Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CeaseFire to Get Money

We guess you can write off a few million more tax dollars:
  • Following a bloody Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Tuesday defended his efforts to stop retaliatory shootings — and said the Chicago Police Department will enlist CeaseFire Illinois for the first time to help.

    Ten people were shot to death over the weekend and the city’s 2012 homicide tally reached 200 on Sunday, a nearly 50 percent increase over the same period of 2011.

    Experts have several theories for the spike — from this year’s record-breaking warmth, to the splintering of Chicago’s street gangs thanks to the prosecutions of their leaders to lax gun possession enforcement.

There's a reason the CPD has kept CeaseFire at a distance and now McCarthy is being told to embrace them? Not a good idea at all.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest reason for the shootings is because Daley dismembered their established living quarters and scattered them throughout the city. This caused rival gangs and rival drug dealers to re-establish gang boundaries.No rocket-scientists needed here. One more thing the gangs are not being run from the prisons anymore, shorty gang bang has become freelance. No control, no fear of leadership. F*ck Cease-Fire, pay me for my professional insight. More than a quarter century wheel gun vet.

5/30/2012 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like the federal government giving money to the El Rukns is the 70's. What could go wrong?

5/30/2012 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


The first phase of privatization of the police force. The corporate fascist are gonna hire there own security force. We'll be bringing in Blackwater soon?

5/30/2012 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen that movie about Cease Fire entitled "The Interrupters" featuring Cease Fire's Ameena Matthews, whose father is Jeff Fort.

But speaking of interrupting, the stupid calls I get all day are INTERRUPTING my reading/shopping/internet surfing.

So I hope Cease Fire can help me from my interrupted.

5/30/2012 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought we officially cut ties with Ceasefire after our guys got in a shootout with them following a double homicide, which was preceded by two triple homicides committed by the same Ceasefire members.

5/30/2012 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we're taking tax payer money to pay for "protection" to the gangs. Cease Fire are gangbangers, receiving federal money to talk to other gang bangers. The killings wont stop, but the gangbangers get rich and keep voting. Hows about something novel...hire police and pay them!!!

5/30/2012 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like in the 60's, the government gave money to the Blackstone Rangers, which later evolved into the Black Stone Nation:

Bobby Rush (a Black Panther) taught CeaseFire to do the white man's bidding, and you'll be rewarded with tax money

You may criticize the previous statements, but the point is:

Giving [former] gang members money for b.s. mediation is just another scam, another hustle-- a legit hustle-- for these "former" gang members.

CeaseFire is a joke... ....they can claim they prevented violence, but nothing will stop the hyper-predators that are running the streets.

5/30/2012 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cease fire is a dirty organization. I don't know how many times I stopped gangbangers for drinking or smoking pot and some shithead with them claimed to be from cease fire and that he was attempting to get the other shitheads off the streets.

5/30/2012 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think at this point mccarthy would piss on a spark plug if he thought it would slow the shootings.

5/30/2012 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does it seem like the majority of cars that I stopped that had the cease fire bumper stickers on them had some sort of unlawful items in the vehicle??? I about 2 cease fire bumper stickers that should do the trick and lower the shootings. They are going to name awards after these brilliant ideas.

5/30/2012 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope that this Administration is NOT DUMB ENOUGH to share any intell with this gangbanging organization.

But . . . . it is the CPD Command Staff - who knows what is in their heads!

5/30/2012 04:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cease fire is just another organization out there to make a quick buck, the people running it are still involved in the drug trade, that non sense does not work. Who put that brilliant idea in mcflurry's head. Maybe all the black folk standing behind them during the news conference. Maybe if they are out there in the street well dressed with their penny loafers then maybe crime would go down.

5/30/2012 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what it was always about - taxpayer MONEY for the ex-con gangbangers. After all their drug spots have been shut down - NOT! They want their appeasement money.

Rahm not hiring police officers (can't have a record for that) hiring thugs instead. A little like the old barn boss idea at the jails many years ago - put the baddest cons up to enforce. May have some short term gain (quiet BEFORE the election)but there will be a terrible price to pay long-term. A little like Neville Chamberlin trying to appease Hitler before the start of WWII.

5/30/2012 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally think they are letting the numbers run away so they can blame guns and then say, "well, that goddam supreme court lifted our unconstitutional ban and now look at all the violence!" and then enact more draconian shit that only affects the law-abiding (and comes with a FEE, which will start out minimal and then increase).

They already have that BS $125 tax which is unconstitutional in itself. It'll get worse. It behooves them to just leave well enough alone and go after people using illegal guns for crimes.

Also, no one wants to talk about that elephant in the room and why this sort of violence doesn't happen in places like Edison Park, Norwood Park, or Mt. Greenwood.

-Edison Park Resident

5/30/2012 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let the gangs have a meeting and promise to get along. or they cn get together with the revs for a march. jesse al rev wright can lead the way. but the man that should be here to perform a miracle is hope and change barack. he is after all a community organizer. do you think the gangs will listen to potus, rahm can stand behind him as he saves the city.

5/30/2012 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The University of Chicago Crime Lab seeks to improve our understanding of how to reduce crime and violence by helping government agencies and non-profit organizations rigorously evaluate new pilot programs. In many ways our aspirations are similar to that of the Adbul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which in just a few years has become a world leader in using experimentation to identify ways of reducing poverty and improving health in the developing world, but our focus is closer to home. The Crime Lab began in April 2008 in partnership with the City of Chicago, and has been made possible by generous seed funding from the Joyce Foundation, the University of Chicago Office of the Provost, and the School of Social Service Administration through the Center for Health Administration Studies.

Among the Crime Lab’s ongoing projects is the Chicago Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence Among School Age Youth. Our recent "design competition" identified one promising project, out of more than 30 applications, that has the potential to reduce youth gun violence in Chicago. This initiative is currently being implemented in schools around Chicago. The Crime Lab will rigorously evaluate the results of the program after its completion.

The Crime Lab’s focus is not exclusive to Chicago or the problem of gun violence. Ongoing or recently completed projects by Crime Lab members include studies of adult re-entry programs in Chicago and Milwaukee, targeted “hot spot” policing programs in Massachusetts, and a “coerced abstinence” drug testing and sanctions program for probationers in Hawaii.

The above is verbatim from the Univ. of Chicago website.

Crime Lab my ass! You couldn't get farther from a real Crime Lab if you tried.

This is just another bullshit collection of academics getting grants and taxpayer money.

It's no wonder that these so-called "crime reduction initiatives" don't work. Nice going, Mc Stupid.

Guys and gals, check out the rest on the University website.

5/30/2012 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Taxpayer said...

What a waste of taxpayer money. YES- taxpayer money, not Rahm's money or McCarthy's money - MY money.

Stop all these frivolous programs and hire more police. Institute a drug policy as well - you want aid, you take a drug test just like the taxpayers who have to work to pay for your "free" benefits.

5/30/2012 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The refusal for the alvarez to charge and make sure gun crimes (true gun crimes, not some Joe who has a foid but doesn't register his gun with the city) carry actual sentences. Thereby emboldening more idiots to do bad then otherwise would.

5/30/2012 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right after Gmac got here he held a meeting with all the exempts. My boss said that during the meeting he used the term "cease fire", meaning the Boston-type effort. The room actually booed him because they thought he was talking about our idiots. He knows damn well what CeaseFire is and what we think of it. This is pure, unadulterated City Hall politics, not good police work. CeaseFire is a fraud, a taxpayer-fucking, in order to give tax money to ghetto thugs to support corrupt Chicago politics.

5/30/2012 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said.................... Maybe if they are out there in the street well dressed with their penny loafers then maybe crime would go down.

The pennies were stolen a long time ago...lucky they didn't get shot for them.

5/30/2012 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard some downstate Senator lost it in the capitol, thru a tantrum, cut out his intestines and threw them at Madigan.....

Sounds cool, hope he didn't eat his face.

5/30/2012 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let the police be the police again. That's y these shootings continue. Time to go old school

5/30/2012 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the state pulled their free money?

5/30/2012 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics will solve these shootings? Ceasefire got to the politicians and now the CPD has to partner with felons! We are going in the wrong direction, and quickly.

5/30/2012 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a book out about Jesse Jackson s early days?

5/30/2012 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city is just so . . . backwards. I grew up in suburban Detroit, have lived both here & there, plus Washington DC, Miami, Houston and Baltimore. All except Detroit I've lived in the actualy city proper.

The only city close to as messed up with it's handling of black gangs is Baltimore, which is also a clusterfuck. And even there, I doubt they would create, enable, and fund an "organization" made up of gang members, whose design is to curb gang violence.

5/30/2012 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I haven't seen that movie about Cease Fire entitled "The Interrupters" featuring Cease Fire's Ameena Matthews, whose father is Jeff Fort."

--5/30/2012 12:26:00 AM

Oh, jeez. This goes back a ways, doesn't it?

The Man Behind The Scenes of the whole thing is a DR. GARY SLUTKIN. CeaseFire is his operation.

"Original funding for CeaseFire came from contributions from federal and state grants, as well as from local foundations and corporations, totaling a $6.2 million budget for 2005 and $9.4 million for 2006. In 2007, Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich discontinued funding, dropping CeaseFire’s budget to $3.2 million.

"Currently, CeaseFire operates with funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which awarded CeaseFire a grant of $1.8 million for May 2007 to June 2012."

5/30/2012 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The corporate fascist[sic] are gonna hire there [sic] own security force. We'll be bringing in Blackwater soon?"

--5/30/2012 12:13:00 AM

Yeah, right, Andy. >snif<

NATO is over, but this guy is still floating around on the ceiling. >snif<.

NATO IS OVER. Somehow you're going to have to get past it...

5/30/2012 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are a bunch of bangers and thugs. Still in it. We run into them all the time on Search Warrants, foot chases and street stops. What a joke. McCarthy and Emanuel come up with everything under the sun to fight crime other than hiring the 1,435 officers we're short right now. What a joke!

5/30/2012 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Walters Perspective. Nice Job Walter. Thank You.

5/30/2012 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's extortion and this mayor and this supt. are fools if they go through with it. It's like the federal government giving money to Pakistan, our partner (wink, wink). I would rather you spend my tax dollars passing truth in sentencing laws, building more prisons, hiring more guards, and start locking these people up and keeping them there. Since none of these criminals work, we the citizen are paying their way anyway. Welfare, disability, everybody's getting a free check and the working taxpayer has to pay for it, id rather pay to remove them from the rest of the law abiding public once and for all. There should be consequences not rewards. This will backfire and if there are any real reporters left they should investigate those who belong to ceasefire and expose exactly who we the taxpayer are funding. I cannot stand Chicago, or Illinois for that matter, we have the most incompetent people in power and they have destroyed the place I was once proud to call home and a once proud police department.

5/30/2012 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next, lets pay these savages to take care of their kids.
Bottom line here is that there is a total lack of parenting in the ghetto combined with the fact that many of these "parents" are gang banging pieces of shit themselves and are only passing along what they know. Nothing is going to change this. Throwing money at them only made it worse, it succeeded in buying votes, but nothing else. The only way this is going to change is if the black and hispanic communities stop acting like victims and take responsibilty for the problems in their communities. Won't happen in our life times because acting like victims justifies not having a job, not taking care of their children and not being productive members of society. There is no police solution to this violence. The ghetto is already saturated with police and it hasn't changed a thing. It must come from within, and because of that nothing will change. Certainly not repackaged "strategies" that our merit leaders keep presenting to the Sup. You want real strategies? Stop asking merit hacks who have no clue. Ask the ground pounders. But then a real leader would have known that already. Going to Cease Fire is our "leadership" waving the white flag. Time to strip the upper ranks. Remove all the bosses who ever received a merit promotion and replace them with people who have worked the street their entire lives. That is my strategy for combating this gang violence, we as a department have been and are suffering from a lack of effective leadership. Politics and policing do not mix. We are the poster children for that failure.

5/30/2012 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Slutkin's CeaseFire thugs will be the first ones to get Kaboodle laptops that work, so they can pass on search warrants to the crew, etc.

5/30/2012 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Throwing money at problems is an American tradition. Who will get this money? How will it be spent? More $millions pissed away and nothing will change. It will get worse. Gangsters and Thugs can smell the fear and disinterest of this city government and are on the prowl to get more. The city has resigned itself to tolerating an "acceptable level" of crime. Good people are fleeing this cesspool and the tax base is shrinking every day. Higher taxes, higher fees, a camera up everyones asshole, massive waste and corruption in government, and any wonder this city is in steep decline.

5/30/2012 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like anything else the Racoon, and his demented minions, have to make it look like they are doing something about the crime problem. Doesn't matter how useless or costly the programs make the public think we are doing something. These fuckheads don't have a clue. Cease Fire is just another bottomless corrupt rat hole to pour our tax dollars down.

5/30/2012 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a link to the great Tio Hardiman talking about why homicides and shootings have spiked. Read this utter bullshit and then tell me why my fucking tax dollars are being given to the this idiot! Instead of hiring cops, we are hiring these assholes with no oversight or accountability.

Will Garry conduct Compstat meetings with the "Interrupters"?

Here is a link to the State of Illinois link to the not so pretty audit of Ceasefire...

Rahm is not doing his homework, again.

5/30/2012 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I just hope that this Administration is NOT DUMB ENOUGH to share any intell with this gangbanging organization."

--5/30/2012 04:32:00 AM

Last time I was standing in line at SOS office, really shaky character in a weird satin suit jacket and a derby hat, right ahead of me.

Hut! Whup! Gonna jump! say the vibes.

Watch yo' chain, sir! Pickpockets on de bus!

Got his ID in hs hand about 45 minutes before he'll need it. Drops the card.

I am polite, pick it up and hand it to him.

Cook County State's Attorney's Office.

5/30/2012 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you ever see is that Tio Hardiman. He is just a water boy.

CeaseFire is run by Dr. Gary Slutkin, M.D.

"Professor, Epidemiology and International Health, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

"Dr. Slutkin is a physician trained in medicine, infectious disease control and reversing epidemics. He received his M.D. from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine..."

5/30/2012 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

giving money to gangbanger alway works out.

5/30/2012 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about no aid to any know gang memember..

5/30/2012 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We dont need Ceasfire,we need Open Fire.

5/30/2012 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody was on talk radio this morning. It may have sounded like sour grapes, him bashing the Mayor and his "strategies", but he was spot on.

When a pathetic,weak, poor excuse for a Superintendent calls you on your nonsense (and he is right) .... you are really in trouble.

5/30/2012 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cease fire does notheng but set up the drug dealing times at each corner so every gang has the opportunity to share the dope money with cease fire getting it's cut.

5/30/2012 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's ask "How much?"

5/30/2012 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a reason the CPD has kept CeaseFire at a distance and now McCarthy is being told to embrace them? Not a good idea at all.

Giving money to these goofs is akin to giving money to
Al Qaida

5/30/2012 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if any of you are really interested on how screwed up all of this is look into a guy by the name of radames dejesus. This guy owns a place called sewer tech services and is calling the shots for the lk's in humboldt park and has his guys working in cease fire as well to keep the cover going. The chicago mag did an article where they mentioned this guy and how he receives city contracts and the guy drives around in a Bentley! Would it be nice for some of us to ride in a car like that after all we do for the city?

5/30/2012 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO MONEY for police raises but a multi million dollar pay off for all the GANGBANGERS in ceasefire.

5/30/2012 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous What up Lord said...

Vice Lord handouts....F#ck em all.

5/30/2012 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...There'sa reason the CPD has kept CeaseFire at a distance and now McCarthy is being told to embrace them? Not a good idea at all. "

Possibly the ONLY thing that former Superintendent Brzeczak (sp? )did right was that he DID NOT give ANY recognition to the Guardian Angels organization.

The reason is that if the G-A, who often acted like a street gang themselves did anything the city, the taxpayers, YOU AND ME would be on the financial hook to potentially millions for whatever they did.

Now CEASEFIRE, former gangbangers will get city (our tax dollars) Rahm and McGeneralissimo will get photo ops to get votes and people to work next election.

Those tax dollars could have hired a few more cops, prevented crimes and funded our pensions.

5/30/2012 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another example of democrats paying gang members to do nothing.

5/30/2012 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many of the people involved in Cease Fire are convicted felons. We are not allowed to associate with convicted felons.
I personally had a run in with a Cease Fire fellow. He was a total asshole and as usual tried to get a CR on me. Upon further search, I noticed that he was convicted for homicide and served twenty. He still claims to have the rank of General in the MLD gang and can "make things happen" while getting paid by Cease Fire.

5/30/2012 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no more dui's for walter
drive him home , he's on our side

5/30/2012 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want one of those cool hats they wear...

5/30/2012 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More police officers = A ceasefire!

What BS!!!

Outraged teacher

5/30/2012 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"CEASEFIRE" .....More of your hard earned tax dollars given the the useless piece of shit.

5/30/2012 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason for cease fire story is So they dont have to hire more police. Lets find a news worthy story to make it look like were doing something that does not have to do with the city opening there pocket book to hire more police like they should.

5/30/2012 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy told us all at constat that he ran this department, the mayor lets him decide how things get done, so apparently this is all on you Supe.

5/30/2012 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Adbul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab..."

--5/30/2012 07:16:00 AM

GAAAhaha. Is that anything like the "Temple Of Moorish Science" the El Rukn had going in the hulk of the once-beautiful Southmoor Hotel -- before area residents fnally convinced the city to bulldoze the place?

You know, there are a lot of guys who were born here, came up watching this crap, and intend to be here to call bullshit on it for a very long time yet.

5/30/2012 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like giving convicts more taxpayer cash! Just like in the 60's with operation bread basket where jesse jackass and the rest stole millions and got away with it!

5/30/2012 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody was on talk radio this morning. It may have sounded like sour grapes, him bashing the Mayor and his "strategies", but he was spot on.

When a pathetic,weak, poor excuse for a Superintendent calls you on your nonsense (and he is right) .... you are really in trouble.

5/30/2012 03:16:00 PM

And how accurately did he critique the superintendent who held the spot prior to McScrewUp?

5/30/2012 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many more billions will be wasted! hey ramhbo shore up the pension,give us a great contract,hire more coppers and watch how the streets are cleaned up!

5/31/2012 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To counter knucklead pretenders like CeaseFire I suggest we start our own organization to get federal funds and stop inner city gang violence. Guaranteed success and zero recidivism from those we help.

It will be called "Is The Line Ready"

A thorough background check will be required along with 18 months of law enforcement experience. This will work well I feel.

5/31/2012 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Nothing like giving convicts more taxpayer cash! Just like in the 60's with operation bread basket where jesse jackass and the rest stole millions and got away with it!

5/30/2012 10:41:00 PM

Jesse Jackson stole an entire Budweiser distributorship for his son and got away with it. Busch Brewing gave it to him to stop a nationwide boycott of Budweiser products. Since then it has been the most poorly run and unprofitable Budweiser Distributorship in the United States.

You would think that a beer vendor with exclusive territory in Chicago would simply print money till the presses wore out, what with this being a beer drinking town with two baseball teams, an NFL team, a hockey and basketball team and all.

Well, just put the Jackson Family in charge and they will show you how not to make money selling beer in Chicago. Ask Area 3 Financial Crimes Detectives how many times insiders there have embezzled from the company, then had the investigation killed lest bad publicity get out.

5/31/2012 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rome controlled its residents by a policy of "bread and circus", cheap food/drink and cheap entertainment to keep masses "stupid happy". Remember all those gladiator fights were about displacing audience's physical aggression with stage performance fights. Ultimately Rome failed, but Rome certainly had a number of still valid civic administration ideas. LINK and Ceasefire aren't enough; these guys need to be entertained to keep them from criminal mischief. They're BORED, and need their days/nights filled because they can't work (lack of education plus criminal record)and their baby-momas and momas get tired of them hanging around the house. Trouble occurs when they hit the streeets. No amount of policing will end this problem.

Short of one-way bus tickets out of town for gangbangers, no easy solution.

5/31/2012 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It will be called "Is The Line Ready""

--5/31/2012 05:51:00 AM

"We are passionate about security services and driven by neighborhood intervention, having rededicated ourselves to our mission in a community-centered, caring, multicultural, sustainable environment."

Can we make it solar-powered somehow?

5/31/2012 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Emanuel administration --

Millions to hire gangbangers, but not one penny for more police officers.

5/31/2012 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Jesse Jackson stole an entire Budweiser distributorship for his son and got away with it. Busch Brewing gave it to him to stop a nationwide boycott of Budweiser products. Since then it has been the most poorly run and unprofitable Budweiser Distributorship in the United States..."

--5/31/2012 05:59:00 AM

...with Sandy Jackson up in the cab of a city snowplow after a blizzard -- just coincidentally it's operating on her block -- hopping down and getting right in your face that of course she determining that the residents be getting adequate service which they entitled.

I have pictures of a completely abandoned poor South Side neighborhood at the same time, I think they just left it until it melted.

Impressive all around.

Oh -- out in Cicero? On Laramie, the Sportsman's Park racetrack they tore down, the property is now being massively built up -- the first thing you see right on Laramie is "Wirtz Distributors."


Boy, the stories THIS chunk of land could tell. (Between IC tracks on north, 35th St. on south, Laramie on west, and Cicero on east.) There is something big happening on the whole lot.

5/31/2012 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck ceasefire. When I was in 006 we had an incident where an offender ran into ceasefire after an aggravated battery and ceasefire tried to hide the fucker. We ended up getting into it with the dumb fuckers but ultimately got the shithead.

5/31/2012 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a theory SCC.... Ceasefire is like the movie "The Warriors"....... Basically all the gangs shake down the city and county, and state for more Ceasefire funding in exchange for a decrease in gang violence, the stats go down, the idiot public sees improvement and Tiny Dancer and McDrunken look like they have accomplished their mission all the while Ceasefire is getting aid to have the bangers slow down, public funds find their way to the the
Leaders.......Just thinking out loud......

5/31/2012 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember the movie "magnum force"? that kind of civic minded police hobbyists are needed again' but this time for the political "leadership"

5/31/2012 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>> Anonymous said...
NO MONEY for police raises but a multi million dollar pay off for all the GANGBANGERS in ceasefire.

5/30/2012 04:44:00 PM<<<

GANGBANGERS =Democratic VOTES + Campaign* $$$ for Politicians

POLICE = Republican Votes + Greedy Pensions + Scandals for Politicians

Register and Vote

(* Remember when a politician retires, he/she keeps the campaign funds, they just have to pay the taxes on it.)

5/31/2012 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

politicians & these thugs get along/work so well together because they both believe that they are "entitled" to every cent they can steal from the tax payer.

Yesterdays "Thug" can be todays congressperson, etc.......

Cooperation among thieves is essential to $$ success.

6/01/2012 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We dont have money for safe city this put more police on the street?

Or is that the money we are using to pay off ask their members not to shoot at each other?

So that is Macs crime reduction strategy,give to thugs not the police..


Thought id never say it but BRING BACK JODI!

6/01/2012 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But CeaseFire founder Gary Slutkin said the group has expanded to other U.S. and foreign cities — and its practices have been accepted in all of those places

These guys are heavily trained,” he said of CeaseFire workers. “No one goes out without at least 40 hours.”


Hey Gary - 40 whole hours IS NOT HEAVILY TRAINED!

Yet the Chicago Police Department wants every officer to violate the Rules and Regulations by interacting in a work environment with convicted felons.

What a crock of crap.

Hey Rahm -
Be careful who you choose to get into bed with.

6/01/2012 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was sent from Headquaters back in March of 2011, pre-McCarthy:

From: Murphy, Brian
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 5:53 PM
To: #Exempt
Subject: Ceasefire
We have received several inquiries in regards to the Chicago Police Department’s relationship with CeaseFire. 
CeaseFire’s mission is to work with community-based organizations to develop and implement strategies to reduce and prevent violence, particularly shootings and killings. CeaseFire relies on outreach workers and violence interrupters, who are ‘streetwise individuals’ that are familiar with the gang life in the communities where CeaseFire is active.  CeaseFire has claimed tremendous success in their endeavors.
The Chicago Police Department has worked diligently to enforce the law and to protect our citizens.  We have established a number of anti-violence initiatives, and our officers have been very successful in driving down crime.  While we encourage the efforts of others to reduce violence, we have communicated the following to CeaseFire:
The Chicago Police Department applauds CeaseFire’s mission, but we cannot currently stand in partnership with CeaseFire.  A true partnership means constant communication, and CeaseFire’s refusal to discuss life-threatening information with law enforcement is a deal-breaker.  Additionally, there have been numerous incidents involving active CeaseFire members that cause a conflict of interest in both policy, and in our duties as law enforcement officers.  Therefore, we can't claim a partnership because there are times when some CeaseFire employees become part of our investigations, and that makes for a bad situation.  However, we do believe their management staff really wants to do the right thing, so we are not opposed to their efforts.  Simply put, we will not partner with CeaseFire, we will simply co-exist.
Be safe out there!

6/01/2012 08:15:00 AM  

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