went into the 48 hour rule. Basically saying that everything must be lined up before an offender is brought in. In a perfect world investigations would be linear, but they really look like a bowl of spaghetti. I don't think Maria ever had to line her ducks up. Her china-man did it for her.

Then she goes into the difficulties in videotaping and the requirements of fleshing the system out. The fact is a lot of guys don't want to talk on tape. The roll out training basically told us "fuck it", it ain't worth it. Then you have state's attorneys sitting in a room watching the whole thing on a monitor. Most of them who come out to watch the interview might be nice people, but really have a clue. They spend half their time calling supervisors about something the detective said on tape instead of what the offender said. They are a hindrance at best.

Now Maria has brought out a special order on treatment of witnesses. Basically witnesses are now hands off (I'm sure lefty loves this order). At least the the thug witnesses who know the game. I don't know where she thinks the clearance rate will go now. Believe me they already know about it on the street. There's already been two instances where I work where its been thrown in our face. You can go the hard guy route and drag them in if you want, but the order basically says you're on your own financially if you violate it. The state's attorney won't want them anyway once they claim you violated the order. The funny thing is all these characters say they were compelled to give statements by the time the trial comes around anyway.

Make no mistake about it, this order is Maria's baby. She's already called individual detectives and chewed them out over the phone; all based on DOC reports, DAM reports, and word of mouth from her weasels. Maria has big plans on getting the round guy's job. I don't have a problem with her being a woman, she just isn't qualified for the job. If you are going to set policy on how investigations are run, then you should have some experience. I remember 7 or 8 years ago when she was a youth Sgt. She was a nice lady and she took to the 4 or 5 hour day, with a duck day thrown in, like a duck to water. Maybe that's what she meant by having your ducks lined up.

All these policies have basically made working your average ghetto murder an impossibility. I hope she's ready for the clearance rate to plummet. Well at least the arrest rate. Exceptionally cleared murders will probably go up. Gotta have the numbers. After 13 years of being a detective, I give up. I will know longer do what I need to do, I'll just do what I have to do. I'm going to take the sergeant's test for the first time. I'd be better off trying to help street coppers. I hope I make it.

Before the detective haters start up, I don't think I'm better than any of you. This is just my job. My shirt is blue and anytime I've worn it over the years, its been with pride. If you see me out I'd be more than happy to buy you a beer or a cup of coffee. This department just doesn't give a fuck anymore; protect yourself, your families, and your future. I think its time to move to Robbery.

Sorry about the long post. I needed to rant.

1/25/2006 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post.

1/25/2006 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all you whiney, cry baby, no talent, brain dead, Richard Craniums with two minutes on the job.

THE REAL POLICE passed away. Myles "Rip" Meyers died this week. Myles was retired. Myles was the true, blue, real POLICE. He did his job everyday. He locked up REAL, DANGEROUS bad guys, not just one baggers.

He saved his partners life during the comission of an arson. He put more real, hard core, criminals in the joint than any of you snivelling little creeps ever will. He did it every day.

Myles was also one of the nicest and classiest guys I ever knew. He would help any PO who needed it, whether or not he like the cop.

Myles never led or followed. He walked beside you. Myles was the best.

If he ever had a bad thing to say about POs, the Bosses, or the Job, it was always in a humorous manner. So humorous that beer would come out of your nose.

Myles Meyers is the kind of guy we should all emulate. Most of you armed clerks would not make a hemmoroid in his anal orifice.

RIP Myles. God bless. You finally left this junkyard and are in a much better place.

1/25/2006 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you guys are going to have a heart attack or a stroke......relaxs....rule one its mostly an eight hour day. the hardest part of the job is getting there on time.....everything else is down hill

1/25/2006 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ripping people is really, really good way to get them to behave the way you want them to. You must have been a hell of a father.

1/25/2006 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to worry about the W2's. If the city messes them up remember, THE FOP WILL FIGHT FOR YOU.

That makes me laugh my ass off everytime I write it. I will take the city by the lil pricks nuts if they cause me any problems.

1/25/2006 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a detective, I don't know Maher, but to blame her for the witness order is dead wrong.

It was done by the female whats her name, the legal assistant to Cline. She was a corp counsel before that. When it started she was interviewed by the Sun-Times who stated it was a good thing.

Another thing, the witness order came from some brain stems at City Hall with the blessing of Cline. I am sure Maher went along with it because, as you stated, she does not know any better. She has never done a homicide investigation.

Where I work the O/T has been cut down a bit, however if you have a dead bang lead you can run it. Not sure how it is at other areas. They have cut down on the O/T though, and it has affected the clearance rate.

With the new witness order, as the above writer posted, the homicide rate will drop dramitically.

1/25/2006 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: 1/25, 2:33're saying that we have chiefs, deputies, etc., who are unqualified and basically don't have a clue as to what's really happening? Hmmmmm, I had that impression myself. You really hit it on the head in your post!

1/25/2006 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous NorthSide said...

Like Mother Teresa, I understand that Maria Maher is "a nice person".

But what the fuck business does she have in being "the leader" of some of the finest detectives on the planet? What credentials does she bring to this revered position that can command the respect of our grizzled veterans in "the D".

Since when has this critical position become a sinecure for political patronage?

The appointment of Mrs. Maher to this position is a transparent abomination--a kick in the teeth to both male and female detectives of all ethnicities that would indeed MERIT such a position, having "paid their dues" (long ago), unlike Mrs. Maher.

And don't anyone start that bullshit about "compelling administrative skills". Hogwash!

How can Maria Maher and her "mentors" look themselves in the mirror? Like district patrol, the morale of the Detective Division must be beyond the toilet.

In the interests of the taxpayers and the efficiency of the Detective Division, give our detectives a leader that they can truly respect.

I'm confident that the powers-that-be can find a deputy superintendent slot for the promotion of Mrs. Maher.

Retirement is the GREATEST!

P.S.: Who's Farrell?

1/25/2006 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't like her now, what will you say when she becomes Superintendent? And it will happen. Female,Hispanic what else is there, she's a shoo in!

1/25/2006 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who ever made the order....Maher or Mecklenberger or whatever her name is, it is a terrible order and the 40% clearance rate will plummet even lower.
So long as less shitstains get smoked year after year to make the bosses look good, who cares if they actually get sent to PRISON?!

1/25/2006 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Northside said...

"If you don't like her now..." - 3:59 PM

Don't put words in my mouth. I wouldn't even recognize Mrs. Maher if she passed me on the street. All reports indicate she is "a nice person"--but she ain't no CHIEF OF DETECTIVES. FUHGEDDABOUDIT!

Did she ever work the streets of a fast West or South Side district? Tell us about the skills of "our leader" at clearing unsolved homicides.

My condolences to that once proud division that was an integral part of most of my career.

By the way, for a real learning experience from our NYPD brethren, not to mention loads of laughs, check out the NYPD RANT at:


Also, for NYPD radio transmissions of perilous and riveting situations, including 9-11, check: NYPD RADIO

1/25/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Criminals get stupider by the day...dumb asses!!!!

By Jason Meiser

Tribune staff reporter
Published January 25, 2006, 1:30 PM CST

Undercover narcotics officers today shot and wounded one of two men who tried to rob them while they were on drug surveillance on the Southeast Side, officials said.

The shooting occurred just after 11:30 a.m. in an alley in the 7700 block of South Phillips Avenue, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said.

The two officers had been conducting undercover surveillance at 79th Street and Kingston Avenue when two men approached their unmarked car and got in, Bond said.

The men told the officers to drive them to the alley on Phillips Avenue, and once the car had pulled into the alley they announced a robbery, Bond said. The officers then identified themselves as the police and the two men fled the vehicle.

As the officers gave chase, one of the men turned with a handgun and fired, Bond said. At least one officer fired back, striking the man who had fired, she said.

The wounded suspect was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was in stable condition, Bond said. She did not know where he was shot or how many times.

The second suspect was arrested at the scene, Bond said.

She said police remained at the scene this afternoon and further details were not immediately available.

1/25/2006 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous mrs. "dirty" sanchez said...

"Senora Sherlock" for TOP COP!

1/25/2006 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous gay cowgirl said...

I wish I knew how to quit you, Maria!

1/25/2006 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP THE MADDNESS! With all the problems of prison population a solution has been found. We could use Puerto Rico as a island prison. AKA. (Alkatraz) Our navy would then have a job to do, like coastal patrol.

1/25/2006 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STOP THE MADDNESS! With all the problems of prison population a solution has been found. We could use Puerto Rico as a island prison. AKA. (Alkatraz) Our navy would then have a job to do, like coastal patrol. Having been there you would see its perfect. Outside of the city its like jungle land man. Give em tents and lkie see ya.......

1/25/2006 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask the old timers in 23rd District when Maria Maher was a PO there. She would sit on Capt. Manely's lap in the WC office all the time. Ask here about the time she had an arrestee cuffed to the wall and left at 2300 hrs w/o finishing the paperwork. If she is the future the future don't look to good.

1/25/2006 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside: For once you have it right!-------ALMOST but not Quite!
Maher is anything but nice. She is prone to post menopausel rants in public. She has never heard of the phrase, " Praise in public, Chastise in private." I'm amazed that no supervisor has popped her in the chops. Not a nice person.. I respect Cline, but---his reliance on her because her husband is a friend, well she is no better than the retired Queen of IAD.

1/25/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous the raging queen said...

Jack Manley is a manly man who does manly things in a manly way.

1/25/2006 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maher may be a nice little lady and a useless boss, but that only puts her on par with the rest of the bosses. Being a good boss on this job is very much the exception not the rule. Not defending her, just putting it in context.
As for the homicide clearance rate it has been in the shitter for a long, long, long time compared to cities with professionally run police departments (professional like Boston and New York, NOT like New Orleans or D.C.). Part of that has to be because just like uniformed officers, detectives only do work if they want to do work. One big advantage though, they get treated like adults, make a little more money and don't have to answer to the 911 system. You see these bosses trying to change the detective division and it's rough. In area 4 you see the VC guys get involved in a lot more then they ever did. They come out on everything. I don't know if it's good or bad. I'm sure it cuts both ways. The lazy guys are micromanged, but so are the workers. Either way until they start promoting people based on some sort of work ethic I don't see any significant improvement in the CPD (patrol or investigative division). All you see are these idiotic micromanagement policies that annoy both working cops and lazy cops. The only incentive this job ever gave to be a worker was the overtime (extended tours, court). Most of that is gone. I still can't get over that they're are paying on average $70,000+ for the average cop and there is no evaluation for them. No way to officially say who is a bag of shit and who walks on water. Amazing.
Promotion should be the only incentive left to work, but no one gets promoted based on merit/work ethic. In fact you could argue it does more harm than good.
Still an easy paycheck even with the micro-management.

Yours truly BT 1632 and 1611

1/25/2006 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow did Maher lie to the press. They have cut overtime down to nothing.

Detectives sent home in the middle of a confession, called back to the Area and removed from a crime scene.

Death Investigaion ordered to leave. No wagon available as no Overtime for the District. No Crime Lab as No Overtime. Body left in family residence with apologizes until the next watch started.

Make to much in Overtime.... and off to Robbery or Youth you go, until you learn your lesson.

What a crock of shit. There are commanders fucking up the cases because all they worry about is the Overtime. They dont care about anything else. Who is she kidding?

Morale is at an all time low in the Detective Divison. Thanks to the Commanders and all the micro managment bullshit.

Just ask anyone that is assigned to Area One or Area Four how they feel. They cant even get volunteers to work Homicide in Area 4 because of all this crap.

1/25/2006 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did she ever work the streets of a fast West or South Side district?

Actually she worked undercover and made narcotics buys in 25 and also in Lathrop, sometimes by herself & sometimes with Pat McCarthy when she was detailed to Gangs.

1/25/2006 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous awestruck said...

Lathrop Homes in 019? WOW!

1/25/2006 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detectives are required to come out for ALL shootings, no matter how minor the injury, even if the victim will be treated and released. The guys in Area 4 come out because they have to come out. They may be nice, but it was an order started by Cline himself three years ago.

1/25/2006 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lathrop Homes in 019?

Hahahahahahahaha now thats the funniest thing I have heard all day.

1/25/2006 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homicides are down 50% from 10 years ago. So assuming the D division has about the same number of detectives, you'd expect there would be twice as many detectives available to work each homicide and the clearance rates would go up. Yet the clearance rate stays about the same. What is the answer?

1/25/2006 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She also wants to bring back the dump policy. If your a non working Det. she wants to dump your ass.

1/25/2006 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1/25/2006 07:32:16 PM

Now that would be problem. Where will she send the "merit" dicks after they are dumped.

1/25/2006 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't no way in hell for Maher to dump "non-performing" dets. Its been looked at time and time again. It's a volation of the contract, unless FOP gave up the dets. The dept. must show cause, that means below 70 performance ratings, counseling forms, etc. They can't do it. Regarding the clearance rate, perhaps the chickens are coming home to roost. In past blogs, there has been much discussion about "killing" homicides by leaving them unclassified, not classifying them etc. Now we hear despite a drop over the last several years of 300 homicides, the clearance rate remains the same. I guess the saying is right figures lie and liars figure.

1/25/2006 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All a "dumped" det. would have to do at a grievance hearing is produce information on one case in which he or she was sent home so as to not get OT, and he would win the grievance.

1/25/2006 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dumping detectives? ain't going to happen. And what about dumping incompetent, underperforming Sgts., Lts., Capts. (somehow they perform remarkably well during their probationary term). And, what about dumping some exempts? (I guess that 99% of them are peforming fabulously, including the Chief of Dets.; isn't the Chief responsible for the clearup rate, or no?)

1/25/2006 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Northside said...

Litigate, ladies and gentlemen!

On one occasion, my then C.O. tried to dump me back to the blue bag.

However, his superiors advised him that the unit's own arrest records indicated that I led the unit in felony arrests.

For reason(s) unknown, this psychopath just hated my guts.
Had he succeeded, I would have had his ass in court in a heartbeat.

1/25/2006 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Could that have been Lt. Testosterone, Area 6 Burglary?

1/25/2006 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just received the following information from CPD alert email:

"High School graduates interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply for the Chicago Police Department's Cadet Program."

The Cadet program was disbanded years ago, wasn't it? Must not have too many applicants who qualify for testing to institute the above. What do you think?

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

I'm the guy that started this whole discussion about the D unit. I forgot to mention that there is a move afoot to "rate" us by how many times we log into ICLEAR. This is one of the "statistics" they want to use for dumps. I could sit there all night running photos of high dollar hookers for my own pleasure. I'll be an ace detective at 35th street. Cases are solved with help of patrol, tact teams, on the street and in rooms. I don't care where she was a buy officer, she doesn't have a clue. She was a detective buying dope. Do you really need to be a detective to get served? Her ass should have been in an Area at least attempting to earn her extra pay. Chief of Detectives is a job with a lot of influence over how the department does business. Its not like having a fucked up ADS of Management & Accountability. Its the equivalent of having a fucked up Chief of Patrol (or whatever he's called now). Whoever said morale is at an all time low hit the nail on the head. Its micromanagement hell. When everything is important, then nothing is important. You couldn't pay someone to leave Robbery and come over to VC in Area 4.

1/25/2006 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HATE LIBERALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/25/2006 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the discussion: initially, folks were talking about the rate (lowered) of cleared homicides (by the way, back in the day, that rate would be considered disgraceful, but that's another topic); the promotion and assignment of sgts, especially to the d-units, is questionable at best (some good, some not). Deployment of det's? are the areas given the number of det's which associate to the number of cases assigned to that area (cases=workload=personnel)? As far as the exempts...the exempt promotions and assignments have always been political, but it seems that Cline has taken it to a new level. Not only has he promoted and assigned exempts based on "trust", but it seems that he has also tried to balance his assigments based on "politics", i.e., the politics of race, gender, ethnicity, family connections, political party (i.e., "Democratic") connections. The end result: a few exempts who are actually/really qualified, the rest are taking up space, talking important, looking good, satisfying their bosses (including Cline), padding their pensions...

1/25/2006 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous northside said...

10:00 PM

That's so sad. When I made dick after my first three years in 011, I had but one ambition. Based on my score on the dick's exam, rumor had it that I'd get my choice of any D-Unit in the city. It was a no-brainer for me: AREA 4 HOMICIDE!, hopefully to partner up with my idol, Jim Griffin. Griff's bright but obnoxious partner was about to be promoted to sergeant.

But no-o-o-o-o-o-o. The Auto Theft C.O. wanted to "draft" me for his unit just because I had a propensity for curbing steals with occupants. My real passion was homicide investigations.

It's so pathetic to hear that the progeny of the elite old Area 4 Homicide Unit on Maxwell St. is now a pariah for our very best detectives.

Oh well. That was then and this is now. So very sad. The pride and the esprit de corps of working elite units like Fillmo' and Area 4 Homicide is now nothing more than ancient history.

1/25/2006 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I know guys that were retired and six months later they were told to return to work to make up 2-3 months they were short. otherwise their pension would have to be recalculated.
1/25/2006 09:34:00 AM"

Where did you get this? I have never heard of anyone who this happened to. I'm sure that if it did their names would be all over really quick. I think you must be mistaken about what you heard. If you can provide actual evidence, i.e. names, that would be helpful.

1/26/2006 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Push Leftie out the car and run RIGHT over him! said...

Dear Leftie:
Talk about a contradiction:
The only "defeatist attitude" is from the administration of YOUR president who encourages domestic spying and allows countries like...

Once again, If you, and the rest of your ilk would spend half the time you spend bitching about things on "helping out" we might just get this war done and over with, kick Iran's ass, end terrorism, and not paying $2.60+ at the pump! the "your president" shit... you dont like it, the answer for you and your kind is simple: GO! Find somewhere else that will put up with you bitching about the Pres. Gov't, etc,etc, and GO there untill "Your" president comes along. Just GO! But you wont, you find things easy here on this side of the fence, where the "grass is greener", than say, Iraq, Afganastan (do they have grass in those countries?) or even France. Find the country that will put up with that type of shit! Instead, you will continue to sit behind your computer, and cry about how this administration sucks, its not fair, they are spying on us, you cant give more wealfare to the dogs and WAAA WAAA WAAA. Simple answer buddy: GO! Find that "better place" and GO! Because, YOU my friend, are the enemy from within! YOU do nothing to help, just point and bitch, and let asshole suck up wealfare! You continualy attempt to hamstring THE President every time he makes a step. HOW THE FUCK IS THAT NOT SELF DEFEATING?

1/26/2006 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Leftie said...

Thanks for messin up the bliss after my Internet Beat Off Session lookin at Hillary Clinton Cankle Shots!!!

1/26/2006 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Who's Farrell? The best boss (Lt) and one of the best coppers on two feet. Works Area 1 Det Div and anyone who knows him or has dealt with him could never say a bad word about him. THE BEST!!

1/26/2006 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Phil Cline's personal physician said...

The homicide rate being the lowest in decades has very little to do with the skills of the police.

The Superintendant and the police brass will stroke themselves into a frenzy taking the credit for it.

HOWEVER, statistics show aggravated battery (w/weapons) and other violent crime rates generally are on the rise nationwide.

The reduction in the published homicide rate is due to medical advances and the skills of the highly trained Doctors and Nurses that staff our cities' hospital emergency rooms.

BOTTOM LINE: They're saving more worthless gangbanger's lives then in past decades!

1/26/2006 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous NorthSide said...

7:38 AM

No shit! Lighten up, my brother. It's called sarcasm. John Farrell and I go back a long, long way. Like thirty-six fuckin' years. Otherwise, I couldn't agree with you more.

Farrell is the creme de la creme. Daley, Cline, Maher and anybody who ever worked the D knows that John Farrell should have been Chief of Dicks a long time ago.

Confidential: John. You owe me breakfast.

1/26/2006 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did 3:19 call her, "dog-faced hag" mother of an American soldier? Yeah. Fuck her.

1/25/2006 09:11:44 AM



1/26/2006 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Homicides are down 50% from 10 years ago. So assuming the D division has about the same number of detectives, you'd expect there would be twice as many detectives available to work each homicide and the clearance rates would go up. Yet the clearance rate stays about the same. What is the answer?

1/25/2006 07:18:09 PM


I wish I had the answer, esp. when I was taking the Det's test!

Listen, how can you be seriously scratching your head about the clearence rates, when we all know certain people had the answers for the Det's test!!

Are they going to call their daddy and ask him to give them the answers to a homicide??

The Det test is THE LAST PLACE the citz need cheaters and clout babies. This is serious stuff. Could you imagine coming home from work and finding you wife and two kids slaughtered, and you see one of these jokes standing over the crime scene scratching his nuts?? Not me.

Look, are the cheaters bad people? probably not. Are they bad cops? probably not. Did they all score all on their own? probably not.

1/26/2006 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1/26/2006 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the spelling in your reports was as atrocious as on the blog, I am sure you are a legend in your own mind.

Get over yourself, Slick!

1/26/2006 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YIPEE I found the ONE word he misspelled I guess Im a big tool like the guy above me!!!!

1/26/2006 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Punctuation is your friend.

1/26/2006 09:57:00 PM  

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