Wednesday, June 11, 2008

101 Warnings?

  • The Chicago police had announced what they were up to: a sting to nab drivers who don't yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. They even disclosed the when and the where. It was in all the papers—on Page One.

    Still, when Officer John Porter stepped cautiously into the crosswalk at the busy intersection of North Lawndale and West Belmont Avenues on Monday, he put himself in harm's way, time after time.

    In just two hours, with Porter as their lone decoy, police pulled over 101 drivers, issuing them warning citations.
It's like a cash cow waiting to be milked! It's also 101 opportunities for this decoy to get his poor self run over. Be careful out there officer. We don't know how close you're getting to the cross traffic, but once is enough to cause a world of pain.

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37 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

jp what a hero-- he hasnt been a street cop for a least 8 yrs..

6/11/2008 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess they would rather crack down on legal drivers on some obscure law no one has ever heard of. Talk about sandbagging.

How about sending the TRU into city hall w/ a ANOV books and getting all the crooks in there with Ethics Ordinance violations(Chapter 2-156-...)'s . Millions can be made every single day!

6/11/2008 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

101 warnings! That is what JJ from midway had! Now JJ why did you tell the girls "I am the man I paid for 22 abortions already and will pay for more" How dumb can you be? Are you that idiotic? Incredible but true! Get on the bus with the bars for windows it will roll in soon!

6/11/2008 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been on frlough, bu when did we get warning citations? Monique, is that you again?

6/11/2008 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just out of curiosity...out of 101 warnings..did they check for license and insurance?seatbelts? were half of them yapping on their cellphones?if you re gonna do it? do it right!this was just a silly show

6/11/2008 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm, seems like there should have been 101 tickets...THAT would be news!

6/11/2008 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should combine the crosswalk initiative with the prostitution stings and have undercover hookers loitering in the crosswalks. Bust em for indecent solicitation if they stop, failure to yield to a pedestrian if they don't. It's like a perpetual motion revenue generator!!!

6/11/2008 01:17:00 AM  
Blogger TheBronze said...

So this poor sap risked his life at least 101 times and the city didn't even make any money on it?

Fugging WARNING tickets?

WTF!

6/11/2008 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he stupid?

6/11/2008 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you didn't have warning tickets. WTF, Monique?

6/11/2008 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saturday, June 14, 2008
The 30th People's Parade

This years parade is dedicated to the late Virginia Cruz, mother of the late Rafael Cruz, killed by the Chicago Police in 1977. His killing along with that of Julio Osoro gave rise to the 2nd Puerto Rican Humbolt Park Riot.

On Division St. between Western Ave and Califorinia Ave.

So this is the reason there will be over stuffed vehicles with open alcohol driving around town this weekend.

6/11/2008 04:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, were these 101 warnings done on contact cards.

6/11/2008 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't they just set up in front of 26/Cal?

6/11/2008 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

06/11/08 04:19:00am
77 Humbolt Park riots? Is that the riot Commander Walton started?
GO BULLDOGS!!!!!!WOOO HOOO!!!!!

6/11/2008 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They should combine the crosswalk initiative with the prostitution stings and have undercover hookers loitering in the crosswalks. Bust em for indecent solicitation if they stop, failure to yield to a pedestrian if they don't. It's like a perpetual motion revenue generator!!!

6/11/2008 01:17:00 AM

Fighting crime is not the goal. Publicity and enforcing a law that most drivers are not aware of. In 101 warnings, how many name and plate checks? Did they issue and of the new warning tickets tha Monique developed? How many officers were tied up in this publicity stunt? Such a waste of time.

6/11/2008 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are test runs for the Olympics.Think of all those touri$t$ that can be cited!!

6/11/2008 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

91 Warnings to Cabbies, 10 to Cvilians.

DW
NAC

6/11/2008 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, a cop risked his life 101 times walking through one intersection.

Try being a pedestrian. I probably have 101 close calls walking from the train station to work, every month.

6/11/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has got to be the stupidest thing The Department has done in a while. Ok, a week. But still. I thought you weren't allowed to enter the street while traffic is flowing. So, everyone has to stop traffic everytime a individual stands in the street. Traffic will be stopped all day, and with gas prices soaring, this comes right from the Ivory tower brain trust. What about jaywalking... and I see more of us on the cell phone than the public at times too!
Can't we just be the Police anymore, instead of babysitters, counselors, and price gouging ticket writers. Shit, LSD CPD won't give a copper a break on a mover anymore without it being a 10-1.
This city is so fucked up and the bosses' are scramblin'......
WTF ?

6/11/2008 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, when did we get "warning" tickets? I missed this, or is the media, again, being fed a lie and they repeat the lie in order to make it the lie an instant truth.

6/11/2008 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

california law states cars must yield to any person within the crosswalk.........illinois law.......NO SUCH LAW!

6/11/2008 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this copper who played the decoy, where is from ? and will he be a merit promotee? bet on it, sellouts always get rewards from "the man"

6/11/2008 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know how much time Porter has on the job? What a goof with his picture in the paper. Was this by reverse seniority?

6/11/2008 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just like this dept.... the brain trust complains that numbers are way down, so they come up with a plan to net....100 warnings. What the hell is that? "sir, I'm warning you that you drive like poop. But don't worry, most cops have slowed way down and are not writing anymore, so the odds that you get a ticket in the future are slim. Be warned" THAT is a major problem with CPD... the cops want to be cops but the upper level bosses are AFRAID to even have simple traffic citations written!!! Anyone can get away with anything around here because CPD has become soft as puppyshit!!!!

6/11/2008 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Johnny Proter come and stand next to me, get ready, I tell you when to run into traffic. No not now there is no traffic comming. OK here comes a number of cars, get ready, if you need a push I will help you. Don't worry if he hits you we have Officer Maria Conchita DelGato Guadalupe Santana Rosita O'Brien to yell at the driver and give him a stern warning and I will get a promotion.

What a great organization......

6/11/2008 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
101 warnings! That is what JJ from midway had! Now JJ why did you tell the girls "I am the man I paid for 22 abortions already and will pay for more" How dumb can you be? Are you that idiotic? Incredible but true! Get on the bus with the bars for windows it will roll in soon!

6/11/2008 12:37:00 AM

And he still survives he is untouchable with his clout! Keep up the shit they will get you soon! What you gonna do when Patrick Fitzgerald comes for you and also along for the ride will the idiots that protected you soon to follow the dumbass girls that voted you in as fop rep! "stupid is as stupid does"!

6/11/2008 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

"california law states cars must yield to any person within the crosswalk.........illinois law.......NO SUCH LAW!

6/11/2008 11:20:00 AM"

Umm, take a look at 625 ILCS 5/11-1002
Pedestrian's right-of-way at crosswalks.

a) When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right‑of‑way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.

Now you may want to remember this next part...

(b) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
(c) Paragraph (a) shall not apply under the condition stated in Section 11‑1003 (b).

6/11/2008 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thought you weren't allowed to enter the street while traffic is flowing. So, everyone has to stop traffic everytime a individual stands in the street.

**Exactly if you're stupid enough to walk into traffic you deserve to get whacked.

6/11/2008 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"91 Warnings to Cabbies, 10 to Cvilians.

DW
NAC

6/11/2008 09:16:00 AM"


You got dat right.

6/11/2008 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
california law states cars must yield to any person within the crosswalk.........illinois law.......NO SUCH LAW!

6/11/2008 11:20:00 AM





(625 ILCS 5/11‑1002) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11‑1002)
Sec. 11‑1002. Pedestrians' right‑of‑way at crosswalks. (a) When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right‑of‑way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(b) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
(c) Paragraph (a) shall not apply under the condition stated in Section 11‑1003 (b).
(d) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
(e) Whenever stop signs or flashing red signals are in place at an intersection or at a plainly marked crosswalk between intersections, drivers shall yield right‑of‑way to pedestrians as set forth in Section 11‑904 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 79‑857.)

6/11/2008 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't they just set up in front of 26/Cal?

6/11/2008 05:45:00 AM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

true dat. too many running to those roach coaches for lunch!

6/11/2008 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"6/11/2008 04:53:00 PM"


Beeeeeeeeeeeery Intarrrrresting.


Does this mean that this new initiative is predicated on an illegal act being committed, as instructed, by the officer(s) engaged in same?

6/12/2008 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I volunteer a few coppers to stand in the way of moving vehicles?

And a couple blogger's too like Lt. Scotchbreath and Pretty Brunette from WestSide that works the awesome TRU unit..

6/12/2008 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAIT A FUCKING SECOND...
So, why arnt we going after the nit-wits that arnt smart enough to get out of the way of a moving car?
I might be wrong, but to me, J-Walkers shuld be fair game while in the middle of the street!

6/12/2008 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't we go after the f-ing idiots running this Department. Case in point - tomorrow the 13th (interesting choice of dates) the Department's Helicopter will make a command performance at HQ's for all the fools - AKA Exempts - to see.

As a result of this visit more than one half of the HQ's parking lot will be closed. The large center section for Helicopter Harry's Whirlybird and another section blocked off for the exempts to park.

This effectively removes over one half of the lot for the folks working at HQ's. I'm sure FIrst Deputy Jackson will have his folks out writing tickets to those of us who will have to find street parking.

Here's an idea Mr. Jody. WHy didn't you have Harry bring his toy to the Soldier Field Parking Lot and convene there? He's probably afraid half of his crack exempt staff can't find the lakefront.

We're fucked - idiots running the show.

6/12/2008 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saturday on West Madison, a driver did two u-turns and then ran a lady over knocking her into another lane of traffic and killing her. That was the reason jp was risking his life 101 times.

6/16/2008 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pedestrian crossing violations? That's just great. I got an idea, how about putting together a good pick team in 018? Hell, how about just putting a pick team in 018 period.

6/19/2008 04:10:00 PM  

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