Friday, November 17, 2006

This Thing Gets a Shotgun?

Where's ours?
  • Channel 2: Chicago now has its own RoboCops just like in the movies. City officials are touting the arrival of three new robots the city will use to diffuse bombs.
  • Channel 7: The Chicago device is armed with a water cannon but on the web page the manufacturer says it may also be armed with a shotgun.
Now we know where some of the money "saved" via understaffing is going - four robots at $135,000 a piece. Which mayor's cousin is the vendor for these things? Or lobbyist for the firm? Or connected party - because someone is making money off this. It's the Chicago way!

UPDATE: Technical problems at the roll out.

91 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:

Now that the elections are over I read that the state legislators voted themselves an almost 10% pay raise. State Sen. Ricky Hendon stated essentially that because he fought hard to increase the state minimum wage for his constituants, that he too deserves a pay raise, stating "I work my Butt off!"

Are you listening FOP?

You better see that these state legislators approve any of our pending(pension legislation) bills, AND that these alder-creatures give us a raise, not just a dollar amount.. BUT, a C.O.L.A. (cost-of-living-adjustment) just like they approved for themselves earlier this year.

This is getting out-of-hand with these ass-wipes only enriching themselves at our expense!

11/16/2006 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yea..and this robot is a "dog-ass"..it appears that it failed miserably at the press conference/demonstration.

The superintendant was stuttering almost as badly as the mayor..PRICELESS!

11/16/2006 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on Ch. 2 that they were paid for by Homeland Security funds...

11/17/2006 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT ELSE IS NEW????????

11/17/2006 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

135K per robot? Paaaaleeese.....The CPD had to go thru the procurement process. The manufacturer of these robots is he/she a minority business contractor? By the time these got into the hands of the CPD they cost about at least 175K.

The City doesnt usually buy straight from the manufacturer. They go thru a middle-man that is usually a Mebeweebee (minority/woman owned business enterprise) that has jumped thre the hoops. That way the city can disavow any appearance of impropirity(sp).

11/17/2006 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea right FOP will fight for a big raise. Grease your bungholes.

11/17/2006 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to know they spend over one half of a million dollars on some robots.

How about PDT's that WORK for the guys in the streets, not even asking for the Toughbooks with I-Clear because only a select few districts have those?

How about shotguns/rifles for the working police? Wouldn't even cost the city a dime, we'll buy them and qualify out of our own pocket. No, we'll have to wait until a few of us get gunned down in the streets before it will even be brought up. Even then it will get rejected because the ministers and reverands who deliver the votes to the corrupt democratic machine don't want the odds to be evened.

How about hiring more PO's? Oh, I forgot. According to Phil, we have 13,500! How stupid of me. Even if the number is more like 8,000 and even then how many thousands of those don't work the street.

How about a CPD firing range in the city that PO's can use 24/7. Godforbid we are allowed to stay proficiant with our firearms, we may actually kill more people in shootings and the city will have to pay out more money to the shitbag families.

How about a state of the art gym that PO's can use 24/7. Not that delapitated dump at Homan Square that you can only use a few hours a day. Lest we forget we all work different watches. Again, how stupid of me, all CPD coppers are in GREAT shape!

11/17/2006 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that piece o' crap has a water cannon, then where's the water tank? It probably has a tank capacity equal to your average super-soaker watergun.

LOOK OUT CRIMINALS!! THE SUPER-SOAKER ROBOT IS COMING TO GET YOU!!

OH NOOOOOOOOooooooo!!!!!

11/17/2006 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wondered what happened to my old erector set.

11/17/2006 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was great to see on Chicago Tonight that it took a minute and a half for this thing to climb up two stairs. $405,000.00 well spent

11/17/2006 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:

Some drunken asshole struck a 025th district officer tonight about 0130hrs while he was standing outside on a street stop at Pulaski/Altgeld.

He’s going to Masonic Hospital. Please keep him in your prayers.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!! Remember.. after midnight at least 70% of these pieces of shit out here are high or drunk.

11/17/2006 02:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That robot is money well spent
In hazardous situations it could save lives. Our and the public's

$135K really isnt too outrageous to settle an HBT or a bomb situation with no PO's getting hurt

Once in a while despite his evil intentions the mayor gets it right

11/17/2006 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats next...the ED 209???

11/17/2006 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This equipment is long overdue for the department. the bottom line is this is the kind of gear that may not obviously benefit all of us, but it just may save an officer's live one day and we should be glad to have it.

11/17/2006 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robots!?!
We can't get radio batteries that last over 6 hrs !!!

11/17/2006 04:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic I know, but what ever happened to our helicopter? Is it still being retrofitted? What about the second one the Department was buying? When if ever will it be available 27/7?

11/17/2006 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just heard that the robots will be programed to write parkers and hold seat belt missions.

11/17/2006 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This equipment is long overdue for the department. the bottom line is this is the kind of gear that may not obviously benefit all of us, but it just may save an officer's live one day and we should be glad to have it.

11/17/2006 03:06:13 AM

give me a fucking break you must be a supervisor. feeding us a line of shit "it just may save an officer's live one day and we should be glad to have it,"

11/17/2006 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on people you bitch about not having modern equipment and then you bitch when we get it. Sounds like you just like to bitch.

11/17/2006 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will work really it will.
Just like our helicopter does and the promise that we'll be a
paperless department. Even our helicopter has abused the medical and has been off for some time.
lol

11/17/2006 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the cameras that were supposed to hear and alert us to a gunshot? Has anyone been alerted to a gunshot via a camera lately?

11/17/2006 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if this thing gets to many cr's and trr reports will it get sent to a district to work the watch?

11/17/2006 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What??? People in 025 don't drive drunk after midnight. Never!!

Seriously, I heard the officer has a broken leg and has gone home. I'm glad he/she is ok.

The civilian died last night from the squad car accident which happened on the south side. No seatbelt, she ran the red light, and failure to yield to emergency vehicle. Copper treated, released.

11/17/2006 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous The View said...

Heard that copper from 025 is doing ok at Illinois Masonic.
God does work miracles....on to other things. Yeah, I heard the guy who struck the copper was drunk also. But has anyone seen the recent stats of DUI's written per District? Just about every District is down from last year, with a few exceptions. Remember, the drunk driver you decide to give a pass to could be the one to bring tragedy to your own front door. We're getting close to the time of year when there are more of them on the road. If you stop them and they're impaired, remove them from the streets. You just might save another cop's life in the process.

11/17/2006 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched the press conference for the robots at Navy Pier from a distance. It WAS rather embarrassing....

11/17/2006 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of a middle person that would love to get her hands on this deal...

Just ask Patti Blagojevich

11/17/2006 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's long overdue? Computers that work everyday, now that's some equipment that's long overdue. The number of HBT/Bomb & Arson jobs where officers lives can be saved vs. everyday officer safety(info officers need about the people they are dealing with.) Anybody checkout Pam Zekman throwing a monkey wrench into the press conference? She hounded Cline all the way out.

11/17/2006 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tarfet has a smaller version in the toy section that also dances and does old school break dances. Its only 299.00. I am sure we could fix it up with a sqirt gun .If these robots are like the new recruits they will be looking for a desl spot somewhere right away. " May I help you?" I hope the city knows that it will gain 80 pounds and sleep with half the sgts.

11/17/2006 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was told that the Academy range is now open on 1st watch.
Does anyone have info on this?

11/17/2006 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everone like how state lawmakers just voted and passed their 13% pay raise? Nice that we can't even get a cost of living hike because it is too damned expensive to own a house/live in this city.

After mortgages, property taxes, city stickers, private school tuition, highest taxes in the nation on everything from gas to "entertainment" taxes (my personal favorite), etc. most coppers are lucky to have two nickels to rub together at the end of the day.

I see St Charles PD is hiring at $50k a year. Suburbs don't look too bad these days.

11/17/2006 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how many officers will take advantage of the 100 rounds per calendar year of ammo (compliments of the city) we now get to use at the range. Coppers all bitch, but I guarantee you, knowing coppers, that minimal use of this program will made. Also, the academy is renovating the workout area and according to the ADS when it is done it will have Bally type equipment and be available 24/7. Let's see how many people will take advantage of that, or will they just move on and bitch about something else? Just a thought.

11/17/2006 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't suprise me that they trust a machine with a shotgun and won't even let us keep em in the trunk.

A Bank of America type shoot out is gonna happen here in the City of Chicago and when dozens of coppers are dead, wounded badly, or just generally fucked up about it, the department might do something about it. Chicago had a record number of bank robberies this year and there are no signs of slowing down, especially now that Christmas is coming.

One or two SORT are not gonna do the job based on geography of the city. This is not a rip on the SORT cars, but these asshole drivers do not give a sh*t about us and they will not move out of the way when our mars lights are on. Unless these cars are close to the shootout, there will be tragic results. Just imagine if a lone beat car pulled those ass wipes about to do the hit with the AK, we would be at a copper funeral for sure. We are outgunned.

We are all grown-ups here and I would be willing to actually purchase a shotgun and attend training with my own money if I could have one in the trunk.

11/17/2006 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Frank took what seemed an eternity to get up the first step and stumbled on the second before falling backward. Fortunately, it never did tip over.
But the demonstration was so painfully slow, it was tough to envision Frank easily doing what Cline said the robot could do: Locate suspicious devices, defuse bombs, detect hazardous chemicals or send messages and food to suspects and captives in hostage situations.

Afterward, Trotter was visibly annoyed.

Mike Gerhardstein, commanding officer of the bomb squad, was hard-pressed to explain the robot's stumbles.

"Part of the reason was the steps are kind of rickety. Secondly, there was carpeting on the steps and it was slipping on the carpet. That's a very tough challenge for them to go up," Gerhardstein said."
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Well good to know with the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent, these robots cannot even move on carpet. Godforbid it encounters a STAIR!

So which Daley relative has a stake in this robot company?

This city is a fucking joke.

11/17/2006 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let me see any of the NUMEROUS television clips where Phil remarks that the Chicago Police Department leads the nation in technology.

Perhaps after that one we can see the one where he says we have 13,500 officers!!

11/17/2006 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey FOP, where are the Sgt test results? It's only been like half a year!
It can't take 35/Michigan that long to alter the list to their liking.....

11/17/2006 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

danger will robinson danger!!!!!

11/17/2006 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPRINGFIELD -- With the election behind them, senators on Thursday gave themselves and other top elected and appointed officials a pay raise of nearly 10 percent.

The move by the state Senate came a day after members approved a dollar-an-hour increase in the state's minimum wage, an action several lawmakers used to justify fatter wallets for themselves.


"When I fight for a minimum wage increase for everyone else, I need to fight for myself," said Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood), who sponsored the increase in the state's minimum wage.

The lowest-paid rank-and-file lawmaker would see a $5,524 boost in pay, to $63,143 a year. Legislative leaders would receive a pay hike of $7,762, to $88,719.

"We are underpaid," said Sen. Rickey Hendon (D-Chicago). "If you reject a raise for yourself, you're saying you're not worth it. And I don't know about all of you, but I worked my butt off for the people of the 5th District, and I deserve this little cost-of-living" increase.

11/17/2006 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to know the 025 copper's injuries are not life threatening. Here's hoping a speedy recovery.

11/17/2006 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/17/2006 02:32:42 AM

Amen. A speedy recovery to this officer. In keeping with the politically correct 025 Commander, he will be sending a "Have a great recovery" card, instead of a "Get Well" card.

11/17/2006 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger kwas9811 said...

Here's some food for thought.
On Monday, 20Nov06, both 005 & 016 (as well as Traffic) will be live on the "in car video". What this means is that when the lite bar goes on, so does the video and audio recorders. That means if, a PO (or family there of) is pulled over for a traffic offense, those little green traffic contacts cards are going to have to be filled out and submitted. That's because when the stop record button is pushed, either a ticket number, event number, or contact control number is suppose to be entered along with the "reason for stop code" selected.
It also means please understand our plight, because soon enough these cameras are coming to a car near you.

11/17/2006 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used to settle a HBT incident?

That has to be on of the dubest ideas I have ever heard. What exactly will this thing do? It has no mobility and probably moves less than 3 miles and hour. That would just make our normal HBT incidents 7 hours instead of 4

11/17/2006 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC:

Officer struck by auto is okay; Sure enough.. a suburban asshole looking to buy dope on the westside.

The story is on the Trib's website

www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/newsroom/chi-061117cop-accident,1,5085621.story?coll=chi-news-hed

11/17/2006 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Radio batteries that only last 6 hours??
That is perfect for the coppers working TRU or SOS, they don't need batteries that last 8 hrs.

11/17/2006 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can that thing fold up and sit in the passenger seat so i can use some comp time?

11/17/2006 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, how about a thread on Tactical Readiness or Tactical Advantages. Have officers share there ideas to help other officers stay safe on the street. I'll offer two: 1) too many officers have there knives exposed, without any safety, to the common criminal. Remember that should you get into a wrestling match your knife is another weapon that you have to be concerned about and maintain control. Have it somewhere that is not visible to the general public, but easily accessible to you. I keep mine inside my waistband, by the zipper. Away from others yet accessible to me and 2) when a bank has a "hold up" alarm the officer, after recieving the dispatch, should have the zone contact the bank and have an employee step outside to make contact with the responding officer(s). My concern is that in a city like Chicago, with bank robberies on the rise, one of us are going to walk into a bank robbery/hostage situation. If the bank employee doesn't meet the officer we then know to proceed with greater caution or possibly have a bank robbery/hostage situation. Stay safe and buckle up.

11/17/2006 03:25:00 PM  
Blogger anon ymous said...

Why did the channel 7 report keep calling this thing a robo-cop. Its used to defuse bombs. The whole robo-cop thing implies that its going to be out there hopping over fences and busting bad guys. I guess it took 2 mins to climb some stairs. Useful this tool is but its still got a cop on one end of it telling it what to do. In no way does it remind me of robo-cop. And how does it make the streets safer? Again its not like its out there patroling on its own.

11/17/2006 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that a pistol, or are you happy to see me ?

11/17/2006 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give me a pen with ink to fill out my furlough bid, yeah baby the last piece of legit in this dirty, lying, who yeah know/who yeah blow, my moma / my daddy da boss says so, so for all you clout babies and inside kool-aid drinkers, eat me I got what you want senority !!!!!!!!!!!

11/17/2006 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 expensive robots, more and more camera's, gps, etc etc etc. how about hiring more police instead of all that woooing the public bullshit. we're at war out there and we need more manpower asap.

11/17/2006 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that the only thing slower than that "bot" going up the 2 stairs is Cline trying to do it.

11/17/2006 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gort, Klaatu barada nikto"

11/17/2006 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many bombs do we defuse a year to constitute spending $400,000 on these tonka toys. That's 400 AR-15's we just lost because Daley doesn't have any friends/ relatives at BUSHMASTER.

11/17/2006 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all cops out there major accidents doesnt give two shits about beat cops. from the accident yesterday m.a.i.u didnt stay to go for the felony upgrade for the dui.....they blew it off...."it can be upgraded at court" Fuck You! state's attorneys office had to call them back to the scene...if it was a p.o. involved in an accident like that i'll bet you they wont tell the victim you can upgrade it later....fuck major accidents....dog ass mother fuckers......

11/17/2006 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In SOS we use batteries that last
ohhhhhhhh, 1hr 18min.....

11/17/2006 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see St Charles PD is hiring at $50k a year. Suburbs don't look too bad these days.

11/17/2006 10:43:59 AM
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Made the mistake of looking at new construction in the burbs! hahahah we live like SH!T. $450,000 for a ranch on the NW side my B^LLS!

The only problem is that most PDs don't take laterals.

11/17/2006 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are all grown-ups here and I would be willing to actually purchase a shotgun and attend training with my own money if I could have one in the trunk.

11/17/2006 10:53:41 AM
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If YOU can than EVERYONE can. Think about that......

11/17/2006 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 1:56:18,
Go f#%k yourself. You obviously don't know shit about TRU, it's 8 for 8 over there, you punk.

11/17/2006 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Crimefiles News Blog:

Friday, November 17, 2006
More Fallout on the Hiding Homicides Story In Chicago

A copper friend of mine recently made a telling statement about WBBM-TV’s Top Gun Investigative Reporter, Pam Zekman. “She’s like the ACLU, you hate her until you need her”, said an old North Side, now Area 3 robbery dick.

Zekman caught up with Chicago Police Superintendent, Phil Cline and Mayor Daley. I never saw Cline run so fast as he did with Zekman chasing him and biting at his chubby ankles. The exchange was one of the more memorable moments for me in television news history. Zekman laid her evidence right before Daley and Clines’s blinking eyes. What could they possibly say now?

Sit back and watch but don’t have any food or drinks around because they may well wind up on the floor!

11/17/2006 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous A MALE said...

ANOTHER OFF TOPIC:

I couldn't even tell you the content of the story but the Chicago police released the description of an offender, being a MALE WHITE-HISPANIC. Fine...ok...thats good, at least we have a race description. Why is it (AND i KNOW IT'S BEEN DISCUSSED BY SCC BEFORE) that when it is a male BLACK, the media only says "MALE" are we not suppose to know it's a male black? Is it a guessing game? Should all MALES be suspect? IF YOU ARE GOING TO PUT OUT A DESCRIPTION OF AN OFFENDER, SHOULDN'T SPECIFICS BE A FACTOR??? What are these people afraid of ??? Will the westside pastors bitch?

11/17/2006 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC BUT VERY IMPORTANT!

I work 016, and as of Monday we will be "wired". Let me explain. ALL patrol cars in 016 will have lightbar activated camera AND audio recording, up to 1000 feet from the squad. This is very very bad. The WC is tasked with monitoring the activities of the cars and all traffic stops will be recorded and achived. Even if we give our fellow officers and their families a "pass" the incident will be recorded. A green card MUST be completed, and the WC will be nit-picking our decisions. If you are a drinker BEWARE!!!, if you are one of those hold the badge out the window and wave types...BEWARE!!! reckless drivers...BEWARE!!! If you simply can't shut-up telling about where you work and for whom, BEWARE!!! The mayor is out to screw the only republican ward in the city, and as many city workers as he can. I must repeat, this is VERY BAD!!! Why the exempt knuckleheads down town chose 016 defies the imagination, and by the way Einsteins WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE IN THIS DISTRICT, WE WILL BE USING THIS ON YOU AND YOUR TOO!!!!
And of course the routine question WHERE IS THE UNION!!!
I often wonder if they can make this job suck more than it does now, and sure as hell, they manage to out do every fuckup with a bigger one. This has to be the biggest turd floated in modern times. We, the officers of 016 will be CRed for not doing our jobs ( read ticket slow down), or not using our lights, or disabling them, or not reporting that they are disabled, etc. The supervisors will be disciplined for not hammering us PO's, and inspectors will be second guessing any "discretion" we extend.
You think I exagerate, READ THE ORDER!!! this is typical Huberman gay paranoia gone wild. YOU ARE WARNED!!!

11/17/2006 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Radio batteries that only last 6 hours??
That is perfect for the coppers working TRU or SOS, they don't need batteries that last 8 hrs.

11/17/2006 01:56:18 PM
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....ya, they need radio to last 8 hrs and 35 mins!

11/17/2006 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are thos a$$hole lawmakers going to lower our real estate taxes that crept up 35% ?? They are supposed to re-visit that issue at this session, or are they going to let that fall through??

11/17/2006 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow 8:59!!!!

PUNK?????

You should get a couple of years on, grow some chin whiskers, lad, then come back and talk trash.

Go hide behind your mommy, now.

The reason the Districts are so short is because TRU is manned over budget....WAAAAAY over budget.
You kids wouldn't know the first thing about real policing if it smacked you in the face. You guys/gals are just so new, they have brainwashed you. GOD forbid you ever have to answer a domestic. You wouldn't know what to do.
Isn't it past your bedtime?

11/17/2006 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Radio batteries that only last 6 hours??
That is perfect for the coppers working TRU or SOS, they don't need batteries that last 8 hrs.

Yes you are right because we are in the station on arrests half the night..mush head.
They give this job to anyone these days..city that works HA

11/17/2006 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You kids wouldn't know the first thing about real policing if it smacked you in the face. You guys/gals are just so new, they have brainwashed you. GOD forbid you ever have to answer a domestic. You wouldn't know what to do.
Isn't it past your bedtime?

11/17/2006 11:23:17 PM

Real Policing is going to a domestic?
O.K. I'll keep doing the fake shit stopping cars.
Love Kid!!! Don't forget to go for that upgrade salty vet

11/17/2006 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is long overdue, I worked in Boston before coming here and had to diffuse a bomb. I almost ran out of time trying to figure out which wire to cut....red, blue? I got it right and tragedy was averted, but man was I scared. Bomb diffusing is not for the faint of heart.......which is why I'm feared on the west side. I AM A TOTAL BADASS!!!!

11/18/2006 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats the union say about this? Robots taking work from Bomb and Arson, whats next? I swear this union is soooo fucking weak. We're all gonna be outta jobs soon and robots will be running the city. I guess none of you dummies saw Terminator. Thats all we need, giant pissed off Austrian robots running around killing mother fuckers. I'm shooting anyone I see on a motorcycle from now on claiming officer safety

11/18/2006 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHOTGUNS for robots? Why the hell aren't we trusted to have a shotgun in the car if we want one?

I can only imagine what's in the trunk of the mayor's and Burke's valet's cars.

11/18/2006 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's some food for thought.
On Monday, 20Nov06, both 005 & 016 (as well as Traffic) will be live on the "in car video". What this means is that when the lite bar goes on, so does the video and audio recorders. That means if, a PO (or family there of) is pulled over for a traffic offense, those little green traffic contacts cards are going to have to be filled out and submitted. That's because when the stop record button is pushed, either a ticket number, event number, or contact control number is suppose to be entered along with the "reason for stop code" selected.
It also means please understand our plight, because soon enough these cameras are coming to a car near you.

Big deal, turn it off, the suburbs have had them for years wiht no problems, just don't get mouthy because it will bite you in the ass!

11/18/2006 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should get a couple of years on, grow some chin whiskers, lad, then come back and talk trash.

Go hide behind your mommy, now.

The reason the Districts are so short is because TRU is manned over budget....WAAAAAY over budget.
You kids wouldn't know the first thing about real policing if it smacked you in the face. You guys/gals are just so new, they have brainwashed you. GOD forbid you ever have to answer a domestic. You wouldn't know what to do.
Isn't it past your bedtime?

The unit is not over budget, it's under-manned like everywhere else, the average time on the job in the unit is 4 or 5 years. Most of the personnel in the unit are from working districts, 011, 010, 015, 007, 006, 004 008 so blow it out your ass with your bullshit already, domestics are real tough, someone goes to jail or leaves, period, and before you start, I've been on over 12 yrs, all on the west side.........

11/18/2006 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 07:48
Im not a supervisor
whats your beef with this machine?

You go carry a bomb to where it can be rendered safe

Stick it in your hat so if it goes off, it wont damage anything important

11/18/2006 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Visiting from ISPeeved...
We have in-car video cameras and have had them for a few years now. They are the old analog, VCR based recorder in the trunk kind. The camera is also supposed to be activated when the lightbar gets turned on, but that is easily defeated by a separate on-off switch on the camera itself. Policy requires that all public contacts, whether enforcement or assist, be recorded for officer safety reasons, and to back up the officer in the event that a complaint comes in. Supervisors are to randomly review an officers tape an average of once a month to check for compliance. The in-car cameras have been both a curse and a blessing. When they capture something that helps an officer out they are great, but when the opposite happens, well, it sucks. Hopefully, your officers will continue to be able to exercise discretion by just flipping off the power to the camera. Also, the wireless microphones that are worn by the officer are notorious for malfunctioning. Lastly, we are required to inform the violator that he/she is being recorded at the initial contact. There are lots of issues with these cameras, some good and some not so good. Your officers will quickly learn how to live with this technology without giving up individual discretion or decision making ability.
Stay safe CPD.

11/18/2006 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Radio batteries that only last 6 hours??
That is perfect for the coppers working TRU or SOS, they don't need batteries that last 8 hrs.

11/17/2006 01:56:18 PM"

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We used to get dismissed at 20 minutes after the hour in S.O.S.. What time do YOU get released, on the hour perhaps?

You think you know what you are talking about but you really don't.

The bosses in S.O.S. wanted people available if something happened and the districts needed immediate manpower.

You don't know jack.

11/18/2006 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of the districts are running piece of shit pool cars on the beats. Many dont even have PDTs. And here they come rolling out 135 k robots.....

Sweet Jesus save us!

11/18/2006 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can add to this is...........TRU rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whats up officer? My arrest statistics. Booya!!!!!!!!!!!
All you other girlies go home now.

11/18/2006 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous tru = working police said...

Take it easy on TRU they are busy doing 2 contact cards, fake TRP's and SBM. Keep on truckin 2 year wonders, and remember you are the real Police!

11/18/2006 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 1:56:18,
Go f#%k yourself. You obviously don't know shit about TRU, it's 8 for 8 over there, you punk.

11/17/2006 08:59:18 PM


maybe it's 8 for 8, but the first 3 are spent eating dinner on taylor street.

11/18/2006 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous jerr finns said...

yeah, some of us in SOS needed that extra 20 mins. after the hour to finish stashing the loot from that days' home invasions. stay safe

11/18/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor said Chicago was 1st in advanced technology, right? So how is it that OshKosh use of a roboCop beat us out by 3 yrs. with their own RoboCop from a Homeland Security Grant in 03? Once again were behind times and mimic others.


Apr 10 06
By Jason Allen

When police officers in Oshkosh dealt with Wednesday's dangerous standoff, they brought in some backup from the Brown/Outagamie County bomb squad. A robot the bomb squad bought to handle bombs has become a useful tool for other law enforcement situations, too.

The robot, with its motorized treads, climbed the stairs and entered the Oshkosh home when officers didn't know where the gunman might be.

Purchased in 2003 with a homeland security grant, the 500-pound machine's first purpose was to keep bomb squad members from having to handle potentially-explosive materials by hand.

11/18/2006 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Radio batteries that only last 6 hours??
That is perfect for the coppers working TRU or SOS, they don't need batteries that last 8 hrs

your right because we are in the station on arrests half the time.

11/18/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go f#%k yourself. You obviously don't know shit about TRU, it's 8 for 8 over there, you punk.

11/17/2006 08:59:18 PM


maybe it's 8 for 8, but the first 3 are spent eating dinner on taylor street.


It's always a shame when jealousy rears it's ugly head.....hahahaha
us and the dets. usually have to fight over who will leave last...hahahahaa

11/18/2006 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU Bashing:
If any of you attened the DOC meeting Friday, you would know they made two arrests for a saw-off shotgun and a pistol after a Dick was threaten the night before in 007.

One of the P.O.' got hit by a car chasing one of the banger's and got up and caught him.

They are always seen on the streets like a wolf pack, backing other units up.

11/18/2006 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't know why some of you rag on TRU, they have been by us(015) for a few weeks now and they are out there working, always on stops, foot chases, backing us up, as busy as we've been i'm happy to have them, the more presence the better, their Sgts. are always out there as well coding jobs helping out.

11/18/2006 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We as a department are so far behind other police departments when it comes to technology that it is not even funny.

11/18/2006 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 06:23:03 That merit Sgt, that at one time was in 24 never did any work do u expect him to make his guys work?

11/18/2006 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Electronics and Motor maintainance is going to keep these up and running?

11/19/2006 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And of course the routine question WHERE IS THE UNION!!!

There is no union. Just a bunch a guys with the mayors spooge on their face. FOP will not do a damn thing for us. Face it, the only way to play is to beat these jerks at their own game.

Answer your calls. Make as much paper as you can. Give great Police service for each and every call. Let everything back up. And dont initiate a damn thing on your own. If it wasnt assigned, it didnt happen!

11/19/2006 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I want to know is do the robots get bidding rights?? Are they all going to be on furlo 1a & 1B?

11/19/2006 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEWS FLASH: CITY HALL ANNOUNCED THE MERIT PROMOTION OF ONE OF THE NEW ROBOTS AFTER FINDING OUT IT HAD BEEN ASSEMBLED IN THE 11th WARD.

SGT. ROBOT WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THE 9TH DST. CAPS UNIT!

11/19/2006 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They really keep a close eye on those guys in SOS. You never hear about them being caught dirty.The Supervisors are even bigger political hacks and suckasses than the patrolman.

11/21/2006 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They really keep a close eye on those guys in SOS. You never hear about them being caught dirty.The Supervisors are even bigger political hacks and suckasses than the patrolman.

Sorry you didn't make it over there sarge, maybe next time.

11/21/2006 10:38:00 AM  

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