Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Just About the Stupidest Idea Ever

We heard this little gem on WBBM Radio Sunday morning - the only trouble is we can't seem to find a link to it in any of our news links. Did anyone else hear this? Can anyone find a link to it? Because we'd like to fry whoever came up with this idea. The Chicago Police Department is preparing to take out full page ads in the major newspapers telling people that there is "bad" heroin making the rounds on the streets of the City.

Excuse us? WTF?!?! A few points here:
  1. All heroin is bad. All of it is poison. It doesn't matter if someone is tainting it with fentanyl or whatever - it will kill you eventually.
  2. Who cares? Suffice it to say junkies probably contribute more to the rising property crime rate, petty crime and drug turf wars than the next few factors combined. Screw them.
  3. Full page ads cost somewhere between $30,000 and $45,000 if we recall. We can think of a bunch of better places to use that money than pretending to care about drug addicts.
  4. How many junkies are actually going to read these full page ads? We're thinking of a number between zero and none. If a junkie has 50 cents, he isn't looking to buy a daily paper - he's wondering where he can get another $9.50 for his next hit.
How about the Department gives us the tens of thousands they're going to spend on ads that won't reach a single junkies and we'll drive around in the squad car with the PA system running a tape loop that says "Drugs are bad. Stop taking drugs." It would accomplish exactly as much.

55 Comments:

Anonymous lawyers & politicians are scumbags said...

With the current idiot in city hall should this suprise anyone?

5/29/2006 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

Perhaps the CPD will also rename the A/2 Violent Crimes to Mediocre Misdeeds. "Hi, I'm a Detective with the Mediocre Misdeeds Department."

All handcuffs will also be outfitted with nice cushy, comfy terrycloth padded protective lining, and after you read the Miranda, will follow this mandatory procedure: "May I place these handcuffs on you, PRETTY PLEASE??????????????????????????"

If you work Narcotics, sorry, the new name is "Medicinal." Citizens of Chicago, the CPD now has an anonymous Medicinal telephone number to report any medicinal activity.

Also, on all police reports if you bust someone for drugs, please notate if it's a good drug, or bad drug (ie.: 1 blunt found; good marijuana, 1 bad rock on person)

Thank you for the laugh, SCC.

5/29/2006 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell is this:

Brotherhood of Corruption: A Cop Breaks the Silence on Police Abuse, Brutality, and Racial Profiling (Hardcover)
by Juan Antonio Juarez

Someone just sent this to me, via an Amazon.com link...

5/29/2006 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you get a life. You don't no shit about A/2 or the CPD for that matter but you want to jump here with your stupid bullshit like maybe you no what its all about. Go fuck yourself, bitch.............

5/29/2006 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really? how funny, considering one of our assistants on the police memorial IS CPD. But thanks for the note!

5/29/2006 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st- buy up all of the bad heroin
2nd- put it in the free needles
3rd- give it to the assholes

very simple

4th- if any is left give it as door
prizes at city hall/35th St.

5/30/2006 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
1st- buy up all of the bad heroin
2nd- put it in the free needles
3rd- give it to the assholes

very simple

4th- if any is left give it as door
prizes at city hall/35th St.

5/30/2006 12:17:30 AM

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NICE! FUNNY! But let me add that it should be mandatory for city hall/35th St.

5/30/2006 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say dont put it in the news papers. Make signs and put them in the back seat of squads on the cage, and the back of the squadrolls. Thats the only time they will see them. Even then, I doubt they will read them there!!!

5/30/2006 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets have everyone above the rank of Lt. pay for these ads out of their own pocket.

NOT OUR TAXPAYER MONEY FOR YOUR POLITIAL "FEEL GOOD" BULLSHIT!

YOU YELLOW-BELLIED COWARDS!

5/30/2006 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More wasted money by the city for their "smoke and mirrors" programs. I guess the city will feel better being more compassionate for the poor hypes/thieves. The fools OD-ing on heroin want strong heroin and don't care if they may die! They know they're living on the edge and could car less. Besides, the hypes are costing the city and tax payers tens of thousands of dollars. Lets take care of these poor souls so they can rip us off some more!

5/30/2006 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are public service announcements and their cost is absorbed by the newspapers for a tax writeoff. Dah !!!!!!

5/30/2006 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This should inform the chicago tribune employee whose has been a heron addict for the last 20 years. This should also inform the nurses, office workers, our neighbors, and other functioning addicts that will eventually die. You are right this is a feel good measure, just like the warning on a pack of smokes. The ads would not stop an addict.

5/30/2006 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of Dusty ... before it's too late
White Sox could rule Chicago instead of bumbling Cubs

Joseph A. Reaves - AZRepublic

Dusty Baker keeps talking about tombstones.

Maybe it's time the Cubs put one on his career in Chicago.

Not just because his team is in a death spiral.

A lot of bad luck and injuries went into making misery of the start of this season.

Dusty needs to go because one of the more beloved franchises in all of sports is in shambles on and off the field. While it's not all his fault, the house cleaning has to start somewhere.

Maybe not stop with Dusty, but start there.

Because unless something is done soon, the unthinkable will happen:

Chicago will become a Sox town.

It's almost there now, what with an improbable World Series title; a probable home run champ; a lovable, loose-lipped manager; and a cocky, glass-jawed catcher.

All the Cubs have to counter are a century of frustration, a team that hits better against water coolers than opposing pitchers, a manager who munches toothpicks and a catcher doing time.

The brawl at U.S. Cellular Field and Greg Maddux bashing the bejesus out of a water cooler in Florida are just two signs of the Cubs coming unglued.

There's also the stuff behind the scenes.

Like earlier this month when the front office summoned the sports editor and Cubs writer from the Chicago Tribune and berated them for their coverage.

Tribune Co. owns the paper and the team. Toss in conflict of interest to the list of troubles.

Baker isn't to blame for all the chaos in and around the Cubs this year. But his hiring four years ago was a sign.

Ever stop to think why the San Francisco Giants let go a manager who just took them to the World Series?

It wasn't because the Cubs offered more money. It was because Dusty's act had worn thin. The way he let his starters throw 120 pitches time and again. The way he balked every time the front office wanted to make a move to make the team better.

Baker has a reputation as a "player's manager." It's well deserved. Almost every time the Giants told Dusty they planned to send a player down, he would argue: "You can't. He's my guy. I need him."

Didn't matter what Dusty's guy was hitting. Or how he wasn't pitching. Every guy was Dusty's guy. Trouble is, the major leagues allow only 25 guys on a roster at a time. The never-ending battles got wearisome.

The Cubs thought they had a steal when they hired Baker right after the 2002 World Series. And it looked that way his first season, when the Cubs came within five outs of the World Series.

But look what's happened in the long haul. The Cubs finished 16 games back the next year, 21 back last season and could beat that by mid-June the way they're going.

"Everybody is thinking it's over," Dusty told reporters last week as his team hit bottom by being swept by the lowly Marlins. "It's a long ways from over.

"I remember last year, Houston had tombstones in the paper. Weren't they dead or something? You never know what's going to happen in this game."

Baker, of course, was referring to the famous incident last June 1 when the Astros were 19-32 in last place in the National League Central and the hometown Houston Chronicle used a graphic of a tombstone to pronounce the team dead. Five months later, the Chronicle was publishing World Series supplements for the Astros.

Those Astros had Roger Clemens.

These Cubs have Rich Hill.

Even without Clemens, miracle turnarounds happen. Dusty knows that.

The Florida Marlins team that stopped his Cubs five outs from the World Series in 2003 were nine games back in May when they fired Jeff Torborg and brought manager Jack McKeon out of retirement.

This year's Cubs are in a deeper hole than that. And the only way to start digging out may be to put a tombstone on Dusty's career. Before the Sox take over Chicago.

5/30/2006 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell is this:

Brotherhood of Corruption: A Cop Breaks the Silence on Police Abuse, Brutality, and Racial Profiling (Hardcover)
by Juan Antonio Juarez

Someone just sent this to me, via an Amazon.com link...

5/29/2006 11:48:53 PM

good read until he talks about his fag cousin suckin him off.

5/30/2006 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous c'est la mort'gage said...

From www.chicagocrime.org/blotter/

March 30 - 9:41 p.m.

Battery: 1000 block N. Marshfield Ave.

Synopsis from : Chicago Journal

A shooting occurred on the 1000 block of North Marshfield at 9:41 p.m. March 30, according to police reports. A young mortgage broker was driving south on Marshfield when he saw two cars speeding in the opposite direction. He soon realized he’d stumbled into a fire fight: the passengers in the car behind were shooting at the car in front, a Pontiac Grand Am. Unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, the mortgage broker received a glancing shot to the toe, then gritted his teeth and drove to the Wood District police station rather than a hospital. After talking with the broker and getting on the horn, police were able to stop the Grand Am and found three members of the Harrison Gents street gang inside. The Gents informed police that the shooter had exited a dark blue Volvo after the attack. Police were unable to locate the offender or any Swedish-made cars carrying gun-toting thugs. No arrests have been made.

5/30/2006 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is to the Cub fan that ranted about this town becoming a S O X town. Wake up stupid ,it is ! The S O X won the World series because there G R E A T . The Cubs will never win anything. There what you call C H O K E R S . But you are right about one thing they need to get rid of that toothpick sucking ignorant asshole that leads them.

5/30/2006 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rip paul gleason
you mess with the bull,you get the horns.

5/30/2006 06:55:00 AM  
Blogger CalumetCopper said...

"Could you describe the ruckus, sir?" I've used that line on dispatch a couple of times when they give calls of a noise disturbance... Never catch on.

R.I.P.

5/30/2006 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What the hell is this:

Brotherhood of Corruption: A Cop Breaks the Silence on Police Abuse, Brutality, and Racial Profiling (Hardcover)
by Juan Antonio Juarez

Someone just sent this to me, via an Amazon.com link...

5/29/2006 11:48:53 PM

good read until he talks about his fag cousin suckin him off.

5/30/2006 03:14:24 AM

WRONG! BAD READ! by some asshole with 7 years on who went to narcotics and got caught pissing hot. Now he thinks that his book, which about 3 people will buy, will be his revenge for getting "fucked" by the department.Book is full of lies, half-truths and pipe dreams.

5/30/2006 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a new book..it's been out maybe 3 or 4 years now. That shitbird worked in 014 before disappearing.

He had problems..but glorifies himself in the book at the expense of "good" coppers.

Fuck him! Don't waste the money on it, if you must read it request it from the local library. Don't subsidize his trips to Amsterdam to smoke weed. He did that until he pissed hot and was fired!

5/30/2006 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: 7:46 Post

That is one angry motherfucker. Whoever you are, that is not good for your health.

5/30/2006 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: Brotherhood of Corruption

He rats out everyone, even his mother and father, who were still on the job in 023 when the book was published.

5/30/2006 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He sounds like a rat!!!!

5/30/2006 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:46 You, sir, sound insane but I like the way you think!! Laughed my ass off! Now try and take some pills and think happy thoughts...

5/30/2006 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:46..That has got to be the FUNNIEST FUCKING, most truthful post of an angry fucker I have ever read! I think you about covered them all!

5/30/2006 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:46 outfuckinstanding sir

5/30/2006 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:46, fuck me is that ever fuckin good!

5/30/2006 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous the ship has sunk said...

Aside from the Sun-Times, perhaps it would be equally effective to advertise the evils of fentanyl-laced heroin in Barron's and the Wall Street Journal.

We all realize that the city's literary and erudite junkies are voracious readers. They can often be found at our libraries.

P.S.: To "Fuck me? Fuck you!".

Eloquently and credibly stated but the "politically correct" will deny the TRUTHS of your soliloquy. You are a true visionary, my friend.

5/30/2006 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous peter karl said...

C.A.P.S. works!

5/30/2006 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger Sabian said...

To: The originator of 7:46.

That was pretty damn good. And, on the money!

5/30/2006 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 7:46

Okay, but what do you think of the FOP?

5/30/2006 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from Michigan............

A new death takes toll to 48 in Wayne Co.
Residents warned of lethal drug mix

BY KATHLEEN GRAY
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

May 30, 2006

Another person died from a probable drug overdose, Wayne County health officials reported Monday, bringing the toll to 48 people who have died since May 19.

Even though the number was dropping from the multiple deaths per day, health officials aren't ready to say the deadly overdose spurt is tapering off.

Toxicology results won't be available for several weeks, but health officials say they believe the deaths have been caused by a dangerous combination of heroin or cocaine and the painkiller fentanyl.

"The numbers have always fluctuated," said Teresa Blossom, Wayne County spokeswoman. "Some days, we've had three or four deaths, on others we've had one."

The latest surge in deaths first came to the public's attention when Wayne County issued a warning on May 19 because 12 people had died over a 24-hour span.

Since then, the county has distributed at least 20,000 flyers, warning people of the dangers of the illegal street drug and urging drug addicts to get treatment rather than risk using the substance.

"We want to continue to urge the public to be mindful that the deadly street drugs have increased," Blossom said Monday. "We hope that anyone can avoid engaging in the activity and for those who have addiction, we hope they can seek treatment."

From September through April, more than 100 drug overdose deaths were recorded in metro Detroit and most of those are believed to have been caused by the heroin/fentanyl mixture.

Neither Oakland nor Macomb counties reported any drug overdose deaths over the holiday weekend.

Contact KATHLEEN GRAY at 313-223-4407 or gray@freepress

5/30/2006 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck you, you fuckin' fuck !!!!

5/30/2006 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor is that a certain Captain in the 006 district is NO FAN of the CPD football team.....mmmmmmm. Any info out there ?

5/30/2006 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous sir galahad said...

What is this beast that thou speaketh of?

5/30/2006 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody been to that TARA class? how is it?

5/30/2006 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: P.O. Rage against the Machine

That is good! However, maybe just a little "peer support" might be in order here?


Don't blow a gasket..we need the humor within CPD!

5/30/2006 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous usa = doomed said...

The beast is a vicious and vile creature, often nocturnal and traveling in packs--predators that seek out the weak to devour. With the onset of summer, roving bands of these beasts will ravish, plunder and destroy anything in their path.

Indigenous to urban America, they must be hunted down and neutralized
before they destroy civilization as we once knew it.

5/30/2006 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have read the book, and know some of the people he writes about, using fictitious names. He, like many other police person who write a book about their experiences, exaggerates the truth. Some of what he writes was accurate. The stuff about himself beig bisexual, who knows or cares. He's P.O.ed that he fucked up a good thing. Now he sucks off his cousin to kill time. And what kind of a tool goes to Amsterdam. The only thing their is getting screwed up or just screwed. He should have waited until he retired, then ate the hash brownies Like Barney Miller.
Now go ride your red bicycle, Juan

Want a good read?

The Michael Corbett Story about Willow Springs, and Diane Masters murder.

Double Deal: A True Story of Murder, Unbridled Corruption, and the Cop Who Was a Mobster


And Robert Cooley story:

When corruption was king : how I helped the Mob rule Chicago, then brought the Outfit down.

5/30/2006 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you got an email!

5/30/2006 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word on a new Sgts. class?

5/30/2006 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To All 016 midnight people;

New Lt. Tom McGrath is headed your way. Roll out the red carpet. This guy is the real deal, laid back, can't get him excited, knows the business and knows how to and will take care of the troops. Enjoy.

5/30/2006 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto regarding Thomas McGrath.

16 is lucky to have him.

5/30/2006 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

I was wondering why you choose to delete some of the posts.

I know you are the host and that is your right and to some extent your responsibility, but recently I've noticed many more deletions than usual.

At times it shows that you deleted a post, other times entries are deleted without any notice.

With some of the mean spirited things said that aren't deleted and with some of the language, I know that that isn't your criteria.

So what gives?

5/30/2006 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Seiser, it isn't about the sex, it's about the power.

5/30/2006 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A new sgt's class in the making now. Watch for the meritorious nominations soon. Maybe 55-60 people

5/30/2006 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous bender said...

Fuck those dead heroin junkies if they can't take a joke.

5/30/2006 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5/30/2006 06:46:51 PM,

And also pretty heavy, too.

5/30/2006 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cop happy to trade jobs



Ald. Bernard Stone (50th) has a lot of gall to think he's worth the money and wants a $20,000 raise in the next four years! Does he risk his life running down a dark alley chasing offenders like the police? Does he run into burning buildings like the firemen? Does he teach the children who are our future like the teachers? Yeah, his job sounds life-threatening and so important. I can't believe he whines about making only $98,125 when so many people are out of work, can't feed their families and have no medical insurance. Please tell him I would trade jobs with him any day.

Karen Belluomini-Blanc,
Chicago Police officer
Norwood Park

5/30/2006 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brotherhood of corruption.....give me a f$#*g break. He had more breaks than anyone is entitled to. He f#%$ed up a good thing and has no right to bitch!!!! I bought the book then took it back to exchange it for an author who deserved the royalties. Not that loser

5/30/2006 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

I wouldn't buy Corbitt's book to support that dead bastard. Instead, check it out at the library.

It's a good read but when he gets to the Masters part, suddenly he skips and jumps over it, touching it lightly. Especially when it's still an open case...

Lying P.O.S. cowboy. Him, Masters and Keating, and the other garbage that got away with killing Masters.

5/30/2006 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad no one can read 7:46 because of SCC's "editing"

5/31/2006 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

SCC,

I was wondering why you choose to delete some of the posts.

I know you are the host and that is your right and to some extent your responsibility, but recently I've noticed many more deletions than usual.

At times it shows that you deleted a post, other times entries are deleted without any notice.

With some of the mean spirited things said that aren't deleted and with some of the language, I know that that isn't your criteria.

So what gives?

5/30/2006 07:08:47 PM

Like the 7:46 post everyone is ranting about but NO ONe can read now................

5/31/2006 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous third party said...

"what gives":

For SCC response to above, go to thread entitled "Don't Bring a Gun to a Knife Fight?" on 5/31 at 4:23:32 PM.

5/31/2006 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was because someone hurt SCC's feelings on a post or two, so now he's being Hitler and eliminating the ones he doesn't like.........

6/01/2006 10:22:00 AM  

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