Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Streak Ends

You never talk to the pitcher when they are in the groove. And although it doesn't really matter to anyone reading here, it involved every single one of you in some small way.

For the first twelve days of June, we never dipped below 10,000 visitors a day, including weekends. That is unprecedented in our four years of existence - 152,000 people in 12 days.

So once again, we thank you, the readers, the visitors, the lurkers and the contributors. You are why we do this and you are why we continue to do what we do. Maybe the fight isn't lost. Maybe the history isn't written in stone. Maybe we aren't screaming into the void as it has seemed recently. Time will tell.

Insignificant. And getting more insignificant every single day.



Anonymous BreathUnderWater said...

The feeling of screaming for help while drowning on a deserted island has driven more than one police officer to drink and then some. SCC, For listening and validating that what I'm thinking isn't crazy. That what THEY are doing or saying is crazy and illegal. Thank you.

6/14/2009 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was raised in Shitcago, but left it almost 40 years ago. But what happens there still affects me, as I still work in that shithole and still live in Crook County. Plus, I am a former (long, long ago) St. Sabina's altar boy. Monsignior McMahon must be spinning in his frigging grave, given what Fuckwad Pfleger has been up to. I have 2 sons who are cops, and I check your site every day because my boys don't/won't tell me what's really going on out there. I guess they are concerned about the old man's ticker (young fellows; I worry about my liver, myself). God bless you and all the other coppers. I can't see so good no more, but I do have a .223-.357-.38-.45 at your service any time the need arises.

Be well!

6/14/2009 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What you are doing is a great service to all who work on the Department and the Citizens of Chicago. I'm glad you are doing what you do. The information needs to be out there in a fee society. Keep up the great work.

6/14/2009 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, congratulations on your accomplishments. back in the days of George Washington, there was no "mainstream media," just bunches of little leaflets and small papers talking politics without guidance from the advertising department. "mainstream media" became a means for reaching the most people to make the most advertising dollars. journalism and the free reporting of different ideas is a tradition your blog pursues. The first amendment is for people like you. continued good luck

6/14/2009 02:33:00 AM  
Blogger 12GA. said...

Congratulations SCC,

You attract a following because you tell it like it is. (No wonder you haven't been merit-promoted 3 times yet.)

6/14/2009 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading this blog every day to see what kind of stunts are elected crooks are pulling. Even though I'm not a po, I'am a city working who has to put up with the day to day nonsense. Keep up the good work.

6/14/2009 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for all that you do!

6/14/2009 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for being there with the truth.

Oh, yeah. Go fuck yourself Daley.

Mike Masters.

6/14/2009 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/14/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for being insignificant

6/14/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While SCC deserves all the credit in the world for having the guts and the knowledge to put this blog up for all of us to use, the real thanks should go out to the rank and file of Chicago's Finest!

Each day lately we hear something bad that a copper did and the press makes a big issue out of it. Yes, Cops are human and they do make mistakes. Why is that so shocking? Mayor Daley and his family have robbed this city blind of over 20 years and the press is just now STARTING to look at it.

To the men and women of the Chicago Police Department: THANK YOU FOR BEING THEIR FOR US. YOU ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Just a citizen

6/14/2009 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Hey if I wanted tall tales and unadulterated bull, I'd won't have cancelled my subscription years ago to the local newspapers, or I could listen to a Shortshanks press conference...
But I like the good, the bad and the ugly just like it is...
of course you need the right amount of typical blue sarcasm..

You do a great job thanks...
Like I said, it’s better then any shrinks therapy...

6/14/2009 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cancelled my Trib subscription last year. I start my day with SCC and Chicago Breaking News. That's it. I don't trust the rest of them. Keep up the hard work and good journalism, SCC...what do your friends call you? S?

6/14/2009 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT If you read the trib today, they have an article about falsifying attendance records at the school. If the media years ago would have beleived us instaed of castigating us, a lot more of Orr H.S. students would be serving prison sentences. And we would not have been subjects of false lawsuits.

6/14/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baby, you're the best.

C. Simon

6/14/2009 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The complete screwing up of the Chicaqgo PD, and the Illinois State Police, is due to the constant liberal Democrat meddling into these once fine law enforcement agencies. Will some honest politician, [if there is one anywhere around here] present a bill to the State Legislature, making it a crime to meddle into the affairs of law enforcement agencies for strictly political purposes, and rewarding of pay to play individuals employed by them, with promotions, nice positions, perks, etc? Make it a crime for politicians to meddle into law enforcement agencies business, theres enough inter-department backstabbing going on already. Remove all politically connected allowances for promotion positions, go by performance on job only. This way, the people who pay our salaries, the taxpayers, will truely get the best qualified individuals for leadership positions within law enforcement organizations, not politically connected buffoons.

6/14/2009 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I can just imagine the time spent keeping the website updated and probably going through numerous comments on a daily basis. As a citizen and CPD supporter I am very grateful for your time and effort in keeping us all informed. Just have to say (from a song) "you're like a drug that's haunting me" and have to log in daily to get the news in this city and state told as it should be...accurately. Keep up the great work!

6/14/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Monsignor McMahon I knew was pastor at Little Flower. What a reverend he was - monsignor and a lawyer to boot! He pushed education, education, education to the families with large numbers of kids (5 was small - 12 and 13 were not rare,)built a grammar school and a high school and every parish family was expected to pay one way or another(money or you worked the bingo - kids or no kids). So many of us were first generation college graduates because of his push. Appreciate him more now than then - he was not warm and fuzzy.

6/14/2009 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rush Limbaugh describes his talk radio program as: 'Show prep for the the MSM (mainstream media)'

Noting the increasing frequency of information original to this blog appearing in local newspapers, I am begining to think of SCC as: 'show prep for the Chicago media'

6/14/2009 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I was raised in Shitcago, but left it almost 40 years ago. But what happens there still affects me, as I still work in that shithole and still live in Crook
............................................. Concern yourself with your own local politics.
Oak Lawn for example, you talk about nepotism and favoritism and connections and corruption. That city board is impossible to fight against.
If they deem your house to be torn down they will do it. Then they say the lot is too small to rebuild. But wee will buy it from you for pennies on the dollar. Next thing you know some connected contractor is building a McMansion on it.

6/14/2009 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC what you really need is .......... more cow bells.

6/14/2009 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for everything! The bosses keep on asking "who is scc"? Ok sorry SCC blgmaster the answer is, the 10,000+ coppers you continue to screw over every single day, with the extremely bad management! Now you have it!

6/14/2009 04:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless SCC !!

It is refreshing to find a place that really tells it like it is. It's also refreshing because you point out where the "Stink of Corruption" eminates from.

Contrary to what that corrupt alderman of the past said "Chicago Ain't Ready for REFORM", the truth is that we are long overdue to rid our goverment of the vermin that is currently in power.

One term max for Mayor, Alderman, County Board President, etc, etc, etc. End the Corrupt Dynasty's NOW.

Thanks SCC for a step in the right direction.

6/14/2009 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you SCC. At times i get agravated by all the whining from my fellow coppers, but when I want to know the "real scoop" I turn to you. I have seen comments that have been completely wrong and off base, but never a thread. You do your research, which is why i keep coming back. I also believe that you are making a big impact on our city's political disatisfaction. keep you and your staff annonymous, for our own good.

6/14/2009 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many repeats ?

6/14/2009 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is popular because it contains a lot of thoughtful topics. There is some very funny humor at times and it is a good sounding board. Plus it is a good source of info first hand, not filtered for us citizens who hear the BS from the media, Daley, Heard and MIKE MASTERS. Anyone know, is MIKE MASTERS related to Allen Masters, the infamous DEAD IN PRISON lawyer who was involved in the death of his wife (in the Sanitary Canal in Willow Springs) in the 80's? There is some conflicting information and I'm wondering if anyone knows? From not a cop, rather a citizen who is inclined to wonder about MIKE MASTERS.

6/14/2009 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody said "no one reads the blog...". Yeah J-Fed, no one.

6/14/2009 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats SCC from your brothers and sisters in the burbs.

6/14/2009 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/14/2009 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSC is the best blog on the Internet! Thank you SSC for all the time you spend updating this great blog, and keeping us informed of what is happening in Crook Chicago and Crook County.

God Bless SSC and CPD!

6/15/2009 04:58:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Your blog is phenomenal. Keep up the good work, SCC.

Congrats. You've earned it a zillion times over.

And thank you for the entertainment. :)

You all please be safe out there.

6/16/2009 11:49:00 PM  

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