Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Police Fatalities Up 37%

  • So-called cluster killings helped make 2010 a particularly deadly year for law enforcement, with deaths in the line of duty jumping 37% to about 160 from 117 the year before, according to numbers as of Tuesday compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

    There also was a spike in shooting deaths. Fifty-nine federal, state and local officers were killed by gunfire in 2010, a 20% jump from last year, when 49 were killed. The total doesn't include the death of a Georgia State Patrol trooper shot in the neck Monday night in Atlanta as he tried to make a traffic stop.

    And 73 officers died in traffic incidents, an increase from the 51 killed in 2009, according to the data.

  • The two law-enforcement agencies with the most deaths were the California Highway Patrol and the Chicago Police Department, each with five.
Definitely not a list we like to see anyone a part of, let alone the top spot.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I listened to talk radio this morning on WLS the topic of Govt Pensions came up. The overall opinion of the public callers was 'they have been living high off the hog so they should take a cut', we don't get 70-80% of our salaries why should they."


Wow. There are still people dumb enough out there that actually believe that we don't earn that pension every day, oftentimes with our blood?

What has happened to our society?

12/29/2010 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

But... But... last week, the liberal yellow-pinky egg-heads, statistical prognosticators and professional, Police hating academic nit-wits with an agenda were flying around with magical sparkles shooting out of their asses while waving a star on a stick and loudly proclaiming "Harrump & Humbug! The perceived MINOR uptick of violence against The Police does not in any way constitute a trend!"

The academic idiot is an idiot unlike any other in the vast realm of idiocy!

Totally divorced from reality and damned dangerous because there is no check, balance, vetting or hard-eyed independent review of the garbage they spew... Unless it's by others of their ilk and that's the way they want it.

Maynard Thumbtwanger... err, j-fled (sorry, Santy Claus was fresh out of Inter-Ocular Spacing de-vices. Your unique gift of being able to look through a key hole with both eyes simultaneously will serve you well in your next career as a live-in hotel dick at the Zanzibar) must have gotten to the egg-heads in the same manner he's been keeping the Morale Survey suppressed.

...And speaking of Morale Survey. Why doesn't somebody just spill that shit already!

All the principals heavily vested in keeping it suppressed are marching nose to bung-hole on their way to the Great Ass-Hole burial grounds anyway... The good it will do to hasten their departure!

12/29/2010 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our job is not only dangerous while we're employed, but afterwards:

In the U.S., non-police males have a life-expectancy of 73 years. Policemen in the U.S. have a life expectancy of 53-66 years...In addition, police submit workmen's compensation claims six times higher than the rate of other employees, and commit suicide two to six times the national average. Hey, and that's just death and injury from "natural", "accidental" and self-inflicted causes! Add the fact that 2/3's of U.S. policemen slain feloniously are slain during hours we generally associate with darkness, and we have yet another concern for our embattled, shift working officer - staying alert enough to prevail when attacked."

http://www.theppsc.org/Staff_Views/Aveni/Shift-Survival.htm



"Solid research has shown the life expectancy, after retirement, of a police officer is much shorter than that of the the general population. The suicide rate, divorce rate, and a host of other health related issues, including alcohol abuse, is much higher for police officers than the current national averages."

http://www.cophealth.com/


So the next time the folks at illinoisisbroke.org call police officers who've EARNED ther pensions "millionaires", keep life expectancy in mind, as well as the fact that those numbers don't factor in inflation, nor the fact that police pensioners are on a fixed income, unlike say, Chicago aldermen, who get raises.

12/29/2010 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Pt. II

Ray Charles (RIP) can plainly see this is a trend in spite of being both blind and dead...

Why do the local, so called "academics" and the damn near One-Eyed (two eyes, shared socket) Jack-Wagon keep trying to say it ain't so?

Don't want the taps turned off on academic funding & grants?

Somebody hoping for a chair when the music stops?

Izzat you pulling da strings shortshanks?

Little criminal fuck is as twisted and crooked as a bonsai... And just as tall.

12/29/2010 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally off topic, but: HA HA HA HA! The Vikings beat the Eagles! Maybe Obama's call trying to pump up Convict Vick had the opposite effect!
They deserve each other.

12/29/2010 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

........MORE, with LESS, will get you KILLED.

12/29/2010 01:45:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

When I was in college back in 1970s, my Sociology professor warned us as anger towards government leaders increased, so will attacks against law enforcement officers. Of all the lectures I received in college, I'll always remember that one because it turned out be so true. Remember the turbulent 1960s? There were a lot of attacks against the police during this time. Remember the early 1990s? The economy sucked. I worked in the 5th District and in one summer we had six coppers shot in five weeks.

Earlier this year,I retired from the job. I'm glad I'm out because this economic depression is going to create a lot more anger. You can thank our elected government officials for this shit.

There is a direct correlation of terrible economic conditions and attacks against the police. 2011 will be a tough year.

12/29/2010 01:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've had the worst year in a long time. I hope that the next one is safer for us. Be careful folks, I've had my fill of wakes and funerals.

12/29/2010 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So-called cluster killings helped make 2010 a particularly deadly year for law enforcement..."

Oh, Christ, more jargon -- another mile away from reality with every new layer of "analysts." How about "More cops getting killed made 2010 a particularly deadly year for law enforcement..."

Face it. The police now mean no more than the old guy with the "Silent Valet" and the broom, sweeping up cigar butts. Why should anyone even spend one minute in jail when they can just dome the motherf__er and disappear around the corner with the lights off and thirty-five different aliases. Watchoo gon' stan' and talk, fool? He in the way, cap his a__ and book.

As the minister in disintegrating Clairton, Penn. said, "It's a different world today, and we're trying to raise children using ideas for a world that doesn't exist anymore."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com
/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_
538260.html

12/29/2010 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does Chicago and California have in common? You get 3 guesses.

12/29/2010 06:11:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

During 2010 to date, the Chicago PD and the California HP led the nation's police agencies in sworn officer LOD deaths with 5 each.

As 2010 draws to a close and with CPD 2010 data still unavailable, let's take a look at the 25 districts ranked by 2009 Murder Rate per 100,000 population and average annual attacks vs. police officers (2008 & 2009 data) in parentheses.
Also note that based on district population alone, Districts 8, 25 and 16 would respectively rank as the second through fourth largest cities in Illinois.

011 68.0 (293)
007 49.1 (189)
015 39.9 (200)
002 33.4 (83)
006 33.2 (227)

004 29.0 (168)
003 27.8 (148)
005 22.7 (197)
010 21.9 (193)
012 18.7 (90)

022 17.0 (85)
009 14.5 (178)
008 13.1 (209)
001 11.7 (76)
014 11.3 (110)

013 9.9 (49)
025 8.9 (166)
017 8.3 (86)
021 6.4 (28)
024 2.6 (117)

019 1.9 (43)
018 1.8 (123)
023 1.02 (70)
016 1.00 (60)
020 0.98 (54)

As of Nov. 30, 2010 the districts with double-digit number of murders are in rank order: 011 (45), 006 (39), 007 (36), 008 (34), 004 (30), 010 (29), 003 (27), 009 (26), 005 (25), 022 (22), 015 (18), 002 (18) and 025 (15).

SOURCE: CPD 2009 Annual Report.

STAY SAFE!

12/29/2010 06:20:00 AM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

Box Chevy Phantom said ...

"Your unique gift of being able to look through a key hole with both eyes simultaneously will serve you well in your next career as a live-in hotel dick at the Zanzibar..."

Made me laugh the hardest I have in months! And just as funny, your...

"(two eyes, shared socket) "

effin brilliant! Too much! Time for a uniform adjustment.

Your Maynard Thumbtwanger reference gets a thumbs up for accuracy and extra nostalgia points.

12/29/2010 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its all about DEFLECTION brothers and sisters..Politicians waste so much money on bullshit spending that they get the media all reved up over pensions and the cost. If they would fund the pensions and cut their own spending it would not be an issue and the media is eating it up. Why not do stories on all the bullshit spending going on in the city and state.

12/29/2010 06:57:00 AM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

"...and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout 'Save us!' And I'll look down, and whisper 'No.' "
- Rorschach, Watchmen

The sublime, poetic timing of this shit running concurrent with the in-the-works jacking of our pension/children's future just drops me to my knees in awe. Restoration of faith cuz only the Great Architect's sense of humor could work this kind of Karmic timing.

We are an amazing group of people, THE POLICE. Street violence may be on the rise (despite the spinmeister's bullshit stats), our ranks woefully depleted and we are abused financially, physically, emotionally beyond all standards that a free man should be expected to endure but we haven't let the city completely burn. Those we are tasked with protecting have no idea just how bad it COULD be. Really. They literally cannot fathom it because they have no "remember how fucking terrifying it was" (strike/blue flue)memory to reference. Instead they have been conditioned with reward each time through continued safety when they have actively joined in the pile-on with whoops of "fuck tha' police," and "why do they get to have a pension and I don't." Those that didn't actively join in but stood by the sidelines during this seemingly eternal chain-fucking, the ones who let the powers that be cornhole us can no longer use neutrality as an excuse. You know, the ones you encounter on the street that SAY they support you? Joe Citizen, non-involvement is no longer acceptable. This shit is in the news every day and we know you see it. Get off the fucking facebook, take a break from Angry Birds and SUPPORT us.
You think you've seen the true face of "de-policing?" All you've seen is a half-assed slowdown in revenue generation. You want to look the other way while this shitstorm rains down on us? You want to claim you didn't see it? Trust me, we are MUCH better at looking the other way and when we do it, the consequences effect YOU. A rude awakening is acomin' and this time you can share the ass-bruisin'.

12/29/2010 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter what happens, remember that all we have is each other. We are the last line of defense. We are the thin blue line.

12/29/2010 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 on the wall. Most in the country. Hope that will encourage more to attend the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Rooms still available. CPDPOLICEWEEK@aol.com
Hope we see a huge turnout this year.

12/29/2010 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys, let's be honest, it's not cops and fire fighters' pensions people are pissed about, although we are lumped in with all government pensions. It the politicians and such who end up with multiple pensions from multiple jobs in various government entities. It's stuff like the gold braid pension - most believe you are entitled to your civil service rank pension. We - that is our unions - need to start using the media more and educating people that we are really on their side. We all want to be treated fairly. And we police and firemen have not. The city and state has for years ignored their responsibility to fund our pension plans and that disregard is what is causing a majority of the problems today.

12/29/2010 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Chuck said...

Cops getting killed in the line of duty is NOT important news any more, want proof? yesterday Dec. 28 2010 in Atlanta Georgia, A Georgia State trooper was killed after a minor traffic stop, the guy he stopped because of a headlight out got out of his car after he crashed it and shot the trooper and then fled in the troopers car and was later arrested, WHY WASN'T THIS ON THE NEWS last night ???

12/29/2010 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The POTUS took time ,while on vacation, to say how great M,Vick is and how glad he was that he was given a second chance! The only ones that care about is us. Remember that inside every burning building and every domestic your chances of making it home decrease very quickly. Be very proud of the job we do. also remember every time that you see a fallen brother of sister that there for the luck of God goes I.

12/29/2010 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There has been a concerted effort to trash our reputation in the Media in the last five years. I used to think it was just in Chicago, as a contract negotiation, but it seems to be nationwide.

Why has this Nation become so anti-police? The end result is this 37%number. It should be troubling to anyone with a brain. If they are coming after us like this, what chance does the average citizen have?

12/29/2010 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the other secrets is that Line of duty deaths due to heart attacks are not covered, where as its in the statutes for FF. Lets say you are 40+ and fight a gang banger and then the next day vapor lock and die. Its not considered a line of duty death, but rather a pre existing health condition. Consider a FF who goes to a fire. Under state statute, if they have a heart attack with in 48 hours of going to that fire, it is still considered a line of duty injury. Yours (PO) are not. If anything needs to be changed in Springpatch, its this part of the pension code.

12/29/2010 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger ANGRY PIG said...

Phil Schitz post above is absolutely correct.When people become angry with government that anger is put upon those who the average mope can have the easiest access to.Guess who that is?

12/29/2010 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and how much of a rasie did they give us...

Your Welcome

12/29/2010 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Cowtown Cop said...

Unfortunately the stats keep climbing. Arlington Texas lost an officer last night to gunfire in a murder-suicide.

12/29/2010 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And IPRA was in Cal also?

Go figure. The kinder we are the more they fuck with us.

12/29/2010 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only is the public shooting at us more, we're doing ourselves in by way of traffic crashes. I've seen reports where officers have died striking cows in the road this year. Be careful, you know in many municipalities that squad car maintenance is not well funded. Safe operation of your squad is a must; don't get distracted by all that equipment (or even your cell) while driving.
Have a safe and prosperous New Year, everyone!

12/29/2010 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its going to be yet another long summer...........

12/29/2010 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Please do click on the link and read the full WSJ article:

"...a professor of police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said the rise of community-oriented policing...has also had the unintended consequence of lessening the public's respect for officers."

I would obviously prefer that all citizens and certainly the mutts, RESPECT us rather than FEAR us in our most noble of callings.

However, if some don't and they choose to attack us, I say bring back the good old fashion Fillmo'-style COCOBOLO SHAMPOO!

Discuss amongst yourselves.

P.S.: With the new year almost upon us, I would be remiss if I didn't convey my heartfelt contempt to a certain lying, cowardly, psychopathic rat cocksucker before he boards a one-way flight out of O'Hare never to return. Leave our proud uniform behind, punk.

12/29/2010 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Miyagi said...

Hey, why the anger towards bonsai? That is a crappy comparrison when you consider the joy and patience it takes to shape a bonsai. Short Shanks was born crooked, twisted, short and angry. It didn't take an ounce of effort to change him.

Please refarin from marring the calming and medicinal image of the bonsai by mentioning that vile little prick.

12/29/2010 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Peter "Judas" Karl said...

C.A.P.S. WORKS!

Would I lie?

12/29/2010 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the fine detectives at Area 5 are not above pimping themselves out to a Scum Times reporter who has done more damage to this department than Weis ever could.

The SOS constant embellishment, the Abatte continuous replay, the bullshit pool table bar fight with about to be fired CBT traders looking for a payout, Lovey and Lovey's 2010 record making profits...al the work of one Frank Main.

And the good detectives at Area 5 are doing everything they can to make sure this reporter POS can spread his police bullshit for many years to come. But, at least they got their names and pictures in the paper, so citizens who don't know any better will think they're the shit. After all, that's why most people came on this job, isn't it? To be famous? At least, that's why the mushes came on this job and the longer I'm here, the more of them I see.

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

hopefully an increase in police fatalities conversely meant that the bad guys had a bad year as well...

12/29/2010 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It can't be stressed often enough: three rules are don't get hungry, don't get wet, don't get hurt.

Remember, the most important rule is to come home safe each night. forget the backlogs. forget riding on jobs 99. YOUR SAFETY COMES FIRST.

Happy New Year and Be Safe.

12/29/2010 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey don't worry. Once those tech-savvy coppers that know how to "reach-out" to the community because they are multilingual and know that an arrest is not always the answer all these problems will vanish.

Ask H.R. they'll tell you.

12/29/2010 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey... you guys earn your pensions as much as the taxpayers earn their social security.

The fact is they are both going down the drain. The social contract is turning into nothing but false promises.

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[...]The high-tech industry in Chicago employed 161,800 workers in 2009, ranked 7th nationwide, the most current metropolitan data available. This represents a loss of 8,200 jobs, or five percent, over the previous year. These jobs are high paying; the average tech industry worker in Chicago earned $82,500 or 64 percent more than the metropolitan area's average private sector wage.

Chicago's largest high-tech sector was computer systems design and related services, which employed 43,800 workers in 2009. Following this was telecommunications services, with 31,000 workers, and R&D and testing labs, with 23,500 workers in 2009

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chicago-totals-161800-tech-jobs-in-2009-111521789.html

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Isn't that nice...only problem is that it's all being outsource to China and India.

You can say good-bye to that tax revenue that pays your salary and funds your pensions.

Does that sound like "the sky is falling" that some will use to ridicule to this post. Well check this fact my friends...

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[...] Earlier this year, about 76 percent of the jobs added by the private sector paid less than $15 per hour, Bernhardt wrote in a report. In contrast, nearly half the jobs lost in 2008-09 paid more than $17.43 per hour.

[...]In October, there were 3.4 million job openings, roughly one job for every 4.4 unemployed workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To see a rapid decline in the unemployment rate, Swonk said companies would need to hire more than 500,000 people a month — a big jump from the 39,000 jobs added in November.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/jobs/ct-biz-1229-outlook-employment-20101229,0,6429492.story

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The point being the media has people fixated on job numbers and not what type of jobs are replacing the ones that were lost.

We're not going to support the status quo with a city employed with part-time temporary WalMart-like workers and Mickey Mac burger flippers.

15~20 percent wage cuts, sometimes much more. Home values trashed by the investment banks with their scams and Washington's blessing. Where's the tax revenue going to come from? We gonna raise the red light camera fines, the parking ticket fines, the parking meter rates, fine more reasons to tow tax paying citizens vehicles just trying to get by to raise more money. This is b.s.

The taxpayers have just about had it.

Yeah, you guys deserve what was promised and so does every single working taxpayer. Do you think we'll get it?

12/29/2010 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Chicago Breaking News:
"Mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun today called for Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis to be replaced... Braun said Weis hasn't connected with the rank-and-file, a situation that has led to poor morale...Braun said she is the sister of an active office and is from a police family...."


"office"...nice touch

12/29/2010 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Rosco said...

Shooting deaths are down across the country because E.R. medical care is far better now than 30 years ago.

12/29/2010 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, don't forget us rich coppers don't need 60% of our social security,which alot of us have earned!!!

12/29/2010 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading the numbers, it looks like the most obvious word of advice is that more ticket writing equals more officer deaths.

Given the recession, one understands a push for tickets, but it comes at another cost...

12/29/2010 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.

Seeing how 42 short is so dead set against the legislation regarding our pension fund. Noticing how nervous he is of a forensic audit of the city budget, kinda makes me believe there should be the same kind of audit regarding our pension fund.

Is there a way me as a private citizen, the FOP, or us Police officers have in requesting the US Attorney or the Illinois Attorney General conduct a forensic audit regarding the criminal way the fund has not been funded by the city and the shenanigans of the mayor's relatives in accessing loans that had detrimental consequences to our pension fund.

a

12/29/2010 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet not even our Superintendent is behind us. Be safe, he is almost out of a job boys & girls.

Maybe our next contract we can get a respectable raise.

12/29/2010 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

I am utterly perplexed about the least evil of the ten mayoral candidates, one of whom will succeed the corrupt, Stuttering Prick. However a mild shout-out to Carole Moseley Braun for publicly declaring that the metastasizing morale cancer known as J-Fled will be history if she is elected.

What say the other nine candidates? No waffling bullshit! Categorical and unequivocal public responses about the fate of the clueless, lying coward J-Fled and CPD/CFD pensions. We're listening with baited breath.

Talk about gerrymandering. One guess as to my U.S. representative in Lincoln Park (7th Congressional District). Take your bass voice pitch and do Barry White makeovers, you phony, "transparent" racist piece of shit.

By the way, with great enthusiasm, I herein endorse Michael Shields as the next president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7.
Be advised that "anonymous" dissenters will be among "the usual suspects".

12/29/2010 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"I listened to talk radio this morning on WLS the topic of Govt Pensions came up. The overall opinion of the public callers was 'they have been living high off the hog so they should take a cut', we don't get 70-80% of our salaries why should they."


Wow. There are still people dumb enough out there that actually believe that we don't earn that pension every day, oftentimes with our blood?

What has happened to our society?

12/29/2010 12:56:00 AM


The believe the crap the likes of politicians like daley feed them.

Now excuse me while I finish my reheated pizza for dinner and sit down to decide which bills don't get paid till January. Living high on the hog like I do means having to make choices, pay the dentist or the doctor, oh, and I must put some more $$ away for the next real estate tax bill.

And don't get too cozy with that 2% raise coming on the Jan 16 paycheck, it is going to go right to Gov Quinn in increased Illinois Income Tax.

Oh dear, cut me another piece of that there hog, a high piece please...

12/29/2010 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:

Yee-fucking-HA!

http://www.suntimes.com/3066589-423/clements-funches-judge-prison-dog.html

Good for him. That kid was a punk just like all the other punks that have no respect for anything or anyone.

---not a cop

12/29/2010 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what happens when there is a lack of leadership (political and Command Staff) and your enemy doesnt fear you.

12/29/2010 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What has happened to our society?

12/29/2010 12:56:00 AM"


not enough true hardships.

12/29/2010 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Better out than in.. "

OT: Danny Davis on a telephone interview with WGN radio talks about how he would re-allocate resources because some things can be done by others that do not have to be sworn officers...and then...and then...

You hear a toilet flushing over the phone..

the clip is here >>

http://www.mediaite.com/online/rahm-emmanuels-opponent-flushes-toilet-during-radio-interview/

12/29/2010 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys, let's be honest, it's not cops and fire fighters' pensions people are pissed about, although we are lumped in with all government pensions. It the politicians and such who end up with multiple pensions from multiple jobs in various government entities. It's stuff like the gold braid pension - most believe you are entitled to your civil service rank pension. We - that is our unions - need to start using the media more and educating people that we are really on their side. We all want to be treated fairly. And we police and firemen have not. The city and state has for years ignored their responsibility to fund our pension plans and that disregard is what is causing a majority of the problems today.

12/29/2010 07:55:00 AM

Skinny Sheahan comes to mind.

12/29/2010 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get a load of this shit:



http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/12/public-safety-overhaul-looms-for-next-mayor.html

12/29/2010 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Teen Charged In Murder Of Off-Duty Chicago Cop

12/29/2010 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, with great enthusiasm, I herein endorse Michael Shields as the next president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7.
Be advised that "anonymous" dissenters will be among "the usual suspects".

12/29/2010 04:40:00 PM

Agreed on Sheilds and I'll vote for anyone who gets rid of Jag Fed and calls for an investigation into the losses the city pension funds took.

12/29/2010 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I listened to talk radio this morning on WLS the topic of Govt Pensions came up. The overall opinion of the public callers was 'they have been living high off the hog so they should take a cut', we don't get 70-80% of our salaries why should they."\

this is why

In the U.S., non-police males have a life-expectancy of 73 years. Policemen in the U.S. have a life expectancy of 53-66 years

12/29/2010 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's gonna be some kind of summer me thinks.

OT: Last police agent in Mexican town kidnapped, Chihuahua state official says

via cnn

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The last remaining police agent in Guadalupe, Mexico, was kidnapped last week, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state attorney general's office said.

Authorities are trying to find Ericka Gandara, who was kidnapped from her home in Guadalupe around 6 a.m. on Thursday, Chihuahua attorney general’s office spokesman Arturo Sandoval said.

Her family did not file a missing-person report, but authorities learned of her disappearance from friends.

The town of Guadalupe is on the outskirts of Juarez, a city in and around which two cartels have been engaged in a violent turf war since 2008.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/29/female-police-agent-kidnapped-in-mexico/

12/29/2010 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I listened to talk radio this morning on WLS the topic of Govt Pensions came up. The overall opinion of the public callers was 'they have been living high off the hog so they should take a cut', we don't get 70-80% of our salaries why should they."


Wow. There are still people dumb enough out there that actually believe that we don't earn that pension every day, oftentimes with our blood?

What has happened to our society?

More importantly, most of these a-holes don't understand that we PAY into our pension. Its not given to us.

12/29/2010 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S.: With the new year almost upon us, I would be remiss if I didn't convey my heartfelt contempt to a certain lying, cowardly, psychopathic rat cocksucker before he boards a one-way flight out of O'Hare never to return. Leave our proud uniform behind, punk.

12/29/2010 12:05:00 PM

Sounds like a good idea for a fundraiser when J-Fled leaves. He leaves the uniform and we auction it off for the Police Memorial.

It can be like Bartman's baseball in a "lifting the curse" kind of way!

12/29/2010 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NORTHSIDE AND BOX CHEVY PHANTOM ROCK!

12/29/2010 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rosco said...

Shooting deaths are down across the country because E.R. medical care is far better now than 30 years ago.

12/29/2010 03:18:00 PM


I've heard that crap a lot. 30 years ago was 1980, do you think that was in the primitive dark ages? They had heart transplants, bypass machines, trauma centers, doctors, nurses etc. Even computers!

The difference due to ER changes is not that great.

12/29/2010 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic....Hey SCC check out the infamous Commander of 011 Penny Trahanas giving her wondering Sunday morning sermon. Priceless. This is our leadership. No wonder she had PO's sitting on street corners for prayer vigils.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXwo4bQHeZ8

12/29/2010 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it ironic that the two most bloody districts have the biggest assholes for commanders? Trahanas and Carothers shouldn't even be on the job.

12/29/2010 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a "Thank you" for asking if I needed back-up on a traffic stop tonight on 56th and South Central from the ODPO in the Black Jeep Wrangler we are all "Brothers in Blue"!

12/29/2010 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
hopefully an increase in police fatalities conversely meant that the bad guys had a bad year as well...

12/29/2010 12:49:00 PM

How many shithead killed trying to attack the Police this year ?

12/29/2010 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"WHY WASN'T THIS ON THE NEWS last night ???"

Because the media believe that people are too stupid to appreciate news unless there's a Chicago connection.

Maybe they're right.

12/30/2010 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yeah, you guys deserve what was promised and so does every single working taxpayer. Do you think we'll get it?"

Not if we don't all band together and show the politicians that we're serious. Tell your friends & family to stop voting the status quo, to demand better of those who claim to represent us. Make THEM collect their pensions via Social security, just like you. The last election showed that we weren't screwing around, but we must keep that momentum for the next election.

That, or revolution. Seriously.

12/30/2010 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do you think we'll get it?

12/29/2010 02:39:00 PM"



on;y if we tale it back.

12/30/2010 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a

12/29/2010 03:54:00 PM"



you can request it.

just don't hold your breath, not for a second, waiting for a response.

12/30/2010 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Go figure. The kinder we are the more they fuck with us.

12/29/2010 11:10:00 AM"



that's why at zoos there's a sign that says 'Please Don't Pet The Animals'.

12/30/2010 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD last had an officer killed in the line of duty in August 2009. None in 2010.

New York population is around 8.4 million.

New York does not have jody p weis trumpeting 24 straight months of reduced crime in almost all categories, except officers killed.

No, NYPD has a real police officer as the top boss, Raymond Kelly.

We have richard m daley here, slinking away with his tail between his legs like a dog who just pissed on the living room rug and got caught.

12/30/2010 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post exemplifies the reason Chicago has such an honorable turn out in Washington DC annually at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in May.
We do our part to, "Honor Our Fallen."
While it's understood that family, time and budget constraints may preclude your attendance in the past, perhaps 2011 may be the year you can afford to attend. Join your CPD brothers and sisters in assuring the families that lost loved ones this year that we... "Will Never Let Them Walk Alone."
Please attend or promote this worthwhile tradition.
Make your reservations now if you are considering attending.
If you can't make it for any host of reasons, kindly keep all our departed brothers and sisters in your hearts, thoughts and prayers.

12/30/2010 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic....Hey SCC check out the infamous Commander of 011 Penny Trahanas giving her wondering Sunday morning sermon. Priceless. This is our leadership. No wonder she had PO's sitting on street corners for prayer vigils.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXwo4bQHeZ8

12/29/2010 11:16:00 PM
OMG I feel sorry for all you coppers that have this clown as a commander! The rev she works for though must have lots of power to scare the j-fled guy! What an asshole loud mouth faker!!

12/30/2010 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXwo4bQHeZ8

The Best

12/30/2010 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Box Chevy Phantom:

J-FLED aka "MAYNARD THUMBTWANGER" and "the live-in hotel dick at the Zanzibar" (hourly rates). ROFLMAO.

You owe me a dry keyboard. Do stand-up at Zanies. You will bring the house down.

Northside:

Next time, tell us how you REALLY feel.

You 2 are hilarious and right on. Mike Shields has got my vote.

12/30/2010 12:45:00 PM  

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