Monday, April 27, 2009

Again, Media Blackout

From the comments:
  • 11 different shootings in A2 on friday in less than 24 hours. Nothing in the news.

  • Oh Where Oh Where are the nice tourist supposed to go? 26 Apr 09 1450 hrs gang fight at Navy Pier. Five in custody. New Media where are you?????? Last week a fight breaks out involving the "flyer boys" a security guard was injured. What about the two stabbings New Years Eve? Are you legit reporters? Seems like you only report the news fit for the DALEY TIMES, with special anti-police stories in the shortshanks section
But strap in and wait for Pam Zekman's expose on cops abetting illegal parking since Shortshanks has made it damn near impossible to park legally anywhere in this town. Including around police stations.

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42 Comments:

Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

If this is the best that Pam Zekman can claim as "investigative reporting", then Channel 2 needs to join the Sun-Time and Tribune in the "Going Out of Business Club".

There's a load of graft and corruption in this city. Why aren't you investigating it?

4/27/2009 12:09:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

The media is NOT reporting it because Illinois is a ghetto thanks to these dumbass politicians overtaxing us and ruining commerce!! You think crime is high now and all of you are going call to call? Take a look around you and see all the empty businesses here. It's going to get very, very worse real soon.

God bless and stay safe!

4/27/2009 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't blame this one entirely on the media... This is the oldest Irish trick in the book and one Daley has used many times before.

He created a divide and conquer.

Why not ask why hasn't News Affairs given out any of this info?

A reporter can no longer get a Sgt on the phone to talk. And I'm not talking about a Neil Steinberg or a Mary Mitchell or even Frannie. I'm talking about a beat reporter.

And talking about beat reporters, there really aren't any left...

City News is a thing of the past.

Remember when you all jumped for joy over their demise?

Well, it is coming back to haunt everyone. They were the ones who kept the dailies honest. They were the ones who got the real news.

So, despite the bad behaviour, lies and mis truths that so many reporters have written about the police, this really isn't their fault.

Funny, the only person who benefits, again, is RMD.

4/27/2009 03:00:00 AM  
Blogger chalkie2016 said...

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4/27/2009 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quick, look at the M.I.N.s for A2 from 23 Apr 09 00:01 hours to 27 April 09 at 00:01 hours.HAHAHAHAHAH

GO CHALKIE GO!

4/27/2009 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11 different shootings in A2 on friday in less than 24 hours.


R U sure? I didn't hear anything about it? It must not have happened.

4/27/2009 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoping to head off a global pandemic of swine flu that has surfaced in North America, the European Union’s health commissioner on Monday urged Europeans to avoid traveling to the United States or Mexico if doing so is not essential.

airports in chicago are unprotected! cpd employees are at risk!

4/27/2009 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the poor planning by the city that overlooks the need for adequate parking--look at H.Q. What ASSHAT planned that? Or the Academy???? Or numerous other stations???

Pam is a slimy bitch--too incompetent to do anything in-depth regarding the city, but screw the police.

4/27/2009 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city should stop non-suiting all media van parking violations, which include the most obnoxious ones of all, total disregard for hydrants and handicap places. Furthermore, how about a good ole pax501 stating to p.o.s to order any media van driver to move out of said illegal parking spot, if they refuse they are arrested (refusal to obey a police officer) AND MOST KEY be backed up by the dept. Two can play by this game. The media are the biggest bunch of hypocrites ever and together with the lawyers and the democratic party will be the death of America.

4/27/2009 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But strap in and wait for Pam Zekman's expose on cops abetting illegal parking since Shortshanks has made it damn near impossible to park legally anywhere in this town. Including around police stations.
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I can appreciate the inconvenience the parking situation presents but it is the same for everyone else. Its a big deal to the rest of us when government employees give themselves a pass. You see it as a simple solution to your parking problem. The rest of us see it as just one more way government screws the rest of us but lets its own off the hook.

Maybe something you should bring up in contract negotiations.

4/27/2009 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie needs to get his ass to the range and get some target practice in. He's getting sloppy. Seems he shot some 40ish dude on the southside 10 times, and dude lived! Un-f'ing-believable!

4/27/2009 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, for one, think Zekmans piece is going to be HILARIOUS! I mean, these spots that are being held are for gold stars only! Particularly, that strip of coned off street in front of McDonalds next to Wrigley! I have been going to Cubs games for YEARS and have watched as the kiss ass PO from special events lays into us blue shirts for attempting to procur one of these spots. I drove down to the game once (my mistake) and I couldnt find any decent parking for under $30... The game had started and there were a few of these "chosen spots" still open. I drove up to the Sgt over there, flashed him my badge, and simply asked "any suggestions?" He laughed and said "nope, but you arent parking here...these spots are reserved!" Not 2 minutes Mauer pulls up, the cones get moved, and he strolls into the game... It worked out though, as I tossed a ticket book in the window and parked in 023 lot... But these privileged lots are alive and well and the Cell, Wrigley, and the UC for sure... I guess there are some upset that pammy is about to expose these spots, I say GOOD JOB! Do NOT be dellusional and think these were there for any run of the mill blue shirt and now Zekman is fucking with us...no no no these were white shirt VIP spots and now even the clouted up heavy boss that makes $130,000 a year may have to drop 30 bucks like the rest of us??? BOO FUCKING HOO!!!

4/27/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this summer we are going to put plexiglass around the squad car windows, barb wire on the bumpers and go death race on this punks.

4/27/2009 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of media blackouts, funny how nobody is following this case:
http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=10182499&nav=menu7_2_6_1

4/27/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wasnt zekman in the wizard of oz movie? we represent the lollypop kids the lollypop kids the lollypop kids. and shortshanks was behind the curtain!

4/27/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLTV is doing a little poll on their site about summer violence.

http://weblogs.cltv.com/news/local/chicago/2009/04/its_warm_outside_grab_your_gun.html

4/27/2009 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they going to copywrite a chalk outline of a body holding a crutch???? LOL

4/27/2009 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two incidents in 001 in the last couple weeks along the lake front (randolph-wacker-lsd area). Groups of teenage M/1's attacked tourists . One was a robbery (3 arrested handled by 018 tact) the other a battery , nobody in custody. Type of activity becoming very common on north end of 001. Never see it in the media

4/27/2009 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the people in the hood that should be up in arms about the lack of news coverage regarding shootings in their area. Where are all those so called Reverends????
Ohhh, thats right the Reverends are trying to prevent a strip club from opening by a garbage dump off the expressway, which was once a abandon building, which now empoloyee's over a 100 people.

4/27/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous lil' george said...

Pam Zekman was at the Cubs opener asking the PO's assigned to that specific unit if they were going to tow the cars that were parked in no-parking zones. This involved a whopping 12 cars. Zekman was also asking people how much they paid to park and if it was right that that they had to pay while these 12 people didn't. Wow! That's some investigative reporting! In a city overrun with corruption and crime, let's do a report on free parking!

How many times have the news vans parked in front of fire hydrants at a scene? How many times do they double park at a scene? What percentage of the time do they get a free pass? The media has a complete double-standard. They can do whatever they want and that's fine in their eyes because their story is so important to the world. The media worries about the CPD covering things up. Who covers their asses more than the media? I remember when Walter "skippy" Jacobson got DUI'd on the northside. Skippy said that he had one glass of wine all night, the cops said he was drunk. What did the media report? That he had only one glass of wine and the police were targeting skippy. But if it was a cop, it would be headline news with a mugshot popping up on your tv.

Back to the parking issue. Yes, some people get to park for nothing, that is true. Some other "businesses" get discretionary funds in the millions per year (aldercreatures 1-50) and this is looked into and followed how? TIF's are in the billions and where is this money being used? Who is getting it? Billions are in the account from the sale of the skyway, meters, midway, but yet the city is broke? Possible layoffs of 1,600 city workers because the city is broke? Why doesn't Zekman look into this? Why doesn't she ask why does the city have 3 carwashes that are used for city vehicles, and yet, with a city that is miles and miles long and wide, 2 of the 3 carwashes are in Bridgeport? Owned by Daley acquaintences to boot. Why not investigate why the CPD is understaffed? Why not ask the residents of the 008th district who live in the west end why do they have to wait 8 hours to get police service? Why not investigate Ceasefire and where the money actually goes? Crime downtown and on the biggest tourist spot in the midwest, Navy Pier, is getting worse. Why not look into how this could cause a loss of tourism dollars? Nope. Let's focus on 12 cars parked outside of Wrigley. If we showcase this to the world, all Chicago's problems will disappear. Wow Pam, Walter Cronkite would be amazed at your "investigative" talent. Stay safe.

4/27/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Media" may also not be reporting nonsensational local crime because there are few journalists left in Chicago. Chicago Tribune reporting staff has been gutted. SunTimes reporting staff was gutted years ago. Local news stations are little better than "US Magazine" media. With exception of Crains Chicago weekly business newspaper, quality crime reporting no longer occurs in Chicago unless there is a some aspect which may be low-brow entertainment of sorts (Drew Peterson circus, for instance). That same lack of substantiative reporting gives our Mayor, Alderpersons, and Cook County government officials the low-profile, no scrutiny, no questions environment which allows corruption and crime to fester.

4/27/2009 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting article about our ex-deputy chief Ramsey. So much for community policing. Beware of ride alongs...It could cost you your job.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20090424_Five_Phila__officers_fired__three_over_slurs.html?cmpid=16339736

4/27/2009 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

PATRICK FITZGERALD WILL STAY AS PROSECUTOR
April 27, 2009 4:11 PM
Corruption-busting prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to stay on as U.S. attorney in Chicago, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said today.

"We are fortunate Patrick Fitzgerald has agreed to continue his service as U.S. attorney in the Northern District," Durbin said in a letter to Illinois congressmen.

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com
/2009/04/durbin-fitzgerald-will-stay
-as-prosecutor.html

4/27/2009 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seen chalkie in 005 this weekend. Very violent out comings in the 5th dist. Short manpower, and the zone only cares about the "rap."
We're going to be in a "rap" from now until October so get use to it.
Chalkie for Mayor!

4/27/2009 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

34 people shot in area 2 from last Wednesday to Sunday night.

4/27/2009 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. No santuary in the suburbs. Read this:
Schaumburg Police spokesman Sgt. John Nebl said the man police found in the apartment is not considered a suspect or a victim in the case.

Both the Hanover Park and Wheeling men are undocumented and are in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for possible deportation, police said. The Schaumburg Police Department's Crime Free Multi-Housing unit is seeking to evict the apartment's residents

4/27/2009 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"26 Apr 09 1450 hrs gang fight at Navy Pier..."

Michigan Avenue, Navy Pier...they really have lost their fear of man and are flocking to the deluxe venues.

Of course, a typical Daley response (if that report here was true and not just a troll) would indeed be to turn its back on "wilding" and instead send the police into the "homeland" to confiscate decent people's firearms due to trick lapsed paperwork...

Let's jam Cook County Jail with contractors and truck drivers and office workers...

4/27/2009 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Media BLACKout? Media BLACKout? You racist SCC, you racist and bogus office.

It should be called media whiteout, foo.




I kid, I kid.

4/27/2009 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone realise that it was a P.O. from the detail unit that put this story in Pams lap.

4/27/2009 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous chicago news consumer said...

Don't wanna see no stories on people getting murdered.

I want to see more stories on Obama's puppy! He's so cute!!

And what is Oprah doing today?

4/27/2009 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why not investigate Ceasefire and where the money actually goes?"

--4/27/2009 12:24:00 PM

OK. Let's start with the gun expert himself --

"Gary Slutkin, MD - Executive Director

"Dr. Gary Slutkin has an MD from the University of Chicago and was a Chief Resident at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Slutkin spent 15 years working on infectious diseases and epidemics in the international public health field, including cholera, TB, refugee health, and AIDS. He learned techniques of epidemic control during seven years at the World Health Organization, where he was Chief of Intervention Development for WHO's Global Program on AIDS. Dr. Slutkin returned to Chicago in 1994 and is the founding director of CeaseFire."

Another one of these. People trip over untied shoelaces, therefore untied shoelaces are a "public health problem" that they can get grants to deal with.

The rest of the names are here --

http://www.ceasefirechicago.
org/main_pages/who.html

Dig all the zoomy job titles -- "Outreach Coordinator," "Project Monitor," "Director of Evaluation" -- all boilerplate, all the interchangeable, important-sounding corporate doubletalk that's choking this country to death.

It's a Dilbert cartoon, except that A. we're paying for it and B. it's not even remotely funny.

4/27/2009 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CeaseFire director Slutkin's political connections"Here are the campaign contributions to state lawmakers made by CeaseFire executive director Gary Slutkin, according to records from the Illinois State Board of Elections."

http://www.beachwoodreporter.com/
politics/gary_slutkins_campaign_
contrib.php

"Slutkin, Gary
Chicago, IL
$200.00
8/1/2001
Individual Contribution
Citizens for Lisa Madigan

"Slutkin, Gary
Chicago, IL
$200.00
8/22/2002
Individual Contribution
Citizens for Lisa Madigan"

It goes on and on -- just who you'd expect, all the way to Barack Obama.

4/27/2009 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/27/2009 09:10:00 AM

130k A YEAR SORRY MORE LIKE 140-160k PER YEAR!

EXAMPLEDetails


Rank 1721
Government CITY OF CHICAGO
Name SCHMITZ, LEO P
Title COMMANDER
Salary $141,888.00
Start 8/11/1986
Dept Chgo-DEPT OF POLICE

4/27/2009 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they never reported on west and southside crimes....

EVERYTHING isnt a conspiracy...

4/27/2009 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I JUST WATCHED THAT RATFACE BITCH ON CH 2, AND THOUGHT ABOUT A COUPLE YEARS BACK AT THE CONGRESS HOTEL DURING THE WORLD BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS WHEN A PO WANTED TO TICKET AND TOW A CH 7 NEWS TRUCK BECAUSE IT WAS PARKED IN A TOW ZONE. A BOSS TALKED HIM OUT OF IT BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO START A PISSING MATCH, WHICH MADE SENSE AT THE TIME. BUT NOW THE RATFACE STRUCK, I SAY FUCK THE MEDIA AND WRITE EVERYONE OF THEM AND TOW IF U CAN, ESPECIALLY CHANNEL 2. SO I AM CALLING EVERY PO TO DO THE SAME THIS ISN'T A PISSING MATCH ANYMORE. THEY STRUCK FIRST.

4/27/2009 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

media blackout?
No.
I think it's really a media dumbdown.
Look at chipmunk faced chucky Gooufie, or pammy...there haven;'t been good investigations out of these two for too many years.

everyone's been let go, early retired, died, or moved on to better things.

only the rats hang on to a ship that's going under.

4/27/2009 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHA Pammy's expose was great! The only thing she lied about was the fact that any copper (or fireman) can park there with the flash of a badge... Not true, Pam... it is for clout only! Im just a lowly PO and I would be laughed out of Wrigleyville if I even tried to park there! HAHAHAH too bad CLOUT BITCHES! Guess you have to pay like the rest of us!!!

4/27/2009 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The city should stop non-suiting all media van parking violations, which include the most obnoxious ones of all, total disregard for hydrants and handicap places. Furthermore, how about a good ole pax501 stating to p.o.s to order any media van driver to move out of said illegal parking spot, if they refuse they are arrested (refusal to obey a police officer) AND MOST KEY be backed up by the dept. Two can play by this game. The media are the biggest bunch of hypocrites ever and together with the lawyers and the democratic party will be the death of America.

4/27/2009 08:48:00 AM

I wonder if Ald. Sharon D. paid the compliance (parking ticket) she was issued for expired plates (almost 3 months expired) she was issued (driving) just before her being put in her position? Held to a higher standard? Violating laws even while running for Ald. office? Did the DUI just "go away"?

4/28/2009 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 10:21 pm-grow your ass up. You don't want all good PO's lumped together with bad ones so stop lumping all media together. These TV Stations are owned by billion dollar corporations. You could give every tv truck a ticket or tow fine everyday of the year and it would not dent their budget. Stop saying fuck the media with your limited vocabulary and go after some hardcore gangbangers and dope dealers. Remember the media wouldn't knock your wife, mother, or father in the head on a dark street but some of these thugs would. Know your real enemy.

4/28/2009 03:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And talking about beat reporters, there really aren't any left...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Ya they might actually REPORT on some thing!

4/28/2009 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

was it ever any different

4/28/2009 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Remember the media wouldn't knock your wife, mother, or father in the head on a dark street but some of these thugs would. Know your real enemy.

4/28/2009 03:32:00 AM"


You grossly underestimate the influence of the media on the 'average citizen', and, thus, erroneously relieve the media of responsibility regarding the continuance of those societal, political and economic forces which contribute greatly to the dangerous conditions your refer to, as well as significantly impede those who would diminish, by their actions, those same dangerous conditions.

4/28/2009 09:08:00 PM  

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