Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Public We Serve

The Tribune has an article up on the Christmas Eve DUI accident that has left an off duty Chicago cop in bad shape. Very bad shape. We hope he recovers, but that isn't the story we're covering. The Trib also has open comments on the article. A sampling:
  • Todd from Chicago - another cop who thinks the laws dont apply to CPD officers. way to go and lead by example
  • Chicago Voter from Hillside - another drunk cop above the law and this will be covered up by his scum friends in the police dept. as they protect gang daly
  • Marie from Northbrook - Noone should be defending this scumball, HE could of killed someone and thankfully he's the only one seriously injured.
  • Marie again - Go feed your fat cop husband some more bagels and quit defending drunk driving **** pigs, unless maybe, just maybe, your fat cop husband is one of those drunk driving pigs and that's why you're so adamantly defending this lowlife.
  • Pete from Chicago - You need to protect your police force. They work hard. If the guy was drinking...so what, if he was doing a little cocaine...so what, if he had a 9 year old kidnapped child in the back... so what. These guys risk their lives for you. As far as i'm concerned, they are above the law.
  • Marie yet again - Quit defending this disgusting pig! Rot in jail piggy!
  • Todd from Chicago - It's pathetic that cops and their battered wifes defend pukes like this guy and the drunk cop that killed those two men in lakeview a month or so ago, rather than be ashamed of these lowlifes for tarnishing the badge they hide behind.
Our adoring public. Granted, there are a bunch of suburban haters listed here and we do have our defenders popping up in the comment section of the article. But the complete willingness of the public to suspend any and all semblance of innocence whenever CPD is involved in anything is disheartening.

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250 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No holds barred on all suburbanites!
You live out of the city, NO BREAKS!
Tickets!
TVB's!
Nickle Bags!
Screw em!!!!On top of that, anyone that strikes you as a liberal DEMOCRAT!
HAMMER TIME!!!!

12/25/2007 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Ed E. IsAdore said...

Well this is the first I heard of this. I just came back into town today, thankfully I had furlo and got out of this shitty hole, and this state too.

I read the officer is a 13 year vet, and that he was in MAI. Wow, how ironic??

I hope he will be okay, but, I really am tired of my fellow officers doing dumb, stupid, and PREVENTABLE stuff. Makes us all look bad.

12/25/2007 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous I love people from the suburbs said...

Is this a surprise? The majority of the public hates us, everyone with more than a few months on the job knows that.

It just shows that they really don't deserve any police service. The only thing I do is write suburban people traffic violations once in a while otherwise I don't do anything and I recommend you all to get on the same page and do the same!

12/26/2007 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so fucking sick of these people. Tonight, Christmas of all nights...stuck in the ghetto. This asshole says to me on a domestic, "Why you need three cars over here for this?"

I reply to asshole. "Because, we back eachother up out here."

Asshole's retort, "Yeah, well when the gangs out here do it, it's no different. They all back eachother up and you fuck with dem an den you lock em up."

I can't wait to retire.

12/26/2007 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this copper recovers but we are our own worst enemy.

Just when we think it cannot get worse, another copper does something to make it worse.

Like the fatal DUI copper from Thanksgiving.

I truely hope the new Supt will focus on the huge alcohol problem in this department, as the others have swept it under the rug.

Sleep it off in your car, call a cab, flag down a beat car, do ANYTHING but get behind that wheel!

Stay safe and think of your families!!

12/26/2007 12:21:00 AM  
Blogger It's Not All Real said...

I pray for him that he recovers. I know he's in bad shape. Also, I'm afraid his B.A.C. was above the legal limit.

If anyone should have known better, it's an investigator from Major Accidents.

Hopefully, he'll pull through and learn from his mistakes. And I really hope that everyone else, police or non police, learns from him what NOT to do.

Happy Holidays (sober if behind the wheel please)

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

That is the way the comments section always is whenever there is a story concerning the police in any regard; automatically guilty, plenty of people with anti-police agendas on there.

12/26/2007 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o.k. each month compile the stats on d.u.i. by profession.
i think that would put this in perspective.

12/26/2007 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC take a look at the Chicago Tribune Website "video" and search under Sam Zell, new CEO of Tribune Companies. There's a particular unedited video interview with Sam and Chicago Tribune reporters that is very interesting to hear and may effect how our local media operates if he is successful.

12/26/2007 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son, a CPD Officer was killed by a drunk driver while he was on patrol. An illegal alien killed him and I didn't see the community nor the Chicago newspapers in an uproar over it. We haven't learned anything from this as the illegals still pour in and are protected, even by a City with a Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

12/26/2007 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Employee Assistance Program people, look into it.

Do not be selfish and ruin your life or the lives of your loved ones!!

12/26/2007 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most if not all these articles that hate the police are directed towards the suburban folks.

The shitheads and locals in most hoods. If you talk to them understand what the police do. They deal with the police, and see the people we enforce. (unless its lawsuit time)

They're not the police so I really don't care about their post.

12/26/2007 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Retired P.O. said...

realizing of course that one is innocent until proven guilty and that the media isnt always truthful


Most of us do a great job and are basically well intentioned good people

However drunk driving is very dangerous whther youre a police officer or not

I hope this officer recovers from his injuries

Im glad no one else was hurt, whther he was DUI or not

If he is convicted of DUI then I have no pity foe him and he should suffer the consequences.

Its stuff like this and the other stuff that gives us a bad name and gets people angry, sort of justifiably so

Merry Christmas

12/26/2007 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Sabian said...

IF THIS IS TRUE........this individual can be eligible for the 14 year rule.....Hit a worker on the highway and face 14. And if this is true, way to make more bad press before the end of an already nasty year for copcapades.

As far as these buffoons talking smack.....does anyone here expect anything less????? C'mon, let's get real.

12/26/2007 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous CiceroCop said...

There was a posting from someone who used the screen name "Wonderful" from Western Springs. This FUCKING JAG OFF seems to be a PO but instead of wishing the injured guy best wishes,he/she is more worried about our "image". A TREMENDOUS ass kicking is in order !!!!!

12/26/2007 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am all about taking care of our own and have helped several off duty guys home, while myself on duty, after they have had a little too much. But in todays world with everyone and their mother being out to get us, and somtimes going to great lengths to do it, you have to step back and let the chips fall. I pray for this officers recovery and hope there is some way he can end up keeping his job. And if there is a benefit for him I'll be happy to buy a ticket.

12/26/2007 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Fed Up with BS said...

Forget about the disparities we suffer involving the so called, public. What about the injustices we suffer on CPD as a result of "our own." I again must mention, Bernard Kelly (CPD, 002 District).The man is lawfully and justifiably stopped and makes it a race issue. He goes beyond the CR # process. He goes on Fox news and does an interview on AM 1690( bashing and hating on his own Department). This racial profiling bullshit is a joke. It is a bigger joke than the career of the infamous Bernard Kelly himself.I wish Bernard could be white for one day. So he could feel the injustices that quotas,racial profiling, and black hate put on us each day on this job.

12/26/2007 03:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over the holiday A close friend told me of a contact he had recently with CPD. Basically he was waived into a seatbelt checkpoint and then treated like a piece of shit.

Officer yelled at him, pulled him out of the car and forced him to stand hands on the hood while they tossed the car without reasonable suspicion or PC. Needless to say nothing was found, he was issued tickets and sent on his way.

I have known this friend for decades and know he does not have a criminal history, and previously respected law enforcement.

I had to try and explain to him that this officer he dealt with is not refelctive of the entire CPD police force but rather a small minority. My friend told me that he had previously believed the media was bias against CPD and was not reporting accurately. He now however has serious doubts about the qualifications of most officers and is very skeptical of them.

This is a perfect example of why the public hates us. It is up to us to keep jagoff cops like above in check. My friend did mention that a second officer on scene was respectful and seemed "nice" but what stuck out in my friend's mind was that the second officer just let the first act like a total jagoff for no reason.

That is directly from the public we serve

12/26/2007 04:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again....the liberal educated goof paints a picture from the acts of a few. So if 3 cops are drunk driving then all cops are drunkin fat pigs?

I for the life of me cant figure out why a Cop would even do his job in this shithole of a state let alone CPD.

No contract no work other than answering your calls and writing paper. If it doesnt land on your hood or isnt dispatched...it didnt happen.

I cant understand how these ego maniacs keep on trying to see the light on this department. Wake up for once.

12/26/2007 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe because our background of off-duty incidents aren't so stellar.

12/26/2007 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think his BAC was high wait till they test his hair-gel level....through the roof.

12/26/2007 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck these little assholes. All you coppers in districts that have high traffic of suburbanites should write their asses.

12/26/2007 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Ignore them.

They're the "what are you doing for me" people.

12/26/2007 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly do you expect?

The CPD has a long history of, to put it politely, mendacity when it comes to public statements regarding misbehavior by police officers.

Actions have consequences. Not telling the truth has the consequence of you not being believed.

BTW - If you look at the comments section on the "roundtable" article, you'll see some rather fascinating statements by people purporting to "support" the police. Sounds more like a Klan rally. Anybody dumb enough to think that doesn't have an effect on the public who reads it?

12/26/2007 07:56:00 AM  
Blogger Loaded Dice said...

I expect nothing else from the "public".........So glad I'm retired and not there...........They actually support the police here.......

12/26/2007 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd from Chicago - another cop who thinks the laws dont apply to CPD officers. way to go and lead by example



Lead whom? 99.99% of the population are law breakers. Let yee with out sin cast the first stone.

12/26/2007 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Granted, there are a bunch of suburban haters listed here


...up in their ivory towers.

12/26/2007 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DISGUSTING!!! TELL ME WHY WE DO ANYTHING FOR THE CITIZENS OF THIS CITY? I SAY LET IT BURN!!!

12/26/2007 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love people who say the common phrase "I pay your salary!!!" when they live in any of the surrounding lilly-white suburbs. Of course we are dealing with the same cook county voters who put a crippled stroke victim back in office....I dont have any confidence in the public....can you blame me?

12/26/2007 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angry Populace Burning British Surveillance Cameras

crazy brits......

12/26/2007 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd from Chicago - another cop who thinks the laws dont apply to CPD officers. way to go and lead by example

Apparently the laws do apply to CPD Officers since the officer was DUI'd.......there is no law against drinking....the law is for drinking and driving....and this officer is paying dearly..........To all my brother s and sisters..........don't drink and drive...go home safe and sound to your family....quit giving these bars your money..........and quit giving sorry assed people like "Todd from Chicago" so much happiness that yet another human being made a serious mistake.........19P

12/26/2007 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous 15 Year Vet said...

Fuck that SCC, unless I am reading something different in the papers, he WAS driving under the influence.

This is HIS fault, and he has let US down - all of US. Again, it makes my job even that much harder (believe it or not, the ghetto can still get harder to work in) everytime something like this happens.

We all know that "dude" in the hood does not like us but on every block in the hood there might be that one to two houses of people who actually respect us, who need us, and who like us.

Shit like this, PREVENTABLE shit, that the copper did to and by HIMSELF, well IMO, he discredits all of us, and he turns these one to two houses of good people in the hood agaisnt us too.

Nice job fuck up! Christ, you even worked in MAI - with the little pricks that love to write coppers ( remebr the DUI on the SGT from last year by SA??) - and then you go out and fuck up.

Count me in with the citizens on this SCC...

12/26/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you expect the public to think of us??Every time you pick up a paper there's some retarded PO robbing,bar fighting even raping crackheads with their batons!The major accident investigator who showed up drunk at work half the time was an accident waiting to happen.Oh,thats right ,he was a Lt Scholl protege.This department is a joke,from the top all the way to the newest PPO.If the public really knew some of the shit that never made the papers or that coppers have gotten away with they would demand a federal purge.

12/26/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a society makes enemies with it's POLICE, it had better make friends with it's CRIMINALS...........

12/26/2007 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous retired said...

To the "beefing" public which I serve(d): KISS MY ASS!!!!

12/26/2007 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The public doesn't like us and we do not NOW like ourselves. The job sucks..sad but true. Let's move on.

12/26/2007 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth hurts dont it!

12/26/2007 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most if not all these articles that hate the police are directed towards the suburban folks.

The shitheads and locals in most hoods. If you talk to them understand what the police do. They deal with the police, and see the people we enforce. (unless its lawsuit time)

They're not the police so I really don't care about their post.

12/26/2007 01:37:00 AM

Honestly, you're right. Most of the shitheads know what the game is about. There is a certain amount of respect. They do realize it is a job. Once in a while they'll be in an up roar. But day to day, they know the game...

12/26/2007 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since no body does REAL police work any more.Since the misson of PDs now is to pimp the soccer mom and corhole the working guy with pimp traffic citations.
Did you really expect the public to love you??

Please dont tell me "its my job",we all know the majority of traffic citations are a leaglized shake down of the working class.

The public knows about professional courtesy,but they do not enjoy the double standard.Sorry,police today do not protect the public.

Officer X

12/26/2007 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 1158PM, you really want to raise the money for the city?

I mean, here in my state I'd just send the paper to the county court instead of the city, but I don't guess that to be an option in Illinois.

12/26/2007 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/26/2007 08:39:00 AM

I agree with you 100% When you drink and drive or do something fucking stupid AND PREVENTABLE. You not only harm yourself, you harm ALL OF US. We are a family, but sometimes enough is enough and you have to grow up and be on your own. This is preventable. I hope the PO is ok, but in the end, it's just another check against us.

12/26/2007 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're mad because someone is judging you but its a two way street and you all judge everytime you shoot a minority that you think may have a weapon.How can you be offended by the comments?

12/26/2007 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the comments on this post pretty much show how cpd think they are better than the public they serve

wonder why the public hates us?

12/26/2007 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic:

Shooting at 51st and king around 0430 hrs. Around 0630hrs another shooting, this time at 51st and Calumet (one block away). The officers were still processing the crime scene at 51/King and heard the shots. Same offenders. Also, while offenders trying to get away, fleeing on Indiana shot up some ladies car because she wouldn't get out the way.

They used a tech-9 on both shootings. Second shooting turned out to be a homicide.

Stay safe out there, some ruthless mother fuckers are out there!

12/26/2007 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer yelled at him, pulled him out of the car and forced him to stand hands on the hood while they tossed the car without reasonable suspicion or PC. Needless to say nothing was found, he was issued tickets and sent on his way.

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The "reasonable suspicion or PC" is the fact he wasn't wearing a seatbelt at a seatbelt checkpoint.

And what would you have the officers do while they look in his car? Have him looming behind them free to do anything?

Be happy your friend was not issued any tickets.

12/26/2007 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Employee Assistance Program people, look into it.

Do not be selfish and ruin your life or the lives of your loved ones!!

12/26/2007 01:36:00 AM

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Well said.

12/26/2007 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 injured in cop car collision

December 26, 2007
FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS

A car reportedly ran a red light and struck a police squad car, injuring five people including two police officers on Wednesday morning in a South Loop intersection, police said.

An EMS Plan I was initiated at 4:43 a.m. for the traffic crash at State Street and Roosevelt Road, according to a fire department dispatcher.

A black Hyundai Sonata ran a red light at the intersection of West Roosevelt Road and South State Street and struck a marked police squad car, according to the police Major Accident Investigation Unit. The squad car jumped the curb and ended up at the window of a dry cleaning business.

The driver’s side of the squad car cracked the dry cleaner’s window of Grant Park Cleaners, East Roosevelt Road, but did not smash through it. The driver’s side rear door of the police car fell off and the front driver’s door is severely damaged.

Two male police officers were hurt, including the driver of the squad car, who was trapped in the car, according to Central District Police Capt. Joe Boisso. A passenger in the squad car, who was in the back seat, was also hurt. All three in the police car were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Boisso said.

“They were all kind of banged up and in a lot of pain,’’ Boisso said.

A man driving the Sonata and a female passenger were both taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The woman was able to walk after the crash. Their conditions were unknown, Boisso said.

The airbags on the Sonanta did deploy, but it was unknown whether the ones in the police car did.

MAIU is investigating.

12/26/2007 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently the laws do apply to CPD Officers since the officer was DUI'd.......there is no law against drinking....the law is for drinking and driving....and this officer is paying dearly..........To all my brother s and sisters..........don't drink and drive...go home safe and sound to your family....quit giving these bars your money..........and quit giving sorry assed people like "Todd from Chicago" so much happiness that yet another human being made a serious mistake.........19P

12/26/2007 08:32:00 AM

Seriously, the above poster really loves periods. Nes't ce pas? (French slang for: "Don't you think?"). I'm kind of feeling cheated about not getting to read the brilliant thoughts that should have been posted but were instead replaced by a bunch of periods. I need a life.

12/26/2007 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this officer recovers fully, but after all of the streaming videos, and other coppers going to jail for DUI what was he thinking? Especially working in MAIS? In the current climate in which we work, it makes me real hard to feel sorry for him. And where were his friends? Hope he wasan't drinking with a bunch of fellow coppers. If so, why didn't someont try to stop him, give him a ride home, call a cab or just take his keys?

12/26/2007 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all you had to say was that he was a 'lt. scholl protege'...figures

12/26/2007 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this copper recovers but we are our own worst enemy.

Just when we think it cannot get worse, another copper does something to make it worse.

Like the fatal DUI copper from Thanksgiving.

I truely hope the new Supt will focus on the huge alcohol problem in this department, as the others have swept it under the rug.

Sleep it off in your car, call a cab, flag down a beat car, do ANYTHING but get behind that wheel!

Stay safe and think of your families!!

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What do you want. Random stop overs from exempts to your house for a BAC off duty.

12/26/2007 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed E. IsAdore said...
Well this is the first I heard of this. I just came back into town today, thankfully I had furlo and got out of this shitty hole, and this state too.

I read the officer is a 13 year vet, and that he was in MAI. Wow, how ironic??

I hope he will be okay, but, I really am tired of my fellow officers doing dumb, stupid, and PREVENTABLE stuff. Makes us all look bad.

12/25/2007 11:59:00 PM

Hey F.you Ed, I know you and anyone who does knows your an idiot. You should keep your mouth shut

12/26/2007 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i hope the new super"... what a pussy. rat.

12/26/2007 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over the holiday A close friend told me of a contact he had recently with CPD. Basically he was waived into a seatbelt checkpoint and then treated like a piece of shit.

Officer yelled at him, pulled him out of the car and forced him to stand hands on the hood while they tossed the car without reasonable suspicion or PC. Needless to say nothing was found, he was issued tickets and sent on his way.

I have known this friend for decades and know he does not have a criminal history, and previously respected law enforcement.

I had to try and explain to him that this officer he dealt with is not refelctive of the entire CPD police force but rather a small minority. My friend told me that he had previously believed the media was bias against CPD and was not reporting accurately. He now however has serious doubts about the qualifications of most officers and is very skeptical of them.

This is a perfect example of why the public hates us. It is up to us to keep jagoff cops like above in check. My friend did mention that a second officer on scene was respectful and seemed "nice" but what stuck out in my friend's mind was that the second officer just let the first act like a total jagoff for no reason.

That is directly from the public we serve

12/26/2007 04:10:00 AM

You are not a cop.

One, the seatbelt check point is the PC.

Your friend sounds as a liberal, who can't handle the 5 min it took to write a ticket. He wasn't a target. Too bad he wasn't getting a foot massage while his car was pulled over, maybe cops act like jagoffs as a tactic for the control of the situation, as your buddy rolled his eyes and acted smug and passive aggressive.

Tell your friend to man up. Is he in jail, did they beat him, Sorry the police bothered him for 5 mins, and his ego couldn't handle the fact his can't fight or defend himself without the police anyway.

12/26/2007 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a perfect example of why the public hates us. It is up to us to keep jagoff cops like above in check. My friend did mention that a second officer on scene was respectful and seemed "nice" but what stuck out in my friend's mind was that the second officer just let the first act like a total jagoff for no reason.

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then stay out of chicago. Pussy.

12/26/2007 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not unexpected. This job involves saving the public from themselves and saving ourselves from ourselves.....hope hes ok...

12/26/2007 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. Of course we are dealing with the same cook county voters who put a crippled stroke victim back in office....I dont have any confidence in the public....can you blame me
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This statement is not correct.

12/26/2007 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ofc from MAIU has much to drink about he has suffered two deaths in his immediate family this year and he needs prayers now. All else just doesn't matter at this time he is in a life or death sitution. PRAY!

12/26/2007 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger papa smurf said...

the real problem between the public and the police is that there is no problem. the real problem started when they handed out mover books and told you to start writing. most people have no contact with the police except getting stopped for traffic violation. most people know how to handle their problems and never call the police. it's the 1 percent who call all the time who are the problem. next time give joe six pack a play and hammer the asshole bangers and dope dealers. show some compassion to the working folk-- most real officers i know do.

12/26/2007 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares what a couple of goofs say on a message board? They do not represent the entire 9.5 million that live in the Chicagoland area, just like this copper or some of the dumber ones on this blog don't represent the entire CPD.

12/26/2007 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Still having fun after 22yrs. said...

Marie from Northbrook has had life easy I bet. I'm sure it is a man that provides for her.

If the CPD is covering up for the copper, then how is it the public knows about it?

To the younger P.O's on the job, let the publics' scorn roll off your sleeve. Over all, the public supports us. The ones that don't never will.

Remember, we as a group can survive in environments most people never experience, or even know exist. To bash the police makes them feel powerful in other wise non fulfilling lives.

As a wise old timer once told me,
let the subject of your traffic stop or field interview dictate the encounter. The jags, always talk themselves into trouble.

Remember, if you drink take a cab.

Stay Safe!!

12/26/2007 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asshole's retort, "Yeah, well when the gangs out here do it, it's no different. They all back eachother up and you fuck with dem an den you lock em up."

I can't wait to retire.

Dude, just smile at home-boy and say, "Nice Shoes."

12/26/2007 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many more lives need to be lost, how many more people have to be seriously injured and or permenantly disabled, how many more careers have to be destroyed and how many more families both CPD and non CPD have to be devestated before we get the message.
DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE! And if you do, don't expect this long time police officer to feel sorry for you. If this guy was a Steve Scholl protege, as one of the previous comments hints, that speaks volumes.

12/26/2007 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have read other police related stories in the news and it seems the comments are always ugly. It's always a bunch of "haters" or budding "future" anarchists spewing their hate and vitriolic comments.

I'm sure if there was a news story on accountants, hedge fund managers, or business types with accompanying comments section, they'd all be like, "whaa,whaa, why is everyone bashing us, its not fair"

But they (middle class) always seem to think we (law enforcement) are fair game.

But they'd be the first to defend a colleague of their's by asking people to keep things civil,or not to paint everyone with a broad brush, etc.

12/26/2007 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is everyone getting so worked up about a message board?

12/26/2007 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a little something to do. When you see joe suburbanite buy his dope in 11,15, 10, 7,etc, wait for the buy, then lock him up. Of course the dealer is gone when you get back.

Oh yea, don't forget to impound the car.

Also, not that anyone would, call the local newspaper of then offender. Just give them a RD# and district of arrest. They will do the leg work.

12/26/2007 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so fucking sick of these people. Tonight, Christmas of all nights...stuck in the ghetto. This asshole says to me on a domestic, "Why you need three cars over here for this?"

I reply to asshole. "Because, we back eachother up out here."

Asshole's retort, "Yeah, well when the gangs out here do it, it's no different. They all back eachother up and you fuck with dem an den you lock em up."

I can't wait to retire.

12/26/2007 12:14:00 AM


I can understand backing each other up, but if you do not like working in the ghetto, get off the fucking police department and get another job! That is what you are paid to do, or did the alderfuck who assisted your illiterate ass get the job forget to tell you that?

12/26/2007 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous on-duty drunken Leftenant said...

Congrats MAIS-officer, you've made the grade! You've now accumulated enough DUI points to qualify for a supervisory position on the Division Street "Entertainment" Detail.

Plenty of bar-hoppin', booze-guzzlin' CPD are shaking in their collective boots, hoping continued off-duty drunken mayhem won't require ALL CPD to submit to breath-alcohol testing at the start AND end of each tour.

Merry X-mas, Happy New Year, keep up the good work and get well! Pat and I look forward to working with you soon!

12/26/2007 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for this officer and his family. They not only have to work and wonder if he will ever recover, but he is being prosecuted in the Newspapers and on SCC. Now, let us all who are reading this think back to rather it was our younger years or last week when we had just a little bit too much to drink and safely made it home. I am not saying by any means it is ok to drink and drive, but after the Christmas Party, the old Watch Party, etc., we have all had a few at one point and time. He made a mistake, thank goodness it was only him that was hurt in the process, but don't act like you have not been there!

12/26/2007 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The liberal ass*** should work the streets one night and we will make it easy for them, let them respond to a ghetto domestic and be outnumbered by the jungle rats, let's see how it would feel. "This world is nothing but rats"-DEparted

12/26/2007 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see on the news today, a suburban dept was involved in a vehicle pursuit in which the offender crashed his car and is hospitalized. The news called the offender/bad guy "VICTIM". The news does it yet again. Fucking strokes. He's not a victim! Just like when the police shoot an armed felon, they call the offender "VICTIM".

12/26/2007 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who are called "Police" are entrusted with the public safety. Those of you, who have chosen this as your profession must start to realize that the public expectations of your actions on and off duty is gauged on a much higher level, the day that you raised your right hand and swore, the day you don that blue uniform on, the day you received your first city check, should have been the day that you realize that life as you once knew it no longer exsist. If you aren't prepared for those changes and expectations, its possible that you have chosen the wrong field of employment. All the boo hooing, finger pointing, and crying isn't going to change one single thing. Not one of you were press into service or drafted against your will, this will never be a job that will definite any of your personal agendas, I believe in this particular incident, it was the CPD Monique Bond who so eloquently informed the press as to the officer in question sobriety. I guess so much for due process if your own department representative hangs you out to dry. It doesn't help any, especially when this officer's assignment is with a unit who constantly investigate the end results of others who find themselves involved with driving and drinking. It's most fortunate that this officer isn't facing life threatening injuries and no one else was hurt. Now he can spend tons of money fighting to keep his job

12/26/2007 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 15 Year Vet said...

Fuck you, you retard. MAI is not a unit, get it right, its MAIU. Secondly, we do not DUI anyone, it is the job of the responding officer that is handling an accident to write the DUI.

Get your facts straight, the copper that DUI'ed the Sgt coming home from an X'mas party is from the Traffic Unit, which is Unit #151. MAIU is Unit 608.

With 15 years on the job I expected more, but it just goes to show you what you know. You sound like an ASS! Actually you sound like a P.P.O.

12/26/2007 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets clean our own house before we fix the suburbs. This fine department has rats, suck holes, and back stabbers. Some cops will pimp out a brother for an early stat. With all the chicken shit put on us by the leadership of this deartment and our cities king, we should at least stick together. Remember we all belong to same union it ain't much but it's something.

12/26/2007 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 DD in a row (merry Xmas) how can one race of people be so fU. I'm going to start to record this nonsense so I can make a profit on it. (because no one but us would believe it). God Bless that officer. BE SAFE!

12/26/2007 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'VE BEEN A SUBURBAN COP FOR ONLY THREE YEARS, AND THATS ENOUGH TIME TO SEE SOME F---ED UP DUI CRASHES. ENOUGH WHERE I'VE COME TO THE POINT TO WHERE I WILL WALK HOME OR GET A RIDE WHEN I'M DRUNK. AFTER ALL WE ARE EITHER ON DUTY OR OFF ALL THAT MATTERS IS MAKING IT HOME SAFE.
I'VE ALWAYS BEEN TAUGHT AND TOLD THAT UNLIKE TRAFFIC STOPS WHEN YOU CAN PARK THE CAR (MAYBE RELOCATE THE DRIVER IF THEY SHOW A BUTTON). THERE ARE NO BRAKES WITH CRASHS(INSURANCE, EMISSIONS SUSPENSIONS, DUI DRIVERS) ALL HAVE TO BE DELT WITH BY THE BOOK.
COPPERS MESSING UP WILL ALWAYS MAKE THE NEWS; THIS CRASH, THE ONE THAT OCCURED THE DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING UP NORTH ARE TWO THAT HAVE RECENTLY MADE THE NEWS. IN BETWEEN THOSE TWO CRASHES, HUNDREDS OF DUI CRASHES HAD TO OF OCCURED IN THE AREA. WHERE LIVES HAVE BEEN INJURED OR LOST, AND THEY DONT EVEN COME CLOSE TO MAKNG THE NEWS. PART OF THE JOB IS LIVING UP TO A HIGHER DEGREE THAN THE REST OF SOCIETY, IT SUCKS BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN AND SCREW UP LIKE EVERY ONE ELSE. FOR US IT IS HIGHLY PUBLICIZED AND MIGHT COST US ARE JOBS, WHERE IT WONT BE FOR OTHERS.

12/26/2007 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a society makes enemies with it's POLICE, it had better make friends with it's CRIMINALS...........

12/26/2007 09:01:00 AM......Ummmm..... driving while drunk is CRIMINAL.In case you can't think clearly,nobody is condemning him for his police work.It's that drinking and driving thing that pisses sensible people off.Grow up.If you have to drink learn moderation.If you can't drink in moderation,take a taxi.We are held to a higher standard than the average jerk off in this town.If you can't deal with that,go be a garbage man.

12/26/2007 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHICH GUY FROM MAIS, I HOPE HE WILL BE ALRIGHT.

12/26/2007 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many D.U.I lawyers out there? Firemen? Doctors? Construction workers? Loan Officers? Etc, etc. Why not have a post here and anytime anyone of us pull over and or d.u.i someone post it here and what their ocupation was. We know the scum bags out thier drink and drive, AND we also know that thier are people who are supposed to be more educated and make more money than we do that are driving drunk. Then their are people that are just middle class hard working people like us that sometimes make mistakes.
Take a cab....call a friend...no more drinking and driving blue.

12/26/2007 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

I KNEW THIS YEARS AGO THE PUBLIC DESPISES US.

WHEN THEY WANT THEIR LITTLE CDTV REPORTS RIGHT THEM UP BLAMING THE VICTIM SO THEY CANNOT COLLECT ON THEIR INSURANCE.

THE BURGLARY REPORTS SHOULD ALSO HAVE ALOT OF INFO LIKE THE VICTIM DOESNT REMEMBER LOCKING ALL THE WINDOW AND DOOR AND MAKE SURE YOU DONT PUT THOSE NICE VALUES IN THE NARRATIVES.

YOU RECOVER AN AUTO JUST TOW IT YOUR WAISTING THE DISPATCHERS TIME CALLING THE VICTIMS.

ALL THOSE POOR DOMESTICATED PEOPLE OUT THERE DONT BE IN SUCH A HURRY TO LOCK UP THEIR LOVED ONE GIVE THE OFF. A CHANCE TO WALK OUT OF THE HOUSE AND COOL OFF BEFORE YOU QUESTION ANYONE.

IF YOUR RIGHTING UP AN ACCIDENT REPORT BLAME BOTH DRIVERS THIS WILL LEAD TO A NICE LONG DRAWN OUT CIVIL SUIT. IF THEY HAVE INSURANCE!

I SUGGEST IF ANY OF YOU CAME ON THE JOB FOR AWARDS AND PRAISE YOU MADE
A BONEHEAD OF AN ERROR.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND I DONT MEAN THE GUY YOU WENT TO THE ACADEMY WITH IS ALL YOU HAVE.

IF YOU NOTICE PO'S AS FRIEND END AS SOON AS YOU ARE CONVICTED OF ANY CRIME. LUCKILY YOUR FAMILY MAY NOT DO THE SAME THING

12/26/2007 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any word on the two guys hurt in the car accident this morning? Trib makes it sound kinda bad, said they're in serious condition. Prayers to their families.

12/26/2007 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss why there is suburbia hate toward Chicago. I haven't seen any evidence of it. Anyone?

12/26/2007 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Works in major accidents obviously a clout baby! But more importantly he is injured and I Pray he makes a full recovery! Thankfully no innocent person was killed or injured due to his drunkeness! The public in general judgeing from the comments hates us! Why bother even working if it is not cpd or family of cpd calling for help take your time fuck them all! And the assholes from the suburbs no breaks tickets moveing parkers all DUI'S game is on now jagoffs!

12/26/2007 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous embarrassed p.o. said...

As a PO, I sometimes think that a small number of officers are paranoid morons.

Assuming these anonymous nitwits are actually police officers, check these reactions by a mere handful of posters.

Mike Mette gets screwed in Dubuque. Lock up ALL motorists with Iowa plates.

A newspaper has a negative article about the CPD. Ticket ALL newspaper trucks.

Some stupid ass bitch from Northbrook sends an anti-police Email to Tribune comments. Now no suburbanites get a pass.

Isn't it about time that we cull such shallow airheads from our herd?

12/26/2007 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous one of your own said...

Wrong is wrong boys. He knew better. If his BAC is over the limit, then it's over the limit. Thank God he wasen't killed or killed someone else. This was HIS fault. All you guys crying,"fuck the citizens" on this one are wrong. You need to grow up, we are wrong here. And yes, he's gulity if he was DUI'd already. The BAC don't lie. They took blood. He's done. I'm sure this wasen't his first time drunk behind the wheel either, so give that a rest to.

12/26/2007 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous I'm watching you guys said...

can you deny there are drunken coppers out there? Of course that cannot be denied. Heck, we've all seem them at watch parties.

I feel sorry for this officer and hope he does not have a big family (or a small one for that manner) whom will suffer because of his intoxication.

Finally, fellow officers are complaining about citizens criticizing the police. Some of our worse critics are fellow P/O's.

12/26/2007 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember Marie from Northbrook. Now I know why she hates us all so much.

Sorry sweetheart, you were just too needy. I know I was the best you ever had. I was nice to you. I never even sent you the bill for having my locks changed, after finding you in my house night after night.

I even forgave the the slashed tires, broken windows, and all the spray paint. I didn't even change my cell or home phone number because I would listen to your whiny messages and feel sorry for you.

Please don't hate all cops because I refused to be your lap dog nor let you dress me funny.

Try a fireman.

12/26/2007 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt Scotchbreath here Merry x-mas I know I am a day late but who cares. But all you have to do is be a loser like me and live above the place you drink in. I will never have to drive all I have to do is walk up the stairs. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sorry that is my boss's line. HIcup HIcup

12/26/2007 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the image, they think we are assholes and we KNOW that they are assholes.

12/26/2007 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, I just can't figure out why a policeman would drink to excess....... this job sucks NOW more than ever. Bad guys with bigger guns, an ungreatful public, convicted felons making our rules and no justice in the justice system... just ask a victim. I just can't figure out why a Chicago policeman would drink to excess.

12/26/2007 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with the injured officer, who was the only one seriously hurt in the crash. I hope he recovers, and hope he can salvage his career from this mistake.

Sure, it's bad for anyone to drive drunk. But, you're right, this story would have received no coverage if it hadn't been a police officer. I bet your substance abuse numbers aren't any higher than any other high-stress profession. But you all get the grief for this.

That's a measure of how bad your image has dropped in the public mind. And that's not a good thing for anyone -- everyone gets hurt when people disrespect the police, whether or not the police have done anything to deserve the disrespect.

People who wish the injured officer ill are sick. People from the suburbs who mouth off about the way we do things in the city get on my nerves. If you want to gripe, live here -- otherwise, shut up, because we're not intersted in your opinion.

If the image problem wasn't already there, this officer's mistake would not have been any big deal. He shouldn't be dissed for bad timing.

It's a shame for him, and for the department.

12/26/2007 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sleep it off in your car, call a cab, flag down a beat car, do ANYTHING but get behind that wheel!
-----------------------------------

UM, the last guy who did that was arested for DUI by Rich Austin. Sleeping it off does no good with rotten cops like that out here.

12/26/2007 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son, a CPD Officer was killed by a drunk driver while he was on patrol. An illegal alien killed him and I didn't see the community nor the Chicago newspapers in an uproar over it. We haven't learned anything from this as the illegals still pour in and are protected, even by a City with a Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

12/26/2007 01:17:00 AM

============================

My thoughts and prayers go out to you on the loss of your son. Another needless, avoidable death involving alcohol. Last week in rool call there was the video in which former officer Kasper talks about his case. From prison. Where he will spend the next 7-10 years. It's just not worth it. Please think first.

On a sort of related note. The guy who directed the movie
"A Christmas Story" (Ralphie and the BB gun) was recently killed by a drunk driver. Also an illegal alien. That let em stay policy is really working out well isn't it?

12/26/2007 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at Christmas mass and the priest asked for a prayer for the officer involved in the accident. I hope he fully recovers and no one else was hurt. Remember the folks who live out in the suburban area tend to like CPD because they know what we deal with(shit) and it does not include them and what suburbanites do. We don't write DUI's or traffic tickets. We don't bother them at their dinners, plays or Cubs games. We let them come visit and go back home. They are more worried about their police department then CPD. Just worry about yourself, your family and the job you are preforming and the rest will take care of itself, Good or bad.

12/26/2007 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey its Christmas time...whats with all the hateful language?

My fellow blue brothers and sisters enjoy life. Do the right thing and the right thing is not to take revenge out on others. You can't control the media, politicians, citizens or ignorant fellow officers.

Enforce the law fairly and use good judgment in all your actions on and off duty.

Remember you have to look at your self in the mirror. Take pride in your name, reputation, and profession.

Happy Holidays and welcome in the new Fed next year.

12/26/2007 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In explanation for the suburban attitude about the police. I lived in the Burbs until I got on CPD. The cops in the burbs are some real chickenshit ticket writers. I've been to training classes with suburban cops since I became the police and the ticket quotas they claim they must satisfy are unreal; 8-10 hazardous movers per man per shift, in towns with perhaps 50 thousand citizens. The likelihood of a decent person getting the shaft is very high. My dad, Korean war vet, never even a parking ticket etc, got a mover for snow on his license plate while going to church early on a Sunday morning. He dropped my name, etc, to no avail. Mundelein hammered him. Mind you, I don't blame the suburban street cops, most are good guys, but they are under intense pressure to come in with tickets (read money). This though is why average suburban citizens have a big distaste for the police.

12/26/2007 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry SCC, we did it to ourselves. While these "fine citizens" sound like complete asses, when will WE learn? We have to start taking care of ourselves and each other, and NOT by covering bad things up or ignoring them.
And from MAIS no less.

12/26/2007 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Count me in with the citizens on this SCC...

***************

You can't be a cop, or you are black.

12/26/2007 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first of all:...to anyone involved in (any kind of) an accident, let's hope that the person(s) (including this odpo) survives their injuries; whatever the circumstances, if there is punishment involved, then so be it, let the system work its course; secondly, to those who judge and criticize the CPD, based on news reports, etc.,:....walk a mile in our shoes, see what it means to work in law enforcement, and then make whatever judgments and opinions you see fit...much has been made about character, how to attract and retain the "best and brightest"....well, how is that done? how does the city attract and employ the best, to work weekends, holidays, night shifts (missing family events like graduations, weddings, school plays, etc.).....one might say...well, you get paid!....so, mr/mrs/critique.....come on board!....join us!.....you'll get paid too!!, to patrol at night and on weekends, to chase people who are armed, carrying drugs, down dark alleyways and up stairways (that might not always lead where you think they should go)...maybe up to a rooftop, or down to a railyard....or did I forget the "domestic disturbance" (the one where no one is married to anyone), where the kids are hungry and neglected, the adults are fighting over some bulls@@t..and then once you're there! (ms. suburbanite), you can comment about the "evils" of an off-duty officer involved in a traffic accident

12/26/2007 06:19:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

The topic AT HAND are the comments posted, not the actual DUI if you read SCC's post.

Many of the comments weren't even addressed to the actual subject matter. Instead, people used it to call our civil service people pigs, and other names. On Christmas Day to boot.

Just because one person makes an err in judgement, doesn't mean the rest need to be labeled as such. It would be nice if you (CPD) actually set aside your difference, came together for a change, and started sticking up for yourselves for once. I have pride in you, and you should have pride in yourselves!!!!!

This state is a cesspool of garbage. It's no longer the Land of Land, but Land of Ghetto.

Disgusting...

12/26/2007 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice 'officers friendly' story in the sun-times, today, though...

12/26/2007 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHEN GOD MADE COPS
When the Lord was creating cops, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."
And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this order? A peace officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform."
"He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day."
"He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals.
And he has to have six pairs of hands."
The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands... no way."
"It's not the hands that are causing me problems," said the Lord, "it's the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have."
"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.
The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, "May I see what's in there, sir?" (When he already knows and wishes he'd taken that accounting job.) "Another pair here in the side of his head for his partners' safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look
reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say,'You'll be all right ma'am,' when he knows it isn't so."
"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."
"I can't," said the Lord, "I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck."
The angel circled the model of the peace officer very slowly, "Can it think?" she asked.
"You bet," said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crimes; recite Miranda warnings in its sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop ... and still it keeps its sense of humor. This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim's family, and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects."
Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the peace officer. "There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model."
"That's not a leak," said the lord, "it's a tear."
"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.
"It's for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, for justice."
"You're a genius," said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there," he said.
Author Unknown
posted by Jen in the comments section of the article.

12/26/2007 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a society makes enemies with it's POLICE, it had better make friends with it's CRIMINALS...........

12/26/2007 09:01:00 AM
-------------------------------------
How about when the police make enemies with the public?

What's the difference between making friends with Jeff Fort and Jerry Finnegan?

12/26/2007 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a crime reporter working for a daily newspaper in Southern Oregon I can say that the Trib's reporting in this case, and in the "Shielded From the Truth" series that ran earlier this month, is a bit, well, suspect.

The "Shielded" series, which dealt with police shootings, was about as one sided a story as I've ever seen. I'm sure this DUI story will inspire another series about cops' drinking problems. From this blog I've learned that Trib reporters are shadowing cops at Chicago bars.

My paper has a good relationship with the police because each side remains openminded and fair. When a cop saves a life, I write that story. When a cop makes a mistake, I write that story. I have found that most cops are open with press members that they trust to be fair and honest.

Is it any wonder why the CPD chooses not to comment on slanted hit pieces? Why provide more ammo?

I have recently applied to the Portland Police Bureau. My career change was inspired by the professionals I deal with both in our newsroom and the local police department.

Besides, I would rather be a good cop than an ok reporter.

By the way, the recent surge in cop blogs is an invaluable journalism tool. It really gives the public insight into the thinking that goes on behind the bad, be it clear, frustrated or disheartened.

So now you guys get to hate on me for being a press guy. Let the beatings begin...

12/26/2007 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another NITWIT driving drunk....when are we ever going to learn?? We are our own worst enemies and are becomming the laughing stock of the law enforcement society....we used to be respected...... now we are looked down upon because of all of the nitwits on our department fucking up....please use your brains out there and if you feel the need to get shitfaced...get a cab.

12/26/2007 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heaven forbid the public is pissed off about a drunken off duty copper who is also a DUI. I work in 014 which is a huge magnet for the stupid off duty drunk copper. Fuck them!!! Reap what you sow asshats!!

12/26/2007 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the Public!

I don't serve them anymore!

Public can go fuck off!

12/26/2007 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If true, this officer was wrong, wrong, wrong. By the grace of god he only hurt himself. I hope he recovers and I hope he gets help for his drinking problem if binge drinking has been the norm for him.

Blowing up this tragedy resulting from poor judgement of this officer AND those around him while he was over drinking is not fair.

Cops are people too. And the fact is if you layed out all the DUIs by those careers that have a high life and death threshold, I don't think the CPD would fall that far from the norm.

As has been previously posted, you have illegals driving drunk and uninsured, hurting and sometimes killing people in a "sanctuary" shity that prohibits notifying the INS of known illegal immigrant gang bangers killing or less by vehicle.

Stop piling on the CPD. You got no-it-al celebrities like Kiefer Sutherland, Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan and others like Congressman who have the money and the means to not drive drunk but don't.

Respectfully,
DW
( not a cop)

12/26/2007 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole perception problem can be traced directly to the Department's Drugs, Gangs and Guns mantra. Many of our officers have been conditioned to think like thugs. As corny as it sounds, the Department needs to get back into the "We Serve and Protect" mode.

When we served and protected, we still had our enemies, but we had much greater support from the average citizen.

12/26/2007 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The segment of SCC readers who believe that we should just chase the radio, and do nothing else are gonna flame this next statement. BUT 25DEC 11:58 is correct.

See'ing that a war is being waged against Police Departments in general by the citizens its sworn to protect.

Start writing everything. Everybody know that Chicago PD doesnt do traffic enforcement. Why? Because going to traffic court SUCKS. No Parking etc.

Maybe the message will sink in. John Q. Public is throwing stones at us, and its time to retaliate.

12/26/2007 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*****OFF TOPIC*****

WHAT's THE STORY?

Metra Sgt came on the air on Zone 4 asking for a supervisor. Seems that somebody who was a police officer refused to give his License when pulled over. BT 120 responded to the scene, but nothing was said over the radio after that? Happened around the Ryan and 39th St.

Car 100 even came in the air to make sure that a sgt was being dispatched to the scene.

What happened??? Another example of "we are our own worst enemy"!

12/26/2007 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not forget before we all do the, "I'm holier than thou" speech, that the holidays esp Christmas can be very emotional and depressing times of the year.
We don't really know why this guy over indulged, what was going through his head, we all just assume that it was while having a great time. Maybe he was trying to drown sorrow. Don't be so quick to all point fingers. Police officers have one of the highest suicide rates for a reason. God's speed on his recovery. Peace and well wishes this Christmas to him and his family.
And for the rest of the mindless, insensitive comments out there, well I hope it never happens to you.
Merry Christmas my favorite city workers :) Peace

12/26/2007 08:10:00 PM  
Blogger The Asshat said...

I have never written a DUI, I just got out my book from training and I am sharpening my skills for these assholes.

12/26/2007 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That bitch Bernard Kelly is the new Pat Hill

12/26/2007 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a CPD spouse I read with disbelief the "wife beater" comment! Do these people have any idea of the type of women you guys marry? As though any of us would stick around to be beaten? We married you because you're brave, you're good with kids and dogs, and we lie awake at night hoping you'll come home to us.

12/26/2007 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
In explanation for the suburban attitude about the police. I lived in the Burbs until I got on CPD. The cops in the burbs are some real chickenshit ticket writers. I've been to training classes with suburban cops since I became the police and the ticket quotas they claim they must satisfy are unreal; 8-10 hazardous movers per man per shift, in towns with perhaps 50 thousand citizens. The likelihood of a decent person getting the shaft is very high. My dad, Korean war vet, never even a parking ticket etc, got a mover for snow on his license plate while going to church early on a Sunday morning. He dropped my name, etc, to no avail. Mundelein hammered him. Mind you, I don't blame the suburban street cops, most are good guys, but they are under intense pressure to come in with tickets (read money). This though is why average suburban citizens have a big distaste for the police.

12/26/2007 05:44:00 PM

BINGO!!!Thankyou for posting the truth.Quotas=piss poor police work.

12/26/2007 08:34:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

The "reasonable suspicion or PC" is the fact he wasn't wearing a seatbelt at a seatbelt checkpoint.


sorry this is not PC for a search of the vehicle or to have him exit the vehicle back to the academy and this time pay attention to the search and seizure class

12/26/2007 08:45:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

Anonymous said...
Here's a little something to do. When you see joe suburbanite buy his dope in 11,15, 10, 7,etc................... we already do its called TRU

12/26/2007 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone made the comment that the cop from Major Accidents should have known better. Hell, he's a police office, we ALL should know better but we Chicago Police Officers keep doing this stupid shit in public with sickening regularity.

A few years ago there was an officer from IAD arested for soliciting a prostitute who was really an undercover police officer. He then begged and cried for a break. He's from IAD for chris' sake! Shouldn't HE have known better? As it turns out, he was given the big break for doing the same thing once before and then DID IT AGAIN!

Chicago Police Officers have a well deserved reputation for being undisciplined drunken dishonest miserably poor excuses for police officers.

I've heard well enough of how we risk it all every day, I've heard it for 27 years.

The plain fact is, we deserve the bad reputation we have. When was the last time any type of peer presure stopped a cop from doing something wrong? When was the last time a tact Sgt. stopped one of his team from flushing his career down the toilet? And when we stop a drunken cop who among you has the guts to actualy hold that person accountable for his DUI?

A cop is considered a good guy if he always looks the other way at police misbehaviour. That's why we are so hated and despised. We hold citizens to a high standard, if they don't know anybody, but we can get away with anything.

The best thing this new Supt. can do is put FBI in charge of IAD and start firing bad cops by the boatload.

We will get the respect of the general public across the city and state when we start behaving in a professional manner. We have to obey the laws, we can't drink and drive, we can't lie, cheat and steal.

The tempo of an organization like this is set from the top and for many years the guy at the top has been corrupt. Maybe now it will start to change. I doubt it but maybe.

I will retire soon, you young officers will have to learn that we can't do the stuff we arest people for. Plain and simple. Respect is earned, you don't get it just by pinning a piece of tin on your chest.

12/26/2007 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the message will sink in. John Q. Public is throwing stones at us, and its time to retaliate.

12/26/2007 07:42:00 PM

Your such a fucktard.Its ok for you to get boozed up and beat bartenders,shoot people in the head on L platforms,butt bang crack hos,but the public is just for your amusement??

You like your badge alot dont you??

12/26/2007 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really, this bullshit amazes me. The old line we don't go home horny,hungry or broke.

12/26/2007 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jerry Finnegan was stopped in the suburbs many times for being drunk. Anyway super cop was always given a play.

12/26/2007 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cops drink to much anyway.

12/26/2007 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12/26/2007 08:32:00 PM

Thanks for your comment---I think Ms Northbrook has issues upon issues

12/26/2007 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous whatchewtalkinboutwillis? said...

Anonymous said...
As a CPD spouse I read with disbelief the "wife beater" comment! Do these people have any idea of the type of women you guys marry? As though any of us would stick around to be beaten? We married you because you're brave, you're good with kids and dogs, and we lie awake at night hoping you'll come home to us.

12/26/2007 08:32:00 PM

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Good with kids and dogs,huh? I married mine for the pension and the single life since he is never around!

12/26/2007 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you cry baby asshats. If you are so worried about 1 out of 13,000 coppers making you look bad. File a lawsuit against the media for defamation of character. This really really affects 12,999 of us. I don't see them having stories aired, written about joe the carpenter, johnny the plummer or suzy the suck ass. The media is where the citizens get all of thier info from.

12/26/2007 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and not that I was a bll of fire but this no contrct no work thing is ridiculous

You have a contract which lasts til te new contract and youre getting paid and you will get your retro money

you guys arent too swift

12/26/2007 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Write the Lake County Sheriff P.D.

They stopped my family member and wrote a ticket for basic shit (disobeying stop sign) and even when they were told that her mom and step dad were the police for 20years they were told 'so what'. When I attempted to contact Officer Ronald Pett to find out if my family member could ask for supervision, like we can in Cook County, this goof never called me back. What a chicken shit!
I would never write or screw with other agencies but its a different day.

12/26/2007 09:32:00 PM  
Blogger It's Not All Real said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Works in major accidents obviously a clout baby!.....12/26/2007 03:31:00 PM

First, a big FUCK YOU for such a stupid statement. To get into MAIU as a traffic specialist you have to take a test, just like detectives. This guy passed the test and made it.

Second, he was wrong! I just hope he's not DEAD wrong. He's all busted up inside, lost a lot of blood and is in critical condition. But he's only human. Lots of baggage he's been carrying and sometimes it's too much for anyone.

I pray for his recovery, not only from the physical damage he's done to himself, but the mental anguish that brought him there. He'll be charged with DUI, that's a fact. But non-probationary police are entitled to the same one chance supervision anyone else is.

Hopefully, he'll recover, take his 30 day suspension and loss of a lot of income, and put his life back on track. Maybe he'll be dumped from MAIU, maybe not. That decision is for others to make. The most important thing right now is for him to survive the injuries he as sustained. The rest can work out in time.

And to my fellow officers: once again a copper got jammed up drinking. At least he didn't kill or seriously hurt anyone other than himself. When will we (Coppers everywhere) learn that drinking and driving just doesn't mix?

Happy Holidays.

12/26/2007 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now why have a news story on an off duty police officer who was drinking and involved in an accident. Did he get special privelages? NO. Was he arrested and charged with DUI? Yes. Just another crutch for MR. & Mrs. shitty to complain about. What's the difference, hundreds of people are arrested for DUI's everyday. I don't see people hating bus drivers, taxi drivers even if they were working while arrested for DUI's, carpenters, construction workers. Why don't the news start having new flashes everytime someone who collects SSI, Housing or Wick gets arrested for drugs, DUI's or any felonys. Then cut them off of thier freebies. Why aren't the illegals punished,sponges of society punished. Guess Im the one screwed up! Better yet Don't let anyone who collects any type of SSI,Housing Federal or State handouts vote and watch what happens. Maybe the politicians will want to do something to get the vote of the working people by doing what is right for a change!!

12/26/2007 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC

Though maybe we could get a post up about the SWAT tryouts not sure what you think about that.

But here are somem of the numbers if you al are interested.

With just about 240 applicants only 45 passed the shoot and physical requirements. What is that about a 19% pass rate. Just though people would want to comment. I for one would.

Was just wondering where all these guys I hear in the districts were for tryouts......200 out of we will say 11,000. Not very many if you ask me. What happened to all those who talk the talk about us SWAT guys not doing anything special and having the same quals as the avergae P.O. justa phone call? What happened to all those who say open it up to the whole city and you will get a flood of "more qualified P.O.'s? They even dropped the requirements for this first test. Was just curious where they all were? According to the numbers I will even give adjustment for error only 20% could talk the talk and walk the walk. Something should be said for that.

That is all SCC would love to hear people's take hope I am not being too selfish.
Thank you SCC
Still proud to be CPD
another "phone call" Swatguy

12/26/2007 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC
Can you delete the comment at 12/26/2007 01:58:00 PM----bet it is a reporter (or worse) trolling for info
Thanks

12/26/2007 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When a society makes enemies with it's POLICE, it had better make friends with it's CRIMINALS...........

12/26/2007 09:01:00 AM
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How about when the police make enemies with the public?

What's the difference between making friends with Jeff Fort and Jerry Finnegan?
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One obvious difference is Finnegan worked for a living and paid taxes.

12/26/2007 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hee Hee! No rest for the "burbanites"... zero tolerance for dui's at Hawks & Bulls games... Let buffy and the yuppie puppies figure out how to catch the late metra home after brad gets his ass locked up & the range rover impounded for dui or the young lads driving around looking for one of the "ladies of leisure" or the stray gump to have a good time... pinch them and call their wives & girlfriends and inform them of the "funky fun" biff and scooter were having in the city... (i reserved that one for the goofs who flexed their beer muscles, lol... nothing like hearing muffy scream bloody murder on the phone because of dudworth playing spin the pickle in the streets, she's itchy & scratchy now).

Ahhh... the holier than thou, sanctimonious sucking of teeth begins. STFU & STFD. oh btw, keep your drug addled, ritalin head kids home in the suburbs too... tired of finding their little asses in a washroom with a deuce in their knickers and a needle in their arms

12/26/2007 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'VE BEEN A SUBURBAN COP FOR ONLY THREE YEARS, AND THATS ENOUGH TIME TO SEE SOME F---ED UP DUI CRASHES. ENOUGH WHERE I'VE COME TO THE POINT TO WHERE I WILL WALK HOME OR GET A RIDE WHEN I'M DRUNK. AFTER ALL WE ARE EITHER ON DUTY OR OFF ALL THAT MATTERS IS MAKING IT HOME SAFE.
I'VE ALWAYS BEEN TAUGHT AND TOLD THAT UNLIKE TRAFFIC STOPS WHEN YOU CAN PARK THE CAR (MAYBE RELOCATE THE DRIVER IF THEY SHOW A BUTTON). THERE ARE NO BRAKES WITH CRASHS(INSURANCE, EMISSIONS SUSPENSIONS, DUI DRIVERS) ALL HAVE TO BE DELT WITH BY THE BOOK.
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Thanks for writing in all CAPS. Also the term is breaks, not BRAKES. Go to the suburban cop blog if that is still around.

12/26/2007 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I grow up, I want to be a Rev. Anyone got that Rev. by mail cite? Cruising down 1830 n. Mozart this morning 26 Dec 07, brand new Bentley 4dr. parked in the hood. Car is registered to a church in Cicero. You really need that to spread the word? Even the Cardinal can't roll like that.

12/26/2007 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAH WAH WAH WAAAAAAHHHH! Someone is saying bad things about us. We can't drink and drive, beat up female bartenders, or steal money without being criticized.

12/26/2007 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/25/2007 11:58:00 PM
Hey gelhead, you guys can't even agree on a work slowdown. Now go watch reruns of Adam-12 and get on with your life.

12/26/2007 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHATS THE STORY ?
go back to your news room asshole !

12/26/2007 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that policeman is okay!!! Again if he was a carpenter or plumber or worked at the dollar store we would never read about this!! God Bless our police & fireman,nurses & doctors..remember to take care of each other!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

12/26/2007 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the crime reporter working for a daily newspaper in Southern Oregon:

How do you really know if cops are responding to the SCC Blog? Anyone can leave a comment and by the looks of it. It seems to me that only about thirty percent of the comments sound like they are coming from real cops.

The remaining seventy percent seem like the remarks are coming from mall security guards, ex-wives or girlfriends and teenagers still in their puberty stage.

12/26/2007 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know I for one cannot support drinking and driving. Being a victim at one time in my life of a D.U.I. accident that almost took my life, I don't think anyone should get off for it. However, as a member of the C.P.D. we have been under so much pressure as I am sure this copper has been, it's understandable that he would have too much to drink. Some of these civies have no idea what the bad publicity has done to the majority of us, it's astounding. I would suggest to them this, when the liberals that all of you civilians have supported have stopped our ability to successfully do our jobs prepare to be over-run by every criminal out there!! NUFF SAID!!

12/26/2007 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/26/2007 06:50:00 PM

No bashing here! It's nice to hear an "outsiders" view of the CPD. Because the public here in Chicago has been tainted by our police-bashing media, it's nice to hear an opinion from someone who can think for themselves. Good luck in your pursuit of a law enforcement career. I came on the CPD in 1986 & have had a GREAT time 99.9% of the time. You'll NEVER meet a better group of people, and contrary to the public's perception, a huge majority of the Police Officers in Chicago love the job and are out there every day & night making a difference.
BE SAFE!

12/26/2007 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This all started with the asshole abbate video since then anything we do will be spread like wildfire in the papers and in the whores media's nonsense and bullshit! thanks abbate you pussy for all this wildfire you pussy!

12/26/2007 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay attention to what the columnist post said. These police blogs give the public an insight into what goes on in a cops head. The immature stupid vicious comments allowed on this blog validate our reputation.

12/26/2007 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reply to:
As a CPD spouse I read with disbelief the "wife beater" comment! Do these people have any idea of the type of women you guys marry? As though any of us would stick around to be beaten? We married you because you're brave, you're good with kids and dogs, and we lie awake at night hoping you'll come home to us.

12/26/2007 08:32:00 PM

Thank you. Thats nice to hear. It truely does take a special type of woman to be married to a Policeman.

12/26/2007 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares. To all you that say that makes us look bad this makes us look bad. Who cares. The people that like the police will always like the police. The people that dont dont. We are not in this as a popularity contest. People dont like cops deal with it or you are in the wrong profession.

12/26/2007 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plrase - if you have a ptoblem, call the EAP. (312)747-`1371. Caldoron, Morrison and Reily saved my live and my family. Please call!

12/26/2007 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The officer involved in the accident has been through some hard times lately. Death of family members. Though this is no excuse, it obviously had an effect on him. He is a good officer and nice person who made a poor decision.
Hopefully he will fully recover.

Excessive alcohol consumtion is nothing new to the CPD. Nobody will ever understand why unless you were or are a cop. This is no excuse. It is just fact. When you walk the line day in and day out it takes it toll. Alcohol helps.

12/26/2007 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
12/26/2007 04:10:00 AM

You are not a cop.

One, the seatbelt check point is the PC.
___________________________________
Not that I have a problem with searching any jagoff's car but...... uninformed goofs like you spouting off in public is a big problem on this job. A seatbelt violation in and of itself is not PC to search someone's vehicle. Learn the law, its part of your job and will save you embarassment, money and headache in he long run.

12/26/2007 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://moreoldfortyfives.com/TakeMeBackToTheSixties.htm

(OT) Watch this video simple times!

12/26/2007 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Count me in with the citizens on this SCC...

***************

You can't be a cop, or you are black.

12/26/2007 05:56:00 PM

This is exactly why citizens, medias, activists and reverends are always trying to crawl up our collective asses, because of stupid ass remarks like this one
you must be White...

12/26/2007 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because someone works in MAIU he should have known better........

Kiss my ass you suck hole. I guess you never went through a stop or ever sped while you were driving.... you must be perfect and thats why your in a district.
I also guess that you never got a free meal at McDonalds or Burger King either. Because you are perfect. I guess you might have had a drink but waited 8 hours for it to get out of your system because your perfect.

Everyone fucks up. From the President to the Mayor, to you and your kids. Nobody is perfect.

Just because someone works in MAIU are they supposed to be an angel..... well your the POLICE too
why do you drink, why do take free food, why do take a lunch longer than 30 mins, why do you blow off jobs, why do you speed, Answer that you pompous ASSHOLE!

So everyone that thinks were perfect, I have to words for you....

FUCK YOU


And God Bless JC

12/26/2007 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*****OFF TOPIC*****

WHAT's THE STORY?

Metra Sgt came on the air on Zone 4 asking for a supervisor. Seems that somebody who was a police officer refused to give his License when pulled over. BT 120 responded to the scene, but nothing was said over the radio after that? Happened around the Ryan and 39th St.

Car 100 even came in the air to make sure that a sgt was being dispatched to the scene.

What happened??? Another example of "we are our own worst enemy"!

12/26/2007 07:51:00 PM

Complete bullshit buddy!! 39th and the ryan IS NOT zone 4 (1 & 18) therefore they would have sent a zone 5 (2/21) or zone 13 (9/12) sgt. Please know your bounderies before you try to stir up shit with rumors.

12/26/2007 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good with kids and dogs,huh? I married mine for the pension and the single life since he is never around!

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I love the Jeff Park Hags.

12/27/2007 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With 15 years on the job I expected more, but it just goes to show you what you know. You sound like an ASS! Actually you sound like a P.P.O.
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Don't insult me.

I know a lot of PPO that won't write coppers, but have heard about a lot of rats in blue that will.

12/27/2007 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous dwlawson said...

It is unfortunate that the police are caught in the crossfire. The left is turning Chicago, Cook, and Illinois into a police state and people aren't happy. As the enforcers, the police are unfairly targeted with the anger.

12/27/2007 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are not a cop.

One, the seatbelt check point is the PC.
___________________________________
Not that I have a problem with searching any jagoff's car but...... uninformed goofs like you spouting off in public is a big problem on this job. A seatbelt violation in and of itself is not PC to search someone's vehicle. Learn the law, its part of your job and will save you embarassment, money and headache in he long run.

12/26/2007 11:22:00 PM

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Wrong, the PC comes from CPD mgt. Its an order to sit on the street and and pull over cars for belts, then that allows the police to have a small dialoge and request a license and insurance from the driver, and take a visual of the interior of the car in plain view and smell for drugs or booze.

I did not imply that you just toss the car for no reason.

12/27/2007 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The plain fact is, we deserve the bad reputation we have. When was the last time any type of peer presure stopped a cop from doing something wrong? When was the last time a tact Sgt. stopped one of his team from flushing his career down the toilet? And when we stop a drunken cop who among you has the guts to actualy hold that person accountable for his DUI?

A cop is considered a good guy if he always looks the other way at police misbehaviour. That's why we are so hated and despised. We hold citizens to a high standard, if they don't know anybody, but we can get away with anything.

I will retire soon, you young officers will have to learn that we can't do the stuff we arest people for. Plain and simple. Respect is earned, you don't get it just by pinning a piece of tin on your chest.

12/26/2007 08:51:00 PM

I didnt wanna post the whole drabble so i sectioned off the last end so he'll know this is for him........Go and retire already you miserable fuck. Were you lecturing people when you were accepting bond money "on scene" for a traffic violation? Or how many times have you "forgot" to return the dead piece of shit's wallet when you transported him to the funeral home, ooops I'm sorry, the morgue. You remember the 70's right? people should have respect for the police for just wearing a badge.....why??? Because we are the police and its the right thing to do. The problem is we are in a city that deflects all its negativity towrds the police and away from the arrogant politians and clout heavy arrogant fucks. Plain and simple.....There is in any job, any profession for any and every company always gonna be people who are fuck ups. So explain to me why every dam time somebody steps on their dick the media...the play rev's....and our lovely city government makes it look like we are all just a bunch of theiving drunk out of control hoodlums? ITS WRONG PERIOD.
Dont label me and my fellow officers that way oldtimer, dont even try, cause you have gotten away with more shit than you would like to believe. I'm proud to be the police and if one of my fellow brothers needs me then I'll be there for him and her. We are the only ones who have each others backs along with our families. Why does the media cover for its own? why does the church? alderman? mayor? and so on and so on and so on....because they do! Does this mean I condone dirty police? Hell no!!!! But I will not let the dirty public, dirty politians and the dirty rev's continue to drag the good deeds and good names of alot of Police officers because of a mistake or lapse in judgement or the actions of some out of line police. Everyone makes mistakes pal. We knew when we raised our right hand and swore to an oath to uphold the law, but enough of the goddam target pratice on the chicago police by this liberal puke city. How dare you say we deserve this! There are thousands of acts of courage, kindness and bravery that no one will ever see or be made aware of....so to say that you never hear of any is just plain stupid!!!!!!! No one holds citizens to a high standard, the law wont allow it. You see it in court every dam day! Cook county has to be the only place in the country where you can be convicted of 1st dgree murder, sentenced to 20 years, actually do 5 and go right back on the street and commit more felonies and only get a year or two. Where as if you are the police and you have NEVER BEEN ARRESTED IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE LET ALONE A RECEIVING A TRAFFIC TICKET and you DUI killing someone because of a very bad lapse in judgement and just plain stupidity you get 15years and have to serve the whole term. Or lets not even talk about the Mette case where he was DEFENDING HIMSELF. Any mutt on the street has his case thrown out 10seconds flat when he hits the bench for a battery but oooooh no, not CPD. Yep I understand we are held to a higher standard but I also believe whats good for the goose is good for the gander and the gander needs to be put in check!!!!! You cowards wanna bash the police, your own fellow officers and drive our name in the ground along with the other pukes in this city?????? Im not gonna do it! So go and retire oldtimer, you put your 27 years in, good for you! Enjoy it, now leave you comments for the other oldtimers in AZ or FL cause they have no business or merit here.

12/27/2007 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was just wondering where all these guys I hear in the districts were for tryouts......200 out of we will say 11,000. Not very many if you ask me. What ................................................................OH, YOU MUST HAVE MISSED THE MEMO; NO ONE IN THIS DEPARTMENT GIVES A SHIT ANYMORE...

12/27/2007 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police deaths highest since 1989

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071227/ap_on_re_us/police_deaths

12/27/2007 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF YOU DIDNT KNOW JEFF FORT WAS A CRIMINAL YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE! IF YOU KNEW JERRY FINNIGAN WAS A CRIMINAL EVERYONE ELSE WHO KNEW HIM THOUGHT YOU WERE THE ASSHOLE BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T
EITHER WAY I GUESS YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE!

12/27/2007 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was just wondering where all these guys I hear in the districts were for tryouts......200 out of we will say 11,000. Not very many if you ask me. What happened to all those who talk the talk about us SWAT guys not doing anything special and having the same quals as the avergae P.O. justa phone call? What happened to all those who say open it up to the whole city and you will get a flood of "more qualified P.O.'s? They even dropped the requirements for this first test. Was just curious where they all were? According to the numbers I will even give adjustment for error only 20% could talk the talk and walk the walk. Something should be said for that.

That is all SCC would love to hear people's take hope I am not being too selfish.
Thank you SCC
Still proud to be CPD
another "phone call" Swatguy

It's probably because nobody cares anymore, why go out of your way? I know plenty of people who decided to take a pass on SWAT, why give this dept all of your time and energy anymore? do what you must and no more...

12/27/2007 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that I have a problem with searching any jagoff's car but...... uninformed goofs like you spouting off in public is a big problem on this job. A seatbelt violation in and of itself is not PC to search someone's vehicle. Learn the law, its part of your job and will save you embarassment, money and headache in he long run.

Did it ever occur to you that maybe the driver or passenger might have been moving around and caused the officer to remove them for safety and then do a cursory search? all perfectly legal, maybe you should learn the law and save yourself from sounding stupid as well.

12/27/2007 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Just because someone works in MAIU he should have known better........

Kiss my ass you suck hole. I guess you never went through a stop or ever sped while you were driving.... you must be perfect and thats why your in a district.
I also guess that you never got a free meal at McDonalds or Burger King either. Because you are perfect. I guess you might have had a drink but waited 8 hours for it to get out of your system because your perfect.

Everyone fucks up. From the President to the Mayor, to you and your kids. Nobody is perfect.

Just because someone works in MAIU are they supposed to be an angel..... well your the POLICE too
why do you drink, why do take free food, why do take a lunch longer than 30 mins, why do you blow off jobs, why do you speed, Answer that you pompous ASSHOLE!

So everyone that thinks were perfect, I have to words for you....

FUCK YOU"

THANK YOU 12/26/2007 11:40:00 PM. MOST OF THESE COLLEGE EDUCATED COWARDS WOULD NOT HAVE A CLUE OR THE BACKBONE TO BE WHAT HAS MADE CPD PREVIOUS TOO CAPS, TRR'S, CAMERAS, CONTACT CARDS, GPS, PLASTIC FLASHLIGHTS, EVENT NUMBERS, WOLF PACK MISSIONS, DISPERSALS, THE DOC, PRISONER PROPERTY INVENTORY, X AMOUNT OF CR'S=NO UNIT, AND ALL THE OTHER BULLSHIT THAT HAS COME WITH THIS NEW DEPARTMENT. CPD IS GETTING RAN INTO THE GROUND.

12/27/2007 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the light of all the shit that has been happening the last couple years,i dont expect anything less from the public...to the person who wrote in that his buddy got treated like shit on a seat belt mission...there are alot of officers that cant or refuse to distinguish betweeen different citizens,it is a shame to treat everybody like a shithead,just imagine if its your own family member.

12/27/2007 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/26/2007 01:23:00 PM



I agree fully.....

12/27/2007 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive been a cop for 3 years now. I'm reminded of the total ignorance of the public when my little sister (who lives in 023) complains about "living in the ghetto." 23 aint the best, but it sure isnt the ghetto...by far. Everyone always asks cops about stories. "Tell us a story!" Well, when you tell them about the guy who got shot in the chest, the guy who got decapitated in an accident, the 4 kids in an accident with a semi who will never walk again for the rest of their lives because mom was in a hurry and ran a red light, or the guy who laid in his own home and died by choking on his own regurgitated feces thanks to a bowel obstruction...all of a sudden no one wants to know the story anymore. Sometimes I wonder how I'll make it another 22 years in this job. People who say "why was that officer drinking?" well, Im not condoning it by any means and its unfortunate he got hurt and hurt someone else, but Im no angel and Im not about to pretend that I havent done that same thing in the past and neither should anyone else...cop or not. This can be the loneliest profession there is and as humans someitmes we give in to negative urges. Everypone wants to know a cop, but no one really wants to KNOW a cop. My prayers are with him, I dont know him at all, but yet he is my brother.

12/27/2007 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the copper/alleged desk Sgt. from 022....

When I call the desk and tell you I need help from the police, never and I mean never,put me through to a 911 dispatcher.

You sir are what is really the problem on this job, not the media.

The coppers who responded were professional and cared. If you read this site and you know who I am, your an embarrassement.

I would not do that to you.

12/27/2007 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jesse white received a moving violation on xmas eve for turning on red from a Detail Unit Officer. Said he didn't know who he was. I guess we don't give breaks.

12/27/2007 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whta the heck, is that all people could bring up is "Finnegan. Get over Ok, so hes rotten and will get his and so will his cronies, byt these scandals will always happens when you have over 13000 officers and poor screening and standards in hiring. It has happened before and it will happen again. But it is not indicative of the whole department. Other organizations have far worse scandals than we, we are just the flavor of the moment.

12/27/2007 05:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing in all CAPS. Also the term is breaks, not BRAKES. Go to the suburban cop blog if that is still around.

12/26/2007 10:03:00 PM

This is why people hate us. Why do you think outside agencies arent worthy to read this blog? Any cop is a brother of ours and should know what goes on around him. I want to know what is going on in our surrounding subs. You probably feel the same about the district you work in, dont want another district cop in there working or cherry picking. Get off your high horse.

12/27/2007 05:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o.k. each month compile the stats on d.u.i. by profession.
i think that would put this in perspective.

12/26/2007 01:04:00 AM

Not necessarily. Addiction crosses all lines. Happens in every field and profession. DUI becomes a habit, period.

12/27/2007 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I hope that policeman is okay!!! Again if he was a carpenter or plumber or worked at the dollar store we would never read about this!! God Bless our police & fireman,nurses & doctors..remember to take care of each other!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

12/26/2007 10:23:00 PM

Your right if you were in any otehr job the paper would not print it! We have been under fire in the media for some time, we are an easy target for the liberal press and always will be! So back each other up, and if your drinking like others said take a cab, call your partners, call the nearest district and have a car sent to help out, please don't get jammed up or worse yet hurt of kill yourself or some innocent person!

12/27/2007 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous dear mr swat man said...

to: 12/26/2007 09:41:00 PM

I was one of the applicants... that is until I read everything, realized you get paid exactly the same I do, and I'd have to spend an extra $2,500.00 to become "super elite special ops SWAT guy"...

Keep it.

12/27/2007 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Drew said...

to 11:58, you are a little kid. You forgot to add you will hold your breath too. You do what they do and generalize that all are bad and maybe do not like you. You let them get right in your head. What do you have? I guess two years on. Problems coming for you. Lighten up Francis!!!

12/27/2007 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Keesing Bandit says---

I miss Adam-12.

"Respond to a four-five-nine-fight group, with chains and knives".

Real men. I think I have the vapors.

Now, kees me you fool!!!

12/27/2007 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This all started with the asshole abbate video since then anything we do will be spread like wildfire in the papers and in the whores media's nonsense and bullshit! thanks abbate you pussy for all this wildfire you pussy!

12/26/2007 10:38:00 PM"

Of Course, the Sgt. Breimon video of him on duty sexually assaulting a woman & Sgt. Harmon convicted of an on-duty Agg.-Sexual Assault those were just supervisory indiscretions?
That's what you're saying right Asshole?

12/27/2007 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're mad because someone is judging you but its a two way street and you all judge everytime you shoot a minority that you think may have a weapon.How can you be offended by the comments?

12/26/2007 09:56:00 AM

Dear Assbag,

Please do not attempt with your silly logic to compare something like an accident caused by someone who is DUI to a split second, life or death decision that involves the lives of you, the public, your fellow officers and the bad guy. You HAVE NO IDEA the weight that decision has on officers put in that position. Go take your bashing elsewhere or at the very least conjure up something that has some hint of rational thought.

12/27/2007 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you. Thats nice to hear. It truely does take a special type of woman to be married to a Policeman.

12/26/2007 11:01:00 PM......Don't pay attention to her,she's just punchy.

12/27/2007 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One obvious difference is Finnegan worked for a living and paid taxes.

12/26/2007 09:55:00 PM
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Finnegan and Fort were doing the same "work", more or less.

Tell me, how much taxes Finnegan payed on what he STOLE?

12/27/2007 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatchewtalkinboutwillis? said...
Anonymous said...
As a CPD spouse I read with disbelief the "wife beater" comment! Do these people have any idea of the type of women you guys marry? As though any of us would stick around to be beaten? We married you because you're brave, you're good with kids and dogs, and we lie awake at night hoping you'll come home to us.

12/26/2007 08:32:00 PM

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Good with kids and dogs,huh? I married mine for the pension and the single life since he is never around!

12/26/2007 09:12:00 PM

You married someone for their PENSION? And you're admitting it?? Good God. No wonder he chooses not to hang out with you, that's really pathetic.

12/27/2007 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plain and simple. Respect is earned, you don't get it just by pinning a piece of tin on your chest.

12/26/2007 08:51:00 PM

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

If officers want to be NOT under the microscope,stop doing stupid shit and drop the scum bag sense of entitlement.

12/27/2007 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"All you cry baby asshats. If you are so worried about 1 out of 13,000 coppers making you look bad"

Its more like 9K officers,CPD is WAY undermanned.

12/27/2007 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This all started with the asshole abbate video since then anything we do will be spread like wildfire in the papers and in the whores media's nonsense and bullshit! thanks abbate you pussy for all this wildfire you pussy!

12/26/2007 10:38:00 PM

CPD and Suburban officers.Technology is growing rapidy and for you GED types that means your days of specialness is coming to an end.

Cameras are cheaper and better,and of course more prevalent.GPS is being put into everything.

Just enjoy your Irish welfare job and stop being being such imature babies.

12/27/2007 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They believe all the hype at the drop of a store-front preacher's hat .... no we are not angels ... but the CPD is as good, or better than at any point in history ... now all the dirty laundy ... ALL OF IT ....is exposed ....

12/27/2007 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
One obvious difference is Finnegan worked for a living and paid taxes.

12/26/2007 09:55:00 PM
=====================================
Finnegan and Fort were doing the same "work", more or less.

Tell me, how much taxes Finnegan payed on what he STOLE?

12/27/2007 08:26:00 AM
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Nothing. But now the taxpayers will pay more for him to go to jail and it won't be Jeff Fort types paying the taxes on that. True Dat!

12/27/2007 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The argument is that we lead by example. We have 11,000 people of course were going to have our share of idiots. If you have 11,000 judges, states attourneys, alderman etc they will also have f@ck ups. They still do with their lower numbers.....however were he only ones held to a higher standard.

Shouldnt Daley be held to a higher standard fo his shnanigans with his son?

That said everyone knows the political climate and if your on the job youve got to be an idiot to drink and drive because you know whats going to happen if you get caught.

12/27/2007 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
In explanation for the suburban attitude about the police. I lived in the Burbs until I got on CPD. The cops in the burbs are some real chickenshit ticket writers. I've been to training classes with suburban cops since I became the police and the ticket quotas they claim they must satisfy are unreal; 8-10 hazardous movers per man per shift, in towns with perhaps 50 thousand citizens. The likelihood of a decent person getting the shaft is very high. My dad, Korean war vet, never even a parking ticket etc, got a mover for snow on his license plate while going to church early on a Sunday morning. He dropped my name, etc, to no avail. Mundelein hammered him. Mind you, I don't blame the suburban street cops, most are good guys, but they are under intense pressure to come in with tickets (read money). This though is why average suburban citizens have a big distaste for the police.

12/26/2007 05:44:00 PM

BINGO!!!Thankyou for posting the truth.Quotas=piss poor police work.

12/26/2007 08:34:00 PM

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As a suberban cop who lives in the city I get parkers from city coppers for bull shit reasons (having the rear bumber of my car extenting into the tow zone at the corner of the block I live on sucks, the copper doesnt even run my plate to show that I live on the block and that my name is clear.
My dept has quotas for movers and parkers. Most of our movers are taken care of with accidents, suspended/revoked DLs, and P.C. to get dope. For our parkers we drive by parolees, sex offernder, and general shit heads to make sure their regestraion and city sickers are all up to date.
Quotas do suck for police, because you will always have that number in the back of your head. Some officers love to ticket regular citizens and some depts have outrageous quotas for tickets and even DUI quotas.
Traffic and Parking tickets are all part of being a cop. but when we are evaluated on our monthly totals it sucks.

12/27/2007 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are our own worst enemies. If your in an accident and your drunk and you kill someone being a cop YOU WILL GO TO JAIL FOR THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE.

The only a$$hole is yourself, not the PO you think should face suspension for your stup!d a$$, not the Sgt. who you think should risk his kids financial security for you, and not the W/C who you think should have risked everything to save you from yourself.

12/27/2007 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Plain and simple. Respect is earned, you don't get it just by pinning a piece of tin on your chest.

12/26/2007 08:51:00 PM

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

If officers want to be NOT under the microscope,stop doing stupid shit and drop the scum bag sense of entitlement.

12/27/2007 09:56:00 AM

Here is what YOU are entitled to....a great big FUCK YOU! You respect the police because its the right thing to do....I dont have to earn anything from any Joe citizen....they have to earn my trust for my safety. Then the respect shall follow. If you wanna treat every Officer as J.F. or Abatte then you are gonna get a rude awakining. And you strokes wonder why the police are so miserable. Tell me this then....how do you earn respect with the current condition of the media, politians and the public? When the crap they broadcast over the news and papers is only of a small small percentage they are the ones who make it seem as though we're nothing but what they say. When in fact, it could be farther from the truth. I'll tell you how to earn respect from your fellow officers....work in a fast district, make arrests, listen to guys with time on the job, dont whine, always back each otherup and just be yourself. If you try to hard to fit in, you wont. Now how do you get respect from the public?.........you never will because people do not like authority and they do not like being told what they can and cannot do. The only people I care about getting respect from is my fellow officers. You say its arrogance or a scumbag sense of entitlement.....I say your an asshole and a slimey fuck.

12/27/2007 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong, the PC comes from CPD mgt

No, the PC comes from the state statute requiring seat belt compliance, everything else comes after that, quit blaming mgmt for everything.

12/27/2007 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just enjoy your Irish welfare job and stop being being such imature babies

Remember that the next time you are the victim of a crime or need help, handle it yourself, don't call the Irish welfare workers.

12/27/2007 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're mad because someone is judging you but its a two way street and you all judge everytime you shoot a minority that you think may have a weapon.How can you be offended by the comments?


TROLL

12/27/2007 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everypone wants to know a cop, but no one really wants to KNOW a cop

This might be one of the best comments every written on here....

12/27/2007 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jesse white received a moving violation on xmas eve for turning on red from a Detail Unit Officer. Said he didn't know who he was. I guess we don't give breaks.

Since when does the detail unit sign out a ticket book let alone use it......

12/27/2007 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12/27/2007 02:30:00 AM

I don't have enough hair to put gel in it so I can't be on SWAT, plus I don't want to be an elitist asshole.

12/27/2007 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SWAT guy, apparently nobody wants to be in your crappy unit! Go reapply your hair gel!

12/27/2007 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD and Suburban officers.Technology is growing rapidy and for you GED types that means your days of specialness is coming to an end.

Cameras are cheaper and better,and of course more prevalent.GPS is being put into everything.

Just enjoy your Irish welfare job and stop being being such imature babies.

12/27/2007 10:06:00 AM


I am a suburban dispatcher. What I have seen in my 12 years experience is that the GOOD cops are the ones with no degree. Last time I checked there is no class in common sense,unselfishness,and courtesy. I am not saying all of the cops with a degree are the same as you, however for the most part I really don't see how a masters degree or any degree for that matter can prepare you for the moment of shoot or be shot. Good policing skills come from many areas not just from a degree. Perhaps the arrogance you spread because you have a degree is what creates the anomosity with the so called GED officers you speak of. Maybe if your degree was not the quality you most brag about you would have more friens and better relationship with your co-workers. I ofter laugh everytime one of these degree officers comes and asks me, THE STUPID DISPATCHER how to classify a call. Have fun proofreading and correcting my post. Just remember I am not claiming to be something I am not. I am comfortable with who I am bad spelling,grammar and all. Common sense is the key to success in this field, arrogance is key to bitterness.

12/27/2007 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not imply that you just toss the car for no reason.

12/27/2007 12:26:00 AM

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Yeah you did. By the way PC comes from state statutes not CPD management. I believe your old job at Mc Donald's is still available.

12/27/2007 04:37:00 PM  

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