Monday, July 20, 2009

No Take Home Cars?

  • Looking to cut costs at a time the mass-transit agency is strapped for cash, CTA President Richard Rodriguez says he'll take away employees' free take-home cars.

    The agency has been providing 68 employees with "company cars" that they can take home, at no cost to them.

    Those who have been getting the perk include 38 upper-level managers who make more than $100,000 a year.

Only 38 cars? Our Patrol Division probably has twice that. Let's run down a few:
  • 25 District Commanders in case of emergency situations
  • 25 District Tactical Lieutenants in case of an emergency Search Warrant or an emergency Overtime slip has to be signed
  • 5 Deputy Chiefs at the Areas
  • Patrol Group A and B Chiefs
  • Deputy Superintendent
  • and the attached units, like TRU, MSF and others.
And don't even get started on the other bureaus.

Oh the hell with it, let's name some of the other units
  • CAPS Directors, Chiefs and others? CAPS is dead - didn't they get the memo?
  • Management and Labor Affairs Section? What they hell would they need a car for? In case an emergency contract comes up? We haven't had a contract in two years...big emergency that is.
  • Finance Division? Hahahaha
  • Special Events? You're killing us here - aren't special events planned months, even years in advance?
  • IAD Sergeants? Sorry, but there isn't an emergency big enough to waste take home cars on these positions. Same thing for any CO who might have a car - airports, mounted, marine, etc.
Can someone explain why 75 Patrol Division Captains don't have cars and 25 Tact lieutenants do?

No one working at 35th Street should have a take home car unless they're wearing 3 stars or better. Everyone else should have access to a pool of vehicles if they need to conduct official business. Claim mileage and buy gas like the rest of us during these "tough times." Maybe the media could follow a few exempts around and see what "official business" is actually being conducted with these vehicles?

The head of the CTA got front page treatment for cutting 68 cars. We'll bet J-Fed would love to get some big headlines for eliminating 200 take home cars.

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178 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want a car period. Tired of driving in a 150K mile pool car while my neighbor who probably gives outstanding blow jobs gets a take home car (with all new emergency equipment, A/C, seats that you can't see the springs in, and an AM/FM radio) to sit her little 3 year ass in everyday.

7/20/2009 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EXACTLY! Have a pool of cars at all areas and HQ for these bozos to go to get if/when they are needed.

We all know how many of these folks use the gas and company cars for PERSONAL business... picking up their kids from school, shopping, errands etc.

Maybe an investigative reporter should follow a few of these cars around to see what official business they are conducting when they are out and about.

7/20/2009 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live a couple blocks away from Tobias, his car is beautiful, nice and shiny, low profile blue lights all around. Why the hell does that suckhole need a take home car?. Parked in his driveway at 1100 this Monday morning. There are a whole bunch of takehome cars in this neighborhood and it makes me shake my head. I came on this job to put bad guys in jail. Some people came on because they enjoy kissing nasty, hairy sphincters.

7/20/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

only the beautiful people get take home cars. funny thing is that ''they'' feel they re entitled to do so. they are the '' do you know who i am'' crowd.

7/20/2009 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theodore O'Keefe, Marvin Shear, Frank Wilson, Tracey Ladner, Joseph Piffetti, Rachelle Johnston and others, all civilians from HQ BAS and all in below three star positions, all have take home unmarked cars. For what reason? An emergency paper-cut at HQ? Give those cars to us in patrol. We need them.

7/20/2009 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous 016 District Section 8 said...

Amen

7/20/2009 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the Admin Sgt at Area Two DD, he has one too!

7/20/2009 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got to be kidding me! Elminate take home cars for all of those bosses! Why you just don't have any understanding of how important these people are. You don't have any insight into the many emergencies that they respond to. Why, such a comment is un-American. These are bosses! They need these cars because, well, er, eh, they are bosses, big bosses! Didn't you know that?

7/20/2009 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone explain why 75 Patrol Division Captains don't have cars and 25 Tact lieutenants do?
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Really? Why do any of them NEED one?



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7/20/2009 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In cases of emergency...

How often do we have emergencies that require a boss to get up in the middle of the night and drive to a location? What are the street deputies for? Don't the WCs and LTs come to a scene while they're on duty?

Anyone given a take home car probably makes enough to afford to drive their own cars to an emergency... what is that, once a year? It's funny how the bosses and the mayor are the first to lecture us about teamwork, sacrifice and cutting back in these tough times.

Let's see... I'm on your team, but you're not on mine. I have to sacrifice sleep, time with my family, take unpaid days off, get denied overtime, drive my own car and pay for gas that's far above the national average because of socialist democRATs. GFY

7/20/2009 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dog handlers and SWAT guys are the only people without at least three stars who should get take home cars.

Perhaps there are others, but start from there.

I might be willing to offer some others a take home bicycle if they can pass the "bicycle power test".

7/20/2009 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SERIOUSLY? 200?

Hell, throw some white paint and blue lights on dem suckers and put em out as beat cars!



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7/20/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

take away the cars and there'll be absolutely no incentive to be an exempt.

7/20/2009 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed, like was does frankie wilson, head of police finance have a brand new police spec crown vic, with all the lights and sirens? what kind of emergency can that goof respond to? What about all the covert new rental take home cars? How many do we have? Fuck it the dc does not need a take home car, if there is an emergency a beat car could whisk them to the incident! Take away all the cars! Take away also burkes cars and 7 D-3 paid bodyguards, take away the city tresuers 2 new cars and her fleet of D-3 bodyguards, at least the city clerk has a car but got rid of his valet bodyguard detail!

7/20/2009 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps J-Pud can show his solidarity with his officers here also by giving up his Suburbans!

7/20/2009 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Airports LOL, the girl at midway just got a brand new camry, with lights and sirens as a take home car the question is WHY? More of our money wasted!!

7/20/2009 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Logic? Why the hell would they use THAT to solve our problems?!

7/20/2009 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone explain why 75 Patrol Division Captains don't have cars and 25 Tact lieutenants do?
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Because tact is soooo fuggen cool dude.

7/20/2009 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But...it's "the Chicago Way"!

7/20/2009 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take home cars should only g to those who need to respond to an emergency. Having a take home vehicle for a round trip, to work and back home, is borderline criminal missuse of taxpayers money for vehicles and gas.

Only for emergency responce !

7/20/2009 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Special K ride the segway home too?

7/20/2009 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Tired & Broke. said...

O.T.: Let us form a group to picket the mayor's home like those poor folks that want housing.

We want our $$$ and contract NOW.

FOP cannot do it, FOP plays by the rules set, the mayor does not. But a guy like W.H/603 could get a couple of hundred coppers to do it. Wayne knows how to get attention.

Thank you SCC.

7/20/2009 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest waste of take home car is the asset forfieture unit, in the event they would be called out at night, put those loafers on three shifts per day.

7/20/2009 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous bright red 1958 plymouth fury said...

Maybe the media could follow a few exempts around and see what "official business" is actually being conducted with these vehicles?

If the media whores need any insight into past best practices, send 'em up to Jefferson Park. I'll give them an education from a repentant and value-minded former/current captain's perspective. Phat Phil and אלעזר kick ass.

7/20/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only hope and pray that some ballsy reporter picks up on this is isn't to much of a pussy to verify and report those numbers. They should also look at Richie's crew of "security officers" and see all of the dollars this city does not have being wasted away.

7/20/2009 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

be careful SCC

you might have touched a nerve, take away their cars.

can you imagine some gold star having to pay for gas :)

hell, they cant even pump their own free gas. they have to get one of their lackeys to fill the tank, since fleet went self serve.

7/20/2009 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do people who work in the DOC or court section need a take home?

7/20/2009 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the people at 35th ST should work watches and have day off groups like real police officers too...

7/20/2009 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy answer: If anyone is really so important and supposedly on call for emergencies, let them take home MARKED cars.

They would be able to respond faster in a MARKED vehicle and by the way, be available for endless "handwavers" to provide police service.

And of course it would automatically cut down on their off duty use.

7/20/2009 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This department is a joke!! Word has it that 022's Tact Lt is getting dumped, due to low numbers, etc. The numbers are low because per an e-mail from 35th St., tact WILL have a car detailed to Racine Courts (rowhouses) and Church St.(shit block)for the entire day and night tours! These tact cars, when they want lunch or a personal must have another tact car relieve them. The kicker is Jimmy Jackson has a personal interest in this because of family, property in this area. Amazing how you can hold a guy responsible for low activity, but yet because of your ridiculous edict, dump him using activity as an excuse. Now, like or hate the Lt, this is a complete jagoff move. And those thinking presence in the west end will increase, guess again. Most of the tact Officers live in 022 and do try to keep an eye on the neighborhood, but start with the "numbers" game and you can kiss that goodbye. I know a few tact guys in 022 and have seen the email stating the cars will be detailed to these 2 areas. This job is going down the tubes in a hurry.

I/F

7/20/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-pud, J-fed, J-puke, J-aded, J-ackass doesn't have the fucking balls to take the take home cars away.

Mr. Big Body Builder hasn't got a sack. If he even wanted to make an attempt to get on the PO's good side, he would take the cars away. But he won't and he doesn't care about the police. Dickhead is all about himself. WHEN WILL THE BALLLESS MEDIA ACTUALLY START REPORTING ON SHIT THAT HAPPENES HERE!!!!

Fuck this department!!!

7/20/2009 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

END THE F This BS This IS WHY IM PAYING TAXES???????

7/20/2009 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed would love any POSITIVE press he wouldn't have to go out and shuck for himself (or have Jackie Heard or Masters hustle up for him!).

SCC, you also failed to mention that EXCELLENT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION exists around headquarters. Two 'El' lines are well within walking distance, the red and green lines, not to mention various bus routes, all that run very well during 2nd and
3rd watch headquarters work schedules.
Now, to borrow a commonly used phrase from a certain fake republican Scum-Times political hack gossip columnist...

"There ya go!"

7/20/2009 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the lieutenants in the Detective Division. Why would an SVU lieutenant need a take home car. The violent crimes lieutenants are always on call and show up for every police shooting and most murders. But RBT & SVU, give me a break? They wouldn't even know what to do in a police shooting.

7/20/2009 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, what abouot my cushy lil gig being one of da Mayor's guys from the 11th ward. We get cars cuz we need 'em. If some ting would happen to da boss, I gotta rush in to fill out da slip at D-tree pay. Use my own gas, and not from da public coffers. You's must be nutz!

7/20/2009 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does Ray Ray Hamilton have a take home car????

7/20/2009 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only people who should have take home vehicles are officers assigned to SWAT.

No one else.

No, not you either!

7/20/2009 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not what you do/are expected to do, it's what did you do to become a Daley Crime Family Insider !

Waste is the name of the game in Chicago/Illinois Goverment.

It's about time some taught these theiving snakes that they work for us.

Is there an honest politician in this City who would take on the job of Mayor & try to begin to straighten out the mess that 20 yrs of Daley incurred ????

Dick Daley before Daley Dick's You !!!!!!!!!!!

Someone also needs to free the press from the paranoid midgets reign of controlling the press. We need reporters & journalists to tell the truth.

The Third Reich's reign didn't last as long as Chuckies has !!!!! Our Daley Newspapers must start telling the truth so they can become our Daily Newspapers again.

DROP DEAD SHORTSHANKS, YOU CHICKENS##T DICTATOR. We long to read your obit.

7/20/2009 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

75 captains?? Get real. We have only one captain in our district. Other two retired and haven't been replaced... in a long time. This seems to be common across the city.

But even worse yet is that we operate with usually only one sgt on the street the whole tour and often times not even a desk sgt. Usually an "acting" one. Called for a taser the other day and not one sgt on the street b/c our only one started at a later time. Had jobs (i.e. po involved crash, person calling for sgt etc.) that needed a sgt on scene but none in the field at all in our district. Getting kind of ridiculous.
And its not the sgt's fault b/c they are getting their comp time denied more than us. Get rid of some of these stupid units and make another class or something already.

7/20/2009 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Administrative sgts with a take home car? Look at Homan Square with sgts and cars. Next, check out the personnel investigators? We stopped hiring last year. What do they investigate? Let the inspectors audit the use of cars. If they are not used for a emergency in a few months then remove the car. Where is Chuck Goudie and Pam Zekman when we need them? Sit at 35th street or Homan square. You would be shocked. CTA has the right idea.

7/20/2009 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IAD Sergeants? Sorry, but there isn't an emergency big enough to waste take home cars

really?? cause we never step in shit?

7/20/2009 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the city were serious about saving money, Daley would take away EVERYONE'S take-home cars!

7/20/2009 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mgmt & Labor affairs should not have take home cars! What a big joke! There Lieutenant K.G. aka "Buddy-Lee" has a take home car. For what purpose? Spending 7 of 8 hours playing Solitaire at your desk and taking a 1 hour lunch is not worthy of a take home car...

7/20/2009 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WONDER WHAT THE PERCENTAGE OF THOSE WHO CAN TAKE A CAR HOME HAVE BEEN MERITORIOUSLY MADE THERE WHOLE CAREER, WHEN U GET DOWN TO IT, ITS JUST "CLOUT", THE SAME AS ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT. ANOTHER DEPARTMENT RUN WITH MADE MORONS, AFRAID TO RATTLE THE BOAT CAUSE IT WILL COST THEM THERE POSITION.






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7/20/2009 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps exempts can justify their cars but how about OCD? The PO's and Sgts. in OCD certainly do not need take home confidential cars.

7/20/2009 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great comparison, SCC

It's amazing how Tact LTs, have take home cars, and all of these other clout babies have take home cars as well as other department members who clearly dont need take home cars have them
Jody needs to step up and do take the initiative and take some of these take home cars away, and put those cars in patrol where they are needed.
Daley, is always complaining that the city is broke well here is a way of saving money.

7/20/2009 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget each Det. Lt. gets a take home car. There is no need for a Lt. for SVU or RBT. Everything gets run through the Commander. The Sgt. is the watch commander. The Sgt's notify the Lt. and the Commander. So much for the chain of command.

7/20/2009 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When was the last time any of the below were called out in a emergency?

Academy
Auditing
Accountability
CAPS
Courts
E&RPS
Equipt. & Supply
Finance Div.
Ident. Sec.
Information Sers.
Medical Sec.
Mounted (take the horse)
Neighborhood Relations
Personnel Div.
Records Div.
R&D

7/20/2009 03:28:00 PM  
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7/20/2009 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding!!!!!

7/20/2009 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O yeah, expose the fat cats working the sweet headquarters spots, yes with such an enormous fleet of take home cars that get about 400 assigned/or reserved parking spots while the real police get ticketed if forced to park illegally when reporting to buiding while most of those very special parking spaces are empty about 18 out of 24hrs....ah take the cars mayor don't steal our long overdue retro paycks! lol patrol sgt soon to retire thank God.

7/20/2009 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get 'em a bus pass.

7/20/2009 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone explain why 75 Patrol Division Captains don't have cars and 25 Tact lieutenants do?
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I've never seen the 3x merit W/C go out without a Sgt or Lt with him TO TELL HIM WHAT TO DO. He just has them chauffeur him around, except occassionally when he's running his personal errands.

The tact Lts are just clouted goofs, for the most part, anyway. No surprise that THEY are taken care of.

66

7/20/2009 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I THINK THAT OUTFIT GUY RUNNING THIS CITY IS A BIKE NUT. GIVE THEM ALL BIKES.

7/20/2009 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on the guy in charge of the cars, D/S O'Keefe, a civilian, definantly needs a take home car!! You never know when he will get a call late at night and blue light it to the mayor's house in order to kiss his ass ass. No one in the Adminstration, Proffesinal Services or the Sup's office should have a take home car. All others should be given to the option to lease a city car. This is the SOP with other city agencies. With the lease they employee pays for the car, gas and insurenace. Right there we saved the city a few million dollars.

Hey Stup Wies!!! Why dont you lead by example and be the first to give up the take home car!!! Cant afford a lease with that $310,000 contract?????

7/20/2009 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut up. Everybody that has a car deserves it.!!!!!!

7/20/2009 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the directors man Hurbie in forensic services, a patrolman, he takes one home. Maybe there could be a laser call in or something that needs done at time and a half on his steady sat and sun day off group

7/20/2009 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can somebody please tell us why the CROSSING GUARD SUPERVISORS are allowed to drive a MARKED SQUAD when there arent any pool cars available in A/4 to replace downed rapid response cars. What would 1108 do without her Marked Squad car to do her personal banking and ignore traffic control signals? Rumor has it 1408 has pulled over vehicles and scolded them over traffic violations. Funny I dont remember 1408 being a "sworn Police Officer" with "powers of arrest". These fools do not need Marked Vehicles to check on the crossing guards. An unmarked will do fine for their purpose or lack there of.

Wake up Zekman and Goudie!!!!!!!!!
Follow them around and see what they do to earn their big salary.

7/20/2009 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This department is a joke!! Word has it that 022's Tact Lt is getting dumped, due to low numbers, etc. The numbers are low because per an e-mail from 35th St., tact WILL have a car detailed to Racine Courts (rowhouses) and Church St.(shit block)for the entire day and night tours! These tact cars, when they want lunch or a personal must have another tact car relieve them. The kicker is Jimmy Jackson has a personal interest in this because of family, property in this area. Amazing how you can hold a guy responsible for low activity, but yet because of your ridiculous edict, dump him using activity as an excuse. Now, like or hate the Lt, this is a complete jagoff move. And those thinking presence in the west end will increase, guess again. Most of the tact Officers live in 022 and do try to keep an eye on the neighborhood, but start with the "numbers" game and you can kiss that goodbye. I know a few tact guys in 022 and have seen the email stating the cars will be detailed to these 2 areas. This job is going down the tubes in a hurry
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yes this is true--3rd watch tact is sitting on these details until 0130 or 0200. then beat 2211 gets assigned to or volunteers for one of these details.

7/20/2009 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/20/2009 01:12:00 PM


You really don't know what your are talking about...

7/20/2009 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the Commander of I.S.D. Unit 125.

What?! Does he have an emergency power up to go to?

There is no need for this guy to have a take home car!

7/20/2009 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Airports LOL, the girl at midway just got a brand new camry, with lights and sirens as a take home car the question is WHY? More of our money wasted!!

It does seem unfair but airport vehicles are not paid for with city money nor are some of the specialty vehicles the department has.

7/20/2009 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgts in Cold Case & Financial Crimes,too. You never know when there will be a financial crime emergency. As far as cold case is concerned, the case is already cold, a few more hours won't matter if a sgt is needed in an emergency.

7/20/2009 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not trying to put a stick in anyone's wheels but Commanders at least really do need vehicles not just to go to work but because they are constantly called out to events and meetings at HQ and other places. I wouldn't want to be forced to pay for gas to travel that much for work related shit.

Now the D/S and everyone else at HQ, I don't know where they have to go. They are already at HQ if they have a meeting but those that work back and forth from Homan Square or with the Detective Division shouldn't have to use their care and gas either.

What do Captains need a car for? Once they're at work, they stay there until they leave right? Do they have to travel anywhere special where they need a car? If so, they should be taken care of too.

7/20/2009 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

while we're on the topic of cars and saving money....why do exempts need drivers??? does anyone know how many police officers/future meritorous sergeants/drivers there are? im sure its ok,,,its not like we're short manpower or have more shootings in chicago than we do in bagdad

7/20/2009 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not list the home addresses of some of the most flagrant take-home car violators. Cars that never leave the driveway, cars with carseats in the back, etc.

7/20/2009 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neighborhood Relations/Preventative Programs, wahtever they are called now has a couple cars to transport officers families to and from funerals and hospitals, etc. when officers are hurt or killed. Their commander goes out also any time these events occur. So I can see that as a good use. Just sayin.

7/20/2009 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOW ABOUT THE HUSBAND AND WIFE WHO ARE WORKING DIFFERENT WATCHES AS SGT'S USING THE SAME COMPANY VEHICLE!!!!BOTH IN DIFFERENT UNITS!!TALK ABOUT SAVING MONEY ON GAS!!!!!!!!WHERE DO I APPLY!

7/20/2009 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is an easy, one man solution to this problem:

Request that one IRS field agent come to HQ for one month. Have him do a 5 minute interview with each person with a take home car.

If he determines that the person's take home car is not necessary for his day to day tasks, he presents the Exempt with...

A large tax bill for unreported income:)

Example:

IRS Agent: "I see Mr. Exempt, you have been given a car and gas worth $500 a month for the last 5 years yet there is no legitimate work related reason for you to have this vehicle. That car represents $30,000 ($500 a month times 60 months) in taxable income that you have not paid tax on. Please get out your check book and pay $10000 in tax!


Then we notify the State of Illinois tax investigators.

Problem solved!

7/20/2009 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

take away the cars and there'll be absolutely no incentive to be an exempt.

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Who do you think you're kidding suck fuck? Whoa's me!

7/20/2009 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Area Youth Division Watch Commenders? What a fucking waste of time they are. They use their cars to flee from any unpleasant situations.

7/20/2009 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to tell you this but a lot of take home vehicles are funded by none other than the U.S. task forces. They are paid for by them. Take it up with Obama

7/20/2009 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If SWAT was denied take home cars why should any other unit or boss have a take home car?

7/20/2009 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On any given night or day, go to the United center,Sox game,Cubs game, Circus,Concerts. Any event in Shitcago, and count all the M-plates.

Honestly, I'm here on official Police business and my wife and kids, well they just happen to be in the car when the call came out.

7/20/2009 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about all of the undocumented free body work the exempts vehicles get when they get those DRUNK DENTS on the way home at night?
I have personally had to make the phone call to have this done for a couple of bosses.

DISCLAIMER: (In case IAD gets the Feds to trace this) The above statement is totally fictitious and is intended solely for entertainment value only.

7/20/2009 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the Area 1 mids tact guys in the 1995 bubble chevy? This department is a joke, 2009 and we only have 95 Chevys as pool cars? The car is sweet though.

7/20/2009 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey let em have their take home cars, just give me a take home TASER

7/20/2009 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the big deal? We have take home dogs, secretaries etc. Heck..some on this job abuse the medical so much, we have take home careers.

7/20/2009 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to Area 1 to get an unmarked pool car. Of course no keys on the board, I asked why there's 6 perfectly good cars in the lot. I was told the manager uses those cars for his personal business. Say what now? I said. But those cars have emergency equipment and pdt mounts. Sorry bud he has the keys locked up. So I drove around in my assigned shit car and noticed the 15-20 plus unmarked bosses pool cars u gotta be fucking kidding me, so I asked for one of them I was told hell no those are exempt pools. Fleet blows

7/20/2009 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe somebody can explain to me why a certain Sgt who is assigned to the Academy, an inside spot, M-F, weekends off, with zero call out responsibility has a take home car?? How come only this one Sgt out of the numerous ones assigned there is given this bonus? Oh silly me! I almost forgot, when your brother is a Commander & one of Mauer's chosen ones, and you kiss the ADS' behind,of course you merit a take home car. Forgive me Spiro, my bad!!

7/20/2009 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed that the Superintendents policy group has take home cars? The Sgt AND the female P.O. Why?

7/20/2009 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never in my carrer seen the tact Lt. called to a scene as a matter of urgency...

7/20/2009 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CTA is just the tip of the iceberg. Not only are there over 200 "take home" vehicles for all the police bosses, let's not forget the Fire Department, Water Department bosses, Streets and San bosses, Alderman and their ward bosses, and the list goes on and on. You're talking about 500+ cars and free gasoline (supplied by city gas sites) for all of them to do as they please. I see police, fire and other connected bosses shuttling their kids to and from school every day in city cars. You can't miss the municipal license plates. Sometimes, I see these same cars parked in store parking lots in the suburbs when I'm shopping, too.

Just think of all the money that could be saved if they gave these unmarked cars to tact, TRU and MSF instead and dumped the death traps these units have now. Just think of all the money saved on gasoline costs alone. The numbers would be staggering.

Times are bad. In case nobody noticed, we're in a Depression and our national debt has just quadrupled under Obama. No more "sacred cows" for the bosses. These people all make six figure salaries and have more than enough money to buy their own cars and spend their own money on gas.

Enough is enough.

7/20/2009 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Coming Back from Furlough said...

Nice Comments here. Hopefully, someone other than po's will read them.

7/20/2009 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the Alderman use of vehicles.

7/20/2009 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the COUNTY. Everybody's got a take home car!

7/20/2009 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous former bag man for Delaney said...

Explain why 75 Patrol Division Captains don't have cars and 25 Tact lieutenants do?

So they can pick up and deliver the bags and envelopes of money.

7/20/2009 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MY GOD,

What is wrong with you people, how is "Der Kommissar" going to "geht um" without his Zis-101?

7/20/2009 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While were on the subject of take home cars. One should look into cook county and see how many take home cars there are. I've noticed 2on my block. Yet every year they cry about being broke. Can't wait to get the hell outta here!

7/20/2009 08:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The value given for the use of a city automobile constitutes income and failure to report it to the IRS could result in heavy fines and imprisonement.

7/20/2009 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a good one...there is a guy at the DOC who's only job is to make photo copies and guess what? Commander Caluris gave him a take home car!

7/20/2009 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is bullshit we can't even get a decent raise yet all these top of the pay chart people get a take home car. Is there any regulations on when they are allowed to use these cars? I would love to see them on the news dropping their kids off at school or driving out of the city limits for some unofficial buisness.

7/20/2009 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mgmt & Labor affairs should not have take home cars! What a big joke! There Lieutenant K.G. aka "Buddy-Lee" has a take home car. For what purpose? Spending 7 of 8 hours playing Solitaire at your desk and taking a 1 hour lunch is not worthy of a take home car...

7/20/2009 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: A benefit is taking place this Saturday at Trinity Pub located at 5943 N. Nw Highway. retired P.O. Dan Burke had a devastaing fire destroy his home and his belongings. Please join the fun and help this retired P.O. 7 til 10pm.

7/20/2009 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Management and Labor Affairs Section? What they hell would they need a car for? In case an emergency contract comes up? We haven't had a contract in two years...big emergency that is.

Thanks a lot, SCC. I just spit beer up through my nose.

7/20/2009 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the IGO gave up their take home cars. Hoffman drives his personal as do the rest.

7/20/2009 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam Zekman, Chuck Goudie and their producers are in Shortshanks' hip pocket.

Local media is as vigilant as your grandma on ruffies.

7/20/2009 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In securing company cars, other perks, promotions and plum assignments within the CPD, one can never underestimate the magical power of superb fellatio.

Making constant quality arrests and studying are meaningless, even counterproductive. Perfect your gag reflex and you will be generously rewarded. It's called MERIT.

7/20/2009 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well now boys and girls, go figure this one out, why does every copper in Narcotics get a take home car, most are Enterprise lease cars that are suppossed paid for by seizure money, well then get cars for all tac guys and MSF & TRU coppers, they sieze money too, Narcotics guys that work on long term investigations andmay need to get out on the street and follow the package I'll say yes, give them a CAR, BUT NOT THE FOLKS who just do general enfrocemnt work, and what about the Gang Enforcemtn cops who get take home cars, they don't want them to work overtime so why would they want them back to work irregular hours. I see that they finally gave some SWAT guys take home unmarked cars but not all of them, And every administrative dollie in Organized crime gets a take home car, I bet the newspapers would like to know how much it costs to maintain and gas these cars, enough to hire somemore cops for the street. If you have a spot that needs you to respond from home on a 24 hr basis, I say OK, but take them away from the folks that don't need them.

7/20/2009 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-Fed? Wants to end take home cars? SCC, you've been sniffing glue again. J-Fraud doesn't run a damn thing in this department.
Take home cars are here to stay.

7/20/2009 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not forget the covert cars that are dished out and druven by wifes and girlfiends!!
AQlso, its amazing that the cars the bosses drive, who do not respond to emergencies always get fixed, but the marked cars that the police use for 911 calls never have parts and sit for weeks waiting to be repaired

7/20/2009 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares??? yeah people shouldnt have take home cars but what kind of difference would it make???

NONE

people need to just get over it there is nothing that will change so stop hoping

7/20/2009 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

Mayor held a press conference at which he again blamed the Lodge for pulling the City’s original financial package off the table. Equally ridiculous, was his statement about going to arbitration. Neither the Department nor the City’s Attorneys have expressed a desire to declare impasse at this time.


Im not an FOP basher, but if they cant see that the City Attorney's do as the Mayor says... why is it ridiculous ? isnt he the City's head negotiater the Mayor?

looks like FOP is in denial and are falling right in a city trap...

55 health care when there is going to be Obama care, Of course they are going to give it to us, but what are we going to give in return !?!?!??

7/20/2009 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beau coup $$$$$

Ay, leave the take home cars alone youse winhers!

Dhere da bosses see???

shadup and min ur own bizness!

wha yaz tryn ta do ?

der bosses see!!!!

It's none of the news buzness!

7/20/2009 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.: Let us form a group to picket the mayor's home like those poor folks that want housing.

We want our $$$ and contract NOW.

FOP cannot do it, FOP plays by the rules set, the mayor does not. But a guy like W.H/603 could get a couple of hundred coppers to do it. Wayne knows how to get attention.

Thank you SCC.

7/20/2009 12:28:00 PM

Wait. Wayne Harej is going to do his faamous "Homeless Guy" protest at Daley's house? (He perfected it freezin his fat ass off outside FOP) Please let it be true. Please, please, please. The photos of that homeless looking tard getting hauled away from Hizzoner's crib will be priceless.

P.S. Wayne lost his court appeal. He is PERMANENTLY kicked out of FOP, unless the U.S. Supreme Court decides to step in (doubtful).

7/20/2009 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget it, this organization is too fucked up to be repaired, as long as the Greedy Rich Daley is Mayor...

7/20/2009 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's a funny one to add to the list. bomb squad commander has his taken away and they gave him a bus pass!!!

DHS does an audit of previous grants...says their squad should have 20+ cars(filled with certain equip) and phones, but they don't and the money went elsewhere....

hmm... more DALEYcomincs at work.

got to love it when politics are more important than the public's safety.

NEWS MEDIA TO DO LIST:
1. audit the books of the "vendor" program. they are paid to squander grant money and stall equipment outlays for years, all the while collecting funds the neither earned nor deserve.

7/20/2009 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rumor has it 1408 has pulled over vehicles and scolded them over traffic violations."

How ironic! The retired 14th District footmsn playing traffic car.

7/20/2009 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous SCC Fan said...

Talk about "sour grapes"!!!! The "spot" that I have (through luck, not clout) currently includes a take home car. I get called out at all hours, weekends, Holidays, etc...That means I can't have "a few pops" with the boys unless I plan ahead.

Do I "deserve" it? Nah... Would you take one if it was offered? F-ing A right you would, and you are a self-righteous, lying prick if you said you wouldn't!!!

7/20/2009 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that the 2 Lt's at the Academy,
the Admin. Sgt. at the Academy
and
a patrolman at the Academy all have take home cars!

7/20/2009 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

District Commanders work well in excess of 8 hours a day, including nights and weekends. I think their car is justified.

Sometimes their day starts from home driving to a meeting somewhere before getting to the District station. Then after a long day, they still have to go to an evening community meeting.

I wouldn't want to add extra hours to their day making them go to the station to fetch a car before going to a morning meeting or having to come back to the station to dump a car after attending a evening community meeting after already working a 9-10+ hour day.

Would you want to add an extra 30-90 minutes a day to your 9-10+ hr work day to fetch and drop off a car? I know I wouldn't.

Yeah, they make more than we do, but damn, be reasonable. Field Lieutenants and Captains make more than they do now with those unpaid furlough days they have to take.

As someone said in an earlier post, take away the car and what is their incentive?

Before you say a gold braid pension... those unpaid furlough days are fucking up the mathematics on that too.

We are getting fucked... now they are getting fucked too... just in a different way.

As for non-essential personnel with take home cars... paint em white w/ a blue stripe... add a light bar on top... and send them to the working police in the field.

7/20/2009 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny you mention 1108. I work in 001 and have seen her on several occasions.

She seems to really enjoy Garrets popcorn. Left outta one on Jackson and State with the blue lights on came close to striking a pedestrian crossing the street.

Gotta love this Dept.

7/20/2009 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bear is the only one who really needs a take home car.

7/20/2009 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commanders of districts and most units should have a car, they are forced to go to meetings at all times of the day, and put a lot more hours in than us
tact lt's, administrative people, asset forfeiture, administrative exempts, probably lots of others, definitely don't need them but they sure think they deserve them.

7/20/2009 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does Ray Ray Hamilton have a take home car????7/20/2009 01:56:00 PM‪

Because he's a one-man policy-making SWAT Team!

7/20/2009 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and aday said...

have a couple of cars at every district that can be checked out for official business

Otherwise let them drive to work or take the CTA... Like I did when I was on the job

7/20/2009 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re...
The biggest waste of take home car is the asset forfieture unit, in the event they would be called out at night, put those loafers on three shifts per day.

7/20/2009 12:30:00 PM

LOL!!!

The LT. of Asset Forfeiture (Lt. M.S.) drives a new covert 7 series BMW! She has never been called out to anything except lunch with Peterson or her pal Bea Cuella. Word is she will have her gold star soon and downgrade from the BMW to a black crown vic.

7/20/2009 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

take away the cars and there'll be absolutely no incentive to be an exempt.

7/20/2009 11:59:00 AM
Uh this former PO thinks he could find a reason to hold an exempt rank

I'll drive mky own car ro work

7/20/2009 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets face it . Nothing will ever happen in regards to take home vehicles . This is the way it is and the way it's going to be forever . Why does a Tact Lt. need to take home a car ? Why does a Inspector need to take home a car ? Why does some asshole Sgt in IAD need to take home a car ? Everyone of them can drive to the unit they belong to and pick up a car . But that ain't gonna happen .
Maybe J-pud will see the light and save the City & Mayor some money .

7/20/2009 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw a r-man in the 004th district,shit he had a new marked squad while we drive vehicles that would be rejected for beer cans.

7/20/2009 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup and et keeler has a unmarked take home car. we still cant figure out why.

7/20/2009 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SCC, you also failed to mention that EXCELLENT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION exists around headquarters. Two 'El' lines are well within walking distance, the red and green lines, not to mention various bus routes, all that run very well during 2nd and
3rd watch headquarters work schedules.
7/20/2009 01:29:00 PM

While working CTA VSEP the other day, I saw the radio czar Capt. Marty R. catching the green line. Thought it was pretty cool, figured I was the only one that took trains or buses to court and home on my RDO.
And yes, sometimes shit does jump off while you're riding.
Carry a badge? Carry a gun! Take care of business, thats still what I get paid to do.

7/20/2009 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reply for posting on 7/20/2009 01:12:00 PM

Tact Lt in 022 is getting dumped!!
Dude, Are you sure?
What is the world coming to ...

Umm !! I wonder why?

How is the crime in 022?

I was just looking At your Tact teams' arrests..
your tact teams are # 1 or so ... Aren't they?

Car details? Is that new in your District?
In my district we have it every day...

That's what happens when your Tact Lt who is your drinking buddy doesn't do his fucking job and people get killed and shot - left and right.

Forgive me - I live in 022 but I don't work in 022!!!
May be I need to bid for 022 and be on the Tact Team!!!
Not!!!!

May be If you do get a Tact Lt who is serious about resolving shit over here and Not politically connected, I and a few others might consider coming over and clean house !!! Everywhere !!!!

Hello New 022 !!!!!

7/20/2009 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-pud, J-fed, J-puke, J-aded, J-ackass doesn't have the fucking balls to take the take home cars away.

He will if Daley tells him too!

7/20/2009 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell.. why stop there??? Lets look at the clout baby POs with take home cars!!! Narcotics??!! Fugitive apprehension??!! SWAT??!! ALL clout baby hang outs... so lets not just point fingers at the bosses... their kids are making out pretty damn good as well!!! This department is a fucking joke!!!

7/20/2009 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/20/2009 01:12:00 PM
7/20/2009 01:12:00 PM

reply:

Start with the 22nd district Tact Lt's Vehicle..

Obviously he ain't doing crap... Hahahaha

Bye Bye....

7/20/2009 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recently I was told of a situation that made me shake my was granted the perk of a take-home car. This goof then proceeds to raid the units cars, and selects a nice, newer car, WITH A PDT, and takes it without telling anyone! Now mind you, this was the only car the team had with a PDT. So WTF does this do-nothing sgt need with the PDT, when the troops out there trying to do some work have to go without one. On second thought, all the take-home cars I've seen are beautiful! A take home car is a perk in itself, so they should take pool-cars and return their nice ones to the fleet. I wouldn't mind a pool car as a take-home.

7/20/2009 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This department is a joke!! Word has it that 022's Tact Lt is getting dumped, due to low numbers, etc. The numbers are low because per an e-mail from 35th St., tact WILL have a car detailed to Racine Courts (rowhouses) and Church St.(shit block)for the entire day and night tours! These tact cars, when they want lunch or a personal must have another tact car relieve them. The kicker is Jimmy Jackson has a personal interest in this because of family, property in this area. Amazing how you can hold a guy responsible for low activity, but yet because of your ridiculous edict, dump him using activity as an excuse. Now, like or hate the Lt, this is a complete jagoff move. And those thinking presence in the west end will increase, guess again. Most of the tact Officers live in 022 and do try to keep an eye on the neighborhood, but start with the "numbers" game and you can kiss that goodbye. I know a few tact guys in 022 and have seen the email stating the cars will be detailed to these 2 areas. This job is going down the tubes in a hurry.

I/F

7/20/2009 01:12:00 PM


/////::://///////////://


Wow!!! This seems to bother you soo much ..
Bcz your going off on a tangent here .. And obviously you've been spoon-fed some crap...

Just answer one question - Not for me? But for your own good:

What are the duties and responsibilities of any Tactical Lt ?

If your Lt had been responsible and doing what needs to be done to stop some of the nonsense in your district we wouldn't be having this discussion!!!

Another thing is:
if this info was given to you from an E-mail that was Specifically sent to one or two specific people, then guess what Dumb Ass, you just burned them---€£€££

Check your self before you start blogging!!!
Then make sure what you write is legit;

I don't know if it's true or not, but if the Lt is about to be replaced, then there is a lesson to be learned; try to learn why he is being dumped - if he is and if I was you and I am on the Tact team, I'll check my self again, including my activity!! Guess what my friend, there are NO free rides on this Job!!!

Get well soon and the best of luck to the citizens in 022.

7/20/2009 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey nobody told me we get a take home car. Where do I pick mine up at?

Does it come with those fuzzy dice on the rear view mirror?

7/20/2009 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis was brought in to eliminate you silly, not the take home cars!

7/21/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the media could follow a few exempts around and see what "official business" is actually being conducted with these vehicles?




EEEEK!!!!

7/21/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAIT LETS ALL "OUT" THOSE USELESS FUKS THAT HAVE TAKE HOME CARS!

btw DID U SEE THE EX-SUPS DRIVER/SGT ON SCENE AT THE SHOOTING IN 006. HE DON'T WORK THERE, DOES HE, OR WAS HE JUST DRIVING A BOSS AROUND TO GET CAMERA TIME. WHAT A JOKE OF A MAN!!

7/21/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SHIT YOU NOT! Right now, there is a kid at 35th st who hands out "blackberries". He cant have more than 4 years on AND HE HAS A TAKE HOME CAR!

7/21/2009 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The court commanding officer Lt. has a take home car. What for? Is there going to be a court emergency he might have to stop at 4 o clock on his way home?

7/21/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Car 54 where are you said...

Well, if they want to let people take cars home, why not like in some cities where officers are issued cars that they can take home and drive around town.

For the department, less garaging expense, extended replacement cycle, fewer hours on the road each day, less repair costs as officers tend to take care of "their" cars and more visibility/police presence on the streets.

Of course, if everyone got to take a car home, then those that presently do would no longer feel "special." lol!

7/21/2009 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --- http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/
2009/07/police-investigate-
disappearance-of-police-dog.html

7/21/2009 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one unit that actually gets called out all hours of the day and night, on or off duty, working day or RDO and actually responds to life and death emergencies where response time means everything is the SWAT team. But, the department doesn't believe that it is important for them to have take home cars. Actually, what they do not believe is that a police officer in need of rescue or a civilian being held hostage, your kids being killed in a school violence incident or terrorists causing mass caranage on the streets of the chicago, warrants those who can actually mitigate those situations to have emergency vehicles with emergency equipment to respond in a timely fashion. There will be hundreds of on-duty police officers and supervisors on any scene before any commander, deputy chief or superintendent arrives in thier take home vehicle. Their response has no direct affect on lives save or lost, but a SWAT response does.

7/21/2009 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Airports LOL, the girl at midway just got a brand new camry, with lights and sirens as a take home car the question is WHY? More of our money wasted!!

It does seem unfair but airport vehicles are not paid for with city money nor are some of the specialty vehicles the department has.

7/20/2009 04:44:00 PM

No they aren't being paid for by City money, but by increased costs of airline tickets, excise taxes, gate fees, and federal tax dollars. The money comes from taxpayers and consumers who purchase tickets from the airlines. These funds aren't your private piggybank you clout mope.

7/21/2009 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear scc: I think you and many others will agree that we don't want any part of the obamedical plan. Think the hmo's are bad just wait. I pray that I can keep the ppo when I retire, I hope I can afford it. Anyone that thinks socialized medicine is the answer better do some research into canada and Europe, its a nightmare.

7/21/2009 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is the crime in 022?

I was just looking At your Tact teams' arrests..
your tact teams are # 1 or so ... Aren't they?

Car details? Is that new in your District?
I see 022 tact and beat cars detailed...to every White Hen and 7-11 in the district. Imagine being made to patrol a high crime neighborhood...the nerve!!!!

7/21/2009 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Swat is not a clout position, we all worked hard to get that position and have to qualify bi annually.
If we get into a car accident in our personal vehicle while responding to a call out it's on us personally. The only operator's with cars now are SGT'S and E/L'S the rest of the team use their personal cars. So sorry you didn't make the team because you couldn't meet the requirements you crybaby. Maybe you need some mat time to gain some toughness. We have one at homan open 24-7.

7/21/2009 03:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only people who should have take home vehicles are officers assigned to SWAT.

No one else.

No, not you either!

7/20/2009 02:09:00 PM

Please, please, please give SWAT take home cars. Just so they can find something else to whine about. For a bunch that walk around giving everyone the big hardass look all the time, they sure bitch and moan a lot.

7/21/2009 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smell a lot of whiny exempts posting here.

Learn to ride a bike you fat F4cks.

7/21/2009 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup and et keeler has a unmarked take home car. we still cant figure out why.

Can you say BRIDGEPORT?? Maybe he is related to the king

7/21/2009 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never in my carrer seen the tact Lt. called to a scene as a matter of urgency...

7/20/2009 07:06:00 PM

Must be a short career, kid.
When a tact guy gets involved in a shooting or something serious, any good tact Lt. comes out.
I know I have. Not that THAT would justify a take home, but it is also a perk for basically being on call 24/7 with the Blackberry now.

7/21/2009 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All take home vehicles should bear M-plates.

Also, the city automtaically non-suits red light camera citations issued to CPD vehicles. It would be interesting to see how many of these citations are issued to take home vehicles during off duty hours, on weekends and on holidays. I bet a bundle.

Furthermore, why id Alderman Burke chauffered around in a city owned vehicle? He has bodyguards assigned because of non-existent threats but does he need one of our vehicles?

7/21/2009 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put all of these cars into patrol and think of all the gas and maintenance that will cost the city. Suddenly 200 cars worth? The city can't afford to take away take home cars. It would ruin the Olympic bid calculations. It would affect the raises in the new contract that Snide was writing about. It would negatively impact morale for all involved. Let it ride, SCC.

7/21/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heck in the Detective Division the take home car is used to transport the kids, pick up the groceries, make that Doctors appt and the list goes on and on. And so often the Boss takes one of the Detectives for his driver so there is no problem parking. Thats the real world in the Detective Division.

7/21/2009 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tact Lt. frm 22 turned his car over to his teams to use because of shortage of working cars for them. Yeah what a jerk he is! By the way he is not politically connected never was never will be. It must be nice to walk away not owing anyone anything. So before all of you people start throwing out all of your dumbass comments check the facts first!!!!

7/21/2009 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey punk who is coming over to 022 to clean house you better bring an army because YOU ait gonna do shit- I work in 22 and not on a tact but try defending the home front on the west side and you'll be sent east to service the non taxing scum of the earth- I worked tact 14 yrs in another district and never saw 4 tact cars assigned every day to watch two city blocks of shit heads just because a shit head boss lives around there but then again that the chicago way- so FUCK YOU PUNK COPPER THATS GOING TO COME TO 022 to clean up- if your the shit get on the swat team tough guy!

7/21/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: 20 Jul 09 @ 0355hrs ... a bus pass??? We ride for free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/21/2009 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Swat is not a clout position, we all worked hard to get that position and have to qualify bi annually.
If we get into a car accident in our personal vehicle while responding to a call out it's on us personally.


Then dont be foolish and use your own vehicle in a wreckless manner for this fucked up administration!!!!

7/21/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Swat is not a clout position, we all worked hard to get that position and have to qualify bi annually.
If we get into a car accident in our personal vehicle while responding to a call out it's on us personally. The only operator's with cars now are SGT'S and E/L'S the rest of the team use their personal cars. So sorry you didn't make the team because you couldn't meet the requirements you crybaby. Maybe you need some mat time to gain some toughness. We have one at homan open 24-7.

Who's crying now? I don't have a take home car WAHHHHHHHHHHH. I have to work in a unit. Poor me WAHHHHHHH. You're just jealous you can't be as elite as me in my nice green uniform WAHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Let me tell you. I don't give a fuck!! I work a beat car, answer my calls, lock people up, and could give a fuck what anyone else in any unit, in this city does. I've worked all over the city, and it is the same everywhere, whether you work the tact/gang team beat car, or even an outside unit in the district. Back each other up, and fuck the rest of the bullshit.

7/21/2009 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Swat is not a clout position, we all worked hard to get that position and have to qualify bi annually.
If we get into a car accident in our personal vehicle while responding to a call out it's on us personally. The only operator's with cars now are SGT'S and E/L'S the rest of the team use their personal cars. So sorry you didn't make the team because you couldn't meet the requirements you crybaby. Maybe you need some mat time to gain some toughness. We have one at homan open 24-7.

7/21/2009 03:10:00 AM
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Guess what? If I get into an accident on my way to work it's on me personally too!!

7/21/2009 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do patrolmen in IAD need take home cars? Why not just take a car ewhen out investigating. Should be a picket if they take away our unifrom allowance and let patrolmen keep take home cars. Then we should all get a gas allowance if not a vehicle. I thought Weis was hired to clear up the "mess", when is he going to start?

7/21/2009 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAT teams, my ass! Once upon a time that kind of incident would be handled by one Sgt. and 2/3 Dets from Robbery. No big deal. No looking all bad ass and frowning for the news cameras with rifles slung over their shoulders, pretending to themselves they are really qualified to handle shit.
What a bunch of blowhards!

7/21/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Swat is not a clout position, we all worked hard to get that position and have to qualify bi annually.
If we get into a car accident in our personal vehicle while responding to a call out it's on us personally. The only operator's with cars now are SGT'S and E/L'S the rest of the team use their personal cars. So sorry you didn't make the team because you couldn't meet the requirements you crybaby. Maybe you need some mat time to gain some toughness. We have one at homan open 24-7.



Ok first Swat is a clout position. Everyone that was on HBT or in SOS that wasnt a retard that wanted to go on the new Swat made it. HBT and SOS was all clout. After those spots were filled they opened the remaining couple of spots to the whole city. SO you arent fooling anyone guy. If you dont want to use your own car quit. You know what it was like before you got on. ANd if you have to constantly say that something is legit and defend it that usually means that its not.

7/21/2009 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one unit that actually gets called out all hours of the day and night, on or off duty, working day or RDO and actually responds to life and death emergencies where response time means everything is the SWAT team. But, the department doesn't believe that it is important for them to have take home cars. Actually, what they do not believe is that a police officer in need of rescue or a civilian being held hostage, your kids being killed in a school violence incident or terrorists causing mass caranage on the streets of the chicago, warrants those who can actually mitigate those situations to have emergency vehicles with emergency equipment to respond in a timely fashion. There will be hundreds of on-duty police officers and supervisors on any scene before any commander, deputy chief or superintendent arrives in thier take home vehicle. Their response has no direct affect on lives save or lost, but a SWAT response does.


Holy fuck dude where should I start. By the time Andy or whoever is calling you guys to go to a job get off his ass to call you the situation unless its an HBT is usually over. The district has handled these jobs for how many years now. Other than HBT situations what situations are you needed for, almost none. No cop is gonna sit there and leave another cop in harms way waiting for you guys. I will say one thing if there ever is an incident at Rush and Oak you guys will be all over it. You are right about one thing there will be hundreds of cops there before bosses but even with your take home car you will still be one of the last ones. Stop tooting your own horn. If it took this long to have a swat team maybe it wasnt really neccessary.

7/21/2009 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the takehome PDTS!

7/21/2009 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some departments let every officer take a car home -- lower cost, extended replacement cycle, better care for the car and visibility on the street. Maybe that should be done here.

7/21/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess what my friend, there are NO free rides on this Job!!!
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What police department to you work for? It sure aint Chicago...

7/21/2009 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: 022

Does anyone care about 022 and it's tac Lt?. Let the hillbies that reside there fend for themselves. 111th. Street looks like "Skid row" in the 1950's with all those down and out gin-mills.

Wayne H/603, get that march going at the Mayors home. Our contract would be done in a month after a couple of his appearences.

7/21/2009 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Did anyone see the Area 1 mids tact guys in the 1995 bubble chevy? This department is a joke, 2009 and we only have 95 Chevys as pool cars? The car is sweet though.

7/20/2009 06:30:00 PM


THe BLUE one?? Thats a great car

7/21/2009 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If i work in mass transit can i get a take home bus or El car?

7/21/2009 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --- http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/
2009/07/police-investigate-
disappearance-of-police-dog.html

7/21/2009 12:46:00 AM

Maybe Bear didn't run away. Maybe it was a homicide.

7/21/2009 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For some of the posters complaining about the tact lt in 22 getting dumped:

He's a good guy, and I hate to see it happen. There are also some good guys on the tact team there, but if any of the postings are coming from unhappy 022 tact, if you want to know why he was dumped, look in the mirror.

7/21/2009 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like Picardi could really stick it to Daley if he wanted to, being in charge of Fleet and all.

7/21/2009 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Jon is a jerk. Thats why he was on the bus with us along with his elderly father toting a picket sign at City Hall. Who are us you ask? Why we were the retired, disabled and off duty officers who actually worked tact with Jon for many years in 004 and know what a worker he was and probably still is. So go ahead and spout your vile to the uneducated on this blog because those who know, know.

7/21/2009 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you forgot the lieutenants in the detective division with the take home cars.. . . . .

7/21/2009 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well soon and the best of luck to the citizens in 022.

7/20/2009 11:47:00 PM

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Hey handjob, the previous Lt.was not a huge numbers kiss-ass because he knew it was important to try to give some police to the hardworking TAX-PAYING citizens on the west end of the district! Who cares if shootings are up when it's ghetto animals killing each other?? I commend JG for letting his Officers PROTECT THE HOMELAND! You sound like a company man, drinking the Kool-Aid! Get back under your bosses desk and do what you do best.

7/21/2009 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares. I have a five minute drive to work!

7/21/2009 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tact Lt in 022 is getting dumped!!
Dude, Are you sure?
What is the world coming to ...

Umm !! I wonder why?

How is the crime in 022?

I was just looking At your Tact teams' arrests..
your tact teams are # 1 or so ... Aren't they?

Car details? Is that new in your District?
In my district we have it every day...

That's what happens when your Tact Lt who is your drinking buddy doesn't do his fucking job and people get killed and shot - left and right.

Forgive me - I live in 022 but I don't work in 022!!!
May be I need to bid for 022 and be on the Tact Team!!!
Not!!!!

May be If you do get a Tact Lt who is serious about resolving shit over here and Not politically connected, I and a few others might consider coming over and clean house !!! Everywhere !!!!

Hello New 022 !!!!!

7/20/2009 11:26:00 PM

Ok, 5 year wonder-bitch! Please, come show us how it's done. Oh, I'm sorry I'm sure you don't have the time to bid into 022, let alone get your superstar ass on a tact team. Go to any district in the city and down 2 or 3 of their tact cars all tour, every tour and see how their numbers are. You've gotta be a 35th st suck-ass, holding a tact Lt responsible for the savages shooting each other. I for one can give a shit if these animals shoot/kill each other.
JG let the guys keep an eye on the west end of the district, maybe at the expense of the ghetto and maybe his job. But I give the man credit, he felt it more important to protect OUR neighborhood.
If you do live in 022, be careful of the shit you talk. If a new Lt bases everything on the 35th st numbers game, good luck seeing the Police west of Longwood!

7/21/2009 09:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do patrolmen in IAD need take home cars?

To get there FAST to handle your CR!

7/21/2009 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL!!!

The LT. of Asset Forfeiture (Lt. M.S.) drives a new covert 7 series BMW! She has never been called out to anything except lunch with Peterson or her pal Bea Cuella. Word is she will have her gold star soon and downgrade from the BMW to a black crown vic.

7/20/2009 10:43:00 PM

WOW!!!!!!

If this woman gets a BMW for being a CO and isn't using the vehicle in a tactical application then we as a department have some really messed up priorities.

They should make her a Gold Star and give her a stretch white limo with a blue light bar on the roof.

7/21/2009 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is sad to see Johnny go. It is a shame when someone gets launched for numbers (if that is true) seeing that 022 houses us no should care about the animals that demand all the service in the world and don't pay for a lick of it. This country, this city, this neighborhood is fucked. I never thought I would actually consider Canada or Ireland as an alternative but it is slowly looking that way. I as a taxpayer get shit on constantly while a savage gets the best of everything, free food, free housing, free utilities, free fucking cable, free healthcare. free police service, free ambulance service, free money for booze and pot, free child care, free schools, free sidewalks, free parks, free alleys, I am sure you get my point by now. This Place is Fooked!!!!!!!!!!!

7/22/2009 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the directors man Hurbie in forensic services, a patrolman, he takes one home. Maybe there could be a laser call in or something that needs done at time and a half on his steady sat and sun day off group

7/20/2009 04:15:00 PM

How about the admin lt in forensics that didnt turn in his TAKE HOME car while just starting his furlough ?

7/22/2009 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you say I help the Director in and out of his car and I need a car to go and help him at his house. so he makes overtime EVERYDAY while doing his college Homework while sitting in his office on his LAPTOP and saying he is doing LASER work. while putting on his OVERTIME slip " OPERATIONAL BACKLOG " check his computer or check what ip address is coming for the fifth floor of homan square he says he gets it from the east side of the homan/fillmore.

7/22/2009 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's crying now? I don't have a take home car WAHHHHHHHHHHH. I have to work in a unit. Poor me WAHHHHHHH. You're just jealous you can't be as elite as me in my nice green uniform WAHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Let me tell you. I don't give a fuck!! I work a beat car, answer my calls, lock people up, and could give a fuck what anyone else in any unit, in this city does. I've worked all over the city, and it is the same everywhere, whether you work the tact/gang team beat car, or even an outside unit in the district. Back each other up, and fuck the rest of the bullshit.

7/21/2009 09:53:00 AM


Yah Yah Yah your my hero. The take home car would be nice but when a job is called most of the team drives there personal vehicles and will continue to do so. We are no better than any other police officer's however we have more training and equipment that helps us compete a task more safely. Most of the guys on the team know their stuff and the ones that don't are pushing to learn more. So don't down the SWAT team and quit complaining about what you don't have. We should all be thankful that we have a job and bitching about what other's have and what you don't is pathetic. Don't forget that we all worked in the district's and pushed a beat car and if you think you can do a better job then tryout. If your as good as you say, you can have my spot and I'll push a beat car.

7/26/2009 12:11:00 AM  

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