Thursday, May 26, 2011

Flash Mob Crack Down

  • Acting Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday he may follow Philadelphia’s lead when it comes to the text-messaging, shoplifting “flash mobs” now terrorizing the Michigan Avenue shopping district.

    After eight days on the job, McCarthy has his hands full redeploying police resources to combat the traditional summer crime surge.

    But, he’s also following through on a promise to “sweat the small stuff” — by cracking down on quality-of-life complaints that tear down neighborhoods and frighten residents and businesses.

    Juvenile flash mobs fall into that category.

Almost two years of silence by the media and now it's "flash mobs terrorizing" the downtown area. Hilarious.

Anyway, the plan involves breaking up groups of "people" prior to their being able to coordinate their thievery. We aren't sure as to the methods behind "breaking up" these groups, but we'll be interested to see what the new policy is.

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78 Comments:

Anonymous Mark My Words, said...

I can see it now...

"I gots my rights!"

"You can't make me leave from a public street."


WTF?

5/26/2011 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the city admitting there is a problem with flash mobs is a great start.

5/26/2011 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope it dosent involve violating anyones civil rights....

5/26/2011 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure COPWATCH will have a field day with this one!

5/26/2011 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they can re-redeploy the MSF & TRU officers they have redeployed in the ghetto districts to the downtown districts. I guess to Rahm that would be the full payment on his down payment.

5/26/2011 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a "Flash Mob Loitering Ordinance"?

5/26/2011 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ACLU is probably salivating, waiting for the printed order to be issued.

5/26/2011 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for it, everyone knows that a pack of shitheads on Michigan isn't up to any good. But, the $247,000 question is, how do you defend it in court without giving your house to some shithead?

5/26/2011 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LAPD Here.

This hasn't really hit us here on the W/Coast yet, but I've been watching the mid-west and east coast (Drudge just did a story on a flash mob in NYC yesterday) to watch this trend evolve.

Nab one of the suspects on scene and squeeze them for info on the bigger fish. Trace their email or Twitter back to the source, whomever is directing this.

Go after them. Do a few perp walks in front of the cameras once they are in custody and let it be known that anyone directing or participating in this nonsense goes to prison, not jail, PRISON.

Aiding/ abetting/ advising/ conspiring in the commission of a felony or misdemeanor is a felony here in CA. I am assuming IL probably has the same law on the books there too.

This is how Vince Bugliosi (LA County DA) and we did Manson back in the 70's even though Manson wasn't on the scene of the Tate-Labianca murders. Because Manson advised and directed he was bought and paid for after we got the hooks on him.

Make some examples out of these assholes that Chicago PD is going to reach out and touch their asses, and word will get out not to fuck around like this in Chicago. Right now the directors are hiding behind Twitter or email or Faceplant or whatever it's called and the foot soldiers are trying to hide in the crowd.

Single them out and make examples out of them. It won't look so much fun then.

5/26/2011 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like we went from J-Fled to G-Fool

5/26/2011 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make the mag mile and State/Chicago hot spots to enable dispersals for a few periods. Problem reference: thefts/robberies by large groups of youths. Heck, there are problem references for quality of life (homeless)... im sure they can come up with something with a little help from the law unit if people want to avoid the civil rights issue. They can also keep the ppo's down there on every corner and open up th OT like they did for North Avenue beach and have Po's up and down Michigan ave for heavy police presence. Plenty of ways to attack the flash mobs.

5/26/2011 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no more dancing

5/26/2011 03:01:00 AM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

(1). School is out for the summer very soon.

(2). The flash mobsters know they have a good thing going. Even if they are arrested, it's slap on the wrist for punishment. And this is a recipe for disaster for Chicago.

Chicago tourism brings in a lot of money to our city. If Chicago doesn't reign this in and an out of town tourist gets severely injured or killed, this town's tourism will shut down.

I hope McCarthy's plan works. If it doesn't, Chicago is doomed.

5/26/2011 04:25:00 AM  
Blogger Grim said...

Wait, the media does not report on flash mobs?

5/26/2011 04:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It only took the mainstream media what, two years to notice? This has been widely reported ON THIS BLOG for a long time. No mention till this year on ch 2, 5, 7, 9 or Fox. Also Sun-Times and Tribune.

Were they blind to this problem? They seem to get wind of any misbehavior by police awful fast.

5/26/2011 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One would think it would not be all that hard to trace these messages, seeing as they leave an electronic trail and go after the people organizing these events.

5/26/2011 06:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost two years of silence by the media and now it's "flash mobs terrorizing" the downtown area. Hilarious.

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They were 'silenced' by the mental midget formerly of the 5th fl at City Hall who was more concerned about "offending" the Make Believe reverends & the people who produced these thugs, at the expense of taxpayers safety. Votes from the jungle are votes that kept (keep) the "machine" operating.

5/26/2011 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing, SCC. I was shocked at the word "terrorizing"....like going from 0-90 mph. The MSM must have gotten the editorial approval from the ballerino!

5/26/2011 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saturday evening my husband and I passed by the famous Mcdonalds on Chicago Ave. where "teens" had previously rioted and shut down the business for hours. Outside we saw at least 10 police officers looking on...perhaps anticipating a repeat performance? What a poor use of our officers having to guard a business from these gang bangers while never holding these thugs accountable.

In stark contrast, one block away on Tuesday evening at Holy Name Cathedral close to 200 upstanding young MEN graduated from St. Patrick high school in a touching Mass and ceremony. At the conclusion the Shannon Rovers led these well behaved and deservedly proud students out onto State Street playing their school song. The men in blue shut down the street for the boys to celebrate with their families for a brief time.

Thank you officers for your help!

One block distance between these young people's need for police, but a world apart.

5/26/2011 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ACLU is going to enjoy this.

5/26/2011 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to right to assemble, racial profiling, etc. Sounds like a mess waiting to happen

5/26/2011 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since they don't live down there and probably take the train or bus to get there, have mass transit actually do something and look for groups prior to getting downtown.

5/26/2011 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder which 'News Personality' or 'News Personality Family Member' got caught up in the middle of one of these Flash Mobs?

5/26/2011 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of the Lts. from MSF went to a district and both Cmdrs. (MSF and TRU) are keeping their titles -- GMAC you're sending the wrong message.

5/26/2011 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow mcpuppet is on the cutting edge of policing with micro management...

5/26/2011 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the city admitting there is a problem with flash mobs is a great start.

Absolutely. Hopefully he'll get a solid, effective plan that will actually make a difference. Until then, I remain skeptical.

5/26/2011 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crack down with what manpower. Another joke statement to the public. Don't worry and everyone hopes the problem goes away.

5/26/2011 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of keeping them OUT, lock them IN. Put the responsibility on the merchant like a currency exchange.

5/26/2011 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LAPD Here.

This hasn't really hit us here on the W/Coast yet, but I've been watching the mid-west and east coast (Drudge just did a story on a flash mob in NYC yesterday) to watch this trend evolve.

Nab one of the suspects on scene and squeeze them for info on the bigger fish. Trace their email or Twitter back to the source, whomever is directing this.

Go after them. Do a few perp walks in front of the cameras once they are in custody and let it be known that anyone directing or participating in this nonsense goes to prison, not jail, PRISON.

Aiding/ abetting/ advising/ conspiring in the commission of a felony or misdemeanor is a felony here in CA. I am assuming IL probably has the same law on the books there too.

This is how Vince Bugliosi (LA County DA) and we did Manson back in the 70's even though Manson wasn't on the scene of the Tate-Labianca murders. Because Manson advised and directed he was bought and paid for after we got the hooks on him.

Make some examples out of these assholes that Chicago PD is going to reach out and touch their asses, and word will get out not to fuck around like this in Chicago. Right now the directors are hiding behind Twitter or email or Faceplant or whatever it's called and the foot soldiers are trying to hide in the crowd.

Single them out and make examples out of them. It won't look so much fun then.

5/26/2011 12:51:00 AM

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This above post IS the answer

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

5/26/2011 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th dist King said...

Who cares. I gotta take my personal lunch and can I get an event number for my abandoned.building check.

Some boss is gonna order you to go disperse a crowd of African Americans. Then they will sue you and you will get screwed. Get me an event number please.

5/26/2011 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

Anonymous said...
LAPD Here.
" ... Go after them. Do a few perp walks in front of the cameras once they are in custody and let it be known that anyone directing or participating in this nonsense goes to prison, not jail, PRISON..."
5/26/2011 12:51:00 AM

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Point taken, LAPD, but you are OBVIOUSLY talking about REAL society and apparently are unaware of Chicago politics.

Here, they don't want the little darlings going to PRISON.
Here we have PROBATION.
Here we have NO PROBABLE CAUSE.
Here we have SUSPENDED SENTENCES.
Here we have RELEASED TO PARENTS.
Here we have INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE.
Here we have STATION ADJUSTMENTS
Here we have RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGING.
Here we have ANY EXCUSE TO NOT DO A THING.

Years ago, this was a proud and accomplished police department, but two decades of Daley Crime Family/ Democratic control has altered the "iron fisted" law enforcement focus into a coddling, babysitter kind of demeanor. It's rather embarrassing, quite honestly, but the judges are beholden to the politicians for being slated for re-election, so they do what they are told.

Chicago has been swirling around the toilet bowl for some time now, and with the corruption and near bankruptcy of Illinois and Cook County, it's just a matter of time before we go right down the sewer.

5/26/2011 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gmac's plan to crackdown on flash mobs is to crackdown on flash mobs.

5/26/2011 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about being able to arrest, anov these mutts for wearing their pants half of they asses.

5/26/2011 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the crystal ball unit can find out what store they will hit and have 50 PO's disguised as manequins like that episode on Andy Griffin, except once they are in the store and start their rampage the doors will be locked and they will get the beating of their lives!!!!

5/26/2011 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks new Supt INTEL 191 CDR MEAHLER COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!!!!

5/26/2011 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe this is some of the change we were promised over 2 1/2 years ago?

5/26/2011 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL DEMOCRATS ARE COMMUNISTS SAYS:

Employ the large Pepper Fog riot control agents IMMEDIATELY against the Wilding Flash Mobs, G-Mac, and after 1 or 2 times there will be no more Flash Mobbing in Crookago. Of course, arrest them for Mob Action too..

5/26/2011 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Intel from UBL's compound showed that Chicago is still a high target for Al-Qaeda. Bring the NY 'bag inspection' to the redline and bus stops headed from michigan ave and start pinching for weapons, dope, and stolen merchandise. do this under a counter-terrorism banner so the tourists are scared. then as stated before, flip the henchmen for the directors.

5/26/2011 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If Chicago doesn't reign this in and an out of town tourist gets severely injured or killed, this town's tourism will shut down."

--5/26/2011 04:25:00 AM

Now "out of town tourist" is the trip wire. We keep drawing "lines in the sand" here, and the thugz step over each one and push us in the chest. "Now watchoo gon' do?"

An elderly woman -- a "local activist", yet -- was killed at the Fullerton "L" stop by a fleeing phone-snatcher who threw her down a flight of stairs. People have been attacked by mobs of 100, dragged off their bicycles and thrown into Lake Michigan. A drunken CITY EMPLOYEE, swigging from a bottle of brandy, just drove an official pickup truck into a downtown crowd.

Two elderly women were run down in and critically injured at a busy downtown intersection, in full view of two pod cameras, literally as Daley was making a speech about how more of these cameras were needed to "protect the elderly." No word on their condition, or on the progress of the investigation.

What ever happened to that young woman from Ireland who had her head beaten in by some crazed "homeless" repeat offender left to wander downtown, in a vicious "gimme a cigarette" attack? I think she's back in Ireland in rehabilitation, learning her name again and practicing the use of a spoon.

This is not "quality of life." This is not "small stuff."

Sit and categorize all day, then line up all the index cards and beam proudly. I thought they dumped PAU and the famous Red Stapler.

Everyone is politely ignoring the purple elephant standing in the middle of the living room. We all know what the answer is, but few have the courage to even openly say it, let alone set it into motion.

5/26/2011 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We aren't sure as to the methods behind "breaking up" these groups, but we'll be interested to see what the new policy is."

Daley will be working on this "Public Policy" quandary from his post at the University of Chicago.

There will be an endowment of a new chair -- the Bull Connor Memorial Fellowship for the Study of Urban Problems.

5/26/2011 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous anonymous said...

if he bends for revs, its game set match. he will have a title with no authority.

5/26/2011 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have noticed a few coyotes on the steps of the Art Institute....maybe a relocation of natural resources would be a good idea.... most of these offenders are scared of dogs...survival of the fittest.....GO MOTHER NATURE

5/26/2011 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get cha hands off me! My momma don't touch me na tell me what ta do, ill sue your bitch ass...

ACLU will be all over this nonsense,

And what did the Officer say, "He say move along guy's" and what happened next, we tol dat copper to F-OFF!!!!!! jesse jackson says we can bee's where we want's to be!

Finding for the defendant city to pay 5 million! Next case

5/26/2011 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The electronic messages are what they use to coordinate and organize. They are public information. Tracking them should be used to find these folks. It's a must.

5/26/2011 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the copwatch comment. I am tired of the ultralibtards doing shit like this that makes it easier for criminals to be thugs. I see anyone of them jerkoffs, filming any of the cops protecting us from the animal. Please look away and give me a headstart after I give em a good blast of o.c.

5/26/2011 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK THAT!!! Am I going to risk my job. My freedom. My finances??? HECK NO!!! It's not against the law to gather in a group of 20 or 50. Now once someone does something illegal then I will take action because the law covers me. I am not going to do anything stupid like telling a group of black kids they have to disperse from Michigan Avenue.

5/26/2011 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When McCarthy arrived in Chicago, he promised to adopt the same approach here.

“Quality of life and CompStat, I’ve learned, are the two cornerstones of crime reduction,” he said, referring to New York’s plan to hold police commanders accountable for crime in their districts.

“You sweat the small stuff to prevent the big stuff.”

I thought you CPD guys were to tough & cool to worry about small stuff.

5/26/2011 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To our (above poster) L.A. 'Brother'
What might work in LA has a snowballs chance in hell, here in Chicago.
Our State Attorney (DA in LA)is nothing more than a political hack here using that political office as a stepping stone to bigger/better personal gain.
The fact that every felony must be approved by their office tells you what we're up against here.
We DO share your 'brotherhood' in LA but the politics here in Chicago certainly separates us in the area of successful law enforcement.
Stay Safe!

5/26/2011 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

deploy msf or tru there oh wait their gone!lol

5/26/2011 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like 4 years of this micro manager, suck it up becuase i know every cop like's to be manage that way.

5/26/2011 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To LAPD:
Thanks for your input.
Remember this is Chicago - Kook County, Sillyillinois.
We embrace and celebrate our diversity and would rather drag our first responders in front of the media.
We provide unlimited resources and funding to our brothers and sisters, they are our future and it shows.
We are the orginal progressive faithbased sanctum for hundreds of thousands of voters whom benefit well from our tax dollars.
We must save the children and will set an example by indictment of any law enforcement agency that interferes with the liberties of our rascally youth.
By the way, did you happen to see the mugshots of the Green Peace maroons that climbed up a smoke stack of a power facility here in metro Chicago?
Again, thanks LAPD for visiting SCC, stay safe.

5/26/2011 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"One would think it would not be all that hard to trace these messages, seeing as they leave an electronic trail and go after the people organizing these events."

--5/26/2011 06:05:00 AM

I seem to remember reading that a mall manager in Minneapolis was hip to the Twitter spot where the mob posted, and just locked the doors when he saw that a mob was coming.

Our LAPD friend talked about "aiding and abetting;" Twitter just sold itself in public (that's how I see an "IPO"), and is "worth" billions. It'd be interesting to go after the big money.

"Terms Of Service" in most electronic services prohibit their use for criminal purposes. The lawyers could make salad out of this kind of thing. People are being hurt and killed, things are being stolen, property is being damaged.

They went after craigslist for abetting prostitution and other sex crimes, and craigslist bent.

Don't ask me "But how are you s'posed ta do that?" I dunno. I didn't invent the f__er. Twitter did. Let Twitter figure it out, in between the owners building huge mansions for themselves.

5/26/2011 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe the crystal ball unit can find out what store they will hit and have 50 PO's disguised as manequins like that episode on Andy Griffin, except once they are in the store and start their rampage the doors will be locked and they will get the beating of their lives!!!!"

--5/26/2011 10:18:00 AM

Want a real "flash mob?" Bring back the "jump-out unit" -- this time 50 guys with sticks and fire extinguisher-size OC and flex cuffs, in a, well, a vehicle allowing rapid simultaneous egress.

Fair's fair.

Two can play this game.

5/26/2011 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The trib had an article about proposed pension legislation that is being voted on. It will affect chicago/county workers in 2013 and will give us 3 options. Pay more for current pension payout, transfer into a 401 k, or take lower pension payout for current contribution.
I've remained a worker throughout all the recent BS but if this passes it will be the last day I do any proactive work.

5/26/2011 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"if [G-Mac] bends for revs, its game set match. he will have a title with no authority."

--5/26/2011 12:35:00 PM

Amen. Boy, there it is, short and sweet.

Don't ever forget that, Sir. Every other person in this city is a "reverend."

Don't let Pfleger and all the other revs make an ass out of you like they do to Cardinal George.

5/26/2011 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have noticed a few coyotes on the steps of the Art Institute....maybe a relocation of natural resources would be a good idea.... most of these offenders are scared of dogs...survival of the fittest.....GO MOTHER NATURE"

--5/26/2011 01:00:00 PM

Stop wasting funds on Daley-era planters and banners and speed bumps and fences and ridiculous archways like the "Six Corners" monument-to-nothing in front of a bunch of empty storefronts and unsalable condominiums, and you'd have money for dog food. Get some K9s down there.

DuShon don' like no po-lice dog tay his ass.

Rrr.

5/26/2011 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

How about a Pothole Crackdown? This weather has been brutal -- it is warmer in Alaska than it is in Chicago right now. Another huge temp swing is coming -- it'll be 90 Saturday.

Freeze, thaw, expand, contract -- WHAMMO! Hubcaps hanging in the trees...

Suggestion -- take the asphalt that the last insane mayor used to make bumps in the streets, and use it to fill the potholes and smooth out the streets instead.

Duh.

5/26/2011 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A real boss would have us load up with ANOV books and start slamming the working jerk, casting refuge on the public way, smoking within 15" of building entrance, seat belt checks all the stuff to target the wrong people...

CPD management is the best!

5/26/2011 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry you can trust the leadership. Like the MSF W/C's who are all still in very nice spots unlike most of us fools who were not even given the choice of returning to the District we left. What happened to we are all in this together? The Team ? Shame on all of you, none of you can ever be trusted. You are managers not leaders. How many law suits are you fighting? How much time due will you be denied? How far is your new commute to work?

5/26/2011 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The electronic messages are what they use to coordinate and organize. They are public information. Tracking them should be used to find these folks. It's a must.

TELL THAT TO THE COP HATER USELESS CMDR MEAHLER OF UNIT 191 INTEL
Yo Yo Yo!!!

5/26/2011 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Employ the large Pepper Fog riot control agents IMMEDIATELY against the Wilding Flash Mobs, G-Mac, and after 1 or 2 times there will be no more Flash Mobbing in Crookago. Of course, arrest them for Mob Action too..
5/26/2011 11:53:00 AM

Yah, that worked real well with the blanket CR number obtained 2 years after the president was elected.

5/26/2011 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm - can you go for the cell phones?

Could be stolen. Could be "cell phone guns." Could contain evidence of criminal activity. Gotta check.

No phones, no phone mob.

5/26/2011 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word is out on Twitter --

http://twitter.com/?q=CHicago+mob#!/search

5/26/2011 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know why there is an increase in rampant crime on Michigan Ave and in other areas throughout the city?

THe ordinary patrolman in any district really doesn't care anymore. He has been so demoralized or the past few years that he doesn't care anymore.

Part of the demoralization of the CPD was directly at the hands of the very exempts that are still in power. Look at the commanders and deputies and chiefs that are still in power. DTEB, Kirby, EWIII, JP, the screaming skull, the commanders of various districts, hell Henny Penny is now running around as an inspector for God's sake. These bosses were put into place by Weis and were his "yes men." They will do whatever they can to keep that gold star.

THe majority of this department's rank and file have no confidence in the department's current exempt commmand staff. So many of them lack the leadership skills that are needed to lead policemen, many are just political appointees or nominees by supposed reverneds in the community. What McCarthy should do is consolidate many of these gold star positions and eliminate most of the current command regime. They aren't coming up with new ideas, its just more of the same: shift resources, redeploying, detailing. This stuff has already been tried in the past, changing the name and doing the same thing somebody else did 5 years ago isn't coming up with a new idea. The people in the district from Captain to patrolman will work if they have real leaders to lead them. This department is sorely lacking in this arena. Too much fucking with its personnel will only breed comtempt. Look what they did to their highest ranking officer in the district any given day, the Captains. Just because they wouldn't take forced furlough days they started fucking with them, what happened? Most of them don't care what you do now they just cruise through the day. This low morale culture the CPD command staff has helped to build reaches through all ranks.

1st step at raising morale isn't screwing with POs and Sgts and sending them to a district 30 miles from their homes as DTEB and the bartender and the rest of these exempts are telling you to do. It is to evaluate the current leadership and make some major changes, and then for once hold the new bosses accountable for production and most importantly the well-being of all their subordinates.

5/26/2011 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(2). The flash mobsters know they have a good thing going. Even if they are arrested, it's slap on the wrist for punishment. And this is a recipe for disaster for Chicago.
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I believe being an organizer of a financial fraud scheme is a Class X felony, with a mandatory sentence. Hope those going after the bad guys realize this. If they are shoplifting to create a financial stockpile, I believe this would fall under the statute. Hope they know what they're doing if they start locking people up.

5/26/2011 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya'll know the revs are gonna cry "racial profiling" and the ACLU will come on board with their commie nonsense. I say about time and good luck.

re cameras: worthless pieces of shit when it comes to identifying anyone. Daley raped the city on that contract, too,.

5/26/2011 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Is Daley going to call a cab or take public transportation to that ridiculous non-city, off -duty job he landed at the University of Chicago?
-or- is he going to be using a city-owned car, city gas and city cops to take him there, wait around for him and then take him back home? (if that's the case, this is a good argument for the next person accused of using a city car and gas for personal business.)

--just axin

5/26/2011 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't worry you can trust the leadership. Like the MSF W/C's who are all still in very nice spots unlike most of us fools who were not even given the choice of returning to the District we left. What happened to we are all in this together? The Team ? Shame on all of you, none of you can ever be trusted. You are managers not leaders. How many law suits are you fighting? How much time due will you be denied? How far is your new commute to work?

5/26/2011 06:50:00 PM

I wish one of them would have said "Send me to a district with my guy's" Now you see the truth. You are on your own.

5/26/2011 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy the lawsuits hairgels...

You have got to be kidding...

Radio calls only people..

Its the only way to survive in the land of democrats...

These stores are multi million dollar operations with CEO's that makes millions of dollars a year..

Time to buck up and pay for security

They can afford a few off duty PO's at the front door...

5/26/2011 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Rich Rostrom said...

This is going to be a very difficult problem for police to solve, even with full political backing.

Criminals adapt. One adaptation is to commit only minor offenses, but in large numbers. The cost of police intervention, of arresting, prosecuting, and imprisoning for each individual offense becomes prohibitive.

That's what this flash mobbery exploits.

Also, the lenity generally granted to first offenders on minor charges. It's difficult to prove that a flash-mobber is substantively different from a one-time mope.

Just A Civilian (who wants law enforcement to stay even in the adaptive race)

5/27/2011 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more of this flash shit! Another video of this,hmm it does not look to bad here does it??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILWSp0m9G2U

5/27/2011 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about paying the guardian angels to patrol that area? Give them baseball bats maybe the mad batter patrick daley could teach them how to swing to kill these pos! Then vanecko could show his manly "push to kill" move and then use the daleys law office to get the vanecko/daley "get out of jail free" card! Change we could believe in!!

5/27/2011 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The employees of the Northwestern Chicago campus just received a crime alert email basically about this. One of the interesting sections was the following:

According to information gathered through the Chicago Police 18th District, there
have been a total of 38 incidents of robbery between February 11, 2011 and May 11,
2011 within a half-mile radius of the Chicago campus. Of the 38 incidents 26 were
strong arm robberies where no weapon was used or displayed. Thirty of the incidents
occurred between 2PM in the afternoon and 6AM the next morning.

UP has also had 21 reported incidents of auto burglary since January 1, 2011 in the
C and D parking lots used by Northwestern community members.

5/27/2011 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Criminals adapt. One adaptation is to commit only minor offenses, but in large numbers. The cost of police intervention, of arresting, prosecuting, and imprisoning for each individual offense becomes prohibitive."

--5/27/2011 12:01:00 AM

Felony theft and attempted murder -- hurling people into Lake Michigan -- are not "minor offenses," but I know what you're saying. 500 people, all wearing brand-new white T-shirts hanging out of dark pants, do have some idea of making themselves hard to identify. We've seen this at the Taste Of Chicago battles as well.

Some of this is just ridiculous -- like the looter pictured during Katrina, with a great handful of cheap, flimsy decorative women's belts, items of near-zero value or usefulness. He saw something shiny, grabbed what was in front of him and ran. It's not like these people are making careful selections during a frenzy.

5/27/2011 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"At least the city admitting there is a problem with flash mobs is a great start."

--5/26/2011 12:17:00 AM

The Problem Whose Name You Cannot Speak. "Flash mob" is a safe euphemism.

5/27/2011 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the academy has recruits that are riding around on trains and shopping on michigan avenue for 8 hour tours with officers who are not teaching class, but hidden so that they are not "forced" back to the districts. Maybe instead of shopping and hiding, they can patrol michigan avenue.

5/27/2011 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hell Henny Penny is now running around as an inspector for God's sake.


$$$$$

Actually, I heard that she has not been to the Inpection Division yet.

No one has seen her!

5/28/2011 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/26/2011 11:27:00 PM

Sorry pal....Off duty PO's should not be allowed to work security jobs in this city until they learn to pay meters and park legally.

And not interfere with other PO's that are forced to work parker details all day long in 018.

5/29/2011 02:37:00 PM  

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