Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Observations

Take them with a grain of salt:
  • As noted by numerous commentators, having the bosses work weekend evenings sure cleaned up a lot of crime, didn't it?
  • One of the wildest theories we've seen on this site, noted by a number of commentators and conspiracy theorists, could Cease Fire be using "undue influence" to fan the flames of conflict in order to restore their $12 million budget? We doubted they had that much impact on stopping the violence before - we doubt they could muster any sort of support for increasing it.
  • Does anyone think the lack of an SOS, Gangs South, West, North or Task Force type unit going out and sweeping the corners has anything to do with the recent up-tick in aggravated batteries? TRU is not that unit, never was that unit and in light of the downsizing coming up, won't be that unit.
  • Event numbers are NOT police work, no matter what downtown says.
Discuss.

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90 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cameras, plan and simple. There is no more pushing the law to the edge to be able to perform for you bosses and to do a good job.

Everyone is in fear of getting caught on camera. I am not talking about breaking the law and getting caught. I am talking about doing your job through the guidelines but a mistake or something that one person says is to much and another does not and you get fucked for.

The Acad has done wonders "training" us on the cameras. Two days of training= 1/4 time spent on how the camera actually works and 3/4ths telling everyone about not fucking up on the job anymore because you will be launched

4/21/2008 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the crime should be reduced in the 005th dist this weekend. they have SGT. Boffo & SGT. Kennedy now to micro manage the troops. these two SGT.'s really kmow how to crack the whip. how soon before an ebay store is built within the station?

4/21/2008 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Event Numbers will prevent several homicides this summer. So the more we generate the more lives will be saved. So keep pulling the numbers and maybe the mayor will let us avoid arbitration and give us the contract we deserve for pulling all those event numbers. And when I drink beer I drink 2Xs because I have my bump card!

4/21/2008 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s simple: You have morale in this department the lowest I have seen it in my 15 years. You have the secular progressive liberal media that has beaten this department to the ground. You have this dictator of a Mayor that dictates police policies to cater to the media. You have these citizens that don’t want us to do our job. You tear apart SOS because of a few bad apples. I don’t care what anyone says these guys were aggressive and did the job. Now you think these guys want to do anything? These guys feel like I do, I am not putting my ass on the line anymore for a group of citizens that don’t appreciate us, politicians that can’t wait to hang us, and bosses come up with nonsense policies to help further there own agendas, and a mayor that don’t want to pay us. Bullshit event numbers for wolf packs don’t work!!!! I am not doing shit anymore. Parkers, movers, a curfew here and there, paper job here and there. No more proactive police work. 10 shit heads on the corner. You deal with it!!! Let them kill each other.

4/21/2008 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the lack of a gang unit is the reason. Why do you think they always bring it back under a different name and always bring back those same reliable people that have been doing that job for years.

4/22/2008 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9000 POLICE CAN'T DO THE WORK OF 13,500!

Very simple 200 recruits will go thru the police academy this year and 500-600 PO's and above will retire!

Our leadership has been letting this happen for years. We are losing the valuable experiance and replacing it with kids who don't know whats going on.

WHEN WILL CITIZEN OUTCRY DO SOMETHING FOR US? WE NEED MANPOWER!
BLAME THE JUDGES WHO DON'T SENTENCE!
STATES ATTY'S WHO DON'T PROSECUTE!!!!

4/22/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a unit like SOS back. They did the dirty work. They would come in and round up the sh*t bags and take them off the street for the night.
The gangbangers might not have realized it, but i would bet those actions saved many of their lives. It might not have been totally "legal" but when it comes to saving lives and cleaning up communities sometimes these laws and rights need to be put on the back burner.
In our district now the gangs freely walk around sporting their colors and everything, and there's pretty much nothing we can do about it. It's sad.

The prob now is that nobody is going to put their job, paycheck, and freedom on the line to lock these assholes up. And why should we. The public gives us no support and the Supt is looking to fire anybody that doesn't have their shoe's shined. It's such a crazy time and unlike any other.

If you're on a tact/gang team, i know the bosses want you to go out and round up some of these bangers, but don't put your job on the line for a sgt/Lt that will surely walk away from you. Go back to the watch and write your parkers and case reports and hopefully you'll enjoy your pension some day.

4/22/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These gangbangers have way to many rights. If they are in a certain gang territory, wearing the colors etc., and you know they are in a gang we should be able to stop them and go through. That should be the prob cause.
City has to seriously wise up and give us more leeway. We can't go out there and aggresively work with the fear of getting sued and/or fired for going through some gangbanger/hype. Until those changes are made, i won't put my ass/job on the line. Sorry city of chicago enjoy your soaring crime rate.

4/22/2008 12:12:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

Let the psuedo reverands, politicos and media reap what they have sown. Let the "Thin Blue Line" stay safe above all.

4/22/2008 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well SCC a recent prominent study conducted at the University of Chicago's National Opininion Research Center conclusively indicates that a strong,well trained and pro-active police presence COULD deter criminal activity.

4/22/2008 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really do crack me up,you are ABSOLUTELY BRILIAN NON-THE-LESS.

4/22/2008 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Downtown should realize that all event numbers say is "Yeah, I know what the problem is." Doesn't solve anything! Kinda like a radio GPS and nobody is where the event is happening unless a supervisor is calling an outdoor roll call or seatbelt enforcement. Too busy responding to baby mama drama and raising other peoples children.

4/22/2008 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when did you need an outside unit to "sweep the corners?" That was my job when I worked "my" beat. Well that stopped about 4 years ago for me; have at it, enjoy the carnage. We all predicted this summer would come and I'm loving it! Be safe.

4/22/2008 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

although effective, i don't think we can sweep corners, sub shops, taverns ......somthing about some amendment or another.
anyway, i wouln't want to be caught doing that on camera !

4/22/2008 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Curtin says;

Go out there and make "Wholesale Arrests", we'll worry about the beefs later!

Richard J. Daley says;

"Shoot to Kill", or just maim them. We will get a couple of school busses and take them all down to St. Louis for a one way field trip.

J-Fed says;

The numbers look like 1-2 years ago, I dunno, looks the same to me. (Now that man has talent!)

Richard M. Daley says;

It's dem guns killing everyone, we got to get rid of dem guns. Too many guns, we need more laws, higher fines, more bike paths. Where is my kool aid?

4/22/2008 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is WE CANT BE THE FUCKING POLCE ANY MORE!!! They send us messages every day!! We hear "Rule 14 Rule 14 over and over! Cops are getting money taken out of their pockets by juries for nothing! We watch the news and it's over! The bosses are out for themselves and contradict themselves everyday! Our FOP says nothing, but gives themselves a raise while we get nothing and the worst is yet to come in the next contract. It's truely very sad, but unfortunately past the point of no return!

4/22/2008 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have absolutely no intelligence coming from the streets, and very few bosses left with the knack and knowledge to develop it, and better yet, know what to do with it when they get it. Even if it was developed, there is absolutely no place to disseminate this information for action.

Cline and Co. drove most of the old fashioned street cops/ bosses into retirement, or put them into obscure watch commander jobs in districts.

In the old days, Gang Specialists and the Homicide Detectives would know the main reasons for the violence, often knowing where and when it was going to happen before it did, and the players to be targeted.

There are maybe three or four left in the entire department with this capability, and for the most part, they're buried... Resurrect a couple of these old "warhorses" put out to pasture, and listen to them! They know what needs to be done, how to do it, and have always been innovative in their methods.

If not, wait til July and August, if you think this is bad.

4/22/2008 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You reap what you sow...You took away our teeth and more importantly our discretion. Now as the weather turns warm and they realize we can't fight back anymore we can do what I decided upon months ago. WATCHING THIS CITY BURN DOWN AROUND DALY, WEIS, AND STROGERS EARS!

4/22/2008 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CNN.com headline in US section:

32 shot, 6 die, in violent Chicago weekend

4/22/2008 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean that when TRU locks up one person on a FRI night for a bag of weed and spends 2 hours doing the paperwork...it isn't helping?

And i thought an event number solves all problems. You mean when i get an event number for an outdoor roll call and down 20% of my district...it doesn't work?

Hmmm.

4/22/2008 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Event numbers are NOT police work, no matter what downtown says.

AMEN BROTHER!!!!

and tru is definitley not SOS and never will be

4/22/2008 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1000 homicides this yr,heard it here 1st.keep up the good work j-Fed.Don't you have po's to strip for something from 10yrs ago?

4/22/2008 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City does not want you to "sweep" corners anymore because everybody on those corner's are honor students and choir boys remember?? Oh...wait that isn't necessary now because we have cameras......nevermind.

4/22/2008 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Richie

What did you expect when you allow the media to bash us, and bring in a professional police hunter as our superintendent, and a professional police hater as head of IPRA?

Its going to get worse, why should we work and get stripped or worse?

Leadership in this department ends at lieutenant and captain. You haven't promoted a natural leader to exempt in years.

Most of them that got shot this weekend, needed to get shot. I got my dispersal, and two parkers tonight, and thats all you get from me. Let the inmates have the zoo.

A mayor with no balls promotes a superintendent with no balls, who then appoints his exempts on the word of who? He didn't know anyone, and there sure are a whole lot more impressive resume's out there than those that got the spots.

Business as usual. Will crime be the undoing of Richie just as snow undid Bilandic?

Who cares? 6 more years of two parkers a night, and it looks likes boatloads more of yellow tape for you.

Stay safe, and protect you and yours!

4/22/2008 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open Letter to Supt. Jody Weis,
I have been on this job going on 18 years..I have worked in the worst neighborhoods in the city..I have worked in Gangs North AKA SOS and let me tell you something...all bullshit aside...I am well aware of the Jerome Finnigan disaster....there is a reason that happened plain and simple...I will tell it like it is...no bullshit...The reason Jerry Finnigan got so out of control was basically due to the fact that Matt Tobias was for a time Commander of SOS and put the screws to E Fred Bosse and John Baranowski...he forced them out..Matt wanted to have SWAT and Fred wanted to leave the HBT unit as it was...Matt got pissed at Fred for not "jumping" on the SWAT bandwagon saying that SOS could have gotten a ton of $$ for SWAT..Fred wanted his HBT team the way it was...SO......Matt Tobias forced Fred out as well as John Baranowski which allowed Jake Blake and Ricardo Mancha in as the W/C's...two people who Jerry worked with as patrolmen...they were all friends and Jerry could do no wrong...not only were they friends with Jerry...Tobias worked with them as patrolmen...so they were all in the same club!! Thus now Jerry Finnigan had free reign to do what he pleased!! If Fred Bosse and John Baranowski were there NONE of this would have happened...NO WAY!! All this is being said to let people know why this really happened....it had not been going on for 10 years etc...This bullshit started when Matt Tobias took over and ran Fred and the Baran out...plain and simple...ask anyone who worked in SOS...Supt. Weis...You need a unit like SOS back...not only did you have a ton of hard working police officers there ...you had a ton of experience in that unit..police officers who were told to go into an area and take care of business...not arrest "pissers / drinkers" but to seek out criminals and bring them to justice...You had the Best of the Best there plain and simple, Hands Down..The Best working police officers in the city.You want to stop crime or put a hurting on it? Bring back a SOS or Strike Force type of unit...Yah the Mayor or Politicians will say "Wait, you have TRU"...Tru can't do the job...never did and never will be able to...they don't have the experience or the knowledge that the officers in SOS had...There were seasoned veteran officers in SOS/Gangs...warriors....not pussies...not officers with shit in their blood...fighting machines...You had instant results..if you needed a gas team to deploy they were there in a matter of minutes...if you needed crowd control HBT was there in minutes..not hours...if there was a shots fired at the police...you had officers there like rabid dogs...saliva dripping from their mouth to catch the bad guy(s) not kids without a clue....Supt. Weis...get ready for a battle...you have no idea what you are in for...Summer has not begun yet...You will not only be on the hot seat...you'll be thrown into the fire...get ready...Bring back SOS or a similar unit...the city needs it...you can have a unit of 150 officers...like SOS used to be...the best....and put them into battle...they will get the job done and you'll look like a 4 star general.Also Bring back Fred Bosse...highly respected man...very smart and nobody lied to or disobeyed Fred...He ran that unit like a top....none of the Jerry Finnigan shit would have happened if he was there...NEVER

4/22/2008 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is that there are cameras everywhere, morale is low, and folks don't feel like getting sued for making a pinch. Its just safer and easier to do the paper after pookie is shot than it is to stick your neck out on camera to try and solve a social problem only to get a cr#, and get sued.

4/22/2008 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone think the lack of an SOS, Gangs South, West, North or Task Force type unit going out and sweeping the corners has anything to do with the recent up-tick in aggravated batteries? TRU is not that unit, never was that unit and in light of the downsizing coming up, won't be that unit.

No, when TRU was sweeping corners we called them pimps, etc for bs pinches, now people call for those very pinches, which is it? the problem is they don't want us to be the police, don't put hands on people, don't be proactive, it may end in a lawsuit. The only difference between the old Task Force, SOS etc and now is, the department had your back then, wanted you to be progressive, kick ass etc, now then don't, hence, lack of activity or proactive policeman... It is only going to get worse.

4/22/2008 04:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the crime should be reduced in the 005th dist this weekend. they have SGT. Boffo & SGT. Kennedy now to micro manage the troops. these two SGT.'s really kmow how to crack the whip. how soon before an ebay store is built within the station?

4/21/2008 11:39:00 PM


The only thing is theyw ill not be there for long they will be on the bus along with carroll and donnie and the rest! Hey why is that goofy dog guy at midway on days still going home comes in tells stupid jokes and leaves why does he not have a radio? I know he is clouted but dam on days no time on job and does whatever he wants!

4/22/2008 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is flop? donohuge you there? why the deafening silence? come on mark you demoted capparelli and now your quiet why? Let the boys up there have another smoke and drink more golf outings, use our money for more trips, get out of bed with daley mark stop being a pansy!

4/22/2008 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The real police"
Ha!
Fuck you lazy bastards.

4/22/2008 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the violence continues until they cry ucle and want us to do our job and pay us like that want us to do our job.

4/22/2008 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone think the lack of an SOS, Gangs South, West, North or Task Force type unit going out and sweeping the corners
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Can't be doing that sh!t no mo! Ya'll got no probable cause.

4/22/2008 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Pud must go.

When you have a boss who is more intent upon busting his own coppers rather that shooters on the street there is a crisis.

I blame the mayor. He chose the pud over experience and track record. The mayor needs to take the blame for once in his life.

Mayor Daley you screwed up in your choice. Admit it and fix it.

Policing in this city is a profession. Not a weight room or a "how do we look" runway.

4/22/2008 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LIBS TALK OUT BOTH SIDES OF THEIR MOUTHES........... LEAVE THE BROTHAS ALONE, STOP VIOLATING THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS..... FIGHT CRIME BY ENACTING MORE LAWS. FIGHT OR FLIGHT.. WHICH IS IT FOLKS ? I CHOOSE FLIGHT. NO LAWSUITS FOR ME, NO SUPE CRAWLING UP MY ASS. HEY MAYOR WHY DON'T YOU AND THE ALDERCREATURES GO GET YOUR PEOPLE/VOTERS IN ORDER.

4/22/2008 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We reap what we sow. All you douchebags thought it was funny to bash us "prima-donnas" in specialized units and push for the dismantlement of SOS.
I am laughing my ass off all the way to the bank as I work my beat and watch all the lovely ladies during the evening while I drink my starbucks.
Oh, and by the way, I give the WC his 4 parkers and 2 movers daily and he thinks that I am the greatest thing since sliced bread.

4/22/2008 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in....


We just need Ray "Bam-Bam" Burger Wilke and Fred "Full Contact" Lebonsorger to partner up again!!

Once they do the crime way stops!

4/22/2008 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All these problems going on in this department and everyone wants to put the blame on T.R.U. You guys are the reason this department is going down hill. I hope your districts go up for grabs, you cry baby police.

4/22/2008 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dumb Democrats made their soup. Now they can eat it too. Enjoy dumbasses!!! Keep running the country into the ground.

4/22/2008 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Seiser said...

Sorry guys, I was RDO this weekend. I apologize for letting my guard down and allowing this to happen. No worries, my weekends are over. So, it's back to business as usual. I will start by puttin the Seiser-vibe back out on the streets. That alone should quell the masses.

Yours truley,

"The Real Supe" Seiser

4/22/2008 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is some smart reporter ( no- that's not an oxymoron ) going to subpoena the actual number of checks cut for duty available so they have an accurate count of how many police there are?

Then subtract about 10% for medical roll (legit or otherwise...) divide that number by 25 districts, three shifts and seven day off groups (i.e. 2/7 of the number will be on their regular day off at any time...) and subtract at least 2-4 on furlough....and you have a very, very, very, thin blue line...

And you wonder why the city's a mess?

4/22/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, when TRU was sweeping corners we called them pimps, etc for bs pinches, now people call for those very pinches, which is it? the problem is they don't want us to be the police, don't put hands on people, don't be proactive, it may end in a lawsuit. The only difference between the old Task Force, SOS etc and now is, the department had your back then, wanted you to be progressive, kick ass etc, now then don't, hence, lack of activity or proactive policeman... It is only going to get worse.

4/22/2008 04:10:00 AM

TRu is not even close to what Sos was before the fall. Don't even put them in the same catagory, any ppo can sweep a corner. Sos was bringing in guns and massive dope every night. Period

4/22/2008 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who types, "Hmmmmm" after a smartass comment is a TOOL.

4/22/2008 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I STILL CANT BELIVE THEY BROKE UP GANGS NORTH I/F.

4/22/2008 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

003 beware: sgt bananas from 018 formerly of 014 is coming your way. he is a brain dead moron who has never been the police and always thinks he is smarter than you, even when he is not. He was hated in 014 by EVERYONE from the troops to the captains. hopefully he'll run with his tail between his legs once he is down in 003 for a few days.

4/22/2008 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about this idea, and I promise, I won't even charge you Mr Mayor: LET US BE THE POLICE! Get rid of these cameras. Back us up. Stop paying out on some bull shit law suit. Tell the media and these dumb ass store front revrends to SHUT THE FUCK UP. Get a supt that has an actual clue about what police work is. Stop turining us into armed revenue collectors for "the machine".
Anyone else think that might be a good start?

4/22/2008 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should we expect the city,the public, and the media to have our backs. WE DON'T HAVE OUR OWN BACKS!!!!

Look at some of the postings, there are a bunch of rat bitches on this blog. Jimmie is doing this, TRU is doing that, I saw coppers eating lunch together at such and such, gun team guys are getting indicted. Police officer gets shot at and people on this blog complain on how the officer fucked up. UNITED WE STAND DEVIDED WE FALL!!!!!!

4/22/2008 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOS WAS AN UNFUCKING BELIEVABLE UNIT, JUST LOOK UP THEIR STATS! THEY WOULD COME INTO A DISTRICT FOR A WEEKEND, AVERAGE 15 ARRESTS, 8 GUNS, THEY DIDNT TAKE SHIT! ALL THE BIG BOSSES LOVED IT, AND IT MADE THEM ALL LOOK GOOD, THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT GOT THE HEAT... THE PO'S! ONE BAD TEAM, THE REST OF THE TEAMS WERE EXCELLENT PO'S, BOTH WATCHES! TRU IS AN EMBARRASMENT!!!

4/22/2008 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i honestly was never on tru or was i ever given a merit promotion. but so many of you are fixated on these issues its no wonder we have no unity and the city shits on us. stop sounding like welfare mutts the city and media are not gonna save you and the fop is only gonna do something when enough of us call and voice our beef. but be proud of one thing i think as of last few weeks city is starting to get the message. i ve always told you my babies you hold alot of power. and just like dorthy from kansas you are seeing how easy it is to use it. for to long we put our necks out to far. now its up to the powers to be to slove the problems thats why they make the big bucks, hire family and freinds have secure pensions and life time health care. fight for you , what have you gained if you save the ghetto and lose your FAMILY. i think the world of 90% of you, ive been around awhile enough to have stepped in shit and had some great guys help me out. stay smart strong and together.

4/22/2008 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous h h holmes said...

Wonder when/if the Federal money obtained under the TARA grant for hire back will be used for its intended purpose? As I recall when Barb Barrett [TARA princess] got the grant through, that was a very specific provision for the allocation of this funding.
Did any one tell J-Fed he could have more weekend POs in the El Crap o districts pre-paid for... maybe the powers that be left that part out.
Live and learn pal -
"its the Chicago way..."

4/22/2008 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and tru is definitley not SOS and never will be

THank God, we don't need anymore H/I's, kidnappings, taking keys and going in houses on gun raids, a million beefs the district gets saddled with, TRU does a good job of what they do: street stops and traffic stops, you get what you get and thats it, no more working people for guns etc, those days are long gone, this is the department they wanted, now they can deal with it. Great job btw to TRU and our guys on Zone 12 last night, car chase, shotgun thrown from the vehicle and recovered, bad guys in custody, no officers hurt; nice to see people working together for a change.

4/22/2008 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s simple: You have morale in this department the lowest I have seen it in my 15 years. You have the secular progressive liberal media that has beaten this department to the ground. You have this dictator of a Mayor that dictates police policies to cater to the media. You have these citizens that don’t want us to do our job. You tear apart SOS because of a few bad apples. I don’t care what anyone says these guys were aggressive and did the job. Now you think these guys want to do anything? These guys feel like I do, I am not putting my ass on the line anymore for a group of citizens that don’t appreciate us, politicians that can’t wait to hang us, and bosses come up with nonsense policies to help further there own agendas, and a mayor that don’t want to pay us. Bullshit event numbers for wolf packs don’t work!!!! I am not doing shit anymore. Parkers, movers, a curfew here and there, paper job here and there. No more proactive police work. 10 shit heads on the corner. You deal with it!!! Let them kill each other.

4/21/2008 11:59:00 PM

couldnt have said it any better myself

4/22/2008 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the lack of a gang unit is the reason. Why do you think they always bring it back under a different name and always bring back those same reliable people that have been doing that job for years.


This reminds me of a quote told to me years ago by retired Lt. J. Volland...(R.I.P)

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

-George Orwell


zero-two-fifth

4/22/2008 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when did you need an outside unit to "sweep the corners?" That was my job when I worked "my" beat. Well that stopped about 4 years ago for me; have at it, enjoy the carnage. We all predicted this summer would come and I'm loving it! Be safe.

4/22/2008 12:37:00 AM


its sad but we need that because many districts are in a RAP nightly and try doing a traffic stop, street stop, etc without a supervisor all over your ass saying "we are in a RAP we need to clear the board"

4/22/2008 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you guys come on the job for? Its everyone's job to help, not just the specialized units. It's sounds as you came on just for the money. I see squad cars drive past drug dealers, drive past dice games (that later turn into a shooting). Police say that job is petty. We're helping crime elevate. Turn a blind eye. Code out jobs we never went to. But yet we don't want that to happen in our neighborhood. Do your job!

4/22/2008 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are you violating? That so worried about being caught on camera. Cameras are everywhere, always have been. ATM, banks, stores. Use the resources and help the people out. Everyone in the high crime areas aren't bad.

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

whats the need for more po's. I started in the early 60's with 13,600. Left in the late 90's with exact same number of po's. no body retired i guess. where are all my missing checks? careful out there people and protect those in blue with you.

4/22/2008 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

sweeping the corners is a violation of the 1st Amendment right of the people to peacably asemble,same for breaking up the street parties.So go ahead and do it but when your caught on camera and Jody has his friends at the fed indict you for civil rights violations don't say you weren't warned.

4/22/2008 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cease Fire is bullshit. Nothing but criminals getting money for nothing.

4/22/2008 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FIRST POST 4/21/2008 11:34:00 PM

I could not have said it better myself. "No more pushing the law to the edge" is exactly correct. Now we have to stay OFF the curb on the grass. !!!!

4/22/2008 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The gangbangers might not have realized it, but i would bet those actions saved many of their lives. It might not have been totally "legal" but when it comes to saving lives and cleaning up communities sometimes these laws and rights need to be put on the back burner.
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No, no, no, no, no.

Those gangbanger rights are your rights also.

What the department did was wrong, wrong, wrong. For years they skirted rules, devised shortcuts, stored away manpower as inside clout, shorted feet on the street, baited working police into producing numbers. All this so police could keep a lid on the most violent city in the world.

Individual rights not designed to prevent violence. They are designed to protect people from government. Law deals with violence AFTER it happens.

If inner city blacks and latinos want to kill their own, there is nothing the police can lawfully do to stop them.

It is their right to do it.

4/22/2008 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those ass-kickers are never coming back. They have been trash-talked for at least a year now, watched good, honest cops getiing fired for bullshit. While they used to be willing to take the hits(cr's) for grabbing thugs off the corners and rousting gang bars and parties, the current administration had put that to bed. The days of ass-kickin' cops are over. I'm glad my kids are not on the job and are all safely in the suburbs, away from the hell that Chicago is.

4/22/2008 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, you SOS guys really have to get over it. Any copper not tied to a radio could do what you were doing, you were not Elite, just connected...

What needs to be done is a change in Federal law which limits the amount you can sue a police department for and make it much tougher to award punitive damages. Fed's have immunity, at least give us some protection. You may not like it but that's what needs to be done..You know more the the bangers and the dealers, the end of us all is going to be because of the lawyers...They have such a twisted idea of what ethical behavior is, like letting a man sit for 26 years for a murder he didn't commit. Better yet, limit the way a lawyer is paid, no more of 33% or more shit and watch all these suits dry up..There is your real answer, and the answer to the health care crisis too...Finally, no more breaks for state's attorneys please!!!!!!!

4/22/2008 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey douche! SOS was not an elite unit. The first people over there were the clout guys, and then came guys from the district that worked. Elite..NO Sandbaggers...YES. They did do all the shit work no one else wanted, but SOS was as elite and experienced as TRU is now. SOS guys got a lot of outside training, that districts got later. Whoop dee doo. Get rid of all tact and gangs and TRU, put them back in uniform and in the districts. SOS is not needed anymore..well maybe for that guy that wrote the first comment and got dumped when it was disbanded.

4/22/2008 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just talked to a friend of mine at TRU. They are moving 6 Sgts out to Area 2 Thursday, 90 P.O.'s to follow soon. Heres the problem, all the Sgts are from up north and will bid out the first chance they get. Do they really think the P.O.'s will stay, and if they do stay they wont do shit. When are they going to learn you cant force us to work, and that a lil bit of honey works better then vinegar

4/22/2008 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, please start a thread on the re-naming of the gang crimes unit (should the brass finally see the light bulb over their thick skulls). Because of the politically correct ultra liberal climate of this fine City of Children, we need to come with a name that wouldn't be offensive to anyone, especially the revs, da mayor and nay nay.

Some ideas are:

Honor Student Deployment Unit
Baby Daddy Unit
Rap And Big Woo Woo Unit
Yellow Tape and Shovel Deploy Unit
South of the Border Intel Unit

4/22/2008 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not mad anymore about being dumped from SOS. I'm am in a great dist enjoying the sights and peace and quiet

4/22/2008 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every cop on this job is elite, but being elite is not going to keep you from getting fired or going to jail for nonsense.

4/22/2008 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OHHHHHH SCC you are so wrong.

Event numbers are police work in this day and age. So are Seat belt missions, Burglary missions and Numbers for walk downs at the CHA building of your choice, and every other mission that requires a number.

How do I know? My commander addressed roll call and said so! That how I know your wrong.

READ WITH SARCASM.

SAD isnt it. Event numbers are considered police work.

4/22/2008 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We reap what we sow. All you douchebags thought it was funny to bash us "prima-donnas" in specialized units and push for the dismantlement of SOS.
I am laughing my ass off all the way to the bank as I work my beat and watch all the lovely ladies during the evening while I drink my starbucks.
Oh, and by the way, I give the WC his 4 parkers and 2 movers daily and he thinks that I am the greatest thing since sliced bread.

4/22/2008 08:41:00 AM

4 parkers and two movers a day!!!!!!!
a bit much don't you think???

4/22/2008 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRu is not even close to what Sos was before the fall. Don't even put them in the same catagory, any ppo can sweep a corner. Sos was bringing in guns and massive dope every night. Period

Yeah we saw how they brought them in, now we are all paying for it.

4/23/2008 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer: Jesse, Al and the Revs want the CPD to represent the the racial diversity of the Shity, lets have the Districts be that way. Black POs in black neighborhoods, hispanic POs...white POs...etc. Lets see what happens.

4/23/2008 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do your job!

4/22/2008 12:58:00 PM

HOW??

4/23/2008 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The answer: Jesse, Al and the Revs want the CPD to represent the the racial diversity of the Shity, lets have the Districts be that way. Black POs in black neighborhoods, hispanic POs...white POs...etc. Lets see what happens.

4/23/2008 04:30:00 AM

Wouldn't that be great!!!!

Imagine what some districts would turn into literally overnight,lol...

4/23/2008 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Superintendent,

I believe you came to this great department with the best of intentions, however you are faced with a major challenge; morale. The vast majority of us , PO’s, Sgt’s and even your command staff came on this job to be the police. We loved our fellow officers and this job. I have know hundreds of men who would break down walls to make arrests and put some puke in the penitentiary, chase armed felons down dark alleys and give their all for this profession.

However, this has changed, and not just because of a few whiners who are only looking for an excuse to justify the fact that they have been dogs their entire career, these are few and the workers are unfortunately silent. What distresses us that take pride in the star we wear, if the very real perception that the department is not with us. The days of supervisors covering our ass when we were doing the job that needed to be done, seem to be gone. Too many situations of good hardworking police being stripped, suspended and indicted have left us wondering why.

-Complaints against the police need to be screened, so may are bogus.
-Why obtain a Log # on all tazer events when the W/C’s TRR investigation is enough.
-We strip too many officers on an allegation...this is punishment of a man who has not been proven to do anything wrong.
-Revamp the behavioral intervention and personnel concerns program, they unjustly label our officers, W/C know who needs to be a concern; let them decide.
- The only numbers we should be concerns with are the crime stats, not how many contact cards we write. Bean counting has let to bs activity ( event # ..etc.) and offices full of people to count them and write reports upon report.
- full staff the districts, we have become a department of specialist units
-

We can turn this around, not just for the sake of you officers by for the good of this city, you know we have to live here too; send our kids to school here, shop here and raise our families here. If this city becomes unlivable for the men of this department, who will become your department of the future?

Just look at Gary Ind and Harvey Il.

4/23/2008 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"warriors"? "fighting machines"?

get over yourself

believe it or not but most of us are, as you say, "fighting machines"

but the main problem is that now you are pretty much on your own

dont you think that we as a police force WANT to go out there and kick ass and take names???

do you think that we like the way things are turning out???

to think that the only way to fix this problem is to bring in ANOTHER unit is stupid and niave

the ONLY way to stop the problem is to allow the everyday beat guy to KNOW the city has his back and will not bow down to self serving community activists

any unit this dept organizes is quickly turned into a political any crony mess...the plan is good but filled with people who only want to make themselves look good...no sharing of info with the districts...no sense of teamwork (meaning the entire team..CPD)

Another unit is not the answer

More police and a city that PUBLICLY announces its support for its officers is the only answer

4/23/2008 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am well aware of the Jerome Finnigan disaster....there is a reason that happened plain and simple...I will tell it like it is...no bullshit...The reason Jerry Finnigan got so out of control was basically due to the fact that Matt Tobias was for a time Commander of SOS and put the screws to E Fred Bosse and John Baranowski..


You are a moron. E Fred Bosses nephew was on Jerrys team for years. And E Fred was still working there for almost all of the alleged incidents. Thanks for playing though.

4/23/2008 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRu is not even close to what Sos was before the fall. Don't even put them in the same catagory, any ppo can sweep a corner. Sos was bringing in guns and massive dope every night. Period.....

"Yeah we saw how they brought them in, now we are all paying for it."

4/23/2008 02:02:00 AM

Here's what's wrong with this job.

Obviously,the response is becoming more common..a copper who thinks like and sides with likes of the media, daley,jackson and all others painting several thousand with the same brush. If you are a copper, its in appearance only. Your a jagoff drawing a check.

4/23/2008 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOCOM...yea thats the ticket

Supporters of 2016
Olmpic
Committee
Of
Mayor dickhead

4/23/2008 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...

TRu is not even close to what Sos was before the fall. Don't even put them in the same catagory, any ppo can sweep a corner. Sos was bringing in guns and massive dope every night. Period.....

"Yeah we saw how they brought them in, now we are all paying for it."

4/23/2008 02:02:00 AM

Here's what's wrong with this job.

Obviously,the response is becoming more common..a copper who thinks like and sides with likes of the media, daley,jackson and all others painting several thousand with the same brush. If you are a copper, its in appearance only. Your a jagoff drawing a check.

4/23/2008 02:50:00 PM

I don't believe the poster was either siding with the media or taking up the call of the revs. Why is it that those of us who are disgusted with the dirty police are called "media lovers," etc? Talk about being painted with a broad brush! The "shortcuts" and squirrelly case reporting we have gotten away with for years are now coming back to haunt us. Now you dumb fucks who can't get a decent pinch by following the rules are whining like children and refusing to work. You know what? You weren't jack shit before, you just thought you were. Grow up.

4/23/2008 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with the new A/4 Deputy? Treats all the PO's like shit, when he even acknowledges them and the Commander only greets black POs! What the fuck. We need JJ back. They're both doing their part to improve morale. Political, meritorius hacks.

4/23/2008 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boys and Girls we all want to do the job, but in the last 30 years the rules have changed.Those of you who say you write a few parkers and have coffee I know in my heart if you saw a violent crime being committed you would take action.At the same time the days of stopping multiple cars of shitbags for no reason,going through them,searching the car,and if you found somthing then inventing your reason for the stop are long over.Cameras are everywhere.States attorneys are not your friends and most judges do not like you,jurys do not like you either.So stick together and remember FUCK richie and jody!!!

4/23/2008 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be a very bloody,murderous summer..To the powers that be: Your pussy-fication of the CPD has blown up in your faces..You will not be able to hide the homicide numbers now..The smoke and mirrors trick will not work...

4/24/2008 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/23 @ 10:34AM....I KNOW YOU ARE WRONG!! E Fred was NOT there when most of this stuff was going on....E Fred retired when Matt Tobias was the Commander there...How many years ago was that?? Since you seem to know everything...MORON. Fred has been gone for 4/5 years now?? and if you think for one minute that Fred would have tolorated this shit you have more than a few screws loose MORON...Oh and what was Fred's nephew's name again?? His real nephew?? and does that mean that Fred was tied into Jerry's shit?? NO WAY..I'd love to see you say that to Fred's face...LMAFO!! You'd shit in your pants Goof! Oh and thanks for playing...

4/24/2008 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 4/23 @ 9:58 Am...The "everyday beat guy" doesn't give a shit....that's why...you had dedicated units that went out and hunted on a daily basis and were driven to produce...what does the everyday beat guy do?? He does as much as possible to avoid jobs and arrests...only if he / she must in most parts of the city..SOS was a unit that annually beat any other unit/district in production and they only had 150 officers assigned when I was there....most districts have 250-350 officers assigned. SOS got results..plain and simple no denying that...The Jerry Finnigan scandal was a tradgedy and I hope he gets what is comming to him because he made all of us look bad...but in retrospect...SOS was full of the best street coppers you will see in a long time...hands down..Say what you want...there is no disputing the numbers..they speak for themself.You go and find me another Harold Bone at his age doing what he does every day...You go find me a Carl Stoll...or a Jimmy Sanchez....good luck!! They don't exist...We were a necessary entity that went out and did a necessary job and did it extremely well!

4/24/2008 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean that when TRU locks up one person on a FRI night for a bag of weed and spends 2 hours doing the paperwork...it isn't helping?


4/22/2008 01:42:00 AM


Actually I knocked out the 1-bagger in 15 minutes. It was the desk sgt(004) and lockup(004) that took 1.5 hours

4/24/2008 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred Bossey a great Boss? What a fucking joke you are and him? You must be a former HBT Idiot. HBT Hardly Been Trained. Fred Bossey is right where he belongs, retired..... and spending the money he stole from HBT including the money from the vendors. Fred Bossey created Finnigan and now they want to blame Tobias. That moron knew nothing about HBT, SWAT or gas teams. Sorry to all the SOS guys you may have been great cops but you sucked as HBT. Couple of rotten apples left and soon they will be gone too. Keep cleaning house Franklin and get rid of that old mentality. Thank God the Narcotics High Risk Entry Team came over and showed you what to do...Bossey was out for Bossey never for having a highly trained team. Your an idiot for even suggesting that.

4/24/2008 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Fred Bossey and old HBT. They both sucked. The whole country thought HBT was a joke. Not no more SWAT is legit.

4/24/2008 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Former 153 here too......

I always thought the "Gun tote board" that Prendkowski and Churma were always fixing was as gay as them.........

However if you really looked at it (besides the naked OL' Girl pix that would pop up once in a while) you would shit your pants on those seizures of mainly Guns but also the dope and cash seized along with it!! Too much to even relate to you all here (AK's Tec's Mach 10's etc.)

If all those pix were made into a magazine over the course of just the Gun Boeards existence (several years ) it would be a vey THICK magazine!!

Those outside the "know" have no clue!

One thing to bring it all back means......Credibility in the courts needs to be there too guys and that is out the window. ASA's do NOT trust us nor do the Judges in fact the criminal justice system in Cook County is Jagged up
and not designed to rectify any problems except white collar and police corruption!

Nobody should go back to the way it was unless you want to BELIEVE you are covered and you are not. TRU was designed to be controlled by the bosses (nervous, green and clueless coppers that were not around alledged corrupt older ones)

Sorry I really did not mean to offend anyone either of old SOS or new TRU. It is what it is!

153 a while ago!

4/25/2008 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To 4/23 @ 9:58 Am...The "everyday beat guy" doesn't give a shit....that's why...you had dedicated units that went out and hunted on a daily basis and were driven to produce...what does the everyday beat guy do?? He does as much as possible to avoid jobs and arrests...only if he / she must in most parts of the city..SOS was a unit that annually beat any other unit/district in production and they only had 150 officers assigned when I was there....most districts have 250-350 officers assigned. SOS got results..plain and simple no denying that...The Jerry Finnigan scandal was a tradgedy and I hope he gets what is comming to him because he made all of us look bad...but in retrospect...SOS was full of the best street coppers you will see in a long time...hands down..Say what you want...there is no disputing the numbers..they speak for themself.You go and find me another Harold Bone at his age doing what he does every day...You go find me a Carl Stoll...or a Jimmy Sanchez....good luck!! They don't exist...We were a necessary entity that went out and did a necessary job and did it extremely well!

4/24/2008 11:22:00 AM

You're friggin' goofy! A beat copper that knows his/her beat is more productive than any SOS copper could ever be. A true beat copper knows the knuckleheads on his beat and what they're up to. A true beat copper before CAPS already knew to talk with the citizens on his beat to acquire information. Save that crap for some new kid.

4/29/2008 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 4/29 @ 1:12PM...And your point is??? Who gives a fuck about who the beat copper knows...chances are the beat copper is not from that beat anyway or works a rapid car or just transferred in...you are the GOOF!! What does your ill attempt at an arguement proove?? I was talikng about arrests and activity and you bring up "Beat coppers knowing the knuckleheads"?? Ok so they know the knuckleheads...WOW...do they bring in any arrests or just chase the "Knuckleheads" off the corner? Most beat guys like I said previously do everything in their power to avoid making an arrest...Your point is of no point...I'm talking about bringing in heads...arrests..you're talking about knowing nitwits on corners...try making an arrest retard!

4/30/2008 03:58:00 PM  

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