Monday, August 29, 2011

This Won't End Well (G8)

The roll call announcements began that the Department is canceling all elective Time Due during May of 2012, along with no full 5th period furloughs and no 5B segments. The city is claiming an "emergency" exists, although how you define an emergency as "something you've known about for over a year" still escapes our comprehension.

We also can't believe the silence emanating from the union side of things. This is the perfect opportunity for the FOP and PBPA to agitate for more hiring, better training, and rail against the faulty logic of "doing more with less." If this article is anywhere near accurate, we're going to see in the neighborhood of 35,000 protestors in town (the anarchist websites are predicting 150,000 but their grandfathers said the same thing in 1968 and they were overreaching then, too):
  • Activists are planning massive demonstrations to coincide with the G8 and NATO summits in Chicago scheduled for spring 2012, with crowds of protesters likely to reach “tens of thousands,” organizers said.

    More than 160 members representing about 50 groups from across the U.S. and Canada gathered Sunday at the Chicago-Kent College of Law to discuss strategy and start planning two large-scale protests and a march that during the week-long joint summit, which is set for mid-May.

    The G8 and similar economic forums have for more than a decade drawn thousands of demonstrators. With the world economy in turmoil and NATO leaders set to discuss Afghanistan war policy, the joint summit should draw protesters on behalf of a wide array of causes, activists said.

We've gotten a number of e-mails with supposed "inside information" regarding planning. We won't go into to detail yet as it's all rumors, but suffice it to say twelve-hour days and the D-unit in uniforms are probably at the top of the list. Some of it is just too stupid to be believed though. We have almost no confidence in HQ to come up with anything workable any time soon.

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187 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the state of the economy being what it is I wouldn't be surprised if there's a record turnout.

How many millions do you think the city needs to set aside for the lawsuits that result?

8/29/2011 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they going to reschedule St. Jude's?

8/29/2011 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a fool if you lay a hand on those protesters.

Let them HAVE this city.

8/29/2011 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous It's ONLY 9 months, hey, what could happen? said...

“The roll call announcements began . . . “

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Since the roll call announcements began 9 months before an “emergency” that is kind of saying “I got the girl pregnant” and I did not have enough time to put on a rubber.


Seriously, this IS the time for the FOP and the PBPA to file a grievance since the department / city has given the “official statement” that they are canceling furloughs/ violating the contract.

I for one will be putting in for a FULL 5th period furlough and I hope to get some money out of these bastards.

8/29/2011 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the fop during all of this? Cmon shields grow a frikin set and step up to this police hatin prick! Pull evno's everytime u get out of the car!! Fuk Rahm-bitch-el-nonresidento-mykidsrtoogoodtogotocpsschools-fukhead!

8/29/2011 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retirement's looking better and better...

God bless you folks who can't go yet.

8/29/2011 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The city is claiming an 'emergency' exists, although how you define an emergency as 'something you've known about for over a year' still escapes our comprehension."

As my 1SG once told me; "Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."

Besides, the city lobbied for these conferences, didn't they?

At least we got some training & equipment for the TABD. Maybe they're hoping the president will send some cash our way.

rb

8/29/2011 02:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked in pittsburg for the G-20 summit in '09 and let me tell you that place was locked down. 30,000+ law enforcement from every state, county and muni agency you could think of. They had a platoon of canines+ handlers 30 strong, tons of swat, mounted, motorcycles, bicycle and plainclothes. If you want this thing in may done right follow this example

8/29/2011 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic. Did anyone catch the mayor on AM 780 yesterday? Anything about layoffs or job cuts?

8/29/2011 04:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey,no worries here! The world renowned expert in counterinsurgency & counterterrorism has every thing under control! I am of course referring to Debbie Kirby...Very heavy sarcasm...We are sooo f*$ked..

8/29/2011 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember that the globalist scum we're defending are the people who moved the jobs out of the USA and now want to destroy your pension to increase their profits further.

8/29/2011 05:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great I get fucked out of working my real job during the busy season once again!

Hmmm.....something will need fixing I think!

8/29/2011 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I urge EVERYONE to call the
FOP to find out what their response to this is!

If the city is declaring it an 'emergency' already, why are we hosting the stupid fucking things!!!!

Call the FOP and let them know you want to hear what they have to SAY!!!!!

8/29/2011 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what will do about this. NOTHING same as always because we dont stick together.

The city pulls this shit and gets away with it because we have been divided for many years.

So dont bitch about it unless you are prepared to do something about it.

8/29/2011 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mikey Shields,

YOU want to be in charge and YOU are now. YOU hired back Mark to do your work in Springfield and the Orange One to handle half of the work up here for YOU. Let's hear how YOU are going to stop this. If this goes thru it will be the bigges contract violation ever against FOP. Time to stop worring about hair jell and playing with the smart phone of a video recorder and be a leader. I'm hoping YOU are up to the task. But like the orther chosen one I have my doubts.

8/29/2011 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know where we can get at least 50 more bodies to help out and they are all down at City Hall.

Aldermen claim to be peace officers and they carry firearms. So let's put them on the front lines when all hell breaks loose in May!

8/29/2011 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The membership of the sgt's, lt's and capt's associations are opposed to agreeing to sacrifice the furlos. Let's see if the PBPA leaders listen.

8/29/2011 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHERE IS THE TRAINING FOR THE G-8 NATO? IT should be ongoing NOW! Thank God the US Military will step in and run the show behind the scenes and Kirby will take all the credit. Where is the riot contol training? There is the emergency not the furloughs. LoL

8/29/2011 06:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter with the whole "emergency" issue. The department can, and will, cite operational needs to justify this. The only thing yet to be seen is whether the union will parlay this into ammunition come contract negotiations. If played correctly, FOP can illustrate this as a tacit admission by the city as to our dismal manpower levels.
- Westside, Inside Do-Nothing

8/29/2011 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone is looking for a plan, there isn't one yet. They don't even know where these meetings are going to be held yet. They are looking at McCormick place the last I heard.

8/29/2011 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't the G8 meet via teleconference?

8/29/2011 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is going to be an EMERGENCY! We had better start prepping now. It's a given we are not going to hire more people or folks.
We are nowhere near the Police Department we had in 1968; and I don't mean just manpower.

8/29/2011 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous victor franko said...

could fop please post job opportunities for coppers rdo. i would imagine some of the downtown buildings might need security to protect those storefront windows.

8/29/2011 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn..where did I put that helmet

8/29/2011 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can believe a lot of stupid shit will happen (from CPD's end) planning wise. The reasons being Rahm doesn't give a shit about us (CPD, citizens, Shitcago) This is nothing but a stepping stone to greater political ambitions for Rahm. Rahm will get a boatload of money from his buddy BO. Rahm's and Mcgruff's idea of CPD is that we are low level employees who should do a lot, lot more with a lot, lot less. And if we don't like it, too bad. The only ones that are really going to suffer and get thrown under the bus when this is all over is CPD. How many of us will get BS numbers and lawsuits at the end of this thing? I thing quite a lot!

8/29/2011 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on the Goon Squad for the TABD thing a few years back. It was a non-event. I'm a little older now and the way things are getting, this could be our asses getting kicked since we're short of help and these protestors are fools and want to get beaten so they can have lawsuits and a media circus.

This has all the elements of a large cluster fuck in place already. I'm not looking forward to this at all.

8/29/2011 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a lot of Par forms for retirement before the G8!

Nice planning Exempts and Mayor!

What a bunch of goofs!

Da Pelon

8/29/2011 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FOP is worthless. Everytime you call no one knows anything. I understand the FOP is ruled by contract on many issues. But there is no leadership no vision no hope for the future. One FOP rep told me retire as soon as you can, what a joke. I thought they were going to come to roll calls and keep us informed ? Another point the FOP likes to bring up is "very few members show up to meetings or get involved". Hey assholes we work afternoon's and midnight's why don't you at the lodge who are paid more than us, visit the roll calls and bring the message to us who are working. If FOP showed any intrest in the membership I think the membership would feel like getting involved was worth the time. Mike I voted for you so far I am very disappointed.

8/29/2011 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not an LEO, and off topic, but kudos to all those Cook County Sheriff personnel enjoying their softball games at Lemont's Bambrick Park Sunday. Despite "No Parking" signs clearly and closely posted on both sides along the only access road, almost all of them parked on both sides of the two lane road, with ample legal parking a hundred yards away. FOP stickers and plate holders in front of all the "No Parking" signs for hundreds of citizens to admire as they navigated the mess to get to the flag football games at the other end. You're welcome back again, ladies and gents, but please follow the rules when off duty. They apply to all of us!!

8/29/2011 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

The FOP just sucks. They always cave in to all the city's demands.

8/29/2011 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

How about fixing the manpower shortage by checking on those medical roll abusers? If they can't work and are just goldbricking, time to cut them. There's some who go on the medical for long periods of time since they didn't get their watch pick last year. Enough of this.

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

I was living here in 1968, and back then there were far fewer news outlets, and most were anti-Daley. Today the Mainstream Media totally supports the Democrats, but that matters less because of the Net. The Yippies and War Protestors did not need the numbers they projected. The Convention result was a black eye for the City that lasted for decades. Large numbers are not the issue; Who has the better communication, tactics and freedom to achieve their goals is what matters most. Looking at it from those perspectives, it becomes clear that the rabble is ahead. Remember, insurgents do not have to win to declare victory. Insurgents just need to not be defeated. As long as they survive, they are winning.

8/29/2011 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe our bosses should meet with the activists leaders and tell them "KNOCK IT OFF, WE MEAN IT" or else........yeah that should about do it. It seemed to work with the gangs right, why not try it with the rational non violent hippies. It would save money on training, overtime, property damages, and lawsuits. To bad they probably already put this idea at the top of thier list and are serious.

People are talking about picking a 5 period furlough and think they are going to get paid. I would pick one too but it would be hard to pick that furlough if it is not there to pick during furlough picks. It has to be resolved before the picks but we all know that will never happen.

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

Rahm has neither respect nor love for the Chicago Police Dept. Consider that he worked in the King Richard II castle and made no friendships with police bosses. So outsiders will be called in to handle the conferences. In case you have not noticed, the CPD is presently headed by an outsider. Using Mutual Aid pacts and federal funding and a call to Bill Daley will cover all the bases. Relax, you won't even be getting overtime. Remember, "Never let a good crisis go to waste." Rahmbo Rocks!!!!!

8/29/2011 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn..where did I put that helmet

8/29/2011 07:19:00 AM

Sold mine on Ebay.....

8/29/2011 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is the only big city in the country without a Master Exercise Practitioner from homeland security to plan and prepare for these types of magoe events. McCarthy put Kirby in charge.................nothing could possibly go wrong with this.

8/29/2011 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Bring it! said...

I wonder if the protestors realize that the only ones who pay ANY attention to them are other protestors?

If a half million of them show up, they're still not going to accomplish anything other than to aggravate local police. The people and policies they are protesting are well insulated from their nonsense, and don't give a crap anyway. Complete waste of time to make themselves feel like they stood up to "The Man".

Morons. Every single one of them.

8/29/2011 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop crying and enjoy the overtime.

8/29/2011 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let them be,you will be sued!

8/29/2011 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
WHERE IS THE TRAINING FOR THE G-8 NATO? IT should be ongoing NOW! Thank God the US Military will step in and run the show behind the scenes and Kirby will take all the credit. Where is the riot contol training? There is the emergency not the furloughs. LoL

8/29/2011 06:17:00 AM

Relax my friend, Kirby and Lodding are in charge of the training. But first the trainers must be trained so maybe late Oct is when the actual training will begin. Lodding has a plan and will organize this event while Kirby hides downtown. We are sooo fucked. Thank god the feds are involved.

8/29/2011 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about it, with all the Fedaeral agencies that will be involved C.P.D. will play second fiddle.

8/29/2011 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember that the globalist scum we're defending are the people who moved the jobs out of the USA and now want to destroy your pension to increase their profits further.

8/29/2011 05:14:00 AM

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Yeah, because the protesters have OUR best interests in mind right? If they were in charge they would have us killed, like Mao or Pol Pot. Thanks but I'd rather work for the globalist warmongers of the G8/NATO.

8/29/2011 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a fool if you lay a hand on those protesters. Let them HAVE this city. 8/29/2011 01:41:00 AM

No you are the fool.

8/29/2011 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. Deb Kirby has it under control....

8/29/2011 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nymous said... Just remember that the globalist scum we're defending are the people who moved the jobs out of the USA and now want to destroy your pension to increase their profits further. 8/29/2011 05:14:00 AM




You are correct

8/29/2011 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many graduations will be missed? My kid is graduating from UNLV. Do they really expect me to miss it?

8/29/2011 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did hear Rham on 780 last night. He stated several times how he put 750 cops on the street ( out of 1000 promised). Not only that, he said the 750 ALL came from inside "central office" jobs, those who were once working a desk job are all back pushing the beat. I guess he considers Tru and MSF "central office?" when asked if he plans on any new hires, he totally skirted the issue. Is there any reporter in this town who is actually any good, who will call the man on this fuzzy math? Of the 750, how many came from Tru and MSF, who were alreay on the street?

8/29/2011 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For everyone harping on the word "emergency," it doesn't mean shit according to our contract. You might as well stop crying now because you're not going to be able to take a 5th period furlough.

Section 23.2 Furlough Scheduling

Furlough schedules may be adjusted to accommodate seasonal operations, significant revision in organization, work assignments or the number of personnel in particular ranks.

8/29/2011 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6qpYliAjXY&feature=related or "Anarchist black bloc clash with police at G20 Pittsburg" watch what these cock suckers do at the 2:00 minute mark of this video. This looks to be a miserable time for the police.

8/29/2011 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

remember, they put deb kirby in charge of the planning of this whole thing--- the city also wants to eliminate all bid spots on district desk and lock up and replace them with civilians--- this will be a focus of contract negotiations next june--- some lock ups will also be closed....

8/29/2011 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with all the Chicken Little hysterics?

Deb Kirby is in charge right?

Come On, she did stupendous job in IAD didn't she?

Look how well she handled that SOS thing.

I'm sure this is in the absolute best possible hands.

8/29/2011 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so easy to handle this without canceling furloughs

1. Do 12 hour shifts for first and second watch.
2. Third watch works the events
3. Hire off duty back to fill in needs
4. Give guys who get the furlo the option to work for ot
5. Use all full duty personnel who are working inside jobs as well as detectives
6. Get help from county state and federal agencies in the area as well as out of the area.

This should

8/29/2011 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many millions do you think the city needs to set aside for the lawsuits that result?

8/29/2011 01:23:00 AM


... and how many photo ops will the exempts take with arrestees on their knees in cuffs?

just saying

8/29/2011 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked World Cup Soccer at Soldiers Field, the Democratic National Convention and every big crowd event up until Inauguration night 2008 and every Bulls Riot. We always started training 9 months to a year before. I never saw or heard Kirby's name mentioned at all, so how can she be in charge with NO EXPERIENCE AT ALL. We are headed for a experience that will rival or exceed the 1968 Convention Riots. It will be epic. I hope they are planning on bringing in P.O.s from other municipalities because we don't have enough.

8/29/2011 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Gov. Rick Parry said...

"Just remember that the globalist scum we're defending are the people who moved the jobs out of the USA and now want to destroy your pension to increase their profits further.

8/29/2011 05:14:00 AM"

What??? WalMart is involved too??????

8/29/2011 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way we can have our voices heard is for the Union to make this an issue in the Presidential Election. When the hometown of the President has its Emergency Services underfunded and criminally neglected it should be national news. This Mayor played a large role in the current impotent regime in DC and needs to be held accountable.

8/29/2011 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot

http://tinyurl.com/446dwtb

Sex offenders paid to baby-sit

State of illinois at it again

8/29/2011 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st step in eliminating all furlos in 6-7 and8th periods.

8/29/2011 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone needing CPD riot gear for a low price that's between 5'8 -5'10, 180-195 lbs. Give me a call (202)407-3961. I bought this gear when I was in the academy and has never been used. I left CPD for another agency a couple of years ago and this stuff is just taking up space in my basement.

8/29/2011 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y don't they have this Shit in february when its cold. These goofs wont be protesting in 10 degree temperatures.

8/29/2011 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are the union so if want something done, attend the meetings. if you get no results vote them out,or keep whinning like a spoiled child. the attitude that youll be taken care of by the union, so you can relax is bs.

8/29/2011 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being the police is now the 2nd most deadly prof
fession. This trend will not change anytime soon. Miners (most dangerous) understand the risk of a possible accident. More than half of the deaths in the police profession are murders and half are accidents. No other job besides the military is designed for the possiblity of being murdered. And how about the police who suvive their injuries after being attacked who may never lead a normal life agin due to severe injuries. Yes I understood this when I came on that there is a definite danger and possibilty of being injured or killed. Thank God that this has not happened and hope it never does but thousands of police officers have held the line and have made the ultimate sacrafice. My rant is to have FOP & PBPA remember this to use as an arguement when fighting for scraps at the table and not to give anything up. Rah is going to go for huge givebacks and I dont have faith in the current leadership of FOP PBPA to stand up to him. All I have to say is 2ND MOST DANGEROUS PROFESSION / #1 VIOLENT PROFESSION.

8/29/2011 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be so much cheaper for the dept to let you bid a 5 or 5b then cancel it, than to not let anyone bid. Canceled furlo would cost time and a half for 7% of the dept who sucessfully bid on those segments. However not letting anyone bid means that anyone who could bid can file a grievance. The last furlo pick I went to, 5th period furlos were still open with about half of the officers still having a choice left. 7% versus 50% seems like a no-brained choice, which is probably why the department made the choice it did.

8/29/2011 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool! I need some OT money. All the other overtime opportunities are drying up on the this job. And, if I get hurt during the G8-- I'll see ya at the end of summer! RDO's cancelled at time and a half? 12 hour days? CHA-CHING!
Bring it!

Maybe the "flash mobs" can help us out with the visitors, too.

8/29/2011 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just so you all know...dont think for one minute, that its going to be like "bulls riots"...and that "it a free be for the police".....you can be assured that the entire event is being recorded...DONT GET DRAWN IN...the protester will curse you out..insult you...ect.....the minute you re-act..the camera roles...just stay with each other...realize who is in charge...skahill...kirby...brown....ALL MORONS....they will NEVER stand behind you...the old bosses are gone...the C.P.D. has caught up to the suburbs now...everything is recorded...gps is the norm...the state's attorney's office along with the f.b.i. now review ALL cases of brutality...THIS IS A FACT...our f.o.p. is powerless..we have a contract for seniority..bidding..ect...but they are powerless when it comes to large scale events like this...this is the case all over the U.S....police officers are getting indicted for civil rights violations at an alarming rate...assaults are up against us all over the U.S....in short...just do your job...and move on to the next...i believe that good citizens do appreciate us...but they dont control our future like politicians and reverends do....nothing worse than getting stripped,sent to callback and possibly fired for some shitbag dope dealer or protester....BE SAFE...AND GO HOME TO YOUR FAMILY EACH AND EVERY NIGHT...GOD BLESS!

8/29/2011 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are nowhere near the Police Department we had in 1968; and I don't mean just manpower.

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The world is a lot different place as well.

8/29/2011 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I urge EVERYONE to call the
FOP to find out what their response to this is!

If the city is declaring it an 'emergency' already, why are we hosting the stupid fucking things!!!!

Call the FOP and let them know you want to hear what they have to SAY!!!!!

8/29/2011 05:37:
You mean to dare ask boy wonder mikey shields to do his job? That jagoff is so quiet like the little man ion the corner sold us the bullshit and now fell asleep at the switch!

8/29/2011 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous victor franko said...

could fop please post job opportunities for coppers rdo. i would imagine some of the downtown buildings might need security to protect those storefront windows.

8/29/2011 07:17:00 AM
RDO's will be CANCELLED guaranteed!

8/29/2011 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a fool if you lay a hand on those protesters.

Let them HAVE this city.

8/29/2011 01:41:00 AM

I agree. Let them do what they want. The first one you touch will certainly be video recorded and YOU will be made an example of.

8/29/2011 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kirby OMG what a clown,why the fuck is she along with penny dteb and the rest of the gold star idiots still in power! Hey Mac with terrorism and major problems with these double trouble events coming you need to clean house NOW! Tell the revs to "fuck themselves" along with their MB (make believe) churches and man up before we are victimized in May! Did you call the national guard in for a talk? How about Navy SEALS and other special reams?

How about "NO PERMITS" for disrupting the citizens here? Or if you have to just east of LASD by North Ave grant the permit EAST of the beach let them protest all they want there!

8/29/2011 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a radical in the sixties. Today I am a Chicago police officer nearing retirement. I will oppose the protesters when I am being paid and on duty. I will join the protesters when I wm off duty. Why not? The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Power to the People!

8/29/2011 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This also opens up their plan to eliminate the 1st watch. Using their emergency manpower demands they will implement a staggered 2 rollcall 2nd and 3rd watch. If it works it will be part of the next contract bargaining position for the city.
I can't wait to work the 2200-0700 watch.

8/29/2011 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Buried a partner or two said...

Anonymous said...
Are they going to reschedule St. Jude's?

Do you think they give a shit about any Police Officer, living or dead?

I think not! This has been clearly demonstrated over the years, but never so blatantly as recently.

RIP Mike

8/29/2011 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous ltjjthulis rtd said...

do you know exactly when in May the G8 and nato will be in Chgo??
i want to be sure I don't have any appointments in the loop at that time.
thanks

8/29/2011 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Bullshit union better start making noise and pushing for hiring!!!!!!!!!!!! This is complete crap! Come on guy's, we all know we are understaffed, under trained, under equipped, under managed, and that our leadership is doing nothing to establish faith, support and confidence with the workers. We are the one's who will be out there with the protesters running the trial and error drills with the know it all know nothing bosses ideas and plans to handle the demonstrator's this current administration and management has no idea what they are doing nor what needs to be done. We are not appreciated nor support by our administration nor the public, why is our brass not looking into rebuilding this support and establishing rapport with the community, media and employee/management? Is it because they do not care? It would appear so. Hang on boy's and girl's it's going to get nasty and fast. If they are allowed to cancel all 5th period furlough's what is next? July and August because crime appears to rise during these months? The sad part is, even if they do hire and start a class now, these new Officers will not be ready for the streets by May. Thanks to the prior mayor and his staff for leaving us so short and to the new mayor and his staff for not giving a shit and leaving us to fend for ourselves and scraps.

8/29/2011 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

On Rush Limbaugh, today:

"My friends ask me, "Are you afraid of a race riot?" We already have one. That's what these 'flash mobs' are about. They're not being reported as such but that's what they are."

8/29/2011 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just do it , there will be Tons of OT involved, the protesters will stir up Trouble as they always do. Make that Money, Make em Pay..

8/29/2011 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the FLOP suck, shields team sucks worse then the other guys

8/29/2011 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking into my crystal ball & I see.....the medical roll jumping into 1200 IODs....LOL still covered under the contract so hmmmmmmmm hit it before the summit....that is all

8/29/2011 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

8/29/2011 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry, Deb Kirby has it all under control! She's an expert on all things G8. Ha!

8/29/2011 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just remember.....
when you get hit with a molitov fall behind the rank and let the sgt. w/ fire ext. put you out.
this is s.o.p. in the uk.
good luck !

8/29/2011 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it appeard that Chicago PD will have no representation at the Memorial in DC for 2012. What a damn shame....

8/29/2011 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the city better go back to the 10 hr work day schedule, because you cannot force people to work overtime. the FOP better pay attention because i got a feeling the city is going to violate alot of contractual rights. this emergency to cancel 5a furloughs and all 5 is bullshit. they have enough time to prepare... step up FOP

8/29/2011 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why in the Hell is Chicago even thinking about hosting this mess. Every city that has hosted this event has had nothing but trouble. Tell these misfits to go destroy some other town and leave us be. Just who is going to pay for all this? This town is broke. We can't even hire more cops, pay teachers their rightful pays raises, or even put money into our pension system. Rahm, and his connected coharts, won't be on the receiving end of the bricks and bottles or get handed the bill for this mess. Go somewhere else!

8/29/2011 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the Sun Times story about one of the Vencko brothers stealing more of oue pension money. Where does this city gravy train end. Why aren't these punks in jail doing time? Pure outright theft. The Daley Crime Family gets another pass. Why not. If your brother can get away with murder Mr. Venecko then stealing millions of dollars from city pension funds is easy.

8/29/2011 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic..."End of road for Crown Vic". So long sweet rear wheel drive one. I hardly knew you but you served me well during our short time together. Oh the car chases we were part of. The leg room and radio in the Tahoe is great, but that's about it. Never will I experience the same thrills I did with you on a Tahoe. R.I.P. partner.


No more Tahoes either buddy city stopped purchasing them in febuary none have been delivered in months and the last 200 vics arrived in the areas in July. Area 1 is testing the Dodge Charger and another unknown Area is testing the Vic's replacement the ford interceptor. New vehicles soon once the city finds a connected dealership.

8/29/2011 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! How about deploying the 500 coppers we have in TRU and MSF? Oh......my bad, we disbanded them. Disregard.

8/29/2011 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just heard that there are gonna be 62 openings in 018 and 57 openings in 001 next period. Here's your chance north siders going south.

8/29/2011 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooooooo glad I quit and moved out of this crappy city/state!!

8/29/2011 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

There has to be an end game...

Especially with the intentionally depleted manpower.

Why schedule G8 & NATO in a city where police manpower has been allowed to dwindle so badly?

Rahm is already on record as not going to hire anytime soon.

The city is still reaping the continued backdoor financial windfall of a de facto lay-off at CPD...

You civilians can continue to shake your heads in disbelief if you want to.

NO ONE is saying shit about the roughly $3 to $4 Billion in artificial savings (robbeth Peter, payeth Paul) the city has reaped over the last decade.

There has to be an end game...

With those "savings" how can the city be nearly $1 Billion in the hole?

Amusing how the TIF slush fund is nearly equal to the stated budget shortfall?

"Hide da money" is the name of the game.

The budget crisis is a manufactured one designed to exploit difficult financial times to coax taxpayers into signing on to the "fuck The Police/municipal employees, their pensions and their pay. We don't have shit so they shouldn't get shit either" movement that has been gathering momentum.

A stake should be driven through the heart of the TIF vampire but the mayor, the alderfools, clouted developers, phony-assed Richie & Maggie fronted charitable organizations and friends & families of all the above would have to once and for all stop stealing and make the taxpayers whole...

Meh... Fuck it...
The Police have sounded the alarm long enough.

Let the public read the upcoming best seller books about how they've been rooked when they come out.

"I Was a Secret Agent Against Chicago Corruption! *Snicker!* " by RMD...

"Codename: Stuttering Prick" by Mara Georges

"Yeah, I Lied!" by 9.5

"WTF?" by G-mac.

"Ya Miss me?" by j-fled

"Seriously! WTF? O_o?" by DTEB, Penny, EW3 & A.C.

All the made members of Daley Inc. will be silk-draped, gold plated, jewel encrusted skulls reclining in the family crypts & clacking their teeth in mocking derision at having totally busted-out a thriving economic engine like Chicago and managing to hide it from the public for so long by the time a light shines on this shit.

Jesus weeps. Atlas shrugged. Devils laugh...

The heart-broken Policemen say "fuck it" and pour each other another one while the howling mob screeches in outrage,"Damn you! this is all YOUR FAULT!"

Yeah... There's an end game.

...Survival.

Regular citizens should be scared out of their wits...

Remember... None of this madness was brought about by The Policeman's hand...

Heh... What's that? You gotta blame "somebody" for this mess?

Chicagoans are amusing...

Perhaps that's the end game?

Just pure shits & giggles...

8/29/2011 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ill take the 100 hrs ot!

8/29/2011 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a real BAD FEELING about this!! I think we are going to be in a world of shit, when these people come to town!

8/29/2011 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the G8/NATO summits are not enough to justify more coppers on the streets you can forget about it.

Which reminds me..

You know the city leaders made this big deal about residency requirements by firing that $120K a year school admin or whatever.

So when we hire outside, out of resident security forces to supplement the CPD for the G8 how many MILLIONS OF DOLLARS are we going to blow on that?

How many millions of dollars are going to be spent after the G8 with lawyers and court proceedings with regard to free speech rights and excessive force complaints. You know it's coming.

Yeah, like I said before. Penny wise and dollar foolish. How does the city benefit from this little party if the trickle down economics from it all leaves the state?

It's been said that 30,000 protesters of more will be here. Well just imagine if one percent, just one percent happens to be an illegal immigrant Al Queda member....that's what...300 terrorist.

Don't ask them for their ID's now -- who they are -- where they are -- what they're doing here. That would be profiling and as we all have been lectured time and time again. They are only trying to make a better life for themselves (by breaking our laws and getting away with it)

8/29/2011 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Big Al said...

Why can't the G8 meet via teleconference?

8/29/2011 06:53:00 AM

-----------------------------

Seriously! What ever happened to, www.gotoG8summit.com??

8/29/2011 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What could possibly go wrong? With Kirby having the officer's backs they will crush these demonstrators. Then Kirby can prefer charges and get them all fired. At the IAD she was merciless in dealing with what she could never understand. There is violence in the police world. She being an over promoted 19th ward political hack with just about ZERO
police experience will screw this up. Other than run the Area #2 Det. Log to HQ every morning she was always to be found INSIDE. We are so screwed.

8/29/2011 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Sgt. Keating (ret.) said...

The city might have to streamline the IOD process.

8/29/2011 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as we have a superintendent that listens to the politicians instead of the rank and file we will have poor leadership. Any fool that would put Kirby in charge of such a volatile situtation needs to have their head examined.

8/29/2011 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of 20 guys without gas-masks yet. I cant even imagine the numbers citywide. What a disorganized joke our department is now. The city ran out of Federal money during TARA training and stopped issuing them. Don't get put on the front lines if you don't have one boys and girls. All I know is, personally I will do nothing, and I would advise the rest of you the same. Alverez is always looking for Police scalps and she will grandstand you right to prison for votes. Let the city burn! Let the citizens who gave 300,000 for a dog in a lawsuit ,appreciate the police a little more. They will have me standing in a line dressed like a goon but that is it. During times like these it all comes down to leadership and I Don't see many of them. (exempts) They wont back you up so don't put yourself out there.

8/29/2011 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The G8 Financial Criminals think we are lower then whale shit and will declare any disturbance to be a "police riot".

Your rulers hate you.

Remember, these are stateless globalists who have ruined the US economy and won't be happy until people are working for free.

8/29/2011 04:12:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

We lost a fine member of the CPD Mounted Unit early this afternoon. "Mickey C", an 18-year old gelding crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. He went into a seizure and fatally collapsed at North Avenue Beach.

Mickey's namesake was our slain police hero PO Mike Ceriale who was murdered in the line of duty during a stakeout in the 2nd District on August 21, 1998.

Condolences and wishes for our Creator's greenest pastures for Mickey on the other side.

For animal/pet lovers, see www.RainbowsBridge.com

8/29/2011 04:14:00 PM  
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8/29/2011 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone considered a G grant allowing Police from all over to come to town and assist for the event,all on the fed's dime.
I think our lil mayorette pre-potus wannabe has the juice with osama to pull it off. No big $$ on the city's end, no ot required as thousands of leos may in fact be involved and best of all...with all that manpower...a fuckin monkey could be in charge and come out lookin capable.

8/29/2011 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/29/2011 01:23:00 AM

If you all comport yourselves properly...and not act like the Jagoff SGT that is getting suspended for improperly detaining a Booter...then the city should have No Worries.

8/29/2011 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These assholes are getting everything they want from our socialist world leaders.

We are the ones who should be protesting, the tax paying contributers to society, not these life long takers.

8/29/2011 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a radical in the sixties. Today I am a Chicago police officer nearing retirement. I will oppose the protesters when I am being paid and on duty. I will join the protesters when I wm off duty. Why not? The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Power to the People!

8/29/2011 11:56:00 AM

What a piece of shit you are. I worked with coppers who did great work and then pissed hot for coke. Guess what, they were pieces of shit too. If you stand side by side with me for pay only, then let me know up front and I'll call you what you are, a mercenary and nothing more.

8/29/2011 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why in the Hell is Chicago even thinking about hosting this mess. Every city that has hosted this event has had nothing but trouble. Tell these misfits to go destroy some other town and leave us be. Just who is going to pay for all this? This town is broke. We can't even hire more cops, pay teachers their rightful pays raises, or even put money into our pension system. Rahm, and his connected coharts, won't be on the receiving end of the bricks and bottles or get handed the bill for this mess. Go somewhere else!

8/29/2011 01:48:00 PM


When you can't get the Olympics, you go for the G8...

8/29/2011 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sidenote:

Anyone notice the CABS parking almost everywhere in every northside district?

You ever think that those CABS are driven by MEN that seem to always CONGREGATE together in large numbers!

Don't ignore or be fooled what is in plainsight! Heads up!

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

Re: Our Dept:

My Thoughts....

We ve weakend our once intimidating prescence the stature of a once very proud and unified Department.

So over the years of our internal struggles lately all involving: scandal, morale killing, rectifying image, punishing, firing as well as forced retirement and DUMPING. We, in essence get what we get!

So many strings from so many puppet masters of this City have entangled the hapless and once merry marionettes that now they dont know how to dance anymore!

We just go out and try and believe each day will be better than the next and one day it will be like it once was.

However it will not and we must come to grips with it and move forward. Forward we go but uncertain and confused!

I see many "rumor starters and back stabbers" in each unit TALKING so much shit....Nervousness? or dellusions of grandeur? Maybe!

Whatever it is everyone needs to relax and SHUT UP and stick together and DEAL with each other and stop throwing stones and realize we all live in glass houses.

This shit can fall apart fast and WE all need back up and each other!

Take a look around guys and gals. As goofy as the guy/girl sitting at roll call is next to you he/she is part of what you signed up to be and are....so be fucking proud of it ...encourage each other or walk the fuck away if your pissed but try and support the whole department. Crusty and bitter is stressful and fucked up realize this!

This is what it is and I know I am not pulling many strings as we all need to dance together in this show!

Roll with the changes and try and not judge and label!

3 bars
++++++++++++++++++++

8/29/2011 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I urge EVERYONE to call the
FOP to find out what their response to this is!

If the city is declaring it an 'emergency' already, why are we hosting the stupid fucking things!!!!

Call the FOP and let them know you want to hear what they have to SAY!!!!!

8/29/2011 05:37:
You mean to dare ask boy wonder mikey shields to do his job? That jagoff is so quiet like the little man ion the corner sold us the bullshit and now fell asleep at the switch!

8/29/2011 11:39:00 AM

yea, I called today to ask about this. the receptionist told me that not one officer was in the building because today is the FOP outing!!!

I should have known

8/29/2011 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else thinking this is the perfect storm for a terrorist attack?

8/29/2011 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF! I had a cruise planned in May!

8/29/2011 06:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"we're going to need a bigger boat"

Lost In Fillmore

8/29/2011 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm has neither respect nor love for the Chicago Police Dept. Consider that he worked in the King Richard II castle and made no friendships with police bosses. So outsiders will be called in to handle the conferences. In case you have not noticed, the CPD is presently headed by an outsider. Using Mutual Aid pacts and federal funding and a call to Bill Daley will cover all the bases. Relax, you won't even be getting overtime. Remember, "Never let a good crisis go to waste." Rahmbo Rocks!!!!! I never really looked at it this way. I think this guy is right, The Little Dictator doesn't give a shit about us!

8/29/2011 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I was a radical in the sixties. Today I am a Chicago police officer nearing retirement. I will oppose the protesters when I am being paid and on duty. I will join the protesters when I wm off duty. Why not? The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Power to the People!

8/29/2011 11:56:00 AM

You're a complete douche.

8/29/2011 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go AWOP for a day here or there, hit the medical or have an "accident" a couple of days before the summit. The city and department brass need to start treating its employees with a little more respect. They need us more than we need them. If we all stuck together we would have the politicians and bosses eating oujt of the palm of our hands but there is always those company men who want to show everyone else up.

8/29/2011 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nut's and Bolt's, Nut's and Bolt's this city is SCREWED!"



HA HA enjoy hands off Police for a hands off mayor and brass

8/29/2011 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter with the whole "emergency" issue. The department can, and will, cite operational needs to justify this. The only thing
yet to be seen is whether the union will parlay this into ammunition come contract negotiations. If played correctly, FOP can illustrate this as a tacit admission by the city as to our dismal manpower levels.
- Westside, Inside Do-Nothing

8/29/2011 06:30:00 AM

Doesn't matter if the dept. was up to full strength, it still wouldn't be enough to handle what's coming--so your 'point' doesn't hold water. It doesn't matter how many coppers or guardsmen they put on the street--there will still be mayhem.

8/29/2011 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The F.O.P. needs to hold a press conferance and play hardball and demand these insane conferences be cancelled. We do not physically have the manpower to control crowds that large. Highlight the lack of financial obligation from Washington and the squandering of the precious dollars we have on USELESS technology. If the city is calling this an emergency, and cancelling time off demand to address the energency and cancel it. The only emergency is the criminal lack of adequate staffing needs. We are 4,500 short and no one says a word. We need to involve Drudge or Rush or Hannity to help us avoid getting blindsided like in London last month.

8/29/2011 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that as a citizen, I find thousands of humans to be a waste of oxygen but the passing of Mickey the police horse brings tears to my eyes?

8/29/2011 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just for the sake of discussion, and not that I'm on choosing sides, but maybe the reason that the FOP or PBPA have not complained is because an emergency is not necessarily something that is happening right now:

Definition of emergency

1. an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action
2: an urgent need for assistance or relief

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emergency

I think that #2 MIGHT cover the need to make plans for a future emergency. And oh yea, all you people out there who are worried about furlos and time off during that period? You signed on to be Police Officers. Police Officers, by definition protect the public. Especially during emergencies.

Fire away!

26 yrs on. Stay safe!

8/29/2011 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the department is going to cancel days off, cancel furlos and make a stand against these protesters, they have a responsibility to train and equip everyone. I believe it is our job to handle events like this, no matter what it takes, but goddamn it, make sure that we have the tools and training to do so.

Hey Garry, you were there on 9/11 and underperforming equipment was a big part of the problem. The firemen's radios didn't work right and communications were not integrated. Maybe everyone dies anyway, but maybe not. Don't let that happen to us.

8/29/2011 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problem, Northside. Mickey C. is already up there with his "wingman" Secretariat chasing down those mares. I posted a memorial to my beloved dog Max on Rainbow's Bridge.

8/29/2011 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys better learn to hate.

The only thing that will help this country now is pure hatred of the political/crony capitalist class.

How many crimes do the Daley/Vanecko sociopaths have to pull off before you get pissed?

And remember, these cocksuckers are small time..................

8/29/2011 08:48:00 PM  
Blogger The Wolf said...

Why can't we be protected from lawsuits like judges and prosecutors? It seems like a simple fix to a large problem. Police would still not be immune from prosecution if you actually committed a crime but the BS lawsuits should be off the table.

Every time I have gone to Corp Couns. the big question is, what are your finances like because punitive damages are always on the table. If you are doing your job protecting the citizens of this city you should be free of frivolous law suits.
As always, to my brothers and sisters in blue, be safe and God bless.
The Wolf

8/29/2011 09:07:00 PM  
Blogger Working Man said...

I just read the story of the passing of "Mikey C", Officer Casasanto's partner. What a truly heartbreaking story. My heart goes out to Officer Casasanto for the pain and agony I'm sure he's going through right now. These horses are amazing animals and have helped myself out in many crowd control incidents in my time.
God bless you Officer, and may Mikey C be romping through the pastures over the Rainbow Bridge.

8/29/2011 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all you idiots who voted for Shields instead of Greg Bella, hope your happy with the crappy FOP because its only gonna get worse! Bella would NEVER put up with this shit!

8/29/2011 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To make matters more interesting, the national restaurant show is scheduled for the same week. The NRA said that they will refuse to reschedule .

8/29/2011 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm has neither respect nor love for the Chicago Police Dept. Consider that he worked in the King Richard II castle and made no friendships with police bosses. So outsiders will be called in to handle the conferences. In case you have not noticed, the CPD is presently headed by an outsider. Using Mutual Aid pacts and federal funding and a call to Bill Daley will cover all the bases. Relax, you won't even be getting overtime. Remember, "Never let a good crisis go to waste." Rahmbo Rocks!!!!!

8/29/2011 08:15:00 AM

You're absolutely right. Officers need to relax. We will be doing the grunt work. Outsiders will be taking care of most of this. We'll be directing traffic or acting as human shields. I agree that there will not be any OT.

8/29/2011 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give the Department some credit, R & D is working on a ribbon for the event. Priorities, McCarthy needs a ribbon.

8/29/2011 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

35th is suggesting that we should dress in ballerina uniforms during crowd control for G8. They say it will have a counter effect on the crowd and soothe any outbursts of anger. Females are going to wear pink 14 inch pancake tutus, and the men are going to wear a blue complete body unitard and black jazz tap shoes.

8/29/2011 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...
you are the union so if want something done, attend the meetings. if you get no results vote them out,or keep whinning like a spoiled child. the attitude that youll be taken care of by the union, so you can relax is bs.

8/29/2011 11:07:00 AM

That may be true however I pay dues so that they can fight for me so I can work. So I will go to the meetings instead of the deduction of useless dues being taken out of my check.

8/29/2011 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous victor franko said...

could fop please post job opportunities for coppers rdo. i would imagine some of the downtown buildings might need security to protect those storefront windows.

8/29/2011 07:17:00 AM
RDO's will be CANCELLED guaranteed!

8/29/2011 11:40:00 AM

I hope so. KI could use the OT.

8/29/2011 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least we got some training & equipment for the TABD. Maybe they're hoping the president will send some cash our way.

rb

8/29/2011 02:49:00 AM

You're kidding, right? When I went to the week long TARA class, they asked how many people had gas masks. Less than 5 people raised their hands.

A year later, I went to the class where we had to put on those goofy paper suits. Again they asked how many people had gas masks. Same response...less than 5.

This city has been promising us gas masks for about 5 years and still nothing. One of the instructors told us to go to Home Depot and pick up masks rated
N94. The city & department doesn't give a FUCK about us!!!!

8/29/2011 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That may be true however I pay dues so that they can fight for me so I can work. So I will go to the meetings instead of the deduction of useless dues being taken out of my check.

8/29/2011 09:53:00 PM

You are paying dues for them to live the life of priviledge! Go and look at the books on how much they spend.

8/29/2011 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea why any city would want to host the G8 or NATO summits with the threat to both people and property. I couldn't care less about our corrupt political leadership, but I do care about the hardworking people of this city and our beautiful architectural past and present. We all watched as mindless rioters in the UK destroyed institutions that survived even WWII! I am in full support of the police bashing heads of anyone (locals and outsiders alike) who attempts to use these summits as an excuse for anarchistic behavior.

8/29/2011 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just remembered where I've seen McCarthy before.

He's the bald brewer with the long beard on the Samuel Adams commercials.

He's gonna build the system to make the best possible police work. Mmmmm yummy police work.

8/29/2011 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is what happended to the Crystal Ball Unit? Also when are we having the party for peterson. AMF!!!!!!!

8/29/2011 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Why is Ozzie Guillen wearing a CPD checkerboard supervisor's baseball cap all over the news tonight?

8/29/2011 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT: Why is Ozzie Guillen wearing a CPD checkerboard supervisor's baseball cap all over the news tonight?

8/29/2011 10:33:00 PM


Because he is pro-police, dickhead! He also wears CPD memorial shirts too, are you gonna complain about that too? Asswipe!

8/29/2011 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

August 29, 2011

COURT UPHOLDS 'CITIZEN'S RIGHT' TO FILM COPS

Arresting someone for filming the police is a constitutional violation, a Federal Appeals Court has ruled...

http://www.policeone.com/legal/articles/
4274274-Court-upholds-citizens-right-to-film-cops/

8/29/2011 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/29/2011 - 733PM

Another nitwit contributes what he or she thinks is an educated post.

Reread and actually try to comprehend the point of the original post. Allow me to briefly summarize the point blog visitors with brains walked away with after reading this particular, and other, like posts. REGARDLESS of the actual number of 'boots on the ground', the point is IT WOULD STILL SHOW THAT THE CITY/DEPARTMENT IS WOEFULLY UNDERSTAFFED.

Exposing the shortcomings in our training and equipment would naturally follow. The point was (I believe) to show just how piss-poor the CPD is prepared for something of this magnitude and to enable the city getting caught with their pants down.

Reading is a skill, my Neanderthal friend. Reading comprehension and deducing logical thoughts from provided material requires yet a higher level of intelligence. You obviously possess neither.

May I suggest you put down the remote and pick up a book before it's too late.

Westside Do Nuthin': 1

29 Aug 11 @ 733PM: 0

8/29/2011 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I was a radical in the sixties. Today I am a Chicago police officer nearing retirement. I will oppose the protesters when I am being paid and on duty. I will join the protesters when I wm off duty. Why not? The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Power to the People!

8/29/2011 11:56:00 AM

I was a lib in the sixties because I didn't recognize the enemy.

I Recently retired and will be looking for you to say hi and give you some power..

8/29/2011 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) watch what you do removed police powers fuck it do the minimum!
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-ticket-problem-discipline-20110829,0,266882.story

8/29/2011 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm looking forward to working the G8 and NATO. i want another ribbon to wear next to my crime reduction ribbon

8/29/2011 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, where's my post from last night? It was no worse that what's already been posted?

Well, here it is again...for the most part -

While I don't want anyone to get hurt, I hope the city burns during one or both of these "disasters waiting to happen." That will show the rest of the world how understaffed we really are & open the eyes of every citizen (all 5000 of them) who voted for Rahmbo, to how egotistical and arrogant he is for wanting to "showcase" Chicago.

8/29/2011 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tips that worked in europe in the 60's from an old guy --- Don't swing a weapon above the shoulders. That attracts cameras.
Come from down low and tell all you were attacking an observed threat. Wear good boots and take out knees. Plenty of old school dirty tricks online. Use what they use but don't get caught.

Don't get separated and protect only each other. Look out for each other, no one else will.

8/29/2011 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope a few members of CPD were at the meeting at Chicago-Kent College of Law where these protestors were planning their strategy. They should have been there taking notes and getting photos of the leaders of these organizations.

8/29/2011 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I worked World Cup Soccer at Soldiers Field, the Democratic National Convention and every big crowd event up until Inauguration night 2008 and every Bulls Riot. We always started training 9 months to a year before. I never saw or heard Kirby's name mentioned at all, so how can she be in charge with NO EXPERIENCE AT ALL. We are headed for a experience that will rival or exceed the 1968 Convention Riots. It will be epic. I hope they are planning on bringing in P.O.s from other municipalities because we don't have enough.

8/29/2011 10:34:00 AM

Do not worry, Lodding is in charge of traiing. Howard will make sure we are properly trained for next may. NOT!

8/29/2011 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no idea why any city would want to host the G8 or NATO summits with the threat to both people and property...
8/29/2011 10:12:00 PM
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Why? Because it's our turn in the barrel, that's why.

8/29/2011 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Why is Ozzie Guillen wearing a CPD checkerboard supervisor's baseball cap all over the news tonight?

8/29/2011 10:33:00 PM
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He wears one all the time because he SUPPORTS CPD---

8/29/2011 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the Obama voter who was sad when Mickey the mounted unit horse passed away. That same sense of loss you felt for the horse should be felt for the men and woman that put their life on the line every day. Your getting closer but have a long way to go. Have fun with the protesters and remember we kicked your fathers ass in 68 and were gonna kick yours in may 2012 jagoff.

8/29/2011 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So lemme get this straight.... The city petitions to host this cluster-fuck, knowing full well that we're strapped for cash, resources and manpower. Then they turn around and declare some kind of "emergency" nine months out?

I'm no John Marshall graduate, but I smell a few lawsuits coming from this.....

I can't wait to get denied my request for a full 5. $$$$!!!

8/29/2011 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys better learn to hate.

The only thing that will help this country now is pure hatred of the political/crony capitalist class.

How many crimes do the Daley/Vanecko sociopaths have to pull off before you get pissed?

And remember, these cocksuckers are small time..................

8/29/2011 08:48:00 PM
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Nice try. Go post your bullshit somewhere else you communist bastard. See you in May. Feel free to torch most of the south and west sides while you are here.

8/29/2011 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not activate the Illinois National Guard?

8/30/2011 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...but please follow the rules when off duty. They apply to all of us!!"

We give passes to churches and everything else.

Try driving down Sacramento on a Saturday or Sunday.

Where do you draw the line? If we give one group a pass, we have to give everyone a pass.

8/30/2011 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"he said the 750 ALL came from inside 'central office' jobs, those who were once working a desk job are all back pushing the beat. I guess he considers Tru and MSF 'central office?'"

Liar, liar! Pants on Fire!

8/30/2011 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll call you what you are, a mercenary and nothing more."

Being a mercenary ain't such a bad thing.

Besides, look around you; most of our co-workers don't believe in the higher calling that you and I evidently share.

Their only concern is what's in it for them.

If you doubt me, look at all the postings that show the author as looking forward to the overtime money.

Mercenaries? Yup.

8/30/2011 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God my mom is retiring in Jan-she has 30 years on and she wanted to stay until she hit 55 to take advantage of the free health insurance that sergeants are supposedly to receive... but after working as the real police for so many years in the projects, she told me tonite that she will retire earlier and not wait for the health benefits in order to take my children to her lakehouse in Rockford for that week of G8 and NATO nonsense. If nothing happens, great- if all hell breaks lose, then at least my beloved are far away. Its sad she will have to trade her own health insurance for the safety of her grandchildren. As an officer with only 6 years on the job and on a tact team, I already know that I will be working.

8/30/2011 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a cop but if I was the union I was file a grievance against the city over this. How can you say there is an emergency 8 months BEFORE it happens

An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property or environment.

8/30/2011 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that as a citizen, I find thousands of humans to be a waste of oxygen but the passing of Mickey the police horse brings tears to my eyes?

8/29/2011 07:53:00 PM



because you are sane.

8/30/2011 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter if the dept. was up to full strength, it still wouldn't be enough to handle what's coming--so your 'point' doesn't hold water. It doesn't matter how many coppers or guardsmen they put on the street--there will still be mayhem.

8/29/2011 07:33:00 PM



i suspect that the thing that doesn't hold water is your bladder.

8/30/2011 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to complain seeing donahue rarely commenting on police matters..... I never see shields unless he counts the orange one as himself... Hell, orange one should be fop pres. Then

8/30/2011 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Why is Ozzie Guillen wearing a CPD checkerboard supervisor's baseball cap all over the news tonight?

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Because I gave it to him.

You gotta problem with that?

Perhaps you should try to arrest him and see if it flys in court.

8/30/2011 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
OT: Why is Ozzie Guillen wearing a CPD checkerboard supervisor's baseball cap all over the news tonight?

8/29/2011 10:33:00 PM<<<

It shows some respect for us, as cops, as citizens as SOXFANS.

I'd buy him a beer. I would rather have Ozzie wear that cap than J-Fled or G-Mac wear the whole 9 yards uniform.

8/30/2011 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He also has a Police Memorial t-shirt and cap. Good for him. I know he is a supporter of the foundation.

8/30/2011 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can read what is being planned here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-local-activists-gear-up-for-g8-nato-summits-planned-for-city-20110828,0,1771314.story

Gear up.... it's going to get ugly!

8/30/2011 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Tips that worked in europe in the 60's from an old guy --- Don't swing a weapon above the shoulders. That attracts cameras.
Come from down low and tell all you were attacking an observed threat. Wear good boots and take out knees. Plenty of old school dirty tricks online. Use what they use but don't get caught.

Don't get separated and protect only each other. Look out for each other, no one else will.

8/29/2011 11:34:00 PM

Sorry but everyone carries a video camera today. Back in the 1960's you had freedom and real bosses. Just ask Cozzi. No way I am using any dirty tricks to protect this city. I only care about my partner. The penalities of a civil rights violation today are way too severe to risk your job and house. Times have changed old guy.

8/30/2011 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Why is Ozzie Guillen wearing a CPD checkerboard supervisor's baseball cap all over the news tonight?

To the still uninformed (quite possibly just the above original poster left) Ozzie, like him, the Sox or not, wears CPD Memorial Foundation and CPD shirts and hats... 'out of respect' for our fallen and those who still serve.
He made it an almost daily routine last year when we lost five brothers in line of duty deaths.
I've personally thanked him with a note and a gift.
Every copper who runs into him should likewise say "Thanks" for supporting us. There's not too many of people like that out there nowadays.
So, if the original poster's inquiry was a legitimate question (quite possibly a Cub fan)join us in counting our blessings that some people aside from our families and us respect what we do. Let's not let these people down.

8/30/2011 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Thank God my mom is retiring in Jan-she has 30 years on and she wanted to stay until she hit 55 to take advantage of the free health insurance that sergeants are supposedly to receive... but after working as the real police for so many years in the projects, she told me tonite that she will retire earlier and not wait for the health benefits in order to take my children to her lakehouse in Rockford for that week of G8 and NATO nonsense. If nothing happens, great- if all hell breaks lose, then at least my beloved are far away. Its sad she will have to trade her own health insurance for the safety of her grandchildren. As an officer with only 6 years on the job and on a tact team, I already know that I will be working.

8/30/2011 01:23:00 AM



If you were really on the job, you would know what is wrong about your post. Heaven forbid, if you are CPD and that ignorant.

8/30/2011 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT: Why is Ozzie Guillen wearing a CPD checkerboard supervisor's baseball cap all over the news tonight?

8/29/2011 10:33:00 PM


Because he is pro-police, dickhead! He also wears CPD memorial shirts too, are you gonna complain about that too? Asswipe!

8/29/2011 11:00:00 PM
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I'm not a dickhead or an asswipe. I asked a question. I didn't criticize him or bitch about it.
I thought there might have been something specific, or some special reason, he was wearing it today.
You, however, seem to have a real anger management problem.

8/30/2011 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not activate the Illinois National Guard?

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some probably will be but using military units for law enforcement purposes has often ended poorly when tried in the past.

8/30/2011 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these protestors are fools and want to get beaten so they can have lawsuits and a media circus.

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and there will probably be a few coppers that will accomodate their requests for a whooping and wonder why they end up in court.

8/30/2011 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going on my yearly fishing trip in May. I've got seniority so I get the furlough I need every year to do the trip. I've never missed it, ever. Now this new idiot superintendant wants to cancel all time off in May. You are an asshole Mcidiot.

8/30/2011 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I hope a few members of CPD were at the meeting at Chicago-Kent College of Law where these protestors were planning their strategy. They should have been there taking notes and getting photos of the leaders of these organizations.

8/29/2011 11:36:00 PM

Because it's illegal. You obviously didn't read the G.O. on
1st Amendment investigations. I guess you want to give away your house, car and whatever saving you have, to one of these radicals.

8/30/2011 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So it appeard that Chicago PD will have no representation at the Memorial in DC for 2012. What a damn shame....

8/29/2011 01:31:00 PM

Not true!! Retirees are trying to get a group together to represent CPD

8/30/2011 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To all you idiots who voted for Shields instead of Greg Bella, hope your happy with the crappy FOP because its only gonna get worse! Bella would NEVER put up with this shit!

8/29/2011 09:36:00 PM

I agree, Bella was always, always, there for us and would have been all over the news bitching about this. We should band together and get rid of Sheilds, he has run a scam on us.

8/30/2011 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is easy. Just tell these (G8) protesters that the city decided to hire the veterans of the 1968 convention to draw up the plans.

8/30/2011 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 8/30 @ 0123hrs.... Your a mush and your mom is also a mush.. Scared of a protest march so give up your retirement medical?? STUPID.. Being that she was the "real police" working in the jets and all....and Wow.. Your on a tact team!!?? Bet you had to really make some calls for that spot... Grow up junior and put the parental controls nack on moms computer. Anyone can get on a tact team.. Nobody wants it today.

8/30/2011 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You guys better learn to hate.

"The only thing that will help this country now is pure hatred of the political/crony capitalist class."

--8/29/2011 08:48:00 PM

Yeah, those Oak Park lawyers wth the "Visualize World Peace" stickers on the Mercedes really frost me. Motherf__ers spend more on landscaping every year than the entire income of many working families.

Burn, baby, burn!

8/30/2011 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They cant hire and train cops for G8 summit soooooo i guess the rest of us have to make the over time and look like the London coppers when their city was attacked by rioters. Ask to be given a direct order to restore order and even then it may not be considered a lawful on in the "Eyes of Jurors"

8/30/2011 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city has been promising us gas masks for about 5 years and still nothing. One of the instructors told us to go to Home Depot and pick up masks rated
N94. The city & department doesn't give a FUCK about us!!!!

8/29/2011 09:58:00 PM

Just figured that out, huh? Now go get me some movers and parkers, kid. I gotta look good for compstat.

8/30/2011 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck it we aren't going anywhere and people are acting like its our last stand. hell, Hussein's election was probably worst than what this is going to be. I say bring it on. let it burn.

8/30/2011 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the city's plan for NATO and g8 is just as good as Obama's job plan. hahahaha

8/30/2011 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just an old Gresham Copper says, I worked in the Deuce from 1971 to 1976 we called the projects the "JECKS" not the jets. Jets are airplanes or members of a ficticious gang in the play West side Story. so I guess everyone on this blog that says jets (and there are a lot of then) never worked in a district with project buildings. Just like there are about 4 police officers left on the job that actually worked in the old Filmore Station, or was actually in it, call themselves Filmo Rangers (NOT)

8/30/2011 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax, its all in good hands. Just in case Megamind Kirby couldn't do it all on her own she now has Little Stevie GeorgeASS as her right hand henchman. I wonder how many trips overseas these two are going to pimp the department for before this is all over.

Won't give us the Olympics huh? We'll show you! We'll volunteer to host both the G8 and NATO simultaneously. What's that? No country has been stupid enough to do both since the first time in 1977. No worries, we're only 4000 policeman short and 800 million dollars in the hole. We can handle it, We're Chicago, we conned an entire nation into electing a third rate con man to the presidency. Then after the rest of the world figured out he is a bull jiver we elected his favorite midget as our mayor.

8/31/2011 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Just an old Gresham Copper says, I worked in the Deuce from 1971 to 1976 we called the projects the "JECKS" not the jets. Jets are airplanes or members of a ficticious gang in the play West side Story. so I guess everyone on this blog that says jets (and there are a lot of then) never worked in a district with project buildings. Just like there are about 4 police officers left on the job that actually worked in the old Filmore Station, or was actually in it, call themselves Filmo Rangers (NOT)

8/30/2011 10:19:00 PM


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No we called them "'Jects" as in the abbreviation of the word proJECTS, you illiterate Vitalis wearing know-it-all.

I am sure to you it sounded like JECKS but rest assured just like you heard JECKS the new guys are hearing JETS. Does it really matter?

If you are that petty and want to come on the blog and make corrections know what YOU are talking about before you spew your B.S.

No go back to enjoying your retirement and for the love of God, stay away from the blog.

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

I am sure to you it sounded like JECKS but rest assured just like you heard JECKS the new guys are hearing JETS.

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I think jokingly people did start calling them the JETS because some number ones say "projets" By the way I agree with your response.

9/02/2011 08:30:00 PM  

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