Thursday, October 27, 2011

Manpower Manpower Manpower

  • A lone gunman quietly approached three men walking down a West Side street and opened fire, killing two of them and critically injuring the third, Chicago police said this morning.

    The broad daylight shooting happened just after 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of South Laramie Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, according to police.

    The three victims, two 20-year-olds and a 24-year-old, were walking down Laramie when the gunman attacked, spraying all three victims with gunfire before vanishing, police said.
Once the third and first watches were inundated with manpower from the disbanding of the big citywide units and the office dead weight, our readers predicted that the criminals would move to where the pressure was less evident. This is among a number of brazen broad daylight shootings with multiple victims that have started to pop up on the radar. Also, our readers have been noting a trend of carjackings and armed robberies in formerly "quiet" areas of downtown. There are at least two different crews of armed robbers working the north side in Areas 3 and 5.

Manning the overnight watches at full strength or better is a great thing. But the criminals aren't complete morons. They will adapt, and unfortunately, they'll adapt faster than we'll change policy.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/26/iowa-woman-once-hailed-hero-now-on-trial-for-murder/

Look what these clowns in Iowa are now doing to a CPD family member. Tracy's Father was a dic in A3 and a damn good man. I believe the kid works in A1.

Best of Luck Bert and John keep fighting for your family.

10/27/2011 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Once the third and first watches were inundated with manpower from the disbanding of the big citywide units and the office dead weight, our readers predicted that the criminals would move to where the pressure was less evident."

Just think what we could do if the ENTIRE CITY was fully staffed; these jag-bags would have to go to the suburbs!

10/27/2011 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole thing stinks! The G*/Nato thing is gonna be nuts.

10/27/2011 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No worries these crimes do not involve rahm, lets close more police districts and screw hiring more officers

10/27/2011 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, our readers have been noting a trend of carjackings and armed robberies in formerly "quiet" areas of downtown. There are at least two different crews of armed robbers working the north side in Areas 3 and 5.
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YEP !!! and guess where there were 5 armed robberies last nite on 3rd watch alone............. hhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm you guessed it good ol 13th district.One of the armed robberies happened on Division and Honore, hmmm quiet yuppie area filled with cafe's and oh yeah thats right ARMED ROBBERIES NOW..hehehe But hey don't worry we'll still be patrolling the area once we get closed and moved to the new 12th district......

10/27/2011 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous P.O. Randy Stevens, District 018 said...

The manpower shortage will be even more evident a year from now. Violent crime will increase, beyond what the Department can cover up with B.S. statistical maneuvering. Two years from now, as the economy plummets, it will be even worse. If Rahm Emanuel had any brains, he would not allow the Police Department to implode and shrink as it is doing right now. It is likely to blow up in his face with gang violence, robberies, burglaries, and shootings beyond what he thinks is possible.

He also needs a new Superintendent that truly has the "backs" of the troops, if he wants some city cops to even TRY to overcome rampant low morale and re-active policing. Garry McCarthy has already demonstrated that his big ego and big mouth are his only two priorities. No cop in their right mind is going out of their way to tackle crime in this city when he just showed in the Farmer case that he will, gleefully, immediately throw you under the bus to the media while your actions are still under investigation, and then make sure that Jody Weis's budddies at the Justice Department have a cold, federal prison cell waiting for you, regardless of the merits of the case.

Citizens of Chicago, are you listening? Your beloved politicians live in police-protected, gated communities while YOU will be vulnerable to every unspeakable crime imaginable. What more do you need to wake up?
Occupy Wall Street...what a joke! Occupy City Hall instead! Rahm made millions of dollars in corrupt profits while overseeing the destruction of the housing market when he was at Fanny Mae/Freddie Mac. The criminals at City Hall should be indicted, not catered to!

10/27/2011 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pull my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?

10/27/2011 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well this Gangsta had better be careful in the future. If he speeds off in his car after another homicide the chances are 50% he will get a $100 speeding ticket from the new school/park speeding cameras. That will certainly teach him a lesson!

10/27/2011 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not defending Rham, but I have been detailed to these morons a couple of times and heard their ramblings. Rham's people offered to meet with them after the first arrests. They declined until the charges were dropped against the arrestees, and then marched on City Hall to "demand" a meeting? Then, once on the Fifth Floor, they demand to have a permanent space. The mayor's aide asks who to talk to about a permit, and then they tell the aide that in order to speak to someone about it, they have to attend one of group's meetings. The Trib conveniently altered that article, taking that out. This group is completely disorganized and disfunctional. But I will say that after all of the protests I have had to deal with in 20+ years, they are by far the most entertaining and cordial group of people that I have had the pleasure of arresting.

10/27/2011 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

Morale is shit with no end in sight.

That is all.

10/27/2011 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Citizen Bob said...

What ever happened to the Crystal Ball unit?

10/27/2011 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 shot in 7 tonight. back logs as usual.

10/27/2011 02:36:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Laramie Ave. in 015? Damn, you're talking about my old 'hood. It's was great to spend the days of my youth in both St. Thomas Aquinas (now renamed after black St. Martin de Porres) and Resurrection parishes. Those damn cops from the 25th (011: Fillmore) and 28th Districts (015: Austin) would "confiscate" our cases of Schlitz quarts in Brophy Triangle aka "Peanut Park" and invariably send us off with a stern warning about the pitfalls of teen beer drinking. Later, I would work with a couple of them as dicks at Maxwell St.--Jim Griffin and Eddie Reiff. They insist that they later poured the beer down the sewers. Suffice to say, our great old neighborhood has since changed---drastically.

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Re: the imminent return of Bill Cozzi to Chicago from the federal prison at Oakdale, Louisiana. The only possible way that he could return to his beloved CPD is a presidential pardon for his J-Fled orchestrated felony conviction.

I will pick him up and transport him to the halfway house on the Near West Side where he will spend the next 6 months prior to final BOP release. He will be permitted to leave for work, religious services and doctors appointments. Otherwise the "residential reentry center" is on curfew between 9 PM and 6 AM daily. As of now, no visitors, phone calls, eMails will be allowed unless posted otherwise on SCC/"Shaved". However, I have provided both SCC and "Shaved" with Bill's new Chicago mailing address for publication on their respective blogs after Bill is checked in by the end of next week.

Some of you have expressed a heartfelt desire to personally welcome him home on arrival with a hug. It won't be happening...YET! Considering the psychological and emotional trauma and isolation that Bill has endured for the last 26 months in his bayou hellhole, let's cut him some slack to settle in. "Baby steps".

You may have heard of the 2-inch CHALLENGE COINS that were first issued at Fr. Tom Nangle's retirement party last month. Ted and Ina at the FOP store have only about 200 left with a minimum donation of at least $10.00. ALL cash donations will be given to Bill (or his "treasurer", brother David Cozzi) shortly after his return to Chicago.

For reference purposes, if Bill is employed for a 40 hour week at Illinois minimum wage, it comes out to $8.25/hr., $66/day, $330/week or $8,580 for the full 26 week period.

Please forward details of any job offers for Bill to me via eMail at cpdfop7@yahoo.com.

I will post any updated information. Bill is eternally grateful to you guys for your letters of support and other kindnesses during his incarceration. Indeed, without you guys, his ordeal would have been much, much worse.

Bill stubbornly refuses to resign from the CPD and has yet to be separated.

I pray that Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, FBI SAC Robert Grant and others might successfully ask that President Barack Obama consider all mitigating circumstances of this draconian prosecution and that "J-Fled's scapegoat" be granted a full pardon for his FELONY conviction. Bill had already been suspended without pay for two years and pled guilty to a state misdemeanor well before we heard of the now disgraced coward named Jody P. Weis.

10/27/2011 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pull my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?

Yes. You get your money once you are seperated from the dept., meaning you either retire, get fired or quit.

10/27/2011 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look what these clowns in Iowa are now doing to a CPD family member. Tracy's Father was a dic in A3 and a damn good man. I believe the kid works in A1.

Best of Luck Bert and John keep fighting for your family.

10/27/2011 12:24:00 AM


Of course she's innocent, she's a member of a CPD family. It's just to improbable for someone to hatch a plan like that. We all know that people don't hold any hate torwards there spouses during a divorce. Yeah everybody in Iowa is a clown, thank god for Chicago.

10/27/2011 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good people of Illinois. Go to the store and get a gun to protect yourself. Should you ever have to use it deal with those consequences after. When seconds count the police are minutes away and they will arrive when it is all over. Your life and the lives of your loved ones will have been saved. Havig a gun nearby workes for the phony politicians in Chicago. It will work for the average citizen also. Works for me.

10/27/2011 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous T4 said...

" I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pul my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?"

Yeah this is true... I thought everyone knew that

10/27/2011 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pull my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?

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Yes it is. Read your agreement. They have an emergency provision, but you have to show cause. Medical emergency or some catastrophe (sp?) is needed. Then you get hammered tax and penalty wise. Some of the rules are theirs some are government regulations.

10/27/2011 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guess what?

The Occupy Chicago protestor movement I think just got a new boost in membership.

The AARP is absolutely livid. If you still have room on some of those buses going down to Springfield you might want to give these guys a call -- they'll probably want to stop by the Home Depot to pick up some of those Tiki torches and pitchforks though on the way.

Check it out...

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AARP explodes in anger over utility victory

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011

* After yesterday’s votes to override the governor’s veto of the “Smart Grid” bill and pass the companion legislation, AARP Illinois issued the angriest press release I’ve ever seen from that group…

“The General Assembly just sent a clear message to their constituents: Corporate interests and campaign cash trump the needs of Illinois consumers.

“Today, lawmakers voted to override the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 1652 – guaranteeing higher electric rates for consumers and higher profits for ComEd and Ameren.

“At a time when consumers are struggling to make ends meet, with prices on the rise for everything from gas to groceries, taxes increasing, and home values declining, it is appalling that Illinois lawmakers would chose to further burden consumers with a law that amounts to nothing more than corporate greed.

more >> http://capitolfax.com/2011/10/27/aarp-explodes-in-anger-over-utility-victory/

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Corporate interest bought that bill like corporate interest is going to buy that CME tax break and that Sears tax break and all the rest.

When they are done with the tax breaks and the NATOG8 is over we're all going to hear the sob stories how we got no money - so take it or leave it.

Raise taxes, raise the license fees, raise the fines, raise the water rates and now raise the electricity prices.

It's just a number on a spread sheet to these people. Oh..yeah and cut the seniors medicare, and LIHEAP help while your at it.

Remember that Challenger incident? Well Chicago "you are go for throttle-up" baby look out.. I can only wonder how much more people can take.

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Guess what else?

As a result of that US Marine getting shot in the head by Oakland PD the OWS movement has see a huge surge. The local 20 union in Oakland 8,000 members strong joined in last night and a General city strike is now set for Nov 2.

The Iraqi war vet is out of surgery that was done to remove pressure on the brain but remains in critical but stable condition with a skull fracture and in a medically induced coma.

Let's hope he makes it.

10/27/2011 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look on the pdt's every night at ALL the south and west side districts. they have every beat car up along with multiple rapid cars and multiple incident and mission cars. also i garauntee that all the tact teams are filled. look on the pdt's for the northside districts. multiple beat cars downed and absolutely NO rapids, mission, or incident cars. the south and west sides have more officers than they know what to do with while the north side districts are starving.

10/27/2011 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LoL let the Bosses SGt and above deal with the protestors. FOP Reps should be out in the street to witness what is happening??????
Kid Shields gear up babey

10/27/2011 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT heard a bad rumor that Da Rah is looking at any possibility of tapping into the Deferred Comp Fund (looking for loophole or trying to make one)). The monies are held by the city until it is paid out to retirees. There is mega money in the fund! Da Rah feels if the city is managing the funds that he has the right to use the funds. I am thinking of opting out and opening my own 401K. I know it will hurt me on taxes but with this power maniac he will try anything. The pensions are not safe and now possibly Deferred we may have miles of Skid Row in this shitty down the road!

10/27/2011 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT. I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pull my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?

10/27/2011 01:05:00 AM

It is extremely difficult, if not impossible to get your money out. An old partner of mine had a child born with MS and was racking up huge medical bills. They finally allowed him to take his money out due to an extraordinary medical emergency but it took him months and he had to jump through all kinds of hoops. Deferred Comp. is not a savings account. Go on their website and you can see conditions under which you CAN take your money out ... and what you CAN'T take it out for, including paying off bills. Good luck.

10/27/2011 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cockroachs always adapt. The infestation spread to suburbs long ago and the police there have bigger problems.
Although many of us will certainly adapt to the manpower shortages, many will feel the effects by running job to job without backup and eventually 'burnout'.
This was evident in the early- mid '80's, and again in 90's.
The City of Chicago doesnt care. The Mayor decides who and when gets hired and promoted. The city will build parks and boat houses, provide security for past and present public officials and still insist the city is safe.
Don't get caught up in the aggravation of trying to do your job without the necessary resources. It's not worth it.
Stay alert and go home safe.

*'as for the guy looking to pull out his Deferred Comp; the only exception was if that you're seriously ill and for some reason you wanted to pay the hospital bill, you can't withdraw funds, and its not without tax penalty but you can stop deferring.

10/27/2011 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Old Retired Guy said...

OT. I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pull my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?

True..only if you retire or quit the job. Didn't you know that when you signed up? You can stop contributing to Def Comp, but can't get money unless retired, quit, or what they deem a dire emergency (medical, etc).
Old Retired Guy

10/27/2011 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will pick him up and transport him to the halfway house on the Near West Side where he will spend the next 6 months prior to final BOP release.

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Northside, is that the place in 012 I'm thinking of? Off Ashland and Monroe?

10/27/2011 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO I WON'T LET THIS DIE....
OT and this is huge!!!!!!!!

Listen to this rat fuck in true daleyesque manner , when asked about the 500+ million dollar loan to the now bankrupt SOLYNDRA Corp.


Chicago mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said he doesn’t recall anything about the Obama administration’s $535 million loan to the recently bankrupt solar company Solyndra.

Speaking to Chicago radio station WLS 890AM at a news conference about a new wellness initiative, Emanuel said he didn’t remember anything about the failed investment loan by the Department of Energy, which critics say was fast-tracked to fit the White House’s political agenda.

“Ya know, I’m focusing on a major announcement today for the City Of Chicago,” Emanuel said. “I don’t actually remember that or know about it. So, what I’m dealing is with what I’m dealing with here today.”

This is your mayor the same as the old jagoff. A lying rat fuck just like daley now he "knows nuttin."

BUT WAIT, now there is PROOF that he knew sumptin....

Solyndra: Rahm Emanuel eager to help solar company
By Lynn Sweet on October 7, 2011 4:04 PM | No Comments
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff, was eager to help Solyndra, the Washington Post is reporting Friday afternoon. Read the story about Emanuel and the failed solar company HERE.http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/solyndra-obama-and-rahm-emanuel-pushed-to-spotlight-energy-company/2011/10/07/gIQACDqSTL_story.html


Post lede: "White House staff discussed in e-mails that either President Obama or his former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel were eager to help spotlight a solar company in early 2009, despite numerous internal warnings that the company could be financially unstable, according to newly obtained e-mails."

This should seal the fate of this little prick and hopefully send him to jail or subject him to a Quaddfi style fate at the hands of the G8 protesters. I hope tax payers beat him about the head and shoulders with this issue until he is rightfully indicted.

10/27/2011 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Blind leading the Blind. said...

We have a policy?

10/27/2011 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEFERRED COMP- first you ARE able to withdrawal your monies. A hefty penalty and tax on money will set you back approx 40-50%.Although you CAN DO IT, its not recommended due to the losses. Why not just stop future allocations for awhile until things smooth out. Other plans allow a loan against your investment, but ours does not. That truly sux, as it could be used for personal needs.

10/27/2011 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

023 has had armed robberies the past 5 nights. All bona fide. More missions, missions, missions. Send out the tac team! Oh yeah, they are out.

10/27/2011 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizens of Chicago, are you listening? Your beloved politicians live in police-protected, gated communities while YOU will be vulnerable to every unspeakable crime imaginable. What more do you need to wake up?
Occupy Wall Street...what a joke! Occupy City Hall

And as they ask us to all share in the sacrifice.
Not one of them has taken a pay cut,even diminished their spending!

They even all got big raises again!

Why do they need paid bodyguards!
More cops are killed then politicians!
Why do they get free cars,and drivers.We have to drive to work everyday! Why cant they!

They make more than us.

But we pay for vehicle stickers,insurance,gas!
They dont!

Doesnt hurt them when they raise taxes on these items cause they dont have to pay them!!!!

10/27/2011 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you think they have no problem putting up red light cameras and speed devices!

They dont have to worry about these tickets!!

F everyone else right!!

VOTE OUT INCUMBENTS!
SEND A MESSAGE!

We need politicians who meet the needs of the people!
NOT THEMSELVES!!!

10/27/2011 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever learned why the feds violated their own "policy" by putting Bill in prison almost 1,000 miles away from his family, friends and loved ones rather than the prison camp in Oxford, Wisconsin? I understand that he didn't have even one visitor.

Burn in Hell, J-Fled!

I'm going down to the FOP shop tomorrow with a $100 bill for a challenge coin.

I agree with Northside. Give Bill some privacy and space to readjust and get on with his life. I also hope that some well-meaning people will not bombard the blogs/mails with what might be accurately described as "stupid questions".

Please keep us posted, SCC. There's a whole lot of love out here for Bill. We don't have to be "old school" to realize that "but for the grace of God go I."

Let's continue to exchange mail with Bill after his new local mailing address is posted on SCC.

Welcome back to "Sweet Home Chicago" and stay strong, Bill.

10/27/2011 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pull my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?

Get an attorney to call them, if not then sue them.

10/27/2011 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pull my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?

10/27/2011 01:05:00 AM

Let me see... You called def comp and ask them a question and they gave u an answer, but now your back on the blog asking if it's true because why? Your a real tool. Obviously you didn't read the agreement you voluntarily signed moron.

10/27/2011 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to give a sign of support to the someone bringing to light the " Clout Baby of K-9". First of all someone mistakenly stated he "pushed a beat car" for 23 yrs. Are you kidding me, he always was in clouted spots and forced to do absolutely nothing. Second of all, for the rest of us " Unclouted" we are stuck picking up his slack while he does absolutely nothing, and in our small unit it is easily noted. Third of all, if you are someone that defends him, he's likely patting you on the back calling you " Buddy" while you are doing his grunt work and he thinks you are a dork.. Just ask yourself something, in your career when something shitty happened , where has he been? Most likely he's on duty rebuilding a transmission or his one his hobbies and you are stuck with the dirty work. In our unit we are all no balls of fire, but this guy is ridiculous. All he has to do is just answer when we call.

10/27/2011 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger David Snethen said...

AMEN

10/27/2011 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extra Extra Crime down on the Mag Mile .
Citizen Daley's Bodyguards are on agressive foot patrol , waiting to drive maggy and richie to work , doctor or shopping.

Rahm cut the waste , no sacred cows .

10/27/2011 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Northen

I never met you. While I've heard of your relentless tenacity and great detective skills, the first sentence of your last paragraph suggests that you are the CPD's answer to Don Quixote of La Mancha. DELUSIONAL? The pols and bureaucrats don't have the stones to seek a presidential pardon for what J-Fled did to completely destroy the life of a decorated hard-working cop for his own personal political agenda. Cozzi admitted and apologized for his physically harmless but taped lapse in judgment. J-Fled will take his mistake to the grave.

Still, you get A+ for effort. Your anthem should be "Don't Stop Believing" by Steve Perry and Journey.

10/27/2011 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Metra commuters were talking about coordinated purse snatchings along abouty4 blocks of State Street for Tuesday morning about 11:00 am.

Witness said the police seemed to know something was about to happen, because a helicopter hovered overhead watching immediately before a number of women began to scream that someone had stolen their purses.

10/27/2011 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/26/iowa-woman-once-hailed-hero-now-on-trial-for-murder/

Look what these clowns in Iowa are now doing to a CPD family member. Tracy's Father was a dic in A3 and a damn good man. I believe the kid works in A1.

Best of Luck Bert and John keep fighting for your family.

10/27/2011 12:24:00 AM

They need to do what Amanda Knox's family did -- hire a good pr person. Get 48 hrs interested.

10/27/2011 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEP !!! and guess where there were 5 armed robberies last nite on 3rd watch alone............. hhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm you guessed it good ol 13th district.One of the armed robberies happened on Division and Honore, hmmm quiet yuppie area filled with cafe's and oh yeah thats right ARMED ROBBERIES NOW..hehehe But hey don't worry we'll still be patrolling the area once we get closed and moved to the new 12th district......

10/27/2011 12:41:00 AM

Including one in the parking lot of the building where McMouthpiece had his community meeting 18 hours before. Old guy. M/2 pointed the gun right at him. Cops on scene in minutes, but the guy obviously had an accomplice and fled in a car.

10/27/2011 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Well this Gangsta had better be careful in the future. If he speeds off in his car after another homicide the chances are 50% he will get a $100 speeding ticket from the new school/park speeding cameras. That will certainly teach him a lesson!

10/27/2011 01:13:00 AM

no... the owner of the stolen vehicle will receive the ticket. the shooter will remain free, due to the lack of police on our streets.

10/27/2011 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the post about Bill Cozzi.
I am surprised and glad to read that he has never resigned. I just assumed he would have be separated, upon his conviction. If he cannot receive a pardon, lets hope he can still get his pension.

10/27/2011 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Retired Guy Here;
In my experience,the second watch is a very busy place. In districts where there is high unemployment, the second watch is just as busy,as the third. Some days even more busy, with only one man cars.

10/27/2011 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Those damn cops from the 25th (011: Fillmore) and 28th Districts (015: Austin) would "confiscate" our cases of Schlitz quarts in Brophy Triangle aka "Peanut Park" and invariably send us off with a stern warning about the pitfalls of teen beer drinking"


Nowadays you would have been hauled off to the station charged w/Possession of Alcohol by Minor, Reckless Conduct, criminal trespass to park property, & I'm sure they'd find some cannabis laying around for good measure

10/27/2011 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Kind of interesting.
http://www.chicagoreader.com/gyrobase/who-has-access-to-mayor-rahm-emanuels/Content?oid=4887900&showFullText=true

10/27/2011 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get off it SSC they have been dropping boddies on days in Austin and every other shit district for years.

10/27/2011 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant wait until homey walks up in front of me and fires up a blunt and maybe it will be at a sporting event or at the museum or maybe when they come to school to pick up junior or maybe at a protest or anywhere they are in this beautiful city. Preckwinkle want us to write a ticket that they will certainly not pay---LET IT BURN

10/27/2011 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I looked at a Louisiana map for Oakdale and couldn't find it. Is Oakdale a Cajun suburb of Buttfuck, LA?

Welcome home, Brother Bill.

10/27/2011 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on you guys this can't be the case cause Rahm and GMac says crime is down and we don't need anymore officers.

10/27/2011 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous 007 said...

I can just see McDoofus dreaming of the unthinkable. He wants to actually "outCozzi" J-Fled, starting in the WEISel's favorite district Englewood.

Remember. You too may be "cozzied".

God help the CPD.

10/27/2011 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD= Doomed under the current Communist Leadership @ City Hall. Obama National Security Forces [read: [BROWNSHIRTS] will be running things soon after obama re-election, CPD will become more like security guards. Not so far fetched as U might think.

10/27/2011 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manpower?

What are you talking about?

They eliminated 2000 unfilled positions from the CPD budget.

Now we are at full staff status.

There is no Manpower shortage!!!

10/27/2011 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so here is a guy smoking a little 1811, we ANOV em, as he is on foot, and then a little later he gets into a car and kills someone are we then liable for his actions? One good law suit to the city and this will stop.

Way to think this through Mr Mayor

What is the cost of a life to you?

10/27/2011 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to take my pension away? Fine give me a check or everything I have put into our pension fund. What do you mean you do not have the money? A chimp could invest better then these sucko's

10/27/2011 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope all you idiot's who voted for this guy are happy!

Chico Supporter

10/27/2011 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss me?

Richard M. Daley



HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

10/27/2011 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carjacking in 019 District this past week on the 2nd watch and nobody cares! No manpower 019 to follow up on M/1 assholes!

The Offenders come to where the money is! Stupid Mc Supt.

10/27/2011 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic, before anyone out there tries to screw with tickets to help out friends or relatives by non suiting them or somehow changing a number be sure you read this. over 500 nypd officer are implicated in this investigation... up to 20 officers are going to get charged with numerous felonies.... all for fixing tickets. Lesson of the day, dont do stupid stuff and if you do DONT TALK ON THE PHONE!!!


http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/1010-wins-officers-to-surrender-in-nypd-ticket-fixing-scandal/

10/27/2011 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two women robbed at 38th and Parnell around 7 pm in Bridgeport, just a few blocks from where a elderly woman was murdered over the weekend.

10/26/2011 12:26:00 AM


NO WAY! Bridgeport is safer than Oak Lawn any day

10/26/2011 08:13:00 PM

Clearly you have no idea about chicago crime statistics. With the cosing of 21 on its way,even more crimes will be occurring. I love how the alderman is promising more police. Good Luck - more and more crime is targeting the Bridgeport area. Look all around you.....the savages are way too close. I'd take Oak Lawn any day.

10/27/2011 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read in the Slum-Times that the ACLU (American Criminal Liberties Union) just filed a law suit claiming unequal police service because minority neighborhoods are more frequently in a RAP than other neighborhoods.

Fuck them!

Why can't those citizens act civil?

Signed,

Not a racist..but a realist!

10/27/2011 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iowa?
Isn't that where they sandbagged Mike Mette?
Hell, even the 'Weisal' could see a pattern here.
Then again, maybe not!

10/27/2011 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pull my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?

10/27/2011 01:05:00 AM

In a word...YES.
You may not recall back then but when you sign up for deferred comp. there was a lot of paperwork that one must sign.
Most of it is 'government' regulated, thus that's why it's controlled as such.
As detailed the 'only' way one may pull out the money prior to separation is through 'hardship.'
BUT, 'hardship' is not arbitrary. They indicated that that term is enforced by the legal definition of 'hardship' as determined by Social Security regulation, rule and law.
So, aside from separation one must qualify according to predetermined rules that coincide with Social Security definition.
Basically, death, bankruptcy etc.
Sorry, don't kill the messenger, just trying to be helpful.
If you call deferred comp they can relate, in detail, the exact stipulations allowed to prematurely pull out your cash.
Good luck, brother
O'v (r)

10/27/2011 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad retirement is on the horizon for my husband in Dec. Going to try and sell this house again and hit the road. Get out of this god forsaken piece of crap city. We are fed up. He's almost 63 & out.
I grew up here and loved it most of my life, but the last 5 yrs have been hell, especially with the increase in everything and not getting senior discounts, when forced to retire at 63.
Will be happy to say goodbye to the crappy thieving dirty Daley trained politicians.

10/27/2011 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my mind deferred comp is a pyramid scheme/scam. Everyone, as I joined the dept stated "put as much money in", "yeah all my check" "yeah when you retire a million buck is waiting", did you really think these stock and fund guys are going to let a bunch of coppers ie middle class people in 20 years be millionaires? They'll just tank it and take all the money that was invested without a pay out in the end. Even when I was in the private sector we had mandatory 401k meetings, I sat there thinking this is a sales pitch. meaning they want my money for free with a (wink wink) "a pay out in 40 years". As the Savings and loan, the .com, housing market all busted so will 401k. Never allow the pension to be given up, its govt protected our money in there, a 401k is a scam that is not protected and can vanish in one second. I'd rather put my money under my mattress than 401k.

10/27/2011 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The day I retired I had my money transferred from deferred comp to a private 401K (with no penalties)and a financial advisor handling my investments.That was 3 years ago,and I've been doing quite well ever since,even with the recession.

Shop around when your getting ready to retire,for a good 401K program.I talked to friends and family and went with a company with a proven track record.Been making money ever since.

Old retired guy.

10/27/2011 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT. I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pull my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?


When I came to the department, I transferred my money from my 403b plan (approx 25K) into CPD deferred comp. They keep that account and the one I currently contribute to separate. Before I transferred that money, I had a choice to cash it out or transfer it to either a Roth or traditional IRA (which I should of at the time since I wouldn't have been limited to only mutual funds). I wanted to take that money I transferred in out. They said the same thing. I can only take it out if I have a separation of service. I was like wait a minute, that's my money which I earned elsewhere. Had I not transferred it in, I could've pulled it out anywhere else (with penalties of course). They said it was an old rule before internet trading became main stream etc. I made some phone calls and even the person I spoke to wasn't aware of that since he too transferred money in from his former job. In any case, I'm glad I never pulled it out, but it should be my choice especially if it was money earned else where.

10/27/2011 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT does anyone know what happenes to Gang Enforcement Units? Are they being pulled from the Areas? And what is up with gangs north south and central?

10/27/2011 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

09;06 great answer, get an attorney and sue them. Then you will have an additional attorneys bill because you didnt read the agreement. Sure this was brought up before and tested. Deferred Comp has many stipulations and thats why they write it into the agreement. The lawyer is going to be a miracle and change all of this just for you.

10/27/2011 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look what these clowns in Iowa are now doing to a CPD family member. Tracy's Father was a dic in A3 and a damn good man. I believe the kid works in A1.

Best of Luck Bert and John keep fighting for your family.

10/27/2011 12:24:00 AM


Of course she's innocent, she's a member of a CPD family. It's just to improbable for someone to hatch a plan like that. We all know that people don't hold any hate torwards there spouses during a divorce. Yeah everybody in Iowa is a clown, thank god for Chicago.


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

Umm, no, not everyone in Iowa, just you and a couple of assholes trying to make a name for themselves by going after the big bad CPD. Hey troll,stay the fuck off of our blog and take your sarcasm and witch hunt with you.

10/27/2011 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as manpower goes, when closing 019 & combining with 023, will there be a giant 023rd district? Or will Beats be added or stretched, new boundaries redrawn, sending excess former 019 officers to border districts or shipped out to high crime areas like 011 or 015? How many sgts, lts, or tact & gang teams will be staying? Does the front office expand? School cars, foot posts, review, etc?
Its too late to bid out of 019.

10/27/2011 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inside snoop at 35th street related that Area South will be the current Area Two and Area Central will be the current Area One, Area North will be at the current Area Five. Nothing decided about the Deputy Chief spots yet. The big news will not be announced until 16 Dec 11 when they name the new Chief of Patrol replacing Brown

10/27/2011 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breaking news, ACLU suing CPD over officer deployment. Logically if they were involved you would think that they were claiming that there were too many and because of that there were numerous civil rights violations going on. But, they are complaining that there is not enough police service. Is this bizzarroland or what?

Not a civilian

10/27/2011 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
09;06 great answer, get an attorney and sue them. Then you will have an additional attorneys bill because you didnt read the agreement. Sure this was brought up before and tested. Deferred Comp has many stipulations and thats why they write it into the agreement. The lawyer is going to be a miracle and change all of this just for you.

No, I said "Get an attorney to call them, if not then sue them."
I have on occassion been in situtaions in which a call from an attorney remedied a problem. I agree with you that a lawsuit is the last result, but in federal court you have a chance.

If you are on this job you should have a decent relationship with a skillful attorney.

10/27/2011 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://councilexpenses.apps.chicagotribune.com/

10/27/2011 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't see that you'd posted info regarding sentencing on the Valadez case. It's up tomorrow in front of Judge Alonso. Might be nice to see officers present to see this guy go away for the rest of his miserable life.

10/27/2011 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ACLU filed a lawsuit against city today regarding deployment of officers to high crime districts. Stay tuned...

10/27/2011 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so here is a guy smoking a little 1811, we ANOV em, as he is on foot, and then a little later he gets into a car and kills someone are we then liable for his actions? One good law suit to the city and this will stop.

Way to think this through Mr Mayor

What is the cost of a life to you?

10/27/2011 02:15:00 PM
--------------------------------------------Would be just like the guy drinking alcohol on the public way or on the beaches and parks that you give tickets to...
Looks like you might be a tact or unit guy worried about having to find real arrests instead of all those one baggers that make you look like a superstar.
Now go drink your Appletinnies at Dugans and share all those "this job was so much better 5 years ago when I first got on stories" tactical warrior.

10/27/2011 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Northside,
Its understood Bill needs time to re-acclimate, that he's a proud man and won't want to take cash. Maybe you could determine what he needs to make the halfway house more of a home for the time there. I know many of us would gladly contribute, if not for the grace of God, any of us could have been him.

10/27/2011 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. Walter Burnett of the 27th Ward, you sir, are a liar. Just becuase you're in the position to call a press conference doesn't mean you should take liberties with the truth. You claim to have been at Lalapallozza where people were smoking cannabis, police were everywhere and no arrests were made. You further claim that if it was a black concert the jails would be full with all the arrests made under the same circumstances. In the future you should check with the CPD before you lie and make racists remarks inciting more hatred than already exists. I sir, was there and personally made arrests. You should be ashamed of yourself and retract the lies you have put out there that constituents, who don't know any better,actually believe. I despise politicians like you who play the race card. You are ruining our city.

10/27/2011 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would seem that Iowa prosecutors were all spawned from a defective gene pool.

10/27/2011 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other plans allow a loan against your investment, but ours does not. That truly sux, as it could be used for personal needs.

Well, I'm glad they don't allow it. Otherwise I would have tapped into that account years ago then I would have that much less at retirement.

10/27/2011 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/26/iowa-woman-once-hailed-hero-now-on-trial-for-murder/

Look what these clowns in Iowa are now doing to a CPD family member. Tracy's Father was a dic in A3 and a damn good man. I believe the kid works in A1.

Best of Luck Bert and John keep fighting for your family.

10/27/2011 12:24:00 AM
-----------------------------------

Here's more on what they are doing to this victim...

http://www.ktiv.com/story/15890741/richter-trial-picks-up-where-it-left-off

10/27/2011 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my mind deferred comp is a pyramid scheme/scam. Everyone, as I joined the dept stated "put as much money in", "yeah all my check" "yeah when you retire a million buck is waiting", did you really think these stock and fund guys are going to let a bunch of coppers ie middle class people in 20 years be millionaires?

I've been in it for over 20 years now and I'll have a nice little nest egg waiting for me when I retire. And, since it's now all in FIXED, I can sleep at night.

10/27/2011 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pull my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?

10/27/2011 01:05:00 AM

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I know a little about it and it sounds true. THe 457k which we have, is EVEN HARDER to get out than the 401k that most in the private sector have. You have to have a dire situation to get the $ out. I think with a 401K you can get it out to buy your first residence. Not so w/ a 457k. But that's just an example. Even if you do manage to get the 457k money, you will be smacked with a huge penalty, which you are aware of. The reason for the penalty is that the legislature meant this $ to be for your retirement years so they don't have to pay for them. Makes sense. Then you will pay income tax on it on top of that (since it was not taxed yet).
If Def Comp had told you that even if you separate from CPD, you'd STILL have to wait until you were 59 1/2 to draw on it, I would have believed that too. But, that apparently is not the case. It is very hard to get this money. I have about $100K and I would take it in a minute to pay off my mortgage, but that's not gonna happen.

Look up ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) section 401k and 457K or soemthing like. It'll tell you about taking the money out and all that.

10/27/2011 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Extra Extra Crime down on the Mag Mile .
Citizen Daley's Bodyguards are on agressive foot patrol , waiting to drive maggy and richie to work , doctor or shopping.

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

It about time maggie & dick & their relatives learn to wipe their own butts & stop wasting tax payer money to babysit them. Fuck this family of criminal moochers !

It's time for them to fend for themselves, the rotten bastards !!!!

10/27/2011 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes poster number 2. Send the jag bags to the suburbs. (We have noticed them arriving over the past several years or so) We have 1)lots of gun stores here 2) we have lots more guns in the hands of law abiding citizens here 3)Our court system works far better than the Crooked County Courts. (We send them to IDOC regularly for what you all catch and release them for) And what the courts can't handle, the armed citizen will. Not a problem.

10/27/2011 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/27/2011 01:05:00 AM

seeking financial advise on this blog? really?!?


btw obama is passing some sort of homestead act that will allow you to pull 50k out to pay down the mortgage. dont know the details but a financial advisor would

10/27/2011 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/27/2011 04:45:00 PM

we are not limited to mutual funds in our deferred account. you can transfer deffered account to charles schwabb and do a lot of different things. really...get a financial advisor.

and YES 5 years before you retire IS too late to go to the retirement seminar. WAKE UP

10/27/2011 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone have as many problems with doing a report on the pdt as were having? This crappy software dose not work and the computer in the station still have windows 98 on them.

10/27/2011 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh you're going to have a lot more officers on the street soon don't worry. Right after the NATO/G8 the officers will be out on the street.
At that point as the mayor kicks you back down the side of the Maslow pyramid the pension will no longer be your primary worry it will be where your next paycheck and meal is going to come from.

10/27/2011 09:12:00 PM  
Blogger john said...

Your deferred comp is actually owned by the city. There are various stipulations that must be met if you wish to take money out before you leave the employment of the city. In fact I knew a guy who was indicted and took it out for his defense ( he lost and lost the job) . I have seen it in the past but the penalties, taxes , etc. are a real burden so you must really need the money. As for the city taking the money, there was a Federal ruling on that_ I think Ohio-- where some broke ass city/county wanted to use it as collateral and the court ruled against it.

old retired guy

10/27/2011 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The day I retired I had my money transferred from deferred comp to a private 401K (with no penalties)and a financial advisor handling my investments.That was 3 years ago,and I've been doing quite well ever since,even with the recession.

Shop around when your getting ready to retire,for a good 401K program.I talked to friends and family and went with a company with a proven track record.Been making money ever since.

Old retired guy.

What's the place you stashed your money and waht investments did you put in for a good return in this economy?

10/27/2011 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oakland mayor gives in. Hands city to Occupiers

http://tinyurl.com/3fot6lt

10/27/2011 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Once the third and first watches were inundated with manpower from the disbanding of the big citywide units and the office dead weight, our readers predicted that the criminals would move to where the pressure was less evident."

Just think what we could do if the ENTIRE CITY was fully staffed; these jag-bags would have to go to the suburbs!
Eliminate the COMMANDER OF INTEL Unit 191
WHy have a Gold Star for 30 POs?

10/27/2011 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey ..

Gimmie an "Aaaa"
Gimmie a "Cccc"
Gimmie an "Llll"
Gimmie a "Uuuu"

What's that spell

**SUE* *SUE* *SUE**

♪♫ bad-boys bad-boys what ya gonna do when they come for you

No police man at my park
No po-po man after dark
They say there's more white shirts on the streets
but I can't find them on my beat.

bad-boys bad-boys A-C-L-U's coming after you. bad-boys..♫♫♪♫

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ACLU sues Chicago over police deployment

By Jeremy Gorner and Kristen Mack Tribune reporters

3:33 p.m. CDT, October 27, 2011

A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois alleges the Chicago’s deployment of police officers results in slower response times to 911 calls in primarily black and Hispanic neighborhoods than largely white communities.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-aclu-sues-chicago-police-over-deployment-20111027,0,6155444.story

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10/27/2011 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's get rid of the FOP and get the PBA instead. At least than we can get our parking tickets taken care of!
***********************************


McCarthy to be indicted in NYC PD ticket fixing scandal!

At least we can dream right?

10/27/2011 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: Doty Watch

it's been written here in the blog about the uptick in
robberies in the Hyde Park area recently. We even had
one which occurred right smack in the middle of our
UCPD campus, in an area known as "The Quad." Robberies don't happen there often, but one did
recently. Well, today Doty & Lynch dropped the hammer, firing one of our UCPD patrolmen who
apparently wasn't there at the exact moment that
the robbery occurred. We are hopeful that our
patrolmen's union (PBPA) will fight this tooth and
nail, and save this officer's job, although the U of C
is never in a hurry to handle these kinds of cases
(Doty fired a female PO who had received a CR# for
insubordination against a Sgt; she had no disciplinary history, but Doty wanted her fired.
It took her about 13 months before she regained
her job back at the UCPD).
It's amazing how we have a Deputy Chief of Professional Standards, yet it seems to be Doty
who decides the punishment on these kinds of
cases. We hope this officer prevails, and soon.

10/27/2011 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inside snoop at 35th street related that Area South will be the current Area Two and Area Central will be the current Area One, Area North will be at the current Area Five. Nothing decided about the Deputy Chief spots yet. The big news will not be announced until 16 Dec 11 when they name the new Chief of Patrol replacing Brown

10/27/2011 05:57:00 PM

Is that you Garry? You sound like a real high level insider. Please keep posting all that super-secret info.

10/27/2011 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and here i thought the "crystal ball unit" would have predicted this
for the most part that area around
jackson and laramie seems to be kept up pretty good they just built that religious college there
but as you say the knuckleheads are going where you are not
i am little confused as to what you mean as to first and third watches
is first watch from 12 am to 8am? or is that third watch?
some places count 12:01 am as the start of the "day" and that would be first shift
4pm to midnight would be third shift
churchmouse

10/27/2011 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look what these clowns in Iowa are now doing to a CPD family member. Tracy's Father was a dic in A3 and a damn good man. I believe the kid works in A1.

Best of Luck Bert and John keep fighting for your family.

10/27/2011 12:24:00 AM

Because everybody knows that if she comes from a CPD family, she couldn't possibly commit a crime like this.

10/27/2011 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extra extra , please pay special attention to 27 th ward office and ald burnett neighborhood .
Issue parking citations for all tinted windows , no city sticker ,blocking crosswalks and of course the fail to purchase a dog license .
Man Up and be the Poleeece , Don't let burnette and beale talk down to the men and women in blue
Chicago's Finest Do Your Job
You are the Poleece

10/28/2011 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How to increase district CPD manpower and not increase your budget: Tip #6

THE MAGIC OF CONSOLIDATION.

To enable the reporting of increased manpower and police presence in a district -- just close half the districts!

That is all..

10/28/2011 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for the ACLU (American Criminal Liberties Union) suing the City for its manpower allocation. What a joke!!

By any metric, either police per 100K population or police per square mile, the minority areas have more police resources than any of the nice areas.

The wait for calls for service are longer because there are so many calls for service and few police to respond to them. Add in the fact that they call for absolute nonsense and demand the utmost in service, no wonder there is a call backlog.

You could put the entire Patrol Division in one minority district and it would still be overwhelmed.

And with the manpower shortage and no solution likely, it is only going to get worse. Much, much worse. Everywhere.

10/28/2011 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robberies up in 023, time to end the teams and put them on the beats

10/28/2011 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more cb's for weed, what will these teams do. DOPW

10/28/2011 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember these politicians that voted for Com Ed come election time

10/28/2011 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"OT does anyone know what happenes to Gang Enforcement Units? Are they being pulled from the Areas? And what is up with gangs north south and central?"

10/27/2011 05:00:00 PM

Being that Unit is loaded w/ clout clowns,Rest assured they'll all land on their feet.

In other words...WHOGAS!!

10/28/2011 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing decided about the Deputy Chief spots yet. The big news will not be announced until 16 Dec 11 when they name the new Chief of Patrol replacing Brown

The news is that there will no longer be Deputy Chiefs.

In one more move to trim the budget, 9.5 has decided ( through his mouth piece, McNY ) that he has cut the Deputy Chief spot.

Instead of a Deputy Chief, there will now be a Chief Deputy. Although the Chief Deputy spot will resemble the Deputy Chief spot, 9.5 said that it will be different.

And while this announcement was being made, you could hear playing in the background......There's nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now the parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around me
.

The lyrics from the song WE WON'T BE FOOLED AGAIN by the WHO.

10/28/2011 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the computer in the station still have windows 98 on them.

10/27/2011 09:07:00 PM
************
At the old station a few years ago, I had to reboot the tenprinter. While I was standing there looking at the screen, I thought, gee, that looks like a dos prompt. Then Windows 3.1 showed up.

10/28/2011 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ald. Walter Burnett of the 27th Ward, you sir, are a liar. Just becuase you're in the position to call a press conference doesn't mean you should take liberties with the truth. You claim to have been at Lalapallozza where people were smoking cannabis, police were everywhere and no arrests were made. You further claim that if it was a black concert the jails would be full with all the arrests made under the same circumstances. In the future you should check with the CPD before you lie and make racists remarks inciting more hatred than already exists. I sir, was there and personally made arrests. You should be ashamed of yourself and retract the lies you have put out there that constituents, who don't know any better,actually believe. I despise politicians like you who play the race card. You are ruining our city.
Plus, he's practically a midget, what is he like 4'9''?

10/28/2011 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

parking citations for all tinted windows
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aren't tinted windows now pre-empted by state law?

10/28/2011 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if anyone has any details or updates to the rash of armed robberies in the 13th and 14th districts. If it wasn't for Everyblock.com, I don't think any of my neighbors would know about this.

Based on reports, it appears there are two distinct parties committing these crimes-- one is a single black man with a chrome handgun, and the other is two black teens on BMX bikes. I am a young woman starting to be afraid of my own street. These crimes have started to happen in broad daylight-- that's ballsy. Scary.

http://oururbantimes.com/police-news/armed-robbery-parking-lot-chicago-ave-where-chicago-police-superintendent-mccarthy-spoke

I don't know where else to turn for updates. Anyone have any info?

Thanks much. Keep up the good work.

10/28/2011 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous O'Brien said...

Old Retired Guy said...
OT. I called Defered Comp today and inquired about pulling my money out. I figured on being penalized but could use what little money is in there for other bills. They told me I could only pull my money out if I had seperated from the department. Anyone know if this is true?

True..only if you retire or quit the job. Didn't you know that when you signed up? You can stop contributing to Def Comp, but can't get money unless retired, quit, or what they deem a dire emergency (medical, etc).
Old Retired Guy
10/27/2011 07:52:00 AM
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It sounds as if the original poster is already retired, which means that he can take payouts from his deferred comp account without penalty, but lump sum payouts are subject to 20 percent federal withholding tax, which of course is figured in as part of your tax payment at the end of the year. Periodic payouts may or may not be subject to withholding depending on the projected length of time they would last. They would be subject to tax at your marginal bracket at the end of the year. This is not a penalty, but simply the tax that you did not pay when the money was deducted from your pay.
If you are simply nervous about the money, remember that once you are retired you can roll it over into an IRA with no withholding being due at that time. Yo would not pay tax until you then take money from the IRA.

10/28/2011 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old retired guy.

What's the place you stashed your money and waht investments did you put in for a good return in this economy?

10/27/2011 09:41:00 PM

I went with AXIOM,when it comes to investments I leave it to my advisor who handles all of the transactions,all he wanted to know was what risk level was I comfortable with.I'll be the first to admit I'm illiterate when it comes to financial matters and planning,thats why I let the experts handle it.

Old retired guy.

10/28/2011 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: Doty Watch

it's been written here in the blog about the uptick in
robberies in the Hyde Park area recently. We even had
one which occurred right smack in the middle of our
UCPD campus, in an area known as "The Quad." Robberies don't happen there often, but one did
recently. Well, today Doty & Lynch dropped the hammer, firing one of our UCPD patrolmen who
apparently wasn't there at the exact moment that
the robbery occurred. We are hopeful that our
patrolmen's union (PBPA) will fight this tooth and
nail, and save this officer's job, although the U of C
is never in a hurry to handle these kinds of cases
(Doty fired a female PO who had received a CR# for
insubordination against a Sgt; she had no disciplinary history, but Doty wanted her fired.
It took her about 13 months before she regained
her job back at the UCPD).
It's amazing how we have a Deputy Chief of Professional Standards, yet it seems to be Doty
who decides the punishment on these kinds of
cases. We hope this officer prevails, and soon.

10/27/2011 10:37:00 PM
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Sounds like Doty is running the place like Klown Kollege Kops, rather than a professional police force. God help you guys.

10/28/2011 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Manning the 002nd district on midnights is obviously not a priority. Only having 16 officers to carry the shift is overwhelming and unsafe.

10/28/2011 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the question about tinted windows? The state law is more generous, it allows 30% tint on windows. However, if you live in the city of chicago, home rule is in effect and it nullifies state law. People who live in the burbs have been getting parking tickets in the city and had to appear with a statement from the person who installed their tint. Crappy, but the city does not care. this information is from the person who installed my tint ( Imoved out of the city when I retired).

10/28/2011 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that deferred comp investments ( 457 plans) are now protected by federal law from a city or state takeover. It also allows you roll the money over into a IRA. At least I think it is protected. Now, after all of this conversation, I am going to have to check into it. I did talk to a few financial advisors and none of them could put my money into a plan that would pay what the fixed plan pays with the city.

10/28/2011 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if anyone has any details or updates to the rash of armed robberies in the 13th and 14th districts. If it wasn't for Everyblock.com, I don't think any of my neighbors would know about this.

Based on reports, it appears there are two distinct parties committing these crimes-- one is a single black man with a chrome handgun, and the other is two black teens on BMX bikes. I am a young woman starting to be afraid of my own street. These crimes have started to happen in broad daylight-- that's ballsy. Scary.

http://oururbantimes.com/police-news/armed-robbery-parking-lot-chicago-ave-where-chicago-police-superintendent-mccarthy-spoke

I don't know where else to turn for updates. Anyone have any info?

Thanks much. Keep up the good work.

10/28/2011 09:52:00 AM

Go to chicagopolice.org and look up your district and beat. Call the CAPS office for your district and ask when and where the beat meeting is. While you have them on the phone explain why you want to know and ask if they have any updates.

I live in 13 and our CAPS facilitator has sent us emails about these robberies and urged residents to call 911 if we see anyone matching the descriptions. The truth is, we have no neighbors matching those descriptions, so if they are walking down a side street, they are up to no good.

Citizen in 13

10/28/2011 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

old retired guy, wouldnt leave it to the expert, he could be a guy right out of college. If he was such an expert he wouldn't be working for you, but would be working for himself
Wasn't Bernie Madoff and expert and had all the big funds
Just sayin, keep an eye on your money

10/28/2011 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
parking citations for all tinted windows
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aren't tinted windows now pre-empted by state law?

10/28/2011 08:52:00 AM"

Rahmmy needs the money you morons!

Go out there and make us some more enemies.

Isn’t there enough fire hydrants, bus stops and crosswalks for you.

While you are at it fool, how about my 72 year old mom who has tinted windows, along with cataracts. (P.S. She probably drives better than you do.)

10/28/2011 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as manpower goes, when closing 019 & combining with 023, will there be a giant 023rd district? Or will Beats be added or stretched, new boundaries redrawn, sending excess former 019 officers to border districts or shipped out to high crime areas like 011 or 015? How many sgts, lts, or tact & gang teams will be staying? Does the front office expand? School cars, foot posts, review, etc?
Its too late to bid out of 019.

I have it on good authority that you personnally are being sent to 011. (1st Watch)

10/29/2011 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...ACLU sues Chicago over police deployment

By Jeremy Gorner and Kristen Mack Tribune reporters

3:33 p.m. CDT, October 27, 2011

A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois alleges the Chicago’s deployment of police officers results in slower response times to 911 calls in primarily black and Hispanic neighborhoods than largely white communities.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-aclu-sues-chicago-police-over-deployment-20111027,0,6155444.story

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10/27/2011 09:58:00 PM"

Who is the bigger goof, ACLU, Gorner or anyone who reads the Trib and believes it? Maybe not the ACLU because the ACLU because they see a damn if you damn if you do and damn if you don't window to make money.

I work in the 10th District, on midnights and we get great back-up and dispatching. On any low level call there is always another car there with out asking, ask for help and it keeps coming and we almost always get a supervisor on the scene.

This may cause some calls to lag into a backlog. In slow districts, often one two man or two one man cars one handle the calls because there is less of a threat of violence and the help is farther away.

So it would probably show that the low level calls in the ghetto may get handled slower on average but each one gets more attention in terms of manpower spent on each of those calls.

If that is proven, and the city wins the suit, do we get money from the ACLU?

10/29/2011 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Go to chicagopolice.org and look up your district and beat. Call the CAPS office for your district and ask when and where the beat meeting is. While you have them on the phone explain why you want to know and ask if they have any updates.

I live in 13 and our CAPS facilitator has sent us emails about these robberies and urged residents to call 911 if we see anyone matching the descriptions. The truth is, we have no neighbors matching those descriptions, so if they are walking down a side street, they are up to no good.

Citizen in 13

10/28/2011 06:19:00 PM..."

Your absolutely right, please call 9-1-1 for a Suspicious Person, with a full discription. A brochure on how to describe a suspect is available.

But..."The truth is, we have no neighbors matching those descriptions, so if they are walking down a side street, they are up to no good."

You are right to call 9-1-1. You may solve or prevent a crime but isn't that sort of the racial profiling that the liberals always accused the police of doing.

Welcome to the real world.

10/29/2011 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course its too late to bid out of 019 For the last few months and for sure this period the department has not listed any vacancies so where are you going to bid?
From FOP
Recognized Vacancies 10/21/11

The Department has informed the Lodge that there are not any recognized vacancies posted for the 12th Police Period.

10/29/2011 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But..."The truth is, we have no neighbors matching those descriptions, so if they are walking down a side street, they are up to no good."

You are right to call 9-1-1. You may solve or prevent a crime but isn't that sort of the racial profiling that the liberals always accused the police of doing.

Welcome to the real world.

10/29/2011 10:20:00 AM

Our Beat and CAPS officers say if they are "acting suspicious," it's not racial profiling. I personally find it "suspicious" that if people who don't live in my neighborhood are walking or driving slowly down my side street.

10/31/2011 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Beat and CAPS officers say if they are "acting suspicious," it's not racial profiling. I personally find it "suspicious" that if people who don't live in my neighborhood are walking or driving slowly down my side street.

10/31/2011 11:52:00 AM

There again is the problem. It is a public street not "your" street. People are allowed to come down any public street. Maybe they are driving slowly to prepare for the speeding cameras that are going to be put up soon. Anyway I will not violate a citizens civil rights just because they came down "your" street.

11/01/2011 03:22:00 PM  

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