Saturday, February 25, 2012

More G8 Rumors (UPDATE)

If even a quarter of these rumors turn out to be true, we are in for a world of hurt:
  • Rumor today says feds had a meeting and said they needed 6000 officers for 12 hour shifts times 2. ooops we don't have that many!

    Rumor also has heard they need 80 cars and 160 officers for 2 presidential details and 5 dignitary details, that another 80 cars and 160 PO's. oops. where we gonna get them?

    We don't have the MANPOWER as far as I can see. I'm just a dumb day guy with time on the job, but this looks like a disaster.
Now we're hearing that the FEMA guidelines for large scale events with the potential for disorder are being blatantly ignored by those in charge of planning the Department's response to this event. This would seem to open the door for liability on the part of the city on a bunch of fronts.

UPDATE: Commentators are saying Second Watch training has been suspended for the time being? Second Watch may not be going downtown after all. Of course, we're somewhere under 80 days until officers might actually need some of this training, but that's no reason to worry, right? It's not like we're unable to pull entire ranks of officers off of the street and train them up in a day or so.

Anyone else wondering about the possibility of actually canceling days off in March so that they can train up the rank-and-file?

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256 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like when Pittsburgh Requested outside assistance for their protest few years back so will chicago. That will bring the numbers up to snuff.

2/25/2012 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They also cancelled all training for 2nd watch personnel. Guess they saw some flaws in that plan.

But at least the change from Special Victims Unit to Special Victims Section was approved. Seriously?!!! Pretty soon I'll have to talk with that stupid, arrogant New Jersey/York drawl or else risk being sparred.
Why not just copy New Yorks rules and regulations? Just white out any reference to New York and insert Chicago...

2/25/2012 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....Rumor also has heard they need 80 cars and 160 officers for 2 presidential details and 5 dignitary details, that another 80 cars and 160 PO's. oops. where we gonna get them?.....

Cardboard cutouts my man!

Smoke and mirrors, also!

2/25/2012 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Blind leading the Blind said...

2nd watch training suspended until further notice. Days may not be tier two after all.

2/25/2012 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An easy solution would be to call the national guard to help. They have drill weekend that week anyway.

2/25/2012 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the police side of this isn't bad enough, what about the fire side?

Rahm is talking about closing as many as 11 firehouses. Who knows how many ambulances will be put out of service? What does CFD have about 95-100 engine companies, 55-60 truck companies, and 80 or so ambulances? While CFD is handling bullshit downtown, who will be protecting the taxpayers?

In order to pull off a successful, safe event, the powers to be simply cannot cover their eyes and hope the problems will not be that bad.

There is no way in hell that there will only be 10,000 protesters at this event. But, without going to crazy numbers, doesn't at least double that sound reasonable? If there are 20,000 protesters and only around 3,000 cops AT THE MOST available at the venues, what is going to happen? All fucking hell will break loose, that is what will happen.

I don't know who the fuck is crazier, the protesters, or Emmanuel, McCarthy and their minions of "yes" men?

2/25/2012 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps if Chicago had someone who completed the disaster programs like the Master Exercise Practitioner program given by Homeland Security that every big city sends people to then they would realize the problems.

2/25/2012 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do more with less. The new Chicago slogan. Rahm, don't you dare blame us when this thing turns to shit. This rests squarely on your shoulders. If it goes great, you'd be taking all the credit, so when it's a disaster, take the blame.

2/25/2012 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's spring training for Chalkie too!!!! Looks like he came to camp in great shape and is ready to go!

2/25/2012 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Ald. Beavers said...

Hi, alderman beavers here again. It has been six decades since my last confession but I must confess, I don't have any idea what a G8 is. I checked the grocery store by where they stock the V8, which is mmm, mmm delicious by the way. I went to my local Mazda dealership, not there either. Must be something that all the young kids are doing now days like sexting or red bull.

2/25/2012 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Lori Healey said...

Don't worry. You'll see. The police, the anarchists and the protesters will be joining hands and singing Kumbaya. Mayor Emanuel said so.

More Kool-Aid anyone?

2/25/2012 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the Anarchists..NATO/G8 is a big juicy target for the Islamic Nut-Jobs..Most them are allied or controlled by The Iranian Qods Forces or the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence & National Security..

2/25/2012 12:49:00 AM  
Blogger Majormarginal said...

Is the planning for G8 ICS/NIMS compliant?

2/25/2012 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard 1861 and 1860 had a blow out about who was more incompetent. 1860 won after he brought up about 1861 taking the prisoner out of lock up without the watch commanders permission.

2/25/2012 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't understand how Rahm could call this event a great thing for Chicago. The amount of money spent and lost will be beyond anyone's wildest dreams. Businesses will be hurt badly just so Rahm and company can add the G8/NATO to their legacey. Chicago is already a well known world city, so what will this event possibly do that can be positive? I can guarantee this event/riot will go on for a lot longer than the city is telling you. The city will blow smoke up your ass and tell you everything will be fine, but when it starts you will be ignored and told later, "Oh well, it was unexpected, sorry." Just look at the protests going on already and then couple that with a combo G8/NATO summit. Bad idea. All for a selfish legacy.

2/25/2012 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's funny how they keep telling the public and businesses that the dates are only May 19th-21st. HAHAHAHHAHAHAH!!! THAT'S LAUGHABLE! They tell us it's May 13-22nd, but we all know it's going to be a hell of a lot longer than that. Do the businesses and public really believe the lying city hall? Do they really believe the protesters will only be there for a few days? Do they really believe the CPD has the manpower to handle this? Come on now. This will be a financial disaster for chicago. The city has treated their police and fire like shit for a long time now. Good luck public, you will be on your own. City hall will baby the violent protesters and tell you "Oh Well."

2/25/2012 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about a thing, TD 9.5 has it covered !!

(not)

No pancakes for rhamboy !!!!

2/25/2012 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They said on the news tonight that Rahm's buying us 100 new Fords from the local plant.

Too bad we won't have enough people to man them.

2/25/2012 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now we're hearing that the FEMA guidelines for large scale events with the potential for disorder are being blatantly ignored by those in charge of planning the Department's response to this event."

This should come as no surprise.

The idiots here rarely listen to anyone but themselves.

Previous examples: Booze-Allen, Morale & Stress Survey, etc.

Our folks are smarter than all of 'em.

2/25/2012 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow that sounds serious and scary!!! hang on a sec.....
squad let me get an event number

2/25/2012 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A crystal ball predicts light-duty officers processing arrests at a yet undisclosed location! The city had the officer's doctors sign an "application for light duty" that stated that the officer could effect an arrest if necessary. This statement absolves the city of liability if the officer becomes injured. An injury would be treated as an I.O.D.---the same as if the officer was full duty.

2/25/2012 01:35:00 AM  
Blogger Cuinjl50 said...

When are any of the exempts are going to grow some balls and tell rahmmy and g-mac to go fuck themselves... Enough is Enough...

2/25/2012 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The light duty police are in for a rude awakening.

2/25/2012 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well golly, princess. Surprise, surprise surprise! Shut up PO Pile. You do what your told is best for you!

2/25/2012 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forget the RAHM conversion factor. 2450 is not only equal to 6000 is is greater than that. At least the horses have proper equipment.

2/25/2012 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need 80 cars?

We have 50 aldermen. Let the aldermen cart the "dignitaries" asses around.

It's about time that they earn their keep. After all... you know... we're all in this together and all that...or so they say.

Put in a little O-T and shared sacrifice. Let the protestors throw feces and urine in their face and afterwards they can return to the shelter known as the Fortress of Bullshit and pass more laws to tell everyone to sit down and shut up -- show us all how important and powerful they are.

They created this. Allowed the mayor to run free and wild ignoring the will of the people. Let them deal with it.

2/25/2012 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some businesses will be safe; these guys will be in town:

http://www.ims-security.com/

2/25/2012 02:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can take their mass arrest card and put it you know where! What's your button boss!?

2/25/2012 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we need these staggering amount of people, which we truly don't have, and the department has chosen the watch with the least amount of manpower to be Tier 2.
This is so ridiculous it could be a Saturday Night Live skit.
If the department is ignoring established guidelines if/when I get injured during this fiasco then I'm suing them for gross negligence.

2/25/2012 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My neighbor is an Evanston cop. A church in Evanston is building rooms for Occupy protesters.

2/25/2012 02:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how badly I want to see this city get torn up during G8. I don't want to see coppers get really hurt but I'd love to see utter chaos and tons of property damage.
As everyone with common sense is expressing concerns and considering closings etc. that smug prick Rahm stands at the podium and says everything will be just fine. I think this prick is a delusional psychopath who will stop at nothing to get his way.
Of course when this whole G8 thing blows up Rahm will not take any of the blame.... he'll have ready made scapegoats for that. Since his buddy Obama ostensibly wanted this G8 here also he should suffer some political damage from it as well.
Anyone who hasn't read the Reader issue on Rahm and the G8 should do so. It shows Rahm for what he is an evil, egotistical dictator. Think what you may about the Reader but they do actual reporting on this they don't settle for spoon fed press releases from city hall. Can't say the same for the Tribune and Sun Times.

2/25/2012 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Planning and Managing Security for Major Events by: the Department of Justice:

http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/files/ric/Publications/e07071299_web.pdf

2/25/2012 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm -

Didn't Deb Kirby take a NIMMS class online like the rest of us?

2/25/2012 04:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did an inventory of my locker, and looked at my helmet. Seriously? I'm pretty sure it saw some action from '68. Seriously?

2/25/2012 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this suprises you? It will be every man/woman for themselves. Yu wanted Obama and Tiny Dancer... You got them.

2/25/2012 04:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07:53 Being a police officer puts you in harms way. Thats part of the job. I've seen McCarthy at the hospital for injured police officers and its not for a photo op. He goes out of his way to help them and their families. Some of you don't want to hear that, but its true

2/24/2012 04:26:00 PM
he also goes out of his way to pander to the st. sabina crowd telling them its "government sponsored racism" that is the source of their problems. and he goes out of his way to have domestics with his wife that coppers have to show up to and risk their jobs to cover for this jagoff. yea just ask 1800. AND he goes out of his way to open his mouth about police involved shootings that he doesn't know shit about. now he is under subpoena for opening up his fat fuckin mouth. DON'T for a second give this ass any credit for shit he is supposed to be doing. for example: showing up at the hospital for p/o shot. every other sup did it. he also says we dont need any more police.??? fuck him. oh im sorry i forgot. goes out of his way to start fights with other coppers.
This guy hasn't done one fuckin thing in my eye to help the working copper. not one. show me any former superintendent that got photographed drinking alcohol?
No class, No humility, No respect, no discretion. he can get on the amtrak and go back to New York. fuck him and his 260k....

2/25/2012 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attn TN known as the red baron of 017. here is some important news for you. http://news.yahoo.com/york-man-grows-six-inches-surgery-184123767--abc-news.html

2/25/2012 04:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are the sheep going to wake up!

2/25/2012 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Rahm will some how spin the man power issue to his favor and place the blame on the rank and file.

2/25/2012 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like shaved said, they will cancel the g8. They are training us and giving the military the power to arrest US citizens, for when the city goes broke and they can't pay present and future pensions to any city employee. That's what the training is for. - just a theory.....

2/25/2012 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a joke....they no what's best for us though..................lmao............

2/25/2012 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are fucked!!! This department is running on bare bones. Most districts that are designated "low crime" have seen a reduction in manpower of 30% to 50% from the year 2000.

This was a very slow process over the years. I remember back in midnights we had two wagons, rapid response cars, a traffic car, 2 to 3 plain clothes cars and all cars manned by two officers. Slowly they reduced manpower around 1997. Do you know why they got away with it? Because we as police officers are dumb as shit. Here is one example, whenever a job that requires two officers to respond, the dumb shit officer responds over the air "I will let you know if I need help". That is just one example.

2/25/2012 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ol Rahm thinks he' s the Mayor of the world. He really took a page right out of daley's play book the other day when he trotted out his wife so the press could do a fluff piece just when Rahm hate was at a fever pitch. He's running out of cards and everybody is hip to his bullshit. Only the hairgels of the world like him now , and lets not forget Frank and Fran press corps.

2/25/2012 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Live cell phone video out of Syria this AM. Man-oh-man

2/25/2012 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problem. Mc Gog can deputies people off the streets. Maybe we can take thier cars for police purposes also. But since no one has trained me or will cover me if I get hurt, provid eme with riot gear, or replace my patrol vehicle if its gets damaged. Then all I have to say is good luck my brothers your on your own.Stay Safe.

A Suburban Police Officer

2/25/2012 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This entire even should be held on the island of Guam. Security would be easy. 8,000 US Marines would do it but no protestors could get there.

2/25/2012 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't mean to sound gloom and doom but how humiliating will it be if one or more of these leaders get assasinated. Can you imagine the crime scenes?

2/25/2012 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gen Custer's alleged last words:

"But you said the Lakota and the Cheyenne wouldn’t get here
until the 25th. What do you mean, it *is* the 25th?”

2/25/2012 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might as well keep your business open and protect it.
Insurance policies typically do not cover acts of
terrorism or civil disobedience. Our city is so
screwed. Good luck to our men & women in
blue...and the horses too!!

2/25/2012 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If manpower is an issue, why were 3 academy instructors attending the UIC Muslim Students Association Islamic Awareness Week last Friday--on company time???? Oh, yeah....this is the group that plays "Assassin"

http://www.uic-msa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=156:brothers-assassin

2/25/2012 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the past the suburban NIPAS SWAT and moile field force teams handled quite a bit of hoopla on our behalf...

looks like the suburban cops will come to our aid. Thank goodness DTEB is in Darien to help coordinate.

2/25/2012 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack Obama July 17, 2008:
"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s&feature=share)

Rahm Emanuel Feb. 9, 2009 "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." G8/NATO in Chicago will be the perfect crisis venue. It is, after all, Emanuel and Obama's electorate that will be protesting.

Will G8/NATO chaos provide the "crisis" that Emanuel and Obama need to establish Obama's "civilian security force"? Has Chicago been offered up as the sacrificial lamb because Emanuel and Obama exert such control in Chicago? -----By the way, the NAZI SS was a volunteer civilian security force....and the EU agrees:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUCbVUo-w6k

2/25/2012 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the fax messages. The additional 2 day training for 2nd watch officers has been suspended until further notice

2/25/2012 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The rumor about 2nd watch is true so this rumor may be true also. 6 thousand for this detail and then who is going to mind the store???? Lets crunch the numbers shall we. 3 thousand officers left (cause thats all we gots and even not all of those work the street, thanks for not hiring more of us for the safety of everyone especially ALL THE TAX PAYERS), so after that 6 thou you got 3 thou maximum spread out over 23 dist which equals 130.4 officers per district divided over 2 shifts equals 65 officers per 12 hour shift. Now you gots ta figure in medical, iod in that 3 thou which also includes people who work inside and detectives and those who are in units such as geu, fugitive apprehension, narcotics, mass transit, those that work in hq, the front offices, airport officers (we still got em dont we)canine, ummmm who am i leaving out.........asset forfeiture, court officers, desk officers, officers who work city hall, officers who are hidden in places we dont even know about, and ahhhhh yesssssss able bodied officers who have been vanquished to call back. Remember these offices are all counted when manpower numbers are crunched. all of the above are apart of the 3 thousand that are left. Also we have those needed for the presidential detail.

So I guess the 65 per district can be whittled down to about 45 per 12 hour shift which gives us a total of 22 officers per shift per district or 11 two man cars per shift per district if that.

I didnt figure in retirements so that just takes us down even another few hundred and those people who will hit the medical cause they decided to have that long put off surgery done.

Im no cynic but a officer who works and provides safety for others as well as looking out for the safety of my fellow men in blue. The people behind this should have ensured all area's of security and safety when it comes to us who are out on the front line everyday meet the same guidelines as those cough cough dignitaries who are rolling into town. The minimum is manpower. When Iraq was about to be flushed down the toliet in the first few years of the war what did W do, SURGE. Obama did the same with Afghanistan. Manpower is crucial so unless City Govt, ie The Mayor allows the Supe to bring in a helluva lot more outside agencies, big city agencies ala DC when the inaguration of the president takes place then I expect the worse and will prepare for it. I suggest all my fellow officers do the same. See ya out there.

2/25/2012 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears as though the districts are gonna be real light - peoplewise - for about four days in May.

2/25/2012 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Show me what Democracy looks like.....

2/25/2012 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should cancel this damn thing. The city isn't ready, the department is too old and short handed. They slowed hiring down a few years ago and we aren't getting any younger.

2/25/2012 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Help from FEDS Period

2/25/2012 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have been saying since the beginning that the Feds recommended 6000 tier one officers. This is old news.

2/25/2012 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tick, tick, tick, tick, ...

2/25/2012 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The word at HQ is that when Kirby was called on the carpet about our "readiness" she TOTALLY threw little Stevie G under the bus. The Supe is none too happy right now with both of them but mostly with SG. Apparently he blew off a BIG planning meeting last week so he could go out of town for a hockey game.

2/25/2012 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They said on the news tonight that Rahm's buying us 100 new Fords from the local plant.

Too bad we won't have enough people to man them.

2/25/2012 01:15:00 AM

Uh, Rahm isn't giving us anything.
Our taxes, and those of the citizens of Chicago, are being used to purchase much-needed equipment for a much-needed police department.

2/25/2012 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Chuck said...

I hope nobody gets physically hurt, but at the same time I hope there is so much property damage that this is Rahms bloizzard of 79

2/25/2012 08:52:00 AM  
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2/25/2012 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The official season for Communist/Socialist/Progressive thinking radicals begins on 1 May. Occupiers are coming here by the thousands on 1 May, so furloughs, hours, etc. will have to be adjusted long before the actual G8. By the time G8 gets here, CPD will already have been spread thin and worn. Hopefullly, this will end Rahm's reign of terror; even the rubber stamp ouncil will have difficulty defending the expense and lawsuits that are going to result from this.

2/25/2012 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an FYI, the entire United Airlines operations center will relocate to Willis tower the week of May 20. This will be the first time the former Continental group works in Chicago after relocating from Houston. Many are concerned as this is the first time that most of us have worked downtown.
Good luck to you guys this May.

2/25/2012 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'M Light Duty and cannot effect an arrest. This Department can Kiss My ASS. Put me on medical roll, push me to apply for disability. I really don't give a shit.

2/25/2012 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think they realized there would be a shit ton of broken hips!

"help! ive been knocked on my ass by a protester an i CANT GET UP!!"

2/25/2012 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need a guy like "Hog Nuts" to say "fuck him" to Rham

2/25/2012 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did an inventory of my locker, and looked at my helmet. Seriously? I'm pretty sure it saw some action from '68. Seriously?

2/25/2012 04:27:00 AM

If it seen action in '68, you need to retire! NOW!

Theres a whole hell of a lot more to life than this job!

2/25/2012 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One word. DISASTER!

2/25/2012 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"An easy solution would be to call the national guard to help. They have drill weekend that week anyway."

Will they be allowed to have bullets in their weapons, or will they be ordered to place pretty flowers in their rifle barrels?

2/25/2012 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I don't mean to sound gloom and doom but how humiliating will it be if one or more of these leaders get assasinated. Can you imagine the crime scenes?"

That's OK, just don't go burning any korans.

2/25/2012 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMHO G8 better be treated by every Blue shirt as protection of life only. Screw every bit of property and worry about the man next to you! Any Kool aid drinking White shirt who orders otherwise throw him to the wolves.

2/25/2012 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This summit will be so bad...

So bad they will take one of the stars off the city flag...

Rim shot!

2/25/2012 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the xo of 19 is about to be available, let's put him in charge of this shit.

He loves telling everyone how he was the only working cop when he was a blue shirt, and how all his promotions were legit.

The fact his cousin was shortshanks city council floor leader will give him a direct line to tiny dancer, which can only be good for us, cause rahm and gfool really care about the troops.

A nice side benefit would be since he never wears his uniform at work, he will present a warmer, kinder, fuzzier face for the department that the nice protesters would love to see.

Come lead us sir, hope It's one of your good days!!!!

2/25/2012 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Perhaps if Chicago had someone who completed the disaster programs like the Master Exercise Practitioner program given by Homeland Security that every big city sends people to then they would realize the problems."

Perhaps if we had single, competent and experienced exempt, we wouldn't be in this predicament.

2/25/2012 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From 6:29am on 25feb12:

"We are fucked!!! This department is running on bare bones. Most districts that are designated "low crime" have seen a reduction in manpower of 30% to 50% from the year 2000.

This was a very slow process over the years. I remember back in midnights we had two wagons, rapid response cars, a traffic car, 2 to 3 plain clothes cars and all cars manned by two officers. Slowly they reduced manpower around 1997. Do you know why they got away with it? Because we as police officers are dumb as shit. Here is one example, whenever a job that requires two officers to respond, the dumb shit officer responds over the air "I will let you know if I need help". That is just one example."

This poster is exactly right. We really do have to accept some of the blame for the manpower mess. We ALLOW the city to do these things by being "macho". I know that EVERYONE on 2nd Watch does this in my district and I'm sure it's the same across the city. As hard as it is to accept that back-up car and not try to be a Superman, we really should start accepting that back-up car. It's the smart thing to do. In SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS! Think about it.

2/25/2012 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"07:53 Being a police officer puts you in harms way. Thats part of the job. I've seen McCarthy at the hospital for injured police officers and its not for a photo op. He goes out of his way to help them and their families. Some of you don't want to hear that, but its true."

Isn't that what a leader should do? However, merely doing something that you should do does not make one a leader. McCarthy is no leader.

2/25/2012 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the questionairre the city wants you to fill out to get a gas mask for the G8/Nato????! There's a list of questions regarding health problems (ie asthma, etc). If you have any of these health issues, they want you to go see your own physician and get a letter from that doctor stating that you are well enough to wear a gas mask. HAHA are they fucking kidding?!
So here's what the city of chicago is requesting you do if you want a gas mask to protect yourself:

#1) On your own personal time, go see your doctor.

#2) Pay the co-pay for your doctor appt out of your own pocket!

#3) Do all this just so you can go downtown and have shit thrown at you by a bunch of maniacs!

Is there anyone on this dept stupid enough to do this?!?!

If there's anyone out there considering doing this, you better cancel that dr appt and make an appt with a shrink instead!

2/25/2012 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An easy solution would be to call the national guard to help. They have drill weekend that week anyway.

2/25/2012 12:33:00 AM

---

You were never in the military. They take more time planning than we do. They can't just pick up on a moment's notice and go. Plus, if they do participate, they might have a little more training and discipline, but they don't have the street experience and they won't be armed.

2/25/2012 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is talking about closing as many as 11 firehouses. Who knows how many ambulances will be put out of service? What does CFD have about 95-100 engine companies, 55-60 truck companies, and 80 or so ambulances?

-----------------------------------PLEASE close that fire house off of 72nd Exchange!!! They have those loud sirens blaring at night when it is not necessary. Please, be more respectful of the citizens who live on your route to your calls for service because some of us do work. Thanks!!!

2/25/2012 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It gets even better, the CPD airport detail is down to less than 50% of allocated manpower ( wheres that money gone? ) No new equipment in years, radios are junk,
the city is trying to get them to move into a mold filled building, which is already used by aviation police who are in even worse condition.
The you add a thousand guardmen to guard all the aircraft,it gonna be real fun.
By the way, did the US Attorney quitly drop the investigation about the millions is diverted federal funds on order of the white house?

2/25/2012 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time magazines' person of the year was "the protestor." 2011 saw the rise of the occupy wall street movement and the massive Arab Spring movement in the middle east. Chicago is the birth place of the anarchist movement and may day is in, well, may. G8 and NATO are being held jointly in may. The world economy is in ruins. This is going to be a disaster.

2/25/2012 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone mentioned that the city is buying 100 new cars. I wouldn't get too excited about driving one of these puppies. Unless you're a supervisor. Since we've gone to the whole Red, Green, Purple car categories and got rid of having actual cars assigned to the beats, the supervisors take every new car that comes into the district.
If you work in 022, you know what I'm talkin about. The WC on days (from last year, not MR) snatches every new car and puts the keys in his office so only the supervisors can use them. It's actually kind of humorous when you look in the parking lot. Theres like 5 brand new cars that no one gets to use because they're for supervisors only while the silly blueshirts drive around old fuckin beaters with 140,000 miles on them! And I mean these new cars just sit there unused because theres only so many supervisors on the street. So they sit in the lot collecting dust as the crickets chirp. Fuckin CPD lol.

2/25/2012 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
well golly, princess. Surprise, surprise surprise! Shut up PO Pile. You do what your told is best for you!

2/25/2012 01:51:00 AM

Gomer Pile? Are you talking about the A/3 deputy chief?

2/25/2012 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Feds! We only have 7,000-8,000 Sworn Police Officers.Rahm & McCarthy know what the real number is.We do not have the manpower at all. Ballerina & McDrunk are liars and delusional sociopaths.They refuse to deal with the reality of this situation.

2/25/2012 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Feds! We only have 7,000-8,000 Sworn Police Officers.Rahm & McCarthy know what the real number is.We do not have the manpower at all. Ballerina & McDrunk are liars and delusional sociopaths.They refuse to deal with the reality of this situation.

2/25/2012 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous the near north crier said...

"Rumor also has heard they need 80 cars and 160 officers for 2 presidential details and 5 dignitary details, that another 80 cars and 160 PO's. oops. where we gonna get them?"

At least we know what Sgt. Spiro and the Entertainment Detail will be doing for G8. There's more than enough clouted ego hiding in 018 to equal out to 320 officers.

2/25/2012 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tampa police have been training 2x a month for the last 6 months for the RNC.

2/25/2012 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....and it will be all our fault if it goes bad, because June 30 is the expiration of our contract!

Rahm will not let this "crisis" go to waste. Get ready to be slandered up and down in the media all summer long.

The Civic Federation will demand a pound of flesh out of OUR asses.

2/25/2012 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For anyone who wants to do some cursory self-training and assesment for security, as defined by the DOJ and DHS, this link will provide access to all of the DOJ training and recommendation documents:

http://searchjustice.usdoj.gov/search?q=major+events+training+site%3Awww.cops.usdoj.gov+%28site%3Acops.usdoj.gov+%29&sort=date%3AD%3AL%3Ad1&output=xml_no_dtd&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&client=cops_test&proxystylesheet=cops_test&btnG.x=0&btnG.y=0&entqr=3&entqrm=0&ud=1&site=cops_collection

Be safe, ladies and gentlemen, and "

2/25/2012 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like shaved said, they will cancel the g8. They are training us and giving the military the power to arrest US citizens, for when the city goes broke and they can't pay present and future pensions to any city employee. That's what the training is for. - just a theory....

Whaaaaat????? I mean are you serious????!!!! You actually believe that shit you read and wrote. OMG no wonder this world is in the shape its in.

2/25/2012 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Flaming Tutu, McWhiskeyshits, Kirby and everybody else at the controls of this exercise in fuckery are now afraid of being marched to the gallows and dangled in the aftermath of this shit going bad.

We laugh... It looks like The Great Chicago Media & Political War Against The Police and all their concerns is about to spontaneously self disassemble in spectacular fashion right in the faces of those who took up the cause from RMD.

"WAIT! We intentionally set this shit up to hurt The Police! This wasn't supposed to bite US in the ass! We're too important to be held accountable! MOOOMYYYY!"

*Crying... Bladder Voiding & Bowel Emptying as the trap door is opened*

Sic Semper Tyrannis...

De Oppresso Liber...

Veritas Vincit...

Shortshanks?
Ascendo Tuum... Up yours...

Chicago is run by the dirtiest collection of criminal cocksuckers ever assembled at one location in the whole of 6000 years of recorded history.

Hands off the protestors downtown.

Unless they try to hurt a Copper.

Let Rahm make his big money contributor friends whole out of his own pockets for the damages they're going to take.

We get the impression 9.5 & McEgo are too fucking stupid & egotistical to say "Whoa Muthafuckin' Nellie!" on this pending exercise in lunacy.

2/25/2012 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just disband saturation teams, gun teams and Gangs. Shuffle them on paper and presto, another 1000 cops!

2/25/2012 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's your help
From the Feb. 22nd issue of the newspaper the Lombardian ( you can view it online) from the min. of the Feb. 16th 2012 meeting Go to paper on line click on Lombard news and scrool down to view

Approved a resolution to sign an intergovernmental agrement with the national IL. Police alarm system in preparation for any potential impacts of activties related to the upcoming NATO/G8 summits planned for the city in MAY

Lombard has a new RV type command vehicle and don't worry they all have the military type unifomrms and equipment. probably have better equipment than Chicago

2/25/2012 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Cluster Fuck said...

I did hear that PO's and cars will be needed for dignitary escort and motorcade duty and traffic cutoff. Heads of State etc. will be coming here from various airports and will all require motorcades and the requisite traffic cutoffs like when POTUS comes.

2/25/2012 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two Marine Corps Officers murdered in Kabul over the nonsense Koran burning.

Do you think these muslims would mind me wiping my ass with their shit book?

2/25/2012 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stating the obvious, our actions will be taken out of context, used against us by the media and lapped up by the sheep. The only thing we should protect is each other. Let liberal occupied Chicago burn!

2/25/2012 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad idea. All for a selfish legacy.

2/25/2012 01:02:00 AM


......well put and right on...why are so few people hip to this sham? I hate being used. It should make all voters angry.

2/25/2012 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate the lies that our Mayor and McGoof keep telling, we are not ready for this. The are far more resources for the protestors than for the police all together. We are just running this operation with bare bones and that's the honest truth. Our department does everything to burn down officers careers than keeping us ready for this thing. We are looking at decades of lawsuits by professional protesting people who even get paid for this organizing. My point, if they hate Corporate America so much, the quit! shut it all down or move to Canada. Or what about the mid-east, I'm sure they would appreciate their riots better.

2/25/2012 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Now we're hearing that the FEMA guidelines for large scale events with the potential for disorder are being blatantly ignored by those in charge of planning the Department's response to this event."

This should come as no surprise.

The idiots here rarely listen to anyone but themselves.

Previous examples: Booze-Allen, Morale & Stress Survey, etc.

Our folks are smarter than all of 'em.

2/25/2012 01:17:00 AM



Together We Can!

2/25/2012 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Yes...

All manner of Federally imposed standards, safeguards and failsafes were intentionally ignored.

All the principals are scrambling trying to get a re-write of the rule book because they see being on the horns of a plethora of lawsuits regarding the intentional destruction of a Police Department through attrition to achieve political ends and through a series of orchestrated, wanton and cynically neglectful acts; did intentionally and deliberately leave this Police Department fully unable and unprepared to respond to civil unrest resulting in potential severe property damage, personal injury and loss of life.

The Nuremburg declaration of "I was just following Richard Daley's & Rahm Emanuel's orders" must not be used as an affirmative defense.

Defenestration would be a fitting punishment in lieu of a public dangling.

2/25/2012 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor is its cancelled for shitcago! Rahm is not a happy camper!

2/25/2012 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous PillowTalk™ with Leo and Mary said...

Take yourself out of the mix and think elective surgery (penile implant, breast reduction, etc). Get that shit lined up NOW.

2/25/2012 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

---jajajaja!!!! so true.

Anonymous said...
They said on the news tonight that Rahm's buying us 100 new Fords from the local plant.

Too bad we won't have enough people to man them.

2/25/2012 01:15:00 AM

2/25/2012 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now we're hearing that the FEMA guidelines for large scale events with the potential for disorder are being blatantly ignored by those in charge of planning the Department's response to this event."

What the hell do you expect from our run-and-hide Mayor, who put the whole thing in the hands of a bunch of corporate-gabble-talking PR flacks -- leftovers from a failed Olympics committee -- who say that we should not engage in "Doomsday thinking" and advise us to "focus our energies positively."

"This would seem to open the door for liability on the part of the city on a bunch of fronts."

Today's insanity -- being so terrified of "liability" that one rushes uncontrollably, compulsively, into actions that guarantee lawsuits.

Ah, well. Remember --

"Protesters need to eat, too."

--Lou Malnati, owner, Malnati's Pizza


(ABC TV news, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012)

2/25/2012 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if they would un-strip some of the pows who really should get a spanking then maybe we would have a bit more.
And if the IAD/IPRA folks wouldnt sustain cases that shouldnt have been sustained to start with then maybe you wouldnt have to unstrip because lots wouldny have been answering phone calls at 80k/yr.
Im just saying...

2/25/2012 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope that i can obtain more event numbers during the G8? i really want to make the tact team!

2/25/2012 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no way in hell that there will only be 10,000 protesters at this event. But, without going to crazy numbers, doesn't at least double that sound reasonable? If there are 20,000 protesters and only around 3,000 cops AT THE MOST available at the venues, what is going to happen? All fucking hell will break loose, that is what will happen. . .


2/25/2012 12:35:00 AM


And keep in mind that this will not be limited to an 8 hour shift.

2/25/2012 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think narcotic officers might have to shave, get haircuts, and find some uniforms that fit.That should cover 160 officers, but where would they get the 80 cars ????? LOL !!!!!!

2/25/2012 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard P.O. working special collapsed and taken to hospital. Pronounced DOA.

2/25/2012 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A crystal ball predicts light-duty officers processing arrests at a yet undisclosed location! The city had the officer's doctors sign an "application for light duty" that stated that the officer could effect an arrest if necessary. This statement absolves the city of liability if the officer becomes injured. An injury would be treated as an I.O.D.---the same as if the officer was full duty.

2/25/2012 01:35:00 AM


Actually, ALL of IAD was retrained in AIRA last month.

There has been no talk at all about any light duty officer or what their job will be during G8 / Nato Summits

2/25/2012 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This entire even should be held on the island of Guam. Security would be easy. 8,000 US Marines would do it but no protestors could get there.

2/25/2012 06:33:00 AM


----

Fuck Guam ... make it Gnome, Alaska in December.

These honchos don't need to take a vacation ... do your fucking work, have your meeting and get the fuck out.

This bullshit showcasing the city ... you know what, this ain't the Olympics, this is not a spectator sport.

2/25/2012 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My neighbor is an Evanston cop. A church in Evanston is building rooms for Occupy protesters."

--2/25/2012 02:59:00 AM

Oh, yes, undoubtedly the same radical-minister types who get a frisson, a thrill, of "civil disobedience" by concealing illegal aliens, etc.

2/25/2012 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can confirm that all of the above are false and only rumors. Im on one of the planning teams and its false... however, its completely unorganized and I do think as we get closer manpower WILL be a huge issue. The big problem here is that there are numerous planning teams working on the entire summit. Nobody knows what the other people are doing.. and once a team comes up with a plan to solve a problem a boss comes along and doesnt like it because its not their idea... which puts it all back to square one.. then you come up with a half assed plan that a boss(who has never worked the street) wants and it conflicts with a plan of another team for another aspect of the summit. Trust me when I say this, if the sgts, lts and commanders involved in the planning dont get their shit together we will never get anything accomplished and this whole thing will be a disaster. I actually am starting to get extremly nervous about it.. there is no solid plan yet for anything. Transportation to and from the summit, routes, airport travel, protection on off times, entrance nothing.. there have been numerous plans brought to the table that work and are simple enough to solve the problems and several know it all sgts chime in and tell everyone how better of an idea they have and it ends up not working out at all.. back to square one. Not a good thing....

2/25/2012 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Thanx to Sgt.S and the 016th District for responding to a Burglary in progress at Pyramid....

Its great to know that their are great people standing between us and the Savages.....

Just A Citizen

2/25/2012 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well some of the detail security detail work can likely be offloaded on to the State Police.

As others have mentioned the logical thing would be to bolster the actually numbers in the street with National Guard. However for some reason I imagine that Rahm is going to end up renting police officers from other departments all over the state. A dozen here, twenty there, etc. You end up paying overtime to a while bunch of officers with a bunch of varying equipment and not much in terms of a central command structure. At least what is what Detroit does for the larger events.

The other question, any rumors of TSA VIPR Teams? They showed en masse for the Detroit Autoshow. They're annoying assholes who seem to thing their Navy SEALS and everyone with a bulky bag is the next Unibomber, but they can at least put uniformed personnel at the transit stations and on mass transit. Lets transit police be shifted elsewhere for whatever small comfort that gets you.

They're almost more trouble than they are worth though. At the Auto Show they were screaming at people to empty the trains faster. So basically the People Mover pulls in to a station we had this "highly trained" TSA Clown wearing a bullet proof vest and urban camo screaming "Exit to the left. Exit now!" at a bunch of families who were here to see cars. Including one incident where a family of four wanted to ride to the next station since their car was parked there, but the TSA wanted everyone off the train. Not to sweep it or anything, just that their security protocol said the train had to empty out here and the family to get off and go get in the back of the line to keep moving down the rail system. It made no sense only served to make the crowd hostile to all the LEOs.

Oh their highly trained bomb sniffing dog knocked down a little girl to get at her granola bar. Handler was on her cell phone so the dog just goes for the food. What a shit show. I pity anyone who gets stuck with a VIPR Team.

2/25/2012 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for me, I've scheduled elective surgery I've been putting off for the first week of May. You guys have fun. I'll be sitting in my recliner with a fresh supply of snacks, monitoring your every move on my wide screen.

2/25/2012 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My neighbor is an Evanston cop. A church in Evanston is building rooms for Occupy protesters.

2/25/2012 02:59:00 AM
.................

..which church????

2/25/2012 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we will build a copy of rock ridge. Right down to Howard Johnson's ice cream.

2/25/2012 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard 32r had custom made turtle gear and can't move in it!

2/25/2012 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hundreds of thousands of protesters is more like it. Search the web. See how many groups are coming for the month of May. Then, do the math. Easily hundreds of thousands. Fucking Rahm and McCarthy are such idiots. The police know the truth, time for the public to know the truth.

2/25/2012 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the scapegoat in all of this will be the carpetbagger from the big apple. Enjoy your new job after this disaster is over.

2/25/2012 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will be it for CPD. This entire G8 mess will be a disaster. Get ready for some OT

2/25/2012 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is only approximately 2,800 teir 1 officers and devide that by 1/2 each pulling a long 12 hr shift on the concrete getting mother fucked and spit at. hmm! 1,400 officers on the front lines vs say 150,000 plus angry fucks. yeah, those are great odds.

2/25/2012 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This entire event should be held on the Island of Guam. Security would be easy. 8,000 US Marines would do it but no protestors could get there.
---------------------------------
They cant have it on Guam... It Will Capsize!! LOL

Check out this Idiot Politician who stated this would Happen...

copy paste the link below!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg

2/25/2012 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just finished running 5 miles and doing an intense session of CrossFit. These protesters ain't got $hit on me. Come get some MoFo's.....

Move Back, Move Back

Aldo Raine
(1st Tier Specialist)

2/25/2012 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sneed says Mcdickhead is asking for 350 coppers from departments throughout the state. What a cluster fuck this will be

2/25/2012 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well that's it I guess we'll just have to bring in the IDF from Rahm's old unit --
what else can we do..??

Of course that means all that federal summit aid money will then go to the outside OUT OS STATE security contractors and will therefore not trickle down here right?

They're just creating a crisis they can use that's all.

2/25/2012 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just went to an event hosted by the Illinois Tactical Officer's Association entitled Law Enforcement Response To Civil Disorder. I was one of only a dozen CPD officers that came out. The presenters were veterens of Seattle and epert witnesses for events that happened all over the world. The videos showed how less lethal force ecerised by trained officers restores order and reduces the injuries for everybody involved. About 300 other officers from all over the state were there. The common lament was how Chicago was not reaching out to them or keeping them informed as to what the plan was going to be. The presenter pointed out that when Chicago eventually does call for mutual aid- and they will- all of you will answer the call because we are all the police. In the meantime, everybody needs to start planning for what is to come, And it will not be pretty!

2/25/2012 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough already!!!!!!!

2/25/2012 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the written IAP for the event
(Incident Action Plan for the uninformed/untrained)
In the IAP should be among many other forms are the Communications Plan, the Medical Plan, Incident Objectives, Resources, etc
Hopefully they are past the fancy cover page by now....

2/25/2012 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rahm thinks he's the Mayor of the world. He really took a page right out of Daley's play book the other day when he trotted out his wife so the press could do a fluff piece just when Rahm hate was at a fever pitch. He's running out of cards..."

--2/25/2012 06:30:00 AM

You know, for as far back as I can remember it has been part of gentlemanly behavior -- noticeably here on SCC too -- "not to go after a guy's family, no matter what he himself may have pulled."

Fair enough -- but when you see people who trot out their own wives and children as stage props in a political game, all bets are off.

I mean, we can at least point out what's in plain sight.

Boy, is this ever true. You noticed how criminal Daley eased himself out of office on a cloud of Maggie...and was gone.

As I say, psychopaths.

www.cassiopaea.com/cassiopaea/psychopath.htm

2/25/2012 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what's ironic about the G8 summit?

Here we are being told on how this summit is going to attract money and business to Chicago.

Meanwhile, this very weekend down in Mexico City the G-20 is meeting and they are all trying to build a firewall around the Euro Debt crisis that was created by the banks.

Greece is going down, Portugal is next, Spain and Italy is in trouble...they are all implementing austerity programs, spending cuts that are resulting in riots, protest and strikes. Yeah the G20 is in a panic trying to firewall all that in.

So I ask you.

Where the hell is this money going to come from that all these international communities are going to be doing business in Chicago with? Where? They are all up to their eyeballs in debt with talks of defaults because there people are not willing to take the taxing and job cuts anymore. Greece is in debt for an entire generation of poverty. Portugal and Spain are right behind.

There will be no windfall profits for Chicago from this mess. Everyone is broke! So what are we doing it for?

2/25/2012 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Irving and Sawyer said...

Just send 1720R out there, he will straighten those protesters out! Just ask him.....

2/25/2012 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not worried at all. I'm getting a "refresher course" sometime before May. I'll be fully trained! Yipee!

2/25/2012 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the official City of Chicago web site for G8/NATO.

http://www.chicagog8nato.org/

You will note that it is entirely free of content.

"In the months ahead, the Host Committee will be working with the city's business, civic and philanthropic groups to organize events..."

THERE ARE NO "MONTHS AHEAD."

This is right on top of us -- and the idiots are just beginning to fumble at the process of ordering riot gear.

What will be CTA detours, street closures, etc?

Who knows?

After all, the whole thing has been left in the hands of leftover public relations flacks from the failed Olympics bid -- not any sort of planners.

2/25/2012 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm Emanuel/Gerry McCarthy....
Dumb/Dumber....Who is who?
http://youtu.be/RxBfZQLTCcI

2/25/2012 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city of Chicago and its election of a Socialist dictator is an experiment initiated by Obama/Emmanuel/Axlerod to see how far the working class of America can be exploited. What happens here will be a barometer for how far they can go with the rest of the country. They continue to ignore the will of the people and will do so until the American people say enough is enough. Once this happens there is two usual responses, fight or flight. What will you do when you're backed into a corner? When your mortgage is upside down to the point where you have to just walk away from your home because the bankers created a housing bubble and when it imploded we, The American People were forced into servitude by making the banker’s whole on their losses so that they can continue to loan us money, our own money. If the American people fell for this scam they will fall for anything. The Obama administration has not sent one individual to jail for the biggest conspiracy ever perpetrated against the American People. These same people who profited from this conspiracy share something with the common criminals and the entitlement thieves, they are above the law. The only difference is the one percenter’s steal on a much larger scale. The entitlement thieves and the 1% of the richest people in this country have another thing in common. They continue to see increases in their bottom line while the working class continues to see its bottom line eroded. In what other country does you're refusal to work for a living and mere existences entitle you to be supported by the working tax paying citizens. The American People have given up on the Executive, Judicial and certainly the Legislative branches of government. Taxation without representation is the order of the day. The American people are enslaved to the United States Government. The American people have given up on the election process and the politicians know it. Below is a description of Vince Flynn's FICTIONAL work "Term Limits” that was published in 1997. Taking America Back...One politician at a time.
"In one bloody night, three of Washington's most powerful politicians are executed with surgical precision. Their assassins then deliver a shocking ultimatum to the American Government: set aside partisan politics and restore power to the people. No one, they warn, is out of their reach-not even the president. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals the killers are elite military commandos, but no one knows exactly who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O'Rourke, a former U.S. Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country's future..." Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired of this Socialist experiment yet? How long do you think it will take fiction to become reality? Bueller, anyone, Bueller. Class Dismissed.

2/25/2012 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc, O.T. We all like to bash lawyers, but program called wills for heros is a group of attorneys who volunteer to create a will for police and their spouses. Their friendly and profession. Next session is in April in media room at HQ

2/25/2012 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Barrett Moranu said...

Why would an idiot mayor and city officials host this event if they didn't have the needed amount of coppers or money to deal with this, oops! I forgot Emanuel has plenty of tax money to play with especially when the econmy is crap and unemployment is growing under a communist administration.

2/25/2012 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hating Rahm is at an all time high and the little dictator knows it. I say that we use the months of March and April to stir up enough shit with a march on City Hall and his residence. Let the rest of the nation see how much we all hate this bastard. Also remember that a vote for Obama is a vote for Rahm.

2/25/2012 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard 1861 and 1860 had a blow out about who was more incompetent. 1860 won after he brought up about 1861 taking the prisoner out of lock up without the watch commanders permission.

you can only say " oh, i haven't done that in a while" or "i forgot how to do that" so many times before the people that work for you start to realize that A) you've never done any real police work before and B) you ARE completely full of shit.

2/25/2012 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A crystal ball predicts light-duty officers processing arrests at a yet undisclosed location! The city had the officer's doctors sign an "application for light duty" that stated that the officer could effect an arrest if necessary. This statement absolves the city of liability if the officer becomes injured. An injury would be treated as an I.O.D.---the same as if the officer was full duty.

2/25/2012 01:35:00 AM
Mostly false. I could see limited duty doing paperwork but the rest is nonsense. There is no light duty, only limited, and the active resistor clause is not in writing- it is at the discretion of human resources and the incompetent cpd dr armijand.

Callback ranger.

2/25/2012 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This entire even should be held on the island of Guam. Security would be easy. 8,000 US Marines would do it but no protestors could get there.

2/25/2012 06:33:00 AM

It might tip over

2/25/2012 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"While the summits themselves will be closed to the public...[they] offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...to witness world leaders working together to address global challenges."

http://www.chicagog8nato.org/

Uh...run that past me again?

2/25/2012 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the Anarchists..NATO/G8 is a big juicy target for the Islamic Nut-Jobs..Most them are allied or controlled by The Iranian Qods Forces or the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence & National Security..
----------------------

You are a smart individual! I'm not concerned with silly kid protectors, I'm concerned with the potential for terror attacks. Terror attacks are generally symbolic in nature and what better place to send a sign of weakness! "All the security and you still couldn't protect your leaders or people" Cross your fingers and hope for the best!!!

2/25/2012 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"[McCarthy}...goes out of his way to pander to the St. Sabina crowd..."

--2/25/2012 04:38:00 AM

It seems like he stopped off there on the way from the airport, before he even saw his new office.

That's when we knew...

2/25/2012 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On top of everything else "crosstown classic" is happening at Wrigley at the same time. City planning's stupidity just keeps growing. Police presence is needed there as well. Hire some damn cops already! And God bless the family of the officer that passed away while on duty.

2/25/2012 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical department misdirection/ineptitude.
We'll have come full circle and they'll be back to having 3rd watch as Tier 2 again.

2/25/2012 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raccoon Eyes bent you guys over the table again.

2/25/2012 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Watch Commander? said...

Heard 1861 and 1860 had a blow out about who was more incompetent. 1860 won after he brought up about 1861 taking the prisoner out of lock up without the watch commanders permission.

2/25/2012 12:58:00 AM

------

Hey pal...

There IS NO MORE WATCH COMMANDER

2/25/2012 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't mean to sound gloom and doom but how humiliating will it be if one or more of these leaders get assasinated. Can you imagine the crime scenes?

2/25/2012 06:36:00 AM




humiliating is not the word i would use.




Chalkie

2/25/2012 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if we pull Burke's and former mayor Daley's security detail that should alleviate some of the manpower shortages.

2/25/2012 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be nice to believe the bosses and intelligence have been paying attention to the fairly significant internet chatter for anarchists,occupiers and other protestors to descend on the city to recreate '68 and to change that outcome with a kick off on the traditional socialist celebratory day of 1 May thru 31May. The "retired" professor and his wife have made some new friends involving themselves in the mideast and "flotilla" movement and have been interacting with the "occupiers". Further, the occupy organizers are calling for a midwest summit(probable planning/training session) in St.Louis in mid-March--the response and numbers to it would have some indication of what's in store for Chi-town. The feds will take care of their charges sucking in whatever resources they deem necessary for their job and the city will be left to fend for itself. Pre-plan and take care of the family and if things go '68back each other in the field as there might be a lag in strategy and resources while bosses "study" setbacks. May have to dig up the 'ol man who didn't like anyone messing up his city

2/25/2012 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senior Suburban Cop says: Not me I aint going. Good Luck Boys and stay safe.

2/25/2012 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NIAPAS cant go there is no money for Overtime

2/25/2012 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and the management must be taking notes from Chris Angels illusion tricks, i'm sure some how 4000 officers will look like 1 million come on the day of G8...1 big mirror and many card board box cut outs and a few manequins in the front line will make us look like a million troops!

2/25/2012 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's green and lays in the grass boys?
Gomer's pile.

2/25/2012 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets have all the reverands, J. Jackson and rainbow push, St. Sabina, seize fire and all the fake churches around the state be tier 1 and 2 and whole the line. Call us up when its over so we can start on the billion dollars in criminal damage reports we need to give out to all downtown businesses.

2/25/2012 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It gets even better, the CPD airport detail is down to less than 50% of allocated manpower ( wheres that money gone? ) No new equipment in years, radios are junk,
the city is trying to get them to move into a mold filled building, which is already used by aviation police who are in even worse condition.
The you add a thousand guardmen to guard all the aircraft,it gonna be real fun.
By the way, did the US Attorney quitly drop the investigation about the millions is diverted federal funds on order of the white house?


yeah that really blows... but then I read that you work at the airports and I had no sympathy for you. Lets not forget, you work at the airport... No matter what happens, you have NOTHING TO CRY ABOUT!!! I would kill to work at the airport, yet some clout hacks always have something to cry about.. did you forget what its like to push a beat car for 8hrs in the ghetto???? Or have you even worked in the ghetto, or in a beat car for that matter??? Im guessing you didnt.

2/25/2012 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debby Kirby will screw this up and get promoted by throwing Georgas under the bus. Watch and see... Perhaps they can get Radke, Folliard and McCarthy back to get a muzzle on this fiasco.

2/25/2012 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to say it but Daley and J. Weiss we miss u!

2/25/2012 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Box chevy phantom,

Your writing leaves a lot to be desired. While you seem to feel good about your expansive vocabulary and your endless quotes and metaphors, it is exhausting to try to wade through the muck you write. Try to tighten it up, maybe more people will read your comments.

2/25/2012 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for me, I've scheduled elective surgery I've been putting off for the first week of May. You guys have fun. I'll be sitting in my recliner with a fresh supply of snacks, monitoring your every move on my wide screen.

2/25/2012 01:16:00 PM

Nice way to fuck your fellow officers idiot. Then brag about it. I hope the roof falls on you.

2/25/2012 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the new guy beefing about the new cars used by supervisors, lighten up. You obviously weren't around when every new car went to the field Lt. Then when another came in the field Lt. Got it then the next worse supervisors car was replaced with that one and son on to replacing the beat cars. I wouldn't worry too much though, these new cars seem way tooo small, that if your over 5'11" you will have a problem with these new interceptors.

2/25/2012 06:27:00 PM  
Blogger Frank Drebin said...

we will build a copy of rock ridge. Right down to Howard Johnson's ice cream.

2/25/2012 01:33:00 PM

ROTFLMAO!

Don't forget to build the toll plaza to slow down the anarchists, occupy, deadbeats, pissed off vegans, and anyone else who is coming to burn down Chicago!

2/25/2012 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to our men & women in
blue...and the horses too!!

2/25/2012 07:14:00 AM

Don't forget the dogs also.

2/25/2012 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debby Kirby will screw this up and get promoted by throwing Georgas under the bus. Watch and see... Perhaps they can get Radke, Folliard and McCarthy back to get a muzzle on this fiasco.

Yeah. Great. Two drunks and a guy who never met a job he didn't like.

2/25/2012 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Protesters need to eat, too."

--Lou Malnati, owner, Malnati's Pizza

(ABC TV news, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012)

I wouldn't eat a pizza from that hair-lipped jag off if he gave it to me.

Lou Malnati's Pizza is for northsiders who can't find a decent one and out-of-towners who win Chicago playoff bets.

2/25/2012 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Georgas and Kirby are in a power struggle!

2/25/2012 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chalkie, would say nice shot

2/25/2012 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the past the suburban NIPAS SWAT and moile field force teams handled quite a bit of hoopla on our behalf...

looks like the suburban cops will come to our aid. Thank goodness DTEB is in Darien to help coordinate.

2/25/2012 07:41:00 AM

Thats a fact,orders are already in.

2/25/2012 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget. Sox at cubs 18-20 may which always takes extra police

2/25/2012 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Box chevy phantom,

Your writing leaves a lot to be desired. While you seem to feel good about your expansive vocabulary and your endless quotes and metaphors, it is exhausting to try to wade through the muck you write. Try to tighten it up, maybe more people will read your comments.

2/25/2012 06:04:00 PM

Amen. I stopped reading his comments a long time ago. If he just shortened them up a little, more people might actually read it.

Wading through all the crap gets tiring.

2/25/2012 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Show me what Democracy looks like.....

2/25/2012 08:12:00 AM

Treat these pricks like its 1968,in two days they will be happy to leave.

2/25/2012 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the past the suburban NIPAS SWAT and moile field force teams handled quite a bit of hoopla on our behalf...

looks like the suburban cops will come to our aid. Thank goodness DTEB is in Darien to help coordinate.

2/25/2012 07:41:00 AM

Thats a fact,orders are already in.

2/25/2012 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shots fired at police in 016, Higgins and Natoma,
2, male 4's. Still wanted, area gang cars, 017 district cars, saturation cars, K9 and chopper all looking.

Thanks Daley and Rahm for deballing the CPD.
I know, let them eat cake.

2/25/2012 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point about call back people. Give them their shit back and let them back to do what they are being paid 80k to do! POLICE!

2/25/2012 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE close that fire house off of 72nd Exchange!!! They have those loud sirens blaring at night when it is not necessary. Please, be more respectful of the citizens who live on your route to your calls for service because some of us do work. Thanks!!!

2/25/2012 10:27:00 AM

What in the world are you talking about? I work in 003. None of that is true. On top of that they're a great group of guys. Maybe you should go and pay them a visit and say thanks instead of being an asshole?

You should be more worried about the random gun fire instead of fucking sirens.

2/25/2012 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I just finished running 5 miles and doing an intense session of CrossFit. These protesters ain't got $hit on me. Come get some MoFo's.....

Move Back, Move Back

Aldo Raine
(1st Tier Specialist)

2/25/2012 02:01:00 PM



Brilliant. You will soon learn more than you ever wanted to know about Federal Court, lawsuits, the Corp Counsel's office etc.

By the way, do you know what Loevy and Loevy's motto it? It is "Get Some"

With all you muscled up hard chargers, I ought to coast right on through. I've been through this type of shit before and I want no part of it.

Now go get 'em.

2/25/2012 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I did an inventory of my locker, and looked at my helmet. Seriously? I'm pretty sure it saw some action from '68. Seriously?

2/25/2012 04:27:00 AM

If it seen action in '68, you need to retire! NOW!

2/25/2012 09:43:00 AM


There is no one left on the job who saw action in 1968. That was 44 years ago. Even if they came on at age 20, which was done then, that would make them 64 now. Nope, all gone.

2/25/2012 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

016 shooting, one offender in custody, found hiding on 5300 block north Normandy.

Great Job by all units, persitance paid off,,

2/25/2012 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My shield is cracked. I also need prescription face mask because I wear glasses. I have gotten nothing but the run around from the dept. Anyone out there with info. Thank you

2/25/2012 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Detective Division has had NO training yet for G8. And yes a fax msg came out today 2nd watch training has been suspended

2/25/2012 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

re: any class action suit....how does one jump on it...?

AND

If this disaster is imminent and the mandated need is not met but someone is trying to hide the facts and leaving us short or under staffed even mis trained or unequipped.

CAN someone find a legal angle here to go after the city or someone for the good of all our PAIN AND SUFFERING in the stress of this matter (this of course based on not even knowing how the end result may be....)

We can all attest to the terrible planning, training, lack of equipment and disregard for our safety as so deemed by the Command or powers above them.

Come on someone file something so we can all sign and cover ourselves in advance of this fiasco....

3 bars
Then can something be legally

2/25/2012 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to say it but Daley and J. Weiss we miss u!

2/25/2012 05:45:00 PM
--
Unless you've got a mouse in your pocket, you're alone in that sentiment. Nobody with a brain in their head misses either one of them.

2/25/2012 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Box chevy phantom,

Your writing leaves a lot to be desired. While you seem to feel good about your expansive vocabulary and your endless quotes and metaphors, it is exhausting to try to wade through the muck you write. Try to tighten it up, maybe more people will read your comments.

2/25/2012 06:04:00 PM
--
Simple solution. I just skip anything entitled Box Chevy Phantom.

2/25/2012 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

835pm

How you spell gullible?

2/25/2012 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is talking about closing as many as 11 firehouses. Who knows how many ambulances will be put out of service? What does CFD have about 95-100 engine companies, 55-60 truck companies, and 80 or so ambulances?

-----------------------------------PLEASE close that fire house off of 72nd Exchange!!! They have those loud sirens blaring at night when it is not necessary. Please, be more respectful of the citizens who live on your route to your calls for service because some of us do work. Thanks!!!
---------------------------------

Is this anything like when people move next to the airport then complain about airplane noise?

2/25/2012 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLEASE close that fire house off of 72nd Exchange!!! They have those loud sirens blaring at night when it is not necessary. Please, be more respectful of the citizens who live on your route to your calls for service because some of us do work. Thanks!!!

2/25/2012 10:27:00 AM

What in the world are you talking about? I work in 003. None of that is true. On top of that they're a great group of guys. Maybe you should go and pay them a visit and say thanks instead of being an asshole?

You should be more worried about the random gun fire instead of fucking sirens.

003 PO - Thank you for the compliments and sticking up for us.

I hope the person who wrote the above comment was saying so in jest. If not, he/she is VERY misinformed and naive. Closing that house or any in that area would be INSANE considering the call volume and that all 3 rigs at that house in particular (truck engine and ambo) run alot. Hopefully, no firehouses will be closed. Same goes for police stations. Only time will tell.....

2/25/2012 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Box chevy phantom,

Your writing leaves a lot to be desired. While you seem to feel good about your expansive vocabulary and your endless quotes and metaphors, it is exhausting to try to wade through the muck you write. Try to tighten it up, maybe more people will read your comments.

2/25/2012 06:04:00 PM
--
Simple solution. I just skip anything entitled Box Chevy Phantom.

2/25/2012 09:43:00 PM


I thought it was just me....Does anyone read and like this guys posts??Let me guess he's the same guy who's babbling on the radio all day long when a simple code would work.

2/25/2012 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous E.A.Pressley said...

Or have you even worked in the ghetto, or in a beat car for that matter??? Im guessing you didnt.

2/25/2012 05:44:00 PM
**************************

...and his Momma cried....

2/25/2012 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
On top of everything else "crosstown classic" is happening at Wrigley at the same time. City planning's stupidity just keeps growing. Police presence is needed there as well. Hire some damn cops already! And God bless the family of the officer that passed away while on duty.

2/25/2012 03:58:00 PM

The NBA playoffs start April 28.

2/25/2012 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I did an inventory of my locker, and looked at my helmet. Seriously? I'm pretty sure it saw some action from '68. Seriously?

2/25/2012 04:27:00 AM

If it seen action in '68, you need to retire! NOW!

2/25/2012 09:43:00 AM


There is no one left on the job who saw action in 1968. That was 44 years ago. Even if they came on at age 20, which was done then, that would make them 64 now. Nope, all gone.

2/25/2012 08:41:00 PM

Hey Dumbshit---

I was issued my helmet in '86==it was beat to hell when I got it--I didn't see action in '68, but wouldn't put it past my helmet!!!! For the love of God, pay attention!

2/25/2012 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Georgas is 10 times smarter than Kirby. She may have thrown him under the bus but she will pay for it the rest of her thim on this job he dont foeget.

2/25/2012 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a little more to being assigned to a dignitary detail then just driving a car, first off this city FUCKED UP big time when they phased out MSF, there were holdeover guys from SOS that were and still are State Certified in Dignitary protection, Back in the day ,and I'm not talking 3 yrs ago, the Intellignece section was theconly ones doing dignitary details, Since the End of MSF, Traffic has been doing these dtails, even officers from CPIC, all who are not trained and have none experience. When we had the Forum here about 4 yrs ago, Streets and Sans had guys in white vans driving people all over the place, Besides that, have you seen the condition of our unmarked cars. This G8 stuff is going to highlight our city with embarrasement,we will be the laughing stock of the country. Doomsday forever, move over DETROIT, we are coming to take your Crown.

2/25/2012 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHOTS FIRED AT POLICE IN 16..... 16 is really going to shit

2/25/2012 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE:
Debby Kirby will screw this up and get promoted by throwing Georgas under the bus. Watch and see... Perhaps they can get Radke, Folliard and McCarthy back to get a muzzle on this fiasco.

Amen Brother, AMEN!!!!

2/25/2012 11:28:00 PM  

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