Sunday, August 26, 2012

Treading Water?

  • While five people have been killed and at least another 36 wounded in shootings in Chicago since Thursday night, police Supt. Garry McCarthy sees the police department’s anti-violence strategy taking root, though he notes police are “basically treading water” in their efforts to stem the tide of violence.

    In a press conference Saturday afternoon touting a crackdown on two South Side drug markets, McCarthy said he sees the police department’s anti-violence strategy taking root.

    “We’re not winning, we’re not losing. We’re basically treading water,” McCarthy said. He said that in the month of August, “we had some trouble because some of these retaliatory shootings are happening quicker than we can stop them.”

We're not winning or losing? Murders are up 31% on the year and for August? Up double digits and still climbing with a week to go in August.

Newsflash Garry - we've lost August, by slaughter rule. Stop bringing attention to the failure. Explain why you've got Narcotics, Vice, GEU which are basically "head" units grabbing everything that moves when you based your entire first year here on disbanding units that act as a band-aid on crime. What changed? Besides the number of bodies at the morgue.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

we have 87 more murders this year than last year thru 2300 hours Saturday night. You fucking politicians and other assortment of political dipshits got the police department you wanted and now you don't like it---TOO BAD.

8/26/2012 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Treading water?

We're drowning, you damn fool!

(glug, glug)

8/26/2012 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has he been watching Baghdad Bob while drinking again?

8/26/2012 12:38:00 AM  
Blogger MostInteresting Manintheworld said...

I don't always tread water. But when I do I usually end up doing the dog paddle. I learned how to tread water from a famous New York streetlight marksman. He meant to say he is only treading water as far as holding onto his job.

8/26/2012 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are treading bullshit

8/26/2012 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the "down tick" in the "up tick"?

8/26/2012 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trading water. Fuck we have been drowning for the past few years.

8/26/2012 02:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"'We’re not winning, we’re not losing. We’re basically treading water,' McCarthy said."

it's not water.


8/26/2012 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the head of an organization admits failure, it's over folks!

8/26/2012 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is one thing g-mac wont say, that we could handle it better with more pos. hes not the only one bought off. jesse jackson,fr flager, cong meeks, seem to have lock jaw. its cheaper to buy their silence then to hire more pos. the local media also want to down play the problem. the national media sees the situation, much to rahms chagrin. second city is now known as murder capital, thank you rahm.

8/26/2012 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the thugs want the gang units back.

8/26/2012 05:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch yourselves out there. Don't put yourselves in the Federal trick bag for civil rights violations even though Garry wants you to do it.

8/26/2012 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Has he been watching Baghdad Bob while drinking again?

8/26/2012 12:38:00 AM



8/26/2012 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're treading water in a riptide.

And you know how that usually ends.

8/26/2012 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He'll be gone in a few months.

8/26/2012 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McTreading Water needs to get permission from States Atty Alvarez and County Pres. PrickWrinkle if he intends to lock up any people of color, the majority minorities.
So what do we have, a system that doesn't prosecute and incarcerate criminals, arrest and fine only those who can afford to pay? All others, it's a catch and release program?
Another solution to a problem created by Pilgrims.

8/26/2012 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, is it true that shootings are down four months running as GMAC stated? Yet Homicides are still up?

Is the aim of these honor students becoming more true?

Perhaps an EMS and trauma center drop in performance as a result of Obamacare?

Or maybe just some more creative crime accounting by the east coast abacus?

8/26/2012 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Full steam ahead Captain that
Iceberg dont look to big to me.

In thw words of Animal House, "All is well Remain Calm".

Hold on boys and girls its going to be a bumpy ride. Stay Safe.

8/26/2012 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Theres blood on the streets its up to my ankles. Theres blood on the streets its up to my knees.

Blood on the streets in the town of Chicago.

How true the old songs are.

8/26/2012 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wilding on Michigan Ave. last night. The tourists were terrorized....welcome to Chicago.

8/26/2012 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous The 'Demo-Crat' Way said...

We need MORE exempts!!!


Pay more fuck-heads that make $170,000 @ year to wear a gold star and DEMAND that they be saluted went they walk in the room like than
half-wit WYSINGER.

8/26/2012 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only Charlie Sheen is winning !

8/26/2012 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a strategy for your Supt. It's called a "exit strategy". He is a bigger failure than J-Fled. While he is leaving he should give a ride out of town to the two biggest thieves around, Rich Daley and Rahm Emanual. While we are at it how about naming a wing of the Cook County Jail after Maggie Daley, it's where the family belongs.

8/26/2012 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Treading water in a sea of blood!

8/26/2012 09:11:00 AM  
Blogger West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

"We’re not winning, we’re not losing. We’re basically treading water,” McCarthy said.**


I'm gonna use this excuse for an affirmative defense when my next performance evaluation comes around and they summons me into the WCs office to be counseled for being one of the watch's bottom 3 performers.

"Gee boss, I know it looks bad and all, but at least I'm treading water."

** says: "Treading Water" - 2. Slang.  to make efforts that maintain but do not further one's status, progress, or performance: He's just treading water here until he can find another job.

McDoggypaddle summed himself up PERFECTLY with that choice of words.

8/26/2012 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger The Reillys said...

Can we get a running tally of shootings and deaths per month? Perhaps a 30 day running average to be put in the sidebar at SCC? I don't have the data but I'd be happy to help geek out the code. It'd be nice to have the data around at a glance.

8/26/2012 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we're treading water waiting for the riptide to come along and drag us under....

8/26/2012 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, "treading water", but dumb enough not to know it's a toilet full of blood.

8/26/2012 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the strategy will take hold around November or December. Operation Deep Freeze.

8/26/2012 11:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Chicago, Mayor Rahm!!

You have yourself a triple-double.

Three days with the number of people shot in the double digits.

We're talking sixty (60) people?

Did I count that right? SIXTY PEOPLE shot over the last three days. It's a massacre. Do we get a visit to the effected families from the Obama clan like the poor people up in Wisconsin at that temple got? Some wonder.

How much is this costing the city in hospitalization and ER expenses alone EVERY WEEKEND?

Not to mention the lost man hours of the health care professionals that could be providing service to others.

You know damn well that none of these people have insurance nor can they pay the bill and so it will be just passed onto the public -- not the corporations -- because the corporations will be given tax breaks to get out of paying their share.

Yeah the precious corporate job creators. many jobs did they create for these people at the end of their hopes?

Why no skirmish line on 79th Street like the skirmish lines for NATO? We notice that the shit is still going down at that location last night.

We also notice a flash mob of about 300 terrorizing the precious gold coast. The MSM had tried to cover up the injuries reporting no-one was hurt but the social media says otherwise, pictures and video streams included.

Well done. You can do back to counting your corporate campaign donations now.

8/26/2012 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 006 this weekend so far there have been 14 shot with four dead

8/26/2012 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total detachment from reality and paranoid delusions of grandeur is what McLosthismind suffers from.

This man, from what we've seen of him so far, has serious serious issues.

Dire need of professional mental health intervention is apparent.

McImnotcrazybutyouare needs a psych eval for the good of this department and city.

Just like the loons on the West Side, 2 minutes of pointy questioning will crack this maniac's mask and reveal the grinning skull with eyes spinning like the windows on a slot machine...


Eyeballs flashing with
Cherries & Cherries

New York accented voice from the skull says "You Win!"

The skull's jaw drops open and all manner of shit, doo-doo and dung spews forth.

"Treading Water?"

*just funnin' with ya! y'all know i be talking dat bullshit again. why? cuz dats whut i do muthafuckah!*


GTFOH... That's the talk of a delusional, crazed and desperate man in the middle stages of having nothing to lose...

We remember dragging many a moony like this to the remote locking doors at Hartgrove.

"Thanks office, we got it from here..."

*Shrieking, babbling, stinking from repeatedly shitting on himself EDP who is cuffed, shackled and hog-tied*


-Heavy Doors Closing-


8/26/2012 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get the RED Squad activated and I bet everything will be taken care off.

8/26/2012 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This fucker is delusional! I can't believe what he says sometimes.

8/26/2012 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You fucking politicians and other assortment of political dipshits got the police department you wanted and now you don't like it---TOO BAD."

--8/26/2012 12:12:00 AM

They got the SOCIETY they wanted -- and THEY LIKE IT JUST FINE.

"It doesn't matter whether it's going up or down as long as it's going."

Chaos is very profitable. Start a brawl, and then rake up all the nickels that shake out.

This is hard for decent, straightforward people to grasp.

8/26/2012 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Department must be having a hard time getting qualified candidates!! My son got called for power test at academy next week and his random number was in the 4000's. At this rate they will exhaust list to get the 500?

8/26/2012 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blame it on the PILGRIMS again.

As John Waye said:

“I haven’t lost my temper in 40 years; but, Pilgrim, you caused a lot of trouble this morning; might have got somebody killed; and somebody oughta belt you in the mouth. But I won’t. I won’t. The hell I won’t!” – McLintock (1963)

8/26/2012 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another dumb statement from McGoofy!!!!!!!!

8/26/2012 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ceasefire is sure doing what they're given money to do.

8/26/2012 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty soon, there won't be any democrats in this city that obummer used to call home. It'll be republican and defeat obummer.

But don't open up any Chik-fil-a.

8/26/2012 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Garry out there treading water when he shut down North Ave Beach?

8/26/2012 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wondering why we spend so much time complaining about the homicide rate on this blog. the herd needs to be thinned out anyway. too many useless dogs running the streets anyway. too many shootings that are not ending in death i say. 5.7 billion CPS budget for what??? eveybody should pay for their kid to go to school.

8/26/2012 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cnn the other night does a special
on Bloodshed City
how come McNutty and Tiny Dancers #'s don't jive with cnn?
they showed cook county hospital
and the crews that work like pack mules trying to keep the mess under control
i remeber an article that a dr.andrew make the remark
"Theres' your one in six"
when a guy died on the table
one in six gary?
seems only now the news said something becuase of anderson cooper
SCC & DSLC has been doing it for a while now
( really works for the tourist trade and business when you emergency rooms are the feature of a spotlight repaort and the main themes are gunshot wounds

i think pretty soon the state and national guard
will have to be deployed to save it

8/26/2012 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Poppa said...

Gary raise your right hand. Now Wave. BYE! BYE! BYE! HE GONE.

8/26/2012 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 006 this weekend so far there have been 14 shot with four dead

8/26/2012 11:42:00 AM

Tact teams/mission teams are finally relaxing now that the one-man army Glen Evans is gone! Good luck 003!

8/26/2012 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Any rev-run said...

"You can't twim, you twim like a brick."

8/26/2012 05:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Treading water on one of the lower decks of the Titanic is merely staving off the inevitable.

BTW, Did we get those deck chairs re-arranged properly before we came down here?


8/26/2012 09:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He'll be gone in a few months."

Not until after the election. Rahm has to:

a) give everyone the idea that he made the right choice,

b) give the appearance of stability and

c) let the killing go on a little longer so that he has more fodder for any gun bill he wants passed.

Only problem is, each of the last superintendents has been worse than the previous one.

Be careful what you wish for...Of course as residents of this Hell hole, we and our families should be calling/emailing the mayor and our aldermen DAILY to force them to do something about this.

We on the other hand, have to continue playing up the killing in order to prevent Rahm getting into the White House.

8/26/2012 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm was treading water at the Triathalon while everyone else was dodging bullets? How does this guy have time to work out in the pool with McParty, travel every month for fun and do fundraisers? Must be no more work to be done in the Mayors office while his staff burn it to the ground.

8/26/2012 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Mission #'s said...


What happened to the "down tick" in the "up tick"?

8/27/2012 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mission #'s said...


What happened to the "down tick" in the "up tick"?

8/27/2012 08:09:00 AM

it ticked me off.


8/28/2012 03:42:00 PM  

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