Monday, March 31, 2008

Friday Sun Times Editorial

We figured we'd address this first thing Monday morning as it's a higher traffic day rather than burying it all weekend. The Sun Times wrote an editorial, taking the police to task for daring to be overweight. A sampling:
  • Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis isn't the bad guy: It only makes sense to demand that police officers stay in shape -- for their sake and ours. Cops must climb up and down stairs. They must run. They must use physical force.
  • The sight of a chubby cop doesn't do much to engender public confidence. It's hard to imagine that cop lumbering up the stairs in a three-flat to end a domestic squabble or hopping a fence in an alley in pursuit of a thief.
  • The FOP also would like the city to install kitchens with stoves and refrigerators in police stations, so that officers can prepare healthy meals. But cops need to be on the street, not playing Charlie Trotter back at the station, and fattening fast food is hardly the only restaurant option open to them. Many restaurants, happy to have the protective presence of a police officer, offer discounts. And there is always the brown-bag lunch.
Well, as the Sun Times employs a restaurant critic or two, we'd request the following:
  • Within the geographic boundaries of the following districts, find at least three restaurants that serve a decent, heart healthy, reasonable priced (as discounts will be hard to come by if everyone eats there) meals that can be driven to, parked at, seated, ordered, cooked, served and eaten within a 30 minute time frame (and these MUST be 24 hour joints as the Department runs three shifts):
    • 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 011, 015, 025.
Keep in mind, you get caught holding yourself down on a job to travel to these restaurants, that's a violation.

You run over 30 minutes and get caught, that's a violation.

You get caught congregating (remember, there aren't that many healthy restaurants to go to), that's a violation.

If you park in a bus stop or on a hydrant to try to squeeze in that 30 minutes lunch and you get caught, that's a violation.

For our civilian readers, three violations (or SPARs) in a twelve month period is a day off without pay. Five violations is three days off. And these violations can be for uniform discrepancies, tardiness, missing court, or any of almost 30 infractions during the course of a year - you see why cops are loathe to risk getting one for a lunch break?

Remember also, money spent on lunches by reporters and business people are tax deductible if they talk shop - not so with cops. Although not obligated to listen to the radio, if a citizen approaches you for police service, you are required to perform your job. And unless the Department is giving out SUV's to everyone, where are we and our partners supposed to carry the coolers with our "brown bag" lunches so they don't spoil?

That Bella suggestion for refrigerators in the Districts is looking better and better, but we're sure no one will want to give us travel time to the station to pick up the brown bag.

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83 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This job looks better and better!! Retired

3/30/2008 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100% I brown bag and it is a huge pain in the ass. I have no where to eat lunch... either it is amongst the shithead prisoners (that some ass bitch co worker will certainly let smoke a cigarette eventhough Im trying to eat and these low lives gave them the right day of week so fuck everyone else) bottom line is we are going to get fucked so everyone needs to stop working no traffic tickets (never happen, thanks lapoint/walters) no parkers (thanks 018 019 016 3rd watch management) and start fucking the city back... if we do not act as a union, we shouldnt have a union... fuck it this place is the WORST I WANT OUT

3/30/2008 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I just posted a comment in the previous post which if my comments get posted it is exactly what the new post/topic is conveying. Fucking Echo!

WELL SAID!

3/30/2008 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried body-building during my patrol career.
Working different body parts thruout the week, then going in on
4-12s to fight crime. I was always hungry,and when I needed to eat, I'd have to make an arrest or some other incident which screwed everything up.This is why you dont see many POs w/great builds in patrol.
Patrol is the hardest job in policing when its done right.
You assholes that are running this
circus got it all wrong.Patrol should be the highest paid job in law enforcement and everyone should take a pay cut to go do something else.

3/30/2008 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy to have the protective presence of a police officer, offer discounts

HAHAHAHAAH I have not seen a discount at a joint in YEARS.

3/30/2008 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Bella suggestion for refrigerators in the Districts is looking better and better, but we're sure no one will want to give us travel time to the station to pick up the brown bag.



Again, Logic and the Media collide. Media losing badly.

If only this wassn't a not so veiled attempt by King Daley fighting our contract in the media MAYBE meaningful advances could be made.....

3/31/2008 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to take away from our healthy eating forum. BUT, as a police officer we can now write off on our taxes $12.00 a day for meals because we are considered always on-duty even during lunch. OR you can save every lunch receipt for a year and then write that off accordingly. A couple of out of state troopers took this issue to IRS tax court and WON! $12.00 a day when working, standard deduction. Probably on court days too, if you want to stretch it. Check with qualified accountant. I have written this off for myself and spouse for the last 2 years.

Back to healthy eating and working out. How about giving us the fireman's schedule??? You would need less police then!!!!
Or save money and get rid of there 16 hours of down time! Fire fighting isn't what it used to be! New building technology, sprinklers, extinquishers they haven't had but a handful of BAD fires in years!!! EXCEPT FOR THE DEBACLE DOWNTOWN WHICH TOOK ALL OF 6 HOURS TO CONTAIN!!! WHILE 50 COPPERS BLOCKED STREETS AND HELPED AS WE COULD!@!!MORE MGT INEPTITUDE, THEY ARE PLAQUED BY THE MERIT PROMOTION PROCESS AS WELL!!!

3/31/2008 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eat Pizza Puffs!!!

They have a portion of each of the food groups.

Cheese = Dairy
Pizza sauce(tomato)= Veggies(Fruit)
Sausage = Meat
Outside dough = Breads/grain.

It's perfect. Microwavable, deep fried in healthy oils, or baked.

Yay Peeksa poofs!!!! Got any double pump cheese?

3/31/2008 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I watch TJ Hooker on METV channel 23 and I was wondering, Is that what JFed been watching? Does he want you guys to have fitted shirts like Tj and his partner does? Maybe he really wants to work in California and is trying his ideas out on you guys.

3/31/2008 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh hell no!! 015 dist. thats easy I eat there alot... JJ scrimps are good eats.

3/31/2008 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg Bella. He is not smurf...

3/31/2008 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is not the first time that the fitness of the department has been brought to task. the real problem is that our fearless leader decided to play up to the press instead of dealing with this at the bargaining table. you want me to be in shape, no problem. give me a nice fat raise so i can quit my two side gigs and i will have plenty of time to work out.

3/31/2008 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should just issue MREs.Daley and his cronies could feed off yet another scam.

3/31/2008 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Work Midnights In One Of The Largest Southside Districts And I would Love To Eat At A Place That Served Healthy Food, But Nothing Is Ever Open! My Only Choices Are Burger King Or White Castle And On Occassion We Have A Mexican Joint That Is Open 24hrs Only On Friday And Saturday, Other Than That There's Nothing! Who The Hell Are You To Tell Me To Brown Bag It! Last Time I Checked I lived In The U.S.A. Not Communist Russia Were They Tell Me When And Where To Eat, Sleep, Shit And Piss! So Dont Bitch At Me When The Local Economy Goes To Shit And The Unemployment Rate Keeps Going Up Because Mom And Pop's Restaurant Doesn't Get Any Business And Cannot Afford To Stay Open. All These Mom And Pop Places Are What Keep This City Running! Sun-Times: Kiss My Ass!!!

3/31/2008 03:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You find me a place to eat on midnites in 003 that passes the minimum health standards of a 3rd world country and then i'll listen....

3/31/2008 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I USED TO LOVE MY JOB, NOW I CAN'T DO MY JOB. This liberal, democratically run City will be the next Detroit/Atlanta. That will be your legacy Mr. Mayor.

3/31/2008 04:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont think anyone in 022 gives a shit about getting caught congregating. You could hold check off roll call at the 7/11 (formerly White Hen) at 103rd and Maplewood.

3/31/2008 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not forget the 30 min. lunch is UNPAID!!!!! Considering we get bothered the majority of the time we sit down w/ a citizen with one of those stupid questions!!!!

3/31/2008 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a 1 hr. PAID lunch such as the ISP have???

3/31/2008 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys should go to Subway. It is cheap, there is one on every street, and it did wonder for that Jared guy.

He just shed the pounds when he started eating that all the time.

No need to play Charlie Trotter at the station, fellas.

3/31/2008 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 022, there is not one restaurant open 24 hours, other than fast food. I doubt if there is one in 002, either...

3/31/2008 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, did someone write that response for you? It actually made sense. Plus hey J_FED, go to the 011 district. I do not work there, but days, (2nd) watch beat coppers are being denied lunch almost every day beacause they are in a wrap. 13,500 MMMMMMMMMMMMMM My ASS

3/31/2008 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather have a "chubby cop", who can hold HIS own,standing next to me on the third floor of a fucked up domestic than a 4'11" 98lb female who's afraid of her own shadow and is good at running her mouth off enough to cause a mother fucker twice my size to pick her up and beat me over the top of my head with her.....SIZE MATTERS.SO DOES BALLS.

3/31/2008 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After buying your uniforms at the Duff Uniform Store you will be forced to eat at Duff's Healthy Eating. It's all part of the ploy to help out the poor Duff (crime) family.

3/31/2008 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patrol........its sucks and we work hard, however, lets be serious, 20 % of the people do 90% of the work.

3/31/2008 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Work Midnights In One Of The Largest Southside Districts And I would Love To Eat At A Place That Served Healthy Food, But Nothing Is Ever Open! My Only Choices Are Burger King Or White Castle And On Occassion We Have A Mexican Joint That Is Open 24hrs Only On Friday And Saturday, Other Than That There's Nothing! Who The Hell Are You To Tell Me To Brown Bag It! Last Time I Checked I lived In The U.S.A. Not Communist Russia Were They Tell Me When And Where To Eat, Sleep, Shit And Piss! So Dont Bitch At Me When The Local Economy Goes To Shit And The Unemployment Rate Keeps Going Up Because Mom And Pop's Restaurant Doesn't Get Any Business And Cannot Afford To Stay Open. All These Mom And Pop Places Are What Keep This City Running! Sun-Times: Kiss My Ass!!!

3/31/2008 03:39:00 AM

How hard was it typing that capitalizing every first letter of every word?

3/31/2008 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

midnights, anywhere, there is no place to eat.

3/31/2008 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How abot sending SCC a couple of pictures of squad cars. Then the public could see what rat traps we drive in. And they want us to brown bag and eat in a discusting filthy squad car?

Lets bring the fight to them.

3/31/2008 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if we do not act as a union, we shouldnt have a union... fuck it this place is the WORST I WANT OUT

WE DONT HAVE A UNION...FOP IS NOT A UNION.

3/31/2008 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in my district there are at least FOUR great food joints. Harold's chicken #8, Harold's chicken #22, Harold's chicken #25, and Harold's chicken #33 1/3

i'm eating great! now if i can just get my 3 inch fake nails to type on the computer at the desk without breaking i would be all set.

3/31/2008 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Heart attack special said...

if we start broadcasting, they'll get ruined by outside folks coming in deep. it'll get burned out fast. The only places healthy to eat in those districts are where they serve a decent fruit plate or salad. Any overnight spot is your typical greasy spoon, unkept and unhealthy. The Supt. was folks to stay in shape? Get us a decent meal 24/7 and give us an hour to eat it. instead of ordering and waiting (15-20 min) and scarfing it down in 10 minutes. you want to talk about unhealthy? trying to eat and digest a little within a 1/2 hour is unhealthy, especioally with that Big Bird trying to bust anyone at 31 minutes. GET HIM IN SHAPE. start at the top and lead by example. Why should a blue shirt be fit and trim and a white shirt be a mammoth. I am going off on a rant. Sorry

3/31/2008 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

write reports when called to a job and ignore everthing else let the city burn. Give the caller there little piece of paper with an rd# take your time writing a little narrative take a personell get some gas write another report go to lunch eat whatever you like. Dont look for anything, I like to do a park check maybe stop by the el station and then go home. screw this city I dont shop here or do anything but work and sleep in chicago. Writereports for everything and let the animals kill each other. I not getting sued anymore and no more crs.

3/31/2008 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 1205 AM. FORGET about the tax deduction. Read the entire case. Those officers were away from home, that is why they are able to deduct their lunch costs. We cannot. But go ahead and try. The costs of the audit, interest and penalties will put you on a cost imposed diet.

3/31/2008 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't the reporters come to the stations and cook for us on all three watches? That would show that they care. I know that they only bring this up because they love us so much.
A nice stir fry or some chicken breast and salad. They could use a Foreman Lean Mean Fat Reducing Grilling Machine. And don't forget the extra virgin olive oil.

3/31/2008 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one cares!

3/31/2008 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just come to the deuce and eat at Blue Sea on 39th. The oil has been in the fryers since the early 80's but dats were da flava come from!

Gimme a fish patty, summa dat sauce, fuck doze greens, more sauce fries and dem hot packets. Yo, were my free pop muthafucka!

3/31/2008 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iN 016, WE HAVE A NICE BIG fRIGE UPSTAIRS WHICH NO ONE USES, EXCEPT A FEW IN THE CO'S OFFICE DOWN THE HALL. THE SMALL ONE ON THE 1ST FLOOR BEHIND THE DESK IS USED BY ALL WATCHES. CAN'T GET THE BIG ONE DOWNSTAIRS CUZ THE ASSHOLE DISTRICT MANAGER WON'T DO IT. EVEN HAD THE NERVE TO TELL OFFICERS THAT WORK THE DESK, "IF YOU WANT A NEW ONE BUY IT YOURSELVES." DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO US AT ALL.

3/31/2008 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FRED AND JACK'S IN 006. At least you can watch them make your food....

3/31/2008 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys should go to Subway. It is cheap, there is one on every street, and it did wonder for that Jared guy.

He just shed the pounds when he started eating that all the time.

No need to play Charlie Trotter at the station, fellas.

3/31/2008 06:46:00 AM

yeah well jared was paid a good amount of money to keep his fat ass in shape. You obviuosly never eaten in the south side. If the person that is making your sandwich/food was locked up by you and your partner. would you still come back?

3/31/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not stop at one of the local establishments and bring J-Fed a delicious Pig Ear Sandwich, mmmmmm.

3/31/2008 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever looked at the people working at Subway??? I pulled into one the other day..nothing but M1s working,,,uh no thanks...not everyone likes the poleeses

3/31/2008 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now here's an idea. Have the department issue our lunches. We will get a canteen to put on our gunbelts, (no plastic throw-a-way bottles with the Richie tax.)

When we pick up our radios, we would pick-up a genuine G.I., M.R.E.(Meal Ready to Eat) combat ration. They are complete and even have condiments, drink mixes, wet naps, plastic forks and water activated heaters. I have talked to some of our military reservist friends (God Bless 'em) and some of their favorites are the chicken fajitas, chili-mac and Sloppy Joes. But you have to be really starving to enjoy them. As the old proverb says, hunger is the best sauce.

If the FOP gets this as part of our new contract, Richie will try and skimp on this and we will get World War I surplus hardtack and bullybeef.

3/31/2008 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I had clout I would get one of those roach coaches and fit it with salad crap and have by Uncle Richie give me a contract to feed the police good.

3/31/2008 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Sgt on the Northside explained to me that J-Fed wants some type of rotating shifts so all PO's work every shift! What the fuck!!! This is the 3rd time I have heard this!! Anyone hear/know anything on this?

3/31/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys should go to Subway. It is cheap, there is one on every street, and it did wonder for that Jared guy.
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Subway isn't that cheap. Get a footlong with chips and a drink and you are at about $8.00.

$8.00*6 days/week=$48.00 to eat "good food" from a spot that closes at 9pm. That isn't even late enough for most of the 3rd watch guys to eat.

3/31/2008 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous "j-fed to mini-me" said...

If I can't dazzle them with my brilliance, I'll baffle them with my bullshit.

It's not working.

I've tried wearing the uniform and an exempt shake-up. I've mentioned twelve hours tours, new SUVs, the shape-up crap, handgun uniformity, even lying to them that clout doesn't mean shit anymore. All form; no substance doesn't work with these guys.

Oh, there's plenty of morons, no doubt. But, as a group, they're not as stupid as I thought. They know I'm as phony as a three dollar bill and that Daley calls the shots. Damn it! I must face the fact that I'm in--w-a-a-a-a-y over my head. What was I thinking when I took this fuckin' job anyway?

And I thought DENIAL was just a river in Egypt...

3/31/2008 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Rolled Toilet Paper Batman!!!

We don't negotiate with the Media regarding our contract. Don't even waste the electronic space on labor issues.

Your right J-Fed talks about shit of no particular importance unexcept for the mayor's issues. J-Fed makes them his own. Long before J-Fed started the mayor started with his bullshit push on fitness (not J-Fed) thats why I know that J-Fed is full of shit.

Well what are you going to do when the Media climbs up your ass about the crime rate? It will be too late then. Better solve the contract and promotional process before Summer. If you make us look bad we will return the favor motherfucker!

3/31/2008 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous camel toe said...

Anonymous said...
Hey I watch TJ Hooker on METV channel 23 and I was wondering, Is that what JFed been watching? Does he want you guys to have fitted shirts like Tj and his partner does?


May J-FEd wants us to wear really really tight jeans too.....

3/31/2008 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You guys should go to Subway. It is cheap, there is one on every street, and it did wonder for that Jared guy.

He just shed the pounds when he started eating that all the time.

No need to play Charlie Trotter at the station, fellas.

3/31/2008 06:46:00 AM

Are subways opened 24 hours? Where will the sandwiches be stored on midnights? In those rat squad cars? Maybe if we brown bag lunch, they will take lunch break away. Of course, without lunch breaks, what will inspectors do to justify their existence?

3/31/2008 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in good shape because I watch what I eat, work out and with that I look fantabulous in a thong !

3/31/2008 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iN 016, WE HAVE A NICE BIG fRIGE UPSTAIRS WHICH NO ONE USES, EXCEPT A FEW IN THE CO'S OFFICE DOWN THE HALL. THE SMALL ONE ON THE 1ST FLOOR BEHIND THE DESK IS USED BY ALL WATCHES. CAN'T GET THE BIG ONE DOWNSTAIRS CUZ THE ASSHOLE DISTRICT MANAGER WON'T DO IT. EVEN HAD THE NERVE TO TELL OFFICERS THAT WORK THE DESK, "IF YOU WANT A NEW ONE BUY IT YOURSELVES." DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO US AT ALL.

3/31/2008 10:48:00 AM

Check with your Commander. District Managers are worthless hacks. Ours thinks she runs the district & is just an incompetent ass. They're basically in charge of ordering supplies and supervising the civilians. Hopefully your DC isn't afraid of the District Manager and will agree to this. If not, your Commander really blows!

3/31/2008 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-RETARD; why not just hire a catering company for all 25 dists. 24/7? Maybe we can get the menu like on a cruise ship? Also, this should be covered just like we pay for all the cps "HONOR ROLL STUDENTS" meals.

3/31/2008 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would someone tell me why Jesse Jackass was on the mound with some true heros?

3/31/2008 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone get a bag of bird seed and throw it in the parking lot and watch inspector "big bird" peck away. Obviously he has been eating out of his bird cage.. You LARD A$$

3/31/2008 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
A Sgt on the Northside explained to me that J-Fed wants some type of rotating shifts so all PO's work every shift! What the fuck!!! This is the 3rd time I have heard this!! Anyone hear/know anything on this?

3/31/2008 12:24:00 PM

Sounds like b.s. because if Weis truly is concerned with the health and fitness of CPD members, he won't go back to rotating shifts, as these variable hours have been shown to be quite the impediment to a healthy lifestyle.

3/31/2008 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this crap started with our idiot union president opening his mouth in the media. Who in their right mind would allow anyone one hour to work on dept time. Having stoves in the districts? Let J-idiot say whatever he wants, his day of reckoning is coming as these shootings start to ratchet up.

3/31/2008 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Patrol is the hardest job in policing when its done right.
You assholes that are running this
circus got it all wrong.Patrol should be the highest paid job in law enforcement and everyone should take a pay cut to go do something else.

3/30/2008 11:35:00 PM"

AMEN BROTHER.
SIGNED, A DET. LONG OUT OF HARMS WAY

3/31/2008 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the FOP gets this as part of our new contract, Richie will try and skimp on this and we will get World War I surplus hardtack and bullybeef.

3/31/2008 11:45:00 AM

Maybe they'll give us the K-rat packs from World War II. They usually contained a few cigarettes (cough!).

3/31/2008 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mick Jagger says:

All you gotta do is dance yo ass off and take some amphetamines..that will take the weight off mate!

"you can't always get what you want"

3/31/2008 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, I am sure everyone saw the Ceremony for Ernie Banks today. It was very simple and well deserved. the only thing that did not belong there was rev jackass. That idiot is always trying to get his ugly, old, wife cheating, got a baby's moma in another state, extorting, dumb ass on tv. What a waste of oxygen.

3/31/2008 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe off topic but I have to say, Mark Donahue, you're a nice guy and you were a descent cop but dude, you suck as an FOP President. First, where did you pull the 6 and 3 from. I've not heard one other PO ask for that. You are supposed to listen to your constituents, not talk down to them and tell them what's best for them. Next, what is this, "we will not negotiate in the press" shit? Have you not read a paper lately? You don't see us getting negative press everyday which equals zero community backing in any contact issue? You don't read J-Fed tossing out his lame brain ideas? I think you talk in code which means I'll make my deal with the city and then tell you all how much smarter I am then you and why you should do things my way. And it would be nice to see our labor leader striking back publically a bit. Am I alone in this guys and girls?? Anyone think he's to quiet??
Finally, I for one am tired of seeing you guys only at election time. I think at least once every three months someone from the board should visit each district, the minimum of once, to keep a pulse on what's up with the rank and file. You act like a "boss" when you're around, dressed in a suit, surrounded by your second. Be one of us or retire, enjoy the promises they made to you, and let someone else have a turn. And to the rest of us, start searching now for a PATROLMAN with the credentials to run next time. And not someone who can retire once they're voted out or ready to retire. Instead, someone young enough to have to live, back on the watch, with the concessions he or she has made. But what do I know....You're all pretty happy and content with things the way they are.

3/31/2008 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just an idea....every exempt employee, and I mean every exempt employee, from J-Fed on down....works one full week every three months, on midnights (well, how about 2000-0400), in one of the following districts: 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 010, 011, 025; having said that, they work alone (push that beat car, baby!), no driver, but with a radio, answer and monitor calls...recognize the RAPS (30-50 calls for service with no one to handle them), madness and mayhem everywhere (particularly on warmer nights)...it's Chicago, baby!.....you're an exempt member, do you know what's actually going on?

3/31/2008 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i consider myself the workn' police. i put a full tour in busting my ass. travel time adds to my full tour. i have court almost everyday of the week plus i work a side job. all to barely make ends meet because we get paid like shit for what we do, we have to live in the city and never get a raise or contract. i have to take care of my 3 kids in all that and find time for my wife too. i'm lucky if i get 3 hours sleep a day so when the fuck am i suppose to work out and stay in shape. i try to eat somewhat right but i dont get a lunch half the time because of backlogs everyday because of the no manpower in the districts. when i do get a chance to eat, it's shit drive through. have i made my point yet. j-fed! easy for you to say. desk job, work out when you want , eat when you want, no pressure for money and funds. your overpaid and have no clue about the real life of a street cop.

3/31/2008 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in good shape because I watch what I eat, work out and with that I look fantabulous in a thong !
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&APRIL....is that you?

3/31/2008 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JJ fish..yum yum.

4/01/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, SCC, there are restaurants within the boundaries of 002, 003, and 004 that serve balanced meals, at least on 2nd and 3rd watch. Even 006 has them.
Sure, you've got to look for them, but they do exist.

And I have yet to see most coppers going without meals during their tours of duty. Most have no shame about asking for "travel time" to get there. Parking on a hydrant or bus stop to get lunch? Not acceptable, and we all know that.
There are legal places to park cars in MOST districts (probably 001 and 018 being the most notable exceptions). Of course, we're the police....laws are for suckers, right? The only exceptions I could see to this are the SORT cars. They should always park those vehicles where the officers assigned can keep a watchful eye on them at all times.
Stop making excuses not to take care of yourselves. You'll be lucky to collect a single pension check, the longer you put off good health, and it starts early in your career. It's nice to have that $30,000 Harley and snazzy car, but if you're killing yourself to get those things, what's the point?

4/01/2008 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to take away from our healthy eating forum. BUT, as a police officer we can now write off on our taxes $12.00 a day for meals because we are considered always on-duty even during lunch. OR you can save every lunch receipt for a year and then write that off accordingly. A couple of out of state troopers took this issue to IRS tax court and WON! $12.00 a day when working, standard deduction. Probably on court days too, if you want to stretch it. Check with qualified accountant. I have written this off for myself and spouse for the last 2 years.

Back to healthy eating and working out. How about giving us the fireman's schedule??? You would need less police then!!!!
Or save money and get rid of there 16 hours of down time! Fire fighting isn't what it used to be! New building technology, sprinklers, extinquishers they haven't had but a handful of BAD fires in years!!! EXCEPT FOR THE DEBACLE DOWNTOWN WHICH TOOK ALL OF 6 HOURS TO CONTAIN!!! WHILE 50 COPPERS BLOCKED STREETS AND HELPED AS WE COULD!@!!MORE MGT INEPTITUDE, THEY ARE PLAQUED BY THE MERIT PROMOTION PROCESS AS WELL!!!

3/31/2008 12:05:00 AM

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I would double check that with your accountant. Yes, some PO's are able to write off food expenses because they were being forced to take their lunch in their car. We are not. Therefore, we don't get that exemption. But if you've claimed it and not gotten caught, god bless you. Just be careful.

4/01/2008 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, SCC, there are restaurants within the boundaries of 002, 003, and 004 that serve balanced meals, at least on 2nd and 3rd watch. Even 006 has them.
Sure, you've got to look for them, but they do exist.

And I have yet to see most coppers going without meals during their tours of duty. Most have no shame about asking for "travel time" to get there. Parking on a hydrant or bus stop to get lunch? Not acceptable, and we all know that.
There are legal places to park cars in MOST districts (probably 001 and 018 being the most notable exceptions). Of course, we're the police....laws are for suckers, right? The only exceptions I could see to this are the SORT cars. They should always park those vehicles where the officers assigned can keep a watchful eye on them at all times.
Stop making excuses not to take care of yourselves. You'll be lucky to collect a single pension check, the longer you put off good health, and it starts early in your career. It's nice to have that $30,000 Harley and snazzy car, but if you're killing yourself to get those things, what's the point?

4/01/2008 05:04:00 AM

Thank you ppo that is working the desk. You obviuolsy never really worked in 006. You still have not named one. Other than the ones on 95th street. Sorry play again.

4/01/2008 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FRED AND JACK'S IN 006. At least you can watch them make your food....

3/31/2008 11:25:00 AM

and you spend the rest of lunch sitting down doing "paperwork"

4/01/2008 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many ghost payroll coppers are there in 13,500

4/01/2008 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been steadily screwed on health insurance year after year. We work in extreme filth, are subjected to all types of illneses from the homeless sleeping on our floors, our sick arrestees, no ventillation in processing rooms and all the time we spend sitting on prisoners in hospital ERs. No running water in excess of 5 second intervals in the stations and filthy, nasty keyboards on all our computers. This guy has the nerve to talk about health.....sir spend time in the trenches before you speak out. This department should be reported to the board of health

4/01/2008 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just come to the deuce and eat at Blue Sea on 39th. The oil has been in the fryers since the early 80's but dats were da flava come from!

Gimme a fish patty, summa dat sauce, fuck doze greens, more sauce fries and dem hot packets. Yo, were my free pop muthafucka!

3/31/2008 10:03:00 AM

Is your mother still in the back working? You know I want my discount!

4/01/2008 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3/31/2008 06:07:00 PM

Just wondering----are you a woman?

4/01/2008 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred and Jack's--

THE BEST!!!!

4/01/2008 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. All the restaurants in 002, 003, 005, and 006 serve healthy meals.

Meat group---fried chicken
Vegetable group---french fries
Grain group---soppin' bread
Fruit group---grape pop

Just remember to drop a fry into the toilet for the brothers who couldn't be there.

4/01/2008 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever had any of those cheap brown folded pieces of paper in their district bathrooms that are supposed to be used to dry your hands? We never do. If, and only if, the crew comes to clean, they leave a one inch stack.

Never any soap-broken dispensers. Sometimes you get toilet paper.

4/02/2008 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yes. All the restaurants in 002, 003, 005, and 006 serve healthy meals.

Meat group---fried chicken
Vegetable group---french fries
Grain group---soppin' bread
Fruit group---grape pop

Just remember to drop a fry into the toilet for the brothers who couldn't be there.

4/01/2008 08:45:00 PM

Where's my dairy product?

4/02/2008 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This job looks better and better!! Retired

3/30/2008 10:33:00 PM


IF YOU ARE UNDER 63, YOU SHOULD COME BACK. OBVIOUSLY, A RETIRED PERSON, WITH A LIFE, SHOULD HAVE GREW OUT OF THIS POLICE SHIT BY NOW. THERE ARE MANY THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU LEAVE THIS. I'D ADVISE YOU TO START BY GETTING ONE(A LIFE)

4/02/2008 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Have you ever looked at the people working at Subway??? I pulled into one the other day..nothing but M1s working,,,uh no thanks...not everyone likes the poleeses

3/31/2008 11:32:00 AM


LOL. BLACK PEOPLE CAN'T PREPARE THIS ASSHOLES FOOD. I'M UNDERSTANDING HOW SOME PEOPLE ON THIS JOB LIKE JESSE JACKSON.

4/02/2008 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
i consider myself the workn' police. i put a full tour in busting my ass. travel time adds to my full tour. i have court almost everyday of the week plus i work a side job. all to barely make ends meet because we get paid like shit for what we do, we have to live in the city and never get a raise or contract. i have to take care of my 3 kids in all that and find time for my wife too. i'm lucky if i get 3 hours sleep a day so when the fuck am i suppose to work out and stay in shape. i try to eat somewhat right but i dont get a lunch half the time because of backlogs everyday because of the no manpower in the districts. when i do get a chance to eat, it's shit drive through. have i made my point yet. j-fed! easy for you to say. desk job, work out when you want , eat when you want, no pressure for money and funds. your overpaid and have no clue about the real life of a street cop.

3/31/2008 11:13:00 PM


IF YOU ARE A PATROLMAN, GOING TO COURT EVERY FUCKING DAY...YOU ARE A TOOL...NOT THE "REAL" POLICE. AMONG OTHER THINGS, LIKE STAYING WARM, AND DRY, GETTING REST, AND NOT LETTING THE JOB WORK YOU IS ALSO BEING THE "REAL" POLICE!

4/02/2008 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Believe it or not, SCC, there are restaurants within the boundaries of 002, 003, and 004 that serve balanced meals, at least on 2nd and 3rd watch. Even 006 has them.
Sure, you've got to look for them, but they do exist.

And I have yet to see most coppers going without meals during their tours of duty. Most have no shame about asking for "travel time" to get there. Parking on a hydrant or bus stop to get lunch? Not acceptable, and we all know that.
There are legal places to park cars in MOST districts (probably 001 and 018 being the most notable exceptions). Of course, we're the police....laws are for suckers, right? The only exceptions I could see to this are the SORT cars. They should always park those vehicles where the officers assigned can keep a watchful eye on them at all times.
Stop making excuses not to take care of yourselves. You'll be lucky to collect a single pension check, the longer you put off good health, and it starts early in your career. It's nice to have that $30,000 Harley and snazzy car, but if you're killing yourself to get those things, what's the point?

4/01/2008 05:04:00 AM

Sounds like Nicky "the moral conscience, and future of this department/brainwashed H. formerly of 015, now a member of the "elite" TRU!!! Only her kind of goofy could write something this idiotic.

4/02/2008 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would double check that with your accountant. Yes, some PO's are able to write off food expenses because they were being forced to take their lunch in their car. We are not. Therefore, we don't get that exemption. But if you've claimed it and not gotten caught, god bless you. Just be careful.

4/01/2008 06:07:00 AM


AND WHAT WOULD TAKING THEIR LUNCH IN THEIR CAR HAVE TO DO WITH A DEDUCTION??? CAN I NOT DEDUCT VEHICLE MAINTENANCE, BECAUSE IT IS DONE ON A JACK, AND NOT A LIFT. I WISH THIS SITE COULD POST A PHOTO OF ALL WHO POST. WE COULD BE LOOKING AT OUR NEXT TOOL BOSS IN THE COMMENT ABOVE.

4/02/2008 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Have you ever looked at the people working at Subway??? I pulled into one the other day..nothing but M1s working,,,uh no thanks...not everyone likes the poleeses

3/31/2008 11:32:00 AM


LOL. BLACK PEOPLE CAN'T PREPARE THIS ASSHOLES FOOD. I'M UNDERSTANDING HOW SOME PEOPLE ON THIS JOB LIKE JESSE JACKSON.

4/02/2008 03:53:00 PM

How would they know you're the police? See, that's the problem with some of these jagoff coppers. You complain when a guy doesn't work and now you're complaining when the guy is working. Make up your friggin' mind. I would hate being your partner. You probably enter every call on 10,and then find yourself fighting with everybody because you don't have any maneuver room.

4/08/2008 09:29:00 AM  

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