Thursday, February 19, 2009

Political Correctness Again

  • Police continue to warn North Side residents of burglaries that have occurred recently at the hands of people pretending to be utility employees or new neighbors. Once inside victims' homes, they distract the resident while accomplices steal items.
  • The offenders begin by ringing the bell or knocking on the door, then giving various false reasons for entry, including that they are new neighbors, utility employees, tree cutters or construction contractors.

    Once inside, they keep the victim distracted while accomplices search for property to take. On one occasion, the victim was physically accosted by the offenders.

    The offenders have been described as male, whites or Hispanics in their late 20s to 30s. The property taken has included cash and/or small items such as jewelry. The offenders have been seen driving various vehicles
We remember an entire course taught at the Academy that dealt solely with gypsies. There was an entire Special Bulletin that ran on to eight or ten pages with the known "Millers" and "Mitchells" and all manner of grifter, thieves, and burglars. There seems to be a violent streak appearing here and there among some of the younger generation attacking the elderly and defenseless. Keep an eye on the neighbors.

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44 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once upon a time, when I believed I could change the world, I worked undercover.

When there was a job we had to work, the boss would say, "I need a young black guy and some arm candy." Or he would say, "two Hispanics, nobody white goes near this".

Nobody was offended or got woofy about it. We knew it was what it was and certain folks could go certain places. And some of us couldn't. The only time it bothered anyone was when the target location was pretty great and we got cut out of the fun.

We've become so politically correct, we aren't allowed to do our jobs. If the offender is Asian, we have to say so. If the suspect is short and frighteningly ugly, we have to say so. Are we not in the business of serving and protecting? Or has the pc media and the pc ivory tower forgotten that tiny little detail?

2/19/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gypsys are still very prevelant..they mostly live in 024 and 020 as well as skokie, and lincolnwood..and they 'work' all over the of the city..but alot in 024 just look up the burglary stats for the 10 sector in 024 over the last few years extremely high..

2/19/2009 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gypsy problem in Germany was pretty much non-existent after WWII.
Those Irish Tinkers need to be dealt w/ extreme prejudice as well.

2/19/2009 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should contact retired Capt. Tom Riley, he could solve a gypse problem, they all know him and fear him, it's the only thing that truely works.

2/19/2009 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gypsys have always been willing to resort to violence, especially against their favorite prey, the old, frail and helpless.

No conscience, no acceptance of the rules of society.

I was once corrected by an old lib, stating that the correct title was "Roma."

A rose by any other name is still a rose. And a gypsy is still a lying, conniving thief. It's THEIR culture.

2/19/2009 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot about the Elys.

2/19/2009 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you are denied the word "gypsy" the problem is out of foucus.

2/19/2009 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They tried to hit my mom a few weeks back. They hit 2 of her neighbors for around 10k. Make sure that if you have parents especially mothers that live alone, Educate them about this and the methods that they use.

2/19/2009 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember years ago working Tact in 001,and you would get a part time gig working Marshall Fields and every once in a while they woula announce over the store wide p.a. systemd "Attention cuastomers a group of Gypsies has entered the store please pay attention to your purse and waletts,Clerks pay special attention to your departments,"Ahh the good old days

2/19/2009 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is happening in the suburbs too.

2/19/2009 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot the notorious Eli's SCC

2/19/2009 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And keep a gun in your pocket or closeby at home.

2/19/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago the Academy taught profiling as heads up police work, wrong person for wrong place etc. Feds profile as well. Step forward a generation: academy and CPD teach profiling is not only wrong but will result in discipline. In this post 911 era where terrorists threaten our borders and property crimes committed by "non-violent" offenders are sky rocketing we are taught to rely on PODS and DNA to solve crimes after victimization. But we can prevent crime and protect our elderly through seatbelt missions, outdoor roll calls and tinted window missions. Have we lost are focus or what?

2/19/2009 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gypsy is considered an insult because it is derived from "gyp" as in to gyp someone. True gypsies are called Romanies. However, in my politically incorrect opinion, gypsy is an accurate name for certain people.

2/19/2009 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Irish Tinkers".... all merit!or any boss; you sound like an Eirephobe....carry on..

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

Back in the Stone Age I worked the "Gypsy Detail" in DDA/5GA. (Detective Division, Area 5, General Assignments). I actually went out into the community and gave talks to various groups about what to be on the lookout for, and how to avoid being ripped off by the MANY Gypsy families that regularly work Chicago neighborhoods. This was long before community policing was thought of, and it worked.

2/19/2009 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember testifying against one of the Millers years ago. Cross exam went something like this:

Atty: In your report you call my client a Gypsy.

Me: Yes sir.

Atty: And just what makes him a Gypsy?

Me: Most likely his Gypsy mother and father.

Courtroom: Ha ha ha ha

2/19/2009 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are actually a few Gypsies living right in Edison Park, including their boss, Frank Eli. Keep an eye out in the neighborhood! This is classic Gypsy con games. These people are the scum of the earth!

2/19/2009 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JODY..... I think you need to show your big nuts to us CPD. Go have a news conference and stand behind your officers actions...... Come on Jfed.. Do it. If you have any sense you will make a public statement standing behind this officer and state he did the right thing. Or are you a pussy

2/19/2009 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the gypsy were gassed u asshat! i know u dont think thats a good idea right

2/19/2009 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, you mean the "G" word? Gypsy is racist and defamatory. Oh my, no no, Gypsy won't do. Romanian-American is all right. But no "G" word.

2/19/2009 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAD THE IRISH TINKERS COME TO MY HOME IN TINLEY PARK WITH THE OLD BULLSHIT OF DOING MY DRIVE ETC AND I LOOK IRISH AND DID MY PPL COME FROM IRELAND ETC ETC,NOE I ALAWAYS AS A OLD 6TH DIST COPPER KEEP MY PISTOL IN THE HALL CLOSET AND I SMILED AND GOT THE GUN AND RAN INTO THE FAMILY ROOM TO SEE ONE OF THESE WHITE TRASH PRICKS TRYING TO JIMMY MY SLIDING GLASS DOOR OFF THE DECK I HIT THAT PRICK SO HARD I OPENED HIS HEAD AND KICKED HIM IN THE FACE PATRICK SHEAMUS AND HIS BUDDIES SPLIT IN A TRUCK WITH NO PLATES, I NOYIFIED VILLAGE COPPERS AND THEY SAID THEY HAD COMPLAINTS FRON CITIZENS BOUT SAME THING THE CONGATULATED ME ON A JOB WELL DONE, IF THIS PADDY PRICK WAS IN THE HOUSE I WOULS HAVE OFFED HIM, STAY SAFE GUYS

2/19/2009 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MITCHELL OR ELY?

2/19/2009 03:49:00 PM  
Blogger OLD*6970 said...

OLD DAYS WHEN THERE WERE STRIP
JOINTS ON SOUTH STATE,UP FROM 11TH STREET. "GYPSIES,TRAMPS & THIEVES"
WERE WORKING THE GULLIBLE AND FOLKS
WHO WERE OUT OF THEIR ELEMENT.IT
WAS VERY COLORFUL TO SAY THE LEAST.

"GYPSY GOOD TIME"

A NICE LOOKING GYPSY WOMAN WOULD
LURE MEN TO THE SECOND FLOOR APT.
WHERE A FEW MORE WOMEN WOULD BE.
THEY TAKE THE GUYS HAND EACH SIDE
AND FORM A CIRCLE AROUND THE TABLE,
WITH GYPSY MUSIC PLAYING THEY GO
ROUND AND ROUND ONE WAY THEN THE OTHER, GETTING THIS GUY A LITTLE
DIZZY. AT THIS POINT THEY ALL CIRCLE HIM AND RUB UP ON HIM ALL
TOGETHER AND ONE OF THEM GETS HIS
POCKETS.THE MUSIC STOPS, SOMEONE
YELLS "POLICE", THEY RUSH HIM OUT
AT THE HEIGHT OF THE EXCITEMENT.!

NOT TO MANY VICTIMS, REPORTED...

NOW THE YOUNGER ONES GOT DRUGS, A
DIFFERENT THING NOW.

TELL THE OLD FOLKS DON'T OPEN THE
DOOR FOR ANY ONE. IF SOMEONE COMES
KNOCKING TELL THE FOLKS TO CALL YOU.

2/19/2009 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Whatever happened to the word 'gypsy?'" --SCC

Oh, that's nothing. There is an increasing trend in the media to omit the race in broadcast and published descriptions of wanted offenders.

God help us -- it wouldn't be fair if we knew what they looked like.

By the way, it has become increasingly difficult to understand and utilize crime figures and urban demographic data because of the deliberate, obfuscative gerrymandering of the category "Hispanic" into both "white" and "black."

Those of us who are of Western European ancestry are now merely "non-Hispanic whites." Hey, uh...don't do me any more favors there with that adding machine.

If I want blutwurst, should I ask for "a pound of non-chorizo?"

Remember, o statistician -- it was Werner Von Non-Hispanic who put us on the moon.

The mind boggles...

2/19/2009 04:18:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Several Gypsies have told me about a widely known legend in their subculture whereby stealing is not a sin. It is the story of the fourth nail at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

As the Roman soldiers prepared to nail Jesus to the cross, a Gypsy stole the fourth spike. In gratitude, Jesus granted the Gypsy thief and all his progeny the right to steal with impunity.

To this day, many Gypsies condone theft as an integral part of their "God-given" heritage.

2/19/2009 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's this for political correctness: Fuck the scum Gypsies. They are the vermin of Europe, all thieves and con artists. I never met one who was worth a shit.

Fuck every thieving good for shit goddamn scum gypsy!

2/19/2009 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Gypsy problem in Germany was pretty much non-existent after WWII.

"Those Irish Tinkers need to be dealt w/ extreme prejudice as well."

--2/19/2009 03:20:00 AM

...whereas in the UK, they are treated with the greatest deference as they lurch and sway back and forth across the land, with government working to "end discrimination" and providing them with official parks for their "caravans" (trailers).

The result? Townsfolk erecting concrete barriers to stop them from taking the rest of the place over as well.

By the way -- isn't the phrase "Gypsy land," as referred to in the article below, an oxymoron?

These are itinerants -- by definition and by choice rootless wanderers -- but I suppose they've contracted the usual case of "have your cake and eat it too" that massive cash subsidies seem to bring on...


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/
3639495.stm

2/19/2009 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Handle them like Borat Sagdiyev did:

"I will look on your treasures, gypsy. Is this understood?"

2/19/2009 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NORTHSIDE hit it right on the head. This is what these people actually believe, it is their god given right to steal.

2/19/2009 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://hickeysite.blogspot.com/2009/02/spencer-thayer-your-you-tube-police.html

I'm all for citizen activism if the police really F up. But this Thayer kid is a tool looking for publicity.

2/19/2009 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recipe for Gypsy chicken,
first u steal a chicken...

2/19/2009 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck is Frank Ely? I live in Edison Park, have for almost 12 years and I've never heard of him.

Doherty on the other hand is well pickled at the Isle..

2/19/2009 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, the gypsies are NOT the Irish tinkers. Gypsies are the Eastern Europeans.

2/19/2009 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elys, Horvaths, Millers....

2/19/2009 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gypsy = Eastern European traveling scumbags.
Can only describe as medium complexion or "swarthy". Many of the women have bleached blond hair.

Men may address you as "Miss Lady"
"Okay Miss lady, anything to help you miss lady"....

Watch for them, they are sneaky, will steal anything and usually go after the vulnerable, i.e. elderly folks.

2/19/2009 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Irish version of gypsy s is called Travelers. Several years ago the department put out an information bulletin and it was about two pages of pictures of known travelers. They all used the name Murphy and claimed business like drive way coating, chimney repair etc. They are low life thieves. They have no respect for anything or anybody.

2/19/2009 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was a public aid caseworker in West Town many years ago, I had several gypsy clients. The women were illiterate. The con was in the number children they reported and the birth certificates they provided. Delayed Record of Births. We use to have a gypsy unit that use to investigate these cases.

2/19/2009 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...A NICE LOOKING GYPSY WOMAN WOULD
LURE MEN TO THE SECOND FLOOR APT.
WHERE A FEW MORE WOMEN WOULD BE.
--------
Now I know you're making this up. There are no nice looking Gypsy women.

2/20/2009 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You haven't lived until you've had a meet with the "king of the Gypsies." Every family has one, and they tend to well, fib a little.

I was trying to get a helpless hopeless eldery woman's prop back. Met the king.

He said, "You cannot touch me. I have friends in high places who will damage your career."

At that, he handed me a business card that of of his protector, while giving me the evil eye, muttering in a foreign tongue.

Unfortunately, the business card of the detective he gave me, was mine. Never leave a card with these folk.

And never, ever fail to knock them off the chair, oops, throne they sit on while showing the world their soverignity.

2/20/2009 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"'Irish Tinkers'.... all merit!or any boss; you sound like an Eirephobe....carry on.."

--2/19/2009 11:23:00 AM

There is no ethnic animosity here -- any more than in the phrase "paddy wagon." "Irish Travelers" is another commonly-used synonym for these families.

Somewhere here I have a _Popular Science_ or _Popular Mechanics_ from the 1950s with a "Don't Get Gypped"-variety of article on home improvement swindles.

They get up on your roof before you know it and knock your chimney down, then it's "Oh thank God we happened to be driving by and spotted this. You could have died from the carbon monoxide! There could have been a fire!

"We're not really supposed to be doing this, but we have a little material left over from our last job. We can fix it cheap if you promise not to tell our boss, or we'll get in trouble."

Or, it's the used motor oil sprayed as "driveway sealer," etc. Old, old, old, all of these games.

These days, though, it does seem as though they've gotten much more dangerous, with the main emphasis having shifted to them getting into the house and robbing the vulnerable, older occupant. The rule should be "If you didn't call them, don't open the door to them, and call the police immediately."

2/20/2009 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We just received a bulletin from the Summit PD that referred to an ongoing Gypsy scam in our neighborhood. They must have used the word Gypsy about 10 times in the note! So, it's still alive and well on the Southwest side.

I agree the time for being PC is waaaay over.

2/20/2009 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to play a little Gypsy baseball with a Louisville Slugger if I could be fortunate enough to catch a few of these Gypsies trying to steal and con any of my elderly neighbors. It would be a fair and fun game, but it would only last the half of the inning that I was batting. Then, the game would be called, on account of,,,,unexpected multiple injuries to the opposing team. Freak accidents have been known to happen at the strangest of times.

2/20/2009 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gypsys are the "kings" of the "slip and fall", especially in Jewel, Sears, govment bldg., or any other that is heavily insured.

2/20/2009 10:57:00 PM  

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