Friday, February 16, 2007

Dorothy Brown Pulling Away

From reality evidently.

Attempting to generate an issue that she can hitch her wagon to, Dorothy proceeds to attack that old whipping boy - the Police Department!
  • Mayoral challenger Dorothy Brown vowed today to overhaul the Police Board and the Office of Professional Standards and seriously consider realigning police beats to remove what she called the “long shadow” over the Chicago Police Department cast by former Lt. Jon Burge.
  • “We don’t have adequate policing in some communities. . . . There is a need to have the Chicago Police Department to be fairly and equitably placed throughout the city of Chicago. I have heard from many citizens . . . that beats [are not] being patrolled in some communities. . . . We absolutely will review the beats as they are now and determine whether or not a beat realignment is necessary,” she said.
  • Brown also promised to: install more cameras in squad cars; order “cultural sensitivity training” for police officers; breathe new life into community policing; and intensify the recruitment of minority officers. She wants to bridge a “racial divide” of police mistrust that shows 64 percent of whites, but only 40 percent of blacks, give favorable ratings to the Chicago Police, according to a recent survey.
Oh joy! More cameras that no one watches; more cultural sensitivity that pulls officers off the street for a non existent problem; more dollars wasted on a community policing program that has run it's course; more minority recruitment for what is already one of the most culturally diverse departments in the city (why not look at the Department of Transportation Dorothy?)

The proposals to overhaul OPS are just as ridiculous and tying in beat re-alignment with Burge is just goofy. And don't even get us started on which communities are being shorted police service - the answers would no doubt surprise Dorothy and her handlers.

Who writes this policy drivel for her?

46 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best idea she has is to realign the beats. Maybe then some of the few good areas in the city will actually see a police vehicle sometime during the week. It won't happen but it's a good idea. We will continue to send more vehicles to the "ghetto" (white/black/brown) and not enough to those that actually deserve more police service.

2/16/2007 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bridge a racial divide and put cameras in squad cars. She obviously is on a smear campaign to get no votes. Daley is our next mayor whether you like it or not, and I, have no problem with that. You want Dorothy Brown, a old, minority, female to be mayor of one of the greatest cities in the nation? Well then move to New Orleans where the mayor is minority and really knows how to take care of his "people". Don't Fu** with Chicago.....

2/16/2007 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous cpd write-in voter said...

MAKE A STATEMENT:

PATRICK J. FITZGERALD for MAYOR.

MICHAEL L. SHAKMAN for:

(1) ALDERMAN
(2) CITY CLERK
(3) CITY TREASURER
(4) All of the Above

2/16/2007 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take it easy on her SCC!! She's liable to read this and have another pitiful press conference where she's crying and snibling like after the meeks thing!!

USA PATRICK FITZGERALD FOR MAYOR!!

2/16/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I for one am glad that I'm retired and will not see the downfall of this city or the police dept.

2/16/2007 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Idiot, and her staff!
DUMB!!! THE POLICE AND FIRE ARE PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE'S THAT WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR HER!

Re-align Beats in the single MOST important thing that could happen along with re-align manpower out of bullshit "Special (CLOUT) Units" that don't help the real problems to the DISTRICT LEVEL!

2/16/2007 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is absolutely right...some of the neighborhoods are woefully undermanned.

Let's start in 016...look at the square mileage of 015 or 007 and compare it to 016. Now look at manpower, including TRU/SOS/Narcotics/Gangs. Hmmm....yep! I see a BIG FUCKING PROBLEM! I'm paying more taxes on my house than an entire block in 007, but I have less than 1/3 the City services!

Our local City parks have broken playgrounds and shit facilities, yet when I work in areas that are definitely NOT pulling in their share of tax revenue, I see gorgeous, brand new play grounds and sports equipment!!!

I have to live in this rat hole City, and if I choose to live in a somewhat quiet neighborhood, I get the tax bill stuck in my ass! I love having some jobless mutt say "I pay your salary", I want to stick my tax bill up his ass and ask who's paying for whom!!!!!!!!

Sorry about all the "sticking thing in the ass" comments...I'm tired and frustrated...won't happen again.

2/16/2007 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did all the police cars go I want to know-- they went to ghetto thats where! Guess who gets less police service! Crime is crime it has no skin color.

2/16/2007 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the idea. Mayor Brown I live on a southside beat that is mostly white and we only have around 4 officers assigned to work it on an average watch. The funny thing is we are way under served. This beat is about the size of Englewood in both size and population, but we don't have 400 officers assigned to the district let alone the beat. PLEASE.... help us under served.

2/16/2007 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, my block is draining police power over the past 3 years with the 1 reported criminal act (theft from a car) on the NW side.

If the credit check actually was applied to hiring for the PD dept. The recruitment from some areas would have a dramatic drop. Daley did push for the highest minority recruitment ever for the Feb 06 test? Yes, too bad one would have to not have a conviction with poor conduct, with 60 credit hours from a college, and pass the power test, and not have gang tats, or use criminal buddies as references, or lie about being arrested, or even piss hot. All starting by Passing a simple vocab and matcing test with added points, and a pysch, and a medical.

It cost 100,000 to train a recruit not to mention the cost to investigate a background. All with three seperate agencies involved which can DQ an applicant. The process is to weed people out, not to mention the academy.

The point is Dorthy Brown going to make it easier to make the Dept or harder for recruits. Or just hire anyone through city hall?

2/16/2007 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read the funniest thing ever on your website! "Mayoral challenger Dorothy Brown"!
Woman please! Hope you don't think Tricky Dick is gonna roll over and hand you the crown.
"Are you having a killer time?" Napoleon Dynamite

2/16/2007 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beat/district realignment would make sense, so it won't happen. someone also needs to reevaluate what districts are busy and what districts aren't.

i just love how people who don't have a clue what it's like to be the police are telling us how to police.

2/16/2007 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“We don’t have adequate policing in some communities. . . . There is a need to have the Chicago Police Department to be fairly and equitably placed throughout the city of Chicago. I have heard from many citizens . . . that beats [are not] being patrolled in some communities. . . . We absolutely will review the beats as they are now and determine whether or not a beat realignment is necessary,” she said.
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Oh great! thank you, Dorothy. You are going to help the tax payers on the NW and SW side to have their homes patroled! Fantastic. You are talking about the NW and SW sides, right?

2/16/2007 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she just lost my vote....or was that the idea? next she will propose putting firemen on 8hr shifts, cutting O.T. for streets & san, etc.
can we have a real choice please!

2/16/2007 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous 025 Distict Copper said...

You want to see police deprived? Go on BT 1631, I havent seen police on beat for years!!!!!

2/16/2007 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the 16th district must be changed. It will be added to 025, and thus become the new 10 sector of 025. The new 16th station will be turned into a polish history museum.

2/16/2007 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voting for Dorthy Brown would be like voting for Eugene Pincham.

Doc Walls can't win either and is probably put up by Daley's forces to split the black vote.

But, I suggest that voting for Walls would at least send a message that the right minoirty candidate could eventually defeat Daley. Especially if the votes came from white wards.

2/16/2007 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can remap whatever the hell you want to but that wont solve a thing. The cars will still be pulled off of their beat to answer calls on the busier beats in a district which still means the higher taxes you pay, the less police service you get. The only answer is to properly man the dept on a district level. Whether it means an end to some of the units or hiring more coppers so be it, thats the only way to get ahead of the call volume. Ideally a department should have enough people to have down time so the officers can be proactive, we can barely get a lunch without an approval by a sgt because of a backlog.

2/16/2007 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Poppa-Liccious is her campaign manager............any truth to this?

2/16/2007 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“cultural sensitivity training” you can "suck it"

2/16/2007 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“cultural sensitivity training” fuck off!

2/16/2007 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

002 IS TOO SMALL AND 008 IS TOO BIG

2/16/2007 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about caring for the police that see so much fuck up shit! How about the coppers that go that extra mile (Above and beyond the call of duty). Its always the negative shit( a few bad apples) that always gets attention.
But for those who are the hard working cops (THE REAL POLICE) I always we'll have your back.
P.S. fuck those dogs that come out with the idea that I'm just going to get a check (suck my D**K)

2/16/2007 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's see daley put her up to try to get Santos out, she lost now he put her up to run to siphon votes from another goof walls! He could not get Santos out so his "Crew" set her up and had her sent to prison! The same thing with Laski feared him so off to jail he went! Hmm the fish stinks from the head down, so since daley set all this up with his friends like victor reyes,degnan, joyce, and others but they are not indicted? Why? To much Power!

2/16/2007 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a pathetic LOSER Alderman Zalewski (23rd Ward) is. Here's a guy who tried to sneak Section 8 housing into Garfield Ridge and now he's promising "more police protection" after he's done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for the past decade to bump up the amount of officers patrolling the west end of 008.

God Bless Sgt Chuck Maida for forcing the Alderman to FINALLY address this issue! I hope you STOMP Zalewski into the ground on election day!

And how pathetic it is that the FOP has chosen to endorse the Mayor's hack (Zalewski) over one of our own, Sgt Maida.

Goooo CHUCK!!!

You ROCK!!!

2/16/2007 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE POLICE ARE NEVER IN THE GHETTO!
THE POLICE WERE CHASING THE CAR JUST BEFORE IT CRASHED!
HOW CAN THE POLICE BE CHASING THESE CARS WHEN THEY ARE NEVER THERE??
THEY CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.
ASSHOLES

2/16/2007 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

002 needs to spread west across the ryan taking over the east end of 009, 009 needs to move west and take in the east end of 008; 012 and 013 need to take the east part of 011, north part of 010, that's a start...

2/16/2007 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . Daley did push for the highest minority recruitment ever for the Feb 06 test . . .
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The way that they are getting higher minority highering is by failing a large number of white canidates at the psych interview!
These kids need to file a class action law suit. It is unreal how many fail at this stage of the inprocessing.

2/16/2007 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Get_Use_2_It said...

I see a BIG FUCKING PROBLEM! I'm paying more taxes on my house than an entire block in 007, but I have less than 1/3 the City services!
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That is your lot in life. You pay, they play.

2/16/2007 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025 Distict Copper said...
You want to see police deprived? Go on BT 1631, I havent seen police on beat for years!!!!!

2/16/2007 07:05:00 AM
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I wonder if they are even allowed on the beat or are they an acting "Lvl 1 DOC car"??

2/16/2007 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we can barely get a lunch without an approval by a sgt because of a backlog.

2/16/2007 09:06:00 AM
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New hiring standards for Call Takers!

2/16/2007 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . Daley did push for the highest minority recruitment ever for the Feb 06 test . . .
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The way that they are getting higher minority highering is by failing a large number of white canidates at the psych interview!
These kids need to file a class action law suit. It is unreal how many fail at this stage of the inprocessing.

2/16/2007 05:24:00 PM

You mean the White candidates who were failed for not doing their sit-ups on the final power tests while the non-white candidates passed even though they did half of what the whites did? Naaaaaa, Never happen. Its all Legit.

2/16/2007 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

didn't one of the greatest cmmdrs to bless our dept. retire like 15 years ago. hey dorthy time to run the infamous fire dept video too

2/17/2007 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

police what police i live on beat 2211 and the only time my neighbors or myself see a police car its from evergreen park

2/17/2007 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are full of shit 10:39. The final power test for Feb 06 hasn't even been given yet for anyone.

Many people fail the pysch-regardless. Why because they say they drink every weekend is my best guess.

2/17/2007 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dorothy Brown - Toddler Stroger - William Beavers - Rev. Meeks - Emile Jones - need I identify anymore of the problem.

2/17/2007 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, more BS. White families must rationalize why their child didn't get on the job. A lawsuit. No one is out to get you in the hiring process.

For the written their is vocab and a mint pysch to fit a profile.

Power test is passed upon your merit. Wow, I witnessed minority and whites fail.

Personel day, prints, drugs, transcripts, and questionare hand in day. piss hot, no college, and a criminal record by signing the affadavid and then your prints came back (you lied-DQ) and past drug use a DQ.

The Pysch, one must fit a profile and is the most contraversal part of the process, some people don't fit a profile, or have a mental/drug problem. The thought is people are out to get you, they grill you, this is BS.

Background, any arrest-convictions-poor employment history-military
discharge. DQ

There is a big misconsepction about the hiring process. Well, at least by the few post I've read. It is what it is. Critera/conduct to meet/expect to became a peace officer.

2/17/2007 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let Dorothy re-Beat some Districts,
then maybe we'll see some POLICE on the West end of 008.
Or better yet, split 008 in half, and make a new dist.
This way the P.O.'s who live in Garfield Ridge will finally get some police service.

2/17/2007 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, more BS. White families must rationalize why their child didn't get on the job. A lawsuit. No one is out to get you in the hiring process.

For the written their is vocab and a mint pysch to fit a profile.

Power test is passed upon your merit. Wow, I witnessed minority and whites fail.

Personel day, prints, drugs, transcripts, and questionare hand in day. piss hot, no college, and a criminal record by signing the affadavid and then your prints came back (you lied-DQ) and past drug use a DQ.

The Pysch, one must fit a profile and is the most contraversal part of the process, some people don't fit a profile, or have a mental/drug problem. The thought is people are out to get you, they grill you, this is BS.

Background, any arrest-convictions-poor employment history-military
discharge. DQ

There is a big misconsepction about the hiring process. Well, at least by the few post I've read. It is what it is. Critera/conduct to meet/expect to became a peace officer.

2/17/2007 08:34:00 AM

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I don't even know how you figured out to post this. I hope you aren't a cop. I would hate to have you write a report or testify in court with me. How far did you get in school?

2/17/2007 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't even know how you figured out to post this. I hope you aren't a cop. I would hate to have you write a report or testify in court with me. How far did you get in school?
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I'm deeply sorry. In the future, I'll put my time into an anonymous blog comment. I attempted to shorthand an entire summary of the hiring process. Your critical review of the essay's poor grammar and spelling is correctly noted. However, I'll respond with some short answers and comments.

First, The post's point from above: White applicants are not hindered during the hiring process.
Your thougths? Second, I figured out how to type into a area labeled "leave your comment" box and click "publish your comment".
Third, there are many police officers with poor english and spelling skills on the job, I'll just be one of them. I undertand you'd hate to witness my spoken testimony in court, or even read, sign off, and submit my paperwork into a court hearing. I'll conclude with that I earned a college degree.

All I wanted was to rebuttle the stupid posts about white applicants getting the shaft.

2/18/2007 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DOROTHY IS DALEY'S PAWN. SHE'S THERE TO SPLIT THE BLACK VOTE. DALEY KNOWS THE POLICE HATE HIM AND MIGHT VOTE FOR HER. SO HE MAKES HER SPOUT ANTI POLICE BULLSHIT. GET IT????
BUT LETS KEEP VOTING DEMOCRAT
HOPE HE DIES BEFORE HE'S INDICTED.

2/18/2007 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same thing happened off the old 1990 test. A huge amount of white applicants were "psyched" and told they were not qualified, I was one of them. it was entirely white applicants, all in the name of diversity on the department, and it was done purposely. A class action was filed and low and behold everyone became sane all of the sudden and hired; menawhile thugs waltzed into the department and hired no problem, it was and still is a joke. Instead of sticking to standards and hiring the best, they dumb down the hiring process, overlook arrest histories etc. to make the department look diverse. Now, they do the same with the promotional exams, it is a joke, could you imagine this happening with the bar exam, accountants exam or meds?

2/18/2007 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:21 do you have legal proof of this class action suit in 1990. Is it even referenced upon on the net?

What I am getting at, is do you feel "pysch" is still happening to applicants?

Also, one can have an arrest maybe even a criminal conviction and still get on. But mostly its on appeals to the city because the BI didn't sign off on them.

I'm in the corner that white applicants "psych" themselves out of the job.

By the way, in Chicagoland there are over a million african americans and only 2500 on them are on the Chicago Police Dept. You are saying that with the 200 blacks they hire a year, the majority have backgrounds. How do you know this?

2/18/2007 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw a poster on 75th street says IAFF Local 2 are supporting this "lady". anyone know if this is true? has cfd lost it's mind?

2/19/2007 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to school with Doty. We used to call her "Poo But". She was one hell of a double dutch champ!

2/20/2007 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman Doherty on WGN News / YouTube

"Dirty Politics in One Alderman's Race?"

http://wgntv.trb.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORcKvwqm_Q0

2/21/2007 04:05:00 PM  

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