Monday, September 25, 2006

Fentanyl Task Force Disbanded?

Unnoticed in all the news about the wild weather and a continuing drop in crime statistics touted by the political masters of the Department was the disbanding of the Fentanyl Task Force this past Sunday. Operations were slated to cease as of 0001 hours on Sunday 24 September.

We have been most vocal opponents of any sort of extra manpower and paperwork devoted to stopping people who are voluntarily ingesting poison into their bodies and passing into the great beyond (should there in fact be a great beyond and not just an empty void). But the political winds being what they are and the liberal bent of this town resulted in the creation of a "task force" that took credit for arresting maybe 3 people selling "bad" heroin and generating publicity when the feds aided Mexican Federales in shutting down an alleged fentanyl plant (haven't heard much about that lately, have you?).

Today, we got an e-mail telling us of EIGHT overdoses in the 011th District this weekend resulting in at least one death. But only the Tribune mentions six of the overdoses at the beginning of a longer article about weekend crime. And we couldn't find any mention of the Task Force being disbanded the day after 8 OD's.

Perhaps they are finally listening to us? Stop Wasting Manpower. Of course, we wouldn't be surprised if the Task Force suddenly got a new lease on life.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called... "The thinning of the herd."

The weak and the stupid kill themselves in a quest for the ultimate high.

9/25/2006 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous The View said...

I agree with you on this one, SCC.
This could all be part of a general Heroin task force, which I
know the Narcotics section has had in the past. I have no problem with the Dept. shutting down all known heroin hotspots and the dealers, but honestly, who cares about these folks who care so little about THEMSELVES in the first place? But don't be surprised to see this Fentanyl Task Force resurrected, should the brat of some well connected fat cat die from the stuff.

9/25/2006 04:33:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

I read quite a few articles regarding fentanyl this past summer and how things had originated (?) in Chicago and moved east.

Hearing you had a task force for this makes me wonder just what the hell those in charge were thinking. Couldn't that money and manpower have been put to better use?

Let the junkies kill themselves. If they're that stupid to put that shit into their bodies, who cares if they drop dead? It's one less drug addict on the street.

I have no sympathy when it comes to that BS.

Off topic: Do you all have a Mounted Unit?

9/25/2006 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These mutts could use some Fentanyl!!!

9/25/2006 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam Zekman should investigate the so-called crime statistics.

How come the number of homicides reported to the media on a daily basis do not add up to the smaller figure reported on the monthly homicide report?


9/25/2006 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger Doubter said...


Yes, we have a mounted unit, since about 1980.

9/25/2006 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but important: We need to shut this site down. It provided too much info by just typing in a name. It showed my last two phone numbers which weren't even listed to begin with. The site is Just remember with this anyone you look up can easily find out where you or your family lives. Unless of course your name smith or something. Forward to FOP or something. This is B.S.

9/25/2006 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey kateykakes,

Yes we do have a mounted unit and to be able to work in this unit, you are required to walk on water and change water into wine at a wedding. It is a really small unit and they get paid more than a patrol officer pushing a beat car.

I’m glad you liked my baseball posting regarding nut scratching and sunflower seed eatin baseball players.

See ya.

9/25/2006 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:35, that ain't gonna happen. That information is pulled off of all kinds of public information. What you have to learn to do is NEVER give out your social security number, address or phone number on any application unless it states that the information will not be released to ANY third party.

It should come as no surprise that the site pulls information form all kinds of credit reporters and issuers. Buying something at the Container Store? Don't give them your address or phone number. They don't need it.


But the site is not going away. Its one of several that provide access to that information for free, and there are dozens upon dozens that will provide even more information for a fee.

9/25/2006 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The median existing home price was $225,000 in August, down 1.7 per cent from a year earlier - the first price fall since 1995 and the second biggest decline on record . "This is the price correction we've been expecting – with sales stabilising, we should go back to positive price growth early next year," Mr Lereah said.

9/25/2006 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...


Thank you very much. :)

Anon 2:05,

I'll tell ya, the Philadelphia Police Dept. would love to have their Mounted Unit back. They are greatly missed.

BTW, love your sense of humor. ;)

Anon 11:35,

There is a way to be removed from the Zaba list. Give me a day to find the info for you. I have to remember where I saw it, and then I'll try to point you in the right direction.


9/25/2006 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Welcome to the 21st century. What rock have you been hiding under? Zabasearch, google, and other sites could easily find out where u live. The sad thing is nothing can be done. Good luck trying to shut these sites down.

9/25/2006 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Task Force may be disbanded but we had(2) Heroin [O.D.'s] today alone on 2nd. watch, for what it's worth.
The tell- tale sign is when the CFD paramedics show up and "H" O.D. is suspected, they intravenously inject "Nar-can" [sp? brand name]
IF it's a narcotics OD, they come back to life as if Lazarus was sticking in the needle [I wish I had this shit on my honeymoon] and they go from unconscious to their normal 'woofing' selves. Aside from a miracle drug, it adds the degree of certainty to 'drug-use'as opposed to a legit medical problem.
Since they wouldn't let me use/keep Nar-can for all my future sexual encounters with my wife of over the 30+ years to wake her up [controlled substance] I found a viable alternative.
I installed a strobe light in our bedroom. When we're doing the 'horizontal-mambo' NOW, at least it "LOOKS" like she's moving!

Just how 'cold' is she you say?

Last nite she was sitting next to me on the couch and she spread her legs momentarilly and THE FURNACE KICKED ON!!!

Baarrump-Bump! [rim-shot]

Stay safe out there my brothers and remember that Thin Blue Line.

9/25/2006 06:18:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

I'm not sure who comes to my site from here, but I've noticed there are quite a few IP's from Chicago, Indiana and Michigan. To show my gratitude and appreciation for stopping by my site - and what better time to have this requested back again via email - I give you Virtual Bartenders.

Gentlemen, enjoy - hope the ladies do too!

9/25/2006 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with the task force was, they only investigated the overdose cases where someone overdosed and died, the area field detectives were assigned to the cases where someone just overdosed but lived. If the brainiacs would have had the task force to follow up on the information learned from the LIVING overdose victim it could have been viable but who knows why was it set up ass backwards, who knows? But I bet a lot of information was learned from the deceased victims.

9/25/2006 06:24:00 PM  
Blogger Thomas Westgard said...

I thought some of you vets and cops might be interested in this little piece of data:

Kevin O'Neil is the CAPS Beat 2431 organizer. He's also 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore's staunch political ally. Today he posted a swipe at Vietnam Vets on his CTA Tattler Blog:

September 25, 2006
Rollin' a smoke and swappin' tall tales

I board the Red Line headed south at 7:30 am and hear the cacophony as soon as the door opens.

The scene: One 40-ish woman is rolling a cigarette on her RedEye. Across the aisle sits a Vietnam-vet-looking-guy in his mid-50s. He's got a scruffy beard and bad teeth. He's next to a barrel-shaped woman in her 50s with bad makeup.

The guy says: "So I made it to age 53 last Saturday. And I've already had a hip replacement. I have so many screws and plates in my body that I need a doctor's note to go anywhere near a metal detector.

"Hell, two Aprils ago the wind knocked me down. And I got hit in the head with a freakin' pipe!

"But hey, things have been going great since I got this job.

"Except for the days I go insane. "

Then they all get up and exit at Lawrence.

9/25/2006 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Google Me said...

The search site to have your name removed from Zaba is

9/25/2006 10:30:00 PM  

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