Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Another Cop Doing Their Job

  • Police have reports of two people shot, Wentworth District Lt. Joseph Berry said, but he could not provide additional information.

    Apparently, a police officer witnessed the shooting, then chased down and apprehended one of the two suspects involved and the weapon, Langford said.

Too bad we don't get more coverage of stories like these. We're sure it happens a lot more than anyone hears about. The 24 Hour Report doesn't give the boys and girls enough credit for going out there and just doing the job day in and day out. Stories like these are overshadowed by headlines about cowardice or crooked cops getting swept up in narcotics operations. But then, "Dog Bites Man" stories never sell as many papers or commercials as "Man Bites Dog."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh, there's my 4500-B-Boy. I hope that guys is as much a leader in 002 as he was in Public Housing North. One of the old time favorites.

And atta-boy to the copper for a great job and great display of courage.

6/28/2006 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wat to go office lay it down.

6/28/2006 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Joe Berry..welcome back..from one of the old gang crime officer..

6/28/2006 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Joe Berry is a class act. Good to see his name again.

6/28/2006 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Joe retired?? Is that the "real 4500B"?? If it is...he is the "REAL POLICE" and he comes out of nowhere to help a copper!!! He truely is Old School if that is the original Joe Berry....I remember chasing a hot car in 011 one night and all of a sudden I see this unmarked car with lights everywhere comming right at me and he joined in the chase...we ended up catching the bad guy and thanks to Joe...for the help

6/28/2006 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey I'm first
from NEW YORK THAT IS good job glad to hear no good guys were hurt,keep up the good work

6/28/2006 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job!

6/28/2006 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous 005th District cutie blonde said...

I wish another cop would do their job.....ON ME. What I mean is I wish the AREA 2 GUN TEAM would DO ME. Oh, how I lust after those AREA 2 GUN TEAM GUYS. They make me so WET. The other cops are going to be calling me LAKE BLONDIE.

6/28/2006 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets list the best and worst bosses in the each district starting with the 1st District:

6/28/2006 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you want it. you start it.

6/28/2006 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Joe was back. He's good people. I worked with Joe in 011 and he is a class act. The man has his quirks but name me one PO that doesn't.

Welcome back Joe.

6/28/2006 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright, sorry to go off topic but here goes...The question is: Would you be willing to have our pension swtiched to a 401k plan with a reduced City contribution in exchange for a cancellation of residency requirement? SCC maybe this would be a good thread to start?

6/28/2006 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic...

There is an interesting show about
the NYPD, and their anti/counter terrorism unit.

I'm sure CPD can match this.

"New York's Secret War"

Next showings:

Court TV network

Sunday, 02 July, 10:00pm
Monday, 03 July, 2:00am

6/28/2006 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhh no, Why would I give up pension benefits to be able to move. There is no perfect place to live in a radius that I would consider commuting from. Have you seen property taxes in some of these burbs. Although, you save money on sending your kids to public school. If the majority of the membership want it then FOP should negotiate for it. However, I would not give anything up for this. Frankly, I am a little tired of hearing people bitch about residency. I liken it to people who live near OI'hare and bitch about plane noise or idiots in Lincoln park who call 911 about loud parties. Residency was a term of employment---for better or worse. If you don't like living here quit the job

6/28/2006 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about we list the biggest and dumbest goofs posting on this blog. We can identify them by topic, time of post, or other identifiers, such as, inability to communicate in any known language.

Does this have to be posted three times?

6/28/2006 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
almost word for word the same as the story on court tv i saw it and read it .

6/28/2006 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/28/2006 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the return of people, who were force to leave because of sexual indiscretions with a minor....and they appauld his return. the police sure have a double standard.

6/28/2006 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quirks? Those quirks would have put you, or I, in the penitentery. Guess you're Irish. Double standards for the connected trumps decencyor rule of law, right? They didn't name a lakeside park after one of my family members so I guess I better behave.

6/28/2006 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say keep the residency rule and give the cops who "have to live in the city" a decrease in their property taxes, or minimal % increase each assessment year. Actually, I'm in favor of the residency because if they lift it all areas of the city will turn to sh**. Properties will be worth nothing. You can't tell me those who don't work for the city and live in the city are happy that we have to....we are keeping the neighborhoods safe and decent just by living in them. If the cops and firefighters leave the 8th and 16th districts, you can be sure that soon all of those districts will soon be ghetto. You knew the rules when you joined this department.

6/28/2006 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dynamics of the city have changed. It is being reclaimed and rehabilitated from the core outwards. Near North, Near West, and Near South have all undergone a metamorphosis changing from the decay of thirty years ago to the desired neighborhoods they are today. The reclamation is continuing towards the city limits. The southwest and the northwest sides are the next to fall. The inner city is now a coveted living area. The future appears to be a smaller, richer city surrounded by poorer suburbs. The future is in the city.

6/28/2006 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you work for the city's advertising department, you jagoff?

6/28/2006 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quirks? Those quirks would have put you, or I, in the penitentery. Guess you're Irish. Double standards for the connected trumps decencyor rule of law, right? They didn't name a lakeside park after one of my family members so I guess I better behave.

6/28/2006 05:27:50 PM

By Quirks I meant he had an eye for the ladies that led him sometimes. I don't know of anything that would have been as bad as you say.
What I know of Joe, I liked.
I don;t think much of you tho, posting a shot at me cuz I'm Irish. Jealousy doesn;t come off well here. Good luck with that inferiority complex.

6/28/2006 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Future is in the city? Feel bad for your wife and kids, dads a softball. The city is less than thirty-one percent white and a good percentage of them are assholes. Trends show continued white flight out of Chicago. Can't wait to hear what kind of good time your kids will have at Shequilas birthday party next door! Maybe they can tell me about it at the VSI.

6/28/2006 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only know Joe from work. The guys was one of three bosses (Lieutenant or above) who would consistently take jobs in and work the streets on busy nights (when they did not have to).

Everybody has personality quirks. I smoke, unfortunately. If whatever he does did not harm others (which I hope it didn't), than whatever.

He is still one of my models for how "leaders" on this department should actually LEAD. Y'all know, by example and all that.

6/28/2006 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Naturally, your knee jerk reaction to an opinion that is contrary to yours is predictable and wrong. Check the 2000 census for a demographic breakdown of the city and then make your opinion. If reading is too difficult, take a ride on the City's dime and see what's happening at the former sites of Henry Horner, Rockwell-Maplewood Gardens, ABLA Homes, Stateway Gardens, Robert Taylor Homes,Cabrine-Green, etc. Think, then react.

6/28/2006 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About listing the best and worst bosses from each district, LET'S NOT.

If you are the so called "REAL POLICE" then you will have to learn to live with and work for all kinds of bosses on this job.
If you can't do that you might as well quit.

There has always been good and bad bosses on this job. Learn to recognize them, deal with it and when you get promoted someday learn from the good ones and the bad ones of what to do and not to do.

6/29/2006 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If all the exempts were like him this would be one HELL of a place to work.

That man would show up on jobs on 1st watch, outta the blue, and I was happy to see him.

4500B....a class act, gentleman, a policemans policeman. When he retires I will be there and toasting that man, and to shake his hand.

6/29/2006 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you give him a blow job too!

6/29/2006 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If all the exempts were like him this would be one HELL of a place to work.

That man would show up on jobs on 1st watch, outta the blue, and I was happy to see him.

4500B....a class act, gentleman, a policemans policeman. When he retires I will be there and toasting that man, and to shake his hand

He already retired and recently returned and was reinstated to his pre-retirement rank of Lieutenant. Jos is definetely a gentleman and a grat guy to work for, definetely has a thing for the ladies, for which he has been jammed up more than once but who hasn't on this job with all this swet copper putnanny running around..mmmm mmm

6/29/2006 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason I asked the residency question is that I wanted to see some of your reactions. I have worked the West Side for 15 years. Everyone says look at how it is changing. Well, they started building about five years ago and there is really little change. The Rockwell savages are not gone...they just moved to vacant apartments in the District. Just because you build homes doesn't mean they are going to move away. Note, a percentage of the new housing at Rockwell is earmarked for former residents. Furthermore, many Rockwellians moved across the street into the shitbag apartments so that crime will now be reported on 012's numbers. Look, this city blows right now. Maybe it will change in twenty years but I will be f'ing retired by then. If I could move out now, for the sake of my children I would.

6/29/2006 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time is the key ingredient. As an example look at the Halsted-Armitage area. In the late sixties and the early seventies it was a disaster and the home of a gang known as the Young Lords. There were frequent battles with the police over a piece of territory on the northeast corner of Halsted and Armitage dubbed the “Peoples’ Park.” The point is that the Lincoln Park area had bottomed and the reclamation forced areas farther north, west, and south to deteriorate while Lincoln Park eventually became the domain of the well-to-do. Why stay on the doomed edges of the city that are going nowhere but down instead of moving to an area on the rise? Naturally, this won’t occur overnight, but the directions of the neighborhoods are unmistakable. Don’t be the last one out.

6/29/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with 2:52. Great example is the near south side too.

120 years ago 18th and Prairie was the wealthiest street in the city. The entire current village of Kenilworth was the summer retreat for one of the families on 18th and Prairie.

Then came the Levee a bit to the west and southwest. Next thing ya know, its Capone and company running rough over everything.

60 or even 70 years of blight and downfall from 1920 to 1990 til there was almost nothing left except occasonal flophouses between Roosevelt and Cullerton.

Now? 7000 people in 5 years.

6/29/2006 03:10:00 PM  

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