Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Initiative

  • Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy vowed Monday to make sure officers are positioned to prevent downtown attacks like the weekend beating of a Michigan man attending a furniture convention here.

    McCarthy also said the police department could have a “couple hundred” officers work overtime in neighborhoods throughout the city this summer to keep a lid on shootings, which spiraled upward in the first quarter of 2012.

    McCarthy said he knew of three downtown mob attacks over the weekend, including the Michigan man jumped on North State; a couple robbed on the CTA Red Line, and a man beaten in the Gold Coast area.

NBC also covers this:

  • Chicago police on Monday outlined a new crime-fighting initiative.

    Officers who are regularly making arrests and writing tickets will be able to get more time on the street and overtime pay, according to a memo released by the Fraternal Order of Police.

    The move comes after a particularly violent weekend in Chicago, with at least eight dead and more than 40 injured in shootings throughout the city and a string of wilding incidents in the downtown area.

    The "Violence Reduction Overtime Initiative" begins Thursday, and officers will be able to work Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays on their regularly-scheduled days off and scheduled furlough days.

Evidently, you sign up, you report to 61st and Racine, they deploy you. Anywhere.

Our dream would be to see everyone turn it down until there's a firm commitment to hire officers. That won't happen because (A) everyone needs a bit of money in these troubled times and (B) there's already a class of 200 on tap to be announced in the next week or three as a new part of Rahm's "strategy."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it's easy for me to turn it down (I'm not in the "right" title code), but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD,

DON'T SIGN UP FOR THIS.

The Department *could have* a few hundred officers deployed, but they won't. Now wouldn't that be a lovely headline???

6/12/2012 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I hate to admit it- Im going to have to sign up. I need the USC.

Assessment decreased but my mortgage increased.

have ZERO arrests but Im GTG on the other categories

6/12/2012 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about getting some of the younger black officers to infiltrate these groups of honor students. Basically the only common thread here is that they are all black teens descending on downtown and attacking and robbing white people. Infiltrating these types of groups can't get any easier; there is no organization and they all don't know each other. Undercovers would aid in getting robbery and/or hate crime charges approved. Something needs to be done quickly or this will destroy our city.

6/12/2012 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people who never leave their white neighborhoods and don't watch the news don't know the threat these wilding mobs pose.
They're looking for trouble.
Go to "Chicago News Report" and watch the videos of these youthful mobs.

And don't reply that they're not actually doing anything illegal. Crime Prevention is the recognition of a crime risk and the implementation of some action designed to reduce the crime risk.

PS: Carload of southsiders decided to steal the cellphone from a woman in the parking structure of 019th district. Real smart. They were stopped and arrested at Broadway and Roscoe.

6/12/2012 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well the only way that would work is if EVERYBODY refused
but as you pointed out
there are people out that do need the $( we alll do actually):)
but i would think you would get burned out pretty quick
your pactically "liveing "in the cars now with o/t the $ nice but it would only last so long
besides if they are "giveing" $ for O/t where are they "taking" it from?
has to come form somewhere
so what services or depts are going to get squeezed?

6/12/2012 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"New Initiative".....let more cops start drinking Jack Daniels. These political games got more new names than OLD NUMBER 7.

6/12/2012 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Rahm!

6/12/2012 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it speak volumes if this new OT program went the same way as that other volunteer program did a few months ago ( the one where you needed extra gear that they were not going to provide...what was that one again? Only a small handful of people volunteered. Did they scrap that one?)
I do know that times are tough and extra money is extra money, but what will they do if the response for this is paltry?

6/12/2012 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to see knowbody sign up for this..we should stick together on this and let it get out of control all summer long till they really see it cant be dont with what we have.. And with this crap 4-2 who wants to work a wknd when they only roll arnd every 5weeks.

6/12/2012 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bossess downtown need to grow a pair... you could prevent people from getting their jaw broke, if you arrested the wildings before they put people in the hospital.... TAC TEAMS, PO'S ASSIGNED TO DOWNTOWN & NORTH AVE BEACH have been told NOT to lock people up.... start locking up the wildings and after two weeks they will go back to the hood...

6/12/2012 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garry McCarthy
The New York carpetbagger
Gone soon anyway

Haiku Drew

6/12/2012 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately this is nothing new. It's a rehashed version of Operation Safe City which was a complete JOKE. Because it is a seniority draw, the officers that show up have 30 years on and could care less about doing police work. They will be the first to tell you that they are just there for the time 1/2. There were officers who worked the desk and lockup for the last 10 years. Others who weren't even trained on automated arrest so they couldn't do an arrest if one jumped in their back seat. As long as they meet the "activity requirement" which is a joke they get in. Once in the program they get their activity (Parkers contact cards curfews) at Safe City so they are good for the next month.
It was a joke then and will be a joke once again as long as its open to the most senior officers. Same goes for the Sgts that were getting it. They could care less if their team generated any activity. As they would say "see you next week" as they walked out laughing.

6/12/2012 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Superintendent Cliff Clavin will soon be presenting more little known facts about the murder rate, shag carpeting and the Monsanto Indians,

6/12/2012 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too little, too late.
We have lost the streets.
It is not possible, in this political climate, to do what is necessary to get them back.
The police and the bad guys know this, the polititions will learn.

6/12/2012 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Violence Reduction Overtime Initiative " ?????
That would mean that there was SOME TYPE OF CRIME GOING ON ?????
I thought crime was down !!!!
Shades of Jonestown Batman !!
( Enjoy the Kool-Aide )

6/12/2012 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's tempting, but you can 61st and Racine my nutsack. Not to mention, can't remember when I last wrote a mover.

6/12/2012 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many speed trap cameras are installed? ZERO??

Come-on, come-on, what's the deal? They should ALL be installed already.

6/12/2012 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'd have to be a mushmind to spend your furlo working for straight time in some Ghetto Shithole.

6/12/2012 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For our future- don't sign up.. we can finally have a chance to break them.

6/12/2012 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds like a targeted response to the violence. With a mobile force. To strike at the problem.

Why didn't no one think of it before? McDoofus is a genius i tell ya

6/12/2012 02:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will not be working overtime on the "New Initiative". Sure my ex-wife and kids will appreciate me sending the checks, rather than showing up for graduations, birthdays,holidays or anniversarys.
I'm choosing to be in the lives of my family, rather than being taken advantage of by some greedy political hack.
The answer is more officers on the job,and a better contract, not jeopardizing officer safety for chump change!
Chicago ,got lucky with NATO, but clearly we still have problems, with the local variety of idiots.
Problems that are increasingly, undeniably obvious.
Even to the media !

6/12/2012 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"officers who are regularly making arrests,and writing parking tickets".
Is there a quota, or would that just be considered activity?

6/12/2012 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they wouldn't need this initiative if 018 was fully staffed and they had summer mobile--- who the hell wants to work on a saturday or sunday which is an rdo to babysit savages who can't behave--- only softballs will bid for this pussy detail--- you also need a certain amount of activity to qualify to work this cluster fuck--- can you say " quota " which is a violation of federal law.....

6/12/2012 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck that dont work

6/12/2012 04:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Chalkie said...

I should be a paid Verizon Wireless endorser, "Can you hear me now?"

6/12/2012 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously? A 'racketeering unit'? Or did I just hear the news wrong? I think I must be in the middle of a nightmare.

6/12/2012 05:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if Flaming Tutu hired more police we wouldn't have to have this initiative.

And shouldn't the FOP take this golden opportunity to scream it from the rooftops??? IF WE HAD ENOUGH POLICE THIS WOULD NOT BE NECESSARY!

And if nobody can get time off anyway, who the hell do they think is going to sign up for this bullshit?

This is the wave of the future. Let crime rise beyond even the most blind sheeple's tolerance level, then start a new initiative in response.

Chasing our tails.

6/12/2012 05:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a money whore because that's what makes my World go round but the only way I will do this, they have to pay me triple time and a half for the aggravation.

6/12/2012 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever you do officers please do not sign up for this program, all the city wants is for you to create revenue that is why they are implementing for you to have activity. It's all about ploy by 9.5 and his aldercreatures.

6/12/2012 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Regularly making arrest and writing tickets" ?
Who the fuck is doing that?
There's OUR problem.
We DON'T stick together.
Dumb.

6/12/2012 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, they want proactive officers,,,,hahaha, go ahead and sign up you dumb as fuck hairgels,,,, you will be stripped and skewered by 1. Your own inept bosses, 2. IPRA (ignorant peoples revenge authority, 3. Frank and Fran press Corps, 4. The Racoon, 5. Suckholes at IAD, 6. Loevy and loevy , 7. corporation scoundrels, ,,, anybody takes this job is soft as puppy shit.

6/12/2012 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why have the tac teams and the P.O.s at North Avenue Beach been told not to arrest evil-doers?

Would that be in avoiding the overtly racial nature of the misdeeds or so as to avoid court time?
Seriously, why?

6/12/2012 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys want to prove we can stick together don't work any extra it will really scare the fuck out of rahm. This will be a good test for contract negotiations once rahm sees people signing up he knows he has us. Don't do it! ! !

6/12/2012 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No thanks, I enjoy my time off. How about allowing one to use their time due? They won't let you use it anymore.

6/12/2012 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all the shit talking people do about the "hair gels" we know it's the "Rogainers" that will be volunteering for this!

6/12/2012 06:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pulling out of 61st and Racine? Gee, sounds familiar. Wait, I got it. MSF & TRU used to pull out of there. What a stroke of genius! Then again, maybe he's just a stroke.

6/12/2012 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep it. I'm not going in blind to some district I don't know

6/12/2012 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a old retired black officer who told me he was an undercover officer way wat way back. He was deep cover was even sent to jail no one knew he was CPD. He said he wasn't even paid through our payroll. We need guys like this. Met him while working for CPS Security some years ago. What a interesting and great man.

6/12/2012 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Rahm! You indeed have the "World Class City" you so often speak of. The world is watchichg and wondering when Chicago takes the #1 spot and Philadelphia falls to #2 in the murder rate.

6/12/2012 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Unfortunately this is nothing new. It's a rehashed version of Operation Safe City which was a complete JOKE. Because it is a seniority draw, the officers that show up have 30 years on and could care less about doing police work. They will be the first to tell you that they are just there for the time 1/2. There were officers who worked the desk and lockup for the last 10 years. Others who weren't even trained on automated arrest so they couldn't do an arrest if one jumped in their back seat. As long as they meet the "activity requirement" which is a joke they get in. Once in the program they get their activity (Parkers contact cards curfews) at Safe City so they are good for the next month.
It was a joke then and will be a joke once again as long as its open to the most senior officers. Same goes for the Sgts that were getting it. They could care less if their team generated any activity. As they would say "see you next week" as they walked out laughing.

6/12/2012 01:06:00 AM


The operative word is called SENIORITY. Get some. Then you can walk in and out laughing. It's a bitch when you have no seniority but fine as wine when you do. HINT: No one was born with seniority, everyone earned it through years of putting up with the bullshit. Let's see how much you are burning to do on this job in 25 or 30 years.

6/12/2012 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lmao hey gary guess what? that guy dangling the doughnut in front of me at NATO had a better chance of getting numbers out of me so I could work my off days .."really ron it'll work,the officers are money hungry dancing monkeys " guess what numbnut NO WE ARE NOT. The city didn't want to hire more cops ..do more with less? See what u get ...higher educated my ass...LIFM

6/12/2012 07:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole purpose of the NATO summit was to showcase Chicago and bring more tourists. Rahm forgot about these animals on the Gold Coast or he assumed the media would not cover it.

6/12/2012 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

didnt need activity quota to have to work 12 hours and have my days off canceled for nato!i keep hearing how good we did!

6/12/2012 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm burned out just working my regular days in the ghetto. Why would I work on my precious weekends. Hire more cops. If not we will turn out like the dispatchers bitter and grouchy from being forced to work overtime.

6/12/2012 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a band aid covering a gapping wound!!! DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS!!! We need more new hires not a quick fix! This screws all of us and the city as well

6/12/2012 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As crime keeps escalating and there are still no more police officers hired, one has to wonder if there isn't an attorney salivating at the prospect of suing the city for failing to provide adequate security for the citizens and visitors who pay taxes that are supposed to cover the cost of said security. This need for paying overtime appears to be an admission that there aren't enough officers. 

6/12/2012 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you expect to happen when you over saturate the ghetto districts with all available manpower?! The ghetto dwellers go elsewhere for example beaches, downtown and every district north. The C.T.A. brings them right to your door step. What a f*cking city.

6/12/2012 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey FOP, how about picking one night and demanding all FOP members refuse to sign up for that night? Even those claiming they need the money can go without one night since they didn't have this before it was announced. It'll never happen that no one signs up at all, nor is that a reasonable request, but one night is.

6/12/2012 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got a kma amount of time and will be taking taking in some OT for now on. If they put the quota thing on it like safe summer, I'll greivence it like them and make a shit load of OT for not even having to show up. The department gets their worker to come in and work and I get my $$$$'

6/12/2012 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is this a NEW initiative. Several years ago it was called "Safe Streets" and "Safe Summer". My question is this. If the city's budget is all screwed up, where is this money coming from?

6/12/2012 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you hear what happened in 8? Black asshOle cop tried to stop a white officer from arresting some banger on a signed complaint. Actually PHYSICALLY grabbed onto the white officer and held his arms down so he couldn't cuff him! Happened on 3rd watch. Let's see if these bosses have any balls to do something about it. EveryOne is always afraid of the black cops. This needs to be punished!

6/12/2012 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears that these brilliant minds at 35th Street cannot seem to come up with an original idea! Back in the late 60's early 70's of the last Century,Chicago Police Department hiring and promotion was under the control of a Federal Judge named Prentice Marshall. The judge held back hiring because of prior discriminatory hiring and promotion practices, so they would allow CPD officers to work in their district of assignment on their days off. HOWEVER, THEY WORKED FOR STRAIGHT TIME BECAUSE THIS WAS BEFORE THE UNION. THIS NEW PROPOSAL IS THE SAME SHELL GAME AS THEN ONLY THIS TIME IT WILL COST A HELL OF A LOT MORE.

6/12/2012 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Roger Elmer said...

OT SCC

The Family of P.O. Charles "Rocky" Elmer would like to thank all on-duty, off-duty, and retired members who attended Rocky's wake.
Family and non-police friends were amazed at the outpouring and Chaplain Al Lopez had a tremendous St. Jude ceremony.

I just wish we could always stick together like this and that the citizens could see how much the passing of one of our own means to all of us.

Thank you again to all and also to you SCC.

Retired Sgt. Roger Elmer

6/12/2012 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're better off with less officers on the payroll if Rahm allows us to work 1 of our days off for overtime pay . JFLEd was right give some people a 1 lb gold bar and they will complain they
wanted gold coins . It's the benefits we get that cost city money . Now let FOP DEMAND that OT be granted to ensure ALL BEAT CARS on the 1st and 3rd watch are 2 man.

6/12/2012 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an old-timer. Yes, I'm signing up and yes, when I get it I'm not doing anything but collecting a check.

6/12/2012 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How about getting some of the younger black officers to infiltrate these groups of honor students. Basically the only common thread here is that they are all black teens descending on downtown and attacking and robbing white people. Infiltrating these types of groups can't get any easier; there is no organization and they all don't know each other. Undercovers would aid in getting robbery and/or hate crime charges approved. Something needs to be done quickly or this will destroy our city.
***********************************

They should be charged with HATE CRIMES! If this was turned around our ASA's wouldn't bat an eye to charge a white kid with a hate crime. They are thugs and need to be sent away for a very long time. It's time to change the laws! You know the difference between right and wrong. A 14 yr old definitely should know the difference. Their parents need to be held accountable too!!

6/12/2012 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought McPickled said several times, more cops isn't the answer. I am truly confused (hiccup) more Kool-Ade and an event number.

6/12/2012 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why haven't any bosses been held responsible for the violence in their districts and demoted or transferred? Wasn't that one of McNuts' main policies?

6/12/2012 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those videos on chicago news report are frightening. you coppers should invest in a predator drone and blast those savages to high hell.

6/12/2012 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do dics get the parker,mover,contact card quota.

6/12/2012 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets face it, it is cheaper to hire back and pay overtime when needed then to hire full time police officers which require pension and benefit payments.

6/12/2012 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw that! I'm not signing up! Why ruin my summer?

6/12/2012 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to say this but you guys could work night and day and it wouldn't change a thing. Chicago is as doomed as Detroit. You'll never be able to change the mindset of those who think it's allright to beat and rob someone because they can. Chicago needs concealed carry laws. When the thugs realize that they may get shot trying to rob someone it might change that mindset (well, except for the terminally stupid). Best of luck to Chicagos finest, stay safe.c

6/12/2012 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't work it for double time. Now that things are out of control it is rush rush for overtime. No thanks. If the strokes in charge had listened they wouldn't be sweating out their compstat appearances.

Ask McBooze and Rahm, we are not short of police officers. Right. Just like Rumsfeld could invade Iraq with a lean, mean and fast moving force, not the 450,000 the generals recommended. How did that work out?

This situation is not something some special employment can straighten out. This is an entire generation gone wild, police cannot fix what parenting has failed to do. All these young 'uns have in front of them is prison and unemployment.

Chicago will need 15,000 cops to even begin to get a handle on the problems we are headed for.

And forget concealed carry. God forbid, guns are illegal, ask the gun control idiots. Just look how gun control has helped Illinois. Only one out of 50 to forbid concealed carry.

6/12/2012 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I'm writing 5 movers, curfews etc. under and for this administration I don't need an overtime initiative, I need a psychiatrist.
How about this, a plumber is making more than most of us and he won't have to go fight with joe for 8.5 hrs after the sun goes down. Quite a Union benefit.
Rahms Overtime Initiative will disappear faster than it popped up. Three or four days of overtime for a hundred or so won't pay your tax bill, kids tuition or worth the added risk of getting hurt.
Is it worth it to be pro-active anymore? Wouldn't a little more solidarity be more beneficial?
Remember who telling you how to do your job - some Merit hack boss. Let them work nights in the ghetto.

6/12/2012 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the blue shirt in the 7th floor assembly room at 26th St: Try being polite, as much as you think you are a white shirt, you're just a lucky blue shirt

6/12/2012 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Kudos to NBC WMAQ-TV Channel 5 reporter Dick Johnson for his televised interview of the (white) victim of a subway robbery (iPhone) and beating by "...a mob of BLACK teenagers...". (emphasis mine).

No victims know more about the scourge of violence by young blacks than all the decent, law-abiding black people of Chicago. It's so refreshing to have Channel 5 "keep it real" without the damn "political correctness" that permeates and diminishes the credibility of the mainstream media.

Now if only other media would accurately report both the intraracial and interracial epidemic of terror and violent crimes perpetrated by roving bands of feral black youth. Instead, media chooses to act like an ostrich burying his head in the sand in denial. At all costs, media ignores "the elephant in the room" lest some delusional fools accuse them of "insensitive racist reporting". Balderdash!

Again, congratulations to Channel 5 for having the cojones to report indisputable relevant facts in the interests of public awareness and safety. My black friends are acutely aware that the TRUTH must trump this damn "political correctness".

How can uninformed citizens address this outrage if the cowardly media fails to report objectively?

6/12/2012 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Hey Chicago Media.....this is getting old constantly scolding you guys on this blog, but, doesn't anyone take issue with that 17-year old being pregnant (the one that was shot while sitting in her house)? Are we going to just let these parasites continue to reproduce at will without any repercussions whatsoever? They don't have the mindset or finances to raise 1 kid, say nothing of 4. The whole family structure sounds like it's gone completely. There are no positive role models.

So, go ahead and keep spending time and money fighting the back-end ramifications of this (gangs), and keep losing. Until you (or, we) address the source of the issue, nothing changes. Does the last 40 years tell us anything, or, do we not pay attention to history and learn from it?

Can we at the VERY LEAST stop financially rewarding people for having so many effing kids. WTF??

6/12/2012 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds like the tactics they used with some schools last year to get them to work a longer day.

We'll give you school supplies and let you keep your job.
Or the longer school day nonsense with not pay.


Same tricks, same clowns, different audience

It's for the children. My ass!

The Teacher

6/12/2012 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only have 5 years on so I prob won't get it, but I'd love to be sent downtown to fuck with these roving bands of animals. Fuck them. As much as I dont like living here, it makes it worse when u hear about these type of things

6/12/2012 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our murder rate has made it to MSN's home page. Hooray for Chalkie!

6/12/2012 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous AND IN OTHER NEWS... said...

O T & F Y I

The Spring 2012 issue of Northwestern University Magazine contains an in depth biography of Rahm Emanuel (an NU grad), in honor of his 1st year as mayor. It's a very liberal, pro Rahm, review, (eg. they still say he put more cops on the street), but very thorough at 8 pages long.

http://www.northwestern.edu/magazine/spring2012/feature/in-your-face.html


An accompanying article talks about how he dominates and "persuades" (ie. bullies) the media into seeing things HIS way.

http://www.northwestern.edu/magazine/spring2012/feature/in-your-face-sidebar/rahms-rhetoric-the-power-of-persuasion.html

6/12/2012 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONTRACT TIME PEOPLE!!! Remember the city wants to take away your uniform, duty,Holidays and for you to pay more into pension while they dont..This is our TIME TO STRIKE.DO NOT SIGN UP FOR OT!!!

The city will pay us time n half to do this and bail them out and 10weeks from now when its over they will stick it in our asses while they look good for crime drop.

Let the alderman & city sweet in the shit bomb they stired up..STICK TOGETHER

6/12/2012 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the Cliff Claven comment! Cliff and the Raccoon. Can someone write a book with that title?

6/12/2012 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I could use the money, but no way am I signing up...They are going to want heads, I.e. 1 baggers, drinkers, gambling. I will not be a whipping boy for this dept. at time and a half, just not worth it

6/12/2012 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago's rising murder numbers has made the national news on the AP...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47778690/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

6/12/2012 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Would love to see knowbody sign up for this..we should stick together on this and let it get out of control all summer long till they really see it cant be dont with what we have.. And with this crap 4-2 who wants to work a wknd when they only roll arnd every 5weeks.

6/12/2012 12:42:00 AM

To the dept & city...Please! Please! Please bring back the 10hr car. Best thing to happen to the job! This 4 & 2 BS couldn't suck anymore than it does

6/12/2012 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not sign up for this.

None of this will be remembered when the city cuts your pension and health benefits.

Spend your days off with your family..doing what you love.

Life is too short my friends.

None of us knows what tomorrow will bring.

Let them hire more officers.

Be safe out there, and remember, take care of *YOURSELF*
and your *LOVED ONES*

6/12/2012 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This the chance for CPD to stick it to Rahm and McTool - DON'T SIGN UP! Our future is hanging in the balance. F Rahm and McTool!.

6/12/2012 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. Do anything except the obvious. (Hire More Officers) It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. The people of this city are so fucked.

6/12/2012 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can CHALKIE sign up?

6/12/2012 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mcstupid just said on wgn that Chicago violence is due to the fact Chicago has four times the guns on the street than New York has. Doesn't New York have concealed carry?

6/12/2012 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Joe Citizen said...

Mr.Mayor, or associate. How many people will have to die before you hire the amount of police officers we tax paying and VOTING citizens need?
We are paying for it, where are they? Where does the money go. These guys and gals can not do this overtime gig without putting their overworked tired lives on the line any more than they do now. Your plan is going to fail and then what?

6/12/2012 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The highest homicide rate in Chicago was the year 1971 when 970 were killed. 1981 netted 877 murders. At current rates we should be well under those numbers. Ask Pat Camden who would routinely report those numbers. Special Employment was around in the '70s, but only paid straight time.

6/12/2012 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will sign up for every available date and laugh all the way to the bank. There is no unity in this department. Look at the tactical teams.... they certainly are not team players, they're still yes boss, ok boss, anything to stay on tact boss. Who’s kidding who?

Just like everyone wants the FOP out…
Just like everyone is going to protest McCarthy..
Just like everyone won’t write movers…

This unity talk that everyone should do this do that….doesn’t work in this day and age. So hold up your five man boycott, I will make the ca$h.

Come on get real. Stop your bitching….

6/12/2012 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we had concealed carry in this city these wildlings might think twice about jumping Mr. visitor. It will happen eventually when a gun carrying normal citizen guns some of the bad guys down during a robbery.

6/12/2012 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TAC TEAMS, PO'S ASSIGNED TO DOWNTOWN & NORTH AVE BEACH have been told NOT to lock people up.... start locking up the wildings and after two weeks they will go back to the hood...

6/12/2012 12:50:00 AM

WHO told them NOT to lock people up? Is this first-hand knowledge or a rumor? Because if it's true, that is WHY we have these problems in the first place.

God, I wish we could still hold people 72 hours!

6/12/2012 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You'd have to be a mushmind to spend your furlo working for straight time in some Ghetto Shithole.

6/12/2012 01:35:00 AM

Can't you read?

6/12/2012 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous DON'T DO IT!! said...

This is our opportunity to strike the best way we legally can. As tempting as it is, just say no!! This truly would speak volumes in letting our city know how we feel. Fuck us?! FUCK YOU!!

6/12/2012 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a joke then and will be a joke once again as long as its open to the most senior officers. Same goes for the Sgts that were getting it. They could care less if their team generated any activity. As they would say "see you next week" as they walked out laughing.

6/12/2012 01:06:00 AM

With 26 years on, I'm not new here. It makes me sick that senior officers stay on this job until their ass is booted out the door at 63. And still working special...because they are greedy fuckers. I'm not talking about those with special circumstances. But for most of them, it's sheer greed.

There are people on this job with 40+ years on. Not a typo--40 + years on. Imagine spending 40 years in this shithole.

Makes no sense. No life outside this job, or in cushy spots, so why go?

Think about it--there are people on this job who came on in 1972! 19-fucking-72! FOUR years after 1968. Seniority might even go back to 1970. Shit, disco didn't start 'til 7 years after that!

I see geriatric patrolmen, sgts, you name it. Look like they should be in a wheelchair.

GTFO already!

6/12/2012 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, very few of us want to stop this violence. It's awesome to see part of a group that absolutely hates you die. It's even better when it's the result of reverends and politicians who tied our hands because we were too "rough" with the problem to begin with. Reap what you sow. Breakingnews is the best thing to read in the morning, carnage and death and no one in roll call cares. God I love this job

6/12/2012 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting idea of people working undercover and infiltrating the wilding groups... They are such cowards, preying on one or two people while they're in packs of 50-100.
As a concerned citizen that still loves this city, what can the average citizen do? (other than stay inside and call the police if we see suspicious persons and/or actual crimes taking place).

6/12/2012 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

frank "the german" schweihs was exhumed at St Mary's this morning


what do you think that's about?

6/12/2012 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
How about getting some of the younger black officers to infiltrate these groups of honor students. Basically the only common thread here is that they are all black teens descending on downtown and attacking and robbing white people. Infiltrating these types of groups can't get any easier; there is no organization and they all don't know each other. Undercovers would aid in getting robbery and/or hate crime charges approved. Something needs to be done quickly or this will destroy our city.

6/12/2012 12:21:00 AM<<<

Not really. Few undercovers of any race can appear 14-20 years of age of these "Wilding Gangs." Even if you can get one or two close enough then what, they become potentialy victims.

One of these gang mutts could be on the way to a corner downtown and send a TXT message and by the time he got there he could have a posse of 10-50 ready for blood.

They may not know each other in the old fashioned sense but social media changed all that. An undercover who can tap into those networks would a gold mine but also a legality bomb. Some citizen out there who could do that and tip us off would be greatly appreciated.

6/12/2012 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So are you telling me, I need comp time/ time 1/2 so bad that I would give up my weekends denied ( which are already denied )to get a break from the dump I already work in and the assholes I work for, to be placed in another shit hole, possibly "foot patrol" on third watch, in a district I'm not familiar with and with someone from those cushy districts who can't deal with a west side/ south savage? Only to make an arrest so that I can be treated like the outside goof by the DSS/ XO because I VOLUNTEERED for this? Um, NOT! Not worth my time, the law suits, the angry bosses, the miserable family at home, and me- the disgruntled police who lives, eats, and sleep shit, I D T S!

6/12/2012 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey mush, it's time and a half, not straight time, stay on the desk where you belong...

6/12/2012 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Change the Juvenile system and perhaps some of these pukes wouldn't be so quick to re-offend. It's an absolute joke how quick they go back home to family after committing felony offenses.


Leroy Brown

6/12/2012 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry guys I can use the extra cash once in a while, if they want to pay me time and half to pretend to do something I'll be happy to oblige.

6/12/2012 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Rahm, one of the most important things that a "world class city" needs is for the residents and visitors to feel safe. Until you take meaningful steps to combat this ever increasing crime wave by HIRING MORE COPS, nothing you do will matter and people will continue to flee from this cesspool and relocate to a safer city where their safety is not at risk. You, and people like you, have allowed the savages to take over and you did absolutely nothing to stop it. Enjoy reading the daily homicide stats as they continue to rise until Chicago becomes the murder capitol of the country. Asshat!

6/12/2012 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sanctuary City politicians busier than a cat covering up s--t on a linoleum rug. Even the governor is jumping in with new RICO laws!

Is it just me or has there been a flurry of P/R's lately on crimes other than shootings in the "World Class" (cough-cough) Sanctuary City?

It's like don't look at the 53 shootings this weekend and the 46 shootings the prior weekend. No look at this video that we just released from a crime way back in April of a 86 year old man getting jacked up.

Seriously!?!

You sit on a crime for about two months and then ask the public for help and release a video?

I have to wonder if the shootings did not happen this weekend if you would even care about the poor 86 year old guy at all that got jack rolled. He does makes such a convenient tool to distract from your department leadership failures though doesn't he? Use the crisis!

Congrats, so you got some cell phone store robbers and why yes isn't the timing of the NATO terrorist charges interesting. THAT should push these shootings off the front pages and give the public something else to talk about.

Heh..nice try but let me ask you...what was it...one dead and five more shot last night at least? Should we add them to the weekend totals or start a new count?

There's a perception problem here alright and it's that the public is not buying some peoples perception of crime being down. You people pulled this same krap with using the stats during a snow storm in an attempt to show us how much 9-1-1 response times have improved and this is just more of the same.

Well only five more months to go and then the elections will be over and all the pressure will be off. After all this is all about winning those "campaign donations" and fulfilling ego's. That's all.

Welcome to the World Class Sanctuary City Shootout/ Union Busting Event. Homicide Capital of the Midwest. Mayor Rahm Emanual presiding.

How's those corporate tax breaks to save jobs at the CME, Sears, Motorola, etc...and your new city park going mayor? Plenty of money to blow there no?

6/12/2012 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where'z all the speed trap cameras and why haven't they been installed yet?

6/12/2012 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 01:24... you are right.
We have lost the streets and because of the legal ramifications, we are not prepared to get them back. If the bosses didn't learn anything from last year, you are wasting your breath about this year. And, don't think that it will slow down when the weather is cooler... it will be like a runaway train, gaining momentum as the animals become bolder and the courts let them roam free.

6/12/2012 02:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow we are worried about a bunch of robberies in the downtown area, but what about the west and south side shootings? They are shooting at each other at an alarming rate. Oh well who cares about the west and south side ghetto trash when the wealthy people of Michigan Ave are gettin' robbed.

6/12/2012 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad this IDIOT boss McDope is on the press circuit telling everyone its a perception issue. Really are you that fucking clueless.

Tell that to the tourist that he is only perceiving that his jaw is broken or the 50 people shot they only perceiving they got bullets in them.

What a Moron!!
and your stats are all bullshit,liars figure and figures lie!!!

6/12/2012 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

trust me if this idiot could figure out how to hide the bodies he would, liars figure and figures lie, McCarthy the great stat manipulator. Glad to see the public isnt buyign this line of bullshit.

6/12/2012 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired now but remember they did this years back. You worked in your own district on days off. The city Spinmeisters are getting to the bottom of their bag of tricks to find something to appease the public. The Ghetto sharks smell the blood in the water and won't stop until they are stopped. Good Luck girls and boys!

6/12/2012 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 47 PPOs currently in training are getting permanently assigned to 01 and 018 in July.

6/12/2012 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Learn from the teachers. Just say no.

6/12/2012 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't blame very much of this bullshit on Supt. McCarthy. He is working with what the Racoon is willing to give him. Still remember him with the troops at NATO. He earned tons of points with me. Say what you want he is doing the best he can.

6/12/2012 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't cry that you can't get time due because of lack of manpower if you sign up for this. This is just so the city does not have to hire more police.

6/12/2012 03:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And forget concealed carry. God forbid, guns are illegal, ask the gun control idiots. Just look how gun control has helped Illinois. Only one out of 50 to forbid concealed carry.

6/12/2012 09:39:00 AM

Funny, I don't think one registered gun owner killed or shot anyone in the weekend of death and destruction.

Whoops--I forgot, it's 'SHOOTINGS' and 'KILLINGS'.

6/12/2012 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets face it, it is cheaper to hire back and pay overtime when needed then to hire full time police officers which require pension and benefit payments.

6/12/2012 09:08:00 AM

Well, you're half right.
Rahm blatantly violates State law by refusing to pay into the pension plan as mandated.

6/12/2012 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The whole purpose of the NATO summit was to showcase Chicago and bring more tourists. Rahm forgot about these animals on the Gold Coast or he assumed the media would not cover it.

6/12/2012 07:39:00 AM

----
Too bad this didn't happen during NATO to some media types. What'd Rahm do, make a deal with the gangs that weekend?

Wouldn't put it past him.

6/12/2012 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you hear what happened in 8? Black asshOle cop tried to stop a white officer from arresting some banger on a signed complaint. Actually PHYSICALLY grabbed onto the white officer and held his arms down so he couldn't cuff him! Happened on 3rd watch. Let's see if these bosses have any balls to do something about it. EveryOne is always afraid of the black cops. This needs to be punished!

6/12/2012 08:39:00 AM

Oh, sounds like there's a good story here. Do tell.

6/12/2012 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey FOP, how about picking one night and demanding all FOP members refuse to sign up for that night? Even those claiming they need the money can go without one night since they didn't have this before it was announced. It'll never happen that no one signs up at all, nor is that a reasonable request, but one night is.

6/12/2012 08:24:00 AM

THIS IS AN AMAZING IDEA. Not a strike. Not job action. Just a day when nobody wanted special. Ooops.

And, of course, the special employment roster is available online, to see who/if anyone broke ranks.

6/12/2012 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm, "Why buy any &%*#ing cops, we would have to admit we needed them all along. I'd have to f#$$king have test$ that would bring all kinds of poverty pimp race bating lawsuits. I gotta train their a$$e$ and that take$ month$. Then there'$ tho$e pen$ion$$$ for tho$e greedy little ba$tard$. They never vote for ME.

Nah...ju$t rent some cop$ when we need em. U$e 'em up, burn them out and let them die young. Ju$t make $ure nothing happen$ downtown. You got that?"

McCarthy, "Yeah, sure if you want I can get you some boys from New York, cheap."

6/12/2012 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a old retired black officer who told me he was an undercover officer way wat way back. He was deep cover was even sent to jail no one knew he was CPD. He said he wasn't even paid through our payroll. We need guys like this. Met him while working for CPS Security some years ago. What a interesting and great man.

6/12/2012 07:17:00 AM

I happen to know who you're talking about. His was an interestng career. (There are a couple still on the job, as well, who once were secret squirrels. It was fun times. Scary, but fun.)

6/12/2012 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois Cares? Not anymore!

The Illinois Cares Prescription Drug Health Care Benefit has been terminated by the Governor and it takes effect July 1.

Tack that onto the extended unemployment insurance benefit being cancelled last month and you can expect to be fastening up that chin strap on your riot helmets soon.

There are no living wage jobs here, now you want to cut off the social safety nets? People are being pushed into survival mode in which anything can happen. Look at Greece, Spain..etc.

The politicians that cry about not standing in the way of free trade first block the re-importation of prescription drugs. The drugs made by the exact same US drug manufacturers and sold cheaper abroad to protect the pharma companies profits. Then they turn around complaining that health care cost are just too damn high, therefore the citizens must accept the cuts as there is nothing else we can do. BULLSHIT!!

Nevertheless, the Illinois Governor just signed what could be a death sentence for over 25,000 Illinoisan's, seniors and children, by demanding healthcare cuts and the end of this Prescription Drug Aid program.

Who cares right?

Well 25,000 people in Illinois will be forced to find a way to make up for that loss and who knows where it's going to come from. It's money out of the economy to fund tax breaks for the corporations and it may force an increase in illegal activity.

AND...your healthcare cuts are next. Teachers, Police, Fire...everyone's healthcare costs are increasing at a rate twice the rate of inflation and just imagine what that is going to do to your pension checks when they take away (COLA) cost of living adjustments. Each year you go deeper into poverty as the expenses increase at an exponential rate, expected to double in cost every ten years at current rates. Not to mention that the older you get the more likely you will need even more healthcare services.

The system is broken and we wonder why work anymore? Why work if the work is not going to provide for our future. Get kicked aside at 65, maybe even 55 or even 50 with nothing to show for 30~40 years of work! No social security, no pension, Cut the education for the next generation so they will not have any living wage jobs for themselves let alone be able to fund any social services for the retired and needy. Hell we can't even save enough ourselves now for retirement the way healthcare cost are exploding. Anyone that thinks otherwise is delusional.

This capitalistic system has turned into one giant corrupt Ponzi scam and more people are seeing it everyday.

We're headed for a global class war.

6/12/2012 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where'z all the speed trap cameras and why haven't they been installed yet?

6/12/2012 02:27:00 PM

Oh. My. God.
First, you're some kind of insane, wishing for these cameras.
Second, the damned cameras were installed the day they installed red light cameras. Oh, wait; they ARE the red light cameras.
Btw, the LAW does not allow for speeding cameras yet.

6/12/2012 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love my city if I could be CPD... Be nice but I see that won't happen... :-(

6/12/2012 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to McJersey Shore as quoted on ABC7's website:


""If you look at the fact that New York, which is three times the size of Chicago -- three times the population, three times the land mass -- has the same number of murders, that means we've got three times the murder rate of New York City. So, that's not ok," McCarthy said."

Shouldn't that logic dictate that we should have 1/3 the number of uniformed officers? You know, just to keep things equal. It doesn't pass muster to compare population, land mass, and murders when not all acting factors aren't equal. I'm obviously talking about manpower.

From NYPD's website (from their website):


"How many Police Officers are there in the NYPD?

The NYPD's current uniformed strength is approximately 34,500."

Seems like a good start to the city's violence issues is a pretty simple math problem. Rahm, I know you can't quite count to ten, and your former boss has a rather weak grip on certain (most) economic principles, I would argue that logic dictates that your hand picked stooge just told the press that there aren't enough police.

But that's OK. You shouldn't be bothered by our "little people problems." many of us like going backwards in seniority, no opportunities for advancement or even lateral transfers to other districts. In fact, we find the unfortunate combination of backlogs AND downed cars a challenge as opposed to an inconvenience. In fact, don't even bother giving us ground troops any lip service regarding stagnating furlough choices, restricted usage of comp time, or the plethora of bosses that couldn't lead a leashed house mouse out of a wet paper bag.

So, great idea! Use funds that should be budgeted for more full time POs, and use it instead in an attempt to buy off the rank and file while at the same time burning them out. BTW, great idea to give the shitheads a heads the intel they need to know that they can still run free on Tuesdays and Wednesdays - always good tactical advice to announce to the enemy when you won't be on the front lines.

6/12/2012 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Monday, McCarthy also addressed the 223 murders and 967 shootings so far this year . He said murder is up 36 percent and shootings are up 11 percent compared with the same period of 2011. But he said shootings and murders were down about 8 percent so far in the second quarter compared with 2011.

------

WTF? Shows intention to mislead via statistics! WTF? When did we ever tally crime by quarters? Quarters are for businesses and accounting, not for counting crime.

The media should be forced to put on uniforms and be deployed to the south and west sides on a weekend.

And McRetardo is also rearranging our calendar system...because now the weekend is considered to be Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun---is it Monday too now?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

6/12/2012 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm signing up! I'll do whatever it takes to make money. I want to be in the 1%.

6/12/2012 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will not sign up, will not burn myself out, will not endanger myself, will not get shot at, will not be sued.etc....etc...etc....

6/12/2012 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Day in, day out, south and west sides like Syria with AK-47s.

Like Bosnia -- when are they going to start finding the mass graves?

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday -- AND WHAT THE HELL DO WEEKENDS MEAN TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T WORK IN THE FIRST PLACE? -- you got Vietnam going.

...and every Monday, like clockwork, you got Pfleger crying pro forma and McCarthy telling you "crime is down ten percent" and Evelyn Holmes interviewing some visibly stupid person who pronounces the situation as being "unacceptable" for the ten thousandth iteration, while the neighborhood kids laugh and throw up gang signs behind her.

Did I miss anything?

>yawn<

6/12/2012 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They don't have the mindset or finances to raise 1 kid, say nothing of 4. The whole family structure sounds like it's gone completely..."

--6/12/2012 09:51:00 AM


...but they got $180.00 micro braids and a gold lip stud and a $400 smartphone and somehow they are living in a brick house with multiple cars parked outside.

Tremendous abundance, bumper crop of low-hanging fruit.

This economy has a LONG way left to fall.

As a fellow from India once told me, "Most Americans don't know what poverty is."

6/12/2012 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Mc Puppet said...

We don't need more police. Really, that's what the little guy told me.

He said, f--k them coppers. I don't want anyone else putting money into to the pension fund until "I get what I want".

So, until I get what I want, NO MORE POLICE.

6/12/2012 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the tac teams in 019 to busy locking people for scalping than to go after real crime

6/12/2012 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DON'T DO IT!! said...

This is our opportunity to strike the best way we legally can. As tempting as it is, just say no!! This truly would speak volumes in letting our city know how we feel. Fuck us?! FUCK YOU!!
-----
Times are tough for sure, myself included. But we really need to STRIKE,,,,STRIKE THE OT.

6/12/2012 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

coppers that came on in 1972 are always on time not like the hair gels

6/12/2012 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The 47 PPOs currently in training are getting permanently assigned to 01 and 018 in July.

6/12/2012 03:10:00 PM

?????????????

What PPO's in training?

There are NO / NONE / Zero / ZIP / PPO's in training!

There were 46 hired and graduated last year (2011).

No 2012 hires yet.

6/12/2012 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry guys I can use the extra cash once in a while, if they want to pay me time and half to pretend to do something I'll be happy to oblige.

Don't do it. I know the money is tempting, but you will not be helping the cause for a few hundred dollars. The reason why the city dumps on us all the time is because we always fall for the bait. A few hundred dollars isnt going to make you or break you, so tell the city no. Until we all band together, the city will continue to dump on us. So, please do not fall for the bait. Tell the city no.

6/12/2012 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 7 reporting 53 SHOT, 9 DEAD over weekend, and at least 10-13 more shootings since then and it's only Tuesday.

It's blurring. We are going into a full seven-day week of this s__t.

Oh -- last week one station actually reported that approx. 75% of shooters and 70% of victims are black. You can probably fill in most of the rest with the government-invented "Hispanic" category.

There it is.

6/12/2012 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got the seniority to get any of the O.T. iniatives I choose. However since I work inside I'm basically excluded from this particular one because of the activity requirements. Maybe I can do contact cards on everyone who walks into the district!

6/12/2012 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would you not take this deal? I do not see this a a sellout, you are just taking advantage of the situation. Everybody could use a few bucks.

6/12/2012 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

time and 1/2

6/12/2012 05:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be careful what you wish for, they will bring the 6 and 2 back before they bring the 10 hr car back. The 10 hr car did not work for the city, so be careful with your wishes.

6/12/2012 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous M.T. from 006 said...

Fuck the OT, fuck the man power shortage....

Give purple shades a gassed up tahoe and send him downtown!!

6/12/2012 05:36:00 PM  
Blogger Chuckles said...

By Jeremy Gorner Tribune reporter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-top-cop-mccarthy-on-crime-were-having-a-perception-issue-20120612,0,6347607.story
1:37 p.m. CDT, June 12, 2012
Amid media reports highlighting Chicago’s rise in homicides and shootings so far this year, police Superintendent Garry McCarthysaid Tuesday he is facing “a perception issue” when it comes to crime.

Speaking to the Union League Club in the Loop, McCarthy pointed to declines in homicides and shootings in recent weeks but said he’s having a hard time getting that message to register with the public.

“Would anybody believe me if I told you that murders in the city were down 17 percent in the last month? Probably not, right?,” McCarthy told about 100 people at the breakfast. “Would anybody believe me if I told you that shootings are down in the last two months, 10 weeks? Would anybody believe if I told you that we had less shootings on Memorial Day this year than we did last year? Probably not.

"We’re having a perception issue. And perhaps it’s my problem. Perhaps it’s my fault. I don’t know how to change this.”

6/12/2012 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Can't blame very much of this bullshit on Supt. McCarthy. He is working with what the Racoon is willing to give him. Still remember him with the troops at NATO. He earned tons of points with me. Say what you want he is doing the best he can.

6/12/2012 03:12:00 PM

LOLOLOLOLOL

YOU my friend! ARE A DUMBASS!

LOLOLOLOLOL

6/12/2012 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you see those little jagoffs acting stupid,lock them up. Especially the females. If they talk trash lock them up.

6/12/2012 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot will not ne in the 16th district
you can take that to the bank

6/12/2012 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Channel 2-CBS nationwide evening news started and ended their telecast with a story about the rising murder rate in Chicago.

In the first story, they interviewed McDrunken and he spouted his usual mumbo-jumbo blah-blah-blah the gangs are killing each other, but crime is down 11% overall.

They ended the telecast with the viewpoint of a young male high schooler that resides in Englewood and attends a school in Englewood.

CBS did a good job telling the truth about CHIRAQ, VERY-ILL-A- NOISE.

6/12/2012 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you sell out, greedy ,no life, losers who sign up for this bs will be treated like the union busting scabs you are. When you walk around the "new" to you districts, with 10 digit call sign, lost, don't ask us straight pay patrolmen shit. Fuck off sell outs!!!. Enjoy the extra money this winter when you finally get a day off. I'll be with my family all summer!

6/12/2012 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the tac teams in 019 to busy locking people for scalping than to go after real crime

6/12/2012 04:44:00 PM

Too funny!!! It's hard to believe that the tac bosses let a team bring in solely scalpers as their activity. That's it. That's their whole thing, scalpers. When cubs games are out of town that particular team has no activity. They should not be a tac team, they should reassign them to the watch and just have them work on Cubs game as a scalping prevention crew.

6/12/2012 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Did you hear what happened in 8? Black asshOle cop tried to stop a white officer from arresting some banger on a signed complaint. Actually PHYSICALLY grabbed onto the white officer and held his arms down so he couldn't cuff him! Happened on 3rd watch. Let's see if these bosses have any balls to do something about it. EveryOne is always afraid of the black cops. This needs to be punished!

______________

Who the hell is afraid of the black cops? What are you talking about. I sure as hell am not afraid of any black cop. Fuck that. They get in the way of a lawful arrest i'm trying to make, fuck them. They'll be going just like the shithead. Obstructing!!

6/12/2012 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if McWhiskey came up with something other than what he disbanded, and to save face just called it something different? It can't be the Mobile Strike Force, so let's see.

It could be the Agile Hit Team, or the Nomadic Attack Crew. Perhaps the Roving Strong Group.

Wandering Minstrels? Work with me people! God knows we need something out there!

6/12/2012 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a perception issue!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

6/12/2012 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: The 019 scalping arrests...

It's fucking appalling that any boss in 019 hasn't stopped this bullshit yet. It's just one team (1962) that basis all their activity on nothing but Cubs game scalpers.

This team arrested a very nice man that i know for trying to sell one extra ticket he had on him b/c his son couldn't make the game. He is a M/2/40's who lives in a nice suburb. He came to the game with his wife and had an extra ticket. He said he Just wanted to dump it. He walked around and asked if anyone wanted to buy a ticket. Next thing he knew he got cuffed and hauled into 019. At the very most, couldn't they have just ANOV'd the guy. Was it necessary to bring him in. Are these losers that hard up for a CB that they stoop to this shit. Gimme a break. You guys are not tac material if the most you are able to find is a white guy in his 40's trying to dump a cubs ticket.

6/12/2012 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
The 47 PPOs currently in training are getting permanently assigned to 01 and 018 in July.

6/12/2012 03:10:00 PM

?????????????

What PPO's in training?

There are NO / NONE / Zero / ZIP / PPO's in training!

There were 46 hired and graduated last year (2011).

No 2012 hires yet.

6/12/2012 05:01:00 PM

The PPO's that graduated last April are still in their field training cycles. The department has pulled them several times for details and will use them again. Those PPO's never received adequate training after graduation but training is not that priority. But they are young and in shape to chase the flash mobs.

6/12/2012 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Learn from the teachers. Just say no.

6/12/2012 03:12:00 PM

Nicely done

6/12/2012 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the tac teams in 019 to busy locking people for scalping than to go after real crime

6/12/2012 04:44:00 PM
George A. Custer would say that scalping is a real crime

6/12/2012 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I don't know the next man's financial situation, I won't look negatively upon any PO who takes the money. As for me, I'm lucky. My 1 child is fnished with college, gainfully employed, and living in her own her home. I don't need the money. So, aint no way I'm hangin out in the hood on my off days.

6/12/2012 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell the city no.

6/12/2012 05:05:00 PM
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The city is not hiring right now, they are letting us grab a carrot and you say no? They will stop this initiative as soon as they can. It costs more to pay us time and a half than it does to hire new officers. This is a stopgap measure.

6/12/2012 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can do it Garry and Rahm !

Go Garry and Rahm !

Yay Garry and Rahm !

6/12/2012 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"will not sign up, will not burn myself out, will not endanger myself, will not get shot at, will not be sued.etc....etc...etc...."

6/12/2012 04:29:00 PM

Listen up boys and girls. This is the voice of reason.

6/12/2012 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attorney General Eric Holder called Americans "cowards" due to their fear/failure to discuss race.

My mother always told me - if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.

Time to change that fucking rule, eh?

But those Japanese, the model minority they are, aren't they? Going to work everyday, paying taxes, raising decent offspring. No looting whatsoever after the Tsunami. God, I just love those fucking people.

6/12/2012 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the Black and Hispanic leaders, including our President! The white out of town people get beat up in the Loop/Gold Coast and all of a sudden CPD is putting 120 police officers on the streets thursdays thru mondays!
Before this their children were getting slain on the south and west sides and NOT A PEEP about more police officers.
SHAME on u for not standing up to the Mayor to save your children!

6/12/2012 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I've got the seniority to get any of the O.T. iniatives I choose. However since I work inside I'm basically excluded from this particular one because of the activity requirements. Maybe I can do contact cards on everyone who walks into the district!

6/12/2012 05:08:00 PM

You bring up a good point. You worked many years then were able to bid for a desk or lock-up position. Why should you be excluded?

6/12/2012 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Operation FoolAid has a nice ring to it.

6/12/2012 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh look!

More people that bough into the political lies about high tech job shortages. Now they're about to be told to get community college training to become a welder..hahahah.


Ameren unit cutting 44 jobs at S. Illinois plant

STLtoday.com - 6 hours ago
The layoffs affect 25 hourly workers and 19 managers, who will leave their jobs ... EEI will record a pre-tax charge of $2 million in 2012 to the cost of the layoffs,

6/12/2012 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The 47 PPOs currently in training are getting permanently assigned to 01 and 018 in July.

6/12/2012 03:10:00 PM

?????????????

What PPO's in training?

There are NO / NONE / Zero / ZIP / PPO's in training!

There were 46 hired and graduated last year (2011).

No 2012 hires yet.

6/12/2012 05:01:00 PM
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On fto cycles now. I think they're done in about a month

6/12/2012 08:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

” McCarthy told about 100 people at the breakfast. “Would anybody believe me if I told you that shootings are down in the last two months, 10 weeks? Would anybody believe if I told you that we had less shootings on Memorial Day this year than we did last year? Probably not.

"We’re having a perception issue. And perhaps it’s my problem. Perhaps it’s my fault. I don’t know how to change this.”

6/12/2012 05:42:00 PM

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Hahahah...why did he choose to tout the 10 weeks and not 9 weeks or 11 weeks eh?

Did we make up for the less shootings on Memorial Day this year a few days later or before?

We don't believe ANYTHING that comes out of the downtown Fortress of Bullshit anymore. The FBI don't even buy Chicago's crime stats why don't you try being up front with the people?

Oh... would anyone believe that you would take the 9-1-1 response time stats during a snow storm that happened a year ago to try and sell an improvement in 9-1-1 response times this year thinking that the people are a bunch of dumbazzes and wouldn't see what was going on? That there memories were too short?

Does anyone believe that the speed trap camera's are not seen as a source of city revenue and that any child's safety that results from there installation is coincidental and secondary in nature?

You guys just don't give up do you?

Wonder how many people will be "hurt" tonight as you now have the media calling it?

6/12/2012 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I've got the seniority to get any of the O.T. iniatives I choose. However since I work inside I'm basically excluded from this particular one because of the activity requirements. Maybe I can do contact cards on everyone who walks into the district!

6/12/2012 05:08:00 PM


$$$$$$$

Why can't you?

I know a story of a PO that contact carded a woman having a heart attack!

6/12/2012 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the tac teams in 019 to busy locking people for scalping than to go after real crime

6/12/2012 04:44:00 PM

For a good laugh, check out the 1962 tact teams arrests. almost all of them are for scalping. We pay for 10 P.O.'s and a SGT to take no calls all day and be in plain clothes to basically be wrigley field scalping police.

6/12/2012 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
The 47 PPOs currently in training are getting permanently assigned to 01 and 018 in July.

6/12/2012 03:10:00 PM

?????????????

What PPO's in training?

There are NO / NONE / Zero / ZIP / PPO's in training!

There were 46 hired and graduated last year (2011).

No 2012 hires yet.



Hey Idiot I dont know what desk or cubicle you have been working but 46 PPOs graduated in april and are still doing field training. I know because 8 of them came to 6 and I'm an FTO Now stay off your moms computer.

6/12/2012 09:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And McRetardo is also rearranging our calendar system...because now the weekend is considered to be Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun---is it Monday too now?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

6/12/2012 04:11:00 PM

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

Of course, of course.

Didn't he also talk about it being summer in one speech when summer doesn't officially arrive for about another week?

6/12/2012 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's blood $ boys, don't do it!

6/12/2012 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - Democrats are starting it up this weekend (spin will be done during obama visit), crime issues are gonna be addressed- expect announcement on funds found for more police and sgts class.

6/12/2012 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow we are worried about a bunch of robberies in the downtown area, but what about the west and south side shootings? They are shooting at each other at an alarming rate. Oh well who cares about the west and south side ghetto trash when the wealthy people of Michigan Ave are gettin' robbed.

6/12/2012 02:47:00 PM

Exactly, who cares about the ghetto trash?

What needs to be protected is what makes this city money and produces some sort of goods. The south and west sides are useless and do not need to be protected like downtown.

6/12/2012 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A "perception" issue. I almost spit when I heard that. And always comparing Chicago to NYC (who give a fuck what's going on there). McCrappy Accent is such an asshole. Dangling the OT carrot is to me, as a non-officer, insulting.

--No Cop Here

6/12/2012 10:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off if you're that hard up for money I'm truly sorry for yor predicament. However, there is a simple solution to that; it's called court. It's called extension of your tour of duty. Don't sell out. I average about 20 hours a period and while that's not really that much it's good to look myself in the mirror and know that I'm not going to sell myself out anymore than I already do.

6/12/2012 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First thank u CPD for the job you do many can't do it. I wish I had the maturity as a teen that i have now, to have realized that dumb mistakes at 17 would affect me now at 26. If not for that, I would with u guys getting these dread head animals and wannabe thugs that keep my daughter from being able to freely visit her grandmother. It sickens me that a few have made an entire race look (the words escape me) I first am a man because I take care of my responsibilities I don't have a "baby mama" I have a wife of 6 years, a beautiful 4 yr old daughter who I try everyday to instill good values in and love which I shower them with. Point being with my past felony conviction being that in my last...I am a productive citizen I work 40+ hrs in addition looking for a part-time job (trying to purchase a home out of Chicago) both my wife and I work hard to provide a better life for our child and ourselves but no matter how hard I try with how society is with the violence and gangs even the people who aren't involved are being pulled over and treated as if they are already guilty. What are some coppers advice, yes I have an ir # but shouldn't what I have accomplished since then show the direction in life I'm trying to make? Just asking? Stay safe!

6/12/2012 10:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is no quota then why is there one to work overtime,activity and Parkers to work on your off day or furlough plus you must have some activity/quota,this is ridiculous missing your loved ones,parties and graduations,birthdays,plus no raise ,increase insurance and pension contributions,take away our pension increases,so we say yes to the crumbs that are offered,ridiculous,just say no,no,say hell no!

6/12/2012 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Officer Jones, thank you for your good deed on Friday Night!! Just want you to know that is very much appreciated.

6/12/2012 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Channel 9 had a big do-up on the "RED LINE BEATINGS." Interviewed a white victim, saying "epidemic, out-of-control." Ten or eleven wilders -- INCLUDING A BABYMAMA WITH BABY -- pretended to start a fight, victim and wife tried to get out of way, dropped cellphone which got snatched up and then the animals turned on them.

"We're not coming back to the city."

Another win for Lori Healey's "showcase."

6/12/2012 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you sell out, greedy ,no life, losers who sign up for this bs will be treated like the union busting scabs you are. When you walk around the "new" to you districts, with 10 digit call sign, lost, don't ask us straight pay patrolmen shit. Fuck off sell outs!!!. Enjoy the extra money this winter when you finally get a day off. I'll be with my family all summer!

6/12/2012 06:48:00 PM
----------------/----------------
Douche. You obviously don't have the seniority for this. Nothing wrong with making an extra 300 600 or 900 on your off days or furlo.

6/12/2012 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you CAN NOT retire people after 20 yrs...you CAN NOT retire people when they are in their late 40's or early 50'...its just IMPOSSIBLE to do that and try to continue running a city....when there is so much "promised" money to people who aren't even in the work force, it leaves little room for the present work force....

I'm in healthcare....a nonprofit...not only do we NOT get defined pensions, we don't even get health care insurance when we retire at 65 or whenever,no matter how many years....the amt I pay for my spouse is astronomical...

govt unions are the big problem....forcing these ungodly demands...unions and the govt both run by crooks...

call out the national guard...have 100's patroling downtown...24/7..let the cops respond to incidents but let the guard make a presence....

6/12/2012 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On abc news they said the cpd is down 2,500 policeman in the last 10 years. I almost fell over. I can't believe they're actually finally realizing and admitting how understaffed we are.

6/12/2012 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Fan of CPD said...

Your leader has spoke. Saw this on CBS. I feel for CPD if this is the logic that leads the way. Have a look:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57451996/gang-wars-at-the-root-of-chicagos-high-murder-rate/?tag=stack

6/12/2012 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say no to this shit...let the people see the reality of what happens in chicago. THis fucken job is stressful as it is..go home and stay home with your family and friends dont let the job suck u in...it doesnt pay in the long run..

6/12/2012 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First thank u CPD for the job you do many can't do it. I wish I had the maturity as a teen that i have now, to have realized that dumb mistakes at 17 would affect me now at 26. If not for that, I would with u guys getting these dread head animals and wannabe thugs that keep my daughter from being able to freely visit her grandmother. It sickens me that a few have made an entire race look (the words escape me) I first am a man because I take care of my responsibilities I don't have a "baby mama" I have a wife of 6 years, a beautiful 4 yr old daughter who I try everyday to instill good values in and love which I shower them with. Point being with my past felony conviction being that in my last...I am a productive citizen I work 40+ hrs in addition looking for a part-time job (trying to purchase a home out of Chicago) both my wife and I work hard to provide a better life for our child and ourselves but no matter how hard I try with how society is with the violence and gangs even the people who aren't involved are being pulled over and treated as if they are already guilty. What are some coppers advice, yes I have an ir # but shouldn't what I have accomplished since then show the direction in life I'm trying to make? Just asking? Stay safe!

You are 100 percent correct. Good people make mistakes. You should not be treated like a common thug for something you did when you were a 17 year old. Obviously you have matured and grown up and learned from your mistakes. You are a perfect example of how society is suppose to work. You made mistakes you do not deny it, but you have learned and are now a productive citizen who cares for his family. Keep up the good work and never stop trying to do better for you and your family.

If you get stopped and the officer is a bit harsh do not let it bother you, just stay cool and polite and comply and every thing should go ok. Most of the time the person being pulled over has control over the final outcome, usually if the person being pulled over is polite and complies to verbal direction the outcome is a good one. if the officer isnt so polite do not take it personel, just move on and stick to your plans to better yourself and your family. Not to try and defend the officer who is not so polite, but remember most people being pulled over are not polite and more often then not, the person being pulled over is a thug, so the officer has a defense mechanism that is not always so polite for the good citizens. I am not saying it is right, but remember police officers are only human to, and we can make a mistake sometimes.

Good luck with your family and God Bless.

6/12/2012 11:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I've got the seniority to get any of the O.T. iniatives I choose. However since I work inside I'm basically excluded from this particular one because of the activity requirements. Maybe I can do contact cards on everyone who walks into the district!

Who cares you don't want to work that bs overtime initiative any way. Do not do any thing above and beyond for this management or these lying, stealing politicians.

You do not need the money that bad.

6/12/2012 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you hear what happened in 8? Black asshOle cop tried to stop a white officer from arresting some banger on a signed complaint. Actually PHYSICALLY grabbed onto the white officer and held his arms down so he couldn't cuff him! Happened on 3rd watch. Let's see if these bosses have any balls to do something about it. EveryOne is always afraid of the black cops. This needs to be punished!

6/12/2012 08:39:00 AM

Oh, sounds like there's a good story here. Do tell.

6/12/2012 03:35:00 PM
Ask anyone on 3rd watch there they will tell you. The black cop is piece of shit.

6/12/2012 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey asshole just cause our crime rate is lower than allegedly new york doesnt mean its not a fucken problem...stop with these bullshit crime stats and grow a pair...Say, We in manangement fuck up, our weasel mayor doesnt want to hire more officers, and yes we are loosing more officers then we can keep up to replace them...stop critisizing fop for throwing the truth out to the media!!!crime is high cause of low man power, bullshit district management want paper for fucken everything for bullshit stats, throwing officers under the bus for bullshit allegations at times, and taking every fucken CR# from these multiple list of offenders...etc. etc...thats why we have a problem the laws nowadays have loopholes that protect offenders and not the honest living citizens!

6/12/2012 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You bring up a good point. You worked many years then were able to bid for a desk or lock-up position. Why should you be excluded?

You should be excluded because you do not want to work the street any more. if you wanted to the work the street you would not have bid for the desk. So do not begin pouting about not being able to get the time and a half. You made the choice to go to the desk and you and I and everybody else knows that you will do nothing if you did get the chance to make the time and a half. So, stop thinking like a greedy old cop and be happy that you have the time to get the desk spot. If you dont want the spot stop bidding for the desk.

6/12/2012 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy hell, i had no clue there were that many cops trying to stop 'scalpers'. The Cubs have their own scalping operation!! What about Stubhub? What a joke!! No one even goes to Cubs games any more.

6/12/2012 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the tac teams in 019 to busy locking people for scalping than to go after real crime

6/12/2012 04:44:00 PM

For a good laugh, check out the 1962 tact teams arrests. almost all of them are for scalping. We pay for 10 P.O.'s and a SGT to take no calls all day and be in plain clothes to basically be wrigley field scalping police.

6/12/2012 09:01:00 PM

Wait a second, are u telling me they actually hold down an entire tact team every cubs game to bring in scalpers? Seriously? This has to be a joke right?

6/13/2012 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wow we are worried about a bunch of robberies in the downtown area, but what about the west and south side shootings? They are shooting at each other at an alarming rate. Oh well who cares about the west and south side ghetto trash when the wealthy people of Michigan Ave are gettin' robbed."


The people of downtown don't live like that, and aren't seeking that lifestyle.

Many folks of the West and South sides, these are your kids running the streets, fucking everything up. Take responsibility for your family, your house, your neighborhood, and things might get better. This isn't a racial issue, this is a family issue, as in many families aren't raising their kids the right way, thus they become lowlife fuckers. Also, if any areas get the most attention, its the South and West sides. The people who behave get the least amount of protection. Take back your houses and streets, instead of hiding behind those parasites like Phleger and Jackson, among others.

6/13/2012 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello? Allow conceal carry....and these problems suddenly go away....

6/13/2012 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

DON'T DO IT!! said...

This is our opportunity to strike the best way we legally can. As tempting as it is, just say no!! This truly would speak volumes in letting our city know how we feel. Fuck us?! FUCK YOU!!
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Times are tough for sure, myself included. But we really need to STRIKE,,,,STRIKE THE OT.

6/12/2012 04:46:00 PM

Ha ha ha, you act like we're teachers of something!

6/13/2012 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see how many coppers sign up for this Ot...I bet it will
Be booked solid....anybody that signs up for this bs staff
Has no write to complain about shit...we continue to get fucked and now there talking about only letting 6 people
Per day... Thurs-sun that's including coppers on medical wtf
This would be one time when we all can tell this bs higher ups to stratch our asses by not signing up for this Ot...let them hire more coppers...Everyone needs extra cash but come Jul 1 contract time get ready to bend over with no Vaseline....

6/13/2012 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, another new Crime Fighting Initiative. How many is that now for McBoozer? 5? 10? Another new three month plan. Why do we need all these new initiatives and OT money spent if crime is down? Shouldn't we expect layoffs and such? After all, crime is down several dozen percent. I heard Garry tell us so, Time to reduce the budget again so Rahm can claim we are 100% staffed and up to budgeted strength and Crime Is Down. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, do not arouse the wrath of the great and powerful Oz.

6/13/2012 04:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are some coppers advice, yes I have an ir # but shouldn't what I have accomplished since then show the direction in life I'm trying to make? Just asking? Stay safe!

6/12/2012 10:29:00 PM

Chin up. press on. You sound like the example the Cease Fire thieves pretend to be. You are responsible for your life, not the thugs, and they no more represent you than Abatte represents us.

Believe it or not, the decent people know the decent people, even if they aren't perfect. They realize no is. Good luck, don't look in the mirror and let someone else old you back.

6/13/2012 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately this is nothing new. It's a rehashed version of Operation Safe City which was a complete JOKE. Because it is a seniority draw, the officers that show up have 30 years on and could care less about doing police work


WAH WAH WAH! Get some time on the job kid and you can work all the special you want. Of course, by then there will be some young hair gel mutha f*$&king you because HE can't get any special because old dinosaurs like you are taking it all.

6/13/2012 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
the tac teams in 019 to busy locking people for scalping than to go after real crime

6/12/2012 04:44:00 PM

How do you know? Are you in 019? If you are, do YOU go after "real crime?" If you're not in 019, then you just heard this from one of your lazy buddies who does work there and can't get on the tact team. In either case, STFU until you can prove the tact team is doing something wrong, pussy!

6/13/2012 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you CAN NOT retire people after 20 yrs...you CAN NOT retire people when they are in their late 40's or early 50'...its just IMPOSSIBLE to do that and try to continue running a city....when there is so much "promised" money to people who aren't even in the work force, it leaves little room for the present work force....

I'm in healthcare....a nonprofit...not only do we NOT get defined pensions, we don't even get health care insurance when we retire at 65 or whenever,no matter how many years....the amt I pay for my spouse is astronomical...

govt unions are the big problem....forcing these ungodly demands...unions and the govt both run by crooks...

call out the national guard...have 100's patroling downtown...24/7..let the cops respond to incidents but let the guard make a presence....

6/12/2012 11:03:00 PM
You sound like you work at RIC. Thats the problem when you began working there with shitty benefits. Should of worked for UIC. Working as police vs your health care career is two different things. Life expectancy of a cop is much less than a health care worker. Being a cop really takes a toll on the body. And no I don't retire after 20 years. It's 29 years and a day. Plus I pay my share into the pension why can't the city.

6/13/2012 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a second, are u telling me they actually hold down an entire tact team every cubs game to bring in scalpers? Seriously? This has to be a joke right?

6/13/2012 12:28:00 AM

Hah, you've never seen how high GY jumps whenever the Cubs organization needs something out of the D. Everything is second priority after whatever the Cubs need.

6/13/2012 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should be excluded because you do not want to work the street any more. if you wanted to the work the street you would not have bid for the desk. So do not begin pouting about not being able to get the time and a half. You made the choice to go to the desk and you and I and everybody else knows that you will do nothing if you did get the chance to make the time and a half. So, stop thinking like a greedy old cop and be happy that you have the time to get the desk spot. If you dont want the spot stop bidding for the desk.

6/12/2012 11:26:00 PM
___________________________________

Here is someone with a brain. Most desk people are too scared or incompetent to be on the streets. But they can sit back and gossip and criticize the officers who are on the streets. But they can sure eat. Some of the male officers look like they are nine months pregnant. Also, unfortunately, some of the deskpeople are too dumb to grasp the basics of law enforcement. And we will not discuss the more advanced cerebral functions--for example, articulating probable cause and reconciling all the paperwork that is required for an arrest.

6/13/2012 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all the shit talking people do about the "hair gels" we know it's the "Rogainers" that will be volunteering for this!


Because Rogainers have kids in college. Rogainers are paying off the ex wife and the mortgage on the home they used to live in. (She still does) He's also paying the mortgage on the home he has with his current wife and kids. Dam right he's volunteering 1st! And he will bitch like hell, if some less senioritied hairgel gets it.

6/13/2012 01:36:00 PM  

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