Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Strap In - Here it Comes

Elected on a platform of lies and continuing to feed the media lines of bullshit (which the media savors as if it were the finest steak) regarding manpower that hasn't resulted in anywhere near 750 cops "back" on the street, Rahm has McTool bring out the big knife:
  • Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday he’s been asked to cut $190 million from the Police Department’s $1.3 billion annual budget and would only get halfway there by eliminating police vacancies.

    “We are looking at absolutely everything. There are ways to save money but the question is, how close to the bone do we have to get?” McCarthy said.

    “We have to eliminate about $190 million. We are at a point right now that, if we eliminated all our vacancies, we would save approximately $93 million. That gets us about halfway.”

    There are about 13,500 budgeted positions for sworn officers and about 1,400 vacancies. About 775 officers are on medical leave, a department spokeswoman said.

We expect we're headed to a 10,000, maybe even a 9,000 man department. With anywhere from 3,500 to 4,500 less cops paying into the pension, that's another whole can of worms.

The article says McTool has eliminated "several layers of the command structure." Most of those spots were unfilled or had their occupants moved to other cushy spots.

The FOP trenches better be deep as once again, Alder-asshole Beale targets duty availability and uniform allowances - you know, that duty availability they're all claiming we're about to earn while they cancel the 5B and Fifth period furloughs next year? And the money we took in lieu of Contract raises for so many years since it relieved the City of having to raise pension contributions.

And you better get used to that 120,000 mile hotbox you're pushing from call to call.

Rahm has all the makings of a complete disaster for Chicago.

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243 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I was at year 30, I got a long way to go and and long time to deal with this B.S.

8/31/2011 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here It Comes Boys and Girls!!!
The phasing out of the Uniform Allowance displaced by a CFD Uniform Swap. No Shift Differencial for the 2nd Watch which was asinine in the first place, and keeping the old squads until 175,000 miles. These were just some of the line items talked about for years waiting for the right time to attempt to implement.

8/31/2011 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

Yes, go after all the fakers on the medical. Perhaps a manditory yearly power test to keep your job too. Its been found that poor health and low physical activity reduce police performance thus many claiming medical problems.

8/31/2011 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the alder-creatures really cared about this city they'd reduce their numbers as well, but we know that will never happen.

8/31/2011 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous SCC Fan said...

McNutty "removed" several layers of Command structure, but created even MORE Command spots to put those that got shuffled!!! What a complete joke! Much like CPS, this Department is a top heavy, bureaucratic mess. The fact that so many of these triple merit assholes kept Exempt status proves it is STILL all about the votes...especially the Reverends' votes.

8/31/2011 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is unrealistic to think for a moment that the City can justify a police department that was 13,500 with a decreased population. We lost 200,000 in the last census and that probably does not count illegal dry wall hangers. We have elected Democrat Mayors for more than 75 yrs., few have had any love or respect for the police. We are getting what we deserve.

8/31/2011 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1 Close down several Districts. i.e. 012, 013, etc.

#2 Eliminate numerous exempt positions.

#3 Bye Bye CAPS.

#4 Medical roll must be modified.

#5 Additional inside jobs for P.O.'s should be eliminated. Replace them with civilians.

8/31/2011 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get rid of that Commander Judy Martin who is in charge of a 6 man unit. Why do we need to pay her Commanders pay for a unit of that size? She is never at work anyways plus she is useless.

8/31/2011 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This that ppo/director of the crystal ball unit still making the big bucks? Get real that Unit is or was a waste.

8/31/2011 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you think we got it bad,rumor has it rahm may layoff firefighters!

8/31/2011 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw his interview on Chicago tonight, he answered a viewer's question about his campaign promise to add 1000 cops by saying he was specifically talking about reassigning current officers.

8/31/2011 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is going after pensions next!

8/31/2011 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy is a Douche Bag.
"NYDB" says it all.

8/31/2011 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You get what you pay for....

8/31/2011 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get out as soon as you can.

8/31/2011 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, that big mouth Shields had before is sure tight lately. I think our next contract will be in the negative

8/31/2011 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Save money
close districts 13 and 21
assign forensic investigators to detective division , to process and investigate crimes
reduce command staff , VCD , MLAS ,
Detail Unit , Crime Lab , ERPS etc
Assign Lieutenants as Watch Commanders , Eliminate Captains ,
Lieutenants are acting watch commanders 80% of time .

8/31/2011 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cut the number of aldermen, especially Beale. Cut their office budget. I am glad my husband is retiring with the animals out there knowing the police are at their mercy. If the crazy mayor had a full force police dept, he may be making money on parking tickets, traffic stops and anything else that carries a fine. Right now, when schools let out, all cars are at the schools and other crimes against citizens are ignored. Once he retires we are out of this soon to become Detroit or Gary.
I guess him and his bud the pres, are meant to destroy. His goal is to destroy Chicago, and his bud the pres is to destroy the USA.

8/31/2011 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's next, eliminate all O.T. and swip in and out?

8/31/2011 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: But important. Rahm was at a town hall meeting recently. He was was asked about cutting the number of aldercreatures and their pay. Rahm stated that the savings was too small to make any differance, so that's not an options. WTF! $35-$50 million saved is not enough to talk about, but wants to nickel and dimes every other department in the city. He must be taking a lesson from DICK Daly. "ALWAYS KEEP 50 EXTRA LAYERS OF SOLID SHIT AROUND TO DO YOUR DIRT AND TO TAKE THE HIT WHEN SHIT STARTS TO HIT THE FAN!"

8/31/2011 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Westside, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Just like Judy Weis was brought in as a Hatchet Man, so too was McStake...only for a much grander decimation of the CPD.

If McCarthy's ass-kissing at St. Sabina wasn't indicator enough that he's here solely to do the politicians' bidding, this should make it crystal clear.

And it's only just beginning, folks. Wait until the talks about paring-down our pension and other benefits start around contract negotiation time.

The Brain Trust at HQ is having round-the-clock brainstorming sessions as we speak. Their goal? How to apply the Stroke Job to end all Stroke Jobs to the rank and file to convince and pacify us to get through the G8 without too much resistance from the expendable, lowly blue shirts that will be manning the front lines.

The Brassholes' two biggest obstacles? The majority of us aren't as stupid or gullible as they'd like to believe and the fear that this latest "Rahmshell" may strengthen our resolve.

Garry "McStake" McCarthy...Fall Guy Extraordinaire.

Hmmm. McFallguy?

8/31/2011 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop providing Police protection for that little pimp who used to be mayor. It's about time the daley family learned how to wipe their own butts !!!!

Same goes for Burke & family !!!

8/31/2011 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of cutting all beat copper spots how about get rid of the countless take home cars some coppers have. There are so many coppers using take home cars only to drive to and from work in. What a huge waste of money this is. Fuel, insurance, mileage, etc. etc. Just think of the money we could save by selling these cars or putting them back into patrol. The little things like this can save money.

Next start cutting the overloaded exempt positions. Way too many high paid bosses that just overlap each other.

8/31/2011 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. Its ok. We have a thirty year old that's never attended a FOP meeting prior to his election leading us. We will be fine.

8/31/2011 09:01:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

that 190 million sounds pretty close to what the retro payout was last year--- just wait until november, there is going to be a shit load of guys putting in par forms--- if they don't hire some more coppers right now their will be big problems next year--- you need at least 500 right now--- double shift the academy, 250 in the morning and another 250 at night--- even look at some lateral transfers, there are plenty of laid off coppers around the country right now looking for work---

8/31/2011 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morpheus gave neo 2 options, the blue bill, that ends the game and you get back to normal, or the red pill, that starts the decent into the rabbit HOLE. Mayor light finger klepto, is that HOLE. Enjoy the ride, you red pill swallowing sheeple. You voted for this piece of lying garbage. Remember he's an actor, who got kicked out of the white house, because of his deception and strongarm tactics, that rubbed most of the elected officials, the wrong way. BrObama had to find a way to help the little guy. He had to make sure the pritzkers and his other, same religion patrons, that placed and financed his bid for the presidency, wouldnt get upset. Lightfinger, muscled his way into shitcago, by way of charlie rose. He let be known, he was coming, while Daley, already screwed by the meter and skyway deal, had to concede. The Reader, Ben Jovarsky and the other great reporters, being the only legit paper in town, has been the publics only means of getting the truth. Sure Tim Novac, at the suntimes, has tried. The fix was in. Chicago, Wake Up! FOP, where are you shields, wake up!!! Your aspirations, should be to represent the men and women in blue, not be up Rahm's rabbit hole. The little soviet wants to make sure the win in 2012, is on the backs of the "worker" of this city, particulary, the union worker. He started by hitting us, where it hurts, our pensions and our safety, per attrition. A practice started by the previous soviet comrade, Daley. Enough of his bullshit ballet, its time this failed experiment, gets his tutu handed to him. Register and Vote Republican! If we do it in masses, this would be the biggest FU, that will be seen and heard around the World......ok...ok...who am i kidding, This is chicago, illinois, in cook county. Home of the Crooked Democratic machine and the sheeple that support it. Thank you SCC, one of the best blogs in america, for letting me blow off some steam

8/31/2011 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eliminate a shitload of the exempts who are useless. Chop down some of these redundant boss positions. You know the boss who over sees 3 p.o.s who count paper clips.

8/31/2011 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 years ago,we had 9,127 sworn officers. They have officers on the active roster who have retired or passed away. We average 500-600 retirements a year. They have stolen from our pension fund for years! Now we have the G 8 & NATO conferences in May 2012..They are intentionally destroying the Chicago Police Department. McCarthy has no integrity or self respect. Boatloads of narcissistic sociopathic tendencies. No self respect because sold his soul to a bunch of scumbag politicians. It was easy for him to do..He has that Federal civil rights investigation hanging over his head. Rahm probably told him:"Ya do what I want and it will go away".

8/31/2011 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im confused. If you aren't hiring now to fill the vacancy how is eliminating the vacancy saving money. Man these goofs can double talk.

8/31/2011 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One job at a time!

Hold me down waiting on R service.

8/31/2011 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not just put in an advance request for a armored division to handle the G-8 & Nato. Save all that OT.

8/31/2011 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the taxpayers who are the backbone of this city ARE GOING TO GET FUCKED EVEN HARDER. Down cars in "slow districts" are commonplace on all watches already. But then, of course, those are the districts that have wards that went to Chico in that sham of an election. It is already common knowledge that you already shortchange those wards in city services.

Garry, grow a pair and stand up to this guy while he decimates our department.

One man cars on all watches will be the norm in most districts. Officers getting shot at more, shooting more, challenged more, down and undermanned cars will be the norm everywhere and coppers getting seriously hurt and killed will be the norm. Like Daley, you'll consider that as doing the cost of business.

Blow me Rham, if the city is in so much trouble why did your brother's company get so large a tax break on the land destroying Lollapalooza? If every income stream counts, why did The William Morris Agency skate on millions of dollars?

You represent the Democratic Party which has done nothing but loot this country, state, county and city for years and now you want to fuck over the people who truly pay the bills.

You are only interested in padding your resume for a run for higher office in a couple of years. Keep telling the
world that you are just a lowly public servant-but don't forget to say how you cashed in on your connections with the Clintons to become a multi millionaire

You want to save serious money? Stop the free ride of generations of welfare, LINK and ADC abuse.

PS--Fuck You to Luis Gutierrez also, those illegals take a lot more than they give back. 1/4th of the Mexican economy is money wired back from the US. The true winners are the stock holders of Western Union. Send them all back and let their government take care of them.

PPS--Rahm stop invoking your uncle LS, you are not fit to discuss him and his service, he was a great copper, you are a 'roid on the anus of The Left.

8/31/2011 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not cut out all the free lunches, Jordan sneakers, sony walkmans/laptops. Why not refine welfare. Theres about 600 trillion right there.

8/31/2011 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields was put in there to fight and fight he better! It's time to look out for the lowley P.O.'s and stop looking for cuts on their backs. If Shields doesn't step up lets get him the hell out next term. They always say we are the most important part of the police department, but then piss on us. There are plenty of places to look for cuts and the working blue shit isn't it. Lets start by eliminating all the take home cars. HUGE WASTE!!!

8/31/2011 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a retired guy, let me comment: I think the availability pay should go to those who work the worst districts and the night watches, not to anyone else. Things are changing, the money is just not there. The teachers will soon have to recognize this as will all public employees. It will be an interesting time for contract negotiations. The Civic Federation is behind these changes. I wonder if Rahm will go to Springfield to get legislation passed which would also limit contracts for all public employees ?

8/31/2011 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job Garry!!!! Within 6 months of taking over he has brought the department up to full strength. And all the money saved from "reshuffling the upper management" is a bonus. Oh yea that's right, NOBODY was demoted meaning NO COST SAVINGS. DTEB was "demoted" from Deputy Supt to Chief but still makes DS pay. Same with Cuello and Murphy and I still have no idea why Chief Williams reports to Chief Brown. All part of the "Office of Redundancy"

8/31/2011 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a lot of you never satisfied wanna b's miss Shortshank and Jfled now. Little Tiny Dancer 2.5 and Mcstat are going to screw all of us where it hurts most, our pockets.

8/31/2011 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article is still reporting the lie that rham has added 700 officers to patrol. Around 500 of those officers were already working the streets but reporters are to lazy or scared to ask why they are being counted.

8/31/2011 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eliminating Daleys and burkes security details would save around a million dollars but that won't happen

8/31/2011 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quit giving exempts take home cars.

8/31/2011 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see the foundation being laid to declare bankruptcy. Everyone will be left dangling in the wind. Save your pennies boys and girls. Oh hell maybe the Mayan, Inca? Indian prediction the world will end in 2012 will spare/ us from the whirlwind of shit we're in.

8/31/2011 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HaHaHa. And everyone of you assholes from the 41st ward who voted for the Rahm-Quinn-Obama bootlickers O'Connor and Mulroe deserve absolutely everything you get-or don't get! See ya at yhe Heritage Center, chumps.

8/31/2011 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, since I make nowhere near the alderman and don't have a budget of a million dollars or a take-home car (why do they need that???????) how about we look at people like alderman Beale and his cost to the city? The money we can save that is waisted in our current aldermanic system.

8/31/2011 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Pure concentrated bullshit...

Aren't these idiots happy enough to have reaped the windfall of intentional understaffing of CPD for the last decade?

Here's the key... "Budgeted" manpower versus "Actual" manpower.

You can believe your lying eyes that we've been NOWHERE NEAR budgeted manpower for years.

Oohhhh... We see now...

Shortshanks was the sole beneficiary of @ $3 Billion or possibly more of "free" CPD money over the last decade.

Rahm is just pulling up HIS hoody so he can hit a lick and get some "free" money too.

This shit is getting funnier by the day...

So... Is it entirely possible that 9.5 & G-mac really don't have a plan at all other than cutting just to say that they've cut?

Instead of recognizing a "cost efficiency" and playing it forward into critical need areas like training and equipment especially in the face of what's looming on the horizon for next May?

Perhaps 9.5 is suffering from the same ailment as his buddy "The Hollow Dude" aka POTUS... He's smarter than everybody else and far far smarter than any collection of diverse people who wear a blue suit & a piece of tin for a living...

The real irony is that Policemen seem to unsettle him so badly that he goes out of his way in refusing to even acknowledge they exist.

Hmmmmm... Books abound with this kind of stuff.

Watch him boys & girls... Watch him closely.

8/31/2011 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say this because there are SOME respectable persons (and very few at that) holding these positions, but you can start to eliminate most of the brass positions. Besides, they drain more from the pension fund. Which will be the Mayor's next ordeal.
Eliminate all...

-Deputy Superintendents (*)
Chiefs (**)
-Assistant Deputy
Superintendents(eagle)
-Deputy Chief Positions (Silver
Oakleaf)

Retain WG and 'Lil TB in any capacity!

All of the "Beeuurrows" could be headed by a Commander, who can be paid at a LT or Captains pay. Make all Commanders maintain their pay at whatever paygrade they are at. Just give them a car. This will keep the competition up to make Commander. Tactical and other LTs cars...nix, oh, and by the way, don't allow anyone to take a car home. Come to work like everyone else in this world, in your own car, then pick up your keys. Give District Commanders there own MARKED squad car. Driver's for bosses? If the boss, can't drive him or herself, maybe they should be on the medical?

Trim the brass! Not the Tin.
Make the Commanders of all the Districts and Areas more responsible to LESS people. If there is ever a incident in a District or Area, These commanders
have to text approximately 6 others to let them know what is going on. What a waste. How about texting to an "Assistant Superintendent of Police?"
Besides, show me any of the command staff, (Most Commanders too) who have a combined experience of at least 10 years of actual patrol or investigative experience (street work) instead of administrative work. Some bosses make changes in General Orders or Special Orders, and most have no experience in the policies they are changing.

Geesh! Eliminate the wasteful exempt positions!!

The problem is the City Council will not allow it!!! And McCarthy is merely a puppet in this whole show, quite frankly, the Mayor is too. If the Mayor had any "testicular fortitude,"(Sorry Rod) he would tell the City council to pack sand, and eliminate most of the command staff. Make em all LT's and hit the beat!

Basically, you can retire at LT, CAPT, or Assistant Superintendent or Superintendent's pay.

What about cutting IPRA's budget too. Make any complainant come to IPRA and sign the affidvit before an investigation is begun. ???
Just sayin'

8/31/2011 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At a time when the CPD should be increasing manpower they talk about decreasing it. Unbelievable.

8/31/2011 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KY is on sale at walgreens,looks like we need some

8/31/2011 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so more of the same,fuck that check the money box boys and girls,mcpuppet cant do shit bout that

8/31/2011 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope Shields and FOP are paying attention and readying for battle.
The dry fucking we used to get at the hands of Shortshanks will seem like child's play compared to what Rahm wants to do to us.
He will portray us as greedy public servants who care more about ourselves than the communities we serve.
You know that's exactly what he's going to do as he's bending us over.
I know we're not supposed to negotiate in the media but the FOP better be prepared to publicly counter the smoke Rahm will be blowing up the public's ass. They need to publicly address the untruths that Rahm will be spreading.
Rahm is a devil and a snake and will try and completely demoralize and destroy this once fine department.
In the words of Hawk Harrelson " strap it up and hunker down".

8/31/2011 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is all that TIF money!!!! And why is it not being used to fill the budget gap!!!!!

START USING THE TIF FUNDS TO PAY DOWN THE BUDGET DEFICIT!!!!!

8/31/2011 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear God, I know that some of us have warned readers on this blog and fellow citizens that Chicago is headed on the same path as Detroit. But if this doesn't solidify that conclusion, I don't know what will. Manpower in all of the safe neighborhoods is cut to the bone. For example, in 023 personnel is down by 50% to 60%. The criminal element in Chicago is slowly realizing that the best places to rob and steal is the non-busy/slow districts where there is less manpower. When they start swooping in to all of the trendy neighborhoods and safe neighborhoods, the decent tax paying citizens will say good bye to the city.

8/31/2011 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the name “McTool”, SCC.

Rahm will do to shitcago what his buddy BHO is doing to this great country. Weaken us, pander to the race baiters, and start a type of class warfare wherein he turns the citizens against the very people who attempt to make this city a safe clean place to live, i.e. all city employees, but most especially the police. All just to satisfy his own political ambitions.

8/31/2011 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm has all the makings of a complete disaster for Chicago.





What Ye sow, So shall Ye reap.


i'd translate this into rahmspeak, but i don't have the app for that.



Chalkie

8/31/2011 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw this coming...didnt you? Thats why I didnt want people new to the job(FOP7) negotiating with the guy.....we are in trouble!!!Collective bargaining means the city gives something up....I dont want to give up anything!!!

8/31/2011 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh well. I stated a week ago our dept. would be downsized to that of LA. Everyone thought that was goofy. Sorry to say I was right. You can kiss the medical goodbye also. you will get 2 weeks a year unless it is line of duty. Then they will send you to Dr. Kavorkian for treatment. Good Luck to us all!

8/31/2011 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noticed how all the "connected" bosses got their vacation and overtime checks before Mayor Midget decided to end that program. Weiss even changed the rules for compensation so that he and his girlfriend Masters would get a nice fat check before leaving. The connected are always taken care of. Before Daley left there were probably thousands of "understandings" that Rahm agreed to. The folks who have clout will always wind up on their feet no matter what. The rest of us are just trash in the trenches.

8/31/2011 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to tear up my uniform pants and shirts and wear them to work. They don't pay me to buy new stuff anymore.

May sounds like the perfect month to get that surgery I have been putting off from my IOD injury.

8/31/2011 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Illinois courts had had any balls he woudn't have been allowed to run in the first place. In addition, the sheeple in Chicago again lived down to all our expectations. Conclusion, Get the hell outta Dodge at the first opportunity. We are swirling ever faster into the toilet that is Shitcago.

8/31/2011 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a young officer (with 5 years on the job). I always cringe when I see other young officers as well as older ones spend money like water. The parking lot is full of Lexus, BMW, expensive sports cars, etc.... Plus they all have the top of the line "smart phones" (what is so smart about paying $80 to $120 per month?). The point I am making is save your money. There may even be lay offs of the police department. The majority of the citizens won't care (the ghetto dwellers will say "YES!" while the yuppies believe "oh there is no crime in Bucktown, Wicker Park, River North, etc...").

Brace yourself folks, this country is about to sink into an economic depression.

8/31/2011 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abolish helicopter unit after G8 summit, good by mounted unit.(stables are in shambles) Marine unit will be disbanded and become a part-time summer unit staffed by off duty police (one) and park district life guards. Park district to assume rescue duties with CFD. No more exempts, Lts will be commanding officers in charge. They still wont appear in court for the guys who are shot for morale support, only at police funerals where they can possibly get free publicity so their girlfriends/bimbos can see them.

Supervisors will be lucky to keep the ..45 hrs, especially those not in patrol.

A dick sgt handles no check off, same with IAD,personnel,tact,and unit sgts.

Pension reform. Ure pension should be based on your civil service rank not your appointed merit position. If you didn't earn the position via testing why should you reap the extra benefits? Look at the 19th ward hacks who are robbing the pension blind. Thanks Cline and Rugaui.

8/31/2011 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should be interesting as I'm eating a sandwich while watching the city burn in May.... huh? You want me to do what? Hashanah... sure thing boss, I'll arrest those vandals just as soon as find those handcuffs conveniently locked in my locker..... FUCK YOU 9.5, FUCK YOU and your New York goon!

8/31/2011 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just called SVU, wondering if anyone entered a missing case report on Mike shields FOP President. Was told "no not yet," lets put out an hourly apb,all that bullshit he sold us at rollcalls,talking down Mark and Greg,how he was going to "speak out," wonder if the CIA has him. If you see him please report to the only honest news information SCC "They report you decide!" Thank You!!

8/31/2011 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will start patrolling four deep. Sgts will be 10-4 to save on vehicles.

8/31/2011 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Faugh a Ballagh said...

I wouldn't use the phrase "strap in".

I'm more inclined to say "spread em and bite the pillow".

This isn't a surprise. Between the lousy national economy of the last five years and the Daleyite/Vanecko etc grifting this city is in deep financial shit.

These PR games 9.5 fingers Rahm is playing don't help. He seems more concerned about controlling his image than making actual change.

Here's some advice on saving some money in the PD:

Consolidate some of the districts.

Reduce the number of exempts. Already begun.

Merge the Airport PD with CPD and detail injured PO's to sit in the SUV's and watch the fences at O'Hare and Midway. Better use than the nearly 1000 cops we have on "medical".

Foot beats.

More bicycle patrols.

Unmanned aircraft with Predator missiles to break up gang disturbances. We can hire military vets to pilot them remotely. Hell, Vanecko Predator Associates can be hired to run the program.

Fire McEgo. I'll do the job for the same as the Fire Commissioner gets. About $202,000 a year. I'll even take a paycut from that if I can hire some civilian administrative aides directly from the Admiral Theater.

If you're wondering what the pretext will be for firing him I'll buy him a few Guinness and he'll do the rest by himself.

Put 100 million dollars in "bonus" money into a "lockbox" for CPD sworn members. Deduct the costs of any civilian suits from that lockbox and distribute the rest to the troops. Maybe then the peer pressure will be high enough that the department won't be sued as often for stupid stuff.

I'm not talking about the bullshit suits, which have dropped since the city is now fighting them as a matter of policy, but the legitimate suits. You know like the Latin Lotharios picking up drunk women and the idiots who write bogus parking tickets because of some personal shit.

So endeth the lesson.

If you want anymore lessons please hire some Admiral dancers as "morale boosters" for me. Cause right now my morale is dropping faster than the city's credit rating.

8/31/2011 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beale another gang-banging pos alderthief! How about instead of shuffling chairs on the Titanic McCutter, you get rid of the anchors at the top,like ernie brown,penny,and the rest,how much more shit can they cause? I know your scared of them, they are to powerful for you to overcome. How about true leadership? Like eddie burkes guys are in the acdemy being retreaded good idea, but why does NEELY still have a huge D-3 detail? Good enough for burke but neely keeps hers? I know "she is black" but you were in a black church talking about not being scared of race apparently your really afraid.
Leaders lead boss, and we thought you would be a new type of leader but just more of the same and worse, the compstat where carouters laughed at you walked out and he is still laughing calling you a "joke" maybe he is right!!

8/31/2011 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the corporate world this would make McCarthy the 'Hatchet man.' In the end, after everyone else has been axed the hatchet man gets launched, usually to find another organization that needs a hatchet man. Let's see how much he cares about his police department, or if he only wants to pass out the blindfolds. So what sense does it make to want to cut 190 Million AND shop around for the G8? So they're speaking out both sides of their mouths...

8/31/2011 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone believe, really, that: a) McGruff actually controls anything outside of City Hall?; b? that he actually knows what the hell is going on.....really?

8/31/2011 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's why my activity is ZERO.

8/31/2011 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to cut unnecessary fat from the budget? Time for a CAPS funeral. Can the thoroughly useless meetings and put the patronage house mouse po's assigned to each office back on the street.

8/31/2011 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newbies, you are trained, start looking for employment elsewhere before it's too late. You''ll be trapped in the CPD forever if you don't. Think about it, do you REALLY want to do this Bullshit for the rest of your adult life, for these fuckin Goof Democrat Police-Hater Socialist Politicians and their Tools inside the Dept?

8/31/2011 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Already short 1400 officers (that they're admitting), and saying that eliminating ALL of the unfilled but budgeted spots will only save HALF the amount that is expected to be cut. Demoting exempts will not necessarily cut the budget unless they actually retire instead of falling back to their Lt or Capt rank (where they may actually earn MORE due to OT and contractual time and a half agreements). So much for the merit exempt recommendations!

8/31/2011 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Know!

Since Anita's lawyers can't seem to convict anyone, why not just close all of the lock-ups and eliminate all of those spots?

8/31/2011 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous WORKING LSD said...

Here's a money saver/man-power increasing idea:

Eliminate the 8-10 "Public Vehicle" officers hidden in the traffic unit. They work about an hour a day, doing far less that the civilians working out of Comsummer Services, who do far more work for a fraction of the cost of these drag-ass POs in this cake spot.

Come on LT BLANKO - Tell uncle Mac why these spots are so essential

8/31/2011 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

Why not eliminate Organized Crime?
No one seems to be going after the Daley Crime Family anyway.

Why even keep up the sham of trying to clean up the mob in Chicago? They're so firmly entrenched from 20+ years of Daley, that a pry bar couldn't dislodge them!

8/31/2011 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My ass hurts just reading the article. Anyone got any lube? Shaved?

8/31/2011 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1400 vacancies at 75k is 105 million this includes pension contribution and medical added to a salary. Now if you assume the 1400 vacancies were at a patrolman salary of 73k with benefits at 95k per person the total is 95k X 1400 is 133 million. This is the more realistic number. They are using recruit salaries to fool you. No intention of hiring so actually they are ahead of the game at the retirees rate of pay.

8/31/2011 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems like we are at a crossroads of needing to close a couple of districts. That alone should save millions.

8/31/2011 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st of all the silence coming from our union is deafening!!! Our department hasn't been budgeted for 13,500 in over 2 years. The budget wad changed or reduced to 12,600 or 12,700 almost 2 years ago!!!

Its about time the correct budgeted amount is finally explained.

This message also goes out to all the coppers that BITCH, get fucking involved your not the only ones that have court, side jobs or kids to get up for school.

If someone was fucking personally with your personal bank account you bet your ass you would be down at the bank bitching about it, so start showing up at the FOP meetings and the other bullshit city propaganda meetings.

8/31/2011 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the media needs to quit kissing his ass and call him on his bullshit !!!!

8/31/2011 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps while the Marine Unit is on their routine voyages, they can take on some paying citizens to toss in fishing lines and call it an exclusive Lake Michigan fishing excursion?

8/31/2011 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here a clue, take away all the take home cars, this will save money and allow these cars to be placed in the dist or areas. Make everyone drive their personal cars to work and than take a car out if needed. Ther is no need for people at 35th street to have cars or specialize units including the narcotics unit and vice. Now this is a waste of my tax dollars.

8/31/2011 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They want to cut how much from the Police Dept Budget?? The question to ask is how much did they cut from the CITY COUNCIL'S budget?? How many concessions did the 50 ALDERMEN make?? Are they still using city gas pumps? Are they still making 90K/yr PLUS 75K in stipends EACH??? Are they still eligible to retire after only 10 YEARS with 80% of their PAY!?! WTF!!! CBS article just reported that Rahm secured $30 million from Feds for development funds (which he later claims to have bumped to $270 million) allocated to some Woodlawn ghetto neighborhood! And now they expect us to give up more officers? But we still have money for Daley's and Burke's security detail right?? And let's not forget the flower boxes- we still have money to maintain and replant them right? The duty availability is in our contract so can't see how they can do anything until it expires, which I'm sure they will. What's next? Are they gonna ration the firemen to 5 gallons of water per fire because water is too expensive?? Tell Superdependant McGoofy not to expect us to "touch" anything or anyone if they touch our duty availability or any of our money for that matter. The dog and pony show is over- time to pull the curtain on these clowns!

8/31/2011 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a Tahoe re-building program just around the corner. Send all the older dept. cars to a private auto re-builder (perhaps D/V auto) and they strip the vehicle to the shell, and re-install all new gear and re-certify all the parts so that the vehicle will run for another 300,000 miles.

Hell, we might even buy back all the Crown-Vic Taxis with 400,000 miles and re-build them back into police cruisers?

How about loosing 75 Gold Star positions? They are pretty much useless anyway, and wasting cars on them is beyond reason.

And we all knew this was coming, reduce the amount of sworn positions by several thousand.

8/31/2011 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much money can the city save just by taking away all the take home vehicles that I see. In my area I see dozens of marked & unmarked police vehicles. Why can't these guys drive to work like I do & p/u the vehicle there? I'm sure these cars are also used for personal use to & from work

8/31/2011 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We cannot keep electing these fakes from the same garbage can. Trouble is brewing. They will try to cut down overtime. In order to do that the States Attorney Office has to be removed from the charging process. They tie up cases for hours on typical BS. Alvarez another hack from the can needs to be put in her place.

8/31/2011 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley's Mill Park has been vote as having the ugliest art work in the world. Even though he's gone he has left a lot of shit behind.

8/31/2011 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and G-Mac are telling the public this will not affect public safety? Oh really?? What kind of shit are they drinking or smoking?
We're in for a shitstorm the likes of which we haven't seen before. Rahm will be working hard to muddy up our image to a public that already despises us. The FOP absolutely must be ready to publicly counter attack Rahms tactics.
While Rahm is straddled with the stinking cesspool that Shortshanks left him King Shanks himself is doing very well in retirement. He's got the very generous pension and health care plan. He's picked up several 6 figure jobs. He's got 5 butlers and 2 cars all at city expense.
Yet few in the media care to point out any of this. Daley's relatives still continue to rape the city with impunity. Regardless of how Rahm tries to get out from under the Daley mess we'll all be dealing with it's wide ranging repercussions for decades. That's quite the legacy Shanks leave behind huh?

8/31/2011 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot figure out why these stupid politicians wont embrace the financial power the CPD has. If the members of this department felt some love and were looking at the yellow brick road instead of a brick wall. Daley screwed this up over the years by empowering other departments to generate the revenue that he lost from the CPD. Daley did not want to show any love to the CPD so he decided to ignore the fact that the CPD has the ability to be the biggest money machine in this city. However being disrespected by Daley and now Mr. Rah coppers will not do anything more than they have too. The CPD is the only department to have the ability to generate big money in this city yet the leaders fail to see it and blame the police for most of Chicago's troubles......

8/31/2011 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger Yahoo Mush Mouse said...

Hot box 179,000 on the last car I drove in our unit.

8/31/2011 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to save $160.000 get rid of Commander Klimas from I.A.D. he surly can survive on his F.B.I. pension. What a joke of a spot that was created by his buddy Weis. Hey Bob is your contract ended yet?

8/31/2011 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, talk about a perfect storm. On one side the most ineffectual FOP president in the lodges's history, and on the other a Pravda enabled sociopath with presidential aspirations.

8/31/2011 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fiftyfive gallon drums of EZ Lube are on sale at the FOP store for a limited time.

8/31/2011 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The next question that needs to be asked is, "Where is that budgeted money"? For the city to admit we are down that many means its as bad, or worse than we've been saying. 2 words FORENSIC AUDIT.

8/31/2011 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Punitives on a BS case, shooter of police officers set free, and they have their sights set on finacial benefits. Keep knocking them dead out there and drinking the kool aid.

8/31/2011 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At one time, I was told, the Police Dept. was self-sustaining... we bought our own cars and gas and we wrote tickets upon which we gained revenue to finance our expenses - even salaries!! There always seemed to be extra money at the end of the year, so that money went into the general fund. Then the grand idea hit, that the city would have a lot more money to play with if they just absorbed the Police Dept. and then they would't have to account for the extra money at the end of the year.

8/31/2011 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need to cut $190 million dollars... yet that private citizen ex-mayor is still receiving social welfare in the form of taxpayer provided security and drivers.

..and then there's the aldermen too!

If the FOP was smart they would use the upcoming G8 crisis like the politicians use it.

Then again maybe that's the mayors plan to win the hearts and minds of the taxpayers while playing the victims.

Maybe waving some more bus loads of illegal immigrants across the border to overcrowd our classrooms, flood the court system with driving without license/insurance complaints, working without a green card or social security card complaints, selling illicit contraband, and challenging the immigration and criminal court system while protesting and demanding their rights will help eh?

Just look at the demand it all creates for jobs in the justice system to handle the workload.

Just preach how they are only trying to make themselves a better life (at our expense) and most of the weak-minded citizens will buy it.

When is the G8 again...when is the CPD contract up again?

Think about it. Don't let a crisis go to waste.

8/31/2011 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous the Virginian said...

McTool and even Rahm Emanuel should not be the focus of ire to be expressed by the union leadership in Chicago. Address it directly to Obama. Obama ran on the backs and with the support of unions, and Chicago is the birthplace of unions and union contracts at least in America.

The union leadership needs to stand up in front of cameras and absolutely scream about how Obama and his flunkies have sold out the unions in the birthplace of unions. McTool and the New Yorker heading the schools are a distraction. Keep your eye on the real source of this, which is the destruction of the American middle class by both parties, including the sell-out who ran with support of the unions.

8/31/2011 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Big Al said...

I found this article from Oct. '08, just change the mayor's name & update the #'s a tiny bit, and it might as well have been in today's paper:

http://chicagoist.com/2008/10/01/city_jobs_being_eliminated_include.php

/ Not a cop

8/31/2011 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vote of no confidence !

8/31/2011 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

O K. Time to start selling advertising!

How about selling advertising space on the lock-up walls... like for orange pop, hot Cheetoes or KFC?
Maybe advertising for defense attorneys?

CTA buses are full of advertising. How would it hurt if other city vehicles included some?

Allow companies exclusive rights, (for a price), use of the City or CPD in THEIR advertising, eg... "ZIPLOCK! Exclusive provider of body bags to the Chicago Police Department!"...

Or, "MOTOROLA!... Maker of inferior batteries for police radios for over 30 years!"...

Or, "GARMIN GPS!... Tracking Chicago's Police cars for years! We knew Rahm didn't live here... but, hey, nobody asked us!"

8/31/2011 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

police service in 016 will feel the heat on this

8/31/2011 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are dangerously close to losing the balance between a lawful society and outright anarchy. In some neighborhoods, the line is already disappearing. You can only cut our budget so much before the system will be TOTALLY broken.

8/31/2011 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike shields! step up and be the voice of the people I'n blue! You did not step up with the MSF and TRU detailing, but you were at every roll call politicking for yourself ! you did not step up and address the 5th period cancellation of details, which is going to screw everyone I'n furlough segmant selection. You kept waving around your wallet saying when it affect peoples pocket books ...blah..blah.. but not they are talking about a 9k -10k police department and eliminating vacancies ! well Mike it is affecting peoples pocket books, so what are you going to do about it? this next contract I see us loosing all of our contractual rights and the Union will be the sole cause! you wanted to be president of the FOP, well you got it Kid! now grow up and be the voice of the men and woman of Chicago who voted for your leadership !

8/31/2011 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cutting the police budget is not where I would start but the city is in a financial mess and it is not going to get better on its own.

Some of the things done in the past will make it much harder down the road. Things like the very generous pensions granted to city employees, among many other things.

It is not just about what has to be paid today, but the costs that will be incurred going forward, five and ten years and twenty years down the road. The numbers are staggering.

8/31/2011 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Pissed Off Taxpayer said...

It is waaay past time to rethink this sanctuary city bullshit!

THAT is where too many million$ of dollars is vanishing into thin air, and NONE of it for American citizens!

8/31/2011 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eliminate half of the aldermen you stroke. How much would that save? They are all useless anyway.

8/31/2011 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoke to a Paramedic today, and he was saying that their union has been getting the "Unofficial" word to its members that when the CPD goes to contract talks they the City is gonna play Hard-Ball from the get go. Preparing the Firemen for a rough rough negoiation. Fire is hearing major reductions in benefits including a freeze in pay or even a reduction in pay.

My predictions follow:
Come contract time is they are going to be offering the elimination of 3 holidays, and our Duty-Availability, and uniform allowance(Commisary system to be implemented). The City will NOT be offering raises, but a freeze in wages(at best).

I also think that our senority rights will be on the table also i.e. Under 15 yrs City reserves the right to assign or detail officers WHERE-EVER they feel like. After that you get to bid somewhere you want to go.

Residency may be on the table also. City has looked at other jurisdictions who have some form of residency requirments, and the last 5 yrs(age 58) of the job you will be able to move out of the city.

Medical is going to be revamped to be accrued at a day a month. (Thanks to all you medical abusers)

8/31/2011 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well its safe to say there won't be any detective or sergeant classes anytime soon!This is bullshit. Iam less than 30out for dicks. If the list is torn down iam done working for good.

8/31/2011 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous IF I WERE GARRY McCARTHY said...

Fire all of the Crossing Guards and don't replace them with coppers and as all of our school chilrun get mowed down in the streets, just say "The Mayor wanted the budget cut. Tell him about your problems, not me!"

This will also cut the crime rate in the future with fewer juvenile delinquents shooting and killing each other.

8/31/2011 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find this very disturbing to see our union is still silent in all of this mess. How hard is it to put out the real numbers of police officers hired versus retired since jan 2007 till sep 2011. As of last month we are sitting at 9410 police officers with around 40 to 45 officers resigning a month. In that same time frame the city has hired an estimated 740 police officers with approximately 1900 veteran officers retiring through the end of this year. This number doesn't included the grossly undermanned detective Division and sergeant ranks. How are we to handle a massive riot in downtown chicago when we are not equipped or have the manpower to control even small flash mobs. Now you want to eliminate positions that we desperately need filled, we as a department are not ignorant of the economy we are in, but god help us because we have hit critical mass. Stay safe my fellow brothers and sisters in blue.

8/31/2011 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nobody cares, just get on with it. Every Political Regime fucked us anyway, and Republicans aren't taking over the Shitty anytime in the next hundred years, so just get used to the ass-fuckin.

8/31/2011 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hawk Harrelson, White Sox panderer in Chief, just complimented Daley who's at the Sox game. What a Hillbilly Asshole.

8/31/2011 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go after all Medical Abusers, and Residency violators. Make em pay back all the money they earned while scamming the City for as long as they abused the Medical or lived outside the City. Easy enough to determine for REAL Investigators.

8/31/2011 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Here It Comes Boys and Girls!!!
The phasing out of the Uniform Allowance displaced by a CFD Uniform Swap. No Shift Differencial for the 2nd Watch which was asinine in the first place, and keeping the old squads until 175,000 miles. These were just some of the line items talked about for years waiting for the right time to attempt to implement.

8/31/2011 07:12:00 AM


Thank God I have less than two years left!

8/31/2011 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous 15May2020 said...

I don't understand how this is news. We've been running short without any significant hiring for at least three years along with large waves of retirements. All this is, is the "official notice" that the CPD won't be hiring or promoting anytime in the foreseeable future. As far as the city cutting back our vacation days, medical insurance, duty availability, uniform allowance, medical time etc., those can't be taken without renegotiating the contract. When the contract expires, fully expect the city to drag out negotiations far longer than ever and have more of our benefits on the table. It will be up to the next mayor to deal with it!

As SCC pointed out, expect to run your squad car ragged, shortages in supplies, longer periods between G&O, more overtime cutbacks, more broken equipment, etc.

It's nothing new. Same old song and dance, new ballerina.

8/31/2011 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous JAFO said...

Cut the amount of aldermen in half to 25. That's a LOT of savings right there.

8/31/2011 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of cutting all beat copper spots how about get rid of the countless take home cars some coppers have.
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Public transportation is much more affordable. Give them a bus pass.

8/31/2011 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theres some good ideas on this blog. learn to keep your mouth shut. Thanks! Signed The 5th floor.

8/31/2011 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a young officer (with 5 years on the job). I always cringe when I see other young officers as well as older ones spend money like water. The parking lot is full of Lexus, BMW, expensive sports cars, etc.... Plus they all have the top of the line "smart phones" (what is so smart about paying $80 to $120 per month?). The point I am making is save your money. There may even be lay offs of the police department. The majority of the citizens won't care (the ghetto dwellers will say "YES!" while the yuppies believe "oh there is no crime in Bucktown, Wicker Park, River North, etc..."). Brace yourself folks, this country is about to sink into an economic depression.

It's you who has to save your money kid. I have 21 years on so it won't be me getting layed off it will be you.

Vroom Vroom off I go!

8/31/2011 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a Tahoe re-building program just around the corner. Send all the older dept. cars to a private auto re-builder (perhaps D/V auto) and they strip the vehicle to the shell, and re-install all new gear and re-certify all the parts so that the vehicle will run for another 300,000 miles.

Don't laugh at this suggestion. In the mid 90's this program was tried. They were sending out the old box chevy's and having them rebuilt from the ground up. It was kind of cool having the box chevy's back, but someone in the city was lossing money on new car purchases so the program was halted.

8/31/2011 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here a clue, take away all the take home cars, this will save money and allow these cars to be placed in the dist or areas. Make everyone drive their personal cars to work and than take a car out if needed. Ther is no need for people at 35th street to have cars or specialize units including the narcotics unit and vice. Now this is a waste of my tax dollars.

Fuck you!! Why don't you come over to OCD and see what we do asshole... 90% of this department has no fucking idea what coppers in OCD do.if you clowns had any idea how much money coppers in OCD recover every year you would shit your pants.. Get some time on the job, do some work, and get in a unit ... By the way take your tax dollars and shove them straight up your ass, all the cars are paid for by 1505 funds, but you are to fucking stupid to know what that is.. Here's a lesson kid don't spout off until you know what the fuck your talking about.

8/31/2011 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm's strapping it on -- gotta f*ck with someone...

8/31/2011 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Job well done Shields:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-emanuel-police-cuts-push-draws-criticism-20110831,0,2199140.story

8/31/2011 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike shields! step up and be the voice of the people I'n blue! You did not step up with the MSF and TRU detailing, but you were at every roll call politicking for yourself !

8/31/2011 02:57:00 PM

Listen here, Rump Ranger. Stop blaming everyone else for your problems. MSF And TRU were volunteer spots. The FOP never wanted them. You made the mistake of buying into the bullshit and volunteering, now the City fucks you and you blame the union? Give it a rest.

8/31/2011 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahahahaha, lolololololololololololol, lmao well to the rahm voters congratulation this is what u get. to those who didn't voter don't complain. to those lazy officers get to work .times have changes. if they don't want to work sent them to busy districts. hahahahahlolololololololol. this is too funny people only speak when they feel the change. good luck.

8/31/2011 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the meantime, fedgov pumping $275 million into WOODLAWN as one of five nationally-chosen "Choice Nehghborhoods."

Will result in more contractor rakeoffs, theft, padding, shoddy work, and corruption while leaving artist's-conception streetscapes, more elaborate "schools," "mixed-income housing" and still not one productive manufacturing enterprise that might generate wealth and produce an actual tax base.

Another rathole. The money? Gone, wasted before they even start.

State Street Mall goes in, State Street Mall gets torn out. I was there for both of 'em.

University of Chicago has thumb in pie. Always using other people's money to expand that buffer zone around their precious campus...

8/31/2011 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, go after all the fakers on the medical. Perhaps a manditory yearly power test to keep your job too. Its been found that poor health and low physical activity reduce police performance thus many claiming medical problems.

8/31/2011 07:30:00 AM

Are you working for Rahm, asshole? I hope you stay healthy and don't get too banged up over decades of fighting assholes. Keep those knees and shoulders working so you can pass that power test when you're in your fifties. Prick.

8/31/2011 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, go after all the fakers on the medical. Perhaps a manditory yearly power test to keep your job too. Its been found that poor health and low physical activity reduce police performance thus many claiming medical problems

What if My IOD keeps me from passing Einstein?

8/31/2011 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cut the salary of the FOP president to that of a patrolman with under ten years on the job.

Unless he fucking decides to step the fuck up, and quick. For the FOP not to be responding to this in the papers right fucking now is inexcusable.

We knew that they were going to play hardball, so the union better get their act together quick or find some people who can help them do it.

8/31/2011 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Require officers to pass power test every year or put in unpaid status , 3 attempts to pass within 1 year . Fail to pass and you gone.

Way to many exempts in small units like the crime lab , management labor affairs , evedince recovered property . Assign a sgt to run those small units.

8/31/2011 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep on making arrests you fools!

8/31/2011 05:30:00 PM  
OpenID hipiap1 said...

How many of the 13,500 positions are filled by Inside Do Nothing Strokes?

How Many of the 1500 Open Positions are Jobs that non-Dogs would be willing to Bid for?

How many of the 1500 open Positions are Jobs that people without Clout can get?

How many can easily be filled by Non-Sworn Admins that operate under a legally binding N.D.A that would open them up to Civil and Criminal Action if they touted info?

95% of all the District Don't need 3 PO's And a Sgt at the Desk taking Non-Emergency Police Reports every shift. Not at a Minimum of 60k per year per person. Not when 35k a year Admins can do it with a Single Supervisory PO from Medical Rolls to watch them daily.

Oh..your on the Medical? 775 people should be doing the Inside Jobs that the PO's that are NOT on Medical are Doing. Get Better and Heal up...but sit at a desk and push Paper until you are Fit to return to the Streets. Too Hurt to sit at a desk? Due respect...take a medical retirement.

Know that some Exempt is Violating Code of Conduct Rules that would get you sent to Call Back or Out Right 30 days Pending?

Exercise your Federally Protected Whistle Blowers Act Rights...and Contact a the US Fed Attorny James A. Lewis @ (217)492-4450.


I hope SCC posts this...because I really do love the guys and gals that wear the Star for this city.

8/31/2011 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is laying the groundwork for Chicago declaring bankruptcy next summer when the rotting corpse of Daley's legacy really starts ripening.

8/31/2011 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
If the alder-creatures really cared about this city they'd reduce their numbers as well, but we know that will never happen.

8/31/2011 07:31:00 AM<<<

It would be easier for Rahm to deal with 25 than 50. We dumped our Daley appointed alderman in our ward and he would be the first one cut if there was a reduction. The power of the people to vote the rascals out would be diminished. Your power to go to your alderman and demand something would be cut in half.

Now why isn't Rahm being Mau-Maued at this Town Meeting tonight at Malcolm-X college by the FOP?

8/31/2011 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you are un-fucking- believable!!!
UHhhh get rid of take home cars.....Are you serious? Thats the $190,000,000. I give a rats ass if someone has a car or not......I personally would love to have a car to go to and from work......but thats not really the issue. The issue is the rampant corruption by the Daley clan and all their minions over the past decades. It wasn't the hair gel and their units...no. It has been the excessive amounts of money spent on extreme layers of bureaucracy and don't forget about the millions that has been pumped into CAPS and for what return?
Keep worrying about the minor shit ,like take home cars, while the democratic machine continues its drain on this department and Venecko's sucking of our pensions dry. Wake up people.

8/31/2011 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One big fly in the lube boys and girls...who are they going to get to hold the lid on the city when firemen...teachers...streets and san....laborers... start to strike! Remember, when the team does bad they fire the coach.

8/31/2011 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Im confused. If you aren't hiring now to fill the vacancy how is eliminating the vacancy saving money. Man these goofs can double talk.

8/31/2011 09:09:00 AM


Hey, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat, nothing up my sleeve! I know that trick never works but this time for sure!

8/31/2011 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More BS with the contract ending ten months.

8/31/2011 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about giving me an extra hour a day to workout. This would help officers who would workout off the medical.

8/31/2011 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are two easy money saving moves that would add up to more than 225K, and they are easy.
1. take cars away cars from everyone, let them drive to work like we do, then get their car. But then they would have to buy gast to drive to golf, pick up the kids.
2. Forensic services prints photographs for all requesters, this cost approx $1.00 per photograph, not counting cost of man hours. The photo section prints more that 250k to 350 k each year. An idea that was floated but shot down was a very secure surver that authorized people can download then print THEIR photo's. And why the hell does each boss need a copy of police involved shooting. The server cost to set up 90k after that it's all savings.

8/31/2011 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#5 Additional inside jobs for P.O.'s should be eliminated. Replace them with civilians.

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

I get tired of hearing this. can some of the jobs be civilian? Sure - finance. But do you really want people who have never done this job in this city in charge of operations or policy making?

8/31/2011 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's next, eliminate all O.T. and swip in and out?

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Swiping is coming. Heard about it from a birdie at 35th. will be department wide by spring.

8/31/2011 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous big-dewey said...

McPUPPET has stepped right into Weis' place, same "yes Boss", "I'll take care of it Boss". The same empty suit, just a different puppet-master.

8/31/2011 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work in 20 and tonight I will write a book of parkers in Rahm's neighborhood.

8/31/2011 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

Anonymous said...
" ... Garry, grow a pair and stand up to this guy while he decimates our department...
"8/31/2011 09:33:00 AM
___________________________________


Fat chance... Mac thinks he hit the lottery and intends to ride Tiny Dancers tutu all the way to his next job... in Washington DC!

8/31/2011 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an Idea. Just stop. Don't react to any of this BS. Answer your calls and that's it. No revenue what so ever. Stay down on every job and kiss the citizens ass while killing time. Backlogs galore. Reports for everything.

But we don't stick together so just forget it!

8/31/2011 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"As a retired guy, let me comment: I think the availability pay should go to those who work the worst districts and the night watches, not to anyone else. Things are changing, the money is just not there..."

8/31/2011 09:48:00 AM

BULLSHIT!

That check was NOT intended as a shift differential. It was only given that designation so that the City could AVOID paying pension benefits on that money. It was a negotiated benefit that SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN BACK. If they try to take it back, we should insist instead that the duty availability benefit be rolled over into our regular pay instead and require them to pay pension money on it.

8/31/2011 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of cutting all beat copper spots how about get rid of the countless take home cars some coppers have.
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Public transportation is much more affordable. Give them a bus pass.

8/31/2011 04:18:00 PM

Since when do you pay to ride when you're in Uniform?

Take your darn ANOV Book...wear the Vest and Star out and Proud...Sit in the back until you get to your district..Not like you people have to Punch in or Out since the Police are Always on Duty.

8/31/2011 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article is still reporting the lie that rham has added 700 officers to patrol. Around 500 of those officers were already working the streets but reporters are to lazy or scared to ask why they are being counted.

8/31/2011 09:55:00 AM

The media has questioned this but Rahm just diverts attention away from this just like Shanks used to do.

8/31/2011 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have yet to see any concrete cuts in the top heavy upper echelon of this department. I don't care what G-Mac and Rahm say. Smoke and mirrors is all it is.

8/31/2011 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There may even be lay offs of the police department.

Better read your contract. They can't lay off one PO before they layoff all the civilians first.

8/31/2011 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me, but doesn't Rahm look more and more like the taco bell dog????????????????????????????

8/31/2011 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FLOP better not even THINK about giving back anything. We aren't going to be offered a raise anyway--I'd rather keep the shit I've got and tell them to go stuff their raise.

And all of you boys and girls who voted for the boy-wonder at the FOP, Rahm is going to have him for his appetizer before his appetizer.

At least the old guys would have been a little more intimidating to Rahm.

God--I've got almost 3 years left--it might as well be a million. Sigh.

8/31/2011 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, get ready to call for a picketing....

8/31/2011 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous A Little Lesson In Chicago History said...

Anonymous said...
" ... The CPD is the only department to have the ability to generate big money in this city yet the leaders fail to see it and blame the police for most of Chicago's troubles..."

8/31/2011 01:47:00 PM

HISTORY LESSON:

Back in the 70's/80's, it was estimated that EACH copper had control or influence over as many as 10 to 15 votes among their friends and families. With 13,500 coppers on the job, that could mean 135,000 to over 200,000 votes, a very good sized voting block. That's back when we finally got our union.

After Daley got in, he followed his dad's pattern of "dividing and conquering" the police so that we didn't get too powerful. Politically it was a smart move, especially since so few coppers even bother to vote anymore. He has nothing to fear from the complacent coppers.

This is also why Daley began shifting responsibility for citation writing etc. to other city civilian employees. He knew that the first reaction he could expect from the police would be a refusal to provide him with monetary activity.

He was right!

8/31/2011 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, go after all the fakers on the medical. Perhaps a manditory yearly power test to keep your job too. Its been found that poor health and low physical activity reduce police performance thus many claiming medical problems.

8/31/2011 07:30:00 AM

Yeah, wait until you see what YOU feel like at 50 after your body takes a beating for years and years you dumbfuck.

8/31/2011 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In light of the 9/11 Commisions revelation of missed and squandered opportunities and with the 10th Anniv of 9/11, you'd think adequate funding and staffing of First Responders would be a priority. The Pre-9/11 mentality of our politicians and bosses is mindnumbing. The bulk of the Chicago Police Dept does not even have gas masks? The braintrusts have misappropriated PRECIOUS dollars to not properly staff the very people who will bear the brunt of suffering , instead reward politically connected useless camera companies and create unnecessary postions of rank. If our Supt and Union doesn't step to the plate they should be held accountable. I feel like its Sept 10 all over again.

8/31/2011 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What's next, eliminate all O.T. and swip in and out?

8/31/2011 08:50:00 AM

Was at Homan Sq. the other day and saw they put in 3 new swipe machines complete with palm pad.

8/31/2011 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a retired guy, let me comment: I think the availability pay should go to those who work the worst districts and the night watches, not to anyone else. Things are changing, the money is just not there. The teachers will soon have to recognize this as will all public employees.
-----------
Hey, Fuck You. Go back to your jigsaw puzzle.

8/31/2011 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. get rid of officer assigned as timekeeper
2.send any and all light duty officers to call back or where they can be of used.
3.get rid of watch secretaries and over crowded desk personnel.
4.eleminated all training and instead make it online training.
5. all tacts and gangs units in uniform no street clothes.
6. assigned detectives to districts no more areas detectives in the districts they will take over any important case. so they can work immediately on there case instead of comimg from areas all the time.
when they are not on a job assigned them to followed ups within the districts.
7. closed the building on larabee and sell the property .
8. no more commanders area deputy will handle districts with captains help .
9. 1 captain per district who will over see the district and report to area deputy.
10. everything should go by senority effective immediately no more because i know john or mary . throw clout out the door.
11. no more officers assigned to school supervisors position .
12. get rid of any and all officers assigned to school units unless they have over 11years on the job.

8/31/2011 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are two major problems here. The first is typified by the comments on this thread. Where's the unity? What kind of pussy starts talking about where to help Rahm by making cuts and outing other cops? Shut the fuck up and stick together to try to present a unified front against these political assholes who caused the problem in the first place.

Those fucks still have money to keep putting flower pots in the middle of streets and to pay fifty aldermen. There's plenty of money when they want to take care of Vanecko's murdering ass and every friend of every political asshole they want to take care of with a spot in this tough economy. There's money for "Dreams" for illegals, but not teachers, cops and firemen? Fucking please.

He doesn't need to lay off cops. He WANTS to lay off cops because it will put the fear of God into the team that comes to the table in nine months to negotiate a new contract. Why the FOP isn't in front of cameras right fucking NOW telling people how irresponsible it would be to lay off cops with G8/NATO coming and flash mobs and beaches going up for grabs, I don't know.

They need to tell people that we'll be less safe doing this job with less officers (we did lose five last year) and that makes THEM less safe too. Then they might take notice. You don't keep doing more with less and expect to come out ahead. They tried that in Iraq and look what happened. Shootings in the news every day and no FOP response to take advantage of this?

FOP needs to step the fuck up and soon.This needs to be treated as the war that it is, and the enemy just fired a bad shot at us. If we don't respond in kind with facts that open the eyes of the public, expect to get properly fucked. And for God's sake, stop with the bullshit sniping at each other when the enemy sits back to watch and laugh. We need to direct our attention toward city hall and THEIR bullshit just like we did before da Lympics.

Take care, stay safe and STICK TOGETHER!

The Stash

8/31/2011 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't have SHIT in the det. div. I buy my own file folders, storage boxes, paper clips, EVERYTHING. It is impossible to do your job with what we are given.

I have also taught myself EXCEL, WORD and ACCESS. They don't train you to do anything--and if you want to be organized, you have to teach yourself.

This dept. blows. I will not make any more arrests unless I absolutely have no choice. I tell my victims horror stories about what to expect from the court system, and they usually just decide to move on, lesson learned, and not sign complaints.

I am officially done. Even though I'm not 55, I've got 26 on and am thinking of bailing--I just have to figure out the financial ramifications before I pull the plug.

For those of you stuck here, I advise you to take advantage of tuition reimbursement so you can have a 'Plan B'.

8/31/2011 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Perhaps a manditory yearly power test to keep your job too."

If the POWER Test is a job requirement and you get hurt performing it, is that considered an IOD?

8/31/2011 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"McNutty "removed" several layers of Command structure, but created even MORE Command spots to put those that got shuffled!!!"


e.g. the Detective Division-Byrne is now in charge of one guy instead of his previous two. His job's twice as easy now & Andrews' is twice as hard!

8/31/2011 08:34:00 PM  
Blogger Was that a SPEEDBUMP?! said...

"Trim the brass! Not the Tin."

I like that. Truth be told, I'll bet 90% of the department WANTS to do a good job and be the Police. Absolutely go after the medical abusers and the "do nothings" that sit and watch the workers work. Small businesses are struggling and learning to do more with far less. I certainly see that coming our way. Sort of like the recession, it was bad a year and a half ago and it got worse since then. We all want our jobs and while we may not have taken a pay cut, our jobs have become more work. Whether you're a beat cop riding 99 cause of staffing, you're doing more reports etc. Or whether you're a Sgt/Lt you are being loaned out to more districts on watches that aren't exactly what you wanted. We all are effected in some fashion. The ride to remember made me proud to be part of this team and I still am now. Hang in there, keep your chins up, be thankful for your health, having this job, and the sound of your coworkers responding to your call for back up. Things could be worse, they certainly have been for me.

8/31/2011 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We have elected Democrat Mayors for more than 75 yrs."

Yes, but Rahm blames the Tea Party for Chicago's problems!

8/31/2011 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rahm was at a town hall meeting recently. He was was asked about cutting the number of aldercreatures and their pay. Rahm stated that the savings was too small to make any differance, so that's not an options."

Interesting. He told Ponce just the opposite when he said something to the effect of looking for pennies everywhere.

He lied? :(

8/31/2011 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They have stolen from our pension fund for years!"

The funding requirement that the governor signed (one of the few things he's done right!) really has them worried.

You'll see fewer police, trimmed-down service and worse.

"Strap In" is good advice.

8/31/2011 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you think we got it bad,rumor has it rahm may layoff firefighters!

That isn't going to happen. They are already working their days off because they are short.

8/31/2011 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I know a lot of you never satisfied wanna b's miss Shortshank and Jfled now."

C'mon, let's not get silly here!

8/31/2011 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL take-home cars should be MARKED.

You want to give the illusion of more police on the street, that's a good start.

ALL "security details" that have sworn officer manning them should be MARKED CARS also.

If a uniformed police officer is a crime deterrent, then let's start deterring.

8/31/2011 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just called SVU, wondering if anyone entered a missing case report on Mike shields FOP President. Was told "no not yet," lets put out an hourly apb,all that bullshit he sold us at rollcalls,talking down Mark and Greg,how he was going to "speak out," wonder if the CIA has him. If you see him please report to the only honest news information SCC "They report you decide!" Thank You!!

8/31/2011 11:26:00 AM

Amen. I regret voting for him and his team. I'm sorry to say that but it's true. He has been a major disappointment at a time when we need Our leadership to be vocal.

8/31/2011 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We will start patrolling four deep."

Patrolling? What's that? I haven't had time to do much actual "patrolling" in years; I just go from job-to-job, doing reports.

I long for the days when I patrolled my beat.

8/31/2011 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw this coming...didnt you? Thats why I didnt want people new to the job(FOP7) negotiating with the guy.....we are in trouble!!!Collective bargaining means the city gives something up....I dont want to give up anything!!!

8/31/2011 10:51:00 AM

everyone from the old fop 7 negtiatingbteam is still there with the exception of donaghue and bella. plenty of experience. stop being a crybaby asshole. please.

8/31/2011 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How many concessions did the 50 ALDERMEN make?? Are they still using city gas pumps? Are they still making 90K/yr PLUS 75K in stipends EACH??? Are they still eligible to retire after only 10 YEARS with 80% of their PAY!?!"

Damn right! Particularly for something that's billed as a part-time job.

8/31/2011 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love coppers cry about "take away the take home cars!" Just because you dont have one so you are jealous? I dont have one, I live 3 miles from work. I wouldnt want one because of the gps. But I doubt if the cry baby got one they wouldnt turn it down. Waaaaahhhhhhh

8/31/2011 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Big Al said...

I found this article from Oct. '08, just change the mayor's name & update the #'s a tiny bit, and it might as well have been in today's paper:

http://chicagoist.com/2008/10/01/city_jobs_being_eliminated_include.php"


The circus here never changes-just the clowns.

They keep voting for the same group and expect different results.

8/31/2011 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard on the news FOP hired a consultant. SPEND MORE DUES MONEY ON BULLSHIT? Why do we even have an FOP President and Board of Directors if they are just going to piss away money hiring people to do their fucking job?

8/31/2011 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Preparing the Firemen for a rough rough negoiation."

If I'm not mistaken, CPD does all the heavy lifting during contract negotiations and then CFD benefits from it, sometimes being able to sweeten their own pot.

Not complaining about this arrangement really, but maybe we all need to get together and post a unified front, because either way, it's gonna be ugly.

8/31/2011 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Residency may be on the table also."

With Chicago being a sanctuary city, city employees are some of the few taxpayers that can be depended upon to remain in the city.

I realize that there aren't that many of us, but do you really think they'll set us free? They've also got to get that state law that allows this changed.

8/31/2011 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know a couple of really bullshit I.O.D.'s, what ever happened to the so-called medical inspectors? One sergeant got a year I.O.D. last year for a car accident that happened in 2002. Her back started hurting and she knows it is from a small accident 10 years before? It couldn't be from the jogging and running, etc? But, she got away with it!

8/31/2011 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As far as the city cutting back our vacation days, medical insurance, duty availability, uniform allowance, medical time etc., those can't be taken without renegotiating the contract. When the contract expires, fully expect the city to drag out negotiations far longer than ever and have more of our benefits on the table."

But remember, the current contract stays in effect until a new one is agreed upon

8/31/2011 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Public transportation is much more affordable. Give them a bus pass."

They already have a bus pass; their star & ID!

8/31/2011 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we had working computers and printers in our process room, police might be able to get back on the street. Oh, and can I find an inventory bag anywhere?

8/31/2011 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The issue is the rampant corruption by the Daley clan and all their minions over the past decades. It wasn't the hair gel and their units...no. It has been the excessive amounts of money spent on extreme layers of bureaucracy and don't forget about the millions that has been pumped into CAPS and for what return?"

That's true, but now it's too late to do anything about that stuff (except maybe indict Daley).

Nothing will get that money back. We've got to start taking action to recover from the Daley Years.

I do not believe that Rahm's doing the right thing by cutting the police budget, particularly now that G8 & NATO are coming, but you cannot argue with the fact that Chicago lost population in the last census, and stands to lose more population as the continue to slight the taxpayer in favor of "social programs" and being a sanctuary city.

World Class City? Third World City!

8/31/2011 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me, but doesn't Rahm look more and more like the taco bell dog????????????????????????????

LMFAO Yo Querro Tiny Dancer

8/31/2011 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"#5 Additional inside jobs for P.O.'s should be eliminated. Replace them with civilians."

On the few occasions where I go to a police station for service, I expect to talk with a police officer, not some political hack. No thanks. I want someone experienced in handling my issue. If I can't get that, why even enlist your help? That IS why I pay taxes.

Not a Cop (but not the original Not a Cop, nor the other Not a Cop)

8/31/2011 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Not like you people have to Punch in or Out..."

What do you mean, "you people"???

8/31/2011 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've got almost 3 years left--it might as well be a million. Sigh."

I've got six months left and I'm worried!

8/31/2011 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way take your tax dollars and shove them straight up your ass, all the cars are paid for by 1505 funds, but you are to fucking stupid to know what that is.. Here's a lesson kid don't spout off until you know what the fuck your talking about.

8/31/2011 04:55:00 PM

Are all the repairs, tires, G&O and gasoline also paid for by 1505 funds?, or just the confiscated vehicle?

8/31/2011 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we had working computers and printers in our process room, police might be able to get back on the street. Oh, and can I find an inventory bag anywhere?

8/31/2011 09:25:00 PM

Ever call 4-DATA to get one of the computers or printers in the processing room working, or just waiting until 'someone' does it for you? Problem is, GMAC put all the house mice on the street, so 'someone' doesn't work here anymore.

8/31/2011 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"throw clout out the door"

Uh, you do realize that this is Chicago, right?

You can go on dreaming, however.

8/31/2011 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Residency may be on the table also."


anybody hear this one......residency to be lifted, in exchange for 4% of the employee's salary.....

8/31/2011 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

group of 10-15 m/1 and f/1s flash mob beat a m/2 bike rider along the lake shore bike path at 35th and lake park area in 021 at 2135 hours. cant wait till some citizen lights these fuckers up. bike rider required cfd ambo for head imjuries. im sure this wont be covered by the liberal loving media hacks.

8/31/2011 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have also taught myself EXCEL, WORD and ACCESS. They don't train you to do anything..."

That IS training on CPD!

If it ain't required by law, they don't provide it, and if they do, it's usually by streaming video or some such crap.

8/31/2011 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way the Mayor has been referring to the pension funds as old debt is proof he has no intention of funding them long term. The city can declare bankruptcy.

Creditors (Banks) will go after all the city / employee funded pension funds. Who would try and stop them? I'm sure they would win and leave nothing but crumbs for the little folk.

8/31/2011 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can guarantee the CPD can save millions if they put all the useless take home cars back into patrol. Way too many copppers and bosses taking home cars and all they do is drive to and from work in them. Why can't they drive their own cars to work like the rest of the world? Sell the coverts and put all take home unmarks back into patrol. I'm tired of hearing coppers bragg how they never put gas in their personal cars. The bosses make enough money why do they need free cars and gas too?

8/31/2011 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What's next, eliminate all O.T. and swip in and out?

8/31/2011 08:50:00 AM

Was at Homan Sq. the other day and saw they put in 3 new swipe machines complete with palm pad.

....................................

Yeah look at the money that has gone into all these machines over the years. Machines that have not saved the city a dime, only cost the city. Yeah we need those? I'll be putting in a slip each day I'm not able to take a lunch. The days of donating my lunch and personals so I can be of service to this city are over.

8/31/2011 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, wait until you see what YOU feel like at 50 after your body takes a beating for years and years you dumbfuck.

8/31/2011 07:45:00 PM

Not the original poster but...My body has taken a beating and I'm not the svelte babe I used to be...but, geez, a little diet and exercise wouldn't kill some of the fat asses on our job...the job is bad enough on our health without totally letting ourselves go to blubber.

8/31/2011 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks the way the economy has been going any mass firing / lay off would be just ahead of a major US meltdown. Then the missiles and bombs filled with Chinese chemical warfare concoctions start falling.

China waits. 5 years later China moves in.

8/31/2011 09:54:00 PM  

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