Friday, January 30, 2009

The Big OWE

Questions continue to arise in Daley's Quest for Fire. How about this article from Canada where Vancouver is scheduled to host the 2010 Winter Games:
  • The athletes’ village rising in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics is casting a shadow over the city’s finances.

    Vancouver may have to borrow C$458 million ($375 million) or more to finish the 1,100 units by November, Mayor Gregor Robertson said at a news conference this month. That would almost double the city’s debt to about C$928 million, said Stephen Ogilvie, an analyst at Standard & Poor’s in Toronto. The credit- rating company said Jan. 13 that it might cut Vancouver from AA+.

    The city took over financing of the C$1.1 billion housing complex after New York-based lender Fortress Investment Group LLC halted funding to the builder when costs ran C$125 million over budget. Taxpayers are reminded of Canada’s last Olympic-sized fiasco: The 1976 summer games in Montreal, which left Quebec with a C$1.5 billion debt that took decades to pay.

As we have maintained for years now, and as studies have borne out, Olympics lose money. They don't just lose money, they lose TONS of money. Los Angeles 1984 were the only Games to make money in the short term and that was without a massive infrastructure building effort. We can't even name a City Contract that was delivered on-time, on-budget in the past twenty years of Daley's rule - and neither can you because they don't exist.

We are so doomed.

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126 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that there should have been a resolution on the ballot asking Chicago residents wether they wanted this money pit or not.

Nobody I know wants the 2016 Olympics in Chicago.

1/30/2009 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More bread and circuses....LOL.

Vancouver is busy screwing itself into the ground with this. (Live there PT now, used to live in Chicagoland.....)

Your analysis of the history of Olympic Games costs is spot on. The reason Daley wants them is because his eyes are glazing over with visions of how much he and his cronies can STEAL if the IOC is stupid enough to give The Games to Chicago.

If/when the system collapses, those responsible will be nowhere to be found......

1/30/2009 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Commander Zavala? That would be a LAPA Dance!

1/29/2009 12:16:00 AM

Yup! this is the punk-ass, lapa affirmative action/merit sgt that was not even in uniform during the first week of his in-service training 12/01/88.

Color him a laughing, ass lapping LAPA lackey.

1/29/2009 02:41:00 PM

He still doesn't know what the fuck he's doing, but he was tapped by the magic wand of Bea Cuello. So he must be a good bullshitter.

1/30/2009 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
Anonymous said...
...But Ike will tone it down for another "merit" promotion for his brother. That would make four?

-a merit promotion to captain of police as opposed to??? was there a test for police captain lately?

1/29/2009 04:30:00 PM

So that would make the Rank of Captain a completely bullshit rank, entirely up to Daley? Oh Captain, my Captain. They have been telling recent academy attendees that Lieutenants are like God. So what the fuck is a Captain?

1/30/2009 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben Javorsky at the Reader should do a piece on the 2016 Olympics and their negative impact on city finances and city tax payers.

I believe he reads this blog.

1/30/2009 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry scc i know im off post but some asshole from the 014th dist. apparently took it upon themselves to fax over an honorable mention to the 003rd dist. for the 14 year old goof caught impersonating the police thx asswipe now we got big byrd up our ass.

1/30/2009 04:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what we need in the middle of a depression -- the Olympics to pay for.

Cuckoo. Cuckoo. Cuckoo.

1/30/2009 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these cops who say, think of all the side money we are going to make for olympics. Ok for what security? After 911, a terrorist attack there were very few side jobs. The truth is buisness's will hire the cheapest body they can find. Beside the feds are going to run all the high scale shit. Keep dreaming. If I was fop pres. I would make city require police for high end security like most other cities.

1/30/2009 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT; SCC with the inclusion of the secret service as inspectors, former feebs re-writing general orders and the realinment of the department and districts, would this fall under the perview as a federal oversight?

Just asking

1/30/2009 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't make a difference. This is Daley's legacy and IT WILL HAPPEN! And if it happens to run over budget, costing the taxpayers millions to billions of dollars, it won't be his fault. He take the Blago defense and point out all the "good" he thinks he has done for this city.

1/30/2009 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous LIVE! From New York... said...

The hilarious STEVE MARTIN is guest host on SNL tomorrow night. I think I'll watch. Could be a REALLY funny show.

1/30/2009 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous gfy said...

no wonder daley loves the city with all his heart and soul. he and his family have been reallocating taxpayers money to his family and friends for the most of the last 54 years. daleys olympic dream is also his friends and familys dream. the largest abuse of public money in history. all given to the chosen few. FUCK HIM AND HIS OLYMPICS

1/30/2009 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True dat, SCC. True dat.

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

This Olympic thing for mighty midget Daley is an ego trip and nothing more!

He NEEDS to leave office like his buddy Blago!

1/30/2009 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey quit your bitchn, the olympics will add a 5th star to the city flag. That's what it's all about.

1/30/2009 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Sorry scc i know im off post but some asshole from the 014th dist. apparently took it upon themselves to fax over an honorable mention to the 003rd dist. for the 14 year old goof caught impersonating the police thx asswipe now we got big byrd up our ass.

1/30/2009 04:29:00 AM

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sorry, but that's fuckin funny

1/30/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Richard Millington said...

The Olympics gives politicians a huge budget to make structure changes that the public would usually never accept.

But wrap it in a blanket of national pride and the city falls for it every time.

Here in London the budget began at £2.4bn to host the event and is now at £9.35bn. About £3bn of this budget was added because they forgot to add tax.

However, other cities have benefited Barcelona used the Olympics as part of a huge regeneration campaign.

1/30/2009 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Olympics are a done deal, plain and simple.

1/30/2009 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Olympics lose money. They don't just lose money, they lose TONS of money.
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NO CRAP! That's the point.

1/30/2009 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I was fop pres. I would make city require police for high end security like most other cities.

1/30/2009 05:15:00 AM

Blah Blah Blah...

Mark & FOP play nice with Mr Mayor.

Mark & FOP are in bed with Mr Mayor.

Mark & FOP can't require Mr Mayor to do a damn thing.

CHICAGO IS FAR FROM BEING LIKE MOST OTHER CITIES ! ! !

.

1/30/2009 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wrong (well, you got the short term part right) It does cost money initially however Montreal is the ONLY city since before records of such were kept to lose money in the LONG term... Madrid, Seoul, Atlanta, Salt Lake, etc etc have all shown gains in the BILLIONS post Olympics... it doesnt happen over night, but there are definately numbers out there that show every damn City has MADE money Tourism, federal money, job growth, stimulated local economy, etc etc The fact is this... Chciago's infrastructure is going to need massive repairs by 2016 whether we get the olympics or not... The only difference is that if we get the olympics, the rest of the country has to chip in to the tune of $68 billion!!! If we dont get the olympics, tax payers better be prepared to open up the wallets more than they ever imagined! Besides, the OT will be staggering and we will all get to line our pockets with the same federal dollars to be inconvenienced for a few weeks... I mean how many of us would be walking around Washington Park or driving down Roosevelt and Kedzie to have to put up with these minor annoyances? But I know... King Richard wants it so we have to be against it!

Oh, and to the first poster...Polls of CHICAGOANS show between 72-76% approval with 8% having no opinion either way and a 4% margin of error so Id say ALOT of people want the Olympics!!!

1/30/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't this make it into the Sun Times or Tribune?

1/30/2009 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT; SCC with the inclusion of the secret service as inspectors, former feebs re-writing general orders and the realinment of the department and districts, would this fall under the perview as a federal oversight?
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If I had to guess, the selection of Weis as superintendant was some kind of deal Daley made to avoid having CPD put under federal supervision. You may not want to admit it, but things were not good in the CPD, and there was little chance of it changing for the better unless an outside force made it happen.

1/30/2009 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they're painting a big olympic billboard on the building that usually has the bank of america/lasalle bank murals off 90/94.
don't they realize the real citizens of chicago don't want or don't care about the olympics ??

1/30/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city is not or never will be prepared to host an Olympics, even the Special Olympics. Can you imagine what the opening ceremonies would be? The Jessie White Tumblers? I know, let’s not have a bud billiken and Rican parade that year and they can parade around the Olympic stadium so the world can see how f*cked up this place really is. Or better yet, let’s call the bucket boys and Ronnie Wo Wo, that will class it up a bit.

1/30/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the time the Olympics are over here...and shortshanks is out of office, this city will be so fasr in debt it wont recover.

I hope I can retire by then and get my family as far away from here as possible.

1/30/2009 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys?

How many mayoral elections between now and the 2016 Olympic selection?

Get to work.

O'course, ya gotta neutralize Acorn et al!

1/30/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
What's up in 012? You guys sure got a lot of shootings lately!

1/30/2009 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Think it cannot get worse: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/20000-City-Jobs-Could-Be-Cut-Friday.html
Yea daley more schools more taxes for illegals asshole!

1/30/2009 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is your answer:

Email sent about

Sgt. Carlos Velez (Merit Detective, Merit Sergeant and now about to be made MERIT LIEUTENANT)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Merit scandal???

I overheard white shirts laughing that a Detective Commander sent an e-mail via computer to all white shirts in a huge ERROR yesterday morning about an P.O. Carlos or Carl (not sure what unit or rank)

Supposedly the e-mail said “Carlos” was accepted as a merit pick and that the actual intended recipient of the e-mail should not worry because he would be the next selection for merit promotion. The funny thing is the message was sent to every white shirt, including the Superintendent, Dugan and O’Keefe, in error (Ooops!)

The sender, realizing the tragic error, then immediately sent every white shirt a message apologizing for the error and stated it was sent in error as the story goes.

My question is who is “Carlos”, does he really exist and how could anyone know he was the merit pick except for the merit board if the promotion lists are not out? Or wait and see if there is a Carlos or Carl on any promotion list in the near future close to this Commander and then question what this early e-mail is all about. Again not sure what type of promotion.

Also, how could anyone know who the merit picks for the future lists are already when there isn’t even a current list out for any rank?

This post should be no surprise because it was sent to hundreds of people and it sounds very suspicious to say the least. Any inquiry should raise a lot of questions to the purpose of this e-mail and from whom.

And will there be an investigation into whoever really sent the e-mail, as I’m sure the Commander of I.A.D. received it too and can’t claim ignorance.!

Can anyone confirm because I was told most of the white shirts received this e-mail in error???

1/30/2009 12:40:00 AM

1/30/2009 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Just a THANK YOU, Last night i was working, and observed 3 coppers in a Sliver Crown Vic, on the WEST END of 008, stopping cars and being the "real police", I observed you on 55th just east of Central and on archer, then you were going to the assist call i was at 55th and Pulaski! Whoever the young officers were,thanks for being on the end that pays the taxes! Hope your there again coffee on me!

1/30/2009 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will bankrupt shitcago,daley will have envelopes stuffed with cash,falling out of his pockets. the media has no balls as jackie heard daleys 200K press secretary would stop feeding them what she knows about others. The media would NEVER DO A POLL to ask if we want the bullshit olympics or not! The medis in this town is nothing but daley sheep!

1/30/2009 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God save the Queen!

1/30/2009 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Hey, Neilsen.. said...

It is time to measure citizen popularity of the olympics.

We may be pleasantly surprised.

1/30/2009 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If/when the system collapses, those responsible will be nowhere to be found......

1/30/2009 01:55:00 AM

...Under the rubble, I hope.

1/30/2009 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Sorry scc i know im off post but some asshole from the 014th dist. apparently took it upon themselves to fax over an honorable mention to the 003rd dist. for the 14 year old goof caught impersonating the police thx asswipe now we got big byrd up our ass.

1/30/2009 04:29:00 AM

It was probabley LAPA Lucio. He can often be found among the young. Ask his first wife.

1/30/2009 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only people in favor of having the olympics are people in the surrounding areas that don't live here. I met a guy in Rockford that says he'd love the olympics to come to chicago because they plan on using part of the Rock River to do whitewater rafting. And so, they'd hopefully extend train service from Chicago to Rockford proper. He insists his real estate value will also go up.

What I don't get is why you want that to happen? Yeah, you'll be able to sell your 100k house for 280k, but when you go to buy another one, you'll be making a lateral move because the price for everything will go up. Plus there will be tax upon tax upon tax, the poor will get a free ride and abuse the system (both physically and fiscally) and we'll be left with the bill.

Fuck that, fuck the olympics, and fuck daley. I can't get out of this city/county/state fast enough.

1/30/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT; SCC with the inclusion of the secret service as inspectors, former feebs re-writing general orders and the realinment of the department and districts, would this fall under the perview as a federal oversight?

Just asking

1/30/2009 06:05:00 AM

The camel is in the tent!

1/30/2009 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So that would make the Rank of Captain a completely bullshit rank, entirely up to Daley? Oh Captain, my Captain. They have been telling recent academy attendees that Lieutenants are like God. So what the fuck is a Captain?

1/30/2009 02:19:00 AM


Like the devil.
They sold their soul for the spot, didn't they?

1/30/2009 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All construction sites should be required to have off duty police officers for traffic control on the scene everyday until completed! I am tired of some Walsh lackey or niece screwing up traffic every time a cement truck or 18 wheeler wants to unload! Boston requires it. But no, Walsh and Kenny sleep with the Mayor! Closed shop operations!

1/30/2009 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a letter writing campaign to the olympic committee to tell them to shove the 2016 games up their arse? here's the e-mail address: http://www.2009congress.olympic.org/en/Pages/ContactUs.aspx

1/30/2009 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous J.D. LaRue said...

Sorry, off thread, but being the ghoul that I am, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the ratio of homicides is this year compared to last, after one month. Thanx, be safe out there.

1/30/2009 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

after oct 09 when chicago gets the olympic bid their will be a huge party-- you must all individually walk up to little richie and kiss the diamond ring on his pinkie finger. then the thieving will begin. the godfather will dole out all the contracts to politically connected members of his organization and they will rob the city and county blind. the chinese plopped down 80 billion to showcase beijing and their culture to the world. their is no way in hell that the us govt is going to support chicago in 2016. it will all fall on taxpayers from here-- how much will we have to plop down-- in a nutshell-- kids who are not even born yet will be paying for this boondoggle until they are old and gray.

1/30/2009 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ONLY reason I am looking forward to the Olympics coming to Chicago is because I personally stand to gain. Overall I think its a bad idea and will be potentially ruinous for the city, but if its unstoppable, at least I am happy to know that I will get mine...

1/30/2009 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the LOndon 2012 Games.
The British Government just added another $$$$ 612 Million dollars to cover more money shorfalls
No 2016 Games for Chicago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/30/2009 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Alderman Thomas Allen of the 38 th ward. We had a Garbage truck drive down are street today and collect all ( items used to save street spots ) from the street and the curb.

1/30/2009 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isnt the Mayor of a city supposed to be the voice of the people. Well the people don't want the Olympics in Chicago. Plain and simple. Daley wants to go out with a bang and host the Olympics before he keels over and dies or when the day comes (lets all pray its soon) when he retires. Unfortunately, when and If he pulls the plug, he'll be living large on all that stolen money.

1/30/2009 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you hear that some of Daley's friendly reverends--including a member of the plan commission--are busing in paid protesters to disrupt an anti-Olympics meeting tomorrow at UIC (event info)?

The public needs to hear from cops about this.

1/30/2009 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the past two days, inspectors at 26th cal head hunting. court sgt's in branchs filled with anger and writing officers up. yeah, this approach will not only increase security but will improve morale with the troops! NOTTTT

Another dumb idea from dumb white shirts

1/30/2009 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think sao paolo will get the olympics because south america never hosted them before

1/30/2009 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE MAKE A HEADING JUST ON THIS 14 YEAR OLD HONORABLE MENTION AND THE 14TH DISTRICT

WHAT A JOKE

1/30/2009 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this "Carlos Velez" exists, is he related to the retired Jose Velez, the one-time commander?

That would explain a lot.

1/30/2009 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and to the first poster...Polls of CHICAGOANS show between 72-76% approval with 8% having no opinion either way and a 4% margin of error so Id say ALOT of people want the Olympics!!!
1/30/2009 09:51:00 AM
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And just what Chicagoans did they poll?
NONE that I know of and I run into hundreds of people everyday!

I agree with the poster that stated it should be put to a general election vote.

1/30/2009 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

carothers can't make capt until after he gets his 2 years in rank. the application is very specific and if he does, yeah, i'll make big dough off of shakman because that would be a violation...

2nd the letter sent out to all white shirts about "carlos" my commander never got it and neither did i, not that it wasn't sent but not every white shirt got it

1/30/2009 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't even shovel streets in the height of a Chicago snow fall and numbnuts wants the olympics.

1/30/2009 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't this make it into the Sun Times or Tribune?

1/30/2009 10:01:00 AM

???Because Daley controls the papers, too. (Except a few columnists like Kass) Royko, may he RIP, would also be all over this Daley Olympics corruption fiasco.

1/30/2009 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC:

Please do a an informal survey on a yes or no for the Olympics....keep it up for about a week and let's see what results we get. Thanks.

Signed:
Greatful reader and charter member of the KMA Club.

1/30/2009 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley and Olympics = TAX TAX TAX and more TAX

1/30/2009 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"at least I am happy to know that I will get mine...

1/30/2009 01:52:00 PM"

That's the Mindset of Wall St., Corporate CEOS & Congress. Just count yourself amongst the rest of the Greedy Selfish Jagoffs.

1/30/2009 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry scc i know im off post but some asshole from the 014th dist. apparently took it upon themselves to fax over an honorable mention to the 003rd dist. for the 14 year old goof caught impersonating the police thx asswipe now we got big byrd up our ass.


Actually that ass wipe was a comedic genius and had EVERYONE laughing in my district, esp the last part about the 14 yr old now having more street time than Weis......a copy of it needs to be posted on this site.

1/30/2009 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Sorry scc i know im off post but some asshole from the 014th dist. apparently took it upon themselves to fax over an honorable mention to the 003rd dist. for the 14 year old goof caught impersonating the police thx asswipe now we got big byrd up our ass.

1/30/2009 04:29:00 AM

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sorry, but that's fuckin funny

1/30/2009 09:04:00 AM\

That is awesome! I thought I saw the kids name on the transfer order today from 003 to 189.

1/30/2009 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a bunch of friends working in 'the trades'. They are all begging we get the Olympics for future work. Don't you guys think we would make a few bucks too???

1/30/2009 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAJOR NEWS STORY on ABC tonight --

Arresting Trend: Economic Woes Hit Cops

Survey: Tanking Economy Squeezing Manpower, Resources From Local Law Enforcement

"Across the country, the money crunch has gotten so severe that police departments, which are usually the last targeted for budget cuts, have started to feel the economic hard times.

"Across the country many police departments, usually the last targeted for budget cuts, are now beginning to feel the economic hard times.

"The results of a survey of 233 major police and sheriff's departments released to ABC News show that cities are resorting to law enforcement hiring freezes, potential layoffs and overtime cuts as means to push back against budget crises.

"With tax dollars drying up from a devastated auto industry, city officials in Pontiac, Mich., have slashed their police force by two-thirds in recent years..."

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/
Economy/story?id=6735049&page=1

The film I saw on TV tonight showed (younger, white, employed demographic) Atlanta residents demonstrating in the street, shouting that "they had been burglarized twice in the last year, and so had everyone else on their block."

ABC says that "Atlanta has cut police salaries by 10 percent by shaving four hours off the workweek of every officer -- including the chief.

"'We have been furloughing each and every police officer on our department including myself. We work 36 hours a week now, which equates to a 10 percent reduction in pay. And it also equates to a 10 percent reduction in resources on the street,' Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington told ABC News. 'We have 10 percent less manpower on the streets of Atlanta, and that's broken down 24 hours, seven days a week.'"

This, while Mayor Cuckoo dreams of Olympic Villages...

1/30/2009 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

This article is a shockingly accurate depiction of the road Chicago is on. I suggest everyone read it and think about it when voting.

Detroit's outlook falls along with home prices
Motor City on the brink of bankruptcy, but still 15 people want to be mayor


The median price of a home sold in Detroit in December was $7,500, according to Realcomp, a listing service.

Read the whole story:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-detroit-housingjan29,0,5435392.story

1/30/2009 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fake teen cop: Weis calls departmental security 'unforgivable' in impersonation incident
Weis says department 'dodged a bullet

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-teen-cop-30-jan30,0,3976956.story

According to this article the kid stole a nametag and star from AJ Uniforms.

Sources said the teen signed out a radio and got a locker before being dispatched. At one point, the teen even drove the squad car, taking a motorist who was stopped on a traffic violation back to the station to pay a required bond. The boy's partner drove the motorist's car back, the sources said.

Sources also said the teen turned in four "bus surveillance cards," indicating he made physical security checks on CTA buses. They said he also wrote tickets and participated in a foot chase, but Chicago police would not confirm those details.

It looks like the cat is out of the bag, the kid was one working copper Saturday.

1/30/2009 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sources said the boy was assigned a partner who has been on the force 21/2 years. That officer was on a special traffic detail that required a check-in with the watch commander but didn't necessitate an appearance at roll call.


How does an officer with two and a half years on the job become the traffic car? That was a perk, especially if you are getting cut three hours early. It doesn't sound like her activity is carrying the index either.

1/30/2009 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The teen, an 8th grader whom the Tribune has not identified because he is a juvenile.

I guess the Chicago Tribune is pissed that the Sun Times scooped them on the name and picture.

1/30/2009 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet if someone legitimately submitted Vincent Richardson, for a DC; it would make its way through the chain without being noticed.

1/30/2009 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All construction sites should be required to have off duty police officers for traffic control on the scene everyday until completed! I am tired of some Walsh lackey or niece screwing up traffic every time a cement truck or 18 wheeler wants to unload! Boston requires it. But no, Walsh and Kenny sleep with the Mayor! Closed shop operations!

1/30/2009 01:01:00 PM

Boston PD has a deal that the construction or utility companies must have a marked squad car and a uniformed officer present anytime traffic is affected or there is a hole blown in the street. The off-duty officer gets time and a half too. It is like special but at time and a half.

1/30/2009 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to the FOP proposal for Soldier Field and the United Center traffic control being done by off-duty PO's at time and a half? I know they sent Bill Dougherty out there to study it.

1/30/2009 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the past two days, inspectors at 26th cal head hunting. court sgt's in branchs filled with anger and writing officers up. yeah, this approach will not only increase security but will improve morale with the troops! NOTTTT

Another dumb idea from dumb white shirts

1/30/2009 03:02:00 PM

When is the kid's traffic court key date? I might even write an out of key date ticket to see this one.

1/30/2009 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and to the first poster...Polls of CHICAGOANS show between 72-76% approval with 8% having no opinion either way and a 4% margin of error so Id say ALOT of people want the Olympics!!!
1/30/2009 09:51:00 AM
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And just what Chicagoans did they poll?
NONE that I know of and I run into hundreds of people everyday!

I agree with the poster that stated it should be put to a general election vote.

1/30/2009 04:46:00 PM

The poll was conducted at the 11th Ward, Regular Democratic Organization Headquarters.

1/30/2009 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: To, 1/30/2009 11:33:00 AM

When your done blowing yourself you can do me too. Relax your throat: cup the balls. There you go. Now gargle.

Now you have the cream to go with that coffee.

1/30/2009 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/30/2009 07:09:00 PM


The writing is on the wall, the Mayor will let Chicago turn into Detroit in order to get the 2016 Olympics.


Keep voting Democrat! You deserve all the shit you get.

1/30/2009 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Signed:
Greatful reader and charter member of the KMA Club.

1/30/2009 05:26:00 PM

olympics or no olympics FUCK THE KMA CLUB!!! PLEASE RETIRE!!!

1/30/2009 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry scc i know im off post but some asshole from the 014th dist. apparently took it upon themselves to fax over an honorable mention to the 003rd dist. for the 14 year old goof caught impersonating the police thx asswipe now we got big byrd up our ass.


Actually that ass wipe was a comedic genius and had EVERYONE laughing in my district, esp the last part about the 14 yr old now having more street time than Weis......a copy of it needs to be posted on this site.

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Actually I agree it was funny. But not too brite to fax it for the white shirts to see.

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

Reality Check to all fellow readers of this blog; All of these facts mean nothing to "His Honor".
"His Honor" whats the olympic's.
"His Honor" will get the olympic's.
With all our rage, we are still just rats in a cage.

1/30/2009 09:06:00 PM  
Blogger OEMC said...

Don't Panic SCC....we won't get the Olympics.

Why? Because the IOC won't take a bribe from Daley.

And I agree with the comment below about how much Daley and his cronies with steal...Because it is 100% accurate.

Fuck...they won't put up a Police exam 2 times every year...but they want the Olympics?

They just effected layoffs in the OEMC....whats next?

1/30/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know, but didnt we have a great fiasco when we had the Chicago marathon here? How many people died? My point is, if these idiots who work in planning these events cant get a small venue like the marathon right, how in the hell do they think the Olympics will be run? Bring it on lets see what happens. Fuck you Daley and all your little bitches you have working for you.

P.S. How do I apply for the Mayors detail? I need the extra money, and I am sure to be clout promoted in the future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/30/2009 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just drove past 003 and they are putting in play ground equipment. Is this Burger Queen's new initiative? Maybe J-Fed can be Ronald McDonald?

1/30/2009 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP,

What happened at the Core Group meeting scheduled for 26 January? What is the situation with our contract negotiations? Why aren't we being kept informed? What is taking so long?

We have the best bargaining chip in history, the 2016 Olympics!

Get it together and inform the membership of what is happening.

1/30/2009 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hereby proclaim Vincent Richardson, AKA "The Kid" an honorary member of the Chicago Police Department.

Signed
J-Fed

PS He is the only guy I can get to work for me.

1/30/2009 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Since everyone is speaking of security issues: The department is probably going to shut down that chicagocop.com web site. Although, I myself find it helpful, it's probably a bad idea in light of the 14-year-old police impersonator to have a web page with that much information on it. Anyone can get that password. A few of us in my unit were talking and it should probably be scraped. I think that guy got enough money. lets think about being careful. Just my opinion.

1/30/2009 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Daley's Quest for Fire." -- SCC

My God, you are nasty. Pure vitriol.

I salute you.

1/30/2009 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT DO YOU THINK 1700, 1760,RALPH S. AND BLAGO HAVE IN COMMON??? DO YOU THINK MEALER WAS MADE COMMANDER BECAUSE HE WAS A LAWYER?? LOOK REAL HARD AT THIS MEALERS APPOINTMENT. IS THERE ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN MEALER AND BLAGO?? YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN MEALER JUMP ON THE BACK OF THE ARRESTEE IN FRONT OF BLAGO'S HOME LAST NIGHT... MEALERS JUST TRING TO KEEP HIS SPOT... IS IT TRUE RALPH S. FROM 017 WAS ROD'S BODYGUARD DETAILED FROM THE CITY AND PAID BY THE CITY TO GUARD ROD??? HOW DID THE MAYOR EXPLAIN THAT ONE.. HE DOES'NT HAVE TO EXPLAIN ANYTHING "I AM GOD"... MAYOR YOU SHOULD BE NAMED IN THIS FEDERAL ARREST ALSO YOU....

1/30/2009 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting editorial agenda setting by the Libune. Strangely there was no article at all on the civil rights lawsuit filed this week by the white repairman who was arrested by two black Chicago cops while working on the South side and then allegedly tasered and tortured by them while in custody.

That is a local story, but ignored by the Tribune -- appparently that news is at odds with their leftist agenda.
=============

the above is from the Tribs comments.

Anyone hear about this?

1/30/2009 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J.D. LaRue said...
Sorry, off thread, but being the ghoul that I am, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the ratio of homicides is this year compared to last, after one month. Thanx, be safe out there.

1/30/2009 01:06:00 PM

How far is your head up your ass? Just wondering.

1/30/2009 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Thank you Alderman Thomas Allen of the 38 th ward. We had a Garbage truck drive down are street today and collect all ( items used to save street spots ) from the street and the curb.

1/30/2009 02:24:00 PM

Gonna be a lot of broken windows today.

1/30/2009 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the past two days, inspectors at 26th cal head hunting. court sgt's in branchs filled with anger and writing officers up. yeah, this approach will not only increase security but will improve morale with the troops! NOTTTT

Another dumb idea from dumb white shirts

1/30/2009 03:02:00 PM

So sorry you can't sit there all day or come back later and sign out, ruining overtime for everyone.

1/30/2009 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
carothers can't make capt until after he gets his 2 years in rank. the application is very specific and if he does, yeah, i'll make big dough off of shakman because that would be a violation...

2nd the letter sent out to all white shirts about "carlos" my commander never got it and neither did i, not that it wasn't sent but not every white shirt got it

1/30/2009 05:16:00 PM

You my friend are out of the loop. What I meant was, white shirts that matter.

1/30/2009 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If this "Carlos Velez" exists, is he related to the retired Jose Velez, the one-time commander?

That would explain a lot.

1/30/2009 04:16:00 PM

Can u say "urban legend"?

1/30/2009 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Signed:
Greatful reader and charter member of the KMA Club.

1/30/2009 05:26:00 PM

I'm surprised you spelled KMA right.

1/30/2009 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

Email sent about

Sgt. Carlos Velez (Merit Detective, Merit Sergeant and now about to be made MERIT LIEUTENANT


Velez Carlos Sergeant Dept Of Police $87,534 08/11/86 City of Chicago

DIDNT NEED A DEPERTMENT COMPUTER TO FIND HIM....

BOY AND GIRLS THE SUPE DOESNT MAKE MERIT PICKS HE IS CLUELESS!

JUST FOLLOW THE ASS CLOWN THAT ARE BOSSES BUT WERE NEVER THE POLICE.

SOME BONES HEAD SENDING AN EMAIL LIKE THAT, DONT THINK ALD CARUTHER DIDNT GET A COPY EITHER B-CUZ HIS BROTHER WANT TO B A CAPTAIN!

FUNNY THING IS THAT IS THE TYPE OF TRAIL THAT WOULD MAKE A LEGIT PERSON GOIN 4 THE PROMOTION TO FILE A LAWSUIT ONCE THEY R PASSED OVER... I WOULD EXPECT THE HISPANIC SURNAMED SGT MIGHT HAVE HAS HIS SPOT BLOWN TO PIECES... ITS FUNNY THAT THE POSTER DIDNT MENTION THE NAME OF THE SENDER!?!

SO IT SOUNDS LIKE AN INSIDE COCKBLOCK!

1/30/2009 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
All construction sites should be required to have off duty police officers for traffic control on the scene everyday until completed! I am tired of some Walsh lackey or niece screwing up traffic every time a cement truck or 18 wheeler wants to unload! Boston requires it. But no, Walsh and Kenny sleep with the Mayor! Closed shop operations!

1/30/2009 01:01:00 PM

So does the state of arizona!

1/30/2009 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SCC:

Please do a an informal survey on a yes or no for the Olympics....keep it up for about a week and let's see what results we get. Thanks.

Signed:
Greatful reader and charter member of the KMA Club.

1/30/2009 05:26:00 PM

I wish the press would do it also!

1/30/2009 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I think about the 14 year old kid fiasco, the more I feel sorry for the Watch Commander.

OMG, I can't even imagine the shock and horror of finding out that a 14 year old, on your watch, the one you are in charge of, has been on patrol, stopping citizens, writing citations and interacting with the public at large.

What a nightmare!

1/30/2009 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are three major sources for news:

#1: United Press Syndicate
#2: Associated Press
#3: SecondCity Cop Blogspot

...not necessarily in that order...

Keep up the good work.

1/30/2009 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Olympics will cost $B's over years to prepare for an event that will last about 2 - 2.5 weeks. We will paying for it for generations.

Has anyone seen any of the plans?

Environmental impact studies?

Wait until the plans are revealed and people see what neighborhoods are going to be bulldozed for the Olympic village.

People that have lived in apartments for years will be evicted by landlords that want to make $25,000/month renting to some visiting corporation.

Police OT? Dream on. They will hire minimum wage security guards.

1/30/2009 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Actually I agree it was funny. But not too brite to fax it for the white shirts to see.

1/30/2009 08:26:00 PM"


Great comedy requires great risk.

1/31/2009 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"olympics or no olympics FUCK THE KMA CLUB!!! PLEASE RETIRE!!!

1/30/2009 08:24:00 PM"


Be careful what you wish for, junior, very careful.

1/31/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Relax your throat: cup the balls. There you go. Now gargle.

Now you have the cream to go with that coffee.

1/30/2009 08:04:00 PM"


Words from the expert.

1/31/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
carothers can't make capt until after he gets his 2 years in rank. the application is very specific and if he does, yeah, i'll make big dough off of shakman because that would be a violation...

2nd the letter sent out to all white shirts about "carlos" my commander never got it and neither did i, not that it wasn't sent but not every white shirt got it
1/30/2009 05:16:00 PM
You my friend are out of the loop. What I meant was, white shirts that matter.
1/30/2009 10:55:00 PM
Whew, that must mean I have not totally lost my mind yet...

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

OT: To, 1/30/2009 11:33:00 AM

When your done blowing yourself you can do me too. Relax your throat: cup the balls. There you go. Now gargle.

Now you have the cream to go with that coffee.

1/30/2009 08:04:00 PM


That was hysterical! Thanks for the laugh.

1/31/2009 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT; SCC with the inclusion of the secret service as inspectors, former feebs re-writing general orders and the realinment of the department and districts, would this fall under the perview as a federal oversight?
------------------------------
If I had to guess, the selection of Weis as superintendent was some kind of deal Daley made to avoid having CPD put under federal supervision. You may not want to admit it, but things were not good in the CPD, and there was little chance of it changing for the better unless an outside force made it happen.

1/30/2009 10:13:00 AM


Okay, so when is it going to START getting better. I've been ever so patiently waiting for these changes in the abuse of powers, cronyism, 'special select' people, etc. Hope it STARTS sometime.

1/31/2009 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2nd the letter sent out to all white shirts about "carlos" my commander never got it and neither did i, not that it wasn't sent but not every white shirt got it

1/30/2009 05:16:00 PM

No prob - hey dufus Lt out there - resend that email please.

Done.

1/31/2009 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Olympics are like a cheap whore dressed up like a call girl. They demand top dollar up front and you end up paying for it later too.

Ask Eliot Spitzer.

1/31/2009 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, the W/C was not in the white castle at the time??????????

1/31/2009 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yahoo news has an article about the Bejing "Bird's Nest" stadium and how it's fallen into disrepair since the Olympics. They want to turn it into a mall. Can you imagine what all those buildings, stadiums etc.. will look like AFTER the Olympics here?

1/31/2009 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I think about the 14 year old kid fiasco, the more I feel sorry for the Watch Commander.

OMG, I can't even imagine the shock and horror of finding out that a 14 year old, on your watch, the one you are in charge of, has been on patrol, stopping citizens, writing citations and interacting with the public at large.

What a nightmare!

1/30/2009 11:10:00 PM

BUT YOU FEEL NOTHING BUT DISDAIN FOR 395 WHO'S GOING WIND UP BEING THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB IN THE WHOLE FIASCO, RIGHT? SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE WHITE SHIRT PUNK BITCH, DIME A DOZEN ON THE GOOD OLE CPD.

1/31/2009 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"olympics or no olympics FUCK THE KMA CLUB!!! PLEASE RETIRE!!!

1/30/2009 08:24:00 PM"


Be careful what you wish for, junior, very careful.

1/31/2009 12:07:00 AM

Hey kid you went to college and look at you my son1 Your an idiot like the other kids who went to skool,and mom and dad are broke and cannot retire. We are still paying off your loans child! Just think if you have under 10 years you will be a 401K soon,but thanks for paying into us old timers pension! Now get a life goofus!

1/31/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Olympics will cost $B's over years to prepare for an event that will last about 2 - 2.5 weeks. We will paying for it for generations.

Has anyone seen any of the plans?

Environmental impact studies?

Wait until the plans are revealed and people see what neighborhoods are going to be bulldozed for the Olympic village.

People that have lived in apartments for years will be evicted by landlords that want to make $25,000/month renting to some visiting corporation.

Police OT? Dream on. They will hire minimum wage security guards.

1/30/2009 11:24:00 PM

True Dat! Just like at midway where I work with other doa offocers,we will be gone,the enw owners wanted cpd but j-fed cannot give any more coppers up! (Look though at transfer order from last night all to msf and tru stripping districts more time due? think no). The new orders will behiring security guards at $7.00 per hour safety I guess is on the back burner!

1/31/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HE is grooming Huberman for Mayor.

Little Hubie will take over when he retires. Just another appointment er anointment.

1/31/2009 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its time for His Honor and all his people to DIAF.



Got a match?

1/31/2009 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Actually I agree it was funny. But not too brite to fax it for the white shirts to see.

1/30/2009 08:26:00 PM"


Great comedy requires great risk.

1/31/2009 12:06:00 AM

Great comedy? Boy, are coppers standards that low?

1/31/2009 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, so when is it going to START getting better. I've been ever so patiently waiting for these changes in the abuse of powers, cronyism, 'special select' people, etc. Hope it STARTS sometime.
-------------------------------
My guess is it will take several more years before anything changes for the better.

Daley might have been better off selecting a retired general. Someone used to directing large numbers of people and use to having his orders followed.

Weis seems to be more of a bureaucrat than a leader.

1/31/2009 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Olympics aren't that much of a big deal any more. People watch the girl gymnasts, some of the swimming and diving, and the rest ... meh. The whole spectacle is not compelling enough to warrant the amount of money spent.

1/31/2009 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Carlos Velez (Merit Detective, Merit Sergeant and now about to be made MERIT LIEUTENANT

Carlos, a merit sergeant, in the clout baby unit, cold case. Now to be a merit lieutenant in another clout unit. Just give up people, it's not even worth trying to get a legit promotion or a legit transfer to a decent unit.

1/31/2009 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why cant there be a notification to the olympic committe to READ THIS SITE

1/31/2009 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
What's up in 012? You guys sure got a lot of shootings lately!

1/30/2009 10:42:00 AM

Proactive police work is a thing of the past. Wait until someone's dead, then let the dicks sit around and write tons of paper. Don't forget to submit that evidence. Blackberry every white shirt on the CPD. E-mail that log. Have you seen MY database?

The weather's better; let the games begin. Every day, fewer and fewer of us care. Protect each other and your familiies. That's all that matters.

1/31/2009 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love mayor daley guezzz y wont people give him a break!!!!! and i think we should have the olimpics her in chicago!!!

you all are just hating mayor daley greatness!!

1/31/2009 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whistler Canada British Columbia is about 100 miles north of Vancouver. This is where the winter games will be held. It's an idyllic village turned tourist trap. They were building at warp speed when I visted there a couple years ago.

If you want a true alpine wilderness experience, keep going north to the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

1/31/2009 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Thank you Alderman Thomas Allen of the 38 th ward. We had a Garbage truck drive down are street today and collect all ( items used to save street spots ) from the street and the curb.

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

Too bad the truck didn't continue to O'Hare to collect Allen's sponsee the midget general foreman.

Maybe he's related to Shortshanks?

1/31/2009 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember Captain Gleeson? We need Captains like that today.

1/31/2009 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois is so ripe for the taking right now. If the GOP could ralign themselves as a true CONSERVATIVE Party, the Party of Reform, they would sweep Illinois.

Politics starts on the local level, I have been educating all of my neighbors, friends and relatives and advising them to do likewise. I think that there may be some surprises next election.

People are disgusted with the waste, corruption, lies, backdeals, gun control, taxation, loss of jobs, potholes, poor snow removal, lack of police presence and overall arrogance.

1/31/2009 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why cant there be a notification to the olympic committe to READ THIS SITE

1/31/2009 06:24:00 PM

because this site could crown Jesus Christ himself as the new Superintendent and EVERYONE WOULD BITCH PISS AND MOAN!!! Jesus Christ HIMSELF could advocate for the Olympics and EVERYONE WOULD BITCH PISS AND MOAN Jesus Christ himself could negotiate our next contract and EVERYONE WOULD BITCH PISS AND MOAN get it everyone is getting tired of the same people bitching pissing and moaning about the same shit day in and day out! GET OVER IT AND MOVE ON!!!!!

1/31/2009 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Great comedy? Boy, are coppers standards that low?

1/31/2009 02:26:00 PM"


Ya had ta have been there.

2/01/2009 02:23:00 AM  

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