Friday, January 19, 2007

Dude! Where's My Car?

Oh, this is going to be sweet - from the Comments Section:
  • Has anyone heard the latest news? The City has granted Streets and San. tow drivers the AUTHORITY to TICKET & TOW illegally parked UNMARKED SQUADS. WTF is THAT ALL ABOUT?? Civilians are now going to decide that where you parked a SQUAD CAR isn't an "emergency" and snatch it up!!! I'm hearing that anyone who gets a squad ticketed or towed who was NOT on an emergency call will have to shell out for the ticket and to retrieve the car. HOW DID THE FOP ALLOW THIS CRAP TO PASS?? A Copper working in a shit area runs over to Little Italy for lunch, and comes out to find the SQUAD GONE??? WTF!!!! Is the FOP going to fight this at all? What about the PBPA???
Even if this isn't true, we're thinking of having a bunch of spare keys made for all the unmarked cars in our units and when we pull up on the scene, have our partner take the unmarked around the corner or up the block and then tell the plainclothes on scene that, "Yeah, some Streets and San guy came by and yanked it."

It ain't funny until someone loses a squad car - then it's hilarious!

161 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this really true? The city is granting streets and san tow drivers the authority to do this ????

1/18/2007 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea keep making those arrests

1/18/2007 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.O. Kah-ter from 008 continues to amaze us with his keen crime fighting skills.

1/19/2007 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first unmarked car that gets ticketed or towed for this bullshit, means war. How many times do you see garbage trucks, street sweepers, S & S trucks blow redlights, stop signs, make u turns in the middle of intersections? They can give us a parking ticket but we can write them a mover which will directly affect them. So bring it on S & S, let s see what you got!!!!

1/19/2007 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm....I don't think you can tow a police vehicle without a supervisor's permission. And if not, sweet! I will gladly pay to have my car towed each and every day six.

1/19/2007 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no fucking way this is true. The city can't even come out to tow a car after an accident in less than 3 hours but they are gonna tow our cars.....wait, sounds just like the city come to think of it.

1/19/2007 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So who gets the ticket? The PO assigned to the car? The minute I get one, I stop working.

Great plan Chicago! Morale is high as ever! You sure know how to motivate PO's to work hard!

1/19/2007 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous The View said...

SCC, I'm hearing that this "cite & grab" of illegally parked squads
by S&S tow drivers is true, and has been sanctioned by the Mayor, in response to the recent article in the ST regarding coppers misusing handicapped parking spaces.
I think some ugly confrontations will occur shortly; we all have probably experienced some civilians citing officers' personal vehicles, even when they have identifying decals on them identifying the owner/driver as a Dept. member.
Surely, there are tow drivers out there who can't wait to drive off to the nearest auto pound with an unmarked attached to the rear.
Will the tow driver's rules apply?
If an officer appears on the scene before the tow driver leaves, will he put the car down, as required?
I think the Mayor will find he has opened up a pandora's box he should never have unburied...let the dramas begin!

1/19/2007 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How are these Streets and Sans guys going to know the difference between a tact car and a detective's car thats out interviewing someone?? Or perhaps, someone from inside making a food run for the boss!!

1/19/2007 01:22:00 AM  
Blogger Murphy40pct said...

There are plenty of legit reasons to park in generally illegal spots for unmarked police vehicles even in non-emergency situations. Why the brass on this department didn't realize that shows how long it's been since they've been on tac or in the Detective Division. Why don't they just start with all the cars double parked in some districts around roll car...or the cars parked out in front of 011...if this is true, it is classic 35th Street idiocy.

1/19/2007 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if streets and san want to do that to themselves, may i remind all they are required to abide every MCC and IVC there is. if they want to play games, BRING IT ON!

1/19/2007 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this also apply to the media? I have seen, on more than one occasion, a news van parked in a bus stop clearly marked a tow-zone.

1/19/2007 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUDE MAYBE ADOLPHO GARCIA WILL STOP PARKING IN THE HANDICAP SPOTS THROUGHOUT THE 019 DISTRICT.

1/19/2007 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first squad that they tow will make it open season on S&S tow drivers. The games begin. No BS excuses either from the tow drivers saying that they were ordered to tow the car. The pen is mightier than the sword.

1/19/2007 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Mayor Daley for finally curbing this problem. Why should I have to drive in circles for a legal spot when cops can park anywhere they want for a burger and a doughnut. They are not above the law.

1/19/2007 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you park at a handicap or fire hydrant anyways without it being an emergency ? Get the gel out of your hair and get over it !

1/19/2007 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds more like an "urban legend" that has taken on a life of its own. The first boss' car that gets towed or ticketed will put an end to this nonsence.

1/19/2007 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no way

1/19/2007 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that whenever the City does another one of their brainless moves that people instantly start the rant "How did the FOP let this happen?"

Hey, Einstein, do you really think the City of Chicago, Department of Police sends the FOP a copy of all proposed orders and directives and then waits for the approval of the FOP Board?????

No, it doesn't. The City of Chicago, Department of Police simply acts and then the FOP must decide if the action was a CONTRACT VIOLATION or violation of past practices or some violation of the Police Officer's Bill of Rights.

Those are about the only reasons the FOP might have standing to file either a grievance or unfair labor practice comlaint. Of course the FOP can always file a lawsuit to seek whatever remedy the courts might provide but really, the FOP does not run the City of Chicago, Department of Police.

There is only so much a union without the power to strike or take any direct job action can do so please, save the inflammatory rhetoric like "How did the FOP let this happen?" when on many issues the FOP simply does not have a voice.

The mode of negotiation of the City typically is to do what it wants and then wait for the grievance or lawsuit and the matter get settled by an arbitrator or court.

This is the way the City of Chicago, Department of Police operates, not the FOP.

You have a shit police department in a corrupt city. don't blame the FOP for that. The FOP is not perfect but it is all we have. Don't blame every knucklehead move by the City of Chicago, Department of Police on the FOP.

In my humble opinion.

1/19/2007 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOR THE CARS IN OO1 ,018 ,LOOP TRAFFIC, WHEN THE CALL COMES OUT TOW TRUCK DRIVER CALLING FOR HELP HAVE THE MAYORS OFFICE COME OUT TO HELP... A LOT OF SS DRIVERS WILL BE ON IOD THEN I,M SURE IT WILL STOP...

1/19/2007 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two weeks ago near Lasalle and Washington I personally saw an unmarked being towed!! Knowing what great condition the cars are in I figured it had broken down, but now i see what really happened. UNBELIEVABLE!!!

What is happening to the shitty of Chicago, oops I mean City of Chicago!

But hey atleast they gave us those great,hard working TMA employees.

1/19/2007 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP WILL STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS.
Too busy securing cushy spots for themself when they leave office.
Just another arm of the Machine

1/19/2007 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is: Why would any Copper write any tickets or for that matter do any Police work in this city! Just ride around and burn the City's gas and do nothing! This is really what the City of Chicago wants Police to do, don't park anywhere for any reason lest you get a ticket or worse having to hitch a ride back to the District Station! I am totally done being a "bitch" for this "pimp City"!

1/19/2007 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course we have to go after the copper(sarcasm)... Anyone who has been to Wrigley knows that police parking does not exist. Lets ask King Richard where his little motorcade parks when he comes to Wrigley. Yep, you guessed it, in a no parking zone on either Clark or Addison. Lets not forget when the Cubs were in the playoffs a few years back. We had a newly appointed 1st Deputy Dana Starks. Where did he have his driver park his car. Again you guessed correct. It was in a no parking zone on Addison directly across from the McDonalds. All of these high and powerful Lords of the city get to do what ever they want but are going to make the little people suffer. Are they asking us to find a legal parking spot over responding to a call, and then leave it up to some SnS tow driver to make that determination. There are parts of the city where you could not find a parking spot to save your life, but they are going to make us responsible for any fines and towing costs. Typical Chicago.

1/19/2007 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, what ever happened to Rick Gurrero? Temp A/3 Deputy Chief, dumped, striped, striped again, seperated, etc. The "TEFLON JUAN" I hear he is back as a Lt. He had brief nuptules with Maria Kazaukas the PLAYBOY P.O. - Is he back?

1/19/2007 08:19:00 AM  
Blogger The Asshat said...

I can tell you this. I see one of the lazy assed streets and sans morons even coming close to my car with a ticket I will start writing them movers, I will write their cars/trucks when they are in fire hydrants, bus stops you name it. It will be on.

1/19/2007 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Daley is not satisfied with the revenue created from snow tows, impounds, seizures, and all the other shit we do for him. Now he wants a new stream of revenue from his employees. Well FUCK YOU DALEY, see what happens when our cars start getting towed for this ridiculous bullshit. What a great morale booster. Bendover boys cause Daley's loving it every minute he can fuck us.

I guess the Olympics gotta get paid for somehow!

1/19/2007 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about someone stop a city tow truck and ask them if they know anything about it

1/19/2007 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe this is old news SCC:

IF you remember, a few months back, the City Treasurer had her car towed from City Hall on Randolph Street side.

Before we get crazy with the comments about the Treasurer, the bottom line, it is a squad car and if you run the "M" plate the car is registered to 51st MMD.

The final analysis, the copper had to pay to retrieve the car.

1/19/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMFN 070265

1/19/2007 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So bring it on S & S, let s see what you got!!!!

1/19/2007 12:24:51 AM

You sir are absolutley right!! Tow trucks, garbage trucks, S&S trucks of all sorts running lights & stop signs. None of the above have the authority to do so. Furthermore, a great ticket for a tow truck would apply to them driving around with their flashing yellows on at all times. State law prohibits a tow vehicle to have the lights on unless they are on scene of a disabled vehicle or towing a vehicle. Remember folks, not only do we have the mighty pen, but we have the ticket books too. Oh, and let me catch one on a cell phone.

1/19/2007 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how many have licenses? i would love to tvb a s&s truck

1/19/2007 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Lt Sphinter said...

I have one thing to say to this....WORK SLOW DOWN !!!

1/19/2007 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Example: I did a traffic crash a couple months back, and called squad for a hazard removal for the undriveable vehicle blocking a major street. After 30 mins called to find out where the tow was and the reply was there were only TWO city tow trucks working that night(8pm), a Saturday.

So I'm sure some of these SS guys are licking their chops at being able to hook up unmarks, so whats going to happen when you need a legit tow and their can be none to be found?

1/19/2007 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any S & S street cleaner going the wrong way down the street, garbage truck, tow truck, CTA bus, etc. that goes through a red light or disregards any traffic or parking law shall be cited accordingly. Also, any news truck parked illegally. If we have to obey the laws, even in an emergency situation, then they shall also.

Any remember, according to the City MCC 9-44-040 and State law 625 ILCS 5/12-606, tow truck are required to carry certain items on them at all time and can be cited if they fail. Also, according to State law 625 ILCS 5/12-215 tow trucks are not allowed to drive around with lights flashing unless engaged in the process of towing a car. S & S tows always have their light on.

Just a couuple of things to bang these guys on if they start towing our cars.

1/19/2007 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: Who are the CPD officers running for alderman? Sgt. Donald Markham is running against Doherty in the 41st ward. He's a good cop and great guy. Lets get out the word and vote one of our own in. He is having a meet your candidate reception at the Blackthorn Manor 7280 W. Devon on Thurs Jan 25th at 6:30 pm. All our welcome.

1/19/2007 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet our FOP will back this shit up because they are going to endorse Daley! At election time, let’s vote these assholes out. They have done nothing for use and definitely don't stick up for the members!

1/19/2007 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tow me. I'm not going to get my car. I'm going to sit in the restaraunt until another car comes to pick me up, bring me back to the station. I don't see anything in the g orders requiring coppers to tender a cash payment for a city car. If the city tows it, the city is going to have to pay to get it out (which is probbalby the ONLY reason they dont to w us now). IF I do have to get the damn thing, ill slip at the pound. See ya next year.

1/19/2007 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous whats that costin me said...

B/S...just Fu!@#G great tow a police vehicle...Dammit whats that costin me!!

1/19/2007 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so does that mean no special exemptions for church goers either ????? Commanders authorize them to double park all the time, hey if we are gonna play ball lets play with all the rules and all the teams in the league

1/19/2007 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In front of OEC on Madison when all of the news trucks are there, they ALL PARK ILLEGALLY. They park in the tow zone, bus zone, kitty corner from us in the bus zone, what gives them the right to do that? Hopefully someone in 012 with nothing to lose will have the balls to throw a priority tow on them for endangering the safety of the communications center. (that's the excuse used when our cars and a couple families from the Johnny's Ice House got ticketed in the same zone). It's amazing what the city is doing to our patrolmen/women out there. Simply an embarrassment.
Peace
Squad

1/19/2007 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT TRULY WILL B OPEN SEASON ON THESE MOFO'S!!! -007 RANGER, 61 RACINE BABY-

1/19/2007 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wahh wahhh wahhhh
Maybe if you didnt park like a stroke you wouldnt have to worry about getting towed.
Write a few tickets, tow a few cars, there'll be plenty of sports to park. Or you can keep fooling yourself that you not doing work will eventually bring the city to a grinding halt.

1/19/2007 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS IS NOT TRUE. THEIR IS NO WAY THEY CAN DO THIS. A CIVILIAN NOR A S&S DRIVER CAN DICTATE OR MAKE A JUDGEMENT CALL IF MY UNMARKED OR MARKED SQUAD IS ON AN EMERGENCY CALL. NOT TO MENTION IF WE'RE WORKN ON SOMETHING ELSE LIKE INTERVIEWING SOMEBODY, DOING A SURVEILLANCE, DOING A FOLLOW UP TO A PREVIOUS CRIME, ETC ETC ETC.

IF IT WERE TRUE WHICH I'M SURE ITS NOT, THEN THE SUNTIMES TRUCK, CTA BUSES, TOW TRUCKS, STREET CLEANERS, GARBAGE TRUCKS - YOU NAME IT - IS FAIR GAME. WHATEVER CITY OFFICIAL OR DUMBASS DALEY THAT SUPPORTS THIS IDEA OR TRYS TO ENFORCE IT IS IN A WORLD OF HURT. I CAN EVEN SEE CITY EMPOLYEES GOING TO JAIL LEFT AND RIGHT BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO PRODUCE A DL OR DISOBEY A LAWFUL ORDER.

PHIL CLINE GOT ROBBED LAST NIGHT ON THE TRAIN. HMMM - WE NEED DETAILS. PHIL MAYBE THE ROBBER WOULD HAVE BEEN RELUCTANT IF HE WOULD HAVE SEEN POLICE OUT ON THE ROAD BUT SINCE WE'RE SHORT SO MANY POLICE, YOU ALONG WITH EVERYBODY ELSE WERE FAIR GAME. WATCH WHAT THIS CAUSE, MORE CAMERA'S ON THE PLATFORM, POLICE THAT WE DON'T HAVE PERMANTLY ASSIGNED TO EACH TRAIN AND EACH PLATFORM SHORTENING THE DISTRICTS EVEN MORE. YOU'VE GOT THE MONEY SITTING AROUND COLLECTING INTEREST, HIRE 3,000 MORE POLICE ALREADY AND GET YOUR FUCKING HEADS OUT OF YOUR ASS. THAT IS ALL. HAVE A GOOD DAY!

1/19/2007 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous "it's true" said...

While I don't have a dog in this fight, check this out with special attention to Districts 001 and 018:

Commissioner Steve SORFLEET and Ron CALDERONE, Bureau of Traffic Services, Streets & San, take their orders directly from the 5th floor at City Hall. They are actually hooking unmarked city vehicles ("M-plate" Crown Vics, etc.).

I unsuccessfully tried to contact Sorfleet and Calderone for confirmation and/or clarification. Both were "at a meeting". When available, both can be reached at (312)746-6955.

Don't blame the city tow drivers. They must follow orders or else.

What say you, Daley, Cline, Sorfleet and Calderone?

1/19/2007 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys and gals driving and parking unmarked squads in 001 and 018 are gonna have a good ol' time. Let the games begin!

1/19/2007 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over a year ago, they had Maggie Daley's white minivan on the hook outside City Hall. Seconds before they pulled off with it, someone intervened and they dropped it.

1/19/2007 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before this war starts, look up the City Ordinance requirements for tow trucks. There is not one legit one out there. WRITE THEM ALL! Whoever gets in the tow truck next to move it, WRITE THEM TOO!
Eventually, when the tow truck is left BLOCKING TRAFFIC, order a TOW!
Be sure and mark "HOLD FOR OWNER" on the tow report. When the S&S
11th Ward wiseguys go off on you out on the street, KICK THEIR ASSES and LOCK THEM UP! Remember: If anyone wants to play hardball,
WE HAVE THE BAT!

1/19/2007 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey tow guys, get those cars parked in the middle of North ave. (4019) Ya know the freeloader cops. Get the guys in the bus stop 5101 Fullerton.

1/19/2007 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its true they just hooked 1 from the detective divison. Hammer all SS workers who violate traffic laws!!!!

1/19/2007 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Three Year Wonder said...

Yeah....right.

This holds about as much truth as the Jimmy Carrol is going to get dummped out of the 8th District thread.

It will never happen.

1/19/2007 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me Mr(s) Streets n San/TMA....is this heroin in your pocket?

1/19/2007 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ticket/tow me S&S/TMA....I fucking dare you!

1/19/2007 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 8 years ago someone was stabbed in the revolving door of the State Street Field's. S & S towed the Det's car from the scene while they were in the store. City told the Det's to pound sand and pay up.

1/19/2007 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant help but laugh at the suggestions made in this and other posts. The notion that coppers would cite media vehicles-camera trucks or delivery, and Vehicles of other city departments.

Ha I say! again I say ha! Chicago Police officers dont have the BALLS-BACKBONE-COJONS.

The thought that CPD officers would be able to mount a consirted effort for any thing is ludicrous.

Can help it gotta do it again HA!!

1/19/2007 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Hmm....I don't think you can tow a police vehicle without a supervisor's permission. And if not, sweet! I will gladly pay to have my car towed each and every day six.<<

Try parking in front of City Hall and see how fast your squad car towed.

1/19/2007 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous the eagle said...

12:24, 2:34 and 5:29 AM ("The pen is mightier than the sword")

You are either a troll or very stupid. Leave the wretched tow truck drivers alone. Even if your "strategy" was sound, hunt for the bureau head that lives at 116** S. Bell in Mt. Greenwood.

Same goes for the working stiffs on the newspaper trucks. Go for the editorial people that actually are responsible for the skewed media coverage.

"THE EAGLE DOES NOT HUNT FLIES."

1/19/2007 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It happened! unmarked towed from Taylor Street. Cost the dick $200.00

1/19/2007 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is VERY true. An umarked (M Plate) towed. Copper out of $200.00 (tow & ticket). It wasn't a handicap or fire hydrant either. Wrong is wrong, but this just isn't right.

1/19/2007 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will funny when a boss gets their sqaud towed! You see it all the time the bosses parking in bus lanes, handicap, fire lanes, ect.
The City that works fu*ks each other!

1/19/2007 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM A BIG TRAFFIC MAN IN MY DISTRICT, DUIS, FALSE TRPS YOU NAME IT. I ALSO KNOW THE IVC AND MCC THROUGH AND THROUGH. MOST OF THE S/S TOW DRIVERS ARE EX GANG MEMBERS ANYWAY. THE MINUTE THEY TOW A MARK OR UNMARKED SQUAD OR TOW A P.O. PERSONAL CAR. IT WILL BE WAR. I WILL START TICKETING ALL THEM JACOFFS. SO MANY TIMES I HAVE SEEN THEM IN CITY VEHICLES BLOWING THROUGH STOP SIGNS AND RED LIGHT AND I ALWAYS GAVE THEM A PASS. NOT NO MORE IT WILL BE A WAR AN I WILL RELEASE MY WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTIONS. UNTILL THERE IS JUSTICE I WILL NEVER ALLOW PEACE.

1/19/2007 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

already happened, today in front of pompeii, first crown vic unmarked towed, oh about 1230 hrs, by good ole streets and sans!

1/19/2007 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gets the lawsuit when I come out to my car to respond to a call and get on the air to let them know to dispatch another car because the city towed mine??? Hope its not an in-progress call!!!! Who the fuck thought of this one???? Whoever it is isn't worthy of being a police cadet let alone a supervisor!!!!!!

1/19/2007 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
My question is: Why would any Copper write any tickets or for that matter do any Police work in this city! Just ride around and burn the City's gas and do nothing! This is really what the City of Chicago wants Police to do, don't park anywhere for any reason lest you get a ticket or worse having to hitch a ride back to the District Station! I am totally done being a "bitch" for this "pimp City"!

1/19/2007 08:12:35 AM

Finally a genius speaks on SCC....I'm with ya brotha !!

1/19/2007 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doherty is useless... Donnie you have my vote good luck....

1/19/2007 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the C Williams memo in the CO book. What's with all the nit-picking? No Runs for the desk w/o W/C approval (Ah.. this will stop 0% charley. The run IS for the W/C!)
Now this. You think your response time too or from lunch will improve? AHAHHAHA No way! More time to park + more time to GET to your car parked 3 blocks away.

DOES ANYONE HAVE COMMON SENSE ANYMORE????????

You have people that can curb this ALREADY_ They are called Sergeants!

Another head shaker....

1/19/2007 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous city tow said...

If it happens, give Steve Sorefeet (sp?) a ring at 746-4520. This is insanity.

1/19/2007 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the order today. Every Detective commander sent the order out today. Detectives can still sign out ticket books and write movers and parkers. Fuck with my squad asshole. I'll ticket your tow truck and look to see if your personal car is 100 percent legit every day.

1/19/2007 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had one towed from City Hall. Went to the pound on lower Wacker and asked to have it released and the Sgt told me I would have to pay. I called the Area right in front of him, told the desk guy to "lose" the sign in sheet and told the Sgt to keep the f---ing car it wasn't mine but the city's. And he got it released.

1/19/2007 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline's kid robbed and maced, but offender caught by the FBI, they must of thought it was a CPD member committing the robbery.

1/19/2007 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

already happened, today in front of pompeii, first crown vic unmarked towed, oh about 1230 hrs, by good ole streets and sans!
-----------------------------------

I hope those dics or PO's went RIGHT BACK IN to Pompei and had another hour or two lunch then called a 012 beat car to scratch out paper for a stolen city vehicle.

1/19/2007 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you Sgt Markham. U have my vote. I'm tired of seeing Alderman Doherty at the Emerald Isle asleep at the bar.

1/19/2007 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous "good rex" said...

Mayor Ray Nagin:

After your N'awlins Saints get their butts whipped Sunday afternoon, do all of us a favor:

When honoring your losing wager with your Chicago counterpart, kindly lace the crawfish etouffee, beignets and jambalaya with arsenic prior to shipping.

DA BEARS 28, New Orleans 17.

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

Thank you Mayor Daley for finally curbing this problem. Why should I have to drive in circles for a legal spot when cops can park anywhere they want for a burger and a doughnut. They are not above the law.

1/19/2007 06:48:11 AM

BOY DID YOU THINK THIS THROUGH! LETS SEE, IF IM ON A HYDRANT, WHERE YOU CANNOT PARK, YOU HAVE NOT LOST A SPOT. IF I CIRCLE AROUND AND TAKE A LEGAL SPOT T H E N YOU HAVE LOST A SPOT. ITS GOING TO GET WORSE FOR YOU, NOT BETTER. YOU REASON LIKE A BOSS, ARE YOU ON THE JOB?

1/19/2007 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that it is about time that maybe some of you guys reigned in your cowboy mentality and tried to do the right thing.

1/19/2007 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So bring it on S & S, let s see what you got!!!!

1/19/2007 12:24:51 AM

You sir are absolutley right!! Tow trucks, garbage trucks, S&S trucks of all sorts running lights & stop signs. None of the above have the authority to do so. Furthermore, a great ticket for a tow truck would apply to them driving around with their flashing yellows on at all times. State law prohibits a tow vehicle to have the lights on unless they are on scene of a disabled vehicle or towing a vehicle. Remember folks, not only do we have the mighty pen, but we have the ticket books too. Oh, and let me catch one on a cell phone.

1/19/2007 09:06:25 AM

Yup. And that shovel dangling on the side? Unsecured load. Dirty plate, cant read it. Wow, sounds like bad brakes. Hey, is that black exhaust I see?

1/19/2007 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What say you, Daley, Cline, Sorfleet and Calderone?

1/19/2007 12:43:34 PM

How about Cline, Charlie Williams and Dana Starks?

Watch these bosses will have their drivers stay in their cars during their 2-3 hours lunches, or call for a beat car to watch their vehicle.

1/19/2007 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tow drivers are directed to "hunt" for M plate cars to tow. They don't have to but take plesure in the opportunity to stick it to a cop. Police cars are now their priority. Get the name of the ticket writer and post it so we know who they are.

1/19/2007 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Hmm....I don't think you can tow a police vehicle without a supervisor's permission. And if not, sweet! I will gladly pay to have my car towed each and every day six.<<

Try parking in front of City Hall and see how fast your squad car towed.

Why would I park there? Is there a new steakhouse in the food court?

1/19/2007 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Below is a list of Streets And Sanitation Offices, in case you feel like checking that THEY are parking legally.

Or if you feel like waiting until they get off work and drive out of the lot and observe them commit a moving violation:

4605 W Lawrence Ave
3512 W Montrose Ave
2505 W Grand Ave
2300 W 52nd
900 E 103rd St
2840 S Calumet
5021 S Wabash
4415 S Cottage Grove Ave
1619 E 73rd St
9211 S Ewing Ave
10101 S Stony Island
11615 S Indiana Ave
9211 S Ewing Ave
1717 W Pershing
3559 S Maplewood Ave
3720 W 55th St
3357 W 55th St
1756 W 74th St
6145 S Throop St
611 W 69th St
900 E 103rd St
6401 S Evans Ave
8559 S Vincennes Ave
3400 S Lawndale Ave
5556 S Central Ave
1817 S Pulaski Rd
1944 W Cullerton St
2460 W Cortland St
2505 W Grand Ave
4251 W Ferdinand St
5605 W Grand Ave
4619 W Homer St
1150 N North Branch St
3143 N Rockwell St
900 E 103rd St
1827 N Monticello Ave
2817 N Natoma Ave
4830 W Chicago Ave
4243 N Neenah Ave
4605 W Lawrence Ave
5333 N Western Ave
1501 W School St
6453 W Higgins Ave
1358 W Webster Ave
4835 N Lipps Ave
4750 N Sheridan Rd
4141 N Rockwell St
5853 N Broadway St
6441 N Ravenswood Ave

1/19/2007 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*****The main office of Streets and Sanitation is 120 N Racine*****

They are the guys who order all the tows to Lower Wacker Dr

Just in case any PO's want to check the lagality of THEIR parking!!

1/19/2007 06:50:00 PM  
Blogger happyjoyjoyjoy said...

okay, seriously. all you guys talk about a slowdown, dont work, screw everyone. now you think hammering all the s and s trucks, and suntimes trucks and all is going to happen. no it wont. you will continue to do the job you do which is not much for some of us. and it did say UNMARKED vehicle. most of us dont drive those so get off the high horse, your getting saddle sores.
Wiigi!!!

1/19/2007 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous steve sorfleet said...

Hi guys,

If your unmarked squad gets hooked, give me a call over at 120 N. Racine. If after hours, I'm leaving my home phone and address with 022 desk. I live on Beat 2212.
If I'm on vacation, ask for Ronnie Calderone.

God bless Mayor Daley!

Steve Sorfleet
S & S-Traffic Services
(312)746-6955
(312)746-4520
Home: Call 022
(312)745-0570

1/19/2007 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I have to pay 200 bucks to get the squad back = Medical

1/19/2007 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous not a bosses kid said...

When citizens used to rag about me parking my beatcar on the corner where the no parking sign was,(example: Officer can't you see the sign? It say's no parking..are you above the law?)..I always explained it this way to them.. "look around..you notice that every corner, on every block, throughout the city, has a sign (no parking from here to intersection) with an arrow that indicates a no parking zone. This is done to reserve these spots for police and fire during emergencies and non-emergencies. I have a radio, and monitor it..I can come out and move the vehicle if needed, unlike you (the citizen) who will park there illegally and leave your vehicle unattended for hours whereby it could create a public safety hazard because we have no way to find you if we needed it move during a crises..Do you understand? Thanks for your concern Mr/Mrs citizen!"

They always shut up and respond "okay..I didn't know that, sorry!" Worked every time I tried it. Although, I would have rather replied "Kiss my ass fuckface, mind your own business!"

But I figured I could educate them (citizens) one at a time. Through my little misinformation campaign I figure there are closed to a thousand citizens who no longer park on the corners because "everyone knows..those spots are reserved for the police, Duh!" ; )

You just gotta outsmart them!!!!

1/19/2007 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember a certain Commander of the Traffic Division who decided he was going to clamp down on ilegal parking by police officers in front of and around the old Traffic Court building at 321 N LaSalle St?

One morning a fleet of Streets and San tow trucks appear at traffic court and begin towing every police car around, marked and unmarked, Chicago Police and Illinois State Police. Civilians watched this in stunned disbelief, after all they were paying for all ends of this fiasco. It proved to be a blunder and an embarassment and all at taxpayer expense.

That is the type of exempt leader we had and STILL have on this department.

If anyone thinks the Keystone Kops exists only in the movies, well, they haven't been paying attention to the CPD. You gotta' love those clout heavy political appointee bosses.

But why declare war on the tow truck drivers who are only following orders from on high? Get bosses cars, at home and at work, do traffic stops on them, ticket every goddamn bosses car you see illegally parked, stop every one you see blow a red light or stop sign. Call for a street deputy when you get flak from the asshole or write a to-from requesting a CR when the boss refuses to show his DL. In short, throw shit right back at them. Fuck the department to a standstill. It isn't the tow drivers, it is the bosses, go after THEM.

And needless to say, contact the news media each and every time an idiot boss issues one of these brain dead edicts.

Nothing and I mean NOTHING can change policy faster than a embarassing write up in the morning paper.

Wagon men had been clamoring for leg irons on wagons for years. They were told to get them from the station or to go buy their own. That was until two publicized escapes from wagons. OVERNIGHT the department got religion and leg irons (three pair) were issued to each wagon and inspectors now inspect to see if prisoners are indeed leg shackled.

PUBLIC EMBARASSMENT WILL CHANGE POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICY FASTER THAN ANYTHING. YOU CAN BET THE MORTGAGE MONEY ON IT FOLKS.

1/19/2007 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear:

"Anonymous said...
FOP WILL STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS.
Too busy securing cushy spots for themself when they leave office.
Just another arm of the Machine

1/19/2007 08:08:24 AM"


Provide examples, documentation, facts, dates, times, true and correct evidence to back up what you say or keep the bullshit locker room crap to yourself. And sign your posts. Then you might get taken seriously.

1/19/2007 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of those tow drivers carry guns, towing in the ghetto?

or have a little weed, or coke?

1/19/2007 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEST POST SO FAR....LQQK BELOW

the eagle said...
12:24, 2:34 and 5:29 AM ("The pen is mightier than the sword")

You are either a troll or very stupid. Leave the wretched tow truck drivers alone. Even if your "strategy" was sound, hunt for the bureau head that lives at 116** S. Bell in Mt. Greenwood.

Same goes for the working stiffs on the newspaper trucks. Go for the editorial people that actually are responsible for the skewed media coverage.

"THE EAGLE DOES NOT HUNT FLIES."
_________________________________
To mess with ALL the S&S and paper drivers based upon what you read here [no offense SCC] is paramount to the Scum Times and Tribullshit criticizing ALL the Po-lice for an indiscretion by a few.

Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Judge EACH case on it's own merits. Two wrongs NEVER made a right.
Don't put everyone in the same bag. We all know better.


As always...Stay Safe out there my brothers...

ov

1/19/2007 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its true they just hooked 1 from the detective division. Hammer all SS workers who violate traffic laws!!!!

1/19/2007 01:21:39 PM

You are so right. Happened to a friend of mine. It actually cost him $210 out of pocket to get the squad back. No fire hydrant or handicapped. Taken from a tow zone.

1/19/2007 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all because of the pam zechman-esque report on illegaly parked CPD vehicles. I'm sure the mayor doesn't want this story to become a witch hunt on the police (which it has morphed into already) so just park legally for a while and this too shall pass.

1/19/2007 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the robber(s) take Cline's star and gun?

When and where did it happen?

1/19/2007 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU GUYS HEAR ABOUT THE 019 DISTICT GOOFS THAT GOT THEIR GUN TAKEN AWAY TODAY BY A OFFENDER ON A TRAFFIC STOP.

1/19/2007 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey now is the time to reapply for that drivers job again. Every boss from every department will have three drivers now so they dont get towed. Before you know it there will be three cops working the street one north one west and one south.

1/19/2007 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may be true! Friday at approx. 12:45 p.m. on zone 4 (1st and 18th districts) I heard it. The zone dispatcher came over the air 4-5 times asking if anyone is driving an unmarked car that is about to be towed from 1536 West on Taylor Street. She repeated this several times with the unmarked plate and color of the car, trying her best to locate the officers. Don't know what happened to the car, but it sounded legit. Bring it on! Get your mover books out!

1/19/2007 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the HELL would anyone pay $200 out of THEIR pocket if it’s a squad car? The car belongs to the City Department of Police.. THE CITY cannot compel you as a sworn police officer to pay the towing fee.. You’re a police officer, your squad gets towed, you give a "good reason" why an emergency vehicle you were driving was parked where it was. If you get shit from some boss telling you that you HAVE to pay, call your union.

1/19/2007 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to Fox news, Matt Cline was robbed on the "L"

1/19/2007 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL- Two unmarked cars were just towed from the bus stop in front of Portillos downtown,the kicker- a inspector was on scene & did nothing! Two cars at one spot-cmon thats wrong!

1/19/2007 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A God amongst Pooolice officers from a A3 dist once went to the Dept of Rev building and wrote all of them. He was quickly called on the rug by his Cmdr and scolded.

Police can't be intimidating people!!

Won't happen!

1/19/2007 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all you guys who work around 701 Sacramento, remember that Sacramento is a boulevard, meaning no trucks allowed. The last time something like this happened S&S couldn't get a tow truck into 701 Sacramento without getting hammered by 13 and 14. Mayor dickhead, you should really re-think this one.

1/19/2007 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy crap....my movers are gonna sky rocket, its gonna be a city worker central on my court key! These guys take forever to tow a regular car and if they start to target unmarked cpd vehicles, it is on! I hate writing tickets but when I do I am very thorough in citing for each and every violation. I better start exercising my fingers!!!

1/19/2007 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, the TV said Matt, but the Tribune said Timothy Cline.

1/19/2007 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok tow it , do your to-from and get a ride back to your district/area. let them get a cr and waste there time on an investigation

1/19/2007 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, why the hate for unmarked vehicles in your district. You aren't actually suggesting that unmarked vehicles are the only ones parking illegally, are you? If anything, a marked vehicle parked illegally is far more noticable to the public than an unmarked. The bottom line is, this is a bunch of B.S.

1/19/2007 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe there are 3 Illinois state laws that protect emergency vehicles while on duty, ie driving the wrong way, going through lights, rolling through stop signs. Patrolling the neighborhood is part of the police duty. Part of thier tour is personals and lunches. For every stop sign stopped is another minute my beat doesn't get patrolled. While you're at it, will someone please ticket the Suntimes trucks, they nearly caused me to crash into a flower pot the other night driving home from work with their driving on the opposite side of the road bullshit for a newspaper! Keep up the good work.

1/19/2007 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1/19/2007 07:34:20 PM

You, my friend, should be an exempt. Way to use your common sense. I love it!!!

1/19/2007 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS JUST IN !!!

THE MAYOR WAS SO UPSET ABOUT THE ARTICLE IN YESTERDAY (S.T) WITH THE OFFICER COMING OUT OF HIS SQUAD CAR IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE, THAT THE MAYOR SUMMON HUBERMAN TO START TOWING ALL CARS PARKED IN FRONT OF FIRE HYDRANTS OR HANDICAPP SPACES.

THE COMMISSIONER OF S&S INFORMED LOOP TRAFFIC TO USE COMMON SENSE BEFORE THEY TOW CARS, S&S DO NOT WANT TO START FIGHTING WITH THE POLICE.

NOW, IF YOU ARE IN 001 OR 018 BE CAREFUL, IF YOUR CAR IS GOING TO GET TOWED IT WILL PROBABLY BE IN EITHER ONE OF THESE TWO DISTRICTS.

HOWEVER, IF YOU LOOK AT THE ORDER TODAY BY THE 1ST DEP. IT STATES FIRE HYDRANTS AND HANDICAPP SPACES, AND IN THE THIRD PARAGRAPH IT STATES "ALL CARS THAT ARE PARKED ILLEGALLY" EVEN IF IT IS ON OFFICIAL DUTY WILL HAVE TO ANSWER, WHY!

1/19/2007 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous DM said...

Anonymous said...
Dear:

"Anonymous said...
FOP WILL STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS.
Too busy securing cushy spots for themself when they leave office.
Just another arm of the Machine

1/19/2007 08:08:24 AM"


Provide examples, documentation, facts, dates, times, true and correct evidence to back up what you say or keep the bullshit locker room crap to yourself. And sign your posts. Then you might get taken seriously.

1/19/2007 07:44:36 PM


YOU MUST BE ONE OF THE UNION GUYS, BECAUSE YOU ALSO ARE HIDING BEIND THE "ANONYMOUS" IDENTITY!!

Dm

1/19/2007 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/19/2007 06:12:29 PM
it wasn't matt it was tim that got robbed. the 001st district tact team caught the offenders, the FBI was not involved, except maybe to look for civil rights violations. these offenders will help clear up a pattern so nice job and be safe to all!!!!!!!!!

1/20/2007 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

116** S. Bell

is not Mt. Greenwood. It is on the Wrong side of the tracks.

1/20/2007 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A thought....when you are not on a job, park illegaly. Call it in on your cell. If the city loses even a third of all its cars, the dopes that live in and run this city will FINALLY get to see what happens when there are no police on the street. It isn't blue flu, just a bunch of coppers standing around laughing at how incredibly stuipd this place is.

1/20/2007 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: Who are the CPD officers running for alderman? Sgt. Donald Markham is running against Doherty in the 41st ward. He's a good cop and great guy. Lets get out the word and vote one of our own in. He is having a meet your candidate reception at the Blackthorn Manor 7280 W. Devon on Thurs Jan 25th at 6:30 pm. All our welcome





Doherty will NOT lose-- you can bank on that--

1/20/2007 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I've heard, the first shots have already been fired....
on Taylor street, as predicted by another poster!!
I sincerely hope the rank and file don't take this crap. Any driver of a sky blue S & S vehicle should be closely monitored. Any infractions should be dealt with directly, but professionally. Maybe when the 5th floor starts to receive all the traffic fines from S&S personnel, they'll get the message!!

1/20/2007 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Markham is a goof!!Clout guy all the way!! He is pissed because he didn't get a stop sign in front of his house! This guy started a big thing on his old block with other police officers and fire fighters because he didn't get his stop sign !! Mert. Sgt./ from 189. We should't vote for people just because they are the police . I.E. BURKE- BEAVERS ........

1/20/2007 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when your going to the person shot..domestic stabbing ETC. Take enought time to park legally and let the fuckers FEND FOR THEMSELVES.

Ive never met or worked with such stupidity in my life until I got with this department.

1/20/2007 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that the 016 Co ordered all police personal vehicles be ticketed on all beats of 016.

Nice ... Makes me even prouder to work for such a fine department.

We get spanked for all the corruption. Yea go do police work now. We will never learn.

1/20/2007 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I CAME ON THE JOB TO PARK WHERE EVER I WANT AND NOW THIS?????!!!!!
I'M GONNA QUIT.

1/20/2007 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REMEMBER, S@S TOW DRIVERS ARE NOT LED AROUND BY THEIR SUPERVIAORS AND ORDERED TO TOW SQUADS. THEY AMY BE TOLD TO MAKE IT A PRIORITY BUT IT IS STILL THEIR CALL. THAT BEING SAID, IF THIS IS TRUE AND IT HAPPENS (SO FAR JUST STORIES) THEN WE ARE JUSTIFIED TO NAIL THE FUCK OUTTA EVERY S@S TOW DRIVER AND S@S EMPLOYEE WE SEE. I HERE BY DECLARE A:

*DEPLOYMENT OPERATIONS CENTER*

CITY-WIDE ZERO TOLERANCE ON ALL S@S EMPLOYEES. EFFECTIVE 20JAN07 TILL FURTHER NOTICE......

1/20/2007 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they can start with lil dick daleys' armored limo parked illegally in front of city hall every day.

1/20/2007 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

/Any copper who is dumb enough to pay the city to get back a police car from a city pound deserves to get screwed.

Just go back to where you work, report the car stolen and let S&S figure it out. Have a few cups of coffe and go home.

This is gonna be fun!

1/20/2007 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I heard the order correctly - S&S has to contact OEMC, who then contacts the on-duty ADS, who will make the determination whether or not the vehicle in question is on a bona fide emergency situation or not. If the ADS gives the ok, the vehicle is towed, and the financial responsibilty falls on the officer.

1/20/2007 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are as hysterical as a bunch of old women with a winnie waver. We all have to park illegally from time to time, but alot of the time its nothing but laziness. If you're cars sitting in a tow zone long enuf for S/S to grab it, then you've been there way too long. I'm talking hours not minutes and if you think that paying $200.00 to get back city property is too much, let me tell you, refuse and you'll take a minimum 5 day suspension and you'll still end of paying the tow and fine. Not pleasant and we should all get a pass but the fact of life is that when you take those keys out you agree to take care of the City's property. You break the law you pay. . . its that simple. The individual S/S drivers have nothing to do with it . . . they have no more power to change the rules than you do. . . and, tell me, why should they refuse an order to tow you and take a draw. . . they didn't fuck up, you did.

If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. You'll find that paying the $200.00 find and getting the car back before quitting time is a whole lot cheaper than making a federal case out of it. Let's see: $200 bucks versus 5 days pay. . . you do the math.

1/20/2007 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous in retaliation to the jerk said...

You guys are as hysterical as a bunch of old women with a winnie waver. We all have to park illegally from time to time, but alot of the time its nothing but laziness.............
----------------------------------

Whoever wrote this is simply an ASSHOLE. Don't give us the, "We should be held to higher standards" speech. You sound like a company guy. My thing is this, we are the FUCKING police. That's it. If we are on duty and driving a police vehicle, we should park anywhere we please as long as it is not causing any major traffic hazard or danger (i.e. in the middle of the LSD). Don't give us that shit about laziness, the S&S drivers having nothing to do with it, and agreeing to take care of the city's property. Who's side are you on? Or are some sort of self-righteous fuck that thinks everything that the City and the Dept comes up with is fair and just and don't try to say you were just making everyone aware of the facts. Fuckyou. We deal bullshit everyday. Were in the business of death, violence, profanity, and stress. This is not a complaint, I love this shit, but your telling us that we shouldn't be able to park illegally while we continue our work day dealing with this shit or while taking lunch or a personal? Go fuck yourself sideways! The City has plenty of other ways to make money and plenty of other bullshit laws it can enforce. There is no major fucking epidemic or crisis concerning police parking habits. And if anyone sounds like a hysterical oldwoman its you, you fucking C*m stain.

1/20/2007 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask for an explanation of where to park on a call. If you can't find parking for lunch, take the dough. Grieve everything, enforce the law, sue. Or just shut up and take it.

1/20/2007 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commissioner Steve SORFLEET and Ron CALDERONE, Bureau of Traffic Services, Streets & San, take their orders directly from the 5th floor at City Hall. They are actually hooking unmarked city vehicles ("M-plate" Crown Vics, etc.).


would you be surprised if i told you that.
mr. ronald calderone is a 11th wardman.
mr. steve sorfleet is a 19th wardman.

say no more

1/20/2007 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You f**king pussy, why dont you take your meritorious 35th and Michigan spot and lick someone elses balls there. It's spineless wonders like yourself that allow this bullshit to fly.

you + no balls = brass
YOU do the math.

1/20/2007 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 day suspension???? your fucking nuts

1/20/2007 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but I noticed a poster with an apparent gripe about Sgt.
Markham. Markham is NOT a "merit"
Sgt., Officer know-it-all. He posted a good score on the LAST exam, and made it on his own.
Anyone who has ever worked with Don will very likely tell you he is a truly professional Officer, works hard, and always gave 110% every day. I don't know why you would post something so blatantly untrue about how he EARNED his stripes, but don't allow petty jealousy to cloud your judgement, or guide your keystrokes here. True, Markham did work in 189, and he did a great job there, always pitching in where help was needed, without being asked. Personally, if the rumor here is true, I hate to see him run for Alderman, because people like him are sorely needed in the boss ranks. A fair guy, who's been on the job for over 14 years and has worked in all facets of law enforcement, and performed his job well. Anyone who would post anything different here obviously doesn't know him, or even worked with him. I personally wish the man well in his new endeavor, but in my opinion, I hate to see someone of his high character jump into the political arena, where even the best of folks occasionally get slimed over. Oh, and by the way, even though Don made rank on his own, I can think of few PO's who would have deserved to be submitted for meritorious appt. to the rank based on their performance in the field more deserving than Don. And if you asked around in 189, I think many people in the unit who had ever worked with Don
would point him out as a guy who would have definitely deserved the nod. Thank God he got his stripes on his own, to shut up the petty people who would blast him if his promotion had gone the meritorious route.

1/20/2007 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

response to comment on 1/20/420 am
another ass@@@@@ comment from one of our sgts/lts; obviously not a "street" officer....we do our JOB....check out the gangbangers; alley walkers at 2 a.m.; cars driving without lites; we took an oath to serve/protect and NOW WE HAVE TO WORRY THAT WE'RE LEGALLY PARKED ?????

1/20/2007 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I was one of those unfortunates who had an unmarked "squad" car towed at the old traffic court building. Un#ucking believable. A Sgt that I knew in traffic court made the arrangements to get it back w/out $helling out $$. That was about 10 years ago. I don't blame a po for not writing any parkers or movers now, this city seems to stick it to themselves.

Once again it's the media running the show with the bosses typically over-reacting to bullshit.

1/20/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Text
§9-48-010. Authorized emergency vehicles

(a) The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when
responding to an emergency call or when in pursuit of an actual or
suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon
return from any fire alarm, may:

(1) Park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of the
Traffic Code;



Text
§9-44-040. Tow trucks - Equipment and markings

(a) No person shall drive or operate a tow truck unless the
truck complies with the following:

(1) Every tow truck shall be equipped with an amber rotating
light affixed to the roof of the cab; such light shall be visible for
at least 500 feet in all directions and shall be operating when said
tow truck is either towing or pushing a vehicle.


Text
(3) Every tow truck shall be equipped with at least one cubic
foot of sand or dirt, one broom, one shovel, one trash can and one
fully charged fire extinguisher, dry chemical or carbon dioxide with a
rating of 4-B-C units or greater bearing the approval of a laboratory
qualified by the Bureau of Fire Prevention for this purpose.

(b) Every owner or operator of a tow truck shall remove all
glass and debris deposited upon any public way by the disabled vehicle
being serviced. The operator shall also spread sand or dirt upon the
portion of any public way on which oil or grease has been deposited by
the disabled vehicle.

9-64-170
Text

(c) It shall be unlawful to stand or park any vehicle six
feet or greater in height within 20 feet of a crosswalk. A violator
of this subsection shall be subject to a fine of $25.00.

1/20/2007 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear 4:01:01
Thank you. Someone has got to stand up.

1/20/2007 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 019 we were ordered to park legally at all times, even when going to an emergency call.

Next hold up alarm in progress call, fire, plane crash etc. I will call in I cannot find legal parking in front and will get there as soon as I find a legal parking space per 1st Deputy Starks orders.

1/20/2007 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is: Why would any Copper write any tickets or for that matter do any Police work in this city! Just ride around and burn the City's gas and do nothing! This is really what the City of Chicago wants Police to do, don't park anywhere for any reason lest you get a ticket or worse having to hitch a ride back to the District Station! I am totally done being a "bitch" for this "pimp City"!

1/19/2007 08:12:35 AM

-----------------------------

Good-bye! OH and don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out........

1/20/2007 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to:Any copper who is dumb enough to pay the city to get back a police car from a city pound deserves to get screwed...

YOU ever hear of wage garnishment, they do it with tickets and water bills, you don't think they'll do it with this???

1/20/2007 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the fax message sent out reguarding this situation. TOWING DOESN'T START UNTILL THE 22ND. Towing covers both marked and unmark squads.

note: I did not misspell First, it spelled that way in the fax. And I also did not screw up the singluar "driver and the plural "their" in the text either or any other error that I didn't catch.

MESSAGE

Fisrt Deputy Superintendent Dana V. STARKS has authorized the following procedure regarding the towing of illegally parked Department vehicles both marked and unmarked. These measures will become effective on 22 Ian 2007, at 0001 hours and will remain in effect until further notice

Department members are expected to park all Department vehicles legally. Under no circumstances should Department vehicles be parked on a fire hydrant or in a handicapped parking space. The operator of a Department vehicle must be prepared to justify their actions for having parked illegally even when that action involves their official duties in response to an emergency situation.

If a Department vehicle is found to be parked illegally by Department of Streets and Sanitation personnel, Operations Command will be contacted and the on-duty Assistant Deputy Superintendent will be notified. The on-duty ADS will determine the status of the illegally parked Department vehicle and inform the Department of Streets and Sanitation personnel to proceed accordingly.

When a Department vehicle is towed, the operator will be responsible for the citation, towing and other costs associated with the towing of the Department vehicle. Notwithstanding the determination of the on-duty ADS the operator of any illegally parked vehicle can still face disciplinary measures.

1/20/2007 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PO Byrnes gotz a ticket for parking in no tow zone

1/20/2007 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the retards here who want to start ticketing SS veh.or off duty SS emp.,stop and think.Why create even the littlest bit of revenue for this mayor.To all the outside units who come into 012 for dinner(Taylor st,greektown),do you think people want to see squad cars parked any which way.....sometimes for 2-3 hours,while they get hammered by CPD or meter maids???These areas have changed and the yuppie WILL beef and get results.Just go to your jobs and park legally......even if it means going around the block 20 times to find a spot.

1/20/2007 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

01/20/2007 04:16:23 AM

The above poster sounds like a spineless boss.

1/20/2007 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If I heard the order correctly - S&S has to contact OEMC, who then contacts the on-duty ADS, who will make the determination whether or not the vehicle in question is on a bona fide emergency situation or not. If the ADS gives the ok, the vehicle is towed, and the financial responsibilty falls on the officer.

1/20/2007 04:07:43 AM

HOW THE FUCK CAN AN ADS KNOW WHAT THE FUCK I'M DOING WHILE MY CAR IS PARKED IN A SPOT. THE ONLY THING HE CAN CHECK IS IF I'M A MARKED UNIT, HE CAN CHECK IF I'M ON A JOB OR IF I'M AN UNMARKED UNIT HE CAN EVENUTALLY FIGURE OUT WHO THE CAR IS ASSIGNED TO OR DETAILED TO. IS THE ADS A MIND READER.

I THINK THE ONLY TIME YOU'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IS IF YOU ILLEGALLY PARKED AND YOUR ON LUNCH, THATS IT. IF I'M DOING ANY FORM OF POLICE WORK WHATSOEVER AND THEY TOW THE POLICE CAR THAN "FUCK YOU" IT'S OUT OF THEIR POCKET NOT MINE. LETS SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY INTERFERE WITH A POLICE INVESTIGATION OR THEY ALLOW MY PERP TO GET AWAY CAUSE NOW I DON'T HAVE A CAR TO GET HIM WITH.

1/20/2007 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

012 must have got an advance notice of this order a couple of weeks ago when they were writing Chicago and Suburban Police Officers Vehicles parked legally with the permission of ADS Tobias and CPS over at the Skinner School Lot by the Academy. Thanks for being ahead of the curve 012 2nd watch.

1/20/2007 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few thoughts. Again, it all starts with the Sun-Times..article by STEPHANIE ZIMMERMANN as their investigating bitch reporter. Why is this a "front page" story? Is the "Handi-cop parking" story that important? No. It's just to fuck over and embarass the police department again. The Sun-Times is anti-police as much as Daley's administration. C. Williams, Mayor Daley and the high and mighty news reporters...they are all hypocrites. The rules don't apply to them and they blame everyone else... but they will park illegally whenever they want. I see news vehicles parked illegally all the time. C. Williams is reactionary in every idea he comes up with...he doesn't step-back and think about the outcome of his b.s. decision.

1/20/2007 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVEN IF I HAVE TO PAY THE $200.00, I AM A CITY COP. I DONT EVER HAVE MORE THAN $20.00 BUCKS IN MY POCKET AT ANY TIME AND I DONT HAVE A CASH STATION CARD OR CREDIT CARD. SO NOW WHAT STREET DEPUTY... HOW BOUT YOU BLOW ME!!!

LIKE PREVIOUSLY POSTED... YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE AN ABSOLUTE MORON TO PAY THE FINE!!! CANT SQUEEZE BLOOD OUT OF A ROCK AND BEFORE YOU SAY DOCK MY PAYCHECK WHAT DOES THE NEXT WATCH DRIVE WHILE THEY WAIT ON THAT?

ANYWAY, EVEN IF THEY DOCK MY CHECK THE $200.00 I WILL MAKE THAT UP 10 FOLD WITHOUT BREAKIN A SWEAT. THERE GONNA NEED TO GIVE ME AT LEAST 4 MORE TRAFFIC KEYS FOR ALL THE STREETS AND SAN, MEDIA, NEWSPAPER, TVB'S IM GONNA WRITE!!!

1/20/2007 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Starks ,
ou have just sent moral to it's lowest point ever. Why don't you retire and leave real police work to the real police. You are one of the main causes that this Dept. will never be the as it was many years ago . So take the hint and LEAVE NOW !

1/20/2007 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A thought....when you are not on a job, park illegaly. Call it in on your cell. If the city loses even a third of all its cars, the dopes that live in and run this city will FINALLY get to see what happens when there are no police on the street. It isn't blue flu, just a bunch of coppers standing around laughing at how incredibly stuipd this place is.

1/20/2007 01:45:35 AM

Shit, There Are No Police On The Street As We Speak. Take Away The Few There Are And The City Will Become "NEW JACK CITY". Can't Respond To A Job 3 Miles Away While On Foot. This Fucking City Can Rott. Disgruntled Is An Understatement.

If I Get My Car Back Out Of The Pound, The City Owes Me A New Leather Jacket, Gym Bag, Spare Flashlight, Police Badge And Hat, Nightstick, Posse, 3 Pairs of S&W Cuffs, And Much More. Cause You Know Those Theiving Mo Fo Tow Drivers And Scum That Work At The Pounds Will Take Everything In Sight. You Make Me Pay $200, You'll Be Paying Me $1,000 Plus. Fuck You Very Much.

1/20/2007 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw an unmarked "M" plate get hooked in front of the Pompei Bakery on Taylor St. on Fri. If they hook us, we write them, unmercifully. They should learn.

1/20/2007 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only the greatest Supt would allow Streets and Sans to tow squad cars. Give me a break, the guy is nothing more than an ALL U CAN EAT BUFFET MAYORAL BROWN NOSE! And how did he get his physical fitness pin?
____________________________________
Blame Dana, B.S, Blame Hippo Phil!

1/21/2007 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God help us if Charlie Williams becomes Superintendent. He hates the real police and wants nothing but yesmen and ass kissers.

He tells the story of how he got his ass kicked by west-side cops when he was a kid. He hates us, check him out if he visits a roll call. He can get cops killed.

1/21/2007 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Historical Point:

It was Diesel Dave Dougherty who ordered the vehicles towed along Lake Street when Traffic Court moved to the Asshole (AKA Daley) Center. Double "D" was one of the biggest loudmouth aholes this Department ever produced. Had his nose up the ass of every Mayoral pimp on the 5th Floor - LaSalle Street Side.

1/21/2007 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the retards here who want to start ticketing SS veh.or off duty SS emp.,stop and think.Why create even the littlest bit of revenue for this mayor


Make all your tickets State charges and the city gets nothing, and you get the overtime for court.

1/21/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a better idea. All MCC violations can be written on ANOV's instead of movers that the judge will probably throw out anyway. Write an ANOV and if they refuse to sign, guess what? You have to make a physical arrest. And then if the S&S vehicle is illegally parked, you get to have S&S tow one of their own to the pound. Priceless....

1/21/2007 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

be careful a P.O. just got 30 pending when his squad got stolen. He was at dinner with the car parked outside motor running. He thought his buddies were pulling his leg and took it. He went in to the station checked off and went home. car was not reported stolen. 1 1/2 days later guy gets pinched in the stolen squad.

1/21/2007 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All cowards,talk a big game on the blog. None of you guys have the balls to do what you say on this blog.

1/21/2007 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starks is interviewing to be police chief in atlanta hope he gets the job soon!

1/21/2007 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Off topic: Who are the CPD officers running for alderman? Sgt. Donald Markham is running against Doherty in the 41st ward. He's a good cop and great guy. Lets get out the word and vote one of our own in. He is having a meet your candidate reception at the Blackthorn Manor 7280 W. Devon on Thurs Jan 25th at 6:30 pm. All our welcome.

Worked with this guy hard working,good policeman. Always ready to work we should all support him. This guy has more guts than alot of people I know put together. Good lick Donnie I wish I would have known sooner!

1/19/2007 10:49:18 AM

1/22/2007 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the eagle said...

12:24, 2:34 and 5:29 AM ("The pen is mightier than the sword")

You are either a troll or very stupid. Leave the wretched tow truck drivers alone. Even if your "strategy" was sound, hunt for the bureau head that lives at 116** S. Bell in Mt. Greenwood.

Same goes for the working stiffs on the newspaper trucks. Go for the editorial people that actually are responsible for the skewed media coverage.

"THE EAGLE DOES NOT HUNT FLIES."

1/19/2007 03:24:38 PM

Hey moron 116th and Bell is not nor has it ever been Mt. Greenwood you stupid, ignorant no city knowing asshat. You should should be nominated for a promotion. Obviously we promote on this job by stupidity, a perfect example of this is Cedric Parks.

1/22/2007 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Sgt. Markham is a goof!!Clout guy all the way!! He is pissed because he didn't get a stop sign in front of his house! This guy started a big thing on his old block with other police officers and fire fighters because he didn't get his stop sign !! Mert. Sgt./ from 189. We should't vote for people just because they are the police . I.E. BURKE- BEAVERS ........

1/20/2007 02:30:42 AM

Hey dumbfuck, I was working with Markham when we got the results of that test back, he made made it off the list you stupid, ignorant mother fucker. At least get the facts straight.

1/22/2007 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tow all white shits who park illegally. let's see how long this nonsense will last. The fire Departments Union didn't endorse Mayor Richie. Who's the FOP going to endorse? Shit like this towing crap, just remember we have the voting power vote the alderman out, and make the mayor think more about the livleyhood of the police of this city. Work slow down in all districts!!! Stop making your Sgt's/Lt's look good they don't give a rats ass about you. A white shirt one time told me,"My pork chops are more important than your pork chops." Tow white shirts! They make the BIG $$$.$$$

1/22/2007 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DANA STARKS IS A RACIST WHO HATES WHITE PEOPLE. I WISH JOHN THOMAS WAS STILL ALIVE. A REAL CLASS ACT.

1/22/2007 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


Ive never met or worked with such stupidity in my life until I got with this department.

1/20/2007 02:49:27 AM

Well said.

1/23/2007 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cline did'nt have the balls to stand up to Mike Picardi when Picardi engineered the fleet take over of the police garages. Now Picardi, as the Commissioner of streets and sanitation has pissed in the Mayors ear about illegal police parking and again fat Phil does'nt have the balls to stand up to him. Open season on streets and sanitation vehicles people, Phil should know we have the balls!

1/24/2007 05:53:00 PM  

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