Saturday, March 21, 2009

More TSSS Results

  • Police forces throughout Illinois much more often search, with permission, vehicles driven by African Americans and Hispanics than by whites, even though they more often find contraband -- such as drugs and guns -- in the cars driven by whites.

    It is difficult to interpret those facts any way other than to conclude that the police, on the whole statewide, discriminate against black and Hispanic drivers.

So since more minorities consent to searches, police discriminate? What the hell is up with this reasoning? And since the largest number of drugs and guns are found in white people's cars, police would be better off stopping them?

Here's a clue for the ignoramuses running the Sun Times - the average driver cannot travel one-eighth of a mile without committing a traffic violation and that's being generous. Should an officers somewhere in this state feel the need to stop a car for any reason, they'll find it. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it. Same goes for your rights.

We didn't spend our high school and college years smoking dope, drinking stolen beer and killing brain cells, therefore we have a better than rudimentary understanding of our rights. But rather than address that, the Sun Times advocates further restrictions on what is a pretty basic police tool. But then, this entire study was put forward by people who want to (A) create an entire division of government full of patronage hack jobs and (B) to reduce effective policing in Illinois.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought drinking stolen beer and smoking dope was what high school and college was for, damn Im stupid

3/21/2009 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can one of the bleeding hearts out there explain how to stop racially profiling?? I think reverse racially profiling still falls into the definition of " racially profiling". I guess its considered ok if a white person is stopped just cuz they re white. I'm sure shortshanks will use these findings to invest more tax dollars into cameras.

3/21/2009 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt the validity of their findings. It doesnt mention anything in there about the % of african american drivers in the study who did not have valid licenses (who are then subject to arrest (many of whom were probably given a play for cooperation)) as compared to the whites in the study. I would say that alone would cover the difference in searches. But was there any doubt when they started this "study" that the findings would be spun to portray the police in a negative light?

3/21/2009 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, there are more guns and dope in the cars driven by whites in mt. greenwood than there are in cars driven by blacks in englewood... Where are they getting this shit from???

3/21/2009 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about giving the real reason? Oficers in Chicago pull over the white drivers to write an easy ticket. They don't want to waste their time doing a frigging TVB (Traffic violator's Bond) on the Balcks, Hispanics, and Illegals (yes, there are millions of illegal whites.)
Everyone, including the police writing the tickets, commit some form of traffic violation. Everything is a violation, as well as probable cause. These statistics are from a study that does not give independant options. It is eaither you searched without permission or you it was consent. There is no room for PC or arrest. There is no box asking if the poor abused subject has a license that is valid or not. Officers are within their rights to search any vehicle when the person "could be under arrest." Driving without a license or with a suspended license requires arrest because that person can not be bonded on the street and let to drive. The fact that most officres will let that non-licensed driver go, is thematter that should concern the public. But it doesn't because they are too busy lloking to blame the police for harrassment. Screw you. You get the society you deserve. Hey ACLU, FU. Do some good for once instead of damage. Fight a worthy cause instead of this bullshit. ASk all of the people in this study, do you have valid license? Did the police let you go? Let me see your valid license. Then publish those results. Sue on behalf of the white people with licenses and insurance who get tickets bacuse the copper is too lazy to write the mope and takes the easy way---writing the legally driving citizen because it is fast, easy, and that person will pay the fine.

Sorry about the ramble, but this is pissing me off.

3/21/2009 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time I checked, it was NOT whites who were caught with guns and drugs. The previous post proves it.

3/21/2009 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting study but flawed in that about 80% of traffic stops conducted in Chicago are not documented in that the little pretty blue cards are never available. So most of the arrests in Chicago are not part of the study. Given that mostly Chicago's lockups are filled with minorities, it is safe to say that about 70% of the state's study is incorrect in that Chicago is left out of the study. A 20% sample of Chicago is clearly not an accurate study of Illinois in that Chicago probably makes up for 50 % of the stops in the state.

3/21/2009 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAWN.......who cares???????

3/21/2009 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a mathmatical computation I came up with in my years of policing:

Don't stop cars=increase in violence but also=no beefs and no profiling accusations=happy officer

3/21/2009 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sorry about the ramble, but this is pissing me off.

3/21/2009 02:09:00 AM"


No problemo, hombre.

Kin I go now? Is okay?

3/21/2009 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic--slightly--but after watching the Tonight Show,
Kanye West says:
"Barack Obama doesn't like retarded people"

3/21/2009 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dummies,keep going out there and doing useless contact cards and even worse MOVERS.Our raises and retro is going to be payed to the A.C.L.U. in the form of a lawsuit!If you are writing as many parkers as you have years on the job YOU ARE A COMPLETE SOFTBALL.WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY.

3/21/2009 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was stopped by TRU a couple of years ago, 80th and Cottage...i was driving while white in the black hood. I had dropped off a co- worker at her home. 2 TRU turkeys thought they had a pinch... they said my eyes were red, i offered to give a urine sample, that was the end of that shit ! I should have sued for profiling...2 goofs !

3/21/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

double standard!! Black alderman want and scream for more police in minority areas. On top of that unfortunatly blacks and hispanics commit the most crimes, drugs, homicides, so on....

So now that the police are doing there job they want to complain ???

How many black on black murders do we have?
How many black on black drug transactions robberies burglaries do we have?

What is the per Capta compared to whites?

You want us there suck up the few extra car searches ! We are trying to prevent your children from being killed! Are you ?

Sorry got pissed off

3/21/2009 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thing then don't realign districts. 16 20 get the same police officers as 15 and 11 !!!

That way less car searches of blacks.

De-police now!!! Cant do the right thing no matter what we do.

3/21/2009 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember, Jody and Dugan have our back. I saw it on the streaming video. Dugan said so. Dont worry about the stats they collect on you every time you pull over a traffic violator.

3/21/2009 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The obvious solution to this problem is a massive redeployment of Officers to White areas. Lets mobilize a coalition of Catholic priests to pressure the city to put the police where they're needed - Area 3, 016,017,022. Its a win-win: Taxpaying productive areas of the city get police service restored and contraband is removed from the street. I'm sure the legislative sponsor(Emil Jones put his name on the bill) of the study, POTUS B. Hussein Obama would agree

Amen and Right On!

3/21/2009 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please put me in a district that has no hispanics or blacks so I do not discriminate.

3/21/2009 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me understand this, the police should stop the killing of CPS honor students, yet they should not stop blacks and Hispanics that violate the traffic laws.
The last I recall every one of the honor students killed, were killed by blacks or Hispanics. Fact, not racisim.

So which is it?

We get paid the same wether we just pick up the body or pick up the body and catch the killer.

3/21/2009 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is anyone, under any circumstances, agreeing to a police search at all?

if there is a problem with too many consent searches, the answer is to educate the public that consent means it is voluntary, and you just don't ever agree to such a thing.

3/21/2009 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who si killing each other daily in Chicago? Blacks and hispanics? Yes Bingo! Didnt take rocket science

3/21/2009 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By Charles Thomas

March 20, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The City of Chicago is considering a controversial idea, hiring private security guards to replace police officers, allowing them to write tickets for numerous violations.

3/21/2009 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MORE IMPORTANTLY! What is the racial makeup of the victims and offenders for all the shootings in Chicago?? That will shut the ACLU up.

3/21/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I freely admit to racial profiling. I stop 100% of the white kids from the suburbs who are driving down the side streets of my beat. Always good for a few court dates.

3/21/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whites are more likely to have drugs and guns in a car...isnt that racial profiling?

3/21/2009 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that Chicago cops are NOT making arrests based on verbal consent or even signed consent forms.

These cases are being immediately tossed at 26th Street and they very often don't even make it beyond a PC hearing.

When you lose these criminal cases, YOU ARE GOING TO GET SUED. The criminal always says you threatened him with harm/arrest/etc.. if he didn't give consent. The criminal says, "Why else would anyone let the police search if they knew there was contraband?"

When the suit goes to a civil trial, YOU WILL LOSE.

In the meantime, the city attorneys will demand money from you for the settlement.

People on this job had better wake the fuck up. It's a new world and this world is willing to give criminals YOUR MONEY!

Big arrest in 008. Consent to search a home. Watch and see what happens.

3/21/2009 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a study should be done on all the breaks given to drivers and their driving infractions as well. There are alot of breaks given to minorities also on a daily basis.

Another study should also be conducted on how often the traffic unit is assigned and seatbelt missions etc. are conducted in the white areas of the city compared to the black and hispanic areas.

3/21/2009 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason they let their cars be searched is they are hoping to be cut a break with their suspended/revoked/no DL.

3/21/2009 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder who sponsored this legislation in the first place ?

3/21/2009 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO does this mean that if I work in a district with a population majority of African Americans and I stop one for a traffic violation I am discriminating against them?

OK. Here's the solution. Next time an officer in one of those districts, or in any district whose population is a majority of one color, gets called into the WC's office and yelled at that his movers are down, hand him this article and tell him/her that you are only protecting the department and your own sorry ass from skewed interpretation from the flaming liberals who think they know this job better than we do.

3/21/2009 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

writing the legally driving citizen because it is fast, easy, and that person will pay the fine.

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You hit the nail on the head! I won't be surprised if this study somehow had a link to ShortShanks. Sure, stop the white drivers because 9 times out of 10 they will have a valid DL. and will pay their ticket.

I have lost count of how many tickets I have written that have been "continued" because the poor black or Hispanic stood their in front of the judge crying that they cannot afford the insurance or fine.

Every time an officer uses his discretion during a traffic stop, and YES, we are allowed a certain amount of discretion, we are criticized. But a judge can use his discretion and he is commended.

3/21/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the TSSS was started I was working on midnights in a district that was approximately 1/3 white, 1/3 black and 1/3 Spanish, in a sector that also had approximately the same population ratio. For a time, I kept a running total of the race and sex of the driver every car that I stopped. The results were: black 40%, Spanish 50%, and white 10%. Approximately 25% were female. In the overwhelmingly vast majority of the stops, when I observed the violation which initiated the stop, neither the sex nor the race of the driver could be discerned.

3/21/2009 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's one look on it, less stops , more chalkies and not in the white areas. We are already at about 68 visits from chalkie and what, maybe one in the white neighborhoods. Oh wait Suntimes, you can't say that some neighborhoods are bad, that portrays those people as bad. Lets do another puff piece on how wonderful some person or program is there.
Thats ok, natural selection, look at the numbers on homicides, blacks are killing blacks at an alarming rate and people are worried police are stopping minorities more than whites. By doing this, believe it or not, your just costing more minority life's than whites. The weather is warming up and the slaughter is coming, and its not going to be white in white neighborhoods.... Stay safe guys and girls.

3/21/2009 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So, there are more guns and dope in the cars driven by whites in mt. greenwood than there are in cars driven by blacks in englewood... Where are they getting this shit from???

3/21/2009 01:00:00 AM
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The TSSS study is statewide.

3/21/2009 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a mathmatical computation I came up with in my years of policing:

Don't stop cars=increase in violence but also=no beefs and no profiling accusations=happy officer
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I don't buy it. If more stops ended up with less violence, the massive increase in traffic citations over the last 30 or 40 years would have eliminated violent crime altogether.

3/21/2009 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assuming the information documented during these stops is accurate& factual to begin with?

3/21/2009 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the westside if i see whitey driving he's gonna get pulled over. because he is the minority.

3/21/2009 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought drinking stolen beer and smoking dope was what high school and college was for, damn Im stupid

3/21/2009 12:05:00 AM

Amen! How the hell else would I learn how dopers and beer thieves think?

3/21/2009 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a mathmatical computation I came up with in my years of policing:

Don't stop cars=increase in violence but also=no beefs and no profiling accusations=happy officer
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I don't buy it. If more stops ended up with less violence, the massive increase in traffic citations over the last 30 or 40 years would have eliminated violent crime altogether.

3/21/2009 03:22:00 PM

Feel free to amend my theory...

3/21/2009 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please put me in a district that has no hispanics or blacks so I do not discriminate.

3/21/2009 09:38:00 AM

Unless you are planning a move to Wyoming like I am, good luck!

3/21/2009 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well there's only one solution to this discrimination problem.

Take all the tact and gang teams that were taken out of their districts and sent to the west and south side districts and put them back into the white neighborhoods to stop the surging white criminal population.

Im sure the storefront reverends will approve.

3/21/2009 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Figures, just what I thought, the far left jerk offs keep pushing the line, forget that if you happen to be working a dist. that is predominately one race or another, forget the fact that there was a reason for a stop, also forget that something doesn’t seem on the level or that the subject(s) in the vehicle are just a bit too nervous.
So to appease those...
lets just say that maybe a very reactive approach would be better for those who never venture far from there gated community.
I can see it now, you say you’re a victim of a crime, just go to the station and make out a report,… oh your kids been shot, well on your way to the hospital can you swing by the station and make out a report…
Maybe that would suit those you have never been anywhere they claim to be protecting…
maybe just once they can walk in those shoes before they tell that person how to walk…

3/21/2009 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sue on behalf of the white people with licenses and insurance who get tickets bacuse the copper is too lazy to write the mope and takes the easy way---writing the legally driving citizen because it is fast, easy, and that person will pay the fine.


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A lot of complete jagoff coppers play that game. Write the guy with the license and let the hoodrat w/ no license go - too lazy to take them in and TVB them.

I am no longer in patrol - but when I was - I did the complete opposite - unless the guy w/ the DL had no insurance - then he got tickets.

3/22/2009 03:45:00 AM  
Blogger s1ck said...

I smoked weed and drank stolen beer in high school- but I was smart enough to leave shitty chicago and now and retired at 30 after making well over half a mil a year over the last ten years.

man- sucks for me!

To think- I could have strove to be a Chicago cop instead!

3/22/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was stopped by TRU a couple of years ago, 80th and Cottage...i was driving while white in the black hood. I had dropped off a co- worker at her home. 2 TRU turkeys thought they had a pinch... they said my eyes were red, i offered to give a urine sample, that was the end of that shit ! I should have sued for profiling...2 goofs !

3/21/2009 08:11:00 AM

I would have handed you a dunkin donuts cup, told you to go to the alley and piss!

3/22/2009 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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City parking meters have a polymer jacket on the post to prevent this from working. You're better off using a geologists pick into the lexan cover, shooting in a little bit of Ronsonol, and lighting it up.

I could care less about stealing the money inside the meters, but destroying the means the city has to fleece citizens - "fleece" meaning charge beyond what is even nearly resonable - now that to me is not really a bad thing. Breaking the law yes, but when the government is on one side of the law, and we somehow end up on the other side (including you guys) - fuck, I say fight back with whatever means necessary to equalize the balance. Eventually they will realize that we just want to be left alone.

3/22/2009 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A white PO works in 003Dist.
How many of the stops will be white? How many black?

A black PO works in Norwood Pk. vicinity dist. how many black vs. how many white?

Figures lie liars figure.
Who cares.

3/22/2009 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smoked weed and drank stolen beer in high school- but I was smart enough to leave shitty chicago and now and retired at 30 after making well over half a mil a year over the last ten years.

man- sucks for me!

To think- I could have strove to be a Chicago cop instead!

3/22/2009 10:20:00 AM

And here you are now, on a Chicago Police blog. Too cowardly for a real job, so now you try to hang out with your true heroes...

3/23/2009 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The criminal says, "Why else would anyone let the police search if they knew there was contraband?"
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Thats a good question. Its very tough for any judge to believe someone with contraband with agree to any search. Its hard for me to believe it too.

Doesn't mean it didn't happen, just that it is a very difficult thing to believe. Much easier to believe the police somehow coerced the consent. Its not as if the type of coercion is unheard of.

Maybe I am just a stupid civilian but if something is in plain sight, wouldn't a video recording of the thing go a long way to showing that, yes there was indeed contraband in plain sight?

And wouldn't a video recording of the whole incident including the offender agreeing to a search be a whole lot more believable than just a signed consent form?

Video can be your friend too.

3/23/2009 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

run all of the white arrests in chicago in 2008 and run all of the black and hispanic arrests....let's see who has more guns and dope.

3/23/2009 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey tsss people...i don't even bother filling out that bs blue card when i stop people!!!!!

3/23/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you know that barack obama was one of the illinois state legislators who came up with the idea for this study?

3/23/2009 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger Rich Rostrom said...

Officers: this is the start of a return to the "bad old days".

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was Deputy AG under Clinton. At that time he "led the charge" against "racial profiling". Many departments and officers were sanctioned by the Justice Department for alleged racial bias.

Now he is AG - and the same garbage will start up again, only worse.

Watch what you do, because it will be used against you if it can.

Just A Civilian who remembers this guy from the 90s.

3/24/2009 01:11:00 AM  

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