Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Welcome New Visitors!

Well, the Daily Southtown article (linked here for your viewing pleasure) steered an extra 1,100 or so hit to us Monday. That article was somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,600 words.

The Sun Times hatchet job of the same piece (linked here for comparison purposes) has surpassed that total by a few thousand and still climbing.

So our new visitors might feel like reading the full Daily Southtown article to get the full scope of what we're doing here. Also, page down through the last 10 days or so worth of articles, then make a start on some of our 2,700 other posts over the past two-and-a-third years.

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Anyway, read, browse, digest and remember, take everything you read here with a grain of salt. We are the only people here who admit to being Chicago Police and everything we publish is on the front page or has our logo in the comments section.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI SCC, Looks like the Scumtimes has pulled down the story that you linked to. Guess they couldn't take the heat.

9/18/2007 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, AT 5:02 PM, I TRIED THE SUN TIMES LINK. NO STORY.

9/18/2007 05:02:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Comments about the 2462 team and the B-team in 009 are now banned.

9/18/2007 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat yourself on the back.

Now out those merit pukes!!!

List by name and unit.

Jerkoffs

9/18/2007 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Both links are still working for us. Sounds like a Sun Times glitch.

Or maybe Mope-rah is sabotaging the site.

9/18/2007 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REMEMBER, SCC , SOUTH TOWN MAY PRINT BUT IT IS SEISER WHO RUNS IT.

9/18/2007 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC YOU ROCK!!! YOU ARE NOTHING LESS THAN A SUPERHERO I AM GOING TO PUBLISH A COMIC BOOK ABOUT YOU BUT I NEED TO KNOW DO YOU HAVE AN INSIGNIA LIKE BATMAN? HOW WOULD THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO CONTACT YOU IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY? DO YOU WEAR A COSTUME AND IF SO WHAT COLOR WOULD IT BE? ARE YOU MILD MANNERED LIKE MOST OTHER SUPERHEROES? DO YOU HAVE A COOL VEHICLE THAT YOU DRIVE TO CHAOTIC SITUATIONS IN? DO YOU WEAR A CAPE OR TIGHTS? AND FINALLY WHO IS YOUR ARCH ENEMY?

9/18/2007 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous da shampoo guy said...

Today's 8.000th visitor wins a cocobolo nightstick.

9/18/2007 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous THANKS A MILLION said...

YOU ARE JUST THE FRIGGIN BEST! COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD TO BE A POLICEMAN. BTW, YOUR COMMENT ON CAPS, I WORK IN A CAPS OFFICE, NICE GIG AFTER 20 YEARS BUT YOU COULD NOT BE MORE CORRECT. 7 POLICEMEN AND A SERGEANT. WHAT A WASTE....
GOD BLESS YOU GUYS AND YOUR FAMILIES.

9/18/2007 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If using firefox you will have problem with link. Use Internet Explorer

9/18/2007 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

I WAS AT THE FOP MEETING TODAY.
GUESS WHAT WAS BROUGHT UP BY THE MEMBERS:

THE OFFICER IN 010 DUMPED BY THE ALDERMAN DIXON.

CLINES NEW JOB WITH SALARY FOR MEMORIAL.

GUESS WHAT ARE LEADERS SAID.
IF YOU HEAR RUMORS YOU SHOULD CALL US.
THESE GUYS ARE REPRESENTING US BUT ARE NOT IN TOUCH. SEEMS THEY ARE TO WORRIED ABOUT THEIR NEXT OUTING THAT IS PAID WITH ARE DUES.

I HOPE SOME EDUCATED AND SMART PEOPLE RUN FOR OFFICE.

9/18/2007 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY SCC! the only bad thing about you making the paper is now a bunch of ASSHOLES who know nothing about being the police, but think they do,will toss in their BULLSHIT comments and we'll have to sift through more of them to get to the good stuff.Guess I'll have to quit my partimer.

9/18/2007 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice little dick on the front page of scumtimes.not only does he look like a raggity ass reverand,he's talking like one now.he's using the race card when he's got nothing else.TYPICAL.

9/18/2007 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Patrick McDonough said...

Hello, I was very happy to read about your site in the Chicago Sun-Times today. Please make sure you take the time to visit our web site www.chicagoclout.com Many of the readers and commenters are City of Chicago Employees. Streets and Sanitation, Department of Water Management, ect. Keep up the great work. We adore our Chicago Police.

9/18/2007 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

35th street is probably just dying right now!! I love it!! Nice work SCC!

9/18/2007 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/18/2007 05:05:00 PM

But they are so fun to make fun of.

9/18/2007 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

You have an awesome site.

I saw your blog on heavy weapons. My opinion is that each district should have personnel who are physically capable of and trained to react to active shooter incidents. These guys/gals should have take home cars, train on a monthly basis and be ready for immediate deployment in case of an active shooter incident at a mall or school. Each watch should have four officers and a sarge who are capable and motivated enough to tackle this mission. They should have an M4, a ballistic shield, and diversionary devices. In most instances a SWAT Team cannot be mobilized quickly enough to respond to an active shooter incident. Guys and gals on the watch would be the immediate responders. These guys and gals could also be a force multiplier if Chicago gets the Olympics.

Knowing the mentality of CPD bosses, guys and gals who are losers who couldn't do a pushup if their life depended on it would take the slot just to get the take home squad and to be able to take photos holding the M4.

Another of your blogs mentioned the FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act. In 1994, Federal Agents were able to win a class action lawsuit in which the government had to make payouts of between $3,000 to $24,000 to individual special agents employed by the US Customs Service, the INS, the DEA, and other agencies. The US Secret Service and the FBI were not included in the suit due to the unique civil service status their agents are employed under. The lawsuit came about because Federal Criminal Investigators were not being adequately compensated for overtime that was worked. The firm which handled the lawsuit was Bernstein and Lipsett of Washington DC. Maybe this firm could address issues faced by CPD officers.

Take care guys and gals and stay safe!!!!!!!!

Former 222 Beat Car Driver now a working FED!

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

Scum Times link working at 8pm. I thought when you said hatchet you meant a negative article not just Reader's Digest version

9/18/2007 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS YOU PAUL... WE LOVE YOU AND WILL FOREVER MISS YOU!!! YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS. YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS 22ND DIST.

9/18/2007 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous mikey said...

What ever you guys get paid, it aint enough. What ever benfits package you get, aint good enough. Still as I get to be an old guy, I still thank God Almighty that you are there.

9/18/2007 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a native Northwest sider. I have always been a Chicago Cop Fan. Since my uncle(retired) was a Chicago Policeman, I have always thanked God for you all. I can still remember the crap he went through in 1968. The media heaped bullshit on them too. You guys are real mens men, regardless of what any pinko news rag says. Good luck from Mr Private Citizen.

9/18/2007 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, from one single law abiding, stand-up citizen, I want to say to you and every other Chicago Police Officer that reads this: Thank you for getting in that squadrol each and every day and risking your life to maintain law and order in this city. I say that from the bottom of my heart, I don't mean to be hyperventilating in my prose, but I want you to know there's one more citizen out there, that not only respects the badge, but the man or woman that wears it. "To protect and serve", those are high and mighty words, too bad, forces beyond our control seek to pervert and sully you and your fellow officer's call to duty.

I feel like a coward posting anonymously, but like you, I'm in a position, where it would be foolhardy to stand behind my name, so I'll call my self "Solid Citizen". God bless you brother, ride safe.

Solid Citizen

9/18/2007 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open Letter fron the future Superintendent:

Dear Citizens and Visitors to the City of Chicago,

As your new Superintendent, it has come to my attention that their has been a rash of police-involved shootings. Recently, one of our own was shot while in the performance of his duties, but will survive, which every member of the Chicago Police Dept. is thankful for. I want to make this perfectly clear so their will be no miscommunications ever again. In the city of Chicago, it is illegal to possess a handgun. If you are out on the street, and carrying a handgun, you will be arrested and possibly shot if you do not abide by the orders of any of my police officers to stop. Once again, their are no gray areas here...if you run, you will be chased. If you do not show your hands when asked to do so, you may be shot. My officers are trained if a handgun or a replica of any such handgun is shown, they are authorized to shoot to kill. This may sound like a threat to you, and it should be if you are carrying a handgun. So, let's review..if you are approached and ordered by a police officer to stop, or show your hands, I ask you do so. If you do not comply, their is a chance you may be shot..possibly paralyzed for life or mortally wounded. If you would like to restore order to your respective community, you will hopefully support my new campaign. I also promise, you will not see me or a member of my staff, visiting or hugging any members of the "God Squad"..these consist of Rev. (I use this term loosely) Pfleger, Rev. (loosely used again) Jesse (Shakedown) Jackson, or the other New York shakedown artist who I refuse to acknowledge. They do not represent a majority of the law-abiding citizens of your community.

Signed:

Supt. (Fill in the Blank)

9/18/2007 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of the topic : boston pd surge of shootings by the police: miami pd to arm street cops with assualt rifles. officer. website states that assualts and murders against the police on the upswing.the pendulim is swinging back ten fold..25 years ago eddie waz said every 20 years go by ,crine stats change,always for the worse, the time is her. watch your selves...

9/18/2007 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gold star memorial was very nice guys.

the police officer that sang a solo, PLEASE hang up the microphone and dont quit your day job!!!

can we get the FEMALE PO that sings??

9/18/2007 09:24:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

I had to do it! I've exposed SCC for eaactly what it is on my own blog!

9/18/2007 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mope-rah is on assignment maybe that is why the Scum-Times link did not work

9/18/2007 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous "the big scoop" said...

"SCC KICKED OUT OF IRAQ!"

Ooops, I mean BLACKWATER.
Rumor has it a whole platoon of beefers(fake reverends,whore lawyers,washedup reporters looking for the big one,nonswimming senators)are flying over as we speak to teach the populace how to harass the very people who are trying to protect them.
The Iraqi goverment needs to order out the group that did all the beheadings and ARE doing the bombings....

9/18/2007 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't always agree with SCC, and I am not an apologist for SCC. But I think SCC does provide us a place to talk...to let off steam...to joke...to keep each other apprised of current events (like Mike Mette). SCC doesn't force us to come here; we come here of our own accord.

I don't think SCC has ever claimed to speak for all CPD members (and I've read and re-read SCC posts from the last couple of years). From what I have read, SCC speaks for SCC, and SCC only. The main posts are SCC's. The comments contained therein aren't SCC's (unless marked by SCC's logo); they're the comments of those who choose to comment on SCC's posts.

I think people (police and not) fail to distinguish between what is SCC's (the posts on the dark blue background) and what is not SCC's (comments section for each post), thereby attributing attitudes or comments to SCC which SCC never had or stated.

Critical thinking should enter here.

Anonymity has its merits and its faults. We have no idea whether posters here are the police or not. Those who talk about lying, cheating, stealing, dogging, hating, etc. may be police or may be trolls. Who knows?

Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.

9/18/2007 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we go again:
001 District Officer is IOD as a result of another Segway Accident. Officer sustained a broken right elbow.

Has anybody done a survey or looked into the amount of accidents that have occured on those things? Whats it gonna take for the city/department to get rid of those things?
A) Officer wipes out hitting thier head and landing in a coma for years?

B) Officer on the sidewalk hits a senior citizen. Officer hurt, senior citizen breaks an arm and a hip? Senior dies as a result of the Segway collision??

After A or B? is that what its gonna take?

I know of a few serious injuries that have occured in 001 and 018. Someone must be getting some type of kickback why else would PO's be forced to get "Segway E#'s"?

9/18/2007 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC-

Time for an open post, see what comes up-

9/18/2007 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a new visitor. Rev. Jakes

9/18/2007 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the site. I just wish you were kinder to people who want lap dances.

9/18/2007 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did u ever wonder if the mayor's bicycle is armored, like his car.
I wonder if the taxpayers had to buy that for him too.

9/18/2007 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://rogersparkcheetos.blogspot.com/

An entire blog about cheeto bags (both regular and flaming hot) discarded in places other than the garbage- too funny!!

9/18/2007 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Nice candlelight ceremony. The Sergeant sang. "To Where You Are" by Josh Groban. It's a hard song to sing, and he tried... great song selection & good to see Donna Marquez.

9/19/2007 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, yeah...welcome, salutations and all that shit! Feel free to look around and amuse yourselves but then use gotta beat it, understand? This is for the real deal not some Johnny come lately freelance bloggers, got it? Good. Thanks for stopping by and don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord slpit ya.

CPD Bloggo

9/19/2007 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, from one single law abiding, stand-up citizen, I want to say to you and every other Chicago Police Officer that reads this: Thank you for getting in that squadrol each and every day and risking your life to maintain law and order in this city. I say that from the bottom of my heart, I don't mean to be hyperventilating in my prose, but I want you to know there's one more citizen out there, that not only respects the badge, but the man or woman that wears it. "To protect and serve", those are high and mighty words, too bad, forces beyond our control seek to pervert and sully you and your fellow officer's call to duty.

I feel like a coward posting anonymously, but like you, I'm in a position, where it would be foolhardy to stand behind my name, so I'll call my self "Solid Citizen". God bless you brother, ride safe.

Solid Citizen

9/18/2007 08:50:00 PM

**********

Thankyou Solid citizen, thankyou.
Sincerely, a CPD officer

9/19/2007 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Daley sucks. He hates the police and never wants to pay us our money. No Contract as usual.

No manpower still. No police in the 4th district and the scumbag criminals out there are realizing it. Crime is through the roof.

10th ward alderman doesnt do shit.

9/19/2007 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HOPE SOME EDUCATED AND SMART PEOPLE RUN FOR OFFICE.

9/18/2007 06:48:00 PM

I have said this before and will say it again. Do not hope for that. Get rid of FOP. The time is now, this is the window of opportunity to eliminate an organization that has done nothing but cost us money and benefits for all these years.

I have thirty years on. I hate FOP. They almost got me fired. When I proved that there were violations of Federal Labor laws regarding me, they actually sided with the city and went against me. It cost me over five grand for a lawyer to straighten the mess out and keep my job.

FOP is the city and the city is FOP. Find a new union. Me, I'm retiring so I do not care. But you younger guys should think hard. There is not one member of FOPho will stand up and fight for you; at least not for long.

Anyone who thinks FOP is good, useful, or great is a fool, a moron, or a chump. Get rid of them now!

9/19/2007 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, from one single law abiding, stand-up citizen, I want to say to you and every other Chicago Police Officer that reads this: Thank you for getting in that squadrol each and every day and risking your life to maintain law and order in this city. I say that from the bottom of my heart, I don't mean to be hyperventilating in my prose, but I want you to know there's one more citizen out there, that not only respects the badge, but the man or woman that wears it. "To protect and serve", those are high and mighty words, too bad, forces beyond our control seek to pervert and sully you and your fellow officer's call to duty.

I feel like a coward posting anonymously, but like you, I'm in a position, where it would be foolhardy to stand behind my name, so I'll call my self "Solid Citizen". God bless you brother, ride safe.

Solid Citizen

9/18/2007 08:50:00 PM


Thank You, it feels good to know someone out there is behind us

9/19/2007 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asked about the accusations of racism that plague his blog, and the department in general, he counters, "There was a quote we read in a book, that coppers worldwide have an intense dislike for the poorest segment of society they serve.

"The example given was a Chicago cop bitching about African-Americans to an NYPD guy, who then had to top him with, "You think that's bad? Let me tell you about the Puerto Ricans in New York!"

"Are there racists? Sure, they're everywhere, even in the media, but there are 25 districts and dozens of units where people can try to get if they don't want to deal with what they don't like."

Still you/we can live with “acceptable” levels of racism? Not! And if you espouse this, then you are as much of a problem as the gangbangers and aldercreatures. Unlike you I tend not to dislike the 911 caller but rather the person(s) that has that person calling 911. This article did you no good unless you considered a rise in visitors a success.

9/19/2007 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys will find this fact very interesting. Five of the six deputies in the police department had to be promoted meritoriously to the rank of Lieutenant. This is the absolute truth and is very sad!

9/19/2007 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again the candlelite seremony makes you proud of the job we do but there was more police presence last year in the pouring rain than there was this year on a beautiful night. What's up with that?

9/19/2007 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Here we go again:
001 District Officer is IOD as a result of another Segway Accident. Officer sustained a broken right elbow.

Has anybody done a survey or looked into the amount of accidents that have occured on those things? Whats it gonna take for the city/department to get rid of those things?
A) Officer wipes out hitting thier head and landing in a coma for years?

B) Officer on the sidewalk hits a senior citizen. Officer hurt, senior citizen breaks an arm and a hip? Senior dies as a result of the Segway collision??

After A or B? is that what its gonna take?

I know of a few serious injuries that have occured in 001 and 018. Someone must be getting some type of kickback why else would PO's be forced to get "Segway E#'s"?

9/18/2007 10:19:00 PM

Was at midway the other day flying out, observed a black female named White who was speeding on a segway no helmet, she is another accident waiting to happen. asked another officer about her he said she already had accidents but she has clout and can do whatever she wants! Guess clout works everywhere!

9/19/2007 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mikey said...
What ever you guys get paid, it aint enough. What ever benfits package you get, aint good enough. Still as I get to be an old guy, I still thank God Almighty that you are there.

9/18/2007 08:13:00 PM

Thanks mikey.

9/19/2007 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw your blog on heavy weapons. My opinion is that each district should have personnel who are physically capable of and trained to react to active shooter incidents. These guys/gals should have take home cars, train on a monthly basis.

For your info, the current full time SWAT team of CPD still does not have take home squad cars,they have to respond to jobs off duty in their own cars. and if they are out training at one of the outdoor ranges ie. joliet, marsailles or great lakes forget about because they will be responding from there in thier own cars from a call they recieve on their own cell phone that they pay for, thats right the city doesn't even provide them with cell phones or pagers. I hope there never is a 9- 11 tragedy in our lovely downtown city because it would be preatty difficult for our SWAT team members to respond from home to downtown in their personal cars when everybody else is attempting to leave the city, they won't get far without lights and sirens.....God help us....

9/19/2007 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 of the Deputy Supes are merit promotions to Lt.? What a shock.
Merit promotions really ruined the job. Look at the ranks of Chiefs ( 2) and then Deputy Chiefs. More merit to Lt. What a joke and the citizens actually think it is on the legit.
Hey average citizen- in a Terror Incident , do you think these politicians( bosses.)can actually think fast, read ( believe it or not some have trouble reading) and possess the cognitive skills to actually assess a situation and make a decision? NOT

9/19/2007 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still you/we can live with “acceptable” levels of racism? Not! And if you espouse this, then you are as much of a problem as the gangbangers and aldercreatures. Unlike you I tend not to dislike the 911 caller but rather the person(s) that has that person calling 911. This article did you no good unless you considered a rise in visitors a success.
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I dislike only about 50% of the 911 callers. The other half will be tomorrow's reason for calling 911.

9/19/2007 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 7:47 A.M.

Would love to know who was merit and is now a deputy. Thats unbelievable.

9/19/2007 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous 1st and 16th said...

Still you/we can live with “acceptable” levels of racism? Not! And if you espouse this, then you are as much of a problem as the gangbangers and aldercreatures. Unlike you I tend not to dislike the 911 caller but rather the person(s) that has that person calling 911. This article did you no good unless you considered a rise in visitors a success.

9/19/2007 06:28:00 AM

Wow my hero! You are really tugging at my heart strings. Im not racist, I hate everyone!

9/19/2007 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow my hero! You are really tugging at my heart strings. Im not racist, I hate everyone!

9/19/2007 06:42:00 PM
I can live with that.

9/20/2007 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lightning Rod column---today's Times.

Congratulations SCC!

It is what it is.

9/25/2007 04:30:00 PM  

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