Friday, December 25, 2009

Pointless

  • As police Supt. Jody Weis went from floor to floor of police headquarters today dressed in his red holiday sweater, he not only wished his troops Merry Christmas.

    He also thanked them for a job well done — given the 12 percent drop in total crime in Chicago this year, compared to 2008.

And what exactly did anyone downtown have to do with this? Analyzing data?

How about making an appearance at each of the Districts around the clock and thanking the people on the ground level? The ones with the "reverends" second guessing their every move? The guys and gals serving in squad cars with 100,000 and three years of accumulated gunk coating the interiors? The ones actually doing, you know, police work?

Frank Main manages to get in a little Christmas jab in the midst of all this "good news"
  • But his holiday spirits were tempered by a bit of bad news: the murder clearance rate has dipped about 4 percentage points this year to 54 percent. That includes killings committed in 2009, as well as older ones.

    The dip in the clearance rate is being attributed in part to a failure of citizens to tip the police off to criminals in their midst.

And maybe the fact that they haven't promoted anyone to Detective in two years plus now may have something to do with it? The Detective shortage might be another angle to look at Frank - Shortshanks doesn't want crime solved anymore, he wants it minimally documented and then shifted to the insurance companies for adjusting.

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111 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis could turn water into wine or lead into gold. For what he did to Bill Cozzi he will never be forgiven.

12/25/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it is a holiday tradition for the Supt and command staff in HQ to thank the employees, civilian and sworn, and to give holiday greetings at HQ. Don't try to make a big deal of it. It is a very nice gesture and yearly tradition. With all that's changed, I'm glad they continue it. It might be surprising to some that there are many po's that actually work alot at HQ. Everyone is not a house mouse lazy loser. But that is besides the point.

You're right, it would be special if all of the command staff could tour the districts but that is probably not practical. In place of this, the pax501 is sent out by every superintendent over the past 25 years or more, to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Its really nothing to make a comparison or issue over.

12/25/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And he probably doesnt understand when someone points out that the desk jocks arent the ones to thank but rather the street coppers.
Oh boy, how much longer does this totally useless, out of touch with reality, over paid, hack, have to go??

12/25/2009 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many false complaints have been filed against your inside folks at 35th???
Oh , none because they dont ruffle the feathers of the muts that beef because they are not on the streets.

12/25/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry thats not what he wore when he went around and was shaking hands with everyone at hq i was there

12/25/2009 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't Jfed go to the districts? Because he probably can't find any others than 009,002,021 and 001.

Why doesn't he know where they are? Because he isn't one of us and never will be, even if he insists on wearing OUR uniform.

Say what you want about the other Supe's we have had over the years, but at least you knew at one time, even a long, long time ago, he was in a squad car, going to BS jobs, writing tickets, hiding from the Sergeant and getting chewed out by his Watch Commander.


Merry Christmas to all my brothers and sisters in blue, Fuck You to JFed and MASTERS.

12/25/2009 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, everybody.

Fuck the WEISel and Shortshanks.

12/25/2009 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think the fact that detectives are required to do all their interrogations in front of video cameras has affected the clearance rate at all? Nah, that was a GREAT idea, right???

12/25/2009 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody Weis doesn't have a clue. He's a typical piheaded bureaucrat.

To all the boys & girls in the trenches everyday, "Thank you " !

12/25/2009 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY J-WAD, SINCE THOSE AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL WHO NEVER WORK THE STREETS , HAVE NEVER SEEN MIDNITES OR 3RD WATCH AND WORK 9-5 AND HAVE 2-3 EARS ON THE JOB WHERE WE WORK, I'LL BE SURE TO PASS ALONG THE MSSGE TO THEM,YOU YOU P.O.S..
HEY WHY NOT START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT AND RESIGN, AT LEAST THAT'LL JUMP START THE MORALE(POSITIVE OUTLOOK) AND PUT US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR THE NEW YEAR

12/25/2009 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would've been a great dick but I left that shithole.

12/25/2009 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Detectives are not promoted, they are assigned. There's a big difference. Once you tell them they're promoted they think they're more important than blue shirts. When, in fact, they ARE blue shirts in civilian dress.

12/25/2009 03:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Supt. CLUELESS

12/25/2009 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Reality speaks . . . said...

SCC, great observation again. Also, how about the media examining the reduction in crime being attributed to all the section 8's moving to the suburbs and other towns throughout Illinois? Many Illinois towns are seeing an increase in crime along with the influx of new honor students to their school systems. How about attributing the reduction in homicides to the skilled hands of the medical professionals at our overworked trauma hospitals? They must get some credit because shootings are certainly not down.

Can we really expect the superintendent to visit the troops at the district level? remember he is is not here for us, he is not here to have our backs. he joined this department as an outsider amid numerous police scandals to put down the police. he will be gone in one year and guaranteed he isn't going to retire in chicago.

when jody goes, watch for michelle obama's cousin to come back from his leave of absence, get promoted from lieutenant to chief again, and maybe even supt.

12/25/2009 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o k, and this is the problem with public and private sector alike......the bullshitters have taken over.....but.....without a product......they are f**ked !
crime really isn't down
the economy isn't better
debt still isn't wealth.
store up some nuts if you want to have a chance.

12/25/2009 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He dont have the balls to go to roll calls because they will laugh in his fuckin face and he will have to launch the bosses that let it happen. His head is in his own pathetic sand box full of cat shit.... Lets see if the mayor is stupid enough to extend this idiots contract. It will truly seal his fate if he does.

12/25/2009 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a copy cat. Obviously someone told him that many years ago the supt and staff used to go to every floor at 11th and State and do the same thing. AFter they hit your floor you go to go home. It was usually all done by noon. That was after a morning christmas cocktail with your crew. Ahh the good ole days when policemen were cops.

12/25/2009 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention the ones that will be working this Christmas while they are having dinner with their families and patting themselves on the back. Remember that while you respond to that domestic with the roaches crawling all over the place while the kids are playing with that new X-Box.

12/25/2009 04:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't need them in our District
it would not mean a God Dam thing at this point. Just settle our contract and pay us what we deserve that's all we are asking. Merry Christmas everyone and stay safe especially today, your family wants to see you home after your shift.

12/25/2009 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC and fellow officers, anyone got the scoop on why asset forfeiture is merging with vice as of Jan. 1? Sounds like chief EB is truely the daddy. Controlling the ladies of the night and the money???? It just keeps getting better and better.

12/25/2009 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly, when are they going to make a detectives class. Someone should check out the dropping clearance rate on overall crime.

12/25/2009 05:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he was literally thanking them for changing the stats to "reduce" crime.

12/25/2009 06:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weis is truly an asshole for all seasons. Obviously, it was just a publicity stunt.

12/25/2009 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all you cry babies who complain about HQ would work there if given the chance. Everyone says they wouldn't but given the chance you know you would.

12/25/2009 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its nice to see that the fop hasnt touched the web site since 15 dec. thats 10 days must be on furlough.maybe busy on the contract.

12/25/2009 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous AREA 6 said...

THOSE NUMBERS ARE GREAT CAN I GET A RAISE!

THE DICKS ARE A SHADOW OF WHAT THEY USED TO BE.

THINK OF IT MORE AS A CLEARING HOUSE FOR REPORTS.

BURGLARS ARE DRIVEN AROUND TO POINT AT HOUSES THEY HAVE ROBBED AND THE REPORTS ARE CHECKED OFF A LIST. NEVER MIND THAT THE BURGLARS PARTNER IS NEVER QUESTIONED OR THE VICTIM NOTIFIED.

MURDERERS R LEFT IN THE STREET FOR MONTHS B-CUZ THE STATE WANTS 1 MORE WITNESS THAT CANT BE FOUND.

NO 1 LOOKS FOR MISSING CALLS R MADE TELLING THE GUARDIANS LET US KNOW IF YOU FIND THEM.

SHOOTINGS R SUSPENDED FASTER THAN A CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, THE INFAMOUS MUTUAL COMBATANTS AND HE SAID SHE SAID B.S.

DOMESTICS R TOLD GO TRY AND GET A SUMMONS THEN THE CPD SUMMONS OFFICER REJECTS THEM ALL AND IF THEY GO TO DOMESTIC COURT THEY NEED A PICTURE WITH A BLACK EYE TO GET ONE.

JUVENILE ARE PROCESSED AND RELEASED IN A MATTER OF HOURS COSTING THE CITY MONEY IN WASTED TIME.

SGT'S IN THE AREAS THAT HAVE NEVER INVESTIGATED A CAR ACCIDENT LET ALONE A HOMICIDE PRANCE AROUND SCARED TO DEATH OF BEING DUMPED.

ADVANCE COMPUTERS ARE HIDDEN AT HQ WHEN THEY SHOULD BE AT THE AREAS. THOSE TERRORIST ARE EVERYWHERE HOW MANY HAS THE CPIC CAUGHT!

DONT WORRY THE INSURANCE WILL FIND UR STOLEN CAR BECAUSE ALL THE AUTO DICKS DO IS MAKE SURE ITS IN LEADS.

DONT GET RAPED BY SOMEONE U KNOW WHILE DRINKING IT WILL BE UNFOUNDED.


MERRY XMAS AND PRAY U NEVER HAVE CALL THE POLICE FOR SERVICE.....

12/25/2009 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The dip in the clearance rate is being attributed in part to a failure of citizens to tip the police off to criminals in their midst"...

Criminals in the Midst--sounds like an old Sigourney Weaver movie.

12/25/2009 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes sir the man is a real class act hahahahahahhahahahahhahahahhaha merry christmas bill cozzi and family. the po-po

12/25/2009 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12/25/2009 02:37:00 AM

FYI Most of us on the job do have 2-3 ears, I'm just sayin'.

12/25/2009 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC and fellow officers, anyone got the scoop on why asset forfeiture is merging with vice as of Jan. 1? Sounds like chief EB is truely the daddy. Controlling the ladies of the night and the money???? It just keeps getting better and better.

Actually, as of January there will be no more Vice, The commander of Vice will now be the Commander of Asset Forfeiture and both units will be merged, it's no secret it's in the budget. Why? I couldnt begin to tell you, makes no sense, but there must be something in it for someone.

12/25/2009 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please keep sending Bill Cozzi cards and letters. There is still no news on his appeal.

12/25/2009 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOOOO WHAT anyway,

Detectives are not promoted, they are assigned. There's a big difference. Once you tell them they're promoted they think they're more important than blue shirts. When, in fact, they ARE blue shirts in civilian dress.

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sore loser, it IS a promotion what do you call a different assignment with more pay ? We are the same RANK but we are promoted now study hard next time you loser

12/25/2009 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He needs to take some pointers from: Lt. Colonel Hal Moore: I can't promise you that I will bring you all home alive. But this I swear, before you and before Almighty God, that when we go into battle, I will be the first to set foot on the field, and I will be the last to step off, and I will leave no one behind. Dead or alive, we will all come home together. So help me, God.

12/25/2009 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous 35th Street Civilian said...

As a civilian who reads this blog with great pleasure I offer this:

I left HQ's at 1415 hours on Wednesday and I didn't see the Supt. or his Deputys. No I didn't leave early - my duty hours are 0600-1400. Traditionally, they do their walk through on Christmas Eve and let the employees get a jump on their family gatherings. Someone must have forgotten to tell them that the vast majority of the folks working at HQ's are civilans. Guess What? We were not there Christmas Eve. We were all off without pay giving back to the City. The only non-represented members who were allowed to work - and get paid - were the exempts.

Mr. Superintendent, you have not only lost the respect of the sworn members but this gesture proves you don't care about us either. I guess you felt it was more important to say Merry Christmas to all the "annointed" sworn members not us "worker bees."

PS: Merry Christmas - and I did say Christmas not those other made up holidays - to all of you hard working coppers out there. This is one civilian who appreciates what you kids do.

12/25/2009 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just shows you who this handjob thinks is important. He could care less about the working police locking assholes up so they can't do murders. He should go out and talk to the troops. But he wouldn't have the balls to do that because he would get a good view of what this department is all about and he would have to hear about how fucked up some of the boneheaded ideas are that his yes men come up with. Go out to a ghetto district and talk to some of the P.O.'s and Sgt's with no clout they could give a fuck what he thinks what could he do to them they are already in a shithole. But he would not do that. I wish every member of the dept a merry christmas and be safe.

12/25/2009 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To:
Anonymous said...
I know it is a holiday tradition for the Supt and command staff in HQ to thank the employees, civilian and sworn, and to give holiday greetings at HQ. Don't try to make a big deal of it. It is a very nice gesture and yearly tradition. With all that's changed, I'm glad they continue it. It might be surprising to some that there are many po's that actually work alot at HQ. Everyone is not a house mouse lazy loser. But that is besides the point.

You're right, it would be special if all of the command staff could tour the districts but that is probably not practical. In place of this, the pax501 is sent out by every superintendent over the past 25 years or more, to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Its really nothing to make a comparison or issue over.


Right, touring the district would not be practical at all, in what manner do you mean? Getting inside your vehicle and have 1 boss visit three or four neighboring district is really hard. The pax501 is as good as toilet paper, no one gives a shit about it. And actually this is an issue along with all the other issues that this ass hat of a superintendent has brought upon our department. Who are you fucking kidding about the people that work at HQ. I’m not saying that everyone is in the same boat, but many of them are worthless assholes. A few years back we had the pleasure of having them in our district for the “back to the street” fiasco. There was a pair of f/1 officers from HQ that refused to get out of their vehicles to assist a P.O during a 10-1. So please don’t talk to me about the “hard working” assholes at HQ.

12/25/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were a couple of class acts out on Christmas Eve. Rabbi Wolf and Father Nangle visited some Districts, at least on the north side, on the 3rd and first watches. May God Bless both of them for their commitment to the "real police".

12/25/2009 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, we HQ Rangers all did our week or two in the streets on super suppression missions that were extremely successful. That's why he thanked us first.

12/25/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No civilians at HQ on Christmas Eve (Reduced Government Service Day). Civilians were snubbed once again by this Supt. My Christmas wish is that he's gone before his contract ends. Of course, I'll settle for a non-renewal after February 2011.

12/25/2009 09:49:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Hey! It's Christmas Day. What the fuck!

If I could get within a yard of Jody Boy without being cordoned off by his phalanx of suckholes, I'd share the joy of Christmas, as would Santa, by shouting HO! HO! HO! into the face of a WEISel. Hopefully, this piece of shit would pardon the microbursts of my saliva at point blank range.

Bill Cozzi phoned me this morning. He asked that I convey his thanks to you guys for the hundreds of Christmas cards he has received. He actually sounded upbeat because of the kindness of people like YOU.

He also extended his wishes that all of us have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010.

12/25/2009 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"SCC and fellow officers, anyone got the scoop on why asset forfeiture is merging with vice as of Jan. 1?"

Unconfirmed rumor: someone at 35th street ordered it done to coincide with end of the 2009 calendar year...

12/25/2009 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc, please don't put any ideas into this cocksucker weis's big balloon head--- we don't want that back stabbin prick in any of the 25 street units.... he doesn't even deserve to walk into any police station in this city, we only want real police who care about their fellow officers in our station houses....

12/25/2009 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Homicide said...

Do you think the fact that detectives are required to do all their interrogations in front of video cameras has affected the clearance rate at all? Nah, that was a GREAT idea, right???

Actually it's not that bad. It proves we extract legal confessions on a regular basis and puts them on the defense. Reports are easier to write and even when they don't confess the video shows their asshole behavior and inconsistent statements. Truth be told, if your professional, polished, and know your shit, it's the best way to get a conviction.

12/25/2009 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Most Excellency Supt Weis
and to all of his High Command Staff
Including Mike Masters, Esquire
Please come out to 006th District
and meet with residents of 80th Emerald
There, you will partake in refreshing egg nog
WITHOUT THE NOG.AGAIN.

12/25/2009 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are two reasons crime is down, neither include JFED.

First, the men and women who drive the blue and white cars 24/7 including holidays and the"support" units, who keep crime to a manageable level for most decent hard working folks. Where would we be without them.

Second, THE WEATHER. One of the coldest snowiest winters ever. The wettest June and October ever. An unusually cool and wet spring and summer.

Evildoers are out there. If JFED takes credit fro the decrease, he ought to take credit fro the big increase in 2008 and the potential increase in 2010.

And, please lay off the people at HQ. Every organization from G.E. to Microsoft to the military has people who have to do admin stuff. Everyone at HQ is not a one year wonder. There are some people I know there that were real good coppers. I would rather have someone with some understanding of the job down there than all civilians. Does this mean everyone down there fits this category, certainly not, but they are the rule not the exception. there are dogs everywhere unfortunately, including working beat cars. Fortunately, the good far out number the bad both on the street and at HQ. Those P.O.'s and most Sergeants ant Lieutenants working at HQ ARE NOT the enemy. City Hall and it's servants, including JFED and Masters.

We are brothers and sisters. We may argue and fight, but we need to remember that, watch each others backs and STAY SAFE.

Merry Christmas and God Bless us everone.

12/25/2009 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It might be surprising to some that there are many po's that actually work alot at HQ. Everyone is not a house mouse lazy loser.

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And herein lies the problem. What leaps off the page at me is the "actually work alot."

It's wrong on two levels.

First, the word "alot" (AKA a lot)is a relative term. It can only be judged to be "alot" in reference to something else that is "less" or "not so much." For example, the bum on the corner will say that $20 is "alot" of money. Bill Gates will not.

So, if some people who "work at HQ" are not even there, and most people who "work at HQ" spend their entire day shopping on-line, then having to log off your e-mail or shrink your porn page to get coffee for the boss AGAIN, would be "alot" of work.

The second error is the complete abuse of the word "work." The use of this word implies that the "work" done at HQ is in fact work that must be done. What the writer is saying is, "If I didn't do this 'work' I do, then someone else would have to do it because this 'work' must be done.

Other than printing up checks, which is not done at HQ by the way, there is nothing done at HQ that has any relevance to police work anywhere in the city. What I am saying to the writer is this: If you never existed, if you were never even created, nothing would change. EXCEPT, of course, when the boss had the urge for coffee, he would have to get up from his chair and pour himself a cup.

Call it what you will, but if you work at the Headquarters for the Chicago Police Department, you are worthless. Meaning that your life has no meaning. But, its still nice having you around, even though we don't need you.

Merry Christmas.

12/25/2009 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous WORKING PO PO said...

Anonymous said...
It might be surprising to some that there are many po's that actually work alot at HQ. Everyone is not a house mouse lazy loser.

Sell that shit to the tourists -
Thats why the special events crew have fucked-up the overtime scheduling so well.
A guy with 39 years didn't get the third watch airport and I have 3 days housing north [one on each watch no less], but no CTA. Oh and two of the housing assignments are back to back.
Great job buck-o, keep telling yourself that you're the police.
Armed inept clerks at best!

12/25/2009 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in private industry for a few years and had frequent contact with detectives on the north side. To say this mildly and gently, my impression is that they do nothing and do not intend on doing anything. I would report a serious crime and a detective would call me and ask me if I knew who did it and to call him when I find out. Credit card theft and using stolen cards are just not investigated, even if you know who used your card. They can blame their inactions on detective shortage, but I think a large part of it is they just do not want to work and can get away with it.

12/25/2009 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Weis could turn water into wine or lead into gold. For what he did to Bill Cozzi he will never be forgiven.

12/25/2009 12:07:00 AM

Weis would turn gold into lead, and wine into piss.

Has anyone approached the Messiah with a presidential pardon form.

12/25/2009 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I know it is a holiday tradition for the Supt and command staff in HQ to thank the employees, civilian and sworn, and to give holiday greetings at HQ. Don't try to make a big deal of it. It is a very nice gesture and yearly tradition. With all that's changed, I'm glad they continue it. It might be surprising to some that there are many po's that actually work alot at HQ. Everyone is not a house mouse lazy loser. But that is besides the point. "

Signed
Masters

12/25/2009 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All we need are more detectives like on the A&E show the first 48. They have sergeants and above rank doing scenes and solving murders...Ummm.. that's right most sergeants and above have no previous detective experience...that's why they were qualified for their spots in the areas....never mind.

12/25/2009 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right, it would be special if all of the command staff could tour the districts but that is probably not practical. In place of this, the pax501 is sent out by every superintendent over the past 25 years or more
THE PRECEDING MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY A 35TH ST WHITESHIRT CAREER HOUSE MOUSE COWARDLY PROPAGANDIST.

12/25/2009 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does the current shortage of handgun ammunition have anything to do with the lower crime rates?

12/25/2009 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous usmc said...

Detectives are not promoted, they are assigned. There's a big difference. Once you tell them they're promoted they think they're more important than blue shirts. When, in fact, they ARE blue shirts in civilian dress.
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Explain the "big difference" to me. I studied the same as I did for the sergeant exam and competed with approximatley 5500 hundred other employees to become a detective. At the end of the training there was a ceremony.

Apparently in your lazy bitter mind since you are a police officer assigned as a detective none of that matters.

I was in patrol for twenty years and detectives realize the people in blue are the front line and without them there is no case.I give up my days off and work sometimes weeks on end going home to sleep for 3 to 4 hours and then coming back to work some more and then going to court to testify and all the while catching more cases. I am not complaining just saying that is the job.

As someone who has worked both as a patrol and the detective division I can say both are difficult jobs, but a detective has to be much more commited. It is not an 8 hour day.

My guess is you are a do nothing malcontent who has no honor or pride but plenty of schadenfreude. Merry Christmas. I will probably be called someday to investigate your suicide.

12/25/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

I truly feel that the homicide totals were "played with". I think before it is over, the truth will come out.

12/25/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous bratton fan said...

Yeah, I doubt there's been any change for the worse in citizens providing tips. If anything, there has been a wave of sentiment FOR snitching among serious voices in the black community. I've been saying "start snitching" for years, but it's only in the last 6 months that I've seen that call made publically by known leaders. I think your point about fewer detectives is much more likely to be the cause. And of course, bad luck. Homicide clearances fluctuate, and it may well go up a bit next year. A 4% change isn't much.

12/25/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Basic 101, interact with you troops and they will respect you. NOT WITH THE UPPER ECHELON. Jodi must have been sleeping through this part of the class. Or is it he really doesn't give a rat's ass. I believe he doesn't care.

12/25/2009 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we should buy out Weis' contract, and replace him AND Brust with
Sheriff Andy Taylor and Deputy Barney Fife
Why?
Taylor has more respect and recognition in the law enforcement community

Taylor has more municipal law enforcement experience than Weis,


and even though Fife is dead, he can't do any worse than Weis and Brust

12/25/2009 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas....and I'm sorry, but a lot of whining here.

It was a nice gesture, done over the years by all the supts.

12/25/2009 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You doing a great job boss. Thank you for the support!

Signed,

The silent majority.

12/25/2009 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a shame there is so much bitter mean-spirited comments about the "Exempt Walk-thru" on Christmas Eve. That has been the tradition for decades. It would be more constructive to stick to real issues when bashing J-Fed. But, it is Christmas and we should all be thankful for the good things in life. We still have the 1st and the 16th to look forward to, a lot of good people don't. I have met so many terrific people on this job and had experiences most people pay money to see at a movie. I have met so many characters and been given the opportunity to do good on a daily basis. Lord knows I forget this many times, but, especially on this day, I am thankful and feel very lucky that I am a Chicago Police Officer.

12/25/2009 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I want for Christmas is for Jody to go AWAY forever and ever and ever and ever. Oh take Mastrers and Kirby. I hear the SOS guys that did short stints are getting out of Jail and some are not happy with Kirby walking free. John Kass please listen.

12/25/2009 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're going to single out this superintendent for doing a traditional walk through of the HQ building, then you'll have to talk shit about Hillard, Cline, Rodriguez, Martin, Rice, and the list goes on.

There is no conspiracy to honor officers that work at HQ over officers in the field. We are all officers and we all work to better this department. Those that don't, they know and we know who they are. No need pit an officer against another officer.

Merry Christmas to all. Except those who coast or backstab.

12/25/2009 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I Love you guys, but damn! That's pretty irresponsible for you to say that. For the record, I was actually approached by the guy in the red sweater and his crew. All that was said, and all that I was told, was "Merry Christmas". He never thanked me or our unit for anything. So, I don't know who he said thank you to, as that's not what I heard. So, you want to blast the Supt. go ahead. I can care fucking less. But there's actually small number of "real police" working at HQ who "still have it". Unfortunately, when you added that in your post which was intended to blast the Supt, you make it sound like there are no fucking DOGS working on the streets! and you say the Supt is out of touch? Who's really out of touch here SCC? By the way, this is my first negative response to you guys. I've been a loyal and devoted reader, and will continue to be. Honestly though? Lets call a spade a spade here. I have almost 20 Years, and just got to HQ; I have always considered myself the "real police". In addition to a great number of men and women who I'd work with any day in "Patrol", there are also a great number of great officers at HQ who I'd go to battle with any day. I still know many officers who work inside and out on the streets, and far from what you don't mention in your post is the fact that there are a shit load of dogs on the streets who you or any other working copper would dread going to battle with. I'm talking about guys who are dogs, and will always be dogs, and its not because of morale or dept., it's the way they've always been, and always will be. In addition to being the "real police", I'm no clout baby, fucking kiss ass pole smoker who needs to be at HQ. I actually had to hand in a fucking resume, go through 4 fucking interviews, and actually have the qualifications for the specified job. If I got dumped or chose to hit the streets again tomorrow, I'd actually being doing less, AND there wouldn't be any work waiting for me every start of the tour like there is now. I enjoy visiting the SCC website, and will continue to do so. Yes I work at HQ. I know what its like to swim in the ocean far from the shore. To me? I treat them just the same.

12/25/2009 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I would've been a great dick but I left that shithole.

12/25/2009 02:37:00 AM"


there's got to be some really deep, penetrating Freudian meaning buried in this sentence's sentiments, there just got's ta be........

12/25/2009 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats okay the Department Chaplins stopped in, I'm sure my guys were happier to see them anyway.

12/25/2009 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right, it would be special if all of the command staff could tour the districts but that is probably not practical. In place of this, the pax501 is sent out by every superintendent over the past 25 years or more, to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Its really nothing to make a comparison or issue over.

12/25/2009 12:17:00 AM
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Signed, The Superintendent's Policy Group

12/25/2009 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I know it is a holiday tradition for the Supt and command staff in HQ to thank the employees, civilian and sworn, and to give holiday greetings at HQ. Don't try to make a big deal of it. It is a very nice gesture and yearly tradition. With all that's changed, I'm glad they continue it. It might be surprising to some that there are many po's that actually work alot at HQ. Everyone is not a house mouse lazy loser. But that is besides the point.

You're right, it would be special if all of the command staff could tour the districts but that is probably not practical. In place of this, the pax501 is sent out by every superintendent over the past 25 years or more, to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Its really nothing to make a comparison or issue over.

12/25/2009 12:17:00 AM


Fuck you.

Merry Christmas to everyone else.

12/25/2009 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, why doesn't J-Fed go out to the districts for a visit? He can start with 025. 3rd Watch. See how his holiday cheer crap goes over out there.

12/25/2009 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous analyze this said...

Anal Eyes Weis' words.....

PAX501
23 December 2009
(commentary added)
With the holiday season upon us, I would like to discuss with all members the importance of taking care of each other (after what he did to Cozzi and his claims of having our backs; who is he trying to bullshit?)

The holidays, combined with everyday stress (yeah! like working without a contract and limited hopes for back pay; working under staffed and ill-equipped), can adversely impact your decisions at this time of year. So if you, or someone you know, have
consumed alcohol to excess
(to forget how fucked up J-Fed has affected the CPD), then please do not drive. Not only is doing so a crime (and you can rest assured that J-Fed will fuck you), it can have dire consequences. (again: he'll screw you and your family)

By drinking and driving you are jeopardizing not only your life, but the lives of those around
you, including family members, friends and innocent persons. You are also risking your career,
(J-fed will get you)
and consequently, the financial well being and security of yourself and those who depend on you.
Finally,as you are all aware, your actions directly affect the reputation of your fellow officers (Well J-Jerk; you also have affected this Dept. and your subordinates) and that of the
Chicago Police Department, the finest law enforcement organization in the world.
(we are now the international LE joke of the world.)

The Department has resources available to help if you have an alcohol or substance abuse problem. I urge you to contact EAP’s 24-hour peer support counseling office at 312-747-5492 for further information and assistance if you need it or know of someone who does.

There is assistance available if you have a problem with alcohol consumption, but the decision
ultimately belongs to you to determine when you’ve had enough. Please don’t place innocent lives,
your career and the well-being of your family in danger by drinking and driving.

Look out for one another. If you see someone who has had too much to drink, don’t let him or
her get behind the wheel. Take care of each other, just as you would on the street responding to a call. ( when will J-Fed take care of us?)

You owe it to yourselves, your families, and the citizens of this great city. (yeah; the city that lost the olympic bid)

With best wishes to each of you for a safe and joyous holiday season and happy New Year.
( I am wishing for your resignation)


Jody P. Weis, Superintendent of Police (NOT THE POLICE)





Office of the Superintendent
3510 S. Michigan Ave

12/25/2009 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
sorry thats not what he wore when he went around and was shaking hands with everyone at hq i was there

12/25/2009 01:07:00 AM

Uh...dopey, you may have been looking at the clock wondering what time we were going to get out of there or mesmerized by his presence cause yes it was what he was wearing....a red shirt 2 sizes too small.

12/25/2009 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How many false complaints have been filed against your inside folks at 35th???
Oh , none because they dont ruffle the feathers of the muts that beef because they are not on the streets.

12/25/2009 12:38:00 AM

Wrong again asshole. We get false complaints against us but they are from the muts on the inside with gold stars and THEY make them stick! Now come inside and deal with that!

12/25/2009 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't try to make a big deal of it. It is a very nice gesture and yearly tradition. With all that's changed, I'm glad they continue it.

12/25/2009 12:17:00 AM

You are whack! It is the most insincere and phony event of the year. And it was a charade long before Weis came along, he just makes it seem even more phony and insincere.

Who of us wants that phony prick and his buddies, glad-handing anybody and everybody and wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If it was sincere, Weis would know how to make it happen. He would simply leave without ceremony and never return.

Also, he would take all his scumfed, carpet bagging buddies with him. Now that would make a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for the entire Chicago Police Department. Remember Cozzi.

12/25/2009 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody investigates property crimes anymore and forget financial crimes, unless it is that big it is sent to financial crimes at HSq. Everything is deep-sixed and suspended. The department doesn't care about property crimes and never staffs enough people. Forget about any type of training or education on current issues, investigative techniques or securing evidence. The property crime command staff only cares about patterns and if you are not in the pattern, forget about your crime being investigated. Your lucky if you see a property crime dic actually make one arrest or clear one case in a year and that's the truth. It's all about violent crimes, the gang shootings and now the kids who don't want to go home and party.

12/25/2009 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What...A...Jag....POS
Signed,
A Lt. Who owes NO ONE

12/25/2009 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just goes to show that the longer victims wait to make a report, the least likely that are to make out a report. The delay in reponse to calls for service have gotten so bad that the victims have decided 12 percent more likely, or perhaps 18 percent more likely to not make out a report. This is based on 28 years experience. I can most assuredly state that with all the retirees that will be leaving that the response time will continue to grow and that even less crime will be reported because the victim will get tired of waiting and just say f-it and chalk it up to experience. The suburbanite/crime victim will finally wise up and stay home, deciding not to be a victim.

12/25/2009 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christmas green with envy, oh boy here we go again. Name me a CEO who meets and greets all of his employees on Christmas? In a company roughly 10,000 strong. It doesn't happen. So this Sup. Makes a "dog and pony" gesture and you guys are up in arms that he didn't come out to all the districts. C'MON MAN. No previous Sup. did either. It is was it is. Let it go. We need to win the war, not little insignificant battles. He's a pud and we all know it. Just wondering, how many times have you seen Mark Donohue at roll call in the districts?

12/25/2009 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This attitude throughout the ranks of insiders vs. patrol is really making me sick.

I've been in patrol for almost 20years because it's what I'm good at. It confuses the hell out of me why an issue has always been made out of the officers assigned to administrative "inside" positions. Hello---People---There is work to do on the Chicago Police Department at every level, and all of it's important work.

I personally don't want to write an order, calculate and analyze numbers, or any of the other functions that are required to maintain this department.

So please stop it with all the "hating", the only thing that it's accomplishing is to show us in a bad light to anyone paying attention (and believe me, people are paying attention), and it drives an even bigger wedge between us. Why is it so easy to forget that we're all police officers, we all "are" or "began" as blue, no one can take that from us and if you've been paying attention, there's more to this job than just rockin and rollin on the street. If the "insiders" don't do it, then who will?

12/26/2009 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"I know it is a holiday tradition for the Supt and command staff in HQ to thank the employees, civilian and sworn, and to give holiday greetings at HQ. Don't try to make a big deal of it. It is a very nice gesture and yearly tradition. With all that's changed, I'm glad they continue it. It might be surprising to some that there are many po's that actually work alot at HQ. Everyone is not a house mouse lazy loser. But that is besides the point.

You're right, it would be special if all of the command staff could tour the districts but that is probably not practical. In place of this, the pax501 is sent out by every superintendent over the past 25 years or more, to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Its really nothing to make a comparison or issue over."

12/25/2009 12:17:00 AM

Sometimes it's appropriate and necessary to either break tradition or think outside the
35th St HQ Box. More clueless drivel from another 35th St. lemming.

12/26/2009 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insiders---"annointed"??? JFED walks around at HDQ and sometimes doesn't even speak to the people working there.

How about not "annointed", but rather "another day, another dollar".

12/26/2009 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally,I don't care what the WEISel does. Keeping him at HQ keeps him away from the troops in the streets, where he has no credibility anyway. But to the poster who questioned when was the last time Donohoe came out to a roll call, you hit the NAIL on the HEAD!

12/26/2009 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call it what you will, but if you work at the Headquarters for the Chicago Police Department, you are worthless. Meaning that your life has no meaning. But, its still nice having you around, even though we don't need you.

Merry Christmas.

12/25/2009 11:17:00 AM

Merry Christmas to you too you jealous fool. Your ignorance dominates your post.. You guys can’t get a contract because there are not three of you who can stick together. I wish the unions I deal with would give me this much insight into the membership thinking. The moron mayor’s plan is to divide and conquer and you react as a stupid pawn by criticizing your fellow officers. No wonder many civilians think you are mostly ignorant dolts. Stop the girlie crap.every corp. has admin staff. Grow up kids. They are doing jobs you wouldn't do. If they pulled all of these people out of admin. and replaced them with civilians do you really think they would hire anyone but politically connected gang members. As interesting and informative as this blog is, a large number of you continue to look like fools. Do you think only cops read this? Many of us support you, so stop embarrassing yourselves. Comments like yours make it difficult for people like me to defend you.

An Observer

12/26/2009 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That 79 year old guy killed on Christmas Ever in a parking lot in the duece sort of screws up j-fed's crime drop rate a bit.

The offender will go back to the only place he really is comfortable and the assistant states attorneys and judges will issue statements along the lines of "this time we really really mean it!"

Then Lee Cration can get on with assaulting prison guards again. What is another felony conviction when one is doing life? It is really too bad that waste of space didn't make a move for his pocket.

12/26/2009 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Christmas green with envy, oh boy here we go again. Name me a CEO who meets and greets all of his employees on Christmas? In a company roughly 10,000 strong. It doesn't happen. So this Sup. Makes a "dog and pony" gesture and you guys are up in arms that he didn't come out to all the districts. C'MON MAN. No previous Sup. did either. It is was it is. Let it go. We need to win the war, not little insignificant battles. He's a pud and we all know it. Just wondering, how many times have you seen Mark Donohue at roll call in the districts?

12/25/2009 11:01:00 PM


Mark Donahue has been to roll calls twice in my district, that I was present. Bella a couple of times more. Terry Hillard once. I have not seen any other superintendent at roll call in 25 years.

12/26/2009 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How many false complaints have been filed against your inside folks at 35th???
Oh , none because they dont ruffle the feathers of the muts that beef because they are not on the streets.

12/25/2009 12:38:00 AM

Wrong again asshole. We get false complaints against us but they are from the muts on the inside with gold stars and THEY make them stick! Now come inside and deal with that!

12/25/2009 07:27:00 PM


Ohhh, the humanity of it all! An exempt filing false charges against you. How you must suffer! Get your tongue further up that ass.

Who's got a gun at your head forcing you to stay inside at 35th Street? Get your ass out there in a blue and white.

12/26/2009 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Thats okay the Department Chaplins stopped in, I'm sure my guys were happier to see them anyway.

12/25/2009 04:22:00 PM


Is spelling and grammar really that bad among sworn members? I know this is a blog, just internet crap written in a hurry but here are just a couple of the misspellings I have noticed here recently:

Chaplins instead of chaplains

pre Madonnas instead of prima donna

rod iron instead of wrought iron


Get your nose out of the blackberry and into a book, the old fashioned, and quite effective, way to acquire knowledge.

12/26/2009 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have almost 20 Years, and just got to HQ; I have always considered myself the "real police". In addition to a great number of men and women who I'd work with any day in "Patrol",
---------------------------
That's great and you probably deserved to work at the Headquarters. But, if you're the "Real Police" then you should know who and what we in PATROL deal with from day to day. So, please STFU, stop bragging about how you earned your way up there, feel fortunate you got the job inside where you can finally sit in your little cubicle and post your picture next to Supt. Weis.

Happy holidays to all and God bless the CPD......

12/26/2009 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is you are a do nothing malcontent who has no honor or pride but plenty of schadenfreude. Merry Christmas. I will probably be called someday to investigate your suicide.
___________________________

That's just cold and very fucking ignorant of you to make such a comment like that.

Fuck you. I hope that none of the relatives and families of our FALLEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS in BLUE reads your stupid and very inconsiderate comment.

You should know better, since you're so fucking "SMART", that a lot of Police Officers, ACTIVE or RETIRED, feel depress during holiday season..

12/26/2009 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As someone who has worked both as a patrol and the detective division I can say both are difficult jobs, but a detective has to be much more commited. It is not an 8 hour day.

12/25/2009 12:27:00 PM
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Yeah, and for some it's a three or four hour day and their phone call makes sure it stays that way. You might have been the dedicated exception, but unless you work in overextended area one, what you describe is just not the way things work.

And, as for explaining the 'difference' to you, here it is. Sergeants are promoted to the rank of sergeant. Detectives are police officers ASSIGNED as detectives, just as police agents are, or were, officers ASSIGNED as agents. Detective is NOT a rank. You might take a test to prove you have the qualifications to get that assignment, but you are still a police officer working in the detective division.

As a supervisor in an area, I often reminded detectives just who did the grunt work and who stood out in the cold waiting for them to respond to crime scenes. And I did have to take a few of them down a peg because they can and sometimes DO think they're bigger, better and smarter than the blue shirts. The ones with the highest opinion of themselves are usually the most useless. The most outstanding detectives are the ones who don't flaunt their position and who quietly go about doing the JOB.

12/26/2009 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call it what you will, but if you work at the Headquarters for the Chicago Police Department, you are worthless. Meaning that your life has no meaning. But, its still nice having you around, even though we don't need you.

Merry Christmas.

12/25/2009 11:17:00 AM

THERE IS A PO THAT WORKS IN HQ/MED THAT WILL GO OUT OF HER WAY TO HELP THE COPPERS. SHE HAS TIME ON THE JOB & IS INSIDE DUE TO BEING FUCKED UP FROM THE JOB. I ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER COPPERS HAVE BEEN HELPED BY HER WHEN THE OTHER "CREW" WOULDNT GIVE US THE TIME OF DAY. I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED A NASTY ATTITUDE FROM THIS PO AS I HAVE FROM THE REST DOWN THERE. "WORTHLESS"???? NEVER!

12/26/2009 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Tell us more, Yoda said...

Grow up kids. They are doing jobs you wouldn't do. If they pulled all of these people out of admin. and replaced them with civilians do you really think they would hire anyone but politically connected gang members.

How would civilians be any different from the politically connected goofs already here?

12/26/2009 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What he should do is spend a night with a cop in a l cop car on 3rd shift about once a month in one of the hell holes Chicago is infamous for. And do it quietly.

12/26/2009 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My guess is you are a do nothing malcontent who has no honor or pride but plenty of schadenfreude. Merry Christmas. I will probably be called someday to investigate your suicide."

MAYBE HE'LL BE CALLED TO INVESTIGATE YOURS 1ST, STROKE!!

12/26/2009 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How many false complaints have been filed against your inside folks at 35th???
Oh , none because they dont ruffle the feathers of the muts that beef because they are not on the streets.

12/25/2009 12:38:00 AM

Wrong again asshole. We get false complaints against us but they are from the muts on the inside with gold stars and THEY make them stick! Now come inside and deal with that!

12/25/2009 07:27:00 PM


Ohhh, the humanity of it all! An exempt filing false charges against you. How you must suffer! Get your tongue further up that ass.

Who's got a gun at your head forcing you to stay inside at 35th Street? Get your ass out there in a blue and white.

12/26/2009 04:32:00 AM


..................

Why? So He/She can sit in a car for a tour of duty and listen to you complain about everything and how you are the best cop out there. Then you will go down on a personal when Dispatch tries to give you a job thereby screwing your fellow Officers. I don't work at 35th St but I know a lot of good coppers who do. I also know a lot of Coppers who drive around in a Squad car all day and do nothing and actively avoid work. I think Weis is a piece of $hit for what he did to Cozzi but I see you guys use him as a excuse not to do anything. Well, I know and work with a lot of you and guess what? You were a dog before Weis showed up and will be one when he leaves. The only difference between you and Weis is that he has a higher rank then you.

12/26/2009 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Name me a CEO who meets and greets all of his employees on Christmas?"

NAME ME A CEO WHO'S EMPLOYEES ARE MURDERED, BATTERED& ASSAULTED ON A DAILY BASIS?
ANY TIME YOU WANT TO STOP W/ THE CORPORATE COMPARSIONS SUCKJAG. BECAUSE THEY'RE ARENT ANY. TOO MUCH KNEE TIME UNDER THE DESK IS LEAVING YOU BRAINDAMAGED GUMP

12/26/2009 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"C'MON MAN. No previous Sup. did either."

NO PREVIOUS SUPE CALLED FOR A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION RESULTING IN A CPD OFFICER BEING SENT TO A FEDERAL PENITENTIARY FOR 3YEARS.
SO WHAT IS YOUR POINT EXACTLY SUCKASS?

12/26/2009 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insiders---"annointed"??? JFED walks around at HDQ and sometimes doesn't even speak to the people working there.

Whats there to say, knowbody´s watching, no cameras, no soundbite,
police mean shit to feds anyway. Cops are not the golden boys of law enforcement, cops do the dirty shit work that a fed wouldnt think of, how many feds have had to cut a fucken carpet with a box cutter to roll a 15 day old stiff, how many have acctually made a physical arrest, some...very fuckin few ,

So fuck the feds and I BET J-GOOF HAS ABOUT 15 SECONDS WORTH OF WAR STORIES TO TELL HIS CATS WHEN HE REIIRES. "Well it was a cold day in Quantico once guys and I accidentialy put the cuffs too tight on a guy in training and he screamed like a girl. Boy that was tough to deal with guys I almost puked."

12/26/2009 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weisel is touched in the head ~ FREE BILL COZZI !!!

12/26/2009 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You're right, it would be special if all of the command staff could tour the districts but that is probably not practical. In place of this, the pax501 is sent out by every superintendent over the past 25 years or more, to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Its really nothing to make a comparison or issue over.

12/25/2009 12:17:00 AM
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Signed, The Superintendent's Policy Group

*********************************

Uh, first the Policy Group would have to actually BE at HQ. I think it's been maybe two weeks since they have, other than some fly-by bullshit. Too busy out doing resume building, self-serving - I mean outside the box Departmentally improving activities.

Does anyone from this bullshit self-serving group read this? Can you explain to us what exactly it is that you do for the Deaprtment?

12/26/2009 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How many false complaints have been filed against your inside folks at 35th???
Oh , none because they dont ruffle the feathers of the muts that beef because they are not on the streets.

12/25/2009 12:38:00 AM

Wrong again asshole. We get false complaints against us but they are from the muts on the inside with gold stars and THEY make them stick! Now come inside and deal with that!

12/25/2009 07:27:00 PM


Ohhh, the humanity of it all! An exempt filing false charges against you. How you must suffer! Get your tongue further up that ass.

Who's got a gun at your head forcing you to stay inside at 35th Street? Get your ass out there in a blue and white.

12/26/2009 04:32:00 AM

Been there, done that. Merry Christmas to you too. slurp slurp

12/26/2009 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As someone who has worked both as a patrol and the detective division I can say both are difficult jobs, but a detective has to be much more commited. It is not an 8 hour day.

12/25/2009 12:27:00 PM
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Yeah, and for some it's a three or four hour day and their phone call makes sure it stays that way. You might have been the dedicated exception, but unless you work in overextended area one, what you describe is just not the way things work.

And, as for explaining the 'difference' to you, here it is. Sergeants are promoted to the rank of sergeant. Detectives are police officers ASSIGNED as detectives, just as police agents are, or were, officers ASSIGNED as agents. Detective is NOT a rank. You might take a test to prove you have the qualifications to get that assignment, but you are still a police officer working in the detective division.

As a supervisor in an area, I often reminded detectives just who did the grunt work and who stood out in the cold waiting for them to respond to crime scenes. And I did have to take a few of them down a peg because they can and sometimes DO think they're bigger, better and smarter than the blue shirts. The ones with the highest opinion of themselves are usually the most useless. The most outstanding detectives are the ones who don't flaunt their position and who quietly go about doing the JOB.

12/26/2009 10:47:00 AM


......

Yeah Sgt, Detective is not a rank. I agreee with you there. It is a promotion. I know as a Det I have no more say then any other Blu shirt but I wish I had a dollar for all the times Blue and White shirts have tried to middle me. Its amazing that when it comes down to making a decsion the white shirts have to call for advice. I can't count the number of times a Sgt, Lt, Capt, Commander, ect have called and asked me, a lowley no rank detective, for advice. I also have had higher ups attempt to middle me because they screwed up then tried to put it back on me because "The Detective was there and he didn't tell me not to do it." I don't know what area you work in but I know It's not mine. Perhaps someone needs to take you down a peg. Just because you are a Sgt does not command you respect. People respect Detectives more anyway. When was the last time you turned on a TV show about a Police Sgt? Its always about Detectives. We solve crimes. You pretend to work. A Sgt is not a real supervisor anyway.

12/26/2009 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't want to believe that a corporate attitude is taken by the brass And City towards the rank and file, fine keep your head buried in the sand. They want you to do more, with less. Don't hire additional people. Have way to many upper echelon brass. City doesn't want to give a raise to us. Wow sounds just like the corporate world to me. The bottom line is all that matters (numbers) not the workers. The silly infighting needs to cease. It is amusing how someone can get so fired up at a fellow officer. We will back each other up regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual preference...WHY? Because it will always be an US vs. THEM. We must win everytime.

12/26/2009 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People respect Detectives more anyway. When was the last time you turned on a TV show about a Police Sgt? Its always about Detectives. We solve crimes. You pretend to work. A Sgt is not a real supervisor anyway.

12/26/2009 10:47:00 PM
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Ooooooh, a tv show! Yup, you've got YOUR priorities straight.

12/27/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12/26/2007 10:47 pm

Hey Sarge ( and I use the term loosely, you are probably a meritorious sergeant) Detective is a promotion, it just doesn't come with a rank. You are a goof! You say detectives are a police officers assigned to the Detective Division? Pendejo!!, look at the title code for detective, it is not the same as a p.o. The star assigned to a detective doesn't say police officer on it! Any p.o. cannot be assigned to the detective division! You have to take a PROMOTIONAL EXAM, PASS, and SCORE HIGH ON THE TEST TO BE PROMOTED!! YOU GOOF!! When there is a crime seen the DETECTIVE ASSIGNED is in CHARGE of the seen and the patrol division and you sarge(goof) are there to assist the detectives with whatever they might need with the investigation. You can get into a pissing match with your rank, but I guarantee you probably will be getting some time off or a cr.
So while with the promotion doesn't come with any rank, it is still a promotion. The word promotion is on the test,list, and used at the graduation ceremony! These comments are coming from a blue shirt who has no animosity toward detectives!

12/27/2009 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How many false complaints have been filed against your inside folks at 35th???
Oh , none because they dont ruffle the feathers of the muts that beef because they are not on the streets.

12/25/2009 12:38:00 AM

Wrong again asshole. We get false complaints against us but they are from the muts on the inside with gold stars and THEY make them stick! Now come inside and deal with that!

12/25/2009 07:27:00 PM


Ohhh, the humanity of it all! An exempt filing false charges against you. How you must suffer! Get your tongue further up that ass.

Who's got a gun at your head forcing you to stay inside at 35th Street? Get your ass out there in a blue and white.

12/26/2009 04:32:00 AM


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Why? So He/She can sit in a car for a tour of duty and listen to you complain about everything and how you are the best cop out there. Then you will go down on a personal when Dispatch tries to give you a job thereby screwing your fellow Officers. I don't work at 35th St but I know a lot of good coppers who do. I also know a lot of Coppers who drive around in a Squad car all day and do nothing and actively avoid work. I think Weis is a piece of $hit for what he did to Cozzi but I see you guys use him as a excuse not to do anything. Well, I know and work with a lot of you and guess what? You were a dog before Weis showed up and will be one when he leaves. The only difference between you and Weis is that he has a higher rank then you.

12/26/2009 01:09:00 PM


Must have struck a nerve, eh cowboy? You are wrong on all accounts.

Just one thing, no one but no one ever has to take a job because I blew it off. I take care of my co-workers and those who need help, I don't generate numbers for my high ranking twin (you say) jody or revenue for 42 short.

I had an inside job, good one too, didn't like what I saw on a daily basis, so I did something unheard of, I put in a PAR form and got out. No dump, I dumped them.

12/27/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People respect Detectives more anyway. When was the last time you turned on a TV show about a Police Sgt? Its always about Detectives. We solve crimes. You pretend to work. A Sgt is not a real supervisor anyway.

12/26/2009 10:47:00 PM
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ADAM-12, Hill Street Blues, the Rookies, Car 54, Southland, Cop Rock, Robo Cop, Maniac Cop 1 - 5....... and that's off the top of my head. Anybody else? (yes, I threw in the maniac cop movies to be funny)

Oh, Oh, the Mod Squad, they started in uniform didn't they? Yep, we are way more interesting.

12/27/2009 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

People respect Detectives more anyway. When was the last time you turned on a TV show about a Police Sgt? Its always about Detectives. We solve crimes. You pretend to work. A Sgt is not a real supervisor anyway.

12/26/2009 10:47:00 PM
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ADAM-12, Hill Street Blues, the Rookies, Car 54, Southland, Cop Rock, Robo Cop, Maniac Cop 1 - 5....... and that's off the top of my head. Anybody else? (yes, I threw in the maniac cop movies to be funny)

Oh, Oh, the Mod Squad, they started in uniform didn't they? Yep, we are way more interesting.

12/27/2009 05:14:00 PM

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Try reading the post again. I did not say they didn't do shows about blue shirts. I said that they don't do shows about Police Sgts. Even the Civilians know that is a overrated rank.

12/27/2009 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3rd watch, COPS, Reno 911, etc

12/27/2009 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JW showed up at the FBI Chistmas Party in a sweatshirt, jeans and gym shoes while everyone else was wearing a suit. Class Act.

12/28/2009 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lethal Weapon - they were both Sgts, and you are just a dic. HA!

12/28/2009 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JW showed up at the FBI Chistmas Party in a sweatshirt, jeans and gym shoes while everyone else was wearing a suit. Class Act.

If he is one of us, why is he going to the FBI party????

Please leave we need to put this department back together and we cannot do it with you here. You said you would leave if you thought you were the cause of the morale issue! Well guess what? you are!!! I know master and hamilton are saying no, but you are and they are dumb. If you leave now we can just code you out like a 19-paul. ok bye bye

12/30/2009 06:26:00 AM  

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