Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Welcome Instapundit Readers!

Just found out we got linked by the esteemed Glenn Reynolds himself. This is a first for us. Hope you get a chance to look around.

Be forewarned however, we cannot prove, nor do we intend to prove that every poster here is a Chicago cop. Yes, we cater to the CPD, but it's an open blog. The language might be raw and the tempers run high at times. We moderate with a light touch. Take it all with a grain of salt.

Just a bit of inside info for first time visitors:
  • Shortshanks is Mayor Daley. He was so labeled by Tribune columnist John Kass as an anti-"Longshanks" of olden days.
  • J-Fled is our Fearful Leader (superintendent) so labeled by our readers after he fled the scene of a shooting a mere block away during a news conference. He was formerly "J-Fed" as he is a retired FBI agent brought in to dismantle the CPD.
  • Aldercreatures are our sometimes elected City Council. There are 50 of them for some reason and their conviction rate averages around one-a-year - we don't know how New York City gets along with only half that many with three times Chicago's population. Must be something in the water.
Thanks again to Professor Reynolds.

Insignificant? It must be so since J-Fled said so.

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50 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, SCC!

6/29/2010 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

J-FLED = COWARD

6/29/2010 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh your lucky day scc, youve finally made it big time... your officially mainstream.

6/29/2010 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello World.

6/29/2010 02:04:00 AM  
Blogger two year wounder said...

T
all kidding aside.
The conviction of Burge and the FOP gives it a one liner in its press release.
I was in St Dennis School when February 1982. I remember sitting near the window in back of the class. As the teacher was teaching I just kept looking out the window at the large police funeral.It was for James E. Doyle. I remember all the police cars the Dress uniforms etc, Three days later at St Dennis Church was the funeral for Officer Richard J. O’Brien who had gotten into a shoot out returning from the funeral of James E. Doyle.
I remember the feeling I had that the city was under siege. The memories stick with me of just how surreal it was. I mention this because I remember the mood of the city during that time. Whatever you think of Burge the scumbags that are now accusing him were the worst of the worst that this city has seen.
Maybe FOP should have said "We pray for the mall the murder victims related to this case".

http://www.mifop.com/Mark%20Porter%20Article.htm

6/29/2010 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hopefully that puts daley over the edge!

da'lympics
da'lympics
da'lympics

6/29/2010 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chicago Sun-Times : Another deal goes sour for Daley nephew
First, when the Chicago Sun-Times revealed that five city pension funds gave him $68 million to investment in risky real estate deals.Now, Vanecko's real estate deals are falling apart, records show, potentially jeopardizing the money he got from the pension funds representing Chicago's police officers, teachers, city employees and CTA workers.

And it turns out that other Daley family members were involved in one of those soured deals -- a plan to build condos next door to the mayor's favorite South Loop restaurant, the Chicago Firehouse.

and of course ,Vanecko has been a source of public embarrassment for his uncle, the mayor, who said last summer that he'd been unaware of Vanecko's deal with the city pension funds until he read about it in the Sun-Times.
i didn't know lol favorite answer '
keep voting for him lol .

6/29/2010 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a California Cop who visits this site occasionally, it is eerily similar to my own agency what "issues" are faced by CPD in comparison with my own.

Our political hacks are the product of a generally antipolice society; a microcosm of the US to be sure, but those who suffer from an overwhelming sense of "Government entitlement" and a demand for "Transparency."

There is a X- Bay Area Transit Police Officer on trial in Los Angeles County right now for the accidental shooting of a man involved in a violent altercation on New year's Day in 2009.

Minor riots have occurred and the verdict on this defendant (Johannes Mehserle) isn't even in yet. People have been interviewed on local news channels in Oakland, CA., saying "There will be consequences if Mehserle isn't found guilty..." (IE: More and bigger riots.)

If you think CPDs problems are unique, I'd submit they are simply larger in scale, but hardly singular.

God bless and stay safe.

Insp. M. Krimsky
San Francisco PD

6/29/2010 05:30:00 AM  
Blogger Rosemarie "Ro" Giambalvo said...

Who is Glenn Reynolds, SCC? Anyone significant?

6/29/2010 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
In case you did not see this load of hoohah!

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/opinion/29tue1.html?hp

6/29/2010 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats.

---not a cop

6/29/2010 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One minor correction: NYC has 51 council members. Due to the much larger population each represents nearly three times as many people. If you are interested here is a comparison of council to city size for the 15 larges cities in the US.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Aq0Oe9ZXteoqdE51dUhmRnBJdHVvRzlMbl84MkFiWFE&hl=en

6/29/2010 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you think CPDs problems are unique, I'd submit they are simply larger in scale, but hardly singular.

God bless and stay safe."

Insp. M. Krimsky
San Francisco PD

Forget it, Jake.... It's Chinatown.

6/29/2010 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Patrick Daley in Russia to avoid a subpeona? He was Vanecko's partner in that venture...What Russian owned taxi company is a big Daley supporter? The owner is very tight with daley.

6/29/2010 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey...you for got to say what Masters is all about...and aunt B....tell the world who Masters is.

6/29/2010 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue agreed that more guns are not the answer.

"We support the Second Amendment,'' Donahue said. But "our concern is always greater access to firearms by those that shouldn't have them. If there are going to be more handguns in households across the city, there will be greater access for those who shouldn't have them — criminals."

looks like donahue is gearing up for that post FLOP position with the Mayor! Fuckin Pussy!

6/29/2010 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inspector Krimsky-
Thanks for the input. I visited your great city a few years ago and loved it. Had a great time. SF is now my favorite big city. But I do not understand how you work in such a liberal infested place as that or how you guys handle chases with those hills and cable car tracks.

6/29/2010 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

WHATS AN ASS-HAT?

WHATS AN AUNT BEA?

WHATS A PENNY?

WHATS A RIC FLAIR?

WHATS A SCREAMING SKULL?

6/29/2010 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger john said...

Nice SCC

old retired guy

6/29/2010 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did you forget CROOK COUNTY (aka COOK COUNTY)

6/29/2010 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second it - Who is Glenn Reynolds?

Is it true that the FOP is paying John Burge's defense fees??

6/29/2010 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
In case you did not see this load of hoohah!

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/opinion/29tue1.html?hp

6/29/2010 06:49:00 AM


Boy oh boy, these people are mis-guided. I am a department member who used to teach on the range. Some of you may remember this...I started a class of new recruits and asked them how they felt about the pistol I was holding. It was a non-functioning training pistol. They did not know this at the time. I asked if this pistol was dangerous... and many recruits answered yes, but some sat quietly and pondered at my question.

I then placed the pistol on the floor of the classroom and waited for something to happen. We all looked at it. I stood quietly now.

I waited and asked "So when is this thing going to harm any one of us???"

Many realized what I was trying to get across. Unfortunately, some looked at me with a disgusted face.
That's the reality of who we work with. We have a melting pot of officers.

I responded explaining that the firearm was nothing dangerous until it was in the hands of someone uneducated in firearms safety or someone who was unsafe himself. (herself)

Criminals themselves do not follow laws. Hence the title. The inherent right of self-defense is a right that everyone has and they should be allowed to do so by any reasonable means necessary. A 120 lb. person must overcome the threat with reasonable force necessary when confronted against overpowering odds. Sounds familiar doesn't it? And where else other than your own home? Your own home, where you should have all the freedom you want! Blogging in the nude is still "wrong." No one should be a victim. We cannot be everywhere when needed.

Our problem resides in our Justice system. Just look at the rap sheets we see, day in and day out. How many times does a person on probation or worse, "supervision" commit a crime? Mostly felonies. If things were right, the lesson would be the deterrent and not another chance.

Another chance for someone to be hurt. We arrest these people, charge them, and watch them walk out of the courtrooms. So who do we blame? The legislature? No, the laws are there. In fact, many laws are there that wouldn't be necessary if they would just punish criminals the right way for the original law.

Everyone please be safe, and smart.
Our city council has "our" checkbook and they are more than willing to write those checks out!

Let our justice system know how we feel. As well as our City Council and Mayor. Don't forget your State and Federal Governments.

VOTE!!!! 1/3 of America voted in the Presidential Election. Change is good ---No? Worse than that, there were nearly 400,000 voters who voted here in Chicago. How many people do we have?

6/29/2010 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats SecondcityCop for telling it like it is. I am tired of the Chicago Media just doing as Daley asks.


God Bless the CPD and nobody else.

6/29/2010 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Court took cheap shot at city's crime rate, Chicago officials contend
Ruling's references to high murder rate stun some city leaders...

Headline !!!

It appears the Shitty leaders were unaware... LOL

6/29/2010 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations from a cop's wife who reads this blog daily. I love the straight talk.

6/29/2010 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insp. M. Krimsky
San Francisco PD

If you could do it all over would you still chose SFPD? I have lots of family out there and I have been thinking really hard about trying to lateral over to SFPD....how is the morale? Advancement opportunities? It sounds like you guys have any awesome work schedule and a pretty strong union? Any insight you could provide would be greatly appreciated!!

6/29/2010 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 016, what is "the reason?"

6/29/2010 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the order for the 4th come out?
R they cancelling RDO's for this stupid fireworks?

6/29/2010 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You Forgot - SHEEPLE [ the blind followers of mayor shortshanks.]

6/29/2010 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT The tow truck scandal continues. J/P and J/W from 014 grabbed by the G this morning. Dumb,lazy asses always thought you were smarter than everyone else.

6/29/2010 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget our pal Chalkie!!

6/29/2010 03:32:00 PM  
Blogger two year wounder said...

Woops .....St Dennis {sic} St Denis. Mall the murder victims {sic} all the murder victims. Sorry damn predictive spelling function on I phone

6/29/2010 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually New York has 51 councilmen. They serve 4 yr terms and can only be elected to 3 consecutive terms. But they can run again after being out of office for 4 yrs. And their salary is only $112,500, compared to Chicago alderman who get $110,500.
But N.Y. councilman have to sit on 3 committees and the cost of living is much higher there.

6/29/2010 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Thanks for the input. I visited your great city a few years ago and loved it. Had a great time. SF is now my favorite big city. But I do not understand how you work in such a liberal infested place as that or how you guys handle chases with those hills and cable car tracks.'

The answer is simple...they don't! Did you think that it's only Shitcago that has a large police force that is mostly shut down? The new Chief of the SFPD was recently shut down by his City Council, which voted against the SFPD purchasing tasers for use by their officers! There are a lot of politicians with their heads up their asses. Even their major newspaper blasted the City Council out there for that BS.

6/29/2010 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At long last...
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FOP Current Update
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Raises and Retro Checks

The Lodge has been advised that the pay raise that was awarded in Arbitrator Benn's contract award will start on July 1, 2010. Members will see this increase on their July 16, 2010 paycheck. The Lodge has also been advised that members can expect retro checks on Monday, August 9, 2010. Members who are enrolled in direct deposit will receive their checks via direct deposit. Members who currently receive a live check will receive a live check. Retirees who retired after July 1, 2007 are entitled to retro pay. Retirees will receive their checks via US Mail. Retirees are encouraged to contact the Finance Division and speak with Colletta at 312-745-5820 to verify their current mailing address that is on file with the Department. A Special Bulletin will be posted by the Department that explains the payment process.
--


payment process: city sends check, members receive check, end of process.

6/29/2010 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosemarie "Ro" Giambalvo said...
Who is Glenn Reynolds, SCC? Anyone significant?

6/29/2010 06:44:00 AM
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In the future, google the name of someone and find out for yourself who they are and then form your own opinion of them based on what research that you have done.

You don't come on a blog and ask a stupid question like that.

6/29/2010 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that the FOP is paying John Burge's defense fees??

6/29/2010 11:32:00 AM
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So what.
If you were in his position you would want the FOP t foot the bill too!
He is entitled to legal defense fund.


God Bless Jon Burge and all of the A/2 Detectives for doing what they did 30 years ago.

God Bless James Doyle, William Fahey, and James O'Brien, may you rest in peace.

6/29/2010 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC You forgot to mention that SHORTSHANKS is only 5'04 tall and that at every news conference Shanks has to have his LACKEYS standing behind him. What's up with that? SHORTSTUFF always gets lost behind his suckholes because he's shortstuff. Hey SCC. Remind all newcomers about where Shortshanks buys his suits-boy's Dept. 48' waist EXTRA SHORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6/29/2010 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burge was the Police that let us sleep in peace at night in our beds, without fear that the savages that he arrested would accost us .His conviction is just another piece of the freedom we enjoy slowly being removed from civilized society. The feds would rather put a good cop in Jail for Political reasons(Headlines) than see a scumbag ,cop killing savage get his justice. Remember fellow Police, every arrest you make will be scrutinized until they can find the one mistake you make. I leave you this: Do Nothing and you do nothing wrong!

6/29/2010 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Dan Dugan retire?

6/29/2010 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc, where do I e-mail stuff?

6/29/2010 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT but funny anyway
It seems the Commander of 014 left her snubby and ammo in her company car by her house FOR 12 HOURS when someone broke in and stole it. The AIRA case report lists a bbry charger and cell phone chargers at property 1 and property 2 and says "see hard copy" in the narrative. The main list of ttys (amfn's) says P.O. LF so as not to catch anyones eye.
Whats the big coverup? Maybe the fact that she left her weapon in her vehicle overnight (1915-0715 hrs. Wheres the CR#???

6/29/2010 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you feel that you don't need a firearm for protection of your self, family, or home, then by all means don't get one. If you feel that owning a firearm is too much liability, then don't get one. Don't impose your opinion on those who feel otherwise though. Criminals, by definition, do not observe the law. By imposing a handgun ban, it only affects the law-abiding inhabitants (I won't use the word citizens). Educate yourself and free yourself from ignorant, self-serving beliefs.

Ask the decent people who live in rough neighborhoods if the handgun ban affected their decision to carry or retain a handgun. Your politically-correct sensibilities will be offended by the answer. If you think Chicago isn't a violent place, sorry, the facts say otherwise.

6/29/2010 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the order for the 4th come out?
R they cancelling RDO's for this stupid fireworks?

6/29/2010 02:40:00 PM

OOHHH FUCK I HOPE SO!

Double time and a half!!! Cha-CHINNNGGGGG!!!!!

6/29/2010 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about an explanation of what masters masters masters is....

6/30/2010 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Is it true that the FOP is paying John Burge's defense fees??

6/29/2010 11:32:00 AM


100% true, board of directors voted to fund the defense, don't know about appeals etc.

6/30/2010 03:30:00 AM  
Blogger Rosemarie "Ro" Giambalvo said...

You don't come on a blog and ask a stupid question like that.

6/29/2010 06:05:00 PM

Duh, my question was a joke!

6/30/2010 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To answer the many (And candid) questions regarding the wild west City of San Francisco:

1) We are severely restricted on chases by policy. This came about in 2002 following the death of an Officer responding to a priorty-1 call for assistance. Knee-jerk reactionism what it is, policy changes occurred and now, unless it's a fleeing / violent felon, we don't chase. Emergency responses to a scene now require supervisory monitoring / approval.

2) The Board of Supervisors and the Police Commission are the big problems here. They are all very antipolice and extremely left of center. Our new Chief (Former LAPD 3-star, and Chief of Mesa, AZ.) was stymied in his attempt to get TASERs for us, despite a written report showing how many OIS incidents could have been prevented, had TASERs been in our arsenal

3) If I had it to do over again, I'd have chosen the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, located across the Bay and to the east of San Francisco. They didn't earn the nickname of "The Blue Meanies" for nothing ( Alameda County Sheriff's Office )

Last: I was in Chicago in 1998 on an extradition. Both CPD and CC Sheriff's took VERY good care of me, and for that I will always be grateful.

You Midwesterners take care out there.

6/30/2010 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Dan Dugan retire?

6/29/2010 09:32:00 PM

Nope, heading to 18.

6/30/2010 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Did Dan Dugan retire?

6/29/2010 09:32:00 PM

Nope, heading to 18.

6/30/2010 06:13:00 PM
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Nope, heading to the airport.

7/01/2010 02:56:00 AM  

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