Wednesday, January 18, 2006

When it Rains, It Pours

Local cops in the news all over the place. Some good, some bad:
  • Former Commander pleads guilty (Sun Times; Channel 7). Usually, when you switch your plea this quick, it's because (A) they have you dead to rights and you're hoping by sparing them the expense of a trial, they'll go easy on you, or (B) you're cooperating. Anyone out there nervous?
  • Bad accident on the South side (Tribune coverage). The two cops injuries are "not life threatening," but that doesn't mean everything is dandy. We read in one comment that one might be paralyzed. Keep them in your thoughts people.
  • Police shootout in 025 (Channel 5; Channel 7). Robbery pattern cleared and one bad guy dead. Not a bad night's work and a boatload of awards for people down the line. Good job.

60 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

On scene last night at the shooting.

Good job by all involved.
No second guessing this one

Good guys 1 bad guys 0

1/18/2006 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You how stuipd that sounds "no second guessing this one" makes it sound like we make shit up. just pisses me off

1/18/2006 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not us you moron the media.

you should have to wait til you get your 18mos before you can post here

1/18/2006 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is enough enough ???
Come on coppers you don't deserve this abuse too!

Acosta !!!
Allegedly steals four grand from the rank and file police, the workers. He pled guilty in Federal court.

Maybe I am wrong when it comes to a federal court but here in Illinois a theft of $4,000.00 is a felony theft and that should render forfiture of the city's pension.
If people like us (me) were found guilty by a court what do you think the odds would be for me to keep my pension? And I can't even call "Quarters" for a favor.

Acosta's time is overdue. He played, he lost, now it's up to the judge and the city.

Hmmmm? Do you think we will get a follow up to the final decision?

1/18/2006 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Acosta admits taking $4,000? Do you think that's all he took? For a wanna-be Mafia guy, that's a drop in the bucket. I think the Feds didn't dig deep enough.

1/18/2006 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See the news about a Full Assault Weapons Ban in Illinois. Its about time they did something about weapons of no purpose. Now lets push for a Full handgun ban in Illinois.

1/18/2006 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes you can dig too far and it leaves you no out or options.

Take it easy, go for the felony theft conviction with an agreement towards future coooperation with the knowledge that if you don't understand the term of cooperation there might be a back hoe ready to excavate deeper.

Can anyone come up with a governmental position that has never been corrupted? This might be interesting research.

1/18/2006 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not us you moron the media.

you should have to wait til you get your 18mos before you can post here

1/18/2006 12:13:51 PM


nice back tracking moron i have 14 yrs on

1/18/2006 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Accident was bad, TRU unit, hit a tree then a church. Supposedly driver is ok, passenger has a broken neck and is paralyzed.

1/18/2006 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The shooting last night was the work of the 016th District's gang team that is detailed to 025 at night. So as much as some folks bum rap 016, lighten up already. We can do the job too.

1/18/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^5 ( high five ) To all the coppers that handled the Robbery cappers last night.

1/18/2006 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its great that the 016 district gang team did their job last night. How about keeping them in their own district so they can do some their. Everybody knows 016 beat cars need help.

1/18/2006 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The gang teams are assigned to the area not the district. I am not saying they should guard the ghetto but hey these guys were doing robberies of legitimate businesses. It's not like they were sticking up the dope spot. They did a bang up job, no coppers got hurt and thats all that matters.

1/18/2006 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job to the PO's in the 025 caper. Keep the TRU officers in your prayers....

1/18/2006 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice back tracking moron i have 14 yrs on

1/18/2006 01:42:40 PM

Well I guess in your 14 years(???)
we've always been portrayed as being right. Never second guessed by anyone, always been treated fairly and given the benefit of the doubt. wake up from your 14(???) year slumber its time you did some police work

1/18/2006 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous 016 update... said...

Yeah I will admit good job by 016 team in shooting. How about keeping them in 016 to help with all bank robberies and srongarm robberies of elderly ladies that is happening in district. Just to let 1631 watchers know we are going oon day 5 of no beat car on mids. Good luck if you live on bt.....

1/18/2006 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as usual a fantastic job by all done by the men and women in blue. now if we could just stop the hating and remember we are CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS. our patch does not say 016th district police, or 025th district police. and when you go to a coppers wake there is no designation of what district he or she worked in.

lets start showing support for one another because life can change quickly in the blink of an eye. i will bet you before those 3 animals came running out of the auto zone those coppers were shooting the shit drinking coffee.

again great job by all ALL the coppers. we should be proud and honored to be police offiers, the greatest profession in the world.

1/18/2006 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attn: 1:06:47--you liberal moron--stay off this board. The only people affected by gun control laws are law abiding people; the predatory animals that commit the bulk of the crime here and elsewhere are counting on laws like that, and looking for liberal fools like yourself to be compliant victims!

1/18/2006 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually no, they weren't "shooting the shit, drinking coffee". They hidden in a spot watching the store waiting for the bad guys to show up. This is a text book case of Police work and will be used as a model for training purposes

1/18/2006 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats the deal with the new Lt. on 3rd watch in 08? I heard he's pissing on everyones parade.

1/18/2006 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just saw bt 1631 drive down my street and dorthy tillman was a ride along. true story!

1/18/2006 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet the officers from 025 and 16th dist did'nt ask each other if they had a problem with each other being there, while they waited the 3-min for the robbers to exit the store..or do you think they were just glade that they knew each other and knew there backs were covered.

1/18/2006 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we need Assault Weapons? You can't hunt with them. Most of you city dwellers don't have property to "play?" with them. If you must play army go and join up. Besides most of you can't hit the side of a barn with any type of weapon.

1/18/2006 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in reply to the 5:25 post:

The new Lt in 008 is actual one of the most intellegent coppers you will meet. I witnessed him take some suspension time for standing up for 3 coppers in "Filth-mo" tac. He will go to the end of the world for a working PO. He really has no tolerance for Dogs.
He is actually a trip when you get to know him. If I were in a shooting I WOULD want that LT doing my paper!!
As far as him "pissing on everyones parade- watch out hes got a large bladder.

1/18/2006 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think standard type weapons work fine. Do I really need a bayonet and a flash hider? Do I have to dress like jungle-jim with a army style assault weapon? Come on, a regular lever action Marlin always worked fine for me. Or a pump action shotgun? These are all you need. Crooks don't use Assault weapons that often.(almost never) so why do we need them? If you can't shoot, you can't shoot. More shots won't help. Just learn to shoot. Leave the army guns for the army guys.

1/18/2006 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

42 shots fired one hit me thinks some range time is needed

1/18/2006 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 6:48 post-
Worked for him in 011 also back when it was busy. That guy was a sgt then, and he probably forgot more about the G.O's than I will ever know.

one thing for sure dont lie to him, cause if figures out that you lied to him..... Well let me say just get a par form ready cause life will be a little difficult for ya.

Heard stories from others about him, and if they are true??? Better to be on his good side is all i know.

Dont judge that book by its cover cause you might be greatly suprised whats on the inside of that bald head. Heard he shave his head when he lost a bet with his kid.

He's truely a man of his word and you always know where you stand with him. He will go down in my book as a Good Man to work for

1/18/2006 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

See the news about a Full Assault Weapons Ban in Illinois. Its about time they did something about weapons of no purpose. Now lets push for a Full handgun ban in Illinois.

1/18/2006 01:06:47 PM

1/18/2006 06:35:34 PM

1/18/2006 06:52:31 PM

To the first post and the others, "why do we need assault weapons?" What is an assault weapon? Actually, a true assault weapon has selective fire and is fully automatic. Private citizens in this state cannot own fully automatic weapons, and those states that do, they're very heavily regulated.

Years ago, the drive was to ban handguns because they served no military purpose. Keeping in mind that we're all members of the militia, we don't need handguns. At least that was the argument then. Now the push is for assault weapons,(really cosmetically threatening looking semi-auto rifles).

A Colt AR-15 is no differant mechanically than a Ruger Mini-14, yet one is considered bad, and one is good. It's all bullshit.

Remember the second amendment to the Constitution was not put there to guarantee our right to hunt pheasant. It was the last check of all the checks and balances. An armed populace cannot be overthrown by a hostile government. We (meaning those during the American revolution) had just overthrown a tyrannical government in part because the citizens were armed.

When Hitler came to power, the first thing he did was register guns, then seize them. That's where you want to go, so why not just say it.

Look at Afghanistan under the Soviets. The full weight and might of the Soviet Union could not suppress a guerilla faction fighting for freedom. Of course, they let the Taliban get hold of it, but that's another story.

Assault weapons are expensive to buy and expensive to maintain. Those that choose to own them are only exercising a right. Personally, I prefer the Marlin lever action rifle, but that's my choice. Those who choose semi-auto rifles have that right.

Let's get down to the real argument shall we? It's not about assault weapons, it's not about handguns, it's about a total ban on the private ownership of firearms. That's what the gungrabbers are really going for, so let's not bullshit around with these stupid "assault weapon" bans that mean nothing.

Those interlopers who post here looking for sympathy..you're looking in the wrong place. Those coppers who agree with the gungrabbers, I only have one question: Will you surrender your guns when you leave the job? If your answer is yes, then I respect your opinion. If your answer is no, then you're a hypocrite.

A Chicago copper and NRA member

1/18/2006 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we need Assault Weapons? You can't hunt with them. Most of you city dwellers don't have property to "play?" with them. If you must play army go and join up. Besides most of you can't hit the side of a barn with any type of weapon.

1/18/2006 06:35:34 PM

Who says you can't hunt with them again? The last two coyotes I shot would probably disagree with you. You are under no obligation to buy, own, or even touch any type of weapon you don't like. I don't tell you to quit hitting on young boys, so don't tell me what I need or don't need.

1/18/2006 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the "Chicago copper and NRA member":

I know one thing is for sure, you, sir, are a major beat off.

1/18/2006 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man you guys and them guns. Who cares about playing army like when you were 10 yrs. old? If the government was going to take you out they would. An AR-15 is not going to stop a sort team. Its now a modern time, the wild west days are over John Wayne. Why don't you wanta-be rambos go back to your bar and drink yourselves silly, then crash your cars so we can be done with your silly-shit!

1/18/2006 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

To the "Chicago copper and NRA member":

I know one thing is for sure, you, sir, are a major beat off.

1/18/2006 09:44:24 PM

You don't know me, you just don't hearing an opinion you don't like. At least I'm not a hypocrite. You don't like my opinion? Tough shit! And in honor of you, I'll send the NRA a donation. One more thing, go fuck yourself!

1/18/2006 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The author(s) of the last two posts are not only irrational.

Try DELUSIONAL.

1/18/2006 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot you 9:49.....you can go fuck yourself too!

1/18/2006 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: post 07:11 go fuck yourself...just leave it as a good shoot/job..until you pull you weapon on someone other that a one bagger...

1/18/2006 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABOUT LAST NIGHT

A plainclothes Sgt. and P.O. from 025 ( tact or mission team )were sitting on the Auto Zone at Central and Diversey. Just before closing, they observed three subjects exit their vehicle and enter the store. They left their hiding spot and observed a masked subject locking the door from the inside. The 025th District guys radioed a " Robbery in progress" and asked for additional units. The Sgt. and P.O. took cover behind a vehicle by the entrance of the store. At this time , two 016 gang guys arrived and took cover behind another vehicle by the entrance. One masked offender with a gun attempted to exit the store and was confronted. He then pointed his gun at the officers and all four , fearing for their lives, fired upon the offender fatally wounding him. The two other offenders were captured inside the store. Great job by ALL supervisors and P.O.'s who responded.

1/18/2006 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's all remember a good guy and cop.our prayers go out to moe daley's family.we are all trying to do the right thing.

1/18/2006 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I read comments from this blog, I am convinced SCC is a former police woman who doesn't live in Chicago. Now I could be wrong, which won't be the first time. Or, perhaps, she is living in Chicago, and assisting in monitoring the board and adding the daily comments.

1/18/2006 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 7:48
takes one to know one

1/18/2006 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
To the "Chicago copper and NRA member":I know one thing is for sure, you, sir, are a major beat off. 1/18/2006 09:44:24 PM"


Well, anonymous, you have probably insulted a whole slew of Chicago police officers who happen to be NRA members. Personally, IMHO, his argument was intelligently laid out, so, I'd have to think that you're the "major beat off", since the argument was far to intelligent for you to follow!

1/18/2006 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 6:52
Crooks never use assault rifles?
You must not work in area 1 or 2. I have personnaly been on the scene of 7 asault weapon shootings in the last year. However, I Still believe tht if you disarm the law abiding public that the only ones that will be armed are the criminals. These donkeys don't don'tm follow the law to purchase these weapons most are stolen or purchaced through straw purchace. Studies have shown that societies that have outlawed firearms since the 1990's such as Great Britian and Austraila have seen dramatic increases in violent crime due to the fact that the criminals know that the public has no way to fight back.

1/19/2006 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know several persons that were in New Orleans during Katrina and they were glad they had Assault weapons. What are you going to do in Chgo when that dirty bomb hits or something worse. Better to take care of yourself than pray and wait for the Police we won't be able to help anyone because we will be detailed to where the powers that be want us. we are doomed.

1/19/2006 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody know why those guys got dumped out of SOS?

1/19/2006 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice back tracking moron i have 14 yrs on

1/18/2006 01:42:40 PM

Well I guess in your 14 years(???)
we've always been portrayed as being right. Never second guessed by anyone, always been treated fairly and given the benefit of the doubt. wake up from your 14(???) year slumber its time you did some police work

1/18/2006 04:08:16 PM you little cry baby bitch you pissed because i got more time and smarter then you. you cunt

1/19/2006 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd hate to read your paper.

1/19/2006 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats with all these insulting and vicious verbal attacks on each other? Aren't we all on the same team at the end of the day? Everytime I read a post, all I see is "go fuck yourself", etc. I think its great we have a place to post our comments and share our thoughts, but come on, its getting out of hand. I am sick and tired of seeing these posts. Can't we communicate like civilized people?

1/19/2006 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say it but more people have been killed in chicago by dui coppers than assault weapons.

1/19/2006 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalk another one up for Harold Bone!! Nice job Harold!

1/19/2006 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/18/2006 04:08:16 PM you little cry baby bitch you pissed because i got more time and smarter then you. you cunt

1/19/2006 12:40:13 PM

Thats a pretty intelligent statement. No you dont have more time than me. And you disproved your own point with the above statement. Now wrap your lips back around your boyfriends cock and go away.

1/19/2006 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: /18/2006 04:08:16 PM you little cry baby bitch you pissed because i got more time and smarter then you. you cunt

Oh My God!! What the hell is the matter with you. We all wear blue and deserve more respect than this, especially when addressing each other on the blog. Even if you disagree with someone, be adults about it. Damn!!!!

1/19/2006 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The shooting was not the work of the 16th dist team-- but they were in fact there-- good work by OFFICERS

1/20/2006 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go HB

1/20/2006 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good work done by all..25 robbery team and 16th dist gang team all fired at bad man...so please all you monday morning quarterbacks just tell your family you know what happen,even thought we know you don'nt..thanks

1/20/2006 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job done by all !!!!!!!!

1/20/2006 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. G is a working PO's best friend and he knows his shit, it was a pleasure working for him in 004.

1/21/2006 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: 42 shots fired/1 hit, need range time.


Youre correct, all dept members need extra time to practice AIM.

Maybe you can offer your wife or girlfriend as a target.
Let's all spooge in her face and try to AIM for her eyes or mouth.
Then, lets use your mother.
Do you have any sisters to offer up?
Any daughters?

The first in line to practice their AIM can be the 4 coppers who had a gun pointed at them at that parts store.

Ever had a gun pointed at you? Probably not.

1/22/2006 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Acosta, Boyle, Teresi

3 grown men watching too many Francis Ford Coppola movies.

Did the Sopranos on HBO get renewed this season?

Ask those 3, they know.

1/22/2006 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck is Boyle? What about the steroid head Bridgeport dago from 018 who bought 50lbs of weed? Then spent his time hanging out with G informant, telling him how he runs it, all on tape.

1/22/2006 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harold is Harold's greatest fan on this site.
Youre a good copper.
We know it
You know it.
Enough now!!!!!!!!!!

1/22/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please guys..lets move on to the next subject..thanks.

1/22/2006 07:19:00 PM  

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