Monday, May 21, 2012

McCarthy In the Open

We'll give the guy his props. He was out at the parade from all the reports in the news and in our comment sections.

He didn't pull a "J-Fled" like Weis did.

Nicely done Superintendent.

252 Comments:

Anonymous Snake Plisken said...

I watched lots of coverage from WGN and NBC5 who were filming from the Papa Johns roof at Michigan and Cermack.

McCarthy was indeed right there giving orders, patting police on the back, even throwing debris back behind the line of cops if it came there way. He frequently walked unescorted (it seems like he has some body guards with him, or just police he works closely with) and didn't seem to be worried about anything.

I'm totally with you guys - Weis was a joke, and it was great to see your leader right in the middle of everything. That has to be good for morale?

5/21/2012 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I don't care what type of show this guy is putting on but hes been out there leading the pack. Kudos to you boss thats what we need is a boss not a puppet. Great job officers out there today. Speedy recovery for those injured my hats go out to all of you.

5/21/2012 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen Montreal tonight?

Montreal protesters snub new emergency law

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/20/montreal-protesters-snub-new-emergency-law

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Presents kind of a quandary doesn't
it?

I mean sure they can up the security and arrest 20,000 students, ruining their future and a chance of making a decent wage or job because they have a police record.

What's the impact on the future economy there? What happens 20 years later when the people enforcing the repression today are trying to cash in their pensions? Where's the money going to come from when their actions created the new generation of so-called losers.

We live in interesting times.

5/21/2012 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never seen anything like it. Thanks to the two E.T. Filming guys that helped us out on the line, No helmets and all. Two class act guys.

5/21/2012 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a shame it is that it's so extraordinary that a CPD superintendent does what a CPD superintendent is SUPPOSED to do.

5/21/2012 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is still time to be a respected leader mccarthy. This was a good start. Now lets see if you can keep it going.

5/21/2012 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Props to McCarthy..Thats leadership!

5/21/2012 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go McCarthy..Like him or not, he got a set!

5/21/2012 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, not bad. Was supporting officers 100 percent. patting guys on the back, hitting them on the helmets and throwin water bottles to guys who needed a drink behind the lines. a few times he got in and helped coppers who were locking guys up helping control them. was good to see. He might not be half bad if he took our back over rahms. He unfortunatly will tow the rahm plan all the way home to the bank. He needs to take a look at bob hoff the former fire chief. He wasnt a political company man. He stood up for his firemen and the everyday worker. Gary is just out doing whatever rahm wants... that is mccarthys downfall and he wont be accepted until he stands up to the mayor about what is right for the department and for the patrolmen. but yes, I will give this ONE to mccarthy. Much much more is needed to get my loyalty.

5/21/2012 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig Wall of Fox News.."What impressed me the most was the amazing restraint by Police"

5/21/2012 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gross.

5/21/2012 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was still out after 10 pm. Thanks.

5/21/2012 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's the suck ass PO who decided to go and shake the Sups hand??? Meanwhile dozens of coppers have every and full dealing with the protesters. Nice to expose yourself as an ass kisser on TV

5/21/2012 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was out there because he loves the media period! He also incited the crowds and made it worst by laughing in the Protesters faces as they chanted nasty names at him. That was totally inappropriate and unprofessional.

5/21/2012 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys I know he's not liked but while we were out there he really was for the Coppers. I was having a tough go at it with a few guys when I went to get water and out of the blue the Supt. walked up and said I got ur back. THE JAGOFFS walked away and he put his hand on my shoulder and said l want all my Officers to go home safe. say what u will but this guy really cares about us and maybe we should back him up as well.

5/21/2012 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im really starting to like that guy. he was right there with us battling the protesters at 22nd/Michigan. He was even handing out water to us.

5/21/2012 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can bet Weiss would not be anywhere near us. Gotta run!!

5/21/2012 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got to say, when I saw him choke back tears in an interview I thought I might have to reconsider my opinion of him. Under stress like he was, your true emotions come out--you don't have time to filter or obfuscate--but was this an impromptu interview or staged?

His emotion seemed genuine. Maybe it took something like this to recognize our value. Only time will tell. It would have been nice to see this kind of respect when he got here, instead of the St. Sabina b.s.

But no fucking way is he due the credit for more than the logistics.

For those of you spending a 3rd day out there, keep hydrated and know the day will eventually end.

God Bless and Keep Us All.

5/21/2012 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted nothing at all to do with being downtown during nato. When I saw what these mother fuckers were doing to our brothers and sisters I damn near begged to go. Despite our differences every officer is my family. What I have seen done and heard over the past couple days I am proud to be a member of the finest Police Officers in the world. Forget the brass, politicians, media, and the people we serve as long as we have each others back we will overcome.

5/21/2012 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sup was not only out there, He told Jessie Jackson he could not be on stage with the VETs. I Loved It. F*%3 You JJ. Oh by the way TreVon was the aggressor. Now What?

5/21/2012 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO ALL THE GUYS/GALS ON THE LINE OUT THERE:

- We see you guys on tv, sweating you asses off and holding those lines against "don't know what to call these jagoffs anymore crowd";

-Our hearts and minds are out there with you, any decent, working popo is dying to be out there with you;

I know this sounds corny to most readers but when you are stuck in district, watching your co-workers out there, the police instinct tells you to jump in that car and go, help out.

5/21/2012 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's got big brass ones, I'll give him that

5/21/2012 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a video out there of him getting choked up while talking about the officers on the line to the media.

5/21/2012 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All show or real--that is the $1 million dollar question. I can cry on cue too. Although with the fast/furious pace of the day, I doubt he'd have the where-withall to fake those emotions.

5/21/2012 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

I agree, give credit where credit is due.

But don't forget him pandering to Pfleger and his flock of miscreants.

Dont forget the weekly beat downs at CONstat meetings.

Don't forget the "do as I say, not as I do" incidents, particularly those rumored to be alcohol-fueled.

Don't forget he had a whole 4 years on those mean streets back east when he started making rank - he's not much of a copper as the majority of our NYPD brethern will attest.

Don't forget he's carrying Rahm's water regarding out true manpower numbers.

Don't forget he closed beaches because it was too hot out ;-)

You see, that's the problem with coppers - THEY FORGET. McMomentInTheSun did what every politician does: pander to the audience. This was a political move more than a "I'm gonna be there for my troops" move.

This is history in the making; of course people want to be part of it, especially those who have a good opportunity to parlay it into something good down the road. Garry is no exception.

When the dust settles, the Supe will make his requisite 'Thank you for the best job ever' speech. He'll lament on how he's 'never worked with a finer group of officers'. He'll throw the media a shot about how we deserve more respect as civil servants from the reporters who regularly skew CPDs image.

But don't think for a second his appearance "on the front lines" was purely because he's a "boss that has his officer 's backs". He is in self preservation mode because of his dismal track record and needs to appear as though he's got things under control, especially with a city full of dignitaries. Wouldn't want to embarrass the Little Guy that signs those big paychecks, right?

I'll believe G-Mac has my back when he tells the Raccoon to lay the fuck off even entertaining the idea of being a proponent of pension reform on our backs.

I'll sing his praises when he makes a statement to the media about how we do this type of shit day in and day out and that laws need to be changed that would enable us to take the gloves off and get back to policing the way it used to be, sans the obvious No-No's.

I know better than to believe a leopard can change its spots. I guarantee it'll be back to business as usual in short order. 'What have you done for me lately?' will return as the question of the week - every week.

Don't be fooled, people. This is all about him and the few untouchable gold star Bossholes that even God himself couldnt dump without a phone call.

5/21/2012 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give the man credit, he was there with the troops. Good job of showing leadership to the CPD rank and file.

5/21/2012 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-Not CPD

I don't like thus guy either but I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw him out there! Although he wasn't full on face to face in riot gear, he was still pushing them around and helping you guys out. I guess that's where the whole "get the superindent's permission before you use your OC spray" comes in. Over all, it really said something and I think he earned a bit more respect from the Blue Shirts.
By the way, great job out there guys. I know it's a long 12 hours, but you held it down and did an extrordinary job. Much respect. Stay safe.

5/21/2012 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOME QUOTES BY SUPT MCARTHY:

"They charged the cops and they assaulted the officers," Chicago Police superintendent Garry McCarthy said, according to CNN. "The finger should be pointed at the people who assaulted the cops."

"I have to give the troops a lot of credit," McCarthy said. "The goal (Tuesday) night, I believe, was to try to taunt and abuse police officers, to make arrests (happen) and then try to use it as a rallying point for bigger events. Clearly, our officers had thick skins."

“Our officers have shown dramatic restraint in taking taunting and verbal assaults of protesters.”

“These officers were highly trained, highly skilled and if you think it’s easy to ask people to do what they did, it’s not. Asking people to put themselves in harm’s way — knowing that they’re going to get assaulted and to be able to stay there and take it — those guys were amazing.”

Q: Explain why officers used their batons?
“Absolutely. To overcome an assault. Absolutely.”

Q: You said you were concerned about the image. The batons coming out were not a “pretty picture.”
“No, but ultimately the officers were assaulted. They don’t have to stand there and take an assault. And by the way, I want to make this point: Just because we’ve been telling you exactly what you were going to see — for the last six months — doesn’t mean that you excuse it. The fingers should be pointed at the people who assaulted the cops.”

“I’ve related as personally as I could to every single cop I see, ‘Thank you very much.’ I can’t believe how great these guys and gals are. The courage and the integrity that these guys are showing, the restraint that they are showing and the hard work (is) overwhelming. It makes me so proud to be not only a police officer, but to be here right now in charge of this department -- how fortunate am I.”

5/21/2012 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like!

5/21/2012 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Second City.
Not a Chicago resident put a suburbanite. Everyone watching the news saw real heros today, the CPD's finest. If you could only see the comments from neighbors friends and on facebook by so many people praising you for what you did and how it was handled. And calling the idiot protestors names I will no repeat here. Thank you for representing the city so well. You heros deserve a champions rally at Daily Plaza. I am sure more people would attend than all the protestors in town for Nato. Now that would be something to see! How about it Rahm and McCarthy, let's recognize these heros with more pay, fair time off, more manpower and a rousing Thank You from the people of Chicago!! Be safe tomorrow. Prayers are with you!

5/21/2012 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

give the devil his due

5/21/2012 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy, your actions Sunday almost make up for your 'Phleger.' Almost.

5/21/2012 03:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed ... And since he freely admits that he reads the blog i guess he will appreciate this post.

5/21/2012 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watching the video from the battle at 22nd and michigan showed police exercising an incredible amount of restraint while being confronted both physically and verbally by protesters--- the cpd was expecting maybe 50,000 but only a measly 2200 showed up--- it looks like the occupy movement and the blac bloc has been slain by the cpd...

5/21/2012 04:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Props to the entire CPD force after the past two days. From top to bottom, you guys and gals showed discipline, professionalism, and restraint. I've been saying that once some cops loose their cool, it's dominos. Well, that didn't really happen. So bravo. Thinking about the way things played out, this word came to mind: disarming. A minority of these protesters were obviously itching for a fight, and by not giving them one, the CPD "disarmed" the entire protest. I agree with all those who are saying that the strategy and tactics used this week by the CPD should be the model moving forward. I've seen law enforcement behaving badly in the news and also in person in the past 15 years, but in the 4.5 years I've been in Chi, with regular and close contact with CPD, I have been thoroughly impressed. Congrats on learning and remembering the lessons of 68.

5/21/2012 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn't hide. And like it or not he and dc are looking pretty good right now

5/21/2012 04:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is from NY.

5/21/2012 04:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, and he even choked up when talking on camera about us doing such a magnificant job!

Great Job Supt!

5/21/2012 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This citizen is bursting with pride for the men and women of the Chicago Police Department and the Superintendent. You all did a wonderful job under some of the worst circumstances. You all truly served and protected.

You took care of and looked out for each other, you showed the world that you are consumate professionals, and most importantly each and every one of you went home to your family last night.

Keep up the outstanding police work and please stay safe.

5/21/2012 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he just earned himself some McNuggets.

Didn't do a Jfled

5/21/2012 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he just earned himself some McNuggets.

Have a beer!

5/21/2012 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was out there standing in the rain cheering us up in front of the art institute. That's how it should be done. Thanks sup.

5/21/2012 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Supt. showed he has chops. Even told reporter that yes, batons were used, as he stated months ago, that the trouble makers will be dealt with accordingly, that if they hit us we will return with the same. Nice.
It was troubling to watch News and seeing bottles and whatnot being thrown at the troops, and every frontline Officer stood there and took it.
To Every Officer who was assigned down on the front, thank you.
Superintendent, thanks for being amongst the Blue Shirts.
One more day guys and gals. Send these quasi-hippies backpacking back were they came from.

5/21/2012 05:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I shook his hand as he came up from behind me... It was nice to see him lead the way... I noticed he was in long sleeves though. I understand he is going to rescind the order on short sleeves... Anyone have confirmation on this???

5/21/2012 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was beyond nicely done, it was the most emotional and heroic effort that I have ever seen from a CPD Supt. in 32 yrs. of service to this Dept. McCarthy showed emotion and almost broke up describing the Pride that he had for his men and women. He was in front, not hiding like past Supts. Sunday was one of CPD's finest presentations of Professional Police Service and McCarthy showed remarkable leadership. Like him or not, like how he got here or not; McCarthy showed himself to be a real cop. Not like Matt, Phil,Terry,Jody or any of the other Supts. of my lifetime.

5/21/2012 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I passed him up twice on the line march! I"ll give him credit! He diidnt cut and run away like the last guy!

Da Pelon

5/21/2012 06:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leaders lead (McCarthy)
F.B.I.= From behind involvement (JFled)

5/21/2012 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GMAC was awesome.

Please post some interviews he did if possible.

The guy has some stones.

5/21/2012 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely! Give him credit for being on the front lines. Improves his standing with the troops. Job well done. Hope Monday goes well and we can get these protest folks out of our city. Since a vast majority of these bustouts live at home still I feel sorry for their parents.

5/21/2012 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurray we showed them hippies. Now lets focus on the pension and time due.

5/21/2012 06:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Ditka of the CPD

5/21/2012 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok But Jersey SHore comments are unproffesional
He's a grand stander loud mouth
Command and comtrol? He's always with the Press or running around


WHO's IN CHARGE???????

5/21/2012 07:16:00 AM  
Anonymous 19th ward skeptic said...

He gets a big thumbs up for being out there and putting his money where his mouth is.

5/21/2012 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anne [retired] said...

Good job by the Super. GREAT job by ALL CPD and the State Police. I pray today will be easier although I do doubt that! Keep going strong my brothers and sisters.

5/21/2012 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous YOU LOOKED MARVELOUS! said...

Retired Sgt here. I watched with interest for nearly two solid hours as WGN was broadcasting live from the rooftop over 22nd and Cermak. You guys may not have even realized how much we were able to see on TV, but we saw it all from right over your heads.

First off, in the melee, you couldn't see the boss all around you guys, but trust me when I tell you that this man EARNED his respect yesterday. I saw white shirts in the struggle, Sgts and Lts, but I didn't see many Exempts in the fray... EXCEPT McCarthy. Even the reporters kept marveling at how the Superintendent was right in there with you guys, and HE WAS. And, he was VERY accommodating with the media which keeps THEM happy. THEY love this guy.

Unbelievably, the liberal media (Channel 9, anyway) was singing your praises loud and clear, though it annoyed me that the reporters on the street kept interviewing the protesters and they kept saying the police were attacking them for no reason at all. Robert Jordan was quick to point out, however, that "To be fair, police warned the protesters numerous times and in several languages that they had to leave, and two hours later they're still here and refusing to leave, so something has to give".

Thank you for the sacrifices you're making and the pain-in-the-ass struggles you're going through that I'm keenly aware of from 6 Bulls riots on the west side. You have helped to erase the image of the 1968 "police riot", (as the Warren Commission called it) and have created a NEW image of Chicago Police officers as a modern urban tactical fighting force, cool-headed and competent, yet not one to be trifled with.

Let's get through another day of this and then you can relax and kick back and just deal with the NORMAL mayhem of police work.

Great job, people! I'm sure you will hear this repeatedly today. This will certainly be a ribbon that was earned by you all. Congratulations!

5/21/2012 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see it this way....i cannot think of any prior "supe"....that would have been running around assisting in arrests, dodging flying debree. We have given alot of shit throughout his time here, but his decision to be among the rank and file was one of his best.

There wouldnt have been and deputy or commander that would have done the same.....they are all to scared to sacrifice their positions.

Good job my fellow brothers and sisters.....you all make me proud

5/21/2012 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous ISP Sgt said...

Great job all-

ISP and CPD are truly brothers and handled this weekend well. CCSP would have been there had they been allowed by their bosses.

5/21/2012 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for him. Last Sup with nerve was J. Rochford. True story as the 1st Deputy Sgt he appeared at our office just before a a raid in what was a heater case, went with us and swung the hammer on the door, and did not make a media event of it, after the search thanked us and went back to his office.

Political animal but a Policeman at heart..

5/21/2012 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

South Loop resident here. Dammit I wanted to hug every damn police officer I saw.

5/21/2012 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

citizen here...

watched the whole stand-off on the news....

you guys and gals did an AWESOME job.

professional every step of the way....

"thick skin" is an understatement!

I dunno how you folks on the line were able to keep up such stamina and restraint.

Incredible.

You folks hear a lot of anti-cop sentiment in your day-to-day....

It's much easier to complain than to compliment for most, and that's what's missing...it's what you don't hear, unfortunately.

it's a shame a lot goes unsaid, but i hope you guys know it's there.

well done, keep up the good work!

5/21/2012 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to McCarthy he was out there with the troops when it turned violent.

5/21/2012 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there Sat. and Sunday and was in the middle of the protesters. I saw many brass there. Wysinger was next to me on Sunday. Kirby was constantly thanking all the troops. Several Commanders also there on the front lines. We were not alone.

5/21/2012 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy is now the Chesty Puller of the CPD.

5/21/2012 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous R. Haislet said...

I think I have a New found Respect for the Superintendent. Not sure if being on the Front Line was a smart thing for him to do as he could have been taken out. Or to have officers wear their crown caps until the actual violence erupted. But to see him walking with the masses and put the media In Check was a Shot in the Arm for me!

5/21/2012 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicely done..... knowing full well he could hide behind a sea of actual Chicago Policemen if the shirt turned south.


Kudos aren't warranted just because this shitheel walked around the liberal front of the protest with a few thousand CPD behind him to hide behind.

When we see him run into a crowd and take a shithead out by himself THEN I'll say he has some balls. Until then, he was likely scared shitless he was gonna be a target.

5/21/2012 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Who's the suck ass PO who decided to go and shake the Sups hand??? Meanwhile dozens of coppers have every and full dealing with the protesters. Nice to expose yourself as an ass kisser on TV
***********

Obviously you didn't see the two suckholes caught on CNN begging McCompStat for a picture, to which two pussies stood next to the shithead whilst another pussy took the picture.

Gotta love CNN cameras....zoomed RIGHT IN on the bitches begging for a picture and caught the entire shameless act for the world to see.

5/21/2012 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Dear Second City.
Not a Chicago resident put a suburbanite. Everyone watching the news saw real heros today, the CPD's finest. If you could only see the comments from neighbors friends and on facebook by so many people praising you for what you did and how it was handled. And calling the idiot protestors names I will no repeat here. Thank you for representing the city so well. You heros deserve a champions rally at Daily Plaza. I am sure more people would attend than all the protestors in town for Nato. Now that would be something to see! How about it Rahm and McCarthy, let's recognize these heros with more pay, fair time off, more manpower and a rousing Thank You from the people of Chicago!! Be safe tomorrow. Prayers are with you!

5/21/2012 02:48:00 AM

We have aparade the first sunday of May every year. Come on down and bring your friends.

5/21/2012 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Supt. walked up and said I got ur back

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

eh yah, "i got your back"...meaningless words used at a specific time that don't mean a fucking thing other than "here's a bottle of water kid".

Man, the McShitstick pimps are out in full force today aren't they?

Go back and hang with the real police kids, cause your little shoulderless buddy's gonna go right back to fucking you and everyone else he can in one week.

5/21/2012 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't let your guard down - today promises to be historical "we'll bring the City of Chicago down on their knee's" attitudes which I quote from Blick/Block (or Block/Blick). Keep looking over your shoulders because these nut jobs are going to do something when they think "there is an all clear" and everyone supposedly left. I pray to God no one gets hurt because these maniacs have no respect for anyone. As for the media and some of the reporters which seemed to be giving a fair description of what was going on - I say you it's about time. I was watching CNN last night and this goof reporter said he did not understand why the CPD was using this kind of restraint when all the protesters were doing nothing - well as he said this you seen bottles being thrown at CPD by these protesters, what a joke. I will never ever watch CNN again!!! I am appalled at anyone that doesn't give you "The CPD" the respect you deserve, especially after yesterday. Please be careful out there.

5/21/2012 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

I loved the bluff when everyone was told to put on the gas masks... plenty of protesters turned and fled when they saw that, thinking they were about to be pepper sprayed.

Nice tactic, boss!

5/21/2012 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't agree with alot of what westside do nothing says, but it is 110% on the money. GMac was out in the mix because he had to be. Cline was making uuw pinches on NE Eve to rally the troops too. This guy has to say and do what his Puppetmaster says, simple as that. Is he pro police???? No doubt. But I can't find it in me to look past all the other effed up things he has said and done.
IVE SEEN THE BIGGEST DOGASS COPPERS AND BIGGEST A-HOLE BOSSES THROW DOWN AND HANDLE BUSINESS WHEN THE MOMENT CALLED FOR IT / IT HAD TO BE DONE. Dont be fooled by this guy.

5/21/2012 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have helped to erase the image of the 1968 "police riot", (as the Warren Commission called it) and have created a NEW image of Chicago Police officers as a modern urban tactical fighting force, cool-headed and competent, yet not one to be trifled with.

5/21/2012 07:34:00 AM

It was the Walker Commission. The Warren Commission was for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Dan Walker was the Governor of Illinois from 1973-77, but previosly he was the author of Rights In Conflict, a report on the disturbances around the 1968 Democratic Convention, held in Chicago, in which some of the police activities were called a “police riot.

In the late 1980's, subsequent to being the Governor, Walker was convicted of bank fraud and served 18 months in prison out of a 3 year sentence.

Recently, Walker was interviewed at his home near San Diego about his report and the upcoming NATO weekend in Chicago. He cracked a smirk when relating he was proud for having coined the term "police riot", which shows he is still a real asshole, besides being an ex-con.

5/21/2012 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow now this guy is God- how fast we forget

5/21/2012 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job to all, for what's it worth from this non-protesting civilian. I think your leader may have finally stepped up and shown you all what you needed to see, and hear (he's got your backs). Choking up while on air should say a lot too. From top to bottom, well done everyone!! You made all Chicagoans very proud. Thank you.

5/21/2012 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was there! Great job and hope he finally realizes the heart of the officers on this job even when we get treated like shit.
Good job with the media as well.
As far as the comment he laughed in the protesters faces, shut up whiner, so what! This is your complaint really?

5/21/2012 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous jjthulis Lt retired said...

Give the Supt credit...he was out there with the troops,giving encouragement by his presence...quite a change from weis....
as far as gripes about his standing up to rahm,get real..he serves at rahm's pleasure. see any aldermen fighting rahm??? nor will you..
get used to idea of smaller dept.
with $ problems brought on by daley's mismanagement and corruption we are in dire straits

5/21/2012 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is a joke. Period. He knows how to pander for the cameras and make it look good. How soon we forget all the pandering he did at St. Sabinas Church. He's an act. He plays to his audience.

Beware.

5/21/2012 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta give the guy kudos. During the interview last night , he started to get a little emotional when talking about the great job the men and women of CPD did.
He's still a political hack , but starting to show a little human side.

5/21/2012 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leaderless troops tend to get into trouble. it is good to see the CPD has at least some decent leadership at the top.

he is still rahm's man, and there is nothing really wrong with that.

IMO Chicago coppers showed an appropriate degree of restraint most of the time and used force when warranted. just like it is supposed to be.

there is good reason to be proud of yourselves.

5/21/2012 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very true. We have to give the Sup credit for yesterday, he was right there leading. As low as moral has been around this place, yesterday was one of the 1st times in a long time that I am proud to be CPD. The protests and districts have been handled well these past few days.

5/21/2012 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a cop, but I'm proud of all you cops from the bottom to the top. I live a few blocks from Rahm and was impressed by the deft maneuvers of getting more officers up that way Saturday afternoon (was listening on scanner). Well done. To the rest of you on the lines yesterday, you were professionals and only whacked the idiots who purposefully pushed the line. Far classier than the '68 cops, for sure.

5/21/2012 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous O'Brien said...

It is interesting to note that in my part of the world, South Florida, this whole fiasco has been under-reported and has received very little TV coverage. Fortunately we have WGN and streaming video from the other Chicago stations via computer. I would like to comment that at no time in my 40 year career with CPD did I ever see a Superintendent on the front lines as much as I saw McCarthy yesterday. Even during the 1968 convention the then Supt Conlisk (RIP) was seldom if ever in the line of fire. His First Deputy, Rochford(also RIP) was close much of the time, but nothing like what I saw yesterday. It was refreshing to see all the white shirts, many with gold stars, out with the troops.

You guys did great, keep it up.

5/21/2012 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I saw on TV was a Police Department that has regained it's pride. Not for the cameras, but for each other and what it really means to be a blue shirt on the front lines. I'm retired now, so all I could do is watch, but I still had the urge to be with my brothers and sisters, so I prayed for the safety of each and every one of you. Now, will this pride, this restraint, this professionalism and bravery while facing constant verbal assaults of the most vile, while being pelted with shit, piss and whatever else could be found be remembered by the public and the media when it's time to renew the contract or in discussions about the Mayors plans to f with our pensions? I hope so, but we all know the public has a short memory when it comes to a job well done by true heroes. But right now, that doesn't matter. The stories, the humor and the pure adrenaline that comes from being through a situation like this will live on and on! Proud in '68 and proud today!

5/21/2012 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... He was out there because he loves the media period! He also incited the crowds and made it worst by laughing in the Protesters faces as they chanted nasty names at him. That was totally inappropriate and unprofessional.

5/21/2012 12:50:00 AM

You are obviously not a cop and where not on OUR side of the line sir.

5/21/2012 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will we be calling him McPatton soon? Interesting to see
him assume leadership in the fray. Personally, I am very
torn.Was it a calculated and clever PR move, or a genuine
desire to act like a real Superintendent?
Might be able to decide if I heard he spent time in the
south & west districts that are so out of control on a daily
basis.

5/21/2012 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be fooled, people. This is all about him and the few untouchable gold star Bossholes that even God himself couldnt dump without a phone call.

5/21/2012 01:24:00 AM

Agree 100%. I was not convinced or impressed when I saw it, it was a photo op. Anyone can choke up when a camera is staring at them.

5/21/2012 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't we organize a protest to give the po's what they need? Proper pay and benefits not to be messed with? Doesn't it make sense that those on the streets really risking their lives should be paid more than those sitting behind desks getting fat?If these morons can organize why can't we so our police feel appreciated and can better do their jobs? I say we (citizens)pick a date to sit in at Rahms house and demand the department is hands off on budget cuts. Those of us with children in the war zones wonder what would Rahm do if he had children in Englewood? No child asked to be born in this crime haven, why don't they matter to Rahm? I feel for you guys and hope change happens to stop the smoke and mirrors going on. You are the unsung heros, stay strong and stay safe..

5/21/2012 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very proud to wear the uniform and be part of this mess. Props to our storm troopers for holding the line. Everyone has earned it! Even the guys holding the fort back in the district.

5/21/2012 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was great to see the Superintendent leading from the front lines. I'm sure the command post was at least 1/2 mile behind the lines. Good job Mr. Superintendent. Supt McCarthy & Rham our officers deserve a good contract. Also, in the area of pension reform, how about starting by having the city pay into the system. Do not do it on the backs of active and retired members. Everyone stay safe, back each other up, and at the end of your tour go home to your family. Retired 31 years of service 12yrs as a commmand member.

5/21/2012 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what u want but he was out there

5/21/2012 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta admit, I'm no fan of the Sup, but I will give him props for being out there and visible the whole time. He didn't turn tail and run when the shit looked like it was going to hit the fan like J-Fled would've done.

5/21/2012 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was surprised to see the Supt appear yesterday while watching live 'Timcast' streaming video ... it took a minute to realize who he was when he showed up on Tim's vid stream ... kudos Supt for being out there with the line troops.

not a po here, but one who is glad the thin blue line is there to keep the animals in check.

5/21/2012 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't give a shit what anyone says he was in there and with his rank DID NOT need to be. I don't agree with the pfleger bs and some other stuff but say what you want, he fought with his guys. That's what a REAL boss does. Thank you

5/21/2012 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job officers. I have never been prouder to be a member of this department. After seeing McCarthy right in the mix, I have a new hope for this department.

5/21/2012 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grate job to all my brothers and sisters that stood your ground on the line. You made history by showing the World how it's done. Good job by Supt. McCarthy for being there on the line. He has a long way to go still.

5/21/2012 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he was truly out there stirring shit up, then it was all an act. Nothing professional about that.

5/21/2012 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the 68 convention and the superintendant was nowhere to be found. Kudos to McCarthy!!

5/21/2012 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was very proud and scared for the men and women of CPD. The restraint shown was unbelievable.

Say what you want about McCarthy but I respect the fact that he was out there with the troops. Being top dog isn't easy and sometime you have to kiss political butt.

Channel 7 was a disgrace.

CPD stay safe out there today.

Carol Gordon - Gold Star

5/21/2012 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boss, you've got big brass balls and we all appreciate you being out there on the front line. Weis wouldn't have, and he's also so stupid that he didnt say a word when abc Gabe away the position of the snipers on the rooftop. Way to go abc "security specialist."

But that aside, Supt. McCarthy, keep it up and you'll have us all behind ya!

006th Dist. Officer.

5/21/2012 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are so many citizens and officers that are proud of the CPD and other agencies right now. I was in the district the past three nights and felt for the officers out there. The same ones every day. I'm so damm tired right now, I can't even imagine what they feel like. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE WHOLE EVENT ON YOUR SHOULDERS. SO MANY IF US WISHED WE COULD HAVE HELPED. WE ALL WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE IF WE COULD. THANK YOU!
THANK YOU TO THE STATE POLICE. I'm going to have to find out what other agencies are there and post. If anyone knows who else is there please post They deserve their due. Even if it is on this little insignificant blog.

5/21/2012 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alright CPD!!!! We may have horrible problems in Chicago, inept politicians etc... but goddamn if a bunch of skinny unwashed communist fucks are going to come into this city and make it worse!!!!!

5/21/2012 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Earl Filskov said...

Like him or not, McCarthy did an great job on Sunday.
In the mix with his troops from start to finish.
Sorry, but some cops whine just to hear themselves whine.
Your fellow officers and your superintendent did an AWESOME job under extreme circumstances. Leave your politics in your pants and just congratulate them (all of them) for making us proud and following Rule #1 (Go home safely).

5/21/2012 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i learned very early on this job that the term "boss" is one of respect. i often refer to supervisors as sir or maam, regardless of rank, reserving the term "boss" for those who have EARNED the respect of the working police.

Welcome to Chicago, Boss, you have earned it.

5/21/2012 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kirby was USELESS. She walked around aimlessly, pretending to be relevant. She could have stayed home. What a waste of $175K a year.

5/21/2012 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea I shook his hand because I know him
And bust his chops every chance I get..and since I was down there and in the middle of clearing out the white castle and funneling the shits out of there ..while u watched on tv..gfys

5/21/2012 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big dittos to all the kudos for y'all upthread !

And a HUGE ditto to the suggestion of 02:48:00 AM for the city to hold a 'Thank You Day' downtown.

To see the turnout for such a well-deserved event FAR exceed the number of maggots raising hell this past weekend would be an OUTSTANDING statement !

/.02

5/21/2012 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was there on cermak and michigan as line relief. Saw mcsup running his ass off. Im so proud of everyone down there. Was also great at wabash and van buren when we jumped out of the vans and had the assholes running for zee-hills. As for mccarthy laughing at them? Who wasnt? Theyre a fucking joke.

5/21/2012 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Warren Commission???

ITK

5/21/2012 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont forget them cops in the GHETTO WHO KEPT THE VIOLENCE DOWN TO A MINIMUM DOING 12.5 HOUR SHIFTS!THE ENGLEWOOD RANGERS CONTAINED THE BEAST!ALL WHO WORKED DESERVE A UNIT MERITORIOUS AWARD LEO!

5/21/2012 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was one of the lucky ones, only worked 3 days of extended tours and I have to say, I'm tired! I wasn't anywhere near the protests, just in the district, but I'm VERY HAPPY TO HEAR there was no riot, very few of us are hurt (even 1 is too many) and these "blac bloc" fools know that if they provoke us, we are professionals but if they batter CPD, they will get a 1968 beat down. The restraint you showed makes me PROUD!

Good Job all you old guys and Tier One youngsters! My hat is off to you!

5/21/2012 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Athena said...

I just want to say that as a citizen of Chicago you guys are doing an AMAZING job, the amount of restraint you are showing should not go unnoticed. You guys are 100% pure class. As for the McCarthy - He has been there and has been 100% supportive of his guys. Keep up the good work and go home safe.

5/21/2012 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add me to the list. I'm in. Was damned proud to see my boss in the midst of the shit, alongside the troops. As corny as it sounds, it fired me up. Much respect, Sup.

Also,kudos to the STATE TROOPERS. Those guys kicked ass on the lines. Thanks guys.
Great weekend to be the Police.

5/21/2012 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Athena said...

Also Phil Rogers of NBC 5 News is an animal, he named an officer and star number on his live broadcast yesterday and that officer and his family is receiving death threats. Just in case anyone wants to make a phone call to the station.

5/21/2012 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't know how much time "West Side do nothing" has on the job, but I think he/she has never, had another Officers back. When someonce calls for assistance, he/she drives the other way. He/she would be better off posting his BS on a bathroom wall because this person hasn't got the stones to do it anywhere else.

CPD Retiree

5/21/2012 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last Supt to walk with the troops was Rochford during then Humbolt Park riots in the 1970's, another reall policeman with a pair of you know what . Great job to the real police of Chicago. Retired CPD who has been their in the past but usually standing alone and no brass

5/21/2012 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the citizens on here that finally see what we deal with, when Rahm forgets about this weekend come contract time, or when politicians blame us for the pension crisis. Stand up for us become outraged and tell these assholes where to stick it

5/21/2012 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second this earlier post motion:


But don't forget him pandering to Pfleger and his flock of miscreants.

Dont forget the weekly beat downs at CONstat meetings.

Don't forget the "do as I say, not as I do" incidents, particularly those rumored to be alcohol-fueled.

Don't forget he had a whole 4 years on those mean streets back east when he started making rank - he's not much of a copper as the majority of our NYPD brethern will attest.

Don't forget he's carrying Rahm's water regarding out true manpower numbers.

Don't forget he closed beaches because it was too hot out ;-)

You see, that's the problem with coppers - THEY FORGET. McMomentInTheSun did what every politician does: pander to the audience. This was a political move more than a "I'm gonna be there for my troops" move.

This is history in the making; of course people want to be part of it, especially those who have a good opportunity to parlay it into something good down the road. Garry is no exception.

When the dust settles, the Supe will make his requisite 'Thank you for the best job ever' speech. He'll lament on how he's 'never worked with a finer group of officers'. He'll throw the media a shot about how we deserve more respect as civil servants from the reporters who regularly skew CPDs image.

But don't think for a second his appearance "on the front lines" was purely because he's a "boss that has his officer 's backs". He is in self preservation mode because of his dismal track record and needs to appear as though he's got things under control, especially with a city full of dignitaries. Wouldn't want to embarrass the Little Guy that signs those big paychecks, right?

I'll believe G-Mac has my back when he tells the Raccoon to lay the fuck off even entertaining the idea of being a proponent of pension reform on our backs.

I'll sing his praises when he makes a statement to the media about how we do this type of shit day in and day out and that laws need to be changed that would enable us to take the gloves off and get back to policing the way it used to be, sans the obvious No-No's.

I know better than to believe a leopard can change its spots. I guarantee it'll be back to business as usual in short order. 'What have you done for me lately?' will return as the question of the week - every week.

Don't be fooled, people. This is all about him and the few untouchable gold star Bossholes that even God himself couldnt dump without a phone call.

5/21/2012 01:24:00 AM

5/21/2012 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to say, I was impressed with McCarthy during NATO. He was on the street, in the front line and had everyone's back.

He definitely has balls, and now, it appears, a heart. The emotion he displayed when he got choked up seemed pretty genuine to me. When that shit wells up on you, that's real.

Perhaps it was an eye opening experience for him too working along side Chicago's finest under such duress and wretched heat conditions.

Shaky start at Sabina's, but I think he has redeemed himself and hopefully understands the Chicago culture a little better now.

---not a cop

5/21/2012 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say.. Thank you to Supt McCarthy for being out there with us...only other Supt I can think of who was always out on the streets knee deep in the shit was Phil Cline... Love him or hate him... He was always out there with us... Backed me up several times on the street personally... He was the real police as is evident McCarthy is as well.. Thanks boss.

5/21/2012 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent job by all wearing blue. In this age of 24/7 media coverage, it really showed what a professional force (backed by the ISP and others) can do.

Big props to all, even McCarthy.

Medic

5/21/2012 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say.. Thank you to Supt McCarthy for being out there with us...only other Supt I can think of who was always out on the streets knee deep in the shit was Phil Cline... Love him or hate him... He was always out there with us... Backed me up several times on the street personally... He was the real police as is evident McCarthy is as well.. Thanks boss.

5/21/2012 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First time McGoof has tried to see the quality of officers we are. But I see this like a political move. How long he has let Rham and the reverends run us to the ground? Longer than the NATO support. Let us NOT be fooled.

5/21/2012 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous chicago native said...

Thanks for everything cpd, you showed a great amount of class standing toe to toe with these animals.Showing them you can only be pushed so far and take so much abuse,before you push back and you gave them one hell of a shove,outstanding.Great job.Now lets see if the city & judges have the balls not too give them a payday.Hope I get called for jury duty.

5/21/2012 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to all the guys that dislike the SUPE, HEY I KNOW YOUR AGENDA, SAW IT FOR 30 YRS WHEN I WAS ON THE JOB, YOU DONT WANT THIS GUY CAUSE YOUR GUY DIDNT MAKE IT SO YOUR INSIDE CLOUT WAS GONE AND YOU WENT AS FAR AS YOU COULD CO, GET SOME BALLS LIKE THIS NEW YORK COPPER AND WE MIGHT BELEIVE YOU.

5/21/2012 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know how history will record his tenure as an administrator, but as far as bosses go, Gmac is the "Real Police". Kudos, boss and thanks to the NYPD for training him right

5/21/2012 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother; be never so vile. This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day

5/21/2012 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had times when I've been critical of police officers, but I have to say: great job, officers! You all showed incredible professionalism and restraint under enormous pressure and provocation. This is a day for all of us to commend and congratulate the CPD. We couldn't ask for more.

Thanks all!

5/21/2012 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was out there because he loves the media period! He also incited the crowds and made it worst by laughing in the Protesters faces as they chanted nasty names at him. That was totally inappropriate and unprofessional.

5/21/2012 12:50:00 AM

I bet you are the ugly red head broad that calls herself the leader of Occupy Chicago. You got owned. Now go take a bath and shave your damn legs!

5/21/2012 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Superintendent did what any Political climbing individual would do who is aspiring to move across the Police Superintendent Job media of big cities. While I do commend him for being out there, he was out there for the wrong reasons, to gain media attention and add another feather to his cap! I do appreciate the comments he made regarding us and our performance, but I am really pissed off at what our Mayor said. Instead of acknowledging our professionalism as we are spit at, cursed out, hit with various objects, worked until our feet hurt involuntarily, reported to work at ungodly hours, left our own families not to mention the fact that my son graduates once! and I missed his graduation because of our mandatory assignment and will have to live once again with his disappointment as this is a regular on this job to miss family events, holidays, etc.! Our Mayor said we were doing what we are paid for, nothing more! WTF!!!!

Rahm took the Exempt members Uniform Allowance and Shift Differential. While we sit around and be happy they are losing something for passing down orders that they are not allowed to chime in on, only the people who DO NOT know this city as the outsiders and people like Debra Kirby, Beatrice Cuello, Nick Roti, Constantine Andrews, Tom Mealer, Brian Murphy etc. who have no street level experience what so ever!! Think about the fact that that was the first step to take OUR same benefits! The city also DOES NOT have to provide health insurance after 2013. You all better pray that President Obama's health care plan passes, because guess who is not required to provide us health care after this year!!! Also, the Mayor told us before he took office that he will do all he can to attack our pensions. He personally visited Springfield last week trying to get legislation passed to do so!!

While we are sitting here pointing the finger at others, being non supportive of us as a complete unit and ignorantly using race in our decision making process, you and your whole family will be missing out on much needed benefits and when you get old, you will see then how this all totally changes your life for the worst! You will be that needy old person, in need of health care, in need of money and in need of food! We do not pay into social security that will probably not be around any way! Wake up people!

5/21/2012 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Boss went above and beyond for his rank. Props...

5/21/2012 01:39:00 PM  
Blogger TAKJR said...

I am honored to state that CPD (and ISP) did a fantastic job of showing how professional your departments really are. (From a suburban police officer.)

You guys showed the world that Chicago/Illlinois law enforcement are second to none.

Thank you!

5/21/2012 01:40:00 PM  
Blogger TAKJR said...

I want to thank CPD and ISP for showing the world how professional you all were. As a suburban police officer, I am proud that you all showed restraint and respect (first for yourselves) and the citizenry.

Congratulations to all.

5/21/2012 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Sgt. F said...

I know this sounds corny to most readers but when you are stuck in district, watching your co-workers out there, the police instinct tells you to jump in that car and go, help out.

5/21/2012 01:07:00 AM

Totally true! I have been racked with guilt for being legit IOD and unable to be there or be of any use. God Damn, you guys made me proud to be CPD again! The last 5 or 6 years, I wouldn't even tell anyone what I did for a living. Thank you for doing what you did, and when those ribbons come out, I promise, in honor of those who EARNED it, I will never wear it because sitting on the couch feeling helpless SUCKS!

As for McCarthy, I think Westside-Inside-Dogass should shut his pie hole since he obviously wasn't out there FEELING what it's like to have an actual leader standing next to you during a battle.

There is a pic of a black LT on the Trib site. He is at the front of the line, no helmet or "ninja" gear and getting whacked over the head with a stick that actually broke. I know nothing about him, not even his name, but I want THAT guy to be a boss! He proved he had balls as well, and I hope he wasn't injured! Great pic of the copper with his arm cocked back about to land devastation after the LT was hit...can't say it enough, I'm so proud of what you all accomplished. The protestors were able to do there thing and the assholes weren't. It was a thing of beauty to behold! I wish I could buy the beverage of your choice for each of you! God Bless!

5/21/2012 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Sgt. F said...

And while I'm ranting, a big Thank you to the IL State Police. I don't know how much battle time you guys had, but your mere presence was impressive and appreciated. Maybe it's those extra long riot batons, but for some reason you guys looked imposing as hell on TV. Nice!

5/21/2012 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Great job to the supt. and to all. And great job to whomever was calling it on the radio.

5/21/2012 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been around since Leroy Martin. He was not a friend of the police. Matt Rodriguez was usually too intoxicated to know which end was up. Terry Hillard was nice, just not smart. Phil Cline had an agenda and it wasn't the police. Jody Weis....well think of the Wizard of Oz and the Cowardly Lion. McCarthy, though he has been known to tip a few, which doesn't make him bad is truly an asset at this point. He stood shoulder to shoulder with the troops. Something not done by a Chicago Superintendent EVER! Everyone has their opinions and you can't please everyone. And we all know that coppers are whiners. But.....this guy has tried. Let's give him his due. Let's give him a chance. Let's give him some respect. Let's allow him some mistakes and also allow him the opportunity to correct those mistakes. Let's see if he takes care of us. He already promised promotions of Sgt.'s and Lt.'s. Let's see how soon those promotions take place. Let's see if he hires more police. Let's see if he sticks up for our pensions to the mayor. Let's see is he accomodates the unions during contract talks. If those kind of things start to happen.....well then we need to keep this boss around indefinitely. This may be the kind of boss we have longed for for quite some time. Someone that is actually concerned about his troops. Someone that has our interests at heart. I say we give him a chance to be heard, we shut our mouths and listen, we open our eyes and see, and we make educated informed decisions before casting stones.

5/21/2012 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger wrigleyvillain said...

Another extremely proud citizen here. Of all you officers from the top to the bottom. No one really can say how this summit was "great for Chicago" as Rahm has always insisted but it sure turned out to be great for the CPD. And I'm pleased to see opinions and morale improved at least in relation to the Sup.

5/21/2012 02:33:00 PM  
Blogger wrigleyvillain said...

Another extremely proud citizen here. Of all you officers from the top to the bottom. No one really can say how this summit was "great for Chicago" as Rahm has always insisted but it sure turned out to be great for the CPD. And I'm pleased to see opinions and morale improved at least in relation to the Sup.

5/21/2012 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys should all be proud of a job well done. You were all put in a shitty situation and showed the world the amazing men and women of the CPD that protect my city everyday. I hope Rahm , all his followers( here and in springfield), and all the people of Chicago remember this when he tries to screw you guys at contract time or with his pension reform. It was nice to see the Sup out there with you guys on the lines , not in an air conditioned trailer or office somewhere. It was great to see the display put on by the greatest PD in the land...you made Chicago proud....


-A suburban Cop-

5/21/2012 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have not forgot his screw ups, but damn i have not been this impressed with a boss since Mauer. He is not Mauer but as close as i have since in a dynamic protest situation. Mauer was great in 02 and 03. McJeresy was a notch and a half under great IN THIS SITUATION ONLY. If he can continues on this type of path I might respect him as a administrator.

5/21/2012 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody was on channel 7 doing "color commentary" during the cermak confrontation on Sunday.

5/21/2012 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The super needs a pat on the back from us.

5/21/2012 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the COPS that hit the medical the last minute because you knew you were going downtown, you are nothing but COWARDS. Give up your star and find another career. Everyone knows who you are!!

5/21/2012 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can bet Weiss would not be anywhere near us. Gotta run!!
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Weiss was the "voice" of the CPD explaining what was happening on ABC during the afternoon coverage. One can only wonder where he got all his knowledge. With the FBI? Certainly not while with the CPD.

Friend of Cozzi

5/21/2012 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a citizen McCarthy did a great job to every man & woman of the CPD you should be very very proud of yourselves you did an outstanding job!!!

5/21/2012 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eh yah, "i got your back"...meaningless words used at a specific time that don't mean a fucking thing other than "here's a bottle of water kid".

Man, the McShitstick pimps are out in full force today aren't they?

Go back and hang with the real police kids, cause your little shoulderless buddy's gonna go right back to fucking you and everyone else he can in one week

===================================

Were you there with us? If yes, then appreciate him for at least one day cuz I sure did. If you weren't, shut the fuck up.

5/21/2012 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you did yourselves, and us, proud. Thank you.

5/21/2012 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of many a candy ass police chief who would be hiding in the office, watching this unfold on televison while micromanaging this on the radio/cell phone (I work for one). Say what you want about McCarthy, but he was there.

5/21/2012 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not like Matt, Phil,Terry,Jody or any of the other Supts. of my lifetime.

Matt, never did anything but drink. Phil, was out there every Friday and at every anti war march and new years eve. Terry, shot on the job. Jody, just FLED.

5/21/2012 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Mayor Shortstack said...

Thanks for the great job with the protest. I would love to give each and everyone of you a handshake,

but,

I'M BUSY CUTTING YOUR BENEFITS,

and,

I will not hire any great number of police officers until I get those diminished benefits passed.

So, thank you, and SCREW YOU!

5/21/2012 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could R.Price get any closer to McCarthy? I thought for a minute that they were attached to each other.

5/21/2012 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The second that gate landed on our guys it should have been open season. Actually, the first rock or bottle of piss should have ushered in open season....The boss out there earned our respect, no doubt---Letting us taking care of business would have earned CITIZENS respect for US...

5/21/2012 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD - tremendous - absolutely tremendous
I am so proud to have been one of you.
Stay Safe and Stay Proud!

5/21/2012 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

I've been on a invigorating month-long hiatus from the Internet. However, I would be remiss if I failed to praise the leadership of Supt. Garry McCarthy during the last several days. Unlike his spineless predecessor, McCarthy was in the front lines with the troops. It appears that he remembered his Bronx tours in the mean streets of "The Alamo" (NYPD 46th Pct.).

Furthermore, I concede that I anticipated an unmitigated NATO catastrophe. I was wrong. Unlike 1968, their numbers were relatively small and they appeared almost docile. Cameras were everywhere. Had McCarthy been around back then, I believe that he would agree that many truly deserved "Bronx party hats".


Now if only he were to acknowlege the demoralizing fact that the CPD promotional "process" is totally corrupt. If there ever was a bastardization of a word, it's the City of Chicago's yet to be defined euphemism "merit". Give Chicago taxpayers "the best and the brightest" officers in positions of leadership with a fair, legitimate and objective promotional process with clearly defined criteria. CLOUT = CANCER. We know it and he knows it. Aside from the beneficiaries of CPD CLOUT (many of whom are borderline morons who wouldn't recognize a felon if he bit them in the ass), politicians and local media appear to embrace CLOUT, CPD morale be damned.

An industrial strength dose of humility would also earn McCarthy the admiration and respect of his subordinates.

Well played, Mr. Superintendent. Like a great quarterback, just don't forget your "offensive line".

5/21/2012 04:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know how history will record his tenure as an administrator, but as far as bosses go, Gmac is the "Real Police". Kudos, boss and thanks to the NYPD for training him right

5/21/2012 01:27:00 PM
=
Yeah, right. Nicely planted comment, Garry.

5/21/2012 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy deserves a raise!

5/21/2012 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shaky start at Sabina's, but I think he has redeemed himself and hopefully understands the Chicago culture a little better now.

---not a cop

5/21/2012 01:05:00 PM

Shaky start? He showed who he really is and what he really believes at St. Sabina.

His appearance at Natofest is all about public relations, and the ruse is having the desired effect. He may even have saved his job.

5/21/2012 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last Supt to walk with the troops was Rochford during then Humbolt Park riots in the 1970's, another reall policeman with a pair of you know what. Good for him. Last Sup with nerve was J. Rochford. True story as the 1st Deputy Sgt he appeared at our office just before a a raid in what was a heater case, went with us and swung the hammer on the door. Lets not re-write history here. Rochford was a coward and responsible for leaving the bodies of three murdered police officers laying on the scene, not knowing if they were dead or alive in the shooting/bombing incident at 95th and Escanaba. Frank Kulak was the offender he set one bomb in a toy department of a department store. One officer was Sgt. Jerry Schaffer from 003, the other two were from B&A. Rochford tried to take credit when the offender gave up but everyone who was there knows the truth. Frank Flannagan, the Homicide Commander, was livid with both Rochford and John (Liverlips) Kelly who would not let the police rush the offenders apartment or CPD snipers shoot for five hours,with the body of Schaffer visible but unreachable on the third floor rear porch. The police on the scene finally rushed the apartment, without orders from Rochford and Kulak gave up. Rochford took credit for the arrest himself. A real tool.

5/21/2012 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous I Fart In Your General Direction said...

I WILL be the first to say "I Told You So" when shit all goes back to the way it was and will always be.

You are all fools to believe this was anything more than self promotion combined with carefully orchestrated manipulation of the troops (US) to achieve the desired results of the moment.

Like some have referred to us in the past...we are pawns. Those in charge move us and use us to meet an end. Some are better than others at doing this. Mauer and Cline come to mind in this respect. Many refer to them as "Leaders", which is only partly true. What they really are is "Manipulators". Master manipulators that know what to say and when and how to say it to get things done/get the desired results.

When things go good, they take the lions share of the credit and occasionally some praise trickles down to the troops. When shit goes sour, we're lambasted in the media while the bosses wash their hands of us. Tell me, when was the last time someone "in charge" went to bat for any of us after somebody boo-booed? Other than FOPS Pat Camden, no one, thats who.

And please don't fall for the media "finally taking our side"...they are selling a story, nothing more, nothing less. They just didn't have enough of a good story as provided by the fizzled-out protestors. And we used admirable restraint in not providing them with fodder to make us look too bad.

Anyone with more a minute on the job should know how this game is played by now. I really, REALLY hope I'm wrong but this ain't my first dance, so...

I Told You So

5/21/2012 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I really don't know how much time "West Side do nothing" has on the job, but I think he/she has never, had another Officers back. When someonce calls for assistance, he/she drives the other way. He/she would be better off posting his BS on a bathroom wall because this person hasn't got the stones to do it anywhere else.

CPD Retiree

5/21/2012 12:35:00 PM

Spoken like a true ass kissing motherfucker. Dont let the moniker fool you Mr Retiree. As you yourself say you know nothing about the person behind the screen name, you just think you do.
You're just another dummy shooting from the hip. Now me, I KNOW what you say couldn't be further from the truth. His post was dead on, and it you are actually a retiree, you should know that. Unless you were cut for the clout cloth and were taken care of your whole career, which it sounds like.
And to think I was told retirees quit drinking the coolaid once they turn in their stars. Call up McCarthy and arrange to blow him that way, not over the blog.

5/21/2012 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I was stuck (not by choice) working the beat during the protest, I gotta say I was proud of all of you guys this weekend. From what I've seen only on TV, I think the Sup just earned huge props for being in the middle of the madness, which is exactly what we all needed to see from him. This is the first time I felt he was being a "leader" to all of us. I can only hope he continues to lead us the way we so desperately need.

5/21/2012 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
Promotions out (next) Friday.

45 Sgts, 20 Lts.

This sucks!!!

5/21/2012 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he deserves any and all of any credit going his way......now, as time goes forward, what happens next?.....what contract offers come from City Hall?....what pension "changes" come from City Hall?...there's no question the CPD performed wonderfully during NATO....so, now what?

5/21/2012 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah props to the following officers and pardon me if I leave anyone out.....EVERYONE did a great job! Much thanks to the Bike Unit, Mounted Unit, Tac and MFF guys. HUGE huge thanks to ALL the dustrict personnel downtown and in the districts! Don't forget the district guys who HELD IT DOWN! You all rock!!! Thanks to the Supt for being out there with us! Thanks to the First Deputy for being out with us! You guys actions will not be forgotten. Much support and thanks to the white shirt that got struck with the stick that was broken over his head and didn't shoot that idiot for hurting him, thanks to those cops that took care of him and the idiots inciting violence. Very professional! Much respect to Cmdr. Argenbright for working 18 hours a day to get these dignitaries in and out of Chicago without incident! Sorry you guys unfortunately have more work to do while we get released. Thanks to everyone. CPD made me proud!

5/21/2012 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
i learned very early on this job that the term "boss" is one of respect. i often refer to supervisors as sir or maam, regardless of rank, reserving the term "boss" for those who have EARNED the respect of the working police.

Welcome to Chicago, Boss, you have earned it.

5/21/2012 11:40:00 AM<<<

Fuck that Hatchetman he was out there because the CPD still had some of the Spirit of 1968.

... Will you say that when you realize that there are so few police that you don't have service around your home? That your promotion and benefits are nil. Will you say and what will Garry say when Rahm cries BROKE for raises and pensions?

WE, protected him, WE, the everyday CPD held the line not the carpetbagger in the spotlight.

McGoof will have great things to say about us later then he will stab us in the back and twist the blade. Let him go back to NYC and let’s take our Department back.

We earned it!

5/21/2012 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if exempts lost uniform allowance
you know supervisors will lose .75 a day overtime and quarterly checks
as a blue shirt we're screwed , will likely lose personal or baby furlo days

5/21/2012 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...I'm not a cop
Far classier than the '68 cops, for sure."

To Not a Cop: FUCK YOU.....

Recruit class 1966

5/21/2012 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I'll give him due.

5/21/2012 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I see it this way....i cannot think of any prior "supe"....that would have been running around assisting in arrests, dodging flying debree. We have given alot of shit throughout his time here, but his decision to be among the rank and file was one of his best.

There wouldnt have been and deputy or commander that would have done the same.....they are all to scared to sacrifice their positions.




Take it easy there Superman. After the summit you are again nothing but a pawn in a game of chess. He will be cowering to the king who will be seeking reductions in your pensions, benefits etc.

If you cant see through that, you are as dumb as those assholes we dealt with all weekend.

5/21/2012 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous PENSIONS! Nothing else matters said...

Pension, pension, pension.

Don't get side tracked. Laurence Msall, The Civic Federation and Rahm Emanuel still want our pensions. Come back down from McCarthy-Our-Hero dreamland.

5/21/2012 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would not get to comfortable
or wallow in the warm after glow of yesterday if I were you.
the " Protestors" seemed kind of
thin on the ground and seemed like a bunch of rich white kids to me.You were also ready for them and they knew it.Personally I have scene more action when some schools dismiss than was broadcast yesterday.
it will come when you least expect it,kicked off by some
think you never saw coming.
Tomorrow will be another day
be careful

5/21/2012 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Showed restraint, but not at the cost of your balls. Good show.

5/21/2012 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc........post a thread to those who really hustled out there.....those bike units that took it....through inclement weather.....and maintained profesionalism. Yes, those holding the line make me proud.....and cfd, state troopers, out of state units....the list goes on.....but them " biker boyz" (giving them a little nudge) took the brunt of it.....my hats off to you....

5/21/2012 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What McCarthy was doing within and directly behind the line was watching the protestors assault the police, and Mc kept saying in a calm voice "keep calm guys, don't let them bait you". It was like having your coach whisper valid pointers in your ear when it was easy to lose your mind.

People forget that it was 93 degrees outside and police were wearing layers of heavy clothing (long sleeve) and carrying an extra 30 pounds of gear. Try being stoic and alert for 12 hours while punks are screaming and spitting and throwing stuff in your face.

Mc did remain calm at all times, spoke very well and very direct and very truthful to the media, and was a good example for those out there.

Wysinger stood still the whole time with that same stupid serious stare he always has. Kerby ran around like a whirling dirvish looking foolish. Gulliford looked lost, perhaps he wasn't, but he looked it. Just because these three said thanks guys, it didn't mean shit, because they were not setting an example with their actions.

It seems the plan worked. Its alot for the police to take, but patience, divide and conquer did work this time in Chicago.

Thanks go to the whole department, wherever you were working in Chicago during Nato, you were needed and did a fantastic job in keeping this city safe during what could have been a violent time. That is what is called teamwork.

5/21/2012 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous THEE (NYPD) RANT said...

THEE (NYPD) RANT

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5/21/2012 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to give it to the men and women on the front line. They did a great job and should be very proud of themselves.
I've talked a lot of crap about McCarthy, but he stood behind his troops and didn't run away like a chicken

5/21/2012 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when do we get our bullshit NATO Ribbon?

5/21/2012 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all those on the front lines, we in the district wished we were there to help. Great job, it was you who did it not the bosses

5/21/2012 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The superintendent received his baptism today. As far as I am concerned, he is now one of us .

5/21/2012 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
i learned very early on this job that the term "boss" is one of respect. i often refer to supervisors as sir or maam, regardless of rank, reserving the term "boss" for those who have EARNED the respect of the working police.

Welcome to Chicago, Boss, you have earned it.

5/21/2012 11:40:00 AM

I got a double Koolaide coming your way, pal. Drink it up, dummy.

5/21/2012 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To the COPS that hit the medical the last minute because you knew you were going downtown, you are nothing but COWARDS. Give up your star and find another career. Everyone knows who you are!!

5/21/2012 03:21:00 PM


AMEN brother...heard light duty from inside HQ hit the medical w/bullshit! FUCKING PATHETIC BITCHES !!!

5/21/2012 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This weekend the members of the Chicago Police Department showed great courage and restraint during significant adversity. In addition, Superintendent Garry McCarthy has evolved from merely a Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, to a Leader of the Chicago Police Department. A Leader that CPD Officers respect and will follow into danger. An individual who will lead by example, not empty rhetoric. Meanwhile, on the other side of the fence (literally and figuratively), we have "leaders" who only "lead" by political ambition and self gain. CPD is still extremely short of personnel and yet these "leaders" hide behind these few brave men and women who place themselves in harms way to protect life and liberty, all the while these "leaders" espousing the need for more cuts. "Leaders" who continue to place the blame for their pension obligations on these same individuals putting their life on the line during these trials and tribulations. I would like to thank Superintendent Garry McCarthy for being a true leader. I would also like to remind the other "leaders" that they are simply politicians.

5/21/2012 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe now after he sees who we really are he too will tell rahm fuck off take care of these guys instead of screwing them. we went out there and protected the city knowing the mayor wants to screw us because that's how we roll. jump ship mc carthy

5/21/2012 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He did such a great job that I hope he gets his dream job in New York!

5/21/2012 07:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have worked and lived in the south loop since 1995. Kudos to my CPD and sup MCcarthy. I had the great oppotunity to talk to the great women/men in blue on michigan/cermak on sunday and thank them for their service. I am glad my tax dollars go to these well deserved fellow citizens. I will happily buy any friend in uniform a beer at krolls anytime

5/21/2012 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC: I give credit when credit is due. McCarthy did a great job!!! I have been on the job since LeRoy Martin and since then I have never seen a Supt like McCarthy. Maybe he will disappoint us later but for now he was the definition of True Leadership. Exempt staff take notes. Good job boss!! Proud you are wearing our uniform. Proud how you answered the media in backing us up. Proud how you showd you cared about us by showing emotions. We are not robots. For this boss I will work.

5/21/2012 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bike unit did such a good job!! Bike unit you deserve D-3 pay. Awesome awesome job. BTW, what the fuck was SWAT doing. I saw them at the academy and two guys were sleeping and several of them were bitching about how they couldn't work out since they had to chill out at the academy and it wasn't fair since the academy gym was right there. You dudes were too good to even talk to us when we came in there. By the way how do some of us pass the mile and a half in 13 min with a gut like that? Some of you looked like such fat asses and you could run a mike and a half in 13 min? You guys kinda looked bad sleeping.

5/21/2012 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: He was out there because he loves the media period! He also incited the crowds and made it worst by laughing in the Protesters faces as they chanted nasty names at him. That was totally inappropriate and unprofessional

I don't care why you think he was out there. The point is that he was out there, in the middle of things. He was standing with his troops, unlike the other supt that ran the other way. I must say he is a cop. He proved it...

5/21/2012 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been retired for almost 2 years now but watching this on the news yesterday, I was glued and still felt the need to jump in and help. Inside, I was like a caged animal wanting to join the line with my Brothers and Sisters. That is The Real Police and what we all raised our right hands to do, not "Can I have an Event Number Squad?" That is the crap that has been killing the morale of our great Department. All of you out there did a damned fine job.


Sgt. Bruce Rapa RET.

5/21/2012 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
eh yah, "i got your back"...meaningless words used at a specific time that don't mean a fucking thing other than "here's a bottle of water kid".

Man, the McShitstick pimps are out in full force today aren't they?

Go back and hang with the real police kids, cause your little shoulderless buddy's gonna go right back to fucking you and everyone else he can in one week

===================================

Were you there with us? If yes, then appreciate him for at least one day cuz I sure did. If you weren't, shut the fuck up.

5/21/2012 03:44:00 PM

GOOD ONE!

5/21/2012 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...
I agree, give credit where credit is due.

But don't forget him pandering to Pfleger and his flock of miscreants.

Dont forget the weekly beat downs at CONstat meetings.

Don't forget the "do as I say, not as I do" incidents, particularly those rumored to be alcohol-fueled.

Don't forget he had a whole 4 years on those mean streets back east when he started making rank - he's not much of a copper as the majority of our NYPD brethern will attest.

Don't forget he's carrying Rahm's water regarding out true manpower numbers.

Don't forget he closed beaches because it was too hot out ;-)

You see, that's the problem with coppers - THEY FORGET. McMomentInTheSun did what every politician does: pander to the audience. This was a political move more than a "I'm gonna be there for my troops" move.

This is history in the making; of course people want to be part of it, especially those who have a good opportunity to parlay it into something good down the road. Garry is no exception.

When the dust settles, the Supe will make his requisite 'Thank you for the best job ever' speech. He'll lament on how he's 'never worked with a finer group of officers'. He'll throw the media a shot about how we deserve more respect as civil servants from the reporters who regularly skew CPDs image.

But don't think for a second his appearance "on the front lines" was purely because he's a "boss that has his officer 's backs". He is in self preservation mode because of his dismal track record and needs to appear as though he's got things under control, especially with a city full of dignitaries. Wouldn't want to embarrass the Little Guy that signs those big paychecks, right?

I'll believe G-Mac has my back when he tells the Raccoon to lay the fuck off even entertaining the idea of being a proponent of pension reform on our backs.

I'll sing his praises when he makes a statement to the media about how we do this type of shit day in and day out and that laws need to be changed that would enable us to take the gloves off and get back to policing the way it used to be, sans the obvious No-No's.

I know better than to believe a leopard can change its spots. I guarantee it'll be back to business as usual in short order. 'What have you done for me lately?' will return as the question of the week - every week.

Don't be fooled, people. This is all about him and the few untouchable gold star Bossholes that even God himself couldnt dump without a phone call.

5/21/2012 01:24:00 AM
Sgt N said proud of what me an my tac team accomplished out there on line today we effectively CRACKED THE BLACK BLOCK. Ive been doing this nonsense for 23 yrs 6 bulls,world cup,2 war protests, TBD etc. Believe me I was tried of chasing these knuckle heads around on FRIDAY and SATURDAY and some of bosses decision making but they caught their lunch on SUNDAY. So West side do nothing Blow it out your ass. I give to McCarthy for credit for being out there.
You my friend remind me of CRAP GAME in KELLYS HEROS 6 out of 7 days you are behind the lines at the broken end of the bottle and only come out when it benefit's you. So go back to your office do the A n As kiss the boss's ass and tell war stories that never were. Plus McCarthy does not make policy on our contact and benefits our bargaining units do with the city and DA Mayor.
This job has been smoke n mirror's since the Department was formed and will be when were both gone.

5/21/2012 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the post of the day and bears repeating:

West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...
I agree, give credit where credit is due.

But don't forget him pandering to Pfleger and his flock of miscreants.

Dont forget the weekly beat downs at CONstat meetings.

Don't forget the "do as I say, not as I do" incidents, particularly those rumored to be alcohol-fueled.

Don't forget he had a whole 4 years on those mean streets back east when he started making rank - he's not much of a copper as the majority of our NYPD brethern will attest.

Don't forget he's carrying Rahm's water regarding out true manpower numbers.

Don't forget he closed beaches because it was too hot out ;-)

You see, that's the problem with coppers - THEY FORGET. McMomentInTheSun did what every politician does: pander to the audience. This was a political move more than a "I'm gonna be there for my troops" move.

This is history in the making; of course people want to be part of it, especially those who have a good opportunity to parlay it into something good down the road. Garry is no exception.

When the dust settles, the Supe will make his requisite 'Thank you for the best job ever' speech. He'll lament on how he's 'never worked with a finer group of officers'. He'll throw the media a shot about how we deserve more respect as civil servants from the reporters who regularly skew CPDs image.

But don't think for a second his appearance "on the front lines" was purely because he's a "boss that has his officer 's backs". He is in self preservation mode because of his dismal track record and needs to appear as though he's got things under control, especially with a city full of dignitaries. Wouldn't want to embarrass the Little Guy that signs those big paychecks, right?

I'll believe G-Mac has my back when he tells the Raccoon to lay the fuck off even entertaining the idea of being a proponent of pension reform on our backs.

I'll sing his praises when he makes a statement to the media about how we do this type of shit day in and day out and that laws need to be changed that would enable us to take the gloves off and get back to policing the way it used to be, sans the obvious No-No's.

I know better than to believe a leopard can change its spots. I guarantee it'll be back to business as usual in short order. 'What have you done for me lately?' will return as the question of the week - every week.

Don't be fooled, people. This is all about him and the few untouchable gold star Bossholes that even God himself couldnt dump without a phone call.

5/21/2012 01:24:00 AM


Signed,

An Army officer and former Bridgeport resident

5/21/2012 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice back up boss. Well done.

5/21/2012 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous 16thResident said...

I'm not an officer no officers in the family. Just want to say thank you.

5/21/2012 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can appreciate the fact that the Supt was on the front line, or at least close to the front line as one could be without a helmet.

I don't think this absolves him of numerous other past "offenses", so yes, I do agree with Westside Inside Do nothing on that point.

I also think we truly just got lucky. An IED or other explosive could have been devastating to our front line.

And finally, a big thanks to all who worked their asses off in the districts. The unsung heroes.

5/21/2012 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Hammer said...

I am honored to be associated with one of the finest law enforcement agencies anywhere!!! To my brothers and sisters in the Chicago Police Department, along with all the agencies in Chicago sent to assist during the NATO Summit, words cannot express how proud I am to be part of a group of selfless individuals who put themselves in harms way to protect the citizens of this great city. You have proven beyond any doubt that you were up to the task. When the shit hit the fan you kept your composure, reacted quickly, and performed decisively. We have proven once again that the segment of society who wants to wreak havoc, destroy property, and hurt the police and law abiding citizens is not welcome here and will be dealt with swiftly. Many may not like our way and think that we are hooligans looking to hurt people, how sadly mistaken you are, and to those all I have to say is welcome to the City of Big Shoulders, if you don't like how we roll get out!!! We have a couple of days left in this action, so please work together, have each others back, and most impotantly STAY SAFE!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU ONE AND ALL!!!!!!

5/21/2012 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was working for an incompetent LT from area 3 . Officer calling for help a whole platoon 2 blocks away and tucks his tail in between his legs. The night got better we actually got deployed to the art museum. The BOSS was in the rain with us. Even talked /applauded his troops. I have gained a lot of respect for the Supt. Lost it for the LT. If u were in that platoon u know who we were. We should b able to place a non confidence vote in our command staff. As for the Supt. thank you there are a lot of cowards in your lower echelons like at ttheLT level from OCD . U know who u are coward I hope u read this.

5/21/2012 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Philly Phil said...

Could McCarthy be the next Frank Rizzo? I don't think so.

5/21/2012 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 3:21
H.F. How's the finger?

5/21/2012 11:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC, thanks for all the great information, maybe now MIKE SHIELDS with the mayor and president and the supt., all giving CPD accolades,Mike how about now going strong and asking the PUBLIC for support in upcoming contract negotiations,and ask the appreciative public to tell RAHM No about anything that would reduce the pensions of police officers in Chicago> Mike the iron is hot time to get the message across NOW! SCC this should be a thread where we can add ideas to help us!

Thanks all so to a boss with balls of steel McCarthy THANK YOU, now hopefully GOD willing you will tell rahm the way it is, you did your best to support us at the protests now it is rahms turn to "turn it up" and protect our pensions.

To the elected in springfield you should look at the cola dates it ends if you were born after 1955, time to step up and make the 3% a reality for 1956 to 1960!

Years ago it was lamented "Police deserve a contract" Now the voice of the people should be "police deserve a great contract and protected pensions" For the Public to know we don't get full social security we get 30% because of Dan the stamp thief rostenkowski,even though many of us have the full 40 quarters we paid in to qualify!

5/21/2012 11:13:00 PM  

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