Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Crossing Guard Supervisors

Another useless spot eliminated:
  • Just out. Crossing guard supervisors gone as of TODAY. No plan on how to handle the missing crossing guards tomorrow morning. No order on who gets to handle "I gots the snuffles" calls, who does the A&A, nothing. How f---ing stupid are the people making the decisions. You better walk your babies to school for awhile since they is gonna be corners withs no crossin guards der.

How about shifting the Crossing Guards to the non-sworn Traffic Management Authority people? They cross children, right? The direct vehicles, right? That all sounds like "Things Involving Traffic," right? Why hold down beat cars or police officers directing what is generally a civilian function?

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143 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We dont need them, the new speed cameras are going to keep the childern safe.

Afterall, its all about the children. Raham said so!

11/29/2011 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would never trust my child in the hands of a TMA!

11/29/2011 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're just gonna put a camera up so after the children get run down we will be able to write a $150 dollar ticket. THAT's the important thing.

The MONEY!

11/29/2011 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds like a Neighborhood Relations/CAPS function.

11/29/2011 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF topic: to the media monitoring this site. I know your probably censored by rahm but if you want something big you should find out where our supt. lives. When you do that you might want to file a F.O.I.A request to get the location history of his address. Then maybe see what kind of calls have occoured at his residence. Then after you find that, maybe talk to some people around the rush street bars and the bars up by wrigley. Maybe you will find out something about our supt that is damaging... im not sure though, it might just all be a bunch of rumors..... the question is, which reporter is willing to dig it all up and find out.. You might be suprised the kinds of things you will find.

11/29/2011 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lady's and Gentleman some dark day's ahead all we can do is stay motivated and more important safe, when it's all said and done will have a good laugh at the end.

GOD BLESS THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE CPD

11/29/2011 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special????

Hey I could use a side GIG....I d even gladly do the crossings at patrolmans pay just need the opportunity I never seem to get with Special!!! WTF!!!

9171

11/29/2011 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about getting rid of those useless people wearing the yellow vest, talking on the cellphone, who "monitor" the corners before and after school. Has anyone ever checked their criminal histories??? Holy smokes!!!

11/29/2011 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cpd is losing a prince of a boss today. Captain Barnas, you will be sorely missed. Your generosity, fairness, kindness, and tact will be sorely missed.

They don't make em like Ken anymore, and the Chicago police department will most definitely be at a loss.

11/29/2011 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember folks, we have front row seats to the greatest show on earth

11/29/2011 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Racoon Eyes was thinking ahead on this one. Even without the supervisors around the new Gestapo Speed Cameras will make sure we all are only going 5 mph near any school or park for 15 hours out of the day. And we all thought it was just about the money. Silly us.

11/29/2011 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a second...I thought Rahm and company were worried about child welfare by installing speeding cameras by schools and parks. Now they are showing their true colors...screw the little man as much as possible while the public keep eating up Rahm's bullshit! Wake up people!

11/29/2011 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The TMA's can't work school crossings. The city never did background checks, i.e. sex offender registry, when they hired the TMA's. Its sickening!

11/29/2011 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cpd is losing a prince of a boss today. Captain Barnas, you will be sorely missed. Your generosity, fairness, kindness, and tact will be sorely missed.

They don't make em like Ken anymore, and the Chicago police department will most definitely be at a loss.
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IN RESPONSE: yes they do make em....its called merit.
for those idiots that could not hack it up as street cops...lets promote em.

this is the mush head that left with food ....donated to the 3rd watch po's and took it home.

this cheap bastard would have a car take em home in 017....so he would not spend his gas....

good riddance!!!!

11/29/2011 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Bob Rohrman said...

Cpd is losing a prince of a boss today. Captain Barnas, you will be sorely missed. Your generosity, fairness, kindness, and tact will be sorely missed.

They don't make em like Ken anymore, and the Chicago police department will most definitely be at a loss.

Funny !!

11/29/2011 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF topic: to the media monitoring this site. I know your probably censored by rahm but if you want something big you should find out where our supt. lives. When you do that you might want to file a F.O.I.A request to get the location history of his address. Then maybe see what kind of calls have occoured at his residence. Then after you find that, maybe talk to some people around the rush street bars and the bars up by wrigley. Maybe you will find out something about our supt that is damaging... im not sure though, it might just all be a bunch of rumors..... the question is, which reporter is willing to dig it all up and find out.. You might be suprised the kinds of things you will find.

11/29/2011 12:31:00 AM

They all know about it, but they're not willing to be the 'first' one to break the National Enquirer-style story.

11/29/2011 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When i was growing up, one parent volunteerd and the kids took turn being crossing guards. I cant think of one accident.

11/29/2011 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have we missed the fact that the only crossing guards in 018 ARE Sworn cops?

11/29/2011 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now a Chicago firefighter has done wrong.
The elder Castro has been arrested about a dozen times between 1985 and 2011 but does not have any convictions on his record, records show. He is a 20-year Chicago Fire Department with a yearly salary of $79,926, according to city records.
So.... He's been arrested about a dozen times, and he is trusted to protect the lives of citizens in the City of Chicago? Now I can see getting arrested once prior to getting a city job. But a dozen times? He is no better than the average thug. I don't care who he is, he does not deserve the benefits of being a civil servent.
And I see he raised a real winner. Fighting with the 009th district police? Scumbags!

11/29/2011 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who needs crossing guards when CPS feels the need to shutdown every block around a school during dismissel. It doesn't teach children how to cross a street or to use the sidewalk.

11/29/2011 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

11/29/2011 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Tik said...

OT
A shout out to the 009 officers that arrested that piece of filth fire fighter and his banger son (the kid should of been a blowjob). The fire fighter has been a menace to the cops and that area for years. TL and NC, you guys did great work!

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

OT: hey scc...no post on the scumbag fireman who got locked up with his loser fuck wad kid in 009 for robbery and fighting with the police??? And the fact that the guy has over a dozen arrests in his 20 years on the job yet still has a fucking job!??? Seems like the "heroes" sure are held to a much different set of standards than us lowly blue shirts. Im sick and tired of these assholes disrespecting the police, fighting with the police, giving all kinds of attitude on scene with the police and hiding behind "hey, just because one or two are bad doesnt mean they all are" and "lets not let this ruin our brotherhood" bullshit...at the end of the day THEY NEED US A HELLUVA LOT MORE THAN WE NEED THEM!!! Im done with the courtesy...Im treating them all like the jag offs they are! No more free passes, no more officer nice guy...fuck that!

11/29/2011 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It used to be that children were trained to walk themselves to school, even to cross streets all by themselves.

How did we ever get to the point where we think we needed crossing guards in the first place?

11/29/2011 08:31:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

they want to pay me 40 dollars an hour to cross little kids, no problem....

11/29/2011 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A job for the CAPS SGts!

11/29/2011 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why no media coverage of the gang banging fireman, that was arrested along with his POS son on a Robbery charge?
If it were a cop that was arrested, if would be the lead story on the news. Hey media, why the double standard?
This "fireman" is well know to the officers in the 009th District, and for whatever reason, he's allowed to keep his job.

11/29/2011 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capt Barnas a prince???!!!!!

Surely you jest!!!!!!

He was hated in 017 and is hated in 025!!!

11/29/2011 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barnas aint leaving

He's been singing that song for 3 yrs now

Keep paying into that pension fund Capt, It makes it stronger for me

11/29/2011 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'll try and dump this on the desk sgt. .....oh wait a minute they want to eliminate that position too. I give up!

11/29/2011 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The crossing guard @ my son's school brings her teenage kids with her, regularly calls them mother f'ers, while she's on duty, while helping 5-8 year olds cross Clark Street. But if she doesn't like you, she won't stop traffic. I'm wondering if she will get even worse w/o a supervisor. Please pray for us!

11/29/2011 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, its a Police function, but oh.....wait. Those are towns in BFE where they have a population of 200 and don't have 30-40 calls pending.

11/29/2011 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cpd is losing a prince of a boss today. Captain Barnas, you will be sorely missed. Your generosity, fairness, kindness, and tact will be sorely missed.

They don't make em like Ken anymore, and the Chicago police department will most definitely be at a loss.

Why would we miss a GOOF? Good Bye!

11/29/2011 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cpd is losing a prince of a boss today. Captain Barnas, you will be sorely missed. Your generosity, fairness, kindness, and tact will be sorely missed.

They don't make em like Ken anymore, and the Chicago police department will most definitely be at a loss.

11/29/2011 01:25:00 AM


You got to be kidding me!! He's has kissed more ass then anyone that I know! He's is surley the cheapest person that I know. He'll eat the lockup bolonga with their bread instead of paying for a decent meal. If it's not free or half price he'll go without eating. He treats his men like shit & he believes that he knows everything. If it wasn't for tyhe "Bartender" he wouldn't be where he is today. When Kenny made captain he cried to the bartender that he was on midnites & had one of the best captains', Leibert transferred from 017th 3rd Watch to his spot on the 1st Watch in 020th District.

You call this man one of the best? He's nothing but a "PIECE OF SHIT!!"

11/29/2011 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT...be careful out there

http://triblocal.com/oak-park-river-forest/2011/11/23/man-accused-of-biting-cop-charged-with-transmitting-hiv/

11/29/2011 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This job now belongs to the CAPS Sergeant. He'll complete the A&A's etc...

11/29/2011 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT. Why such a big to do over Maggies death. The woman has never worked a job in at least the last thirty years if ever. If you ask anyone that worked for her they said that out of the publics view she was a miserable tyrant that would demand and bark orders and this was well before she was sick. She ran a charity thats donors were forced to contribute to or else they would not get city business. Everyone praised how she handled her illness. Well considering since she was sick she had a fleet of taxpayer paid vehicles and servants at her disposal and that she never really had to even leave the house if she choose not to I guess that helps.

11/29/2011 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why all these crossing guards? We never had any by my school growing up. Went to Garvy, later to Beaubien, then on to Schurz. Crossing guards? No....

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

The absence calls will likely be directed to"someone at the desk" so as to heap more shit on the desk person. And the beat car will have to fill the crossing guard abscences.

Someone figured out that Crossing Guard Supervisor is a do nothing clout job.

11/29/2011 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

add this one to the long list of stupid ideas and decisions from Rahm. what an idiot

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

Anonymous said...
OFF topic: to the media monitoring this site. I know your probably censored by rahm but if you want something big you should find out where our supt. lives. When you do that you might want to file a F.O.I.A request to get the location history of his address. Then maybe see what kind of calls have occoured at his residence. Then after you find that, maybe talk to some people around the rush street bars and the bars up by wrigley. Maybe you will find out something about our supt that is damaging... im not sure though, it might just all be a bunch of rumors..... the question is, which reporter is willing to dig it all up and find out.. You might be suprised the kinds of things you will find.

11/29/2011 12:31:00 AM


If you have anything, call up a reporter and give them the info and then they can go and confirm what you tell them.

Otherwise it is all "why don't reporters investigate the corruption."

If you have something, step up yourself, talk to a reporter, you can always ask to remain anonymous.

11/29/2011 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Firefighter in Chicago arrested numerous times and still has his job wtf? This pos who of the 50 cowards does he pay off? Hey rambo can you hear us now??
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-firefighter-son-accused-of-beating-robbing-man-in-bridgeport-20111129,0,350228.story

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

..... the question is, which reporter is willing to dig it all up and find out.. You might be suprised the kinds of things you will find.

11/29/2011 12:31:00 AM Look,I'm not a big fan of McStupids,but this is crazy.How about if we follow you around 24-7 and interrogate your bartenders and people that know you?You might be surprised the kinds of things we will find.

11/29/2011 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get the funny feeling that now that the civilian crossing guard supervisor is gone this whole thing will now involve more police officers than ever. This department is all screwed up.

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

If every other district is like my district the crossing guard supervisor has been replaced by a police officer. That's right you moron civilians who believe the bullshit given by Rahm about putting 1000 officers on the street. Yes, we have a full duty officer making $80,000 who should be working the streets answering calls for service, yet his/her duty is to make sure crossing guards are on their corners. So Rahm more officers not on the street being hidden doing a non-police function.

11/29/2011 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Beat Gal 9161 said...

Anonymous said...
Special????

Hey I could use a side GIG....I d even gladly do the crossings at patrolmans pay just need the opportunity I never seem to get with Special!!! WTF!!!
9171
11/29/2011 01:13:00 AM

If 9171 is your title code and not your star number, I doubt you [as a stupid- visor] would even be capable of crossing the kids, even if you showed up for work.

11/29/2011 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cameras! Homicide on the 4900 blk of hubbard the other night. 2 cameras on oppisite ends of the block, both not working. But those red light cameras sure work well.

11/29/2011 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Holy Shit (Can I say "Holy" or is that offensive now a days?)

Firefighter has been arrested about half a dozen times and this fucker is still on the job why???

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-firefighter-son-accused-of-beating-robbing-man-in-bridgeport-20111129,0,350228.story

11/29/2011 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will be just like that boondoggle of getting rid of the district managers. The districts will find 1 or 2 full duty P.O.'s to fill that spot. So then what really was gained??

11/29/2011 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cpd is losing a prince of a boss today. Captain Barnas, you will be sorely missed. Your generosity, fairness, kindness, and tact will be sorely missed.

They don't make em like Ken anymore, and the Chicago police department will most definitely be at a loss.

Prince of a Boss? More like Bitch of a boss. See if you can find one person in 017 other than yellow hair pink skin, aka the suckass WG that would tell you ken barnas is a nice boss. He is a grade A PRICK! Good bye asshole!

They don't make em like Ken anymore. And we are extremely thankfull for this!! TATA Dickhead.

11/29/2011 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That all sounds like "Things Involving Traffic," right?"

Sure does. Crossing guards and TMA will be merged into TIT. The only expense will be new reflective vests bearing that acronym front and back.

"You gittin' you binifits?"

"Yeah, girl, we on the TIT."

"Whoo! I hear that."

11/29/2011 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cpd is losing a prince of a boss today. Captain Barnas, you will be sorely missed. Your generosity, fairness, kindness, and tact will be sorely missed.

They don't make em like Ken anymore, and the Chicago police department will most definitely be at a loss.

11/29/2011 01:25:00 AM


This is supposed to be sarcastic, I hope.

11/29/2011 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen kiddies , 20 years ago , desk sgt handled crossing guards

station manager and crossing guard supervisor are political jobs created by city hall

relax when the city closes a few more stations , you'll have more officers in a beat car
that's what police officers are hired to do

11/29/2011 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT -- looks like Chicago City Colleges, WYCC digital TV channel 20 is off the air right now. I was getting a "No Signal" so did two channel scans, it's just not there anymore.

Winds are hitting 60 MPH plus -- you can figure that in any bad situation, city-owned, city-run, city-bid equipment and services will go down first. They probably have an antenna down -- a Vanecko dish antenna from Vanecko Sewer Cleaning and Communications Corp.

Somebody go see is the OEMC supervan laying on its side in a mud puddle, popping and sparking...

11/29/2011 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I've been reading your blog for a while now and all I can say is wow. i am also a police officer in a 1600 officer dept, nothing compared to CPD but still a large dept. I thought we had trouble with our administration, mayor and council. I really feel for you guys and wish you the best of luck. Just remember who you really work for. That being the officer who sits next to you in the car or walks up on the porch of a disturbance with you. Take care of each other and screw everyone else.

11/29/2011 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about aldermen?

11/29/2011 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye Bye Double Nickles!

11/29/2011 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The TMA's can't work school crossings. The city never did background checks, i.e. sex offender registry, when they hired the TMA's. Its sickening!

11/29/2011 05:30:00 AM


And this would be why they have yet to hire any detention aides.
The laid off TMA's had first crack at the job but whoops, someone almost forgot to do a background and piss test on these fine employees.
Next projected hire date for detention aides is 16 Dec 11.

I wonder how many of those old TMA's will be disqualified.
Hear tell there is a 400lb female and a 70 year old man in the group.

11/29/2011 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm now a retired po and still recall Ruthie the crossing guard that made sure that cars stopped and all of her children made it safely across Ashland Ave. The crossing guards are truly needed.

11/29/2011 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are we so messed up? Why do we go out of our way to purpously fuck with each other for self gratification? I have never worked with a bunch of people like this? What a shame.

11/29/2011 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

barnass what a piece of shit!!

11/29/2011 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the parent could walk thier children to school, or work something out with a neighbor. That way one level of government baby sitting can be eliminated. Get rid of them, and in cases where the crossing gaurds are supervised by a P.O. put the P.O. back into a Police Officer's position.

11/29/2011 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cpd is losing a prince of a boss today. Captain Barnas, you will be sorely missed. Your generosity, fairness, kindness, and tact will be sorely missed.

They don't make em like Ken anymore, and the Chicago police department will most definitely be at a loss.

11/29/2011 01:25:00 AM

Hehehehehe....yep, another great one gets to collect more money then me while sitting on his head, I mean ass, at home.

11/29/2011 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT- Great job to Area 1 Detectives getting charges approved on the mutt Fireman and his Gangbanging savage kid. A fireman arrested over twelve times in his career...what a fucking joke.

Thanks for a job well done to all involved and nice to see they pinched him on a Wednesday no political bullshit or special treatment just coppers doing their jobs.

Its a damn shame the Altman fiasco and ensuing CPD embarrassment was not handled the same way. I said it right, CPD embarassment...

11/29/2011 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I covered many a school crossing in my time. A real no-brainer to be sure, yet one I never minded doing. Id rather make sure a couple dozen or so kids got to school that day without incident than to take the usual 12 burglary to auto case reports that were sure to pour in once everyone started waking up and getting to their cars. And there was ALWAYS, ALWAYS one idiot driver out there who wanted to challenge you at the crossing. If these morons would challenge a copper, I have no idea what they did to the civilian guards. A shit job, doubtless, yet a very important one. Just as I want to make sure mine got to school ok that day, I made sure others' did too. Turn it over to someone that doesnt care? Wrong idea here, guys. Hopefully it doesnt take a tragedy to make people wake up.

11/29/2011 04:10:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

bye bye ken barnas--- hope you enjoy your florida digs--- the bologna in the lock up will be much safer now that you are gone-- you liked that bologna and it liked you, microwave it until it's greasy and slob it down like you are a starving ethiopian--- you have turned a new corner, you will have to pay for lunch now instead of getting it for free....

11/29/2011 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fictitious plates are looking better all the time.

11/29/2011 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

02:53.00am you are fucking stupid

11/29/2011 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Who needs crossing guards when CPS feels the need to shutdown every block around a school during dismissel. It doesn't teach children how to cross a street or to use the sidewalk.

11/29/2011 07:53:00 AM


Why do the schools feel the need to start shutting down streets? The little animals don't have sense enough to not play in traffic I guess.
Funny, they never had to do that when I was a youngster, why are kids different now, hmmm?

11/29/2011 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Why no media coverage of the gang banging fireman, that was arrested along with his POS son on a Robbery charge?
If it were a cop that was arrested, if would be the lead story on the news. Hey media, why the double standard?
This "fireman" is well know to the officers in the 009th District, and for whatever reason, he's allowed to keep his job.

11/29/2011 08:45:00 AM

Can you say CLOUT?
This is just another instance of the two-tier system of justice within the City of Chicago. CLOUT RULES!

As for media coverage this is another instance of media bias against the police. You are correct if this why an UNCLOUTED copper it would be all over the media.

11/29/2011 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 ;23 am>im a firefighter who has family that are cops,i dont judge all of you when i see some asshole wanna be cop beating a women in a bar. so dont put me in with this jagbag!

11/29/2011 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The crossing guard @ my son's school brings her teenage kids with her, regularly calls them mother f'ers, while she's on duty, while helping 5-8 year olds cross Clark Street. But if she doesn't like you, she won't stop traffic. I'm wondering if she will get even worse w/o a supervisor. Please pray for us!

11/29/2011 09:39:00 AM

How about trying out this novel little idea. Walk you own fucking kid to school to make sure he/she/it gets there safely. Or teach your kid to cross the damn street by himself. I grew up with no crossing guards and guess what? I made it to school and back home in one piece. Stop relying on others to watch, cross, supervise, wipe your kids ass etc etc.

11/29/2011 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous God save our children said...

The speed cameras will pay for the kids funeral flowers!

11/29/2011 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: The Tribune has two stories regarding firefighters, you cannot comment on either. A story regarding police involved shooting, comments are wide open.

Fu$# this rag of a paper, anyone that feeds these assholes information is an idiot. They don't even try to hide their bias.

11/29/2011 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF topic: to the media monitoring this site. I know your probably censored by rahm but if you want something big you should find out where our supt. lives. When you do that you might want to file a F.O.I.A request to get the location history of his address. Then maybe see what kind of calls have occoured at his residence. Then after you find that, maybe talk to some people around the rush street bars and the bars up by wrigley. Maybe you will find out something about our supt that is damaging... im not sure though, it might just all be a bunch of rumors..... the question is, which reporter is willing to dig it all up and find out.. You might be suprised the kinds of things you will find.

Interesting about the amount of people at 35th street that know about this. Why not just come out and say the our boss is a drunk and he has many skeletons in his closet. I cannot believe the amount of nonsense goes on with this man. I also cannot believe why no other high ranking boss has the courage to out him.

11/29/2011 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/29/2011 02:17:00 PM


Funny thing...I had a background check when I was OEMC and TMA...

But as for the former Police Traffic Aides....meh.

11/29/2011 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The laid off TMA's had first crack at the job..."

--11/29/2011 02:17:00 PM

Why?

Are they skilled or something...

...or does this city really run on "not what you know, but who you know?"

Huh?

Go ask the Revs, the Obama/Shields white-shirt dynasty, etc.

11/29/2011 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow
Mary Ann Egon your the best Boss you will be missed .I cross kids and anybody that needs it .I see people all the time on their cell phones or reading the paper and driving not using the turn signals.Going through the red lights I have broken up fights with kids and grown ups .I did my job and do what i can for those that cross by me .I am not a prev or a junkie no records .

11/29/2011 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Perhaps the parent could walk their children to school, or work something out with a neighbor. That way one level of government baby sitting can be eliminated."

--11/29/2011 03:48:00 PM

...and they can do it without being issued with official "SAFETY VOLUNTEER" vests with the City seal, too.

"DOG WALKER." "LAWN WATERER." Has to stop somewhere. Don't expect an awards ceremony -- certificates, plaques, statuettes -- because you took the trash out or washed your face.

Everyone made into a quasi-authority-figure, everyone "empowered" on a weekly basis with a new batch of "Stop The Killing" T-shirts and matching ball caps -- and everywhere, violence, chaos, madness.

The City Of Chicago/St. Sabina's "every man a Reverend, every woman some kind of guard, while the kids shoot each other in the next room" "activist" model doesn't work.

Yeah, "parent" in the singular is an accurate description in many cases. The Disadvantaged are too busy eating, talking on cell phone, getting hair done, getting nails airbrushed for this kind of foolishness. City supposed to take care of the childrens.

11/29/2011 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to admit I am a little confused. With all of these schools illegally blocking the streets with horses and speed bumps everywhere, where will they catch the speeders? In the alleys?

11/29/2011 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job by the 009th Dist. officers in arresting that jagoff of a fireman. He does nothing but bring discredit to them. I have personally dealt with him over the years working in 009 and also his kid. No matter what tickets you would write them, they would always walk out out of court and give you a look. He's been dealing dope for a long time besides getting away with a murder a few years back. Everybody from all three watches had a smile on their faces knowing that they were locked up. I always wondered how his fellow firemen felt working with him, knowing his past. I certainly wouldn't want to bunk with him in the firehouse knowing what kind of moron he was.

11/29/2011 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: two co-workers were recently busted in the workout room at OEMC....seems one of them wasn't using her mouth to dispatch jobs at the time somebody walked in on them.

11/29/2011 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If 9171 is your title code and not your star number, I doubt you [as a stupid- visor] would even be capable of crossing the kids, even if you showed up for work.

No need for the above post. Grow up. Quit being such a child.

11/29/2011 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about they fire all crossing guards. Eliminate more government waste. They're a complete joke anyway.

11/29/2011 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Rahm said it is not for the money, it is only for the safety of the children. Leave the crossing guards alone. They are not highly paid and for the most part they do thier job. Get rid of 25 alderman and that would save more money then every single crossing guard.

11/29/2011 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know how the Crossing guards and the supervisors are elsewhere but the ones in 011 are a bunch of useless, lazy goofs. Good riddance.

11/29/2011 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Cpd is losing a prince of a boss today. Captain Barnas, you will be sorely missed. Your generosity, fairness, kindness, and tact will be sorely missed.

They don't make em like Ken anymore, and the Chicago police department will most definitely be at a loss.

11/29/2011 01:25:00 AM


This is supposed to be sarcastic, I hope.

11/29/2011 01:00:00 PM

No you failed at sarcastism. He is the biggest goof who ever wore captain bars. Imagine the trio of dillon-barnas-delougherty!! Wow what a great selection process.

11/29/2011 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha No More weekends Off of Day hours ENJOY THE PAIN!!!!

11/29/2011 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gary Schenkel USMC id in charge of TMAs Go Nato summit

11/29/2011 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barnas is an old school boss who expects people to be doing what they are supposed be doing...if he gave you a hard time maybe you deserved it. He never bothered me.

11/29/2011 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didnt happen

Bosses read the blog

District got call from a higher bosses office asking what po assigned as cg sup was assigned to today and who took over duties. secretary called in cg sup, she had no clue what they were talking about. po acting as cg sup called patrol cg unit. cg unit told her all they did was ask civilian cg sups to turn in their ticket books because they are gone after 31 dec.

most civilian cg sups are using up their sick days and vacation days. cg sups have always had to write tickets. (now 2nd watch will have to make up for index).

cg sup tells secretary this she calls higher, asks if a Bop ws issued or some direction. Higher doesnt put secretary on hold but asks staff where they got info from they are heard in background "it was on the blog". He tells secretary "never mind".

11/29/2011 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cpd is losing a prince of a boss today. Captain Barnas, you will be sorely missed. Your generosity, fairness, kindness, and tact will be sorely missed.

They don't make em like Ken anymore, and the Chicago police department will most definitely be at a loss.

11/29/2011 01:25:00 AM

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You had me going for a minute! Good one!

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

Special????

Hey I could use a side GIG....I d even gladly do the crossings at patrolmans pay just need the opportunity I never seem to get with Special!!! WTF!!!

9171


Sucks to be you.

11/29/2011 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC from Chicago Breaking News:

"A 24-year-old Chicago man is in custody after he used a makeshift flamethrower on a police officer responding to a domestic battery this morning in far northwest Woodstock, officials said."

11/29/2011 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did we ever get to the point where we think we needed crossing guards in the first place?

Because the city needed to create jobs for all the "honor students" who dropped out and couldn't find gainful employment.

11/29/2011 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If every other district is like my district the crossing guard supervisor has been replaced by a police officer. That's right you moron civilians who believe the bullshit given by Rahm about putting 1000 officers on the street. Yes, we have a full duty officer making $80,000 who should be working the streets answering calls for service, yet his/her duty is to make sure crossing guards are on their corners. So Rahm more officers not on the street being hidden doing a non-police function.


So true....

11/29/2011 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen kiddies , 20 years ago , desk sgt handled crossing guards

station manager and crossing guard supervisor are political jobs created by city hall

relax when the city closes a few more stations , you'll have more officers in a beat car
that's what police officers are hired to do


Ok boy genius. Apparently you live in a cave. The department, in it's infinite wisdom, also wants to do away with the desk sgt. now.

11/29/2011 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 ;23 am>im a firefighter who has family that are cops,i dont judge all of you when i see some asshole wanna be cop beating a women in a bar. so dont put me in with this jagbag!

11/29/2011 05:12:00 PM
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We'll judge whoever we want. If you don't like it-don't read a POLICE blog!!!

11/29/2011 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know another useless spot. It's called the office of the superintendant.

11/29/2011 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Doesnt Everybody Know , Good Old Mayor Daley brought in all the TMA's in Under the Second Chance Offender Program lol , Thats why NOBODY gets a backround check ,if they did naturally they would all be gone. The 1st Dist Traffic Ops wanted it back . When The TMAs took over yrs ago. Who the hell wants it now.

11/29/2011 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Special????

Hey I could use a side GIG....I d even gladly do the crossings at patrolmans pay just need the opportunity I never seem to get with Special!!! WTF!!!

9171

Sucks to be you.

11/29/2011 08:22:00 PM

AMEN!!!

Pretty sad when a people can't live within their means, especially when they make 80k a year.

11/29/2011 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last time I had a school crossing was at 36th & State. A gang banger came walking up to me from the the breeze way and said there was a guy walking across the infield carrying a piece. Not fully trusting this character, I'm already pulling my trusty wheel gun and sure enough, Will walks into my line of sight and instantly does a quick military stance, pounds a round at me and takes off running to Federal with me in pursuit. I had been to the range the day before, had a three quarter squeeze going and felt quite confident I could drop him....but...nothing but a stream of kids coming out of the building where he was running to and ... well...it really would have ruined my day if I nailed a kid in the head instead. My partner was off getting us some coffee so he missed the excitement but a dick who was driving down the street saw it go down and was running right after me. Back up is a good thing to have. The Deuce used to have most cars 10-4 on days and with 3 wagons up and running. Just a retiree reminiscing. It would be fun to see more stories from the real police on this blog from time to time. We've all got war stories, actually way too many and we can bore each other to death with them but at least the trolls and good citizens that visit here can get a little taste of what our job entails. And this was just crossing kids at 8:30 in the a.m. Tell em some of the mid night stories. Time for another bourbon and yes I do have a life that is now far, far away from the 2nd district. Keep safe.

11/29/2011 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REGARDING:
Great job by the 009th Dist. officers in arresting that jagoff of a fireman. He does nothing but bring discredit to them. I have personally dealt with him over the years working in 009 and also his kid. No matter what tickets you would write them, they would always walk out out of court and give you a look. He's been dealing dope for a long time besides getting away with a murder a few years back. Everybody from all three watches had a smile on their faces knowing that they were locked up. I always wondered how his fellow firemen felt working with him, knowing his past. I certainly wouldn't want to bunk with him in the firehouse knowing what kind of moron he was.

This is TOTALLY True!!! Yes, Castro committed a murder, another piece of shi@ gangbanger, but a murder still the same....and was only charged with discharge of a weapon, which was then dismissed! Thanks Cook County States Attorneys. All his pieces of shi@ kids are latin Kings and he is a BIGGER Piece of shi@!!! Maybe, just maybe....someone with some Balls will prosecute him! This guy has been dealing drugs and supplying weapons for the gangbangers for years with no accountability. 009th District has tried and done good but this guy needs more focus, maybe Federal?

11/29/2011 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 ;23 am>im a firefighter who has family that are cops,i dont judge all of you when i see some asshole wanna be cop beating a women in a bar. so dont put me in with this jagbag!

11/29/2011 05:12:00 PM
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We'll judge whoever we want. If you don't like it-don't read a POLICE blog!!!

11/29/2011 09:22:00 PM

Your probably one of those tuff cops that tells other peoples war stories. Wait let me turn my back so you can talk shit about me...Before you hate on more fireman, I'm not one. Just another beat copper sick of coppers hating on the wrong people.

11/30/2011 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can walk our kids to school, or teach them to cross themselves, as some have said on here, but we can't control the driving habits of the public; texting, talking on the phone, shaving, putting on make-up, eating etc. We need crossing guards to get the cars stopped before our kids try to get across.

11/30/2011 02:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets keep the ball rolling by eleminating the district managers, the crossing guard supervisors, and now lets disband the DOC and make it a hat trick.

11/30/2011 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't knock the crossing guards, on Monday going west on Montrose Ave. I was stopped at a light, when an p/o crossed one. Then he turned around and seen another girl and waved her across. The east west light already turned green. So the kid did what she was told to do, even though she has been taught to cross on the white or walk sign. I think some P/Os could learn from them how to keep children safe.

11/30/2011 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It used to be that children were trained to walk themselves to school, even to cross streets all by themselves.

How did we ever get to the point where we think we needed crossing guards in the first place?


When idiots in cars made kids into speed bumps, road kill, grease spots on the road.
As a kid I seen two kids get run over by a high school moron.
I can still hear their father screaming, he was the third P/O on the scene.

11/30/2011 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely sounds like the part time Caps sgts. function

11/30/2011 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barnas is an old school boss who expects people to be doing what they are supposed be doing...if he gave you a hard time maybe you deserved it. He never bothered me

He doesnt have the balls to give you a hard time. Old shool my ass.

11/30/2011 04:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8 ;23 am>im a firefighter who has family that are cops,i dont judge all of you when i see some asshole wanna be cop beating a women in a bar. so dont put me in with this jagbag!

11/29/2011 05:12:00 PM
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We'll judge whoever we want. If you don't like it-don't read a POLICE blog!!!

11/29/2011 09:22:00 PM

Your probably one of those tuff cops that tells other peoples war stories. Wait let me turn my back so you can talk shit about me...Before you hate on more fireman, I'm not one. Just another beat copper sick of coppers hating on the wrong people.

11/30/2011 12:31:00 AM

The original poster's response was rude and uncalled for. Sorry about that CFD. This guy sounds like he could be another Abbate due to his arrogant attitude. You read our blog whenever you want--welcome and stay safe! CFD & CPD need to be allies, not enemies. Now apologize to CFD you rude ignorant asshole copper, if you even are one. ASSHAT.

11/30/2011 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Cpd is losing a prince of a boss today. Captain Barnas, you will be sorely missed. Your generosity, fairness, kindness, and tact will be sorely missed.

They don't make em like Ken anymore, and the Chicago police department will most definitely be at a loss.

11/29/2011 01:25:00 AM


This is supposed to be sarcastic, I hope.

11/29/2011 01:00:00 PM

No, it was written by him is all.

11/30/2011 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.at the end of the day THEY NEED US A HELLUVA LOT MORE THAN WE NEED THEM!!! Im done with the courtesy...Im treating them all like the jag offs they are! No more free passes, no more officer nice guy...fuck that!

Stupid asshore... you don't speak for me or for all all of the rest of my brothers in blue. I have 16 years on the job, and have had a great working relationship with cfd... they aren't the enemy. Yes this Castro guy is a prick, but from what it sounds like, so are you and so are a handful of P.O.s just like you with your warped attitudes... shout the fuck up already with your negativity, way to much of this going on... quit hating, I for one am proud to be the police, if you couldn't pass a fire exam, then Dammit, wish you hadn't passed police exam either.

11/30/2011 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

capt.ken barnas was a sgt. in 010 a few years back...what a jerk!!! kept telling everyone about his hemeroids and about his hemeroid operation...the joke was..."hey sarge "i heard you had an asshole operation...better get your money back, cause your still an asshole!!"....good luck asshat...

11/30/2011 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:08 p.m.

That is what I call funny!! Nice job!!

11/30/2011 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Special????

Hey I could use a side GIG....I d even gladly do the crossings at patrolmans pay just need the opportunity I never seem to get with Special!!! WTF!!!

9171

Sucks to be you.

11/29/2011 08:22:00 PM

AMEN!!!

Pretty sad when a people can't live within their means, especially when they make 80k a year.

11/29/2011 09:49:00 PM
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the last comment would be true BUT
when you have to live in the city because of the residency requirement lets see where 80k takes us when you start to deduct from that
-high gas prices,
-higher property taxes,(5-7k) even after being lowered
-home insurance goes up because escrows are 'SHORT ' due to the home owners insurance and property taxes going up.
-higher insurance premiums because of the shit neighborhoods ( zip codes) we live in
-high state tax ( dont forget we never saw our cost of living increase (2%) this year because the state tax (went from 3 to 5%) wiped that out when it took effect immediately jan 15th!! )and now its probably doubled from avg 1300yr to approx 2700-3000 per year
-federal taxes out of paychecks on avg from 13-17k per year
-and if you have a 2 salary household although it helps, but you have more expenses added to health ins premiums and family expenses.

I'm sure the list goes on and on but if you start to deduct the expenses that are quite overwhelming at times that 80k isn't shit. Everything goes up people except our measely salaries. 80k in a city like ours is no different than making ends meet at 25 or 30k a year. If we could live outside of the city we could save a lot of $$. We live paycheck to paycheck Or are at least 2 paychecks away from maybe sheer financial hardships. Sadly we're human like everyone else, and people seem to forget that. Thats why a lot of if not the majority of us need those 2nd jobs, just to make ends meet or try to live on what is percieved as a good salary at 80k. THANK GOD WE EVEN GET THAT.

Just one of the many of what is now a very short handed dept that used to love to work for and say I was proud to have been a member of one of the finest dept's in this country. wake up people, it cant even be sugar coated.

11/30/2011 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Some history: Crossing guards were of course patronage jobs back in the day, for the stay-at-home wives of other city/county employees. Another paycheck, another voter in the bag. And they were necessary back when we didn't have Stop signs on practically every sidestreet corner. And they are necessary given the high amount of auto traffic (some kids being dropped at school by parents while others walk) around lots of schools. Like speed humps, roundabouts and other traffic-calming devices, crossing guards would not be necessary if all drivers were cautious and obeyed the law. But since a significant percentage of people behind the wheel are reckless and speed, crossing guards serve a purpose.

11/30/2011 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/29/2011 01:13:00 AM

Special Employment should be worked based so lazy dog asses with so called "seniority" (with all the hard work they've done on the North side their whole career) aren't sleeping and making things miserable for the rest of us. I love working special and hare the sergeant saying hey, we have to do this now because so and so was caught sleeping, or so and so wanted to get a 2 ton burrito 6 miles away from his/her post. Then when you find out who it was it was some 20+ year asshat that thinks he/she can do whatever he/she wants.

11/30/2011 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!

Pretty sad when a people can't live within their means, especially when they make 80k a year.

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

yeah, it also sucks when you have two kids in chicago catholic grammer schools and two kids in catholic high schools with one of those getting ready to go to U of I next year.. Yeah, it is pretty tough to get by making 80k a year. If you had a life and were married with kids you would understand... but when you get to save all your money because mom doesnt charge you rent for living in her basement you can afford anything... stroke!

11/30/2011 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to admit I am a little confused. With all of these schools illegally blocking the streets with horses and speed bumps everywhere, where will they catch the speeders? In the alleys?
11/29/2011 06:38:00 PM

Nope. Got em in the alleys too.

WTF is wrong with having 'flip down' stop signs at the schools like the 'burbs do?? A quick search reveals they cost about $120.00 each. No one competent enough in the school to trust with a key, or what??

Skip the $300000+ stop light (that you could put on flashing yellow during non school hours) just go with stop signs, you know, it is for the chillens....

11/30/2011 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about trying out this novel little idea. Walk you own fucking kid to school to make sure he/she/it gets there safely. Or teach your kid to cross the damn street by himself. I grew up with no crossing guards and guess what? I made it to school and back home in one piece. Stop relying on others to watch, cross, supervise, wipe your kids ass etc etc.

Dude, he's 5. Five-year-olds don't cross Clark Street by themselves, and drivers don't pay attention to signals. Seriously--is it too much to ask that someone who has a job helping children doesn't say fuck every other word while she's working, and does the job she's being paid to do--help people cross a busy intersection and get to school? It's really not that hard.

11/30/2011 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least I can feel safe in the shower in 025. The crossing guard Supervisor always liked to spy on officers in the shower.

11/30/2011 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
11/29/2011 01:13:00 AM

Special Employment should be worked based so lazy dog asses with so called "seniority" (with all the hard work they've done on the North side their whole career) aren't sleeping and making things miserable for the rest of us. I love working special and hare the sergeant saying hey, we have to do this now because so and so was caught sleeping, or so and so wanted to get a 2 ton burrito 6 miles away from his/her post. Then when you find out who it was it was some 20+ year asshat that thinks he/she can do whatever he/she wants.

11/30/2011 10:58:00 AM

Another "I work south and I'm the REAL POLICE" asshole heard from. Stay in your mother's basement where you belong, hero...

11/30/2011 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
At least I can feel safe in the shower in 025. The crossing guard Supervisor always liked to spy on officers in the shower.

11/30/2011 02:45:00 PM

Spying on you? Do you suffer from the angry inch syndrome?

11/30/2011 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
AMEN!!!

Pretty sad when a people can't live within their means, especially when they make 80k a year.

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

yeah, it also sucks when you have two kids in chicago catholic grammer schools and two kids in catholic high schools with one of those getting ready to go to U of I next year.. Yeah, it is pretty tough to get by making 80k a year. If you had a life and were married with kids you would understand... but when you get to save all your money because mom doesnt charge you rent for living in her basement you can afford anything... stroke!

11/30/2011 11:40:00 AM

Try a free public school. You might be surprised at the quality in your neighborhood school. Of course I assume you live on the north side. South side sucks.

11/30/2011 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/30/2011 02:25:00 PM

Dude....then walk your 5 year old to school...or get the other parent to do it.

We don't need a district Cop standing at Clark and Grant Place during rush hour to help the Latin School Punks get Jaywalked against traffic.

We don't need a District cop at Geneva Ter and Kemper Pl Valeting double parked cars for a School.

We don't need PO's from where ever they are detailed doing crossing guard shit...and I don't care if its the Synagogue Schule at 714 W. Grace or Temple Sholom and the two "Oh we're detailed here" cops that stand inside for 5 hours while parents Fuck up Cornelia in the 500 block.

The Dept is watching...

11/30/2011 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats up with the PO on Highland Near Ravenswood? That Chevy with the 2005 special event plates are landing him in trouble, 3 tickets a day from what I saw the revenue dude drop on it.

11/30/2011 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 11/29/11 12:11:00am

You do that regularly whenever you go to a Bulls or Bears or Hawks or Sox or Cubs game...cause you don't actually think the PO's that work those events are actually working.

11/30/2011 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Heard from a Bird at 2735 N Ashland Revenue:

http://www.plateshack.com/y2k/Illinois/il2003policeassn.jpg

Any and all Expired Special Event plates on vehicles with a Covered vin are now going to result in :

1. Door being opened for VIN access:legal authority granted to PEA's December 1st.
2. TIcket information sent to Car Owners Direct Supervisory LT and Capt or Dept Manager
3. 3 tickets minimum:
Rear/Front Plate Required
Expired Plates or Improper Display of City Sticker
Non-Compliant Plates
4. Tow Order directly called into Streets and San. PO's no longer needed to do a tow order. Revenue Field Supervisors granted authority.

11/30/2011 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"1. Door being opened for VIN access:legal authority granted to PEA's December 1st...

"4. Tow Order directly called into Streets and San. PO's no longer needed to do a tow order. Revenue Field Supervisors granted authority."

--11/30/2011 08:20:00 PM

Sounds like they don't need police assistance for anything anymore, if you get my drift.

City's eating itself alive. Not pretty.

Wasn't my idea...

11/30/2011 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When i was growing up, one parent volunteerd and the kids took turn being crossing guards. I cant think of one accident."

--11/29/2011 06:16:00 AM

Damn, you're right. "Patrol boys" and girls got an orange Sam Browne belt, it was really an honor, had to be a good student and older, in sixth, seventh, eighth grade, a little more mature to help the little kids across.

Taught responsibility and pride. Can't think of a single accident either.

I think there was one yellow wood sawhorse out there to be used at go-home time -- so many kids lived within a couple of blocks that most of them just walked home, no traffic jam of minivans and SUVs...

That was the old working people's Chicago. I dunno what you call this s__t today.

12/01/2011 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, he's 5. Five-year-olds don't cross Clark Street by themselves, and drivers don't pay attention to signals. Seriously--is it too much to ask that someone who has a job helping children doesn't say fuck every other word while she's working, and does the job she's being paid to do--help people cross a busy intersection and get to school? It's really not that hard.

11/30/2011 02:25:00 PM
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So, first you call the station and complain. If it doesn't change within the week, you call the station COMMANDER'S office and make your complaint. If no improvement, call the MAYOR's office and beef.
Everyone jumps and snaps to attention when we get those MAYOR's office complaint letters in Department mail and stuff gets handled. Almost instantly.

12/01/2011 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beat Gal 9161 said...
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Damn Girl y'all sexy when yous angry! He just sayin' he ain't gettin none.. Sound like Sarge just need some extra pay he's not getting no special must be seniority or somethin...

Why he stupid?

9161 too

12/01/2011 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least I can feel safe in the shower in 025. The crossing guard Supervisor always liked to spy on officers in the shower.

11/30/2011 02:45:00 PM

You never had to worry. You were not attractive enough to warrant the attention.

12/01/2011 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do that regularly whenever you go to a Bulls or Bears or Hawks or Sox or Cubs game...cause you don't actually think the PO's that work those events are actually working.

11/30/2011 08:12:00 PM

Stuff can go bad in the blink of an eye, especially at a crowded event.

12/01/2011 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
AMEN!!!

Pretty sad when a people can't live within their means, especially when they make 80k a year.

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

yeah, it also sucks when you have two kids in chicago catholic grammer schools and two kids in catholic high schools with one of those getting ready to go to U of I next year.. Yeah, it is pretty tough to get by making 80k a year. If you had a life and were married with kids you would understand... but when you get to save all your money because mom doesnt charge you rent for living in her basement you can afford anything... stroke!

11/30/2011 11:40:00 AM

So, what you are really saying is that the taxpayers should fund you in living beyond your means. Good idea. It is also a good say to teach our kids financial responsibility.

Go ahead, fire away.

12/01/2011 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was the old working people's Chicago. I dunno what you call this s__t today.

12/01/2011 12:27:00 AM





my kind of town......




Chalkie

12/01/2011 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, it also sucks when you have two kids in chicago catholic grammer schools and two kids in catholic high schools with one of those getting ready to go to U of I next year.. Yeah, it is pretty tough to get by making 80k a year. If you had a life and were married with kids you would understand... but when you get to save all your money because mom doesnt charge you rent for living in her basement you can afford anything... stroke!

11/30/2011 11:40:00 AM

Try a free public school. You might be surprised at the quality in your neighborhood school. Of course I assume you live on the north side. South side sucks.


no, I live in mt greenwood. Im not sending my kids to the ag school. Mt greenwood school is very good but had the kids in catholic schools before it started getting really good and dont want to pull them out. Catholic school tuition is a bitch!!!

12/01/2011 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, I live in mt greenwood. Im not sending my kids to the ag school. Mt greenwood school is very good but had the kids in catholic schools before it started getting really good and dont want to pull them out. Catholic school tuition is a bitch!!!

12/01/2011 04:46:00 PM

It is worth every dime. Trust me. Your kids will thank you for it later. When they get out in the world and see what's out there, they will realize the difference it made in their lives.

---not a cop

12/01/2011 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, I live in mt greenwood. Im not sending my kids to the ag school. Mt greenwood school is very good but had the kids in catholic schools before it started getting really good and dont want to pull them out. Catholic school tuition is a bitch!!!

12/01/2011 04:46:00 PM

It is worth every dime. Trust me. Your kids will thank you for it later. When they get out in the world and see what's out there, they will realize the difference it made in their lives.

You said it, sir. When my kids were young, I worked at least one of every two days off I had, and always worked at least one (and usually two) of my 3 day weekends to keep my kids (2) in private CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. And you know what? It was worth all the extra jobs, special employment, the projects, the buses, the tubes, whatever. My kids are both well adjusted, productive, well rounded adults, no drugs, nobody pregnant, and I always liked their friends. When I met their friends parents, they almost always wound up being sheriffs, POs, State's Attorneys, etc.
I wonder why that always happened. I just hope my kids marry men who are willing to work as hard to raise their kids as I did to raise mine.

12/02/2011 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I spent a fortune on St.Barnabas, Mother McAuley and St. Xavier and a few more colleges when she entered her eight year college program. While she has a good job now I don't recall any thank you's thus far. If I recall correctly, I remembered to thank my parents when they were dead.

12/03/2011 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Castro ruined Cuba. It used to be a good time. and he spawned a really ugly kid.

12/04/2011 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of TMA's, Im seeing them in nice brand new impalas with red and blues! Guess they even get better police equipment then the rest of us! Cmon, new cars? red/blues? Whatever happened to just the POLICE having red and blue? Or in Chicago blue and blue!

12/04/2011 09:26:00 PM  

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