Friday, September 15, 2006

Classic Misdirection

Once again, the City Council does not disappoint in it's insanity:
  • Two powerful aldermen are proposing a gun offender registry that would allow police to track people convicted of weapons violations.
Oh boy! Another useless layer of bureaucracy! Don't we already have something similar to this proposal? Oh yeah! Parole Officers! If the political administration was willing to go a few extra miles and staff the parole board with enough investigators to do their jobs, maybe the aldercreatures wouldn't feel the need to add yet another layer of paperwork. Like this from the same article:
  • Burke and Carothers also introduced an ordinance that would require a police assistant deputy superintendent and a watch commander to approve the release of anyone from a lockup when they are believed to be mentally ill and in need of treatment.
Well, golly. If something isn't working and might cost you some money, there's all the training in the world to help you. Unfortunately, they aren't training the lockup keepers to actually be able to do their jobs and who might be able to make some real effort in identifying someone mentally ill. And finally from the same article:
  • Another proposed ordinance by Ald. Burton Natarus (42nd) would make the sale of air guns illegal, with a fine of $500 to $1,000 per offense. The ordinance comes after police shot and wounded a teenager who allegedly pointed a BB gun at police near the Cabrini-Green housing complex.
We have a counter proposal - arm everyone with BB guns and let's see how fast we can thin out the assholes who like to point guns at police.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight...If I'm a lockup keeper, and one of my guests is a problem client, and I can demonstrate how my guest is mentally ill, I can keep him locked up for a while longer with ads approval? Hmmm...... "Well boss, he was yelling for his momma for seven straight hours, kept screaming for someone named 'turnkey', and kept pissing on the wall....yup. I think he's nuts". This one might not be all that bad.

9/14/2006 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pinch one of these asshole aldermen carrying a gun & see how quick this one evaporates!

9/14/2006 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, your absolutely right SCC, more un-needed laws.
Lets get back to guns: all these idiots needed to do was enforce the laws that are already on the books and these streets would be clean!! When I say idiots I mean the goverment(small g), SAs etc..
Plea barganing, and the f*cked up parole/probation system is what messed up this county. Hopefully Judy B. will beat this Serb gun grabbing c*nt,and allow L.E. to enforce the present Laws!(IM scared and wimpering cauz Blago is a golden gloves guy;but I wonder if MELL fixed that one!!!!)

9/15/2006 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of guns, all the Montreal Police had on the black trenchcoat & Mowhawk guy was shooting Frogs out of season & going over limit.

9/15/2006 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a counter proposal - arm everyone with BB guns and let's see how fast we can thin out the assholes who like to point guns at police.

My thoughts exactly.

9/15/2006 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pinch one of these asshole aldermen carrying a gun & see how quick this one evaporates!

9/14/2006 11:59:38 PM

Um...there allowed to carry guns fool.

9/15/2006 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Classic misdirection! The Chicago FOP leadership voted to endorse Blago offer the membership's direction. State FOP gave a press conference yesterday endorsing Blago.

9/15/2006 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A remark for 9/14/2006 11:39:31 PM:

For one to make even an educated guess in regards to whether or not a person is mentally ill requires qualified training in mental health.

If they are going to train Lock-Up keepers in this area, they're gonna scream for more pay.

If you go and say someone is mentally ill and it isn't true, the department will face huge lawsuits that they will lose.

Those with mental challenges which are now known to be brain disorders and not mental illness should be given the option of receiving appropriate medical help. That's why we have Judge Biebel's mental health court. Too many times every day, those who have brain disorders who act in such a way as to attract the attention of L.E. are charged with crimes and held when they are suffering from a legitimate inability to control their judgement and behavior during the time of the incident. If they are going to be held, at least protect them by providing someone who is qualified to monitor them on the premises....better yet, get them to the hospital for evaluation!

Police Officers are not educated enough to deal with these individuals. That's why they either need to receive special training, or be trained to know and use local resources that will provide for the needs for those with brain disorders.

12:12:27 AM
Are you saying defendants shouldn't be given the right to a plea bargain? This goes to the right to due process.

9/15/2006 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BLAGO; Why would any police officer in his right mind support Blago?

Screw the FOP leadership, they are bought and sold by the slimey Pols.

The don't speak for this member!

9/15/2006 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray for 9:42. Screw Blago and the FOP. Let's get some NEW leaership.

9/16/2006 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the Friday 6:00pm channel 7 news Chuck Goudie reported of over 1000 members polled by the Troopers Lodge 2% wanted Blago, 29% wanted Topinka and 69% voted for NO ENDORSEMENT. I was never polled by Chicago. When does it end. F = Friends O = OF P = Politicians.

9/16/2006 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To comment on the FOP endorsement of Blago call Ted Street at (217)202-3251. The number is listed on the press release concerning the endorsement of Blago by FOP. Ted Street is the President of the Illinois FOP.

9/16/2006 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pinch one of these asshole aldermen carrying a gun & see how quick this one evaporates!

Speaking of which, do they qualify every year? Do they have to carry a qualification card?


9/16/2006 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is an idea whose time has come. The citizens of this city should demand that an ordinance be passed requiring all Alderman to register themselves, just like sex offenders. Only, like gun registration, we charge them, let's see, a grand apiece would be fair. They also must wear an ankle bracelet with GPS installed to monitor their every move. They will only be allowed to go to and from their homes to their offices and city hall. If they deviate, they are subject to arrest, impeachment, surrender of all pension rights, and deportation from the city.

9/17/2006 05:00:00 AM  

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