Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lakefront Overtime

We're going to go ahead and take full credit for providing our readership with this opportunity. From the FOP website:
  • The Lodge was notified today that a new lakefront overtime initiative is scheduled to begin Sunday, June 6, 2010 and will continue through the end of August 2010.

    This initiative is open to Police Officers pay grade 9161. Officers may sign up on the CPD Intranet site in the same manner as other overtime initiatives. Officers will have until Friday, June 4, 2010 to sign up for dates in June. Officers will have until Tuesday, June 15, 2010 to sign up for dates in July.

    There will be day and afternoon shifts available. Anticipated start times are 1000 hrs and 1400 hours. Officers will be in full uniform and assigned to foot posts.

    A FAX message with the complete details of the initiative is expected to be released some time this weekend. It was not available when this update was posted.
So the city would rather pay everyone time-and-one-half than actually make up the increasingly obvious shortage of officers on the street. We're not denying we could use the money in these trying times, but didn't we used to cover all of this just 10 years ago without breaking a sweat?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love desperation special, like last year for the Taste. Last minute, everyone gets it...

Oh wait. What are they going to do for the Taste if everyone is already signed up for lakefront nonsense.

Someone should promote me because I am capable of foresight and planning.

Unlike some people.

5/29/2010 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cameras were up and running tonight as North Ave. and Oak St. beaches slid into chaos. A Sgt in 18 went over the air and asked the dispatcher to check the cameras to confirm a fight that was being reported to which she replied that she could not because she was alone and had calls to give out. So there you go, the cameras are up and there is no one to monitor them.

5/29/2010 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

001 and 018 were ridiculous tonight. Oak St and North Ave beaches were in chaos and 001 was dealing with two impromptu protests which tied down cars and blocked traffic. On top of that Critical Mass was out and blocked traffic on LSD with their stupidity. The sad thing was that despite being ordered to disperse several times and to clear the streets no arrest were made at the protests. As far as I know, no arrest were made with Critical Mass. The really sad thing is that we really couldn't afford to have Officers down on these arrest because there would be no one left on the streets. 001 is running on 3-5 down cars a night on the 3rd watch with no traffic or rapid cars and everyone is 99. 018 seems to be just as bad. The yuppies are doing there stupid critical mass and protests BS causing cars to be held down and the thugs are roaming the streets looking for victims and there are no cars available. Downtown is their's for the taking. Hopefully any terrorist organizations will show pity on Chicago cause we are wide open.

5/29/2010 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter what the city does regarding hiring, there is no way they can get enough officers to cover all the trouble that will be blowing this way due to their poor hiring practices over the past three years.

Now they have to pay up time and a half cash!

If they hired 2,000 officers tomorrow, they still would not have enough ready to actually patrol the streets until mid 2012!

Enjoy the Money Kids!

But stay safe, also!

5/29/2010 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A P/O asked Jody on the lakefront, when we were gonna get some help on the streets. He explained that most of the cars are 99 and if something jumps in 2 different places, officers will get hurt. Jody told him that soon you will be able to work OT, in your district, on your off days. Time and a half. Thats a move in the right direction. That way, you won't get hurt being in a unfamiliar district and will know your surroundings and co-workers. If this is true, its a good move J-Fed. Thanks

5/29/2010 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard over the city wide big gang fight at Montrose Beach today. Men with guns running around and everything. I think the whole lakefront is going down the tubes fast!

5/29/2010 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its cheaper to pay time and a half then to pay a new body a salary medical and a pension.

5/29/2010 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if they can do this at the lakefront, cta, cha, airport, and obama's house then why not at the district level--- districts are going up in flames almost daily with raps--- offer po's a chance to work an rdo in their own district maybe once a month--- you will be working an area you are familiar with and you won't have to lug all your gear to another location--- have watch commander do manpower projection for next period and have a sign up sheet for days that look a little lean--- the problem would be how to decide who gets to work it if too many guys sign up.....

5/29/2010 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With about 1,000 P.O.s and 400 Detectives short. Plus how many Lt.s and Sgts. short. Where did all the money go that the police dept. is budgeted for? Supposed to be 13,478 budgeted for?

5/29/2010 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

to take the Citys side

But its probably cheaper to pay a few guys for a few months than for the entire year, plus benefits

I realize that there is a huge manpower shortage But this is their answer

I just had an idea. Nobody volunteer to work it

That may get them to hire more people

5/29/2010 03:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safe City sent officers there tonight! Nothing going on they said!

5/29/2010 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about 9165 ?

5/29/2010 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC should also take credit for the CPD copter doing laps on the lakefront with its spot on the shore path last night.

Nice!

5/29/2010 04:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another brilliant move, they used to have these people in blue shirts who carried guns called 018th District Police Officers and those officers would keep the peace at the lakefront. They were augmented by the Summer Mobile force because the command staff back then, as unenlightened as they were, somehow recognized the need to patrol the lakefront in summer to keep the knuckleheads at bay and to intimidate the jagoffs and confiscate beer etc.

It worked too. It worked so well that a new generation of enlightened bosses saw no need for them and cancelled all of it. Which brings us to present day with this phony baloney excuse of "suburbanites" causing mayhem on the lakefront.

So now the City can pay time and a half to patrol the lakefront instead of straight time and generate all sorts of bad press that might, just might contribute to the downfall of the daley crime syndicate.

I couldn't have planned it better myself.

q

5/29/2010 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: There was a shooting in 15/25 this morning around 5am. They believe the shooter was wearing a bulletproof vest while shooting up a gas station with an AK-47. Multiple 7.62 caliber rounds were recovered on scene. This is after a half dozen calls during the night of shots fired "it sounds like an automatic weapon."

5/29/2010 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Brian in Arlington Heights said...

Well, the 'BURBS STRIKE BACK against your crazy mayor and your coward police chief in yesterday's Cardinal newspaper, also on-line: www.ArlingtonCardinal.com

My dad was a very proud Chicago cop for 35 years. God help you guys.

5/29/2010 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

EXPECT MORE OVER-TIME INITIATIVES!

NO 1 IS GETTING HIRED ANY TIME SOON.

O.T. IS STILL CHEAPER THAN HIRING SOMEONE BECAUSE NO UNIFORM ALLOWANCE, NO DUTY AVAILABILITY, NO INSURANCE , NO MEDICARE, NO PENSION, , NO PAID HOLIDAYS.

HOW COME ONLY 9161 GET A TASTE OF THIS O.T. BONANZA. WHY NOT JUST PAY EVERYONE AT A SET RATE.

MORONS AND BAD ACCOUNTING.
AT 30$ AN HOUR I KNOW CAPTAINS WHO WOULD PUT ON A BLUE UNIFORM AND CHECK OUT BABES AT RAINBOW BEACH!?

GOOD LUCK 2 ALL THE PEOPLE WHO NEED THE CASH. ENJOY THE SUMMER ILL BE WATCHING ON U TUBE ALL UR EXPLOITS.

5/29/2010 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have seen Oak Street thru North Avenue beach yesterday. The place was out of control.

5/29/2010 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was called Summer Mobile Force, and it worked. Also 018 had officers assigned to North Ave Beach. They processed them right there and called for the wagon. They even had a room with benches and rings on the wall to hold them until the wagon came. I don't know how it is now.

5/29/2010 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The overtime initiatives are the dumbest ideas out. Let's face it people. We begged not to work 6 days in a row and now we have our people signing up each week for the extra money. Plus court and regular OT, the summer will beat us down so badly that I fear more funerals. But at least we can pay more taxes o the more money we will surely make. So, what should the CPD do? First, public safety has to become a priority for the city and the department. We need to keep the police ranks at the top, even if some garbage pick-up gets backlogged because of lay-offs. I'll bet anyone with high school accounting can find millions in the city budget that could be redirected to police and fire. Second, the brass needs to learn how to police instead of using the smoke and mirrors tactics that have overwelmed us. Event numbers for any little thing, numerous missions, etc are stupid. You heard J-Fled and Dugan. Stupid. They are a waste of man-hours. Cops don't need missions - they are paid to be cops and even a snot-nosed recruit in the academy knows how to police bad guys and crimes and 911 calls. It's called basic policing. Even the tact teams don't need missions as they already know where the crime is, who the gang bangers are and when patterns are developing. That's why they are on tact teams. That's their job. Third, teach OEMC what real police calls are and what are bullshit and let them tell the public so. Cops don't need to be going to dog calls, kids refusing to go to school and other BS that we answer routinely. The calls need to be properly screened. We should be answering no more that 60% of the 911 and 311 calls. Not 90%. Reduce the responses and you have more man-hours to deal with crime. Fourth, the CPD is a law enFORCEment agency. Recognize that. A French philospher in the 18th century said that "law, without force, is impotent." That's how we feel. These shitheads need to see the the jail time like they were provided to in the '80s when everyone acting the ass was locked up for disorderly conduct. If we can't do that again, then J-Fled, you and Daley need to get the city council to write a criminal mischief law that can be upheld in the courts when a cop signs the complaint for "public safety". Fifth and finally the cameras are a joke. Unless they are monitored 24/7 they are useless. Quit blowing smoke up people's asses how great they are. They aren't worth shit. For the money that went into them you can buy a few more squads, and bikes and PAPVs that could be used to make a difference. You want to be in-charge J-Fled...start. Because the real police, the ones out in the street and not in your policy group and kiss ass command staff, see you for the joke that you are. Another mirror with smoke obscuring it.

Signed - Roscoe Rules

5/29/2010 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We pay FLOP to represent us. WHY- WHY- WHY- Have they allowed, been silent and turned a blind eye to the fact that we have cars on 1st and 3rd up and '99? Disband all those special units, and send all those bodies back to the Districts and get them back into beat cars.

5/29/2010 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute, all the shitheads act the fool at night on the lake front. Should those starting times be adjusted?

5/29/2010 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hear that in an expanded cost cutting measure CPD Exempts are going to be looking at 50+ unpaid days off in 2011. Commanders are going to be making about the same as a new Lt. Add 50 to the total furlo time and that puts them working 3(?) days week.

JFLED said he wants to stay in Chicago, and would do it even at a reduced salary... Guess that was a tip of things to come for all the gold stars.

5/29/2010 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's cheaper for the city to pay overtime then to hire new people. Overtime is paid to those who are already getting health and pension benefits. If you hire new people now the costs add up. You have to pay to train them,pay scale wages, Health care, pension, Medical when they start abusing it. You have to keep them. The Police don't hire temps. So it's cheaper to pay overtime.

5/29/2010 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP demand that CPD get all the house cats CAPS Officers , sworn crossing guard supervisor , district secretary and other hidden office clerks back in a beat car for the summer

we're working 10-99 and caps are driving around 2-3 to go for lunch and attend caps meetings

5/29/2010 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is noone in the pool of candidates left to hire. They are doing away with all tests for hiring and promotion. They are currently sending supervisors to an Interview and Consensus Training course so that they can evaluate potential recruits and future higher ranks. All lists are done.

5/29/2010 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city has saved over 175 million not staffing the police department......where is this money going?

5/29/2010 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
PH2 requested a fly over at the funeral as a final gesture at the funeral as a ceremonial show of respect and a final goodbye after keeping an eye on the whole procession. 3700 tells then to standby he has to ask a higher power. 5 minutes later 3700 gets back on the air and says car 49 appreciates the request but denied, PH2 your relieved you can leave and gas up.
Car 49 for all who work the street I will say, Fuck You very much for your consideration to PH2. They have helped and watched over us on the ground regularly. Car 49 and the likes are the reason this department is going to hell. No balls and no respect for anything or anyone. Thanks Car 49 for being a true asshole whoever you may be.
PH2 as someone who you have helped on the ground and watched over on more than one job, we appreciate your work. Thank you for your request to honor our fallen brother. Too bad the incompetent bosses have all learned well from our balless leader J-Fled.

5/29/2010 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Done with Special and "volunteer" OT. I understand many need it and am not unrealistically request that you not take advantage of it. But to those that do not, think about saying "No." No is a powerful word...most powerful when left unsaid. We say "No" when there are not enough "volunteers" despite offers of Time and a Half.

5/29/2010 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you take advantage of this or any overtime initiative you de facto support no new hires. The use of overtime to solve the manpower issue only helps city hall show the public the city can operate under the budgeted manpower. You will be hurting yourself after the initiatives are over and you are back at the district 99. Be wise and not greedy.

5/29/2010 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about 9165 ?

5/29/2010 03:49:00 AM
___________________________________

You will get nothing and like it.

5/29/2010 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MORONS AND BAD ACCOUNTING.
AT 30$ AN HOUR I KNOW CAPTAINS WHO WOULD PUT ON A BLUE UNIFORM AND CHECK OUT BABES AT RAINBOW BEACH!?

======================================================================

Have you been to Rainbow Beach recently??? I've got news for you...it's NOT 1971!!!

5/29/2010 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things started going nuts at about 1720 hours. A sergeant who was first on scene kept calling for more cars and it took a minute or two (and some prodding from some P.O.'s on the air) before the dispatcher realized she needed to broadcast what sounded like a 10-1 over Citywide to get more help there. Oak Street beach was loaded with bangers who completely took over the beach and surrounding tunnels. It took awhile to sweep the shitheads out of there and I believe there were 5 arrests made. Not to long after that, the dispatcher offered a helicopter for support, which was gladly accepted by one of the supervisors.

Just imagine... hundreds (if not 'thousands') of gangbangers taking over our lakefront beaches, drinking and fighting and doing as they please. Massive amounts of police presence, including a helicopter, needed to quell the fights. J-Fled and police bosses caught with their pants down (again!) as far as their 'readiness' to deal with it.

Yet, they still won't increase manpower in 001 and 018 where all the tourists visit, the business people work, and the richest citizens of Chicago live. Both districts are powder-kegs that are ready to blow, but they still don't feel a need to roll anything more than a few one-man beat cars in 001. This is a disaster waiting to happen. It's not like most of the bosses don't know it, they just don't have the balls to tell Mayor Midget that we're out-manned and we're fighting a losing battle because we're nearly 4,000 officers below budgeted (and needed) strength. The media is strangely silent on the issue of our manpower needs and the fact that we're already losing the streets and beaches and it ain't even June yet! Just imagine how bad it's going to get when the kids get out of school for the summer.

Prediction: Murders will go thru the roof this summer.

Be safe, brothers and sisters.

5/29/2010 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad thing was that despite being ordered to disperse several times and to clear the streets no arrest were made at the protests.

--They are too afraid to arrest anyone for fear of violating their rights. Been there Seen that.

5/29/2010 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know alot of P.O.'s could use and need that money, but I wouldn't work any kind of special on my day off. The money is great but doesn't feel that great when you get bullshit cr's and lawsuits for shit that occurred on your RDO.You think the bosses are going to say," hey it was his day off, he was helping the city out, lets give him a break". Plus I wouldn't do shit to help this city, mayor, nor sup. for the shit they got themselves in and then they still treat us like shit(ie,contract). Let the city burn, we finally have them by the balls for not giving us a descent raise and contract,for not hiring new officers, for not having promotions in over two years, and for hiring that J-fled as our leader! I say take your OT and shove it!Treat was with respect, give us a decent raise and contract, hire more officers, make some promotions,get us decent equipment, and the most important thing get rid of j-fled. Then I will be more than happy to help the city in a crisis on my full 8 furlough.
Free Bill Cozzi and Happy Memorial Day. GOD BLESS THE USA!

5/29/2010 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would I want to work overtime for Shortshanks and J-Fled? So I can help them to keep the manpower down? I have to work my days off to help them screw us in the end and steal our pensions?

Fuck all of them. Let the city burn. They can bring me back at double time if they want me. You want a union? Then stick together and make them pay us what we're worth. When enough of the savages get enough attention, they will.

I'm a 2%er.

5/29/2010 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be great if they offered this and no one signed up? That's for our 2% raise you fucking assholes.

5/29/2010 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Therese said...

I'm a resident in the 18th District. What will it take to get some of these Critical Mass-ers arrested when they break the law?

They terrorize our neighborhood every month, and just keep getting more and more brazen.

Now they've blocked Lake Shore Drive? What a bunch of cheap bullies. They could've just waited a couple days and ponied up $45 for Bike the Drive.

5/29/2010 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

001 and 018 were ridiculous tonight. Oak St and North Ave beaches were in chaos and 001 was dealing with two impromptu protests which tied down cars and blocked traffic. On top of that Critical Mass was out and blocked traffic on LSD with their stupidity. The sad thing was that despite being ordered to disperse several times and to clear the streets no arrest were made at the protests. As far as I know, no arrest were made with Critical Mass. The really sad thing is that we really couldn't afford to have Officers down on these arrest because there would be no one left on the streets. 001 is running on 3-5 down cars a night on the 3rd watch with no traffic or rapid cars and everyone is 99. 018 seems to be just as bad. The yuppies are doing there stupid critical mass and protests BS causing cars to be held down and the thugs are roaming the streets looking for victims and there are no cars available. Downtown is their's for the taking. Hopefully any terrorist organizations will show pity on Chicago cause we are wide open.

5/29/2010 12:46:00 AM

Obviously you were too busy to make an arrest yourself. I've listened to that shit on your zone before and its ridiculous, total chaos. Yet no one does a thing. Until someone starts arresting those critical mass fools or writing them citations they will continue with their bull shit. I don't work in your district but I'm pretty sure your ticket books are the same as mine as are the automated arrest reports. Neither of which are that difficult to fill out. Try breaking out that pen of yours and doing your job instead of expecting everyone around you to do it for you.

5/29/2010 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

014 up for grabs last night dealing with the Westside savages thronging into a now quiet area.

It took the entire 1st Watch to restore order.

We desperately need more manpower. Just wait until it gets hot out and things really rock.

Chicago going to go bang!

5/29/2010 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

People should refuse to work this bullshit, knee-jerk reaction to appease the lakefront yuppies.

What? Because there were a handful of incidents, societal "elite" get more police presence?

How about the taxpayers in 008, 016, and 022 get extra coppers? You know...the areas comprised of a majority of coppers, CFD and other legitimate City workers that have seen an influx in jagoffs rolling through, hanging out and contributing to the slow demise of the last few strongholds left in a city we are forced to live in.

I hope anyone that decides to put in for this nonsense applies the same amount of effort that coppers put into "working" Housing and the airports.

City workers take note: we are the bread and butter of Chicago's tax base, yet we get little to nothing in return when we need it. From City services to police presence, we are the red-headed step children that Daley enjoys spanking repeatedly.

VOTE THIS PRICK OUT!!!!

5/29/2010 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday: Six Chicago teens were arrested (charged with battery to police, resisting arrest and battery) after an attack on an 18-year-old Barrington woman.

Monday, a 19-year-old Chicago jogger approached a group of teens as he passed them in a tunnel, and called out “on your left” for safe passage. The jogger was punched in the head several times. No known arrests.

Tuesday: Gang-related near North Avenue and Fullerton Avenue near the lakefront.

5/29/2010 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

only 9161? WTF!

5/29/2010 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to post off topic but felt this is important...My husband and I sent Bill Cozzi a birthday card and we recieved a return letter today from him. Please take a minute to drop him a line! He seemed very down esp. about the conditions of the prison he is in.He also feels very bad regarding P.O. Wortham's death and missing St. Jude this year. It saddened both of us just to hear how he is suffering. Also, his heart is clearly here with us and with the department despite the hell he is in. Please send him a note, a card, or even a prayer card. Just wanted to pass this info along...
A concerned Police family

5/29/2010 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will it take to get our manpower back???

5/29/2010 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real nice,

The jagoff Mayor won't hire anymore coppers. Mark my words, someone is going to get hurt or killed again due to this manpower shortage.


The blame for all of this mess lays at the feet of Mayor Richard M. Daley.

5/29/2010 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am truly sick and tired of the few on here disrespecting and talking shit about the Supt.
He did more for CPD then then any other in my 32 yoj.

Really, the Cozzi incident is old news already. Talk about the good things he has done. Rifles, etc and silently getting coppers out of shit.

Yea right ! Cline, Hillard, Rice and Martin did shit but promote crap bosses that Weis threw out or were gone after they fucked things up.The above threw more good copper' under the bus then Weis could do in 100 years.
Wise up people, the blame starts with the idiot mayor who most of you will re-elect.

I know a certain retired Sgt will have something to say with my comments.

5/29/2010 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous PillowTalk™ with Leo and Mary said...

AT 30$ AN HOUR I KNOW CAPTAINS WHO WOULD PUT ON A BLUE UNIFORM AND CHECK OUT BABES AT RAINBOW BEACH!?

So do we.

5/29/2010 01:33:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

and then some Jagoff alderman will scream next year about all the overtime the police made!

5/29/2010 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,
maybe I missed it or have overlooked it, but what happened to the support for the Blackhawks? You use to have separate posts for many of the games! ????

5/29/2010 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger john said...

Work as much OT as you can, increase your deferred with the extra money, save the extra money but do not squander it.
When you retire, you will be happy you did it.

old retired guy

5/29/2010 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My non-police neighbor says youths were yellin' "Rocks n' Blows" in Millenium Park last night and asked what it meant. I explained.

5/29/2010 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't work overtime for this city if they held a gun to my head. I don't want to do regular time much less some BS overtime. But sadly some goofs will do it because they have no life or mama needs to go to nordstroms on a spree. This city is the land of the lost.

5/29/2010 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What about 9165 ?

5/29/2010 03:49:00 AM

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u get d2a pay and a ton of ot in the area--leave our ot alone

5/29/2010 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone bitches that we're short--yea-it sucks but......at least ther'e alot of OT available now

5/29/2010 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout this . Open up hiring for any city worker that qualifies age power test background etc. The city could allow them to transfer over. You would gain roughly 300-500 po's with limited cost to the city in some cases the city would possible make money from paycuts. There are plenty of other departments that could lose a few and a handful from each department would do this. The city could send them through acadmey and get them out on the streets in no time. there are plenty of city workers from other departments that would do this. open to teachers too!It not that hard to figure out. You could take it one step fewer and open the door to already trained po's (surburs departments etc) Any one certified with right qualifications could go through a abbreviated academy throw them on probation and get them out ther. All of this would work it would take much time.

5/29/2010 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love desperation special, like last year for the Taste. Last minute, everyone gets it...

Oh wait. What are they going to do for the Taste if everyone is already signed up for lakefront nonsense.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you sign up for the lakefront special do noT be suprised if they ship you over to the taste come July.


DO NOT SIGN UP FOR ANYTHING ON THE 3RD OF JULY!!! IF YOU DO IT IS YOUR OWN FAULT IF THE SHIT HITS YOU INSTEAD OF THE FAN!

5/29/2010 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back the BEACH MASTER and his crew.

5/29/2010 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know we will have some sell outs, but I do not think we should sign up for this ot. Let the city burn. The politicians did this let them live with their greedy choices.

I know there will be a bunch of greedy cops jumping all over this, but when is enough going to be enough. We should stand together and not let the politicians divert the problems by using us.

They should have hired more po's and they should have been promoting all along and this would not be an issue at the lake front. They continue to sh&t on us and we continue to let them because we do not stand together. A couple of days of summer overtime is not going to make any coppers life change, but when the city burns and it shows that the city fell because of the greedy choices of the politics of this city. Trust me when I tell you the city will have no choice but to start treating the police department with the respect we are entitled to.

No one sign up for this overtime program and let the politicians get the egg on their face.

5/29/2010 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right lemmings, keep signing up for the overtime initiatives, and keep working special. The department loves you for it, and they are saving tons of $$ by hiring you back instead of hiring the much needed brand new officers to replenish our ranks.

HELLO!! If nobody signs up for this shit, maybe they'll hire the 2000 that we are short in this dept.! Where is all that $$ going??

5/29/2010 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The cameras were up and running tonight as North Ave. and Oak St. beaches slid into chaos. A Sgt in 18 went over the air and asked the dispatcher to check the cameras to confirm a fight that was being reported to which she replied that she could not because she was alone and had calls to give out. So there you go, the cameras are up and there is no one to monitor them.

5/29/2010 12:37:00 AM


We have lots of cameras in orbit a few thousand miles up. They see everything, I know because I saw it in a movie, they even can pull up building layouts and blueprints in a fraction of a second!

Just use some of those, call the NSA or whoever, then send Georges and Dugan over to monitor them first hand.

Kills two birds with one stone. Two pain in the ass bosses planted in front of gee whiz high tech bullshit. Meanwhile the police here maybe can take care of business. Oh, I forgot about j-fled. Never mind.

5/29/2010 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: There was a shooting in 15/25 this morning around 5am. They believe the shooter was wearing a bulletproof vest while shooting up a gas station with an AK-47. Multiple 7.62 caliber rounds were recovered on scene. This is after a half dozen calls during the night of shots fired "it sounds like an automatic weapon."

This is true. At the gas station. They called back on 3rd watch the next day also to report the lotto machine was also struck and damaged.

5/29/2010 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Jello crew will be whining about this. saying why not give it to the new guys we are not DOGS like you experienced officers. cry baby's

5/29/2010 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DID I HEAR THIS RIGHT? Police all over North Avenue Beach and the shitheads just moved down to Oak Street Beach and started their shit. Look Boss,this isn't that hard. Tell the stuttering prick the truth. He fucked this all up and it won't get better until he hires more bodies and let's the POLICE be the POLICE and gets a real POLICE OFFICER RUN THINGS. GET IT?????? A POLICE OFFICER. Now quit playing dress-up and take the rest of the sissies with you.

5/29/2010 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard on Zone 4, North Ave Beach units informed of a marine call about boaters shooting guns into the water about 5 miles off shore. What are the supposed to do, swim out there?

5/29/2010 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh god,wait until the taste of Chicago or if you will......thug fest

5/29/2010 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freaknic!

Uh-Ha! Uh-Ha!, Uh-Ha!

Check da' money box!

Uh-Ha! Uh-Ha!

5/29/2010 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another overtime initiative? I hope someone explains to alderman Anthony Beale what this means.

5/29/2010 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LETS GO HAWKS.

COMMIT TO THE CUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/29/2010 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you happen to get this detail; just remember EVERYBODY is watching. Cell phone cameras, I-phones, etc. The Shit-Bird Lottery is in play here.

Just stay safe.

5/29/2010 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, hard-chargers from 001 and 018...come on down to 005 afternoons OR midnites if you want to see CHAOS!

5/29/2010 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Heard on Zone 4, North Ave Beach units informed of a marine call about boaters shooting guns into the water about 5 miles off shore. What are the supposed to do, swim out there?

5/29/2010 06:21:00 PM

You sure the marine unit wasn't out there practicing?

5/29/2010 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"5/29/2010 10:12:00 AM"



are you sure that wasn't car 54?



ooh, ooh, ooh!

5/29/2010 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see what will happen when some millionaire friend of Daley finally gets jacked on Michigan Avenue in broad daylight.

The way things are going, it's bound to happen.

5/29/2010 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
That's right lemmings, keep signing up for the overtime initiatives, and keep working special. The department loves you for it, and they are saving tons of $$ by hiring you back instead of hiring the much needed brand new officers to replenish our ranks.

HELLO!! If nobody signs up for this shit, maybe they'll hire the 2000 that we are short in this dept.! Where is all that $$ going??

5/29/2010 04:58:00 PM
Best comment yet, we are fools we keep signing up and Daley pockets all that cash. Hire more POLICE PERIOD......Do Niot Sign Up Fools!!!!

5/29/2010 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad thing was that despite being ordered to disperse several times and to clear the streets no arrest were made at the protests.
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You really want to get involved in arresting people who are non-violently protesting something, even if they are a nuisance?

Some where along the line some copper having a bad day is going to get pissed and take it out on some guy who is just hanging out there and it will be on video on youtube in about 3 minutes.

The guys you need to go after are the ones organizing these things but that takes some smarts and actual effort and no one in management wants to do that.

5/29/2010 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: I was at the Memorial Day Parade today, and saw the CPD contingent march by. Even though Jody invited all CPD members to march in uniform, the only ones to show up were about 20 exempt members. No blue shirts at all. That right there shows how low morale is among the rank and file.

5/29/2010 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't work overtime for this city if they held a gun to my head. I don't want to do regular time much less some BS overtime. But sadly some goofs will do it because they have no life or mama needs to go to nordstroms on a spree. This city is the land of the lost.

--Ok I won't work it if you pay for my kid's college tuition

5/29/2010 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the Dept. ever considered that just MAYBE all these years of 'Safe Summer' 'Taste of Chicago' and other special events has just burned everyone the fuck out?

5/29/2010 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK 2 ALL THE PEOPLE WHO NEED THE CASH. ENJOY THE SUMMER ILL BE WATCHING ON U TUBE ALL UR EXPLOITS.

Thanks. You can watch me as I take those huge checks to the bank.

9161's are finally getting a taste of the pie that everyone else has been gobbling up, lo these many years.

Don't be a hater!

5/29/2010 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked the north ave beach detail in 018 for three summers in a row in the late 90s! The best summers I ever had on the job! I also had one of the best watch commanders on the job the late Terry Mcque (RIP). He let the officers handle the beach the way we saw fit and he would back us 110%. Now as I sit in my pool sipping a cold beer in florida I miss the guys I worked with and the fun we had.........I am glad that I am not working on the job for that Jagoff Daley and the bullshit mertorious bossess who do not belong their and who cannot even figure out how to keep the beaches safe! Stay safe out there and do exactly what Daley wants nothing let it all burn!!! Signed 018 beach warrior!

5/29/2010 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be great if they offered this and no one signed up? That's for our 2% raise you fucking assholes.
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It would be funny, but it will never happen. There will ALWAYS be a steady supply of people to work for time and 1/2 on their RDO's. There is no WE mentality in this department. There is only a ME mentality.

I have lost count of fellow officers who swear that they will never work special because of this or that reason. And then you see them walking out on their Friday with all their stuff because "Man, I just couldn't turn down time and 1/2".

5/29/2010 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger TWENTY and OUT said...

john said...

Work as much OT as you can, increase your deferred with the extra money, save the extra money but do not squander it.
When you retire, you will be happy you did it.

old retired guy

Yeah, screw seeing your kids and work as much as you can. Get so stressed out that you croak a week after you retire. Then the kids you never saw grow up can enjoy the money and summer home you left them.
No thanks. I'm gonna coach my daughters' little league games and go camping with them instead. Let the shitheads from the West and Southside ghettos go to the beach and tear it up. Maybe after a summer of hell the good citizens of the Shitty will beg for us to go down there and thank us for kicking a punk in the teeth instead of calling US the bad ones.

5/29/2010 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

freaknik: coming to a city near you.

5/29/2010 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memo to 23rd Dist.

When Critical Mass does it's cluster fuck, how about having a car stationed at Belmont and LSD to keep the assholes off the Drive. This shit with 200+ bicycles on LSD at 9 PM on a Friday night is getting old.

5/29/2010 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LETS GO HAWKS.

COMMIT TO THE CUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/29/2010 07:10:00 PM
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YESSSSSSSSS!!!! One down.

5/29/2010 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC,
maybe I missed it or have overlooked it, but what happened to the support for the Blackhawks? You use to have separate posts for many of the games! ????

5/29/2010 02:01:00 PM
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SCC declared a moratorium on Hawks topic at the beginning of the season. Individual posts are still going through, though.

5/29/2010 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, screw seeing your kids and work as much as you can. Get so stressed out that you croak a week after you retire. Then the kids you never saw grow up can enjoy the money and summer home you left them.
No thanks. I'm gonna coach my daughters' little league games and go camping with them instead. Let the shitheads from the West and Southside ghettos go to the beach and tear it up. Maybe after a summer of hell the good citizens of the Shitty will beg for us to go down there and thank us for kicking a punk in the teeth instead of calling US the bad ones.

5/29/2010 10:18:00 PM

Amen to that, brother.

5/29/2010 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memo to 23rd Dist.

When Critical Mass does it's cluster fuck, how about having a car stationed at Belmont and LSD to keep the assholes off the Drive. This shit with 200+ bicycles on LSD at 9 PM on a Friday night is getting old.

5/29/2010 10:23:00 PM
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Nobody downtown wants the bad press of that photo with the bad policemen arresting the green bicyclist. When those nutcases rde naked last year, we were forbidden to make any arrests.

Give up, guys. We've lost. There are no rules for anyone anymore.

Uh, except for us, of course.

5/29/2010 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: I was at the Memorial Day Parade today, and saw the CPD contingent march by. Even though Jody invited all CPD members to march in uniform, the only ones to show up were about 20 exempt members. No blue shirts at all. That right there shows how low morale is among the rank and file.

5/29/2010 08:49:00 PM
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That same 'invitation' said space was limited. I guess we all figured the limited spots would all be taken up and so we didn't volunteer. lol

5/29/2010 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An amusing story…

I was getting my little guy’s hair cut Saturday afternoon at the local barbershop. As I waited another customer engaged in small talk with the room in general. He was probably 60 yrs. Old and mentioned he was retired from the City (not CPD) and now driving a Cook County Circuit Court Judge. As I half listened to his story and half monitored my 6 yr old to keep still this guy started dropping bombs on CPD. He talked about how he and the judge agreed all cops lie and how they would joke about Chicago coppers being lazy and eating everywhere for free. He then attempted to rip on our backpay when I interrupted him and explained “We Coppers” don’t eat for free. He then realized he was talking $hit not knowing his audience. The room became suddenly silent. But hey, no reason to stop here right?
I told him “Us coppers” enjoy one thing more than eating and being lazy- we love watching Fox News/Better Business Investigative reports on Cook County Judges stealing from taxpayers by working ½ days. I then asked him how he and the judge (who he named) felt about working 8 for 8 this coming Tuesday because there might be a citizen (or copper) that drops a dime to reporters for a follow up on a certain judge who has a driver that says he still only works til lunch time.
Anyway, that was my afternoon. Stay safe.

5/29/2010 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously you were too busy to make an arrest yourself. I've listened to that shit on your zone before and its ridiculous, total chaos. Yet no one does a thing. Until someone starts arresting those critical mass fools or writing them citations they will continue with their bull shit. I don't work in your district but I'm pretty sure your ticket books are the same as mine as are the automated arrest reports. Neither of which are that difficult to fill out. Try breaking out that pen of yours and doing your job instead of expecting everyone around you to do it for you.
__________________________________________________

Maybe you skipped over the part where I stated that we only had a handful of officers to control three different incidents each with a large crowd of people. Or maybe you're just a jag-off. Anyway, I would never go in on a misdemeanor arrest and leave my fellow officers, the very few, to deal with the BS on they're own. Yes, tickets were written, for all the good that will do. One of our most powerful tools when dealing with unruly crowds is to bring up the wagon and start loading people in. It sends a message. However, when having 4 officers go in on an arrest leaves you with 2 to deal with the rest of the crowd there is a problem. Not to mention that the wagon is unavailable most of the time because they are transporting a shithead with chest pains to the hospital. You either missed the point completely or you just don't see a problem with there being 12 officers for an entire 3rd watch.

5/30/2010 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really, the Cozzi incident is old news already. Talk about the good things he has done. Rifles, etc and silently getting coppers out of shit.
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Hey asshole, it's not old news to Cozzi. He's still in a cell. It will never be old news to those of us who know him.

5/30/2010 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/29/2010 12:54:00 PM


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA now go sleep in your detective car, go shopping, play bejeweled or whatever it is you useless pricks do.

5/30/2010 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the money coming from?

5/30/2010 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have watch commander do manpower projection for next period and have a sign up sheet for days that look a little lean--- the problem would be how to decide who gets to work it if too many guys sign up.....

5/29/2010 02:05:00 AM
SENIORITY my dim witted comrade.

5/30/2010 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

/29/2010 02:18:00 PM

john said...
Work as much OT as you can, increase your deferred with the extra money, save the extra money but do not squander it.
When you retire, you will be happy you did it.

old retired guy

5/29/2010 02:19:00 PM

Abso-fuckin-lutely, brother. since 2007 I have been working all the special I can get: my def comp is up to 3/4 mil, i use my comp time to get rest and excercise, kick off my shoes in the car every chance I get. Short time to go and I will be leaving this city with ALL my milk and honey. Fuck the white shirts; they are tolerable and insignificant in my book.

5/30/2010 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

/2010 02:19:00 PM

Anonymous said...
I wouldn't work overtime for this city if they held a gun to my head. I don't want to do regular time much less some BS overtime. But sadly some goofs will do it because they have no life or mama needs to go to nordstroms on a spree. This city is the land of the lost.

5/29/2010 02:54:00 PM

Pardon me, partner, but I made 195,000 in 2008 with special and court time. my 4,500 hours are worth a pretty penny. The city is the land of milk and (m)honey, not the land of the lost except for lazy dogs like you.

5/30/2010 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safe city is cancelled effective June 1st. Lake front detail will be 18 plus yrs to get come July and August.

5/30/2010 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Therese said...

I'm a resident in the 18th District. What will it take to get some of these Critical Mass-ers arrested when they break the law?

They terrorize our neighborhood every month, and just keep getting more and more brazen.

Now they've blocked Lake Shore Drive? What a bunch of cheap bullies. They could've just waited a couple days and ponied up $45 for Bike the Drive.

5/29/2010 11:21:00 AM


Therese,

The regular blue shirt police officers have little or nothing to say about arresting those people. the orders come from way above and it normally is to simply escort them and monitor wherever they go.

You and your neighbors can help stop this by calling the office of Superintendent of Police at
312-745-6100 and letting jody know how you feel.


You can also write the mayor at:

Chicago City Hall
Office of the Mayor, 507
121 N LaSalle St.
Chicago IL 60602

5/30/2010 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we love watching Fox News/Better Business Investigative reports on Cook County Judges stealing from taxpayers by working ½ days.

MEDIA,GET A CAMERA AND FILM THE JUDGE;S PLAYING GOLF A SOUTH SHORE.

5/30/2010 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
...Where did all the money go that the police dept. is budgeted for?...

5/29/2010 02:34:00 AM

Heyy, fuhgetaboutit!

5/30/2010 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An amusing story…

I was getting my little guy’s hair cut Saturday afternoon at the local barbershop. As I waited another customer engaged in small talk with the room in general. He was probably 60 yrs. Old and mentioned he was retired from the City (not CPD) and now driving a Cook County Circuit Court Judge.

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Hey Anonymous,
Did you get the Judges name? If you did, post it so that we can vote him/her out.

5/30/2010 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When summer mobile was eliminated, all of the cars went to the new unit, "TRU". Here's an idea, how about re-assigning TRU to the Lakefront from Evanston-Indiana. I am sure this would be a much needed change for that unit, they would get to see something other than the ghetto & there would be coppers that would actually "work". The city that is so broke wouldn't have to pay overtime & still be undermanned, really, 10 P.O.s & 1 Sgt.? Who the fuck are they kidding? For 27 miles of Lakefront, you need more than 10 cops. I am just saying....

5/30/2010 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An amusing story…

I was getting my little guy’s hair cut Saturday afternoon at the local barbershop. As I waited another customer engaged in small talk with the room in general. He was probably 60 yrs. Old and mentioned he was retired from the City (not CPD) and now driving a Cook County Circuit Court Judge. As I half listened to his story and half monitored my 6 yr old to keep still this guy started dropping bombs on CPD. He talked about how he and the judge agreed all cops lie and how they would joke about Chicago coppers being lazy and eating everywhere for free. He then attempted to rip on our backpay when I interrupted him and explained “We Coppers” don’t eat for free. He then realized he was talking $hit not knowing his audience. The room became suddenly silent. But hey, no reason to stop here right?
I told him “Us coppers” enjoy one thing more than eating and being lazy- we love watching Fox News/Better Business Investigative reports on Cook County Judges stealing from taxpayers by working ½ days. I then asked him how he and the judge (who he named) felt about working 8 for 8 this coming Tuesday because there might be a citizen (or copper) that drops a dime to reporters for a follow up on a certain judge who has a driver that says he still only works til lunch time.
Anyway, that was my afternoon. Stay safe.

5/29/2010 11:19:00 PM

Good for you. They should put someone in the fifth district for starters. Almost no 1:30 court call at all.

5/30/2010 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working this does nothing but hurt us in the long run. Don't enable them in their quest to screw us and keep the numbers down. That only endangers us.

Force them to call us in. Don't volunteer.

5/30/2010 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thabks SCC. Baywatch Here I come!!!! Look for me in my speedo and gunbelt.

5/30/2010 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The city has saved over 175 million not staffing the police department......where is this money going?
5/29/2010 09:59:00 AM
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Well for starters maybe some of it will go to pay the overtime costs.

5/30/2010 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Car 49 is ads steve georgas

5/30/2010 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am truly sick and tired of the few on here disrespecting and talking shit about the Supt.
He did more for CPD then then any other in my 32 yoj.

Really, the Cozzi incident is old news already. Talk about the good things he has done. Rifles, etc and silently getting coppers out of shit.

I know a certain retired Sgt will have something to say with my comments.

5/29/2010 01:29:00 PM

You are an asshole!! What do you mean the Cozzi thing is getting old? In your 32 yoj I'm quite certain you gave a shithead a smack or two. Maybe you should be in federal prison too you asshat and maybe you would understand why WE support Bill Cozzi and him getting fucked by your Dickhead Supt. And Wow he got us rifle (that most of can't even use anyway)BIG FUCKING DEAL. That makes him a great Supt in your eyes. 32 yoj and you are a douchebag!!!Thanks for posting Mrs. Weis

5/30/2010 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really, the Cozzi incident is old news already. Talk about the good things he has done. Rifles, etc and silently getting coppers out of shit.
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Hey asshole, it's not old news to Cozzi. He's still in a cell. It will never be old news to those of us who know him.

5/30/2010 01:16:00 AM

OLD NEWS!!!

BILL COZZI ROTS IN HELL and that is old news???

Are you fucking serious?

What is done to one, is done to all!

Everytime one copper is UNJUSTLY stripped, suspended, fired or jailed; all of us suffer and all of us are affected.

Cozzi sets a precedent!

Never has a Chicago copper ever been railroaded that badly!

It WILL happen again, hopefully to you, Mr. OLD NEWS.

What is done to one, is done to all!

UNDERSTAND?

90% of the working police, stopped aggressively working when they saw their buddy's getting ramrodded for BS or for political reasons.

The railroading of coppers has destroyed the CPD!

Nothing destroys morale faster than hanging good, working coppers out! NOTHING!!!

I 100% stand behind Bill Cozzi and demand that he be freed!

FREE COZZI!!!

and FUCK YOU, Mr. Old News!

5/30/2010 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Bill Cozzi and all the UNJUSTLY Fucked over coppers!

Let Chicago burn!

5/30/2010 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pardon me, partner, but I made 195,000 in 2008 with special and court time. my 4,500 hours are worth a pretty penny. The city is the land of milk and (m)honey, not the land of the lost except for lazy dogs like you.

I call bull sh@t on the above post. If you only have a few years left you should have more then 250,000 in Deferred comp if you did not live above your means, not to mention if you make 195, 000 in a year where do you get your comp time if you always check the money box. The city only gives us 13 holidays, so how can you use your comp time to rest and exercise, 13 days is not enough.

Has nothing to do with being lazy you hard charger it is because we get no respect from the politicians and the brass, so why should we put our selves out there for them. Until we get the resources and the man power that is needed and get the backing from the powers that be it is useless to kill yourself by working your days off just to keep them happy. All it takes is one camera phone video to be over exaggerated and you are in all kind of trouble, you will be spending your 250,000 on lawyers trying to keep your self out of jail. Cozzi is a perfect example. It is not worth doing anything for these politicians, the brass and for that matter the liberal minded citizens and the one sided, slanted story telling media.

5/30/2010 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC:
what a time to declare your moritorium on Hawks posts. Only 3 more victories to the beloved Stanley Cup. Go Hawks!

5/30/2010 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safe city is cancelled effective June 1st. Lake front detail will be 18 plus yrs to get come July and August.

5/30/2010 05:36:00 AM

Ugh, they won't look half as good as I do in my speedo! I just finished getting my hair cut too, so when I jump in the water it looks like I applied a fresh coat of hair gel!

Out of the way geezers, leave the Baywatch Detail to The Hairgellers!

5/30/2010 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA now go sleep in your detective car, go shopping, play bejeweled or whatever it is you useless pricks do.

5/30/2010 01:57:00 AM

Spoken like a true know-it-all blowhard. Not taking your failure on the dick'c exam very well.

5/30/2010 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous PillowTalk™ with Leo and Mary said...

"I worked the north ave beach detail in 018 for three summers in a row in the late 90s! The best summers I ever had on the job! I also had one of the best watch commanders on the job the late Terry Mcque (RIP). He let the officers handle the beach the way we saw fit and he would back us 110%. Now as I sit in my pool sipping a cold beer in florida I miss the guys I worked with and the fun we had........."

Like the good ol' Michigan Avenue Detail: only the best of the best could work it back in "the day". Ask us about it sometime before we retire.

5/30/2010 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you sure that wasn't car 54?



ooh, ooh, ooh!

5/29/2010 08:23:00 PM

It might have well been. That's every bosses answer when they have to make a decion. Except for J-Fled, he just retreats and runs.

5/30/2010 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safe city is cancelled effective June 1st. Lake front detail will be 18 plus yrs to get come July and August.

5/30/2010 05:36:00 AM

Ugh, they won't look half as good as I do in my speedo! I just finished getting my hair cut too, so when I jump in the water it looks like I applied a fresh coat of hair gel!

Out of the way geezers, leave the Baywatch Detail to The Hairgellers!

5/30/2010 03:45:00 PM


That's how us geezers are going to get rid of them. Gun belt and a thong. Nothing else. If that don't make them run nothing will. We're to sexy for our body.

5/30/2010 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pardon me, partner, but I made 195,000 in 2008 with special and court time. my 4,500 hours are worth a pretty penny. The city is the land of milk and (m)honey, not the land of the lost except for lazy dogs like you.

5/30/2010 02:35:00 AM

I think you were very drunk when you typed this. What did your 2009
W-2 say? Or are you still stuck in 2009? If you have that many hours on the books, you have no life. How many marriages have you gone through? Having nightmares alot? Drinking your self to sleep? If your answers to last three questions are no, then you have stolen that money and time through clout.

5/30/2010 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention that the wagon is unavailable most of the time because they are transporting a shithead with chest pains to the hospital.

Chest pains(and liability concerns) requires an ambulance job with an escort. We also started calling ambulances for mental's too. It's fun and spreads the liabilty.

5/30/2010 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chest pains(and liability concerns) requires an ambulance job with an escort. We also started calling ambulances for mental's too. It's fun and spreads the liabilty.

--Yep call the ambulance for the mental not on their meds (CFD responsibility) - The person who is drunk/high & acting goofy needs medical supervision so they don't OD in the back of the wagon (CFD responsibility) - Any illness requires medical supervision (CFD responsibility). Let them do their job because if someone croaks in your custody, YOU will be named in the lawsuit.

5/30/2010 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am truly sick and tired of the few on here disrespecting and talking shit about the Supt.
He did more for CPD then then any other in my 32 yoj.
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Yeah,well, in my over 40 yoj I've never seen in more screwed up and your buddy is at the top tightening the screws.

5/31/2010 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those aren't just "green" protesters out in Critical Mass. There are some real problem people. They have beaten motorists, damaged property and so on. The usual mob mentality.

Back in the 90's we had enough manpower to lock them up. There were some real nutjobs in there, including one with a gun and lots of other nonsense for 'personal protection'.

But then again, we had enough Officers to do our job back then.......

5/31/2010 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong Safe City is not cancelled. Where do some of you officers get your info. Made up shit. Bill Cozzi got the shaft big time thanks to our Sup. so FFFFFFFFFF the lake front

5/31/2010 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah,well, in my over 40 yoj I've never seen in more screwed up and your buddy is at the top tightening the screws.

5/31/2010 10:30:00 AM
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You were probably the time keeper or in review Mr. 40 yoj. In my 32 yoj, 99% in high profile units the the homicide rate and agg. bat' were out of control in the 1980'.


Did the Supt cut your inside job and that is why you hate him.

Again, WEIS is the best in my tenure. I am sure Martin, Rice, Fast Terry and Phil sustained firing and suspending copper' faster then the speed of light .

Weis...How many Mr. Vet.

6/01/2010 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You were probably the time keeper or in review Mr. 40 yoj. In my 32 yoj, 99% in high profile units the the homicide rate and agg. bat' were out of control in the 1980'.
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Your ignorance is breathtaking. How about identifying a "high profile unit"

6/02/2010 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'I am truly sick and tired of the few on here disrespecting and talking shit about the Supt.
He did more for CPD then then any other in my 32 yoj'

All I can add to that is, thank God you've finally pulled your head out of your ass after living like that for more than 3 decades!
Things have never been more fucked up being a Police officer in this City than they are today. Now, I don't totally blame this on Weis.
There is a long list of fools who hav contributed greatly to the mass confusion and nonexistent morale today. Weis was (when he arrived) and is today a bush league player at best. He accepted a job he had extremely little preparation or serious training for. He wasn't Daley's first pick; several more highly qualified feds turned the job down. Several other highly qualified candidates with big-city law enforcement experience withdrew their applications after meeting with Daley and realizing that they would have little control, but would wind up accepting all of the blame for future disasters under our infamous strong Mayor/weak City Council (Machine) style of govt. here. Weis is being paid a lot of money to basically sit in the chair and STFU while Daley, O'Keefe, Masters and a slew of other minor league wannabe managers from the "Don't you know who I work for" school of management dismantle what used to be a highly functional and results oriented Police Department. My only suggestion to you, Mr. 32 year veteran, is that you keep your resume fully updated so that you can be ready at a moment's notice should Weis have need of a man of your education, knowledge and expertise to assist him in his next assignment of standing by idly with bulging muscles as he observes another law enforcement agency go to the dogs, should any other municipality be foolish enough to select a man of so few management skills, and the personality of a doorknob to match.
And let's hope he takes MASTERS MASTERS MASTERS with him. The three of you would no doubt make a great team of adminstrators in some other agency, if only in your own feeble minds.

6/02/2010 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sorry to post off topic but felt this is important...My husband and I sent Bill Cozzi a birthday card and we recieved a return letter today from him. Please take a minute to drop him a line! He seemed very down esp. about the conditions of the prison he is in.He also feels very bad regarding P.O. Wortham's death and missing St. Jude this year."

The next time you write to Bill, tell him not to feel bad about missing St. Jude. A number of us simply go the Memorial now the evening before St. Jude with our families, say prayers and leave flowers. No way will I return to the parade until the Mayor's imposters who make up the inner circle of the CPD have moved on. I don't know how anyone in good conscience can march past the WEISel's reviewing stand and salute any of those assholes, but I know I won't. I continue to suppport the Memorial Fund through donations taken out every paycheck, and as I said, I will pay my respects with my family the Saturday evening before the parade, but it makes me sick to my stomach to even consider marching past and saluting the same people dropped into our Dept. by a Mayor who has shown a distinct desire to dismantle us, which seems to be largely successful.

6/03/2010 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You were probably the time keeper or in review Mr. 40 yoj. In my 32 yoj, 99% in high profile units the the homicide rate and agg. bat' were out of control in the 1980'.
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Your ignorance is breathtaking. How about identifying a "high profile unit"

6/02/2010 06:51:00 PM
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Narcotics.the old unit were bringing in pounds not a bag those gel head kids can only get.
Gangs..the old Gangs West.
Intel section..........Homicide.

What is you claim to fame Mr. Review officer. You gun is rusted to your holster you officer worker with a gun !

6/03/2010 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Narcotics.the old unit were bringing in pounds not a bag those gel head kids can only get.
Gangs..the old Gangs West.
Intel section..........Homicide
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Very impressive. A clout unit, a unit that was so "high profile" it was disbanded, the department oxymoron, and the last refuge of the blowhard, homicide. Mr. Specialized Unit. Everyone from the new guys to the old timers are less than you. It may be time to hang it up and attend the reunion breakfasts where your rantings will be received more politely. Maybe you could start the I Love Jody Blog.

6/03/2010 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Narcotics.the old unit were bringing in pounds not a bag those gel head kids can only get.
Gangs..the old Gangs West.
Intel section..........Homicide.


You just blew your cover 32yoj no wonder you don't understand.what a asshat come to a district.

6/03/2010 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, oh, old man, looks like the crowd is beginning to turn. There doesn't appear to be any respect for a 32yoj clout clown.

6/03/2010 12:04:00 PM  

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