Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Help is On The Way!

  • A day after off-duty Chicago Police Officer Michael Bailey was killed, City Hall revealed plans Monday to hire 100 new cops, and the FBI joined the hunt for the killer.

    Sources said the Police Department was analyzing surveillance video, and officers were "hitting the gang-bangers hard" to shake loose any information about the killing, one of three slayings of Chicago Police officers in two months.

    A shortage of officers is emboldening criminals, said a former high-ranking Chicago Police official who said he's "terrified" for officers because felons no longer fear the police. A two-year police hiring slowdown has left the Police Department understaffed by more than 2,230 officers a day, below the city's budget-authorized 13,200
There's a number we haven't seen yet - 2,230. That's a BIG number for those of you keeping score at home.

And that "six months" is just an estimate seeing as how they haven't even sent out a letter for the POWER test and other procedural hurdles to actually hiring officers.

Figure at least nine months until help arrives...and then it'll be 1.3 officers per watch.

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151 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So excited about the 1.3 officers per watch, stats should plummet after that!

Now someone please figure out where the budgeted money to pay for all of the personnel CPD is short has gone over the last two years and demand that we get brought back to the proper numbers.

7/20/2010 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a joke our Mayor is, a total Buffoon. Even the dumbest of the dumb doesn't believe his bullshit anymore...

7/20/2010 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The number of 100 new hires would actually be 100-3=97, accounting for our three most recent heroes, Officers Wortham, Soderberg and Bailey. Then subtract the hemorrhage of new retirees, both gone and soon to be gone within the year because of the 55 and out offer, and there is no net gain overall. These new hirees will only account for a "slowed net loss", but the loss from our authorized strength and today's actual strength will continue nonetheless because the shanks is an idiot, but an idiot that could sell a load of horse apples as roses to our local media. IMAGINE.

7/20/2010 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you that are keeping score...that's equivilent to 7 districts of manpower.

7/20/2010 07:44:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Praying that you all stay safe out there...

7/20/2010 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The current training program for recruits has been extended to 7 months. So, if the city started a class in September, they would not graduate until March. Currently, the academy has 60 recruits in training, hired with federal grants. The grants came from aviation and mass transit. 30 of those are promised to aviation. Which means 30 veteran officers will be reassigned to the airports and 30 recruits will replace them. Then a percentage of the remaining 30 will be used for mass transit. To me, the department will break even and not gain any street officers from the class of 60 recruits. Then look at the class that just graduated. Only fifty out of 88 went to the districts. Because of a FTO shortage 38 PPO's will walk foot routes until they have a chance to work with a FTO. The 88 will not be on the street until the end of October. Let us be real. Since when has the department kept PPO’s out of districts because of a FTO shortage? What has the priority? Manning beat cars?

7/20/2010 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard that there will be a "pre" POWER test the third week of August.
And yes, it is true that this was in the works long before the slaying of Officrs Bailey and Soderberg.
The problem (isn't there always one) is that, I hear that Ladner wants to be in TOTAL control of this hiring process to include the POWER test. (Hey Tracy, you're not qualified to administer the POWER test. Let it go and just be the stupid, thinkyou know it all, administrator that you are.

7/20/2010 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many Detectives and Sgts are they going to promote?? That's where the real shortages are at.

7/20/2010 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats' the headline in the Times? It should have read " Mr mayor,where is all the money at for the budgeted police officers"? Daley has a lot of questions to answer about police staffing, but it's too late! We have lost too many officers and at this point there is no way back. 100 police hired for how many retirements? We are still going to be as short on personnel if not more. The media in Chicago has to step up and ask Daley the questions!

7/20/2010 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word around town is that the FBI was brought in to investigate a specific gang that is targeting officers. This is third-hand info as I have several friends on the force.

7/20/2010 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last night on "Chicago Tonight" there was a panel discussing violence in Chicago. On of the panel members was Blair Holt's father who aparently is a PO in the CAPS office. I don't know if he was on the panel in some kind official role but he pretty emphatically stated there is a shortage of officers on the street. A replay is available on wttw's website.

7/20/2010 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He needs to add another 0 to that hundred.

7/20/2010 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC if it takes 9 months to get them processed and thru school it won't even cover the guys that will retire in the next 9 months. This a$$hole Daley is really trying to pull the wool over the publics eyes.

7/20/2010 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the 13,500 Officers , and where is the money?

7/20/2010 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please drop the college. Make it a prerequisite for promotion, but get a bigger pool of people who are happy to be on the job. What we got with college is a bunch of Officers who think they deserve more and are unhappy. College did not make the Department better, and yes I have my degree.

7/20/2010 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not the amount of P.O.'s on the streets thats hurting us , its those dam cameras , the heavy hand of discipline that the city uses against P.O.s for "allegations" and the low morale thats hurting us .

7/20/2010 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And at best only 100 new kids, which actually means 33 kids on the street at any one time.

Wow... crime will disappear with 33 new kids on the street at any one time, MINUS those who are day off which is more like 25 per watch, or 1 more cop per district.

Big fucking deal.

And how'd they manage to come up with 100 new recruits so fast eh? No test given in how many years? Yet Daley's found 100 kids to allegedly already be processing?

Where these new kids come from? Anyone wanna speculate on who these new kids are?

When was the last test given, and how long has there been an "eligibility" list?

Shouldn't that list be FOIA available??

7/20/2010 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are still using the testfrom 07, I have a buddy on it and they keep updating his info. I think they are gonna slam hire these guys and than fire as many as possible when they fail that power test firths first time

7/20/2010 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

POSTED ON FACEBOOK:
"Phone calls are being made to District Desks stating more of us are going to ambushed in the streets by these murdering thug pieces of s@#t. Be safe out there my brothers and sisters. Let's watch each others backs. I copied this from a Detective friend's FB page. Please to all our brothers and sisters in blue, be extra careful out there, especially when we think we are safe and in our comfort zone."

7/20/2010 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

BY FRAN SPIELMAN AND FRANK MAIN Staff Reporters

July 19, 2010

Richard M. Daley

Daley said he's not about to take the handcuffs off police. "If some police officer comes out and starts whacking people around here, you'll have an outrage.We are a country of laws," he said.

"You cannot because of one incident then unleash everything in a community. You can't do that. Some people wish they could, but you can't. ... Some laws I don't like. I may disagree. But, you cannot unleash anyone upon anyone. Because if they do it, they'll do it to you and you'll be the first to cry."

Mayoral press secretary Jacquelyn Heard stressed that the 100 new police hirings were set into motion weeks ago -- before the most recent murder of Officer Michael Bailey, whom Daley knew personally and called "a wonderful guy."

7/20/2010 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like how the paper reported that the mayor released the funds for 100 new police officers. Gee were only down several thousand more wonder what's the mayor doing with that money. And by the end of the year the 100 will not make up for the new retireries.

7/20/2010 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot the 9 month re-set when the Shakman monitor notices that one of the new recruits forgot to sign some piece of paper.

Everyone, back to square one!

And the discrimination lawsuit that's inevitably going to b filed. And the $20M in damages and $10M in attorney's fees.

Everyone, pony up!

7/20/2010 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any truth to the rumor a PO a day is being targeted in 003 and 006?

7/20/2010 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brothers...the days of being the real police are over...make out that police report after the fact and go home to your families.

Daley's legacy will be that he turned a once great city to "another Detroit"

7/20/2010 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

500 more offficers will retire by then , so we will still be down 400 additional officers.... How about taking the mittens off the police so we can do what New York did and make the criminals go else where.

7/20/2010 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor seems to be pissen off alot of people these days with his bullshittin and lack of empathy & protection for any human being in his city, this will all come back to him 100 fold. That day he will be at the mercy like we all are every single damn day and afraid.
He has run this city to shit.
I dont wish harm on anyone here, only stating that pay back is a bitch, KARMA mayor jackass

7/20/2010 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While he's at it, how about disbanding all these stupid units and putting these guys back in the disctricts. I understand the need for maybe a 50-75 man unit to flood a hot area. But they've got TRU, MSF, Area gang teams, Area robbery teams, area burglary teams, gun teams, saturation, etc..
These are all bodies out of beat cars and off of watches.
That's a lot of fuckin people!

7/20/2010 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger Henry Bowman said...

The fbi, now we'll have some answers.

Let me see who do we know who was a fed.........


Oh, that's right the fearful, cowardly leader of our once Great Department........


If you've forget remember this:

NEVER, NEVER EVER turust a fed....


I just can't say that enough....


Be Safe boys and girls, you can only depend on each other....


God Save the CPD.......

God Save the US........

7/20/2010 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC the other day I was in downtown on business and saw a TMA car illegally parked like they own the street. This car was fully loaded with blue and red emergency equipment.Then I saw a couple of brand new OEMC vehicles also. Also around regular neighborhoods I see revenue people walking up and down side streets issuing tickets. Then over night a fleet of brand new dept. of revenue boot vans with plate readers causing havoc all over the city 27/7. The question is, since the little prick has a hiring freeze for close to 3 years and that's about the time these different departments got new equipment and employees. Did he use the money budgeted for 13,500 police officers and use it to finance these other departments? Do these department have their own budget and how are they financed
? Can someone investigate that the little prick isn't robbing Peter to pay Paul.

7/20/2010 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING . said...

OT ~ In other parts of America, people still have to follow the law when recording police activity!

Growing Number of Prosecutions for Videotaping the Police ~ Prosecutions Draw Attention to Influence of Witness Videos

http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=11179076

7/20/2010 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try adding 2 more zeros to the 100

7/20/2010 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: As much as we rip into Cook
Co. Judges sometimes, I would like to relate something a little positive. Not sure of the spelling but Judge Kuriopolous, CL02, Traffic Ct. After court was over yesterday, he at least got up from the bench and said thanks for the work we do and how he was sorry for our loss over the weekend. It really meant a lot. He could have grandstanded and did this while the court was full but he waited until all the civilians had left out. Just a little positive thought for the day and has anyone else had any good dealings with this Judge?

7/20/2010 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"and the FBI joined the hunt for the killer."

WOW! That will help... We see what ONE fed did to this Department, lets see how they fuck things up....

7/20/2010 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100 Officers?!?!?!?!? We're saved!!!! Thats like like 4 per district. WOW!

7/20/2010 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dailey hiring 100 more police officers is equivalent to him pissing in the ocean. The entire ship is sinking NOW and is sinking FAST, and he shows up a day late, a dollar short with a f*@&ing teaspoon to bail us out!
And to add insult to injury and our intelligence, Shortshanks shamelessly uses the death of yet another police officer as an opportunity to feed us more of his BS. How is it that money (supposedly from department consolidations) to hire more P.O.'s magically appears just days after Ofc. Bailey is gunned down? He knows this money was set aside to razzle dazzle voters, but with dismal approval ratings and the CPD tragedy, he has to appear as if he's working to improve this city.
It's not the same flavor, but it's kool-aid just the same.

7/20/2010 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to have a test. We need hundreds, if not a couple thousand.

7/20/2010 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

13,200?
I thought it was 13,500

7/20/2010 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

July 2010 FOP NEWSLETTER lists around 150 retirees for March & April alone.

Yeah, Help Is On The Way alright!!!!

7/20/2010 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC said . . .
"Figure at least nine months until help arrives...and then it'll be 1.3 officers per watch."
_________________________________________


Gee, SCC! Why are you being so optimistic? It's not like you to go soft on the Daley Crime Family.


You know as well as anyone that there will be NO 1.3 per watch.


By October 1st, the next wave of retirements will have to be declared in order to retire in 2011 and claim the free retirees healthcare. By then, all of the 150 retirees from March and April of THIS year will be collecting their pensions and free healthcare and will have reported back to the remaining retirement eligible warriors how GREAT it is to be retired. Then the real exodus will commence with a stampede!

That 100 NEW officers Daley is talking about are probably only to replenish the manpower on the personal security detail of man servants who escort the Daley clan, the Burkes and the city treasurer around town like they are fu*king aristocrats or something. The rest of the Chicago Police Department will barely even notice their arrival.

The CPD has died, not with a bang, but with a whimper.

Thank God I'm retired!

7/20/2010 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should bring back a lot of the P.O.'s and PPO's wrongfully terminated? I know of one guy from back in '94, he was trying to come on with another department, came in with like 15 letters from fellow classmates and other PO's and even a CAPTAIN who were supposed to be interviewed by IAD about knowledge they had refuting the allegations against him, but NEVER were!!!

And how 3 of the "witnesses" against him aren't even with CPD anymore for involvement in SOS or going shopping with an ARRESTEE's CREDIT CARD while in uniform!!!

Talk about getting SCREWED!!!

7/20/2010 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manpower is only a partial solution to the problem. This attitude of I'm not doing anything aNymore is a bigger one. No you can't police in the same manner as years past. But you adjust and adapt. If the officers getting killed doesn't light a fire nothing will. You will not get fired for stopping someone when you can articulate probable cause and get him dirty. So quit whining and do a little police work. The guy you lock up may be tha same guy that wants to gun down a fellow officer.

7/20/2010 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, 10% = 223 so 100 would be under 5%. At that rate we'll be at full strength in how many years?

7/20/2010 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.3? You forgot. There are only so many districts that get ppos, and then the great minds that be took ppos out of the districts that have had the last 3 murders (7 and 3) so the places that need help will have to wait more like a year. Wow our management is freakin fantastic.

7/20/2010 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The commander got out and asked this young man to get off a woman's porch. He did it nicely -- by putting his hand on the guy's shoulder. And the guy got all riled up and said, 'Why are you touching me?' I was shocked. I never in my life thought people would respond that way," Lyle said.

Shocked alderman? Shocked? Why, I'm sure that person is a CPS honor role student who is also a church going individual.

Well Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, welcome to our daily life. Now crawl back under the rock you came from.

Oh and by the way, I loved the statement we're hitting the gang banger hard? With what exactly are we hitting them with? A sorry and please. The last time I heard CPD hitting the gang bangers hard the officers were hit with a lawsuit. Just remember boys and girls no excessive force. Papa Daley warned you.

As for the 100 new officers, really? How about equipment that works. You know, facilities, vehicles, computers...a judicial system that grows a pair.

Yes alderman, shocked is a good word. Just not used correctly.

7/20/2010 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long till they get out of the academy!
Then they need another year to learn the streets!

How many officers will retire before then!
We will be even shorter than we were!

How about letting veteran officers work till they are 65!!!!
This would cost less than training new officers,while preventing the onslaught of retirees!!

This would save the city$$$$$

7/20/2010 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today I was at Michigan/Erie @ 11am. Saw 5 CPD Foot Patrol Officers walking in group headed S down Mag Mile...Assume you all were there to impress on g-bangers/public stepped-up CPD presence in light of recent I-Phone thefts on Mag Mile and/or also in reaction to recent murders/attacks on CPD Officers.

All I can say is seeing you Officers had very reassuring impact on me but it also made me sad for every one of you.

I was glad to see you out in kind of numbers that help protect yourselves and fellow Officers- you all got a huge smile from me and I got smiles back, God love you. :)

But it was hard knowing why this has to be and the risks you are taking now that animals have declared open season. I cursed Daley under my breath for this.

God Bless the CPD! We love you all! Stay safe!! I wanted to say that out loud to you all but I was too shy!!

7/20/2010 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUESTION------ Is this a line of duty funeral???? If not WHY?

7/20/2010 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Ken said...

No fear of the police? you can thank the Five and Dime reverends who worries about not getting any dope money in the collection plate and the Alderperson who worries about how many votes they will lose from these gangbanger. If police do there job and start locking up these jagoff , the race card comes out, racial profiling etc. Politicans and Reverends created this mess of no fear, they are always protecting them with there anti-police Rhetoric. The only thing the black community wants is someone else to blame for their problem, is it our fault that they act like animals? Where is the public outcry for the policemen getting killed from these Reverends and Politicans, NOT! Remember its all about the money and the vote, nothing else matters.

7/20/2010 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And how many retirements will take place before any of these supposed new hires hit the street?

7/20/2010 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GFY mayor,please dont run again,take care of your wife,she needs you,the city does not

7/20/2010 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a pre-election way for Shanks to pretend he is addressing the shortage, then business as usual.100 isn't jack, it's barely a drop in the bucket.

7/20/2010 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger rshah said...

Sorry if this is obvious, but does that mean there are currently only 11,000 police officers? According to the CPD annual reports, there has been around 13,000 police officers working between 2003 to 2008.

7/20/2010 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just an aside: It's almost the end of July, guys. Go get that city sticker. They fixed the glue problem and they print them up while you wait, as soon as you pay for them. Enforcement starts 01 Aug.

7/20/2010 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These new coppers won't be ready for almost two years! Even then they won't know what the hell to do!!!!

Useless smoke and mirrors by the Mayor as usual!

7/20/2010 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see, he is going to hire an "extra" 100 officers, but he is almost a thousand short, so were still down. Also, the 100 he is hiring will just about make up for retirements in the later part of the year. Just where has the money gone for the missing police officers??? What about all the money and equipment thats been diverted?

7/20/2010 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you know when they will start?

7/20/2010 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous tom paine said...

This is slightly off topic but relevant thought following the events of the past two weeks.

Thinking of Thor (R.I.P.), my question is at what point during Thor's struggle with his murderer would Thor have been justified in using deadly force against his attacker who at the time was not armed? Knowing what we know now, the answer is "Anytime." However, if Thor had killed his attacker first, Thor would be all over the news for killing an unarmed man. The dead man's family would be suing. And our superintendent would be calling his friends at the U.S. attorney's office to file a civil rights violation against Thor to send him to share the cell with Cozzi.

The judges, prosecutors, the media and the public have to be made to understand the dangers we face on a daily basis from people who attack us. There is a law titled "Aggravated battery to a police officer." It is a felony. Routinely and on a daily basis, watch commanders, detectives, and the Cook County prosecutor's office will neither seek nor approve felony charges against people who hit us and attack us. An ASA once told me juries rarely convict for agg batt to p.o. Nowhere in the statute does it say we have to be seriously injured to charge someone with agg batt to p.o., but this is the unwritten policy in place today.

This is an issue that needs serious attention. Thank you for providing the forum in which to express this thought.

Be safe brothers and sisters in blue.

7/20/2010 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the city find enough qualified recruits that are left from the 2006 test? Imagine what is left on a 4 year list? The bottom of the barrel. Take anyone to fill a class of 100 recruits.

7/20/2010 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD academy NEEDS to be running back to back full capacity classes for the next couple years or as long as it takes to get up to staffing. The city's got bank from being short thousands of coppers for all these years! Do the right thing you fuckin midget and while you're at it, take J-fled-franken-possum with you on your way out. Do the right thing....there's already blood on your hands and a serious problem in your shithole city, I'm sure even you can see that.

7/20/2010 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

When seconds count, your backup will be therein six months or so.

7/20/2010 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nine months? YIKES! You could conceive and deliver that fast!

7/20/2010 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KEEP WORKING!!

7/20/2010 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a number we haven't seen yet - 2,230. That's a BIG number for those of you keeping score at home.
------------------------------
I wonder where that number came from?

I suggest caution in using numbers that can't be verified. It often leads to credibility issues.

In any case, you can't really claim that those on medical leave are not part of the authorized strength. There are always going to be some on medical leave, and it's not like the department hires temporary cops to fill those positions while they are off.

7/20/2010 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help us by getting rid of JFLED!!!

7/20/2010 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting how King Daley II says it would be hard to fit 100 new officers into the budget- as if the money needed would stop creating affordable housing (only for his cronies and their pools) and jobs (for the revruns and community activists)...guess the Olympics meant more than his clear responsibility for ensuring public safety.

But wait- wasn't the CPD budget for the 13K officers that he claimed were always there? That should mean there would be NO PROBLEM in handling it.

He lies so openly and the newspeople just swallow it.

7/20/2010 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"attention On 18july2010 an anonymous call was recieved via oemc indicating that gang members from the chatham area were overheard stating their intentions to ambush and shoot police officers when responding to calls. reference event #1019917592. Further threats were received during an arrest on 20 july2010 in the 015th district suggesting that "officers on the westside will be shot like officers on the southside" (rd#hs-419753). officers are urged to use extreme caution and remain alert when encountering gang members in these areas. "
2010-officer safety alert-046

7/20/2010 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100 cops isn't enough!!!
The theiving city is wasting your taxpayer money on the Mayors wishes!

7/20/2010 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! 100 more P.P.O's with no experience!


Big deal! There are more than that retiring in a couple of past months! Did you see the F.O.P. newsletter for the retirees list?! It filled the whole page!

Gotta be at least 200 Veteran Officers that retired in a two month span!

"Smoke and Mirrors" and the stupid Public and News Media eats up Daley's shit like it is a delicacy!

7/20/2010 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's one extra per watch in the 25 districts with 25 more to scatter. Not a big impact, repeat: this will not impact manpower. Keep spinning your wheels mayor and hopefully SOMEONE in the media will actually lay it down in simple language to the citizens of Chicago that read the daily propaganda that spews out of the major papers this is minimal, if any, an impact on manpower.

7/20/2010 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW.. what the hell is 100 coppers going to solve? and where are they going to get them? From a test that was taken 4 yrs ago.. Such bullshit! Funny how Daley can find money for the olympics and all other kinds of stuff while pieces of shit are off acting like we like in a zoo.. yes the family should do something.. but they aren't! So THIS IS WHERE THE POLICE COME IN! STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

7/20/2010 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100 ppo s start the academy on sep 1st.just 800 to go, daley u POS

7/20/2010 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been reading this blog for several years and have held back my comments. BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!!! Our fine mayor (BS) is going to do everyone a favor and hire 100 P.O.'s because he says the Dept is down to 12,700 from the allways used 13,500. Where is F O P challenging HIM to show where these numbers came from. How many Police Officers have to be killed in order for Mark and F O P to open their BIG F______N' mouths and challenge him ? NOW is the perfect time to make him show the public where these Officers are. The mayors people gave out these numbers, PROVE IT !!!!!
Other City Police Unions are on T.V. all the time when one of theirs is killed and chastising the politicians. Where is ours ????
STEP UP MARK Leave an impression on the troops that you really do care and are willing to say something. Forget about life after F O P for a while, You'll survive just like the rest of us retirees. Don't forget YOU negotiated the Contract.
A Happily Retired (but not happy) P.O.
Z-MAN
(010/VCD/009/OCD)

7/20/2010 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a former officer and I'm begging to return. Trained certified and ready to go. I have been gone less than a year and half and still work for the city. So how about that.

7/20/2010 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100 officers: 4 per districts..wow

7/20/2010 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question is how many officers are on the street during the course of the day- 0001 to 2400 hrs and per watch.

The damage has been done due to Daley not hiring police. Like shutting the barn door after the horses have left. We could be up to full strength next year and it would take years to re-capture the streets. Remember we have to teach the new cops to be the police, something this department and city have worked to destroy.

7/20/2010 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One hundred is not even a dent in the 2300 we are short. Why doesn't the local media pick up on this? Instead yhey credit the mayor with adding 100 officers. He is not adding officers. The city is replacing 1/23 of the police officers that the city is short. Adding 100 officers would mean an additional 100 officers beyong the budgeted 13,200. That wpuld be adding officers.

7/20/2010 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have an idea that might not go over well with the CPD brass, but I think it's the right course of action.

The Chicago PD should do a complete policy 180, ditching the arbitrary "mandatory retirement age" and instead, start recruiting new police officers from the ranks of cranky old men.

Yes, there are some areas where old men do not shine as bright as their younger counter-parts; they're not good in foot chases, they're set in their ways, they're not as apt to swallow anyones bullshit as their greener colleagues are, but really, they bring a lot to the table and would make perfect coppers.

Old men take no shit and they're always ornery. They're also wise and have seen a lot, less apt to get hysterical in some situations as the younger guys.

A lot of old men are retired coppers, military, fireman and first responders, yet have no desire to sit around playing shuffleboard and can only go fishing so many times... There are lots of old men out there who would be willing to do the job, cheap.

Old men have no interest in having 'discussions' with idiots on the street. They just want shit to get done. There is no arguing with old men; either do as you're told, or your ass is getting kicked, period. Those are the only two options presented by old men and those are the two options Chicago's streets need.

Old men come from the old days, when things were better. They know what needs to be done since they've lived through the changes that have seen us go from good to bad. If you want to know what's gone wrong, ask an old man or better yet, hire him to fix it.

All at once, old men are less likely to get violent, yet more likely to get violent, less likely to shoot, yet more likely to shoot, less likely to take lip, yet more like to be patient in certain situations.

In my perfect Chicago, our department would have a lot of old men in uniform. One young guy partnered with one old guy- or even entire tactical teams of heavily armed old men who are dispatched when an out-of-control situation is in need of a carload of miserable old bastards to come in and quell shit.

Bring back the old men.

7/20/2010 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow 100 cops. How many retire every month? How many have retired already this year?

7/20/2010 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow this idiot decided to do something about it now wow what a mormon we need new administration this dummy has to be voted out!!!!!!!!!now the money they sent was not for you corrupted man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/20/2010 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's it going to take for someone in your family to die before you start to hire the 2300 officers the city is down mayor daley.

Shame on you for allowing this to happen to a once great place to live and work. Now we are living in fear and don't have the luxury of body guards.

Just resign you've lost touch and are in a dream world.

7/20/2010 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley jst lies, lies, lies. And Fran and Frank just eat it up.

And really, Mr. Wortham: throw more government money at it? I'll attribute your confusion to your grief.

7/20/2010 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc, I realize that little if anything can be done, but did anyone else notice that the services for P/O Bailey are being held at that disgusting excuse for a priest's church St. Sabina.
Father Garbage has been a staunch police hater, and his flock is definitely responsible for a majority of the murders, shootings and other typical animal bullshit that occurs each and everyday in 006 and the surrounding districts!
As a policeman growing up a catholic and receiving a catholic education, he is a disgrace to the clergy and unfortunately one of the many reasons I have drifted away from the catholic church.
Yes, I realize the service is about paying respects to the fallen, but Father Garbage makes my skin crawl as he is drawn to every camera he can get his stupid looking mug in front of.
I just can't really bear to stand another second of watching this piece of shit mayor, J Fled, and all the other store front police hating reverends in the company of Father Garbage pissing on the memory of another fallen copper with their scripted, monotonous, eulogy on what a tragedy us losing another policeman is! The bottom line is these fucks are in a way each a bit responsible for where we stand-- a collapsing department.

7/20/2010 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

100 officers divided by 25 is 4. thats an extra officer a watch with a spare. Thats going to improve a lot of things. How about a 1000 or two?

7/20/2010 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the police department is approximately 15% down ( if you believe the numbers) then why do they still have their bloated exempt staff? How about 15% cut for all ranks?

7/20/2010 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Department in SHAMBLES........

7/20/2010 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not one officer has a good word to say about whats going on...

7/20/2010 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous John Q. Public said...

Hire all the coppers that have been laid off from suburban departments. Most have been trained at our academy and only need to be city certified. Two months tops for training/certs and we can fill these gaping holes in no time.

7/20/2010 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BREAKIN NEWS SAYS CRIME IS DOWN ACROSS THE BOARD,WITH THE EXCEPTION OF KILLINGS!THEN HOW COME WE ARE ALWAYS IN A BACKLOG OF CALLS ON AFTERNOONS AND MIDNIGHTS!QUIT PLAYING AROUND,WE ALL KNOW CRIME IS OUT OF CONTROL!!!THESE LEADERS HAVE NO SHAME WHETHER ITS CRIME STATS OR THEIR VERY WRONG PROMOTIONS!!

7/20/2010 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF!! 100 POLICE OFFICERS IS HELP! CALL IN THE GUARD BEFORE MORE OFFICERS ARE SLAUGHTERED LIKE CATTLE!!!!

7/20/2010 07:44:00 PM  
Blogger Omnibus Driver said...

My take here. I take my hat off to each and every one of you who puts the uniform on and hits the streets every day.

7/20/2010 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Sgt got this e-mail today. Its this king of me-first mentality that has fucked up this department. What about the guys that placed higher than 120 on the list? Who cares as long as I get mine? Some of the guys with the higher scores would have likely placed better if the test wasn't corrupted, and would probably done it legit. I feel sorry for the guys who have to work for him, I would watch your back. It sounds like he is out for numero uno. Fair and open testing? Never existed on the department, if they were going to do it all by appointment they wouild have done it already. The sgts case is the best challenge yet to get this bullshit testing process out in the open. Nothing like a little selfishness to fuck it up.


"Dear Fellow Sergeants,

Today I spoke with our Association President Sgt. Robert Kirchner to get an update on the status of our lawsuit against the department regarding the lieutenant’s exam. He related that there is not a temporary restraining order in place but that one will be sought if the department attempts to promote another class from this present list. Our association has sought facts from members who may have been harmed and is preparing to have them deposed, rightfully so.

Our association however has not attempted to gather information from members who will be harmed by the impending restraining order. Those who will be immediately harmed are ranked 29 through 120 on the promotion list. The remainder of the membership will then be harmed as this action will force the department to promote the next and all future classes through the “merit” system. The lieutenant shortage is acute and very expensive. The department will have no choice but to promote 100% meritoriously. That was not the aim of our suit but it will surely be the result of the restraining order. The suit could and should continue without the restraining order until those harmed are made whole.


Members who are ranked 29 through 120 on list please contact me via department email to help present our case to the Federal Court when our association seeks a restraining order. This action will help maintain a testing system for all present and future members through fair and open testing.


Best Regards,


Sgt. Mike Casey
022nd District
michael.casey@chicagopolice.org"

7/20/2010 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous lil' george said...

Did anyone else see the press conference where Richie had the west side reverands behind him and he states "we can't have the police beating on people! We are a country of laws!" Naturally, the west side reverands all nod in approval and cheer. Disgusting! Our own mayor is so anti-police and afraid of the polls that he has to bring this up? We are not asking to be allowed to be vigilantes. We are asking for the right to do our job. A job which has lost 3 officers in 2 months because there is no respect. The mayor doesn't respect us, The brass doesn't respect us. The media doesn't respect us which leads to the public not respecting us. Richie could give 2 shits about the dead cops. He's got to make peace to his reverand voting block. And in all of this, where is the almighty Rev. Jesse and Fr. Pfaker? Haven't heard a peep. I guess it's just a lot cheaper to bury a cop in the mayors eyes then to pay him. And Jesse and Pfleger: they the worst kind of racists. They use fear to make themselves money but never appear to back the educated people who can see through their BS. They use the poor to their advantage. They, along with our mayor, will someday be joining Saddam Hussein in the corridors of hell

7/20/2010 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they recruit those clouted cadets?

7/20/2010 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley Says 100 More Officers Needed, But No Money

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/
2010/07/daley-says-100-more-officers-needed-but-no-money.html

7/20/2010 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to pass on that there is some intel that Area 2 has from reliable sources that the cops are actually being targeted in Districts 3 and 6. Be extra careful and watch your backs out there.

7/20/2010 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Fed the Fuck Up Citizen said...

ok just watch daley on fox news. He said he wont dip into the TIF funds to hire officers, & he's trying to find money for the 100 officers he's hiring. I know i'm not a finance major but if we are short of our budgeted numbers, shouldn't that money be sitting around waiting to hire officers. He would only have to find money if we were over our 13,500 and needed more officers. Plus fox news said the TIF funds has a half of billion dollars. No money for officers, raises, vehicles, training ammo. FUCK YOU very much Daley. Do the city a favor and fucking die.

7/20/2010 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked special the other day and there is a shitload of PPO's assigned footposts in the loop. WTF?

Send them where they are needed!

7/20/2010 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back the old men.

7/20/2010 05:51:00 PM

oh please, Im in the KMA club and over 50 and we don't need any more cranky do-nothings, we have enough of them and enough young do-nothings who are afraid of their shadows. What we need is management with balls and city hall to back it up.

7/20/2010 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Fed the Fuck Up Citizen said...

ok just watch daley on fox news. He said he wont dip into the TIF funds to hire officers, & he's trying to find money for the 100 officers he's hiring. I know i'm not a finance major but if we are short of our budgeted numbers, shouldn't that money be sitting around waiting to hire officers. He would only have to find money if we were over our 13,500 and needed more officers. Plus fox news said the TIF funds has a half of billion dollars. No money for officers, raises, vehicles, training ammo. FUCK YOU very much Daley. Do the city a favor and fucking die.

7/20/2010 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Worked special the other day and there is a shitload of PPO's assigned footposts in the loop. WTF?

That's all smoke in mirrors for the tourists.

7/20/2010 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why doesnt someone leak a star query to the press and show how many police we dont have.this way u cant double up people that are detailed and pad the numbers.

7/20/2010 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nothing will change unless and until shortshanks is voted out....now, will it change then? Maybe not, but you see what you have now...

7/20/2010 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Kuriopolous, CL02, Traffic Ct. After court was over yesterday, he at least got up from the bench and said thanks for the work we do and how he was sorry for our loss over the weekend.
7/20/2010 11:05:00 AM

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Must be a downstate judge. Cook Cty Left wingers couldn't care less!

7/20/2010 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isnt it great that our great union only acknowledges we are 800 short? Why is it that the scum times reports we are 2300 short but our own idiot union will make the city and the mayor look better and say 800??? Hmmmm...gee, mark, why is that? And Bella is running for president in the upcoming election? Id vote for a corpse before Id vote for bella! F this joke of a union!

7/20/2010 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://highwayroadrunner.blogspot.com/2010/07/chicago-on-fast-track-to-anarchy.html

7/20/2010 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, did you see this article from the trib today? http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-crime-poll-20100720,0,397603.story

7/20/2010 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the city find enough qualified recruits that are left from the 2006 test? Imagine what is left on a 4 year list? The bottom of the barrel. Take anyone to fill a class of 100 recruits.


Your a softball many times the bottom of the barrel are the best police. test takers are usually bosses kids or hacks. or those who did not grow up in the city and know NOTHING???? give it a rest.

7/20/2010 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard a rumor that the services will be in the shamfull, evil, joke of a "fake father" Phleager's church. I hope it's not true. Having Officer Baily inside Phleager's extorition building would be like having Jesus in the home of Satan. This guy hates the police and preys on the naive and dumb. He is evil and phoney down to his core. If Phleager were to meet God, the lord would only shake his head and tell him he's in the wrong place and then send the elevator down.

7/20/2010 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the summer of blood on the LT.s website. www.cpdlts.com

7/20/2010 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Due to Daley and J-fled chicago is losing a lot of tourist money. The stories of chicago violence is all over the world.

7/20/2010 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS JUST IN-- Bullshit Police board strikes again !!!! Fucking working coppers every chance they get. DON"T DO SHIT out there. Let the city die....

2 fired cops sue Weis, Police Board to get jobs back.

Two former Chicago police officers filed a lawsuit today against Superintendent Jody Weis and the Police Board over their firing earlier this month for engaging in an on-duty car chase that resulted in a fatality.

Brian Garcia and Aaron Poradzisz were discharged following a board decision that found they violated multiple rules of conduct by pursuing a motorcyclist for a minor traffic violation in summer 2007.

The board determined the two failed to notify their zone dispatcher that they were in pursuit of the motorcycle, left the scene of a fatal accident without rendering aid to the motorcyclist and made false reports "in an attempt to cover up their misconduct."

In a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court, the two former officers are asking a judge to overturn the board's decision, saying it was based on insufficient evidence.

They allege that when the motorcyclist increased his speed, they pulled off and never saw him crash, said their attorney, Thomas Needham.

A Police Board spokesman declined to comment.

7/20/2010 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not much of a dent since 350+ retired after the arbitrator award already! Daley you suck! I hope you eventually rot in a jail!

7/20/2010 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true the new-100 will all be assigned to mayor dicks house?

Also, beginning 01 Aug. all officers will be limited to a single round carried in their shirt pocket. Clearance to load the round must be obtained by the on duty incident commander.

7/20/2010 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago needs a LATERAL POLICY!!! Many suburban officers are getting the pink slip and are willing to work for peanuts.

7/20/2010 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This would be laughable ,if it wern't not so pathetic. Reverands ,Mr.Mayor, "MR" Weis (order and title appropriate to to their rank in the heirarchy of "runnin da city.)
Welcome to "Hamsterdam" (if ya don't know,go watch HBO's "The Wire")

The is the hell of your creation!
A modern day Sodom,coming to a voter,congregant,neighborhood,near you. When it starts to affect your cash flow,your roof fund,then you might give a shit. By then though ,it will be to late. the very people that you claim to protect will begin to "cannabalize" one another. Devouring whole chunks of your ommunities economy !
No amount of marching ,singing ,or candle light prayer vigils is going to save your constituents from an enemy that comes from within.

You employed the same strategy that was used by Adolph Hitler. Rally the eonomically
disenfranchised around a"perceived"common enemy.
Instead of race,you chose an occupation that,in your mind transcended,the all to common racial thing.(you wouldn't want to alienate someone you might want to use or extort later.)
And when your wish is granted (beyond your expectations) by the weak greedy puppet that calls himself a mayor, and crime runs rampant you ask for the next "impossibe request" ! You SAY you want the National Guard to come in.
Every night since you made that outlandish request,I have ended my prayers ,upon both rising and going to bed with the litany of "Lord,please send the National Guard."

Unlike you,I know what I'm praying for.
The Guard would not be held accountable to you ,or ANY corrupt politician or their well paid dupe.

The rules of engagement for The Guard, are completely different from any thing that your feeble minds imagine to be law !!
Just the thought of some banger trying to tell guardsmen "you can't come in my momma's house without a warrant.",just before he takes a rifle butt to the mouth,well personally ,that just makes me giddy!
I'll be retiring very soon.
I'll be getting the hell out of town,watching the pillars of smoke,from the pyres you've ignited,in my rear view mirror,as I flee the apocolyse that looms on the horizen.(I'll be right behind "MR" Weis)
The fruits of your ineptitude have come back to bite you in the ass ,with razor sharp teeth.
"snicker-snack"

7/20/2010 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the numbers are right, I wouldn't be surprised if Chicago has as many vacancies as Milwaukee has cops!

Guys, this is war -- or at least an emergency. Even if the fairy shit money tomorrow it'll be a long time before those vacancies are filled.

7/20/2010 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just an aside: It's almost the end of July, guys. Go get that city sticker. They fixed the glue problem and they print them up while you wait, as soon as you pay for them. Enforcement starts 01 Aug.

7/20/2010 02:51:00 PM

yeah it's called scotch tape. been around since the '50's

7/20/2010 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any word on maybe generating a new list? i keep hearing rumors from friends and other cpd guys?i know looking for new fresh recruits isnt exactly what everyone is looking for but its a start. due to college and the marine corps i was unable to test in 05. i have been waiting since. i know its not much but id do whatever it takes to help. i have been waiting all my life to be a chicago police officer, something i see as the highest honor in the world.

7/20/2010 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

id work as a cpd officer for free if i was promised full pay and hiring at some point later in life. thats no joke either.

7/20/2010 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about letting veteran officers work till they are 65!!!!
This would cost less than training new officers,while preventing the onslaught of retirees!!

This would save the city$$$$$

7/20/2010 01:47:p.m.

Are you nuts? Who the fuck would want to stay and work in this city and on this department until they are 65? 1 more year to go for me. 20 years is enough of this shithole of a city and this fucked up dept.

7/20/2010 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOOOOOOOOO the mayor won't touch the half billion dollars in TIF funds to hire more police?You POS scumbag politician,3 officers in the past 2 months made the ultimate sacrifice and you asshole mayor just play politics? please dont run again you motherfucker.He said this on FOX news,its not rumor

7/20/2010 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

‎"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
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It's time to stop doing the minimum, and take back the streets from these assholes. If your scared, take the Fire test.

7/20/2010 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we can use a little help over in 701. a certain sergeant on afternoons may need some anger management. his "magic" did not work at erps or the airport. maybe he needs to go back to 008?

7/20/2010 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Burbs LE said...

Those of us from outside the city are wondering if these attacks (including the nonfatal ones) are really random and unrelated. We have branches of all the major Chicago gangs and the 411 is that cops are targets.

Even if Daley and Weis were gone tomorrow, it would take a long time for Chicago PD to be at full staff. In the meantime, what's happening to all the money? Overtime? Not spent?

Regardless, it seems like you have a war going on and that means some drastic immediate measures need to be taken for officer and community safety.

Some ideas:

1. Bring back some recently retired officers on a part-time or temporary basis. I know they've filled some civilian spot with retirees but I mean gun carrying cops. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is below authorized staff and using retirees to fill some gaps while it recruits new mounties. Whether inside jobs to free up troops to go on the road or working a car, it's additional manpower that should not be overlooked. If the FOP is uptight, screw them.

2. Overtime. Dreaded word at city halls but if you are down troops, you need to spend some $$$.

3. Show of force. Jesus, fire departments have elaborate mutual aid agreements. If the fucking gangs think they own this place, screw them. County, state, federal and suburban officers can be brought in. These saturated special enforcement projects have worked elsewhere. I don't give a shit if you're from Evanston, Waukegan or Milwaukee, it's the same gangs. A regional show of force makes sense (and with homeland security laws help can cross state lines--Minneapolis and St. Paul sent cops to Iowa to help with their floods and Milwaukee sent cops to Minneapolis and St. Paul for the Republican convention). And btw--some of us are not afraid to kick ass just as long as the right asses are being kicked.

3. Court watchers. Moms, dads, wives, husband, girlfriend, boyfriends, kids are needed to go to courtrooms and let judges and state's attorneys know they are being watched.

This won't solve everything but it's a temporary start. We feel for our law enforcement brethren in the city and also feel a bit frustrated that we aren't being asked to do more to help.

7/20/2010 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I just want to say thank you for this blog. No more hiding in the shadows for some of these fuckers........

7/20/2010 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to all the lawyers who stuffed their coffers imbibing the citizenry with a fear and hatred of the police.

Thanks to the media for being laptop lazies who could not do real investigative reportive and simply played the same tapes of shitbag coppers fucking up.

Thanks to former Governor Blagojevich showing utter contempt for the rule of law, over and over again on the TV.

Great fucking examples. How would you expect the average 80 IQ shitbag to be able to maintain a respect for the police after all this?

Thank you all.

7/20/2010 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That will just about cover the 100 that retired last month.

7/20/2010 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newsflash for Daley and WEISel/Masters: Too little, too late.
You are all failures, and you've dismantled a good police dept. and turned it into little more than an Andy Frain company.

7/20/2010 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 11.05am he did the same last Friday in CL03,,,class act.

7/21/2010 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 7.42p,....good idea, logical and they won't even consider it.

7/21/2010 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the blogger who stated, that officers need to stop saying they are not going to work. Everyone reads this blog including gang bangers. When they read that officers are not going to do their job, they feel that they have card blanc to do what ever they want too. Yes, we are short but we have to do our job. If we don't work in the district we are assigned, don't get upset if the officers don't work where you live.Officers are dying out here. We must challenge the shit head so we all can go home to our families.

7/21/2010 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the bottom of the barrel are the best police

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yeah, it's gotten us this far, hasn't it?

7/21/2010 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a recruit from the 06 test. We're ready to become the police. The wait has been way too long but I know the guys and gals on the list can't wait to get on with the CPD. We'll see how long it actually takes to get a 100 in the academy...

7/21/2010 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Old men come from the old days, when things were better. They know what needs to be done since they've lived through the changes that have seen us go from good to bad. If you want to know what's gone wrong, ask an old man or better yet, hire him to fix it."

GO PEDDLE THIS LINE OF BULLSHIT TO MRS.FRANCIS & MRS. BAILEY. I'M SURE THEY'D APPRECIATE YOUR KEEN INSIGHT W/A SWIFT KICK IN THE GONADS.GFY,GRAMPS

7/21/2010 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You will not get fired for stopping someone when you can articulate probable cause and get him dirty."
__________________________________

Not fired but possibly sued. I get what you're saying and agree to a degree. But, have you been to court lately? They're saying no probable cause when drugs are found during a custodial searches! I.E. arrest made for drinking on the public way, narcotics found during a custodial search...no PC. Everytime you get no PC you are opening yourself up to a lawsuit. No PC equals unlawful arrest. The judges and ASA's don't care about you. Until the judges, ASA's, yuppies, and liberals start occupying the victim's box nothing will
change...at least not for the better.

7/21/2010 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Will the city find enough qualified recruits that are left from the 2006 test? Imagine what is left on a 4 year list? The bottom of the barrel. Take anyone to fill a class of 100 recruits."

Your an idiot, I have had plenty of friends from the 06 test get hired and some in the academy right now, and hear the horror stories of the idiots they are in class with. Since when do clouted tests with extra points for race do any real justice to the people taking them? And yeah if you haven't guessed I'm one of those bottom of the barrel guys left. Born and raised here in a police family, working a bs job the last three years declining suburban departments because I have drive to and want to work in Chicago as hard as that is to believe these days. So how does a randomized number on a bullshit test make me bottom of the barrel genius?

7/21/2010 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

500 more offficers will retire by then , so we will still be down 400 additional officers.... How about taking the mittens off the police so we can do what New York did and make the criminals go else where.

Never happen. Daley won't let anything endanger his re-election chances(and yes, he will run again).


As long as Daley has his 24/7 armed detail and a marked car sitting in front of his house, why should he care what happens to us? For him, it's cheaper to bury a dead hero than continue to pay out when these mutts file a complaint of brutality.

7/21/2010 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about letting veteran officers work till they are 65!!!!
This would cost less than training new officers,while preventing the onslaught of retirees!!

This would save the city$$$$$

7/20/2010 01:47:p.m.

Are you nuts? Who the fuck would want to stay and work in this city and on this department until they are 65? 1 more year to go for me. 20 years is enough of this shithole of a city and this fucked up dept.

7/20/2010 11:20:00 PM

Hey office I agree with you 110%! I have 3 more to 55 already kma they bye-bye shithole city! take your pension hard charger 63 is great if you did everything right and not blew all your money you will be ok dumbfuck1 Is that you Russ??

7/21/2010 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Worked special the other day and there is a shitload of PPO's assigned footposts in the loop. WTF?

That's all smoke in mirrors for the tourists.

7/20/2010 09:45:00 PM

I am curious? Why are PPO's not assigned to training districts? This is terrible considering how short we are in the districts. What can they learn walking Michigan Ave? WTF!

7/21/2010 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBeUGqeYsQg

7/21/2010 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"yeah, it's gotten us this far, hasn't it?

7/21/2010 12:27:00 AM"




if you say so.....

7/21/2010 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Thanks to all the lawyers who stuffed their coffers imbibing the citizenry with a fear and hatred of the police.

Thanks to the media for being laptop lazies who could not do real investigative reportive and simply played the same tapes of shitbag coppers fucking up.

Thanks to former Governor Blagojevich showing utter contempt for the rule of law, over and over again on the TV.


Great fucking examples. How would you expect the average 80 IQ shitbag to be able to maintain a respect for the police after all this?

Thank you all.

7/20/2010 11:35:00 PM"



1. it's the 'settle all lawsuits' mentality from city hall that's, predictably, encouraged the past 10+ years' feeding frenzy. and the pandering to certain communities' citizens' desires to "get sumtin' fo' nutin'", like they've become accustomed to believing they're 'entitled to'.
does anyone know when all the various forms of assistance, formerly known as 'welfare', or being 'on the dole', began being called an 'entitlement'?


2. the media prints, posts and/or broadcasts what those in charge decide. it's the editors more so than the reporters. and it's always been the editors. the best reporters can only publish/broadcast what they are allowed to. the editors are, with very few exceptions, no longer individuals as committed to truth, accuracy and journalistic principles as they may once have been. the individuals now welding the power of their authority as editors have priorities other than truth, accuracy and journalistic principles.


3. blojo is, in his words, deeds and personality, no different than every other politician. had he kissed the madigan ass, he would still be governor. and if you truly think that the blojo/feeb circus has 'damaged' the public's respect for the 'rule of law', you've been living in a fucking convent for the past 40 years. the public's 'respect' for the rule of law has been diminished by far more than this mere farce of a prosecution of blojo.

and there is a significant portion of the 'public' whose respect for the rule of law is pragmatic at best, opportunistic as a rule and totally absent at worst. hell, the blojo/feeb circus actually provides a rare opportunity for the public to have the common realities of their politicians' true natures shoved right in their faces.


4. as for your generous estimate of an "average 80 IQ" being possessed by those who fit the descriptive term "shitbag", and your query concerning said shitbag's ability to "maintain a respect for the police", well, what u talkin' 'bout, willis?

7/21/2010 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"id work as a cpd officer for free if i was promised full pay and hiring at some point later in life. thats no joke either.

7/20/2010 11:12:00 PM"



"Bailiff, whack his peepee!"

7/21/2010 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a former officer and I'm begging to return. Trained certified and ready to go. I have been gone less than a year and half and still work for the city. So how about that.

7/20/2010 05:14:00 PM

I'm a retired sergeant (made it legitimately, needless to say as you read on), still in mid-50's, still in good shape, had enough honorables to earn a ribbon. About a year ago, I thought maybe I could add something positive by coming back. Instead, got a letter from Personnel saying J-Fled says "no."

I emailed Kass about the humor there (and a few other who were told the same). He wasn't interested. I let it drop and went on about my life (I also have a J.D.). I sure as hell wasn't going to go try the Main and Spielman show.

Be safe out there, folks.

7/21/2010 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Will the city find enough qualified recruits that are left from the 2006 test? Imagine what is left on a 4 year list? The bottom of the barrel. Take anyone to fill a class of 100 recruits."

Your an idiot, I have had plenty of friends from the 06 test get hired and some in the academy right now, and hear the horror stories of the idiots they are in class with. Since when do clouted tests with extra points for race do any real justice to the people taking them? And yeah if you haven't guessed I'm one of those bottom of the barrel guys left. Born and raised here in a police family, working a bs job the last three years declining suburban departments because I have drive to and want to work in Chicago as hard as that is to believe these days. So how does a randomized number on a bullshit test make me bottom of the barrel genius?

7/21/2010 04:33:00 AM
God bless you for wanting to be the Police in this day and age.

7/21/2010 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mayor Asshat!


You said "we can't have the
Police beating on people! We are a country of laws!" You and the rest of the revrunds better also understand that we the Police are not going to let people beat up on US! We enforce laws in this country of laws you dont know anything about so when you start talking about how violence against Law Enforcement Officers is not ok,something positive may begin.

7/21/2010 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/21/2010 12:09:00 AM

I agree but the term is "carte blanche."

7/21/2010 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

06' tester here, bottom of the barrel my apple! Those of us left are the determined recruits to execute a childhood dream that they will wake up every day with a smile on our faces to do. Enough said.

7/21/2010 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The inmates are running the asylum, inside and out. Whole damn city's gonna qualify as a TIF district pretty soon.

7/21/2010 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a response to all the retired officers, thank you for all your hard work and service, but enjoy your RETIREMENT with your family and friends! 20 plus years is enough, give some young guys and gals a chance, and let the older guys enjoy the bid spots as you did in your latter years. God bless.

7/22/2010 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

Unfortunately, it isn't a rumor. Bailey's Service will occur at St. Sabina. :(

7/22/2010 04:32:00 AM  

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