Sunday, June 26, 2011

Private Security?

What's this?
  • The officers working Operation Protect Youth, which is a joke anyway, are being ordered to follow 5 food trucks all day long to the ghetto to watch them hand out free lunches. That's 5 two man cars and a Sergeant down for 8 hours a day five days a week for the whole summer to be private security for a program initiated by Michelle Obama and her friends. My guess is it is costing taxpayers $25000 a week Couldn't these officers be used for something better? Especially if we are so short on the street.
Can anyone confirm? This isn't what the OPY Program was initially conceived to do, but then again, that program started in Chicago ever ends up being anything but a monumental waste of time, man-hours and resources?

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56 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont say ''free'' lunch near my partner...he ll drive in on his day off.

6/26/2011 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's total bullshit! How can I get that gig?

6/26/2011 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SIGN ME UP!!

6/26/2011 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, its the "healthy" buses that stop at some of the schools. And yes, it is true. The buses are old cta busses that were donated by the city to this PRIVATE enterprise. Now the cpd is babysitting them on the taxpayer dime. So another politically connected company gets free security from the police department at all of the taxpayers expense... how about put those cars on michigan ave or at the beaches or taste to free up all of the tact teams and gang teams that are being assigned to the taste.. or just have them roam the busy districts helping out...what a joke

6/26/2011 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mad?

6/26/2011 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year 005 CAPS officers had to follow food trucks to DOLTON!!

6/26/2011 03:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares anymore.

6/26/2011 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did it and it's stupid beyond all reasoning. I just loved how the people handing out the food made sure to tell the kids that Auntee Michelle Obama is providing their food in attempt to buy more votes for her loser husband that couldn't lead his way out of a wet paper bag.

6/26/2011 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just drive by and throw the food out the window.

6/26/2011 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 beat cars down, no wagon, damn near no rapids and a rap. Yeah, lets send some coppers to do this. We are down 125 po's in my district from a few years ago.

That light at the end of the tunnel is a damn train.

6/26/2011 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did it. They are not buses but blue Pepsico vans that say Food for Good on them. They go to shitty ghetto apartment buildings or areas where there might be a lot of kids, but always near an apt building. They set up a table and stay there for 20 minutes. Officers have to be there with them and have to be out of the car. Officers are given a copy of their route including when they take their 20 MINUTE LUNCH. We were told to add 5 minutes to each side of their scheduled lunch to make up the 30 minutes. Which pretty much means you're brining your lunch and eating it in the car. Its pretty dumb.

6/26/2011 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was part of Da Mayos last goodbye 75 million dollar give away Thank You to certain voters in the city. This will surely be brought up in the future when Nora runs for mayor. 75 million and most of the food is tossed in the garbage. 75 million could have been used to hire some additional officers!!!! Da Mayo could have been the best comedian around since he is biggest JOKE in Chicago!

6/26/2011 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is all at the behest of Chief Williams. 3:36 am mentioned Dolton. Williams is hooked up with a Dolton police officer who is close to BHO. McCarthy probably doesn't know (again). because Eugene only tells when he is deep shit. Williams is carrying water hoping to get a security job when he leaves, which we all hope is soon!!! Maybe somebody will put a bug in McCarthy's ear. Private security should be provided for this little expedition and the officers should be used for some other activity, Lakefront, Englewood, Summer school, POLICE WORK!!!!

6/26/2011 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is true, these trucks are feeding kids and the officers are there to ensure nothing happens to them, and the volunteers. They go into high crime areas and it's better to be safe then sorry, besides it's only staffed by admin Officers and Sergeants which is a good use resources otherwise it would require district Officers to be down. Also it shows the community that CPD cares about children, hence the name "Operation Protect Youth"

6/26/2011 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they have any of that free 'guvment cheese? Luv that free stuff.

6/26/2011 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The officers working Operation Protect Youth, which is a joke anyway, are being ordered to follow 5 food trucks all day long to the ghetto to watch them hand out free lunches.
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Is this some kind of new punishment?? Sustained CR??

6/26/2011 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, call me a naive dumbazz suburby-ite - - but are you telling me that a bus clearly marked and intended to help people with FOOD needs protection ? Is it that dangerous in the 'hood' that the thugs would do their mayhem next to a bus giving food to their mothers and children ? Astounded out in the burbs, and thats where I'm staying this summer, no more "Taste" or lakefront for me, I'm DONE, FORGIVE me for valuing my life and limbs, and THANKYOU for what was a great city in the PAST

6/26/2011 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just route those buses down Michigan Ave and past North Ave beach. Two for the price of one. Problem solved.

6/26/2011 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"dont say ''free'' lunch near my partner...he ll drive in on his day off."

Ha! Coppers are funny!

6/26/2011 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you heard about "Community Watchers" funded through New Hope Treatment Program? Another program through CPD. They are all criminals and addicts. Arrest records and positive drug screens all day long.

That's who is walking the children to school safely. As predicted and taxpayers are paying for it. So you have the same parents who raised the animals who can't behave themselves because they didn't watch their own kids are now watching students and getting paid for it.

6/26/2011 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I had to do it and is was BS! The Sgt. tells you to try to get some activity also. What a joke. That program was a one week vacation on the city cause nobody did shit!!

6/26/2011 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is true. When schools are out, this is one of the things they have you do for 8 hours. Can't have the precious house mice doing anything that might get them hurt. Like creating a school unit that is not "really" a school unit as long as you don't go in the schools but just stay outside.
Hey Rahm, there are a few officers and Sgt running this unit from 61st and Racine you could add to your 650. Then you can say 653 officers.

6/26/2011 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much food is in the bus....?

6/26/2011 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now we're feeding our masses like the UN does in third world countries and protecting the food from looters.

We are a mess.

6/26/2011 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger Stopthepresses2 said...

Sounds like some Third World shit, where the U.N. Peace Keepers have to protect food handouts. What have we become Haiti?

6/26/2011 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would food trucks need a police escort? Are we in Somalia? Should PH1 provide air support and ask whether they have permission to engage unfriendlies who might raid the government cheese?

6/26/2011 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just follow orders and shut up.

6/26/2011 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chicago is now a 3rd world country . armed police officers to protect food truck from roaming savages , people shot all over but the food truck gets police escort
it sounds like cpd is now a private security company
can we say pay to play

6/26/2011 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look who runs OPY......what a goof

6/26/2011 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are now somalia

6/26/2011 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

UN real what a shit hole we live in Im retired and love this city BUt boy does it suck

6/26/2011 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why... It's government sponsored racism!
How come there's no bus loads of free food coming to Edison Park ? High taxes, tuition and no overtime are sending me to the poor farm.
How about this, can I at least get a 2 man car to just drive down my block once in a while, maybe drop off a block of that government cheese too?

6/26/2011 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me understand we are giving more free shit away and we need coppers to make sure truck is not ripped off? Then i read the comments in today's suntimes and some idiotic lady writes in her opinion that calling people that destroyed the beaches animals is racist! Yea ok the reality is all the assholes that did this shit were BLACK not normal black folks they act like ANIMALS! Hope that stupid lady that wrote that never gets robbed and beaten by a poor black youth the people that do this are ANIMALS and must be controlled and locked up,caged like animals WTF!

6/26/2011 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Operation Protect Youth is supposed to keep kids safe in the critical hours as school is dismissed.
It is NOT supposed to protect FOOD. Particularly not food in trucks belonging to private purveyors.
Theft? Misdirection of funds? Perhaps of Federal funds, come to think of it. Conspiracy to defraud...

6/26/2011 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous say what said...

by the looks of them,they could stand to miss lunch.maybe they could put something in the lunch, that would stop them from being so violent.so with afree lunch,and guns off the street,the killing will stop.why are you shaking your head? is it all bs.

6/26/2011 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More entitlements=more debt. America will destroy itself by giving away everything. And in return more people will become uproductive members of society.

6/26/2011 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

THEY SHOULD JUST PARK ACROSS THE STREET FROM POLICE STATIONS!!!

DO-GOODERS OUT TO HELP BUT THE STILL FEAR THE NATIVES.

CAN I HAVE NACHO CHEESE WITH MY HOT CHIPS FOR A QUARTER?

6/26/2011 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OPY-joke
CTA special-joke
work the tubes-joke
O'Hare-joke
CHA-joke

All special is a fucking joke, but it's a great way to make some easy dough. Nobody does a fucking thing that has any value. They want you to follow buses for 50 or so an hour? Do it and enjoy the cash. Or don't sign up and leave a spot for someone who will appreciate it.

6/26/2011 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bread and Circuses to the Democrat Masses.

Feed'em and Breed'em.

Work for what you get...NO WAY!

6/26/2011 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

005 is a shithole. Hi Tiff!

6/26/2011 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger PATRIOT said...

this is Blatent Misuse of CPD Police personnel, for non-police functions. If a Republican Administration were doing it, you'd never hear the end of it, and every one of the Crookagoland Socialist operated News Stations on Radio and Television would have stories on about it, but not here in the Kremlin by the lake.

6/26/2011 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true, I worked OPY a bunch of times when I was at 35th. They have been doing that for a couple of years already. Nothing new....move along!!

6/26/2011 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are the servants of this city,if you don't need a sandwich then mind your own business,sounds like you ain't the police anyway,what don't we do that's totally ridiculous,we do what we are told and get paid to go home safe ,so stfu!

6/26/2011 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, call me a naive dumbazz suburby-ite - - but are you telling me that a bus clearly marked and intended to help people with FOOD needs protection ? Is it that dangerous in the 'hood' that the thugs would do their mayhem next to a bus giving food to their mothers and children
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I guess you didn't hear the clown story. Yes, they are that dangerous and barbaric that they would attack a food truck sent to feed their children. They also rape, rob and kill while they collect their welfare payments that you work for.

6/26/2011 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did they try this before? oh yeah...mogadishu!

6/26/2011 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's and idea. As long as the moron at the Board of Education wants CPS teachers to visit their ghetto students, why don't they also deliver the free food.

This would save police officers the bullshit detail and allow them back on the street where they could complete the reports needed to record the incidents of aggravated battery and robberies of the teachers.

Two birds with one stone, so to speak.

6/26/2011 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did it. They are not buses but blue Pepsico vans that say Food for Good on them. They go to shitty ghetto apartment buildings or areas where there might be a lot of kids, but always near an apt building. They set up a table and stay there for 20 minutes. Officers have to be there with them and have to be out of the car. Officers are given a copy of their route including when they take their 20 MINUTE LUNCH. We were told to add 5 minutes to each side of their scheduled lunch to make up the 30 minutes. Which pretty much means you're brining your lunch and eating it in the car. Its pretty dumb.

6/26/2011 06:55:00 AM

You an ASSHOLE if you did not speak up for yourself & demand your full 30 minutes at a restaurant of your choice & don't forget your 15 minute personnal. Fuck these mutants & splibs!

6/26/2011 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are they getting these free meals when momma already gets LINK? Why do we have to feed this kids, isn't it the parent's responsibility? this is a waste of taxpayer's money.

6/27/2011 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can see how the protect the youth people are upset at following food buses and why wouldn't they be? this cuts into their running errands time. they don't stay around the schools like they are supposed to...look for the 4500 series cars..everywhere they are not supposed to be...

6/27/2011 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OPY-joke
CTA special-joke
work the tubes-joke
O'Hare-joke
CHA-joke

All special is a fucking joke, but it's a great way to make some easy dough. Nobody does a fucking thing that has any value. They want you to follow buses for 50 or so an hour? Do it and enjoy the cash. Or don't sign up and leave a spot for someone who will appreciate it.

6/26/2011 01:58:00 PM

FYI - OPY is not special enjoyment. It is manned by administrative people who are required to do one week of it per quarter. I know it is house mice doing it, but they fall under our contract too and it sounds like they are getting screwed. Grievance should be filed.

6/27/2011 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems to me the most likely thing is that they need cops to force the little dears to eat their arugula on whole wheat sandwiches.

6/27/2011 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would food trucks need a police escort? Are we in Somalia? Should PH1 provide air support and ask whether they have permission to engage unfriendlies who might raid the government cheese?


LMAO!!! that is too funny.

6/27/2011 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true. You do nothing. In addition to the van a POV with four additional employees follow along. This group tags along to entertain the kids with games. What I've seen is kids tossing oranges around because they don't like them. In some instances the whole lunch. Too healthy, no fried chicken. They might hand out 10-15 lunches. Sorry no cheese.

6/27/2011 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't even see why this made the blog. This program is available to any child between the age of 1-18 and having LINK is not a requirement. Some people do fall on hard times, have you noticed the increase in people in areas like Naperville patronizing food pantries? For those that who have worked it and are complaining, you could have always volunteered to go back to Patrol in place of some of the people who were recently sent back.

6/27/2011 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone post the route for the remainder of the summer so I can be in that area and feed my kids?

6/28/2011 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe you can write them a littering ticket,you know they just drop everything when they be done. these peeps don't know what a garbage can is.

6/28/2011 08:45:00 PM  

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