Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Rahm Blames Citizens

  • The Chicago Police Department has busted two West Side drug markets — and arrested 45 members of the Traveling Vice Lords and Four Corner Hustlers street gangs — but it won’t mean a thing unless area residents reclaim that turf, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday.

    The Harrison District market allegedly operated by the Four Corner Hustlers was busted as part of a city-federal investigation that resulted in the seizure of $1 million in cash, $1.5 million worth of narcotics and eight firearms.

    An international narcotics cartel has been identified as the source of the drugs, according to Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. Thirty-six “gang targets” have been charged. Twenty-eight of them are already in custody.

A good long term investigation by the officers. If it's airtight, some people will be headed to prison for some extensive time.

On the flip side, nature abhors a vacuum - and so does the drug trade. Dealers are going to be jockeying for the spots vacated by the arrested and the cycle will begin again. Rahm saying it's up to the community to reclaim that turf means that (A) in contradiction to what Rahm said a few days ago, the gangs do run the streets and (B) if the effort fails (which it will - it's been the same for 60 years now), then it's the citizens' fault and Rahm can't be held responsible as he runs for the White House.

And the Tribune has this report:

  • One week after dozens of people were shot in a deadly outburst of street violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy held a news conference today to highlight efforts to crack down on gangs.

    Emanuel and McCarthy sought to assure the public they are focused on new strategies for dealing with the city's seemingly intractable gang problem.

  • McCarthy hinted at a comprehensive gang-related strategy, but provided few details. Police will identify gang conflicts, new territories and factions, focus on gang-related violence and share that information throughout the department to prevent retaliation, McCarthy said.
Either we're going back to the map full of push pins or the Crystal Ball assholes got another shot at things. If only we had an actual gang unit that concentrated on gangs. They could fit right in with Garry's latest "reorganization" and call themselves Gangs North, Gangs South and Gangs Central. And when that got boring, Gangs South could become S.O.G.

Again.

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118 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer is to pretty much undo every major decision made in this department in the last 7 years except for carbines and 4 and 2.

3/27/2012 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MIRROR MIRROR
Go get the prom dress
Fuk you RAHM

3/27/2012 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rahm can't be held responsible as he runs for the White House."

OK, so it's "his" city today, but when the new dealers are out there, it will no longer be "his"?

3/27/2012 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"One week after dozens of people were shot in a deadly outburst of street violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy held a news conference..."

Did either of them take "credit" for these killings as they did a few months ago when there weren't any?

I hope they didn't!

Chalkie

3/27/2012 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Tonight covered the joint press conference Monday night, they pointed out that the "new" plan isn't anything new at all and quoted Mike Shields (the fOP one) as saying it's the same plan as under Cline, Hillard, etc.

It seems the curtain is being drawn back and the truth is being exposed. Finally.

3/27/2012 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure now its up to the beat guys to keep the dealers from re-surfacing right?
That would be fairly easy if the same guys/gals wouldnt have to answer radio jobs one after another .
And then one thing to remember is that when the thugs realize that you are serious about keeping them from making money they will mobilize and hee come the beefs.
And of course the bosses will back away from you like a hot piece of coal and you will get stripped and sit at call back for several years then the bad suits will walk in and give you papers to take you off the payroll and you will wait for several months and go tot he police board. And lets talk about that monkey court. The people who actually vote on your case are not even present. You have to basically rely on one of three hearing officers. JOhnson , Berland ,or Walker. Berland is a former federal AUSA and your odds already drop sharply if he is your hearing officer. Walker, if she stays awake is middle of the road but is not rally the sharpest knife in the kitchen. Johnson is your best roll of the dice. A fair guy with a realistic approach to conducting the hearings and admission of evidence. One of them present an oral review to the board and then the board votes. If that is not a crock ! If you are deciding my fate of employment than dammit be present and hear everything, see faces, see expressions, body language,etc...
There is no way that the board will read thru hundreds of pages of transcripts and view the video of all the cases that they have to decide on the monthly basis.
So basically stop going to work and going that extra mile or you are just asking for the anvil to drop. Or Mr Mayor change the entire process and make your Police Board be present for testimony . I am sorry for the long winded entry but I feel that most coppers really dont know or dont think it could happen to them and it CAN!

3/27/2012 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This circle jerk the Racoon likes will just continue until we are Detroit. No way to stop shit that has been going on for years. Bust drug dealers and there are 20 for every one you bust. As long as the demand is there low lifes will step up to make the sales. The Racoon and McSwiggle are just paying lip service to the problem. Photo ops are worthless and they know it. And the beat goes on.

3/27/2012 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Rahm and McCarthy, you both act like the shitheads that live in that area really give a shit. The don't care if your cleaning up the area. All they know is their baby's are sitting in jail and the white man is still brin' them down.

3/27/2012 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As each day passes the Trayvon story just keeps melting away. Interesting to know that Trayvon's parents have quit their jobs to run a charity full time for their deceased son. They have also filed for trade marks for ownership of his name and likeness. Sounds like more business than grieving. Treyvon was nothing but a doped up over grown Thug who got a slug for his efforts. Fuck him and his family.

3/27/2012 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My two cents to the Mayor is this:

Cull-out from the rank-and-file REAL police. Make them a mobile dedicated gang unit. NO merit. NONE.

Have squads from that unit working days and nights undercover on benches rooftops and any where else to observe, record and photograph the usual suspects moving the drugs from the usual places.

Once the undercover squads identify who and where, they call-in the hammer where 20-30 cops parachute in in seconds.

Overwhelming police presence from every direction so that every shitbird holding has nowhere to go.

Do it day by day, corner by corner.

Then the courts and Attorney's got to do their jobs. Got that Rahm? Then the courts and Attorney's got to do their jobs. NO parole. STIFF penalties.

Then actually go UP thee ladder of the supply chain and put the real source out of commission. Cut off the head, the rest will die.

You really want to save the city Rahm?? Stop pissing away money on kicking upstars an evident incompetent like Carothers and on Red Light cameras and invest in the aforementioned scouting and takedown strike force.

The people can help but unless there is massive foot patrol policing, the Bangers are going to intimidate by payback and citizens just won't feel protected to help if they are so inclined.

Walk the talk Rahm!!!!!

Not a cop

3/27/2012 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone ever hear of The Insane Clown Posse?

nineteen-paul

3/27/2012 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been there, Done that!

Again and Again!

3/27/2012 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Rahm's Citizen Trick Bag.

An area resident reclaims his turf and...


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

Elderly man shoots burglar in Englewood, both charged

By Rosemary Sobol Tribune reporter

11:57 p.m. CDT, March 26, 2012

An 80-year-old man and the burglar whom he shot are expected in court today after the break-in at the elderly man’s Englewood neighborhood home, police said.

Homer Wright, of the 6400 block of South Morgan Street, was inside his home about 6:30 a.m. Monday when 19-year-old Anthony Robinson broke through several boards and entered through a rear bathroom window and tried to take liquor, police said.

...

During the burglary investigation, authorities learned that Wright has two prior weapons convictions from 1968 and 1994 and he was charged with one felony count of unlawful use a weapon, police said. Records show Wright also has a prior conviction for theft in 1990.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-elderly-man-shoots-burglar-in-englewood-both-charged-20120326,0,3175723.story

3/27/2012 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD these speaches from Rahm and McCarthy drive me nuts. Cant believe all the sheep in this city. Hire more cops; a couple thousand that we're short. No more backlogs, less danger for the cops, less danger for the citizens, less violent crime, better response time and open up some free time for coppers to do some pro active policing. Guarenteed to work. My 24 year ghetto career says so

3/27/2012 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How far up did they follow the money?

3/27/2012 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess Jesse Jackson couldn't stand next to the Mayor, he is too busy in Sanford Florida, fueling the potential Rodney King Type Riot. No justice ,themtake it too the streets.

3/27/2012 03:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy is in way over his head! Let's hope NATO will be his Waterloo.

3/27/2012 03:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I missed a day or two of the SCC Blog. When did Rahm announce he was running for the White House?

3/27/2012 04:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy provided few details because he is a LIAR.. There is NO STRATEGY!! They dont know what to do... Wait till Mid June kids and we will see what kind of excuses you can try to come up with because by that time you will sound like two Jessie Jackasses with all the "hibbity jibbity's" you'll be throwing at the media... Two clueless goofs.

3/27/2012 04:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By reclaiming the area, does he mean setting up a taco cart? Nice fluff from a pol.

3/27/2012 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have poured every resource into the West side. It is time to admit that it can't be fixed and just fence it in. Escape from Englewood. Where is Kurt Russell when you need him?

3/27/2012 05:13:00 AM  
Blogger Cuinjl50 said...

An international narcotics cartel has been identified as the source of the drugs, according to Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. Omg, mcflurry has discovered that all by his lonesome self. No wonder drugs are being sold. Thanks for the information without you, we would of never known that the cartel is involved in the drug trade.

3/27/2012 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a civilian who went through this problem: it's a mixture of the Building Dept, The Law Dept, people outside the hood willing to go to court, neighbors, and importantly CPD.
Someone needs to take the lead and be willing to take the brunt of the abuse from the drug dealers. A lot of really bad stuff happened to us for our involvement but they eventually left. Our area was small compared to Englewood.
Now we live in drunken yuppie land. How do we get rid of these azzholes?

3/27/2012 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This summer is going to be hell on earth.Mc Barstool is going to be shocked but still disinterested in the citys woes. This guy could give a shit hes already rich and has plenty of pension coming. Shocked yes. shocked by the Z E R O S he will see on his checkoff sheets. shocked by the bodies that pile up. Shocked by numbers of retirements by officers who like the citizens are LEAVING this city. The reason you get an education is so you are not anyones slave. Plenty of time to start over and live good.Why stay if you have over 10 years on you still get paid for the rest of your life by this shit city. Your doctor and family will thank you later. Its not too late to realize that CPD was a bad mistake. I retired and my mortgage with taxes and ins on a beautiful florida pool home is less than 1/3rd than I paid in shitcago. No stupid city stickers . no emmissions. no state income tax. surrounded by republicans that take no shit from the beast. If you have an education there are plenty of jobs. The schools are good and there are no daleys or alvarez's. or ipras or corporation scoundrals. No Rahm either. Bub bye. oh and im close to the beach too. hahahahahah

3/27/2012 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like rahm is blaming the black community.

3/27/2012 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same old, same old.

3/27/2012 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous John Whitehorse, Ret said...

Anonymous said...
Off Topic:

I waited quite a long time to finally get into the carbine class which started today. I have found out that we have an evidence technician in our class. You know, I can understand an et wanting to carry an M4 being 10-99 every day but c'mon, I've never seen any et's riding on my in progress jobs, ever!?1?. WTF. I can't believe that my partner, who applied at the same time I did, was passed over for this guy....... Good move CPD

3/26/2012 08:02:00 PM


I moved this ti this post so the person who posted has a better chance to see this retort.

First, I understand what you are saying office, i really do. It surly is better to have more hard chargers on the streets with M4's like yourself and your partner. Nothing like having three or four of you guys standing around or guarding a crime scene. I do not know how we ever did things in the past. You guys with your M4's are such a great intimidation tactic.

Now, I cannot speak for all of the ET's and I'm sure you have seen a lot of them who are dogs, as have i, but I would venture to think that the Et you saw in class is not a dog. How could he/she be? He/she signed up for this class, for this weapon and hopefully, he/she signed up to help out when needed.

Who better to have one than an ET? They get to sit and wait for there next job and they monitor a citywide in doing so. So he/she will hear any of those emergency calls, or just happened calls, and if lucky, they might be in the same area, district, or even on the same beat, to come an offer assistance.

while I'm sorry that you are your partner will not be able to both jump out of your Tahoe to the next shooting (shouldn't be later than 3PM today) I do hope you realize that error in your ways. Do not lump everyone into the same category and remember, you'll never know where that next assist will come from. You should just be thankful for it, no matter who gives it to you and where they work at.

3/27/2012 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right, Rainbow Bright.

Mayor Pat-Myself-On-The-Back and Superintendent Kiss-Rahm's-Ass, you grandstand to save your butts because your policies are corrupt. You two are personally responsible for upping the murder rate in Chicago exponentially. And for putting the lives of Chicago Police Officers more so on the line.

Ding dong the gangs are gone? How dumb do you believe citizens are?

Why don't you CLEAN UP your act and stop your charades?

3/27/2012 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCKING,FUCKING CLUELESS.
Hey hard working,law abiding taxpayer,this is your tax dollars hard at work.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

3/27/2012 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County Jail is empty. Cook County doesn't not want minorities in jail. The States Atty. will not prosecute and judges will not sentence drug & gun cases.
So why is there a gang & narcotics problem in this city?

3/27/2012 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a supporter of Superintendent McCarthy's plan to streamline the department and put the insiders in beat cars. But, now, I also see that the city must hire at least 500 more police officers right away and when they hit the streets, reconstitute the gang unit to put pressure on the street gangs. I have almost 40 years of law enforcement experience and have seen what the Daley years did to the police department, dragging it down into the celler of political cronyism and patronage.

3/27/2012 08:28:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

To Barrett J. Moron:

He's a convicted felon dumbass. That's why.

3/27/2012 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cut off the head, the rest will die.
--------------
You do realize that hundreds of billions of dollars has been spent on this approach and every other approach that can be thought up and none have been even remotely successful at dealing with the "drug problem".

3/27/2012 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a cop

3/27/2012 12:51:00 AM

Obviously.

3/27/2012 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.W. where arth Thou ?
Is CAPS is coming back ?
Election year Fed Funding will cometh and plenty.
Hiring 200 looks good but no mention that 1,000 retired.
Of course the cheap way is to continue to deplete northside districts and flood the south and west.
100+ - murders
1000's - shot
0 - run over by speeding thru intersections.

Which law breakers will suffer monetarily?

3/27/2012 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, doesn't the street conspiracy sweeps followed up by community marches and holding corners sound eeriely familiar to what we did under the Cline administration? Or, once again am I only suffering from deja vu?

3/27/2012 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's up to the citizens now. Is the Rahmster saying I should take out the section eight bangers/dealers at the end of the block?

3/27/2012 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city is critically short Police Officers, and Police Officers can't be everywhere to begin with (when seconds count, we're just minutes away). Citizens need to fend for themselves now more than ever. But wait, here is the rub: if they do, they'll be called a viglante. Now with the race baiting furor fomented by the usual suspects, anyone that stands up for themselves will be vilified at best, hunted under contract at worst. Sure you have the right to carry (outside of Illinois), but when you shoot "skittles" in self defense, you're doomed. The sheeple are rapidly being funneled to slaughter.

3/27/2012 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember when responding to a suspicious person , man in hoodie selling drugs , drive by , if you do not see any criminal activity
give the code 11 a

the citizens that call the most do not suppoprt the police , let narcotics and gangs units investigate

3/27/2012 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I guess I missed a day or two of the SCC Blog. When did Rahm announce he was running for the White House?

3/27/2012 04:25:00 AM
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The day he announced he was running for mayor of Chicago.

3/27/2012 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Dave in Albany Park said...

How can unarmed citizens be expected to go up against well-armed thugs? If concealed carry were legal, I would probably apply for a permit, but things in the places I frequent are not scary enough that I am willing to risk a felony bust. Honest citizens carrying might be supported on this blog, but you KNOW some of your fellow officers would cuff me if they caught me.

3/27/2012 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm is a bullshit artist to the nth degree, McStupid is rahms reverberating echo.

The storefront revs & the gangs run it !

Rahm & McStupid wish they could !!

3/27/2012 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, as much as I cna't stand that little f#$king weasel he is right and we all know it. That vacuum will be filled by a whole new set of shit heads dealing dope and it will be the community's fault. I won't call them citizens because citizens actually contribute to the society they live in. In fact it will be the community that will step in and fill that vacuum. My problem with this BS is that Rahm and every other politician refuse to admit the truth, that it is a waste of time, money and senselessly places the police in danger to even bother fighting crime amongst a demographic group that prides itself on being criminals, police haters, racists, generational welfare abusers and wholesale baby making machines who fail to parent their offspring in every possible way.
Thats the Problem.

3/27/2012 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Chicago Police Department has busted two West Side drug markets — and arrested 45 members of the Traveling Vice Lords and Four Corner Hustlers street gangs — but it won’t mean a thing unless area residents reclaim that turf, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday. "

Another spectacular "blame the victom" display -- and Emanuel and McCarthy know it.

Normal people are busy.

They are employed, raising kids, having a life.

They are not going to spend their days and nights hanging on the corner, running up and down alleys, lurking in doorways to "reclaim" the physical space.

An impossibility.

3/27/2012 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Of course, it is the fault of the citizens: those citizens who buy drugs. If no one bought drugs, gangs wouldn't be in the business of selling drugs. Econ 101. Just like all organized crime in cities, the driving force isn't some cackling super-villain, it's regular folks who want to gamble illegally, get loans without collateral other than their knees, pay to have sex with hookers, or consume illegal drugs. The customers for these ghetto gangs are both local users and folks from other 'hoods and the 'burbs who drive in. While history teaches us that prohibition doesn't work (how many beer distributors have killed one another since 1933?), our politicians are too gutless to acknowledge human nature (some people want to get high, those people will get high if it's legal or not)and just legalize it all. As long as drugs are illegal, we'll be fighting gangs. Anyone who argues otherwise isn't paying attention to reality.

3/27/2012 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

most officers feel that they can never get in trouble--- true--- if you find out the hard way don't say you weren't warned--- hopefully you have another skill to support your family with after they give you 30 pending and you get a thumbs down from the kangaroo court (police board)--- there is a massive den of snakes slithering around on the 5th floor of fort fellatio and they love to eat coppers alive--- don't become one of their victims--- go blackhawks....

3/27/2012 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

80 year old shoots burglar..yippy!
80 year old charged for weapons violation..Boo!

3/27/2012 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Idea for Rhamster and McStool:

How about creating some new units.

1. A narcotics unit, call it SNIP
and have UC officers buy drugs, indict the offenders at a grand jury, and make mass arrests at a later date.
Street Narcotics Impact Program
it worked too well.

2. Create a Gang Crimes.

You could have North, West, and South.
They could work exclusively on gang intel, gang identification, and gang memberships.
Call it Gang Crimes.

3. Bring the CPD back up to it's 13,500. members, fully trained and equiped. Hire more dispatchers.Make promotions.

Call it the Chicago Police Department

Duh !
P.S. great news clips, Mc barstool

3/27/2012 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like rahm is blaming the black community.

3/27/2012 06:31:00 AM

OMG! Agreed. TD 9.5 stumbled into the truth for the first time. It's like they say, even a short, lying, thieving, piece of shit, raccoon-faced, 9.5 fingered, ballerina, politician is correct twice a day. Or is it a clock? Same thing. Both are no fucking good.

3/27/2012 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of all these shottings and murders this last month - how many were committed by whites?

How many by blacks?

3/27/2012 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we live in drunken yuppie land. How do we get rid of these azzholes?

3/27/2012 05:41:00 AM




don't look to me, you know how the inebriated always seem to land on their feet.




Chalkie

3/27/2012 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn Right! Damn you citizens for voting in Rahm, and Quinn, and Barack....

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

Does Austin and Englewood want the chaos they live in?
YES
Do the Rev's want to 'solve the problems'?
NO
If they did there would be 'Rat Them Out' marches not stop shooting.
If they wanted a decent community they would turn in the thugs, they know who they are.
Does Rahm have a clue?
In his gut he knows but as a Donk he is not capable of saying so

3/27/2012 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The area residents need to reclaim there turf say E&M.

Don't make me laugh.

These people are as dumb as a box of rocks surrounded by their ill gotten clouted wealth and starched white shirted friends -- they have no clue about the hood.

First off a large percentage of the residence in some of these areas are ex-felons or have had some kind of bad experience already with the law.

Why should they care?

How are these people going to protect their turf when they are not allowed to even protect their homes since society says an ex-felon can't posses a firearm?

Yeah. I know, I know. Ex-felons shouldn't have guns. That's the quandary societies laws have created. Now you want them to hold their turf. Seriously? That's seen as the cities jobs.

It's a choice of breaking the law or calling 9-1-1 and waiting and waiting and hoping and maybe even having some Sgt decide to blow your 9-1-1 call off with a 19-paul because there have been too many calls in the area. The residents holding their turf are suppose to depend on THAT?

How you going to hold onto anything in this city if you are unarmed facing a heavily armed foe? The cops are even unable or unwilling to do it.

Second, and this is going to come off as being pro-illegal activity but the gang bangers while they break the law and terrorize the citizenry they also bring money into the community that without them that money doesn't exist for the legit businesses.

Playing the devils advocate, the $1 million dollars in cash being confiscated and the $1.6 million in drugs being confiscated recently by the city is money lost to the local business owners and the cities GDP and growth. The media will never tell you the impact of that lost economy because it doesn't fit the political agenda and the illusion of what is right and what is wrong.

It's called unintended consequences and it's hurting businesses some would argue.

With the city and state taxing, increasing, creating, fees for everything in site to raise money one wonders if the city could survive with the loss of the illegal drug trade they are so hard-up for cash.

This is why the politicians allow illegal immigration and crime to flourish here. The drugs bring people into the city to do business just like a trade show at McCormick Place does and the politicians are hooked on that money like crack cocaine. Who are we kidding?

Anyways..

How are E&M going to replace that economy? With what? No-one is going to hire these people in a traditional job.

The jobs if any that the city can offer guarantee a life of poverty with poverty wages no disposable income, no health care, no room to save for the future and retirement.

That's why I don't think the politicians really want to wipe out the drugs and crime.

Oh sure they make an occasional bust or two in order to wave it in everyone's face like they are doing something right. However, even the one million dollars being touted recently is just chump change in this drug business here.

I'm not trying to promote illegal activity only saying using all stick and no carrots is likely to fail and that the politicians and the taxpayers and society don't have the will or the means to replace that black market economy that flows into the legitimate economy.

How's Rahm going to create a $2.6 million dollar alternative economy, the money taken out of the economy from the recent drug busts, money that would of flowed down to legit local area businesses. Where's Rahm going to get the money to create an alternative..more taxes on the law-abiding people ? Ha. See what I mean. We're screwed.

3/27/2012 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Just saw that POS lamar cooper was sentenced to life w/o parole for the murder of Officer Nate Taylor! Thank you Judge Nick Ford.

3/27/2012 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life in prision is too good for Cooper. RIP Nate Taylor

3/27/2012 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As each day passes the Trayvon story just keeps melting away. Interesting to know that Trayvon's parents have quit their jobs to run a charity full time for their deceased son. They have also filed for trade marks for ownership of his name and likeness. Sounds like more business than grieving. Treyvon was nothing but a doped up over grown Thug who got a slug for his efforts. Fuck him and his family.

3/27/2012 12:45:00 AM

You need a hug and a therapy dog. How long have you been a copper that you're still surprised the media sends people into an outrage without providing all the information--while readers assume it is provided. Sanford PD will indeed be in trouble for their Barney Fife detective work. Watch and see.

3/27/2012 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say this, but Rahm is right. If the citizens in these areas are not willing to work with police the area will stay the same.
The one thing I find funny is just the other day didn't Rahm make a comment that this is "My city" and now he needs the help of the citizens to make it better. Which is it Rahm????

3/27/2012 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mclastcall is in way over his head!

3/27/2012 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm will blame anyone but himself. Even when he's directly responsible for something he's got a scapegoat handy.
He's an egotistical piece of shit.

3/27/2012 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Rosemary Sobol Tribune reporter

From: A Pissed-off Overworked Cop

Subject: Actual Number of Sworn CPD Officers

Do a real investigative reporting job. Try to get the declining number of actual sworn police officers on the Chicago Police Department. This is a big secret and unless you can delve into the CPD Personnel computer system I doubt you can get it. Sworn police personnel, not Detention Aides and Secretaries and others.

3/27/2012 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We have poured every resource into the West side. It is time to admit that it can't be fixed and just fence it in. Escape from Englewood. Where is Kurt Russell when you need him?

How bout operation "Rolling Thunder-Englewood".

3/27/2012 02:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Mayor Racoon Eyes wants citizens of this city to stand up against Gangsters, Perverts, and Thugs then give them the tools to do it. REPEAL THE BAN ON OWNERSHIP OF HAND GUNS! Allow CONCEAL AND CARRY for all citizens of this state. Let the citizens of this state defend themselves against these assholes raping, robbing, and selling dope to our kids. The selfish self serving Democrat politicians of this state all have protection from the vermin that lurks in our neighborhoods. Even spineless corrupt Aldercreatures are allowed to carry a hand gun 24/7. How about the poeople who live in their wards? They are all at the mercy of these criminal Fucks who prey on them night and day. The Racoon, like Daley before him, have lived privileged lives. They never missed a meal and had all the protection and opportunities that were available. Gangsters and Thugs run the streets of this town and that will never change until the good decent citizens have a chance to fight back. Make all the speeches you want Mayor it doesn't mean a damn thing. Nothing will change. Just more victims piling up in the morgue.

3/27/2012 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And when that got boring, Gangs South could become S.O.G."

And then S.O.G. could become Task Force! Oh God, I'm old.

3/27/2012 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

80 year old shoots burglar..yippy!
80 year old charged for weapons violation..Boo!


You left out "80 year old TWICE CONVICTED FELON." That happens to be a part of the gun law that the NRA actually agrees with.

3/27/2012 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City becomes safer and safer --

3 teens shot in Marquette Park

By Carlos Sadovi Tribune reporter

2:18 p.m. CDT, March 27, 2012

"Three teens were wounded this afternoon in the Marquette Park neighborhood but police were still trying to determine if the shootings were related, officials said.

"Police responded to the area of 70th Street and Rockwell Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. after getting a report of a person shot, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

"Police found a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back and chest, police said. The man was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to Fire Department personnel.

"Police then discovered another 19-year-old man in the area with a gunshot wound to the arm, Mirabelli said.

"A 16-year-old boy was also discovered nearby -- at 69th Street and Washtenaw Avenue -- with a gunshot wound to his arm, Mirabelli said.

"Police were trying to determine whether the shootings were unrelated or the teens were all shot in one place and fled, Mirabelli said.

"Area Central Detectives are investigating, police said."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-3-teens-shot-in-marquette-park-20120327,0,2546627.story

3/27/2012 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"80 year old shoots burglar..yippy!
80 year old charged for weapons violation..Boo!

"You left out "80 year old TWICE CONVICTED FELON." That happens to be a part of the gun law that the NRA actually agrees with."

--3/27/2012 03:24:00 PM

Well, isn't the NRA clever.

(I hear they're not going to prosecute the poor old guy. At least someone has a little common sense. The "violations" were decades old.)

3/27/2012 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...I've never seen any et's riding on my in progress jobs, ever!?1?. WTF. I can't believe that my partner, who applied at the same time I did, was passed over for this guy....... Good move CPD

3/26/2012 08:02:00 PM"

I have seen E.T.s at in progress jobs, especially when they were assigned to the districts. These days I have seen them at a few but it is rare. It may have to do with the CW radio they listen to they may not get the local jobs even when the dispatcher presses the "Citywide" pedal.

3/27/2012 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$1 million in cash, so the Narcotics section has paid for itself yet again. Good job Officers.
Media, why not question the mayor on how it is so hard to pay a department that creates revenue, and seizes narcotics money which is then used to fund the units.

3/27/2012 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=27&ArticleID=18260

Wanted to go shootin' at Buffalo Rock in Ottawa Il., can't now closed due to lawsuit! Fu liberals.

3/27/2012 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flood the market with poison dope
Bury the bodies
No demand, No need for supply
No Profit, No more drug problem

3/27/2012 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I can understand an et wanting to carry an M4 being 10-99 every day..."

--3/26/2012 08:02:00 PM

...but an ET is busy doing his job, looking at what he is doing. That is how the last one died, he was dusting a car when the crazy burglar came back into the garage later on, if I recall correctly.

ET should not be 99; another officer watching the ETs back could do much better with that M4.

Stay safe.

3/27/2012 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Superintendent Mc Rib is clueless...go back to Jersey you outsider.

3/27/2012 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"http://newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=27&ArticleID=18260

"Wanted to go shootin' at Buffalo Rock in Ottawa Il., can't now closed due to lawsuit! Fu liberals."

--3/27/2012 03:55:00 PM

Wow, the last time we were all set to go out there, cars packed and everything, the place blew sky-high that very morning! Shows you how long ago. I had not kept track since then.

I understood that Waste Management or some other similar outfit wanted that property real bad for a landfill.

3/27/2012 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger Anoun Amouse said...

--80 year old shoots burglar..yippy!


Zimmed him.

3/27/2012 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous TIME DUE IS GETTING CUT said...

**FYI** Coming out of the comstat sham, McCarthy and his sidekick Tracy want time due cut across the board. They want fewer officers allowed time off and want the watch commanders to cut the number of officers they allow to take off. This is a violation of the contract and must be fought. The unions went to court a few years ago and it was decided in court that the department CANNOT refuse time due simply because they refuse to hire or promote unless an emergency exists. The number off has to include officers on furlough. If you are denied time off you have to file a grievance. It’s nothing against the district commander or watch commander; it is a problem that the department and the city have to resolve by hiring enough officers to maintain an adequate and functional workforce without denying its employees contractual rights. Most of us are reasonable and work if our time is denied, but if it happens over and over, a grievance has to be filed and taken back to court. These east coast jags just don’t get it. They keep putting the commanders in bad spots and expect their nonsense to be accepted. Most of the commanders hate them but do what they got to do to keep their paycheck. The commanders don’t care if you grieve; they just kick it upstairs back here to 35th St to handle. And, since it has already been decided in court- they can’t defend it. Force them to hire, FILE THE GRIEVANCES.

3/27/2012 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The upcoming NATO debacle will be the straw thar breaks the camel's back for McNutty. He should be gone by early to mid summer.

3/27/2012 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Did you see all the bosses at Christ Hospital for Dels release.
Good Bless ya office

What was thta goofy hand salute for?????

3/27/2012 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think that's bad, what about the F/4 that works the front office in 014? She tried to or took the carbine class. Then again with Linda Flores being the Commander maybe it wasn't such a bad idea.

3/27/2012 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got an idea. How about after we close down open air drug markets we take the inside people from the building and put them out there to keep the drug dealers from coming back...we can call it "Operation Closed Market" or something snappy like that.

3/27/2012 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or here one, take all the tact teams and have them meet at a staging area and them "caravan" lights and siren to a hot spot. We can call that "Operation Omega"

3/27/2012 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous TopRetirements.com said...

ILLINOIS has been rated as THE WORST STATE FOR RETIREMENT.

3/27/2012 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sanford PD will indeed be in trouble for their Barney Fife detective work. Watch and see.

3/27/2012 01:19:00 PM

Not so. When you learn the truth about the extent of their investigation, and how many days they spent, to learn the truth about Trayvon's thug attack on Mr. Zimmerman, you will learn the extent of your rash, foolish statement. It is of no use though because you will probably blame it all on a White conspiracy and cover-up. Fuck you.

3/27/2012 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Superintendent said we are in a ground war! Look at all the neighborhoods that look like scorch earth. Let's just call in a air strike or pull out of areas that are not in control by the police. That is until we have the resources.

They have a plan! It sounds like they are playing vido games.

3/27/2012 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is 'Gimping Out'

3/27/2012 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took an entire month for these racist Black assholes to line up this bullshit story to make Trayvon look like a real "victim". I have yet to see any of the media show a picture of this POS as he was at 17 years old. Gang Tats, gold fronts, throwing down gang signs. This loser was no good and deserves to be where he is at. Zimmerman is the real victim here. Working for free to keep trash like Trayvon out of his neighborhood. I see a ray of hope in all this. This bullshit story is losing steam real fast. Thanks to the internet and tweets people are seeing this jagoff "victim" for what he really was.

3/27/2012 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Englewood neighborhood voted overwhelmingly Democrat in the last several elections. These voters helped sweep Sen. Dick Durban into office. Does Sen. Dick even know where Englewood is? Does he feel our pain? Does he have plans to initiate federal grants to aid law enforcement in making Chicago's children safe?
Hello Dick! ......Wake up Dick!..... Where are you Dick?

3/27/2012 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He announced a ground war but cuts are troop levels. Everyone knows when you are in a war you want a force multiplier. Force levels need to be increased. Specialized units need to be added and invested in. In a ground war air support is crucial. He just spouting off nonsense.

All is lost. . .

3/27/2012 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the guy who said he doesn't see any E.T.'s riding on in-progress jobs. I as an E.T. Try to and in the past rode anytime I could. There are less of us then ever. At one time we had 175 E.T.'s. Now we have 80 and more are retiring. There is less F.I.'s. At one time there were 65. Now we they are down to two shifts with 13 guys. Everyone is retiring who can. And work just keeps going up. All we do is work. No down time. Be safe, have a good day and good luck getting anyone to process your scene in a timely manner. Oh I'll pass it along to my boss that someone out there would like back-up at in-progress jobs. I would love give you back-up, but their is no one out here.

3/27/2012 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was not a big Phil lover but he had the right idea. Actually, it was started in New York. Make the drug dealers operate inside-- drive them inside by buy-bust, conspiracies, wires, etc. If you hammer them, they will go inside.
Search Warrants contribute to the street nonsense by driving them outside.
Actually, it is pretty simple but it takes time and New York did it.
Cuts down on all of that outside shooting if there are a few less targets.

3/27/2012 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Area 1 (TF) turned SOG was the best of the best. To all the great Watch Parties, Especially the one held at the Old Holiday Inn at Madison & Halsted back in late 70s

3/27/2012 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dave in Albany Park said...
How can unarmed citizens be expected to go up against well-armed thugs? If concealed carry were legal, I would probably apply for a permit, but things in the places I frequent are not scary enough that I am willing to risk a felony bust. Honest citizens carrying might be supported on this blog, but you KNOW some of your fellow officers would cuff me if they caught me.

3/27/2012 09:11:00 AM"

Dave I'll take my chances carrying concealed anyday illegal or not. My family and well being come before any political hack with an agenda. I would rather be cuffed, charged and take a chance than end up in a body bag because some Thug needed crack money!

3/27/2012 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Uh, to the copper griping about a CPD ET getting carbine training: Does the name Michael Fisk ring any bells? Evidence Technician. Killed on the job in 2010 with almost 20 years service in. Star on the wall. Think about it.

3/27/2012 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Hey nice job to the folks working the VL & Hustlers, more shit coming out of that.... to hell with the clueless idiot that is just trying to tread water with the sharks... McNutJob if your wondering.

3/27/2012 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This imbecile is going backwards, he has no more bodies to grab except Gangs and Narcotics. Narcotics guys are pissed cause they cut overtime, This city will burn in hell , and Garry is gone after NATO, I promise you that.

3/27/2012 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm and Ray Hamilton and Masters Masters Masters

3/27/2012 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when is the "Skittles" summit going to be held Mr. President?

3/27/2012 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic. If you watched the Blackhawks unfortunately lose to the Devils on tuesday night, then you may have heard in the second period Pat Foley and Eddie O give a great shout out to Officer Del Pearson on his speedy recovery and for leaving the hospital. Its nice to know that some people still respect the police and the job that we do day in and day out. Great job Pat and Eddie, Many thanks. Go Hawks!!! Detroit sucks!!!!!

3/27/2012 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that was hilarious but yet very true. There are a lot of folks on the 5th floor that would love to screw over the working police because they were never that!
Speaking of them what ever happened to that guy caught living in Park Ridge? Was in lobby when media approached him and saw him turn all red-faced when they asked him about his allegations . Is he still in records? Why is he not at the board on the way off the payroll forever? I guesss I will check to see if he is at hq when I go do my daily station run to 35th.

3/27/2012 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's old is new again. No one has any fresh ideas cause this gang violence doesn't change a bit. The faces may change but the game is the same.

3/27/2012 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"TopRetirements.com said...

ILLINOIS has been rated as THE WORST STATE FOR RETIREMENT."


We're #1! We're #1! We're #1!

3/27/2012 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9.5 doesn't care what kind of crazy shit he spews...

Him and McSwizzlestick have a plan...

It's so shockingly awesome that they're not telling anyone what it is.

3/27/2012 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The one thing I find funny is just the other day didn't Rahm make a comment that this is "My city" and now he needs the help of the citizens to make it better. Which is it Rahm????"


It's only "his city" when it's something good that happened.

Otherwise, it's all yours...

3/27/2012 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I guess I missed a day or two of the SCC Blog. When did Rahm announce he was running for the White House?

3/27/2012 04:25:00 AM
-
The day he announced he was running for mayor of Chicago."


It's pretty obvious. Why else would anyone in his right mind want to take over the "Dump that Daley Left"?

Mayorship is a stepping stone.

3/27/2012 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haveing travel about the city working
i've pretty much been in almost every corner not all but quite a few i can tell pretty much which neiborhoods keep a lid on things
you can tell by
1. the houses are kept up and nice
2. the people are always watching what's going on and come up and ask you what are you doing here?
whose house you working at?
the nieghbors know each other all over the block
house that empty are really really boarded up tight and they complain right away if it's not
kept up
like one old lady that we worked at she watched the truck for us and told me don't worry about it they know i don't play
they saw her and they kept moveing:)
in other blocks it seems like thay dont care what goes on as long as they are left alone
hence the open air drug markets
sort like the one day last year i was pulling into the marathon that used to be at iowa& pulaski
i guess one gang got pissed at the other group and fired about 6 shots as a bus went by
that cleared the corner:)
as stated when one group goes another group pops up and takes over they guys that supply are the one making the $
if you go then there's me to fill the void and it's business as usual
i often wonder if the little stores are involed or they are terrified to say anything ad maybe the nieghbors are too
they idea of McNutty will work
only if the entire block get's invloved but that's ben said for like 60 years too
also remeber at election time alderman use those gangs to push out the vote
so your sort of stuck with them

3/28/2012 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

undo every decision made in the last twenty years and that would be a good start.

3/28/2012 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time Igor opens his piehole I am creepily reminded of Father Phleger.

3/28/2012 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Answer your question. 4% of shootings, stabbings and murders thus far in Chicago for 2012 were comitted by whites. Guess where the other 96% falls?

3/28/2012 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not so. When you learn the truth about the extent of their investigation, and how many days they spent, to learn the truth about Trayvon's thug attack on Mr. Zimmerman, you will learn the extent of your rash, foolish statement. It is of no use though because you will probably blame it all on a White conspiracy and cover-up. Fuck you.

No... I guess it's Fuck you... truth is coming out... lead detective felt charges should be brought, but bosses felt otherwise... smells like cover, you weren't there, I would agree this kid was a maybe a piece of shit, but that isn't enough of an excuse for what the detective in charge felt happened...

3/28/2012 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No... I guess it's Fuck you... truth is coming out... lead detective felt charges should be brought, but bosses felt otherwise... smells like cover, you weren't there, I would agree this kid was a maybe a piece of shit, but that isn't enough of an excuse for what the detective in charge felt happened...

3/28/2012 04:21:00 AM

The law abiding do not cry for the criminal.

3/28/2012 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do all you non cop liberal retards that voted for him like him now. Typical Obama democrat lemmings.

3/28/2012 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off topic. If you watched the Blackhawks unfortunately lose to the Devils on tuesday night, then you may have heard in the second period Pat Foley and Eddie O give a great shout out to Officer Del Pearson on his speedy recovery and for leaving the hospital. Its nice to know that some people still respect the police and the job that we do day in and day out. Great job Pat and Eddie, Many thanks. Go Hawks!!! Detroit sucks!!!!!

3/27/2012 11:30:00 PM


Yeah, nicely done. A couple of classy guys for the shout out. Thanks guys!!! Get well soon, Del. We need ya out here. Oh yeah, Detroit really does suck!!!

3/28/2012 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When last we heard Rahm was running from the White House.

3/28/2012 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These lying stupid citizens keep helping drug dealers and thugs so they can steal money, sexually assault females who otherwide would not walk down the same street as their sick, cowardly behinds, so, Rahm is partially correct. The gangs arrested, though, seem to get arrested every three or four years* Will these same thugs get arrested again in a few years as proof of big drug busts or will the state/city put some real prosecution and punishment on them so they will be too afraid to going back to drugs, sexual assault, murder and ....

- a citizen

3/28/2012 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He announced a ground war"


An air war will be much more effective.

When do we take delivery on an AC-130?

Will we be arming PH1 & 2, like the Coast Guard MH-68s?

3/28/2012 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who does he blame for those septic tanks he calls eyes?

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

The Gang units used to do this every month or so.

3/30/2012 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what you are saying, is that an E.T. should be a higher priority for the Carbine training than say... someone who works on the West or South Side and has applied for the program over 20 times in the last 2 years and been denied the training? How many times has this E.T. applied? Probably some clout heavy dude looking to get "blessed in" before retiring. I can show you that I requested the training over 20+ times, can you?

3/30/2012 04:15:00 PM  

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