Monday, May 31, 2010

Five Years!

Yes, once again, it's that time of year - Our Birthday! Five years blogging, five years of sarcasm, silliness, commentary and insanity. And once again, it's time for us to thank everyone who makes it all possible - you, the readers. Without your visits (over 9.9 million!), without your page views (almost 19 million!!), none of this would exist.

A special thanks to J-Fled and the policy group - your continued torturing of statistical data, insane management changes and slow organizational murder of the once proud Chicago Police Department provides us a constant source of amusement and material.

And a very special thanks to Mike Masters Masters Masters, who has spent thousands of visits and countless hours surfing our comment threads from home, work and Blackberry, looking for those elusive mentions that keep dozens of IAD investigators busy with pointless CR investigations.

And we finally get to wear one of these on our blog uniform:

A 5-year service bar, something we hope that certain superintendents and their hangers-on will never get an opportunity to wear. Again, we thank you all.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


5/31/2010 12:11:00 AM  
Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

From one blogger to another... Happy 5th!

You are the Grandfather, Godfather & King of Police Blogging!

From your black sheep step-son

Det. SLC

5/31/2010 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And many more years of insignificance to you, SCC!!!

5/31/2010 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are the go to place for the latest CPD news.

Thanks, SCC.

5/31/2010 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a hairgel. You brought in the numbers. They might put you in the back with the tactical Internet team. Or maybe if you desire make your juice make a call to go to a specialized blog. LOL. Not bad for five insignificant years

5/31/2010 12:40:00 AM  
Blogger Ann T. said...

Dear SCC,
Happy glorious birthday to you.

I have learned more about city government, shilly-shallying, double-speak . . . institutional corruption and blow-hardism . . .

police infrastructure, police sentiment and human nature here . . .
over the past nine months.

It's like a moveable textbook combined with Ripley's believe it or not and (in the case of Daley et al) a kind of suspended-animation, reverse Darwin award contest.

Thanks for everything,
and St. Michael keep you all over a long perilous summer.

Ann T.

P.S. My favorite post remains RIP Mary Jo. I think that said it all, and with so few words.

5/31/2010 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed on the current FOP webpage, it no longer lists the current Bd. of Dirs. Why Markie? Markie are you afraid if the current Bd. of Dirs. is listed it may give members a reason to vote against them considering the contract? The 16.1 raise for the contract offer from the City was listed for over TWO Years on the FOP website. Markie please explain your reasoning!

5/31/2010 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your hard work. This blog has done wonders turning on the lights and making the roaches who run this department scurry for cover.

5/31/2010 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Congrats, SCC!!!!

Long may you live.

P.S. Fuck You!, Masters.

5/31/2010 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5/31/2010 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank YOU scc. Thanks for the laughs (sooooo many laughs). Thanks for telling the truth (i love that my wife now reads your blog and is stunned by how the media lies). Thanks for being the ONLY place to find out what the hell is going on in this department, because the bosses never tell you; they lie to your face and worry about losing their precious spots and take care of only who they want to. Thanks for supporting and taking up the cause of Cozzi and Mette, for honoring our fallen, and for encouraging us to band together in blue and not be divided and petty as the city wants us to be. Thank you for inventing the phrase "stuttering prick," "JFLED," and "asshat." You are relevant, informative, and very consequential. And lastly, dont kid yourself for a second...they DO read you religiously down at 35th Street. .....MASTERS MASTERS MASTERS. -thanks SCC.

5/31/2010 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations SCC on being able to keep a secret identity for so long. You are the only positive change that cpd members have experienced over the past 10 years. Thank you for giving up your own time and your own dime. And for being so committed to providing police officers (and the world) with your intellect and the truth about the CPD and Chicago politics.

5/31/2010 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous A SCC SUPPORTER FROM CT said...

KUDOS From Ct For The Service You Provide To The Second City.

Your Site Is Popular Here In Ct To Say The Least.

Your Sarcasm & Silliness Mixed In With Reality Keeps Me Grounded & Amused all at The Same Time.

Happy Birthday, You Will Get That Second Service Bar soon Enough.

I Hope JScrammed & His Minions Stay "Slick Sleeved Rookies" Also

Their Actions Speak for Themselves Might you Say


5/31/2010 04:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats SCC---You're the best!
I'm glad I found you.

Not a Cop

5/31/2010 07:08:00 AM  
Blogger ispeeved said...

Happy Happy SCC.

Thanks for the good fight.

5/31/2010 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...






5/31/2010 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the "insignificant" work!

Thanks to you(s)!

5/31/2010 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great day to have as your anniversary! Congrats on no more slick sleeve!

5/31/2010 08:17:00 AM  
Blogger john said...

Congrats to you SCC. I have been reading you from the start when I was still on the job. Stay healthy and safe

old retired guy

5/31/2010 08:43:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Happy 5th Birthday, SCC!

I'm looking forward to reading you for many years to come.

Be safe out there.

5/31/2010 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary and Congrats to da blog and their 5 year service bar!

The best source for Chicago Police news!

I get more information and better information here than from my W.C. or any Watch Commander citywide at any roll call who are nothing but a bunch of boring dolts, dickheads and political J-FLED hacks to listen to with nothing good ever to hear from their mouths!

From Da Pelon!

P.S. Fuck off J-FLED and Mayor Daley!!!

5/31/2010 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Daddy!

---not a cop

5/31/2010 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 5th I enjoy reading this blog . It's full of rumors and some good information

also the nick names from jfed to
JFLED bang , bang gotta run

Remember Boys and Girls back each other up and keep SCC and media informed on shortage of officers,1 man units , have a nice holiday
and pray for the Veterans

5/31/2010 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous SCC Fan said...

Congrats on five years and may you continue to hand out the beat downs to the political hacks who have ruined our profession in this City!

5/31/2010 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 5th, and thanks so much. Masters-Masters-Masters...

5/31/2010 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous a.d.s. for nepotism "matty" cline said...

Daddy and I are proud! Happy B-Day!!!

5/31/2010 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never sleep SCC, never sleep. Take no rest or we will gain ground. Our unholy trinity and all the resources we command are on the hunt and we will find you. Your insignificant existence will be eliminated!

Shanks, J-FLED & M. Massturds.

5/31/2010 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy B-Day!

Your no longer a rookie.........................

5/31/2010 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats SCC. You da best. And oh yes, fuck you Mayor Daley. Not only have you ruined a great police department, you have ruined a great city.

5/31/2010 11:31:00 AM  
Blogger Outspoken Detective said...

Happy Birthday SCC. You have kept us all in the loop. You have given us a place to vent about the politicians, deaprtments and bosses bullshit. While other wannabe blogs have gone you are still here. You give us a place to say our peace and get it off our chest. You have informed not just us but the public and the press of all the BS going on. A wish for many more years to come. You the man behind the curtain are a hero to us all.

5/31/2010 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

I never turn my computer on without checking out SSC. Happy Birthday.

5/31/2010 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday SCC
You have given us
Masters, Masters, Masters,
J-Fed, J-Fled,
J.C & his valet Donnie,
Eddie Burke and the rest of the aldermanic thieves,
the list goes on.

5/31/2010 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for keeping me updated, prorated and less irritated with all of your scoops. Look forward to 5 more...BD

5/31/2010 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Masters masters started as chachi on happy days

does cpd need captains , many top bosses are civilian , most exempts are lts wake up jfled quit letting the 5th floor (da hall) pull your strings

oh i almost forgot all captains are merit and most were merit sergeant and lieutenants

jfled start picking some police officers and detectives for commanders , most of us are more qualified
many of us actually scored higher on sergeants exam but passed over by most of your command and captain staff

5/31/2010 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU do a thankless job!!! your efforts are very much appreciaated!!! Good Work!!

5/31/2010 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" I've got more time on the blog then you have on the job J-fled"


5/31/2010 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW- 9.9 million already!!

I remember when you were projecting the 1,000,000th visitor!

Happy Birthday and keep up the good work!

The Foot Team

5/31/2010 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You are so truly INSIGNIFICANT!

Keep up the awesome work, you are one of the only sources of accurate journalism in Chicago.

If it wasn't for your hardwork, I can only imagine how bad things could be on the CPD and in Chicago.

I still laugh, when I hear the City Hall pundits, attempt to place the INSIGNIFICANT label on you. Could there be any greater compliment? LOL

5/31/2010 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, are you a southside police'es or north of madison? I'm guessing Soxside.

5/31/2010 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger sc911 said...


I know it takes alot of work to run a blog even when there are only a few posts. Thanks for all the work you put into it.

5/31/2010 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking away from your valuable family time in support of Chicago's Finest.
I hope that in small way you are rewarded for your time and efforts, starting out with a Hawks Stanley Cup, and more great things to follow.
I only wish I knew you personally to shake your hand and tell you to your face.
Until then, Happy Birthday brother.
Thanks for the support for our fallen especially on this Memorial Day.
God Bless All That Served.
Ol Vet (r)

5/31/2010 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday SCC
You have given us
Masters, Masters, Masters,
J-Fed, J-Fled,
J.C & his valet Donnie,
Eddie Burke and the rest of the aldermanic thieves,
the list goes on.

5/31/2010 12:20:00 PM

Lets not forget that wonderful little guy "Chaulkie"

5/31/2010 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Beverly bystander said...

Happy 5th birthday! Thanks for all the insights and wacky fun. Here's to many more.

5/31/2010 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, may you have a long run of exposing the hacks & shitheads who are in charge of our once great city !!!!

SCC, The Voice of Truth !!!!

5/31/2010 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy fifth anniversary SCC.

I am watching the Black Hawks and enjoying a few beers at home. OOPS, Now I have to run to the can and take a "MASTERS"!


5/31/2010 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob said...
I never turn my computer on without checking out SSC...

5/31/2010 12:11:00 PM

Mine's frigid; what's your secret?

5/31/2010 08:22:00 PM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

Happy 5th birthday!

5/31/2010 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Congratulations, Second City Cop!

Not only are you brilliant. Your passion and discipline in maintaining this site amazes me.

Like the elephant in the living room, you continue to be "insignificant". After all, J-Fled said so.

5/31/2010 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, thanks for all that you do. It is fun to watch the lame-stream media play catch-up to you. You are truly the fifth-estate in Chicago. Long live the SCC.

P.S. Fuck you Masters, you Chachi-lookin mother fucker!

5/31/2010 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and thank you!

5/31/2010 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



5/31/2010 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous CharLes Bronson said...

Thank you SCC... For giving the peopLe of Chicago a voice, an outLet. Your Love for the Constitution... The humor and Laughter amongst the corrupt officials of Chicago and Illinois. Your respect and Love for the soLdier... RonaLd Reagan said, " Those that have known freedom and Lost it, have never known freedom again."

5/31/2010 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! I check your blog and the comments almost obsessively. You provide some great insight into what really goes on in the city (I especially like when mt greenwood comes up so I know what's going on) and what cops put up with behind the scenes.
Thanks for spending the time and effort on the blog.

5/31/2010 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Congratulations SCC!

We would imagine that it is unequal parts love, ire and disgust that motivates you to not just be the ONLY source of information free of Daley Inc. influence, but also the voice of the Policeman that they wish so desperately to silence... Hence the "monitors" in D.C., Quantico, 3510 and 111.

Thankful for the rights of free speech and the right to have your own thoughts and a way to express them and make them known, seeing as how the Policeman in Chicago has no rights anyone in power is compelled to yield to or respect.

The first responder has become a second class citizen!

SCC IS the Policeman's voice and the jagged thumb-nail of truth in the lying, thieving asshole of Daley Inc. and all their knee-walking minions.

Congrats again! You do yeoman's work!

6/01/2010 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I for one would love to see in print either here or on J-Fled's apparently ghost-written "Blog 501" an answer to a nagging question throughout the Dept.: Is Masters Masters Masters a sworn officer now, or not?
Is he walking the streets of Chicago armed? When and where did he obtain his credentials, because they obviously weren't obtained at the Chicago Police Academy through normal channels (like sitting in a classroom with other rookies!).
Why is this information being treated like an item of National Security? J-Fled puts together Blog 501 to act as though he and his pitiful inner circle are completely transparent about issues, when it is clearly NOT THE CASE.

6/01/2010 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and Jody says you're irrelevant.....


6/01/2010 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been reading this blog for almost a year now. It took me a long time to figure out some of the specialized lingo. I know it is for Chicago police, but a glossary would be nice.

I'm sure there is a humorous (or grotesque, or both) history behind calling him "Masters Masters Masters", and I would love to hear it.

6/01/2010 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Scc: The last guy I'm sure is a nice guy but no glossaries for anyone please. Sorry nice guy, but it can't work like that around here. Nothing is given, it has to be earned.

6/02/2010 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAPPY 5th!!!! Thanks for keeping us informed SCC. If it wasn't for the blog, we would have to rely on plain 'ol half truths and what we hear from our ever-so-honest offenders when they get locked up.

6/05/2010 02:53:00 PM  

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