Monday, December 31, 2012

Wait....Rahm Lied?

  • Despite promises of staffing increases, the Chicago Police Department has fewer beat officers in patrol districts across the city than before Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of city data has found.

    Days after he was sworn into office last year, Emanuel announced the start of what he described as a major shift in how the police department assigns officers across the city. He promised to fulfill a campaign pledge by assigning 1,000 more cops to high-crime areas without reducing the police presence in other parts of the city.

    “We cannot beat crime without more officers on the beat,” the mayor said then.

    That was May 2011.

    But, as of Oct. 15, a total of 6,638 rank-and-file officers were assigned to police beats citywide, down from 6,746 beat cops at the start of 2011, according to the data obtained by the Sun-Times.

And why would that be?
  • The reason is simple: For every newly hired officer assigned to a beat during the past two years, six other sworn members of the department have retired.

    And because about 1,200 retirements have sharply depleted the payroll, rank-and-file police staffing even in some high-crime areas where new officers were added last year is again declining, the Sun-Times found.
And that's not even accounting for the Units. Anyone seen the wait time to get an ET to process a job? Eight, ten, even twelve hours isn't out of the ordinary. The Crime Lab has ceased to exist for the most part. Detective attrition must have been horrific over the past 5-plus years they didn't make a class, and the 70 currently in the Academy? They are walking into a world of shit.

If you live in a "quiet" part of town, run the numbers for your midnight shifts. There is no police protection during the hours of darkness. Or the Airports? Some nights they are running a single car - one cop covering an airport the size of three or four suburbs.

But remember, crime is down. If the police don't show up, it never gets reported, therefore, it never happened.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question, do all districts keep a 2 man car for lot security? I live across the street from my station and I always see at least 2 cops sitting there in their car all night. They are very nice guys. I asked them one time why they where there and they said because people messed with their cars. I feel sorry for the cops everybody hates you! I on the other hand have never had an issue. Well I hope you guys get what you need from this mayor

12/31/2012 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ramh doesnt lie, he is omnipotent, he speaks and reality bends to his wishes...

12/31/2012 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And don't forget the disappearance of beats in the 012 district merge.

12/31/2012 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wooptie fuckindo. Write it in your little newspaper....oh and nothing will be said of it after that. Why dont these media assholes hold this little bastards feet to the fire at a real live news conference and not let him escape the question. Keep pressing him and pressing hik for answers. What say you they have no balls. You got that right softball media what a joke.

12/31/2012 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$1,000,000 given to cease fire. / $50k per new hire = 20 new beat cops

..just saying!!

12/31/2012 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a crock of shit. Great to story. Too bad its put in the paper on a holiday when most wont read it and when Rahm is out of town. And you can pretty much stick a fork in Mcdrunky now. When the paper calls you a liar you are pretty much assured of not having a job soon.

12/31/2012 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, fuck Rahm and all of the suckass aldermen who are afraid of their own shadows, but is it really a good idea to blatantly post our weaknesses for the world of jagoffs to see?

All I'm saying is you could be jeopardizing our safety more than that little jag up on 5.

12/31/2012 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Ha..they forgot to count the CeaseFire people that they put on the street. What about that!? Like how many where there...three? four?

/sarcasm

And what about "the children" this can't be good for "the children" can it?

We're closing CPS schools, shutting down mental health clinics and turning out prisoners so that we can close prisons.

Now you're trying to tell me that we are cutting beat cops too??

Mercy!

Looks like we are creating a crisis to me.

The things that we should be doing to pull people back into society, like providing good education we are instead cutting.

Instead of treating the depressed and mentally ill before they go on a suicidal mass murder rampage in a school or other public place -- instead of that -- we are closing the mental health care centers because the people that use them represent a small group of no political significance....that is until they go on a rampage.

This city is in disarray.

What are we paying taxes for?


12/31/2012 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


And in other news one has to wonder if Hillary Clinton is pulling a JJJ to avoid testimony on the Benghazi security issue.

She's hospitalized with a blood clot.

12/31/2012 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. SCC

I'm about to embark on a long long day of work because some of us need to pay some bills to keep the family afloat, not because i'm a sidejob junkie, but because we just have to do whatever it takes. So as I leave for this marathon day of work for side jobs which will not bring me back home until January 1st after I get in my 12hr holiday comp time option in ,

I would like to to say to all my brothers and sisters in Blue,

May the Lord Bless You & May the Lord Guide you,
And may the Lord shine his face upon you,
And may the Lord be Gracious unto you,
And may the Lord give you Peace throughout this week and throughout the upcoming year
In Jesus name........ Amen

Be safe everyone

12/31/2012 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You know the saying...

Rahm lied and people died?

12/31/2012 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emanuels just following his Bosses Communist Agenda. People shouldn't complain about waiting for police and fire service, they Voted for it to be this way. Let em wait.

12/31/2012 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


So while Rahm is turning the community colleges into indentured servant worker training camps selling us on his job creation skills for things like much needed welders that businesses just can't find. You mean that he's actually cutting jobs instead!? Thousands of good paying living wage jobs!

Oh that's crazy tin foil hat conspiracy talk. Get Gary out here and show us the math.

12/31/2012 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If the police don't show up, it never gets reported, therefore, it never happened."




knock knock.


who's there?


opportunity.


opportunity who?




_______________






Chalkie

12/31/2012 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't lie Rhamy, just hire the Police you promissed.

12/31/2012 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, as Mayor Mumbles use to say " Silly, Silly, this is just Silly, I tell you" . . . . .

12/31/2012 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even JFled looks like a leader compared to McJersey.

12/31/2012 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Ald Mary O'Conner 41st ward said everything is ok!

Call her and make sure

773-594-8341

12/31/2012 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is what Rahm does......LIE! He learned from the best - his buddy in the White House!

Meanwhile, Rahm is off on vacation again spending more Shitcago tax money on himself and his family.

Funny, Rahm seems to have enough money for all the BS he wants, but not for the important things like KEEPING CHICAGO CITIZENS SAFE!

12/31/2012 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This mayor is horrendous, he's left his citizens to die and raised the cost of doing that! Not a Cop

12/31/2012 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is amazing to see how nobody in the Federal Government holds Chicago accountable for the misuse of Federal funds. Consider that millions of dollars were directed to Mass Transit and Security at the airports, yet on some nights there has been no real effort to stabalize police presence in either of these missions. Mass Transit is the prime example; in New York there are thousands of officers assigned to MTU. In Chicago there are less than 200 officers assigned to MTU. The supplement was the Voluntary Special Employment Program, which Rahn initially axed, until someone explained to him that if he cancelled that program there would be nobody on the CTA! Some nights on Mid-Nights, there are less that six officers assigned to the whole train system, and less than 4 assigned to the entire bus system, city-wide! Anyone taking the CTA after 10: P.M., especially outside of downtown, RIDES WITHOUT ANY POLICE COVERAGE, EXCEPT FOR WHAT DISTRICT LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN SCROUNGE UP! Why has the Media said nothing about this? Where are the Investigative Reporters asking for the logs or A&A sheets of how many officers are working at any given time? There is no independent Media in Chicago, it is all part of the Political Corruption.

12/31/2012 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor does not care. He only cares about the money. He will reduce the department to 5,000 people if he could.

12/31/2012 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing how when I check for ET reports I'm finding more and more that "nobody home" is the only thing in the report. Victims tell me they waited 24 hours sometimes and finally gave up.

A lot of the burglaries I handle are to businesses, and businesses can't afford to stay closed an entire day or more to wait for an ET. No evidence, no clearances. Not the ET's fault, they're running ragged. And so many of them look like they're thisclose to 63!

I'm going to start telling victims to call the mayor's office to complain.

And you're right SCC, the det's coming in ARE walking into a world of shit. 4+ process jobs a week, court, report writing, overtime running past 15 hour days. It doesn't take long to burn out.

We're anxiously awaiting the new det's arrivals!

12/31/2012 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I smell a tutu burning....

Since he doesn't wear pants. Liar liar and all that.

12/31/2012 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someday there will be a tragedy Rahm .... get a conscience

12/31/2012 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The depletion of 911 has also helped with cutting crime. At busy tomes it might take 20/30 minutes just to get through. Hope you don't need the police for real.


At least Rahms taking care of you and cutting your costs for electric with his lobbyist and campaign contributor buddies over at integrify. At. Least the lies finally stopped on this one.

12/31/2012 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEW
from his Viet Nam visit !

poreese r numba 10

awww dinky dauws

rahmster

12/31/2012 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Fewer than 10 years ago we had somewhere around 14,000 officers. Why does it feel like the only sectors of the population that have experienced huge decreases in chicago over the past 5 years are police and small business.

12/31/2012 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous RE: From CPD said...

31 December 2012
____________________________

Police Officers (9161) 9372

Sergeants (9171) . . . 1129

Lieutenants (9173) . . 199

Captains (9175) . . . . 23

Detectives (9165) . . . 874

Evidence Techs (9206) . 79

Field Train. Ofrs (9164) 65

12/31/2012 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a friend that moved up here from the south in September. He works in a Streeterville hotel and I had warned him about the roving horde of scholars that sometimes descend on the mag mile. Leaving work the Saturday night, he approached a group of officers outside the Chicago/State subway entrance and asked if it was safe to go down there. They told him to wait about fifteen minutes.
After fifteen minutes, he asked what was going on down there and they told him that there had been a fight down there with about 200 people involved. Then one of the officers said to him "Only you can change this, tell your friends to pester all the politicians because we get nothing from them!"

12/31/2012 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come to city hall this week, emanuel is passing out free 64 oz cups of Kool-Aid and gerry is doing a song and dance routine at father fakers church.

12/31/2012 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahmmy and mccarthy still haven't found all the office police at homan square and district commanders office staff

12/31/2012 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive just completed 21 years - all in Districts. Here are some reasonable, easy solutions to manpower problems:

1- Each District gets 3 Tact Teams - thats it. No extra special robbery mission or public violence mission teams. 3 Tact teams, period.

2 - Area Deputy Chiefs need to go back to Administering their areas, not commanding small squads of P.O.'s to deploy all over their areas - THATS A COMMANDER'S JOB. No more area-wide gun teams, sat teams, etc...send them back to the watch.

3 - Districts need 1 tact secretary and 2 in the Commanders Office. Consider placing 1 P.O. in the Front Office on 3rd watch while the XO is there so you can keep the Front Office Open longer to get the work done.

4 - Combine Gang Enforcement and Gang Intel into 1 unit.

5 - Despite all the talk - the medical section is still FUBAR. Start ultra-scrutinizing medical roll cases and ordering the abusers to get back to work or quit. In my district, we have 25 P.O.'s on the medical and half of them are abusing the system.

Once the 3 watches in the district get more manpower, the W/C, Station Sup, whatever, can then put up an 06 car or two to reward the workers, put up a few foot posts, traffic car etc. Our biggest problem, as I see it, is over the last 5-8 years, we have made-up all these special units and teams and have completely depleted the Districts thereby adversely affecting Watch Operations.

Just sayin'...

12/31/2012 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous SoxFan said...

What is FOP doing to address this issue? I'd like to see them get more aggressive. Shields screwed up deadlines earlier this year and lately he's been spending union resources on helping friends beat out the leadership at IBEW Local 134. He is clearly inept in leading as he can't follow deadlines a the detriment of the rank and file, but why is he helping out his buddy Charlie Dunne (someone with close ties to FBI-most wanted Whitey Bulger)with an upcoming election with a union which has nothing to do with FOP?

12/31/2012 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the Sun Times should ask, Where is the money taxpayers are paying for police protection???

12/31/2012 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Crime is still down, Right...??

12/31/2012 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm will do the political two step and put some kind of spin on this. That is if he can peel himself away from pissing away tens of millions on unused bike lanes and gardens for the ghetto. Glad you got your priorities straight you slimy weasel!

12/31/2012 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wonder there are over 500 murders!@

12/31/2012 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course he lied. He's a politican.

12/31/2012 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But remember, crime is down. If the police don't show up, it never gets reported, therefore, it never happened.


....and that is the whole truth right there. Politicians manipulate statistics for their own reasons. Any one that doesn't see this for the BS that it is shouldn't be allowed to vote.

Also remember that Mayor Emmanuel originally said he would HIRE 1000 officers. He later turned that into "reassign". Another lie.

12/31/2012 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.. OT. I guess lovie aint loved no more.

12/31/2012 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovies career just got murdered. Is that # 500 again?

12/31/2012 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disregard all Chicago socialist rules that hitler or stalin would advocate. Get a pocket pistol and protect yourself. If you ever have to shoot a criminal deal with the consequences later. Consider your life saved.

12/31/2012 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only supervisor working last night in 019, 1st Watch, was the Station Supervisor. Not a single supervisor on the street.

12/31/2012 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't news to us. We see the massive shortage everyday with several cars not being manned at all and other cars working solo. In 019 there are no more rapid cars starting at 1700 HRS due to lack of bodies. 019 has now lost 50 patrolmen over the last year and 35th street has not put one new copper there. 017 and 016 is so short it's scary. Fact is many coppers all over the city are still hidden inside and very few coppers are being hired. Watch the homicide rate soar in 2013.

12/31/2012 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know we're short and I agree with you... but it amazes me the amount of people working inside... doing work that 1 or 2 people can do.... but they have 5 or 6 people sitting around playing computer games..... inside people rarely work the whole 9 hour shift. I did work inside for a year so I know how it works and I always thought it was just not fair that the beat people had to work so much harder. They are the only ones working the nine hour day. We are still going to be short but those extra people could mean a lot if you just put them out on the street. For that I blame the commanders. and don't get me started on the people in his office.

12/31/2012 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mrs Clinton in the hospital, Jesse Jackson Jr. in the funny farm. Both face some embarrassing questions. Strange, huh?

12/31/2012 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think about how much knowledge and experience we lost in regards to detectives with attrition

12/31/2012 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How stupid does the Mayor and to Supt. think people really are: we don't hire anyone, but we put a 1000 more officer on the street.
Many districts have to give up two officers a night to staff 016th district where crime has increased. Wait.....did I just say crime has increased??? Yes, no matter what the Mayor and Supt. say crime has increased, but sadly there isn't enough officers on the street to take the report or the victim is waiting for over an hour to even see an officer to report the crime.
I'm so happy the Mayor and the Supt. decided to hire about 450 officers that can't help for almost a year. Oh, does that even cover the past 3 years of retirees???

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

OT 6 months since our contract expired , 2013 will mean cuts in benefits for police .

12/31/2012 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a citizen and not a police officer. So can you please explain to me how "if a crime is not reported then it is not a crime?" Also I live in the 16th district. I live by Devon & Central. I hardly see a police squad car during the day or the night. I asked a policeman and he told me that in my district manpower has gone down by half from 12 years ago. Is that true? What can I do to motivate other citizens about this matter? When I bring up this problem with many of my neighbors and citizens they just say "oh everything will be ok, there is no crime in our side of town".

12/31/2012 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somethings got to give the media a story which makes this point.

It would have to be a something that "Bleeds and Leads".

"Where were the police?" will be asked. Rahm will blame the guns and us.

12/31/2012 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should tell Rahm the account of Officer Irma RUIZ, who was murdered in a Chicago Public School, and of her partner, the wounded Greg Jaglowski, who took down the assailant. The armed gunman had killed several people and wounded a city worker when he entered the Montefiore School on 14th and Ashland. No one knows how many kid's lives were saved that day. This case is more important that the Laurie Dann case when referring to shootings that occurred in grammar schools!

12/31/2012 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take this little bitch to court since we can't impeach him and get him the hell out of Chicago.

12/31/2012 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

Lovie Smith out; Bears sign Garry McCarthy as head coach.

Mayor Emanuel names David Snethen as interim CPD superintendent.

12/31/2012 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - okay guys and gals, I have been catching up on recent posts and there is a very disturbing trend in most. It seems that we the police, as a whole, believe that any restriction of the 2nd amendment is an assault on our ultimate rights. Then in next breath we belittle, admonish, criticize and disregard people's posts that we do not like. If I'm not mistaken, freedom of speech was an inalienable right under the 1st amendment! Do you have the right to belittle, admonish, criticize and disregard the posts of other people . . . of course you do. I am not talking about legitimate arguments or debates but about the geeks and goofs that feel certain topics shouldn't be discussed, make fun of spelling and grammar or try to show of their "intelligence" by being sarcastic to posters who ask reasonable questions. We all don't have the same ethics, abilities or available time, so we write about what we believe in or have questions about and this is everyone's right. Most of us have time constraints because of family, side jobs or other obligations. If a poster's spelling isn't perfect or they don't know the answer to what seems to be a simple question the average Joe will probably understand and those self proclaimed intellectuals should be smart enough to figure out what a poster is trying to say or ask. I believe that either Einstein or Edison once said that "people of intelligence don't know all the answers, they just know where to look for them". To those posters that point people in the right direction for answers or help, a big thank you, to those who have no life and have time to read our contract cover to cover, get out of Mom's basement and see the light of day.

Honestly, let's not be hypocrites, just as the right to bear arms is inalienable, so is freedom of speech.

12/31/2012 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and lets not forget lack of supervision. tick tock tick tock

12/31/2012 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think the wait time for an E.T. is long now, wait untill they are moved to Homan Square.

12/31/2012 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"“We cannot beat crime without more officers on the beat,” the mayor said..."

See! Speak! Spell!

It's a sayingism!

Seems to me that this rhyming, call-and-response material began to be inflicted on the public in a big way around the mid-60s.

This would be a perfect line for our local lipstick display, State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, to deliver in the snickering, condescending look-at-this-foolishness-I-have-to-put-up-with tone that is the only armor of frightened, in-over-their-head people in whom "attitude" substitutes for ability.

12/31/2012 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer seriously hurt in auto accident in 014, doesnt look good. we're praying for you officer, hang in there

12/31/2012 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work at 018 and in the past year The District probably had 1500 strong arm robberys,I wonder what the Dept claims.

12/31/2012 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new dicks class is spending quite a bit of time learning about mis-classification of crime.

eg.

if a garage door isnt locked and a person walks in a steals a lawnmower it is not a burglary its a theft.

I know some of u think this is true from years of writing it up but when it happens to your house or an exempts guess what it will be made???

12/31/2012 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bye Bye Lovey Smith Can McJersey be far behind??????????

12/31/2012 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Districts,airports,et's,d unit, everywhere short. My son is in New York for nye, wen in to a bar coppers were there,told them I was Cpd they told him laughing "CPD" coppers are turning in badges and coming to work in New York where they keep up with attrition" true statement,and why is rahm ass in Vietnam? Maybe his potential run for president could be helped by talking to all the pos hat killed how many Americans during war? He should be labeled a traitor!

12/31/2012 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a politician. They learn to lie at birth. But they are thankful for the media being stupid and believing everything they say.

12/31/2012 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the wait for an ET to process a property crime scene without an arrest can be DAYS....and accounting for officers assigned to patrol but detailed (or "on loan" which sidesteps an actual detail/papertrail)would show how undermanned we really are.

12/31/2012 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMPORTANT STORY --

From father down the web log --

"...since this story makes the point that the best thing to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun, the media is treating it like it never happened."

Thank you to "12/30/2012 10:50:00 PM"

ARMED OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER PREVENTS SAN ANTONIO MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING

Updated: 12/17 5:50 pm

"SAN ANTONIO -- A man was shot by an off-duty deputy after investigators say he opened fire at a South Side theater Sunday night, injuring one person.

"Authorities said 19-year-old Jesus Manuel Garcia showed up at the China Garden restaurant on Southwest Military Drive around 9:30 p.m. Sunday and opened fire. Investigators say Garcia works at the restaurant and believe the shooting may have had something to do with the breakup with his girlfriend, who also works at the restaurant. The girlfriend was not at the restaurant at the time of the shooting.

"The employees inside the restaurant fled out a side door into the parking lot. Investigators said Garcia began chasing the employees and continued firing at them as they ran through the parking lot and into the Mayan Palace Theatre next door.

"As Garcia was running through the parking lot, he shot the windshield of a San Antonio Police patrol car after an officer in the car shined a spotlight on him. The officer was not injured.

"Garcia then ran inside the movie theater, where he continued his search for the restaurant employees. Movie-goers in the lobby, bathroom, and some theaters reported hearing multiple gunshots. The gunshots caused people inside the theater to panic.

"Everybody was just coming out of the side of the theater, running out the emergency exits. And everyone was screaming and running," a woman who was at the theater told us.

"Authorities said one person was shot by Garcia.

"Garcia was finally stopped by an off-duty Bexar County Sheriff's Department officer who was working security at the theater. Officials said the officer, Sgt. Lisa Castellano, heard the gunfire inside the theater and ran towards the sound of the shooting to find out what was going on. Sgt. Castellano spotted Garcia coming out of a bathroom with his gun drawn and fired at him, shooting him four times.

"The officer involved, she took the appropriate action to try to keep everyone safe in the movie theater," Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Detective Lou Antu said.

"An off-duty San Antonio Independent School District officer who was also at the theater helped take Garcia into custody.

"The man who was shot by Garcia was taken to a hospital and is said to be in stable condition.

"Garcia has since undergone surgery and is in stable condition at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). He has been charged with attempted capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond has been set at $10 million."

http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Deputy-shoots-gunman-at-San-Antonio-movie-theater/2wFsix5ntU2CDrsHjXx2kQ.cspx

12/31/2012 03:35:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Hey, fuck Rahm and all of the suckass aldermen who are afraid of their own shadows, but is it really a good idea to blatantly post our weaknesses for the world of jagoffs to see?

All I'm saying is you could be jeopardizing our safety more than that little jag up on 5.


Yeah, the fact that it was on the front page of the Sun Times didn't clue the jagoffs in at all. Oh, and the fact that they know they aren't being stopped at nearly the rate they were 5 years ago.

Someone want to get this guy a clue?

12/31/2012 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, no ghoul pool? First murder of the year.????????????????????

12/31/2012 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Clinton suffered 'clot' between brain and skull,
doctors say."
Isn't that what they call a 'McCarthy' or is it a 'Rahm'?

Either way its another Democrat that refuses to tell the truth.

12/31/2012 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT hey what is going on in IAD? A little bird said the FBI is looking at the confidential section for sandbagging cops! Wow just when I thought this job could not get anymore bad attention.

12/31/2012 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Paul Kersey said...

Busy night: dude smoked in 002, 005 and one in 014/025/or 017. 3 homicides last night; the last one they were passing around like a hot potatoe (Dan Quayle fan).

12/31/2012 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 6:40 AM:
Yes every night some districts have 2 cars doing "lot security". Ever since the Kings fucked up 18 cars on the west side they don't want to take any chances. They down 2 cars all nite in a busy district that is already heavily short on cars as it is. The lots there, and many other districts, are open with sidewalks passing thru them. These assbags walk right thru the lot, it's pathetic. They ride their stolen bikes in our lot, take their shortcuts thru our lot, we might as well down another car so we can start giving them free tours. These mutts have no moral, they will shoot, and kill us. They don't care. Why are our lots not fenced all the way around and restricted to Police Only! Fuck the public image, lock it down.

12/31/2012 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is FOP doing to address this issue?

In the January newsletter Mike says 445 new officers were hired in 2012. Mike says 570 officers retired in 2012. Mike doesn 't say that over 1,200 officers retired in 2010 and 2011. Seems like Mike sat next to McNutty in math class. Maybe if Mike would come out to then Districts he could feel our pain. NAW!!!!!!

12/31/2012 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shields screwed up deadlines earlier this year and lately he's been spending union resources on helping friends beat out the leadership at IBEW Local 134.

Stewie is going for world domination.

12/31/2012 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous 016 District Section 8 said...

I am a citizen and not a police officer. So can you please explain to me how "if a crime is not reported then it is not a crime?" Also I live in the 16th district. I live by Devon & Central. I hardly see a police squad car during the day or the night. I asked a policeman and he told me that in my district manpower has gone down by half from 12 years ago. Is that true? What can I do to motivate other citizens about this matter? When I bring up this problem with many of my neighbors and citizens they just say "oh everything will be ok, there is no crime in our side of town".

12/31/2012 12:21:00 PM

No crime? Turn south and look down central ave and see those three flats? They mostly section 8 and have newly transplanted project animals. Enjoy your new neighbors. 016 is full of crime with no police. Better start complaining.

12/31/2012 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please go back and read 9:54 AM &12:58PM posts, both are excellent.

12/31/2012 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The only supervisor working last night in 019, 1st Watch, was the Station Supervisor. Not a single supervisor on the street.

12/31/2012 11:25:00 AM

I worked and I saw 2 sergeants on the street. You must have been hiding in the station again.

12/31/2012 04:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Retiree here just received a letter from the city stating you have to use CVS stores for prescriptions. All others are considered out of network and you have to pay, then fill out claims forms to get partially reimbursed.
Is that the same for active po's? or can they use Walgreens?

12/31/2012 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Lou said...

The lesson here is votes have consequences.

Vote Dummycrat and watch the city slide deeper into the toilet.

Confine the thugs to the projects and at least some of the city is safe. Tear down the projects and now nowhere is safe.

Yup, just more Dummycrat policies.

12/31/2012 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
$1,000,000 given to cease fire. / $50k per new hire = 20 new beat cops

..just saying!!

12/31/2012 07:02:00 AM

Ummm not even close. You neglected to include the cost of the hiring process, the academy, and the benefits package IF they got hired. Even a recruit that don't make it through the academy has already had thousands of dollars spent on to get him to the day he got fired or quit.

12/31/2012 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
O.T. SCC

I'm about to embark on a long long day of work because some of us need to pay some bills to keep the family afloat, not because i'm a sidejob junkie, but because we just have to do whatever it takes. So as I leave for this marathon day of work for side jobs which will not bring me back home until January 1st after I get in my 12hr holiday comp time option in ,

I would like to to say to all my brothers and sisters in Blue,

May the Lord Bless You & May the Lord Guide you,
And may the Lord shine his face upon you,
And may the Lord be Gracious unto you,
And may the Lord give you Peace throughout this week and throughout the upcoming year
In Jesus name........ Amen

Be safe everyone

12/31/2012 07:41:00 AM

This is the most awesome post I've ever seen here. I just prayed this before my shift this morning, asking the Lord to be gracious to my family and give them peace. I'm so encouraged when I see genuine believers that are brothers in the faith. Be safe out there!

12/31/2012 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

Yeah yeah yeah...

The "missing officers" only account for the last year or so of attrition.

*Crickets*

NOBODY. IS. SAYING. SHIT!
About the 5000+ officers who have retired over the last decade.

NOBODY. WANTS TO. SAY SHIT...
About the less than 1000 hired in the same time span!

ATTENTION MEDIA TROLLS!
BIG BRIGHT BLINKY LIGHTS AND ARROWS POINTING THE WAY ON THIS!

Intentionally blind, useless fucks will jump out of a copper's bushes for a hit piece... *Officer! We found out you left your drawers on your bathroom floor sunny-side up! Your wife and kids too! Care to comment on these pictures?*

Heh...

"Wait... Rahm Lied?"

Through his rotten fucking teeth...

What the fuck are ya gonna do now, Rahm al Ghoul?

Ya can't deny paternity of THIS ugly fucking baby so you do everything possible to hijack the narrative...

Wave something shiny and colorful as a distraction...

*Gay marriage is one of our priorities!*

SERIOUSLY?

People can't even walk the streets of this city in relative peace and safety even during daylight hours?

Man... Get the fuck outta here!

Gay... Straight... Down for whatever on a coin toss...

IT DOESN'T FUCKING MATTER WHEN PEOPLE DON'T FEEL SAFE!

Meanwhile... Rahm von Haironfire will continue to point, pose and posture at photo-ops like the man with the muthafuckah of a plan...

"The Big Book For Little Shit-Asses.. How To Look Imperial."

This little twirp probably cuts up the good linen for a toga and practices in the mirror...

As the Almighty is our witness, we so fervently wish Dudes of the most random sort would bounce-roll through your perfectly scripted event and clown the dog-shit out of you and your agenda while the cameras are hot...

Tax-Payers!
Aren't you tired of this man's bullshit?

The blast of trumpets as a prelude to the high-pitched, REPETITIVE, maniacal propaganda from bulge-eyed heralds in too tight breeches on the walls at 3510 South & 111 North...

The rough equivalent of a McCormick Place full of madly clacking, wind-up dentures...

Heh... Rahmmie The Commie was in Vietnam eh?

We can see this little lunatic importing a few divisions of mad, horny men in black pajamas and turning them loose on the streets of Chicago.

That shit. Would be a scream...

Happy New Year...

Buy Guns...

Buy Ammo...

Fuck the bullshit...

Your right to enact change via the ballot box has been taken away.

This city has been given over to the perpetual non-contributors...

12/31/2012 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am a citizen and not a police officer. So can you please explain to me how "if a crime is not reported then it is not a crime?" Also I live in the 16th district. I live by Devon & Central. I hardly see a police squad car during the day or the night. I asked a policeman and he told me that in my district manpower has gone down by half from 12 years ago. Is that true? What can I do to motivate other citizens about this matter? When I bring up this problem with many of my neighbors and citizens they just say "oh everything will be ok, there is no crime in our side of town".

12/31/2012 12:21:00 PM

I know you're not the police but really...it's not difficult. People eventually stop calling to report crimes because they think officers take too long to get there. If you never call and report a crime, the police have no record that it happened i.e. crime decrease. Only you and the guy who got you know it happened. The police don't know. The city don't know. So how is it reflected in data? It's not...so it did not happen statistically speaking. What do the mayor and supt talk about all the time? Statistics and numbers..."overall crime." Notice that the crimes that are down are not violent crimes. That's because if I get a call you just discovered your house burglarized but no one's inside and another call that someone might be getting violently attacked, I can only be at one at a time...you know which one I'm headed to.

12/31/2012 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm about to embark on a long long day of work...
I would like to to say to all my brothers and sisters in Blue,

May the Lord Bless You & May the Lord Guide you,
And may the Lord shine his face upon you,
And may the Lord be Gracious unto you,
And may the Lord give you Peace throughout this week and throughout the upcoming year
In Jesus name........ Amen

Be safe everyone"

12/31/2012 07:41:00 AM


...and the same to you, my friend.

A Definitive Post Of 2012. One of the simplest and best messages I've seen all year, and a great note to end it on.

Be extra careful tonight, everyone.

"Caller say he have a gun."

12/31/2012 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I asked a policeman and he told me that in my district manpower has gone down by half from 12 years ago. Is that true? What can I do to motivate other citizens about this matter?


Sell up and move somewhere safer before everyone else beats you to it.

12/31/2012 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The new dicks class is spending quite a bit of time learning about mis-classification of crime.

eg.

if a garage door isnt locked and a person walks in a steals a lawnmower it is not a burglary its a theft.

I know some of u think this is true from years of writing it up but when it happens to your house or an exempts guess what it will be made???



12/31/2012 02:09:00 PM
Had a burg in progress, two offenders in custody. Ol' boy tells us all these houses he hit, shows 'em to us and tells us what was taken. ASA wouldn't charge him for one of the houses he showed us because of their entry. Some kid stole the housekey from the kid that lived there and they just walked in the house...that's not illegal anymore.

12/31/2012 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 - Combine Gang Enforcement and Gang Intel into 1 unit.


Not going to happen, Just saying.

12/31/2012 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reported crime will drop drastically in 2013.

CPD will be un-listing their phone number.

rb

12/31/2012 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, let's not be hypocrites, just as the right to bear arms is inalienable, so is freedom of speech.

12/31/2012 12:58:00 PM



as is freedom to not listen, freedom to mock, freedom to ball bust, freedom to point out retarded speech, freedom to imply, freedom to irritate, and freedom to point out that a frigging paragraph break once or twice would be a courtesy greatly appreciated.

12/31/2012 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This would be a perfect line for our local lipstick display, State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, to deliver in the snickering, condescending look-at-this-foolishness-I-have-to-put-up-with tone that is the only armor of frightened, in-over-their-head people in whom "attitude" substitutes for ability.

12/31/2012 01:50:00 PM



what you talkin' 'bout, willis?

12/31/2012 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF is a crime lab? I have never seen one.

Makes sense since I work in a district in the top 5 for homicides.

12/31/2012 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Officer Irma RUIZ...was murdered in a Chicago Public School, and...her partner, the wounded Greg Jaglowski, who took down the assailant. The armed gunman had killed several people and wounded a city worker when he entered the Montefiore School on 14th and Ashland. No one knows how many kid's lives were saved that day.

"This case is more important that the Laurie Dann case when referring to shootings that occurred in grammar schools!"

12/31/2012 12:42:00 PM

...but you never hear about it because it didn't happen on what is implicitly safe, far-removed Inner Party turf!

Laurie Wasserman Dann was another coddled, expensive, private family aberration like Newtown shooter Adam Lanza -- protected and enabled until she blew.

Kids and/or coppers at 14th and Ashland "not worth a single fingernail" when you get up to that cocktail party on the 95th -- where the Mayor rubs elbows with the people who endlessly sue the city for a living.

12/31/2012 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Emanuel names David Snethen as interim CPD superintendent.

Dave already has experience as the Second Deputy...

12/31/2012 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... only supervisor working last night in 019, 1st Watch, was the Station Supervisor. Not a single supervisor on the street."

IF this is true--then the XO and Cdr should both be demoted.

12/31/2012 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lengths Hillary will go to to avoid being questioned on Benghazi.

12/31/2012 06:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those posters that point people in the right direction for answers or help, a big thank you, to those who have no life and have time to read our contract cover to cover, get out of Mom's basement and see the light of day.

Honestly, let's not be hypocrites, just as the right to bear arms is inalienable, so is freedom of speech.

12/31/2012 12:58:00 PM

You should take your own advice. You're an idiot.

12/31/2012 07:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ghoul pool 2013???

Odds go to 007 or 011.....'

12/31/2012 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw the film clip on 'anti-violence activists' meeting today at St. Sabina Church, demanding that 'the government' get involved.
Someone should tell the man wearing the "UNSLOVED MURDERS" t-shirt that the word is spelled 'unsolved'.

12/31/2012 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Mrs Clinton in the hospital, Jesse Jackson Jr. in the funny farm. Both face some embarrassing questions. Strange, huh?

12/31/2012 11:43:00 AM

Yes, I'm sure Mrs. Clinton self-induced a life-threatening blood clot in her skull to avoid questioning.

12/31/2012 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
.. OT. I guess lovie aint loved no more.

12/31/2012 11:06:00 AM

Anonymous said...
Lovies career just got murdered. Is that # 500 again?

12/31/2012 11:07:00 AM

Lovie's being courted by four other teams for head coach positions. He's not dead by any stretch of the imagination.

12/31/2012 07:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Kersey said...
Busy night: dude smoked in 002, 005 and one in 014/025/or 017. 3 homicides last night; the last one they were passing around like a hot potatoe (Dan Quayle fan).

12/31/2012 04:34:00 PM

You just reminded me of my age!!!

12/31/2012 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo!

WBBM (keyword), Tribune, and other emotional-hot-button-pushers --

We are not hearing "community," we are not hearing "Lawndale neighborhood home."

We are hearing and seeing "little kid died after some maniac soaked them with gas and lit it off. By way of celebrating Christmas."

If "community" and "neighborhood" are not on the list of pathologically overused words that college issues at the end of each year, I have no idea why.

Gleichschaltung.

The number of weird "East South New Center" constructions on street corners seems to be inversely linked to the overall degree of urban decline. The worse conditions become, the more "This Is A Way Cool Place" banners sprout.

It is less than convincing.

I was born here -- and when someone throws "Heart Of Chicago next to Pink Line" I have absolutely no idea.

"Bad fire at 22/Western." Ah.

12/31/2012 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I asked a policeman and he told me that in my district manpower has gone down by half from 12 years ago. Is that true? What can I do to motivate other citizens about this matter? When I bring up this problem with many of my neighbors and citizens they just say "oh everything will be ok, there is no crime in our side of town".

What can you do? Sell up and move out to somewhere safer before your neighbors beat you!

12/31/2012 08:07:00 PM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Did anyone really expect anything else?

12/31/2012 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the comment at 1129hrs, you say there are all these inside spots hiding people! Start naming these inside spots, I work at 35th street and it's shorter on manpower then ever. Many of us work more then 8 hr tours to get out work done because our boss needs it done and you don't dare put in an overtime slip because if you do your back in a district. The only positive working there is taking a day off is a little easier then a district that it's not just given. You may say I'm a suck ass to work there without getting OT, you might be right but I like being off weekends and in thr evenings for my family. So unless you know what your talking about I suggest you keep your mouth shut! Remember the grass isn't t always greener on the other side. At one time admin staff had it made, but not with the last 2 administrations, they have cut to the bone And there maybe a coue spots where people have it made and are hiding but those days are over for the majority

12/31/2012 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Someone should tell Rahm the account of Officer Irma RUIZ, who was murdered in a Chicago Public School, and of her partner, the wounded Greg Jaglowski, who took down the assailant. The armed gunman had killed several people and wounded a city worker when he entered the Montefiore School on 14th and Ashland. No one knows how many kid's lives were saved that day. This case is more important that the Laurie Dann case when referring to shootings that occurred in grammar schools!

12/31/2012 12:42:00 PM


I remember that day quite well. I heard the male officer call for help on the radio and shots fired, PO shot etc. The thing was terrible to listen to and I was too far away to get there in time to make a difference. I believe it went out over Citywide and I was at A/3. I don't think vests were required yet and the doors of the school weren't locked. If not for those two officers there would have been kids shot that day.

12/31/2012 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is FOP doing to address this issue? I'd like to see them get more aggressive. Shields screwed up deadlines earlier this year and lately he's been spending union resources on helping friends beat out the leadership at IBEW Local 134
And the rest of the Top officers at FLOP are Silent
Glad my Union Dues is doing me well

12/31/2012 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm needs to go just like Lovie!!!!!

12/31/2012 09:44:00 PM  
Blogger Yahoo Mush Mouse said...

If a burglary scene is contaminated please have CW2 notify an E.T. Sgt 5810, 5020, 5830, 5050 about the circumstances. The E.T. supervision will say "note those circumstances in the report and put me 58_ _ notified. They will defer the request to the assigned detective area. No E.T. will be sent. Yes, you are following your Sgt's request for E.T. to process a scene, but if our Sgt says other wise please note that in your report. Yes we are short, on Christmas Eve on 2nd watch there were 3 E.T.s south and 1 north. Christmas day had 2 south and 1 north. 26 Dec the same thing. Please understand that City Hall and the Police Dept. is not concerned about quality of E.T.s processing jobs but only quantity. I pray no officers get hurt or killed because our the department's low numbers on the street. Thanks for understanding.

12/31/2012 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Rahm and the the city Start Selling any out of town destination to anyone u know and say u want to get out of this shit hole thereis nothing left and it looks and smells like VIetnam.

12/31/2012 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new dicks class is spending quite a bit of time learning about mis-classification of crime.

eg.

if a garage door isnt locked and a person walks in a steals a lawnmower it is not a burglary its a theft.

I know some of u think this is true from years of writing it up but when it happens to your house or an exempts guess what it will be made???


I'm in the class and this is complete bullshit. Ask anyone who just made dick.

12/31/2012 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is going to win the ghoul pool?

12/31/2012 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To:

" RE: From CPD said...
31 December 2012
____________________________

Police Officers (9161) 9372

Sergeants (9171) . . . 1129

Lieutenants (9173) . . 199

Captains (9175) . . . . 23

Detectives (9165) . . . 874

Evidence Techs (9206) . 79

Field Train. Ofrs (9164) 65

12/31/2012 09:25:00 AM"

That comes out to 11741 total sworn. I think you are a bit off.

How up to date is the list, we just had two Captains retire in 010, (C. White and R. Aguinaga) were they still listed. They have been gone for months that would leave the other numbers in question.

Also, what about a few titles, Security Specialists, 9160(?), Latent Fingerprint Examiner, Canine Handlers, Explosives Technicians, Helicopter Pilots, do Mounted and Marine Officers carry a special Personnel Code?

I wonder sometimes if we have Ghost Payrollers on the Department. It wouldn't surprise me.

We need a real FORENSIC MANPOWER AUDIT. FOP & PB/PA are you listening.

12/31/2012 11:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...

And in other news one has to wonder if Hillary Clinton is pulling a JJJ to avoid testimony on the Benghazi security issue.

She's hospitalized with a blood clot.

12/31/2012 07:41:00 AM<<<

And Rahm is in Viet Nam to avoid questions. The following was sent to the Saigon Times, English Language new service. There should be no where in the world for him to hide.

"Dear Friends

The Mayor of the City of Chicago Illinois, his family and bodyguards has been visiting Viet Nam just when the murder total in this city went over 500 for the year. This makes Chicago the "Murder Capital of the United States" and this is proclaimed on T-shirts. If you were find him and ask him why, he would claim that it is because of all the guns available. He will not say that he has depleted the Chicago Police Department and showed the officers great disrespect trying to eliminate pensions and benefits that they earned. He eliminates police protection for the people of Chicago but surrounds himself, his family and friends with bodyguards. You will no doubt see some there.

Ìf he is still in your country, ask him about the murders and importantly how many police officers there were when he started and how many are there now. He will not give you an honest answer and the press here will not ask that question. I will check back to see if you have any results.

Best Regards from Chicago. (Please keep email identity confidential)"

12/31/2012 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahm needs to go just like Lovie!!!!!

12/31/2012 09:44:00 PM

NO! Rahm needs to go like LOUIE XIV

Off with his head!!

12/31/2012 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" RE: From CPD said...
31 December 2012
____________________________

Police Officers (9161) 9372

Sergeants (9171) . . . 1129

Lieutenants (9173) . . 199

Captains (9175) . . . . 23

Detectives (9165) . . . 874

Evidence Techs (9206) . 79

Field Train. Ofrs (9164) 65

12/31/2012 09:25:00 AM"

That comes out to 11741 total sworn. I think you are a bit off.

How up to date is the list, we just had two Captains retire in 010, (C. White and R. Aguinaga) were they still listed. They have been gone for months that would leave the other numbers in question.

Also, what about a few titles, Security Specialists, 9160(?), Latent Fingerprint Examiner, Canine Handlers, Explosives Technicians, Helicopter Pilots, do Mounted and Marine Officers carry a special Personnel Code?

I wonder sometimes if we have Ghost Payrollers on the Department. It wouldn't surprise me.

We need a real FORENSIC MANPOWER AUDIT. FOP & PB/PA are you listening.

12/31/2012 11:26:00 PM


There are other title codes you left out. Yes, Marine Unit and Mounted Unit each have their own title codes and are D2. Legal Affairs has Legal Officers, another title code at D3. Security Specialist, D3, Sgt working as Security Detail CO, commander pay and another title code.

Finance has it all, how many people draw a paycheck, even then, some are in no pay status, deployed, leave of absence etc.

I know that my north side district had approx. 350 on the old strength report 12 years ago and 270 recently. A decrease of 80 plus 2012 retirements and promotions.

Another serious impediment to hiring is Tracy Ladner. She shitcans good candidates through incompetence. Imagine telling people to show up for their new job by email and if they don't get that email they are dropped after the City spent thousands vetting each one. She is a moron.

1/01/2013 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How up to date is the list, we just had two Captains retire in 010, (C. White and R. Aguinaga) were they still listed. They have been gone for months that would leave the other numbers in question.

Capt. Dillion from 016 just retired too.

1/01/2013 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Wait a minute ?

Less police.
Less firefighters.
less streets and sanitation.
Less morgue people.
Less parking.
Less Schools.

More taxes and fees that any time in the History of Chicago and Illinois?

Free life support for parasites and traitors?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND?

1/01/2013 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the citizen who asked what it meant when it was said, "If crime isn't reported, it means crime is down". Just means if an event or crime is not reported to the police and if a police report is not done, there is no record of that crime so it is not counted in the statistics. Therefore, it looks like no such event occurred, because there is no record of it. All reports are compiled into statistics, to see if the rate of crime is going upon. Or down. For this and other reasons, be careful when you hear the statistics.

1/01/2013 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0925 This is no secret about the manpower. The pension board has the exact and updated figures. They know exactly how many officers are paying into the pension. Also you can check on clear when looking for seniority, etc It list the number of officers by rank and is up to date

1/01/2013 03:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New York City just graduated 1,000 police officers, wow! we are under 10,000 Police Officers in Chicago, Mayor Rahm, Supt McCathy and President Obama were not born or raised in Chicago but all have used Chicago to pad their resumes, therefore what are we left with, no heart or soul for Chicago

1/01/2013 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahm needs to go just like Lovie!!!!!

12/31/2012 09:44:00 PM

NO! Rahm needs to go like LOUIE XIV

Off with his head!!

12/31/2012 11:42:00 PM

I think you meant Louis XVI. He is the one who lost his head. Louis XIV died of gangrene

1/01/2013 05:00:00 AM  
Anonymous 12/31/2012 09:25:00 AM said...



"That comes out to 11741 total sworn. I think you are a bit off.

How up to date is the list, we just had two Captains retire in 010, (C. White and R. Aguinaga) were they still listed. They have been gone for months that would leave the other numbers in question. "

--------

Look the number up yourself in the CLEAR system pal

You think I got all day to post this shit on the blog.

1/01/2013 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont pay attention to all the break ins in 16 . even if you ask the aldermoron they never seem to know anything.

1/01/2013 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mayor and his buddy McCarthy constantly are quoting statistics to support their position. Statistics are easy to manipulate. For example the average human has one testicle. I bet they have looked at the staffing and officers per capita in the largest cities in the country and decided that we have higher numbers than most so we can afford fewer officers. Check out these numbers from 2010.

http://www.governing.com/gov-data/safety-justice/law-enforcement-police-department-employee-totals-for-cities.html

This guy doesn't have a clue what the city is really like. He is an investment banker from the burbs. CPD officers will get no help from him. Register to vote and tell your friends and neighbors the truth.

1/01/2013 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only supervisor working last night in 019, 1st Watch, was the Station Supervisor. Not a single supervisor on the street.

12/31/2012 11:25:00 AM

I worked and I saw 2 sergeants on the street. You must have been hiding in the station again.

You were driving in the wrong District again. If there were more supervisors they would have found you and got you back in your District.

1/01/2013 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT Retiree here just received a letter from the city stating you have to use CVS stores for prescriptions. All others are considered out of network and you have to pay, then fill out claims forms to get partially reimbursed.
Is that the same for active po's? or can they use Walgreens?

12/31/2012 05:05:00 PM
Call FLOP

1/01/2013 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another serious impediment to hiring is Tracy Ladner. She shitcans good candidates through incompetence. Imagine telling people to show up for their new job by email and if they don't get that email they are dropped after the City spent thousands vetting each one. She is a moron.

1/01/2013 12:19:00 AM

She wont last much longer, everyone is sick of having to work around her. She's a Daley plant, too. Rumor is 9.5 is sending her an assistant. See the writing on that wall?

1/01/2013 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, speaking of JJJ what ever happened with his case? How does one talk to a federal prosecutor and try to work a deal without being arrested first? Furthermore what is his status? This guy is going to do his time and nobody will even know he is locked up. Bet he won't be on the BOP website. Watch and see.

1/01/2013 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 9:54.....The special units of the last decade were designed to circumvent your contract by Phat Phil. Just a part of Daley's reverand pacification program. Now go get me some fuckin' heads and you MAY get to wear blue jeans on that 06 car.

Hire more police!

1/01/2013 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I am a citizen and not a police officer. So can you please explain to me how "if a crime is not reported then it is not a crime?" Also I live in the 16th district. I live by Devon & Central. I hardly see a police squad car during the day or the night. I asked a policeman and he told me that in my district manpower has gone down by half from 12 years ago. Is that true? What can I do to motivate other citizens about this matter? When I bring up this problem with many of my neighbors and citizens they just say "oh everything will be ok, there is no crime in our side of town".

12/31/2012 12:21:00 PM


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Dear Kind Citizen,

If the victim does not report the crime - there is no crime. A witness cannot report a crime. Theoretically, a victim can refuse. Not sure how many cops in 016, but the squeaky wheel gets the grease in Chicago. Call your alderman and politely demand answers to basic questions. When they tell you they don't have the answers, ask them why an alderman would not know the manpower numbers to a police district within his boundaries.

Sincerely yours,

A northsider assigned to a non-tax paying district

1/01/2013 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The new dicks class is spending quite a bit of time learning about mis-classification of crime.

eg.

if a garage door isnt locked and a person walks in a steals a lawnmower it is not a burglary its a theft.

I know some of u think this is true from years of writing it up but when it happens to your house or an exempts guess what it will be made???


I'm in the class and this is complete bullshit. Ask anyone who just made dick.

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Ya, that's wrong. Take a chill pill, go buy a bad sportscoat and a gas-sipping Prius and get your ass over here to the southside quick.


Just a thought, do southsiders even make Det. anymore? I never hear of any displaced southsiders begrudgingly going up north. It is always the other way around.

1/01/2013 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gang activity has soared in 016, just check out Portage Park, yet fewer police assigned in 016.Shame on the aldermen for allowing this. Why are you afraid to stand up to city hall?

1/01/2013 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
Mrs Clinton in the hospital, Jesse Jackson Jr. in the funny farm. Both face some embarrassing questions. Strange, huh?

12/31/2012 11:43:00 AM

Yes, I'm sure Mrs. Clinton self-induced a life-threatening blood clot in her skull to avoid questioning.

12/31/2012 07:47:00 PM

Yes, she would. She also had her staff steal evidence regarding unconstitutional acts during Waco with the Branch Davidians when her husband was president. That is a fact. You think she cared that the government used troops to burn to death dozens of children? These people are evil and capable of anything.Do your homework and stop being led by the nose.

1/01/2013 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous CrookCountyJustice said...

Yes, I'm sure Mrs. Clinton self-induced a life-threatening blood clot in her skull to avoid questioning.

12/31/2012 07:47:00 PM


Wow, you must be important! How did you get in to see the MRI results and discuss the diagnosis? Oh, you heard it on the "news". I see. Well, that's just as good as fact, right?

1/01/2013 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the comment at 1129hrs, you say there are all these inside spots hiding people! Start naming these inside spots, I work at 35th street and it's shorter on manpower then ever. Many of us work more then 8 hr tours to get out work done because our boss needs it done and you don't dare put in an overtime slip because if you do your back in a district. The only positive working there is taking a day off is a little easier then a district that it's not just given. You may say I'm a suck ass to work there without getting OT, you might be right but I like being off weekends and in thr evenings for my family. So unless you know what your talking about I suggest you keep your mouth shut! Remember the grass isn't t always greener on the other side. At one time admin staff had it made, but not with the last 2 administrations, they have cut to the bone And there maybe a coue spots where people have it made and are hiding but those days are over for the majority


The 6 or 7 officers that work in Commanders office in 009 have it made. They seldom work a full tour, often split shifts and sometimes " forget" to come to work.
How us that fair to the officers getting pounded in a beat car? The majority of those office dollies don't even have the seniority to be on 2nd watch!

1/01/2013 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...

Wait a minute ?

Less police.
Less firefighters.
less streets and sanitation.
Less morgue people.
Less parking.
Less Schools.

More taxes and fees that any time in the History of Chicago and Illinois?

Free life support for parasites and traitors?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND?

1/01/2013 02:01:00 AM<<<

I think you mean: "Free support for life for parasites and traitors."

Economics 101 Class

Understand this: Democrats are now and always have been about >redistribution of the wealth<.

Democratic legislators are almost always lawyers. They make their living by taking from those who earn and create wealth and distribute to those who do nothing but consume wealth. They will always be elected by those people who think that voting for them means that they are writing a check for themselves from the public trough.

Republican legislators tend to come from business and industry. They create wealth. When Mrs. Obama did her dissertation and said, (in essence) >that some wanted a bigger piece of the pie and that meant that some people will get a smaller piece.

Republicans on the other hand would say, we need to put people to work create more pie. One of the biggest reasons our manufacturing base went overseas is we could not get Americans to take the good paying jobs here.

Why should people work when they can sit at home collect a check and watch The Maury Show.

1/01/2013 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm about to embark on a long long day of work because some of us need to pay some bills to keep the family afloat, not because i'm a sidejob junkie, but because we just have to do whatever it takes. So as I leave for this marathon day of work for side jobs which will not bring me back home until January 1st after I get in my 12hr holiday comp time option in ,

I would like to to say to all my brothers and sisters in Blue,

May the Lord Bless You & May the Lord Guide you,
And may the Lord shine his face upon you,
And may the Lord be Gracious unto you,
And may the Lord give you Peace throughout this week and throughout the upcoming year
In Jesus name........ Amen

Be safe everyone

12/31/2012 07:41:00 AM

This is the most awesome post I've ever seen here. I just prayed this before my shift this morning, asking the Lord to be gracious to my family and give them peace. I'm so encouraged when I see genuine believers that are brothers in the faith. Be safe out there!
12/31/2012 05:31:00

Amen

1/01/2013 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


How up to date is the list, we just had two Captains retire in 010, (C. White and R. Aguinaga) were they still listed. They have been gone for months that would leave the other numbers in question.


Just put job title code 9175 in crystal manpower and you will see that there are only 23 captains. White, Aguinagua, Dillon, Johnson and any others are not listed there. If you want to know how many job title codes there are go to finance page and look at the salary guide. All of the job title codes are listed there. Run each one and add up the numbers. Real simple. If it is so f--ing important to you, take the time to find out the CORRECT and don't fall for a lot of the bs written by uninformed people.

1/01/2013 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Capt. Dillion from 016 just retired too.

1/01/2013 01:08:00 AM"

A 6 figure pension for impersonating the Police, Only in Chicago. Good Riddance, WitchyPoo.

1/01/2013 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How up to date is the list, we just had two Captains retire in 010, (C. White and R. Aguinaga) were they still listed. They have been gone for months that would leave the other numbers in question.

Capt. Dillion from 016 just retired too.

1/01/2013 01:08:00 AM

Dillon and White are gone? OMG! What a loss of valuable leadership. What will we do without those two role models for female officers on the job? Dillon will be lost without her rank. Now she will be just Jan with the wild hair.

1/01/2013 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McFailure still won't admit that we're understaffed.
Rahmbo n McFailure are pathological liars.

1/01/2013 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come there is a uniformed officer stationed (reading the newspaper) and the Board of Elections on the 6th floor of 69 w. washington ?

And why is a uniformed copper assigned to the lobby of Ed Burke's Finance Committee office in City Hall ?

1/01/2013 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the most awesome post I've ever seen here. I just prayed this before my shift this morning, asking the Lord to be gracious to my family and give them peace. I'm so encouraged when I see genuine believers that are brothers in the faith. Be safe out there!
12/31/2012 05:31:00

Amen

1/01/2013 01:43:00 PM

I want you all to stay safe, but don't lay it on too thick there PO Tebow.
I've been to too many wakes,funerals, and cemeteries myself.
Again, Be Safe Officers.

1/01/2013 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the comment at 1129hrs, you say there are all these inside spots hiding people! Start naming these inside spots, I work at 35th street and it's shorter on manpower then ever. Many of us work more then 8 hr tours to get out work done because our boss needs it done and you don't dare put in an overtime slip because if you do your back in a district. The only positive working there is taking a day off is a little easier then a district that it's not just given. You may say I'm a suck ass to work there without getting OT, you might be right but I like being off weekends and in thr evenings for my family. So unless you know what your talking about I suggest you keep your mouth shut! Remember the grass isn't t always greener on the other side. At one time admin staff had it made, but not with the last 2 administrations, they have cut to the bone And there maybe a coue spots where people have it made and are hiding but those days are over for the majority

_______________________

Sure, you guys are doing so much work that it is almost not worth being there. Just like the people at the academy are overworked, the people at headquarters are overworked. You guys have it made.

1/01/2013 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
To the comment at 1129hrs, you say there are all these inside spots hiding people! Start naming these inside spots, I work at 35th street and it's shorter on manpower then ever. Many of us work more then 8 hr tours to get out work done because our boss needs it done and you don't dare put in an overtime slip because if you do your back in a district. The only positive working there is taking a day off is a little easier then a district that it's not just given. You may say I'm a suck ass to work there without getting OT, you might be right but I like being off weekends and in thr evenings for my family. So unless you know what your talking about I suggest you keep your mouth shut! Remember the grass isn't t always greener on the other side. At one time admin staff had it made, but not with the last 2 administrations, they have cut to the bone And there maybe a coue spots where people have it made and are hiding but those days are over for the majority

Fuck off. You don't like it go man a beat car. Fucking douche bag.

1/01/2013 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a little off the beaten path, but I hear from GOOD Sources that the Mayor and Super Mac are really really pissed off at Human Resource idiot Tracy Ladner, seems that she and her incompetent staff can't seem to get the numbers in order to hire the recruits, she is facing big trouble too, seems like a pattern is developing that it just so happens, Big Coincident I'm sure that coppers kids are failing the PSYCH and Lie Box, seems little Tracey has a total dislike for cops of the opposite skin texture, and no I'm not a racist, but you can't act this way when you need to fill spots, and these kids can't help it that they come from police families, anybody else hearin a story like this please post it, I can't have my nephew take this entire test over because of one persons attitude.

1/01/2013 09:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I'm about to embark on a long long day of work because some of us need to pay some bills to keep the family afloat, not because i'm a sidejob junkie, but because we just have to do whatever it takes. So as I leave for this marathon day of work for side jobs which will not bring me back home until January 1st after I get in my 12hr holiday comp time option in ,

I would like to to say to all my brothers and sisters in Blue,

May the Lord Bless You & May the Lord Guide you,
And may the Lord shine his face upon you,
And may the Lord be Gracious unto you,
And may the Lord give you Peace throughout this week and throughout the upcoming year
In Jesus name........ Amen

Be safe everyone

12/31/2012 07:41:00 AM

You, sir, are a true American. You are hated by the atheist socialist scum that have taken over this country, but know that you have brothers and sisters who are here with you. God bless you and your family. May you enjoy a happy and prosperous new year.

1/01/2013 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The new dicks class is spending quite a bit of time learning about mis-classification of crime.

eg.

if a garage door isnt locked and a person walks in a steals a lawnmower it is not a burglary its a theft.

I know some of u think this is true from years of writing it up but when it happens to your house or an exempts guess what it will be made???


I'm in the class and this is complete bullshit. Ask anyone who just made dick.

---

Ya, that's wrong. Take a chill pill, go buy a bad sportscoat and a gas-sipping Prius and get your ass over here to the southside quick.


Just a thought, do southsiders even make Det. anymore? I never hear of any displaced southsiders begrudgingly going up north. It is always the other way around.

Detective is not a promotion. Sgt is which more south siders get promoted to.

1/01/2013 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What is FOP doing to address this issue?"


What are YOU doing to ensure that the FOP is responding to YOUR concerns?

Did you call them? Email? Write a letter?

Or did you just bitch on the blog and hope someone else does it for you?

1/01/2013 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he lied impeach him

1/01/2013 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the 16th district resident, crime is soaring in your area, their are many crimes that occur on a daily basis that you will not see on your tv at nite. Meanwhile because there is less crime than other areas manpower has been moved away, so less are doing more, in conjunction with a 911 system that may or may not route your call proprerly. The problem is the media covers for the politcians whose only action is to create a preception that everything is safe, which is far from reality. My advice organize, seek the truth and confront them with it.

1/02/2013 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck rham fuck this city and it's politicians.

1/02/2013 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
To the comment at 1129hrs, you say there are all these inside spots hiding people! Start naming these inside spots, I work at 35th street and it's shorter on manpower then ever. Many of us work more then 8 hr tours to get out work done because our boss needs it done and you don't dare put in an overtime slip because if you do your back in a district. The only positive working there is taking a day off is a little easier then a district that it's not just given. You may say I'm a suck ass to work there without getting OT, you might be right but I like being off weekends and in thr evenings for my family. So unless you know what your talking about I suggest you keep your mouth shut! Remember the grass isn't t always greener on the other side. At one time admin staff had it made, but not with the last 2 administrations, they have cut to the bone And there maybe a coue spots where people have it made and are hiding but those days are over for the majority

Fuck off. You don't like it go man a beat car. Fucking douche bag.

1/01/2013 09:02:00 PM


Another one who steals a police officer's salary and benefits and cries that office work is soooo difficult what with the paper cuts and crappy popcorn and all.

You were hired to go after bad people and put them in jail, not to do paperwork for some boss. They should all be civilians down there except for an aide or two for the very top of the command staff.

Certain jobs must be sworn but most do not need a police officer who pees sitting down in them. And that includes the alleged so called men down there. If you are a police officer you should be fighting crime. Light duty and duty related injuries excepted.

1/02/2013 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they leave bt cars short in 019 but have those 2 goofs on 1946'one was involved in roll call shooting.

1/02/2013 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is only 1 north side area. The southsiders that do make Dick aren't fucked over like the northsiders who get sent to central or god forbid south. The only southsiders in north are there by choice.

1/03/2013 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear poster 9:15 regarding the story of white guys failing the Pcysch
test, it's starting to grow, Tracy Ladner is playing God with the careers of young candidates, she has the final say on who gets hired regardless of the test results especially when the test is so so subjective, she needs to go, she is totally incompetent and has no business as the director of Human Resources for Police, maybe some other dept or part of city government but not the Police. I really don't understand why the Supt, or his staff are not hearing this, Maybe John Kass can investigate, or Dave Savini or Andy Shaw of the BGA.

1/03/2013 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

"...You may say that I am a suck ass to work there..."

You're a suck ass to work there. No "may saying" about it.

1/14/2013 08:23:00 PM  

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