Sunday, April 30, 2006

2,000 Guns (UPDATE! 3,000!)

Posting late Saturday for Sunday.

Channel 2 is reporting 2,000 guns of all shapes, styles and states of functionality (is that a word?) were turned in today at locations all over the city. A lot of the pictures we saw on the news were pretty old and decrepit looking pieces (duct taped, rusted, worn), but if they could still fire, dangerous in the wrong hands. We doubt that any gangbangers saw the light though and turned in a boatload of their stuff - we didn't hear that the high powered rifle used in a recent west side drive by hit was recovered. Some of this crap people were bringing in though - they're lucky the guns didn't explode when they unloaded them.

More coverage at Channel 7.

UPDATE: Sunday morning 0645 hours: Tribune and SunTimes are now reporting 3,000 guns turned in.

44 Comments:

Anonymous cash cow said...

Where are the funds coming from for the payouts? Is there a window on this start/end? I apologize if I missed these points in the article it may have been from comic error and disgust.

4/29/2006 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

functionality is a word

4/29/2006 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN BROTHER!

4/29/2006 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pastor's/city profiling I mean receiving weapons at mostly South Side churches.

Will the Pastors and city lay um out for a media blitz? Federal Grant money for meltdowns. Guess city found a new location to burn. Glad to see the city retained all those grant funds; after prior ongoing failure to dispose?

4/30/2006 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seiser averages 2000 guns a period.

4/30/2006 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, justice in this world for the police.

Travis hasn't made the list yet though.

http://www.copswritingcops.com

4/30/2006 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous President Bush said...

I hereby declare the southern border closed to all illegal immigrants. I will allow in two hundred thousand Mexicans per year to cut our lawns, bus our tables, and cook out tamales. That's 4,000 per state. California may get more to help out with our rich celebrities. Montana will definitely only get a few hundred.

They will be shipped back after 12 months and fresh Mexicans will be shipped in. They are allowed to bring the cash (tax-free) they earned back home. Minimum wage will be $2.00. Any hot lolitas getting pregnant will immediatley be deported. (Any hot lolitas willing to star in the Bang Bus internet site will be granted an additional 3 months.)

Spanish will no longer be taught at public schools.

And for my next order of business.. All people of middle-eastern dissent who worship muslim will be KILLED!! Change that.. ANY person who is muslim shall be killed.

4/30/2006 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cops writing cops?

What the H*LL is this website? Many cops if they DON'T write, get investigated, and then loose their career!!!!

4/30/2006 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.copswritingcops.com

I'm sure Burke's name from 022 will pop up 10 or 20 times.

4/30/2006 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Cops writing cops?

What the H*LL is this website? Many cops if they DON'T write, get investigated, and then loose their career!!!!

4/30/2006 01:25:44 AM

Mr. Anonymous,

It's ok to say HELL on here. It's the internet afterall. Who do you know that got investigated after failing to write a cop a ticker? (Unless from an accident)

And a cop can't loose their career. But they might be able to lose it.

4/30/2006 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the ORIGINAL POST, it states that a lot of the pics we saw on the news were pretty old and decrepit looking pieces...duct taped,rusted worn, if they still could fire..LOL. DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR? Its a lot like them guns the AREA 2 GUN TEAM gets every day...MUSKETS...old worn out guns. LMAO

4/30/2006 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice that cops with 18-24 months on the job are working plain-clothes?

I know the media and Phil Cline is reading. So in the honor or Michael Ceriale, why are so many inexperienced Officers working in undercover positions?

I only worry about their safety.

This is from Roeper's article from 1998.

"This guy was 26 years old. A handsome kid who looked like an extra on "NYPD Blue." A former football player at Gordon Tech, a Golden Gloves boxer. Bartended at Marge's Pub on North Sedgwick before he enrolled in the police academy. Unmarried, no kids, the great hulk of his life ahead of him. Lived with his ma and his grandma in Wicker Park , played b-ball and softball with his buddies, hung out at places like the Time-Out bar on North Rockwell, Classic Chicago stuff.

After Just 18 months into his police career, Ceriale was on undercover duty in the first hours of Aug.15. According to police, at about 3:30 a.m., Ceriale and his partner where hiding near some bushes on Root Street, staking out an alleged drug deal at a high-rise notorious for narcotics trafficking, when four lookouts reportedly spotted the officers and ran inside to alert their partners.

"I think they made us," Ceriale told his partner.

Someone came out with a .357 magnum and fired two shots. A bullet struck Ceriale in the lower abdomen, just below his bulletproof vest."

He died a week later.

Why are Officers with 18-36 months on working plain-clothes positions? It's crazy! A girl from the 005th District is on the saturation team after ONLY 2 days OFF probation.

2 DAYS OFF PROBATION!!

Cline created all of these units but forgot to fill them with qualified Officers. Shame on him. I bet Terry Hilliard could fill him in on what it's like to attend an Officer's funeral.

Do the right thing Phil and fill these spots with qualified Officers.

4/30/2006 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous 1st and 16th said...

Do the right thing Phil and fill these spots with qualified Officers.

4/30/2006 01:55:03 AM

What like TRU and district tac teams??? The reason is nobody with time whats those spots, so you need to take the manpower wherever you can get it. Im not saying its right but you have to man these cars some how.

4/30/2006 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2,000 Guns and counting.

Anyone with time knows FORT KOOLAID WONT STAND BEHIND YOU. Smooch () xoxoxo.

YA, THERE are SAFETY CONCERNS But THAT'S OUR PROBLEM SINCE Fort Koolaid is busy with marketing bogus state of the art equipment and Preacher Events and blowin money who knows where. Smile for the lopsided Liberal Media, the cameras are rolling you useless SEAT HEATERS.

4/30/2006 02:43:00 AM  
Blogger CalumetCopper said...

I remember a few years back before I was on the job, and they had another one of these 'turn-in' events, except they were giving gift certificates for Nike shoes or something similar, valued about 100 dollars or so. Some stupid coon turned in an ACTUAL Peacemaker, valued at about 1800!!! LoL.

4/30/2006 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the Sun-Times:
"Hal Baskin fears some may be using the city's buy-back programs as an easy means to help increase their firepower. "If I got one that shoots six times, why not get one that shoot 19? Why not take that 100-dollars add some money to it and get an upgrade," Hal Baskin said. "

Good idea Hal. You gang-bangin piece of sh-t!!

4/30/2006 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working TACT is not working undercover, just working in Civilian Dress in a standard unmarked police car, which can be identified by most 8 year olds on the South and West side.

4/30/2006 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to message from 1:23am,
obviously you can't write worth a penny besides the fact that you are a raced piece of shit! How quickly you forget how this country was founded....I take it, you don't know very much about American History...who came on the Mayflower??? Answer: the scum, criminals and unwanted from England. So, needless to say, other than the fact that you are a TRUE DUMB FUCK...I propose we should shoot people like you for making remarks like that or even better...send them back to where they came from....Oops, I forgot, scum like you are mutts who really don't know where they came from. Another piece of advise...get an education and maybe just than you will know what Arabs/Muslims, Hispanics and other minorities have contributed to this country. At that point, you will realize that people like you are scum on this earth and have never really contributed to this country!!!

4/30/2006 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am deeply saddened by the loss of one of Hal Baskin's family.....................actually now all they need to do is shoot the rest of that Gangster Disciple Family and stop the spread of the infection into the gene pool.

4/30/2006 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmm..in my district,the nephew of the commander went to tact was soon as he got off probation...he is the "arrest-specialist"-in his mind.

4/30/2006 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous mayflower said...

1124

You knew my family from the Mayflower. I had hoped to keep the family secrets, damn!

We had papers though, sh#t gotta start digging for them now I guess.

4/30/2006 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey LMAO:

Keep laughing...I saw most of the guns recovered and there were piles of lorcins, davis', rugers, and all kinds of other guns that would penetrate even your skull....
maybe if you worked a little harder and spent less time "LMAO"
you would have had few good pinches

4/30/2006 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kicker to this whole thing is on the turn in is that some copper working at a drop off location misplaced his own gun, he then had to call and ask if it was turned in by accident. At that point I LMAO. I wonder if they gave him the hundred bucks. I'm just wondering how the hell do you misplace your own gun. Someone has to get this guys name to bust his chops. Any takers?

4/30/2006 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey how about you coppers turning in some of those non-duty related guns for this good cause. Less guns less crime. Besides you get a gift card for 100 usc.

4/30/2006 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, justice in this world for the police.

Travis hasn't made the list yet though.

http://www.copswritingcops.com

4/30/2006 01:20:52 AM

So, in your world, justice means cops are above the Law and should never be called out when they do something illegal? And if a cop writes another cop, his name gets put on the internet. Sorry, but something just doesn't seem right with that. Imagine if every person you locked up for "Disorderly" ( talk about a Civil Rights violation ) or wrote a rush hour parker too suddenly put up a website to list YOUR name.

So you are admitting that personal responsibility doesn't exist among the police? Everything is always someone else's fault...hmmm...sounds like some of you have more in common with the residents then you think!

4/30/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous happyjoyjoyjoy said...

my monkey swiped my gun and turned it in for 100 bananas. damn monkey.
i will get you.
to the pirate gear. argh!!!

4/30/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost time to go to work!!!! I can't wait to see those cutie A/2 female detectives. I think they are fabulous despite what the other guys say.

4/30/2006 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4-30, 2:29 You have a DRUG TEST and VISION TEST TODAY at the ACADEMY when you get to work.

4/30/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real problem cannot be addressed without facing some hard truths and unpleasant realities.
We all know what these are but dare not say them in the current oppressive climate.
Firearms have been a constant factor in this republic from the begining. Other factors are surely to blame for the high homicide rate among certain elements in our society.
The truth is there for anyone with the courage to open their eyes.

4/30/2006 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:52 you tried to be smartass asshole and you need vision test bitch it was 2:39 you dumbass. DUMBASS

4/30/2006 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen kids, back when they had GANG CRIMES, we took guns away w/o paying anyone any fucking money. The last year of GANG CRIMES I believe the dept. recovered 28,000-32,000 guns, w/ about half recovered from GANG CRIMES, by hook or by crook.
Now we gotta pay these assholes to turn in guns?
What a fucking joke.
I/F FOREVER............

4/30/2006 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gang Crime had some of the best METAL DETECTORS this job could find.

4/30/2006 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:24 Kudo's, 1:23 either slept through his history class, or couldn't give a squat what his great grandparent's went through, or both. I am of Eurpean decent, and I can GAURUNTEE that our for-father's weren't legal either (Hence all the name changes, and many other factor's).
I hope that every police officer that is assigned down town tommorow can look at each and every one of these hard working people, and see their great grand parent's that once stood in their place.
Folk's remember why the statue of liberty is there, it's there for the arriving immigrant's to see a beacon of hope, and liberty.
The star on your chest is there as a symbol of guidence in darkness, and that you are there for those who need help.

5/01/2006 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you want about Burke from 022..but he DOES NOT write p.o.'s or their family members..

5/01/2006 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

01:27 poster,

Take your head out of your ass. The people we're talking about here are in this country illegally. We don't need to hear you bullshit.

5/01/2006 02:47:00 AM  
Blogger DaleyforMCCguest said...

To 01:27:14 AM:" I am of Eurpean decent, and I can GAURUNTEE that our for-father's weren't legal either (Hence all the name changes, and many other factor's)."

I can only guess your country of origin, but do not think for a second to guarantee anything outside of your own lineage. My family name wasn't changed because they were illegal. It was changed because the man who signed them in couldn't pronounce the 16 letter name and shortened it to 6.

"I hope that every police officer that is assigned down town tommorow can look at each and every one of these hard working people, and see their great grand parent's that once stood in their place."


You're a fucking idiot if you think my great-grand father would have missed a day of work to protest the treatment he was getting from his new homeland. He worked every day and when the US went to war against his native country, he went also. Look at the faces you see tomorrow and tell me if they would stand up and fight against the country of Mexico if it ever came to that.
If there is anyone who has no opinion on this matter, you must decide if this country is worth passing on to your kids and grandkids. That is what this debate is about.

5/01/2006 02:54:00 AM  
Blogger DaleyforMCCguest said...

I never thought I would ever think these words let alone say them, but it may be time to look into a national ID card. If you are a citizen of this country, you will have an id. Visitors, students, and guest workers would all have their own. I can't think of any other way to get a handle on who is in this country.

5/01/2006 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please excuse my skepticism (didnt drink the kool-aid today) but were pellet guns included in this gun turn-in program. Seriously, anyone know?

5/01/2006 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


PELLET GUNS WERE NOT INCLUDED.
YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY RATHER NEW TO THE JOB RECRUIT.AND NO WE DID NOT HAVE METAL DETECTORS, FUCKING NEW GUY. IT'S CALLED FLIPPING YOU NON POLICE WORKING DOG ASS.
OR IT'S GRABBING SOME ASSHOLE WITH A PIECE RO FOR YOU NEW FUCKING GUYS A "GAT". YOU WOULDN'T KNOW NEW GUY CAUSE YOU HAD TO GET OUTTA THE CAR AND DO SOME WORK TO GET GUNS YOU FUCK WAD.

5/01/2006 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 9:41,
Time for your prozac.

5/01/2006 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't YOU dare to a Gun Turn-in, tho! OPS will be up your ass!

5/01/2006 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st and 16th said...
Do the right thing Phil and fill these spots with qualified Officers.

4/30/2006 01:55:03 AM

What like TRU and district tac teams??? The reason is nobody with time whats those spots, so you need to take the manpower wherever you can get it. Im not saying its right but you have to man these cars some how.

4/30/2006 02:18:39 AM

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Like, who cares? You can only do that kind of crap for so long before it gets old. You get better arrests when you aren't looking so hard, anyway. Then there are the details, with the BDU's and Turtle Gear. Ducks have had their wings clipped lately, if you know what I mean..... NO point in working so hard.....

Red light cameras, Dept of Revenue on the war path, yuppies infiltarting 011, if Insurance Co.'s would come out and do their own AUTOPD Reports, no reason to have 13,000 badges out there.

But we could always use more Gold Stars!!!!!!!!

5/01/2006 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

once coppers get some time on the job and get it shoved up their asses by the city they realize it's easier to play hide and seek for a grand a week than to play police. that's why tact, tru, sat teams etc. are kids with 2 years on the job. don't be jealous, they'll be back in their monkey suits when they realize the politics of this job. who wants to run around anymore anyway? too easy to see 30 pending these days.

5/02/2006 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a fact. They will learn it's all a game, with a price tag on their head. City will roll over you like a steam roller bricked jammed in drive.

5/02/2006 01:55:00 AM  

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