Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Traffic Enforcement

And speaking of traffic enforcement, does the Department have a viable Traffic Enforcement philosophy?

Yes, there are a few traffic cars that float around Lake Shore Drive and the Skyway. But they are few and far between and have something like 2 working radar guns that are 20 years old that only work on alternate weekdays and probably leak radiation like Chernobyl. Mover books are used mostly to justify probable cause for other things. TSSS and other paperwork only serves to discourage traffic stops and Traffic Cameras are taking away other enforcement opportunities. DUI's are a specialty and so many other violations are now parkers rather than movers so as to cut down on court time and appeals. And now we're hearing about the City getting it's OWN enforcement vans?

We were reviewing some of the comments that Vi Daley had made and were comparing the manpower numbers that we are short. What is it about people named "Daley" talking out of their asses all the time?

94 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

8th district tact guys just shot at by offender with a laser sight. Coppers are ok. Offender at large. Be carefull out there.

5/23/2006 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5/24/2006 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:01:02 u are a supreme retard for posting that at this time

5/24/2006 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK ALL THE DALEY CLAN!! Why doesn't she put one of his fuckin' cameras on every corner cause we don't know how to do our jobs........what a fuckin' bitch!!

5/24/2006 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry vi, all of your extra bodies go to the ghetto areas to help tame the beast. how dare you blame the police for this ? if you drove by and saw a squad car sitting at the intersection playing the sign, you would call the commander to complain that the car was sitting there doing nothing. now you want a car to sit there and be the enforcement car ? there must be 25,000 stop signs in the city. why don't you talk to da mayor and ask him why he keeps insisting that the department is up to near full power when we all know that it is at a minimum 2500 p.o.'s down. when you get us to full staff, i'll volunteer to sit there myself and hammer as many violators as i can in a days work. also, no matter where we live, these stupid seat belt enforcement zones are ridiculous. i live in the 10 sector of the 16th district and when i was on my way to get gas, i saw my beat car near belmont and laramie. its bad enough that the district is so big, but now they take the one car that is assigned to my beat and send it all the way across the district to help produce numbers ??? this department is a joke and the aldercreeps don't do a thing to help. glad the 8th district guys are ok. be safe all, except the goof who posted at 12:01. he should be stabbed in the eye with a hot fire poker for saying something so stupid, but he's probably never seen a gun, with the exception of the ones he sees at rollcall everyday.

5/24/2006 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know alligators, sir, and you are no alligator!

5/24/2006 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many days til the burge report goes public? sounds like good reading

5/24/2006 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope that the asshole that posted the comment at 12:01 isn't a P.O.! If you are, your're a sick coward! and if not then fuck you!

5/24/2006 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooh he's a po alright. a po in need of some pointers in decorum

5/24/2006 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBC 5's Carol Marin (sp?) just did a bit on Cabriniheat.com. And, of course, the savages were GLORIFIED on local news media...WTF. i absolutely hate chicago media, bunch of asshole liberals...except Bill Wallace from ChicagoWorks...he's cool in my book...i like how he's always gettin free food from various sausage factories!....im jealous.....but seriously, write newsvans every chance you get!

5/24/2006 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why dont the city pay for radars and act like other cities and reap the benefits of other towns. radars are a good investment since i know and used to work for a suburb and now work for the city. the city does not utilize the tool of law enforcement well.

5/24/2006 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree the north side is getting paid for the same. this is a travisty. how can you get paid to do nothing while the rest of us get paid to deal with the low of society. ie..... shootings, homicide, disdain for the police every day.

5/24/2006 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is NO REASON why the Chicago Police Dept. does NOT have radars in district patrol cars....It would make common sense if they put them in right???? Can you imagine the revenue they could generate?? Millions of dollars!!! I am miffed at why we don't have them in at least 5 cars per district...that would be just 75 cars with radars and the revenus they produce could pay for them in a week and then they could pay for more or for the cameras in the cars....but like I said that would all make sense right??

5/24/2006 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous travis da man said...

i totally agree gents, there should be radar guns in the squads.that way i can get all u coppers speeding around 16 late in the morning and have good probable cause for dui ing u.

5/24/2006 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

radar in the cars just makes sense.its another tool at our disposal. i would love to have a radar.its also good in court too instead of guessing.

5/24/2006 03:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the north side sucks

5/24/2006 03:23:34 AM


Anonymous said...
i agree the north side is getting paid for the same. this is a travisty. how can you get paid to do nothing while the rest of us get paid to deal with the low of society. ie..... shootings, homicide, disdain for the police every day.

5/24/2006 03:29:26 AM

This just shows how fucken soft you are. Why deal with the animal when you don't have to. Quit your bitching and bid the fuck out!! Now go back to fucking your sister!!!!! FUCK I HATE SOUTHSIDERS!!!!

5/24/2006 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:23:34
You shouldn't have been a policeman, you should have been a policewoman. You have all of the makings for one. Here's the advantages:
1-you will make rank quicker
2-get pregnant and you get
free time off.
3-The bosses will shit if you beef
about anything.
You already got the whine down pat.
Go tell the 19th Ward bosses that you would like a sex change and an assignment change.

5/24/2006 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Southsider, Go work the westside for a while you yellow bellied piece of crap. fuck you and your southdide shit. You ignorant slut.

5/24/2006 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the fucking new guy jagoff who can't read the contract, beefing bout working in "faster" Districts than slower ones for same $$$$....

"IT'S CALLED SENIORITY YOU STUPID FUCKING DUMBASS BITCH!!!!!!!"

"WHEN YOU GET A LITTLE TIME ON THE JOB SUPER COP, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO EXERCISE YOUR SENIORITY BY BIDDING TO DIFFERENT DISTRICTS BASED ON YOUR TIME ON THE JOB, YOU STUPID FUCK"

"I BET YOU CAN'T EVEN FILL OUT A WATCH BID OR FURLOUGH PICK CORRECTLY ...EXAMPLE "I don't know what happened I'm on 1st Watch when I should be on 3rd Watch. I put my preferences down 3rd, 2nd, 1st, knowing I didn't have enough time for 3rd Watch. What did I do wrong? or " I got a 1A and 2B furlough, I thought I fiiled it out right"

Almost all coppers worked in BUSY Districts way back when when you were watching Sesame Street, PUNKASS BITCH!!!!

5/24/2006 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HAD THE WORST NIGHTMARE LAST NIGHT.....I WAS LIVING ON THE SOUTH SIDE. I WOKE UP IN A TERROR, THEN I SMELLED THE AIR AND REALIZED IT WAS JUST A REAL BAD DREAM.

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOUTHSIDE IRISH AND SOUTH SIDE CRACKHEADS?

3 CITY BLOCKS....

"YOUR DOOMED, BUT WHAT EVER YOU SOUTH SIDE WHITE TRASH DO, DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT MOVE OUT TO GODS COUNTRY, YOUR INTELLECTUALLY INFERIOR AND YOUR SISTER-WIVES ARE NOT RECOGNIZED AS VALID SPOUSES"

5/24/2006 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop picking on the Southsiders. It's not their fault their houses are built like cheap cracker-boxes. They did not numerically name their streets to prevent getting lost while drunk. How were they to know the beast would move onto their block? The constant noise and smell of jet fumes or sludge baking in the sun is not that hard to stomach after a while either. So just leave them alone!

5/24/2006 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/24/2006 06:11:46 AM

You crack me up!!!!!!

5/24/2006 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop picking on the Southsiders. It's not their fault their houses are built like cheap cracker-boxes. They did not numerically name their streets to prevent getting lost while drunk. How were they to know the beast would move onto their block? The constant noise and smell of jet fumes or sludge baking in the sun is not that hard to stomach after a while either. So just leave them alone! JET FUMES HOW ABOUT O'HARE BIGGER JETS MORE FUMES ASSHOLE PUNK

5/24/2006 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the northside slower Could it be that those of us who work there have made sure that it doesn't turn to shit. That we spent time cleaning up the area. We live in our communities and take care of them. We don't let it go down the tubes. Why are the southside areas so bad if you are such great cops. By your reasoning the northside should be a pure ghetto due to all the dog coppers. Perhaps there is no logic to your arguement.

5/24/2006 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why I am ashamed! If we put half this much effort into squeezing MR.FOP Mark Donuhue into finally standing up to our little hitler of a mayor, we might just get a descent contract. Maybe even save some benefits.

But noooooooooooooo we have to act like a bunch a 3rd graders. Take the honarable and ribbons and throught them out. They mean nothing.

The best feeling on this job is locking up a shitbird, and when your knee deep in shit hearing them sirens get closer.

Get your fuckin heads straight you whinning cry baby assholes. Stick together, if you dont like the guy, go fight in the fuckin alley like a man. Otherwise shut the fuck up. You idiots make me sick.

5/24/2006 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous write the red please said...

I am asking all coppers to please enforce one traffic violation. THE RED LIGHT VIOLATION...

The running the red light has become a standard practice especially in the mornings and afternoons. People just dont think they have to stop.

I was walking to pick up my little one and I was standing on the corner of addison and harlem and in 4 minutes I counted 8 flagrant red light violators.

We need to enforce this law because citizens just dont think they have to stop.

some bad intersections on the north side are:

addison and harlem
belmont and harlem
fullerton and central
addison and oak park


and many others.

Please WRITE THE RED

Thanks and be safe

5/24/2006 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Area 6 Homicide-Sex said...

5:48 & 5:57 AM

Jerry "Odinga" DUNIGAN, IR#______, was a member of the Black Panther Party. Area 6 Homicide-Sex & UFAP warrants for rape, robbery, home invasion and attempted murder in 018. Returned to O'Hare from Copenhagen, Denmark via Interpol print check after being arrested by Danish authorities outside Tivoli Gardens.

5/24/2006 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Barney Fife said...

I cannot believe this Department does not have cameras in the cars, better radar detectors, etc.

MAYBERRY PD IN CHICAGO!

5/24/2006 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Northside and the Flubs, Oh I meant Cubs blow. No parking, inflated prices on everything, whiney, bitchey so called coppers, tarffic up the ass, etc.. I will stay on the southside in my 700K house.

5/24/2006 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time i checked most of the west side police are from the southside and 35th street was full of cry baby northsiders complaining on how far they had drive to get to work and do nothing. I agree we should take care of the areas where we have to live so our areas don't look like 011, 025 ,007 ect

5/24/2006 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great comeback! You really stuck it to the northside!

If there really was a 700K house on the southside it would be in the news.

5/24/2006 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give me a break! This entire city SUCKS. In fact, look up what Chicago means in Indian, hence the reason why it was named as such.

Chicago is overrated and just pure stupid. You would think the majority of people running this place are on Kool-Aid IV's 24/7.

Thanks to the Mayor slapping businesses with hefty taxes, inspections, licenses, permits, etc they have DRIVEN them out of here.

Smart businesses have headed North/NW!!

Now we have retail, fast food, factory (the dying breed), restaurant jobs that pay min or slightly above min wages!

I have seen people traveling 2+ hours EACH WAY per day to commute to a job that pays a few bucks more then min wage, so they can have a slightly decent lifestyle.

It also speaks volumes when Chicago is one of the largest cities yet the CPD has NO cameras in the cars, suckass equipment, and operates as if it were the 1800's.

Crimefile did it right when he dumped this forsaken city and moved out to California.

I'd rather deal with La La Land, Botox and fake people then to live in this degenerate city.

5/24/2006 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

try switching to decaf

5/24/2006 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let's stop this southside bashing. I have compiled a reading list that has helped me put these neighborhood rivalries in perspective. I offer to the confused northsider for your summer reading these insights into the southside.

A Drainage Ditch Runs Through It

My Mother, My Sister

Growing up Weird and Unnoticed in Mount Greenwood

Mickey the Rat: A study of Rodents Native to Bridgeport

Incest: An Explanation of the Numerical Names of Southside Streets and Places

Enjoy!

5/24/2006 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey come on now, some people got new Tahoe's.....granted they are just regular cars with a siren and light bar slapped on. So they have no police equipment in them that every little rinky dink city in the nation has, you can really get comfy in them!

5/24/2006 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyday I pray that the City find another way to stick it to the POLICE! A bunch of cry babies, backstabbers, and losers. I can't hardly wait until you realize that your pension will not be there for you and your families, I love that residency rule which forces you and your families to remain in this garbage pail of a city, can't help but to laugh at all of his "I be the working Police" I'm on a Gun team, I'm on Swat, I'm in the TRU Unit, I'm better then you, South side, North side, West side Bullcrap.......actually you sound just like the gangbangers.....hey wait a minute, hmmmmmm! let's see a bunch of guys running around with guns, confined to a specified area, wearing the same type of clothing, a total disregard to authority, liars, thieves, braggards, always portrayed in the news in a negative light, limited opportunities for success, always bitching about money and fellow members...........hey! walk like a duck, look like a duck, MUST be a duck..

5/24/2006 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous anyone seen B. around? said...

Man dont they get it? this city dosn't want the police they want armed security, in video vans and civilian traffic aids. duke will be duke, North is north,and South is south.Find a fox hole, protect each other and wait it out. want a ribbon? want a Dc? a Honorable? fuck I ll write it up the forms are in the WCs office..( I love going to the ceremonies and hearing the stories..LOL)

Find a spot,get out of patrol and if you dont Try, you have no one to blame but yourself.

me? Im hiding in 011 no much to look at and no where to eat and the citizens hate us. but i do get to laugh everyday..front row seating to the greatest show on earth..been there done that took my 30 days been sued in Federal court, and then I learned..and that was in my first 3 years..LOL
10 on what like 19 to go..anyone got todays paper? Im going to go watch rockwell re-develope..woof...LOL

5/24/2006 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quack! Whats your point? Quack!

5/24/2006 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GODS COUNTRY? Who the fuck are you kidding? $400,000 for a framed shack....and you are the intelluctually superior ones. 6 years ago I paid $140,000 for my house in Mt. Greenwood. Since then my house has more than doubled in value (neighbor sold identical house for $325,000)This is hardly God's country, but its not filled with egotistical,arrogant, self-absorbed assholes. If I remember correctly its you 16th district residents who complain about 16th district coppers. So get off the grammer school mentality of "I'm better than you", you infantile asshole.

5/24/2006 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any rumor on next sgts class?

5/24/2006 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when you hear the request for meritorious then expect at least 6 weeks for a class to start pre-sergeant traing

5/24/2006 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 10:33: 32

Is that you John? Hey John? John Burge that is you?

Grow up, we got enough problems, don't need to be label as a bunch of racists...

5/24/2006 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've driven through the southside numerous times, and can honestly say its a complete shithole!

I especially love the wafting shit scent one experiences as they cross the Central avenue bridge over the sanitary canal. How anyone could live with that is beyond me.

Now as far as jet fuel goes, here on the northwest side the planes fly high enough over the residential area that its not a problem. You see, they didn't put the houses right next to the airport like at Midway.

And as far as home values go, the best southside homes can't compare in value to the shittiest that Edison/Norwood Park has to offer. I'll even go out on a limb and say that an empty buildable lot on either East or West Circle is worth more than 95% of the homes on the southside.

So while your southside house has doubled in value, if you were to sell it, you still couldn't afford to live on the northwest side. Not that it matters, as I'm sure you would never leave the dump you call home.

5/24/2006 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is that cops think they can park illegally and not be ticketed by the traffic aides? Simple solution - park legally. Just because we have a badge doesn't mean we are above getting parking tickets. "Didn't they see my medallion?" Complete ignorance. The copper in 018 deserves everything he's going to get.

I am sick of seeing all these coppers thinking they are better than everyone else. If you park your car illegal, you are fair game.

I also love seing these 2,3,4 year wonders flashing there stars to avoid paying cover charges to enter a bar or to avoid standing in the line. Complete idiots. They are only embarassing themselves.

5/24/2006 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Racist, please go away! or better still, at the very next roll call stand up and spout off your true beliefs, stop using an anonymous format to attack , if this is what you believe, stand up and proudly proclaim it to the world

5/24/2006 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous John Burge said...

I don't hide it to anyone!!!

5/24/2006 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to the topic of this post, the Traffic Section obtained 15 new radars last year. Two of those were mounted on the motorcycles for enforcement on LSD. 10 new laser guns were purchased 3 years ago. The unit has more equipment than manpower. I believe the budget calls for 54 police officers. At the present time there are only 18 PO's assigned to enforcement on the 3 watches. With days-off, medical, time-due, furlos, you might have 3 PO's working any given watch to patrol the Skyway and LSD. Several years ago the Department transferred 10 PO's from the Public Vehicle unit out of Major accidents into the Enforcement Unit to bolster the manpower shortage. That brought the numbers up from 18 to 28. Still half the the budgeted number, and they only write taxi violations. So when the bordering districts keep getting assigned to accidents on LSD and the Skyway because there are no traffic cars, that is the reason. They don't replace the retirees when they leave.

5/24/2006 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...I am miffed at why we don't have radar in at least 5 cars per district..."

You're kidding, right? We can't even get the driver's door mirror fixed properly on our car and you want radar? The geniuses at motor maintanance taped our mirror back together with black electrical tape. This is their "high-tech solution" to our problem. I'd be happy just to get a car that has everything functioning properly.

5/24/2006 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course there's no commitment to traffic enforcement, aside from the undermaned traffic unit and an occasional dui mission.....because, all Daley and Cline care about are murders and shootings. For anyone who goes to or knows about the DOC meetings, when is the last time anybody talked or asked about traffic enforcement? Wouldn't it be interesting if the dept. published actual, honest, personnel numbers as to how many people are in each and every unit, and what they actually do (no b.s.)....

5/24/2006 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont hate northside cops bid out or stop your pissing and moaning

5/24/2006 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Two observations;

(1) The individual(s) that post under the UNREGISTERED name of "john burge" is an impostor.

(2) The anonymous poster(s) who uses vile racial epithets could be anyone in cyberspace who seeks to depict actual members of the CPD as racists.

The sole reason for my use of my actual identity ("northside") with an avatar in my posts is for CREDIBILITY. I am fully prepared to support, even document any statements that I post as the TRUTH.

Since this site is constantly being misused to post anonymous and libelous ad hominem attacks and outright bullshit, I strongly support that SCC have MANDATORY REGISTRATION for ALL posters a la "the NYPD RANT".

Posters could use registered monikers and still retain their anonymity.

5/24/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are right I wouldnt want to live paycheck to paycheck just so I can say I live in Edison Park......of course you bring up Central Ave Bridge over the sanitation canal, well "know-it-all" that bridge links the suburbs of Stickney and Forest View. Being that the bridge is north of I-55 some would consider it the west side. Also I live about 10 miles from there so the smell isnt an issue. As far as shithole goes you have not a clue as to what you are talking about. So use your whole paycheck just to make the mortgage and keep telling yourself you live in paradise....

5/24/2006 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 1:25 your home is an investment for the future, whether it be for you or your kids. but, are you so soft that you believe that every copper that lives in a nicer neighborhood than you lives paycheck to paycheck ? you are truly a blockhead. between $375 a check in deferred comp, catholic school tuition, mortgage, car payments, investments for the kids h.s. and college and numerous sports activities for the kids, i still have enough in the bank for several rainy days and for a family vacation every to year (disney, mexico, or where ever we choose to go) without maxing out even one credit card. stay out of the bars kid and maybe you wouldn't be living check to check. oh yeah, maybe nicely ask your spouse to go to work and help contribute to the family finances or work even two days of special and you would see what a difference it makes. maybe when you get your 1st service bar, you will understand. if you like living surrounded by the animal, thats fine. but, don't slam the northside coppers because we chose to live where we live and can afford it with money to spare. yes, early in my career with the house was a struggle, but in 10 years in my house, i now have $245,000 in equity that i didn't have to pay for. can't beat that for an investment return. most northsiders probably have more equity in their homes than your house is even worth. go ahead. tell me how bad we all have it again ????

5/24/2006 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is that cops think they can park illegally and not be ticketed by the traffic aides? Simple solution - park legally. Just because we have a badge doesn't mean we are above getting parking tickets. "Didn't they see my medallion?" Complete ignorance. The copper in 018 deserves everything he's going to get.

I am sick of seeing all these coppers thinking they are better than everyone else. If you park your car illegal, you are fair game.

The copper you are referring to is the foot guy for the area his car was parked in,the foot guys take their cars to their foot posts, always have, so do the traffic control aides and the meter maids, the meter maids put m & m wrappers in their windshields so the other meter maids and police know they are meter maids and working, traffc control aides put a used ticket book or a city of chicago traffic vest in their windshield, so don't go busting on the foot guy, they all do it, the tfa who wrote him was just a police hating bitch who could care less about the fop sticker or medallion on his car, but you should see how they go off when they get written,they can't have it both ways. This shit never happened when only the police wrote tickets, now civilians write them and have no sense of what courtesy is, the guys in 018, 001,019, 023 that deal with them should definetely show them no courtesy whatsoever!

Also way to go no balls commander of 018 not backing his guy.... you notice how the tfa's boss was in print backing her,this job is in the toilet...

5/24/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blow me 11:14 and all of us who live in the supposed "shithole" you call the south-side!!!!! Only a fuckin turd from the North-side would waste his time cutting down the southside! Do us a favor and stay North, please.

2bedroom 1 bath Georgian needing work in Edison Park--------$400K

3to4 bedroom house, 2to3 bath, not a Georgian, needing no work, move in condition all updated, plenty of parking,large lot, no 1 1/2 drive to anywhere in the city, no liberals , no cubs fans, and certainly no stuck-up turds like you to deal with......$400K.

I'm sure, actually I know its nice up there, but it's pretty nice down here too! Assbag!

5/24/2006 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

feel the love

5/24/2006 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If these politicians are so worried about traffic enforcement, how come they did not back up the Sgt. that stopped Meeks crew, or beef when Jacksons kid was pulled over years ago for driving with out a D/L, that copper was bounced out of his District.

5/24/2006 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous 1st and 16th said...

You know what it doesnt matter where you live, this city is shit! N/W or S/W its all the same. Duke is everywhere and if you say they arent then you are kidding yourself. Lets see Edison Park, I like the section 8 animals that live right off of N/W Highway, near The Isle, or S/W how about that Le Clair Court animal walking around. It doesnt matter, get over yourselves you think anyone cares about where we live. You sound like fools arguing over where you hang your hat. Deal with the animal and protect your own.

5/24/2006 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LIVE ON THE SOUTHSIDE. MY HOUSE IS WORTH JUST AS MUCH OR MORE THAN ANY UP ON THE NORTHSIDE. WHATS THE BEEF. OH I FORGOT THE PEOPLE UP NORTH ARE RACIST. U DON'T HAVE TO SAY IT BUT YOUR ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. KEEP MOVING FARTHER AWAY SOON YOU'LL ALL CONSIDERED CHEESE HEADS.

5/24/2006 04:45:00 PM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

Just to add fuel to the fire, abc just aired the "winners" for perfect attendance initiative for CPS. 4 families are being sent on vacations to such locations as: the Dells, the Grand Canyon and get this, LAS VEGAS. WTF. Hey dip dunk Duncan, aren't you always screaming poverty and letting go teachers yet you have the stones to pull this nonsense, on OUR dime! BTW only 37,000 were eligible for the contest. Pretty pathetic. I remember going to sox games for quite a few years for showing up everyday but this takes the cake. Why Vegas???????????

5/24/2006 04:54:00 PM  
Blogger like it or not said...

It isn't just the changing of the rules that leads to less traffic enforcement, many times it is us who just don't want to get out of our car and take the time to write a red light runner becuase "traffic court is bullshit", "it's too hard to get to court", "they make me feel like the criminal", "there's no parking", "I don't get any bonus for writing movers" and on and on.

The reason people are flagrantly flouting the law is because it isn't enforced. It isn't about manpower all the time. We all see lots of cops driving around doing nothing. A little enforcement goes a long way.

Case in point, on the NW side how are the "quality of life" issues?
Not bad right? That's because non-compliance isn't tolerated, as well it shouldn't be. But enforcement begets compliance.

Take the time and write 3 tickets a week. If it is the only violation then it is a mailer, no need to go to court. Traffic compliance will improve. It didn't get bad overnight so don't expect it to get better over night.

However, inaction does not do anything but make the problem worse.

5/24/2006 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous chicago drop said...

traffic enforcement by the members of this depatment has gone down to the point where people commit violations right in front of po's with no fear.

5/24/2006 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 4:45 I forgot there r no racist people on the south side

5/24/2006 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GUNS, GANGS, DRUGS.

Traffic Enforcement.

Which is more important to the current regime?

Want more movers? Make 3 traffic courts in the city. North, South, West. Make it easy for us to get there. Not to mention places to park.

Just my 2 cents

5/24/2006 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blow me 11:14 and all of us who live in the supposed "shithole" you call the south-side!!!!! Only a fuckin turd from the North-side would waste his time cutting down the southside! Do us a favor and stay North, please.

2bedroom 1 bath Georgian needing work in Edison Park--------$400K

3to4 bedroom house, 2to3 bath, not a Georgian, needing no work, move in condition all updated, plenty of parking,large lot, no 1 1/2 drive to anywhere in the city, no liberals , no cubs fans, and certainly no stuck-up turds like you to deal with......$400K.

I'm sure, actually I know its nice up there, but it's pretty nice down here too! Assbag!

5/24/2006 03:52:35 PM

However I live two blocks from Park Ridge and you live two blocks from Alligator Gardens. Priceless

5/24/2006 08:10:00 PM  
Blogger like it or not said...

I apologize. I did not mean to imply that traffic was more important than guns, gangs and drugs. By far, they are more important.

I suppose my thought was just that after making a gun or narcotic arrest, going back to the DOC or where ever, that if you see a blatant violation, write it. It only takes a few minutes.

They will never make more than one traffic court but every "el" goes there so it cannot be that much more of a hassel than going to Bridgeport or Skokie during rush hour.

I do not advocate traffic above all other forms of police work, but it is a simple thing we can do for us and our families to keep them safer.

5/24/2006 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are a bunch of fags. Grow up, you all sound like third graders with my dad's cooler than your dad bullshit. Get over it.

5/24/2006 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go home and get ur shinebox cooler boy

5/24/2006 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5/24/2006 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this episode on Archie Bunker once

5/24/2006 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or was it "All In The Family"

5/24/2006 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...

Northside/Southside, Wahhhhh!!!!

Guess what? No matter what SIDE you live, you never know when and if you ever end up on the flip side of the coin!

Just remember that!

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5/24/2006 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Austin in Traffic CANNOT be trusted!!

5/24/2006 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do you guys work that you have all this time to be making traffic stops?
I love my job and have 7+ years on and work on a beat that’s always in the doc. I am so overloaded with nonsense paperwork it leaves hardly anytime to do any type of real police work. I guess I could call in bull shit traffic stops and hide in the bush's to get a nickel bag arrest, or every time the dispatcher calls me I could say "squad I have 3 on the hood". But that just screws everyone else in my sector because then they get stuck with my job's. Here are some ideas to free up time:
A. Change the format for nonsense paper jobs to something like a small contact card. Just the basics for no offender information paper jobs.
B. No one ever has a license, so instead of dragging their sorry asses into the station for a long drawn out process of a TVB, let the beat car I-bond them right on the street.
C. Get ride of all this nonsense smoke and mirrors DOC humper’s and foot patrol humper’s, etc , etc. The only one who thinks these things are legit are the caps offices
D. Stop with all the dispersal nonsense. Hello BOSSES! Its all made up! When is the last time you heard a car get an RD for this type of arrest? And shame on the guys who think they are doing the bosses a favor by getting these. Now its going to be just like the curfews. You have gang cars down on this shit instead of doing real police work because the boss needs the numbers to be the same as last year.

5/24/2006 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are correct about Austin. He keeps a running list of all the cops he's ever stopped so that he doesn't have to give them a second break.

He also has a list of cops who he doesn't like so that he can write them too.

Just beware.

5/24/2006 11:25:00 PM  
Blogger like it or not said...

It isn't about making time, but traffic is part of our job description. I am sure the ghetto domestic could wait. We all know that it is going to be a collector's item for these mules and serve no legitimate police purpose.

As far as your ideas, I agree with all of them. Especially B. The faster districts have you write your own I-Bonds anyway so why go throught the formality of bringing them to the station...I could not agree with you more

5/24/2006 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing about traffic writing is the fact that judges make class b 6-101's petty offenses (which is what they were, but are not anymore).

Under 5/6-601;
6-101 (no license) is a fucking class B Misd. (up to 180 days in the clink, up to 1500 fine)- shitheels come in- no lawyer, 100 bucks in fine (which they will never pay) and out the god damn door. Which fills their abstract with jbfx's when they get pulled over next week because they never paid the fine in the first place. So they get charged with a 6-303 where, surprise, surprise, they need no lawyer downtown. What a friggin joke

What should happen is seizure of cars and the City should sell them at auction. Not take 100 bucks to send them down to Nashville or wherever the hell they go.

The legislature mandates a 6-303 to be a class A (same as a battery in !st Muni), when you find a judge at Daley Center who actually follows what the law says let me know, cause they will be playing hockey in hell.

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

This is all very interesting. I have a star and bars on my sleeve. Here's what I learned. Anyone from the 11th Ward or named Daley is the enemy. Oh yeah, the exempts are bought and paid for.

5/25/2006 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous alice said...

I would love to do ,ore traffic enforcement, but it isn't worth my job.
I mean, what would happen if I took down a car that I saw blow a stop sign right in front of me, then thre guys got out of the car and came at me?
What If they didn't stop when I ordered them to, and then shouted at them to, and then even resorted to using vulgar language to try to get them to think I really wanted then to stop?
What if I felt I needed to draw a weapon to get them to stop, since nothing I said to them made any difference?
The entire event would be all over the media the next day, and I would be fired the day after that. Fired for being an unprofessional, racist cop.
No sir! No traffic stops for me.
I need my job, and my family does not live where I work, anyway.

5/25/2006 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 5/24 8:10.........You really are a north sider! Alligator gardens is NO WHERE near garfield ridge. Turd! As a matter of fact, no duke till cicero, alllll the way by I55. Sorry but nice try.......Assbag!

5/25/2006 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burton & Austin get a bum rap. The truth is they won't take any shit from someone.

If they stop you and you're a gentlemen, they'll treat you the same. If you give them shit, they'll give it back.

That star in your pocket is not a magic "do whatever the fuck I want, go as fast as I want, blow red lights and be a jagoff if I want" pass, it's a symbol of responsibility. Try living up to it. If you make a mistake and one of those two get you, try being civilized and courteous...you'll get it back in kind.

5/25/2006 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about my geographic error. It is just that it is so hard to tell one shit hole area from another down your way. Please excuse me.

5/25/2006 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous The Real Northside said...

Northside says the southside sucks!

5/25/2006 09:47:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Ignore the above impostor.

5/25/2006 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to do ,ore traffic enforcement, but it isn't worth my job.
I mean, what would happen if I took down a car that I saw blow a stop sign right in front of me, then thre guys got out of the car and came at me?
What If they didn't stop when I ordered them to, and then shouted at them to, and then even resorted to using vulgar language to try to get them to think I really wanted then to stop?
What if I felt I needed to draw a weapon to get them to stop, since nothing I said to them made any difference?
The entire event would be all over the media the next day, and I would be fired the day after that. Fired for being an unprofessional, racist cop.
No sir! No traffic stops for me.
I need my job, and my family does not live where I work, anyway.

5/25/2006 02:54:39 AM

YOU FUCKING PUSSY. Typical useless piece of shit with a badge and a gun. You should be ashamed of yourself for posting that. It's people like you who influence these PPOs to become useless and scared of their own shadows. Constantly bitching, "I don't do this and I don't do that." You are truly pathetic. And we wonder why dude still runs it. And by the way folks, it is possible to do good police work without getting sued.

5/25/2006 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes u can do good police work without getting sued. however being sued is not something u should worry about since the city settles 98% of the time and thats a fact. worry about being suspended based on a cr cause thats money and benefits out of your pocket.

5/25/2006 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5/25/2006 02:09:21 PM,

The poster is not a pussy, however, you obiously don't read the paper and are unaware of curent events. The poster just described the James MEEKS traffic stop made by the sergeant on the southside. The sergeant lost. The superintendent publicly stated the sergeant was wrong and violated department policy. Take your head out of your ass and face reality. Thanks to fifty-one years of the Daley's and the democrats the city, and our job, has been destroyed in the name of political expediencey. Chicago is less than thirty percent white and a good majority of them are soft. Screw them-let them kill themselves.

5/25/2006 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/24/2006 01:57:07 PM

Hey Dumbshit
Look around!!!
We live in Garcia Ridge
But you live in Willville

At least Garcia works, the little vato's have hot bitches, does Will?

5/25/2006 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above referenced serdeant did NOT lose. He never took a day for that episode with reverend nitwit. The driver of the vehicle pled guilty in traffic court for the original traffic stop.

5/26/2006 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no fucking way that i'm paying 500k for a 2 br shithole that needs all kind of work on the Northside. I live in mt.greenwood (talley's corner to be more specific) and I love it. I'm surrounded by coppers and fireman (probably 90% coppers and fireman). This is the best "bang for the buck" in the city. I paid $350k 2 years ago, have a 45x165 lot with huge yard, brick 4bdrms, att garage, 3100 sq ft, the works!. No shitheads, NOT ONE! Every homeowners keeps their home perfect. Nice and quiet. Only problem is that it is difficult to find a home here before it sells quickly "by owner". If you were born and raised on the North side... then maybe you would want to live there to be close to your family and friends.... other wise .. no way... it's way over priced. How can you make $70k /yr with the city and afford to buy small little shit house for 500K. I'M NOT LIVING CHECK TO CHECK. I'M NOT LIVING IN A CRACKERBOX. I want to be able to save for the future and my kids education and go on vacations and enjoy life!! I am drinking as I type so dont mind my spelling. Most North siders don't know much about the South side except for when they get detailed to some shit "Bud billacan Parade" or "Jackie Robinson Parade". The South side is 3 times the size of the North side. Of course their are going to be more shit neighborhoods. Also, I'm a South sider, but I would never live in Bridgeport or Canaryville. Worked in 009 too long to know shit is going downhill real fast in those neighborhoods. Also overpriced with lots of Mex gangbangers moving in and surrounded by guetto projects. Mt. Greenwood is the way to go. Best move I ever made (moved from Garfield Ridge). By the way the Cubs suck monkey balls and the SOX (world champs) RULE!

5/26/2006 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5/26/2006 11:56:42 PM,

You miss the big real estate picture-Location, Location, Location! And your location is a lot closer to Equatorial Africa than the Northwest Side. Thats why people gladly fork over big bucks for NW side cracker boxes.

5/27/2006 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talley's is nice but venture east of Kedzie and it's game on with the animal, who is evrywhere! not talking about the working class black who works hard to afford his home in Beverly/Morgan Park, but the savage who comes from east of there to do his thieving, robbing, etc. as well as the dope, thumping of bass from the cars,begging outside every store, throwing garbage from the windows etc... no thanks, i'll stay north and enjoy the apreciation of my long-term investment.

5/27/2006 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no thanks, i'll stay north and enjoy the apreciation of my long-term investment.

5/27/2006 01:30:21 PM

i guess you are going to tear down Catherine Courts yourself. those are nice neighbors to have, that is only going to get worse. Were do you think cabrini people are being relocated to? not south

5/27/2006 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catherine Courts went condo, sorry, public housing is being moved south, and south suburbs, I live nowhere near the Catherine Courts anyway, you only need to venture east of kedzie to see "dude", enjoy!

5/29/2006 02:57:00 AM  

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