Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Slowdown Talk

At last count, something like one hundred news organizations picked up the AP Wire story about the Chicago Police Department "rebelling" against J-Fed. There's also a growing movement among some commentators to advocate rash action. We'd like to remind people of the following:
  • ARTICLE 5 NO STRIKE
    Section 5.1 — No Strike Commitment.
    Neither the Lodge nor any officer will call, institute, authorize, participate in, sanction, encourage, or ratify any strike, work stoppage, or other concerted refusal to perform duties by any officer or officer group, or the concerted interference with, in whole or in part, the full, faithful and proper performance of the duties of employment with the Employer. Neither the Lodge nor any officer shall refuse to cross any picket line, by whomever established.
And this:
  • Section 5.4 — Discipline of Strikers.
    Any officer who violates the provisions of Section 5.1 of this Article shall be subject to immediate discharge. Any action taken by the Employer against any officer who participates in action prohibited by Section 5.1 above shall not be considered as a violation of this Agreement and shall not be subject to the provisions of the grievance procedure; except that the issue whether an officer in fact participated in a prohibited action shall be subject to the grievance and arbitration procedure.
Commenting on an anonymous blog is one thing. Talk at roll call, in front of god knows who, in this political climate is something to be wary of and might open up a can of worms. If you go through the archives, you will not find one instance of SCC advocating a strike, slowdown, stoppage or similar job action. Guess why?

Now, there isn't anything in the contract that we've ever seen that would prohibit advocating the "proper performance of the duties" of a Chicago Police Officer. The "proper performance of duties" might include the following:
  • Enforcement of any and all parking restrictions in the vicinity of churches, synagogues, or other such houses of worship. Pros - We are doing our job enforcing the duly enacted ordinances of the City Council. So-called "parking courtesy" is a political move that allows storefront churches to exist without providing adequate parking for their congregation. Cons - Commanders aren't going to be happy with all the phone calls and non-suiting of tickets they'll have to do. There's a good chance of retaliation.
  • Enforcement of any and all moving violations against media trucks, cars, and such. Pros - Again, we're doing the job, enforcing the law. Delivery trucks aren't special just because it's 3-in-the-morning. The media gets annoyed, but they aren't doing us any favors lately, so who gives a fuck? Cons - No free papers, but that's a no-no under strict interpretation of the Rules and Regs anyway - a fifty-cent paper to avoid a $100 moving violation? Sounds like a J-Fed referral to a Federal Grand Jury is a step away.
  • The next holiday (13 October), everyone check the Money Box. No one take the 12 hours, just take the money. Pros - It's legal, it's contractually protected, it's a simple way of costing Shortshanks a bunch of money upfront instead of in a few years when we retire. Cons - none that we can see. Christmas is coming anyway and the kids need new sleds.
  • This is a big one and would take a concerted effort on a few levels. Every job, and we mean every single job, gets a response. Not just the gun calls, robbery calls and in-progress stuff that no one was slowing down on in the first place, but the dope calls, the noise disturbances, the cigarette sellers, every single damn call. O.W. Wilson believed that if a citizen cared enough to call, then they deserved a response. It was the basis for motorizing the entire Department. No supervisor coding old jobs, no Tact teams stacking the jobs and going off to do their own surveillance, no one claiming they'll get to it. Everyone goes. Within three hours, the Department would grind to a halt. Pros - this would highlight the manpower shortage in ways normal counting can conceal. Of course, political spots (read Captain) would probably be ordered to code jobs from behind the desks and OEMC would be ordered to quash jobs, but can you imagine if the media ever did some followup? They won't because we wrote them all tickets in second bullet point above. Cons - Anyone? And don't say "we'd have to answer all those jobs." We're supposed to do that anyway, but the blanket codes only exacerbate the "do more with less" attitude that is burning everyone out.
Each and every one of these is a way to make a statement. Each and every one also DOES NOT run afoul of Section 5 of the Contract the way some of the other wilder proposals do. Whatever is happening at this moment in time is getting the attention of downtown, City Hall and the national media. More eyeballs on Shortshanks is a good thing.

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204 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in! Shit, I've been in for 15 long expired months...

Fuck the regime!

9/23/2008 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big Obama rally in Wisconsin had 6,000 persons in attendance, Sarah Palin's last rally had almost 60,000. Obama is finished and the national news media is just looking for more dirt from Chicago to expose the corruption in his hometown.

9/23/2008 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My source at HQ says that index numbers are way down. Some to the tune of -65%. My source says that those who cry loudest about "The Blog" are those who are double and triple merit promoted.

My source stated that he doesnt believe that a "Job Action" is taken place. The source makes the arguement that the typical beat car is chasing radio calls from roll call to check off. Citing that if you were to look at the amount of money spent over the last few years at wash facilities has decreased steadily. Arguing that if the cars are not being washed it is because they are too busy chasing the radio. Funny my sources ideas make sense to me.

HMMMM....I asked if the AVL technology will substanciate this theory? Replied with only time will tell. Supposedly any exempt can pull a "snapshot" of a vehicles movement during a tour with about 3 mouse clicks. The snapshot looks like jigsaw puzzle. Also this technology has been tested in every district in the form of a pool car secretly wired up with the AVL technology.


As of this post the 1st watch in my district of assignment is running 6 one-"man" cars, and the wagon is 10-4. The desk has one Male, and 4 females.

9/23/2008 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, are you being 'insignificantly' PRO-ACTIVE?

9/23/2008 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw CHALKIE milling about at Gladys and Cicero.

9/23/2008 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The king maker after Obama is elected will put the screws to the police. Our contract will be completed within the year because of the Olympic date Oct 2009 all contracts must be in place for all unions. Then he will take the gloves off and really pound the police. He never has respected the police. He still yells out his back door at his 24 Hr Police detail and tells them to get him some HoHos and cup cakes just like when he was Prince Richie!!!!!!
OT Has anyone ever seen or heard of the reformer Obama question or call the mayor on any of his ethics or governing ? Oh I forgot the mayo is so pure and ethical.

9/23/2008 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if they all strike, which I certainly wouldn't advocate (I'm a librarian by trade), would the city fire all of us? err, them?

9/23/2008 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings,

Off topic, but if your looking to take your kids out this week end.

There is a circus coming to Norwood Park School this weekend and in addition there will be a car show and several vendors.

If your intrested here is the link www.norwoodcircus.com

9/23/2008 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually there is no "money box" to check on holidays. You either get the 4 hours pay or you do a slip to convert the money to 4 hours time, "Comp time option".

9/23/2008 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REBELLION? No, I wouldn’t say that. STRIKE? SLOWDOWN? Nay-nay! Never! Hell no!

As for me, I’m doing my job, NO MORE, NO LESS. I get a call, I’m going to it. Want someone arrested? Noooo problem buddy, just sign right here, and here, on the bottom of this complaint. Got your ass kicked? Here’s your report. Robbed? Here’s your report. Car accident? Here’s your report. The occasional parker, and I’m all good. At this point, I’d hate to “Violate somebody’s Civil Rights”. I did “Proactive” type policing for going on a decade and a half, and it got me bullshit CR’s ( I loved the “Search without a Warrant” ones we got while doing a Search Warrant!) , Sued a handful of times, Behavioral Intervention for over a year, and a whole lot more bull shit and stress than I want to remember. Looking for trouble got me trouble! However, I also had big time fun! I loved being the “police”. I still get a good feeling when I lock up a bad guy that needs to go to jail. I knew I had a few good partners, and Sgts/Lts/W.C.s . More important, I felt that I had the Departments support. I trusted people on this job, I loved this job.

Now, not so much! I still trust my partners, and some of the Sgts, not many beyond that. As for Supt. Weis; NOT A FUCKING CHANCE! I, professionally, don’t trust him! That’s me; you go make your own decisions about him. I know this Department could give a fuck less about me, you, and any other individual out there, regardless of rank. I have seen too many cops get tossed to the wolves in the past year or so. Lately, depending upon your “Juice”, the connected have been getting fucked with too! We, as a Department have too many bosses that have never been the “Police”. Too many house cats in the upper ranks trying to re-invent police work that they have never done! Too many officers that are needed out on the street are sitting in some do-nothing job, kissing ass for the next promotion. A Supt that has been in Law Enforcement, but never has been the “Police”, or has made attempts to. (And NO, one day with the other fed, and “Tiny Tina” in 003 on a domestic/Man w-a gun don’t count, but it DID give him an eye opener on our CR process!) He has had more than a few opportunities to show that he “Has our backs”. Ok, you have me: M-4’s are a good start, but are being held up due to budget problems. Different work schedules are looking good, and I’m willing to “Wait and see”. Oh, now you lost me: 15 months suspension for armed robbery because you are connected? Dictate what we do legally off duty (Side jobs/drinking)? Real incentive to be an FTO right about now too! Seek federal charges on an officer who had already served his punishment, but not seek federal charges of some of these bad-guys (i.e. the “alleged” shithead that killed the O.D.P.O & friend).

Some of us may be dumb, but we aint stupid! We know the “squeaky wheel gets the grease”! I and a whole lot of other cops are just doing “Black and White” policing, no more “Grey” area stuff! And in today’s climate, why would you want to? But this is what the Department wanted; now they are complaining? As far as the saying "Doing nothing never got anyone fired" I can count three that I know of, two of them, including the Det that did NOTHING when informed of an armed robbery while shoping on duty, got back on the job! The third just got canned for running the other way during the armed confrontation on 71st St a few years ago.

9/23/2008 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very proud of all of us for not doing shit for this joke of a department and shit hole of a city. I use to not think like this but I am done with it. I understand we are obligated to respond to in progress calls but do it slowly and dont get yourselfs hurt. Responding to shots fired or man with a gun call, respond with your lights and sirens loud loud loud, let the offenders get away and call for an ambulance. Take care of your own neighborhoods and look after your families

9/23/2008 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
But what the heck is going on in the 009th district. Have had the unfortunate pleasure of being there quite a bit lately and my g*d is it busy.
It's just non stop all night long and legit shots fired calls all day. I used to think that place wasn't that bad, but holy shit, that place is terrible.
The topper though, is that whoever the captain is on 3rd watch holds down all the rapids the WHOLE tour on a gang supresion mission. Well let me tell you something.... IT AINT WORKIN!!!
Put those kids back on the street answering calls to help out.
Man, how blind can a boss be?

9/23/2008 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you feel it, can you smell it, can you taste it, can you say it...UNITY, let us all come together, momentum is building, we are gaining nationwide attention...PAY ATTENTION CPD!

Let's ALL get on the same page, ignore all the petty blogs/bs that come to only distract. THE HERE IS NOW!

9/23/2008 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no slow down.

We were put in a position where, we were told that if we do things the old way in which we had control of the streets, we would be hung out to dry.

Who the fuck wants to work for someone like that. You wanted to have your cake and eat it too.

Well, Now you can choke on it you assholes. Daly and the steal what you can public, who gets shit handed out to them because they feel it's their right not to work and have the state/taxpayers pay for their shit.

Thining the herd is what I call it. Chalkie is thining the herd and is doing a great job of it, except for the innocent kids. There is no excuse for that.

So, when ever someone brings up a slowdown, it's not.

It's called survival, you don't sandbag people for the numbers game and hope no one sues you for fasle arrest and a civil rights violation lawsuit were you are the named defendant. Go out and do a mini edge mission, how about go fuck yourself.

Fuck your numbers, fuck your activity from last year to this year. It was made very clear, that working hard and doing the right thing by taking care of business the way it should be, would land us in jail.

Proactivity was an extra from the PO's on the street. You don't want it and don't want to pay us for it and keep taking away our benefits and raising our taxes for a Olympics you don't have and are spending money like it's going out of style.

Well you got what you wanted, now deal with it and don't tell us that we need to, so we can have our time due, pricks. If I see some one commiting a crime, I'll lock them up.

But, I'm not going out of my way to grab someone for bullshit, anymore.

Brothers and sisters, we are our own keepers. No one else will help us, we have to take care of each other.
PLEASE!!!
WE ARE SHOWING THEM WE ARE TOGETHER AND ARE STANDING AS ONE AND IT SCARES THE SHIT OUT OF THEM.

9/23/2008 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous great legs said...

wholesale coding? Tell 820, sgt mike mulligan to stop playing god to the dispatchers. Mike, you are not helping anyone.

You are a supervisor. number one in seniority! do YOUR job and let the troops answer and service the calls.

What the hell is contino doing allowing you to code out jobs just because they are "anonymous" callers.

9/23/2008 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slowdown and be careful.

9/23/2008 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happens in November if Obama wins the popular vote but looses the election? what will our fair city look like that night? sounds like a job for keating.

9/23/2008 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you never tell them you will do nothing, you tell them i am looking but didn't find anything tonite. this slowdown talk is not a new revelation. talk to area dics who get called out on process jobs and they will tell you how things have slowed down. this lay down started a long time ago, j-fed just made it way worse than it already was.

9/23/2008 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Food for thought:The City of Chicago claims that they have 13,500 Sworn Police Officers on the City of Chicago Budget/Line Item.Other sources are claiming that there are only 9,500 Sworn Police Officers.Do the math on this one.If there are only 9,500 Police Officers that works out that the City of Chicago(Mayor Daley)is stealing about 400 million dollars a year from the taxpayers.Where is money going too?Is going towards some Off-Shore bank account to hide it?Or is going towards to pay off construction costs to his Buddies/Cronies?Are you Feds are soo damn dumb you cant figure this one out?

9/23/2008 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad someone pointed out the obvious. We often read posts complaining about how the General Orders are written to discipline us in nearly every situation. Well, they are. But it's a double edged sword. We can use those same orders to our advantage in just the way you outlined.

Read your contract. Read your General Orders. There are more ways for us to take action by doing the "right thing" and doing it "by the book."

There is no slowdown. There's doing it exactly to the letter of the law. We all know that doing it this way will lead to next to no enforcement. The discretion of the officer is a powerful tool. Use it.

They feel a sense of power and control wielding those rules, but they only have that because most cops don't bother learning the rules. There's enough in there for us to stick it to them to make for some real interesting times.

No contract? No problem. No old school policing and the crime wave will make them sit down and negotiate. Stick to your guns and work together on this. That's what makes for a powerful union and that is also what they fear the most.

9/23/2008 05:47:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Essentially, I agree with SCC's warnings on this post. If the city can hang their hat on what they would claim as an act of INSUBORDINATION, they will probably go for separation.

When they were fucking with me about my truthful public statements on the documented fraud in ExamScam, I had a nearly overwhelming urge to respond to LeRoy Martin's hatchet men (Joseph Curtin, Toby Burton, et al.) with obscenities and even physical blows.

Had I done that, the City would have grounds for separation and I would have blown both the job and my federal lawsuit, regardless of the righteousness of my cause. So I bit my lip and responded to the cocksuckers with "Yes, sir." I continued to "walk on eggshells", knowing that the evil Martin had set a trap hoping I would take the bait.

However, UNITY is another thing.

After a friend from 011, Kenny Kaner had his head blown off with a shotgun in 007 on midnights on June 19, 1970, the ENTIRE first and third watches disobeyed direct orders from both the district commander and the street deputy to man one-man cars.

It worked. Rather than suspend and fire all those brave men, the City wisely mandated that during the hours of darkness, all districts city-wide would be manned by two-man cars.

At the time, I handled 007 out of the old Area 3 Detective Division.

I will never forget the moral courage of those men which I witnessed first hand. I was so proud of their UNITY and RESOLVE.

God bless Kenny Kaner!

9/23/2008 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boycott the awards ceremonys. No harm, no foul.

9/23/2008 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I remember a story about some municipality in Tennessee where the cops, realizing they couldn't strike in a normal way during a particularly heated contract negotiation, decided to enforce laws that were on the books that fell to the wayside.

The first week, they enforced the town's blue laws. Needless to say, people were perturbed. The legislature responded remarkably well, the repealed the old law.

I forget what they enforced the next week, but seeing the writing on the wall, the council there caved.

I wonder what old laws could be enforced (like the parking) that would be particulalrly effective.

9/23/2008 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Commander of TRU has not been seen in the unit since the passing of Officer Eddie Massas. No roll call briefing about the incident, no condolences, not even in the building to be seen for the past 48 hours. How does a Cmdr. of Police not show up at roll call after one of the men in his unit dies of a tragic accident?!? Peer support has been there both days. Both Lt.'s have addressed roll call but no sign of the Cmdr. anywhere. It is a sad, sad time in this department. They, read Exempts, have no regard for those of us still out there working the streets. Not one exempt member came by the unit to address the officers, not one. Not even our own Commander. Unbelievable!!! I obviously did not post this among the rest of the regards for Officer Massas because I did not want to put this among the condolences that are placed there, but I think this needs to get out to the rank and file. Yeah, they have our backs alright. The only ones that have our backs are the guys sitting next to us in roll call.

9/23/2008 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC

I have blogged here before and stated this in another way, its called malicious compliance. Obey all rules. Work all two man cars on the 3rd and 1st watch. That would kill the system right there. SO what yo work with someone you dont like for a while , Take your time on every call. Do a complete canvas for witnesses on all property crime and especially violent crime calls . Interview several people for information and list all their info. in your report to document your actions. ( just like you were taught in the academy right) All this information makes it much more involved for the detectives to follow up on. On missing tender ages. call a plan start with a plan 1 then work your way up. Remember we care about these little kids. Dont let any TVB go. Bring ALL drivers riding on a ticket into the station and write them another ticket. And most importantly everyone on the first watch especially on the weekends Find that DUI driver, dont lock his keys in the car, or call a friend to pick him up. Lock him up. Take that 2 hours to process the DUI. MAybe it will require a blood draw and take 4 hours. I guarantee you they will be out of beat cars in no time. ( Like they are not now) Follow the rules and General Orders to the letter of the la. No more shortcuts to ease the backlog. On the disturbance with teens on the corner calls go to the address ,park and get out
walk around the block. ( go down on foot investigating the call) you might also get some exercise) take whatever time you need to completely investigate the good citizens complaint. They deserve the service. The union cannot say anything one way of the other contractually or they will be in court and it will cast FOP money and lawyers fees. I think we should call this a re-policing not de-policing. The police are re-establishing relationships with the community through complete and through investigations. Might also get some chronic DUIs off the street, and make us all safer. Think the national media will pick up that action when some calls are 8hours old because the police are busy completing investigations of other calls. Maybe their is a shortage of manpower?

PS I was on the job in the 70s when the wives of then COP members got involved in the Engelwood job response to the refusal to work one man cars. That took some guts but it showed the power of unity. God Bless all you working officers still out there keeping the lid on the garbage can for the rest of us. No one has your back except each other. The Mayor and Superintendent obviously dont give a fuck about you. Al Daley cares about is the Olympics. More bad national press will sink that dream. If he wants a fair days work from the police pay us what we deserve, give us a contract and go after the BS beefers when their complaint is unfounded. You want us to work for you show us some appreciation not lip service. Oh Yeah get rid of that jack Ass J- Stooge who completely destroyed an already damaged Department.

Retired and Happy

9/23/2008 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, this is a question you must ask yourself and the readers: If J-Fed goes who is fit to replace him?? I hate the puppet face puke too but we must think of who is qualified to lead us. We haven't liked the last couple of pics and you know no matter what J-Fed is gone if he lasts his entire contract.

9/23/2008 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slowdown? Give us our contract then we will talk. Until then they
get nothing!!!!

9/23/2008 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the hundred's of working police officers are were placed on the behavioral intervention system. They made thousands of arrests and were punished. Many were told that it was a mistake and they are being taken off B.I.S. When you make meritorious promotions look at those officers. They are or were the working police. They are not the do nothings that have been promoted in the past.

9/23/2008 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.--- Scumtimes took it upon themselves to glorify that cop killing piece of human shit Jason Austin and talk about how the incident traumatized him. How about a story about the Soto and Romberg families and their hardships? Not to mention the fact that Austin and the rest of those so called witnesses are now filing a law suit. Please refile charges on that fucking piece of garbage and oh by the way FUCK FUCK FUCK YOU SUNTIMES YOU ARE THE BOTTOM OF THE MEDIA CESSPOOL.

9/23/2008 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget about holding yourself down looking for a car that works properly and is safe to drive so the jobs back up.....

9/23/2008 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Federal Violations Batman!!!

The Dept should be more concerned about the civil rights violations going on right now with the arrest, contact card and ticket quotas demanded by commanding officers in the field. For example, TRU, and district tactical/gang teams. Most of these officers work under the expectation of arrest or ticket activity. Some commanders demand from their tactical and gang teams monthly search warrant quotas. All can be easily proven by looking at and analyzing the arrest and ticket data of these officers..

Ted O'Keefe's office is in the process of organizing a task force to develop employee performance measures based on what? How many widgets a police officer can make?

Unlike most occupations policing citizens and protecting their civil rights is a balancing act. Abstract concepts like using good judgment and reasonableness don't work hand in hand with arrest and ticket quotas.

In most instances, the proper POLICE Action is to do nothing at all. Even a "police presence" is on the use of force model. Just be there, being seen is a deterrent to crime. How do you measure that?

Quota requirements made by police managers is a major problem when it is used as a performance measure, individual officers start pushing themselves beyond those grey areas into highly questionable police work. What happened within SOS is an example, bogus arrests and false documentation is a direct result of police mismanagement.
Plain in simple, quota demands create corrupt policing practices cultivating rogue officer behavior. Officers start fudging the facts in order to get that probable cause to justify the arrest. If you don't keep up your numbers guess how long you keep your spot?

No supervisor or police manager should ever use a quota as a performance measure. Using common sense should be a performance measure not a quota.

9/23/2008 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hot of the press: General Leo S is now acting deputy chief of disorganized crime division.


I'm trying not to laugh.....

9/23/2008 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To save money, the Suffolk County Police Department (one of the highest paid in the nation) is going to be replaced on some county highways with lesser paid sheriff's officers. Stop writing those parkers, and the city will just do what it's been doing-give that job to someone who will do it for less.

9/23/2008 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the linked article:
"If I see a crime happening, I take action," said an officer who has more than 25 years on the force and spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. "But I don't go out of my way to stop someone on a hunch or if they look suspicious. I don't want to be accused of racial profiling and run afoul of this guy who we know won't back us up."

Isn't this the liberal idea of the Fourth Amendment anyway: no stop-and-frisks except on probable cause, narrowly defined. And now they're complaining about "de-policing." Amazing.

9/23/2008 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous jjthulis said...

It has been my experience during difficult times that the more publicity the better. During last Dem convention we(sgts.lts.capts assoc) hired a mobile billboard to drive around convention venues declaring "Daley unfair to police spvsrs". Response was immediate outrage by Daley asskissers..press loved it. We made our point..many exemps very pissed..eventually we won collective bargaining rights.
Get as much publicity on lack of pro-active policing as possible..never never advocate slowdown etc,especially on police facilities(lockerroom,roll call etc)
squad car unsafe:bald tires,poor brakes etc...notify supervisor make report
stay safe
jjthulis
rtd lt

9/23/2008 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just answer your calls and thats it!

9/23/2008 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually there is no "money box" to check on holidays. You either get the 4 hours pay or you do a slip to convert the money to 4 hours time, "Comp time option".


I request to be paid.

9/23/2008 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will continue to answer all of my calls in a timely professional manner. Anything else I would like to see in writting. That is not a work slowdown of any sort because NO WHERE in our rules and regs/ G.O.'s does it specify we are required to bring in ANY added activity.

9/23/2008 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, SCC has not posted himself/herself/itself any original string or comment advocating a work slowdown or stoppage, butt by posting comments from one and all that advocate such actions to appear here on this fine blogsite, SCC has endorsed a work slowdown and stoppage.

Thankfully, SCC commands more respect than J-Fed and can have it both ways.

Rock on!!

9/23/2008 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am NOT required to write a ticket(parker or mover), nor any other type of activity other than 2 situations where arrest is REQUIRED. VOOP and domestic related when injuries are observed or I feel may be imminent. That and obviously SIGNED complaints by a REAL VICTIM or COMPLAINANT. I CANNOT be required to write tickets or generate cash for this shit city, which I WILL NOT DO!!! I have what is called officer discretion and can simply tell that person to drive safely sir and be careful. AHH DISCRETION is beautiful! Oh and I dont have to stop the gangbangers and thugs that MAY have dope or guns, and quite frankly why the fuck would i nowadays? To be fired for doing my job? Sorry I have a family to support

9/23/2008 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We CANT strike because if we did the city would be paying us about 250k a yr. Could u imagine a shit city like ours without police? Its a money saving thing for the pols NOT a safety issue. The fucking politicians dont care about anyones safety! But they know if we were afforded that right, they couldnt afford to pay us our true worth

9/23/2008 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm doing my job, SCC

Nothing MORE & nothing less!

9/23/2008 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST LISTENED TO JFEDS INTERVIEW ON WLS. HOST JERRY AGAR , SPELLING MAYBE WRONG, ASKED JFED IF WORKING IN THIS THE MOST CORRUPT POLITICAL CITY WAS A PROBLEM. IT WAS GREAT. JFED GAVE THE MAYOR GREAT PRAISE.JFED ALSO SOUNDED LIKE WE ARE ALL ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY . HE SAID MINOR ARRESTS ARE DOWN BECAUSE WE RECIEVE MORE CALLS AND ARE TO BUSY. SO IF THE CAPT COMPLAINS ABOUT ACTIVITY TELL HIM WHAT THE BOSS SAID.JFED ALSO STATED NO COPPERS HE SEE'S SEEM TO HAVE LOW MORALE . EXCEPT FOR THE CORRUPTION LINE LAME INTERVIEW.

9/23/2008 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with much of what was said. As for the media, consider this:

SCC puts the ball in play, but it's the news media that advances it. Far more people watch the news and read the papers than read SCC.

SCC, you're doing an outstanding job on behalf of the working policeman. Keep it up!

9/23/2008 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big Obama rally in Wisconsin had 6,000 persons in attendance, Sarah Palin's last rally had almost 60,000. Obama is finished and the national news media is just looking for more dirt from Chicago to expose the corruption in his hometown.

9/23/2008 12:14:00 AM

I agree great choice by Rep.'s picking Palin, McCains camp just waiting for the right time to start mud-flinging on Shitcagos Dem.peoples, ultimately thats whats gonna do Osama Barack Obama in....guess wees ain't quite ready fo change

9/23/2008 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually there is no "money box" to check on holidays. You either get the 4 hours pay or you do a slip to convert the money to 4 hours time, "Comp time option".

9/23/2008 01:46:00 AM

i caught that too....we both rocket scientists!

9/23/2008 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually there is no "money box" to check on holidays. You either get the 4 hours pay or you do a slip to convert the money to 4 hours time, "Comp time option".

I think we know what he meant "newbie" Now go back to writing your parkers, and don't forget to get the desk crew lunch.

9/23/2008 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is to bad that FOP will not mug in front of the camera about what a digrace this Deptment is.The press loves to bash the police maybe they should look into the working background of all the newly promoted exempts while the were coming up in the ranks. Check out how much district time they had and how many years that they worked inside and who for. How many honorable mentions they had or dept commendation when they were working in the blues, there family background to show how connected they are, and let them explain to the press why they were the right choice beside having 4 brothers

9/23/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you say goodbye J-FED? Daley and his police superintendent get bad press nationwide. It's over for J-Fed very shortly!

9/23/2008 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northside:

Can you share some of your favorite Curtin stories. As Ed Burke's guy, he was one of the biggest a--hole clout bosses in CPD history.

9/23/2008 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happens in November if Obama wins the popular vote but looses the election? what will our fair city look like that night? sounds like a job for keating.

9/23/2008 02:31:00 AM

my god wouldnt that be fucking HILARIOUS!!! can you say Obama riots???

9/23/2008 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Northside, please stop living in the past. Next you'll want to tell us how you responded to the Great Chicago Fire.

9/23/2008 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/23/2008 12:14:00 AM

A little off topic, eh? Why don't you talk about how wonderful your candidate is, instead of bashing the other one?

9/23/2008 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we get toooooooooo many bullshit calls that have to do with other types of city services. people are panicking and calling the police of any silly bullshit.

9/23/2008 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SAY LETS BACK JODY 100%. I MEAN AFTERALL HE CANT BE THAT BAD OF A GUY. AND FOR THE SLUG THAT WORKS BT. 2211 ON MIDNITES, WERE YOU AWARE THAT A BUNCH OF CARS WERE BROKEN INTO OVER THE WEEKEND OF 19 , 20, 21 SEPTEMBER IN WEST BEVERLY AND MT GREASEWOOD. TRY SAYING AWAKE THIS WEEKEND.

9/23/2008 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'M NOT SLOWIN DOWN , I'M GETTIN OLDER.

9/23/2008 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For almost all of the police a slow down was easy, 90 % of us don't do anything anyway. I really hope that you guys understand the guys pushing the hardest for any kind of job action, are the same lazy ignorant fuckers who would not even reach their hand out to help a fellow police office.
If anybody in this organization is interested and have our plight made public, then we need to have informational pickets, it is all totally legal.
We are losing the homefront boys and girls and all our actions are doing is making it easier for the enemy to encroach on our territory.
Sign me an 18 year veteran, who is not satisfied with the department but still doing my job anyway.

9/23/2008 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . Our contract will be completed within the year because of the Olympic date Oct 2009 all contracts must be in place for all unions. . .
9/23/2008 01:26:00 AM

##################################
This is correct, in order for Chicago to get the Olympics in 2016all union contracts must be in place at the time the International Olympic Committee votes on the host city in Oct. 2009

I know that some of you are chomping at the bit to get the contract settled and get that "WOPPING" retro check.

When the time comes, if we all vote against the contract and try and drag this out past the Oct 2009date, what do you think Shortshanks will do?

9/23/2008 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city has too many criminals walking the streets, which I'd love to arrest. However, given the department's political climate, I'm not risking my livelihood. I've been reading my G.O.s and relevant material. I am going to follow the law as it is written. If I don't see anyone break the law, well then that's just too bad boss. Suck it up! Arrests in the gray area are a thing of the past. You say numbers, activity, etc. I say go to hell. Force me to arrest somebody and I'll put you down as the victim/complainant. Warm and fuzzy police is what you want so that is what I'll give you.

p.s. You've tied my hands enough with your policies and gadgetry.

p.p.s. Supt. Weis, please don't come to my roll call asking me to be pro-active. You are wasting your time and mine.

9/23/2008 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the idea of boycotting awards ceremonies, but the awards come few and far between for those friends who deserve them and I'd hate to miss them. Boycotting the 'open meetings' isn't ecessary, because no one goes to them anymore.

But we CAN refuse to acknowledge the Superintendent at functions and meetings. NO APPLAUSE. No nodding of heads. No questions or responses. Cold shoulder. It will speak volumes to the media, when they're covering an event.

9/23/2008 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC: Any word yet on Mike Mette?

9/23/2008 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/23/2008 02:00:00 AM

009 Busy on midnights? Are you kidding me?

9/23/2008 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous rollos cousin said...

Anonymous said...
Boycott the awards ceremonys. No harm, no foul.
9/23/2008 05:51:00 AM

What Fucking award ceremonies?
Three and a half years and counting on ours.
One unit member murdered and four retired in the meanwhile.
So thats how they save money.

9/23/2008 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell is contino doing allowing you to code out jobs just because they are "anonymous" callers.

9/23/2008 02:14:00 AM

Why do you care? If the Captain lets a Sgt code a job, then... THATS LESS FOR YOU TO WORRY ABOUT! Man, I'de LOVE for my sgt to code all of my jobs out!!!

9/23/2008 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Once Proud Copper said...

An ages old union strategy is known as "working to the rules". Not a police strategy, but one used in private industry for many, many years. The civilians with their self righteous and sanctimonious bullshit about our "higher duties" and how we can "quit if you don't like it" can gfy. You citizens, YOU are the first to judge negatively on any officer that may make a mistake, or even do the right thing that you don't agree with. You are the ones that want the dope slingers arrested, except for your family. You want the street corners cleared, except when its your kids, or you rolling bones. You don't want the smelly piss bums on your upscale streets, but your liberal politicians take away any laws we could use to remove them. You don't want the lunatics and mentals harassing your children, but you pass laws mandating their release from institutions. Someone threatens you or yours and you howl for them to be locked up, yet you tell the police getting punched, spit on, stabbed and shot at is "part of your job, you volunteered for it".

You made the stifling rules and environment that support the criminal above the protector, but you expect us to answer to our "higher calling" and at risk of life and liberty to circumvent these very rules with a wink and a nod when it suits you.

The street corner dogs, the animals and the reverends probably honestly don't understand the hypocrisy in this view. But YOU, the more learned and relatively law-abiding citizens of this city do. You understand, but continue with your hypocrisy. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You made the rules, you fostered the climate of liberal non-responsibility for one's actions by the thugs and gangs and criminals. You accept your kids dressing like gangsters and listening to foul-mouthed garbage and worshiping anti-social scumbags, me-first entertainers and athletes, most of who openly scoff at the honest and hard working average citizen. You do this, and you DARE to question the motives of the police who are tired of being damned for doing and damned for not, all the while you don't have the least CLUE as to what we really do and what we face daily. You vote for the Daleys and Obamas and Strogers of this world...laughing over your lattes at the "Chicago way".

Every last one of you, you that know the difference and choose not to act, should look in the mirror in disgust.

9/23/2008 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st....To the above poster...Sgt Mike Mulligan is one of the best Sgts on this department...worked in 011 with him for a loooooooong time...he know's exactly wtf he's doing! THE PART OF CODING OUT NONSENSE JOBS...THAT'S WHAT A GOOD BOSS DOES...LET'S THE CARS DO WHAT THEY WANT WITHOUT GOING TO POO POO'S NONSENSE CALLS. Second....Chalkie visited 015 and 011 last night...right on the boarder of both...4700-4800 W. Gladys....3 shot...1 DOA....possibly 2 by now!! Go Chalkie!!!

9/23/2008 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have been pushing for the last one you mentioned for years . instead of 15-20 jobs a night you would handle 5 because you went looking for the barking dog or the shooter or made sure the drunk husband did not return.it is the way to go.

9/23/2008 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happens in November if Obama wins the popular vote but looses the election? what will our fair city look like that night? sounds like a job for keating.

Don't worry in November it will be a landslide for Obama he will get the popular vote 55% or more and enough of the electorial vote. This will be the biggest margin for a victory in the history or pres. elections.

9/23/2008 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very O.T. With the economy the way it is. . . Anyone have insight about the security of our retirement fund. I'm not talking about our pension, I mean deferred.

9/23/2008 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie just showed up 64th and Central ave 008th district

9/23/2008 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put those kids back on the street answering calls to help out.
Man, how blind can a boss be?

9/23/2008 02:00:00 AM
........................................009 has always been busy. proving grounds for great police

9/23/2008 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great legs said...
wholesale coding? Tell 820, sgt mike mulligan to stop playing god to the dispatchers. Mike, you are not helping anyone....



Way to call out a great boss. Hey 1130, come back to 011 and let that lazy hump sit on his anonymous music disturbance for 45 minutes.

9/23/2008 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad someone pointed out the obvious. We often read posts complaining about how the General Orders are written to discipline us in nearly every situation. Well, they are. But it's a double edged sword. We can use those same orders to our advantage in just the way you outlined.


I have heard this argument before and it does not hold water, My neighbor who is an Attorney say's you have no leg to stand on with those orders. simply because the orders are by interpolation that means that only the department can tell you want they say (period). and if you disagree too bad so sad.

9/23/2008 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All these assholes that advocate a work stoppage or strike are fucking stupid. If the city is able to prove any kind of job action they will fuck us and do it hard. The depolicing is working just fine. Dont try anything real stupid or it might backfire and you'll be out of a job.

9/23/2008 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Cook County Grand Jury on Wednesday indicted Chicago Police Officer John Ardelean on charges of reckless homicide and aggravated DUI," a statement from the state's attorney's office said.

9/23/2008 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ardelean gets fucked AGAIN:

A Chicago Police officer accused of killing two Cicero men in a Thanksgiving Day auto accident was indicted on charges of reckless homicide and drunk driving, authorities said today.

Officer John Ardelean, 34, faces two counts of reckless homicide and four counts of aggravated DUI, according to a press release from the Cook County State's Atty's office.

This is the second time Ardelean has been charged in connection with the Nov. 22 deaths of Miguel Flores, 22, and Erick Lagunas, 21. In January, he was hit with felony DUI charges, but a Cook County Judge ruled prosecutors could not prove the officer was drunk when the accident occured and the case was thrown out.

9/23/2008 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Boycott the awards ceremonys. No harm, no foul.

9/23/2008 05:51:00 AM

I've been waiting for two years to get 3 ribbons at a ceremony and been waiting a whole year to get one approved. So I'm going by their schedule. So you go the extra mile for this department and treat you like a redheaded stepchild when you want some recognition.

9/23/2008 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I agree with you about 90% of the time. However, writing tix at churches is a bad move. Sure it will cause phone calls to be made but in the end it will turn good people against us. I have never written one, in front of ANY house of worship. Protsetant,Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim - they all get a pass during services.

I do agree 100% that every citizen deserves police service if they call. Go to every job and do the paper. Every citizen deserves an RD # at least once a day. I don't understand why young guys who post here are obsessed with "clearing jobs". Thats the game they want you to play and justifies they're lack of manpower in all Districts. The citizens lose and we lose by blowing things off.

9/23/2008 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTENTION BOYS
We did it!
23 SEP 08
Today Chicago became the MURDER capitol of the nation. We have one more murder than New York. Third city in population, first city in murder.
Thank you for a job well done!

9/23/2008 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT ADVICE LETS ALL FOLLOW IT!! RUN SILENT RUN DEEP AND F JFED AND DALEY!! NEVER EVER SHOW UR TRUE COLORS IN FRONT OF THE BOSSES_I>E SGTS TOO! REMEMBER THEY ARE COMPANY MEN> THEY USE TO WEAR BLUE WHEN I FIRST CAME ON THIS JOB AND THEY WERE ONCE PART OF US BUT NEVER EVER TRUST THEM!! STAY STRONG WE WILL WIN!! Together We Can and Will SEMPER FI!

9/23/2008 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beware of third district evening bicyle team. i pulled off lakeshore drive at 63rd, because my car was making a strange noise. i was not properly parked and was immediately approached by a tall african american officer with dreads or braids on bicycle. i identified myself as an officer and told him i would park properly. he said "i don't care who you are, i give everyone a ticket." I wonder what kind of an officer he is. I was issued a ticket.

9/23/2008 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Chalkie walking around the 5400 block of N. Sheridan road this morning, he was carrying a "picnic basket."

It was a nice day for a picnic outing.

I said, "good day chalkie," he looked embarrassed by being noticed than replied "even I.. sir, must get out of the hood occasionally. I especially like the lakefront or the indiana dunes. They have great riptides for surfing."

I thought to myself what a nice bloke!

9/23/2008 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

screw this!! Ardelean indicted..try try again right ?? why not dig into what the other two illegals were doing prior to the crash...the driver WAS drunk and ran the stop sign...none of this is EVER mentioned!!

9/23/2008 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ardelean indicted

9/23/2008 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason Obama got six thousand people in Green Bay to go to his rally --- they thought he played with the Packers.

9/23/2008 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch the JFed interview on the Jerry Agar talk show today? I heard a soundbite of it on the WLS AM news, JFed says that there are less street stops because we are too busy responding to calls. He also said there is a huge increase of calls to 911.

I would like to hear the whole thing, hopefully someone can post a synopsis of it on here.

JFed needs to address the critical manpower shortage and tell it like it really is, we need manpower. Time to hire more officers before things get out of control.

9/23/2008 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that there is a subway series in Chicago, with that and the Obama Riots the citizens will finally see how undermanned we are.

9/23/2008 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ardelean's indictment whould be tossed out at the first motion to quash, there is no evidence against him.

9/23/2008 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look up the Keating five scandal.

9/23/2008 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time Magazine article:
The Woes of Chicago's Top Cop

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1807870,00.html?xid=feed-cnn-topics


Earlier this year, in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Weis confessed, "I'm sure there's going to be some days when I may, you know, sit back in my chair and go, 'Man, I wonder if I made the right decision?'" With his current troubles, those days may be coming more often than he anticipated.

9/23/2008 06:16:00 PM  
Blogger O. W. Wilson said...

northside said...
Essentially, I agree with SCC's warnings on this post. If the city can hang their hat on what they would claim as an act of INSUBORDINATION, they will probably go for separation.

When they were fucking with me about my truthful public statements on the documented fraud in ExamScam, I had a nearly overwhelming urge to respond to LeRoy Martin's hatchet men (Joseph Curtin, Toby Burton, et al.) with obscenities and even physical blows.

Had I done that, the City would have grounds for separation and I would have blown both the job and my federal lawsuit, regardless of the righteousness of my cause. So I bit my lip and responded to the cocksuckers with "Yes, sir." I continued to "walk on eggshells", knowing that the evil Martin had set a trap hoping I would take the bait.

However, UNITY is another thing.

After a friend from 011, Kenny Kaner had his head blown off with a shotgun in 007 on midnights on June 19, 1970, the ENTIRE first and third watches disobeyed direct orders from both the district commander and the street deputy to man one-man cars.

It worked. Rather than suspend and fire all those brave men, the City wisely mandated that during the hours of darkness, all districts city-wide would be manned by two-man cars.

At the time, I handled 007 out of the old Area 3 Detective Division.

I will never forget the moral courage of those men which I witnessed first hand. I was so proud of their UNITY and RESOLVE.

God bless Kenny Kaner!

9/23/2008 05:50:00 AM

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Northside, you are dead nuts on target. UNITY and RESOLVE are what the blue shirts of this department sorely need today.

Work smart, work safe. Safety sometimes means being somewhat conservative.

Be safe.

//

9/23/2008 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each and every point you bring up on this blog is not to make a statement but each officer is hired to do his/her job. That job is to serve the citizen no matter who it is or how long it takes. THE JOB MUST BE DONE, RIGHT AND CORRECT. Don't slouch on your assignment, be professional, you know, LIKE A FUCKING G-MAN.

9/23/2008 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why dont you stick to the subject at hand and quit trying to talk about Obama nobody seems to be as concerned as you, you punk mother fucker how about trying to hold on to something why JFed is fckng you in the A#*

9/23/2008 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Mette's case captured national headlines on Yahoo News on Sept 12,08.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080912/ap_on_re_us/chicago_officer_jailed_3

9/23/2008 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of this would be necessary if we had a real union, who had some real balls and stood up to the city. A union that had our interests at heart and not an eye on what they'll be doing when they get ousted from office or how man perks they can make for themselves while in office.

9/23/2008 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

witch hunt for ardelean continues un believeable!!! John, SUE THE LOUD MOUTH SISTER FOR EVERY ILLEGQL PENNY SHE HAS and after judgment, when she tries to hole up in some illegal sanctuary church, I will personally go in and get her!!! (well, not really cuz I need my paycheck but you get what I mean!!!)

9/23/2008 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Decadence of America Continues, While the Bear Reemerges.

Russia flexed its muscles in America’s backyard yesterday as it sent one of its largest warships to join military exercises in the Caribbean. The nuclear-powered flagship Peter the Great set off for Venezuela with the submarine destroyer Admiral Chabanenko and two support vessels in the first Russian naval mission in Latin America since the end of the Cold War.

“The St Andrew flag, the flag of the Russian Navy, is confidently returning to the world oceans,” Igor Dygalo, a spokesman for the Russian Navy, said. He declined to comment on Russian newspaper reports that nuclear submarines were also part of the expedition.

The voyage to join the Venezuelan Navy for manoeuvres came only days after Russian strategic nuclear bombers made their first visit to the country. Hugo Chávez, the President, said then that the arrival of the strike force was a warning to the US. The vehemently antiAmerican Venezuelan leader is due to visit Dmitri Medvedev, the Russian President, in Moscow this week as part of a tour that includes visits to Cuba and China.

Peter the Great is armed with 20 nuclear cruise missiles and up to 500 surface-to-air missiles, making it one of the most formidable warships in the world. The Kremlin has courted Venezuela and Cuba as tensions with the West soared over the proposed US missile shield in Eastern Europe and the Russian invasion of Georgia last month. Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister, said recently that Russia should “restore its position in Cuba” – the nation where deployment of Soviet nuclear missiles in 1962 brought Russia and the United States to the brink of nuclear war.

9/23/2008 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Great Legs-

Nobody knew you were a fool till you opened you mouth.

Ive worked for Mike Mulligan he is one of the most stand-up men on this job you will ever have the honor and pleasure of working for.

If he is giving the jobs codes it keeps you from running around chasing BS calls. Let me guess your the type that would complain if your chasing calls all over the east end of 008. How about this great legs... Shut you stupid whining pie hole and come over to the west-end and do some traffic enforcement or the every friday house party that happens after the drunk parents go out and get drunker?

Mulligan was a great patrolman back in his days in 010 when T's and Blues were the big thing(if you even know what that is) and then when he was a Great Sgt in 011 so Im thinking you dont like him cause he expects you to work or just plain do your job.

So STFU and go start your own blog, and name it the "I hate 820" you slimey vagninal discharge masquerading as a CPD officer.

I now step down off of my soap box.

9/23/2008 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025 off topic rumor: I heard from another copper in 025 that Plewa is fucked for sure. His sister is an ASA and he told me that they got Plewa on a wire and a bunch of other P.O.'s from 025 will be going down. God I hope it's not true.

9/23/2008 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you who would like to hear the WLS AM Jerry Agar interview with JFed here is the link,

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=900647&spid=16522

9/23/2008 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There isn't a slow down---there is just less police out here so of course there are fewer arrests, fewer guns etc. The city's denial to admit that we are not a force of 13,000 police backfired on them because now the media claims we are all not doing our job and slowing down. Media people who read this blog--come on, do some of the research, and figure it out for yourselves. its simple

9/23/2008 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting, Superintendent Jody Weis stated,"that I serve at the Mayor's whim", when and where have we heard that before???

9/23/2008 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JFed did commend the CPD as the best law enforcement agency in the USA.

The interviewers failed to ask him about the unjust disciplinary system and Bill Cozzi.

9/23/2008 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all fairness the interview placed the CPD in a good light, any positive press is good press these days.

9/23/2008 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DONT NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUSTAMNCES ACCESS THIS WEBSITE FROM WORK! UR HOME COMPUTER IS FINE> THEY CAN ONLY TRACE THE URL> THE URL IS NO BIG DEAL BUT AT WORK THEY KNOW WHO IS ON THE COMPUTERS> JUST BE CAREFUL RUN SILENT RUN DEEP> SAY NOTHING BAD DO NOTHING AS IN work!

9/23/2008 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicaken Daley to Jfed Man "THE SKY IS FALLING"" THE SKY IS FALLING" No Beer in the 7th Inning.
WEll Kids it is the Bottom of the Ninth and the bags are full and We are up to Bat. Make a Homerun and let them walk you. Make No Waves and steal Home. SHHHHHH...do nothing!!!!!Let Daley, JFED. The Goldsatrs through Sgt EAT the Bullshit that they have given us for years. Just smile when you serve them another plate.

9/23/2008 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW-The Bosses are AFRAID of this Blog and What we are Doing!! Keep it Up!!!!

9/23/2008 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Empires Fall!!!!!

9/23/2008 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hasn't the time come for a no confidence vote of our superintendent. Is not that what everyone here is voicing? I have never seen a more disliked man who has caused more harm to the department. Lets quit talking. It is time to let the FOP know that the membership demands a vote. I vote "No confidence" and no ability to lead. Let one vote be counted!

9/23/2008 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago cops Got it all wrong, there are at least 10,000 of us! There are 100 or so aldercreatures! Why not storm city hall! The whole countrys falling apart anyway! Start a new regime!

9/23/2008 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, there isn't anything in the contract that we've ever seen that would prohibit advocating the "proper performance of the duties" of a Chicago Police Officer. The "proper performance of duties" might include the following:
==========

Cause He give a f- about the contract.....

9/23/2008 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This aint no strike.

This aint no slaow-down.

This in the NEW CPD!


4th Amendment all the way!!!!!

9/23/2008 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain the follow:

1) Mini-edge mission

2) Wolfpack mission

3) Stop 'n Go Mission

I'm being totally serious, I want to know what's the purpose of these things.

9/23/2008 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T..Shortshanks said the business owners around Wrigley field should stop serving after the seventh inning, becauses it's common sense.

Common sense would be giving us a new contract and allowing us the manpower and tactics to handle the drunk assholes after the game. Taverns and bars serve alcohol. CPD should services assholes who need to be locked up.

9/23/2008 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're preparing for civil disturbances on election night and following day. They're camouflaging preparations to look like a plan for Cubs World Series. Its bullshit, prepare for yor family's safety and make sure you have extra ammo and easily transportable food like nuts, granola, etc....You may be on duty for several days straight. And pray nothing happens.

9/23/2008 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Commander of TRU has not been seen in the unit since the passing of Officer Eddie Massas. No roll call briefing about the incident, no condolences, not even in the building to be seen for the past 48 hours........

**********************************
And there's your dumbass getting activity for him...GO GET'EM!

9/23/2008 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To save money, the Suffolk County Police Department (one of the highest paid in the nation) is going to be replaced on some county highways with lesser paid sheriff's officers. Stop writing those parkers, and the city will just do what it's been doing-give that job to someone who will do it for less.

9/23/2008 08:41:00 AM"


Ah, the old 'appeal to the self serving impulses' of the group you're trying to manipulate.

Which is all you know, because that's all you're about.


Uh oh..... you're late for your day of sucking up at work.

9/23/2008 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"True, SCC has not posted himself/herself/itself any original string or comment advocating a work slowdown or stoppage, butt by posting comments from one and all that advocate such actions to appear here on this fine blogsite, SCC has endorsed a work slowdown and stoppage.

Thankfully, SCC commands more respect than J-Fed and can have it both ways.

Rock on!!

9/23/2008 09:48:00 AM"


So, if SCC posts the comment below, you'd consider it as SCC endorsing it?



"The Honorable Mayor Richard M. Daley is God's gift to the citizens of this city."

9/23/2008 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"SCC, this is a question you must ask yourself and the readers: If J-Fed goes who is fit to replace him??"

John Farrell

Joe Berry

Nick Roti

These are just a few names off the top of my head.

There are several well-respected bosses among the ranks and it would boost morale immediately if someone who was the "real police" was picked.

9/23/2008 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

butt by posting comments from one and all that advocate such actions to appear here on this fine blogsite, SCC has endorsed a work slowdown and stoppage.

uh, no. sorry. an endorsement requires some action on our part. allowing free expression of opinions and venting of anonymous persons who may or may not be the police is in no way an endorsement.

From an unpublished comment:
You have repeatedly advocated doing the bare minimum. [blah blah blah] Your immediate termination will follow.


Quote it asshat. You can't because it doesn't exist. Stop playing with yourself and learn to read. Readers are leaders.

9/23/2008 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry off post:

I was driving south on Cumberland (first Ave) and observed a honorary street sign at Oak Street and First Ave that was designated Fred Hampton Way. WTF is that bullshit. I know that it’s in Maywood, but I thought our readers should know this POS has a street named after him there. I was wondering if Moprah lives on that street and she asked for it because I wouldn’t be surprised.

I’m not sure if there is another Fred Hampton that did something for Maywood, but the only Fred Hampton we all know was a sh*thead. Was this brought up when the issue was around last time and I was asleep? If it was, just delete this and move on.

9/23/2008 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When the time comes, if we all vote against the contract and try and drag this out past the Oct 2009date, what do you think Shortshanks will do?

9/23/2008 12:27:00 PM"



You devil, you........

9/23/2008 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to every job. Write every caller a report.(the increase in crime will really show then) Only make an arrest if the comlainant signs complaints. Take your lunch take 2 personels, fill the car with gas. call it a day. screw this city.

9/23/2008 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh, no. sorry. an endorsement requires some action on our part. allowing free expression of opinions and venting of anonymous persons who may or may not be the police is in no way an endorsement.

If you say so, we believe you...wink, wink!

9/23/2008 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happens in November if Obama wins the popular vote but looses the election? what will our fair city look like that night? sounds like a job for keating.
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riots are possible whether he wins or loses.

9/23/2008 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slowdown and be careful.

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Far as I know, they can't REQUIRE you to be proactive. Do your job, stay away from lawsuits, back each other up.

I'm in a unit where because of my lack of activity (not clouted there either) stand a good chance of being dumped...don't care.

Life is still what you make of it. Don't care if I lose my 'spot'.

Hang tough ALL!

Most important, stay safe!

9/23/2008 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have heard this argument before and it does not hold water, My neighbor who is an Attorney say's you have no leg to stand on with those orders. simply because the orders are by interpolation that means that only the department can tell you want they say (period). and if you disagree too bad so sad.

9/23/2008 02:32:00 PM"


Ah, the guy with a lawyer for a neighbor.


You have my sympathies.

9/23/2008 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Northside, please stop living in the past. Next you'll want to tell us how you responded to the Great Chicago Fire.
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Yes, you need to get a life, Northside. There is a big world out there. Get off the computer...smell the roses....Spend time with Mrs. Northside.

9/23/2008 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

butt by posting comments from one and all that advocate such actions to appear here on this fine blogsite, SCC has endorsed a work slowdown and stoppage.
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Can't even address this stupidity. Lord...I'm speechless........

9/23/2008 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will be a slowdown this winter when you have no cars available to drive. It is 85 degrees now, and no pool cars are available in our area. Third watch early cars wait for 0900 cars to come in, and drive maybe 5 hours during their tour. When the winter comes, and the two year wonders get in accidents... you will have the slowdown. The department won't get this fleet through the winter. Last winter I drove a car with so much front end damage I could only turn right,right, right, to go left. I won't drive that car this winter.
Seriously, our early car personnel wait in the station for two hours to get a car.

9/23/2008 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1130 (midnights) isn't 1130 anymore?!

Awww man, he was just great!

Zone 10 was always a hoot when he was on the air!

9/23/2008 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"None of this would be necessary if we had a real union, who had some real balls and stood up to the city. A union that had our interests at heart and not an eye on what they'll be doing when they get ousted from office or how man perks they can make for themselves while in office.

9/23/2008 06:46:00 PM"


A 'real union' depends upon it's members having the brains to elect true leaders, the balls to back those leaders and the heart to weather the storms that inevitably occur when the employer does what employers do.


If you believe that the FOP isn't the union that you think it should be, you're really admitting that the union's membership aren't what they should be.


Doctor, heal thyself.

9/23/2008 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell is contino doing allowing you to code out jobs just because they are "anonymous" callers.
-------------------------------- this just sounds like another typical 008th district whiner...a lot of good coppers there but a larger amount of crybabies...go to work and worry about yourself or if your that concerned YOU take the calls, BUT I SUGGEST YOU WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF!!!

9/23/2008 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wholesale coding? Tell 820, sgt mike mulligan to stop playing god to the dispatchers. Mike, you are not helping anyone.


...................................

hmmmm.....nice try, but we all know that Mulligan IS God.

9/23/2008 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there too much nonsense about slow downs,i have only 7 years on but lets call it what it is,those of us who try to do a decent job have realised that the dept and everyboby else will not back you,back in the day they accepted the grey area policing if it got the desired results,now it has to be by the book.No one would admit a few short years ago we were encouraged to cut corners and use other tools that today will get you indicted.I refuse to let good court dates go to waste but now more than ever it is the hypes that are the target of my attention,the dealers are smart,and have pvt attorneys,the result is i am still making pinches,because i need the OT.No slowdown here ,but lets be honest i am not making any difference,but at least my pension is ok for now.Remember for us to be appreciated things will have to swing the other way, and as a veteran once told me this too shall pass.Stay safe and back each other up.

9/23/2008 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're preparing for civil disturbances on election night and following day. They're camouflaging preparations to look like a plan for Cubs World Series. Its bullshit, prepare for yor family's safety and make sure you have extra ammo and easily transportable food like nuts, granola, etc....You may be on duty for several days straight. And pray nothing happens.

9/23/2008 08:45:00 PM

This brings to mind the post that Jfed drives with SWAT in unmarked squads in front/back, and marked squads in front/back of SWAT...WHY? would a CPD superintendent need such heavy armed protection when only law enforcement and criminals carry guns, is it that he is:

a. paranoid of his own troops.
b. his taste of chicago's mean
streets has instilled terror.
c. a terrorist expert and knows
about an 'impending event'
soon to happen.

Cline after his announcement of retirement had continued to work the streets, would hear him on zone 10 assisting coppers on their street stops, even searching cars for them.

Maybe Jfed knows something we don't, you learn by observation, it has me thinking that maybe preparing for a possible disaster for your own family is not too far off, ie: buying extra weapons/ammo, stocking on food/water, candles, generator etc.

9/23/2008 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to be a fly in the ointment, but I would put a word of caution to all FOP members. Daley has been playing this game for a long time and he knows what he is doing. If Obama wins the election, he won't face any threats to his power or any threat for indictment from federal prosecutors. He will have carte blanche to harrass officers and undermine the union. It isn't hard. Cameras, recordings, employment reviews are typical forms of harrassement by management. He'll drive a wedge between officers and the union, which has little political power against him. He can break this union and any collective movement within the department. Slow downs won't hurt him, nor will the decrease in revenues by decreased ticket writing. He's got far more leverage than most people realize. The union knows this and that is why they have been so silent the last few months. Daley is setting his sights on his brother winning governor in the next election, not worrying about how the police department is functioning. That means he will control the city, the county and the state with the fifth highest electoral votes in the country. He can bring this department to its knees and will. He doesn't have to worry about crime rates or revenues. Who is going to challenge him in an election? Who? The best thing cops can do is stand by the union and work harder at each worksite, i.e. each district to enforce the contract and the rights of the cops. A battle is looming and the odds are against the FOP members. It may already be lost. If it weren't, why would the FOP be so quiet about things?

9/23/2008 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of us really work an honest eight hour tour day in and day out?

9/23/2008 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Dear 12:04 PM:

I didn't come on the job 'til 1928. The next year, we had a seven-bagger in a garage at 2122 N. Clark St. It was mid-February if I recall.

My informants told me that Alberto Anselmi and John Scalise were the shooters. They used Thompsons. Nobody would listen.

Officially, the case still remains unsolved. Anselmi and Scalise are dead. Maybe some dicks from Area 3 can now clear SEVEN exceptionally.

P.S.: Those who forget the past are destined to repeat it.

9/23/2008 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is morally and ethically imperative that all officers execute their duties to the fullest. This simply means that you do everything in your power to apprehend an offender, write thorough case reports with a thorugh canvassing,thoroughly investigate all calls for service,thoroughly check your beat car out before the tour for safety and contraband,down it if there is anything improperly functioning,preform walk and talks,make proper notifications on a land line phone,take your time writing citations,reports,etcetra to ensure ledgibility, correct grammar useage,punctuation and accuracy.

Please exercise your contractual rights to your lunch and two personals.

UNITED WE STAND,DIVIDED WE FALL!

9/23/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come Jerry Agar did not mention the SCC blog???

I feel insignificant again,lol...

9/23/2008 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Obama Riots are coming and the CPD is just now beginning to make preparations?

I would request the ISP,CCSDP,NICEF and have the Illinois National Guard on standby. The CPD is in NO WAY capable of handling a major civil insurrection.


Officers, have a family contingency plan ready. Ensure your family has a supply of food,water,communications,weapons and ammunition should the worst occur.

Always be prepared!!!

9/23/2008 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beware of third district evening bicyle team. i pulled off lakeshore drive at 63rd, because my car was making a strange noise. i was not properly parked and was immediately approached by a tall african american officer with dreads or braids on bicycle. i identified myself as an officer and told him i would park properly. he said "i don't care who you are, i give everyone a ticket." I wonder what kind of an officer he is. I was issued a ticket.

9/23/2008 04:44:00 PM

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Don't worry, most of us in 003 aren't like this. i'll let you know one thing. i'll make it known in 003 what kind of PO we're dealing with here.

9/23/2008 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you thought the aftermath of the Bush/Gore election was divisive just wait until McCain wins.

9/23/2008 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slowdown? Give us our contract then we will talk. Until then they
get nothing!!!!

9/23/2008 07:40:00 AM

Even then they get nothing. Get rid of this goof and his Dept. Stupidentents. Until he leaves i do the bare minimum, suddenly my eyesite isn't so good anymore.

9/23/2008 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

officer adrelean will be fired by J-fed away.

9/23/2008 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

Have you heard any talk of the October Surprise?

9/23/2008 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Commander of TRU has not been seen in the unit since the passing of Officer Eddie Massas. No roll call briefing about the incident, no condolences, not even in the building to be seen for the past 48 hours........

He's probably in his office counting all of the pissers and drinkers and reefer seeds arrests you black pajama wearing buffoons
bring in.After your two hour lunch and before your three hour duck. He's counting the activity and laughing all of the way to the bank.
And for all of you de- police officers advocating a slow down-hell you mutts haven't been doing a damn thing anyway-PO's don't even back each other up,they just lay down on BS jobs all night long...
I hope finance joins in the slowdown and yank some of your checks.

9/23/2008 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of this would be necessary if we had a real union,


2/3 of you goofs did NOT vote in the Election. So you have nothing to say.

9/24/2008 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: OT POST 23 SEP 08 0921P

FROM: CHALKIE

SUBJECT: HAMPTON WAY SIGN MAYWOOD

Same sh*thead. Hampton was originally from Mayhood(AKA "the 26th District") and good luck trying to get rid of sign, he's a hero round them parts...
Something should be done and SCC is where it should start.

Remember: Tom WOOD;End of Watch 23 OCT 2006 Still Unsolved

Be safe out there

9/24/2008 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Go to every job. Write every caller a report.(the increase in crime will really show then) Only make an arrest if the comlainant signs complaints. Take your lunch take 2 personels, fill the car with gas. call it a day. screw this city.

9/23/2008 09:37:00 PM

You forgot drive 1 hour each way for a carwash!

9/24/2008 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Sorry off post:

I was driving south on Cumberland (first Ave) and observed a honorary street sign at Oak Street and First Ave that was designated Fred Hampton Way. WTF is that bullshit. I know that it’s in Maywood, but I thought our readers should know this POS has a street named after him there. I was wondering if Moprah lives on that street and she asked for it because I wouldn’t be surprised.

I’m not sure if there is another Fred Hampton that did something for Maywood, but the only Fred Hampton we all know was a sh*thead. Was this brought up when the issue was around last time and I was asleep? If it was, just delete this and move on.

9/23/2008 09:21:00 P


It is THAT Fred Hampton. Fred Hampton is a hero in Maywood, you know, someone who commits robbery and gives the proceeds away, a real life hero to the black community. A real life Robin Hood from the hood.

Consider the demographics of Maywood. You have a race track, a few old factories and 'po black folks. 'Nuf said.

The issue never has to be brought up in Chicago, They can have streets named anything they want in Maywood. There is obviously no one of any intelligence or importance in charge. It's MAYWOOD. Like Harvey or Robbins or some other shit town of a non-diverse nature.

9/24/2008 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
O/T..Shortshanks said the business owners around Wrigley field should stop serving after the seventh inning, becauses it's common sense.

Common sense would be giving us a new contract and allowing us the manpower and tactics to handle the drunk assholes after the game. Taverns and bars serve alcohol. CPD should services assholes who need to be locked up.

9/23/2008 08:42:00 PM


Jeez, if I had any common sense I would have taken a job in some other line of work and gone to live somewhere else.

9/24/2008 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Chicago cops Got it all wrong, there are at least 10,000 of us! There are 100 or so aldercreatures! Why not storm city hall! The whole countrys falling apart anyway! Start a new regime!

9/23/2008 07:58:00 PM


You must be a product of the Chicago Public School system. A hundred or so aldercreatures?

Here is a news flash: There are 50 wards in Chicago, each one has an alderman. Hence, there are exactly 50 alderman. Now wasn't that easy?

9/24/2008 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Can someone please explain the follow:

1) Mini-edge mission

2) Wolfpack mission

3) Stop 'n Go Mission

I'm being totally serious, I want to know what's the purpose of these things.

9/23/2008 08:25:00 PM


They prove the old adage, "if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, you baffle them with bullshit."

That's being totally serious.

9/24/2008 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
None of this would be necessary if we had a real union, who had some real balls and stood up to the city. A union that had our interests at heart and not an eye on what they'll be doing when they get ousted from office or how man perks they can make for themselves while in office.

9/23/2008 06:46:00 PM


Go to FOP General meetings, get involved, ask to volunteer somehow. Learn the issues, discover what they really do and what the issues really are and how it is to really deal with management from the city. It is a lot different from the typical police station locker room rant.

9/24/2008 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
great legs said...
wholesale coding? Tell 820, sgt mike mulligan to stop playing god to the dispatchers. Mike, you are not helping anyone....

Way to call out a great boss. Hey 1130, come back to 011 and let that lazy hump sit on his anonymous music disturbance for 45 minutes.

9/23/2008 02:25:00 PM

Nice call you hit it right on the head. I try and do the same thing whenever possible, other wise with all the bullshit jobs waiting when will the p/o's ever get a break?

9/24/2008 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
what happens in November if Obama wins the popular vote but looses the election? what will our fair city look like that night? sounds like a job for keating.

Don't worry in November it will be a landslide for Obama he will get the popular vote 55% or more and enough of the electorial vote. This will be the biggest margin for a victory in the history or pres. elections.

9/23/2008 01:37:00 PM

Really? Bigger than Reagan/Mondale? Doubtful, but enjoy your socialist, America hating Oreo if he does win... dummy!

9/24/2008 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget to check money box when been denied lunch.

9/24/2008 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

012 just got the camera antennae installed on the old ass building that was set to be replaced, then canceled. our beat cars are beginning to see the installation of cameras. we don't have any of the newer pdt's and the old ones we do have are held together with scotch tape and bubble gum - and we can only equip about half our cars with working old pdts. Our wagon is using a cageless pool car. there's standing water in the basement locker room at all times. commander of 017's daughter is assigned to the desk on days with about 2 years on the job.

I know I'm not dealing with the stress of the far south or west, but this little bullshit is starting to wear on everyone citywide.

9/24/2008 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little MIkey was and still is one of the best bosses that ever worked the street . You fuckin' guys in 008 are jag's to say that about him . He would back you up in a minute .Oh one other thing , to that moron that said the Cmdr. of 107 daughter works the desk in 012 , your fuckin' nuts . He has NO daughter's on the job. so get your facts straight . MORON !

9/24/2008 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I SAY LETS BACK JODY 100%. I MEAN AFTERALL HE CANT BE THAT BAD OF A GUY. AND FOR THE SLUG THAT WORKS BT. 2211 ON MIDNITES, WERE YOU AWARE THAT A BUNCH OF CARS WERE BROKEN INTO OVER THE WEEKEND OF 19 , 20, 21 SEPTEMBER IN WEST BEVERLY AND MT GREASEWOOD. TRY SAYING AWAKE THIS WEEKEND.

9/23/2008 12:14:00 PM

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that slug on bt 2211-1st watch (RD) was probably too busy writing copppers parking tickets

9/24/2008 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:59 9/24/08

I call BULLSHIT Sir!

The Commander of 017 does not have any relatives on the job.

I'm all for poking fun at administrative blundering but get your facts straight, thank you.

9/24/2008 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Chicago cops Got it all wrong, there are at least 10,000 of us! There are 100 or so aldercreatures! Why not storm city hall! The whole countrys falling apart anyway! Start a new regime!

9/23/2008 07:58:00 PM

This proves why we'll never get anywhere. You have people that don't even know how many aldermen we have in the city. How do you expect them to vote, if they do at all, for someone of quality? The Democratic Machine counts on this and feeds them little benefits. Dumb and voting like sheep is what keeps Daley and crew in power.

9/24/2008 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's probably in his office counting all of the pissers and drinkers and reefer seeds arrests you black pajama wearing buffoons
bring in.After your two hour lunch and before your three hour duck. He's counting the activity and laughing all of the way to the bank.
And for all of you de- police officers advocating a slow down-hell you mutts haven't been doing a damn thing anyway-PO's don't even back each other up,they just lay down on BS jobs all night long...
I hope finance joins in the slowdown and yank some of your checks.

9/23/2008 11:58:00 PM

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You my freind are a piece of shit! I bet you wear a white shirt too.

9/24/2008 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell 820, sgt mike mulligan to ..............Hey nobody tells Mike anything, the guy walks on water and 008 is Blessed to have him...... fucken communists!

9/24/2008 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The Obama Riots are coming and the CPD is just now beginning to make preparations?

I would request the ISP,CCSDP,NICEF and have the Illinois National Guard on standby. The CPD is in NO WAY capable of handling a major civil insurrection.


Officers, have a family contingency plan ready. Ensure your family has a supply of food,water,communications,weapons and ammunition should the worst occur.

- - - -

Hahahaha, very witty. Not!
Thanks for playing. Now go back to your Y2K bunker.

9/24/2008 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wholesale coding? Tell 820, sgt mike mulligan to stop playing god to the dispatchers. Mike, you are not helping anyone.

You are a supervisor. number one in seniority! do YOUR job and let the troops answer and service the calls.

What the hell is contino doing allowing you to code out jobs just because they are "anonymous" callers.

9/23/2008 02:14:00 AM


Congratulations! You have identified yourself as the biggest bonehead on this department. And these days that's really saying something.

I have news KID. Mike Mulligan is the best in this business when it comes to Sgt. Mike is possibly the last real Sgt. on this job and your failure to see that proves that this whole department is going right down the toilet.

What Mike is doing, you MORON, is clearing out bullshit so that a badly depleted watch isn't spread out across the giant land of 008 hunting down bullshit, when a real emergency happens.

I know you got out of the academy last year and you saw that guy with the gun and that was real exciting, but what you don't know yet is that real emergencies, I mean REAL emergencies, do happen on this job and what Mike knows and what you do not know is that more often than not these real emergencies happen at night.

Idiots on this blog. Pure idiots.

9/24/2008 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just J-Fed. The bar was set a few years back on the number of arrests per district. Every years since, the bar is set higher then the previous year. You will, rest assured, hit a wall and this is the year we hit that wall. Plus some of the bosses will not back you up when you a sitting at the Corp. Counsel's office being sued for "false arrest."
Tact teams went from "quality" arrest to "quantity" arrest just to save the bosses from being dumped.

9/24/2008 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can someone please explain the follow:

1) Mini-edge mission

2) Wolfpack mission

3) Stop 'n Go Mission

I'm being totally serious, I want to know what's the purpose of these things.

9/23/2008 08:25:00 PM

Absolutely, under no circumstances, DO NOT post any answer to these types of questions. There have been a number of seemingly innocent requests for information. Beware - they are either media whores or plaintiff's attorneys trying to educate themselves and fuck over the officers they are suing. Remember, this is a public blog and anyone can make a posting to get info. If you really are a P.O., do not use this blog to ask about such things. If not, then go do your footwork elsewhere and get the hell off this site, troll.

9/24/2008 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Northside,

I am an exempt and I am terrified by your telling the younger impressionable PO's about the days of unity,camraderie,espirit de' corps,honor and the like.

Please stop it,you are endangering my 3510 merit spot. Until you stop it, me and my associates are going to flame you everytime we get a chance. The young naieve officers respect the fearlessness of their white shirt goldstars like no other.

I am ordering you to cease and desist.

9/24/2008 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was driving south on Cumberland (first Ave) and observed a honorary street sign at Oak Street and First Ave that was designated Fred Hampton Way. WTF is that bullshit. I know that it’s in Maywood, but I thought our readers should know this POS has a street named after him there. I was wondering if Moprah lives on that street and she asked for it because I wouldn’t be surprised.

Who gives a fuck? Seriously. It's fucking Maywood. What do you expect. There's no reason to go to Maywood unless you're looking for someone for a murder.

9/24/2008 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't know how many times i have to say this:

when a call is anonymous, that doesn't make it any less legit then a call with a complainants names.

its called people want to watch their ass and keep themselves and their family and property "safe" from any form of retaliation from the phone call to 911.

dispatchers have the attitude of anonymous is bullshit and obviously so do a lot of the sgts out there because they are coding hundreds of jobs without even responding to them because jobs are stacked and backlogged and they are trying to clear the boards. sgts that do this are not only assholes but total idiots.

9/24/2008 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wholesale coding? Tell 820, sgt mike mulligan to stop playing god to the dispatchers. Mike, you are not helping anyone.
..................................
hmmmm.....nice try, but we all know that Mulligan IS God.

9/23/2008 10:38:00 PM


Mike Mulligan is number 1 in seniority of Sergeants, making him the Sergeant Major of the Chicago Police Department.

Anyone worth an ounce knows the Sergeant is God.

That is all.

9/24/2008 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
025 off topic rumor: I heard from another copper in 025 that Plewa is fucked for sure. His sister is an ASA and he told me that they got Plewa on a wire and a bunch of other P.O.'s from 025 will be going down. God I hope it's not true.

9/23/2008 07:09:00 PM


I call BS.

S.P. has enough trouble right now w/o you making stupid shit up.

9/24/2008 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
JFed did commend the CPD as the best law enforcement agency in the USA.

9/23/2008 07:23:00 PM


How the hell would he know?

We WERE..... slowly but surely he and Daley are destroying this department piece by piece...

9/24/2008 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
He's probably in his office counting all of the pissers and drinkers and reefer seeds arrests you black pajama wearing buffoons
bring in.After your two hour lunch and before your three hour duck. He's counting the activity and laughing all of the way to the bank.
And for all of you de- police officers advocating a slow down-hell you mutts haven't been doing a damn thing anyway-PO's don't even back each other up,they just lay down on BS jobs all night long...
I hope finance joins in the slowdown and yank some of your checks.

9/23/2008 11:58:00 PM

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You my freind are a piece of shit! I bet you wear a white shirt too.

9/24/2008 09:17:00 AM

Why yes i do! I paid my dues and pay them every year to the alderman! Hey I am getting another promotion dam!

9/24/2008 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Go to every job. Write every caller a report.(the increase in crime will really show then) Only make an arrest if the comlainant signs complaints. Take your lunch take 2 personels, fill the car with gas. call it a day. screw this city.

9/23/2008 09:37:00 PM

You forgot drive 1 hour each way for a carwash!

9/24/2008 01:16:00 AM

Remember to get an event number as you drive past a park or school. Wow it's easy to get B.S. stats.

9/24/2008 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

012 just got the camera antennae installed on the old ass building that was set to be replaced, then canceled. our beat cars are beginning to see the installation of cameras. we don't have any of the newer pdt's and the old ones we do have are held together with scotch tape and bubble gum - and we can only equip about half our cars with working old pdts. Our wagon is using a cageless pool car. there's standing water in the basement locker room at all times. commander of 017's daughter is assigned to the desk on days with about 2 years on the job.

I know I'm not dealing with the stress of the far south or west, but this little bullshit is starting to wear on everyone citywide.

9/24/2008 05:59:00 AM

it's the infamous captain JRD , not mealer - get it straight

9/24/2008 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, if SCC posts the comment below, you'd consider it as SCC endorsing it?

"The Honorable Mayor Richard M. Daley is God's gift to the citizens of this city."

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Can't even address this stupidity. Lord...I'm speechless........

9/24/2008 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey assbag complaining about who is working what in 012: There is not a bad spot in 12 so get a life. Obviously you are jealous and want to work the desk and be a little house mouse. I dont know what the desk in 012 is like but in my district its busy and sucks and I consider it a punishment.

9/24/2008 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Great legs! said...

So STFU and go start your own blog, and name it the "I hate 820" you slimey vagninal discharge masquerading as a CPD officer.

I now step down off of my soap box.

9/23/2008 07:09:00 PM

Gee, someone has his shorts rolled up in a knot. Poor boy. Your testicles will eventually descend and maybe then you will impress me. Maybe. The soap box did make you look almost as tall as ric flair.

Again; let me stress that Mikey is a fine supervisor and he should manage his troops and not his troops' workload. 'Nuff Said.

9/24/2008 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget about holding yourself down looking for a car that works properly and is safe to drive so the jobs back up.....

9/23/2008 08:17:00 AM


Wrong, you look for a car that works properly for your own safety. Nothing more nothing less.

9/24/2008 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Been around the block said...

Keep a note book. Enter all complaints, which are really veiled threats, from the bosses. Any supervisor that tells you that you will be denied this or that for a lack of activity, put it in the book.

Any time you are ordered to do something, document it. Put it on the radio or in any report(s) generated.

Remember, it is a two way street.
Ride on your jobs promptly, act professionally; come clear when you have completed the job. If you witness something, robbery, battery, etc. requiring police service, take action. The key word here is witness.

Get your lunch in, along with your personals. Drive the speed limit, stop at all signals, park legally.

Most of all, stay safe and back each other up!

9/24/2008 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

To save money, the Suffolk County Police Department (one of the highest paid in the nation) is going to be replaced on some county highways with lesser paid sheriff's officers. Stop writing those parkers, and the city will just do what it's been doing-give that job to someone who will do it for less.

9/23/2008 08:41:00 AM

Can't the city do that with all of the sworn inside spots at 35th street. Some positions should be handled by sworn personnel, but every phone doesn't need to be manned by police.

Side note:
It's the part one crimes that get attention, as in rising, not the movers and parkers.

9/24/2008 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a fair contract Mr Mayor.

9/24/2008 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous J Q Public said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we get toooooooooo many bullshit calls that have to do with other types of city services. people are panicking and calling the police of any silly bullshit.

9/23/2008 12:12:00 PM

You cops are all the same. Never want to do anything. Next time I call you to trim the city tree in front of my house, bring a damn saw with you. What the hell am I paying taxes for?

9/24/2008 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

beware of third district evening bicyle team. i pulled off lakeshore drive at 63rd, because my car was making a strange noise. i was not properly parked and was immediately approached by a tall african american officer with dreads or braids on bicycle. i identified myself as an officer and told him i would park properly. he said "i don't care who you are, i give everyone a ticket." I wonder what kind of an officer he is. I was issued a ticket.

9/23/2008 04:44:00 PM

Sounds like another POS that would be working at burger king if he hadn't gotten on this job.
What's his star #.

9/24/2008 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chalkie is a sox fan whooooohooooo.
cub fans killing eachother, soon there will only be one team. the WHITE SOX

9/24/2008 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each and every point you bring up on this blog is not to make a statement but each officer is hired to do his/her job. That job is to serve the citizen no matter who it is or how long it takes. THE JOB MUST BE DONE, RIGHT AND CORRECT. Don't slouch on your assignment, be professional, you know, LIKE A FUCKING G-MAN.

9/23/2008 06:25:00 PM

"Serve the citizen???" Does that mean when I get a call which uses the language bank and find the caller to be an illegal, I do not have to respond? Wow, you just lightened my work load by 15 jobs a night. Thank you.

9/24/2008 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9/23/2008 09:21:00 PM

Not an honorary sign---that's the actual name of the street----his hometown considers him some kind of hero........

9/24/2008 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MIKE MULLIGAN !!!
I love this guy! Any of you assholes can't get along with Mulligan theres something wrong with you. I've went thru the door with Mike and he will be with you thru the good and the bad. He cant drink worth a rats ass tho'.
Hey Mike........Dave Snethen

9/24/2008 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain the follow:

1) Mini-edge mission

2) Wolfpack mission

3) Stop 'n Go Mission

I'm being totally serious, I want to know what's the purpose of these things.

Answer: I couldn't tell you one mission from another.........but, if you ask any exempt, they all know what a FUDGEPACK MISSION is....

GCG

9/24/2008 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not about Beat 820, Sgt Mike Mulligan. When he was a Sgt in 010, a long, long time ago, he was my hero. I drank with him many times on Blue Island. I too have a white shirt now & it is almost as old & stained as Mike’s.
While in 011, 1st watch he would routinely code out the backlog of anonymous jobs. Many supervisors citywide do the same. Dispatchers loved them.

Why should he or any Sgt take such risk? Will the city protect them in a “no service complaint?” I doubt it. Dept policy is to answer each 911 call with a police car. If the city cannot support this policy that is the city’s problem. Let the city eat the backlog, no cars available. In a “police emergency” or citizen’s “in progress call” the beat cars will usually respond telling the dispatcher that they didn’t get to the anonymous jobs, but the beat cars should not code out jobs with a lie to help the Department’s problems. The anonymous jobs must be responded to by Department Orders.

Am I ball-less? I don’t think so. Each 911 call requires a police response by the Departments Orders. Why should we violate Dept procedures by lying to “help” the Dept.? Will the Department support us when we are caught in a lie? Obviously not.
I am NOT in favor of a strike, slow down, work stoppage, or de-police-ing. I support all officers doing their job, as they were trained, following all the laws, orders, rules, regulations and procedures. You will be suspended, stripped, fired, and prosecuted by IPRA, IAD, ASA or Feds for any violations. Why lie to help them?????

9/24/2008 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the guy with a lawyer for a neighbor.


You have my sympathies.

That Lawyer has helped me out more than once. You guys are always crying about suing. Which is it?

He can also buy and sell you many times over Mr 65 thousand a year what can you do with that.joke.

9/24/2008 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

beware of third district evening bicyle team. i pulled off lakeshore drive at 63rd, because my car was making a strange noise. i was not properly parked and was immediately approached by a tall african american officer with dreads or braids on bicycle. i identified myself as an officer and told him i would park properly. he said "i don't care who you are, i give everyone a ticket." I wonder what kind of an officer he is. I was issued a ticket.

9/23/2008 04:44:00 PM

If this is in fact true identify him. If you got a ticket you should at least have his button. Post it so we all will know who the cop is that writes other cops. Otherwise I don't believe you!

9/24/2008 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" He can also buy and sell you many times over Mr 65 thousand a year what can you do with that.joke.

9/24/2008 09:32:00 PM"



And yet, we all end up in the same hole in the ground.

Fancy that.

9/25/2008 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can someone please explain the follow:

1) Mini-edge mission -

IT'S ALSO KNOW AS THE MACH 3 MISSION. EVERYONE INCLUDING SOME OF THE WOMEN, ARE CHECKED FOR A CLOSE FACIAL SHAVE.. THIS WAS SHAVED THE LONG COCK'S IDEA

2) Wolfpack mission -

WE GATHER TOGETHER AND HOWL AT THE MOON... WHICH REALLY FREAKS THE CRACK-HEADS OUT.

3) Stop 'n Go Mission -

RED LIGHT... GREEN LIGHT...

I'm being totally serious, I want to know what's the purpose of these things.

9/25/2008 03:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slowdown?I am just pacing myself!

9/25/2008 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/25/2008 03:46:00 AM

Essentially put, a very close to the wire violation of Civil Rights to satiate some insecure bosses need for constant numbers at any cost.

These are more than likely the same bosses who don't know you when the civil suit and CR# arrive too...

9/25/2008 12:05:00 PM  

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