Saturday, June 18, 2011

Humboldt Park Chaos?

Our comment section started lighting up just before 9 PM, but there doesn't appear to be any coverage on the networks, radios or websites.

We're getting unconfirmed reports of stabbings and massive gang fights across the entire park. Supposedly, Tact, Gang and Response Teams are being called out from districts across the city to go to the Puerto Rican festival in full riot gear, even gas teams being assembled?

Anyone have the actual story? We can't imagine anyone missed this one coming. Its been building for days and the weather is only going to aggravate it.

UPDATE: A couple of veterans saying it was normal behavior for the fest, just a couple of larger half-assed fights, mass dispersals and the like. They say it looks worse because we're undermanned and won't fill the wagons.

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118 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We live South of Division between Western and Rockwell. All calm here as of 12:08AM. I did notice a few of the old DOG ASS NEIGHBORS who’ve LONG moved out of here, (10+ years), walking thru as if they’d never left, but quickly realized they were VASTLY outnumbered on THIS block and KEPT on walking.

I love my neighbors.

6/18/2011 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Linda........

6/18/2011 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

same story different year. Yawn. been there multiple years. it gets old.

6/18/2011 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you fail to see the story of the off duty officer who shot and killed an offender at 87 and damen in a robbery attempt. Whats hilarious about it is the officer was at a fundraiser dressed as a clown. Im not tryin to make light of the situation but since it all ended right I think its pretty damn funny. Nice work officer, I would have paid to see dudes face when the clown pulled a pistol on him and shot him. glad the officer is ok.

6/18/2011 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

***POP**POP**POP

unconfirmed/

22/m/1 takes one under the eye and one in the knee while on the b.b. court @ 114 and egg. Sent to Christ

6/18/2011 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-offduty-cop-dressed-as-a-clown-shoots-kills-teen-20110617,0,2536287.story?track=rss

Ok, who's the clown?

6/18/2011 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard a ton of sirens between nine and ten-thirty, but no details. Neighbors exclaiming 'oh, fireworks' (I don't think so, yups).
Not going to bother anyone by phoning them to ask, though, while they're dealing with total lunacy out there tonight.

6/18/2011 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am assigned to gangs and have worked the fest Thursday and Friday and I can say this is not true.

6/18/2011 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats why I take a 6B Furlo & head to the Northern nether regions. Had my fill of early summer savagery. Good look see you after the 4th.

6/18/2011 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not true

6/18/2011 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RAHM SAID ALL IS CALM!!!!!

Nothing to look at here.

Shalom.

6/18/2011 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three shot, one stabbed.

6/18/2011 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cpd closes north ave beach but will not close the humboldt park fest , illegals receiving extra police service , unlicensed vendors and again no enforcement by mr broken window

6/18/2011 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard nothing about it on zone 13, listened to zone 3 for awhile tonight didn't sound too bad..

6/18/2011 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Crystal Ball Unit predicted there would be violence in Humboldt Park. LOL, LOL.

6/18/2011 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous MSF Officer said...

Can we please all admit the honest truth? It was a bad idea to disband MSF and TRU. We were "the quite professionals" and "the tip of the spear". We went into the most dangerous neighborhoods citywide and made it better. MSF and TRU need to be created again. All of the disbanded officers should be sent back to their units.

6/18/2011 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Retired on 3rd Watch in 014 said...

NO ONE want to make ANY arrests!!!

LT. D. H. is the Watch Commander and coppers REFUSE to bring any arrestees in to 014!!!

PLEASE!!!! MAC-Daddy... get rid of this crazy ass Watch Commander!!!!

She is destroying 014!!

6/18/2011 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So this annual PR fest will never be canceled. But They canceled the South Side Irish Parade. What a double standard.

6/18/2011 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in Noble Square (Chicago and Noble) and you can see that there was a lot more "group" activity over here. Groups of 10-20 teenagers walking around, screaming things that I couldn't understand. No gun shots, just screaming?
If you're not a Chicagoan (lived here for at least 10 years), you need to be very careful where you go in the summertime.
Here's some free, important advice: Avoid anything west of Ashland(1600 West), from N3000 to N600. And if you're south of Grand, turn around and head north!
Just my opinion

6/18/2011 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cancel the Fests..its over..no money and we want no more killings of Police or Civilians (dead is dead for a long time)....we're in a murderous city...enough is enough..time to think of vacating. Venitian Night was cancelled years ago with calm, clear waters and the boaters paid to be in the Venitian Parade..but that was cancelled so why not the rest of the fests???

6/18/2011 01:13:00 AM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

Clown shoots ASS CLOWN and gets the job done......... Good job Officer!!! http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-offduty-cop-dressed-as-a-clown-shoots-kills-teen-20110617,0,2536287.story

6/18/2011 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like BS. Our tact team and the other on the zone were business as usual. No orders for us to head to humbolt.

6/18/2011 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does the city allow this spectacle? Don't permits have to be issued for this? If so, why would they give permits for an entire week of this crap?

6/18/2011 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scc
i saw someone commented about the rip pedro page
i reported the page in general to facebook and several of the comments that made remarks about the police. maybe if enough people do so they will take down the page

6/18/2011 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's gang activity?

6/18/2011 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SUNK.

6/18/2011 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of it is true. I've worked Puerto Rican Fest for a while now and this was the most boring one I've seen. Cannot even compare to what it used to be.

6/18/2011 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the Crystal Ball Unit? Only a deaf/dumb/blind person would not have been astute enough to predict this. But yeah, there sure were a lot of blades of grass saved due to the South Side Irish Parade being cancelled!

Anyone injured in the melee should sue the city for negligence for not cancelling this magnet for mayhem!

6/18/2011 03:21:00 AM  
Blogger Chicago News Report Staff said...

I caught bits and pieces of a brawl on Washtenaw: http://www.chicagonewsreport.com/2011/06/random-police-calls-06172011.html

6/18/2011 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snipers now?

Messages on twitter all around 6/18/2011 @ about 04:00

My train was just shot at. Awesome.

http://twitter.com/#!/JacquelineElla/statuses/82005228064485376

colinbrownell: Someone shot our trains window. #sniperontheperimeter

http://twitter.com/#!/colinbrownell

Fuzzyfreaker: And now somebody just shot out a window. What a night...

http://twitter.com/#!/Fuzzyfreaker/statuses/82001701858590720

Fuzzyfreaker: In case people don't believe me... http://t.co/MCsW7oV

6/18/2011 04:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, relax. It is a little chaotic out there, but don't worry, there's still enough left in the budget for a bicycle enforcement blitz coming to a Loop intersection near you.

6/18/2011 05:02:00 AM  
Blogger CJN said...

It actually wasn't that bad this year. Only one person shot (Washtenaw and Division).

6/18/2011 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This stuff takes on a life of its own after a while. All these nutcases have been watching what has been going on since Memorial Day and are waiting for their chance to cause havoc at every big event in the city. Just because the media outlets have been intimidated by Rahm not to report the truth doesn't mean it is not going on.

6/18/2011 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let it burn.

This is what they wanted so let em have it.

Who wants a case report?

6/18/2011 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of clowns at the PR fest:

An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said, citing preliminary information.


Homie dont play dat. Blam Blam Blam

6/18/2011 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is unbelievable that the city would still allow this gang infested festival to happen!!!
Get rid of that shit,if you can't act like a civilized human being than cancel that ghetto fest!

6/18/2011 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Chicago News: On Friday, June 17, 2011, there was a huge brawl at Humboldt Park, 1400 North Sacramento Avenue, said Second City Cop readers.

According to the comments left on the Chicago police blog, a massive fight erupted during the Puerto Rican festival.

"(A) citywide 10-1 (officer distress call) just ordered at Humboldt Park. Gas teams are being called. Reports coming in that 400 to 700 people are fighting in the park, with larger crowds trying to join in. They are sending us up there right now," said an apparent Chicago police officer.

The alleged officer's comments were posted Friday around 9:11 p.m., and seems to coincide with our news report highlighting a purported brawl at 1506 North Washtenaw Avenue.

According police dispatch, Friday, around 9:44 p.m., a large group of women from the Humboldt Park Puerto Rican festival, were fighting in the streets in front of the Washtenaw address.

6/18/2011 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

Why do they still have this fest? The yuppies have bought out most of the property around the park. How about just having the Puerto Rican fest on Division between California and Rockwell?

6/18/2011 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 6/18/2011 12:37:00 AM

You dumb azz.... Illegal Puerto Ricans????

6/18/2011 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please all admit the honest truth? It was a bad idea to disband MSF and TRU. We were "the quite professionals" and "the tip of the spear". We went into the most dangerous neighborhoods citywide and made it better. MSF and TRU need to be created again. All of the disbanded officers should be sent back to their units.

6/18/2011 12:57:00 AM

Good grief, enough already. Hope you enjoyed it, but accept the fact that IT'S OVER.

6/18/2011 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its obvious a few posters who know nothing are trying to bait SSC into making a deal out of nothing. It was a very tame Thursday and Friday night minus ONE flare up Thursday at Division and Rockwell Thursday. But, today IS Saturday- so we shall see. To the idiots- posting all the fake 10-1's and gas team assembly- be careful! Mom might take away your computer again!

6/18/2011 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 6/18/2011 12:57:00 AM;

Blow it out your ass sport, "QUITE PROFESSIONAL"? It's quiet professional, and you ain't it. How do I know, I'll show you my beret someday when you grow up. You guys were NEVER elite, nor was TRU, nor SOS for that matter. You'll know elite when you work with it.

6/18/2011 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a total disgrace that the south side Irish parade is canceled and this gang infested PR fest is able to keep going. The only ones that are making money are the liquor stores and gas stations selling liquor with the 4 little cups.

6/18/2011 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They fricking GANG-BANGERS in a four block radius were going NUTS
I was listening to the radios and it was a none stop chaos
This MUTTS should have been arrested from the beginning, specially the cobras from 2700 W. Haddon
It had to be be at least four to five service calls to the same block leaving ONE PIECE OF SHIT WOUNDED IN THE LEG.
This FREAKING none sense PR festival has top stop ...The city is broke and this MF's don't even paid for Police services?

6/18/2011 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
cpd closes north ave beach but will not close the humboldt park fest , illegals receiving extra police service , unlicensed vendors and again no enforcement by mr broken window

6/18/2011 12:37:00 AM

illegals?? In Humboldt Park? I didn’t see ONE elite cart. If you’re referring to the Puerto Ricans…you may want to go read your history books again, Poindexter.

6/18/2011 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the 70's this was worst than Bud Billiken.

6/18/2011 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"i saw someone commented about the rip pedro page"

Ever hear of open source intel ?

6/18/2011 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering when the body count would start there. Heaven forbid taking away that fest, someone might get offended and today being offended is worse than being dead.

6/18/2011 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Commander Flores said...

Nothing to see here, just move along. We will not be discussing this any longer

6/18/2011 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please all admit the honest truth? It was a bad idea to disband MSF and TRU. We were "the quite professionals" and "the tip of the spear". We went into the most dangerous neighborhoods citywide and made it better. MSF and TRU need to be created again.

==

ok ok just tell me, how many homocides did you prevent last year? As for the fest, did'nt see you inside humboldt park last year, or were you eating carne fritas outside somewhere? If memory serves me, there were some killings there last year too. The only way to stop killings at the Humboldt Park PR fest, is to kill the fest itself.

6/18/2011 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read this in the Sun Times Crime stories:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/6017551-418/test-of-nerves-at-dangerous-corner-in-humboldt-park.html

Animals. Interview with 15 year old's father.

6/18/2011 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever since the infamous "shot heard 'round the park" in the 70's, and the quote " Let them have their day", there has always been and always be trouble at Humbo-Park.
It's like Cabrini, flocks old useless pigeons keep coming back to roost, hoot and holler, and bring their brood to perpertuate the tradition.
When the drums stop beating, take cover as they surely will be charging over the hill.
Watch your back, a brick or bottle may be coming your way.

6/18/2011 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we were released at 1030 not a thing going on

6/18/2011 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UPDATE FROM CAMERA HOUSE:

Sorry, all - we missed all of the stuff going on in the park on Friday evening because non of it spilled over to Homan Avenue, 2 blocks west of the park.

While the festival proper may have been chaos, it was well contained at Kedzie on the west. We have no personal knowledge of how it spilled out on the east, south and north sides of the park, but my partner did see chaos in motion as he came home from an work-related event near North Avenue and the Expressway about 19.30. After that we were in for the evening.

The men and women of CPD provided excellent patrol frequency and we could see several interactions caused by overly loud music, and even saw some being pulled over for flags being flown from sticks, outside of vehicles.

Overall it was a mostly pleasant Friday evening on the West side of the Park, with the intersection of Homan and Beach totally quiet.

An interesting aside, the little gang bangers, who normally claim the corners and so brazenly sell drugs from the parkways in the 3400 Wet block of Beach Ave, are suddenly no where to be seen and taking obvious pains to NOT be seen on the cameras as they take some pretty funny routes to get from one location to another - mostly avioding actual on-camera presence.

Could this be because of the proximity of Lowell Elementary School to the intersection - less than 150 feet away, and something about gang activity in such a close proximity to a school?

Not being either CPD or an attorney, we are not up on that part of the law, but are certainly going to make it our businness to find out and, where applible, make certain that video of anyone flashing gang signs is turned over to the proper authorities.

THANK YOU CPD - for putting your lives on the line every time you hit the street. A very special thank you from the residents of the West Humboldt Park area who are truly appreciative of all your efforts to make this a safe place to live.

May God be with you in your work, wherever it takes you!

6/18/2011 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He got clowned!

6/18/2011 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So this annual PR fest will never be canceled. But They canceled the South Side Irish Parade. What a double standard.

6/18/2011 01:06:00 AM

They organizers of the SS parade took the complaints of the residents seriously. Organizers of the PR fest are political hacks and don't give a shit about tax payers just the gangs and possible future votes. ie (Luis G.) aka PR revolutionary

6/18/2011 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

send in the clowns!

6/18/2011 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please all admit the honest truth? It was a bad idea to disband MSF and TRU. We were "the quite professionals" and "the tip of the spear". We went into the most dangerous neighborhoods citywide and made it better. MSF and TRU need to be created again. All of the disbanded officers should be sent back to their units.

6/18/2011 12:57:00 AM

"The tip of the spear" lol. Hate to break it to you Superman but those neighborhoods were shit before you came, while you were there and will be shit in the future. But keep telling yourself you saved the world one nickel bag at a time!!!

6/18/2011 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please all admit the honest truth? It was a bad idea to disband MSF and TRU. We were "the quite professionals" and "the tip of the spear". We went into the most dangerous neighborhoods citywide and made it better. MSF and TRU need to be created again. All of the disbanded officers should be sent back to their units.

6/18/2011 12:57:00 AM

Cry me a River!!! You asshats were totally USELESS!! You were "Legends in your own minds"!!! As the old saying goes, "keep telling the same old BS stories and even YOU start to believe them"!

6/18/2011 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please all admit the honest truth? It was a bad idea to disband MSF and TRU. We were "the quite professionals" and "the tip of the spear". We went into the most dangerous neighborhoods citywide and made it better. MSF and TRU need to be created again. All of the disbanded officers should be sent back to their units.

6/18/2011 12:57:00 AM
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It's done, get over it. I would rather have you in my district for 8 hours in a beat car than have you show up at 8:30 pm, make your one blunt (smell of burnt cannabis) arrest and then a duck. All this crap was going on when your units were up and running, just hidden better by Shanks and Possum head. If you believe that "spear" crap, you need a kool aid detox.

6/18/2011 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHUT IT DOWN. Where's out tax-dollars going, for Political Bullshit ? They cancelled the southside Irish Parade Permanently due to drunken problems. Here we have out and out Criminal Activity for Days, and it's allowed and Sanctioned by the City, total BULLSHIT. No more Tax-Dolars and Police manpower for this Bullshit. Everyone who agrees, Call and write City Hall, Mayors Office, Monday morning and Complain, Complain, Complain, just like the minorities do all the time..

6/18/2011 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[...]
If you're not a Chicagoan (lived here for at least 10 years), you need to be very careful where you go in the summertime.
Here's some free, important advice: Avoid anything west of Ashland(1600 West), from N3000 to N600. And if you're south of Grand, turn around and head north!
Just my opinion

6/18/2011 01:10:00 AM

Then you are smart if your not a Chicagoan.

6/18/2011 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MSF Officer said...
Can we please all admit the honest truth? It was a bad idea to disband MSF and TRU. We were "the quite professionals" and "the tip of the spear". We went into the most dangerous neighborhoods citywide and made it better. MSF and TRU need to be created again. All of the disbanded officers should be sent back to their units.

6/18/2011 12:57:00 AM

IT WAS A GREAT IDEA. You 2 year Wonders are not needed. Pay ALL Cops what they're worth, let them do their jobs without Legal Ramifications, and the Job will get done like it used to get done.

6/18/2011 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOT TRUE... slowest night ever at puerto rican fest... did not even hear one gang fight call the entire night

6/18/2011 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been working the fest for three days. Nothing is happening. Very tame I expected more.

6/18/2011 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is there not problems like this at Edison Park Fest, Lincoln Park Fest, etc.? There are only like 4 police officers at each event also. I'm getting really sick of the Island People.

6/18/2011 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please all admit the honest truth? It was a bad idea to disband MSF and TRU. We were "the quite professionals" and "the tip of the spear". We went into the most dangerous neighborhoods citywide and made it better. MSF and TRU need to be created again. All of the disbanded officers should be sent back to their units.
________________________________

You didn't make it better, the extra manpower did. Extra manpower that wouldn't be needed if the districts weren't so short on people. People who weren't replaced through hiring and people who were sent out to BS units. You no doubt thought that being in TRU or MSF made you special and "elite" but in reality you were still just a patrol officer who got to take really long lunches. Things are going just fine without these units or at least as well as it always has. You're just upset because you can't brag to the skanks in the bars anymore about being in a "special" unit. Get over it, its done, answer your calls.

6/18/2011 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing on Sat. a.m. news.

6/18/2011 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did the funeral go?

6/18/2011 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MSF Officer said...
Can we please all admit the honest truth? It was a bad idea to disband MSF and TRU. We were "the quite professionals" and "the tip of the spear". We went into the most dangerous neighborhoods citywide and made it better. MSF and TRU need to be created again. All of the disbanded officers should be sent back to their units.

6/18/2011 12:57:00 AM

Where did you pull these lines from...The Green Beret manual???

6/18/2011 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12:37, Puerto Ricans are not illegals you MORON!!! Puerto Rico is a commonwealth to the United States making them United States Citizens.

6/18/2011 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous south african "tact" hero said...

What's gang activity?

6/18/2011 02:57:00 AM

When an area gang car on-views a misdemeanor domestic at their lunch location and volunteers to handle the arrest and case report. Very rare.

6/18/2011 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it hasn't been that bad so far- but having this thing go on for a week is nuts, how is it the city has money for this event but not for the fireworks or the air and water show which is more for the people of chicago and not just one group of people

6/18/2011 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry....but what do you mean
'won't fill the wagons?'

I'm a family member of a Traffic Aid that is stuck working the PR fest and parade this year....


Do your jobs to at least make sure the people working that event are safe.

6/18/2011 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/18/2011 12:57:00 AM

yes..Professional at taking 2 hour lunches.

Skilled at having 5 MSF's do a Pinch for small amounts of drugs.

Spectacular at doing nothing else to help.

6/18/2011 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are undermanned in every district..We aren't understaffed at the PF.

there are over 1000 police, a bunch of P.P.O.s, 120 something Sgts, and 23 Lt's...

6/18/2011 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the formal Mayor was asked by a reporter about the clown incident. His reply was that the clown was just acting just silly and was just clowning around.

6/18/2011 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LT. D. H. is the Watch Commander and coppers REFUSE to bring any arrestees in to 014!!!

PLEASE!!!! MAC-Daddy... get rid of this crazy ass

******************************

Is she still overdosing on "Mountain Dew" ?

6/18/2011 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Humboldt Park and I assure you no riots were or are taking place.

6/18/2011 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a young dynamic aggressive officer who worked my tail off to get to MSF. I was the "tip of the spear". I worked in the toughest most dangerous neighborhoods citywide. Iam laughing now cuz the city needs my expertise. They should never disband us. Whose laughing now? Me and my MSF team mates!!!

6/18/2011 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you telling us all the vendors in humboldt park are licensed by the city of chicago , that's BS

6/18/2011 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the shit that gets canceled in this city yet this shit fest stays? Having worked this and the south side irish parade, there is no way they should have canceled the south side irish fest and kept this gang banger fest... just wait for buddy bilakin

6/18/2011 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 shots near the tennis court Sat around 1230 am, witnessed it myself. Next PR fest... consider me on vacation.

6/18/2011 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

So this annual PR fest will never be canceled. But They canceled the South Side Irish Parade. What a double standard.

6/18/2011 01:06:00 AM

***************

The SS Irish Parade needed to be cancelled. It waas completely out of control, and all the officers available were given to 022 for it the last 2 years it was held. We had the best, most aggressive officers out there, and it wasn't enough. Too many people, especially out of control people, both from the burbs and the neighborhood.
Also, not well publicized at the time was the fact that in each of the last 2 years it was held, there were 2 massive fights in the CVS parking lot at 111 and Western Ave. In both cases, a teen/young adult suffered a cracked skull, both critical condition. When told of this, the parade committee finally agreed that it was too risky from a liability point to do it anymore.
Trust me, I know quite well about this one.

6/18/2011 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

cpd closes north ave beach but will not close the humboldt park fest , illegals receiving extra police service , unlicensed vendors and again no enforcement by mr broken window

6/18/2011 12:37:00 AM


Those illegal Puerto Ricans must have entered by way of Mexico, you know, the illegal way. Not the usual legal way of getting on an airplane at the airport.

Puerto Rico is part of the United States! Even Stanley Budinski knows that!

6/18/2011 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"MSF and TRU need to be created again."

They're not gone, they're just "detailed", remember?

6/18/2011 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...make your one blunt (smell of burnt cannabis) arrest and then a duck."

NOOO!!!

It says right on MSFs departmentally-approved front page that "eight hours means eight hours" and says they don't get ducks.

All the while implying that other units do get ducks.

Nice. Really professional.

6/18/2011 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UPDATE FROM CAMERA HOUSE - 18.03 on 18 June . . .

For about the last hour the gang bangers have been starting to congregate at the corner of Homan and Beach. The primary colors are YELLOW/BLACK and RED/WHITE. They are mostly on the NORTHWEST and NORTHEAST corners of the intersection.

CPD has been patrolling steadily and keeping the activity down to a dull roar, but the gangs were beginning to take over the street - standing in traffic, flashing signs to vehicles and other gangs - and otherwise bringing traffic to a stop.

We've been using a hand-held to get close-ups of some of the more interesting activity - the new comers - the license plates of interesting vehicles, etc.

Lots of people sitting on top of moving vehicles and the typical horn sounding.

CPD has now stepped up the patrols and the gangs have cleared from the side-walks and the streets.

Traffic is unusually heavy for a Saturday night but not nearly as bad as last year's Saturday during the festival. Between 19.00 and 21.00 it turned into a real riot on the street and we had more than 65 squads just on Homan, between North and Division. This is, so far, much more controlled - Thank you!

There was a chopper circling the park area for a few hours. Don't know if it was CPD of one of the news teams, but we could not get any ID - even through the 2X zoom on a hand held.

We did, before CPD increased patrols about 30 minutes ago, get about half an hour of footage on the hand-held of the gang-bangers in the streets: throwing signs, flagging down cars and stopping them in the middle of Homan Avenue, stopping south bound traffic all the way back to Hermitage. We got some great close-ups of their faces and license numbers of some of the cars which were stopped we had not seen in the area previously.

If any legitimate CPD officer wants access to the camera feed, you can contact me via Lt Pavon of Tact / Gangs. He can give you the IE login URL - sorry, it doesn't work with other browsers. He can also give you my direct contact info and I can send you sources for APPS for Blackberry, iPhone, or HTC phones, along with the login info for smart phones, which is different than the IE URL login.

In the meantime, whether you are working the Park area, or dispatched to another location - tonite or any other time - be safe. We will need decent members of CPD to help re-build Chicago once we get rid of the corrupt judges and politicos.

6/18/2011 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

send in the clowns!

6/18/2011 10:21:00 AM

The best comment EVER!

6/18/2011 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.i like being the tip of the spear.

6/18/2011 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People, please stop crying about the injustice of the termination of the South Side Irish Parade. You sound like fools. I am a South Side Irish Chicagoan and truly loved the event that it USED TO BE. However, it turned into booze fest for every idiot that could find their way to Western Avenue. It is not UNFAIR that it ended and Bud and PR continue- it is logical. It is common, acceptable behavior for the participants and attendees of both Bud and PR Fest to get drunk, high, stupid and combative. Sadly, that is how they celebrate. That IS a family event for them. It is nothing out of the ordinary to whip it out and piss on your neighbors front lawn, screw in their gangway or puke on their porch. It is their way of life and they've either chosen it or accepted it as everyday life. We HAVE NOT and I hope to God that we never do. That is why it was canceled. In my opinion, it showed care and respect for a community that refused to be shit upon (literally) and allow their community to be turned into a ghetto every March.

6/18/2011 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jackass, all of your MSF "team mates" are in 003. HaHaHa now answer the radio

6/18/2011 08:04:00 PM  
Blogger officer2friendly said...

I was there both Thursday and Friday night. It was completely normal for the fest. The PPOs were a little shaky...but that's to be expected. There are very few things that experience can't trump.
That being said...1400 was out of fucking control! Has this bitch ever seen street duty? She was screaming on the radio for NO REASON. She was walking up to veteran officers and ATTEMPTING to belittle them. it was riddiculous. She shut down a music tent that was playing....(wait for it)....MUSIC. I thought a 10-1 was looming.
Yet another boss that is shit nuts.

6/18/2011 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please all admit the honest truth? It was a bad idea to disband MSF and TRU. We were "the quite professionals" and "the tip of the spear". We went into the most dangerous neighborhoods citywide and made it better. MSF and TRU need to be created again. All of the disbanded officers should be sent back to their units.


Oh Please! Quit your whining. Tact teams from districts used to do these types of details and kept the fest under control. What are yoy saying, since MSF and TRU are gone everything is going to go to shit now? Get over it. Units come and go. Deal with it. Signed a 13 year vet. Who worked back in day when Tact Team and officers from outside districts were detailed out to all events.

6/18/2011 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was good to see both 13 n 14 Dist officers saturating the area around the fest. We had many shot fired calls last night both in 13 n 14. Both Dist were present in each case. There was a little bottle throwing action on 14 side but it was controlled. Tonight will be the same.

6/18/2011 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did the funeral go?

6/18/2011 12:22:00 PM



they're holding off, waiting for the inevitable latecomers.

6/18/2011 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vThe SS Irish Parade needed to be cancelled. It waas completely out of control, and all the officers available were given to 022 for it the last 2 years it was held. We had the best, most aggressive officers out there, and it wasn't enough. Too many people, especially out of control people, both from the burbs and the neighborhood.
Also, not well publicized at the time was the fact that in each of the last 2 years it was held, there were 2 massive fights in the CVS parking lot at 111 and Western Ave. In both cases, a teen/young adult suffered a cracked skull, both critical condition. When told of this, the parade committee finally agreed that it was too risky from a liability point to do it anymore.
Trust me, I know quite well about this one.

6/18/2011 05:25:00 PM

I'm not Irish nor did I go to the parade but how do you compare a fight at the parade as being worse or more out of control than a week of fights, stabbings and shootings at the PR fest

6/18/2011 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's laughing now, clown? ( Adam Sandler)

6/18/2011 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can honestly say that I believe this is the last year for the TASTE, the city lujacked it to the park district and I predict that there will be big problems there this year, The THUGS are going to run up against some serious opposition with the Anglo Saxon boys and the macho Hispanic men who are very family oriented. When Dude disrepects their women and kids look out. What a shame, that there is not going to be enough POLICE there thisyear, Our SWAT boys will work overtime walking around with backpacks with the new cut down rifles. Inside of these packs they will have Police baseball caps, and when they have to deploy, out and on go the caps and the guns get taken out of the bag. It's a Covert Operation, So SHH, don't pass this around, Sorry AK but you my man are losing your mind, this ain't Blackwater.

6/18/2011 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

USE CAUTION!

This year the city has made the determination that it is safe to staff the midway of PR Fest entirely with PPO's. According to the order, which is all BS to cover downtown, each PPO was allegedly assigned to a PO. In actuality, a minimum of 10 PPO's were supervised by one lone PO! This feat of stupidity unnecessarily places each PPO in a precarious position of possibly losing their job due to a lack of supervision and as every exempt on the Department should know major scandals and catastrophes have been a result of supervision policies like this one. If this were not enough, downtown reduced the manpower 5 to 6 teams each night and the fest manpower was approved by the tact Lt & D/C. Talk about a recipe for disaster!

6/18/2011 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UPDATE: 23.00

CD had been able to keep Kimball Avenue, between North and Division, pretty much clear and open all day, but that broke down completely after 21.30,

The gang bangers began to congregate in earnest on both Kimball / Beach and Kimball / LeMoyne, and set-up a total street shut-down mid-way between the two, in the alley, next to the white garage, on the east side of Homan.

The street is now totally out of control and mostly shut down.

We just made our first call to 911 and the female operator who took the call kept asking if there was a parade going on. We finally gave in and said, "yes, and it is not a legal parade because it is gang bangers and they are totally blocking traffic now."

So far, no vehicles dispatched, but both the fire truck and the ambulance who came through with lights flashing and sirens blaring had a very difficult time getting through and, hopefully, they also notified their dispatch of the now corrupted streets.

Wonder if anything will be done or we will begin our, what has become annual, fight with 911 to get someone dispatched . . .

6/18/2011 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10-1 at North/Sawyer at 2320 hours

6/18/2011 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a young dynamic aggressive officer who worked my tail off to get to MSF. I was the "tip of the spear". I worked in the toughest most dangerous neighborhoods citywide. Iam laughing now cuz the city needs my expertise. They should never disband us. Whose laughing now? Me and my MSF team mates!!!

6/18/2011 04:45:00 PM


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It's good to see that the Ultimate Tactical Warrior (UTW) has returned to the blog.

6/18/2011 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No chaos at Humboldt Fri but Sat a waay different story. Who said Tru and MSF were the spearhead????

Yea they spearheaded their way to 3 hour lunches at Portillos and Ricobenes

6/18/2011 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UPDATE 23.20: 911 did dispatch to the area. I am certain that having CFD and the Paramedics make radio calls at about the same time we called did not hurt anything, either.

CPD's finest are doing their best at this time. They swept the streets in the area with several drive throughs and that only stopped the rowdiness and gangs for the moment they were there.

Next thing we know the helicopter was overhead and there were several blue and whites with lights and sirens. They are now at either end of Homan - one at North and one at Division, and the traffic is significantly lighter.

There are also two blue and whites at Beach and Homan but they are far outnumbered - with only 4 officers to the probably 50 or more gang members who are still holding ground at the white garage on the east side of the street, midway between Beach and LeMoyne on Homan.

Thanks, Officers - but this is not worth getting killed over and they have guns, too. [None we've seen tonite - but have all too frequently at other times.]

So, now it is the standoff between the cockroaches and CPD. Someone care to call in the scoops from Soylent Green?

6/18/2011 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous C.White said...

Nothing on Twitter for #Chicago but positive things (that's good PR). #HumboldtPark has a killing from the 15th. Are the gang bangers not into Twitter in Chicago?

6/18/2011 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to Camera House: " THANK YOU CPD - for putting your lives on the line every time you hit the street. A very special thank you from the residents of the West Humboldt Park area who are truly appreciative of all your efforts to make this a safe place to live.

May God be with you in your work, wherever it takes you".

Don't get a playground named after you, I am being serious, I'm retired and what you are doiing is great but just be really fucking careful.

6/18/2011 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UPDATE: 00.15 - Sunday, 19 June, 2011

Saturday night's shutdown of Homan Avenue, by members of several different gangs, had turned into a "memorial service on wheels" for Jovany Diaz, with many of the vehicles which were participating in the unauthorized parade and shutdown bedecked with "RIP JOVANY DIAZ" memorials and pictures affixed to, and painted onto, the vehicles.

Homan Avenue, between Division and North, is now clear of almost everyone and everything except CPD.

The chopper I noticed earlier is indeed a CPD vehicle, and has a very high powered spotlight. The four officers who initially responded at Beach and Homan, after assessing the situation, called for reinforcements and they came in droves.

Marked blue and whites, unmarked, the helicopter, with the aforementioned chopper, complete with LA style searchlight, augmented by more than 16 all terrain vehicles - showed up in force, from all directions, to take back the streets.

It was very interesting to note that even after being approached by officers on foot, members of the gangs initially refused to disburse. Those gang members who live on the north side of the street, in the middle of the 3400 block of West Beach, attempted to stand and retain the northwest corner of the intersection of Beach and Homan, but were finally persuaded when outnumbered by the group of officers who approached them on foot and asked them to leave a second time.

Three known gang members absolutely refused to leave the southwest corner of Beach and Homan - until the all-terrain vehicles showed up. That surprised most of the cock roaches who quickly beat it in every direction - only to be followed by the ATVs - the drivers of which were all dressed in riot helmets and ready to enforce the law.

As part of the process, those who responded did a very thorough job of sweeping not only the primary streets, but also of sweeping the side-streets, alleys, and following-through on both disbursing, and ensuring that no one else entered the area.

THANK YOU - OFFICERS OF THE CPD, for a JOB WELL DONE!

When there are a couple of hundred gang members holding the street hostage, as there were tonight, on Homan Avenue, between Beach and LeMoyne, it can be a difficult task to safely engage the enemy.

As now, 00.35, there are still cars patrolling with the lights on, but the street has now returned to normal and it appears as if CPD lost no officers in the process.

Keep up the excellent work Officers - but PLEASE STAY SAFE!

6/19/2011 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.i like being the tip of the spear.

6/18/2011 07:48:00 PM



which makes you a dildo.

6/19/2011 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and all the officers available were given to 022 for it the last 2 years it was held. We had the best, most aggressive officers out there, and it wasn't enough. Too many....

Bull Shit. "They"-Upper CPD management(FGross & CO.) cut and cut and cut manpower every year.It got out of control because we were NOT given the Manpower needed for such a large scale event.FGross had the bright idea to put up "No Drinking/No Alcoholic Beverage" Signs along the route, instead of giving us the Manpower that was NEEDED.
This cluster fuck evolved from "quality of life issues" to bonafide crimes against person/property. Pull the tapes, listen to the 10-1's. All because of fucked up upper CPD management, not the "foot soldiers".
LTJG

6/19/2011 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: 10-1 at North/Sawyer at 2320 hours

Yeah, 1400 on scene and would make a decision... D.R. showed up and took charge and the street was cleared after a pretty decent scuffle...Arrests made and someone got TASED. Outside unit was in area asking for the car that called the 10-1 and no one would come up...Couple cars called by specific beat number, " Not me, Not us" Unbelievable, don't get people hurt calling it if you're not going to do the right thing...

6/19/2011 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Father's Day
if only the taxpayers of Beverly could receive police protection like the puerto ricans and
mr & mrs richy shortshanks
beverly has 1 police car while some private citizens have 2 police cars to chauffer them to part time jobs

6/19/2011 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope it's slow night at the PR fest tonight. Choppers flying around make me feel like I'm living in war torn 3rd world country.

6/19/2011 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: The SSI Parade:
It was CPD Upper Mgmt. ie. Special Events(gross) and above, that replaced Real, Live PO's with:
TMA's
Signs
Barricades
Yellow Tape
Unmanned,empty squad cars

Place the blame on them, and add in a mix of jag-off suburbanites. Not the Coppers that had little to no resources to deal with the shit storm. Fuck it let Tinley, Orland, and Oak Forest have their own SSI Parades. Thats where most of the arrestees were from, and thats where their families all fled to from the South Side neighborhoods.

6/19/2011 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saturday night was very busy, a few 10-1's, a lot of assist calls, shots fired, foot chases etc. we were able to keep it together, even though we were largely outnumbered. There were so many arrests that 014 stopped taking prisoners, all prisoners sent to 025...

6/19/2011 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a young dynamic aggressive officer who worked my tail off to get to MSF. I was the "tip of the spear". I worked in the toughest most dangerous neighborhoods citywide. Iam laughing now cuz the city needs my expertise. They should never disband us. Whose laughing now? Me and my MSF team mates!!!

6/18/2011 04:45:00 PM

Seriously????? I am embarrassed for you. But you are right, the department and city would fall to ruins without your "expertise".(trying..giggle.. to keep..giggle.. a straight face..giggle...Not working!) Thanks Superman I had a great laugh!

6/20/2011 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bobGangs... City life in 2011

Gangs

Let us be honest about gangs. They are not loose groups of wild kids, that definition might have been accurate 40 years ago but now they have evolved into something more sinister. The gangs have become full fledged governments complete with what defines a government:

Gangs have a turf, or territorial footprint; gangs make and enforce their own laws and customs; Gangs collect taxes; Gangs have a ruling class of officials; and gangs make treaties.

Like any legitimate governing body gangs also: Order executions, fund and train a standing army, enter into business, and last of all go to war.

These activities have been allowed to fester and grow under the noses of city officials while warnings from the good guys — like teachers and cops — are totally ignored. If things keep going like this, the problem will grow even more deadly.

6/23/2011 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

United States of America Independence Day July 4th fireworks cancelled in Chicago due to the high cost to the city in these tough economic times.

Don't worry though, Puerto Rican Independence day celebration and parade will go on for the entire 9 days at a cost of 9 Million dollars to the taxpayers.

My only question is, why are the legal, hardworking, taxpaying residents of this city allowed to be treated like residents of a third world country and every thug, theif, criminal and illegal alien here are treated like royalty????????????????

It's time to form taxpayers united militia. A group of middle class citizens who pay the bills for this city to run. We need this group to combat the wasteful spending on the 25% who refuse to work and the 1% of big business who our tax dollars are given to so they can finance the campaigns of these socialist monarchs.

People, if we don't ban together now and stand up for ourselves we will continue to be fools for the city and will eventually be in the group of the 25% earning poverty level wages. The only difference is we will still be working as opposed to sitting at home.

Here's a novel idea you midget m*therfucker. We elected you to represent us and what we want. We didn't elect you because you're the sharpest knife in the drawer. So just keep catering to the non-working 25% welfare recipiants and the 1% of big business and keep ignoring the people who are actually paying the bills and we will be all declaring personal bankruptcy to get back at the banks who filed bankruptcy just to level the playing field. It's our turn to be bailed out and if you're not going to help the people who pay the bills then were not paying anymore. Got it you f*cking j*goff. Hope you have a retreat in the holy city and I'm not talking about where the vice lord nation was founded.

6/24/2011 11:35:00 AM  

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