Thursday, June 29, 2006

Compared to Last Year?

Anyone have the homicide numbers? We've got to be neck and neck, right? Because we can't be below last years numbers, can we?

A "two-fer" on the southside.


Blogger CalumetCopper said...

The more the get killed, the more they come back... I swear its like cockroaches. Napalm anyone?

6/29/2006 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your so worried about the murder rate GO kill yourself potlicker !!

6/29/2006 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Numbers this year will surge after riots this summer on the west side.

Phil will have egg on his face and stains on his pants. He will probably be asked to step aside by the mayor for failing to secure the city.

Hiring will not keep up with retirements after riots start.

Medical use will triple when the trouble comes. All the kings men and all the kings horses won't be able to stop the disturbances once it starts.

Sad but true!

6/29/2006 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What riots....the Citizens are sheep.

6/29/2006 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vicinity 63rd/Central, several gunshots, possible gangbangers

6/29/2006 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jurors from Sorich trial just odered White Castle....

6/29/2006 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what riot? Some 4 year wonder making predictions again. This summer on the West side is just like last summer. If you are afraid QUIT! StarBuck's need a few good guys.

6/29/2006 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The New York Times is reporting tonight that NYC's numbers are up 9 or 10% over last year.

And you want to see something truly f***ed up, look at the numbers for the cities that took the most Katrina "victims". Numbers are up in cities all over the Southeast through to Texas.

Meantime, Bratton in LA is doing juuuuuuusst fine, thank you very much. That guy is worth his weight in gold.

6/29/2006 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the ONLY reason numbers are down is that there are more paramedics keeping asshole alive. Advanced life support = lower homocide totals. someone told the mayor(king) this and see what happens. more assholes with 16 bullets in them living

6/29/2006 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 DOA & 1 on life support . . . . . DOA had 20 rocks in his booty. I guess they met my little friend.

6/29/2006 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:
I can clearly remember the 10-4 unit driving past me laughing while I was conducting an investigatory street stop on members of the Black "P" Stone gang. All I was thinking as they went by was "Thanks for nothing fellas." SNAFU...Do I hold any animosity towards the men? No. If there is one thing my father always stressed to me it was that "Life is not fair."
CPD is made up of people from all walks of life. As in the military, you have your lazy and unmotivated as well as your spirited and driven. CPD likes to use the terms real police and dogs. In the end though, the one common goal we are all striving for is to retire with a pension and a good bill of health. That's pretty simple.
There are basically two other goals for every police officer in Chicago to strive for. First: Ensuring that the officer returns home from the tour of duty the same way he or she entered roll call. Secondly: Preserving the stability of the police family. We should watch over our coworkers and their families. We encounter so much adversity while performing the scope of our activities and we shouldn't feel the need to attack each other. Furthermore, police officers should know that there are people who care for their well-being. We should help a fellow cop and be approachable in times of misery.
Coalition forces are made up of ALL services to include foreign personnel. In combat, the key to survival is team work. Those of us who served overseas in war do not feel like we are better or that we are entitled to promotions or specialized units as a few of you have suggested. We all had a specialty and we contributed. All gave some and some gave all.
'Back up' is essential to the police officer. There are no John Waynes or for that matter lone wolves like John Rambo in the streets. The characters in Hollywood action movies are for entertainment, but the reality of the matter is we must work as a cohesive unit-a team-in order to survive. Remember, at the completion of the movie the actor goes home unscathed. Why am I writing this you ask?
Well, after reading the "Loss In The Clutter" blog I felt the need to submit a response. SCC, however, disabled further statements to the thread, so here we are.
I am honored to work in 009. I believe it is a great distict and I thoroughly enjoy serving with my fellow police officers and supervisors. Many have asked me why I choose to stay in 009? Simply put, while I was 9600ft in the mountains of Afghanistan fighting terrorism, it was my fellow 009 personnel who sent me letters, care packages and showed their undying support.These memories are refreshing and make it easy to disregard the vicious attacks of a few self-serving individuals on the blog site. I am truly honored and privileged to work in this fine district.
In my 16yrs plus of being in the Army, I have encountered people who have impacted my life in one way or another. Some were good and others were--let's just say needing some improvement. However, like 009 we formed a bond of loyalty and friendship. At times it would seem like we were a dysfunctional family, but overall, the experiences and feelings shared were satisfactory. All I am saying is as long as I am able to stay healthy and of sound mind I intend to make the streets in Chicago a little safer. I intend to motivate younger police officers and teach them to strive for their goals in CPD. I intend to add to the amazing Chicago police legacy that my father and grandfather created years ago.
Lastly, the officers who chose not to back me up did not live up to the oath that they took to becoming a law enforcement officer, but that is their decision. Everything turned out well. No harm-no foul.
Thank you to ALL the officers present and retired who care for my well being--you know who you are. Remember if you're ever in 009, I've got your six.
Be safe and take care of one another.
Support Our Troops!!!

"Purple Shades" of 009

6/29/2006 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you Purple Shades! I got your back!

6/29/2006 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Class act 02:50...009 don't sound that bad afterall.

6/29/2006 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! purple shades of 009 said it best...thanks for serving--got your back in 007

6/29/2006 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 "dead" in 006 2-nite. Those were some BIG ASS holes in the bricks from that .45! Damn! Oh yeah, the one dude had a 20pack of rocks in his ass, f'n priceless. (recovered by hospital personell of course) That's our contribution to the homicide rate for now. More to come.....and to think it still is gonna get even warmer out there. Gonna be one hellava summer on the south-side! :)
be safe everyone.

6/29/2006 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from one military vet to another--you ARE welcome anytime in 025
semper fidelis

6/29/2006 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot believe all the hatred was directed at purple shades? He seems to be a guy who understands what it means to be police in Chicago. I'd be his partner anytime. Got your back!

6/29/2006 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous 007 said...

Purple, thank you. You sound like a great guy. Stay safe

6/29/2006 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You ARE the man!!!

6/29/2006 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray for Purple Shades!!

6/29/2006 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God has blessed you. Purple Shades. Pass it along. And don't quit wearing those shades so we all will know who you are.

6/29/2006 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicely worded, Mr. Shades. I wish all of us could have that same mentality and attitude.

6/29/2006 09:02:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

2:50 AM (aka "Purple Shades")

You be "da REAL PO-leese", Office!

Your attackers that just drove right by sound like jealous pussies. Fuck 'em! The irony is that you'd probably be among the first guys to back up their sorry asses.

Maybe you should save the shades for sunny days only...just a thought.


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

I'm with ya, purple shades. Good points and well written. The worst part is that only true Police with the Integrity of POLICE will respect it and move on. The Bastards that don't know what it is are not worth the effort. A real Policeman never bad raps another in a public forum. what problems or animosity held, is addressed face to face and spoken about no more. Cowardice and backstabbing is replacing valiance and brotherhood. Thats the worst that could happen, but we watch and wait and see the degression. No one does anything about it. We sit there and do not intervene with the bacteria that is eating the blueshirts alive. I am not innocent either. I watch in disgust as the future of our department becomes less and less prosperous.
Every promoted PO is a sukhole asskissing jagoff, right? WRONG!!
Everyone in 016 is a dogass .right?? WRONG!!
Everyone in 009 is a political hack. right?? WRONG!!




6/29/2006 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/29/2006 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kid has a heart of gold like his old man. we should all be so lucky.

6/29/2006 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you ever think that he may have to wear these glasses because of a medical reason?

6/29/2006 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man shades, you're awesome.... I saw you at roll-call and you looked a little pissed about the posts. I am glad you were able to shake it off. You are a real class act, and you know that you will always get the back up you need in 009. Keep them contact cards coming and I'll tell Little Paulina you said hi.... Keep it up.

6/29/2006 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: 11:21

you are an idiot. I'd like to see your seniority date.

6/29/2006 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been away from patrol for some years, until a recent promotion brought me back to the district where I started many many years ago. I was shocked to see the that the ratio of dogass to hard working police has increased so much in the few intervening years. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to see that those who are not absolute dogasses are in fact either exceptionally principled young officers or dedicated, honorable veterans who have kept the faith for so many years. On or off duty, I have your back.

To "Purple Shades"

Thank you for protecting me and my family, both abroad and here in Chicago.

6/29/2006 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Said "purple shades". I'm glad you were ok.
I was starting to worry that the majority of posters were creeps like the cowards that drove by you. It's a shame that so many (supposed) POs are sniping at each other. Guess that's easy to do as anonymous.
The response to your post shows that there are alot of great Officers out there ( excepting lil pieces of crap like - 6/29/2006 11:21:24 AM -sheesh some idiots just never get it! I think what you wrote will/would make your old man proud!!! Stay safe.

6/29/2006 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Yea I going to bust my ass for these ass**** citizens of chicago. I need more Lawsuits and Cr numbers. There is a need for me to make these Q superiors proud, so they can claim credit for all the good work they do. Thank god they were able to find there way to work and give me guidance and solid advise, for without them I'd be nothing.They tell me everyday how they worked hard to accomplish their rank not to mention they of the Minority Race. How much backing do your Bosses give you when a minority screams race, even though you did nothing wrong? For 28 years I busted my ass, but not anymore. My 2 rules is make sure no brother in blue gets hurt and my partner and I go home safe, everything else is mute. If I'm a dog ass so be it, but been there and done it. Sticks and Stones may break my Bones but names will never hurt me.Being a good cop never got me any promotion just alot of bullshit.

6/29/2006 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey purple shade; i will come and back you even if i am off duty..016th ..and will someone please try and find out who drove by purple shade that sure they went to work and told eveyone..let call them pussies on the carpet....

6/29/2006 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey purple shade; i will come and back you even if i am off duty..016th ..and will someone please try and find out who drove by purple shade that sure they went to work and told eveyone..let call them pussies on the carpet....

6/29/2006 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To "Purple Shades",
I have no idea who you are. One thing for sure is that if I am ever in 009 I would take the time out to meet a fine officer like yourself anfd thank you for serving our country. I read your response --man, I have never heard such eloquent response from a street officer, especially one that is being bashed unfairly.

Imagine if even half the officers have the sense of duty and professionalism that you have. In addition, many are ridiculed on this blog--but I have never really seen responses in their defense, not like the responses that the officers that know and have your back!! Like my drill sergeant use to tell us-- "Drive on soldier!"
As far as the officers that "just drove by" that makes me sick to my stomach. There are officers that I dislike in my district, but I always stopped by to back them up. Some just don't get it, no sense of team .
I have seven years on and still have the motivation that I had as a young N.C.O. I never complain. I am out here doing my job , busting my butt. The dog asses will always something to say, but i don't mind them. I care about what my partner thinks, vice versa.
Do what you have to do out there, as you can see you have earned people's respect. Those that know you and those that don't. Whoaah!

6/29/2006 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy CANNOT possibly be a cop! Guys that "work" the ghetto don't act or talk like this! We are being bullshited by a guy claiming to be from 009. I been there and NEVER met any coppers like this!
REAL POLICE in the ghetto and war would be beating ass and takin' fuckin' names--not saying "No harm and no foul."
Ain't NO way this is a ghetto cop!!! Hey, house mouse go back to the wall you crawled out of!!! Leave the motherfucking streets to the REAL GHETTO POLICE!!!!!!!!!!

6/29/2006 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

consider this an extension of good will from a ghetto cop in Fillmore.
You're unreal Purple--class act!

6/29/2006 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plain and simple Purple Shades, U Da Man!!!!!!!!!! God has certainly blessed you. U bleed Blue!!!!

6/29/2006 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for serving brudder. Sorry--poking fun.

6/29/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My 2 rules is make sure no brother in blue gets hurt and my partner and I go home safe, everything else is mute.

Very good rules, however, if everything else is actually mute then you are deaf.

6/29/2006 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets out the 10-4 unit that drove by purlple shades of 009 and laughed! If you know who they are put them on this thread! Got your back purple shades!!!

6/29/2006 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/29/2006 01:18:53 PM

I don't know if YOU are the REAL GHETTO POLICE, but you just proved yourself to be a REAL BIG MORON!!!!!!!!!

6/29/2006 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:18:53, go fuck yourself, I don't know Purple Shades, but I do know his old man. Kid, I am sure your Dad is proud of you, as you sound just like him, if you are 1/2 as good as him, I know you are one hell of a REAL police officer. Tell him one of his old partners from 6 tac sez' hey! Hopefully, I will see him at the Legion on the Marine Corp. birthday again!! Got your back, too!

6/29/2006 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/29/2006 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Purple...well said! Be safe!

6/29/2006 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P-Shades daddy,

Thanks for serving!

Stay safe.

6/29/2006 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add MY kudos to the real police in 009!
Well written. The [other] REAL police, like yourself, know the 'true' meaning of the term...
Thanks for your service.

6/29/2006 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P-Shades, i work in 009 with you but have not yet had the honor of working with you yet. I just want you to know that you are very well respected in the district and are very well liked. I love seeing you in roll call b/c you are what a policeman should be. Never complains, no matter what car/partner they put him with, and just goes out and does his job. Believe me that the only people that were jabbing at you on here were people that don't know you. They just like trying to stir the pot. I hope i do have the honor of riding with you some day and i'll always have your back on the street. 009,3rd.

6/29/2006 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

purple shades... great response. You are a class act and a great copper. Any unit would be lucky to have you and 009 sure is better for having you there.

6/29/2006 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quick purple shades story. when i got sent to 009 midnights i was brand new and knew nobody. Back then, midnights was extrememly clicky and even though i would say hello to everyone, they would not say hello back.. no joke. They thought they were that cool. There were a couple exceptions, and purple shades was one. He always said hello and told me if there was anything he could do just ask. He reassured me that things get better and made me feel a little more comfortable on a very stand off-ish watch. I never really thanked him for that, but i never forgot. That's the kind of person he his. Extrememly nice and outgoing and helpful. I'm sure i'm not the only one that he helped out, and won't be the last, but he should know that i/we appreciate having him in 009. Thanks you purple shades.

6/29/2006 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love purple. DEEP Purple.

get me some of those shades. make that 2. monkey looks good in purple.

6/29/2006 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 6/29/2006 01:18:53 PM

You are either one of the biggest pussies on the job or a Troll. I'd bet its troll.

6/29/2006 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

purple, although i cannot agree with you doing a stop on 6 gang bangers 99--i will say you show an intestinal fortitude most only hear about. you are the real deal and your father is most certainly proud of his son. wish i worked in 009 just so one day i could say "i rode with purple shades."
thanks for serving too

6/30/2006 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard work never got anyone a promotion. Is there anyone still on this job with even 3 weeks in the academy who thinks that hard work will get you promoted or rewarded. Did Matt Tobias tell you that? Did Phill Cline tell you that? Who is talking to these kids?

6/30/2006 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Purple shades:
By now the gutless cops that left you are feeling pretty worthless! No doubt they are checking up on their blogs...only to find support and much love to 009's favorite son. Great attitude and commitment. Like some others have said already "you are blessed."
Say hi to pops for me!

6/30/2006 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the "oldtime" coppers I work with (relics) told me (ancient) I had to check out this Purple shades thread out. Not bad kid-not bad at all. You really made a lasting impression many won't soon forget. Stay safe kid.

6/30/2006 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding me why I became a cop. You definitely have the so called driven edge. You'll go far kiddo!
God bless you and your's purple shades.

6/30/2006 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Purple Shades,
The fact that you returned from the war and back to your district with such a positive mental attitude and a devotion to duty speaks highly of your character. You truly are a leader and you lead by example-from the front.
Welcome Home soldier. Time to reap what you sow...Honor.

6/30/2006 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

purple shades, i really hope you took the sergeant's test, b/c you are the type of person we need leading the troops in blue here back home and i hope you did well. You deserve it. I know you personally and would follow your lead into any shit storm knowing that with you at the helm i'd come out safe. If only the this job was legit...

6/30/2006 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Purple Shades,

As a retired sgt. who once worked with your father, I have to say that I can definitely tell that you're his son and I can see how proud you must make him. You sound to be as good of an officer as he was.

Please keep up the good work, ignore the goofs, and thank you for your service, both on this department and in the military.

Semper Fi!

6/30/2006 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Purple Shades....more than showing what it means to be a police have reminded me what it means to be a real man....thank you for that.......God bless you and stay safe....

6/30/2006 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pirple Shades,
There's been a lot of bad blood between the districts for quite awhile. Always hearing about how 011 is toughest and 016 is weakest. So on...You put it all in perspective out there and in the end all that matters is we are a police family. ALL of us, you know, like you mentioned in coalition forces at war. We are at war out there with the criminal element.Thanks for being who youare. Kudos to serving our country man.

6/30/2006 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job kid! Getting my enthusiasm for the job again. Now let's you and I show this dept what we're really made of! We're home baby!!!
Iraq vet

6/30/2006 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad p-shades is in 009 and not anything but a blue shirt. If he were tac or a white shirt, we'd lose the leader quality for sure. Stay blue always purple!!!! We'll follow!!!!!

6/30/2006 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1046:50 Feel ya, but no need to worry. purple ain't got a phone call for upstairs. guys like purple shades have integrity. won't turn on you b/c of rank neither. only loss...he'd leave 009!!!!!!!

6/30/2006 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm being the jaded copper that I am what if that wasn't the real "purple shades"? If it was him would he not use his real name to show it was? What if all these "kudos" to the poster are for nothing and it is not the real guy? Just alot of what ifs??????

6/30/2006 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Curious what Army reserve unit or National Guard unit served in Afghanistan?

6/30/2006 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

76th INF BDE(SEP), Indianapolis,IN
Task Force Phoenix 3.0 (2004-2005)

Rest In Peace Brothers...

LTC McMAHON- 3/4 CAV 25th ID, Schofield Barracks, HI
"Support Our Troops"

6/30/2006 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no longer jaded...thanks purple

6/30/2006 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bunch of hand jobs.

6/30/2006 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm being the jaded copper that I am what if that wasn't the real "purple shades"?

Oh gee, then we were fooled. A fate too awful to accept.

6/30/2006 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing against the college boys/girls they're recuiting on this job,but the people the department should be targeting for recruitment are VETERANS.These are the young people of this generation who understand the words duty,honor,and sacrifice.These are people who know what it means to be part of a team and what the concept of teamwork means.I see so many of these kids on the job with this "ME" attitude (So selfish.)A person who has served their country understand what it means to take care of a "buddy." and that you leave no soldier,marine,sailor,or airman behind.Purple shades,we need more like you!! From a former 11B.

7/01/2006 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

purple shades definitely works in 009 and he is a real copper. i'm glad he's on my watch, 3rd, too. thanks for being here.

7/01/2006 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

po tully--aka "purple shades" is a hack! he don't do anything different from the rest of us009! big deal he's an army war vet too. big fat hairy nutsack deal! i'm ired of people askin' if i know him. go back to iraq you asshat!!
yeah i'm calling u out shades!!!!!!!!!!

7/01/2006 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As another former 11B10, I agree with 07;25. Formal education has a relative value. Teamwork, continuity, and common goals are needed to achieve success. Ego control is vital. Give the veteran preference for employment. If they learned to close with the enemy by means of fire and maneuver and capture or destroy him, that's good enough for me.

7/01/2006 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh gee" Please tell me that we do not have coppers on this job that really talk like this.

7/01/2006 07:12:00 PM  

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