Sunday, February 22, 2009

Crime of Opportunity?

It's probably the worst kept secret on the Department. We're shorthanded. Badly. If you look back at the personnel numbers from the 1990's, we're down not just a few hundred bodies, but a couple of thousand.

For some reason though, it's Chicago's best kept secret. Shortshanks gives the media bullshit numbers and they run with them. Today's numbers that are tossed around are between 9 and 10,000 officers and 13,000 total personnel. We seem to remember the numbers being 12,000 men and women in blue and total Department strength of 16,500. We might be off, but not by much.

In any case, the shooting in 004 took place at a most opportune time (opportune for the shooters that is):
  • Paramedics were called to an alley near East 87th Street and South Escanaba Avenue about 3:15 p.m. for reports of a shooting...
School dismissal coinciding with shift change. You think these jagoffs don't know our schedules as well as we do? This wasn't just any random shooting. According to witnesses, it was building up with idiots throwing up signs for a bit before escalating. And once it all stepped off, the three "victims" were hunted down with ruthless efficiency in alleys and gangways.

All the family denials aside about junior just "turning his life around" after getting out of jail two days prior, this was gang banging, pure and simple. And as it's already March, there are no classes in the Academy, retirements are proceeding ahead of estimates and will increase markedly if a contract is approved, don't look for any reinforcements anytime soon.

It's looking like a long summer.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's already March? Wow, those ten-hour day schedules actually affected the Gregorian calendar? Powerful stuff.

There's another week til March and there's thirty-one days in the month. They usually give an academy class four days' notice to report. Plenty of time, yet, SCC. Plenty of time. And that new class will bring us right back to full strength. (wink)

2/22/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Blogger 12GA. said...

Monique Bonds (aka the Screaming Skull) said that the 15-year old and the 17-year old were both FRESHMEN students.

Boy, I am so happy for America, now that they've gotten Arne Duncan to try to fix similar problems for the entire nation that he never figured out in Chicago.

2/22/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

13,000? Does that include all civilian employees? Aids, lockup personnel, front office, district managers, traffic aids, crossing guards?

2/22/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Village Voice said...

Off Topic:
I have just finished watching the HBO Movie special "Taking Chance."
I recommend everybody watch this program. It is one of the most powerful shows I have ever seen. If you do not have HBO, find a friend and have them record it for you. When you see something like this, you realize how much we take for granted. God Bless our men and women serving in the military and our police and firemen here in these United States.

2/22/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of opportunities can I take this one to give a shout out at jfed to boot this frickin bone head E Galoshes out of 192. We had her long enough now let someone else take this treachorous waste of space. Ugh.

2/22/2009 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one seems to care. Daley spends $6 million on cameras and not one of "Chicago's major news sources" bothers to question how this is better than hiring more cops.

Even U of C professors know that having more officers on the street is more effective than technology or "innovative new strategies"
Understanding Why Crime Fell

2/22/2009 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bottom line is that we need to stop being rude and cussing in front of the people of Chicago. No wonder they go around shooting each other...they lack respect for us because of our unprofessional language.

2/22/2009 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it true that manpower shortages often occur during a Consent Decree? Didn't this happen to LAPD after the Rampart investigation??

2/22/2009 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

I have to agree with this.

If the free insurance age is lowered, or even if it isnt, the Pension Bd office is going to be a mad house

Lord help us Be safe out there

2/22/2009 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have less officers on the job and the quality of our Detectives is showing... It used to be you would call, if it sounded like you had something, they would come out and help you figure it out and charge accordingly. Now they don't even want to listen, just try to blow it off ASAP, I swear some of them are becoming worse than Felony review. They give you the spiel, "well felony review won't like it, so just go with the misd." What the fuck!!! I know Felony review is beating you down but whose side are you on?
To the two lazy fucks and Sgt out of area one who said we had a battery and a retail theft, GFU!!! Thanks to another detective doing his job Robbery was approved.
So stop spending more time trying to get out of your job than just doing your job.
This does not apply to all Detectives, those of you who actually want to be a detective, thanks, those of you who want to be snake charmers and scam, Fucking quit!!!

2/22/2009 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO CONSIDER: IF MILITARY TACTICS SUCH AS AN AMBUSH WERE USED TO OFF THIS "BANGERS"....WITH THE WEAPON THAT WAS USED AND THE AMOUNT OF CASUALTIES...AND THE FACT THAT THESE PIECES OF SH*T (BANGERS) ARE GAINING MILITARY TRAINING FROM IRAQ AND SHARING IT WITH SHIT HEADS HERE....OFFICERS BE READY AND ALERT ....NOW MORE THAN EVER....

2/22/2009 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 hour days would not have saved them. Third watch works 4-2am or 5-3am.

These hours need to change. The overlap should be at the end of the DAY shift when the school kids are dying NOT the bar fights are happening.

WAKE UP FOP and 5th FLOOR!!

The day crew are old timer that are done and want to go home. THEY need the help. NOT the midnite crew that is fresh and ready to rock.

2/22/2009 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats why 4/ 2 6/3 will prove or disprove that age old best time to commit a crime theory, scc!

2/22/2009 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go back to High School Diploma. College cops are the worst.

2/22/2009 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

Many moons ago I remember, with great anticipation, waiting for the time of "4:20" to roll around. But not for the purpose of killing people. Brain cells, yes. People, no.

2/22/2009 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous greedy bastard said...

I smell some type of overtime initiative!!! Anytime I can turn total strangers' tragedy into personal gain for me, i say "game on"! Goodbye car payments!!!

2/22/2009 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont worry, We will fight crime with a new mission. SEATBELT, STOP, CURFEW, WOLFPACK.............

We are short handed and there is not a watch in a busy district that has the time to actually perform these bullshit missions as they are designed. Then you take p.o.'s from the districts and put them in newly formed units depleting manpower even lower. How about taking TRU $ MSF and have them perform all your missions so we can answer the backlogs or just answer the jobs. They have the manpower and the time. WE DON'T!

2/22/2009 03:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The LAPD has surpassed the CPD in the number of sworn active personnel. The CPD is now the THIRD largest big-city police department in the nation.

2/22/2009 04:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats why we have the new gang ocd unit. they are suppose to save this city. they took all the gang teams out of the districts so that this could happen? its going to be a long summer.

2/22/2009 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A third of the beat cars empty in 011 the other evening, and two sitting on patients at the hospital. One of the most lethal districts and already busy coppers have to respond to that much more

2/22/2009 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't the media all over this? It doesn't take a genius to figure out LESS COPS = MORE CRIME + MORE CAMERAS = MORE CRIME + MORE WASTED TAX DOLLLARS = HIGHEST HOMICIDE RATE.The little things people wouldn't notice also LESS POLICE = MORE STRESSED OUT POLICE

2/22/2009 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WC on afternoons is waiting at the door at the time of the shooting to grab PO's pulling into the parking lot for 3:00 rollcall. He is telling them they have to get out there right away. There was one rapid the day of the shooting and two people time due. The tact team (not full) was ordered by the new DC that for the next two periods, they will only to patrol one part of the district which is half of 413. In 004 the tact team is also the school dismissal car. Way to utilize your manpower. The district is way to big and much to busy for the manpower it currently has. By the way Dana, very poor choice in Carter. The man is useless and really doesn't know how it is done.

Citizens of Chicago, you are paying the highest taxes in the nation. You are paying for a full strength manpower wise police department and you deserve it. I feel sorry for those citizens needing us right away. Don't worry, we'll be there. It will take some time, but we'll be there.

Oh, Comm Eddie Welch, whoever you are. If the cameras would have been in a good position and did what you are telling the citizens they are supposed to do (deter crime), then give them an honorable mention. Since they didn't and you obvioulsly have nothing from them or else we would already know about it, take them down and sell them to Calumet City or Harvey or something and hire me a partner. I gaurantee I'll deter more crime than these things ever will.

If anyone is bored, look at arrests near pod cameras. They haven't gone down just because of the camera, they are about the same with NO help from these things at all.

WE NEED MORE POLICE. And a new mayor. IMPEACH DALEY!

2/22/2009 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous 4:20 TOKER said...

3:42 AM

For those that are oblivious, "it's 4:20 time" means it's time to fire up a doobie, preferably Hawaiian or Northern Cali sinsemilla with gooey red and purple strands in the buds.

Pakalolo mo' bettah, top of da line, da kine.

The actual time of day is irrelevant. April 20 (4/20) is also National Cannabis Day.

Anybody got rolling papers? It's 4:20.

2/22/2009 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we're getting triples when it is in the lower 20's just wait until it's in the upper 90's and the humidity is hovering around
80%. Chalkie has no AC and he is gonna get pissed.

2/22/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a 8B furlough sounds like its going tobe another hot summer like 1995!

2/22/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Let's get this in motion said...

SCC,

How's this for an idea.

Everyone in the district/unit get a photocopy of all their watch schedules for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Scan them, then email them to SCC or any major news outlets. Let's get a REAL count of the bodies on the street. What would the studdering prick's answer be then?

2/22/2009 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

012th district is leading the city in homicides!

2/22/2009 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor invested his 300k a year wisely. He can let the blame pile up on that jackass Jody, while he quietly steals all the police personnel budget.

2/22/2009 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes we do have 13,500 officers..if you count exempts, Lts, Sgts, Det....we are budgeted for 13,500 officers, and so many Sgts, and so many Lts..so they are playing games with the numbers..the City is not lying, they are just not telling the whole truth. Either way HIRE MORE COPS NOW

2/22/2009 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed doesn't care ~ he flew out of O'Hare yesterday with the Mrs to sunny, warm Cancun....

2/22/2009 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

011 is in backlogs every day..starting on 2nd watch...lets hear it from the other districts. When does your backlog start?? are you getting denied lunches yet??? how many districts out of the 25 are drowning in jobs daily??? PLEASE spill the beans!

2/22/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you or a loved one calles the police during school dismissal-good luck...most cars and wagon have to babysit these animals that want to riot, fight, rob and rape as soon as they hit the sidewalks...the one ro tow remianing beat cars then race around trying in vain to answer the backlogged calls..WE NEED MORE MANPOWER!

2/22/2009 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't there something like 5 billion set aside in the "stimulus" package about hiring new POs. Hopefully they can hire 1500 next year with that money, it would really help.

2/22/2009 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The LAPD has surpassed the CPD in the number of sworn active personnel. The CPD is now the THIRD largest big-city police department in the nation.

2/22/2009 04:36:00 AM
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If this is true, it's SCARY!

For years I remember hearing that LA could NEVER catch up to the size of the "sworn CPD".

The reasoning was that in Chicago, EVERY law enforcement job was handled by the Chicago Police. In LA, there was a blending of law enforcement responsibility between the LA Metro Police and the LA County Sheriff.

As the most expensive line item in the City of Chicago budget, however, the DALEY CRIME FAMILY is constantly chipping away at this Police Department:

*** City Expressways previously patrolled by Chicago Police, are now State patrolled;

*** O'Hare Airport is now patrolled by Dept of Aviation Police instead of Chicago Police;

*** Other Airport police responsibilities went to the Feds after 9-11 (TSA, ICE, etc);

*** Traffic citations for red light violations are now camera generated as are street cleaning parking violations;

*** Dozens of crime categories that previously were investigated on-scene, are now reported by phone, not even feigning that any follow-up investigation will be conducted.

*** Many other functions in this City previously provided by Chicago Police Officers, are now performed by civilians, ie. police communications and dispatching, investigations of police misconduct, traffic control, parking enforcement, report writing, prisoner control in lock-ups, etc. etc.

It's fairly clear how LA caught up in manpower, but if these changes to law enforcement were a good idea, wouldn't ALL law enforcement jurisdictions be implementing them ? ? ?

.

2/22/2009 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's another week til March and there's thirty-one days in the month. They usually give an academy class four days' notice to report. Plenty of time, yet, SCC. Plenty of time. And that new class will bring us right back to full strength. (wink)

2/22/2009 12:17:00 AM

28 days in February big guy (29 in a leap year).

2/22/2009 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The LAPD has been hiring like crazy. Eventhough times are tough, they realize that with the bad economy crime is going to increase dramatically. I would argue that the LAPD is one of the top trained big city departments in the US. The place a big emphasis on weapons and tactics training.
LAPD is far from perfect but probably one of the best things about that department is the LEGIT opprotunity for promotion or advancement into a unit.

They also went thru some extremely rough times in late 90's and early 2000's...very similar to what CPD is facing right now---HORRIBLE MORALE(guys bailing left and right which is easier to do out there, with so many various departments in the area), crappy work schedule (now changed to the 3/12's or 4/10's), lowering hiring standards to diversify the ranks and of course the consent degree which they just cant get rid of. It all comes back to leadership at the top and until CPD gets some, things will continue to get worse before they get better.

http://www.gunsandammomag.com/cs/Satellite/IMO_GA/Story_C/Guns+of+the+LAPD

2/22/2009 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of dics, how come so many don't do their assigned work? How come their sgts look the other way?
Just asking.

2/22/2009 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC-I have been retired for over 9 years, but I believe that you are incorrect about peak numbers. It seems to me that the Department peaked at around 14,500 total sworn personnel, plus another 4 or 5 thousand civilians in the 70's and 80's I have heard a figure of around 12,800 sworn right now. It seems that the problem is not so much insufficient personnel, but rather how they are deployed. Stealing from Patrol has always been a problem, but with 14,500 rather than just under 13,000 it was less apparent.

Accurate, current numbers should be easily obtainable by anyone with access to a department computer.

2/22/2009 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

two things, gang enforcement is a joke they should of left it as it was considering the Lts. and gang teams stayed in their areas anyway now they have to report to an UNNECESSARY COMMANDER AND HIS STAFF, totally waste of NEW UNIT, let the Lts. run it like they always have, second with the I believe 1.6 billion that Illinois will be receiving how much is allocated for "law enforcement"? I believe it has to be utilized within "120 DAYS" so why not HIRE AND PROMOTE MORE OFFICERS!!! Sounds logical...oh yeah it does so we won't implement it!!

2/22/2009 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen the movie?
"Taking a Right Off!" It is this Summer's big budgeted block buster made locally. I'm sure it will be on the short list for best picture nomination.

A powerful presentation of how a city can run amok when greedy politicians and crooked g-men take control our government.

2/22/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monique Bonds (aka the Screaming Skull) said that the 15-year old and the 17-year old were both FRESHMEN students.

Boy, I am so happy for America, now that they've gotten Arne Duncan to try to fix similar problems for the entire nation that he never figured out in Chicago.

2/22/2009 12:27:00 AM

Right. And when was the last time the 17 yr-old actually attended a class or full day of school? Or were they keeping him on the rolls to collect his head tax.

No pun intended.

---not a cop

2/22/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF! I was just told the Superintendent left for a trip to the islands with his wife. Maybe I am living in the Twilight Zone, but didn't we just have 5 kids shot and killed in 2 days? Didn't we just have 2 HBT incidents during that same time frame. Don't we have Police unrest because of a P.O. being taped trying to do his fucking job. I would not have done it that way, but none the less, he was.

Mayor Daley, this is the man you have running this police department that HAS fallen apart and continues to fall apart each day. Does this mean that Asst. Supt. Cuello, who should be in call back, is running the department while your great Federal Wonder is gone? Isn't Asst. Supt. James Jackson on vacation, or did they have him change his vacation time to offset the back lash of that idiot being in charge?

Once the contract is passed, no matter how bad it is, the seasoned and experienced police will be gone; that means the few bosses that we have left that at least know this department, and was around during true transition times will be gone.

Chicago, just watch, this city is going to shit! I think I will finally get that much needed surgery. Their is absolutely nothing we will be able to do with thing spiraling down each day the way that they are!

2/22/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's already march was I am sure just scc's choice of words. He knows it is February and how many more days left in the month for you to be an a hole.

2/22/2009 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous H.P. said...

Hey SCC, lets put it this way. With the direction the media has gone with their political objectives, I have totally written them off as far as checking to see what’s going on. The years of investigative reporting are now like selective reporting, not by journalism, but by sensationalism. So when I guess your agenda gets around to it, maybe then you can take an honest look at the city and call it like it is and then inform the people, instead of reporting what they believe the people should hear.

Their selective bullshit coverage and their pandering to the corrupt, has just put them at the bottom of my list for information, somewhere around fiction and fairy tales.

The bottom line is if I wasn't on the scene to know what went down, I just look here.
So for the media elite, that’s the facts, good, bad or ugly!

2/22/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"13,000? Does that include all civilian employees? Aids, lockup personnel, front office, district managers, traffic aids, crossing guards?"

You forgot they counted all the bums sleeping in the districts!

2/22/2009 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monique Bonds (aka the Screaming Skull) said that the 15-year old and the 17-year old were both FRESHMEN students.

Boy, I am so happy for America, now that they've gotten Arne Duncan to try to fix similar problems for the entire nation that he never figured out in Chicago.


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They originally reported the 13 soon to be 14 year-old was a sixth grader. 14 years-old and in sixth grade! The best he could hope for is to graduate high school at age 20.

He could have closed out his grammar school years by driving to school in the spring.

Who do these idiots think is impregnating 11 and 12 year-old girls? Not 11 and 12 year-old boys. Try 15 and 16 year-old boys who are still hanging around seventh graders.

But now the papers say he's in seventh grade, so the point must be that he really isn't in any grade. He's just in the school until he isn't. The grade he's assigned to is irrelevant.

What do these dumb ass citizens in this city think all these 19, 20, and 21 year-olds go to high school for?

Learning? College?

Try gang recruitment.

2/22/2009 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...i seem to recall that the international olympic committee will be in chicago from i believe 4-7 april.how about a little informational picketing? my sign would read.. "city can bargain for olympics, but can't bargain with city employees!" i work afternoons and would gladly spend a few mornings downtown to make a point...just a thought..

2/22/2009 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't the manpower issue front page in the papers? This is a major disaster wanting to happen.
Are there any investigative reporters out there with any balls that will look into this? Compare the real numbers from years ago, we're down thousands not hundreds. What is it going to take for the mayor to wake up? Screw the olympics get us some help. No wonder why guys are frustrated we have been overwhelmed for years and its only gettin worse.

2/22/2009 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the Rant SCC, but it looks like the people in charge of this sinking ship could use some help...

CPD needs to eliminate 1/3 to 2/3 of its command staff: Commanders, Deputy Chiefs, ADS, get rid of them...Have each watch ran by a LT, replace district Commanders with Captains. They can have one commander for each area, who will each report directly to a Chief of Patrol. Consolidate units, but most importantly share imformation, ideas, and increase decentralization through out the entire organization. The focus needs to be on the Patrol division and making sure they have to tools to do their job!

They need to immediately start hiring 1,000+ Police officers. Create an expedited testing process so quality candidates from all over the US can come here and test. Develop a legit ranking system that ranks these candidates based on the following: written test score, physical fitness, military service, educational background, department interview, and if you want add in 2 points to residents who have lived in Chicago for more than 4 years. A department interview board should consist of at least 1 sgt or higher, two police officers, and I'm sure the city would want a person from HR there as well. Who better than to read possible new recruits, then police officers who have been reading people every day on the job. A background investigators unit should be made of up retired detective or police officers who have experience in investigations. Why not capitalize on the numerous years of investigative experience that these individuals have accumulated over the years. The hiring process currently is a complete joke, there is no reason why it should take a qualified candidate two years to get hired. The hiring process from written test to getting hired or DQd should be able to be completed in under 12 months for 90% of the candidates.


The promotional system is in dire need of improvement and perhaps the biggest step in the right direction would be allowing test takers to receive their score immediately after the exam. Remember a simple scantron exam should not take 8 months to grade!!! You want to have merit promotions fine, but define merit and create a merit board made up of PO's, detectives, sgt, and Lt's that can review the accomplishments of anonymous individuals and allow them to have input into whether or not some one meets the criteria. There is no greater reward then being nominated by your peers for promotion! Individuals should be proud to recieve a LEGIT MERIT promotion. There should also be a limit to the number of merit promotions you receive, how does 1 sound?

Next they need to change to a new work schedule. Most likely adopt at 4-10 schedule. Rather than install outdated PDT's, lets really move into the future and issue all PO's in patrol blackberry's. They will function similar to PDT's and allow PO's access to real time information immediately, as well as complete reports, which can be immediately sent to the desk for our fine citizens to pick up or allow us access to email the report directly to the citizen. In order to get signed in on the blackberry you would have to be working and signed in via OEMC. Remember if the city can spend millions on cameras that don't work, they can easily spend a measly million or so to buy blackberry's for members of Patrol. Lets also buy some new radios that actually work!! The department needs to give the guys in PATROL the tools they need to successfully do there job, after all they are the backbone of this department (NOT THE REDHEADED STEPCHILD).

Another thing instead of installing cameras everywhere the CPD should invest in a couple unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e. RQ-1 Predator). You can have a couple of these that orbit various parts of the city (cheaper than operating a helicopter unit). These predators allow "Surveillance imagery from synthetic aperture radar, video cameras and a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) can be distributed in real-time both to the front line soldier and to the operational commander, or worldwide in real-time via satellite communication links." Best thing about these is the element of surprise!

Stay safe!!

2/22/2009 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the numbers submitted by the LAPD, they have 9600 sworn personnel (that is the equivalent to our 13,500) which includes all sworn, patrolmen, sergenants, lieutentants, etc. They list themselves at the 5th largest police department in the country. As short as we are, we still have more personnel. Do you research before youy type.

2/22/2009 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was channel surfing the other day and a talking head politician was saying that he couldn't wait for the stimulus bill money to be sent out. He said that there are municipalities that need the funds, that are to be used for law enforcement, to stop the layoffs of law enforcement people.

It would be interesting to see if in fact the city gets the funds for law enforcement. If they did would they actually use them for the police? Would they use them, (our future tax dollars), to negotiate with the F O P and see what the F O P gives up, for the funds that are free to the city...

2/22/2009 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't have the manpower we need but we have lots of money to blow on equipment. All this money spent on video cameras, automatic ticket writers, upgraded P.D.T.'S, G.P.S. systems, most of it recently installed, will now be taken out as soon as the new Tahoes become available. Who are the brains in this outfit?

2/22/2009 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3:52am...GFY!!! Hey, my LT in MSF PK told us in the interview that we would never have to seat belt missions, wolf pack missions or answering bullshit domestics! hey dude, I came from 007 where I did my time. You're probably from a do nothing North district. Get a fucking clue! We are used more to strike at large groups of gangbangers. We mass in large numbers against them. LT told us we will be taking over SWAT perimeters. So, we have no time to do your piddly little district bullshit!
If I wanted that bullshit, I would have stayed in 007 where I came from! That's right bitch! I'm an Englewood Ranger. Fuck that! I ain't doing goof ass shit like that. I am better than that. That's why I'm where I am now!!!

2/22/2009 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is real simple to know just how many POs there are. Ask the union how many POs do they collect dues from. If they wont give you a number you have to wonder why not.

2/22/2009 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jody why don't you follow the lead of what Schaumburg's police director did and leave:

Schaumburg Police Director Richard Casler has resigned his post, a village trustee said this morning.

Ninety-six percent of union members in January 2003 voted no-confidence for Casler and "that vote speaks for itself," Atamian said.

"That was our stand then and since then it's gone downhill," he said. "Schaumburg used to have a reputation as one of the premier police departments. ... Hopefully now we can get back to that status."

Two years ago the union called for an investigation into "severe management problems" related to the civilian leadership of the department.

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Doesn't it sound kind of like what is happening to our department? Everything has gone downhill since you took over. Time to go.

2/22/2009 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please leave the "D" unit out of it you whining beatches!!....I (Det.) sick and tired of P.O.'s arresting people on the street after an in progress call comes in and not doing a show up on the scene. Not that we don't mind doing a physical line up in the area but when the Vic or Wit cannot pick the Off. who looks stupid now!!!! Don't you just love these two year wonders...Folks it is all common sense involved and does not take four years of college to figure that one out LOL.....

2/22/2009 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to another detective doing his job Robbery was approved....

And let me guess, this dickhead is probably still on the street and will be long enough to get to 50 arrest for robbery and zero convictions. Maybe double secret probation will teach him a lesson.

2/22/2009 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like everything else in this Department JPUD has completely ruined St Patrick's Day Parade. I have marched in the St. Pat's day parade every year since I got on the job, but last year was the first time it wasnt a good time. Jody's PAX 501 warning everyone to behave completely sucked the life out of any celebration. Most people just stayed home and I think this year I am too. No more Department functions for me, no more work for me, now I just sit there and read the paper. I never thought I'd become a dog but oh well.

2/22/2009 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bottom line is that we need to stop being rude and cussing in front of the people of Chicago. No wonder they go around shooting each other...they lack respect for us because of our unprofessional language.
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It may not be fair, but that is the way things shake out sometimes,

2/22/2009 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll give you an even better one: 011 dist. just last week all at the same time,#1Two cars down at MT. Sinai On two priseners(which tech. should have two men per prisoner but only had one each),#2The wagon down at MT. Sinai with a mental(for the third time that day),#3Two cars sent to a mental disturbance(also calling for the wagon to transport,while all this is occurring the dispatcher goes into a backlog and that's not the kicker: It's at the end of the tour.Third watch caught hell that day all because shortshanks wants to dick around with man power.If a drug dealer with a scanner was listening in he would have been a happy camper,he cauld have caused havoc at will. The Dodge charger that did all that shooting in 011 last week may have figured out the best time to do it all back to back.

2/22/2009 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it true that manpower shortages often occur during a Consent Decree? Didn't this happen to LAPD after the Rampart investigation??

2/22/2009 01:18:00 AM

Here are some requirements that New Jersey State Troopers had to comply with during a consent decree. Seems like CPD are doing some of them already.

http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/split/documents/jerseysa.php

2/22/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A third of the beat cars empty in 011 the other evening, and two sitting on patients at the hospital. One of the most lethal districts and already busy coppers have to respond to that much more"

Filmore isn't anywhere NEAR what it was back in the early 90's when crack first hit the streets and every building of the now defunct Rockwell Gardens was packed to the roof with thugs.

Spanish Cobras that ruled the east end from Harrison to Roosevelt are long gone and the yuppies have taken over. Rockwell Gardens has been leveled and the yups are pushing further and further west. The huge greystones and brownstones on Washington and Warren that were once shooting galleries for junkies and "working rooms" for the hookers are now loaded with yuppies who took them over and rebuilt the area.

Back in the day, the Vice Lords and the GD's would order a "hit" on the most aggressive coppers in the district on a semi-regular basis.

Get over yourself, kid... 011 is just a shadow of it's former self when it comes to real crime. Not that there aren't still a few spots left that rock n' roll, but you missed the glory days by 15 years.

2/22/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the rising violence is due to the lack of funds to the Cease Fire Organization.
afterall just because a few dogs grab a bull horn and march for a few minutes greatly reduces the desire to get your gun and go shooting

2/22/2009 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OCD IS A FUCKING JOKE THE WORST MISMANAGEMENT OF PERSONAL IN THE HISTORY OF CPD, THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW STUPID J-FED IS BY ALLOWING A GOOF LIKE LEO A.K.A RICK FLAIR SELL HIM THIS BULLSHIT CONCEPT, NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE 2 CITYWIDE GANG TEAMS FROM VOLUNTEERS OF THE GANG ENFORCEMENT UNIT, THIS UNIT IS SINKING FASTER THEN THE TITANIC, WAIT TILL MARCH, AND YOU WILL SEE THE MASS EXODUS OF OFFICER'S GOING BACK TO THERE ASSIGN DISTRICTS. ROLL CALLS ARE A JOKE YOU SIT AROUND FOR AN HOUR HOPING YOU DO HAVE A ROLL CALL, ONLY TO HAVE MESSENGER BOY SGT MASCALINO COME DOWN AND TELL EVERYONE THE BOSSESS ARE UPSET AND HOW WE HAVE TO GO OUT AND LOCK UP CERTAIN MEMBERS OF A PARTICULAR GANG UP, FUCK YOU WHIPPING BOY SUPERVISE YOUR OWN TROOPS MAYBE IF U WEREN T KISSING THE FIRST DEPUTY'S ASS SO MUCH OR HAVING THREE HOUR LUNCHES WITH HIM YOU'LL BE LOCKING UP THOSE SHITHEADS THE BOSS SUPPOSEDLY DESIRES. THIS UNIT IS A COMPLETE CLUSTER FUCK WITH NO DIRECTION AND NO PRIMARY PLAN TO COMBAT THE GANGS IT WAS MADE FOR.

2/22/2009 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True story...........

Working in 025 last night we got a job of a "Parking Violation" on North Ave. The complaintant......
....DRUM ROLL PLEASE..............
The POD watcher at Lockwood and North!!! Our cameras hard at work finding us parking violations!!!! So we rode over, looked at said vehicle and drove right on by!!! WHAT A FUCKING JOKE!!!!!!!!!!

2/22/2009 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE TRUTH!!

2/22/2009 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monique Bonds (aka the Screaming Skull)

Please, when you come on here, do some research. Monique ans the Skull are 2 diffrent people.

2/22/2009 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found the comments made about the Detective Division to be similar to my personnel experience.
Time was when the Detective Division would welcome any information you had.
I famous "Okay Kid What Have You Got" no longer applies. Now when you call or go into the unit they look the other way, or try to look busy.
There is a Sgt. on the 3rd watch in area five, that does not even what to accept notifications.
It is probably a not all their fault. They probably have a heavy work load, and don't what to know too much. Better to suspend a case, then risk doing something wrong. One thing for sure the old time Detective Division That Roamed the streets, made stops, and wanted to hear any tips and clues you might have is gone.
Thank You Mayor, for all You Have Done.

2/22/2009 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Speaking of opportunities can I take this one to give a shout out at jfed to boot this frickin bone head E Galoshes out of 192. We had her long enough now let someone else take this treachorous waste of space. Ugh.

2/22/2009 12:44:00 AM

How about taking eelyn the midway destructionist also?

2/22/2009 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go back to High School Diploma. College cops are the worst.

2/22/2009 02:20:00 AM

Congratulations knight in shining armor. You figured it out. People with college degrees have no place in policing. A degree will offer absolutely nothing. Doesn't it sound like a great idea to make a rule stating nobody with a college degree can apply to be cpd. Why would i want someone with a higher education to do one one the most important jobs in our civilization. College makes unfit cops. Nobody that went to college could have the mental toughness to be a p.o. Nobody that went to college could have street smarts. No p.o. that went to college would help you when the shit hits the fan. All p.o.'s that have a degree are punks!

2/22/2009 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have less officers on the job and the quality of our Detectives is showing... It used to be you would call, if it sounded like you had something, they would come out and help you figure it out and

SAME problem in area 2 first watch.

One sgt was never a dick the other brilliant patronage hack was a 3 x 11 do nothing dick whose claim to fame was he was the police in Englewood for four years. Never would work over because he had to go off looking for trollops blew off jobs left and right now he is in charge. This woman now hates the ten hour shifts because she says there in no integrity in the investigations because the coppers have to many days off, GOD KNOWS we cant wait for them both to make Lt. and ruin the patrol division even more. Hey lt. to be: go and do your real estate deals and shut your mouth about the new schedule before we shut it for you....
AND WHEN THE DISTRICTS CALL GIVE THEM THE SERVICE THEY Need, who are you to Monday morning quarterback and ask were are their PATROL SERGEANTS....at least the patrol sgts are on the street doing something you know nothing about. Its called work Briana...

2/22/2009 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's already March? Wow, those ten-hour day schedules actually affected the Gregorian calendar? Powerful stuff.

There's another week til March and there's thirty-one days in the month. They usually give an academy class four days' notice to report. Plenty of time, yet, SCC. Plenty of time. And that new class will bring us right back to full strength. (wink)

2/22/2009 12:17:00 AM

Uh, there's 28 days in February Mr. Gregorian calendar. Secondly, I think the point was that hiring isn't being done and letters to report generally go out 3-4 weeks in advance.

2/22/2009 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only good that might come from the shootings is the beginning of the end of the eric carter era in 004.

2/22/2009 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont make arrests for many reasons being:

Nothing this city does sets an Officer up to be successful.

Fuck the states atorney.

The arrest procedure is all fucked up tx to huberman.. The computers suck! And so do the programs.

The watch commanders are often to scared to sigh off on your arrest.


Then the lock up cry babies. Not all but most.

Court...discusting to be in the sam elevator with nookie.

We are plain ol treated like shit!

1st and 16th of you are smart.

2/22/2009 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of opportunities can I take this one to give a shout out at jfed to boot this frickin bone head E Galoshes out of 192. We had her long enough now let someone else take this treachorous waste of space. Ugh.

I would say get ride of the whole Licensing Unit, nothing but a bunch of cry baby old ladies who bitch cuz they have to do a little work. One doesnt even have 10 years on so I would say she has no room to bitch, in a unit her whole career. Unit is useless even more so with the ones in charge of it.

2/22/2009 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

During Bowen's dismissal, dispatch called out a 10-1 on behalf of CFD. I guess communication is slow between CFD and CPD because a disregard should have been given. The crews in the area saw us leave and within minutes starting lighting up the street.

2/22/2009 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You speak of the early 90's. I remember in the early 90's that my district had 2 wagons up, all beat car up and 10-4 units, all rapid response sector cars up and 10-4 units, a mall car, a park car, 3-5 10-4 incidents cars up, a burglar alarm car and 2-3 traffic cars up not to mention all the foot posts and hospital car. you could get pretty much any time off you wanted, back up was awesome, morale was high, arrests were high and officer safety was a lot better because of all the police presence. shit now, do the math. the city and the department are liars. short just a few hundred my ass. try 2,500 and climbing and by years end it will be over the 3,000 short everybody knows it.

2/22/2009 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats why we have the new gang ocd unit. they are suppose to save this city. they took all the gang teams out of the districts so that this could happen? its going to be a long summer.

In A/5, they're doing follow ups on domestic batteries...How does that have anything to do with gangs???

2/22/2009 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both men, ages 27 and 33, were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, according to police News Affairs.

The officer said the social club has been relatively quiet lately but has had problems with violence in the past, usually associated with alcohol and fighting.

Both men, ages 27 and 33, were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, according to police News Affairs.

The officer said the social club has been relatively quiet lately but has had problems with violence in the past, usually associated with alcohol and fighting.

MMMMmmmm......ya think?

2/22/2009 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

"When you need help in seconds, the police are only minutes away".

Moreso than ever before, with police manpower shortages and delayed response times, law-abiding citizens ("the sheep") must be prepared to take matters into their own hands to defend themselves against robbery, rape, kidnapping, carjacking and even murder.

Even in our most affluent suburbs, savage predators ("the wolves") search out for easy marks.

Since we are handicapped by a less than cerebral (alright, stupid), hoplophobic mayor and we "sheepdogs" are scarce, don't expect lawful concealed carry for our sane, decent, qualified and law-abiding citizens in the foreseeable future.

If they refuse to carry a concealed handgun, I stress to my "sheep" friends, particularly women, to carry OC pepper spray in their handbags. I pray that the lady will never need it.

While they may not discuss it at cocktail parties, these "sheep" are "politically incorrect" enough to realize that the overwhelming number of these thugs fit a particular profile.

WEIS and his ilk may call it "profiling". I call it common sense--based on perps in previously documented attacks.

I also emphasize to potential victims that barring a surprise "blitz", the stranger/would be attacker will often smile and attempt to engage her in casual conversation from 10-30 yards away. When he gets within arm's length, it may be too late as his hand goes over her mouth.

Further, I urge them to make direct eye contact with the suspect and shout in their loudest voice "Get back, motherfucker!" (or a similar command) while pointing the pepper spray directly at his eyes and nostrils.

Smile or not, if he continues to advance, stream a load in his face.

You go, girl!

2/22/2009 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, for those of us left out on the streets. There is no back up by our bosses. They will throw a P.O. under the bus in a heartbeat!

I have effectively De-policed after getting pummeled in the media, getting bashed with producing movers and parkers, etc. by stupervisors!

I have a lot of time of time on this job and my number one goal these days is to make it to retirement land before I get fucked over by this city and ineffective police dept. with no contract!

Then you have the liberal media and liberal do gooders that know of nothing of what it is like having to deal with "piss bums" with attitude that are dumb as a box of rocks!

Not to mention our fearless leader J-Fed never even made a Felony arrest!

Hell, a 14 year old kid has more time on the streets than he does and almost made it through a whole shift!

2/22/2009 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

13,000? Does that include all civilian employees? Aids, lockup personnel, front office, district managers, traffic aids, crossing guards?

2/22/2009 12:30:00 AM
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Yes. Haven't you noticed they no longer say 13,000 SWORN; they say 13,000 police department employees. That started about a year ago.

2/22/2009 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The LAPD has surpassed the CPD in the number of sworn active personnel. The CPD is now the THIRD largest big-city police department in the nation."

Wrong knucklehead. LAPD has about 10,000 budgeted.

We used to have budgeted (and actually active on the payroll) about 13,500 SWORN. We are now budgeted for about 13,200 sworn and about 2,800 civilian. We have active about 12,700 total sworn. All ranks. We lose about 500 each year to attrition. So we are about 500 under budgeted strength, will hire 200 this year, meaning that in a year we should be about 800 - 1,000 under budget. Maybe more if there's a large number of retirees this year. These numbers of 8 or 9,000 sworn are offbase. That is a fact.

2/22/2009 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on chalkie don't let us down!!!!!

2/22/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monique Bonds (aka the Screaming Skull) said that the 15-year old and the 17-year old were both FRESHMEN students.

Boy, I am so happy for America, now that they've gotten Arne Duncan to try to fix similar problems for the entire nation that he never figured out in Chicago.

2/22/2009 12:27:00 AM

Go home reporter. If you dont know who the screaming skull is than STFU

2/22/2009 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have enough manpower. We have a tooth to tale problem. We have ten officers in community policing in our district. We have five person desk crews on days and midnights. We have special female officers who come and go as they pl3ease. we have special male officers who come and go as they please. You could find manpower if you look for it.

Blame management for allowing this to happen. When we are short, I work at the same pace as when we are flush. I can bring only one person to work. I work at a consistent pace, regardless of who management sends in the street with me.

2/22/2009 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no amount of cops makes much difference if those arrested get recycled back out on the street.

violent criminals need to have quick trials and long sentences.

2/22/2009 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go back to High School Diploma. College cops are the worst.

2/22/2009 02:20:00 AM

require 4 year degrees like the ISP... then maybe we will get some respect! Ever notice that when ISP testifies, PEOPLE ACTUALLY BELIEVE THEM??? We need to rid this department of these clowns who cannot even piece together a simple fucking sentence without "dems" "deese" and "doze"... Require more education!!!

2/22/2009 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LA only has 17 aldercreatures

2/22/2009 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched that movie 'Taking Chance'. I can not remember when I was so totally moved by a movie before.

2/22/2009 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone know when the next class of recruits goes in?

2/22/2009 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You hit the nail on the head SCC!
We are down not just 2000, but a Few Thousand Policeman. However, part of the Chicago Police Department's recruitment tactic is how they mention that we're 13,000 strong. Yet, there is a hiring freeze for our Police force.

http://www.chicagopolice.org/recruitment/recruitment.html

Chicago Police Officer Career Information: "With a diverse workforce of over 13,000 men and women, the Chicago Police Department is serving the City in units covering every aspect of law enforcement and community service"

"Covering every aspect of law enforcement" MY ASS!

We're budgeted for 13,500 with 1,200 of the 13,500 spots occupied by civilians. Keeping in mind, Daley has eliminated a majority of those civilian spots already. If we were to subtract attrition, the no hiring of new Policeman, you'll see the numbers continue decline.

The money is there Mr. Mayor! It's part of the Budget! We're to have a certain number of Police based on that budget! What are you doing with those funds that are there to keep our Police Force at full Force to keep this City Safe? Let me guess, spending it on other worthless city departments, pursuing you Olympic dream, and buying up half the city for the Olympic locations? Hell! What are you doing to Keep up with the on going reduction of our Police force? More importantly, and all political bullshit aside, what are you doing to keep OUR FAMILIES SAFE SINCE WE'RE FORCED TO LIVE IN THIS CITY if we want to keep our jobs.

So, here's my prediction: In a last ditch effort to secure the Olympics, and after a strong show of support from our resident President, the Mayor will promise the Olympic committee, and the citizens of our City, a large number of Police Hires (1000 +). Thus, making it appear as if he's doing everything to make the Olympics a success here, and keep our city safe. The fact will still remain that you'll still owe us Thousands more Policemen, decent vehicles, equipment and more. How is it that our Mayor is able to brush off every scandal and investigation plagued by his administration, yet claimed and continues to claim he has no connection or knowledge (family - friends - political favors)? GOD HELP US!

2/22/2009 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bottom line is that we need to stop being rude and cussing in front of the people of Chicago. No wonder they go around shooting each other...they lack respect for us because of our


....gfy

2/22/2009 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The bottom line is that we need to stop being rude and cussing in front of the people of Chicago. No wonder they go around shooting each other...they lack respect for us because of our unprofessional language.

2/22/2009 01:10:00 AM
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All I have to say is YOU SIR/MADAME are not the Police! You are just some Liberal Idiot who will never be able to walk let alone dream to walk in a working policeman's shoes. Go get your video camera, plant a small tree, and watch it grow. Please stay off this site!

2/22/2009 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Dont worry, We will fight crime with a new mission. SEATBELT, STOP, CURFEW, WOLFPACK.............
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You forgot to mention event numbers. Cause we all know, by generating event numbers, the community is so much more safer. LOL

2/22/2009 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But don't worry!

* Police said they likely have surveillance video of the shootings because two pod cameras are on the street at the scene. "They're in great positions," Calumet Area Cmdr. Eddie Welch said of the cameras.

Eddie...

Did you check on the status of the POD camera?

Was it working or was it just an empty box on a pole?

Perhaps you should get the facts before running your mouth?

Feeling a bit foolish and embarrassed?

2/22/2009 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yes we do have 13,500 officers..if you count exempts, Lts, Sgts, Det....we are budgeted for 13,500 officers, and so many Sgts, and so many Lts..so they are playing games with the numbers..the City is not lying, they are just not telling the whole truth. Either way HIRE MORE COPS NOW

2/22/2009 08:48:00 AM
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You make a great point. We have more damn exempts and white shirts than we truly need. Just think, it was worse years ago. Jody did do us a favor when he stepped in and cleaned house. He's managed to do this twice on a big scale, a few more times Jody is what we need. Only this time, there's no need to promote anyone else to exempt. Like Patrol and other diminishing units, we have to do with what we have without new hires, or even replacements. Exempts should be treated the same way, and replace the removal of those with exempts existance exempts. In addition, get rid of all the worthless, useless units out there that are just a waste of money. Bottom line? In doing so, we'll be able to hire a hell of a lot more Policemen while the Mayor continues to drain us dry of funds and manpower.

2/22/2009 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the 10 hour days. The 4 day weekends are great. I havn't had to burn a comp day yet. Last year at this time I already burned through 64 hours comp. This year none...

2/22/2009 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody Weis was ordered by a judge to hand over the list of CPD officers who have had numerous complaints filed against them by 1600hrs on last Friday. Jody refused to do so citing in part that it would ruin the morale of the CPD. Jody then left the country with his wife. Does this mean that Jody may actually return to the United States with a warrant for his arrest for contempt of court and fleeing the jurisdiction?? Jody's statement on the matter and his response to the court is available online in the Clear system.

2/22/2009 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just took a trip to the islands. I went to Blue Island. I caught the Rock Island after my car broke down on Stony Island.

Didn't see Jody, though.

2/22/2009 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bottom line is that we need to stop being rude and cussing in front of the people of Chicago. No wonder they go around shooting each other...they lack respect for us because of our unprofessional language.

And our clockwatching ways. Lets not forget about that.

2/22/2009 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
WC on afternoons is waiting at the door at the time of the shooting to grab PO's pulling into the parking lot for 3:00 roll call. He is telling them they have to get out there right away. There was one rapid the day of the shooting and two people time due. The tact team (not full) was ordered by the new DC that for the next two periods, they will only to patrol one part of the district which is half of 413. In 004 the tact team is also the school dismissal car. Way to utilize your manpower. The district is way to big and much to busy for the manpower it currently has. By the way Dana, very poor choice in Carter. The man is useless and really doesn't know how it is done.

Poster,
your information is far from the truth. You are just pissed that he will actually do a great job in 004 and be your fucking boss in a few months. Isn't that right Deputy Chief. No matter who the Commander is in 004, they don't have what they need to begin to impact the crime. The district is way too big, we don't have enough cars to man the available beat, rapid and tact units we have and crime is so prevalent, we are running from one end of the district to the next just to try and answer calls. If we do stop a crime, it is just luck!

Don't believe what Dana told us at the Christmas party. I heard he tried everything not to have him get his Command because he knew he would be his direct competition as the years progress. Our Commander has no clout (if he did, he would not be in 004) he has never worked inside, he has always worked a beat car, tact, narcotics or whatever, he has been trained outside of the department against people like Michael Shields, Terry Williams and Dana Alexander's will since they knew he would shine because we have someone that came from the street and knows how to address crime in the street.

2/22/2009 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE NEED MORE POLICE. And a new mayor. IMPEACH DALEY!

2/22/2009 07:29:00 AM

Since you are so smart, tell us what you would do, tell us how you would deploy a skeleton crew, tell us who would have been the best Commander for all of these shit districts. I like the post from a different section where it told the truth, the Commanders in this shit districts need to run and hide. You are being fucked for an additonal $1000.00 a month. Fuck that! Every year you are a part of this bullshi, you take 5 years off of your life!

2/22/2009 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the going gets bad, the bad leaders go to....Mexico!

2/22/2009 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Media is only interested in being Lazy, but sensationalistic. Therefore they won't seek the exact number of SWORN, WORKING FULL DUTY police Officers out on PATROL or INVESTIGATIONS we have day to day, and how many of them are actually on furlough each month, on extended medical, disability, detailed out to who knows where, on their regular days off, baby furlos, suspensions, time due, personal days, military leave, maternity leave, etc. etc; etc.
They [the Media]just ignore the facts as usual, and go with Shortshanks lieing numbers, of which he probably counts meter maids, janitors who sweep floors in the districts and areas, Crossing Guards, CAPS pay-to-play freeloaders, Auto Pond workers, Dispatchers, etc; as working CPD Officers.. If any of em has an ethical bone in their body other than John Kass, they should find out how many SWORN Police Officers working full police functions are actually working each different day, on Patrol or Investigating crimes. In the meantime, the working Police get their brains beat out year after year, and still can't get a decent Contract like the rest of the City gets in a reasonable time after their contracts expire.

2/22/2009 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't call Monique Bonds the "Screaming Skull", that nickname already belongs to Dep. Supt. Steve Peterson.

2/22/2009 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

L.A has had more sworn officers for at least ten years.

2/22/2009 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gaurantee Daley will somehow hide the money he gets for Olympic use. The way it is spent should be disclosed and thats that.

Olympic hater.

2/22/2009 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish Fatboy would authorize a Academy Class and Test this year.

I would happily work my ass off for 22 weeks to earn Blue.

2/22/2009 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's already march was I am sure just scc's choice of words. He knows it is February and how many more days left in the month for you to be an a hole.

2/22/2009 10:47:00 AM
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No! Seriously,really? I was totally unable to figure that out for myself. I needed you to translate for me, telling me that SCC's choice of words was actually SCC's choice of words.

In case you hadn't noticed, my choice of words was MY choice of words.

When you really don't have something of value to add, just don't post.

2/22/2009 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not a Unit Commanders fault if a Pod Camera does not work properly, as they cannot check each one to verify this, nor is it their job to. They must assume that it is working correctly, or it is broken. The District Supervisors should be responsible theough, for cameras in their Districts in which complaints are received by Detectives or other Investigators, like Major Accidents, that the Videos are not clear enough to be of any use, or not capturing what is going on by the Pod correctly. This problem then should documented be corrected ASAP. If ALL the POD Cameras are pretty much useless, then whoever allowed the purchase of so many of these cameras should be held totally accountable for their Negligence in using the Taxpayers money to purchase Junk. This person, or persons, should also be investigated by Federal Authorities to see if any connected people from the junk POD Camera Company possibly got kickbacks, or other favors, for the sale of the possibly so called "Lemon Pod" Cameras, from whoever in the City Administration gave the contract out. Hmmmmmm, any guesses???

2/22/2009 08:35:00 PM  
Blogger OEMC said...

Fatboy and his damn cronies need to spend some of that 2 billion from Midway and the Parking Meters and hire 3k more Cops.

We have 1000 Traffic Aides and 150 Revenue Officers and around 200 Aviation Cops. And that doesn't make me feel that good OR safe.

I will happily Give up my 5 years of Time in Title to spend 22 weeks in the Academy.

2/22/2009 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prepare for a Summer of Bloodshed and Violence like you've probably never seen before, unless you have 20 yrs. or more on the job.

So goes another week, in Little Moscow by the Lake...

2/22/2009 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's another week til March and there's thirty-one days in the month. They usually give an academy class four days' notice to report. Plenty of time, yet, SCC. Plenty of time. And that new class will bring us right back to full strength. (wink)

2/22/2009 12:17:00 AM

28 days in February big guy (29 in a leap year).

2/22/2009 09:52:00 AM
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Okay, genius. Read carefully.

1. There's another week til March. (That means there was - then - roughly seven days til March.)

2. There are 31 days in the month (MARCH, duh).

3. So, there's still plenty of time to make a class. (Tongue in cheek.)

Good God, is it so hard to comprehend, or are you just straining desperately for something to criticize?

2/22/2009 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bond isn't the Screamin Skull, Peterson is, rookie DOPE.

2/22/2009 08:37:00 PM  
Blogger OEMC said...

Dear 2/22/2009 12:30:00 AM poster.

They are support staff...plain and simple.

Traffic Aides that Half the city of Chicago Ignores because they are too important to wait for a walk signal or stop for a red light.

Detention Aides that are part time and get no health care....but risk getting shived just like a 45k a year DOC County employee.

Crossing Guards that half you morons don't listen to about putting your car somewhere legal when you go grab your progeny from their CPS or Private school....oh...and they only get paid for 4 hours a day to put up with your shit.

2/22/2009 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They also went thru some extremely rough times in late 90's and early 2000's...very similar to what CPD is facing right now---

They were also under a Federal Consent Decree during those times. Is the CPD under a consent decree now? hmmmmmmmm?

2/22/2009 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait until Chicago is a free fire zone!

2/22/2009 09:08:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

It's already March? Wow, those ten-hour day schedules actually affected the Gregorian calendar? Powerful stuff.

Today is Sunday, 22 Feb 09. Tomorrow is Monday 23 Feb. There is no class scheduled to begin as far as we heard.

Next Monday is 02 March. So for all intents and purposes, February hiring is a closed issue as are February promotions.

We didn't mean literally is was March, but as the man once said, "Close enough for government work."

If all you have to nitpick us on is a figurative interpretation of the the calendar, then you really need to get out more.

2/22/2009 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Filmore isn't anywhere NEAR what it was back in the early 90's when crack first hit the streets and every building of the now defunct Rockwell Gardens was packed to the roof with thugs.

Spanish Cobras that ruled the east end from Harrison to Roosevelt are long gone and the yuppies have taken over. Rockwell Gardens has been leveled and the yups are pushing further and further west. The huge greystones and brownstones on Washington and Warren that were once shooting galleries for junkies and "working rooms" for the hookers are now loaded with yuppies who took them over and rebuilt the area.

Back in the day, the Vice Lords and the GD's would order a "hit" on the most aggressive coppers in the district on a semi-regular basis.

Get over yourself, kid... 011 is just a shadow of it's former self when it comes to real crime. Not that there aren't still a few spots left that rock n' roll, but you missed the glory days by 15 years.

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CAPT. SPRATTE..... IS THAT YOU SIR?

2/22/2009 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRIPLE MURDER SPURS CALL FOR ACTION
February 22, 2009 8:28 PM

Ministers and community activists gathered today at a spot a few steps away from where three teenagers were gunned down Friday afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood.
______________________________________

YES, I AGREE ! LET'S GET THE SUPERINTENDENT OUT HERE... He's where? IN MEXICO ? WTF ? He and Richie sure skip town a lot... must be nice to leave others holding your bag.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com
/2009/02/washington-edwards-pitts.html

2/22/2009 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Aloha, J-Fed! said...

J-Fed and his wife are now in Kauai sipping pina coladas complete with those tiny umbrellas.

2/22/2009 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
The bottom line is that we need to stop being rude and cussing in front of the people of Chicago. No wonder they go around shooting each other...they lack respect for us because of our unprofessional language.

2/22/2009 01:10:00 AM"



Uh, fuck you?

2/22/2009 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give natural selection a couple more years, then we'll be alright.

2/22/2009 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol: Tac team not full. THATS BC NOBODY CARES TO WORK TAC ANYMORE EXCEPT TWO YEAR WONDERS, and they don't even know what they are doing. everyone else is laying low.

2/22/2009 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the OCD gang enforcement unit is a great concept. but of course this department could *uck up a wet dream. when will these bosses learn that you wont get something for nothing. take care of your troops and they will take care of you.

2/22/2009 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
10 hour days would not have saved them. Third watch works 4-2am or 5-3am.


NOT in 007. if you drink with capt. K.; you get short hours. Ask 750 and the brew crew.

2/22/2009 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as the morons debating about college or no college. I am a p.o. who came on before there was the college requirement. I have no college. In my time on the job I have locked up many, testified plenty, and never been sued. Why? Professionalism. I really could care less if my partner has a GED or a Masters as long as they 1. Understand the job. 2. Back me up. 3. Back up everyone else.
While I do agree that a college requirement is a little useless, as the quality of officers really seems to be in question (remember last couple of scandals the officers all had college so the requirement didn't help there), I would also say that there should be some type of test to weed out the stuttering F*cks that we still get on this job.

First and foremost there should be a new tougher entrance exam given. If you pass it fine you move on, college, high school, GED, school of hard knocks. If you have the brain power to pass the test you should still be a candidate to go through the rest of the tests.

Even with the college requirement the entrance exam is a total joke, and everyone reading this can think to themselves at least one or two working in your district who you are amazed can even dress themselves and find their way in everyday. I have actually known a P.O. who used to give Ordinance Complaints and if he/she didn't know the proper charge would just (and I'm serious here) write in anything including making up his/her own MCC charge. This got caught quickly in review and the person in question doesn't work the streets anymore but come on now...

2/22/2009 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We didn't mean literally is was March, but as the man once said, "Close enough for government work."

If all you have to nitpick us on is a figurative interpretation of the the calendar, then you really need to get out more.

2/22/2009 09:14:00 PM
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I'm well aware it was a rather 'generous overstatement', SCC. YOU obviously missed the wink and the smile at the end.

Oh, and, I get out plenty, thanks.

As for being nitpicky, well, isn't that what this blog exists for? That's kind of why we all love it so much. Y'all need to lighten up. It's okay when you tweak somebody, but not okay when somebody tweaks back a little?

2/22/2009 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
But don't worry!

* Police said they likely have surveillance video of the shootings because two pod cameras are on the street at the scene. "They're in great positions," Calumet Area Cmdr. Eddie Welch said of the cameras.

Eddie...

Did you check on the status of the POD camera?

Was it working or was it just an empty box on a pole?

Perhaps you should get the facts before running your mouth?

Feeling a bit foolish and embarrassed?

2/22/2009 07:33:00 PM

Where do you get this shit from? The cameras were working and we got descent footage. If you were a Detective, you would know that we limit what information is released for a reason.

2/22/2009 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT...i seem to recall that the international olympic committee will be in chicago from i believe 4-7 april.how about a little informational picketing? my sign would read.. "city can bargain for olympics, but can't bargain with city employees!" i work afternoons and would gladly spend a few mornings downtown to make a point...just a thought..

2/22/2009 11:12:00 AM
the IOC IS HERE IN APRIL TO COLLRCT THE skin MONEY FOR dALEy'S CRAPPY 2016 gAMES
How much will daley give out to the IOC ????? $$130 MILLION DOLLARS

2/22/2009 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck it Im authorizing EVERYONE to take Extended Furlough,time due Front back and sideways,Sick time comp time court time vacation time holiday pay and anything else WE GOT COMING. Grab a cold 12 pack of ROOT beer,fire up the BBQ and FUCK EM ALL. Let the body snatchers clean the City Im DONE with this BULLSHIT. When the time comes that I cant slap the tea totalling SHIt out of a mope that deserves it and have to spend the WHIOLE DAMN DAY answering to some SUCKHOLE BOSS as to WHY I did that, Im done. Suggestion: get the car defeat the BULSHIT GPS, fry the radio,and Go down on LUNCH. This Corrupt city and the FAT BASTARD GREASY BLOB running it will never change and we will be the ones paying the price. KISS MY ASS DAELY,SCREW THE BULLSHIT FOP, and Jody....I hope they put a warrant on you for contempt Id LOVE to lock your bitch ass up you Federal Puke. Im done.To you youngins.......GET REAL get off this job and go where youre appreciated and it AINT CHICAGO.

2/22/2009 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Filmore isn't anywhere NEAR what it was back in the early 90's when crack first hit the streets and every building of the now defunct Rockwell Gardens was packed to the roof with thugs.

_______________________________

shut the fuck up and retire already

2/22/2009 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We're budgeted for 13,500 with 1,200 of the 13,500 spots occupied by civilians."

"L.A has had more sworn officers for at least ten years."

C'mon, please. Quit making stuff up. Both of these statements are wrong. Very wrong. You will never make a winning argument if you just make stuff up. If you don't know what you're talking about, then please SHUT UP! It makes the rest of us with legitimate complaints look like goofs.

2/22/2009 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's okay when you tweak somebody, but not okay when somebody tweaks back a little?

2/22/2009 10:24:00 PM"


Your comment got posted, didn't it?


Twice.

2/22/2009 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my squad car can only be in one place at a time. if people bitch that it took to long for a response i tell them the truth-- we r short on manpower and call your alderperson and bitch them out, not me.

2/22/2009 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GET REAL get off this job and go where youre appreciated and it AINT CHICAGO.

2/22/2009 10:29:00 PM

lay off the booze, old timer

2/22/2009 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the IOC IS HERE IN APRIL TO COLLRCT THE skin MONEY FOR dALEy'S CRAPPY 2016 gAMES
How much will daley give out to the IOC ????? $$130 MILLION DOLLARS

2/22/2009 10:29:00 PM

Again..Try laying off the hooch, old man! 10:30 os a little early for a Sunday night to be blitzed! Try staying in with the family...It works wonders with the relationship!

2/22/2009 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detention Aides that are part time and get no health care....but risk getting shived just like a 45k a year DOC County employee.
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They're full time and they do get benefits. Same with the traffic aids. The only part-timers are the crossing guards who don't show up half the time anyway.

2/22/2009 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing for sure the old time Detective Division That Roamed the streets, made stops, and wanted to hear any tips and clues you might have is gone.

AMEN BROTHER, I AGREE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT...

2/22/2009 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(remember last couple of scandals the officers all had college so the requirement didn't help there


ummmm Burge??? Madjenowski (sp)??? Austin 7? Jefferson Park assholes knocking off the poles??? The Cumberland crew??? I do not believe a single one of them had even 1 credit hour of college! And if by "recent scandal" you are referring to SOS, well 2 of them (college educated both) recently had charges dropped, and Finnegan has no college so you so eloquently made my point!

How do you explain that ISP requires 4 year degree AND fitness requirements every fucking year (which are more strict than our joke volunteer BS) and they rarely have a scandal! In fact, I cannot remember the last ISP fuck up! Hmmm... why is that? They have the most corrupt boss in America! They have a worse budget, less manpower, work 99 every unit every night, yet do more with less and STILL have about 100 times less corruption than our under educated joke of a department!

Look... studies have shown for CENTURIES that education is the answer to lifes problems! The more educated a society, the more it flourishes! Sorry, but that is a basic fact to human life! Your "school of hard knocks" or whatever you want to call it is a joke and a piss poor excuse! The CPD is not a social program for the educationally challenged and it is time we stop treating it as such! Once we expect more out of our own, only then will we get the respect we so desperately desire! REQUIRE A 4 YEAR DEGREE!!!!

2/22/2009 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 10:29pm: Dude, take a Xanax and switch to DeCaf.

2/22/2009 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats why we have the new gang ocd unit. they are suppose to save this city. they took all the gang teams out of the districts so that this could happen? its going to be a long summer.

In A/5, they're doing follow ups on domestic batteries...How does that have anything to do with gangs???

2/22/2009 03:24:00 PM


im not on a gang team but it could be a gang banger and getting him a a domestic could violate his parole..going to domestics can be the best way to get info on shit heads you know when baby girl is all pissed off

2/22/2009 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go back to High School Diploma. College cops are the worst.
___________________________

The brain is a muscle, you fucking idiot.

2/22/2009 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it strange how the "community activists" and con-mand reverends are always available to march and protest. Apparently going to a real job isn't part of their agenda.

2/22/2009 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prepare for a Summer of Bloodshed and Violence like you've probably never seen before, unless you have 20 yrs. or more on the job.

So goes another week, in Little Moscow by the Lake...

2/22/2009 08:37:00 PM
Hey rookie it was not twenty but 18 years ago 1991 to exact that was summer of bloodshed. I remember the "flying squad," which was the precursor to SOS running around Districts stealing and robbing, I mean jumping on arrests. Well it just never changes.

2/22/2009 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The brain is a muscle, you fucking idiot.

2/22/2009 11:31:00 PM"


Someone's let his health club membership elapse.

2/22/2009 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats why we have the new gang ocd unit. they are suppose to save this city. they took all the gang teams out of the districts so that this could happen? its going to be a long summer.

In A/5, they're doing follow ups on domestic batteries...How does that have anything to do with gangs???

2/22/2009 03:24:00 PM


im not on a gang team but it could be a gang banger and getting him a a domestic could violate his parole..going to domestics can be the best way to get info on shit heads you know when baby girl is all pissed off

True...or it could be a way to get those arrest numbers up also to keep Leo off their backs

2/23/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the Eric Carter kiss asses this guy is a moron and has'nt got a clue. Even his (2) girlfriends running the main offfice have screwed everything up. po's sgt's and lt's all are talking about leaving. I mean the guy hides in the lot to catch po's coming in late or leaving at 10 after the hour . what a piece of work.

2/23/2009 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL of you morons fighting over this college/no college bullshit are major league IDIOTS!!! It's simple- CPD dummies down testing BUT raises expectations! What do you get? 2009 CPD!

Figure it out retards!

2/23/2009 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody said NO ONE without a 4 year degree can be promoted to an exempt rank!

Look at that brain trust. LOL

Yet again, you college types confuse education with intelligence.

The ISP has a real police academy with a washout rate, we don't!

The common thread through all of the recent scandals is CLOUT, education level was irrelevant.

We high-school-only cops rest our case.

2/23/2009 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the OCD gang enforcement unit is a great concept. but of course this department could *uck up a wet dream. when will these bosses learn that you wont get something for nothing. take care of your troops and they will take care of you.

----------------------------------
Trouble in paradise?

2/23/2009 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/22/2009 11:28:00 AM

Hey spank, YOU ARE NOT BETTER THEN THAT. Your are way off base about me and anytime you want to talk man to man I'll be more then happy too. So Jump your mouth up on zone 6 any midnight watch and i'll meet you in the wood. You obviously missed the point anyway numbnuts. WE ARE SHORT and they keep moving pompus arrogant bed wetting panty wastes like you and your big 2 and half years in the wood (PPO time I'm sure). I got 19 years senior then you so lick my KMA bars and go backing to blowing your LT.

2/23/2009 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To 3:52am...GFY!!! Hey, my LT in MSF PK told us in the interview that we would never have to seat belt missions, wolf pack missions or answering bullshit domestics! hey dude, I came from 007 where I did my time. You're probably from a do nothing North district. Get a fucking clue! We are used more to strike at large groups of gangbangers. We mass in large numbers against them. LT told us we will be taking over SWAT perimeters. So, we have no time to do your piddly little district bullshit!
If I wanted that bullshit, I would have stayed in 007 where I came from! That's right bitch! I'm an Englewood Ranger. Fuck that! I ain't doing goof ass shit like that. I am better than that. That's why I'm where I am now!!!

2/22/2009 11:28:00 AM
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I heard you beat-off's already put yorselves in for a unit award. Yeah you something over there in the MSF. Time will only tell how worthless you are......

2/23/2009 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous dilligaf said...

"How do you explain that ISP requires 4 year degree AND fitness requirements every fucking year (which are more strict than our joke volunteer BS) and they rarely have a scandal! In fact, I cannot remember the last ISP fuck up! Hmmm... why is that? They have the most corrupt boss in America! They have a worse budget, less manpower, work 99 every unit every night, yet do more with less and STILL have about 100 times less corruption than our under educated joke of a department!"

Your logic astounds me. You are comparing a department that for all intents and purposes, patrol our expressway system.... (I am a big fan of the ISP). While most of them could knock out a 501 in 2 hours or less, (a winner of a case, that is) how much dope do they take off the street? How many guns do they get off of shitheads? How many times do they handle a homicide? HOW MANY BUS DISTURBANCES DO THEY HANDLE?????? Ease up on the requirements, the temptation to do wrong is lessened on traffic stops, an arrest warrant in Peru or a search warrant in Minooka. As was once said more eloquently then I could ever have: there's lies, damn lies and then theres statistics...

BTW, "01/31/2006 - ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - A state trooper has been convicted of forcing a couple to strip after he found them in a parked car along a Cook County highway last June.
A jury on Monday found Jeremy Dozier, 32, guilty of four counts of bribery and four counts of misconduct, all felonies. He was immediately taken into custody after Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta ordered his bail revoked."

And this last tidbit:

Illinois Compiled Statutes, sections 720 ILCS 5/31-4 and 5/26-1, state it is a criminal offense for any person to knowingly furnish false information or to transmit false information to a public officer knowing there are no reasonable grounds that such offense has been committed.

That is from the ISP site about complaints against its troopers.

Now you look at our site about complaints against officers:

State law requires that any person making an allegation of misconduct against a Chicago Police Officer sign a sworn affidavit that certifies that the allegation is true and correct. If the person making the complaint did not actually witness the alleged conduct, they must certify that they believe that the facts in the allegation are true.


So SHUT THE FUCK UP BA/BS BOY!

2/23/2009 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Jody refused to do so citing in part that it would ruin the morale of the CPD."

This was obviously posted by one of the "inner circle." Weis and co. have already ruined morale.
Can't raise a sunk ship, boss.

2/23/2009 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant speak for the other Areas, but the sgt in area1 (1st watch) is always helpful and sends dics out whenever you call.

2/23/2009 05:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more educated a society, the more it flourishes

LMAO..most of the educated people I know of are pompus fucking stupid idots with an ego the size of Texas. They are like a dog with pedigree papers. BFD.

Clinton, educated, blago educated, and every other educatd asshole politician that is in prison.

2/23/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We're budgeted for 13,500 with 1,200 of the 13,500 spots occupied by civilians."

"L.A has had more sworn officers for at least ten years."

C'mon, please. Quit making stuff up. Both of these statements are wrong. Very wrong. You will never make a winning argument if you just make stuff up. If you don't know what you're talking about, then please SHUT UP! It makes the rest of us with legitimate complaints look like goofs.

2/22/2009 10:45:00 PM



Thank you for posting Mr. Mayor. We have less than 10,000 sworn members. That is a fact! This makes it dangerous for P.O.s to answer calls and unsafe to live in this City. Where is that money going?

2/23/2009 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If I wanted that bullshit, I would have stayed in 007 where I came from! That's right bitch! I'm an Englewood Ranger. Fuck that! I ain't doing goof ass shit like that. I am better than that. That's why I'm where I am now!!!"

Thank god for small miracles. Go have drink some more cough syrup goof

2/23/2009 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
will they classify it properly as murder? Or the old standby secondary in the narrative that "his death resulted from an armed assault"?

Are you kidding he calls a robbery...... a battery and theft.

2/23/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the OCD gang enforcement unit is a great concept. but of course this department could *uck up a wet dream. when will these bosses learn that you wont get something for nothing. take care of your troops and they will take care of you.

Not enough freebee SUVs and gasoline to go around? GPS in your covert cars now? Who screwed it up for the rest?

2/23/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO..most of the educated people I know of are pompus fucking stupid idots with an ego the size of Texas. They are like a dog with pedigree papers. BFD.


jealous? just because you cannot complete a sentence doe not mean you need to hate! Take the courses, show some discipline, get the degree then we can talk. And for the clown that listed 2 ISP allegations you are a joke! 2 allegations is the most you could come up with??? I mean you could LITERALLY fill these pages with CPD allegations! So again, THANK YOU for making my point!

2/23/2009 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT A GREAT JOB, COPPERS BEATING EACHOTHER UP "I'M BETTER THEN YOU, NO I'M TOUGHER THEN YOU, NO I HAVE MORE TIME THEN YOU ETC...." FUCKING IDIOTS AND TRULY A PITY. WE I REPEAT WE WILL NEVER GET A "GOOD" CONTRACT BECAUSE OF ALL THE IN-FIGHTING.

I'M SURPRISED WE EVEN GET OUR USUAL 4%.

2/23/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

"Anonymous said...
The bottom line is that we need to stop being rude and cussing in front of the people of Chicago. No wonder they go around shooting each other...they lack respect for us because of our unprofessional language.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
C'mon, lighten up you guys. Don't you recognize the sarcasm in this comment?

2/23/2009 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you really don't have something of value to add, just don't post.

2/22/2009 08:33:00 PM

***********

Take your own advice.

2/23/2009 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched that movie 'Taking Chance'. I can not remember when I was so totally moved by a movie before.

2/22/2009 06:56:00 PM


all right. it's on my list to see

2/23/2009 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The day crew are old timer that are done and want to go home. THEY need the help."

Hey asshole-they just work smarter instead of spinning their wheels on small time arrests. You could learn something if you had a brain.

2/23/2009 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The college requirement of getting of 60 hours can be done by taking a few course and a couple of CLEP tests in a few afternoons - and has no bearing on the decline of the Chicago Police Department. The much bigger factor is that starting in the late 80-through the 90's you could designa few web pages and make more money than cops did via part time work. Why would anyone smart- college hours or degree- be bothered? In 1981 over 30,000 people took the entrance exam. A bigger pool of applicants-you have a better and larger 'cream of the crop'. tests in the last few years have had anywhere from 2500 to 3500 applicants.

If you hire the top 10 % of each:

30000 = 3000

2500 = 250

But we still have to replace the same numbers leaving - hence the dumbing down of the department- it's not the college stupid- it's the economy.

If the economy is good- not a lot of people want to be the police- in a downturn- more people will consider the job.

2/23/2009 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To 3:52am...GFY!!! Hey, my LT in MSF PK told us in the interview that we would never have to seat belt missions, wolf pack missions or answering bullshit domestics! hey dude, I came from 007 where I did my time. You're probably from a do nothing North district. Get a fucking clue! We are used more to strike at large groups of gangbangers. We mass in large numbers against them. LT told us we will be taking over SWAT perimeters. So, we have no time to do your piddly little district bullshit!
If I wanted that bullshit, I would have stayed in 007 where I came from! That's right bitch! I'm an Englewood Ranger. Fuck that! I ain't doing goof ass shit like that. I am better than that. That's why I'm where I am now!!!

2/22/2009 11:28:00 AM

Yeah, you're better than that! That's why you guys are bringing in juveniles off the warrant list...

Now go sit in the corner and suck your thumb!

2/23/2009 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spring, Daylight Savings Time, and Warmer Weather is coming real soon. Stay safe out there Officers, it's going to be a long and violent year from here on out. Don't get yourself or your partner hurt or end up fired for some Stupid, Liberal Politician run department.

2/23/2009 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thing instead of installing cameras everywhere the CPD should invest in a couple unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e. RQ-1 Predator). You can have a couple of these that orbit various parts of the city (cheaper than operating a helicopter unit). These predators allow "Surveillance imagery from synthetic aperture radar, video cameras and a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) can be distributed in real-time both to the front line soldier and to the operational commander, or worldwide in real-time via satellite communication links." Best thing about these is the element of surprise!

Stay safe!!

2/22/2009 11:19:00 AM

That's great and all, but let's start with a sally port door that doesn't break every month.

2/23/2009 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This was obviously posted by one of the 'inner circle'. Weis and co. have already ruined morale.
Can't raise a sunk ship, boss.

2/23/2009 05:06:00 AM"


Sure you can, with a whole lot of hot air.

A shitload of hot air.

2/23/2009 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes we do have 13,500 officers..if you count exempts, Lts, Sgts, Det....we are budgeted for 13,500 officers, and so many Sgts, and so many Lts..so they are playing games with the numbers..the City is not lying, they are just not telling the whole truth. Either way HIRE MORE COPS NOW
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You were right the first time the sworn count is suppossed to be 13,500 including Sgt, Lts detectives etc. 13,500 is the sworn count for all sworn not just officers -

PO 9900
Sgt 1300
Det 1150
Lts 240
etc.

The real problem is all the specialized units that draw from the districts - more manpower needs to be assigned to the districts for certain - but no way are we short the 2-3,000 people keep railing about.

2/23/2009 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon, please. Quit making stuff up. Both of these statements are wrong. Very wrong. You will never make a winning argument if you just make stuff up. If you don't know what you're talking about, then please SHUT UP! It makes the rest of us with legitimate complaints look like goofs.

2/22/2009 10:45:00 PM
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Easy Francis! Before you sit behind that keyboard getting your drink on and feeling tough, it's not nice to tell someone to shut up. I don't know who you work for, but unless you have proof what the real numbers are, don't go on here saying that this isnt true. City Counsel reviews and approves the Budgets from ALL Departments every year. Check it out! This is why where in the state we're in. The Media (who's in the Mayor's Pocket), won't even touch this. This should be front page news about our Beloved Chicago Police Dept and it's decline in Manpower.

2/23/2009 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as the morons debating about college or no college. I am a p.o. who came on before there was the college requirement. I have no college. In my time on the job I have locked up many, testified plenty, and never been sued. Why? Professionalism. I really could care less if my partner has a GED or a Masters as long as they 1. Understand the job. 2. Back me up. 3. Back up everyone else.
never been sued, you must not have locked up that many , professional or not the odds are you will get sued doing this job

2/23/2009 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous "verbal judo" by J-Fed said...

2/22; 3:34 PM

The use of obscenities is unconscionable.
Neither police officers nor law-abiding citizens will ever resort to using vulgar language and lower themselves to the level of violent felons.

Fearing for her safety, even her life, the potential female victim should address her assailant wannabe as "Sir", perhaps as follows:

"Sir. There are no witnesses around and frankly, you terrify me. Please leave me alone because I am now soiling my panties. Be a gentleman and make your parents proud of you. I am helpless and at your mercy. I don't want to be abducted, robbed, raped, tortured and dismembered and be placed in a dumpster. I beg you to go away, sir. Please!"

2/23/2009 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the 10 hour days. The 4 day weekends are great. I havn't had to burn a comp day yet. Last year at this time I already burned through 64 hours comp. This year none...

2/22/2009 07:50:00 PM

You work days right? I'm only asking because Afternoons and Midnights are taking it up the ass.

2/23/2009 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Filmore isn't anywhere NEAR what it was back in the early 90's when crack first hit the streets and every building of the now defunct Rockwell Gardens was packed to the roof with thugs.

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shut the fuck up and retire already

2/22/2009 10:43:00 PM

Fillmore, early 90's. Home of the I/F.

2/23/2009 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To all the Eric Carter kiss asses this guy is a moron and has'nt got a clue. Even his (2) girlfriends running the main offfice have screwed everything up. po's sgt's and lt's all are talking about leaving. I mean the guy hides in the lot to catch po's coming in late or leaving at 10 after the hour . what a piece of work.

2/23/2009 12:54:00 AM

Liar Liar pants on fire! You must be one of the many women that keeps coming into the front office trying to get a one on one with him or you are his miserable psycho ex. Sgt. YW. I use to work with them in 007, oh boy, that was a doosey. We sit at the desk all day cracking up at all the old boss' girlfriends trying to get a taste of new meat. (I am sure Curious George is pissed) We already have a bet going on who will finally get him. Try starting that parking lot rumor on another Blog. We heard that BS before and since we all work here, we know that is some bullshit. Make up something we can believe. I see nothing but great positive change, and we as police hate change. You Hegwisch boys are also upset that he won't kiss your ring leader's ass and he is giving priority to the areas that need it most. I don't know how long JFED and our weasel Deputy Chief Alexander will allow him to make decisions based on need and not based on favoritism and clout, but hey, at least he is really giving this community his best shot!

We see him walking around the station, talking to the troops or at roll call. Sorry buddy, we have never seen him sitting in the parking lot looking for losers like you!

2/23/2009 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Thank you for posting Mr. Mayor. We have less than 10,000 sworn members. That is a fact! This makes it dangerous for P.O.s to answer calls and unsafe to live in this City. Where is that money going?"

Umm, wrong, Dude. Don't confuse POs with ALL sworn. Now apologize to the world and go back to your Wii.

2/23/2009 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 004 the tact team is also the school dismissal car. Way to utilize your manpower. The district is way to big and much to busy for the manpower it currently has.


Okay Bozo who wrote an entire book, you replied to your own statement. We all know we have no fucking manpower. 004 leads the city in crime, not due to the sorry excuse for a Commander we had for the past 4 years and his witch that we bid farewell, and not due to the sorry excuse for a Superintendent. It is due to the neighborhoods changing, the housing developments sending their rejects to our community and the simple fact that we are totally short on police and supervisors. We really have the worst bunch of sergeants in the city and all of the watch commanders are useless. WTF You can get pissed, but I am telling the truth and you know it. No matter what effort this new guy puts in, it will be in vain.

2/23/2009 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey talk about wasteful spending has anyone seen the nice truck lift at Area 1 garage in the tire shop. The moron that purchased it has no clue. The lift which was intended to be used for our command van for repairs is useless. After paying for it and having it partially installed realized that the height of the ceiling in the shop is to low. Now a smart person would of said why buy a lift send the command van to the garage where the fire trucks get fixed then you don't have to buy anything.

2/23/2009 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the pod watchers write your own tickets. Bring a book with you to work and write them yourself. WE SHORT HANDED AND TOO BUSY ANSWERING CALLS!!!!!!! THE LAST THING ON OUR MINDS ARE PARKERS!!!

2/23/2009 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You were right the first time the sworn count is suppossed to be 13,500 including Sgt, Lts detectives etc. 13,500 is the sworn count for all sworn not just officers -

PO 9900
Sgt 1300
Det 1150
Lts 240
etc.
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Hey guy, we had all these specialized units in the late 80's and early 90s and we didnt have this problem. your numbers are way way off bonehead.

2/23/2009 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The only good that might come from the shootings is the beginning of the end of the eric carter era in 004.

2/22/2009 01:24:00 PM

Wow, why so angry? The green devil has a hold of you. What did he do, steal your woman or take your job? If they get rid of him for a homicide, hell they should have crusifide Jfed a long time ago and half the Exempt including the Deputy Superintendent who personally deploys any additonal assists units/resources and the Assistant Superintendent of Operations, not the one who got away with a crime as the city continues to prosecute other homeowners.

Commander Carter, we wish you were here in Narcotics. We miss your support, tactics and ideas. Please come and give a remedial class to the assholes we have.

2/23/2009 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Speaking of opportunities can I take this one to give a shout out at jfed to boot this frickin bone head E Galoshes out of 192. We had her long enough now let someone else take this treachorous waste of space. Ugh.

2/22/2009 12:44:00 AM

How about taking eelyn the midway destructionist also?

2/22/2009 01:18:00 PM

Shouldnt they bput these two condescending brutes in the academy and they can talkd own to the newbies.

2/24/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone but me is an idiot!

2/24/2009 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

004 is still 004. Midnights is still midnights. This is my night as you start your day. Same shit, same day!

We will be a lot better off if the old Commander and Karla would stop harassing us for information and doing whatever they can to undermine what anyone is doing now that they are gone. It is just not the Commander and his staff that they are fucking with (yes we hear about it) but the watch commanders and sergeants alike. I personally overheard a conversation 2 days ago that made me sick to my stomache. Jfed, I would suggest you look carefully at how you select people to oversee areas they once controlled. I guess they have a hard time letting go or they are that afraid someone will do some thhngs you may not have thought of before. I thought you were a descent guy, I really think you are a moron now. You know why! Karla, you haev 5 years on the job, no matter what your man tells you, you don't know shit!

2/24/2009 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous plenty o ' time to do your piddly said...

So, we have no time to do your piddly little district bullshit! If I wanted that bullshit, I would have stayed in 007 where I came from! That's right bitch! I'm an Englewood Ranger. Fuck that! I ain't doing goof ass shit like that. I am better than that. That's why I'm where I am now!!!

Where are you now? Can we be partners again?

2/24/2009 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Carter the Tact sergeant in the 7th District when akk that shit hit the fan with his team??? They rewarded this guy........for what?

2/24/2009 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Speaking of opportunities can I take this one to give a shout out at jfed to boot this frickin bone head E Galoshes out of 192. We had her long enough now let someone else take this treachorous waste of space. Ugh.

2/22/2009 12:44:00 AM

How about taking eelyn the midway destructionist also?

2/22/2009 01:18:00 PM

Shouldnt they bput these two condescending brutes in the academy and they can talkd own to the newbies.

2/24/2009 12:26:00 AM

That would be a great idea!

2/24/2009 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Junior and his gang can now beat up the employed single woman, or better yet, single mom and make her rob and steal and then he can go straight and she can go to jail and Junior can say - I gone straight - it's her - arrest Junior and out him on the sex offender's list and tack a GPS tracking device on his ass - crime down or gone...

2/24/2009 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the asshat who threw out scandals with Burge Austin 7 etc, I said recent scandals. Anytime you hear of a P.O. with less than 11 years on the job, yes SOS counts, and the recent towing scandals involves college educated officers. My point being education does not stop corruption. If you want to go into it at one point in the history of the world Rome was considered one of the most enlightened societies and it crashed and burned because of corruption. All of you who hold on to your college education remember this. Before you were here there were others, some just as educated, most less. They all found a way to make themselves effective in serving our communities. I have known a few officers who could barely write but could do police work more effectively than anyone else because of street smarts. They knew they weren't going to win Jeopardy, but they did their jobs. You college educated smart asses could take a cue from them.

And to the asshat who questions my arrests, I have well over 1,000 in my career, ranging from murders, robbers, rapists, burglars etc. And yes I have never been sued, so ease off Francis

2/24/2009 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Wasn't Carter the Tact sergeant in the 7th District when akk that shit hit the fan with his team??? They rewarded this guy........for what?

2/24/2009 11:52:00 AM

No he was not. I worked on the tact team. He left 007 and went to Narcotics, then made lieutenant. Next bullshit story. Man, are you reaching. Do you need a hug?

2/24/2009 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Wasn't Carter the Tact sergeant in the 7th District when akk that shit hit the fan with his team??? They rewarded this guy........for what?

2/24/2009 11:52:00 AM

He had been gone for a few years by the time those guys started working together. They all did not work on the same team either, they all worked in tact at some point but one went to the Area Two Gun team working for Sgt. Rhoma and Dep. Chief Michael Shields. By the time the scandal hit 007 he had been a Lieutenant for at least a year. If you knew him, you would know what kind of a person he is. He is the most straight and narrow guy that I know. We worked on a car together in 007 off and on for a while when he was P.O. Descent guy. Nice try, but you are way out in left field on this one.

2/24/2009 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax,I know how Fillomre was 15 yrs ago,I was trying to make a point about lack of man power and what could happen if things don't change for the better.Take a damned chill pill bill gggeeesssshhh.

2/27/2009 06:49:00 PM  

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