Saturday, July 14, 2012

Foot = Foot

Once again:
  • SCC, unless I missed it there has been no mention of what GMac said at Compstat re: Foot patrols. To wit: Commanders must justify why a fixed post police officer gets a car from now on. Inclement weather is the only real reason, otherwise all fixed posts must be on foot.

These "posts" aren't storefronts or downtown spots with tourists all around. These posts are deep in enemy territory at high traffic dope spots. Spots where weapons are commonplace and turf wars rage. Spots that are easy to hide dope and where the dealers can operate out of sight.

We certainly hope that downtown has thought this one through. And then the supervisors mention their concerns. And finally, the FOP can ensure that officer safety concerns are paramount and in the front of everyone's mind.

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104 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laramie & Adams here we come!

7/14/2012 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TRUE. He then asked: "Am I missing something?" And all you heard from Al W on down was crickets. (no I'm not a hypocrit-I'm just a sgt was sitting in the back...although speaking up could have made me famous...1st watch, but famous)

7/14/2012 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they really are losing their minds at headquarters. whats going on with this department?!

7/14/2012 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just shows you how stupid this motherfucker is... Like he or anyone else will even know if a copper has a car?? Unless he drives by and personally sees it.... Move along.. Stupid topic

7/14/2012 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike McD said...

"Deep in enemy territory" You sound like a scared child. Please, enough of the dramatics.
You are right a vehicle would be nice. You never know when bad weather can appear or if you want to get off of your feet for awhile.
Please stop with the "I'm afraid of the dark routine". You insult every beat copper out there.

7/14/2012 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We certainly hope that downtown has thought this one through."

I'm sorry, SCC, but please re-read what you've written here. ;)

rb

7/14/2012 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again

7/14/2012 01:41:00 AM  
Blogger West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Yet there'll still be impressionable Hair Gels volunteering to take certain fixed posts "because it's got a WIFI spot and I spend the tour watching NetFlix and surfing the 'net".

Yeah, that's what you need to do while a stationary target in the ghetto - put your head into your lap to look at that stupid fucking "smart" phone.

And people ask why I ask "What the hell happened to this job"...

7/14/2012 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooo fuck this if you all have to sit in the ghetto with only a couple of cops and no heavy ass artillary , I certainly will go down to RAHMS office and BITCH BITCH BITCH... I am sure we citizens will aslo back you up .....HOW bloody dare he have yall out there in such savage parts of town w/o atleast a damn get away vehicle....FOOT MY ASS , FU MCFUCK & STAY AWAY FROM THE KIDS GUY.... Fuckin morons, they need some heavy fuckin meds these fuks

7/14/2012 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The officer gets a car because we're so damned short that when, not if something big goes down, that's how the officer will transport his ass to the scene.

Are we short of cars, too? I'm not sure how that could be, since we can't take time due during the summer, surely we don't have the personnel to fill all the cars.

ATTENTION TAXPAYERS, THE MEDIA: THESE PEOPLE TALK OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF THEIR MOUTHS.

7/14/2012 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with him on this one.... You shouldnt find the bike guys driving around never using the bikes. The wagon guys never driving the squadrol or prisoner van. The desk crew sitting in the lock up. The lock up guys sitting at the desk...... etc..... You dont want the spot and what it requires you to do, go back to a Beat car and try that type of work.

Foot guys do nothing, are usually connected and arent needed anyway. Just a "clout" spot to give "do-nothings" a place to hang-out. Only time you get any help from them is when it's NOT the regular guy working it.

7/14/2012 01:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foot=carbine

7/14/2012 02:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happened to the "GentleMan's
Agreement about two officers after dark?
if Mcstreetlights wants fix post at Thomas and springflield
or iowa and karlov perhaps He should go first and show you how it's done

7/14/2012 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always wondered why all our foot guys have cars??????

7/14/2012 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Obama Staffer dies at campaign HQ but police not called because death not deamed suspiscious......really? I'm thinking the police weren't called because they needed to clean up the coke party.....so let's see the M.E.'s version of the facts...welcome to shitcago new guy!

7/14/2012 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

me:"WHERE AM I?","WHAT YEAR IS IT!!??"
citizen..what??
me: THE YEAR? WHAT YEAR AM IM IN??!!"
((damn I thought for sure I leaped back to the 50ties...maybe my next leap will be the leap home))

we have 9 "foot post" in ghetto not answering jobs 9! MCfoot powder. and now you want them really on foot?..but you tell the fleet guys to test drive squads home..for appearance of more cops?
here ill give out this one last time. you want to "fix" patrol..pick any copper and we'll show you. LIFM

7/14/2012 04:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the 011th district when they did fixed foot posts do you know what happened? The officers continued to work and brought in big numbers! In the end if you won't stand up for yourself and for your colleagues then what good are you?

7/14/2012 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would any of the police executives at 3510 drive their own personal car and park it in these war zones?
THAT'S why the foot man needs a marked squad!

7/14/2012 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic:
Speaking of feet...never seen as many people fired in a week here at the UCPD as I have this week. We've seen
a newly promoted commander here shown to the door, a recently promoted sgt. also sent packing, and a patrolman here was recently placed on two weeks
administrative leave (the kiss of death before
termination here). It's no wonder that all new
recruits hired by the UCPD now have to sign a
three year contract of employment. We've lost about
90% of our new hires over the past two years. It
seems that no one wants to stay here long, and
our amazingly fucked up upper management
can only scratch their heads and wonder why.
Several sgts. were recently overheard discussing
a meeting held with them and chief Marlon Lynch.
Lynch told them that he felt that only a handful
of the sgts. 'had his back,' and that the rest of them
could either 'resign your rank and return to the rank
of patrolman with no penalty, or be prepared to be
fired.' It's no wonder the sgts. all appear to be
stressed out here. Most of them are in their upper
40s and 50s, where else are they going to work
in law enforcement at that age if/when Lynch drops
the axe on them, like he has done to all the Lts.?
Now that sgts. are running the watches, there are
problems. A lot of us eventually see the rank of
Lt. returning here in the near future. Our new Asst.
Chief appears to be powerless to turn thing around
under Lynch, who seems to showing all the mental symptoms displayed daily by Doty when he was around. One thing is certain, it doesn't look like
many supervisors will be around to max out on
the pension here with 33 years of service. Lynch is
swinging the axe at anyone who happens to be in range of his office.

7/14/2012 05:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Thomas Noguchi said...

Anonymous said...
O.T. Obama Staffer dies at campaign HQ but police not called because death not deamed suspiscious......really? I'm thinking the police weren't called because they needed to clean up the coke party.....so let's see the M.E.'s version of the facts...welcome to shitcago new guy!

7/14/2012 03:17:00 AM


And who deems that the death is not suspicious? The Medical Examiner has authority over all dead people in Cook County. The Medical Examiner issues death certificates and will determine whether a detective will investigate or not. That certainly isn't the job of some political operative at the Prudential Building. Some laws were likely already broken.

An otherwise healthy 29 year old man collapses and dies in the middle of the day and that is not suspicious? Right, happens all the time. 29 year olds just collapse, turn blue and die, oh well, another one drops. Ho hum.

You're goddam right that death is suspicious! Police should have been called and a complete death investigation should have been initiated. What's that you say, phone calls were made? The President got involved? Oh, I see. Well, no one at the President's re-election campaign would do anything wrong. They must be trained investigators, empowered to carry out a death investigation. And that only rates a couple of short sentences in the Tribune?

Nothing to see here, move along, the campaign manager said it wasn't suspicious so there be it.

7/14/2012 05:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago they had the walk and talk program, it was great if you were on Michigan Ave but most walk and talks were in the projects, two of our Offcers were assisnated while standing at the Green.

7/14/2012 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called foot for a reason. He also said he had no problem with them having a car, just get out of it. He didn't want people sitting in it, texting, reading the paper, on the phone etc... and he's 100% right!

So those of you little girls crying about officer safety, it's actually safer being out of the car aware of your surroundings versus sitting in the car with your head buried in your freaking Facebook acoount, a sitting target.

"Foot" Exactly, get it.

7/14/2012 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off this fixed foot post is stupid. All we are doing is pushing the crime down a block. So if that's the case is the department just going to man fixed post on every block. Someone really needs to educate me on how this is helping because if you down a car that can't drive around and stop people which could possible prevent someone from committing a crime. How is this proactive?? Oh well this is why I'm still a blue shirt

7/14/2012 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foot posts are not in the culture of the CPD for some time, probably since the 50's when OW Wilson came in as superintendent and had the department purchase a lot of new cars. Back then each district station had only a few cars to use, used a lot of 3 wheelers. But, in many departments on the east coast, foot patrols is a very large part of the culture. When i came on the job in the 60's I had a foot beat, had a call box key ( still have it), and had to pull the box every hour. It rang to the district desk. The beats were always on busy streets, never on side streets. I dont envy you guys/gals if they have you walking on side streets at night, especially alone. But, lets be honest, if they let you take your own car to the foot post or give you a squad, you sure the hell are not going to walk or probably even stay on your post. That is human nature.

7/14/2012 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Foot=carbine

7/14/2012 02:31:00 AM

YES!!!

7/14/2012 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me refresh your memory... SCC and the FOP have embarrassed Daley, Weis, McShitfaced and worst of all Rahmen Noodles. Soooooo... Rahm wants you 1. Dead 2. Injured 3. Fired or Retired! It don't matter to him, he wants to fuck all "greedy" city workers who exposed the graft and theft of him and his buddies. He can start over with a greatly reduced pay mindless suckup idiot hairgel type who will fill a uniform. And he could give a shit about any "children". Obummma gets deposed (not re-elected)and RAHM will shit FIRE and scorched earth will begin. He will file Chicago for bankruptcy and your pensions will be greatly greatly reduced.

7/14/2012 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McDufass is so fucking warped!

What an arrogant ass and everyone in that room if they follow that fool!

In New York they have 30,000 or so cops and 76 Precincts. There are enough cops, (and auxiliaries) there to put foot people in dangerous spots because there was backup on foot within a block in every direction as well as in cars. Here because of "doing more with less" if you put somebody at Madison and Pulaski or 16th and Homan and something goes wrong their backup just will not be there.

The goof is still thinking New York and we don't care how they do it in New York.

7/14/2012 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike McD said...
"Deep in enemy territory" You sound like a scared child. Please, enough of the dramatics.
You are right a vehicle would be nice. You never know when bad weather can appear or if you want to get off of your feet for awhile.
Please stop with the "I'm afraid of the dark routine". You insult every beat copper out there.

7/14/2012 01:31:00 AM

as you talk shit while "driving" around in a beat car. you ever done a foot post in the jets kid, no i thought so, STFU then.

7/14/2012 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, in New York there are no alleys, garbage is put in front of the buildings. Congestion is so great that response by vehicle is hampered, so once again we are going to a New York model on this foot patrol issue. Because we have alleys and less congestion, Chicago is better suited to vehicle patrol than New York.

7/14/2012 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure that many of the residents of these fine neighborhoods will be tickled to death to see the police walking down their very own block--- the gifts of appreciation should soon be coming our way like all the red pop you can swill down in a tour or all the flamin hots your irish belly can handle....

7/14/2012 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i guess the auto mechanics need the marked police cars so they can go back and forth to work.

why isnt a news agency on top of this story??

7/14/2012 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Cabrini Green 1970 shooting incident where Sgt. James Severin and Officer Anthony Razzato were murdered by snipers. At that time, the Chicago Police had a "Walk and Talk" program.

7/14/2012 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
TRUE. He then asked: "Am I missing something?" And all you heard from Al W on down was crickets. (no I'm not a hypocrit-I'm just a sgt was sitting in the back...although speaking up could have made me famous...1st watch, but famous)

7/14/2012 12:07:00 AM

Ok sgt., I'm not being critical, but how far are people from finally letting the supe have it and let the chips fall where they may? How long before someone at a meeting decides he'd rather let the supe have it than have his head explode? So far, only Lt. Andrews has had the balls to do anything about it. And that was when jfled was in charge. Talk about chirping. I think I'd rather be buried in 011 on midnights that be one of the chirpers.

7/14/2012 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back the old call boxes.

7/14/2012 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the city keeps knocking down buildings we will be able to stand in the middle of the block in a vacant lot.

7/14/2012 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thorndale el gets a tahoe..and rdo sat.sun...must be nice

7/14/2012 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Standing on a corner in 011 on any watch is dangerous. The non zone cars are running from job to job. No one to drive by to see if you are still alive..

7/14/2012 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with him on this one.... You shouldnt find the bike guys driving around never using the bikes. The wagon guys never driving the squadrol or prisoner van. The desk crew sitting in the lock up. The lock up guys sitting at the desk...... etc..... You dont want the spot and what it requires you to do, go back to a Beat car and try that type of work.

Foot guys do nothing, are usually connected and arent needed anyway. Just a "clout" spot to give "do-nothings" a place to hang-out. Only time you get any help from them is when it's NOT the regular guy working it.

7/14/2012 01:52:00 AM

We're not talking about a foot post in a shopping district on the north side, you goof.

We are talking about a lone police officer, standing on a dope corner in uniform, in the dark, being a fixed target for the gangs.

7/14/2012 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They know if the guy has a car the foot post is going to turn into a stationary post very quickly. They may also be remembering the several Chicago cops shot (and others shot at) over the years while snoozing in their vehicles.

Cops have walked beats in crappy weather as long as there have been cops, just like mailmen have delivered the mail in crappy weather.

7/14/2012 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

@ 7/14/2012 01:31:00 AM...

You cannot POSSIBLY be A PATROLMAN!

Drop the "Tuffy" O'Toole act because you come across as a real assclown and possibly a danger to yourself (you would probably never know it because your self preservation thingy is likely impaired from the kool-aid you guzzle) and a REAL danger to the poor slob of a P.O. stuck working with you.

SCC is ALWAYS on the side of officer safety and common sense and the overwhelming majority who read & post here are in agreement.

McPoliticalwhore WILL throw away the lives of good Coppers to achieve whatever his fucked-up mission is here in Chicago.

Seriously? 10-99 or even 10-4 foot posts in cannibal country in the face of depleted manpower? WTF do you think is going to happen the very first instance shit goes sour and Patrolmen "get down" like they have to because they can't stand the thought of a phony prick stupidintendent and a sociopathic, narrow-shouldered shit-ass of a mayor uttering insincere words of condolence to The Patrolman's loved ones?

Jesus wept...

The dead will be dead and the survivors thrown to the wolves over at DOJ on a pretext to curry election season favor with the catered to constituents in cannibal country.

You're a fool to think otherwise...

7/14/2012 02:31:00 AM hit it dead on the head... "Foot=carbine" Foot=shotguns too...

Throw in some night vision for 3rd and 1st watch if you really want to be serious about this shit.

Anything less is bullshit, pandering and posturing... Just like that million dollars to those dirty dogs at ceasefire.

Why don't you get in line first, Mike McD?

9.5 and McLosthismind appreciate you cheerleading throwing Patrolmen away to provide them political cover for not having the guts to make decisions that go begging to be made.

That is where the TRUE cowardice lies.

You and your case are dismissed...

7/14/2012 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foot guys should be on foot, weather permitting. I just don't agree with these bullshit fixed posts having someone guard a corner for the tour.

7/14/2012 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No worries -- the folks at the Phallus Palace are just getting cars freed up in time for the 400 new police officers hitting the streets at the end of 2013.

7/14/2012 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So some of you think it's a good idea to stand out by yourself. Are you serious?

This isn't the 80s. This generation of thug doest think twice about engaging the Police. Why not? There are no repercussions.

Garry will do it until one of us gets killed. it will be a great get together,except for the dead copper they got killed.

7/14/2012 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here we go again......

take two workers out of a car, split them up to work with two dogs and you have zero working units......

same thing with foot posts

remove mobility from a working officer, his ability to respond, a partner, and a secure zone (car) and you'll get NOTHING.

wake up

7/14/2012 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

XO's should lead by example. Let them stand out there by themselves. The magic shield of merit shall protect them.

7/14/2012 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Foot guys do nothing, are usually connected and arent needed anyway. Just a "clout" spot to give "do-nothings" a place to hang-out. Only time you get any help from them is when it's NOT the regular guy working it.

7/14/2012 01:52:00 AM

In 018/011, yes. He's talking about 011 and 015 and 003 and 006...a little different. You are either retired or living in your own fantasy world.

7/14/2012 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Out in the Frey.. said...

Please stop with the "I'm afraid of the dark routine". You insult every beat copper out there.

7/14/2012 01:31:00 AM


"It's not the DARK, I'm concerned about what's in the DARK".

7/14/2012 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if they think we are doing foot posts in the ghetto they are more high than the #$%^s in the ghetto. lead by example boss and then we can discuss these outrageous new strategies

7/14/2012 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Hair Gel Hiroshi said...

au contraire mon frere @ 1:41am

I will gladly take my mission car over your foot post while you complain about life for 8.5 hours.

7/14/2012 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy McCarthy, is fishing with no bait. He and his puppetmaster, Rahmmunist, are abysmal failures, right along the lines of Ex-Mayor Richie "Buttermaker" Daley. Time for Middle-Class Taxpayers to demand their resignations, NOW. No more Shell-Games, no more hiding the Truth, while bilking Taxpayers out of every dime they have.

7/14/2012 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Foot=carbine

7/14/2012 02:31:00 AM

Yeah, right, Hair Gel. You're gonna walk around for hours with a carbine on your shoulder. Have you been watching too many re-runs of Sgt. Schultz on Hogans Heroes ?
WTF is wrong with you? A gaggle of ghetto thugs would walk up upon you, knock you on your ass, and take your carbine, AND sidearm, + your I-Phone, and you'd be lucky if they didn't pull your pants down and booger you too.

7/14/2012 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
O.T. Obama Staffer dies at campaign HQ but police not called because death not deamed suspiscious......really? I'm thinking the police weren't called because they needed to clean up the coke party.....so let's see the M.E.'s version of the facts...welcome to shitcago new guy!

7/14/2012 03:17:00 AM

JUST ANOTHER COVERUP, in the most Corrupt City in the U.S.A. Here it comes....

7/14/2012 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps foot personnel should just ride busses around their beat and have a car pick them up for drop checkoff, take a bus or cab in, or they should use rollerblades or bicycles, perhaps uni-cycles as they are lighter and easier to carry on busses. Perhaps some of those rollerskate shoes the little kids have would be perfect. The Mayor could get the exclusive Contract kickback for making them in adult Regulation Police style and sizes. Instead of police radios, keep in touch with free Obama-phones. Emergency Personal ? go in nearest Alley, carry extra Toilet paper in fanny pack. Regular personal? Relax in large refrigerator-size cardboard box in alley, with local stew-bums, keep cool in the hot sun.
Fuck this entire operation.

7/14/2012 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for foot posts,but the reality,at least in my district is a joke.Foot spots are given to the entitled,bosses stooges.An army of lackeys that fetches the bosses lunch and other assorted ass kissing tasks.What they DON'T do(with a couple exceptions)is go to there beat and actually do something....anything.A complete waste of manpower,but at least some boss has someone to pick up his dry cleaning.

7/14/2012 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As soon as you are dropped off at your foot post, start shooting at the drug dealers and call for help, that will certainly get the Commanders attention and a ride to a new post!

Rahmbo

7/14/2012 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy really doesn't have a clue. The car gives the appearance that we have more officers than we actually do. Isn't that what he wants? Also these officers can be used for crime scenes and prisoner guards and so forth. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

7/14/2012 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's worried about that? How about cleaning out his office and Compstat. Check and see how many P.O.'s are assigned there and supervisors. Also, look at the academy. Way too many P.O.'s and supervisors. Put them back in patrol where the help is needed.

7/14/2012 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

''foot'' is supposed to be a walk and talk. get dropped off and show face from store to store. now, it s a ''plum'' spot where guys drive around and duck early.

7/14/2012 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when a foot man meant a guy with a thing for feet.

7/14/2012 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look we can't win anymore. At least there should not be any one-man foot posts stationed on a recently "shut down" tip, if there is to be no car.

And then there is the question of lunch relief.

7/14/2012 03:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic:
What a useless Entertainment Detail in 019 they don't take jobs on Clark street in Wrigleyville, what the fuck? they have them just On Halsted and they don't get jobs, they pick and chose what jobs to get. What a useless idea, what a useless Sgt. in charge just another bullshit detail for the chosen.

7/14/2012 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chiraq Ministry of Information

"There are no American infidels in Baghdad. Never!"

"My feelings - as usual - we will slaughter them all"

"Our initial assessment is that they will all die"

"I blame Al-Jazeera - they are marketing for the Americans!"

"God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis."

'We have destroyed 2 tanks, fighter planes, 2 helicopters and their shovels - We have driven them back."

"Surrender or be burned in their tanks."

"No I am not scared and neither should you be!"

"We have them surrounded in their tanks"

The rest of the USA will look like Chicago when Obama gets re-elected. The gun ban push will start in earnest. The boarders will be kicked even more wide open for the corporations. The austerity programs to pay for the bankers frauds will be unleashed and the real sad part about it is that I don't see anything different with Mitt being elected. It's all about the CEO's and corporations.

Look at Rahm's plan. The same thing.

Screw the teachers, the police, fire, the pensions, the healthcare, the unions, bring more illegal immigrants in to drive wages further down into poverty and use their children as tools for new taxes, fines, and fees with the money going to clouted camera vendors, parking meter vendors, private security p-r outfits like Cease Fire.

The people that busted out this city and this nation should hear ALL of our voices soon, in the voting booth.

7/14/2012 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats good leave the cars in the lots , so when all the citizens drive by , they can think we have alot of police officers.

7/14/2012 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous near north crier said...

No car for Orange (Shit Brown) Door detail?

7/14/2012 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they'll expand Cease Fire now that it's proven that the mayor is a crime fighting genius /sarcasm-- since that one guy turned himself in via that staged dog and pony show.

Yeah, expand Cease Fire and give them police cruisers to drive home so that it appears there are more police on the streets. We should even give cars to Domino's too!

7/14/2012 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Major Blockrounder said...

As cops that have been around for more than ten minutes know;

Foot Patrols are USELESS for fighting crime.

The tips and clues gathered in no way justify the waste of not having a copper in a mobile unit.

That same copper in a car will gather more information just answering calls and being on crime scenes.

The foot officer is good for public relations.

Period.

This "new strategy" has been done, over, and over, and over again.

It doesn't work.

Move on.

Three words will help solve the climbing murder rate.

HIRE MORE COPS.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to treat the cops you already have a little better.

When you spot a bad boss, put them somewhere where they are not in a street leadership capacity. ( I don't work in 014, but I hear that there is a Lt. there that would serve the Dept. better by working in a basement somewhere with a computer). And that's just one example.

Anyone can be a boss. But all bosses aren't good bosses.

It's your job Superintendent to separate the herd.

7/14/2012 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You cut your operating cost by tossing the older guys under the bus. Get rid of all those old expensive benefit plans, the health care and the pension costs.

When the union agrees to those two tiered benefits, that the benefit changes will not effect the old guys. These changes are only for the new guys. You can bet your azz you're wearing a target now if you have the better benefit plan.

You stereotype the old guys with bullshit about them being old, slow, resistant to change, unable to accept new technology so all the new recruits think they are protected and safe. That's your future though. You'll be there sooner than you think.

It's about the money. Get what you can in your hand while you can. Eff these deferred plans. Oh we are saving this money for you here in this plan and that plan and when it comes time to use it the money is gone to some clouted politicians friends or family via a no-bid city contract.

It's about values mayor.

The city can throw together a contract that extends 100 years and approve it in no time flat for some outside parking meter vendor but your so-called highly valued police and firemen, your teachers can go Eff themselves when it comes to a union contract as you leave them in purgatory wondering what their future has in store instead of them concentrating on their jobs.

The city can also renew the clouted fraudulent towing company contracts just like that (snap) and I'm sure that there are many other examples.

7/14/2012 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's our school zone speed trap cameras Raul!?

I'll bet we are waiting for another kid to get mowed down so we can use that crisis and the kid as a tool for a photo-op to show that we are doing something and that we have an empathetic mayor right?

Oh, if we can only drag our feet until the November election is closer. Now that would be like the double-bonus!

Empathetic or pathetic, you make the call.

7/14/2012 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy may not realize that we have something here that NYC does not: Alleys and gangways. In New York foot chases go down the block, around to the next block unless the person makes a building. In Chicago on foot you must watch your front, sides and rear. Totally different dynamic for foot patrol safety. It works on say Michigan Avenue, but not in the ghetto.

7/14/2012 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

7/14/2012 02:46:00 AM

Don't forget Laramie and Quincy for the Open Air Drug Market Interdiction.

And that isn't even a secret.

7/14/2012 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Standing on a corner in 011 on any watch is dangerous. The non zone cars are running from job to job. No one to drive by to see if you are still alive..

7/14/2012 09:16:00 AM

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Oh that's just silly. Don't they have the pod cams there in 11? No-one is going to try anything because they will be on video. /sarcasm

Besides, if something happens to an officer Cease Fire will find them and interrupt the arrest process creating a Hollywood photo-op moment for the mayor. So it's all good. A win-win actually.

We're all tools like "the children" are used as tools. Like the teachers are tools.

It's about values!

What kind of values does it take to sign million dollar contracts with ex-felons while leaving your police union contracts hanging?

These people would sell out to Al Qaeda terrorist if they knew it would get them more votes.

7/14/2012 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Frank Rizzo said...

Mike McD,

You think you're tough? I'll work circles around ya! I have chunks of punks like you in my stool!

7/14/2012 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a big fan of Geraldo Rivera, but worth a look especially when he calls out Jesse Jackson Sr and Al Sharpton.....

http://www.theroot.com/buzz/crazy-talk-geraldo-rivera-i-was-right-about-hoodie

RSVO

7/14/2012 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

''foot'' is supposed to be a walk and talk. get dropped off and show face from store to store. now, it s a ''plum'' spot where guys drive around and duck early.

7/14/2012 02:55:00 PM

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Hahaha..

Stores? What stores?

If you can find any stores in the hood they are now the targets by the mayor to be shut down because the stores attract the gang bangers.

A cover-up for hizz honors failures.

Blame the stores for the gang bangers hanging out there and bust out the shop owners in the community that are trying to work within your society rules to make a living. Oh that makes sense! No wonder it's a food desert. Raul is closing down all the stores.


Follow the money trail.

You are making the economy worse and worse in these hoods by your actions. There are NO alternatives. I wouldn't be surprised if things really explode soon. Not just in the hoods' either.

It's survival mode.

Ever man for themselves. That's why CPD doesn't have a contract and Cease Fire does. It's every man for themselves.

7/14/2012 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they are going to put more police on foot patrol I think that they should take away their guns so that the officers have a "soft look" don't you?

That way the citizens will feel more at ease to come talk to them.

I mean really!

Should anything ever break out where you would need a man with a gun the foot patrol officer can always call 9-1-1 for back up and get it just like the citizens do. You see how well that is working!

A lone officer out there with a gun on display is just begging to be robbed just like the tourist flashing that I-phone. Only then you have another weapon on the streets.

7/14/2012 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've done the fixed foot post in 011 and not one single car will stop by to see if your ok because we are so busy. How does this invoke officer safety? It doesn't. The sad thing is if something happened to us no one would know until check-off.


Anonymous said...

Standing on a corner in 011 on any watch is dangerous. The non zone cars are running from job to job. No one to drive by to see if you are still alive..

7/14/2012 09:16:00 AM

7/14/2012 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's time for a ser ions slowdown. Remember take care of yourself, family, and each other first.

7/14/2012 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a Big Thanks to officers Barney and Obrien, thanks again for all your help last couple of night, we were just so busy. Your the Best, Thanks...

7/14/2012 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

011 topic.

I would be willing to bet my OT check next week that the 2nd watch LT is going to come in to work tomorrow with his AR15 strapped around his neck after he just took the carbine training the rest of us Blue shirts who are actually on the street cant get. I cant wait to see "Jam You Up Johnnie" walking around the station sporting his AR15.

And make sure you dont leave your AR15 laying around unattended anywhere in the station LT or we will have to inventory it and get a CR Number on you.

Remember we are on the same team, we are the good guys!

7/14/2012 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let Greasefire hold down those foot posts...

The residents would appreciate their presence more than the presence of The Police.

It's a win-win...

If it goes bad and some "violence interrupters" are maimed or killed by the mouth-breathers they're supposed to be interrupting, we'll get to see the mayor and stupidintendent lie, cry and speechify for bright TV lights at the fun-eral...

Aye... Chicago is a failed city...

7/14/2012 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today would be the 5th time while I sat on a corner unable to move on a so called static hold the corner bullshit box nonsense that a gangbanger I locked up a few times approached me. He went on to ask why I never move from the corner, I said I can't I'm keeping this corner safe from the boogie man. He starts laughing and goes on to say how much he and his boys love the fact that they just go we aren't and are free to do as they please without having to look over their shoulder for a squad car coming around the corner. So MCCarthy your box shit doesn't work your actually helping the gangs operate in total freedom knowing exactly where the police are all day long. (no where near the crime)

7/14/2012 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way a foot patrol works is if you have the manpower to saturate a given area. There is not one district in this shithole with enough manpower. Is there anot boss with the sac to speak up?

7/14/2012 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/14/2012 11:32:00 AM...

"It's not the DARK. I'm concerned about what's in the DARK."

Well said sir!

7/14/2012 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
what happened to the "GentleMan's
Agreement about two officers after dark?
if Mcstreetlights wants fix post at Thomas and springflield
or iowa and karlov perhaps He should go first and show you how it's done

7/14/2012 02:46:00 AM


There are no gentlemen working in high places within the police department. Understand now? Don't you remember all the verbal promises made to the last incarnation of specialized units? I recall McCarthy himself and a couple of his running dog lackeys at community meetings promising that after the merger of 019 and 023 none of the personnel would go anywhere else.

Right.

And now the city tipped their hand, crapped out of turn by posting that they need to move 13 sergeants from 019 and an unknown number from 002.

PO's come next. So much for McCarthy's promises. NATO was a long time ago folks.

7/14/2012 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike McD said...

7/14/2012 05:08:00 PM

Frank Rizzo said...
Mike McD,

You think you're tough? I'll work circles around ya! I have chunks of punks like you in my stool!

From Mike McD,
That was very funny!! Thank-you

7/14/2012 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is human nature.

7/14/2012 07:37:00 AM





that is common sense.



trust me on this one.




Chalkie

7/14/2012 09:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A footman's assignment is a bull shit assignment in the district I work. And I work on the far, far northside. They never produce a thing. Footman my ass. Milt Benjamin was a footman for 17 years. You are not the police.

7/14/2012 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

excuse me but what happened to the gentleman's agreement that no officer out by him/herself at night?
perhaps Mcstreetlights should lead by example and walk thomas and springfield by himself at night'or iowa & karlov with no car and just a radio i'm no cop
but i'm sure it wouldnt last very long
easy to say do for others then actually doing it yourself

7/14/2012 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off that douchebag Lt JA from 011never does anything for anyone other than himself..dont let his dribble get you thinking hes on the working mans side...not only will he throw you under the bus, he will be driving the bus and go back and forth a few times...what a douche just look at his license plates

7/15/2012 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milt never claimed to be the Police.

7/15/2012 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many are too young to remember the Officer shot like a target while on foot patrol in Cabrini

7/15/2012 03:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't think anyone will find few wi-fi in those areas, duh

7/15/2012 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the positive comments are not written by working officers, they are probably white shirts Merit hacks that have no clue

7/15/2012 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey McStupid, don't you want your officer to work for you?? putting them on fixed post is a huge waste of time. As I have recently been on fixed post I've not done anything to prevent crime. Shithead deal drugs less then a half a block away, drivers blow through stop sign and a number of other offenses. If I'm fixed and I have to sit at the intersection how would you like for me to enforce the law??? isn't that what the police do?? Wiait.....I think the police suppose to just look pretty now. We are not here to enforce the law we are here to be on post and not bring in any activity. Citizens of CHicago this is the police working for you

7/15/2012 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No cars for footguy. Weather concerns? Raincoat.

7/15/2012 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

He's worried about that? How about cleaning out his office and Compstat. Check and see how many P.O.'s are assigned there and supervisors. Also, look at the academy. Way too many P.O.'s and supervisors. Put them back in patrol where the help is needed.

7/14/2012 01:35:00 PM
____________________

I'm so fucking tired of hearing this. "Cut Admin," "Cut the academy." You're the same motherfucker who complains that it takes forever for shit to change/get done around here and complain that there is no training available comparable to other agencies. CAN WE NOT GET UNIFIED ON ONE FUCKING ISSUE - HIRE MORE COPS?! Yes, patrol should be filled. Yes, it should be supplemented by special units. Yes, admin should be fully staffed so shit gets done in a timely manner. Yes, the training staffs should be fully staffed so we can all have the opportunity to partake in regular and assorted training programs. STOP WARRING WITH EACH OTHER AND SHOOTING EACH OTHER IN THE FOOT ON THIS ISSUE! You bitch about how the Supe and the mayor manipulate the numbers by moving people from one unit to the next - then you cry "house mouse" and "desk dollie." IT'S THE SAME THING.

GodDAMN I'm sick of this shit! GET UNIFIED ON THIS ONE ISSUE! Our lives are at risk here. Attacks on coppers is up - because we are being nickle and dimed to death, literally.

HIRE MORE MOTHER FUCKING COPS. PERIOD.

7/15/2012 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuesday, 17 July, marks the 42nd Anniversary of the murders of Sgt. James L. Severin and Officer Anthony N. Rizzato killed by snipers as they walked 'FOOT PATROL' in Cabrini Green.
They were numbers 348 & 349 of Chicago Police Officers killed in the line of duty.
Presently, there are 517 Chicago Police Officers who gave their lives in 'the line of duty.'

Sadly... "The more things change, the more they remain the same."

7/15/2012 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Off topic:
What a useless Entertainment Detail in 019 they don't take jobs on Clark street in Wrigleyville, what the fuck? they have them just On Halsted and they don't get jobs, they pick and chose what jobs to get. What a useless idea, what a useless Sgt. in charge just another bullshit detail for the chosen.

7/14/2012 03:56:00 PM

Thsy are useless the beat cars still get all the jobs on Clark street and Halsted while these cars drive all over the district on other jobs trying to be the Hero. Be a Hero somewhere else your no help to all of us here. What a joke they are. But they are the Chosen ones lol.

7/15/2012 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Add another portrait to the wall said...

Tbone at north/central is the best

7/15/2012 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't think anyone will find few wi-fi in those areas, duh

7/15/2012 03:59:00 AM

Lots and LOTS of computers and nifty electronic gadgetry in the ghetto, don't be fooled, hairgel that Daddy had assigned to 018 right out of the academy 4 years ago. Lotsa ghetto businesses also have computers thatll give officer's their wireless code. So take your "duh" and shove it up your ass. And then keep that worthless ass where you know you'll get free wifi....one of the many Starbucks where you can tell out of towners "war stories". Fucking pansy.

DUH

7/15/2012 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Thorndale el gets a tahoe..and rdo sat.sun...must be nice"

--7/14/2012 09:06:00 AM


Ha. Ofc. used to stop at Seven Stars for lunch and get call five minutes later, uh, guys, there is a male black laughing and waving a knife at passersby sitting on top of your car...

7/15/2012 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Milt never claimed to be the Police.

7/15/2012 12:32:00 AM

Yeah, but he was a real go-getter when he was in the old Traffic Division!

7/15/2012 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so understaffed who gives a fuck if they take a car sitting unused in lot? Place to put some gear, assist on a couple calls. Go to crossings for guards that dont show up on rainy or hot days. This is what these assholes are worried about downtown?? How about hiring more officers, and trying to get murders down??! WTF!!

7/16/2012 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It'll be nice to see the two "foot" guys on 26th St in the 010th District actually on Foot but I dont expect that to change. I dont think they can figure out how to get to the post without a company car!

7/16/2012 09:52:00 PM  

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