Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Golden Boy Interviewed

Anyone else get the impression that this is just so much bullshit created in an attempt to justify an undeserved spot?
  • Computer guru Brett Goldstein was stuck at Midway Airport on 9/11 when the second plane struck the World Trade Center.

    "We were watching CNN when it hit," Goldstein says of that terrible day in 2001. "It planted the seed in my mind."

    At the time, he was an executive with OpenTable, a restaurant-reservation tech firm.

    "I thought: 'When I am done with OpenTable, maybe it's time to do my duty.' "

All well and good. Duty is a fine motivation. Most of us came on this job to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. We have no quarrel with that.
  • Things have worked out well for Goldstein. On Aug. 16, the 36-year-old cop was promoted to director of the department's new Predictive Analytics Group, a $150,000-a-year job that puts him in charge of an increasingly important part of police work: forecasting where and when crimes will occur throughout the city.

"worked out well" is an understatement. A $150,000 job in under 4 years? That's just about unheard of even in the private sector. One would be justified in wondering how is that possible? But then, this is Chicago.

We're going to make a few observations about the article here. This is just a stupid quote here:
  • Goldstein recalls doing pushups at the police academy and thinking: "Am I making a critical mistake here?"

    He had a lot to learn. His wife bought him a copy of Guns & Ammo magazine -- a new area of research for him. "I had no experience in that subject," he said, smiling.

Yeah, because being a cop is all about "Guns& Ammo." What an asinine piece of writing there by Frank Main.
  • During his time on the street, Goldstein marveled at how a field-training officer with 18 years of experience could listen to calls on the police radio, watch where gang members were congregating and accurately predict when and where violence was going to "pop off."
Um....because the FTO spent 18 years doing his job? Maybe if the director spent a little more than his training cycles on the street, he'd learn how a street cop is able to be that "in tune" with his area of expertise. But that would take time, wouldn't it?
  • In April, the department launched its predictive analytics system. Now, Goldstein provides top police officials every day with crime forecasts, which are compared with the "human intelligence" gathered by the police on the street.

    [...] He declines, though, to describe specific indicators of crime or talk about how accurate the department's computer forecasting system is. The department is still designing a system to evaluate the forecasts, he notes.
So we're still paying cops to gather "human intelligence" and compare it to the computer model? Wow. And accurate? If a crime occurs, you can say "the system predicted it." If it doesn't occur, you say, "we prevented it." It's the best of both worlds! Why get bogged down in actual statistics or numbers when someone with half a brain might trip you up? Just be like our fearful leader and claim 24,000 pod missions solved 4,500 crimes. Who's going to be able to challenge the numbers?

Here's the topper though:
  • "It's quite a Chicago story," Irakliotis says of Goldstein. "He doesn't have any relatives in City Hall. He went through the trenches like any police officer. I'm really proud of him."
Training cycles = trenches. Remember that.

And no relatives at City Hall? Well, if your family is tied into a well-known foundation that provides the mayor and his supporters with thousands of dollars in political donations and charitable giving, you don't really need to have an "inside" connection to the Hall.

Somehow Frank Main missed that connection. Surprising.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

During his time on the street, Goldstein marveled at how a field-training officer with 18 years of experience could listen to calls on the police radio, watch where gang members were congregating and accurately predict when and where violence was going to "pop off."

And guess who got promoted? Not the common sense FTO...thats for sure!

8/31/2010 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GAG ME WITH A SPOON! X2.

8/31/2010 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was working In Englewood when the planes hit!

8/31/2010 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't the City just hire a civilian to do this job, probably for far less $$$$, and free up a police position actually on the street.

Director Goldmine, do not tell me about sacrifices when you are making $150k to play on the computer!

8/31/2010 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His new name is "GOLDMEMBER"

8/31/2010 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

<<<<>>>>

First predictive CPD Crime forecast:

Raining with a chance of bullets in every part of the city.

8/31/2010 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You little twit... you were hired to answer calls like the rest of us. If you were too a-scared to work the streets, you should have stayed at the other job you spoiled little fuck.

8/31/2010 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Similar to Obama's "Beer Summit",

Weis' gang meeting could be referred to as the "Kool Aid Summit"

Do any exempts have waitress experience?

8/31/2010 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor could fart in mains' face and he'd report it as regal wind trumpted in his direction.

8/31/2010 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A BEAT COP CAN TELL YOU WHERE CRIME IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN ON HIS BEAT!
Oh, forgot we don't have those anymore!
Were all switching cars, beats, shifts etc.. all the time!

8/31/2010 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"worked out well" is an understatement. A $150,000 job in under 4 years? That's just about unheard of even in the private sector. One would be justified in wondering how is that possible? But then, this is Chicago.


Want a good laugh? I heard someone from 35th st saying "Oh, he could be making $400K in the private sector!"

Good, let him go out and TRY to make that much in todays economy.. BTW, why dont you follow him out the door!

8/31/2010 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Golden Boy needs walk the talk. Training Cycles& HQ in under 4 years doesn't cut it. You want to be a Urban Street Warrior? Start by spending the next 14 years working Midnights in 006, 003, 007 for starters. Then you can Really emulate your FTO. Until then, STFU YOU G'DMN PHONY POLITICO SUCKHOLE

8/31/2010 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Chicago summer night homicides will be a line in Vegas soon. SEE...it ALL makes sense now!!

8/31/2010 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-

that "humorous" report is circulating through emails now. i consider myself a clown at times and to have a decent sense of humor, but what a bunch of goofs. and shame on the sgt. who approved it. fucking embarrassing. this department is a joke and weis is just the icing on the cake. fucking fools.

signed,
internet tuff guy

8/31/2010 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's so much crap in the times article that it belongs in a box of kitty liter.


it would be funny, if it wasn't so pathetically typical of the way this city fails to function.


it's just as fucking pathetic as the recent bullshit served to the public by naputzatano and mayor shitstain.

8/31/2010 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous star an a bar said...

I've got a great idea.
Why doesn't he kiss my sweaty Italian ass the next time I'm working Safe City in a car w/o on my RDO to pay for my kids schools.

$150,000 a year?

To figure out where the savages will make a human sacrafic tonight?

FU Boy-O

8/31/2010 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if my first post made it so I'll try again.

When I read this B.S. I wanted to throw up. His appointment is a slap in the face to every working cop out there without clout. And yes he has clout, remember the business he runs with a certain commander? There are Officers out there with way more experience who have computer backgrounds but since they do not have clout are sitting in squad cars. (Which is OK, at least they work a honorable days work in a squad car as opposed to the new golden boy, aka Lubbie Light.)

The part of the article where he stated he was amazed that a 18 year on the job FTO could figure out where a crime was going to happen made me think. Perhaps we should have the 18 yr FTO go to 35th st and tell us were the crime is going to happen by looking at the stats. Then we would not need the 4 yr clout wonder, his inflated salary, and his computer program.

Oh, and Frank Main., how do you sleep at night writing such B.S.? You must have no soul.

8/31/2010 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why no "success" story about the other director in the same unit that has 5 years on????? Less than half the people in that unit have more than 10 years on the job. What a bs fluff piece.

8/31/2010 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not quite a policeman with only being a short timer on the street but probably better at that job than some goof from area 2 or 3 that pretends to be a computer whiz, saw to many of those clowns. But, predicting a murder in Lawndale or Englewood might be a challenge.

8/31/2010 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you SCC! For expressing the idiocy of this fool. When I read this "Golden Boy #2" (following Ron Huberman Golden Boy #1) newspaper article, I almost choked of laughter. Apparently if your family makes a donation to Daley and promises him big federal funding for some BS computer crap innovation, you buy your white shirt and gold star. Look at Lewin, Huberman, and now this nut Goldstein. The city uses their computer "knowledge" as the reason for their position. He says he was so moved into action to do his duty as he says, he didn't start on the job until 5 years later after this horrific event? Huh?! There are blue shirts with masters degrees riding beat cars in every district that have more knowledge about computers than these fools yet they are considered nothing because they can't make or pay Daley some $ or didn't grow up on the North Shore. Besides what does restaurant reservations have to do with police work? Hello!? The sun times and tribune and other Chicago media outlets are controlled by the mayor. That is what SCC has been saying forever and they are 100% correct.

8/31/2010 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt the 'originator' of this 'interview' was none other than 3M himself. Masters knows that he can't be interviewed in the mainstream media, because too many questions would come to light about how he obtained his 'credentials' to carry, and his obvious lack of experience/training in this noble profession (and PLEASE spare us the 'Captain in the Marine Corps. BS!').

8/31/2010 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Alan Turing said...

I'm not a cop. I've worked in software development and engineering for about 30 years, 17 years of that doing development a company that is now a division of Oracle (think Java, and "the network is the computer, and "we put the dot in dot com".

You can gather terabytes of data, put it in a data warehouse, and spit out Cognos reports by the thousand, and it's still not going to allow you to predict crap, because the missing element is the human behavior factor, which no one has successfully emulated realistically on a computer. Why is WoW such a difficult game? Because you are playing humans, who have unpredictable ideas and thoughts. Much harder than just shooting monsters in Quake - soon you'll know which way the monster will run, and exactly how many shotgun blasts it takes to kill him.

Do you know which way Pookie will run, and how many shots it will take to bring him down (remember, you need to shoot both hearts, and completely blow
off the limbs, so they don't grow back).

Granted, if you want to teach a computer to be artificially intelligent, it would definitely be easier to get up only to Pookie's level - but still not easy. You'll know Pookie-tron is self aware when it asks for flaming hots and red pop.

Until then, all this crystal ball shit is just an excuse to give Oracle a lot more money for database software.

BTW, it took me about 18 years to get to the 150K salary level...but I wouldn't play gerbil wrangler or blow anybody, so maybe that held me back.

8/31/2010 02:27:00 AM  
Blogger Ultimate Tactical Warrior said...

UTW GENESIS

As the 9nth shot of Apple Pucker runs through my veins I will try to be brief, not overly brutal, and honest.

Flashback: 9/11/2001- I'm stuck watching the tragic events unfold while at a gentleman's club with a girl named Fantasia on my lap. I install carpet for EMPIRE...decent cash, but not enough as I could make as a tactical warrior. Gaylords end up luring her away from me then beat me up in the parking lot.
I pray to the Spartan God's that I pass the psych test which was what the cop who interviewed me was waiting on. I even sacrifice a cat in my parent's basement in hopes to join the CPD. It works. My background investigator calls me. I'm in.

I remember doing push-ups in the academy with an instructor resembling the movie vampire Blade yelling at me. I thought to myself, "If this helps me harpoon whales at Teasers, its all been worth it!"

I remember sitting in awe while my FTO with 40 years on the job was able to drink a pint of vodka, then piss, fart, burp, and then pass out right before a pookie got blasted roughly a block away from the McDonald's parking lot we hid out in. I remember adrenaline pulsing through my warrior veins while I watched helplessly as my drunken master was unable to lead me into combat.

Instead of Guns&Juggs magazine, your old lady should have gave you a copy of "The Blue Knight," by Joseph Wambaugh. In the novel, the main character/narrator named Bumper Morgan (an old FTO) reminisces about the old style way of predictive analysis before computers. He fondly remembers how another cop, took all the colored pins on the map marked for burglaries and then slowly over time, put all the pins in one central area, until one of the big bosses notices and sends all the special delta force teams into that area to destroy the burglars. He eventually realizes that the buttons were manipulated and blows a gasket. Bumper later reflects how the cop that did that prank recently committed suicide. Sad, but that little story in a story is a mirror of what our once proud department has come to.

No offense to you Gold-dust. It must be nice to be able to afford X-box, PS3, Supernintendo. etc. Just remember, a time will come when another book smart kid, that's wimpier, more manipulative, and has less time in the trenches then your four years will come looking to knock you down. I hope you are able to predict it when it happens.

P.S.
Frankie M., you've been dodging doing an article about me for months now. I know it's nice, comfortable, warm, cozy, and
relaxing, but the next time you write an article about one of the members from our once proud CPD organization, will you please, GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS!!!!!!!!!!!

8/31/2010 02:45:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Years before Brett Goldstein was even born, the CPD used huge city-wide beat maps, color-coded push pins and criminal intelligence sources to track Part I index crimes by time and location.

Will the prescient Mr. Goldstein and other disciples of this "Predictive Analytics" bunco please advise us of any substantive improvement in this method based on 21st Century computer technology? Pray tell.

Add to that J-Fled's ludicrous "secret gang summit" meeting with police a la "Hill Street Blues" with beverages and snacks for the thugs and mutts at the Garfield Park Conservatory. J-Fled is both clueless and delusional.

A couple of weeks after I was interviewed on the "Big John and Amy" weekday morning show on WIND-AM 890 radio concerning my charge of COWARDICE versus J-Fled, he appeared and gave two pathetic "excuses" for NOT backing the troops in harm's way--("gotta run"--the other way) in what was in effect a "murder in progress" where the still unknown shooter fled on foot northbound towards J-Fled.

At the end of the belated J-Fled interview, he said that had he appeared at what he described as a "secured" (homicide) scene only 45 seconds away, he would be a "distraction" and that "grandstanding is not (his) style".

Au contraire, J-Fled. Between these transparent publicity stunts and your virtually worthless and often inoperable blue light pod cameras, you are soooooo full of shit. With only a anecdotal exception or two, your "crimes" include illegal parking, pissers, DOPW, and petty ass drug possession/sales. Let's talk FELONIES where your impotent cameras cleared actual Part I crimes by arrest. Do you have a problem with that? Methinks, if possible, you have lost your very last scintilla of credibility.

J-Fled is an ardent practitioner of the canard "If you can't dazzle 'em with your intelligence, baffle 'em with your treachery and bullshit." True to his hubris, he believes that people are actually that stupid to believe a word he says. No Oscar nominations for J-Fled.

I call this volley of desperate bullshit "grandstanding" for public relations with the gullible and uninformed. Yet local media enthusiastically perpetuates this drivel without challenge.

Even with both J-Fled and Daley gone, it will take at least a generation to cut out the metastasized cancer that has doomed our once proud CPD.

8/31/2010 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This mope would of been unemployed if he had stayed in the computer/restaurant reservation business. If he had cojones and was so patriotic he would of signed up for the sand box.

Signed,

no college, only hs

8/31/2010 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's give credit where its due. He caught a homicide offender offduty after on viewing it. Does he deserve a gold star 4 this - no. But he did something offduty by himself that over 90 percent of this department is incapable or unwilling to do. And I'm sure those 90 percenters will be ripping him on this post. Congrats kid.

8/31/2010 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a total bunch of fabricated bullshit this story is. Frank Main is a City Hall waterboy, just ask a few coppers in the know.

Main, is NO friend of any working copper on the CPD. Main will manipulate the truth to appease the powers that be. Main will appease City Hall and his editors. Main is not a journalist but a propagandist who should be working for Pravda.

This story reeks of damage control and further shows how a select minority have unbounded access to power and the media.

Absolutely disgusting, one more reason to distrust any MSM or politician.

DUMP DALEY!

8/31/2010 03:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they letting the situation in Chicago degrade to an imminent emergency level?

Do they want to utilize Chicago as the test case for the Patriot Act?

Gangbangers = Urban Terrorists

Free Thinkers = Government Subversives

Police Spy Cameras = Security

Secret Federal Police = Security

WAKEUP!

Hire 3,000 more Chicago coppers and unleash the "REAL POLICE"

Crisis Solved!

8/31/2010 04:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank main is either very naive, an ASSHOLE, or a combination of the previous .

Get your head out of daleys ass & open your eyes !!

8/31/2010 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why so hard on Frank? He probably just slapped his name on this press release which was probably written by News Affairs. Everything is legit. Move along nothing to see here.

8/31/2010 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the SGT. and 12 Po's this clown's new unit will pull from the districts?

8/31/2010 05:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember, a time will come when another book smart kid, that's wimpier, more manipulative, and has less time in the trenches then your four years will come looking to knock you down. I hope you are able to predict it when it happens.

Too f&%king funny. And also true. I've worked with a few Goldstein's in my time. Been there when they get the "call" and disappear to either an area chiefs office or the Ivory Tower. Also been there when they come back, tail between their legs, swearing to themselves that this department will get jack shit from them now after being sent back to the trenches.

The sad part is that you then get a partner with no street time which then doubles the work load for you.

8/31/2010 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, don't beat up Frank Main. He was probably assigned the story and was used for filler in a Monday Paper. Maybe there was method to his madness. The entire saga sounds so goofy (9/11, no clout), that it got everybody's attention and folks talking, right. Sometimes that can be the purpose of a story.

8/31/2010 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is blatantly clear that Weis is at war! NOT with the criminals on the street, but with the cops in his own dept.A media war and the FOP is not fighting back. Weis could care less how many black and hispanic kids get killed and irish girls get maimed, he is a media whore. He gets more satisfaction out of doing and saying assine things just to piss real cops off than if he solved a murder. Remember he never responded to the murder that happened mere blocks away. This is war and you POS that suck him off at these awards ceremonies are idiots.

8/31/2010 06:09:00 AM  
Blogger The Amazing Criswell said...

You just never know where the next Ron Huberman is going to come from.

It is comforting to see that the department's methodology for identifying leaders has not wavered one iota since j-fled blew into town.

mumbles will need a new chief of staff soon when this one gets burned out. golden buy, meet 'da mare, now fetch that bottle of gin.

8/31/2010 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Pookie-tron"

LMAO

8/31/2010 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance, this predictability info could het to the beat cars?

8/31/2010 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slum Times put up another crazy face picture of weis on front page. Blasting his crime summit.GREATTTTTT.

8/31/2010 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how to convert flamin hot cheeto’s, blunts, and purple/red pop into binary code?

8/31/2010 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he might not have relatives in city hall but he does have relatives that contribute HUGE amounts to the mayor's causes, not just his re-elections either, see who contributed the most to MILLENIUM PARK!!! follow the money

8/31/2010 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Ken said...

Frank( you can't handle the truth) Main is one piss poor journalist. He has no shame and keeps on writing this bullshit for city hall without doing proper research, the sorry part is the citizens of chicago actually believe this shit. I wonder what school of journalism did he attend? Frank write this, the court should give us back our police powers, stop feeling sorry for these low life's and we will cut crime. There will be no need for no stinking computer.

8/31/2010 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, you are right on target, Northside. J-Fled is phonier than a 3 dollar bill. And the MSM tries to give this mofo credibility.

8/31/2010 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous 011 2nd watch DOG said...

See boys and girls keep going out there making arrests cause this job is legit, he was a star here in 011 and you can be too. Just make sure your wife has family in city hall and it doesn't hurt to have mommy and daddy contribute to mayor Daley. Now go out there and make a difference!

8/31/2010 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous 013 3rd watch said...

Hey, 03:34am on 31Aug10 -Go fuck yourself with your disparaging remarks about off duty coppers. I know very few if any coppers that wouldn't jump at a chance to make an offduty pinch of a homicide offender. I was at a job on north California last week in which an offduty female copper chased a dude that she saw shooting a pistol in front of her home. She grabbed her gun, ran down four flights of stairs in pursuit of the shithead. So just because YOU wouldn't or couldn't it doesn't mean that the rest of us will not or could not.

8/31/2010 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can J-Fled and the Golden Boy explain the fatal shooting of Anthony Carter, age 18, at Jackson and Pulaski this morning. The murder occurred less than a mile south ofthe site of J-Fled's now infamous "gang summit" laughingstock.

As J-Fled threatens "Knock it off or else." Scary stuff, asshole.

"Or else" what? Going to invoke RICO, you blundering buffoon?

Resign your sorry ass and be done with it, paper tiger. Meanwhile, God help us.

8/31/2010 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

"I thought: 'When I am done with OpenTable, maybe it's time to do my duty.' "

======================
And so Goldstein hurried over to his nearest Army Recruiter and enlisted.

8/31/2010 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict there will be a shooting on the west side this week and next week.

8/31/2010 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cloudy with a chance of meatless balls

8/31/2010 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what pissed me off...

"He says he started thinking about how he could design a computer model that could replicate his training officer's intuition."

....ARE YOU FUCKIN' SHITTING ME?!?!??!? Only a fucking egghead computer geek would believe this could be done.

8/31/2010 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So every cop that catches a homicide offender should get $150k a year....... And by the way, its part of being a police officer

8/31/2010 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with three seperate cameras showing a live shot of j-fled, masters and goldstein in the audience, the presenter reads; "for best actor of a real-life cop, the award goes to". . .

"No Oscar nominations for J-Fled"
What are you talking about John, he was the first one nominated.

8/31/2010 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Laughed so hard we could barely finish reading the article.

This is the biggest load of concentrated bullshit to appear in a long time.

These fools (j-fled, Daley Inc.) ARE DESPERATELY TRYING TO GET IN FRONT OF HOW & WHY THEY FACILITATED THINGS IN THIS CITY GOING TO SHIT!

This prissy peck-sniff was "amazed" at how his FTO knew when/where shit was going to "pop off?"

IT'S CALLED PUTTING YOUR TIME IN!
Something these "golden children" can't seen to do.

There is NO computer model or program that can take into account the sheer RANDOMNESS of human beings! No mathematical formula exists that can translate random, unpredictable behavior to bits and bytes!

Some will hang their hats on "fuzzy logic" but even in this tech era only so much "if not x then y" can be written into a computer program before the system goes "OK, you're just straight up bull-shittin'."
GIGO...

JAYZUS! Where do they find these people?

Nobody is saying shit about the coppers with a post graduate level "street degree" from the school of hard muthafuckin' knocks in addition to graduate and post grad degrees from institutions of higher learning while working, going to court, trying to study for promotions, juggling family responsibilities, dealing with health issues and so on...

Yeah... What about THOSE coppers huh?

The ones who put in the hard work and put in the time?

Is anyone going to recognize them?

We bet Goldstein never had to put up with any work related silly shit from the bosses or suffer any kind of the indignities this organization heaps on the heads of men and women trying to do their best.

Just what we need...

Another hooked-up "golden child," another "future leader" who either doesn't know shit about what Policing is really about or knows just enough to be a menace to the rest of us.

8/31/2010 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cpd is broke , no manpower
has money to promote a rookie to commander
why did he refuse to use crystal ball to predict crime as a patrolman assigned to days with weekends off at headquarters
now he gets a city car

yep jfled who authorized this promotion , was position posted for others to apply
federal monitor where are you

8/31/2010 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/2656150,CST-NWS-weis31.article

8/31/2010 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jfled probably didn't have his bullet proof vest and for his safety fled back to 35th and michigan
99% of blue shirts would respond without a vest for the safety of fellow officers

GOTTA RUN

8/31/2010 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This 4 year wonder makes me sick to my stomach. We're something like 1000 cops short and this do nothing asshole doubles the salary of a working policeman going to 26th st. 2-3 times a week, often just to keep his family afloat!
Frank Main sensationalizes a kid with four years on who alledgedly went thru the trenches? How many times has he been iod from fighting a bad guy? How many holidays and days off cancelled has he had sitting inside at 35th st.? Oh that's right fucking zero!
I have no clout and I too have no family on the job, but I did work my fucking ass off to get where I wanted to go on this job when it was worth it.
This jagoff is an embarassment to all the real police fighting the battle every afternoon and midnight on the south and west sides while wonder boy jerks off the next boss at 35th st!
I am not sour grapes and if this dogshit city and dept. deem him fit to piss on every working policeman, there is nothing I can do to change that. I am truly embarassed to call this kid a cop.

8/31/2010 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe the name should be Goldmine, i.e., he found the Goldmine, the taxpayers got the shaft...

8/31/2010 08:30:00 AM  
Blogger Politician University said...

Maybe he just graduated from the right school! I'll have to check our alumni records.



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8/31/2010 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's give credit where its due. He caught a homicide offender offduty after on viewing it. Does he deserve a gold star 4 this - no. But he did something offduty by himself that over 90 percent of this department is incapable or unwilling to do. And I'm sure those 90 percenters will be ripping him on this post. Congrats kid.

8/31/2010 03:34:00 AM

Is this really true or is it more bullshit? Can anyone verify this? Does anyone have the real story? I've seen alot of awards given out that were total bullshit because I was actually there. I've seen alot of people jump on paper that had absolutely nothing to do with the arrest and get an honorable for it. When I look at this kid's photo in that article, I find it real hard to believe that he chased and caught anyone, let alone a murder offender. So who's got the real story. Who actually worked with Goldmember and knows what he was really like on the "street"???

8/31/2010 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You'll know Pookie-tron is self aware when it asks for flaming hots and red pop."

Thank you sir for the comment of the year. Hilarity.

8/31/2010 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do any exempts have waitress experience?

8/31/2010 01:01:00 AM


I'm sure Aunt Bea can get something from the kitchen after she serves the drinks!

sco

8/31/2010 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - But the Supt's getting criticized for negotiating with 'urban terrorists' by alderman. Isn't THAT bringing discredit on the Department?

8/31/2010 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did u hear about the statistical analyst that drowned in a river with an average depth of 2 inches?

8/31/2010 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this link !


http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Feast_bay&id=7639131

and we thought only cook ( crook ) county had shitty judges !

JUST A flunkie FTO

nothin to see move along. MASTERS (X) INFINITE

8/31/2010 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goldstein is just another empty-holster building up his resume for future employment in the private sector courtesy of Chicago tax-payers.

8/31/2010 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Director Goldmine"

LOL!

8/31/2010 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$150,000.

Wow. How do I get the GOLD CARD?

8/31/2010 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More importantly, isn't that what we have an entire DOC Unit for? What exactly does the DOC do differently? They are designed to monitor and predict crime, dictate to District Commanders and Area Deputy Chiefs where to put resources and on top of that, they work directly with the Chicago Public School System and CPS's Student Safety Center (Like our DOC, designed and implemented by our own fallen Deputy Superintendent Michael Shields) to prevent crime within and surrounding the high schools. The DOC has a Commander, 2 Lieutenants, maybe 1 now, at least 5 Sergeants and a slew of P.O.'s. This new person Commands himself and maybe has an assistant or 2. Again, what is the difference here? If the Superintendent had half of a brain, not saying I like this guy or not, but Commander Leo Schmidt is one of the main Exempt members who does know the street, the gangs and MO's. Also, who you dumped Jfed, Cronin was another expert who would have worked directly for you, remember! Regardless of how anyone feels about them, at least they do know street level policing. No computer can begin to do what the real police can do!

I am sorry but no computer system can dictate crime of opportunity, crime due to real conditions of poverty, hunger and the need to survive. Many other factors may contribute to crime that we can predict, but you already have an entire Unit (DOC), a Deputy Chiefs Office with a crime statician or two, each District with a crime statician or two and you have the Detective Division with the exact same thing! Then you have an entire unit in the Detective Division that does nothing but work on Crime and Crime Patterns as does everyday Detectives.

This is just another slap in our face! We are still short with manpower; I am still pissed at this BS raise I have received after 22 years of me working the street! I have learned to use the DIBS report, web mapping and other CLEAR/Crystal tools to help me as I work each day in my District. My family lives all within this area, so I fight that much harder to track down the hell raisers.

This guy worked directly for Jfed, right in his office! Now, he is the department's expert? Give me a computer and access to new concepts in statistical information and see how well I do. Jfed, if you really are trying to help us and the community you are being paid $300,000.00 a year to serve and protect, you really need to utilize our own people to impact crime. I am not against using Administrative staff, I am against using Administrative staff with under 5 years total police experience to lead or assist in focusing our crime resources. You have some Administrative people that have greater insight because of the positions they have had, the training they received and the people they have learned directly from. This guy has learned from people as you and Mike Masters, no offense, both of whom have NO KNOWLEDGE of street level policing.

We have NOT gotten our 1 Million Dollars worth! Yes citizens of this city, you have now spent 1 Million dollars in almost 3 years of this Superintendent being appointed! You have lost 3 Chicago Police Officers within 3 months, the percetpion of crime is so bad that the citizens are asking for the National Guard, but you are being fed each day that the crime has dropped! Do you feel safer? Hell, do we feel safe in doing our job anymore?

This is a whole new era of smoke and mirrors. I will just be glad when this chapter of CPD's book is closed. This is the worst of the worst. I really don't like Mauer, but he was right!

8/31/2010 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is He still sworn or not?

8/31/2010 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

If Goldmember's tool was so good at predicting where the next crime is going to happen, the cabal of Vegas oddsmakers would be paying way more than $150K to keep this product/technology/IP off the market. I call BULLSHIT on this whole story.

8/31/2010 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eventually they took down the maps with all the push pins because of the pins being rearranged to spell naughty words like:

F-U Daley
Blow me.

And other more creative missives.

8/31/2010 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn ultimate warrior, your fto could only handle a pint of vodka and that put him down--- that was just mouthwash for some of the po's and bosses i worked with over the years--- hey bro, even whales need a little lovin----

8/31/2010 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Training cycles = trenches. Remember that.


Haha! Hilarious!



011 blueshirt/3rd watch

8/31/2010 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like the FTO will be getting alot of phone calls.........

8/31/2010 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous bright red 1958 plymouth fury said...

He caught a killer with his own bare hands. If only I had his intestinal fortitude, I'd have caught that tow f*cker who stole my illegally parked Company Caprice. Anyways, as my mentor Phat Phil likes to say, don't be a hater unless you can use it to deflect heat off your own sorry ass.

8/31/2010 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real amazing thing about this is that two retired POs over coffee could do the same thing!

8/31/2010 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter who runs what software CPD computers work like garbage. CPD buys cheap and is cheap about taking care of them.

8/31/2010 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Weis is done ladies and gentleman. He is finished and I guarantee. Higgins picture did him in and finally the meeting with the gang leaders was the for sure nail in the coffin. City hall is trying to sort everything out and who will succeed him before they launch Mr. Weis. DONE! Bring on Ernie and Dugan possible the number 2 guy.

Fly on the wall

8/31/2010 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's quite a Chicago story," Irakliotis says of Goldstein.

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

Okay, I'll bite. Who the hell is Irakliotis?

8/31/2010 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Take a look at the front page of today's Sun-Times. (No, editorial page editor McNamee. I did not buy it. I found it next to an incinerator chute in my highrise.)

A photo of the inbred "Banjo Boy" from "Deliverance" disgracing OUR uniform. The headline: DON'T NEGOTIATE WITH 'URBAN TERRORISTS'".

By the way, there are some that contend that the alien J-Fled pod was found in a dumpster behind a tavern on 2nd St. in Roswell, New Mexico back in 1947. Meticulous research has established their speculation to be unfounded.

While we're at it, radio personality Roe Conn (never takes caller questions/comments on his man crush J-Fled) and others imply that J-Fled is despised by the CPD merely because he was once an FBI agent. Not so. Indeed, many believed that a competent leader from outside the CPD was desperately needed because Chicago's clout stranglehold is so deeply entrenched.

Institutionalized corrupt politics ("the Chicago Way") and police professionalism do not mix. Never will.

Not only is J-Fled a disgrace to the CPD, he brings shame to all the outstanding dedicated agents of the FBI.

This shamelessly inept and consummate asshole will not resign. He is a pathological liar. What does da Mare need to act on his catastrophic error in judgment?

There would be much to be said for an ex-NYPD and "outsider" professional like Bill Bratton or John Timoney as a successor to this pathetically clueless amadan. The current Milwaukee P.D. Chief Ed Flynn could restore a semblance of morale to this monumental clusterfuck. Rest assured that these proven police bosses would not take the job for a million dollars. All top police executives nationwide got the corrupt, micromanaging Daley's number.

I really am an upbeat guy. However, we are FUBAR in any case scenario. God help us!

8/31/2010 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many points does GoldenBoy have playing "Farmville" on the city's time?

8/31/2010 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if this guy is really related to the Pritzker family?? This is what I heard.

8/31/2010 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't he join the military??
911 and then becoming a Chicago Cop. This smells rotten. 911 compels a person to join the military or a federal agency.

Predicting crime?? Yeah any good cop with time in a district can predict gang crime.

Gang A beats the piss out of lone Gangmember B while he is pumping gas. Gang B gets wind and shoots the shit out of Gang A. Gang B ACTUALLY misses and hits little girl inside of her house doing homework.
That will be 150 thousand dollars please and I came on the job because of a desire within to help the innocent.

8/31/2010 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in to the SCC news room director goldhead is asking if he gets "valet" parking at the airports as he is a "director" now! Did he get the new crown vic? how about that driver brett the kid from sesame street that has no clue like you! Did brett even grown up in the city? brett your scared to be a copper was that homicide offender caught by ccsp and you took credit? just asking?

8/31/2010 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh, and Frank Main., how do you sleep at night writing such B.S.? You must have no soul.

8/31/2010 01:49:00 AM"

More than likely he's lying between the sheets with Huberman & The Runt

8/31/2010 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read between the lines... "Goldmember" has the smarts and the IT experience.

what he's missing is the "law enforcement experience."

After 5 or so years, he'll retire and will open up a start-up company to market to the FEDS.... INSURGENT ANALYSIS Inc.

you can make 400K in the private sector, OR wait a few years and my 4 million a year selling this crap to the Feds

There's big money to be made for those with IT and law enforcement experience.
BIG MONEY!!

8/31/2010 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Not quite a policeman with only being a short timer on the street but probably better at that job than some goof from area 2 or 3 that pretends to be a computer whiz"

HEY 1/2 WIT, WHOS TO SAY HE'S ANY BETTER THAN THEY ARE? GUESS WE'LL CATEGORIZE YOU AS JUST ANOTHER GULLIBLE MORON THAT BUYS WHATEVR THEY'RE SELLING @ THE MOMENT.

8/31/2010 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dept has no right demanding unpaid furlough days and cutting overtime during interviews to the working cops if they have the audacity to give someone with 4 years on a 150G spot. If they can substantiate this, a duplication of other depts that do analysis, there are obviously no budget problems in this dept. I won't listen to another excuse from anyone from this dept saying "do to budget cuts, bla, bla, bla...."

patrol sgt.

8/31/2010 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a "positive" article and sooooooo many negative comments.

First of all, the only reason they printed that article was because of the outlash from the members of this dept. Someone had to put a spin on it and make it into some fairy-tale story for the masses. However, if you read the comments section, 99% of the readers didn't buy it.
Daley and Weis are spewing budget cuts left and right and then they make a "spot" for 150K and are asking for more patrol officers (who we are in desperate need) to join this unit. The general public doesn't realize that we already have personnel doing criminal analysis. This officer should have been placed in one of these units for his expertise, just like they use other officers for their expertise in various units. However, they don't get a salary bump to 150K.

8/31/2010 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this new director in the new sgt's class? Rumor had it that he was snuck into the class to get a crash course on supervisor training. Someone has to OK those time-due and OT slips.
Please verify. The next person in line off the list should be outraged.

8/31/2010 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit, I grabbed somebody off-duty and told my lt. and he did nothing and told me (not my sgt) to send it through the system, he could have cared less.
Lots of people play the police off-duty and don't even get an atta-boy honorable.

8/31/2010 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he can predict when dept members will get the results of the morale survey.


if / kma member

8/31/2010 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The P.A.G report just came in people.

8/31/10 12:00 hrs.

*** P.A.G alert ***

Officers should expect that it will get increasing darker beginning around 18:30 hours.

The darkness is expected to continue and is predicted to last unit around first watch at 06:30 when we expect scattered light to become visible. The light should get brighter until 08:00.

The probability of the above is .75 with an error correlation of 3.141592654.

***end report ***

8/31/2010 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the Fire Department has one of those Guru's as well. His name is Josh "Buckets" Dennis. He has never been promoted through the ranks but received a exempt rank (District Chief) 150K position with 8 yrs on the job. He has a law degree (Lawyer) but never spent any time in the field! He writes the speeches for the Commissioner. Apparently, he wrote some speeches for Clinton. I am assuming he could never make it in the REAL WORLD as an attorney and jumped on the Chicago Fire Department for job security. I think they could find someone to write the speeches in the private sector for a considerable amount less. His nickname "Buckets" came during his academy years when he was unable to do "up and overs" (5 stories up and 5 stories down) without vomiting! It's not just in the C.P.D.

8/31/2010 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's give credit where its due. He caught a homicide offender offduty after on viewing it. Does he deserve a gold star 4 this - no. But he did something offduty by himself that over 90 percent of this department is incapable or unwilling to do. And I'm sure those 90 percenters will be ripping him on this post. Congrats kid.
--------------------------------------

ok....we'll do that...in the form of a department commendation.....at most. And this 90 percent....you're as accurate on making those stats....you should be at the fifth floor at HQ....which you prob. are already.

90 PERCENT....RIGHT...stop surrounding yourself with do-nothing house mouses

however....those last two words in your comment...
"CONGRATS KID" is the reason why this dept. is such a fucking shit-hole. That exactly who is running this dept. and putting in these stupid ass policies.

8/31/2010 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Minority Report (2002 /2010)

In Steven Spielberg's/J-Fed's "Minority Report", Cruise /Goldstein plays a cop in the near future who works with psychic "pre-cogs" to prevent crimes before they happen. When the pre-cogs predict that Cruise's/Goldstein character will himself commit a murder in the next 36 hours, it's up to him to find a way to change the future and avoid arrest by his fellow cops.

8/31/2010 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

31/2010 12:50:00 AM

Anonymous said...
I was working In Englewood when the planes hit!

8/31/2010 12:50:00 AM
I was sniffing airplane glue. What happened? Gotta run.

8/31/2010 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is another handjob in 701 who sits at a desk and has xerox copies of all his bullshit certificates posted all around his cubicle. everytime i walk past his desk he is watching Lord of the Rings on his computer screen. another body that needs to be on the street.

8/31/2010 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find DAILY crime predictions and forecasting to be very questionable. I sincerely doubt that if you run a statistical model with only a relatively small number of cases added to the analysis pool everyday you will get drastically different outcomes. This does not make logical sense.

8/31/2010 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the name of this new unit? Crystal ball unit? He should put a sign outside of his office that says, "Fortunes Sold Here". Morale is in the toilet and Jody continues to flush it daily by bright moves like this one.

8/31/2010 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I was working in Englewood when the planes hit!"

--8/31/2010 12:50:00 AM

SCC -- Put this one on the list for "Comment of the Month" as well.

8/31/2010 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not even a hint of token skepticism, not a whiff. I bet when Frank Main had the Emperor's New Clothes read to him he thought the guy looked snazzy in his new threads.

8/31/2010 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The general public isnt fooled by jfled smoke and mirrors routine.

people know that real crime is sky rocketing and jfleds attempt to disguise it will not work.

jfled is just marking his territory like any other dog and he will move on hopefully sooner than later.

he has single handedly brought this dept to its knees and after what i heard today i want to vommit.

as i was sitting in my fave food location an elderly woman and her husband (i assume) were sitting there and chatting. i couldnt help but over hear as they were both wearing hearing aids and talking loud enough to be heard 500 feet away.
she went on about how happy she is that judy weiss, yes she said judy has cleaned up the city streets and that crime is down in chicago.

i sat there for 10 minutes as my food began to sour in my mouth and on my plate. I had enough. I respectfully greeted her and told her that she should have her facts in order before she makes statements that arent true.

she allowed me to sit and we chatted for 20 minutes, and after our conversation she thanksed me and said she had no idea things were as i explained to her.

she then asked me how i knew what i was talking about and after i told her im a 20 yr vet that works on the west side she took my info a little more seriously.

what jfled thinks is that the lack of real information out there will keep people like her on his side. its our job to inform people about what kind of armpit this piece of shit is turning chicago into.he doesnt care because he wont be here in a few years, he will take his money and run.

she thanked me for talking with her and i thanked her for allowing me to, and she said she had to be running because she had the cleaning lady coming to her WILMETTE home.

Hey Jfled you piece of shit you had the elderly wilmette homeowner fooled yesterday but today she stands corrected. and so will many other people be corrected everytime i can i will gladly fill citizens into the real truth.

go away you piece of shit and take your family with you ...you are not wanted here and will never be wanted here.

8/31/2010 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the totally ignorant jerk who stole the battery out of my flashlight in 017. God forgive me when I find you.

I went to use my flashlight and I noticed right away how lite in weight it was. The cap was in the bottom of my flashlight holder on my vest so it didnt fall out on the street. I will do my best to find you and have you terminated.

PRICK!

8/31/2010 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy was never the police and now he is going to predict crime! He ran from crime when he worked a beat car and couldn't wait to get out of patrol.

Another useless body who knows nothing about being a street cop, but will now implement computer analysis to make our jobs better.

What a fucked up city and department!

8/31/2010 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Just remember, a time will come when another book smart kid, that's wimpier, more manipulative, and has less time in the trenches...will come looking to knock you down."

--8/31/2010 02:45:00 AM

You just know this is the path Weis is going to go down...I wonder if this Goldstein is being groomed for the spot?

8/31/2010 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Stella Foster's column:

THE ILLINOIS Academy of Criminology and the Union League Club will honor William Bratton, former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, the New York City Police Department and Boston, at a luncheon Sept. 21 at the Union League. Bratton is being recognized as one of the most successful police chiefs in the history of this country. Police Chief Jody Weis will be attending (to learn something)."

OUCH! That had to hurt.

8/31/2010 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous HeadLice said...

“…The Chicago Sun-Times reported in March 2009 that Daley’s out-of-town travel was continuing at a frenetic pace — with 46 trips over the previous 27 months, including 19 paid for by Chicago taxpayers. Those trips took the mayor to such exotic locales as Italy, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, China, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates.

A later report by CBS News claimed Daley and his wife had taken 58 flights aboard a $31 million jet owned by EduCap, a non-profit company under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service and Congress. The federal investigation shined an unflattering light on Daley's travel.

While the mayor’s office initially shot down the CBS News report, Daley subsequently acknowledged that he took multiple trips at EduCap's expense, including one to Singapore in 2006. He also said he might have used the private jet to fly to Cabo, Mexico in April 2005 to celebrate his birthday…”


http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/2657816,mayor-daley-more-travel-083101.article


Just another nail in the coffin of this arrogant fuck. I can't wait until things start falling apart, and people start walking around with pitchforks and torches.

8/31/2010 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is Huberman with a little bit of a twist. The problem with the whiz kids that our idiot Mayor and your police leadership seem to favor is they and their intellect do not translate into big city policing of a tax exempt body. I am a pissed off citizen. I want experienced policemen to run my police department. I do not want a bunch of no police experienced leaders. And to pay a Weis $310,000is official misconduct or at the least mismanagement of taxpayer dollars. I bet experienced people the likes of a Toomey or Brattan would have performed in a far superior fashion than Weiss for less money. I wonder because of merit promotion political corruption if there are any competent police leaders within the CPD? And finally, a little off topic; I am sick of gang bangers referred to as urban terrorists Daley. They are not terrorists. They are the children, the floatsam and jetsam of the community. They are products of a bankrupt, morally improverished community. It is up to the community to clean up its garbage. So you folks in places like Englewood and Garfield Park to name just a couple, stop bitching and blaming others and clean up your own neighborhood garbage. Where I live thats what we do and I have no problem walking the streets at night in my beighborhood without being shot in the head for $15 in my pocket. Because when I do have that problem, I will be in the dark too; waiting to pick up some garbage.

8/31/2010 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--

Here's the final butcher's bill.

5 Dead, At Least 25 Hurt In Bloody Chicago Weekend

"CHICAGO (CBS)A bloodbath plagued the streets of Chicago over the weekend, particularly on the West Side.

"Altogether, five people – three men and two teenage boys – were killed, while at least 25 others suffered violent injuries in more than 20 shootings and stabbings."

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/chicago.
weekend.violence.2.1886019.html

8/31/2010 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's give credit where its due. He caught a homicide offender offduty after on viewing it. Does he deserve a gold star 4 this - no. But he did something offduty by himself that over 90 percent of this department is incapable or unwilling to do. And I'm sure those 90 percenters will be ripping him on this post. Congrats kid.

8/31/2010 03:34:00 AM

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Showed up on the scene of that agg battery w/handgun and found GOLDMEMBER standing there. He did not have a gun on him as i recall. GOLDMEMBER observed the shooting and got out of his vehicle and followed the shooter. Now, an OFF DUTY & ARMED SHERIFF's Deputy who was getting a haircut at the corner barber came out and confronted the shooter who tossed his weapon in an alley. He was detained by the ARMED SHERIFF. GoldMEMBER followed and related his observations to responding officers'. Good job to get out and follow but W/OUT A GUN could've cost GOLDMEMBER his life. Know the facts before believing the bullshit MAIN reports on. The paper makes it seem like he did the work all by himself when in truth he was ASSISTED by an ODPO.

-Ernest Brown

8/31/2010 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to say the managers at Walmart could do a better job than who we have running the CPD. Change that...I think the managers of my neighborhood Dollar Store could do a better job. We might as well offfer the 14 yr. old a job too.
God help us pleaseeee

8/31/2010 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

predictive analytics=sci-fi movie minority report with tom cruise...or is that just my imagination...perhaps i have some psychic abilities that could be useful too...smh

8/31/2010 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Crystal Ball Gazers,

The Accelerated Concentration Switch (increases computing power of Batcomputer when it's strained) is on the lower right hand side - I think you need to turn it on..

8/31/2010 03:16:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Hallelujah!

On Wednesday, September 15th, the F.O.P. will march around Fort Fellatio, 3510 S. Michigan in support of the firing of the lying coward who has completely demoralized our once proud department. All must come, active, retired, families and all citizens that want a safer Chicago and to begin to restore pride to the CPD.

Let's run muthafuckin' J-Fled out of town on a rail.

The above was confirmed through sources at F.O.P.

8/31/2010 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They had to make him something because when he called the different commanders with predictions, such as "there's gonna be a shooting in 011 tonight," he kept being told, "No shit sherlock," and was hung up on. Viola, now he's a boss being given a staff of minions so the commanders can hang up on the lesser types. Masters, Masters, Masters.

8/31/2010 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could do the same computer programming and implement a system to return the same data and results for far less then $150,000.00 BUT I HAVE NO JUICE, CHINA MAN, PHONE CALL and TOO MUCH PRIDE TO SUCK A BOSSES ASS in order to get this jag's gig.

You must be the Pride and Joy of the Goldstein Family...

Goldstein, Interesting I think I have heard that name before?

8/31/2010 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jody, do you actually have any idea of how many Officers have Masters Degree's, MBA's, Law degrees, PhD's and other various advanced degrees of education? Yet this guy is the best choice for the position?

It's all legit, can not wait to go get my bus check.

19-Paul

8/31/2010 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The future head of CTA and CPS. Then he will come up with a new and improved Performance Evaluation system and take that contract away from Huberman too. Didn't you know? Your evaluation courtesy of Huberman's company.

8/31/2010 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT : J-FLED TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE IN 14TH DISTRICT TONIGHT !!!!! 6PM

8/31/2010 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I get a $150,000 spot by making a donation to Daley, I was thinking of donating my foot up his spoiled ass.

8/31/2010 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he related to Becca Goldstein, Assisstant to the Mayor?

8/31/2010 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot. I have been noticing better quality handguns from thugs for the past year or two. Used to be most of the guns I've seen recovered were crap with an occasional nice one. The day before yester day a glock 9mm with a 30 round mag was recovered along with a ruger 9mm in 003. Last night a glock 30 round mag was recovered at the scene of a shooting in 012. I know these weapons and better ones have always been around but it seems like we've been finding more of them recently. Please be safe and watch your and your partners back.

8/31/2010 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, man. This is a TV script. I can do this material in my sleep. Nerd gets outraged at an attack on his country, grits teeth and vows revenge, then morphs from meek restaurant reservations clerk to glittering, hyperaccelerated, 21st Century ultrasupercybercop -- who's not quite sure where the safety is, which makes him even more endearing.

I like that part especially -- about someone having to buy him a copy of Guns and Ammo. Gun is just an unpleasant necessity of the job, you see, kids -- and no, I can't take it out and show it to you. He's no "Neanderthal," as working street coppers are privately called in some circles. "Brains, not brawn," that whole Woody Allen thing.

Everybody here is right; this is Huberman II, another classic Daley production. Pick out some screwball and put him on the hydraulic lift straight to the stars...

Watch out, Jody.

8/31/2010 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Free money for "flood victims" shut down for the night

Channel 7 News is reporting that police in Melrose Park had to shut down the ever-growing, blocks-long line at the Illinois Dept. of Human Services offices because of pushing, arguing, fighting, and people collapsing in the heat. At least three people had to be removed by ambulance.

For what it's worth -- I was able to see one (1) white person in the crowd. She exhibited a cell phone/camera to the reporter and stated that she had proof, photos, of damages suffered.

They yellow-taped the area and handed out rain checks to everyone -- "Come back tomorrow."

8/31/2010 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I am sorry but no computer system can dictate crime of opportunity, crime due to real conditions of poverty, hunger and the need to survive."

--8/31/2010 09:06:00 AM

...let alone crime due to the need for alcohol, need for cocaine, need for gold fronts, need for ring tones, need for shiny new molded-plastic shoes because the ones you have are already four days old...

8/31/2010 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous golden member plaster caster said...

Get with the program people.

Golden Member is the key to shortshank's grand plan to reorganize the department. Say bye-bye to 1st watch and hello to more "strategic" TRU-MSF bullshit -- twelve hour daze are coming to patrol and anyone with less than 15 years on will be working the overnight shift.

Thank for Gawd for OCD.

8/31/2010 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have fantastic interpersonal skills. I can drive, I know the city. How about me? Pick meeee!

8/31/2010 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Let's give credit where its due. He caught a homicide offender offduty after on viewing it. Does he deserve a gold star 4 this - no. But he did something offduty by himself that over 90 percent of this department is incapable or unwilling to do. And I'm sure those 90 percenters will be ripping him on this post. Congrats kid.

8/31/2010 03:34:00 AM


You stupid idiot. congrats? Fuck you.

8/31/2010 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this guy can use his reservatioin expertise and get me a table at Hot Doug's. yum-yum !!

8/31/2010 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply put, you can noy apply rational solutions to irrational individuals.

8/31/2010 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"....our fearful leader...."


Nice!

8/31/2010 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wag the dog baby, wag the dog

8/31/2010 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a crime occurs, you can say "the system predicted it." If it doesn't occur, you say, "we prevented it." It's the best of both worlds!
-----------------------------------

What a sweet job that would be, you can never be wrong. And you get paid for it!

The predictive analytics group might be the biggest self licking ice cream cone I've ever heard of.

Circular logic has reached new heights.

8/31/2010 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the call, served in the 1st Gulf War, joined CPD and after 10 years plus......I'm still a PO. Damn I wish my daddy was sumbudy.

8/31/2010 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!, I'm Bert Goldstein. Your turbaned Swamie...I'm available on weekends.

Handwriting analysis, palm readings, tarot cards (My favorite)
tea leaves, and yes, even the bumps on your head.

A generous discount to CPD personnel.

Me and my masked assistant Jody will entertain for reasonable prices.

Call PAX 501

8/31/2010 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Goldburger, can you predict when you will be taking over the CTA?

8/31/2010 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he really wanted to make things better for the CPD & citizens he would do the job for his patrolman's pay !!!

8/31/2010 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While in 011 he managed to fuck up the radio room on two separate watches. The radio room is supposed to be idiot-proof, yet he still thought he could make a simple task such as, handing out radios, more efficient. He ended up making it more difficult and lost radios more than anyone else ever assigned there. I'm sure that I could fuck some stuff on this job up, so make me a director of something. I could be director of toilet paper hanging or ufo sightings or something else important.

8/31/2010 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what did the whiz actually do at opentable?

8/31/2010 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Myself and other Police Officers were by the Sears Tower directing traffic and clearing buildings, when the planes hit and planes were still flying over the city on 9/11. Downtown was a ghost town except for Police Officers who kept coming in on every corner. You would cringe everytime a plane would fly over, then the sky was empty which was really strange.

I am sure the airport in 2001 had HD/3D TV to make it seem more dramatic and realistic. Wonder if Golden Boy had predicted to bring his 3D glasses.

8/31/2010 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WANT MY OBAMA MONEY!!!!!

8/31/2010 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goldstein reminds me of that Simpson's character...Professor John Frink Jr.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/71/Frink.png

8/31/2010 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing as I brought in four homicide offenders (only three were charged) in the summer of 2002 while I was a patrolman; does that mean I am going to get my pay raised up to $450K??? We don't need to hire any more police-we now have Karnac the Great working for us. The insane run the asylum.

8/31/2010 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kid in a commanders uniform? I remember seeing HuberMAN in uniform, he looked like a 8 year old kid trying on his daddy' uniform. Todays sun times picture of Weis leaves me with the same impression.

8/31/2010 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the F/1 civilian that was laid off from her$45,000 a year job, working in CPD personnel and doing a very good job for the officers....has 2 kids....no other income...and they can afford to give this pimp a $150,000 salary...where is the outrage from the reverends, ASFME and the rest of the community

8/31/2010 09:35:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

My new motion picture titled...

"Huberman Part II"

8/31/2010 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I predict this unit won't last long, too much backlash and over-the-top pay raise for someone who is very green around the ears. Next super is going to FINALLY get rid of the top-heavy bosses, way too many that are duplicating other's work.

8/31/2010 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - WGN 9pm news just showed the results of their survey - do you think it was a good idea that JW met with gang leaders?
80% yes. 20% no.
I can only think that JW had a heads up on this and ensured his think tank, masters, brust, daley, roman, goldie, lewin, and his other minions were speed dialing.

8/31/2010 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I read all of the posts I cant recall one post citing the real reason for this article in the scumtimes. Wasnt this golden boy on the Sgt.'s merit promotion list? wasnt it discovered that he didnt have enough time on the job to be promoted? wasnt he submitted by one of j-fled cronnies at hq? wasnt this made up commanders position immediately made up after he couldnt make meritorious sgt.?this article was put out there as a smoke screen to cover up that meritorious sgt. position and to justify making the four year wonder a $180,000 PPO Commander. J-led you act like your integrity is beyond reproach and thats why you did that cruel and inhumane thing to Cozzi but you are no better that any corrupt chicago politician. May you rot in hell for what you did to this department and Cozzi.

Oh P.S.
to the golden boy I cant wait for the next Real POLICE Superintendant that replaces j-fled and takes that gold star away and sends you to the duece or inglewood to earn the right to wear our unifiorm!

8/31/2010 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember a good friend of mine from the class of 1988 caught a burglar off duty running down the street. Did he ever become a detective? No, He got an Honorable Mention today he is just your average guy beat copper who still works 365 days a year. No $75,000.00 dollar promotion for him!

8/31/2010 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember young boys and girls in blue 100 % of your commanders and above are political cloutorious appointments . 90 % of commanders were merit sgt & lt .

captains 100 % merit

right now with recent retirements
approx 50 % of lts and sgts are merit and they will be the future of cpd

good luck , now they promote patrolman to commander , no problem if it was a district commander , but nooo it's a cushy geek job

8/31/2010 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so....he creates some computer program that predicts crime, the brass buy into it, he gets director's pay?...what??? how about he, and a bunch of other ass-kissers, get their butts into a beat car and work the street, nights, weekends, holidays...are you a police officer, or not? "he might go to work for a private firm"....hey, don't let the door hit you in the ass....and take the computer with you, and try and sell that bullshit to some rube somewhere else....

8/31/2010 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person who hadthere flashlight battery stolen from his flashlight in 017 welcome to the Chicago Police Dept 3 Kill Lights and 5 sets of handcuffs later you get used to it. Oh by way nightsticks I stopged counting after six

8/31/2010 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same old B.S. Just another reason to vote Daley out. They also just promotted a guy over on the Fire Department to District Chief under the Commissioner and he was just a Fire Fighter.

How does someone move from the bottom to the top. DALEY!

8/31/2010 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same difference as playing "PIN the TAIL on the DONKEY." Just substitute maps of west & south side.
Given the horrific crime stats the last 5 months, I'd be embarrassed to have my name connected with this useless project.

8/31/2010 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh P.S.
to the golden boy I cant wait for the next Real POLICE Superintendant that replaces j-fled and takes that gold star away and sends you to the duece or inglewood to earn the right to wear our unifiorm!

8/31/2010 10:05:00 PM"



he won't go, he'll resign first; then, if shitstain has managed to keep his 5th floor office, he'll be hired as a wonder kid analyst running a program on which most effective means to be used to hide the business as usual hijinks.

8/31/2010 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

incredible arrogant done nothing clout boy! Another "punk" making way to much money! Go brett back you would of been out of work long ago kid! No wonder no copper respects the fake gold star!

8/31/2010 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT : J-FLED TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE IN 14TH DISTRICT TONIGHT !!!!! 6PM

8/31/2010 04:05:00 PM
-------
Well, did he? 90% of the time when a heads up is given that he will appear, he doesn't.

9/01/2010 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To the totally ignorant jerk who stole the battery out of my flashlight in 017. God forgive me when I find you.

I went to use my flashlight and I noticed right away how lite in weight it was. The cap was in the bottom of my flashlight holder on my vest so it didnt fall out on the street. I will do my best to find you and have you terminated.

PRICK!

8/31/2010 01:28:00 PM
-------
Sorry, but THAT'S funny.

9/01/2010 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
there is another handjob in 701 who sits at a desk and has xerox copies of all his bullshit certificates posted all around his cubicle. everytime i walk past his desk he is watching Lord of the Rings on his computer screen. another body that needs to be on the street.

8/31/2010 01:03:00 PM
thats jack bauer, he's on the 704 side, secret agent fighting terrorism via youtube.

9/01/2010 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Protégé of Lt. Grabass said...

"I went to use my flashlight and I noticed right away how lite in weight it was. The cap was in the bottom of my flashlight holder on my vest so it didnt fall out on the street. I will do my best to find you and have you terminated."

Did you fall asleep at the Admiral again? You're not complaining about your sack being lighter, so call it even. And try not to involve SCC's readers in your drama. What you do off-duty should be kept between yourself and G*d.

9/01/2010 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have but one question for Brett: That FTO you spoke so highly of will you give him some recognition,hhhmmm Brett--He took care of you taught you the ropes. He did not care how well educated you where. When you donned CPD dress blues he wanted you to be well versed in police policies and procedures and how to survive out there in the wild wild west. I hope you show him how much you appreciated him for taking such good care of you. If not you are just another well connected Daley appionted lacky. For those of us that know never forget where you came from Brett.

9/01/2010 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the person commenting about Brett catchng the homicide offender then goes into how most CPD would not do what Brett did off duty. Keep in mind Brett had a few things going in his favor #1 He had a good FTO who taught him to be aware at all times,because you never know when the shit will hit the fan,some of these mopes have "TUNNEL VISION" so bad that a cop could be walking behind them and they would still try and stick someone up(saw that first hand). #3 Brett has more clout than the normal street copper therefore in today's current political climate you can't blame most coppers because when you onview something most of the time the victim will not cooperate/sign complaints. Guess who will be sued for violating the offender's civil rights even though there will be written proof and in some cases other documentation of the criminal offense (photo's,DNA,Injuries). My comment is that don't go throwing stones at officer's by calling them offduty cowards because i know first hand that most coppers "WILL" react to something off duty,it's just that no matter how good the intent wil be,you get some politically connected lawyer and you can kiss everything you own goodbye. Not trying to criticize just wanted you to keep in mind how the cuurent cop hating cllimate is in full swing right now and that's why so many coppers are reluctant to react offduty.

9/01/2010 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley doesn't get rid of any of his people...he just moves them from Dept. to Dept.: Huberman, Latner (cpd personnel now and a goof), Goldstein, B. Murphy..Lt...sts and san and now back with department. One of his media girls moved. Commanders on his detail...Roti lives in his neighborhood all of his life and no education at all. Carlow's aunt a secretary for the mayor. Keating driver, sgt. Dept. of made up Central Control Group and I am sure you guys can come up with a million more! Its like a Carousel (sp?). Round and round we go, where we land, anybody know?

9/01/2010 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'To the person who hadthere flashlight battery stolen from his flashlight in 017 welcome to the Chicago Police Dept 3 Kill Lights and 5 sets of handcuffs later you get used to it. Oh by way nightsticks I stopged counting after six'

No offense here intended, officer, but WHY were you so lax in policing your own equipment? Everyone has lost an occasional baton or light over the years, but in the numbers you've claimed here, you bring new meaning to the term 'absent-minded.'

9/01/2010 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot. I have been noticing better quality handguns from thugs for the past year or two. Used to be most of the guns I've seen recovered were crap with an occasional nice one. The day before yester day a glock 9mm with a 30 round mag was recovered along with a ruger 9mm in 003. Last night a glock 30 round mag was recovered at the scene of a shooting in 012. I know these weapons and better ones have always been around but it seems like we've been finding more of them recently. Please be safe and watch your and your partners back.

8/31/2010 04:28:00 PM

Thank the "gun control" people. They were behind the federal "melt point ban" that eliminated all those cheap RG's and stuff -- the pot-metal starter pistol-grade .22s.

Daley's new "dangerous handguns list" extends this philosophy with a "price point ban," proscribing entire lines of guns by just listing the manufacturer's name like "Raven" or "FIE." "Daisy," too, if you can believe that.

They also be stylin'; all kinds of flashy guns are featured by the sickos who spread thug life worldwide with their music videos, and anyone who can afford gold fronts and custom rims and new shoes three times a day from their dope set is going to want more of a high-status item weighting his pants down.

Ain't life great...

9/01/2010 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"After 5 or so years, he'll retire and will open up a start-up company to market to the FEDS.... INSURGENT ANALYSIS Inc.

"you can make 400K in the private sector, OR wait a few years and my 4 million a year selling this crap to the Feds

"There's big money to be made for those with IT and law enforcement experience. BIG MONEY!!

--8/31/2010 11:30:00 AM

Yeah, you have a real good "long view" here.

...and they're telling us right now, right before Sept. 11, that the two Middle Easterners changing flights, sending bags somewhere else, are OK guys who had nothing sinister in mind.

Hell, everybody has a cell phone taped to a bottle, three other cell phones taped together, box cutters, and three large knives in their luggage.

Some computer program must have said so, huh?

Don't worry, be happy...

9/01/2010 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago said, "I've got this thing and it's f'n GOLDEN . . ."

J-Fled said, "I've got this thing and it's f'n GOLDSTEIN . . ."

9/01/2010 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This kid is also a student at UIC. Look into the research that is being done on the CPD.

bgolds2@uic.edu

Send him an email. He's doing research on his own employer; conflict of interest?

9/01/2010 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To the totally ignorant jerk who stole the battery out of my flashlight in 017. God forgive me when I find you.

I went to use my flashlight and I noticed right away how lite in weight it was. The cap was in the bottom of my flashlight holder on my vest so it didnt fall out on the street. I will do my best to find you and have you terminated.

PRICK!

8/31/2010 01:28:00 PM


Tip & clue: I saw it for sale on eBay. Maybe you could buy it back. Cheap. Or you can do what I do, I work days and carry around a flashlight with no batteries. Lightens my load that way. If there is someplace too dark I just say 19-P into the radio. Problem solved.

9/02/2010 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just imagine what Brett's pension will be like in twenty years at his cuurent salary.

9/02/2010 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sick to my stomach... I bet any PO from 011 w/ two years on job has more arrest than this freaking fool. Wish I was part of that "circle of trust" at 35th and Michigan so I can pump my pension fund!

9/03/2010 07:43:00 AM  

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