Wednesday, March 14, 2012

General Order 09-01-06

A new General Order was issued a few days ago of special interest to many of our readers as it's been discussed in the comment sections here and there. Shaved posted the text in its entirety and we've exchanged a few e-mails over the intent of the order. It seems pretty straightforward - a reiteration of existing rules and a backdoor attack on police blogs.

Sections I, II and III describe Purpose, Scope and Policy and make a Civics 101 observation we'll address later:
  • Department members have a constitutional right to express their views under the First Amendment. However, Department members may be subject to discipline for violating the provisions of this directive. Any social media participation made pursuant to a Department member's official duties is not considered protected speech under the First Amendment.
The bolded sentence is important. Remember it.

Section IV is where it gets interesting:
  • IV. Department Social Media Outlets

    A. Procedures

    1. All Department social media outlets shall be approved by the Superintendent or his or her designee and shall be administered by Public Safety Information Technology (PSIT).

    2. The use of Department computers by Department members to access any social media outlets is prohibited absent prior supervisory approval.

    3. Social media content shall adhere to applicable laws, the Rules and Regulations of the Chicago Police Department, and any relevant Department policies, including all information technology and records management policies.

    a. Department records retention schedules shall apply to social media content.

    b. Content is subject to Local Records Act (50 ILCS 205/1).

    c. Content must be managed, stored, and retrievable in compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1) and any relevant Department directives.

IV-A-1 pretty much covers the "Department social media outlets." That would be the Department Facebook account, ChicagoPolice.org and similar constructs. We don't know if the Department has a Twitter account, but we wouldn't follow it anyway.

IV-A-2 covers Department computers, none of which we use for our efforts.

IV-A-3a, b and c all apply to "Department social media outlets." Again, not our concern.

  • B. Department members authorized to administer Department social media outlets shall:

    1. conduct themselves at all times as representatives of the Department and, accordingly, shall adhere to applicable Department Rules and Regulations and Department directives.

    2. not make statements indicating the guilt or innocence of any suspect or arrestee, or comments concerning pending prosecutions.

    3. not post, transmit, or otherwise disseminate confidential information related to Department training, activities, or on-going investigations without express written permission.

    4. comply with all copyright, trademark, and service mark restrictions in posting materials to electronic media.

    5. not use personally owned devices to manage the Department's social media activities without proper approval.

    6. ensure that all relevant privacy protections are maintained.

All of Section B appears to apply directly to the previously mentioned "Department social media outlets" and this makes sense. In an official capacity, comments should be measured and not compromise investigations. Someone shouldn't go in front the media after a police shooting and make statements like "This officer shouldn't have been on the street" or "this shooting is questionable in nature" or words to that effect. Something like that could jeopardize an officer's due process or taint a jury pool or even put the City on the hook for tens of millions of dollars, right?

Section V gives us pause, however:

  • V. Department Members' Personal Use of Social Media Outlets

Here is where the Department once again attempts to regulate off-duty behavior. This is troubling because in Section III, the Department acknowledges the Constitutional Right and then attempts to walk all over it in Section V, conveniently forgetting that they previously stated it applies only to social media participation pursuant to official duties.

  • A. When using social media, Department members should be mindful that their communications become part of the worldwide electronic public domain. Department members should be aware that privacy settings and social media sites are subject to constant modifications, and they should never assume that personal information posted on such sites is protected or secure.

Um, duh? The internet is forever, as evidenced by that Saint Sabina recording where McStreetlights told everyone that guns are racist while he traipses through crime scenes getting brass stuck in his shoes. Phleger's webmaster tried to take that piece of video down but failed miserably.

  • B. Department members should expect that any information that they create, transmit, download, exchange, or discuss that is available online in a public forum may be accessed by the Department without prior notice.

We'll call this the "We are spying on you right now" section. For all you Facebook, Twitter, got-to-update-everyone people, the Department is watching some way, somehow. Maybe you didn't change all your security settings. Maybe you "friended" someone you shouldn't have. We have two stories about Facebook users who had their pages trolled by bosses. In one, the white shirt forwarded a funny photo to the commander in an attempt to get an officer in trouble, (this white shirt was investigated for his own blogging, by the way). In the other, the white shirt initiated a CR number against an officer for an another amusing photo (amazingly, this white shirt herself posted photos of a crime scene where a little boy got crushed by an airplane which subjected her to months of ridicule on the blog). Two-faced bosses undisciplined by the Department, yet free to run amok themselves.

  • C. Department members are prohibited from posting, displaying, or transmitting:

    1. any communications that discredit or reflect poorly on the Department, its missions or goals.

C-1 is the catch-all "Anti-Blogging Rule"

  • 2. content that is disparaging to a person or group based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

C-2 is the "Shaved Rule"

  • 3. Department information, records, documents, video recordings, audio recordings, or photographs to which they have access as a result of their employment without the written permission from the Office of News Affairs or the Office of the Superintendent.

C-3 is "Crime Scene Photos Rule" or "Unauthorized Case Reports Rule" or "The Hitney Special Rule" (unenforced if you're heavy enough)

  • 4. any references to any other Department member's employment by the Department without that person's consent.

C-4 is the "Fight Club Rule"

  • 5. any intellectual property of the Department or the City of Chicago without the specific authorization of the Superintendent or his or her designee. Department or City of Chicago intellectual property includes but is not limited to logos, uniforms, official photographs, audio/video files, or any text documents (paper or electronic).
C-5 is the "You Better Type It Out By Hand Rule."

The only one of these that concerns us is C-1, and to that end we are waiving our rule to never speak of our members, our assignments, our work history in anything but the most general terms lest we provide Barb West and her ilk with a starting point for their next witch hunt.

To wit: One of our members recently retired from the Department. You may or may not have read their name in the FOP newsletter depending on how far behind they are. For all Department-related postings that involve photos, logos, audio/video files, and text documents, along with pointed commentary on the stupidity of policies, procedures and individual bosses who are public figures by virtue of being named Command Staff, they will post it on behalf of the readership.

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157 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to go on record that any post coming from this IP address is being submitted by a wife of a department member and not the department member. I would also like to put the department on notice that any violation of the first amendment or the city of Chicagos rules for initiating a first amendment investigation will result in a lawsuit seeking punitive damages from all the parties involcved and those parties supervisors. That being said Mcjersey shore is a failure the department is criticaly short staffed and the exempt staff is a bunch of clout heavy imbred morons that can not effectivley run a police department

3/14/2012 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

COMMUNIST BS
Fuk these people Do nothing

3/14/2012 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Social media" is a new buzzword for "interactive" orgy-room stuff like F___book, where everything you do goes to twenty other places. Download something somewhere, everyone on F___book finds out about it.

"Web sites" have existed for decades now. Some of them don't even allow comments -- like sites owned by Chicago news media when things get too close to the truth.

3/14/2012 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you got a subsection in a G.O. that just about targets this blog specifically. you can bet I.P. addresses are/can/will be logged and pulled on request to tie in each post down to the byte of info. Mayor version 9.5 is gunning for you SCC make no mistake about it.. Your little insignificant blog cost him (in part) the G8. Forewarned is unflatlined. Practice safe blogging.

3/14/2012 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A review of Sadam Hussain's policies is in order."

This quote from the past not originated by me, may have updated meaning.

3/14/2012 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or any other protected class.



Are white shirts a "protected class"??

3/14/2012 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

city keeps on taking and taking but when a p.o says anything other say you signed up for it but those are also the same p.o's that benefit, when a few people stand up against the city...

3/14/2012 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

communist city of chicago..

3/14/2012 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our commander's secretaries, all 4 of them, spend most of their 5-6 hour day on Facebook. Does this mean they shouldn't do that anymore?

3/14/2012 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C. Department members are prohibited from posting, displaying, or transmitting:

1. any communications that discredit or reflect poorly on the Department, its missions or goals.

C-1 is the catch-all "Anti-Blogging Rule"

2. content that is disparaging to a person or group based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.


As a private citizen you still retain the right to pretty much say anything regarding the government. I would have hoped that police brass would have run this by some of the lawyer types before committing this to policy.

As to 'protected class' that in and of itself seems to imply that some people are worth more to society than are others. Seems discriminatory if you aren't a member of said 'protected class.'

3/14/2012 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to me to be carefully worded to suggest that they can control your off duty uses of such media without actually saying so.

I have no doubt that there will be coppers who will get in trouble for what they post about their employers. there already have been, just as there are a lot of people working for other employers who have gotten in trouble for what they posted.

look at the teacher that got fired (and eventually rehired) for her posts regarding the true nature of some of her students.

not a cop

3/14/2012 02:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc, Just paranoia here. But if WE post something on this site can the department find out? I keep hearing that everything can be subpoenaed. If true, If I post something on your site, the department initiates a cr or criminal investigation can my IP address be found on your site... Or if a Judge orders that the IP address is given up does that go through you or blogger and how are WE protected from voicing what we want on your site.. Thanks!

3/14/2012 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ill just use my kids computer its not in my house

3/14/2012 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the jagoff captain rule. The dept realized that it cannot go after the officer who gave a public service anouncement about a certain drug .gang house whos occupants included a so called captain
of police.

3/14/2012 02:24:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

This topic is also covered on "THEE RANT".

CLICK HERE

3/14/2012 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mummmmm is the word

3/14/2012 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That female white shirt has a tendency to get CR numbers on people....she got one on a PO working the desk on midnights in the 009th District. However, she made false claims against the PO, which was witnessed by several people and the charges were found to be non sustained. She is a back stabbing biatch

3/14/2012 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous 016 District Section 8 said...

Could you please dummy this down for me? My brain is fried from working ghetto for years....

3/14/2012 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the department doesn't have anything better to do...you know with all the crime falling and stuff right?

Since this is election time we should keep in mind that any Supreme Court judges that are endorsed by Rahm and that are voted in will likely remove all checks and balances in the system especially when it comes to constitutional rights such as but not limited to freedom of speech or right to bear arms.

REMEMBER THIS,

The way that you and I and the average person interprets the laws and this GO is not necessarily the same way these supreme court judges will interpret the law.

Case in point is the citizen united case and also the current attacks on free speech, right to assemble, right to speedy trial, etc.

The last attempt to take down the right to bear arms was one vote away on the Federal level so think about that when you vote for the Illinois judges.

Do we want supreme court judges that are tied to and beholden to the mayor because of an endorsement? I think not. Checks and balances baby!

3/14/2012 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C1 and C2 are ludicrously unenforceable unless you are stating things that you know are false (can't remember if the standard there is negligence or malice). Since SCC sticks to either facts or opinion and isn't off making up lies, you're all good.

3/14/2012 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone is naive to think this stuff WASNT being monitored, I have some Arizona oceanfront property for sale...

3/14/2012 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice, the Supreme Court of the Chicago Police Department. Why don't they, the justices of this court, work on running a better department? Obviously, SCC, you are not that insignificant.

3/14/2012 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Systematic removal of the peoples rights to present a list of grievances to it's government.


(video) -- Militarized Law Enforcement Raids Occupy Miami Before 3-13-2012 Action (Pt 1)

3/14/2012 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous FIRST AMENDMENT FIRST said...

The good news is:

If they use public fund to enforce or gather random information with out the taxpayers PRIOR APPROVAL its prohibited.

The lawsuits will break the government and the prison terms will cost more.

3/14/2012 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are there no G.O.'s on shooting out streetlights or drunkin brawls at weddings by department brass and if there are why has no disciplinary action being taken?

Those must be an approved department activities I guess eh?

Like the CFD captain going rounds with CPD down by the river too.

They're so concerned about the departments image yet which is worse? Some pic's on Facebook or assaults and reckless discharge of a firearm?

Just another example of the rules don't apply to the elite clouted class.

Like Gov. Quinn's speech today regarding Blago: "...that's what the justice system is all about..."

Yeah a justice system that we can be so proud of huh? Gun running to drug cartels in Mexico and hundreds of thousands of banker frauds and they let them all off the hook. Billions of people around the world affected and the US justice system let's them all go. Bankers, making a mockery of the courts filing one false affidavit after another. That's what the US justice system is all about alright.

3/14/2012 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This City and this Dept. are just plain stupid and Socialist in attitude!

The City has been trying to get rid of the United States Bill of Rights recinded starting with the 2nd Amendment!

Now the City is after the Free Speech in the First Amendment!

My answer to this City and Dept.
is a BIG FUCK YOU!

Da Pelon

3/14/2012 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

Hurry up and Have someone Sue over this.

Its a 1st Amendment violation by its existence.

And it is class actionable by every Union Copper.

3/14/2012 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they have to prove it was you. all you have to do is say, "it wasn't me." even if it's your name, your IP, your computer. they have to prove you are physically doing it. Just like anything else.

3/14/2012 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last I checked I get the best most truthful information about this City and Dept. on this Blog!

Everything else put out by the City or this Police Dept. is comparable to Nazi prapaganda!

3/14/2012 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More CPD bullshit! Fuck you Rahm. Fuck you Garry.

3/14/2012 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we are overdue for a JibJab!

3/14/2012 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mccompsat can blow me

3/14/2012 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds to me like a legal precedent to not only idenify the blogger s c c but also to seek disciplinary action against the blogger for violation of several department policies as indicated this new general order. The question that arises is whether previous postings on the social websites can be used for future and present disciplinary action. The other question that arises is whether the maintenance of anonymity can be protected by the constitution, considered free speech if in fact violations include releasing information of on going investigations and printing department correspondence that are considered police official use only. The legal challenge will not involve the constitutional issue of first amendment free speech but rather focus on the department directives that indicate code of conduct for all official members as well as the dissemination of information. The only basis for defense regarding social networking would have to be under the law involving whistle blower protection. In this instance only information that can be construed to be for public benefit can be disseminated. I often wondered how quick anyone would blog information if one of their family members were involved or if they were the subject. All issues considered my observation is that s c c should be looking into retaining legal counsel.

3/14/2012 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im surprised at how much my six year old knows about this department and the stupidity that goes on in it on a daily basis. Im also surprised that my six year old would take time to post on it almost daily on this blog. Boy kids now a days.

3/14/2012 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe u can have the retired guy post the hitney pics and Mcstupid video again. They never get old.

3/14/2012 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea yea Right here... Grabbing my balls!

3/14/2012 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

BLAGOJEVITCH CAME OUT OF HIS HOUSE!

This is better than Groundhog Day.

I hope he doesn't see his shadow.

3/14/2012 05:13:00 PM  
Blogger John Andrews said...

For those who don't know or have forgotten, I was the guy that posted what later became known as the "Road Runner Manifesto" on my personal motorcycle blog. After going viral on the Internet around the world, I was brought up on official charges. Apparently, telling the truth was not appreciated.

My writing then entered the main stream media where (unfortunately) I became the story, rather than my message on how incompetence in leadership and political corruption were gravely jeopardizing public safety in our city.

Two interesting points from my writing...

Not one item I wrote about was ever contested, refuted or denied.

While we certainly have a long, long, long, way to go for recovery... there were some positive changes that emerged in the Department, based on what I wrote. Some changes (believe it or not) came under Weis's tenure, more under Hillard's brief stint, and even more under the current administration. Like I said, there is a lot of nonsense still in place and we have a long road ahead of us.

I stand today, as I stood then, 100% behind what I wrote.

The question today (that may be challenged at some point in the future) is that of management's rights over an employee's personal and off-duty use of social media, now that there is an official social media policy in place.

In brief, my current understanding of the policy is that it is management's position that while one has a 1st Amendment right to free speech, they may not enjoy a right to continued employment for expressing their concerns - valid or otherwise.

What I wrote about were matters of public safety, which were matters of public concern... protected speech under the 1st Amendment.

I stood ready to be mocked, ridiculed, disciplined and even fired for what I wrote. Yes, I felt that strongly about it. I still do.

When using social media, you may want to ask yourself a not so simple question... Are you ready to walk the walk, when talking the talk?

Work Safe!

John Andrews

3/14/2012 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The devil is in the details

3/14/2012 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That my cousins caputer!!

3/14/2012 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like it might be time to go to court.....law firms out there?

3/14/2012 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A general order is the same as conditions of employment. Shout first amendment all you want, but...company rules are just that.
It's your right to have long hair and beards, but the department says No.
It's your right to live anywhere you want, but the department/city says No.
It's your right to say or write whatever you want, but the department sets policies prohibiting some of what you say.
I personally feel that most of this blog is helpful, but airing laundry is not.
Shaved paints himself as a police blog, and has its good points, but if it is a police blog, it seriously is in need of racial editing.
Paints policemen as racist.
Love it or leave it.

3/14/2012 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope I don't have to see that rat-bastard blago for a good 10 years or more. He is so bizarre--he's signing autographs on the day before he heads to prison. Unreal.

3/14/2012 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the new cyberbunker of Schicklegroover
Dear City Fathers: Go Fuck yourselves, somewhere, you fascist balls of smegma. I will not
be enslaved. I am an American FIRST and your employee after. We took an oath to uphold the
Constitution, not the Nazi SS oath of allegiance to unquestioningly enforce/comply with this anti-freedom bullshit you consistently come up with. Your pathetic attempt at controlling every aspect of our lives smacks of the desperation all laveholders feel when the great unravelling begins. You have finally gone too far. And, sadly, I know there's
more to come. More attempts at eroding our personal freedoms. More attempts to "boil the
frog." I am done. You have made yourselves the enemy of the Constitution I swore to defend.
I hope you all feel safe knowing I and many like me wait quietly within the ranks. I've had
my blood spilled in service to this city and to my Country and you think I will swallow this fuckin' load? And thank you. Thank you for getting me off that fence I've been windmilling on as of late. Guess which side I landed on?

To the Occupy Chicago/Nato protest types: Now is your opportunity. The enemy of your enemy is your friend. The rank and file officer now has more in common with you than with the people "running" this city. Police your own ranks, keep control of the anarchists among you(stomp the shit outta' them-you think were gonna' intervene?) so we don't have to and you will not be looked at as the opposition. Stop the easy antagonization to acheive the
overplayed photo op of police vs. protester. The audience for that old saw are sheep: They
despise you and I equally, that is, when they can tear their eyes off of Dancing with the Stars
and actually get it up enough to FEEL anything not pre-progammed. Something truly amazing
and historic could happen in this city come May if you guys would update your playbook. I think you'd be surprised how many of us feel the same frustration as you. Sure there will still be some skirmishes, sure you're still the dirty, spoiled hippies and we're the "pigs" doing the bidding of "the man" but fuck it! Do you really think we are part of the "police state?" Do you think we attend some kind of meetings where we are privy to what the ruling
elite have planned? Do you not realize that we all signed up to just keep the peace? To keep people safe during fights, domestics, etc. Do you think we EMBRACE totalitarian control? Most of us don't even think about this shit. We just want to stop bad shit from happening to decent people every day. You can see by this latest fuckery by the city that we are even more of an enemy to the powers that be than yourselves! We have something in
common the hynotized masses don't: We care. You care enough to get off your asses, turn off the t.v. and do SOMETHING. We care enough to put up with the worst of society over and over though our psyche tells us it is futile and that it is scarring our souls. But we don't just roll over. Anyway, I hope there are some people influential among you that will do
something meaningful this time and stop playing the same card. Stop playing up the same rehash to the bought and paid for media who truly ARE the enemy of the people. Or don't. Either way, I'll be there breathing in the moment. And give my regards to Boeing, Goldman
Sachs, Bank of America, JP Morgan and the private corporation known as the Federal Reserve!
I remain humbly,
Schicklegroover
Oathkeeper till death (or prison?)

3/14/2012 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous JAFO said...

Isn't it very sad that they used so much brainpower (of the little that they have) to write up this General Order, proof-read it, send it to legal for conformation and all the other time-consuming details when there are so many other HIGH PRIORITY issues that need to be addressed?

This shows me something and you may or may not agree:

1) If this is the type of project McCarthy puts on as high priority because his ego can't handle the truth - you need a new superintendent.

2) If there were senior staffers working on this with all their brain cells, we are spending a LOT of money for people who really don't have important things to do. Add up all their cars, salaries, assistants and everything else - and cut the budget by removing them.

3)Other corporations and organizations have the same types of blogs and employee "sounding boards" that generate "feedback" when the organization makes a mistake or is unfair to its employees and this goes from McDonald's to many other first-class organizations.

Deal with it.

1) If leadership was good, there would be absolutely no need for SCC or DSLC.

2) If district and area leadership was good, there would be absolutely no need for SCC or DSLC.

3) If the media reported the news,there would be absolutely no need for SCC or DSLC.

4) If the media did not slant the news with their politically correct revisionisms and omissions, there would be absolutely no need for SCC or DSLC.

5) If the public, who really backs the police (the REAL police - not you dogs, slugs, or ones on chronic light duty admin) were not interested in the truth and what really goes on, there would be absolutely no need for SCC or DSLC.

6) If taxpayers who are fed up with waste and clouted losers put in supervisory positions did not care, there would be absolutely no need for SCC or DSLC.

Here is my GENERAL ORDER:

You little, little tiny minority of people who are enraged at these blogs, clean up your act, leave, or step down from those positions that are above your skill sets.

We want the truth and not some spin from some airhead reporter, some unprofessional "leader" who should not be leading or some boob politician with a big ego that is inversely proportionate to their common sense.

We'll tell SCC and DSLC when it's over because we won't be here to read it.

As it stands now, this is better than Times, Tribune, Crains and ALL the TV media put together so DEAL WITH IT.

When it comes to Chicago Emmys, the Chicago TV media should turn down their plastic egos and give SCC an Emmy for breaking stories their to afraid to pursue. Maybe Emmys should go to SCC and DSLC and J-FLED awards go to the media who are too cowardly to report the news.

Not a LEO, JAFO.

3/14/2012 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous 1st Amendment Supporter said...

What a bunch of scared somebodies running around at Ctiy Hall and in Headquarters!

Emmanuel, McCarthy, exempts, aldermen, et al, just mere mortals who thrive on fear to make themselves look larger than life.

I am off duty. I am entitled to my opinion. My opinion does not bring discredit to the police department. The actions of all those in power have been heaping discredit on this once proud department for years.

BY THE WAY, DON'T LET THIS BE A DISTRACTION FOR THE FACT THAT CHICAGO IS NOT READY FOR NATO, EITHER.

3/14/2012 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think the order says you can't use social websites, I believe it's stating you should conduct yourself in an adult manner and not discredit the department or the position you hold.

3/14/2012 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with the CR getting? Seriously after posting crime scene photos!? Like the rules don't apply to them, huh? Must be nice to place crime photos and then try to jamm people up. A white shirt, yeah promotion but just like that it could all be over when stripped. Stupid people doing stupid things. Why give IAD a reason to be involved? Be a boss, talk to the P.O. about the issue but don't be a jerk off cry baby and go whine to IAD. It is all common sense people. Don't let it get to your head, all we can all enjoy our time at callback. Maybe that's what she needs a ride to the limbo loop of callback, no more 009 district. See how she likes some of her own medicine. Everyone on this job is trying to go to work and go back home safely and that's why I stay away from P.Os off duty. It's all drama.

3/14/2012 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so let me get this straight....if you tell the truth and its in your first ammendment right to do so but it is in a negative light you can be disciplined? WTF

3/14/2012 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/thumbnails/story/2012-03/68740826-11122153.jpg whats that all about

3/14/2012 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Your Phriend Phather Phaker said...

Dear Garry,

Please put an ugly rumor to rest. Since you spoke ar my parish, I know you to be a most sincere and honorable man without a racist bone in your body. Will you publicly announce to the media that this horrifying rumor is a baldfaced lie: Evil people are saying that as an intoxicated young police officer in the Bronx, after shooting out streetlamps, you kept shouting "the N word" at a crowd of African-Americans.

I know this is absurd. Please go public and put this to rest.

Phather Phaker

3/14/2012 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic:

Why did the Cgo. City Hall wheel-chair ramp cost some $450,000 when mandatory electric lifts to be installed in all public buildings that have swimming pools, in acordinance to strict ADA rules, will only cost about $20,000 each?? Big difference...

3/14/2012 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Violation of the First Amendment by CPD , get an Attorney and sue for punative damages if you get called on the Caarpet. Why can THEY say whatever THEY want to, but YOU Can't. Typical Commie [DEMOCRAT] mentality.

3/14/2012 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two words... Proxy server. No way to trace ip address. One reason anonymous cant be traced.

3/14/2012 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Department and the City wasn't run like Russia under Stalin, they wouldn't have to worry about what people say on Blogs.

3/14/2012 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First poster is right. Put the blog in spouses name. The city has done this for decades regarding contracts. I believe they can't force a spouse to testify against another.

3/14/2012 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or any other protected class.



Are white shirts a "protected class"??

3/14/2012 01:39:00 PM


...... yea whats a protected class? and why are they protected?

3/14/2012 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

commanders secretaries shop on line , personal emails , book vacations , xo's also check stock market , scc , shop and book vacations on duty , some might run a business from personal cell phones , yeah catch us if you can

3/14/2012 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you got a subsection in a G.O. that just about targets this blog specifically. you can bet I.P. addresses are/can/will be logged and pulled on request to tie in each post down to the byte of info. Mayor version 9.5 is gunning for you SCC make no mistake about it.. Your little insignificant blog cost him (in part) the G8. Forewarned is unflatlined. Practice safe blogging.

3/14/2012 01:14:00 PM

The timing between the G-8 being pulled and this new CPS policy certainly is interesting.

---not a cop

3/14/2012 06:38:00 PM  
Blogger Cuinjl50 said...

Do they believe that less people are going to post or stop visiting your website by making up this GO, or any other website. Remember most computers at work you can't access this website anyway, and if anybody is dumb enough to access this website using their computers at work and post something then you are a dumbass.

3/14/2012 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This ain't gonna happen. Obvious these Communist fucks at City Hall have never read the US Constitution or Bill of Rights. FREE SPEECH includes posting on this blog no matter if you are an active cop, retired cop, or just a citizen expressing his/her concerns. Just because these fucks write up some general order doesn't make a difference. These bastards use fear and intimidation to try a stop any open discussion. Just like Redflex spends millions to go after dissenters for their cameras. These assholes play dirty with no rules. I will continue to speak out and dare these fucks to come after me.

3/14/2012 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Racoon won't release shit on the Speed Camera plan but he wants SCC to snitch on his followers. The Tribune has filed numerous FOI request to the city and they have stonewalled at every turn. I thought this was an open and transparent government . They only want US to be open and transparent. Fuck them.

3/14/2012 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you want us not to be on the internet talking about the rulers of chicago..communist at ur finest..

3/14/2012 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Social media like...newspapers? Didn't the newly incarcerated governor try that with the Tribune?
Another attempt by 'the man' to hush the truth.
I will continue to respond, apply commentary in any media form with silliness, sarcasm and displeasure to anything I wish. We pay a tax to use our personal devices and we cannot be censored.
Goofs.
This is America.
Fight the power.

3/14/2012 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It seems to me to be carefully worded to suggest that they can control your off duty uses of such media without actually saying so."

Too many employers are violating our constitutional free speech rights through oppressive policies like this.

Do what you can to protect yourself.

3/14/2012 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so you can only visit sites that the cpd bosses approve,,wow communist ruler of chicago..where is the fop?? we are loosing freedom and can be punish for it.

3/14/2012 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous The Witch Hunt Continues said...

Schmidgins of a plausible rumor trickling in from Fort Fellatio via the 5th Floor at Shitty Hall...

The powers that be routinely monitor this blog and others for their recognizance missions (particularly of late ;-)). It seems Rahm is VERY pissed about losing G8 and his perceptions have him believing that somehow, someway the CPD is partially responsible.

Enter a few of his merit cocksuckers from HQ with the suggestion to hire independent filmographers stationed throughout the downtown area for NATO. These cameramen will be documenting goings on for "officer protection", when in fact the administration has been briefed that any video evidence obtained will be used to terminate officers.

Here's the rub: most of us will remember that part of our oath regarding the preservation and PROTECTION OF PROPERTY. At the direction of The Racoon and his puppet McWhateverwe'recallinghimtoday, the never-been-the-police Brassholes have faithfully documented hundreds of comments referencing 'letting the city burn', 'the protesters can have it' and 'I'll step aside and let them loot every store' compliments of various "social media" outlets.

Expect any identifiable officers 'letting nature take its course' durIng NATO unrest to be made examples of - and severely. On top of whatever rule violations they can concoct, the charge of failing to honor a part of your 'Oath' is a terminable offense with little-to-no recourse, especially when your on HD video waving at looters absconding down Michigan Avenue with high end goods.

This is a very strong rumor at this point, but keep it in mind nonetheless. More as it becomes available...

3/14/2012 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you cant walk around your neighborhood,you cant go to a bar, now you have to watch what webb site your on? total controll..fop where you at???

3/14/2012 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its one thing to warn us of the danger of the internet but punish us...that is why alderman beals we get duty availability cause we are the police 24-7 365 days and they need to up it..

3/14/2012 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this a plan just to screw with second city and its bloggers..they are jerkoff's..

3/14/2012 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a fucking bunch of stinking excrement. Post what you want, rant when it's appropriate and let them take you to court. There are tons bottom feeding lawyers out there salivating for the chance to stick it to Racooneyes.

3/14/2012 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That female white shirt has a tendency to get CR numbers on people....she got one on a PO working the desk on midnights in the 009th District. However, she made false claims against the PO, which was witnessed by several people and the charges were found to be non sustained. She is a back stabbing biatch


Isn't this the same blondie who posed for photos next to the airplane/ crime scene at Midway when she was training to be a meritorious Sgt?? Then her likeness showed up in all sorts of famous scenes on this site.

3/14/2012 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So basically the Chicago Police Department is holding social media sites responsible for the loss of the Olympics, and the G8? If it wasn't for sites like this, nobody would know the truth at how undertrained and equipment lacked the department really is.

3/14/2012 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is apart of their plan to make the police department miserable for us..i hate mcdickfaceassmuchmorondbagcocksuckerpussyfucknutdegeneratecarthy...

3/14/2012 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The conniving Racoon wants to turn the screws on Speed Camera scofflaws. Just when we thought this maniac bastard mayor would back off a bit with his Gestapo Cameras he comes out and tells the city council today that if you get three unpaid speeding tickets you will be booted. Have five tickets and the state will grab your drivers license. I guess Redflex wanted to put some fear into us to pay those tickets pronto. How many of us out here are just getting by putting food on the table and paying the rent and we have these immoral selfish sons a bitches at city hall trying to pick the last few bucks we have out of our pockets. Our spineless lapdog Alderfools will probably give this little prick everything he wants. Time to hit the streets and let this cold hearted fuck know who is in charge. If enough of us go after this little bastard he will turn and run.

3/14/2012 07:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid knee-jerk reaction from chicago corp counsel lawyers. LOL. Why not just put up a sign saying sue me please.
Fuck em.
Wars were fought protecting rights such as the first amendment, don't you tyrannical leftist maggots forget that.

3/14/2012 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, if I could only keep my wife off the blog. She is always trying to get me in trouble.

3/14/2012 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God forbid any truth gets leaked to the unwashed masses. Corporations and government control the media.

Land of the politically correct.

3/14/2012 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ihre papiere nicht en ordnung!" Your papers are not in order...

3/14/2012 08:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Any social media participation made pursuant to a Department member's official duties is not considered protected speech under the First Amendment."

huh huh huh huh, you said "member"

3/14/2012 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sayeth Rahm Emman-Anal. Just reeks of him.

3/14/2012 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm speechless. No really I am.

3/14/2012 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole thing is completely unconstitutional and can definitelly be challenged if needed. It's very sad but it looks like THE CONSTITUTION will be gone soon. Barry and the gang are working very hard to kill it. Click here to hear what he had to say about the Constitution. He signed the NDAA on New Year's Eve - something 99% of people know nothing about. The 2nd amendment is on the line as well - the globalists want our guns bad. Welcome to tyranny. Wake the fuck people before it's too late!!!

3/14/2012 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

* C. Department members are prohibited from posting, displaying, or transmitting:
1. any communications that brings discredit or reflects poorly on the Department, its missions or goals.

Why are they trying to prohibit us from from bringing to light policies and procedures they have in place that already discredit/reflect poorly on the department?? Comments on specific personnel aside, I guess the truth hurts.
It's real simple -- FIX THE PROBLEMS and we won't be bitching about them. Like the G8 training (which I HEAR in my unofficial capacity as a friend, that part 2 is as much as a joke as part 1 was. Disclaimer: as I have yet to attend it, I cannot speak in an 'official' capacity

3/14/2012 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ill just use my kids computer its not in my house

3/14/2012 02:19:00 PM


Just make sure your internet provider uses dynamic IP addresses and log off after each session. When you want to use the Internet again, reboot the computer and reboot the router, if you use one. This forces a new IP address to be assigned.

The DOD or CIA can find you but likely not the CPD. Look at all the shit they fuck up and how shorthanded they are. Are they going to spend a lot of man hours to find some copper who is complaining about the stroke bosses? Maybe but I doubt it if you take some simple precautions.

A cheap book, available used for a buck on Amazon is Hacking for Dummies.

3/14/2012 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more the dept tries to screw us and put the screws to us the less amount of work we should all accomplish after a tour of duty!

They will fall to their knees eventually . As long as we stick together we will overcome the absurd rules and ideas of these nitwit bosses that were never the REAL POLICE.

3/14/2012 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

To: Supt. McCarthy

From: The Box Chevy Phantom

Subject: Exercise of Free Speech &
Allegations of Use of
Blogs & Social Media by
Department Members to
Bring Discredit to CPD


R/O submits this To/From in requesting that the above recipient does cease and desist his foolish, misguided and illegal actions against the rights of Department members.

R/O does respectfully insist that though implied by powers that be, there is no direct correlation between being Chicago Police Officers and consignment to mere second class citizenship.

R/O submits that this directive is issued under color of unwarranted assumption of authority as Superintendent in a transparent attempt to prevent Department members from performing their right and lawful duty in exposing any and all communications, policies and actions by the Superintendent, his staff and or any designees thereof; that pose a grave and extreme threats to the safety, quality of life and well being of members of THE Chicago Police Department and the good, upright citizens of this city.

Those citizens who should be outraged and in an uproar over the failure not only of public safety leadership but the recklessly blind pursuit of a public safety policy that exposes the public to grievous harm.

R/O submits that the main actors in discredit upon The Department are the Superintendent, his staff and his hand picked exempt echelon.

For the good of the department, they should be made to tender their resignations immediately.

BCP


Do you idiots GET IT?

Stop with the bullshit...

Stop with assuming Coppers are DUMB!

A size 12 in the ass of all of you... NONE OF YOU can even begin to measure up to the proud legacy of CPD but since you anal-clowns are clout-babies, feebs and new yawkahs, you figure that makes you smarter that the Beat Car Pilot who makes the damn thing go...

3/14/2012 08:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a retired Houzin Cop from NY Chitty and a THEE RANT member. Some of the members of the CPD are welcome and have posted on our site for many years. NYCPD & Chicago PD have a long history of helping each other. So, in support of you professionals of the CPD, this I have to say. Gary McCarthy is a wonder unto himself and his fetid family. See his hijinks on the NJ Palisades Parkway some years ago. His type of power hungry whore has always been with US, but Men & Woman of the highest Caliber such as those of the CPD and all Law Enforcement Agencies are a rare thing to see these days in such exaulted positions of power. Stand Tall CPD members. Hold the line against the bureaucratic mind speak of those who earned law degrees on job & city time and money only to come back and screw Cops and those who surrender under a white flag only to turn around and open fire type of coward on actual hero's, that is the type of Police bureaucrat that Gary is. It not need matter who does the firing, but like bad weather these types of neophytes are with us all the time doing and ordering such thangs as McCarthy has ordered to hide behind the wall of a thin veneer of putrid paper, their actual thoughts of screw the Cop I' going to have a porterhouse being never exposed in the ever expanding Whoredome that attracts such people like Gary. He is a tough guy. Only when he drinks though. I'd suggest that the the CPD PBA hire some retired types to keep a jaundiced eye on Gary and his loved ones. It shouldn't be too long before he steps on a male equipment package that is shrinking daily leading to him becoming a Eunuch. We look forward to the YouBoob video.

GodSpeed CPD members and have a Happy & Safe St. Patricks Day.

KEEP THE FAITH

3/14/2012 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monitor all they want. They can create whatever G.O's they wish, but good luck enforcing them. There is no possible way to tell if a blogger is a P.O. or a civilian with some inside knowledge or someone just posting BS. Their witch hunt will come to a costly $$$ halt once they impose on a non-sworn.
McShanty and Rahm can choke on their chodes.

Boys (and some of you ladies) just get to retirement. It's great to know these communist/leftist pieces of shit can't touch you.
BTW,speaking of retirement, Arizona is the greatest state in this lost nation,. I would recommend it to ALL of you, that are tired of that piss-hole state ,Illinois.

Retired and loving it.

3/14/2012 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT not related to police, but a concern to all taxpayers. Isn't there a law that says you can't cite a motorist for a speed violation within 200 feet of a posted speed sign (because they should have the opportunity to adjust their speed).
So if they put up speed cameras by schools, who is paying to have the school speed zone signs moved. Or will the city extend the school speed zones, till they all just overlap and the new speed limit in chicago is 20 mph.

Doesn't streets and san have better things to do.

Not a cop, but a tax payer.

3/14/2012 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prove who is hitting the key strokes. I would love to see that.

3/14/2012 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous THE RACCOON said...

If you insist on calling me the RACCOON, please spell it correctly (double "C")/

3/14/2012 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

More CPD bullshit! Fuck you Rahm. Fuck you Garry.

3/14/2012 04:54:00 PM



If you had told me a year ago that I would miss Lii Dick Daley and his puppet Jody this soon.......

3/14/2012 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here is a link (youtube video) on how to hide your IP address

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBpfrg3z0TI

3/14/2012 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or use this link.

http://proxify.com/

3/14/2012 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Superintendent . . . Approve this.

3/14/2012 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me preface this by saying that I am not a labor attorney and this is not legal advice. If you want legal advice on this matter contact a labor law attorney.

There was an article in this months Illinois Bar Journal titlted "The Virtual Water Cooler"

I would post a link but you need an account to be able to read it so I will summarize the article the best I can.

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) provides employees the right to protected concerted activity.

To be protected, the posts but be about employee's terms and conditions of employment. The most common complaints about working conditions are about wages or treatment by supervisors, both of which are protected areas. The NLRA board has defined working conditions broadly to include complaints about work assignments, the discipline of an employee, and the like.

To be concerted (and thus protected) social media communication generally must involve two or more employees and must not be griping by one individual for his or her sole benefit.

The NLRA board has upheld protection where employees called their supervisors such things as a "liar and a bitch", "an egotistical fuck" and "a freaking son of a bitch".

So to summarize the entire article you are protected in talking about working conditions with your co-workers in a forum just as this.

It would seem that the department is hoping that we are ignorant and don't know our rights as workers to talk to each other about working conditions.

3/14/2012 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

A general order is the same as conditions of employment. Shout first amendment all you want, but...company rules are just that.
It's your right to have long hair and beards, but the department says No.
It's your right to live anywhere you want, but the department/city says No.
It's your right to say or write whatever you want, but the department sets policies prohibiting some of what you say.
I personally feel that most of this blog is helpful, but airing laundry is not.
Shaved paints himself as a police blog, and has its good points, but if it is a police blog, it seriously is in need of racial editing.
Paints policemen as racist.
Love it or leave it.

3/14/2012 05:43:00 PM

As an attorney, I can tell you that you are incorrect.

3/14/2012 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you shithouse lawyers better break out your study guides. There is plenty of case law and arbitrations throughout the US that uphold discipline and dismissal for the use of social media outlets to post comments that are contrary to the best interests of the organization. The first amendment is not a factor.

3/14/2012 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put this on the record: SCC is run by Non Police Officer...
PERIOD......
Aint nothing can be done...

3/14/2012 10:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pappas_v._Giuliani


That provides some background on how far an off duty police blogger may go even though it doesn't involve blogging.

I don't think SCC has much to worry about as this blog largely avoids the stupidity of another well known local police blog.

As long as your doing it off duty and not on department time and not identifying yourself as an official department spokesblogger you should be fine.

That doesn't mean 9.5 or his slackeys may not come after you. It just means you'd likely have a nice payday afterwards.

The best way for the city and department to handle this blog is to just pretend it doesn't exist. Formally going after the person or persons running this blog would be counterproductive. This seems more like a move to intimidate rather than the beginnings of a more formal action.

That doesn't mean they aren't stupid enough to do it. After all some ASSHOLE thought inviting a few hundred anarchists into town during May was a fine idea.

I guess there's a reason Obama is Prez and 9.5 is likely "Mare" for life. Even with his rampant ego Obama seems capable of sound political judgments. 9.5 is so determined to move up that he can't see the downside of anything.

He's a control freak of the first order. Shit, he may come after you. He probably asks himself "What would Bloomberg go"?

Perhaps you should change your name to Schoolcraft.

3/14/2012 10:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is called AMERICA and my relatives fought for my right to free speech.. I had an uncle at Pearl Harbor as it was being bombed.. My grandfather served in the army, my father served in the navy and is a retired Chicago police sergeant...my sister is a police officer for over 20 years... My mothers side of the family has retired Chicago police officers, I am a Chicago police sergeant with almost 19 years , all of the civil service my family has given to this country, state and city to be free from anarchy, communism, and now the city of Chicago "thinks" it will violate my Constitutional right to free speech?? NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.... As long as I do not single anyone out or name names... I can be free to express my feelings, opinions or views without malace. I am an American.... You do not own me... I live in a free society and am protected by the Constitution of the United States of AMERICA!!! My family fought for my rights and God damn.... I will too.

3/14/2012 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous "The Messiah" said...

By the power vested in me, I hereby issue an Executive Order repealing both the First and Second Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America. This Executive Order is effective immediately.

I am also expanding the Supreme Court of the United States from nine (9) to fifteen (15) justices. I will nominate the six additional justices at my discretion.

3/14/2012 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm, caught (surprise) lying about red light cameras: http://www.beachwoodreporter.com/politics/

3/14/2012 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Public employees have a right to free speech. This already has been hashed out in the courts. Employees can be critical of the administration and they do not need permission from the individual with whom they are criticizing.

Hey, McCarthy, all you are trying to do is intimidate cops and you ought to know that does not work well. As a matter of fact, it almost always has the opposite effect.

Keep pushing the envelope, Garry, just keep pushing it.

3/14/2012 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, sorry but you got bad info on this one. "She" had nothing to do with the CR... The subject of the CR is 100% to blame. Come and see me personally, Im on the same watch as "She" is and I will share all the facts with you.

"In the other, the white shirt initiated a CR number against an officer for an another amusing photo (amazingly, this white shirt herself posted photos of a crime scene ....."

3/14/2012 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Chicago located on some Bermuda triangle like worm hole? Where do we get these fucking people? I mean really! Daley, Blago, j-Fled, Rahm, McCarthy, Obama. I'm losing my mind with this crap! I'm seeing clear fields of fire and targets of opportunity here! We can call it a Zombie Shoot!
What's next? You gonna tell me how many creams I can put in my coffee? I can't drink in my own fucking house or at the local tavern without Department entanglements! I gotta sign an ethics statement, but crooks like Burke can hire Thomas Rowan? How ethical is that! 4 detectives to find your daughters wallet?... Really ethical!
Now let's circumvent and violate the US Constitution, again and again! $500 fine for no city sticker = cruel and unusual punishment in my opinion (see 8th amendment)
Now I can't say the superintendent and Mayor are clueless Napoleon complexed assholes who couldn't pour piss out a boot if the directions were on the sole! on my favorite blog site??? FREE SPEECH MOTHERFUCKERS! I fought for it, My father fought for it, My grandfather fought for it! Now an elected official and an appointed official want to relieve me of my rights?

All enemies, my friends foreign and domestic!

Sua Sponte

3/14/2012 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc, Just paranoia here. But if WE post something on this site can the department find out? I keep hearing that everything can be subpoenaed. If true, If I post something on your site, the department initiates a cr or criminal investigation can my IP address be found on your site... Or if a Judge orders that the IP address is given up does that go through you or blogger and how are WE protected from voicing what we want on your site.. Thanks!

3/14/2012 02:14:00 PM

How could a subpoena be issued for a Department RULES violation?

How or why would an entity honor such a request?!

3/14/2012 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just make sure your internet provider uses dynamic IP addresses and log off after each session. When you want to use the Internet again, reboot the computer and reboot the router, if you use one. This forces a new IP address to be assigned.

The DOD or CIA can find you but likely not the CPD. Look at all the shit they fuck up and how shorthanded they are. Are they going to spend a lot of man hours to find some copper who is complaining about the stroke bosses? Maybe but I doubt it if you take some simple precautions.

A cheap book, available used for a buck on Amazon is Hacking for Dummies.

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

Good intentions, but a waste of time. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) keeps a log of all assigned IP's for a retained period of time per law. If your ISP did get a subpena from a court, they'd hand the information over. If you're really that worried about it, just 'wash' your IP by using a web proxy service that hides your IP.

One of the most common and easiest ways to hide your IP address is to use a web proxy. There are thousands of these on the internet, so its just a case of finding one that you like.

Some of the most popular, and better web proxies are:

HideMyAss
kproxy
daveproxy
Proxify
anonymouse

3/14/2012 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so let me get this straight....if you tell the truth and its in your first ammendment right to do so but it is in a negative light you can be disciplined? WTF

3/14/2012 06:09:00 PM

Yes.

So, go put on your rose-colored glasses, dance the happy-dance, ignore the man behind the curtain and call yourself Pollyanna.

Everything's all roses and lollipops on the Department and in the city.

Me, I'll post for my active CPD friends. Let the Ivory Tower try to question ME about my online activities. I will own everything they've accrued throughout their lifetimes.

3/14/2012 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How will this headline look after this new order gets challenged in court:
Judge: University violated newspaper adviser's First Amendment rights

3/15/2012 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schmidgins of a plausible rumor trickling in from Fort Fellatio via the 5th Floor at Shitty Hall...

The powers that be routinely monitor this blog and others for their recognizance missions (particularly of late ;-)). It seems Rahm is VERY pissed about losing G8 and his perceptions have him believing that somehow, someway the CPD is partially responsible.

Enter a few of his merit cocksuckers from HQ with the suggestion to hire independent filmographers stationed throughout the downtown area for NATO. These cameramen will be documenting goings on for "officer protection", when in fact the administration has been briefed that any video evidence obtained will be used to terminate officers.

Here's the rub: most of us will remember that part of our oath regarding the preservation and PROTECTION OF PROPERTY. At the direction of The Racoon and his puppet McWhateverwe'recallinghimtoday, the never-been-the-police Brassholes have faithfully documented hundreds of comments referencing 'letting the city burn', 'the protesters can have it' and 'I'll step aside and let them loot every store' compliments of various "social media" outlets.

Expect any identifiable officers 'letting nature take its course' durIng NATO unrest to be made examples of - and severely. On top of whatever rule violations they can concoct, the charge of failing to honor a part of your 'Oath' is a terminable offense with little-to-no recourse, especially when your on HD video waving at looters absconding down Michigan Avenue with high end goods.

This is a very strong rumor at this point, but keep it in mind nonetheless. More as it becomes available...

3/14/2012 07:19:00 PM

Yes, the CPD is partially responsible for the city losing G8.

When the security people for other countries got wind of the 'non-plans' and the city's 'it'll somehow miraculously take care of itself' attitude, they probably went screaming to their governments and said their dignitaries would not be safe here.

Blame the planners, not the whistleblowers.

3/15/2012 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not commenting on behalf of the department or about department policies.... I believe in order to get IP address and subsequent owners information requires a warrant based on probable cause that a local, state, or federal law has been violated. Your internet service provider would violate their privacy agreement if they just turned over the information without said warrant.

3/15/2012 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google might be providing the city with the IP addresses of those who post comments to this blog. A good idea would be to use proxy servers or TOR. TOR is a free software implementation of second-generation onion routing, a system
enabling its users to communicate anonymously on the Internet.

https://www.torproject.org/

The people running this blog should definitely be using software of this nature when logging into Google.

3/15/2012 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really? Nothing new here people.

From the new GO:
Department members are prohibited from posting, displaying, or transmitting any communications that discredit or reflect poorly on the Department, its missions or goals.

From the Rules and Regs:
Prohibited acts include any action or conduct which impedes the Department’s efforts to achieve its policy and goals or brings discredit upon the Department.

Move along, there's nothing to see.

3/15/2012 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is that idiot that posed with the S/W jet so I know to stay clear.

3/15/2012 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i vaguely remeber an incident on her between i belive mike shields and scc
hwas pissed about an article written and wanted to know why scc was not known
the reply was if known vindictive action could be taken:)
and boy would they also remeber seeing where shortshanks and j-fled
vowed before i leave this office i will find scc( well scc is still here :) and they are not:))
it seems to me the only reason why this came out is one reason
scc and dslc have hit a nerve:)
and they dont like it thru scc and dslc the little truths come to light they have can't have the control of spin
( like getting drunk and shooting out street lights):)
i bet though they won't admit it
rahm and mcjerk read this
as for the fiasco at st sabina
"cardlaid, card played"
and they still stick thier foot in mouth
keep writing scc dslc it really nails them:)

3/15/2012 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wah!

We can't have those coppers using blogs and social media to expose the fucked-up, stupid, unethical and illegal shit we incompetent gold stars are doing.

Who do they think they are?

Hey! Let's cut a bullshit directive saying they can't do that!

They're just coppers fer chrissakes! We make THEIR jobs hard, not vice versa!

People are pointing and laughing at us because those coppers over at SCC won't knock it off!

We can't help doing the silly shit we do and calling it running a major Police Department because we're scared, unprepared, politically beholden and incompetent!

Wah! Somebody do something about those coppers!

Can't we get a blanket C/R# and do another illegal IAD witch hunt?

WAAAHHHH! KNOCK IT OFF YOU GUYS!
YOU'RE SCARING US!

3/15/2012 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous wealthy citizen said...

Oh baby! As a private, well funded citizen who runs with other private and well funded citizens, I beg that this gets challenged in court. Hey Garry and Rahm, you want to Fucking destroy this once great city? Well fine, fuck you and your incompetence too. But you want to fuck with the fine men and women whom I count on daily to protect mine and my families life and property, well gentlemen I won't stand idly by. I will work a second and third job just to ensure that any and all officers who get a CR number has their legal defense well funded. And don't be fooled, myself and said peers are not alone in this intention.

To all you fine officers, God Bless You All and thank you for being you. To Garry and Rahm, go fuck yourselves you worthless dicks. This GO will bring the community and CPD closet than anything you could have imagined. Balls in your court boys.

3/15/2012 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's stating you should conduct yourself in an adult manner and not discredit the department or the position you hold.


The department doesn't need any help in the discrediting department... They do just fine all on their own!

3/15/2012 05:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im surprised at how much my six year old knows about this department and the stupidity that goes on in it on a daily basis. Im also surprised that my six year old would take time to post on it almost daily on this blog. Boy kids now a days.

3/14/2012 05:09:00 PM




give the kid your power of attorney.

3/15/2012 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT --

BLAGOJEVITCH CAME OUT OF HIS HOUSE!

This is better than Groundhog Day.

I hope he doesn't see his shadow.

3/14/2012 05:13:00 PM

With any kind of luck he won't for the next 14 years..

3/15/2012 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
or any other protected class.

Are white shirts a "protected class"??

3/14/2012 01:39:00 PM


Of course they are, how many times have you heard from sergeants that "rank has it's privileges?" These fucks are supposed to look out for us and instead treat us like cock roaches.

Whose fault? The Chicago Police department, of course, for promoting idiots.

The wedge between PO's and Sgt's was first driven back in the early 70's when Sgt's wore the same blue shirt we all (PO's) wore, except with sergeant stripes.

Then the CPD changed them to white shirts and their status as a protected class was confirmed.

Look at other departments and the military. Especially the US Marines. call a Marine Sergeant "Sir" and he will correct you right away and say he "works for a living."

Not so here. Sergeants here moan they don't get enough lockers, they moan they aren't paid enough of a differential above detectives, they moan about just about everything.

The sergeants here, with some exceptions, are good for shit. Look at the military model, especially the Marines, for a primer on good supervision. Look at the CPD for prime examples of what poor supervision is all about.

3/15/2012 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Wise CPD Guy said...

I will continue to read and leave comments on this blog. If the department obtains my IP address, so be it. I am the least worried. I really do not give a shit anymore. McDickhead and Mayor 9.5 fingers can kiss my ass. I will not be controlled by the lousy Chicago Police Department. Come get me IAD.

3/15/2012 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee this order almost sounds like something Himmler wrote coming out of Nazi Gestapo headquarters. Maybe we can have a nice book burning outside all the district stations some nice warm night. And then maybe we can go break some windows at local churches. All of this stuff should sound familiar to the Racoon.

3/15/2012 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which of this is covered by the whistleblower?

3/15/2012 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you NYPD,
Stay safe

3/15/2012 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey scc, contact our local news outlets, they won't allow this to happen, bet they will challenge this in court if need be. Where will they get their stories

3/15/2012 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The department would have to obtain subpeonas for IP addresses used on blog posts and then another subpeona with the server to identify who owns the IP. Not an easy thing to do. As far as other social media unless you identify yourself by name, the same legal process applies. They are not going to get this information just because they want it and IAD does not have subpeona power.

3/15/2012 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The legal challenge will not involve the constitutional issue of first amendment free speech but rather focus on the department directives that indicate code of conduct for all official members as well as the dissemination of information.
**********************

Well, see, that's the difference between LAW, and WORK RULES.

Escumuel can attempt to enforce his new civil rights violations against employees, the LAWSUIT against the City of Chicago won't be seeking to reverse WORK RULE PUNISHMENT, but rather to abolish Emanuel's WORK RULE that violates the first amendment. See, the COURTS will determine if this violates a constitutional right, not EManuel.

The only thing this entire country has to worry about now is the fact that all elected officials including the president are ramping up their constitution violating new laws and putting them on the books without ANY notice or publication by the media.

After a few more secretly passed bills, you won't HAVE any first amendment rights any longer. The government WILL be able to force websites to hand over IP addresses WITHOUT needing a warrant, all because of laws being pumped out by the minute to take away your freedoms for the sake of "security".

These days were foretold years ago, and now they're coming to pass.

While the Federal government is publicly trying to take down every other government in the world that violates their citizen's freedoms, that same federal government is working secretly to do the exact opposite to their own citizens.

Get it to the courts FAST, before the laws are changed to STOP you from taking it to the courts.

3/15/2012 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think something like this took place in Russia?

3/15/2012 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comments on this blog do not bring discredit to the dept or city govt. they do a good enough job of that without any help from anyone.

Putin & The KGB are alive & well in Shitcago.

FREE SPEECH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/15/2012 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heil McDrunk & T.D. 9.5 !!!!!!!!!

3/15/2012 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Garry....

3/15/2012 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't need a computer to get to this site!

I get it on my cell phone!

So now what! Exempt Dumbasses!

Consfiscate cell phones now, too?!

FUCK YOU!

Da Pelon

3/15/2012 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this be enforced as closely as the long hair general order? If so, we're good.

3/15/2012 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm Retired, so I'll Post what the fuck I want, just like when I was on the Job. I remain Anonymous just so I can fuck with them.Violate my 1st Amendment Rights, and I'll show you a new ghetto lottery winner.

3/15/2012 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds to me that someone doesn't want the citizens of Chicago to know the truth. I say the truth has the right to be heard. Why try to keep the citizens of your city in the dark? Or try to deceive them? Oh.....thats right.......because it's the Chicago way..

3/15/2012 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an attorney, I can tell you that you are incorrect.

3/14/2012 10:29:00 PM

you must lose a lot

3/15/2012 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto said...

"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."


It's about to boil over, ain't it McPuppet?

3/15/2012 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Whose fault? The Chicago Police department, of course, for promoting idiots.

The wedge between PO's and Sgt's was first driven back in the early 70's when Sgt's wore the same blue shirt we all (PO's) wore, except with sergeant stripes.

Then the CPD changed them to white shirts and their status as a protected class was confirmed. ..."

The "quotas", "race norming", "standardization" and Judge Prentiss Marshall, not to mention that all the clout and graft that went into promoting the incompetents have made supervision a joke. The few good bosses need to be hung onto AND LEARNED FROM.

About those white shirts, they came as a result of the '68 Convention when there were complaints that there were no supervisors around. There were there but in blue shirts they blended into the melee. Never liked them myself, would have preferred dark blue myself.

>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

IMPORTANT: Getting back on Topic

It seems that there is a rumor that all new promotions will be 100% merit (clout, interview, who makes the phone call), and one thing that may be done is to check out your SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. Big Brother may demand your passwords and go delving into you past right up to your first keystrokes or webcam posting.

Maybe you can keep two or more Facebook pages, one for "Studley- Anytime-Anyplace", and one for the Deacon who teaches Sunday school at the homeless shelter.

3/15/2012 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Garry,

Go Fu.k yourself and your G.O. You're one of the main reasons I retired this year. You and all your 35th St Blow-stars can run the I.P. Addresses and come to my house for sit down. Oh yeah, have you been able to rent out the upstairs of AreaFour yet?

Retired Area Four Det.

3/15/2012 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember Justice Throughgood Marshall saying that the government has no BUSINESS in an individuals house telling them what they can read write or view. NO FUCKING BUSINESS!!!!!!

3/15/2012 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of boasting on how they are going to sue and this is all BS. I think a lot of touch talk. If you feel that strongly, make yourself known to the department, post something derogatory about the department on your facebook page and see what happens ??

3/15/2012 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sgt from 009 is a liar and a back stabber and everyone knows it.


Yeah, let me take pictures of a crime scene where a little boy was killed by an airplane. The crushed car was still under the plane in the pictures. What a goofy broad. She should have been fired. Fuck her.

3/15/2012 11:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"they have to prove it was you. all you have to do is say, 'it wasn't me.' even if it's your name, your IP, your computer. they have to prove you are physically doing it. Just like anything else."


You mean like red light camera tickets that go to the OWNER of the car and not necessarily the DRIVER?

3/16/2012 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Then the CPD changed them to white shirts and their status as a protected class was confirmed."

The white shirt makes them better targets for the enemy.

-Chalkie

3/16/2012 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How could a subpoena be issued for a Department RULES violation?

How or why would an entity honor such a request?!"


This is Chicago, Crook County, Illinois.

Anything's possible.

3/16/2012 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
A lot of boasting on how they are going to sue and this is all BS. I think a lot of touch talk. If you feel that strongly, make yourself known to the department, post something derogatory about the department on your facebook page and see what happens ??

3/15/2012 10:06:00 PM"

Derogatory... or just true?

3/16/2012 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
OT not related to police, but a concern to all taxpayers. Isn't there a law that says you can't cite a motorist for a speed violation within 200 feet of a posted speed sign (because they should have the opportunity to adjust their speed).
So if they put up speed cameras by schools, who is paying to have the school speed zone signs moved. Or will the city extend the school speed zones, till they all just overlap and the new speed limit in chicago is 20 mph.

Doesn't streets and san have better things to do.

Not a cop, but a tax payer.

3/14/2012 09:16:00 PM"

Think of the children! Anything for a buck.

There are "posted" limits, and there are limits that are in place everywhere. As I recall 30mph on surface steeets, 15 mph in alleys.

Also I heard all those RED LIGHT CAMERAS can become SPEED CAMERAS with the flip of a switch. Remember they were only supposed to be in a few select places.

Remember this when you vote.

3/16/2012 02:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question from the not too tech savvy:

What does using the tool, "In Private Browsing" do?

Does it add any level of protection?

3/16/2012 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is called AMERICA and my relatives fought for my right to free speech.. I had an uncle at Pearl Harbor as it was being bombed.. My grandfather served in the army, my father served in the navy and is a retired Chicago police sergeant...my sister is a police officer for over 20 years... My mothers side of the family has retired Chicago police officers, I am a Chicago police sergeant with almost 19 years , all of the civil service my family has given to this country, state and city to be free from anarchy, communism, and now the city of Chicago "thinks" it will violate my Constitutional right to free speech?? NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.... As long as I do not single anyone out or name names... I can be free to express my feelings, opinions or views without malace. I am an American.... You do not own me... I live in a free society and am protected by the Constitution of the United States of AMERICA!!! My family fought for my rights and God damn.... I will too.

3/14/2012 11:18:00 PM

Yes, but you either didn't vote, or didn't get enough of that family to not support the chicago machine and its communist policies.

3/16/2012 06:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just do not know enough about the court decisions that effect social websites and your job to make an intelligent comment. It seems that you can comment if it serves a public interest, but you have to be careful about unproven character assasination. I would certainly like the union to get some legal advice on this. A lot of people are making salty comments about how the department and the bras can GF themselves and they will do what they want and sue the department, but you really donot know more then I do, which is nothing . I am sure there will be some test cases shortly.

3/16/2012 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT red lightning from 017 caught on video dancing at a party while IOD...gotta love a department that violates the 1st Amendment and yet covers for medical roll abusers like this chump!!

3/16/2012 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3/16 @ 612am.... Yes I did.. Maybe you didnt? Pretty well thought out statement as well... Keep em coming..but do me a favor..next time actually "think" ok?

3/16/2012 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll fight him. I'll fight him with one hand tied behind my back. I swear to God I will.

3/17/2012 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please oh please try to fire me make me RICH!!

3/18/2012 04:03:00 PM  

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