Sunday, August 19, 2012

Not a Trend

A nice cool August night and then suddenly....:
  • Nineteen people were shot, two fatally, across the city Friday night and Saturday morning.

    The weekend's violence started with an attack in the 500 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood about 6:20 p.m. Two people were shot in the block. One person was taken to John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County and the other, 22, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the person was pronounced dead.[...]

    The other homicide happened about 12:15 a.m. in the 11500 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood. Two men were shot and one didn't survive. Police said an 18-year-old was found dead with a gun in his hand and a second man, 25, was dropped off at Roseland Hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg.[...]

Not even two-thirds of the way through August and the gang recruiting season (schools opening) isn't even here yet. The claims of the latest strategy working it's "incremental" magic are in real danger of failing. Badly failing. When you take credit for a drop of 6 killings, you better accept the blame for a rise. What did we say earlier this year?

  • One month does not make a trend
July 2012 was the first month since something like September of last year where there was a drop in homicides. Now August is ramping up. That tells us that July was the aberration, not the previous nine months.

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94 Comments:

Anonymous 35th - Michigan said...

Academy people are saying that everyone on the current hiring list will be called for the POWER test by 18 September.

They are notifing people by email and most of them are going to their SPAM email so NO ONE is getting notified.

Tracy Ladner from Human Resources in under pressure to get 500 hired by the end of the year.

BECAUSE these fucks wanted to save money on postage the entire hiring process this time around was a flop.

8/19/2012 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous The Blue Jean Committee said...

Englewood afternoon,
Sittin on my cousin's porch,
Drinking cinnamon beer with you

8/19/2012 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missed a Homicide at 35th and Wood. 2 Count(esses) shot, one dead.

8/19/2012 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing on chicago breaking news yet but a happy reunion for Wentworth gardens at 39 princeton turns violent. Chalkie got sloppy drunk on cognac and other fine liqueurs and just 3 people got only wounded.

8/19/2012 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahms Emanual better do something about all the shootings or his chances to run for president are looking very bad.

8/19/2012 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy has to go soon! The troops have no faith in him! His constant push to commanders to limit time due has effected the troops. These men and women working 24/7 are under a very different type of stress. Just driving the city streets 24/7 is stressful enough. Then when that man with a gun call or person shot comes in, the mind and body elevate so fast that its stressful on the body and eventually causes burnout. When McCarthy came here he sold his soul to the devil just to get this job to feed his EGO. If this trend continues much longer the troops will have have little to nothing left in the tank. McCarthy must go soon!!!

8/19/2012 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luckily most of the shooters' aim is bad or the number of murders would be way up. Not sure how many weeks in a row bad aim as kept the numbers down.

8/19/2012 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's okay because all other crime is down....just listen to the zones- they are almost always in a RAP! Tonight I heard of domestic disturbance calls which were over 40 minutes old and multiple battery in progress calls with even more time on those. Think those people got a report? So now domestics and batteries are down. There were numerous calls of shots fired that had been pending for 30-45 minutes.....we aren't even going to shots fired calls anymore because we can't-not enough cops and too many shootings and babysitting gangbangers. My point is, crime is only down because there are many victims who never get a report! When will someone call this Supt. on his BS? Murders are up because there will always be a report.....other crime is up as well!

8/19/2012 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCawthy plans to start scratching for more bodies to help cover the mayor's lies about more boots on the ground in areas of need.
Who's next? Turns out the bike unit's days are numbered, at least half are slated for transfer orders to 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, and for those who cry loudest -009 (if you're clouted). They plan on sending them to be used on bikes at the respective district Commanders discretion but Superintendent made it clear those officers sent to districts won't last past October on bikes.
Apparently, the big boss has lost respect for the sergeant who turned down a promotion unless he could keep control over his collection of uniform mannequins to display around downtown coffee shops.
Sup says 12 years is long enough to avoid patrol.

8/19/2012 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean that the increase is no longer decreasing? So, is the decrease in the increase now an increase in the increase? Or what? Is there anyone left to dump? Have we gotten down to making sergeants as commander to help stem the increase in the increase of shootings and murders? Hmmm, maybe I should stick around and see if they start making PO's commanders. Could happen. Couldn't hurt. Already we ask "Commander WHO?" when a new commander is spit out of 35th St.

8/19/2012 02:57:00 AM  
Blogger JohnL said...


where is Cease Fire.
What happened to Rahm's $ million?

8/19/2012 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>where is Cease Fire.
What happened to Rahm's $ million?

8/19/2012 03:15:00 AM<<<

Excuse me, it was our $ MILLION.

Probably the same place the PARKING METER MONEY, the money paid to Jeff Fort and the cash that went to Gangster Disciples/Growth and Development scam and for that matter our pension payments.

Like the $2 per paycheck for Medical Insurance it's just a start.

Remember this on Election Day.

8/19/2012 04:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

30 shot and 5 dead friday and saturday only... Lets see what sunday brings. Good job Rham and Garry... Keep up the good work

8/19/2012 05:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JohnL said...


where is Cease Fire.
What happened to Rahm's $ million?

8/19/2012 03:15:00 AM

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I think they are on a four day work week mon-thur and don't work weekends.

8/19/2012 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"Rahms Emanual better do something about all the shootings or his chances to run for president are looking very bad."

Don't worry about Rhambo, all those "victims" were members of RAP ... Republicans against Poleece.

The ones that don't survive become reliably Democratic voters.

8/19/2012 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McWhatever... it's warming up later in the week. FYI

8/19/2012 06:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 shot Friday in 017. One guy shot 9 times with a .45 and it looks like he'll live? Another shot on Saturday. Crime is down!

8/19/2012 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the attitude of some pos is not about doing the work. they feel a quiet safe spot is what they should have. the pols create this by getting these pos assigned because of their clout. its similar to hiring a sup thats not up to the job. the effect of all this is a dept with low morale, and promoting pos with no expertise to handle the rank.

8/19/2012 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

JohnL said...

where is Cease Fire.
What happened to Rahm's $ million?

8/19/2012 03:15:00 AM


Anyone who thinks that $1,000,000.00 was for ANYTHING other than buying ghetto community votes in November, has his head up his ass.

Keep your eye on the money! Soon, Louis Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam, who have been visible during daylight hours, and in "safer" parts of the black community, will start crying for their handout.

Chicago is nothing but a liberal, political slush fund where votes are bought and paid for! It's the Obama way, from his days as a community organizer with ACORN.

8/19/2012 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ater reading about last nights blood bath the last line always seems to read... NO ONE IS IN CUSTODY IN ANY OF THE SHOOTINGS.

8/19/2012 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous CHALKIE said...

Anonymous said...
Nothing on chicago breaking news yet but a happy reunion for Wentworth gardens at 39 princeton turns violent. Chalkie got sloppy drunk on cognac and other fine liqueurs and just 3 people got only wounded.

8/19/2012 12:51:00 AM

You are sadly mis-informed sir, I NEVER drink while I'm working. I'm often imitated but never duplicated !

Chalkie

8/19/2012 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To think we spent a million for these results. Imagine if we didn't give them a ransom money?

8/19/2012 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahms Emanual better do something about all the shootings or his chances to run for president are looking very bad.

8/19/2012 12:54:00 AM

This country elected a communist from a racist church with no executive level experience who took credit for a book most likely authored by a terrorist.

Do you really think the murder rate in this town is going to stop the communist party of the USA (democrats) from putting another turd into the White House?

8/19/2012 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone better organize a march. This can't go on. These pilgrims need to be stopped.

8/19/2012 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BECAUSE these fucks wanted to save money on postage the entire hiring process this time around was a flop.


How about BECAUSE it's 2012, people use email, everything is not a conspiracy.

8/19/2012 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

35th - Michigan said...
Academy people are saying that everyone on the current hiring list will be called for the POWER test by 18 September.

They are notifing people by email and most of them are going to their SPAM email so NO ONE is getting notified.

Tracy Ladner from Human Resources in under pressure to get 500 hired by the end of the year.

BECAUSE these fucks wanted to save money on postage the entire hiring process this time around was a flop.

8/19/2012 12:14:00 AM

Tracy ladner is a goof. Personnel used to be a organized and efficient unit. Now they are disorganized unit that is making numerous mistakes. Where is the oversight for HR? Emailing new candidates for the power test? How many qualified candidates are we loosing because of emailing issues? Where is the professionalism?

8/19/2012 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Sgt. gone from the watch. JA is that bad to work for.

8/19/2012 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gmax Super Strategy Initiative # 12-0958:

Disband the "Nobody In Custody, Detectives Are Investigating Unit " (formerly News Affairs).
To save time and increase manpower, only persons NOT SHOT will be reported to the media.

Ceez'Farr needs another $1mil. According to GMax, they're starting to show results.

Btw, will there be a granite marker and plaque placed on the site where JFed made his historic "Gotta Run" quip?

Get the pitchforks and torches ready, Rahmulus may be ready to run gmac and his magic numbers travelling salvation bandwagon out of the city.
As long as the 50 elected sock monkeys are satisfied, they'll kept their mouths sewn shut.

8/19/2012 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY Ceasefire!
Anybody?
Bueller?
Cue the crickets sound.

8/19/2012 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ceasefire isn't hitting the streets anytime soon. They are not stupid. Vehicle shootings and homicides are still going crazy they are "training" and "recruiting". Once November rolls around the will deploy a new plan/strategy and viola. Shootings will start to have a decrease. It's quite simple.

8/19/2012 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, everyone I know with a credit union acct is having problems taking cash out! Wtf?

8/19/2012 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the minds of Rahm and Gary, hiring the almost 1,800 or so police officers we're currently short and already budgeted for wont change anything. These two are insane !!!

8/19/2012 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently, the big boss has lost respect for the sergeant who turned down a promotion unless he could keep control over his collection of uniform mannequins to display around downtown coffee shops.
Sup says 12 years is long enough to avoid patrol.

8/19/2012 02:56:00 AM


12 years is long enough to avoid patrol?? Then I guess a large exodus from Fugative, Narcotics & units at Headquarters should be forthcoming as well...

8/19/2012 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing that will help is more feet on the street. Give us more cops, please.

8/19/2012 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger Robert Fowler said...

"Two people were shot in the block."

That's gotta hurt. Sorry, couldn't resist.

8/19/2012 09:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - time to pass a cost of living increase for officers born after 1955. The two-tier retirement benefits are unfair. All retired Officers deserve cost of living increases. They are on a fixed income.

8/19/2012 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep downtown safe and to hell with the assholes let them kill each other.

8/19/2012 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy is in a major meltdown.

All three national news networks will do lead stories on Chicago's murder rate. CBS is calling Chicago one of the most violent places in the world.

McCarthy realizes that this is now his last stand. It appears that ALL units will be sent to district patrol. The words out of his mouth are, "The only mission for all police is to get murders down."

No narcotics, no gang intell, no mounted unit, no marine unit, no traffic enforcement, no unnecessary admin spots. EVERYONE is going to a south or west side district. ET's are also going back to the district with the mandate to process crime scenes as fast as possible. McCarthy thinks it's a waste to keep cars down for crime scene protection.

Headquarters will no longer be open 24 hours. Only CPIC will be in the building after business hours.

8/19/2012 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here Ceasefire!! Here, boy!! Come!! Come!! AAAAAAAW!! Wook at da wittle Ceasefire gnawing da million dollar bone!! Quelle surprise!

Rahm Emmanuel...We citizens want our million bucks back to give to CPD to get our streets better protected by REAL police!!!!

AND we want Ceasefire thrown in City Dog Pound where they belong for having done NOTHING this weekend!!!!

8/19/2012 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is prob gonna be around 60 murders this month, hows gary gonna spin that?

8/19/2012 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ceasefire is bull shit. Should have put that money back into the pension system. It's owed to us ANYWAYS!

8/19/2012 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good ol chicago values. in other words... everything that is wrong with this country

8/19/2012 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Red Eye Homicide Tracker is waaaaaaay behind. They are only showing 24 for August, and the last homicide was listed on August 15th. There's been at least 6, possibly 7 more since then. I'm usually not a consipiracy theorist, but I wouldn't at all be surprised if Rahm's people reached out to Tracy Swartz at the Red Eye, and asked her to forget a few here & there. This city is coming unraveled at the seams, and unless Rahm get his priorities in order, and puts the proper resources in the proper places (HIRING MORE COPS), we will find ourselves the butt of the countries' jokes.

8/19/2012 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the topic but, How will the pension proposal on the Nov Ballot affect us? This is a very important issue yet all our unions are silent. Does anyone know?

8/19/2012 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI:. Retirement party tonight for P.O. Don Turney from 019. All are welcome. Its at Sportscorner at Addison and Sheffield starting at 7:00

8/19/2012 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This calls for a new initiative! Thats the ticket! Call the press.
Start up the smoke generator! As Rahm to come over and smirk!

8/19/2012 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


where is Cease Fire.
What happened to Rahm's $ million?

8/19/2012 03:15:00 AM

If it was Rahm's million, who cares. But it's the TAXPAYER'S million that he handed off to the felons. MY million.

8/19/2012 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well duh!! How can I brag about a decrease unless there is an increase to decrease!! Quite simple, don't you see.
Signed: Garry McCarthy.

8/19/2012 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahms Emanual better do something about all the shootings or his chances to run for president are looking very bad.

8/19/2012 12:54:00 AM

His chances to run for President are over. He's gotten a taste for how hard it really is to get things done and keep everybody in line. He's going to opt for private business down the road, where the real money and power are.


8/19/2012 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Academy people are saying that everyone on the current hiring list will be called for the POWER test by 18 September.

They are notifing people by email and most of them are going to their SPAM email so NO ONE is getting notified.

Tracy Ladner from Human Resources in under pressure to get 500 hired by the end of the year.

BECAUSE these fucks wanted to save money on postage the entire hiring process this time around was a flop.



What number are they on for the power test? Or how do you check to see how close you are to being called?

8/19/2012 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were down on crime because the gangbangers were on vacation in other towns, raising hell.

Maybe we should get rid of police and hire "MORE CEASEFIRE" because they're doing such a good job.

8/19/2012 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nobody wants this job!go to other cities or burbs where police are respected and taken care of!AFTER 12 YEARS IN JOLIET YOU ARE AT 100,000 !AND U DONT HERE ALL THE NEGATIVE THREATS FROM JOLIET MAYOR OR CHIEF!rahm better change his tune and up are salaries and pension, or nobody will ever want to be a chicago cop!AND I DONT BLAME THEM!

8/19/2012 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

35th - Michigan said...
Academy people are saying that everyone on the current hiring list will be called for the POWER test by 18 September.

They are notifing people by email and most of them are going to their SPAM email so NO ONE is getting notified.

Tracy Ladner from Human Resources in under pressure to get 500 hired by the end of the year.

BECAUSE these fucks wanted to save money on postage the entire hiring process this time around was a flop.

8/19/2012 12:14:00 AM

Tracy ladner is a goof. Personnel used to be a organized and efficient unit. Now they are disorganized unit that is making numerous mistakes. Where is the oversight for HR? Emailing new candidates for the power test? How many qualified candidates are we loosing because of emailing issues? Where is the professionalism?
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To the asshat that reminded us it's 2012- no shit thanks for the update. The point is that the city did a half ass job of notifying people for the test- myself included. My notice was in my spam folder. However I noticed that certain groups of people (figure that one out) got regular paper notices in the mail 3-4 weeks prior. When I went there we only about 40 people that showed and that was the trend for all of the groups called for this test. I had 6 days to get ready for it. All of the people I talked to while I was there said the same thing I did- that they had ZERO notice and tons of people missed it all together. Rumor is that this list which is just under 7,000 will be exhausted by September. YEAH BECAUSE MOST OF US DID NOT KNOW WE HAD TO BE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE! And please- don't tell me I'm better off without it, I've heard it all and still want this.

Anyone have any suggestions as to what the people in my situation can do? I appealed it already to HR and got a generic response. I don't know what else to do.

8/19/2012 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope posting on the blog doesn't screw up this move. All indications were Kennedy going to mass transit. Learning been back stabbing Graeber. Claypool the hack has sanctioned it, but playin the dumb roll.

8/19/2012 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 60% of new hires are failing the lie detector test, particularly questions about past drug use. Another 35% fail the power test.

That means that they need 10,000 applicants to hire 500 police.

8/19/2012 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracy ladner is a goof. Personnel used to be a organized and efficient unit. Now they are disorganized unit that is making numerous mistakes. Where is the oversight for HR? Emailing new candidates for the power test? How many qualified candidates are we loosing because of emailing issues? Where is the professionalism?
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To the asshat that reminded us it's 2012- no shit thanks for the update. The point is that the city did a half ass job of notifying people for the test- myself included. My notice was in my spam folder. However I noticed that certain groups of people (figure that one out) got regular paper notices in the mail 3-4 weeks prior. When I went there we only about 40 people that showed and that was the trend for all of the groups called for this test. I had 6 days to get ready for it. All of the people I talked to while I was there said the same thing I did- that they had ZERO notice and tons of people missed it all together. Rumor is that this list which is just under 7,000 will be exhausted by September. YEAH BECAUSE MOST OF US DID NOT KNOW WE HAD TO BE THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE! And please- don't tell me I'm better off without it, I've heard it all and still want this.

Anyone have any suggestions as to what the people in my situation can do? I appealed it already to HR and got a generic response. I don't know what else to do.

8/19/2012 03:32:00 PM


Consider this a gift from heaven, it won't get any better once you get hired here. Go apply to a real police or law enforcement agency. Illinois State Police, US Marshall Service, Secret Service, FBI, DEA, you get the idea? Also Customs Service.

Border Patrol is getting into firefights almost every day. I know one PO whose son got on the Border Patrol and resigned in less than a year. Can't recommend Border Patrol.

There are some good suburban departments around. Wilmette, Winnetka, keep looking.

What you experienced during hiring is normal here now, it is a disorganized mess and is getting worse. But if you can't be dissuaded keep at it, you can have my spot, I am retiring in November. I wanted this job just as badly in 1985. It was top notch at that time by comparison with now.

Good luck.

8/19/2012 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word has it that the RNC is about to air a commercial about the out of control violence in Rahm's Ommmma city*****
Watch for the crazyness and demotions to follow
----Do Nothing

8/19/2012 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'BECAUSE these fucks wanted to save money on postage the entire hiring process this time around was a flop.'


How about BECAUSE it's 2012, people use email, everything is not a conspiracy.

8/19/2012 08:21:00 AM



then why didn't they also mail hard copies?

and being cheap isn't the same as 'a conspiracy'.

8/19/2012 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"""
There is prob gonna be around 60 murders this month, hows gary gonna spin that?
"""

He'll say it could've been 100, so 60 ain't that bad.

8/19/2012 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Btw, will there be a granite marker and plaque placed on the site where JFed made his historic "Gotta Run" quip?


8/19/2012 08:54:00 AM




yes.

it will be a pair of soiled boxers, bronzed for your protection.

8/19/2012 05:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are notifing people by email and most of them are going to their SPAM email so NO ONE is getting notified.

Tracy Ladner from Human Resources in under pressure to get 500 hired by the end of the year.

BECAUSE these fucks wanted to save money on postage the entire hiring process this time around was a flop.



What number are they on for the power test? Or how do you check to see how close you are to being called?

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You can call personnel and ask what number they're on. But you'd probably be better off checking your spam folder, as I've posted before, that's where mine was. They're almost done with this list so good luck. If you missed it because it's been sitting in your spam folder, all I can tell you is you're not the only one. HR doesn't care, they'll tell you tough luck, try again next written test.

8/19/2012 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently observed the HONEYBADGER shaking hands with CHALKIE in Albany Park.......the plot thickens!

They do make a cute couple!



8/19/2012 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday CBS World News at 5:00 pm announced Chicago had 30 shot this weekend. Mind boggling.

Stay safe

8/19/2012 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drop the recruit age to 23 already. Every 21 year old who took the test will be 23 now.

8/19/2012 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY MORONS WHO THINK RAHM WANTS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, only idiots from Chicago believe the crap politicians feed them or what rumors you hear at work from nobody's. Do you really think America would elect a snake who helped orchestrate the SOLYNDRA deals, FANNIE MAY ??? He would get pummeled in the media!!! Who would settle for the worst political job in the country and run for mayor of Chicago??? ONLY RAHM, BECAUSE ONLY HE COULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CRISIS, NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WATSE!!!!!!!!!!!

8/19/2012 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off the topic but, How will the pension proposal on the Nov Ballot affect us? This is a very important issue yet all our unions are silent. Does anyone know?

8/19/2012 12:15:00

What are you talking about?

8/19/2012 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCarthy is in a major meltdown.

All three national news networks will do lead stories on Chicago's murder rate. CBS is calling Chicago one of the most violent places in the world.

McCarthy realizes that this is now his last stand. It appears that ALL units will be sent to district patrol. The words out of his mouth are, "The only mission for all police is to get murders down."

No narcotics, no gang intell, no mounted unit, no marine unit, no traffic enforcement, no unnecessary admin spots. EVERYONE is going to a south or west side district. ET's are also going back to the district with the mandate to process crime scenes as fast as possible. McCarthy thinks it's a waste to keep cars down for crime scene protection.

Headquarters will no longer be open 24 hours. Only CPIC will be in the building after business hours.

8/19/2012 10:05:00 AM

Ha! This post sounds legit and I hope it's true.
When someone drowns because he pulled the marine unit for Smoke and Mirrors Initiative #14, and when the horses are needed for crowd control, or for some clouted parade, but Smoke and Mirrors (aka: the 'Save my Job' initiative takes precedence, there will be hell to pay.
Can't wait. His departure is already two weeks overdue.

8/19/2012 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - time to pass a cost of living increase for officers born after 1955. The two-tier retirement benefits are unfair. All retired Officers deserve cost of living increases. They are on a fixed income.

8/19/2012 09:56:00 AM
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Normally, I don't say stuff like this, but you're an idiot.
In a time when the governor and the mayor are trying to REDUCE the pensions, do you really think they are going to go to bat for INCREASING your payout?
Shut up, be patient, wait for better economic times, then ask your legislators to introduce it. Now is NOT the time. Even bringing it up at this point in time makes you look like you've had your fiscal head under a rock, or you've lived in a cave the last four years. Be realistic. No one is going to champion this cause for at least another year or two.

8/19/2012 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't we make sure everyone who applies for this job get handed a government computer (and a link card) so they make sure they can get the call up.

No offense to the potential recruits who are trying to get hired in the best circus in the free world.

By the way did I mention F$&k you McSingle.

That is all.

8/19/2012 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To:03:32:00 -Make appeals to HR;Police Board and city hall HR.
One of those three should be able to assist.
If all else fails, make an appointment with Eddie Burke and be prepared to drop some$$$.

8/19/2012 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those that are on the hiring list, here are a few tips:
Start working out. Go to Illinois Training and Standards Board website and look up P.O.W.E.R Test. Train for it.
Written psych: keep all your answers consistent. Numerous questions are the same just reworded.
Polygraph: don't lie. If you smoked a little weed 5 years ago, admit it. Many r failing this psych test.
Good luck, we need the bodies.

8/19/2012 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the teachers are printing their strike posters already... this will give Obumma's campaign a big kick in the nuts. The GOP should give the teachers 15 million in bonus cash just to strike no matter what. That would be a big blow to rahm and his stooges.

8/19/2012 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Evidence Technician or Mobile Crime Lab for the murder on 35th. One sgt. in 008 on the third watch and only one sgt. on midnights.

Nice job pillaging the manpower Democrats. Now enjoy the bed you have made.

8/19/2012 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Btw, will there be a granite marker and plaque placed on the site where JFed made his historic "Gotta Run" quip?


8/19/2012 08:54:00 AM




yes.

it will be a pair of soiled boxers, bronzed for your protection.

8/19/2012 05:19:00 PM
ha ha! good one!

8/19/2012 08:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!

8/19/2012 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
HEY MORONS WHO THINK RAHM WANTS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, only idiots from Chicago believe the crap politicians feed them or what rumors you hear at work from nobody's. Do you really think America would elect a snake who helped orchestrate the SOLYNDRA deals, FANNIE MAY ??? He would get pummeled in the media!!! Who would settle for the worst political job in the country and run for mayor of Chicago??? ONLY RAHM, BECAUSE ONLY HE COULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CRISIS, NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WATSE!!!!!!!!!!!

8/19/2012 06:30:00 PM

just because a person runs for president doesn't mean he'll win. He's going to run.

8/19/2012 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently observed the HONEYBADGER shaking hands with CHALKIE in Albany Park.......the plot thickens!

They do make a cute couple!



8/19/2012 05:35:00 PM




those weren't our hands.





Chalkie

8/19/2012 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY MORONS WHO THINK RAHM WANTS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, only idiots from Chicago believe the crap politicians feed them or what rumors you hear at work from nobody's. Do you really think America would elect a snake who helped orchestrate the SOLYNDRA deals, FANNIE MAY ??? He would get pummeled in the media!!! Who would settle for the worst political job in the country and run for mayor of Chicago??? ONLY RAHM, BECAUSE ONLY HE COULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CRISIS, NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WATSE!!!!!!!!!!!

8/19/2012 06:30:00 PM
Hey moron....no I think they will re elect some asshole from the hood that never had a real job and no political experience or business to speak of. oh yea that does drugs and eats dogs too

8/19/2012 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF is with that Englewood hood? Its worse than the middle east!

8/19/2012 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was talking with the wife today as she was reading the number of people killed this weekend. She then said if American troops over seas were getting killed at this rate there would be a huge public outcry. How true, how sad.

8/19/2012 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT - time to pass a cost of living increase for officers born after 1955. The two-tier retirement benefits are unfair. All retired Officers deserve cost of living increases. They are on a fixed income.

8/19/2012 09:56:00 AM


Born after 1955 do get a COLA, only 1.5% instead of 3%, simple interest, not compound of course.

Last year FOP was in Springfield trying to get the after 1955 passed. No pension enhancements will pass that are not paid for somehow. Expect some type of payment/giveback by active in exchange for the after 1955. It won't get passed otherwise.

Get used to lots of shit becoming two tier.

8/19/2012 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
OT, everyone I know with a credit union acct is having problems taking cash out! Wtf?

8/19/2012 09:06:00 AM


Me too, PIN doesn't work.

Money is there, card works for purchases, no cash because no PIN that works.

8/19/2012 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as Old Timers generate revenue,the city will walk all over us.

8/19/2012 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Academy staff told to be in on time tomorrow, Personnel to address staff, personnel will assign follow-ups for members to visit applicants. Staff will be riding out all week to make sure applicants have been notified.

8/19/2012 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Shoot one if you got one said...

The numbers are rounding out to about 50 people shot for the weekend. 40 plus by 9 am Sunday and then some decent mid afternoon shootings. 50 at least by midnight Sunday into Monday. We haven't seen these numbers since, oh, a few weeks ago.

8/19/2012 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT - time to pass a cost of living increase for officers born after 1955. The two-tier retirement benefits are unfair. All retired Officers deserve cost of living increases. They are on a fixed income.

8/19/2012 09:56:00 AM
=
Normally, I don't say stuff like this, but you're an idiot.
In a time when the governor and the mayor are trying to REDUCE the pensions, do you really think they are going to go to bat for INCREASING your payout?
Shut up, be patient, wait for better economic times, then ask your legislators to introduce it. Now is NOT the time. Even bringing it up at this point in time makes you look like you've had your fiscal head under a rock, or you've lived in a cave the last four years. Be realistic. No one is going to champion this cause for at least another year or two.

8/19/2012 06:46:00 PM
Ahh let me guess you were born in the 70's "More hair gel please!"

8/20/2012 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 60% of new hires are failing the lie detector test, particularly questions about past drug use. Another 35% fail the power test.

That means that they need 10,000 applicants to hire 500 police.

8/19/2012 04:20:00 PM
________________________________

Your math is off.

1. 10,000 – 60%= 4,000 candidates (after 60 percent fail the lie test)

2. 4,000 – 35% = 2,600 candidates (after 35% fail the fitness test)

Do not buy any big ticket items by yourself. You are going to get ripped off.

8/20/2012 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are notifing people by email and most of them are going to their SPAM email so NO ONE is getting notified.

How about prospective applicants also check their
fucking SPAM FOLDER on a weekly basis? I know
I do, because I will occasionally find something in
there that ISN'T SPAM. D-uh!!!

8/20/2012 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm hearing from some applicants that they are being discarded for admitting some prior drug usage, particularly weed. Are we really being so picky
now about crap like that? From high school years
of applicants? Good luck on finding the 1,000
bodies you want/need to fill up the openings
Rahm & Garry. Sounds like you've sabotaged
the only good idea you've had about the CPD
since you two started working together here
in Chi (actually hiring people!).

8/20/2012 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY MORONS WHO THINK RAHM WANTS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, only idiots from Chicago believe the crap politicians feed them or what rumors you hear at work from nobody's. Do you really think America would elect a snake who helped orchestrate the SOLYNDRA deals, FANNIE MAY ??? He would get pummeled in the media!!! Who would settle for the worst political job in the country and run for mayor of Chicago??? ONLY RAHM, BECAUSE ONLY HE COULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CRISIS, NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WATSE!!!!!!!!!!!

8/19/2012 06:30:00 PM

The people who think Rahm Emanuel wants to run for President are not morons. They are right.

It doesn't mean they think he will win, or that he COULD win. It means they think his New York Harbor sized ego lets HIM think he could win.

While a few urban areas might give him a decent showing, Nebraska and Utah and New Mexico and West Virginia will not vote for the self-proclaimed 'spin-doctor'. He's only popular in his own mind. Even Ari's influence can't reach that far.

But that doesn't mean Rahm doesn't want it. Badly.

8/20/2012 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone have any suggestions as to what the people in my situation can do? I appealed it already to HR and got a generic response. I don't know what else to do.

8/19/2012 03:32:00 PM
=
Class action lawsuit. Set up a separate email account and post it here. Try and locate all the people who weren't notified in a proper fashion, via SCC, FOIA requests and maybe a good old fashioned grassroots campaign.

People with less basis than this have won lawsuits against the City, so why not you?

And, in the meantime, haven't you heard all those commercials the CIA has been airing, trying to find candidates to hire? I can't tell you how I wish I'd talked to that nice man in the suit who invited me to interview with them, back when I was a college junior. Try it; you might find yourself in an interesting job, instead of writing parkers on the boulevards.

8/20/2012 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Someone better organize a march. This can't go on. These pilgrims need to be stopped.

8/19/2012 08:09:00 AM
_________________________________

Sorry the pilgrims have landed!!!

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/401754/its-a-pilgrim-sir

8/20/2012 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

OT - time to pass a cost of living increase for officers born after 1955. The two-tier retirement benefits are unfair. All retired Officers deserve cost of living increases. They are on a fixed income.

8/19/2012 09:56:00 AM
=
Normally, I don't say stuff like this, but you're an idiot.
In a time when the governor and the mayor are trying to REDUCE the pensions, do you really think they are going to go to bat for INCREASING your payout?
Shut up, be patient, wait for better economic times, then ask your legislators to introduce it. Now is NOT the time. Even bringing it up at this point in time makes you look like you've had your fiscal head under a rock, or you've lived in a cave the last four years. Be realistic. No one is going to champion this cause for at least another year or two.

8/19/2012 06:46:00 PM
Ahh let me guess you were born in the 70's "More hair gel please!"

8/20/2012 12:07:00 AM

I'm sure you're brilliant, but you might do better if you guessed the 50's. I'm directly affected by it, but I'm not stupid enough to think ANY politician is going to risk their career by backing a raise in my pension right now.

8/20/2012 04:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, in the meantime, haven't you heard all those commercials the CIA has been airing, trying to find candidates to hire? I can't tell you how I wish I'd talked to that nice man in the suit who invited me to interview with them, back when I was a college junior. Try it; you might find yourself in an interesting job, instead of writing parkers on the boulevards.

8/20/2012 01:55:00 AM




"As always, should you or any of your IM force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions.

Good luck, Jim.

This tape will self-destruct in five seconds."

8/20/2012 12:30:00 PM  

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