Thursday, January 29, 2009

J-Fed Press Conference

  • Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said today it was "unforgivable ...angering and disturbing" that a 14-year-old boy tricked officers into accepting him as one of their own for the major part of a shift last week.

    "We were fortunate this young man had no evil in his heart," he said. "...We dodged a bullet on this one."

    "This was a matter of complacency. People failed to implement policies that were in place. This is unacceptable."

And the number of firings or demotions and amount of blame to be assessed?
  • Weis refused to specifically blame anybody for the security breach, but said it was the duty of every officer and every supervisor to challenge any suspicious individual, something that wasn't done in this case.

    In addition to an internal department investigation into what went wrong and what procedural changes might be in order, he said he has asked the U.S. Secret Service to conduct an independent investigation of departmental security.

    He also said that retailers of police uniforms and equipment had been reminded of security guidelines.

That would be zero then. Evidently, everyone involved is just too damn heavy to discipline or take the heat for this one. J-Fed says it's the "duty of every officer and every supervisor to challenge any suspicious individual," meaning that in a station that has more unsecured ingress and egress points than Niagara Falls, everyone better be running around with a leaky bucket to catch the drops falling down.

Thank goodness we can finally put this episode behind us and potential security breaches have been addressed. Move along people - nothing to see here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like crump hales will again survive! ok boss secret service looking into this? A child could figure out we have no security! Guess the clouted in 003 and everywhere else will survive and you have no affect at all on them! mayor asshole will still control all the strings along with his 50 thieves! We thought we were going to a positive change guess not? We need another major shake up want SCC to post a thread where we would show you command incompetence? But if so maybe if without your permission SCC should do that if the great wizrd in the air sees fit to do it! Thanks SCC for all the great help!

1/29/2009 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago gone today---and with him goes pension portability bye bye! Earn it like everyone else!!! (sorry, but after 90 days without the Govs signature it goes back to the floor and buried under every other BS law proposed! Hopefully FLOP leaves it be and stops wasting time, money and resources on this BS idea!!!)

1/29/2009 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

A WEISel would never lie. Right, coward?

Don't miss the below thread entitled "Weis on Hot Seat - Again"

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

Hey whats the diffrence between Jody Weiss and the 14 year old?......
Nothing they are both police impersonaters.

1/29/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Jody Weis so mad about the whole impersonator issue..... Because the kid has more time in a squad car then he does.

1/29/2009 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey FOP UPDATE THE CONTRACT PROPOSALS!!! 6/20/08 IS NOT ANYWHERE NEAR CURRENT DOUCHE BAGS!!!

1/29/2009 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For more than eight years I worked at Homan Square. In that time there were 4 occasions I can remember where I or my partner and I stopped people who had passed the barricade, the "police only" sign, and the guard shack and were in the parking lot where all the covert and officers cars are parked. I also know of two occasions where trespassers were caught INSIDE the building. SWAT, Bomb and Arson, OCD, are just a few of the units in the building. The guard shack is pretty much a joke. With the exception of one or two people who work in there most are "too busy", or just don't want to be bothered to actually challenge anyone walking by. Especially the extra large guy who is in the booth on mids. Who's last name is a product he should try drinking more of to actually stay awake and do the simple, mindless job. But then again because of daddy he will always have a spot. Well, gotta go to Starbucks and get some COFFEE. See you soon SCC

1/29/2009 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

umm, he wasn't suspicious. that's the whole point. he was practiced, deliberate, adept at deception and used his knowledge of the department to exploit holes in the system. responsibility for systemic failure rests at the top (jody). that holes existed to be exploited is due to chronic mismanagement of the department and department resources, responsibility for which rests at the toppermost (daley, dick m.).

but i suppose it's easier to chuck the whole watch under the bus for this one, you know every officer is responsible etc. real stand up there jody.

1/29/2009 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Increase stand up roll calls, outdoor roll calls and appearances from the inspector at court. That will take care of the security problem! NOTTTTTTTT.

Instead of addressing the problem, the dept will handle this entire situation the wrong way as usual.

Some stations are worse than others. Some don't have a security problem at all and some are leading the embarassing pack. Instead of fucking with everybody, each station should be addressed as a case by case senerio but I bet you that wont happen.

Just like with our 30,000 candle power kel lights. 2 officers out of the whole entire department misused it and thumped a banger with dope in his mouth on the north side and then "Bam", the flashlights are banned citywide and we have to use little stingers as our primary lights with half the candlestick power. This was a fucked up move like so many others that the department makes. Talk about putting officers in harms way. The stinger is a good backup light but as a primary, it sucks Daley's big toe.

1/29/2009 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to say it, but if this 14-year old incident happened in a white district with predominantly white bosses, they'd have all been demoted by now, but in a majority black district with meritorious black promoted supervisors with ties to reverends, jesse jackson, etc. they won't get shit done to them. Just calling it like it is which we should not be afraid to do.

1/29/2009 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Spot the Loser said...

"he said he has asked the U.S. Secret Service to conduct an independent investigation of departmental security."

Yeah, go get the "Secret Service." Maybe he can get the secret service jagoff who lives in Naperville. The mope pulled his coat back so the Metra ticket agent could see his big bad-ass pistol, told her not to worry because he was "law enforcement" then asked "do they have metal detectors on the train?" The scared shitless ticket agent called 911 and reported an armed man on the train. It was stopped in Lisle for over an hour and a hlaf while coppers from several agencies searched it. Finally Secret Service Man fessed up, identified himself and said, "gee, sorry, I never rode a train before and it was an honest mistake."
I think Ronald McDonald would be a better choice.

1/29/2009 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous tru dat said...

It is a shame it happened, once again we need the feds to tell us how to fix it. We should know how to handle security in our stations, however liberal leadership in certain districts want to allow citizens to dictate how we operate. The female commander of this district everyone knows is underqualified and way to complacent with her community that she brought this enviroment to the station, follow the leader.

I happened to be in that station on an arrest and while behind the desk a "street person" walked up to the counter reached over and grabbed a CPD phone and began dialing out. I yelled at him to put the phone down when I was stopped by desk personnel and was informed it was O.K. that the commander allows them to use it. I replied back that this guy could be calling up a dope order or prostitute on a CPD line. Response man that dudes here every night to sleep in the lobby, its all good, don't worry about it.

This is the type of atmosphere created by the one in charge of that district.

1/29/2009 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

secret service?

1/29/2009 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it seems like the police department is in the news everyday and it is always negative. i still go to work everyday and have fun. i wish things could be better but am thankful i have a good job and work with a lot of great people from the bosses on down. LIGHTEN UP PEOPLE-- bosses come and go, equipment snafus happen, contracts in this city are never settled on time. god bless, stay safe, and back each other up. i am not a boss, i am a blue boy pushing a beat car around just like you.

1/29/2009 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was walking into the side entrance in 023 the other day (1 day after the 14 year old story hit the news) and an explorer punched in the code and waltzed right in! He was coming from the admin building and I assume it is just a case of another lazy ass cop not wanting to walk the 20 or so steps to let this kid in. This lack of security comes from within. From the district commanders, to W/C, Lts, Sgts and even blue shirts and CPD civilians. If there were some sort of security system that would require, say, a swipe of a police ID card to enter police stations the biggest complainers would be those bitching loudest now! It would be some "scam" about swinping in, and some asshole would cry conspiracy and the device would be broken in a matter of days! If you implemented this for guys right out of the academy and enforced it, then security would be no big deal. But you have these old, krusty, set in their ways, do nothing, "KMA" pricks that would find a way around it! I guarantee it wasnt some 2 year wonder "hair gel" who took it upon himself to prop a door open with a garbage can! No way... you could take an identical picture at damn near every station in the city and the culprit would most likely be the 30 year old krusty guy who doesnt feel the need to secure the station because "hey, thats how its always been, kid!" WAKE THE FUCK UP!!! These are different times and your old timer attitude is a MAJOR part of the current problems with the CPD! Sure many of the offenders in these black eye cases (SOS, Cozzi, Abbate etc) had less than 20 years on the job, but every last one of them were trained and learned the flawed methods of some old time clown who thinks this is 1970!!!

1/29/2009 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hate him

1/29/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is The Unfrozen Caveman saying I should challenge any suspicious individual?

I'm kinda conflicted on where I encounter more suspicious people, in the street or those that I work with!

1/29/2009 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me see if I understand this...J-Fed has requested the USSS to conduct an audit of our security? Is this the SAME Secret Service that requested of the Supt. That he leave the former Special Functions officers who had been assigned to assist them in protecting President Obama in place, only to have that request ignored?
1) I can't believe Weis would have the nerve to ask anything of them after he ignored their previous request
2) I can't believe the USSS would lift a finger to assist Weis

1/29/2009 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I was J-Fed, I'd resign this place. I think he's finally getting it that he's Daley's Fall Guy. Who caused all of this by not promoting fairly, but instead on politics? Who saw to it that hiring standards were lowered just for the sake of Political Correctness? Who caused the Morale of a once outstanding Department [except for the tons of Clout-Heavy who never did any Police Work house mice and bosses pet girlfriends] to drop all the way into the gutter? Who has robbed the public of their tax dollars allocated for proper and professional police service, coverage, upgraded training, equipment, etc; for the sake of the almighty election and the Olympics? J-Fed might not perfectly fit the Supt's. shoes, but he's just a Tool for you -know-who, that has caused all of this. Place blame where blame should rightfully go to, the City Hall Weasels and their disgusting leader.

1/29/2009 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who bit off J-Fed's eyebrows??

1/29/2009 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That kid should be the next superintendent...

1/29/2009 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a goof- go to the Feds for security? Ask them about John Connelly the former FBI supervisor who was just convicted of murder in Florida a few months ago.
When they find Whitey Bulger , let me know.

old retired guy

1/29/2009 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what were the 'suspicious' things that would have led to this kid being seen as a 'suspicious individual', jody?


The kid's demeanor?

The kid's appearance?

The kid's actions?


The kid, apparently, displayed nothing that led to his being seen as a 'suspicious individual'.


On the other hand, jody has repeatedly exhibited behavior that has been suspicious.

Has anyone checked his ID lately?

1/29/2009 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reports from the CAPS meeting in the 009th district are statrting to come in....
Leona Helm (promoted to captain, went straight to city hall, then district commander. Never had to bother with actually being a watch commander, but don't worry, it's only your pension money) stated that districts will have to hold a community event every 2 weeks (this will do wonders for our new enhanced station security) She was so mad that there were not enough CAPS events ( translation=wasted $) that she even informed the CAPS supervisors that city counsel creatures were threatening to withhold CAPS money. What would all these fine, streetwise p.o's and supervisors do? "Chief" Helms (approx. 163,000 a year) would have to actualy do some police work fir the first time. Don't let CAPS fail....otherwise you might get stuck working with one of theses CAPS officers.

1/29/2009 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are a joke j-fed quit while you are ahead. 310K a year for terrorism expertise. I want a refund.
In your news conference you failed to mention how you left a wounded Chicago police detective in a hallway.

1/29/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Secret Service To Investigate Fake Teen Cop

CHICAGO (STNG) -- The U.S. Secret Service will review the Chicago Police Department's security procedures following an embarrassing breach by a 5-foot-3 14-year-old who got away with impersonating an officer for a day last weekend, Police Supt. Jody Weis said Thursday.

1/29/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heaven forbid the spin we're in!

1/29/2009 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what happens after the USSS deems our dept a security risk?
Will it change anything?

1/29/2009 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As hard as this is to say, J-Fed is right. There is enough blame to go around. Security is everyones job. We all need to be aware and alert. If something looks out of place it should be challenged, no matter what your roll in the department is. I came on the job in the very early 90's, at that time there were still many old timers from the 60's and even a few from the late 50's. These guys were ruthless. I remember my first night at roll call. It was scary to say the least. First thing out of one of the old timers mouths was, "Who the fuck is the fucking new kid? Hey kid, who the fuck are you?" It was rude, and mean and uncomfortable, but it was also their own little type of security measure. They, the old guys, weren't afraid to challenge the unknowns, the new kids or anyone else for that matter. If some det. walked in off the street and didn't identify themselves to the desk sgt, some old timer would jump in the dic's shit. "Hey you, who the fuck are you?" or "What the hell, you to good to talk to us?" Crude, yes, effective, definitely. Over the years, because of circumstances and incidents to numerous to list here, we have lost our teeth as the police. I, for one, believe we need to get back to being a little more gritty, a little more imposing and intimidating. Yes, I know that this is the 21st century and we are supposed to be warm and fuzzy, the kinder gentler police. Well look where that has gotten us. We are so afraid of our own shadows that not one single solitary officer for an entire watch in one of the most dangerous, busy districts in the city had enough balls to call out someone who they had never seen before. It is sad. Like I said in the beginning, and I know I will take shit for this, J-Fed is right. It is the responsibility of each and everyone of us to ensure the security of our work space and to ensure the security of the city. If you are afraid to confront someone in your own house, how then do you expect to confront someone on the street. We all need to man the fuck up and take back what we have earned. We are the POLICE!! Let's start acting like it!
P.S. Did the guy who took the picture of the back door of 003 go up there and close the doors after he/she took that picture or did it stay propped open?

Also, SCC, some have called you on the carpet for making this into a "big" deal. Well it is a big deal and I think that this has been a good thing for the department. It might be painful but it will help implement change that has been long overdue.

1/29/2009 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, it is the promotion system in the CPD. Bosses who know nothing and get promoted because of a test OR a test of who they know. Lets talk about the crappy supervisors within the department. How about changing how people get promoted. A simple test does not make someone a leader. Like in 015 on 3rd watch, Sgt "Suspenders". This guy LOVES to micromanage and then has NO clue how to be the police. There are PPOs on the watch with more arrests then he has in a career. No one wants to do any work for him. And yet, he still doesn't realize it is because of him people dont want to work in 015. To Sgt "Suspenders": Get off your high horse and learn how to be the Police before you try to lead the Police.

1/29/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK What am I missing ? USSS does financial crimes, counterfeiting, etc, They do Protective Services, Ummm, What exactly are they investigating ? Why are they the ones to look into "departmental security"?

Everytime this guy gets into a jam his biggest fix is to call someone in at a FederaL level. What a complete fuck.

Supt. go to a fucking station unannounced one night at 2 am, bring a pad and paper and walk around, and ask yourself two questions, would I want to be here, and am I safe here.

Hint: No, shithead.

1/29/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck does Ron Hubbermen know? This dipshit gets high ranking jobs across the board and never seems to stay around long enough to finish fucking it up!

1/29/2009 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It boils down every building in the fucking City is a joke except for 35th Street.

You got every Tom,Dick and Harry and any other Shit bag that wants to get into the the Homicide Offices of any Area just walking in, no chanllenges otehr thatn from the stunned detectives taht encounter them as they are wandering around the floor.

So I gues J-Fed was right we did dodge a bulet literally. Imagine what some fucking gangbangers could have done!!!!!

1/29/2009 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me? Now we'll have the damned U.S. SECRET SERVICE in our lives??????

1/29/2009 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the hell are the Supervisors involved in this calamity.

1/29/2009 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure that any secret service report will be DOA and filed upon arrival. I wonder if Tokyo (our olympic rival) has these problems.

1/29/2009 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody! Git yer ass in here! Dis is unexpectable! I want ansirs.Sumbuddy got to answer fer dis! We are startin to look like da joke dat we are to da public now. Dis can't be good fer da Limpics. It's a good ting dat our guy Obama's in da White House now or dat might not happen at all.

How could dis kid git in der like dat? Why am I promptin all of deez people dat have clout? You know dey still got ta do something on dat job. Dey can't just show up an do nuttin.

Now here's what yuze gotta do. Yuze tell da public dat yer callin in da feds. See, we got nobody cops here, but da fedz, dats who can take care of everyting.Dats gonna keep da public happy on dis one. You really stepped in it dis time wit dis kid Jody! What da hell am I payin you for? Yer lucky people don't care about nuttin in dis town or I would have to fire yer ass and admit I could make a mistake. Now git yer ass outa here and get me a cup of coffee!

1/29/2009 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be zero then. Evidently, everyone involved is just too damn heavy to discipline or take the heat for this one.
Wrong Scc, its 003. Their is no clout. If you were talking 001,009,016, 018,019,020,021, then i would be convincent but rember its 003 "nada el clouto aqui"

1/29/2009 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So hiring Huberman to run the schools is a good idea because he is a "good manager". Thus, the Bears should hire Ozzie Guillen to be their coach according to Daley's philosophy.

1/29/2009 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its nice to see that this guys solution to everything is to call in the feds to investigate. The writing is on the wall if you mess up the feds will investigate you. This guy was a fed and still is a fed. It sends a strong message that he has no faith in this department to investigate itself.

1/29/2009 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnnie Fontane/JFed..What can I do, what can I do...Godfather/Secret Service..You can act like a man! instead of some Daley finocchio

1/29/2009 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY SCC

I just heard that a TV news crew was able to breach the 003 district security about an hour ago.....Any truth to this??

1/29/2009 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doesn't jody weis look like the space alien from bugs bunny?

you might have to be 35 or older to understand.

btw, the photo of him in the trib now with a frown. ee gads this man is UGLY.

1/29/2009 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jfraud has no clue what is going on. He is out of town more than the mayor. Every confrence or convention or meeting he can go to he does because it is on the city dime and he gets away from the BS that is the chicago police dept. Jfraud has been completly and totaly overwhelmed by the ignorance incompetance and stupidity that passes for leaders and bosses in the CPD. He knows he cannot fix it, it is just to big a problem, he has given up and is just cashing the paychecks and probably looking for his next gig in two years.

1/29/2009 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy working the Desk on 2nd watch in 003 on the Day this happened is a MERIT Sgt. for the guys working 003 look at the last promotion list under merit. No wonder this kid was able to get through, look who's checking. Sgt DG the MERIT boy.

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

One thing is certain, Jimmy Jackson deserves a big bump for telling all the lies they made him recite to the press the other day.

What loyalty and dedication to the Mayor.

1/29/2009 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a joke, using the Secret Service as a pawn in this abysmal nightmare. The USSS should not fall into this trap.

1/29/2009 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess JFed has no confidence in the CPD if he has to use the Secret Service to conduct the security audit.

I would consider that another huge slap in the face to the CPD, delivered by our own Superintendent.

1/29/2009 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME......EVERY OFFFIER'S RESPONSIBILITY!!! As i recall you want us to aggressively patrol this shithole of a city and lock these animals up. So now.... while we are busy doing all this paperwork and while guarding our own prisoners, you want us to do what?? check every person walking into the station, but not only that, every person that's even wearing the official uniform of the CPD. It's your responsibility to create a safe work environment for me in the station i work at, if i get hurt becasue a building isn't property secured, i will sue this city for everything it's worth!! you can believe that and i'll get paid!! Get Real J-Fed you are a the biggest joke of a boss in the history of ANYTHING!! Get The Fuck Out Of My City!!!! I will never follow your lead or do anything you ask.

P.S.
Next time i'm gonna Ask Dump-Hales for her i.d. because i might not know she's the police considering she wears a different "Weave" everyday of the week.

1/29/2009 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you know that will go nowhere. Because it all needs money to fix. But when the Secret Service is finished with all the District Stations they can come by Homan and the ERPS desk. That's the place where any manner of bonded out felon comes to claim his property the po po illegaly took from him/her when they were arrested. Twenty to thirty men, women and children sitting and standing, shoulder to shoulder wainting for hours to get their stuff. MF'n the police, throwing gang signs, causing problems for people who have legit busines in the building. No security, do you think these citizens don't come packin their shit for protection. Then of course you have officers comming in to pick up court evidence, dropping off narcotics, dui kits and any other manner of evidence at the forensic desk, also in this room. But thats OK, the boses don't come through this entrance their safe.

1/29/2009 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Mr. FBI, terror/security expert didn't have the brains to send auditing and Internal control out to assess dept security? No, gotta write up the chumps for uniform violations.

Nobody wants to hear this, but they used to be pretty good at assessing units.

Then, of course, there's his command staff. Too busy in the command daisy chain to look at their own houses?

Who should we blame?

Let's have the Secret Service come in and tell us to lock the doors, and wear i.d. tags. Better yet, retired SS, so they can bill the dept as "consultants."

1/29/2009 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

about 12 years ago, a copper in summer mobile had his twin brother (not the police) go in and work a shift for him.

they got caught, but as far as i know, nothing really came of it. the copper stuck around the dept for another 10 years before finally getting disability.

1/29/2009 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seceret Service memo to Jody: Our investigation has concluded that you should resign.

1/29/2009 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous the Spinners said...

SPIN, JODY, SPIN!

1/29/2009 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Stuart Smalley said...

Time for you daily affirmation, Mr. Weis.

Now look in the mirror and repeat after me:

"I'm good enough. I'm smart enough and doggone it, people like me."

DENIAL is not just a river in Egypt, G-Boy.

1/29/2009 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this newsworthy? More hatred against the CPD and those who swear to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-rifle-stolen-blotter-sw-29jan29,0,4601609.story

~FUCK THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE~

1/29/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just who would one blame for such a thing? is for instance, there any requirement for supervisors to positively ID officers before sending them out on duty? or to ensure they are properly equipped?

1/29/2009 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why arent you writing about this cop?

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1403339,CST-NWS-towed29.article

1/29/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

SCC, have you noticed that there has been 7 homicides that pass 4 days? All the BS of the 14 year old has undermined this.

005: 122/State stabbing
004: 81/Houston shooting
003: 68/Indiana (double homicide shooting)
012: 16/Loomis shooting
007: 70th/Damen stabbing
005: 122/Racine shooting

1/29/2009 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure that if J-FED dumped the Commander, that all of the other Commanders in the department would be doing 24 hour roving patrols of the buildings. Problem solved.

1/29/2009 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now when the Olympic committee votes against Chicago, all that "Olympic" money Daley has is going to fund our pensions instead right?

1/29/2009 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see what stupid shit we have to do now that our leader is MAD!

1/29/2009 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cant touch the illiterate crump hales huh? try boarding plane with gun, run a district that allows 14yo in cars and still face no repurcussions? Im sure somehow this will fall on a blue shirt right? Its the city way!

1/29/2009 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD does not need any feds to tell them how to lock doors and get shitbirds out of the lobbys. What CPD does need to do is to dump merit and get back to promoting people who know how to police the streets. And of course, the feds can say what ever they want, shortshanks will not pay for any of it so whats the point ? If mayor shortdick cared about having a great police dept. the money would be found somewhere ! That goes to show he doesnt give a f*ck about the cops or civilians.

1/29/2009 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah the patrol division will get the blame again!

1/29/2009 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does this surprise anybody?? This shows how really incompetent this whole dept is. We do not work for a police department, we perform in a circus with an ex-fed as the ring master. You can be sure that no supervisor will take the fall for this, and most likely a p.o. will end up taking time for this fiasco. And they want the Olympics here? Ha! How are they going to provide security for thousands of international athletes and millions of spectators when they cannot secure one police station? What more will it take to cause the changes this department so desparately needs? Maybe if we had WORKING EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES THAT ARE NOT SUBSTANDARD, a FULL COMPLEMENT of officers on EVERY WATCH, a RESPECTABLE CONTRACT, leaders that were promoted because they have EXPERIENCE NOT CLOUT, and better MORALE, maybe this and other problems wouldn't happen. The city better prepare for more embarrassing incidences and unfavorable press if they want to continue abusing and neglecting the police department.

1/29/2009 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think JFed has Drew Peteren on his payroll. When the heat gets too hot, JFed calls Drew and Drew jumps back on the media band wagon. Drew's media antics keep the masses preoccupied of any substantial issues of the day.

What a world we live in.

1/29/2009 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, J-Fed,

You going to watch Saturday Night Live with guest star Steve Martin this weekend?

You are the consumate asshole. Take a hike, pussy boy.

1/29/2009 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adios, Blowjobevich! Pass on our regards when you see Ryan at Terre Haute, you thievin' cocksucker.

1/29/2009 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. But;

"STATE POLICE LEAVE BLAGO" but "CHICAGO POLICE TAKE OVER"?

WTF? (Coo Coo, Koo Koo)

Tell those clowns (Cmdr) from 017 to move on. The citizens that live in 017 need service also.

Fu*k that POS and his family. They have cost the taxpayers millions because of his decisions and his wife's refusal to live in the "Springfield Mansion" that we all pay for.

He had to RUSH home today from Springfield in the Company Plane because he did not want to pay for a ride like the rest of us.

Get a REAL job you Blago-Jago!

The citizens feel bad for your children that were brought up by you and Patty (two people who only care about their own wallets and how to make them fatter). If you both go to Prison those girls will suffer from your wrongdoing.

You both had a FREE RIDE for many years, now it's time to pay up!
It's time to stop feeding from the trough!

And it's time for taxpayers to show a sense of responsibility and stop electing these morons.

1/29/2009 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The over-reaction has begun. Today gassing up in 019 the paper warning signs are up warning the terrorist to stay out. Now in 014 the rear doors are plastered with paper signs in english/spanish to stay out or you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Wow! That will keep the bad guys out. Is that the best you can do Lucio? Remember J-Fraud said this is the year of accountability.

1/29/2009 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous pizza man said...

Yo, Rod

Can you make that family size with mushrooms, anchovies and sausage?

1/29/2009 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Superintendent Weis is all about accountability and discipline. Why is he unaccountable in his position?

1/29/2009 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What excuse will JFed use when the next scandal breaks?

1/29/2009 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's in charge of the CPD? I am confused, did I miss something?

1/29/2009 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gov. Pat Quinn was taught by the Dominicans at Fenwick H.S. and the Jesuits at Georgetown. In a city, county and state that's rotten to the core, could he be a breath of fresh air?

Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

1/29/2009 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone confirm, I was told that a guy in a suit who was a reporter with a camera made it to wcs officer in 003 today without anyone stopping him?

1/29/2009 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Palin/Jindal 2012

In what could be a preview of the 2012 presidential race, Sarah Palin and President Barack Obama will share a stage together this Saturday night in Washington, Politico has learned.

The Alaska governor and former GOP vice presidential nominee, making her first trip to the nation’s capital since the election, will join the president at the Alfalfa Dinner, a venerable gathering of the city’s political elite.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/18161.html

1/29/2009 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Governor Quinn in his swearing in stated that, "Together, We Can"

Does Matt Rodriguez get royalties for coining this adage?

1/29/2009 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, When the the department punished people you cry bloody murder. When no one gets punished you cry even harder..

what is it? you want cops punished or you dont ??

just intrested in stiring the pot i assume...

1/29/2009 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

old adage:

supervision begins at the top!!
J-Fed failed on his part and Burger Queen failed at hers. Both should be replaced instead on starting at the bottom. But being CLOUTED, the usual will happen. which is nothing towards her. so say, so bad,
stay safe people

1/29/2009 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I counted 9 buckets catching leakage in my district today!

1/29/2009 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, now we have ANOTHER outside FEDERAL agency investigating us.

1/29/2009 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Security issues have been addressed??? WTF?

He needs to come to the 005th District. What fucken security? The bulding and parking lots wide open to the public. Access from the lobby to the rest of the buidling goes unchecked. They put up 3 foot tall iron fences in the lobby, the gates are alwways open! If that gate isn't open just walk around the end of the fence under the stairs. Or just step over the fence!

The building is stuffed beyond it,s intended capacity and they keep bringing people in.

You have civilian dressed officers roaming the halls that look like thugs, no ID showing what so ever.

I was up in the area last week and found the Detective all standing near the office talking. The desks usualy occupied by the detectives were being used by a bunch of thug like dudes from someplace. After taking to one of the Dicks I was told they are from Narcotics. There had to be 15 of them, each at a computer processing a few one baggers. All while the VC dicks had no place to work! Again not an ID on one of them!

Dont get me started on the parking lots. Wide open, too small and unlighted for 6 years now. You have cars parked on the grass on the curbs, in the isles and blocking the sidewalks. You have cars and trucks that have been parked in the lots for months and have not moved. Some still have the snow on them from the first snow fall in early December. Some have flat tires and expired plates.

You have non police non City people using the lots for all day free parking and then car pooling downtown to their jobs.

You have a private security company based in Oak Brook ILL. parking it's fleet of cars in the lot and using it as a staging area for it's employees. They pick up the company car and park their personal car in our lot.

The front enterance to the building is wide open and a car or any large vehicle can be driven into the center of the buildibg from the street or front parking lots unobstructed!

They have roll down steel gates at the north east corner of the building. They get closed after the front office is closed for the day and all weekend. These gates block the only emergency exit located in that corner of the building. No way to get out. WHY???

If the lobby was secured and the desk crew is doing their job these gates are not needed! The only thing inside the area secured by the gates is the 005th Dist. Commanders Office. The office is secured by a large locked steel door. Why do he need such high security for his office??? He does not care about security in the rest of the building. The only thing I can think of is maybe that where they store the nukes?

Yes he has addressed all the security issues. I say BULLSHIT!

1/29/2009 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"J-Fed will ask the secret service to investigate our security?" So what happens when they first say that we have "No security" when it comes to the public entering our buildings because the city never built the stations with security in mind? This department is a laughing stock and so fucked up it's amazing! We have no equipment and the stuff we do have is broken. Every station I go into has broken stuff mainly security doors. Remember several months ago when J-Fed addressed a graduating class of recruites and stated, "Many suburban departments are amazed at how far ahead we are in technology etc." We know it was a lie and I'm sure the secret service will too, but politicians like J-Fed just say things and hope the dummies believe it, that's how they win elections!

1/29/2009 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody forgot to mention the guy that came into 003 in 2007 and pulled a gun on desk officers in which he was finally shot.

1/29/2009 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the union president with his press conference about our officer safety and not having permanent station security!!!!!

1/29/2009 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how much more money is the city going to waste to pay the secret service to conduct a security investigation? How about fixing the fucking police stations first and getting the piss bumbs out. We don't need the feds to tell us what to do, any P.O. can tell J-Fed what the fuck is wrong. Maybe raising the morale a bit would help too. Many of us just go through the motions everyday after being beaten down by shit leadership and constant lack of a contract. Just heard our state income tax is about to go up, but as usual not our paychecks! If the mayor and leadership would throw us a small bone and give us even a decent contract it would probably go a long way. Just a thought from lowley P.O.

1/29/2009 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The paper signs have been in 014 for weeks, and yes that is the best Lucio can do..

1/29/2009 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to watch the look on the secret service's faces when the enter 023 and can't walk through because of the all the bumbs sleeping on the stairs. Then that wicked smell will over take then and they will have to hold their breaths for dear life hoping they did not just inhale some god awefull airborn virus as they step over the bumbs. Then they will notice the public walking through our parking lots taking short cuts and then finding the rear door either broken or extremely hazardous to go through from all the ice on the stairs.

1/29/2009 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He doesn't need the Secret service, he only needs to listen to his troops.
We could easily tell you a 100 things to do to improve station security if you would listen to us and not look down on us! Suggestion box that was actually looked at?
016 hasn't had an operating sally port in over 5 years! How many other districts?
Wearing an ID is useless, I could make one on my computer! Secure ID cards to swipe in and out of police facilities and track who was there?? Locked doors and bullet proof glass all stations!
Designated station security officer to sweep station and lot every hour.

1/29/2009 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey J-Fraud:
I'm all for a re-evaluation of all department buildings for security etc. But only if it's a legitimate undertaking. I say let's bring in City of Chicago Building inspectors to evaluate the condition,security etc. of each and every department building. Then publish their recommendations unedited. While we're at it lets have O.S.H.A. come and check out all of our buildings and see if maybe there aren't numerous egregious violations going on.
And regarding the bullshit warming/cooling centers in each district stations that are magnets for the deranged and funk ridden...why is it that headquarters isn't a warming/cooling station? They've got that big building surely they could dedicate a large room or hallway to the homeless/nuts to use. Why is it that the nuts/homeless aren't allowed there?
Anyone requiring any type of police service at headquarters are turned away and told to go to one of the 3 nearest districts( although they direct the majority of these people to the 09th district) And along that line how bout all of the libraries and alderman's offices becoming warming/cooling centers? Why should only the district personnel get to enjoy the homeless/nuts funky appearances,odors and behaviors? Oh and did I mention the odors and funk and disease that they bring with them? I don't think headquarters etc. should be deprived of this ripe aspect of "police work".
I only welcome your review J-Fed if it's an honest, unbiased across the board review. We know that will never happen because Ritchie can't spend any money on silly stuff like this. He needs all his money for the Olympics don't you know?

1/29/2009 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Better yet, retired SS, so they can bill the dept as "consultants."

1/29/2009 03:02:00 PM"


Hey, buddy, were you authorized to read that memo?

1/29/2009 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thus, the Bears should hire Ozzie Guillen to be their coach according to Daley's philosophy.

1/29/2009 01:25:00 PM

no Bears want a coach that speaks english and isnt a fucking idiot Nor do the Bears want a coach who snubs the AMERICAN President to rub elbows with our sworn enemy Hugo Chavez

1/29/2009 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK What am I missing ? USSS does financial crimes, counterfeiting, etc, They do Protective Services, Ummm, What exactly are they investigating ? Why are they the ones to look into "departmental security"?


1/29/2009 12:49:00 PM

Because he still thinks he works for the Feds. The CPD is an alien entity that he is no more a part of than Daley is.

He's a stranger in a strange land.

1/29/2009 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"btw, the photo of him in the trib now with a frown. ee gads this man is UGLY.

1/29/2009 02:14:00 PM"


That wasn't a frown.

Don't you recognize the classic 'stuttering prick pout' when you see it?

1/29/2009 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep us all posted as to when the olympic committee is coming to Chicago. We should as many as we can, picket up and down lake shore drive, on the bike paths, at the beaches, on Michigan ave on State Street, by the Sears Tower and yes infront of city hall. Spread small groups of sign holders letting the olympic comittee know how unsafe this city really is, how fucked up and understaffed our department is and create somewhat of a human fan to blow away the smoke n mirror show and let them know that most Chicago residents including their police officers dont want the olympics coming here.

brain storm: how about using all this nifty technology and have all the doors equipped with swipers that you run your police id through. fuck the 4 digit codes, use our id's, i think it would solve a big part of the problem plus the department should be thrilled that they can track the use of an officers id.

1/29/2009 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wrong Scc, its 003. Their is no clout. If you were talking 001,009,016, 018,019,020,021, then i would be convincent but rember its 003 "nada el clouto aqui"

1/29/2009 01:25:00 PM"


Oh, there's clout in 003, it's just shit clout.

1/29/2009 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger ANGRY PIG said...

To 11:49 P.M., chill man you sound as if you have a lot of pent-up anger.With just 3 years on the job you obviously don't get it yet, that's fine,but close your big mouth, you have no clue what those KRUSTY old dogs did before.Now go seek help the EAP is free call .

1/29/2009 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you know that will go nowhere. Because it all needs money to fix. But when the Secret Service is finished with all the Districts they can come by Homan and the ERPS desk. That's the place where all of the bonded out felons come to claim his property the took from him/her when they were arrested.
men, women and children sitting and standing, shoulder to shoulder wainting for hours to get their stuff. MF'n the police, throwing gang signs, causing problems for people who have legit busines in the building. No security, do you think these citizens don't come packin their shit for protection. Then of course you have officers comming in to pick up court evidence, dropping off narcotics, dui kits and any other manner of evidence at the forensic desk, also in this room. But thats OK, the boses don't come through this entrance their safe.
there has been 7 homicides that pass 4 days? All the BS of the 14 year old has undermined this.

005: 122/State stabbing
004: 81/Houston shooting
003: 68/Indiana (double homicide shooting)
012: 16/Loomis shooting
007: 70th/Damen stabbing
005: 122/Racine shooting

J-fed take the hint do whats right

1/29/2009 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey media read this and post it everywhere! The CPD has fallen apart and nobody cares anymore! Officers dont care anymore! There is no incentive for us! We hate our boss and morale is the worst ever! It starts from the Top! If they want results they need to change our boss! Then maybe just maybe we would care! Til then, WE DONT CARE

1/29/2009 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Blago gone today---and with him goes pension portability bye bye! Earn it like everyone else!!! (sorry, but after 90 days without the Govs signature it goes back to the floor and buried under every other BS law proposed! Hopefully FLOP leaves it be and stops wasting time, money and resources on this BS idea!!!)

1/29/2009 10:28:00 AM


WRONG! It becomes law 60 days after passage, without Blago's signature.

1/29/2009 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's my take on stuff....I'm sure every exempt is scared their district will be next, so they have to do SOMETHING. Putting up signs in english/spanish, etc, is stupid and ineffective, but they can say, well, I did something...

Doing anything meaningful will cost $$$, and we all know that the mayor is not going to spend $$$, so signs are probably the best we will get. As long as we (who know better) and the public and media are given the "illusion of security", everyone will be happy...

Calling in the secret service will do nothing for security. I could tell anyone who would listen where the security holes are in my station (as I know most of you could) but,
1) no one cares or will listen and 2) the solutions will cost money (see point above), so again, nothing will be done.

Lets start with something simple:
Who remembers when the last EXPIRING cpd ID card was issued?

They used to expire every year, then we got a sticker like the drivers licenses, now they never expire. So, what's to stop someone from putting their own picture on someone's lost CPD ID and calling it their own.
Oh, I know, the hologram over the picture won't be there....like you can see that when it's around someone's neck in an ID holder.

We don't need the secret service to figure out our problems; all we need to do is ask our own, LISTEN, and spend some money.

1/29/2009 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the captain in 025 who had a security breach and took action? He got dumped.

1/29/2009 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Secret fucking Service?????

What the fuck do they know about security at city police stations??

Go to almost ANY medium sized suburb within 20 miles of Chicago and observe how tight and secure and vault like their police facility is. then hire their police chief to re-vamp security here.

Then watch that person quit when he learns the City wants to spend nothing on Police Station security.

This police department is in the 1950's as far as security is concerned. It will likely take a tragedy, people killed and/or seriously injured before anything meaningful is done. that is the Daley way in Chicago. Then Jody and Daley will demand an explanation.

Remember the Chicago flood where they hung a low level employee with the whole blame? Same thing will happen with the next police station tragedy. A watch commander or desk sergeant or commander will take the heat for Daley's 20 years of mistakes and inaction.

Meanwhile, be careful around police stations. Besides potential terrorists watch for news media probing our stations, don't end up on the news. Daley will blame YOU for poor security and embarrassing hizzoner. There is nothing that sawed off cock sucker hates like being embarrassed and nothing he will punish harder.

If you do embarrass him, do it anonymously or hang it on some clout baby.

1/29/2009 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Governor Quinn in his swearing in stated that, "Together, We Can"

Does Matt Rodriguez get royalties for coining this adage?

1/29/2009 05:50:00 PM
__________________________________
No, but O.W. Wilson should.

1/29/2009 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that Carothers is able to hold another "inquisition" with Weis within the next week with no interference from the Mayor so soon after the last one doesn't bode too well for Weis...whether he sees it in front of his face or not, Weis should consider this a formal "no confidence" vote being done at the insistence of Shortshanks. Weis, your time here has been considerably trimmed from your contract.

1/29/2009 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, by inviting the Secret Service to come in, Weis is admitting he's in over his head and incapable of conducting his own investigation or making his own judgement in this matter.

And he's paid a third of a million dollars each year for just what, exactly? Oh, that's right; he got the extra salary because of his Homeland Security EXPERTISE!!!!

1/29/2009 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE KID WILL GET 5 HOURS PLUS TIME SERVED INTO HIS SENIORITY DATE WHEN HE ENTERS THE ACADEMY. HE MUST FELL REALLY GOOD TO KNOW THAT HE HAS DONE MORE WORK IN 5 HOURS THEN SOME OF THESE 20 YEARS PLUS BONE HEAD DO NOTHINGS.

1/29/2009 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think after this fiasco, Weis is gone...

1/29/2009 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago gone today---and with him goes pension portability bye bye! Earn it like everyone else!!! (sorry, but after 90 days without the Govs signature it goes back to the floor and buried under every other BS law proposed! Hopefully FLOP leaves it be and stops wasting time, money and resources on this BS idea!!!)
-------------------------

You are full of shit. It becomes law with or without the Governor's signature.

1/29/2009 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't City didn't make this big of deal when 025 had the janitor that was on the FBI terrorist list???? That should have raised more red flags then a 14yo!

1/29/2009 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the fuck is the secret service going to tell us? Uhh yeah the back doors and garage doors are unsecured and at times no one pays attention in some districts as to who is walking in or out and who tries to get back behind the desk to a hallway. Why not say fuck the secret service and do some checks of our own. Is it that hard to lock the fucking door. Hmmmm that hard to write up a work order to have to swipe in to get in the door. Not only are we a joke to the rest of the U.S. but the Brisbane Times also had a big write up of how moronic this dept is. It is pretty embarrassing to tell people who you work for. We have lost our power on the streets, are we going to give the shitheads the districts too?

1/29/2009 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those stupid yellow sheets of paper have been up in 014 since last summer when the useless district manager put them up. And the useless assholes who cant speak english or read spanish still come through the doors. But hey they have rights......How about locking the doors or maybe installing a card reader to gain access. These districts are a joke. I am witing for the media to try getting in the district.

1/29/2009 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the old guys are the clowns now. Well I have been retired for almost 20 years now so I guess I am one of the "Old Clowns". Your right though, It's not the 60s or 70s Many of you were probably just born then but I will tell you one thing the job was fun, we had goofy bosses and all but we all backed each other up and always took care of another cop ALWAYS. I read this blog and sometimes I feel hurt to see what is going on. You know you never really get the cop out of you, if you really were one. It's too bad to see what has happened to a once great organization and you can blame the Old Clowns if it makes you feel better, hell I hope it makes you feel better. I'm not too good with this computer yet, but I learning. Pension is great, hope everyone makes it. Ya, just another "Old Clown" but I sure did enjoy the Circus.

1/29/2009 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis-el today revealed that he has contacted the US Secret Service,but immediately denied it when confronted by FOP V.P....just like he did when questioned about him contacting FBI on COZZI …

1/29/2009 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the way it goes...if an unknown police officer walks into a different station claiming... im assigned or detailed to work here today...the watch secretary should have put him on the sheet that day or have knowledge that an outside officer is coming in. and he/she should be sent in to see the W/C. if there s anything questionable..the W/C starts making phone calls to verify things. if its a recruit ...they will know he s coming

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

Very good battle going on in the comments section of this J-Fed Press Conference article:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1403835,cop-impersonate-secret-service-weis-012909.article

1/29/2009 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would not happen in a "white" dist because everybody knows who the five or six black officers are who work there!!

1/29/2009 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

one day i visisted the F.B.I BUILDING ON ROSSEVELT AND WHAT I SAW WAS SEMI IMPRESSIVE.

THEY HAD AN OFFICER AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE PARKING LOT. THEY HAD ONE OF THOSE AUTOMATED BLOCKADE DEVICES TO STOP CARBOMBS FROM BURSTING THROUGH. THE OFFICER HAD A LIST OF ALL THE PEOPLE WITH APPOINTMENTS AND WOULD CALL IF U DIDNT.

CAMERAS WERE EVERYWHERE AND EVEN A FEW WERE HIDDEN (IM PARANOID AND NOTICED).

U THEN HAD TO PASS A METAL DETECTOR AND 2 MORE OFFICER WHO HAD A LIST ALSO. THE PHONED THE AGENT AND HE WALKED DOWN AND MET ME AT THE MAIN FLOOR.

CAMERAS WERE EVERYWHERE AND WERE DIGITAL. THE CAMERAS WERE RECORING ALSO.

THE BUILDING IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE FRONT DOORS AND THE REAR DRIVEWAY. FENCES SURROUND THE WHOLD BUILDING AND U DONT SEE JUVENILES PASSING THROUGH FROM JUVY COURT!!!

THE SAD PART IS R DEPARDTMENT SEND WHITE SHIRT TO THE FBI ACADEMY FOR TRAINING BUT THEY R NOT SMART ENUFF TO HANDLE BUILDING SECURITY!!!

WHAT R THESE GOOFS LEARNING AT THE FBI ACADEMY OR THE TRAFFIC INSTITUTE? ID LIKE TO KNOW B-CUZ I KEEP LOOKING AT MY COUNTY TAXES, TIFS, AND INCOME TAX AND I THINK BLAGO IS NOT THE ONLY 1 FUCKING ME!

J-FED CALLS IN HIS FED BUDDIES TO BE DEPUTIES AT 100K PLUS SO WHAT WRONG WITH R WHITE SHIRTS!

WITH A CREW LIKE
RIC FLAIR
SKELETOR
AUNT BEA
WE SHOULD HAVE THE CREAM OF THE CROP.

AND ACTION JACKSON DONT BE THE BRUTHA WHO GETS KILLED AT THE START OF THE SLASHER FIX... U BEING SET UP TO BE DEMOTED WAKE UP!

1/29/2009 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm and on the flip side of this coin..... didn't we have an officer working the dui unit stop a citizen who was driving irratic and violating traffic law for a possible DUI? She actually repeatedly asked and then demanded and demanded identification from this citizen who kept saying he was on the job but repeatedly refused to show his credentials. She's getting the wrong end of the stick for doing her job! That's right, the then street deputy yelled and screamed insubordination (he wasn't happy that a p.o. demanded identification and didn't recognize him. Also sad, when the CR came down it was 4 totally different offenses against this cop. Those allegations came after they realized the officer was asking for her own CR that night on this outragous driver/police boss. Then IAD ran her thru the ringer for not knowing he was on the job and for asking repeatedly who he was and demanding he show his credentials and d.l. Last we heard they found her guilty for doing her job but still holding out on formal outcome/punishment. How long do you think they'll hide this CR and do you think they'll reprimand that boss for refusing to show the cop his id. ps. He (E.B.)was in civilian clothes, no visable id or badge, no vest and the cop should of just known and took his word for it. Go figure...CPD working when it wants to work and saving who they want to save. What a joke

1/29/2009 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok so does that mean we will have guys in suits wearing with skinny black ties and dark shades running around our stations talking into their sleeves?

Or could this mean that they will send USSS decoys to test officers enforcing security measures?

1/29/2009 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not just the "merit" people who are bad supervisors its also the people who "test well" some people just do not have it..we need people who know how to be a leaderand there are very few on this job!!

1/29/2009 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love daley and j-fed. without them I would be so bored!!!!!!!!!!!

1/29/2009 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to look into what is going on at thr academy on Friday nights in the gym.Let me put it this way there are a bunch of people who have no buiness being in a police facility unless it's in a cell.One of these days some po will have something stolen(like a gun or id)by one of these fine citizens who come to play basketball.

1/29/2009 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm and on the flip side of this coin..... didn't we have an officer working the dui unit stop a citizen who was driving irratic and violating traffic law for a possible DUI? She actually repeatedly asked and then demanded and demanded identification from this citizen who kept saying he was on the job but repeatedly refused to show his credentials. She's getting the wrong end of the stick for doing her job! That's right, the then street deputy yelled and screamed insubordination (he wasn't happy that a p.o. demanded identification and didn't recognize him. Also sad, when the CR came down it was 4 totally different offenses against this cop. Those allegations came after they realized the officer was asking for her own CR that night on this outragous driver/police boss. Then IAD ran her thru the ringer for not knowing he was on the job and for asking repeatedly who he was and demanding he show his credentials and d.l. Last we heard they found her guilty for doing her job but still holding out on formal outcome/punishment. How long do you think they'll hide this CR and do you think they'll reprimand that boss for refusing to show the cop his id. ps. He (E.B.)was in civilian clothes, no visable id or badge, no vest and the cop should of just known and took his word for it. Go figure...CPD working when it wants to work and saving who they want to save. What a joke

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in case you didnt know... when the above poster puts the initials of e.b. as the dui boss who was out of line it stands for "downtown" earnest brown. just thought i would put his whole name out there so there was no confusion. i really dont think his name should be protected on this site...what he did was wrong and deserves to have his name known for his assinie behavior towards that officer...

1/30/2009 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is the mayo mad? This is his dream police dept. Cops he doesn't have to pay and don't carry guns! I thought it was a new pilot program.

1/30/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Secret Service? I feel safer already

1/30/2009 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone check the IDs of the drunken, diseased, bums lying on the floor at 002? democrat voters so I guess they are immune.

1/30/2009 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that Jody Weis was hired by Mayor Richard M. Daley because he is a terrorist and security expert.

If he is, how are 14 year olds impersonating the police, infiltrating police stations and going on patrol?

Why does he need the assistance of the US Secret Service to perform a security analysis when he is an expert and he has the resources of the entire Chicago Police Department at his finger tips?


Superintendent Jody Weis receives a $310,000.00 annual salary plus benefits. Mayor Richard M. Daley stated this was justified because of Jody Weis's expertise, why hasn't Jody Weis preformed?

Mayor Richard M. Daley also stated that Jody Weis would be in charge of the Office of Emergency Communications in addition to being the Superintendent of Police; this was the justification for his unprecedented salary. Why is Jody Weis no longer in charge of the Officer of Emergency Communication?

Shouldn't Jody Weis give back half of his salary, if he is only preforming half of his contractual job obligations?

1/30/2009 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any one see the last conference? I loved when he talked about the shooting in the D.C. Police Station. He talked about the 2 F.B.I. agents that were murdered, but how come he never talked about how his friends left OUR officer behind? Great attempt to “personalize” this situation there J-fed, guess what, we still aint buyin’ your bullshit!

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

Do you think the Feds can get the sinks fixed. On the second floor at Homan only two work out of five sinks. Usually have one of the pissers covered with a plastic bag too, I guess its busted too. O yea one of the door knobs is busted too. I wonder if the Secrete Service can get that stuff fixed.

1/30/2009 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boss. Then IAD ran her thru the ringer for not knowing he was on the job and for asking repeatedly who he was and demanding he show his credentials and d.l. Last we heard they found her guilty for doing her job but still holding out on formal outcome/punishment. How long do you think they'll hide this CR and do you think they'll reprimand that boss for refusing to show the cop his id. ps. He (E.B.)was in civilian clothes, no visable id or badge, no vest and the cop should of just known and took his word for it. Go figure...CPD working when it wants to work and saving who they want to save. What a joke

1/29/2009 11:18:00 PM

WRONG GET YOUR FACTS IN ORDER.THATS NOT HOW IT WENT DOWN AND YOU KNOW IT.

1/30/2009 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was "unforgivable ...angering and disturbing" that this guy was selected to be in charge of CPD.

1/30/2009 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to say it, but if this 14-year old incident happened in a white district with predominantly white bosses, they'd have all been demoted by now
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How true. It's unfortunate but the only time any REAL change will come to this department is when Daley is out of office. Even then it will probably take decades before all the damage he and his EGO has done is repaired.

1/30/2009 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I happened to be in that station on an arrest and while behind the desk a "street person" walked up to the counter reached over and grabbed a CPD phone and began dialing out
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And yet if we call home to tell the wife/husband that we are going to be late we get yelled at by the desk Sgt for using Department equipment for personal use.

Christ! With each day that goes by I keep thinking that 20 and a 50% pension isn't so bad!

1/30/2009 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/29/2009 11:18:00 PM

Hey Christine, you nutbag, just admit you messed up, AGAIN, and plead insanity, AGAIN. That 14 year old is more fit to be a copper than you!

1/30/2009 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all get rid of CAPS...stop being the warm and fuzzy police.stop telling the public the the police station is "their" police station...cuz it's NOT!
Second..go back to one basic uniform not a mish mash of several "approved" items.
Third (I know, I cant believe Im writing this) go back to stand up roll calls and gun inspections and visually see your men/gals. It has gotten way to informal in the last 10 years..
DROP CAPS and go back being a Semi-Military police and you wont have these problems.

1/30/2009 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what happens after the USSS deems our dept a security risk?
Will it change anything?

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Of course. More stand up roll calls where each officer will have to produce their I.D., D.L., F.O.I.D. Card and god knows what else. We'll probably have to endure weapons inspection everyday too. Then to ensure that the public see's that the department is taking this seriously, we'll have more OUTDOOR roll calls where we will have to present all our I.D.s and go thru weapons inspection.

Boy I feel safe already!

1/30/2009 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous WEISelisms said...

Add "We dodged a bullet..." to "We've got your back..."

Standard WEISelism.

After the arrest of the "Fort Dix Six", the then FBI SAC-Philly told the local media that "we dodged a bullet on this one".

That's fine.

If only he wasn't Daley's spineless and unscrupulous buffoon. Don't be shocked if Weis "catches a bullet" soon as Daley's scapegoat--unless he's sharp enough to resign first.

Steve Martin is the guest host on SNL tomorrow night. I may TiVo it.

1/30/2009 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Police Officer...so easy a 14 year old can do it!! Superintendent so easy a caveman can do it!!

1/30/2009 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see, how about biometerics for access to buildings and secure areas?
How about new ID cards yearly on your DOB, as they do at the airports nation wide.?
How about stars that are not an embarrassment because of their poor quality?
How about secure parking facilities that dudes homeboy can not freely enter in order to steal dudes car back before the impound tow truck arrives?
etc. etc.etc.

1/30/2009 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK What am I missing ? USSS does financial crimes, counterfeiting, etc, They do Protective Services, Ummm, What exactly are they investigating ? Why are they the ones to look into "departmental security"?[...]


This is why we are doomed!
If you are the police and don't understand, then go back to college, get your masters, then find work in the private sector

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

How about light duty as station security?
Not answering phones, writing reports, getting coffee or lunch, just security.

1/30/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/29/09 10:28 am

If you had as much brains as hate you would know that pension portability becomes law regardless of the Gov's signature.

I guess you like the fact that Chicago wipes its ass with the laws that govern EVERY other police officer in the state.

Miserable sacks-of-shit like you are what make CPD suck.

You're probably still angry that rotating shifts and the hat rule were despensed with. Gee, maybe we can go back to the 6' minimum height rule, and not hire blacks or women. Hell, revolvers are all we need for weapons, "hey kid if you can't hit with 6 shots you ain't gonna hit him".

Pension Portability made the State's pension law uniform FOR THE WHOLE STATE...EVEN YOU!!!

1/30/2009 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone see the Commander of 017 at Blago's crib directing the traffic operations?
One car to block the street and a commander is there to command the operation?
You don't even need a sgt. for this.

1/30/2009 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[...]Then, of course, there's his command staff. Too busy in the command daisy chain to look at their own houses?[...]

No, it's all of those circle-jerk DOC meetings or whatever they are called now.
Exempt meetings, exempt from doing anything that resembles police work.
More like meetings about ballot box stuffing.

1/30/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read an e-mail yesterday sent in error by LT. T.K of Unit 606 to all exempt members of the Dept. It was sent to a sarge in Area four saying that he didn't make merit LT. but to keep his head up because a sarge in 606 (LAPA guy)did make it by merit (haha). Told the sarge to light a candle and pray and he(T.K.) would pay for it.
Must be nice when LT.'s are not being made til March. It's fair.

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

We are so afraid of our own shadows that not one single solitary officer for an entire watch in one of the most dangerous, busy districts in the city had enough balls to call out someone who they had never seen before.
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no reason to be ornery about it. if a couple coppers had just gone over and shook his hand to welcome him to the district the scheme might well have been discovered.

whats amazing to me is a guy you are not expecting just shows up and says he was sent there by another district. doesn't that merit a call to confirm such a thing when it is not expected?

1/30/2009 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next up, NCIS will be doing an audit on the marine unit.

1/30/2009 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SECRET SERVICE will say FIX ALL DOOR LOCKS!!!!

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

Every the station that has unworking locks on the door the COMMANDER's should be held accountable and fired!!!! Basic security!

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

010 has benches on the sides of the station between the building and the parking lot so the neighborHOOD hoods can hang out. Also it is the station is completely accessible from all directions so anyone can walk right up to the building or department vehicles and do as the please. That is why all beat tags need to be removed from vehicles now cause the neighbors take them. Also the door locks don't work. So when they are sitting on the benches provided by Daly they can walk right in the side unchallenged by anyone because nobody has a jobe to man the side door with the broken lock!

1/30/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley should blame himself. He put civilians in all kinds of police positons, carrying equipment, driving squad cars, using police radios, computers and literature. What about the R man? property custodians? civilian time keeeper, bosses, w/o badges, caps directors? Acess to ident. material @ 35th, on the warrant desk, everywhere. Mr. Mayor pay these poor slaves what they are worth! These are good, police jobs, you decided to undercut the police, therefore, you pay for security breeches. Where is all the $ you are suppose to be saving by having civilianized the force, and manatory retirement with replacement directors @ 2 pensions?

1/30/2009 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So anytime there is a problem this jag off is going to resort to another fed contact to find an answer? That's bullshit. The situation is embarrassing but I've scene 12 year old's that have more facial hair than most 30 year olds. Judging by the picture in the paper, the kid looked more put together in uniform than a lot of the other strokes I see walking through the station. Not to mention nowadays you have to worry about challenging people or saying the wrong thing because God forbid you weren't pc because of sex, race, or my personal favorite transgender. The media and the public allowed this department to become soft and caused it to develope into the circus it's become today. Stop hiring morons and when a moron is in the station everyone will notice there is someone who doesn't belong trying to be the police. Today, you just can't tell.....

1/30/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The fact that Carothers is able to hold another "inquisition" with Weis within the next week with no interference from the Mayor so soon after the last one doesn't bode too well for Weis...whether he sees it in front of his face or not, Weis should consider this a formal "no confidence" vote being done at the insistence of Shortshanks. Weis, your time here has been considerably trimmed from your contract.

1/29/2009 09:21:00 PM

Maybe if Jody calls him in and agrees to promote more "merit" flunkies like his brother this could all be put aside!

1/30/2009 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous RIGHT SAID FRED said...

IMPEACH J-FED

1/30/2009 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like fedspeak for "oh well, what do you want from me, i'm just a desk jockey with no concept of the real street or what it feels like to push a beat car or sit through a roll call....." as long as it don't happen again we will be ok cuz everyone will forget"-- j-fed woulda been better off saying that cuz thats what he menat.....

1/30/2009 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WRONG GET YOUR FACTS IN ORDER.THATS NOT HOW IT WENT DOWN AND YOU KNOW IT.

1/30/2009 05:12:00 AM
.............so fill us in then know it all

1/30/2009 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Somebody needs to look into what is going on at thr academy on Friday nights in the gym.Let me put it this way there are a bunch of people who have no buiness being in a police facility unless it's in a cell.One of these days some po will have something stolen(like a gun or id)by one of these fine citizens who come to play basketball.

1/29/2009 11:54:00 PM

Civilians using the academy? What the fuck! You have to be joking, right?

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

two things

1. congrats to the 014 district for sending a honorable mention to the third district. AWESOME

2. do you really think anything will happen from this.. the most 10 days the most.. and a promotion to come

1/30/2009 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the old guys are the clowns now. Well I have been retired for almost 20 years now so I guess I am one of the "Old Clowns". Your right though, It's not the 60s or 70s Many of you were probably just born then but I will tell you one thing the job was fun, we had goofy bosses and all but we all backed each other up and always took care of another cop ALWAYS. I read this blog and sometimes I feel hurt to see what is going on. You know you never really get the cop out of you, if you really were one. It's too bad to see what has happened to a once great organization and you can blame the Old Clowns if it makes you feel better, hell I hope it makes you feel better. I'm not too good with this computer yet, but I learning. Pension is great, hope everyone makes it. Ya, just another "Old Clown" but I sure did enjoy the Circus.

1/29/2009 10:06:00 PM

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Great post. You were the guys I looked up to on this job when I was just starting out. Knew when to take care of business and knew when things were b.s. and just laughed it away. Everyone should take your post to heart, by the way, everybody loves a clown.

1/30/2009 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those stupid yellow sheets of paper have been up in 014 since last summer when the useless district manager put them up. And the useless assholes who cant speak english or read spanish still come through the doors. But hey they have rights......How about locking the doors or maybe installing a card reader to gain access. These districts are a joke. I am witing for the media to try getting in the district.

1/29/2009 10:04:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the old guys are the clowns now. Well I have been retired for almost 20 years now so I guess I am one of the "Old Clowns". Your right though, It's not the 60s or 70s Many of you were probably just born then but I will tell you one thing the job was fun, we had goofy bosses and all but we all backed each other up and always took care of another cop ALWAYS. I read this blog and sometimes I feel hurt to see what is going on. You know you never really get the cop out of you, if you really were one. It's too bad to see what has happened to a once great organization and you can blame the Old Clowns if it makes you feel better, hell I hope it makes you feel better. I'm not too good with this computer yet, but I learning. Pension is great, hope everyone makes it. Ya, just another "Old Clown" but I sure did enjoy the Circus.

1/29/2009 10:06:00 PM

Sir, you're da man. I hope I get 20 years of pension when I leave in the next few.

Here's to 20 more years for you.

1/30/2009 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous justanotherdumdum said...

Thats nothing new. The newspapers ran stories on the firefan/freak keith from engine 76 at 1700 n. pulaski. He dresses in fire gear goes to fires and does actual fire duty. He was quoted in the paper by the captain of truck 35 (paraphrase)"as harder working thatn most fireman on this job". There is another little jagoff on engine 26 from levitt and madison that works with his daddy and goes on runs and impersonates a fireman every first shift work day. As a professional firefighter i find this bullshit very disturbing but not surprising,considering that "merit"(which is actually the exact opposite of the dictionarys definition of merit)and "reverends" run what happens on both of our jobs...we are truly doomed and i hope this shitty goes right down the toilet.

1/30/2009 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JFED to ask Secret Service to evaluate CPD security.

Wasn't it a Secret Service guy who nearly shut down an entire commuter train system during rush hour because he asked a ticket agent about metal detectors??

Yeah I feel real safe now JFed

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

BFD, someone with a sense of humor sends out a jestful honorable mention. Grow up and grow some balls.

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

Dear Old Clown,

You're doing fine with the computer! In fact you type better than most of the bloggers here.

Glad the job was fun for you. I have fun myself, but politics and bosses with grandiose self-images try ruining the fun.

Also, you have citizens that fuck with officers just to win the ghetto lottery by suing the city.

I enjoyed your post.

Signed,

8 years to go...
It's not the old clowns fault for anything. Don't listen to that blogger. Sometimes we end up turning on eachother for lack of knowing who to blame!

Enjoy your retirement. I'm sure you have earned it. I hope when I retire I can be proud of the CPD!

1/30/2009 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No station security at any Police facility other than 3510 S. Michigan. Got to protect the braintrust. No station security at 003 but we have tons of coppers at President Obamalama's house. Priorities of our dear Mayor and Superintendent. Protect Barrack and Pete Brust that's were their heads are at.

1/30/2009 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civilians using the academy? What the fuck! You have to be joking, right?

1/30/2009 03:00:00 PM

Look no further then center court @ The Police Academy Gym. What used to be a Police Star is now the Seal of the City.
Imagine that.

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

1/30/2009 10:23:00 PM

Imagine this, FUCK DALEY!

1/31/2009 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read an e-mail yesterday sent in error by LT. T.K of Unit 606 to all exempt members of the Dept. It was sent to a sarge in Area four saying that he didn't make merit LT. but to keep his head up because a sarge in 606 (LAPA guy)did make it by merit (haha). Told the sarge to light a candle and pray and he(T.K.) would pay for it.
Must be nice when LT.'s are not being made til March. It's fair.

1/30/2009 10:11:00 AM

I'm a bit confused and curious, writer.. Was TK supporting Carlos' third merit promotion or not? TK is a nice guy, but he is not a whipper snapper leader. I'll be even more disappointed in TK if he backed that lapa jag punk.

1/31/2009 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody is a expert on terrorism, and police work. Or so he says. Then why does he need the secret service to investigate our security?

1/31/2009 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Random thoughts here....there need to be more stand up roll calls. Many of us look terrible in half-assed uniforms. Shoes that haven't seen polish so long that the toes are practically WHITE, they're so worn. Sweaters with lint-knots all over them, as if the men & women wearing them have slept in them. What's wrong with having two sweaters, and getting them cleaned on a regular basis?
Pants that have not one or two, but THREE or more salt rings running up the legs...Jeez, wash 'em! Take some pride in your appearance! Weapons inspections? Need more of those too, and not just the kind where the boss just walks by and gives your gat a quick look. Take it and give it a close exam, boss.
See that lint around the trigger and hammer? Enough to grow a plant in? Tell the officer about it...make sure weapons are maintained! Same thing with the squads....Sgts. shouldn't have people just "bring me the mileage" and nothing else, go out there and LOOK at the condition of these cars. I'm sure you'll find a lot that isn't documented Sarge, write it up! Bald tires, headlights/taillights that are out, or busted, etc. If the squads were examined more thoroughly, everyone would take better care of them. Apathy is a virus that has taken hold of this Dept. in a big way, but I don't have the answer as to how to turn it around. I guess the first thing to do, is hold EVERYONE accountable for performing their duties, from the top down.

1/31/2009 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to say it, but if this 14-year old incident happened in a white district with predominantly white bosses, they'd have all been demoted by now, but in a majority black district with meritorious black promoted supervisors with ties to reverends, jesse jackson, etc. they won't get shit done to them. Just calling it like it is which we should not be afraid to do.

Your 100% percent correct the incident at 95th & Ryan perfecet example only one that took heat for it was Cline. The others Shields D/C at the time of the area, D unit commander, ADS no repurcussions for them and there all blacks.

1/31/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hy didn't City didn't make this big of deal when 025 had the janitor that was on the FBI terrorist list???? That should have raised more red flags then a 14yo!

1/29/2009 09:58:00 PM

How about the one they had at the airport that they transferred to the Jardine filtration plant!

1/31/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The fact that Carothers is able to hold another "inquisition" with Weis within the next week with no interference from the Mayor so soon after the last one doesn't bode too well for Weis...whether he sees it in front of his face or not, Weis should consider this a formal "no confidence" vote being done at the insistence of Shortshanks. Weis, your time here has been considerably trimmed from your contract.

1/29/2009 09:21:00 PM

Maybe if Jody calls him in and agrees to promote more "merit" flunkies like his brother this could all be put aside!

Is Caruthers father the former alderman out of prison yet? And whats his sister doing now a days the defense lawyer that had a habit of inerjected the race card on her defendants behalf on both white and non white Officers. Nothing like having an ethical person running the show.

1/31/2009 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Random thoughts here....there need to be more stand up roll calls. Many of us look terrible in half-assed uniforms. Shoes that haven't seen polish so long that the toes are practically WHITE, they're so worn. Sweaters with lint-knots all over them, as if the men & women wearing them have slept in them. What's wrong with having two sweaters, and getting them cleaned on a regular basis?
Pants that have not one or two, but THREE or more salt rings running up the legs...Jeez, wash 'em! Take some pride in your appearance! Weapons inspections? Need more of those too, and not just the kind where the boss just walks by and gives your gat a quick look. Take it and give it a close exam, boss.
See that lint around the trigger and hammer? Enough to grow a plant in? Tell the officer about it...make sure weapons are maintained! Same thing with the squads....Sgts. shouldn't have people just "bring me the mileage" and nothing else, go out there and LOOK at the condition of these cars. I'm sure you'll find a lot that isn't documented Sarge, write it up! Bald tires, headlights/taillights that are out, or busted, etc. If the squads were examined more thoroughly, everyone would take better care of them. Apathy is a virus that has taken hold of this Dept. in a big way, but I don't have the answer as to how to turn it around. I guess the first thing to do, is hold EVERYONE accountable for performing their duties, from the top down.

1/31/2009 10:12:00 AM


And tell me what fucking good do you think all this is going to do?
Sgts. reporting on the conditions of cars...and then what? You think we'll get new cars?

1/31/2009 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A recent streaming video makes a big deal about differentiating between discipline and punishment.

Discipline is when you are wrong. As long as your actions are reasonable (even if wrong), you may be subject to discipline, but the department is still behind you.

Punishment is when you are corrupt. That is when your actions are so unreasonable that the department is no longer behind you and will instead try to get rid of you.

During the press conference Jody stated if any officer was found to be inattentive to duty, he would be "PUNISHED."

So, the streaming video needs an edit. Because the department doesn't really care if your actions are reasonable. The department will NOT support you if your mistakes make the paper and you will be punished.

Jody just said it himself.

2/01/2009 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sgts. reporting on the conditions of cars...and then what? You think we'll get new cars?"

Like I said in my original post...If the Sgts. took a closer look at the squads, people would have to account for HOW the damage got there, instead of the all-too-common "parking lot damage" excuse, when any fool can plainly see that someone operating the squad hit SOMETHING. Ask no questions, get shit answers. If people knew the supervisors kept a closer eye on things, people would be more careful, not only in how they drive, but how they conduct themselves out in the field. The uneveness of front line supervision is the reason for most of the mess we all see all too often today.

2/01/2009 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Whitefolks said...

"Hate to say it, but if this 14-year old incident happened in a white district with predominantly white bosses, they'd have all been demoted by now, but in a majority black district with meritorious black promoted supervisors with ties to reverends, jesse jackson, etc. they won't get shit done to them. Just calling it like it is which we should not be afraid to do."

Well, we'll see. The Capt. in 003 on the watch in question is white, as was the desk Sgt. in question, as is the female PO who rode around for the majority of the day with the KID. We'll just have to see how far "punishment" goes against the people mentioned.

2/01/2009 07:03:00 PM  

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