Sunday, July 22, 2012

Taking it Easy

One of those rare weekends, so we're kicking back and spending time with the families. Open post for now. Stay safe.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your family or one of those blended ones from a NY taser marraige?

7/22/2012 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with all the phones going down? Has the city not paid Ma Bell again?

7/22/2012 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's now 3 months past the alleged Sgt's announcement. What could possibly still be the hold up. No word, no rumors, couple secret meritorious interviews and still nothing............. What a friking joke. Yet we have money for cease fire and have made up at least 7 new strategies. This dept has sunk along with the shitty.

7/22/2012 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A big Thanks to everybody from the 15th District that showed up so quickly and offered their help on Madison & Central last Sunday with the Aggravated Robbery crew that we followed there and grabbed.

Cicero PD

7/22/2012 01:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you have to put this info out there, every fri/sat/sun night supervisor from 911 calls 311 to have police officers log in as 911 call takers/dispatchers with no formal training.

this makes the wait time for 911 calls go down and make it look like we don't have to hire.

the bad part about all of this is that we are not trained call takers and are held responsible for every call that we take. I never saw this on our job description..... I Many calls to FOP were made but alot of questions unanswered.

When are they going to stop robbing Peter to pay Mary and Paul??

7/22/2012 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you keep robbing Peter to pay Paul you're gonna end up with a sore Peter.

7/22/2012 04:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ISRA Advises Members To Avoid Chicago And To Vacation In Wisconsin Instead

CHATSWORTH, Ill., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

For the second year in a row, the ISRA is advising subscribers to its alert service to write Chicago out of their summer vacation plans because the city is just too darn dangerous to visit. This safety advisory comes as Chicago experiences an unprecedented upswing in violent crime.

Although city officials and the Chicago media would like people to believe that the surge in violence is limited to Chicago's gang-infested neighborhoods, ISRA members who are also Chicago police officers report that criminals of all sorts have notched up their efforts in every corner of the city. These members report that crimes ranging from pickpocketing to aggravated assault are becoming very commonplace in areas once considered safe for families and tourists. As one officer put it, "Don't come to Chicago this summer unless you want to get beaten and robbed."

"Putting the bad economy aside, there's a couple of major reasons for Chicago's rising tide of violent crime," commented ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson. "First off, criminals are fully aware that Illinois' prohibition on concealed carry gives them the upper hand. Second, Mayor Emanuel and Police Superintendent McCarthy are in a hopeless state of paralysis over what to do about violent crime. This is a recipe for disaster. Criminals know you can't legally protect yourself, and they know that Chicago law-enforcement officials haven't a clue about what to do to protect good citizens from harm. Criminals are taking advantage of a bad situation – and doing a good job at it."

"In clear conscience I cannot recommend that anyone vacation in Chicago this summer," continued Pearson. "Tourists are like sitting ducks and mobs of violent criminals have shown that they are brazen enough to attack anywhere, any time – even along the Magnificent Mile. I suggest that folks consider Wisconsin as a vacation destination this year. Fresh air, sunshine, friendly people – all waiting just a short drive across the border. And, although Illinois residents cannot take advantage of Wisconsin's newly-attained concealed carry status, the general air of civility fostered by concealed carry is certainly another reason to vacation with our neighbors to the north!"

The ISRA is the state's leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

This press release is posted on PRNewswire.

Posted Thu Jul 12 19:38:20 CDT 2012

http://www.isra.org/

7/22/2012 04:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember the only person that can protect you is YOU!

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Colorado Gun Sales Surge in Wake of Massacre

Jessica Van Sack
Source: Boston Herald
Created: July 22, 2012

The Aurora, Colo., theater massacre spurred fearful consumers to arm themselves, with some gun shop owners reporting a massive spike in business.

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The phone's been ringing off the hook today," said Robert Parker, owner of Parker Arms & Gunsmithing, 17 miles from the site of the rampage. "Anytime something like this happens, people are more apt to think more about wanting to protect themselves. All of those people there were just helpless."

One hour north of Aurora at Rocky Mountain Shooter Supply, gun sales were up by about 50 percent, manager Bill Cates said.

"They're just tired of being victims," he said, adding that more women than usual were purchasing guns. "They just want to be able to protect themselves if they're in a situation like that."

full story here: http://www.officer.com/news/10745386/colorado-gun-sales-surge-in-wake-of-massacre

7/22/2012 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

SCC you have to put this info out there, every fri/sat/sun night supervisor from 911 calls 311 to have police officers log in as 911 call takers/dispatchers with no formal training.

this makes the wait time for 911 calls go down and make it look like we don't have to hire.

the bad part about all of this is that we are not trained call takers and are held responsible for every call that we take. I never saw this on our job description..... I Many calls to FOP were made but alot of questions unanswered.

When are they going to stop robbing Peter to pay Mary and Paul??

7/22/2012 01:54:00 AM
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The problem is all the pieces of shit calling off every weekend. They don't bother putting in a slip to have the night off and just use medical time. Overtime is high, no one has an hour of sick time left, and the people who are left working are getting burnt out. Midnight's operating efficiency drops to zero once 3rd watch signs off. They are trying to cover their asses but all this does is empower the pieces of shit that don't feel like showing up everytime there is a party.

There is a certain liability to call taking and the PO's should be trained. Remember that the line is recorded, and there are hundreds of event types and DIST does not cover every situation.

I would hate to see you guys get jammed up like that, especially knowing how often they try to screw people at oemc.

7/22/2012 04:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Colo, Massacre Results.

"I have people flooding in like crazy for the concealed and for revolvers defending themselves and their families," said David Lente, one of the owners of Top Shot in Grand Junction.

Concealed weapons permits and classes are also in huge demand.

"Normally we have 10 to 12 people every Sunday. With this that just happened we have 30 people signed up for tomorrow. I have [around] 26 already for Sunday and it just keeps booking out the
rest of the weeks," said Lente.

http://www.krextv.com/news/around-the-region/Shooting-Prompts-Surge-of-Concealed-Weapons-Sales-163270806.html

7/22/2012 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the week that the ultra secret and ever elusive Sergeant and Lieutenants lists come out? Man these merit picks have got to be incredible. Three months to choose at the most 17 Merit hacks. I can't wait. I'm on pins and needles to see who the anointed ones are.

7/22/2012 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What's with all the phones going down? Has the city not paid Ma Bell again?


Good question. Apparently, the golden child, Brett Goldstein is now in charge of the phones for the whole city including CPD. Need I say more?

7/22/2012 05:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What interview process? I kmow several people who have been submitted for merit Sgt and not one has had to be interviewed. So who started this interview crap?!

7/22/2012 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one contract the city goes out of its way to honor, is the one with the parking meter co. while the contract with cpd can played with. we now have something in common with the citizens in englewood, we are not very important.

7/22/2012 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...SCC you have to put this info out there, every fri/sat/sun night supervisor from 911 calls 311 to have police officers log in as 911 call takers/dispatchers with no formal training. "
So the dispatch consoles are "up" and nobody attending them? Or are calls being answered by untrained po's?
That's like powering up PDT's sitting on a shelf as if beat cars were really available. What's next Sgts doing case reports? Oops, Did I just give Patrol an idea?!
Who's responsible for this "perception" scheme..?

7/22/2012 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy SCC!

7/22/2012 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter, Paul, and Mary ! They're no longer here.
" They're leaving, on a jet plane, don't know if they'll be back again, oh baby they hate to go ! "

7/22/2012 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very strange... First Jesse Jackson Jr. Went missing and now Michael Jackson's mother is reported missing? What is it with the Jackson's?

7/22/2012 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC your the best! I don't get my news from anywhere else. Thanks for keeping it real.

7/22/2012 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every officer we're short on the job (I think we're close to two thousand or so), is one officer that isnt putting into the pension fund, meanwhile we lose 30-40 each month that begin to take out. What's the real agenda behind the police shortage. We all know money has a major part but I wonder what master plan our mayor has with those down in Sprinfield. More peoples pockets are going to be lined with greenbacks while all the police suffer and ultimately will have to pay more out of there pockets for a less than modest pension.

7/22/2012 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the 005th District especially around 103rd and Michigan and 113th and Wentworth, with all the capabilities the police have and with those cameras, why, just why, are they still selling narcotics on those corners?

7/22/2012 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just went poking around some news stories about Herbie Pulgar's MLD sticker, and it's amazing how much work the "real" journalists go to to avoid giving people who read their stories a way to find your blog. Cowards...God bless you folks! Keep telling the truth!

7/22/2012 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cpd doesn't need any more sgts
with pdt and gps 1 sgt could handle
a watch in any district.
we need dicks and blue shirts

7/22/2012 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

enjoy your time with your families and time away from all this, SCC!

7/22/2012 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC you have to put this info out there, every fri/sat/sun night supervisor from 911 calls 311 to have police officers log in as 911 call takers/dispatchers with no formal training.

this makes the wait time for 911 calls go down and make it look like we don't have to hire.

the bad part about all of this is that we are not trained call takers and are held responsible for every call that we take. I never saw this on our job description..... I Many calls to FOP were made but alot of questions unanswered.

When are they going to stop robbing Peter to pay Mary and Paul??

7/22/2012 01:54:00 AM

To answer your question: Never.

And FOP doing their jobs? Are you new around here?

7/22/2012 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've noticed the same poster, across several postings, putting out a laundry list of contract offers allegedly from the city. THESE ARE ABSOLUTELY FALSE. I am on one of the PBPA (the Supervisors') negotiating committees and I will tell you that there is NO OFFER from the city to either us or FOP.

That poster is clearly from the city, testing the waters. DO NOT RESPOND TO THOSE POSTS in any way. Any responses will be used against us. Don't say, "Hey I don't like ..." or "Well, that's a great idea ..." Any response can only hurt our positions. Let the committees negotiate, don't let the city gain any advantage.

Please just ignore those posts (which, so far, everyone pretty much has been doing).

Thank you.

7/22/2012 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any more info on the former alder person from 19th ward.hear shes in deep do do.

7/22/2012 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous april fool said...

Rumour Centrale says the last ComPost shindig had McJerzyBoy screaming for new computers in Patrol!

Per the mouth of the big McKahuna, all the broken computers and printers in the Districts city-wide have put a serious bite into our quote "ability as an organization to effectively respond to crime trends" unquote. Then things took a bad turn off the Greek Isles.

Supt. McCartney turned to new Ass. Chief Deputy of Petrol Little Stevie Gorgeous and asked "how do you expect us to complete an electronic collar and perp debrief for justifiable homicide in under 8.5 hours using pentium3 and 4 computers? What's the plan?" Answer: silence. Stevie took a poop in his size 48 pants right then and there while turning a whiter shade of pail, my "source" kids you not!

Yeah, I don't believe it happened either, but my neighbor's brother's uncle's cousin's driver was sleeping in the back of the room and woke up in time to hear it with his own ear.

Next weak the combined Sgts and Dicks list will be out.

Take it to the bank baby.

7/22/2012 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the new sgt list? They put out requests 3 months ago. What gives?

7/22/2012 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's now 3 months past the alleged Sgt's announcement. What could possibly still be the hold up. No word, no rumors, couple secret meritorious interviews and still nothing............. What a friking joke. Yet we have money for cease fire and have made up at least 7 new strategies. This dept has sunk along with the shitty.
__________________________________

Wonder if it was a scam to motivate people to work thinking that they will get promoted. Should have been at least 75-100 nominated. And the academy hasn't even set up the classes yet.

7/22/2012 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Puff piece about GMac in the Wall Street Journal by his old pal Bill Bratton. Bratton's legacy is tied to McCarthy, so he wants to see him succeed. The article is called "The Real Story of Chicago's Bloody Summer."

7/22/2012 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's now 3 months past the alleged Sgt's announcement. What could possibly still be the hold up. No word, no rumors, couple secret meritorious interviews and still nothing............. What a friking joke. Yet we have money for cease fire and have made up at least 7 new strategies. This dept has sunk along with the shitty.

7/22/2012 01:01:00 AM
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The holdup is - you were lied to, in order to make everybody play nice for Nato.

7/22/2012 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
SCC you have to put this info out there, every fri/sat/sun night supervisor from 911 calls 311 to have police officers log in as 911 call takers/dispatchers with no formal training.

this makes the wait time for 911 calls go down and make it look like we don't have to hire.

the bad part about all of this is that we are not trained call takers and are held responsible for every call that we take. I never saw this on our job description..... I Many calls to FOP were made but alot of questions unanswered.

When are they going to stop robbing Peter to pay Mary and Paul??

7/22/2012 01:54:00 AM


Hey call back, aren't you a sworn PO? How much training do you need? Have you been there so long you forgot how to be the police?

7/22/2012 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's now 3 months past the alleged Sgt's announcement. What could possibly still be the hold up. No word, no rumors, couple secret meritorious interviews and still nothing



No $$$

7/22/2012 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....Anonymous said...
So it's now 3 months past the alleged Sgt's announcement. What could possibly still be the hold up. No word, no rumors, couple secret meritorious interviews and still nothing............. What a friking joke.....


Ha Ha Ha, You really believed all that b.s. about making promotions?

Silly You!

Rahm has all the boss's he needs, he will just make them do more!

7/22/2012 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

!!!!... Anonymous said...
SCC you have to put this info out there, every fri/sat/sun night supervisor from 911 calls 311 to have police officers log in as 911 call takers/dispatchers with no formal training.

this makes the wait time for 911 calls go down and make it look like we don't have to hire.

the bad part about all of this is that we are not trained call takers and are held responsible for every call that we take. I never saw this on our job description..... I made many calls to FOP were made but a lot of questions are still unanswered.

When are they going to stop robbing Peter to pay Mary and Paul??

7/22/2012 01:54:00 AM...!!!

Is that why Police Officers sitting at the Desk, in the Lock-up, Roll-Call Room, W.C.s Office, Tactical Office and even the John pick up a phone and find themselves talking to an irate citizen and give the advice, "Please hang up and cal 9-1-1.", get the respnse, "I did call 9-1-1 and got connected to YOU!"

I'd give them the Alderman's number.

Doing more with less sucks.

7/22/2012 04:34:00 PM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

When are they going to stop robbing Peter to pay Mary and Paul??

7/22/2012 01:54:00 AM

Around the time that this city stops electing morons and actually attempts to fix the problems with a Mayor that isn't Republitard or Demorat.

7/22/2012 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The Sgt was wrong.The defense was that the shithead was about to spit at the Sgt. What really happened was the jagoff was mouthing off and as usual emotions got involved and the asshole caught a slap. This is why CPD has the rep it has. Other Police Depts act professionally, and while they do not take shit from people on the street, they also dont crack handcuffed offenders to "teach them a lesson". Come up with whatever excuse ya want but in my 17 years on the job I have seen alot of coward Officers tune up prisoners with the cuffs on and think they are tough as a result. Do your job with dignity and do it right. We dont have to be thugs to take down thugs. All im saying is pick a side. Now you may start commenting on what a asshat,jagoff,house mouse (not true) POS, coward, pussy I am haha. GFY I could care less.
To the real Police be safe

7/21/2012 12:24:00 AM

So if you witnessed these alleged abuses by the police, did you report these abuses to your supervisor. If not why not? That would just make you part of the problem also covering up these alleged abuses, correct Mr. perfect ???

7/22/2012 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think we got it bad here, get a load of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-8m_X9aR4g

Newly installed Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia recently decided to abolish the department's Class D uniform. The Class D is a softer uniform worn by street cops that is light weight, cooler in summer and provides added comfort. It is a great all around utility uniform that allows officers to carry the numerous pieces of required equipment in a comfortable manner. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association secured the Class D uniform in contract negotiations with the city 15 years ago. It is the preferred uniform of many of the department's street officers. Rank and file officers were angered and disappointed by a decision that turns the clock back 15 years and takes a valued and versatile un5iform choice off the table.

7/22/2012 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is it with Captain Cynthia White the X-O in 10?

Is it true that she is working a 12hour day, 5 day week and putting in a slip for 4 HOURS OF OVERTIME EVERYDAY???

Nice way of padding your retirement nest egg while we can't get enough P.O.s and she refuses Time Due because we don't have enough P.O.s.

What is the truth behind her past in the 2nd district? Did she get caught dirty by the Feds? Did she not only wear a wire to get the other cops she was involved with she also got a bugged apartment courtesy of the F.B.I.?

Any old-timers from The Deuce care to enlighten us?

7/22/2012 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's get rid of twenty five aldermen we will save the city and citizens millions. Let's start following them to see how they spend the city's money and how many hours they spend at the gym and the two hour lunches they have. And why do they get to carry guns they have no training they are not the police. And if they can have guns why can't a citizen have one. And why don't they go for random drug testing ? I bet half of them would piss hot ! Where is the news media why can't they do a story on the alderman are they scard.

7/22/2012 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rahm wants the teachers to be baby sitters, so the body count will drop. who is the father of these young people? anyone can create a child, it takes a man to rear them. oh well, even obama knows the answer to that one.

7/22/2012 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ot is it true jj jr picture is on budweiser bottles as a missing person bwahaha

7/22/2012 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't the dept. just add a debriefing page or two to the arrest reports that is jamming everything up? That the debriefing form is now an actual part of the arrest form and arrest reports are getting stuck? I'm on furlo so that's just what I heard.

7/22/2012 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when did little Mike Masters become an expert in Homeland Security? He didn't know his ass from a hole in the ground when he began under a year ago! Wtf is wrong with the media? Terry Hillard fired him from the police dept, what until a disaster strikes Chicago/Cook County, we are all fucked with this guy filling out the paperwork!

7/22/2012 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No sgt or lt class this year. You can take that to the bank

7/22/2012 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit about the sgts list. Very few of them know what they are doing anyway!

7/23/2012 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed about who gives a shit about the sgt's list.

99.9% will never get promoted anyway, or that's as high as you will go.

Until you get a call, occupy yourself with more pleasant thoughts.

7/23/2012 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What interview process? I kmow several people who have been submitted for merit Sgt and not one has had to be interviewed. So who started this interview crap?!

7/22/2012 05:55:00 AM


The interview process is over. Those going to be promoted already had their interview. Some of them at birth. Win, wink, nod, nod. Flash the pinky ring, notify the watch commander, want some of that lettuce to make a salad?

7/23/2012 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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"Hey call back, aren't you a sworn PO? How much training do you need? Have you been there so long you forgot how to be the police?"

7/22/2012 01:25:00 PM


Just save the troops on the street the aggravation of going to a bullshit job, hang up when you can or just give it a 19-P as the calls come in.

"911 what's your emergency? What, your kid is disrespecting you? He won't go get you a can of grape pop? My my, that's too bad. Go get a copy of Dr Spock's book." Next.

7/23/2012 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>When are they going to stop robbing Peter to pay Mary and Paul??

7/22/2012 01:54:00 AM<<<

"If I had a hamm--mer I'd hammer in the morning....

I'd hammer in the evening....

All over this land!"

OK, some flashback from the '60's dude. Must be a litte of that bad acid somebody slipped me when I wasn't lookin' back then.

7/23/2012 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Since when did little Mike Masters become an expert in Homeland Security? He didn't know his ass from a hole in the ground when he began under a year ago! Wtf is wrong with the media? Terry Hillard fired him from the police dept, what until a disaster strikes Chicago/Cook County, we are all fucked with this guy filling out the paperwork!

7/22/2012 11:05:00 PM


MM because an expert in most everything while he was a flunky gopher in Bernie Hansen's 44th Ward Aldermanic office.

7/23/2012 08:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"911 what's your emergency? What, your kid is disrespecting you? He won't go get you a can of grape pop? My my, that's too bad. Go get a copy of Dr Spock's book." Next.

--7/23/2012 02:36:00 PM


Oh, yeah, preliterate people will dig the reference to a half-century-old BO-O-whu you say?

7/23/2012 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What interview process? I kmow several people who have been submitted for merit Sgt and not one has had to be interviewed. So who started this interview crap?!

7/22/2012 05:55:00 AM


The interview process is over. Those going to be promoted already had their interview. Some of them at birth. Win, wink, nod, nod. Flash the pinky ring, notify the watch commander, want some of that lettuce to make a salad?


____________________________________


Well seeing as u were not called in u obviously didnt make the cut. Mceastcoast interviewed close to 30 nominees 20 for sgt and 10 for lt. Better luck next time.

7/24/2012 12:09:00 AM  

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