Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Special Salute

You bike guys and gals?

You made this happen.

We are awed by what you officers did.

An excellent job by everyone, but you led the way. Anyone who says different is fooling themselves.

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219 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bike crews were awesome but they would have been even better if Rahm and the McSupe were riding on the handlebars with blowhorns screaming, "fuck you bitches!!!"

5/22/2012 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to admit, I always give my spandex police brothers some crap. But you are 100% correct SCC. They did a great job. No more asking them how their pilates classes are going I swear! :)

5/22/2012 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Proud to be the Chicago Police. Thanks to all the outside agency's that helped us out. The State police did a great job, thanks and to the Chicago Fire Dept. great job everyone. GOD was watching.

5/22/2012 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their unit as a whole, deserves a department comendation. WELL DONE!

5/22/2012 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those bike cops rocked NATO! take the rest of the summer off

5/22/2012 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, the dispatchers did an EXCELLENT job. Kudos to the zone operators on Metro 1 and 2. And Homan Command as well.

5/22/2012 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freaking A!!!!!
I talked to several bike guys who said po's dressed in bdu's actually clapped and cheered for them as they rode by.

5/22/2012 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous RETIRED BIKE GUY said...

IT was great to see the Bike guys in action. I get WGN out here w/my cable package and that Sunday fight was something to see. ALL you helmet heads did a fine job; you made those 1968 vets(and me) proud....

5/22/2012 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No truer words have been said. As one of the tact teams that spent too much time watching everybody else get into the fight, I was truly impressed by the bike teams and what they did this weekend.
You guys really earned your checks at NATO. Glad to have you there and proud to serve alongside you!

5/22/2012 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A shout out to Deb Kirby and Mat Tobias who were out on the front line with us. Deb Kirby has earned my respect. Many other boss's who I don't know were also out there. We have great people running our Dept.

5/22/2012 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeoman's work. I too salute you guys & gals.

5/22/2012 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it was up to me, I would put all of the bike officers in for a special award in addition to the NATO award that everyone is probably going to get.

You guys held that shit down tight. Every other copper I talked to said the same thing.

Thank you.

5/22/2012 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. My partner and I were driving around downtown and listening to the radio as the protesters would mobilize and move one way or another. The bike teams were always on the move, seemingly one step ahead of everyone else. You men and women on the bikes have certainly earned a well deserved rest, and a huge debt of thanks and congratulations from all of us that sit on four wheels and an engine. Brave!

5/22/2012 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to thank the Chef at Boeing for taking care of us all weekend!!

5/22/2012 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hat is off to you bike guys....very professional....you made this dept. proud...

5/22/2012 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, kudos on thanking the bike unit. They were awesome. Every member of the CPD out there did a great job. On Sunday I saw some of the friends I knew from OCD mixed in with the crowd and you guys were awesome too. This was one event were we, the good guys, had a lot of great intel. The crew that stopped the "beer brewing" group - Great work!

Congrats CPD, a proud moment.

5/22/2012 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard a lot of coppers feel guity for being in the district and not out at the protests with us. Don't. Because you guys were tough enough and strong enough to hold down the rest of the entire city, we were able to concentrate on what was going on downtown. Without you guys doing your job, there's no way we could've done ours. This was a team effort from top to bottom. I am proud of the job ALL my brothers and sisters did. Never have I been more proud to be a Chicago Police Officer than today.

5/22/2012 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you got that right. The Bike Unit deserves special attention! And not inthe way of some stupid ribbon. I mean like a 10 day free furlo. Those boys and ggirls had me in awe!!

5/22/2012 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-I want to thank the 2 CPD officers who responded to the fender bender my wife & I were involved in on Monday. We could tell they were tired from 12 hour shifts but their professionalism in handling the accident is appreciated!

5/22/2012 07:49:00 AM  
Blogger Houseonahillorg said...

CPD made CHICAGO proud! outstanding! BIG BIG props to the BLUE...and wishes of speedy recovery to those hurt.

5/22/2012 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! You guys set a standard that will be copied by all police departments for mass demonstrations

5/22/2012 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great job done by all. I was out of town but watched live feeds as much as possible. You should all be very proud. I know I am. God Bless you all.

5/22/2012 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The FINE men/women of our police department did an amazing job. SPECIAL THANKS to those units in the front lines...BIKES, BDU'S, and also, the many officers from all the other departments...Metra Police, South Shore Police, Homeland Security. EVERYTHING WORKED, because of you guys, it was nice to see that as law enforcement, we can STAND together, and defeat our enemy. AGAIN, BIG THANKS TO THOSE UNITS THAT KEPT RUNNING FROM CORNER TO CORNER...YOU GUYS REALLY MADE THIS POSSIBLE, AND SAFER FOR THE REST OF US.

5/22/2012 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very proud of all of those who were on the front lines. I am not sure we could handle the numbers greater than 25,000. Many still dont have proper equipment or training. I think intelligence knew that this was going to be a small turnout and the fix was in. This is to set the stage for Rammys run for the white house. Watch his next move to dismantle the contract and to shed our numbers even more. This will cause the pension to suffer an even greater strain. While the citizens are having a Rammy and McCarty love fest they will support their positions on the size of the department and the contract they work under. I see trouble for the rank and file.

5/22/2012 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard on the news a high ranking membe of CPDs
had his home phone tweeted and someone called his wife and told her he was killed! This is the level of cowardice you liberals protect! Guess what bitches our wives are great shots to, good news is that when your at the morgue you will finally get a bath!!

5/22/2012 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats off to boys and girls on the bikes. You held the front line, hell, you were the front line. Be proud.

5/22/2012 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a citizen of chicago I thank you guys and girls for your restraint and sacrifice.

5/22/2012 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a particapant of the protest with media outlets.... I must say EVERY CPD officer should be proud of the outcome. Never in my life have I heard such nasty aggresive language EVER, directed towards CPD. And yes for you trolls that are fishing for a nasty story to write about CPD go else were. Fine job officers. For you officers that were hurt I wish you a speedy recovery. And to all the officers that showed up @ State & Wabash around 1930 hrs on Sunday when the knuckle heads re-grouped. I want to THANK YOU for making sure my safety & my team were thought of during all that. THANK YOU CPD

5/22/2012 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those officers were everywhere. They rode their asses off and dealt with these jagoffs for 12+ hours a day since 14 May. I was there everyday since the march up Halted/51st in a van and saw what they did. Unreal. Great job.

5/22/2012 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would really have to see it to belive, but these bike coppers saved the day. I heard one of the jagoffs say, "They have must have a thousand bike cops." Made for a vey safe weekend for me. -uc in the crowd

5/22/2012 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous SCC Fan said...

Amen!

5/22/2012 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With out a doubt!!!! This was a huge success that points to the professionalism and dedication of every Chicago Police Officer. I'm proud and honored to be a part of the CPD family.

Gotta go back and catch up on some sleep, it's been a long four days/nights. Stay safe!!!!!

5/22/2012 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A judicious use of manpower and equipment. Well done

5/22/2012 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is common, after major incidents for some monday morning quarterbacking, here's mine;

To ALL of you that were in the Loop for the NATO summit, WELL DONE! You've made us ALL proud and acquitted yourselves with a great measure of professional success.

To the Bike Team, from the onset you've been remarkable in your handling of each situation that you were thrust into. To the Tier 1 guys, for as much ballbusting as you got from the rest of us (including myself), I salute you as well. You endured the slings and arrows and delivered the proper ass-whippings when required.
To the rest of you who held down the districts for 12 hour days (again, self included), it was my privilege to stand watch so that when the others got released, they could get the rest that they needed. Despite our own issues, both internal and external, we were a functioning cohesive force, keep it up!

5/22/2012 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bike people are incredible. Great job.

5/22/2012 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in gangs and I just wanted to give a salute to the bike officers also. As we rode around in the vans waiting to get in on the action we would see all of you busting your ass all day every day. Nice job! If the boss does read this I hope that he puts in the bike unit for a unit commendation. I'd also like to thank the under cover guys in the crowd who were giving out great info and sticking with the bad guys until they magically got snatched out of the crowd later. Great job everyone.

5/22/2012 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great job indeed!!! Made me proud.
Anne Sullivan
Retired

5/22/2012 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very true. Those bike cops worked their asses off. They all deserve and probably need an extra furlo right now.

- gang enforcement officer

5/22/2012 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Done CPD!!!!

Thank You!!!!

5/22/2012 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thumbs up to the CPD and others that joined in.. you did a wonderful job with all the stuff thrown at you.. while the Whiners in the protest are STILL claiming injuries and police abuse we all know it was not THEY but YOU who got the abuse.. Even with the extremists on the left calling for violence from afar people DID NOT come in the numbers they were hoping for and the ones that did were by large peaceful..only a few of the bad apples showed.. makes on wonder why other STATES/CITIES can control these people.. must be lack of will.. WONDERFUL JOB.. HATS OFF TO YOU..

5/22/2012 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bikes rock!!!!

5/22/2012 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree the Bike teams did an EXCELLENT JOB!!!!

5/22/2012 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you bike unit. You guys were great during the NATO. I just kept seeing the bike guys riding back and forth blocking the protesters from running around silly. Out of all the PO's out there, the bike guys were doing most of the work at least from my point of view. Thanks again, rest up.

5/22/2012 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

I am a Captain with the CFD and I want to congratulate the CPD on a job VERY well done. I was on the CFD MFF for our department and was at 22nd and Michigan with you guys, and just want to say thanks for all you did to keep myself and my crew safe from the morons, so that we could tend to your people. I was impressed by the level of professionalism and certainly the restraint that all of the officers exhibited on the line. I'm not sure that If I was on that line that I would have been able to maintain the composure that I saw that day in the face of those assholes shouting and throwing things at you. You kept the city safe, though I'm sure it will mean NOTHING to the head ASSHOLE in city hall. We need to stay united against that little 9 fingered prick. Thanks men and women of the CPD we would have been in a world of shit without all of you.
Joe

5/22/2012 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Gonna be 90 degrees all weekend. What are the odds that North Ave Beach is shut down? Still can't believe some media hack didn't get access to the 911 calls from last year about that incident. Something stinks.

5/22/2012 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't believe the stamina and professionalism displayed by these guys and girls under extremely difficult situations. YOU BIKE OFFICERS ROCK!! Thank you for keeping a lid on so many potential powder kegs. BE PROUD OF YOURSELVES...YOUR CO-WORKERS CERTAINLY ARE!!

5/22/2012 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched you guys work and was totally impressed. You did the department PROUD!

5/22/2012 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bike patrol officers did a good job , right on the front lines.

5/22/2012 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was extremely proud to see all the hard work and determination of my brothers and sisters in blue this weekend. Well done to all of you!

5/22/2012 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday line of march East side..bikes to my left ninja turtles to my right the rest of 011 in line and i just laughed..and thought "I DARE YOU ..I double dog dare you"

and then clearing the street from Michigan to State in the "funnel" wow I lost count of all the officers that white castle owner owes us.."WHOS STREET?..((yeah we thought so)) OUR STREET!! LIFM

5/22/2012 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed.

On a different note, had you seen this? Media showing names and badge numbers caused officers and their families to be targeted for hate crimes:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/natosummit/ct-met-nato-hacking-20120522,0,6521521.story

Chicago police are investigating whether its supervisors whose names have appeared in news reports during the NATO summit coverage had been targeted online, a police source said.

The source also said the wife of a high-ranking police supervisor was told by phone Monday that her husband had been shot to death. The caller then threatened the woman's life.

The names of supervisors — including their star numbers — had appeared in tweets during the NATO Summit, which saw Chicago police clash at times with protesters, a police source said.

A criminal investigation was under way, but there was no indication that the department's website had been compromised, the source said.

Federal authorities are already investigating an unrelated report that hackers compromised the city's website over the weekend. A group using the name antis3curityops sent out a message on Twitter at 6:17 a.m. Sunday directing people to "fire" on chicagopolice.org and chicagosergeants.org.

A Twitter user who claims affiliation with Anonymous, an international hacker community, tweeted a message that the site has been hacked or targeted.

5/22/2012 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say is BLACK BLOCK, YOU WERE PUNKED CPD STYLE!!!! We waited them out and wore them down. We had them so confused at the end that when they finally found an open bridge to cross, they wouldn't cross it because they thought it was a trap. Lmao

5/22/2012 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree. The CPD bike unit was awesome. They leapfrogged like a well choreographed dance. On and off the bikes literally hundreds of times. In and out of traffic (and speeding platoons in vans) without incident. The bike unit deserves ALOT of credit

5/22/2012 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A big kudos goes out to Sgt SG who was the voice/quarterback at the Homen Square CP. His play by play and his ability to calmly relay information, move platoons in and out if the mix was perfect

5/22/2012 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They deserve ALL the kudos coming their way...They truly humped it everyday and made it work...Thank you officers

Sean R.

5/22/2012 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first, a special salute goes to all officers who were dealing with the protesters. you guys looked sharp on tv. then all those officers who actually helped pick up the slack in the districts did a good job as well. and lastly to all those families that picked up the slack at home while missing their loved ones. and what the hell, a good job for you too scc!

5/22/2012 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest complaint I heard over the 4 days was coppers thinking that their Lieut was being a "coward" or was afraid to engage when the fight was a few blocks away. In a situation like this, the PO's job is to fight the fight when and where they are told to do it. The Sgt and Lt are looking at the bigger picture. Platoon movement versus individual movement. The Homen Square CP was well aware of who was where and did a great job moving resources without leaving critical areas uncovered. If you were stuck sitting in a van or bus, you were "staged" just in case the boots on the ground needed you. THAT'S why you were 2 blocks away. So try to look at the big picture and understand that bosses weren't being cowards, they were being disciplined. (most of them anyway)

5/22/2012 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree 100%!!! It is B/c of them that we pulled this off. Anyone who was down there absolutely knows that those guys worked their asses off. They were the front line everywhere!! Thank u guys.

5/22/2012 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am awed by what you all did!

MANY THANKS

Greatful Resident - Former CPD

5/22/2012 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the Marine Unit has to look up to these heroes.

5/22/2012 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats off to you guys. Here we are getti g all this special training to deal with all these possible issues and in the end it is you guys thrown into the fire to deal with the lions share. You guys did AWESOME.

5/22/2012 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

River North resident would like to thank all CPD for this great show of professionalism by all of the units I witnessed around the city and on TV.

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

Bike guys were the MVP's of NATO.

5/22/2012 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish there was a way they could award these guys something, like a day off or a little extra pay for the unbelievable amount of work they did. They were the real deal this weekend.

5/22/2012 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a regular p.o. who covered the normal district bs during the protests, I just wanted to forward all the "Thank you" messages that I've gotten from the citizens on the street to our officers who were on the frontline- I cannot accept thanks for your work, so I am forwarding it to all of you who gave more than anyone could ask: Thank you for enduring the longest, hottest hours with little if any relief; Thank you for keeping the city from being destroyed by these fools; Thank you for showing immense restraint while those a**holes spit and threw things at you; Thank you for arresting those same low-lifes when the time came; Thank you for giving up time you could've spent with your family and friends, time you will never get back, to work this event that you and so many others (including myself) never wanted in the first place; Thank you for doing all of this, despite our lackluster, unorganized, and self-serving leadership; And thank you, family and friends of the officers who made these sacrifices, thank you for supporting them, understanding, and sharing a little more of the burden of everyday life to help our officers through these days, know that these officers love you and keep you with them through every tour. Thank you, officers. I only hope that our city and our mayor will remember to thank you and show real gratitude when it is time for contract renewal.

5/22/2012 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awe, respect and gratitude. They carried this city on their shoulders and rode hundreds of miles while doing it. What more can you say. Job well done, well done indeed.

5/22/2012 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did a fantastic job... I've never been prouder of the CPD..... We stood on the shoulders of the 68 era Coppers. ISP were awesome also!!

5/22/2012 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous KK said...

Gratitude to all officers of the CPD - a great job under circumstances that very few of us can imagine. Thank you and thank you some more!

5/22/2012 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger GirlCop said...

I'm so proud of everyone who endured the long hours, lack of sleep, walking with the marchers and handling the problems as they occurred. Special thanks to the guys and girls in blue and the bike team who truly handled it.

5/22/2012 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hat's off to all of you for fine work under difficult circumstances.

5/22/2012 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bikes, you did a great job! The bikes were always 2 steps ahead of the protesters!

5/22/2012 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. The bikes are great but I was pretty impressed by our undercovers and intelligence too. And no I don't work there. We were always a step ahead of protesters the entire weekend because of them. How many of you heard a legit explosive device was found in a backpack?? Great job that may go unnoticed but great job by ALL CPD

5/22/2012 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it helps any, congratulations to every cop out there involved with the NATO SUMMIT. The bike unit is probably the most physically fit due to the constant cycling and was more apt to be the best defense against the scum pretending to be peaceful protesters. However, keep in mind how much revenue the City of Chicago benefited from this summit and how much monies are going to be paid out for the injuries to the arrested. Lets check back in several years and see if this was really worth it.

5/22/2012 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Done.

5/22/2012 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major props to the bike guys and all who were down with the crowd. You guys led the way. Thank you and congrats. - po from 018

5/22/2012 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One wonders had the G8 not been relocated would there have been a Larger Crowd and would things have turned out as good as they did? I guess that similar to "How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop? Hope," We" may Never Know...

5/22/2012 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are SO right! They were badass. Great job.

5/22/2012 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats off to all of you!!!
I was downtown all weekend and saw over and over again the CPD handling a bad situation with grace and dignity.
Congrats on a job well done!!!

5/22/2012 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only did the bike teams do an AWESOME job, but the guys who did the undercover inside the mob were instrumental in getting out the info on what the bad guys were going to do

5/22/2012 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bike coppers you did great

5/22/2012 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always salute the CPD. You guys and gals have come to my aid more than once. I am a wee bit long in the tooth to keep up with what you did this weekend. Bike cops did rock from what I saw on WGN. And my fellow ISP troops did well too. God bless all. And CPD when you get south of I-80, no worries. This troop has your back. 24/7.

5/22/2012 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldnt agree more...GREAT JOB GUYS/GALS

5/22/2012 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great job guys, now bend over here comes the contract.

5/22/2012 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bike team deserves all the accolades they can get. With cancelled days off, riding all over the loop, responding to protest and performing like professionals. They deserve a unit citation and a nato ribbon, which i'm sure is in the works. Great job CPD. Thats a feather in your cap with contracts coming up.

5/22/2012 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hear, hear, those guys and gals pedaled their asses off.

5/22/2012 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You’re right SCC, the bike team, the undercover officers embedded in the crowd and who ever that was giving that play by play over the radio of the battle on 22nd street did a fantastic job, I only wish I could have pitched in and got some work myself instead of sitting in a white van for four goddam days!

5/22/2012 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Rocky Balboa said...

I'd like to give another special salute to the officer throwing the punch "heard round the world"! I won't name him for obvious reasons, but he's hard to miss and all I can say is outside of a legit MMA fighter, he's about the last guy I'd want to take a punch from! All seriousness, great job looking out for your fellow coppers, P.O. Puncher. I'm so happy the Trib did the right thing by you and explained in detail what led to that pic! It was literally awe inspiring looking through those pics, and seeing you proceed from the back of the line, eyes locked on the aggressor. Almost looked like you were throwing other coppers out of the way, to stop the assault. Thanks for standing tall (not that you have a choice) and being there for a person in need.

I'm going to go ahead and assume that since I didn't see one of those black clad bastards over 150 pounds that the recipient of your gift was done for the day after that!

Great job all around!

5/22/2012 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Gerard Francisco said...

I don't know how all of the CPD kept their cool in the face of senseless insults and moronic acts, but hats off to all of you. You are true professionals and have the respect of the silent majority. Thank you for keeping our beautiful city safe for everyone. A special shout out to the bicycle police for being on the front line.

5/22/2012 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Impressive job the bike teams did!

5/22/2012 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and now as a token of our gratitude..is everyone ready for the mayor's and governors reach-a-round?

Get a load of this SCC.

"It's for the children.."

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

Governor Quinn Talks Pension and Medicaid Reform with Students

Hosts Town Hall About Illinois’ Future at Julian Middle School

OAK PARK – May 22, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today hosted a town hall meeting with students at Julian Middle School about the urgent need for pension and Medicaid reform. With just 9 days left before the end of spring legislative session, the governor continued his push to stabilize Illinois’ Medicaid and pension systems and educate the public about our fiscal challenges. During the visit, Governor Quinn took questions from 8th graders about their stake in what happens in Springfield this session and the impact that these two issues have on the future of Illinois.

“At its core, this battle to resolve our fiscal challenges is about the future of our children,” Governor Quinn said. “If we want to educate our kids and ensure they are ready for the workforce, our moment is now. We must assume responsibility to build a better future for our children. We must work together to get these vital reforms done.”

http://capitolfax.com/2012/05/22/dude-really/

Ah... get them early while their minds are pliable governor.

See that!!

The governor has a battle on his hands and you do want him to win that battle don't ya? Winning is good how could you be against winning? You don't want to be called a loser do you?

The governor is doing this for THE CHILDREN! Hey that's us, he's doing this for us and we want to win. We want you to win the battle. What can we do to help? Should we go home and send some kind of message to our voting parents as you USE THE CHILDREN AS YOUR TOOLS?

They are fighting for the children. They are fighting for us 8th graders. Go get 'em governor we want you to win for us. Oh the battle must be so hard, so hard to go to battle.

Unfuckingbelievable

Can we please get the political kool-aid propaganda out of our schools and stop trying to groom "the children" as your obedient little tax revenue generating chattel. Thank you very much.

Quinn said. “If we want to educate our kids and ensure they are ready for the workforce, our moment is now."

So do something about these college loan ponzi scams that these kids will face in four years Governor.

Graduates today are burdened with quarter million dollar student loans upon graduation, the equivalent debt of a 30 year home mortgage, with ZERO living wage job prospects. What about that battle governor... mayor?

Tell the kids like it is governor. You want to take away their grandpa's and grandma's healthcare and their mom and dads retirement for all the political no-bid contracted clouted friends within your circle.

I am so sick of your "for the children" bumper sticker campaign programs that are not about the children at all but about political personal gains.

Use the children to work on their parents, create a generational class war. Win the hearts and minds as Bush use to day. Then stick the money in your pockets and laugh all the way to the bank.

5/22/2012 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would also like to give a special salute to Papa Johns Pizza. The accommodations and kindness that the staff of the location at 22/Michigan showed will never be forgotten. I've already written a letter to their corporate office, and I know you dont do a lot of advertising, but they deserve an ad or a link. They opened their doors for police to use their restroom, and dumped their entire bottled water inventory for CPD. Staff was even coming outside and handing out cold water bottles to officers in the struggle. Will not be forgotten, and when I need a pie, it'll certainly be from Papa Johns!

And as the post was titled, you bike guys/gals were rock stars this weekend!

Signed, a front line GEU officer

5/22/2012 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GREAT job. I am sooooooooo proud to be 1 of you.

5/22/2012 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous 11th dist King said...

Hate to say it but kinda impressed on the way the media reported the tussles. Most of the reporting was very very positive!

And to all da boys and girls in blue, u guys did a wonderfull job. Now lets see how da mayor and bosses take credit for our work.

Don't we have a contract negotiation coming up soon?

5/22/2012 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This question of the day over on the Capital Fax blog has made me think..

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Question of the day

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

* I received an e-mail from AFSCME yesterday saying they had over 400 people at the Statehouse lobbying “for a fair solution to the pension problem that can be supported by all parties.” The union plans to bring 1,000 people per day through Thursday.

* The Question: Should AFSCME “pull a Wisconsin” and try to flood the Capitol with thousands of protesters

http://capitolfax.com/2012/05/22/question-of-the-day-1385/

Since these are protestors too shouldn't we demonize them as nut jobs, idiots, etc. Smelly lazy union workers looking for handouts that need to get a real job and take a shower?

If they flood the Statehouse we should flood the capitol with stormtroopers in response to tell them to sit down and shut the eff up.

Give us your pension money back and stop whining?

That's how some leaders would like to see it in order to protect their own social economic positions on the Maslow pyramid -- at the union and taxpayers expense.

What the union needs to do is stick a "it's for the children" bumper sticker on the protest like the political apparatus sticks on everyone of their campaign issues.

5/22/2012 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor had this to say: “Chicago Police officers have demonstrated supreme dedication, professionalism and training,” Let's see if he Recalls his own words during Contract Talks!!

5/22/2012 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was absolutely the bike show!!!! You guys were just amazing!!!

5/22/2012 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys showed great restraint yesterday and I'm so glad that no-one was killed or seriously hurt.

Congratulations.

Not wanting to take away any of that away from you I think that we should also realize that the majority of the protestors were not there to create damage and destruction and violence though.

45 arrest right?

Out of several thousand people and those arrest mainly black block protestors with their own agenda.

It's unfortunate that these people were there causing a distraction away from the core message of the protest.

Anyway, nevertheless, the impression our leaders have created in their attempts to showcase the city is somewhat different then what the local corporate/political controlled media here presents.

For example while the mayor and the top cop are patting themselves on the back for a job well done. We have this...

Russia..

Russia concerned about protesters’ rights violations in US, Canada

The UK..

welcome nato, chicago police-state

..and the stories go on and on.

While the mayor, the top cop, the president become self deluded, surrounded by their own main stream media controlled message the social media streams that they are apparently clueless about and where the under 35 year old crowd get their news the story is told differently.

Everyone followed their orders, did their jobs and now many foreigners have the impression of Chicago as a third world police state. Nice job mayor! Good luck with those wind fall profits fantasies from bankrupt euro travelers etc..

This is not meant to bash the CPD it's just that it is what it is.

Not everyone is interpreting the events at the Chicago NATO summit as a positive. You can disagree, demonize it, ridicule it, try to downplay it as it doesn't matter. But it is what it is.

5/22/2012 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. I was a line guy, but have to say the bike guys did an amazing job! I would also add the intelligence from the undercover guys was amazing as well. The rest of the world will be implementing this strategy for future protests!

5/22/2012 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous 016 District Section 8 said...

Now a big "FUCK YOU" from the city when contract expires

5/22/2012 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Moore quoted in the New York Times below.

Try 100% of the police. A--hole!

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“The big picture was that 99.9 percent of the protesters and 99.9 percent of the police conducted themselves professionally,” said Joe Moore, an alderman. “Unfortunately the images that people see don’t always reflect the big picture. I think Chicago comes out of this smelling like a rose.”

5/22/2012 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't have said it any better. Many don't realize what an asset they are and how often they handle demonstrations Downtown that you never hear about.

5/22/2012 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and in other self-delusional news.

Healey: Clashes won't alter Chicago's image

Then again maybe she's right. It's not the clashes that have altered Chicago's image. It's city managements creation of a corrupt third world police state dictatorship that has the foreign media a buzz.

The so-called "soft look" propaganda isn't going over well across the pond where publications are not funded by nor dependent on million dollar US political campaign contribution advertising.

5/22/2012 03:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on track SCC Bike officers were the backbone for this thing. They deserve every compliment they get. A few more are deserving. While most wont say it Georgas did an incredible job planning. I know a shit load of hours went into this and it showed. They knew what to expect and seemed to have a response for everything that happened. While there was nowhere close to 50,000, we as a group handled what was asked. I am fully confident if there was 50,000 that outcome would have been the same. The Chicago Police working together and winning the fight. ET's jumping into the front line with no baton, helmet, or shield because the line was crumbling. Coppers relying on each other to hold the line and keep them safe. Getting in there, risking their own safety and winning in the end. Awesome

For those who had a radio, you heard what was going on. The voice on the other end of Homan Command (Spiro Georgas) was terrific He had everything handled. He did a great job putting out the info and the Homan staff was great also gathering intel and monitoring cameras.

Dispatchers were unbelievable. Dealing with every type of Beat imaginable, open keys, Black bloc hacking in different zones and city wides, great job. I am sure everyone listening would agree!

I see coppers still whining about this hat, these hours etc. Grow up. You took this job and you collect that check on the 1st and 16th. If you don't want to do the job, retire or quit. We as a group would be better off without you. The uniform theory seems to have worked. To have that many police out there and have a minimal amount of injuries is pretty incredible. 1 is always to many but it could have been worse. To those that were injured, speedy recovery!!!

The guys and girls that were on the line, great job. As a front line supervisor, it was great to see coppers working together again. No complaining or bitching about doing our job. Relying on the officers to your right and left to hold the line! Thats what its all about. Alot of waiting on buses and vans, but when it was go time, we did what needed to be done. It made me proud to be out there. (its been a while since having that feeling)

Line of march officers clearly got a workout but from the radio, it sounded like you all did a awesome job.

I have had my doubts in the leadership of this department. After this weekend, I believe I was wrong. Georgas and Kirby did a great job planning the biggest event ever to come to this city. Kennedy was fucking awesome running the show from the ground. The command staff that was directly involved in the ground operations were on top of it the whole time. Props to you Sup. I fully expected you to be up in an office monitoring a tv. Great to see you out there holding the line with your men and woman. Having our backs in the media. I truly hope it continues.

And Finally, to the PO that cracked the deserving protester. Awesome. Jagoff hits a cop with a stick in the head. Someone better be there to lay that asshole out. We are not here to be punching bags. Call the paper and ask for a color photo. That needs to be blown up and hung behind your basement bar.

Kudos to all involved. Made me proud to be out there with you

5/22/2012 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is silent on Chicago carnage:

Michael Daly tells it like it is...


http://tinyurl.com/d67qh7a

5/22/2012 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bike Patrol was the key to our success. They did an unbelievable job. They deserve a little extra maybe unit citation or special commendation.

5/22/2012 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They sure did!! Great job.....

5/22/2012 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

California cop here. Just wanted to let you guys know you did a hell of a job. You guys showed the world what makes a department good. The front line. You do an impossible job in an impossible city.

5/22/2012 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the minimum, those guys (and gals) deserve a unit meritorious. Balancing on a bike between angry protesters and the rest of the civilized world all day in extreme heat showed the world what CPD is made of.

5/22/2012 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a proud member of the 1st District foot/bike team. Thank you for the salute. We are often unappreciated for what we do on a daily basis. We couldn't have done it without our foot team being behind us walking the lengths they did and never stopping supplying us with water and snacks, holding our bikes when we needed a break, and making sure they had our backs!!!!!

5/22/2012 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Healey's statement:

she said. "You don't see the picture of the bike rack that got tossed onto the police, or the horses that almost got stabbed. I mean, you don't see any of that."

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Oh yes you do!!

Shows you how disconnected these so-called leaders are from the new citizen journalist media.

Those pictures are not that hard to find at all. I've seen them all over the place in unedited video livestreams, on youtube, facebook and various blogs and publications.

You're living in the past in a world of self-delusion if you are unwilling or unable to find them.

When you limit your perspective of the world to channel 2,5,7, and 9. the SunTimes, Fox news, and Chicago Tribune you may have trouble finding them though.

Outside of that tired old school media it's an entirely different story however.

You would have trouble too in finding stories about the ongoing student strike in Montreal that is now entering day 100 if you depended entirely on those media outlets.

Depending on those propaganda machines you would be unaware of the 20,000 protestors hitting the streets nightly in Montreal, the rubber bullets and tear glass flying and citizen journalist at CUTV Montreal being attacked in an effort to politically censor reality.

We don't see any of that on 2,5,7,9, Suntimes, or Tribune do we?

Why is that?

Seems like it would be a newsworthy event that in spite of the fact that Montreal just passed new anti-protest laws much similar to Chicago's sit down and shut up city ordinances and in effect is now declaring a state of martial law -- that the law is being ignored as the people say the hell with your laws is worthy of reporting.

On the other hand with regards to Chicago's NATO summit what you also don't see is the fourteen squad cars pulling five journalist out of a car at gun point on some "we had a call that matches your description" story.

Nevertheless that is easily found too for the under 35 and internet savvy individuals and in fact has gone viral.

The taxpayers of the 21st century are no longer easily deceived as in the past.

5/22/2012 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

B.G. You and your unit did an outstanding job! Kudos to all of you.

5/22/2012 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to make our City shine in the eyes of the World! Awesome job Men and Women! From a CFD Brother!

5/22/2012 04:04:00 PM  
Blogger SC68 said...

As a bike officer myself, it is great to read comments acknowledging the efforts of the many bike units present during the NATO protests. No officer does what he or she does for the accolades, for as we all know they are rare and momentary. However, everyone appreciates having their efforts noticed.

Having said that, I would like to acknowledge the absolute flawless job of our men and women on the ground, who infiltrated the groups, marched along with the protestors often with great risk to their own safety, constantly feeding intel to the uniformed officers. The protests went well because of their intel, which by the way one could reasonably argue saved uniformed lives. YOUR sacrifice and hard work should NEVER be overlooked. Thank you for keeping us safe. Awesome job.

001 district bike

5/22/2012 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to everyone at work today just back from medical a big FUCK YOU to you. the rest of the medical abusers returning this week FUCK YOU 2

5/22/2012 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a retired Ole P.O. I just want to give a shoutout to not only the Bike Units, but to all the P.O.s who were detailed to the Summit, as well as the P.O.s who manned the home fronts of their Districts. I am so proud of all of you. God Bless, Stay Safe. I am wearing my FOP cap with beaming pride.

5/22/2012 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a shout out to the Chicago Fire Dept MFF - great job! They were right at 22 & Mich and I saw them decontaminating about a dozen or so officers hit with paitn, piss, unknown liquids, etc. They were right on the line. Thank you. Thank you very much.

5/22/2012 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am one of the "Tier 1" tact officers with all the NATO training in the world that was put on standby the whole weekend. Our entire team was in awe watching the bike teams take care of business the ENTIRE time. While we were boarding buses to get to diff sites for help, the bike teams where whizzing by each and every time getting it done before we could even get there. Bike teams have my utmost respect, you guys and gals are the real police that made this NATO Summit work!

5/22/2012 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You guys are doing a great job........We know you're tired......Be professional, the cameras are "LIVE" right now.....Be patient, the water trucks are on the way......"

5/22/2012 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

U MF's kicked ass, blocked streets, fought with ur bikes and on and on! that was some awesome display of talent!

Bike Cops Rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/22/2012 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was high visibility foot patrol and got 40 hours of pay for doing nothing but acting as a tourist guide...wish i could have been on cermak and michigan...nice job to all!

5/22/2012 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Just heard on the news a high ranking membe of CPDs
had his home phone tweeted and someone called his wife and told her he was killed! This is the level of cowardice you liberals protect! Guess what bitches our wives are great shots to, good news is that when your at the morgue you will finally get a bath!!

5/22/2012 08:10:00 AM



I'm a blue shirt... I got a call yesterday from an unknown number, the person did not identify themselves and told me my mother died. Has this happened to anyone else?

5/22/2012 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read the SOX are giving a special tribute to CPD as well as two tickets to each sworn officer. Great to see such support the PD. Cudos to the White Sox and CPD from an old retired dinosaur of the 60's.

5/22/2012 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A shout out to Deb Kirby and Mat Tobias who were out on the front line with us. Deb Kirby has earned my respect. Many other boss's who I don't know were also out there. We have great people running our Dept.

5/22/2012 06:58:00 AM



Always has to be a suckhole douche out there trying to pander for their inept boss, trying to get promoted there coolie?

5/22/2012 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't it ironic that some of our most effective warriors who came to the forefront on sunday have previously had to endure being confined to callback for years due to the cowards who run this job. the same people who will continue to undermine the efforts of real coppers in order to enable their own advancement.

5/22/2012 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Shields you really are a grapefruit. Saw you're interview. Good job agreeing with the liberal media on CPD cleaned up its image. You really are soft.

5/22/2012 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If it was up to me, I would put all of the bike officers in for a special award in addition to the NATO award that everyone is probably going to get.
****

They'll get all the awards Escumuel can heap on them in front of the camera.

'Cause BEHIND the cameras he's gonna keep motherfucking the police and doing whatever he can to try stealing away our pensions.

5/22/2012 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am always proud to be a Chicago cop, but this week goes way beyond the usual. I want to thank all you guys and gals on the front lines who made us look great. I sat and watched via the Internet in Englewood and was amazed at the professionalism on display. You officers pulled off what no other police force in the WORLD has been able to accomplish. I getting text and emails from friends and family all over the country saying how great the CPD looked. The world was truly watching and you made Chicago look great. We proved we deserve a great contract and a secure pension. Thanks again.
Lt. Brent Fidler #472
007th. District 3rd. Watch

5/22/2012 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love for the footage taken from our side to be put together in a full length documentary.

5/22/2012 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Finally, to the PO that cracked the deserving protester. Awesome. Jagoff hits a cop with a stick in the head. Someone better be there to lay that asshole out. We are not here to be punching bags. Call the paper and ask for a color photo. That needs to be blown up and hung behind your basement bar.

Kudos to all involved. Made me proud to be out there with you

5/22/2012 03:24:00 PM

$$$

With the line, "Does your appeareance commnd resepct?"


Awesome job.

5/22/2012 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A shout out to Deb Kirby and Mat Tobias who were out on the front line with us. Deb Kirby has earned my respect. Many other boss's who I don't know were also out there. We have great people running our Dept.

5/22/2012 06:58:00 AM

One event does not a good boss make.

But I do give them credit for being out here this time.

Byrne was out there too.

5/22/2012 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a blue shirt... I got a call yesterday from an unknown number, the person did not identify themselves and told me my mother died. Has this happened to anyone else?

5/22/2012 05:11:00 PM

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I was reading updates with pics over the weekend in the Tribune and some of the local news websites (I'm not paying for the Sun Times). I'm not a cop, but work for the city. Some of the digital photos were so clear that you could read the badge numbers and names. I thought that it was irresponsible for the media to put that information out there.

I feel sorry for what you were put through just trying to do your job. Some of these protesters were sick fucks to think of something like that.

I'm very proud of the CPD and grateful for your sacrifices during NATO. Thank you for saving the city from destruction by these wacked out protesters.

5/22/2012 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the best I've felt about this job in 25 years.
Lets start a new day in the CPD and see if if the Command staff, and the Hall can keep the warm and fuzzy felling going for a while.
Bike unit, Sgt Joe A. you guys are good!!!

5/22/2012 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we count all you guys in on this one too?

New York Legislation Would Ban Anonymous Online Speech

...

Proposed legislation in both chambers would require New York-based websites, such as blogs and newspapers, to “remove any comments posted on his or her website by an anonymous poster unless such anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post.”

...

REPUBLICAN Assemblyman Jim Conte said the legislation would cut down on “mean-spirited and baseless political attacks” and “turns the spotlight on cyberbullies by forcing them to reveal their identity.”

Had the internet been around in the late 1700s, perhaps the anonymously written Federalist Papers would have to be taken down unless Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay revealed themselves.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/05/anonymous-online-speech-ban

After all the law is the law and we must respect the law and follow orders.

Which side of history do we each want to be on?

SCC, you and your cyberbullies have been doing these “mean-spirited and baseless political attacks” for some time now (just kidding)

It seems to me that some political members of our old world society are in fear of the fact that they have lost their control over the medias message. It is no longer a monopoly of clout propaganda in control.

To paraphrase "gone are the days of the old ruff and tumble pay-to-play politicians that shield themselves from internal inspector general reviews. The politicians of the 21st century will be tech savvy, responsive to the peoples needs and most of all transparent as glass"

5/22/2012 05:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, please post this fast.

http://natoprotest.org/article/march-against-police-brutality/

These are the nut jobs screwing with Officer Jerome AND his family. Maybe WE can show up in force too.

5/22/2012 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A shout out to Deb Kirby and Mat Tobias who were out on the front line with us. Deb Kirby has earned my respect. Many other boss's who I don't know were also out there. We have great people running our Dept.

5/22/2012 06:58:00 AM

Oh, give me a break! Kirby was hiding in the back trying to look like she was serving a purpose. She didn't even break a nail and not a hair was ever out of place. Kirby is a wasted 175K paycheck.

5/22/2012 05:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This unit deserves some PAID TIME OFF! All CPD and police agencies did a STELLER job, but these crews rocked it out! Thank you, to ALL of you who protect our city, our citizens, and risk your lives each and everyday.

5/22/2012 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a resident of Streeterville, I want to thank CPD for being cool, calm professionals throughout this. There were times where I thought you were right in wanting to smack a protestor but didn't. The bike cops were very impressive, and everyone who worked a double shift, covered a sector or humped some shit detail to cover for protestors deserves kudos. I've already written my alderman and the mayor to tell them thanks for your efforts.

And to the cop who punched that piece of shit dirty hippie... well, a majority of the city applauded at that. You deserve a beer.

5/22/2012 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those bike guys/gals flew by us several times--and I didn't see fatigue on their faces, just a laser-like focus on the task at hand.

You all must be tired and sore as hell.

Thank you for working so hard, dealing with the assholes, and for the bravery you displayed at every turn.

5/22/2012 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
to everyone at work today just back from medical a big FUCK YOU to you. the rest of the medical abusers returning this week FUCK YOU 2

5/22/2012 04:17:00 PM
___________________________________

It is unfortunate that some people who see work ahead find a way to get out of doing work. But what is even more perverse is that these people will get rewarded (an inside spot, a unit, teaching something without the aptitude, intelligence, and motivation). But the working police officer with some aptitude and ability will get taken advantage of by the supervisors (more work). Here is the point, on this job, it pays to be dumb, lazy, and conniving.
But the supervisors do not want the trouble of "leading and coaching" the officers who are on welfare. So, everyone who participated, on the ground, (regardless of the function) in the NATO event should be proud of himself or herself.

5/22/2012 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From an ISP front line officer who was there at Michigan and Cermak, thanks for letting us come and help. Probably the most rewarding moments of my career, was to see us side by side pushing these pukes back. It was like herding cattle to the slaughter. To the bike officers, great job, having to ride that parade route in the heat was rough.
And don't feel bad about not seeing Rahm, ya didn't see Quinn out showing any concern for us either.
Call us anytime guys and we will be there in a heartbeat.

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

Bikes are the new horses. They really make a difference when it comes to crowd control.

5/22/2012 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you go back in the beginning in the SCC archive, you'll see SCC posting to what appears to be no one. Posts are sparse and comments are far and few between.

Bit by bit; day by day, this author SCC builds an ever growing following out of the seeds of those early few posts.

Thru hard work after a full shift as a Chicago Policeman, the author of this "insignificant" blog creates a place where cops and citizens go to get the real story on what's really happening in this city & State.

The major papers and media in this city have let the citizens of Chicago down for years. Only now do they report, drip, drip, drip, the fiscal and managerial artocities of the Daley Era and the Democrat Chicago Way of kleptocratic governance.

There has evolved 3 classes in the USA: The political class, the crony capitalist class and then the class that pays for it all, the small business & working class.

I'm not going on a socialist bent.

I believe in true Capitalism. A capitalistic system of consequences for bad decisions and reaping the benefits for good decisions and methods of doing business.

Not winners and losers picked from political insiders and those that finance keeping them in positions of shorting the public in statesmanship & leadership.

The fact SCC has achieved what has been achieved in this blog is a testament to the American spirit and you can be sure it's got what the late George Carlin called that big Club that the regular man isn't a part of thinking, how the hell can that conduit of sentiment and ideas, the Internet, be stopped.

What Chicago still has in greatness is people like SCC and the Brothers and Sisters in Blue who were on the Line and who performed so well.

I really believe it was the-rank-and-file, the REAL police and there supporters (CFD, Dispatch, et.al.) that was the reason for the spectacular professionalism shown the last 4 days.

It didn't have anything to do with the CPD Daley left or much of anything to do with anything Weiss, Emanuel or McCarthy's done.

I believe Chicago has still got extraordinary people who remind me of the gritty, manufacturing Chicago I remember. It's still there in spite of decades of thieving politicians & users. The CPD showed that to the World in 2012.

You all deserve a rest. But, the job isn't done. It's only just begun.

We must get the Chicago socialist in D.C. out of office by the ballot and remove the Chicago kleptocrat cabal from power in IL and Chicago in the same manner.

It can be done. The tolerance for bullshit and silver-tonged Barabra Striesand is growing thin. People are hurting and are waking up to the hidden tax that is the Feds Zero Interest Rate policy. It takes wealth from the thrifty, the right-headded, the productive, the savers and gives it to the spend thrift, the wrong-headed, the takers and the three card Monty bankers.

We are broke as a country. The people who broke us are not the people who are going to make us a strong, productive nation again.

Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on all of us.

-not a cop

5/22/2012 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Gonna be 90 degrees all weekend. What are the odds that North Ave Beach is shut down? Still can't believe some media hack didn't get access to the 911 calls from last year about that incident. Something stinks.

Not the time or the place, by the way give it up.

5/22/2012 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only negative comments you will see from the weekend are going to be from posers and those that are allergic to showers. Truly, everyone could see how we all held it together, stuck together and the best thing is that we were able to talk about it after all is said and done with a cold one in our hands. It felt really good to have this accomplished with the man power we have. Unfortunately, we will never get our props as the white shirts will take all the credit. But my respect to those bosses that were in the line with us. Also, i hate to say it, to mcbalsy, at least for nato, you ere there and never ran away. Hope you keep backing the troops as you did over the weekend. Proud to be the chicago police.

5/22/2012 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job 001st dist & CCG Bikes You officers carried the load.
Congradulations CPD Gang & Tact teams for the ass whipping they administered

5/22/2012 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

001st District Bikes Rock.

5/22/2012 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by all accounts...the CPD, CFD, the ISP, the CPD bike teams, etc., etc., EVERYONE did a fantastic and fabulous job!!....now, let's here that at contract time......

5/22/2012 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commander Kennedy in 001st dist. called a great game and Sup Ditka kicked some ass way to go bosses

5/22/2012 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A big thank you to all of the policewomen, policemen, and supervisors who worked Nato. Everyone worked as a team. Good job.

5/22/2012 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that picture of the copper punching that scumbag that hit a whiteshirt is outstanding! great job CPD,FROM A CFD MEMBER.

5/22/2012 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Though we are no longer in the Chicago area, and relocated to the No-Sho (North Shore), where it was all sunshine and smiles, We followed the NATO show, and you guys were fantastic.

Our prayers were with you, ARE with you, and thank you for all that you do.

You were all amazing.

5/22/2012 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a supervisor who was not allowed to go down there to the protests, although i was told the whole time I would be going.So I had to be the field Lt. in my district.
I watched the coverage at home the whole time and wanted to say I am so proud of the men and women of this department and so wished I was there with you all. I feel so greatful to be a part of this department
and it just confirmed we are the best police department in the world. Again thankyou. Great job.

5/22/2012 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's cavalry

5/22/2012 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job. Made me proud to be CPD after seeing Sunday night's newcast. Thank you for keeping this city safe during a long, horrible weekend.

5/22/2012 07:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gang unit guy here. I, like many others in my comnpany were very impressed by the difficult task the bike unit was charged with. we comentated on it deveral times. the bike unit did a GREAT job and stood out. they deserve recoginition for it.

5/22/2012 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bike Unit needs a special pin!!! Great Job!!!!

5/22/2012 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALSO thanks to ILEAS, Chicago Fire Department , The ILLINOIS STATE POLICE (who looked very sharp), Milwaukee, NC, and all outside units that helped us THANK YOU we appreciate it!

5/22/2012 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've worked tact & Gangs most of my career, well over a decade.. and i always thought of the bike unit as kind of a soft cushy spot. a bit of a joke. not any more. i was very impressed. what a tough job they did. good job guys and gals.

5/22/2012 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Even the Marine Unit has to look up to these heroes.

5/22/2012 10:11:00 AM
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We do!!!!!!!


059 guy

5/22/2012 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even before NATO you see these guys everywhere downtown. They did a great job for sure and should all be proud !

5/22/2012 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger Was that a SPEEDBUMP?! said...

Great job guys and gals. BobbyT, your team rocked!!

5/22/2012 07:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A big kudos goes out to Sgt SG who was the voice/quarterback at the Homen Square CP. His play by play and his ability to calmly relay information, move platoons in and out if the mix was perfect
5/22/2012 09:56:00 AM"

My thoughts exactly. Also car 100 and the dispatchers were good too!

Hats off to the Sgt! I was wondering who it was, and I thought he was great. Never lost his cool, never 'scolded' the troops, even apologized when things were a little screwed up. "Remember your training, you are on live TV" "If they hit an officer, that is a battery, rake them in." Heard that 1000 times, but it was good to hear.

5/22/2012 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is paying the bills for "Occupy Chicago" on 22nd st. and other sites. I hear its the unions like SIEU is paying for "Occupy Wall Street". I sure hope the union I am affiliated with or its umbrella (AFL CIO etc)is not supporting these jagoffs

5/22/2012 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on the bike unit. The majority of us were a rag tag group of volunteers who were mostly escaping a hellish summer in their respective ghetto districts.
I figured violent anarchists would be an improvement over 011 district shitheads.
And frankly,
We are used to working our asses off -in backlogs , no Lunches, dealing with shitbirds, basically,working our asses off in lousy conditions.
Seriously, I LOVED when we flew to an intersection and saw rows of turtlegeared coworkers to help back us up.

We were able to do our jobs cause I knew you guys had our back.
I knew that I had back up behind me, in the crowd and in the sky watching our backs.
I dare you black bloc! I have friends !

5/22/2012 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been on 17 years and never been more proud of my coworkers. I thought the bike mf'ers drove around in circles by the lake. May God bless you. Thanks, you were the best. I was in the line and saw what you did.

5/22/2012 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job done by all! SCC, a sergeant's name is written in one of the posts. Can you change that to initials in light of these assholes calling copper's homes?

5/22/2012 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOLY SHIT!!

5/22/2012 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KUDDOS to my fellow brothers and sisters in blue....Bikes you are amazing, turtles , EVERYONE JOB WELL DONE!!!!!!

5/22/2012 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of your were great! I do not know how you put up with the insults and swearing. It made me angry watching the morons on TV. GTEAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!

5/22/2012 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bike Officers were terrific!

Fuck that stupid ribbon/award bullshit.

Give these guys 100 hours Comp.Time.

These are the TRUE merit guys. Promote them instead of these other assholes filling the merit ranks!

5/22/2012 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at a fire house this weekend and all the firemen want to unite with the police and try and save our pension and health benefits from certain doom, from what our current legislators want to do. There will be a website up shortly regarding this.This is the the time to unite.This is the time to march on city hall.

5/22/2012 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Respect is earned and the bike units earned it. I literally had goosebumps watching my fellow officers. God Bless

5/22/2012 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWAT nice to see you relaxing and chilling at the academy. I thought you guys train.

5/22/2012 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys rewrote the book on handling these assholes. Awesome job. Glad to see that the CPD will now be the authority on Black Block douchebag control instead of the Seattle people doing all the training gigs. Great day for the CPD and all of law enforcement.

5/22/2012 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The largest show of civil disobedience in the history of Canada kicked off this afternoon and it still ongoing this evening. You'd never know it in the US main stream corporate funded and politically controlled media though.

Montréal : manif nationale étudiante 22 mars 2012

Heh...must be photoshopped and carefully edited with mirrors and stuff right?

NATO was a picnic compared to what's coming me thinks. An observation based on world and local events.

5/22/2012 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were outstanding. Got to give props to State Police as well they looked bad ass on Michigan

5/22/2012 08:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all my CPD brothers. I am so proud of all of you. Bike Team you guys and gals are the talk of the department. To all the officers and I mean all whether you were on the front lines or served a support function what a fantastic job. Please remember the officers who stayed in their districts too. They did the job without the extra backup that they usually have and worked long hours also. Dont forget the guys from Milwaukee, North Carolina, Philidelphia, and the down state guys from ILEAS who had our backs. Thanks to you guys. Dont forget the coppers in our suburbs who trained and stood ready to come to our side if we called. Im coming up on thirty years this November. I have seen highs and lows in those years. I have to say that this Department performed so admirably and so professionally that the way this event played out will become a template to be studied by police departments from around the world. To steal a line from a movie it may be called "the Chicago way ".Take care get some rest enjoy your famlies. Signed a proud member of the CPD

5/22/2012 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job. I saw some of your work when the protestors came running up Jefferson late Satuday afternoon. Great job to keep them contained.

5/22/2012 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree SCC. Whoever that was on Metro 1 and 2 calling the shots was awesome too. That was a ton of responsibility and perfectly executed. Great job and thank you.

5/22/2012 09:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the CPD and all law enforcement agencies involved deserve a ticker-tape parade.

Public opinion is on our side.

I can't even repeat the names and insults hurled at us constantly. But I was glad those names/insults were directed at us, and the general population didn't have to witness it. It was truly disturbing, and I was happy to protect the public from seeing how truly horrible those protesters were.

It's what we do every day. We can take it.

5/22/2012 09:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a tact MFF guy that was on the front line at 22/mich and have to say the bike guys were awesome through out the loop streets leading up to the 22/mich battle and after that. Great job guys!

5/22/2012 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't see a link submission form so I'll leave this one here. Good blog coverage of the Chicago events:

http://www.jammiewf.com/2012/mostly-peaceful-chicago-rioters-what-do-we-want-dead-cops/

5/22/2012 09:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Protecting the USA-Seal Team SIX
Protecting Chicago...BIKE TEAM SIX !!!!!

5/22/2012 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Macy's who sent 50 pizzas and Holiday Inn who also sent pizzas to the district for the guys and gals

5/22/2012 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to give a special salute to my friend from 019 foot. Thank you for delivering that silver salute to that fuckers face.

5/22/2012 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do we still have the position of a Lt? A Sgt runs the show when he is off ?

5/22/2012 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we at least get half of the raise that the Aldermen gave themselves now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/22/2012 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a recently retired Sgt I can only say WELL DONE to all who worked the NATO detail. I had my doubts about how it would turn out but I was extremely impressed and proud of all the men and women of CPD. I know first hand how difficult it can be and all of you performed spectatularly. I wish you continued success because its back to reality soon. The bike officers deserve a special attaboy but I can truly say I am proud of all of you. Best of all the whole city as well as anyone else watching saw what police officers have to deal with on a daily basis. I know people have already commented to me that they could never have taken the abuse you took. God bless you all. Stay safe

5/22/2012 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole country is talking about CPD. Such a good feeling. Not one fucking word from FOP. Not a congratulations from FOP on their website. Moron Shields gives an interview saying how CPD has cleaned up their image since 68. Hey FOP you work for us. We don't need you to bring up 68 considering you never even been in a riot. You sounded like an idiot. Get your act together and start working on our contract. We did our job now you do yours. Funny how Shields loved the camera when he was making a name for himself and now he is camera shy and doesn't use the opportunity that we blue shirts handed him built on blood, swat and tears. Fellow brothers and sisters we arein trouble with this circus act of an FOP president. The best thing that Dougherty could find to talk about was health care?. I am telling you the same way we held the line with the scum we need to band together against this union. I have a feeling that McCarthy is the least of our problems. Shields and 9.5 are in bed with each other. The President and even liberal members of the media congratulated us. What did Shields and the clowns we elected have to say? What does our FOP website that we pay for have to say? Why is it SCC posts all the congratulations from all over the country and the FOP website has no comment section for us to vent or inquire? Furthermore, why didnt FOP address the expired waters or lack of supplies? Why wasnt FOP out there for us with water or snacks? Or why didnt they open the lodge so we could stop by and pick up water or some snacks or a cup of coffee? Yiu mean to tell me all the money they make and our dues they couldnt prepare some logistics for us? There were plenty of businesses that would have supprted their efforts? Throw that joke of a credit union in there. Papa Johns took care of us SCC you do such a great job!! Just maybe you should be our union. Shields and company shame on you. FOP as of Friday this week I promise you no more am I paying union dues. Brothers and sisters in blue send a message to FOP. Stop the union dues. We showed our worth.

5/22/2012 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the UC at the Cultural Center:

Sorry, about that, but you were trying to hard and didn't fit in.

Hi Viz foot team

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

Thanks to the North Carolina contingent at the bean as well. Sorry you didn't see more action than you did. Stay safe for the DNC !

5/22/2012 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you guys might like to see this.

I appears many of the protesters didn't appreciated the hospitality of our city. This was retweeted by a prominent "Occupy" journalist.

https://twitter.com/allisonkilkenny/status/204755053020594176

Tell your story walkin'

Good job!

5/22/2012 10:38:00 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!

SCC I agree. FOP did zero for us through NATO and now that the iron is hot we need the support of the public. Why is FOP so quiet? Special thread on FOP and NATO. Please FOP we need this. For some reason Shields is quiet. Why?

5/22/2012 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now because Mc Carthy took a few steps for the media and said some obvious facts about our performance, now he is the real police and has our back! Bullshit! Crime is still up, he and his boys created strategies that do not work, that negatively impact our department as a whole and has helped to destroy some already horrible communities. His arrogance still shines, he still has Ernie Brown syndrome and has incidents galore unbecoming of a Superintendent! One day or two, does not erase the enormous amount of garbage!

5/22/2012 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job to all the bike units. You guys and gals worked your ass off.

5/22/2012 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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.

What an idiot!! Shields has no business representing us. Vote of no confidence for FOP. Let's get rid of them now before we get screwed. FOP is not on our side. Keep you're mouth shut about 68. You really need to do your homework before you shoot that big mouth of yours.

5/22/2012 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a south looper I want to thank the CPD, especially the bike cops for their work during a crazy weekend. On Saturday evening I saw 30 or more bike cops came out of no where to contain the unplanned march down Michigan ave. One set of bike cops formed a line to prevent entry onto 16th street, and another set blocked the march from progressing further after at 18th. So impressive.
This weekend makes me so glad to live in Chicago. I watched the videos of Black Bloc destroying property in Oakland CA and wondered, were are the cops? This wouldn't happen in Chicago. Thank you.

5/22/2012 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my bike has four wheels. Cooter!

5/22/2012 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEVER have I been prouder to be CPD in my entire career. We WERE ONE CITY ONE DEPARTMENT! The city that works FINALLY worked! All the units ESPECIALLY the bike unit did fantastic. They took the brunt of everything and had it on lockdown. Im in gangs and my only dissapointment was that when we did here people needing help or getting into it we were not allowed to charge ahead like we always do in the districts. It was painful. Only got a little taste bu otherwise the bike unit and boys and girls in blue handled the "biz" not none ever has done before! G-d bless us all and keep us safe!

5/22/2012 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, cant the stroking eachother off session end. Listen, yes it was a great time down there(at least sunday was). We did a good job, I was down there on the front lines also and we did good but enough with all the ass slappin and facebook posts and blue love crap. We handled business and did what had to be done... end of story. NATO is over, so lets let the stories and back patting end please. Act like youve been there before. Its over and back to the district. People are calling NATO our finest hour... Bullsh*t. Working on the street everyday having to deal with the crap day in and day out if our finest hour. Dont even think for a second that Rahm told the media to slant this whole thing towards the city and the police department. The last thing he ever needed was for the media to say the police were heavy handed and lost control or beat people... it would have made rahm the city and nato summit seem like a failure. the fix was in from the day it all started. good job boys and girls now get back to work... its another day at the office tomorrow. And please, stop with the im so awesome and I had to deal with so much crap facebook posts. Stop looking for that a boys and pats on the back from your non police friends. You just make yourself look stupid infront of your police friends. We did our job, end of story. It was fun but now its over.. move on.

5/22/2012 11:13:00 PM  

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