Tuesday, July 25, 2006

"Darwinism" in Action

One would hope they manage to kill themselves before they manage to pass their stupidity on to a future generation:
  • Lou was going 168 mph on his Kawasaki 1000 motorcycle last year when he noticed the flashing lights of a State Police car behind him on the Bishop Ford Freeway.

    Figuring he'd be hit with hefty fines if he pulled over, Lou, a 33-year-old Englewood resident who asked that his full name not be used, took off instead.

    "[The trooper] hit his lights, and I was gone," he said. "I never looked back because I knew I had him."

Not that we would ever pretend to hit the lights and sirens to encourage bikers to flee at a high rate of speed in the hopes that they'll wreck somewhere down the road, but wouldn't it be humorous if we did? And if troopers did? Because the minute you decline to enforce certain laws, there are people who will take advantage of the situation EXACTLY as described above and the only justice they'll probably ever face is running into a bridge abutment at some point.

27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darwin lives on the west side.

7/24/2006 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger Sabian said...

First! faster than a speeding fool!

Let'see......fine or my life?

$$$$$$ or food, job, sex, watching my kids grow up, breathe deep breaths, have people lie and cuss me out daily, leer at me, me smiling and saying hello to the Animal as I say to myself "please become a fatality at your own hand"?.... I'll take the latter. But, then again....I have a brain and I am not a criminal thinker.

7/24/2006 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Sabian, west side Darwin gotcha

7/24/2006 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger Sabian said...

I stand corrected. Not first. I blinked.

Darwin does live on the west side. Next door to the Neanderthan Man.

But, if you wanna see the true evolution of stupidity.....Look where they dispense the Invisible Kool Aid.


How many times have we heard this one: "I ran from the polices cuz I was skerrrrrd. You know day always tryin to hook ya up."

7/24/2006 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger Sabian said...

He got me cause he was on his crotch rocket.

7/24/2006 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well... he didn't run from me! I am one of "them" (ie. Trooper). I have run down many bikes. I catch them in 2 situations. 1- Traffic slows them up. 2- They can't really ride a bike. Yes, a few did get away, but I DO hit my lights and at least try. And I DO hope they wreck!

And it's not the car, it's the driver! 126mph once every night.

7/24/2006 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger Sabian said...

Oh......and for our media friends on the blog. Chime in. Participate!

Tell us how they (the fleeing offenders) would be victims and how it would be the coppers fault for viewing a traffic offense and trying to enforce a traffic law and make the roadways safer for the offender and RESPONSIBLE motorists.

Tell us how it was someone just getting their life back together and how they were forced to abandon their responsible effort because the police decided to stop them and hold them accountable for their irresponsible behavior. So it was the officer's fault.

Interview Mama and a toofless neighbor and show the 8th grade graduation picture and quote their accusations as a prelude to their suing. "So, he was driving a little fast. The poe-leece scared him with those lights and siren. They shoulda knows better. They didn't have to do this to mah baby. (sob)" C'mon, tell us......You know you wanna.

7/24/2006 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares? let the morons kill themselves.

7/25/2006 04:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch for Alderman Burt Natarus again try to ban motorcycles from Lake Shore Drive and the Gold Coast.

7/25/2006 06:08:00 AM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

No traffic pursuits! If we don't chase them, they don't have to flee, endangering bystander's lives! Using the same logic, if the act for which we chase them wasn't illegal in the first place, we wouldn't have to attempt to stop them at all! Therefore, make everything "legal." If there were NO LAWS we wouldn't have to enforce anything and thus put the poor cocksuckers and innocent bystanders in jeapordy. The city has spoken: All crimes are non-Crimes if observed by an officer while in his squad car! Make sure you do your killing in full view a cop while you're in your car and all should be well.
Anyone ever wonder, when you're pursuit is terminated, what the fuckers did after? How many rapes, shootings, robberies, murders? Be nice to find out but...Oh yeah, we can't cuz, since we were ordered to terminate, we'll never know who they are. Probably nothing. People who flee from the police are usually model citizens. When some Aldermansuzes' kid gets shot and the car escapes, then this bullshit policy will change.

7/25/2006 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only have I hit the lights and sirens in attempts to stop speeding motorcyclists, I am a motorcyclist myself. It sickens me to see one of my hobbies ruined by these empty headed idiots that tear down the road and weave in and out of traffic causing huge problems and occasional wrecks. It gives everyone on a bike a bad rap.

Oh, and for all you aldermen and press hounds who read the blog - No, we can't get their license number and find them later, they always seem to get "accidently" bent up so you can't read them from the squad car....

7/25/2006 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger richardaustin151 said...

I see the cycles on Lake Shore Drive everynight. I have picked them up on radar at up to 150mph. I just watch them go buy. You cannot catch a cyclist with a car, so why bother. Why risk yourself and others in a frivolous pursuit. They won't stop and if you get into a crash, it will be preventable. No one will think it is logical or reasonable if you crash during a high speed pursuit. You will be the loser and the cyclist will still get away. Just let them go. Ditto for cars travelling that fast. Just let them go.

7/25/2006 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R A 151: Under 720ILCS5/33-3(a): A public official commits official misconduct when they INTENTIONALLY or recklessly FAIL to PERFORM any mandatory duty as required by law. A class 3 felony. Correct me if I'm wrong but :

"I see the cycles on Lake Shore Drive everynight. I have picked them up on radar at up to 150mph. I just watch them go buy."

One could argue that "buy" doing nothing that you are committing a class 3 felony. Remember that ceremony when you got your button and swore to uphold the law??? Or is just EASIER to stop the working guy doing 55 on the drive who has a license just to get your precious numbers for the night? PATHETIC, if you are the police...

7/25/2006 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a supervisor, if a unit of mine told me he was chasing a motorcycle doing 150 MPH for traffic I would immediately terminate the chase.

I would also wonder what the heck is with this guy for doing anything other than warn us on the air the such an idiot was loose.

I cuss Richie every day because we are the only city in the developed world without proper police air support.

I have seen the results of a 100+ MPH cycle vs. truck crash. The truck always wins. The bodies didn't even look human anymore; just twisted slabs of bloody meat.

I will try to dig up some of those photos for SCC and maybe he can post them.

7/25/2006 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a biker and PO, I too will not ever bother chasing a bike on the hwy. when he flies past me at 100. You have No chance. Let me say this again. You have NO chance to catch him whatsoever. Unless you have a plate to put out there, which you wont unless youre eyes move as fast as those traffic cameras dont bother. Furthermore with the current pursuit policy youre completely safe from not initiating the pursuit. Only traffic and too fast.

7/25/2006 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger loaded dice in Vegas said...

8:49:16 Of course it's easier to get a guy doing 55. Why strain yourself? Duty...it means nothing. Responsibility.....not Me. Let's write Joe Citizen for pushing the light. He's from the 'burbs and about 65. Just another fish. He won't give me any trouble. I'll come in with my 6 or 7 Citizen movers because they have DLs. Of course deep down (if any conscience is left) I know what a spineless coward I am. God Bless all the working POs who use common sense. Working with RA you'll need it.....

7/25/2006 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

Little Dick Austin commits official misconduct every time he takes a paycheck.

Do us a favor Dicky, if you want to lecture us on how we should just cower down and hide, ignore our duties and cover our asses - we all know the appropriate moments at which those strategies will save our lives and our careers.

To do those things 24/7, as it seems is your constant state, and to make it your mandate - is a shameful outrage and an indication of your lack of character. Why don't you change careers and go be a stationary engineer, or a bus driver or something other than a sworn law enforcement officer. You and your comments are a sincere embarrassment.

7/25/2006 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous COOL HAND LUKE said...

Hey Rue, Who is this AUSTIN & where does he work ??????????????

7/25/2006 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC, MAYBE WORTH IT'S OWN THREAD



I have just spent one-half of my day-off writing a letter to unscrew up a billing mess with my kid's health care. We use to have really good insurance that was part of our compensation until Daley took over. Now look at it, welfare is better than what we have.

Thank-you Richard F#<*ing Daley who once said, "If they don't like what we are offering they can quit."



P.S. Beware of scams by doctors and medical care providers who say, "We just want to run some tests." This may be billed as routine physical exam and is not covered by your insurance. It grabs your $600.00 "Wellness Benefit" with full-boat prices and leaves you with the uncovered overage. If you have to pay out of pocket for any non-covered expenses, ask/demand a reduction. Almost all medical care providers have several price lists for the same services; a reduction for an uncovered expense can be 40%.

7/25/2006 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is Austin the only one with enough balls to use his own name? funny how the people ripping him don't...

7/25/2006 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BRING BACK THE OUTER DRIVE S-CURVE!!!!! No one ever made it thru there in a chase. Like splattering an egg on a stone wall!!! GOD...IT WAS FUCKING GGGGRRREEEAAATTTT!!!

7/25/2006 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some agencies like the California or Arizona Highway Patrol are highly trained at places like the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. The have well maintained, high powered Mustangs, 24/7 in-the-air helicopters and fixed wing aircraft to chase speeders like these.

Now what do we have, Ford Crown Victorias; a full size family cars, with questionable tires and maintenance, no air support and Peter Karl videos for training instead of behind the wheel time.

Give us the tools we would need and an aggressive policy to use them and we can do something about the crotch rocket menace. Otherwise, those posters like 08:49, who I doubt is the police, should wise up or shut up.

P.S. other agencies also have "spike strips"; we do not and couldn't use them anyway against a motorcycle.

7/25/2006 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger dilligaf said...

Give us the tools we would need and an aggressive policy to use them and we can do something about the crotch rocket menace. Otherwise, those posters like 08:49, who I doubt is the police, should wise up or shut up.


I can just see the opening scene of the original Mad Max flashing through my mind when you vented. Ahhhhhh....the Interceptor.....

7/25/2006 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous thebronze said...

That article was poorly written to insinuate that the cop was chasing the crotch-rocket at 168 mph. As we know, there is no police car (normal patrol) made that can do that speed.

What would expect, from "Monifa"...

7/25/2006 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

A Kaw 1000 doing 168 is like saying the Richard Austin poster is the police. Both are figments of some overworked masturbatorial imagination.

If you'd really like to dine on some ass OLE' may I suggest some fine pomeranian! They smell as good as they taste!

7/25/2006 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off the topic. Beat 811 on afternoons about 3 weeks ago responded to a call of a suspecious male in the alley on the 5300 block of Harlem. There is an Arby's right there that has been hit before. When they arrived a male in the alley fled and they gave chase. The male got away but since then I have seen 811 on afternoons patroling that alley time and time again. Thanks for keep a eye on the area. Your efforts do not go unappreciated.

7/23/2006 05:12:35 PM

thats cuz those fat bastards are looking for free food from arby's, who you kidding

7/25/2006 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the motorcyclist thought Jon Burge was chasing him

7/25/2006 11:48:00 PM  

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