Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mope-rah Speaks

It's quite easy to believe that this "journalist" is on the Sun Times editorial board, because seldom do we see such a disconnect from reality except as in her "newspaper:"
  • I challenge any one of the candidates who are seriously thinking about taking Mayor Daley's place to spend some time watching the street below Wanda Askew's window.

    Askew lives in the 7100 block of South King Drive. On Saturday morning, around 7 a.m., she heard a young woman screaming from the street below.

    "The young lady appeared to be on some type of drugs. I watched her for 30 minutes. I tried to talk to her. Every time the light would turn green, she would jump off the corner into traffic. A truck almost took out the corner trying to avoid hitting her."

    Askew said she called 911.

    "Twenty-two minutes passed. Nobody came. I called back and told the dispatcher that I pay taxes, too. Somebody is going to get hurt, or she is going to get herself killed. Another 15 minutes went by before a police van pulled up," she continued.

    "I met them downstairs. By then, she had been out there for an hour, and it looked to me like she needed medical assistance."

    Askew said a black police officer showed up, and said to her: "You the one who called and said you pay taxes? You need to call Mayor Daley. This is not a priority call. We are getting shot at, and we are understaffed," Askew said the officer told her.

    "I couldn't believe what I was hearing," Askew said.

    "I told him: 'You still pick up your check, don't you? You knew all that when you filled out the application. If you don't like your job, get another job."

Doesn't Mope-rah read her own employer's paper? Hasn't she been following Frank's and Fran's breathless articles over the past month or so rehashing what we've been screaming from the rooftops for going on 2 years now? There are no police to respond to calls. Period.

It doesn't matter if you pay taxes or not. No one is coming in a hurry to see about a mental dope addict walking in traffic unless they happen to get run over, and even then, chances are we'll just meet the ambulance at the hospital later. That's what Mayor Daley has wrought. That's what 100 years of one party rule have left in Chicago.

Oh, and Ms. Askew? When we signed up for the job, we also expected the support of the community, equipment that worked and a decent amount of backup should the need arise. Guess how much of that we're getting? Especially in places like 71st and King Drive.

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Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Hey Wanda Askew...


9/30/2010 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Medical attention, drugs, over-dosing on toxic crap...sounds like the good taxpayer should have called CFD. After all, there was no crime here. 15-Paul! But, its a "Blame everything on the police" world we are in, so this is status-quo...

9/30/2010 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ms. Askew been livin' in a Fog way too long. lack of police service falls in the lap of Richard M. Daley, aka: shortshanks.

Stumble bum junkies are at the bottom of the list.

Why didn't Ms. Askew render aid to her Sistah ????

It takes a village....... but the village don't want responsibility.

pass the 40 oz'er homie !!

9/30/2010 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

""Twenty-two minutes passed. Nobody came. I called back and told the dispatcher that I pay taxes, too."

You mean you pay taxes on the money you get for free from the tax-paying people who the cop who responded to your bullshit call, Ms. Askew?

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

I'm so tired of explaining and on top of it I pay 10x the taxes you pay sweetheart...maybe that makes you feel better. one forces you to live in the city! If YOU don't like it move to Bolingbrook!!!!!!!

9/30/2010 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was on fox news pretty much blamed the police for the little monster being shot. Does anyone ever ask; where are the parents? O yeah polishing off the kindergarten graduation picture and speed dialing the bottom feeders. Cue and roll the ghetto template.

9/30/2010 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because Mitchell sits on the Editorial Board of the Scum-Times, don't assume she writes or agrees with every nit-wit editorial printed by the Times board. Even though we work under the umbrella here in the CPD of being 'led' by J-Fled, I'm quite sure that none of us would stand by or actively support the asinine responses left by our fearful leader to inquiries printed in that dreadfully arrogant "Blog 501" of his. And so it goes...

9/30/2010 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sincerely hope that the first thing the new Mayor does next year is to replace Ald. Asshole as head of the Fire & Police commission.
I don't think that Daley could do much more to show us how much contempt he has for all of us.

9/30/2010 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

30 minutes she watched, then 22 minutes nobody came and 15 minutes later the van pulled up. Thats 37 minutes after the first call the police show up. Even if she called imediately it's 67 minutes total. But she tells them the woman was gone over an hour (60 minutes for the future applicants). So the nut was only there less than 7 minutes total. Sorry the math doesnt add up. Also dont forget this was at change time either 7am from a busy backlogged friday night.

9/30/2010 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ms. taxpayer: if you're so concerned for her her to the hospital yourself.....take in her in your house...give her a bath and feed her....since you say you pay taxes....your taking care of her already....why stop there!!!!!

9/30/2010 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and Ms. Askew? When we signed up for the job, we also expected the support of the community

As usual, the people who live in these areas are unhappy with the service in their community. Your neighbors made the area the way it is. We didn't. We are at least making an attempt at making your neighborhood safer. I guess it's easier to beat up on us, since we can't really fight back. God forbid you take a stand against the hooligans that roam the street by your house. Why, if you actually quit making excuses for these thugs, and took a stand, you just might have real trouble. So, keep kicking the cops, since we are an easy target that won't fight back.

I've noticed during my years alive that people who don't have jobs all seem to know how you are supposed to do yours.

9/30/2010 02:30:00 AM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

I agree with SCC. Mary Mitchell lives in Maywood and should stick to Maywood and Belwood topics. Her blog is a joke too.

9/30/2010 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Asskew.
Just an FYI, I pay taxes too and I know I pay more than you.

9/30/2010 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure that addict is paying all her taxes.

9/30/2010 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous WHERE DA POE POE BE… said...

It would appear Ms. Askew's view is indeed askew.

How come she didn't guide the poor crackhead into her home for tea and crumpets?

Oh? She just wanted the problem away from her doorstep?

Sorry lady. I watch out for my officers and my partner and protect the homefront.

Perhaps next time (and there will be one where YOU live) you can call your dimestore rev-run and Jesse Jr to help take back your "community". The "poe-lease" are not welcome in your 'hood.

One last thing. You pay taxes? So do I. I get my paycheck. You get your LINK, SSI, Section 8, etc. You are welcome.

9/30/2010 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering if this future rahmbo supporter knows that policemen pay taxes too! Oh and by the way, how many people in that area actually pay taxes and don't just collect their I have asthma or I have a learning disability check?
How often is the revenue dept. booting in her neighborhood knowing that no one will fucking pay? Oh that's right Mr. revenue is walking the streets in Beverly and Mt. Greenwood hammering the ACTUAL FUCKING TAXPAYERS.
I signed up on this department to help those who needed or wanted help and those numbers are dwindling Ms. Askew.
You and moperah need to contact the mayor, the media and your fucking strip mall pastors. This is the dept they wanted and now Ms. Taxpayer you got what you and they wanted out of the police department, paper making robots too short handed to show up for call on time and/ or do any productive policework.
Bet you didn't think your taxes would get you that when you voted Democrat the last 50 years!
My taxes pay for the policemen shipped out to babysit in other districts every night while my family is preyed on. Boo Hoo Ms. Askew, I just found a quarter in my pocket, call someone who gives a fuck!

9/30/2010 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucky it was a black copper otherwise the "racist"card would be thrown!

9/30/2010 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody deals with spaced out dopers when there are assholes with guns, knives and bats running around.

These people need to stop looking at cops, fireman, teachers, whatever, as social service outlets.

That strung out doper broad could have just as easily pulled a blade on that woman. Poke a snake, expect to get bitten, consider yourself lucky Wanda.

9/30/2010 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxes on what? cigs and movie rentals? If you don't like the service, find another city. FYI I pay taxes too, a lot of taxes

9/30/2010 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE don't move to Bolingbrook. It is bad enough here already that we regularly have gang fights at the elementary school playground and see the local Gangsters and Latin Kings wandering around with their pit bulls on chains. I can't even let my teenagers walk around by themselves because of all the Section 8 scumbags that have brought their trashy ghetto/third world lifestyles to what used to be an okay place.

9/30/2010 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pay taxes..... on flamin hots and 40's.

9/30/2010 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Lovethebabies said...

Workin da job in the rich western burbs I know this mentality well. It's I don't want to see this out my window so somebody get over here and take this person away. Wanda doesn't give a shit. She simply wants it to go away so she can continue life in the fog...

9/30/2010 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Lovethebabies... said...

Reminds me of this job I had where some cuban homeless joe was walking through the multi million dollar business district. Joe Mack didn't want any help and hated the police. Told us he was headed to Houston. I pointed South West. Some fucking broad in a $50,000 plus Volvo pulls up and says "Officer officer you need to help that man.". I told her dude doesnt want no help lady. "No but he needs help.". Listen lady what he needs is a ride to Houston or South West. How about this. You help him by giving him a ride South West as far as your willing to go. Woman looks at me and immediatly shuts up and speeds of.

These granola crunch'n, suburu drivin, whole foods eating, crock wearing, liberal assholes dont give a fuck. The only thing they care about is not having to see all the bullshit to ruin the view from their lil world.

Enough said. Send this crack head out to my town. It would be interesting.

9/30/2010 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous I. P. Freeley said...

LOL...yeah, right. "Wanda Askew", hey I "wanda askew" if you seymour butts.

9/30/2010 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley has "no comment'about the blessed grandmother that shot the punk,to bad she did not kill him,would of saved the tax payers much money and agony in the future! I am happy she shot his ass,just hope more older folks follow her lead!!

9/30/2010 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just safely do the job you're paid to do, no matter where the call is. We all deserve good police service!

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

OT: CHICAGO needs to regain HQs for job creation:

No jobs - no tax base - no budget.

9/30/2010 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanda(or someone running for Mayor)could watch the street below her window any time, day or night, and see some type of nonsense at the corner of 71st and King.
003rd Dist. Zombies hang out at Sunny Subs literally 24/7. (Lock some of em up so often I know em by name.)

Read between the lines and it's obvious Wanda gave a heavily edited version of events.

Unless she just moved in yesterday, I guarantee she see's her fair share of people stumbling around on that corner and into the street.

She wasn't Really concerned for the hype, but more likely aggravated by the screaming at 0700in the morning.
"I pay taxes too." doesn't come from somebody concerned about a stranger's well being. It comes
from somebody who's fed up and wants something done about a Disturbance. Completely understandable.

So she was aggravated she had to listen to it for the first half hour BEFORE calling 911, then pissed when she called back 22 minutes later, and really pissed the next 15 minutes it took Police
to respond.

Just not plausible Officer's comments came unwarranted. No one approaches a complaintant and
starts spewing explanations. They HAD to be a RESPONSE to Wanda's identifying herself as the 911 caller which I'd bet was a typical display of loud, aggressive, argumentative, self entitled attitude that's so prevalent in that area.

Instead of getting her expected apology or seeing the Officer grovel, Wanda got an earful of Truth she didn't want to hear:

1. She WAS the one who called and said she pays taxes.
2. She DOES need to call the Mayor because Police have nothing to do with tax allocation.
I'd have also explained that we can't give preferrential Police Service to taxpayers by answering their calls sooner, but thank her for being a contributing member to Society.
3. It was NOT a Priority Call. When jobs are stacked, Bullshit comes last.
4. We ARE getting shot at. Not necessary to tell Wanda this because she doesn't care, but still true. Officer Bailey was murdered not far from there around the same time of day. Another Officer was shot in 003 just a few weeks ago while responding to a job that actually WAS a Priority, so we could really give a crap if she's unhappy about the wait time.
5. We ARE understaffed. Less Officers to answer calls equals longer wait times, and less Backup for each other so again, we could give a crap about the wait time. My Watch is so depleted we got a Beat Car acting as the Wagon.

If Wanda would have listened, she was told exactley why her call took 37 minutes to be answered, but I don't think she wanted an

Instead, she got to say what I'm sure she waited at least the last 20 minutes for,
"You still pick up your check, don't you? You knew all that when you filled out the application. If
you don't like your job, get another job."

Sums it all up for me.
We the Police are expected to be their whipping boy.
I can act any way, and say whatever I want, because you HAVE to listen to me. You get paid to listen to me. Stand there and
take all my BS or I'll say you were rude and unprofessional.

Sorry lady, You didn't give it so you didn't get it.
Respect due: Z-E-R-O

So Wanda got her revenge by calling everyone's favorite Police Hater Mope-rah!

Mope-rah actually tried to get creative with this particular jab at Police by veiling it as a story about who's going to run as the Black Candidate for Mayor.

Sneaky bitch.

9/30/2010 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic Kinda:

With regard to Mary Mitchell's column today on 9/30/10---


Thank you.

---not a cop

9/30/2010 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said.

9/30/2010 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"PLEASE don't move to Bolingbrook. It is bad enough here already that we regularly have gang fights at the elementary school playground and see the local Gangsters and Latin Kings wandering around with their pit bulls on chains. I can't even let my teenagers walk around by themselves because of all the Section 8 scumbags that have brought their trashy ghetto/third world lifestyles to what used to be an okay place."

--9/30/2010 10:18:00 AM

Knew someone who lived there, was relaxing in his backyard, whiskey bottle came flying over the top of his house and hit him in the chest. Policeman who answered the call merely asked him "What are YOU doing living here?"

...and if you're fleeing Bolingbrook, for God's sake don't move to Round Lake Beach.

9/30/2010 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That strung out doper broad could have just as easily pulled a blade on that woman. Poke a snake, expect to get bitten, consider yourself lucky Wanda."

--9/30/2010 09:02:00 AM

Yeah -- the most experienced street coppers in the world get killed in these situations. It was just one more "get the drunk off the bus" call -- not even far from the station house.

R.I.P. Officer Francis.

...and call takers ask civilians placing "man down" calls if they tried to wake the man, tried to speak with him -- hell, if they performed a medical evaluation.

All the sensible caller can tell them is "Look, I can smell this guy from a block away. Maybe it's your brother or your son laying there. I dunno. I did my part calling to let you know, now you do what you want. This is all on tape. Good bye."

9/30/2010 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC there is more to this than reported! Askew isn't just the "innocent" citizen! She said plenty of things that Mitchell didn't print.

9/30/2010 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is all time due unavailable during the whole 13th period in da deuce per 200? Manpower shortage? Maybe G'nessa consulted the Great Carnac Goldstein who sees the 13th period is going to have more manpower shortages than 002 has had all summer. That didn't stop 002 from operating 4-6 cars short per watch then? What gives? Any other district having similar 13th period restriction? This isn't the basic restriction of C/U that leads into New Years either. I'm guessing the grievances will be forthcoming.

9/30/2010 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger pathickey said...

Well as Urban Translator and GD Warlord Gator Bradley said to G. Flint Taylor as they fought for the loose nickels on the courtroom floor -"J'en ai assez de l'absurdité progressive! Assez, je vous dit!"

9/30/2010 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha. Might as well move her out to Bolingbrook like 12:40am said. We get more and more City crap moving in monthly. But my favorite is I have actually been told, "why ya so rude, CPD don't treat me like a dawg". Ha. They get no quarter in Da Brook.

BPD Officer

9/30/2010 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... you think moaprah made all of this up? Just to get a story out?

9/30/2010 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Wanda Askew AND Mary Mitchell.........

Cicero PD

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

Hey Wanda, I'm so sick of the I pay taxes shit! We pay taxes too!
I'm sure my taxes help pay for a lot of services, goods and material within the government, but that does not mean I am entitled to hop in the fucking space shuttle and fly to the fucking moon! or walk into the White House and take nap in the Lincoln bedroom.
The fact is Wanda you are an asshole, unlike most of us you probably got a tax return??? why don't you donate it to the local methadone clinic to help out the worthless zombie you are so fucking concerned about, we would be so lucky if the crazy bitch got hit by a car.
One less SSI check, more tax dollars for the space program!


10/01/2010 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this has to be a joke.....i mean come on seriously. Wanda Askew. I sat back for a second and tried to look at this from an outsiders view, mainly someone from another country and i have to say. your whiney, cry baby, sandal recycling, smart car driving, pampered, vegan eating, nasty hippie ass needs to SHUT THE FUCK UP. if anyone outside the US read this article im sure you instantly created a terrorist or two. I dont give a fuck if you pay taxes, GOOD FOR YOU, THATS THE LAW WE ALL DO (well should). you dont pay my fuckin salary and if you did then i want a fuckin raise how does that sound? I also want a raise on my Marine Corps Salary cuz ill tell you i sure as hell dont get paid enough to defend turds like you. your the type of person that makes me wonder why the hell i joined anyways, man i have to defend your freedom and rights? ah if i were king. at 3.79 million square miles in this country PICK SOMEWHERE ELSE TO LIVE.
get off your disgusting ass and help the lady, take her to the hospital yourself. the police arnt your personal butler staff. when a few thousand officers police a few million they may have to use something like a judgement call and realize theres more important shit.

I realize our glorious country allows freedom of speech, press, assembly and all that other good stuff, but in situations dealing with treasonous infidels like you, I believe they should be rounded up, hogtied, and publicly beaten with Red, White and Blue baseball bats.

10/01/2010 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the mope-rah was soooo concern and all, she should have kicked in some dough, like give a billion towards the city that has "supported" her for so many years! And, while we're at it, tell Wanda that the next time this happens, get off your dead ass and see what the real problem is, before calling the police! And Wanda...another thing, in my neighborhood we all take care of the problem and in the event we need help, then we call the police of the fire department! Oh crap!! I almost forgot to tell you......I PAY MORE TAXES THEN YOU!!!

10/01/2010 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Wanda(or someone running for Mayor)could watch the street below her window any time.......

Damn good post, well said.

10/01/2010 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad the addict din't get " a hit" from a truck!

10/01/2010 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We all deserve good police service!

9/30/2010 02:58:00 PM"

define 'we'.

10/01/2010 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

‪Anonymous‬ said..."We all deserve good police service!9/30/2010 02:58:00 PM"

We? gotta mouse in your pocket?
Knuckle up and get ready to hash things out on your own cause they aren't coming when you call. Like they have been saying for quiet sometime now, they are out numbered and incapable of performing their duties.

Thank your liberal minded politicians for poor quality policing.

Not a cop.

10/02/2010 04:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya gotta love this story. The dispatcher, the citizen and the police arguing about duties, responsibilities, timeliness, taxes, Daley and some apparent rockhound on the street who is probably still sort of standing there. Its like a comic strip. Way to go Daley. More than two decades of your political leadership inflicted on our neighborhoods and communities being just a big clusterfuck. Someday they will open a Daley School of Government at UC or UIC in honor of this fool like they did at Harvard with the Kennedy School of Government. Another joke for another post.

10/02/2010 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done I P Freely. Still laughing :)

10/02/2010 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Like they have been saying for quiet sometime now, they are out numbered and incapable of performing their duties.

Thank your liberal minded politicians for poor quality policing.

Not a cop.

10/02/2010 04:42:00 AM"

uh, douchebag, ixnay on the '...incapable of...' apcray.

10/03/2010 10:40:00 PM  

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