Monday, October 09, 2006

Big Brother is Here

How about this one?
  • All vehicles that are under Special Operations command are geeting GPS...wah wah wah waaaaah! Oh yeah by the way, NO MORE hoodies or knit caps for the ELITE guys ans gals....thanks for futhering the demise of morale SOS. [sic]
First of all, if you think GPS is destroying morale, you're dreaming. We'd be more worried about what half a dozen convictions would do to morale, but that's neither here nor there. SOS is about to become the "grand experiment" for Big Brother watching the police.

We've been reporting for months that GPS is coming. It's in the Fire Department, it's in Streets and San, it's in the Park District vehicles, it's in the Hired Trucks. We're surprised it's taken this long to install it in what is one of the last city jobs where you aren't told what to do 100% of the time. Think about it. You can't just take a fire truck or ambulance out for a ride - CFD wants to know where the equipment is all the times. Same thing with garbage trucks and heavy equipment for Streets and San. If they have a job (road work, sewer work, garbage pick up, snow removal) the guy in charge has to be able to know where his people are, even if they're sleeping in the truck. Same thing with the Park Security people - you can't have a supervisor following every single truck, so they're tracked via GPS to make sure they're covering their assigned routes.

Now think of the Police Department. In the District, they give you a car and a well defined area you're supposed to patrol in. If you're on a Tact team, you have a bit more freedom to roam the District on missions and eat lunch nearby. If you're Area wide or City wide, you get a HUGE area to play in - tens of square miles in some cases. Who's watching you? No one for the most part. You answer calls in your assigned area. You might have to help cover someone else's area if you're short staffed or down cars. Tact barely comes up unless they're chasing someone and Citywide doesn't even answer the radio. You are allowed quite a bit of freedom to work on problems, ticket law breakers, just ride around looking for trouble, or park somewhere and avoid looking for trouble.

And now they introduce GPS - and a whole shitload of questions are going to get asked. Why were you off your beat? Out of your sector? Parked in "the hole" for 45 minutes BEFORE you came up for lunch when OEC tried to give you that tender age missing? Where was everyone congregating right before that triple shooting went down? Why were those three Tact cars out of the District at a restaurant instead of working that dope spot under the camera that came up at the last Beat Meeting the commander was at? Why were those cars from that elite unit 10 miles away from their DOC assignments during the football game? What car is at the scene of half a dozen active CR investigations involving missing dope, guns or money?

In Field of Dreams, it was said "we just don't recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they're happening." Guess what? We recognize this one. Police work is about to change in Chicago. Big Time. Bigger than when we got cars and portable radios. Bigger than PDT's. Bigger than the Outfit moving into the background. This is huge people and we're living history as we speak. All you young guys and gals are about to have your first "Remember when...?" story.

84 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

unconstitutional, as usual, with the City of Snakes..

10/08/2006 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Un - what? Constitutional? What the hell are you talking about? It's the City's car. The City is allowed to know where it's at at all times. Don't even venture into the realm of constitutionality, please. You're embarassing yourself.

10/08/2006 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How are the SOS 4 doing?

10/08/2006 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think this will end supervisors or their pets from ditching work early or not coming in at all your nuts. Clout babies can and will still be able to scam the system. If we're going to have GPS than I say let's go all the way; Punch in and punch out, with federal oversight. Start written evaluations on everyone with statistics to back it up. Lets find out who is really showing up for work and doing something and who is not. It won't be shocking. We already know who the useless fucks are on this job. This way when they get promoted we can tell the PPO's ya that person was fucking beyond useless and here is the fucking evidence.

10/08/2006 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they used to bring in guns and big dope. now just bullshit heads.
br 57 is verry quiet these days.
inspectors, OPS, IAD, the G with all those high tech toys and now GPS transponders.
it used to be that when unions wanted to give management a headache they would simply follow the shop rules to the letter.
i often woundered what would become of the criminal justice system in cook county if no rules were bent.
i guess it's time to find out.

10/09/2006 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can remember, years ago, when I was a young officer, and my partner was as young as I was (real greenhorns, actually), our Sergeant decided to ride with us for the eight hour tour (he would ride with every car now and again; with us he rode in the back seat, no shield then).
Man, that eight hours felt like eight days (turn here, stop there, grab that guy, etc.). Maybe that was the human version of GPS; at any rate, if anyone was asked how it would be to work under conditions wherein the boss, supervisor, organization, was constantly and/or consistently monitoring (or had the capability to do so) the employee's every move, what would be the effect on employee morale and performance? I think the concept is horses##t, and an insult to the men and women who put their lives on the line every day....but that's just my opinion.....

10/09/2006 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is the wave of the future. It;s gonna happen and if you didn't expect it, your kinda slow. I actually think they have had it for a while, just haven't revealed it yet. My question is will it be on every car? On all covert cars, exempt cars, mailroom cars, R-service vehicles, Papvs, etc? I actually expected to be swiping out by now. Everyone will bitch and moan. IT ISN"T THER SAME JOB AS IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO. We are way behind the times. When I was growing up, if the police stopped you and they had a computer (in the burbs or for the state) they would get your arrest backround and any "warninhgs you'de gotten when they ran your name." I'm talking 15-20 years ago. We still don't have that!!! Exept for the Clear toughbooks in some districts. Deal with it. Do your job and you won't be fucked with for the most part. If this keeps all of the doggasses that stay down on jobs all the time (60 minutes on an 18B)from staying down other than going to dinner, that's good because less people will have to field their assignments. The only problem, as with most technology, is that it will be used solely for the purpose of the City and litigation against the city. Other than that, really no big deal. I doubt the info will be readily available to supervisors, W/Cs, or even Commanders without a formal request like the PODS. Shit happens and we will learn to deal with it.

10/09/2006 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax......tinfoil wrapped around a GPS unit disables the GPS unit. Just use the tinfoil from the head of the mental that thought of this one. Thousands of dollars go bye-bye now. Inspectors are supposed to be doing the job of the GPS units anyway. Gees, anything to waste taxpayers money.

10/09/2006 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GPS has already been installed in canine unit and some S.O.S. cars as of last week! The coppers are bitching because the install screws up your emergency equipment.

Remember folks, Officer safety is paramount if one of these units is installed and your lights and sirens don't work!

10/09/2006 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats up with the commander in 017????

10/09/2006 12:56:00 AM  
Blogger Murphy40pct said...

Having worked in more than one police department, I can say that one of the great plusses and minusses of the CPD is it's lack of supervision. Unfortunately, many abuse it. Asking for lunch when the Zone tries to give you a job...uniform adjustments to cover a personal trip...90 minutes for a 14N...etc etc. The arrival of GPS will make it that much harder to be a dog. Good for efficiency of the Department, but bad for the working copper who does their job well already and will now be chained to their beat. Poor supervision and dogs have brought this, and given the city one more tool to fuck the workers and dogs alike. Coppers ruin everything. This wouldn't be neccessary if we fixed the hiring/promotional process.

10/09/2006 01:29:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Police Man said...

My department already has GPS. Let me give you some heads up. Most of the time its actually helpful. When my beat partner doesn't answer his radio I pull up GPS and find him, most of the time.

Bad thing though is that when GPS isn't working its all over the place. My assigned unit is currently floating in the Red Sea. And one night, the new Sgt. of mine pulls me aside and asks ifs I've disconnected the GPS. He even has me pop the truck to verify I haven't.

The good part of GPS is that on a pursuit you hit the "follow" button and GPS shows you where you are. This is very helpful when you are out of your area/city.

10/09/2006 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone really surprized that GPS is here? Other places have had it for years.

10/09/2006 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree 100% with 12:10:17AM. I also suspet that we have had it in certain vehicles for a while, and only now are choosing to reveal it. And yes, other places have had it for some time. I have heard that Schamburg has had it in their cars for over 10years. Just do your job, and don't stray too far from your beat and you will be fine. Plus I would not try to disable the systems. I am sure you would be looking at major time if you did that, and don't think that they won't be able to determine what time, where, and who was on the car when the GPS was disabled.

10/09/2006 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Times are changing. You either change with the times or like the dinasaur, become extinct.

10/09/2006 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just like everything else on this job. Everyone relax, use your heads and of coarse the magic pen, it'll be fine. Don't forget, we are very creative people with equally creative tactics. Keep your minds on staying safe.

10/09/2006 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous 1st and 16th said...

GPS, big deal just answer your jobs and thats it. Why cops go that extra mile is beyond me. Do you think in todays climate the city is going to back you up because you are being "The real police"????? Just sit back, relax, collect a pay check, and watch this city go down the tubes. God bless that paycheck.

10/09/2006 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

The agency I work for (a small Texas city) will soon be installing digital dash cam systems that will always be recording on a loop. We were told that the six seconds before you activate it will be preserved. Rumor says that it actually records everything, regardless of being activated or not, and supervisors will be able to retrieve and review everything that has been recorded.

We were also told that this systems also records all conversation inside the unit. Guess I can't drive around singing sad country songs anymore.

10/09/2006 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with the Commander of 017? Man, you guys who work there have one of the best, fairest bosses I've ever had the pleasure of working for. He expects people work, and he'll crack a whip if you don't handle your business, as any boss should. They really don't come any better than Chuck Dulay. The only people I've ever seen the man lean on were dogasses.

10/09/2006 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we're going to have GPS than I say let's go all the way; Punch in and punch out, with federal oversight. Start written evaluations on everyone with statistics to back it up. Lets find out who is really showing up for work and doing something and who is not. It won't be shocking.
====================

Then, promote based upon the results.

10/09/2006 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Genital

Persuation

Supersedes


Cmon...I know these will be fun!

10/09/2006 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys should stop lying to yourselves..........Coppers of all sort, take a detour here and there from their appointed duties, some more then other. How many people slip down to the credit union, banks or dashed off to pay a bill, or stayed down ten minutes at one location while enroute to a lunch site. Look at the coppers who hang out at the hospitals, parks and other public places for private moments. Accountabilty has never been the friend of coppers. The GPS will not be able to distinguish the dogs from the worker. The dogs will be the first ones to learn how to play the new system. Its that guy that get a head, then have to make a run, thats going to get it. Welcome to the world that you have created,,,,,,,,,,if you weren't crying, moaning and bitching before take lessons, you'll need it

10/09/2006 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you are blowing this out of proportion.

While some cars may get the GPS, do you honestly mean to tell me that this cheap city will pay to retrofit ALL of its squad and unmarked cars with expensive GPS technology?

10/09/2006 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax......tinfoil wrapped around a GPS unit disables the GPS unit.

Is this true?

10/09/2006 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So dont do shit and answer jobs, big deal. No lawsuits or indictments. wait till stats go down and homicides go up! why are there working police anymore, i was once now fuck it.

10/09/2006 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you remember when they had District Commander's riding along with a car for the whole tour (usually on Friday nights). Now that was a long 8!!

10/09/2006 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did anyone hear about the guy who died in custody while in the 003rd district lockup on Sunday morning?

10/09/2006 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should put GPS on some of the good-looking females on this job. Then we can track their careers of staying inside and going from one bosses office to another.

10/09/2006 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally police officers are going to have to work 8 hours, respond to calls, and be where they are assigned. Hahahaha (evil laugh again) I'm retiring soon !! You're all F*CKED !!

10/09/2006 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MORE Indictments this week from SOS.

10/09/2006 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget GPS. Big shake-up at OPS..on-line complaints to be accepted and tracked...we are doomed !! NOT me, just you all, I'm retiring soon...hahaha (more evil laughs) !!

10/09/2006 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Phil the department needs GPS to figure out SOS and your other "pet" units are law breaking stealing pieces of shit? How about some Sgts and above with the balls to step up and discipline these jag offs for constantly missing court cases? Maybe you should have seen the pattern then? For more than the 20 years I've been on any good working copper always knew these units were a bunch of bullshit prima donna clout babies who did whatever they wanted to do especially because their Sgts had no balls to discipline them because if they tried to they might end up someplace like 015 on midnights. Fuck GPS,fuck Fat Phil and most of all fuck the CPD. Once again a few have ruined it for all of us.

10/09/2006 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

General Order ??-?? states that only two vehicles may pursue the offenders. Wait till the GPS goes on line and sees the 25 squads actually involved in the chase! Doh!

10/09/2006 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason the Department hasnt started to have p.o.'s swipe out at the end of your tour is because of $$$$$$$$$!!!! Thats right, they will nail you if you are late but how many times throught the city p.o.'s are late for check off due to a late job? Be it it be 15-45 minutes, but do the math it will become a pretty penny.But with the current system your supervisor always say he take care of you tommorrow but never does. Thus the city just got away without paying overtime
Shit if I'm swiping in I would love for them to make me swipe out. I will be checking that money box on that o.t.slip even if its only for one minute

10/09/2006 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous big bro is for real said...

Why do you think the Dept. spent all that money on your new stars?

Each of the new stars have a micro chip transponder. The CopComm satellite which is Geo-stationary can locate your star within 10 yards of its actual location.

So next time you go to the bar or the girl friends house you better wrap your star in tin foil.

I will soon be releasing a new line of leather star wallets lined with lead to defuse the transponder signals. The cost after your police discount will be $285.00 a small price to pay for privacy. I will post the link and pictures in several days.

1% of the profits will be donated to SCC to help with his migrain (sp) medication after reading all this crap.

SCC will receive a free sample wallet to use at his/her discretion just send a small shipping and handling fee of $278.62.

10/09/2006 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only one's that have to fear GPS are the gangbangers and criminals that came on the job for all the wrong reasons.

10/09/2006 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes...OPS head resigns.

Taken from the Chicago Tribune on-line:

He added that the city will spend an additional $1 million next year on new technology that will enable residents to file complaints online and help the police department keep closer track of possible officer misconduct.

On another note: If GPS gets installed on tact cars how will the 015th district tact cars be able to dine in the 018th district?

10/09/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GPS is one way the CPD knows where our people should by or shouldn't be. As far as the unmarked vehicle go, I am a firm beliver that all unmarked's should have a license plate designed and states CHICAGO POLICE on it with the car's outside number as the plate number.
Here's why. Everybody out here knows a squad car. The city buys cars for everybody meaning the different agencies. Example; dept. of housing and the rest of the civilians who also drive these cars with M-plates and the POLICE INTERCEPTOR markings on the rear of the car.
With a Chicago Police license plate (kind of like the State Police have on ALL their cars) this is already admisable and recognized in the courts that joe shithead was stopped by ba semi-marked police vehicle and big brother can keep an eye on those other M plate cars, even if the police from the burbs stop in to do something nasty.
Besides, having a license plate like this sure would cut down on the amount of time looking for the right car and guessing if the keys you have are to this car. Just look at the plate.
So don't sweat the GPS if your an honest and working person.

10/09/2006 04:34:00 PM  
Blogger frhe sjgg said...

Very sad...
As bad as when Miranda came into being.
As bad as when 'dismissed on a technicality' became standard in a courtroom and the felon laughed while he congratulated his lawyer.
The job is becoming more and more thankless and less and less humane.

Be Safe Ou There -- to anyone who hasn't asked for their retirement yet.

Sincerely,
Anne Elizabeth

10/09/2006 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous alice said...

just announced on channel 5 news...
The head of OPS will step down next month.
and....
Da' Mayor intends to spend up to $1,000,000 to develope new ways to address officer misconduct, to include developing a way to file complaints online...
Not at all suprised about the first part, however, how is the J/O going to sign the (legally required) affidavit online?

This actually sounds like more of a pain in the a$$ for the Sgt's then it will be for the workers, as they will have to do the follow-up to the "virtual CR".

Then again, I'm sure the bangers and dealers will not have the time to log on and file their complaints, what with all the homework those kids get nowadays.

10/09/2006 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought we discussed this GPS stuff a couple of months ago?

10/09/2006 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YouTube just got bought by Google for 1.65 billion. I'm offering you (SCC) right now $1.65 "deal or no deal".

10/09/2006 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous alice said...

Correction, the head of OPS apparently has already resigned.

10/09/2006 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop your whining! GPS has been talked about for as long as I've been around and that's 10+ years. If it comes so be it. Yeah on a rare occasion I have stopped into a Walgreens to pick something up. My presence in there makes that a "premise Check" if anyone were to check on it. No I don't go far outside on the district, but if someone were to ask, I think something like, "I was following a car that just didn't look right, I know I went out of the district just a bit, but I thought those guys were up to something, then they went into the Mc D's so I decided to watch them to make sure they weren't doing anything like holding the place up. After a short period of surveillance, I left and never notified OEC because nothing happened." This isn't hard guys, it might just force some of the dumber cops to become creative, and we all know the creative cop is the most dangerous...

10/09/2006 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't an FOP Representative on the OPS Director selection panel?

10/09/2006 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what. Let them install GPS. Big deal. Oh, I forgot, all the wannabe, "real" police cry babies need something new to maon and groan and fill their little diapers about.

No more haging out in the clubs, no more hanging out at Starbucks, or the book stores, or running all of your personal errand while you are supposed to be actually working.

No more lying about where you really grabbed that oh so great one bag pinch.

Yep, all the little children on this job will be forced to finally act like adults and work for a living. Oh boo hoo hoo.

Bring it on. GPS for all!

10/09/2006 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 10/08/2006 11:35:14PM

For God's sake man, why would you say that this arguably unwelcome news is unconstitutional. This is as goofy as the other guy wanting to use the "privileges and immunities" clause protecting migrating welfare recipients to claim that the residency requirement is unconstitutional. You people seem to hate lawyers but it is clear you would not get very far without us-especially when you get in trouble.

10/09/2006 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness. Finally my hard earned tax money will be spent on something useful. You cops need to be watched. Doing whatever you want and trying to get away with it. You need more supervision and OPS to ride with you daily. Now us citizens can track you too. The only smart ones are the clout babies. You keep complaining and they keep getting promoted,HaHa...

10/09/2006 07:06:00 PM  
Blogger Sabian said...

Well, the two Summit....I mean Chicago/Summit crew was seen trolling around the 7200 block of West 63rd again on Friday night. Originally it was beat 811, then it was in beat 813 (if it is the same two), and Friday night it was......814! Long way from LeClaire Court boys. If they sent these guys way up to 016, they'd hop on 294 to come back. What a joke. If anybody needs a GPS, it is those 2 goofs. My partner said they were double-parked on 63rd about 250 feet west of the intersection of 63rd & Harlem. No light. Just parked in a "No Parking Zone" but, in SUMMIT. Can't wait for them to take some heat. Go to work boys!

10/09/2006 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait til they introduce video camera tac lights on the end of your gun. They'll activate when you draw your gun and will have write protection so they can't be erased. Think of all those witnesses (other coppers gun cams)at the scene of your shooting. They'll record how many shots you fired and can be downloaded by Internal Affairs on scene...It's coming!!!!!

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

GPS at work or Chicago City Inspector Office for living out of the city, etc. Big brother with a job to be had, yours.

I doubt the city will go full fledge on GPS, since they manage to fail full fledged on everything else they institute. This is Chicago for crying out loud. If your working and where your suppose to be something which was required and expected of you all along then there's no problem. Who cares if you stop at the store on your time. No one said you can't get a cup of coffee on their time. Hell even your cell phone carrier knows where you are.

I would like to see the GPS on all the exempts and boss's cars, GPS should put Inspectors out of a job not a bad thought. Does anyone really think this will prevent the use of your personal vehicle, etc. while your working? The Breakers will always find a way around GPS. Corrupt is as corrupt does.

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

Two things here, swipe not tied to payroll and I'm sure one can sign an affidavit on line for the let me Laugh out loud independent OPS crew under CPD rule. There are a few shhhhhhhh police in OPS shuffling paper aka files of CR# etc. One of Eddie Burkes limited duty open CR's (plural) made body guard detail came right out of shhhhhhhh OPS, where his main job was to gas up and oil the OPS boss's car. Ya gotta love Chicago.

10/09/2006 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous little brother said...

Hey Sabian ,

Get a fucken life . Moron ! Who cares where 811, 813 & 814 are parked.

10/09/2006 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The end of the gun is coming. Just watch the election. The ban is near!!

10/09/2006 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about GPS on our tax dollars so we can see who where it all goes. Or to whom...pwtpybgr

10/09/2006 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SABIAN: Did you have to go to Stool Pidgeon School or were you born with the skill?

10/09/2006 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lil mayor Retardo wants the citizens to be able to complain about police on line.

I wonder if they will accept complaints about him and his corrupt administration?

10/09/2006 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OPS: The very first guy Daley named to help pick the new OPS boss is some slimeball shyster who hates the police. Way to go Richie, you asshole.

Honest Eddie Burke will probably be number two picked.

10/09/2006 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: 6:57
Amen Brother. Every time something new comes down the pike its whine, moan, complain, I used to be the real poleece, but now I ain't neva gonna do anotha thang. D'ja hear we gotta have ABS brakes now? Wah wah wah. You know what those motha's doin' to us now? They're putting radios in the car! oh wah! They want us to wear the radios now! Boo hoo.
Puleez, shut yer trap and do yur job. The ones who always complain about sh#t ain't never done nothin'. We already know you ain't done a thing, you don't need no 'cuses.
I'm lookin forward to seein the special units sh#t on themselves. Sorry boyz, welcome to the real world of police work. No more 4 hour lunches and watchin bears games at the crib.

10/09/2006 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous blue shirt/gray beard said...

The sky is falling!!!! The sky is falling!!!!

Get a grip already! Who do you think is going to be watching the GPS shit? Do you really think that if you are even remotely close to where you are supposed to be that this is going to be a problem?

Yeah, certain people who like to dine three or four districts ( or suburbs ) away from where they are supposed to be might have to change their palate a bit, other than that, do what you're supposed to and ya got no worries.

Be safe and work smart!

10/09/2006 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous STRIPPEDANDLOVINGIT said...

FUNNY SCC YOU CAN PUT IN YOUR PUT DOWN COMMENT ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT BUT I HAVE NOTICED WHEN I SCRIBBLE SUM DRIBBLE ON YOUR BLOG YOU DONT POST IT. I DONT MENTION NAMES OR BEATS MAKE ME WONDER.... YOU TAKE IN INFO THEN ACT LIKE YOU CAME UP WITH THE IDEAS... I ALSO NOTICED THAT WHEN A BLACK OFFICER IS LOCKED UP EVERYONE CALLS HER CRAZY OR A SCREW UP BUT WHEN WHITE OFFICER IN SOS GET CAUGHT UP I HEAR LETS GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO PROVE THEMSELVES. OOOPS IM TYPING TO MUCH AGAIN ILL HAVE TO BE MORE INSIGHTFUL WITH POST LIKE HOW R SOS/ WHATS UP W/COMMANDER IN 17.

10/09/2006 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous ex 015th district copper said...

On another note: If GPS gets installed on tact cars how will the 015th district tact cars be able to dine in the 018th district?

10/09/2006 04:22:05 PM

Hey ass munch from 018, where should the coppers from 015 eat, in 015, I think not. Don't worry we only eat there once in awhile, and we won't go to your hair styling salons or your tanning establishments.
Gimme a break why don't you try working once in a while instead of worrying about your restaurants or shopping spots. Pretty soon all you guys are going to have to get another line of bullshit to tell the broads in the bars because the greens are getting torn down. Then what will you tell them I work on Michigan Ave. which is what you should be saying in the first place.

Effective immediately all outside units eat as much as possible in 018.

10/09/2006 11:55:00 PM  
Blogger happyjoyjoyjoy said...

okay i is confused again. monkey please help translate. you guys bitch about supervisors who actually supervise, and then bitch about the supervisors who should have handle the SOS boys. but if they did handle them you would have bitched about that POS Sgt. not minding his own business.
ow, my tiny brain.

10/10/2006 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Sad-But-True said...

RE: CR Numbers & Signed Affidavits

The way the system is currently set up, no one needs to sign anything to lodge a complainant.

It is only after the CR Number is assigned to an investigator/agent/supervisor for investigation that a signature on an affidavit is required (if the complainant can be contacted).

If the complainant refuses to sign the affidavit the CR investigation will usually (but not always) be terminated and classified as unfounded.

RE: GPS

As with almost everything else, it has its pros & cons. Don't get yourselves all bent out of shape about something that hasn't happened yet. If you're doing your job then you having nothing to fear.

RE: Video & Audio Recording

If I had to worry about anything it is the possibility that the department will install continuous recording equipment in squad cars. Not so much concerned about the video portion, as I firmly believe that it will be an asset and invaluable law enforcement tool.

What I am concerned about, is the possiblity that this same equipment may also continuously record audio.

Again, if you're not doing anything wrong then there's nothing to worry about. However, the thought that my conversations will be recorded (even if it's only about the weather) is more than a bit disturbing. I realize that there is no true expectation of privacy in the work place, but I can't see that extending to private conversations that are entirely not work related.

Don't you need probable cause and a court order to install electronic eaves-dropping devices?

I don't know how these systems work so I may just be spouting a lot of hot air. I remember many, many years ago there was a pilot program with video and audio equipment in squad cars. On those systems, the video and audio were link to the lightbar control. Turning on the lightbar activated the video and audio recorder.

Does anyone actually know how these devices work and what legal precedents there are (if any) concerning the recording of private conversations?

10/10/2006 03:39:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

Dear Stripped

Maybe you aren't submitting the comment properly.

Maybe you aren't as restrained as you think you are in your comments about "monkeys" and "mules" amd "honkeys" and "greasers." Because everyone one of those words sends up red flags over here. Do we miss some? Sure, we're human. But the vast majority get caught and tossed.

Maybe some of your comments are just so offensive to us, we delete them out of habit.

To that we say, oh well.

You're welcome to start your own site. We don't mind. Really. We don't even mind if you post a link here. But your accusations that we steal ideas is just so much nonsense. You think you're the only copper with a gripe against the system? With a sense of racial outrage? With the same problems that have been bitched about over bers for generation? Grow up. We have 15 articles we've written in the hopper here just waiting for an opportunity to post them, but 15 posts in a single day would dilute this blog to the point of insensibility. Just because you happen to have the same idea we did doesn't mean we didn't write an article about it 7 days ago. WE don't need to steal ideas and we solicit opinions regularly.

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

I'll have to agree with the one poster. If you put down blacks or females you got a shot posting.

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

This site has gone done the tubes along with the job.

10/10/2006 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/09/2006 11:55:23 PM

to add to this post we worked cha last night ate in 018 2 018 coppers came in gave us dirty looks so I asked "What is up" they did not reply LOL jerkoff it was still 1/2. Why is it also that when you work cha the 018 coppers drive by and when you wave they just turn their heads. again jerkoffs if we were not here you would have to run in and out of the greens possibly messing up your rush street hairdo!

10/10/2006 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soooooooo SCC, what the heck is racial outrage...never heard of this term???????

....You think you're the only copper with a gripe against the system? With a sense of racial outrage?

10/10/2006 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, for one, care very much WTF 811, 813 and 814 are doing in Summit. Thney should be watching my house and preventing the f'ing burglars from hitting our garages every night. They should be challenging smokey joe while he dropps off rocks and blows to the 8th District hype's door every night. They should be locking up the round-headed Poles on Archer when they wrap their cars around a 'fixed' pole. NOT sitting in F'ing Summit, looking at the trim comming out of the 'Studio 63'. Asshats. Way to go, Jags! Thanks for looking out for your own!

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

About 4 years ago, Motorola was working on putting GPS in the radios, which makes more sense if someone is calling a 10-1. It's better to know where the officer is than where the car is. Unfortunately, it drained the battery too much. They would only last about 3-4- hours. I have not heard that has been remedied, so now the department is putting GPS in the cars. But when Motorola figures it out, there's no doubt we'll have that.

10/10/2006 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sabian-
I live near there, and have seen those guys in the area. What is it exactly that they do? Ask them if writing a few traffic tickets is beneath them.
Or are they just waiting for the 1's & 4's coming across 63rd?

10/10/2006 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous strippedandlovingit said...

FAIR ENUFF SCC I DID NOT LOOK AT IT THAT WAY. ILL TRY TO KEEP MY POST MORE REFINED.

RACIAL OUTRAGE IS KINDA STRONG???
CHOW PLAYA

10/10/2006 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous disgusted with disgusted & Sabian said...

To all who care about where 811,813,& 814 go or are parked . Like any of you stay on your beats without traveling all over your assigned Dist. Get a life. every copper moves around the dist. and some leave the dist. So what.
Sabian & Disgusted in area 5 should get together and tell War stories. Maybe one of you Fucken Morons can come up with something interesting.

10/10/2006 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard through the grapevine
(or gossipvine) that Cmdr. Guiliford will eventually fall from grace, and fall on the Dept.'s
axe to keep the SOS scandal from reaching Teflon Tobias. Any truth to this? Just asking...

10/11/2006 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/11
5:08am
Somebody please tell me who keeps protecting that piece of shit Radke? That asshole should have been fired so many times all I can figure is he must have pics of one of the Daleys fucking dogs or something. Throw Radke on the sword to save Tobias that will almost make up for all the shit that back stabbing drunk piece of shit got away with for years. Not to worry rumor is he will be 63 soon then he will sit at home in his diapers and drink himself to death.

10/11/2006 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Sabian said...

Wow! A little nerve striking and some forget the subject: Big Brother and the pro's and cons of GPS.

This is a blog and as I understand it, we are free to post what we know, think, feel. Everyone is enttled to that. You may not like what is said but everyone has a right here.

As far as that post. The marked units 811, 812, and 814 were all on different nights but may be the same two officers in those different beat cars.

Point 1...Being off your beat is a no brainer. But, sitting in another town, in a city vehicle, on the street with no hazards flashing is UNSAFE, not doing what you took an oath to do, and getting paid to do nothing is unprofessional and an insult. I am sure they haven't called that they are on a personal in the 7200 blk of west 63rd. We don't have a zone 6 radio so we don't know. But, it's just funny how every time we go to party, there sits 2 guys eyeing the skirts coming and going....IN SUMMIT. Makes CPD look real good to the citizens.

Point 2...People here don't read everything and if you lived or worked in 008 then you would already know about this. It's not a secret. Others have talked about and posted about them here at SCC before.

Point 3...I am going to enjoy the day while others work on their ulcers over my post. Sorry you are digusted. This is my final post here at SCC. I'm gone.

10/11/2006 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GPS, even for the hard workin, nose to the grindstone ppo will become your worst nightmare. trust me...why were you sitting there? howwww fast were you going?? howwww slow were you going?? why did you take that route? even though you may be able to justify all of your actions, it is an extra large PAIN IN THE ASS!

10/11/2006 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back the days when Beat 1919 could turn their Beat Tag upside down and become Beat 6161 and go ANYWHERE!

10/11/2006 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can bring in gps, and video camera tact lites. But you can only push a rat in the corner for so long. Apparently the city forgets they forced all the newbees to have a college education before applying. The kids with 5 yrs or less on the job can kiss this job good bye and find themselves a good job, whereas if they fuc* up they don't look at penitentiary time. Don't need a babysitter 24/7.

10/11/2006 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sabian ,
Sounds like they struck a nerve. Well no one wanted you in the first place . So you can go and never rerurn. Also it proves a point. You are a fucken moron !!!!

10/11/2006 01:32:00 PM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

"strippedandlovingit" (10:50pm) forgot one thing on his comments.

He forgot to add - "THIS IS THE ZODIAC SPEAKING. UP TO THE END OF OCT I HAVE DISABLED 7 GPS DEVICES I HAVE GROWN RATHER ANGRY WITH THE POLICE FOR THEIR TELLING LIES ABOUT ME."

10/11/2006 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GPS, another SPY on the police tool.
Remember, the taxpaying citizens of the City of Chicago pay for the City of Chicago's Police Cars, and THEY, are the "True Owners". Now, why doesn't our alderman, mayor, the Liberal News Media, etc; ask the taxpaying Citizens of our City what they would rather have their TAX DOLLARS spent on,
Eavesdropping on Chicago Cops, or using the money to catch MURDERERS, ROBBERS, RAPISTS, DRUG DEALERS, CHILD MOLESTERS,ETC ????? The City's allowed to know where "Their?" car is all the time??? THATS A GOOD ONE ASSHAT !!! I think all the taxpayers are allowed to know where the Mayor's and Alderman's cars are at all the time, as they pay for,via THEIR taxes, and subsequently, in reality OWN those cars. So how about it? We GPS the Mayor's and the Aldermans cars FIRST ! After all, they have the Decades long proven pattern of Corruption, still going strong as of today.

10/11/2006 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GPS's are messing up the emergency equiptment system as well as the starters. You should see the gang banger looking fools putting these systems in the cars.

10/16/2006 12:28:00 PM  

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