Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hacked

We've been informed about "virus warning" type windows popping up on the Department computers lately. We're told it occurs dozens of times during the processing of a simple arrest.

Guess what happened? And guess who predicted it?
  • NATO protestors have infiltrated the CPD computers with a worm that is wreaking havoc across the board. 35th Street and OEMC are in a full panic. The entire Department Intranet is in danger of a meltdown on an unimaginable scale, just in time for a potential "mass arrest" situation this weekend that would bring the Department to a grinding halt. (from our e-mail)

Did you see that latest AdMin Fax that told everyone to change their passwords if they haven't been altered in a few years and that efforts were underway to have passwords changed every 90 days? That gaping security risk, pointed out by SCC readers almost a year ago, is coming home to roost. Good thing CPD trimmed the in-house I.T. people and never spent the money/effort on a decent internet security protocol.

This is going to cost big time. And be careful with those detachable drives - you might bring home presents for your own personal computer by accident.

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137 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...just in time for a potential "mass arrest" situation this weekend that would bring the Department to a grinding halt."

That's OK. Everyone sits on the cement floor while it's all processed on paper.

Could take weeks.

5/17/2012 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go back to paper. no virus problems there unless someone sick sneezes on it.

5/17/2012 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I get a fucking event #

5/17/2012 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Mcnut said during interview on wgn news "nothing to worry about," Now we have in the last couple of hours cars being bricked from overpasses on 55 and 290 nice job rahmbo asking for this bullshit here!

5/17/2012 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: If I'm officer who's bid to the desk but want to work outside again. What's can I do to end my bid?

Also, if I work outside, but while I'm still bid to the desk, can someone grieve that they shouldn't have to work the desk while there is some one who is bid for inside?

Any suggestions would be very helpful.

5/17/2012 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

switch to paper arrests, tomorrow.

Beat the crash

5/17/2012 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Edison Park said...

Told you so, you stupid assholes.

Go read the posts right here on SCC, from back when they first cut the in-house IT. That was me, screaming from the rooftops about how that was a massive mistake.

This is probably just the beginning. Chicago is an alpha city, the CPD is a huge and critical institution and there's no question the eShitheads will target us. Completely gutting our capacity for a real time IT emergency response will absolutely, positively, most certainly lead to a data catastrophe.

How would you like it if they get into the network and rustle up all the personnel info? Wouldn't it be 'thrilling' if the complete employee dossier of every CPD officer were posted to the internet, name, address, family info and all?

How about if they crack the network and start publicly posting LE sensitive information, blowing numerous big criminal cases so a bunch of dangerous assholes wind up walking on technicalities?

This was just such an incredibly bad decision. Our city has its own dedicated IT department. They should be a CPD functionary, loaned back to the city on an as-needed basis.

5/17/2012 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: If i don't get promoted and the total amount of sgt's made (with the merit hacks) exceeds my score i am going to sue this department and force them in court to tell all of us what makes these "merit" assholes better boss than those that actually took the test and scored higher than them.
It's happening right now in Arlington Heights.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cop-sues-arlington-heights-over-promotion-20120516,0,422691.story

5/17/2012 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Excellent. This means I'll have a believable explanation for any porn that 'just so happens' to be attached to my PC#..

5/17/2012 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Just a thought! Why don't our supposedly tough gang bangers pitch in, look at all the ass they could kick,be known the world over, many have electronic equipment the protestors are cowards hiding behind masks where are the "tough guys" when you need them? Hiding under moms skirt??

5/17/2012 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

managent knew it was comming
they just were not ready for it
they didnt think youwere smarter then them
out of 10- 15,000 people coming to chicago
they didn't figure on a few to try this?
i often thought a few would try on a nay given day let alone during nato
now the people you need for this are of course laid off or moved
so that means one of Rhambo's "buddies" will ave to come at twice the price to fix it
in the mean time everything will bog down and sensative info swiped and screwed with
het maybe one of those speed up my computer can fix it:)

5/17/2012 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh...

Corner cutting, coin shaving and trying to save a buck on the backs of the men & women of this Department is biting McDrinky & Flaming Tutu in the ass... Really hard.

You're right SCC... Alot of people have been sounding the alarm about this for years. ESPECIALLY with the administration gutting Help Desk and the like...

Hilarious that a bunch of stinky hippie spawn are putting the fear of God in the high-hats at 3510 S. & 111 N.

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.

Thanks for inviting this shit across our threshold Rahm.

All about you at any and all costs eh?

The intentional neglect of CPD will result in this city being walked to a standstill.

The brave posturing of "we have enough Police" and "we're maximizing efficiencies" is nothing but whistling past the graveyard...

Oh well... There's nothing the Blue Suits can do to fix it other than stay in deep survival mode.

Let the people in charge own this mess even though they fall over each other trying make the Blue Suits the owners of this shit show.

5/17/2012 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The computers have been screwed for years. Aira does not transfer to arrest reports. evry computer has had some glitch since the new hot desk has risen on Iclear. New ppo's cant log in to any computer. Pdt's have wrong dates and times on them which transfers to Aira and no time frames on most aira applications in the squads. Thats if your lucky the computers even working. Yea we're shittin bricks. Hand written arrest reports remember those old reports.

5/17/2012 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous White Hat said...

Trimmed the I.T. department explains it all. Virus scan everything and make sure no porno surfers or fakebook chatters at work. One infected thumb/flash drive can infect an entire network.

5/17/2012 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so, can I blame the department's server for all the porn pop-ups on my personal computer!?!

5/17/2012 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if they got any of our personal info. Fuck the passwords and arrests. Let the assholes upstairs worry about that.

5/17/2012 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing that gorilla glue cant handle.

5/17/2012 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Lordy Lordy.....we're doomed.

5/17/2012 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If possible, hand write all arrest slips, process fingerprints the old way(on hard cards and when a bunch are ready drive them downtown) etc. Try this with no computers and no electronics. When the asshole protesters are tired of sitting in jail til Tue. or Wed. night they might learn a lesson and realize the screwup by their own shithead friends.

5/17/2012 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Area Computer runs on Windows 98. No worries Lewin has is on top of everything.

5/17/2012 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It figures. What a joke. We just finally found out what our start times will be, and today, some guy was glueing (sp?) the shields on our helmets. What if things went up today? My helmet was waiting to be fixed. This department, and this city have turned into the biggest Mickey Mouse operation that I have ever seen. In fact, if you've ever been to Disney World, you know that Mickey has his shit together. More so than here. To all the boys and girls in blue...stay safe and take care of yourselves and eachother.

5/17/2012 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These little rat ass Anarchist play dirty. Bet they have plenty of surprises to spring on the city this weekend. Freedom is great but these bastards should be exterminated.

5/17/2012 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw it for the first time this past week all the computers i tried i ran the scan tool. All computers had the conflicker worm all of them. If your on clear it allows you to download the security tool but it makes no difference the worm has hit the network. That tool should have been installed as soon as the department setup the network. I'm just saying I don't work at 125 But when they can't answer a simple network question how is it that theyre assigned to that unit???!

5/17/2012 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow amazing what goes on here. this dept is a joke really

5/17/2012 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous dogass copper said...

OT, 019 foot guys at least answer and handle jobs. You want to complain, look into 3rd watch warrant car that is up every day and never gets a job, even on busy nights, leaving the work load for the rest of the watch. Just another reason why you cant have a weekend day off.

5/17/2012 03:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps someone is trying to tell you guys something?

Just a guess

5/17/2012 04:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Chicago IT Pro said...

Folks ...

If you HAVE been hacked ... be careful. Absolutely do NOT use thumb drives, you can carry the infection with you.

If you use your CPD password elsewhere in another account - like Amazon or your bank - you might want to change that account password as well. It could be "compromised."

5/17/2012 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: Please confirm! Rumor has it that in addition to raising the age of retirement to coincide with retirees living longer(not us), the city plans on sending animal care and control to retirees homes on the night before your years of retirement equals your years of service to perform euthanasia.

5/17/2012 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only is our pension gone, your deferred compensation is crap. I spoke with a mortgage broker who advised me to provide my assets such as mutual funds. When I cited deferred compensation, I was advised that deferred compensation can no longer be considered an asset when applying for a mortgage. So if you want to invest money in mutual funds, do it on your own so that it can be considered an asset. Stop making Richie Daleys buddies at Nationwide rich off your money. Another bullshit city scam!

5/17/2012 04:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too funny. Too bad I don't give a shit. The CPD has turned into nothing more than a sick joke.

5/17/2012 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask JL when was the antivirus bill paid ?
Or what did he spend that money on ?

5/17/2012 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some computers in 010 were screwed up, where some of links didn't respond and some would say that I virus has been cleaned.. we are definitely screwed. A case report got parsed in aira unable to get it approved, had to edit it about three times, then finally went thru after 3 hours.

5/17/2012 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Edison Park said...
Told you so, you stupid assholes.

Go read the posts right here on SCC, from back when they first cut the in-house IT. That was me, screaming from the rooftops about how that was a massive mistake.

This is probably just the beginning. Chicago is an alpha city, the CPD is a huge and critical institution and there's no question the eShitheads will target us. Completely gutting our capacity for a real time IT emergency response will absolutely, positively, most certainly lead to a data catastrophe.

How would you like it if they get into the network and rustle up all the personnel info? Wouldn't it be 'thrilling' if the complete employee dossier of every CPD officer were posted to the internet, name, address, family info and all?

How about if they crack the network and start publicly posting LE sensitive information, blowing numerous big criminal cases so a bunch of dangerous assholes wind up walking on technicalities?

This was just such an incredibly bad decision. Our city has its own dedicated IT department. They should be a CPD functionary, loaned back to the city on an as-needed basis.

5/17/2012 12:23:00 AM

Get over yourself. Your whole operation was and still is a joke. This should have been outsourced from the beginning.

Our computers system is a joke.

5/17/2012 05:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slightly OT. I walked to a friend of mine who works at the board of trade yesterday. Apparently as 2 board employees were exiting the bus and entering the building some people through shit at them. Both of the employees had just put their colored jackets on with their credentials so that they could get right into the building and past security but they were intercepted and turfed. Maybe it's a rumor maybe not but Ive known The guy for 15 years and he felt the need to call me.

5/17/2012 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would guess this could fuck up your IPhone if you have it plugged into your computer to charge?

5/17/2012 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--Just read the FOP update about not being able to take time for the NATO OT? That you have to take money? Everyone should keep careful track of their time and make copies of slips.

Also, if we are being bused to venues or downtown, are we entitled to OT if they don't have us back to our cars by the end of 12 hours, i.e., we get back to the lots 45-60 minutes later, thereby making our days 13 hour days?

5/17/2012 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.....does anyone care that all of CFD got tetanus shots courtesy of CFD and CPD did not? This was in preparation for NATO!

5/17/2012 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone posted here mentioning "Aira." If you're using Avira Pro antivirus (with a red umbrella), they had a major malfunction recently with a signature update that disabled computers by wrongly detecting viruses in every file. This started Monday or Tuesday 5/14 or 15. The problem is fixed by updating Avira again, though to do that, you might have to boot Windows into "Safe Mode" to disable Avira first.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404515,00.asp

I'm not sure who said the computers were hacked or what evidence or expertise they have, but I'm suspicious that it may be a wrong guess. If you've been hacked, you probably wouldn't be seeing virus alerts everywhere from it.

5/17/2012 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife wants to know how I got and gave her a virus. Can I blame my thumb drive now?

5/17/2012 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but the money saved can be used to install MORE speed cameras, you know, for the children.
And any monies left over can be used for no-bid connected contracts ...er, I mean infrastructure.

5/17/2012 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard from a friend at the board of trade that a trader got hit with a ..... Bodily fluid filled balloon yesterday. Anyone confirm?

5/17/2012 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to hire Vanecko computer repair!

5/17/2012 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a joke. Ray Charles could've seen this attempt coming.
Completely embarassing that our department gets caught flat footed once again.

5/17/2012 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they are going to hack the system it won't be with Conficker.

5/17/2012 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably one of those cops that was educated at one of those liberal colleges.

5/17/2012 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT slips are still paper :D

5/17/2012 07:30:00 AM  
Blogger 19th ward blogger said...

SCC!! Can you post this please!
This coward Dart is putting all police officers safety at risk!

Breaking:: Dart Blindsided by Sneed.... Source tells Sun-Times that Sheriff Dart has offered no support in NATO Security Efforts!

http://19thwardpolitics.blogspot.com/2012/05/breaking-dart-blindsided-by-sneed.html

SHERIFF’S SUMMIT SNUB!


Where’s the help???

5/17/2012 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT slips are still paper :D

5/17/2012 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"...just in time for a potential "mass arrest" situation this weekend that would bring the Department to a grinding halt."

That's OK. Everyone sits on the cement floor while it's all processed on paper.

Could take weeks.

5/17/2012 12:13:00 AM


Somehow, by some storage quirk of science and the alignment of the sun, moon and stars, I and many other police officers were able to whip out an arrest report, on paper, in quite a bit less time than the modern police people can do it on 21st century state-of-the-art computers. And not complain about it. I never knew how bad I had it until I hear the modern police complain bitterly about computer problems.

The worst that would happen to me with a paper report is someone would spill some coffee on my report. If not too soaked I would use it anyway.

And somehow, in spite of our prehistoric technology, we used to arrest people and get back on the street in not too much time, if it wasn't a complicated case. The most we had to complain about was if a tact guy or detective would throw our arrest report in the garbage and do another one, with new names in the arresting officer's box.

And if a desk sgt or WC told you to do a new one and put this, that or the other in you did it without argument or you wouldn't get a day off for six months. And the union, when there was one, wouldn't hold your hand and file grievances against the mean old sgt or captain.

Damn did we have it bad. No A/C in the cars, crank windows, and the Captain was, for all practical purposes, God, to the blue shirts, for if you crossed him you were banished to police hell.

But brother, did we have laughs and a good time and if you enjoyed locking people up, there was no shortage of assholes begging to go to prison.

It was a simpler time.

5/17/2012 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T: If I'm officer who's bid to the desk but want to work outside again. What's can I do to end my bid? T: If I'm officer who's bid to the desk but want to work outside again. What's can I do to end my bid?
What's the problem, you can't stand being called paper hitch, or you wanna prove that you are the real police through these couple of days

5/17/2012 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard from a trader friend that there were poop bombs flying at people exiting the bot. Yuck

5/17/2012 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the good old days when you could just arrest a bunch of shitheads, do you paper work (the long way) and be in the bar before the end of your shift.

5/17/2012 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Call the Union! said...

You're asking anonymously on a blog rather than asking you elected union representative? Call the union and ask. It's why we pay dues!

Anonymous said...

OT: If I'm officer who's bid to the desk but want to work outside again. What's can I do to end my bid?

Also, if I work outside, but while I'm still bid to the desk, can someone grieve that they shouldn't have to work the desk while there is some one who is bid for inside?

Any suggestions would be very helpful.

5/17/2012 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...What's can I do to end my bid?

...

Any suggestions would be very helpful."

5/17/2012 12:19:00 AM



SUGGESTIONS:
Read your Department Directives.
Read your union contract.
Talk to your union unit Rep.
Call your union.

Stop being so lazy and expecting everyone else to do your research for you. It gives others an opportunity to lie to you and makes you appear to be dim-witted.

5/17/2012 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that the city has not paid for the TrendMicro antivirus program so they cut off all the updates. Your getting those messages because the definitions are old.

5/17/2012 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these computers are great when they work--- we have all been victim to reports lost in aira cyberspace and cad down on pdt's--- the last time I checked computers still have not made one single arrest in this town--- it takes a living breathing real police officer to slap the cuffs on someone and do the ABC ( arrest, book, and charge)--- we can always go to paper if we have to--- the real problem would be if the 10 printers go off line....

5/17/2012 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The computers in this department are horrible..don't need an outside hacker.. if on days they decide to work..they're super s l o w.. they're vintage. Chicago wants be a global city? HAHA

5/17/2012 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the computer problems might be the result of some bored cop surfing into a dodgy porn site, but the thousands of virus-laden memory sticks that Comrade Soros has distributed to us Faithful Minions is a much more likely scenario.

5/17/2012 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT: If i don't get promoted and the total amount of sgt's made (with the merit hacks) exceeds my score i am going to sue this department and force them in court to tell all of us what makes these "merit" assholes better boss than those that actually took the test and scored higher than them.
It's happening right now in Arlington Heights.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cop-sues-arlington-heights-over-promotion-20120516,0,422691.story

5/17/2012 12:25:00 AM


I feel for you. If you sue over this you wont be the first. Previous efforts went nowhere. They just made some attorneys a lot of money. The federal courts have allowed this to happen and the ACLU could care less. The solution would have to come with political means and muscle.

5/17/2012 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anytime that you get a security warning that asks you to pay on the bottom, shut the computer off!
Call someone or take it in right away.
This can be fixed if you know what you doing, but for dummies like me, call someone.
It killed my first computer. Got it a second time, this time I acted and saved the computor.

5/17/2012 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great, I have to throw away my memory sticks now !@#$%^&

5/17/2012 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another reason to bring back paper arrests and reports permanently!more efficient and less down time to get back on the street!BRING BACK THE PAPER!

5/17/2012 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm more than willing to assist CPD in their IT department woes. Just don't have any clout to get hired much less transferred into that unit. Though, I'm very qualified as I've made my bones at several local large companies. I tested regardless this last round 3500/6000 in the lottery. Doesn't look like I will win it anyhow.

5/17/2012 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you may want to be aware of this

cryptome.org/2012/05/chicago-police.zip

5/17/2012 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly... I could care less. I think it's funny. Ima sit back and enjoy the show for the next couple a days! Every little problem I will toss right at a Sgt..

5/17/2012 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic: Don't become complacent thinking that our Illinois Constitution forces Rahm to pay up and not be able to change things.Dont TRUST these down state law makers (especially MADIGAN )and our CONSTITUTION to protect our pension rights....They'll find a way to break it.......DONT DOUBT ME. Union Presidents should be hiring Constitutional Lawyers ready to go to court when things get changed in SPRINGFIELD.

5/17/2012 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell Dart to get joliet ready. Sit these shitheads down in a cement floor pen for days while sorting these issues out. Or just do a McContact card for Cumstat!

5/17/2012 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lewin is a genious, Just ask him.

5/17/2012 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new, the supervisor's office computers both have 26 trojans on them. The goof they send to fix this stuff just puts an undersized band aid on it does nothing. The anti-virus the city paid for is terrible. Now they are paying the price. But at least someone connected to the politicians will make money selling the dept more useless crap to "protect" the system. Can't wait to get the fuck out of this state.

5/17/2012 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Perhaps someone is trying to tell you guys something?"

--5/17/2012 04:02:00 AM

I guess the message is that if you get robbed and beaten here, it'll take hours, days, weeks, months to process the report because you people fucked up the police computers, and no effective investigation will be done because all the police manpower is out on the street fighting you.

So bleed. Crawl under a bush, lay there wearing your stupid "anonymous" mask and lick your wounds.

Park District guys will find your body in a week or so, during the trash cleanup.

5/17/2012 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, DO NOT EVERY USE THUMB DRIVES. Email stuff to yourself if you have to. But do not use thumb drives. They're like electronic petri dishes. Everything grows in 'em.

5/17/2012 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ot, I'm a tact supervisor that's going to be deployed to this NATO disaster. These fucking clowns at 35th st. Won't tell anybody jack shit, found out at the last minute late last night that the limited fucking Super Top Secret NATO order that only Commanders and above can view under penalty of death has yet again been changed. Jacking our start times and what we are doing but won't tell us fucking anything. Nobody that's being deployed knows what the fuck is going on. Fucking ridiculous!!! The reason why no one can see the order is because when this thing blows up, they don't want written proof of how badly this thing was put together. Way to go you micromanaging incompetent Chief S.G. And these fucking goofs couldn't stop patting themselves on the back about what a great job they did preparing us for this at the NATO supervisors meeting last fri. What a fucking joke.

5/17/2012 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD!!!! Desk crews around the city won't be able to shop on line. There will be mass panic. Women will be histerical, men will cry. Where are the geek Avengers???

5/17/2012 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

SCC your readers need to be aware that without fanfare the dept changed the use of force order. It became effective the 16th. The biggest change I can see is NO USING PEPPER SPRAY IN CROWDS without the stupers express permission. Excellent time to change the rules !!

5/17/2012 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when is rahm's dumbass going to be called out already?!(by anyone other than a cpd member) his ignorant and macho decisions have done nothing but worsen our situation and now the rest of chicago as well. now i know additional reasons why they canceled our days off: because they were afraid of many of the cpd officers protesting and wreaking havoc on this city. he was worried we know exactly how to stick it to him and his administration. i almost feel like being a protestor just to fuck with rahm's dumbass plans, ha. all kidding aside, everyone please be safe out there and remember rahm's face when the shit hits the fan and you need to utilize some of those "impact" weapons.

5/17/2012 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger fillmoreranger said...

Off topic but most important:read the new use of force order! Changes the rules right before the game. Don't want to say on here but read it it became effective the 16th.

5/17/2012 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Andy Thayer in action

You gotta see this quintessential pic of Andy Thayer in his element. Marching down the hallway with a permit -- a permit in his hand! -- and a retinue of breathless followers.

Even the stone lion at the right doesn't like him. Snarling like a firehouse dog.

It'd take a chunk out of him if it could.

http://gayliberation.net/press/2012/0103ct_g8andythayer/AndyThayer-paradepermit.jpg

5/17/2012 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dogass copper said...
OT, 019 3rd watch warrant car.

5/17/2012 03:11:00 AM

We used to have a warrant car, until one semi bright supervisor realized that you didn't need to devote 2 P.O.'s entire tour to looking for warrants, which often times they came in with nothing. Instead, each day he printed out the active warrants and made copies and handed them out in roll call and sometimes posted them on the wall. This way everyone knew who was wanted every day. So instead of just two eyes looking for them, the whole watch was. Got way better results and freed up two more p.o.'s to work a beat car, etc..

5/17/2012 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Megalomaniac Andy Thayer is actually appearing in a forum, NATO pro/con at Pritker Military Library on Michigan Ave tonight -- only 100 tickets.

“We were contacted by the National Strategy Forum a few weeks back who said that they wanted to set up a dialogue between ourselves and NATO...” said Thayer.

"We?" "Ourselves?

>pfft<

The guy refers to himself in the third person, as though he were Emperor Of Japan or something.

Anyway, heads-up, possible trouble spot with Andy's fan club outside, 104 South Michigan Avenue.

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/05/10/nato-protesters-nato-reps-schedule-public-debate

5/17/2012 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hire more civilians that have access to cpd computers.

5/17/2012 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there even a supply of paper arrests reports available should they be required?

5/17/2012 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Just a thought! Why don't our supposedly tough gang bangers pitch in, look at all the ass they could kick,be known the world over, many have electronic equipment the protestors are cowards hiding behind masks where are the "tough guys" when you need them? Hiding under moms skirt??

WTF! make up ur mind are you cracking their heads like you say or are you needing their help with this NATO bullshit

5/17/2012 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no I just defecated on myself because Andy Thayer is scaring me.

5/17/2012 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I still write traffic tickets from my book with a pen and not catch a virus?

3201, Skyway Car

5/17/2012 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Shawn Fynn said...

It doesn't surprise me this is happening, the chicagopolice.org SSL certificate expired two years ago, and this link below was posted on Cryptome earlier this month.

http://cryptome.org/2012/05/chicago-police.zip

It lists all the Chicago Police Star number and sworn police officers in an Excel spreadsheet.

Keep in mind it was one thumb drive that infected U.S. .mil networks in Afghanistan, and removable media was banned from DoD networks until that virus/malware was removed from the networks.

This will only get worse before it gets better!

5/17/2012 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was told in roll call today don't arrest anyone and try to code all jobs to avoid paper since the computers don't work. I'm sure this will help the compstat numbers...maybe tiny dancer and mcdummy sabatoged the network.

5/17/2012 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the carpetbaggers, 9.5 and McStake, are just soooooooooooooo smart

5/17/2012 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

News Flash... 7300X has found a driver for the NATO weekend! the commander could no longer supply boxes of tissue to the rhinestone cowboy.

5/17/2012 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*************************************
A LITTLE OFF TOPIC:

What happened in the 9th district the other night? Rumor has it protesters tried to storm the building then ended up getting their asses kicked by the locals for waking them up. Any truth?

*************************************

5/17/2012 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These anarchists fucks have really done it now. Just a few months ago the department shut down our it department. Smooth move assholes. Let's hope our computers and it will work fine in a few hours. Whoever is responsible should be charged with a federal crime.

5/17/2012 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True story. The virus notification popped up at least 3 dozen times while I was doing a case report the other day.

This is like a bad joke. Seriously. How in the world did things get so bad? Its almost like they're letting this Department go to hell in a hand basket on purpose for some reason. I just cannot believe there are so many incompetent and just plain stupid people running things.

5/17/2012 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Johna32 said...

It's amazing that almost anyone who is online or listens to the news has heard over and over again about "Anonymous" and other Hacktivists groups - Occupy chapters do their fair share as well of electronic disruption.

With widespread predictions of hacking during NATO , one would think the city and department adminstration would have wised up adn prepared well in advance - maybe years ago.

5/17/2012 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol. No backups for doing the work by hand that the computers did.

So how long would the department be able to run with a major power outage? One day? Two days? Less than a day. Your managers let both the citizens of Chicago and you police officers down and none too gently.

5/17/2012 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's a paper arrest report look like? How will I use it? Will the paper stick to my hair gel? I wonder if there are any P.O.'s on my watch that know how to use one? I don't understand, they told me in the academy that I was a superhero. someone please help.

5/17/2012 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT: If I'm officer who's bid to the desk but want to work outside again. What's can I do to end my bid?

Also, if I work outside, but while I'm still bid to the desk, can someone grieve that they shouldn't have to work the desk while there is some one who is bid for inside?

Any suggestions would be very helpful.

5/17/2012 12:19:00 AM
Yep, I have two very helpful suggestions:
1) Learn how to read
2) Read your contract.
That is all. You are welcome. Yes I am a smart ass. You are a dumbshit.

5/17/2012 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://tinyurl.com/cr3q495

The clowns are bring pies....no im not talking about the brass....

5/17/2012 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12 hours for tac Friday

5/17/2012 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's INTEL ? MEAHLER and hi take on what we will be up against????
The "terrorism Expert" hasn't a Clue
Some Intel Ha Dump this guy before cops get hurt

5/17/2012 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just heard that "Anonymous" is responsible for hacking CPD systems.

5/17/2012 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working Special Employment downtown as I type this. BELIEVE me when I say the protestors are here, and they're here enmass. Walked by several groups of obvious 20-something "hipsters", a jagoff from one group that made it a point to be heard. His exact words were "these pigs have no idea what they're in for". I looked him dead in the eyes and told him "I hope the cop that kicks your liberal ass looks something like me". You could see and feel the energy these goofs are emitting, just champing at the bit ready to do what they're here for. They looked like your dog does when he knows he's going for a walk cuz you got his leash in your hand, but you make him wait, spinning in circles in nervous, excited energy. The fuse has obviously been lit and these assholes are waiting to go Boom this weekend. Ive been cautiously optomistic all the time leading up to this shit storm, even dismissing alot of things, but these clowns made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I havent felt that feeling since the Bulls Riot in '92.

Be careful brothers and sisters.

5/17/2012 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT: If I'm officer who's bid to the desk but want to work outside again. What's can I do to end my bid?

Also, if I work outside, but while I'm still bid to the desk, can someone grieve that they shouldn't have to work the desk while there is some one who is bid for inside?

Any suggestions would be very helpful.

5/17/2012 12:19:00 AM


Write a to-from volunteering to give up the bid-desk position. Or, if you are doing another job or detailed out more than 90 days you lose it automatically.

5/17/2012 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh yes, the doomsday theory. please, nothing catostrophic is going to happen this week. Im predicting less that 150 arrests for the entire thing.. friday - tuesday. Take it to the bank.

5/17/2012 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got shut out of my work email

5/17/2012 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just put some guerrilla (sic) glue on it everything will be okay.

5/17/2012 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quick, look for old boxes of carbon paper in district stations that still have basements. Watch the newbees (just about everyone now) get blisters on their fingers trying print reports IN TRIPLICATE. Forget the typewriters, 'cause, no doubt, they've been pitched.

5/17/2012 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) **********This Just In********

Seems that rahm went to meet with quinn last night along with other elected idiots,and they talked about screwing with our hard earned pensions,thanks to rahm guys even though stuck with him some have still not sold out! Nice time to do this,we are busy with his nato bullshit and the little sneak he is!!

5/17/2012 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HQs raided old electronic equipment that was collecting dust and mice from the academy loading dock area, they sent some POs to collect old vcrs and tube tvs. Said they were going to set them up at rest stations for riot control teams.

5/17/2012 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess you are just gonna have to deport arrestees instead of booking them...

5/17/2012 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

theres a no pop up button on the computer - click it

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

****IMPORTANT****

When Rahm went to Springfield recently legislators he wanted to speak to were called to Springfield from their home district on a day's notice. Apparently Rahms feels no one in Illinois has much of a life so he can snap his 9.5 fingers and make them sit and listen. Pronto.

The problem was, there was no there there. Rahm spoke of the things he wanted, in the most general terms, 5 years more before retirement, 5% extra in contributions etc.

Rahn was woefully short on specifics, he couldn't explain who these changes would pertain to. Police? Fire? Teachers? Truck Drivers? Who exactly? Also who would pay the extra 5% into "the pension fund?" And which pension fund. Again, Rahm has no details, he would have to get back to them on that.

Finally, he was asked if he had anything in legislative form to present, which they assumed was the reason they were called to Springfield on a day's notice.

No, Rahm had nothing prepared to present to the legislature. Just bullshit for the evening news.

They caught on and asked that Rahm not waste their time until a bill was being introduced.

So officers, no bill was introduced. This time. But expect something from the evil one. Soon.

We are likely headed for a court fight if he tries any of the shit he proposed. It was much more to shake our tree and again pit us off against taxpayers.

So no pensions will be stolen this week, we can all take a breath. Rahm's trip to Springfield was nothing more than crap to put on the nightly news to get city employees all shook up.

Still, a battle is coming so it is time to get on the phone and call your Illinois State legislator.

Here is the phone number of the hotline to get instructions on basically what to say and get connected to the correct legislative office. Make the call.

1-888-412-6570

And please, VOTE. The entire state legislature is up for election this fall. If you have refrained from voting because you don't want to go to jury duty, time to get involved. Register to vote and then, on election day. VOTE.

We must vote on one issue this time, PENSIONS. Not Republican or Democrat but PENSIONS.

The pension you save might be your own.

5/17/2012 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A third of the Department have never done a paper arrest report.

5/17/2012 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth to coppers in nine busting 9 occupiers from Vermont in a abandoned building making malatov cocktails, with a backpack full of crossbows, and chinesse stars?

5/17/2012 05:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD should hire Brett Goldstein & Jonathan Lewin's Company ForceStrategy!

5/17/2012 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet it happened during the FTP march down Halsted street, it stopped in front of the police station for atleast a half hour. Does the station at 35th have a WiFi network accessible from the area the protesters were in? If the password to join the network was weak they might of been able to log in and inject their code.

5/17/2012 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife wants to know how I got and gave her a virus. Can I blame my thumb drive now?

5/17/2012 06:30:00 AM





possibly.


depends upon how gullible your wife is.

5/17/2012 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow, by some storage quirk of science and the alignment of the sun, moon and stars, I and many other police officers were able to whip out an arrest report, on paper, in quite a bit less time than the modern police people can do it on 21st century state-of-the-art computers. And not complain about it. I never knew how bad I had it until I hear the modern police complain bitterly about computer problems.

The worst that would happen to me with a paper report is someone would spill some coffee on my report. If not too soaked I would use it anyway.

And somehow, in spite of our prehistoric technology, we used to arrest people and get back on the street in not too much time, if it wasn't a complicated case. The most we had to complain about was if a tact guy or detective would throw our arrest report in the garbage and do another one, with new names in the arresting officer's box.

And if a desk sgt or WC told you to do a new one and put this, that or the other in you did it without argument or you wouldn't get a day off for six months. And the union, when there was one, wouldn't hold your hand and file grievances against the mean old sgt or captain.

Damn did we have it bad. No A/C in the cars, crank windows, and the Captain was, for all practical purposes, God, to the blue shirts, for if you crossed him you were banished to police hell.

But brother, did we have laughs and a good time and if you enjoyed locking people up, there was no shortage of assholes begging to go to prison.

It was a simpler time.

5/17/2012 08:02:00 AM

Can do a AIRA report in 5 minutes....

Did a warrant start to approval in 15 minutes the other day...

No A/C in the cars? Have you driven in some of our cars? What's old is new again my friend....

Nothing too see here, just another old timer blowing smoke up your ass.

Adapt or die.

5/17/2012 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really hate to say it...... But the IT staff couldnt write a piece of code to make a webpage. Known this for years. Full of political hacks pretending to show their ignorance.

Its quite easy to penetrate the system, but since they have open the site to the internet (directive site, and other city dept sites,) they have left a back door open....oops!

Go ahead, tag my PC #, heck check my MAC or IP address ....... Because I would never think about any stupid acts of idiocy or illegality ....... But remember there are people out there, who hate the police, the system, criminals out there who would love to get their hands on information ..... Enter the protesters for NATO (probably probing, pen-testing for months)

Yes be wary of the flash drives or email forwarding to your private/home PC. An anti-virus may not be enough...worms are not detectable till the start doing "some" damage. Use multiple antivirus programs to sweep.

Prince Valium

5/17/2012 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't there a Commander of Data Systems - pay, car to take home, perks, etc. - that has been there for some 10 years now?
Why is this happening on his [long] watch?

I suppose he is going to blame City Hall.
The classic "I didn't do anything wrong - I told them" defense instead of accountability.

5/17/2012 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if Lewin had spent as much time working on this issue as he was his outside business deals with Bret Goldstien, it would have been taken care of.

5/17/2012 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

ahhh yes, the doomsday theory. please, nothing catostrophic is going to happen this week. Im predicting less that 150 arrests for the entire thing.. friday - tuesday. Take it to the bank.

5/17/2012 02:53:00 PM

Thanks for playing boss START YOUR OWN BLOG!

5/17/2012 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I still write traffic tickets from my book with a pen and not catch a virus?

3201, Skyway Car
__________________________________

What is your problem with an officer who is working? You have a need to poke fun at people to make yourself feel better.

5/17/2012 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and this is how the game is played now because BIG MONEY has finished off buying the entire government structure of this world.

And how does this happen? Some people are still stupid enough to believe the BS their government tells them.

**********

Lookit you Emanuel fucktard tool.... you clearly have ZERO understanding of most laws, with special attention to a serious lack of the actual amendment itself, who added it, WHY it was added, who lobbied to HAVE it added and all the pertinent case law that's associated with defending it.

Instead of shitting out Emanuel's panic shit in a lame attempt to make coppers give up everything they have because they don't know any better, go familiarize yourself with all the above information, then go read a thorough analysis of the Austin bullshit opinion and see how they have nothing to support their wild assumptions of nothing, THEN go think about whether you actually think the rest of us are as stupid as you who's obviously the type of dude who listens to everything the great shitheel Emanuel tells you and takes it up the ass from him.

Both Emanuel & Quinn are either gonna have it shoved so far up their asses by the court or they're just gonna learn to shut the fuck up because they're not gonna take shit from any public employee pension.

5/17/2012 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger Was that a SPEEDBUMP?! said...

CW5 had problems this morning.

5/17/2012 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Not only is our pension gone, your deferred compensation is crap. I spoke with a mortgage broker who advised me to provide my assets such as mutual funds. When I cited deferred compensation, I was advised that deferred compensation can no longer be considered an asset when applying for a mortgage. So if you want to invest money in mutual funds, do it on your own so that it can be considered an asset. Stop making Richie Daleys buddies at Nationwide rich off your money. Another bullshit city scam!

5/17/2012 04:53:00 AM

************

Any particular reason why SCC is letting these shithead Emanuel tools post their bullshit here trying to panic everyone with no actual authority to accomplish the bullshit they claim?

Hey dipshit, the City's false claims of destitution have zero bearing on mutual funds privately administered with your funds. If anyone refuses to let you use your deferred comp as an asset it's because of the overall bullshit markets being controlled to continue the bullshit austerity moves being pulled against the working class in this country, not anything that has shit to do with city finances.

If you're stupid enough not to have moved the bulk of your deferred comp OUT of the market and into a fixed account years ago, you're gonna have to work for years more until it comes back.

The city hasn't got shit to do with deferred comp or a financial entities decision not to let you use it as an asset, especially when it could be worth nothing tomorrow.

Maybe a decade ago mortgage companies could bullshit underwriters into thinking your comp was an asset. Under today's new rules, you're lucky they let you use a savings account as an asset.

Try being less in debt, maybe they'll give you the loan.

5/17/2012 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Anonymous said...
OT: If I'm officer who's bid to the desk but want to work outside again. What's can I do to end my bid?

— PAR form, relinquish your Bid Desk Position. If you're just Relief Desk, working outside option is only when no Bid Desk personnel are available.
By Contract Rules, You can't work outside if you're a Bid Desk, this conflicts with someone who wants to work the desk that isn't eligible due to that Bid you were granted, however a Reliefer can.

5/17/2012 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work for the Feds, we received a reminder email to check home computers for a Trojan virus that is set to rec havoc July 9th. It was started a couple years ago by Russian's or Serb's. You may want to run some extra virus protection in July. I mentioned this to a CPD family member and the response was the city has not said anything to them about it.

5/17/2012 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Mission Scum said...

05/17/0802 Hrs.......Damn, your right on the spot.I conflicted with how to address these moany, whiny bunch of disillusioned bunch of rookies ( I was a rooky once and kept my mouth shut and learned) about what their job description IS and not what they want it to be! Also if I may have a word or two........It's your job , get out there and do the best you can,with what little you think you've got, a lot can be done if you maintain your Pride, Integrity, and Guts. Look forward to it, be excited about it, be alert,careful and keep your powder dry! Back each other up and use your common sense when communicating your needs to your fellow Peace Keepers! Remember kiddies, your spose to be the Guard Dogs for the sheeple of this fine city YOU LIVE HERE DAMN IT, spend some time honing your skills or learning from the wise ones, DO YOUR JOB. I've got 26 yrs. on and beginning to worry about what the hell you brats think you signed up to do?? When and IF, they take food out of your mouth, THEN pitch a hissy and hurt 'em where you can. Til they cut your wage, throw the Union out and dis-arm you, Keep your families and ours as safe as you can and hope you've taught them a little independant thinking also....Sorry for the rant and God Bless you that GET IT!!

5/17/2012 08:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn did we have it bad. No A/C in the cars, crank windows, and the Captain was, for all practical purposes, God, to the blue shirts, for if you crossed him you were banished to police hell.

But brother, did we have laughs and a good time and if you enjoyed locking people up, there was no shortage of assholes begging to go to prison.

It was a simpler time.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Well said brother. It was a fucking blast! You young guys don't know what you missed.

5/17/2012 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real story is that Cmdr L. decided to let the subscription to the virus protection software lapse. Therefore leaving CPD unprotected so a few viruses got in. Nothing damaging or very malicious just a nuisance. Now Unisys is running around installing a new virus protection software. Said Cmdr should be launched because 1. he is not qualified for said position and 2. he's an idiot.

5/17/2012 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

20th District computers are shit!!!!!!!!!!

5/17/2012 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I kind of skimmed this post but to the officer whose mortgage broker told him that his deferred comp was not an asset. Get a new broker or go to a different lender.

5/17/2012 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GARY SCHENCKEL OEMC WHAT THE ALTERNATIVE COMMO PLAN???????
An0ther Omamma hack that;s waiting to be the new SUPT after NATo*

5/17/2012 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Cmdr. Lewin. Perhaps you can accept applications for new IT personnel while you're
enjoying a long soak at Steamworks.

5/17/2012 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

News Flash... 7300X has found a driver for the NATO weekend! the commander could no longer supply boxes of tissue to the rhinestone cowboy.

5/17/2012 12:32:00 PM

Newsflash.
NO ONE (but you) cares.

5/17/2012 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shawn Fynn said...
It doesn't surprise me this is happening, the chicagopolice.org SSL certificate expired two years ago, and this link below was posted on Cryptome earlier this month.

http://***********

It lists all the Chicago Police Star number and sworn police officers in an Excel spreadsheet.

Keep in mind it was one thumb drive that infected U.S. .mil networks in Afghanistan, and removable media was banned from DoD networks until that virus/malware was removed from the networks.

This will only get worse before it gets better!

5/17/2012 12:03:00 PM

If the above (I deleted it) web address does what you say, WHAT THE HELL WOULD YOU BE DOING POSTING IT HERE? God, people are stupid. Or treacherous.

5/17/2012 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only is our pension gone, your deferred compensation is crap. I spoke with a mortgage broker who advised me to provide my assets such as mutual funds. When I cited deferred compensation, I was advised that deferred compensation can no longer be considered an asset when applying for a mortgage. So if you want to invest money in mutual funds, do it on your own so that it can be considered an asset. Stop making Richie Daleys buddies at Nationwide rich off your money. Another bullshit city scam!

5/17/2012 04:53:00 AM

Your deferred comp is NOT crap. Federal mortgage guidelines have changed and, since the bank can't just outright snag your deferred comp if you default on your mortgage loan, deferred comp can't be considered a recoverable asset.

5/17/2012 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is brett still making over 130,000++ per year? he should be fired now!

5/18/2012 12:15:00 AM  

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