Sunday, September 28, 2008

Because I Said So

When in doubt, throw a tantrum:
  • Mayor Richard Daley on Saturday dismissed the notion that his administration’s failure to make good on a pledge to hire more police is affecting public safety, even as Chicago combats growing violent crime.
  • "No, no," said Daley when asked about the lack of new hires and the impact on city safety. When pressed, Daley bristled and said "It just won’t."

    The mayor said he's "working on" hiring more police officers, but didn’t have a time frame for when that would happen.

"I am the Great and Powerful Oz! Stop pulling on that curtain or I'll get my army of flying monkey warriors to call your editors!"

"It just won't"? What does Shortshanks do when gravity gets in his way? Deny it's existence? Listen up jackass - it's affecting public safety RIGHT NOW. Look around you. And you know what? It's only going to get worse.

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Blogger Westcide Dog said...

Let Daley screw the pooch on this one. I guarantee J-Fed will have to fall on the sword for this one. It's in his contract!

9/28/2008 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can only handle one job at a time. ask for back up if they try to send you on a job that should be sent to a 10-4 unit if you are 99. yes, most of the time it is a code anyway but if you step into something by the time back up gets to you it will be to late. we could be into a rap/ backlog all night, i could give two shits. if people bitch that they had to wait, tell them the truth about how short we are. the city will not hire any po's until 2010, bank on it.

9/28/2008 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Man Daley wrote the song and the son keeps singing it. Deny, Deny its all I can do! Its unbeleivable he never misses a beat. The Mayo the most corrupt person in the world! The world!!!!!!

9/28/2008 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lack of police not affecting public safety?
Seriously, does this mayor live under a rock? Maybe b/c he travels everywhere with a calvary and has no clue what the average chicago citizen has to deal with.
The crime is out of control here. We are all working one man cars and they're downing dozens of cars a night and he says it's not affecting public safety?
Who's advising him?

9/28/2008 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in an accident and had to wait almost 2 hours for a squad to come by for a report.... but NO, lack of police is not affecting public safety.
And the other day we were in a rap and there were 1a jobs that couldn't be dispatched b/c no cars. A woman getting stabbed and no police to send to it. But again, lack of hiring police is not affecting public safety, right? Tell that to the lady with the hole in her leg.

9/28/2008 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr MAYOR nobody wants the job any more. You f**ked up!!!

9/28/2008 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous KARMA said...

CAN'T HIRE BECAUSE THE ACADEMY IS SCREWED UP AND NEEDS A NEW BOSS AND THAT IS A FACT. DON'T CRY AND YES YOU GUYS WILL BE PUT BACK ON THE STREET WHERE YOU BELONG.

9/28/2008 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. If tings were dat bad, could I go to Russia? Hey, the Olympics are coming to Chicago! Let's polish the bean! I know a guy who knows a guy dat can do it. You know wud I'm sayin'? While we're at it, let's clean da fountain too. I know anudder guy for dat.

Dem cops just cry a lot. We'll get more cameras to help dem out. This idea dat crime goes up when cop numbers go down is just cuckoo! I mean it's just silly. Silly. Silly. Just silly. It's silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Just silly, silly, silly. Really it's just silly. And cuckoo. And silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly. Silly.

I'm gonna git one o dem jewelry eggs day got der in Russia. Dey got crime der too ya know. Dey handle da crime like dey should, doze cops der. Not like our cops. We godda watch our cops. Dats why I got dis FBI guy her wid me. Here boy. Say sumtin to da press. No. Don't say nuttin. Go stand on da side summore. Dats a good boy.

Dis conversation is over. I gotta have my bodyguards pack my suitcases. I'm goin ta Russia. Dey got vodka over der. I'm gonna drink some and have a Cuban stogie. Den I'm gonna git some tips on population control. I godda go.

Let's go! Oh Jodi, I almost forgot where I put you. Come on boy. Don't you say nuttin. Go git me a coffee and a paper. Take dem SUVs wid you so you look important. You like all dem SUVs, doncha? Yeah, I know you do. Dats a good boy.

Come on! I godda git back to my place. Somebody's waitin wid an envelope.

9/28/2008 06:00:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

"What does Shortshanks do when gravity gets in his way? Deny it's existence? Listen up jackass - it's affecting public safety RIGHT NOW. Look around you. And you know what? It's only going to get worse."
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SCC, once again you hit the nail on the head. The growing confrontations between the police and offenders is a social barometer of what is occurring in this country. The ANGRY public is seeking to vent on their government leaders, but cannot get access. However they can access a representative of government to vent their frustrations: Police Officers. It's not just Chicago; Philadelphia PD lost four officers this year. Everybody be careful, it's going to get a lot worse.

9/28/2008 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sent to a 10-4 unit if you are 99. yes, most of the time it is a code anyway but if you step into something by the time back up gets to you it will be to late.


I agree. And remember, If that happens and you get injured the department can then fuck with you because you didn't wait for back up.

9/28/2008 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the other day we were in a rap and there were 1a jobs that couldn't be dispatched b/c no cars


And then Shortshanks will get before the cameras and blame the lazy police. He tell the public that there is enough police to keep everyone safe and the only reason you hear of people getting beaten and robbed is because the police are the problem. The public already hates us so who are they going to believe?

9/28/2008 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

MAY B THE ACADEMY DESK DOLLIES CAN SHOW US HOW 2 DO A SIT UP WHEN THEY START WORKING THE STREETS AGAIN.

WHY ISNT THE ACADEMY EMPTIED OUT IF NO ONE IS BEING HIRED?

WE NEED TOBIAS OUT HERE ON MID-NITES TO SHOW US HOW TO RUN THE STREET.

MAY BE HE CAN TRAIN ALL THOSE FTO HOW TO B GO GETTERS.

9/28/2008 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARMA said...
CAN'T HIRE BECAUSE THE ACADEMY IS SCREWED UP AND NEEDS A NEW BOSS AND THAT IS A FACT. DON'T CRY AND YES YOU GUYS WILL BE PUT BACK ON THE STREET WHERE YOU BELONG.

9/28/2008 03:47:00 AM

Same old song. Quit crying. No changes at academy. Staff is very busy with current training. No go back to your basement apt.

9/28/2008 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Horrible Batman!!!

It is beyond worst now. I don't think the media or the public knows really how bad it is out there on the streets and where this Department is going. Outsiders read this blog and think we are just making this shit up because we don't have a contract. Associated Press thinks we just have a labor dispute going on in Chicago with the ex-FBI guy.

People it is a lot worst folks. J-fed is a complete idiot along with the political hacks and fools he put into command positions. One exempt is related to Obama, which is the only reason this guy gets promoted in the first place. Blood relations is the only qualification needed to get meritoriously promoted in this town?

Sure J-clown is a nice guy who makes a good first impression. He is in over his head and can't handle the position of leading this Department. He can never lead us. He can't even clean the house he is paid to work in. He sold his soul to Daley's political machine, sorry folks it is just that way. City Hall must let him go...and all those crooks running City Hall must go too.

Chicagoans need to clean house downtown. Da mayor is just the mighty clown king in denial.

9/28/2008 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they start hiring and once they do. In the mean time they need to build a much larger academy facility, so they can hire a large quantity of recruits at one time. 700 recruits twice a year sounds like a reasonable number to start with for the next three years. But that sounds too good to be true. They can also use the Near North H.S. in the mean time. Something has to be done. Prayers to the P.O. shot in 004.Hope you recover and get well soon.

9/28/2008 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor's relationship with "Reality" is very serious.
It is beyond satire.
He has an agenda, and it has nothing to do with the common good.
It is because of the machine,that controls this city.
Until we have the strength to break up that machine, we will all continue to be victims.
Come election time this city will still turn out and vote this power,back in. The Mayor has told the press this machine does not exist. No one says a word.
"With all our Rage;We are still just Rats in his cage".

9/28/2008 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well really, what do you think is more important? more cops on the street or adminstrative assistants for the mayor? do I really need to put the /s tag/

9/28/2008 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this Knucklehead not the WORST Mayor in the United States you've ever seen?

9/28/2008 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous McGruff said...

There's a crime problem in Chicago? When did this happen? Back in the day we just took a bite out of crime.

9/28/2008 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous 20 and out said...

The other day I was doing some thinking about our pension. Everywhere you see an article about our pension one thing always stands out...It's underfunded. Now I'm no mathmatician but if we are short so many officers wouldn't that be a direct link to the underfunding of the pension? If there are less and less officers contributing and more officers retiring AND people are living longer it seems to me that alone would cause quite a problem whether the economy is doing well or not. Add in the factor that investments are in the shitter and what does that leave you with? A pile of CRAP and no money for our future.

9/28/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was walking through city hall and accidently stepped on Daley's foot. Strangest thing happened next. I got into my car and there was this SHIT smell. I couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Then I realized it was the bottom of my shoe. It had some Daley stuck in it. I had to get out and scrape it off with a stick.

9/28/2008 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

last night on Ch2 news Shortshanks gave a sermon after a run downtown.
Who was the EXEMPT standing behind him. over his right shoulder, chewing gum ??? Classic !!

9/28/2008 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen, saw Daley on the news this morning and he looked like a complete asshole. Just because HE doesn't want it to affect public safety doesn't mean that it won't. He proved himself to be a total jagoff that is in denial about anything else but what he wants to do. I was embarassed for him, that, the Mayor of a major city could actually stand there in front of cameras saying that not keeping up with attrition is not a problem. Sooner or later you'll end up with no police. Will it be a problem then asshole?

The only bright spot was that this blog forced the little prick to actually come out and say publicly NO, we are not going to hire any new police because we have no money. All I kept thinking when I saw the POLICE SHORTAGE sign behind the news commentator was thank God for SCC. If it wasn't for this blog these ignorant, lazy, greedy politicians would be able to keep important issues under the carpet where they feel it belongs!


---not a cop

9/28/2008 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be great if we can get cops, their friends and family, and any concerned citizens to have a protest down at the Mayor's office. With another officer down, this madness has to stop. I read that when asked about this issue, Daley made a crack to reporters about them being laid off which, to me, sounded like a threat which he thought he could brilliantly disguise as a joke. Daley has to be removed from office NOW! Officers, is this really worth your LIVES???

9/28/2008 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous DAN D. said...

REGARDING BAIL OUT
__This may require too much thinking for a lot of Americans but try to understand......

A good lesson for our country.

Bar Stool Economics

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten
comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it
would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every
day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the
owner threw them a curve. 'Since you are all such good customers, he
said, 'I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. Drinks
for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the
first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But
what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they
divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'
They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted
that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would
each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested
that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same
amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before And the first four continued
to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to
compare their savings.

'I only got a dollar out of the $20', declared the sixth man.
He pointed to the tenth man,' but he got $10!'

'Yeah, that's right', exclaimed the fifth man. 'I only saved a dollar,
too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!'
'That's true!!' shouted the seventh man. 'Why should he get $10 back
when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!'

'Wait a minute,' yelled the first four men in unison. 'We didn't get
anything at all. The system exploits the poor!'

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat
down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill,
they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money
between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our
tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most
benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being
wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might
start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, University of Georgia

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.

9/28/2008 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those jobs are gone forever.

9/28/2008 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bring one police officer to work every day, whether there are 40 people on the sheets or four. I am one. And I work at the same rate every day. No manpower? That is a management issue. No0t am personal issue. I bring 100 percent manpower every day. My one person. That is all I can bring.

With this in mind, I never speed up. And I tell the people the truth, if it needs too be brought up. If the call is 50 minutes late, I tell them the truth. Why not?

9/28/2008 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last 2 groups of new-hires were groups of 25 recruits - in May & July. No other hires until after the 1st of the year.

9/28/2008 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone send this jerk for a psych exam ????

9/28/2008 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hitler said "the bigger the lie, the more its chance of being believed".

9/28/2008 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was walking through city hall and accidently stepped on Daley's foot. Strangest thing happened next. I got into my car and there was this SHIT smell. I couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Then I realized it was the bottom of my shoe. It had some Daley stuck in it. I had to get out and scrape it off with a stick.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

That is hilarious and true at the same time!!!

9/28/2008 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Wife was in an accident and it took me 45 Minutes to arrive on scene . She had called 911 immediately. No Beat car on scene . I knew the desk man in the district and he got a car there forthwith.

9/28/2008 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the scum bag media check into this-manpower,lack of-ooops my bad,they are just waiting for us to do something wrong so they could interview the most uneducated,ebonic gangbanger,police hating asshole they can find.

9/28/2008 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

M.T. is Daley's guy. Daley is a hand job, which makes M.T. a hand job by proxy. He presided over the S.O.S. scandal at every level. Period.

9/28/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sadly ironic that the Chicago political mainstay of awarding numerous government jobs to a politician's warders in order to control votes is now endangering the VERY people being controlled for votes...

The city has to keep expanding the budget to keep adding more constituents to the city payroll and thus controlling more votes. The budget thus continues to grow unchecked.

...Until the economy hits a cycle and revenue dries up....hampering necessary government services like police and safety.

Hopefully the very wards receiving this treatment become angry at the administration when there is enough unrest about the lack of safety in the streets.

Hopefully the axe will swing on this slush of government job placements for controlling votes freeing up money for basic services.

Hopefully those axed people will be pissed for being cut out of state sponsored positions.

And hopefully, they will be smart enough to vote the crooks who got them into this predicament out of office.

Unfotunately, I bet the needed cuts don't happen and we keep raising taxes and running a deficit...waiting for a federal kickback from Washington to ease the budget....with the people who needed to vote for change the most none the wiser.

Controlling the votes is just too important for controlling the machine...

9/29/2008 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Wife was in an accident and it took me 45 Minutes to arrive on scene . She had called 911 immediately. No Beat car on scene . I knew the desk man in the district and he got a car there forthwith.

9/28/2008 10:03:00 PM
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Yeah, but how many tow trucks were there????

9/29/2008 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what? Why do we button up our shirts every day and go head first into the war zone? I don't know why I keep doing it, but I'd be interested to hear what others think. I mean, no one holds a gun to our heads........why, if we are so unhappy, we keep showing up? Please don't yell...just interested to know.....

9/29/2008 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Chicago Media also corrupt? A simple No,No it doesn't affect public safety and that is it? You leave him off the hook. How about asking him about how the police department is annually budgeted for 13,500 police officers (that means that that TAX PAYERS MONEIES are there to pay for those officers every year) so if the money is there and no new officers are being hired, where is that money going? Is he cooking the books? Is he committing a fraud? Is he stealing the money? Shit the questions are endless. The real question is WHEN ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO ASK THE HARD QUESTIONS and not accept a simple NO,NO for an answer?

9/29/2008 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard at the gun shop Sunday, they were talking about putting auxillary or part-time cops on the street to fill the gap

Please say that is not true ????

9/29/2008 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey media hello any investigative reporters with balls left? any? Except for the great JOHN KASS no one steps up to the plate! Why does daley have an army of bodyguards for his entire family? why are they being paid 40% more than patrolmen? What special training do they have? Oh sorry fetch my slippers, get me milk, drive all over the city getting me books and videos on the taxpyers dime! anyone to look into this vast waste of money?

9/29/2008 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good bye Harry Hohm

9/30/2008 03:39:00 AM  

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