Monday, May 21, 2012

SCC is Sleeping

Busy couple of days. Open post for now.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish I could say 'sleep in', SCC, but I'm sure you can't.

Thank you, thank you, for being the ONLY reliable source of news these couple of days, though.

Sporadic or not, you're still the best thing going. It's much appreciated, considering you have to be as exhausted as the bike team.

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

Why do you have pos' rdo's cancel if your not going to use them to help in the fight for nato? I was listening to the radio all day today hearing how bad its getting. For officer to remember their training and that they are on tv. Piss poor management by this city as usual. Our brothers in blue need rest and are expected to do this all over again tomm. They better send us so these guys can get a break.

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

Proud of you guys. You all did a great job..Stay safe, and God Bless!

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

If your not aware you should be but both day off 4 and 5 are cancelled tomorrow(monday)... nothing like last minute.

5/21/2012 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some cool photos. We some of them. Can't say it enough, you bikes are awesome! They better take very good care of you.

http://tinyurl.com/cmar852

5/21/2012 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muscles I didn't even know I had are tired. I'm exhausted, want to sleep, but I guess adrenalin has to run its course. Sweet dreams to SCC and all the rest. We deserve it.

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

As a retired CPD!! Great job!!! I feel for you front line guys and gals. Impressed that McCarthy was out there and hands on!!! More tham Jody would of done!! I watched coverage on 5, 9 and 32 and all in all it was mostly fairly covered and most of the reporters and anchors praised the police!!! Nice change!! Again well done!!!!

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

So fucking proud to be CPD today. Was on the front lines and it was incredible. Had great bosses there with balls backing us up. The supt was right there with us. It was just a great day to b cpd. Also a huge thanks to all the support people that were helping with arrests and bringing us water and everything. Can't thank u guys/girls enough!

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

I can't believe officers were being ordered to wear their crown caps on Sunday, after having been engaged with thrown objects the day before. And of course, on Sunday they started having objects thrown at them again...Then it quiets down for a bit, and command post orders them back into crown caps, then back into helmets! It was ridiculous. I hop no coppers got hurt because of someone's uniform obsession.

5/21/2012 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job CPD....We should all be very proud....

5/21/2012 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get some rest.

5/21/2012 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Job Officers.....Excellent!!!

5/21/2012 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I work in the suburbs, I have never been more proud to wear a badge then I am now after watching the front line CPD officers working NATO. Forget about the leadership (or lack thereof) and the politics. You folks went out there and did the job plain and simple. Keep up the great work! For what it's worth, you have my utmost respect and admiration. May God keep all of you safe.

A superviser who appreciates the working cop.

5/21/2012 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12 hrs days...no family life...no social life...no days off...protecting the city...protecting property...contract time? "NOBODY REMEMBERS"

5/21/2012 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Jordan and Micah Meterre gave great commentary when WGN went streaming live to the confrontation at Cermak & Michigan. Kudos for fair reporting!

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

I have never been prouder to be a Chicagoan than yesterday as I watched CPD handle this bullshit with professionalism, bravery, and a superhuman amount of patience. I sleep well knowing YOU are who is keeping the assholes of this world away from me.

Thank you all.
<3

5/21/2012 05:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for keeping cool when others were trying to make you lose it...thanks for being the adults!

5/21/2012 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so proud of the men in blue. You handled yourselves with incredible restraint. I was cheering you through the TV. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you make for all of us. Also, I give kudos to the superintendent for leading and giving directives from the protest as opposed to staying in a command post or from an undisclosed location. Stay safe. I'll be praying for your continued safety

5/21/2012 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have nothing but respect for McCarthy. In my years on this job I have been involved with the Bulls riots, the TABD, the IMF, the Jewish convention and the Grant Park Presidential election. I have never seen the Superintendent on the front line with us. He's a policeman. Welcome to Chicago Superintendent. You got that title the hard way, you earned it! Thank you for the support Boss.

5/21/2012 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss Little Gangbanger Herbie. Can we show the Crying Herbie video again? I need a good laugh.

5/21/2012 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too busy working 12+ hour days and working RDOs to check the "news", has the Mayor been seen or heard from?

5/21/2012 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say to CH 5's Phil Rogers, hey jagoff next time dont get in between a police line and protesters. This jerk broadcast a police officers name and star because apparently he felt threatened.

5/21/2012 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seriously have a chub right now. We, CPD, have done a great job this weekend. Big morale booster for me personally.

5/21/2012 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't ask for, but rather, DEMAND a nice raise when the contract expires. You all EARNED it.

5/21/2012 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on the job 25 years with 3 more to go. was downtown hard work was put in by all yesterday. thank you to everyone , i was never more proud of my brothers and sisters in blue.

5/21/2012 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soooo proud of you, CPD. You're the best!

5/21/2012 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am CPD and PROUD!

5/21/2012 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing job yesterday, and don't let your guard down! Today's another big day, and those assholes are going to take advantage of our exhaustion. That's what they have been waiting for. It ain't over 'til the fat lady waddles her ass back on the bus and gets the hell out of our town!

5/21/2012 07:52:00 AM  
Blogger Frankns said...

Civillian who lives North and works in the Gold Coast ...

Hats off to CPD. What a great job you all have done and are doing! Thank you for your incredible service.

You shouldn't have to buy a beer for a year ;-)

5/21/2012 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big ups to cfd. They were 10 feet behind us when shit was hittin the fan. They said fuck that 100 feet back shit. Thanks for the help

5/21/2012 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job CPD, you have hundreds of officers from throughout the State and out of state that are here to help, just say the word and you can have a rest.

5/21/2012 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you did a fantastic job out there, CPD. Keep up the awesome work and know that you are in our prayers.

5/21/2012 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Retired and Proud of CPD said...

Retired and impressed by the way the CPD conducted itself. Seeing Supt McCarthy and Debbie Kirby on the front line sans helmet with objects of all types flying was impressive, however may I suggest wearing a helmet with face shield. I didn't see Georgas, was he on the front lines? All in all GREAT JOB GUYS AND GALS. Stay safe today and it'll be over tomorrow GOD willing.

5/21/2012 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger pathickey said...

Great job CPD and all City First Privders ( Fire, Streets and San, Traffic)! From the top on down CPD is the Silk!

5/21/2012 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Rogers is a douche.

5/21/2012 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am angered to see these "war veterans" throw there medals and denounce there service. They all volunteered. If they were so against it why didn't they quit. And I bet that they all use the "bennys" that came with serving. POS'

5/21/2012 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job fellas, but in the words of the immortal Winston Wolfe: "Let's not start sucking each other's dicks just yet, gentlemen". Almost there, not quite yet. Stay safe and strong.

5/21/2012 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you to all CPD and thanks to the citizens who support us....but did anyone of expect any less of our officers? I didn't. I'm proud of how we handled things but not surprised at all. A few bad apples over the years might make the public forget that we are a professional organization but hopefully they are reminded that their tax dollars are well spent.

5/21/2012 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching channel 7 about the protest. Their news banner says it all. "Police clash with protestors" What bullshit, I'll fix it for you 7. "PROTESTORS CLASH WITH POLICE." BE CAREFUL OUT THERE BOYS AND GIRLS' OLD RETIRED GUY.

5/21/2012 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Anonymous 6:56 about the Channel 9 reporters back in the studio. They were pointing out how the demonstrators jumped in front of the van, and how they were throwing things at the police. It was good to hear someone say good things about the police.

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

Thank you to all CPD and thanks to the citizens who support us....but did anyone of expect any less of our officers? I didn't. I'm proud of how we handled things but not surprised at all. A few bad apples over the years might make the public forget that we are a professional organization but hopefully they are reminded that their tax dollars are well spent.

5/21/2012 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never seen the Superintendent on the front line with us. He's a policeman. Welcome to Chicago Superintendent. You got that title the hard way, you earned it! Thank you for the support Boss.

5/21/2012 06:32:00 AM

Gimme a fucking break suckle.... McFuckstick had ZERO choice about where he was gonna be hanging out at.

Seems amazing how you people forget this cocksucker was surrounded by 3 or 4 thousand cops to hide behind when the shit turned south. You think that fuckhead woulda been out there putting hands on people if shit happened? Not on your fucking life pal.

You must be one of those femmes who was caught on CNN live as sucking McArthy's dick begging the putz to have him take a picture with you.

Disgusting display of suckholery

5/21/2012 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD Tier ONE officers want to give a Big THANK YOU to ISP, and ILEAS. Thank you our brothers in blue for fighting shoulder to shoulder with us out there! Hope we can return the favor some day!

5/21/2012 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say to CH 5's Phil Rogers, hey jagoff next time dont get in between a police line and protesters. This jerk broadcast a police officers name and star because apparently he felt threatened.


That's because Phil Rogers is a pussy shithead who cries just like a pussy when he gets himself into shit he hasn't the balls to deal with.

That and he obviously thinks like half the other shithead protestors that he's gonna gets paid by suing the CPD for making him feel "unsafe" at a fucking riot

5/21/2012 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am retired CPD and VERY PROUD to say how GREAT the Men and Women represented the Chicago Police Department Sunday including the Supt. I was watching Channel 9 news and Bob Jordan was 100% with the police.

5/21/2012 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I seriously have a chub right now. We, CPD, have done a great job this weekend. Big morale booster for me personally.

5/21/2012 07:08:00 AM


Yeah, well your 'chub' is gonna disappear real quick as soon as Mayor Racoon d'Cocksucker starts back up with his Fuck the Police Campaign.

Feel good while it lasts, because Mr. Cockshit is gonna use his pet media to continue his eventually failed assault against you in short order.

5/21/2012 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CTU member throwing some praise your way. Good work guys. Watched a lot of video yesterday, those Black Bloc dinguses had it coming.

5/21/2012 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So impressed by the CPD, thanks for the exceeding professionalism that gave all the chance to exercise 1st Amendment Rights. The restraint was remarkable, inspirational, and admirable, !

Thank you all!!

5/21/2012 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some one get these officers a cold one!

Also look at trib photos on line.

Thank you Star #15952 for stepping in after the Sgt took the hit to the head.

5/21/2012 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger Lisa R. said...

I'm not a cop, but just wanted to comment on what a great job the CPD, State Police and all the other officers brought in from out of town. You did an outstanding job this weekend. I've been following the news all weekend. I'm happy the media for the most part have supported you and have also commended you. So often I see them blame the police. Some of the "protesters" being interviewed made me sick with the way they tried to blame the police for the escalation of violence. They need to go home and take a shower. Most looked like they haven't showered in over a month. Probably never worked a day in their life either!

5/21/2012 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a suburban cop and National Guard soldier. I was there I saw it, you kept the motorcades moving and were outstanding in everything you men and women did. You men and women were professional, and represented your city with pride and honor. You put the beat down when needed and showed restraint as well. I'm proud of You all and the city is proud if you. THANK YOU!!!!!!

5/21/2012 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sporadic food deliveries at the amc. I wish they'd come by and turn over the sofa cushions.
Oh look, I found a Famous Amos cookie !
Never mind, I was just a bottle cap.
: (

5/21/2012 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Treated like shit by bosses, citizens, and mayor....should have let the city burn...

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

Myself an a handful of coppers watched the events on TV in the 008 tac office, we wanted to be there.. Very proud of our brothers in Blue!!! Excellent job guys.

5/21/2012 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless the officers downtown, and the officers who wrkd 12 hrs in the districts, very proud.

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

We were on standby for 5hrs until our shift ended- felt so useless waiting to go and do something, even if it was just to relieve some officers for a while, but nothing. We were listening to the radio when everything went down on cermak/michigan- couldn't believe they were telling officers to walk their arrestees 2 blks to a transport! Talk about bad planning! And then shit was starting to hit the fan, we heard the dispatcher saying "standby, we're putting a plan together" was unfucking believable! Top that off with the fact that there was an open key for 7 MINUTES! I kept praying to God that all the officers down there would be ok and my heart went out to everyone holding the line. It pissed me off to think how exhausted, tired, hungry, and miserably hot those guys were protecting obama's bourgeois dinner party for the elite useless f*cks of the world; while they enjoy gourmet food and drink and sit comfortably making small talk, we are given old expired food and worked like dogs. The work those officers did was phenomenal, and the ONLY reason this event was kept under control was because of THEM. And McCarthy does not deserve a medal for being there- he makes 300k, he should be there- in front of the officers not behind them! Do not forget that after this dog and pony show is over, at the end of the day we are still in a manpower shortage, and this city and state want to take our pensions away, and rahm does not honor our contract with the city. Stay safe everyone and thank you again for all your sacrifice!

5/21/2012 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

I'm amazed by the strength, patience, bravery, and endurance CPD displayed yesterday. Cheers and thanks to each and every one of you!

5/21/2012 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Occupy Chicago Terror Suspects: “We Should Execute Cops”…

http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/21/occupy-chicago-terror-suspects-we-should-execute-cops/

Watch your ass

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

I'm amazed by the strength, patience, bravery, and endurance CPD displayed yesterday. Cheers and thanks to each and every one of you!

5/21/2012 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prior to this event, cops protested that they weren't comfortable with the amount of training they received and the level of equipment given to handle these riots. Some even said that if it came between getting injured and letting the city burn, they would let the city burn. Well you guys did a magnificent job of handling the crowds, taunts, property and physical damage, all without the training you guys wanted more of. It turns out that you guys were already professional and knew how to handle things. For that my respect for you has been renewed. You didn't let the protestors burn down or damage our city so NOW I KNOW that you guys just say stuff to vent your frustration. You guys cared what happened to the important folks meeting at McCormick place and you cared about what destruction could have happened in my neighborhood. You PREVENTED it! Thank you! I realize that we citizens need to support you more because you guys and girls deserve it. I sincerely thank you for your service. I hope the Mayor and Council take good care of you all financially. People who put their lives on the line for me and any other citizen deserves to retiree in peace without worry that your hard earned pension is gone. How can we citizens help? Let us know!

5/21/2012 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job CPD!

CFD FF 23rd Batt

5/21/2012 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a p.o. Who was at 22nd and Michigan as well as having the ability to roam around w the crowds I have a few observations:
1. The protestors attempted to break off in all directions only to be met by large numbers of police.
2. When they forced our hand they truely got punished.
3. Outside units who helped were awesome.
4. Bosses were great.
5. Last but not least, the bike units. This could not of been pulled off without them. They were everywhere and did a fantastic job.
6. Tons of support from the city residents.

5/21/2012 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please all you ass kissing Mcidiot backers- he should of been down there! if u were sup u would of been down there! - ALL the credit goes to OUR GUYS IN BLUE - NO ONE ELSE - how fast we forget this pompous f*&k and his famous line "institutional racism of our black and brown children"

5/21/2012 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well as I see it all of you are doing a great job. I am working today on the near north side because you all have been doing a great job with these protestors. Bless all of you..

5/21/2012 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Jo Ann said...

Whoever you are, THANK YOU for being the only place that is telling the truth. And thank you CPD for all you did. From what I could see and from what I read, the protesters look like a bunch of spoiled kids. Quite a contrast from all of you REAL men and REAL women of the CPD. God Bless You!

5/21/2012 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Jo Ann said...

Oh, and by the way, you all NEED A RAISE!!

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

Just wondering if any of the protesters at Boeing HQ flew here from out-of-state...

5/21/2012 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"NOBODY REMEMBERS"

and nobody cares about patrol.

5/21/2012 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too busy working 12+ hour days and working RDOs to check the "news", has the Mayor been seen or heard from?

5/21/2012 06:56:00 AM
Yes, to talk about how NATO will help lure tourism to Chicago. I want some of what he's smoking!

5/21/2012 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT A FEELING OF PRIDE I HAVE FOR THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. SHOWING THE WORLD HOW IT'S DONE. THANK YOU GUYS.

5/21/2012 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Mayor must be so proud of his officers. Keep up the good work Chicago officers.

A Montreal Officer

5/21/2012 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bullshit ACLU showed true colors by standing on the side of the protesters. They claim to be impartial to all views and only want to protect freedom regardless of who is on either side or who is on what side. I didn't see any on the side of the police

5/21/2012 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check the picture at:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-charged-with-attacking-cop-during-nato-protest-20120520,0,6972345.story

It shows the guy arrested for hurting the bike officer. Earlier on the same day, he was the same guy being restrained by other protestors as he repeatedly yelled, "I'll kill you" at police officers as they arrested yet another protestor.

I hope the state's attorney uses the tape of this idiot hell bent on hurting a police officer many hours before he finally did.

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

Rumor has it that its Cooter that keeps slipping those adoring comments about the Supe after getting a hug and reach around from him on Saturday.

5/21/2012 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For this the man deserves never ending taxpayer funded drivers and security unlike other mayors???

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


Daley appointee: Working for the taxpayers while suing them

Updated: May 21, 2012 2:12AM


Eight months before leaving office, Mayor Richard M. Daley hired a friend, Patricia C. Bobb, as inspector general of the Public Building Commission of Chicago, which builds schools, police stations and other government buildings.

It was a power play by Daley, a move to block his nemesis, City Hall Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, who wanted to examine the multimillion-dollar construction deals approved by the commission and expose bogus minority subcontractors.

more >> http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/12567053-452/daley-appointee-working-for-the-taxpayers-while-suing-them.html

5/21/2012 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pass the Baton

Today I realized I passed the baton. 26 years ago it was my turn. I trained hard, I went to every detail, and I stood side by side with my brothers and controlled the masses. I fought, I swung, I chased, I locked ‘em up. I bled, I hurt, I fell and I got back up. Year after year I was called upon to stand with you guys. Side by side, Black and white, my brother’s in blue. Today I realized I passed the baton. I was angry I did not get to stand by your side. Today I hurt because I was not there with you. Oh we were taking care of the president’s hotel, but not there with you. I listened as you went back and forth with the people. I listened as the ambulance came for you; I listened as they reinforced you. And I hurt because I was not there for you. I prayed you did not get hurt and longed to leave my post to help you, but I did not. I was there in my heart but not my body. I’ve done my time, I know that now. My words may mean nothing to many but some will understand. I’m proud of you.

Unknown Ranger

5/21/2012 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put me in, Coach! Im ready.

5/21/2012 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Deacon Paul said...

The presence of the Superintendent was impressive, but I fear that it will be soon forgotten. It is great that people are working together with purpose and respect. All should strive for these goals. After all, we all want the same things. Respect,freedom from fear, the ability to care for our families, and a fulfilling career. Thanks for the great job and know that you truly do God's work.

5/21/2012 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proof positive why CPD is one the best Police Dapartments in the world. EVERYONE showed professionalism, restraint, and the proper use of force when necessary. Also a big thanks to ISP, Cook.Co, and all of the other agencies who helped out. Also a big thank you to CFD, Streets and Sanitation, TMA, and ALL of the other city employees who helped to protect our city. I still have my doubts about McCarthy, but he displayed good leadership being on the front lines with the rest of us. Something Weis would've NEVER done. As usual, Emmanuel was nowhere to be seen. But make no mistake, he'll take the "lion's share" of the credit. We made him and the bosses look GOOD. But we all know this will mean NOTHING in contract negotiations. Great job EVERYONE.

5/21/2012 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Deacon Paul said...

The presence of the Superintendent was impressive, but I fear that it will be soon forgotten. It is great that people are working together with purpose and respect. All should strive for these goals. After all, we all want the same things. Respect,freedom from fear, the ability to care for our families, and a fulfilling career. Thanks for the great job and know that you truly do God's work.

5/21/2012 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Several current and former PO's that watched the Police in action Sunday were highly impressed with the frontline troops. Good work guys. Much better job than we could have expected. The only good commie is a dead commie.

5/21/2012 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to salute the brothers and sisters on the bike unit.. u guys have done a great job and deserve special recognition. I will no longer crack jokes bout the bike unit.. Thnx guys for a job well done!!

5/21/2012 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to salute my brothers and sisters who work the bike unit.. u guys have done a great job and deserve special recognition. I will no longer crack jokes bout the bike unit.. Thnx guyfor a job well done and helping us on the front line. STAY SAFE!!

5/21/2012 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side Cabulance Driver said...

Everyone did a great job yesterday.

CNN's Don Lemon can go fuck himself, asking if anyone [protesters] even deserves it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvIepnZ7Pi8

All of them deserve it. A lot of it. I can't wait for someone to put together CPD's Greatest Hits at NATO.

Good work boys. Go get some more.

5/21/2012 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so proud of you all,great restraint and when push came to shove,you all showed'em who the boss was.Been retired for 1-yr,when watching the happenings on the news,man did my juices start to flow.wanted to get my turttle suit ou and come down to join youall.GREAT JOB EVERYONE,even to McCarthy for being on the front lines with the troops.

5/21/2012 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meritorious blue shirt said....

Lt. Masters you are a spineless, sackless,coward.Do us all a favor and step down if your that scared!

5/21/2012 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never been as proud to be a public servant as I am after witnessing the extrordinarily professional performance of duty that occurred this past weekend.
Folks can be as critical as they want but CPD, CFD, & EMS were very well prepared to protect life & property AND allow for the expression of free speech.
Great job on the Bridgeport arrests, averting the potentially worst threat of injury.
And, say what you want, the commissioner was up front and center with the troops. The emotion he showed on camera was genuine. It's gotta be hard to come here as a outsider and lead us. We ARE a difficult lot.
It's gonna BEEEEEEEEELOWWWWWW watching The Dancer gloat and claim credit on the backs of those who serve and protect "day in and day out".

5/21/2012 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous The Old Guy on Mids. said...

Kudo's to all of you on the front! Never been prouder watching you guys handle these mopes with class, attitude and professionalism! I would have given my right nut to be there,alas somebody needed to watch the rest city at night.

Just one more day folks! Continue fighting the good fight!

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

I just wish I could trade my future NATO pin for comp time

5/21/2012 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Stick that event # up ur a** said...

"" and command post orders them back into crown caps, then back into helmets!""

Priceless if it wasn't so ridiculously dangerous.

5/21/2012 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There usually isn't anything good to say about Chicago media these days, but I must give a shout out to Phil Rogers of Channel 5 news, who was among the reporters in the crowd. He saw with his own eyes the professionalism of the CPD and reported that they acted with restraint and did a great job. His report was on the Channel 5 news last night at 10pm.

5/21/2012 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Job Officers. You're the best in the world.

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

Yeah, where's the Herbie video! I had that song in my head for days! "nutting to do wit no gangs!"

5/21/2012 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever since I can remember, I've wanted to be a police officer, a CHICAGO police officer. Several instances in my 24 years so far have only further cemented my desire to be CPD. Yesterday was by far the best work I have ever seen CPD do. I wouldn't want any other coworkers in any other career field.watching my back. You guys and gals did an amazing job holding the line no matter how tense things got. You took the hits, the insults, the flying debris and all that shit from those quasi-hippies and the line never broke. I've never been more proud of being a Chicagoan. Not even my Cubbies winning the World Series could make me feel more proud of my city than what I saw CPD do yesterday. Very nice job by everyone. Hopefully Rahm will decide to hire some new officers soon so I can get my shot at wearing the blues.

5/21/2012 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

feel compelled to post on this one too.....


just a citizen saying....

AWESOME JOB!

thank you all.

with eyes of the world on you, you guys and gals were OUTSTANDING!

5/21/2012 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a concerned citizen here. I was at my in-laws' watching the clash between protesters and police on WGN unfold live on Saturday afternoon. We were all watching intently, and were extremely impressed with you guys all-around.

You guys had restraint when you needed it, you gave the trouble-makers every chance to leave the situation peacefully and when push came to shove, you guys handled the crowd masterfully. Very well done.

Seriously, kudos to the CPD and everyone involved this weekend. Thank you so much for protecting the ACTUAL citizens of this great city from the out-of-town a-holes. I hope you guys know that us everyday folks have your backs and are cheering for you and your safety.

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

Love all the idiot liberal/occupier/hippies with their "POLICE STATE" signs.....

Okay folks, it's time for "occupier mathmatics"

here we go.....

2,670,000 chicago citizens

12,244 sworn police officers

one P/O per 218 citizens, or .004%


That's right folks!

.004% = "police state"

test on tuesday

5/21/2012 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing but love for our CPD and CFD. It fills me with an enormous sense of pride for our city.

CPD's actions on Sunday have been commended by even my liberal friends who have roundly denounced the troublemaker protesters AND expressed pride in the CPD as well.

Regardless of the media spin, WGN's coverage on Sunday proved to anyone watching who was out of control. Not the CPD. I was angered when ABC lead their coverage of the event with protester's bleeding first.

Full & Speedy Recovery to those officers injured this weekend. You all took abuse you shouldn't have had to take. In doing so, you've discredited all the protesters claims of police abuse. Keep up the good work.

5/21/2012 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Bob Cav said...

Damn proud to be a member of the law enforcement community and family of the Chicago Police Department.
The greatest police department in the nation.

Thanks to the Superintendent for having the balls to be on the front lines. It's about time we had leadership that lead by example !

Stay safe everyone

5/21/2012 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To my husband’s brother’s and sister’s in blue, you should all be proud of the way that you have conducted yourself even in the face of stupidity over the past few days. Long hours and long days have been hard not only for you but for your families and we thank you for hard work and efforts in keeping us all safe. God Bless and Stay Safe!

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

Have to say this before it goes unmentioned. Great job by the dispatchers, totally fucking awesome, calm and clear. Also, the guy at homan command, terrifc job, you were like a motivational speaker. One of the few guys on my team with a radio. Listening to every word.

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

now please quit trying to take our pensions.

5/21/2012 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys (and gals) were awsome. While the assclowns were trying to get your goat, you ahowed your professonialism though and though. Keep safe and watch your back. You are in our prayers.

5/21/2012 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As PROUD a daughter and girlfriend of a CPD officer... this was my fb status this am:
To all of the not so nice protestors re: how you think the police think...Not once in the last 3 days did I hear him say " I cant wait to kick someones ass today!"... not when he was waking up hours earler on what was supposed to be his day off - the only weekend we get off together every 5 weeks (while you slept)... not when he made sure to give his daughter extra hugs and kisses ... not when I silently watched him proudly put on his unform (while you packed spoiled jars of mayo, eggs, urine, red paint -to throw at him and use as fake blood)...not when I packed him food and water I knew he wouldnt drink or eat(but the city provided you with cold water and you could go eat whenever wherever you want)... not when he methodically checks all of his gear twice (because you took classes in how to disarm the police)... not when I walked him to the car and just for a brief second you look at each other and wonder if this is the last time so you hug a little harder and longer and tell him the same thing you say everyday "Be Safe, Be Calm and Be home" and you cant wait to get in his face and insult him and say how his family isnt proud of him) ....not while he is standing there in 98 degree heat in full riot gear (while you are in shorts and tank tops and a stupid mask that you only put on when its your turn to yell at him..because its too hot to wear otherwise).... not even when he has been abused for way too many hours, is hot, hungry and tired but still has a hard time leaving his post just in case..(and you are asleep in your bed).... not even when he finally does comes home knowing tomorrow is his 6th day working and he has one more 12 hour shift.... what he did say is ... let me get through this last day please and that none of us get hurt...(and you are thinking just one more day to make it really count!)... well YOU DIDNT WIN...move on! Go home!!!! And for all those that were peaceful and thankful for his presence and took a moment to say so or offer water or just say something funny... he was grateful...and thats why they do their job.

5/21/2012 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL @ WGN.....

Occupier/Anarchists: Here's when you know your protest and your total LACK of any coherent message finally goes bust.....

WGN suspends live coverage of the "stand-off" in-favor of "Friends" re-runs

NEXT--------->

:)

5/21/2012 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes to all of Chicago's finest. Good work representing the city as an even tempered strong force. Friends in UK are A-M-A-Z-E-D that you guys put up with what you did. Cops there arrest for being sworn at. BTW, I would have swung (hard) at someone throwing piss at me.
You guys made the protesters look like the bunch of disorganized, malcontent trust fund babies that they are.

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

How did someone just make it from somewhere on Hubbard to State and Van Buren with a propane tank, then lose them?

That's not good.

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

I'm still not a huge fan of McNutty for a lot of the shit he's done to this point but I must give him his kudos for being visible and in charge over the last 2 days. I hope it's real and not just posturing. Refreshing nonetheless.

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

As proud as I was of our troops, I was equally proud of the Chicago citizenry. All evening long, my team and I were approached and told "Great job" "You guys did a helluva job" "You guys are appreciated" "Kick their asses!" "You guys are awesome" "Please stay safe" "You guys don't get paid enough"
A couple of ladies yelled "This isn't Seattle or Oakland!" Welcome to Chicago, motherfuckers!"Gotta love REAL Chicagoans.

5/21/2012 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all the idiots blogging negative comments on any of these post topics why don't you just quit the job and go work elsewhere. You are insulting the guys who were on the front line being batterized by those idiots. The only reasonable complaint is that there should have been more as reinforcements and reliefs for the front line. BTW....SWEEEEEP

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

Great job by the police. I had this discussion with a bunch of other taxpaying citizens last night when it was getting ugly and there is a lot of pride in how the CPD has handled this.

5/21/2012 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger Chuckles said...

Good job guys. You should be proud of yourself.

Keep watching each others back and come home safely!!

5/21/2012 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am embarrassed to be a cook county sheriff/jg. You all did a fantastic job, every department, I am just so pissed that other departments from other states were down there yet our rdo's were canceled for this shit show yet we do nothing. I as well as others would have loved to have brought some jailing to the streets but I guess it doesn't play well on camera.

5/21/2012 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Johna32 said...

From a non-sworn citizen - cop friendly:

You guys and gals in blue were simply awesome. While you bore the brunt of the grunt, the supers were also there along with McCarthy and the leadership was solid and probably respected by most.
Great job, inspiring to see a RE$AL PD in action. Seattle - you listening?

5/21/2012 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was Mr. soft as puppy poo Dart and the cook county sheriffs? Must have been saving some puppies somewhere because normally sheriff photop comes running when he hears the click of a camera. What wrong Tom? didn't want to offend your liberal base of voters. Dart and his Deputy Dogs were probably hiding in the basement of the county building on Washington. Heard they kicked ISP out of the lobby.

5/21/2012 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can I say you men and women are the best.I hope all these fucking bleeding heart lawyers rot in hell taking officer's info,when it's your rights being violated,as usual not enough of us are going to care.Reading the comments about 200 po'o sitting @ navy pier waiting too get in and back up their brothers & sister, but never were sent.Heart breaking to learn that fact.Is there ever a day the CPD don't get screwed.Did u see Jodi is abc 7's security expert,what a f-ing joke.

5/21/2012 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a proud Chicagoan and I could not be more prouder of my city and police department this weekend. Great job and STOP the complaining about your boss that guy was on the front lines with you guys. In my opinion he put politics aside and stood along side his rank and file. I know there will always be a disgruntled employee in every profession but give that man his due!

5/21/2012 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long ' till rahm is on the tube shouting, best summit ever! Chicago made a mint. And, rahm for king!

5/21/2012 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I are both retired CPD. Can't express enough how proud we are of the guys and girls that were out on the front lines this weekend. The bike officers were outstanding. You all showed great integrity and restraint dealing with the miscreants. Thank you for keeping the city and everyone safe. You are always in our hearts and prayers.

5/21/2012 02:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Team Police... well played!

5/21/2012 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey SCC,
I think the Boys in Blue are doing a fantastic job, but I also believe that now our Con-Artist Mayor will just use it as another excuse that we do not need to hire anymore Police Officers, as the NATO was handled so professionally and the rest of the City didn't burn down, so that's proof "WE" [Rahm has a Mouse in his Pocket] can handle anything with the officers we have and don't need any more. JMHO [Just My Humble Opinion] Our people will again get screwed in the end, for once again doing a great job, and being used as Tools for the Regime. Anyone else get that idea also ?

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

It took us to be threatened with physical violence for all of us to come together as one. I didn't think it would happen but thank God it did. Let's remember this event and stay together especially with our fight for a new contract and to save our pension. If we stay together we are a political force to be reckoned with, especially now we seem to have the publics support. Stay safe and God bless

5/21/2012 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job to all the officers out there. You handled yourself with great professionalism and did this city proud.

I'm not a cop but I want you to know that there are some Chicago citizens who appreciate the hard work you do every day.

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

Watched the television coverage on Sunday afternoon from
Cermak. Glad it did not get more stupid on either side. Nice work CPD. Still , there was no need for this NATO summit to be here.

5/21/2012 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outfuckingstanding,great job Brothers and Sisters,you should be as proud of yourselves as I am of you.And my hats off to McCarthy for being on the front lines,Jody would still be running the other way.


Old but proud retired 720 W O'Brian Alumni.

5/21/2012 02:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im so glad this NATO Summit is over. Yes it was a success but only because we POS know how to handle our business regardless of how disorganized everything
was. We have been on the job long enough to use some common sense. Im sure McNutty will take all the credit. Will someone please tell him to stop crying on TV. Is he a cryer when he's drunk> Anybody know?

5/21/2012 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant wait to see all of you who are in love with the superintendent when our contract expires and he stands by and lets the mayor stick it in our rear ends.

5/21/2012 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As always, the professionalism of the CPD makes me proud to be a Chicagoan. Thank you all.

5/21/2012 03:36:00 PM  
Blogger David M. said...

Great job guys, way to show restraint and professionalism in the face of unbridled hostility. I, as a citizen, am proud of your efforts.

Also I am happy to see that you finally have a superintendent who might not turn out to be a total failure.

5/21/2012 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your not aware you should be but both day off 4 and 5 are cancelled tomorrow(monday)... nothing like last minute.

5/21/2012 12:30:00 AM
------------------_
Then they should have told us last night that we had an 0600 start instead of waiting til 0830 today

5/21/2012 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rather funny that some still stick it to SuperNintendo for being behind a few cops. Does a General stand on the front lines? F no, they're way, way, back. Your Supt was right at the front. What sense would it have made to be in the very first row? He's paid his dues as a PO, so quit bitching. Sure, you're not going to agree with everything he does or says, but most of his job is playing the political game with 9.5. He probably thought it was great that he got to play cop, even if for a short time. How many of the previous Supts would have been there? 0

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

I just saw President Obama's closing remarks where he boasted to the world about the city's handling of the NATO Summit. What was most impressive is that he was very complimentary of the Chicago Police Department and how well we did under stressful conditions. Not only am I proud to be CPD, but I am very proud to be an American!

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

Prior to this event, cops protested that they weren't comfortable with the amount of training they received and the level of equipment given to handle these riots. Some even said that if it came between getting injured and letting the city burn, they would let the city burn. Well you guys did a magnificent job of handling the crowds, taunts, property and physical damage, all without the training you guys wanted more of. It turns out that you guys were already professional and knew how to handle things. For that my respect for you has been renewed. You didn't let the protestors burn down or damage our city so NOW I KNOW that you guys just say stuff to vent your frustration. You guys cared what happened to the important folks meeting at McCormick place and you cared about what destruction could have happened in my neighborhood. You PREVENTED it! Thank you! I realize that we citizens need to support you more because you guys and girls deserve it. I sincerely thank you for your service. I hope the Mayor and Council take good care of you all financially. People who put their lives on the line for me and any other citizen deserves to retiree in peace without worry that your hard earned pension is gone. How can we citizens help? Let us know!

5/21/2012 09:36:00 AM
==
The mayor and the State legislature are trying to decimate our pensions. Call and write the mayor, the aldermen and your state rep, and tell them what you just said here, then please remind them not to steal our pensions from us. Our contract comes up next month. Maybe you could mention that now is NOT the time to shortchange the first responders. Thanks!!

5/21/2012 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding job!! You made us all proud.

In Niles all we got was our days off cancelled and denied overtime pay by our Chief.

Atleast your Supt. was out there with you and seems to support you. Again great job!!

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

The whole world is watching, and they like what they see!
Great job CPD! Congratulations on a job well done.

Retired ISP

Wish I could have been out there with you guys.

5/21/2012 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The head of Occupy was letting her apartment be used by the bomb makers.

http://mobile.wnd.com/2012/05/look-whos-home-raided-in-chicago-terror-bust/

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

In Obama's closing NATO statements he acknowledged that the Chicago Police did an excellent job. That was nice to hear. Thank You, but I am still not voting for you

5/21/2012 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all of our sister agencies, ISP, Chicago burbs, Philly, Carolina, etc. Thanks for coming!! Your support is very much appreciated!!

The brotherhood is alive and well.

5/21/2012 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Pass the Baton

Today I realized I passed the baton. 26 years ago it was my turn. I trained hard, I went to every detail, and I stood side by side with my brothers and controlled the masses. I fought, I swung, I chased, I locked ‘em up. I bled, I hurt, I fell and I got back up. Year after year I was called upon to stand with you guys. Side by side, Black and white, my brother’s in blue. Today I realized I passed the baton. I was angry I did not get to stand by your side. Today I hurt because I was not there with you. Oh we were taking care of the president’s hotel, but not there with you. I listened as you went back and forth with the people. I listened as the ambulance came for you; I listened as they reinforced you. And I hurt because I was not there for you. I prayed you did not get hurt and longed to leave my post to help you, but I did not. I was there in my heart but not my body. I’ve done my time, I know that now. My words may mean nothing to many but some will understand. I’m proud of you.

Unknown Ranger

5/21/2012 10:17:00 AM


What a wonderful tribute... acknowledging history, and recognizing excellence in change.

Another Unknown Ranger

5/21/2012 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/05/21/Report-Protesters-Douse-Cops-With-Urine

5/21/2012 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I cant wait to see all of you who are in love with the superintendent when our contract expires and he stands by and lets the mayor stick it in our rear ends.

5/21/2012 03:16:00 PM

Son, in 27 yoj not a single superintendent has stood up to the mayor to improve the rank and file contract.

If you expect an outsider to, you need your head adjusted!

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

http://moonbattery.com/?p=11989


The group, which chanted “What do we want? Dead cops!” as it left Grant Park at 2 p.m., surged to the front of the protest crowd and tried to break through the imposing line of Chicago cops in riot gear blocking its path.

5/21/2012 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous bob conroy, hometown cop said...

holdin it down here in Hometown

4331 West SW Highway

keep doin it to it, brothers in blue

5/21/2012 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Retired 2010 said...

I've been retired since 2010 when the Dept's morale was at it's lowest. I just want to say, you guys made me proud. Job well done, professional,and a great example of how to get it done.

5/21/2012 05:12:00 PM  
Blogger Professor said...

I want to thank a male officer near Ontario and State that helped put my worried elderly mothers mind to rest about my safety Monday morning around 0900. She knew I was working both my rdo’s and heard an officer was stabbed and many others injured. It means a lot to me that you treated her like family in her time of need. Two long days done, I am proud to be a member of the CPD family after this long battle.

5/21/2012 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relative of 2 CPD Officers, one deceased, one on duty. You guys did a hell of a good job. My first relative was on the line in the '68 Democratic Convention (now deceased). You guys all did a great service to our city, our country and your previous officers. I am a Vietnam Vet (2 tours) and what you might call a liberal, never the less, I salute you.

5/21/2012 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. You have our support. You perfromed valiantly and courageously under a lot of pressure from the Mayor. Hats off and gratitude to you! God Bless!

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

I was born and raised in the city (Archer and Ashland) but live in Florida now. Been watching events unfold on the NATO thing and have to say CPD officers are a class act. Never been so proud to call myself a Chicagoan. Damn, you guys make me wanna come home!

5/21/2012 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Prior to this event, cops protested that they weren't comfortable with the amount of training they received and the level of equipment given to handle these riots. Some even said that if it came between getting injured and letting the city burn, they would let the city burn. Well you guys did a magnificent job of handling the crowds, taunts, property and physical damage, all without the training you guys wanted more of. It turns out that you guys were already professional and knew how to handle things. For that my respect for you has been renewed. You didn't let the protestors burn down or damage our city so NOW I KNOW that you guys just say stuff to vent your frustration. You guys cared what happened to the important folks meeting at McCormick place and you cared about what destruction could have happened in my neighborhood. You PREVENTED it! Thank you! I realize that we citizens need to support you more because you guys and girls deserve it. I sincerely thank you for your service. I hope the Mayor and Council take good care of you all financially. People who put their lives on the line for me and any other citizen deserves to retiree in peace without worry that your hard earned pension is gone. How can we citizens help? Let us know!

5/21/2012 09:36:00 AM


Thank you than you thank you. We are crusty complainers, but we honestly love Chicago and our jobs.

5/21/2012 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My great grandfather, great uncles, cousins, second cousins were CPD. I have friends who are CPD. Whenever I see one of you, Officers, I see my family, I feel my family. They were tough guys and they were great family men. As I watched our Chicago Police Officers yesterday, I prayed for all of you. I held my breath until you were all safe. Behind your uniforms and shields, I felt husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, grandmothers and grandfathers- every one of whom I wished would make it back home safely last night. I felt one family, our CPD family, united and strong.

But, I can't tell you how many times in the past, I've heard a person I worked with, or a friend on Facebook, slam the Chicago Police without any reason for doing so other than a sort of prejudice I could never understand.

NOW THE WORLD KNOWS how incredibly courageous and strong you are, what enormous hearts, what backbones you all have. You are the heart and soul of our city. You hold us all together like glue. I'm so proud to know that you do. And now...THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS!!

5/21/2012 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Courage is grace under pressure.” Ernest Hemingway


Thank you CPD

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

Yes WGN was the best coverage of this NATO event even monday's live evening coverage with the protesters giving the cameraman the finger or the same cameraman filming the protester with the Fuck NATO sweatshirt

Priceless

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

How long ' till rahm is on the tube shouting, best summit ever! Chicago made a mint. And, rahm for king!

5/21/2012 02:31:00 PM

Not long. TD 9.5 just held a press conference at OEMC. It was shown live on the Channel 9-WGN 5 PM news. He proclaimed victory in all aspects and actually praised the police. He even got emotional for a fraction of a millisecond, but toughed through it.

5/21/2012 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Pass the Baton

Today I realized I passed the baton. 26 years ago it was my turn. I trained hard, I went to every detail, and I stood side by side with my brothers and controlled the masses. I fought, I swung, I chased, I locked ‘em up. I bled, I hurt, I fell and I got back up. Year after year I was called upon to stand with you guys. Side by side, Black and white, my brother’s in blue. Today I realized I passed the baton. I was angry I did not get to stand by your side. Today I hurt because I was not there with you. Oh we were taking care of the president’s hotel, but not there with you. I listened as you went back and forth with the people. I listened as the ambulance came for you; I listened as they reinforced you. And I hurt because I was not there for you. I prayed you did not get hurt and longed to leave my post to help you, but I did not. I was there in my heart but not my body. I’ve done my time, I know that now. My words may mean nothing to many but some will understand. I’m proud of you.

Unknown Ranger

5/21/2012 10:17:00 AM

As a veteran still on in my 30th year, you said it for me. In my heart I wanted so badly to be there, but standing around for 12+ hours just waiting was enough to make my old bones ache. You did your part, as did the rest of us holding the fort in various other functions around the city. We all held our collective breaths, sending up prayers. As far as the bike unit and the level 1 guys - the beer should be on the rest of us for as long as you serve...

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

OK, enough with all the pats on the back.

They are still going to fuck with our pension. Nothing has changed with that.

5/21/2012 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope now the public will realize that this department is not filled with the likes of Abbate and some of the SOS felons who bring discredit upon all of us.

99.99% of the men and women on this job do it for the right reasons, and this weekend proved it for the world to witness.

Even though we had been verbally abused and harassed for hours into days, every copper out there would have come to the aid of a protester in trouble.

Most of the protesters were not physically violent, but most of them were deplorably verbally abusive.

Obama et.al. didn't hear you. You insulted and tried to degrade part of your own group--we're part of the 1%.

You wasted your time and insults on us. Be assured they had no effect--our pride and dignity are fully intact.

We will get up tomorrow, and lots of tomorrows after that, and brave the wickedness that exists in this city.

You are cowards hiding in masks. What are you ashamed of?

5/21/2012 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I realize some civilians read the blog and want to say your support was appreciated. Heading out for my second 13hour plus day Sunday night, I received a number of shouts of support as I headed to roll call. It's been years since I have heard a kind word, it meant something, you have my thanks.

5/21/2012 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
12 hrs days...no family life...no social life...no days off...protecting the city...protecting property...contract time? "NOBODY REMEMBERS"

5/21/2012 02:40:00 AM<<<

The only time we got good raises,
(pre-union) from Old-Man Daley was after we had riots.

Rahm will cry, WE'RE BROKE, sell off the property of the mental health facilities and announce sweeping "pension reforms" and new multi-million dollar projects.

McHatchetman will have his 30 pieces of silver and go back to New York.

The politicians looked at that mass of humanity out there and during NATO and thought this: every one of those protesters was a card carrying voter, who will vote Democrat when they are not voting Communist or Green Party. Cops on the other hand only vote 23% of the time and usually vote Republican.

So after today, McGeneralissimo will be back to his usual self-serving-self. Then what, will he respect our contracts? Will he promote fairly, hire enough police so our neighborhoods are protected.

Let him have his moment and like the slave who rode on the conquering Roman general's chariot in the triumphant parade would whisper, "All glory is fleeting."

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

Proud of the Officers out in front lines and the ones working 12 hour days the last three u all did a great job! Thanks. A shout out to my bridgeport neighbors for setting the tone out there. A shout out to all citizens of Chicago for not jumping into the stupidity of a few outsiders.

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

Anonymous said...
Prior to this event, cops protested that they weren't comfortable with the amount of training they received and the level of equipment given to handle these riots. Some even said that if it came between getting injured and letting the city burn, they would let the city burn. Well you guys did a magnificent job of handling the crowds, taunts, property and physical damage, all without the training you guys wanted more of. It turns out that you guys were already professional and knew how to handle things. For that my respect for you has been renewed. You didn't let the protestors burn down or damage our city so NOW I KNOW that you guys just say stuff to vent your frustration. You guys cared what happened to the important folks meeting at McCormick place and you cared about what destruction could have happened in my neighborhood. You PREVENTED it! Thank you! I realize that we citizens need to support you more because you guys and girls deserve it. I sincerely thank you for your service. I hope the Mayor and Council take good care of you all financially. People who put their lives on the line for me and any other citizen deserves to retiree in peace without worry that your hard earned pension is gone. How can we citizens help? Let us know!

5/21/2012 09:36:00 AM

You're welcome, and thank you.

Let the mayor know how you feel and encourage everyone you know to do the same. Letters, phone calls, emails. Write to the newspapers, sing it, rap it, tap it, scream it. We deserve respect from our leaders and from the taxpayers. And while we realize raises are probably a pipe-dream, cutting our benefits and our 'guaranteed' pensions, along with raising our health care costs is unconscionable. (sp?--I'm tired).

5/21/2012 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I seriously have a chub right now. We, CPD, have done a great job this weekend. Big morale booster for me personally.

5/21/2012 07:08:00 AM

That is disturbing in so many ways. Creepy, even. I don't know what else to say, except that is the weirdest comment I've seen on SCC, maybe ever.

5/21/2012 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So proud of the CPD: the top brass who came up with a plan that wouldn't bring shame to the city and the coppers (with the exception of the concussed idiot in the van) who executed it flawlessly. Great work. Thanks for your restraint and professionalism. I hope your efforts are remembered at contract time.

5/21/2012 06:08:00 PM  
Blogger Irish-like Pirate said...

GO BLUE BLOC!!!!!! (Rally cry from the law department).

5/21/2012 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know I'll probably take shit for this, but the TMA people on the intersection where I was for 2 days worked really hard and did a great job. A really great job. These were not lazy incompetents--they put their heart and soul into what they were doing, taking some of the pressure off of us regarding traffic control...and they took a lot of shit from protesters and drivers, just like us.

Thanks TMA workers! You know who you are. Great job. Get some rest and take care of those vocal chords!

5/21/2012 06:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I cant wait to see all of you who are in love with the superintendent when our contract expires and he stands by and lets the mayor stick it in our rear ends.

5/21/2012 03:16:00 PM

You know what? Let us enjoy a few moments of hope before everything turns black again and we are stomped on come contract time. Just a little hope for a much-needed mental boost.

And I don't think anyone is in love with McSwizzle. But he's definitely moved up a little--I believe the emotion he showed was genuine. Gotta give him some credit--just some.

5/21/2012 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was very proud to see how the CPD handled the crowds. I've been retired 1 year and I also thought that I should be out there with you guys and gals. But my time is over and the young bloods did a great job. I was sorry to see the crown hats, I worried about them being knocked off and stolen and some poor sob having to write paper and maybe take time for it. So glad everything worked out ok. Just hope that by tomorrow, the last few days are but a memory and something to tell you kids and grand kids about. God bless, and stay safe!

5/21/2012 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After enduring the endless abuse by protesters for 2 days, it makes me understand how the Vietnam vets must have felt when they returned home.

I am not saying the 2 are comparable. Just that I understand it on a different level now. I was under 10 when the Vietnam war was going on. It must have been a truly horrifying thing to go through. If there are any Vietnam vets reading, 'thank you for your service,' and I'm sorry for what the idiot hippies put you through.

And one more thing--FUCK JANE FONDA, THAT COMMIE BITCH! No one should ever forgive her, and I hope she burns in hell for eternity.

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

I am exceptionally proud of the men and women of the Chicago Police Department. I have to admit, the Supt seems to be doing the right thing. Now, if he can shake the fear of being fired by the Rahminator, he might actually make a difference.

5/21/2012 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Chicago Breaking News around 17:40, the ballerino speaks:

"The Chicago Police Department was singled out for particular praise.

“They did a tremendous job under very stressful situations over the last four days and they make everyone of us proud of the finest police department in this country,” Emanuel said. “They showed their resolve, their self discipline and professionalism. In fact, their discipline and resolve, I commented jokingly to them, I said I thought you’ve taken my recommendations and suggestions of yoga a little too seriously, given you found a new zen.”"

5/21/2012 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Great job by the dispatchers, totally fucking awesome, calm and clear."

Agreed!!

What time should we start the random open keys tomorrow?

5/21/2012 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I cant wait to see all of you who are in love with the superintendent when our contract expires and he stands by and lets the mayor stick it in our rear ends."

He's a contract employee, too. He's got no interest in us, but should this NATO nonsense come off well, we've really, really got to stick together and force Rahm to give us what we want.

He's obviously not going to hire any great number of coppers, so we're going to have to be the ones to get things moving.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

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

TimeUS's take on the protest--what are they, fucking mindreaders? Drama queens:

"It was as if both sides, after bottling frustrations for days leading up to the official opening of the NATO Summit Sunday, let loose their emotions and descended into battle. By night's end 45 people had been arrested, which brings the total so far to 64."

What a bunch of crap. News reporting isn't supposed to be creative writing.

5/21/2012 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After this weekend im proud to say "Yes im a cop in Chicago! Stay Safe

5/21/2012 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each one of those front line officer should receive a Unit Commendation, and only them. I know the city will generate new ribbon like they did for the DNC and pass those out to everyone, but even though I had a small insignificant roll in NATO 2012. I don't deserve to wear any award for it as the front line troops do.

5/21/2012 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you slept long enough, now wake up and get back to work.

5/21/2012 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just checked the occupy chicago facebook page to see what their crying about now. I found this interesting and maybe the reader here will as well. They have a picture posted of someone they believe was one of the informants during the raid the other day. These people are unbelievable. One person posted asking the nlg to post this guys personal info. Now why would anyone need this info? Because they are not a peaceful group. They would want revenge and to cause more of a disruption. Anyhow, just thought i would pass this on. Thank god this shitshow is over and our police are safe. Thankyou to all the officers working nato and even the officers stuck in districts working 12+ hour shifts. We are all proud of you.

5/21/2012 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proud to be the father of two of Chicagos finest one CPD oneCFD great job men Thanks to all the men and women who served the citizens of Chicago this pass weekend you should be proud

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

Thank-you Dorgan!

On CLTVs POLITICS TONIGHT

The guest was none other than THE Rev-run Jesse Jackson. He was complaining that the U.S. and NATO had spent billions on the war in Iraqi. Of course he would have liked to have had a piece of all that money.

Now if you listened to J.J., he seemed to have a speech difficulty. Maybe he is having a neurological problem.

At the end of the program, a suburban woman caller named Dorgan loudly praised the Chicago Police for the job they did at the NATO demonstrations. She went on to say that her husband was a Chicago Firefighter and during the 1968 Convention he was gone for four days and was covered with excrement.

THEN she said "Mr. Jackson get a life..."

The moderator reached out toward the camera waving and said "That's enough." Cutting the audio and apologized the Jackson for her 1st Amendment Right expression. It probably will be edited out of future broadcasts.

Thank-you Ms. Dorgan for saying what a lot of us would if we if we got the chance, and thank-you to your husband for his service.


Now Mike Shields, you are a goof and have no sense of REAL Chicago Police history. "The stigma of the 1968 Democratic Convention will be gone forever." That stigma is a media and liberal agenda myth and you, you puppy, echoed it. It was not a "police riot".

The Police of '68 held the line against a determined hoard who were going to destroy democracy and that Convention.

Stay Safe. '68 and NATO were both shining hours for the bloodied and battered blueshirts and bosses like Jim Rochford who held the line.

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

Dont forget the guys and girls in blue that worked the long hours in the Districts.

5/21/2012 07:54:00 PM  
Blogger cpd765 said...

All I can say is great job by everyone down there. Was proud to come off the line and be replaced by my brothers/sisters who where ready for the task at hand. I really have to give my MVP vote to the bike unit. You guys/girls rocked and it wouldn't have went as well if we didn't have you there. Now take the rest of the summer of relaxing on the lakefront I'm sure the rest of the departmant will back me on that, well done office.

5/21/2012 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do Chicago cops really look like this:

https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7222/7229045252_c97d0571b1.jpg

I don't know what to say.

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

Austin Texas is damned proud of the Chicago Police Department.

5/21/2012 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor and city negotiate our contract, not the supt. He has no control over it. Guy did a great job and you cant let it die, have to start getting on him for the contract
Some po's love to bitch and are never happy sound familiar

5/21/2012 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civilian: CPD did a phenomenal job in handling the NATO protestors. All of you, either protecting downtown or the rest the city, did an excellent job. Emanuel may have wanted NATO Summit to make Chicago a World Class destination, but the city already is World Class with the CPD. Each officer should receive a letter of commendation! Thank you too SCC!

5/21/2012 08:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must see:

A YouTube video from "Anonymous--to Chicago Police" 20 May.

It's made of the stuff cartoonists dream of!

What a bunch of fuck-ups.

Threatening message or cartoon? If you need a good laugh, watch it. It's either the world's worst 'terror message' or the class project of pre-schoolers.

Seriously? And we were worried about these mopes? A handful of gang-bangers could have wreaked more havoc!

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

Excellent job by all. You should all be proud of yourselves and the professionalism you displayed. Was very impressed with the bike unit.

ISP Sgt.

5/21/2012 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Saginaw's Finest said...

You guys & gals did a great job. The anarchists thought they had all this support built up, with the Occupy morons, but once they got here, they quickly realized that as much as Chicagoans may loathe crooked pols, bankers & foreign warmakers, we hate out-of-towners who come here to fuck with us. I've never seen the city more united!

In much more sobering news, have you all seen this yet? http://www.soopermexican.com/2012/05/21/anti-nato-occupier-activist-threatens-cop-via-twitter/#more-1791?tw_p=twt

El Sooper Mexican, who badly needs to be added to your blogroll on the right of the page, found & put up this public twitter exchange between a few of the 200 or so total asshole anarchists who were here. This is not cool at all, I really hope the FBI is already on top of these people. Basically, direct threats against CPD.

Thanks again for all you do!

5/21/2012 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job everyone. Surprised to see Superintendent out there in front lines. But seriously, he really should have a helmet on. And so should everyone there in the front lines..
And get the 36 inch RIOT batons like ISP.
And some training in using them. You wouldn't believe how great the 36 inch baton is in moving crowds.
-ISP retired_

5/21/2012 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can that Big Forehead Weiss ever stay away from a camera??? Shut up & go away!!!!

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

I don't mean it to be diminishing at all when I say that I am a citizen and this event went as I expected--I have seen CPD's professionalism in the past, especially last summer when the rest of the country had serious clashes with Occupiers and CPD managed them well. I prayed and hoped I would be right and I know that this result comes not by luck but by hard work, strong character and self-restraint and pride in the job. Congratulations officers. I hope you will not get tired of being thanked by Chicagoans because everyone I spoke today felt the same admiration for you that I do.

5/21/2012 08:51:00 PM  
Blogger C.J. said...

First I'd like to say great job by all during NATO. To those of you manning the lines in front of the protesters, to those of you manning the beat cars, kudos!



If you're like me, everywhere I go, the public is singing our praises! Total strangers are thanking us at every turn. In my 25 years on the Department, I can't think of anytime our popularity was so high. This got me thinking and I had an idea........ Since the public loves us right now, we should, as they say "strike while the iron is hot."



What if one of our organizations took out an ad in the newspapers addressed to the citizens of Chicago and to all of the NATO visitors. Saying it has been an honor to represent our city, in our finest tradition of service and protection, to the rest of the world. While we will continue to serve the citizens of the greatest city on earth, we would like to ask you for your support to save our pensions.



With events like the NATO Summit, in order to ensure your family's safety, we make many personal sacrifices with our families. To keep this city safe, we miss birthdays, graduations, family reunions, and holiday gatherings to name a few, in order to man the thin blue line protecting our city. After decades of service, allow our Officers and their loved ones to enjoy their retirement with the pension that was promised to them while they were serving you. Our families have sacrificed enough. Please do not allow our families to be hurt by allowing the city or state to take away our pensions.



Upon retirement our Officers do not recieve Social Security. Our Officers currently contribute 9% of their total pay into the pension fund. Our Officers have been faithful in their contributions to the pension fund. It is not the fault of our Officers that the pension fund is currently underfunded. We would be grateful for your support. Please contact your Alderman, Representative, Congressman, Senator, Mayor or Governor to express your support in preserving pensions of the Chicago Police Officers.



As always, we will be there for you around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to serve and protect!



Faithfully Yours,



The Officers of the Chicago Police Department






This is just a quick draft and can be changed in anyway to better promote the subject of perserving our pensions. With leaders of government singing our praises, now is the time to act. We should never be negative in our content and never lay any blame to anyone. The public is so tired of negative ads and finger pointing. We should always take the high road when presenting this subject. This is just an idea that I wanted to share with you.



Once again, great job and alway stay safe!

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

These dumbfucks didn't count on Chicago--Bridgeport residents told them to get the fuck out--an 80 year-old man threw a punch at one of them.

Wrigleyville residents turned hoses on them and pelted them with eggs.

Despite our reputation, Chicago is a working town--and we don't suffer fools.

We over-estimated these idiots' potential to do harm.

This protest had the opposite effect of what these assholes intended....the public, the country, and the world are floored by the abilities of the men and women of the Chicago Police Department. The public is supporting us at unprecedented levels.

So take THAT, you 'anonymous' bitches. You barely got any participation from the people of Chicago, you were run out of neighborhoods, and you failed to get the response from police you so desperately wanted. You wanted to play the victim. Shallow foundation--all show, no substance.

The world has witnessed this city, and this police department, embarass the shit out of you. Now go back to where you came from and fabricate some stories about what heroes you were in Chicago.

I've never seen a more delusional 'organization' than 'anonymous', 'Occupy', and all the rest, along with their 'black block(head) 'battle' plans. Insignificant, misguided, ineffectual.

You ball-less fucks say the police just want to beat people--how fucked up are you that you try to goad us into doing it, when we never had any desire to do so? You pretty much begged us to show force and make us the bad guys--you tried and tried, and you failed.

If you guys were comedians (close) you guys would have gotten the 'hook' in the first 10 seconds.

Idiots. Good Lord.

5/21/2012 09:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Told you we like that kinda Party

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

Front line "soldiers", you all did an excellent job!

5/21/2012 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job CPD,your actions are one of the few things that make me proud to be a Chicagoan.

5/21/2012 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For 4 days in May we as a police dept and a city stood as one and to remind my brothers And sisters all this. During police memorial month.. platoon 25 27 Fillmore proud officers. LIFM

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

I'm proud to be apart of CPD despite all the BS we endure. We stood together strong during this summit. I also want to thank ISP and all other agencies local and national for a great team effort.

5/21/2012 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow I was SHOCKED to see the p.o.'s who gave us the training out on the front line Way to go everyone let's pat ourselves on the back...but wait let's not hurt ourselves doing it because were going to have to bend over in a few months when rahm sticks it to us when it comes contract time..

5/21/2012 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert Jordan WGN, called like he saw it. I couldn't believe my ears.

5/21/2012 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm sooo impressed. A down-state woman here who wanted to congratulate alll of the CPD, the State Troopers,and that very awesome superintendent, for the absolutely beautiful, magnificent job you ALL did!! You all showed the entire world how it's supposed to be done. Thank You sooo much!

btw, I'm a liberal. uh ohhhhhhh....lol

5/21/2012 09:39:00 PM  

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