Friday, April 24, 2009

Up 77%?

  • The CTA has become a scarier place.

    Robbery has soared 77 percent on CTA trains, platforms and buses in the past three years, from 246 incidents in 2006 to 436 in 2008, according to the Chicago Police Department.

    Theft -- when no force is involved -- is up 6 percent, from 1,173 reported crimes in 2006 to 1,238 in 2008.

Ridership is up. Crime is up. That makes sense - more victims to chose from.

Crime is up. Arrests are up. That makes sense, too - more chances to grab an offender.

So what's left to explain the rise? Manpower shortages? If one team is in on an arrest, that leaves larger swaths of the tunnels and platforms uncovered. That's one explanation. Who has the CTA manpower numbers from year-to-year to make the argument?

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98 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's start with nobody cares any more.

4/24/2009 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

These people board the trains and comb the cars looking to see 'who' is on them, how many people, etc. The worse lines being the blue, green and red.

You can tell as they will get on/off at certain stops, be a swivelhead and the clothing they wear...

There is no protection on these trains and even worse, on the buses.

4/24/2009 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I know is I dont get Cta as much as I used to...!

4/24/2009 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know the mass transit team that always comes into 11th dist. brings in three heads for turnstile jumping and takes up at least five computers for like 6 hours. So I’m surprised to hear that crime is up on the CTA.

4/24/2009 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Just heard that there is something in the works regarding (to be said in a Dr. Evil voice) "One Billion dollars" coming to CPD. It's going to be used in hiring more officers and has a 5 yr term. Is this the light at the end of the tunnel? Will the contract be finalized? Does anyone have more on this?

4/24/2009 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's definately more robberies than what's reported. A lot of vitims are reluctant to call the cops because they fear retaliation. Usually the robbers work in groups and menace the victims into believing that they know where they live.

4/24/2009 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you forgot the fares have gone up too!

4/24/2009 01:15:00 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

The CTA says ridership increased 1% in 2007 and 5.4% in 2008. So that tracks with the no-force theft number, but barely even touches the robbery number.

I wonder how many of those robberies took place in trains vs platforms, station houses, etc. (Do they count robberies in the immediate vicinity of the station? Did the reporting metrics change at all?)

Long time first time -- great blog, keep it up.

4/24/2009 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is going to be going up everywhere. The city has cut manpower to unsfe levels. Please be safe when responding to calls. If you are forced to work 99 wait for back up. Do not get yourself hurt over BS. This is what the mayor and city council wanted an undermanned police department with lousy equipment. Write a report for all the calls take your time and write it correctly. None of this BS is worth dieing over. Back up each other on calls even if it isnt an inprogress call ride towards your bordering beats calls if you can so your close if things get heated up. Watch out for each other. all the assholes are coming out the weather is heating up. Dont get baited into doing or saying anything you could regret later everyone is looking to win the ghetto lotto.

4/24/2009 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyday during my tour i request an event number for riding the train with my radio off. how much more can i do? no contract = no police!

4/24/2009 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is up because Det. Norm P retired and moved to Mo. There he bought a mule. He used to do all the CTA stuff. Now he rides an ass.

4/24/2009 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check this out.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jEHKXCBhnowdtzQBgI-XDKVTtyDgD97OBAAG0

Yowzah!!!

4/24/2009 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DETROIT PU IN AN OLYMPIC BID BACK IN THE 1960s AND THE NEXT YEAR THERE WERE RIOTS AND THE CITY BURNED.MOST PACKED UP AN MOVED-AT LEAST THOSE THAT COULD(not the police or fire)DETROIT CHANGED FOREVER.SO HISTORY HAS PARALLELS. CHICAGO IS 'BURNING" NOW,WE DONT HAVE A CONTRACT AND OUR TAXES ARE SKY HIGH = SO DO THE MATH DALEY-SEMPER FI

4/24/2009 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detroit 1968 remeber it well

4/24/2009 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
When I was a wee lad if I had run from the Police I would have received a "wood shower" which would have caused me to think twice before I ran again.

4/24/2009 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MYSTERIOUS SWINE FLU KILLS 16 in MEXICO AND NUMBERS ARE GROWING. DOESNT THE INFIEDEL EAT PORK. I WONDER......THE COUNTRIES ABOUT TO IMPLOUDE-NOW ADD THIS.GREAT MORE TO STREAM ACROSS THE BOARDER SOON and HEADED TO CHICAGO! VIVA DALEY-SEMPER FI

4/24/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous 38 and Gone said...

So much for huberman's security job and he wants a police pension.

4/24/2009 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have ten years on and have no chinamen. Three years ago I worked four days a month on CTA VSEP and made $7K. Now I'm given one to two days a month and got one day during my furlo. I know that more po's are signing up for VSEP but I still think manpower is down on the CTA. I just wonder where the Federal money is going. May be to some special project for 2016?

The CTA is also part of the problem. The CTA ordinances should be reexamined and punishment stiffed. Loiter (persons standing around with no purpose while trains pass) should be locked up. The CTA also is a homeless shelter (or mental asylum) on wheels. For example, trains run all night transporting homeless from 95th to Howard. The CTA should have a decreasing number trains running after 8 pm (at some point no running trains ie 0300 hours). Bums should be locked up and banned from the CTA. Only honest working people pay for a ride on the CTA trains. Bustouts and bangers know were to board the trains for free. VSEP Officers know where some of these fishing holes are and can watch offenders access the CTA for free. Punishment for theft of service should be county time.

VSEP should have a CD team that works first watch. Crime doesnt stop after 0200 hours or on holidays on the CTA.

4/24/2009 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

plus those poor bus drivers have to pay the red light tickets

4/24/2009 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huberman? The man with the golden paycheck and the poison touch.

CPS crime should go through the stratosphere soon.

4/24/2009 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

M-A-N-P-O-W-E-R

They hunt where we are not. They have figured it out, why can't the Mayor?

4/24/2009 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm they had a plan for more hiring off duty on cta for time +1/2 what happened? The olympics LOL! Who are they kidding in this crime infested shitty!

4/24/2009 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--

Time to seal the border.

16 dead in flu outbreak; Mexico closes schools, studies strain for link to new US fluMARK STEVENSON | Associated Press Writer

11:20 AM CDT, April 24, 2009

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City closed schools across the metropolis of 20 million Friday after at least 16 people died and more than 900 others fall ill from what health officials suspect is a new strain of swine flu. World health officials worried that it could mark the start of a flu pandemic...

http://www.chicagotribune.com
/news/nationworld/sns-ap-lt-
mexico-flu,0,1138662.story

4/24/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big gang leader killed 4 corners hustlers its not even 2pm. Good job Chalkie

4/24/2009 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robbery on CTA up 77% but they cut the amount of people working special enjoyment, makes sense to me.

4/24/2009 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jefferson tap verdict out today

4/24/2009 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

UPS 1Q profit plunges more than 55 pct.By HARRY R. WEBER

– 1 day ago

"ATLANTA (AP) — UPS Inc.'s first-quarter profit plunged as fewer people sent packages and used premium services like next-day air amid the global financial crisis. The world's largest shipping carrier also gave a disappointing second-quarter outlook on Thursday, and disclosed it shed 10,000 domestic jobs during the first three months of the year.

"UPS earnings in the January-March period fell more than 55 percent to $401 million as revenue dropped more than 13 percent, compared to profit of $906 million a year ago..."

Translation -- People didn't really need half the shit they were ordering -- a red one and a blue one and a green one -- and that "absolutely, positively" red-hot proposal wasn't.

Like the folks without a telephone said, by the time they find out about something it's not nearly as important anymore...

4/24/2009 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I'm a retired PO can anyone leave the address as to where I can purchase that chaulkie T shirt?

4/24/2009 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who would do any work on cta? all camaras. Give em the police depart they want. you know the camaras wouldn't catch the bad guy for shit. however give a guy a whack for doing crime your toast.

4/24/2009 04:55:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of retirement, JOHN FARRELL! You "paid your dues" (and then some) a long, long time ago. The CPD has truly lost one of "the best and the brightest".

John always was and is da REAL mutherfuckin' PO-leese!

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

Paul Kersey could solve this problem.....

4/24/2009 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT--

Time to seal the border.

16 dead in flu outbreak; Mexico closes schools, studies strain for link to new US fluMARK STEVENSON | Associated Press Writer

11:20 AM CDT, April 24, 2009

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City closed schools across the metropolis of 20 million Friday after at least 16 people died and more than 900 others fall ill from what health officials suspect is a new strain of swine flu. World health officials worried that it could mark the start of a flu pandemic...

http://www.chicagotribune.com
/news/nationworld/sns-ap-lt-
mexico-flu,0,1138662.story

4/24/2009 03:41:00 PM

They refuse thank obama for this screw up
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE53N22820090424?sp=true

4/24/2009 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were some minor riots in Detroit in 1968, but the big one was in 1967. I remember that one well.

4/24/2009 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of retirement, JOHN FARRELL! You "paid your dues" (and then some) a long, long time ago. The CPD has truly lost one of "the best and the brightest".

John always was and is da REAL mutherfuckin' PO-leese!

4/24/2009 05:00:00 PM

Amen brother couldn't have said it better

4/24/2009 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...
Crime is up 77% on the CTA and Pam the Man "Neck'man is doing her typical ambush interview of police officers around venues that have preferred parking. Where was your Channel 2 Truck parked when you did this brilliant (Bwaaahaha)Investigative expose'?

Ratings time again? You should retire and then you could be elected president of the old folks wrinkle-ranch where you wouldnt have to wear turtle neck nightgowns!

4/24/2009 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it would be up 200 percent but most people who are victims get tired of waiting for 3 hours for a report and move on. also coppers are pros at blowing off writing reports and code out many bona fide incidents.

4/24/2009 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Big gang leader killed 4 corners hustlers its not even 2pm. Good job Chalkie

4/24/2009 04:08:00 PM
&&&&&&&&&&&&

Guess he isn't so big anymore...

So what?

Gang war? ...big deal been going on for years in all areas of the city

4 corner hustlers are so disorganized and well you all know the rest

wheres my channel changer...

4/24/2009 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" So I’m surprised to hear that crime is up on the CTA.

4/24/2009 01:03:00 PM"


The serious mooks pay the fare.

4/24/2009 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"....menace the victims into believing that they know where they live.

4/24/2009 01:06:00 PM"


Uh, when they jack their wallets/purses, they do know where they live.

4/24/2009 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now he rides an ass.

4/24/2009 01:34:00 PM"


Ya know, it has been awhile since there's been a solid, no nonsense Keesing Bandit bait posted.

Will the Keesing Bandit bite?

4/24/2009 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Kersey is the answer...i would like to see the scene( in the end of death wish 3 ? ) where Kersey and the Police Chief go running and gunning together...change it to shortshanks face on kersey and jfeds on the chief !!! Its a job for wood shampoo productions... !

4/24/2009 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime is up on CTA platforms, trains, and busses. Good, maybe now I can get more than two days a month, which is bullshit. I remember getting almost everyday I put in for not long ago.

4/24/2009 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allow more POs to work Voluntary special employment. It appears that they have cut down CTA. Therefore, crime has increased due to the lack of police presence.

P.S. Merit Beaaaches hahahaha

4/24/2009 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So according to FORBES. Chicago did not make the top 15 (most dangerous cities). Olympics here we come and you pundants stay off the blog

4/24/2009 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a subway?

4/24/2009 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets chip in and get Chalkie a monthly pass......................

4/24/2009 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic, is there an exposee coming on channel 2 involving a very minor parking thing,(really a big nothing) the detail section and a RAT (JK) from that unit?

4/24/2009 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Just heard that there is something in the works regarding (to be said in a Dr. Evil voice) "One Billion dollars" coming to CPD. It's going to be used in hiring more officers and has a 5 yr term. Is this the light at the end of the tunnel? Will the contract be finalized? Does anyone have more on this?

Too bad it'll all be spent on cameras and private security guards. Would be awesome if true.

4/24/2009 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so are we gonna ignore the report of some cop splittin an autistic kids head open in the little village? rumors truth anything???

4/24/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep giving me 2 days a month assholes.

4/24/2009 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time and a half on CTA will bring out all the old useless hacks and the dog asses that don't work. Just give us assholes that actually work it our four days a month back.

4/24/2009 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree, bring Paul Kersey back. That m-f knew how to handle shitheads and mass transit. lol

4/24/2009 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't let my family go anywhere near public transportation in Chicago anymore. My wife drives to the loop everyday and pays outrageous parking fees because the blue line is full of jagoffs and no security is ever present. They've absolutely ruined this city for the rest of us.

4/24/2009 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DICK DALEY

4/24/2009 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone else remember an officer trying to do his job on a bus only to wind up on the news for talking harshly to some drunken bum????????????

4/24/2009 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it me or is Michelle Obama the only Obama getting good press. Minus FOX News.

4/24/2009 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT but FYI. Nice.

U.S. prosecutors can use testimony from cop killer Andrew Wilson in the trial of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, a judge ruled today.

U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow found that attorneys for Burge had thoroughly cross-examined Wilson in court and that jurors in Burge's trial will have ample information to evaluate Wilson's account.

Wilson was convicted of the 1982 murders of Chicago Officers William Fahey and Richard O'Brien, sentenced to life and died in prison in 2007. Wilson alleged he confessed after he was tortured by Burge and other officers.

Burge awaits trial on charges he lied to conceal his torture of suspects. He has pleaded not guilty.

4/24/2009 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You coppers may like Paul Kersey. We armed citizens like Bernie Goetz. He is the real deal.

4/24/2009 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets chip in and get Chalkie a monthly pass......................

4/24/2009 08:19:00 PM

Hey, Chalkie's past 65 by now this year so he should ride for free!!!

4/24/2009 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

Time and a half on CTA will bring out all the old useless hacks and the dog asses that don't work. Just give us assholes that actually work it our four days a month back.

4/24/2009 09:23:00 PM

********************************

That's right, it will. And count me in!!! Pay your fuckin' dues, kid, and wait your turn like we all have had to do to get the chance to make the extra money. Seniority is one of the few things they can't take from us (yet).

It's punk-ass, self-entitled crybabies like yourself that have ruined this job. Now shut the fuck up, and check the Officer Deployment screen in about 15 more years...that's IF the system's not down for the count.

4/24/2009 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tribune is the most left leaning liberal garbage I have ever read. I can't wait for the Chicago Pravda newspapers to implode at last.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-police-teen-autismapr25,0,3799143.story

What total BS!

4/24/2009 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so are we gonna ignore the report of some cop splittin an autistic kids head open in the little village? rumors truth anything???

4/24/2009 09:11:00 PM
______________________________
You might want to go start your own blog, civilian troll. The nice thing about THIS blog is its owner chooses the posts, not you.

4/24/2009 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't let my family go anywhere near public transportation in Chicago anymore. My wife drives to the loop everyday and pays outrageous parking fees because the blue line is full of jagoffs and no security is ever present. They've absolutely ruined this city for the rest of us.

4/24/2009 09:29:00 PM

I don't blame you, have her take the Metra. The Metra is faster, cleaner and secured. You will save on those outrageous parking fees and travel times.

Also, your wife needs to carry a small caliber semi-automatic pistol for self-defense. I suggest the .380 Colt Mustang. Just make sure that you train her properly in the use and care of the weapon.

Good Luck in this Hellhole!

4/24/2009 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 years and a day said...

I don't blame you, have her take the Metra. The Metra is faster, cleaner and secured. You will save on those outrageous parking fees and travel times.

Also, your wife needs to carry a small caliber semi-automatic pistol for self-defense. I suggest the .380 Colt Mustang. Just make sure that you train her properly in the use and care of the weapon.

Good Luck in this Hellhole



First I never taugtht my wife how to use a gun which is why Im here to tell you about it

Second The Mustang is a single action gun I recommend the Ruger LCP But not kept in the bottom of the purse. Kept somewhere accessible

4/24/2009 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another name for the el & subway? -the electric sewer-

4/24/2009 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
so are we gonna ignore the report of some cop splittin an autistic kids head open in the little village? rumors truth anything???

4/24/2009 09:11:00 PM

wow, sounds like you just cant wait to rip on a copper.... nice. (sarcasim)

4/25/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy your retirement Captain Farrell it was a pleasure and an honor to work for you. You are one of the bosses that will truly be missed.

4/25/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the CTA team is in the station processing 2 juvies who jumped the turnstyle it leaves plenty of opportunity for robbery.

Got to get those end of the month points in.

4/25/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

"....now he rides an ass...."

As a person who has ridden many an ass, I will not allow myself to be baited in such a gauche manner.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

4/25/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks John Farrell your kindness has truely been appreciated. But, who am I going to give candy to now...Good Luck and God Bless, Enjoy!

4/25/2009 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are ready for 2016? if the public only knew!

4/25/2009 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Federal judge Joan Lefkow, a police hating liberal political hack, thinks its just fine to use a dead cop killers testimony against police officers on trial. And get this, this slobbering piece of shit will even allow an "actor" to read the killers lines as the cop killer, Andrew Wilson, is unavailable because he is burning in hell.

4/25/2009 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CTA just can't do it right. They spent $112 Million for all those long flexible buses and now it looks like they're all going to be early retired due to breakage and the fact they were not made properly in the 1st place.

4/25/2009 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You coppers may like Paul Kersey. We armed citizens like Bernie Goetz. He is the real deal.

4/24/2009 10:22:00 PM

Didn't Goetz get caught and serve time? My moneys still on Death Wish. But, yeah, kudos to Bernie anyway. Stay safe, civilian.

4/25/2009 03:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so are we gonna ignore the report of some cop splittin an autistic kids head open in the little village? rumors truth anything???

4/24/2009 09:11:00 PM
Here's the truth and not a rumor.............YOU ARE A TROLL. And yes we are goin to ignore it cause its a load of bullshit.......now move along you ass!

4/25/2009 03:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wrote "Does anyone else remember an officer trying to do his job on a bus only to wind up on the news for talking harshly to some drunken bum?"

Does anyone else remember an officer trying to do his job on a bus only to wind up killed in the line of duty? RIP Rick

4/25/2009 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Does anyone else remember an officer trying to do his job on a bus only to wind up on the news for talking harshly to some drunken bum????????????

4/24/2009 09:54:00 PM


I remember some officer trying to do his job on a bus only to get a bullet in his face last summer.

4/25/2009 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who ever said Colt mustang .380 for the wife, go back to the drawing board...total crap made by Colt years ago, barrel bushing and frame will crack with any practice at all....Baretta Tomcat .32 frame cracks as well...look at a hammerless airweight or airlite .38 if you are serious about this....My plan is to pretend to be asleep, and then zap the shit out of ghetto-head with a stungun, at the first sign of a hand reaching in my in my pocket !

4/25/2009 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think that the two punks that jump the turnstyle aren't going to seize an opportunity to grab someones stuff while their passing from car to car on the train. Its a legit arrest, not everything can be a robbery arrest, sometimes the key is to take the players off the train and see your robbery rate decrease. But I'm sure you can do better, just show us please.

4/25/2009 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Federal judge Joan Lefkow, a police hating liberal political hack, thinks its just fine to use a dead cop killers testimony against police officers on trial. And get this, this slobbering piece of shit will even allow an "actor" to read the killers lines as the cop killer, Andrew Wilson, is unavailable because he is burning in hell.

4/25/2009 01:12:00 AM

Lefkow, or "Looney Lefkow" as she is called by friend and foe alike, is one of the best exaples of why we need some reform in the judicial system.

Judges who are mentaly impaired, judges on power trips, judges with aggendas or judges who are just plain incompetent are sitting on the bench making decisions based on their insane personal demons. They don't follow the letter of the law and there is no recourse.

The entire judicial system is out of whack and TORT REFORM is needed. We also need a system in place to clear out the judges who are not worthy to be there. Clearly the voting nonsense does not work.

Spare me the "she had this resonal tragedy". Her Police protection was used to run errands. Her husband was an ambulance chaser and that stinks of conflict of interest.

4/25/2009 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye commander of mass transit

4/25/2009 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

westside, inside do-nothing said...
Time and a half on CTA will bring out all the old useless hacks and the dog asses that don't work. Just give us assholes that actually work it our four days a month back.

4/24/2009 09:23:00 PM


You are paid whether you work or not, kid! One day your aggressive tactics will be caught on video and you will enjoy the attention from channel 5 and utube. Learn the hard way, hair gel. The veterans learn how to work the system, pay the bills and keep their job. Leave the glory to rick flair and JFED pet unit, MSF.

4/25/2009 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

westside, inside do-nothing said...
Time and a half on CTA will bring out all the old useless hacks and the dog asses that don't work. Just give us assholes that actually work it our four days a month back.

4/24/2009 09:23:00 PM

********************************

That's right, it will. And count me in!!! Pay your fuckin' dues, kid, and wait your turn like we all have had to do to get the chance to make the extra money. Seniority is one of the few things they can't take from us (yet).

It's punk-ass, self-entitled crybabies like yourself that have ruined this job. Now shut the fuck up, and check the Officer Deployment screen in about 15 more years...that's IF the system's not down for the count.

4/24/2009 10:39:00 PM

Your right the punk ass college cry babies, fucked up this job! Look at obama now we 1 day a month the 35 babies were not happy! Now it goes from 23 years to 22 to get a day they still will not get it!

4/25/2009 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can anyone leave me info as to where I can purchase myself a CHALKIE t shirt?

4/25/2009 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The price of parking is outrageous so more people are taking public transportation. More people for the miscreants to prey on and we all know that those assigned to Public Trans don't do shit. Had a kid get his phone jacked as he was stepping on the bus. Dude bum rushed him from behind. Two public trans guys were sitting in their little office while this happened. USELESS!!!
It is just going to mean more bus checks for us that's all. Yep that makes a difference.

4/25/2009 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone else see the relation between free rides for seniors and crime increase? Young thugs looking for victims have been provided with new victims.

4/25/2009 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
westside, inside do-nothing said...
Time and a half on CTA will bring out all the old useless hacks and the dog asses that don't work. Just give us assholes that actually work it our four days a month back.

4/24/2009 09:23:00 PM


You are paid whether you work or not, kid! One day your aggressive tactics will be caught on video and you will enjoy the attention from channel 5 and utube. Learn the hard way, hair gel. The veterans learn how to work the system, pay the bills and keep their job. Leave the glory to rick flair and JFED pet unit, MSF.

4/25/2009 09:14:00 AM

I agree vet,also i am in KMA 25+ years. I pay the bills,stay out of shit,work special 4 days a month and both kids in college,few cr's why? Because I am a DOGASS union local 6 7/8 I am done the 1st and 16Th. Hairgels keep working,like like for that goofy sgt in msf who wants "warrants" so he can inventory and get all the court time for doing nothing,as you idiots risk your careers for? See you at your fundraisers "hairgel"! College what college?

4/25/2009 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought huberman solved all crime problems on the CTA when he ran it. I hear he will solve all problems in the CPS when he runs it, or did Arne Duncan do such a great job that there is nothing to fix?
I can't figure out all the smart people the mayor hires.

4/25/2009 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

B.Goetz was aquitted of 5 counts of attempted murder,if memory serves me right.

4/25/2009 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I almost want to say it's mostly these damn 12-17 yr old kids that know they can get away with just about anything.

4/26/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These people board the trains and comb the cars looking to see 'who' is on them, how many people, etc.

Off-Duty CPD working Special Enjoyment caught one of these guys tonight as he went from train car to train car looking for a victim....only to find that he had a pistol in his waistband. Maybe he'll enjoy some shithouse time and the CTA and it's users will be just a little safer thanks to the CPD.

4/26/2009 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Concealed carry!!

4/26/2009 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of those victims last year was my daughter. She lost her I-Pod to a Thug on the the El who tried to make a pass at her. When she showed no interest, he pried it out of her hands and ran off with it.

One thing that helped, and this is a strong hint for other parents, is that her music player device/I-Pod was not her cell phone. The fact that her cell phone was a seperate device meant that she could still call for help.

Stay safe and thanks to the 11th District crew who helped her out.

4/26/2009 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
These people board the trains and comb the cars looking to see 'who' is on them, how many people, etc.

Off-Duty CPD working Special Enjoyment caught one of these guys tonight as he went from train car to train car looking for a victim....only to find that he had a pistol in his waistband. Maybe he'll enjoy some shithouse time and the CTA and it's users will be just a little safer thanks to the CPD.

4/26/2009 01:37:00 AM

Great arrest! There are so many predators on the trains but we have no police! msf tru and hero leos bullshit geu are overstaffed! Cut the bullshit j-fed put everyone back in patrol!

4/26/2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not really off-topic at all:

From the Associated Press reporting from Somalia:

"What the pirates didn't expect was that, in the darkness, the crew would fire back"

Illinois/ Chicago lawmakers could learn something from that news item.

4/26/2009 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 4/25/2009 08:37:00 AM

Hope not----Commander G's a good guy

4/26/2009 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

I'm near the Blue Line, but rarely ride it downtown, because of the thugs and the constant slowzones.
If I'm downtown (which is rare), it's in the daytime.

None of the remaining stores interest me. Almost anything on State St. and Michigan Ave. can be found online and in suburbia. The city, 1% restaurant tax (in the area bounded by North, 35th, Halsted and Lake Shore) and county taxes make dining downtown prohibitive. Chicago will soon be a sister city to New Orleans.

4/28/2009 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sgt oz 5th watch for supt

4/28/2009 04:14:00 PM  

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