Monday, January 26, 2009

All Kidding Aside

Just for a few seconds:
  • What if this kid wasn't a kid with a desire to play cops and robbers?
Numerous commentators have stated "what if he had a gun?" "What if he had a bomb?" "What if he was part of an organized effort, like Mumbai or a gang initiation?" And the answer is simple:
  • We'd be fucked
Station security is a joke and has been for years. Doors that don't open. Doors that stay open. Sally-ports that don't function. Lockup doors that don't lock. Civilians with no ID running around. Homeless encampments racked with how many strains of TB, Hepatitis and all manner of virus, germ and EPA Biohazard Superfund potential.

This kid identified an "egregious" flaw? Not at all. This kid exploited an egregious flaw that's been in place for years.

Do you know what we saw today? We saw J-Fed make the smartest move he's made to date. He stayed away from the press conference. And do you know why he was right to do so? Because these flaws, these shortcomings, these "egregious" and monumental lapses in building security were in place long before J-Fed got here. Decades in some cases.

So expect some knee jerk reaction that doesn't involve spending any of the mayor's precious Olympic bribe money. Doors will not be fixed. Metal detectors will not be installed. Security checkpoints within a building will not be manned. Felons who work for various housekeeping outfits will continue to empty unshredded documents with names, star numbers and criminal histories. Homeless persons will continue to camp out in lobbies spreading plague, Ebola and hemorrhagic fever.

Stand up inspections will cure everything along with a healthy dose of Big Bird. Pucker up boys and girls.

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274 Comments:

Anonymous SRT said...

Yes,all kidding aside most if not all CPD buildings are poorly secured. H/Q has kids looking at IDs and people working the desk at the districts dont want to get a gold star surprise if they challenge someone's creds.Sadly it takes embarassment in order for this to be in the spotlight.

1/26/2009 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed, SCC. Agreed. We'll all have to wear our little nametags and our holsters will be checked for actual guns and life will go on as usual.

Because, in order for this department to continue to function, it has to be that way. Imagine if they actually implemented real security; we'd slow from a crawl to an honest to god standstill.

1/26/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Department will change over night. Several new orders have been written within the last 24 hours. The CPD may never recover. Daley has stated that if we dont get the Olympics the CPD will feel his wrath!!!!!!

1/26/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROLL CALSS WON'T CUT IT. THE 14 YR OLD WOULD OF NOT ANSWERED UP, AND WENT OUT AND GRABBED A RADIO AND KEYS.

1/26/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody Weis has been impersonating a police officer for close to a year now and nothing has been said yet.- From the Comments at this link...

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/01/14-year-old-boy-impersonates-chicago-cop.html

Just too funny.

1/26/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait till the in- car- camera and station cameras video hits U-tube!!!!!!!!

1/26/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts are this:
If you're still young enough, say maybe less than 5 years on and around 30, get the heck out of chicago and off this dept.
Looking back i thought i was too old to start over or was too set in my ways and i got stuck here.
Try moving to a city that appreciates its police. Maybe try going federal. Somewhere that will actually have a pension to pay you when you retire. I know CPD is a solid job, especially now in this economy, but with a few years of CPD experience you shouldn't have a problem going elsewhere for comprable pay.
I know i wish i would have gotten out while i could've.
Now i'm stuck working for citizens that hate us. Bosses that are so inept its sick. Media that does not have our backs. Mayor that refuses to give us a contract. I could go on and on....

1/26/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doens't anyone remember the illegal alien that the Feds pinched working as a janitor in one of our stations?

1/26/2009 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2nd largest police department in the United States of America...and we are the biggest mother fucking joke! In every facet of this department, common sense is not that common...top to bottom. I mean really...

Memeber of the super crime fighting new unit, gang enforcement

1/26/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kid probably saved alot of lives by pulling this stunt.

1/26/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you thought things were bad now, just wait until the new screwball policies are implemented.

1/26/2009 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Kidding Aside, nice pun SCC.

1/26/2009 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard he also asked for professional courtesy when they told him he was under arrest. The desk crew wanted to give it to him but the W/C overruled them.

1/26/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc, you knwo the exact location of every tempoary I.P. address, So did some hits originate from 10 N. State Channel 7 news? or other media outlet address today? Did this site give the story to the media? Only you know! Please share or are you affraid of giving up your hand?

1/26/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD outside units working in 015 can't even get around inside as easy as this kid did in 003!

1/26/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smell a lawsuit from mommy claiming the city put her juvenile son in harms way!

1/26/2009 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 3rd Dist 3rd W/C should've known something was amiss when the "new kid" had QUADRUPLE the amount of mover activity as anyone else in the DISTRICT let alone WATCH......

Just sayin.....

1/26/2009 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when there's no fear of the police and judicial system this is what you get.

1/26/2009 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kid should have called me first. He could have worked my shift.

1/26/2009 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amy Jacobsen needs a big break to get back in the business. I think this is her big break, that is, if she exposes this story.

1/26/2009 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody besides myself think that some of the "Bosses"(I use that term loosely) should also be charged with False Personation of Police??

This event truely shines a light on the lack of security that exists at all department facilities. Will this bring any changes? Doubtful.

I find it hard to believe that this kid purchased uniforms at any uniform store. More believable is that this kid STOLE uniforms from a locker room while engaged in his Explorer activities.

This event would be a great sub-plot in a novel sort-of Clancy-ish ie Teeth of the Tiger.

We are so screwed if a real foriegn or domestic terrorist attach happens in this city.

Email from Copper friends in Hawaii, Florida and Arizona have sent laughs and questioning whether the leadership is competent, and if facility security exists at any level.

Gonna make some popcorn cause this is gonna get real good. I expect all sorts of new proceedures from roll call to proximity devices similiar to those used at High Security Military facilities.

Good move J-Fed, lay low till ShortShanks tells you what your going to do. If the heat disapates from this and the Blago proceeding your replacement by Car 47 cant be to far away. Is it your fault?? Heck NO- You walked into a situation where the deck was stacked against you from the get-go. Would have liked to see what you would have done with this Dept had Shortshanks given you a free hand to run it.

1/26/2009 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BLAGO UPDATE: Blago just compared himself to Mandela, MLK and Gandhi.

1/26/2009 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow even a 14 year old can do this job...

First, I'm embarrassed to be a Chicagoan.. With a stuttering Mayor who call our crooked Governor "Cuckoo"...

Second, I'm embarrassed to be a Chicago Police Officer.. knowing a 14 year old does more police work than most officers on this job and has more street experience than the STUPIDintendt leading us..

Third, I'm embarrassed to be a FEMALE Chicago Police Officer.. cuz the dumb biach couldn't tell he wasn't the real po-po during a full tour...

And these are the people who are running the city I live in? These are the people I have to count on when my life is in danger?

WTF!

1/26/2009 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I can pass my poodle to be a K-9 dog...

1/26/2009 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Security is a major problem in our districts... AND WE ARE THE POLICE!

*Paychecks open with our info exposed.
*Tow truck drivers entering and exiting through rear station doors without any ID.
*Furlo's posted with officers names for all to see (how many coppers got their home broken into during fulo?)..
*Unshredded confidential reports thrown out to trash..
*Easy access to locker rooms and staff washrooms from the outside..
*A previous poster brought up health concerns about homeless staying in the station with TB and hepatitis..

1/26/2009 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civilian Question:
Why can't the dept. create a central P.O. Box at headquarters for Officers to register personal cars and other attainable information by the public?

1/26/2009 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The wonder kid cop was also chewing the fat with the AOs about the "blog". So he is almost a cop.LOL

1/26/2009 04:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that just about every real police department you see has no access to the public without getting buzzed in by a police officer. And after the citizen gets buzzed in they have to speak to someone through a bullet proof window. I have seen many suburban police departments that have two to three doors to get through before accessing the work areas. With all the new police stations chicago has been building you would think in todays times they would have some type of security system for their police officers. Just a thought.

1/26/2009 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your ever at an area station the court people walk around and get miffed if question as who they are or to see their ID. Yet, try to go into that court room and while being in full uniform with vest and radio they want, no demand to see your ID. The back door is closed for security for the court while the back door to the station is open. Now that there are an extra 100 people assigned to the area gang teams how the hell do you know who’s who? Let’s not forget the area teams that take prisoners/ gang banger informants/ down stairs to their offices. Or, let them use the toilets in the police locker room! WTF. . . What has to be done or happen to get some special jagoff’s to wear their ID’s? I know Deputy that” they are YOUR PEOPLE” but there are rules even for you and yours!
Yea Right. Excuse me anyone downtown can you try to beef up station security a little! Even let’s just try to fake it and put out a fax or BOP something like you might give a shit! How about a sign requiring EVERYONE to wear their ID’s? It the broken window theory gets them to do the small stuff first! OK OK have to add them too. Are detective issued ID? Because I haven’t seen one yet!
PS GET THE STATION DOORS FIXED IT FUCKEN COLD !

SORRY, what the HELL was I thinking. . .I'm in 25!

1/26/2009 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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I figure the mayor's going to like this kid, he writes movers and works for hamburgers!

1/26/2009 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry...Ray Ray and Masters will come up with a solution to this, and it will be an addendum to the Carbine Test!

1/26/2009 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous ALLAH AKBAR! said...

CPD = INTERNATIONAL LAUGHINGSTOCK

The AP story made the Sydney Morning Herald on the other side of the planet. Al Jazeera too.

It's also being carried in Europe and throughout the world. When the actual details fully unfold, rest assured that the IOC will know about the colossal and dysfunctional governmental clusterfuck that is Daley's Chicago.

Cuckcoo Shortshanks has ordered the WEISel to "circle the wagons".
Kick back with the popcorn on this one.

If you have something this priceless and hilarious, make your first phone call to the Chicago office of the Associated Press (AP) which goes INTERNATIONAL.
Circumvent local media. They're in bed with "Cuckcoo"

AP-Chicago (312)781-0500

I phoned the AP on this gem 24 hours ago.

I'm not much for TV. However, viewers of Leno, Letterman, et al., please keep us posted on the best laughs, starting tonight.

RIO 2016!

1/26/2009 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you went to the academey on 3rd watch, 1st watch or the weekends, the place is filled with teenagers that have no business being there. Of course they aren't signed in with the desk officer because that would violate the rules of keeping it real. I don't really care about the place, but there are hundreds of firearms in the basement.

1/26/2009 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check this link out:
http://www.suntimes.com/business/currency/1397127,CST-FIN-terry26.savagearticle

1/26/2009 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say this is best thread in a long time on this site.

This is one issue we as police officers could all come together on and embarass the city beyond all belief.

Da Mayor wants the Olympics yet are police and fire facilities are in horrendous shape. The cars and equipment for the street are even worse.

Where is the undercover investigation as to how the police budget is being spent??????? We know its not on equipment or maintenance of facilities. We are short officers beyond all belief. I don't care how much OT some officers are making it doesn't cover the mass shortage of officers.

Somebody in the media do something. We as officers can only complain so long.

1/26/2009 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A/1 IS BAD, PEOPLE WALK IN ALL SIDES OF THE BUILDING UNSECURED...PEOPLE WHO WALK INTO THE LOT TO "TAKE BACK' THEIR TOWED CARS...PISS BUMS GALORE WHO STINK UP THE BUILDING LINE THE FLOORS....I KNOW ITS COLD, BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE 2 OPTIONS, GET ON THE BUS TO THE SHELTER OR GET OUT...WHY DOES A/1 CONTINUE TO LET 20-30 BODIES A NIGHT..AND NO , BURNING THE INSENSE DOESN'T HELP, NOW I SMELL JASMINE, MIXED WITH THE STENCH OF FEET AND ASS....NOT TO MENTION THE SHADY LOOKING JANITOR...OH AND THE BIG MAMAS AT THE DESK WHO SWEAR LIKE TRUCKERS ALL DAY LONG AND EAT, EAT, EAT OUR THE 1ST LINE OF DEFENSE??

1/26/2009 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Location: Olympic Stadium
CPD Command Center
Date: 19 August 2016
Time: 16:00

Can I help you?

Yea, I was sent here by the w/c from 5 to work the opening ceramony.

Ok, grab a radio and report to Sgt. Smith at the athletes entrance. What's in the backpack?

My lunch...Sgt Smith, thanks, Ill head right over.

1/26/2009 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop trying the Police Department in public. That is part of the problem with this Department. It is a terrible incident that needs to be handled amongst our Department. Refuting the facts of the case in public is only going to hurt us all. Please be sensible.

1/26/2009 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That kid should be on BIS program and a cr needs to be issued,also does he get the obama detail and paid for the 4hrs he worked.cooter said hey.Right Jfed

1/26/2009 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SORRY, what the HELL was I thinking. . .I'm in 25!

1/26/2009 05:28:00 AM

There are only two people that don't like the Deputy in 025. Oddly enough, they are both awake at 05;28 a.m. to weigh in on this.

1/26/2009 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we lie a cr is issued,if they lie its alittle white lie.

1/26/2009 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The suburban police stations are not built as community centers like ours. In order to get in the "back" you need to get buzzed in.

We have homeless sleeping in the lobbies---ridiculous!

1/26/2009 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, your right, put the street humor aside it's serious and now after FOX had their shot at it it's world known incident...

So I just hope that the powers to be will start at the top, were it is their job to lead as a professional, and start asking simple questions like, WTF is going on with the supervisors. Maybe if they even listened just a bit from the folks that actually go out ever day and working.
I know for a fact that security was brought up in the spring of 2002 after the 911 incident.
Sad day.

1/26/2009 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That station is too busy listening to it's music at the desk to care about anything. Not that it is a bad thing but they take it to the extreme (that kid being a prime example ) But nothing much will be done since probably every one involved is of a certain backround hahahahaha

1/26/2009 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just goes to show you, you DON'T need college for this job.
Just a heart beat and a driver's license (if that).

1/26/2009 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's apparent that the kid reads this blog. Anyone who spends more than a week reading these posts can easily sound like a cop and reference current department issues convincingly. We need a secret handshake or something easily recognizable to identify the real from the fake. Maybe start with authentic-looking stars instead of rent-a-cop buttons. Or, if you believe in conspiracy theories, this is the event that opens the door to having us chipped...

1/26/2009 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Doens't anyone remember the illegal alien that the Feds pinched working as a janitor in one of our stations?

1/26/2009 12:28:00 AM

Name check recruits and you would be surprised. Standards are gone and apathy rules. So sad.

1/26/2009 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about metal detectors at the front door. God knows the desk crew wont wear a vest. Or should they? Walk into any other police station outside the city of chicago! There is some nice thick glass between you and the officer. Police stations have all kinds of city workers walking around (they need to swip ) Very professional huh?

1/26/2009 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BLAGO UPDATE: Blago just compared himself to Mandela, MLK and Gandhi.

1/26/2009 01:36:00 AM
.........Big difference..Blogo had a job

1/26/2009 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the 3rd district, home of the real juvinile police officers. I would rather say I'm a CHA cop, than admit to being in 3.

1/26/2009 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a direct result of affirmative action and clout promotions plain and simple. I'm glad it happened.

If this Department spent as much energy on station safety as big bird does to pimp officers on BS, then safety would not be a problem.

What really makes me want to vomit is even after Richard Francis (RIP) was murdered by a station parasite living in the lobby of the 019th District, NOTHING HAPPENED OR CHANGED to prohibit these assholes from staying there.

Now I'm going to watch the Department's streaming video about how they have our backs with a 100 oz glass of kool aid and know that they are going to back us when we do our jobs.

1/26/2009 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Station security is on us!!!! We are the ones who are going to get hurt, we can bitch all we want about broken doors, gates, etc. but we are there.
A p/o confronted a male who just walked behind the desk, that male became indignant and demaned to see the w/c. The female said sure, as soon as you show me some id. He did and then she directed him to the w/c's office. He got outside the w/c's offie and was confronted by a sgt who asked him who he was, he again became indignant becasue he had put his id away. Well he showed it and was let on his merry way. Well the upset officer was an exempt, now deputy chief, who felt people should just know who he was.
It's time we become proactive for our own security, we are the police, if your in a station wear your id and don't be a jagbag if your questioned if u dont, if there is a problem bring it to the desk sgt or w/c. To you desk sgt's and w/c's if this is brought to you stand up for your officers, it's your life to!!!!!

1/26/2009 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All kidding aside - how come nobody's noticed the play on words regarding the "veteran" PO's tour of duty. I really expected many others to pick up on this.

....."almost 5 hours in the police car together". . . . "at the end of the tour.". . . . . .


I get a late lunch now and then, but is there seriously spots in patrol that do 5hr tours other than caps and management?

1/26/2009 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahaha! Now the useless fucks in Mobile Stroke Force will have even more rules placed on them! More stand up rollcalls than the 3 already in place ...more bullshit rules to follow concerning uniform...I'm glad I won't have to put up with that anymore! I'm tact and loving life! There's a reason why so many guys wised up and bailed that shit new unit! 15 po's cannot be wrong...there's a problem!!! It's called treating police officers like adults...a forgotten concept at Homan.

-former MSF

1/26/2009 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the more comments I see the more disgusted I become. a big amount of these commentators are looking for someone to blame, how about blaming ourselves. We want the bosses, the Mayor to do everything for us, how about we help ourselves. Stop passing the buck, take responsibiltiy because the ones who you are expecting to do shit for you, only care about themselves, we have to take care of our own.

1/26/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS SAME KID STOLE AN OFFICERS UNIFORM FROM THE 7TH DISTRICT AWHILE AGO . HE WAS HIGHLY RECOMMENED BY A DEPUTY HIS FATHER IS A PREACHER

1/26/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a line officer problem...not "building security" or the brass. This is about plain old common sense that is lacking at the "street officer" level. THAT is where the majority of this blame belongs. Oh, I forgot, its always management's problem! Some "investigators"!...no wonder we have so many unsolved homicides! Why isn't the FOP writing press releases haranging the stupidity of the officers who do not even check to see if a new arrival is real?! Real cops don't make these mistakes. And don't blame J-Fed, this belongs right there in the station and with the beat officers.

1/26/2009 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD outside units working in 015 can't even get around inside as easy as this kid did in 003!


just remember hip hop hoops.......... feel safe? hope you have two locks on your locker.

1/26/2009 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that just about every real police department you see has no access to the public without getting buzzed in by a police officer. And after the citizen gets buzzed in they have to speak to someone through a bullet proof window. I have seen many suburban police departments that have two to three doors to get through before accessing the work areas. With all the new police stations chicago has been building you would think in todays times they would have some type of security system for their police officers. Just a thought.

1/26/2009 05:18:00 AM

===================================

My thoughts EXACTLY!! Several years ago, I had to go to a south suburban police station to retrieve a CPD star that was found by a retired PO. I went to this police station in a marked car, in the Sgt's field UNIFORM, and I had to speak to a clerk behind a bulletproof window, then wait in a waiting area for a Police Officer to come get me and escort me to the back office. NOW THAT'S SECURITY!! Our stations are a disaster waiting to happen. For crying out loud, Harold's Chicken Shacks are more secure than our police stations are!!

1/26/2009 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a complete lack of supervision in the Chicago police dept. Maybe someoe would have nticed if we were not 200 Sgt's short. Maybe if we were not so short staffed people wouldn't be grateful just to see an extra body. Station security is a joke. We have had several shooting in the lobby's of police districts including 03 very recently. Like everything else done by mayor mumbles the police dept is run half assesd but in the age of the internet all the little funny stories are making the news.

1/26/2009 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are this:
If you're still young enough, say maybe less than 5 years on and around 30, get the heck out of Chicago and off this dept.
Looking back i thought i was too old to start over or was too set in my ways and i got stuck here.
Try moving to a city that appreciates its police. Maybe try going federal. Somewhere that will actually have a pension to pay you when you retire. I know CPD is a solid job, especially now in this economy, but with a few years of CPD experience you shouldn't have a problem going elsewhere for comparable pay.
I know I wish I would have gotten out while I could've.
Now I'm stuck working for citizens that hate us. Bosses that are so inept its sick. Media that does not have our backs. Mayor that refuses to give us a contract. I could go on and on....

1/26/2009 12:27:00 AM

www.lvmpd.com

1/26/2009 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous ignore the warning said...

A person (probably same kid) tried to do this in 005th District the day before except when they called to verify his story he slipped out the front door. 005th District desk did make notification, but nothing was done. What a shocker.

1/26/2009 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous 016 District Worker said...

This would never happen in 016 there are only 5 or six of us in rollcall every night. We all 99.....

1/26/2009 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict within a week we will be doing stand up inspection everyday. Instead, all doors should be retrofitted so that only CPD ID's would open side doors. When I go to my kids school they have to buzz you in before there is any access to the building. Get those shoes shined and remember Bigbird will solve this security breach.

1/26/2009 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry guys, and pardon my laughing at this situation! I really feel sorry for the state of CPD. I retired a few years ago after more than 3 decades and went into the security business. I know what is possible out there to control access to buildings.It is not very expensive to lock down buildings with tight access control and monitoring.New ID cards ( smart cards) would have to be issued. These would control access. The mayor and the clueless exempts just either don't know or won't spend the money. Hire an outside security consultant to evaluate each building. Do not use in-house people to do this.And.. tell the truth at press conferences. The one I saw last night was full of lies from Dugan. Good luck and stay safe!!

1/26/2009 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT

26 January 2009

PERSONNEL ORDER No. 09-69

A DEPARTMENT COMMENDATION is hereby awarded to:

PO VINCENT RICHARDSON, Star No. (redacted), 3rd District

for his initiative, cojones, chutzpah, diligence and dedication to duty...

and enabling the entire planet Earth to know what a genuine laughingstock clusterfuck the Department has become under my "leadership" and the shameless and politically corrupt management of da Mare.

THE CHICAGO WAY! CLOUT ROCKS! IT'S ALL LEGIT! MORALE IS OUTSTANDING! MORE KOOL-AID, ANYONE?

s/JODY P. WEISel
Superintendent of Police

Authenticated by: (some garden variety moron)

DISTRIBUTION: The entire fuckin' planet via the Associated Press*, worldwide media, SNL and late night TV show hosts.

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1/26/2009 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if they were smart they would have kicked him in the ass and sent him on his way when they found out he was a fake...... ie. no press. So they f---ed up twice!

1/26/2009 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Psssst!

TO THE USDOJ, the 82ND and 101ST AIRBORNE & THE OUTSIDE WORLD:

On behalf of the entire Chicago Police Department and the citizen taxpayers of this political Sodom and Gomorrah on the Lake...

MAYDAY! TEN-1! TEN-13! S.O.S.! HELP! CODE 3! CODE RED!

1/26/2009 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homeless encampments racked with how many strains of TB...

And that's just the Mich. Ave Detail Office...

1/26/2009 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol! "gold star surprise..."

excellent turn of phrase scc, how many coppers have gotten it square in the shorts from some pompous hq bowel rag for a wrong answer to "do you know who i am?"

...naw ma'focker i DON'T know who your homeless pimp looking ass is and no, i don't have time to be looking at the latest rogues gallery of exempts (aka unindicted co-conspirators & enablers for the current fucked up state of affairs on this job) hanging on the wall!

wear your shit & you won't have to be bothered by us peed on peons having the nerve to ask you who the fuck you are when you're dicking around in the lot by p.o.'s cars...

1/26/2009 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unlike some of the suburban departments, there are lot of people going thru those rear doors of police stations. In the areas you have all the court personnel, civilian employees, janitors,tow drivers, engineers, streets and san workers waiting to swipe in and out. Basically you might have 500-600 people coming and going all day long.

The city designed these buildings the wrong way. There should be seperate entrances for police and a secure side to these buildings with a wall and windows at the desk. It's not a Wal-mart service desk, it's a police station.

And the parking lots should also be secure. Most don't even have adequate signs posted.

1/26/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear the kid checked off with more numbers than most of 3rd watch and that the WC wants him to go to tac.

1/26/2009 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

secure police stations????

what are the running dog rev'runs gonna do when we pinch one of their congregants?

no whoopin' & hollerin' in the lobby/desk area, disrupting station operation and posing a potential hazard by impeding foot traffic & alarming passers-by?

"i'se wanna talk to yo commanduh, me an' my 12 homies..uhh, 'chu'uch elders.'"

perish the thought scc! but on a serious note, this silly shit about police stations being an "urban oasis" cooling/warming center for the disease ridden/mentally unbalanced homeless etc has got to end. it puts officers at an unnecessary risk and is empty feel good bullshit to appease the non-contibutors & their enablers.

want to get out of the cold/heat? go to a SHELTER! don't want to go with human services? too fucking bad, don't know where you want to go but you can't hang out here... my $ .02

1/26/2009 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Reverend Al said...

Sounds like the kid did more work than I did in my 27 years. Is he going to put in for credit towards a pension now? Was this just a trial balloon by Richie for his latest plan to make up for the shortage of real cops?

1/26/2009 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forwarded the SCC Web site address to the writers of Jay Leno's monologue re: "PO" Vincent Richardson, 003.

THE TONIGHT SHOW
3000 W. Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA
(818)840-2222

SNL also notified.

1/26/2009 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love my job, but in my 23 years, this is the most disgraceful incident I recall. For all you pretenders collecting a check, this is the type of incident that will continue to happen because so many of you have blinders on and are cowards. For the real police, God bless you.

1/26/2009 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy i bet Harvey and Cicero never had this problem.....

1/26/2009 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD is joke of an agency just like the CCSD/CCSP.Its all political hacks,bangers,degenerates of all kinds.Dont cry about it.

1/26/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 10 years ago there was a CR involving a southside district when a M/B with a black vest cover and gun/holster and walked in and told the WC that he was a new tact guy from another district and was told to ride with that districts tact team for a night. The WC put him out with one of the cars for the night. Turns out he was not a PO, but a gangbanger who had stolen all the stuff. Kept quiet, but the WC did time. Maybe the POs also.
Maybe someone who was in IAD can fill in the blanks.

1/26/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2016!!!

1/26/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's more security at Three Stooges Food & Liquors than in the 3rd District.

And why not? they have taken on the lead of their Commander!

God help the Chicago Police Department.

1/26/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous sarah connor said...

5:18am

That secure, buzzed in police station didnt help those poor guys when the Terminator walked in..
(just a thought)

1/26/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CNBC - the business channel had it on today. Great publicity

1/26/2009 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch how many reactionary goofy procedures are now put in place city wide so that the bosses at 35th can absolve themselves from blame.

This incident was caused by one thing and one thing only! POLITICAL CORRECTNESS! What did you think would happen when you gave Lilly Crump a Command?

1/26/2009 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous "LIVE from New York, it's... said...

Vincent is a good kid with his heart in the right place. Have "Silly Lillie" treat him to all the WHOPPERS he can eat at her Burger King over on Stony Island.

By the time of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he'll be our #1 draft choice (with a bonus).

1/26/2009 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the kid get to put in a slip when he goes to juvie court?

1/26/2009 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the health inspector would shut down about half of these stations and condem them

1/26/2009 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kid is the real police!!!

1/26/2009 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guy in 010 ALWAYS questions people coming into the secured areas without uniform. Seems he asked the wrong civilian who just so happen to work for Alderman Dixon. He was suppose to meet with the Commander but thought he would just walk in and show himself up to the office. So he was challenged and later allowed to see the Commander. And what happens? The PO gets admonished by the Commander and is told "Don't you ever deny ANYONE from ever seeing me." Later that week, some bust out comes in from the street screaming about, "I's wants to see the Commander, this ticket is bullshit." P.O. escorts this person to the Commanders office, knocks and says "Boss, this person would like to speak to you." Look on his face was priceless. Needless to say, this PO gets messed with CONSTANTLY.

1/26/2009 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not suprised! Party of the problem here is civilians, in plain clothes, with no ids, no guns and walking around, with an attitude, if you question them. Whose idea was it to civilianize the dept. anyways? Pay these people what they are worth. Quit underminining the police with slave labor. Civilians are either all police want to be or too old. Do you blame them! Some of them drive police cars too! Daley you created this monster; now you pay for security breaches. Another ethics test??

1/26/2009 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"WTF!

1/26/2009 03:26:00 AM"


Not to worry, it's all part of the master plan.

1/26/2009 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One month in Juve for the lad. When I see the bums laying out in the doorways of the station, I will call in a news tip.

1/26/2009 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes, to reveal the truth, you've got to tell a little lie.

1/26/2009 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous 025 homeboy said...

Anonymous said...
Doens't anyone remember the illegal alien that the Feds pinched working as a janitor in one of our stations?
1/26/2009 12:28:00 AM

Hey - ALL of them are illegals. The one that got locked up was on the Terror watch list.

RE: Station security- anybody ever notice the 28 inch high "desk" at the 001st Distrct rear annex?
I step right over the stupid thing when I'm there to work roadside saturations

1/26/2009 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look how f*cking dumb these merit promoted people are. They are running this dept into something i'm actually embarrased to say i work for.

1/26/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That more desk officers aren't killed is a miracle. Walk into a PD in any low crime suburb. The desk is always behind bullet proof glass, the rest of the place is behind locked doors and sometimes you need to be buzzed in just to enter. Our beloved short shanks doesn't want to insult his scumbag voter base, so even the new stations are a recipe for tragedy.

1/26/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The news did a profile shot of a couple cars in the parking lot of 3rd district for the news story. It looked like they were doing a story at the junk yard. The one that they zoomed in on had a huge dent and hole in the bumper. F'n priceless!

1/26/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS MICKEY MOUSE DEPARTMENT HAS HIRED SO MUCH SHIT LATELY THAT THE KID FIT IN PERFECTLY. THEY SLEEP ALL NIGHT AND THE BOSSES DON'T SAY A FUCKING WORD BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN'T GO AFTER SHITHEADS WITH CLOUT.

1/26/2009 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the W/C isn't looking someone should blow up a picture of the 14 yr old and frame it. Then put it up next to the officer of the month photos in the hallway.

1/26/2009 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do city civilian's have the right to our computers at the front desk?? I've seen them, walking around like they have all access cause they work in someones office. Particularly the red haired lady that starts trouble against police at beat meetings and then acts like she's one of em in 008.

1/26/2009 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the manpower shortage in the districts, we all were happy to see him even though his uniform lacked all we usually expect. we will be expecting him to show up again and this time he will have his own gun (Uzi). Station security is a joke, no one will challenge and we do not have adequate physical barriers.

1/26/2009 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is really ironic about this whole fucked up incident is that Commander Crump-Hales showed up for the first day of TARA training and never came back the rest of the week. Also, the day she was there, she was on her blackberry the whole time emailing people. I guess she should have stayed for the training.

It's all legit kids.

1/26/2009 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch the subtle psychology of the exempts, all wearing sweaters, while conducting the press conference?

1/26/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT but does the City cover officers running a red light caught on camera? Just saw that CTA covers the cost for its drivers!

1/26/2009 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.policelink.com/news/articles/91207-14-year-old-patrol-impersonator

1/26/2009 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. So easy, a 14 year old can do it!

Its better than a Geico comercial! To hell with "The Wire" and "The Shield"... this shit is sooo funny, it wrights itself!

Oh, do tell, what happned in 005? Was someone there first? Was someone looking for radios for the gang unit? Who got kicked out of the station???

1/26/2009 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off TOPIC:
Jack Said

The recent story by Terry Savage on the under funded state pensions has also questioned the city pension solventcy- the ability to pay all legal debt.
All government agencies must be held to balance their books. Any business must do so or go bust. The city must be held to make all financial obligations or we will pay dearly in the future.

1/26/2009 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The boy stood before Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Andrew Berman wearing a Juvenile Detention Center T-shirt, jeans and a sneakers. His appearance attracted a number of curious lawyers to the courtroom.

Berman ordered that Richardson be held for an evaluation until a court date set for next month.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1397817,boy-impersonates-chicago-cop-012609.article

This kid's family is going to hit the ghetto lottery on this one.

1/26/2009 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heads are going to roll regarding this incident.Daley must be Steaming.

1/26/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I uncovered short comings in HQ security several years ago. I used the stair well to get to my work floor and was never challenged.

1/26/2009 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This 14 year old should be rewarded; not arrested and charged.

There ought to be more controlled breaches of security in order to test our ability to respond appropriately.

1/26/2009 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An experienced (not convicted) burglar was hired to assess building security where I work part-time. He pointed out many flaws.

1/26/2009 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The public can thrive with the perception of safety.

The police can only thrive in actual safety.

1/26/2009 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Department will change over night. Several new orders have been written within the last 24 hours. The CPD may never recover. Daley has stated that if we dont get the Olympics the CPD will feel his wrath!!!!!!

1/26/2009 12:17:00 AM

Shortshanks can feel my rath right now. Here; let me un-zip.

I want my contract and a healthy retro.

1/26/2009 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Jody Weis has been impersonating a police officer for close to a year now and nothing has been said yet.- From the Comments at this link...

correct! but JW is not 14.
Here's the difference;
The 14 YO wants to BE the police.
Jody wants to PLAY the police.
(look how he likes to dress-up)

1/26/2009 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025 is so wide open. Anyone can walk in or even park their personal car in the lot and take the train downtown. The security at 025 is a joke. Numerous people walk about the station with no ID's. I've even seen janitor staff (after asking who they be) using the new treadmill in the basement.

1/26/2009 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I smell a lawsuit from mommy claiming the city put her juvenile son in harms way!

1/26/2009 12:54:00 AM

Sure she will. The Dept can be held responsible for ALLOWED a child to infiltrate department property thereby placing the child in harm's way. The issuance of a radio furthers this Allowance that the department ALLOWED this to happen.

Kudos to the sergeant for catching this. He better be promoted to LT. This is real merit.

As for the WC.....I pity the fool.
Can anyone post his/her name for the proverbial bathroom wall?

1/26/2009 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the reason no one question this kids identity is because he is black u know how some officers on this job love to play the race card just ask the 014th dist. secretary who was asked to show her id by a p.o, know one knew who the fuck she was, granted she was new but the p.o was doing his and her job by asking the secretary for id, she then walked into the commander office and threw a tantrum and played the whole race card shit. welcome to the new dept. where everyone is scared to do there jobs, bosses are afraid to make decisions, and our top cop (supt) impersonates the police everyday for the last year he has been here. LET THE KID GO HE ONLY DID WHAT CAME NATURAL.

1/26/2009 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story has made the US Today.

1/26/2009 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad to say but this kid has been the Police longer than Jody.

1/26/2009 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The wonder kid cop was also chewing the fat with the AOs about the "blog". So he is almost a cop.LOL

1/26/2009 04:13:00 AM

KID! If you are reading this:
God bless you. Never loose your zeal to succeed and continue to endeavor at anything you want to do.

I would definetly hire you because you have the guts and fortitude to take risks and accept challenges.
You have fooled the supposedly real police and uncovered some serious security flaws.

The city ought to pay you. Big time.

**Open note to J.Weis: consider removing the education requirments for applying. Education does not guarantee a capable person.

1/26/2009 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story has made the British press, the UK Daily Mail.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1127528/Boy-14-arrested-posing-police-officer-patrolling-Chicago-squad-car-hours.html

1/26/2009 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

This is amazing, you are so insignificant that this story is now being reported worldwide. The Australian press, Brisbane Times, has picked it up now.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/world/teen-poses-as-cop-goes-on-patrol/2009/01/26/1232818311566.html

1/26/2009 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the kid tried to get time due on the end but was denied and had called his mommy to complain. That's when the sh*t hit the fan!

1/26/2009 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unreal, this story has made the international edition of the New York Times.


http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/01/25/america/Boy-Fake-Officer.php

1/26/2009 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY MASTERS!!!FIGURE THIS ONE OUT...OH THATS RIGHT YOU ARE JUST A KID PLAYING POLICE YOURSELF...YOU FUCKING GOOF!!!

1/26/2009 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police challenging police. Been there, done that. Copper went off. How to tell the diff between a cpd thug and a real one.... you can't. But then its racial you know.

1/26/2009 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey: how about this security breech, tact officers bringing gang bangers into the tact office while they gather information on other gang members. they also bring the victim who is really only another gang member into the tact office to sign complaints. i walk by the office and see them sitting in the office all along while the tact officer is runing around in another part of the station. I might be mistaken, but they the tact officers sometimes leave their guns in the file cabinets, don't the tact guys have pictures of known district gang members on the walls/black board area. but yet they are to lazy to put these Victims (offenders) in a room at the front desk. this is a very dangerous thing you guys are doing. and you don't have to bring your victims into the secure area to sign complaints, do it at the front desk, or the rooms off the front desk area. i asked a tact guy during the summer why they did this, and he said that the tact lt. told them it was alright to do this that way our victim don't walk out of the station. well this is a safety issue and now that your tact Lt. is on medical, why not think of the rest of the officers safety in the station and leave that gang banging victim in the room by the desk. old school here.

1/26/2009 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTq2NEUlhDE

1/26/2009 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Department will change over night. Several new orders have been written within the last 24 hours. The CPD may never recover. Daley has stated that if we dont get the Olympics the CPD will feel his wrath!!!!!!

1/26/2009 12:17:00 AM

Anyone email olympic committe they need to know! Fuck daley1

1/26/2009 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JM, CF, and SI are worried.... Three other Police impersonators in the 3rd District.

1/26/2009 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would if he had showed up to Obama detail? And was not fan of the family. This was fuKed up!

1/26/2009 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Scc, you knwo the exact location of every tempoary I.P. address, So did some hits originate from 10 N. State Channel 7 news? or other media outlet address today? Did this site give the story to the media? Only you know! Please share or are you affraid of giving up your hand?

1/26/2009 12:51:00 AM

Why would the great wizard of oz SCC give you information idiot! How about you stop reading! Troll!

1/26/2009 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been going on for years. "Fosty" a CONVICTED FELON/shoe shine scammer was allowed to roam free in 003 for YEARS. I know of only 1 officer that ever kicked him out.... and he promptly when in the front door and cried to the Watch Commander (Since left) and returned mooching a couple of weeks later..

1/26/2009 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you can't put "ALL KIDDING ASIDE" on this one. It just is not possible.

1/26/2009 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first line of station security is the PO. Since all you guys and gals do nothin but bitch about how hard you have it, it's no wonder the kid was able to work with a broad for almost a whole tour--on a freakin trafic car no less. We used to have to pay for that. You're police officers! Why don't you start acting like it?

1/26/2009 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/26/2009 05:28:00 AM

Station doors fixed look at 35th street the doors are shifted at all angles during the winter,bad plumbing leaks everywhere,floors are tilted and have to have shims under desks to keep them straight! the concrete poor was thin as walsh construction the company with 4 jets and 2 new copters did the work! walsh and daley good friends poor work obviously walsh has to pay off! Hello again Patrick Fitzgerald!

1/26/2009 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF!!? Monique Bond said this during a news conference and I quote "Bond also said that how the boy acquired the police uniform was under investigation. Police officers need to present identification while acquiring their uniforms." Who has EVER presented their I.D. when getting a UNIFORM, I never have. Monique you need to be fired, you do not have your facts straight plus I think it may be due to your malnourishment state. Think, THINK, THINK, BITCH!! before you talk, you sound like a FART that just came out of DALEYS ASS.

1/26/2009 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Department will change over night. Several new orders have been written within the last 24 hours. The CPD may never recover. Daley has stated that if we dont get the Olympics the CPD will feel his wrath!!!!!!


Whoopie...like we haven't been feeling his wrath for years as it is ! If chicago doesn't get the olympics, it is not the fault of the police, it is the fault of his crying poor, complete mismanagement of city funds, and his outright thievery that will be the cause. Maybe he should be more afraid or feeling OUR wrath, as in NO REVENUE from our department, before he starts making threats !

1/26/2009 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this were my district the kid would have been put on the waiting list for a locker for about 2yrs and the house mouse who works the radio room would have given him the stink-eye for making her get off her fat ass to go get a radio and ticket book.

1/26/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey why is everyone mad? This kid felt sorry for the city and wanted to work for free, did not complain about his watch, wanted to do some activity, and felt Da Mayor is the best guy in the world. He did not even ask for UNIFORM ALLOWANCE. He got his own uniforms. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/26/2009 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kid was the only officer in the 3rd dist NOT on the medical.

1/26/2009 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MSF sucks balls! Don't waste yer time going there. Fuck the nonsense!

-015 po

1/26/2009 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard this kid is going to make an appearance on "The View" to get his side of the story out.

1/26/2009 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kid even put in a PAR form for F.T.O. pay that day. They tried to make him acting desk Sgt. too. Really.

1/26/2009 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous "the Chicago Way" said...

Our "vigilant" local media is in Daley's hip pocket and hizzoner "owns" local law enforcement.

If that were not the case, that corrupt, thieving scoundrel would have been behind bars in the USP-Terre Haute years ago.

Perhaps the national media circus about the 14-year old police wannabe will give the outside world a glimpse into the reality of "the emperor with no clothes".

While obviously unrelated, if you love happy endings, check out Crimefile's blog on the fate of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu (and spouse) in 1989.

Sweet dreams are made of this...

1/26/2009 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kid was born in '94 -

the year I came on this job.



UNBELIEVABLE.

1/26/2009 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Who will play "Vincent"? said...

For "the scoop" on the REAL story, the writers for Saturday Night Live are now aware of this unauthorized SCC blog site.

Go for it, Lorne Michaels!

1/26/2009 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A crump-hales a.k.a burger queen thats what happens when you feed mutts. lol..

1/26/2009 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think this will screw up the kid's eligibility to join CPD down the line? :)

I noticed the mother wasted no time getting herself on the news last night, to include providing the kid's full name and picture(which had been withheld). She sounded more upset with the police for not catching it than she did with her son for pulling this stunt.

I smell a lawsuit coming the city's way in the very near future.

1/26/2009 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kidding is never 'aside.'

We'd all go crazy.

1/26/2009 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wonder why he blended in. A 14-year old did the same thing many other officers are doing on the job - NOTHING.

1/26/2009 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once walked into Area 5 and the janitor was sitting in on a handwritten with the States Attorney.

1/26/2009 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that kid backed me up in a foot chase.....he is a fast little fucker.

1/26/2009 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I GOT A FEVER AND THE ONLY WAY I CAN CURE THIS FEVER IS MORE BURGER KING.

1/26/2009 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely priceless, this story making it into the newspaper in Maldova.

1/26/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UPI has now picked up the story too.

1/26/2009 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the old 012th district station during the warm weather days the rear overhead garage door remains wide open allowing any ill conceivable idea from occurring.

Would you allow your back door to your home opened to the public in an alley in Chicago?

Only in Chicago!

1/26/2009 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous old six shooter said...

I've been beefing about no security issues for years. Some day there will be a real tragedy in one of our facilities.

1/26/2009 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most secure facility is Homan Square hands down...why can't all facilities be like that?? They have key pads and palm readers for entry and multiple palm scans for certain parts of the building.

1/26/2009 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VINCENT ROCKS!

1/26/2009 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was once an armored car guy, 20 years ago...we picked up money and banked it for cook county clerk of the court... once a deputy stopped me on the WAY OUT and told me i cannot carry my holstered .357 in the building because we are not police officers... i told him i guess i cant bank the clerks deposit anymore...we dropped the account.

1/26/2009 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just so everyone knows. the 2nd week in February will mark the first time in a very long time that there is not a single CPD recruit in the police academy.

How many bodies are going to remain hidden at 1300 w jackson teaching NO recruits.

1/26/2009 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS HONORABLE MENTION IS PRESENTED TO:


Vincent Richardson, 14 YOA


On 25 Jan 2009 you worked Bt 395 on the 3rd watch. You and your partner, aka Colombo, responded to many assignments and handled yourselves with professionalism. You lead the watch in Movers, Parker's and bus checks for the day. Your partner stated your driving skill were second to none. At approx 1930 hrs you and your partner responded to a Domestic where the Offender attempted to flee. After a short foot chase you apprehended the offender, placed him under arrest and transported to 003 to be processed.

Your dedication to duty rose above and beyond those of the average Officer!


THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE.

Signed:
Lilly Crump Hales.

P.S.

I understand about you not having a gun. Mine is still inventoried at Midway airport.

1/26/2009 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After seein mama on TV tryin to blame the Poleezes fo not figurin out that her babys fo-teen, I suggest that the real police take this young man under their wings and help him out. If he want to be a policeman so bad that he did what he did, he can't be all bad.

1/26/2009 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once seen the hispanic cleaning lady take a daily bulletin and showing it to another cleaning lady, pointing out the "wanted" picture and speaking in spanish, then folding it & stick it in her pocket!! I immediately told the sgt. & he just shrugged his shoulders and said "don't worry about it"

1/26/2009 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Distant Early Warning said...

Some nimrod had iron fences put inside Area Two for security. Problem, the fences doesn't stop random people from walking under a staircase and using an ATM or going the the bathroom. What is the point of the fence? When did police stations become homeless shelters? Security is a joke.

1/26/2009 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone is missing the point of this kids actions. He just gave every psycho and potential terrorist the courage to copy or improve on this kids actions. If he can do it why not me. it is truely a shame that this happened. the punishment should be swift and severe.

1/26/2009 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 3rd watch 05 car in 024 would probably have let him ride along for about 8 hrs....

1/26/2009 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget the sign. The last time they put up a sign requiring the wearing of ID's someone stole it.

1/26/2009 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit, you can walk into any lockup in the city, the doors are open a lot. Walk out too. now that the initial flurry of leg shackles has worn off, who shackles all their prisoners any more?

1/26/2009 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we not forgetting when a gunman walked into that same district and pointed a gun at the oficers at the desk.

The city is an absolute joke. This city does not deserve to have the Olympics, nor is it prepared to handle one. All of our depts. are run by clout heavy, no nothing idiots.

On a side not, Huberman tapped to be next CPS CEO??????? What in God's name is going on in this city? Its like a crazy dream and no one is doing anything about it.

The people of the city need to wake up.

1/26/2009 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep track of over 500 promises made by the President during his campaign...http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/

1/26/2009 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line its a white shirts' fault. And the Commander should be dumped.

1/26/2009 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, this incident is being given nationwide coverage...daley has to be steaming in light of the olympics...SNL could not be funnier.

1/26/2009 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know, and all kidding aside, this incident is one of the funniest and strangest events I think I've ever seen over the years...yet, isn't it indicative and representative of the mismanagement, incompetence, and political corruption of the CPD? Seems to me that the buck stops: a) with J-Fed; b) with Shortshanks; as long as either or both are employed, the CPD will never improve (or even have a chance of improving)....

1/26/2009 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it the Frank or the Beans?
How did you get the Beans over the Frank?

Frank & Beans, Frank & Beans

1/26/2009 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I worked as a copper in another city or was just a citizen from somewhere else I would think that the Chicago police dept. is the most fucked up dept. around. A joke to law enforcement, well that does apply to a certain extent but mostly it is full of good hardworking coppers who have a large anchor around their necks (bosses) who are completely and utterly useless. Da mare doesn't help either,"Cuckoo!"

1/26/2009 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop trying the Police Department in public. That is part of the problem with this Department. It is a terrible incident that needs to be handled amongst our Department. Refuting the facts of the case in public is only going to hurt us all. Please be sensible.

1/26/2009 07:35:00 AM

This is one thign I disagree with you on. We as the rank and fil eget embarassed on a regular basis, it sure is nice to see the brass put on the spot for once. My only question is why in the hell would Jimmy J. say there was no interaction with the public when he knows there was. All this will get out and I would expect to see some retirements out of it. Hey Jimmy J. ask Teddy for some help on the matter, after all he is your assigned Detective. If that's what you want to call him.

1/26/2009 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CNN had a little segment at around 7:40 pm on our famous 14 year old patrolman! It was on the show no bias no bull with Campbell Brown! I am laughing my ass off! I have not stopped laughing since Sunday Morning! This shit is fucking hilarious! Its all a fucking joke!

1/26/2009 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Watch how many reactionary goofy procedures are now put in place city wide so that the bosses at 35th can absolve themselves from blame.

This incident was caused by one thing and one thing only! POLITICAL CORRECTNESS! What did you think would happen when you gave Lilly Crump a Command?

1/26/2009 11:14:00 AM

Or her best friend ellyn schmitz?

1/26/2009 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are now a WORLDWIDE JOKE, Not just a Nationwide Joke. Thanks Daley, for loading the job up with political Stooges like yourself.

1/26/2009 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch 9;00 new, Commander from 3 has been replaced....About time

1/26/2009 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm reading this crap from Afghanistan. Unreal, this is the dept I have to come home too? By the way SCC, thanks for the blog. It makes me feel closer to home reading this.

1/26/2009 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring on the Olympics!!! Our 14 y/o officers are ready!

1/26/2009 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's more security at Three Stooges Food & Liquors than in the 3rd District.

And why not? they have taken on the lead of their Commander!

God help the Chicago Police Department.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!waayyy too funny, but embarassingly true.

1/26/2009 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the burger king credentials he had on his shirt gave him away.

1/26/2009 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea! Now we have to wait for one of the Mayors family to get into security so that they can get a piece of that pie too!
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Sorry guys, and pardon my laughing at this situation! I really feel sorry for the state of CPD. I retired a few years ago after more than 3 decades and went into the security business. I know what is possible out there to control access to buildings.It is not very expensive to lock down buildings with tight access control and monitoring.New ID cards ( smart cards) would have to be issued. These would control access. The mayor and the clueless exempts just either don't know or won't spend the money. Hire an outside security consultant to evaluate each building. Do not use in-house people to do this.And.. tell the truth at press conferences. The one I saw last night was full of lies from Dugan. Good luck and stay safe!!

1/26/2009 09:44:00 AM

1/26/2009 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he had a gun he would shoot someone then someone would shoot him. If he had a bomb he would blow someone up they someone would shoot him. People die and then he dies.

1/26/2009 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should SPAR him for not making it to rollcall

1/26/2009 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't CPD have a height requirement? It seems hard to imagine that his "partner" would believe that this kid was genuine.

Something doesn't seem right about this situation. This kid rides along and no one thinks that something wasn't right with a 5'3" male PO who didn't have a gun and a star. This is starting sound like an episode of Reno 911. The whole thing is hilarious on level but on another level its really, really scary!

1/26/2009 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, this is how easy it could be for a terrorist to compromise, and deliver a successful attack. If a 14 year old could breech our daily routine, emagine what a terrorist cell could easily do and get very close to downtown, or politcal officals and cause devistation. The city is not doing enough on our part to fight terrorism. Our stations and Areas along with parking lots are secure. I believe the most unsecure Area is A/2 & the 005th dist.

1/26/2009 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that just about every real police department you see has no access to the public without getting buzzed in by a police officer. And after the citizen gets buzzed in they have to speak to someone through a bullet proof window
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That's because we have a Mayor who hates us and if it doesn't come back on him doesn't give a rat's ass as to what happens to us.

City Hall has way better security than any station (gee, big surprise.)

1/26/2009 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He could work 29 years and 1 day and retire at the age of 43. I think he's on to something.
Remember the movie cop and 1/2 with Burt Reynolds?

1/26/2009 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

since he got arrrested, are they sending him to callback?

1/26/2009 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work in 23 and have seen so many detectives walk into the station without wearing I.D. nor a badge showing. (of course their guns are visible, but so what!)I always tell them the Captain is real stickler so you better be wearing your I.D. so he can see it. I try to be nice about it but some people,(women)react poorly.

Our desk officers do a very good job of making sure people belong there. We had an incident where a guy that had been arrested had been found wandering around on the second floor where nothing is secured or locked. He gained entry through a rear door that was unlocked out of the view of desk officers. Unfortunately many officers were bringing prisoners in and out of this door so its no surprise that one of these mopes wised up.
None of the locker rooms have locks on them. When I use the bathroom, I need to take off all my stuff in a small tiny stall as if its a public bathroom and keep one eye on it.

Aren't we supposed to be able to leave our guns in our locker? That rear entrance was broken for years before the incident occurred and quickly fixed shortly after. Thank god that someone found that jerk before he did something bad. I know its my fault for having that false sense of security but damn I'm in my second home where it should be safe.

Anyway, what happened was f* &^d up and I am just glad no one was hurt and it went without incident.

I do want to know who is going to pickup the slack for all the activity the kid generated thereby raising the bar.

1/26/2009 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And there was no word in the media that this kid had 2 juvie warrants also!

1/26/2009 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civilians are either all police want to be or too old. Do you blame them! Some of them drive police cars too! Daley you created this monster; now you pay for security breaches. Another ethics test??

1/26/2009 11:54:00 AM



Why is it that the civilian crossing guard is allowed to drive a MARKED SQUAD CAR all day? Then we are told there are no cars available!!!

1/26/2009 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once seen the hispanic cleaning lady take a daily bulletin and showing it to another cleaning lady, pointing out the "wanted" picture and speaking in spanish, then folding it & stick it in her pocket!! I immediately told the sgt. & he just shrugged his shoulders and said "don't worry about it"

WHY DIDNT YOU ASK HER ?????????????????

1/26/2009 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...
Doesn't CPD have a height requirement? It seems hard to imagine that his "partner" would believe that this kid was genuine."

Not in decades!

1/26/2009 09:18:00 PM  

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