Saturday, May 21, 2011

Interesting Proposal

Not exactly unique according to the article, but a new (or under-utilized) approach here for the CPD:
  • As the city struggles with a crippling budget crisis, Acting Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is proposing to set up a police foundation that would raise money from private sources to support the Chicago Police Department.

    McCarthy broached the idea Thursday during a meeting with representatives of foundations and businesses, but didn’t explicitly ask them for donations. Joyce Foundation President Ellen Alberding said she wasn’t surprised McCarthy raised the possibility during a broad discussion of police strategies. The Chicago Public Schools have a similar foundation, she said.

  • Earlier this month, McCarthy was hired from Newark where he was the police director. Before that, he was the head of crime strategy for the New York Police Department, which has been supported by a police foundation since 1971. The New York City Police Foundation bought the city’s officers their first bulletproof vests. Over the years, it has raised more than $100 million for over 400 programs, according to its website.

    “It’s critical in these times that we look for alternative funding for things that might be cut,’’ said McCarthy, who pointed to new technology as an example of something they could raise money for.

This could bridge some rather large gaps in equipment and technology issues. It may even help avoid the build-in pitfalls of "low bid contracting" that plagues so much of our secondhand and third world computers, radios and the like.

This is also interesting:
  • [...] And it enforces the department’s valuable trademarks, including the letters NYPD and the NYPD shield logo. The foundation created a licensing program for the trademarks to provide revenue for the NYPD.
Opinions?

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113 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

LICENSING the department logo for display and on retail items? Oh, great.

I can see the naming rights for the different stations coming any minute now.

Coke should jump on the bandwagon. Just think; the fifteenth district, brought to you by Coke.

The 018th District, sponsored by Macy's or Cartier?

Danley Garage can present the 016.

Some towing company can buy the naming rights to 025.

Hey, we could end up with the VD building, with a Vanecko-Daley partnership sponsoring the First District, or Headquarters.

Oh, hell no.

5/21/2011 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell or lease it all!!
Wasn't the parking meter fiasco enough of a lesson? Or the Skyway?

5/21/2011 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its great. Lets start with all the retired exempts who can give back to the city for being double and triple promoted; and those exempts who loved to give themselves yellow slips. How about it - pay it forward?

5/21/2011 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Logos, and Shields, wanna boost moral a little? How about he bring back the old looking nastalgic Stars instead of the cheap ass looking Toys R Us, Security guard stars we have now. Why were they changed in first place? Just cause it read " Patrolman"? SORRY LADIES, nothing personal. So, now our stars read "Patrol Officer", and they still can along with serial number. Give us back our old stars along with ability and power to take our streets back too.

5/21/2011 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. Shiny new toys are nice.

However every single dime that is given via charitable donations is one more dime that the political apparatus can stick into their pocket.

No-one is holding these people to their responsibilities to fund promises and honor signed agreements so let's just excuse them all from it and look the other way.

We should do the same for the criminals. When a crime is reported don't hold the person responsible for committing the crime. No, forgetaboutit.

Let's set-up crime victim charities to make donations for the victims to make them whole. Much, much better than tying up the court system and sending people to prison. That stuff cost money. Just create a charity and shift the moral responsibility to someone else so that the theft can continue unquestioned.

5/21/2011 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great idea. I hope they make it come to pass. They Must keep the alderthieves & Machine crooks far away from any funding that arrives or else it will be like all other monies entrusted to them. It'll be used for everything but funding police programs. Let me also include the bastardized "CAPS" thing. The M.B. (make believe) reverends have wasted & profited enough from such nonsense as is CAPS. It only makes the "entitled ones" feel more entitled.

5/21/2011 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smell an opportunity for the Vanecko and Daley children! They can further the clan's business interests while extending the cloak of respectability over their organized crime empire.

5/21/2011 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

LICENSING the department logo for display and on retail items? Oh, great.

I can see the naming rights for the different stations coming any minute now.

Coke should jump on the bandwagon. Just think; the fifteenth district, brought to you by Coke.

The 018th District, sponsored by Macy's or Cartier?

Danley Garage can present the 016.

Some towing company can buy the naming rights to 025.

Hey, we could end up with the VD building, with a Vanecko-Daley partnership sponsoring the First District, or Headquarters.

Oh, hell no.

5/21/2011 12:44:00 AM



How about the Downtown Flash Mob, courtesy of Facebook.

5/21/2011 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great! Our uniforms will look like NASCAR racing outfits! 16th district could have Rogaine, Pepcid, Dr. Scholls, and Viagra! Really? Are you kidding me? Just what we need. About a hundred thousand more complaints! The "good" people will go from "I pay your taxes!" To "I buy your product!"

5/21/2011 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
... Hey, we could end up with the VD building, with a Vanecko-Daley partnership sponsoring the First District, or Headquarters.

Oh, hell no.

5/21/2011 12:44:00 AM


It is not in the credo of the Daley Crime Family to give money back that has already been stolen. THAT would be downright silly!

5/21/2011 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's another revenue stream for the outfit/machine to steer money towards.

It also has the insidious appearance of "helping the policeman". I bet that every story promoting this idea will start withe "first vests for POs in New York" line.

Today, any and all moneys will be directed to connected gadget contractors.

5/21/2011 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You cannot be seen as impartial when you are being funded by the private sector. How would the police be an impartial enforcer of society's laws if the private sector is financing the police department? This is a terrible idea, typical of a shortsighted thinker who does not see the big picture. Private funds financing the police department is one step closer to privatizing the police department. All of society should be frightened by ideas like these. The police do not operate on a for profit motive, nor should they. Think about it.

5/21/2011 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been done for years with political donations to get extra police services for those making the donations.

5/21/2011 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD does that, so all the movies and TV shows have strange patches....because they don't pay the fee. The LA city seal lost trademark status years ago because of its age. Therefore its use does not require licensing. They need to change it and reapply for trademark status so they can money for its use in movies. etc.

5/21/2011 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In summary, r/o's responded to a burglary in progress, brought to you by Dunkin donuts ( America runs on dunkin')...

5/21/2011 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously; what about the issue of donors expcting/asking for/getting special treatment? Or "suggesting" to CPD how money should be spent on which programs or neighborhoods?Even if there was nothing to it in reality, the perception of many would be that it was true. I know we need money, but at what cost?

5/21/2011 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it is alot more creative, if not original, than what Illinois politicians can come up. The only thing they do is raise taxes and fees, how innovative!

5/21/2011 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the idea. Funds that can only be used for the CPD. We need new cars ASAP. New PDT, and radios. We also need all new ranges that can withstand rifle and shotgun.

Another idea, uniforms provided by the city like the fire department.

5/21/2011 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as their money is used for NOTHING other than non-essential items that would give this consortium any power over the CPD to dictate policy or threaten to take away their funding it should be OK.

Training and other bullshit spending such as propaganda units like CAPS or other crap is fine. So long as they NEVER allow these funds to pay for officer salary or special equipment that could be taken away after becoming a vital tool such as new PDTs or extra vehicles that the CPD could come to depend on.

Give NO control over any aspect of the CPD that these white collar criminals could use as leverage over the CPD to do their bidding and I'm all for it.

But this is an Emanuel stunt, nothing more. This is not a McCarthy idea, he's only the little tool Emanuel's using to do his big corporate bidding for him.

I'll gladly take their money, and when the day comes that the phone rings with some demand or "suggestion" from these people regarding ANYTHING about deployment of items funded by them or deployment about manpower in and shape or fashion, they get a big FUCK YOU and a hang up.

5/21/2011 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was visting NY two summer ago. They had shops that sold NYPD logo merchandise,t-shirts, squad cars, hats, coffe cups, the usual. They openly sold tothe public and they were selling plenty. Why not here? In this town, if someone puts a checkerboard band on their rear view mirror, or wears a jacket with a CPD patch, someone wants to lock that citizen up. It is wrong.

5/21/2011 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor decision making model. If society cannot support us through taxation, we should not exist. This is not Thunderdome.

5/21/2011 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another idea folks, by allowing big business to fund the police department, the city is tacitly giving preference to them over the taxpayers in this city.

This could be yet another in a long line of acts allowing corporate control over the local government OVER AND POSSIBLY AGAINST the taxpayers in this city.

So to you taxpayers I ask, are you willing to give up YOUR control over your local government and it's police department to some special interest you have nothing to do with? Do you really think that when the shit hits the fan that the CPD is going to be deployed to protect YOU, or the special interest that's paying MORE for the CPD than YOU are?

Think about it, because Wisconsin's Walker has already tried to create laws allowing big business to dictate wages and pay for their own private government.

Chicago's trying to jump on the bandwagon now by giving big business their own police department through the threat of taking away their money.

5/21/2011 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous the entertainment detail said...

"The 018th District, sponsored by Macy's or Cartier?"

Try Verizon -- everybody gets there on a phone call.

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

Cline knew about this and pushed for doing it, Daley refused. They must have a mechanism in mind now to funnel the money to the right vendors.

5/21/2011 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about fixing some of the things that shouldn't cost any money? Why is it that you can't do an arrest report when doing automated case reporting? We used to be able to and this saved time. This has been an issue for almost a year now and our so called Help desk says it will never be fixed.

5/21/2011 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever see the episode of Reno 911 where the restraunt "Sponsors" the department?

5/21/2011 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foundations are places where former exempts can rake in a salary to enchance their six figure pensions.
It's a shame our Department needs to look for revenues that ShortShanks raided. Overtime is at an all time low as are new hires and promotions.
Want to save some money? Disband the bodyguard details. Elimnate the excess in Exempt ranks, all things Daley created to reward his cronies.
Motorola, (Gov. JellyQuinn's choice for corporate welfare initiative) already is reaping the benefits of corruption, won't even supply us with 'advanced technology', even though NOBODY went to jail for Huberman's signing off on phony parts requisitions to the tune of $6 million.
Sure, attaching a corporate name to the CPD will be the answer to all our woes. Just like selling the Lottery, Skyway and the Meters.

5/21/2011 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Companies that now donate to the 100 Club and the CPD Police Memorial which now donate funds to the families of killed and/or injuried police families will now be giving to purchase items from within the city budget. This will give the pols more money to spend on their pet projects (themselves)and less money for police FAMILIES.

5/21/2011 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good idea.

5/21/2011 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a great idea!!! Much like the Fire Dept whose firemen stand at intersections carrying their boots for donations to be placed in, the CPD could stand at intersections with their helmets out and their handguns pointed at the drivers side window. What a cashcow!!!!

5/21/2011 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That didn't take long. This guy is already privatizing the police department.

5/21/2011 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't get distracted by this.

0% is for our pension.

It is a more efficient way to pay favored contractors without the dangerous step of fixing contracts for the lowest bidder.

It will probably be used to buy reverends thru CAPS type programs.

5/21/2011 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well the to hell is paved with the best of intentins
looks great on paper
but,..
once the city sees it as another
pocket to pick
it will go for everything and anything but the orginal intent
btw isn't "Garry" suppose to shave off the beard and moustache?
i though those were againt the dress code
been what a week he 's been here
hopefully he's not dont do as i do,
do as i say do
fraternally yours
churchmouse

5/21/2011 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

police foundation that would raise money from private sources to support the Chicago Police Department.
So when someone says " I pay your salary " they might be telling the truth. LOL

5/21/2011 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger dhabetler said...

how about advertising on the back of the vest covers--- go daddy.com, valvoline, stp--- we will all look like we are race car drivers----

5/21/2011 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LICENSING the department logo.....

5/21/2011 12:44:00 AM

Registering and trademarking the various department logos, acronyms and names was already accomplished over 15 years ago. It was the one and only benefit of having John Harris, then a lawyer and now a criminal, as the Dep. Supt. of BAS. The idea was to protect, not to use any or all in a business venture.

5/21/2011 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

B R I L L I A N T!!

5/21/2011 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot, sort of:

Youths with sticks? Yesterday I was in a cab driving past the Police Academy and what do I see? A gang of 8-10 youths carrying what looked like thin steel "sticks" about 2-1/2 to 3 feel long. They were taking turns wacking street signs real real good, heading north on the street located immediately west of the Academy. The "sticks" were so thin at first I thought only a few of the boys carried them. But as I counted the youths before calling 911, it became clear most or all them held these "weapons". Scarier yet, when I immediatley dialed 911 the call did not go through. When I called again about 3-4 minutes later once I was outside my home, there was a long delay before the 911 operator picked up. What gives?

5/21/2011 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good idea , but let him start with cutting exemt staff and reassigning police officers from office back to a beat car .
commanders have officers hidden inside , while we work one man cars

5/21/2011 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got the copyright to '19-paul' suckers...now pay me!

5/21/2011 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This idea was sent to the city aboout 3 or 4 years ago by some retired PO's. It went to the corporation council since she says she was in charge of all these things.
It does work very well in NY.
The proposal was sent twice, followed up by calls and e mails.
The retired guys never got the courtesy of a reply. Typical, screw the workers.

5/21/2011 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhhh another fancy smoke shield
Hey if my company gives more money than any other company on board, do I get better police service? Can I get detailed in front of my house for my gang infested neighborhood? If I call 911 will the boss run up and whisper,"oohh thats the president of UMamas company, take care of it." How about raising money the old fashion way, stop spending, stop selling off our revenue producing systems, put in a casino and call it a day.

5/21/2011 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the officer about the stars:
The company that got the contract ( no bid ) was sponored by Teddy Kennedy and is out of Boston suburb.
They probably droped a boatload of money and had to make it up by making real cheap stars. After only 5 years, thousand of these have to be repplaced. I have asked downtown, and no one can tell me who is paying for the new stars. I do know it should not be the taxpayers. The comapny is Blackinton by the way.
And, yes, better designs were though about, but no body cared about some POs opinion.

5/21/2011 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another idea, re-name Chicago after a sponsor who buys naming rights for a trillion dollars.
North China Industries City, Trojan Condoms City, Canadian Cesspool Cleaning City, you get the idea.
Of course with all the remaining Daley cronyism, corruption, mob tainted city contracts and assorted entitlement programs and just plain fuckery the City will be broke again next year.
Yea, I guess it's not such a great idea after all.

5/21/2011 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LAPD Here.

We have a couple of foundations like this. The Parker Foundation, created after the death of Chief Bill Parker in 1966 which still has money to this day and buys equipment and sends officers to training, etc. We also have the Police Foundation (started by Bratton when he was here) that does pretty much the same thing.

But be careful who you accept donations from. Over the years, we've had some questionable people that have wanted to donate money or property to us.

They did this principally so they could get pix with us in uniform and/ or our chief to "use" later on when they inevitably would get their asses in a sling.

Wilshire Police Station had a "businessman" who was actually big in Asian crime that wanted to make a donation directly to the police station. This was caught at the last second before the donation was accepted and it was turned away, but this guy wanted to show up w/ his own photographer to get a photo of himself w/ the Station captain. You can imagine something like that being introduced by the defense at a federal RICO trial - him posing w/ the station captain in uniform to show that he actually was of "good character", etc. Would be embarassing to the Dept.

I had a friend at Newton a few years ago and the same thing happened there - they caught it in time too.

But just be aware there are people out there looking to weasel their way into our good graces with a donation of a few thousand dollars...

The other thing to watch out for, is giving any of these donors (even legit ones) police badges, ID's, or worse yet - police powers. If you "google" search OC Sheriff Reserves Scandal or terms like that (Orange County California), you ought to see a lot of articles about a major scandal they had. The OC Sheriff had (probably still does) a "Sheriff's Advisory Board" which was made up of donors. A lot of these guys were given OC Sheriff's Stars that looked very close to the actual badges issued to deputies. As you could imagine, these stars came out when stopped for traffic violations, when HBD in a dispute, etc. OC Sheriff's Department got a major black eye over this.

Some things to consider...

5/21/2011 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As always, the naysayers come out when the superintendent proposes just about anything. There are at least half a dozen large cities that have had a foundation for many years. Why not here? It seems the business community talks positive about this. And, for those lunk heads out there, it does not mean naming rights for facilities and you won't be wearing a advertisement on your back or your car. This guy is smart. I suspect you won't see any major changes in leadership until after the city council confirmations hearings.

5/21/2011 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boss , let's change the triple promoted exempts , put them back in district as lts

5/21/2011 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Celtius Maximus said...

Besides reading about Governor Ahnold's love interests my other hobby is reading about the NYPD.

In the recent past these type of funds have been used to fund club memberships for high ranking members of the NYPD and their dining bills. Hard to believe I know. Other questionable expenses too.

Check out this website and click through the archives.

http://nypdconfidential.com/

There is a whole subculture in the NYPD of rich guys/fundraising and favors.

I truly hope McCarthy does a great job in Chicago, but if his ego continues to run unchecked like it did in New York and Newark we are in for a rough ride.

5/21/2011 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little off topic but, what does the city do with the money they make off of the recycling???? Coreect me if I'm wrong there's never been any financial statements from our former leader!I wonder what happened to that money.

5/21/2011 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest better equipment should include four wheel drive tahoes...

5/21/2011 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where in CPD or City of Chicago Budget allows tax money to be used to provide a body guard detail and two vehicles to former elected mayors

5/21/2011 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can throw ''viagra'' on the hood of our cars for all I care. Just shore up that pension and give us safer and better equipment.

5/21/2011 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

hmmmm

I SEE RETIRED SUPES GETTING SPOT ON THE BOARD AT 150K PLUS EXPENSES.

I SEE THOSE FUNNY SHIRTS THE FOP SELL AT THE UNION HALL GOING UP IN PRICES BECAUSE THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY TO USE THE CPD LOGO.

ALL THAT TRAINING THAT WOULD BE PROVIDED WILL GO TO THE CLOUTED AND JUST LIKE NOW U WILL NEVER SEE IT.
THE CLOUTED NOW RECEIVE F.B.I TRAINING AFTER THEY SUBMIT A BEG FOR TRAINING REQUEST.

THE CASH WILL LET THE SUPE HAVE CATERED MEETINGS FOR DIGNITARY'S .

SO YEA ITS A GREAT IDEA.

5/21/2011 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Essentially, large corps. can donate and use us as a tax schelter.
Hey Boeing we'll take 4 new helicopters please....

5/21/2011 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great, now instead of hearing "Don't you know who I am?" We will have to hear, "Don't you know how much money I donate to your department, you can't do this to me!" Sorry SIR, you did it to yourself, enjoy the shithouse

5/21/2011 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bruce, when are you going to start sending the teams to 008 again... it's time

5/21/2011 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 006th District could become Harold's Chicken Shack District, brought proudly to you by their yummy chicken wangs.

5/21/2011 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a cpd officer who tried to start a cpd foundation several years ago. Don't know how far they got trying to move us up the food chain. Probably got squashed by the powers that be.

5/21/2011 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous HENRYS PLUMBER said...

So now we have to check what company employs a scum-bag before we arrest them, lest the WC be ordered to release without charges.

Don't bet against it, happened with a 100 club aledged flunkie a few months back.

Right LT F?

5/21/2011 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger elf2006real said...

Here on the East Coast, we have an action plan for this evening:

530PM ET: Looting legal.
601PM ET: Ravaging legal.
613PM ET: Cannibalism legal.

Is the Second City prepared?

5/21/2011 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this add to the list of clouted people that I can't fuck with (arrest,write tickets, yell at etc.)? Just asking?

009 days

5/21/2011 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger elf2006real said...

The war on drugs

I’ve been dancing around a thesis on the war on drugs that I should make clear.

My thesis is this: the Warren Court effectively made policing impossible, crime exploded, the war on drugs was implemented in response, crime dropped. As such, I’m not surprised by this: "the fourth amendment now has a de facto exception clause when it comes to drug -related crimes." I’d only make one minor correction – "the fourth amendment as interpreted by judges in the ’60s."

Is this state of affairs bad? Yes.

Should we end the war on drugs? No. We’re entirely dependent on it to keep crime in check now that we’ve outlawed old-fashioned (i.e. effective) police work.



http://foseti.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/the-war-on-drugs/

5/21/2011 03:00:00 PM  
Blogger Phil Schitz here said...

"Supt. Garry McCarthy is proposing to set up a police foundation that would raise money from private sources to support the Chicago Police Department."
--------------------------------
SCC: Here's the problem with taking money from private sources: They'll eventually tell you what to do, otherwise they'll cut funding. We've talked on this blog about the privatization of law enforcement; "Private funding" is the backdoor way of privatization.

5/21/2011 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a GREAT idea. License the CPD logo and star. All money can goto department expenditures. NBC is selling CPD shirts in their giftshop! That's bullshit. They should be paying the department. I like how McCarthy is thinking outside the "chicago box" already. I have high hopes for this guy.

5/21/2011 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its actually a great idea if the money generated actually goes to CPD and not a politicians pocket.

5/21/2011 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Retired in AZ said...

OT
This was in Kass' column yesterday. I think it's a terrific idea.

"If the Rahmfather is serious about controlling costs of city government, he can start by eliminating all the expenses that goes with hauling former Mayor Shortshanks and Ald. (Ed) Burke around town. Mike P."

"Dear Mike — If Daley and Burke and any other public official insist on being squired around in taxpayer-subsidized cars, here's what Mayor Emanuel should do. Put the drivers in clown suits, or in powdered wigs, dressed like 18th century footmen. And provide the politicians each with a neon-orange Prius, with flashing lights spelling out "Boss on Board."

5/21/2011 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5/21/2011 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Englewood Citizen said...

Best wishes to J-Fled on his forthcoming full lobotomy. If successful, he will finally be at the top of his game.

Garry McCarthy has big shoes to fill.

5/21/2011 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think he's talking about companies buying space on the squad cars. He might be talking about official licensing as in marketing CPD shirts and hats and coffee cups and all those little trinkets. I visited in NY recently and I couldn't believe in every single store was selling NYPD tee shirts, polos, ball caps, everything!

5/21/2011 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about fixing some of the things that shouldn't cost any money? Why is it that you can't do an arrest report when doing automated case reporting? We used to be able to and this saved time. This has been an issue for almost a year now and our so called Help desk says it will never be fixed.

Lewin does not fix anything!!!!
There is no glory in it for him.
He can't even keep the systems we have running.

5/21/2011 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't worry about McCarthy's goatee , at the scene of bank robbery a few days ago , 1 female had a pony tail to the middle of her back and 2 uniformed officers had goatee beards
what are we paying sgt , lt and captains for they can't enforce
simple grooming standards

5/21/2011 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

It's an interesting notion but how can the brakes be applied when the slide down the slippery slope towards every Chicago politician's wet dream of privatizing CPD begins?

We wonder when they're going to make their play and go all in in invoking Chicago's "Home Rule" to the hilt?

No having to adhere to "state standards."

Insert your own nightmare scenario but the weak minded sheeple will be so enraptured by "somebody putting those coppers in their place" that they'll have not a clue as to how much more peril they'll be in. They won't really care either, as long as Emanuel follows through on his campaign promise of making The Police bleed.

...As if we haven't been doing enough of that already.

If this "Interesting Proposal" gains traction, are all the necessary safeguards going to be put in place?

...*Snrk* BWAAAAHAHAHAHA!

*pours another two fingers of barrel strength bourbon, sip of Dr. Pepper*

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Gawdamighty, we very rarely smile or laugh but that was kinda funny.

"Chicago Policing! Sponsored in part by the consortium of runnin' dog rev'runs."

"Chicago Policing! Sponsored in part by Vance Henry's BBQ, Barbershop & Gaming Salon! Good 'cue, good do an' dice that are actually cubed!"

Sheeiit!

Since they want to fuck around with the pension, maybe some coppers can form their own "enterprise!"

In for a penny?

A bunch of millionaire cops having a piece of CPD?

THAT would be a scream!

5/21/2011 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it's too early to say this but already this guy seems like a breath of fresh air compared to JFRAUD.
Again it's early but so far so good with this guy.

5/21/2011 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I sponsor a bullet, engrave it with a saying of my choice. "goodnight asshole, courtesy of John Q"

5/21/2011 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wholeheartedly agree with the poster urging the new Supe to cut exempts and free up all the hidden bodies in Commanders offices throughout the dept.
Our Commander has 5 full duty officers up in his "Admin" office. 2 are commanders secretaries, 1 claims to be the timekeeper, although we already have a civilian timekeeper and yet another one well nobody really knows what she does or what her hours are but she claims to be the "citation clerk" . Lastly there's an officer who took over as district manager. You know the civilian position that was eliminated. In fact 2 of these said officers now hold positions/titles of civilian jobs that were eliminated. The 3rd one is filling a spot that isn't a spot cause we already have a longtime civilian timekeeper. Oh and I forgot to mention the officer they borrowed from 3rd watch because....well just because.
Aren't we drastically short on the street? Wouldn't these 3 or 4 full duty officers help the cause if they worked the street? With this Commanders office staff ever increasing it seems ass backwards and counterproductive.

5/21/2011 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slap Nike Swooches on our shoes and fund my pension. By the way, I'll bet by the time Derrick Rose is my age(50), his ghetto gangbanging ass will be more broke than my 2kids in Catholic School, working special, living responsibly ass will. Go Heat or anyone that stops the riots and fund my damn pension to get me out of here.

5/21/2011 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have K-Y sponsor our protional exams,that way I won't feel like I sat on a sandcastle.

5/21/2011 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give the cronnies side gigs with "privatemoney" oh boy

5/21/2011 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Motorola got their BIG tax break to stay in Illinois, maybe they can provide free radios and batteries to the CPD?

5/21/2011 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw isn't "Garry" suppose to shave off the beard and moustache?
i though those were againt the dress code
been what a week he 's been here

+++++++++++++++++++++

Oh shut up.

5/21/2011 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You cannot be seen as impartial when you are being funded by the private sector. How would the police be an impartial enforcer of society's laws if the private sector is financing the police department? This is a terrible idea, typical of a shortsighted thinker who does not see the big picture. Private funds financing the police department is one step closer to privatizing the police department. All of society should be frightened by ideas like these. The police do not operate on a for profit motive, nor should they. Think about it. I am in total agreement with you, by selling yourself off. You compromise the Dept !

5/21/2011 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Boy Great Idea, maybe we can go down on Western Ave in 8 & 9 and have the used car jippers give us cars to use too, > I can hardly wait for a citizen to approach and say, I help buy you that Shotgun or rifle. Bad Idea McDaddy !! You are off to a bad start already, just wait until the Bulls win and we get our Asses kicked out there, But wait, maybe Rahm, Derrick Rose And McCarthy can ride aroun d that night in a Convertible yelling out with a bullhorn not to loot, shoot and carry on, after all Rose is from Englewood, he is a THUG and his thug friends will listen to him.

5/21/2011 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give McCarthy a chance. He was in 006 today and what a treat it was to have a well spoken Superintendent talking WITH us. I, for one, felt refreshed and even hopeful when he left. I am sure he will, at some point, royally screw up, but if he doesn't send anyone to hell (Cozzi) or throw anyone to the wolves without knowing what's going on (Howard + 6), he's better than what just left. Let's keep an open mind and try out some of his ideas. You know the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"? Well it's fucking broke, and maybe he can fix some of it, I don't think anyone can fix all of it. So for heaven's sake, pray for the man and this department!

006 tact

5/21/2011 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a cpd officer who tried to start a cpd foundation several years ago. Don't know how far they got trying to move us up the food chain. Probably got squashed by the powers that be.

5/21/2011 02:11:00 PM

I knew that officer too, she worked in 012. Good kid, true blue and hard working but no clout or connections so I think she ran into alot of obstacles that must have educated her in dept and city politics. I have to admit it was a good idea though and still is. For you younger cops, that usually means it isn't going to happen.

5/21/2011 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not Thunderdome.

5/21/2011 08:03:00 AM




it ain't Kansas, either.




Chalkie

5/21/2011 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about fixing some of the things that shouldn't cost any money? Why is it that you can't do an arrest report when doing automated case reporting? We used to be able to and this saved time. This has been an issue for almost a year now and our so called Help desk says it will never be fixed.

5/21/2011 08:20:00 AM

??? I've have not had a problem with this yet. My case reports have always transferred. I know our computers suck going down frequently but never had the problem you are talking about.

5/21/2011 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try Verzion, everybody gets there on a phone call!!!!!!!


HA HA HA HA LMAO

5/21/2011 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw isn't "Garry" suppose to shave off the beard and moustache?
i though those were againt the dress code
been what a week he 's been here
hopefully he's not dont do as i do,
do as i say do
fraternally yours
churchmouse

5/21/2011 09:02:00 A

Ok we get it you don't like the beard. Again he is a civilian and does not have to obey the sworn dress code. Take a deep breath and let it go already.

5/21/2011 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if Garry is the greatest guy in the world or a big jag-off, and I don't give a shit if he shaves or not,he is a civilian employee so it doesn't matter.Trust me, he will only be able to do what RHAM allows nothing else.So all of you dreamers wake up NOTHING will change.

5/21/2011 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is not Thunderdome.

"5/21/2011 08:03:00 AM"

"it ain't Kansas, either.

"Chalkie"

"5/21/2011 10:32:00 PM"

Huh?

5/21/2011 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have K-Y sponsor our protional exams,that way I won't feel like I sat on a sandcastle.

5/21/2011 08:05:00 PM




what's that definition of insanity?

5/21/2011 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the advertising should go on the back of those snazzy new lime green traffic vests we just got.

Corona's fly by night towing
or
Dewwe cheat'em and howe Esq, LLC

5/22/2011 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The 018th District, sponsored by Macy's or Cartier?"

Try Verizon -- everybody gets there on a phone call.


that made me laugh

5/22/2011 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"LICENSING the department logo for display and on retail items? Oh, great."

Disney reportedly just copywrited the phrase "Seal Team 6", so we'd better do it first!

5/22/2011 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally I like the idea of our cars with sponsor decals!

5/22/2011 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It may even help avoid the build-in pitfalls of "low bid contracting" that plagues so much of our secondhand and third world computers, radios and the like."

Yes! We could have commercials right over the Zone!

"1700 hours, this is KAZ998. This hour brought to you by Chevrolet and the new Chevrolet Impala."

"1522, take the domestic, brought to you by Olde English 800, 1145 N. Austin, 2FL."

5/22/2011 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I was visting NY two summer ago. They had shops that sold NYPD logo merchandise,t-shirts, squad cars, hats, coffe cups, the usual. They openly sold tothe public and they were selling plenty. Why not here? In this town, if someone puts a checkerboard band on their rear view mirror, or wears a jacket with a CPD patch, someone wants to lock that citizen up. It is wrong."


They already sell this stuff at the "City of Chicago" store in Woodfield and at Navy Pier.

Take a look at www.cafepress.com

Search Chicago Police and see all that you come up with...

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

"This is not Thunderdome."


Ahhh, but it will be...or Detroit a la Robocop...

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

"Here's another idea folks, by allowing big business to fund the police department, the city is tacitly giving preference to them over the taxpayers in this city."


Private citizens should be welcome to donate, too. Just like the rest of the political BS in this city.

At least we'll by-pass the mayor and the city council and perhaps get the benefit going straight to the department, rather than to the politicians.

5/22/2011 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So when someone says " I pay your salary " they might be telling the truth. LOL"

Funny yes, but the taxpayers DO pay our salary.

But don't forget, we're taxpayers, too. We're self-employed!

5/22/2011 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You cannot be seen as impartial when you are being funded by the private sector. How would the police be an impartial enforcer of society's laws if the private sector is financing the police department? This is a terrible idea, typical of a shortsighted thinker who does not see the big picture. Private funds financing the police department is one step closer to privatizing the police department. All of society should be frightened by ideas like these. The police do not operate on a for profit motive, nor should they. Think about it. I am in total agreement with you, by selling yourself off. You compromise the Dept !

5/21/2011 09:13:00 PM

Go ask the departments that are currently doing just this. Apparently you are wrong, because it is working in other places. Think about it. In regards to licensing the CPD logo, why not? Why should we allow these stores to profit off of the backs of CPD? Think about it.

5/22/2011 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't worry about McCarthy's goatee , at the scene of bank robbery a few days ago , 1 female had a pony tail to the middle of her back and 2 uniformed officers had goatee beards
what are we paying sgt , lt and captains for they can't enforce
simple grooming standards

5/21/2011 07:11:00 PM

STFU

5/22/2011 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5/21/2011 05:53:00 PM

Sportmart, I miss that store, BTW are you watching your TIVO from 1998?

5/22/2011 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:04 AM....."Bypass the Mayor"? Nothing involving $$$ will bypass the Mayor. Wake the fuck up.

The police department is a necessary evil to them. Only in the last 10 years or so, have they been able to run really good scams with technology vendors.

Prior to that, all they got was headaches with 0 return. Now they get the same headaches, but can funnel money to contractors easier.

Nobody gives a fuck about you, me, or anyone else wearing a uniform.

5/22/2011 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This is not Thunderdome.

"5/21/2011 08:03:00 AM"

"it ain't Kansas, either.

"Chalkie"

"5/21/2011 10:32:00 PM"

Huh?

5/21/2011 11:45:00 PM

Agreed. They're not clever posts, anymore.

5/22/2011 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like Reno 911 when they get sponsered by Hotties. And the changes keep coming...the Miranda Rights have been changed to the following:
"You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you. You have the right to a 10-piece Hotties hot wings with your choice of delicious sauces--Atomic, Super Atomic, Chernobyl, Hindenburg, or Nagasaki. If you cannot afford to treat yourself and your whole family to a delicious meal of hot wings served by the sinfully wicked Hotties girls, then come in for Double D Day--the Double D stands for Delicious Deal".

5/22/2011 07:25:00 PM  
Blogger Catherina said...

Why is the Joyce Foundation commenting on this issue?

Nothing good comes from the Joyce Foundation - nothing.

5/22/2011 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope that if these outside donors do contribute financially to the department it is not so that we then become their lackies. They give us money to do their programs, not police work. Kind of like the "park cars were a number of years back: they were ONLY to handle incidents in the park or on Chicago Park District Property. There was he!! to pay if you did something policey away from the park.

But then the higher-ups of this department will do anything to keep from having to dump their bootlicks and/or do real work.

5/22/2011 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give it time

5/22/2011 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"It may even help avoid the build-in pitfalls of "low bid contracting" that plagues so much of our secondhand and third world computers, radios and the like."

Yes! We could have commercials right over the Zone!

"1700 hours, this is KAZ998. This hour brought to you by Chevrolet and the new Chevrolet Impala."

"1522, take the domestic, brought to you by Olde English 800, 1145 N. Austin, 2FL."

5/22/2011 12:57:00 AM



How about the Aggravated Battery brought to you by Hillerich & Bradsby, maker of the famous Louisville Slugger?

5/23/2011 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the link to the David Spade story of him donating 100K to the Phoenix PD.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,471244,00.html

This is one of the best ideas yet, we should have our star and patches trademarked and sold on t-shirts around the city and airports. Tourist love this stuff. They are not discussing selling naming rights so don't be silly.

5/23/2011 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we get it you don't like the beard. Again he is a civilian and does not have to obey the sworn dress code. Take a deep breath and let it go already.

5/21/2011 11:12:00 PM


Do as I say and not as I do.. you probably wanted Weiss also ...............

5/23/2011 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! We could have commercials right over the Zone!

"1700 hours, this is KAZ998. This hour brought to you by Chevrolet and the new Chevrolet Impala."

"1522, take the domestic, brought to you by Olde English 800, 1145 N. Austin, 2FL."

5/22/2011 12:57:00 AM

You know, you shouldn't have mentioned this, as you can talk over the dispatcher (they can always hear you in an emergency)
what would really stop them from doing this?? Hopefully the FCC has some rules regarding commercials on public safety bands, but that could always be changed.

5/23/2011 09:28:00 PM  

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