Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Bad Idea

  • City Hall is gearing up for a pilot program that would allow motorists with three or more unpaid tickets whose vehicles are disabled by the dreaded boot to remove the wheel-locking device themselves, instead of waiting for a city crew.
  • Expected to debut during the second quarter of next year, the plan would allow motorists to phone in their credit card numbers to pay up. They would then get a code that releases the boot when punched into a keypad on the device.
  • The motorist would be responsible for returning the boot or face fines.
We'd love to see this one implemented. Unfortunately, one aldercreature seems determined to ruin the fun:
  • Ald. Freddrenna Lyle (6th), whose ward had 788 boots applied through Aug. 31, said she's all for "anything that gets the boot off faster." But, the boot return program sounds ill-conceived.

    "If you boot my car, I'm already mad. When you take it off, I'm still mad because I've had to pay you. Then, you want me to deliver something back to you? It'll be in the street," Lyle said.

Real world wisdom from an elected official.

49 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They say that the violators credit card will be charged for boots which arent returned promptly

10/17/2006 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

POOR TODDLER The Toddler's new spoksman has been fired already for harrassment for some chick. So much for the Toddler's management skills. The ship is sinking!

10/17/2006 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck with Revenue trying to do anything. Period.

10/17/2006 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the jackasses had not illegally parked, they wouldn't have tickets...if they had paid their tickets like a good citizen, they wouldn't be booted...if my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle!!! STUPID idea...

10/18/2006 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous sad-but-true said...

SCC--

You have on numerous occasions expressed valid concerns regarding city expenditures and the lack of financial responsibility & accountability.

I find it troubling that you would advocate this program and the resulting fiasco.

How much is this going to cost? -- is a valid question. Let's give credit to Ald. Lyle for recognizing a very bad idea and trying to prevent more waste of our tax dollars.

10/18/2006 05:30:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

What on earth makes you think we advocated anything that even resembled support? Go back and re-read the post. Sarcasm. Silliness. We're actually amazed that Lyle sees what we see - either she's getting smarter or we're getting dumber

10/18/2006 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we have this! Let's see daley wants to hire or has hired felons to help them out maybe we could just give them our credit card info and ....

10/18/2006 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, half of these people dont and cant even get a credit card, secondly, charge them, big deal, do you think they will pay it? gimme a break, that money is gone, half of these people are in or about to file bankruptcy.

10/18/2006 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it's a bad idea. Maybe the violators can take the boot to the nearest police station. Revenue can have an employee stationed in the parking lot to retrieve the boot.

10/18/2006 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
if the jackasses had not illegally parked, they wouldn't have tickets...if they had paid their tickets like a good citizen, they wouldn't be booted...if my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle!!! STUPID idea...

10/18/2006 03:05:22 AM

YOU must be the future of the CPD!
I do no wrong, I see no wrong, I know no wrong! Such prickish attitude over some louzy tickets, maybe if your aunt shaved, no one would confuse her as your uncle. everyday in every district, you see police cars parked illegally at their lunch locations, everyday you see police cars blowing lights and stop signs and it not because they are responding to a call.

10/18/2006 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, there are many, many, many places in this country where their are no elected officials with names like "Freddrenna", or "Meeks". In fact many of those places are across the street Edison Park, Mt. Greenwood, etc. Fuck Chicago. Four more and I'm gone like a big ass bird!

10/18/2006 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't lyle the one who got caught passing off police information to her gangbanging boyfriend/baby daddy?

not that this program is a good idea, but instead of being intellectual, she shows her ghetto roots.

she is a representative of her constituency, let's see what lefty's excuse will be for her and her history of poor behavior.

10/18/2006 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Sarge said...

Wanna bet some disgruntled parker will remove the boot and try to attach it some some other nearby car just for the hell of it?

10/18/2006 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody ever tried picking up one of those boots? What about lawsuits from back injuries is what immed. comes to mind.

Here's an idea: how bout Patrolman,20 years + that are burnt out but need an easy job for a year before they go. the person can call their debt in, and the copper can come get. If they do it right, the city will have 4 guys in the city for a fast response. People are less likely to get tough w/an armed PO.

Now that Ive thought about it: the job will go to some clout baby thats either waiting for promotion or his spot to open. But wait, we've got a union that'll stop that!!!!!!!

10/18/2006 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous A ronnie luberman idea! said...

The city is also looking into electronic handcuffs. Instead of having to house the arrestees, they can be handcuffed and let go. When bond is paid they can remove the handcuffs themselves and return them to the nearest police station.

10/18/2006 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are watching you! I am the mayors top aid. We want you to know that we know who you are and where you work.

If you continue to post anti Daley rants you will be walking the midnight beat in 9. We run it and you are just our pawns.

Learn to love us. We are your masters. We can be very kind to you if you cooperate. Vote Democratic!! We know how you vote too.

10/18/2006 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is pacing yourself for retirement getting harder and harder?

I too will flee this city, the idea croppers are getting worse by the hour.

First poster said it well, who missed it? I also agree about liability claims city required action, physical return of boot thereby caused it.

We know if they don't return the boot the city has theirs LOL or yours somewhere on file and they can charge the missing boot to the credit card, LOL but wait that's not funny!

Idea croppers make bad farmers.

10/18/2006 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Yeah, I said...

If "they" can't eat it or screw it - "they" wreck it.
It's just the way it is.

10/18/2006 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I don't think it's a bad idea. Maybe the violators can take the boot to the nearest police station. Revenue can have an employee stationed in the parking lot to retrieve the boot.

10/18/2006 08:56:38 AM


Nope, more elimination of city jobs, they come they go. Balancing the budget gamit and the city's quicker wish for a perception of revenue even faster with a hint were trying to play were cooperative.

This is election time right? Whose the city tryin to influence with this move?

10/18/2006 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when the next Dick's class is to start or when the list is to come out? Thanks

10/18/2006 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when the Dic's list is coming out??

10/18/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to ronnie 1:46pm

Make sure those cuffs are fur-lined,if ya know what I mean...

10/18/2006 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best bet is that assuming some unfortunate parker brings the boot into the police station, someone on the desk will have to spend time inventoring the boot and notifying the ward office to come and pick it up. God forbid that one gets lost or some citizen claims that they brought it in but desk refused to take it or took it and failed to do the inventory. More for CPD to do and more to get blamed for.

10/18/2006 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know why P.O. G.S. from 004 got fired? Just noticed lastnight on the personnel order.

10/18/2006 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off subject...

Rumor has it that the new dick's class will not be starting until after the first of the year. I hope it isn't so because I really want to get my par form in and make a move...

10/18/2006 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC how bout a post on what judges not to retain. Any suggestions out there besides Sheehan

10/18/2006 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell your wives husbands and friends…

Referendum on November 7, 2006 ballot

For the safety of our children and the community shall the State of Illinois ban military assault weapons and .50 caliber weapons?


Yes or NO

Weapons include in new ban:

Semi-Auto Shotguns

.50 caliber muzzle loaders


This Referendum is only being offered in select areas not the entire State of Illinois, State Rep. Edward Acevedo, D-Chicago is sponsoring the measure vote him out of office if you want to keep hunting.



1. Governor, You have numerous laws on the books concerning firearm crimes that are largely being ignored now - how about enforcing them against the criminals and leave us sportsmen alone?



2. According to statistics provided by the U.S. Bureau of Justice and the FBI - approx 66% of the 15,517 homicides in the year 2000 were committed by firearms. Handguns were the predominant weapon of choice in those crimes by a margin of almost 4 to 1. So then why is it that the Governor, who is supposedly trying to make the streets safer for the citizens, ignoring the facts that these so-called "assault weapons" are only used in a small percentage of crimes?



3. The whole intent of the Second Amendment is that the civilian population will be able to have the firearms to combat a bad government. The terrorists in Iraq are successfully fighting the whole United States Military with assault rifles and explosives. The first step to a oppressive governments is to disarm the population. Why should we, the people allow Uncle Sam to control the weapons we possess, while criminals will have whatever they want illegally, which is why we call them "criminals" in the first place.



4. Illinois-based gun manufacturers, many of them located in northwest Illinois, have threatened to leave the state if the ban is approved.

10/18/2006 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when are we getting the results from the sgt's test???? any rumors? it has been like 18 weeks

10/18/2006 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous zack the cannibal said...

Bizarre, grisly yet TITillating homicide/suicide in New Orleans' French Quarter last night.

AIN'T LOVE GRAND!!!

"Check the fridge, Sarge..."

10/18/2006 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since we are on the topic of tickets, what is with the Harwood Heights Police. Over the last several months I have heard from several P.O.'s about family members and tickets. Is there something going on between Harwood Heights and Chicago. I know if you screw up you should be stopped, but what ever happened to a warning and have a nice day?

10/18/2006 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Eddie Acevedo is sponsoring a Bill he had to have someone else think it up for him. He is , No doubt the most stupid person that ever walked the earth. No Shit , you could not find a politician with less brains . The people of his district have to vote this dumb SOB out of office before he fucks the whole system up for good. I can't believe he made it on the CPD. That just goes to show you how fucked up the dept. is to let a nitwit like him on the job.

10/18/2006 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 10/18/2006 08:19:47 PM

Don't hold our breath. Lost tests and thrown out questions will keep this Sgt test in doubt for a loooooong time. The city is trying to figure out how to slide this by us without having to re-do the whole test over again.

10/18/2006 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC how bout a post on what judges not to retain. Any suggestions out there besides Sheehan

10/18/2006 07:10:32 PM

That would be a great thread... As a spouse, I wouldn't know much about the judges. Although, I had heard not to retain Sheehan!! But some of us are voting early due to being unavailable on election day... It would be great to get some opinions! Thanks!

10/18/2006 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyday in every district, you see police cars parked illegally at their lunch locations, everyday you see police cars blowing lights and stop signs and it not because they are responding to a call.

10/18/2006 09:34:37 AM

First off jag nuts, we start off sentences with capital letters..
Next you sound like someone who gets up every morning wishing they were the police. How do you know those police cars aren't going to a job?? Maybe a burglary in progress and they don't want to tip off the offender and actually catch someone so they leave their lights and sirens off. As far as parking blow it out your ass, you sniveling puke. Maybe I parked in a tow zone, to go break up a domestic battery, or stop your mother from being murdered, or anything else... Get a life stay off our blog

10/18/2006 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw the schedule at the academy, a dicks class is to start on this monday comming up.However dont know the size of the class. Saw the schedule at the academy not kidding. Congrats and good luck to all that get notify to report,except all the meritorious butt holes.

10/18/2006 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to the PO's from Chicago and Suburban Cook County who were honored today at the Chicago Cultural Center. Awards of Valor and Merit were given out to about 14 po's from chicago. Congrats to all.

10/18/2006 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger DaleyforMCCguest said...

To the ass who wants to know why squad cars are parked outside of legal parking spaces... I park there because it would be pretty shitty of me to take the last legal parking space on the block, when I can park in a useless, but marked no parking zone.

10/18/2006 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If Eddie Acevedo is sponsoring a Bill he had to have someone else think it up for him. He is , No doubt the most stupid person that ever walked the earth. No Shit , you could not find a politician with less brains . The people of his district have to vote this dumb SOB out of office before he fucks the whole system up for good. I can't believe he made it on the CPD. That just goes to show you how fucked up the dept. is to let a nitwit like him on the job.

10/18/2006 09:34:58 PM


He works part time in Legal Affairs to my understanding, how is this possible thought CPD did not have part time officers and he's an elected official, if so what gives? He has a drinking problem apparently. Never ran into any real heat after he told his staffer to take her car out of the city pound with out proper clearance, puff gone, the ball park fiasco was another one.

10/19/2006 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you boot my car, I'm already mad. When you take it off, I'm still mad because I've had to pay you. Then, you want me to deliver something back to you? It'll be in the street," Lyle said.

G-H-E-T-T-O.

10/19/2006 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
isn't lyle the one who got caught passing off police information to her gangbanging boyfriend/baby daddy?

Could have been Lyle also, but I think your thinking of Troutman.

10/19/2006 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Since we are on the topic of tickets, what is with the Harwood Heights Police. Over the last several months I have heard from several P.O.'s about family members and tickets. Is there something going on between Harwood Heights and Chicago. I know if you screw up you should be stopped, but what ever happened to a warning and have a nice day?

10/18/2006 09:15:03 PM

Harwood Heights P.D. is a small department with no priority calls to keep them busy for eight hours. In addition, the department is probably bound by some village rules about only hiring non members of P.O.'s family, so they can follow all the bullshit rules and not give play to P.O.'s, their respectful family members or doctors and nurses who might save their ass at L.G.H. someday.

10/19/2006 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off jag nuts, we start off sentences with capital letters..


Although you maybe right, there's nothing I hate more than the spelling Police.

sowho fucking cares. Laughing at you!

10/19/2006 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell famliy members to drive around Harwood Heights. Then the problem is solved.

As for Harwood Heights Police and other residents almost anywhere they drive takes them through Chicago. So hopefully the fighting 16th will pay there respects.

Having said that, there are 2 sides to every story.

10/19/2006 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to worry, the scrap man will be to glad to scoop up all those loose boots and cash them in for $3.00

10/19/2006 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was for sure Troutman and not Lyle who had/has the gangbanger boyfriend. The BD from the 6217 Calumet building was seen driving her personal SUV and conducting "Legitimate" business with her.
I don't recall if the BD is "Scan" or one of the "Twins" from 6217.

10/19/2006 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They won't be left in the street. They'll be brought to the nearest scrap yard that pays for scrap metal.....

10/19/2006 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the ones who use someone else's credit card (without the card owner's knowledge or authorization) to remove the boot? You know that's gonna happen. Who's gonna handle that shit?

10/20/2006 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This idea juat cracks me up---like Joe A--hole is gonna turn the stupid thing in..he'll be stickin someone up for their credit card, calling it in, takin off the boot, and PRESTO/MAGIC, he's off and running, the boot gets left behind and the poor schmo that got stuck up pays for it ALL!!!!!

10/20/2006 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch for a scam to make a comeback. Scammer leaves a business card on a booted vehicle that offers a discount for removal. Car owner calls scammer and meets and agrees that for 50-60%, in cash of the fines and fees to get the boot removed. Scammer calls in and uses a stolen credit card number and the boot gets removed.

10/21/2006 09:59:00 AM  

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