Wednesday, August 20, 2008

We Don't Need No Books

  • The Chicago Public Schools have beefed up security at some of its most troubled schools, improving emergency procedures, and adding security personnel and surveillance cameras.

    School officials said Monday the new measures are being implemented in the wake of 26 students being killed during the last school year.

And how many of these "honor roll" students were killed on school grounds during school hours or at a school event? We can think of the one at Crane at dismissal, the cop's son who died protecting another student and...

And that's the only two we can recall. There might be a few more, but not many. The vast majority of the "students" killed were out after curfew, out slinging dope, or out gang banging. How about advertising that fact CPS, media, and politicians?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What they need is a CHANCE!

8/20/2008 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would interfere with the lucrative contracts being paid to the suppliers and installers of the Big Brother Is Watching YOU system.


I'm guessing that those cameras are gonna be needing a lens cleaning every, say, 24 hours.

8/20/2008 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least in parts of texas they are thinking of real security like armed teachers.

8/20/2008 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll bet if they added all this money spent into the amount spent on each student in these schools...then Meeks would have no argument as to the money spent at New Trier...or they could enroll Meeks thugs into New Trier but then wouldn't they have to install the same bullsh#t into that school... Meeks your parents and your neighborhoods are the problem!! Act like humans and then ask for sh#t and then people wouldn't mind helping out...But ya already get everything for free but still want more...Up yer asses..Hey stupid liberals...figure it out already!!!

8/20/2008 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today at work I reviewed the G.O. regarding pistol qualifications (i wish i wrote it down to quote it here but i forgot it at work, sorry). But it clearly states that a CR is ONLY to be obtained AFTER a sworn member has "REPEATEDLY failed to pass minimum standards set forward" in a yearly pistol qualification. Therefore, the city jumped the gun (pardon the pun) on this issue.

SCC, if you have access to G.O.'s please review it, I think you will find it rather interesting, and a little surprising. It shows the FOP were actually in the right on this one. In my opinion, the contract was violated.

8/20/2008 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of the killings of these so called altar people NEVER happened in the fucking schools!

The media plays these assholes up to be the next president, when the so called students are really jagoff future I.R. Numbers and R.D. numbers walking around!!

8/20/2008 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 22years on the Job 3/4 spent on the Westside I NEVER handled a shooting that occured in a Library or ever heard of a drive-by occuring in front of a Library. Basketball court, subshop, different story. The Black community puts an extremely low priority on education & You can see the results...

8/20/2008 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let meeks bring them all to new trier, we will not need anysecurity and save millions in bussing and teachers salaries thanks meeks for saving us a ton of money, hope they all go to new trier a much better school your the greatest!

8/20/2008 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MORE OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS WE "DONT" HAVE.

8/20/2008 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a breakdown of what percentage of those 'innocents' had IR numbers? Then we might be able to tell the true victims from those that got what was coming to them...

8/20/2008 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help Daley w/ his 2016 bid. You can post videos for the olympic committee to see here.

http://www.chicago2016.org/news/pages/splash.html

8/20/2008 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did meeks send his son in the late 90s to mount carmel what a jackass now he cares about public schools why doesn't the media ask him about that

8/20/2008 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Build up all the westside schools. Those schools were all falling down before the African-American students got there. We are tired of getting the leftover scraps from white folks. Its now our turn! Let those white folks go trash their northwest side schools like ours on the west and south sides before they fled.

8/20/2008 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Let meeks bring them all to new trier, we will not need anysecurity and save millions in bussing and teachers salaries thanks meeks for saving us a ton of money, hope they all go to new trier a much better school your the greatest!

8/20/2008 07:50:00 AM

The first day at new Trier they will be in shock. Students that can read and write, that complete homework and are not into drugs. Complete culture shock.

8/20/2008 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A driver is stuck in a traffic jam going into downtown Chicago . Nothing is moving north or south. Suddenly a man knocks on his window..
The driver rolls down his window and asks, 'What happened, what's the hold Up?'
'Terrorists have kidnapped Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O'Donnell, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. They are asking for a $10 Million ransom. Otherwise, they are going to douse them with gasoline and Set them on fire. We are going from car to car, taking up a collection.'
The driver asks, 'On average, how much is everyone giving?'


'About a gallon.'

8/20/2008 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets close all the schools for a month and watch all the money we could save, no teacher salaries, no money for anyone great idea the idiots don't graduate anyway with a 39% graduation rate thanks arne duncan donuts harvard degree on line I guess?

8/20/2008 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw last night on the news "free school supplies" given to the "chosen few." Not that I'm in need of school supplies, but why is the CPS handing out free supplies to select schools? Shouldn't this be given out to everybody??? I smell some discrimination here. When are they going to stop all this handing out of everything?? Shouldn't the parents be responsible for supplies? Supplies, funerals, breakfasts, lunches, what next? We gonna start buying their clothes? Those fancy gym shoes? How about haircuts? Let's buy 'em their first car. Why work for anything when you know the city is going to give it to you. We are just dumbing ourselves down when we don't demand parents to take care of their own kids.

This is why this city and country is going down the tubes....no one is demanding responsibility to the people who are having children. The city didn't get you pregnant, the CPS didn't get you pregnant, the federal gov. didn't get you pregnant, you got your ass pregnant, now be responsible for your own kids. This city is quickly turning into a socialist/santuary city.

8/20/2008 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHERE IS THE SCHOOL UNIT?

DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER THAT UNIT?

WHY DOWN HALF OF THE 2ND WATCH BEAT CARS IN ALMOST EVERY DISTRICT WHEN SCHOOL GETS OUT?


ANOTHER BRIGHT PHIL CLINE MOVE, DISSOLVING THE SCHOOL UNIT.

8/20/2008 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we continue the dead student count are we starting at 0 for the new school year or are we contiuing with the same count til 31 Dec?

Please let me know I might need more writing supplies befor the school year begins. Maybe Arne Duncan can answer this?

8/20/2008 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the guy shot at McDonalds after attending the Bulls birthday party ever a CPS student or at least walk by or break into a CPS school? If so, can we count him in the dead student tally?

8/20/2008 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let meeks bring them all to new trier, we will not need anysecurity and save millions in bussing and teachers salaries thanks meeks for saving us a ton of money, hope they all go to new trier a much better school your the greatest!

8/20/2008 07:50:00 AM

Just throwing it out there-- Where did YOU go to high school?? That is one confusing, long, run-on sentence.

8/20/2008 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Build up all the westside schools. Those schools were all falling down before the African-American students got there. We are tired of getting the leftover scraps from white folks. Its now our turn! Let those white folks go trash their northwest side schools like ours on the west and south sides before they fled.

8/20/2008 10:44:00 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I laughed out loud when I read that. Kudos to the author.

8/20/2008 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Build up all the westside schools. Those schools were all falling down before the African-American students got there. We are tired of getting the leftover scraps from white folks. Its now our turn! Let those white folks go trash their northwest side schools like ours on the west and south sides before they fled.

8/20/2008 10:44:00 AM

"Leftover scraps from white folks." ?????? What?

F*** you! Are you kidding? We keep our schools nice here NW. Or at least as nice as we can without the CPS and federal government giving us handouts.

We don't have to have the stall doors off in the bathrooms, or ration the toilet paper via teacher, because our kids DON'T trash the bathrooms during the course of the school day.

F*** you. Our schools have to come to US, the parents and community, for extra $ to purchase badly needed computer equipment. They assess us money per kid to cover copy fees for handouts and such each year.

Why? We in the northwest side schools don't GET all that extra $$$$ given to you lazy asses on the south and west sides by the CPS administration and the federal government.

And then there's the issue of all that free lunch you get. From the taxes I pay while I work.

And the LINK card.

Ad nauseum.

F*** you. Get off your f***ing ass and get a job. Teach your children that it is NOT acceptable to write on walls, destroy desks, ruin bathrooms, or initiate food fights in the cafeteria.

Teach your children that it is NOT okay to threaten teachers in the classroom, even if the principal smooths it over in favor of the student and against the teacher. (And yes, I have a family member teaching to whom this happened in the last year.)

Quit bitching. Take responsibility in your neighborhood and at your school to make them liveable. Because it is clear that pouring money your way has NOT worked.

Fuck you.

8/20/2008 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw last night on the news "free school supplies" given to the "chosen few." Not that I'm in need of school supplies, but why is the CPS handing out free supplies to select schools?

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Unreal. I mean, Staples and Office Max and Office Depot and all those places have sales every week from July-September selling stuff dirt cheap! Like folders for 0.01, 24-packs of Crayola crayons for 0.22, etc. That's what we do - watch the sales and stock up for our kids. And that's on my salary and my spouse's part-time work.

No doubt the supplies being given to those who are always being given things, all cost way too much. You know: $1.00 each pencil, etc. To pad someone's supply contract.

8/20/2008 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spend the money on guns for the little shits, that will surley reduce class size!!

8/20/2008 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today at work I reviewed the G.O. regarding pistol qualifications (i wish i wrote it down to quote it here but i forgot it at work, sorry). But it clearly states that a CR is ONLY to be obtained AFTER a sworn member has "REPEATEDLY failed to pass minimum standards set forward" in a yearly pistol qualification. Therefore, the city jumped the gun (pardon the pun) on this issue.

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Not having the order to reference at this moment, my response is based upon your post...

As with most CPD orders, they are written in a vague and ambiguous manner for a reason — not every situation is predictable.

Consequently, the order (according to your quote) could be interpreted to mean that a PO would only become the subject of a CR if that PO continually, over a period of years, does not qualify (either through willful omission or neglect — keeps forgetting).

This is a doubtful scenario. At the beginning of each year a list of all those who did not qualify during the previous year is sent to the districts. In turn, it is sent to the individual watch commanders for appropriate action — a SPAR. I know this to be true, as I was the subject of such a SPAR.

I believe the spirit and intent of that particular section addresses the situation when a PO fails both (and sometimes more) attempts at initial qualification and then fails to qualify after remedial retraining. The obvious reason being: if you can't pass a minimal qualification course then you shouldn't be carrying a firearm.

I know, you'll say that there are numerous individuals who don't have to qualify or are given passes (or shouldn't be be allowed to carry a firearm). But I'm reasonably certain that a check of their qualification status will indicate that they passed. It may not be right and it may not be fair, but that's the way it is.

As has been previously stated, if the city stripped them of their police powers without going through the established disciplinary procedures for simply not qualifying, then it's an obvious violation. The year is not over yet and they are bypassing progressive discipline.

It has also been previously stated, it is more likely that the city stripped them of their police powers for failing to obey a direct order to go qualify. This, in my opinion, is more likely.

Which is true? I don't know I wasn't there. If someone knows the true facts please post them.

If the city jumped the gun, then it's a blatant attack on our (and I mean all non-exempt CPD) rights and the FOP in particular.

If it's the second scenario then you have to ask: What were the guys from FOP thinking? What is their underlying logic?

As our elected representatives, they owe us an explanation for their actions. The one recently provided is insufficient and not even tenable.

8/20/2008 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just throwing it out there-- Where did YOU go to high school?? That is one confusing, long, run-on sentence.

8/20/2008 03:20:00 PM

same publik skool as meeks and jackson you gealous? asswhole!

8/20/2008 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Build up all the westside schools. Those schools were all falling down before the African-American students got there. We are tired of getting the leftover scraps from white folks. Its now our turn! Let those white folks go trash their northwest side schools like ours on the west and south sides before they fled.

8/20/2008 10:44:00 AM

"Leftover scraps from white folks." ?????? What?

F*** you! Are you kidding? We keep our schools nice here NW. Or at least as nice as we can without the CPS and federal government giving us handouts.

We don't have to have the stall doors off in the bathrooms, or ration the toilet paper via teacher, because our kids DON'T trash the bathrooms during the course of the school day.

F*** you. Our schools have to come to US, the parents and community, for extra $ to purchase badly needed computer equipment. They assess us money per kid to cover copy fees for handouts and such each year.

Why? We in the northwest side schools don't GET all that extra $$$$ given to you lazy asses on the south and west sides by the CPS administration and the federal government.

And then there's the issue of all that free lunch you get. From the taxes I pay while I work.

And the LINK card.

Ad nauseum.

F*** you. Get off your f***ing ass and get a job. Teach your children that it is NOT acceptable to write on walls, destroy desks, ruin bathrooms, or initiate food fights in the cafeteria.

Teach your children that it is NOT okay to threaten teachers in the classroom, even if the principal smooths it over in favor of the student and against the teacher. (And yes, I have a family member teaching to whom this happened in the last year.)

Quit bitching. Take responsibility in your neighborhood and at your school to make them liveable. Because it is clear that pouring money your way has NOT worked.

Fuck you.

8/20/2008 04:16:00 PM

Thank you for your post. It echoes my sentiments exactly. Now if only the media would start reflecting how you and I feel and everyone else that has never asked for or been given a handout for anything but continue to pay and pay for all these lazy cocksuckers to continue to sit on their lazy fat asses.

8/20/2008 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Build up all the westside schools. Those schools were all falling down before the African-American students got there. We are tired of getting the leftover scraps from white folks. Its now our turn! Let those white folks go trash their northwest side schools like ours on the west and south sides before they fled.

How dare you!!! This has nothing to do with race!!! The NW side public schools are in just as bad shape. In fact, schools on the westside get way more funding from the federal government than any school on the NW side. Federal funding is tied to the amount of low income students. NW side schools have to rely on PTA fundraising to just keep the schools afloat!! Nothing has been given to us!!! We donate our time and money to these schools. The parents are involved and are there everyday helping when needed. So know your facts before you make such a stupid remark!!!

A pissed off PTA Mom and PO wife!!

8/20/2008 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone thinks the "media" reports news fairly and unbiasly they ought to have their head examined. Speaking of the media....all four asshat fop officers were given their powers back (Scum-times) today. Why isnt this being reported....Even by SCC or FOP? HMMMM...doesnt seem right!A little biased news coverage?

8/20/2008 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Why isnt this being reported....Even by SCC or FOP? HMMMM...doesnt seem right!A little biased news coverage?

We can't speak for FOP, but we work for a living, side job occasionally, are attempting to raise 24 children between the lot of us, keep up a number of households and generally enjoy life.

So we weren't going to cover it until our new posts. You can take your bias and shove it. You want a 24-hour operation, start digging deep into your pocket to pay for it.

8/20/2008 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, CITY HALL, GET OFF MY FUCKIN BACK !!!

8/20/2008 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing how no one talks about the waste of money spent in the ghetto for medal detectors. or how it is the new library's in the ghetto are always empty, yet you go to a normal neighborhood and the old library is standing room only. News flash Meeks your people have no parenting skills, you might think about whats going on in your community when only 48% of the parents show up to pick up report cards twice a year. I could go on and on. What a sad community.

8/20/2008 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I feel and everyone else that has never asked for or been given a handout for anything but continue to pay and pay for all these lazy cocksuckers to continue to sit on their lazy fat asses.

8/20/2008 08:43:00 PM"

That conjures up the image of a woman who's home was damaged during Katrina. She was complaining of respiratory problems caused by the toxic stew of debris sitting outside her home.Months had gone by, She was quoted "I can'ts breathe cuz of all dis stuff,nobodys come by & cleaned da mess up."

Never ceases to amaze how overly reliant people are for Government intervention they'll continue to wallow in shit & not help themselves...

8/20/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Build up all the westside schools. Those schools were all falling down before the African-American students got there. We are tired of getting the leftover scraps from white folks. Its now our turn! Let those white folks go trash their northwest side schools like ours on the west and south sides before they fled.


TOO FUNNY. The best is the kid in 8th grade who reads like a 2nd grader. 2+2 before.

8/20/2008 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A driver is stuck in a traffic jam going into downtown Chicago


Take a pill.

8/20/2008 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Jesse Jackson said...

I say hold classes at the JJ Fish, the barber shop, car wash and gas station, that way no one would ever miss a class in the ghetto. Have recess at the MB (make believe) Churches for solid, community advice.

Knowledge is power but money pays the bills...fool!

8/20/2008 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TWENTY-FOUR children?

I'm sorry, but now my interest is piqued. Just how many contributors (and their families) comprise SCC?

Mind you, I come from a family of seven kids in a neighborhood that included a family of sixteen, so I'm not really saying anything here. Just being curious.

8/21/2008 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw last night on the news "free school supplies" given to the "chosen few." Not that I'm in need of school supplies, but why is the CPS handing out free supplies to select schools?

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... because it's ingrained in their nature to accept and demand handouts.

These people have no clue as how to prioritize money either ... no $$ for school supplies, but they have to keep that satellite dish.

Speaking of luxuries, I find it disgusting to see those gray satellite dishes hanging off of public housing. I put in my 40 hours a week, but it's still not enough to support my family and have such luxuries as cable or satellite television.

8/21/2008 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

Congratulations, I missed a birth somewhere.

8/21/2008 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A driver is stuck in a traffic jam going into downtown Chicago


Take a pill.

8/20/2008 11:31:00 PM

Screw you fool! It made me laugh out loud when I read it! Why don't you take a pill, a chill pill, you jerk.

8/21/2008 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/20/2008 08:43:00 PM"

That conjures up the image of a woman who's home was damaged during Katrina. She was complaining of respiratory problems caused by the toxic stew of debris sitting outside her home.Months had gone by, She was quoted "I can'ts breathe cuz of all dis stuff,nobodys come by & cleaned da mess up."

Never ceases to amaze how overly reliant people are for Government intervention they'll continue to wallow in shit & not help themselves...

8/20/2008 11:27:00 PM

You must be the biggest moron this side of the Mississippi. Your second sentence talked about the "toxic stew" outside of her house. Tell us genius,how and where is she supposed to dispose of the "toxic stew" in front of her house? I guarantee that the "contractors" that are hired for cleanup won't touch anything unless they have protective garb. Stop repeating the nonsense you hear and think for yourself.

8/21/2008 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
In 22years on the Job 3/4 spent on the Westside I NEVER handled a shooting that occured in a Library or ever heard of a drive-by occuring in front of a Library. Basketball court, subshop, different story. The Black community puts an extremely low priority on education & You can see the results...

8/20/2008 07:05:00 AM

So, every black American according to you does not care about their child's education?

8/21/2008 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Just being curious.

8/21/2008 01:09:00 AM"



More like 'just being nosy'.

8/21/2008 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of luxuries, I find it disgusting to see those gray satellite dishes hanging off of public housing.

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Glad someone else has noticed them, too! Driving by Lathrop Homes one day and stuck in traffic...saw one on a wall. WTF?

8/21/2008 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CCDOC has cable television too

8/22/2008 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. or Ms. WestSider/SouthSider,

Why didn't others and you upgrade those formerly white, failing schools? If this was 1958 or 1968 again, you might get away with your statement. It's 2008 now and you had those schools for over forty years. Don't you think it's time others and you find solutions to make your neighborhoods and schools more like Chatham and Avalon Park?

8/22/2008 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

buildup,

Why did you move into a slummy white area? Didn't you know a slummy white area isn't that much better than a slummy black area?

8/22/2008 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooooooh I'd love a CPS CCTV contract!!!!!

8/22/2008 08:44:00 AM  
Blogger Valentinemartin said...

I am a citizen and there was a shooting at the Douglas Branch of the Chicago Library. The City Colleges have been overran with thugs, corrupt executives and more looking for victims, and since those are colleges, victims with money to steal. There was a young man whose car was stolen and then the crooks and a few welfare cheats got together and lied and said he damaged his own car. Nobody knew it then but I'm telling everybody and anybody now that the truth has come out. So take tat "they were crooks shit and stick it." I'd hazard a guess and say these are the same co_#()_()_) that tied a noose outside the police station.

8/22/2008 06:51:00 PM  

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