Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CAPS Vampire Rises from the Ashes

  • Charter schools for dropouts and a “leadership academy” for new principals. An Office of New Americans to support immigrants. Bus rapid-transit lanes, protected bike lanes and designated streets open on weekends only to “non-motorized uses.”

    Those are just a few of the ideas packed into the 71-page transition report that will serve as a “scorecard” for Chicagoans to judge their new mayor — and for Rahm Emanuel to hold his department heads’ feet to the fire.

  • The city will launch an “Open 311” system, providing an “easy and transparent way” for Chicagoans to submit and monitor their service requests on the Internet. The report also talks about establishing a “new approach” to community policing in as many as five districts without saying what that new approach would be.
We're sure it involves gobs of our money tossed at reverends with little to no accounting or tracking of results. Anyone feel like betting against us?

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Blogger Det. Shaved Longcock said...

For the 3rd time in
a week, a passenger
has attempted to
open the emergency
door on an airplane
that was in flight.
Once again an off
duty cop saved the
day.
BE ALERT ON YOUR
FLIGHTS TO D.C.
SOMETHING IS UP!

5/11/2011 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
From the FOP website today----

10-1! 10-1! 10-1! Pension Alert 05/10/11

We are urging our members to read this Illinois FOP Announcement. This announcement contains important information about how to contact your Illinois State Representative and Senator regarding legislation that would have a negative impact on Public Employee Pensions throughout Illinois.

Our members need to unite with the members of the other organizations listed in the announcement. Remember, there is strength in numbers and this is important to all members of these organizations.

Do not put this off until tomorrow! Do not let someone else pick up the ball! Do yourself and everyone else a favor. Contact your legislators, now!

5/11/2011 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The report also talks about establishing a “new approach” to community policing in as many as five districts without saying what that new approach would be.




communications between citizens and officers limited to sign language only?

5/11/2011 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 reported no one could ask 9.5 any questions about the plan, because they weren't given advance copies of it and it wasn't released online til the press conference was underway.

He is the slickest of the slick. And he isn't even sworn in yet. It's gonna be one hell of a ride.

5/11/2011 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm will just be Richie Daley Part 2. The more things change the more they stay the same.

5/11/2011 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous A Disgruntled Taxpayer, said...

C....Cash
A....And
P....Property
S....Scam


You said it, SCC. "gobs of our money tossed at reverends with little to no accounting or tracking of results"

Million$ and million$ vanishing into thin air. CAPS appreciation dinners at McCormack Place, CAPS picnics, door and raffle prizes and cases of pop and snacks at CAPS meetings for every police beat in the City.

I know... lets fund the police pension fund instead! What? We're making too much money already?

GFY! I'm soooo tired of these freakin liberals who just want to give everything away to people who haven't EARNED it!

5/11/2011 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw the dropouts, how about a few "Charter schools" that only accept the best and brightest, regardless of their race?!?!?

5/11/2011 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

Most (if not all) of these ideas are useless and a big waste of money. :(

5/11/2011 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of CAPS, how about the officer from
018 who puts himself in for honorable mentions when the store observes the illegal activity, detains the offender, then calls CPD and this guy tells the Sgt. to put him in for an honorable mention? No shame!!!

5/11/2011 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With this an his office of immigration to help "immigrants" (ILLEGALS) get more from free shit from us the taxpayers! How about remaking the dream act and use the taxpayers "DREAM" to send them all back to save us some much needed funds!

5/11/2011 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who wrote this plan?

5/11/2011 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emanuel names City Hall insider Theresa Mintle his chief of staff
Posted by Greg H. at 5/11/2011 4:00 AM CDT on Chicago Business

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has decided to name a City Hall and Chicago government insider — and a distant relative of outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley — to be his chief of staff.

In a somewhat surprising decision to be formally announced later this morning, Theresa Mintle, now chief of staff to CTA Chairman Terry Peterson, will become the chief aide to Mr. Emanuel.

As chief of staff, Ms. Mintle, 46, will be the person in operational control of city government. That includes keeping the decisions and the paperwork flowing, much like Mr. Emanuel did as chief of staff to President Barack Obama.

While Mr. Emanuel is new to city government, Ms. Mintle has spent the bulk of her career working in that field.

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Same old, same old. Yawn. Wake me up in two years when I can retire.

5/11/2011 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we need charter schools for dropouts? Why not work on keeping them in the first damn school? If they didn't go to one high school, what makes you think they'll go to another?

Liberals are ignorant as can be.

5/11/2011 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is already just shuffling Daley's staff. Be prepared for more loobermans.

5/11/2011 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there was no immigration from 1920 -1965

in 1965 the floodgates opened, thanks in large part ot Ted Kennedy (good riddance Ted)

now America is the flophouse of the world w/ diversity quickly balkanizing the populace ...

5/11/2011 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Peter "Judas" Karl said...

C.A.P.S. WORKS!

5/11/2011 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, save me from reading the report. Where does the new Public Safety Director fit in the plan? 10 years of service, then cooking school comes back as ADS? Explain.

5/11/2011 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emanuel's CHICAGO 2011 TRANSITION PLAN


Michael Pfleger is part of the Public Safety Transition Committee, as are Harvey Radney and Cortez Trotter! The circus changes, but the clowns remain the same.


Interesting note: "In Chicago, just 4% of government employees generate more than 60% of the City’s health care costs."


"The administration will continuously work to promote stricter gun laws at the state and federal levels."

Wow. They never learn. Laws alone don't protect anyone. Lots of talk about "gun violence". Apparently human beings are only VICTIMS in this type of violence, they're not OFFENDERS.



"The new approach to CAPS will be piloted in two to five districts."

Again, they never learn.


"Hundreds more police officers will be actively working on beat patrol, and not behind desks. Administrative efficiency will be dramatically improved."

You can do it fast...you can do it cheap...you can do it right.....But you only get to pick two.


"How will we do this? By removing extra management layers, by enforcing stricter oversight of medical leave and limited duty, by reestablishing a robust police cadet program, and by eliminating unnecessary processes and paperwork..."


https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/89709/chicago-2011-transition-plan.pdf

5/11/2011 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Shaved - the doors won't open in flight. while I commend the off duty PO for stopping this, the passenger doesn't have a chance anyway. The doors open inward first (whole door moves in, breaking the seal), then swing out. When the cabin is pressurized (which is basically any time except for right at takeoff and landing), the pressure difference keeps the door from moving inward.

5/11/2011 08:22:00 AM  
Blogger dhabetler said...

caps, the ultimate bureaucratic boondoggle---- same beefers every month complaining about the junk trucks and pepe's loud muffler that sets off all the car alarms when he drives by---- caps is run by political hacks who never rode in a beat car and never did shit on this job except duck and hide....

5/11/2011 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the guy from 018 the same one who chases the sergeant around asking for Honorable Mentions and DCs?

5/11/2011 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Sheeeiiit...

Is Mr./Rever-rear end (charles victor lincoln) Bow Tie going to be involved again somehow?

CAPS was nothing but a tool to allow money laundering, dope running, tax evading make believe clergy to to destroy CPD by allowing them to influence operations and policy while giving them a means to plant their incompetent merit picks as moles to ferret out information.

To wit:
People being snagged on the wires talking about freely moving dope and guns because CAPS enabled them to pimp-walk CPD to a stand-still as far as the ability to investigate their asses because Mr./Rever-rear end Bow Tie (that piece of shit) has the mayor's ear and if they WERE being monitored, (and they knew they were but fuck the Police) everything was in place to ensure that any agitation for further investigation would be quashed by the Department hierarchy.

It was shit like this that put our eyes out about anything being done as far as The Police being able to SERIOUSLY put a mean hurt on street crime in Chicago.

It will never happen.

It will never be allowed to happen.

The shorties getting popped off on the streets and other attendant mayhem is just part of the built in cost of the unholy alliance of politicians, (mayors & alderfools) money laundering make-believe clergy, local media running a campaign of misdirection and propaganda and federal law enforcement being infiltrated and compromised.

Innocents and Policemen being killed in this foolishness are collateral costs the powers that be are willing to pay to maintain the status quo. They are successful because they've gone all out to convince the public that The Police are actually the enemy instead of these fools committing the murder and mayhem.

CAPS is window dressing and an artifice designed to give people who have no damned business, major input in walking this Department to a stand-still.

Why kiss your wife and kids then give a rapist the keys to your house?

That's really all CAPS is...

We're still reaping the sad and sorry-assed fall-out of that experiment gone awry known as CAPS because there was not ONE fully formed, fully functioning adult in a position of good enough authority, who was possessed of good enough common sense to draw a damned line and say "NO!"

"Together We Can (Fuck CPD up beyond anyone's hope and dream of salvaging and recognition)"

The Police should only be hunting and imprisoning criminals to maintain peace and public order. Knocking them out if they get stupid and killing them if they resort to armed stupidity.

(Just be sure to do it politely, professionally and for chrissakes smile! The public shouldn't have a problem since the perception is that the Policeman is irate and ill tempered for no good reason at all)

Everything else, for the most part, is a social service function.

5/11/2011 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madigan and Republican Tom Cross are today stating they are gonna work together to go after pension benefits of current employee's.

5/11/2011 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9.5 and G-MACK. I think we are in for one helluva bumpy ride!

5/11/2011 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Mikey C. said...

I'm always looking at the blue line and publis safety recruitment.....I'm going to start applying this month. Fuck this department! I'll have 6 years soon, and all I ever wanted to be was the working police in the city. They can keep this shit hole now.

It's a city filled with criminals and people with their head in the clouds!

5/11/2011 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of CAPS, how about the officer from
018 who puts himself in for honorable mentions when the store observes the illegal activity, detains the offender, then calls CPD and this guy tells the Sgt. to put him in for an honorable mention? No shame!!!
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It's just a job. Games like that are often part of any job. You want to get ahead, you have to play the game.

If you refuse to play the game, you won't get ahead.

Even if you deserve to get ahead, you have to play the game to do so. Just the way it works.

5/11/2011 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous FOP House Mouse said...

To the FOP Website----
Mike Shields need to get rid of lying lips Donahue, Dougggerty & arrogant Aguilar. I heard from a reliable sourch they are setting him up for a huge embarrassment for actions they did years ago. If Mike does not remove them, his first term presidency will fail and his career will suffer a blow.

5/11/2011 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the job, we sacrifice our lives, our families and now our pensions... Some of us even sacrifice our integrity... Watch for one of Daley's guys who has a physical relationship with the City Treasurer and a blessing from Hilliard to become the new Cmdr. of Rahm's World.

5/11/2011 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, everything for the non-taxpayers and the middle class gets the shaft.

5/11/2011 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WRT: "Broken Windows" criminology.

Broken Windows is suppose to enforce the concept that illegal activity will not be tolerated and that by sweating the "small stuff" it creates an environment that reduces the larger crimes.

Therefore I suggest we begin with Illegal immigration as it sets the mindset that our laws are a joke and we don't mean it.

In fact does it not lead to an entire series of illegal activities. Driving without a license, social security fraud, ID fraud, tax fraud, drug sales and the creation of an underground economy from all of the above.

If the political apparatus in Chicago and in Washington were serious about "Broken Windows" methods the borders should be locked down, the illegals deported. The law is the law.

Furthermore the illegals immigrants are exploited by the businesses and corporations which further undermines the economy.

So start with the illegal immigrants. They leaders keep allowing these people in faster than we can lock them up.

Change the law if the majority don't like it. Don't ignore the law.

5/11/2011 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to cutting the number of Alderman? We still can't afford them all and their 24/7 security details and luxury cars and drivers.

They city is broke, the state is broke. Both are surviving on credit cards hoping some act of God will bail them out.

5/11/2011 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.:
Does anyone else find it awfully ironic that Rahm is curtailing aldermanic commitee's and saving approximately $400K. ? It's ironic because King Ritchie is demanding 2 city cars and 5 or 6 butlers, I mean bodyguards, in his retirement. All at the taxpayers expense. The total bill for that would conservatively be 600-700K a year. So much for shared sacrifice and trimming the budget huh Rahm?

5/11/2011 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More bullshit fuck caps,more coppers on the street! abolish tru and the joke msf,put them all back in districts,bolster manpower make the commander responsible that would be "change we could believe in"!

5/11/2011 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the FOP website today----

10-1! 10-1! 10-1! Pension Alert 05/10/11

... Our members need to unite with the members of the other organizations ...

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So let me get this right...

You want us (Chicago Police Officers) to partner with socialists, anarchists and mobsters. The very people who threw bags of human waste at police officers in the 60's and 70's.
You want me to join the very people who enjoy exorbitant retirement benefits that were, in fact, pay offs from politicians who revived campaign contributions from the unions representing these groups.
The same politicians who misused our pension funds. The same politicians we had to fight tooth and nail to get a living wage and a few worker rights from. The same politicians who held on to their contributions to the pension fund until a retirees own contributions ran out and now that the city's bill has come due they don't want to pay for it.
The same politicians who used our pension funds to reward politically appointed cronies with the Brass Hat Rule.

You want me to join the very groups and unions that are the reason this issue is an issue. We aren't over paid, over pensioned or over protected but these union workers are and now you want Police Officers to appear guilty by association.

I was an active participant of bringing the FOP to represent Chicago Police Officers. In doing so we risked personal threats from those unions as well as threats from management for pushing for our own "limited" version of collective bargaining. When the time came to vote, the Teamsters and the AFLCIO were on the ballot along with the FOP. We supported the FOP because it was not affiliated with those groups, because it was independent of them, because it was not connected with gangsters, socialists or anarchists and because the FOP would owe them nothing. The FOP was then and still should be Police Officers representing Police Officers.

We have our own story and our own issues. Our (CPD) issues have nothing to do with the issues of these groups.

Over the years, when we went through many work related issues with city hall, these groups never stood beside us, they never threatened a strike on our behalf and they never marched with us. So why do they want us to stand by them now?

Because this is nothing more than a political ruse to put public safety workers on the side of those who have been gaming the system for decades.

Count me out
Lou Drakulich
CPD retired

5/11/2011 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 5/11/2011 02:33:00 AM

Doesn't anything 018 does in the Gold Coast surprise you anymore?

5/11/2011 07:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are urging our members to read this Illinois FOP Announcement. This announcement contains important information about how to contact your Illinois State Representative and Senator regarding legislation that would have a negative impact on Public Employee Pensions throughout Illinois.
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While you are at it, make sure you ask your Representatives and Senators to support Concealed Carry. You know, just in case the pension fund runs out in the next 5-10 years anyway.

5/11/2011 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Shaved - the doors won't open in flight. while I commend the off duty PO for stopping this, the passenger doesn't have a chance anyway. The doors open inward first (whole door moves in, breaking the seal), then swing out. When the cabin is pressurized (which is basically any time except for right at takeoff and landing), the pressure difference keeps the door from moving inward.

5/11/2011 08:22:00 AM

I will not take a chance. If my family is on the plane, that offender will be stopped as quickly and efficiently as possible.

5/11/2011 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Formr 018 still on the job said...

Lou Drak, good to see your still alive and in the game. You are 1000% correct in your assessment on this issue. Some guys however will sell their soul in order to get a few crumbs. Maybe they are scared or maybe they are just stupid. I don't know. But in any event, you will never see me marching with the likes of SEIU, the Teamsters or any of the other leftist groups that we fought back in the day. Can you imagine marchin g or siding with people like that?
Take care Lou. I always thought you were the best.

5/11/2011 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please stop pandering to the illegals...they are here illegally and why do we cater to their every wimper and demand? Enough already.
The fed government should crack down on each and every employer who hires these people. Start making the welfare handouts do the work the illegals do.

5/11/2011 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As chief of staff, Ms. Mintle, 46, will be the person in operational control of city government. That includes keeping the decisions and the paperwork flowing, much like Mr. Emanuel did as chief of staff to President Barack Obama.

One of the tv stations reported Ms. Mintle as a "distant cousin to Mayor Daley"....this will never end.

5/11/2011 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Felicia Davis, head of public safety who was once engaged to ernie brown, now his boss? nothing like a woman scorned.

5/12/2011 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It's a city filled with criminals and people with their head in the clouds!"

And those are just the politicians!

Most of the voters seem to have their heads up their asses, sadly.

5/12/2011 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over the years, when we went through many work related issues with city hall, these groups never stood beside us, they never threatened a strike on our behalf and they never marched with us. So why do they want us to stand by them now?

Because this is nothing more than a political ruse to put public safety workers on the side of those who have been gaming the system for decades.


great point

5/12/2011 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there was no immigration from 1920 -1965

in 1965 the floodgates opened, thanks in large part ot Ted Kennedy (good riddance Ted)

now America is the flophouse of the world w/ diversity quickly balkanizing the populace ...

5/11/2011 07:49:00 AM

No immigration from 1920-1965? So, my whole family, on BOTH sides, never really came here, never became citizens and I am a figment of my own imagination. Cool.

5/12/2011 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Only Mama Knows said...

Regarding 6:38pm Lou Drakulich CPD retired.
AMEN brother. These pathetic pieces of pond scum are NOT the kind we should JOIN with. They are the same ones under George Soros and Peter Lewis (Ultra Rich leftist communist Billionaires) that "stage" the "immigrant" (aka illegal aliens) marches and the past "I hate George Bush" marches that did nothing but tie up traffic.
FOP I told you in person not to fall for this and here you are doing something so stupid that I question your competency.

5/12/2011 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been involved in CAPS for 13 years. I'm not a P.O. I hope we go back to the model of Neighborhood relations, from 20 - 30 years ago. CAPS is a green teat that attracts the worst our neighborhood has to ofer, all looking for money for pet projects. Off. Friendly and the Neighborhood relations Sgt. were more useful.

5/12/2011 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm will just be Richie Daley Part 2.
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What exactly did you think was going to happen?

Rahm is just the next generation of the same set of crooks that have been running Chicago since the late 1800s.

5/12/2011 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the 3rd time in
a week, a passenger
has attempted to
open the emergency
door on an airplane
that was in flight.
Once again an off
duty cop saved the
day.
BE ALERT ON YOUR
FLIGHTS TO D.C.
SOMETHING IS UP!
------------------------
I thought this issue had been dealt with several years ago by securing the doors so they can't open in flight.

5/12/2011 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there was no immigration from 1920 -1965

in 1965 the floodgates opened, thanks in large part ot Ted Kennedy (good riddance Ted)

now America is the flophouse of the world w/ diversity quickly balkanizing the populace ...

5/11/2011 07:49:00 AM

You're soft. My grandparents came over, legally, during that time and got their citizenship, too.

No immigration from 1920 to 1965? Uh, yeah, right.

5/13/2011 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make the aldercreatures the ones to perform all CAPS services. They've got huge budgets and salaries, and concealed carry permits, let them earn that cash.

not a cop

5/14/2011 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're soft. My grandparents came over, legally, during that time and got their citizenship, too.

No immigration from 1920 to 1965? Uh, yeah, right.

5/13/2011 03:59:00 PM




give him a break, he's only twee and a half years old.

5/14/2011 04:41:00 PM  

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