Friday, April 13, 2007

Mayor Spins and Spins and Spins

A couple of people have mentioned this article in various comment sections:
  • Mayor Richard Daley and his top emergency team Thursday vigorously defended the city's ability to communicate during a crisis. They were responding to an ABC7 I-Team report Wednesday night that uncovered serious technical difficulties with the city's emergency communication.
There are more than a few chuckles included in the entire article:
  • Despite federal records that prove the city equipment was unauthorized for use the past six months, Chicago's disaster czar Thursday maintained there has never been a problem with the unified communications vehicle, or UCV.

    "The UCV does have satellite capability. It has had it from the very beginning," said Cortez Trotter, Chicago chief emergency officer.

Good thing Cortez Trotter is the "disaster czar," because he seems to be presiding over a helluva disaster:
  • It may have had the [satellite] capability, but a rejection letter from the Federal Communications Commission just last month prohibited the city from turning it on and using it. The FCC said that, from the beginning, Chicago hadn't fulfilled all the requirements for a satellite permit.
Ah yes, the city that works. Who knows what might happen if terrorists ever made a serious run at this town.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cortez Trotter's real name is OTIS. Check the Thornwood or Thornridge yearbook. He said OTIS wasn't sophisticated enough. -----Well neither is he!

4/12/2007 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy A is a TOOL, Cortez Trotter doesn't know a damn thing yet we trust them to manage intergrated interoperable communications for the olympics!!! NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

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4/12/2007 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more bulls@@t, from the king of bulls@@t, who employs lackeys who also spew bulls@@t...more of the same, more nonsense, more irrelevance and insult, from those who preach "hey, it's the chicago way"..

4/13/2007 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year, Ron Huberman was on WTTW-TVs, "Chicago Tonight" with Phil Ponce. A woman reporter from the Daily Southtown was on the panel and had written a story about how badly prepared the city was to respond to a terrorist attack.

Ron stated, that the city has a plan to respond to a terrorist attack. But, the city would not train the first responding officers, that's us, in that plan. The city wants to keep that a secret, from us, so the terrorists would not know what is in the plan.

One of the highest ranking exempts of this department when asked about this subject said, "It is not practical to train individual officers (that's us), how to respond to a terrorist attack."

This person went on to say that we were expected to listen to the radio and do what we were told no matter what.

Either of these people might become our next superintendent. Either of them, and probably any one else from the inside the department will continue this as it is what the mayor wants.


It is not surprising that this high-tech vehicle has failed when the even low-tech survival of police officers has been criminally neglected. This neglect is official city and department policy.

Being prepared it seems, does not put any money in the Democratic coffers. I really hope that the Feds, audit the Department of Homeland Security money the city has been given. It would not be surprising that it came in the front door, and went out in the back on a hired dump-truck.

4/13/2007 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i once had an opporunity to tour the du page county E.O.C. and those boys are for real. the facility is underground, providid for, and with redundant everything....power supply,comms,radar,antennas...you name it and they got it! it's not shiney and flashy and someone didn't retire on it's construction but it is mission overengineered and this city could bennifit from studying it.

4/13/2007 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The UCV does have satellite capability".

Yes, but does it work? Wouldn't it be nice if us first responders were shown or given a demonstration on the "capabilities" of this vehicle?

Another area, overlooked is the functionality of the radio battery. Sounds simple, still, in an actual emergency,when first responders will be on the scene for 8hrs or more, what are we to do when our batteries go out, as they normally do after 8hours?
How many times has this happened to us on crime scenes?

Or in an actual emergency,what is the protocol if there is an open key? Can OEMC turn off the offending radio transmission, like the suburban departments can?

Shouldn't we (first responders) know in advance, what radio zone we'll be using to communicate?

Is the vehicle immune from EMP?
Now I know where all the money for new PDT's (car computers)has gone.

4/13/2007 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A while back I went for 2 day training offered by the DHS regarding terrorism. Not ONE white shirt attended. After the training I walked out of there and shook my head ... my first thought was... Chicago is F*ed if this ever happens here.
I also did a school paper on our preparedness for such an event, boys & girls... we're doomed!

4/13/2007 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PO's aren't suppose to know what's going on. It's always been that way and will continue to. The truth is even simpler we don't know because they don't know.

4/13/2007 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We do not have the equipment we need in the event of a chemical attack. No suits, gloves, boots, old ass gas masks... NADA!
I won't be a first responder in such an event. I'll get in my car and go to my family. I'm not going to be a "blue canary" for the CPD if this happens.
If they gave a shit about us they would give us the equipment needed if such an event happened. They'd rather save a buck or two by not buying equipment than us!

4/13/2007 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets use this comment section for posting micro management horror stories.
For instance 2 sgt.'s handeling a job while 4 POs stand by waiting for orders on what to write in the report.

4/13/2007 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ho Ho Ho comic book cops! Most of your equipment is old and broken down. Check out your pool vehicles. Check out your station security. Most station lots are easily accessed by anyone. Hell, Devry students park at area 3.

4/13/2007 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Otis couldn't find his feet if is sox were on fire.

4/13/2007 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/13/2007 12:42:00 AM

Since we are not trained we don't go! F*^K it go for what to die for a city that does not give a shit? For a thief mayor with the degnans,duffs,joyces,etc taking huge contracts and stuffing there pockets and fat bellies! How about trotter "mr trotter mr trotter your so stupid", he has no credentials except that he is kept in power by the black ministers with the fake church coalition! remember when oemc went down for hours to communicate with the police?
daley needs to resign now to save the city! he is the worst mayor in history anywhere but he can legally steal! him and the 50 thieves take whatever they want! Did you read where they want only 1 garbage man to pick up all garbage on rear of truck? it will save money they say! how about elected quit stealing it would save billions! now in todays sun-times hoffman the ig wants more money to investigate and prosecute why are the aldertheives and their staffs exempt from investigations by him? maybe because they know they are crooked? this city is a cesspool of corruption!

4/13/2007 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To solve this problem all the city has to do is to put the 606A guys in charge of OEC. These superstars have a combined 4 years experience and are just what the department needs to battle the terrorists. They are just waiting to make a treason arrest because they have done everything else on this job. Just ask them.

4/13/2007 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats what happens when you have the city being run by "meritorious" lackeys. Clout doesn't make you any smarter.

4/13/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It never fails how so many people who can't even get promoted out of a blue and white have he answer for everything. Whine, moan and cry about everything under the sun.
No cars available, no time due, I can't get a spot, I can't get promoted,bla bla bla bla......
you're so unsatified with this job
quit!!!! you and your family are so unsafe here, move. The media don't like us boo hoo hoo! My bungalow cost to much money, my kids got lices, my wife got warts.
I see Black People! I see Hispanic People! I see Oriental People! I see Arabs! I'm a self proclaim hero and no one respects me, no one will kiss my ass, when I walk into a room, and on top of that some asshole gave me a ticket for illegaly parking near a fire hydrant. Woe it with me, now I have to pay full price for my lunch

4/13/2007 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God forbid they hire someone other than some jagoff political hack to run probably one of the most important things in the city. If we ever have a real emergency maybe we can send smoke signals and toss the radios with the empty unused channels. But don't worry, Tez will figga evathang out.

4/13/2007 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think the UCV has a box of extra PDT parts in it?

I'm missing my 'backspace' key.

4/13/2007 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
Can you print the entire story about the young white married couple from Nashville? We think their story needs to be told from start to finish.
The media is avoiding this sensitive topic. We come to you for the real truth.
-025 coppers on Days

4/13/2007 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should we worry? The only emergency communications that Chicago city officials are going to relay to each other will be either "Honey, the Arabs just hit us! Quick, go out in the yard & dig up the money & I'll meet you in the alley behind the garage in 10 minutes in my City Car!"
OR:
"OH SHIT! The G is here! They just hit you too?! Oh No! This is bad!"
(swith to 2nd channel)
"Honey get me a lawyer down to the Federal Building real quick! The G is doing a roundup!"
OR:
" So hubby is out of town, eh? Well..."

4/13/2007 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, WHERE IS THE HELICOPTER???
NEVER SEEN IT!
Did city used the federal grant money for wrought iron fences and concrete planters?
The pilot wil get an honorable the 1st time he gets it off the ground!

4/13/2007 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Hubberman was a guru with this shit? What happen?
OH YEAH, he was great. Just another political hack given a spot way beyond his capabilities.

The plan is simple: Every man women and child for himself.

Daleys going to escape on a hired truck, stuttering all the way out of this doomed city.

4/13/2007 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just to report to the media: The SWAT team is just as much in the dark as the first responders in the district. This is a shame because we are who the citizens of this city are lead to believe that atleast the swat team would know the cities plan, but we don't!!!!! I personally don't believe there is a plan. You would think we would know the lay out of all the possible terrorist targets in the city but the city doesn't think that is important. we are probably the only full time swat time in the nation that doesn't have take home squad cars... yeah I know, you guys are gonna say we don't need take home cars....remeber that the next time you are waiting for us to show up to the next HBT job. I have to drive from my house in 22 all the way to homan and fillmore to pick up a squad car to head to a job that might be in the 4th district. why would I do this; because the city will not cover me insurance wise if something happens to my vehicle while at the job. That means if i get killed in a car accident on the way to the job in my personal car, it will not be in the line of duty----so my family will not get the benefits they deserve. As far as driving in my personal car to homan square to pick up a squad car for a HBT job, I obey all traffic laws for insurance reasons.can you know see the valuable time that is wasted, I wouldn't even complain if they put GPS in the car, just so no po or citizen gets killed due to wasted time.The staus of our SWAT team less than 1% of p/o's on swat out of 13,500 officers(?) and a budget of only $25,000. What a farce! Then you wonder why we are not as good as other SWAT teams. You get what you pay for!!!!!!! It's not our fault it's the city and departments fault. Quit being reactive and start being proactive because its not a matter of if but when and where the next terrorist attack will be in the U.S. Stay safe out there!!!!

4/13/2007 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

communication problems. what an understatement!

our radios and pdts don't work half the time and a lot of dispatchers have no clue and are incompetant so is it any shock that oec or its equipment should get a failing grade; I think not.

4/13/2007 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was just at headquarters and heard a Sgt. class of 120 to start on Monday the 23rd.

4/13/2007 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want my gas mask

4/13/2007 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the OEMC truck, the paperwork might be screwed up, but the truck works -- they had it at Grant Park for New Year's and it was running phone lines, computers and the TV set CFD used to watch the bears get whipped by the pack. Of all the goofs the media has to offer, Goudie might be the worst.

4/13/2007 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous your mother said...

OEMC is a joke. Alot of bling bling but no go go.

Not to many people are aware of the "details to follow" feature that call takers have at their fingertips but few are willing to use it to our advantage.

Calltaker takes an in progress call. They have the ability to get the what,where, and when and get us going to the scene while keeping the caller on the phone and getting the details out to us as we are responding to the scene. I have been told by a few people from OEMC that alot of call takers dont use this useful tool because it ties up a call taker .

Think about it, a call taker has the ability to keep someone on the phone continually updating the zone operator who will in turn update us on a "hot job" but its rarely used because they want to answer more calls than handling the major calls the right way.

How many times have you as an odpo called in something and the call taker just shrugged you off and said "we will get someone out there" not asking for your name or call back number. then you later find out they put you in as anonymous. its done all the time because these lazy fuc*s dont want to do their job the right way.

I got two words for you OEMC bosses, OFFICER SAFETY !!!!!!!!!!!!! OEMC is a support unit for patrol, not the other way around.

get your heads out of your asses OEMC bosses.

4/13/2007 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous southsideirishcatholicdemocratwhitesoxfan said...

In other parts of the country the squad cars must be equipped per their contracts with an am/fm radio in case of emergency or disaster to get instructions out to the troops.

4/13/2007 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the K.I.S.S. principle doesn't make connected contractors rich but applying it to sytems and equipment to be relied upon in emergency situations is well advised. for example each dist. should have 2 hardwired radios at the desk connected to elevated antennas. a uhf with a simplex freq. also in the dist portables for self dispatch, another freq. for comm. w/hq or other dists. and a third freq. for comm. w/other city services. a vhf with ISPERN,ESMARN,IREACH,POINT TO POINT,etc. for comm w/ outside agencys who would be operating in the city during a crisis . real basic stuff that doesn't rely upon computers or complicated electronics that even a meritorious supervisor couldn't screw up.

4/13/2007 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Cortez Trotter can be the next Supe!

He could then collect 3 six-figure pensions!!!

4/13/2007 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the vehicle works fine in Wisconsin, Indiana, Florida, Ohio and other RV parks. Make sure you have a AM/FM radio and spare batteries in your cars, so when the shit hits the fan, WBBM can keep you informed. Dont expect real news from squad.

4/13/2007 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

billy? jeff? john? deep throat? is that you guys? thanks for the info. just wish you had stayed at oemc and the city, the very place that fed you and yours for years and afforded you a pension, to help make a difference instead of jumping the fence and sniping. enjoy your retirement. heard it's goudie's turn to buy lunch when next you meet. he should take you guys to the palace grill.

4/13/2007 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT anyone know who to contact to buy a "Justice D'Clined" t-shirt?

4/13/2007 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have my disaster drill all prepared. Once all hell breaks loose, I'm taking time and getting the hell out of this city that has emergency services plans written by the Keystone Cops!!!!!!!

4/13/2007 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRAINING IN THIS DEPARTMENT SUCKS. IT ALWAYS AMAZED ME THAT THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT RECEIVED ADVANCED TRAINING ARE THE PEOPLER WITH CLOUT. ALL THE ADDITIONAL TRAINING I RECEIVED WAS THROUGH NEMERT AND I HAD TO TAKE THE TRAINING ON MY OWN TIME. NO POLICE ACADEMY FOR ME TOO POLITICAL.

4/13/2007 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell, I've already left Chicago, now realize Cook County sucks---I'm getting ready to pack it in for the land of cows and corn.

4/13/2007 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous meathead mario said...

EMP (Electronic Magnetic Pulse) hey i learned that from The Movie Broken Arrow.

4/13/2007 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What thats silly,silly,really silly!All I know is we got 600 free cable channels and we can tap into the pay-per-view!Why dont youse guys scutinize my shorts?

4/13/2007 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic I know, but word is that Molloy put in his retirement papers. Any bets on who is next? Starks, or maybe Risley?

4/13/2007 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

codespear? holy fuck! that's some heavy shit! i don't know how you found out about all this stuff, but i am glad you are on my team and not after me! holy moley! coldspear! jesus christ, man!

4/13/2007 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey code spear guy who went to dupage and wants to ride in the urban assault vehicle from "stripes", take it easy. go to radioshack or something. you are gonna wear out your computer on this one.

4/13/2007 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is not practical to train individual officers how to respond to a terrorist attact." WHY? Because anyone who knows anything knows that first responders are going to die, so why waste money training the doomed when that money can be scammed.

4/13/2007 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the City or should I say the MAYOR was exempt form ferderal law. They dont need no permits from the FCC, cause they can do what ever the hell they want to do!

Nothing ever stopped the MAYOR from breaking Federal laws before, why should this be ant differant?

4/13/2007 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It never fails how so many people who can't even get promoted out of a blue and white have he answer for everything. Whine, moan and cry about everything under the sun.
No cars available, no time due, I can't get a spot, I can't get promoted,bla bla bla bla......
you're so unsatified with this job
quit!!!! you and your family are so unsafe here, move. The media don't like us boo hoo hoo! My bungalow cost to much money, my kids got lices, my wife got warts.
I see Black People! I see Hispanic People! I see Oriental People! I see Arabs! I'm a self proclaim hero and no one respects me, no one will kiss my ass, when I walk into a room, and on top of that some asshole gave me a ticket for illegaly parking near a fire hydrant. Woe it with me, now I have to pay full price for my lunch

4/13/2007 09:14:00 AM

Hey, we have every right to be pissed on whats going on in this city, not only are we city employees we are citizens of the city of chicago, cook county, state of illinois, united states of america. i vote, i pay taxes, its my right to bitch and complain about whatever i want. If you think its just ok to just sit by and watch thats fine, but dont rip on us for being concerned about our lifes

4/13/2007 09:11:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

>>>> Hey, we have every right to be pissed on whats going on in this city...<<<<

You're damn right about that.

This city better get it together real quick in the event of any terroist attack let alone LACK OF equipment for all of you.

Rcently, there's a NYPD Dick, my age, diagnosed with Renal Failure & Multiple Myeloma due to the WTC cleanup.

Daley & Co. better it together instead of forking out major $ for some van or whatever that rig is...

4/13/2007 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey asshole, you can bitch about whatever you want, but you're probably the same one who goes to work and does nothing. Except of course, bitch about someone wanting you to do anything!! Crawl back into your hole with the wifi and try again.

4/13/2007 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley, and his army of nitwit buffoons, will be the cause of many more people dying in a terrorist attack than if he properly prepared his emergency responders correctly. This man is deranged and out of control.

4/13/2007 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cortez Trotter= Meeks 2 huge pensions got a ged (Good enough diploma) What a pompous dumbass! then they have velasquez andy gets moved to run the state system HDO hack! If it hits the fan f*&K it I am going to be with my family not to die for a bunch of elected thiefs and criminals!

4/13/2007 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6.5 million for security camera's at mccormick place whle the equipment on the operations floor of the 911 center is outdated and falling apart. i guess we know whats really important to da mayor

4/13/2007 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mayor Spins and Spins and Spins"

Would I love to see that s.prick's head spin like Linda Blairs when KASS asks him an incriminating question at a press conf.

4/13/2007 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't O'Hare and Midway airports potential terrorist targets? Then why are the Department of Aviation Police still unarmed? They went through the same academy as our Metro recruits and are state-certified. Why not arm them?

Former Chief of Patrol James Mauer took over that outfit and gave them a shiny new stars, but no guns.

4/13/2007 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a veteran OEMC dispatcher, I can tell you that even WE have not been told what Huberman's alleged "plan" is/was, in case of a terrorist attack. We are as much in the dark as the PO's on the street. Even our immediate Supervisors and Watch Managers haven't been told what "the plan" is. So, in the event of a terrorist attack in this City, ALL HELL will break loose. Provided that the OEMC itself is not a target, we will have great difficulty trying to maintain any sense of order on the zones. It will be a lot of yelling and screaming and chaos. In a sense, the 911 Center, (OEMC) is a first responder as well. When a plane goes into a building, or whatever.... people pick up the phone and call 9-1-1. The system will probably CRASH like it did two summers ago. And hell, back when THAT happened, it was just a regular July day, with no major incidents occurring in the whole city. I for one, hope I am RDO or better yet on Furlo, on vacation in another state if/when anything were to happen in the City of Chicago. When those politicians and idiots get on TV and say the city of Chgo has a Disaster Plan, they are full of shit. Wouldn't it BENEFIT the city to uhh, maybe train the 911 calltakers and dispatchers, the field supervisors, the police officers, and maybe fill in SWAT on what this supposed plan of action is!!???

4/13/2007 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey asshole, you can bitch about whatever you want, but you're probably the same one who goes to work and does nothing. Except of course, bitch about someone wanting you to do anything!! Crawl back into your hole with the wifi and try again.

4/13/2007 09:27:00 PM

Hey MR! We live in American where we still can bitch. Yet sounds as if your scared to speak up I know your type. Your the go along to get alone and will let me take the heat for you. Please don't go to the grave without a spine, Your children will learn what it is to be a stand up man. I may not agree with what another has to say, however they have the right to say it.

4/14/2007 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHICAGO – Today the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) named Dereck Starks the new Federal Security Director (FSD) at Midway International Airport. As FSD, Starks will oversee all TSA security operations at Midway.

"Dereck will be a tremendous asset at his new post,” said Michael J. Restovich, TSA Assistant Administrator for Security Operations. “Dereck’s background and experience make him an ideal person for this position.”

Before joining TSA, he was a Sergeant in the Chicago Police Department, responsible for squads within the Intelligence Section, IAD-Confidential Investigations Section, and 4th District Tactical Unit.

HIS ONLY QUALIFICATION: COUSIN TO DANA STARKS.
DIDN'T HE LEAVE THE CPD AFTER RAILROADING AN INNOCENT PO?

4/14/2007 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why would I do this; because the city will not cover me insurance wise if something happens to my vehicle while at the job. That means if i get killed in a car accident on the way to the job in my personal car, it will not be in the line of duty----so my family will not get the benefits they deserve.
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Just have to say...who cares?? No offense to you, you seem like you really like what you do, but the citz get the police they want.

4/14/2007 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Me_First said...

How many times have you as an odpo called in something and the call taker just shrugged you off and said "we will get someone out there" not asking for your name or call back number. then you later find out they put you in as anonymous. its done all the time because these lazy fuc*s dont want to do their job the right way.
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NEWS FLASH!

Each one of you are on your own out here. Plain and simple. Do not rely on ANYONE else to help you out.

Off Duty? Bring your gun and cuffs with you. Use them to protect YOU AND YOURS **ONLY**!

Stay out of the ghetto. Stay out of the yuppie bars. Stop wearing CPD t-shirts. keep your head up, eyes open and wits about you!

A hero is only a ......

4/14/2007 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

southsideirishcatholicdemocratwhitesoxfan said...
In other parts of the country the squad cars must be equipped per their contracts with an am/fm radio in case of emergency or disaster to get instructions out to the troops.

4/13/2007 01:19:00 PM



...In CPD it's a G.O. violation!

4/14/2007 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it hits the fan f*&K it I am going to be with my family not to die for a bunch of elected thiefs and criminals!


You'll be better off hunkering down and waiting out the storm. Every dipshit yuppie will hit I-90 in their gas guzzling SUV to run home to Palatine to mama. They will get stuck in traffic and run out of gas idling!

I love how they call 1.5 hr commutes "normal traffic patterns". That is not normal! F^CKIING DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!!!

4/14/2007 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aNYTHING HAPPENS HERE IN THEN CITY WE ARE FUCKED!
nO COMMUNICATIONS, no equipment, no leadership!
Gauranteed on the way to the scene squad cars will be wiping out in accidents!
SORRY CAN'T MAKE IT!
Take care of your family first!

4/14/2007 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous In The Know said...

Anonymous said...
Off topic I know, but word is that Molloy put in his retirement papers. Any bets on who is next? Starks, or maybe Risley?

4/13/2007 05:55:00 PM


FYI -


It is FACT, Molloy leaves in May.

Good bye "BIFF" - you will NOT be missed!

I guess the only question that remains is will S.R. now be made SGT??

4/14/2007 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 4/12/2007 11:35:00P.M.
Regarding arming the Department of Avaition Police.
You have some good people on that job, (most of the retired coppers are good, along with some others) but the Department of Avaition Police are also loaded with political hacks, and some clout guys and girls who were either fired from the CPD or were not hired because they were psychologically unfit. They have even had convicted felons working for the DOA police. If they were a legitimate police agency and not a patronage army I would say arm them, but looking at some of their people I can see why they are not armed.

4/14/2007 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAT, SQUAT. We don't need no stinkin SWAT Team. We operated just fine for years without a SWAT Team, we will do fine without one now and in the future. We used to do warrants all the time. No body armour, no 46 round high capacity 9mm. pistols or M4 carbines, no helmets, no K-Bar knives, no bandannas, no bloused BDU's, no combat boots and no little boys PLAYING ARMY! Just 8 MEN and 1 Sgt. in civilian dress armed with a six shooter and maybe a shotgun. And we went up against criminals that were far more dangerous then the ones out there today. And we got the job done. SWAT? No sir, give me 8 old time Tac guys with their six shooters and a shotgun any day. They were the real deal. Not these Hollywood imitators who get all their training and ideas from television or some gun rag that tells THEM what they need.

4/14/2007 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last few nights the helicopter has been up and flying over A/2. Primiarily 005 & 022.

4/14/2007 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster who stated the Aviation Police at Midway and O'Hare received new shiny stars and still are unarmed. A few years ago the alderman tried to push to arm them. King Richies response, that was printed in the news, was there are too many people with guns now. Good answer Richie, we are not talking about gang bangers, we are talking about trained police officers. Maybe Daley thinks the crack CPD officers at the airports can handle any situation. That's even a bigger joke. All the CPD P.O.'s at Midway and O'Hare could not find their asses with both hands. They are lucky if they could disarm an 80 year old woman with an umbrella. But that's Chicago for you. Maurer, another Daley puppet. I'm surprised terrorists haven't hit Chicago yet. It would be harder for terrorists to attack Mayberry with Sheriff Andy's police force than to attack Chicago. Screw the city, Daley and all his puppets.

4/14/2007 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHere oh where are the Mike Royko's and Len O'Connor's of the world when you need them. The media today believe(?) everything tolf them by Daley and his crew. No investigation. Everyone is afraid to go against him because the Daley machine spoon feeds them and if they cross Dale they might actually have to work for a living. There is no journalistic integrity. It's all about making a buck. Daley says everythiing is fine, then everything is fine.

They talk about a blue wall of silence but on this blog it has been mentioned numerous times how fubared we would be if something bad happened here. But Daley and his Paramedic and records clerk say it is fine, then no one needs to worry.

Reporters DO YOUR JOB!

Pallidin

4/14/2007 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Cortez "Otis" (that's the best one I heard in a long time) ever get his GED, OOPS I mean his college diploma.

4/14/2007 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about we put a GPS unit on trotters head just to see how many times he goes to be with his man meeks! maybe a GPS on all the alderthieves and mayor just to keep an eye on where on money is given away! Let,s Mic city hall everywhere as the mayor says city hall is the "People's House", then let us know daddy daley what your up to next! How about GPS in the lincoln he has by the way he gets a new one every 3-6 months but keeps it the same color to fool the public what an assclown!

4/14/2007 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guaranteed @ the the scene squad cars will be towed by Streets&San for being illegally parked.
Then their wages will be garnished to cover the tow& parking fees. "Cuz dats how dur Mayor takes care of bizness in Chicaga"

4/14/2007 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why should Daley file the paperwork and absorb the cost of the various permits required to turn on the satellite? after the shit hits the fan and they can't use it he an just blame the Fed- "Uncle Sam wouldn't let us use the satellite because of paperwork-it's all the FCC's fault!!" or even better they turn it on anyway and get it to work. then when the FCC levies huge fines against the city for unauthorized use of SatCom technology Daley can say "look what we did-we have this great technology and now the Fed is trying to punish me for using it just because of paperwork" create a big stink, use it anyway, save the money for more security details a-holes.

4/14/2007 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you phoney immaginary heroes are complaining about nothing. You do not have the information because it is not necessary for you to have annnnnnnnnnnnd, it would probably be posted all over this blog and the internet by you morons who get their expertise by reading novels.

The other reason you will not get the info is that you do not need it or any specialized training for what you will be rewuired to do- block intersections and direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

That is what the vast majority of us are going to be relegated to- directing traffic. Oh, I forgot, silly me, most of you do not know how to direct traffic; it is just basic police work.

4/14/2007 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOMEBODY WITH TRUE/REAL HANDS ON KNOWLEDGE ANSWER ME THIS: Okay, everybody is always saying that the city have 13,500 officers. I along with the majority think this number is total bullshit. We all know, by the way we can't get time off, their are so many 99 cars instead of 10-4 cars, backlogs everyday, furlough extensions denied, time on the end denied, lunches denied, no back-up, crime skyrocketing, etc.

People that work at headquarters or knows somebody their have posted in the past that we have maybe 9,400 checks cut for a pay period. Is that for code 9161? Is that what we come up with for actual coppers aka p.o.'s on the street including inside assignments? Then do we increase the numbers when we count supervisors? After the sup count, what does that bring us too. Lets say if we even come close to the 13,500 that daley, phil cline and everybody else swears we have. If thats the case, we still need another couple thousand coppers / patrolmen for the actual streets. I haven't seen a police car on my block in over a month. Is that fair? Is that safe?

4/14/2007 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: everyone, and 4/13/2007 12:47:00 PM

In regards to calling 9-1-1 about a minor off duty incidents, such as a fender bender or disturbance.

Some good advice I got from an old timer boss, unless it is a 10-1, it may be better NOT to tell the call taker that you are an Off Duty P.O.

If you do tell the call taker that, it may be picked up by supervisors, or by Operations Command. If that happens, they may decend on the incident and want to be sure that you are not given any special breaks and ask the other party a lot of questions.

If involved in any accident or dispute, it may be better to keep that information under your (NO CPD logo) hat. Don't tell the other party, and when the police get there discretely inform them you are a P.O. and hope they are smart enough to do the right thing.

This post will anger the non-police trollers out there, but
#%#^%@ 'em.

4/15/2007 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It never fails how so many people who can't even get promoted out of a blue and white have he answer for everything. Whine, moan and cry about everything under the sun.
No cars available, no time due, I can't get a spot, I can't get promoted,bla bla bla bla......
you're so unsatified with this job
quit!!!! you and your family are so unsafe here, move. The media don't like us boo hoo hoo! My bungalow cost to much money, my kids got lices, my wife got warts.
I see Black People! I see Hispanic People! I see Oriental People! I see Arabs! I'm a self proclaim hero and no one respects me, no one will kiss my ass, when I walk into a room, and on top of that some asshole gave me a ticket for illegaly parking near a fire hydrant. Woe it with me, now I have to pay full price for my lunch

4/13/2007 09:14:00 AM


HUH...the media does read this.....Uncle Charlie Williams?

4/15/2007 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Zzzzzz said...

No sir, give me 8 old time Tac guys with their six shooters and a shotgun any day. They were the real deal. Not these Hollywood imitators who get all their training and ideas from television or some gun rag that tells THEM what they need.

4/14/2007 07:37:00 AM



.... I rememebr when I was your age.....

4/15/2007 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Boss Daley would consider having unarmed guards himself. Instead of the armed lackeys, coatholders, bootlicks, and lickspittles he currently has.

4/16/2007 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question to ask is how many are really on the streets?

How many are on IOD, Medical, Military, Light Duty, Convalescent duty, Limited Duty, Leave of Absence, held at Callback/Erps while under investigation, and inside spots? These people are counted as manpower but do no good to the street cops.
******************

SOMEBODY WITH TRUE/REAL HANDS ON KNOWLEDGE ANSWER ME THIS: Okay, everybody is always saying that the city have 13,500 officers. I along with the majority think this number is total bullshit. We all know, by the way we can't get time off, their are so many 99 cars instead of 10-4 cars, backlogs everyday, furlough extensions denied, time on the end denied, lunches denied, no back-up, crime skyrocketing, etc.

People that work at headquarters or knows somebody their have posted in the past that we have maybe 9,400 checks cut for a pay period. Is that for code 9161? Is that what we come up with for actual coppers aka p.o.'s on the street including inside assignments? Then do we increase the numbers when we count supervisors? After the sup count, what does that bring us too. Lets say if we even come close to the 13,500 that daley, phil cline and everybody else swears we have. If thats the case, we still need another couple thousand coppers / patrolmen for the actual streets. I haven't seen a police car on my block in over a month. Is that fair? Is that safe?

4/16/2007 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Daley's reply for Aviation Police to be armed that there were too many people with guns now, he should hire unarmd security for himself and put his bodyguards back on the street in a beat car. Plus he could take the police that sit on his house and replace them with guard dogs or unarmed security from one of his cronies security firms. Be alot cheaper to have 6 dollar an hour unarmed security for him than cops making Sgt's pay. In fact, why dont't he trade in the Lincoln town Car he gets driven around in for one of the unmarked 90's chevys the department still has in use. If its good enough for the cops whats the reason he don't have one. So it has 150,000 miles, its safe enough for us. Think of the savings the city could get from that. Hey Richie then you can have enough money for the millions of cost overrun for the olympics.

4/16/2007 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/13/2007 9:58:00 PM,
this will be much to your surprise, but Velasquez was NEVER part of HDO. just because he is latin doesn't mean he belonged to HDO, idiot. check it out.

4/16/2007 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Maybe Boss Daley would consider having unarmed guards himself. Instead of the armed lackeys, coatholders, bootlicks, and lickspittles he currently has.

4/16/2007 11:01:00 AM

True! Why did the new city clerk refuse any bodyguards? He Stated "I can drive myself the police are better used on the streets", Why does eddie burke have 6 or more, how about the city treasurer?, who else has guards what a waste of money!!

4/16/2007 10:00:00 PM  

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