Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Verified

Via PDT messages:
  • I got a message via PDT today, as did my whole zone, that the Director of the Department of Revenue has issued a memo stating that ALL police cars, marked and unmarked, will be issued parking citations if parked illegally. No matter if they are on an assignment or not, unless they have the blue lights and/or sirens on they will be ticketed.

    This is not the stupidest thing I have ever heard on this department but it sure is close. Now we are at war with Department of Revenue. OK, they get stopped for going three miles over the limit, obstruction of traffic etc. fuck this shit. This is Daley, you can bet on it.
This is ridiculous and someone downtown or at FOP better put a stop to it. Because somebodies feeling are going to get hurt and then a bunch of Revenue people will end up in jail and the Inspector General will have his hands full.

UPDATE: More verification:
  • Unit from 001 gets of the air after narrowly avoiding a parking ticket from a bike unit from the Department Of Revenue. 001 units states on the air that he has been warned by a man from the Department of Revenue that he has been told to ticket all "M" plated cars that are parked illegally. Only those that have there lights activated (that are illegally parked" will be given a pass. At that point 190 gets on the air asking for a repeat of that message... Message is repeated, and before 190 can respond Car 100 gets on the air asking for WHO gave that order. Car 100 then orders all units to continue with status quo until he can confirm that validity of the memo.

    Turns out that the Asst-Director of the Department of Revenue has issued a memo that states ALL cars even those bearing an "M" plate that are illegally parked will be issued a parking citations (in retailiation to the Channel 2 story regarding the CTA's vehicles???).

    Somebody got on the air stating that 5 city vehicles on Lake Street across from the Thompson center. I went there, and am able to verify that 5 unmarked vehicles were indeed ticketed. 2 State of Illinois unmarked cars with State of Illinois plates, and 3 Cook County unmarked Police cars all had Tickets hanging on them.
And so Rome continues to burn while the civil authority crumbles.

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174 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

True! SCC! They bring the war to us we return with more than these idiots bargained for! Bring it on bea hickey the bitch in charge of revene! Hey bea is ronnie callicaro your guy still carrying a handgun?

5/19/2009 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is ridiculous and someone downtown or at FOP better put a stop to it."

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WHY???

The city is made up of a bunch of MORONS.

let 'em write a million tickets. Unless they try to force you to pay them.. the FOP should not give a shit.

5/19/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This definitely needs to be addressed by the FOP.

5/19/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was downtown today all these TMAs directing traffic from deep inside the sidewalk on the corner chatting it up with other TMAs. Then after rush hour was over i saw the TMAs on the prowl ticketing the working man making deliveries in the downtown area. What a joke this city has become.

5/19/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bea Reyna-Hickey
Director of Revenue

5/19/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and we don't think that we CAN WIN this battle ? the TMA people think that they are "emergency" personnel. NOOOOO Police and Fire are "emergency "personnel. let's see if the TMA and Dept. of Rev. play by the same rules and make the driver of the vehicle that was ticketed and/or towed pay the fine.

5/19/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just like when they said they were towing police cars, which is right around the same time I stopped writing tickets and haven't written one since.

5/19/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Fuk 'em! said...

When you see a Dept of Revenue van.... Fuckin' hammer them! one of those "ticket writers" J-walks, Fuckin' hammer them! Spits... you get the idea.

5/19/2009 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They want to play this game then it is time to ticket everybody. Fire Trucks, newspaper trucks, any M plate that is not the police, alderman, church courtesy parking... Screw them all They dont want to start a war with us.

5/19/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was said on Citywide 2 at the beginning of 3rd watch that cars in 001 had already been ticketed.

5/19/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, squad....I'm driving around the blocks looking for a parking place. Please tell the victim(s) to wait.....
I'll get there when I can....does anybody have change for the meter?

5/19/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will only have to take a couple a more punches mamm...let me park first!

5/19/2009 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might buy the idea that an on duty cop might be called out on an emergency, so I could see this for on duty patrol vehicles, but when the car is basically being used as a bus, I see no reason why the driver should get a pass to park illegally.

Or am I completely misunderstanding the situation?

5/18/2009 05:09:00 PM
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Yes, you are completely misunderstanding the situation.

We are on duty. We leave a 911 job at 12:25 and race down to traffic court, park the squad, race down to the check-in room and hope to sign in before 1:00pm, or we get gigged for being late. We leave traffic court at maybe 2:30 and are expected to be back on the street in our district taking calls half an hour later.

OR, we can leave our 'real' work at eleven, get on a bus to the el (remember, there's no legal parking around most el stations, due to permit parking and normal congestion, so we can't park there, either), then hop the el, walk to court, do the reverse after court... and basically blow five hours, rather than two.

Happy to waste your time and mine, Mr. Civilian. No problem.

5/19/2009 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous and someone downtown or at FOP better put a stop to it. Because somebodies feeling are going to get hurt and then a bunch of Revenue people will end up in jail and the Inspector General will have his hands full.

(((((((((((((((((((((( * ))))))))))))))))))))

Shortshanks will love that. Coppers will end up with CR's and give up suspension days like crazy, thereby easing the budget deficit.

5/19/2009 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight if you are on a job in 001 or 018 your supposed to find a legal spot, possibly 5 or 6 blocks away and walk? Isn't there an ordinance allowing you to park illegally in the performance of duty?

5/19/2009 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fine. Circle the block until u find legal parking. Ofcourse this will only bother the taxpaying citz of the more conjested North Side.

5/19/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work in 019, where there is a Dept of Revenue building and lot). If this starts, you can bet that EVERY one of their trucks on the 2700 block of N Ashland Av will be written evry chance.

Fuck the Midget,
Fuck the Cro-Magnon,
Fuck the Aldertheives,

5/19/2009 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, ok...slow down a second. Think this through. DOR can try to hammer us, we can hammer DOR. Then the TMA's and S&S can throw their hats into the ring. At the end of the day you have all of these departments fighting each other and Daley sits back laughing and collecting all of the revenue. In addition, we're pissed at each other and not focusing our anger on him. See this for what it is. Play the game, turn on your lights, don't write any tickets and we'll see how quickly this new attack loses its steam. Know your enemy. Be smarter than the enemy.

5/19/2009 01:17:00 AM  
Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

Well...as the old saying goes... what goes around comes around.

Time to write tickets on every Dept. of Revenue vehicle you see. And maybe travel the areas around where the Dept. of Revenue pulls out of and make sure their private vehicles are parked correctly and their vehicles have no traffic infractions such as broken tail lights or cracked windshields and write their personal cars too.

5/19/2009 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true the "Back to the Streets" officers that will be in the Districts, marked car, uniform, radio... will not have to answer radio calls or write reports? And if they have an on-view job, they are to call for another car to handle the assignment?

5/19/2009 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody have a list of the people we are at war with? I lost my scorecard in between innings on a hotdog & beer run.

5/19/2009 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This doesn't mean they're gonna do it!

5/19/2009 01:46:00 AM  
Blogger TWENTY and OUT said...

A few days ago I called it......Daley is a genius. He starts a war between Dept of Revenue and Police....They ticket us....we ticket them....who loses? ALL OF US! Why? BACAUSE THE FUCKING CITY WILL TAKE THEIR MONEY RIGHT OUT OF OUR PAYCHECKS!!!
Guess what, Daley just found a way to make more of us generate revenue for the city.

5/19/2009 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave your lights on at every job you go too,then, Sorry squad can't make that next job, I'm dead in the water and need to order R-service. See how long this crap lasts.

5/19/2009 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On midnights run with lights and sirens, especially near the aldercreatures house.

5/19/2009 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work downtown. Where the hell am I gonna park!?!?

5/19/2009 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city, this department is a complete and total joke !
I'm to the point where i just couldn't care any less.
Why would anyone, without clout and young enough to put in 20 elsewhere stay ?

5/19/2009 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Department of Revenue has a convicted felon,Ronnie C,who is allowed by Mayor Daley,to carry a gun.John Kass has written several columns about this.Ronnie C is from the Bridgeport neighborhood and alledgedly associated with the Mafia.

5/19/2009 03:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I'll park 4 blocks away from my lunch location (legal) and then walk the 4 blocks to the location, sit and eat after waiting for the order and then walk a hole whoppn' 4 blocks back to my car :::: all because the dumbass public wants me to park legal for my 1/2 hour lunch. My 1/2 hour lunch that turned into 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hour lunch due to the stupid ass no parking for cpd rule. GFY!!!!

5/19/2009 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous 007 midnites said...

Have no problem parking 1 block away from a 1A domestic call and walking back. My problem is what's more important:police service or illegal parking? We all know where our mayor stands: you want police service, you will wait. But if you dare try to provide service, I, Rich Daley, will ticket you to make money. I don't care that you were beaten, the police can't just park.

Way to go mayor, another way to steal money and still fuck the public

5/19/2009 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! No problem, I'll just leave my lights AND SIRENS on full blast everywhere I stop! That, and hold myself down looking for legal parking at all my hot jobs.

They're gonna have to garnish my wages to get that money if the meter-whores have the nerve to write me on duty.

5/19/2009 04:31:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

"Now we are at war with Department of Revenue. OK, they get stopped for going three miles over the limit, obstruction of traffic etc. fuck this shit. This is Daley, you can bet on it."
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Ace Reporter Phil Schitz sources confirm your suspicions about Daley. He was very upset with the City Hall protest-and scared by it. It's the first time in years police officers displayed any type of unity.

Daley is using the usual divide and conquer bullshit. Instead of police versus Daley, it's police versus Dept. of Revenue.

You got hand it to Mayor Daley, he's a scheming, vindictive little shit.

5/19/2009 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be serious, the only people to get hurt will be the police. Everything bad has the ominous "Police" tag line. Try getting a cr number on another city employee.
The teachers don't get investigated for living outside the city, my mistake, they have a union. Oops sorry about the rant.

5/19/2009 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has serious officer safety implications. Let's say you're responding to a burglary-in progress or robbery in-progress at 2230 hrs. You'll no longer be able to roll in "blacked out". That, or you'll have to park around the corner in order to leave your blue lights on...

rb

5/19/2009 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the citizen asks "What took you so long??", be sure to tell them that your search for legal parking was the direct cause of the delay for their Priority 2 or Priority 3 job. If they don't like it, have them call the mayor's office.

rb

5/19/2009 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attention 019th District officers: There is a Department of Revenue facility in 019 at Diversey and Ashland, Southeast corner off the alley. Department of Revenue employees work out of there.

Make sure they are all legally parked all around that facility.

And go inside the lot too, we have the authority to go inside the lot and look for license violations, expired plates, missing plates, no city stickers etc. Be aware of the video surveillance at all the facilities.

Then there is the Department of Revenue location at 2550 W Addison. The employees park on the sides and in back of that building, make sure they all are properly licensed and legally parked.

And officers, be sure to park legally when you go to jobs but do not let this nonsense put a police officer's safety in jeopardy.

Let's see if Department of Revenue employees will be ordered to pay their parking tickets like they are threatening to do to police officers.

It goes without saying that all moving traffic laws ought to be strictly enforced on those white vehicles bearing the imprint of Department of Revenue.

Citizens ought to get a kick out of this, City Departments busy giving each other tickets, the citizens will get a bit of a break for a change perhaps.

There are other Department of Revenue facilities at 4770 South Kedzie and at 2006 East 95th Street. We need strict enforcement around those facilities also. And don't forget 400 W. Superior and 121 North LaSalle. Strict enforcement.

And a pizza and a case of beer to the officer who first hammers the car of Bea Reyna-Hickey, Director of the Department of Revenue, whose memo ordered the ticketing of on duty marked and unmarked squad cars.

And reporters, pleas get a quote from Ms. Bea Reyna-Hickey as to why she would issue the edict to issue parking tickets city-wide to all marked and unmarked police cars and be sure to ask her if the orders for this came from the 5th floor of City Hall.

Let the games begin.

5/19/2009 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't get your panties in a bunch. First off, when was the last time you saw a DOR employee or even a truck anywhere where you work. Unless you work days in 018 and 001 you will never, ever see one. Two, if you go to a call and you are afraid of getting a ticket, leave your blues on. Pretty simple. If, by now, you don't know how to use the system to your advantage, then you aren't much of a copper. Is it a stupid move by DOR, yes. Is it earth shattering and going to cause the vast majority of use any grief? No. There are a few things I am sure of: most people hate the police because of the media, Daley and the Demo-rats are going to tax us into oblivion, and the city will always cry poor at contract time. Suck it up and deal with it. This too shall pass.

5/19/2009 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why stop with the REVENUE Department. Lets ticket the Red light Camera Vans, JC Decaux Bus stop shelter Vans, the New Parking meter Vans also. From now on I will completely blcok the street and leave the lights on. SCREW DALEY.

5/19/2009 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time I get assigned a call of "Person Shot", I'll make sure to circle the block looking for a nice legal spot.

5/19/2009 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh well, I guess I will have to find a legal parking spot for every job I go to. It may take me a half hour just to find a spot. Just following orders, that is why it took me so long to respond to my job boss.

5/19/2009 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Badge 714 said...

Ticket Blitz!
ALL cars parked illegally should be ticketed. Aldercreatures and their staff first. No more courtesy parking for anyone. News vans too. Sundays are easy pickings around churches. Everyone gets a ticket for blocking the street. The WC will have to deal with angry Revs, the clouted and the media. This crap will stop

5/19/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO FND A LEGAL SPACE BEFORE YOU GO TO YOUR JOB MIGHT TAKE #) MIN BUT HEY TELL DISPATCH THAT IS WHAT THE MAYOR DALEY WANTS!!! FOP STAND UP ALDERMEN STAND UP THIS IS A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE!! ENOUGH OF STUPIDITY!!!-SEMPER FI

5/19/2009 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Box Chevy Phantom said...

OK...

deep breath everyone. this dept. of revenue vs. patrol division monkey-shit has been pulled before... unless someone can lay hands on the actual memo all that will happen is a low level revenu'er will wear the hairshirt for this. the ones who pushed this will hide their hands, look at the birds flying by and whistle a ditty of denial.

any supervisor who threatens a policeman with sanction over this foolishness IS A COWARD!

IF any policeman has been made to pay a ticket for this or threatened with discipline because of this, should grieve it immediately.


in the meantime, if the powers that be are seeking to stroke policemen who are still going to traffic court i propose the following remedy especially for those working 2nd watch...

don't drive the dept. vehicle... inform the w/c you're taking the el and have a unit drop you off. (get an evt# for an el check for shits & giggles, uhh... "activity")

take your radio & a spare battery... you don't want to be "out there" with no life line.

we all know cta has sterling on time performance (just ask l'il ronnie, uhh... oh, he's the zoo-keeper, uh... head of cps now but shortshanks sleeps well at night), so have a slip in your pocket because you WILL be at least 30 to 60 minutes or more into the next tour when you take the el back then ride the bus to the district to check off. (get that bus check too!)

oh, ticketing dor vehicles for EVERYTHING and locking up reven'ers when they get stupid is a bonus. just be polite & professional while doing it. hopefully some dor heavy will get caught in the switches. then they'll call off this current spate of nonsense...

"pea soup green box chevy wit' one white-wall tire, 4 different hubcaps for $5 from maxwell st. and clear plastic taped over da back window... y'all ain't no poleece!"

5/19/2009 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

end the insanity now

5/19/2009 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's fine. Every cop downtown must take pictures of the mayor's detail parked illegally all over the loop, then write tix and give copies to the media to make sure they are paid if not have the head revenue fired for playing favorites.

5/19/2009 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the answer is when you roll up to a hot call, take your time and find a legal parking space.

5/19/2009 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be the worse mistake they ever make.they will get no play.

5/19/2009 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no problem with this. I'll look for legal parking on every job. No problem at all. The good citizens just need to be more patient if they want the police to show up.

This is the will of shortshanks, and therefor the will of his sheeple. Who am I to question this well thought out directive? I'll look for legal parking on every assignment and if I must park "illegally", as the police on a police call, I'll leave the lights on to drain the battery. With the in-car camera, computer and lights on, that shouldn't be a problem.

Then I'll put myself out of service and wait for the repair man to show up. Note to self - bring reading material for the R-man waiting periods. It all makes perfect sense. Go with the program. We don't have to "depolice". The city will take care of that for us.

Follow all rules to the letter. It should be the funniest thing we've seen in a very long time. You know, I can't wait to get to work and spend all that time looking for legal parking.

Now who do I send the bill to when I feed the meters after parking the squad car? Does the watch commander hand out rolls of quarters? The city counsel should address this issue. I'll need at least three or four rolls of quarters to make it through a shift.

These idiots are even funnier than the hood rats.

5/19/2009 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone better explain to the aldermenses that it will take extra long for us to respond the hundreds of Domestic Battery's that happen everyday because we have to secure legal parking first.

5/19/2009 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the meter maids are going to love giving a squad car a ticket.

5/19/2009 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's very simple just leave your lights on EVERY job,then stay down for 3hrs waiting for the R man to give you a jump.

5/19/2009 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this will never happen any one of those assholes who tickets a police car will be given a book of movers a night...

5/19/2009 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess you'll have to drive around on jobs to find a legal parking spot.

5/19/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i received one of those tickets on duty in an unmarked vehicle while i was at a dept building that i was ordered to be at.

5/19/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fine keep a copy of the memo, find legal parking when responding to jobs. If you are written up there is your excuse, you were only following the memo as not to break the law.

5/19/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now a simple call is going to turn out to be a 10-1 because you had to leave your frickin lights on and the whole neighborhood knows your there....WTF

5/19/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this have something to do with the Pam Zekman story of illegally parked CTA vehicles with "M" plates last week?


Officers PLEASE PLEASE write all media vehicles.

5/19/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if it means u get to your job later than anticipated make sure to cya by getting on the air and stating it will take me a while squad I need to secure legal parking while the complainant is getting killed.

5/19/2009 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will start looking for their cars being double parked/obstruction of traffic and the proper tickets will be issued accordingly.

5/19/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when you jump out on a few morons hanging out on the street and one of them takes off, you have to make sure to turn the lights on before chasing them on foot?

When a search warrant is executed, all the cars have to pull up with their lights on?

The examples could go on and on and on..............Fuck them.

5/19/2009 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DO NOTHING!! PERIOD AND THEY WONDER WHY MORALE IS LOW! GOD HELP THE CITIZENS OR SHOULD I SAY VOTERS!REMEMBER DALEY IS BEHIND THIS< IT IS ALL ABOUT $$$$$$$$-SEMPER FI

5/19/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2009 a year of results. My morale is way up.

5/19/2009 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a copy of this and keep it. When you are driving around districts that have impossible parking such as 001, 023, 020, 024 etc. and some broad is getting tuned up by her ole man; give her a copy of it with the VIN telling her that you would have been there before she got the black eye, but you were looking for a legal parking spot.

The same applies when the tune up turns into a homicide, give the homicide victim's family a copy of the VIN with the edict from the DOR. Have a nice day. :)

5/19/2009 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well this is really going to improve morale.

Jody, are you going to do anything?

5/19/2009 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Then I'll put myself out of service and wait for the repair man to show up. Note to self - bring reading material for the R-man waiting periods. It all makes perfect sense. Go with the program. We don't have to "depolice". The city will take care of that for us."

You couldn't have said it any clearer, brother officer. All any of us who work the streets has to do is follow each poorly thought out directive forwarded to the troops, TO THE LETTER. I think the phrase "beyond stupid" has been posted here numerous times. Those two words are accurate descriptions of what has become the new CPD under the current administration.

5/19/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember knights in blue the masters you serve are worse than the criminals you fight.

5/19/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to make sure my lights are on, but I'm also going to make sure to park in the middle of the street to royally fuck up traffic. Everyone should do the same. Cubs game? Block Clark, Addison, on a suspicious person.

Sox game? Sit right in the middle of 35th street or block the ramp off 35th street on the illegal vendors scalping tix.

5/19/2009 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's pissing me off is seeing these Revenue vans up here in nice neighborhoods, like Forest Glen, driving up and down looking for someone WHO WOULD PAY THE FINES to ticket. They're afraid to go in the ghetto, they get their asses shot off and they know it. So they target the white taxpayers. Show no mercy, boys.

5/19/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bea Reyna-Hickey is there because she's hispanic and female. No other reason; she's certainly not qualified for this or any other job. HDO in action.

5/19/2009 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a great idea, lets ask for courtesy parking wherever we are and the first on that gets a ticket...it will be open season on all the churchs and school events. And in 021, Furama Restaurant/Banquet Hall calls and gets courtesy parking every Friday and Saturday, why? because their lot only hods about 20 cars and you need more than that for weddings and events....Chinese know how to play the game!

5/19/2009 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh goody. Police cars all over the city with their lights on -turning all the streetlights red and causing absolute gridlock.

I think just one organized day of that...during rush hour... and you'll see the DOR memo retracted.

5/19/2009 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
...and we don't think that we CAN WIN this battle ? the TMA people think that they are "emergency" personnel. NOOOOO Police and Fire are "emergency "personnel. let's see if the TMA and Dept. of Rev. play by the same rules and make the driver of the vehicle that was ticketed and/or towed pay the fine.

5/19/2009 12:26:00 AM

I am not cpd,but have been ticketed by these goofs unjustly,if any coppers in 008 have time drive to 55th and kilpatrick,and go north to dead end on 54 and kilpatrick,look at all the illegally parked tma cars,tinted windows,improper plates and parked under the no parking zones! Thank you in advance!

5/19/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
That's fine. Every cop downtown must take pictures of the mayor's detail parked illegally all over the loop, then write tix and give copies to the media to make sure they are paid if not have the head revenue fired for playing favorites.

5/19/2009 07:11:00 AM

That is a great idea always 3+ cars, and M8800 the mayors "limo" watch around city hall the cars are there along with go over to randolph the treasurers m plate car is there all day! Then look on lasalle across from city hall eddie burkes m plate!

5/19/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so they are hitting the state and county guys too? Im sure this wont help us when dealing with them. Most people assume parking tickets are written by coppers, outside of this dept VERY FEW are aware of the dept of revenue. Thats ok, I WILL TICKET AND TOW any revenue truck illegally parked. And half the shit working for that dept probably do not have legit Drivers licenses anyway

5/19/2009 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody take a break....if you get a ticket just throw it away.

5/19/2009 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take the survey. J-Fed wants to know how you feel about him let him know.

5/19/2009 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is going to hurt the tact teams and dics wo get to eat anywere they want usually good places like in 18 -

5/19/2009 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this job. Now I get to drain the battery on every hot call and waste time looking for free legal parking on all the other calls. I mean, I'm not going to pay for parking a squad car. It's bad enough I use my cell phone for work without being compensated for it.

These dumb asses are the best! I can't wait to start practicing this new policy! Thanks J-Fed! I was starting to feel the effects of low morale. This is the best boost to morale that anyone could have come up with. I really can't wait to get back to work now. This is going to kick ass!

5/19/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a concerned citizen who truly does appreciate the police and what they do for the city, the strings being pulled by Daley have gone from sad/comical to down-right dangerous as a public policy measure. Hopefully voters will wise up.
As a loop office drone who detests TMA and their lackadaisical approach to anything they do and air of superiority for god knows what reason, I would delighted to see the boys in blue ticket the hell of these assholes.
Stay safe out there and no that some of the citizens of this good city do have your back.

5/19/2009 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turana Cocran-Persona
Deputy Director; Street Operations

5/19/2009 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watch out juana mendez will get. metermaid hates the police and writes em. she's gotten into with many police and has written them squads and personel cars

5/19/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of this shit meens anything until we see it in the co book. Then we start the war.

Start writing cta buses. Per their contract drivers don't pay the tix, THE CITY DOES. That's why they don't care about blowing the red lights with cameras.
Ha Ha We can hammer the city!

5/19/2009 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's that fuckin' morale survey link NOW.

5/19/2009 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok bring it!next Dept revenue guy that I see riding a bike on the side walk which is violation of city ord for people over 12 gets long formed!!!!!! Revenue is pounding the shit out of G ridge and M greenwood. Let see their trucksparked illegally all the time we can play that game also!

5/19/2009 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous PEA at 2735 N Ashland said...

Anonymous said...

this will never happen any one of those assholes who tickets a police car will be given a book of movers a night...

5/19/2009 07:50:00 AM

Right....never happen


I am the PEA that was in 12th district last week.

I ticketed the M and U plates around Clark and Lake.

Am I proud of it? No.

Is there a Muni code that protects CPD marked? No.

Do I drive? Fuck no.

And to tell you what I did yesterday:

3 Marked state troopers in a Bus stop (no lights or siren) and a sheriff.
1 Unmarked in the No Park/Tow Zone Turn lane on Lake @ Clark.
1 Marked State Fire Marshal that was Parked in the "Police Cars Only" Lane on Lake at Clark.
1 streets and San Vehicle on a expired meter.
1 district Fire Chief vehicle for Rush Hour around 560 W. Lake
1 NBC Van in a Tow Zone near Maggianos (or how ever you spell it) on Clark near Fado's.
1 ABC Van at 150 N May, 6' tall within 20 feet of a Crosswalk.

And under direct orders last Friday...I cited 2 Marked CPD vehicles for being illegally parked in a turn lane.


Now...........the good news.

It came down last night at the end of the shift.

Marked CPD Squads are not at risk now.........Someone called our Deputy Director and Director and convinced them that having PEA's writing Mark Chicago Police cars was a bad idea.


Read that line again...

MARKED POLICE CARS ONLY are getting the pass.

5/19/2009 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now here is a question.
The veicles the TMA use have blue lights.
They are not emergency vehicles, so why do they have anything other them amber light as prescribed by state law?
Any traffic guy out there can answer this?

5/19/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a perfect time for an exempt WITH A BRAIN OR BALLS to stand up and say something.

Kudos to car 100.

5/19/2009 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only write parkers on DOR vehicles, hammer them with MOVERS because when they go to court after the first time, they might think twice about writing another parker.

My favorite pimp ticket is no turn signal 100 ft of a turn, no one does it.

5/19/2009 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly does the think tank do? Ahhhh, obviously none of then has ever been in a squad car. This is way beyond stupid. Hammer them all.

5/19/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And let's not forget to ANOV any dept. of revenue person who rides their bike against the flow of traffic which is in violation of the law. To anybody who works in 001, park your car at every call with LIGHTS AND SIRENS blarring. Every car in 001 with the sirens on especially around city hall should get noticed.

5/19/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, ok...slow down a second. Think this through. DOR can try to hammer us, we can hammer DOR. Then the TMA's and S&S can throw their hats into the ring. At the end of the day you have all of these departments fighting each other and Daley sits back laughing and collecting all of the revenue. In addition, we're pissed at each other and not focusing our anger on him. See this for what it is. Play the game, turn on your lights, don't write any tickets and we'll see how quickly this new attack loses its steam. Know your enemy. Be smarter than the enemy.

5/19/2009 01:17:00 AM
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TOTALLY agree. All he wants is revenue and he'll be thrilled if we write tickets. ANY tickets.

WRITE REVENUE-PRODUCING TICKETS and you have played into his hand!

5/19/2009 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Department of Revenue has a convicted felon,Ronnie C,who is allowed by Mayor Daley,to carry a gun.John Kass has written several columns about this.Ronnie C is from the Bridgeport neighborhood and alledgedly associated with the Mafia.

5/19/2009 03:37:00 AM

I would love to stop him and lock his felon carrying a gun ass up. Got news for you people, felons in possession of a gun is a FEDERAL CRIME and a city ordinence CANNOT supercede that.

5/19/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beware around Portillos....saw some ticktes there as well....

5/19/2009 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that explains the boot on my squad car when i came outta roll call yesterday.....

5/19/2009 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A number of posts have addressed this but I'll concur that this a plot by the evil midget to divide and conquer.

We haven't been writing tickets so revenues are down. What does the sweaty bastard do? He turns to DOR, S & S, CTA etc. to get him his money. Meanwhile we're all pissing on each others shoes.

Hey SCC, is there any way to reach out to these various departments and let them know ( if they don't already) what dickhead Daley is doing to us.

It's us against him. He can demand all kinds of shit from these departments. We ultimately hold the power. If we don't do it he doesn't get what he wants.

Whether we like each other as departments shouldn't really matter. At the end of the day we're the ones that are asked to and ultimately pay the price. The only ones that will escape all the bullshit are the clouted bosses.

All us working stiffs should be bound together: We have more in common than the kiss asses that have adopted these polices.

Let's try to look at the big picture and stick together in this. If we don't he wind.

Solidarity.

5/19/2009 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T FALL INTO THE TRAP! YOU'RE DOING EXACTLY WHAT IS EXPECTED...DO THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE AND DON'T WRITE ANY TICKETS. THAT WILL HURT EM MORE!!!!!

5/19/2009 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave your lights on at every job you go too,then, Sorry squad can't make that next job, I'm dead in the water and need to order R-service. See how long this crap lasts.

--I will not leave my lights on at every job. I do not need to attract the attention of the "Hood" while I'm on a job. That is a safety issue!

5/19/2009 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just want to do away with patrol cars and give us call box keys.

"Just shtamp your feet whence you get cold, laddie."

5/19/2009 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might buy the idea that an on duty cop might be called out on an emergency, so I could see this for on duty patrol vehicles, but when the car is basically being used as a bus, I see no reason why the driver should get a pass to park illegally.

Or am I completely misunderstanding the situation?

5/18/2009 05:09:00 PM

YES!!! Parking illegaly at lunch or on break is a necessity. remember, AFTER and sometimes DURING lunch stuff happens requiring a quick response. "sorry I was late to your rape ma'am, had to walk 2 blocks to get my car first, but some jagoff parked on my bumper so it took me a while to get out.."
If you want a fast, efficient police force, you have to simply accept the fact that the police will park anywhere that is close to where they are going, be it coffee or a rape. Amazing. We led the country in homicide last year and everyone is worried about police parking.

5/19/2009 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I demand access to 'petty cash' so that I may have a supply of quarters to use to park at my jobs.

Asswipes, the whole lot of them.

5/19/2009 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAIT! Listen to yourselves! We've gone from "no revenue without a contract" to "Ticket everyone." Who do you think likes the sound of that? This is obviously Daley's way of getting the unions to go to war with each other while at the same time creating tons of revenue from people who have no choice but to pay the tickets. Just leave your lights on and they can't do shit. Battery dies, oh well. Don't be a stooge for the machine.

5/19/2009 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Department of Revenue has a convicted felon,Ronnie C,who is allowed by Mayor Daley,to carry a gun.John Kass has written several columns about this.Ronnie C is from the Bridgeport neighborhood and alledgedly associated with the Mafia.

5/19/2009 03:37:00 AM

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What's his last name? Why do people refer to others on this blog w/initials? Just say it please. Not a troll--

5/19/2009 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember,

the DoR bike details routinely bike on the sidewalks which is illegal under city ordinance.

they jaywalk by walking in traffic.

if its war, bring it on. we got more power than them. we da po-leece.

5/19/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this count for firetrucks and ambulances also? What about Garbage Trucks? They block the alley while picking up garbage.

5/19/2009 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TMA's that work downtown park in the 001st District gravel parking lot right? Just roll in there when they are hoofing their way in just to make sure they are all up to date on their license plate, city sticker, etc...Write them the ticket before they even get out of the car!!!

5/19/2009 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous X7 LEO said...

Just a question from an out of state copper. (retired)

Does the state of Illinois not have a section in it's MVC that exempts police vehicles while being operated in connection with official business from parking laws and ordinances?

In my state of Pennsylvania it is almost impossible to cite/tag a police car being parked while on official business. Sure, if it is just a paper job, we try to find a legal spot so the public doesn't complain about our "special" parking spot at the fire hydrant. In any active call though, we can park anywhere we can while we are at the scene. This includes lunch and personal breaks as you need to have your car close. It also allows you to keep an eye on your vehicle and any armament/equipment that you may have in the vehicle.


Traffic laws are also waived while responding to an emergency or pursuit as long as the vehicle is operated in a responsible manner.

State law also prohibits local laws and ordinances that would conflict with state laws regarding traffic or parking.

In my 38 years OTJ, I cannot recall seeing parking tickets on any in service police vehicles except federal gov't cars, as no one ever considered them the police.

5/19/2009 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must mention this program when I fill out the survey regarding my MORALE!

5/19/2009 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooter you do nothing all day in 001 here is your time to shine. Go sign out a ticket book.

5/19/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I work in 019, where there is a Dept of Revenue building and lot). If this starts, you can bet that EVERY one of their trucks on the 2700 block of N Ashland Av will be written evry chance."

"Attention 019th District officers: There is a Department of Revenue facility in 019 at Diversey and Ashland, Southeast corner off the alley. Department of Revenue employees work out of there.

Make sure they are all legally parked all around that facility."


I would highly recommend 019 units nearby here around 5am should just hang out and watch while these Revenue asshats are pulling illigal U-Turns around the planter box/ medians looking for parking on this block. Almost ran into one of these jags the other day. Nothing would make me happier than to see the beautiful blue lights of justice brightening up my morning commute!

5/19/2009 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dept of revenue plate readers double park all the time and and obstruct traffic.

5/19/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember when you get that call at 0400 am to leave your blue lights on even if it wakes everyone up so you dont get that ticket.

5/19/2009 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Spartan said...

I would love to see one of the D.O.R people come to the west side and issue me a parking ticket while I am illegally and unlawfully parked....doing my job...and I bet the citizens would appreciate the "fluorescent vest" -clad victims....Does anyone have any sense in this city?????/

5/19/2009 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't get your panties in a bunch. First off, when was the last time you saw a DOR employee or even a truck anywhere where you work. Unless you work days in 018 and 001 you will never, ever see one. Two, if you go to a call and you are afraid of getting a ticket, leave your blues on. Pretty simple. If, by now, you don't know how to use the system to your advantage, then you aren't much of a copper. Is it a stupid move by DOR, yes. Is it earth shattering and going to cause the vast majority of use any grief? No. There are a few things I am sure of: most people hate the police because of the media, Daley and the Demo-rats are going to tax us into oblivion, and the city will always cry poor at contract time. Suck it up and deal with it. This too shall pass.

5/19/2009 06:28:00 AM

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um on beat 2211 writing city workers

5/19/2009 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fellas, fellas, fellas-- everyone needs to relax-- you are all members of the greatest show on earth. go to roll call, crack a few jokes, get your radios and go get a cup of coffee. chase down some jobs and go for a nice lunch/dinner. chase down some more jobs and go home. SIMPLE-- why get worked up over this revenue dept business-- this will blow over. the only thing that gets me mad is when my time due gets denied-- now that would be a good thread-- how to dick your boss around for denying you time.

5/19/2009 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would Daleys car get a citation??

5/19/2009 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a great solution, if you do get tagged and they try to make you pay, we will all be hitting the medical to get recompensated!

5/19/2009 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I work downtown. Where the hell am I gonna park!?!?

5/19/2009 02:43:00 AM


valet it and send da mayor the bill

5/19/2009 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is futz.

The city administration needs an enema.

Any firefighters read this blog?

I may have need of your expertise with hydrants around City Hall.

I'll lure the Mayor out onto the street with some alleged "federal dollars" and contracts for his son and nephew. Then.......

It ain't gonna be purdy.

5/19/2009 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9-48-010 Authorized emergency vehicles.
(a) The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon return from any fire alarm, may:

(1) Park or stand, irrespective of the provisions of the traffic code;

(2) Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;

(3) Exceed the speed limits so long as he does not endanger life or property;

(4) Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions.

(b) The exemptions herein granted to an authorized emergency vehicle shall apply only (1) when the driver of the vehicle while in motion sounds an audible signal by bell, siren or exhaust whistle as may be reasonably necessary, and the vehicle is displaying an oscillating, rotating or flashing red beam visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of 500 feet of the front of such vehicle or (2) when the authorized emergency vehicle is operated as a police vehicle and such vehicle is displaying an oscillating, rotating or flashing blue beam.

(c) The foregoing provisions shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons, nor shall such provisions protect the driver from the consequences of reckless disregard of others.

So keep your lights on.

5/19/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous a sergeant said...

HERE IS THE FIX !!!!!!!


Leave ALL your lights on !!!!!

Emergency Lights

Headlights with flashers on

Alley Lights

Spotlights

4 Way hazard lights

ALL Inside lights

. . . Then..
take your time on the job and GUESS WHAT??
DEAD FUCKING BATTERY!!

Squad.. Hold me down waiting for R-Service ...
OR for all I care, tow the FUCKING CAR AWAY!

5/19/2009 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the department of revenue employee was obstructing traffic while on his little tricycle. cuff him danno!

5/19/2009 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st and 3rd Watch officers...

Grab as many of the spare cars not being used and drive 'em down to the 1st and 18th districts and dump 'em anywhere.

That will cause a shit storm!!

5/19/2009 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be funny to see all the cars on taylor street with their lights in while at lunch!

5/19/2009 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're making it sound as if they're picking solely on the PD.

Yea, it's stupid and seemingly vindictive, but I'm pretty sure it's a result of the report on one of the channels a few nights ago about all the CTA vehicles illegally parked.

The order that came down was probably a blanket order to hit all municipal vehicles, not just the cops.

The stupidity of the city.

5/19/2009 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a safety issue. You park your squad a block away and the shit hits the fan. You call a 10-1 and the GPS shows your car somewhere else.

5/19/2009 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I picked the perfect year to resign.

5/19/2009 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i will see your orange parker . . . let me raise raise you a white/red hazardous mover.

5/19/2009 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If DOR has a building in your district, make a habit of writing movers right next to their parking lot! I did it with the CTA bus barn years ago (following an incident in which a copper took time for a CTA drivers nonsense) and it was such a great feeling! If they want a war, fine. I will hammer their asses when they get off of work! Not to mention, you write them two and force them to take hours off work to head on down to traffic court and see how they like having to deal with the parking on their own time! Gloves are off! The great thing about a mover is they most likely will get a small fine if even that which means no revenue for the city... just a big waste of their fucking time and lost revenue! Not only in their wages, but lost revenue for the city for every hour or two these assholes are not on the street writing parkers! Ill say it again... WRITE THE DOR ASSHOLES MOVERS UNTIL THEY LEARN THAT WE WILL WIN!!!!

5/19/2009 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Divide and conquer. It works everytime.

5/19/2009 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys, take a deep breath here. Make sure you are parked legally for lunch from now on (which I know sucks) and just be prepared to drop paper if you get ticketed on a 911 call. Don't leave your lights on or you will be ordering R service on top of alerting the offender(s) to your presence. No matter how tempting, don't drive around looking for parking on a priority call, the city will jam you up on that no different then how they jammed the two coppers who were late out of roll call and conducting vehicle inspection from 005 a few years ago for not responding quickly enough to the woman who was murdered by her husband a few years ago. The city has an out, they will say you could have parked with your lights on. Don't start a war with the DOR, my guess is that only a few idiots will attempt this and we will be just making more enemies who will write more tickets. I'm not saying we should back down from a fight, but seriously, I'm sure they know how to make any tickets we write them disappear. In over nine years on this job I know of no one who has been notified to a DOR parking ticket hearing and that is what those workers will request. Why write CFD or S&S, that doesn't make any sense at all. This will blow over in a week or two and city employees fighting amongst each other is only going to make the mayor amused.

5/19/2009 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang on, let's see if they ticket the presidential motorcade at the Kluzewski building next time Barry's in town. If not, we'll know the fix is in against cops and cta.

5/19/2009 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life is terrible since I lost my "coutesy" spot at US Cellular Field. What the fuck am I going to do? Ticket every news van and dept of revenue van I see. Even Daley's car might get written. Fuck it.

5/19/2009 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A semi from a pharmaceutical company was observed outside city hall delivering 5 gallon buckets of Preparation H. they were being taken to the 5th floor with hand trucks.

Must be a really big ASSHOLE there !


Oh yes, I forgot ! Isn't that where shortshanks has his office ???? He's certainly the biggest ASSHOLE anyone has ever seen !!!!!!!!!!!

5/19/2009 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st and 3rd Watch officers...

Grab as many of the spare cars not being used and drive 'em down to the 1st and 18th districts and dump 'em anywhere.

That will cause a shit storm!!

5/19/2009 01:27:00 PM


Um... you must work inside or be a boss or something... there ARE NO SPARE CARS

5/19/2009 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh goody. Police cars all over the city with their lights on -turning all the streetlights red and causing absolute gridlock.

I think just one organized day of that...during rush hour... and you'll see the DOR memo retracted.

5/19/2009 09:12:00 AM

we dont have red light sensors

5/19/2009 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, squad....I'm driving around the blocks looking for a parking place. Please tell the victim(s) to wait.....
I'll get there when I can....does anybody have change for the meter?

5/19/2009 12:38:00 AM

EXACTLY! Fucking ridiculous.

5/19/2009 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight if you are on a job in 001 or 018 your supposed to find a legal spot, possibly 5 or 6 blocks away and walk? Isn't there an ordinance allowing you to park illegally in the performance of duty?

5/19/2009 12:51:00 AM

Up until this idiotic idea it wasn't necessary to have an ordinance to address such unbelievable stupidity.

Same as there is nothing to prevent CONVICTED FELONS from holding office. At some earlier point in time, it was inconceivable that a convicted felon would have the audacity to even RUN for office and even more remote was that they would WIN an election.

Someone with common sense please stand up.

5/19/2009 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one said we were gonna write all the M plates. we're just gonna write DoR vans/trucks.

especially the higher ups at DoR.

5/19/2009 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
fellas, fellas, fellas-- everyone needs to relax-- you are all members of the greatest show on earth. go to roll call, crack a few jokes, get your radios and go get a cup of coffee. chase down some jobs and go for a nice lunch/dinner. chase down some more jobs and go home. SIMPLE-- why get worked up over this revenue dept business-- this will blow over. the only thing that gets me mad is when my time due gets denied-- now that would be a good thread-- how to dick your boss around for denying you time.

5/19/2009 12:40:00
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Totally agree with this guy!

WOW are we SOFT!

Boys and Girls Moms and Dads all these other posts of rantings and ravings.....ITS OBVIOUS HOW MANY PATROL/BEAT CAR GUYS ....BELIEVE EVERYTHING THEY READ OR HEAR!!!

You all hate the media and say you don't believe all you read and hear but YOU ALL are just like the goofy public yourselves.....RELAX!

Wait until its FOR REAL ...BEAT CAR guys...you'll give yourselves a coronary arrest or stroke with all the shit you guys WORRY about!

PANIC STRICKEN MOFO's....

When we start getting ZAPPED with HAVING to pay for the TICKETS .....THEN start the FREAK OUTS...Yes this has been said and tried and FAILED before.....

WOW....act lkike you guys got some time on...IF you want to write a media vehicle GO AHEAD....or a REVEREND or PAM ZEKMAN GO AHEAD!

Just chill out until it actually becomes ......REAL!!!!!

Quit acting like BITCHES ..think first !

019 Old Timer

5/19/2009 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just want to do away with patrol cars and give us call box keys.

"Just shtamp your feet whence you get cold, laddie."

5/19/2009 11:13:00 AM

What was yer name before ya changed it?

5/19/2009 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave your lights on at every job you go too,then, Sorry squad can't make that next job, I'm dead in the water and need to order R-service. See how long this crap lasts.

--I will not leave my lights on at every job. I do not need to attract the attention of the "Hood" while I'm on a job. That is a safety issue!

5/19/2009 11:04:00 AM
Do u honestly think they r in the hood writing tickets?

5/19/2009 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we will be in a world of shit with the so called leaders we have in this city when the RADICAL MUSLIMS pay chicago a visit!

5/19/2009 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watch out juana mendez will get. metermaid hates the police and writes em. she's gotten into with many police and has written them squads and personel cars

5/19/2009 09:55:00 AM

Who wrote this? A 3 year old?! Try writing a complete sentence next time.

5/19/2009 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Don't get your panties in a bunch. First off, when was the last time you saw a DOR employee or even a truck anywhere where you work. Unless you work days in 018 and 001 you will never, ever see one. Two, if you go to a call and you are afraid of getting a ticket, leave your blues on. Pretty simple. If, by now, you don't know how to use the system to your advantage, then you aren't much of a copper. Is it a stupid move by DOR, yes. Is it earth shattering and going to cause the vast majority of use any grief? No. There are a few things I am sure of: most people hate the police because of the media, Daley and the Demo-rats are going to tax us into oblivion, and the city will always cry poor at contract time. Suck it up and deal with it. This too shall pass.
5/19/2009 06:28:00 AM
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5/19/2009 12:37:00 PM
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Seen them on bikes on Bt. 812/811 week of 10 May 09.

5/19/2009 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is everyone getting so worked up over this nonsense? If one of these assholes tickets your squad car take the ticket, tear it up, and throw it in the trash. Who's it going to come back to? The city of Shitcago. Even if they do go through all the trouble to track down who was in control of the vehicle at the time of the ticket you could just say you never saw a ticket and you don't recall being illegally parked at said location. Or maybe you were on a job in that vicinity (offical police business). This shit is so dumb it's not even worth talking about. By the way, my morale is climbing by the minute and I bet yours is too!

5/19/2009 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous 19 David said...

Please, lord, baby Jesus. Give me the strength to not go off on one of these $9 an hour patronage parker writers.

To any of you non-po-po parker writers, call your boss for help the next time some good citizen wants to make a POINT with you. I will be busy looking for legal parking!

5/19/2009 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE / VIOLATION NOTICES 05/19/09

The Lodge has received numerous telephone inquiries about the Department of Revenue implementing a new policy where both marked and unmarked police units would be ticketed if illegally parked, even if responding to emergency situations.

The Lodge made several inquires to the Department and the Department of Revenue. Both have assured the Lodge that this is simply a rumor that took on a life of its own. The current policies that are in effect have not changed.

5/19/2009 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget to hit them for tinted windows while you're at it. Tinted windows are a menace to society and must be stopped!!!!

5/19/2009 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was today a Holiday for the Department of Revenue/Parking Enforcement a.k.a. meter maids??

Didnt see 1 D.O.R. vehicle in the 001st today. Guess they were afraid to show there vehicles or faces.

Was stopped by 2 S/S tow truck drivers who are able to monitor Zone 4 asking what the Hell was going on. Wanting to make sure CPD was aware it wasnt them cause they NEED us. He also verified seeing the ticketed vehicles on Lake.

Question here...Ive seen D.O.R. on bikes riding against traffic i.e. N/B on Wabash or N/B on Wells. Those riders can be A.N.O.V.'d correct?? Bicyclists can be cited same as a car I believe.

The first shot has been fired at out State and County brothers. We have to defend them cause declaring war on our family is totally unacceptable.

Wonder why FOP hasnt said anything? Again the silence from the leadership of our fraternal organization is deafening.

5/19/2009 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why stop with the REVENUE Department. Lets ticket the Red light Camera Vans, JC Decaux Bus stop shelter Vans, the New Parking meter Vans also. SCREW DALEY.

5/19/2009 06:36:00 AM
Have gotten LAZ 3 times now.
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You will find TMA's cars in the gravel lot on Clark. Plate Covers, No City Stickers, Expired Plates, No attached front plate. Its all there. My favorites are the Handicapped plaquards(sp) on the track star TMA's.

Talk about police haters....Some not all.

5/19/2009 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Guess what, Daley just found a way to make more of us generate revenue for the city.

5/19/2009 01:49:00 AM"


Actually, if we fall for it, it would more accurately be called a selective rebating/recycling of the tax revenues used to pay us.

As in a fluid reduction in the budgetary 'shortfall'.

What the midget king gives with one hand, he tries to take back with the other.

5/19/2009 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TMA's on bikes???!? Hmmm so we can cite them when they're riding on the sidewalk? Blowing a stop sign?

5/19/2009 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'll fire up the old Camcorder and make some movies of the TMA gals yucking it up in bunches while the heavy Loop traffic bunches up even more right in front of them. Then I'll show the even Longer traffic backupos as they try to do their traffic directing with negative results, screwing up the traffic even more than if they weren't there at all. After all, it's just a political - hack position, of course they don't need to know what they are doing. Then, I'll send the video to Americas Funniest Videos, because the liberal do-gooders in the news media here will failto do their jobs and report government waste in this manner..

5/19/2009 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If U write a P-ticket, can you use the State charge, so the City doesn't get the revenue money???

5/19/2009 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leave your emergency lights on.. When done with your lunch, personal, etc; if the battery is dead, just sit around there for another hour or 2 and enjoy the nice weather, have another coffee, read the paper, etc. "R" service will be right there, 10-4???

5/19/2009 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Now here is a question.
The veicles the TMA use have blue lights.
They are not emergency vehicles, so why do they have anything other them amber light as prescribed by state law?
Any traffic guy out there can answer this?

5/19/2009 10:14:00 AM

They are in violation. Write them, just like the Euro cars with the blue lights on the hood.

Stay safe
151

5/19/2009 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We, the officers of the CPD, are not De-Policing the CPD, the City Politicians are the ones
De-Policing the CPD. This is obvious to anyone with a brain in their head.

5/19/2009 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TMA Vehicles are not allowed to respond to emergency situations and should not have blue or red emergency lights, they are only for Police-Fire /vehicles. They are to display amber lights only, and should be ticketed even if they have the Police of fire lights, eve3n if they are not being used.. Also, the tire threads on many of those vehicles looks awfully thin, and some of those vehicles really don't signal turns within the lawfully required distance before turning. Some also don't pull over and stop immediately when an emergency vehicle is coming. Some also don't park legally and block traffic..

5/19/2009 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous PEA @ 95th street said...

Anonymous said...

You're making it sound as if they're picking solely on the PD.

Yea, it's stupid and seemingly vindictive, but I'm pretty sure it's a result of the report on one of the channels a few nights ago about all the CTA vehicles illegally parked.

The order that came down was probably a blanket order to hit all municipal vehicles, not just the cops.

The stupidity of the city.

5/19/2009 01:57:00 PM

correct....blanket memo covering All M plates.

Here it is:

From: Turranna Cuchran-Persons
To: PEA Field Supervisor 1
Date: 5/14/2009 @ 5:24:01pm
Subject: Enforcement Reminders

M-Plate vehicles:

Enforcement of M-Plate vehicles is required of all Parking Enforcement Staff. Discretion is necessary when obvious emerency situations or investigations are being conducted. Enforcement of illegally parked vehicles is the responsibility of Parking Enforcement staff.

5/19/2009 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Department of Revenue has a convicted felon,Ronnie C,who is allowed by Mayor Daley,to carry a gun.John Kass has written several columns about this.Ronnie C is from the Bridgeport neighborhood and alledgedly associated with the Mafia.

5/19/2009 03:37:00 AM

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What's his last name? Why do people refer to others on this blog w/initials? Just say it please. Not a troll--

5/19/2009 11:43:00 AM

Ron Calicchio

5/19/2009 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let see who else can get ticketed for illegally parking?
1. All the parents and school bus vehicles that park in violation of no parking signs posted surrounding the school.
2. CFD vehicles
3. Cook County Sheriff vehicles
4. State Police Vehicles
5. US Post Office vehicles, who park illegally all the time to deliver the mail
6. Com Ed, AT&T,People Gas, who all park illegally while do repairs
7. CTA, and that's all their vehicles
8. UPS, Fed Ex, all the beer and potato chip delivery trucks, all who park illegally while making their deliveries
9. All City of Chicago vehicles that park illegally while performing their duties
10. Finally my favorite, Church goers on the West and South Side on Sundays or during a funeral.
If the Police can get a ticket while on duty, then all these vehicles are fair game and common sense is out the door!!!!!

5/19/2009 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't get your panties in a bunch. First off, when was the last time you saw a DOR employee or even a truck anywhere where you work. Unless you work days in 018 and 001 you will never, ever see one.


In 019, in Lakeview, up and down the bars on Clark, Lincoln, Halsted...they have a facility on Ashland south of Diversey.

5/20/2009 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st and 3rd Watch officers...

Grab as many of the spare cars not being used and drive 'em down to the 1st and 18th districts and dump 'em anywhere.

That will cause a shit storm!!

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Um... you must work inside or be a boss or something... there ARE NO SPARE CARS
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THERE ARE cars that only the straight day assholes use (CAPS, front office bimbos etc.. )
DUMP 'EM in front of Daley's fuckin' house!!!!!!!!

5/20/2009 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F.Y.I. anyone who resides in G Ridge west of Central ... these little Dpt of Rev jagoffs ARE on bikes and in their PRIVATE cars sneaking around after 0700hrs looking for and writing the WORKING class. As far as I'm concerned ... the fucking war IS on - no breaks for any of them. Make sure your cars are free of any violations, as they are getting pimpy. My neighbor - a fellow cop - was written a ticket for "residential parking permit 7am to 5pm". The fucking ticket has a time on it of 0635hrs! and it was parked on his side drive (15ft from the street)! Again ... "war is hell"! Hammer them!

5/20/2009 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really need to get this off my chest. I am not a Police Officer, nor have any family members who wear the Badge as proudly as all of you do. I happen to work near the 1st District, and this morning, after reading all of the b.s. going on with ticketing Police cars, walked through the area that these T.M.A.'s (Total Moronic Assholes) park in. I can tell you I have seen the following infractions: (and again, I'm not the Police) expired license plates, clear, smoked and dark license plate covers, expired license plates (one expired in Feb!), dark tinted windows, 2 cracked windshields, 4 had no front license plate and 3 had expired temporary plates! So ... it's ok for them to have these infractions, but you - the WORKING Police have to find legal parking. I guess the Commander of the 1st District can't have one of his Desk Dollies walk around and write tickets. I WILL be walking with all of you at your next "Informational Picket"! Please, be safe out there.

5/20/2009 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Park yer crownvic in front of a hydrant or in a bus stop while on lunch, I'm calling the commander every time. You want respect? Show some.

5/20/2009 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5. US Post Office vehicles, who park illegally all the time to deliver the mail
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I think by law the feds can safely ignore any ticket given them by locals.

5/20/2009 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry sbout this bullshit. You get a ticket on the ride, call on the zone or citywide and put your self down on a premise check or some kind of b.s investigation where ever you got the ticket. This would require you to a Sgt your cool with if your out of your assigned area, but it should be covered.

5/20/2009 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why stop with the REVENUE Department. Lets ticket the Red light Camera Vans, JC Decaux Bus stop shelter Vans, the New Parking meter Vans also. SCREW DALEY.

5/19/2009 06:36:00 AM
Have gotten LAZ 3 times now.
__________________________________

You will find TMA's cars in the gravel lot on Clark. Plate Covers, No City Stickers, Expired Plates, No attached front plate. Its all there. My favorites are the Handicapped plaquards(sp) on the track star TMA's.

Talk about police haters....Some not all.

5/19/2009 06:17:00 PM

TMZ also parks vans at 1700 N Bosworth. All the employees are from outside Chicago.

What does traffic management goofs actually do ? The traffic light turns green and they blow thier whistle and wave the light wand about 4 feet on the sidewalk. Why not just install a whistle on the lite ? ... lol. I thought they were suppose to continue the FLOW of traffic.
I had one try to stop me when I was rolling down Michhigan Ave plowing snow. Instead of stopping the idiots shopping in a blizzard from crossing in front of me they yelled at me. I think I got the truck up to 40 mph on my next pass and white washed with the impressive rooster tail I had going of slush, water, and snow...LMAO!!!!!!

PLEASE PROTECT US NON-GUN-CASSRYING-OVER TAXED-HELD HOSTAGE-CITY WORKER TARGETS ! ! !

5/20/2009 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous informational excuse-making said...

"I happen to work near the 1st District, and this morning, after reading all of the b.s. going on with ticketing Police cars, walked through the area that these T.M.A.'s (Total Moronic Assholes) park in. I can tell you I have seen the following infractions: (and again, I'm not the Police) expired license plates, clear, smoked and dark license plate covers, expired license plates (one expired in Feb!), dark tinted windows, 2 cracked windshields, 4 had no front license plate and 3 had expired temporary plates! So ... "

... you're not really the police ... but you took your regular morning constitutional through the 001 dist. lot (to keep those bowel movements regular) and found T.M.A. personal vehicles with expired plates ... then you discovered some more expired plates, and then ... found expired temp. plates. You should have gotten out your ball-less point pen and written those mopes, 5/20/2009 09:19:00 AM ... what's your excuse???

5/20/2009 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

As I read these blogs its a shame the city has its departments fighting with one another. As a PEA for DOR majority of our personnel are not going to write CPD unless forced like we have been by upper managent. Remember we work to make a living like u and not start feuds with CPD. So if you are gonna start war with DOR do it with upper management.
Majority of PEA support and defend ur job and the right to park where need be. So hopefully u realize it is not the little guy forcing this issue, its management and Daley

--mad PEA

5/20/2009 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm calling the commander every time. You want respect? Show some.

5/20/2009 10:12:00 AM"


What, to a douchebag like you?

Respect is earned, douchebag, and not by being a douchebag.

Call whoever the fuck you want.

5/20/2009 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are in violation. Write them, just like the Euro cars with the blue lights on the hood.
--------------------------------
This could be fun.

(625 ILCS 5/12‑215) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12‑215)
Sec. 12‑215. Oscillating, rotating or flashing lights on motor vehicles. Except as otherwise provided in this Code:

...

(c) The use of blue oscillating, rotating or flashing lights, whether lighted or unlighted, is prohibited except on:

... (nothing about parking aide vehicles)

(h) Except as provided in subsection (g) above, any person violating the provisions of subsections (a) or (c) of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

5/21/2009 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm calling the commander every time. You want respect? Show some.

By me parking in the illegal spot, it leaves a legal spot open for you mr. citizen, but if you want i'll take the legal spot and you can roll the dice....

5/21/2009 03:08:00 PM  

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