Sunday, September 13, 2009

Assailant Killed by Hero Officer

We're getting damn sick and tired of the bullshit headlines and urban myths perpetrated by the media lately. How about instead of always casting the police in the worst light possible, you media trolls actually study the law, read the law and interpret the law as written? So much claptrap, so little time:
  • An off-duty Chicago Police officer fatally shot a man he witnessed shooting another person Friday afternoon in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.

    The off-duty officer saw a man shooting someone at 69th Street and South King Drive about 3:30 p.m., according to police News Affairs Officer Michael Fitzpatrick.

    When the officer announced his presence, the offender ran away and the officer gave chase, Fitzpatrick said. The chase continued to the 6800 block of South Eberhart Avenue at which point the offender, who had already refused to drop his weapon, pointed his gun at the officer.

  • The original victim shot in the King Drive shooting was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in "stable" condition, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford. He said the second shooting victim was dead on the scene at 68th and Eberhart.

    Police recovered a gun at the scene, Fitzpatrick said. The officer was not injured.

Hey Langford, you asshole, the second person is the OFFENDER. Get it straight you dumbfuck.

So we have an original victim with a bullet hole in him and a gun recovered. Has the victim identified the dead shooter as the OFFENDER? His initial descriptions match:
  • The source said the victim of the shooting on 69th and King, who was recovering at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, provided a description of his assailant that matched that of Harris.

    The source said the victim knew Harris, and the two had been feuding during the last few days.

Family members even admit the victim and OFFENDER were feuding previously?! We can hardly wait for the GSR tests. This just gets better and better.

But the topper is this video from FoxNews Chicago. Go watch it quickly before it disappears down the memory hole.



That quote at the 2:00 minute mark? Classic ghetto uneducated bullshit. "Off duty police officers...they... they don't supposed to shoot to kill." FoxNews ought to be castigated and run out of town for even broadcasting that crap. Have any of these idiots even read State Law? Obviously not, but evidently, according to auntie, we can only shoot to maim, cripple and frighten, and we're sure she has some sort of law degree that makes her the most brilliant legal mind since King Solomon.

Let's call this what it was - an aggravated battery offender and mediocre basketball player settling a street fight with a pistol who got caught red-handed by a heroic off-duty Officer who then chased the offender at great risk to the Officer's own life as demonstrated by the offender's reckless disregard of lawful and legal orders to stop, along with the offender pointing the weapon at the off-duty Officer in violation of numerous statutes, and finally the Officer lawfully and justifiably killing the Offender for his previous and continued offenses resulting in much celebration by the actual taxpaying public and Officers who don't have to mourn a fallen comrade.

Try writing that story once, media asshats.

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155 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The offender chose...poorly.

9/13/2009 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just getting tired of the whole thing around here.

9/13/2009 12:14:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

Here is your new definition of dumber than shit.



The Barbarians have breached the gates........

Let loose the Dogs of War........


God Bless the CPD.......


God Save the the United States....

9/13/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Off duty police officers...they... they don't supposed to shoot to kill."

Best line ever. This dummy needs to get a clue.

9/13/2009 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city is a Shit-HOLE!!! It is covered with ignorant people; citizens and the media. Why does anyone do a thing, especially off-duty? I took an oath and I love putting the bad-guy in jail but this is ridiculous!!!

9/13/2009 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job to the off-duty!!!! This media is so full of s***. Tired of seeing these bogus graduation pictures. I hope this ass rots in hell.

9/13/2009 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FIRST OFF: Glad to see the ODPO is O.K! Glad to see another useless oxygen thief is off the street, permanently!

I have to say, I worked a side job a while ago, and had a chance to meet Tera Williams, and talk to her one on one. She is really “Pro Police”! She’s going to try and get info out of you, but, that’s her job. She admittedly reads S.C.C, I don’t know if she’s a fan, but she is on this blog. You have to admit, not only being “easy on the eyes”; she did get a good one in at about 1:30, “Is it possible he had a gun, and you didn’t see it?”

As far as the "Off duty police officers...they... they don't supposed to shoot to kill.” well, I’m hoping that FOX is actually trying to make them seem like, well, as SCC put it: “Classic ghetto uneducated bullshit.” but I kinda know better.... sad.
Its still fashonable to go after the police.

(Tera: Nice book you got with your award, and yes, I was just worried about the earings!)

9/13/2009 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job by the ODPO and showed an enormous set of balls to take such brave action while off-duty. As for the "auntie" having a law degree, she may not have one, but, you know damn well that she will find some scumbag with a degree and attempt to collect on her dead , OFFENDER, relative. We'll see if jody will step up and push for the good fight so the city doesn't give away any of our hidden olympic dollars (sarcasm)! The most important thing here is the brave officer goes home to his family unharmed. Great job office !!!

9/13/2009 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also add that the offender who pointed a pistol at the officer will never again be able to spread his DNA!!!!!

9/13/2009 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, look. This is not going to be a popular opinion. They are right and we are wrong.

We should NEVER shoot to kill on the streets. We should always understand that the person who shot that other person has a RIGHT TO LIFE.

We, as trained professionals, need to be able to trick shoot in ANY situation. That's right folks, we need to be able to shoot the gun out of the hand of any offender.

Now, as I said, this won't be a popular opinion, but the savage, I mean the offender, does have a right, and more of a right, to life than say, a cop who happens upon an act of savagery.

Now, if we are employed by the city of Chicago to preserve life and property, how is it that we are not trained to the level of top circus performers to be able to shoot the gun out of the hands of offenders?

I, for one, am more than willing to undergo the training and necessary expenditure of ammunition to be at the level of trick shooter on the streets of Chicago. It would be completely unacceptable for Shortshanks, I mean His Honor Mayor Daley, not to provide this level of training for first responders.

Was it not just one day ago that Shortshanks, I mean His Honor Mayor Daley, stated that Chicago is as prepared for any terrorist attack than any city could be? Should we not be at the level of circus trick shooters instead of merely lowly camera monitors and report takers?

Of course we should. Now we know that Shortshanks, I mean His Honor Mayor Daley, wants only the best for the emergency first responders. This is why he is always on time with contracts. We should always be paid the same as aldermen and the mayor who vote themselves timely pay raises.

We should also, because we are paid so well to risk life and limb, be held to that higher standard they are always speaking of. And that standard, my brothers and sisters in arms, is the level necessary to shoot to wound and to shoot to incapacitate.

The days of shooting to neutralize a threat are OVER!. We need to accept that the world is changing and that the person who shot that other person with the intent to murder him has a RIGHT TO LIFE THAT IS SACRED!

How dare we not have the necessary level of training to trick shoot weapons out of hands and preserve that most sacred of rights....LIFE! I, for one, shall work to make this training deficiency priority number one.

Open those closed ranges for firearms training! Let the ammo flow freely! The time is now! If not us, then who? If not now, then when? Let's get this thing done and make this the happiest city in the world! TOGETHER WE CAN!

9/13/2009 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.........

IS IT TRUE THAT MAUER IS GONE.....TALKED TO SOME GUYS FROM AVIATION POLICE....DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT IT.....ANYONE KNOW MORE ?

9/13/2009 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got news for the folks out there.

There is no such thing as "shoot to wound".

If someone is firing a weapon they are shooting to kill. There are very few people who can shoot a weapon with that kind of accuracy and even those who can would need ideal "range" type circumstances to do it with a handgun.

I've said it before, but all these cowboy movies and police TV shows have given the general public a false idea about how easy it is to fire a handgun with accuracy.

9/13/2009 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E

Dude got caught commiting Agg Batt and they portray him as a poor helpless victim of circumstance.

To shithole's Auntie:
Was Your Nephew "shooting to kill" when HE shot his victim?

Was he thinking about his 8 month old daughter, or lack of Life Insurance while HE was pulling the trigger?

Now go pray that God forgives him for his own actions that got him killed.

Great job Officer. Glad you're alive and ok.

9/13/2009 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, you *could* go down the hero road here, but why?

has SCC ever seen a police-involved shooting they didn't like?

as a resident of chicago, i appreciate the work of the dept. i think it is heroism just to go to work as a cop in this city. however, celebrating this situation has the public questioning the police. why? because the public doesn't like when the government kills citizens in the most extreme circumstances- let alone while trying to flee.

the officer did good work. but was his life in danger when he drove after the kid? hopefully the court thinks so. however, chasing him, losing him, finding him, and shooting him (unarmed) in the back could require some fancy defense.

as it turns out, the hospitalized kid knows him. so this could likely have been handled without death, or several million of our taxpayer dollars going to the wrongful death suit.

by the way dude- you've got to get off your "victim/offender" hang-up. a victim as anyone killed or harmed by something or someone else. the word does distinguish intent, history, race, previous activities, or whatever the hell else you are assuming it does.

victim/offender may be police dept jargon, but for someone like the fire dept spokesperson, the word to describe the kid killed is victim.

sorry fella, it's just that english is english. you can't adjust the meaning of a word because your passionate about police work. look it up, then back off the terminology lessons.

good luck, and be safe.

9/13/2009 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tera.williams@foxtv.com

everyone write to her and let her know how we feel with her one-sided biased reporting. She portrays the P.O. as the bad guy and at the end looks for money for this guys funeral. Lets see how many emails we can send to her.

9/13/2009 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Doesn't this seem a little odd?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090913/ap_on_re_us/us_blagojevich_fundraiser_death

9/13/2009 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Auntie is one "stupid" MoFo !!!!!

Another future Brain Surgeon bites the dust !!!

9/13/2009 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love how auntie wasn't even on the scene but knew everthing about it. Glad to hear another bad guy is off the streets and an officer gets to go home safe.

9/13/2009 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't muster up anything else other than..... Jesus Christ?!

9/13/2009 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLTV had a clip in rotation where a young female witness is heard to say that the offender fired shots at the ODPO. What else needs to be said ?

9/13/2009 04:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite line was when asked if honor student Junior had a gun the reply was, "no, he didn't have no gun. He was trying to take the gun from the other dude. That was what the officer must have seent."
You can't make this shit up.

9/13/2009 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicagobreakingnews.com has WGN's version of the report that includes at the 1:00 minute mark, a description of the shooting from a neighborhood resident, Tashanna Purtty, who said "...he was runnin' from the PO-lice and he was shooting at the PO-lice at the same time, and I guess the PO-lice fired back...". Another video that will disappear shortly.

The Fox News version shows a family that appears to have been through their first interview with the lawyers, prepping for the inevitable lawsuit against the city and PO. Oh no, he don't own no gun, dey got da wrong guy, da gun was on a garage roof. Dey not postoo shoot to kill.

Fuck him! Nice kid or not, you shoot at the PO-lice and you should prepare to meet your maker!

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/09/
eberhart-avenue-woodlawn-south-side-officer-involved-shooting-chicago-police-northwestern-memorial-h.html

9/13/2009 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo!!! Encore!!! SCC Headline News!!

9/13/2009 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUTSTANDING POLICE WORK OFFICER. I'M GLAD YOU'RE OK AND THE PIECE OF SHIT IS DEAD.THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE....GOOD LUCK NOW IN HAVING TO DEAL WITH THAT TWO FACE SNAKE J-FART.


I/F

9/13/2009 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical! Ghetto lottery bell rings again. One by one I hope they eliminate each other!

Dont supposed to shoot ta kilt?

9/13/2009 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta remember, Fox News credo is "If it bleeds, it leads." Who wants to bet that the guy who was shot suddenly changes his story and announces it to the media first?

And of course, you always have to leave them wanting more. I love the ending, with mama just finishing her "Off duty officers ain't supposed to shoot to kill" speech, she then let's loose with "why was he in fear for his life when the gun was found on the roof." ????????? WTF was that all about?

But at least one thing is consistent. It never fails that the last photo they have of the deceased would be the one in the graduation cap and gown. Gee, I wonder what the kids' school record looked like?

9/13/2009 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait, maybe what Auntie meant was, when off duty you are not to shoot to kill. When on duty it is ok.

Also, it was a nice touch with reference to "baby daddy"

Any way, nice job officer.

9/13/2009 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

silly Civilians, learn the Law before speaking out, uneducated dolts...

9/13/2009 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good police work, but it ain't worth the risk of it back-fireing in your face, especially if offender and police officer are of a different race. Better off to AVOID all situations like this if at all possible. Be like the civilians who critisize us constantly, call 911, and report it, and move on. Say you are off duty and unarmed.

9/13/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the very first moment of the video the bias of the reporter and her sympathy for the dead OFFENDER are obvious. The way she stands, her facial expressions, her tone of voice, the mannerisms she uses all point to a blatant unobjective job of reporting a story. Very unprofessional.

9/13/2009 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On duty .. Off duty..

SORRY, I see a shooting in progress I look the other way..
FUCK doing anything anymore.

Are you listening Daley?

9/13/2009 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC you're wrong. Didn't you see the latest General Order issued late friday afternoon: "Shoot not to kilt policy while off duty."

You have to shoot a warning shot in the air, try and reason with armed offenders. If this doesn't work, you are required to shoot another warning shot, but this time in the ground. Lastly you have to carefully shoot and have your bullet enter in the offenders muzzle to disable their gun and make it inoperable.

9/13/2009 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Breaking News isn't even allowing comments on this one. Jagoffs.

9/13/2009 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad to see that the off duty was not injured--- it's amazing that he took the action that he did given the current climate we live in and the negative press given to the police on an almost daily basis....

9/13/2009 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous cREbralFIX said...

Those BABY pictures show how innocent Harris was! There's NO possible way that BABY was involved in a shooting. The press was accurately portraying the offender as he *was*.

Sheesh!!!!

9/13/2009 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fucking "media" can go fuck themselves. If I ever get the oppurtunity to show them my love I will. They are not champions of the truth....they are fucking liars that happen to be politically correct.These pricks will eventually reap what they sow and it will be a great day when that happens.

9/13/2009 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger Have it Better Than Most said...

SCC....
With regards to the comment
"Hey Langford, you asshole, the second person is the OFFENDER. Get it straight you dumbfuck."

Cut the guys a break, he is the media guy for the fire department, they only deal with "victims" regardless what the asshole did moments earler...

It's not like we did not have Monique here (police department spokesperson) calling offenders victims....Langford's comment is a non-issue, we have guys on our department that can't tell the difference.

9/13/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG What Bullshit reporting. I am so tired of the media and how we are portrayed. Great job Officer, To hell all the media jagbags.

9/13/2009 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tera did a good job, she asked "Is it possible he had a gun and you did not see it?" Tera can't be responsible for what the idots say but kudos to Fox for showing it so people can see how dumb they really are. So here are the new rules.
1. Do not fire until fired upon.
2. Don't shoot if a weapon is pointed at you because they may be trying to throw it on a roof or they just took it from a friend to protect them.
3. ask if they are a basketball star before you shoot.
4. Get permission from Auntie before you can shoot them
5. never shoot to kill

9/13/2009 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous lil' george said...

My biggest bitch is how the media always brings the offenders children into it. Working the ghetto, one thing stands out to me the most, and it's the utter lack of regard or caring for the children. The typical ghetto child is about #5 on their mommas agenda. Eating, drinking, fun and finding the next baby daddy all take precedence over their child. How many times have we gone to a domestic at 4am, 5am and had "highly intoxicated" baby momma acting the fool in front of her 4 little kids who are still up and running around? How many of us have seen baby momma (or sometimes daddy) walking a child to the liquor store at 2am so they can get their drink on? The screaming, yelling, drama in front of the kids? Unfortunately for the little kids, this is all they know and see. Unfortunately for them, baby momma and daddy want no responsibility for their choice to have kids. They are so selfish it's sickening. Yet, evertime a 15 year old honor student is killed the media will mention his 2 kids and how he loved them so much. These people could care two shits about their children and that's just a fact.

9/13/2009 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Chuck D said...

When are all of you fuckers gonna learn to shoot the guns outta the bad guys hands??? sheesh (WINK-WINK)

9/13/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This unfortunate situation has motivated me to make a modest donation, but I am not sure how to go about it. How does a civilian like me go about getting funds to that police officer so he/she can replace his/her spent ammo?

9/13/2009 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember acording ot Shequita, off duty polices ain't supposed to shoot to kill NO MATTER WHAT. So there you have it.

Good job by the off duty P.O. and fuck Fox News.

The broadcasters here should take notes from their brothers and sisters in Colorado on how to properly and accurately report a story

9/13/2009 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as a resident of chicago, i appreciate the work of the dept. i think it is heroism just to go to work as a cop in this city. however, celebrating this situation has the public questioning the police. why? because the public doesn't like when the government kills citizens in the most extreme circumstances- let alone while trying to flee.


There you go, how do you know the offender was unarmed? Not one of his relatives was on scene during the shooting. Someone claims that they were told by someone else that pooky had no gun. Prouduce that someone else.

Mama, auntie et al see pooky as a lottery ticket. They are not thinking about their government killing citizens.

Also, what does it matter if pooky knows his victim/target. That does not mitigate any violence.

9/13/2009 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0125
Learn the law, you are justified in shooting a fleeing felon to prevent escape if he has just committed an Agg Batt/Att murder even if he is unarmed. In this case he was armed so it is even better, justified on three separate issues. Fear of life, fleeing w/ gun, fleeing after causing great bodily harm(escape)

9/13/2009 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who fucking gives a shit about these ghetto mutts? they dont want the police in their hood anway. let em kill each other, i dont have to live there. great job to the odpo!

9/13/2009 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger larry said...

First off I'm glad the OFF DUTY OFFICER is ok.
I liked the graduation picture a painting no less LOL
he was 17 and had a 8 month old kid how old is the baby mama.
Hey auntie you should have taught you're nephew better one less pos out there now.

9/13/2009 10:11:00 AM  
Blogger mr taggart said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.........

IS IT TRUE THAT MAUER IS GONE.....TALKED TO SOME GUYS FROM AVIATION POLICE....DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT IT.....ANYONE KNOW MORE ?

9/13/2009 01:13:00 AM
yea and i heard weis is gone, daley is gone and the rest of the white shirts are gone

9/13/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the ghetto folks say "he don't usually act like that", no ma'am not "usually" but this time he hads a loaded gun and now that pos he well be dead and fuck him and you!

9/13/2009 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

well, you *could* go down the hero road here, but why?

has SCC ever seen a police-involved shooting they didn't like?

as a resident of chicago, i appreciate the work of the dept. i think it is heroism just to go to work as a cop in this city. however, celebrating this situation has the public questioning the police. why? because the public doesn't like when the government kills citizens in the most extreme circumstances- let alone while trying to flee.

the officer did good work. but was his life in danger when he drove after the kid? hopefully the court thinks so. however, chasing him, losing him, finding him, and shooting him (unarmed) in the back could require some fancy defense.

as it turns out, the hospitalized kid knows him. so this could likely have been handled without death, or several million of our taxpayer dollars going to the wrongful death suit.

by the way dude- you've got to get off your "victim/offender" hang-up. a victim as anyone killed or harmed by something or someone else. the word does distinguish intent, history, race, previous activities, or whatever the hell else you are assuming it does.

victim/offender may be police dept jargon, but for someone like the fire dept spokesperson, the word to describe the kid killed is victim.

sorry fella, it's just that english is english. you can't adjust the meaning of a word because your passionate about police work. look it up, then back off the terminology lessons.

good luck, and be safe.

9/13/2009 01:25:00 AM

Sorry, but the use of the word "victim" when describing someone killed after shooting at the police is inaccurate. He is an offender NOT a victim. A victim implies someone who didn't deserve what they got....You shoot at the police, you shouldn't get sympathy if you get killed. Should the officer who is sworn to serve and protect, have ignored such a risk to innocent people? Should we let the savages all kill each other and be damned if the bullets meant for each other harm innocent people???

9/13/2009 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last comment on this skewed report...momma has "no life insurance policy" on the dead baby daddy shooter. Underlying message sent: public please send me money now.

9/13/2009 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger flyonthewall said...

Great job to Tera Williams...she got her..."is it possible you didn't see the gun?"....answer.."um yea". Sounds like a pro-police reporter to me. That report can be used in court if needed. Monday should be lawsuit day I see...thanks Tera, showed your true colors!

9/13/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What bullshit reporting...and it's not the first time.

By contrast, when the jewelry store owner in Kenosha popped a gunman trying to rob his store, the shooting was ruled clean within 48 hours and there wasn't a peep from anyone to the contrary. Even the liberal local rag said:

Warning: Robbery can be hazardous

LAUREL — To the shopkeeper who runs the Jewelry Exchange, who shot a would-be armed robber entering his store on Wednesday. Two men entered the second-hand jewelry store on 52nd Street with their faces covered and at least one of them had a gun. The store owner had a gun of his own and he used it, shooting one of the crooks in the chest, a shooting that the District Attorney’s Office has decided was justified. The foiled robbers ran out of the store, but the shooting victim collapsed. The other one got away, leaving his partner in crime lying in the street bleeding. The shopkeeper is technically a crime victim, so we have honored his request not to be named, but a lot of people think he’s a hero.

9/13/2009 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"...But at least one thing is consistent. It never fails that the last photo they have of the deceased would be the one in the graduation cap and gown..."
9/13/2009 07:07:00 AM

I thought they just held a graduation ceremony in the CPS after each year that they didn't flunk out?

Or maybe it's a Photoshop service provided by Loevy and Loevy for their clients for PR purposes before they sue the city?

Or how about a life-sized poster board of a graduation cap and gown that people stick their head thru for a COMEDIC PHOTO!

9/13/2009 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe how some of these family members will stick up for their shit-head relatives no matter what they do. Some punk can shoot dozens of innocent people and there is always one dumb ass relative who will stick up for them. When I did something wrong while growing up my family would never stick up for me and always took the side of the police or teacher or whoever the authoritative adult in charge was at the time. Don't make babies if you can't raise them properly and don't blame the police when they fuck up! I would love to see just once in my life time that some momma or auntie will say, hey the police did their job but this is liberal Chicago so that will never happen.

9/13/2009 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Tera: Nice book you got with your award, and yes, I was just worried about the earings!)

9/13/2009 12:44:00 AM

Why would you bust out one of our few friends? Please think before you post. Send your fluffy, groupie messages to her e-mail address.

That said, thanks to all that do not, as a rule, automatically side with the offender and the offender's family. To the others, like that pos police hater Larry Langford at CFD, go to hell. Larry has shown a distaste for CPD many times over the years. He is no better than Monique Bond. Two ignorant, civilian, police haters.

And to the off-duty officer, glad you are okay!

9/13/2009 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

has SCC ever seen a police-involved shooting they didn't like?

Oh boy...where do we start...

First, no officer I know relishes bringing the hammer down on anyone.

If the armed person is fleeing, he or she remains just as dangerous. In this case, there is an eyewitness report that the offender was firing at the police officer. That was enough justification right there.

As for the "shoot to wound" numbskulls. First, you're watching too much TV.

1. If you draw your gun, prepare to use it.

2. If you shoot, shoot to kill. That's the only time you should shoot.

3. No warning shots. They could kill or injure innocent people.

9/13/2009 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let it burn let it burn .
N.M.F.P. = not my F@#$%N problem.
CPD new slogan

9/13/2009 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HAVE YET TO SEE A POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING NEWS STORY OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF SHOOTING NEWS STORY WHERE A MAN/FATHER IS INTERVIEWED.WHY IS THAT?IT'S ALWAYS MAMA,AUNTIE,FEMALE COUSIN OR FEMALE NEIGHBOR.WHERE ARE THE MEN?ARE THE MEN CAMERA SHY OR IS IT A SYMPTOM OF A MUCH MUCH LARGER PROBLEM-THE MEN ARE NO WHERE TO BE FOUND!

9/13/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

victim/offender may be police dept jargon, but for someone like the fire dept spokesperson, the word to describe the kid killed is victim.

sorry fella, it's just that english is english. you can't adjust the meaning of a word because your passionate about police work. look it up, then back off the terminology lessons.

We appreciate your support but you speak like a person who has never been there and never will.

9/13/2009 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I commented on the Trib article "ODPO shoots teen" when it first came out.

Attached a "What about ACORN" note to it, since both papers did not report the story.

It all disappeared. So much for honest reporting Vs. manipulating the news.

Kids, retire. Or find a job outside the greasy envelope of Chicago.

9/13/2009 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger lathrop one said...

Im sure my balls will be busted for this one but it is something i live by

"When the shooting stops and the smoke clears......PEACE RESTORED"

To the uneducated,
The use of deadly force(no mention here of shooting to wound)is justified when the person(Officer,Guard,Citizen) reasonably believes(or 12 others believe)that there is imminent (I mean right fucking now)threat to loss of life or to the life of another,use of deadly force shall be justified. This isnt verbatim,and CERTAINLY doesnt include G.O.(liability papers)on the subject. The officer acted in accordance with State Law and did a fine job. GEE maybe I could go work for IPRA now. Nah that wouldnt happen because Ill NEVER try to screw a cop.Good Job Office glad youre ok. Pookie.........well you learnded the hard way din ya?We is s'pozedta shoot to STOP THE THREAT.You were a THREAT.You were STOPPED.Regardless of your aunties proclamation of your do good attempt to bring your friends gun home so he wouldnt get in trouble,YOU aimed at the Police. Even in ebono-school dey teachez y'all not to fucks wit da poleeses dont dey? Ooops your bad.

9/13/2009 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't think the city of Chicago won't pay for all the "Grief and gunshots" as reported by these dregs.LOEVY and son will be all over this!!

9/13/2009 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't even watch the news any more. This garbage makes my stomach churn everytime the media makes these thugs look like saints. How can the liberals in this city even defend these animals anymore after seeing these portrayals? Maybe if these robberies, kidnappings, and beatings keep happening on the north side then these yuppies will eventually understand and quit feeling sorry for people that have no desire to do anything with their lives than bring everything down around them.

9/13/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
On duty .. Off duty..

SORRY, I see a shooting in progress I look the other way..
FUCK doing anything anymore.

Are you listening Daley?

9/13/2009 07:47:00 AM

I agree I roll the other way i have no vested interest in these "animals" let them kill each other!

9/13/2009 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry fella, it's just that english is english. you can't adjust the meaning of a word because your passionate about police work. look it up, then back off the terminology lessons.


WOW!!! you are either NOT the police or are a suck hole white shirt company man. Ever hear of SUPPORTING THE POLICE? While you are unfortunately entitled to your OPINION,you are standing on some very thin ice when you try to touch THAT nerve. It was a good shoot.End of story. The PERSON SHOT was the OFFENDER. The person shot by the OFFENDER was the VICTIM.Clearly you went to college on a minority grant.


**** In memory of P.O. Johhny Knight *********** we miss you bud.

9/13/2009 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Fox piece didn't touch on the initial victim once. Are you kidding me?!?!? This poor baby who was just shooting another guy. It HAD to be some sort of misunderstanding. I don't even know why I'm surprised anymore.

9/13/2009 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger lathrop one said...

Let the ammo flow freely! The time is now! If not us, then who? If not now, then when? Let's get this thing done and make this the happiest city in the world! TOGETHER WE CAN!.....


How many times I gotta tell you Jodie.....DONT BLOG after you have taken your PROZAC.....bad thing bad thing.........

9/13/2009 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think the use of force model should be shown daily on local tv. also, people should be told that shooting people is against the law. if these rules and laws are toooo tough you can always move to mogadishu. the police are the only people trying to keep a lid on the violence in the ghetto. dont think so? lets pull out the police for a week. yeah...the police are the problem and need more restrictions.

9/13/2009 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The fucking "media" can go fuck themselves. If I ever get the oppurtunity to show them my love I will. They are not champions of the truth....they are fucking liars that happen to be politically correct.These pricks will eventually reap what they sow and it will be a great day when that happens.

9/13/2009 08:30:00 AM



Yes, and that day is fast approaching. There are no real journalists to speak of now. The current crop are in the tank for the left. Can you imagine if Acorn were a Republican organization? The lefts misdeeds are swept under the rug.

9/13/2009 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is an interview with a "witness" who lives next door to where the offender was finally arrested.

Of course, she didn't see a gun, but Hot Tara asks, "Is it possible there was a gun and you just didn't see it?" And the answer is "Yes" or "Ya" to be more precise. That was a good question and an even better answer.

9/13/2009 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In two years after the bottom-feeding loevys pile up the lies in the media and this chickenshit department throws him to the wolves, ask him if he is glad that he intervened to arrest this potential murderer, or if he wishes that he just called it in and drove away.

9/13/2009 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jo-jo fought the law, and the law won. One to zero good guys.

9/13/2009 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC you're wrong. Didn't you see the latest General Order issued late friday afternoon: "Shoot not to kilt policy while off duty."

---------

That's true. Lille published it in the 3rd District CO Book about an hour after this shooting.

9/13/2009 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never talk to the media boys and girls, every two weeks or less we are reminded how manipulative they are at our expense.
To the citizen commenting at 1:25, stay off our blog and spend time reading law books. The OFFENDER is fleeing the scene where he just committed a forcible felony armed with a handgun! It is not just the police officer who has his safety at risk, most likely without his body armor on if he was off duty. The OFFENDER, while fleeing the scene of a forcible felony while armed still presented A SERIOUS THREAT TO THE PUBLIC AS WELL AS THE POLICE OFFICER. As for being shot in the back, if you are running away from the police and you point your gun at the police without losing stride YOUR BACK WILL BE EXPOSED TO GUNFIRE. As for your English usage criticisms, maybe you should look at your own comment and realize that you did not start one sentence with a capital letter, started a sentence with a conjunction and your grammar is at about a SIXTH GRADE LEVEL. Finally, as far as the police comments celebrating this event too much for your liking, just realize that there are over 500 FALLEN STARS hanging in a glass case at 3510 S. Michigan and we are pleased that we are not hanging another one today. I'm sure the department member involved is hurting from this life changing event as are other members who have also been FORCED TO TAKE A LIFE OF SOMEONE WHO WAS TRYING TO TAKE THE LIFE OF A CITIZEN OR THEMSELVES. Here endeth the lesson. PFO

9/13/2009 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that constitute "Coureous and professionalism"?


GCG

9/13/2009 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dat poleesesses shoulda done shot da gun oudda dat boys hand. Dey done dont haffa shoot tete.

9/13/2009 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:25 a.m.----I don't who you are or what the fuck you do for a living? How dare you come on this site and tell us you're pro-police and stay safe, after your fucking typical liberal, monday morning qb response!
I have worked ten years on this job and one of the many things I have learned is to never question another officer's actions when it comes to a shooting!
I wasn't there and I am quite sure you fucking ass wasn't either. I imagine you were sitting in your northshore or bucktown home with your fucking jetta and its Obama sticker parked out front!!
This officer was thrust into a life and death situation which had to be handled in a fraction of a second and you joe-fucking citizen have the right to question the outcome?
Of course you are entitled to an opinion as a citizen, who right now is saying " I pay taxes and his salary" Good for you asshole!!
I pay taxes too, but you are not entitled to second guess a copper involved in a shooting or how we portray it!!
Do us a favor and stay off the site. The point made by SCC was more how media and liberal types like yourself are making this about the gun toting, aggravated battery commting savage being the victim of the big bad police and not how this OFF DUTY, yeah that's right OFF DUTY officer ran toward an OFFENDER shooting another human. If you don't like the police terminolgy: A)Fuckoff B) Stay the fuck off a polce site!!
I come on this site to be kept up to speed about the goings on of our department, not listen to some jagoff piss down our backs and tell us it's raining!!
SCC, I apoligize for the rant, but it makes my blood boil to think this is the sort of people we are sworn to protect. As for that Tera Williams, the officer sticking up for her needs to have his head examined. She is just another parasitic media piece of garbage looking to the ride the coatails of our police bashing Chicago media.

9/13/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a thought but does anybody wonder how he could have been an honor student. Someone should point out to the media and maybe his family that when your already seventeen going on eighteen your supposed to be a senior not a junior. I wonder how he was even allowed to play sports when he didn't have enough credits to be a senior. Oh I forgot a product of Chicago public school system. Way to go shortsh-t. I'm sure that Ron and you will clean that mess up to.

9/13/2009 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF Topic:

My blood is boiling after reading the Sun-Times article on pensions.

Blue shirts put in their time and will get a modest pension. The "gold braids" spend their careers skating by and get enormous pensions.

Then all the other non-police suck-holes getting multiple pensions for doing shit!

Monique Davis gets nearly $150,000 a year in pension's from CPS and political career and she has the nerve to say in essence she earned her pension..BUT all the pension problems today are because of the Police and firemen. Fuck this bitch!

9/13/2009 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The days of shooting to neutralize a threat are OVER!. We need to accept that the world is changing and that the person who shot that other person with the intent to murder him has a RIGHT TO LIFE THAT IS SACRED!

How dare we not have the necessary level of training to trick shoot weapons out of hands and preserve that most sacred of rights....LIFE! I, for one, shall work to make this training deficiency priority number one.

Open those closed ranges for firearms training! Let the ammo flow freely! The time is now! If not us, then who? If not now, then when? Let's get this thing done and make this the happiest city in the world! TOGETHER WE CAN!

9/13/2009 01:07:00 AM

Here here!!!! Well put......... But bullets cause money.... R.D.

9/13/2009 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off news is a business, they need controversy. Stop buying the papers and don't check their websites because they make money off that also. I'm glad the odpo is ok, although I would not risk my life for any of these pieces of garbage anymore, you did a courageous thing.

9/13/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
well, you *could* go down the hero road here, but why?

has SCC ever seen a police-involved shooting they didn't like?

as a resident of chicago, i appreciate the work of the dept. i think it is heroism just to go to work as a cop in this city. however, celebrating this situation has the public questioning the police. why? because the public doesn't like when the government kills citizens in the most extreme circumstances- let alone while trying to flee.

the officer did good work. but was his life in danger when he drove after the kid? hopefully the court thinks so. however, chasing him, losing him, finding him, and shooting him (unarmed) in the back could require some fancy defense.

as it turns out, the hospitalized kid knows him. so this could likely have been handled without death, or several million of our taxpayer dollars going to the wrongful death suit.

by the way dude- you've got to get off your "victim/offender" hang-up. a victim as anyone killed or harmed by something or someone else. the word does distinguish intent, history, race, previous activities, or whatever the hell else you are assuming it does.

victim/offender may be police dept jargon, but for someone like the fire dept spokesperson, the word to describe the kid killed is victim.

sorry fella, it's just that english is english. you can't adjust the meaning of a word because your passionate about police work. look it up, then back off the terminology lessons.

good luck, and be safe.

9/13/2009 01:25:00 AM

THERE WILL NEVER BE A REDUCTION OR END TO VIOLENCE IN AMERICA TILL JAG-OFFS WITH A THOUGHT PROCESS LIKE THIS ARE ABLE TO SPEAK. This way of thinking is why the criminals continue to walk (or run) our streets killing/hurting others without any fear of consequences. Yes a$$hole, go back to your safe little neighborhood and stop trying to give your "warm and fuzzy" speechs to people who actually walk the mean streets and see the real victims of these OFFENDERS. Go cry to the victims families who are wronged twice in this country daily. First by the OFFENDER who takes their loved ones life, then a second time when some fool like you lets the OFFENDER walk and continue to live a full life of continuing criminal acts without fear of our system. Ever hear of a "forcible felony" or "fleeing felons"? Agg Batt. and Atteempted Murder is kinda serious and ILLEGAL. Read our General Orders on fleeing Offenders who are a threat to caue harm to others. Let us know who you are and we will be sure to 19-P your next report of a crime in which "you" are a victim. We should move you into an apartment in Englewood or a Westside Police District to let you see the real OFFENDERS which you defend. Pack extra underwear. You will be sh!tt!ng yourself quite often. Sleep tight COWARD!

9/13/2009 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
On duty .. Off duty..

SORRY, I see a shooting in progress I look the other way..
FUCK doing anything anymore.

Are you listening Daley?

9/13/2009 07:47:00 AM

COWARD..... Quit the job.

9/13/2009 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1:25 on 13Sep09-

You sound like someone who wants to believe the truth but is going out of your way to find fault with this shooting. Who cares if the OFFENDER and the VICTIM knew each other. Most of these a-holes do in fact know each other. That doesn't negate the fact that the OFFENDER (now deceased thank God) shot the victim. And as far as celebrating this, every single right thinking, law abiding, tax paying citizen should also be celebrating. This ODPO who is also a VICTIM took a bag guy off the street in a manner that will not cost the city millions of dollars over the years for his hospital treatment and incarceration. So look at it like we do, it's a win, win sitaution for all concerned.
As far as lawsuits go, face it (like we do), every single time, no matter how rightious the shooting, there is going to be a lawsuit and probably a multi million dollar settlement thanks to the bottom feeders like the Loevy family. And why is that possible you ask if the shootings were 100% rightious? Because the people that sit on the jury are drawn from the same pool of people that elect and re-elect people like stroger,daley,beavers and all the other so called leaders that are ruining our once great city!
The deceased shot one person, ran and was confronted by a hero (ODPO), turned, pointed his weapon at the ODPO and was shot and killed in an act of self defense. End of story. No fancy defense work needed. Just a jury with some common sense.
Stop trying to find something sinister behind every police shooting. Stop believing everything baby momma says.

9/13/2009 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the victim who initially got shot by this offender? How come their family does not come forward thanking the police? If the police did not act then we are at fault for not being around but if we do act, we are wrong. Either way we are screwed. What a beautiful society we all live in. Our kids are doomed!

9/13/2009 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger OLD*6970 said...

SCREW THE MEDIA...
THEY HAVE NOT GOT IT STRAIGHT SINCE
THE EARLY 60'S...

GREAT JOB BY THE ODPO *****

WE KNOW WHAT IS WHAT, THEY DON'T.


OFFICER GOES HOME...

BAD GUY GOES TO HELL...

THANK-YOU!

9/13/2009 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am in a constant state of amazement at reporter's hostility towards Police. Considering the HUGE amount of cash and valuables they have on their persons while they tour the seediest of neighborhoods...

9/13/2009 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: I'm standing on a corner in South Chicago at yet another Independence day parade. The gangbangers are already out. I really don't understand how this city can give permits to start certain parades late in the day when those parades are going to include shooting and mayhem? Yet the police are forced to have they're parade before most people have breakfast!
It's like the city wants to ensure that all the gang bangers that can get up and get to the parade are present. This truly baffles me.

9/13/2009 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JPUD will try and go after this off-duty. He is here to clean up this out-of-control department.

9/13/2009 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THREE 10-1'S ON ZONE 13 LAST NIGHT!!!! IT GETS WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER. ANARCHY IS HERE!!! PLEASE BE SAFE.

9/13/2009 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chief fund raiser for Blago commits suicide before beginning his prison sentence.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090913/ap_on_re_us/us_blagojevich_fundraiser_death

How many more "suicides" will take place to protect the Machine?

9/13/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is a rapist killed by the victim in self defense a "victim", dude?

dude, is a home invader killed by the home owner a "victim"?

is a person who just attempted to murder someone by gunfire and then threatens to kill a police officer gets killed justifiably a "victim", dude?

should the police officer have not pursued the offender, leaving others to be victims, dude?

you comment on scc's bias, maybe look at your own bias dude. maybe we should say "good guy" and "bad guy" to get the truth across.

your love of "victims" and desperation to be one so badly so they will approve of you is sad dude, get on with your life.

9/13/2009 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"9/13/2009 01:25:00 AM"


Cutting edge sarcasm.

Ya gotta love it.

9/13/2009 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone got the shooting stats for the nice warm weather weekend....??? with lots of shots fired at the police in 007????

9/13/2009 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the fuck is our union leader and J-pud to defend this heroic off duty P.O.'s actions! They should be on scene ASAP when shit like this happens and let the media what really happened!

9/13/2009 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can remember a long , long time ago that the news reporter out on the street was on our side . When they arrived on the scene they would always find any number of coppers on the scene that would tell them the whole story and then they would thank them for it and report the it was told , They usually would never ask the mutts about anything and wouldn't care what they said anyway . My how times have changed . I should only hope that todays coppers tell the news people to "FUCK OFF " (under their breath ) and walk away .

9/13/2009 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey , according to the old Daley , his orders were to shoot to mame all looters and shoot to kill all arsonists .

9/13/2009 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 9/13/2009 01:25:00 AM,
I'm sorry, you're wrong. If you had bothered to read the Illinois law regarding violent fleeing felons, we as police officers are allowed to shoot to kill if we believe that an offender, yes, I will call him an offender, is going to make good his escape. Now, as far as your comment about the first victim knew him and we could have just picked him up at a later date, that is just asinine thinking. Why if we can apprehend an offender now, would we want to wait till a later date to try to pick him up? I can think of numerous different situations where that line of action would end up going very badly. It's always better to have the offender in custody right away rather than wait. I'll even save you the trouble of looking it up, I'll paste it here for you. I know it's long, but this is why we police officers get pissed off at ignorant ass comments like yours. Which you wouldn't make if you even had a modicum of intelligence or knowledge of the law.

(720 ILCS 5/7-5) (from Ch. 38, par. 7-5)
7 Sec. 7-5. Peace officer's use of force in making arrest.(a) A peace officer, or any person whom he has summoned or directed to assist him, need not retreat or desist from efforts to make a lawful arrest because of resistance or threatened resistance to the arrest. He is justified in the use of any force which he reasonably believes to be necessary to effect the arrest and of any force which he reasonably believes to be necessary to defend himself or another from bodily harm while making the arrest. However, he is justified in using force likely to cause death or great bodily harm only when he
reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or such other person, or when he reasonably believes both that:
(1) Such force is necessary to prevent the arrest from being defeated by resistance or escape; and (2) The person to be arrested has committed or attempted a forcible felony which involves the infliction or threatened
infliction of great bodily harm or is attempting to escape by use of a deadly weapon, or otherwise indicates that he will endanger human life or inflict great bodily harm unless arrested without delay.

9/13/2009 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the officer did good work. but was his life in danger when he drove after the kid? hopefully the court thinks so. however, chasing him, losing him, finding him, and shooting him (unarmed) in the back could require some fancy defense.

It's irrelevant whether or not the officer's life was in danger.

The now-deceased offender was a fleeing felon who committed a forcible felony involving infliction of great bodily harm and was trying to flee using a deadly weapon. Either of the aforementioned criteria would be enough to justify the officer shooting him.

9/13/2009 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FIRST OFF: Glad to see the ODPO is O.K! Glad to see another useless oxygen thief is off the street, permanently!

I have to say, I worked a side job a while ago, and had a chance to meet Tera Williams, and talk to her one on one. She is really “Pro Police”! She’s going to try and get info out of you, but, that’s her job. She admittedly reads S.C.C, I don’t know if she’s a fan, but she is on this blog. You have to admit, not only being “easy on the eyes”; she did get a good one in at about 1:30, “Is it possible he had a gun, and you didn’t see it?”

As far as the "Off duty police officers...they... they don't supposed to shoot to kill.” well, I’m hoping that FOX is actually trying to make them seem like, well, as SCC put it: “Classic ghetto uneducated bullshit.” but I kinda know better.... sad.
Its still fashonable to go after the police.

(Tera: Nice book you got with your award, and yes, I was just worried about the earings!)


Yea, real pro-police. Stop tryin to get your stick wet, if you had a chance with her you would of gotten a piece back then! She's a typical 'liberal chicago media pos'
GREAT JOB OFFICE!!!!!!!

9/13/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll probably get flamed for this but.......

If something is happening in the streets when I'm off and if it is not happening to me or mine..I don't give a damn.

9/13/2009 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another reason to cut no slack to the media in this town.....no plays on parking tickets, no passes on traffic stops, ignoring them when they ask you a question.

This goes for all radio, tv and print outlets.

Fuck 'Em

9/13/2009 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
glad to see that the off duty was not injured--- it's amazing that he took the action that he did given the current climate we live in and the negative press given to the police on an almost daily basis....

9/13/2009 08:02:00 AM

He did it because he is the Police.
God bless,OFFICE

9/13/2009 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the headline "captain of the basketball team killed by off duty chicago police officer." and didn't even bother reading it. The media is comical to me, at best.

9/13/2009 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 2.5 very long years to go. I feel like I'm doing a prison sentence. I wish I could get the fuck out of this city today. I can't stand it any longer.

9/13/2009 07:28:00 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

OT-

Kass nails it:

"In the next few days, some mouthpiece, perhaps even a politician, will start spinning that if the feds hadn't pressured him to talk, Kelly would be alive."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-kass-sub-13-sep13,0,5579944.column


And now read this:

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/09/rod-blagojevich-on-christopher-kelly-death-his-trials-are-now-over.html

9/13/2009 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the offender burn in hell for eternity.

God bless the C.P.D. Be safe and watch out for your fellow brothers and sisters because the bosses sure won't.

9/13/2009 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger Bosworth said...

But he was a good student and gonna be a basketball star. The only thing missing from this heartwarming story is his rapid rise to stardom as a rapper.

9/13/2009 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is dead wrong!

Darin O Brien of the A.S.As Office has the most Brilliant legal mind.

Just ask him!!!

9/13/2009 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest aggravation is that our brass NEVER steps forward like they do in many other police departments to tell the truth. We need a REAL media affairs unit to explain policy, the lw and reality to these uneducated people who BELIEVE everything they read and hear from the media.

9/13/2009 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a very brave officer. He took his oath of office seriously.
Now he has to face all this B.S.
As for me,I am glad I am retired.
Bless You All.

9/13/2009 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about these.

Armed gunman.
The armed gunman who just moments earlier shot the VICTIM was killed by the off duty Police Officer.

The armed gunman who attempted to kill the VICTIM. Also fired several shots at the off duty Police Officer in an attempt to kill that officer and make good his escape.

Now that would be accurate reporting.

Now if I was a reporter my head line would be.

Another piece of shit Chicago Public School Student was killed by Chicago Police. The Police Officer is credited with saving the life of the VICTIM.

And to the genius who wants to give us an English lesson. This Jag Off is not a victim in way shape or form. You are telling me if he shot you, you would still consider him a victim?

Get out that dictionary and look up the term Jag Off. You will find your name in the definition.

9/13/2009 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Sir Donkey era vet said...

Great job to the HERO off duty copper! Thank God you are safe. The media and citizens should thank you, so on their behalf THANKS!

And the above poster has FOX's credo wrong: The Chicago media credo reads "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story".

Everyone be careful out there!

9/13/2009 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that this is BS and I am tired of us being prosecuted in the media. What I hate seeing more is the subtle racist references reflected throughout this site, especially as it relates to blacks. When we are standing next to each other in roll call, chasing an offender or we are defending our life in the street, I don't look to my right or left and see any race other than blue. I see my brothers and sisters protecting the innocent and fighting crime!

9/13/2009 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous I Work 99 said...

The off-duty P.O. displayed a great deal of courage in intervening in this situation. He literally placed his life in jeopardy to protect the lives & safety of perfect strangers. And to the offender (aka would-be murderer, adios M.F!

9/13/2009 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Sick of it in 006 said...

Come on SCC, you know as well as the rest of us, the media is on some serious bullshit and we all expect this whenever ANY thing happens. This is why I only go to the weather sections online. I refuse to watch these assholes and their crappy stories anymore.

9/13/2009 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous lighten up people!!! said...

oh boo hoo scc. you guys better lighten up. the media has been doin this to the cpd since day one. its been like this in chicago since the sixties. why do you people take crap so personally?? we are the police...no matter what is reported people are not going to think favorably of us. guess what, i dont give a sh*t!! im not gonna go to the bar with my non police friends and cry about how nobody likes me waaaaaaaaahhhhh!! give me a break and toughen up kids. this is nothing new. has been this way and always will be. just retire, move to florida and enjoy life. stop taking this job so seriously, you only live once people.

9/14/2009 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never shoot to kill, I always fire a couple of warning shots first, usually right through the liver or spleen, then another between the eyes.

9/14/2009 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I hate seeing more is the subtle racist references reflected throughout this site, especially as it relates to blacks.


Go cry to Jesse and Al Sharpton and that sellout Pfleiger

9/14/2009 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.........

IS IT TRUE THAT MAUER IS GONE.....TALKED TO SOME GUYS FROM AVIATION POLICE....DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT IT.....ANYONE KNOW MORE ?

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He's gone, that's all I know.

9/14/2009 04:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The broadcasters here should take notes from their brothers and sisters in Colorado on how to properly and accurately report a story
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The reports I heard in Cleveland involving police were more fair and balanced. They didn't seem to have a problem calling out offenders like the Chicago media.

9/14/2009 04:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I hate seeing more is the subtle racist references reflected throughout this site, especially as it relates to blacks.


I beg to differ. Your confusing Black people with scum of the earth ghetto rats! There is a difference. Now appologize to the black people and start knowing the difference between them and the ghetto rats!

9/14/2009 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how the peeps in the hood never see what happens otherwise. Let the po po shoot someone and they come out of the woodwork to tell. I wonder if the media would like to stay in the ghetto so they could be there when it happens as it happens. Kanye rules. Power to the people!

9/14/2009 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, you *could* go down the hero road here, but why?

has SCC ever seen a police-involved shooting they didn't like?

as a resident of chicago, i appreciate the work of the dept. i think it is heroism just to go to work as a cop in this city. however, celebrating this situation has the public questioning the police. why? because the public doesn't like when the government kills citizens in the most extreme circumstances- let alone while trying to flee.

the officer did good work. but was his life in danger when he drove after the kid? hopefully the court thinks so. however, chasing him, losing him, finding him, and shooting him (unarmed) in the back could require some fancy defense.

as it turns out, the hospitalized kid knows him. so this could likely have been handled without death, or several million of our taxpayer dollars going to the wrongful death suit.

by the way dude- you've got to get off your "victim/offender" hang-up. a victim as anyone killed or harmed by something or someone else. the word does distinguish intent, history, race, previous activities, or whatever the hell else you are assuming it does.

victim/offender may be police dept jargon, but for someone like the fire dept spokesperson, the word to describe the kid killed is victim.

sorry fella, it's just that english is english. you can't adjust the meaning of a word because your passionate about police work. look it up, then back off the terminology lessons.

good luck, and be safe.
____________________________
Can I come live in your neighborhood it must be real nice. It's real easy to find fault when you're not involved in the fight except through a story in some rag. The "dead offender" shot someone in broad daylight on a public street and you weep for him.

9/14/2009 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 2.5 very long years to go. I feel like I'm doing a prison sentence. I wish I could get the fuck out of this city today. I can't stand it any longer.

9/13/2009 07:28:00 PM

AMEN But I Believe out of this state today is better. At least if you were in prison you'd only do a fraction of your sentence. The 2.5 years will go by quicker than you think. God bless the CPD.

9/14/2009 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as it turns out, the hospitalized kid knows him. so this could likely have been handled without death, or several million of our taxpayer dollars going to the wrongful death suit.
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Oh, then it's an entirely different matter. We all know that homicides are only committed by strangers......

9/14/2009 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I hate seeing more is the subtle racist references reflected throughout this site, especially as it relates to blacks. When we are standing next to each other in roll call, chasing an offender or we are defending our life in the street, I don't look to my right or left and see any race other than blue. I see my brothers and sisters protecting the innocent and fighting crime!

9/13/2009 11:07:00 PM

Thin skin? A mutt is a mutt is a mutt, regardless of color. Trash is trash. They apparently call them as we see them. Get over your liberal, idealistic self.

While, I do enjoy protecting the innocent and fighting crime with my brothers and sisters, I refuse to pretend there are not certain areas within our fair city that have a high concentration of mutts that all so happen to be one color or the other. Fact is fact. It is what it is, no matter how much you pretend or deny it.

9/14/2009 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'z nots supozed to shot to kill off duty.

Bring back the warning shot.

9/14/2009 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Jody on this one? Thtas right he will wait till 3 weeks after and make some half assed comment about how heroic the officer was. As usual Jody day late dollar short. Just like your career.

9/14/2009 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my question is...why is larry langford even speaking on this matter? its not a fire, or fire related incident...its a police incident. so a couple lazy ass firemen were called away from watching maury povich, showed up and said "hes dead". how does that justify a fire spokesman to comment on anything? he doesnt know anything about police incidents. what a dipshit!!!!!!!!!!

9/14/2009 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a good thing I wear my Chicago Police Uniform 24hrs a day so no one will mistake me for an off-duty cop. I'm glad this fine upstanding citizen (who is obviously a g.e.d recipient and knows way more than me)informed me that off-duty police can't kill anyone. It's a good thing I just completed Ninja training and can catch bullets with two fingers. I no longer carry my gun with me because I find it useless. Instead I carry a Nerf football that I could throw at an offender as a diversion. I also can jump 20ft while doing a triple roundhouse kick causing an offender to drop his gun. I would then pull out my padded handcuffs and throw them to the offender and state "young sir, could you please put these restraint devices on your wrists?" At which point I pull out my reliable cell phone and call 911. I'll make sure I clearly state I need help and even call a 10-1.........30 minutes later the job will be assigned as a "noise disturbance with no complainant or call back number."

9/14/2009 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/13/2009 01:07:00 AM

I cannot believe you held it together while you wrote that long bit of tongue-in-cheek! You must not have been drinking anything at the time, or it would have all been spewed.

9/14/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is a rapist killed by the victim in self defense a "victim", dude?

dude, is a home invader killed by the home owner a "victim"?

is a person who just attempted to murder someone by gunfire and then threatens to kill a police officer gets killed justifiably a "victim", dude?

should the police officer have not pursued the offender, leaving others to be victims, dude?

you comment on scc's bias, maybe look at your own bias dude. maybe we should say "good guy" and "bad guy" to get the truth across.

your love of "victims" and desperation to be one so badly so they will approve of you is sad dude, get on with your life.

9/13/2009 02:18:00 PM

your love of the word dude is sad.

9/14/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
victim/offender may be police dept jargon, but for someone like the fire dept spokesperson, the word to describe the kid killed is victim.

sorry fella, it's just that english is english. you can't adjust the meaning of a word because your passionate about police work. look it up, then back off the terminology lessons.

We appreciate your support but you speak like a person who has never been there and never will.

9/13/2009 10:48:00 AM


_________________________________

Well then Langford should have said "2 people were shot during the incident. The 1st one was the original victim shot in the King Drive shooting was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in "stable" condition, The other person shot who was the offender was shot and died at the scene.
As far as I am concerned there is only one victi, of the original shooting and that is the one who is still alive.

9/14/2009 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't there a POD on thaat corner or a camera at a nearby gas station that will show this POS family that Pookie was not a SAINT as they try to portray him to be.

9/14/2009 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't even watch the news any more. This garbage makes my stomach churn everytime the media makes these thugs look like saints. How can the liberals in this city even defend these animals anymore after seeing these portrayals?

9/13/2009 11:02:00 AM

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one word: VOTES!

if the large number of shitheads in this city won't vote for them....who will?

9/14/2009 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tera WILLIAMS; Fox Reporter: Her response to her story regarding Off Duty P.O. Shooting. I emailed her.

Hi XXX. Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it.

I was in no way trying to make this off duty P.O. look like a bad guy. I reported the exact facts that news affairs sent to me about what happened. I reported the other side by saying "the family says...." Those were not "my" words.

If the initial victim would have wanted to talk - I would have absolutely used him in the piece. I will continue to stay in touch with the I.P.R.A. about the results of their investigation and report those facts once we find out.

Thanks for your time and I hope you have a nice rest of your weekend.

Tera

9/14/2009 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Fox news, and all this ghetto ass bullshit!!! Great job office!!!

9/14/2009 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous WAKE UP STUPID!!!!! said...

the officer did good work. but was his life in danger when he drove after the kid? hopefully the court thinks so. however, chasing him, losing him, finding him, and shooting him (unarmed) in the back could require some fancy defense.

It's irrelevant whether or not the officer's life was in danger.

The now-deceased offender was a fleeing felon who committed a forcible felony involving infliction of great bodily harm and was trying to flee using a deadly weapon. Either of the aforementioned criteria would be enough to justify the officer shooting him.



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

boooyaaaaaa shakkkaaaaaaaa maaa!!!!

now thats a man who knows his law... unfortunatly the first idiot claiming the officer will need a good defense is just another street lawyer know it all. god i hate people who just love to think they know everything because they read it in a book, learned it in a sociology class in college or saw it on the news. learn the law you outsiders.. just because it sounds good in your head the police are protected by these laws which your government put in place... so before you spout off your crap about how the poor man was defensless read the law and think logically about how dumbass shouldnt have been shooting another human being.. but im sure all honor student basketball players do... this liberal city is pathetic.. nothing but a bunch of know it all wanna be mother theresa do gooders... you wanna do some good you liberal pukes, learn the law, then apply it when your getting robbed by the next honor student who you always see in a favorable light just because they are poor and live in the ghetto.. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!

9/14/2009 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Media will always put family on who will describe the guy as a victim when the asshole deserves what he gets. But the comments on Larry Langford at the CFD are uncalled for. I have never known him to be a police hater. Its up to our own media people to identify the offender and the victim. When CFD gets a call of a person shot they roll. And all their media department knows and says is that they have victims of gunshot wounds. Its not the CFD job to determine who is the ultimate offender. From a medical standpoint anyone with a bullet hole in them is a victim. From what I can see Langford's statement was made minutes after the event occured. CFD would not officially know how the shooting occured or that an Off duty was even involved. They just gave medical information and transport destination.
Where were OUR media people to get the word out about what a great job the off duty did?

And Langford is a hell of a lot better at getting the facts than Monique Bond ever was. HE stands up for his Department. Bond was a cop hater.

From what I normally see in the paper from all the CFD Media guys is a simple recall of the facts how many victums what condition and where they went. Calling the guy a asshole and dumbfuck just ain't called for. And CFD guys get on the street to see whats going on. Our media people sit on their butts at the office and wait for Fire to get the information for them!

9/14/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
victim/offender may be police dept jargon, but for someone like the fire dept spokesperson, the word to describe the kid killed is victim.

We appreciate your support but you speak like a person who has never been there and never will.

9/13/2009 10:48:00 AM


_________________________________

Well then Langford should have said "2 people were shot during the incident. The 1st one was the original victim shot in the King Drive shooting was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in "stable" condition, The other person shot who was the offender was shot and died at the scene.
As far as I am concerned there is only one victi, of the original shooting and that is the one who is still alive.



Amazing. You guys are blasting the CFD guy for not wording it in a way that shows who did what to whom...Thats the job of the POLICE (US!). Looking back is always nice but lets be honest here. When the newspeople called the fire department to ask what they had on Eberhart and King drive the Fire Department had no idea that one person was chased and shot by a brave off duty PO. The CFD guy
(langford) knew only what the ambulance guys reported that they got on the scene and had two people shot. One was alive and the other dead. It could have been just another gangbanger shooting for all they knew at the time. And the PD always tells Fire not to release details that are not medical and could have a bearing on the case. Nowhere did Larry Langford or anyone else from CFD comment about a police involvement or who shot who.. To the ambulance guys anyone shot is a victim since they have no idea what happened as far as police or crime..When fire got on the scene the off duty was already whisked away and being interviewed by arrivng on duty police .. the fire guys only treat the people shot if possible they do not investigate the cause. Langford had no details on how it all happened and that is not his job. He is supposed to report what the department is doing and the condition of those treated transported or declared dead.

And the comment about why was he speaking about it at all is stupid. He was speaking on it because ambulances were called for people shot you idiot. And you do not see any other comments from CFD after they reported that two people were shot and one was dead at the scene.. stop beating up CFD and look to our own people. Everytime CFD guys do good their media people including Langford make sure the press knows about it and has the press over for interviews. Our media people NEVER EVER DO THAT!

I might understand the nasty words on Langford if his comments were made the day after it happened or even later the day it happened. But his comments were made from the postion of the Fire department responding to people shot... it was way too early to know anything officially about what happened.
So in defense of Langford all he knew that early and all he reported was that two people were shot and one was dead. From all I can see the use of the term victim for both people would have been correct. Because when the call came in to 911 it only said two people shot one at 69th the other at 68th and that is what the ambulances responded to.. now let it rest dammit...I too think the asshole who died is an OFFENDER.. of course he is an OFFENDER and I am glad the off duty plugged his punk ass.. but until the facts are in there is nothing wrong with the fire department saying they had two shooting victims. Remember it could have been just another southside gangbanger shooting and Langford was correct at the time..


And the commwent about Langford being a police hater is stupid. As a 25 year copper I have seen him at the scene of fires making sure the press interviewed our guys who ran in and assisted in rescues, something that some of his own fire guys did not appreciate but the guy makes sure everyone gets their due... too bad our media people dont come out and make sure we get the face time when things are done well!!!

9/14/2009 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous etac26 said...

Just to set the record straight, Larry Langford is one of the GOOD guys. I worked with him down at Emergency Management and he is absolutely PRO Police. He uses terminology that we might not agree with, but remember he is not a police office as we are. I am sure he is not using the word "victim" to slight any police officer. Take your anger out on the media and not media affairs!!
Great Job officer! You are a credit to OUR department.

9/14/2009 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous L Langford said...

A call came in of a person shot at 69th and King... before the ambulance could arrive a second call came in of a person shot at 68th and Eberhart. Once ambulance crews arrived and confirmed that two people were shot and one was going to Northwestern, CFD media affairs reported that. At the time there was no indication to the Fire department that the shootings were in anyway connected other than by proximity or that any Police Officers were involved. Hence the terminology "victims" This information was released before the patient arrived at Northwestern long before police had confirmed anything. That is why the term victim was used for each. Got it? End of story

9/14/2009 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wrote the 9/13 01:25 post.

the response is strong. clearly, many of you feel hurt by the suggestion that perhaps there was another method of taking the OFFENDER into custody. fine. leave it at that. i stated that any form of police work is heroism, in my book.

several want to debate the offender/victim terms. it's not a debate worth having. we are talking about to different things. you are referring to police terminology, where i am referring to the public. the newspapers have a pretty good working understanding of language. it is certainly fine, and probably even fact that the dept refers to this guy as "offender". being pissed that the media doesn't adopt the dept's jargon for different subjects is ridiculous. they won't do it, as they shouldn't. they have to use proper english whenever possible. i said it before, victim is defined as one who is harmed or killed by another. period. if you want to take it a step further and talk about whether the guy had it coming, then fine! you can do that in another sentence. but it is not wrong to say that the kid is a shooting victim. he is also a victim of his own stupidity. he could be a victim of poor or limited parenting as well.

my god fellas- we are talking about a word that is easily looked up! i get and understand the "offender" point. i'm sure you're right, but it doesn't make the fire dept spokesperson, or the newspaper wrong for using victim.


based on the hate of the press in just this thread alone, i think that many here don't really "get" what the press does, or is supposed to do. first, forget fox news as your example of bad media. nobody gives a fuck about fox, not now- not ever. the newspaper is supposed be critical of the government. the police IS a government agency. in a city where the citizens don't have the constitutional right to carry a gun, they follow stories closely where police are shooting citizens. doesn't matter if it's justified on 10 different levels. the newspaper is not there to simply report what the police media office says. there is NO WAY they can do that. no one can argue that the CPD has a rich and colorful history of lies, corruption, torture, and numerous other offenses of stupidity. none of this is even the point. the paper has to ask the questions that some of you claim should never be asked. "never question another officer's actions when it comes to a shooting!"

seriously? again, i don't think you get what it is that the newspaper does. you can be offended, but you're a little late. the press has be like that since, well- forever. were you folks hoping to see newspaper stories that celebrate the good deeds that the dept commits everyday?

they don't really do that. they don't write stories that stroke the mayor. they don't praise the police. you're not a freaking lap cat.

you guys sound as if you need the media to pet your head and say: good boy, good girl (with a soft, cuddly voice).

you're chicago cops for gods sake. you're supposed to be tough-guys, not ridiculous school girls.

you shoot someone, the paper is going to ask why. get over yourselves.

9/14/2009 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't there a POD on thaat corner or a camera at a nearby gas station that will show this POS family that Pookie was not a SAINT as they try to portray him to be.

9/14/2009 12:21:00 PM

no. the nearest pod is at 69th and indiana. the second closest is 71st and rhodes

9/15/2009 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're chicago cops for gods sake. you're supposed to be tough-guys, not ridiculous school girls.

you shoot someone, the paper is going to ask why. get over yourselves.



we ARE....you arent the police if you are youre a house mouse or a white shirt SUCKHOLE. Real Police STICK TOGETHER. But then again you wouldnt know about THAT would you now? Either a 2 year wonder or a worthless clout goof.

9/15/2009 04:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have they run out of RACE CARDS yet? So DAMN SICK AND F ING TIRED OF HEARING THAT DAMN "weez be oppresed by the police" BULLSHIT.

Im HAPPY to OPRESS you.....right across the hood of the beat car. Now cry me a river I dont care....ONE TO GO and the animals can have this shithole.

yeah youre a victim alright:
a. WELFARE ABUSE
b. HOUSING ABUSE
c. SELL GUNS AND DRUGS FREELY
d. IGNORE AUTHORITY
e. THINK you can outsmart the
system.
e1. Make kids SOLELY for the
Check.
f. If it doesnt go your way,RIOT
BITCH MOAN PROTEST AND TEAR UP
THE CESS POOL YOU CALL YOUR HOOD.
g. Then CRY that the Police wont
come when Mookie slaps the shit out of you for having baby number 9.

and I GOTTA be sensitive to that?
YOU tried to kill one of MINE...
YOU LOST....One less link card.

and you have the BALLS to ask for money to bury him??? GFY .Enough of my money supports you and yours. Not getting a DIME out of me.

9/15/2009 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 1:25, I guess you didn't take the hint to stay off our blog. The job of the media is to report the whole story factually and ethically. Interviewing family members who were not present does not present the story in either light. Of course the family is going to react this way, either they are the people who have modeled the very behavior that the OFFENDER displayed and don't see anything wrong with it, or they cannot cope with the fact that they failed as a parent and their family member committed such an act. The point is that presenting these people to the public gives the impression that what they say is factual and not opinion. Are some people sharp enough to realize that there are lies, half-truths or lies by omission. Many people are not sharp enough or paying close enough attention and this contributes to their negative impression of the police. This media formula is not solely used by Fox, every local station employs this tactic. It happens EVERY time there is a police shooting without fail. Let me be clear about how I feel about the media, I do not trust them in any aspect period. I do want attention from them or a pat on the head if I do something good, and 99% of the dept. feels this way. If I wanted to be popular I would be a fireman. I would describe most police officers as somewhat tough and far more compassionate than the public suspects we are. The problem with CONSTANT media bombardment such as this is that the Dept. overreacts to it and implements policies that make us second guess ourselves which could be FATAL. Here endeth the lesson for now. I feel that you have been given far more attention that you are entitled to. PFO

9/15/2009 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a General Offense Case Report, when reporting a Justifiable Homicide, is not the deceased listed as the Victim and the LEO or citizen listed as the offender?

What if the report writer were to switch it? Would it go through? How about writing LEO next to VICTIM, and DECEASED next to OFFENDER on the report?

9/15/2009 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two points I've made ad nauseaum on this blog

The 003rd district has a reputation for having a large number of lazy ,dogass officers. 003 is ,for all intents and purposes, east Englewood. It's a dangerous district and no place for cowards burnouts and slackers.

Next up, fuck Fox TV News. Larry Yellen and his ilk are the lowest life slimiest filthiest yellow journalists the media has to offer. I don't watch Fox News and I don't spend my money or my family's money on their sponsors. Nuff said.

9/15/2009 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So that anyone that trys to do anything to the memorial can be caught. The fund should pay the cost to have a POD installed there and always record what is going on there. That way there will always be a tape of the crime being committed. I will even donate a few more dolloars just for that cause. Hey Phil can you call to see if that is a possibility?

9/15/2009 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A man rapes a lady cutting her in the process but as he is leaving she pulls a gun and shoots the asshole's balls off. She dials 911. Police are sent as well as two ambulances. What can CFD tell the media? They are treating two victims, a woman who was stabbed and a man who was shot. If the press asks they will say two victims which is correct until police can sort it out and tell the press the second "victim" is the offender. CFD rational is simple and clean. If the person has been injured they are a victim of that injury. Has nothing to do with guilt or how it happened. They just treat um and transport they are not supposed to care who did what.. But I will say they make sure our guys get the fastest treatment and go to the best hospital when we have to go even if its not all that serious!
I saw a incident on the north side where a female PO shot her longtime PO boyfriend on the street then shot and killed herself in front of their daughter! The arriving ambulance crews told the boyfriend PO,who was hit multiple times we got you, we don't let police officers die... and they do the best they can to make that true..That officer has recovered. Say what you want about laying around and watching TV I will not blast the fire guys cause when you get shot or pinned in your smashed up 150k miles squad they are the ones that can make the difference between going home or going to the morgue...Cut Langford some slack!

9/16/2009 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So that anyone that trys to do anything to the memorial can be caught. The fund should pay the cost to have a POD installed there and always record what is going on there. That way there will always be a tape of the crime being committed. I will even donate a few more dolloars just for that cause. Hey Phil can you call to see if that is a possibility?

9/15/2009 02:12:00 PM

Nice try and sounds good but the POD cameras are obviously good for shit. Try zooming in on the recordings, the quality is terrible!

9/16/2009 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One shithead less wasting the oxygen.

9/18/2009 04:16:00 PM  

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