Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Yay, Another New Law!

Hopefully, aldercreature Tunney doesn't think this is a waste of police resources, given that there is so much crime in the city:
  • Chicago park officials say they hope to ban smoking at the city's playgrounds, beaches and playlots.
  • The change could happen as early as Wednesday, when commissioners will vote. If it passes, the new ordinance would take effect immediately and the city will start cracking down on smokers who are lighting up in those outdoor areas.
Oooooo. A CRACKDOWN! Someone call TRU (Total Revenue Unit) and they can start enforcing this one right away! At $500 a pop, we ought to have that $200 million budget gap filled in by January.

Just one question - are they really going to pull coppers off the street to enforce this? If a citizen calls in a felonious smoker, are they going to put an entire district into backlog with domestics, shootings, and all sorts of actual dope slinging just to go write a ticket? Especially when the smoker can suck down their coffin nail inside of 60 seconds and toss the butt down a sewer? Are we going to start bagging, preserving and testing cigarette butts for DNA evidence?

More BS from the nanny state and a completely impotent City Council desperate to appear to be doing something to justify their existence. It's all "for the children" don't you know?

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30 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRU kiddies are gathering their 'drop butts' and getting ready to make a difference! I can't wait until the pod jagoffs call these in!!

10/17/2007 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More liberal BS in the nanny state. "It's for the children because they might see you smoking in public" ad nauseum.

I can see ticketing for littering. I always toss the butts out after extinguishing them.

I'm sick to death of the City and all the political BS.

10/17/2007 04:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laws who needs Laws
Dont we take an oath to the US Constitution?
What about all the Illegals in Chicago? It is now a safe haven

You dont even have to be a US citizen to be the police here Nice!
It is the #1 requirement in most US cities and states but Here in the peoples republic of Daley-no

Oh keep paying your property tax
Lets pass some laws that have meaning!! Sheep Sheep

10/17/2007 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's like a stop sign at every intersection. at some point the people will just ignore the law.
B.S. laws cheapen the important ones.

10/17/2007 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can't smoke here but if you reside here illegally you are ok

10/17/2007 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit,call SWAT.Start Tazing people for smoking and throw em in division 10.Holy cow batman how can we allow these evil smokers.
Now back to our regular LINK programming.

10/17/2007 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do not have to pull coppers from any place. We have enough morons who will write these violations because they can. Just like the cops on cell phones who write cell phone violations.

The real way to stop the nonsense is not to enforce these ridiculous laws.

Now, excuse me, but I just raked my leaves into the curb and I want to burn them. I love the smell.

10/17/2007 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cant wait to get to work and light up a nice smooth marlboro in the squad car..

10/17/2007 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we enforce this? if i see day mayor riding his fatass on a bike path smoking do I have to anov him? Just curious? is this one of those laws that we can only enforce for non politicians?

10/17/2007 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha I just had a guy from mexico tell me that he is going to school so he can be the police. Mind you, he said this in such a way that I have no idea what fucking school he attends, but classes obviously cant be in english. Oh and he has no DL, he is illegal. Not that that really matters. Just run across the border get in a car and drive my friend. Is ok, no problem. I love Amwerica! How long before he is one of our partners? What a crock of shit

10/17/2007 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, I cannot go for my long walks-exercise- and smoke my favorite cigar. Screw them. I will smoke where I want to, when I want to. I just will not carry ID- even my star.

This City is going way beyond the nanny state. This is what we feared in the fifties and sixties and fought against- godless Communism. Do as we say or else! You have no rights, no priviledges, and you will not complain.

Many years ago two guys wrote some very entertaining and important books. Little did they know that their stories would come true.

The Animal Farm
1984

10/17/2007 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger rosco said...

To save money how about cutting the alderman staff down to 25? One ward for every district.

10/17/2007 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seiser will dominate the Olympic competition in 2016, especially in discus throwing and pole vaulting

10/17/2007 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous monica lewinsky said...

i enjoy cigars any one have a good recommendation.

i hear acid is a pretty good brand.

10/17/2007 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great idea. i like the idea of not stepping all over cigarette butts at the beach, but, i have a pool and stay home and have a good time. But, an A.N.O.V. is only supposed to be issued to a person with a valid state I.D. If they are at the beach, what is the chances that the I.D. will be locked up in the car or somewhere other than with the person. Is the smoker going to get arrested because they have no I.D. with them ? this law is gonna flop.

10/17/2007 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not draft a law targeting the poor, underprivelaged, public aid, ghetto dwellers ONLY? GASP!(phoney cries of outrage..can I get an Amen?)

I mean PRACTICALLY every person i've ever seen on welfare smokes.

You see them in the grocery store buying hundreds of dollars in food at "moo & oink" using food stamps (sorry LINK card, I'm old school) but then the cash comes out to buy beer,liquor and SMOKES!

If they got money for luxuries, maybe we should have the aldercreeps REDUCE their benefits. That would solve the budget mess!

"oh, don't you care about the poor?" (liberal mocking tone)

TRUTH..Fuck no! Because i'm not a racist..I'm a realist!

10/17/2007 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see the alderman that do noting except for kiss Daley' s ring on their knees pass a law that all city contracts will be put out for competitive bidding with all bids a matter of public record and posted on the Internet. A law outlawing the pissing away of city tax revenues would be nice too.

Respectfully,
DW
(not a cop)

10/17/2007 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tunney tells the commander that he can't believe that the officer pulled him over & wrote him a ticket, when he could be doing other police work, being an under-staffed dist.& all.... So Tunney, what about the officer that had to stop doing police work in his under-staffed dist. so he could go to your ward office & give you your D/L back??? Bitching about that?????? Did'nt think so!!!

10/17/2007 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon SCC I'm surprised. The city has cameras with smoke detectors trained on all the park benches in the playgrounds. Light up and it takes your picture. They then scan the butt you just tossed for your DNA. You get the ticket in the mail. Haven't you seen the yellow signs with the cigarette on them that say 'photo enforced'?

10/17/2007 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just stupid! These idiots running this city, county, and state can't maintain a budget or keep cta together, but they certainly have time to tell you not to smoke or enjoy foie gras or trans fat. Land of the free my a%#! What patrolman is going to enforce this? I hope tavern and restaurant owners laugh this one off as I'm doing right now, or their profits are going right down the toilet. I'm also grateful to the copper bars, which I will not mention due to current events, that choose to ignore this idiocy. It's just comical. Good luck to the morons who put this all in play with this one. You're gonna need it.

10/17/2007 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Ha I just had a guy from mexico tell me that he is going to school so he can be the police. Mind you, he said this in such a way that I have no idea what fucking school he attends, but classes obviously cant be in english. Oh and he has no DL, he is illegal. Not that that really matters. Just run across the border get in a car and drive my friend. Is ok, no problem. I love Amwerica! How long before he is one of our partners? What a crock of shit

10/17/2007 12:44:00 PM

True! Lets get this straight you cannot smoke on the beach.but you can illegally come to chicago and get free everything compliments of the tax payers, and if your illegal you do not have to defend our great land but can take whatever you want! The vetwrans who dide must be spinning in their graves along with old man daley watching his son screw up chicago worse than any mayor in history!

10/17/2007 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Squad give me a number for a CTA check.

Squad give me a number for a premise check.

Squad how about a personal at ??

Squad hold me down at XXXXXX park for a smokers check.

Squad going for gas and a wash

Squad lunch at ????

Squad hold me down at ?? for a street stop and give me a number for a contact card.

Squad give me a number for a quality of life mission.

Squad number for a seat belt mission.

Squad hold me down for a personal.

Squad premise check at ???.

LOG OFF

10/18/2007 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no warnings for smokers on the lake front if smokers can't produce id lock'm up
no cars to handle assignments
another good law passed by ther aldercreatures

10/18/2007 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T.E.U Tabacco Enforcement Unit now taking SOS transfers.

10/18/2007 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If people weren't such savages in this oh so fine city, this law would never have been needed. these mother fuckers just stop dead in their tracks and take a shit or piss right on the corner or in front of a church in plain view to women and children and anybody honestly thinks they are going to dispose of their cigarette butts properly.

10/18/2007 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is going to enfoce this law? Maybe one of daleys clouted friends will get a "contract" WTF? how about a new law that the mayor cannot have a huge fleet of city paid cars? How about a law that alderclowns cannot have detail with excess D-3 officers, like 2 at all times mucho overtime just a suggestion!

10/18/2007 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is just holding out so that he can put his kid in da mayor's chair ala Stroger.

10/18/2007 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say $100.00 a ticket for driving with the cell phone and Daley won't have to raise taxes...have a cell phone unit that pulls people over using their phones while ignoring the traffic around them, better yet, equip the squad with a camera just in case they bitch entrapment, brutality, etc. The city could make a killing and then maybe give us a contract.

10/18/2007 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about making GPS phones mandatory in the city of Chicago. If it's tracked moving more than 5 miles an hour, a ticket is automatically generated to the registered owner

10/18/2007 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great new law. i'm on my way to a job when this citizen comes running off the curb towards me. i thinking he must have some trouble because he's yelling franticly. " I called, I called." we stop ask what's the problem? he tells us they are smoking on the playground and wouldn't stop. we say we will go talk to them and make them stop.
he says they walked away after telling him what he could do to
himself. my partner straight-faced
tells him we will canvass the area for the offenders. only in 018 the district of entitlement, where the citizens believe the world revolves around them.

10/19/2007 11:56:00 AM  

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