Saturday, July 24, 2010

Easy Weekend

We aren't going to try too hard this weekend. We'll be in and out, moderating comments and such, and we'll even post a thread or two as usual. But we are some kind of tired lately. We're sure it has to do with the heat, the funerals, the general malaise around these parts.

Open thread for you all to post questions, information or rumors. Keep it reasonably clean.

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107 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the Area Four Ride to Remember Sunday at 10AM. We have a lot more to remember this time.

7/24/2010 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anybody actually hiring out there? I need to get back to work...

7/24/2010 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous tom paine said...

SCC, the only thing to say is Thanks for all your efforts at keeping this forum going. It is in the truest sense that which was meant by "freedom of the press" expressed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Unlike those so called "media" types who think they are the fourth estate or fourth branch of government (or whatever) when all they do is sell "stories" of human suffering and print "press releases" issued by government entities, thereby becoming mouthpieces of those government entities. Freedom of speech is being able to express views one's views, not sell stories to the lowest common denominator to generate advertising revenue.

Keep up the good work.

Be safe everyone else.

7/24/2010 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Keep it reasonably clean."



aw, ma, do we have to?

7/24/2010 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 offenders charged with P.O. Bailey's murder tonight. Great job guys!

7/24/2010 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SLEEP WELL SCC... I THINK WE COULD ALL USE A FEW EVENT NUMBERS ABOUT NOW!!!!

7/24/2010 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,
Take a break. I think with everything that has gone on in the last 2 months and add that to the last 2 years, we are all just overwhelmed with emotions. Time for everybody to try and sort things out where they just make some kind, any kind of sense. Thanks for the time you take. I for one appreciate your task in helping us vent and just let everything out. I would think most of the department is like a pressure cooker and need a place to vent, so not to blow up.

7/24/2010 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For everyone's information today:13 P.O'S &1 Sgt.only will be on the street in 011 for 2nd Watch.No rapids,and 2 beats will have no car.

7/24/2010 12:39:00 AM  
Blogger sc911 said...

SCC
Relax and take it easy. Let me take this chance to thank you for your hard work. Your blog is the best source of news, entertainment and laughs on the internet. It's the best thing on the internet outside of porn.

7/24/2010 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone, have a safe weekend. Eat, laugh, drink (not too much) and enjoy the time with your family & friends...

7/24/2010 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that they screwed up the Retro checks. Now they are scrambling trying to fix the problem down in finance apparently they were already printed and ready to be sent out. Any insight if this is true?

7/24/2010 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest up my friend, more crap is coming, a lot more!

7/24/2010 03:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PISSED OFF, AGAIN!

EASY #@%^&*(*ing WEEKEND!

It might have been if the weather cooperated, AND the city had opened the lockgates so our basements would not have flooded.

I suppose Shorty's people think it's better the storm/sewer water goes into our basements rather than Asian Carp slither into the lake, or flood out the TRANSFORMERS set or Soldier Field. This isn't the first time that choice was made AND WE LOST OUT!

7/24/2010 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bottom line....we love you SCC

keep up the awesome job that you have been doing!

7/24/2010 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know it could be worse, but i'm sick of basement flooding.

7/24/2010 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it me or has this been one of the worst rainy seasons in years?

7/24/2010 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Lil' Richie said...

BE NOT AFRAID SCC, be not afraid of that RAP, or that 99 wagon unit, or that merit SGT leading the way..

Yes, be not afraid.


And be not afraid of an easy weekend - because you wont have one on Bud Bilikin Day!


Yes, Be not afraid of what I am planning on this department becoming...be not afraid!

7/24/2010 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody else getting water in their basement?

7/24/2010 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the Fuck is a Robert Roman?

This guy is so far up Mike Masters ASS it's sickening. How did a retired Sergeant get to be a Commander?

7/24/2010 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you that you are taking a little recharge time for yourself and family, SCC. Grill and chill in between raindrops. We will be here when you get back. :)

7/24/2010 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kangaroo Court!

Yesterday I reported to my "new" usual room CL02 (CL04 has been Closed) I must admit I only wrote 3 people, so I figured I would be In & Out...N o t S o F A S T...


The Judge, Thomas V. Lyons II finally arrived on the bench at approx. 9:20 AM explaining that he was the Only Judge hearing traffic court cases today as they are short Judges...The call began as usual, with attorney's getting first crack. It seemed that most defendants received minor fines in the amount of $20...But when the Cook County Fees of $145 were added it wasn’t so minor any longer. The Judge then took a recess and stated he was off to his next room that he would return...This happened twice...

It was at this time that a female def. had a case where by she was written two citations. The first for failure to use headlights while driving at night, the second for not having a child restrained in a car seat. The def. mentioned that the child had freed itself moments prior to the stop.

The Judge gave the def. several options: Plead Guilty, Have a Trial Now, or bring back photos showing in the photograph that the lights in fact work, as well as a picture of the car seat attached to the rear passenger compartment of the veh. A slight snicker could be heard by one or more coppers as we looked at each other in amazement. One copper asked the Corp. Council after the judge left the bench "Did you Hear what the Judge said"? He responded..."Happens Everyday..."

I'm curious why the Judge did'nt ask the def. to take a picture of the child strapped in the seat as well...after all that was one of the reasons for the citation...

Eventually the 10 AM cases arrived and the 9AM Call was completed in a timely manner... 10:35 AM

What a County...Crook county that is...

7/24/2010 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any professional courtesy given to fellow officers anymore? Verbal warning are okay, brothers. Lectures and ticket writing for bullshit traffic violations is awfully petty when police in general get shit on by the public on a regulat basis. Three CPD officers shot dead in 2 months and these motherfuckers have nothing better to do than sock to an off duty CPD cop for NOTHING. My experience is are bordering suburban police in general show little or none. Niles PD, that's you.

7/24/2010 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, my question is, what can we, as the law abiding citizens who are afraid to let our kids look out the front window because the Satan's Dipshits across the street own the block, do? I'll keep calling it in, but when I have to call every single night, sometimes twice it feels like there's no point. Thanks to the severe under-staffing you guys are working with, if they're not doing anything outright violent, you can't make breaking up a bunch of jackasses having a few beers, and by time those jackasses start throwing stuff at cars, it's too late. So, how do we get rid of these people? Your hands are tied and the powers that be don't care about people who work for a living.

7/24/2010 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FBI chief here rips Daley criticism
GUN VIOLENCE | Says put-down of task force demoralizing


July 24, 2010

BY ART GOLAB Staff Reporter agolab@suntimes.com

Chicago's top FBI agent fired back at Mayor Daley on Friday for saying the federal agency isn't doing enough to combat gun violence in the city.

"My task force, which are FBI and Chicago Police officers side by side, are very demoralized to read those comments after all the hard work they put in," FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Grant told WFLD-Channel 32 news.

Grant's rare public reproof of the mayor followed Daley's remarks Thursday, reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, after a joint FBI-Chicago Police operation that resulted in the arrest of 25 people

7/24/2010 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reality check, Daley hates the police. We are nothing more than city employees to him who should be glad we have a job. J-Fed does what Daley tells him to do and just to make sure Masters is there reporting directly to him. Just look at some of the recent appointments and reassignments this department has become a political employment agency, just like other city departments. If you have clout you move up plain and simple, if you have clout and retire you become a consultant and double dip. The people leading us will never let us be the real police because Daley does not want us to and they don't know how to be the real police because they never were. Very Sad

7/24/2010 09:43:00 AM  
Blogger Juvy Probation said...

Great post yesterday on Uptown Update regarding some gang arrests, complaints against police , and the communities support of the police.
http://www.uptownupdate.com/2010/07/another-exciting-day-at-wilson-broadway.html

7/24/2010 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE NEED CAMERAS IN COOK COUNTY COURTS

7/24/2010 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked last night. Why was Masters wearing a NYPD ballcap? If you're so proud of New York, please go there.

7/24/2010 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the theory was that the patrol division was the backbone of the department and all other units were there to back up patrol. What happened? patrol has become the whippin boy of the department and it has been stripped down. Put that in your pipe and smoke it Ernie since you are looking for new ideas and strategies. How about put the numbers back in patrol where they belong and tell the clout babies, put that uniform back on.

7/24/2010 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" BE NOT AFRAID ". T-shirts, hats, bumper sticker.

7/24/2010 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lil' Teddy O'Queefe sez:

Hello there...it's me...Lil' Teddy O'Queefe...Deputy Superintendent...BAS...with a question. If my pal Lil' Richie Daley does not run again, what will I do? He plucked me from a failed career as a priest and handed me great jobs, first at the 311 center and then as a Deputy Supt. at CPD. I, of course, was well qualified for both positions by virtue of the fact that I took many theology classes, so there was no favoritism involved. You see, my theology training enables me to help with many issues faced by the CPD,like...ah...hmm...NEVER MIND. I just hope Daley runs again, because if he doesn't, I'll have to find a job I'm qualified for, and those don't exist. I'm almost done with my training at the Phoenix University of police academies, though(the one Masters "attended"), so it won't be long until MASTERS MASTERS MASTERS and I will be out patrolling with that really hot blonde from the policy group on weekends. Lawbreakers beware! Until then, you'll have to make do with the broken-down cars, lousy equipment, and lack of help out there because I will never allow them to spend money on the average working P.O.
Adios...from me...Lil' Teddy O'Queefe...Deputy Superintendent...BAS.

7/24/2010 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

may i obtain an event # for clock watching?

7/24/2010 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent Article On Mayor Daley in NRA Magazine This Month.

7/24/2010 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For everyone's information today:13 P.O'S &1 Sgt.only will be on the street in 011 for 2nd Watch.No rapids,and 2 beats will have no car.


What could possibly go wrong in 011? ;)

7/24/2010 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/2530358,59hours-chicago-shooting-072410.article

7/24/2010 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:39am 7 one man cars on third watch in 20 on 3rd watch.

7/24/2010 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read your blog everyday! SCC, you do an amazing job! Keep up the good work!!!

7/24/2010 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous ltjjthulis cpd retd said...

please remind all of your readers and their families/friends/in-laws/outlaws etc to register to vote so they can have a voice in choosing the next mayor of chgo...
dump daley in 2011

7/24/2010 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For everyone's information today:13 P.O'S &1 Sgt.only will be on the street in 011 for 2nd Watch.No rapids,and 2 beats will have no car.

7/24/2010 12:39:00 AM

Same is 003 except 003 is 12 beats with a couple of foot post. and 003 has a higher population than 011

7/24/2010 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Kangaroo Court!

Yesterday I reported to my "new" usual room CL02 (CL04 has been Closed) I must admit I only wrote 3 people, so I figured I would be In & Out...N o t S o F A S T...


The Judge, Thomas V. Lyons II finally arrived on the bench at approx. 9:20 AM explaining that he was the Only Judge hearing traffic court cases today as they are short Judges...The call began as usual, with attorney's getting first crack. It seemed that most defendants received minor fines in the amount of $20...But when the Cook County Fees of $145 were added it wasn’t so minor any longer. The Judge then took a recess and stated he was off to his next room that he would return...This happened twice...

It was at this time that a female def. had a case where by she was written two citations. The first for failure to use headlights while driving at night, the second for not having a child restrained in a car seat. The def. mentioned that the child had freed itself moments prior to the stop.

The Judge gave the def. several options: Plead Guilty, Have a Trial Now, or bring back photos showing in the photograph that the lights in fact work, as well as a picture of the car seat attached to the rear passenger compartment of the veh. A slight snicker could be heard by one or more coppers as we looked at each other in amazement. One copper asked the Corp. Council after the judge left the bench "Did you Hear what the Judge said"? He responded..."Happens Everyday..."

I'm curious why the Judge did'nt ask the def. to take a picture of the child strapped in the seat as well...after all that was one of the reasons for the citation...

Eventually the 10 AM cases arrived and the 9AM Call was completed in a timely manner... 10:35 AM

What a County...Crook county that is...

7/24/2010 07:54:00 AM


This is one of the many reasons why there is so much crime and problems in chicago, cook county. The people have no fear of the courts. There is no fear of any major punishment. No one takes the courts seriously here. All we can do is enforce the laws, but after that it's out of our hands. ASA's and the courts are pro-criminal. The message is then passed on.

7/24/2010 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What the Fuck is a Robert Roman?

This guy is so far up Mike Masters ASS it's sickening. How did a retired Sergeant get to be a Commander?

7/24/2010 07:30:00 AM

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Is this the same Bob Roman who was kicked out of John Thomas' office as well as Dana Starks office for conducting his "own agenda" behind their backs?

If so, Be Afraid, Be very Afraid!!

This guy is a real Piece of Shit.....

7/24/2010 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:CITIZEN ALERT:CITIZEN ALERT:

Don't be fooled by CPD brass B/S. Last night Judy Fled decided he wanted to do an Outdoor Roll Call in 011 to impress the citizens with all the manpower the CPD has. Only problem is we don't have all that manpower. But to Judy Fled that is not a problem. His solution? Have the Out Door Roll Call but instead o only using the few cars 011 has (which would not make much of an impression) he had each District in Area Four send a car to the Outdoor Roll Call. That way it looks as though 011 is staffed to the gills. Don't be fooled by all this. The CPD is woefully undermanned no many how many cars you see at events like Outdoor Roll Calls. You are on your own. You are now forewarned!

7/24/2010 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous WATER BILL INSANITY said...

3 years ago my CHICAGO WATER BILL was only about $90.00.

It is NOW $240.00.

LAST MARCH it was $230.00.
So now it keeps going up $10 or $20 every 6 months.

Now I can see if the price of water kept rising the city would have to charge us more, however we know that's not the case. Water and the cost of filtering it is NOT rising.

The city wants to screw everyone as much as possible out of their money because of total mismanagement.

It seems to me that a class action suit could be filed on this because the rates that the "city" is charging us is obviously just not going to pay for the cost of the water they supply us.

7/24/2010 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anybody actually hiring out there? I need to get back to work...
__________________________________

Fed Ex on-line app

7/24/2010 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we need to do is organize a Special Employment walk out next 7 & 8 Periods..I count on special just as much as anyone, but if they want to screw with us..then get them back..The city would be fucked..Cubs/Sox series, the Taste, the fireworks, Airports, Mass Transit requirements..Fuck them..I would be willing to skip it for those 2 periods...

Then hit the medical on Bud Billiken Day and stay at home that day..Fuck them!!!

If they want to cancel your P-day or furlo extension..hit the medical and get 5 of your buddies do it with you..if they want to live and die by the contract, then start making the city do the same..down your cars if they are not up to snuff.

How about making the city sweat it for once? We dont have to work special, so lets put them over the barrel next summer? What do you think? You have 9 months to start saving some money to skip those periods.

7/24/2010 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new moo and oink schduled to open 111th and kedzie in october.

7/24/2010 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous FOP "DO NOTHING" WATCH . said...

EIGHT DAYS AND COUNTING!


Hey, I'm Just Saying . . said...

OT - Has anyone else noticed the FOP website doesn't seem to be able to update their "Current" Death Notices?

They are still showing the 15th of July with Thor Soderberg but NO MENTION is even made about Michael Bailey's death or his wake tomorrow.

How hard can it be for Mark or one of the boys to update it every day? It seems damn disrespectful to me!

7/21/2010 10:56:00 PM


Two days later and Michael Bailey's info is still not here.

TODAY IS THE FUNERAL FOP! WHAT'S UP?

http://www.chicagofop.org/Death_Notices.html

7/23/2010 04:10:00 AM


WTF, FOP! ? !

Michael Bailey, one of our Brothers and YOUR members who was killed in the line of duty, is now buried and you haven't even bothered to update your website?

YOU PEOPLE ARE DISGRACEFUL ! ! !

Your page of CURRENT Death Notices is still reading 15 July 2010.

Many officers, including retirees around the country, rely on these notices to pay last respects to other officers and their families.

I have been unable to attend a wake or funeral, more than once, because when the info FINALLY showed up on your site, it said "all arrangements have been completed at the time of this posting".

Probably you guys aren't being compensated with enough money for you to be able to keep up with this complicated and time consuming task. Perhaps at the next meeting we can pass a resolution to increase your salaries so that we can get this situation remedied. Our dead heroes and their families would appreciate it!

7/24/2010 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

forensic services double dipping director retiring before a firing. all the kings horses,rb, hk and ms will not be able to put humpty dumty back together again...

7/24/2010 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous I/F said...

JP
Okay here are two steps that can be taken to show us you're serious about being the police.
Allow IAD to arrest and prosecute citizens who make false accusations against Police Officers. Show us you're behind us when crimes are committed against us. The law allows for this and this is why there is an affidavit. IAD can use the heads locking up a citizen instead of coppers will remind them who the they are.
Second, revamp your policy group. Put some real street coppers on it, some guys who will give you some common sense solutions to the complex problems the working police are dealing with. It wouldn't hurt you to have a few people who don't agree with everything thing you do at the table, you might hear some truth.
Or you can resign and get away from Chicago. You better start making some moves to capture what's left of your career here and by doing the above steps would sure go a long way to show us something, because right now we got nothing.
Be safe Brothers and Sisters in blue. GCN 760 I/F

7/24/2010 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could someone please explain to me WHY Daley hates the Police so much? As I recall, his old man appeared to support his officers in blue.

-Not a PO

7/24/2010 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Live in Portage Park and my basement got no water....haven't had any in 13 years. So at least one thing in this g-dawful city works.....

7/24/2010 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For everyone's information today:13 P.O'S &1 Sgt.only will be on the street in 011 for 2nd Watch.No rapids,and 2 beats will have no car.

7/24/2010 12:39:00 AM

MEMORY LANE

011 Third Watch 1970
30 Beat cars
4 Wagons
4 Beat Sergeants
1 Field Lieutanant
1 Desk Sergeant
3 Desk Ptlm
3 Lockup Keepers
1 Captain
Two 3rd Watch roll calls had a total of about 60 PO's. Only a couple of 1 man cars. Sometimes there were as few as 45 or 50 PO's on the street. There was a tactical
team consisting of 1 lieutenant, 3 sergeants, and 24 patrolmen divided between two watches. Two or three patrolmen worked the front office on days with a couple of civilians. One sergeant and no more than two paltrolmen worked in Community Relations (CAPS). There were some cadets shuffling paper and some foot posts and a few house keeping spots on days. The overwhelming amount of department manpower was in the beat car. I guess the calls for service must have declined. That's why there are so few cars in the field. The only other answer is rank incompetence.

7/24/2010 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to SCC cop. At every opportunity I tell people to tune into SCC. I want the whole WWW to know about our plight and the circle of crime that Chicago has bred. Vote the lil prick and quinn out!

7/24/2010 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A cold drink and a salute to all of the first responders, utility crews, etc. who are -- as we speak -- coming in from near and far and working overtime to put Westchester and environs back together after our tremendous 7"+ rainstorm, and our sympathy to the people whose property was damaged and whose lives were disrupted, especially at the Hillside nursing home that had to be evacuated.

Be careful, everyone.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/
metro/2530410,westchester-flooding-072410.article

State of emergency declared in Westchester --

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.
com/2010/07/thunderstorms-flash-flood-warnings-for-overnight.html

7/24/2010 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did they take those "water restrictors" or whatever they're called out of the sewer covers? I remember what August 2001 was like after they put them in, tremendous basement flooding in 016 over by Touhy Avenue, across from St. Adalbert's. Took three dump trucks PER BLOCK to pick up the ruined carpeting, furniture, etc. Streets and San had front-end loaders out there...

Soldier Field full of water with Asian Carp jumping up and down...I can picture it. Whatta burg.

Are all Mayor Daley's pebbles still up on the roof at City Hall after the storm? We know he lost his marbles a long time ago.

7/24/2010 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two coppers from the fifth district were FIRED after a mutt raced away from them on a motorcycle, crashed, and killed himself.

Very little discussion on this and I think it is because most coppers along with the public have succomed to the "policy" that police are responsible for everything that happens after the police act.

If you are a working copper, it cannot be emphasized enough that you are rolling the dice every time you act. Don't be tempted to listen when the department encourages you to act. The department has no intention of protecting you.

There are very few "rookies" on this job. Most coppers have at least 4-5 years under their belt and have fair warning of what this department is capable of.

7/24/2010 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm reading alot of people writing about water in their basement. My basement flooded three times this year. Is this a common occurance in Mt.Greenwood? freakin water has cost me thousands in furniture damage. Chicago sucks.

7/24/2010 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/2529804,CST-NWS-daley24.article

7/24/2010 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the changes in 015...Commander Green gets new people into 015. Two females become pregnant over night and are on the desk now. Two others bid to the bicycle unit and are not due until October-November...

Poor midnights is so short handed they send the PPO's to help out. How can a PPO ride 10-99 while still on probation? How about re-organizing the 8 tact/gang teams in 015 to free up some manpower??? Or the Saturation/Gun Team officers???

7/24/2010 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roman was a clout heavy do nothing made Sgt. by Townsend and then served as Townsend's secretary for the better part of his career. Then he retires as a Sgt. and comes back as a Commander of ???. He shows up at all of the police shootings, but has no function whatsoever. He does stand around and look important though for his commander's pay.

7/24/2010 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can a PPO ride 10-99 while still on probation?

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PPO's can ride 10-99 once their first year is up. most watch commanders either dont know this or choose to wait until they are off probation. they are under the contract after year 1. for the next six months its just easier for the department to fire them.

7/24/2010 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two coppers from the fifth district were FIRED after a mutt raced away from them on a motorcycle, crashed, and killed himself.

They ain't the only ones but fear not there should be a class action suit comming against the police board and Jody POS Weis demanding millions of dollars against the city. Weis has cost the city millions in lawsuit fees. There is no such thing as a suspension or progressive discipline anymore they just fire because they need to save money to eventually hire a ppo at half of your salary, diabolic isn't it, assinine isn't it... but thats daley.

7/24/2010 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two coppers from the fifth district were FIRED after a mutt raced away from them on a motorcycle, crashed, and killed himself.

--there's more to that story pal

7/24/2010 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot: (but very important officer safety issue)

3rd watch W/C in 023 told the watch recently that they are not authorized per general order to punch people! I heard this first hand. He states that the orders do not allow for us to punch people anywhere with a closed fist, only to give OPEN HAND stuns and strikes. I totally disagree with this and believe that "direct mechanical to the body structure" means punching and kicking. Can somebody please clarify this, especially if there is an academy gym instructor that reads this.

This W/C states that if you punch somebody the department will not have your back and you are opening yourself up for lawsuits. Now the watch is affraid to even defend themselves.
This w/c has to be the worst in the city.


Ok The above post was from the “ Management by Crisis “ Thread
I don t know where to begin with this post except to say that s a huge part of the problem on this job, it may very well be the main problem. People on this job who should nt be. Stop and think about it ……… if I have to come on this blog and ask a question and trust the answer then you need to find another job before you get someone other than yourself seriously hurt. Especially an answer concerning the use of force. Illinois law and our use of force module allows us to use one step higher,,,,,, sound familiar??
It’s the same thing over and over we are our own worst enemy…………………… And try and tell this officer something…. I ll bet he knows it all,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Even worse there were probably at least 2 sgt.s in that roll call Unbelievable!!!!!
Maybe I should just retire so this knuckle head can work my special………………………………...............

7/24/2010 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF, FOP! ? !

Michael Bailey, one of our Brothers and YOUR members who was killed in the line of duty, is now buried and you haven't even bothered to update your website?

YOU PEOPLE ARE DISGRACEFUL ! ! !
___________________________________

What the HELL are talking about Rosanana Nana Dana? It's been up since the he was murdered.

http://www.chicagofop.org/updates/2010/07/cu07212010.html

I know, NEVER MIND!!!!

7/24/2010 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is only bragging about the police and digging at the FBI to illustrate how well and hard the CPD works at this manpower level.

7/24/2010 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roman was a clout heavy do nothing made Sgt. by Townsend and then served as Townsend's secretary for the better part of his career.

7/24/2010 05:11:00 PM

No details will be offered, but back in the day, Bob Roman helped me big time. He really didn't even know me, but thought to help me because he did not want to see a copper take a beating for no reason. He did not have to lend me a hand, but he did. Could he have changed since then? Sure, but all I know is when I didn't have anybody looking out for me, he did for me when he didn't have to do for me at all. That is the true measure of a man, what he does when he doesn't have to do anything at all. And, no, I am not Bob Roman. I am just a guy that didn't get screwed as hard as some piece of shit boss wanted me to be, and it was because of Bob Roman. I am just saying. Down deep, Roman is a good man.

7/24/2010 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
12:39am 7 one man cars on third watch in 20 on 3rd watch.

7/24/2010 11:18:00 AM

How you doin', Tony Two-times?

7/24/2010 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Water Bill:
That is why I always water..Grass lookin green:)

7/24/2010 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teacher's and Officer's unite. This our community. Teachers are losing their jobs by the masses. Our contract is being violated. Privatization of CPS schools is the goal. CPS board meeting on Wednesday July 25, 2010. Come early around 8:00 am or earlier to speak & support. We won't work for free and no benefits.
Teacher's & Officer unite

7/24/2010 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Is there any professional courtesy given to fellow officers anymore? Verbal warning are okay, brothers. Lectures and ticket writing for bullshit traffic violations is awfully petty when police in general get shit on by the public on a regulat basis. Three CPD officers shot dead in 2 months and these motherfuckers have nothing better to do than sock to an off duty CPD cop for NOTHING. My experience is are bordering suburban police in general show little or none. Niles PD, that's you.

7/24/2010 08:38:00 AM

People, stop with all of the cryptic bullshit complaints. If you have something to sound off about then spell it out.
From the above rant it seems officer A is pissed at officer B from the Niles PD.

What other departments have you had runins with? What is it you were stopped/written for? Were you actually written?
Did you act like a stroke and fuck yourself? Or are the big bad suburban poeece picking on you?

In other words, just spit out the facts and change names to protect everyone.

7/24/2010 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm reading alot of people writing about water in their basement. My basement flooded three times this year. Is this a common occurance in Mt.Greenwood? freakin water has cost me thousands in furniture damage. Chicago sucks.

####################################
Don't know where you live in Mt. Greenwood, but no basements flooded where I live.

7/24/2010 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case any of you were wondering...that denim suit walking around in 011 today with the bad attitude and the broken arm....was the COMMANDER. She bitches about p/os hair and other nonsense but she walks around with a fucking head to toe denim outfit on and a broken arm? And she wonders why she gets zero respect. What a joke.

7/24/2010 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could someone please explain to me WHY Daley hates the Police so much? As I recall, his old man appeared to support his officers in blue.

-Not a PO

7/24/2010 01:37:00 PM
---------
Your premise is wrong; junior learned at daddy's knee. Dad just hid his contempt for most police a lot better back then.

7/24/2010 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roman was a clout heavy do nothing made Sgt. by Townsend and then served as Townsend's secretary for the better part of his career. Then he retires as a Sgt. and comes back as a Commander of ???. He shows up at all of the police shootings, but has no function whatsoever. He does stand around and look important though for his commander's pay.

7/24/2010 05:11:00 PM

Roman was moved to the Supts office after he screwed up General Services. Now he is the personal advisor to the Superintendent.

J-Fled believes this goof walks on water.

7/24/2010 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks anonymous for the memory lane piece about deployment in 1970. It reminded me as civilian how when going about my business in the city then there were cops everywhere. Now there are cops no where and look what kind of city we have. At least then, there were hot crime spots specifically around the projects and you just steered around them. Now, the whole fucking city is a hot spot. Thanks Daley you blithering idiot. I remember the motto was "The City that Works". Memphis and NYC city had their garbage strikes, bus driver and transit strikes and the lot. Richard J while not perfect was far better than the little midget. I guess the midget was not paying attention to dad at the dinner table.

7/24/2010 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beat 6400 & 1199 were tiing up zone 10 & tiing up cars for a funeral procession of a piece of shit gangbanger today. Like he was some kinda dignatary! WTF!!!!!!!! Them gangbangers don't deserve shit!!!! Get a f'n clue already!!!!

7/24/2010 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two coppers from the fifth district were FIRED after a mutt raced away from them on a motorcycle, crashed, and killed himself.

--there's more to that story pal

7/24/2010 06:37:00 PM

Really PAL you must know then what the truth is? Officers should know that IAD will put a case on you, without regard for the truth.

7/24/2010 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
For everyone's information today:13 P.O'S &1 Sgt.only will be on the street in 011 for 2nd Watch.No rapids,and 2 beats will have no car.

7/24/2010 12:39:00 AM

How can any beat NOT have a car. At any given time, there are tons of take-home cars sitting idle on the streets of 016, 009, and 022.

7/24/2010 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025 area, bad basement flooding for about three blocks each side of North Avenue, from Narragansett to Harlem. (That was what I personally saw.) For some reason, the Chicago side got it worse.

Crossed Eisenhower at East Ave. bridge in Oak Park, water still very much evident. the Ike was OK and the CTA was running fine, but water still covered the adjacent C&NW freight tracks in some places.

I think the totals were about 6 1/2
inches at O'Hare and over 7 1/2 inches at Midway. Man.

A little prayer for all those who suffered as a result, and for those who came from far and wide to help out. Did not hear of any serious injuries, so we lucked out.

7/25/2010 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two coppers from the fifth district were FIRED after a mutt raced away from them on a motorcycle, crashed, and killed himself.

They ain't the only ones but fear not there should be a class action suit comming against the police board and Jody POS Weis demanding millions of dollars against the city. Weis has cost the city millions in lawsuit fees. There is no such thing as a suspension or progressive discipline anymore they just fire because they need to save money to eventually hire a ppo at half of your salary, diabolic isn't it, assinine isn't it... but thats daley.

7/24/2010 06:35:00 PM

I keep hearing about this regarding police officers getting fired on chumped up charges, if there is any truth to this why is the union not doing more? Why are officers not outraged over this? I feel police officer do not get a fair shake! It has appeared to me that officers always have to prove they are innocent first verse innocent until proven guilty. In case your wondering I am married to an officer. I pray for all of you.

Kim

7/25/2010 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Live in Portage Park and my basement got no water....haven't had any in 13 years. So at least one thing in this g-dawful city works.....

7/24/2010 01:45:00 PM

No water in the basement, but plenty of Section 8!

7/25/2010 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beat 6400 & 1199 were tiing up zone 10 & tiing up cars for a funeral procession of a piece of shit gangbanger today. Like he was some kinda dignatary! WTF!!!!!!!! Them gangbangers don't deserve shit!!!! Get a f'n clue already!!!!

7/24/2010 11:12:00 PM

Happens all the time in 016 at Mt. Olive. Giving these thugs protection....what a joke.

7/25/2010 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I thought the theory was that the patrol division was the backbone of the department and all other units were there to back up patrol. What happened? patrol has become the whippin boy of the department and it has been stripped down."

Yes, that's the THEORY, but the ACTUAL PRACTICE at CPD is somewhat different.

Most coppers realize that patrol IS the backbone of any police department, but because no one cares about patrol, the powers that be keep whittling it away, creating special units (MSF, TRU, etc.).

On top of that, coppers realizing that patrol is a dead end, that no matter what you do or how much you work, if you ain't connected, you probably ain't getting promoted, figure "I'll go to TRU, if nothing else to get out of this beat car for a while."

Then, in order to stay in these "units", coppers have to meet certain "standards" (read: QUOTAS) to keep their "spot" (which could go away at any time, anyway).

At this point the guys who elected to stay on the beat car become resentful of these "units", bitch here on the blog, and the city's goal, to divide and conquer, has become reality.

In another thread recently, someone was going on and on about "doing your job" or some such nonsense, but the reality is this: There is no incentive to work hard. There's just no future in it because at CPD, mediocrity is considered a "win". This attitude atarts AT THE TOP and until promotions and appointments to "real" units are made based on how good a copper you are and not who you know, this will never change. Combine that with an adminstration that won't back you up (even something as simple as charging people who make false complaints against the police), why would anyone in their right mind, who's even remotely been paying attention, go out there and literally kill himself in support of this current administration?

Yeah, for some it's just an excuse not to work, but for anyone who's been on the job for a while, you ALL know someone who's not risking his career anymore, in light of this.

1. No one cares about patrol
2. Welcome to CPD!
3. Demand better in 2011
4. Be careful

7/25/2010 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roman was a clout heavy do nothing made Sgt. by Townsend and then served as Townsend's secretary for the better part of his career. Then he retires as a Sgt. and comes back as a Commander of ???.


Townsend is the key here for all you slick sleeves; Towndend and King Richard grew up together...Townsend ran this department ( for the mayor) for 30 years.....when he left / died Richie couldnt stand not having control and did nothing but fight with Hilliard and Cline.... so what does he do? return to the ol days, bring in a puppet supt. and his band of ret. fbi ' ( that looks good to the feds) and have the cpd run by his people in the oranization. Except now he dosnt trust anyone in uniform so they are all civilians... Roman, O'keefe, Masters, Ladner, Scheer.

7/25/2010 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:00 PM

Anonymous said...
Two coppers from the fifth district were FIRED after a mutt raced away from them on a motorcycle, crashed, and killed himself.

--there's more to that story pal

7/24/2010 06:37:00 PM

Really PAL you must know then what the truth is? Officers should know that IAD will put a case on you, without regard for the truth.

7/24/2010 11:40:00 PM
Really, get the facts of this case first. Talk abut stupid behavior. The two officers dug themselves a huge hole and should be glad they are not facing criminal charges.

7/25/2010 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the p.o. who had a situation with Niles PD, and no I am from different suburban p.d., father and grandfather were CPD. when I stop another p.o. it is a pain in the butt w/ the stop card we have to do and dealing w/ the bosses and city council micromanaging every move you make, so if I make a stop and give you a little grief and you still get a break let it go, I do and while I ride one man all the time and its definitely not as dangerous as you guys, we never know who we are stopping because a lot of your idiots come out to our town and party in our S@#T holes with family who have Section 8 housing in our town.

stay safe, we are the only ones who have each others backs.

7/25/2010 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MOO AND OINK AT 111TH AND KEDZIE IN OCT10!!NOW I DONT HAVE TO TRAVEL TO JACKSON PARK HOSPITAL FO MY MEAT ANYMORE!!JUST IN TIME FOR BEARS TAILGATIN!!!YEAHHH!!!!!

7/25/2010 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/24/2010 10:37:00 PM

J-Flunk doesn't think Daley walks on water. Would be like saying prostitute thinks same of her pimp.

7/25/2010 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mr jfled why not more black and mexicans exempts from rank of sgt
only whites get promoted from sgt to deputy chief and commander
sounds racist mr mayor & jfled

7/25/2010 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really PAL you must know then what the truth is? Officers should know that IAD will put a case on you, without regard for the truth.

7/24/2010 11:40:00 PM
Really, get the facts of this case first. Talk abut stupid behavior. The two officers dug themselves a huge hole and should be glad they are not facing criminal charges.

7/25/2010 08:35:00 AM

What was the criminal act if you have all the answers??? These two are innocent and were rail roaded! If you kenw the facts you would understand. This is just another set up go bad.

7/25/2010 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
For everyone's information today:13 P.O'S &1 Sgt.only will be on the street in 011 for 2nd Watch.No rapids,and 2 beats will have no car.

7/24/2010 12:39:00 AM

How can any beat NOT have a car. At any given time, there are tons of take-home cars sitting idle on the streets of 016, 009, and 022.

7/24/2010 11:50:00 PM

YOU a are obviously NOT the police. So quit posting and proving just how stupid you are!

7/25/2010 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MEMORY LANE

011 Third Watch 1970
30 Beat cars
4 Wagons
4 Beat Sergeants
1 Field Lieutenant
1 Desk Sergeant
3 Desk Ptlm
3 Lockup Keepers
1 Captain

--------

FYI:

Starting pay for a patrolMAN in 1970 was $7200.00 @ year.

7/25/2010 04:19:00 PM  
Blogger hemorrhoid said...

Do not worry, everyone: This will all be over and done on 12/21/12. The Mayans are correct!!

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Love you guys! Man, I miss the circus! Stay safe!!!

7/25/2010 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander Green 015 keeps PPO on 3rd watch because he plays for the Basetball Team and a PPO on days because she is pretty...

Now how is that fair to the other people who work in 015??? I guess it depends on how well you don't work!

7/25/2010 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

may i obtain an event # for clock watching?

7/24/2010 10:19:00 AM

---------------------------------

We need to bring out the tick tock Daley clock a couple of days before the election. Remind City workers what this stroke thinks of them.

7/25/2010 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could someone please explain to me WHY Daley hates the Police so much? As I recall, his old man appeared to support his officers in blue.

-Not a PO

_____

Because he knows that his eventual demise will come at the hands of law enforcement.

7/25/2010 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Really, get the facts of this case first. Talk abut stupid behavior. The two officers dug themselves a huge hole and should be glad they are not facing criminal charges.'

You're correct. Those guys dug themselves a very deep hole, and they're fortunate to walk away from that incident without an indictment. Shut up and move on.
It's really embarrassing when screw ups won't admit they screwed up (no one is perfect, but really, fellahs) and come on here and try to bash the job for their own crap.
Good luck in your future employment, and be glad you're free men. It could easily have gone the other way.

7/25/2010 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"mr jfled why not more black and mexicans exempts from rank of sgt
only whites get promoted from sgt to deputy chief and commander
sounds racist mr mayor & jfled"

All the black scalps that Weis & Masters have collected since their arrival here, and NOW you think race is a factor?

The only thing more pathetic than what they've done to some of the (former) black bosses who were
doing a good job here is the travesty of who they've decided to promote to Deputy Supt of Patrol.
A man who should be on the sex offender website!

7/25/2010 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the 'Ride to Remember' coming down LSD today...what a massive line of support! It was great, even though it fucked up n/b traffic on LSD from 67th all the way past McCormick Place.

7/25/2010 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
For everyone's information today:13 P.O'S &1 Sgt.only will be on the street in 011 for 2nd Watch.No rapids,and 2 beats will have no car.

7/24/2010 12:39:00 AM

How can any beat NOT have a car. At any given time, there are tons of take-home cars sitting idle on the streets of 016, 009, and 022.

7/24/2010 11:50:00 PM

YOU a are obviously NOT the police. So quit posting and proving just how stupid you are!

7/25/2010 03:39:00 PM

My first commander was Tom Walton. Who was yours?

7/25/2010 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A man who should be on the sex offender website!

7/25/2010 09:42:00 PM"



he will be, just a matter of time...

7/26/2010 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"FYI:

Starting pay for a patrolMAN in 1970 was $7200.00 @ year.

7/25/2010 04:19:00 PM"



and minimum wage was under a buck per hour, a 2-flat brick, in a good neighborhood, could be bought for under $30k, gas was under 30 cents a gallon, a gallon of milk less than 60 cents, bread less than a quarter a loaf, rent for a three bedroom apartment under $100 a month, heated, need i say more?

7/26/2010 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No water in the basement, but plenty of Section 8!

7/25/2010 12:35:00 AM"



now that's just plain mean.

7/26/2010 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Water Bill:
That is why I always water..Grass lookin green:)

7/24/2010 08:13:00 PM"



as long as you don't have a meter, you're good.

7/26/2010 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous J FledgarHoover said...

"My task force, which are FBI and Chicago Police officers side by side, are very demoralized to read those comments after all the hard work they put in," FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Grant told WFLD-Channel 32 news.

Yeah Bob I hope the CPD guys watch their back around you scumbag fbi fed types you'd step over 1000 gang bangers to lock up and convict
a cop.
I have no respect for the FBI or most other fed law enforcement.
When you feds lock up Daley and some of the Burge "victims" maybe my attitude will change, till then, FBI SAC Grant and AUSA Fitzgerald, GFY and take JW with you.

7/26/2010 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
For everyone's information today:13 P.O'S &1 Sgt.only will be on the street in 011 for 2nd Watch.No rapids,and 2 beats will have no car.

7/24/2010 12:39:00 AM

How can any beat NOT have a car. At any given time, there are tons of take-home cars sitting idle on the streets of 016, 009, and 022.

7/24/2010 11:50:00 PM

YOU a are obviously NOT the police. So quit posting and proving just how stupid you are!

7/25/2010 03:39:00 PM

My first commander was Tom Walton. Who was yours?

7/25/2010 10:35:00 PM
Hey hotshot: Aurelio Garcia, so there!

7/26/2010 08:26:00 PM  

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