Monday, September 29, 2008

Media Coverage

Coverage of Officer Taylor's death:
Be forewarned, there is some truly crappy reporting at some of the links, giving credence to all sorts of bullshit stories and excuses. If you notice the post directly below this one, a Philadelphia lawyer and columnist calls out the communities in which much of this violence exists and doesn't pull any punches. We imagine she's going to take a bunch of heat for her words.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother!

9/29/2008 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The policeman stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, policeman, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My church have you been true?" The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint. Because those of us who carry badges, Can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough. And sometimes I've been violent, Because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny, Lord, That wasn't mine to keep. Though I worked a lot of overtime, When the bills got just too steep. I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I felt some fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place, Among the people here. They never wanted me around, Except to calm their fear. If you have a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand. I never expected nor had too much, But if you don't.... I'll understand." There was silence all around the throne, Where the saints do often trod. As the policeman waited quietly, For the judgment of his God! "Step forward now, Policeman, You have borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat, on Heaven's street, You have done your time in Hell!!"
Rest in Peace fellow brother, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

9/29/2008 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune both think the Bear win over Philly is more important than an officer's murdered in the line of duty. The second officer murdered int eh line of duty in two months,no less.

Take a look at their websites.

9/29/2008 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Taylor was in my academy class..(94-7c) but different homeroom...God bless him and his family. We all weep with his passing and chicago is just a little less safer with his passing. Remember, BE SAFE..! take care of yourself and your partners..! everything else on this bullshit job is one big 19P..!

9/29/2008 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the link to CLTV's article. It's actually good and says the 'officer was gunned down' (not the offender). Bad guy did six years for attempt murder. They made it very clear our guys were wearing jackets marked RAID and were identifiable as police. No reference to the 'sister-in-law-we saw earlier.

Oh, and comments are not disabled. (Just don't give them an excuse to close it out.) Check it out now, since it's likely to evolve as more info is available.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/09/chicago-cop-shot-critically-wounded.html

9/29/2008 12:59:00 AM  
Blogger Loaded Dice said...

....Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, ande everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;.....

YEATS 1921


True then; True today......




Daley has destroyed the center........


God protect and save us........


Retired in 2003...........

9/29/2008 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are we marching?

9/29/2008 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The air media coverage, of this horrible tragedy, has gotten much better. Sarah Shulte, from Channel 7 did a good job and referred to the murdered, as the offender.

9/29/2008 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't strike but we did not give up our right to peaceably protest. There has been a lot of talk of marching on city hall. What's stopping us? All officers not on duty can participate and should. Lets pick a time and do it!

9/29/2008 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayer's and heart felt regrets go out to Officer Taylor's family.

9/29/2008 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the media, fuck the city, fuck the bosses. You go out there and do what you swore to do because your fellow officers are counting on you to be there when they need you, just as you are counting on them to be there for you. Back each other up. Don't be a hero and wave off your assists. Be proficient with that weapon folks. You are not a civil servant like a fucking garbage man or a ditch digger, you are a warrior, like it or not, this is what you swore to do. Get that mfer before he gets you. Don't expect an attaboy from anybody other than your fellow officers. We all knew what we were getting into here, and we all stayed.

9/29/2008 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Officer. And may the Lord hold your loved ones closer during this time of terrible pain & loss.

To those of us, his family in blue. Remember, we have NO life to 'give' to this department. Another 1 of us has been stolen, our loss is deep & painful.

The Mayor, City Hall, Department, Media & a fair amount of the citizens of this City could care less about us.

We will come together in a SEA of BLUE - to surround the family of our brother with the love & caring that no others will give. We will continue to do our best to look out for one another, because - that's what we do.

The time for anger & outrage over the medias blatent lies, the Mayors fake tears and Jodys feeble attempts to understand this loss will come soon enough. Right now? Push it all aside, bring out the dress blues... again, and stand proud with your 'family'.

This is our time to grieve, our time to come together as the real 'CPD'.

Yes. We are angry. No one is doing anything to help us - we will take matters into our own hands and do whatever is in our powers to ensure that Officers Francis & Taylors lives as CPD were not in vain. We are short staffed, but still large enough to create a roar so loud that the Mayor and those beneath him can't ignore.

Be safe & come home.

9/29/2008 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nate you were a brother in 007

Damn you were the real police back when we could be the real police.

This city has truly lost one of the best cops we had.Damn we are gonna miss you brother.

RIP

9/29/2008 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you mayor
you have totally messed up this department.There were a miniscule bunch of idiot police who were thieves and abusers. But it was miniscule compared to the police who worked their ass off everyday fighting crime and keeping the savage beast in check.They were gonna get caught and they did.
You took away our power to enforce the law with your appointment of Jody. He has NO TRUST BY POLICE ANYWHERE!
we gonna miss ya Nate!!!!
Hope your fn political meritorius appointments were worthy of this, all your good for shit ass suckers.
Guys like Nate should have been meritorious, ya think we dont know that.
Godspeed Miss ya brother
007 Ranger

9/29/2008 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WGN news at 9 used the caption of victim's sister in law. I called the station, the breaking news extension, told them they made a mistake,,,he's not the victim. They said hold on and put me on hold ad infinitum.
WGN never has to worry about me watching thier lousy station again.
WGN sucks and so does CLTV.
Who needs them or the inaccurate reporting.

9/29/2008 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 10 interviewed the offender's sister-in-law. She said he was out that early in the morning because it's Ramadan and he was probably saying his prayers.

9/29/2008 04:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago media are a huge part of the crime problem in this city. Their politically correct bullshit reporting generally excuses lawlessness and criniminality and looks at the police as a vehicle to sell ads on and make money on. Its sickening. Every victim is a fallen boy scout turning his life around and every offender has an excuse be it poverty, racism, bad luck, whatever. I could rant on this for pages but there is no point in doing it here since 99% already agree. This type of crap reporting is so prevalent and predictable that I wonder if the average citizen has gotten to the point where they automatically see through it or if they swallow it whole?

9/29/2008 04:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

Rest in Peace Officer Taylor.

Now my outrage has taken over. Here we have an Officer doing his sworn duty who is gunned down by a criminal. Yes a criminal - IR# and sheet to prove it. Fast forward to the Channel 2 coverage. Here we have a female 1 reporter having the nerve to let a "neighbor" of the shooter who the neighbor descirbed as a "hard working family man who was good to his kid, always helped out." Then this assholes final comment was something along the lines that the criminal was shot because blacks are always wrong or some bullshit statement like that.

As I've said here numerous times - write em!!! write em!!! every time you see one of these news trucks blow a light or stop sign write em - every time they're illegally parked write em.

I've said my piece. God Bless you Officer Taylor you will be missed.

9/29/2008 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May you rest in peace brother.


You helped us out many times when you worked in 007. You will never be forgotten. A true hero.

Rail Road Police Officer.

9/29/2008 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all bled as ONE,we all cry as a family,and we pray for the spirit of a brave man to carry on through his child.GOD BLESS YOU,you are in my and my families prayers today.

9/29/2008 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am currently out of town and very disappointed that when I pull up the Suntimes and Tribune on my phone, this officers murder did not pop up as one of the top stories, I had to search for it! They did list the story of a homeowner linking his cameras to the city cameras first. GO FIGURE, I already hated the Sun-Times, but I might kick the Trib to the curb also.

9/29/2008 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it about time our union organizes a demonstration at city hall?

9/29/2008 08:08:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

There is a very special part of Heaven which awaits the arrival of slain warriors like Nate Taylor. Viking legend calls this place Vahalla.

St. Michael the Archangel and the valkyrie have escorted our brother Nate to God's side in Vahalla.

My deepest condolences to the Taylor family and Nate's loved ones on their loss. Nate is now in a much better place. Rest in peace, my brother.

9/29/2008 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAT shuld be the ONLY unit that serves any type of warrant. That is SWAT's main purpose, to serve warrants. Stop serving warrants without SWAT .

9/29/2008 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's time to march on City Hall AND F.O.P. Headquarters.

RIP Officer Taylor, you've earned every bit of your eternal reward, and are truely a Blessed Peacemaker. The Kingdom of Heaven and your fellow CPD officers are proud of you.

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

God Bless Nate and his family.

I was lucky enough to work with Nate in Englewood years ago. Someone said of Nate back then " If we had a few more like Nate the rest of us would have nothing to do". I was blessed to know him and am honored to have had him as a friend. Nate was truley the best of what we should all hope to someday be, The Real Police.

Fred Hasenfang 008th Dist

9/29/2008 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two men had passed from this earth and appeared before God. God looked at one of the men standing before him who had his head bowed humbly before God. Studying him closely, God noticed that the man was scarred all over his body and his soul was heavy with life’s burdens. God then looked at the second man who was about the same age. The man stood proud, without any scars or the burdens of life weighing down his soul. God asked the man about his life and the man replied, “I’ve taken great care of myself, minded my own business, and lived as peacefully as I could, I’ve never fought. God leaned back and said, My Dear, Dear Child, haven’t you found anything on this earth worth fighting for?
With Love To Our Officer Nate Taylor...God's Soldier.

9/29/2008 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So - seriously.
Instead of talking about it ad infinitum:

WHEN is the MARCH ON CITY HALL?!

NAME the date and time.
Let law-abiding civilians know - we'll show up in force.

We DEMAND justice and truth in reporting for OUR police officers!

-Trapped in Rogers Park until the housing market picks up and I can get the hell out of this shithole

9/29/2008 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous mid_po_008 said...

Dear SCC...i know alot of police officers the past few days have had alot of mixed emotions of sadness and mourning.

Specifically, for losing one of our own in such a tragic way..however, mines is more of anger because of several things that happend after the call of a 10-1 "OFFICER DOWN" was given out of the air of surronding radio zones>>
first and foremost ...i have never met 499 and i dont plan on meeting him, but i just dont understand why 499 would disregard cars that were responding to the scene after the 10-1 was given out....the p.o. who was injured was still on-scene...shot....cliging to life. Wouldnt you think you would need those cars to make a route so the ambulance would as quick as possible. God forbid i was in a situation like that with my partner but i would want everybody and anybody to respond.

My partner and i looked at each other "baffled" at such a stupid decision. After that, i didnt see one single white shirt in route with the ambulance on the way to christ.

Secondly, the ambulance that was on its way with the p.o. didnt know where the "hell" it was going. Listen to the tapes that night on zone 6 and you could hear angry po's shouting at the parademics because the eventually took him to the wrong end of christ hospital after the fact that they took the long way to get there. After taking him to the wrong entrance, they missed the the intersection where the emergency entrace was at. For about two minutes this ambulance was attempting to turn around at a dead end intersection. At one point a p.o. almost dragged out the driver and tried to take over himself. All this technology this day end age and the thing that cfd amb. needed that nite was a map.

Finally, who decision was it for our injured brother to go and take a trip to christ...while this shit-bag gets to go to stroger.
In the end this piece of filth is still living and our brothers family is planning funeral arrangements. i always have agreed to the fact that if one of my partners our myself were injured, i better go to stroger.

In my mind, i cannot stop thinking that all these stupid and avoidable occurance "mattered" because seconds in this situation where a matter of life and death.

midnites zone 6 p.o.
my condolences to the taylor family.

9/29/2008 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to call a march on city hall now! We could call for a peaceful march in the name of our three fallen brothers. When the media asks questions let um have it. Screw the warrents! It isn't worth it. Screw the city, they don't care. We need to take care of our own because nobody else is. Where's Daley at?

And if we do have a march we all need to show up, active retired, police family memebers, everyone, not just a few hundred officers, we need a few thousand.

We also need the FOP to hire a PR firm. It's time for some good PR. The city's has a PR person and so should we. We need our own commercials to let the public know actually what is happening out here in the streets.

Let's embarrass the heck out of this city. Shame on Daley, this is your fault and you have to answer to God for your actions.

9/29/2008 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous voice from valhalla said...

Your blue brother Nate has arrived. He's got that huge unforgettable smile on his face.

Someday, we will all meet again.

9/29/2008 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Taylor. My heartfelt condolences to the men and women of the Chicago Police Department for this tragic loss.

To 9/29/2008 04:52:00 AM

Many of us in the public "get it" when it comes to biased media coverage. My thinking is along the lines of the woman reporter from Philly.

I've always respected the Chicago Police Department. Stay safe my fellow City workers, we know who the problem is.

9/29/2008 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe this is happening all over again. These are some really said and scarry times. It shows us that all we have is each other. Every time you are out there and shit hits the fan, and you see those lights flying in from everywhere, that is the brotherhood that I know. May God bless you and your family officer. You are way too young to leave us now, but I guess God has is own plans. May you be blessed brother.

9/29/2008 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLTV stands for Children Learning TeleVision

9/29/2008 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very sorrt to Officer Taylors family, and God Speed to out brother in blue. We will never, ever forget you!

9/29/2008 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago media are a huge part of the crime problem in this city. Their politically correct bullshit reporting generally excuses lawlessness and criniminality and looks at the police as a vehicle to sell ads on and make money on. Its sickening. Every victim is a fallen boy scout turning his life around and every offender has an excuse be it poverty, racism, bad luck, whatever. I could rant on this for pages but there is no point in doing it here since 99% already agree. This type of crap reporting is so prevalent and predictable that I wonder if the average citizen has gotten to the point where they automatically see through it or if they swallow it whole?

9/29/2008 04:52:00 AM

Been seeing through it and can't stand it. Such a false world they create in their fantasy studio. They "photoshop" all events until they are no longer recognizable or remotely close to the actual events.

---Average Citizen.

9/29/2008 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago media are a huge part of the crime problem in this city. Their politically correct bullshit reporting generally excuses lawlessness and criniminality and looks at the police as a vehicle to sell ads on and make money on. Its sickening. Every victim is a fallen boy scout turning his life around and every offender has an excuse be it poverty, racism, bad luck, whatever. I could rant on this for pages but there is no point in doing it here since 99% already agree. This type of crap reporting is so prevalent and predictable that I wonder if the average citizen has gotten to the point where they automatically see through it or if they swallow it whole?

9/29/2008 04:52:00 AM

I wonder, who does the media water down the news for? And why? It doesn't make sense unless they are as completely corrupt as the politicians.

9/29/2008 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless officer taylor and his family. This should really be a reminder for all of us to never take a single day for granted and to never miss an oppurtunity to tell your friends and family how much you love them. The stuff on this job in the grand scheme of things is meaningless and after all the fake tears from mayor daley and all these other exempts he will be in some star case at 35th michigan forgotten except for his friends in family. In honor of this officer,i would like to ask everyone out there to call that friend who you have not spoken to in a while. Tell that friend you love them and how special they are to you. Go up to that coworker who is going through a rough time and make the time for that person.We need to use this as a reminder to stop the petty bickering we have with each other and to treat each other better because all the tears and the regrets when a person is gone does nothing. It is how you treat the people close to you when they are alive,that is all that matters.God bless officer taylor and his family and god bless cpd.

9/29/2008 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I post some comments on here occasionally just to rile up you cops, and I don't always agree with the sometimes wildly right wing comments on here, but this a great place to get a pulse on the city. And no respectable human being ever wants to hear news like this. I'm saddened for the city's loss of a great cop, despairing at how his wife and young daughter must be feeling, and further disappointed that the worthless piece of human debris that shot him will get room and board for the next 100 years instead of shuffling off this mortal coil and going to whatever hell Muslims believe in.

I'll knock back a cold beer in honor of Chicago PD this evening.

9/29/2008 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Taylor and his family. My thoughts and prayers also go out to Officer Taylor's fellow brothers in blue. Everyday I fear for the safety of our police officers. Chicago has become such a violent city to live in(third largest city, first in homicides). I fear for the safety of my family and my husband who happens to also be a police officer. Our mayor does nothing to quell the violence in this city nor provide for the safety of its police officers who put their life on the line everyday to help keep us safe. The mayor's first priority should be to protect the citizens of this city and as such should provide enough (properly equipped and fairly compensated)police officers to do the job. This should be his first priority! Daley has lost site of his priorities and another police officer has lost his life because of his(Daley's) ineptitude. I pray for the day my husband can retire and we can leave this city. I pray for his safety and that of his fellow police officers everyday. I have nothing but the utmost respect for all you do to protect us and keep us safe. Please be safe and know you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

9/29/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous bklyn north said...

From the men and women of the NYPD, God bless our fallen Chicago brother. R.I.P.

9/29/2008 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless You Officer Taylor. Thank you for your service to our city. You will be missed. To the rest of the CPD...stay safe and know that we appriciate all you do. No more tears should be shed over a fallen officer...it should never happen. A horrible tradegy.

9/29/2008 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOULD SOMEONE ANSWER THIS QUESTION.....IS IT ALL WORTH IT????

9/29/2008 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Angel of Justice said...

Can someone let us know how we can alert the media that this asshole's conviction for attempted murder was for the ATTEMPTED MURDER OF ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER!!!! He took three shots at a uniformed officer when they saw him near a gang wake wearing a holster (about a block from his "neighborhood watch" site).

RIP Officer Taylor and my deepest sorrow to your family. To all of Chicago's Finest BE SAFE and thank you for all you do!

9/29/2008 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous lil' george said...

The Scum-Times quotes a neighbor as saying "why does the car have 8 to 10 bullet holes in it if they were doing a search warrant?" Well neighbor and liberal writer, the reason is because the officers were ATTACKED ON THE STREET BEFORE EXECUTING THE WARRANT! Why this paper can't let an officer be a hero for a moment is beyond me. The damn "victim" gets as much ink and quotes from family and neighbors as does the officer and department. I was on the scene and had to listen as the people of the hood laughed at one of our own being killed. Reporters heard this, but why print that? God bless Officer Taylor, his family, friends, the CPD, and his partners on this tragic day who have to live with this forever. Goddamn the OFFENDER to hell

9/29/2008 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP BROTHER NATE! I will say prayers for your family! Where is the criminal mayor at? In russia! Fuck the bosses and the alderman and all the rest of the crooks, I protect myself,my family and brothers in Blue everyone else call your mayor and your gun toting alderamn, call eddie burke with the fleet of bodyguards that are nothing more than valets!

9/29/2008 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What has come of the day when we had so much respect for police officers? That when they were near you it was like God was in the room with you and he was watching over you and you felt so safe. When you were on the streets and you saw one you knew that were out their protecting you and you had that same feeling. I fortunately still have that same feeling and would walk the street with any police officer but unfortunately fear more the other guy now because crime has become so prevalent because were not letting them do their jobs any more. They can't go out and do what they're supposed to do with out second guessing every action and the heat of bad moment do we want them to have to take a second longer to make a decision because someone might think it was the wrong one even though we know it was the right one and in that second longer it took him because we made him question his actions he gets shot or things just go horribly wrong. What have we done as a society to these brave people who go out day in and day out to protect us against all those crazed people who lash out in anger for who knows what reason. But we just need to step aside and let them do their job and give us a safe place to live again.

9/29/2008 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today is the Feastday of St. Michael the Archangel.

I'm sure our patron saint welcomed this warrior, and lead him to the presence of the of the Almighty, who holds him in the palm of His hand.

May the Great Healer send comfort to those who morn our brother.

May St. Michael protect those who carry on.

9/29/2008 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it about time our union organizes a demonstration at city hall?

9/29/2008 08:08:00 AM

Yes. In most cities the police union organizes the march. We will all be retired if we wait for that here. Daly will blow his stack. The more marchers the merrier. Friends and family too.

9/29/2008 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked with Nate in 007! He was the Real Police.... Take care of him Lord, Peace my Brother!

9/29/2008 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God welecome Nate into his kingdom...rest easy my friend.

9/29/2008 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 10 interviewed the offender's sister-in-law. She said he was out that early in the morning because it's Ramadan and he was probably saying his prayers.

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even though its all bull shit ramadan hasent started yet and morning prayers dont take place in a car

9/29/2008 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that the link in the Tribune article to the list of officers killed inthe past ten years did not list the officer who recently died as a result of being shot years ago. Shouldn't he be included? Of course the source in the Police Memorial folks...

9/29/2008 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Fox:

Kenneth Hastings said Cooper and his wife, Octavia, were friendly neighbors who often went to the area mosque.

Hastings, the father of Cooper’s stepchild, did not know what Cooper did for a living but said he was very “handy” and did construction jobs. Sometimes, he helped with his wife’s catering job...

Hastings said hours earlier, police removed a car with eight to ten bullet holes in the windshield.

“If they were serving a search warrant how do you get eight to ten bullet holes in a car windshield?” Hastings said.
***
I'll tell you how, numbnuts... when you shoot at a cop, and three other ones are there, their guns will be emptied in your direction.

9/29/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT But this needs to be told....According to a CLEAR check of personnel we have the following sworn members working / not working...Listen up all you media types...these numbers are NOT made up...they are taken DIRECTLY from the POLICE DEPARTMENT DATA BASE AND ARE AS TRUE AS YOU CAN GET....

The REAL Numbers:

Title code 9161-police officer:
9913
Title code 9165-detective: 1155
Title code 9171-sergeant: 1262
Title code 9173-lieutenant: 245
Title code 9175-captain: 69

Ok....Now the fun part.....
9913 police officers...right??
800 on medical / IOD average per day
650 assigned to tactical teams
375 assigned to gang teams
700 assigned to district admin.
600 assigned to HQ admin.
300 assigned to TRU
200 assigned to Narcotics
500 assigned to vice,mass transit,k-9,airport(s)gang intel,swat,gun teams,etc... and that's being very liberal...
Now...the backbone of the Chicago Police Department.....The beat cars...There are 279 beats citywide and you need 8 officers to man a beat car so...........
279 x's 8 = 2432..NOT including rapid response cars, 06 cars, mission teams etc.... OK Math again.....9913 Total minus all of the above leaves us with 5,788 police officers and those numbers I am sure are even lower...Now out of those 5,788 subtract your beat car officers,2432...leaves you with 3358 officers.

So what we have here is something close to 5500 officers working the street and of those officers there are furloughs (vacations), days off, too don't forget that...So Mr Mayor....let us ask you this question.....How many "Patrolmen" that work the street , in a beat car....not assigned to special units or administrative work etc do we have?? 13,500 right???? WRONG!!! according to my VERY liberal math we have about 5500!!
Mr Mayor...your city is burning...you need to hire about 4,000 officers YESTERDAY.....Now tell us some more lies.

9/29/2008 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Officer Taylor and his friends and family at this time of need. Its time for us and the FOP to step forward and voice our displeasure with the Mayor, Exempt Supervisors, media and other politicians in the City for their lack of support i.e. no contract, the constant hunt to fire Police Officers, calling police murderers victim after Officers shot the OFFENDER, allowing these idiot family members speak and put there interviews on t.v. To hell with all of them! If anyone is to blame for the division between the Police and them are the ones mentioned above.

9/29/2008 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A Dying Declaration"



I worked hard for you
Put in mornings, days, and nights
For this was the job I was born to do
I'm a sworn Police Officer through and through

I wore my shield proudly upon my chest
Holstered my weapon
Shined my boots
And tightly secured my vest

The hours were long and
The paychecks small
But for the friends I have made
I would change nothing at all

I never changed the world
Now we both know this is true
But I never thought this would happen Lord
I was one of the brave in blue

I lay here
For the first time the sirens sound so loud
How can this be happening Lord
I served my country proud

I worked hard for you
How could this be
I wasn't suppose to go like this
He shouldn't of got the drop on me

When you fold my flag
And hand it to my wife
Tell her I died heroically
Tell her I lived a good life

I always upheld the law
Acted fairly without prejudice
But now as I go Lord
I ask that you promise me this

Tell my girl her daddy is proud
Allow her to reach the top
So I can rest peacefully
Knowing she never became a cop

By

Peter Spizzirri

9/29/2008 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous russo, philly p.d. said...

Chicago PD brothers and sisters:

God bless Nate Taylor and Pat McDonald. We share your grief.

9/29/2008 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in this district (a bit away from this site but in the area), and let me be one to say THANK YOU to the men and women who protect us from vermin like the offender who are literally wolves in sheep's clothing.

Please know that there are many citizens who pray for you every day, and are greatful when you respond to our needs.

I hate it when the media interviews a family member and you hear "my baby ain't done nuthin".

9/29/2008 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again a three time convicted felon out on the streets. This time this piece of shit took one of our own. When will the courts learn that we build prisons for animals like this guy.
My heart felt condolences go out to the officer's family and friends.

9/29/2008 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite is when this MUTTS play awntey said he was in the car prayin cause it was Rahmadan and he was a devowt Muslim!

9/29/2008 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, Due to the current environment between the city and its police members thanks to the mayors lies concerning man-power shortages, climbing crime rates, never a timely and fair contract etc, it would be nice for out of respect for Officer Taylor as well as all of the officers in attendance, the family request the mayor not attend the funeral. If there is ever going to be a march on city hall protesting officer safety, man-power shortage, time off denied, contract negotiations, what if immediately following the funeral services, we all meet at the daley center.

9/29/2008 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REST IN PEACE, YOU ARE IN THE HANDS OF OUR LORD.

9/29/2008 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The KA-KA ROACH that did this will probably get a slap on the wrist, like they always do.

They may escape judgement on this side, but final judgement awaits in the afterworld.

9/29/2008 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MUG and HUG

A police officer is killed, I feel bad for his family, friends and partners.

Why is there a photo on the front of the Sun Times of a police lady clutching her bottle of water as she gives the big hug to a fellow male officer.

Why is it, afte I go to page #2 of the Times that the same male officer is jot hugging yet another female officer along with still half-hugging the same waterlogged officer from the first page. How many ladies is he going to hug. Since when did the group hug enter into the police officers form of grieving. Why do these nitwits pose for the news photogs.

I know an officer, an a good officer died. I feel bad, I have over 40 years on this job and have been through this a nubmer of times. Death and dis-appointment is part of the job, you have to handle it. I've have handled investigation into these kind of cases. You can grieve but you have to seperate that from the business of investigation. I've done it seveal times.

Stop mugging for the news and be professonal.
God bless Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.

9/29/2008 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous PO with a broken spirit said...

Lets do it..March on City hall, Its not a strike, but on our rdo lets shut down LaSalle street with a BLUE wave. Its the only way we will be heard, lets use the media to our advantage, we not only owe it to our FALLEN brothers, but to our families and ourselves...remember all we have is each other out there when the shit hits the fan...SCC we need your help to set this up...I'll look forward to seeing a post with the date and time of this march, I'll be there no matter what!! RIP NATE

9/29/2008 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger WINDY CITY VETS said...

Officer Taylor your commitment and sacrifice to our country will never be forgotten by your Brothers in Blue. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

9/29/2008 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Daley and Jfed stay home this picer officer paid the price again and you have never paid it. So we the blue shirts need time again to be together.I worked with officer taylot in ++7 tact and we loved him..ay he rest in peace.,ice job 6+@ you did it again,,othing

9/29/2008 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do these idiots in the media give the block where the officers house is and then proceed to film it, with the address clearly visible. The only way they are getting this information is thru the department. Someone needs to put a stop to this before the shitbirds family decides that some retribution is in order.

9/29/2008 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally CLTV you got it right! A OFFICER WAS KILLED! I just saw it on your 2pm headline news.

Whoever did the reporting on the offender's sister-in-law and referred to her at the "Victim's sister-in-law" should be fucking fired!

9/29/2008 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No worrys about where Officer Taylor will spend eternity, Heaven awaits him, because he surely served his time in hell here on earth keeping the lid on the garbage can, trying to keep us all safe in our beds.

Yes fellow officers we protect each other when your off duty at home sleeping weather working midnights days or afternoons your brothers and sisters in blue are protecting you and yours.

Citizens of Chicago fear not, Brave men and women from the CPD will continue to respond, resolve and ease your pain and despair although we are considered expendable by some bosses and elected officials. We know the majority of you respect the job we do and need us on that wall, you want us on that wall to quate a few good men, thats where we want to be . All we want is support, resources, manpower and equiptment, and an evenhanded prosecution of offenders with swift and certain justice, that is one of the basic tennants of an effective criminal justice system. That is not available today. We will continue to protect you the best we can, even at the risk of our own lives, because that is what we do.

Ocassionally one of us goes off course and embarasses the rest of us, believe me that hurts us more then it hurts you. We have been betrayed by one of our own. The Media uses our actions, inactions and mis-steps to sell newspapers and get higher ratings. We know that but yet we continue to fight the fight. We will be there when you need us Just help us get there quicker. We need help. The staffing levels although the administration claim are at 13,500 we dont believe it. If it is then it isnt enough. We have our guns and training and each other to protect ourselves but we need more to continue to protect the good people of this city who are under siege from the gang bangers, dope dealers and other assorted shitheads. Get to your aldermen demand answers, staffing is dismal and dangerous not only for us, but mostly for you.

9/29/2008 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the CLTV coverage ... the mutts have figured it out...CAPS, Neighborhood Watch, CEASEFIRE, they have realized the department administration and city will pander to their every wish and desire, give them every info. Sure this guy was interested in the police on his block...so he could sling his dope.

9/29/2008 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita Padilla for Fox News did a fine job reporting the incident. When I watched her on video I actually smiled because that was fine reporting. She reported Copper to be a felon, Thank you.

9/29/2008 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stay safe out there-May the dear lord take Nate into his hands and keep his soul close at hands. You sir are a true American Hero I will pray for your family...002 Dist

9/29/2008 02:28:00 PM  
Blogger dan dan dan said...

i thought it was pretty ridiculous that abc's website had the shooting at 77th kedzie as their top news story, but nothing on the front page about this. such a joke.

9/29/2008 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world."'

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

R.I.P. Officer Nate Taylor

9/29/2008 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please post wake and funeral services when you receive the info and encourage EVERY dept member to attend. Lets do everything we can to support this copper and his family and let everyone know that no matter what, we are all one in blue and still VERY strong!

9/29/2008 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Brother in Blue

9/29/2008 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just put down the Sun-Times after reading the cop slain article. Funny how most of the article is all about the offender. They interviewed his neighbors, we find they just got back from Disneyland, etc.

To Annie Sweeney, Maureen O'Donnell and Lisa Donovan a big fuck you for that report. Did you ask the neighbors if maybe they also got high with the offender? Or maybe buy drugs from him?

What the hell is the matter with you? Where is your conscience? Why do you interview these useless people?

You disgust me.

Love---
Mom

9/29/2008 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent an e-mail to CLTV to complain about that bit with the asshole's family and here's the response I got:
"Thank you for your feedback on our news coverage. As with all stories we cover, we work hard to insure that we are accurate and sensitive when reporting on victims and suspects in any criminal case. When that story involves a police officer, we take extra care to sort out the facts as best we can on tight deadlines. Our intent is to be netural and objective, not to take sides.

Your e-mail has helped us to look closer at how we handle such stories going forward.

Thank you for watching CLTV."

9/29/2008 03:34:00 PM  
Blogger shark said...

Please tell us when concerned citizens can march with the men and women of CPD who have to deal with the scum who threaten them and our well being.
Im very tired of gangs, and people who dont think twice of killing others.
I dont like lil kids that write in school, just how afraid they are of getting shot.
You guys in blue, do your job, WE KNOW ITS THE HIGHER UP, who is letting this city RUN WILD WITH ANIMALS!!!
GOD BLESS ALL OF US!!!

Rest in Peace Officer Taylor!!!

9/29/2008 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see CLTV? The newscaster said that the officer's family was being presented with a check today from "the 100 dollar" club. Are you fucking kidding me. Can't these fuckers get anything right?

9/29/2008 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the FUCK are we going to march on City Hall???? We need to stick together, get all of our family and friends, off duty, retired, to let this city and the media know we have had enough, that were fucking sick of how we are treated. FUCKING ILLEGAL ALIENS have the balls to protest in the city that we protect and lay down our lives for, and we march with them for protection !!!! NYPD has protests everywhere Mayor Bloomberg goes during their contract negotiations, why cant we! It is time to make our voice heard, keep the pressure on city hall, do what they fear most.....stay together and form a sea of blue to protest the Mayor, Alderman, media, and these phoney reverends! The time to organize and march is NOW!!! Where the fuck is the FOP??????? They should have a press conference proclaiming our outrage at the MURDER of P.O. Taylor and why the piece of shit was even out on the streets !!!!! They should take out full page ads in the papers to show how dedicated and heroic the men and women in blue really are, full page honorable mentions for good deeds by our brothers and sisters, and fallen brothers and sisters who gave the ultimate sacrafice. Why are we silent when we have the largest operating budget,over a billion dollars, and we sit back and do nothing? WHY?

9/29/2008 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WGN news at noon on monday did their short story on Officer Taylor, second story, without comment afterwards. The useless liberalfuck anchorpeople with half ass smiles on their faces immediately went to story on Sox game. They ask Hawk Harrelson a question about game with Tigers via video link.

Hawk's reply.."sorry missed the question but our thoughts and prayers go out to Chicago Police and to the Taylor family at this difficult time." It's obvious who the class act was. RIP Nate

9/29/2008 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC please check this You Tube video out. This may be suitable for an appearance on the blog.

Delanges Interview
Birco Shooting
© 2008 YouTube, LLC

Now That is what a Boss should do and say! Stand-up guy for sure! Was the Sup or the mayor on the scene in 004, or the hospital, if not please make it KNOWN TO ALL!

Retired SGT.

9/29/2008 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on the scene after the fact.
My hat's off to the exempts on the scene. The stayed on the periphery allowing the dicks, crime lab, SWAT, NAGIS, etc. to do their jobs.

From my perspective a great job was done by all units under very tough circumstances. Professionalism ruled the day.

RIP office, the department is worse off without you.

Stay Safe All.

9/29/2008 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Pfleger??? Lets have a march to protest dog-asses.

9/29/2008 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too seen CLTV as having the offender's sister-in-law as "Victim's Sister-in-Law". 2 hours later when I was showing my husband the clip, it was changed. Must of read the blog. No one will ever understand our pain. Be there for each other and back each other up. Rest In Peace Nate, and may God bless your family.

9/29/2008 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nate you were a great officer and more than that a great person. We had fun times working together years ago on 007. You will truly be missed but surely not forgotten.

Jeff Nosek
007 district

9/29/2008 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are losing so many of our family lately. I am tired of feeling so sad. Brian Strouse was a good buddy of mine. We worked together alot and ever since his death, the sadness just gets worse. Are we the only ones who care? I don't know what to think. I try not to watch the news because they are so biased. We all must stick together, grieve together. We must stick together, Black, White, etc. We all bleed blue. We are all family and must act like we are just that. God bless our fallen brother, God help his family through this tragedy. RIP Brother

9/29/2008 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Upcoming March on City Hall

The date is set for Wednesday, October 8,2008 at 1000hrs.

Be there rain or shine if you care about your safety, contract, rights, family and the City of Chicago. Please bring relatives, friends,coworkers,retirees and anyone who cares about the quality of life in the City of Chicago.

Design your own signs and keep them courteous and respectful.

The reason for selecting this date is simple:

The next meeting of the Chicago City Council is scheduled for Wednesday October 8,2008 at 10:00a.m.


We had tremendous success in our last City Hall protest, the contract was ready within weeks. The NYPD has had great success in the past demonstrating at One Police Plaza and at New York City Hall.

Please conduct yourselves in a respectful and courteous manner.

Together We Can!!!

9/29/2008 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me guess. The offender was an 'A' student, never in a gang, was a pillar of the community, loved by relatives, friends and neighbors and his minister.

9/29/2008 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Channel 2 news for having Officer Taylor as your first story on the 6 pm news tonight. Channel 5 and 7 suck. Channel 2 news from now on.

9/29/2008 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I emailed CLTV and told them about there shitty reporting and how the POS shooter was not a victim and how they are bias against CPD,and also mentioned manpower,equipment,daley saying we have 13,500 and we know that number is much lower and how they should look into it,dude by the name of Marc Zonca respopnded and said they try to be netural and objective yadayadayada,if a bunch of po's emailed them with the same stuff,they might look into it,either way fuck the media

9/29/2008 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SEMPER FI,MY BROTHER IN BLUE.

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

OT, but....was at the Pension Board today to get payout info and walked into a shitstorm. Fox news covering Ron Huberman's effort to get credit for his CTA service. Total Bullshit. Anyway, a copper named Mike Shields who is running for a Pension Trustee spot was all over it. He confronted Huberman face to face and even gave an interview to Fox 32 calling BS on Huberman's pension grab. This Shields guy even brought his own camera. He asked a Pension Board secretary (ON FUCKING CAMERA!!) why she gave Huberman a private office as a waiting room while a disabled female PO on crutches was made to stand. I never worked with this Shields guy, but he stood up for us, for sure.
he has my vote. See if you can get the video SCC. Its got to be really funny.

9/29/2008 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone let us know how we can alert the media that this asshole's conviction for attempted murder was for the ATTEMPTED MURDER OF ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER!!!! He took three shots at a uniformed officer when they saw him near a gang wake wearing a holster (about a block from his "neighborhood watch" site).
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You have got to be kidding me. Please,please tell me this isn't true.
I hate this city.

9/29/2008 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous QUATTROCKI 021 said...

GOD BLESS OFFICER TAYLOR AND HIS FAMILY- AN IRISH BLESSING COMES TO MIND- MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU.MAY THE WIND BE ALWAYS AT YOUR BACK.MAY THE SUN SHINE WARM UPON YOUR FACE,THE RAIN FALL SOFT UPON YOUR FIELDS, AND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN OFFICER TAYLOR MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND!

9/29/2008 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck was 499? Tell me he really didn't call off cars going to a 10-1???

-189

9/29/2008 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the Sun Times and learned that the shooter took his kid and neighbor;s kids to disneyland. I learned that he was handy with tools and homne projects, and what the names of his pet dogs were. I learned that he held annual Halloween Parties for kids. Not one fucking word zbout the cop, his career or the cop's family. I learned more about the shooter's life and personality than I would have learned about a fat, lonely bitch who ran a post on E-Harmony.

9/29/2008 08:08:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Excuse me, but where is the damn outrage in our city?????????????

WE have lost yet ANOTHER star and I am so incredibly sad yet also angry as hell!

No disrespect in this post but it's time this city/state passed tougher, rigorous laws against these armed savages. Tomorrow I am off of work and faxing Daley and the Gov. about passing such laws.

We also need MORE officers in our city and to raise morale ASAP aka better treatment to all of you.

Ironically, I was so upset at work today that I had one of you call me @ our corporate facility for assistance and I got the call.

Guess what?

He is a vet w the mounted unti and we talked for a long time. It turns out he tells me after I tell him I have a small memorial that he mentions that the mounted unti has been naming the horses after recently killed LODD stars. I did not know that. He said they have Solorio, Doffyn & a new one for PO Gordon.

He made me laugh though when he described the horse: feisty as hell -a rebel yet will allow anyone to pet him and everyone loves him.

It sounded just like him.

In the end, this Officer on the phone was thanking me... when we should be thanking him. You see, this is our CPD, their attitude. Always looking out for us, and not for themselves.

I'm sorry this is so long but now it's time for you to demand MUCH BETTER.

My heart and love go out to all of you and it saddens me so very much typing all of this ... I promise to do anything I can to help you.

9/29/2008 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Fellow Sgt. said...

430 Midnights You are a piece of crap. Telling officers not to handcuff the Offender because he is a victim. God have mercy on you.

9/29/2008 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was watching the channel 9 news at 12. When being interviewed about todays Sox game Ken "The Hawk" Harrison stated that he wanted to send his codolences to the Taylor Family and the CPD on the loss of Officer Taylor even before he said one word about the game!!!
Hawk you are a class act!!!
RIP Officer Taylor!!!!

9/29/2008 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I checked our illustrious unions website.....not a fucking word about it. Time to throw these do nothing assholes out. They don't do a fucking thing for us let alone recognize when one of us has fallen. They just want to posture like they mean business and then raise our dues.

9/29/2008 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous 22 years and counting said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOULD SOMEONE ANSWER THIS QUESTION.....IS IT ALL WORTH IT????

9/29/2008 10:20:00 AM

Yes!!

It's funny, ironic not haha, that there are crimes committed every day in Chicago, yet not one criminal.
Contrary to what the media reports,
or the play revrunds claim, criminals do exist. Our job is putting those criminals in prison.
It's rewarding to know that at least for a short time, the crap locked up today is not victimizing anyone for a little while.

9/29/2008 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous No More said...

Never will a cop killer a "victim".

I truely believe that we need to beging a anti-bias media campaign. We need to contact the media outlets and infor themt hat we do not appreciate their horrible coverage.

We need to contact THE COMMERCIAL SPONSORS of the media that chooses to slant the reporting against us. We need to contact the sponsors and tell them that you will no longer purchase their products.

We need to contact friends and family members and have them join us in this boycott.

Money Talks
BS Walks

9/29/2008 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“If they were serving a search warrant how do you get eight to ten bullet holes in a car windshield?” Hastings said."


Because they ran out of bullets?

9/29/2008 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAT shuld be the ONLY unit that serves any type of warrant. That is SWAT's main purpose, to serve warrants. Stop serving warrants without SWAT .

9/29/2008 08:22:00 AM

YOU ARE A FUCKING GOOF. WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? YOU PICKED A GREAT TIME AND THREAD TO PROMOTE SWAT. WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK SERVED WARRANTS BEFORE SWAT'S INCEPTION? WE DID, THE FUCKING REAL POLICE. MAYBE YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT US, YOU 3 YEAR SUPERBOY TOYCOP. GO LEARN HOW TO BE THE POLICE BEFORE YOU POST ANYTHING ELSE HERE, STUPID.

9/29/2008 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/29/2008 11:47:00 AM


Wow, that won hit home hard.

9/29/2008 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am bringing 5 people to the March as of now.

9/29/2008 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Today is the Feastday of St. Michael the Archangel.

I'm sure our patron saint welcomed this warrior, and lead him to the presence of the of the Almighty, who holds him in the palm of His hand.

May the Great Healer send comfort to those who morn our brother.

May St. Michael protect those who carry on.

9/29/2008 10:39:00 AM

How ironic,I wish you had posted this earlier I would have gone to Mass today in Honor of Officer Nate Taylor.

9/29/2008 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That vile excrement Cooper has been charged with the murder of our brother,too bad that filth survived.

9/29/2008 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally, who decision was it for our injured brother to go and take a trip to christ...while this shit-bag gets to go to stroger.
In the end this piece of filth is still living and our brothers family is planning funeral arrangements. i always have agreed to the fact that if one of my partners our myself were injured, i better go to stroger.

In my mind, i cannot stop thinking that all these stupid and avoidable occurance "mattered" because seconds in this situation where a matter of life and death.

midnites zone 6 p.o.
my condolences to the taylor family.

I understand your frustration. The shithead lived because he is a shithead. God, unfortunately, takes the good ones. As a paramedic, it has always been hard to take. Christ is a good trauma hospital and so is County.
I would take my partner or a police officer to either one. Christ was closer, if Officer Taylor didn't have a pulse on scene, we take him to the closer trauma center. I have alot of respect for the CPD. I know what you have to deal with on the street. (CFD will take you to whatever hospital you want) My heart aches for you guys to be burying another. I was assigned to the firehouse at 40th and Dearborne when Officer Ceriale was murdered in August of 1998. It seems like yesterday....and we have lost too many more since then. You guys need to march on city hall, the animals are out of control, and Daley needs to be held accountable for the mess he has created. The media is our enemy too, turn off the tv while you mourn, it will only make your blood boil. My condolences to the brothers in blue and Officer Taylor's family. Stick together and God bless you all. I'm sorry for your loss.
CFD Paramedic

9/29/2008 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No brother cop should die in the line of duty. But it happens. You guys that came on here, saying I'm just answering calls, not being proactive.
Ok, thats your gig.Guns taken off the street 50% down from last year. Your your worst enemy.
Sorry, but if I had to ride with a do nothing because he didn't get a 4% raise, I would rather shoot the SOB, and I almost did that Years ago in 11.
2 man car which was a rairty. On foot chasing an armed guy and partner didn't call it into squad operator. Didn't have hand held at that time.
So, you hot shots who do nothing because you don't have a raise or a new contract. Look in the mirror at the guy who may have made a difference by being proactive and gotten that piece off the street and saved a brothers life.
Ya, older and retired and sick of hearing they, who ever that is of not having my back.
Know the law and operate within it and the gray area is and has always been a problem and thats why we have a judical system.
As far as the guys who completely f--ed up and got fired or suspended, thats part of the game except for the Bro in Iowa, a clear mis-carriage of justice.

9/29/2008 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, but....was at the Pension Board today to get payout info and walked into a shitstorm. Fox news covering Ron Huberman's effort to get credit for his CTA service. Total Bullshit. Anyway, a copper named Mike Shields who is running for a Pension Trustee spot was all over it. He confronted Huberman face to face and even gave an interview to Fox 32 calling BS on Huberman's pension grab. This Shields guy even brought his own camera. He asked a Pension Board secretary (ON FUCKING CAMERA!!) why she gave Huberman a private office as a waiting room while a disabled female PO on crutches was made to stand. I never worked with this Shields guy, but he stood up for us, for sure.
he has my vote. See if you can get the video SCC. Its got to be really funny.

9/29/2008 07:09:00 PM

SCC, you've got to put a post up with a link. I found it on You Tube. I searched the names Shields and Huberman. Frickin hysterical. Michael Shields has some gigantic balls. Good for him. Hope he does not get sent to midnites in 002.

9/29/2008 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous shotgun in hand said...

Anonymous said...
Can someone let us know how we can alert the media that this asshole's conviction for attempted murder was for the ATTEMPTED MURDER OF ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER!!!! He took three shots at a uniformed officer when they saw him near a gang wake wearing a holster (about a block from his "neighborhood watch" site).

And the shitbird lives on! Why?

9/29/2008 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R.I.P. MY BROTHER IN BLUE NATE TAYLOR WAS A GREAT COP AND A GREAT PERSON THIS WORLD JUST LOST A TRUE HERO TO THE TAYLOR FAMILY MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU I WILL MISS HIS BIG SUNNY SMILE TIL WE MEET AGAIN

9/29/2008 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just watched channel 9 news at 9:00pm. This was not only the biggest mistake I've made today, but I actually cried. They interviewed a neighbor on the street who said she didn't understand why the police would serve a search warrant at that time of day and (get this) maybe this asshole thought Nate was going to rob him. OK, I'm done with channel 9, actually I'm done with the media. There's only one source we can count on ot trust and that would be . . . US!

9/29/2008 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had tremendous success in our last City Hall protest, the contract was ready within weeks. The NYPD has had great success in the past demonstrating at One Police Plaza and at New York City Hall.

Please conduct yourselves in a respectful and courteous manner.

Together We Can!!!

9/29/2008 05:39:00 PM

I was there. PO Dan Shields led that protest from the sidewalk up to Daley's door. Check out what his brother Mike is up to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgyQhiIJCes

Un-fucking-believable. The vid is worth a post of its own. Those boys have the balls we all wish we had. I'll vote for Shields to guard my pension.

9/29/2008 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the Huberman thing, pension credit for his CTA service would only give him about 12 or 13 years. Well short of the 20 he needs. So, is Ron going to stay at CTA for another 8 years. Doubt it. Or is Daley smoothing the way for Ron Huberman's return as police superintendent once he runs J-Fraud out of town? What up wit dat?

By the by, the Shields-Huberman video on youtube is freaking awesome!!! Someone to be proud of, finally.

9/29/2008 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP, and pleasetake the Off Topic stuff somewhere else. This is not the forum to promote your agenda, no matter how well intentioned.

9/29/2008 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1717 post

take your hat off to the EXEMPTS for doing their job. WTF were they going to do ? not let us do our jobs ? get back inside 35th st. Real police are are there.

9/29/2008 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAT shuld be the ONLY unit that serves any type of warrant. That is SWAT's main purpose, to serve warrants. Stop serving warrants without SWAT .

9/29/2008 08:22:00 AM

How dare you take this time and get up on your soap box!!! Whoever you are? You should be ashamed.

God Bless you Nate.

9/29/2008 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are all fighting a war out there, and Nate was a warrior. This is for my friend Nate:


IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

We will break the faith Nate. Thats a solemn promise.

9/29/2008 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media is unbelieveable. 18 min into the 2100hr newscast before it is even talked about. WGN and FOX all had to talk about the Wall Street bail out, house explosion in South Holland, Sox game, and why the yuppies can't drink past the 7th inning up by Wrigley, and how Huberman want a pension because he is acting as a Policeman with the CTA. What bullshit! The Abbate and Jeffeson Tap were the lead story for days! Just goes to show you where everybody in Blue stands. STAY SAFE. You, your family are the most important thing. To HELL with this getto city.

9/29/2008 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SWAT shuld be the ONLY unit that serves any type of warrant. That is SWAT's main purpose, to serve warrants. Stop serving warrants without SWAT .

9/29/2008 08:22:00 AM

reply" - dude what world do you live in. hire about 500 more officers and assign all of them to swat. maybe then come talk to me about having SWAT do all warrants.

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Maybe it's time to march on City Hall AND F.O.P. Headquarters.

reply" - dude I marched downtown at city hall several years back when all unions in the city gathered to fight for better pay and pensions, etc. busses were supplied and left from all 5 areas. the bus i was on had 3 passengers including myself. good luck getting coppers to all come together. the police presence in attendance that day was embarassing.


RIP - Nate!!!

9/29/2008 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT When the city budget is set at the beginning of every year the police department is budgeted for 13000 officers AT TOP PAY if there are not 13000 oficers on the payroll where is the money that is in the police budget for the 13000when there are only 9000 on the payroll- I know this is a fact.Top pay includes every police officer
rookies and officers that have not reached top pay yet-so in other words if there are only 9000 police officers on the payroll where is the money for the 4000 that are not on the payroll.
check with finance they will tell you

9/29/2008 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace brother most people go their whole life with out sacraficing what you did in your short time here.

007 Third Watch

9/29/2008 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the pension board today too. The Sergeant's worthless rep, Mike Lazzaro, along with the Lieutenant's worthless rep, Mahoney (or maybe Maloney) and the worthless rep for the retired, Ken Hauser, had the votes to deny Huberman pension credit for his CTA work and they took a pass. All they had to do was vote along with the active rep and it would have been over, but these three pussies voted to defer. This was because a City-appointed vote was missing and a completed vote would have spelled doom for Huberman. On behalf of Mayor Daley and Ron Huberman, many thanks to the puppets Lazaro, Maloney and Hauser. Who gives a fuck if the pension isn't funded.

Anyone that votes for any of these three pussies is an ASSHOLE and can kiss their pension good-bye.

9/29/2008 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
Let them see how insignificant we are on Oct 8th when there are thousands of us marching at City Hall.

9/29/2008 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer.com coverage:

http://www.officer.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=2&id=43433

9/29/2008 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw Fox News on the "Huberman Pension Grab." Who is that retired guy, Underwood? He did a better job than retired trustee Hauser. Underwood would have voted NO if he were on the Board. Hauser voted to DEFER so the City could round up its votes. F THAT!! Mike Shields and his bros did a good job, too. I'm voting for Shields - would vote for Underwood if I could. Where the hell is everyone when we're getting ripped off!!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!??!
ARE WE THAT GUTLESS? Guess so.

9/29/2008 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many people may not know, but Officer Taylor donated his organs so that others could live. I am the wife of an officer who was the recipient of a kidney. It has been a life changing expeience. He's in God's hands because he was needed for bigger things.

9/29/2008 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From all of us in Montana, God Bless our fallen brother.

9/29/2008 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there. PO Dan Shields led that protest from the sidewalk up to Daley's door. Check out what his brother Mike is up to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgyQhiIJCes


Holy SHIT. I just watched this. Around 3 mins is where it gets good. I hope Mike has a job after this. Keep going Mike!! You have my vote! I will be there with my whole family marching.

9/29/2008 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you were not onscene, please don't fault 499 for stopping more cars. The last thing someone needs at that point in time is a car accident to make another situation. I wasn't there and anyone who is mentioning this obviously wasn't either.

I am however a zone 8 cop and feel sure 004, 006, and 003 flooded the place quickly, and even though it was east, 007 is pretty darn quick about getting where they are needed.

I am not brass and don't know who 499 was, nor do I care. We are all angry and looking to blame someone for anything, let's not blame someone wearing a badge.

The shithead who pulled the trigger is the one who needs to be blamed. The parole board who set this felon back out on our streets needs to be blamed. For heavens sake, I could type out blame all night.

499 was in a terrible position that night, his watch, his district, and this happened. Please, let's not start blaming each other.

006 p.o.

9/29/2008 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media has always sucked. However, I get joy out of watching them self destruct.

They (media) had it good for so long that they became complacent. All of the sudden they woke up to find that their "business model" had changed. NOW they are all scrambling to remain relevent.

BUT, they are losing. Example: the tribune is hemorraging money. They just redesigned the paper, and couldn't even give them away today! Nobody wants to read this shit.

Also, I am laughing at the strokes at the Reader. These dumbshits from Florida bought that liberal rag a couple of years ago for ALOT of money. Today, it is reported the new owners are throwing in the towel. The READER is shutting down and declaring bankruptcy!

GOOD RIDDENCE!

9/29/2008 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/29/2008 08:11:00 PM

Leomemorial your hear is in the right place but we do not need anymore laws on the books, we just need the existing laws upheld in court.

We really need more officers and a contract.

9/29/2008 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was watching tv and got sick with am news coverage on ch #9. First they are covering the murder of a chicago police officer; then they have their nut case "anna" morning "reporter" what-ever-her stupid last name is...doing a dance outside somewhere...WTF!!!!
no priorities...no one gives a shit there...CPD are only trash to them...

9/29/2008 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger shark said...

Oct 8, @ 1000..
Im going!!!

9/29/2008 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no matter if you are a sox or cub fan;Hawk Harrelson is a class act for showing proper respect to our fallen Hero on the Channel 9 News when interviewed at noon today..

9/29/2008 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLTV may have initally posted a decent report, but later showed their true colors by having a minute interview with a friend of shooter saying what a great guy he was, and how shit head probally thought the police where robbers, and how it is their falt for doing a search warrant so early in the morning

9/29/2008 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I agree The Shields brothers have some huge balls and huge whack. If they wanted to be bosses they could trust me. But they are Patrolman and just don't care. They are like 3rd or 4th generation coppers. Way to go fuck Ron Huberman!

9/29/2008 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell Officer Taylor's friend who was intervied by ch. 2 that I was really touched by your interview and you made me cry. I didn't know the officer. I work in 8 so I feel a bond with 7th district. Take care of Officer Taylor's family. They will need you.

9/29/2008 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't this thread about Officer Nate Taylor-RIP???

9/29/2008 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace Officer Nate Taylor-

Our prayers go out to Officer Taylor, his family and members of the CPD.

-Your friends from the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department

9/29/2008 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw NBC 5 news and they described this POS cop killer as a "community activist"

to the local media....FUCK YOU!

9/29/2008 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a police detective who was ACTIVELY involved in the investigation over time, of the killings of several Chicago Police Officers, i'll say one thing: STAY STRONG...BACK EACH OTHER UP...DO NOT LET THIS JOB BREAK YOU DOWN; AND SCREW THEM LYING ASS-BOSSES...

9/29/2008 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgyQhiIJCes

this is the greatest video that i have ever seen to put the city in check. well done! this is classic! worked with shields, he's just that solid in person.

9/29/2008 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And one more thing. I'm sick of some of these elected posts such as the pension board or FOP going to guys that are going to sit around on their ass and do nothing.

These are no longer positions that an old timer deserves. Look at how Robbins lets the pension raiders come in and steal without even batting an eye.

Pay attention young guys, cuz you gotta live with the decisions that are made today.

When does this pension board mail out the ballots? I remember last ime they gave you one week to return it. That's nonsense.

9/29/2008 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anita Padilla for Fox News did a fine job reporting the incident. When I watched her on video I actually smiled because that was fine reporting. She reported Copper to be a felon, Thank you.

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

meant Cooper

9/30/2008 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OCTOBER 8TH @ 10 AM
LOCATION CITY HALL
I WILL BE THERE!

9/30/2008 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is pathetic that the suntimes, didn't even give are brother the front page 30-sep-08

9/30/2008 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:27
Hey 189 office, don't be mad at 499 for calling off cars during the 10-1. He was told to do that by higher ranks. Blame them and only them.
499 is a sweet guy who loves his guys in 004. Leave him alone. This isn't about 499, it's about Nate,OK?

-004 po

9/30/2008 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley and J-Fed stay home dont show up at my brothers wake.WHEN is the MARCH ON CITY HALL?! Cooter will be thier

9/30/2008 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Superintendent and the majority of top Brass were at the hospital and/or scene. So lets not go there. Enough said.

9/30/2008 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw NBC 5 news and they described this POS cop killer as a "community activist"

9/29/2008 11:34:00 PM

Isn't that Obama's claim to fame. What is a community activist? All I see are unemployed humps from all walks of life trying to shake down government.

9/30/2008 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"it is pathetic that the suntimes, didn't even give are (sic) brother the front page 30-sep-08"

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don't know what paper you were reading, but it took up just about the whole front page on the monday sun-times i saw.

9/30/2008 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless Nate and his family! May his loved ones find comfort in the fact that our hearts and prayers go out to them.

9/30/2008 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A police officer is killed, I feel bad for his family, friends and partners.

Why is there a photo on the front of the Sun Times of a police lady clutching her bottle of water as she gives the big hug to a fellow male officer.

Why is it, afte I go to page #2 of the Times that the same male officer is jot hugging yet another female officer along with still half-hugging the same waterlogged officer from the first page. How many ladies is he going to hug. Since when did the group hug enter into the police officers form of grieving. Why do these nitwits pose for the news photogs.

I know an officer, an a good officer died. I feel bad, I have over 40 years on this job and have been through this a nubmer of times. Death and dis-appointment is part of the job, you have to handle it. I've have handled investigation into these kind of cases. You can grieve but you have to seperate that from the business of investigation. I've done it seveal times.

Stop mugging for the news and be professonal.
God bless Nathaniel Taylor, Jr.



What in the Hell is wrong with you...?Are you such a sorry excuse of a human being that the only thing you see in those pictures ...is officers "Mugging" as you put it for the media........you need to retire this job has warped you beyond repair.....

9/30/2008 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I had the words to convey the sorrow I feel with yet another Police Officers Death....I still see the the faces of all of them that have gone before....
We must take this time to put aside our differences and come together as one...to mourn the death of yet another warrior and to offer what comfort we can to his family....
May the most merciful G-d hold Officer Taylors family in his heart and give peace and comfort to those of us he has left behind..

9/30/2008 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christ I hate to tell you now does more gunshots than stroger. =Christ is know as the busiest ER with the most tramas.They have dedicated ors for traumas only. Those great doctors that used to be at stroger headed to christ and Illinois masonic program now. I would hate for those who are shot to go to the wrong hospital. They won't help the police with the same effort as they save a shithead.

9/30/2008 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are not words to explain the heart pounding grief when this happens . . . God hold you all in the palm of his hand and protect you from the evil you couragesly face day in and day out. Another prayer that the City start givng you more of whatever you want . . . you all deserve the best this damn City has to offer and this is an important example of why. Your loved ones need to know you are ok out there and you are being treated well on this job.

9/30/2008 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NATE TAYLOR what can one say about NATE he was one of the best people ever put on this earth always smiling always a kind word always a friend R.I.P. YOU WILL BE MISSED to NATES FAMILY may you find some comfort in your darkest days knowing that he was loved and respected by so many.The world will be a sadder place without you NATE. GODSPEED.I will miss your smile

9/30/2008 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think if you are really going to do a march on City Hall on Wednesday October 8 at 1000hrs do a seperate post make up flyers and pass them around to all the districts come to Headquarters with one and I will print them up for you!!!!!! I am anonymous if there is any way you can find out who I am e-mail me at my department e-mail I work on the 5th floor. I'll be at the march!!!

9/30/2008 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP NATE

Nates family my condolences!!

God bless the ex-partners, friends and team members Nate had throughout his career and current.

I can't imagine your feelings and things you guys are going through..

Hang tough and focus and your missions, jobs and the work you do as you go.....Nate would want it that way and you know it!

Stay safe everyone out here!

It really seems like we have a lot of things and people against us on top of the shit heads and jag offs we expect!

Take care..

Northside Po Po w/ time on!

10/01/2008 05:48:00 AM  

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