Monday, December 29, 2008

Daley's Miracle

The streets are cleared! All praise Daley and Picardi! They had it all planned. We just had to wait for a 60 degree day at the end of December and everything would be fine. Oh ye of little faith, you should be ashamed to doubt that our great leader wouldn't have the streets cleared in time for the New Year. On to criticizing the pothole situation:
  • The Chicago Department of Transportation also saw an uptick in reported potholes -- going from 200 to 300 reported last weekend to 500 by Christmas Eve, according to spokesman Brian Steele. CDOT has increased the number of pothole crews -- to 11 from about five.
Perhaps we should look into crooked asphalt contracting and road building? We mean, how is it that Europe can build concrete highways that last for decades and we can't seem to find a contractor that can put together a road that lasts two winters? And we won't accept the argument about "harsh" winter conditions. That's BS. Wisconsin builds better roads that Illinois does. Do they add cheese?

This is without a doubt the worst year we've seen for snow clearing and potholes in a long time. The mismanagement of the entire City and not just the Police Department, is appalling. Is there any hope?

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124 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope. No hope for Chicago

12/29/2008 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They would save millions in claims by building a decent road.

12/29/2008 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Ray "Bam Bam" Wilke said...

If Daley can fix an election, why is it so impossible he couldn't fix the weather?

12/29/2008 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPECIAL K said he can't ride is segway on the street to many pot holes.... He also stated to the suck ---'s that he is counting the pot holes and there locations to give a report to the IDOT..

If this guy put half of this energy into police work we would have the homeless shoplifting problem on canal solved.

I vote Special K go back to being Daley's suck ---.....

12/29/2008 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On zone 11 last night a sgt. from 020 asked for a salt truck to prevent another accident because of a sheet of ice and the dispatcher said the supervisor from streets and san's said no truck was available because no overtime. That's great to hear thank goodness for the weather change. Richie you lucked out.

12/29/2008 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from the linked scum times article:


"Mayor Daley said Saturday that salt is another factor in breaking open the streets.

'When it snows and freezes and melts and freezes, you get more and more salt, that opens the crevices in any piece of concrete,' said Daley. 'So we are getting more calls.'"



So, now it's the salt's fault?


It couldn't possibly be the fault of this cock sucker not spending the taxpayer's dollars on actually providing the services that the taxpayers are paying the fucking taxes for, could it?

12/29/2008 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Wisconsin has such great success with "cheese" as an additive to their road building recipe, you can bet that "Alpha Rat" Daley has given orders to omit the cheese & save it for him to split with his "Rat Partners". Ashphalt crews are a Shitcago job/$$$$ source in local goverment. If roadways were built to last longer than 1 year in Shitcago, just think of all the layoffs for Daleys soldiers !!!! Rat Daley & his gang do not want roads to last longer than a year. It's the Shitcago Way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile Rat Richie !!! you & your boys are on candid camera. Can you say "The Feds" ?

12/29/2008 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No

12/29/2008 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as asshat Daley is Da- Mayor there isnt a damn thing anybody can do about our situation. If jagballs Daley gets re-elected next time "the people" will only have themselves to blame. It essentially means they like taking it in the ass. This also applies to Stroger.

12/29/2008 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What pocket is Dickey pulling the 3.5 million bucks from to make Michigan Ave. bridge look 1920's retro? No wonder we still have no contract!

12/29/2008 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, vote for a QUALIFIED person in the next election. Vote against most of the incumbents in city, county, and national races.

12/29/2008 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you can't blame the Asphalt companies about pot holes. The city only patches those things, which is not a fix. Foundation failure and water seepages can not be fix with cold patches of asphalt. Cold patching are like bandaids a temporary fix. Pothole have to be dug out, widen, coarse aggregates should be used for foundation, followed by fine aggregates up to 7 inches from the surface. The area then must be sprayed with bituminous spray, followed by 4 inches of B.A.M., then 1 inch of binder, finished with 2 inches of surface material. You want these holes fix, who going to pay for them????

12/29/2008 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As they keep raising fees, daley keeps right on stealing for "HIS" olympic dream and we all suffer! daley and the combine are untouchable the only hope we have is a God given miracle! The miracle is Patrick Fitz indicts daley and blago so blago can STFU! The city looks like shit but then again daley gives to have the shitty flowers to the contractor friend of maggies, and old rods father in law has christy webber landscaping dick mell, keeps right on with the combined thefts! Hey Fitz could you grab dick mell and throw patti and rod in the same cell thanks!

12/29/2008 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah shut yer trap, Mikey Tadin's got a sham contractor set-up& the contracts are bein written up.
We'll make sure the patch lasts only til next year, then we's start alls over. The Dough will keep rolln in. Aint it Beyootiful?

12/29/2008 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about this....NO spare tires in Area 3. No parking book citations. Im waiting to hear...we are out of gas until next week. Nothing like setting us up to be successful?

12/29/2008 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REMEMBER THIS WINTER AT THE NEXT MAYORAL ELECTION!

Do a Bilandic to Daley!

VOTE the motherfucker out of office!

Remember at election time! Vote against Daley! If you never cast another vote in your life, vote for the other guy in the next mayoral election.

SCC, start the drumbeat now so people get the idea and remember!

12/29/2008 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you have readership and readership means VOTES!

Relentlessly remind people of the corrupt and inefficient Daley administration and please help get people to get out there and vote Daley out of office in the next Mayoral election!

12/29/2008 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mismanagement of the entire City and not just the Police Department, is appalling. Is there any hope?
__________________________________
No.

Well, maybe. If Paul Vallas or Chuck Ramsey come back and give Richie a run for his money in the next election. Otherwise, our 'mayor for life' will keep doing as he pleases (and to hell with the rest of us).

12/29/2008 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a festivus miracle!!

Now it is time for the airing of the grievances.

12/29/2008 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its starting to look like Albania around here. You can't drive anywhere without swerving and dodging enormous craters. Hopefully Bill Cellini's upcoming trial will shed some light upon Illinois paving standards.

12/29/2008 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, no.

12/29/2008 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its the salt. Salt will always mess up the street. How about just go back to brick streets? Ever notice sections where they are, are still in good shape after 100 years?

12/29/2008 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Is there any hope?"

No.

12/29/2008 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic - For all my friends in
015 and 011 Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfkAm3s7Mec

12/29/2008 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD history will record that Richard M. Daley and Jody P. Weis made 2008 the annus horribilis of our lifetimes.

2009 has to be better...I think.

12/29/2008 08:39:00 AM  
Blogger BAGHDAD BOB said...

Yes it is true, our great Mayor did arrange the heat wave; his Sicilian errand boy Picardi was sent into orbit with the payoff!

Our great Mayor loves his unclouted street cops and wishes you people a happy new year; and promises to fully fund your pensions soon(2016) from the Midway lease!

Also, the heir to the throne, Uday
Hus.., I mean Patrick also gives
Seasons Greetings!!

12/29/2008 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous TC - Not a cop said...

How come this was never mentioned?? Please let your readers know about this...

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

ANSWER...

Because it is no real big deal. Ask yourself...who cares? Just us, the police. Thing is, that is part of your job - Dude hates you, dude will do things to you. Believe it or not, a lot of shit like this goes on, you should know that from being in 6. Talk to Officers in 4,5,7,8,10,11,15,and 25. There is plenty that goes on that is not reported, cops being shot at, not just the squad car, cops getting stabbed, etc...

Remeber you signed up for this, so you should expect it. The Sun Times and Trib do not care, and let us not even mention the broadcast media....

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX



Is this true..? Does stuff like this happen and not get reported in the press/media??

TC - Not a cop

12/29/2008 08:54:00 AM  
Blogger Don Gwinn said...

You're being paranoid now, SCC. Bill Cellini over at the Asphalt Pavers Association wouldn't tolerate any shenanigans.

I think you owe Mr. Cellini and Mr. Daley an apology.

(The great thing about the internet is that you don't have to keep a straight face to do deadpan.)

12/29/2008 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The number of reports for 'pot hole' damage is up! Don't drive on N. Central over the Kennedy! ALL the state roads are a wreck. No action from the State to fix anything. MMMMMMMMMMMMM....Blago needs to go right with daley!

12/29/2008 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous north side naysayer said...

I'm just happy not to see the huge salt stacks at intersections.

I used to dread the first salt storm of the year, when the city, expecting maybe a quarter inch of snow, would have highly-paid contractors waiting at every intersection while trucks laid a base of salt on every artery and side street. My truck was salted in once, and it took me and two buddies an hour to shovel away the salt that was burying it. How much did that cost?

It was kind of charming though to see the eastern European ladies out gathering the salt for their cabbage pickling, while their children made salt-men in the front yards.

Yeah, I'd say the end of the Bilandic 'errah' has come none to soon. Maybe they can find a better balance than what we had last week, but for Christ's sake, the snow response for the last 20 years has been absolutely idiotic.

And when I was in Lombard Christmas eve, their streets were in about the same state ours were. For all the ridiculous hype mostly from tv types, the snow response was hardly the worst thing we've seen. I agree with you that the bigger issue is concrete v. asphalt. Thanks for rying to steer this towards something constructive.

12/29/2008 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the squirrel is hoarding nuts for the olympics.

12/29/2008 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit about potholes. Who gives a shit about snow removal. Who gives a shit about the homicide rate.Who gives a shit about 3500 less police on the street.Who gives a shit about what I do with all your tax dollars. I'm bringing you the Olympics which will probably be too expensive for you to see live and will inconvenience your everyday lives. Until that day comes just shut the fuck up and continue to deal with it like you always have.

ENJOY YOUR LIVES ASSHOLES.
SIGNED:
DICK DALEY

12/29/2008 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is awesome. Daley is great.

12/29/2008 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On zone 6 Sat night it was funny to hear all the calls for flat tires caused by the pot holes. I think at one point on Pulaski there were 8 cars lined up waiting for reports. THANKS DICKHEAD DALEY!

12/29/2008 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People actually believe Daley! That is the main problem! His stupid, ridiculous explanations are accepted completely! "Why would he lie" people say! He literally can get away with anything! He always finds money for other causes, never to settle contracts. With the No Strike clause we are all de-fanged! Might as well sit back and enjoy the show! Don't get yourself hurt!

12/29/2008 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe our next Mayor, Jesse Jackass Jr. will save us.

12/29/2008 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of tomorrow, we have to pump our own gas. Ok, we can do that. But, we'll be expected to take care of the oil, winshield wiper fluid, etc... Where are those Tahoes? We could waste those things in 6 months.

12/29/2008 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fewest police killed by gunfire in 50 years:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-12-28-copdeaths_N.htm

12/29/2008 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep beefing about the pot holes and you might be mapping the holes on your beat and turning in the list at the end of your tour of duty.

12/29/2008 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On zone 11 last night a sgt. from 020 asked for a salt truck to prevent another accident because of a sheet of ice and the dispatcher said the supervisor from streets and san's said no truck was available because no overtime. That's great to hear thank goodness for the weather change. Richie you lucked out.

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

true story, same thing in 008.. an off duty police officer was involved in a roll over accident at 45 and cicero where the car was flipped and p.o. trapped inside. streets were a skating rink. bt car asked for salt truck because the street was extremly dangerous to drive on and because cars were sliding almost hitting the police and fire crews on scene. oemc came over the radio and said that there is only one...yes i said one truck up in the entire city in case of an emergency....and of course it was not availible.. the p.o. was ok and not to badly hurt

12/29/2008 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless "His Honor?" and all he does for us.
The guy really "walks on water".
Friday,the citizens of Chicago were fed up.
Saturday Came, and Washed it all away.
Those Pot Holes are an industry of themselves.
Don't be surprised if you see "His Honor?" selling the contact to repair those holes to a private company.
Another great way to haul in a ton of money, and cut another group of feeders off, from feeding at the Public Water Hole.

12/29/2008 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not sure if everyone knows this yet, but the people at the gas pumps are gone effective 29 dec and the pumps are now self serve...im not lazy, but what a joke...half of the people on this job cant even work a p.d.t....including myself..that is if it even works, now i got to figure out how to enter all that sh*t into that little computer box...you better hope to the lord that you are not stuck behind me at the pumps...its gonna be a loooooongg line kids...stay safe gents

12/29/2008 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, lets see, who is responsible for fixing the potholes? Why it's Lover Boy Mike Picardi! The same jagoff that is responsible for plowing and salting of the streets. The same jagoff that was responsible for fucking up the police fleet. Replace Lover Boy Picardi and solve the problems!

12/29/2008 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this true..? Does stuff like this happen and not get reported in the press/media??

TC - Not a cop


Yes, TC, it does. Every day Police Officers are hit, kicked, spit on, shot at and more. The courts do not treat this seriously and for the most part, Police Officers don't even bother reporting it. I mean the being shot at too.

I am sure the average citizen believes this is what we get paid for. It would seem that the average jury believes it. Now ask yourself what happens when we finally get tired of it, and stop being proactive and just avoid situations where this may happen. What do you think will happen when the Police get tired of the short end of justice both in criminal and civil trials?

12/29/2008 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Mark My Words said...

Anonymous said...
REMEMBER THIS WINTER AT THE NEXT MAYORAL ELECTION!

Remember at election time! Vote against Daley!...

12/29/2008 07:16:00 AM

V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V^V
MARK MY WORDS!

Daley will never again run for public office!

He's mayor until 2011. He will then appoint himself, (or have his hand picked mayoral successor appoint him), to head the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee where he will make millions more of our taxpayer dollars disappear into his crooked little pockets.

From there, wife Maggie, brothers Bill and John, son Patrick, pals Patti & Rod Blago, Todd Strog-urkel and everyone else who has kicked money back to those same crooked little pockets, will be appointed to the Olympic Committee Board. MARK MY WORDS!

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, You're My Only Hope!!!

PLEASE PATRICK FITZGERALD!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!

STOP THE LITTLE IRISH BASTARD BEFORE HE SUCKS US ALL DRY!!!

12/29/2008 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Reverend Al said...

What's the problem? I can't see any potholes from my motor home on the beach in Padre Island Texas, so you guys must be smoking something. I'll be back in the spring to check it out.

12/29/2008 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- 025 gets another new commander; when will it end? Lopez will be gone by change day.

12/29/2008 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As of tomorrow, we have to pump our own gas. Ok, we can do that. But, we'll be expected to take care of the oil, winshield wiper fluid, etc... Where are those Tahoes? We could waste those things in 6 months.

12/29/2008 10:21:00 AM

Wait until due to lack of oil that the motors blow or well at least new motors, and mayor don't blame us we are not "mr goodwrench"!

12/29/2008 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Keep beefing about the pot holes and you might be mapping the holes on your beat and turning in the list at the end of your tour of duty.

12/29/2008 10:36:00 AM


Hey i would do that if they fixed them! just drove down 55th street east from cental looks like landmine size holes by midway on the south curb line great job richie!

12/29/2008 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about all of the new residential street lights that light up the sidewalks also. The contract was huge and now it is halted due to the expense.

12/29/2008 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the Scum- Times says in Mondays paper that it is time to get rid of all the city and state pensions because they are taking all the tax dollars and supporting patronage. Ok I guess that all of the retired CPD can go on welfare and move into the projects. Or go ala Soylent Green and just take whatever we want. Bust a drug dealer, all the cash is yours along with all his property including his girlfriend for your pension fund, 10% off the top on all tickets we write.

12/29/2008 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

CPD history will record that Richard M. Daley and Jody P. Weis made 2008 the annus horribilis of our lifetimes.
=====================
Don't you mean anus horribilis? You know, a big pain in the ass?

12/29/2008 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't mention potholes to the bosses, soon we'll have outdoor roll calls, event numbers and pothole missions. It's their way of solving a problem on the beat.

12/29/2008 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mine Fields on 433's Beat:

Avenue O 112th Street all the way to 126th Street.

130th - 131st Brainard Avenue.

135th all the way to 138th Brainard Avenue.

130th Street Steel Bridge (OMG)

130th - 106th Street Torrence Avenue.

126th - 128th Crondolet Avenue.

I'm sure I missed some (alot). Just like getting no police service, beat 433 gets nothing from city services either. This will go uncorreted until summer, watch. It will only get worse everyday that goes by. More and more drivers will get bent rims, loose hubcaps, blow out tires and damage the belly of their cars and get into accidents and the city will continue not to care.

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

The mismanagement of the entire City and not just the Police Department, is appalling. Is there any hope?
__________________________________
No.

Well, maybe. If Paul Vallas or Chuck Ramsey come back and give Richie a run for his money in the next election. Otherwise, our 'mayor for life' will keep doing as he pleases (and to hell with the rest of us).

_____________________________

Ramsey? Nobody in this city who wasn't on the job 8 years ago even knows who the CAPS Man is. Keep smokin dat caine fool.

12/29/2008 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until the water main breaks start to pile up. There are two within a half mile of my house that I've been calling in for over a week. They just put barriers up around them but no repair. Every day they get bigger and bigger.

12/29/2008 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz, get Daley the Buffoon soon, please. Where's Daley hiding all his kickback money? Why don't ya check out the funneling of money to his Ireland connections? Mob? Come on now, its only been goin on for about 6 decades now, since ole man Daley ran da show. Dee's lads is all teefs, fer shore..........

12/29/2008 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No parking book citations.....


Wow

12/29/2008 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kidnapping gone wrong.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/12/29/dnt.md.robbery.stopped.wjla

12/29/2008 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley could get ZERO votes in the next election and he would still win! Its the Chicago way!

12/29/2008 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep beefing about the pot holes and you might be mapping the holes on your beat and turning in the list at the end of your tour of duty.

12/29/2008 10:36:00 AM

Wouldn't be the first time. They had CFD on "pothole patrol" a few years ago.

12/29/2008 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're going to blame all this on Streets and San in the Spring.

He's going to say they can't handle the snow removal/salting job at a reasonable cost and try to privatize it.

Watch for another Streets & San "expose" by media stooges and lackies to lay the groundwork for him.

12/29/2008 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city looks like shit but then again daley gives to have the shitty flowers to the contractor friend of maggies, and old rods father in law has christy webber landscaping dick mell, keeps right on with the combined thefts!...
12/29/2008 06:41:00 AM

At least Christy Webber gives a 10%discount to cops and firefighters at her new place on Grand Avenue -- Grand Avenue Gardens. Makes up for the excessive sales tax. :-)

12/29/2008 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't expect the snow to melt and reveal the pot holes. City wanted them hid until spring.

12/29/2008 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did somseone a little ways back
ask "what are we paying taxes for"?
We pay taxes so Daley could give money to his boyfriends.

Where were you bon anyway?

12/29/2008 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous NYPD CompStat (12/21) said...

2008 NYPD HOMICIDES as of 12/21

The NYPD CompStat reports 501 homicides through December 21 with no updates available. By borough:

Brooklyn (N+S) 201
The Bronx 129
Queens (N+S) 91
Manhattan (N+S) 60
Staten Island 20

NYPD TOTAL 501

Highest Total by Pct.:
73 (Bklyn) 26
44 (Bx) 20
77 (Bklyn) 18
67 (Bklyn) 17
71, 75 + 81 (Bklyn) 16 (Tied)
47 (Bx) 15
40, 42 + 46 (Bx) 14 (tied)

12/29/2008 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing Daly hates more than coppers are people who tell jokes!

12/29/2008 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good, we'll count potholes, and log em, Hold me down on pothole reports , can't give any time to patrolling and keepin the gang bangers and dope slingers, robbers, burglars, thieves, Hoes, etc in check today. No time to keep the citizens safe by patrollin around, too busy on non-police errands today Squad. 19-P [PotHole]

12/29/2008 05:31:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

It's ironic that when I lived in FL, they would pave once & didn"t have to do it again. This is in a climate that's 90 degree weather w/ 90% humidity.

But then again, maybe Daley plans on "selling" our streets to use for the winter Olympics: figure skating, luge, downhill skiing, etc.

12/29/2008 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this true..? Does stuff like this happen and not get reported in the press/media??

TC - Not a cop

12/29/2008 08:54:00 AM
_______________________________
You get the benefit of the doubt. I'm sure you've never read the blog before today.

'cuz if you HAD, you'd have read about the rioting on the west side after Obama won. You'd have read about how the media didn't report the window shot out of the squad car, with two officers in it. You'd have read about the boss who drove his squad car into fresh cement. You'd have read about the judge who routinely drove his car into the useless planter boxes on State Street and had to be driven home by the police time after time.

But, we'll give you the benefit of the doubt. YES, THIS STUFF HAPPENS ALL THE TIME AND DOESN'T GET REPORTED BY THE MEDIA.

12/29/2008 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Telling it like it is. Real Talk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvQPUiCU2bQ&feature=channel_page

12/29/2008 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous LAPD CompStat said...

As of 12/20, the LAPD reported only 362 homicides for 2008. In order, highest totals by Division (Dist./Pct.):

Southeast (46), 77th St. (43), Newton St. (38), Southwest (32), Rampart and Northeast (25 Tie), Wilshire (22).

12/29/2008 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, no hope for this fuckin Chicago. Fuck that asshole mayor daley, he's the worst mayor and has all these assholes fooled. I am not including police officers as assholes, just all the other assholes in this fucked up city.

Hey SCC, I hope you win that best police blog thing, you deserve to.
You are the most well written/well spoken professional at this and you have my vote.

Not a cop.

12/29/2008 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Al Sharpton use his "National Action Network" to investigate why black males shoot black males?

12/29/2008 05:58:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Maybe they should use cheese to fix the roadways. Cheese always bind me up.

More brie, please!

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

12/29/2008 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a miracle in the truest sense:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2008/12/29/nr.911.xmas.cnn

Thanks to these dispatchers, a chicago child had a Christmas. Question is, will their kindness be re-paid by CR numbers and the loss of their jobs?

Ya know, J-Fed and Shortshanks can't have kindness running anywhere in their department because it will ruin their reputations as hard dictators who don't give a shit! To the dispatchers...you guys have big hearts. Thanks for caring about a citizen like you did!

12/29/2008 06:29:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

HOMICIDES BY RADIO ZONE (CPD + NYPD COMBINED)

Of the 101 combined precincts/districts covered by 48 radio zones in the NYPD (35Z/76P) and CPD (13Z/25D), based on homicide totals, it appears that the West Side's Zone 10 (Dists. 011 and 010) has the dubious distinction of arguably being "the most violent police radio channel" in the nation.

Using identical criteria, NYPD's most violent channel is Zone 22 which includes Brooklyn's 73rd (Brownsville) and 75th (East New York) Precincts.

12/29/2008 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny story... that night that we saw all that ice, i spoke with a city plow driver who told me that they were only operating at 25 percent of full staff, so what happened to everybody else??? oh yea, being the day after christmas when all those forced furlough days were to be taken did he have to pay those that worked time and a half because they had to be bought back???


022

12/29/2008 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like to know where Tommy the Thumb got his Civil Engineering Degree in order to be Head of CDOT?
I know he has a Phd in being a Bagman hide the bodies extrordinaire bully. Then again when did qualifications account for anything to be the head of a City Department. He's just another in the long line of people sucking off the Police Pension while collecting another City Paycheck. There's a news story if the Media gave a damn.

12/29/2008 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Who is responsible for the security and parking enforcment in the District/Area parking lots?

Why it is the Disrict commander of course!

Take alook at the 005th Dist/Area 2parking lot. Now keep in mind that the building is stuffed beyond it's designed capacity by a least 20%.

Now the lots are clearly marked that they are for police and court personel only, signs posted at every enterance.

Come to the lot on any week day, but get there early! We have people parking 4 and 5 cars in the lot then getting picked up by vans for the ride downtown to jobs that have nothing to do with Police or court business.

We have a private security company that uses our lot to park thier fleet of security cars (each car taking up TWO spots so they dont get scratched). Then they pick up the security car (fake marked police car) and park thier personal car in it's spot again taking up two spots. Now looking at thier perosnal cars, with no City Stickers and expired plates!

How about some TICKETS and TOWS?

Or maybe this is a favor for a side job (pay to play) you know the Chicago way.

There is a white Toyota Preis paked in the front lot that has not moved in three months. There are numerous cars in the rear lot that have also been parked there for months. Offenders cars that never got towed employee's cars that just stopped running, whatever that case may be.

Now I wont even get into the idiot that plowed the lot after the last big snow and just plowed and buried every car including the squad cars. Some of which could not be used until after the big thaw.

You would think that after all of thefts we had in the lot incuding the theft of numerous M PLATES off of the police vehicles parked in the lot. The person who is responsible would take some action.

NOT!

Remenber in the early sping when they had the big chase and Police shooting with the guys in the Crown Vic driving around with stolen M PLATES form area 2 playing Police.

Now if you work 3rd or 1st watch when is the last time you have seen the lights on in the lot? Maybe 5 or 6 years ago, Maybe???

Hello D/C, get off your dead ass and do your job!

12/29/2008 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"obi Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope"

12/29/2008 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fixing up the bridges may be a way to prepare them to hopefully get a better price when they sell them.

12/29/2008 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason we fdon't buid roads is two-fold:

1) Cost- a contractor could bid the job out and do as is done in Europe but would never get teh contract, the lowest bidder wins, and it's not going to get done that way for sure, it will be status quo.
2)Jobs- if it keeps breaking down you have to fix it, hence, it keeps people employed, which is what they want.

12/29/2008 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Franz Kafka said...

Through metamorphosis, you must change Richard M. Daley into a giant insect. Then with a mighty swing of the sledgehammer...

12/29/2008 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO HOPE!
Started the day with orders to bring car for Repair, down it.
R ticket 2 days old, car dead in lot. Midnights didn't feel like calling r-man or just took a different car.
Call R-man to repair car so I can down it for repairs. It has 130,000 miles.
No Pool car. Had to down another car to pick me up.
BTW they had no spare tires at area either. For those inquiring.
Got to ride around in a Sgt's car, wow, those are nice only 30,000 miles. The computer works and no camera.
DUCKED EVERY POT HOLE IMAGINABLE ALL DAY BECAUSE WE HAVE NO SPARE TIRES!!!!
That took all of 3 hours.
Only 5 to go!...
I CAN'T WAIT TO LEAVE

12/29/2008 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
REMEMBER THIS WINTER AT THE NEXT MAYORAL ELECTION!

Do a Bilandic to Daley!

VOTE the motherfucker out of office!

Remember at election time! Vote against Daley! If you never cast another vote in your life, vote for the other guy in the next mayoral election.

SCC, start the drumbeat now so people get the idea and remember!

12/29/2008 07:16:00 AM

Who you kidding. We could not vote a bad judge out of office. We cannot vote Daley out of office. We are not that strong. Most cannot remember last week. Give it up.

12/29/2008 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the beef you got your glocks, ball caps, dikies,carbines,and now your worried about a contract.

12/29/2008 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian Murphy for mayor !!!!!!!!!!
Anyone for mayor.
Our media sucks, should have been taking pictures of the elderly on their canes and walkers trying to get down the streets in the deep narrow ruts left by the autos. Daley belongs in prison !!!!!!!!!!

12/29/2008 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:36 am: We the tax payers will pay for our streets, we pay for everything else! Try using the 74 or 84 million for a hospital (just in case ) we get the olympics. F the olympics, just a reason for Daley to put himself in a history book and just an excuse for a bunch of foreigners to melt into the fabric of Chicago and never leave.

12/29/2008 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Tommy (Chicago Clout)Byrne on the news today. Merit-Political hack while in the Police Department and now the Commissioner of roads. God is this City corrupt!!!!

12/29/2008 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Keep beefing about the pot holes and you might be mapping the holes on your beat and turning in the list at the end of your tour of duty.

12/29/2008 10:36:00 AM"



Instead of answering calls for service?

Excellent.

12/29/2008 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""Keep beefing about the pot holes and you might be mapping the holes on your beat and turning in the list at the end of your tour of duty""

NAH, they will pay someone to look over the GPS records. Everytime you swerved they will take down those coordinates and put them in a pothole database. See? the technology is good for something.

12/29/2008 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's the same parking issue in 022. We get commuters parking in the FREE Chicago Police Lot!! After the latest storm and our lot not being plowed, we had nowhere to put our personal cars because all the commuters were parked there, even a beatoff with INDIANA plates was prked there. Time for the tickets & tows!!!

12/29/2008 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous ZONE 10 RADIO said...

NA NA NA NAH NA NAH!

WE'RE THE MURDER ZONE!

12/29/2008 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, does Siberia have a pothole problem?

12/29/2008 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the Scum- Times says in Mondays paper that it is time to get rid of all the city and state pensions because they are taking all the tax dollars and supporting patronage. Ok I guess that all of the retired CPD can go on welfare and move into the projects. Or go ala Soylent Green and just take whatever we want. Bust a drug dealer, all the cash is yours along with all his property including his girlfriend for your pension fund, 10% off the top on all tickets we write.

12/29/2008 11:59:00 AM

Unfortunately we will see the end of pensions in about the next ten years. It will apply to new hires only. We are grandfathered in by state law. The waste that goes on in government now is unreal.

There are 15 people on the Illinois Tollway authority making more than $100,000 a year. What a joke and a half! Look what a suburban teacher makes and the ridiculous salaries of administrators in that field. It all is coming to a head.

Or..... you can raise taxes and keep it all going for a little while longer. Now that's the American Way!

12/29/2008 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember at election time! Vote against Daley! If you never cast another vote in your life, vote for the other guy in the next mayoral election.

SCC, start the drumbeat now so people get the idea and remember!

12/29/2008 07:16:00 AM

The problem is getting someone to run against Daley and isn't gotten rid of. Daley found Valas a high paying job when he was to run against Daley,remember?

12/29/2008 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the horror stories that will come out when this ''dick'' is gone. the guy really doesnt give a rats ass.the problem is too many people keep on drinking the koolaid and have the blinders on.i do find it funny listening to people act shocked about little dicks antics

12/29/2008 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how bout all the shitheads that park in the 015th dist lot. Some things won't change.

12/29/2008 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The potHOLES ain't shit compared to the elected assHOLES we must suffer in this city.

12/29/2008 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Missy 018 district/Parking ticket GURU said...

Hi people, Missy here again.

To this pesson who said "Saw Tommy (Chicago Clout)Byrne on the news today."

My Uncle Tom (Rtd) works for the mayor only because he loves our city. He is not paid very much for the 80 plus hours he works a week.

The mayor is spending a few million to make the Michigan ave bridge woderful again, like it was in 1920.

Those anything our great mayor has done make you people happy? Most of you people on this blog are lucky to have a job working for the mayor. I can say for a fact, most of you slugs are over-paid.

You want a contract people, go work for "Great America", they are hiring !!! You people just want our poor mayor to drop. He is always working for the betterment of this city and yes people, you SLUGS o.t.j.

Our beloved mayor cannot plant a flower withour you babies crying. It is all about "YOU" people, you care nothing about our dear mayor or this city.

When was the last time you worked a full 8 hours people-SLUGS?

I am on my feet 9 hhours a day writing parkers for our beloved mayor. Ira, my former ACLU husband (Yes, we made up) said it. Fire all you slugs and hire a private security agancy that the mayor will find pleasing to him.

Well people, take care and be safe.
Missy 018 district
(Parking ticket guru)

12/29/2008 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is running against Daley?????

Any decent INDEPENDENT or GOP???

Please God, send us someone who can save us.

12/29/2008 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like to know where Tommy the Thumb got his Civil Engineering Degree in order to be Head of CDOT?
??????????????????????????????

He doesn't. It'd the Daley way of running things. How about Huberman running the CTA? Where was this x-cop, ex-city-hall worker's expertise? None. Where is J-Fed's expertise in running the CPD? Please, he's an ex-fed, never did 8 hours in a squad car. None.
This is the Daley way of running the city.

12/29/2008 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks' "brainstorm" of hiring J-Fed as top cop has been a resounding success. NOT!

Beat Daley to his scapegoat punch and get the fuck out of town, Weis!

12/29/2008 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, maybe. If Paul Vallas or Chuck Ramsey come back and give Richie a run for his money in the next election. Otherwise, our 'mayor for life' will keep doing as he pleases (and to hell with the rest of us).
________
Ramsey? Nobody in this city who wasn't on the job 8 years ago even knows who the CAPS Man is. Keep smokin dat caine fool.

12/29/2008 12:50:00 PM
________________________________
Well, he scared Daley enough to push him out of town, instead of giving him superintendent. And he told the man it was because his ideas were too radical (all subsequently implemented by Hilliard). He told another boss it was because he thought Ramsey would use supe as his springboard to running for mayor.

But you keep smoking YOUR shit and go live in denial. All Ramsey's been doing the last few years is strengthening his resume. Come to think of it, so has Vallas.

12/29/2008 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous "SUPER GHOUL POOL" said...

How can two bucks win you ten grand plus?

How about a "SUPER GHOUL POOL"? Take the 101 districts or precincts that make up the CPD (25) and NYPD (76). Based on before and after the stroke of midnight (local time) gives you 10,201 possible combinations (101 x 101 = $10,201).

By confining it to just Chicago, you only have 625 combinations.

Make blind draws from two separate hats (last of 2008 and first of 2009).

If you draw the 44 in the Bronx for the last of 2008 and 011 for the first of 2009, you're looking good.

Meanwhile, the CPD and NYPD are running to a plus 500 photo finish for midnight tomorrow. Side bets on which city gets "the murder crown" for 2008? Barring a massacre, it's going to be thisclose.

12/30/2008 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Give it up.

12/29/2008 09:10:00 PM"



Pussy.

12/30/2008 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Through metamorphosis, you must change Richard M. Daley into a giant insect. Then with a mighty swing of the sledgehammer...

12/29/2008 08:43:00 PM"



Been there, done that.


Then the fucking alarm clock woke me.

12/30/2008 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about this....NO spare tires in Area 3. No parking book citations. Im waiting to hear...we are out of gas until next week. Nothing like setting us up to be successful?

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

No spare tires?

"Squad, they are downing my car because of no spare tires. I need a ride back to the station."

No parking citations?

"Gee Sarge, you are counseling me because of my lack of parkers? How can I write 'em if I can't get a book?"

No gas?

Let's see......newspaper, portable radio, laptop computer. I'm all set!

12/30/2008 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep beefing about the pot holes and you might be mapping the holes on your beat and turning in the list at the end of your tour of duty.
-----------------------------------

Fine by me.

"Squad, hold me down on a Pot Hole Mission."

"No Squad, I'm still on my Pot Hole Mission. What? Yes I know I've been on it for over 2 hours but I need to get an accurate count for the Watch Commander."

"Squad, take me off my Pot Hole Mission that I have been on for the last 4 hrs and give me lunch."

Works for me.

12/30/2008 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of waiting for the next general election, why not start a move with everyone to have a recall election for the mayor and city council? There are plenty of people who would support the recall.

12/30/2008 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason we fdon't buid roads is two-fold:

1) Cost- a contractor could bid the job out and do as is done in Europe but would never get teh contract, the lowest bidder wins, and it's not going to get done that way for sure, it will be status quo.
2)Jobs- if it keeps breaking down you have to fix it, hence, it keeps people employed, which is what they want.

I never understood the logic behind it keeps people employed. As long as there are streets that need to be torn up and redone ,there will be jobs. It is not like all the streets would be rebuilt overnight or even in 1 or 2years. Sure it will cost plenty of money and be an inconvenience, it would be better than large potholes every year. if done properly the streets can be repaired.
Let us not rollover and accept the status quo. We must do what is right and not care about loyalty ,what powerful people and those close to us may think of our actions.

12/30/2008 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic...the car situation is an absolute fucking joke. You cant even down an unmarked car because they have no replacement. Look at the board in any Tac office, its all pool cars or cars that were downed with no replacement. There are no tires...no batteries...no computers. What the fuck is going on with this department??? If you do get a replacement pool car, its usually to unsafe to drive. One team got a pool with no fucking heat!!

12/30/2008 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . All Ramsey's been doing the last few years is strengthening his resume. . .
12/29/2008 11:45:00 PM
#################################
And keeping his girlfriend and her protege Ron Huberman employed!

12/30/2008 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPECIAL K said he can't ride is segway on the street to many pot holes.... He also stated to the suck ---'s that he is counting the pot holes and there locations to give a report to the IDOT..

If this guy put half of this energy into police work we would have the homeless shoplifting problem on canal solved.

I vote Special K go back to being Daley's suck ---.....

12/29/2008 02:08:00 AM


I over heard Special K saying he is keeping a log on the potholes he wants to put more personal on the job wants them driving around on segway and to start compiling a report for him at the end of the shift he said it causes hazards’ for him to speed around trying to get to those dist and person down calls

12/30/2008 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this true..? Does stuff like this happen and not get reported in the press/media??

TC - Not a cop


Yes, TC, it does. Every day Police Officers are hit, kicked, spit on, shot at and more. The courts do not treat this seriously and for the most part, Police Officers don't even bother reporting it. I mean the being shot at too.

I am sure the average citizen believes this is what we get paid for. It would seem that the average jury believes it. Now ask yourself what happens when we finally get tired of it, and stop being proactive and just avoid situations where this may happen. What do you think will happen when the Police get tired of the short end of justice both in criminal and civil trials?

12/29/2008 11:11:00 AM

I do not believe you get paid for any of that! I want my police department led by Sean Connery and go back to the ass whoopin days of the fifties and sixties.

----an average citizen.

12/30/2008 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey, does Siberia have a pothole problem?

12/29/2008 10:32:00 PM

In Siberia, problems have potholes-----Yakov Smirnoff Jr

12/30/2008 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REMEMBER THIS WINTER AT THE NEXT MAYORAL ELECTION!

Do a Bilandic to Daley!

VOTE the motherfucker out of office!

Remember at election time! Vote against Daley! If you never cast another vote in your life, vote for the other guy in the next mayoral election.

SCC, start the drumbeat now so people get the idea and remember!

12/29/2008 07:16:00 AM



And vote for whom? Who in the fuck is a decent canidate? Any halfway decent person that could stand up against Daley was moved elsewhere years ago way, way before he became a political threat!

12/31/2008 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous "F" Troop said...

Now if you work 3rd or 1st watch when is the last time you have seen the lights on in the lot? Maybe 5 or 6 years ago, Maybe???

Hello D/C, get off your dead ass and do your job!

12/29/2008 06:46:00 PM

Tooo fucking lazy to go behind the desk and get a ticket bookor tow report, I see!!!

This is part of the problem today. Too many want to bitch and whine, and not many want to "do"!

12/31/2008 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- 025 gets another new commander; when will it end? Lopez will be gone by change day.

#################################

BY GOLLY! That ol'place does more tricks than a run down whore on pay day.

12/31/2008 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not believe you get paid for any of that! I want my police department led by Sean Connery and go back to the ass whoopin days of the fifties and sixties.

There is no way Sean Connery would leave his job of doing telephone blackjack at 1-800-555-TELL. Call this number and choose blackjack at the main menu to hear what i mean.

12/31/2008 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And vote for whom? Who in the fuck is a decent canidate? Any halfway decent person that could stand up against Daley was moved elsewhere years ago way, way before he became a political threat!

12/31/2008 12:47:00 AM"



Blue Party ticket.

12/31/2008 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off topic...the car situation is an absolute fucking joke. You cant even down an unmarked car because they have no replacement. Look at the board in any Tac office, its all pool cars or cars that were downed with no replacement. There are no tires...no batteries...no computers. What the fuck is going on with this department??? If you do get a replacement pool car, its usually to unsafe to drive. One team got a pool with no fucking heat!!

12/30/2008 02:03:00 PM

No heat and you took it out? genius!

12/31/2008 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now ask yourself what happens when we finally get tired of it, and stop being proactive and just avoid situations where this may happen."

Transfer to A/3???

1/01/2009 12:32:00 PM  

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