Sunday, April 13, 2008

Great, Another "Panel"

First we have the mayor's "Blue Ribbon" panel that was exploring how to properly fund the police and fire pensions that are currently as some anemic number like 50% or less. We offered to save the taxpayers a boatload of money by pointing out the problems we saw:
  • stop deferring payments to fund road projects and bloated social programs;
  • as you sell off city assets, funnel the money to pensions.
Unfortunately, the mayor decided to spend more tax money and go with the "experts" who will no doubt say something like "raise taxes again."

Now, the mayor wants to study youth violence:
  • University of Chicago researchers will interview victims, offenders and parents -- with a particular emphasis on single moms -- to get to the heart of youth violence and devise “out of the box” strategies to prevent it, Mayor Daley said today.
  • “I asked myself the question: ‘What about these young men? Who are they? Did they drop out of elementary school? Did they drop out of high school? Do they have any brothers or sisters? Were they in the juvenile justice system? What happened to them?’ We have to look at it completely different. We have to look at things we’ve never talked about,” Daley told a news conference at the U of C's School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th Street.
  • The study will be led by U of C professor Jens Ludwig, who hopes to have “early results” — including new “intervention policies” -- within six to 12 months. The city would then launch a series of pilot programs to test those strategies.
Ludwig has already come up with an interesting hypotheses, one that any Chicago cop with more than one shooting scene under his or her belt could tell you:
  • Ludwig said interviews with those who have pulled the trigger would be critical. His analysis of Chicago homicides shows that “75 to 80 percent” of both offenders and victims have prior arrest records.
Wow. What a fucking brainiac this guy is. Thank heavens he teaches at the University of Chicago - the doorways there are extra wide for his over sized brain so they won't have to make any capital improvements for Professor Ludwig to traverse the hallways.

Can we attempt to save everyone some money again? Please?
  • stop having kids if you can't support them
  • stop having kids if you don't have a stable family structure
    • yes, that means TWO parents
  • stop having kids if you don't want to take an interest in them
  • discipline
  • personal responsibility
  • get a job
  • pay your own way
  • set an example worth following
We can see Professor Ludwig's solution already:
  • raise taxes
  • hire some more political idiots to run it
  • more studies
We are so doomed.

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143 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supt Weis,Pete Brust,Bea Cuello and Mike Shields all attended both midnight roll calls in 025 last night...Interesting comments...The Supt stressed how he is behind us 200% and that he has asked IAD NOT to strip coppers so fast as that ruins a mans life,career etc...
I can personally attest to that it ruins a mans life, career and etc.... I have been stripped since 04 Oct 07 and have yet to be served with allegations from the department for a incident that I was never at.... There is a video that proves that I was not there and the fed's knew that I was not there ( hence the reason they did't even call me in for questioning in regards to the incident).My partner has told the feds and IAD that I was not there. I have also told IAD that I was not there when they questioned me for the first time for a witness statement in regards to this incident/cr# on 17 mar 08. This incident took place on 27 MAR 04 at 3748 w 63rd st Caballos bar( for those who would like to know the incident I am referring too)Those that know me, knew that I was close to being promoted to Detective--based off score and now I sit stripped. God only knows when this department will let me off the hook, and to be quite honest I don't know if I even want my job back. This is hard to say because this is a job I wanted to do my whole life.... I can see it now, when I finally get vindicated and placed back on the street I am sure I won't go back to the spot I worked so hard to get and maintain (CPD/SWAT). I will be placed back into a district where other officers will talk behind my back and say don't work with him, he is a thief or worse a snitch.Eventually the city will have to give me my promotion that I deserve, but in my fellow officers eyes they will say I only got my promotion because I snitched to IAD and not that I scored high enough to get promoted.I know what everyone is thinking---what about the union/FOP, of course they are representing me with a attorney for questioning but thats all they can do, we have no due process for being stripped. We need to get it in this contract that is currently being negoitated. Guidelines the department must follow as to when they can strip an officer. For example being charged with a crime, or your actions were a danger to society. also they need to serve you with allegations in a certain time frame after you have been stripped. Most officers are just looking for some closure for the violation they may have commited or not commited. I hope everyone sees what I mean on how this destroys and mans life and career. My wife, my parents and mostly my brothers are gonna get mad and upset at me for posting this and signing my name to it, but I think its important for everyone to know how it feels being in my shoes...this will be my first Saint Jude I will not be marching in since coming on the job 05sep95. If I can work up the courage maybe I will go and stand on the sidelines and support you and my fallen brothers. Greg Insley unit153/376.

4/12/2008 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My pick for post of the week:

ray "bam-bam" wilke said...
I am not boycotting the st. judes. Its the few times a year that I can wear my uniform and all my medals for all the unarmed people I shot!

4/12/2008 09:33:00 PM

4/12/2008 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when is this idiot's term over? This shit is getting out of hand. He has an independent source saying what we have known all along.

4/12/2008 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Visit www.forgottenchicago.com and click on the link about old firehouses. There you'll read the following line under a former Westside fire station:
"Engine Company 85 was located in this firehouse at 3700 W. Huron. It was built in 1899 and disused in 1981. In a common West Side disused firehouse theme (more on this in later installments), it is now home to a church."
Are these more give aways by the City to the reverends? I'd like to see the bill of sale, maybe a freedom of information request? How about the media look at this.

4/12/2008 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC: Little long winded in your sugestions. "Personal Responsibility" just about covers it all. But then again, the same people get pissed off at Bill Cosby when he says it....

4/13/2008 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous more bs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said...

Blue Ribbon Panel = Cash To Clout Friends

How about this, you pump out kids with daddys who aren't going to be around, you have no job, you live in shit areas, your kids end up in trouble.

Amazing and for free too.

4/13/2008 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who won the Pin The Tail contest?

Let us know Scotchbreath!

4/13/2008 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait and see...

The Olympic committee, and athletes are gathering at the Palmer House for meetings. Watch the Kings news conference to show our little mayor enthusiastically proclaiming that Chicagos bid for the 2016 games is looking real good.

If we get the nod in OCT08 or 9(?) I predict money falling from the sky. Infrastructure and building projects will be announced and put out to bid to Kenny and Walsh.

Dont forget the 2 or 3 gaming licenses floating out there. I suspect again that if we get the games that we will see land based casinos in Chicago. Ohare? McCormick Place? South-side somewhere? Those will be the first of the Olympic related businesses to be build and operational. Daley's announcement will say something about profits from those casinos will be earmarked for education and pension obligations.

I saw a CTA vehicle today equiped with the new computer system that streams real-time info showing locations of all the buses and trains. Did I miss something? Wasnt the CTA crying about being broke needing money for maintanence and equipment?

Where does all the money go?

4/13/2008 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, e-mail this guy your post on "Unfortunate Union." Should save us millions in one little article

4/13/2008 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about locking people up for misd. Or my favorite -felonies downgraded to Misd. Or the Batt to PO charge dropped by the ASA. Or the 20 arrest no convictions. These idiots in the classroom have no idea how the world really works.

4/13/2008 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

professor ludwig has 15 degrees in whatever you want to call it but he can't read a bus or train schedule because he is an "egghead" idiot savant. since the clintons have made 50 million in speaking engagements since y2k how about we have a list of veteran cpd officers who will give a speech for the paltry sum of a million a pop. you get the real story for a bargain rate.

4/13/2008 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous 40 ACRES AND A MULE said...

- Why can't I have babies out of wed-lock with multiple partners?

- Why can't I sit on my couch drinking 40's at 11 a.m. watching Springer or Judge Mathis?

- Why can't my 6 bastard children play in the street in pampers overflowing with shit & piss while I smoke another blunt?

- Why can't I have my hair and nails did up all fancy-like and have gold rings on every finger?

- Why can't I wear new Fubu, Hilfiger, Phat Farm and Nike clothes/shoes everyday?

- Why can't I drive the latest model Cadillac, BMW, Jaguar, Benz or Infiniti?

- Why can't I get free health care, Link, WIC, Section-8 housing vouchers, discounted formula, free baby car seats, smoke detectors, new sidewalks, or decorative street lighting?

- Why can't I gang-bang, beat, stab or shoot rival gang members because they looked at me the wrong way, sold dope on my tip or called my baby mama out her name?

- Why can't I get free or a
discounted rate on my gas, phone or electric bills?

- Why can't I have my tax returns filed free of charge before the April 15th deadline to ensure I'm tax-credit eligible?

- Why can't I drive around the city in a car not roadworthy enough for a demolition derby, not properly insured, titled or tagged, and then bitch and moan to my alderman that my streets aren't plowed in a timely fashion?

- Why can't I cry discrimination, play the race card or have a myriad of activists, priests, deacons or pastors rally for my cause when I seek asylum in a storefront church because I was finally found out to be here illegally?

- Why can't I pretend to "no hablo English" when I get pulled over drunk? - for the fourth time.

- Why can't I just buy and use the identity of some poor chump and ruin his finances and livelyhood to support my anchor-family while I'm here on a "work visa"?

- Why can't the city/government services create yet another program to appease my non-tax-paying, lazy ass in hopes of securing my vote in the next election?

I KNOW WHY...I'M JUST ANOTHER NON-MINORITY WORKING TWO JOBS TO SCRAPE BY WHILE THE DREGS OF THIS SOCIETY LIVE EVERY DAY LIKE IT'S MARDI GRAS.

4/13/2008 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey daley, my fucking 5 year/old knows what the problem is .... and he'll only charge you a hot wheels car to tell you.

4/13/2008 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is J-Fed too much of a chicken shit to talk to the Detectives.....I know: because he is not the police never has been nor will he ever be, and he is not an investigator either. Just a "CHICKEN SHIT" GMAN.

Hey J-Fed how do you get an R.D. number. Better yet who was "Two Gun Pete?" You do not know because you are not from here and do not respect what we do here.

4/13/2008 03:32:00 AM  
Blogger Murphy40Pct said...

The more blacks are killed, the more blacks are kept unemployed, the more blacks are made to think they are victims...the more the cycle continues. Wake the fuck up black people: Democrats, ESPECIALLY Obama, THRIVE from keeping you poor, unemployed, undereducated and in jail. The greatest political magic trick ever is making blacks complicit in their own destruction and getting elected (Obama, Clintons, Daley) and rich (Sharpton, Meeks, Farrakahn, Jackson) by it. A real black MAN (or woman) would educate himself with the teachings of MLK, not these race-baiting looters of the black community. COLDTYPE, my faux black brother, I am talking to you and your ilk! Wake the fuck up people. Vote Obama if you are black and you hate your race! I for one could never hate my brothers and sisters enough to vote for someone so evil and destructive. Grow up. Eliminate the welfare state. Ask our families across the United States to take responsibility for their own. That is the only way to overcome these racist white (and black) elitist (and simply ignorant) Democrats.

4/13/2008 03:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so true, so very f-bombing true

4/13/2008 03:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meet at 640 N Michigan the day of St Judes to honor our dead.

4/13/2008 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous tired and broke said...

Why doesn't the government just take everything we own already and split it up equally with everyone in this country? Take everything from all the hard working people and split it will all the rock heads, blunt smokers, baby machines, gangbangers, lazy unemployed, street corner hoes, imprisoned inmates and illegal alien and get it over already.

How much more money are we going to throw at a group of people who have no responsibilities, no morals, no respect, no skills or work habits?

How about a new 3 strike law? Three criminal convictions and your banned from the State of Illinois. If you return to this state on your own free will, its the death penalty.

Screw these infectious assholes!

4/13/2008 04:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With reports of 1 out of every 2 (50%) of black females now infected with STDs, 1 in 3 (33%) of black males now either imprisoned, on parole, on probation or with a criminal conviction and 83% of black children born out of wedlock, I am not sure that anything can be done. The system trying to now look at and solve this problem was the leading cause to the destruction of the black family and the problems that now exist. I truly think we are at the point of no return.

4/13/2008 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its 500 am and so far a 32 way tie of PIN THE TAIL at TR's!

Looks like its going to be a long night at TR's Pub!

4/13/2008 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is just amazing that people have to do studies to find out what is already known by normal people.

4/13/2008 05:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley has lost his grip .This has to be the dumbest thing he has tried. I think he has finally lost his mind. It's time for him to hook up with R.Eugene Pincham .

4/13/2008 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

+Maybe the answer is the Bob Barker (Price is Right) sentiment. Please have your kids spayed or neutered!

4/13/2008 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stupid is as stupid does!

4/13/2008 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Boys Town Batman!!!

The stuttering prick is at it again watching late night TV of that old family classic with Spencer Tracy.

There is no such thing as a bad kid. Only bad decisions. What kids need is love, discipline and a future to work for. Kids will never get any of these things from a government program, TV or the movies. Only a mother or father, grandparent, or someone who really cares to be there all the time can give them this. What happen to all those orphanages?

This UIC study will only find what all the past studies conducted have found. And that is dysfunctional families, economics and lack of community support. The studies are wrong the government supports these families economically for democratic votes. But the money is misused for drugs or lottery tickets. The community couldn't raise a roof let alone build a village and the streets only offer gangster love.

Money ain't the solution. Raising Taxes ain't the solution. I have seen parents through $ at their kids who disrespect their parents. Look how the midget's son ripped off the city under the father's noise. Where did he learn that trick from Pops? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

What kids want is time with mom and dad. They want love and a stable home. They need inspiration and direction to form a vision of their future.

If you don't have the time they will commit the crime.

J-Fed should reach into his pocket and pull out a $100,000 and start an orphanage. The midget should write a check donated from his 40 million dollar political war chest and get his wife to put the squeeze on the pathetic rich in the town who only care about children's museums at grant park.

Parents who get government aid should have to work for it. They should be randomly tested for drugs and criminal backgrounds. They screw up they loose the money. The money needs incentives attached to it. The free ride is over! Stop raping the taxpayers in the town!

4/13/2008 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police Officers shouldn't forget what happened to the friend of police pensions, Miriam Santos. She was torpedoed and set up and indicted and convicted for doing what Daley has taught others to do so well, put the arm on businesses doing business with the city for campaign contributions.

But Miram Santos' real sin was in crossing King Richard M Daley when he tried to make a grab for control of our pension fund and publicly humiliated Daley in the process.

For that unpardonable sin Ms. Santos paid with her career, her law license and a few years of her freedom.

All police officers owe Miriam Santos a debt of gratitude for keeping the stuttering prick from getting control of our pension. That the fund is underfunded by the City of Chicago is entirely the fault of that same stuttering prick, Richard M Daley.

Now he wants to push through a two tiered pension system, one for newly hired police officers and one for the rest of us. The FOP should be fighting harder to protect our pension, they should be taking the City to court but they aren't.

The only way any increase in funding can happen, other than voluntarily by the City, (hah!) is to increase the funding multiplier which hasn't been increased in many years. But to do that requires the approval of the Illinois State legislature which is full of City Reps and Senators. In short, nothing gets passed regarding our pension without the blessing of the stuttering prick himself.

Take all the commissions you want, they will accomplish nothing that Daley has not approved in advance, it is more smoke and mirrors. What this "commission" is likely to approve is more 401k plans for City workers, less City pension contributions and a two tiered pension system for police and fire and then increased contributions from the existing pension fund officers to fund what the City should have been funding all along.

Daley is very slippery, that commission is only there to put a rubber stamp on some pre-ordained plan already hatched by the stuttering prick.

Here is just a couple of examples of other pension plans: Illinois State Police, 80% pension with fewer years of service. Florida police officers and Fire, the ENTIRE state: All police and fire pensions in Florida are funded 100% by the STATE! That's right, that 9% of our salaries that we contribute here, in Florida that contribution by officers and firefighters is ZERO $, the State of Florida picks up the entire thing!

And the max pension in Florida is 80%!

We as officers should be putting lots of pressure on our union to fight hard to increase funding for our pension. But how on earth can this happen when a mere 38% of active officers but over 80% of retired officers send in that postage paid ballot in the recent FOP elections.

I read lots of rants on this blog about "What's the FOP doing" "The FOP does nothing" "screw the FOP" etc.

Hey when only 38% of you active officers even bother to return your ballots you are sending the signal to the City of Chicago and the stuttering prick that the City can stick anything up your ass and the membership is unlikely to do anything about it other than grumble a bit.

Shame on the 62% of all active Chicago Police Officers who still have that FOP election ballot sitting on a dresser or shoved in a garbage can somewhere.

You 62% have no authority to complain about anything the FOP does or does not do. You didn't bother to vote you 62% so screw you. When the two tiered pension is in place and the screwing of our pension is in stone you will all be crying and screaming. It will be too late then. you should have sent in that ballot. Imagine if the FOP had close to 100% response in that election, now THAT would have sent a totally different message to the City.

Instead, 62% of you were too busy to send in an envelope that already had a stamp on it. Shame shame shame. You have showed the City and everyone how much you really care. Actions speak louder than words and you 62% of officers who are non voters have spoken loudly indeed.


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4/13/2008 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, if the Mayor wants to think outside of the box, and try things that we currently don't talk about, here are a few ideas;

1)Start teaching the award winning NRA Eddie Eagle gun safety courses in Chicago Public Schools.

2)Find cases of regular folks protecting their home from thugs and make public heros out of them in the media. Pass an ordinance protecting victims when they defend themselves.

3)Start holding Judges, lawyers and parole boards personally liaible for the thugs they set free, or the cases they refuse to prosecute.

4) reinstitute the draft

5) encourage and reward heavy handed police work again.

6) pass a "must spank" ordinance for bratty kids, and fine cops teachers or responsible adults who fail to administer immediate spankings upon observation of poor behavior by our youths. To include failure to say "Yes Sir or Yes Maam" to their elders.

4/13/2008 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote every office holder out, they are IDIOTS.

4/13/2008 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, you've got it right, SCC.
You don't have to be a poly sci major to figure out the antichrist. The shameless arrogant Daley makes Machiavelli look like an amateur. Whenever this sanctimonious prick wants to divert attention from a controversial and potentially damaging issue, he pulls the ol' "blue ribbon panel" (BRP) damage control trick.

Then he can always reply to the media and others that his BRP is "studying" the issue and will report back in a year or two (after the furor cools down).

The report will invariably be superfluous drivel that conveniently extricates Hizzoner from any blame.

And yet, the sheep still vote for this cvnt in landslide numbers.

4/13/2008 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JOB SECURITY ROCKS ON...KEEP THOSE BULLETS FLYING.

4/13/2008 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 22 years on the job and I don't know who the hell "two gun Pete" is/was. Fill me in.

4/13/2008 08:10:00 AM  
Blogger ShavedLongcock said...

Please do not mention TWO GUN PETE to J-Fed. If J-Fed learns how this cop was such a great cop, J-Fed may dig him up and indict him.

4/13/2008 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" This UIC study "

U of C not UIC...

Hyde Park not Little Italy...

Must be a northsider and afraid of coming south of Madison-you really won't get a nose bleed

4/13/2008 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry the above P.O. Insley feels that his life is destroyed by whatever is going on with that SOS crap, but one thing that glared out at me was " he is a thief or WORSE A SNITCH".

Just a thought here, but isn't a police officer supposed to do something about criminal actions, I mean besides turn your back to them when it is another PO doing it. I see a huge problem with our entire police culture when the PO who tells the truth is looked down on more than the PO who breaks the law. More gangbanger mentality!

4/13/2008 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re:

Greg Insley unit153/376.

4/12/2008 11:10:00 PM

______________________________

I bet ya that the reason you were stripped was because of whatt he Feds recorded off your cellular conversations. Remember discussing something with a partner, former partner and not reporting it is a co-conspirator. Even if unindicted.

4/13/2008 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg Insley, do yourself a favor, and I know this myself. Never publish anything about your situation till its over. I am telling you it is in your best interest not to. You can be 100% right but it can be used 100% against you.

4/13/2008 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry folks but the cancer has spread so far into society that it can not be stopped.

America is on the road of internal destruction. Financial collaspe.

Enjoy whatever time this country has left.

Between the illegal aliens and the baby machines soon the tax rate will have to go up to 70% to cover the expenses. By then the working people will stop working and a revolution will happen.

I just pray to see the day that the healthy non-working lazt welfare pricks are all cut off. They may even have their Escalades repo'ed.

4/13/2008 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous ray "bam-bam" wilke said...

What are you guys talking about? The last guy I whacked had a rolled up comic book in his hands and was coming right towards me! I had no other choice than to dust him! OK! Now I have to run to the gym, my man boobs are starting to droop.

4/13/2008 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the mayor/ dictator blasting the Tribune for calling him out on wasteful spending (Childrens Museum) ANd then him saying. THEY (TRIBUNE & SCUMTIMES) ARE NOT THE MAYOR AND I HAVE THE ALDERMAN VOTES TO SPEND THE MONEY! THEY ON USE THEIR PENS LIKE SWORDS.
Someone needs to do something about that stuttering mut.

4/13/2008 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone needs to tell the powers that be there should never be a need to raise income tax, or sales taxes. With natural inflation they go up with economy.

4/13/2008 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meet at Michigan/Ohio for St. Judes. We all know the route; we'll be citizens on a stroll and the POLICE all together.

Let all those wankers sit in their pavillion by ToiletBowl Field (or whatever its called these days).

4/13/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I KNOW WHY...I'M JUST ANOTHER NON-MINORITY WORKING TWO JOBS TO SCRAPE BY WHILE THE DREGS OF THIS SOCIETY LIVE EVERY DAY LIKE IT'S MARDI GRAS.

4/13/2008 02:20:00 AM

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NICELY said!!! Not racist (you have no power to be a racist) just facts being represented.

4/13/2008 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"4/13/2008 02:20:00 AM" has my vote for mayor!!!

4/13/2008 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I can personally attest to that it ruins a mans life, career and etc.... I have been stripped since 04 Oct 07 and have yet to be served with allegations from the department for a incident that I was never at...."

Are you on the paper? Hmmmm...how did IAD see you were involved?

4/13/2008 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't we paying someone $300,000 a year to come up with the answers? I haven't heard one yet. The new school unit does not count. Same B.S.

4/13/2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, the mayor wants to study youth violence:

University of Chicago researchers will interview victims, offenders and parents --
------------------------

I wonder if Michelle Obama gets a slice of this pie? She works for U of C, ya know.

4/13/2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 40 ACRES AND A MULE said...

- Why can't I have babies out of wed-lock with multiple partners?

- Why can't I sit on my couch drinking 40's at 11 a.m. watching Springer or Judge Mathis?

- Why can't my 6 bastard children play in the street in pampers overflowing with shit & piss while I smoke another blunt?

- Why can't I have my hair and nails did up all fancy-like and have gold rings on every finger?

- Why can't I wear new Fubu, Hilfiger, Phat Farm and Nike clothes/shoes everyday?

- Why can't I drive the latest model Cadillac, BMW, Jaguar, Benz or Infiniti?

- Why can't I get free health care, Link, WIC, Section-8 housing vouchers, discounted formula, free baby car seats, smoke detectors, new sidewalks, or decorative street lighting?

- Why can't I gang-bang, beat, stab or shoot rival gang members because they looked at me the wrong way, sold dope on my tip or called my baby mama out her name?

- Why can't I get free or a
discounted rate on my gas, phone or electric bills?

- Why can't I have my tax returns filed free of charge before the April 15th deadline to ensure I'm tax-credit eligible?

- Why can't I drive around the city in a car not roadworthy enough for a demolition derby, not properly insured, titled or tagged, and then bitch and moan to my alderman that my streets aren't plowed in a timely fashion?

- Why can't I cry discrimination, play the race card or have a myriad of activists, priests, deacons or pastors rally for my cause when I seek asylum in a storefront church because I was finally found out to be here illegally?

- Why can't I pretend to "no hablo English" when I get pulled over drunk? - for the fourth time.

- Why can't I just buy and use the identity of some poor chump and ruin his finances and livelyhood to support my anchor-family while I'm here on a "work visa"?

- Why can't the city/government services create yet another program to appease my non-tax-paying, lazy ass in hopes of securing my vote in the next election?

I KNOW WHY...I'M JUST ANOTHER NON-MINORITY WORKING TWO JOBS TO SCRAPE BY WHILE THE DREGS OF THIS SOCIETY LIVE EVERY DAY LIKE IT'S MARDI GRAS.

WELL WRITTEN...

4/13/2008 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think these violent youths are just bitter. They cling to gunsa and religion becacuse that is all they have...........oh wait, no that is what redneck do. Sorry forget it.

4/13/2008 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Rode with you once said...

Greg Insley unit153/376


Keep your head up Greg. You are good people.

4/13/2008 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't the city/government services create yet another program to appease my non-tax-paying, lazy ass in hopes of securing my vote in the next election?

I KNOW WHY...I'M JUST ANOTHER NON-MINORITY WORKING TWO JOBS TO SCRAPE BY WHILE THE DREGS OF THIS SOCIETY LIVE EVERY DAY LIKE IT'S MARDI GRAS.

4/13/2008 02:20:00 AM





Look, MLK died to give them the civil right to be assholes.

4/13/2008 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger papa smurf said...

to all the po's who are reading this thread-- look at the first posting-- it is a true story. greg, i give you credit for posting this story and placing your name under it. their are dozens of guys down at callback who are in the same boat. no due process, no rights, professional embarassment, inability to work special or make any overtime, no button so you can't carry your weapon, incredible stress and you have to put your life on hold. you call the union and they are supportive but can't really do anything but tell you to sit and ride it out and hope it works out in the end. iad and ops are always telling you that the file is being looked at or the file is lost but you can never get a straight answer from anyone. so mr. superintendent, if you are behind us 200 percent, then why don't you DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.

4/13/2008 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/12/2008 11:10:00 PM

Greg hope everything gets better they are to fast to strip, and then the higher ups wonder why police are not being the police anymore! We have been weakened by bosses with no compassion for any officers except for the "clout babies" in hidden and secret units who can do whatever and nothing happens! We are sheep being led to slaughter and without bosses that care,bosses that are cowards who do not stand up for their people. Could you imagine if the great general George Patton led like this? All the soldiers would be dead! "A fish stinks from the head down"!

4/13/2008 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parents who get government aid should have to work for it. They should be randomly tested for drugs and criminal backgrounds. They screw up they loose the money. The money needs incentives attached to it. The free ride is over! Stop raping the taxpayers in the town!

4/13/2008 07:00:00 AM

Can I Get an AMEN!
AMEN!!!!

4/13/2008 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dippy Daley is the biggest phoney, liar, and thief ever. All this guy wants to do is convince the minority community that it's not the fault of them and THEIR children doing these horrendous crimes, it's the guns, the drugs, the gangs. OK then, who picks up that gun that doesn't have to, who uses and sells those drugs that doesn't have to, who joins those gangs and does their dirty work that doesn't have to... Just more old, tired excuses by the lazy one, to not have to deal with and correct the real issues, in order not to offend any one and not lose any votes. In the meantime, he also welcomes illegals to Chicago with open arms, to drain the taxpayers pockets even more, and contribute to the crime rate here. Keep voting DemocRAT, you lemmings...

4/13/2008 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic; scc someone please help me out. when people on blog say do your job or refer to "workers" what exactly do they mean.in patrol is it answering your jobs doin paper or generating revenue (this index shit is out of control bosses are basically telling you to lie to get curfews) parkers , movers? and these crazy tact guys puttin on reports that the off. stated they have contraband on them and the officer than felt there pocket etc. guys trust me this is how the shit started in sos. we the whole police dept must get away from chasing numbers or it will be a musical chairs game of who gets in trouble.i dont blame the guy who is on a slow down nor do i want to see the young hustler hurt.even the bosses are right now under to much pressure. someone has to speak truth to power or 5 years from now we will be in same boat. i keep records dates and times of everything said to me by supervisor. we patrol, dets, bosses, our families deserve more than us ending up like the guy on first post.this is a new dept we must stop the numbers game of past. and lt's capt's and exempts grow some balls and tell weis and the mayor what time it is. and in closing when someone use's catch phrases; aggresive-worker-you know what you have to do etc. demand clairification, because the job market sucks and prison is worse.

4/13/2008 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger I/F said...

What ever happened to the $1.87 BILLION dollars that the city received for the lease of the skyway? DID TODD TAX THAT TOO?

chicagobusiness.com
columbiachronicle.com



According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, the city of Chicago reached a $1.87 billion, 99-year lease agreement with Skyway Concessions, LLC for the 99-year concession of the Chicago Skyway.
The Skyway Concession Company, LLC assumed operations on the Skyway in 2005. The Skyway is a 7.8-mile six-lane divided toll bridge which runs from the Indiana Toll Road to the Dan Ryan Expressway.
The Skyway Concession is responsible for all operating and maintenance costs of the Skyway, but has the right to all toll and concession revenue.
This agreement between Skyway Concession and the city of Chicago was the first long term lease of an existing toll road in the United States, according to the Department of Transportation”

4/13/2008 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont forget the 2 or 3 gaming licenses floating out there. I suspect again that if we get the games that we will see land based casinos in Chicago. Ohare? McCormick Place? South-side somewhere?

HMMM, try..... NAVY PIER! Toss a couple huge boats out there, have the main office where the kiddy museum was (its gonna move to make room)..

4/13/2008 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no checks and balances in these violent communities. Not from a CPD with no morale. Not from the bullshit block clubs. Not from the parents who can't control their children. Not from a city who doesn't care about certain areas until a kid or an older person gets killed. Now can i get a check like the University of Chicago researchers??

4/13/2008 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous dr. peckerstein said...

A few murdered this weekend, many more shot including this one:

Four men were shot and injured in a bar fight early Sunday morning on the city's South Side.
Chicago Police Officer Marcel Bright said a man inside the New Glass Lounge, 7911 South Halsted Street, opened fire in the bar at 3:15 a.m. The man shot four people, three of whom received medical treatment. Of the three, two were released, and one is in good condition at St. Bernard Hospital, Bright said.
Bright said he did not know what caused the fight and did not have a description of the suspect.

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

BETTER GET THAT PANEL MOVING FAST BECAUSE WE ARE IN FOR A LONG BLODDY SUMMER! I LAY MONEY ON IT!

WHEN A CRAPPY WEATHER WEEKEND CAN HAVE AS MANY MURDERS AND SHOOTINGS, WAIT TILL ITS 90 DEGREES AND MUGGY!

4/13/2008 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blue Ribbon Panel On Violence:
$8,567,983.00

Money The Dog Asses They Interviewed Will Be Paid:
$75.00 each

Conclusion: This City Is Screwed! Nothing Can Be Done About The Violence!

PRICELESS

4/13/2008 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we need TWO GUN PETE when we have FOUR GUN JOHN HAMILTON?

Both are true CPD Heros!

4/13/2008 12:55:00 PM  
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4/13/2008 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 21apr08 1110pm-Greg Insley,hey bro been there,I know excactly how you feel,there is nothing in writing about what a stripped po can or can't do,then you to to 376 and get more misinformation,the FOP needs to address this in this upcoming contract,and we both know this dept. is in no hurry to do anything right unless lets say um a rev-run is pulled over that happens to be a media hound that makes it a race issue(meeks),again I been there,376 is not police work its filled with medical abusers and stripped po's,most that made honest mistakes and some like who were guilty by association,you and I both know in this dept. you are guilty until proven innocent,hope you situation works out real soon and don't forget we got the feds running the dept.,that means people who have never ever been the police and there is no doubt J-Fraud who gets $25,000 a month feels pressure from dipshit daley to fire people to show the public he's serious,must be nice to be perfect J-Weasle,how does if feel to live a mistake free life boss?

4/13/2008 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, avoid doing any work other than what is required of you. Help out a citizen who is a real victim of a crime. The department & city are looking to hang officers out to dry, so if you are not doing anything, you can't get in trouble. Also, if you are able too and young enough, LEAVE Shit-cago, Crook County, and the State if possible. The suburbs and other departments treat their officers a lot better, morale is high, pay & benefits are a lot better in some departments, and you don't have to reside in the armpit of America: Chicago!!

4/13/2008 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are not a Chicago Police Officer and you are looking to start a career in Law Enforcement DO NOT TEST FOR CHICAGO. You will regret it later. You are treated like garbage from day one by the department and the city. The suburbs and other cities usually welcome those interested in joining their departments. Chicago is not the place to be the real police no matter what some people might try to tell you!!!

4/13/2008 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/12/2008 11:10:00 PM
I don't know about all the other things surrounding what you have posted. But i do 100% agree that we need to stand up and get some guidelines on P.O.'s getting stripped. P.O.'s getting stripped without pay is unacceptable. Unless it's on digital like Abbate why should we not stand up for officers getting suspended without pay before the criminal outcome??

4/13/2008 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear greg insley i do not know you and i take your word as to what you are going through and i totally agree that what they are doing to you is wrong. i know there are other officers who are in the same situation where your life is in limbo while the city decides what to do with you. remember your priorities are at home with your wife dont let it ruin your home life!

4/13/2008 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you what Daley.
My personal experience.
The horrible BCBS PPO plan for kids of officer's to receive therapies if the child needs it.
How do you feel good about a health plan that according to an advocate at Blue Cross pays 80% out of every 100.00 per therapy session for a child. That is after the 350.00 individual deductible per calendar year. Do you know the cost of professionals these days? We aren't ghetto so we can't get any help from the govt. either. At this rate if we were lazy non working citizens at least the govt. would pay for all our child's therapy. I personally want to thank you for the expenses that are being incurred for our child born with a neurological condition.
Thank you for the shitty city plan for our kid's therapy. The hoops we have to jump through to try to help our young child and get the city to pay our medical plans. You say you care about kids. Not my kid. Not with the BCBS PPo plan you have. I have called more than twice for clarity on what is paid out with the plan.
You care about ghetto kids that are raised with the mentality of "kill or be killed." You don't care about my child.
You care about spending on panels
instead of improving the health care for the children of Chicago Police Officers.
We are responsible parents. We did everything right to try to have a healthy child. We have to limit how many kids we have because we recognize the special needs our child has. Also the cost. Your plan for the cop's dependents is terrible.
Shame on you.
For those who write to me that I am incorrect on the quote given to us by the people at BCBS PPO-we called more than once for clarity on what they pay. We were told we could try to appeal the decisions. Great more hoops to jump through.
Why don't you try caring about our children- the children of the Chicago Police, instead of spending our tax money on some ridiculous blue ribbon panel by some liberal/socialist U of C professor. I'm sick of you yourself Daley, liberal professors, and these racist reverends making excuses for the children's bad behavior.
We will not be using the Chicago Public School System with their IEP.
We will not be allowing our child to be bussed anywhere, God forbid, our child becomes a target of a very angry ghetto kid. With our child having special needs we fear this.

4/13/2008 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a panel to discuss why Mayor Daley and Todd Stroger should not be in prison for repeated and on-going frad?

4/13/2008 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....I hope everyone sees what I mean on how this destroys and mans life and career. My wife, my parents and mostly my brothers are gonna get mad and upset at me for posting this and signing my name to it, but I think its important for everyone to know how it feels being in my shoes...this will be my first Saint Jude I will not be marching in since coming on the job 05sep95. If I can work up the courage maybe I will go and stand on the sidelines and support you and my fallen brothers. Greg Insley unit153/376.

4/12/2008 11:10:00 PM

Hang in there, Greg. Hopefully everything will be resolved for you and you can get back to work. They may be able to take away your star and gun but they cannot take away your integrity and dignity. No one can. Don't let this embitter you. So often we say "the deparment did this " and "the department did that" but really, it is the actions of a few idiots (Ok, maybe more than a few) who try to ruin things for us, but it is still not the majority. Remember why you wanted to be the police in the first place. You can have that feeling back. They can't take that from you, either.
Most of the posters here will disagree. The morale and the attitudes are crap and I understand that. But if we let them ruin our attitude and outlook, then they have taken everything. I won't let that happen to me.

4/13/2008 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we know that the social programs do not work.
stop funding BS projects.
an good example of this would be the Cease Fire fools.
The one got caught stealing the money and when they cut back the funding, it slowed down. and by the way what has it done? nothing.
if the community wants money for social programs, let the churches donate. looks like meeks is doing pretty good for himself.

4/13/2008 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can someone pleaze tell Mr WEIS he is going about everything all wrong.
as the crime climbs higher and higher, what is he going to do to address the problem?

4/13/2008 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Greg Insley unit153/376

You need some help, please seek it!

PS Your getting full pay, quit bitching like a little girl!

4/13/2008 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two Gun Pete was agreat cop and did great work. But if he did the same stuff today he would be under a 128 count federal indictment!

Policing has gone away. If somebody spits in your face and you punch him back, your wrong. The guy may have A.I.D.S., TB Hepatitis or any number of diseases but your wrong.

The handcuffs are now on the police and their police tactics. The Reverends, the Gang Bangers and the Criminals, not to mention the sue happy attornys ALL WON.

Now go out there and do a case report or two but that is about it.

4/13/2008 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Richie Scotchbreath, who won the pin the tail on Lt. Roche contest at TR's last night? Last we heard it was tied at 5 00 am.

4/13/2008 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sat morning 3rd district desk sgt gets a call from a po on days needing 8 hrs. Sgt asks why, po says hes sick. Sgt says you just cant call you might have to come in. Sgt says you sound fine to me. Sgt refers him to wc who sends someone to his house. They smell alcohol on his breath. Hes ordered to blow and stripped.

4/13/2008 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good idea...no white gloves at st jude pass it along.. word around the districts is that it is seriously catching on as a silent protest of j fed and the mayor

4/13/2008 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

# stop having kids if you don't have a stable family structure
* yes, that means TWO parents

Come on SCC you know that's a racial comment......How dare you !!!

Once again you are absolutely right
though.

4/13/2008 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just have the Mayor turn Chicago into a Vanilla City! That will work.

Hell, if the New Orleans Mayor can have a Chocolate City, as he said it, why can't we have a Vanilla City?

4/13/2008 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just bring back Frank Collins to the MArquette Park Area! It was nice and quiet then!

4/13/2008 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO AMOUNT OF MONEY, NO AMOUNT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, NO AMOUNT OF INTERVENTION IS GOING TO CHANGE 5 GENERATIONS OF THE SAME OLD STUFF, NOTHING AND I SAY NOTHING WILL.

IT IS GOING TO BE THIS TALK STUFF OVER AND OVER AGAIN LIKE IT HAS BEEN FOR THE LAST 5 DECADES IN THIS CITY AND NOTHING HAS IMPROVED THEN AND I WILL WAGER MY YEAR'S SALARY NOTHING WITH CHANGE THE FUTURE.

THE SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND FREE MONEY IS NOW AN ENTITLEMENT AND NOT A SERVICE.

4/13/2008 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The black community praises such people as Al Sharpton, Rev. Wright, Rev Jackson and every other preacher of hate and tales of woes. I say cut off all the give-a-way programs in Illinois. Watch how fast our problems end up going to Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana!

4/13/2008 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call in all the gang bangers in for a paid summit. All of them from the little guys to the high ranking ones.

The nuke the hell out of the place!

4/13/2008 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg Insley unit153/376, hey you little sissy, quit crying. You should be indicted for all the other stuff that happened at SOS. Be glad your not in the joint and getting full pay. Nobody is crying for you.

4/13/2008 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does any one know why the U.S. Attorny's Office has asked the CPD to review hundreds of cases that charges have been rejected by the Cook County States Attorny's Office?

The cases going back several years include Murders, Agg. Batt and Sex cases.

Oh Shit, sorry I think I was to keep this as a secret!

4/13/2008 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The next time one of these panels solve the problem wil be the first time.

4/13/2008 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beyond ridiculous. Keep catering to these losers. Doesn't he realize how incensed the average tax-paying law-abiding citizen feels? Oh, but who the fuck cares about us? He doesn't.

The world is upside down my friends (opening the Pepcid).

4/13/2008 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok 43X stop crying to anyone that will listen that you should be a captain. It's getting really old. Be happy for Gibson!

4/13/2008 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous the truth said...

Answer Bill Cosby...Thank You come again

4/13/2008 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Greg Insley;

I too have been in your shoes. I was stripped and not accused of anything. I was lucky and I hired the best lawyer money could buy.
The IAD don't want to reverse anything they do because of the legal ramifications of doing so. I won in court and I won big time. Do you know that the city paid me over 4 years worth of pay and no one ever said "I'm sorry we were wrong!" Go after the bastards agressivley and don't settle for anything less than what you deserve and you will win! I will pray for you every night.

The revolver police

4/13/2008 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a CTA vehicle today equiped with the new computer system that streams real-time info showing locations of all the buses and trains. Did I miss something? Wasnt the CTA crying about being broke needing money for maintanence and equipment?

---------------------------

You can now see that it will take you one hour to travel 6 miles on the EL. bwahahahaaa

We need transit on the southside, and improvements with the decrepit el, bus routes, etc and what do they do? they get this "technology." Thanks, Ronnie.

4/13/2008 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know this guy?
___________________________________

A Chicago police veteran has been named Hazel Crest's police chief.

Thomas Folliard was appointed to the post last week by a committee formed to pick a new leader for the south suburban police force. Folliard worked for the Chicago Police Department for 31 years and held leadership positions with Chicago's Emergency Management and Communications office and the Cook County sheriff's police.

4/13/2008 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I work and make, the more they take. You want to stop the senseless violence in the city, you want to fix the budget. STOP catering to all these blood suckers that live in this city and continue and will always abuse and take advantage of the system. SSI, food stamps, public aid, assisted living, breaks on electric, phone, gas, rent, baby sitting check OH MY!!! I want to puke living in this shithole city and working on this fucked up department that cares nothing about its employees.

Hey rev's and pastors that are protesting yet again tonight about another child being shot. Guns don't kill people, the reckless savage pulling the trigger, kills people. the bad guys will be able to obtain guns no matter what gun laws you pass. the only people you will be putting in harms way in the good law abiding citizen.

4/13/2008 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A camel is a horse designed by a "Panel"

4/13/2008 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the country folk cling to guns and religion as Mr Obama stated, I ask him are they killing one and other? Are they killing each other over a turkey neck?
For the last forty or so years I've listened to all the BS coming out of this city's religous leaders to end the violence. Guess what it's gotten worse. To much religion I guess. Ask All the reverands.

4/13/2008 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sat morning 3rd district desk sgt gets a call from a po on days needing 8 hrs. Sgt asks why, po says hes sick. Sgt says you just cant call you might have to come in. Sgt says you sound fine to me. Sgt refers him to wc who sends someone to his house. They smell alcohol on his breath. Hes ordered to blow and stripped.

The P.O. should have went on the medical instead calling for 8.

4/13/2008 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This one goes out to :
4/13/2008 05:45:00 PM

You are a crude MF'r to say something like that to a kid that has more heart then you will ever have . He was not crying he was just relating the facts . Greg placed his name on the post , where's your name tuff guy ? You would never post your name because you hide behind the mouse on your computer. If you have the balls , post again with your name. I'll bet that you have about three years on the dept. and you work in a ghetto dist. and think your the real police. You need to get in touch with yourself . Some day it might be you. ASSHOLE !!!!!

Good Luck Greg , I hope you beat it .

4/13/2008 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger ShavedLongcock said...

This may help you with who Two Gun Pete Was.

Quincy Jones Interviewed
Music Impresario / Motion Picture Movie Star
October 28, 2000
London, England


You were born in Chicago. What was your life like when you were a child?

Quincy Jones: We were in the heart of the ghetto in Chicago during the Depression, and every block -- it was probably the biggest black ghetto in America -- every block -- it also is the spawning ground probably for every gangster, black and white, in America too. So, we were around all of that. We saw that every day. There was a policeman named Two Gun Pete, a black policeman, who used to shoot teenagers in the back every weekend and everything happened there all the time. A gang on every street: the Vagabonds, the Giles HC, the Scorpions, and just on and on. In each gang they had the dukes and duchesses, junior and senior, which accommodated everybody in the neighborhood. That was the whole idea, for unity, really. Our biggest struggle every day was we were either running from gangs or with gangs. And it was just getting to school and back home. Because if your parents aren't home all day, you know, it's a notorious trek. I still have the medals here from the switchblade through my hand, pinned to a tree. I had an ice pick here in the temple one time. But, when you're young, nothing harms you, nothing scares you or anything. You don't know any better. And in the summertime -- the schools were the roughest schools probably in America. I saw teachers getting hurt and maimed and everything every day, and it was everyday stuff.
______________________________

Two Gun Pete was one of the toughest cops in Chicago. He was black and worked the black areas. He woould tell criminals he stopped on the street to show up at the police station at a certain time to be arrested and they did. They feared Two Gun Pete.

4/13/2008 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OBAMA'a wife may be on leave from her position at the U of C but what they don't report is that she is on PAID LEAVE. Over $300,000.00 a yr paid leave.

And shouldn't each presidential candidate return their Senator Salary? We are paying these three idiots over $150,000 a yr to run for president.


The rich get richer!

4/13/2008 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re:

Anonymous said...
Just bring back Frank Collins to the MArquette Park Area! It was nice and quiet then!

4/13/2008 05:31:00 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LOL Frank COllins ran the Marquette Park White Power Organization in the 1970's and was arrested on federal charges on bullshit child porn charges to close up his Marquette Park office. He got screwed!

4/13/2008 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note to Mr. Insley:

Your opinion that a snitch is worse than a thief is a MAJOR problem.
Don't you get it?
If just one of your SOS buddies had had enough INTEGRITY and done the right thing and reported a fellow SOS officer's criminal behavior.
Only one SOS officer would be going to jail instead of ...???

"I will be placed back into a district where other officers will talk behind my back and say don't work with him, he is a thief or worse a snitch."

4/13/2008 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I wonder if Michelle Obama gets a slice of this pie? She works for U of C, ya know."


For the U of C Medical school not the panel...

No slice of pie-and you can appoint all the panels/studies/forums you want- until grant money gets approved- it's all volunteer stuff...

4/13/2008 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg,

Hold your head high and stay strong. You're not alone. Try to maintain some perspective and focus on your family.

Please know you don't have to face this alone. Call the good folks at Professional Counseling/EAP 312-747-5492. It's confidential and will be helpful. Real police take care of their own.

God Bless,

An old friend

4/13/2008 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a two gun Olinberger!!!!

4/13/2008 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous "re: 2-gun pete" said...

"Two-Gun Pete" was Officer SYLVESTER WASHINGTON.

He worked 47th St. & South Parkway (now MLK Dr.) foot in the old WABASH (Fifth District now 002) when the station house was on the southwest corner of 48th St. and Wabash Ave.

Suffice to say, this CPD legend was definitely "old school".

4/13/2008 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's Tommy?????

A famliy member of mine works at at downtwon restaurant. The other day Sneed was having lunch there. She was overheard talking about how Jody doesn't even return her phone calls and a lot of her sources at 35th street have dried up. She mentioned "Tommy" and said "he's tops" but that he no longer works at 35th street but now is the "boss at O"Hare."
Who is this snitch "Tommy'
Anybody knows. Watch want you say to him, its a direct line to
"Sneed".......

4/13/2008 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sad that you have chosen to censor the common sense thread that I posted earlier regarding "snitching" in this Department. Thanks for contributing to the downfall of this career. By all means, keep perpetuating the gangbanger mentality that so many of us pretend is so awful, yet far too many of us fall victim to.

I have no pride at all in this star any longer. I've seen to many "hero's" that aren't..

4/13/2008 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Does anyone know this guy?

Tom Folliard was a commander in 009 and a street deputy for a long time, retired about 5 years ago. Southside guy, pretty decent to coppers from what I remember.

4/13/2008 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You say Drappy . He is NO doubt the dumbest fuckin' merit Sgt ever made . He must have been doing some Oral on exempts . This is one dumb fuck.

4/11/2008 07:42:00 AM

It is not his fault: he's polish.

4/13/2008 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Does anyone know this guy?
___________________________________

A Chicago police veteran has been named Hazel Crest's police chief.

Thomas Folliard was appointed to the post last week by a committee formed to pick a new leader for the south suburban police force. Folliard worked for the Chicago Police Department for 31 years and held leadership positions with Chicago's Emergency Management and Communications office and the Cook County sheriff's police.

4/13/2008 09:14:00 PM

He collected a paycheck. Work? probabley not.

4/13/2008 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those that want to know about "Two-Gun Pete", GOOGLE "Sylvester Washington" and "gun pete". You'll come up with over thirty hits.

4/13/2008 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are not a Chicago Police Officer and you are looking to start a career in Law Enforcement DO NOT TEST FOR CHICAGO. You will regret it later. You are treated like garbage from day one by the department and the city. The suburbs and other cities usually welcome those interested in joining their departments. Chicago is not the place to be the real police no matter what some people might try to tell you!!!

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As the son of a Chicago Police Officer I wanted to be the police. Like many others I tested everywhere and hoped to get on anywhere ... some take the suburban job until the Chicago Police job comes through.

I like so many others did exactly this and got hired in the burbs and then CPD shortly after. The most difficult decision I ever made was turning the Chicago Police Dept down and staying in the burbs.

I always wanted to be a Chicago Police Officer and proudly wear my father's star. If I have any regrets that is the only one. I am fortunate to work in a fairly busy Police Dept. If I can live his legacy I will bring his love for policework and dedication to "the job", as he so affectionately refers to it, to the burbs.

I feel for all of you in the Chicago Police Dept. As the son of a Chicago Police Officer, I witnessed it first hand...Forced to live in the city, the job is hard enough, the demands on your time, the stresses on you, your family. The 2nd and 3rd side jobs to pay private school tuition ... add to that the current pension dilemma, the lack of leadership, the lack of support from above.

The reward for my Dad and so many others like him was the JOB, the camaradarie - the cops he worked with, the humor, the jokes ... they worked together, laughed together and unfortunately cried together ... the love of the job and the pride of serving the Chicago Police Dept.

Unfortunately, those days are LONG GONE and I'm afraid that it may only get worse.

Stay safe my brothers and sisters in blue...work for that 20 year escape hatch...50% is better than 0%

Fraternally yours

BurbCop

4/13/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Folliard worked in 009 over 10 years ago. Great boss. Always looked out for the working police.

4/13/2008 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know this guy?
___________________________________

A Chicago police veteran has been named Hazel Crest's police chief.

Thomas Folliard was appointed to the post last week by a committee formed to pick a new leader for the south suburban police force. Folliard worked for the Chicago Police Department for 31 years and held leadership positions with Chicago's Emergency Management and Communications office and the Cook County sheriff's police.

4/13/2008 09:14:00 PM


19th ward sponsored southside irish phony bullshit artist. folliard never met an ass he wouldn't kiss if there was something in it for him. big schmoozer. was heavy at cpd. was liaison with fbi, promoted to lieutenant, maybe captain (?), dc 09(?). left cpd as a deputy chief. went to oemc, went to sheriffs dept, all places where you have to be connected to get in. got them bullshitted in hazel crest. high school education, no degree, but can charm the stripes off a tiger and the pants off a lady. huge phony. smile in your face, stab you in the back. and there will be 100 southside irish pukes that will tell you he is a great guy. has them bullshitted too. supposedly has a seriously ill family member.

4/13/2008 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumer has is that in response to the 11 April 2008 Suntimes Article "Answers to Youth Violence" which states that most likely youth violence stems from single mother homes and that 75-80%of youth offenders have prior arrest records. King J-Fed has announced that he will have all single police officers marry the ghetto single moms and hiz Honor and Prince Blago have placed into effect a stop arrest order on anyone 18 and under. This tripod braintrust have come to the conclusion that if there are no single ghetto moms and if there are no prior arrest than youth violent crime will be erased. J-fed was quoted as saying "We're not jumping to conclusions we are in this position because we know better than anyone else and know what is good for our lemmings, I mean society."

4/14/2008 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry the above P.O. Insley feels that his life is destroyed by whatever is going on with that SOS crap, but one thing that glared out at me was " he is a thief or WORSE A SNITCH".

Just a thought here, but isn't a police officer supposed to do something about criminal actions, I mean besides turn your back to them when it is another PO doing it. I see a huge problem with our entire police culture when the PO who tells the truth is looked down on more than the PO who breaks the law. More gangbanger mentality!

4/13/2008 09:13:00 AM

Another ex. boys and girls of who is on the blog. Not the police!

4/14/2008 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know this guy?
___________________________________

A Chicago police veteran has been named Hazel Crest's police chief.

Thomas Folliard was appointed to the post last week by a committee formed to pick a new leader for the south suburban police force. Folliard worked for the Chicago Police Department for 31 years and held leadership positions with Chicago's Emergency Management and Communications office and the Cook County sheriff's police.

Yes, one of the best bosses this job had in along time, sadly his ilk have moved on and will not be replaced. Good for him!

4/14/2008 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the end Two Gun Pete had a bar. If you had a drink with him and he liked you. He would pull out a photo album filled with pictures of all the men he killed in his time. He is definitely in the top ten for all time legends/best coppers of CPD.

4/14/2008 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous 95/6A! said...

"GI", there is a ton of people who are on your side! Those that know you, all know what youre like and what happned. You are being punished for the sins of a few. Its going to take some time, but it will all blow over! I'll work with you again, anywhere, anytime! (The car on the RR tracks in 004!)
P.S. Answer YOUR phone once and a while!

4/14/2008 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Note to Mr. Insley:
Your opinion that a snitch is worse than a thief is a MAJOR problem.
Don't you get it?
If just one of your SOS buddies had had enough INTEGRITY and done the right thing and reported a fellow SOS officer's criminal behavior.
Only one SOS officer would be going to jail instead of ...???)


Maybe so... but his name and career with the cpd would be done. Obviously you never were a worker in a REAL district...

4/14/2008 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Note to Mr. Insley:
Your opinion that a snitch is worse than a thief is a MAJOR problem.
Don't you get it?
If just one of your SOS buddies had had enough INTEGRITY and done the right thing and reported a fellow SOS officer's criminal behavior.
Only one SOS officer would be going to jail instead of ...???)


Maybe so... but his name and career with the cpd would be done. Obviously you never were a worker in a REAL district...

Oh now I get it. If I was a worker in a real District I'd be happy as pie working next to Corey FLAGG, Broderick JONES, Pacman, etc.
Or maybe not.

Don't you understand that every crooked copper makes the job of honest coppers 10 times harder and 10 times more dangerous?

4/14/2008 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry the above P.O. Insley feels that his life is destroyed by whatever is going on with that SOS crap, but one thing that glared out at me was " he is a thief or WORSE A SNITCH".

Just a thought here, but isn't a police officer supposed to do something about criminal actions, I mean besides turn your back to them when it is another PO doing it. I see a huge problem with our entire police culture when the PO who tells the truth is looked down on more than the PO who breaks the law. More gangbanger mentality!

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I guess at your job in the corporate world when you backstab someone its ok. But out in the real world of being the police, your life in on the line, and being a Rat can get you killed.

4/14/2008 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Does anyone know this guy?
___________________________________

A Chicago police veteran has been named Hazel Crest's police chief.

Thomas Folliard



ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!???

Does anyone know if they take a lateral move? Tommy Folliard is your boss - you are in the company of a great guy, a cops cop, and a prince of a boss.

Good for you Hazel Crest!

4/14/2008 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I do now is case reports & contact cards.

4/14/2008 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Murphy40pct.

You're making an assumption that too many whites make about blacks. That all blacks think alike. That is where the problem begins when you encounter blacks on the street. You approach a black person that is not a knucklehead like you would a gangbanger on the street,and you wonder why that pisses off that individual. Secondly, stop believing that all blacks believe everything Revs. Sharpton,Jackson state. You mentioned Minister Farrakhan, you need to find out his views on teen pregnancy,having children out-of-wedlock,gangbanging,drug use,welfare before you comment. You made those comments because you keep on repeating a mantra that is clueless.

4/14/2008 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell cares if they rename Wrigley Field? The Cubs & their fans SUCK anyway!

4/14/2008 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Folliard was a commander in 009 and a street deputy for a long time, retired about 5 years ago.

I worked for Tom twice, once when he was a Lt and again when he made commander...I better boss there may have never been ( and NO I'm NOT IRISH!)

It was a huge loss when he left us...but he saw the writting on the wall and where the department was going...anyone who says a bad thing about him did'nt know the man ... backed up his guys 110%. Sue he had political friends, but thats how he kept the heat off his PO's who would break down walls for the guy..... The burbs are lucky..... we lost a good one.

4/14/2008 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry the above P.O. Insley feels that his life is destroyed by whatever is going on with that SOS crap, but one thing that glared out at me was " he is a thief or WORSE A SNITCH".

Just a thought here, but isn't a police officer supposed to do something about criminal actions, I mean besides turn your back to them when it is another PO doing it. I see a huge problem with our entire police culture when the PO who tells the truth is looked down on more than the PO who breaks the law. More gangbanger mentality!

4/13/2008 09:13:00 AM

Fuck off civilian!!!

4/14/2008 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

G.I.

keep the faith & hang in there...
Ill work with you any day! Dont let the spineless pukes on this blog get to you...they dont know what weve been through and dont know they real way things are. Nor do they know what it means to stand by your brother in blue!
Keep your head up!!!
your old 153 locker neighbor!!!

4/14/2008 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg I.

Hold your head up and know that you got caught up in a "witch hunt" and until they are absolutely sure they will keep you hanging and guessing and stressing. Who know who is next and why but it is what it is and what can anyone do?

Good luck to you bro.....

Former 153 (that got out before the shit storm set in)

4/14/2008 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I KNOW WHY...I'M JUST ANOTHER NON-MINORITY WORKING TWO JOBS TO SCRAPE BY WHILE THE DREGS OF THIS SOCIETY LIVE EVERY DAY LIKE IT'S MARDI GRAS.

4/13/2008 02:20:00 AM

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/14/2008 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of UIC i got a question...their Police...are they the police???

4/14/2008 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TWO GUN PETE:

Some say it was a myth.......

Some say he was a legend ........

Some say his pupils were red......

Some say he had two guns but the women knew different..............

Some say as he pulled them six shooters out he would ask" One lump or two?" then pummel away!!!

Some say he was black as night and hung as horse...............

Some say he would tug on supermans cape and he would spit into the wind................

Some say he was a ladies man but no lady's man...................

Some say ........Oh the hell with it!

4/14/2008 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You 62% have no authority to complain about anything the FOP does or does not do. You didn't bother to vote you 62% so screw you. When the two tiered pension is in place and the screwing of our pension is in stone you will all be crying and screaming. It will be too late then. you should have sent in that ballot. Imagine if the FOP had close to 100% response in that election, now THAT would have sent a totally different message to the City.

Instead, 62% of you were too busy to send in an envelope that already had a stamp on it. Shame shame shame. You have showed the City and everyone how much you really care. Actions speak louder than words and you 62% of officers who are non voters have spoken loudly indeed.
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O.K....We want 4-10's...you say impossible...Gotta do the 6-day week...FOP seems to ask us what we want and then disregard it. Then, you have the nerve to criticize blue shirts after you got into office? Thanks for our 1.1% backpay. Can you get us 1.2 if we waive our benefits?
People didn't know the canidates...that's why you're back in...congrats...you've become the dem. party in Chicago.
Political hog...it's our fault you don't get the job done...Bend over in front of city hall!!! Did Mike Mette get his envelope in Iowa? TOOL!!!

4/14/2008 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boo - hoo Greg, this time you had a slip in, so hang your partner out to dry.....I'll bet you appreciated being put on the arrest at the time so you could keep your numbers in the "prestigious" SOS outfit, and know for a fact that that was how it was always done. Was your slip turned in to secretary, or did you give it to the sergeant with the expectation of it being held? Don't expect a pity party, you played the game and are losing, don't be a rat,just go down with the rest of the ship!

4/14/2008 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...100 southside Irish pukes..."

Whoa. Slow down Shirley.

4/14/2008 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In regards to snitching, I know officer Insley was refering to officers bending the rules in front of him, such as eating out of the district or taking 45 minutes for lunch or milking a job and etc.... I know this officer first hand and if he would had first hand knowledge that officers were commiting crimes in front of him or involving him he would told them about it; or kicked the shit out of them for putting him in harms way and tarnishing the department. That's his nature. He would of had no problem telling on a officer if he saw crimes being commited because he was/is extremly dedicated to his job and actually cares about what people think of him and how people view the police. He has no problem saying stuff to your face when you were fcking up or being stupid. I know this officers integrity is rock solid and would have done the right thing. I hope this clears things up for those of you who don't know this officer, I felt compelled to defend his character/honor because thats what friends do. Good luck GI, I hope things work out. A true friend.

4/14/2008 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to know when our constitution added the phrase "help the non working do nothings"!
This is f&*&^^%% B.S.. When this country was founded it was work or die, It should be the same today!
WE ARE NOT LEGALLY OR CONSTITUTIONALLY COMMITTED TO HELP THE HELPLESS. THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED OPN HARD WORK AND BLOOD, LET IT BE NOW!!!

4/14/2008 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO ALL THE ASSHOLES PUTTING DOWN INSLEY FUCK YOU , HOW DID HE KNOW THAT THEY WERE DOING ANYTHING ILLEGAL WHEN HE WASN'T THERE?
HE WASN'T IN THE BAR THAT WAS ON TAPE AND HE DIDN'T WORK WITH ANY OF THE INDICTED OFFICERS HE WAS ON SWAT SO KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT FIRST ASSHOLES.
STAY STRONG GREG.

FROM EX SOS GUY AND NO IM NOT INDICTED EITHER ASSHOLES!

4/15/2008 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/14/2008 07:47:00 AM

Here is what i don't get. ALOT of people in government steal. Especially in this city. Barrack slept with that sleeze bag Rezko. Daley's people have always robbed this city. Blagojevich let his guys run wild and the same game goes on in Washington. Where is the integrity there?? If it isn't there why would it be here?? That all factors into why a snitch is worse than a thief. Not because stealing is the right thing to do when you become a P.O. It's just everywhere in our government and it goes unchecked. So why be shocked when a P.O. tries to get a piece of the pie. Compared to some dumb ass who thinks he is God's gift because he drops dimes on some piss ant copper (unless you can better explain the motivation of a snitching cop). You want to save the world start at the top and work your way down. Jones was a gangster with a badge and crew. That's alot more than a P.O. with sticky fingers. I'll work with a thief any day of the weak over a snitch. I would have more faith in that thief after an edgy shooting or anything else than i would a snitch. We all know how easy something can go bad even with good intentions. You don't have to steal just because they do.

4/15/2008 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to the iad website and you will find the 11 reasons for the department stripping you. Forget the first 10, the 11 one says it all...and anything else we feel like stripping you for.

4/15/2008 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Speaking of UIC i got a question...their Police...are they the police???

4/14/2008 02:54:00 PM

I hate to break the news to you, but...we are not the only police department in the state...or in the city for that matter

4/15/2008 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First Off, I was in SOS when all this competition between the 2 watches was going on, The Lt. J>B. was insistant on being the best watch at all and any expenses, then the crew started their extra crap, GUNS GUNS GUNS, I'm old school, stop cars and people and you will get a gun the right way, not the Bullshit, Seeing an FOID card in a guys wallet and then go hunting, When guys buy big expensive Harleys and have big SUV's and big mortgages, well what do you expect, go do home invasions, like that little RAT, Keith Herrera, Jake micro- managed his Sgts. and they were fed up with the Crew that wipped Jakes Ass for him, When you think you are the best at Bullshit it was surely going to happen, SOS back in the day did great work, but the pressures put on young coppers to get heads caused this problem, now disband the unit and you have big crime increases, no day manpower at Special Functions, they have them doing stupid homeland security checks on buildings, this is just ruining good working cops who can't do police work anymore because of the so called biggest scandal in the departments history, Boy, they don;t know scandal, what about the 18th district when Brasch ran it, or the 15th district with Thanasaurus, or Marquette 10, more will come about, lets re capsure the streets before cops get hurt, and move on, Fuck the guys that did wrong, step up to the plate and take your punishment. you all that got indicted knew what the chances were and look in the mirror and see yourselfs, you guys FUCKED up the job, and now FUCK YOU.

4/15/2008 09:25:00 PM  

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