Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jaywalking Stings

All this hoopla when there are dozens, maybe more, inside HQ people about to lose their take home cars in the next week or so!
  • Chicago police handed out 43 citations to drivers who failed to stop for people using crosswalks.

    It was part of a sting set up at Belmont and Orchard on Monday night.

    Plainclothes officers used the crosswalks and cars that failed to yield got pulled over and ticketed. It's part of a city wide crackdown at crosswalks. It was the first night time sting.

    The police department said during the day time stings it only handed out about 18 or 20 tickets.

We've already stated our opinion on people who go strolling out into traffic in this town. We pray no cop gets hurt for this misguided publicity stunt.

Now about those take home cars. Who's losing them? We heard exempts who don't have 24 hour call out responsibilities and then everyone below that. About freaking time seeing as the abuses that have been pointed out here and elsewhere are nothing but a scandal in waiting.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pancake breakfast must have worked cause the copwatch radicals were out in force tonight filming every move the police made in uptown.

8/26/2009 12:21:00 AM  
Blogger OLD*6970 said...

WTF? MAYBE THE GUARDIAN ANGELS COULD WORK AS VOLUNTEER PATROL
BOYS AND LET PO'S DO REAL PO WORK...

8/26/2009 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like 4 Sept is D-Day....We will see the truly clouted ones, lets start a list:
IAD
Admin Exempts(especially non-sworn)
People at the Academy
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8/26/2009 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone asked me an interesting question. Why, they asked, are the police giving people tickets for not stopping for pedestrians when there are robbers about in Lincoln Park? Whey are cops being used in this capacity instead of being put under cover in an area where violent offenders are preying on people?

My answer was that the arrest of the violent offenders would not make Shortshanks any money. Ticketing citizens who fail to stop for pedestrians who are cops will make Shortshanks money.

Now they get it.

8/26/2009 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, Inside Do-Nothing said...

That's OK about the inside HQ people losing their spots. The 35th Street brain trust had to make vacancies now to accommodate the fuckin' retarded, ass-kissing Yes Men & Women who "volunteered" for this latest Jaywalking Sting, in that I predict there'll be a few that will need a place to recuperate while on light/limited-duty after they get crushed by some distracted cell phone-using yuppie or overzealous cabbie.

And as far as take home cars getting yanked? My next prediction says it'll be more smoke & mirrors, CPD style, if and when it actually happens. This latest directive will die a quick death shortly after it's instituted. Expect conformity and adherence to this yet-to-be-seen knee-jerk reaction to mirror that of "mandatory" swiping in, use of in-car cameras, outdoor roll calls and the W/C getting an event number for "touring the DOC" (wink-wink).

Anyone who's been around even a little while in this game called the CPD knows how this is going to play out.

8/26/2009 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT remember a few weeks ago the incident at Illinois Masonic Hosp? well the nurse LH has filed a lawsuit against the officer. why work anymore, seriously, let his fucken city burn

8/26/2009 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This could be perfect timing. If the cmdrs and co. don't have take home vehicles, they might be walking or biking it to work. The dept could utilize the exempt as undercovers in the sting opertion without having to pay any overtime. Surveillance officers can follow the exempt home and cite the violators who wipe or almost wipe the exempt out!

8/26/2009 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about targeting the Kamikaze sidewalk bike riders in 023.

8/26/2009 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that splaines the recent x o dus from 35th st. of Sgt.s and above.

8/26/2009 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the take home cars; good. When I was a manager at my previous job I had call out responsibilities and was called out often.

I didn't get a take home car. I didn't get reimbursed. I didn't make 100k. And I didn't have clout. Hrmmm... what's the connection?

Cry yourselves to sleep clout babies and go fuck yourself while your at it.

8/26/2009 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all you dumb-fucks who are putting your lives at risk for the sake of minor traffic citations, on behalf of your families and those that love you, I hope you pull your ass-kissing heads out of your puckered rectums sooner rather than later. I could not imagine a more reckless, irresponsible, ill-conceived, and meaningless endeavor that what you turds are doing. Your "stings" are nothing less than a slap in the face to every law enforcement officer who has ever risked/given his life in the name of the public good. You represent all that is wrong with this department. I have more respect for the parasitic scum called TSA's than I do for you.

8/26/2009 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For starters, I do not have a take home car. Some that do, shouldn't. Some that do, should. Not all take home cars are strictly for perks. Some are to offset other compensation. SCC has pointed out the financial savings of eliminating the take home car but has overlooked, or is not aware of some of the reasons for it, which in of itself saves money. Take I.A.D. Sergeants for example. They rotate being on call. By contract, they should be compensated when on call. In lieu of compensation, they take home a car to which they are already assigned. One hour of on call overtime saved pays the gas for the week. A specialized unit Lieutenant doesn't put in for out of grade as a Watch Commander or put an overtime slip in because the take home car acts in lieu of overtime. A Tact Lt. works crazy hours and shifts filling in for the Watch Commander, the only perk for the position is the car. I am sure there are other spots that have take home cars for these reasons too. I agree, a lot of people have them for all the wrong reasons. But before we blast everyone that has a take home car, let's find out the real reasons for it.

8/26/2009 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crossing the street while a yuppie is texting/driving should be considered hazard pay!

8/26/2009 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF ???
now i gotta buy a car and pay for gas, ins etc...
hope all you non clouted guys are happy !

8/26/2009 04:24:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

How about they set up mugging stings on the northside. Maybe it just me but this is just a waste of time and resources.

If they want to run stings how about running a sting on the southside folks that play their own version of frogger on 63rd or 79th. Or how about running a sting for all the little pookies riding their bikes and playing chicken with on coming traffic.

The City is collapsing and the powers to be run a jaywalking sting. This "sting" just seems a great way to sum up J-Fed's tenure. He could fuck up a wet dream!

8/26/2009 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was almost rear ended in that area the other night while slowing down for some dumbbell yuppie in the crosswalk. Teds dead yuppies.

8/26/2009 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly believe that cars should have the right of way on streets. Am I wrong for thinking this way?

8/26/2009 04:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What better way to prepare for the loss of take home cars than to get people out walking again!

8/26/2009 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can just imagine the anger at SCC for helping to expose the misuse of take home cars. I'm looking forward to the screaming!

8/26/2009 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya right we have all heard this before.

8/26/2009 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This department is an embaresment.

Who gives a fuck about who gets a take home car? Only little whiney bitches! If you think any perceived savings will help the street po po, forget it. You take a car away from a mope boss you still have a mope boss.

Issues of substance that will directly effect you should be your concern. How about getting rid of the over abundance of exempt spots? There are comanders with very small commands. Cut the waste there.

8/26/2009 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA,BULLSHIT!

8/26/2009 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE NARCOTICS GUYS?

THEY NEED THOSE VEHICLES FOR ALL THOSE GREAT BUY BUST THEY DO!

8/26/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jaywalking stings are next!

8/26/2009 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cars? How about License and Prostitution? What emergencies has EG gone out on lately - or the sergeants - or some PO's for that matter. Oh boy!

8/26/2009 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We could have had are very own Senator Kennedy incident of driving a bimbo into the Chicago River and getting away with murder.

8/26/2009 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pancake breakfast must have worked cause the copwatch radicals were out in force tonight filming every move the police made in uptown.

8/26/2009 12:21:00 AM

What did they do? Film you telling criminals to go home like the Uptown Update video.

8/26/2009 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone else think the gas guzzler J-Fed drives is a waste? Why does he need such a big a--car There are only 3 people ever in the thing at one time!

8/26/2009 08:10:00 AM  
Blogger peach said...

in reply to the comment of 8-26 at 148 am..this incident does no credit to the police dept..of which i am a family member..and the nurse well within her rights..i hope the supervisor who tried to sooth this isnt hurt by the appalling actions of this po..and that he uses better judgement on the street.god keep you all safe ..

8/26/2009 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

POLICE SUPT. JODY WEIS, it is time for you, President Obama, Mayor Daley and Gov. Quinn to call in the National Guard to help stop this slaughter of innocent kids and folks throughout our city, particularly on the South and West sides. Just because most times the gang-bangers are African-American or Hispanic and the victims are almost always black or Hispanic is no reason not to forcefully protect Chicago's citizens.

Most African-American kids and Hispanics are just trying to go to school and make a living. Decent citizens are not packing pistols, so how can they protect themselves out here in the streets? I am not going to name all of the young people and adults who have been shot down like dogs in our streets in just the last couple of weeks. Just buy a newspaper (the Sun-Times, of course) and find out for yourself . . . so you can get depressed and angry like the rest of us who are sick and tired of reading about death, corruption and destruction in Chicago.

Bring in the National Guard or let go some of those hidden funds and hire more policemen and give them more power. There should be cops patroling the high-crime areas to the degree that criminals will think first before committing crimes. If you think all this violence is going to stay confined to the inner-city neighborhoods and won't affect other communities, you are wrong. The bolder the criminals get, all lives are in danger no matter what color you are. Even politicians will be ducking bullets.

go stella ...from tues. sun-times!

8/26/2009 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All take home cars should be marked cars. If these Exempt/Immune mutts are really so important that they must be on call for emergencies the certainly a marked car would get them there faster.

8/26/2009 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have you guys ever driven in 023, 019, or 018? pedestrians are self-centered targets. they are always on their phones, looking at their i pod, or reading while they walk, heck! i have even seen women applaying make up on their way to the bus stop or the el. they have this "jump into the street mentality", and they never look to see if there is a car coming. these idiots need to learn that when you are walking...you should concentrate on that, not anything else!!! and then you have the cyclist, who think they have the right of way. now we are wastinng MANPOWER doing this crosswalk sting? meanwhile kids are getting shot or grazed by lost bullets.

8/26/2009 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "haves" vs. the "have nots"

If you have a car, you want to keep it, if you don't, fuck those who do.

I understand completely the opinions of those without towards those who do. But what if one of you gets in one of those positions? Would you still have that thought?

Never give up something once you got it, whether it's salary, vacation time, health insurance, anything. Cars are gone for a lot of people and they probably won't be back. That was something given up. Not good.

8/26/2009 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
For starters, I do not have a take home car. Some that do, shouldn't. Some that do, should. Not all take home cars are strictly for perks. Some are to offset other compensation. SCC has pointed out the financial savings of eliminating the take home car but has overlooked, or is not aware of some of the reasons for it, which in of itself saves money. Take I.A.D. Sergeants for example. They rotate being on call. By contract, they should be compensated when on call. In lieu of compensation, they take home a car to which they are already assigned......

Shame on them for allowing the city to violate the contract. Maybe if we stuck together more, like the firefighters, we would be stronger at negotiating time. But as usual police officers are independent thinkers and worried about whats in it for me!!!

8/26/2009 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Combine a couple of the above ideas.

Exempt on bicycles, and riding thru the more interesting areas of the city? An automatic decoy mission, with the bosses able to exert their exemplary policing skills that meritoriously earned them their exalted ranks.

Added bonus, cut down on the roundbottom whales sitting in their command chairs. They get healthy to continue exorting the troops?

8/26/2009 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In lieu of compensation, they take home a car to which they are already assigned. One hour of on call overtime saved pays the gas for the week. A specialized unit Lieutenant doesn't put in for out of grade as a Watch Commander or put an overtime slip in because the take home car acts in lieu of overtime. A Tact Lt. works crazy hours and shifts filling in for the Watch Commander, the only perk for the position is the car. I am sure there are other spots that have take home cars for these reasons too.

They volunteered for those spots and gave up their contactual rights. Nobody twisted their arms.They can always go back to patrol. So quit the whining

8/26/2009 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened at Illinois Masonic hospital where nurse LH filed a lawsuit against an officer?

8/26/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you fucking kidding me??? all these robberies and they are concerned with people not yielding to peds who dart out into traffic??? un fucking believeable!!!

8/26/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OLD*6970 said...
WTF? MAYBE THE GUARDIAN ANGELS COULD WORK AS VOLUNTEER PATROL
BOYS AND LET PO'S DO REAL PO WORK...

8/26/2009 12:22:00 AM


Or maybe they could watch cop watch morons,and when cop watch interferes the angels could lock them up and kick their sissy ass!

8/26/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
For starters, I do not have a take home car. Some that do, shouldn't. Some that do, should. Not all take home cars are strictly for perks. Some are to offset other compensation. SCC has pointed out the financial savings of eliminating the take home car but has overlooked, or is not aware of some of the reasons for it, which in of itself saves money. Take I.A.D. Sergeants for example. They rotate being on call. By contract, they should be compensated when on call. In lieu of compensation, they take home a car to which they are already assigned. One hour of on call overtime saved pays the gas for the week. A specialized unit Lieutenant doesn't put in for out of grade as a Watch Commander or put an overtime slip in because the take home car acts in lieu of overtime. A Tact Lt. works crazy hours and shifts filling in for the Watch Commander, the only perk for the position is the car. I am sure there are other spots that have take home cars for these reasons too. I agree, a lot of people have them for all the wrong reasons. But before we blast everyone that has a take home car, let's find out the real reasons for it.

8/26/2009 03:50:00 AM

Ok boss start your own blog, and get your oil changed on the clunker in the garage assclown!

8/26/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

retarded, ass-kissing Yes Men & Women who "volunteered" for this

or kind of like the retarded ass kissing yes man who works the desk in 011 and when the captain says jump, this douch screams HOW HIGH?!?! a little ironic, GP, dont ya think??? Kind of like the pot calling the kettle black there, JEA-NYUS!!!

8/26/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With their stupid J-walking stings, another victim was pistol-whipped and robbed by two young African-American males in the 800 block of Webster early this morning.

Mayor Daley must realize that Lincoln Parkers will no longer tolerate these predators in the most affluent and heavily-taxed neighborhood in the city.

8/26/2009 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT remember a few weeks ago the incident at Illinois Masonic Hosp? well the nurse LH has filed a lawsuit against the officer. why work anymore, seriously, let his fucken city burn

8/26/2009 01:48:00 AM

is this the incident where the 019 copper (MR) broke out the cuffs and ordered the HEAD FUCKING NURSE TO PUT HER HANDS BEHIND HER BACK because she wasnt moving fast enough on a dui blood draw??? This is what lawsuits are made for! Im glad she sued! I hope she wins big time, and even a few punitive bucks too!! We are our own worst enemies! And in this situation, I agree with the nurse!

8/26/2009 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Tact Lt. works crazy hours and shifts filling in for the Watch Commander, the only perk for the position is the car.

give me a fucking break! If w/c has no othehr perks, if they work crazy hours and dont put in yellow slips as you claim, then why is it every fucking boss Lt or higher has at least 3000 hours on the books where Im at??? 3000 HOURS MINIMUM!!! The day Captain has over 6500! So are we suppose to believe this clown was such a hard worker in his days before he donned the white shirt that he accrued all this c/u in court? PLEASE!!! W/c spoon feed themselves hours and even sign off on their own slips! So stop acting like you bosses have it so rough that a take home car is the one little perk! I go to court every week, some times 2 or 3 times... I have 10 years on and I have recently just broke over 1000 hours... so go tell your sob story to someone who will buy your bullshit!

8/26/2009 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city is taking away some cars but will allow whoever to lease cars for about $150 a month. The city will pay for the maintenance of the cars, but will not pay for gas.

8/26/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By leasing the cars, it will be harder for the public to spot the abuses going on.

8/26/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT remember a few weeks ago the incident at Illinois Masonic Hosp? well the nurse LH has filed a lawsuit against the officer. why work anymore, seriously, let his fucken city burn

-- Start writing on your DUI reports that nurse so & so refused to draw blood. Time for the State to step in and educate the health care professionals about their requirements for DUI's

8/26/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT remember a few weeks ago the incident at Illinois Masonic Hosp? well the nurse LH has filed a lawsuit against the officer. why work anymore, seriously, let his fucken city burn

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Please tell me you're kidding. I hope this shit isn't true because this will ruin the good relationship between the Police Officers and Nurses/Doctors. Illinois Masonic Hospital Staffs are known for being Police haters for unknown reason.

8/26/2009 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For starters, I do not have a take home car. Some that do, shouldn't. Some that do, should. Not all take home cars are strictly for perks. Some are to offset other compensation. SCC has pointed out the financial savings of eliminating the take home car but has overlooked, or is not aware of some of the reasons for it, which in of itself saves money. Take I.A.D. Sergeants for example. They rotate being on call. By contract, they should be compensated when on call. In lieu of compensation, they take home a car to which they are already assigned. One hour of on call overtime saved pays the gas for the week. A specialized unit Lieutenant doesn't put in for out of grade as a Watch Commander or put an overtime slip in because the take home car acts in lieu of overtime. A Tact Lt. works crazy hours and shifts filling in for the Watch Commander, the only perk for the position is the car. I am sure there are other spots that have take home cars for these reasons too. I agree, a lot of people have them for all the wrong reasons. But before we blast everyone that has a take home car, let's find out the real reasons for it.

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I'm sure thats how it's supposed to work in theory. Bosses have never been known to give themselves early ducks.

This is a point in time where Districts have broken vehicles and there are no pool cars to replace them. The problem could be resolved by placing the take home cars in the patrol fleet.

The condition of the vehicles that the patrol officer is forced to use is such that, I would be absolutely ashamed to make use of a take home car.

In any case, I was under the impression that a bosse's compensation was their salary.
Silly me

8/26/2009 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is about time "they" looked at take home cars and there abuses. The city could save money and save jobs. The city is more concerned about the OLYMPICS. Last night at the town hall meeting,the Mayor made PINOCCHIO look good. VOTE PLEASE

8/26/2009 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have more respect for the parasitic scum called TSA's than I do for you.

8/26/2009 03:30:00 AM"


Boy, that kinda harsh, don't ya think?

8/26/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I honestly believe that cars should have the right of way on streets. Am I wrong for thinking this way?

8/26/2009 04:52:00 AM"


No, just realistic.

8/26/2009 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they should have dressed some of these jaywalking copper decoys up to look like king richard--- instead of applying the brakes many of the motorists would have "gunned" it in an attempt to run him down....

8/26/2009 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.

Any truth to the rumors of stripping P.O.s in 025 for years old beefs?

8/26/2009 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is a understaffed CPD,why does not FOP make the public aware of this fact.
If the city has a budget for 13,500 Sworn Members, and only has about 10,000, where are those funds going?
Why will no one touch this issue ?

8/26/2009 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

90% of Lincoln Parkers are asking themselves right now,,,jaywalking stings when street robberies are our biggest concerns,,,Only Jody's bosses could be so imbecilic to think that this would be a good publicity stunt,,,If you were going to do it, do it on Addison just west of Pulaski, you know where kids have been killed and the perception wouldn't be,,,ummm people are getting mugged so they are worried about pedestrian crosswalks,,I really feel bad for the CPD, the average patrolman, with this type of management.

I say take every upper level person, demote them, then put every patrolman's name in a lottery, and randomly fill spots from the top down, no doubt at least you'd have some leaders with common sense and street experience. (I'm not joking about this idea)

---not a cop--but not that not a cop---

8/26/2009 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I honestly believe that cars should have the right of way on streets. Am I wrong for thinking this way?

8/26/2009 04:52:00 AM

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exactly! All this "stop, it's state law" bullshit has told people it's okay not to watch where they are walking.

When I was a kid growing up in the city, I was taught to look both ways and wait for an opening in traffic. When it was safe to cross, you crossed, looking both ways beforehand. If it even looked resonably like it might kinda be a close call - you ran or jogged across so as not to cause the motorist to have to slow down much if at all, and to get your ass out of the way of a 3000lb machine that can smash you like a bug.

This bullshit is almost as asinine as people feeling bad about those struck by trains. WATCH WHERE YOU ARE GOING IDIOTS!

8/26/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the take home cars; good. When I was a manager at my previous job I had call out responsibilities and was called out often.

I didn't get a take home car. I didn't get reimbursed. I didn't make 100k. And I didn't have clout. Hrmmm... what's the connection?

Cry yourselves to sleep clout babies and go fuck yourself while your at it.

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Wow...Lighten up Francis...you obviously have resentment issues.

8/26/2009 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a reliable source at HQ that says all the take home cars will be replaced with take home Segways! Bank on it!

8/26/2009 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous RepublicanCowboy said...

It would be nice to see some of those cars replace or make up for a lack of cars in the district. Whether they be marked or unmarked. Hell you can't even get a pool car in Area2, and your lucky if you can beg for one from Area1. Oh well the Tactical foot patrols seem to be the way of the future. Fucking "jaywalking" stings......what has this come too......

8/26/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or how about running a sting for all the little pookies riding their bikes and playing chicken with on coming traffic.

Why in the hell would you want to stop that!!

8/26/2009 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Tact Lt. works crazy hours and shifts filling in for the Watch Commander

are you f'ing kidding me? where and which tact lt does this?

8/26/2009 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger SOAP said...

NOW THIS IS GETTING OUT OF HAND.
THEY NEED TO DO THESE STINGS ON MADISON AVE BY PULASKI
OR
119TH AND MICHIGAN
WERE THE REALLY TAX PAYERS ARE AT.

8/26/2009 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT remember a few weeks ago the incident at Illinois Masonic Hosp? well the nurse LH has filed a lawsuit against the officer. why work anymore, seriously, let his fucken city burn

whoa wait a second.. im a police officer and even i know that this guy acted like a complete asshole. he got what was coming to him. why are you defending the actions of this clown.. hes got to go on a power trip and throw a nurse into handcuffs.. lets not forget boys and girls they may not be the police but they are on the same team. i always treat doctors and nurses with the upmost respect. nurses have very hard jobs having to deal with the animal. the only difference is that they have to be nice to them... at least we can just drive away and not care. this guy got what he deserved. my apologies to the nurses at illinois masonic. you always treat us good and dont paint us all with the same brush as this idiot.

8/26/2009 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What better way to prepare for the loss of take home cars than to get people out walking again!

8/26/2009 06:07:00 AM
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Yeah ok....Tell that to DUDE as he strut his stuff and mosey 'cross Ashland ave. on the southside with his pants round his ass and hand in his cheeto bag!

8/26/2009 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in traffic court and the judge threw every yield to pedestrian ticket out. He kept asking the accused to turn around and face the crowd for victim identification. The S.A. kept whispering to him it was a sting operation but I don't think the judge understood what he was whispering about. All in all pretty funny. The copper who wrote the tickets just kept smiling and shaking his head while staring at something interesting on the floor. W T F ????? Ha HA HA

8/26/2009 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can just imagine the anger at SCC for helping to expose the misuse of take home cars. I'm looking forward to the screaming!

8/26/2009 06:13:00 AM

Actually its a direct reaction to the Slum times reporting the CTA abuse of take home cars!

8/26/2009 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wc's going on doc mission and never leave office or go for lunch
check the gps on wc's car
sounds like a false official report

8/26/2009 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Most taggers get off as the victim doesn't show up in court. I suggest anyone who gave $$$ to the Police Memorial Foundation shows for this court hearing.

Four teens arrested for tagging Chicago Police memorial
August 26, 2009 9:57 AM | No Comments
Four teenagers are in custody after they spray-painted a memorial near Soldier Field honoring slain Chicago police officers and their families, authorities said.

Police arrested three 17-year-olds -- two females and one male -- and a 15-year-old boy, said Chicago News Affairs Officer Michael Fitzpatrick.

The teens were arrested at about 3:05 a.m. after police on routine patrol saw them running from the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, Fitzpatrick said.

The teens used red spray paint to tag words on the north end of the memorial in the 1400 block of South Museum Campus Drive, just east of Soldier Field on Chicago Park District land, police said. The tagging was neither gang-related nor anti-police, Fitzpatrick said.

8/26/2009 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
For starters, I do not have a take home car. Some that do, shouldn't. Some that do, should. Not all take home cars are strictly for perks. Some are to offset other compensation. SCC has pointed out the financial savings of eliminating the take home car but has overlooked, or is not aware of some of the reasons for it, which in of itself saves money. Take I.A.D. Sergeants for example. They rotate being on call. By contract, they should be compensated when on call. In lieu of compensation, they take home a car to which they are already assigned. One hour of on call overtime saved pays the gas for the week. A specialized unit Lieutenant doesn't put in for out of grade as a Watch Commander or put an overtime slip in because the take home car acts in lieu of overtime. A Tact Lt. works crazy hours and shifts filling in for the Watch Commander, the only perk for the position is the car. I am sure there are other spots that have take home cars for these reasons too. I agree, a lot of people have them for all the wrong reasons. But before we blast everyone that has a take home car, let's find out the real reasons for it.

8/26/2009 03:50:00 AM

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Thats ok wait unti the city starts getting the overtime bills. The gas and maintenace costs will seem small compared to that. And yes I have a take home car. It's their game and rules we just have to adapt and make them pay.

8/26/2009 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the city was on fire (and it is figuratively), shortshanks would still have us out there doing Operation Crosswalk . . . .

and beady eyes, while he pats you on the back with one hand will be holding onto a federal civil rights suit in the other hand if you slap the schmuck who hits you while you are curb side.

how come it doesnt feel like the department has our backs anymore?

8/26/2009 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We've already stated our opinion on people who go strolling out into traffic in this town." -- SCC

Huh?

People have to cross the street.

Enforcing the law to protect human life is a good thing.

8/26/2009 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is dumb

8/26/2009 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how bout a jaywalkin sting on corners where they sling dope 24hours a day
maybe they could make a drug arrest for time & a half
unreal we're working 1 man on 1st watch and ot for jay walkers

8/26/2009 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a reliable source at HQ that says all the take home cars will be replaced with take home Segways! Bank on it!

8/26/2009 12:13:00 PM
Anonymous RepublicanCowboy said...

It would be nice to see some of those cars replace or make up for a lack of cars in the district. Whether they be marked or unmarked. Hell you can't even get a pool car in Area2, and your lucky if you can beg for one from Area1. Oh well the Tactical foot patrols seem to be the way of the future. Fucking "jaywalking" stings......what has this come too......

8/26/2009 12:24:00 PM

They will be exempt pool cars, the others will be HQ motor pool.
You flatfeet will never see them.

8/26/2009 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Huh?

People have to cross the street.

Enforcing the law to protect human life is a good thing.

8/26/2009 03:22:00 PM"


That's what stop signs and traffic lights are for.

Every 2 to 4 blocks.

8/26/2009 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Everyone complains about the corruption in Chicago with both the Democrats and Republicans. Hoffman is running for the Senate now. Time to put up or shut up!

8/26/2009 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime thru the roof and your writing tickets to good citizens in nice areas of the city!
Nice job, can't give police a raise for 2 years, no contract, more killing in Chicago than Afganistan and Iraq combined.
Gross Mismanagement at it's best!
Get an event # and have another seat belt mission.
Disregard CRIME altogether.
Nice Job City Hall!!!!

8/26/2009 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
OT remember a few weeks ago the incident at Illinois Masonic Hosp? well the nurse LH has filed a lawsuit against the officer. why work anymore, seriously, let his fucken city burn
8/26/2009 01:48:00 AM

1. PO should have got a Sgt
2. PO should have talked to nurse's supervisor
3. PO should have done the DUI with all refusals listed.
4. File complaint against nurse and hospital with hospital accreditation board. They are required to draw the blood in a timely manner. Also AMA!
5. I'm just a Po like you all, but cover your ass first. Simply document the facts!

8/26/2009 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"is this the incident where the 019 copper (MR) broke out the cuffs and ordered the HEAD FUCKING NURSE TO PUT HER HANDS BEHIND HER BACK because she wasnt moving fast enough on a dui blood draw???

8/26/2009 09:16:00 AM"



Uh, not exactly.


From another thread:


"Hard job or not, they are required to follow the law...

As stated here, she REFUSED to do a blood draw on a DUI patient, AS REQUIRED BY LAW, and after repeated requests by the arresting officer.

As stated here, she admitted to refusing to do the blood draw because she called the hospital legal office and they had not gotten back to her, (not legal grounds to REFUSE).

As stated here, she was arrested for obstructing a lawful police investigation. She DID obstruct.

As stated here, the nurse was released by a ranking department exempt, (street deputy?), who I blame for her suit.

Did the officer overstep his legal bounds... I don't think so.

Oh, and by the way. THEIR hospital requires numerous City of Chicago & State of Illinois licenses in order to operate legally, which, arguably, makes it OUR hospital.


8/25/2009 09:45:00 PM"


Any chance you've changed your opinion on this matter?

8/26/2009 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Tact Lt. works crazy hours and shifts filling in for the Watch Commander, the only perk for the position is the car.

give me a fucking break! If w/c has no othehr perks, if they work crazy hours and dont put in yellow slips as you claim, then why is it every fucking boss Lt or higher has at least 3000 hours on the books where Im at??? 3000 HOURS MINIMUM!!! The day Captain has over 6500! So are we suppose to believe this clown was such a hard worker in his days before he donned the white shirt that he accrued all this c/u in court? PLEASE!!! W/c spoon feed themselves hours and even sign off on their own slips! So stop acting like you bosses have it so rough that a take home car is the one little perk! I go to court every week, some times 2 or 3 times... I have 10 years on and I have recently just broke over 1000 hours... so go tell your sob story to someone who will buy your bullshit!

-------------------------------
Hey punk, alot of us old timers went to court 2 or 3 times a week, if not more, just at branch court. Some of us were involved in homicide trials, agg batt trials, police shootings trials, which could last days up to weeks. When you work midnights as a detective, it adds up over the years. Add another ten years as a sgt, then five as a lt, you got .30hrs each day, and now .45 hrs each day you work. At the rate you're going, if you get promoted, you too can have thousands of hours.

Dont get me wrong, the guys who stole like your former hero supt Cline with over 10,000 hours and his hand puppet Grau. Go yell at them, they were the throw in a slip whenever your team worked ot crew of yore.

8/26/2009 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CAN YOU SAY OLYMPIC $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$'s

8/26/2009 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like 4 Sept is D-Day....We will see the truly clouted ones, lets start a list:
IAD
Admin Exempts(especially non-sworn)
People at the Academy
.
.
.

8/26/2009 01:21:00 AM


IAD is losing their cars-from Lieutenant down.

8/26/2009 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wc's going on doc mission and never leave office or go for lunch
check the gps on wc's car
sounds like a false official report

Not our WC in 004. He rock and rolls with us.

8/26/2009 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Tact Lt. works crazy hours and shifts filling in for the Watch Commander

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

So where is the W/C office, in Milwaukee? IT'S DOWN THE FUCKING HALL!

8/26/2009 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Yup! That'll fix all that ails this city.


Jaywalking stings while the white tee shirts swoop down and fly the unsuspecting, texting, twittering, ipod-ing Lincoln Parkers away to have their pleasure with them...

Not that the very notion isn't amusing enough but as one sharp poster related, it's all about revenue for 42 extra-short. Outstanding play in pointing that out to the citizen/complainant and putting it directly on 42 x/s himself. We do recall something about the rights and DUTIES of pedestrians. The duties portion being blissfully ignored even when said ped (or cyclist) strolls/rolls that oblivious ass directly into traffic.

P.S... Shortshanks sez, sorry... SUCKAAHHS!

8/26/2009 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

throw a nurse into handcuffs.. lets not forget boys and girls they may not be the police but they are on the same team. i always treat doctors and nurses with the upmost respect.

--Maybe the nurse shouldn't have obstructed his investigation. They HAVE to do the blood draw by state law. When a hospital calls to report a dui driver being treated there, you have to jump and process it or you will be taking time. Too bad if she doesn't want to go to a dui trial and testify.
I have been treated well at some hospitals and treated like shit at others.
We may not always like the job we have to do, but we still have to do it. So goes for the nurse.

8/26/2009 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

O/T:

WTF?

City of Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman is running for Senator???

This is the Daley Inc. criminal syndicate m/o of co-opting/buying/silencing/destroying those who could shine a light on their misdeeds and malfeasance.

Whither the investigation into the theft/misappropriation of funds from municipal employee pensions by the royal nephew Vanecko and lick spittle contributor A. Davis?

We smell another rotund rodent rotting in the walls...

8/26/2009 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All take home cars should be marked cars. If these Exempt/Immune mutts are really so important that they must be on call for emergencies the certainly a marked car would get them there faster.

8/26/2009 08:14:00 AM

Give all the exempt unmarked cars with the 'Municipal Police' license plates on them :)

8/26/2009 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This copper in 019 that is being sued by the nurse. Is he the same guy that is known for DUI'ng other coppers?

8/26/2009 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOW THIS IS GETTING OUT OF HAND.
THEY NEED TO DO THESE STINGS ON MADISON AVE BY PULASKI
OR
119TH AND MICHIGAN
WERE THE REALLY TAX PAYERS ARE AT.

8/26/2009 01:14:00 PM

You got me thinking there.....Why is it that the "Residential/ commercial" areas such as Irving/Austin, Belmont/Central, 6 corners, etc,etc, have parking meters, but all along Madison street (another residential/ commercial area) there are no meters??? Just wondering...

8/26/2009 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We've already stated our opinion on people who go strolling out into traffic in this town." -- SCC
Huh?
People have to cross the street.
Enforcing the law to protect human life is a good thing.

8/26/2009 03:22:00 PM

Please go back to Oak Park.
SCC doesn't mean those actually trying to cross the street, but rather those who cross just for the sake of crossing, looking to win the ghetto lotto.

8/26/2009 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does Lt. MB from 020 use his take home car to drive to his hockey games? Why does this guy even have a take home car ?he never works strange hours. Wait strike that. He doesn't even work conventional hours he just watches TV in his office.

8/26/2009 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what lawsuits are made for! Im glad she sued! I hope she wins big time, and even a few punitive bucks too!! We are our own worst enemies! And in this situation, I agree with the nurse!


GFYS..this my friends is what the police dept has come to, brain trust like this poster child for the new police. dont wory honey you'll be back on the bosses lap real soon or bent over a desk some where for your stripes..or bars..you FUCKING IDIOT..LIFM..man what a waste of skin...

8/26/2009 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Most taggers get off as the victim doesn't show up in court. I suggest anyone who gave $$$ to the Police Memorial Foundation shows for this court hearing.


I would but they took my car away.

8/26/2009 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ticketing citizens who fail to stop for pedestrians who are cops will make Shortshanks money.

********************
Sounds like entrapment to me.
It's only a matter of time before a court challenge is launched.

8/26/2009 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IAD is losing their cars, except for a pool of cars for call out jobs like when dumb asses get locked up.

8/26/2009 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

26/2009 12:41:00 PM

Anonymous said...
A Tact Lt. works crazy hours and shifts filling in for the Watch Commander

are you f'ing kidding me? where and which tact lt does this?
NOT IN 007!
Prima Donna has banker's hours.

8/26/2009 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I hear Tom Dart is thinking for running for Mayor. I believe he could win without any problem.

8/26/2009 10:45:00 AM


Another heavy weight political fuck. How is he better than Daley?

8/26/2009 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For starters, I do not have a take home car. Some that do, shouldn't. Some that do, should. Not all take home cars are strictly for perks. Some are to offset other compensation. SCC has pointed out the financial savings of eliminating the take home car but has overlooked, or is not aware of some of the reasons for it, which in of itself saves money. Take I.A.D. Sergeants for example. They rotate being on call. By contract, they should be compensated when on call. In lieu of compensation, they take home a car to which they are already assigned. One hour of on call overtime saved pays the gas for the week. A specialized unit Lieutenant doesn't put in for out of grade as a Watch Commander or put an overtime slip in because the take home car acts in lieu of overtime. A Tact Lt. works crazy hours and shifts filling in for the Watch Commander, the only perk for the position is the car. I am sure there are other spots that have take home cars for these reasons too. I agree, a lot of people have them for all the wrong reasons. But before we blast everyone that has a take home car, let's find out the real reasons for it.



Listen dickhead none of those are bid spots. They are all phone call spots. You dont like go back to patrol.

8/26/2009 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad the officers and supervisors involved in this "Jaywalking Sting" in Lakeview didn't happen to
on-view a strong arm robbery
while conducting it. Making
an arrest out there with all
of the sudden surge in SERIOUS
CRIME out there would have
almost made the so-called
"sting" a whole lot less
ridiculous.

8/27/2009 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wc's going on doc mission and never leave office or go for lunch
check the gps on wc's car
sounds like a false official report

Not our WC in 004. He rock and rolls with us.

Our field Lt. in 024 is the same way, rolls on all the heavy calls, even signs out a shotgun every night. It's refreshing to see a boss out there who is still the police.

8/27/2009 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you can't cross the street on your own you shouldn't leave the house.

8/27/2009 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a Tact Lt. who is also a Bid Lt. is sent to another District he does not get time and 1/2 like other Bid Lt's. But he has the car so that's the story. Take away the car then the Lt will not only do more work for the same pay he will get less pay. Good luck finding someone to be Tact Lt. They will eliminate the position first. Free up 25 Lt's for W/C duty and not have to make a class of Lt's. Take down the list which will settle the lawsuit by the Sgt's association at the same time. The W/c will be responsible for the Tact team which is in uniform anyway. You think that is going to change? think again. Did you know that the city is not getting anymore unmarked vehicles for patrol either, no more tact cars. The end is near for Tact Lt's and Tact overall. now you have the whole story.

8/27/2009 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen dickhead none of those are bid spots. They are all phone call spots. You dont like go back to patrol.

8/26/2009 11:29:00 PM

Well put, but that still doesn't change the fact that someone has to do those jobs. And for the aggravation, a perk is nice.

If you were in those shoes, you wouldn't give anything up.

8/27/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not reading all the treads on this one, but an east coast cop friend of mine said they are doing this "sting" where he is because of a federal grant.

If this is true all I have to say is, WTF!! My tax dollars could be used for more serious issues.

And if it is not a grant from DC, I say all the more, what the fuck?!?!

8/27/2009 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of tact teams
let the wc assign the workers to special missions
most tact are political spots and many officers on the watch do alot more work
tact teams 1 hour roll call 2 hour lunches 1 bag dope arrest and go home 1 hour early

8/28/2009 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

I can cross the street on my own, but some drivers prefer I didn't attempt to cross the street in between the two white lines, on a green light, with a sign flashing the word "walk" or a sign showing a "walking human figure".

I don't text or anything else, while crossing. In fact, sometimes I have to run in between the two white lines, on a green light, with a sign flashing the word "walk" or a sign showing a "walking human figure", just to get across alive.

Visit Peterson & Cicero, Irving Park & Pulaski (with its' no turn on red), Irving Park & Keystone and Irving Park, Cicero & Milwaukee sometime, because it's a daily occurance.

8/29/2009 07:02:00 AM  

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