Friday, November 14, 2008

Technology Overload

Funny letter from a reader:
  • Dear SCC,

    We just had ticket printers installed in a bunch of squad cars where I work. A funny thing happened on the way to the technological improvements though. The fine electricians (non union by the way) managed to completely short circuit the P.D.T.s! So instead of having a 77,000 mile hunk of crap with in-car camera (that doesn't upload or record half the time), GPS equipped (that the City still hasn't bought the software for) with a P.D.T. that works half the time, I now have a 77,000 mile almost junker with no P.D.T. so I can't run plates at all. Not that it matters, but the ticket writer wouldn't let me log on anyway.
And in the previous comment sections, people are reporting that due to the non union electrical work in the cars, our garages can't or won't fix any of these problems and may end up voiding out manufacturer warranties.

No idea how much of that is true, but how much technology are they going to try to cram into cars that are one malfunction away from scrap?

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131 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

that's the mayor and his conected friends laughing all the way to the bank.

11/14/2008 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"....but how much technology are they going to try to cram into cars that are one malfunction away from scrap?"


As much as it takes to cover the kickbacks that are being paid, by these non-union contractors, to those wizards of corruption our fellow rocket scientist citizens saw fit to reelect in last year's municipal and county elections.

11/14/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as it has the cigarette adapter so I can plus in my DVD player I'm a happy camper!

Though a PDT makes doing an accident a hundred times easier.

You know, so I can get back to my movie!

11/14/2008 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I talked to a fleet electrical tech and he told me that the new vendor installing the GPS is also making a wiring mistake. This mistake is causing all kinds of problems in the vehicles and since they did not install the equipment they are just cutting the wire on the GPS. This project is supervised by Sgt. TW (midget).










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11/14/2008 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If J-Fed would stop buying all his electronic spy stuff for these cars in hopes of jerkin' around the troops, maybe there'd be some money around for a decent raise!!!!

And, why in hell would anyone hire a man to run a Police Department who has never so much as worked a beatcar???? Unbelievable!

11/14/2008 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm. Got my car back from the GPS/Camera folks... camera works great, and I'm sure the GPS runs flawlessly, only problem is that now my horn, instead of being the loud, GET OUT OF MY WAY air horn, is a simple 'honk'. Thanks! Nothing like working 99, having to keep reaching up to hit the air horn. After asking around, this has happened to just about all of the other squads as well. At least if we get into a terrible accident because we didn't have time to activate my air-horn or siren by manually reaching to the center console, HQ will find me on GPS.....

11/14/2008 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the clowns putting in the gps and cameras look like tattooed bikers, who by the way have told me that they are "not being paid as yet by the city"! I told him they will most likely never be paid by the corrupt mayor and 50 sheep! He seemed mad, great job mayor thousands in high tech on cvars worth the most being $500.00 sold as scrap metal! Another waste of money at a time when mayor mcbullshit is crying broke! will the alderfollowers ever speak up? will "sleepy ike" say anything before his indictment? why is eddie burke so quiet? What about gang banger munoz anything to say? maybe bernie stone could talk? Guess not they all have daleys wang stuck in mouth disease1

11/14/2008 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Missy the Sad guru said...

Hi People Missy here again.

What is wrong people !!!!

I write 600 to 900 parkers a day by "Hand", yes people, by "Hand".

Our beloved mayor give us technology to help us and you all just "belittle' this man. The mayor is no "Stooge" people.

I hope you people had read my other post about Ira, my Lawyer husband. I am still so sad.

Stay safe people,
Missy 018
(parking ticket guru)

11/14/2008 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- Woman in charge of the 2012 London Olympics admits if she could do it all over again that they would not have pursued the Olympics.

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

not shocking

11/14/2008 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Technology Overload" will be the end of CPD. The city is hanging CPD with a rope made of technology.....the technological gallows hanging what's left of the old CPD.

11/14/2008 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous srt said...

The things id do with a car with 70000 miles on it....

11/14/2008 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAAAAAAAAAAA! This city is the laughing stock of the country! The police department is run by complete nimrods! Our car hasn't had a PDT for over a year and the tact cars in our unit are short 5-6 PDT's. The dept. is more concerned with putting in GPS(that probably doesn't work)than giving us even the simplest law enforcement equipment like an outdated PDT! It's funny to hear cars all over the city, all night, asking "can a car with a PDT come over here so we can run some names and plates squad?" They want us to do more with less. The police department in Cuba has better equipment than us! GOOD BY POLICE DEPARTMENT I WILL MISS YOU!

11/14/2008 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I love the fact that in my district (003) we got 3 brand new cars all with cameras. No PDTs in them, no hard drives or mics.

Then the car I was in today they just installed a camera. 67,000+ miles. (I know, not a lot, but it seems as if the mileage was reset on the car if you saw it/drove it). PDT shuts off after not using it after 10 minutes and you have to restart it. The sides of the squad is rusted(ing). Old horrible bubble lights. And a number of mechanical problems. One of the worst being the squad runs hot.

We got 3 brand new cars (one of the aforementioned beat cars that just got a new squad, recently got a brand new car mid 2008)

I don't know what's going on and who is making any of these decisions. All I can conclude from this department is that it is an absolute mess, top to bottom.

Coming next: Beat realignment!

11/14/2008 03:11:00 AM  
Blogger RoaVaPD said...

If you guys are anything like here they'll take all that crap out of that old car and cram it into a new car. It will take them 10 months to cram all the old crap into the brand new car and it still won't work. Then you'll have a new car with tire rot, battery and engine problems (from sitting for a year) full of old junk that still doesn't work right.

11/14/2008 03:46:00 AM  
Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

Ironic how the unions and the Chicago mob originally helped Daley get elected to Mayor and now the Mayor basically tells the unions to FU&K OFF now that he doesn't need their help to keep getting re-elected. As for the Chicago mob, I don't think the Mayor is cutting their budget windfall from the City.

The Mayor is old enough to remember what happened to John and Bobby Kennedy after the Chicago mob helped John Kennedy get elected as US President. After the mob put Kennedy in as president, Bobby Kennedy turned on the outfit/mob as USAG. Well, we all know what happened to both John and Bobby. I am sure the Mayor remembers that, quite well.

11/14/2008 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have heard the Sup at graduation yesterday. Something like he met with heads of other depts, they are amazed at the advances in technology that we have. WHAT? Every suburban car I have ever seen has way better equipment that works. While he addressed the new officers he also said over and over again about how to be careful off duty. You are held to a higher standard. BLAH BLAH BLAH

11/14/2008 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Check Engine " & "Service Airbag" light came on after the GPS was installed on the Chevy I drive. Took it in for grease & oil. They kept the car because of the dash warning lights. Car got returned and "check engine" light is still on.

11/14/2008 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you running plates anyhow? No contract - no work

11/14/2008 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Ticket writers were put in at area 2 garage when the cameras were installed. The software and printers for ticket writers were put in by PO from data systems.
GPS installed by non-union company because, the city garage said they could do the job but, would not be finished with the entire fleet until late 2010! Non-union takes 1 week per district!
Now you know.

11/14/2008 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Fleet really has you safety at heart allowing non-union sales reps to install electronic parts on Dept. vehicles. This allowed because of an agreement with the union that permits these pimps to do installation provided they are pid the same rate as union workers.What spineless crap on the part of the Electricians Union. Make the city hire suffficinet elrctricians to install and mainatain this equipment. Bring the fleet back under the management of the Department after all it is the POLICE FLEET.

11/14/2008 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard of one car that was wired wrong that the GPS only works when the car is in reverse. So much for officer safety.

Gotta luv the city.

Stay safe

11/14/2008 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Ghost of Mike Royko said...

Has anybody taken a good look at Mayor Daley lately? He looks like a piss bum from the old Skid Row Days on Madison Street.

The Mayor has physically aged 20 years in the last 5 years, hair uncombed, half ass shaved job and clothes all frumpled.

When a reporter asks Hizzzzoner a question, the Mayor starts laughing and answers with crap that doesn't have anything to do with the question.

The Mayor is starting to remind me of that mafia guy known for wandering the streets in a bathrobe mumbling to himself, Vincent Gigante.

The next thing your going to see is Mayor Daley hawking Streetwise newspapers in front of City Hall.

11/14/2008 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

besides the car technology issues, something as basic as having a working fax machine in the district would be nice.

Also the comment on non-union workers is interesting.

11/14/2008 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Keesing Bandit says---

King Daley will get his Kong when he climbs the Sears Tower.

Now, kees me you fool!!!

11/14/2008 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what difference does it make if the techs are union or not?

11/14/2008 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous emmd retired said...

Seeing as the city of shitcago is a closed union shop, where was IBEW local 134 when these various devices were installed by non union installers? The city electricians pay their union dues and expect local 134 to represent them. GPS, cameras, ticket printers are all 134 work and the union allowed the non union installation. All city employed 134 vehicle electricians, stay on the case and refuse to service any of these non union installed devices!

11/14/2008 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about this, I would like to bring up a Rule 14 Violation on JFraud. I was at the graduation yesterday of the last class of PO's and he stated he was glad that the Mayor has given the city the most technological advanced department in the world!

Who do I talked to about moving forward with these charges?

11/14/2008 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't kid yourselves regarding the GPS software. I can log in from home and watch the exact location of every GPS equipped car with only a few second delay from real time. It's real.

11/14/2008 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Matt M said...

Is this an electrical issue, or a union issue? Has the fuse been blown, which is an easy fix? If the circuitry has been fried, however, then you are screwed.

11/14/2008 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My conscience is clear..I didn't vote Democrat in this last election. That is what happens when you get one faction in power they can do WHATEVER THEY WANT!!!

11/14/2008 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC BUT IMPORTANT!!!

THEY NOW OFFICIALLY WANT US TO WORK AN OBAMINATION DETAIL...

....FOR FREE!!!!

THAT'S RIGHT, FRANK GROSS HAS ASKED FOR VOLUNTEERS WITH 1st PERIOD FURLOUGHS AND BABY FURLOUGHS TO COME TO WASHINGTON D.C. TO WORK THE CORONATION.

NO PAY, NO COMP TIME, NO WORD ON TRANSPORTATION, NO WORD ON HOTELS, NO WORD ON WHAT TO DO LIKE MARCH PAST THE REVIEWING STAND(NO WAY) OR FIGHT CROWDS IN THE GHETTOS OF D.C.s.

JUST GO THERE AS A SACRIFICE FOR SHORTSHANKS TO THE MESSSIAH. MAYBE YOU WILL GET A RIBBON OUT OF IT, MAYBE YOU GET AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION, MAYBE YOU GET A FEDERAL LAWSUIT, MAYBE OU GET CRIPPLED OR KILLED FOR WHAT???

11/14/2008 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Missy, I did not read your other post.

Did Ira get hit by a bus?

SpankDaddy

11/14/2008 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're not happy in hamburgerland then suck my meat
Signed,
Mayor McCheese

Translation - either do something about it or leave

11/14/2008 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is the GPS that is being installed by NON UNION workers active or does downtown not have the programs YET to make it active?

11/14/2008 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Again, pay no attention to that meany man who is using my good name at a weak attempt at humor.

I feel so violated.

Now, kees me you fool!!!

11/14/2008 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If J-Fed would stop buying all his electronic spy stuff for these cars in hopes of jerkin' around the troops, maybe there'd be some money around for a decent raise!!!!
************************

Well DUH thats why he is here.......

You think it was his qualifications for running a previous police department?

No it was for his Terrorist and internal Law Enforcement disruption qualities. Having not political ties to anyone he was hired to change the guard (regime)!

Why so confused..........


I don't think he really cares about anyone here because we are all whiners in their eyes.

The Mayor seems to think we are overpaid and useless and quality control of us became an issue!

The revenue is covered by technology or at least they think so. This is their answer to YOUR lack of activity and productivity.

Someone sold them on the idea that AS WE SHUT DOWN these cameras will pay for themselves and all we need the police to really do is GET TO THE CALLS ON TIME and generate reports and detere by visibility!

How do I know? I don't but take a step back and analyze it all and it seems apparent!

By the way cameras in the car forces the hand. Meaning it may force you to WRITE the mover rather than give a pass once the camera and audio starts!

Technology just happens to COST a lot more money for MAINTENANCE and upgrades and someone didn't CLUE them into that when securing the CONTRACT!

Shit will remain fucked up, idle, unused, and "in the shop" costing MUCH MORE than the lawsuits the CITY is paying out to the shitheads on!

Etiher way so what .......Do what you got to do and use your head! You won't be able to change the direction we are heading!

Best of luck
The Midnight Rider

11/14/2008 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GPS was installed camera was installed but doesnt work PDT taken out that did work and now the car has been down forever because the mars lights will not go off...All because of BS wiring.

11/14/2008 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democracy? We live in Shitcago, Crooks County. We have one party Democratic machine appointees, is there another party? How many city, county elected officials are anything but Democrats.
Citizens accept democrats corruption. Please let me pay more taxes.

11/14/2008 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous rollo tomasi said...

Anonymous said...
The "Check Engine " & "Service Airbag" light came on after the GPS was installed on the Chevy I drive. Took it in for grease & oil. They kept the car because of the dash warning lights. Car got returned and "check engine" light is still on.
11/14/2008 04:50:00 AM

I found a knocked down "no parking" sign last week on the south side which was a perfect fit to cover the big rust hole in the passenger side rear floor of my faithfull pimp blue
'98 unmarked Crown. As for the check engine and service air-bag lights [they only stay on for a week or so after rain or a wash] and the ABS light - get the black electrical tape out of your home repair tool box and cover them over.
Works just great!
Keeps the victims/witnesses being transported to the area from asking those pesky questions like -
Hey man, is this car safe?

11/14/2008 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waisting tax $$$$$ again. This could have hired new Po's. 2016 anin't gonna happen. Quit waisting our tax dollars. BRAZIL IN 2016!

11/14/2008 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we still have these useless motor maint. guys? How about "Jiffy lube" for oil changes? Those city guys take weeks on an oil change, so why not privatize them too? Ever go to area 3 garage? They all go to lunch at the same time, there seems to be lots of idel workers there.

11/14/2008 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"11/14/2008 12:32:00 AM"


"will "sleepy ike" say anything before his indictment?"


DA WHITESMAN MADES ME DO IT!!!




"why is eddie burke so quiet?"


Who do ya think is getting the kickbacks?




"What about gang banger munoz anything to say?"


How's my deal with Fitzgerald coming along?




"maybe bernie stone could talk?"


Not likely, but he can drool really well.



"Guess not they all have daleys wang stuck in mouth disease1"


You are CORRECT, Sir!

Among other orifices.

11/14/2008 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Non-union takes 1 week per district!
Now you know.

11/14/2008 05:34:00 AM"



Haste makes waste.

11/14/2008 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Heard of one car that was wired wrong that the GPS only works when the car is in reverse. So much for officer safety.

Gotta luv the city.

Stay safe

11/14/2008 06:09:00 AM"


They should all be wired that way.

11/14/2008 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The next thing your going to see is Mayor Daley hawking Streetwise newspapers in front of City Hall.

11/14/2008 06:19:00 AM"


Even Streetwise wouldn't hire him.

11/14/2008 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"what difference does it make if the techs are union or not?

11/14/2008 07:10:00 AM"



Hire one to work on your personal vehicle(s) and find out.

11/14/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The funny thing is that thing that you would swipe a DL with has NEVER worked. Ours was brand new and i have a new illinois dl, went to give it a try and IT HAS NEVER WORKED EVER in about 9 months. why do they buy this crap? the camaras don't work either but who's complaining? And in my far south side district they can't find anybody to work tac. this job cracks me up. we have 10 opening on tac and NOBODY wants to go. the only one's that do want to "try" it out are two year wonders and below.

11/14/2008 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anybody else noticed after they put the urinal chip on the trunk for the gps that the installer just left all the sharp metal shavings everywhere in the trunk lid and all over the trunk floor. fucking bullshit! Part of the installation job is to clean up the mess too you know. Is any boss from motor maintenance going to step up to the plate and do something about it.

I can count about 12 people so far that have come up to me and said the gps is draining the batterys in the squads and officers have come out to find the car dead in the water. It's not even winter folks with extreme cold temps. Just wait until late December and January months. We already have old outdated batteries to begin with, plus the cold temps and now gps. Coppers are going to be finding themselves stranded everywhere. Hope the public is ready for longer response times on top of the everyday backlog wait time since we have no manpower.

11/14/2008 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUDE, WE HAD TO GO TO THE LIBRARY AGAIN TO MAKE COPIES. ALL COPY MACHINES DOWN IN THE STATION AWAITING REPAIR AND WE'RE DOWN TO ONE FAX MACHINE WHICH IS LOW ON TONER. THIS DEPT SUCKS THE BIG ONE.

11/14/2008 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once all the citizens are armed the murder rate will go down. There will be 800 more self deffense kilings. In conclusion, the morge will be way back log hahahahahahaha bag log.

11/14/2008 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Well, Fleet really has you safety at heart allowing non-union sales reps to install electronic parts on Dept. vehicles. This allowed because of an agreement with the union that permits these pimps to do installation provided they are pid the same rate as union workers.What spineless crap on the part of the Electricians Union. Make the city hire suffficinet elrctricians to install and mainatain this equipment. Bring the fleet back under the management of the Department after all it is the POLICE FLEET.

11/14/2008 05:56:00 AM

fleet has been going down ever since his assness put mikey picardi in charge, after he screwed up fleet he was moved to destroy streets and san! the mayor likes it!

11/14/2008 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE FN STREET POLICE NEED SOME HELP!!!!!!!!

FIRST, THERE'S SO MANY FUCKN UNMARKED CARS WITHOUT LED LIGHTS. HOW THE FCK CAN YOU GET TO THE SCENE WITHOUT GETTING T-BONED?

POOL CARS INCLUDED!!!!! BECAUSE IT SEEMS THATS WHAT WERE IN MOST OF THE FCKN TIME!!!!

SECOND, WHY CAN'T THE FUCKS MAKING THESE DECISIONS ON EQUIPMENT GET THE MECHANICS TO GET THE SIMPLE THINGS RIGHT? LIKE THE LIGHTER. WINDOW SWITCH. DOOR PANELS. MOUNTING THE SPARE TIRE CORRECTLY. SEATS (WITHOUT HOLES) SEAT-BELTS THAT ACTUALLY WORK AND RETRACT.... ETC

OH WHAT THE FCK...NEVER MIND THE ABOVE.
IT'S WISHFUL THINKING...

LET 35TH ST. HAVE FUN ADDING ALL THE USELESS CRAP ON THESE CARS!

11/14/2008 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A question which female unit c.o., does not have gps on her city car that she takes home, and works a 4-5 hour day but expects the working blue shirts to produce? here is a hint she came from 009 where they had a party when she left and was clouted into?? This is the 3 point shot 2 seconds left in the game who could it be batman who?

11/14/2008 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Ghost of Mike Royko said...

Has anybody taken a good look at Mayor Daley lately? He looks like a piss bum from the old Skid Row Days on Madison Street.

The Mayor has physically aged 20 years in the last 5 years, hair uncombed, half ass shaved job and clothes all frumpled.

When a reporter asks Hizzzzoner a question, the Mayor starts laughing and answers with crap that doesn't have anything to do with the question.

The Mayor is starting to remind me of that mafia guy known for wandering the streets in a bathrobe mumbling to himself, Vincent Gigante.

The next thing your going to see is Mayor Daley hawking Streetwise newspapers in front of City Hall.

11/14/2008 06:19:00 AM

Typical souff side irish.

11/14/2008 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to wonder who's son-in-law owns the company installing this shit?

11/14/2008 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have heard the Sup at graduation yesterday. Something like he met with heads of other depts, they are amazed at the advances in technology that we have. WHAT? Every suburban car I have ever seen has way better equipment that works. While he addressed the new officers he also said over and over again about how to be careful off duty. You are held to a higher standard. BLAH BLAH BLAH

11/14/2008 04:07:00 AM

That's why J-fed is a buffoon! He talks like a paper asshole and thinks we are all so stupid and believe his BS! He is just like the politicians that say things that aren't true to attempt to get people on their side. Everyone knows how behind we are. We have no equipment in the field and the equipment we do have is junk and so outdated. The computer system is usually malfunctioning and our vehicles are a JOKE! We have shotguns but can't use them(even though we go to shotgun training every year) The burbs are light years ahead of us and we know it J-Fed so go tell your lies somewhere else!

11/14/2008 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband is Local 134 and has worked at Block 37 (which is REALLY screwed up... they ended up putting up a brick wall to close off the underground train tracks because they were put in wrong so they arent going to use them... plus they planned on having an express train to O'Hare, but only have 1 set of tracks and they didn't realize til it was done that locals AND express can't run on the same track... Express is going to catch up with the locals...) I'm sure he'd LOVE to go work on cars... He's already used to dealing with screwed up projects!!

11/14/2008 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you need is the heater and air conditioning! Who cares about all this other jibberish? Oh, yes the cell phone too!

11/14/2008 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: What's going on with the Dog Fighting Team. I heard Sgt D got dumped.

11/14/2008 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats with the CTA special cars having PDT's in them that you can't long on to???? Talk about a waste. Hardly any cars in the district have computers in them and these cars have computers that nobody can use. Not shocking.

11/14/2008 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My car has all of these problems too, Funny that were in a full blown recession/depression and the city is broke! Hmmmmmn, But they have money to micro-manage us and frivolously blow tax payers money constantly! I just dont understand where the common sense is.

11/14/2008 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City has long had a reputation for jumping on the "technology" train after it has long left the station. Buying outdated equipment and hawking it as "new" is something that's been going on for years. The men and women in blue go way beyond the call of duty and perform with dignity risking their lives using outdated equipment, a public that for the most part hates them and a Hierarchy that lets them know day in and day out that they are expendable, AND a useless Union.
Retired but still dam proud to be BLUE!

11/14/2008 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Det. Shaved Longcock said...
Ironic how the unions and the Chicago mob originally helped Daley get elected to Mayor and now... OVER THE TOP AND WAY OUT OF LINE OFFICER!

11/14/2008 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its fun to see the non union GPS installers crews working out in the rain and cold trying to get those pesky GPS things installed, before it really gets freaking miserable with cold and snow blowing, gee if they were only union guys, they could be in a nice warm garage....

11/14/2008 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>>Ironic how the unions and the Chicago mob originally helped Daley get elected to Mayor and now the Mayor basically tells the unions to FU&K OFF now that he doesn't need their help to keep getting re-elected. As for the Chicago mob, I don't think the Mayor is cutting their budget windfall from the City.

The Mayor is old enough to remember what happened to John and Bobby Kennedy after the Chicago mob helped John Kennedy get elected as US President. After the mob put Kennedy in as president, Bobby Kennedy turned on the outfit/mob as USAG. Well, we all know what happened to both John and Bobby. I am sure the Mayor remembers that, quite well.

11/14/2008 03:56:00 AM<<<

I remember WORKING MAN'S CLOUT.

Does the Mayor also remember
........ANTON CERMAK?

11/14/2008 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we still have these useless motor maint. guys? How about "Jiffy lube" for oil changes? Those city guys take weeks on an oil change, so why not privatize them too? Ever go to area 3 garage? They all go to lunch at the same time, there seems to be lots of idel workers there.

11/14/2008 12:00:00 PM
_________________________________
Get a better timepiece. Average oil change at A/3 is about 30-35minutes. What are you doing, trying to convince your sergeant you were gone all day because of Motor Maintenance?

And, remember, before it was privatized, the CPD guys took lunches, too.

P.S. The word is "idle", not idel.

11/14/2008 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We already have old outdated batteries to begin with, plus the cold temps and now gps. Coppers are going to be finding themselves stranded everywhere. Hope the public is ready for longer response times on top of the everyday backlog wait time since we have no manpower.

11/14/2008 12:51:00 PM"


Deep cycle, marine batteries could solve this problem.

If only there were some connected contractor available to charge 10+ times the actual cost......

11/14/2008 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Ticket writers were put in at area 2 garage when the cameras were installed. The software and printers for ticket writers were put in by PO from data systems.
GPS installed by non-union company because, the city garage said they could do the job but, would not be finished with the entire fleet until late 2010! Non-union takes 1 week per district!
Now you know.

11/14/2008 05:34:00 AM
________________________________

That's because the City wanted Motor Maintenance to do it with NO extra bodies, kind of like the way they want us to do more and more, but with fewer people.

This company came in with a bunch of people dedicated to just the one project. Big difference.

11/14/2008 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The next thing your going to see is Mayor Daley hawking Streetwise newspapers in front of City Hall.

11/14/2008 06:19:00 AM"


Even Streetwise wouldn't hire him.

11/14/2008 12:22:00 PM
__________________________________
Streetwise is no longer a newspaper. It's now a magazine. And, no; they wouldn't hire that unkempt, unprepared, inept slob.

11/14/2008 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were installing the GPS at the academy to some of the cars in the parking lot???

11/14/2008 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHO IS CUTTING SEATBELTS? Rear seatbelts were cut from a car in 023. Check your car before and after your tour. Car had been at A/3 for a month. Now the boss want heads to roll.

11/14/2008 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its only going to get worse. There was a meeting at the Academy yesterday with all exempts. Expect to do still more with less. Guess who all the bosses blame for the high Homicide rate? You guys on the beat cars! You are not making enough stops and not doing enough proactive Police Work. They don't care morale is low. The D/Cs were told to put pressure on the W/Cs to get people to be proactive.

All you blue shirts pushing a beat car be prepared to get fu$ked with. The Bosses are not taking the blame, you will be.

11/14/2008 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT- Woman in charge of the 2012 London Olympics admits if she could do it all over again that they would not have pursued the Olympics.

11/14/2008 01:11:00 AM

/////////////////////////

tru dat. last Sunday's paper had an article that London is having problems, big problems with money.

11/14/2008 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REGARDING CUTTING THE WIRE. REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED WHEN MEL GIBSON CUT THE BLUE WIRE IN "LETHAL WEAPON"/ KABOMB

11/14/2008 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
THE FN STREET POLICE NEED SOME HELP!!!!!!!!

FIRST, THERE'S SO MANY FUCKN UNMARKED CARS WITHOUT LED LIGHTS. HOW THE FCK CAN YOU GET TO THE SCENE WITHOUT GETTING T-BONED?

POOL CARS INCLUDED!!!!! BECAUSE IT SEEMS THATS WHAT WERE IN MOST OF THE FCKN TIME!!!!

SECOND, WHY CAN'T THE FUCKS MAKING THESE DECISIONS ON EQUIPMENT GET THE MECHANICS TO GET THE SIMPLE THINGS RIGHT? LIKE THE LIGHTER. WINDOW SWITCH. DOOR PANELS. MOUNTING THE SPARE TIRE CORRECTLY. SEATS (WITHOUT HOLES) SEAT-BELTS THAT ACTUALLY WORK AND RETRACT.... ETC

OH WHAT THE FCK...NEVER MIND THE ABOVE.
IT'S WISHFUL THINKING...

LET 35TH ST. HAVE FUN ADDING ALL THE USELESS CRAP ON THESE CARS!

11/14/2008 01:37:00 PM

Listen here junior, you should have been on the job when the unmarked cars only had wig wags and a siren. Its called driving carefully! No need to fly to a job unless its a copper calling for help and then you can only help if you actually make it there to the scene.

11/14/2008 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ghost of Mike Royko said...
Has anybody taken a good look at Mayor Daley lately? He looks like a piss bum from the old Skid Row Days on Madison Street.

The Mayor has physically aged 20 years in the last 5 years, hair uncombed, half ass shaved job and clothes all frumpled.

When a reporter asks Hizzzzoner a question, the Mayor starts laughing and answers with crap that doesn't have anything to do with the question.

The Mayor is starting to remind me of that mafia guy known for wandering the streets in a bathrobe mumbling to himself, Vincent Gigante.

The next thing your going to see is Mayor Daley hawking Streetwise newspapers in front of City Hall.

11/14/2008 06:19:00 AM

It's not the mayor! Its really Skippy on another covert assignment.

11/14/2008 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Technology is one thing but they can't even get us the paperwork we need. See any curfew slips around?

11/14/2008 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

missy the sad guru said...
Hi People Missy here again.

What is wrong people !!!!

I write 600 to 900 parkers a day by "Hand", yes people, by "Hand".


I call "BULLSHIT" ! !

11/14/2008 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all missing the point. The point is for the Mayor to say that we have gps, ticket writers, and cameras installed in the squad cars. There is no follow up speeches to say that any of this stuff works. Tack on another 5 million for the Bond fiasco. She is an exempt and you do take orders from her. Just simply ask for a sgt. and the first line of your arrest report should be "per Director of News Affairs..." followed by her in box 1 with court sgt. to handle "no".

11/14/2008 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Projects like these take months to plan out, Months to work out, and months to figure out the bugs but theres always some shade ball company that says it could do it in a week. HOW DO I KNOW? I WORK FOR ONE!!!

11/14/2008 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC...Newsflash! Obama Security Detail has come to an end. Sgt D.S. couldn't keep things under control. Special Employment set to take it over from Detached Services someting in the near future.

11/14/2008 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't kid yourselves regarding the GPS software. I can log in from home and watch the exact location of every GPS equipped car with only a few second delay from real time. It's real.

11/14/2008 07:34:00 AM

*****************************************************

BULLSHIT ! IT'S NOT HOOKED UP TO RECEIVE ANY SIGNALS. THIS IS A FACT. DON'T BUY INTO STUFF YOU HEAR AND KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.

11/14/2008 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
You should have heard the Sup at graduation yesterday. Something like he met with heads of other depts, they are amazed at the advances in technology that we have. WHAT? Every suburban car I have ever seen has way better equipment that works. While he addressed the new officers he also said over and over again about how to be careful off duty. You are held to a higher standard. BLAH BLAH BLAH

11/14/2008 04:07:00 AM

That's why J-fed is a buffoon! He talks like a paper asshole and thinks we are all so stupid and believe his BS! He is just like the politicians that say things that aren't true to attempt to get people on their side. Everyone knows how behind we are. We have no equipment in the field and the equipment we do have is junk and so outdated. The computer system is usually malfunctioning and our vehicles are a JOKE! We have shotguns but can't use them(even though we go to shotgun training every year) The burbs are light years ahead of us and we know it J-Fed so go tell your lies somewhere else!

11/14/2008 02:10:00 PM


The suburbs had better technology than CPD 20 years ago! They always get better software and more log in seats and more advanced LEADS capabiolities many years before Chicago "discovers" it and shouts "Eureka! We here is Chicago declare this newfangled computer stuff is the way to go!"

Suburbs had carbine years ago. There was automatic weapons used in a bank robbery years ago, most suburbs went to carbines at least 20 years ago.

This dept. is worse than Mayberry. A few units have decent weapons and passable training, so fucking what, the vast majority of this department trains themselves! Look around and see how many old worn out leather you see holding in a revolver!

Forget it, watch out for yourself, this place is not just a joke, it is a very bad joke.'

11/14/2008 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of yoose Weis bashers could benchpress like him. I bet Jody could hold 1 Paczki or 3 of yoose gen-y munchkins. Face it CPD was so F-ed that Daley wanted an outsider to unF it. 300 top managers and not one qualified to run it ??

11/14/2008 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The unions are all in bed with Daley anyways. Well the heads of unions anyways. But people keep voting democratic because they think the dems are "union guys" HAHAHAHAHAHA Yeah that has worked real well in shitcago. can Daley find another way to fuck union employees?

11/14/2008 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like when all that stuff is broke. If i have heat I'm happy!

11/14/2008 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Streetwise is no longer a newspaper. It's now a magazine. And, no; they wouldn't hire that unkempt, unprepared, inept slob.

11/14/2008 04:26:00 PM"



Geeez, even the homeless can improve themselves.

What's daley's excuse?

11/14/2008 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true SCC that the Obama detail is over because Sgt TO from 021 got caught sleeping along with her people and a security breach occurred? Tell us more? Anyone on this detail reading.

11/14/2008 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to
take everything you have. Thomas Jefferson



Thomas Jefferson was a wise man!

11/14/2008 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To "They were installing the GPS at the academy to some of the cars in the parking lot???"

Which is a great idea being that the GPS system runs through the PDT and none of the academy cars have a PDT.

11/14/2008 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cta special cars do not have pdt's moron....they are computers to log into the cta security system dumbass...cant run plates or names

11/14/2008 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BULLSHIT ! IT'S NOT HOOKED UP TO RECEIVE ANY SIGNALS. THIS IS A FACT. DON'T BUY INTO STUFF YOU HEAR AND KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.

11/14/2008 07:29:00 PM

You are way off base here. I didn't "hear" about it, I was trained to use it. Like I said originally, there are quite a few people who have a login and password that can be used on ANY computer with an internet connection. I'm trying to help people, not spread paranoia. If the car has GPS enabled, it can be tracked IN DETAIL and in real time, 24hrs a day. I can't vouch that every GPS unit is working or installed properly, but the ones that are can be easily monitored. Nothing has changed though, be ready to justify your whereabouts and you're good, same as it ever was.

11/14/2008 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't kid yourselves regarding the GPS software. I can log in from home and watch the exact location of every GPS equipped car with only a few second delay from real time. It's real.

11/14/2008 07:34:00 AM


Blow me you big bullshitter!

11/14/2008 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard of one car that was wired wrong that the GPS only works when the car is in reverse. So much for officer safety.

Gotta luv the city.

Stay safe

11/14/2008 06:09:00 AM

Heard of one car that was wired wrong that the GPS only works when the driver is taking a dump!

Gotta luv the City.

11/14/2008 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how is this for a response...cameras..no!.....ticket writers...no!.....gps...knock your socks off, watch until you fall asleep!.......enforcement/activity.......no!....we just gave the administration (CPD/City) the police department they asked for.. are you happy?

11/14/2008 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why J-fed is a buffoon! He talks like a paper asshole and thinks we are all so stupid and believe his BS! He is just like the politicians that say things that aren't true to attempt to get people on their side. Everyone knows how behind we are. We have no equipment in the field and the equipment we do have is junk and so outdated. The computer system is usually malfunctioning and our vehicles are a JOKE! We have shotguns but can't use them(even though we go to shotgun training every year) The burbs are light years ahead of us and we know it J-Fed so go tell your lies somewhere else!

11/14/2008 02:10:00 PM


He ain't lying about one thing, be careful what you do off duty. Hell, even on duty. He is here to cull the heard, the more cops he fires the less the city has to pay. I have seen this happen before, bean counters cutting people just before retirement. They will claim we have enough cops on the street but what they want is to get rid of as many of us as they can so they won't have to pay pensions, benefits,etc. Bean counters are the empty suits of this department, don't get counted.

11/14/2008 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't kid yourselves regarding the GPS software. I can log in from home and watch the exact location of every GPS equipped car with only a few second delay from real time. It's real.

Whats the web address? i'm also trained, would like to see if it is working....

11/14/2008 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of every GPS equipped car with only a few second delay from real time. It's real.

11/14/2008 07:34:00 AM.......................................oh really how???

11/14/2008 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm buying a new .50 caliber revolver Saturday, and my business is outside the city. F*ck Shortshanks.

11/14/2008 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fix and repair your wagon fleet garage guys. You wish to down a vehicle yet you have parts for it or a pool fleet. Oil change in 30 minutes? yeah right, you all to busy hiding around your shop.

11/15/2008 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Mayor,
Please stick with the Local 134 and Local 9 boys if you want your big-brother bullshit to work. I hope they haven't found my lead blanket yet

11/15/2008 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How about this, I would like to bring up a Rule 14 Violation on JFraud. I was at the graduation yesterday of the last class of PO's and he stated he was glad that the Mayor has given the city the most technological advanced department in the world!

Who do I talked to about moving forward with these charges?

11/14/2008 07:23:00 AM

Call the FOP. If he wants to push issues, COZZI for one, he should reap what he sows. Let him know what it is like to have a bullshit CR to deal with.

11/15/2008 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who wants this shit to work anyways, now when i'm told i have a pull car for the tour, it's like an x-mas gift.

11/15/2008 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Check Engine " & "Service Airbag" light came on after the GPS was installed on the Chevy I drive. Took it in for grease & oil. They kept the car because of the dash warning lights. Car got returned and "check engine" light is still on.

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

You got the Chevy...
While the car is off try pulling the switch for the lights all the way out and all the way in 3x's and turn on the car.. that should work... I'm serious it works

11/15/2008 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: What's going on with the Dog Fighting Team. I heard Sgt D got dumped.

11/14/2008 02:59:00 PM

Yeah he got a good taste of his own medicine. He dumped his original hand picked team , didnt bring back his guys who helped him
when he was ill, all because he is a vidictive psycho who was only worried about how he looked to the media, and wanted to make sure all
knew that he was the only reason the dog team did anything. Guess that didn't go too well with the boses huh? How's it taste brian?
not too good i think. enjoy 018
on afternoons!

11/15/2008 03:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you blue shirts pushing a beat car be prepared to get fu$ked with. The Bosses are not taking the blame, you will be.

11/14/2008 05:07:00 PM

You can fire the boss, these idiots can be replaced a lot more easily! But you can't fire the whole team! Just weather the bullshit storm and he or she will soon be gone!

Look to any Pro Sports Franchises for an example! BWAA HAAA!!!!

11/15/2008 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

W/c in 006 on midnights is useless. She is threatening the troops by stating if troops do not bring in more activity she will start gigging sector sgts. She states that we shouldn't get paid if we don't bring in activity lmao what about answering calls like our contract states I guess that is not working to this clueless w/c. No contract no work

11/15/2008 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those "biker" types that someone is referring to are actually work for the FBI. Thy are not sworn agents but civilian employees of a company that does contract work for the FBI. In addition to installing the GPS, they are also installing hidden audio mikes and cameras. Be very careful.

11/15/2008 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

missy the sad guru said...
Hi People Missy here again.

What is wrong people !!!!

I write 600 to 900 parkers a day by "Hand", yes people, by "Hand".


I call "BULLSHIT" ! !

11/14/2008 06:18:00 PM

DUH!

11/15/2008 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard of one car that was wired wrong that the GPS only works when the car is in reverse. So much for officer safety.

Gotta luv the city.

Stay safe

11/14/2008 06:09:00 AM

Heard of one car that was wired wrong that the GPS only works when the driver is taking a dump!

Gotta luv the City.

11/14/2008 10:56:00


One of the hillbillies installing the GPS was telling me how great it was when I told him is was horseshit.

He said they could find me if I was lying there shot. Where, on a lonely country road in Arkansas? I asked him how it would know if I were shot, blank stare. I told him my cell phone was more valuable to me in an emergency than the GPS.

The GPS is only there to fuck the PO if they need to prove you were not where you say you are.

I have taken to keeping both of the car microphones in the trunk, safe and locked in the trunk where they belong. They don't seem to be able to pick up a conversation inside the car with road noise etc. when they are safe in the trunk. No one has mentioned the lack of conversation during any of my stops. i always liked silent movies anyway.

Also, on a street stop, if the mike is left in the car, all it gets is road noise. I am not carrying that fucking thing and saying mother fucking may I out on the street. Fuck that shit.

Next I will test out a microphone in a cup of Starbucks and see how it handles a double shot espresso with extra creme and sugar. I wonder how the camera will handle a strong magnetic field, remember The Big Easy? Where there is a will there is a way.

We are short manpower, drive shit cars, have no carbines to hand out and jughead Weis spends tons of dough on dubious technology? Up his fucking Fed ass. I hope he has three years to remember during his time here.

11/15/2008 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Helicopter says---

"...in addition to GPS they are installing secret cameras and mikes..."

Yes, I am watching and listening to you. Everything you do will be monitored by me. I just wish that you wouldn't be so boring.

11/15/2008 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yes, I am watching and listening to you. Everything you do will be monitored by me. I just wish that you wouldn't be so boring.

11/15/2008 09:29:00 AM"



Only boring people can be bored.

11/15/2008 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

You are all missing the point. The point is for the Mayor to say that we have gps, ticket writers, and cameras installed in the squad cars. There is no follow up speeches to say that any of this stuff works. Tack on another 5 million for the Bond fiasco. She is an exempt and you do take orders from her. Just simply ask for a sgt. and the first line of your arrest report should be "per Director of News Affairs..." followed by her in box 1 with court sgt. to handle "no".

She can also sign complaints...

snethen

11/15/2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who wants this shit to work anyways, now when i'm told i have a pull car for the tour, it's like an x-mas gift.

Hey stupid, WTF is a "pull" car. Stay off the blog. You are only showing your stupidity!

11/15/2008 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen here junior, you should have been on the job when the unmarked cars only had wig wags and a siren. Its called driving carefully! No need to fly to a job unless its a copper calling for help and then you can only help if you actually make it there to the scene.

OMG!!!!! YOU LISTEN OLD FOLK! (YOU SOUND LIKE A DESK BITCH) NO ONE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT RACING THE SQUAD. WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU DROVE A SQUAD CAR AROUND THE STREETS?????
JUST GETTING THROUGH AN INTERSECTION IS A MOTHER FUCKR IN THE GHETTO!!! OH...PLUS, WE DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST YOU OLD FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/15/2008 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MY CAR WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO HAVE GPS INSTALLED. FUNNY BUT TRUE STORY. SOME WORKING EQUIPMENT WAS THROWN INTO THE TRUNK (LIKE THE CHICAGO BAR) AND ACCIDENTLY SPLIT THE WIRING TO THE HOCKEY PUCK. DIDN'T PAY MUCH ATTENTION BACK THEN AND IT'S STILL REMAINS THE SAME TODAY....HMMM. WONDER WHAT'S THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE SCENES. PEACE!

11/15/2008 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"W/c in 006 on midnights is useless. She is threatening the troops by stating if troops do not bring in more activity she will start gigging sector sgts. She states that we shouldn't get paid if we don't bring in activity lmao what about answering calls like our contract states I guess that is not working to this clueless w/c. No contract no work"

Don't kid yourself. She sure can "gig you" for no activity.
All of the WCs have been told to step things up, so if they're under the hot seat, so is everyone under them. It's being done in other districts already. No way can anyone justify being on the street for a whole period with no activity, so if I were you, expect to be called on it...along with your supervisor(s).

11/15/2008 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"what difference does it make if the techs are union or not?

11/14/2008 07:10:00 AM"



Hire one to work on your personal vehicle(s) and find out.

11/14/2008 12:24:00 PM
---------------------------------
as far as I know none of the mechanics that work on my personal cars have been in any union.

competance has absolutely nothing to do with union membership.

it seems really odd that there would be any wiring issues anyway. one might think that a premade harness would be used that just plugs into an existing harness.

11/15/2008 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of broken down equipment: district copy machines are a big joke,in 011 they installed a used copier that broke down (2) months after it was delivered to the station.Then what they do next: Installed a second one next to the Sgt's room which also brokedown a couple of weeks after it was delivered,but hhheeeyyyy,this is the "CITY THAT WORKS" NNNNOOOTTTT!!!!!!!!!

11/15/2008 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who wants this shit to work anyways, now when i'm told i have a pull car for the tour, it's like an x-mas gift.

11/15/2008 02:07:00 AM

It's called a "pool" car. How long you been here genious?

11/15/2008 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!! YOU LISTEN OLD FOLK! (YOU SOUND LIKE A DESK BITCH) NO ONE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT RACING THE SQUAD. WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU DROVE A SQUAD CAR AROUND THE STREETS?????
JUST GETTING THROUGH AN INTERSECTION IS A MOTHER FUCKR IN THE GHETTO!!! OH...PLUS, WE DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST YOU OLD FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/15/2008 01:15:00 PM

Years ago, the only bitches we had were walking the street. Now they have bitches wearing uniforms. Crying because traffic is bad? We accomplished more with less in the past. Now the hair gel police cannot make arrests. I work the desk and watch the bitches hide in squad cars.

11/15/2008 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this an electrical issue, or a union issue? Has the fuse been blown, which is an easy fix? If the circuitry has been fried, however, then you are screwed.


Well lets put it this way we have noticed these morons have connected the +12volts to the first live wire they find. This can include the computer, airbag system, etc. And we wonder why they go out and cause other problems with the vehicle

Fleet tech

11/15/2008 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well lets put it this way we have noticed these morons have connected the +12volts to the first live wire they find. This can include the computer, airbag system, etc. And we wonder why they go out and cause other problems with the vehicle

Fleet tech

11/15/2008 10:05:00 PM"


Yep, it's not rocket science, just basic DC current/wire size/load.

And not being either in such a rush or too lazy to read the particular vehicle's wiring diagrams.

11/15/2008 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"as far as I know none of the mechanics that work on my personal cars have been in any union.

competance has absolutely nothing to do with union membership."



As far as you know?

How far would that be?


As for there being no connection between being a union auto mechanic and a competent auto mechanic, experience and training go hand-in-hand with gaining journeyman status.

"it seems really odd that there would be any wiring issues anyway. one might think that a premade harness would be used that just plugs into an existing harness.

11/15/2008 08:30:00 PM"


It seems really odd that someone who knows little to nothing about the design, construction, maintenance and repair of automobiles would venture to form an opinion based on their obvious ignorance.

Then again, maybe it's not so odd, really.

11/15/2008 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday, The GPS folks came to my district and installed units in 7 more of our cars. Then they insisted on installing a GPS in a pool car. No particular pool car, any one would do. Why in the world are we putting GPS units in a POOL CAR??? We're 420 million $ in the hole and we're wasting money to put a GPS in a broken down wreck held together with bailing wire and duct tape. So now when this wreck collapses in the next few months we can pay the same outside vendor to remove that GPS and re-install it in another vehicle. Who has this contract and how are they wired up to city hall???

11/16/2008 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous back at ya, "genious"(sic) said...

9:08 PM

Thanks for the tip about a POOL car.

Now my turn. You misspelled GENIUS (no letter "o").

11/16/2008 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our car had GPS installed. Since then hood hasn't closed properly and when I turned on vehicle a few days later I smelled burning plastic coming from vents. Took car in to get checked out we'll see what Motor Maintenance finds.

11/16/2008 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called a "pool" car. How long you been here genious?

"genious" you mean genius. Way to go

11/16/2008 03:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I work the desk and watch the bitches hide in squad cars.

11/15/2008 10:00:00 PM"


So, you're a desk bitch, hiding behind your desk, watching squad bitches, hiding in squad cars.


That's a whole lot of bitch watching.


Do your eyes get tired?


And, if so, does that make you an eyesore?

11/16/2008 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 11/16/2008 12:19:00 AM

Maybe he was referring to someone he knows named Genious (the son of Gene and Louise, perhaps?)

11/16/2008 01:43:00 PM  

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