Saturday, July 31, 2010

Memory Lane

We remember reading copies of the "Chicago Police Star Magazine" back in the day when it turned up at home. Especially the crossword puzzles.

This brings back some memories. It would seem to be links to every single issue of the publication, in addition to newsletters, annual reports and other documents. We scanned a few of the older issues and were amused to see how many names we recognized over the years and saddened to see how many other names have gone on to retirement and even more who have passed on.

Just a bit of historical trivia.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, makes me nostalgic for times that I wasn't even alive for. I envy the old timers.

7/31/2010 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I looked at a few of those...seems like it was 1000 years ago, doesn't it? Ahhh J-Fed, the catastrophic damage you and the Midgit inflicted in such a short time cannot be measured with modern technology.

7/31/2010 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Ahhhh Yes!

Memories indeed SCC!

A salute and a smile to:

The old International Harvester Wagon Men...

The Savoy Slant-Six Po-leece...

The strange & mysterious men wearing pork pie hats & stingy-brim fedoras who magically appeared/disappeared in a haze of magical cigar smoke, leaving well kicked asses and the sound of wailing/gnashing of teeth in their wake...

The days when "get off my corner" was the LAW of the muthafuckin' moment, not a request!

When the sight of BATTLE RIFLES of the .30-06 variety and shotguns in the hands of The Police didn't provoke such an outraged paroxysm of projectile bowel movement and crying. But then again, the upright tax paying citizen was made of sterner stuff and they figured The Police were enroute to a belated grand opening of a shoe shop in somebody's ass.

Mouth off to a copper and get the taste buds slapped off your tongue regardless of who you thought you were.

SAPS! the impact tool of choice.

REAL BATONS! Not the garbage wood that's issued nowadays that's designed to break anyway...

Blue was Blue and nobody dared to fuck with it.

And so on...

We and our elder subject matter experts (Thank God, a base of knowledge Franken-Fed will never be able to destroy, much to his chagrin no doubt. The "federal model" of Policing is smoke, mirrors and bullshit) hate what is happening.

7/31/2010 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Bluedude said...

I was just looking at the personnel stats from 2000, when I came on. I wonder just how few Cops we have now, relative to then.

7/31/2010 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

September, 1968 issue, page 6. It looks like things haven't changed much. I see a lot of comments here about the aggressive "hair gel" guys. I guess the PO profiled in that story would be the 1968 equivalent of an aggressive "hair gel" guy : )

-Not a PO

7/31/2010 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

Way cool, SCC.

How things change, support for one thing.

7/31/2010 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Box Chevy for the laughs. (Grand opening of shoe store in somebodys ass) Love it. Reminds me of the time me and my 2 punk suburban friends got our sorry asses tossed up against the wall in Old Town one night JUST because we were three sorry ass punks from suburbs. That my friend was when the city that works WORKED. Now going to the city is something I think long and hard about doing.

7/31/2010 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After looking at some of those issues, it sure brought back lots of memories. I always liked reading the news from the districts and other units. It was a way of keeping up with friends as they progressed in their careers and promotions.

It also saddens me reading these issues because in such a short time, that department represented in the "Star" no longer exists. In my opinion, greatly destroyed by the J-Fled philosophy of running the department. There was a great deal more camaraderie then that I greatly miss today. Some days, it was only those friendships on the watch that made it easy to come to work.

7/31/2010 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

A lost memory!

A young lad behind the wheel of the old man's 1962 Plymouth Savoy...

Damn, was that siren loud...

"Police coming through, get the fuck out of the way or else!"

Nowadays it's "Please move over or we'll say move over please."

This is the REAL stuff, tradition, legacy and hard won knowledge and experience in being CHICAGO POLICE that Franken-fed, king shorty, the media and yellow-pinky libtards are trying to destroy.

Thanks again SCC... We in the "family business" of Chicago Policing and the brotherhood of the Silitoe Tartan raise a wee bit of small batch, barrel strength bourbon to you.

Sippin' Bourbon... The libation of The American Man. None for you, j-fled, masters x3, policy group, etc.

We stand around the fire of brotherhood, shared danger and mutual sacrifice toasting those of our brotherhood who were so violently torn from among us.

Those of us who hold the torch passed from previous generations, keenly feel the loss.

The outsiders who mock by their very wearing, the vestments made holy by blood sacrifice, point and laugh at our bloody tears of outrage.

Cowards... Every one of these pretenders.

God Bless us all that we should live to see the day of correction and reckoning visited on them.

7/31/2010 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget about EVER seeing another Police Star magazine or anything that might improve morale on this job. J-fled was brought in to dismantle this department, not bring us together. Police Thrill Shows at Soldier Field, Police Olympics, Watch Parties, CPD Anniversary parties, etc. All things of the past.

Vest covers with "police" on back (just to show the difference from the fed "FBI" vests), embroidered stars, and shorts (gimmee a fucking break) are J-Fled's way of doing things. Not your fathers police department, huh? Ever notice how even radio callsigns are different lately? Everybody has to have a letter suffix (e.g. 4224B or 6217F) the way they do it at the FBI.

He was brought in to DESTROY any links to our culture, our heritage. Hold on to our traditions, lads. This Fed pimp will be gone soon enough (sooner if Daley drops dead) and maybe we'll be able to salvage whats left of our onec-proud CPD!

7/31/2010 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago Police Star " A magazine written by Officers from each Unit and whats going on in these Units, promotions, medical leaves, boss's. what a wealth of information to keep you informed of friends around the CPD.which included much humor and a great form of stress release. But J-Fled with his wisdom developed over many years of street experience believes it not necessary to carry on a police tradition that has been around forty years. Retired Guy who has street experience

7/31/2010 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.W. turning over in his grave.

7/31/2010 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looked over a couple of issues from around the time I was a clueless PPO,yet willing to learn and proud to wear the uniform.Now I'm in my last full year of a career I can't leave fast enough.This job used to be fun and simple to do.Now with computers,gps,video cameras and bosses who don't mind sendind you down the shitter for an honest mistake,the job is impossible to do.

7/31/2010 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous 38 and Gone. said...

Could you make the "Memory Lane" a permanent link for those of us that do remember. Thanks if you can. I will be fun to go thru the old Stars at a comfortable pace.

7/31/2010 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

7/31/2010 04:15:00 PM...

"O.W. is turning over in his grave."

So very very true sir! You are dead on it!

Yet even more so... The dead are indeed truly grateful not to be in the land of the living to witness this ongoing travesty.

It would take someone free of political taint... Someone not beholden to the running dog rev'runs or the alderwhores.

A Superintendent who is an able administrator, a good judge of character and the ability, capability and iron will to literally march those who stand in the way of the course of correction at gun point to the gallows or inspire them to depart on their own... Amen.

Someone who can make it clear that Police Officers will no longer be hung for public spectacle for a mistake or rolling the dice on a 50/50 to make a shitty situation less so but on the same hand let it be known that blatantly illegal and or immoral and unethical conduct has no place within CPD and will not be tolerated.

Even less tolerance of shenanigans by the gold star echelon.

Ban the word "exempt" from CPD vocabulary as it implies exemption from the same rules and regulations governing the conduct of the rank and file.

(We with our own eyes have seen gold stars do things that would qualify as a firing squad worthy offense in the military. Blue shirts too...)

From where we stand there is no one currently in the ranks who is that forceful.

So who to take the reins?

We have no idea but...

Someone who is prior military perhaps?

Someone who was deployed to the "sandbox" multiple times. That provides outstanding training in negotiating the cliques, crews and tribes in Chicago because it is essentially the same damn thing.

They're fixated on killing the dog-shit out of each other to further their doggish, throw away lifestyle. This is ok with us but the problem arises when innocents get caught in the cross-fire and decent people can't enjoy life.

Thankfully the fools here aren't detonating IED's yet and are too cowardly to strap on a boom-vest or a semtex butt-plug and walk into a Police Station but these times... They are a changin'.

It would also take a mayor willing to destroy the culture of clout and privlege along with those who seek to continue it.


7/31/2010 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AS wantabee Kid, from a Real Police Family, Learned how to read real Police stories,the high pitched sirens from the 1960s,Squadrols flying like jets on Clark,ave chasing a tact car going s/b, blue lights and smoke thats what we saw run or get out the way.GOOD WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT> STILL ON THE JOB]

8/01/2010 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jfled please promote some qualified hard working blue shirts to your command staff

many of us actually passed sgt test
and were passed over by merit clout babies that are now part of your command staff

8/01/2010 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love OSINT!

8/01/2010 11:29:00 PM  

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