Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Who Needs Cops ...

... when you have cameras? What with cameras already doing traffic enforcement and this new "Concept Vehicle" doing time around the city recovering hot cars, cameras are going to be used as justification for further reducing manpower in the districts. Pretty soon, the whole city will be all specialized units responding to hot spots and DOC areas and illegal immigrant marches and the beat cop will be a thing of the past.

You heard it here first.

Maybe those of us left can "telecommute" by monitoring cameras from our blogs? Where do we sign up?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st bitches, Robocop Style!!!

5/09/2006 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow that I have that 1st thing out of my system on to the topic... They will NEVER get rid of us saps (aka Beat Cops) due to the fact there has to be bottom feeders. You see, if they got rid of us and the shit rolls down hill its gonna hit the connected, ring kissin, got my position legit (for real, why don't you believe me?) boys and girls and this can't happen. We are here to be dumpped on and cameras, computers or, in the future, robots can't take on that task! We are here for good, the lowest of the low but still better than those that begged, borrowed or orally pleasured their way to their spot! Be safe boys and girls, we are all we got!

5/09/2006 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait till a few of those babies get torn up. You know bad shape streets in Chicago and all.

5/09/2006 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Truhlar to rock around, to rock around, to rock around, it's Truhlar...Truhlar, Truhlar
T/S, Z/S

5/10/2006 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:11, Is he still there?

5/10/2006 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R2D2 as the future's blue and white!

5/10/2006 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to see R2D2 on 4200 W. Monroe.
The robot pull's up to a domestic disturbance in progress (Strobing blue light on top of course);
"Motha fucka ain't paid rent, and ain't doin shit, he comes here actin like he owns all!"
The west side resident still talk's to the computer...
"I want his ass locked up!"
The android now listen's to the other parties story;
"Look sir, she know's I'm on parole, she pissed cause I was out late, an think there's another woman, say you know Cronin?"
Android tinker's
"whooop, whooop, enk, enk."
The android then does what we have alway's done; spits out a report, and leaves.
Little did the android know...there was a human inspector waiting down the block.

5/10/2006 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beat cop and pensions a thing of the past!

Pension to be insolvant by 2028. Get ready!

5/10/2006 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Yep, he's still there, won't leave...ever, burns bridges everyday. Has a knack for screwing people that remotely had nothing against him and converting them to hate him.

5/10/2006 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! So hard to get a computer at work with all these midnight guys shopping online. And I wish I saw some of that passion from the cops in 020 when they are on the street.
And because I criticize I must be a dog or have gotten dumped? Good logic flow there. Maybe I am a communist too. Why not? I work hard and expect others to do the same. That's what we get paid for.
I never said that all the people here in 020 are bad or lazy. Maybe paying attention to what was written would help.
Yes there are decent cops in 020. They show up when I call for back-up (and you will continue to). There are some hard working tact guys in 020....mostly from the 2061 team. Each watch has it's good and bad people. Don't be upset when the bad are exposed. But that Sgt on the Gang team is a stroke. Doesn't cut his guys ANY breaks at all and we know that is one of the perks of being tact/gangs.
But let's be serious for a minute and talk about this district...crime is less than anywhere else in the city so it makes for plenty of problems between people.
But does that excuse 2011 afternoons from writing tickets and verbally abusing mothers and grandmothers coming home from work and picking up their kids? Have you ever seen these guys stop anyone other than a white person? Or maybe an illegal immigrant?
Does that excuse a certain 2nd watch female officer from going to her house in the district and drinking during her tour of duty? Does that excuse a certain cowardly midnight cop from not locking up a mope for a gun becuase the paperwork is too confusing?
What about the third watch cop who makes about one arrest a month? I mean, crime is slow here but not that slow.
At least 020 has gotten rid of some of its problems...the drunk to 015, the "rat" to the TRU, do nothings to the A/3/Sat team, a storyteller to the Area 3 Gun Team...and the list goes on and on.
And, DEB, do you think you should say anything? Remember writing an ambulance driver a ticket? Getting dumped from days? Sleeping in your car on midnights? Writing DUI's to people just to get an sad. Or is just that you had some free time to write on this site during your tour because you didn't want to help a copper on the street by doing a search (I saw you refuse to do it when you were asked and then sit at the computer and surf the net). Yeah, you are REAL concerned about other cops. Show us how concerned you are by helping out when asked.
Finally, one apology...hey Tiger. Sorry. You are up to two arrests for burglary in 6 months. And taking on a partner is not likely to help you. It's not your ability, it's becuase you got a spot that others deserve and one you got dumped from before for lack of activity and medical abuse.
But for the rest of you who do work and do it without perks, I am sorry if you were offended.
Failure and poor behavior need to be told to all and if no one else will do it, I will.
By the way, insults are worthless. You don't know where to send them so address the issues, and save your insults for the people you patrol.

Live from 020

5/10/2006 04:08:00 AM  
Blogger CalumetCopper said...

Hey! Sounds like a Southside thing! Check it out:

::VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Three boys, all under the age of 15, are being investigated for a string of bank robberies in the Vancouver area over the past month and half, police said on Monday.

The boys, who range in age from 13 to 14, were arrested on Saturday in connection with two robberies in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey and may be linked to seven hold-ups in the area, police said.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said none of the boys is believed to have a previous criminal record. "They're off to a heck of a start," a police spokesman said.

Two of the boys have been released into their parents' custody, and none can be publicly identified because of their young age.

No weapons were produced in the bank robberies.::


5/10/2006 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the individual from 020. U should come to 019. I'd say 50% of the 3rd watch hasn't made an arrest this year. There r a few working coppers on the watch (who get made fun of because they actually give 2 cents). Alot of times you ride on a IP job and see a beat car going the other way just a block or two from the job. Not my job not my problem is the motto of the majority of the watch. Of course you ED that unit and they don't have an assignment. Never mind a fellow brother or sister in blue may need help.

Some of the tact teams have never met a bustout they wouldn't lockup for DOPW. Heaven forbid if they make more than 1 real arrest a period. Maybe stop a car and search it. That would be to much like work for some of the crybabies!!! Alot of guys and gals trying to work in tact/gangs but some real jokes on a couple of teams.

1st and 2nd watch not nearly as bad. Its all over the city my friend. In slower dists its just worse. Robots would be an upgrade for alot of the so called POs in 019.

5/10/2006 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its funny you mention the camera thing as an excuse to reduce manpower in the districts. that camera van was in 004 on 3rd watch about a weak or two ago. the wc assigned 3 late rapid cars to work with it, recover vehicles, paper whatever. after about two hours they had to pull the three cars off the detail cause it was to busy to have them tied down on that bullshit. in two hours the camera van got nothing. so 004 is two undermanned two support the van which is supposed too lessen needed manpower. city that works!

5/10/2006 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had to follow around the "CONCEPT CAR" last week. What a joke the computer was on the fritz so I did nothing. Thanx for the day off with pay!!!!!!!!!!

5/10/2006 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous contracts pols smilin said...

Just another contract guys and gals, nothin more but money in a well connected pocket. City Politics, loves spendin your money. They borrow sh#t use it fail to return it timely or buy faulty sh#t. Contract is a contract of friendship and does not favor your safety or needs. Leadership and good politics have been dead for years. This is the aftermath. Nice, huh? What did the Mayor learn from Israel, how to build cement walls he already has that down pat. What will he bring back from China? Made in China we all love their crap don't we? What ever happened to MADE IN AMERICA? Just wonderin.

5/10/2006 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need more traffic cameras!!! Catch those off-duty cops running red lights! Welcome to the world of the regular joe!!!

5/10/2006 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous DANGERWILL said...

damn those traffic cameras.. caught me banging regular joes wife!! yah!!!

5/10/2006 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quit crying

5/10/2006 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R2D2 on Monroe was awesome. Like the Cronie reference.

5/10/2006 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:08, Your post is littered with self-righteous nonesense. In the least you have publicly exposed, or "ratted" on other policeman.
Each and every person on this blog, and I'll go on a limb here, including yourself, has done or will do these thing's some time in their career.
Because you are so critical of yor fellow worker's, than why are you working in 020?
Why are you so upset with other's, why do you waste time wondering why other's do what they do?
Sorry, but you sound like a dog that got promoted (this doesn't apply to the majority of sergent's).
I spent a decade in the ghetto, and NEVER would any of us spend time worring or criticizing other cop's.
When I detoxed myself out, I could not, and are still ASTOUNDEd by the way the slower districts look for ways to fuck over other cop's!
You sir are no differn't by what you say here, and have proved yourself no better.
You want the "real police", go there.

5/10/2006 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5/11/2006 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Live from 020, If you would expend as much energy working on your beat as you do gossipping and bullshitting, you'd be a pretty good copper. Quit yer bitchin, and hey let me get ya some cheese to go with your whine!

5/11/2006 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Worked in the ghetto?" Yeah, probably every night until the alarm went off, then reality hit. You are just like the other morons, who think that just because I have an opinion about another cop that I must be a "dog". You logic is without equal. So if I praise other cops then that would mean that I was a "super cop"? Just trying to follow the logic there.

I am in 020 by choice because, believe it or not, there is crime here and, because people don't work here, there is plenty for me to do. DOPW? Never. Reckless Conduct? Hardly.

And I have to say, based on your wonderful skills with the English language, that you probably didn't work in the probably meant to say that you live there.

Cheese to go with my whine? You probably think that is funny or new or unique. Keep thinking that.

I do work hard and put in my time while I am here. But I must educate you that one can be a good cop and expose the ridiculous at the same time. You see, some people are able to do two things at once. Probably not you, but keep trying. You'll get there one day Sparky.

Live in 020

5/11/2006 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LIVE 020,

5/11/2006 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the 020 dist copper, I have several years on this job and I have never seen so many dogs as the ones they have hired over the last 8-yrs..they come on to do nothing and they do nothing. The reason some of us whine is that we have to do the job of 3-cops, because we have to much pride in ourself's not to do the job we were hired to do..i belive that almost every comment coming will be from a do nothing dog..but that is my opinion...I/F forever..

5/11/2006 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:00, Sorry son no matter hard you work in 020, I will have surpassed you for your entire career under any stat. Take heed son; you keep calling folk's out, you're gonna have a LONG lonely career.
sorry you can't make that tact team.
Again take my word. Quiet down, or your going to answer to your own beefs.

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

Hey "pop", I think that you are most likely overstating your case. You work downtown and just take whatever stats you want? I seiously doubt you surpass me in any category apart from hours at work.

When did it become a crime to vent about fellow cops? Usually the only people who don't have anything to say are not the working police. Usually they are the do-nothings that accept laziness and incomptence because it makes them feel better about their own laziness. Don't want to expose you own weaknesses.

Looking around this district I see a lot of cops who show up and work everyday for the full 8 hours and have something to show at the end of the night. But by the same token, there are some really foul cops and if I chose to vent about them you can either read my post or pass over it. This is a free country and you can do as you chose.

Sorry I couldn't make the tact team? OW! That hurts. What a cut down. How can I survive such a rapier wit like yours?

What makes you think that I am not on the tact team?

But since you had so much advice for me let me give you some: It's called punctuation and capitalization and syntax. Apart from this "pop", why don't you keep your advice to yourself. Have a great day!

Live in 020

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

Anonymous said...
LIVE 020,

5/11/2006 07:18:32 AM

Someone's got to be the king.

Once again, if you would learn how to read, you would plainly see that I did not the call the district a "do nothing" district. I was very specific in my comments.

So until your reading comprehension levels rise, you might be better just having someone read for you. Maybe they will be able to understand because you cannot.

Live in 020

PS No need to YELL to make your point

5/12/2006 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Live from 020. WOW, You do non narcotic felony arrests? Is that to be considered the holding the offender calls at the local grocery store, driving on a suspended license or the upgraded domestic? You by far should be the Officer of the Month for your outstanding contributions to the department and your district. Parkers, Movers and DUI's, "Oh My"! Your the Lion, Tinman and Scarecrow, all rolled into one. You should bid for a faster district, so that you may serve yourself and your peers that love you so. Better yet, you should go to the Tact team. Perhaps, the one you mentioned, if your such the working police that you write you are or take over that burglary car you seem to deserve so much or the desk you can't bid for because you have shit for time on the job. Tell us more about you and how hard you work.

I'm captivated by your stories and your honor. You, by far have shed light on your district and must be the only hard working female in the department. You do what your paid to do and you don't get any thing extra, you poor soul. But, your infallible. You don't give anyone else credit from your district, all you've done is talk about how good you are, except the Tact team you worship.
God bless you Live from 020 for setting the stories straight about yourself, stroke!

5/15/2006 10:37:00 AM  

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