Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Blame the Police Again

  • (GARY, Ind) A police pursuit ended Monday with the death of a man who had nothing to do with the chase. The man was killed in Gary when the car he was in was cut in half by another car that ran into it. Cornell Yanceny was just driving home when his Cadillac was T-boned with such force it was thrown into a traffic light, and then a tree, and it split in two. Yanceny, who turned 44 last month, was killed instantly.
The article continues in this vein for almost its entirety. Then this line right before the end:
  • The Hobart officer had reportedly lost sight of the PT cruiser several blocks before the accident and stopped his chase
But of course, the blame will fall squarely on the police in this case and not on the offenders.

53 Comments:

Anonymous SICK AND TIRED OF ATTORNEYS said...

The bottom line is this:
Lawyers have ruined our society!
Give them a reason and they'll make it hunting season with a new case on something. A case that never should have gone to court. They will always leech onto where the money is. Wherever there are deep pockets, they'll be digging in with there greasy, filthy hands. Count on this:
What will happen in the near future is that society will go bankrupt supporting lawsuit judgments. Why do you think pensions are drying up? Why do you think health care is so expensive and limited? Small towns will be the first after some copper acting in good faith tries to get a bad guy arrested. Out will pop a lawyer saying this and that and blah da blah da blah! BOOM! The village just lost 50 mil. It's gonna happen, hell, It's happening! ...And it's disgusting!!!

1/30/2007 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to tell you this, but there is really no way to safely curb an autombile using another automobile

Granted, the onus should fall upon the shoulders of the offender, but still the only way to make an offender stop is to make him crash

Granted also, that not chasing may give certain criminals an incentive to speed away from a scene, but is the possbile loss of life and limb to either innocents or to officers worth it?

Sorry boys and girls but we have to put our gonads back in our cargo pants and look at this type of thing

Okay now all the young guys can tell this old man to curl up and die but thats how I got to be an old man. I dont consider myself a dog but I do know my limitations.

Thats why Im an old man and an annuitant.

The loss of innocent life cannot be justified

The cops shouldn't have been chasing
regardless

1/30/2007 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE TOTALITY OF THE CHASE SHOULD REST SOLEY ON THE ONE BEING PURSUID, NOT ON THE HIGHLY TRAINED OFFICER. THE OFFICER WAS NOT AT FAULT AND NOT DRIVING RECKLESS. THE OFFICER WAS MERELY DOING HIS JOB. ALL TOO OFTEN DEPARTMENTS DROP THE BALL AND SEND THE WRONG MESSAGE TO CRIMINALS BY COMING UP WITH THESE RIDICULOUS "NO CHASE POLICIES". IT IS TERRIBLE AND UNFORTUNATE THAT SOMEBODY DIED IN THIS INSTANCE BUT THE FAULT RESTS WITH THE OFFENDER THAT WAS FLEEING THE POLICE.

1/30/2007 02:52:00 AM  
Blogger Truth said...

Wow! Just saw NBC news and they totally blamed the bad guys in the chase not the police...
Lets hope the rest of the media see it that way!

1/30/2007 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous The View said...

I have to agree with Truth. Hold the fleeing offender totally responsible. Charge him with murder, and slam the gates shut forever on the bum. At the same time, we really have to ask ourselves, "is this worth it?" What did this fleeing subject do? Can I justify this in a civil courtroom?
Most of the times, if we're clearly thinking, we already know the answer. A subject who pointed at, or fired a weapon at officers? I'd run him into the ground. Anything else? Gotta take a pause and really consider what and WHY.

1/30/2007 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cornell Yanceny was just driving home when his Cadillac was T-boned with such force it was thrown into a traffic light, and then a tree, and it split in two.


Man. AND he lost the Cadillac?

1/30/2007 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cops shouldn't have been chasing
regardless

1/30/2007 01:11:48 AM


Keep drinking the Kool aid

1/30/2007 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You idiots are sickening, yes indeed blame the police, Chase a hot car and get someone killed.99% of vehicles have insurance what the fuck are you saving. I suppose the sgt that chased the vehicle for stealing 5 dollars and during the chase(on Michigan ave)a women was killed as she walked across the street. Tell her kids she was worth 5 dollars. Putting others in harms way for property is BS. Lawyer's help us without them you got nothing. I will say it again life is worth more then any property. ASK YOUR MOTHER.

1/30/2007 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey old man, maybe your eyes are bad too.....the copper ended his chase.

1/30/2007 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth be told! Tell the rest of us what your life is worth, better yet the family, Kids, Wife, mother, father. Innocent life? Whats your car? worth which one you want to give up. I'm ashamed that you think life is nothing.

1/30/2007 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous daley's puppets said...

The following "Memorandum" appears (verbatim) on a City of Chicago letterhead with the following names in descending order: Richard M. Daley, Mayor; Michael J Picardi, Commissioner, S+S, and Steven Sorfleet, Actg. Dep. Comm., Bureau of Traffic Services, 120 N. Racine Ave. (312)746-6955:

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

MEMORANDUM

DATE: January 22, 2007

TO: All Personnel assigned to T-2

FROM: Steve Sorfleet (signed initials "SS"), Acting Deputy Commissioner

RE: Towing of City Owned Vehicles
__________________________

This is to provide you with an update of our orders related to towing a city owned vehicle. I understand that this policy has been changed many times and I appreciate your patience while we work out the details.

When drivers are patrolling their assigned areas, they may find an unmarked vehicle displaying an M-plate or a vehicle that appears to belong to the police department. They have been instructed to do the following:

1). Contact T2 using their city issued phone.
2). Inform T2 of the license plate number, location and violation.
3). Move onto their next assignment.

You will be responsible for contacting the Chicago Police Operations Command at 745-6300 (on the PAX at 0301 or 0302) and provide them with the license plate number, location and violation. Should they request that the vehicle be towed, please record the name of the person making the request and then contact the driver's supervisor to inform him of the decision.

Please advise all persons calling for a courtesy that we cannot honor the request unless it is for official city business and that the person is working at the location where the courtesy has been requested.

All information related to the above should be documented in the CAD.

(End of "Memorandum")

1/30/2007 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if this poor copper gets suspended...lets show our law enforcement brother some "old school" i mean old school when a cop was in trouble we took care of him regardless of the media and pussy brass..i.e. a perfect example would be the 10-1 benefit for jon burge,pat ohara,and john youcitist at the plumbers hall in 1992..5,000 coppers even under media watch and scrutiny..we are all in the same boat and if it could happen to a small town copper it can happen to us....someone give an update on this copper and if hes in trouble lets show a wave of financial support..be safe...watch each others back and lets pray this copper dont get jammed..

1/30/2007 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic...I really like the idea of starting a grassroots effort to elect Patrick Fitzgerald, currently the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, for Mayor of Chicago. I realize that this will not happen but the message will be loud and clear. Daley will know from who and why this message was sent. This is a world class city that is being ruined be the Democratic Machine...corruption, incompetent managers, high taxes, poor public school, poor public transportation, lack of public safety, just to name a few.

1/30/2007 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always Us never the bad guy! How will it cost the tax payers of that city? If they are run like chicago probaly a lot, as our corporation counsel is so lazy all they do is settle! Typical city shit!

1/30/2007 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should be allowed to PIT offending vehicles, when circumstances allow the best possible safe outcome. And I don't mean safe for the offender, I mean not alot of other vehicles around, no peds, etc.

1/30/2007 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was told that Richie Scotchtape breath was developing a doughnut containing Miller Lite

1/30/2007 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BUT THE FAULT RESTS WITH THE OFFENDER THAT WAS FLEEING THE POLICE.

Well Slick the problem lies in, THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE CHASE IN THEIR TOTALITY

Municipalities are tired of paying out for dummy traffic violation pursuits. Before you get your nose out of joint weigh the purpose of the chase. Was the Mounted Unit Sgt. justified chasing someone thru downtown for a purse snatch,that ultimately resulted in a Chinese pregnant doctor being struck& killed?
WAS IT WORTH IT?

1/30/2007 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9:33
Your type are to blame for the downfall of this country. Keep looking up to lawyers like they're heros, when many and I mean many of them are scum who believe everything in this world revolves around the court rooms. Just remember not to bother the police when, hopefully you are a victim of a crime, call your lawyer let him/her find and deal with the offender.

1/30/2007 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cop shoots, kills alleged home intruder

By David Heinzmann and Tracy Dell’Angela
Tribune staff reporters
Published January 30, 2007, 1:32 PM CST


A Chicago police officer returning home from work this morning shot and killed a 16-year-old youth who police said had broken into the patrolman's South Side house.

When the officer, an 11-year veteran, arrived home at about 8:30 a.m. after working an overnight shift on a public transportation detail, he found the front door of his house ajar, police spokeswoman Monique Bond said.


He entered, heard voices coming from the second floor and went upstairs with his gun drawn. Still in uniform, the officer "announced his office" and confronted an intruder on the second floor, Bond said.

The boy, a student at Fenger Achievement Academy High School, reached into his pocket, and the officer opened fire because he feared he was reaching for a weapon, Bond said.

Police found a knife in the boy's possession, she said. Police were reviewing the shooting today.

Sources familiar with the investigation said a second boy was present at the break-in, and he escaped the house. The boy later showed up for school at Fenger and was arrested by police, the sources said.

Though the incident happened at 8:30 a.m., when a reporter contacted the dead boy's father by telephone about 12:30 p.m., the father was unaware of the shooting and had not been contacted by police, even though he is the child's legal guardian

1/30/2007 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1/30/2007 01:22:04 PM, it's obvious that you are not the police, you sound more like an offender since you are sticking up for them. So by your logic, chasing be damned fuck the police and watch me go. You sir have no clue as to what a chase is. I'll bet you my last dollar that you would be the First one to blame and or sue the police for not Chasing the offender who just wronged you or your family. Whanna bet?

1/30/2007 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell yes it was worth it!!! Collateral damage in the pursuit of justice!
OR...
Let the criminals have the streets.

I thought we were the last line of defence against anarchy.

1/30/2007 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes you guys are correct. We should never chase anyone, PERIOD. This way you Monday morning quarterbacks will have nothing to complain about.

They just shot and killed a child and fled, let them go. Because What If you’re chasing them and they run over another child???

They just slit your mother’s throat, let them run because "What If" they take a mother and child hostage during the chase and shoot them?

What about victims can they chase an offender or even fight back? What if an innocent by stander gets hurt?

Let’s say the bad guy has a gun to your wife’s head as he thrusts his penis in and out of her anus in some alley. Should she just learn to enjoy anal sex? Because "WHAT IF" a good Samaritan tries to stop the offender hitting him from behind and your little sweetie with her enlarged and torn anus, who doesn't know that split second that she’s being helped, gets a hold of the gun, firing it to stop the attack and strikes and kills the good Samaritan??

It's real easy after an extensive investigation to make all the BEST decisions but we don't always have that luxury.

Do we need to exercise common sense? Yes. But we can NOT stop being the POLICE.

The only reasons we're painted in such a bad light for these incidents is that:
1 It sells news papers and gets ratings which equals MONEY
2 It makes civil juries award BIG damages (MONEY) to plaintiffs which a third or more plus expenses go to their attorneys

You want to end half the problem outlaw civil suits against municipalities for injuries that are caused by offenders.

Ever wonder why you see all those police chases on video from California and other states. Because they have just such a laws, which drives the lawyers crazy. You want to sue, sue the bad guy and good luck collecting.

This is not about right and wrong or saving lives. IT’S ABOUT MONEY!
In my opinion...

1/30/2007 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay now all the young guys can tell this old man to curl up and die but thats how I got to be an old man. I dont consider myself a dog but I do know my limitations.

___________________________________

Yeah all you young guys leave this poster alone, let this old guy tell him off. Been on the job 30+ years, in both busy (old Filmore) and slow districts (NW side). And I will tell you this I have chased cars up to the Wisconsin border back in the old days, why? Because they were running from capture. Remember the law states that no one under any circumstances has the right to attempt to defeat an arrest justified or not by a law enforcement officer. And remember how they trained us (at least I hope they still are training this way) WE are the top of the food chain, give that up and we will have chaos on the streets. If offenders know that we will not chase them, they will run away. yes the loss of innocent life is tragic but the loss of order on the streets is far more reaching than the loss of one life. Police run it, Seiser runs it so "old timer" allow your testicles to drop back down into your polyester pants and join the force again, or retire.

1/30/2007 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

01:22
cop gets killed, u chase vehicle, vehicle crashes into bus killing 40 kids WAS IT WORTH IT? you never know what will happen, do not monday morning quarterback dogass!

1/30/2007 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM A NO CLOUT POLICE OFFICER ASSIGNED TO A WEST SIDE DISTRICT. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS DO NOT CHASE. THE ONLY TIME I WILL CHASE IF A POLICE OFFICER BEEN SHOT OR A CARJACKING WITH THE VICTIMS INSIDE THE SAID VEHICLE. I HAVE HANDLED A FEW CAR CHASES WITH ACCIDENTS IN MY DISTRICT. I ALSO MADE SURE THE OFFENDER WAS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED FLEEING AND ELUDING AND HIS RIDE WAS IMPOUNDED. REMEMBER CPD WILL NOT STAND BEHIND YOU AND WE DO NOT HAVE A HELICOPTER. SO WHEN THE SUPERVISOR GETS ON THE AIR AND SAYS TERMINATE YOU NEED TO TERMINATE, THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE SHITHEAD IS GOING TO RUN SOMEONE OVER AND THE POLICE OFFICER WILL GET BLAME. THE ONLY TIME I WILL NOT TERMINATE A CHASE IS IF I KNOW NEW DIRECTOR MONIQUE BOND IS CROSSING THE STREET AND THERE IS A 95% CHANCE THAT THE OFFENDER WILL RUN HER OVER. SHE IS A REAL PIECE OF SHIT. ON THE BRIGHTER SIDE PAT CAMDEM YOUR A GREAT GUY. STAY SAFE AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.

1/30/2007 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the 'land of the free.' Free from chaos and thuggery. That's our job, to orchestrate the chaos and prevent the unsavory from running the streets. If that happens to end tragecally, that's the hand life had to deal.

What if you were struck by lightning while robbing a bank?
Slap mother nature and blame her for your wicked ways?

Our job skirts danger constantly and almost never. Criminals' lives follow the same measure. When our pathes cross we swore an oath to uphold the law. Otherwise, let the masses act like asses and have the streets.

1/30/2007 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger happyjoyjoyjoy said...

of course its our fault. we arent allowed to shoot and kill bad guys. we arent allowed to chase them. maybe we can just all be posted at offices around the districts and people can come tell us their problems.
and why doesnt my pic show up next to my comment? SCC, jedi master, help!!!!!

1/30/2007 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is CPD just approved the Glock 19, 23 and 27 in .40 and 9mm.

Also approved is Springfield Arms XD .40,.45 and 9mm.

Lastly approved, the Smith and Wesson MD .40.

The order to come out in March.

Now how about we acually pretend we are a REAL police department and get rifles and shotguns.

1/30/2007 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new sgts were assigned today...any comments from the district personnel?

1/30/2007 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger CalumetCopper said...

God Bless the P.O. who shot the offender in 006! Great Job Office! Another one bites the dust! Another C.B. number taken care of! Kudos.

1/30/2007 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Fuckhead:

The father was not notified because the kid had not yet even been identified.

If you don't know what you're talking about, don't type!

1/30/2007 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FIRST of all I OBJECT to the term "Police Chase"!

That gives the connotation that the Police initiated the fleeing and therefore the pursuit that follows.
IF the bad guy didnt flee, we would not have to follow. The Slum Times, Tribullne and other media should 'tell it like it is' and call it the appropriate title. [i.e. fleeing felon,erratic driver, unlawful vehicular flight, reckless driver, fleeing maniac, etc. kills person in crash.]
But noooooo, you can't get blood from a turnip and the lawyers blame the police so they can sue the city, not the goof that fled.

Lastly, IF we police officers possessed the divine ability to 'know everything' and be able to 'predict the future' we would use such talents to know exactly WHY the subject is fleeing, and how he/she will would react to the stop. Or perhaps predict the winning Lotto numbers, quit and not have to respond to those people who are either too liberal, stupid or greedy to ever understand policework.

And finally....
To the person that posted the below [reprint]
-------------------------------

Well Slick the problem lies in, THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE CHASE IN THEIR TOTALITY

Municipalities are tired of paying out for dummy traffic violation pursuits. Before you get your nose out of joint weigh the purpose of the chase. Was the Mounted Unit Sgt. justified chasing someone thru downtown for a purse snatch,that ultimately resulted in a Chinese pregnant doctor being struck& killed?
WAS IT WORTH IT?

1/30/2007 01:22:04 PM
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At the time, [order since revised because of this incident] the Sgt. WAS justified based upon the facts learned prior to attempting to STOP* the subjects.
Theft from person IS a felony. [regardless of felony revues willingness to prosecute each as such]

STOP* Remember the Sgt's intent was to STOP the subject...the SUBJECT fled and disregarded all the subsequent traffic rules. According to the media and the bottom feeder lawyers it would make no difference if the Sgt. followed after him for 50 feet or 50 blocks, they would still term it a police CHASE and hold the CPD responsible.
IF you knew more about this incident, you would have been aware that the Sgt. lost sight of the subject and merely reduced speed and began looking in the area for the bad guy. The bad guy CONTINUED his erratic driving AS IF the police were on his tail and struck that defenseless woman. Independent witnesses along the route prior to the accident testified there was NO police vehicle visibly, actively chasing that erratic driver for nearly a mile prior to the unfortunate, unpredictable accident.
That Sgt. has to live with that for the rest of his life. His only fault was that he was the police.
By the grace of GOD go YOU and I.
ov

1/30/2007 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC

TO ALL CPD PERSONEL, YOU SHOULD READ THE POST BELOW AND THINK ABOUT IT. IT IS SOMETHING I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD READ. IT IS UNDER THE HEADLINE OF "PARKING OPINION" AND WAS POSTED AT:

1/30/2007 01:41:53 AM

WORDS I THINK WE SHOULD ALL LIVE BY. GREAT POST AND IT SHOULD MAKE US ALL THINK ABOUT WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING IN THIS JOB. CHECK IT OUT.

1/30/2007 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new sgts found out where they are going today. maybe that means they will send out the results. if not, i would expect one more class off the old list.

1/30/2007 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I hope most of you liberal pussys are not the police! I love it... if they run let them go but if they pull over and stop they get ticketed or arrested. Yeah, punish the law abider and reward the law breaker. Bunch of morons. The end result of any car chase should rely solely on the law breaker unless gross negligence is proven against the police. If you want to lower the number of police chases that occur then severly increase the penalty for fleeing offenders. Giving people free passes for running from the police(rewarding them) will only give criminals more incentive to run. Typical backwards liberal thinking. I am ashamed at the people on this department that consider themselves "THE POLICE." Ya know there is a great chance of loss of life when chasing armed fleeing offenders on foot after committing violent crimes such as homicide, agg. battery, robbery, rape, and so on. Maybe you pussies should start calling off the foot chases too cause they are so dangerous! I think I'm gonna wait from now on when approaching in progress calls untill the offender has left as to avoid armed confrontations with offenders. " Squad can you give a call back there and make sure the offender is gone so that we avoid any possible danger to the public?"

This job has truly gone to shit!!!

Signed: FRUSTRATED, but don't worry you liberall cowards. I'm still out there protecting you and your families despite your gross lack of appreciation!

1/30/2007 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck is Seiser. I really want to know. You guys keep talking about that muck!

1/30/2007 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact is that NOT CALLING OFF chases actually saves lives. Yes, a chase can end in death or injury. But when you have a policy to stop chases it encourages more people to flee the police thinking that the police will not chase and apprehend them.

It is a sad fact that some of the actions a police office may take may end up with an innocent person hurt or killed. But when the police are stopped from doing police work, more people will get hurt or die.

Remember, the greatest mass killer in this country, Timothy McVey, was only caught because of a traffic stop. Had they not stopped him or chased him, he would of never been a suspect in that case.

1/30/2007 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure this is a dupe:
Chicago Police department official public web site:

CPDWEBLOG.TYPEPAD.COM
can you say brainwashed?

1/30/2007 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FITZGERALD FOR MAYOR?

YEAH, RIGHT! JUST WHAT WE NEED, ANOTHER PARACITE LAWYER. WHY NOT SOMEONE WHO HAS ACTUALLY HAD A REAL JOB?

1/30/2007 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 09:30:31
This is 1:11:48
In three years when you have five years on the job, THEN I'll drink the Kool-Aid

Thanks for saving the Department when it was so close to drowning
I dont think we would have made it if you hadnt come on the job

1/30/2007 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:26 PM

Perhaps you should check the definition of "paraSite".

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has a national record of proven integrity. While he could be earning a seven-figure income in the private sector, he serves as an outstanding federal prosecutor who will not tolerate government corruption.

Just who would you propose as a protest write-in mayoral candidate for the most corrupt big city in the nation?

Send the crook Daley a clear message. Write in PATRICK J. FITZGERALD for MAYOR!

1/31/2007 12:41:00 AM  
Blogger anon ymous said...

"Was the Mounted Unit Sgt. justified chasing someone thru downtown for a purse snatch,that ultimately resulted in a Chinese pregnant doctor being struck& killed?
WAS IT WORTH IT?"
The totality of the circumstances that were known at the time. That doesn't mean take out your crystal ball before you start the chase and look into the future. And these questions should be answered by the offender. STOP PUTTING THE BLAME WITH THE OFFICER. ASK THE MORON WHO RAN IF IT WAS WORTH THE LIFE OF THE INNOCENT BYSTANDER. If all it takes is getting into a car for an offender to get away with any crime then what will the city become? Ask me if it was one of my family/friends how I would feel...of course I'd be pissed....at the offender! A compromise would be if I shoot/kill the guy for the crime that he committed (i.e. forcible felonies) you should be able to chase the guy. Obviously there would be some factors that can change that (i.e. school zone) which should not be published to the public. But you can't have a society that is good if you are not able to enforce its rules.

1/31/2007 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:11 is an idiot. You were probably too busy chasing A%% instead of bad guys all these years

1/31/2007 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lawyers have Ruined our society...

coming from another cop who couldn't get into law school. How about the plaintiffs who bring these lawsuits to the attorneys? Lawyers got to make a living too, we aren't all government employees who can sit back and say how doing nothing all day and getting paid for it is the way to go just because the city fucked you over now and again. I used to think that Chicago Cops were actually helping this city but now I guess I will just stereotype them like 12:32:27 AM did and call them all lazy, highschool educated dogs whose budget should be cut so they have more to complain about.

1/31/2007 03:17:00 AM  
Blogger shicklegroover said...

07:58:42 PM is right on the money. Well said.
We are expected to save the world, protect everyone at all times and prevent crime and violence against a public that expects these results while removing any ability to accomplish it.

"You yearn for victory just as I do, but achieved with the apparent effortlessness of gods."

Ever wonder how many people were murdered, robbed or done violence by the offenders who got away from you in a chase in all your time on the job?
Now add all the victims of all the ones that we let get away, when, under our current policy, we are ordered to terminate (i.e., reward the bad guy for fleeing-encourage others to do the same).
Then add all those victimized when it becomes common knowledge among the shitheads that fleeing is an automatic freedom ticket (with the potential bonus of suing a cop if he dares serve and protect).
Then add all those when we really throw in the towel, REALLY obey the policy and that attitude seeps into all cops in all areas of enforcement/deterrence/prevention.
I am confident that a high percentage of offenders that run from the police go on to do serious crime. They are not model citizens. It will come to light when some murderer is captured (in a different jurisdiction where the info won’t be suppressed) and tells about how he killed people over the years, was once chased by CPD and “got away” and went on to kill a few more over the years. Who will be blamed? The policy or Chicago coppers in general. Take a guess.

1/31/2007 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it worth it comment or its just traffic comment.

yeesh! shut the fuck up.

be the police.

i have so many stories from over the days that would shut your mouth so quick. yeah maybe alot of people that don't stop for the police start off just as "traffic" but about 99% of the time it's always alot more. nobody runs for just traffic. in my 18 years on the job i've had 3 people fail to stop "just for traffic". so shut up already. the totality should rest soley on the one being chased and failing to stop and obey the police.

i've caught numerous murderer's that the pursuit was started intially for traffic. now if the chases were terminated you moron, don't you think they would have went on to do more violent crime and even to kill again.

tell the guy that i saved his life by chasing the car that he was duct taped in and was shot and robbed and they were driving him to a location to finish him off. if the supervisor would have terminated my chase, the man would be dead.

dude is going to run cause he just commited a crime, has pistols in the car, dope, bud, warrants you name it. wrong msg being sent out in Chicago. No Chase Pussy Policy Makers Can Lick My Hairy Balls.

oh shit, sorry - i have to run, my squad is being towed right now. talk to you later....

1/31/2007 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WAS WATCHING COPS T,V, SHOW THE OTHER NIGHT AND THEY FEATURED THE CINCINATTI OH. PD. ANYWAY THE PD, WAS INVOLVED IN CAR CHASE WHICH ENDED IN A CRASH, THE OFFENDER ATTEMPTED TO FLEE ON FOOT BUT WAS THEN TASERED BY ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS. AFTER IT ENDED THEIR FIELD LT, CAME ON THE SCENE, PATTED EVERYONE ON THE BACK AND SAID JOB WELL DOWN, AT LEAST THEIR BOSSES HAVE BALLS.

1/31/2007 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/30/2007 05:00:08 PM

You may be a "NO CLOUT POLICE OFFICER ASSIGNED TO A WEST SIDE DISTRICT" who types in all capitals, but you have mastered TV legalese.

1/31/2007 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I WAS WATCHING COPS T,V, SHOW THE OTHER NIGHT AND THEY FEATURED THE CINCINATTI OH. PD. ANYWAY THE PD, WAS INVOLVED IN CAR CHASE WHICH ENDED IN A CRASH, THE OFFENDER ATTEMPTED TO FLEE ON FOOT BUT WAS THEN TASERED BY ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS. AFTER IT ENDED THEIR FIELD LT, CAME ON THE SCENE, PATTED EVERYONE ON THE BACK AND SAID JOB WELL DOWN, AT LEAST THEIR BOSSES HAVE BALLS.

1/31/2007 03:19:09 PM
Another 2 year on the job wonder with gel in his hair who doesn't understand it.

1/31/2007 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard with scrap metal prices being so high, the copper deliberately caused boo-boo to crash so that his junkyard-owner-buddy would be able to sell the remains of the car for $35.00 after he towed it from the scene...anything for a few crack rocks.

2/01/2007 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police have ruined society, with all the lies and corruption. How many times have you lie on a report. sickening

2/01/2007 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Understand something the Sgt from the mounted unit was wrong for chasing the vehicle (weigh the purpose) 5 dollars usc was worth her life and her unborn child. For your info the 1st dist Sgt called off the chase he said it's to dangerous stop chasing( ALL on tape) however tough sgt from the mounted unit said fuck you I'm A sgt you can't call off my chase. You hot heads always have some lame excuse to justify chasing for bs. Dont' start your shit Oh what if your mother had her head chopped off? AGAIN WEIGH THE PURPOSE

2/01/2007 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we didn't have this shitty moral compass thing going for us, and this twisted sense of duty to serve an ungrateful and, frankly, undeserving client population, I would say coppers should just sit back and let society take its course for a week, maybe 48 hours, and see what our clients think of us then.
No mattter what we do or how we do it, we are always second-guessed by people who truly don't know what we do or understand what we are trying to do, are not fit to do what we do, and really don't have the stones to do our jobs themselves.
Didn't Sir robert Peel say something about the police being representatives of the community at large, not replacements for that community? For too long, people have not only used the police to abrogate their responsibilities as citizens in a free country, but have also used that same freedom to bash the tactics and split-second decisions being made by people trying to keep the animals from their door.
Some days, I wish I had stayed an international arms dealer. Better quality clients, and the hours were better.
Stay safe, brothers and sisters, and don't let the bastards grind you down.

2/02/2007 04:35:00 AM  

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