Saturday, September 22, 2007

Psst! Can you Keep a Secret?

Don't tell anyone, but we're back on Department computers.

We're trying an experiment to see if we can mirror our banned "blogspot" material over to Typepad. So far, it's working, but it's a bit labor intensive. We'll see if it works out somehow and if we want to keep it going. We have no idea if comment crossover would work.

This will continue to be our main site.

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64 Comments:

Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

That won't last long. This blog has the brass and higher-ups trembling with anger.

True to form, these bureacratic, petty toads will find a way to block the site from "company" computers.

Good choice on the change to Typepad. It's a much more stable platform and is not nearly as "buggy" as Blogger.

9/21/2007 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DO YOUR JOB !

9/22/2007 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish you were back on CPD computers.

However, the minute any boss gets wind of it, that site is banned.

Losing battle.

9/22/2007 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Psst. SCC where is your post about the Sneed article yesterday? I think it's funny that he ordered them not to talk to anyone but someone is still talking to Sneed.
I don't think she is such a fan of Fat Phil, I think she is speaking for the 80% of the Department that is cringing that Dana has any power. He can't speak, and he can't even get info from the FBI.

9/22/2007 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In an effort to determine the top crime fighting agency in the country, the president narrowed the field to three finalist, the CIA, the FBI, and the Chicago Police.


The three remaining contenders were given the task of catching a rabbit which was released into the forest.

The CIA went into the forest. They placed animal informants throughout. They questioned all plant and mineral witnesses. After three months of extensive investigation they concluded that rabbits do not exist.

The FBI went into the forest. After two weeks without a capture, they burned the forest killing everything in it, including the rabbit. They made no apologies. The rabbit deserved it.

The CPD went into the forest. They came out two hours later with a badly beaten bear. The bear was yelling "Okay, Okay, I'm a rabbit, I'm a rabbit".

9/22/2007 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of computers...here I am sitting in traffic while sipping my coffee. I just started my tour. Im next to this AT&T truck watching him type on his Panasonic tough book. Then, I look down at this high tech state of the art PDT I have in my squad and threw up. The telephone man has better equipment then the street cop. LMAO. Sure , have the olympics here?

9/22/2007 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hers a good one, SCC was always on the exempts computers. Camden in particular.

9/22/2007 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In an effort to determine the top crime fighting agency in the country, the president narrowed the field to three finalist, the CIA, the FBI, and the Chicago Police.............
This joke is as old as my station.
009

9/22/2007 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CIA went into the forest. . . After three months of extensive investigation they concluded that rabbits do not exist.

The FBI went into the forest. After two weeks without a capture, they burned the forest killing everything in it . .

The CPD went into the forest. They came out two hours later with a badly beaten bear. The bear was yelling "Okay, Okay, I'm a rabbit, I'm a rabbit".

************************
The bear then went to:

flexyourrights.com AKA: The American Civil Liberties Union. He sued for 20 million dollars and won.

Wake up kids.. it's no longer the 1950's.

9/22/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC:

Can you post a comment on "typepad"

9/22/2007 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about some type of warning before a funny joke is put on this site. Whoever put that on about the bear, I hope you're real proud of yourself. Now I gotta clean all the cereal bits off of my keyboard and screen.That was a good one.

9/22/2007 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry boys and girls, according to the paper, homicides are way down, as a matter of fact, all crime is WAY down. Soon, we will be the most peaceful city in the world according to the paper.

9/22/2007 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Fbi is slow to get Dana a security clerance because they have to interview all his baby mommas. Maybe one of the questions they should ask the baby momma sgt in A2 det div is did you get promoted because of your baby daddy. Many Many interviews to be done how many promotions were given because dana needs his dollys

9/22/2007 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About Sneed. It is Phil, you can bank on that.

9/22/2007 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! They will surely ban it, like then ban anything that resembles truth right? This dept is so inempt they could not be any more corrupt at the top! Oh well the 1st and 16th is all that matters and of course I WILL ALWAYSBACK EACH OFFICER UP! NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS!!

9/22/2007 12:01:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Speaking of anger, Rue...

why is this dept. so anti-civilian?

on the roosevelt bus to the candlelight ceremony, the cta driver is asking me why are there so many cops? i explained the memorial. he never knew and was interested in learning more. same deal with the various people bicycling, running, etc. same questions, same interest.

the icing on the cake though, was scott arney (sp?) thanking us for coming if you're a cop, politician, family or INVITED. wow. good thing i was invited or else I would have to leave.

I need to be invited to thank our officers?

9/22/2007 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9/22/2007 06:38:00A.M.

That is an old joke.

9/22/2007 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im posting right now from the 011th district, viva la SCC!

9/22/2007 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Discruntal 2nd watch 010th district desk pos wrote an annyonmous letter to the Supt., Deputy, Commander and everyone else they can think off saying the CAPS people in 010 don't work full days, and never do their jobs or were their uniforms. Sounds like that couldn't get CAPS themselves. Jealously will get you nowhere.

9/22/2007 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

80% cringing that Dana has any power...speak for yourself!

9/22/2007 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

06:38:00 You obviously are not a the Real Police. If you are, you need to grow the fuck up! I'm still shaking my head minutes after reading that nonsense.

9/22/2007 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HERE IS THE DEAL ON SNEED SHE IS GOOD FRIENDS WITH PHAT PHIL BUT DEEP DOWN SHE HAS A FATAL ATTRACTION FOR SEISER. SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF SEISER, AND KNOWS THAT SEISER REALLY RUNS IT. ALSO PLEASE NOTE SEISER IS ORGINALLY FROM BROOKLYN NEW YORK , GREW UP IN A THE ITALIAN SECTION OF NORTH BROOKLYN,

9/22/2007 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HERE IS THE DEAL ON SNEED SHE IS GOOD FRIENDS WITH PHAT PHIL

No different than harvey ratney having private meetings with mary mitchell at the old issac hayes club. He was seen meeting/talking with moprah on numerous ocassions there.

018 district copper

9/22/2007 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seiser doesn't sound like an Italian name to me!

9/22/2007 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you forgot to say that she wants to have seisers baby too.....

9/22/2007 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding acting supt. Starks:

Outsider here, but in ANY other agency, corporation, company etc. someone with a GED would know and accept that they are never going to rise above a certain level of supervision or management.

Regardless of whether he ended up getting a college education, a GED is a symbol of a dysfunctional childhood and usually something that gets buried or glossed over on a resume should you actually end up doing something positive with your life because everybody knows you were probably a juvenile criminal, doper, a fuck-up or mentally challenged.

That he is even being considered is pitiful and says something about the administration of the department.

9/22/2007 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/22/2007 09:03:00 AM

You are from 009 your opinion doesn't count in this police department. Sit there at starbucks telling you 2 year wonder bravo team stories chasing Jose around for his (1) bag of weed while cringing in fear of the fiends that live on the south end of your district.

9/22/2007 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those who don't find the "rabbit joke" amusing.......Trix are for "real police".

If you don't have a sense of humor, then you are truly missing something.

Cop or civilian a sense of humor and of the absurd is vitally important to staying relatively sane.

Lighten up, Francis.

9/22/2007 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone up for starting an organization for us police officers who don't identify with one single ethnic group and really only refer to themselves as "American-Americans" ?

9/22/2007 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have the balls to post on Typepad, but you keep moderating our comments. Comments that may ruffle feathers but still make good points. Alot of them are mine! Anyway, I think before you go showing your balls to the department, why don't you try showing them on your own blog? Just a thought. Might as well just get a form type comments section that way we can just say what you want us to say. I hope to see some more of my masterpieces. Keep up the good work either way. I love it.

9/22/2007 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its is funny to me that citizens who visit this web site continue to believe that the police department has anything to do with who the Superintendent is, or the First Deputy Superintendent, or the Deputy Superintendents, or the Chiefs, or the Deputy Chiefs, or the Assistand Deputy Superintendents, or the Commanders, or the Directors. Shit the mayor most likley has to OK every Captian who get promoted. I would even go as far as to say that every single merit promotion to Lieutenant, Sergeant, or Detective, or any other position has to get the OK from the mayors office before the list goes out. So all you citizens dont give us any shit about how the administration of this Department is a joke because of the Department, it is a joke because the mayor is a micromanager and nothing happens in this City without his OK. The mayor is a joke and as a result the Department could be much better.

9/22/2007 07:01:00 PM  
Blogger Coldtype said...

"Regardless of whether he ended up getting a college education, a GED is a symbol of a dysfunctional childhood..."-9/22/2007 04:43:00 PM

What are you talking about clown? How dare you put me in a position where I am forced to defend an asshole like Dana Starks!

ANYONE who puts forth the effort to complete what they didn't finish in high school is worthy of a modicum of respect. Most high school drop-outs go on to accomplish very little with their lives, a fact that is well known. However, those with the fortitude to complete a GED program AND earn a college degree are clearly on the right path.

What disqualifies Starks to be the next Superindendent is his complete incompetence and demonstrable bafoonery, qualities which have nothing to to do with his GED certificate.

Stay safe.

9/22/2007 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outsider here, but in ANY other agency, corporation, company etc. someone with a GED would know and accept that they are never going to rise above a certain level of supervision or management.

Why don't you check the CEO of McDonalds, Or Dave from Wendy's. Stop talking about what you do not know and do not compare the Police Department with Corporate Positions. Knowledge of the street and knowledge of the people and Communication skills are all you need.

9/22/2007 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a PPO. Anyone have an informed opinion on deferred comp vs. investing on your own?

9/22/2007 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Regardless of whether he ended up getting a college education, a GED is a symbol of a dysfunctional childhood and usually something that gets buried or glossed over on a resume should you actually end up doing something positive with your life because everybody knows you were probably a juvenile criminal, doper, a fuck-up or mentally challenged.

That he is even being considered is pitiful and says something about the administration of the department."---This is pure racism.

Plenty of people get their GEDs for many reasons or go on to run businesses without a diploma or degree and do quite well. In addition to this, some children who are homeschooled all of their lives get GEDs as an equivalent to the diploma.!!!

If there was something tragic in the man's life that required his immediate attention, then it is commendable for him to go back and finish his high school education in this manner like millions of citizens.

There are plenty of cheaters out their who are not qualified to recieve their diplomas, degrees or current patronage positions.

9/22/2007 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not very good with computers. How do you do this "typepad"?

9/22/2007 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now r.c. can sit at the sgt's desk all day and just slam everyone again. what a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/22/2007 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic: wtf with this city! they just pay some man 27,000 for his piece of shit attack dog that was shot by cpd. the police claim no wrong doing, but still the city pays!! what a joke!!! we r all screwed. oh accept the criminals, liberals, link card folks and lets not forget you worthless no backbone clout babies. you want a 9-5 job you should have did us all a favor and kept working at your bank.

9/22/2007 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any idea what the hell 22 was pursuing the grey malibu with a m/1 driving this morning at about 915 am ,north on western from approx 109th st, I think they lost him at 99th st. I saw the pursuit and was in my personal car and was wishing I was in my squad chasing. If Iam a betting man it was fro robbery!!!! any info

9/22/2007 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"One thing I've never, never done is play the race card"

Mayor Daley on CBS 10pm news

I really believe that this man has a mental problem and should be receiving professional help.

He's either insane or a blatant liar.

Or a liberal democart.

9/22/2007 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This joke is as old as my station.
009

how do you know if somebody works in the "prestigous" 9th district?? he will be sure to tell you as many times as he can. go fix your hair gel sonny!

9/22/2007 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 9:25 poster.

Where did you hear about owner of dead dog getting $27,000 from city?

That doesn't sound right.

I thought that pets are considered personal property, and as such the city's liability was capped at $250.00.

Any lawyers wish to comment?

9/22/2007 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"One thing I've never, never done is play the race card"

Mayor Daley on CBS 10pm news

I really believe that this man has a mental problem and should be receiving professional help.

He's either insane or a blatant liar.

Or a liberal democart.

9/22/2007 10:41:00 PM

DALEY IS ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS MORE NOTHING BUT A THUG WITH A HUGE FAMILY CRIMINAL BACK GROUND! (OT) Just heard laski is home from halfway house working as a security guard! What will daley be doing when Patrick Fitzgerald finally indicts this criminal whiz?

9/22/2007 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is down? Homicides are down Yea right. The only reason it looks like crime is down is because we have fewer Police officers on the force. also we are so busy doing those stupid missions and events #'s that we dont have time to make an arrest. then when we finally get an arrest the red tape created to get through the arrest makes the copper not want to make an arrest ever again.

typical lies on paper ... the chicago way. You educated goof balls that make the crime statistics up sure do have some sharp pencils. makes me sick how this city lies. I hope it all bites you back in the ass!

9/23/2007 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

06:38:00 You obviously are not a the Real Police. If you are, you need to grow the fuck up! I'm still shaking my head minutes after reading that nonsense.
................................................................
This joke is even funnier than the one that spawned it.

9/23/2007 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: " I'm a PPO. Anyone have an informed opinion on deferred comp vs. investing on your own?

9/22/2007 07:46:00 PM"

The big advantage to deferred comp, is the tax break. If you invest on your own you have to watch what happens every day on the market and pay the taxes during your peak earning years as you make trades.

Another bit of financial advice, live within your means.

One more thing, look into the Flexible Spending Account for medical expenses when you pick your medical November. It's a good tax break if used correctly.

Stay Safe.

9/23/2007 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"One thing I've never, never done is play the race card"

Mayor Daley on CBS 10pm news

Seems he ran against Jane Byrne, and Harold Washington, wasn't that playing the race card. I bet in the last two elections, his people ran a mayoral candidate to split the black vote. Love to see that proved.

9/23/2007 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry boys and girls, according to the paper, homicides are way down, as a matter of fact, all crime is WAY down. Soon, we will be the most peaceful city in the world according to the paper.

9/22/2007 10:54:00 AM

___

Actually, domestic homicides are WAY up this year over the past several.

9/23/2007 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re:

Anonymous said...
any idea what the hell 22 was pursuing the grey malibu with a m/1 driving this morning at about 915 am ,north on western from approx 109th st, I think they lost him at 99th st. I saw the pursuit and was in my personal car and was wishing I was in my squad chasing. If Iam a betting man it was fro robbery!!!! any info

9/22/2007 10:00:00 PM

Silly, it was just because the driver was black, just ask him, he'll tell! I did nothing wrong!

9/23/2007 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

def comp has excellent funds dodge and cox and contra fund you have a long way to go invest as much as you can no down side to def comp if you have extra funds open a roth IRA if you need more info call B&A ask for RJ

9/23/2007 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO:9/22/07 06:38:00
Freakin Funny!Thanks...

9/23/2007 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone up for starting an organization for us police officers who don't identify with one single ethnic group and really only refer to themselves as "American-Americans" ?
------------------------------------
WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

9/23/2007 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chicagotribune.com
City pays $27,000 to man who says cop shot his dog
Tribune staff report

September 23, 2007

City officials have agreed to pay $27,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a West Side man who said police shot and killed his dog last year while chasing a suspect.

Calvin Hale alleged that a police officer ran into his yard in the 5200 block of West Race Avenue and stumbled on his 10-year-old Akita, Lady.

The officer shot the dog and continued the chase, Hale said in a lawsuit filed in February in Cook County Circuit Court.

"I think Lady, at the end of the day, was worth more than $27,000 to him, but there are practical benefits to resolving the litigation," Hale's attorney, Amy Breyer, said Friday.

City officials acknowledged the settlement, but declined to comment further on Friday. They admit no wrongdoing in the settlement, which was reached Wednesday.

The incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2006. Hale said his dog had no history of biting or bad behavior.

Breyer said she hoped the settlement would put the city and others on notice that "you can't do what happened here without there being any repercussions."

Breyer is one of a small number of lawyers who specialize in animal-related cases and sometimes seek to expand the reach of animal law.

Lawsuits over injuries to animals have begun to be taken more seriously, Breyer said.

Copyright © 2007, Chicago Tribune

9/23/2007 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"One thing I've never, never done is play the race card"

Mayor Daley on CBS 10pm news

Seems he ran against Jane Byrne, and Harold Washington, wasn't that playing the race card. I bet in the last two elections, his people ran a mayoral candidate to split the black vote. Love to see that proved.

9/23/2007 01:11:00 AM

HE IS FROM BRIDGEPORT, PROTECTED ALL HIS LIFE, AND LIVES IN AN ALL WHITE GUARDED CONDO WTF? HYPOCRITE TO NO END! WHAT A JAGOFF! DAFFY DUCK TALKS CLERAER THAT THIS MASTER IDIOT!

9/23/2007 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HERE IS THE DEAL ON SNEED SHE HATES ITALIANS AND HAS BADMOUTHED SINGER TONY BENNET NUMEROUS TIMES. F-CK UP SNEED YOU ARE A RACIST AT LEAST TONY BENNET HAS A SKILL AND IS CONSIDER OF ON THE WORLDS GREATEST SINGER,S ALSO SNEED, TONY BENNET HAS DONATED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO WORTHY CAUSES. SNEED IT MUST SUCK BEING YOU . TONY BENNET MAY HAD LEFT IS HEART IN SAN FRANSCICO BUT YOUR BRAIN IS STILL IN THE TOILET. ALSO SEISER LISTENS TO TONY BENNET TOO.

9/23/2007 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re:

Anonymous said...
any idea what the hell 22 was pursuing the grey malibu with a m/1 driving this morning at about 915 am ,north on western from approx 109th st, I think they lost him at 99th st. I saw the pursuit and was in my personal car and was wishing I was in my squad chasing. If Iam a betting man it was fro robbery!!!! any info

9/22/2007 10:00:00 PM


The guy driving was tugging on car doors at 107 and Western. A beat car sees him and does a quickie U-turn, calls it in, and the guy immediately hopped in his car parked in front of the car he was tugging on and takes off, nearly wiping out the squad car and a passing ambulance crew with lights and siren on. Lost in traffic around 95 and western......picked up in 008 by a car there, he got away there too at about 67th and Pulaski. Guy eventually crashed into a car at 55th and California and fled on foot, got away, leaving blood trail behind for 3 blocks, that ended in the middle of the street.....

9/23/2007 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>That he is even being considered is pitiful and says something about the administration of the department."---This is pure racism.>>>

Racism? You cannot be fucking serious. Please tell me you're not serious.

9/23/2007 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 9/22/2007 06:12:00 PM

I LOVE THAT IDEA!! American-American Patrolman's Association-AAPA--Sign me up

9/23/2007 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
HERE IS THE DEAL ON SNEED SHE HATES ITALIANS AND HAS BADMOUTHED SINGER TONY BENNET NUMEROUS TIMES. F-CK UP SNEED YOU ARE A RACIST AT LEAST TONY BENNET HAS A SKILL AND IS CONSIDER OF ON THE WORLDS GREATEST SINGER,S ALSO SNEED, TONY BENNET HAS DONATED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO WORTHY CAUSES. SNEED IT MUST SUCK BEING YOU . TONY BENNET MAY HAD LEFT IS HEART IN SAN FRANSCICO BUT YOUR BRAIN IS STILL IN THE TOILET. ALSO SEISER LISTENS TO TONY BENNET TOO.

9/23/2007 01:59:00 PM

Ok now go eat your veal and relax vino!

9/24/2007 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So all you citizens don’t give us any shit about how the administration of this Department is a joke because of the Department, it is a joke because the mayor is a micromanager and nothing happens in this City without his OK. The mayor is a joke and as a result the Department could be much better.
9/22/2007 07:01:00 PM

Nobody is giving you any shit. WTF, should there be no demand at all for appearances or propriety? Should the real police throw up their hands and say fuck it, nothing will ever change. It’s the same everywhere, pal. But you have a voice here and you can feed shit to the media. A media who is biased against police most of the time, granted. BUT, you know how they love to dig, and when someone finally gets busted out, it’s all over. Look at Arenda Troutman. Gang-banger ho that she is. I could have done cartwheels when she was indicted. Every dog has their day. The egotistical crooks that they are can’t help themselves, they eventually screw up. The tide always changes. You gonna be ready? And what about the people who post here? What do you think that’s about? Understood that the department may suck because “administration” (be it the real deal or the Mayor) is crooked, fucked up, dirty or all of the above. They’re just supposed to get away with it and not be accountable, questioned or challenged? That’s their fucking job. Regardless if it’s all for show doesn’t matter. You start letting them believe their own bullshit, it’s only going to get worse. You know, years ago, things were kept quiet. Decisions were made behind closed doors if it wasn’t on the up and up. Today, it is all in your fucking face and with a smirk on theirs. Did it ever occur to you that “citizens” are talking about this board because it confirms what hard working, law-abiding private tax-paying people already knew. People can tell the difference between heroes and those that pretend to be. It’s like that fucking Fire Chief years ago who used to show up after the fire was struck, rub some ashes on his face and talk to the media. We used to laugh our asses off. Citizens are not as naïve as you think. Give us some credit.

By the way, if it’s any consolation, I work with offenders. I see, hear, listen to all the low-life bullshit that you do. Trust me, we do everything we can to support your arrests.

Coldtype said...
"Regardless of whether he ended up getting a college education, a GED is a symbol of a dysfunctional childhood..."-9/22/2007 04:43:00 PM

ANYONE who puts forth the effort to complete what they didn't finish in high school is worthy of a modicum of respect. Most high school drop-outs go on to accomplish very little with their lives, a fact that is well known. However, those with the fortitude to complete a GED program AND earn a college degree are clearly on the right path.

What disqualifies Starks to be the next Superindendent is his complete incompetence and demonstrable bafoonery, qualities which have nothing to to do with his GED certificate.

Stay safe.
9/22/2007 07:40:00 PM

I must have implied that I don’t give D.S. any credit. That’s not the case. I don’t look down on anyone who tries to correct their mistakes. I don’t look down on anyone for being poor, or for being born into circumstances that may be fucked up. But you know what? While I respect him for doing something with his life, I don’t think he deserves to be Top Cop. He has a story and eventually it’s going to come out. He lies about the FBI losing his paperwork? Are you serious. That’s all I need to know right there. It mocks any other more qualified candidate who did things the right way, the whole way. You mean to tell me they can’t find anyone besides him? Please.

Top Cop. He is the face of the department. He should be above reproach.

Anonymous said...
Outsider here, but in ANY other agency, corporation, company etc. someone with a GED would know and accept that they are never going to rise above a certain level of supervision or management.

Why don't you check the CEO of McDonalds, Or Dave from Wendy's. Stop talking about what you do not know and do not compare the Police Department with Corporate Positions. Knowledge of the street and knowledge of the people and Communication skills are all you need.
9/22/2007 07:43:00 PM

Just exactly what are you saying here? Should I feel sorry for Dana? Should HE be flipping burgers? Is he the exception to the rule? The guy down the street from me has a very successful construction company. He had to go into business for himself because he’s a convicted felon. He has a GED.

Selling hamburgers and protecting the law-abiding public are two different things. The common factor (whether private corp, public agency, government, etc.) is that the top professional in any organization should be as advanced and/or better (more educated, more experienced and able to be held to a higher standard) than everyone he supervises, period. EVEN if it’s all for show. Otherwise, society as we know it, is doomed.

Let me tell you a secret, you make excuses for someone, you give someone a break, they usually end up fucking you. Look at Karen.

And BTW, knowledge of people, the street and communication skills, while helpful, is what is called a minimum requirement, ok.

Anonymous said...
"Regardless of whether he ended up getting a college education, a GED is a symbol of a dysfunctional childhood and usually something that gets buried or glossed over on a resume should you actually end up doing something positive with your life because everybody knows you were probably a juvenile criminal, doper, a fuck-up or mentally challenged.

That he is even being considered is pitiful and says something about the administration of the department."---This is pure racism.

Plenty of people get their GEDs for many reasons or go on to run businesses without a diploma or degree and do quite well. In addition to this, some children who are homeschooled all of their lives get GEDs as an equivalent to the diploma.!!!

If there was something tragic in the man's life that required his immediate attention, then it is commendable for him to go back and finish his high school education in this manner like millions of citizens.

There are plenty of cheaters out their who are not qualified to recieve their diplomas, degrees or current patronage positions.
9/22/2007 07:55:00 PM

1. Re: racism---You my friend, are an asshole. It must be hard being you.

2. Obviously, we are not talking about home-schooled yuppie children.

3. My grandparents were dirt poor but nobody quit school to help them. They knew the only way to go was up and education was the way to get there. I don’t know what “tragic circumstances” Dana Dana fo Fana had and I really don’t give a shit. Anyone who has any life experience has experienced ‘tragic’ ok? You make excuses for people, it just lowers the bar. Everybody hurts. Excuses are for losers. How about try rising to the fucking occasion once and awhile, how about that for a change?

It is what it is.

9/24/2007 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth is, that the detectives in the department are considered SCUM by the BRASS...WHY??? NONE OF THE BOSSES COULD PASS A LEGIT DICK'S TEST...We, the street dicks, know the street and we know what happened on the street during an "event"....and the real street detectives WHO WORK THE STREET KNOW HOW TO WRITE PAPER SO THE SLOB BOSSES WILL SMILE AND SAY GOOD JOB !!!!! THE BOSSES STILL KNOW THE STREET DICK HOLDS THE SECRETS.....AND CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT IT...

9/24/2007 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Screw said...

"Regardless of whether he ended up getting a college education, a GED is a symbol of a dysfunctional childhood"

GO FUCK YOURSELF.

I have a GED so that means I am a piece of shit? Sorry to burst your stereotype bubble but a GED is not a sign of dysfunction, only poor judgement. I had to drop out of school to work upon my dad's death so we wouldn't starve. And believe it or not I have a degree and before I had this pitiful job I was a manager for a worldwide corporation. I would bet that I've had more responsibility, more experience, more common sense than you will ever have. You criticize someone with a GED while uttering one of the most denigrating things I have ever heard.

Good for you that your life was so perfect and you had your dad around to pay for Notre Dame or Brother Rice. Let's make you Superintendent to set the example for our future officers; only rich, spoiled, arrogant and ignorant need apply.

9/24/2007 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just for the record, not rich, didn't go to private school, just knuckled down and kept moving forward. Paid my own way. Worked AND went to school. Can you imagine? It's not that hard to do. Builds character in the meantime.

DANA STARKS does not deserve to be Supt. The Chicago Police department deserves better.

Nice fabricated post though. Very imaginative.


It is what it is.

9/25/2007 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth is, that the detectives in the department are considered SCUM by the BRASS...WHY??? NONE OF THE BOSSES COULD PASS A LEGIT DICK'S TEST...We, the street dicks, know the street and we know what happened on the street during an "event"....and the real street detectives WHO WORK THE STREET KNOW HOW TO WRITE PAPER SO THE SLOB BOSSES WILL SMILE AND SAY GOOD JOB !!!!! THE BOSSES STILL KNOW THE STREET DICK HOLDS THE SECRETS.....AND CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT IT...

Good, why don't you street detectives solve some crimes and get the clearance rate up past 34%...what a joke. Here's an idea, get over yourself, nobody cares and we're not impressed.

9/26/2007 09:55:00 AM  

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