Thursday, July 26, 2007

Heroes Again

  • Several Chicago police officers found themselves faced with a life and death situation for civilians and themselves on the North Side.
  • "The offender had dropped the young lady he was beating and started racing toward the window," said Sergeant Michael Wilson of the CPD. At that point, he dove through the open window."
  • Rooney says as the man was dangling more than 10 stories above the ground. Rooney almost went out the window with him, until his partner jumped onto both of them.
Good job guys.

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44 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just watched the entire glamour fest depicted on Channel 2. Strikes me as a case of "Hair Gel Gone Wild"

Young inexperienced 18th District "Hair Gel" police jumping in a window with an armed barricaded mental and then almost falling 10 stories to rescue the mutt?

Either a vastly exaggerated tale, I hope, or some serious lack of commonsense.

I am glad that they didn't get hurt though.

7/26/2007 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are Propane Bombs the New Weapon of Al Queda?


July 25, 2007 - Federal Homeland Security officials are worried terrorists have been eyeing tanks of fuel -- like those that exploded Wednesday in Dallas -- to use as possible weapons. They are working on a crackdown.

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Terrorists have already struck using backyard-size propane tanks as bombs, this month at an airport in Scotland and in car bombs ready to blow on the streets of London. At the time of the overseas attack, American officials were already tuning up a plan to regulate propane sales in this country for the first time.
The power of propane has been most often seen and felt during accidental explosions, as we saw during this fire at a gas storage facility in Aurora in 1997 or the 2002 propane tank explosion on Chicago's Jeweler's Row

7/26/2007 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Wilson is a class act, you sure that goof Looney was trying to jump though? Sounds fishy, I think that guy was psyched more than once. Koo Koo

7/26/2007 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sarge do you have a family? Wife? Kids? Did you think about orphaning them?

So the Sgt could have been killed by trying to save a shit for brains attempting suicide?

Hey Officer way to go saving the Sarges bacon.

7/26/2007 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous ex-ald. burton natarus said...

Officer Gene Rooney, 018:

Please forgive me for hassling you for your strict canine enforcement in Bughouse Square a couple years ago. Sometimes I just can't resist my compulsion to be the consumate asshole.

Following your regimen, I'm now drinking protein shakes for lunch.

Thank God that Pete Lennon grabbed you in time.

I now realize that I'm so much safer whenever I see you and Pete prowling the alleys of the 42nd Ward with your squadrol lights off.

Certainly, Cmdr. Georgas will put you fine officers in for a department commendation plus the lifesaving award.

7/26/2007 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting, just talked to some NYPD Mos's they have a program called Operation Impact where they flood a "high crime" area with MOS's. Does this concept sound familiar to anyone?

Sounds like the DOC with TRU deployed and it sounds like a ripoff of a Bratton Strategy. The only difference being,NYPD has 42,000 MOS's versus CPD's 9,500.

You can't perform magic with no manpower.

7/26/2007 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD RANT Comment on Coppers Educational Levels:

This is news to the pinheads in the media because they cannot fathom the concept of an educated police officer. They think we're all a bunch of Neanderthal morons who can't get a better job. The reality is that at this point, almost every cop has some college, tens of thousands (if not most) have four year Bachelors degrees, hundreds (if not thousands) have Masters and/or law degrees. There are many cops with multiple degrees. There are also cops with all kinds of professional certifications. Cops are some of the most educated people I know and street smart on top of that. Fvck the press.

7/26/2007 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, sounds like another great job by our city's finest. more POSITIVE stories like this needs to be brought to the public eyes instead of everyday turning on the tv or reading the paper about another ALLEGED police beating or misconduct. good job guys. glad you are all okay. maybe you have a sgt that will put you in for an award or at least say good job, the one i work for does neither.

7/26/2007 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Relation to Jon Burge:

Chicago Mayor Says He Shares Responsibility in Torture Cases

Chicago Mayor Richard M Daley says he shares responsibility for not preventing torture of scores of criminal suspects at hands of police officers when he was Cook County state's attorney in 1980's; says he had no knowledge of torture at time; responds to criticism after special prosecutors released report concluding investigation into accusations of torture by former Commander Jon Burge and officers under his command on South Side in 1970's and 1980's

7/26/2007 03:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some Possible Poetic Justice:

Couple locked kid in room to watch Packers

MILWAUKEE -- A Greenfield couple who admitted locking a 7-year-old boy in his room while they watched Packers games at a casino received sentences this week.
''What both of you did certainly shocks the conscience of the community,'' Circuit Judge Jeffrey Wagner said.

Scott Scherer, 39, and Melanie Hardrath, 30, admitted locking Hardrath's son in his room with a loaf of bread, peanut butter and jelly, and a bucket for a toilet.

Hardrath got seven months in jail and Scherer nine months.

''What do you do?'' the couple's defense attorney, Richard Johnson, asked. ''Maybe this coming football season, lock them in a room with a bucket and make them watch Bears games.''

7/26/2007 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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7/26/2007 04:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County President Todd Stroger plans to oppose a raise for county prosecutors.
(Brian Kersey/Sun-Times)

UNEVEN JUSTICE
Officials say their pay disparity with public defenders forces experienced Cook County prosecutors to leave their jobs as they struggle to raise families and pay tuition. Since the first of the year, the office has lost 112 prosecutors, including 44 let go because of budget cuts. Pay parity would cost the county $8.7 million. Here's a comparison of starting salaries and salaries for attorneys with seven years of experience:
STARTING SALARIES
$48,800 for nonunion assistant Cook County state's attorney

$43,000 for unionized public defender, though over time they will outpace the state's attorneys

7 YEARS' EXPERIENCE
$70,000 for an assistant Cook County state's attorney

$75,600 for a public defender

THE QUOTE
"Here's our message to Cook County prosecutors: Get a union. Organize." -- Bob Galhotra, president of the public defenders union, writing on the union's Web site.

SOURCE: Dick Devine's office

7/26/2007 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She rips cops, then gets raided
CHA | Apartment tossed 4 days after criticism printed

Carol Wallace, a 63-year-old grandmother, has no criminal record and said she has never had any run-ins with the police in her 10 years at the Dearborn Homes public housing complex. She accused the police of trying to silence her

Wallace is "widely recognized as a strong asset to this development and a community voice," a case manager in the area said. Wallace has worked most of her life, as a medical technician and for the U.S. Postal Service. She's retired now.
WHY IS SHE LIVING FOR FREE IN PUBLIC HOUSING IF SHE WORKED MOST OF HER LIFE?

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Police pokeswoman Monique Bond.
Bond said officers fill out contact cards only if someone is doing something wrong, such as littering, drinking in public or hanging out in a park after hours.

This is a blatant lie, either the CPD backs us up or it stops telling us to get contact cards; by allegedly violating people's civil rights and then hanging us out to dry when the heat comes.
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http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/484868,CST-NWS-harass26.article

7/26/2007 04:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Family sues city over injuries in park melee
DURKIN PARK | They blame police dispatchers


A second lawsuit has been filed in the aftermath of a melee at a Southwest Side park this month -- and this one names the City of Chicago as a defendant

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/484823,CST-NWS-durkin26.article

7/26/2007 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy beaten at Durkin Park recovering at home


Football practice starts next month, but the De La Salle Meteors will have to practice without Richie Valdez.
"He definitely can't play football this year," Kathy Valdez said of her son, who suffered brain injuries when he was beaten at Durkin Park on July 14. But he may still get back in the game as a senior, his mom said.

Line coach Mike Boehm offered Richie an assistant's position so he can stay involved in the game.

But for at least the next few weeks, the 16-year-old will have to get through a different kind of workout. He returned home to his Scottsdale neighborhood Saturday after a full week in the hospital. He'll be evaluated soon to what kind of therapy he'll need to help him recover. Richie still has a constant headache, his mother said, and doctors told her his injuries may cause some changes in his personality or behavior. The injury could affect his return to school in the fall.

7/26/2007 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES,Shakedown is going strong. Operation Push and crew are extorting their own company now:

Ex-worker sues Yusef Jackson firm
LAWSUIT | Says fired for pointing out illegal acts


The former finance chief of Yusef Jackson's beer distributorship says he was fired after raising concerns about "illegal activities" in the way company money was spent.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/484792,CST-NWS-jackson26.article

7/26/2007 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone in the 1st District know what the deal with thsi one was:

Man injured in fall at Macy's
A man was critically injured Wednesday night after falling from a balcony at the Macy's store downtown. The 20- to 25-year-old person, who fell from one of the balconies at 111 N. State St., was in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. Officials did not know if the man worked at the store or was a customer. A Macy's representative said the incident was under investigation.

7/26/2007 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad the white shirts released him without charging

7/26/2007 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the "offender" locked this victim inside the apartment and beat the shit out her for hours. These guys risked their life to save her and him. offender gets released without charges. area 3 wanted nothing to do with it

7/26/2007 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the majority of officers out there. The minority has hogged the spotlight long enough. Let's see if the press runs with this story and puts us back in the good standings with which we belong. Job well done guys!!!

7/26/2007 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So who determines when POs talk to the Media?
We have Monica Marblemouth Bond& Pat TANMAN Camden& the Supe. Aren't they the offical CPD mouthpieces?
But these last two incidents you got the POs mugs on camera regaling their exploits.

Before you tuffguys get your panties in a bunch, THE OFFICERS DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB AND SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR THEIR ACTIONS.

I long for the days when the Media came out to scene, Coppers avoided them like the plague.
Now it's look Mommy I'm on TV!

SCC, What gives??

7/26/2007 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was that "Looney Rooney"? The guy who tickets dog walkers?

7/26/2007 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic. thurs. 26 Jul 07 0908 hrs.
Why can SCC run an excelent, topical, up to date blog, in his spare time, with no financial support, while the fop (flop) can't keep the death notice section of their web site current.
I just checked it and 20 july 07 (6 days ago) is the post. One would think that they could say "nothing to report today". I guess there are too many golf outings. retirements parties, and other social events for their staff to keep the membership up to date.
As a retiree, no one beats SCC in allowing us to keep a finger on the pulse of the department. i guess the flop has their finger somewhere else.

7/26/2007 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The offender, who had beaten the living sh#t out of his lady friend and barricaded the door to the apartment, was deemed "mentally unstable" by the W/C and was released without charges. The ASA concurred. Keep in mind no mental health evaluation of the offender took place prior to this decision being made, the reason being the W/C didn't want to tie a beat car down at the hospital.

What the hell is that?

7/26/2007 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a retiree, no one beats SCC in allowing us to keep a finger on the pulse of the department. i guess the flop has their finger somewhere else.

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yea, up their arses.

7/26/2007 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both officers are great guys and hard workers. It takes some serious stones to rush in when you think a nutjob on the other side is armed with a firearm. Plus, they saved the nutjob without getting hurt, a job usually reserved for firemen. As far as being the "hair-gel police", what, do some of you in other districts just roll into work with bed-head or something? Great job guys, and you did WAY more than "just doing what you had do..."

7/26/2007 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job guys. Too bad so many 'negative waves' here on this list...

7/26/2007 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Was that "Looney Rooney"? The guy who tickets dog walkers?

7/26/2007 08:07:00 AM

The one and only. Don't expect any proactive police work for years now. He'll ride this one along with that goof Lennon. Was that interviewed CBS2 interview staged? I haven't seen acting like that since an early edition of Crimewatch. Sparky Shields thinks it's the bravest thing he's ever seen. Golly! Give em their 3rd honorable and be done with it.

7/26/2007 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it were me I would let the animal jump maybe he dies then again we would of done society a faveor! let him jump next time but great cpd were not injured!

7/26/2007 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous SHEMPTHEFORGOTTENSTOOGE said...

Remember when the 3 stooges were hanging on that flagpole?
What if the three of them went out that window, but the 2nd Copper was able to grab the window frame?
With the 3 of them hanging there, he could have said "hold on Rooney,
I'll spit in my hands and get a new grip!!"

7/26/2007 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the fuck is the matter with you assholes and your negative comments about this great POSITIVE story about us for once.i know these guys and the are good people. yeah gene is a little "off" but he stepped up and did what we all are supposed to do as police.to all the negative comment people...FUCK YOU!we as police are supposed to stick together.GREAT JOB GUYS!

7/26/2007 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Was that "Looney Rooney"? The guy who tickets dog walkers?

7/26/2007 08:07:00 AM

The one and only. Don't expect any proactive police work for years now. He'll ride this one along with that goof Lennon. Was that interviewed CBS2 interview staged? I haven't seen acting like that since an early edition of Crimewatch. Sparky Shields thinks it's the bravest thing he's ever seen. Golly! Give em their 3rd honorable and be done with it.

7/26/2007 01:48:00 PM

It is indeed "Looney Rooney" the "18th District Dog Walking Crusader" who got into a fight with Alderman Burton Natarus. He loves casually throwing around Anti-Semtic comments regarding those of Jewish ancestry too.

Sparky Shields is the nephew of the former Honorable David Shields the once Presiding Judge of the Cook County Chancery Division who went to federal prison in Operation Gambat. The Feds caught him taking money to fix Chancery cases and sentenced him to 37 months in prison.

I am sure that these goofs will get a plethora of awards.

7/26/2007 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The offender, who had beaten the living sh#t out of his lady friend and barricaded the door to the apartment, was deemed "mentally unstable" by the W/C and was released without charges. The ASA concurred. Keep in mind no mental health evaluation of the offender took place prior to this decision being made, the reason being the W/C didn't want to tie a beat car down at the hospital.

What the hell is that?

7/26/2007 09:32:00 AM

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, king little dick ruled the land. And in this land, a nutjob wandered around the airport, was arrested, and charged. Found herself in area 1 lockup, was released, befriended some nice local gentlemen, and was tossed out a window. Since then, the land of Little Dick was all over the national news, for, you see, the big bad police should never have arrested that poor nutjob. At least in 18, an arrest was approved and the coppers at least got an out of lockup (gneric) cb#....they still get credit for the pinch, the nut is free to roam terrorizing the clueless yuppies in Lincoln Park, and the city is free from a lawsuit. Ahhh, policework in the land of Little Dick....

7/26/2007 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...
Was that "Looney Rooney"? The guy who tickets dog walkers?

7/26/2007 08:07:00 AM

The one and only. Don't expect any proactive police work for years now. He'll ride this one along with that goof Lennon. Was that interviewed CBS2 interview staged? I haven't seen acting like that since an early edition of Crimewatch. Sparky Shields thinks it's the bravest thing he's ever seen. Golly! Give em their 3rd honorable and be done with it.

7/26/2007 01:48:00 PM

Are you kidding me? Two class acts. Nice guys, hard workers. And they did a great job on camera....looked presentable, used proper grammer and diction. I cannot believe that some of you are so jealous and insecure that when someone else does a good job you have to stir the pot. Don't get your Superman tights in a bother, you can save people every day for the next 364 days. Point is, they did a great job, gave a great interview, and should be commended, not belittled, Jack Cough.

7/26/2007 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeeze.....

Such jealous lazy pooch haterz out there....

Get out of your "holes" and do something ya "do-nothins"....

LOL.

7/26/2007 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job Gene! Your former 025 co-worker.

7/27/2007 02:29:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

G. Rooney does whatever the voices in his head tell him to do. He only dove out the window after the guy because he forgot to pepper-spray him! Gene can't let an offender even die without "feeling the burn"!! Ha..ha....

But seriously, good job to all involved. I smell a Lambert Tree coming down the pike!

Kudos to a job well-done!

7/27/2007 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job by those guys.

BTW so Offc Rooney, jumped in to a room with a barricaded gun toting suspect. I noticed he did not have his vest on...?

7/27/2007 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rooney's been around....worked the ghetto, worked sos....some of you "hard chargers", who probbably have no time on the job, will someday end up in a nice place like 18 too... point is a great job was done by two good cops, regardless of district. Some of you are nothing short of pathetic....bash a slow district because nothing happens, then bash the same districts when something DOES happen and the police DO perform a great job. Glory hounds and lazy dogs are the two worst two kinds of coppers on this job....one, the dogs, you never see at all, which is bad enough. The other, some of you posting dispairaging remarks in particular, are constantly making the rest of us look like dopes because you constantly try to one-up everyone else in a quest for personal glory. GET OVER YOURSELVES! Finally, some good pr, and the bashing comes from within....go eat your kibbles and bits for a while, eh? You should be ashamed! Great job Rooney and Lenon!

7/27/2007 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous "boomer" said...

Great job! Thank God you're alright, Gene, Pete and Mike.

Woof! Woof!

s/"Boomer" (the German shepherd mix that drives the sky blue convertible)

7/28/2007 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

again another good example of coppers not remembering we all wear the same uniform.2 guys do a good job and the bashers come out of the woodwork. not enough hugs as kids? the victim was safe, bad guy stopped, and the coppers went home. save your rants for important things, not for your brothers in blue. high school kids act like this, not adults. grow up already!

7/28/2007 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pussy's. Someone beats the shit out of woman and then bee line's for the door is going to hit the pavement and also hit the morgue. No stomach to let it happen? Call me.

7/28/2007 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous 018 "pussies" said...

9:57 PM

You didn't leave your name and phone number?

7/28/2007 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Pussy's. Someone beats the shit out of woman and then bee line's for the door is going to hit the pavement and also hit the morgue. No stomach to let it happen? Call me.

7/28/2007 09:57:00 PM

Anonymous toughguy eh? Don't even have the stomach to leave your info, let alone be a hero!

7/29/2007 08:22:00 PM  

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