Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Another Towing Indictment

  • A seventh Chicago police officer has been charged as part of a probe into cops tipping off favored tow truck drivers to car crashes in return for bribes.
Seriously, but what the f#$%? For all it's inherent problems, this isn't a bad gig and yet, people risk it all on a few thousand bucks?

As Shaved stated earlier today, there are going to be more convictions over this towing scandal that in the entire SOS debacle.

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52 Comments:

Anonymous Westside outside "Do something" said...

If a PO is that stupid to be involved in this, he's on his/her own!!! Dont try to sell me a 10-1 party ticket for this b.s. Remember though, some of these tow drivers are straight up criminals. Do not ever trust them or get to know them. They will implicate you just to try to get themselves out of trouble. They lie, lie, lie.... Good job throwing your career away, hope you dont get jail time..... Cops arent liked much in prison I hear. Hope its NOT true.

9/29/2010 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These ain't the old days. The public let government employees get away with mischief in the past because maybe they didn't care or maybe it was because the pay was really bad back then. Let these hustlers make it on their own, we shouldn't help them, it's just common sense.

9/29/2010 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some guys were know to have a cell phone provided by towing firms to call them for tows. This is going to get interesting.

9/29/2010 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course no comments from a city who has left us so dependant on these tow truck rats for clearing streets after an accident.

Call for a relo and since theres no money it it Randolf/Lake will still be blocked with crashed cars a week later.

Its no wonder these gangbanger tow companies think they are deputized and run lights, and speed, all over the city. Im just glad I never got Palsy with any of them. Something about them always raised hackles on my head.

Maybe it was the gangsta Tats. But thanks again Chicago. Maybe in the next life we'll actually have city tow trucks we can count on.

9/29/2010 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought there were no scandals under J-Fled's "leadership."

9/29/2010 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Dave in Albany Park said...

"Thousands" may be an overstatement. How much bribe per tow can the driver or company afford before its no longer worth it.

And on the subject of stupid bastards, a big FU to the little shit who stole our plate sticker, costing us a ticket we have to fight, a trip to the DMV and a replacement fee.

Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

9/29/2010 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A. Fuck em! Enjoy jail.
B. Bwahahahaha for thinking that a tow driver wouldn't give you up or wear a wire if their ass is on the line.
C. Work side jobs or special like respectable people do.

9/29/2010 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unreal greedy copper , take his pension and send him to jail

9/29/2010 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

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clear is OK. tinted is not

9/29/2010 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

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clear is OK. tinted is not

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Clear is NOT ok!!! Look it up.

9/29/2010 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

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clear is OK. tinted is not

9/29/2010 09:14:00 AM

As of Jan 2010 It is illigal to have an CLEAR or TINTED plate covers!

9/29/2010 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You lose your job for a double sawbuck, you're an idiot. Everyone has seen these assholes jockeying for a tow; lowlifes, convicted car thieves, Here's a place for some scrutiny, license these cock-suckers better, make them take a class and background checks, check their equipment at every scene, do they have their sand, make them sweep up, pay back is a bitch.

9/29/2010 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bit of advice to the the poster whose plate sticker
was stolen, after you apply the
sticker to your plate, take any
kind of sharp object, preferably
a single-edged razor blade or
a utility knife, and make a series
of cuts in the sticker after it's
on the plate so when someone tries
to steal it it can't be
peeled off whole.

9/29/2010 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Westside "Inside Do Something" said...

Anonymous said...
Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

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clear is OK. tinted is not

9/29/2010 09:14:00

Bad info! Clear covers also illegal per state law.....
625ILCS5/3-413 Makes it illegal for clear plastic or glass plate covers.
Good idea to update your knowledge of the changes in laws.....

9/29/2010 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the plate covers; Any cover over the plate, tinted or not, is a violation. Several years ago there was an inspector who wrote coppers up for having covers on their plate. I know because I got wrote up. I beat the beef by taking the cover off but the fact remains that any cover is a violation.

9/29/2010 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

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clear is OK. tinted is not

9/29/2010 09:14:00 AM

Absolutely nothing except the bolts that affix the plate to the vehicle and the yearly registration sticker is allowed on the plates. No clear cover, No paint, No reflective type application. Technically, bordered plate covers aren't allowed.

9/29/2010 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

easy dinero gringo

9/29/2010 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

9/29/2010 08:15:00 AM
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Clear is NOT okay. No covering is allowed. A glare off 'clear' can still render it unreadable, therefore it's not allowed.

Next time, slice your sticker a few times with a razor blade. That way, it won't be possible to peel the whole thing off and re-use it.

9/29/2010 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tinted is not OK dummy, read the law,Sonny !!!!

9/29/2010 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

screens clear or tint on the rear plate are illegal in IL.

9/29/2010 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a good idea to slice up your plate sticker with a razor after affixing it to your plate. slash it across the sticker on an angle (I would make no less than five cuts across the sticker). That way, any would-be thieves will be unsuccessful in removing the entire sticker, since it would come off in pieces.

9/29/2010 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By state law the plate must be free and clear of any type of cover.

9/29/2010 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clear license cover plates are LEGAL.

9/29/2010 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not feel sorry for these guys who are involved with these tow truck drivers. As a previous poster said many of the drivers are "straight up criminals", who will implicate you in a minute to save themselves. If you need extra bucks, go to court, work special, or other side gigs. Fire this goof and take his pension.

9/29/2010 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

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clear is OK. tinted is not

9/29/2010 09:14:00 AM

No plate cover is legal in IL. , tinted, clear or other

9/29/2010 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

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clear is OK. tinted is not

9/29/2010 09:14:00 AM

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Guess again. I hope you are not the police.

Per the Illinois Vehicle Code, specifically 625 ILCS 5/12-610.5, entitled Registration Plate Covers, it is unlawful to operate any motor vehicle that is equipped with any tinted, colored, painted, marked, clear, or illuminated registration plate cover.

This section also notes that a violation is considered a moving violation, meaning it will result in points against your license.

The same section also prohibits any person from selling a registration plate cover or offering to sell a registration plate cover.

But, to the original commenter, your last sentence is whack.

9/29/2010 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

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clear is OK. tinted is not

9/29/2010 09:14:00 AM

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Guess again. I hope you are not the police.

Look at 625 ILCS 5/12-610.5

Clear doesn't cut it either.

9/29/2010 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some Feds have come out and said the reason the FBI has been sitting on this for so many years now is because they didn't want to make J-Fed look bad.

J-Fled made some calls to hold up the investigation as long as possible and now since statue of limitations are involved, they are SLOWLY letting it break.

J-Fled...
You are a true PRICK.

Burn in HELL!!!

9/29/2010 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave in Albany Park said...

And on the subject of stupid bastards, a big FU to the little shit who stole our plate sticker, costing us a ticket we have to fight, a trip to the DMV and a replacement fee.

I learned this little trick a long time ago: Scrape off as many of the old stickers that you can.

After you put the new one on, take a razor blade and slice through it several times. That way, when someone tries to peel it off, they get little pieces. You may end up with a corner or 2 missing, but they rest of the sticker will still be there.

9/29/2010 05:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave in Albany Park said...

"Thousands" may be an overstatement. How much bribe per tow can the driver or company afford before its no longer worth it.

And on the subject of stupid bastards, a big FU to the little shit who stole our plate sticker, costing us a ticket we have to fight, a trip to the DMV and a replacement fee.

Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

9/29/2010 08:15:00 AM

Hi Rob, this is me, that wasn't.....

I wouldn't trust ANYONE that tried to give me a few dollars for anything related to police work unless it's a legitimate part-time job. I get my few dollars on the 1st and 16th.

An instructor at the academy told us that anyone that gives you something, now has you in his pocket and when he gets in trouble will try to trade you for leniency. It made sense then and it still does.

9/29/2010 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of Jan 2010 It is illigal to have an CLEAR or TINTED plate covers!

9/29/2010 09:50:00 AM



Another person who is attempting to make the rest of us dumber. Read it and weep dickhead:


(625 ILCS 5/12‑610.5)
Sec. 12‑610.5. Registration plate covers.
(a) In this Section, "registration plate cover" means any tinted, colored, painted, marked, clear, or illuminated object that is designed to:
(1) cover any of the characters of a motor vehicle's

registration plate; or
(2) distort a recorded image of any of the characters

of a motor vehicle's registration plate recorded by an automated traffic law enforcement system as defined in Section 11‑208.6 of this Code or recorded by an automated traffic control system as defined in Section 15 of the Automated Traffic Control Systems in Highway Construction or Maintenance Zones Act.
(b) It shall be unlawful to operate any motor vehicle that is equipped with registration plate covers.
(c) A person may not sell or offer for sale a registration plate cover.
(d) A person may not advertise for the purpose of promoting the sale of registration plate covers.
(e) A violation of this Section or a similar provision of a local ordinance shall be an offense against laws and ordinances regulating the movement of traffic.
(Source: P.A. 96‑328, eff. 8‑11‑09.)

9/29/2010 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just went to lidar training.....tinted and clear plastic covers illegal.....somebody asked and instructor he said its in the statue.....clear plastic can't be photographed by tool booth cameras and deflect lidar/radar...

9/29/2010 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's ok to trust the tow truck driver the board-up guy told me so.

9/29/2010 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like both 625 ILCS 5/3‑413and 625 ILCS 5/12-610.5 address the clear registration plate cover. It's a no-no either way.

9/29/2010 08:16:00 PM  
OpenID hipiap1 said...

Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

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clear is OK. tinted is not

9/29/2010 09:14:00 AM

Re-Read the Code on 9-64-150D
please.

Registration plates are Required to be maintained Clear of ALL foreign Objects, Plate covers included.

And I see CPD issued tickets for cars With Clear Plate Covers....that don't get tossed.

9/29/2010 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone here should know; is it true that the plate holders with the plastic window in front are illegal in IL? It might have sent the schmuck to the next car in line.

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clear is OK. tinted is not

--CLEAR IS NOT OK. No covers are allowed anymore; even clear covers. It causes a reflection and blurs red light camera shots.

9/29/2010 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ENOUGH WITH THE FUCKIN PLATE COVERS. WE R TALKING ABOUT A SCANDAL HERE AND A BUNCH OF MORONS ARE ASKING ABOUT PLATE COVERS . EVERYTIME THERES A SCANDAL IT AFFECTS US ALL IN SOME WEIGHT ,SHAPE OR FORM. AND SOME DUMB FUCKS ARE ASKING ABOUT PLATE COVERS. LOOK THE SHIT UP .HOW DID WE GO FROM THIS SCANDAL TO PLATE COVERS?

9/30/2010 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

It looks like both 625 ILCS 5/3‑413and 625 ILCS 5/12-610.5 address the clear registration plate cover. It's a no-no either way.

9/29/2010 08:16:00 PM

And, adding MCC 9-64-150D to the list, these pos politicians went and passed, not one, but three laws to make sure the red-light cameras and toll booth cameras can continue to capture clear license plate photographs, which will be used to squeeze as much money as possible from the public. These "esteemed" elected officials make me ill.

9/30/2010 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Dave in Albany Park said...

Thanks for the clarification on the plate covers; luckily I have not bought one yet.

The most recent sticker was the only one that I didn't score; I forgot my shiv when I was attaching it to the plate.

But the covers actually will not defeat red light cameras; the Mythbusters investigated this last season. Only way to defeat them that they found was to get a Ferrari etc and blow past at over 150 mph; you are gone before the camera snaps the picture. But what do legislators know about science?

If I could afford a car like that I would not care about the cameras anyway.

9/30/2010 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Westside Outside "Do Something" said...

Re-Read the Code on 9-64-150D
please.

Registration plates are Required to be maintained Clear of ALL foreign Objects, Plate covers included.

Do you mean 9-76-160(d)?
Read the Ordinances before you put bad info out...

9/30/2010 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ENOUGH WITH THE FUCKIN PLATE COVERS. WE R TALKING ABOUT A SCANDAL HERE AND A BUNCH OF MORONS ARE ASKING ABOUT PLATE COVERS . EVERYTIME THERES A SCANDAL IT AFFECTS US ALL IN SOME WEIGHT ,SHAPE OR FORM. AND SOME DUMB FUCKS ARE ASKING ABOUT PLATE COVERS. LOOK THE SHIT UP .HOW DID WE GO FROM THIS SCANDAL TO PLATE COVERS?

I dont see this affecting me you "dumb ass". Im not the one who will need a$$ stretching exercises for my time in prison. We are tired of talking about these allegations over PO's doing this dumb $hit. He/She will pay the cost (if proven)for taking $$$ for hooking up tow drivers. I wont even help a 99 year old woman (in a blizzard)to find a tow truck because of the severity of these allegations. I'll get her to safety, but the tow isnt my concern (unless the city does it). Someone asked for info/assistance and the Police gave the answer to their question.... Thats what we do..... This is a response that sounds like it was made by a "real" Superintendent. Slam the Police, right?

9/30/2010 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

just went to lidar training.....tinted and clear plastic covers illegal.....somebody asked and instructor he said its in the statue.....clear plastic can't be photographed by tool booth cameras and deflect lidar/radar...

9/29/2010 07:05:00 PM
Just another reason to have them! They are bleeding everyone of us that pay bills the animals don't pay anything!

9/30/2010 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 01:50am,maybe because everyone on here knows the so called scandal is bull shit except you of coarse.

9/30/2010 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the law!!!clear plate covers are legal as long as they ARE NOT designed to obstruct the characters on the plate!!! Read it carefully please officers. These tickets are thrown out when they reach my courtroom.

9/30/2010 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plates are more important. The feds are now moving into the "Burger King Scandal" Policemen geting free coffee. Don't worry though if you work in a high crime area...you'll never see them.

9/30/2010 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous The Guy Who Asked said...

I asked and I am not a dumb fuck. Some people like to be helpful is all.

9/30/2010 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Read the law!!!clear plate covers are legal as long as they ARE NOT designed to obstruct the characters on the plate!!! Read it carefully please officers. These tickets are thrown out when they reach my courtroom.

9/30/2010 02:20:00 PM

Impart with your wisdom and kindly 'splain' your claim because all three laws sure seem to make the clear registration plate covers illegal.

9/30/2010 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"ENOUGH WITH THE FUCKIN PLATE COVERS. WE R TALKING ABOUT A SCANDAL"

Some Guy giving owner information& some others taking a couple hundred dollars hardly constitutes scandal. Armed Robberies, Home Invasions, planting evidence done under the color of law. That's scandalous.

9/30/2010 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9-76-160 (d) …No registration plate shall be covered by any tinted or colored screen. It is illegal to park a vehicle on any roadway if the registration plate or other registration material fails to comply with this subsection…

Clear plate covers are ok correct??

9/30/2010 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Read the law!!!clear plate covers are legal as long as they ARE NOT designed to obstruct the characters on the plate!!! Read it carefully please officers. These tickets are thrown out when they reach my courtroom.

9/30/2010 02:20:00 PM
You really can't read can you? You're a terrible judge. Do the city a favor and resign now. Or are you some fucking hack hearing officer who pretends that he/she is a judge. Either way fuck you.

10/01/2010 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Joe Friday said...

Read the law!!!clear plate covers are legal as long as they ARE NOT designed to obstruct the characters on the plate!!! Read it carefully please officers. These tickets are thrown out when they reach my courtroom.

9/30/2010 02:20:00 PM

Well 'Your Honor'! If you really are a judge, then you are a big reason the justice system is such a mess. Good hard working Officers write these tickets because the bad guys use them to obstruct their plates. Do decent people use them? Sure. But they sill obstruct the plates.

While you are being driven around "Your Highness", look at how many have salt or dirt behind the glass. Many of them are by design to obstruct law enforcement personnel or the light and tollway cameras. At night, tell me you can read those plates w/ plastic from as far away. The average thug knows this. Are you telling me he is smarter than you "Your Eminence""?

These plate covers present a significant safety hazard to the men and women in law enforcement as well as the general public. Get off your high horse and uphold these citations!

Sorry for flaming you Judge Judy, but you have to expect that on this blog. "My courtroom" indeed.

10/01/2010 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if he went to College?

10/01/2010 11:41:00 PM  

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