Saturday, July 04, 2009

Taste Stories

That was interesting to say the least.

A loaded shotgun? Someone was expecting trouble.

At least 10 other weapons? The media is silent.

The fights at the Fountain are mentioned in the comment section of the BreakingNews story along with a fair amount of criticism for the crowd that shows up just to cause problems.

What did anyone else observe?

UPDATE: Is it getting worse or getting better?

Don't just read our comment sections. Read those over at the BreakingNews site or the Sun Times article. But be sure you read them quick before the "editors" take them down. There are some damning critiques of Shortshanks and we don't expect them to last long.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

911 dispatchers said that there were two people shot at the fountain

7/04/2009 01:12:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

Somebody brought a loaded shotgun? Gee, I didn't know the Taste offered trap shooting.

Ten other weapons? At our city's family oriented celbration?

Fights at the Fountain? On the 3rd of July, the Fountain becomes the asshole of the city. Every jagoff, wannabe-jagoff, asshole, and fuck-up gravitates towards the Fountain.

Ban fountains. That'll solve everything.

7/04/2009 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two shots fired by the savage just inside the taste at Congress and Michigan. No one hit so it never happened, per the Dept, City, Media. This is getting worse and worse every year. The savages are out of control. Its going to take a small child getting killed by one of these animals before the City or the media acknowledges that the Taste is a dangerous place to be. Call it racist all you want, all you have to do is open your eyes to see who is causing all the violence.

7/04/2009 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media is so full of shit! There ain't no way that an Olympic Associate who might have been there would every agree to have that circus here after tonites escapades!

7/04/2009 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Been there, hated it said...

Huge fights at the exits, especially all along Michigan.

I think I heard 3 or 4 10-1 calls, and when all the police showed up, they were STILL outnumbered!

Not trying to start any racial stuff, but WTF, why is it that one certain group cannot act right at an outdoor festival?

9 out 10 of the problems today were from one group, while the other group did have some locked up, the main culprits were from the minority-majority.

Maybe it is time to start charging $15 a head to get in, and enforcing a dress code too. Kind of like...you have to have pants up above your ass, and actually sitting on your waist - that would be a great start.

7/04/2009 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loaded shotgun is true. I was in the processing van when 006 tact came in with it...sawed off loaded with 5 I believe...a kid, 15 maybe.1 thing to say, SEARCH YOUR PRISIONERS! Those who where there tonight on the 3rd know what I'm talking about.Scary shit! Lot's of fights,running all night! It was fun! I'm sure the media won't tell of all the nonsense but I have to say overall it was contained! Police being the police and taking care of business!

7/04/2009 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C-L-U-S-T-E-R!
Whomever was running this needs to start worrying about their gold star.

7/04/2009 03:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

surprised noone was killed!

7/04/2009 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 30 kings, all decked out walking towards the taste at Roosevelt. Within 3 minutes, numerous calls of battery in progress regarding M/4's all in black and gold. Over the next 15 or so minutes, there were about 20 in custody. No other purpose but to start shit. Animals

7/04/2009 04:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great job by all the men and women in blue tonight. multiple 10-1's (by the way, a gang fight isnt a 10-1 in my book, just let them beat the shit out of each other) great back up and responses. everyone went home safe as far as i know. and believe it or not, we got alot of "thank you's" from many citizens as our contract was blowing up right in front of our own eyes, but those fireworks looked real pretty.

7/04/2009 04:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wuzint brinin no shopgun intoo the tate. Call my momma so she can hoot and holla for the TV peeps.

7/04/2009 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was totally suprised that dude carrying the shotgun wasn't wearing the ghetto uniform of the day for this event. (For the civilians it's a white T shirt and black jeans).

He must have been on the ghetto TRU team since he was wearing all black.

7/04/2009 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the comments from that article you linked from the Tribune. Everyone was saying it was totally FUBAR and the shitheads ruined their evening. Well what did you expect? This event should be called the Taste of Thuggery. Additionally, people were saying how fu*ked up the CTA was and that it took 2-3 hours to get home. Come on, let's bring on the Olympics. We're ready. LOL!!

7/04/2009 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

South end of the Taste had the GDs line up 50 deep walking and throwing up signs right through the taste. Later after the fireworks the Kings were at least 50 deep throwing up signs.

I'm surprised you didn't mention the fireworks started early. Fights were breaking out everywhere after 8:30 pm. The fireworks started at 8:53 pm by my cell phone.

7/04/2009 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i observed a cold beer on my deck, not having to deal with any of this bullshit.

7/04/2009 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC! Love your blog! My nephew, who attended the Taste last night with friend's and family called me around 2200 hrs. and stated that the place was up for grabs. He related that they had witnessed ramdom fights all over the place. He also stated that P.O.'s in BDU's where trying to stop the fights. So, I turned on the new's, checked all the channels, however none of the violence was mentioned. The news people kept saying what a great evening everybody was having and interviewed a select few who had nothing but good things to say about the event.
I was hoping they would find my nephew and inteview him!! He would have told it like it is.

7/04/2009 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Numerous chases over the zone and multiple weapons recovered. Several 10-1's called (and several 10-1's canceled not sure the reasons.) There was also an aggravated battery with a vehicle not sure the details. And a Unit did go over the air asking for assistance to unload a shotgun. There were a lot of weapons out there and groups of multiple gang members. More of the females with the gang bangers need to be searched.

7/04/2009 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Other officers with binoculars were stationed in a lookout tower standing about 50 or 60 feet over the crowd not far from Buckingham Fountain."

It's painted OD Green, looked like the conning tower in the Green Berets Movie. Was it manned by Sgt Provo& Mr Sulu complete with C4 detonators strategically placed around the fountain?

"You can't believe you're still in the city with the palm trees, beach and blue water."

Oak Street beach is festooned w/ Palm Trees now, like SouthBeach Miami. Huge layoffs& forced furlo days but the city has money to plant Palm trees at the Beach? Amazing....

7/04/2009 08:47:00 AM  
Blogger TWENTY and OUT said...

The Gangbangers took over the fountain and the Gold Stars told the police to "leave it alone, let them have it.". Not my words, GOLD STAR WORDS. What a bunch of PUSSIES. The sad part is the police out there wanted to stop it because they actually WERE/ARE/KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE....THE POLICE. Nice job to all who were giving 100% out there.

7/04/2009 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you want about command staff. Kudos go out to Roti,Murphy,Schmitz,Lt ross. Out there talking and doing Police work. Jackson/Michigan went up and they were right in the mix of things. Lead by example! Gang Intel/GEU recovered 4 pistols in 30Mins off that corner. I have a long way to go on this job and will work for these guys any day.Respect! Great job all around. Be Safe!

7/04/2009 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did not attend "freaknik" and the "illegals party"! Went to naperville ribfest great time, talked to a naperville copper by entrance, he let my family in as a courtesy, so no admission, spent money on great ribs, corn, great bands nothing like the taste of shit! No animals roaming around, had a great time!

7/04/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard at least a dozen people leaving and saying, "I'm never coming to the Taste again."

Why you would have decided to come in the first place is beyond me.

7/04/2009 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The offender was a 15 year old kid who was a Gangster Disciple. The weapon was a fully loaded 20 ga. sawed off shotgun. Offender was seen flashing gang signs by a Lieutenant who then called it out to responding units after seeing the shotgun's grip sticking out of a backpack. The offender ran through a crowded Grant park where many families and their kids were present,then ran across Lake Shore Dr. with the shotgun in his hands. Offender was apprehended at the water's edge at the lake front, shotgun recovered, no one hurt....all in a days work, thats how we do it on the CPD!!

7/04/2009 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say...a lot of thugs...but also,a lot of police...once again...the fountain and rose garden were problamatic...but we owned the night...great response by all!....multiple fights,multiple 10-1's...but police were quick to crush it...a lot of hands on by white shirts/blue shirts.we challenged them a lot...also...the crowd was cheering when police would lock people up...i think most people that showed up wanted us to take care of the animal...very well ran this year....LIKE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN!

7/04/2009 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was there not a person shot at the taste last night? Can anyone confirm? The media sure didn't mention it.

7/04/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A SHOTGUN......CAN YOU IMAGINE?
ALL IN ALL I MUST SAY....POLICE DID ALL THEY COULD...BUT WHAT A SHAME...THIS CITY HAS WAY TOO MANY THUGS ROAMING OUR STREETS...I REALLY DONT THINK WE CAN HANDLE THE OLYMPICS...WE JUST HAVE TOO MANY PROBLEMS WITH GANGS THAT WE JUST CANT SEEM TO CONTROL...MAYBE THE FEDS CAN POLICE THESE ANIMALS...SEEMS THAT THEY ARE MORE INTERESTED IN PERSERVING THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF GANGSTERS...(IE P.O. SWISS)...A BEAUTIFUL CITY THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE BEAST.UNTIL THE MAYOR AND THE ALDERMAN REALLY WANT TO CLEAN IT UP...WE WILL NEVER BE A WORLD CLASS CITY...WHEN WE HAVE THIRD WORLD PROBLEMS THAT ARE ON THE SAME LEVEL OF HAITE AND ROWANDA...

7/04/2009 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone was saying it was totally FUBAR and the shitheads ruined their evening. Well what did you expect?



Thats what they do!

7/04/2009 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fights breaking out every 3 minutes, fountain was up for grabs, ton of 10-1's, shots fired calls. Yep the taste was up for grabs again. These bangers were always a good 10-20 deep. Our post we heard a few loud reports that definetely wasn't fireworks. Taste is pure shit. These savages come there with one goal in mind and thats to start trouble. Anybody see Jody's uniform? What a tool

7/04/2009 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSDD, good job, good responses by our great working cops last night! For you seasoned dog asses and B@&ches that hid, F*#K U. btw, all gold stars ain't worthless just like all blushirts aint worthless. but we do know who the worthless ones on both sides are.
Does Peterson think he's the first deputy?

7/04/2009 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

multiple 10-1's ---by the way, a gang fight isn't a 10-1

That happened last year too... that goofy female Lt. from the traffic section was calling 10-1's for everything.
Maybe these folks should be sent back to the academy and retrained so they know the difference between an emergency and a 10-1.

7/04/2009 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only story I have was that I was lighting off mortars and drinking Makers Mark on the rocks in my back yard.

Maybe I will be there next year. I think not.

7/04/2009 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

E mail from Weis regarding last nite:

I just wanted to thank everyone for their outstanding service and effort last night. Very impressive police presence and your hard work made it a safe night for the good people who were there to enjoy the night. You were all terrific. Thank you for a job very well done.

Jody Weis
Superintendent
Chicago Police Department

7/04/2009 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny thing at the taste tonight. There was a 10-1 going on at the usual spot, the fountain, when someone got on the radio yelling shots fired. Almost immediately another person got on the air saying they were monitoring POD 1 and insisted that there were no shots fired. I think I'll take the word of the guy on the ground over a camera jockey. Sounded like they were trying to deter shots fired from being put on the air.

7/04/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
C-L-U-S-T-E-R!
Whomever was running this needs to start worrying about their gold star.

7/04/2009 03:27:00 AM

Car 47 where are you? Jimmy time to retire up daleys ass!

7/04/2009 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was out of control!
Fights every where... 10-1s..
M-80's thrown at police officers..
Animals running.. People flashing cameras in your face.. several weapons recovered.. need I say more?

7/04/2009 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The offender was a 15 year old kid who was a Gangster Disciple. The weapon was a fully loaded 20 ga. sawed off shotgun. Offender was seen flashing gang signs by a Lieutenant who then called it out to responding units after seeing the shotgun's grip sticking out of a backpack. The offender ran through a crowded Grant park where many families and their kids were present,then ran across Lake Shore Dr. with the shotgun in his hands. Offender was apprehended at the water's edge at the lake front, shotgun recovered, no one hurt....all in a days work, thats how we do it on the CPD!!

7/04/2009 09:43:00 AM

A days work, should of shot the fucker and dumped in the lakE!

7/04/2009 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Say what you want about command staff. Kudos go out to Roti,Murphy,Schmitz,Lt ross. Out there talking and doing Police work. Jackson/Michigan went up and they were right in the mix of things. Lead by example! Gang Intel/GEU recovered 4 pistols in 30Mins off that corner. I have a long way to go on this job and will work for these guys any day.Respect! Great job all around. Be Safe!

7/04/2009 09:09:00 AM

Now stand up and be a man, get out from under the desk!

7/04/2009 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancel the south side irish parade because of public drinking but allow the taste to continue when there are at least 10 guns recovered. LOGICAL

7/04/2009 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A shotgun and multiple handguns. Several calls of 10-1. Fights everywhere starting stampedes of the savage running through the crowd with no concern for anyone. Asked by several people if it was safe? Replied "no" get out of here. Old people scared. Children crying. Please charge admission next year will knock out many problems. $5 would generate 6.25 million last night alone.

7/04/2009 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you want about command staff. Kudos go out to Roti,Murphy,Schmitz,Lt ross. Out there talking and doing Police work. Jackson/Michigan went up and they were right in the mix of things. Lead by example! Gang Intel/GEU recovered 4 pistols in 30Mins off that corner. I have a long way to go on this job and will work for these guys any day.Respect! Great job all around. Be Safe!

--------------------

YOU'RE A FUCKING TOOL!
NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO ON THIS JOB, BUT A LONG WAY FROM SOME COMMON SENSE!
WE WERE JUST "LUCKY" AGAIN THAT NO MAJOR SHIT POPPED OFF... LESS THAN 2,000 OFFICER POLICING MORE THAN 2 MILLION PEOPLE..

DO YOUR ASS KISSING SOME WHERE ELSE AND DO IT IN PRIVATE SO YOU DON'T MAKE ALL OF US SICK TO OUR STOMACHS..

7/04/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best thing I saw was a channel 7 news truck with a ticket on it!!!!

7/04/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So basically the only thing different this year was that nobody was actually hit by gunfire. Message to Jody: In the years leading up to your debacle there wasnt any homocides at the taste, the murder rate was lower as was the crime rate. You came in fucked everything up got ripped a new asshole and you were forced to listen to people that were actually police officers and I use that term loosely. Now things are getting a little bit back to normal. But to give yourself the grade of a "B" just proves what a moron you are. You are not responsible for it. Actually you really had nothing to do with it. Except taking credit for it. And it seems you're good at that.

7/04/2009 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to thank everyone for their outstanding service and effort last night. Very impressive police presence and your hard work made it a safe night for the good people who were there to enjoy the night. You were all terrific. Thank you for a job very well done.

Jody Weis
Superintendent
Chicago Police Department

7/04/2009 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When these "honor students" got back to the west side on the Green Line, the trains were out of control. Fights on the trains and then on the platforms when getting off. One Suburban kid thought it would be a good idea to get on a train with these animals and got robbed and his butt kicked pretty good.

7/04/2009 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11 guns including a Sawed Off shotgun! Mobs & Mobs of Vice Lords & GDs... The Latin Kings were nothing...only about 40-50....

Shots fired at Congress & Michigan - no one got hit just a STAMPEDE of people... So it never happened. FREEK NIK 2009!!!!

7/04/2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just Two words after goin to the Taste of Shitcago: Never Again.

7/04/2009 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to CLEAR system, mobile video, there are four different live feeds of the taste. It shows all the gangs walking around signing and fighting. Unfortunately the media will never reveal this to the masses it hasn't permission from Da MARE.

7/04/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But be sure you read the (criticisms of the event) quick before the "editors" take them down. There are some damning critiques of Shortshanks and we don't expect them to last long."

Copy, paste, save -- and they last forever on your own computer, to email to the IOC and all of your out-of-town friends...

Avoid the crowds unless you're being paid to go down there and control 'em; stay home, take a tranky-lizer, and listen to the chaos on Z1, the Citywide alternates for the event, CFD ambulance dispatch...you'd never go near the thing if you could help it. People up the alley got a better fireworks show anyway, and they won't start it before dark and then push everyone back home like a bunch of children by 9:30.

Seems like the crowd hardly even got there before they were shoving it back West onto the Madison Street buses...this is "multiculturalism," everything reduced to the lowest common denominator.

Grownups can sit and talk quietly with a beer 'til midnight -- and they'll put the empty can in the trash, too. Not this bunch.

I never have understood why a pregnant woman would heave herself through some mass event like this, stand for hours and get pushed and shoved and all sweaty and worked up so she can end up flat on the sidewalk in labor, ay, ay, ay.

7/04/2009 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous South loop Joe said...

My two cents..
to 2:29 am Too late a lot of those kids are dead already they just don't know it yet.

to 2:47 am The olympic people are wined and dined on the upper floors of high rises overlooking the park, as soon as the fire works are over they turn their backs to the park and return to
be blown by the Mayor's hand picked whores.

to 8:47 am I believe a private businessman pays for the palm trees.

7/04/2009 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous South loop Joe said...

Two more cents...
I was working last night but was 10 floors above the street.
K-rails and squadrol slowed the flow across Jackson but bottlenecked the emergency services trying to get out to the ambulances.
There should be a police/fire lane all the way across the bridges with no peds. Safer for you and better access to control the animals. Who would not get out of the way. should be state law that if your sirens,lights, and horns
are activated you can run ignorant
people over like the 400# woman with the bunny ears and two year old who should have been home in bed.

7/04/2009 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i started to reply to some of the comments so far that are totally way off base, but its not worth the effort of having to retort everyone when they chime back with their bullshit.
we were way out manned, but we got the job done, only by the grace of god no one got hurt.
great job Lt. spottin the shotgun and better job by dan Town for chasin the guy down.
also, I think it was 12 tact that got the other gun, NICE.
to the 3rd gun glad we got it but it could have been disastrous, please search ur prisoners!!!!
there were a lot of exempts in the middle of the shit, maybe it will remind them about what the average copper goes thru everyday. Weis actually seemed to be enjoying himself, Brust looked like a deer caught in the headlights, but maybe he was focusing on the crowds and scanning for weapons.
All in all it sucked as always, but some coppers acted like the police early and sent a message that appeared to help out later. Until the city takes the cue from places like naperville rib fest and milwaukee fest, things will never get back to the way it used to be.
Happy 4th everyone and enjoy our loved ones, because tomorrow is promised to no one.
Oh yeah a little message to the city and exempts dont be to quick to pat yourselves on the back, there are still two more days left....

7/04/2009 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to my dismay, i couldn't grab my evening pint of smirnoff at the white hen on dearborn after the fireworks...
had to smoke the rock i was pitchin.
at least now i know i can go heavier on the soda.
thanks guys.

7/04/2009 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked many "Tastes" and Chicago Fests as a tact guy. Now retired, I would not go to the taste for any reason. We had it rough some nights, but not like it is now. The media lies and covers up the truth. Go to the lakefront festivals in Milwaukee and find out how well run and how much fun a festival can be. A fence around the event and they charge admission. Keeps the animals out ( or most of them).Good luck during the rest of the event, stay close to your partner and the radio.

7/04/2009 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A $10-20 admission fee is the answer!!!

7/04/2009 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take my family to the Zoo instead ! The animals are all in cages there !!!!!!

7/04/2009 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

25 year vet says no police officer needs approval from a supervisor to make an arrest
take action and request assistance

before you blame a gold star or other supervisor , look in the mirror

7/04/2009 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was just a Taste ! if we do get the "Lympics", Daleys CPS Honor Students will have a field day. they can be seen actin' da fool on international TV. Folks will see what a shit hole our city has become. Daley & the IOC will better have good hiding spots !

7/04/2009 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A loaded shotgun? Ten other weapons?

Sorry SCC, but its obvious you're making this up to embarrass our wonderful Mayor.

We all know, GUNS ARE ILLEGAL IN CHICAGO.

7/04/2009 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My daughter and her boyfriend went. Couldn't talk her out of it because I'm just "paranoid" but when she came home she said never again. Total pandemonium. People acting like complete assholes, some guy hanging off the top of a lightpole. She said she couldn't wait to get home.

---not a cop

7/04/2009 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gangbangers took over the fountain and the Gold Stars told the police to "leave it alone, let them have it.". Not my words, GOLD STAR WORDS. What a bunch of PUSSIES. The sad part is the police out there wanted to stop it because they actually WERE/ARE/KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE....THE POLICE. Nice job to all who were giving 100% out there.

Not true at all, more bodies were sent in to handle the fountain it was not given up.

7/04/2009 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The taste on July 3. What a disgrace. Who in their right minds would want to take their family there. 3 dozen Vice Lords taking over the stairs and a stones throw away another large group of GD's posing for a class picture flashing the forks. No gang problem in this city that's for sure.

7/04/2009 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently no one was actually listening to Citywide 5&6 last night.

Multiple 10-1's, each and every one talked down to NOT BONIFIDE by either some gold star or some anonymous voice.

Typical BS as usual, public event where they know the media is listening in and the bosses are told to nullify any violent acts taking place.

Every 10-1 was shortly called as not bonifide, even when reported by a terrified copper. Call of shots fired out by LSD, within a minute some white guy was face down bleeding on the street and unresponsive... nature of his injuries was never put over the air tho was it?

Shot maybe?

7/04/2009 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SEARCH YOUR PRISONER!!!!!!!! Something went down in the van. This aint a rip on anyone, but always be conscious of what your doing. Thanks to the big paisano for stepping up and disarming that piece of trash before it got ugly. Stay safe.

7/04/2009 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey media people.....Let me tell you something....The TRUTH about the Taste of Chicago from a SUPERVISOR who worked there for four days thuis far and one more tomorrow.....I can tell you with `100% accuracy that so far there have been 14 guns confiscated at the taste of Chicago....3 that I PERSONALLY know of last night (03 July) and 9 the day before!!! YES.....9!!! I worked the opening weekend and there were two in the first 2 days...along with a group of lets say.....misunderstood kids who stole 2 valet cars....just simply took off with them!!! 03 July was a JOKE....10-1's all over the place....fights everywhere....You media types really should have scanners tuned into the taste frequencies....you would hear for yourselves...14 guns in the taste this year!!! That is TRUE reporting and NO COVER UP....NO SUGAR COATING....From a supervisor who knows.....I would NEVER take my family to this horrid event....ever in a million years!!! The city MUST start charging at least $5 per head to get in to hopefully keep some of the animals out.....hopefully!!!

7/04/2009 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there. There were no 10-1's, no thugs, no fights, and no police prescence needed. Oh yea, I was at summerfest last night. I took my money to Milwaukee and saw a great concert, ate good food and met nice people. I have been going up there a couple times a year for the last 15 years. I'm going back Sunday. Great place to take a date. Save your money flee the city and see how a another city can throw a major party day after day with no problems.

7/04/2009 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancel the taste. They canceled the south side Irish parade cancel the taste.

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

Roti and Murphy are the real deal, they are street police!

7/04/2009 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read in an earlier comment that Roti was one of the guys in charge at the taste. Why is it that here is a guy that will use to help run the police at events and then let him just work for some other unit during the week? Here is a guy the has earned the respect of everyone that has ever worked with or for him. Why doesn't Jody see this in this guy and let him be the #2 guy behind him or let him be in charge of the real police. Nick is one of the most repected men on this job of all the bosses as far as I am concerned. A boss who will have your back. A boss that is very well organized and knows what he is doing. If he was in charge I would even sign up to go work the taste on the 3rd, just to help him out. There is a guy that if he was in charge of the CPD I might even produce some extra work for this city.

7/04/2009 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say this years taste again demonstrated why no matter how much they kick us in the balls I still love this department. There were coppurs everywhere and when units called for help you saw nothing but blue and black running in large numbers.

I too am not a fan of Weis but that guy stood toe to toe with teh units at Jackson and State/Wabash. HE was there everytime a group started shit running side by side with the P.O.s putting hands on. I am an old timer with teh Chevrons (out of Score) and I have yet to EVER BEEN AT THE TASTE AND SEE GOLD STARS GOING TOE TO TOE. Despite some of the things that I really don't care for and the policies instuted by Weis he does deserve a bit a of credit. Again I will repeat he does deserve a thanks for that in my mind. McCotter and Odonnel agai two fo the best. Couldn't thank the P.O's enough.


Still proud to be CPD

7/04/2009 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how the department downplays the fact that at least 5 people brought loaded handguns to the taste. but hey it was a great sucess because no one was shot. Gee Jody thats a great way to think. How many families were terrorized by roving groups of fighting gangbangers. Not to mention the numerous shots fired incidents that occurred. but since you denied them I guess they didnt happen right. The only diiference between this year and last was that no one got hit. Big ups to special K for fucking things up like always. Hey way to go Sarge aka car 47.

7/04/2009 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you want about command staff. Kudos go out to Roti,Murphy,Schmitz,Lt ross. Out there talking and doing Police work. Jackson/Michigan went up and they were right in the mix of things. Lead by example! Gang Intel/GEU recovered 4 pistols in 30Mins off that corner. I have a long way to go on this job and will work for these guys any day.Respect! Great job all around. Be Safe!

Nick Roti, you are so handsome!!! And best of all, you're a south sider.

7/04/2009 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was there not a person shot at the taste last night? Can anyone confirm? The media sure didn't mention it.

7/04/2009 09:57:00 AM
no but a baby momma went into labor at Jackson and wabash.

Jfed next time you want to get in a foot chase with the real police just stay on your papv. You could of gotten further with it. Not enough pep in your step Did you pass the power test for the papv? Lol

7/04/2009 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Apparently no one was actually listening to Citywide 5&6 last night.

"Multiple 10-1's, each and every one talked down to NOT BONIFIDE by either some gold star or some anonymous voice.

"Every 10-1 was shortly called as not bonifide, even when reported by a terrified copper."

Yup. "Not bonafide, but, uh, kind of keep 'em coming this way..."

"Call of shots fired out by LSD, within a minute some white guy was face down bleeding on the street and unresponsive... nature of his injuries was never put over the air tho was it? Shot maybe?"

--7/04/2009 03:24:00 PM

White guy attacked, beaten, robbed by several M/1s as the crowd headed back to the subways and buses. He was very shortly convinced that he was OK, if you know what I mean.

7/04/2009 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...this is "multiculturalism," everything reduced to the lowest common denominator.

Accurate definition. It should be in Webster's Dictionary.

7/04/2009 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/04/2009 01:00:00 PM

Boggles the mind don't it? Here's fifty cents....keep going.

7/04/2009 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gangbangers took over the fountain and the Gold Stars told the police to "leave it alone, let them have it.". Not my words, GOLD STAR WORDS. What a bunch of PUSSIES. The sad part is the police out there wanted to stop it because they actually WERE/ARE/KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE....THE POLICE. Nice job to all who were giving 100% out there.

Not true at all, more bodies were sent in to handle the fountain it was not given up.

7/04/2009 02:44:00 PM

Jesus, sounds like you guys are talking about Viet Nam or something. What a hell hole this City has become.

taxpayer.

7/04/2009 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

25 Years on the Job....7A Furlough(I feel that I deserve it....Senority wise)

Kinda miss the mix.....Thank God You All are SAFE....God Bless CPD/USA...Thanks for your efforts CPD

7/04/2009 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: The comments about the great Schmitz and Murphy. You have no idea what you are talking about Schmitz credits noone but himself a total stroke and Murphy is a half of fag dumped by the piece of crap Mayor we have. Murphy has all the goods on Daley how do you think he became ADS after about 30 days back to cpd from city hall. Give me a break these bosses can give a shit about you . They give the gang members and drug dealers more respect... Please Wake up if you are a blue shirt you might as well be a zero to them...

7/04/2009 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A loaded shotgun? Someone was expecting trouble." -- SCC

Naw. He was the trouble.

One post here says it was a sawed-off.

There are two possibilities here --

Either --

A. Federal firearms charges were tailor-made for a gang member bringing a loaded sawed-off shotgun -- a "weapon of mass destruction," as Mayor Daley and his friends would call it -- into a crowded public celebration. Sounds downright terroristic to me.

or

B. All the horn-blowing about "Operation Exile" and the massive campaign involving radio ads about how "gun crime hits home" and threatening billboards in bad neighborhoods depicting barred prison doors, etc. is all just bullshit.

7/04/2009 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought I was dreaming. Thousands of people gathered together anticipating a free fireworks show by throwing bags, enjoying a cold one, talking w/friends neighbors & relatives. Not one fight, gangmember, or an arrest made throughout the night. Only 30 minutes outside our once great city. Now I know where all the people I want to live with have gone.

7/04/2009 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too am not a fan of Weis but that guy stood toe to toe with teh units at Jackson and State/Wabash. HE was there everytime a group started shit running side by side with the P.O.s putting hands on.

BULL FUCKING SHIT Policy Group people. Jfed should really give it up. No matter how many fucking emails he sends, how many times he makes stupid remarks to try and NOW reach out to us, no matter how much shit we are fed, how many contempt cases are brought against you, fuck you very much. You made your bed with us the first month.

You cannot get back all of the history that has left CPD and is about to retire in the next few months, once the contract is settled. You stupid fucking idiot. I love this city and love my job. I will never ever work for YOU!

You and what army went from place to place? Give us the kind of Taste support in these fucked up districts. We need people on the street that know the street. I don't give a fuck about the front office people, the desk people or the fucking 35th street people. They do not have the instinct nor the guts to do what we need to do to take back this city. Give us the best of the best who are not doing shit like all the Gang Teams you took. Their arrests are now down what, 60%. Yes, we all fucking know that Jfed. Put them back where we need them, in the Districts they know. Send TRU back to the Districts where we need the go getter bodies.

What are you fucking thinking. MSF people, send them back also. They are a piece of crap, but they are bodies that have half of a brain on finding crime! Make me Superintendent. I would do a far better job than you for half the money! You got ripped off City of Chicago, you got ripped off!

7/04/2009 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Robocop the Train Dick said...

I lucked out and worked days but got a side job working Metra out to Aurora. The many fine taxpaying citizens were rather upset at the thuggery as they headed towards Naperville. Too many said they left early because of the thugs at the event and wished they stayed home.

7/04/2009 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy are they in a hurry to get this over with. I barely got Channel 9 news turned on at 9 PM, and Antoine Lewis led off by reporting that the city's fireworks show had just ended.

IT WASN'T EVEN ENTIRELY DARK YET.

That's OK. The stuff coming up out of the alleys more than makes up for it. Like the Battle of Gettysburg out here...Whooo! Wheee! Ka-pow!

7/04/2009 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Peterson think he's the first deputy?

Stupid ass, there isn't a First Deputy, Jesus,at least learn the ranks of the Department if you are gonna bash. Basics, less time on the computer in Mom's basement is a good start!

7/04/2009 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roti and Murphy are the real deal, they are street police!

7/04/2009 04:38:00


Maybe Roti was at one time, but Murphy? The Mayors former aide, gimme a fuckin break and go suck him off in private now.

7/04/2009 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some guy hanging off the top of a lightpole.

---not a cop

7/04/2009 02:37:00 PM

Street justice??

7/04/2009 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancel the taste. They canceled the south side Irish parade cancel the taste.

7/04/2009 04:19:00 PM
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Never happen. South Side parade didn't rake in a small fortune for the city. Ta$te does. The bottom line i$ all that matter$.

7/04/2009 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to thank everyone for their outstanding service and effort last night. Very impressive police presence and your hard work made it a safe night for the good people who were there to enjoy the night. You were all terrific. Thank you for a job very well done.

Jody Weis
Superintendent
Chicago Police Department

7/04/2009 11:59:00 AM

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May I retch now?

7/04/2009 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Search youtube for taste of chicago fight 2009. Several videos already being posted.

7/04/2009 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plenty of live action fights caught on the cameras at Congress & Michigan. CPD kept it in check, so that makes it not news worthy I suppose because it happened outside the boundaries of the 'TASTE'?

7/04/2009 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o/t:, but anyone work tonight(on the 4th)in the districts? what chaos; aside from the fifty thousand fireworks calls....street fights, people shot, huge family fights, dui drivers, shots fired calls, etc., etc......but, since the city is down on homicides, and about 4,000 guns have been recovered (even though there's about 2 million more out there), everything is okay....what a crock of s##t, loaded up by City Hall and passed along by 35th Street...

7/04/2009 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you want about command staff. Kudos go out to Roti,Murphy,Schmitz,Lt ross. Out there talking and doing Police work. Jackson/Michigan went up and they were right in the mix of things. Lead by example! Gang Intel/GEU recovered 4 pistols in 30Mins off that corner. I have a long way to go on this job and will work for these guys any day.Respect! Great job all around. Be Safe!

--------
WTF ??
You gotta be kidding.
Lt. Ross? - he is a fucking moron, LAPA suck-ass, with the personality of a wet fart !!!

7/04/2009 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I'd like to hear the racial background of those arrested for bringing weapons to the Taste. I'd also like to hear more of a description of the suspect from the North Community Bank robbery other than his goatee and sunglasses. You won't though because that would all be racist. The truth hurts 'eh Omaha?

7/04/2009 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU'RE A FUCKING TOOL!
NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO ON THIS JOB, BUT A LONG WAY FROM SOME COMMON SENSE!
WE WERE JUST "LUCKY" AGAIN THAT NO MAJOR SHIT POPPED OFF... LESS THAN 2,000 OFFICER POLICING MORE THAN 2 MILLION PEOPLE..

DO YOUR ASS KISSING SOME WHERE ELSE AND DO IT IN PRIVATE SO YOU DON'T MAKE ALL OF US SICK TO OUR STOMACHS..
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You sir are a ASSHAT! it's people like you that post shit and probably were working the desk or RDO. It's called KUDO'S you know to say good job to ALL not just gold stars that had to work this mess. And yes it was nice to see gold stars mixing it up with officers. it's not ass kissing!It's something that was observed and I for one can't remember the last time I've seen it.

"were LUCKY nothing popped off" no SHIT SHERLOCK were LUCKY everyday shit don't pop off. 9000 officers policing 3.5 million people. For those of us that had to work, it was nice to see everyone doing what we can with what we had.

7/05/2009 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Area 4 team recovered 1 gun and 1 head good job guys !!!!!

7/05/2009 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like all of the 2009 Taste fight videos except for 1 have already been deleted from youtube.

7/05/2009 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I'd like to hear the racial background of those arrested for bringing weapons to the Taste. I'd also like to hear more of a description of the suspect from the North Community Bank robbery other than his goatee and sunglasses. You won't though because that would all be racist. The truth hurts 'eh Omaha?

7/04/2009 11:52:00 PM

and what was the racial background of the boss that chased
down the shotgun guy, and the other bosses that mixed it up with the thugs at the taste?
Racist assclown

7/05/2009 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do YOU posters really think the shit has hit the fan?

If so where have you worked the last 10 years?

Same old,same old blue.

Maybe, you guys are just wimps?

It is the greatest times for DOGS ever. Now they have a reason to be lazy.

7/05/2009 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Message to Jody: In the years leading up to your debacle there wasnt any homocides at the taste...

7/04/2009 11:59:00 AM

First off, what's a homocide? Is that when one gay man kills another gay man? WTF? I guess you've never done paper for a 0110.

Second, when 001 was in A/4 we had people shot there several years in a row, including a bucket boy murder 4 years ago. The 3rd of July has been a shithole for years.

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

read in an earlier comment that Roti was one of the guys in charge at the taste. Why is it that here is a guy that will use to help run the police at events and then let him just work for some other unit during the week? Here is a guy the has earned the respect of everyone that has ever worked with or for him. Why doesn't Jody see this in this guy and let him be the #2 guy behind him or let him be in charge of the real police. Nick is one of the most repected men on this job of all the bosses as far as I am concerned. A boss who will have your back. A boss that is very well organized and knows what he is doing. If he was in charge I would even sign up to go work the taste on the 3rd, just to help him out. There is a guy that if he was in charge of the CPD I might even produce some extra work for this city.
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then you tell me why he wont stand up to auntie ernest at ocd? he sits there playing safe knowing what ernesto is saying is unsafe, ridiculous and stupid. he is playing safe to protect himself to worm his way up. you think thats a leader? one who deems repsect? go work for the park district.

7/05/2009 04:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVQ521ZqS24

This is why I will take my family up to Milwaukee for Summer Fest any day over Taste Of Chicago. Nothing but a bunch of animals.

7/05/2009 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some guy hanging off the top of a lightpole.

---not a cop

7/04/2009 02:37:00 PM

Street justice??

7/04/2009 10:28:00 PM

Funny. Best she could figure he was really drunk and somehow crawled up there to hang his hat and make a fool of himself.

I told her so.

---not a cop

7/05/2009 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Re: The comments about the great Schmitz and Murphy. You have no idea what you are talking about Schmitz credits noone but himself a total stroke and Murphy is a half of fag dumped by the piece of crap Mayor we have. Murphy has all the goods on Daley how do you think he became ADS after about 30 days back to cpd from city hall. Give me a break these bosses can give a shit about you . They give the gang members and drug dealers more respect... Please Wake up if you are a blue shirt you might as well be a zero to them...

7/04/2009 08:00:00 PM

Scmitzs I owned a gym but sold it? What Gym? Who am I? Eddie burke you home? Hello? I am a millionaire!

7/05/2009 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"DO YOUR ASS KISSING SOME WHERE ELSE AND DO IT IN PRIVATE SO YOU DON'T MAKE ALL OF US SICK TO OUR STOMACHS.."


I agree! What a dick-juice-drinker! Thats what I call a solid ass beating! That needed to be said! FINE JOB OFFICE!

7/05/2009 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Cancel the south side irish parade because of public drinking but allow the taste to continue when there are at least 10 guns recovered. LOGICAL

__________________________________

The city DID NOT cancel the South Side Irish Parade. The parade prganizerswhich is a group of people from the community decided to cancel the parade. These people helped organize the parade for years on their own time and are just tired of how bad it got. They didn't have time to enjoy the party and the parade was in the area that they live in, so they would have to clean up the mess from all the drunksRemeber the parade is run by a bunch of people on city time that does not live in the area or have to clean up afterwards.

7/05/2009 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lucked out and worked days but got a side job working Metra out to Aurora. The many fine taxpaying citizens were rather upset at the thuggery as they headed towards Naperville. Too many said they left early because of the thugs at the event and wished they stayed home.

7/04/2009 09:23:00 PM
Had 2 arrest of assholes from the "Burbs" and saw plenty of M/2's in the back of the transport wagon! Fucking savages! I wish they would stay in the burbs!

7/05/2009 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, what's a homocide? Is that when one gay man kills another gay man?


Hey guess you would know.

7/05/2009 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tell you what, Roti, Schmitz, Murphy, Ross and whoever the sergeants were with Schmitz and Ross were out there helping and making sure everyone was safe...One even fell out but got some water and was right back...

7/05/2009 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Think Tank, stay off this blog.

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

STAY YOUR RACIST ASS OFF OUR BLOG!! WE ALL KNOW ITS NOT ABOUT BLACK OR WHITE OR BROWN BECAUSE WE'VE RUN INTO ALL COLORS OF ASSHOLES ON THE STREET!! THE ONLY COLOR THAT MATTERS HERE IS BLUE!!

7/05/2009 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAS AT THE NAPERVILLE RIB FEST (FAMILY LIVES THERE) EXCELLENT TIME AND SAW THE ROCK GROUP HEART. SORRY NO GANGSTER RAPPERS, ANYWAY TO POLICE CHIEF DIAL KUDOS TO NAPERVILLE PD THEY DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB. AND TO JFED A BIG F-CKYOU.

7/05/2009 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The offender was a 15 year old kid who was a Gangster Disciple. The weapon was a fully loaded 20 ga. sawed off shotgun. Offender was seen flashing gang signs by a Lieutenant who then called it out to responding units after seeing the shotgun's grip sticking out of a backpack. The offender ran through a crowded Grant park where many families and their kids were present,then ran across Lake Shore Dr. with the shotgun in his hands. Offender was apprehended at the water's edge at the lake front, shotgun recovered, no one hurt....all in a days work, thats how we do it on the CPD!!

7/04/2009 09:43:00 AM
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Its like a scene from GRAND THEFT AUTO/ SAN ANDREAS!

7/05/2009 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“YOU'RE A FUCKING TOOL! NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO ON THIS JOB, BUT A LONG WAY FROM SOME COMMON SENSE!”
- “a fucking tool” That makes two of you, damn you’re ignorant!
________________________________________________________________________________________________
“SEARCH YOUR PRISONER!!!!!!!! Something went down in the van. This ain’t a rip on anyone, but always be conscious of what your doing. “
- Of course it’s a rip. It’s a rip on those that don’t search their prisoners. Don’t bring it up and then try to back down.
______________________________________________________________________________________________
“ 25 year vet says no police officer needs approval from a supervisor to make an arrest take action and request assistance before you blame a gold star or other supervisor, look in the mirror”
- This is true
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
“ I read in an earlier comment that Roti was one of the guys in charge at the taste. Why is it that here is a guy that will use to help run the police at events and then let him just work for some other unit during the week? Here is a guy the has earned the respect of everyone that has ever worked with or for him. Why doesn't Jody see this in this guy and let him be the #2 guy behind him or let him be in charge of the real police. Nick is one of the most respected………” blah, blah, blah!
- Wow, you must be in love!
________________________________________________________________________________________________
“White guy attacked, beaten, robbed by several M/1s as the crowd headed back to the subways and buses. He was very shortly convinced that he was OK, if you know what I mean.”
- Another conspiracy theory
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
“Does Peterson think he's the first deputy?”
Some dumbass responded: “Stupid ass, there isn't a First Deputy, Jesus, at least learn the ranks of the Department if you are gonna bash. Basics, less time on the computer in Mom's basement is a good start!”
- Duh, dumb ass, I think he knows that. Maybe you should get out the basement too and figure out what he meant. Even my brother got that one and he’s on the Fire Department.
________________________________________________________________________________________________
“I agree! What a dick-juice-drinker! Thats what I call a solid ass beating! That needed to be said! FINE JOB OFFICE!”
- “dick-juice-drinker”? To come up with a term like that you must be speaking from experience.

7/05/2009 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said..."911 dispatchers said that there were two people shot at the fountain"

who gives a shit what 911 dispatchers said. fight a copper that was there and ask him.

7/05/2009 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Roots of Crime
What are the roots of crime? What can be done to lower the crime rate in the United States? Let's look at Cook County Illinois. The City of Chicago is within Cook County. In 1999 there were over 700 murders in Chicago. Daley claims that 460 of the murders were committed with guns. I do not have the numbers at this time, but it is a known fact locally, that it is much safer to live in the suburbs of Cook County than it is to live in Chicago. Chicago's murder rate stands out like a sore thumb. In many suburbs around Chicago, it is rare to have a homicide. So what is different about the suburbs vs. the City of Chicago?

The most obvious answer is the poverty that engulfs Chicago. In Chicago, there are whole neighborhoods of people that live in third world like conditions. These neighborhoods are as large, if not larger than many of the small towns that make up the rest of Cook County. These parts of Chicago are riddled with joblessness, homelessness, hopelessness, drugs, gangs, poverty, and multi-generational welfare families. If you put a red pin in the map of the City of Chicago designating the location for every murder that is committed there, you would notice a pattern. The red pins would be concentrated in the poorest of neighborhoods and the housing projects.

This proves the link between violent crime and poverty. Almost all violent crime is committed in the poorest of neighborhoods. Take a close look at the people who populate the State Prisons of the United States and you will see people who were raised under the worst conditions from the poorest neighborhoods. So one does not need to be a rocket scientist to figure a solution to lowering the crime rates in our major cities.

Just about any cop in Chicago can tell you that there are too few cops chasing too many gang member and crooks. Obviously, Chicago needs to hire more police officers that work special tactical units that deal with gangs. Cook County needs to hire more prosecutors that go after violent offenders. More pressure needs to be put on gangs to reduce the crime rate. But most of all, poverty issues need to be addressed. As long as there is poverty, hopelessness, and all the problems that poverty creates, Chicago, as well as other major cities, will not see a significant reduction of crime. Lawsuits against gun makers are an insult to anyone who understands what needs to be done to lower the crime rate.

7/05/2009 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C-L-U-S-T-E-R!
Whomever was running this needs to start worrying about their gold star.

it wasn't Lucio M. was he?
I'm just saying hahaha!

7/05/2009 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The offender was a 15 year old kid who was a Gangster Disciple. The weapon was a fully loaded 20 ga. sawed off shotgun. Offender was seen flashing gang signs by a Lieutenant who then called it out to responding units after seeing the shotgun's grip sticking out of a backpack. The offender ran through a crowded Grant park where many families and their kids were present,then ran across Lake Shore Dr. with the shotgun in his hands. Offender was apprehended at the water's edge at the lake front, shotgun recovered, no one hurt....all in a days work, thats how we do it on the CPD

Judges! is POOKIE getting 6 months supervision? So he can go about his business and shoot someone else later?

7/05/2009 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Peterson think he's the first deputy?”
Some dumbass responded: “Stupid ass, there isn't a First Deputy, Jesus, at least learn the ranks of the Department if you are gonna bash. Basics, less time on the computer in Mom's basement is a good start!”
- Duh, dumb ass, I think he knows that. Maybe you should get out the basement too and figure out what he meant. Even my brother got that one and he’s on the Fire Department

OK, your brother, a fireman gets it, huh? That sums it up, next time use the correct rank dumber ass, or better yet, call him a Deputy District Chief, get it....

7/05/2009 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“White guy attacked, beaten, robbed by several M/1s as the crowd headed back to the subways and buses. He was very shortly convinced that he was OK, if you know what I mean.”

- Another conspiracy theory

7/05/2009 06:53:00 PM

Yeah, right -- "You're OK, aren't you? I mean, you look like you're OK...I mean, you did get most of your stuff back..." That never happens. Neither will a burglary ever get talked down to "theft from building" -- like the victim was a stupid asshole who left his valuables laying around out in the hallway. Neither will officers shoo a victim away and refuse to take reports when the assault was committed by a policeman's kid and his shitass pals.

All "theories."

Go work that on someone who wasn't born in this city, willya? Jeez. The routine, day-to-day ass-covering is bad enough without an insane Mayor and his insurance-company and real-estate buddies going wild planting palm trees and trying to drag an Olympics in here.

7/06/2009 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a rather large, although mostly harmless, dust-up near the Shedd right after the fireworks ended. Two groups of Latinos that stemmed from 2 females bumping into each other about an hour earlier. Went on for a solid 5 minutes with a brief intermission in between. No serious injuries as far as I could tell.

7/06/2009 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I tell you what, Roti, Schmitz, Murphy, Ross and whoever the sergeants were with Schmitz and Ross were out there helping and making sure everyone was safe...One even fell out but got some water and was right back...

7/05/2009 03:07:00 PM

Schmitz why do you have all the coppers protecting you? "thats the way a ride"! What a douche!

7/06/2009 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody is clearly a joke as are the gold stars. At the end of the day, CPD apparently quelled multiple (and expected) disturbances without fucking up the Lympics bid, no thanks to the lack of street smarts of top brass.

Unfortunately, the usual animals have fucked it up for everybody repeatedly in recent years, so admission and dress code should be enforced in future years, as much as I hate to say it.

Get Roti in charge in the future.

Well Done CPD!

No mercy to gangs at marquee civic events in the future. They are fucking punks and cost the City billions.

7/06/2009 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Two groups of Latinos that stemmed from 2 females bumping into each other about an hour earlier. Went on for a solid 5 minutes with a brief intermission in between. No serious injuries as far as I could tell."

--7/06/2009 11:14:00 AM

Overheated, overexcited, bug-eyed crazy fearless thirteen-year-old stamps her little foot, shrieks, "YOU HEET MY SEESTER!" Here we go...

7/06/2009 11:27:00 PM  

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