Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ready for the Olympics?

All the fawning coverage of the boxing extravaganza aside, this is what matters:
  • The Chicago Marathon turned into a disaster course two weeks ago. Water wasn't the only thing that ran out; ambulances were also in short supply.
  • There was an ambulance shortage, dispatchers didn't have maps and in the case of fallen runner Chad Schieber, paramedics actually got lost.

    Some are calling it an emergency meltdown. At the height of the heat and humidity, runners became dehydrated, collapsed and ambulances raced to help.

    What you haven't heard about or seen is the chaos that erupted surrounding the emergency response.
Anyone can throw a parade. Chicago has about 200 of them a year. What really ought to be judged is the performance in disaster conditions, and the City failed miserably.

And this was without a bomb going off or a toxin in the air or a building falling down. This was a peaceful crowd, orderly for the most part, and an overly warm fall day threw a giant wrench into something that had been running smoothly for 30 years.

Go read the Channel 2 article. Then wonder about Chicago's ability to run an Olympic event.

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24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few more million given away:

VERDICT IN TODAY'S CASE

A federal jury awarded more than $2 million Tuesday to a man who claimed he was falsely arrested and charged with attempted child abduction.

Timothy Finwall, 40, said two Chicago detectives concocted a case against him in 2001 after a composite sketch was circulated in his neighborhood, and he emerged as a convenient suspect. He eventually was acquitted in criminal court and says he has been fully vindicated.

The ironworker said he believes the jury's decision proves police got the wrong person.

EVEN AFTER: Jennifer Hoyle, a spokeswoman for the city's Law Department, said the city stands by the policework of Martin Garcia and Dion Boyd. Both the young victim and her mother testified at Finwall's criminal and civil trial that he was the person who attempted to lure the girl away.


The City will be broke in no time now at this rate.

10/23/2007 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous 7-Eleven said...

breaking news

7-Eleven stock has SPLIT thanks due in part to the numerous cpd dicks gathered for the boxing event.

10/23/2007 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are more Catholic High Schools in the Chicago area that hold sportings events in excess of 3,00 people and it comes off without a hitch. They have no free police resources, no one to close down streets, no one to direct parking lot traffic, and no free money from the city to put on such events. For some reason everyone in the media like to portray this boxing event as a huge accomplishment.

It is one event with 750 athletes and most likely 3,500 spectators, that is the cities estimate. I do love how they say the parade was a huge deal too. I was downtown at the same time and I love the fact that the people they showed along the parade route, which were not that many, were actually leaving work and trying to get to the trains to head home but had been block by all the bracades, traffic aides and police from crossing until the parade ended. Instant crowd for the parade but none of them cared.

The opening gig at the end of the route was filled with the boxers, their trainers, and all the people who came along with them. Who actually from this area went to it?

Drove by UIC tonight as well and there was more police officers traffic aides,, and white shirts outside then their were people inside the event.

Another nice touch as well was all the exempt cars parked in the middle of the median along racine.

10/23/2007 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when Chicago gets the Olympics, where will Daley rent the heavy weaponry to put in the cars?

You know he won't let us keep it once his Olympics are done!!

10/24/2007 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVEN AFTER: Jennifer Hoyle, a spokeswoman for the city's Law Department, said the city stands by the policework of Martin Garcia and Dion Boyd. Both the young victim and her mother testified at Finwall's criminal and civil trial that he was the person who attempted to lure the girl away.

Mr. Boyd is a merit useless hack presently assigned to the Internal Affairs Division as a Detective were he can crucify the working police something he was never and never will be. Worked with the famous Sgt (pow)cedrick.

10/24/2007 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ready for the olympics? are you kidding me. the bud billiken parade which took place where the olympics would be was a disaster! tons of 10-1's, shootings, it was living hell.

can you imagine a poor family from iowa walking in that neighborhood? they would be a sitting duck.

talk about man power. we would need a team of 15,000 officers alone to man the olympics and you mean to tell me we are ready to host the olympics.

what a joke. i would love to see it. besides daley is pushing the olympics so hard. who knows if he will still be in office by time it comes around.

besides the second district is a eye sore. thats our holding cell for over a million people watching the olympics? have you been in there? try getting hot water in that building......haaaaaaaaaa what a joke.

10/24/2007 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK why was State St and several East/West streets closed for a parade of boxers who walked from the Palmer House to the Chicago Theatre?

Why wasnt this held on a saturday?

This may have been a stroke of PR genius of someones part. The closing of streets put masses of people on the state watching the parade. On a saturday it would have a ghost town. Hence it appeared on the news that Chicago is behind boxing and the olympic bid.

More smoke and mirrors- it was chicagoans being held hostage with no means of escape.

10/24/2007 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the Police Bosses they dont have a clue. First there so fat and out of shape. What is their experience? What have they ever been in charge of before they got their Clout possition?Nothing so what do we expect? The way to become an Expempt is to build a following here are so expamples? Be gay and articulate and go to Univ of Chicago and Police Management School I.e Huberman(At least he has some real schools) or You were in the Marines but didnt realy do anything,never left the country,never fought in a war, was in the marine reserves and you claim to be a christian and maybe even hispanic,you play hockey and Poff Your Matt Tobias(nice haircut) or let me see Your hispanic and you have ties to powerful politicians You can kept it in your pants but you go for the po with the fake ones and get divorced the new wife plays you for a fool you go off the deep end and get fired 3 times for misconduct and criminal acts but Poff you get your job back Guierro or your play a clown and like little boys and poff you get cought at Ohare and now you still get to keep your pension Or your related to the mayor and you move up fast. I hear that there are many from the Daley family on the job. You just dont know it. Or your drink with the guys and are drunk all the time. So these are the people we need in a crisis?
How about just be from an ethinic group? Lets see we have not had as Supt asian,female, lesbian or gay or non-citizen Hummmmmm which one to pick?
Now become a Rev or build your fake ressume and you too might get the gold star that you and use peoples needs and deserves. The bosses here are political! It is such a joke!!
Olympics will expose this city for what it truly is all about!
BRING IT ON!!

10/24/2007 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So when Chicago gets the Olympics, where will Daley rent the heavy weaponry to put in the cars?

You know he won't let us keep it once his Olympics are done!!

10/24/2007 12:25:00 AM


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We will have NO heavy weaponry for the Olympics. We will be fed a few tid-bits of equipment, that add up to nothing. Daley trusts us not with weapons. ALL security will be provided by federal agencies. Drill that into your heads everyone, ALL security will be provided by federal agencies.
The roll of the CPD will be street corner smiles, overnight venue property protection, and mass transit ride-alongs. THAT'S ALL. Better to retire and work private security on 2016. Count on it !

10/24/2007 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is not ready. By the time '016 comes this dept will be completely neutered. Then the smallest protest march will unhinge everything!

10/24/2007 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Daley still be mayor when the Olympics arrive? Who knows we may have a city and police department thats legit.

10/24/2007 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO NO NO NO NO!!!

Do NOT bother to attribute any weight to this article. Say what you will about the city and the Olympics and the political maneuvering going on, but this whole thing is about a couple of paramedics from outside the city who were in sight of the medical district and still managed to get lost. That’s all it is. The rest of it is window dressing.

And disregard the paramedics’ crap about trying to get some direction from the dispatchers. It didn’t happen, no matter what they wrote in the report.

The media wanted to point a finger on this one, and didn’t feel like Niles was a big enough target, so they came down on the city. It’s that simple.

10/24/2007 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

besides daley is pushing the olympics so hard. who knows if he will still be in office by time it comes around.

Everyday I check the obituaries for that pricks name.

10/24/2007 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ready for the Olympics?
Lets see now:
#1 radio batteries that cant make it thru a shift.

#2 Unreliable squad cars that are mechanical death traps.

#3 Not all the cars have PDTs

#4 manpower shortages,we dont have 13,500.

#5 absolutely no emergency equipment in squad cars.Not even road flares.

#6 no rifles or shotguns for patrol,only our pea shooters.

#7 TARA training is complete farce,utterly usless.SHAM.

#8 No real disaster plan,only BS.

#9 No real security threat assessments on critical targets.

#10 Vital infrastucture left unprotected,water,electricity,bridges,trains.

10/24/2007 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So when Chicago gets the Olympics, where will Daley rent the heavy weaponry to put in the cars?

You know he won't let us keep it once his Olympics are done!!

10/24/2007 12:25:00 AM

King Richard can hire me and my staff at Executive Outcomes II if you want the job done right.

10/24/2007 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that the boxers who participated in the parade were complaining how slippery State Street was from all the hair gel the recruits were wearing.

10/24/2007 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

BE VERY CAREFUL THOSE FANCY NEW RADIOS DONT WORK IN THE HOTELS DOWNTOWN.

SAD VERY SAD.

10/24/2007 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if i fart a doosey, SCC again all negative.
It was a private event, CPD steps up. now stop your crying

10/24/2007 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be retired when all hell breaks loose if we actually get the Olympics. Better believe it-- even if Daley is long gone as mayor he and his cronies will benefit$$$$ from the Olympics. Perhaps he will get some "honorary" spot with a hefty pay$ day. Look out for Walsh construction to do most of the building.

10/24/2007 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's poof. Not poff. But your point is taken. Very fucking depressing. Where is the justice?

10/24/2007 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one is attending the boxing event. The Cubans aren;t here, so it isn't what it is supposed to be. The Cubans will win six gold medals at the next Olympics. Like they always do.

More people watch the Wolves or Northwestern Football than what these people draw. The Sox-ROX series will draw more interest.
Take your girlfriend to a bar and watch the Bears or Sox/Rox. Don't wast your time or money watching 120 pounders in headgear and big gloves have a pillow fight.

By this time next week they will be papering the house.

10/24/2007 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heavy weapons U guys are nots Right there are going to give POs heavy weapons Make Ur brain larger U wannabe seal LoL
U dont remember the world cup soccer National Guard came in and Feds.
Go do ur 10 push ups and eat another doughnut

10/24/2007 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I will be retired when all hell breaks loose if we actually get the Olympics. Better believe it-- even if Daley is long gone as mayor he and his cronies will benefit$$$$ from the Olympics. Perhaps he will get some "honorary" spot with a hefty pay$ day. Look out for Walsh construction to do most of the building.

10/24/2007 06:18:00 PM

Walsh construction how much do they steal they have 3 large jets plus just bought a brand new custom helicopter give it all away daley all of it! some to the punks who sue the rest to walsh=degnan=joyce-and your thief nephew! what a jagoff!

10/25/2007 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the city that works!

11/02/2007 09:24:00 PM  

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