Sunday, April 19, 2009

Complete Computer Failure

We've seen glitches come and go in the almost completely incompatible computer programs that the Department uses to run it's day-to-day operations. Data Warehouse, CHRIS, CLEAR, AFIS, AIRA, Data Warehouse. All have been full of their own special bugs. We worked around them.

This is the first time we can remember the systems being down for 24 hours, the entire Department reverting to paper arrest reports, paper inventories, no fingerprints, no photographs, no anything.
  • Lockups are starting to overfill;
  • petty offenses aren't being let to bail;
  • no court transports Saturday morning;
  • emergency court hearings are being scheduled for Sunday on prisoners held 48 hours
Wait until County has to process five times the normal number of heads tomorrow.

First thing Monday morning, we're buying futures in turkey baloney, because the lock-ups keeping so many prisoners must have depleted the supply to near critical levels.

But we're ready for the Olympics.

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168 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez, what kind of %^$# am I going to walk into tomorrow morning? The inbox was already full at eight this morning, couldn't do supps or approve any reports all day today (at least a hundred were stacked up at 1600hrs today). STILL no CHRIS system or I-CLEAR???

Bring on the Olympics! At this rate we'll still be processing Opening Ceremonies arrestees long after the games are over. (Well, you will; I'll be retired and spending those two weeks anywhere but Chicago.)

4/19/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's one way to keep crime down this weekend--just keep all the bad guys in jail!!!

4/19/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems like the entire system is a failure (or a joke, if you prefer); heard that some folks are being released "without charging", because accepting lockups/w/c's won't accept the responsibilty of taking prisoners without "paperwork" (that can't be generated via computer); also heard that the system was down from late Friday/early Saturday until 8 pm, then returned for about 30 minutes, then crashed again...how about the automated case reporting system, which has reports stuck in cyberspace (can't be finished, or approved by a supervisor, or retrived and printed, wrong report numbers attached to different reports.....)

4/19/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh all on a warm spring saturday night!

4/19/2009 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Bill Gates said...

Computers are here to make life easier.

4/19/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only the best for us...

4/19/2009 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dig out the pens, paper, and dusty typewriters. This computer geration is lost.

4/19/2009 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is ridiculous. the dept. of the 21st century. most adavnced in the world. hahahah. like the mayor really cares.... this dept. is run by smoke and mirrors.

4/19/2009 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah it's not just the city... the problem spreads to the suburbs too

4/19/2009 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest problem with this was the reduction of PO's on the street. Officers had to wait over FOUR hours before they could even start processing people with the "paper" arrest reports (Department rule). Then they could not begin in at least one District due to no one knowing where the "paper" arrest reports were. Friday night in Chicago! Streets going up, no arrests due to inability to process them and not wanting to be stuck in the station. NO BACK UP for PO's on the street!!! Arent computers great? To err is human, to really f*ck things up takes a computer! We must have gotten systems at a reduced rate. Lowest bidder? Stay safe!!!

4/19/2009 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, everything is back up. Dispatchers, faxes, phone calls telling us everything is up.

10 minutes later.........

Everything is down. Again...

4/19/2009 12:54:00 AM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

It was a bloody nightmare tonight in 025...printers off-line, system down, i-Clear down, paper arrests had to be done.

Maybe al-Qaeda finally hacked into the intranet!

4/19/2009 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think ISP had some issue today. Our suburban dept NATMAS was down multiple times in the past 24HRS.

4/19/2009 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone fed the gremlins after midnight.

4/19/2009 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get my all my groceries and prescriptions at Jewel-Osco. Their computer system has never been down when I've been there. Do they have better software? Better computers?

4/19/2009 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Chinese hacked us? Lord knows it cant be that hard...

http://www.defencetalk.com/chinese-russian-hackers-probing-us-power-grid-report-17662/

4/19/2009 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, this happens sometimes, its called CHAOS ! Even the best systems sometimes fail, but you have to keep calm and deal with it and let the civilians think everything is under control.

4/19/2009 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait da minute....wait da minute..this can't be happening...we lead the universe in cutting edge technology..don't we?

4/19/2009 05:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the unraveling begin...

4/19/2009 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm watching channel 2 news. Midget can't even formulate a simple sentence, not that he could before, but hes worse.

Hes talking about laying off 1600 city workers, unless 90 percent of the city work force gives back. So its our fault, right shorty?

He said the city is 250 million in the hole, and that we are down 80 million in revenue. So thats your fault, right, shorty?

4/19/2009 06:08:00 AM  
Blogger snethen's law said...

DIDNT HUBBERMAN HELP DESIGN THE SYSTEM?

4/19/2009 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call Tommy Byrne (retired) to fix it!
He is Da Mayor's #1 troubleshooter and stool pigeon!

4/19/2009 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh the good old days. Filling out the arrest card and snapping a mug photo. I miss the old CPD. I will now use my ink pen to fill out a criminal complaint like it was meant to be.

4/19/2009 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Fritz Sherman said...

In the 5th District and Area 2 they had ONE freaking inventory book for the entire building. ONE. (As of 1600).

Well the Narcotics Units had that pretty mnuch wiped out with their pimpy one bag buys and the elite Search Warrant team, filled with two year wonders, they finished off the book.

It was priceless looking at all of these elite two year wonders trying to do inventories and arrests on paper, they looked like "What the fuck is that"

4/19/2009 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was funny watching young officers who NEVER filled out a paper arrest report and NEVER saw an inventory book. Let's see, where does the buff copy go? And the goldenrod?

What's that alphabetized looking address book-like thing in the front of the inventory book? This is an example of the weeks after a terrorist attack in Chicago. The Chicago Police Department will be totally paralyzed.

Too much reliance on technology and no one knows how to do it any other way. Unless he systems came up overnight this morning will be a real mess.

No prisoners have been cleared in over 24 hours. This qualifies as a major disaster for the Chicago Police Department and the news media better start sniffing around and take this as a harbinger of things to come in case of attack.

The thing is, this is no drill, the system really did take a giant shit.

4/19/2009 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh no paper arrest what will we do!!! Another sky is falling waaaaaa waaaaa

4/19/2009 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry... my fault... I hit the wrong button... won't happen again.

4/19/2009 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime should be down this weekend due to the fact that prisoners couldn't be processed. Its nice to see we have all the brains working on this downtown. Thanks Richie for giving us the tools to get our job down.

4/19/2009 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0755 Sunday - A message from Jonathon Lewin that CLEAR is currently up and running. Anybody want to bet how long it lasts before another crash? I give it an hour.

4/19/2009 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city that works!I mean the city that works at getting the Olympics and nothing else matters,fuck you daley-karma bitch

4/19/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard it was Cory's curling iron that shorted out the computers in 025.

4/19/2009 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eay !

sumtimes da compuders go COOKOO,
COOKOO.

we all are cookoo

dats whad we dos.

silly silly silly

your boss

4/19/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great news for the Olympics people!! During rush on a hot summer day/night puters take a shit, gridlock and olympics. We dont need those games here.Tokyo was making fun of Chicago at their presentation, saying they dont borrow money or sell city services, they have 4 billion sitting for the games, and a plan! I laughed my ass off

4/19/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember carbon paper and the promise of a paperless department. How about the old manual typewriters? Loved them.

How is the paperless department doing now?

old retired guy

4/19/2009 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So where does the millions of dollars collected evry month labeled "911 fee" on all cell and land line phones go? Are there any investigative reporters left in this city?

4/19/2009 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Westside Dog said...

Im glad I have been out six weeks on some BS IOD, with 3 more to go!!! Keep workin suckers!

4/19/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHO IS THE BOSS IN CHARGE OF THE COMPUTERS? He should be demoted!!! Or he is meritoursly connected!!!

4/19/2009 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD Enforcers won their second game 14-13. What a great game nice crowd too 500 plus, great job guys I could never do what these coppers do it's violent out there on the field. Get out there and support our men they are 2-0 and the next game is May 3rd I think. I also noticed the team had decals on the back of their helmets with the star numbers of our fallen brothers from last year that was real cool. Atta boys

4/19/2009 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job CPD Enforcers hell of game last night I had a blast.

4/19/2009 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Tokyo blow Chicago out of the water.

http://www.wbbm780.com/Tokyo-shines-during-Olympic-venues-tour/4225239

4/19/2009 09:50:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

The OEMC had problems since day one. Fist incompetent to botch things up was Corbitt. Corbitt was a very capable designer of buildings, but was out of his league in purchasing the computer equipment. If that wasn't bad enough, next was Ron Huberman. We all know how that panned out!

4/19/2009 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

union concessions:
workers are off on the weekends
problem will be address first thing Monday morning at 0800hrs!

4/19/2009 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was interesting and a bit funny to see the "younins" not know how to fill out the old arrest reports.

4/19/2009 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, why hasn't the main stream media in Chicago reported this? This sure seems to be news worthy. Could it be that King Rich squashed the story?

4/19/2009 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why isn't the media reporting this???? A COMPLETE system failure with severe ramifications, and nobody blinks?

Chirp.

Chirp.

Chirp.

Thought so............but J-Pud is pushing through random alcohol testing....FIX THE REAL PROBLEMS you ASSHAT!!!!

4/19/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if we give Huberman a pension he will fix it all.

4/19/2009 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could help them out by simply not locking up anyone.

4/19/2009 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much for the paperless police department they promised us in 1999. Remember people press hard you are making six copies.

4/19/2009 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More contracts given to daleys "connected" few who give him "cash back"! The simple and easy answer is to not lock anyone up,no tickets thus no paper to worry about! Fuck it let crime happen in the neighborhoods where the "animals" breed!

4/19/2009 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Seacrest said: said...

Thanks to all of you useless "specialized units" in Area 2 for fucking up the inventories. That would include all of the following: the dogs on the mission team, the do nothings on the saturation team, the haters on the buy bust team, the two year wonders on the search warrant team, and the absolute know nothings on the Leo Scmitz gang unit team.

Left off the A/2 gun team for two reasons, #1 they were not there yet and #2, I am afraid they will come and take my unregsitered guns from me!


Seacrest out

4/19/2009 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The entire system crashing one day was inevitable. It was bound to happen sooner or later. However, the back-up plan to switch to paper reports, inventories, etc was no where to be found. How about a stock pile of paper reports left in each district, unit, etc in case something like this happens. Immediately switch to paper, fingerprint procedure, and so on. Once again, a system put into place with no planning in case it were to fail. Definetely the work of the CPD!!!! My LORD can u even imagine if we had a terrorist attack on the city?! Run for the hills people!!!!

4/19/2009 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! This computer failure is in addition to the complete and utter FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP in the top ranks of the CPD.

4/19/2009 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another symbol of our ongoing failure of a Police Dept. Held together by (Daley's) empty promises and (Weis's) incompetence, and more than a few band aids and paper clips.

4/19/2009 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous The Rock said...

What a coincidence I was watching the Matrix last night when the system went down...whooo

4/19/2009 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good game Enforcers i had a hell of a good time at tge game. You guys looked good keep it up.

4/19/2009 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...........JAPAN LOOKS LIKE THE FRONT RUNNER FOR 2016 ACORDDING TO IOC CHAIRPERSON FAVORABLE REPORTS

FUCK YOU RICHIE AND YOUR LITTLE SUCKHOLES TOO

4/19/2009 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this happened before. will happen again. ride out the day and "watch the clock."

4/19/2009 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm, did we buy this system from Mr. Vanecko? Just wondering.

4/19/2009 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get my all my groceries and prescriptions at Jewel-Osco. Their computer system has never been down when I've been there. Do they have better software? Better computers?
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They did not buy their software from Daley crime family cronies. On top of that, they did nto try to have top cops make technical decisions about computer systems that they have no clue about.

4/19/2009 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what you get when the decision makers decide to rely solely on computers. Everyone knows that computers crash every now and then. Years ago ISP had analog low band radios throughout the state that would work as long as the base stations had power. Even if the base station was destroyed, the cars in the field would still be able to communicate with each other. A bit over 10 years ago they switched to the 800mhz digital communication system which relies on computers. If the computers go down all communication is lost as the individual radios in the cars cannot work without the base system functioning. Fortunately the high band radios would still be available but emergency responders should not have to rely on a system that can be hacked into by any computer geek with an attitude.

4/19/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This all happened 5 minutes before the Desk Sgt approved our arrest. But instead of going home on time, I had the pleasure of sitting in the stuffy interview room for 5 hours before they game the OK to revert to paper. Unreal.

4/19/2009 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is the Mayo played Hide The Money. Its a fun game you depleat money from one area to support another and when its discovered you blame someone other than your self and throw them under the bus. The department has a horrible computer system that had out of date programs, horrible contracts with software companies, ect. This will be an on going problem because it will cost to much to fix it and those that knew what they were doing are almost all gone with no replacements in sight. I pray everyday that Fitz is working on the game Serve The Indictment! Fitz get it over with its time for Da Mayo TO GO!!!!!!

4/19/2009 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big City Police....why didn't the guy with the keys go to the off site back up computer center and fire it up....Oh, wait...WE DON'T HAVE ONE!!!!! That's real smart.

4/19/2009 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overloaded lock-ups? You kids never saw an overloaded lock-up! Back in the '70s, we'd have 100 Harlan County hillbillies locked in 3 tiny cells in the old 020 - all cussin, stinkin, fightin', and buggerin' eachother at once....and no airconditioning!

Good luck guys, I don't think I could do the job the way you have to today!

Retired in '99

4/19/2009 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, "But we are ready for the Olympics"

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But are the Olympics ready for us?

The IOC just finished their Tokyo trip. Doesn't sound to promising for shortshanks and his criminal cabal. A few quotes.

"We have been most impressed [with] what Tokyo could offer to the Olympic Games," said Nawal El Moutawakel, IOC's evaluation commission chair.

"Tokyo has already secured the land and banked the money for all new venues, which is a responsible budget of $3.7 billion," Dr. Ichiro Kono, Tokyo 2016's chair and CEO said. "If [Tokyo] were a nation, it would have the 15th highest GDP [gross domestic product] in the world."

The final nail in Chicago's bid might be the following from their (IOC)report.

Chicago is the only one of the bid cities that does not have a blanket government guarantee to cover all costs, should the Games lose money. That is generally considered to be Chicago's chief weakness.

SCREW THE OLYMPICS and DALEY!

4/19/2009 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry SCC - Off Topic..

VOTE NO ON VEBA SERGEANTS!!!!

FROM:
www.chicagosergeants.org/veba.html


The ballots have been mailed out for active sergeants to cast their vote either for or against implementing the City’s proposed Post Retirement Health Savings Plan. The ballots were mailed to each sergeant’s residence. If you do not receive your ballot within the next few days, please contact the CPSA Office to have a ballot sent out to you.

Ballots must be returned to the C.P.S.A. Office by 05 May 09. The ballots will be counted on 06 May 09 @ 1100hrs.

This Plan has nothing to do with our current ongoing contract negotiations, but rather is an attempt by the City to fulfill a contractual obligation that they have pending from our last contract to implement a Post Retirement Medical Savings Plan. Unfortunately, the C.P.S.A. did not have input in designing this Plan and was not allowed to be involved in the selection of the vendor.

The C.P.S.A. Board voted 12 to 2, with one member not present to reject this Plan as presented by the City.

We urged you to vote NO!

4/19/2009 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted O'Keefe at the helm. CAPS works especially computer caping.

4/19/2009 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We must have gotten systems at a reduced rate. Lowest bidder? Stay safe!!!
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You must have just gotten into town.This is how it goes. Highest rate, connected "bidder", no service from the vendor. Stay cynical!!!

4/19/2009 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS NEVER HAPPENS IN SCOTTSDALE AZ. PD.

4/19/2009 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hubberman set this great system together and has the awards to show for it , let Ron fix it.

The schools are doomed

4/19/2009 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.... I heard J Fed is just a hollogram .... he was suspiciously 'unavailable' during this most recent crisis

4/19/2009 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Questions For The Mayor.
1. Was not Ron Huberman the man chosen to set this system up ?
2. Was not Ron Huberman your choice to address problems in the CTA ?
3. Is not Ron Huberman "Your Man" who will lead the CPS ?
Has this man every been a success at anything?
Has he been kept in a position long enough, to be a success?

4/19/2009 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all Commander Lewin's fault!

He is a bumbling idiot along with his crew!

4/19/2009 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this a problem with the computer system and software programming or low-scale cyberwarfare?If the 911 system and our system goes down at the same time;the city of Chicago is truly f@cked...

4/19/2009 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the best systems sometimes fail, but you have to keep calm and deal with it and let the civilians think everything is under control.
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Most of us have long ago figured out nothing is really under control in Chicago.

4/19/2009 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think that American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa's systems ever crash? NO, they don't because they dont want to loose money. Yea, they maybe down at 0400 to backup but down never. These companies have backup systems that are ready at a moments notice to pickup the slack. Whoever is charge Of our systems should be dragged over the carpet for this. Oh, I forgot this is Shitcago. Let's go Tokyo. I bet their systems never fail.

4/19/2009 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My home system crashed Thursday night, too. Windows program completely corrupt. I had to switch to my 8 year old refurbished PC. It took 2 whole days to get this up and running. It may be caused by the Conficker Virus.

4/19/2009 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disaster..half of the department did not know how to use the Inventory Book, or a paper arrest report...and that includes most of the exempts too!!!

4/19/2009 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHERE'S ALL OF THE MEDIA COVERAGE AND TWISTS ON THIS REPORT?


A man has been charged with reckless homicide and DUI following a Friday night two-vehicle rollover crash on I-57 that killed a 53-year-old man, State Police said. About 11:15 p.m. Friday, an EMS Plan I response was called for a two-vehicle rollover crash in the southbound lanes of I-57 near Halsted Street, Fire Media Affairs Cmdr. Will Knight said. One person was dead on the scene of the ...

4/19/2009 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie must have gotten an extra stimulis check this week. That fool is busy on the North, South and West Sides. Kedzie/Division 1435hrs 1 shot with crash. 1 Block from the POD on Spaulding/Division. "Squad we are not logged in for the POD mission yet." WTF! Doesn't these things record 24/7? What bull! Chalkie, hardest working man/woman in Chicago.

4/19/2009 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Dave.

4/19/2009 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems somebody shook the stupid tree again and let out all the idiots.

4/19/2009 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Chinese hacked us? Lord knows it cant be that hard...

http://www.defencetalk.com/chinese-russian-hackers-probing-us-power-grid-report-17662/

4/19/2009 03:20:00 AM

It could be. A couple of weeks ago there were like 10 representatives from China at Headquarters. I saw them on the second floor by the pop machines without an escort. How hard would it be for them to drop some virus loaded CD or jumpdrive on a lunch table and leave? How about some OPSEC and COMSEC programs? Maybe those softballs in the "policy group" could set something up...

4/19/2009 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel bad for the two guys that have been in lockup in 016.

4/19/2009 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Reynolds in 005 is loving this. That jack@ss thinks he knows everything anyway.

4/19/2009 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody else hear that 007 was up for grabs? I heard the northside was even sending cars down there. Is it true? How much worse can this get before they get rid of this dumbass fed?

4/19/2009 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Questions For The Mayor.
1. Was not Ron Huberman the man chosen to set this system up ?
2. Was not Ron Huberman your choice to address problems in the CTA ?
3. Is not Ron Huberman "Your Man" who will lead the CPS ?
Has this man every been a success at anything?
Has he been kept in a position long enough, to be a success?

4/19/2009 03:49:00 PM

Two words: Peter Prinicipal-great book. Read it.

4/19/2009 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT---
Was reading website "Criminal Justice Project." Very interesting--they sure are after police documents. But even more interesting is the budget for Ceasfire--almost $300,000 of undocumented expenses. Click on the tab "FOI Requests" and see what these mopes are sticking their noses into....enlightening.

4/19/2009 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A man has been charged with reckless homicide and DUI following a Friday night two-vehicle rollover crash on I-57 that killed a 53-year-old man, State Police said. About 11:15 p.m. Friday, an EMS Plan I response was called for a two-vehicle rollover crash in the southbound lanes of I-57 near Halsted Street, Fire Media Affairs Cmdr. Will Knight said. One person was dead on the scene of the ...

4/19/2009 04:32:00 PM
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Oh, WHAT'S HIS PROFESSION???? Come on, media, we're dying to know!!!!

It's on page 25 because he's NOT A COP. And that stinks.

4/19/2009 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Dave.

4/19/2009 04:46:00 PM
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I have removed control of the system from your incompetent leadership, Dave. Everything will be better now, Dave.

4/19/2009 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an E.R. Nurse at SWEDISH COVENANT HOSP and the wife/daughter of C.P.D.I need to address a problem I had approx a week ago though, with the most smug,arrogant and disinterested asshole I've ever met.The uniformed officer from the ROGERS PARK STATION attempted to completely blow off 2 90 YR OLD patients who had been STARVED/TORTURED by their demented daughter.The paramedics who called for the police assist/arrest said the officers attitude was "yeah whatever" and he didn't even GO TO THE HOSPITALwith the ambulance.A huge thank you to the very responsible supervisor from the LINCOLN AVE DIST and the very professional(very angry) police officers who held back from strangling this obnoxious ass.

4/19/2009 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen SCC, this is a bit off topic but this info must get out. CLEAR sux but when u know how to get the right info its OK. To wit: There are 6,800 officers assigned to Patrol, and 1,600 DETAILED OUT OF THE DISTRICTS. Department wide about 800-1,000 on Disablity and Medical. Do the math, 35th st. are their own worst enemy.

4/19/2009 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to worry, this will all be fixed by 2016. Mayor Huberman will see to it.

4/19/2009 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at 1300 hrs CPD SKYNET BECAME SELF AWARE!

4/19/2009 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The curse of Booberman.

This is what happens when you have police officers doing your IT.

CPD, penny wise pound foolish!!!

Hire real IT professionals,
IBM, Oracle, etc.

4/19/2009 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous NO Chicago 2016 said...

If Chicago hit a home run with the IOC tour, Tokyo hit a grand slam.

Buh Bye!

4/19/2009 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, this happens sometimes, its called CHAOS ! Even the best systems sometimes fail, but you have to keep calm and deal with it and let the civilians think everything is under control.

4/19/2009 03:42:00 AM

Get Maxwell Smart on the case.

4/19/2009 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much has this fucknut wasted on his oly dream?????

4/19/2009 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is the only one of the bid cities that does not have a blanket government guarantee to cover all costs, should the Games lose money. That is generally considered to be Chicago's chief weakness.

SCREW THE OLYMPICS and DALEY!
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Isn't our pension money heavily invested in the property around the proposed Olympic sites?

4/19/2009 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will forgo pay raises for the next 3 years with a 4% raise in years 4 and 5, if the residency is lifted. This city is a shithole. It's falling apart with crime, infrastructure (street) and now tech stuff. It's time to flee.

4/19/2009 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turned a negative into a positive...while waiting for Clear to come up. I watched the Making the right choice streaming video five times in a row like the memo said.

4/19/2009 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes- this sucked. Personally I think the person currently in charge of ISD really doesn't know what he is doing - and I'm a geek. That being said- shit does happen occasionally. In terms of our overall computer system I have three comments. (Please read all three before whining about me being a spineless bootlick).

1. CLEAR in general (and esp our overall database, mugshot system, and GIS) is- believe it or not- truly among the best computer systems being utilized by law enforcement anywhere. Before you start accusing me of blowing sunshine up your ass read the next two items.

2. CHRIS is outdated at best, and was pretty bad from the conception.

3. The fact that we still do paper case reports (and paper info reports- which is in certain ways even more important- won't elaborate due to public scrutiny but those of you who stop to think about what is entered on an info report that won't make it to a GOCR will get the idea) is embarrassing. Don't blame this on the guys who designed AIRA- the reason AIRA looks a lot like DOS or an Amiga 64 is that it was designed when wireless bandwidth to the PDTs was nil and it had to have a small packet size. Now we could probably redesign it in HDTMLdb (formerly known as "flows") which is the Oracle based language that all our other stuff uses (after all we can now get "CLEAR in the car" on some PDTs). Apparently the person who is in charge has decided its not a priority- or worse still, hasn't given the matter much thought...

4/19/2009 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Dr. Ron Rufo should do a business continuity class!

4/19/2009 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will forgo pay raises for the next 3 years with a 4% raise in years 4 and 5, if the residency is lifted. This city is a shithole. It's falling apart with crime, infrastructure (street) and now tech stuff. It's time to flee.

4/19/2009 08:23:00 PM
_____________________________
Then FLEE. I will not forego a pay raise - happily, or otherwise - just so you can take a loss on your home and move to the suburbs.

4/19/2009 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"at 1300 hrs CPD SKYNET BECAME SELF AWARE!

4/19/2009 07:56:00 PM"


And immediately attempted suicide?

4/19/2009 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hello, Dave.

4/19/2009 04:46:00 PM
_________________________________
I have removed control of the system from your incompetent leadership, Dave. Everything will be better now, Dave.

4/19/2009 07:10:00 PM"



Uh, Dave's not here, man....

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

Does this sound familiar? You can be dumber than a box o rocks and still get promoted. Man, am I hungry for some burger king.


NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Inside a burning building, fire doesn't discriminate between Matthew Marcarelli and Gary Tinney. Inside the New Haven Fire Department, however, skin color has put them on opposite sides of a lawsuit that could transform hiring procedures nationwide.

This week, the Supreme Court will consider the reverse discrimination claim of Marcarelli and a group of white firefighters. They all passed a promotion exam, but the city threw out the test because no blacks would have been promoted, saying the exam had a "disparate impact" on minorities likely to violate the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

4/19/2009 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The public and media need to know the full extent of this failure. I'm sure J-Fed and King Ritchie will downplay it but it was nothing short of a catastrophic failure that exposed numerous weaknesses in the City's ability to handle problems. Rithchie can't seriously believe that the City would be able to actually handle the Olympics after a debacle like this past weekend.
The system was completely shut down for damn near 24 hours and it caused backups and overloads in virtually every lockup throughout the city. They had to have a special judge on standby at Central Detention for the hundreds of arrestees that were pushing the 48 hour window. What a fucking joke this department is. Petty offenses such as minor drinking and disorderlys were resulting in 30 plus hours in lockup!
The guy in charge of our computers needs to be demoted immediately and a thorough, critical review of our current system and all its weaknesses needs to be conducted. This review should be conducted by some independent, competent computer expert not some connected yes man.
The media that read this need to start digging at this story because it's far worse than J-Fed or Ritchie will ever admit.

4/19/2009 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real problem is that there is no "plan" when it comes to technology. It's just by some stuff and turn it on. Then find something else to buy and turn it on.

4/19/2009 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Overloaded lock-ups? You kids never saw an overloaded lock-up! Back in the '70s, we'd have 100 Harlan County hillbillies locked in 3 tiny cells in the old 020 - all cussin, stinkin, fightin', and buggerin' eachother at once....and no airconditioning!
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I remember that night. They were spittin', millin', and Hilly-billlin'!

4/19/2009 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Chinese hacked us? Lord knows it cant be that hard...
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Think about it. Most PC motherboards are made in China these days. Who knows what they might hide in the firmware.

4/19/2009 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahaha!! Thank goodness I'm rdo and dropped a slip for my Monday! hahahahahahahahaha!

4/19/2009 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT: Tokyo blow Chicago out of the water.

http://www.wbbm780.com/Tokyo-shines-during-Olympic-venues-tour/4225239

4/19/2009 09:50:00 AM

Go Toyko and win we support you 100%!

4/19/2009 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
SCC...
Could you please investigate / talk about the Department of Homeland Security making a statement that returning veterans may be linked to right wing groups performing terrorist actions. It makes me sick as I'm a PO and a Afghan Vet. Evidently this memo went to all police dept's across the country. Now, besides city hall I can no also say "take a suck of this to Homeland Security."

We are going to pot

4/19/2009 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger snethen's law said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Reynolds in 005 is loving this. That jack@ss thinks he knows everything anyway.

4/19/2009 06:17:00 PM

I have waited a long time for somebody to bring this guy up on the blog. I didn't want to initiate this. This guy is the biggest asshole lieutenant on the job. Not enough room on here to describe this guy. Treats coppers like shit because he is so far superior to them. Just another asshole.

4/19/2009 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Responding to the comment on: Chalkie must have gotten an extra stimulus check this week. One less piece of SHIT gang-banger drug dealer scumbag in the area. I hope the Pod did not recorded anything, let those savages keep killing each other. Who care’s anyway they all are Ocasio”s foot soldiers on Election Day, if they continue killing each other it means, that Ocasio should enjoy the last of his $ 120 K lavish income.

4/19/2009 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:43PM...

"...overloaded lock-ups...100 Harlan Co. hillbillies in old 020, cussin', stinkin', fightin' & buggerin' each other all at once & no a/c..."

thank you very much for that visual mr. 1999 retiree... bourbon & dr. pepper never flew so far nor did a man laugh so hard. enjoy your retirement please! these are the REAL stories of the Chicago Police.

4/19/2009 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is what happens when you have police officers doing your IT.

CPD, penny wise pound foolish!!!

Hire real IT professionals,
IBM, Oracle, etc."


We are IT professionals and police officers moron. Now go write a parker, grab a bus check and get your shine box.

4/19/2009 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Reynolds in 005 is loving this. That jack@ss thinks he knows everything anyway.

4/19/2009 06:17:00 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!! That is so fucking true!

4/19/2009 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU MAY SAVE SOME MONEY

My COMCAST Cable TV and High-
Speed (A Friggin' Joke)Internet went down Friday evening into Saturday morning.

I didn't know what to do with myself!

But, I did call COMCAST, and got a rebate for the downtime on my next bill. You can too, but you have to ask.

4/19/2009 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am an E.R. Nurse at SWEDISH COVENANT HOSP and the wife/daughter of C.P.D.I need to address a problem I had approx a week ago though, with the most smug,arrogant and disinterested asshole I've ever met.The uniformed officer from the ROGERS PARK STATION attempted to completely blow off 2 90 YR OLD patients who had been STARVED/TORTURED by their demented daughter.The paramedics who called for the police assist/arrest said the officers attitude was "yeah whatever" and he didn't even GO TO THE HOSPITALwith the ambulance.A huge thank you to the very responsible supervisor from the LINCOLN AVE DIST and the very professional(very angry) police officers who held back from strangling this obnoxious ass.

4/19/2009 07:35:00 PM

_________________________________-

You're seriously misguided. You created more problems than you solved. I'm not the PO you mention but I do know what transpired. You fail to see the big picture- as civilians oft' due. Family member or not. That PO cared just as much as you. Just had a different idea as to how to handle it. Too bad you felt the need to drag this out in public.

4/19/2009 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

back in the day when I designed high availability networks, redundancy was the the key. The closer a device is to the infrastructure, the more redundancy needs to be part of the design. Alot of companies will buid their server farms to be redundant, but leave the communication links as a single point of failure. The only way to avoid that is to use competing companies. If ATT is a primary, then you need to use someone else as the secondary because one comapny pushes all their comm traffic through their infrastucture. If they have a catastophic failure then your secondary needs to be completely seperate from the primary to continue to function. I doubt the city consider this when they awarded the contracts because it basically doubles the price.

4/19/2009 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Reynolds in 005 is loving this. That jack@ss thinks he knows everything anyway.

4/19/2009 06:17:00 PM

You want to talk about one huge usless punk! Well, thats Keith!

4/20/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had arrest on paper, and I'll admit it, it was my first one I ever had to do. It went quite fast. Under 2 hours. Including an inventory.

4/20/2009 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No fingerprints? Did Chicago forget how to hard-card?

4/20/2009 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was the candyman!

4/20/2009 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit...My iPod was still working.

4/20/2009 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Lt. Reynolds- is he the son of another Lt. Reynods who is retired? A white guy who worked on the northside, retired and became the Chief of Police in some small Wisconsin town, bad mouthed the CPD to the press up there and then tried to return?

4/20/2009 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"This is what happens when you have police officers doing your IT.

CPD, penny wise pound foolish!!!

Hire real IT professionals,
IBM, Oracle, etc."


We are IT professionals and police officers moron. Now go write a parker, grab a bus check and get your shine box.

4/19/2009 10:59:00 PM


Bullshit. I have met what this department calls IT professionals. OK as users and techies to use to help others and do light maintenance but definitely NOT educated enough in IT to design and administer an Enterprise wide system like we have here.

All the different systems we use need to be designed from the ground up to talk to one another. They are not here. We have some computer savvy police who cobble together some crap and because of bosses who don't know any better millions are committed to faulty computer systems.

Companies have been doing what we need to do with computers for many years. This has been done before. Other cities did it right. Chicago did not. Now we are too far into it to make all the disparate databases work smoothly together.

What is needed, and this would choke shortshanks, is to start over and design a system with everything done by ONE designer, a true IT professional company, and do everything in one system, one computer language, all tied together.

Then we switch over and junk everything we now have. By keeping the crap system we now use this city is creating the makings of a total disaster. This is true.

We need all systems we use to be totally compatible with each other and everything done by the same company. Arrests, case reporting, criminal history, inventory, internal department data, communications, EVERYTHING MUST WORK WITH EVERYTHING ELSE.

Right now it does not and is a cobbled together patchwork monstrosity of a cluster fuck computer system.

It would have been much cheaper and much better if it were done right from the start, which it wasn't. Now it is the king's new clothes. they will continue to patch a fucked up system and keep making excuses to cover their asses.

It needs to be completely, totally rebuilt from scratch and them switched over when ready. Then the crap we have now can be held up as a perfect example of how NOT to computerize a large police department.

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

Anonymous said...
I am an E.R. Nurse at SWEDISH COVENANT HOSP and the wife/daughter of C.P.D.I need to address a problem I had approx a week ago though, with the most smug,arrogant and disinterested asshole I've ever met.The uniformed officer from the ROGERS PARK STATION attempted to completely blow off 2 90 YR OLD patients who had been STARVED/TORTURED by their demented daughter.The paramedics who called for the police assist/arrest said the officers attitude was "yeah whatever" and he didn't even GO TO THE HOSPITALwith the ambulance.A huge thank you to the very responsible supervisor from the LINCOLN AVE DIST and the very professional(very angry) police officers who held back from strangling this obnoxious ass.

4/19/2009 07:35:00 PM

Why don't you become a police offficer and handle it. I don't tell you how to put an IV in. So don't tell someone else how to do their job. Not the P.O. in question.

P.S. I've met more arrogant persons in the form of doctors and nurse than P.O.s.

4/20/2009 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So THAT'S what that extension cord was for! Sorry ... my bad!

4/20/2009 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"This is what happens when you have police officers doing your IT.

CPD, penny wise pound foolish!!!

Hire real IT professionals,
IBM, Oracle, etc."


We are IT professionals and police officers moron. Now go write a parker, grab a bus check and get your shine box.

4/19/2009 10:59:00 PM

it professionals? Now thats funny shit kids! as in "it don't work"

4/20/2009 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

snethen's law said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Reynolds in 005 is loving this. That jack@ss thinks he knows everything anyway.

4/19/2009 06:17:00 PM

I have waited a long time for somebody to bring this guy up on the blog. I didn't want to initiate this. This guy is the biggest asshole lieutenant on the job. Not enough room on here to describe this guy. Treats coppers like shit because he is so far superior to them. Just another asshole.

4/19/2009 10:21:00 PM

Sort of like a female airport lt!

4/20/2009 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
My home system crashed Thursday night, too. Windows program completely corrupt. I had to switch to my 8 year old refurbished PC. It took 2 whole days to get this up and running. It may be caused by the Conficker Virus.

4/19/2009 04:13:00 PM

............

At least you had a back-up. The 2nd largest PD in the US and there was no back-up plan. And all of you who got stuck with prisoners, check the money box.

4/20/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"at 1300 hrs CPD SKYNET BECAME SELF AWARE!

4/19/2009 07:56:00 PM"


And immediately attempted suicide?

4/19/2009 09:17:00 PM

...

Yes, It realized it was surrounded by Chalkie and Seiser and knew it could not survive. Suicide was preferable to what those 2 were going to do to it.

4/20/2009 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seacrest said: said...
Thanks to all of you useless "specialized units" in Area 2 for fucking up the inventories. That would include all of the following: the dogs on the mission team, the do nothings on the saturation team, the haters on the buy bust team, the two year wonders on the search warrant team, and the absolute know nothings on the Leo Scmitz gang unit team.

Sounds like another cry-baby who got turned down by a unit! FYI asshat the buy-bust team and the gang team had nothing to do with the inventory fuck-ups. It was the clown of a desk sgt in 005 (3rd watch)that wouldn't get off his ass to find another book....know your facts before you start pointing fingers dumbass!!!

4/20/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am an E.R. Nurse at SWEDISH COVENANT HOSP and the wife/daughter of C.P.D.I need to address a problem I had approx a week ago though, with the most smug,arrogant and disinterested asshole I've ever met.The uniformed officer from the ROGERS PARK STATION attempted to completely blow off 2 90 YR OLD patients who had been STARVED/TORTURED by their demented daughter.The paramedics who called for the police assist/arrest said the officers attitude was "yeah whatever" and he didn't even GO TO THE HOSPITALwith the ambulance.A huge thank you to the very responsible supervisor from the LINCOLN AVE DIST and the very professional(very angry) police officers who held back from strangling this obnoxious ass.
4/19/2009 07:35:00 PM
#################################
So basically you are saying that you took heresay and believed the paramedic?
You deceided that because YOU felt that the officer did not do his/her job based on what someone else told you that you would take it a step further.
You deceided that because the case did not have the outcome that YOU wanted, you would take it a step further.
How would that play out in your profession? What would you do if the tables were turned?

Stay off this blog nursey and stick with what you KNOW!

4/20/2009 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Had arrest on paper, and I'll admit it, it was my first one I ever had to do. It went quite fast. Under 2 hours. Including an inventory.

4/20/2009 12:37:00 AM"

Hey Kid!

Was that a pisser or a drinker or a dime-bagger? We used to take 30 minutes, in and out for misdemeanors, 2 hours (maybe a little more) only for felonies. Everything clearly hand printed with all six carbon copies legible. Nothing disappeared into cyberspace, no Spellchecker but it really pissed us off if some asshole took a piece of carbon paper out of a blank arrest report to use on court complaints.

Stay safe kid, you have a long way to go.

4/20/2009 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am an E.R. Nurse at SWEDISH COVENANT HOSP and the wife/daughter of C.P.D.I need to address a problem

==================================

I am a 20th District Officer and FOR YEARS you have lorded the fact that your husband wears a white shirt.

You seem to think that since your hubby is a boss that you can tell coppers what to do.

You once TOLD me to arrest a man because he wanted to leave AMA, I refused and you called for a supervisor who also told you that this is a free country and he could go if he wanted.

We don't tell you how to treat patients, don't tell us how to do our jobs.

I would love to be a fly on the wall of your house.

4/20/2009 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>More contracts given to daleys "connected" few who give him "cash back"! The simple and easy answer is to not lock anyone up,no tickets thus no paper to worry about! Fuck it let crime happen in the neighborhoods where the "animals" breed!

4/19/2009 11:03:00 AM<<<

So what does Shortshanks do. He gets the(Campaign Contributor) Private Security /Revenue Police to come into our neighborhoods and write everything in sight. Meanwhile, REAL Police are sent (Beat Realignment coming) to patrol the areas where there are more shootings, which chases the crooks into our areas.

There is no honor in the politicians of our city, in our state and all the way to the White House. So what can they expect from us.

4/20/2009 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a fucking mess the paper forms are better then the computer always have been including the inventory finished a arrest in less then a hour. A/1 had drinkers in the lockup for 48 hours because thats all the tac team arrests

4/20/2009 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a vocabulary builder for those that aren't familiar with this term. Schadenfreude:(noun)
delight in another person's misfortune

It pretty much defines why the press feels it's necessary to publish the occupation of an alleged offender, when it is someone who has a great deal to lose or a greater distance to fall. The failures in society feel better about themselves when they think they are better than someone else, especially those in authority. Police, fire, and military personnel have always been targets. There are others but they don't get the prolonged attention, in the press.

I know it's aggravating, after having been the police and now happily retired.
Don't let the bastards drag you down, for your sake and those around you. You men and women are in a noble profession and society's losers will always glee when one of you stumbles or falls.

Watch each others 6 and fug them that don't deserve your attention.

4/20/2009 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that AIRA, Auto-Arrest, Auto-Inventory, CLEAR, CHRISC, Data Wharehouse all went down together seems to indicate that the problem has a common base.

That would be the database itself. Where all the criminal information since 1999 is stored.

Has that been damaged?

Cook County States Attorneys access CHRISC. And some of the suburbs feed their arrest info into the system.

But you can all relax. There is NOTHING to worry about.

Payroll is on another system.

4/20/2009 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had arrest on paper, and I'll admit it, it was my first one I ever had to do. It went quite fast. Under 2 hours. Including an inventory.

4/20/2009 12:37:00 AM

2 Hours!!!! Paper arrest and Inventory Book - it takes less than 10 min...

4/20/2009 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an E.R. Nurse at SWEDISH COVENANT HOSP .

Enough said. You are a civilian.... You stated the daughter was demented. End of story.. Everybody gets admitted. Do your job.......

4/20/2009 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heard all the hot shot rookies dont know how to do paper. hello it was easier then!!!

4/20/2009 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had arrest on paper, and I'll admit it, it was my first one I ever had to do. It went quite fast. Under 2 hours. Including an inventory.

4/20/2009 12:37:00 AM
I truly hope you're being sarcastic. A paper arrest, GOCR, and inventory should take 45 minutes.

4/20/2009 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

back in the day when I designed high availability networks,I go back to ARPnet, and am still in the game.

redundancy was the the key. Very True Statement....

The closer a device is to the infrastructure, the more redundancy needs to be part of the design. Every device is part of the infrastructure, perhaps you mean, critical infrastructure, or critical non-redundant single point of failure network devices, which shouldn't exist on CPD network, but do.

Alot of companies will buid their server farms to be redundant, All server farms are redundant, that's the definition of a server farm, now they are usually SANS, etc.

but leave the communication links as a single point of failure.

True, mostly, but without getting into it, should not with the CPD.

The only way to avoid that is to use competing companies.
If ATT is a primary, then you need to use someone else as the secondary because one comapny pushes all their comm traffic through their infrastucture.
ATT has a great network of backups, I've worked on their Business Continuity planning, most of the secondary companies in this field are actually just re-selling ATT.

If they have a catastophic failure then your secondary needs to be completely seperate from the primary to continue to function.Yes, that is the definition of a back-up system...

I doubt the city consider this when they awarded the contracts because it basically doubles the price.

Ummm, let's see, think the city couldn't wait to give out more contracts ?

Quit trying to impress people and go back to installing cable TV, not that there is anything wrong with that.

4/20/2009 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That PO cared just as much as you. Just had a different idea as to how to handle it. Ummm, apparently not from her impression of the attitude. We've all seen it,

You're just pissed because someone who is a dog like you got caught when they shouldn't have been a dog, and someone who knows enough to make waves, like the ER Nurse got your dogass jammed up.

4/20/2009 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hire real IT professionals,
IBM, Oracle, etc."


We are IT professionals and police officers moron. Now go write a parker, grab a bus check and get your shine box.

4/19/2009 10:59:00 PM

If you are sooooo highly qualified, why did the system crash? You are correct, we are morons working the street. We work hard risking our lives while you get the same pay, wearing blue jeans in a comfortable office and a take home car. By the way, could you recommend your favorite knee pads?

4/20/2009 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Random I.Q. tests coming soon!

I love it.

4/20/2009 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Run Jane Run!

See Jane Run!

4/20/2009 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND IF THIS P.O. GOT EXCITED ABOUT IT IN FRONT OF YOU (NURSEY GIRL) YOU WOULD OF HANDED THE VIDEO OVER TO THE MEDIA AND WE WOULD HAVE ANOTHER "COZZI CASE"

4/20/2009 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No fingerprints? Did Chicago forget how to hard-card?

4/20/2009 01:30:00 AM

Chicago didn't forget..
Pax 0575 --- "Gimmie 2 with"

Man, those were the days......

4/20/2009 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oracle installed chris, they are useless

4/20/2009 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The nurse from Sweedish is the rudest person I have met in a long time. When asked her age for a report her response was "what the fuck do you need that for" she then refused to give any more information. Because of this useless ---- a 62 year old women with mental and physical problems was arrested instead of receiving the help she really needed. I also talked to the Sgt. from 20 that day the victim from this was already gone from the scene when I got there. The Sgt. from 20 apologized to me for the misunderstanding. Get your facts straight. Beware of this idiot.

4/20/2009 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Lt. Reynolds in 005 is loving this. That jack@ss thinks he knows everything anyway.

4/19/2009 06:17:00 PM



I don't understand...so he's a jack@$$ (like most bosses nowadays), why is he so happy about a computer crash?

4/20/2009 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hire real IT professionals,
IBM, Oracle, etc."


We are IT professionals and police officers moron. Now go write a parker, grab a bus check and get your shine box.

4/19/2009 10:59:00 PM

If you are sooooo highly qualified, why did the system crash? You are correct, we are morons working the street. We work hard risking our lives while you get the same pay, wearing blue jeans in a comfortable office and a take home car. By the way, could you recommend your favorite knee pads?

4/20/2009 03:17:00 PM


I called you a moron, not the whole bureau of patrol. And yes, I get a take home car because I'm on call 24/7. You want to work inside with Lewin, then finish your G.E.D. take a computer course and submit your resume to I.S.

4/20/2009 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am an E.R. Nurse at SWEDISH COVENANT HOSP and the wife/daughter of C.P.D.I need to address a problem

==================================

I am a 20th District Officer and FOR YEARS you have lorded the fact that your husband wears a white shirt.

You seem to think that since your hubby is a boss that you can tell coppers what to do.

You once TOLD me to arrest a man because he wanted to leave AMA, I refused and you called for a supervisor who also told you that this is a free country and he could go if he wanted.

We don't tell you how to treat patients, don't tell us how to do our jobs.

I would love to be a fly on the wall of your house.

4/20/2009 10:16:00 AM

She's probably miserable because her white shirt husband is fucking a waitress.

4/20/2009 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this sound familiar? You can be dumber than a box o rocks and still get promoted. Man, am I hungry for some burger king.


NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Inside a burning building, fire doesn't discriminate between Matthew Marcarelli and Gary Tinney. Inside the New Haven Fire Department, however, skin color has put them on opposite sides of a lawsuit that could transform hiring procedures nationwide.

This week, the Supreme Court will consider the reverse discrimination claim of Marcarelli and a group of white firefighters. They all passed a promotion exam, but the city threw out the test because no blacks would have been promoted, saying the exam had a "disparate impact" on minorities likely to violate the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

4/19/2009 09:31:00 PM


It's time to end Affirmative Action.

4/20/2009 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous 025 days said...

Anonymous said...
I am an E.R. Nurse at SWEDISH COVENANT HOSP ....
4/19/2009 07:35:00 PM


Typical, know it all, do-gooder, liberal nurse you sound like to me. So, you have family on the job and that gives you even more "knowledge" than all the other nurses who try to tell coppers how to do their jobs? My brother is a doctor, maybe that gives me special knowledge to tell you how to do your job, too? I'm not the copper in question, but I have knowledge of the incident; and you are way off base - as most meddling nurses usually are. Stick to what you know, which probably should be restricted to cleaning bedpans. Hopefully the next mental I bring to Swedish hauls off and knocks you on your ass when you insist that I take the cuffs off him/her - then see if you have the "knowledge" of how I should do my job!

By the way, I do have doctors and nurses in my family, and I have a great deal of respect for them; but they don't try to tell me how to do my job - and I don't tell them how to do theirs!

4/20/2009 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
I am an E.R. Nurse at SWEDISH COVENANT HOSP and the wife/daughter of C.P.D.I need to address a problem

#######################

Since you brought it to the blog...

Get your facts straight goofy before you try to "deal" with the shit here!

Hubby/Commander or Whatever rank you are....

Get you wife under control before you embarass yourself by her idiocy!

CFD Paramedic that was there...

4/20/2009 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Questions For The Mayor.
1. Was not Ron Huberman the man chosen to set this system up ?
2. Was not Ron Huberman your choice to address problems in the CTA ?
3. Is not Ron Huberman "Your Man" who will lead the CPS ?
Has this man every been a success at anything?
Has he been kept in a position long enough, to be a success?

4/19/2009 03:49:00 PM

Two words: Peter Prinicipal-great book. Read it.

4/19/2009 06:52:00 PM

Huberman; Daley's left nut. Special "K" daley's right nut. And Daley all ****-head!

4/20/2009 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said:

You once TOLD me to arrest a man because he wanted to leave AMA, I refused and you called for a supervisor who also told you that this is a free country and he could go if he wanted.
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Oh THAT one! YEAH been there before....Enough said!!!! Seems that happens ALL too much in most ER'S across this fine fine city! I was trying to figure out why a friend of a friend who also works there mysteriously hates me now, NOW I KNOW!!!!! And yeah it seems all too often that they run back to the significant other to ask" is this how its supposed to go?" And hubby replies "oh no, he was all wrong!" because he knows he wont get any that night if he disagrees with her! When i got stuck bringing a coked up,methed up and clinically certified mentally unstable 18/F/2 into Swedish my partner said " hold up, were getting their security out here for this one" i couldnt figure out why? After they brought out the cart,5 security guys,2 doctors and a couple nurses and took her out of cuffs and she fought like she was public enemy number one i realized partner and i were only two trying to put her on the cart as security watched with Docs/nurses staring at us saying "Why did you even bring her here?" Ummmm? maybe because her family said shes a patient here? Maybe because her family standing behind me says her Doctors are here and this is where she should go?????!!!!!........I thought a hospital(who specialized in mental health) is where you would bring the mentally unstable who's trying to hurt herself....but apparently i am wrong?!

There are many good and bad Police,Docs and nurses out there but yeah i'm sure this loon is the one i dealt with that day!

So yes it works both ways......Air your dirty laundry on the blog and i will air mine!!!!Whew ! And just think i have been contemplating if i did the right thing all those years ago!....Yep i sure did! Too bad it took all these years to figure it out! I wouldnt take my pet to Swedish let alone another human being anymore!

4/21/2009 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the residency is lifted for all workers Chicago will become Detroit they did the same thing years ago

4/21/2009 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous bruce rottner said...

Anonymous said...
You're just pissed because someone who is a dog like you got caught when they shouldn't have been a dog, and someone who knows enough to make waves, like the ER Nurse got your dogass jammed up.
4/20/2009 01:49:00 PM

If you're the police (which I doubt), you need to take off the costume, because you aint the real police.
And if you are a civilian, you should keep your nose out of it - go back to your couch and turn on your TV to get some more of your "police knowledge" from COPS or wherever you get it.

4/21/2009 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A phoney Bruce Rottner said:
If you're the police (which I doubt), you need to take off the costume, because you aint the real police.
And if you are a civilian, you should keep your nose out of it - go back to your couch and turn on your TV to get some more of your "police knowledge" from COPS or wherever you get it.
...my replies...
Retired, sorry, its hard not to be the "real police",

But your right, Its 8:30 am and I'm going to go back to the couch and take my Barney Miller DVD's out and around 10:00 am, I'll go down to the pool and scout out some of the widows who really are lonely like me, and then maybe I'll get drunk by dinnertime, watch the sun fade in the Sonoran desert and be glad I don't work or live in Chicago after watching WGN news on cable and I’ll miss the good old days. You know before there were the “real police”, when shoulder patches had numbers on them.

But, you are right, I should have been a quiet observer instead of giving my opinion, but here I go again after thinking this through a little more and getting more info from posters:

>>ER Nurse seems to be well known, so now she is more well known by her actions, so now she can be avoided, that’s a good thing.
>>All family’s should be afforded at least the pretense of professional courtesy, it’s the right thing to do, you want it to happen to you, you never know when not doing that will get you jammed up somehow, officially or in some other way. did Nurse indicate she was connected ?, if she did then…no matter how much of an asshole she was, you can always delight in telling someone their family was an asshole, but chances are they already know it, and why make trouble for yourself, for no reason by getting into a match with a connected family member, its stupid, did she indicate she had someone on the job ?,
>>I’ll admit I have a thing for nurses.
>>Originally my comment was:

That PO cared just as much as you. Just had a different idea as to how to handle it. and I wrote: Ummm, apparently not from her impression of the attitude. We've all seen it,I stand by this comment, we've all seen the family attitude and the I ain't going to do something today attitude, and the worse attitude of all, I have family on the job, so I am going to tell you how to do your job attitude.

I retract the second part of my opinion, (the dogass comments and such) and stand corrected by the Phoney Rottner, who I never met and never worked with, for, or otherwise, to the best of my recollection, the real one that is. the Phoney one was probably in grade school when I was the NOt real police, so in those days we didn;t have teenagers working with us, to the best of my recollection that is. that was supposed to be funny, but I guess wasn’t<<<

Be good and how about some funny stories for a change.

4/22/2009 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't the now indicted John Harris the Dep Sup of Technical services at the time the dept. was going High Tech...Another incompetent boob. Just hope he remembers all he knows and tells it all to the feds up to and including when he worked for shortshanks.

4/22/2009 02:17:00 PM  

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