Thursday, April 12, 2007

Superstars!

Anyone who can photoshop us a picture of Molly Shannon in a CPD uniform, send it here. In the meantime, how about this Sun Times article?
  • They call it "putting cops on the dots," meaning shifting officers to crime hot spots.

    The Chicago Police Department recently expanded its Targeted Response Unit, adding a fourth company of 80 officers. The officers were culled from the 25 districts across Chicago. They are being replaced in the districts by desk officers working at police headquarters.

    The Targeted Response Unit is assigned to the Grand Crossing, Calumet and Gresham districts on the South Side and the Harrison district on the West Side. Its officers wear uniforms and patrol in marked cars. One of their strategies is to conduct stops for traffic offenses and use those stops to look for other violations, such as gun possession.

We thought this was why they were shifting tact and gang teams out of "low crime/high tax paying" districts and sending them to the worst districts in the city? These districts must be the most over-policed areas of the world. It's a wonder any crime ever gets committed there with all these tact, gang, specialized units stumbling over each other.

Unless it's all smoke and mirrors?

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Blogger Schicklegroover said...

Was it a member of the media or brass that had to eat the Ritz cracker at this Public Relations Circle Jerk?

4/12/2007 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A back to basics police philosophy of manning the districts would do the same thing!
If a district has crime problems then assign 100-150 more officers to that district. This way the cops work the dots every day and every watch as opposed to a single tour here and there!
SIMPLE! STRAIGHT FORWARD!
SPECIAL UNITS DO SPECIAL THINGS!
IE: CANINE, HORSE, NARCOTICS!!!
NOT WHAT EVERY POLICE OFFICER SHOULD BE DOING EVERY DAY LIKE CRUISING YOUR BEAT AND GETTING TO KNOW THE PROBLEMS ON IT!!!

4/12/2007 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, please god don't let them come to my district this summer! I hate when they clog up the desk, hallways & lockup!

4/12/2007 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.K. Law Enforcement 101. It has been proven that saturating an area with police does not prevent crime. Crime in that area shifts to the next adjacent area but does not signifacantly decrease. Anyone who has ever taken any Law enforcement/criminal justice classes knows that all of the research shows this. This is even what they teach in the academy. It is what O.W. Wilson taught. It just doesn't work. It just increases crime on other beats. The fall in crime in the city can be attributed to many things and this reallocation of researces most likely isn't one of them. Crime has decreased across the entire country.

4/12/2007 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome we put another company up in TRU.

OK will somebody explain to me the cost? Where did these officers come from? Are all the primary beats manned? Forget about the power cars....I mean the rapid response units.

Can a blue shirt get a pDay or Vday or time due anymore?

Just more smoke and mirrors.

4/12/2007 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not, we are there, have been in Area 2 exclusively since the beginning of the year.

4/12/2007 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check ur email for Molly...

4/12/2007 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it's starting again. We just got the calendar in the tac/gang office. They called it "operation safe summer" last year, even in December. This year the memo reads operation "......." They don't know what to call it, but this Fri and Sat our team will be in 011 along with many others. The following week we will be there both Fri and Sat again, the week after we're RDO, but other teams will be there and so on and so on. LET THE SILLYNESS BEGIN! Too bad for the working tax payers they will be seeing less police in their neighborhoods again for the majority of the year.

4/12/2007 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit, I don't see bosses on the job, alderman or citizens stepping up demanding for police in the 4th district. I haven't seen a fucking squad on my block in months. I haven't seen a fucking squad on my beat other than school letting out in almost 2 weeks. fucking bullshit. back log everyday. 99 units all the time. crime out of control. why isnt TRU on 432's and 433's beat. I invite them to stop by. I would applaud them pulling over car after car and gangbanger after gangbanger on foot around here. I can't even go to the grocery store or return a movie without my pistol.

4/12/2007 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to get some more on the westend (Tax paying) side of 008? More in the ghetto how about supporting the people who pay dearly for the POLICE? Who is the 3rd watch captain that downs 811 at times? obviously he does not live in 008! But then again many bosses do! The alderman zalewski does not give a shit either!

4/12/2007 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit, I don't see bosses on the job, alderman or citizens stepping up demanding for police in the 4th district. I haven't seen a fucking squad on my block in months. I haven't seen a fucking squad on my beat other than school letting out in almost 2 weeks. fucking bullshit. back log everyday. 99 units all the time. crime out of control. why isnt TRU on 432's and 433's beat. I invite them to stop by. I would applaud them pulling over car after car and gangbanger after gangbanger on foot around here. I can't even go to the grocery store or return a movie without my pistol.

We have been on those bts. when the dragons -kings thing was going good, we've spent alot of time in 004, mostly north and along 90th-Commercial, the problem in 004 is when you make a pinch you wait 2 hrs. for the lockup, the worst in the city....

4/12/2007 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is actually up in almost all big cities with the exception of Chicago, especially shootings and murders, it's down in both categories here.

4/12/2007 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

same with me i live in 008 and the only squad i ever see is 814 on days sitting next to the factory on 54th st. whose grandma is that.

4/12/2007 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have all these units contact carding the same people several times per night. Then, three cars will share an arrest for a blunt so they can go home after getting their head.
Should have left these new TRU people in their districts and simply added more PO's to these troubled districts permanently.

4/12/2007 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I guess the po's that live near Opal and Addison (1631) will have to take care of the new family of MLD's that moved in. I pity the summer for you folks over there.

4/12/2007 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Check out this report, think the Olympic Committee will want to come to Chicago? Click on the video link below. This should boil your blood!!




A Failure to Communicate
Five and a half years after 9/11, Chicago's most important emergency communications vehicle is parked and valuable city radio frequencies are in jeopardy.

> http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=investigative&id=5201715

4/12/2007 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

News Flash from Ft. Kool Aid!

Welcome to Safe Summer--- again! That’s right Area 3 Gang Team Members! Our favorite and completely useless bad idea has returned, this time in snowy April!

In a futile attempt to become the next Superintendent, your inept and out of touch command staff at 35th St. has decided to reinitiate our “Gang Team Traveling Road Show”, but only earlier this year! This is the CPD’s way of saying thanks for all the arrests you have made and all of the intelligence you have collected that is used to make the bosses look good at their weekly DOC meetings! Thanks!

Yes that’s right ladies and gentlemen, nine (9) less police officers every weekend in the 019, 020, 023, 024th districts! Don’t worry, those districts are so slow nothing ever happens there! Maybe because most of the citizens have jobs! Just ask any “real police officer” without enough seniority to leave 011, 015 or 025! They will tell you straight!

And as a Bonus for the citizens who live in the nicer parts of Chicago, get ready to have less police take longer to get to your cries for help!

The Chicago Police Department believes that the West Side unemployed, mentally challenged and substance dependent deserve more police service than you, as does the illegal aliens of the 010th district!

So, for those of you officers in 019, 020, 023, 024 saddle up get ready to spend your Friday and Saturday nights in the armpits of the city as the Department AGAIN outflanks the FOP and your contract’s seniority district bidding process! ENJOY!!!!!!!

4/12/2007 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T.R.U. (TOTALLY RESPECTED UNIT)

4/12/2007 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Told y'all FILLMO ain't shit no more! TRU has to help the so-called gods of policing da mean streets. Ha!!!!!!
-TRU officer

4/12/2007 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger kryptik52 said...

So, beat cars get the cameras.
No more traffic stops.
T.R.U. cars get to do all of the traffic stops, because they won't have any cameras?
We don't need rapids in our district anymore because the T.R.U./S.O.S teams are in our district.
Where are these P.O.'s from downtown? I haven't seen one in our district.

4/12/2007 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homicides/ Shootings are down because of TRU!!!! not because over the past 3 years most of the projects have been eliminated and the crime burden has been shifted to the suburbs with the relocation of the criminals free housing.

4/12/2007 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a taxpayer, it disgusts me that we send hundreds of cops to police areas where they dont even pay taxes because they are almost all on welfare.

Why not have these cops protecting MY neighborhood from these people. I pay taxes!

4/12/2007 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does the tru unit have unmarked squads ?

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

shit, I don't see bosses on the job, alderman or citizens stepping up demanding for police in the 4th district. I haven't seen a fucking squad on my block in months. I haven't seen a fucking squad on my beat other than school letting out in almost 2 weeks. fucking bullshit. back log everyday. 99 units all the time. crime out of control. why isnt TRU on 432's and 433's beat. I invite them to stop by. I would applaud them pulling over car after car and gangbanger after gangbanger on foot around here. I can't even go to the grocery store or return a movie without my pistol.

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You sir are full of shit, I work in the 30 sec of 004, and I'm always out south.
turn your computer off, zipper your pants up, open up the window blinds, and take a look outside.

Freak

4/12/2007 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that the Department has 300 life size cardboard Police dummies on order, to be placed around the city in Districts short of manpower?

4/12/2007 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you mant to talk about superstars don't forget about the imfamous area two gun team idiots. They execute a search warrant on a case that has nothing to do with them. When the warrant is negative they try to wipe the egg of of their faces by placing blame on everybody else except thenselves. The clueless sergeant had the nerve to call Area Three( by the way sgt, it is an area three case)and complain to the investigating detective, who had alresdy been to the house prior to them obtaing the warrant, that it was his fault. Hey pin head, it is not your case!!! It has nothing to do with area two guns or gangs. Had you not dropped the ball and used your head,just a little, you guys would not keep looking like the hero wannabie, cowboys that you are.
PS. hey sarge if you want to complain about a case in which you were 100% wrong, please come by in person, instead of hiding behind a phone call, you friggin coward.

4/12/2007 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Above:

Its simple move then.

4/12/2007 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why isnt TRU on 432's and 433's beat. I invite them to stop by. I would applaud them pulling over car after car and gangbanger after gangbanger on foot around here. I can't even go to the grocery store or return a movie without my pistol.

4/12/2007 03:51:00 AM
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Chicago needs to work with Indiana on your gang problems. In the meantime don't be such a scardy cat in your own neighborhood , it's not that bad. No neighborhood is completely safe in Chicago.

4/12/2007 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help is on the way guys.... T R U to the resuce....we are the navy seals of the police department..........lol

4/12/2007 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,

Why havn't you make any comments on the ABC 7 "Investigatve Report" on how the OEMC 911 truck sits around and does nothing. Check it out if you have not seen it yet. Great job, keep up the good work.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=investigative&id=5201715

4/12/2007 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait--TRU needs to go to 010 too. Didn't they have a few homicides last week? We don't want the District Commander to look bad--remember, someone says she would make a good Superintendent.

4/12/2007 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't even go to the grocery store or return a movie without my pistol.

4/12/2007 03:51:00 AM


Maybe you should move.

4/12/2007 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who work on a gang/tact team in a relatively slow district are mentally soft.

It used to be a good gig a couple of years ago when you worked a little less then the beat car and you could take a longer lunch and you weren't bothered with radio assignments.

But now, getting sent to a district halfway across the city that you didn't bid to, being ordered to patrol the fantasyland D.O.C. area, required to put in a full 8, being instructed to go to hospitals to interview shooting victims and gather gang info from shitheads and basically do a detectives' job. NO THANKS.

Can someone please tell me why anybody who has half a brain cell would stay on one of these teams? Midnights never looked so good!!!

signed,
Former Hard Charger

4/12/2007 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me, uh, hi there. I heard you're lookin' for a tough cop. Heard you're lookin for a tough cop.

Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Sally O'Malley. I'm proud to say I'm fifty years old, I'm not one of those gals who likes to hide her age. And I like to kick! [ kicks ] Stretch! [ stretches ] And kick! [ kicks ] I'm fifty! Fifty years old, ladies and gentlemen, fifty years old! Fifty years old!

4/12/2007 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that the Department has 300 life size cardboard Police dummies on order, to be placed around the city in Districts short of manpower?

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Yes, it is TRU.

4/12/2007 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU is a clicky just got off my PPO status now i'm a bad ass unit
You ain't shit little bimbos

4/12/2007 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Oh, I guess the po's that live near Opal and Addison (1631) will have to take care of the new family of MLD's that moved in. I pity the summer for you folks over there.

4/12/2007 09:48:00 AM

Yeah Great! I've already seen the MLD gang grafitti on building on this beat. WTF!!!! Why aren't they doing something about it now? Send the fucking tact teams to 011 because they deserve all that service. This job and this city really blows lately.

4/12/2007 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous TRU Dat! said...

Cut the TRU guys and gals some slack. The only reason they went there in the first place is because they wanted to get out of their respective former districts. Everyone thinks they are all hard charger strokes, but they get sent ( by their superiors) to the hot spots, Level II Docs, etc. and make an arrest.. It seems like they take over a district station, but the truth is that there are alot of them in one spot where there is plenty of shit going on. Coincidently, they will make arrests in those hot spots, and they will fill up a dist station rightfully so.. No body really cares for a stanger in your district, but they are just doing there jobs.. They are not all walking around showing everybody what "they got" and pounding their chests. Are they really making a difference, who knows??? But please cut these boys and gals some slack..

- A former TRU guy, current Sgt.

4/12/2007 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the no police on west end of 008 while the gang bang punks drive and walk through! (yes some live here now), The qusetion if your on the west end of 008 when is the last time you saw blue lights lite on a squad? How about boys on the hood? exactly slim to none! Good job the powers at the hall who lie cheat and steal cannot put more police in the areas to keep the area safe! Just keep putting all the resources with the illegals and animals who don't care about life! thanks again daley for another failure! I am hoping and praying that the olympics never come here so daley can give all his friends free money asshole!

4/12/2007 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait--TRU needs to go to 010 too. Didn't they have a few homicides last week? We don't want the District Commander to look bad--remember, someone says she would make a good Superintendent.


Yeah, trying real hard to keep those numbers down. Now. per the commander we can't leave the district to eat anymore. Looks like nothing but tacos from now on.....Does that Sgt on 3rd watch still own that hot dog stand??

4/12/2007 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any unit where it advertised that all you need is 2 yrs. to go there (TRU) clearly is not elite or whatever they like to think. A friend of mine in that unit calls me to see where she can get a quick arrest whenever they are in my district because they can go home early when they get a head even if it is just a blunt. WOW!!! impressive unit....

Also why is it that they are always calling for female searches on the zone. What the hell are their females so busy doing? I don't see them in the station on any arrests.

4/13/2007 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did u see some of the people that went to TRU what a joke people just off of probation and other jokes that got in did anyone check these people 80 new hardguys bound to run a good unit been on it for years

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

Is it true that the Department has 300 life size cardboard Police dummies on order, to be placed around the city in Districts short of manpower?

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Yes, it is TRU.


HAYOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

4/13/2007 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU is a clicky just got off my PPO status now i'm a bad ass unit
You ain't shit little bimbos

LOL one minute it is a clout spot, the next a just off ppo status spot, you people are douche bags of the highest order...

4/13/2007 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 4:58 p.m. I don't know about the mentally soft part, but many gang teams are short and have been for a long time and no one wants to fill the spots. I started on the team long before they began shipping us all over and am very close to leaving. We get sent to other districts where we are far less effective and don't know the faces on the corners only to protect the gangbanger from the gangbanger while the honest working tax payer gets left with very little police protection. Many are pissed about this and when we get to the west side there is no motivation, but I'm sure the brilliant minds at 35th street figure that we are all "pumped." Then we get back to our district during the week and they want us to catch up on all the problems. Everyday they want intelligence and made up info from "the DOC." The perks have also vanished, unless you call wearing jeans a perk. And before the two year west side wonders chime in with their comments I worked in 015 for a total of 9 years before I went to a slower district. I just see this 35th street project as a disservice to the residents that deserve the police protection.

4/13/2007 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the deal with TRU

The brass loves this unit on account of the numbers being put up. Heads, impounds, guns, dope, etc. Are there some nights when a TRU car brings in only contact cards, parkers and ANOVS? Sure, expecially in the winter and inclement weather. Are there 4 guys jumping on another car's paper for a 1-bag/blunt arrest? Not really. It happens sometimes of course, but this is the exception, not the rule.
Fact of the matter is, each car strives to produce it's own CB number every night.

It's funny how some of you assclowns complain about TRU clogging up your districts and lock-ups, while also bemoaning the fact that TRU is all "paper jumpers". If every TRU arrest was 6 guys on the paper, you wouldn't have much congestion in your district, now would you? Sorry...You can't have it both ways.

Having said that, I can appreciate how the TRU coming into a district can seem like a bull loose in a china shop. We bring in a slew of heads to process tying up the resources of your home. Using up reports, paper, forms, etc and we probably leave trash and arent very tidy about cleaning up. OK fine, perfectly understandable that you would exepct we show some more respect for the district we are assigned to for the evening. Personally, I try to take that into consideration for each tour. Every district has policies and proceedures that vary a bit, and if we arent familiar with them, we get taken to task quickly by your desk personnel and WC. But we get pissed off too, especially when 004 lockup is dragging their feet for 1.5 hours

011 District, you are princes! Thank you for treating us the right way.

-TRU officer

4/13/2007 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, trying real hard to keep those numbers down. Now. per the commander we can't leave the district to eat anymore. Looks like nothing but tacos from now on.....Does that Sgt on 3rd watch still own that hot dog stand??

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Isn't there a general order that says you can travel within a certain distance outside the district to eat?
He cannot over-rule that order. Check into it.

4/13/2007 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with TRU specifically. I just think that the department should take these TRU officers and spread them out in EVERY distict. I don't think that one district deserves more service than any other district. These officers should be put into a district so that manpower is increased, back-log jobs will decrease and maybe, just maybe, the beat officers can get their time due approved to enjoy a well deserved day off!

4/13/2007 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-TRU officer

4/13/2007 02:59:00 AM

Hi Tru could you bring an experienced "TEAM" to the westend of 008 as soon as possible to lock up some of these gang banger punks! Like by noramndy park 52 and normandy the chevies with 22's and the gang bangers at the park by the basketball courts? Also by hale park 62nd and melvina same shit! The new commanderv in 008 is like the old could careless about the people paying all the heavy taxes! Thank you!

4/13/2007 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
TRU is a clicky just got off my PPO status now i'm a bad ass unit
You ain't shit little bimbos

4/12/2007 07:06:00 PM

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Except for the fact most of the guys there have 5-7 years on, if not more.

Try again genius.

4/13/2007 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is actually up in almost all big cities with the exception of Chicago, especially shootings and murders, it's down in both categories here.

4/12/2007 09:00:00 AM


Do you think so? Numbers are only as good as the dept that reports them.

4/13/2007 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T.R.U. (TOTALLY RESPECTED UNIT)

Connected shit ass

4/13/2007 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but the truth is that there are alot of them in one spot where there is plenty of shit going on. Coincidently, they will make arrests in those hot spots, and they will fill up a dist station rightfully so.. No body really cares for a stanger in your district, but they are just doing there jobs.. They are not all walking around showing everybody what "they got" and pounding their chests. Are they really making a difference, who knows??? But please cut these boys and gals some slack..

- A former TRU guy, current Sgt.


Wrong again! they will sand bag any citizen walking the street to get an arrest, any arrest. Been there done that.

4/13/2007 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sir are full of shit, I work in the 30 sec of 004, and I'm always out south.
turn your computer off, zipper your pants up, open up the window blinds, and take a look outside.

Freak

4/12/2007 12:51:00 PM
____________________________

Your my Hero! ; )

4/13/2007 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0124, on the way.

4/13/2007 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If every TRU arrest was 6 guys on the paper, you wouldn't have much congestion in your district, now would you? Sorry...You can't have it both ways.....


UM....thats the point, when there are 6 guys on the paper, they all come in. One to do the paper and arrest and the others just sit down and "surf" the internet.

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

Beat 1632 has had an increase of gang B.S. slowly creeping in from the south in the 25th district. I guess the Police in 025 are doing a good job because the shit is now hanking out in Shabbona Park and driving around harlem & Addison. Has anyone noticed the large influx of shit moving in on beats 1631 & 1632? I guess it's time to move further north and hope for the best.

4/13/2007 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the most part, TRU follows spikes or increases in crime based on crimes that are reported. The DOC decides where they know or think crime has or will increse based on the crime reported or gang/narcotics intelligence received. They want these guys to saturate the area and hopefully get some guns and stop the violence by their presence. Most of it makes sense. The dept wants the police to be offensive, not just out there answering calls for service. Everyone knows it has depleted some districts manpower, but the department can prove that the TRU officers help out a violent district tremendously and they have numbers to prove it. Most of the officers are young guys that want to learn and improve. Why cause dissension amoung the officers in this department by making fun of guys or opposing the unit? The term "elite" is a joke, but it's PR...I bet YOU tell your warstories all the time and you're "the best cop". If the TRU PO'S were still in the district, they wouldn't have the same opportunities because they would be answering calls for service and waiting a couple years to get onto tact. The TRU unit is just another way of policing and hopefully the guys learn quicker. I know they need to learn how to write better paper!! Why blame the guys that are there? Sure, some guys are cockey, etc, but most are just driving around together as a team attempting to get an arrest (gang bangers/narcotics) or stopping cars and writing tickets, etc. I always see those guys backing up the district officers. The department should help districts with spikes in crimes like 008, which usually consist of increased property crimes, by sending smaller units/teams (burglary teams/saturation team/06 cars) and addressing that issue another way. Just because TRU took a few guys out of 008 doesn't mean that the crime would have decreased if they were there! I can tell you from just working around the entire city, it's because the criminals are moving west...parts of 008 have completly changed ... possilby because the projects have been bulldozed...they gotta send those animals somewhere. Don't blame the guys in TRU for that!

4/13/2007 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always love the "I pay taxes" angle of the arguement. You'll be the first person to bitch when the police stop you and then you'll say, "I pay YOUR taxes" and "I take YOUR job"...pretty much showing more disrespect then the animal in the ghetto! "My daddy is an attorney"....that's what you used to say in college, isn't it?

4/13/2007 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea OEMC has those nice half million dollars trucks, too bad none of the dispatchers or call takers have been trained to use them. I guess if anything ever happens the brain trust at the OEMC can call inthe two or three computer people trained to use those trucks to come save the day

4/13/2007 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I agree with the no police on west end of 008 while the gang bang punks drive and walk through! (yes some live here now), The qusetion if your on the west end of 008 when is the last time you saw blue lights lite on a squad? How about boys on the hood? exactly slim to none! Good job the powers at the hall who lie cheat and steal cannot put more police in the areas to keep the area safe! Just keep putting all the resources with the illegals and animals who don't care about life! thanks again daley for another failure! I am hoping and praying that the olympics never come here so daley can give all his friends free money asshole!

4/12/2007 10:19:00 PM

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i work the west end of 008, but guess what they down my car 3-4 days a week and the other day 811 was assigned a domestic on 831's beat and 813 was handling a traffic accident on 63/western that a a1/sat team car on-viewed. so, its not the fault of the cops assigned to the 10sector of 008

4/14/2007 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nine years here dork! not much but i like TRU. Go answer ur accidents and your domestics! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

4/14/2007 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i work the west end of 008, but guess what they down my car 3-4 days a week and the other day 811 was assigned a domestic on 831's beat and 813 was handling a traffic accident on 63/western that a a1/sat team car on-viewed. so, its not the fault of the cops assigned to the 10sector of 008

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Not blaming you personally for the lack of service on 0811's beat. 008 is a big district. They need more cars.
The shit is moving and hanging west, especially around Kennedy HS & the parks. 5400 Normandy a bunch of kids been hanging out there. They'll be the first drive-by of the summer. Scummit shitheads always coming through. It will only get worse when the weather heats up. All the suburbanites will come & drag race down Archer. I couldn't tell you the last time I saw a traffic stop on the beat. I couldn't tell you the last time I saw a squad drive down my block or even in the area.... Ooops forgot... yesterday 811 (3rd watch) was at Walgreens writing a report for a broken car window in the lot. With the lack of police service we have now, I'm guessing that we'll be like the east end of the district soon enough.

4/14/2007 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:40
It's pricks like you that make us despise TRU 9 year wonder. Do us a favor and stay the fuck out of 004. You tie up all our computers and make us wait. Thanks assholes! How about going to 011 or 007 and being hotshots there? Oh I forgot, your sgt tells you that crime is worse in 004 right? Loser!

4/14/2007 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UM....thats the point, when there are 6 guys on the paper, they all come in. One to do the paper and arrest and the others just sit down and "surf" the internet.

Yeah, and the tac teams never do that right? get over it already...

4/14/2007 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clines brain arteries are obviously clogged by too much lard. The man has purported himself to be impartial and fairto all officers, but has not gone one inch out of his way to do anything other than what is dictated to him by City Hall. The murder rate being down is cooked numbers, Zekman is on to some of it, but not the full story. I do give Cline full credit though for his work on the Police Memorial. thanks Cline, for the Memorial, nothin else. Hope you can still get your kid in as Lt; of course, he deserves it more than I or others do. Well then, it is Chit-cago, money talks, integrity and merit walks.

4/14/2007 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T compromise your safety due to the lack of troops on the street. Call for backup / assist before you need it, don't wait till you are knee-deep in alligators to call. If cars get tied up, so be it, at least you are safe and going home to your loved ones after your tour is over. Be smart, DON"T COMPROMISE YOUR SAFETY BECAUSE POLITICIANS WON'T AGREE TO HIRE ENOUGH COPS.

4/14/2007 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can remember when tact teams would routinely take care of latin Dragoffs, Latin Kinks, etc; problems with some good slam-jamming of their greasy heads, and a trip right to the hospital and lockup afterwards. And if one rival gang member shot a rival gang member, oh well, just keep the good citizens safe. Now all these liberal feel good types worry more about these poor gang-bangers than our decent law abiding citizens. Anybody who sides with the Enemy, is also the Enemy. [basic USMC 101]

4/14/2007 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: TRU Commander

From: Mr. Taxpayer

Subject: TRU

Mr. Commander,
I fully understand you received your position because you ahve major clout! Could you please assign some offiecrs to the west end of 008 to maybe lock up some of these gang bangers before they destroy another area! TRU is being used in the total shit areas let them play wild west you get what you pay for and we would like it out here! You have 320+ officers how about our fair share here? We need young ambitious coppers to amke some quality arrests here! Thank You!!

4/14/2007 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you believe ANY of the crime statistics numbers released by the City of Chicago, I have some nice land in New Orleans I'd like to sell you.
Really, a great way to reduce crime in Chicago/Crook County, would be to lock up all the current reigning Democrat Politiians. Yhat, coupled with the snowball effect, would yield some REAL results.

4/14/2007 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can remember when tact teams would routinely take care of latin Dragoffs, Latin Kinks, etc; problems with some good slam-jamming of their greasy heads, and a trip right to the hospital and lockup afterwards. And if one rival gang member shot a rival gang member, oh well, just keep the good citizens safe. Now all these liberal feel good types worry more about these poor gang-bangers than our decent law abiding citizens. Anybody who sides with the Enemy, is also the Enemy. [basic USMC 101]

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Tell the gangbagers to go after libs if its that big of problem for you. Enemy vs Enemy. Libs are a bigger enemy then bangers, to the police.

4/14/2007 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being assigned to TRU, I guess that I've been a hotshot in 003,005,010,011, and will before the summer is out be in 004,006,003,005,007,011,015,and 010. TRU has been stuck in 005 for quite a while with no signs of leaving anytime soon. Instructed to operate solely in a level I DOC (or level II, depending). Things would be better if they allowed us to move throughout the districts we are sent to, but aside from assisting district cars, I generally try to give them the respect of staying out of their way so that they can do their thing as well.......that's how I got here, by working. It's a good unit with good people, and good bosses. So far I've been lucky in my short career to get good bosses (003 has a lot, and many excellent officers) and I hope that my luck holds out. I used to hate when outside districts came into 003 because that meant it would be harder to find an arrest, but it was good to have them around too....lots of help for 10-1's and shootings. You have to remember one thing, unless you're going back to the district you came from with a unit, most of us aren't familiar with the operations of each district, spanning 2 watches. Each district handles it's arrests differently, keeps their paperwork somewhere different, and most of the stations that I've been to so far only have 4 interview rooms, with MAYBE 2 computers per room. This is an opportunity for me to learn more about the job and the city than I could hoping to bid from district to district in 25+ years. A lot of bitching goes on about younger guys going to units and tact, but if they offer the openings, why don't you guys who bitch apply? I applied to tact but never got accepted, so what, move on find something better. Yeah change sucks, yeah you finally got into a good furlough pick for the year, etc. If you really want something, find a way to get it. I don't kiss ass, I just do my job as best I can, and so far I'm doing ok. My partner has over 10 years on and I learn a ton of new stuff each day, it's almost like a permanent FTO, and I'm grateful for that....hell I might just make it to 25+ without getting jammed too much along the way. You older guys bitch about the know everything PPO's, get the one who knows he don't know shit.....he'll be glad to have the help.....I damn sure was.

4/14/2007 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blame the wolf pack tragedy on the tru unit. they started it. what a waste of manpower and what an embarrasment to the dept. Wolfpacking-stop the madness already and get back to the basics and good police work.

TRU or any swamping a high crime area WORKS. but, you need police that actually get out of their car and make arrests or do street or traffic stops to make a difference. Way Way too many dog ass do nothing newbee's in TRU. Typical dept. 2-4 guys/gals on a 10 man team doing all the work and carrying the numbers the other 60% of the team hee-hawwing it and doing the ole coat tailing...

crime problem and morale comes down to one big thing. HIRE MORE COPS. We're so short on the street it aint even funny. Leave the units alone - they DO serve a purpose but hire more police to up all those downed cars and make all those 99 units, two man.

oh yeah, stick a cattle prod up all the asses of all those lazy lockup keepers. to the few that do their job - way too go - to all the others - shut your basketball game off, stop eating your 4th lucnh, un-plug your sony playstation controller, get off the phone that you've been on the past 2 hours with your OG on the side and take my prisoner so I can go back on the street and lock up another felon..

4/14/2007 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SEND TRU TO THE 004TH DISTRICT FOR A WEEK. SHIT, SEND TRU TO BEAT 433 FOR A DAY. PEOPLE WILL EXIT THEIR HOMES IN DISBELIEF OF SEEING ONE SQUAD CAR LET ALONE SEEING MORE THAN 10. WHAT A SIGHT THAT WOULD BE. TRAFFIC STOP AFTER TRAFFIC STOP, STREET STOP AFTER STREET STOP. THINK OF ALL THE UNLICENSED, GUN CARRYING DRUG DEALING AND OR GANGBANGERS YOU COULD LOCK UP WITHOUT EVEN TRYING. SEND THE POLICE, WHERE THERE ARE "NO" POLICE AND YOU WILL COME IN WITH BIG NUMBERS... OOOPS, SOMEBODY PINCHED ME. THAT MAKES TOO MUCH SENSE AND WHY SHOULD ALL THE GOOD, WORKING OR 30 YEAR RETIRED, OR CITY WORKERS GET POLICE SERVICE. WHAT WAS I THINKN'?

TRU GUYS/GALS NEED TO UNDERSTAND ONE THING AND MAYBE EVERYBODY WON'T HATE SO MUCH. WHEN YOU GO INTO SOMEBODY'S HOUSE AKA DISTRICT, DON'T ACT LIKE YOU KNOW EVERYTHING. DON'T ACT LIKE YOUR DA SHIT. DON'T DEMAND PAPERWORK, DON'T DEMAND ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER. YOU'RE IN SOMEBODY ELSES HOUSE. YOU'RE THE OUTSIDER. I APPLAUD YOU FOR MAKING AN ARREST. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. BUT SIMPLY BE NICE, ASK PERMISSION, BE POLITE AND MAYBE, JUST MAYBE YOU'LL GET MORE COOPERATION FROM THE DISTRICT PERSONEL... JUST A THOUGHT@

4/15/2007 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had a male 1 lurking in the alley behind my home in the Beverly area last week. I went out to find out what the fine young citizen was up to while my wife called 911. Two female 1's weighing in at a combined weight of around 600 lbs showed up well after the track star boogied down the alley. They said they had to come from 95th and Halsted to my home (appx. 103rd and Western) and they were the only car available. I ask just one simple question - why does a citizen in the "Englewoods" who pays no taxes and contributes nothing to society get such protection, while I and my wife pay through the nose in property taxes and assorted other taxes and get crap service.

Foolish me - I just figured it out - I'm white. Oh foolish me to assume "I am someone."

4/15/2007 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU GUYS/GALS NEED TO UNDERSTAND ONE THING AND MAYBE EVERYBODY WON'T HATE SO MUCH. WHEN YOU GO INTO SOMEBODY'S HOUSE AKA DISTRICT, DON'T ACT LIKE YOU KNOW EVERYTHING. DON'T ACT LIKE YOUR DA SHIT. DON'T DEMAND PAPERWORK, DON'T DEMAND ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER. YOU'RE IN SOMEBODY ELSES HOUSE. YOU'RE THE OUTSIDER. I APPLAUD YOU FOR MAKING AN ARREST. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. BUT SIMPLY BE NICE, ASK PERMISSION, BE POLITE AND MAYBE, JUST MAYBE YOU'LL GET MORE COOPERATION FROM THE DISTRICT PERSONEL... JUST A THOUGHT@

4/15/2007 12:01:00 AM

Outsider my ass, district personnel complain because the station gets busier when ANY outside unit is there, TRU, SOS, VICE etc. it isn't your house, we all work for the same department. The desk-lockup people are pissed because the volume of arrests and paperwork go up, taking away from there tvs and crossword puzzles; the district gets saturated so the dope spots dry up and it's harder to make a decent pinch, so you take what you can get. This is no different from when the tac teams do there mini-edge missions, prostitution stings or narcotics stings, you all bitch about that too. Take a look at your own people, you know who i'm talking about, every district has the guys who are too cool to talk with their co-workers let alone anyone else, they think they invented police work, strutting around the station with their carharts on with all there reckless conduct or drinking pinches, so give it a rest already.

4/16/2007 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's pricks like you that make us despise TRU 9 year wonder. Do us a favor and stay the fuck out of 004. You tie up all our computers and make us wait. Thanks assholes! How about going to 011 or 007 and being hotshots there? Oh I forgot, your sgt tells you that crime is worse in 004 right? Loser!

4/14/2007 10:55:00 AM

It;s funny, you bitch when we are there, then bitch when we're not. We hate going to 004, it's sucks going down there, the lockup is the worst in the city, there is nowhere to eat and it's always dead, we'd love to stay in 007 and 011, you should try it sometime and see what a busy district is like, better desk crews, lockup, coppers in general, people get along and back each up without bitching.......

4/16/2007 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering..... TRU guy. I know why you love working in 011 & 007. It is because they basically are full of 2 year wonders too. I'm sure there are quite a few old timers too but I'm sure there are more younger guys. That way you all are on the same page.

4/16/2007 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the coppers in 004 gave a damn about their own district, it would be a lot better. Response has been poor for many years, nobody available to do anything. When was the last time the DC rode on a call out there? Has anyone ever seen him show up as backup on a 10-1? Nope? Any of the field Lts. for that matter? Tact Lt? It hasn't happened to me either. When the commander and his Lts. show they don't care, then you really can't expect much more of the troops. Change of attitude starts at the top!!!

4/16/2007 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the recent comments. Please, come to the 4th district. Fuckt what everybody else says. Come here, show your presence and make arrests. You will be oh so welcome. If the lockup or desk people give you shit, blow it off. The city workers in the 4th district welcome you and your presence, believe me, we do. There are NO police on 433, a beat where there are mostly hard working good people that offenders take advantage of because of the 0% police presence. So many coppers and fireman live here let alone all the other good honest hard working people but unfortunatley there are NO police on our beat. We want a change, We deserve a change. PLEASE HELP US!!!!!!!

4/17/2007 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering..... TRU guy. I know why you love working in 011 & 007. It is because they basically are full of 2 year wonders too. I'm sure there are quite a few old timers too but I'm sure there are more younger guys. That way you all are on the same page.

No, for the most part we are on the same page because there is no time for pettiness, both of those districts are too busy for that shit, they average 1 or 2 shootings a night on third watch, everyone backs each other up. Our unit averages 5-7 yrs on fyi..

4/18/2007 03:31:00 AM  

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