Thursday, March 29, 2012

No GPS in New Stars

A helpful friend at the airport ran the new star through an x-ray machine:


As you can see, no micro-circuitry, no mechanical devices, the x-ray shoots right through to the pin assembly on the other side.

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122 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now some of our bro's can remove their tinfoil helmets...

3/29/2012 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you look hard you can see that moron sgt from the s/w accident.

3/29/2012 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard it was the same thing that a dogs micro chip, like a RF chip or something. GPS would need power like a phone. There could be scanners set up in different places? I don't know just a thought .

3/29/2012 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I called bullshit on that rumor from the get-go!

3/29/2012 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice post. Finally rumors end lol

3/29/2012 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, that's useful. Gotta run though, a zone car wants to take a quick personal and then we gotta relieve another zone car so they can grab lunch down on Taylor St. Damn, how fast WAS that Regal going in the opposite direction... No matter, got our zone priorities to tend to.

3/29/2012 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous‬ said...
As discussed today at work: Section 28.1 spells out what would need to transpire in the event either party (FOP or the City) had plans to completely abandon ("terminate" is the exact word) the contract as we know it when it's up on 30 June. 

Since its inception, FOP has never allowed that to happen because that would effectively end every collective bargaining right we've fought for and won - medical policies, seniority rights for furloughs, bidding for units and watches, salaries, work schedules, overtime for court, etc., etc. All those benefits would be moot and we'd have to fight to regain them. 

The city, upon hearing we willingly waived the continuation of the existing contract until a new one was in place, would be able to have their way with us: imagine 20% pay cuts for all patrolmen, reduced medical/dental, no pay for court appearances (like it used to be - ask a dinosaur/retiree about those days), all promotions based on "merit", no more Duty Availability or Uniform Allowance, etc. The list of how we'd get fucked is endless. But here's why it'll never happen...

WITHOUT A CONTRACT WE'D BE ABLE TO STRIKE

Imagine even 20-25% of any districts manpower (particularly the ghetto districts) not showing up to work on a hot Friday night in August. We would bring this city to its knees instantly. 

So even if, HYPOTHETICALLY speaking, FOP missed some kind of deadline to declare our intentions where we WILLINGLY forfeited our every right, the city wouldn't act on it for fear of what would happen when FOP then said: "Ok, you caught us with our pants down. But now, fuck you, we're going on strike". Do you see the absurdity and unlikelihood of the whole scenario? Ain't gonna happen, folks. There's too much collective knowledge at the helm of our union to just "forget" something of this magnitude. 

This move by the FOP is probably the first of many in what amounts to a game of chess. Drawing out contract talks ensures all the protections and rights we currently enjoy stay in effect and can't be diminished until agreed upon or decided through the arbitration process. And the status quo isn't necessarily a bad thing taking into account the economy and Rahm's track record with contracts (see CPS for details). Like contracts past, this one will surely take a few years to resolve given the amount of issues that will need resolution and clarification. 

As for the ambiguity in the verbiage between our contract and that of the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, it is my opinion that this may actually be to our benefit as the interpretation can be manipulated by the attorneys of both parties, not just the city's legal team. At face value, it appears we are not bound by concrete rules and lopsided restrictions that favor 9-and-a-half. 

So don't get too wound up over anything yet, folks. It's way too early in the game to lay down and take a beating. This is little more than City Hall-orchestrated dissension to further Rahm's goal of a complete Divide and Conquer of all unions. Stand pat and have some faith in your union. And pick up a copy of our contract when you have a few minutes. The knowledge you'll find in that book will alleviate a lot of the frustration and misguided criticism the uniformed detractors dish out here.

G. Popiela - 011
3/29/2012 01:51:00 AM


G. Popiele-011, Thank God you did not win in your election for a position with the FOP because you are a fucking idiot. With or without a contract, the police can not strike. Welcome to State law, read it some time while sitting behind the desk approving inventories retard.

3/29/2012 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To many paranoid people on this job!!

3/29/2012 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will still be people who don't believe it.

3/29/2012 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the CPD won't buy y'all enough riot helmets, they're sure as hell not putting GPS in all the stars...

3/29/2012 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are really stupid, I wonder who started the rumor. And really, who cares? if they do or not, people are NOT going to quit the job.

3/29/2012 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heard that the new stars, when rubbed three times in rapid up and down motion, have the same results as viagra.

3/29/2012 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do so many believe in these secret chips? The city couldn't afford them and if they could the lowest bidder would make them. Junk as usual.

3/29/2012 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Dr Freud said...

I really think some people on this job need to take some clozapine or some loxapine for the paranoia that they suffer from

3/29/2012 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did airport officers receive different stars, because the admin knew that they would do that?

Having fun:)

3/29/2012 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Del Pearson said...

O.T.

Dear SCC and readers. I am police officer Del Pearson. Im a devout reader of this blog and as with anything on this job take the information i recieve with skepticism but enjoy the humor.
Id like to use this forum to thank each and every member of my police family for the incredible job of not only saving my life but also for the incredible and professional police work done on the street the night i was shot.
We've all formed opinions about coworkers and bosses on this job but its times like this that you genuinely learn the heart of people. I certianly have. To all the incredible cops in 004 i cannot and will never be able to express the gratitude i feel towards all of you. To all the units citywide that rushed to the call of me being down, you all showed that we dont need a world stage like NATO to show the world we are the greatest police department on the planet
To the medical staff at both hospitals, you saved my life, thank you from my still intact soul. I especially like to say a personal thanks to the security gaurd at trinity who locked eyes with me as a i walked to the stretcher. The last vision i would have as i entered unconsciousness. Dr. Lee and the trauma team at christ. I thank god everyday for the skill hes given all of you! Its fucking unbelieveable that just a week ago i was at deaths door and now im home with no reason why i cant return to normal after rehab. Its amazing. I remember fighting to stay awake in the back seat as we raced to the hospital. I kept thinking that if "Dude" can get shot 29 times and walk away, so could I.
SCC, i especially want everyone to know about the new friends ive made at 35th st. Readers, you can say what you want. Superintendant McCarthy is a real guy. Al Wysinger and Nick Roti as well! These three have been unbelieable to me and my family. I cannot say enough of how cool its been to get to know these guys as friends. I realize coppers will say they infused me with some coolaid while i was under, body snatched me, but its not like that. The Super is my friend. Im proud to say it! Not as a boss or because he had to be there, because he would sit and we talked bout stupid shit weve done out there and lived to laugh about it. Yes the story about my new star number is true.
Like i said SCC, we all form opinions about people on this job based on things weve heard. I just want some coppers to hear my opinion on Gary McCarthy the man, my boss and now my friend.
Thanks for the space SCC. I know its kinda long and im sure ive left some people out. I wanted to say something to everyone but im not an in front of the camaras type guy so i decided this was a good place for it, after all, noboby reads this insignificant little spot anyway
Thank you, everyone!
P.O. Del Pearson#16462/6254

3/29/2012 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous JAFO said...

Wrong item to check.

Check your radio for a GPS chip. It is more likely to be in/on your radio.

Not a LEO, JAFO

3/29/2012 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the level of paranoia that would lead a person to think that the stars have GPS is rather scary.

3/29/2012 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger The Town Crier said...

Of course it doesn't show up on x-ray, They ( the military industrial Zionist conspiracy) are using a special stealth technology to conceal the circuitry. As an added layer of security, They have compromised airport security as well. Wait a minute........ OMG....They've gotten to you too SCC. Ha, you can't track my ip address, I'm using an Internet cafe, wait a minute.......the barista seems to be paying an inordinate amount of attention to me, crap, they've gotten to her too

3/29/2012 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my God, people are paranoid. We don't have money for raises, pensions, equipment in the cars. Where did everyone think they got money to put gps in 8000 stars? where does this stuff come from? Can't even get the gps in the cars working half the time!

3/29/2012 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what idiot came up with that conspiracy theory anyway.....?

3/29/2012 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't see it because the gps is mixed in the paint. Notice how the front is raised this time.

3/29/2012 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous SCC Fan said...

Waiting for someone to say that it is PhotoShopped propaganda put out by IAD...

3/29/2012 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you, nice to know.

3/29/2012 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--

Some great real-time Trayvon pictures -- not the shot of him when he was 12 years old.

Here, tattoos, hand signs, AK-47s -- the real Tray.

http://www.chicagonewsreport.com/2012/03/trayvon-martin-good-teen-or-gangbanger.html

3/29/2012 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) RAHM FINDS ANOTHER 7 billion but will not contribute to our pension!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/us/private-aid-will-help-chicago-with-7-billion-plan.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1333036988-M3XNTLcQAZFKVxnnxmhoEA

3/29/2012 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous 007 said...

...only Stars intended for officers 'suspected' by City Hall will be GPSed.

....a Rahm cost saving approach....

3/29/2012 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The technology does exist.

Look up www.blankinton.com/smartshield

Looks like the Venecko's didn't get a piece of the action.

3/29/2012 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Third & Last Call

Off Topic

LOST & FOUND

If you or anyone you know attended the St. Patrick's Day Party at FOP Hall...

...AND made a purchase at the FOP Giftshop...

...AND are missing three items I may have found them. I have contacted everyone I know who was there to no avail. Two of the items are a little pricey. If you think you lost these items and can tell exactly what they are please contact the 10th District Watch Commander's Office on the 1st Watch DOG 5. Serious inquiries only. If no response the items will be returned to the giftshop or donated.

3/29/2012 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They still won't give me a new I.D. I haven't been able to swipe for gas in years.

3/29/2012 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But will it stay on? On the current star, the pin is too short and comes un clasped all the time.

3/29/2012 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC maybe Bobby Rush can wear a #4 blue jersey on the Congress floor in support of this teen white girl who was beaten by this teen black girl.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/south-carolina-teen-brutal-soccer-attack-earns-assault-103322121.html

3/29/2012 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did someone really believe this and you"re the police, lol. That would mean the police dept could track you 24/7 , 365days, every minute of every day. That's more that 13,000 little dots, scratch that, 10,000 dots, scratch that more like 9,500 dots. Hey, does anyone care to share how many dots we still working on the dept. Not counting medical, prisoners of war, 35th street, front office , desk, retired since Aug, 2011. Does FOP or the Dept. care to share those numbers. Nope, I didn't think so. Thanks FOP, Anyone?

3/29/2012 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What scares me is that there are people that thought this was the case. Even scarier is that there are people that will still believe this.

3/29/2012 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that's the case, then they must have put the gps in the "free" flu shot just like in the X-Files.

The truth it out there!

3/29/2012 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't matter anyways, I wear a tinfoil hat to block out the signals.

Listen to George Noory, he'll set you straight.

3/29/2012 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! Looks like a Big Eye in the center!!!

3/29/2012 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As you can see, no micro-circuitry, no mechanical devices..."

Doesn't need to be. The whole thing is one finely crafted, highly polished chunk of green Kryptonite.

3/29/2012 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kiddin me... I just ruined my microwave...

3/29/2012 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who believed that bullshit rumor is a moron.

3/29/2012 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) That's not a TSA xray scanner. (looks like iPhone app on a granite counter at a district station)
2) Airport Units not issued new stars yet.
3) It's not GPS, it's RFID tracker. (has 30 ft. range from a reader device. Think of a tollway iPass)
4) Who really cares. (show of hands...thank you)

- now back to crime is down, obama hoodies and pancakes.

3/29/2012 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did a p.o. give up his star for pearson, or was it sitting at HQ?

3/29/2012 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you were retired. How did you get issued a new star?

3/29/2012 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

The city is broke, but...

Emanuel pushing $7.3 billion plan to rebuild Chicago’s infrastructure

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter

March 29, 2012 9:58AM

"Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday urged major airlines squeezed by skyrocketing fuel prices to come to the table a year early and negotiate a fourth new runway at O’Hare Airport as part of a $7.3 billion plan to rebuild Chicago’s infrastructure and create 30,000 jobs over the next three years.

"...the mayor has specifically mentioned the city’s plan to build 16 miles of bus-rapid transit on Jeffery Boulevard this year and add a similar route in the Central Loop next year.

"Implied but not stated is that passengers could be asked to pay higher fares for faster rides. High-speed internet service could also be financed by a fee paid by businesses and individuals.

"Emanuel shed no additional light on what new user fees would need to be imposed to make certain that investors get their money back with interest.

"The projects he’s bundling together include the massive rebuilding of Chicago’s water and sewer system — including 900 miles of water pipe, 750 miles of sewer line, 160,000 catch basins and rebuilding both water filtration plants — paid for by doubling water and sewer rates over the next four years.

"Other projects include: fixing 26 miles of CTA slow zones and renovating, repairing or rebuilding 100 CTA stations over the next 10 years; building a new Green Line station at Cermak and State; acquiring 180 acres of park land over five years and building 12 new parks, 20 new playgrounds, and eight artificial turf fields; building a new Malcolm X College and a new classroom building at Olive-Harvey College."

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/11596697-418/emanuel-pushing-73-billion-plan-to-rebuild-chicagos-infrastructure.html

3/29/2012 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares... If ya just ride around and wave at the hoodsters ya gots nahtin ta werry bout!!

3/29/2012 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's in the paint!!!!! LMAO!!!

3/29/2012 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic: Why was Sgt BV of IAD carried for traumatic incident because a shooting took place near his residence? Is this a new trend, because if so I'm sure there are quite a few Dept. members living in areas of the city that can claim this rather frequently.

3/29/2012 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/south-carolina-teen-brutal-soccer-attack-earns-assault-103322121.html

Oh...just another one out of control.
any guesses to how the media will handle this one

3/29/2012 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your helpful friend is probably in on it.....where did I leave my tin foil hat?

3/29/2012 02:50:00 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

There's no need for anything in the Star--they've implanted chips in our heads. Or in our tinfoil hats.

3/29/2012 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone made some cash on this deal...the old "new" stars lasted less than 5 years.

3/29/2012 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what was the point of issuing new stars?

3/29/2012 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous DaBadCop said...

Now maybe we can move past the conspiracy nonsense!

3/29/2012 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol. Kept telling all the idiots it was a bs rumor.

3/29/2012 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if you can just get rid of those damn black helicopters....

3/29/2012 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Micro chip is in hair gel

3/29/2012 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now some of our bro's can remove their tinfoil helmets..."

--3/29/2012 06:04:00 AM

Naw. Foil is good. It confuses the enemy's radar.

Everyone knows that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaff_(countermeasure)

3/29/2012 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And really, who cares? if they do or not, people are NOT going to quit the job.

99% of all patrolman have already quit this job moron , it's called De-Policing and J-Fled started it and the phenomenon is going strong today. 3/29/2012 08:49:00 AM

3/29/2012 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out

www.blankinton.com/smartshield

The chip used in this technology is clearly visable on the back of the badge. It also looks removable and replaceable.

Continue to heal and enjoy life Del.

3/29/2012 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When some of the comments were pushing that the city had put chips into the stars, I began thinking that I was working with some really paranoid cops. It is our job to be paranoid and trust no one, but to the extent of paranoia I saw in some comments was more scary than if a chip HAD been in the new stars.

Yet, I am still willing to bet that someone will refuse to believe it! Conspiracists are everywhere it seems.

3/29/2012 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check this out...even the milk is corrupt:

http://www.bettergov.org/investigations/milk_money_from_a_cash_cow.aspx

3/29/2012 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I remember fighting to stay awake in the back seat as we raced to the hospital. I kept thinking that if "Dude" can get shot 29 times and walk away, so could I.

"P.O. Del Pearson#16462/6254"

--3/29/2012 09:14:00 AM

Boy, you sure fooled 'em all with that stunt! So happy to hear you're doing better. Blessings to you and family, and to everyone who helped out.

...and congratulations on the new star.

3/29/2012 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Why do so many believe in these secret chips? The city couldn't afford them and if they could the lowest bidder would make them. Junk as usual.

3/29/2012 09:04:00 AM<<<

The City has $55 million to spend on G8/NATO. Now only NATO, part of it was spent on that junket to Brussels. Part of it to wine and dine the dignitaries and their families here. Bribes, scholarships and who knows what else, certainly not on us. The do not want us to have the badge patches anymore and the technology does exist. So if the Daley/Vanecko Crime Family can make a buck on it will happen some day.

3/29/2012 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous JAAFO said...

JAFO said...
Wrong item to check.

Check your radio for a GPS chip. It is more likely to be in/on your radio.

Not a LEO, JAFO
-
Damn skippy. For the fortieth time, the possibility of a GPS locator (which requires a power source) being embedded in the star was never an issue. That debate was left to the folks who don't understand the technology, as you can see from all these GPS comments and even the post title. For the fortieth time, the issue was whether the stars had *RFID* chips, which are a completely different, passive technology. GPS would have to be embedded in an electrical device (like a radio... and, all conspiracy theories aside, it isn't unlikely since there have been radios publicly marketed with GPS and geocoding features for ages... if these radios ever get upgraded, they will likely have GPS out of the box as a 'feature.') Anyhow, thank you SCC for trying to put an end to this silliness... its embarrassing to see people in this department arguing whether their stars have AC power cords or rechargeable batteries that the department charges for you while you're not looking. Get well, Del.
-JAAFO

3/29/2012 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the space SCC. I know its kinda long and im sure ive left some people out. I wanted to say something to everyone but im not an in front of the camaras type guy so i decided this was a good place for it, after all, noboby reads this insignificant little spot anyway
Thank you, everyone!
P.O. Del Pearson#16462/6254

3/29/2012 09:14:00 AM
***************************

That was an unbelieveable short story I read Del. I don't think there is a copper out there that this did NOT touch!

I agree on the issues with "Dude" man you crack me up and I feel ya on that!!!

God Bless ya and EVERYONE should look around and realize that we are all just human beings as well as the police and being too judgemental on our co-workers and spiteful is just useless!

People we are what we are and it is what it is but this job is a TEAM EFFORT and this story puts it all into perspective! Kudos to 004!!! Tact teams, patrol or bosses sometimes it takes something like this unfortunately to bring us all together!

Stay together folks....

Welcome back Del!

3 bars

3/29/2012 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"1) That's not a TSA xray scanner. (looks like iPhone app on a granite counter at a district station)"

--3/29/2012 01:32:00 PM

Uh...aha...

*

3/29/2012 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Are you kiddin me... I just ruined my microwave..."

--3/29/2012 01:20:00 PM

Put one of those Easter Marshmallow Peeps in there and see what happens.

It's not pretty.

3/29/2012 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stand pat and have some faith in your union. And pick up a copy of our contract when you have a few minutes. The knowledge you'll find in that book will alleviate a lot of the frustration and misguided criticism the uniformed detractors dish out here.

G. Popiela - 011

3/29/2012 01:51:00 AM
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Well written, Popiela, but you are DEAD WRONG. Try reading this in addition to the contract which you read but didn't understand.

GENERAL PROVISIONS
(5 ILCS 315/) Illinois Public Labor Relations Act.

(m) Security officers of public employers, and Peace Officers, Fire Fighters and fire department and fire protection district paramedics, covered by this Section may not withhold services, nor may public employers lock out or prevent such employees from performing services at any time.

3/29/2012 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But how do you take the voodoo curse off of it?

3/29/2012 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly,

Everyone knows that they took the RFID chips out of the stars because the metal created too much interference and they had problems.

That's why the RFID chips are sewn into the fabric of your uniforms instead.

3/29/2012 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT --

The city is broke, but...

Emanuel pushing $7.3 billion plan to rebuild Chicago’s infrastructure

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter

March 29, 2012 9:58AM

"Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday urged major airlines squeezed by skyrocketing fuel prices to come to the table a year early and negotiate a fourth new runway at O’Hare Airport as part of a $7.3 billion plan to rebuild Chicago’s infrastructure and create 30,000 jobs over the next three years.


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

...and American Airlines has filed for bankruptcy and is seeking to void out all union contracts.

Follow the money...The union wages and benefits will get cut like the UAW wages that were turned into poverty scale jobs and the money saved will be divided between the politicians and corporate exec's.

So yeah..rush to the bargaining table early to fund a new airport runway and get your hands on that union wage money as you push more people into poverty.

Heh..with gasoline about to break $5/gal let's see how many people still travel anywhere.

3/29/2012 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Superintendent McCarthy has proven himself to be a real cop and one of us. Change is hard, but I think the changes that have come and will come will benefit all of us. It is a tough job to be the super and a target for everyone. After years of incompetent leadership appointed by Daley, this guy is the real deal.

3/29/2012 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I definately don't agree with you about McGoof. I am glad he is your friend, took for you to be shot to become his friend but, I don't plan to be six feet under ground or shot for him to give a shit about me or the rest of the police force. It is his job and duty to respond and of course he has to show care, duh it's a great way to show his face in camera, but before did he even know you, nope. I'm glad that you have survived your incident. And by the way, I have bumped into McGoof in HQ, the man doesn't even say hello, but hey I see how it is, we gotta get shot or killed to get a moment of care from the McGoof.

3/29/2012 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

---Not even, there is still few gunning and running. However, everyone complains about this star thing rumor, but seriously it's most that we hear all a rumor at times. Soon we will offer coffee with the arrest. Our hands are tied, but it doesn't mean we loose the hope that one day we will be allowed to do our job.


99% of all patrolman have already quit this job moron , it's called De-Policing and J-Fled started it and the phenomenon is going strong today. 3/29/2012 08:49:00 AM

3/29/2012 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Del, the wife and I cried reading your post. So happy for you and your family that they have "dad" and "husband" back. The prayers worked! Here's to a speedy recovery.

PO in 006 from the neighborhood

3/29/2012 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the moron saying we can strike if there isnt a contract. We as police officers cannot strikeits againts the law.

3/29/2012 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really think some people on this job need to take some clozapine or some loxapine for the paranoia that they suffer from

3/29/2012 09:07:00 AM

And just how would you know about those drugs? Still on them? LOL!

3/29/2012 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can microchip my ass cheek for all I care. I am invisible out there. I follow orders, answer jobs, and back up my fellow officers. That is it. No proactive policing. None. Nada. Zip.

3/29/2012 05:48:00 PM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

3/29/2012 07:48:00 AM

Yo asshole....he is actually correct.

Because who is going to attempt to arrest a CPD officer on strike? Cook County SPO? ISP? An Alderman?

Public Safety Employees can legally strike. The termination of a Contract is Required before such a strike can occur though since the contract has a No Strike Clause.

A police Strike does not ipso facto become a public health danger if the Union votes to strike because the contract no longer exists. But obviously the contract would have to be shut down completely. In the labor agreement, Section 28.1, is anything but clear and unambiguous. The agreement provides that “notice of termination” must be given by March 1, 2012. FOP never intended to send a notice of termination. The labour agreement needs modifications, not termination.

3/29/2012 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--

HA, HA, HA! SCREW YOU, ANDY THAYER!

Judge upholds denial of NATO march permit

By David Heinzmann Tribune reporter

5:38 p.m. CDT, March 29, 2012

"A city of Chicago administrative hearing judge has upheld the denial of a march permit for NATO protesters.

"Administrative Law Judge Raymond J. Prosser delivered his ruling late this afternoon, backing the city's claim that a parade through the heart of the Loop on the first day of the NATO summit would create an unnecessary public safety risk.

"The city has proposed moving the parade start to Columbus Drive in Grant Park and skirting the Loop on its path south to McCormick Place, where members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will be meeting May 20-21."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-judge-upholds-denial-of-nato-march-permit-20120329,0,3950043.story

Poor baby, him and his 1968 II. He does so want to get whacked upside the head, just like the real Yippies used to do...climb up on some object and wave a VC flag...

It's not like he's going to get real near McCormick Place, either. They're talking about cutting off Metra Electric and South Shore commuter train service past McCormick Place, and preventing tens of thousands of decent people from getting to work "because something might happen."

Andy's wanna-lollipop is 'way down the list.

3/29/2012 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Town Crier said... Of course it doesn't show up on x-ray, They ( the military industrial Zionist conspiracy) are using a special stealth technology to conceal the circuitry. As an added layer of security, They have compromised airport security as well. Wait a minute........ OMG....They've gotten to you too SCC. Ha, you can't track my ip address, I'm using an Internet cafe, wait a minute.......the barista seems to be paying an inordinate amount of attention to me, crap, they've gotten to her too

3/29/2012 09:53:00 AM

Coordinates locked, you fool it wasn't the barista it was the robot dog. Now we know who you are and what your favorite porn site is...

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

Actually...I'm a little disappointed...I was going to have a little fun before I retired....Dang!

3/29/2012 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course it didn't show. It's alien based bio-powered nano-tech.

3/29/2012 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That GPS is there.

Only it's not in the star, it's in you.

BWAAAHHAAAHHAAA!!!

3/29/2012 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what idiot started that rumor?

3/29/2012 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone fill me in on the story of Dell's new star number? I didn't hear the story. Thanks.

3/29/2012 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T.----SCC, Just wanted to give a heads up to all coppers working in 009 or any other units that may be passing through for one reason or the other.
Our very own Aldercreature Pat Dowell has been making the rounds at all the storefront churches and informing the citizens to get a cr # on any police officer stopping them for any reason.
Apparently Ms. Dowell is unhappy with the level of policing going on in her ward and this is how she has decided to retaliate.
It's nice to know that City Hall and our Alderman have our backs!
Thanks for all the support Alderman Dowell, we'll be sure to work real hard on all the complaints and special attentions you pump into the 009th dist., knowing you have turned the citizens against us more than they already were!

3/29/2012 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great.. this tinfoil hat was starting to itch

3/29/2012 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell does SWAT do? I heard they don't have to do nothing but work out and don't have to make any arrests. Just three contact cards. A friend of mine whose on LA said they screwed the pooch in some competition in Las Vegas. What the hell!! They go go Vegas and end up last. Lol!!

3/29/2012 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. I have been on this job too long. I am that paranoid. But think of the crap I have been through on this job to get that way. I am keeping my tin foil hat no matter what you guys say and my star is still going in the microwave! Now give me my pills and my hug me coat and leave me alone with the voices!!!

3/29/2012 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what was the issue with del's star?

3/29/2012 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC from Chicago Breaking News:

"Six people were shot, one fatally, this evening... on the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood.
... between 10 and 12 gunshots.... two young men in hoodies jump into a waiting gray SUV and speed off."
-----------
What was that description again?

3/29/2012 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares about being GPS 'ed. Unless your doing something you shouldn't be doing who cares.

Spread news that counts not rants that bring paranoia and poor morale.

Prince Valium

3/29/2012 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the new stars come with black magic markers to fill in the letters and numbers after a few weeks?

3/29/2012 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Del,

So great to hear from you! Had to hear everything through the grapevine since I'm on furlo. Missed you by about 10 minutes when you came home, I walked down with my little ones. Still was able to hang out front for a bit (Don't know if you peeked out at all, could completely understand your exhaustion). Do you need anything? Would love to swing by for a short visit when you are feeling up to it. Our prayers were answered when you pulled though. God bless you and your family.

-S.P. 3rd W

3/29/2012 08:06:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

9:14 AM

Are you certain that IV drip wasn't spiked with high octane Kool-Aid, Del?

Seriously, everyone is so happy that you're on your way to a full recovery after being thisclose to the graveyard only a week ago.

We don't want any more pictures of slain heroes hanging on police station walls. God bless you.

3/29/2012 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome post Del! God bless you and thnak you! I have heard the Sup. goes out of his way to be with wounded coppers unlike our last one. He's starting to sound like a better boss than we may have thought. Take your time coming back pal!

023/now 019 tact

3/29/2012 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we just need to x ray our mayor's head. Nothing in there but Skittles and Raccoon Shit.

3/29/2012 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some DIPSHIT Female K-9 handler started this rumor, she said her friend works in ppersonel and told her all the new stars had a chip in it to track you, I laughed and tol;d her that would be a violation of your civil rights if the tracking device tracked you during off duty hours, She is aknow it all type and I can't stomach her.

3/29/2012 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - House Bill 4081

A bill that changes the Illinois eavesdropping law is now pending in the Illinois House.

If enacted into law, this bill would create an exemption to the eavesdropping statute and allow police officers, and persons working under their direction (e.g. CIs), to record conversations without judicial authority. They would merely have to get approval from the State's Attorney.

This bill would make life a lot easier for investigators and safer for agents needing quick approval in potentially dangerous situations.

This bill has already been voted on once and has broad support. It is up again for a vote tomorrow (Friday, March 30, 2012), and if you can convey your support to anyone of influence that would be a good thing.

I'm sorry for the last minute info, but I was unaware of this bill until today (04/29/12).

Be safe.

3/29/2012 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This City is going to burn and downtown destroyed by the fed up working class citizens...maybe Washington will take notice and the ironic part is Mr Emmanuel invited this NATO summit. There are not enough police and the ones the city does have are tired of being fucked with by the little racoon....burn baby burn.

3/29/2012 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the new stars are actually a liquid metal mini-terminator that jumps off your chest and beats you if you criticize Rahm...

On a serious note, what Del said about believing that if Dude can get shot multiple times and survive than so could he...that was an excellent point. The will to live can overcome more than science can explain sometimes. Glad he's gonna be ok.

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

Well, Walter Jacobsen speaking up for the police? Or just to get us to turn on the union for allegedly missing a date? I hope it is what he said with no ulterior motives!

3/29/2012 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This City is going to burn and downtown destroyed by the fed up working class citizens...maybe Washington will take notice and the ironic part is Mr Emmanuel invited this NATO summit. There are not enough police and the ones the city does have are tired of being fucked with by the little racoon..."

--3/29/2012 10:05:00 PM

The working class citizens are all at work. That leaves Andy Thayer And His Fleabag Army, somewhere in a sodden corner of Grant Park.

"Burn baby burn." Go take your own advice.

3/29/2012 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--

City getting safer by the minute

1 dead, 5 wounded in Gresham convenience store shooting

By Carlos Sadovi and Andy Grimm Tribune reporters

9:07 p.m. CDT, March 29, 2012

"Detectives were reviewing police surveillance video this evening to see if they could spot the gunmen who shot six people, one fatally, in a convenience store on the South Side.

"The attack happened at 6 p.m. on the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.

"The people were shot inside the Bishop Golden Store, 1443 W. 79th Street, and one of the victims died, said Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Larry Langford.

"The victims were in the store when two males ran inside and opened fire on the victims before running out and jumping into a grey or silver SUV which fled northbound on Bishop Sttreet, said O'Brien.

"The deceased victim was 22 years old, O'Brien said.

"Four of the shot were in critical condition and a fifth wounded person was in "stable" condition.

"Two of the people were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, two were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and the fifth victim was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, police said.

"Citing preliminary information, police said two gunmen with hooded sweatshirts entered the store and almost immediately opened fire. One of the shooters was using a TEC 9-type gun, police said."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-6-wounded-in-gresham-shooting-20120329,0,4943899.story

A. Thank God for those hooded sweatshirts.

B. What it is about 79th Street? It's become like Main Street in Hell.

3/29/2012 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I already gave them permission to track my with my cell phone.

3/29/2012 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get well soon Oficer Del. Glad you're home and I know you are too.
Also, would you tell your friend the Sup to stay out of Phleger's church?
Thanks

3/30/2012 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Hydro Head this is the very last time I call you any names because you got Pearson his old man's star number. Lucky for you previous administrations have left me with a bottomless pick of nitwits from which to cull my new comedic sketches.

3/30/2012 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yOu GUYS ARE IDIOTS! The antenna goes right down the middle clear as day.

3/30/2012 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am keeping my aluminum foil skull cap no matter what someone's x-ray machine says. They could have infiltrated SCC and be feeding us false propaganda like the British fed the Germans during WWII the Big One.

3/30/2012 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ada boy del...I have to second dels feelings towards our boss. I will tell you this, at the very least mcarthy raised dels spirts during a very trying time for him, and for that he should be applauded. While I do not agree with mcarthys politics I have to say as a human being the guy impressed me with all that he did for my friend and old partner. Anyone who says differently is full of shit because I was there and seen it with my own two eyes. That incident that night had bad news written all over it but everyone worked very hard to over come the odds that were stacked against del to FORCE a successful out come.. Kapa did a hell of a job making that tough decision that ultimately saved dels life. Top to bottom everyone deserves a pat on the back! Sorry for typos and grammar wrote this on my phone. Good luck del and if you need any late night snacks don't hesitate to as.. You know my number fatboy lol get well soon and slowly brother

3/30/2012 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what conspiracy will the RED BARRON come up with next, from his lab in the Kurbs Cave..... I guess we will just have to wait and see.....

3/30/2012 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll second Del on the Sup. The couple times I was around him he acted just like one of the guys. I don't quite agree with his policies but that's a different issue.

3/30/2012 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

us said jump! We would all say "how high boss". Give the guy a break. I haven't seen him hurt anyone.

Anonymous

3/30/2012 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By state law, you cannot strike, but, the firemen did it anyway way back on 14 February 1980 and they stayed out until 8 March 1980. The strike was backed by 97% of the membership.

Law or no law, you cannot stop officers from walking off the job, getting sick or just not answering the phone. If even half did this, the city would have to bring in troops to maintain order.

3/30/2012 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call me crazy...but for a computer chip to communicate with a radio tower or satellite, dosent it need some kind of power source? I dont remember getting a charger with my star...I'm sure someone will come up with some crackpot paranoid roomer that it uses ambient air temperature or the Earths magnetic field for power...Because after all, Im sure the department cares if you are at the Jewel right after work while the city goes to hell every night.


"I dont normally drink the Cool-Aid, but when I do, I prefer some one else to try it first...Stay crazy my friends".

3/30/2012 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have heard (from people I trust)---that McCarthy can give a "well-spoken, leadership inspiring" speech, as well as display "human" feelings....none of which matters until he grabs hold of our "organizational development" and STOPS making up gold star spots/titles, demotes the Commanders hidden as XOs- holds district XOs resposnsible for something (or gets them out of patrol, where many do nothing and have a short work day)AND fosters accountability by providing each watch one designated person in charge- who is not also approving inventories, writing bonds, answering phone calls and working the desk.

3/31/2012 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

conspiracy mans says there is a tracking device in those stars. that photo is fake the ceo of that company is a 33rd degree mason its part of the new world order. they can track movements with it. what stopping them from beaming radio wave or microwaves into it and your brain. I have in my disposal the technology to circumvent this in the form of tin foil hats for a cheap price of $3500.00 you can protect yourselves from the offshore banking cartel that runs this country...got to go mom is calling for me upstairs....

3/31/2012 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gps is a system not for directions but mind control its a global darpa project.

3/31/2012 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they keep promoting all these half-wits to exempt positions you will soon see the Gold Braid bill bite the dust. then the all those newly minted exempts will blame the pension board and the Union but they and our political leaders and the Reverends that pull their strings will be the cause of it ending. Soon when an exempt member retires he will be paid at the level of his highest career service rank. This will have to be going forward not retroactive but you can take it to the bank. Watch for it down in Springfield. I am surprised this wasn't pushed in the last session. Remember who to blame "Brass" , your politically
well connected but IQ challenged Brothers (And Especially Sisters).

4/02/2012 03:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't want it then.

4/03/2012 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been GeoCaching with it for months.

4/03/2012 04:55:00 PM  

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