Saturday, March 18, 2006

Here's a Thought

Anyone else think Stroger should just quit? It seem obvious to all but the most brain damaged that he won't be up to the job any more. Yes, we know, if the Machine can pull off a win, then they get to appoint a successor instead of actually having to win an election. Claypool is playing it straight by not attacking a hospitalized opponent, but you think he (or his people) would be out spreading the word that Stroger is physically unfit for office.

We would have loved to see those Federal indictments unsealed a few days ago. Too bad the Feds couldn't pull the trigger on them.

Stroger coverage at Channel 2, Channel 5 and Channel 7.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am first> he doesnt know if he should quit. He is out of it.

3/18/2006 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he wont be allowed to quit by the daley clan, now after he is relected they roll that "little ol basket case on wheels" up to the county board meeting and he can really be the daley hand puppet, john daley will stand by him and move his arms to vote, sign important papers for him, even interpret for the poor bastard, of course stroger will look like a ventriliquist dummy sitting on john daley's lap as he now speaks with a bridgeport accent.

3/18/2006 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hasn't Daley been doing that for years now.

3/18/2006 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course he has, itll just be little more creepy as he moves strogers mouth and speaks out of the side of his mouth... kinda surreal isnt it?

3/18/2006 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY S.C.C it it true that the suntimes e-mailed you anf offered you a job, your own column ????????

come on....25th dist
copper fess up
your fans want to know

Mary Mitchell

3/18/2006 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County is going to have a bedridden goon for President! Ho Ho

3/18/2006 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put im in the zoo where he belongs

3/18/2006 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous the empty cylinder said...

Stroger should recover in Stroger Hospital. The pols should all be sentenced to their own failures whenever the opportunities exist.

His name is on it. He made money from it , now, let him see what he's done to the poor people of this city.

Put Stroger in Stroger !

3/18/2006 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

Isn't Stroger 76 yrs old?

He had a very serious stroke and needs to take responsibility and do the right thing. For himself and the people.

3/18/2006 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does stroker have to report to the medical section or call first for approval of additional treatments?

will his insurance cut him off after one year on the "medical"?

Why does Bubba so strongly endorse stroker? does anyone care?
do you think bubba would go to stroker hospital? or billery?

files can be transferred. what is strokers perscription deductable?
he is still a public servant and these questions should be publicly
available for review.

does he get the generic? does he pay more if the generic is not issued? private room vs. shared?
will they get him up and out like the rest of the slobs who have city insurance?

isn't it funny how all of the inequities appear when the appointed and privledged few require service?

would stroker have to sit at the medical section for hours in order to return to work? would he have to see a hack for permission to re enter the profession of graft?

does stroker have a gun or a gun permit as a county official /
will he have to requalify?

just some thoughts...

3/18/2006 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you kidding?

if he was bought to stroger, he'd still be sitting in the hallway waiting to get help...

3/18/2006 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous I love all living creatures said...

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3/18/2006 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let us not digress into some racists bullshit ok ace ?

3/18/2006 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stroger never was going to run for reelection in the first place. The plan from the beginning was to have Stroger win the primary and then for him to step down for health reasons so the party could hand pick the next county board president. I think Mike Sheehan is the favorite with Houlihan the second choice for the position. It is far too important of a job for the machine to risk in an election and Stroger was the best chance to get through the primary as he starts with a 35% lead. In a world of dirty politics it's really great move by Mr. Joyce and the 19th warders. Best wishes to Mr. Stroger.

3/18/2006 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Best laid plans of mice and men"
Oh well, NEXT !

3/18/2006 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if stroger wins the election itll be some weird shit at the board meetings, itll be like that episode of star trek where stroger will buzz around in that black box that keeps him around and all we can see is his head, and the light panel on the box for voting, red light no, green light yes, yellow light i think i peed myself...

please let the poor man retire and die in peace... have you no shame

3/18/2006 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always wondered what kind of an asshole would name a building after himself. How self centered, egotistical, and narcissistic can you be. Unfortunately these are the prerequisites you need to be a politician these days. He should be left to rot in HIS hospital waiting room with all the other stinky assholes.

Make sure when you change locations call it St. Roger.

3/18/2006 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stroger's physician is paid just over $391,000 a year by the Cook County Board as the Cook County Board Physician. And the same physician also has several other employments as a doctor. So consider him a part-time employee.

I bet he has no medical deductables or out of pocket expenses either.

As for stepping down. No way he will. As the Cook County Board President he has soooooooooo many entitlements. From a personal driver, security, expense accounts and so on. Also he can't step down and let anybody new see the books that he has stole so much from.

Just another shithead who thinks he is a King!

3/18/2006 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Dr. lester fisher said...

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3/18/2006 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever see plan 9 from outer space? The worst horror film ever made. Bella Lugosi died before the film was finished and they had to get a guy his size to fill in for the final scenes (all the guy had to do was not show his face). That will be Strogers lagacy.

Recovering from a stroke while in your seventies can be most dibilitating. I know. My father (retired sheriff) went through it when he was 72. After 8 weeks in the hospital and a 6 weeks in rehab, he was a little better but still could not walk or be able to speak without slurring his words. But he still lived six more years. RIP dad.

Back to Stroger. Lets go back to the day after his stroke. His PR people said he was fine and that he wanted to leave the hospital the next day, it was nothing to worry about. What a crock of shi-! Then it was, he will need to stay in for a couple of days for evaluation. Then they finally said he had a mild stroke but was doing fine and would be up and about soon. Who's writing this stuff Stroger? They obviously don't know anything about his recovery.

Now we are told that his doctors believe that it was more serious than they thought! Are they real doctors or med students? You know when someone has had a serious stroke, and they don't just jump up and go home in a few days. Why don't they just tell the truth?

We know why, because he won't be back for a very long time if ever! And the Dems want to hold onto that spot and give it to whomever that little green man decides is best for himself.

Daley does'nt want to mess with the black vote or have all those people in patronage jobs worry about who to send the money to or where to buy those tickets from, he alone will decide who does what!

Mr. Stroger, I hope you recover as you puppet doctors say you will, but your power days are gone. Maybe Daley will buy you a Rascal to ride around in and your bodyguard detail can surround you on their Rascals, we all know who's behind the curtain calling the shots.

Even if Claypool wins, your gonna need a wrecking ball to oust all those clout people out of those jobs. Almost an impossible task.

One more thing. On the news the other day their was a mention of trouble at CTA (of all places) with Daleys wonder boy Kreusi(the guy who always wears that yellow rain jacket)! It seems he awarded a contract to one of Daleys friends to buy office furniture (millions of dollars) on a no bid basis (the Degnan family was mentioned). WOW. What a surprise. Seems the FEDS are looking into it and I hope they look very close! The CTA is another one of those huge agencies that's almost as big as County Govt. And Daley runs it. It's known for hiring people sent over by the mayors patronage chief for jobs that they could never qualify for in real life, and suddenly thay work at the mart with a $90,000 a year job which they don't know what it is. Good luck Frank K., maybe if you get indicted, you'll actually have to ride the CTA.

Thank you SCC, I'm done ranting.

3/18/2006 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:58 hit the nail on the head. Like Congressman Lipinski scamming the voters so he could put his carpetbagging son into office, the Democratic party is going to bamboozle everyone by putting their hand picked puppet in place.

I wish Stroger well, but he should just pull the pin and work on getting better. Only a 3rd grader would think he can actually recover and take the reins again.

Claypool is the answer. But the mindless zobots of the county will push for Stroger, even if he should die.

3/18/2006 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he gone!

3/18/2006 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only God knows what fate awaits Stroger in the next ninety hours or so. However, there have been corpses elected to office elsewhere.
Check the late Governor Carnahan of Missouri. His widow took his office.

It is almost unheard of to name CCH to Stroker while the namesake is still alive. Such hubris.

Vote for Claypool and Eisendrath Tuesday, then vote G.O.P. this November.

If you have any doubts, remember that Daley, Durbin, Panther Rush, et al, have endorsed John Stroger.

3/18/2006 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard that they are going to offically name 35th. st. "The Dana Starks Center". BTW, loved Stroger in King Kong. Who knew that he could act as well as he steals?

3/18/2006 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous y o u r paycheck / / / said...

Sorry off topic .. (how bout a topic on this SCC?)


“Two shorted firefighters were forced to take out loans for mortgages or child support. More than 100 retirees have waited up to 11 months for final checks.”

Many don't have a concern because they haven’t been fuc%ed over by payroll. Take a look at the SUN TIMES article today. The fire dept employees have REALLY been screwed!

Think FOP can fix the problem if it happens to you?? Some guys have been waiting A YEAR for their money!!!! Their union can't do shit to help.

The article:

3/18/2006 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are Donahue and crew's kids going to get Summer jobs now that Laski has pled guilty. The FOP got Summer jobbs from the city clerk's office for kids of FOP members. I never heard of the general membership's kids getting offered jobs. How much did the FOP donate to laski over his tenure?

3/18/2006 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic BUT
The World Champion Chicago White Sox
defeated the hapless Chicago CubbieBears 9-3 in a spring training game. For all the pathetic losers that call themselves Cub fans, the time to jump ship is now. After the 2003 NL Championship Series debacle, anyone with a brain could see that these losers were done and not mentally tough.
What did they do this off-season? NOTHING! Oh yeah, they have that great all French outfield of Marquis Grissom, Jacque Jones, and Juan Pierre. If Wrigley Field were to blow up, and the Cubs to relocate to anywhere else, the Cubs would lose half of their already depleting fan base. Watch out for falling concrete when at Wrigley. Professional baseball 8 miles south! Go you White Sox!!!!!!!!!!!

3/18/2006 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stroger stroked too early, the mayor probably wanted him to hold off until after the election and they could maneuver brother John Daley into the spot.

If Claypool wins, he will have a hard time with obstructionists at the Cook County Board. Trying to make him fail and damn the taxpayers in the meantime. They can oust Claypool or make him fight for everything while they keep the cash flowing from our pockets to their patronage.

Besides voting, we can do a lot to help ourselves this election. If you see one of Hathcock’s minions breaking the law, take appropriate action and tow their car if possible. If they are only 99 feet from the poling place door handing our palm cards lock ‘em up. Make the politicians FEAR US.

3/18/2006 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The previous post has a valid (although misplaced at this blog) point.

3/18/2006 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cubs rule!
I'll sign my name motherfuckers,
Steve Bartman

3/18/2006 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Police:

Two men were driving through Chicago when they got pulled over by a Chicago Police Officer.

The cop walked up and tapped on the window with his nightstick.

The driver rolled down the window and "WHACK," the cop smacked him in the head with his nightstick.

"What the heck was that for?" The driver asked.

"You're in Chicago, son," the officer answered. "When we pull you over in Chicago, you better have your license ready by the time we get to your car."

"I'm sorry, officer," the driver said, "I'm from Wisconsin! And didn't know your laws here."

The officer runs a check on the guy's license--he's clean and gives the guy his license back.

The officer then walks around to the passenger side and taps on the window.

The passenger rolls down the window and "WHACK," the officer smacks him on the head with the nightstick.

"What'd you do that for?" the passenger demands.

"Just making your wish come true," replied the officer.

"Making WHAT wish come true?" the passenger asked.

"Because I know you Cheesehead types," the officer says, "two miles down the road you're going to turn to your buddy and say, 'I wish that jerk would've tried that stuff with me!' "

3/18/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous the empty cylinder said...

Stroger to Stroker???
How long will it be to read...
Claypool to Cesspool ???

Not long, once the pol moves into a position of power the pol forgets where they come from.

"Dewey Defeats Truman"
Claypool Wins by a Stroke...

I'd copywrite that headline but I'm just a nobody copper.

Oh, you say it's not politically correct ?
I say the term "Politically Correct"
is the OXYMORON of the 21st Century.

Is Bobby "Panter" Rush correct when he berates the fiber of the finest police department in the United States? Is it politically correct to say that someone is a RACIST just because they do not agree with his point of view that a cop killer is not worthy of an honorarium in sinage?

Yet no one refutes the egotistical bastard.
Our brass waited in silence. I say change the term brass to tarnish. Our tarnish waited in ignominity to see what their future had at stake before they uttered a peep.
And at best the peep was barely audible. It was a conference call, say blackberry, suggestion that went unheard.

The CPD are, more or less 13,000 voices strong, that's not counting wives, children friends and retired with the same connections.

Think what the CPD could do as a voting block if they were able to rally behind a single cause. It would be "Disneyesque".

Maybe someday a cause will arise.
So far all we seem to care about is Seiser's roundhouse.

Just a thought.

3/18/2006 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as a new guy on the blog,i just want to say great job!! it's a good place to vent . as a 20 year vet don't be Quick to judge coppers in so called "Good Units",after 15 years in a shitty district i got tired of Bullshit, IE:CR'S, Lawsuits'Confidential CR 's, everything being a numbers game.Well, you heard my take, so be safe and look out for other PO'S.

3/18/2006 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one has a problem with a guy who did 15 years in shitty districts and then went to a good unit, got promoted, what ever. It's the other people we have a problem with.

3/18/2006 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Stroger or Daley were on life support the city and county would do a better job of running its self. The fact Stroger is handicapped won't mean a thing in Cook County politics. I mean these moronic voters put him and Daley in office more than one time. To the rest of the country that just blows our mind. And they win by landslides. Unbelievable.

3/18/2006 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous theplanetheplane said...

Remember that tv show, Fantasy Island?

I would love to put a few people on there...

3/18/2006 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Stroger has been stroking the tax payers for years with corruption and kickbacks, I guess him having a stroke was fitting.

The headline I am copywriting is:


3/18/2006 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry im reposting im so proud of it.

We have ONE (1) computer for blue shirts in 024. and the 3.5 tact/gang offices with two secretaries have about 10. 40 people Vs. 350?. that we are now locked out of. rumor was it the new LT kicked out a detailed tact team.

We have one of those level 2 DOC areas and the tact/gang guys are never in it. Though the "visiting" districts and saturation units are allways there.

Check the TWO (2) City Cameras that are there and count the amount of times in the 4 hours of work you see a 024th district tact/gang car.

We see you come in at 6ish goto dinner hit the streets at 8ish and home by midnight. Then call for a car to do paper cause it will take time away from your pisser arrest.

Thats right im crying like a bitch.
I get there before them leave after. and i have too do more and get the same pay.

3/18/2006 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell someone who cares you whiny little bitch!

3/18/2006 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i already called myself a bitch, so come up with another naughty name

3/18/2006 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sound like a cunt.

3/19/2006 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah sir, a cunt doesnt sound, it smells.

3/19/2006 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Laughed at this posting said...

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3/19/2006 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear your complaint's, and they are valid. However Don't blame the elite tact units for this. You see, the tact units are visualy anonymous because they wear civilian clothing. There fore, you do see them, but you don't recognize them as police. If you need some help in recognizing this I will help point it out to you.
A tacticle officer can be recognized it svereal way's;
Fisrt, both the male and female type will usually wear a baseball hat. The female will wear it strait forwards, the male will wear it backward's just like in highschool.
The male tacticus will have either a wadd of chew in his mouth, or a cigar. The female tactici will wear make up.
Next most male tacticus wear a carhardt type jacket, or an army coat, the femanine officer is a grade higher and will wear a northface or columbia style jacket.
Now on the leg levle it depends on where you work; South and west side tacticus wear jeans. North side one's wear cargo style pant's like the ones you find at old navy.
So they are there, working hard, you just need to look a little deeper. If that doesn't help just look for the guy or gal in civilian dress wearing the black vest cover. That should do it.
Just a small tip; If this is angering you now, you got a LONG career ahead of you. Be safe.

3/19/2006 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sir are an ass. Can you please explain after that long insult axactly where Stroger put your tax dollar's, and why it made you so angry? The poor lot is at the beginning of his end. And no sane (or sober) cop would post that here.

3/19/2006 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A man calls the Cook County Board and asks for County Board President Stroger. The operator responds by telling the caller that Stroger is gravely ill due to a stroke. The caller hangs up.

A few minutes later the same caller calls back to the same Cook County Board operator and asks to speak to Cook County Board President John Stroger. The operator again responds with Stroger is gravely ill due to a stroke. The caller hangs up.

A few minutes later the same caller calls back to the same Cook County Board operator and asks to speak to Cook County Board President John Stroger. The operator asks the caller, aren't you the same guy who just called twice asking for President John Stroger? The caller responds by saying, Yes.
The operator asks, Why do you keep calling after I told you Stroger is gravely ill with a stroke?
The caller responds with, I just like hearing that!

3/19/2006 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are too funny! lmao! I loved that, and I am of species tacticus. We need more National Geographic channel please.....:)

3/19/2006 04:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1:25 That is good. You forgot the tacticus species feel they are superior to other beat car pushing po’s. Tacticus brains turn off and refuse to do paper for on-view anything if it doesn’t involve an arrest. Black bomber jackets are a dead giveaway too.

3/19/2006 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


can we have the mating rituals of the golden starious and the herd that follows them around and sniff the ass

3/19/2006 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the all mighty hidden black vest cover that tact guys were. It is ment to make them blend in with their surroundings.

3/19/2006 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous phil cline's proctologist said said...


put your resume in kid, I'll have you on tact next period.

3/19/2006 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news John Stoger, came out of his coma, Bad news the doctor asked him what his name is his reply was Richard Daley.

3/19/2006 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 11:07; instead of whining, go make a few of the one bag arrests that only the tact /gang teams are capable of, and maybe you can get some perks. details sometimes suck, but overall its more fun. if you wanna learn search warrants, reverse stings, and surveillance...its the place to go. while there are many excellent officers that have worked tact/ gangs and are now burned out or cannot rotate, this post is not directed at you. this post is directed to those whiny youngsters who want to go on a team but think they should go to a team because they are young and full of piss and vinegar. wrong...its about knowledge. why would a tact/ gang sergeant want to continuously want to bail your stupid asses out of a jam which could have been prevented by a little common sense. if you work, beefs will follow... but if you are working hard and doing legit police work, a good boss will clear up any problems. so youngsters, go and show a little effort and maybe you will be noticed and get invited to join a team. if you think you are worthy of being on a team and not getting what you feel you deserve, print up your activity for a few periods and bang your own drum so you do get noticed. but, if you just want to wear jeans and carhart jackets because you think they look cool, go whine to mommy. fyi, carhart makes durable jackets and they hold up better than a columbia ski jacket. why spend more on work clothes if you don't need to ??

3/19/2006 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops, in my 2:55 post, i got a little ahead of myself. what i was trying to say was that some people believe that tact/ gang teams are only capable of one bag arrests. but, when working towards a search warrant, you need several one bag arrests with the drug of choice being packaged the same, sold from the same place, by the same person. but, if you are getting one bag arrests just to go to court and make a few extra bucks in overtime... god bless. the dope man is making money, why shouldn't we ??? in any event, stop whining and grow up.

3/19/2006 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Stroger has done to this county over the past decade, with all the nepotism, cronyism and out and out thievery is a shame and disgrace. But the fact that he's lying in a hospital bed is tragic.

Someone's failing health is not something to joke about, no matter how evil, corrupt, ignorant, etc you may think they are.

Like Stroger, my father was a diabetic and workaholic, who had bad eating habits and was too stubborn to follow doctor's orders and as a result, suffered a stroke almost 7 years ago.

I can tell you it's nothing to laugh at. He too, thought he could go back to work, figuring he'd only be in the hospital for a couple of weeks.

Even after months of PT, he still suffered from the right sided paralysis that is all to common with stroke victims. Luckily, he wasn't affected mentally.

Over the years, I could see his health was getting worse since he refused to change his bad habits.

Tragically, he died in a fire this past fall, mostly due to the fact that his handicap prevented him from getting out of his house.

So please, if you have to rag on the man, stick to his politics and leave his health problems out of it.

3/19/2006 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you actually felt a need to explain yourself to police"men" on a police blog, then you are a fucking 3-year wonder.

Plus or minus a couple of years.


3/19/2006 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the TACT basher.
WA WA WA WA WA WA !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Face it anyone can get on tact nowadays. Produce a little activity,play well with others and be a team player. Tact teams produce 65% of the arrests city wide you idiot. The dicks are even calling tact teams to pick up wanted offenders foor them. And lastly if there were not any perks with working tact it would be reverse seniority.

3/19/2006 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tact & Gang teams are STILL District patrol.

Except "Northside Tact." These morons actually consider themselves an individual entity.

Get into a unit, just about ANY unit, to see what real perks are.

3/19/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To the TACT basher.
WA WA WA WA WA WA !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Face it anyone can get on tact nowadays. Produce a little activity,play well with others and be a team player. Tact teams produce 65% of the arrests city wide you idiot. The dicks are even calling tact teams to pick up wanted offenders foor them. And lastly if there were not any perks with working tact it would be reverse seniority.

3/19/2006 05:00:21 PM

That's funny.

If you ask SOS, they'll say the same thing.

Or Narcotics.

Or the Dick Division.

Or Fugitive Apprehension.

Oh, wait a minute. These units usually only pinch FELONY offenders.

MCC's and misdemeanors are just "numbers" for political agendas.

3/19/2006 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best quote I heard in a while:

"Tact teams were created for coppers to dumb to be detectives."

Now I know there are some pretty worthless Dicks in the areas, but all the muscles in the world aren't gonna help you "make a case," either (i.e. homicide, sex, robbery, burglary).

3/19/2006 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you dont need activity to be on the "elite" tact teams, they are such a f'en joke, half the tact team team in 011 has 2yrs on

3/19/2006 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the day Tact guys were very aggresive officers and a "cut above" your normal P.O. But those days are long gone. Nobody can do real police work now with the political climate. We are on our own when shit goes south. Nobody is going to back you. Why do you think the nickel back pinches are the norm??

3/19/2006 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


just have to work a little harder.

3/19/2006 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wa wa wa wa, northside tact teams dont do those things anymore....

Check the books, check the cameras, Ill bet you a quarterly check

3/19/2006 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I work in 016 tact!" (or 012, 013, 014, 017, 018, 019, 020, 023, 024)

An oxymoron!

"But, but, we get assigned to the ghetto half the time!"

Stop it already fellas, you're only fooling the wonders on the watch.

3/19/2006 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love reading “Edge Mission” arrest reports. Every single one is a drinker or a pisser. Now that’s real police work!!

3/19/2006 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Best quote I heard in a while:

"Tact teams were created for coppers to dumb to be detectives."

Now I know there are some pretty worthless Dicks in the areas, but all the muscles in the world aren't gonna help you "make a case," either (i.e. homicide, sex, robbery, burglary).

3/19/2006 05:30:54 PM

Sorry, should have been "too."

"Tact teams were created for coppers too dumb to be detectives."

3/20/2006 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3/20/2006 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

only a detective would say something so ignorant as mr. 5:30pm had stated... any p.o. catches a guy who punches an old lady in the face and steals her purse as she falls to the ground hears the same thing from the area of choice... you got a battery and theft, kid... nothing more. we're short tonite, no one is available to come out on this nonsense. yes, i'm a tact/ gang officer. yes, i've heard that being a tact officer as well as a beat car officer. i can't get the day off because of manpower needs, but i get to hear that the area is short due to a promotional party ???? no, i'm not whining because i don't want to be a dick(detective), i'm just stating the sad truth. no uniform... no worrys. ask a beat car or a tact/ gang car to tell joe citizen that there is a promotional party and no one is available when whatever particular crime happens and they are the victim and the shit will hit the fan. i know a few detectives actually give a shit what happens in the area, but most are there for the extra $6,000-$8,000 plus o.t. which makes them soooooooooooooooooo much more important than a p.o. to the guy who says that tact/ gang guys and gals make 65% of the arrests, he is correct. if you want to get on a tact/ gang team... show a little effort. tell the bosses why you should be on a team. it's not hard to get there, just gotta show you are still willing to work and play well with others. coloring outside the lines and running with scissors may be a problem though. be safe and keep plugging along youngsters, cb.#'s and filling in all the boxes (movers, curfews, bus checks) does get noticed. saying,"i've got two years on the job and i want something new" will get you nothing unless you are clout heavy and some sergeant has no choice but to take your fresh face and bad attitude because you are the "real police." pissers and drinkers are a part of tact/ gang life as numbers are still necessary in the scheme of things and if you are too good for an occasional easy cb #, go to s.w.a.t. because they are all legit... ha ha ha. if you think these are bullshit arrests, when whatever bustout travels through your neighborhood, and it could be anywhere(022, 008, 016, 017, get the picture) and mr. jag off stops in your alley to take a piss on your garage, and your kids or wife are out to see this, call your alderman, not the district desk or the tact/ gang office. a patrolman wouldn't stoop so low as to arrest one of these subjects... right ? i wouldn't wife the wife or kids to see this non-sense. tact/ gang/ beat officers... same pay grade, same star... do the right thing. think of what you would want your family to think... right ????? wow, i've held my breath long enough. be safe all !!!!

3/20/2006 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't do too well on the Dick's test, huh?

3/20/2006 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hypothetical crime you describe is a robbery to be sure, and I can't imagine too many detectives who wouldn't insist that it not be charged as such. But our vast experience, possibly just a little more than the arresting officers on the beat car (I spent eight years on one!) with Irish patronage employees, ie. states attorneys, might cause the detective to be less optimistic about felony approval for incidents falling into the vast gray area. Also, we are down about six hundred detectives since the eighties-yeah, we might be short that night but we're still coming out. I met a few deicks that pissed me off as well. But we're on the same team, and I know who takes all the risk on this job. Stay safe.

3/20/2006 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i work on the gang team..i went there because i was to busy doing bull shit domestics,and traffic accidents while on the beat car,i wanted a chance to stop the shit head in my neighborhood before he committed that robbery or before he committed that burglary,i also love following that shit head and catching him doing his evil..i could not do this in a beat car because i kept getting that radio i put on my jeans,ball cap, vest,gun.and i turn into the ass hole cop that is fucking with you for no reason police. thanks for hearing me out..the real police.

3/20/2006 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real Police regardless of where your working out of, specialized units, tact, Hell I don't care inside; just keep passing the baton. Please before the department feels assured they have eradicated you all out the door.

3/20/2006 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hay Daley sent Stroger a dont get well card, and a Black Voo doo doll with pins in it.

3/20/2006 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are a few people on tact teams who don't make good arrests, and just suck up to the bosses. they think they are the "real police". guess what? you're not

3/21/2006 03:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 3-19-06 4:46-48 Can I ask you question how offen do you slap your monkey everyday.

3/22/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the voters of Crook County now have a EGG PLANT, president of the Crook County Board.

3/22/2006 10:00:00 PM  

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