Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Training" Shortfall

  • More than 6,500 Chicago police officers have been trained in anticipation of the thousands of demonstrators, some of whom are expected to incite violence, that are expected in Chicago in May for the NATO/G8 summits.

    But just how well Chicago police officers are being trained is a question being raised by some.

    The great majority of officers have undergone an eight hour training session, which according to those who participated, consisted of watching a film for half the time and baton practice for the remainder.

    Officers said they are given a small 13-page pocket pamphlet with stick figures that outline various formations. It’s called Chicago Police Crowd Control Formations.

They ran out of pamphlets when we went, so we never even saw them.

Good for the FOP preparing the ground over which the next battle may be fought - the blame game if this turns into the disaster it has in every other city it was held. We fully expect that the supposed 12 hour days are going to turn into 14 hour ones in short order.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in one of the first classes and got a snazzy pamphlet with stick figures made by the FEDS. The one in the video was obviously a copy printed out by the CPD secretaries.

1/19/2012 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gonna need FEMA to come in and turn Grant Park into a death camp and somehow present it as Taste of Chicago or some other fest so as not to scare off the touristoes

1/19/2012 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The training is a joke. Also they are not calling our one day training. They are informing us on the batons and if we were on the front lines we would get proper training. Aka if you get sued the city can fall back on we didn't train you we informed you of whats going on.
So once again where is all the federal money going because it's not going to our "training"?

Thank you Rahm for making this city even a bigger joke

Also consirened citizens of Chicago please arm yourself so when all the officers in Chicago are on bs in the ghetto and downtown you can protect yourselves

1/19/2012 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first thing you learn entering the military....NEVER VOLUNTEER FOR ANYTHING!!!

1/19/2012 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Occupy held a protest yesterday in DC celebrating their three month anniverisry that attracted several thousand people depending on who's numbers you beleive.

There were a handful of arrest but only one major event hit the MSM newswires as far as I know and that was a smoke bomb someone threw on the White House lawn

We all know that these will not be the only protestors in Chicago for the summits and I cannot imagine with the state of the economy the way it is that any fine or permit violation is going to stop them.

We're talking people survival mode from a failed capitalistic system

1/19/2012 12:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTENTION MEDIA!!!!!!!

Ask the Mayor and the Department what the current homicide stats are for the City?

Seems like this warm weather is hurting the stats

Yeah... it's only a few days into the year, but since the City and the Supe LOVE statistical reports, ASK WHAT THE CURRENT INCREASE IN HOMICIDES ARE FOR THE YEAR

1/19/2012 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's nothing, the training we sgts are getting to be station supervisors(watch commander) is laughable....

1/19/2012 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's OUTRAGEOUS that stick figures were used when our old reliable Chalkie has been right here, able, willing and waiting to be called up to assist with an important training exercise such as this. Outrageous.

1/19/2012 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey don't worry we are trying to keep up with training officers by making sure the bottom of their pants dont have snow during the winter and they are in compliance with a bump card for not shaving....hopefully our good looks and our adorable appearances will scare of the "Anarchist" group during the protest!!!

1/19/2012 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Next up: lack of protective clothing and helmets*.

* A tip and clue to the media smegma monitoring SCC: ask around about just how much of this 8 hour farce the CPD calls G8 training was dedicated to the proper fitting and use of gas masks. I'll do you a solid and save you the time and effort...

ANSWER: NONE.

REASON: THE OFFICERS COMPRISING THE MAJORITY OF THOSE THAT WILL BE DEPLOYED TO THE FRONT LINES (AKA TIER 1) DON'T HAVE GAS MASKS. Some Tier 3 folks do, but not all have complete protection.

Whether it's 8 hours for the "Tier 1" or 24 hours for the "Tier 3" sacrificial CPD lambs, as a whole we are woefully under
trained and equipped. Don't forget to take into consideration that this 8 hour crash course is actually closer to 5 hours after bathroom breaks, lunch break and the time cut off the front waiting for the same few assholes that can never show up on time for in-service training.

Great job, Shields and Company. Don't let up, though. Keep hammering these fuckers with anything and everything you've got. I've got a few suggestions myself, which will be emailed at a later time, lest the department trolls intercept them while they peruse this site on their daily recognizance missions.

While we can't strike or organize/participate in any type of 'work action' (read: Blue Flu), we CAN expose the truth about the pathetic state of affairs. FOP can, and should, make it a routine to provide the media with information like this. It'd be interesting to see how long it'd take before the media gave up altogether.

1/19/2012 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I know how Custer's men felt..

1/19/2012 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is just the beginning of the argument to be made against the pathetically inept leadership that has been running this G8 show. Two of the worst political hack, know nothings have been assigned to take charge of something WELL beyond their ability and experience.

The ideas coming out of their mouths seems laughable. It amazes everyone with any experience, let alone military experience, how people in leadership positions could be so utterly clueless in planning for such an event. I honestly believe that grammar school children could do a better job of thinking some of these things through.

Now where is that $56 million dollars that the federal government gave to pay for overtime, training and equipment? Why is it that just over three months from this event, there is still no word on equipping and training officers for things they see are already happening at other Occupy movements across the nation?

1/19/2012 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Well now!
So the hasty revision means they're not only lying to Policemen (big fucking no-no) but making up this feverish mating dance in fuckery as they go along?

Stomping the fuck out of the enema bag will do no good... This department & city are clogged solid with shit to a stand-still...

CPD exempt echelon & city hall...

You can see, hear and smell their desperation as it pertains to their presiding over the ongoing, explosively kinetic spontaneous self disassembly of CPD as a premier law enforcement & public safety entity.

As one of our elder subject matter experts opined... "It's been THEIR ugly baby for a while now. No matter how they deny paternity and call on the misguided/misdirected public to beat on you guys pushing the blue & whites. You guys are blameless and THAT drives the the egotistical s.o.b's in charge absolutely ape-shit."

Heh...

Will there be shoes on the wrong feet soundlessly running on air as the chair clumsily falls over?

Will howls and shreiks resonate in the halls of 3510 & 111?

Muffled single gunshots and the crunch of bitter capsules between gritted teeth as "golden" careers come to sudden and inglorious ends as madness plays out on the streets?

Hasty resignations coupled with dark municipal sedans careening out of parking lots only to be found months and years later in woods, fields and at the bottom of stone quarries with sightlessly staring though grinning occupants behind the wheels?

Feverish, sweaty couplings in assorted janitor closets and Forest Preserve shit shacks before pacts are consumated?

The plain old Beat Car Pilot chuckles under his breath and mutters "Viva Hate" as he rolls from call to call...

1/19/2012 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

training?????

1/19/2012 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Andy Rooney's Ghost said...

Did you ever feel like George Armstrong Custer en route to Little Big Horn?

1/19/2012 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are denying furloughs for that segment, cancelling day offs, making us work 12 hrs shifts, throw in 1-3hrs travel time to and from, not to mention any late arrests, pending arrests processing, unanticipated bullshit, etc. and what if I have court on the weekdays while I'm not in the front lines. hmmm, do I ever sleep. Am I ever able to see my kids and wife? Run erronds, fix shit around the house, pay bills, etc? Sleep is going to be a big one or should I say the lack thereof. Don't you think the officers on the front lines should be well rested since we're going to be in the thick of shit and on our feet on the concrete, day in and day out. Obviously, the department doesn't care about our health, let alone our safety.

1/19/2012 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WARNING NSFW - Language

This could be our next viral video for the great Sanctuary City. You just never know?

(VIDEO) Typical day on the cta

Mayor Rahm's CTA --

A female rider was so disgusted she screams, "Pull over! Get the police and have this man locked up!"

No police. No CTA Driver intervention, nothing... and the passengers were forced to offer the man twenty dollar to just get off the bus.

The man did finally step off the bus and passenger are yelling go. go, just drive off as they sit there.

A real classic. CTA and Chicago should use this to advertise for tourist. Except they don't have to when it goes viral on YOUTUBE.

Boy we're saving money now eh?

1/19/2012 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are the replacement shields coming in as promised? When are the new gas masks coming in as promised? When and where do I get my eye glass inserts? Why am I hearing that I have to pay for them? What about the insert for the helmet to stop the pee and poop or bleach from running down off my helmet into my eyes blinding me after jagoffs through this shit at me? Do we all get a shield? Are they supplying the front line officers with relief every other hour? How about water, gatorade, sandwiches? Porta Johns? Extra Mace? Extra Ammo? Flex Cuffs? Emergency first aid kits? I say call in the National Gaurd and put them througout the city in groups of 25 troops. Let the people know if shit goes postal, the military will do what needs to be done to restore order.

1/19/2012 02:52:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

they should have handed out ski masks and a generic uniform which has no identifiers--- do you really think that anyone is going to put their hands on people with the cameras rolling--- fuck that, kiss my ass--- you do your job and you will be down at ipra or iad or the federal building fighting to save your job and stay out of jail--- the city will say they trained you and never told you to act that way and throw you under the bus--- rahmbo and mcarthy and obama can throw the first punches, then maybe we get involved....

1/19/2012 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

22 yrs. on,I'm in Patrol and believe me when I say, I'm so sick of it all..I really am...and no one really cares.

1/19/2012 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please if we just all stick together and put our faith in Deb Kirby's leadership, All will be good.

1/19/2012 04:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lori Healy, Debra Kirby and Felica Davis are in-charge, just ask them.

I doubt that anyone of the three ever told an individual "you are under arrest" and then had to fight with them to detain them.

We are doomed!!

1/19/2012 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are denying furloughs for that segment, cancelling day offs, making us work 12 hrs shifts, throw in 1-3hrs travel time to and from, not to mention any late arrests, pending arrests processing, unanticipated bullshit, etc. and what if I have court on the weekdays while I'm not in the front lines. hmmm, do I ever sleep. Am I ever able to see my kids and wife? Run erronds, fix shit around the house, pay bills, etc? Sleep is going to be a big one or should I say the lack thereof. Don't you think the officers on the front lines should be well rested since we're going to be in the thick of shit and on our feet on the concrete, day in and day out. Obviously, the department doesn't care about our health, let alone our safety.

1/19/2012 02:35:00 AM

Oh for God's sake! STFU you big pussy! It's 5 days--seriously you're worried about not getting errands done? I hate the idea of the GF*cking shit being here, but whining like yours makes us all look like 8 year-old girls, or worse, spoiled 20-somethings! Poor baby on your feet all day! Man up for God's sake!

1/19/2012 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The training is designed to absolve the city of liability for your actions. Emanuel fully intends to use this as a crisis to indict police officers.

Let McStupor throw the first puch at the clout heavy punks from Winnetka who will be throwing feces.

1/19/2012 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

22 yrs. on,I'm in Patrol and believe me when I say, I'm so sick of it all..I really am...and no one really cares.

1/19/2012 03:04:00 AM

Then get out--there is still time for another career!

1/19/2012 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Sgt. Saunders said...

Be careful out there boys. While the city will not admit that there are going to be problems, the managment at my wifes building which is on Michigan Ave. downtown,is telling it's employees to be prepared to have to stay inside that building all week. They feel that there is a REAL possibility of being unable to get out. As a result they are stocking up on food, water etc.

1/19/2012 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the protestors seem hell-bent on engaging the police, just don't send any! What will they do? Just walk around in circles. Let them take over the city for 5 days, who cares? Let the businesses in the area close--they can take up the loss of revenue with the city.

These f*ckers can't wait to provoke the police--they want to attack US, not regular citizens. Let them run wild, who cares!

1/19/2012 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A real classic. CTA and Chicago should use this to advertise for tourist. Except they don't have to when it goes viral on YOUTUBE.


Ya, and if the police showed up you think this animal would have gone quietly? So instead of the video of this asshole basically holding the bus and passengers hostage until they gave him money to get off, you would have some police officers struggling to get this guy under control and off the bus.

Which video do you think the media would go with?

1/19/2012 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eight hour training was good and clear it does not take a rocketScientist to understand what do u want 9 years of training . I tell you ,can we say idiot, weren't you paying attention little slow huh .

1/19/2012 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the "training" is a joke, and it would be funny, if it weren't so sad...take a look at some of the protestors' websites, to see what they're about....Chicago is going to be in trouble

1/19/2012 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grow up people. What training do you need? those of us that have been in riots can tell you , there is no training that can prepare you for the shit you will see. Remember you took this job and the thought of a major riot never entered you brain?
You are right that food ,water and sleep may be an issue . You no those cargo pants you wanted so bad , fill them up with some protein bars and a bottle or two of water. You can also bring along some caffeine tablets. Lighten up that duty belt( remove extra cuffs, asp flashlight case and any other thing you won't need) . You are your best survival tool .
Those that will be manning the districts . You can expect gang violence to escalate and should prepare yourself for looting and the possibility of riots in some areas. I would advise extra ammo , flex cuffs and stock your vehicle with food and water. There will be NO troops coming to help district patrol as down town will be the main concern of the department.
Most of you sound like a bunch of pussies. The protestesters are reading this blog and are laughing their heads off because they are professional and know how to run a riot. This is our Normandy and no training could prepare the troops for that landing . This is our D -day and remember will our professionals too. I plan to kick a little ass . Remember " you were in fear of your life" to justify you actions. Swing that stick at knees and elbows. Never swing stick in a over handed way. Boys and girls you were trained and when the shit hits the fan you will do just fine . Those ghetto years weRe trainning .

1/19/2012 06:24:00 AM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

OEMC Traffic aides get 32 hours of training....and it isn't enough.


8 hours of training to handle a 'potential' riot situation for a week or 2?


Laughable.

1/19/2012 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are the replacement shields coming in as promised? When are the new gas masks coming in as promised? When and where do I get my eye glass inserts? Why am I hearing that I have to pay for them? What about the insert for the helmet to stop the pee and poop or bleach from running down off my helmet into my eyes blinding me after jagoffs through this shit at me? Do we all get a shield? Are they supplying the front line officers with relief every other hour? How about water, gatorade, sandwiches? Porta Johns? Extra Mace? Extra Ammo? Flex Cuffs? Emergency first aid kits? I say call in the National Gaurd and put them througout the city in groups of 25 troops. Let the people know if shit goes postal, the military will do what needs to be done to restore order.

1/19/2012 02:52:00 AM

Just keep reposting this until we get answers. Good luck if your on the front lines. There are going to be so many problems all over this city and hardly anyone has the proper gear. If I need to put my old helmet on and I get urine or bleach in my eye, I'm gonna have a nice lawsuit for this city for not properly providing me protection knowing full well that that is going to happen. Why don't we even have shields to protect us from bricks and bottles?

1/19/2012 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1/19/2012 03:04:00 AM

Nothing stopping you from getting your own. I got a nice lightweight balaclava that covers the face and you can be damn sure I'm gonna wear it.

It sounds like none of the 55 MILLION DOLLARS the city is getting goes toward proper equipment for the front-line officers, so think about investing in some riot gloves, neck and groin protection.

Yeah, I get it, this should all be supplied, but it won't be. It's your life, health, and body, I'm taking care of mine.

1/19/2012 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're talking people survival mode from a failed capitalistic system

1/19/2012 12:29:00 AM
***********
And just when did the capitalist system fail? You dimwits enjoy the highest standard of livein in history. You don't even have to work to live in the luxury of middle class life 2 gemerations ago. We have the fattest poor people in history, they all have flat screen tv's, 2 cars, subsidized rent, food stamps, microwaves, stereos, cell phones (hell, many people didn't even have a landline when I was a kid and now everyone has a cell phone?), good heat in winter, ac in summer. Don't tell me about failed capitalism and poor people, there are no such things. You don't even have to have a job to live well.

1/19/2012 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gary Schenkel Washington insider not a cop not from Chicago Didn't we have this guy before?

1/19/2012 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put Mikey Mhealer in Charge he has a Masters degree in Terrrorism

1/19/2012 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the gym staff at the academy has been there some for ob=ver 10 years

1/19/2012 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in 1-3hrs travel time to and from, not to mention any late arrests, pending arrests processing, unanticipated bullshit, etc. and what if I have court on the weekdays while I'm not in the front lines. hmmm, do I ever sleep. Am I ever able to see my kids and wife? Run erronds, fix shit around the house, pay bills, etc? Sleep is going to be a big one or should I say the lack thereof. Don't you think the officers on the front lines should
$$$ YOU HAE NO CLOUT
MOUNTED INTEL ETC ALL ON OT BABEY

1/19/2012 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of training shortfalls, how about the 1 day DSS training that the Sgts have to go through to become watch commanders. The class is taught by LT BL who hasn't been outside the building in years. He has no clue about TRR's, medical checks, or even how to navigate the arrest que. His standard answer to all of the questions was "look up the order".

1/19/2012 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's nothing, the training we sgts are getting to be station supervisors(watch commander) is laughable....

1/19/2012 12:40:00 AM

I was particulary impressed by the last class of the day. Guy comes in says that he is not a Lt. and that we probably know more than he does, that he won't be telling us anything that we don't know and that we know how to read the General orders. Awesome training..

1/19/2012 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They revised the MFF order and extended the deadline until 31jan12. The first of several extensions I would bet since nobody is signing up. Maybe if they would sweeten the pot on some of these changes they may be easier to swallow.

1/19/2012 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to admit though that most of us, not all but most, when told to go to training the first concern is what time will we be getting out of there.

1/19/2012 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the utmost confidence in the G-8 and NATO strategies and outstanding leadership of Debra Kirby and her aide Karyn Murphy, two riot-scarred veterans at the top of their game.

1/19/2012 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
Has anyone seen Tactical Barbie at the Tactical Expo in Vegas? She is apparently working the show with her WTA scam selling shirts and other "Sniper" Girl gear. She dresses like one of the girls at the mustang ranch. She's an embarrassment to herself and All females on this job. Speaking of that, she isn't even the police anymore. She took a leave of absence to work with Ray Ray as his secretary. Shes a FRAUD looking to land an acting gig.

1/19/2012 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a buddy of mine in Tampa which is hosting the RNC this year in August. They have been training for the last 18 months with the entire Department having gone through the trainig twice.He called me wanting to know what we are doind or have in place fpor the G8, I just laughed. They're training for 18 month for the RNC not even the DNC and we get 8 hours for NATO/G8. We are so screwed and the media is picking up on it. Channel 9 the other night said that there may be up to 10,000 protesters, they need to a zero to that amount.

1/19/2012 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Compleated training last wednesday was told NO ASP's batons and you need to get a wooden baton at your own cost people. What about people who were NEVER trained with the wooden batons just the ASP's. Also told people with gas masks are being told you will be deployed first along with tact and gang teams as needed on front line, training or not we need bodies, thanks Kirby for saying we don't need the help just watch the videos on you tube not so much G-8 as the NATO riots are more violent and destructive weeks before the actual meeting!

1/19/2012 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to be lots of law suits for Louvey and Louvey. Just remember punitive damages are paid by the Officer and NOT the city.

1/19/2012 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In these dark times, we need TWO demigods to rise from the ashes and lead our tattered, ragtag band of vagabonds... SEISER and ULTIMATE TACTICAL WARRIOR.... R I S E....

1/19/2012 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Training? Most of the training here is a joke. Didn't our SWAT team finish in 29th place in a national contest? (Out of 30)

1/19/2012 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come shields isn't talking about the fact that were all going into one of the worst riot situations with motorcycle helmets on....not riot helmets. Get the news out fop put pressure on the city to get us riot helmets not motorcyle helmets......they say IDOT right on the helmet

1/19/2012 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bunch of crybabies. Just do your job and quit the whining. For Gods sake. Do you think you're working a movie? There will be no catered lunches and union designated personals, etc. Just do the job you're getting paid to do.

Retired just in the nick of time. Stay safe.

1/19/2012 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been to the 3 day training and the "mass arrest order" was being revised and would be ready when we came back for our 1 day training. I was back for our 1 day course and "mass arrest" order still not done and handed out to the troops. JOKE!!!!

1/19/2012 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous CTA said...

WARNING NSFW - Language

This could be our next viral video for the great Sanctuary City. You just never know?

(VIDEO) Typical day on the cta

Mayor Rahm's CTA --

----

Don't worry.

They have 40 recruits in the academy that will clean up the CTA.

1/19/2012 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been waiting for my eye glass gas mask inserts for 8 months now. When can I except them in? lol

1/19/2012 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The number one thing I heard at this training during 2nd watch was, "if they try to send me, I'm going on the medical."

1/19/2012 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Recently read an article that said Starbuck's readily-available little glass bottles are perfect vessels for Molotov cocktails.

1/19/2012 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new stars are sitting at headquarters and were suppossed to be given out last January. This Dept. is so screwed up that Andy Frain could do a better job!

1/19/2012 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Dave in AP said...

I especially like when the entire line tosses the spinning batons in the air and catches them in unison as they come down.

The relatively safe areas of the city (like mine) are going to be in trouble when the entire CPD is policing the protests etc. The usual hellholes are going to friggin' explode.

1/19/2012 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Training necessity.

All POs expecting to be sent to scenes of summit demonstrations need to be trained on how to properly fill out an IOD report.

Trained also from past court records involving pos who sucessfully sued the city of chicago.

1/19/2012 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Garry McCarthy said...

they should have handed out ski masks and a generic uniform which has no identifiers

I suggest we All get name tags that say McCarthy on them

1/19/2012 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Retired Guy Here:
My heart bleeds for you all. I don't pretend to know the answer, but may I give you some words, that I pray will help you ? When the time comes to "Mount Up", try to have a real good level headed partner. Better yet, try to surround yourself, with a group of good people. Don't do anything that is not necessary. Protect each other, and the heck with the rest. Guide your every move, as it will be photographed. Above all keep your cool, and common sense.
As Feeble As This May Sound, Please Know My Heart Is With You All.

1/19/2012 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a recipe for disaster. In comparison, ILEAS troops are equipped with the turtle gear, helmet, shield, new gas mask, camel back, 3 sets of uniforms, cold and heat undies, baclavas, a new truck and other equipment. They are sent to the Center of Domestic Preparedness for 3 days of training. And its all paid for, including ot fill in. And CPD does not want their help. Watch it burn!

1/19/2012 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/
activists-protestors-chicago-g8-nato-summit-plan-20110829


http://www.facebook.com/ResistG8NATO

1/19/2012 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best case scenario, is a complete disaster. The worst case scenario, which could include Jihadists, and out of control violence in the ghetto, is 10-14 days of the worst violence this country has ever seen. The only thing that could save us is the even more idiotic idea for London to host the Summer Olympics.

1/19/2012 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone notice we are being cpr trained via elearning? NICE

1/19/2012 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that this little pamphlet is gonna save our lives and hopefully the wedge formation will block all the shit and urine thrown at us and not to mention hopefully these animals don't bring in the coctails, how are we going to handle the lack of manpower and resources for the rest of the city. U know once down town is up for grabs what do u think the hoods gonna do....I can tell u one thing theyre are not gonna look at the news and say!!!!!! mann them poor poleeses getten fuck up out there maybe we need to chillz out..put yo guns away and stop violence or hey hector no shoot this week we gots to help poleese out they getten fuck up in down town homes!!!

1/19/2012 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous mikey c said...

One of the main problems with CPD is the bosses think they are smarter than us. We aren't " back in the day" when you were made a boss because of who you know and nobody notices or says shit ,even though it still happens, people notice now. The majority of patrol is better educated than the brass, have more tactical and military experience, and actually worked, unlike the bosses when they wore a blue shirt.

1/19/2012 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are the CHALKIE 2012 G-8 T Shirts ?

1/19/2012 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy Shaw on Fox what a fuckin joke. He found another job with the better Government watch dog group and boy he drinks cool-aid. He said we should be fine with G8 wow out of touch u babbling idiot. Brothers let this city burn save your house's and keep your families safe fuck this lying mayor. Good luck Retired P.O.

1/19/2012 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're talking people survival mode from a failed capitalistic system

What has failed you? A failed capitalistic system that has made some, who you rail against, wealthy.

This capitalistic system has generated some of the greatest entrepreneurial minds in history. What do you have a problem with? If you don't want to work for some greedy corporation them go out and create or invent something.

No. You would rather skate and snowboard, live in your parent's home past 30, get high on a daily basis and ask the government and those that contribute to society to take care of you so you can hang out in cyber cafes and go to poetry rants.

Go do something. Start with a bath.

1/19/2012 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cfd is getting training and they all have gas masks,wtf!

1/19/2012 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can blame the press for bringing unwanted attention to the possiblity of diaster. This will bring anarchists from around the world. Some estimates are as much as 40,000. They are already saying that the law does not respect them so they have no intention of respecting the law.

1/19/2012 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say deputize thousands of chicago gang members. Give them batons and tell them to control the crowds. That would be fun. You can ask our alderman for recommendations on which gang they like.

1/19/2012 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

22 yrs. on,I'm in Patrol and believe me when I say, I'm so sick of it all..I really am...and no one really cares.

1/19/2012 03:04:00 AM
This is a natural reaction to 22 years of stress and dealing with the public and criminals. Nothing to be ashamed of. What is a shame is the total lack of caring by the department about you and your welfare and morale. It has been like this since I came on in '68 and has never changed. What has gotton worse is the leadership, the total disaster that Daley put on the police department with the merit promotees who really think they deserve everything.

1/19/2012 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

station supervisor training was not "laughable" it was awful and useless---noone in the room needed to be shown how/where to "click" on automated arrest or etrack-but they spent lots of time showing us--and gee who knew the directives were on line (besides everyone in the room- will that really absolve city of liability- they told us to look shit up)..noone needed to be scolded by house mouse academy sergeants who never did a roll call...or be read the top of the extraordinary occurrence in lockup form (which the house mice admitted they had never seen--much less filled out- which most attendees had)...the city should "balance" the current lts- put two on every watch in every district in the city and pay them accordingly (per contract) if they "travel"....make more lts if needed-since they won't put out special ones in bs spots/units

1/19/2012 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talked to a Captian at the cigar shop, he said days and midnights on 12 hours the poor people on afternoons are the teir 1 defense,with or without the proper gear, glad I'am retired.

1/19/2012 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to add to this. The dept has dumped Lt. Dave Blanco from the traffic section. He is In charge of the committee for all the motorcades and dignitary escorts. They are replacing him with someone that has NO knowledge of how escorts and dignitary protection works. Lt Blanco has been working his ass off getting routes etc in order. Every week he has been meeting with the Feds on how to handle the NATO and g8. Now the dept says fuck you and decides to change hands in the middle of the game. On top of that they wanted him to do the NATO AND G8 preparations on his OWN time! He was denied all his OT. When he complained to king George. He was told don't worry we will get someone that will do it on there own time. Now lt blanco will be on midnights in 001 effective next period.

1/19/2012 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to actually care about this job. Thing are so messed up now that I could care less how many homicides there are or how many burglaries occurred an beat so-and-so. Contact cards are down? SO WHAT!! Arrests numbers are lower? WHO CARES!! This administration (and the last) have finally broke me after 21 years. I only care about backing each other up and nobody getting hurt. Other than that I can't even put on a brave face anymore and try to sell the BS this department is pitching.

1/19/2012 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also.. In other G8 riots, all the police, city&suburban had training together. Not just the brass, but the POs on the street.
The suburbas are going to look at our one day traing tactice like a joke.
In addition, there has been no training for other agencies, such as the Aviation Police who will be tasked with guarding the aircraft and crews. Not has anything been done for the GSA securiity and how about METRA??

One wonders where is the federal money for traing and equipment. If you remember when they announced this, they said it was funded by the feds. Did Obama lie to Rham?

1/19/2012 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You better make note of which "boss" orders you to attack. Incorporate his name, ranks, star number and unit of assignment in ALL reports.

1/19/2012 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "baton" training consisted of holding the baton at port arms. I went to the 3 day "tier 1" training and there was zero offensive training. Not a single time in 3 days did we swing the white foam batons. They don't want us doing anything but stand there and take it.

1/19/2012 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are denying furloughs for that segment, cancelling day offs, making us work 12 hrs shifts, throw in 1-3hrs travel time to and from, not to mention any late arrests, pending arrests processing, unanticipated bullshit, etc. and what if I have court on the weekdays while I'm not in the front lines. hmmm, do I ever sleep. Am I ever able to see my kids and wife? Run erronds, fix shit around the house, pay bills, etc? Sleep is going to be a big one or should I say the lack thereof. Don't you think the officers on the front lines should be well rested since we're going to be in the thick of shit and on our feet on the concrete, day in and day out. Obviously, the department doesn't care about our health, let alone our safety.

1/19/2012 02:35:00 AM

If you are the police shut up and stop being a pussy. God forbid I have to work along side of you when some shit hits the fan.

1/19/2012 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous WHITE AND RIGHT said...

I say keep all the po's patroling the city neighborhoods and bring in The National Guard to KICK ASS. Then let the protesters sue the federal government. AMEN.

1/19/2012 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is serious stuff. The mayor and chief are pulling out all of the stops but their also calling in their markers. When the summit begins the ranks will be supplemented by 'HOMIE' the clown who will show up riding the 'KANGAROO'. And if your too young to remember who they are, then you're just a puppy.

1/19/2012 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

howie and the Academy are a joke. We are Not prepared!! Heads need to Roll. Pos will be hurt. Not the command Staff. Where's the mock riot like with the TABD? no CPD /Military leading this training effort. Hacks Clouted Hacks that need to take the resposibilty for this fiasco
-Semper Fi

1/19/2012 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's nothing, the training we sgts are getting to be station supervisors(watch commander) is laughable....

1/19/2012 12:40:00 AM

I agree,it was a joke...."laughable" is being nice. It was disgraceful. Don't even get me started on the Academy and it's "training".

1/19/2012 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

- do you really think that anyone is going to put their hands on people with the cameras rolling--
1/19/2012 03:04:00 AM

You'd think that most of us would have learned by now to conduct yourself as though you are always being filmed. Sadly, that is not the case.

1/19/2012 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Find some retired or older guys still on and ask for advice. They will give it and it will be the best you get. They have been through it so listen. Go home safe, dont let them be able to identify you in anyway, and God Bless.

1/19/2012 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just rent a copy of Zulu from netflix. Just substitute the honorable Zulu warriors with bunch of privileged little dweebs who cover their face like the cowards. I feel like we are the British in that movie. The city thinks 2000 occupy dorks will show up. They have no idea what to do if the occupy movement supplies 25k sheep for the 7k hard core anarchists to use for cannon fodder. The hardest thing for us will be not go into the crowd (not a good idea) after some little liberal coward who throws shit at us. This is going to be Rahm’s Waterloo (The defeat at Waterloo put an end to Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French).

TRP

1/19/2012 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*****URGENT CITIZEN MEDIA ATTENTION

http://chicago.legistar.com/People.aspx

Above is the listings for all the aldermen with their phone numbers and email addresses. The mayors office phone number is 312-744-3300! Time to call and call and tell them your disapproval for this summit bullshit! You pay the bills! You pay the high taxes! You vote! Are you going to let Chicago be destroyed? Tell them to tell rahbo we like our city and don't want the g-8/nato nonsense here! Don't be afraid to speak up! Your city,your money "JUST DO IT"!

1/19/2012 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will all be teir 1 personnel at some point. These will be a minimum of a 15 hour days for those downtown. Officers will get injured and will need to be replaced. Companies will need relief. 1st and 2nd watch will be called up as well when the shit hits the fan.

Bulls riots, Obama night and Occupy will be child's play compared to this when it turns ugly. These anarchist are organized and motivated. The urban opportunist is not.

There are still open investigations into random discharge of pepper spray and unnaccounted for cans of pepper spray. This will all be on film and streamed in digital quality for the world and the Peoples Law Office and high priced defenders of anarchy who all put our Corp Council to shame.

This will become a battle of will and leadership. Both of which our Department is lacking at this point. It will be the decisions made and the character displayed on the front line that will make the difference. This battle will be won on the corners, not 35th or the Hall.

There's an old saying from the British Army of yesteryear: It's Tommy this and Tommy that and Tommy how's your soul? But it's the thin red (CPD blue) line of heroes when the drums begin to toll.

West Side Supervisor.

1/19/2012 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Training, sounds like the training course was borrowed, from the Hooterville PD.

1/19/2012 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok..slap me silly..I was one of the opinion that as PO's if we get the proper training and equipment..what's the big deal about the G8,we'll handle it. Well I have recently been to our so called training and not only do I feel the majority of po's will get hurt but it will take the businesses a long time to recover from the mayhem.
I, Mayor, will not get hurt..if the rioters break thru my ill prepared "formation" I will not fight back. Property can be replaced..A PO cannot.
Chicago..the world will be watching.

1/19/2012 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many officers have bought Glock and other "striker fire" pistols but there is not enough instructors for the transition class so now they have the weapons,have the registration but cannot carry them why garry why??

1/19/2012 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's counterintuitive, but if you want the manpower,equipment and training you need let the Eurotrash loot Michigan Avenue. This city does nothing unless there is a big time embarassing crisis or an insider stands to make money on it. This could be a twofer!

Just let Gunter and his EuroTrash buddies do what comes natural and you will get everything!

1/19/2012 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone read todays suntimes? Article on page 6 where rahm is quoted "My mother used to take me to civil rights marches and anti-war marches!" alderamn like burnett who was a former armed robber is happy people can stir up shit,why don't the aldermen who want this trouble be on the front lines with their badges and guns ready to go?

1/19/2012 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those with gas masks, does your CPD conduct fit testing? It is required yearly for the proper fit/test of the mask.

The test requires each officer to wear the mask hooked up to a special computer and do exercises, different breathing, etc for about 5 minutes. It ensures integrity of the mask.

Those masks may be useless if you deploy teargas, etc....

1/19/2012 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let this crap city burn!!!!!!!

1/19/2012 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Kirby on tv.

Who's her clout?

1/19/2012 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some good people are going to get hurt due to lack of training.

1/19/2012 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Due to the current situation this department is in, this could very well prove to be an enormous disaster that will go down in history. LA riots may look like a walk in the park once this is said and done.

1/19/2012 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Kevin Gibson said...

Ladies and gentlemen,

If you think that the protestors aren't aware of this website and don't have someone check it daily to gather information you are wrong.

Wake up and stop tipping out hands to these people. Are you really that stupid ? They might as well be riding in the car with you , or be attending the training itself or be seated in those silly monthly meetings.

Wake Up Boys and Girls. Stop giving out important information

1/19/2012 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

22 yrs. on,I'm in Patrol and believe me when I say, I'm so sick of it all..I really am...and no one really cares.

1/19/2012 03:04:00 AM



Oh, we care, it's just that, until lynching politicians is no longer an unlawful act, there's not much we can do to overcome the one vulnerable point inherent within a representative democracy, namely, when there are more idiots casting votes then there are thoughtful citizens, the idiots succeed in electing/reelecting their chosen representatives.

And, thus, the idiocies follow.

1/19/2012 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first thing you learn entering the military....NEVER VOLUNTEER FOR ANYTHING!!!

1/19/2012 12:27:00 AM

You learned that in the all volunteer military, did you?

1/19/2012 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The female trainer po LN on 3rd watch was a desk officer in 003. She has no time on the job. I really question her qualifications to teach this training.

1/19/2012 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This department is a joke. You are obligated to go through certain training (TARA) and supposed to be issued masks. Well as many others, I went 3 years ago, received my inserts 2 years ago and still no mask. At least before the bull riots they had one day riot training, which really was never used, but they at least put you through the different formations. Not that we used it.

The sad part is the department should issue the equipment needed to every person on this department. They talk tier 1 officers, but when it comes down to it, if all hell breaks loose, they are going to need every available body. Apparently none of our current exempts were on the job or worked the streets during the bulls riots. We did a pretty damn good job back then. They put a group in a certain area and you just arrested anyone that got out of line or broke the law. No special training, no special equipment, just do the job. The fact it was citywide and involved PO's from every district showed the department could handle the situation, with the right bosses and backing.
But this isn't the same department.
Now you have created a department who will not be proactive or lay hands on anyone except in certain dire situations. You have bosses that will throw you in front of a bus in a heartbeat and that is for doing your job in the proper way.

The sad part is if all hell breaks loose, they are going to need half the department to bring it under control. But those who are in charge are totally clueless. If the worst case scenario happens, it's going to look like the Keystone Cops. The fact this department will fuck you over in a heartbeat also adds to the fact not too many coppers are going to intervene as when they worked the Bull riots.
In other words, Fuck Rahm and McNutty. You got what you wanted. Let the city burn.

1/19/2012 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Kill All The Lawyers! said...

Michael said...

"--- the city will say they trained you and never told you to act that way and throw you under the bus---"

1/19/2012 03:04:00 AM


Future court transcript:

Loevy & Loevy: Tell me officer, did you receive training prior to beating my client at the G8 summit?

Defendant PO: We saw a film and were given a pamphlet with stick figures on it.

Loevy & Loevy: And Officer, were any of those stick figures beating my client?

Defendant PO: (waiting for Corp Council to object) ***silence***
well.... uh... I... it sorta looks like him...!

1/19/2012 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are denying furloughs for that segment, cancelling day offs, making us work 12 hrs shifts, throw in 1-3hrs travel time to and from, not to mention any late arrests, pending arrests processing, unanticipated bullshit, etc. and what if I have court on the weekdays while I'm not in the front lines. hmmm, do I ever sleep. Am I ever able to see my kids and wife? Run erronds, fix shit around the house, pay bills, etc? Sleep is going to be a big one or should I say the lack thereof. Don't you think the officers on the front lines should be well rested since we're going to be in the thick of shit and on our feet on the concrete, day in and day out. Obviously, the department doesn't care about our health, let alone our safety.
*********************************

Stop the whining. This what we are paid duty availability for. The only thing that matters is that you go home SAFE TO YOUR FAMILY--not running your errands, paying bills, etc. You know when this is happeneing, get your affairs in order before then.

1/19/2012 02:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are denying furloughs for that segment, cancelling day offs, making us work 12 hrs shifts, throw in 1-3hrs travel time to and from, not to mention any late arrests, pending arrests processing, unanticipated bullshit, etc. and what if I have court on the weekdays while I'm not in the front lines. hmmm, do I ever sleep. Am I ever able to see my kids and wife? Run erronds, fix shit around the house, pay bills, etc? Sleep is going to be a big one or should I say the lack thereof. Don't you think the officers on the front lines should be well rested since we're going to be in the thick of shit and on our feet on the concrete, day in and day out. Obviously, the department doesn't care about our health, let alone our safety.

1/19/2012 02:35:00 AM

It's for 2 weeks goof suck it up and enjoy the money we are going to make.

1/19/2012 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job by Mike for expressing our safety concerns. I have gone to the three day course and recently a one day refresher. All i have to say is, we are not prepared and come May some people are going to get hurt. When we asked the instructors questions about equipment or logistics we were told, "they are currently working on that issue" to be far it's not the instructors fault it's the higher ups on this department. They are going to wait until the last minute to get all of their duck in a row and their procrastination will lead to many failures with in the department. We still dont have a updated mass arrest policy , wtf . This is a once in a life time event and we should be treating it as such. The problem is the department is to worried about bulshit like contact cards. The should take every tact, gang, sat, and gun team out of their districts two weeks before the event and conduct training exercises. I am on one of these teams and am honestly scared about how terrible ths event will go. Stay safe.

1/19/2012 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to 5!

1/19/2012 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move back, move back!



Aldo raine

1/19/2012 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in a public meeting with the Superintendent today where he claimed that the training was to a very high standard, and that training is ahead of schedule.

1/19/2012 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how 780am news keeps reporting today that there was nobody shot or killed today for the first time in a year in chicago, but I know for a fact that there was a male black shot in the head at 7200 s. Western.

1/19/2012 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the biggest protest event, any United States department has faced over the last 30 years! Our department is treating it like a bulls celebration or normal big event. We have a skeleton dept., lowest moral in the history of the department, and leadership that are 99% political hacks with no real street experience. This city is going to have major problems in May, riots and looting. Remember Officer this dept. does not have your back. I have been sued numerous times over 20 years and have never been backed up 100 % by this city, All I can do is get my family out of town during this time. Are you kidding Debra Kirby running this. I hope they blame who's responsible in the end.

1/19/2012 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No shootings or murders in city for 24-hour period on Wednesday.

Wednesday marked the first time since early 2011 that there were no shootings or murders in the city of Chicago in a 24-hour period, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said in a statement released Thursday.

“On January 18, for a 24-hour period, there were no shootings and murders in the city of Chicago,” McCarthy said. “The last time we went a day without a murder or shooting was nearly a year ago in early 2011. This is clearly the result of the tremendous police work of the men and women of the Chicago Police Department.

“Since May, the Chicago Police Department has put more officers back into districts working to keep our communities safe; introduced CompStat, a data-driven approach to fighting crime; and empowered district commanders and given them increased resources to reduce violence in their districts,” he added.

“While we are making progress,” McCarthy said, “we still have work to do and will not be satisfied until we significantly decrease the number of murders in every community throughout the city.”

The Frigid 12 Degree Weather has nothing to do
with it huh? Lol! MORONS!

1/19/2012 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was that man a CPS honor roll student from the 70's?
Where are the police , why doesn't cta driver request police.

1/19/2012 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am gonna have fun..Lots of fun.

1/19/2012 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD: retire now, if U can, get some fun outta life before it's too late. The job is gone anyway , and Everyone knows it.

1/19/2012 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forsee MASSIVE problems with IOD at G8

Dr. Feelgood

1/19/2012 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eight hour training was good and clear it does not take a rocketScientist to understand what do u want 9 years of training . I tell you ,can we say idiot, weren't you paying attention little slow huh .

1/19/2012 06:15:00 AM

Seriously?

Really.

Seriously????

1/19/2012 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the know....
Protect yourself at all times. These bosses were never on the street long enough to understand the perils that lurk. They educated themselves into pure arrogance.
Georgas was approached about purchasing $30k worth in cut tools for the new cut teams who returned from training. He, with all his arrogance said that $1,500 would be sufficient. WTF?!
Kirby, decided to retro fit the current helmets for half the cost. Rather than ordering new riot helmets. She has also been observed attempting to toss other bosses under the bus. By sending department emails as a record. Example, asking why aren't 5k po's trained when she initially said only 1,800 should be good enough.
Don't trust these bosses they are not taking your health into account.
To younger po's don't fall into the trap of this MFF lie. The days of great units are a thing of the past!!!!

1/19/2012 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous P.O. Randy Stevens, Dist. 018 said...

We will not be prepared for the G8-NATO summit, due to being undermanned, and to lack of equipment. We were told at the training that if we wanted the helmet shield with the anti-liquid-piss-and-shit gasket, we had to buy it ourselves. The website that sells this very fragile shield, which is NOT designed for riots, ALSO sells very heavy duty anti-riot helmets and gear. THIS is what is needed, AND the City reportedly collected millions of dollars from the Feds already, to pay for it. So why hasn't the money already been spent, at least for "Tier 1" officers? Because "the City"...the former mayor, the current mayor, and the city council, DO NOT care about us, at all.

Mayor Daley spent his last 10 years gutting and destroying the once-great and invincible CPD. He then volunteered us all to "host" this dual-summit, knowing full well it could turn into a disaster.

Then Mayor Emanuel (apparently) refuses to spend any federal money coming in, to actually make the troops on the front lines safe and prepared, at least as much as possible. WHERE is that $56 million being spent? Is he saving it all for overtime costs? WHERE is the "transparency" Rahm always talks about, but rarely delivers on? (Rahm wasn't very transparent about getting paid, professional "protesters" to show up at CPS schools to bust the teacher's union, was he?)

What about the costs of human suffering and lowered manpower citywide, after a few thousand officers are injured and now on I.O.D.?

If any police officer is injured during G8-NATO and some real anti-riot gear could have prevented or reduced the risk of injury, IMMEDIATELY FILE A LAWSUIT against the City! Mayor Emanuel and the City Council, by their actions and inactions, have proven once again that they care only for themselves. They also show a reckless disregard for the safety of the general public, on top of their indefensible lack of regard for the police officers of this city. The only thing the City Council apparently understands is when it is time to pay out for a lawsuit, so start filing those lawsuits as soon as you are injured, my brothers and sisters in blue!

1/19/2012 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a hard time understanding how Rahm and company can fail to provide the CPD with the proper training and equipment necessary to police the two upcoming major events known to attract anarchists and various violent asshats. As an ISP officer I attended riot training each year, and know that it takes repetition to become familiar with the various hand signals and commands. Perhaps CPD officers can contact ISP and request to sit in on any upcoming riot training sessions prior to May. I can't imagine ISP ever turning down outside agencies for such a request. CPD backs up ISP all the time and this would show some appreciation for all that you men and women of the CPD do for ISP. I'll be praying for you guys and gals come May.

Retired ISP Sgt

1/19/2012 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A/5's TWO secretaries landed softly in the fugitive unit. FOUR admin people in a unit of 40 or so? P.o. Dugan been a secretary in a unit for how long??? Finance crime has 2 sergeants for 10-12 people? Cold case has 10 people and a sgt. and lt? How much dead weight in major accident????

1/19/2012 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blanco bid to 001 cause they were trying to make him work on his own time with no ot he is a good guy with balls and told georgas off and bid without them knowing and hopefully lost all his notes from prior g8 meetings good job dave i wish there were more bosses with balls

1/19/2012 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my favorite part will be at night when they shut off the lights and let us light the ends of our batons and twirl them to music.

it looks so awsome, all of the spinning batons aflame

1/19/2012 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
howie and the Academy are a joke. We are Not prepared!! Heads need to Roll. Pos will be hurt. Not the command Staff. Where's the mock riot like with the TABD? no CPD /Military leading this training effort. Hacks Clouted Hacks that need to take the resposibilty for this fiasco
-Semper Fi

1/19/2012 10:55:00 AM

You are full of it. There are military veterans running the daily training. If you took your head out of your ass and asked at the academy, they would tell you who is in charge of training. Howie is a figure head and Kirby has no idea about the training. Remember this training is controlled and monitored by the feds. There will be more future training in April with dry runs. If you have a set, then stop by the academy and learn the truth, asshat.

1/19/2012 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are the replacement shields coming in as promised? When are the new gas masks coming in as promised? When and where do I get my eye glass inserts? Why am I hearing that I have to pay for them?
GO ASK GARY SCHENKEL USMC he is the lead on this g*Ate

1/19/2012 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Training? Most of the training here is a joke. Didn't our SWAT team finish in 29th place in a national contest? (Out of 30)

1/19/2012 07:59:00 AM

Look on the bright side. At least they weren't #30 LOL LOL LOl

1/19/2012 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous An Old Sergeant said...

Wnen I was I young pup in the academy back on O'Brien Street one of the recruits asked an instructor about how they dealt with the '68 convention rioters. He replied "I don't know if it's the right way but we took off our stars and nameplates and whipped ass."

Simpler times. No phone cameras and the bosses where out in front.

1/19/2012 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come shields isn't talking about the fact that were all going into one of the worst riot situations with motorcycle helmets on....not riot helmets. Get the news out fop put pressure on the city to get us riot helmets not motorcyle helmets......they say IDOT right on the helmet

1/19/2012 08:01:00 AM

And these helmets have expiration dates and are supposed to be replaced every 5 years or so.

1/19/2012 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What it amounts to (training) is how many wallops you can inflict before you are surrounded and stomped on after getting clocked by a brick.
And when it really get out of control, forget about poop bags and it's the molotov cocktails hurled at us that are a reality in these events.
Said this in a previous post,
search YouTube for "G 8 riots".
Serious stuff for an under manned Front Line.

There won't be any words of regret or sorrow by The Mayor or Superintendant of Police that can be said if one of Our Own meets his demise at this pre-planned event.

It's unfortunate that some police officer out there IS going to get hurt, maimed and/or put through a wringer in the legal system over this conference.
And for what....a title of World Class City.
Rahm Emanuels legacy.
I hope we all can gain and exercise a little common sense before we enter this fiasco. This is not the day and age to "lose your cool" and get jammed up for the sake of a piss-poor protester, city official, over promoted exempt or visiting dignitaries.

1/19/2012 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Hooterville Police Dept. said...

Anonymous said...
Great Training, sounds like the training course was borrowed, from the Hooterville PD.

1/19/2012 11:18:00 AM

Who the hell are you to badmouth our Department? Why don't you mind your own freakin business, dickwad!

Sincerely,

Chief Billy Bob Crenshaw
Hooterville PD

1/19/2012 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

22 yrs. on,I'm in Patrol and believe me when I say, I'm so sick of it all..I really am...and no one really cares.

1/19/2012 03:04:00 AM

Then get out--there is still time for another career!

1/19/2012 05:51:00 AM
Anonymous Sgt. Saunders said...

Be careful out there boys. While the city will not admit that there are going to be problems, the managment at my wifes building which is on Michigan Ave. downtown,is telling it's employees to be prepared to have to stay inside that building all week. They feel that there is a REAL possibility of being unable to get out. As a result they are stocking up on food, water etc.

1/19/2012 05:56:00 AM

If you are referring to a residential building then stockpiling is understandable and prudent. If the building in question is your wife's office then everyone should just work at home or be given additional time off to avoid the chaos of this event.

There will be chaos weather there is violence or not. After all it is a production of Shitcago inc.

1/19/2012 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new stars are sitting at headquarters and were suppossed to be given out last January. This Dept. is so screwed up that Andy Frain could do a better job!

1/19/2012 08:29:00 AM

What new stars?????

1/19/2012 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Training? Most of the training here is a joke. Didn't our SWAT team finish in 29th place in a national contest? (Out of 30)

1/19/2012 07:59:00 AM

So what's that say for you then.

1/19/2012 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was fitted for my gas mask at TARA over 3 years ago. Any chance it will be here by May 15. LOL

1/19/2012 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

City moves to settle lawsuits over mass arrests in 2003 war protests

All that taxpayer money WASTED.

What are we paying people to do? Why are we paying our taxes for?

Sure the CPD followed orders and "just did their jobs" but to what end and who's paying for this stupidity of the golden, arrogant, clouted ones now?

I guess everyone is suppose to forget about that because it happened in 2003 about 9 years ago. 800 people.

Eight hundred people in a class action suit that the city will now settle with.

How much did they each win? How much did the city lose on top of the settlement by paying courts and lawyers and city clerks? Nine years to admit that they were wrong, nine years.

What an embarrassment.

Yay though eh?

The political apparatus got to f--k with peoples lives for nine years dragging things out and hoping for people to give up and just go away...but they didn't.

Makes you wonder about the little dog and pony show that hizzhonor just put on upping the protest fines and jacking with the parade ordinances doesn't it?

Will the Rahmanian laws hold up in court wasting much needed resources for another nine year show of force, generating work for the court system and all the lawyers?

What a joke. To all the city politicians a message:

You work for US, WE do not work for you. We'll see you at the ballot box.

1/19/2012 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what the hell do you think this mickey mouse training from this fucked up dept. going to do for you. An 8 hour class
Start late, several 20 minute breaks, hour and half lunch, leave a little early. So actual so called training maybe 4 hours. WOW now that's some real fucking training. I feel so prepared to take on the world. Bring it on protesters. LOL This dept blows!!!

---------------------------------
I'm guessing you would have bitched had you not received a L o n g lunch or numerous breaks, or been able to leave a few min early, or would have bitched more had the training lasted a full week... But now that you have brought this info to the forefront, I suppose those that have not taken the class by now will probably be thanking you...

1/19/2012 12:26:00 AM

He douche bag it's no secret that we get several breaks and long lunches for any "training" we get. Do you know why? Because we don't have real training and have to fill the time slots with bullshit and breaks. And to ruining it for others. Wow that whole 15 minutes I got out early really changed my life.

1/19/2012 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's my surprised. Blog comment:Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. Bring tape to cover your name and star. If they come after you return the favor. Stand together

1/19/2012 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Andy Taylor said...

Now remember to keep you bullet in your shirt pocket, and keep it buttoned, we don't want any accidental discharges.

1/19/2012 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could see it now Mayor Rahm Emanuel had to step out from a meeting and has been scene somewhere near the Wisconsin boarder....sounds like the Captain from the Cruise ship who jumps ship after a disaster!!!

1/19/2012 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could tell you that their are no pssuy officers in here that one step up to a good fight against any hoodlums who are a threat, however, no city council, no mayor, no police supervisor is gonna give you their word that its gonna be ok when the lawsuits come down and your on your own that is the real problem here is how the media will portray any incident occured as the 1960's riots of police brutality! i'm not loosing my fucken job for these assholes!!

1/19/2012 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1/19/2012 09:05:00 AM

Thank you sir for your comment and your years of service.

1/19/2012 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aaaaaaaarmy training Sir !

1/19/2012 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 1/19/2012 08:29am

Yes, the stars are in, mostly.However, you are incorrect on a few facts. They have not been in since last January. There have been budgetary constraints and the fact that units have been disbanded and the upcoming re-organization of Districts, Unit names and Areas. So hopefully this answers your question and puts THIS rumor to rest.

1/19/2012 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The new stars are sitting at headquarters and were suppossed to be given out last January."


They probably figured so many would be lost during NATO/G8 that there was no use giving them out.

1/19/2012 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hull House to close. A over 100 year old institution Gone
Chicago sinks daily

Detriot here wer come after G*ate

1/19/2012 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you get a bump card for your ass? just wondering?

1/19/2012 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone notice we are being cpr trained via elearning? NICE

1/19/2012 09:22:00 AM
*******

That didn't bother me because the American Heart Assoc has an online hands-only course that is basically the same thing.

But what did bother me was the online G8/NATO presentation we had to do. What the hell was that? It was about 5 pages and it didn't actually say anything. It gave a list of things that are "reportable", but didn't say how they want us to report it. And some of their graffiti examples didn't look like they had anything to do with G8. One photo was random drawings (it looked like a a peace symbol and a bird)and the word fear.

What exactly are we supposed to be looking for? And what exactly are we supposed to do if we see it?

1/19/2012 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Stop Whining said...

Reading all the depressing comments it is easily understood you have poor leadership. More accurate - NO leadership.

Someone has to step in and get ALL of you out of this loser mentality.
(I guess good training with REAL instructors would help with that)

You shouldn't be looking at the G8 Conference as a Waterloo or as some type of Custer's Last Stand. (Gimme a break!)

The CPD should be so well-equipped and gun-ready (YES - shoot to kill) that no one would even try to screw with you.

Freedom of Speech does not include rioting, anarchy, or impeding anyone's progress to get to work.

What is needed is a strong Mayor as well as a Governor and we have neither.

All the "diversity" that has been hired into this department better wake the F' up and realize you are ALL BLUE and you better back up the person next to you.

Anyone not following that code has NO basis for being a police officer, let alone CPD. Go join the teachers union and whine away.

1/19/2012 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barney says, "NIP IT IN THE BUD!" that should cover everything.

1/19/2012 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You'd think that most of us would have learned by now to conduct yourself as though you are always being filmed. Sadly, that is not the case."

The photos show two uniformed Modesto police officers along with several woman wearing revealing clothing. Seven of the photos are of one officer along with several women in various poses, including atop a patrol car and handling handcuffs that are possibly those issued him by the department,

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/01/19/modesto-police-posed-racy-women-investigation/?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl17|sec1_lnk1%26pLid%3D128835

1/19/2012 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Andy Shaw on Fox what a fuckin joke. He found another job with the better Government watch dog group and boy he drinks cool-aid. He said we should be fine with G8 wow out of touch u babbling idiot. Brothers let this city burn save your house's and keep your families safe fuck this lying mayor. Good luck Retired P.O.

1/19/2012 09:30:00 AM

He [Shaw], has ALWAYS been a pencil-necked stooge who couldn't investigate his way off of a one-way street.

1/19/2012 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to add to this. The dept has dumped Lt. Dave Blanco from the traffic section. He is In charge of the committee for all the motorcades and dignitary escorts. They are replacing him with someone that has NO knowledge of how escorts and dignitary protection works. Lt Blanco has been working his ass off getting routes etc in order. Every week he has been meeting with the Feds on how to handle the NATO and g8. Now the dept says fuck you and decides to change hands in the middle of the game. On top of that they wanted him to do the NATO AND G8 preparations on his OWN time! He was denied all his OT. When he complained to king George. He was told don't worry we will get someone that will do it on there own time. Now lt blanco will be on midnights in 001 effective next period.

Sorry, don't feel sorry for a Lt. who has been in a cush unit forever. He can see what the rest of Lt.'s have been going thru now for years.

1/19/2012 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The eight hour training was good and clear it does not take a rocketScientist to understand what do u want 9 years of training . I tell you ,can we say idiot, weren't you paying attention little slow huh

ever been out there during one? Or have seen the block empty out on 4 cops ?? or fight 3 citizens while the troops were trying to get to you?? where were you during the Bulls riots ? I know where I was and I know what to do when the shits hit the fan..do you?

8 hrs of "move back" ..it is a joke .. idiot..Midtown 15

1/19/2012 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happens during G8 and NATO, do NOT do anything resembling the actions of the CPD in 2003 when Maurer was in charge of that fiasco at Chicago/Michigan. The City was ordered to pay today, not including legal fees.

The People's Law Office attorney's will be watching closely, that will be their income for the next 5 years or so. Behave like professionals and gentlemen and do NOT give the various lawyers anything to hang a federal lawsuit on. They are only protesting and trying to intimidate the police. Do not take their bait. Do nothing and the protestors will only have video tape of police standing guard in a professional manner. Screw up and your actions will have to be explained. And just because a boss goes bananas and orders you to "lock 'em all up" it will be a different story in court.

1/19/2012 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are denying furloughs for that segment, cancelling day offs, making us work 12 hrs shifts, throw in 1-3hrs travel time to and from, not to mention any late arrests, pending arrests processing, unanticipated bullshit, etc. and what if I have court on the weekdays while I'm not in the front lines. hmmm, do I ever sleep. Am I ever able to see my kids and wife? Run erronds, fix shit around the house, pay bills, etc? Sleep is going to be a big one or should I say the lack thereof. Don't you think the officers on the front lines should be well rested since we're going to be in the thick of shit and on our feet on the concrete, day in and day out. Obviously, the department doesn't care about our health, let alone our safety.


You must have just gotten on. Bulls riots, conferences in 2002, 2009 protests. Do what you have to do and move on. You will be on lots of OT, don't plan anything, and have Plan B & C for child care, elder parent care, etc.

1/19/2012 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, if the mayor isn't going to give you the right equipment then you better jump on this before they're all gone. Check it out:
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=931820

Might help you.

1/19/2012 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget all the talk about anarchists on the board. Anarchists, if they are truly anarchists, have the right to assemble and speak and exercise their 1st amendment rights. They will all be gone in a few days time. Don't let them trick you into giving them grounds for a lawsuit.

Stand Tall.

1/19/2012 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry and I know I might sound crazy but I do not foresee the big problem with G8 that everyone else does. It's going to be like a big bar or club letting out for a week straight. We've all seen it before and know what to do. When one of these crazy anarchists gets out of line we will grab him and arrest him or if he's really batshit we will shoot and kill him. I have been to war and I believe that with all of us armed and at least somewhat trained we can keep them in line. Yes of course they are going to break a lot of Windows but who fucking cares. It's going to be a big group of us vs a big group of them and we will come out with a few broken bones and bloody noses but for the most part ok. I hope.

1/19/2012 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
And to add to this. The dept has dumped Lt. Dave Blanco from the traffic section. He is In charge of the committee for all the motorcades and dignitary escorts. They are replacing him with someone that has NO knowledge of how escorts and dignitary protection works. Lt Blanco has been working his ass off getting routes etc in order. Every week he has been meeting with the Feds on how to handle the NATO and g8. Now the dept says fuck you and decides to change hands in the middle of the game. On top of that they wanted him to do the NATO AND G8 preparations on his OWN time! He was denied all his OT. When he complained to king George. He was told don't worry we will get someone that will do it on there own time. Now lt blanco will be on midnights in 001 effective next period.

1/19/2012 10:03:00 AM


That's a shame, he is a good man, know's his stuff, can properly command officers and is well respected.

Hey Lt. Blanco, you did a good thing for me, something most bosses would not do, you believed I was telling you the truth (I was) and you gave me a break. I respect you a great deal for that. Good luck.

1/19/2012 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but needs to be brought up. What is FOP and Mr. Shields going to do about the significant changes being purposed in regards to the Illinois eavesdropping law? This is a very big deal and I believe it needs to be brought up to FOP. Hey Mikey you love the cameras, get on TV and talk about this. Keep fooling us. Wink WInk.
Forget about G8. This is a law that really could change todays law enforcement climate and hamper Police Officers more so then ever. Focus guys and girls and raise a fuss.

1/19/2012 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone hear Rahm on the radio (WGN) take credit for the one full day in the city in which no one was shot? He patted himself on the back and stated that his strategies and his putting more police on the street are working. One full day without anybody shot and he jumps at the opportunity to make himself look good. How sad to pat yourself on the back for only one day of nobody being shot. Pathetic! Nice crap hole of a city we live in.

1/19/2012 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to 5...

1/19/2012 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a gold mine for us, its coming and there is nothing u can do so sit back and enjoy and make some cash.

1/19/2012 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous New Stars = Money? said...

NEW STARS ?

-----

What's the sorry with these?

New style?

Why?

1/19/2012 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who's going to protect "the bean" 24/7 when the commie rioters try to destroy it?


just axin

1/19/2012 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They ran out of pamphlets! no worries... Daley's nephew is printing another batch.

1/19/2012 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Off topic but needs to be brought up. What is FOP and Mr. Shields going to do about the significant changes being purposed in regards to the Illinois eavesdropping law?"

Call 312-733-7776 & find out.

1/19/2012 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the CFD going to help with blasting these rioters, i.e. protestors, with their super soakers???

1/19/2012 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have 2 kids that go to school at St. Ignatius HIgh School which is located at Blue Island and Roosevelt Road - just outside the Loop. Just learned from my kids that the high school intends to close down the school for the entire week of the G8 summit in mid May.
Of course, a spin is being put out as to why the school is closing, but some teachers have "off the record" told the students it's because of the expected rioting and demonstrations that will be going on a short distance away.
There are a lot of big name influential - connected people - who's kids go to St. Ignatius as well as Walter Payton, Northside Prep, Whitney Young and other high schools where the City's most influential people kids go to school. Word is that these big named schools will be targeted by demonstrators to distract the City Father's from dealing with the downtown crisis.

St. Ignatius is a private school, they are closing down, the rest are public schools, to close down would be to acknowledge the problem...

We are so unorganized and they radicals are so on top of their game!!!!!

1/19/2012 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RELAX FOLKS!!
I heard through the grapevine at 35th via Shitty Hall that 500 new stick figures will be hired very shortly just in time for the May g8/nato mayhem. CITY COUNSEL APPROVED!!!!

1/19/2012 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a thought to ruin your sleep, a bit of trouble at the G8 and the idle youth on the west and south side think it's a Bulls win.

1/19/2012 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you think that the protestors aren't aware of this website and don't have someone check it daily to gather information you are wrong."


So go to their websites and gather information on them.

OSINT works both ways.

1/19/2012 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"22 yrs. on,I'm in Patrol and believe me when I say, I'm so sick of it all..I really am...and no one really cares."

You're catching on. No one cares about patrol.

1/19/2012 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're talking people survival mode from a failed capitalistic system

1/19/2012 12:29:00 AM

Hey GOOF. Failed capitalistic system? Are you in need of an MRI or what?

A failed political system that places unqualified, incompetent, greedy, liberal thinking morons (AKA DEMOCRATS) in office who allow illegals to flood our land with anchor babies that will soon elect more unqualified, incompetent, greedy and liberal thinking morons that will continue to give this country away (AKA FREE EVERYTHING) at such a rapid rate that it cant be measured.

http://www.usdebtclock.org/
COPY AND PASTE THE LINK ABOVE. THEN STARE IN AWE.

1/19/2012 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to add to this. The dept has dumped Lt. Dave Blanco from the traffic section. He is In charge of the committee for all the motorcades and dignitary escorts. They are replacing him with someone that has NO knowledge of how escorts and dignitary protection works. Lt Blanco has been working his ass off getting routes etc in order. Every week he has been meeting with the Feds on how to handle the NATO and g8. Now the dept says fuck you and decides to change hands in the middle of the game. On top of that they wanted him to do the NATO AND G8 preparations on his OWN time! He was denied all his OT. When he complained to king George. He was told don't worry we will get someone that will do it on there own time. Now lt blanco will be on midnights in 001 effective next period.
Some of the above may be true but Dave bid to 1st district, he was sick of 16 hour days and no time with his family.
Oh yeah Steve Georgas is an idiot, that much is true

1/20/2012 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try this video of G20 'peaceful protests' in Toronto, if you don't believe what we'll be facing. Oh, gee, and I hope those few broken bones that you dismiss so easily don't end up being yours.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKgFsqry6LQ&feature=relmfu

Oh, and, pay close attention to how many of them are holding up their cell phones, recording video.

1/20/2012 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are referring to a residential building then stockpiling is understandable and prudent. If the building in question is your wife's office then everyone should just work at home or be given additional time off to avoid the chaos of this event.

There will be chaos weather there is violence or not. After all it is a production of Shitcago inc.

1/19/2012 06:22:00 PM

LOL. Yup, spoken by a true Let's Occupy Something goof.

Goof, some people actually have jobs and those jobs support their families, pay bills, repay student loans and keep food in their stomachs. Nurses can't phone it in. Electricians can't telecommute. Bricklayers can't build it at home and deliver it next week. Waitresses can't afford to blow a week's salary.

You must live in dreamland. Oh, and you can't spell.

1/20/2012 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to collect heads and spike them on the wrought iron fence around Grant Park...

1/20/2012 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Kirby on tv.

Who's her clout?



Her better half. Longtime City Hall boss in Special Events. Coincidence?

1/20/2012 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A/5's TWO secretaries landed softly in the fugitive unit. FOUR admin people in a unit of 40 or so? P.o. Dugan been a secretary in a unit for how long??? Finance crime has 2 sergeants for 10-12 people? Cold case has 10 people and a sgt. and lt? How much dead weight in major accident????

1/19/2012 04:59:00 PM

Oooooooh, sounds like somebody got dumped from their nice spot and now it's sour grapes all over the blog.
An incompetent somebody, at that.

1/20/2012 01:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the know....
Protect yourself at all times. These bosses were never on the street long enough to understand the perils that lurk. They educated themselves into pure arrogance.
Georgas was approached about purchasing $30k worth in cut tools for the new cut teams who returned from training. He, with all his arrogance said that $1,500 would be sufficient. WTF?!
Kirby, decided to retro fit the current helmets for half the cost. Rather than ordering new riot helmets. She has also been observed attempting to toss other bosses under the bus. By sending department emails as a record. Example, asking why aren't 5k po's trained when she initially said only 1,800 should be good enough.
Don't trust these bosses they are not taking your health into account.
To younger po's don't fall into the trap of this MFF lie. The days of great units are a thing of the past!!!!


She's already telling people she has an exit strategy when it all goes to shit. Georges can't even plan that far ahead!

1/20/2012 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dept has dumped Lt. Dave Blanco from the traffic section.

Actually, I heard he left on his own accord, he had enough! Good for him, if that's the case.

1/20/2012 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When he complained to king George. He was told don't worry we will get someone that will do it on there own time. Now lt blanco will be on midnights in 001 effective next period.

1/19/2012 10:03:00 AM


Lt Blanco is being replaced by the former LAPA superstar and current shirt tail relative of Blago, Sal Avila. Though he was dumped as acting Deputy and sitting Commander, I am sure he will do well in this new spot. Perhaps he can bring Captain Juan Morado back to his side as his XO. All is well and on the up and up in Chicago.

1/20/2012 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . The CPD should be so well-equipped and gun-ready (YES - shoot to kill) that no one would even try to screw with you. . .

1/19/2012 08:25:00 PM


Are you a PO?
Are are the most ill equipped department in the entire nation.

1/20/2012 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
And to add to this. The dept has dumped Lt. Dave Blanco from the traffic section. He is In charge of the committee for all the motorcades and dignitary escorts. They are replacing him with someone that has NO knowledge of how escorts and dignitary protection works. Lt Blanco has been working his ass off getting routes etc in order. Every week he has been meeting with the Feds on how to handle the NATO and g8. Now the dept says fuck you and decides to change hands in the middle of the game. On top of that they wanted him to do the NATO AND G8 preparations on his OWN time! He was denied all his OT. When he complained to king George. He was told don't worry we will get someone that will do it on there own time. Now lt blanco will be on midnights in 001 effective next period.

1/19/2012 10:03:00 AM


That's a shame, he is a good man, know's his stuff, can properly command officers and is well respected.

Hey Lt. Blanco, you did a good thing for me, something most bosses would not do, you believed I was telling you the truth (I was) and you gave me a break. I respect you a great deal for that. Good luck.

1/19/2012 09:32:00 PM

I agree. To the moron who said that Lt. Blanco had a "cush" job, go fuck yourself. This guy worked his ass off for a number of years with all the details, events, etc. He was always good to coppers and never hurt a copper. Going to 001 on midnights will be a vacation for him. Here's a lieutenant who SHOULD have been promoted to exempt. Good luck, Dave.

1/20/2012 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

---------------------------------
I'm guessing you would have bitched had you not received a L o n g lunch or numerous breaks, or been able to leave a few min early, or would have bitched more had the training lasted a full week... But now that you have brought this info to the forefront, I suppose those that have not taken the class by now will probably be thanking you...

1/19/2012 12:26:00 AM

He douche bag it's no secret that we get several breaks and long lunches for any "training" we get. Do you know why? Because we don't have real training and have to fill the time slots with bullshit and breaks. And to ruining it for others. Wow that whole 15 minutes I got out early really changed my life.

1/19/2012 06:35:00 PM

How about another perspective. Try to start a inservice class on time and half of the officers are late. 10 minute breaks turn into 20 minutes because they are slow to return. A one hour lunch! Give me a break. The instructor is lucky the class is back after 90 minutes. Instructors do the best they can with the class. Consider the leadership? Who is in charge of inservice training at the academy? It seems no one is happy about G-8 despite any type of training they have.

1/20/2012 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to the 1-day refresher training where batons and shields were used. Wow! We got in groups (after 3 hours of movies) and practised 5 blocks with a nerf baton at 5 reps each - a total of 25 blocks. That's it - you're trained! The same amount of time was given to how to use the shield and how to retain it if someone tries to grab it. Guys, this is not training, at all. Front line troops should be training - real training - in set platoons for 2-3 days every month until this shit is over.

1/20/2012 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you get a bump card for your ass? just wondering?

1/19/2012 07:59:00 PM



only if your religion requires you to be ass fucked by porcupines.

1/20/2012 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when i was hired many many years ago, i too was a stick person, but since then i look more like the pillsbury dough boy...I/F

1/20/2012 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turnover in Traffic IS big news..Blanco is an odd egg...had to have his hand in EVERYTHING...would not or could not delegate..Had Sgts that had run escorts on there own for years but he had to be in on everything....he liked to BE SEEN by everyone, bosses, politicians, the media, but he DID know his stuff and would work 12 days almost always. Many of the experienced escort M/cycle Sgts have retired....This could turn into a real mess...The hacks took advantage of him. dangling higher rank in his face for years...good for him...took him long enough to wake up..Lt in 001 will be a vacation for him

1/20/2012 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Go to 5..."


I'm on 5! Can you hear me??

1/20/2012 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Did anyone hear Rahm on the radio (WGN) take credit for the one full day in the city in which no one was shot? He patted himself on the back and stated that his strategies and his putting more police on the street are working."

Then the bastard must also accept blame when someone does get shot.

1/20/2012 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to add to this. The dept has dumped Lt. Dave Blanco from the traffic section. He is In charge of the committee for all the motorcades and dignitary escorts. They are replacing him with someone that has NO knowledge of how escorts and dignitary protection works. Lt Blanco has been working his ass off getting routes etc in order. Every week he has been meeting with the Feds on how to handle the NATO and g8. Now the dept says fuck you and decides to change hands in the middle of the game. On top of that they wanted him to do the NATO AND G8 preparations on his OWN time! He was denied all his OT. When he complained to king George. He was told don't worry we will get someone that will do it on there own time. Now lt blanco will be on midnights in 001 effective next period.

1/19/2012 10:03:00 AM

Wow I am very surprised. Blanco knew his stuff. This was a bad move. Good luck Dave. I agree, you were one of the few who should have been promoted.

1/20/2012 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay big shot. Capt Morado can take care of himself. if you have a problem with him why dont you just tell him yourself. he can be found in the 6th district during the 3rd watch.....opps the depts calls it the 1st watch anytime after 1700 hrs except sunday and monday. he would be happy to meet you. asshat........

1/21/2012 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
. . . The CPD should be so well-equipped and gun-ready (YES - shoot to kill) that no one would even try to screw with you. . .

1/19/2012 08:25:00 PM

an impossibility in itself.

1/21/2012 09:27:00 AM  

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