Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sporadic Posting

Obviously, every one's schedule is going to take a hit this coming week. That includes all of us here at SCC. Posting may be interrupted, off schedule, sporadic, whatever. We'll try to keep up and our retired members have offered to pitch in, schedule permitting.

Bear with us and be safe.

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87 Comments:

Anonymous A scc supporter from ct said...

From the st of ct, we are keeping our brother& sisters in blue in ours thoughts for the upcoming clusterfuck there

Stay safe brothers & sisters

5/15/2012 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with the copper who keeps getting his pic on trib's web-site every time he makes a nice pinch. I'm happy for good press and all...but, really??

5/15/2012 08:28:00 AM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Dear Burbank PD, you cannot have Chalkie. Thank you

xoxoxo

5/15/2012 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"sporadic",,,,, there's a guy at 050 that works like that.

5/15/2012 09:42:00 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

You be safe. Thanks in advance to all the men and women of the CPD (and CFD) for doing what needs doing, day in and day out, night after night, routinely, even as this big clusterf3%@ descends on us all.

5/15/2012 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I thought you were "retired"

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

Hey SCC, take a look at this article... You made the news again.

http://triblocal.com/des-plaines/2012/05/07/des-plaines-denies-claims-in-blog-post-about-new-police-chief/

5/15/2012 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today is Peace Officer's Memorial Day.

hats off to all of you,

flags half-mast.....

-citizen

5/15/2012 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

totally understandable. you guys be safe too. this will be a long and memorable ride. see you on the other side, ha.

5/15/2012 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck and be safe, to you SCC, and to all our hard-working CPD Officers!

5/15/2012 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How fucking sad and pathetic is it that I have to keep checking on here to see what my hours will be because the bosses are holding the schedule and won't release it. WTF? Jagoffs, we need to know our fucking hours so we can arrange things in our personal lives accordingly. I hope this city gets destroyed.

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

FYI and off topic, a PO from 010 was mauled and in critical condition on duty by 2 pit bulls (14MAY13). Serious muscle, ligament and tendon damage to forearm, shooting hand and calve. Had surgery and may need more. PO is expected to have full recovery but loss of movement on said appendages. Bone was exposed during mauling. Just a heads up to everyone, be safe and be aware roving pit bull season is here in the ghettos.

5/15/2012 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous dogass copper said...

Hey SCC, We are all in this together. We do understand, yet it will be tough since you provide most of the department info nowadays. Thanks for all you do. Stay safe.

5/15/2012 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our union sucks

5/15/2012 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Order..... has arrived.

5/15/2012 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too funny! Fop website is posting Atlas uniform hours and we don't even know what we're doing!!! Hey flop how about posting something we don't already know!

5/15/2012 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im on the line march. Stay safe and see you out there boys and girls.

5/15/2012 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Jo Ann said...

Don't worry about your readers. You guys worry about yourself and your families and be safe. We can watch whatever spin the media puts out all the while knowing you will post the TRUTH when you get back! Be safe everyone and God be with all of you.

5/15/2012 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest event in all of our careers so I figured I'd jog over to our FOP website. What do I find out you may ask. SOME SHITHOLE STORE IS OPEN AN EXTRA HOUR. WE R DOOOOOMED.

5/15/2012 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday on the 4pm news (CBS 2) reporter Charlie Wojciechowski was tagged live with green paint:

(http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Reporter-Tagged-During-Anti-NATO-Demonstration/151459715)

You can only imagine what will happen to the police.

p.s. that Charlie episode was not shown again, he looked pissed that his shirt and tie were destroyed!

5/15/2012 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With 3,100 officers assigned to NATO duty, Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields questioned how McCarthy can possibly deliver on his promise to Chicago neighborhoods.

“The [tactical] teams aren’t gonna be in the neighborhoods. Even with the longer tours, I don’t see how there could be a 15 percent increase in the manpower if everybody is going down to NATO. I can’t see how it could happen,” Shields said.

Let's not get started on what Shields can't see:
didn't send letter to renegotiate, continues to approve hiring of "monied managers" at pension board, now purchased bill boards saying "hire more cops" - not an issue for negotiations.

How come he didn't say "Enron"?

What a waste of potential!
Adele: "you couldda had it all!"

5/15/2012 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HELLOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SCC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anything on the orders yet???

I'm starting to feel like France. The war is going to be over for us before it even began...

5/15/2012 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So im in the loop RDO canceled. Incident team. With only one day of training, no turtle gear, no shield.

Wtf?

5/15/2012 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:

Corporate Lobbyist Owned Lawmakers

The school bus did not have seat belts. Check out these pics!

More than a dozen students hurt in bus crash near Litchfield, Ill.

Read more

Remember back in January when Illinois lawmakers passed the rear-seat seat-belt laws and gave school bus operators a pass, making excuses, telling us all how there "was no proof" that seat-belts on buses were necessary?


Remember?

Where's the "...and if it saves one child from death or injury than isn't it worth it"?

Why of course the lawmakers were bought off by the lobbyist, we never heard it and now we see the results.

The only proof that we have when it comes to speed trap cameras being installed in school zones to save the children is the massive revenue that will be generated. Any "saving of the children" by the new law is just a collateral consequence that can be used as a marketing slogan.

These double talking politicians need to be shown the door. Where's the outrage?!

5/15/2012 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We will not let Springfield politicians take the easy way out and steal our pensions. Keep fighting and call your representatives. Elections are coming up soon and we will remember.

5/15/2012 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
FYI and off topic, a PO from 010 was mauled and in critical condition on duty by 2 pit bulls (14MAY13). Serious muscle, ligament and tendon damage to forearm, shooting hand and calve. Had surgery and may need more. PO is expected to have full recovery but loss of movement on said appendages. Bone was exposed during mauling. Just a heads up to everyone, be safe and be aware roving pit bull season is here in the ghettos.

5/15/2012 12:16:00 PM

Pit bulls are real animals and must be restricted in a urban city. How many people have been seriously injured by pit bulls and the owners are aware or do not care? I cannot understand how anyone could own a pit bull as a pet?

5/15/2012 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."

--Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

5/15/2012 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot; was getting some power bars at Tj's on wabash. cashier said you guys really must look forward to nato this wekend. i guess the look i shot him gave him my answer. did't say another word and could'nt look me in the eye. what an , wait for it,asshat comment. stay safe and watch out for each other.

5/15/2012 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i own a pitbull. its how its raised dumbass. go walk your pussy poodles yuppie.

5/15/2012 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous PENSION INFORMATION said...

Anonymous said...

We will not let Springfield politicians take the easy way out and steal our pensions. Keep fighting and call your representatives. Elections are coming up soon and we will remember.

5/15/2012 05:03:00 PM


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1-888-412-6570

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

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

The pension you save might be your own.

5/15/2012 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Detective KEEN OBSERVATION said...

If you put him in a hoodie like Trayvon, Rahm looks a lot like Marty Feldman (Igor from Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein).

Visualize it. It's him.

5/15/2012 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm RDO. Will someone post the hours & what people in D.O.G. 65 will be doing. Thanks.

5/15/2012 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have no fear Chuckie is back. The Partridge Band is back in town. Welcome back Danny, NATO will be a piece of cake with your mere presence.

5/15/2012 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5:06pm.

Fuck you. My sympathy to the officer and no disrespect, why are owners of the attacking dogs jailed? Responsibility lies with owners, Not the dog. Let's make more laws for "the people" instead of holding people accountable for their actions. I thought everyone here votes republican. That is a very democratic way of thinking. Punish all for the few. Commie?

5/15/2012 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sporadic or not SCC is the only blog that tells the TRUTH.

5/15/2012 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only that thinks this is going to be fun? We're getting a front row seat for the greatest show on earth and getting paid (overtime) for it. Isn't this a nice change from ass holes stabbing each other with chicken neck bones over a bag of chips and grape nehi?

Be safe watch your partners and enjoy the play.

Remember the real f/$&fest is afterwards when the contract begins to turtle.

5/15/2012 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice--the people in the det div getting their days off cancelled are going to be at venues--so fuck us by working 10 or more days straight, then send us downtown. Those whose days off aren't cancelled may just stay in the office. So some 12 year det doesn't go to NATO duty, but 25+ vets have to go? Nice seniority system.

5/15/2012 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Week 3 of no flags posted at Academy.
WTF!

5/15/2012 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another supporter from CT here checking in to stay stay safe and get home in check.

5/15/2012 07:08:00 PM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

Anonymous said...
"We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."

--Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965)

5/15/2012 05:14:00 PM

And this same little speech is played in the prelude to Iron Maiden's "Aces High".

5/15/2012 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck guys. Stay safe and don't do anything stupid. You know they will be baiting officers with cameras ready in the background.

5/15/2012 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
FYI and off topic, a PO from 010 was mauled and in critical condition on duty by 2 pit bulls (14MAY13). Serious muscle, ligament and tendon damage to forearm, shooting hand and calve. Had surgery and may need more. PO is expected to have full recovery but loss of movement on said appendages. Bone was exposed during mauling. Just a heads up to everyone, be safe and be aware roving pit bull season is here in the ghettos.

5/15/2012 12:16:00 PM

Pit bulls are real animals and must be restricted in a urban city. How many people have been seriously injured by pit bulls and the owners are aware or do not care? I cannot understand how anyone could own a pit bull as a pet?

5/15/2012 05:06:00 PM


Pit bulls are NOT the problem. It's the assholes who train them to fight. They are very strong and VERY loyal dogs. These dogs do not want to fight. Their loyalty is manipulated by these jagoffs and the end result is a very mean, strong animal.
Bless you Officer and please have a speedy recovery.

5/15/2012 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Repeat after me:

"Per Sergeant ___________, I was ordered to _________ ..."

5/15/2012 08:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC this is when we need you most. you're our only credible news source. and instant "twitter"; do your best. thank you guys .

5/15/2012 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting poll in the Tribune concerning how the Racoon is doing so far. They say 52% of the folks polled give him good marks. Now I don't know who in the fuck they talked to but this town is going down the Shitter faster than anything. The Racoon must have the Trib on his payroll. You can make a poll say anything you want.

5/15/2012 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's Street? Our street. The CPD bike police was so much fail...#FTP police march wins!

5/15/2012 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The silence of our union is DEAFENING!!!

5/15/2012 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Speed from the NYPD. Do as little as possible. Go home to your family at the end of your tour. Let the city burn. It's only property.

5/15/2012 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

I've been in Chicago since 1982 when I came to the city to go to college. Chicago police officers have been nothing but kind, respectful, and responsive every time I've needed help. I'm so grateful every time I see someone in uniform in a squad or on the street. I hope you all know how much most Chicagoans respect and appreciate your willingness to do what you do to make our lives better. Be safe this week and every week.

5/15/2012 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be safe, and keep uppp the good work!

Montana Copper

5/15/2012 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous 19th ward skeptic said...

Wishing you and all officers here a safe, injury-free week. I hope that all get through this NATO clusterfuck unscathed.

5/15/2012 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So im in the loop RDO canceled. Incident team. With only one day of training, no turtle gear, no shield.

Wtf?

5/15/2012 03:45:00 PM
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Seriously dude, grow a pair! You got your training in the Academy when you came on the job, no matter when that was! Can you honestly say that you were never informed that you may one day be in a situation where you might have to physically fight someone? And if you came through our academy and didn't believe that it could possibly happen one day, themn screw you. It's a tough job, where infrequently, you have to be tough. The next few days are one of those times. Step up to the plate MF!

5/15/2012 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumors of massive demonstrations (actions) planed to take place at the three new Police areas on Sat & Sunday. Anonymous web site posting times and directions.

Sure hope they planned for this. Every one is worried about down town. Do not deplete the Areas and Districts of personnel and let us get caught with our pants down.

009 got a taste of this tonight as shown on Fox news. This was a test. These fools are not coming here to protest anything. The are only here to incite the Police video tape it and get paid! Don't be the one crucified in the media, and then thrown under the bus by the City!

As of right now we have what one car assigned to station security? I did not read anything on the new Order that came out today regarding Station Security.

Did Kirby and her so called think tank even give this any thought.

My guess is that they just don't care.

These people are not fools they know that there are going to 1000s of Officers at the summit location.

Even a Chicago alley rat is smart enough to take the path of least resistance. They are counting on the Ares and Districts to be depleted of personnel. They know not to be in the neighborhoods after dark. This will likely happen during Daylight hours.

Did anyone notice that the Press trucks were on the scene in 009 when the whole thing started. They were tipped of by the group who knows that to be effective the media must be there. Yet the media never notified the City.

They have taken no steps to secure the parking lots, Do the lights work in the lot where your are assigned? I know they have been out for at least two years where I work!

35th street better WAKE UP! They know that all the bulk of personnel down town and will take full advantage of that.

Stay tuned, coming to a District or Area near you, SOON!

5/15/2012 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Name the mayor of a large Midwestern city that was committed to the California State Hosptal for the Criminally Insane at Atascadero in 1985.

5/15/2012 09:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tomorrow, Wednesday-16 May 2012, the Channel 9 News at 1700 hours is scheduled to have G-MACK on live to tell everyone about his NATO plans for the city.

I can't wait to hear his pearls of wisdom.

5/15/2012 09:58:00 PM  
Blogger Earl Filskov said...

Best of luck to all our CPD Brethren. Be careful and watch yourselves, please.

5/15/2012 09:59:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

hello, i just passed Bridgeport and also have a photo of CPD in riot gear. 009 is kicking ass and you guys look great! stay safe and hope the sound canons get rid these assholes and we can all have peace; you all go home safe.

Peace Officer's Memorial Day... sending St Michael to watch my thin blue line family and:

No weapon forged against you will prevail"
- Isaiah 54:17

5/15/2012 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

"Did anyone notice that the Press trucks were on the scene in 009 when the whole thing started. They were tipped of by the group who knows that to be effective the media must be there. Yet the media never notified the City."

Ben Bradley was there reporting,,,, that's how i got the picture of CPD in riot gear

5/15/2012 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger Cuinjl50 said...

Hello everyone please wake up, I just watching Phil Rogers special on nato and towards the end of his special, he says that nbc5 has learned that the city has taken out "Protest Insurance " thru the host comitee, that they have taken out policies that supposedly protect police for brutally and civil lawsuits. If the city is saying that this is going to be. peaceful demonstrate. Why such insurance..? Can someone look into this. And supposedly the District Commanders have the orders as of yesterday they have not informed anyone what's going on...FOP where are you...

5/15/2012 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

09:46 Glad to hear you tell it like it is Too many people come on this job, and after probation, some before want to be in the front office with weekends off and on days
Now they want station security. There are always what 5 to 10 po's in the station, hell the commanders office have that many every day although it might be a stretch calling them po's

5/15/2012 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in...Both Tier 1 & 2 will have the "soft look." No riot gear, helmets, shields or BDU's. Let it burn. Carry on.

5/15/2012 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Rahn was woefully short on specifics"

Isn't he woefully short in real life, too?

5/15/2012 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to all of you who will be up against these deranged Occupy thugs and other sociopaths. Please be safe!

Cheryl from Utah

5/15/2012 10:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let's make more laws for 'the people' instead of holding people accountable for their actions."


You see and hear this all the time! It's easier to blame an inanimate object or non-human for some problem than pointing the finger at a human.

"The car spun out of control" rather than "The driver lost control", "Gun violence" rather than "people violence", and "pit bulls are bad" rather than "owners are inadequate", etc.

And for the record, my neighbors own a pit bull, too. The biggest danger to humans from this dog is being beaten to death by his wagging tail.

rb

5/15/2012 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

09:54 maybe the city should hire security guards or Blackwater to protect the housecats in the areas and districts, especiaslly on days as you point out
What a joke

5/15/2012 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Barack Obama on "The View" today--

"J.P. Morgan is one of the best-managed banks there is."

I'd hate to see the worst...

5/15/2012 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the order today afternoons will work early 2 o'clock cars start at 10am. The latebside 1530 cars start 1100 till 2300 hours same vis versus for midnights. Days go downtown and works 12 hour days. If your rod saturday, Sunday, Monday days are canceled off. And you will be put in a pool and either work days or afternoons. Right from the order. Looks like patrol will stay in the district. All special units are working the summit.

5/15/2012 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When public and private buildings have to take down the great flag of our country, the USofA, then this country is in big big trouble.

5/15/2012 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Nutria One said...

FOP HALL AND 35TH & MICHIGAN will be showing free films and popcorn beginning Thursday!

THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON

THE 300 SPARTANS.

THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE.

5/15/2012 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pit bulls are NOT the problem. It's the assholes who train them to fight. They are very strong and VERY loyal dogs. These dogs do not want to fight. Their loyalty is manipulated by these jagoffs and the end result is a very mean, strong animal.
Bless you Officer and please have a speedy recovery.

5/15/2012 08:12:00 PM



Actually pit bulls are very much the problem.The numbers of maulings by other breeds doesn't even come close.There are statistics on line...look them up someday.I've already capped two viscous pits running loose in my neighborhood over the last couple years.I know you love your cute pit bull,and I realize it makes you a tough guy in your own mind.And now you can hit me with the mantra of the mindless"ITS NOT THE BREED,ITS THE BREEDER".....

5/15/2012 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT!!!
5 Gurdian Angels stabbed while attempting to thwart an robbery at Clark & Division.

Message: Leave it to the professionals. Just sayin'.

5/15/2012 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

We will not let Springfield politicians take the easy way out and steal our pensions. Keep fighting and call your representatives. Elections are coming up soon and we will remember.

5/15/2012 05:03:00 PM


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1-888-412-6570

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

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

The pension you save might be your own.

5/15/2012 05:39:00 PM

Thanks for the info. I don't know what actually happened in Springfield but I do think we don't have much of a fight because the retirement age has been changed in the past so a precedent has been set. You would need to prove why the current age is no longer a good one. Hopefully we will get more info on the proposed adjustments soon. The FOP should've had something on this by now. I'm hearing bits and pieces.

5/15/2012 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People bitching that the dics are not going to NATO are misinformed. Dics have had their RDO cancelled for Sat and Sun if they are off. In Area Central there will be 30 detectives working each of the 12 hour shifts. That's 30 detectives covering 10 districts for 12 hours. The remaining 200-210 dics are going to NATO. People staying in the Area is determined be reverse seniority. You need 28 years to be one of the top 60 people who stays in the Area and it is not by watch. It's the top 60.

5/16/2012 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pit bulls are NOT the problem. It's the assholes who train them to fight. They are very strong and VERY loyal dogs. These dogs do not want to fight. Their loyalty is manipulated by these jagoffs and the end result is a very mean, strong animal.
Bless you Officer and please have a speedy recovery.

5/15/2012 08:12:00 PM

You gotta be fn kidding me.They have a piss poor track record that you seem to ignore.

5/16/2012 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only that thinks this is going to be fun? We're getting a front row seat for the greatest show on earth and getting paid (overtime) for it. Isn't this a nice change from ass holes stabbing each other with chicken neck bones over a bag of chips and grape nehi?...

NO you're not, looking forward to the fun, and check the money box!!!!

5/16/2012 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOY INTEL UNIT They have it Cushy

5/16/2012 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm RDO. Will someone post the hours & what people in D.O.G. 65 will be doing. Thanks.

5/15/2012 05:43:00 PM

I will help you even more! Post your name and address. I will come over and wipe your nose for you AND tuck you in. A little Vicks under your nose and a kiss on the forehead too.

5/16/2012 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Pit bulls are NOT the problem. It's the assholes who train them to fight. They are very strong and VERY loyal dogs. These dogs do not want to fight. Their loyalty is manipulated by these jagoffs and the end result is a very mean, strong animal.
Bless you Officer and please have a speedy recovery.

5/15/2012 08:12:00 PM

You gotta be fn kidding me.They have a piss poor track record that you seem to ignore.

5/16/2012 01:09:00 AM

Why is the only breed identified as attacking humans and other animals, pit bulls? You never hear stories about shepards, dobermans or poodles attacking humans. Only pit bulls are invloved in vicious attacks on humans. You have to be nuts to own a pit bull as a pet.

5/16/2012 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
This just in...Both Tier 1 & 2 will have the "soft look." No riot gear, helmets, shields or BDU's. Let it burn. Carry on.

5/15/2012 10:36:00 PM

Where are the MMF boys with the riot gear? Hiding in buses while the officers without protection are doing the work? Something seems wrong with this picture? MMF has the equipment and training but they sit around letting the bike unit and other officers do the grunt work.

5/16/2012 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what actually happened in Springfield but I do think we don't have much of a fight because the retirement age has been changed in the past so a precedent has been set.
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Once again, the misinformed go off spouting BS about what they perceive has happened and why in order to try and panic the general populace. Nice try putz, thank god people like you have nothing to do with the actual legal process of protecting our pensions, although you certainly are a pandering fool to assist Emanuel in inciting panic amongst the public sector employees.

Once again for the mentally and legally challenged:

The only relevant case this Emanuel pumper could be referring to is PETERS vs CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, in which the appellant claimed the city changed the MAXIMUM RETIREMENT AGE FROM 63 TO 60 WHICH PREVENTED HIM FROM ATTAINING SPECIFIC BENEFITS.

What this pumper fails to understand because he's been told what to say here, is that the CIty of Springfield did NOT changed the pension benefits or diminish them in any way but rather lowered the age of retirement which meant PETERS could not now use the ORIGINAL CALCULATIONS OF HIS PENSION FORMULA TO OBTAIN HIGHER BENEFITS DUE TO BEING OLDER.

This case has absolutely ZERO steam to allow Escumuel or the legislature to ALTER THE PENSION FORMULAS IN THE SYSTEM YOU OBTAINED WHEN YOU TOOK EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY OF CHICAGO.

Making you work 5 more years to obtain the SAME LEVEL OF BENEFIT??? THAT'S A CHANGE TO THE BENEFIT CALCULATION THAT DIMINISHES THE BENEFIT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO RECEIVE AT 50 PLUS 20 YEARS. So NO, he can't raise the age because it obliterates the calculations that are protected in the constitution.

Making you PAY more for the same benefits? NOT GONNA MAKE IT THROUGH THE COURTS!!! Forcing public employees to PAY A HIGHER PERCENTANGE FOR THE SAME LEVEL OF BENEFITS is an EXACT definition of altering the pension formulas and results in ALTERATION OF THE PENSION FORMULAS WHICH DIMINISHES THE BENEFIT CALCULATED WHEN YOU TOOK OFFICE!!! That means 50 years of age plus 20 years of service equals 50% of the LAST 4 YEARS OF SERVICE AVERAGED. Escumuel nor Quinn are allowed to alter this calculation of your annuity to suit their political needs.

Rest easy kids.... there's a choice to be made here but NOT by public employees. The choice is whether or not its political suicide to attempt to fabricate a ton of legislation that will most assuredly be invalidated by the courts, or to just admit they never should have opened their fucking mouths in an attempt to steal the rest of our pensions for their unlawful vote buying purposes.

Either way, it's THEIR decision as to which failure they want to accept...or just let it lie and shut the fuck up about it.

It's no less funded now than it was 35 years ago, and it's been paying out regularly for over 3 decades at the same funding levels.

Relax, it's gonna be there exactly as it is today unless you kids panic like idiots and actually VOTE to destroy your own pensions.

Public sector unions already have collectively confirmed their intention to end this in the courts if necessary... and the suits are already draw up with all the pertinent SUPREME COURT CASE LAW included to protect our pensions.

5/16/2012 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont worry about what intell and gang intel are doing. Might surprise you, but somethings are not to be published

5/16/2012 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just happy that we finally know what it going on with our rdo's and regular days of work. I don't know how hard that was to tell us and how secret hours of duty are but I would like to thank Mc Stupid for taking so long to let the OFFICER'S that WORK the STREETS that info.
This job is not out lives we do have other things Going on besides being officers

5/16/2012 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey incident team guy! No turtle gear? That's your own damn fault. Ill bet life was sweet when everyone else had to spend the money to buy it and you took that trip to Vegas or some other dumb shit. Now you want to complain about not having it? It's a mandatory uniform requirement for tact, gangs, incident cars, and most units. But I suppose not EVERYONE has to follow the rules to get onto a team. You are what's wrong with this picture.

5/16/2012 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

We will not let Springfield politicians take the easy way out and steal our pensions. Keep fighting and call your representatives. Elections are coming up soon and we will remember.

5/15/2012 05:03:00 PM


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1-888-412-6570

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

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

The pension you save might be your own.

5/15/2012 05:39:00 PM
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SCC, this is an important post and should have its own thread.

Nato is ten days long, but the PENSION is the rest of our life.

5/16/2012 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
This just in...Both Tier 1 & 2 will have the "soft look." No riot gear, helmets, shields or BDU's. Let it burn. Carry on.

5/15/2012 10:36:00 PM

Where are the MMF boys with the riot gear? Hiding in buses while the officers without protection are doing the work? Something seems wrong with this picture? MMF has the equipment and training but they sit around letting the bike unit and other officers do the grunt work.

5/16/2012 08:02:00 AM

You have the wrong label. They are known as the MFF unit. Mobile field force. I have several friends who are assigned to the unit. They are waiting for the action to start. In the meantime, they boast of lunches, coffee breaks and sitting in vans watching others work the crowd. I have to agree that something seems wrong with this picture, The officers with the most training and equipment and they sit around waiting for trouble? Thank goodness for the bike unit. At least they are not afriad to face the protestors.

5/16/2012 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

raise retirement age from 50 to 55 and allow officers to work until 65
this will save our pension
don't forget 50 % of officers on pension today will be dead in 10 years
force the city of chicago to pay money owed to pension fund and it 'll be funded at 100 %

5/16/2012 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:57pm. Sarah Connor?

5/16/2012 10:32:00 PM  

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