Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Only the Best!

Low bid contracting strikes again
  • [A]ll 3 of the Tahoes that originally came to 007 are down due to the same problem. Some kind of transmission problem where the back end is locking up. Just guessing the others will have the same fate. All have less than 3,000 miles. Anyone else having these issues?
And J-Fed has been taking credit for "getting" us new vehicles. Does that mean he takes the blame for the problems cropping up?

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53 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

W T F

4/15/2009 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

007 has 12 tahoes now..I wonder if they will all be down before summer

4/15/2009 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

two tahoes were sent to 008.. this is not a knock on female officers, but this particular officer is a very petite, smaller officer and lost control(going to get gas mind you) and totaled the truck. there is no doubt that the truck will be fixed it is a total loss.... i predict this is going to be common.

4/15/2009 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

j-feds brain has a transmission problem-- what his mouth says is not actually what his body does-- can we return him under the lemon law and get a new "hoopty"......

4/15/2009 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed is talking about the Tahoe like its going to solve morale problems. WTF!!! WE NEEDED NEW CARS! Its not like we wernt going to get new cars at all. The Department cant put all of us on foot, or cram all of us into the bike unit. Personally, Id rather have a "Box" CHEVY! The new Impalas are to damn small for someone over 6'00. The Crown Vic's are pretty good. Havent been in the Dodge / Chry.

Oh, BTW... Who is the dick-head that carved up the steering wheel already?

4/15/2009 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed has his head so far up his ass, he doesn't know if he's coming or going. Wake the fuck up Mr. Daley's Puppet. Lets combat and solve most of the crime problem in the city, HIRE MORE POLICE you fucking idiot. Stop Shmoozing the public and shuffling numbers and telling continuous lies. Hire more fucking cops and let us do our job without you breathing down our necks. Plain and fucking simple...

4/15/2009 03:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lay off J-Fed. He's the most handsome, dreamiest BIG boss ever. Do you think these kneepads make me look fat?

4/15/2009 03:36:00 AM  
Anonymous I Want a Lexus! said...

I test drove the Lexus LX570. Totally dependable. All the bells and whistles are standard.

What the CPD needs is a fleet of SUVs from Lexus.

The Cadillac Escalade, even with tinted windows and dubs, is the way to go if they insist on buying American junk.

4/15/2009 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why would it be his fault if a trans doesnt work? crown vics arent police cars either, they are family cars they put a cage in

4/15/2009 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pool car assigned to me today smelled like DEAD ASS!! Going 8 hours smelling DEAD ASS is no way to go thru life son.......

4/15/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really? A Lexus or Cadillac? Nothing like fighting crime in STYLE right? Talk about misappropriation of funds.

4/15/2009 07:17:00 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

I dont think you can hold J-Fed accountable for mechanically defective automobiles.

Had cop gear failed, that's another issue.

4/15/2009 08:05:00 AM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

11 got 2 one is already in the shop didnt make it two weeks and not from an accident either

4/15/2009 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh, BTW... Who is the dick-head that carved up the steering wheel already?

4/15/2009 02:38:00 AM"



Those are bite marks.

He's teething.

4/15/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lay off J-Fed. He's the most handsome, dreamiest BIG boss ever. Do you think these kneepads make me look fat?

4/15/2009 03:36:00 AM"


Yes, Missy, yes, they do.

4/15/2009 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HMMM Back end locks up and you say transmission problem. Must be something else because 2 wheel drive front end drive will have nothing to do with the rear. Could it be we just don't like change. No other districts are having problems.

4/15/2009 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THAT STEERING WHEEL CARVING HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR YEARS...HEY NERVOUS NELLY...SQEEZE A LITTLE BALL!...QUIT PICKIING THE STEERING WHEELS....DICK!

4/15/2009 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 AM

The LX, LS and SC Lexus models are too expensive.

In a cost-effective move, the City should opt for either the RX hybrid or better yet, the "Pebble Beach Edition" SUV.

The new Toyota Prius would get 50 miles per gallon.

Regardless, I'd prefer mine in pearlescent sky blue metallic.

Even J.D. Power and Consumer Reports say Lexus/Toyota is the only way to go.

We DEMAND Lexi and Prii. NOW!

4/15/2009 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Stooped at Midway yesterday, to get chck stubs,what a nice day! The coppers were in a good mood why? miss ellyn was gone on vacation and morale improved! Hey J-fed talk is cheap why waste this girl here? You could move her to a district where she could be untilized! It would help improve morale how about it?

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

They should of stayed with the crown vic, proven reliable and "battle tested"! The bigger joke is advantage chevy outside of city got the contract to "save taxpayers money"! another idiot daley "show me the envelope idea"!

4/15/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who pays for the repairs and the down time caused by this SNAFU? You better not say taxpayers.

4/15/2009 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ford didn't take the bailout. Go with Ford.

4/15/2009 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No new Tahoes in my district, just the usual shitty, 100,000+ mile Crown Vics.

Who says working in the ghetto doesn't have its perks?

4/15/2009 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic but is the department running out of ammo? Went to qualify and had to return the 20 rounds left in the box. I thought the 30 rounds fired, 20 left and an additional 50 rounds later were part of the measly 100 rounds the department gives us each year for practice?

4/15/2009 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter if your a female and small and petite...most Moms drive a mini van, if you can handle one of those, you can handle a Tahoe...she crashed it because she can't for crap!

4/15/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lay off J-Fed. He's the most handsome, dreamiest BIG boss ever. Do you think these kneepads make me look fat?

4/15/2009 03:36:00 AM

Where's the Keesing Bandit when you need him???

4/15/2009 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the auto-locking system? Did they replace it yet?
or was it fixed before distribution?

Careful pulling up to "shots fired" or the "heated job" then trying to get out of the thing on the fly!

A first responder......

4/15/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 15, 2009

Five accident-prone Chicago intersections near schools, seniors and shopping were chosen Tuesday to kick off a yearlong undercover crackdown against motorists who fail to yield for pedestrians.

Off-duty Chicago Police officers posing as pedestrians will start issuing real tickets -- with fines ranging from $50 to $500 -- at 8 a.m. Monday at Division and Hoyne.

That will be followed by another two-hour sting at 8 a.m. April 23 at Nagle and Peterson. On April 25, there will be a triple-header -- at 8 a.m. at 119th and Stewart; 10:30 a.m. at 103rd and South Prairie and at 1 p.m. at 86th and Commercial.

Most of the five intersections are at or near the site of a recent pedestrian crash. All are "uncontrolled" intersections with neither a traffic light nor a stop sign.
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The revenue grab continues.......

4/15/2009 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 20 plus years on the job I never understood the chewing up of the steering wheel. Can't remember the last time I was in a squad that wasn't, including Sgt's cars. Can somebody please explain what that is all about. I just don't get it. Anything else you screw up a on car can be fixed, steering wheels never get replaced.

4/15/2009 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the tahoes in 8th district was totalled the other night.

4/15/2009 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous EMMD retired said...

A reliable source is reporting that fleet is trying to rush a fresh contract to buy Ford/ Crown Vics through city legal. It seems as if fleet has realized that the Tahoe experiment has failed. Very reminiscent of the Impala experiment. Could it be that they have finally come to the realization that for our type of police service the Ford CV/PI is the best bang for the buck? Lets stay optimistic that some time in the very near future that the city/fleet will place a healthy order for new Fords.

4/15/2009 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the two Tahoes that were sent to 011 is now down after the rainstorm last week. Something happened which caused a large amount of water to come through the room of the vehicle and onto the PDT. Not sure if the PDT was salvaged or not, but I'm sure the vehicle won't be back for a few months.

4/15/2009 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Ford has a facyory in Chicago, How come we didn't buy Ford??

4/15/2009 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are Tahoes really the best choice of vehicle for the hammering they get for police work? Cuz I'm thinking back and when I was a teenager, a Tahoe would be no match for my 68 Mustang but there was no escaping those Impala's.

---not a cop

4/15/2009 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Cream always rises to the Top, except in the reverse-gravity City of Shitcago....

4/15/2009 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is definitely something wrong with the tahoe's transmissions. The engine's cannot take the abuse we give them.

4/15/2009 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wht do u expect from GM, quality made product

4/15/2009 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax, these Chevy Tahoe's are warranted by the federal government.I heard the great god say this.Just relax everything will be just fine.

4/15/2009 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:22 AM. STFU The tahoes are REAR WHEEL DRIVE, not "front end drive." That might be why the rear end locks ups. Put the Playboy magazine down, take that little bitty thing out of your right hand and go read a car magazine. Might keep your eyesight from getting any worst.

4/15/2009 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Who pays for the repairs and the down time caused by this SNAFU? You better not say taxpayers.

4/15/2009 09:03:00 AM


Ultimately, taxpayers pay for everything ! ! ! !

4/15/2009 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 20 plus years on the job I never understood the chewing up of the steering wheel.

Its from the gun hitting and rubbing against the wheel when a copper jumps out!

4/15/2009 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous THE FRUGAL BUYER said...

Anonymous said...
They should of stayed with the crown vic, proven reliable and "battle tested"! The bigger joke is advantage chevy outside of city got the contract to "save taxpayers money"! another idiot daley "show me the envelope idea"!

4/15/2009 09:02:00 AM



Yeah, he'll save the taxpayers money like we have learned how to save money ourselves... Avoid the city and county sales tax by buying somewhere else ! ! ! !

HEY, Richie, here's a tip. Check the prices in Wisconsin and Indiana!

4/15/2009 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want an Escalade with spinners.

4/15/2009 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if they need any repair work at any of our wonderful city garages, just let say that the vehicles will begin to rust before they hit the streets! i would take a dodge omni for my cruiser anyday.

4/15/2009 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
One of the tahoes in 8th district was totalled the other night.

4/15/2009 02:01:00 PM

............................................ ............................................Example of how stories gain momentum on this site, The Tahoe has minor damage. "Broken front axle" not totaled

4/16/2009 03:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get this, a few days ago when it was raining, there was water slowly seeping through the roof where the camera was. Guess what it was leaking onto? The PDT! As I read through the comments it looks like 011 had the same sort of problem.

4/16/2009 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.automobilemag.com/am/2009/chevrolet/tahoe/recalls.html

Clean bill of health no recalls? Just beat the shit out of them and they will break cowboys!

4/16/2009 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 20 plus years on the job I never understood the chewing up of the steering wheel.
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When you walk away and leave your squad unlocked, the Gremlins jump in. I also learned that they are the ones that smoke, fart and leave behind the fast food wrappers between the front seats.

4/16/2009 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets just save millions give us a contract we could take the cta,when it comes we respond to jobs, of course we need a few "roving" units if we need help otherwise who gives a shit??

4/16/2009 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want an Escalade with spinners.

4/15/2009 09:36:00 PM


Hell, I'd settle for either an Escalade or a couple spinners

4/16/2009 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Get this, a few days ago when it was raining, there was water slowly seeping through the roof where the camera was. Guess what it was leaking onto? The PDT! As I read through the comments it looks like 011 had the same sort of problem.

4/16/2009 07:32:00 AM

If they would let the manufacturer fully equip the tahoes we would have less/no problems! Fleet is nothing more than clouted "parts changers" with no clue how to wire/repair anything! Leaks? why? maybe they drilled the holes to big and sahzammm it leaks!

You bring car in for repair 1/2 the time you pull out something else is now broken! Fleet should be farmed out!

4/17/2009 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a couple inherent prob's with the tahoe's. One is the rearends locking up. No idea what is causing it, probably a gearing issue in the differential. Also, the exhaust systems are already rusted out. They are coming from the dealer that way. They have had to replace several exhaust systems on the tahoes even before sending them on the street. Then the union guys at fleet are pissed because the tahoes are coming from the dealer already equipped with lights and cages. This is supposed to be a union job performed at fleet. Looks like someone is trying to downsize manpower at fleet. Apparently greivances are in the works. They are cameraed to the hilt, have more mic's than Abbey Road, and are not getting the gun locks installed. As a matter of fact, no one is getting gun locks. 600 sitting at area 1 but not being put in. They still can't decide the best way to install them. Most of the guys making decisions in this cities government have their heads so far up their asses it isn't even funny. We need to clean house and start fresh. We definitely need some new leadership. God save the King.

4/18/2009 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they got OnStar -

OnStar: This is OnStar - how can I help?

CPD: My Tahoe just broke down.

OnStar: How can I help?

CPD: I need someone to respond to a report of shots fired.

OnStar: Yes, Sir, what kind of shots would those be?

CPD: Gun shots!

OnStar: I'm sorry, you say someone just shot your Tahoe?

CPD: No, I'm a police officer - I need help!

OnStar: OK. Your a Tahoe Police Officer and you need a shot?

CPD: Never mind....

4/18/2009 06:13:00 PM  

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