Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hoff Extends Olive Branch

This is why we have to separate the behavior of one boorish CFD captain from the rest of our firefighter companions:
  • An Alsip man was charged with a felony after attacking a Chicago Fire Department paramedic as they rode to a South Side Hospital, police said.

    Mohamed Natour, 31, of the 4800 block of West 121st Place, was charged with one count of aggravated battery, a felony, said Chicago Police News Affairs [...].

    Mike Nolan, who is a nine-year department veteran, suffered head, facial and leg injuries injuries in the attack that occurred following a traffic accident at the intersection of 76th Street and Racine Avenue this morning, police and fire officials said.

  • Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff credited police for acting quickly to subdue Natour.

    ā€œI would like to personally thank the many Chicago Police officers who quickly came to the aid of Paramedic Nolan," said Hoff, in a statement. "Their rapid response stopped a further escalation of the incident which could have resulted in more injury to Nolan and hospital staff at Holy Cross.ā€

McCan'tKeepHisMouthShut was overheard saying "there are things you don't know about this incident" and "someone is getting indicted over this" and "This isn't f#$%ing New York City."

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41 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like he's angry?

11/22/2011 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read about this on Chicago Breaking News and as usual there was not a comment section to make posts. Man they sure like to control when people can post their opinions.

11/22/2011 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not & will not hold what one a$$wipe POS captain did to one of CPD member against the rest of them. But if I was there when it happened there would of been hell to pay.

I tell friends & neighbors of mine that work CFD that as far as I am concerned all is ok. Just like I wouldn't expect them to hold what some jerk cop might have done on his own.

11/22/2011 01:05:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

I used to read a lot about the tensions between the NYPD & FDNY. I'm not sure if things have changed, especially since 9/11, but how are the relations between the Chicago Police & FF's?

11/22/2011 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well soon Mike and take some well deserved time off. It's a shame you go to help these assholes and end up getting your ass kicked. The paramedics do a great job and are always there to help the police when needed. Thanks for what all of you do on a daily basis for people that take everything for granted. And special thanks to all the police who responded to this incident and saved a paramedic from further harm.

Retired CPD

11/22/2011 05:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He can by Firing the Ahole CFD Lt. If not pound sand

11/22/2011 07:10:00 AM  
Blogger RedWine/BlackPowder said...

I give Hoff credit, he's a class act. I'm still shocked he got the job....because he is a class act.

11/22/2011 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never had a beef with CFD. I have friends that are FF's. The actions of one ahole wont change my mind about CFD. If they are in trouble and need help....lights and sirens all the way!!!

11/22/2011 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can Bob Hoff be both the fire and police boss, he is a cool, sensible man, I wish I could work for him instead of Motor Mouth Mac.

11/22/2011 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think any of us are stupid enough to hold a grudge against CFD because of one clouted asshole captain. I hope they don't think that. Because from what I've heard and read on here, we are still brothers and sisters against the clusterfuck this city is undergoing.

11/22/2011 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok hoff...fire the asshole captain and ill stop sitting in front of ur firehouses in the district writing parkers and movers!

11/22/2011 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A CFD paramedic Is your lifeline, I owe my life to CFD paramedics, they literally brought me back from the dead. They are two of my best friends to this day.

My CFD friends are all worried about.what happened and our relationship........we have asshole coppers and they have assholes too.

11/22/2011 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think paramedics should be armed with a taser. At the least. Maybe even pepper spray. It's bullshit that they deal with garbage. Most citizens don't understand that paramedics in the ghetto usually don't deal with legitimate citizens. They deal with gangbangers, felons, folks in and out of jail, dope dealers, pimps, prostitutes, etc.... And these citizens are prone to attack the paramedic that is rendering aid to them just because that is their mentality. This past summer, a piece of shit was injured. He demanded that he be sent to West Suburban hospital. The paramedics went to OLR. Then when they arrived, all hell broke loose.

11/22/2011 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Comrades,
Farewell to the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Fire Department. Tiny dancer will combine both departments into Chicago Public Safety. We already share one headquarters and stations have been closed with more to follow. This is all based on his Socialist model which the current system does not support. Watch and see what is going to happen, all this negative propaganda is being done for a reason.

11/22/2011 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kateykakes said...
I used to read a lot about the tensions between the NYPD & FDNY. I'm not sure if things have changed, especially since 9/11, but how are the relations between the Chicago Police & FF's?

11/22/2011 01:37:00 AM

REALLY, REALLY GOOD... at least in my experience. Always had CFD take great care of me and my guys when we were banged up... we always take care of them when they need us as well. Basically, we both have similar jobs- we both make the best of what we have, and both have TERRIBLE supervision. Note that it was a CAPTAIN that was out of line, not a front line fireman.... City bosses in general (of course there are exceptions), but in general are overpromoted political hacks that would be digging ditches if not for a phone call to get on the job, much less supervise. CPD and CFD share that in common.

11/22/2011 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got no beef with CFD just that clouted up drunken asshole captain.

11/22/2011 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck his olive branch
Strokes the CPD with his BS, who gives a shit what Hoff thinks about the CPD
He wants to do something have him take some action against the captain Arent we waiting for him top turn himself in. Have Hoff give the captain and his lawyer a map to the closet detective area
What would he have said if CPD would not approve charges against this guy and said try to get his lawyer and the badguy to come to the station
Hoff is playing the CPD as fools, a little atta boy and a pat on the head replaces what he should be doing

11/22/2011 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoff is treating members of the CPD like little children by saying something nice about them. Does he really think that changes anything regarding his response to the fire captain and the marine officer incident
Why didnt he compliment the marine officer on his professionalism during the incident and his and the marine units response to the 2 people in the water

11/22/2011 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both the CPD and CFD have some members who are not nice people. The majority have respect for one another and certainly need each other to survive out here. Hoff made a good gesture. The CFD capaiin should get some help with his drinking and anger problems.

11/22/2011 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think maybe 6 months in County Jail would help this asshole offender understand that he shouldn't attack people who are trying to help him.

11/22/2011 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok hoff...fire the asshole captain and ill stop sitting in front of ur firehouses in the district writing parkers and movers!
11/22/2011 08:42:00 AM

You sir are a Asshole.

11/22/2011 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, as CPD 25 years, would never hold what one asshole clouted captain did against all of the brave men and women we work alongside every day. The only time I broke an offender's bone was when he attacked a black paramedic, calling him the 'N' word and started punching the paramedic. Kell lights--marvelous things back then.

11/22/2011 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Parish consists of members of both CFD and CPD,they are my coworkers, friends and neighbors. In over 20 yrs on the job my opinion has not changed due to the actions of one lone jagoff on either dept. WE NEED EACH OTHER, the "tension" is meant to divide and conquer us at contract time.

11/22/2011 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD and CFD have always worked together. We both have made the ultimate sacrifice for this city and no dancing politician who wears tights will ever understand us. We need to stand together against the Mayor and his minions. Their is no way these politicians can ever keep us from being brothers and sisters in arms. We all know about bad apples on both sides and it means nothing!! Especially with all the crooked city, state and federal hacks that have been indicted. We apologize to no one for our bad apples. You got it city hall. Yeah the Captain is a idiot and a drunk. We at CPD have had our share but that will not separate us. What we need to worry about is our contract. Both CPD and CFD. We will get a raise and give nothing back to this city. When Daley gives back everything he took from this city including all the money he spent on
trying to secure the Olympics, selling the meters and the skyway along with all the corruption. We will not take a pay cut or give up furlough days or a sick leave policy. Last time I checked CPD and CFD are the ones that have made the ultimate sacrifice for this city not some alderman.

I suggest CPD and CFD march together to two places in our full dress uniforms. No posters no loud speakers. Just pure silence. Once at City Hall in the middle of the street we line up in precision and we turn our backs on the Office of the Mayor and then march straight to Daley's House. Once there again we turn our back on Daley's House to remind him of what we think of him till this day. Imagine thousands of CPD and CFD officers in our dress blues with our white gloves marching together. Showing our honor, our professionalism but most of all reminding this city who keeps the predators at bay, who runs into burning buildings or who brings the dead to life. We pick one of the coldest days in January to show them that we are not scared of anything. Unions could easily organize this movement and every boss should walk side by side with the troops. Please publish this SCC. I am a CPD Sgt with 25 years on and have been shot on the job and I have seen first hand how the firemen and paramedics responded to me. Sometimes all it takes is our presence and our uniforms will command respect. Remember dress uniforms for both CPD and CFD and upon arrival we turn our back to both the new Mayor and the past. Everyone knows they both in bed with each other. We will make sure the media across the country hears our voices without making a sound.

11/22/2011 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be writing ALL CFD for Violations until the asshole CFD Captain is fired and charged...

11/22/2011 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work a beat car and have more in common with a working fireman than I do with a clout-heavy marine unit policeman. Didn't we have a guy swim the English Channel and get turned down by the marine unit?

11/22/2011 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

That idiot should just pack his bags and leave.......(geez I'm being so restrain here cause my shrink says I should).... what a ass

11/22/2011 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck his olive branch
Strokes the CPD with his BS, who gives a shit what Hoff thinks about the CPD
He wants to do something have him take some action against the captain Arent we waiting for him top turn himself in. Have Hoff give the captain and his lawyer a map to the closet detective area
What would he have said if CPD would not approve charges against this guy and said try to get his lawyer and the badguy to come to the station
Hoff is playing the CPD as fools, a little atta boy and a pat on the head replaces what he should be doing

11/22/2011 03:10:00 PM

Very well said! These bosses and politicians are experts in persuading people. If Supt. Hoff is for real, then start the disciplinary procedures against the captain who injured an on duty police officer. Otherwise it's all smoke and mirrors.

11/22/2011 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A warning to all coppers.....

The credit union portrays itself as yoir friend, a comrade for you when times get tough, they showed up at the academy and gave you money for your blues.....

Well the credit union has changed....

They like to act like a bank, but when they get treated like one, they scream that they are "protecting their members".....

While protecting their members, they have gone from suing 6 members in 2000 to 23 members in 2005 rising to 53 members sued so far in 2011.....

Some of these suits are for piddly amounts.....

Now they like making mortgages.....

But when the coppers go belly up, and try to do a short sale, they refuse to cooperate, even though thare was insurance avaiable to protect themselves from the possobility of a short sale....

In 2005 they sued 3 coppers for foreclisure, in 2011 already 12 of these suits have been filed.....

They are not your friends.....

Maybe the bosses wii stop alllowing them to address roll calls.....

11/23/2011 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think maybe 6 months in County Jail would help this asshole offender understand that he shouldn't attack people who are trying to help him.

11/22/2011 04:24:00 PM


6 months? You either are a civilian or definitely not the working police for making a stupid comment like that?

11/23/2011 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 2005 they sued 3 coppers for foreclisure, in 2011 already 12 of these suits have been filed.....

They are not your friends.....

Maybe the bosses wii stop alllowing them to address roll calls.....

11/23/2011 12:03:00 AM


Here's an idea. PAY YOUR BILLS.

11/23/2011 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Get Real said...

The credit union portrays itself as yoir friend, a comrade for you when times get tough, they showed up at the academy and gave you money for your blues.....

Well the credit union has changed....

They are not your friends.....

--------

I work 3 jobs pal.

I PAY my fuckin' bills.

Maybe if you stayed out of the
gin mill and did not PISS your money away on new cars and other bullshit you would not lose your house.

You have no excuse to lose your house on what we make.

11/23/2011 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will make sure the media across the country hears our voices without making a sound.

11/22/2011 05:59:00 PM




great idea.


one problem, though.



and we all know what that one problem is.

11/23/2011 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
My Parish consists of members of both CFD and CPD,they are my coworkers, friends and neighbors. In over 20 yrs on the job my opinion has not changed due to the actions of one lone jagoff on either dept. WE NEED EACH OTHER, the "tension" is meant to divide and conquer us at contract time.

11/22/2011 05:24:00 PM

In my parish, firemen care for themselves, and are only concern with the side jobs and money. There is a cultural difference between the two occupations despite what you say. Someone who works 90 days a year and watches TV on lazyboy chairs has a hard time understanding someone who works 8 hours a day. I would always help and extend courtesies to CFD but friendship is different. Two completely different cultures. BTW, if a police officer struck a CFD member, then immediate suspension and possible criminal charges. Different standards.

11/23/2011 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster regarding the CPFCU -stop your damn whining and pay your bills you bust out! Why should the CPFCU, and its members, pay for you or anyone else to live free and high off the hog. What makes you believe you should have that entitlement. Could it be that you have been receiving entitlements, instead of working for and earning what you have, since before you were weaned from your Mommie? As P.O.'s we make a pretty good buck. Not great but you should be able to pay your mortgage; and even your babies mommas. Just asking.
Sent by a homeowner who pays his bills!

11/23/2011 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you ever think that they went from 3 foreclosures in 2005 to 12 in 2011 because the ecomony is getting worse and there are alot more foreclosures in 2011
Maybe thats also the reason they are suing more people. As far as suing for a "piddly" amount if it is so small they pay it off and avoid being sued.
My feeling is that they are solvent because they dont give out alot of high risk loans and take legal action on unpaid debts. They are protecting the members and by avoiding losing money they can give out lower cost loans and higher interest rates on CD's

11/23/2011 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Didn't we have a guy swim the English Channel and get turned down by the marine unit?

11/22/2011 08:48:00 PM"

He's been on the unit nearly 10 years & just finished swimming the straits of Gibraltar. Come out of Mommys basement once& awhile Goof.

11/23/2011 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I give Hoff credit, he's a class act. I'm still shocked he got the job....because he is a class act.

11/22/2011 07:14:00 AM"

Of course being distantly related to him had nothing to do w/it?
Nice try, Tom.

11/23/2011 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be writing ALL CFD for Violations until the asshole CFD Captain is fired and charged...

11/22/2011 06:30:00 PM

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oooohhhh I hope I don't cross your path while driving my car with FF plate.

You are a JACKASS!

11/24/2011 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CFD moved into the Police Headquarters last week,they are apparently not happy with this move, they have been approached while they were looking around and asked if they needed help, and according to my female officer friend who asked this of them was stared down, and bluntly told NO, she turned and walked away, another Chief was heard proclaiming that this move was the end to early ducts and free days. Oh well, there you have it, if you don't want to believe this, jsut take a walk thru the building and you will never see so manay sour pussed people in your life.

11/24/2011 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the process behinds the scenes that gets the public anxious. When you hear about reasonably high ranking people trying to "cover" stuff like this up, it really damages public perception.

11/29/2011 10:44:00 AM  

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